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Upcoming Events

Sierra College

What’s Wrong With Prisons?

Truckee, CA
Experience the unique perspective of a female prison doctor who spent 30 years behind bars taking care of the sickest inmates in Nevada during this fascinating Sierra College Insights with Dr. Karen Gedney.

Learning Spanish Through Storytelling, Music and Art

Truckee, CA
Interested in learning Spanish or improving your existing language skills? Come share an evening of interactive learning through storytelling, music and art with Spanish Professor Brandon Scutt. In this session, participan... read more
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Past Events

U.S. in the Middle East

U.S. in the Middle East

Truckee, CA
Examine the history of the United States' Middle East foreign policy and why we are still there in this enlightening talk with UNR professor John Anthony Scire, Ph.D., MBA. About John Anthony Scire, Ph.D., MBA Since 1994, John Anthony Scire has been an Adjunct Faculty at University of Nevada, R...
Friday, May 10 2019 7:00 PM 8:15 PM

The Power of Music

The Power of Music

Truckee, CA
How does music impact, elevate, inspire your life? How does music take us to other times and other places and other feelings? How can we listen with more awareness and appreciation to the musical creations around us? Discuss these topics with Donna Axton, LMFT, M.A., Sierra Nevada College Musi...
Friday, April 12 2019 7:00 PM 8:15 PM

Physics of California

Physics of California

Truckee, CA
Have you ever wondered why the snow flakes are always six sided in nature (and eight sided only on the wrapping paper)? Why can we actually ski, what allows us to turn, what makes our skis go fast? Why can we scuba dive, and why do they always tell us not to hold our breath? Why is surfing in Cal...
Friday, March 8 2019 7:00 PM 8:15 PM

The Pleasure of Looking: Popular Film and the Formation of Identity

The Pleasure of Looking: Popular Film and the Formation of Identity

Truckee, CA
Feminist film critic Laura Mulvey once famously argued that the central component of film is the pleasure of looking, or “scopophilia.”  In a conventional Hollywood movie, men usually drive the action of the plot, while women are passive erotic objects to be looked at by the male hero and the aud...
Friday, February 8 2019 7:00 PM 8:15 PM

Photography and Family History

Photography and Family History

Truckee, CA
Join Sierra College Photography Professor Randy Snook for this interactive presentation on the history and cultural as well as personal meaning of family photographs. As we celebrate the 180th birthday of the public announcement of a viable photographic process (January of 1839), this is an idea...
Friday, January 25 2019 7:00 PM 8:15 PM

The Science behind Positive Psychology

The Science behind Positive Psychology

Truckee, CA
Explore what make Positive Psychology a science with Sierra College counselor and psychology professor Christopher Old. In this interactive presentation examine interesting findings from the field of Positive Psychology, and leave with practical, proven tips for improving one’s own level of well-...
Friday, November 9 2018 7:00 PM 8:15 PM

From Sexbots to the Digital Dead

From Sexbots to the Digital Dead

Truckee, CA
Will lifelike sex dolls be the solution for the loneliness of millions? Could our grief be soothed by talking/thinking holographic images of the deceased? Join us for an interactive discussion on the implications of technological advancements on intimate relationships. About Kim Bateman, Ph.D....
Friday, October 12 2018 7:00 PM 8:15 PM

Greenhouse Gas Policies Near and Far

Greenhouse Gas Policies Near and Far

Truckee, CA
What is California doing to fight climate change? How do these efforts stack up against efforts in other states and nations? Explore the nascent but complex and fast-moving world of greenhouse gas policies that attempt to address the biggest challenge facing the next generation. Engage in a simul...
Friday, September 14 2018 7:00 PM 8:15 PM

The Secret Life of Language

The Secret Life of Language

Truckee, CA
As a sociolinguist, Valerie Fridland, Ph.D. studies how language and social life are intimately connected. For this Sierra College Insights sessions, she will address commonly asked questions such as: What causes dialects and why do some people have one? With mass media and globalization, aren’t...
Friday, May 11 2018 6:30 PM 8:15 PM

Sierra Showcase

Sierra Showcase

Truckee, CA
Explore the work and creativity of current Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee students this evening! Performances, demonstrations, and art show Join us on campus between 5 and 6:30 p.m.
Friday, April 27 2018 5:00 PM 6:30 PM
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