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Monday, March 10, 2014 Permalink

Insight: Former Soviet Perspective On Crimea / Majoring In Coffee / Prof. Rebecca Kluchin / Return Of SacState's Latin Jazz Ensemble

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Former Soviet Perspective on Ukraine Lev Kaganovich spent years donning the uniform of the Soviet Union. Now, he’s a proud American living in Fair Oaks. He’s been paying close attention to Russia’s standoff in Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula and knows how badly Russia wants to retain control of the Ukrainian region. He also knows that Ukraine and its European allies can’t afford to lose the Black Sea ports on the Crimean Peninsula. Kaganovich joins us to provide a former-Soviet’s perspective on what’s happening, and how the situation is being depicted in the Russian newspapers he reads.

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Majoring in Coffee at UC Davis The UC Davis Chemical Engineering and Materials Science department wants to create a coffee studies program in the same vein as their famous viticulture and brewery science programs. We talk with Prof. William “Bill” Ristenpart about his freshman undergraduate course to introduce students to the world of chemical engineering through an everyday object they understand – a cup of coffee. Ristenpart and his colleagues are holding a conference on Tuesday, March 11 with presentations by eight UC Davis professors on the research and industry behind the top-selling legal stimulant in the world.

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Prof. Rebecca Kluchin Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez will present the 2014 President’s Award for Research and Creative Activity Thursday to History Professor Rebecca Kluchin, author of Fit to Be Tied: Sterilization and Reproductive Rights in America, 1950-1980. Dr. Kluchin has written extensively on women’s reproductive rights and will be included in an upcoming PBS documentary, Blindspot: North Carolina’s End to Forced Sterilization.

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Latin Jazz Ensemble Sacramento State University’s Latin Jazz Ensemble returns Monday, March 10 after a six-year hiatus. We’ll speak with Grammy Award-Winning guest artists Jamie Dubberly and Carlos Caro. We’ll also speak with Sac State grad student Carlos McCoy, who is responsible for bringing the ensemble back after recession-driven funding cuts. 

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