November 2018 Sourisseau Academy photo album and vide

In 1930, most San José residents were familiar with the towns of Alma, Perry, Pomar, Madrone, and Wrights — none of which exist today. In the November 2018 Sourisseau Academy photo album Anthropology Professor Emeritus Tom Layton pays tribute to the towns and venues that have disappeared from our modern landscape.

The November 2018 Sourisseau Academy news video presents 150 years of birds-eye views of growth and change in the Silicon Valley.

The Truth Effect – Silicon Valley’s Take on the Mid-term Elections

You are invited to what will surely be an informative, incisive event focused on the aftermath of the midterm national elections. The event – which we are calling “The Truth Effect – Silicon Valley’s Take on the Mid-term Elections” – takes place here on campus. All are welcome, and admission is free.

when: November 15, 2018, 6:30–8:30
where: SJSU Diaz Compean Student Union Theater

Come hear some of the Silicon Valley’s top political minds as they weigh in on the elections and offer their insights on what the outcomes mean for SJSU, our region, and the nation.

Panel 1: All Politics is Local

Moderator
Terry Christensen
Professor Emeritus, Political Science

Panelists:

Cindy Chavez
Supervisor, District 2 (SJSU alumna)

Fred Keeley
Lecturer, Political Science
Former Assemblymember, District 27
Treasurer, Santa Cruz County

Evan Low
Assemblymember, District 28 (SJSU alumnus)

Panel 2: The Tech Factor: Campaigns and Voting in 2018

Moderator
Melinda Jackson
Professor and Chair, Political Science

Panelists:

Rachel Michelin
President and CEO, California Women LEAD

Matt Mahan
President and CEO, Brigade

Jessica Speiser
Chief Outreach Officer, Voter Circle

Questions?
Please email sjsupres@sjsu.edu

The event is hosted by President Mary A. Papazian

SJSU Votes!

SJSU Votes! will be holding a mini-block party on 7th St. Plaza, spaces 35-36 on 10/18/18 from 11am to 3pm. SJSU Votes! will have voter registration and education material, music, games, items from the Registrar of Voters, and snacks.

SJSU Votes! also provides a URL where students can register online:

website: https://www.sjsuvotes.org
Twitter: @SJSUvotes

October 2018 Sourisseau Academy photo album and video

From second story rooftops in 1858, to the 115-foot “birds’ nest” atop the dome of the Santa Clara County Court House in 1869, to the 207-foot platform near the top of the San José Electric Light Tower in 1881, artists and photographers, lugging sketch pads, tripods and glass plate negatives, climbed higher and higher to capture iconic panoramic vistas. In the October 2018 Sourisseau Academy photo album retired Anthropology Professor Tom Layton journeys into the sky to the imaginary heights from which artists have transformed the Silicon Valley into a fantastical realm where San José’s Hotel De Anza can easily loom larger than all of San Francisco.

The October 2018 Sourisseau Academy news video [titled “Horse Power!” this month] explores the era of the horse and buggy, and the sweet aroma of fruit trees by the side of the road.