Experiment highlights brain’s function in decision making

Experiment highlights brain’s function in decision making

As one of mankind’s biggest mysteries, the human brain poses questions that scientists still struggle to answer. The basis of these mysteries boil down to one basic question: “Are we in control of the brain, or is the brain in control of us?” said Jesse Bengson, psychology professor at Sonoma State University.

 

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Stevenson elevator causes frustration after numerous email alerts

Members of the Sonoma State University community may not be surprised to hear that the elevator in Stevenson Hall has been having issues. Students, faculty and staff regularly receive emails informing them of the campus elevator problems, and have already received five notifications regarding the Stevenson elevator this semester.

 

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Interview with a dean known for diversity

Interview with a dean known for diversity

Lynn Stauffer, dean of the School of Science and Technology at Sonoma State University and the first female professor in the department of computer science, recently received the Inspiring Leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics award from Insight into Diversity magazine. After coming to Sonoma State in 1994, she became dean of the School of Science and Technology in 2010. Among the Inspiring Leaders in STEM, award she also received a Woman in Business award. In an interview with Stauffer, she offered some thoughts on her professional accomplishments and what drives her to make a difference in her community and her students’ lives.

 

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Sonoma County sees rise in STIs

Sonoma County sees rise in STIs

Sonoma State University students beware; Sonoma County has seen a large increase in the number of sexually transmitted infections reported. From 2008 to 2016, the number of reported gonorrhea cases in Sonoma County jumped from 69 to 554; chlamydia rose from 910 to 1,893; and syphilis went from a low of four to 63. According to the Center for Disease Control, people between the ages of 15-24 are 50 percent more likely to contract an STI.

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