One World Initiative

One World Initiative Events

The 2012-13 One World Initiative theme "Global Perspectives on Water" inspired an impressive schedule of events.

One World Initiative and Your Event

If you, your program, club, or center, is organizing an event linked to the One World Initiative's 2013-14 theme of Global Perspectives on Migration. Please email a description of the event, the date and location to oneworld@csus.edu. We will be happy to include your event on our website and assist with promoting it across the campus.

Fall 2012

  • September 15: Great American River Cleanup Day, hosted by the Community Engagement Center. Go to http://www.csus.edu/cec/volunteer/index.stm to sign up.
  • October 9: Honors 1 students will be hosting a roundtable reading of "The Way of Water", by award-winning playwright Caridad Svich. The play pits the BP oil spill next to the lives of those affected by it. This reading is open to the campus and the community (please RSVP if you plan to attend arnaud@csus.edu). Part One 10:30-11:45am, Part Two 12:00-1:15pm, Univiersity Union, Hinde Auditorium.
  • October 9: Hima Mesopotamia presents a lecture titled "Impact of Dams and Upstream Diversions on Hydrology, Water Quality, and Biodiversity in the Southern Mesopotamian Marshes" by Dr. Nadir Salman Abo-Tubikh, University of Basrah Marine Science Center, Iraq. 3:00-6:00pm, University Union, Redwood Room.
  • October 11: CANCELLED (new date TBA) The Department of Physics and Anstronomy presents, as part of its colloquium series, Alfonso Davilla from NASA Ames talking about "Water in the Solar System, and the Search for Life". Dr. Davilla will discuss the presence of water and the search for life in Europa and Enceladus as well as the case for life in Mars. Mendocino Hall 1015, 4:00-5:30pm.
  • October 15: Kazue Masuyama, Department of Foreign Languages, EunMi Cho, Department of Special Education, and Mr. He, Calligrapher present "Art of Calligraphy – Celebrating Water". Amador Hall 262,4:30-7:20pm.
  • October 22:Yan "Joni" Zhou, Department of Economics presents "Water and Global Economics".Amador Hall 262, 4:30-7:20pm.
  • October 23: The Departments of Geology and Biological Sciences along with the US Geological Survey present a special joint Geology-Ecology colloquium presentation by Stuart Siegel (Wetlands and Water Resources, Inc.) titled "Wetland habitat restoration in the Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta". Mendocino Hall 1015, 4:30-5:30pm.
  • October 24th: A showing of the movie "Flow: For the Love of Water", followed by a panel discussion will be hosted by the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. Hinde Auditorium, 1:30 - 3:30pm.
  • October 29: Sylvia Sensiper, Program Director, UC Davis Extension, Research Associate, Department of Anthropology presents "Mind like Water, Mind like Sky: the Flow of Meditation”. Amador Hall 262, 4:30-7:20.
  • October 30: The Departments of Geology and Biological Sciences along with the US Geological Survey present a special joint Geology-Ecology colloquium presentation by Karen Thorne (USGS and LCC) titled "Climate change and sea level rise". Mendocino Hall 1015, 4:30-5:30pm.
  • November 5: Minjeong Kang, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences presents "Water in Fashion".Amador Hall 262,4:30-7:20pm.
  • November 5 - December 7: The Else Gallery will host "Water: Essence and Potential", a special exhibit in response to the One World Initiative, featuring works by Brenda Louie, Koo Kyung Sook, Meech Miyagi, and Minh Tran. Special reception featuring music, dance, and martial arts on Friday November 9th, 6-8pm.
  • November 8: Mr Joe Countryman, from the Central Valley Flood Protection Board, will be giving a presentation on flood management in California as part of the Civil Engineering "Evening with Industry". Alumni Center, 5:30 - 6:30pm.
  • November 13: Students in ANTH 146: Ethnographic Analysis will engage in an hour-long discussion of "Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit" by Vandana Shiva (South End Press, 2002). Individuals interested in reading the book and participating in the discussion can pick up the book at the Hornet bookstore. (Limited Seating Available)
  • November 14th: As part of the Department of Anthropology's George Rich Colloquium series, Dr. Ananthakrishnan Aiyer (Dept of Sociology/Anthropology/Criminal Justice, University of Michigan, Flint) will give a talk entitled "The Business of Water: What Options Exist?". Alumni Center, 3:30 - 7:00pm.
  • November 19: Grand opening of "Weha Lahulume (water for all): Ethiopia and Water from an Anthropological Perspective", a special exhibit in support of Water Aid. The grand opening will include an inauguration by Mr. Eskinder Tadesse (President, Sacramento Ethiopian Community Center) and remarks by Mr. Berhanu Zergaw (Co-founder and President, Journey of Light). Sacramento State Anthropology Museum, Mendocino Hall, 3:00pm. Exhibit runs from November 19 - December 7, Tues-Fri 12:00 - 3:00).
  • November 19: James Rae, Government Department presents "Planting Flags on the Tide: The South China Sea as Containment Policy".  Amador Hall 262, 4:30-7:20.
  • November 26: Raghuraman Trichur, Anthropology Department presents "Hydro Power: Water Politics Across Contemporary Asia" followed by James Sobredo presenting "Manila Galleons: Global Trade across Pacific Waters". Amador Hall 262, 4:30-7:20pm.
  • November 26: Students in the Music Department's Piano Studio will give a public piano recital with a water theme ranging from Chopin's "Raindop" prelude to Ravel's "Jeux d'eau" and many more. The concert will also include performances of some of the students' own compositions inspired by water. The concert is free and open to the public. Capistrano Hall, Music Recital Hall, 7:00pm.
  • November 5 - December 7: The Else Gallery hosts "Water: Essence and Potential", a special exhibit in response to the One World Initiative, featuring works by Brenda Louie, Koo Kyung Sook, Meech Miyagi, and Minh Tran. 
  • November 19th - December 7th:"Weha Lahulume (water for all): Ethiopia and Water from an Anthropological Perspective", a special exhibit in support of Water Aid. Sacramento State Anthropology Museum, Mendocino Hall, Tues-Fri 12:00 - 3:00.
  • December 3: Michael Vann, History Department, Fulbright Senior Scholar, Universitas Gajah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 2012-2013 presents "Asia of the Monsoons: Wet Rice, Maritime Trade, and Early State Formation in Southeast Asia". Amador Hall 262, 4:30-7:20pm.

Spring 2013

  • January 23:Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) workshop. The College of Education is hosting a workshop tailored for K-12 teachers and teacher candidates. Using the Project WET curriculum guide the workshop will be used to engage participants in discussions and activities related to water issues around social justice. To register, please email Jenna Porter (jmporter@csus.edu) by Friday, January 11 with your name and teaching grade level. 9am - 3pm, Eureka 111.
  • February 5: The Ecology-Geology Colloquium Series, hosted by the Departments of Biological Sciences and Geology, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative, and the U.S. Geological Survey, presents a lecture "Restoring the Wild Heart of South San Francisco Bay: Overview of the Salt Pond Restoration Project" by Laura Valoppi of the U.S. Geological Survey. 4:30pm, Mendocino Hall 1015.
  • February 12: The Ecology-Geology Colloquium Series, hosted by the Departments of Biological Sciences and Geology, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative, and the U.S. Geological Survey, presents a lecture "The good, the bad, and the muddy: Sediment transport and South Bay salt pond restoration" by Greg Schellenbarger of the U.S. Geological Survey. 4:30pm, Mendocino Hall 1015.
  • February 19: The Ecology-Geology Colloquium Series, hosted by the Departments of Biological Sciences and Geology, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative, and the U.S. Geological Survey, presents a lecture "Legacy mercury contamination and contemporary ecosystem peturbation: An Etch-A-Sketch moment for the South SF Bay Salt Pond Restoration Program" by Mark Marvin-DiPasquale of the U.S. Geological Survey. 4:30pm, Mendocino Hall 1015.
  • February 21: The Center for STEM Excellence, as part of its STEM Scholars Lecture Series, presents a lecture "Issues, Myths and Potential Solutions: An overview of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta" by Leo Winternitz, Senior Advisor, The Nature Conservancy. 6-7pm, University Union, Redwood Room.
  • February 26: The Ecology-Geology Colloquium Series, hosted by the Departments of Biological Sciences and Geology, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative, and the U.S. Geological Survey, presents a lecture "Status and conservation of California's native fishes in the era of rapid climate change" by Peter Moyle of UC Davis. 4:30pm, Mendocino Hall 1015.
  • March 5: The Ecology-Geology Colloquium Series, hosted by the Departments of Biological Sciences and Geology, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative, and the U.S. Geological Survey, presents a lecture "Why the big stink over the Salton Sea: Its history, problems, and solutions" by Lee Case of the U.S. Geological Survey. 4:30pm, Mendocino Hall 1015.
  • March 12: The Asian Studies Program presents a lecture "Our Gulf is Our Life: Protecting Marine Resources in Davao, Philippines" by Dr. Della Grace Bacaltos of the Southern Philippines Agri-Business and Marine Aquatic School of Technology. 6pm, Mariposa Hall 1000.
  • March 12: The Ecology-Geology Colloquium Series, hosted by the Departments of Biological Sciences and Geology, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative, and the U.S. Geological Survey, presents a lecture "Ecology at the aquatic-terrestrial interface in California vernal pools" by Jamie Kneitel of Sacramento State. 4:30pm, Mendocino Hall 1015.
  • March 19: The Ecology-Geology Colloquium Series, hosted by the Departments of Biological Sciences and Geology, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative, and the U.S. Geological Survey, presents a lecture "Occurrence and fate of current-use pesticides in aquatic environments" by Michelle Hladik of the U.S. Geological Survey. 4:30pm, Mendocino Hall 1015.
  • March 20: The Iranian & Middle Eastern Studies Center presents a lecture "Water Resources Development and Expropriation in Palestine: History and Future Implications" by Jamil S. Ibrahim. 12 pm, Hinde Auditorium.
  • April 2: The Ecology-Geology Colloquium Series, hosted by the Departments of Biological Sciences and Geology, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative, and the U.S. Geological Survey, presents a lecture "How much change can we handle? Vulnerability of a managed national wildlife refuge to changes in water availability as a result of climate change" by Rachel Estralew of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Ryan Boynton of U.C. Davis. 4:30pm, Mendocino Hall 1015.
  • April 4: The Department of Physics and Astronomy presents a lecture "Water and Life in the Solar System" by Dr. Alfonso F. Davila of NASA Ames and the SETI Institute. 4pm, Mendocino Hall 1015.
  • April 9: The Ecology-Geology Colloquium Series, hosted by the Departments of Biological Sciences and Geology, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative, and the U.S. Geological Survey, presents a lecture "Tahoe: The state of the lake in the 21st Century" by Geoff Schladow of UC Davis. 4:30pm, Mendocino Hall 1015.
  • April 16: The Ecology-Geology Colloquium Series, hosted by the Departments of Biological Sciences and Geology, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative, and the U.S. Geological Survey, presents a lecture "Wetlands, climate change, and carbon sequestration" by Judy Drexler of the U.S. Geological Survey. 4:30pm, Mendocino Hall 1015.
  • April 2-25: The Else Gallery presents "Bodies of Water" a free exhibit of multiple media works by Syliva Spensiper, a UC Davis researcher and artist. A reception featuring music and dance runs 5:30-8:30pm on Friday April 12. The exhibit is curated by Professor Pat Chirapravati. Gallery hours are noon-4:30pm, Monday-Friday.
  • April 18: The Department of Government presents a lecture "Global Water Activism" by Carole Harper, founder of El Porvenir, an organization that works with the people of Nicaragua on self-help water, sanitation, and reforestation projects. This event is part of the curriculum for Government 130: International Politics and is open to the public. 7:15 - 8:45 pm. Del Norte Hall, 1004.
  • April 20: Hima Mesopotamia, an international NGO dedicated to the health of the people and ecosystems of the Mesopotamian Marshes through promotion of responsible stewardship of the Tigris-Euphrates watershed, is hosting a banquet with the theme "Let the Rivers Flow". The event will include a presentation "Listening Deeply to Other Voices: al hima community based conversation" by Dr. Michelle Stevens and a keynote address "International Water Law Issues and Regulation: The Tigris-Euphrates Basin" by Dr. Maria Murcia Milanes. The evening will also feature world music by Sambandha and delicious Middle Eastern food provided by the Napoli Culinary Academy. Tickets: $20 adults, $15 students, children under 10 free, email michelle@hima-mesopotamia for ticket reservations. 6pm. Redwood Room, University Union.
  • April 21: The Japan Club presents its annual Japan Culture Night to both celebrate and build awareness of Japanese culture through students’ initiated information booths and stage performance.  A focus of this year's event will be the earthquake and tsunami of March 2011. In light of the impact of this terrible disaster, the Japan Club and  the Japanese Language Program established a partnership with the Keep Smiling Project 38, which seeks to provide "gestures" of compassion, happiness, and support to the children and families of Japan who are suffering hardship as a result of the earthquake and tsunami.  Since 2011, Sacramento State students have donated 140 smiles, with their positive messages in Japanese. Anyone is welcome to donate their "smile" at the Japan Culture Night. Mr Keisuke Ida, Co-founder of the Keep Smiling Project, will also make a presentation on its activities and the impact on children in Japan. University Union, Ballroom I & II. 2pm – 5:30pm (2:00pm –3:00pm, Informational Booths: 3:00pm – 5:30pm, Performances). 
  • April 25: As part of the 22nd Annual Africa/Diaspora conference (April 25-27), hosted by the Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution, and the Pan African Studies Program, there will be a panel discussion of  Water and Development in Africa. Convened by Professor Ernest Uwazie, the panel will feature four topics: Water, Agriculture and International "land grab" in Ethiopia presented by Beth Hoffman & Cassandra Herrman of the Center for Investigative Journalism; The Nile Claims and Public Health Consequences presented by Edna Udobong of Liberty University School of Law; The Politics of Water and Environment in Africa presented by Thomas Krabacher of Sacramento State; and Case Study on Environmental and Community Health in Ghana: Water and Sanitation for the Rural/Urban Poor in the Awutu Kasoa-Yeyano District presented by Daniel Oduro of the Ghana Association of Certified Mediators and Arbitrators. 11:30-1:20 pm, University Union, Forest Suite, 2nd floor. 
  • April 27th: The Composers Symposium presents "Water Works" a concert of original student compositions inspired by the One World Initiative. 5 pm, University Library Gallery.
  • April 29: The One World Initiative presents a special end-of-year event to celebrate the first year of the initiative and to introduce the 2013-14 theme "Global Perspectives on Migration". The event will feature presentations of student work inspired by the 2012-13 theme of water, a faculty panel discussion, and a keynote speaker. 11am - 7:30pm, University Union.
  • May 1: The College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies presents its Spring 2013 ColloquiumWater Ways: "Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting over" ~ Mark Twain. This colloquium features four presentations: "Let the waters flow - the Tigris Euphrates and Sacramento San Joaquin watersheds" by Dr. Michelle Stevens (Environmental Studies); "Water as commodity: Notes on the Crises in contemporary capitalist accumulation" by Dr. Raghu Trichur (Anthropology); "Bargaining over water: divisibility, virtual water, and the prospects for international cooperation" by Dr. David Andersen (Government); and "164 years of water wars in California" by Dr. Kevin Wehr (Sociology). 1:00-3:00pm, Hinde Auditorium, University Union.