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T H E M AG A Z I N E O F S O N O M A S TAT E U N I V E R S I T Y

President

Judy K. Sakaki, Ph.D Vice President, University Affairs

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Sonoma State University’s seventh president comes with a background in Student Affairs in the UC and CSU systems. She is the first Japanese American woman president of a four-year college or university in the nation, and has devoted her career to issues of inclusion and educational opportunities for all students.

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Water into Wine (and Back Again) It takes more than just good grapes to make Sonoma County wine. Every bottle of wine requires six times the amount of water to make. The resulting wastewater is usually too toxic to pour down the drain, but a team of students and professors are working on an affordable, compact device that cleans the water for on-site irrigation.

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Hot Stuff Molten metal takes shape in the University’s foundry, as art students clad in protective leather from head to toe realize their visions in bronze. The 200-pound sculptures require an all-hands-on-deck kind of teamwork, and safety is key in an environment with 2,000-degree furnaces.

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Welcome President Judy K. Sakaki

On the cover Sonoma State’s 7th president, Dr. Judy K Sakaki

Imagery Winery Art Collection Finds New Home Imagery Estate wine is beautifully delicious, and their labels deliciously beautiful. Each of the 440 labels over the winery’s 30-year history started as an original commissioned piece by a modern artist. That $2 million art collection has found a new home at Sonoma State.

Insights fall2016  

Insights: The Magazine of Sonoma State University. The fall 2016 issue welcomes President Judy K. Sakaki, explores pioneering winery wastewa...

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