When it comes to discerning and discussing the flavors of beer and wine, perfecting your sensory analysis is key. SDSU’s Business of Craft Beer program is teaming up with Erik Fowler, education and engagement manager at White Labs, to sharpen your palate and your vocabulary.
In this seminar, you will learn:
- How to evaluate a beverage from a quality and sensory perspective
- The role yeast plays in fermentation, from the field to the glass
- To understand yeast attributes (attenuation, flocculation, and flavor production)
- How to best characterize beer and wine from the base ingredients to production methods
- The importance of accurately describing beer and wine to your customers and staff
This class is ideal for professional producers, service industry members, and hobbyists alike.
October 19 - October 19
How safe are you on the internet? Have you ever wondered why your computer is slow? Are you curious about the dark web and how hackers get into your computer? Join us for an interactive discussion on how to protect yourself from cyber threats!
Format: 50% Lecture, 50% Interactive discussion
September 20 - September 20
This course will focus on indigenous heritage and cultural resources management, particularly around archaeological/ancestral sites and Traditional Cultural Resources (TCRs), Traditional Cultural Properties (TCPs), and Traditional Cultural Landscapes (TCLs). The purpose of the course is to provide Native American and Indigenous students, as well as non-Native students with sufficient background, education, and training to successfully work with tribes, necessary and sufficient praxis to protect, preserve, and learn from and better appreciate the power of cultural landscapes and places. This training involves learning to satisfy the regulatory requirements of the cultural heritage and resources management profession in standard as well as create ways and includes Native American and Indigenous voices and worldviews in the research design, data collection, and interpretation of research.
Program: American Indian Studies
August 28 - December 11
Based on Helen Thorpe’s bestselling book, this documentary-style play follows four Latina teenage girls in Denver — two of whom are documented and two who are not — through young adulthood. Their close-knit friendships begin to unravel when immigration status dictates the girls’ opportunities, or lack thereof. When a political firestorm arises, each girl’s future becomes increasingly complicated. Just Like Usposes difficult, yet essential questions about what makes us American.
Facilitator: SDSU Arts Alive Staff
October 6 - October 6
Learn more about all the great resources available to you at the SDSU Library. Enjoy a tour led by library faculty and staff for an overview of the collections (more than 7 million items) and services. Learn how to find and borrow books; what special collections and other selections are on each floor; how to access the 800+ public computers; how to check out DVDs and CDs from the Media Center; how to access the book catalogs (for printed and eBooks), article and journal databases, and digital collections; and how to request materials from other libraries. Membership is not required.
September 25 - September 25
This lecture will discuss our recent research breakthrough that shows existing HIV medicines that might be able to treat Alzheimer’s disease. Students will hear more about the latest research in Alzheimer’s, as well as develop an understanding of the underlying biology of the brain.
Format: 90% Lecture, 10% Interactive discussion
November 15 - November 15
This course explores the conundrum between determinism and randomness through the concept of chaos and its beautiful fractal signatures. Considering that the mechanical systems that surround us are deterministic (knowledge of the past precisely determines the future evolution) and thus predictable through the laws of physics, why do certain systems display apparently unpredictable behavior? For example, is a coin toss a random event? Can we predict the roulette? The laws of physics dictate that if one knows all forces acting on a system then all its future evolution is strictly determined by its initial configuration. If so, why can’t we beat the roulette?
Format: 80% Lecture, 10% Interactive discussion, 10% Demonstration
September 26 - September 26