matt james with bookA new book by Sonoma State University Professor Matthew James celebrates the brave pioneers from the California Academy of Sciences who validated Charles Darwin's theory of evolution -- and saved their institution -- in their 1905-06 expedition to the Galapagos Islands. "Collecting Evolution" (Oxford University Press) will be released on April 7.

Sonoma State University has been ranked No. 93 in the nation, and No. 25 in California, on the Student Debt Repayment Success Indicator (SDSRI) Report by the Student Loan Report at

Brielle VidmarBrielle Vidmar tossed her first no-hitter on Mar. 15, leading the Sonoma State softball team to an 8-0 victory in five innings in game one of the doubleheader against host Cal State Dominguez Hills in Carson. The Seawolves (16-7, 11-5 CCAA) also won game two, 11-3, to sweep the four-game series with the Toros (1-24, 0-20 CCAA) and extend their win streak to seven games.

top business schoolThe School of Business and Economics at Sonoma State University has been ranked No. 7 in the Top 25 Business Schools and No. 20 in the Top 25 MBA Programs in California by Top Management Degrees.

basketball tournamentDespite holding a three-point lead early in the second half, the No. 7 seed Sonoma State men's basketball team saw its incredible season come to an end Friday, Mar. 10 with a 73-61 loss to No. 2 seed Hawaii Pacific in the NCAA Division II West Region Tournament quarterfinals at RIMAC Arena in La Jolla. The Seawolves end the 2016-17 campaign with a 20-9 record after their first NCAA tournament appearance in 11 years.

julie rudy and carrie cheadleSonoma State University's Athletics Department has received a nearly $25,000 grant from the NCAA to create a program providing mental health support for injured athletes.

The internet-based intervention program is being created by Julie Rudy, head athletic trainer for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at Sonoma State University, and Carrie Cheadle, a mental skills coach who has worked with the Seawolves Sports Medicine team for the past several years. Sonoma State is the only Div. II school to receive the competitive grant award.

chong-uk kimA new study from Sonoma State University shows no evidence for immigrants displacing American citizens in the workforce. "Empirically, I don't see any evidence that immigrants are going to take our jobs or decrease our wages," says Sonoma State Economics Professor Chong-Uk Kim.

ncaa mbb teamThe Sonoma State University men's basketball team qualified for the NCAA Division II Basketball Championship Tournament for the eighth time in program history on Sunday night. Earning the No. 7 seed with a 20-8 record, the Seawolves will travel to the UC San Diego campus to play the No. 2 seed of the West Region, Hawaii Pacific, in the first round of the tournament on Mar. 10 at 2:30 p.m.

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