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SF State in the News 2006

A selection of recent stories about the San Francisco State University community that have appeared in the media.

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Alum Annette Bening is featured.
Los Angeles Times
12/31/06 (free registration required)

Professor of International Relations Dwight Simpson died Dec. 22 after a brief illness.
San Francisco Chronicle

Melissa Nelson, assistant professor of American Indian studies, comments on the rare survival of a tribe's marching band.
Salt Lake Tribune
12/30/06; Santa Fe New Mexican 12/31/06

Assistant Professor of Cinema Joseph McBride and his book, "What Ever Happened to Orson Welles," are featured.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Among newsmakers for 2006, alum Tom Ammiano, of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, was inducted into the SF State Alumni Hall of Fame.
Bay Area Reporter

Professor Emeritus John Irwin comments on the correlation between prison treatment and future behavior.
San Francisco Chronicle 12/28/06

Kenneth Monteiro's appointment as dean, College of Ethnic Studies, is noted.
Diverse Issues in Higher Education 12/28/06

Alum Bryan Tuvera, a 28-year-old San Francisco police officer who died in the line of duty, is remembered.
San Francisco Chronicle

Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null, commenting on a post-Christmas storm in the Bay Area, says, "It's what I would call a moderate storm, about a 6 on a scale of 10."
San Francisco Chronicle 12/27/06

Biology Professor Dennis Desjardin comments on the widespread growth of the mushroom Psilocybe cyanescens.
SF Weekly

Diplomat in Residence David Fischer comments on the assault by Ethiopian troops on Islamic leaders in Somalia.

ABC7 12/26/06

Professor Emeritus Richard DeLeon comments on the advantages of instant runoff voting.
Los Angeles Times
12/25/06 (free registration required)

Alum Lisa Nolan is a member of the Writing Mamas Salon, "a twice-a-month get-together of aspiring writers who are mothers."
Marin Independent Journal

The undergraduate application deadline for fall 2007 admission is announced.
San Francisco Chronicle

SF State is ranked No. 1 in international students.
Asian Week

About 300 SF State students have been notified they may have been exposed to tuberculosis.
12/21/06; NBC 11 12/21/06; ABC 7 12/21/06

College of Business Dean Nancy Hayes notes that SF State already has a hospitality management program, in this letter to the editor.
San Francisco Examiner

The Bay Model Association, a nonprofit that for 17 years has provided environmental education programs for Bay Area students and has worked with SF State's Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, is set to close.
Marin Independent Journal

Assistant Professor of Music Jassen Todorov recently won the Crystal Lyre award, the highest honor for achievement in music and dance in his native Bulgaria.

Contra Costa Times 12/21/06

This story about the Midway Village public housing project in Daly City cites a 1996 health study performed by SF State researchers.

SF Weekly 12/20/06 (page 4)

This editorial questions SF State's master plan.
San Francisco Examiner

In this letter to the editor, Associate Director of Community Relations Jason Porth sets the record straight on Villas Parkmerced ownership.
San Francisco Examiner

Mark Krizack, director of operations at SF State's Whirlwind Wheelchair International, comments on the safety and design of chairs from Free Wheelchair Mission.
USA Today

Professor of Management John Sullivan says the best sources of top executive candidates are old-fashioned referrals.
Arizona Republic

Alum Janto Widjaja is director of Mathnasium in Antioch, "the only learning center of its kind, focusing solely on helping children with mathematics."
Contra Costa Times

Alum Neil Telford is sworn in as San Bruno's police chief.

San Mateo County Times 12/19/06

SF State is one of 12 CSU campuses selected to launch a new professional science master's degree during the next three years.
San Francisco Chronicle

President Robert A. Corrigan will be part of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce delegation attending events celebrating Rep. Nancy Pelosi's swearing-in as speaker of the House.
San Francisco Chronicle

Alum Kim Probst has been named to the 2007 USA synchronized swimming world championships team.
Albany (N.Y.) Times Union 12/16/06

Doris Owyang, program manager for SF State's Center for the Integration and Improvement of Journalism, comments on why Rosie O'Donnell's recent "ching-chong" joke has a painful history.
San Jose Mercury News

Student Robert Schmidt offered free hugs on campus during finals week.
San Francisco Examiner

The "Reconstructing Memories" exhibition, curated by Assistant Professor of Cinema Aaron Kerner, is cited.
Chronicle of Higher Education
12/15/06 (subscription required)

State Sen. Wes Chesbro, an SF State alum, was honored by the Mendocino County Democratic Central Committee last week as he approaches the end of his term.
Mendocino Beacon 12/14/06

Alum Faye Woo Lee has been reappointed to San Francisco's Human Rights Commission.
California Chronicle

Diplomat in Residence David Fischer, a former U.S. ambassador, comments on negotiations with Syria. KGO-TV 12/13/06

In this feature on weighing the costs of public vs. private colleges, a student who had planned to attend SF State said, "At a lot of the state schools, there are a lot of problems with housing. If your parents are making $21,000 a year, combined, you're not going to be able to afford an apartment nearby."
The New York Times
12/13/06 (subscription required)

Campus expansion plans are "raising eyebrows among residents of the surrounding neighborhood." KCBS 12/12/06

Assistant Professor of Health Education Richard Harvey comments on the book, "Muscle Feedback at the Computer," written by his colleagues Erik Peper and Katherine Gibney.
Nogales International

The CSU system received a record number of online applications for fall 2007; SF State and other Bay Area campuses are still accepting applications.

CBS 5 12/11/06

Read this feature on alum Matthew Davis, "71-year-old hiker, Buddhist and nature lover," who has replicated more than 160 times the ritual spiral-walking of Mt. Tamalpais performed in 1965 by poets Gary Snyder, Allen Ginsberg and Philip Whalen.
Marin Independent Journal

SF State plans a major renovation; "nearby residents aren't too keen on the idea."
San Francisco Examiner

Teresa Carrillo, associate professor of Raza studies, comments on the newly released Mexican film, "Guadalupe."
Contra Costa Times

"There is no exact formula that creates a potential Oscar contender. … However, at the core of every major thesp's career is some kind of training: Meryl Streep is a Yalie, Annette Bening trained at San Francisco State U., Forest Whitaker graduated from USC, while Peter O'Toole and Maggie Gyllenhaal studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London."

"Who is an Outsider?," an exhibit at the Cesar Chavez Student Center Art Gallery, "asks the public to see people outside of their handicaps."
Fremont Argus
12/11/06; Oakland Tribune 12/11/06

Alum Amy Franceschini, a recipient of SFMOMA's biennial prize honoring local artists of exceptional promise, to be featured in the museum's 2006 SECA Art Award exhibition.
Art Daily

This opinion piece imagines San Francisco as a true "Baghdad by the bay," noting among other war-torn changes: SF State classes would likely be suspended indefinitely.
San Francisco Chronicle

Alum Mark Jackson, the writer-director whose "The Death of Meyerhold" became "a huge critical and commercial success" for Berkeley's Shotgun Players, is featured.
San Francisco Chronicle 12/10/06

David Hellman, Library collection development coordinator, reviews Thomas Pynchon's "Against the Day."
San Francisco Chronicle

Marcia Gallo, author of "Different Daughters: A History of the Daughters of Bilitis and the Rise of the Lesbian Rights Movement," attended SF State.
The News Journal (Wilmington, Del.)

In this letter to the editor praising a Muni bus driver, President's Office Administrative Assistant Maria Meyer writes, "Sometimes San Francisco is a really nice place."
San Francisco Chronicle 12/9/06

Assistant Professor of Management Sally Baack comments on Hewlett-Packard's $14.5 million civil suit settlement.

Engineering Lecturer David Calkins and his cocktail-mixing robot Chapok are featured.
PC Magazine 12/8/06; Contra Costa Times 12/13/06; New Zealand Herald 12/12/06

SF State receives $1 million from Youth for Service to create a scholarship endowment and a computer laboratory at the new Downtown Campus.

David Lee, lecturer of political science, comments on alum Ed Jew, the new San Francisco supervisor from District Four.
San Francisco Chronicle 12/7/06

Alum Leland Yee, newly elected state senator representing San Mateo County, is profiled.
San Mateo Daily Journal

The hiring of alum Liz McAteer as a substitute teacher at Nevada Union High School sparks controversy.
The Union (Western Nevada)

Carlos Davidson, director of the Environmental Studies Program, comments on the danger of pesticides to red-legged frogs.
Metro Silicon Valley 12/6/06

Alum John H. Patterson named acting executive director of Community Television of Santa Cruz County.
Santa Cruz Sentinel

Alum Mike Thompson, a sixth-grade teacher in Petaluma for 35 years, is profiled.

Petaluma Argus-Courier 12/6/06

Assistant Professor of History Dawn Mabalon discusses her work to help preserve Little Manila in Stockton in a Chronicle podcast.
SF Gate

SF State's No. 1 ranking in number of international students studying at master's level institutions mentioned.
San Fernando Business Journal

Commenting on small-town newspapers, Assistant Professor of Journalism Yumi Wilson says, "Community news is still doing quite well."

Michael Meeks, director of the College of Business's Family Business Center, commented on turning over family businesses to family members with little experience, saying, "There is a sharp learning curve, but if you are passionate and energetic you'd be up to speed very quickly and be putting your own signature on things."
San Francisco Business Times 12/1/06 (subscription required for full article)

Commenting on the elections of Leland Yee and Fiona Ma, political science Lecturer David Lee said, "There is a much greater sense that Asian Americans are making progress in politics and that they want to be a part of it."

San Mateo County Times 12/4/06

In this special article by history Professor Jules Tygiel, Jackie Robinson's Southern California connections are explored.
Los Angeles Times 12/3/06 (free subscription required)

Alum Marvin Oliver, "renowned nationally, an influential figure in contemporary Native American art and a trailblazer in both techniques and applications in glass," is featured in this Sunday magazine cover story.
Seattle Times 12/3/06

Alum Amanda Lopez, "a photographer on the rise," is featured.
Sacramento Bee

Alum Neil Telford is named chief of police in San Bruno.
San Mateo Daily Journal

Peter Orner, assistant professor of creative writing, wins a Lannan Literary Fellowship. j. 12/1/06

A display at SF State last year was inspiration for an exhibit of works created from condoms, to make World AIDS day at Indiana University campus.
Fox News
12/1/06; WAVE 3 News (Ky.) 12/1/06; Boston Globe 12/1/06; SF Gate 12/1/06; Denver Post 12/1/06; San Luis Obispo Tribune 12/1/06; Wilkes Barre Times-Leader 12/1/06; Myrtle Beach Sun News 12/1/06; Charlotte Observer 12/1/06; Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer 12/1/06; The State (S.C.) 12/1/06; WRAL News 12/1/06; Contra Costa Times 12/1/06; Modesto Bee 12/1/06; The Wichita Eagle 12/1/06; Worcester Telegram 12/1/06; Fort Wayne News-Sentinel 12/1/06; Twin Cities Pioneer Press 12/1/06; WTOP News (D.C.) 12/1/06; Kansas City Star 12/1/06; Bellville (Mo.) News-Democrat 12/1/06; Centre Daily Times (Pa.) 12/1/06; Lakeland (Fla.) Ledger 12/1/06; Macon (Ga.) Telegraph 12/1/06; Monterey County Herald 12/1/06; Fort Worth Star-Telegram 12/1/06; Forth Wayne (Ind.) Journal Gazette 12/1/06; Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News 12/1/06; Biloxi Sun Herald 12/1/06

Alum Vivian Myrtetus, a former television newswoman and media relations professional, was named communications director to Florida's Gov.-elect Charlie Crist.
Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal

Alum Geoffrey Haskett has been named assistant director of the National Wildlife Refuge System.
San Francisco Chronicle 12/1/06


Assistant Professor of Biology Diana Chu, who studies genes involved in male infertility, comments on a research team's success with cataloging the proteins in the fruit fly sperm cell.
Seed Magazine

Columnist Ken Garcia says losing alum Gwen Chan as San Francisco schools chief would be a blow for the city.
San Francisco Examiner 11/30/06

Microsoft Corp. is exploring a lease at Westfield Centre, near SF State's Downtown Campus.
San Francisco Chronicle 11/30/06

Alum Dennis Netto, "a relentlessly creative radio deejay who helped put San Jose on the rock 'n' roll broadcast map," to benefit from several fundraisers to support his medical expenses.
San Jose Mercury News 11/30/06

Alum Joe Villafuerte is the new human resources manager for W. Bradley Electric Inc.
Novato Advance

Commenting on Microsoft Corp.'s possible lease at Westfield Centre near SF State's Downtown Campus, Vice President for Administration and Finance Leroy Morishita said, "Microsoft and San Francisco State share a commitment to helping people realize their full potential, and there may be some exciting opportunities to work together in this new environment."
San Francisco Business Times 11/24/06 (subscription required)

In this opinion piece, the writer claims conservative author-activist David Horowitz spoke at SF State last February and that his entire speech was shouted down by protestors.
SF Gate

The School of Nursing gets the largest individual gift in its history, from the estate of William "Ray" Tobias Jr. and Jacquelyn Hawkins Tobias.
CBS 5 11/27/06

Philip King, associate professor of economics, said construction of a Wal-Mart Supercenter would cause urban decay.
Vacaville Reporter 11/28/06; Daily Democrat (Woodland) 11/29/06

Alum Linda Toren, a teacher in the Calaveras Unified School District, is featured.
Stockton Record

Assistant Professor of Cinema Aaron Kerner is exhibition curator of "Reconstructing Memories," which attempts to "represent visually the dark side of history -- the stories that didn't get told, the memories that were left out, the repressed knowledge."

Honolulu Star-Bulletin 11/26/06

Student Cookie Woolner, who wrote her undergraduate thesis at Hampshire College on positive representations of women in fanzines and underground media, says, ''You can be a cigarette smoking junkie but as long as you're thin, people will think you're healthy."
The New York Times
11/26/06 (subscription required); Providence Journal 11/28/06

Student Jennifer McCann, an intern in the Presidio Trust archaeology office, comments on a lost cemetery containing the graves of hundreds of merchant seamen.
San Francisco Chronicle 11/25/06

Alum Ringo Le is director of "Saigon Love Story."
San Jose Mercury News
11/24/06; Thanh Nien Daily (Vietnam) 11/25/06

Carlos Baron, associate professor of theatre arts, is narrator of "Immigrant Voices -- American Stories," a documentary premiering on KQED in January.
Asian Week

Professor Emeritus Jack Welpott's book, "Driving to Stony Lonesome: Jack Welpott's Indiana Photographs, 1936-1959," is a recommended holiday gift.
Indianapolis Star 11/24/06

Associate Professor of Economics Philip King said construction of a Wal-Mart Supercenter and "the commencement of retail operations prior to appropriate environmental review would be detrimental if not devastating to the greater American Canyon-Vallejo economy and environment."
Vallejo Times-Herald

Professor Emeritus Arthur Mejia dies at age 72.
San Francisco Chronicle

Alum Nina Hartley says, "As a trained health care professional, I bring to the table a unique perspective on sex and sex play."
SF Gate

San Francisco Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi sponsored a resolution condemning human rights in the Philippines, "at the request of the League of Filipino Students at San Francisco State, which has been working for some time to raise awareness of human rights violations in the Philippines."
San Francisco Chronicle

The UC Berkeley historic six-acre Laguna Street extension campus in San Francisco, former home of SF State, is slated for private development into condominiums and a shopping center.
Berkeley Daily Planet 11/21/06

The University's physical master plan and concerns by some neighbors are featured.
San Francisco Bay Guardian

Alum Martin Reynolds is named managing editor of the Oakland Tribune.
Oakland Tribune 11/20/06

Commenting on a new teen-only gym that incorporates video games, Associate Professor of Kinesiology Susan Zieff says, "They're enjoying it. They're interested in doing it. Those are the main motivating factors for children, adolescents and adults. If it's not fun, we don't do it."
NPR 11/19/06

Gerontology Professor Anabel Pelham says the greatest housing demand for the growing cadre of aging baby boomers is for assisted living housing.
Vallejo Times-Herald

The SF State campus has been named the 2006 Green Star Award winner for best-maintained grounds at an urban university.
San Francisco Chronicle

In a letter to the editor, a reader praises SF State's production of "Stars: A Yiddish Theatre Revue in English."
j. 11/17/06

English Professor Emerita Judith Puchner Breen discusses her travels to Lebanon and Syria.
Diverse Issues in Higher Education 11/16/06

In this short profile, alum and recent visiting faculty Gail Tsukiyama says, "Doing the mundane, everyday things in life has a calming, creative influence on me."
NPR 11/16/06

First in line at the San Francisco Metreon to buy a Sony PS3: student Preston Lee and four friends.
San Jose Mercury News
11/17/06 (free registration required)

Alum Raquel Rose, principal of Olive Elementary School in Novato, is featured.
Novato Advance 11/16/06

At a meeting of the CSU board of trustees, Associated Students Inc. President Maire Fowler "criticized CSU trustees for not venturing outside to talk to any of the protesters about their concerns."
San Diego Union Tribune 11/16/06 (free registration required)

A stretch of obstructed walkway on 19th Avenue near SF State is targeted for cleanup.
San Francisco Chronicle

In this letter to the editor, Professor of Geosciences Karen Grove addresses faculty and executive compensation in the CSU system.
San Francisco Chronicle

Student Elaine Alves, a seasonal worker at Cost Plus, says, "I want to make a career in (retail). I thought this was a good place to get my foot in the door for marketing."
Contra Costa Times 11/15/06 (free registration required)

Alum Lyndi Brown has been named development officer for Santa Rosa Junior College's Petaluma campus.
Petaluma Argus Courier

Alum Jake Sloan recalls his time as one of the "Mare Island Original 21ers," the group that signed a historic racial discrimination complaint against the shipyard.
Vallejo Times-Herald

Assistant Professor of Cinema Joseph McBride's new book, "What Ever Happened to Orson Welles?," is reviewed.
The Washington Post

SF State is the nation's top master's-level destination for international students.
Inside Higher Education

Alum Gregory Curtis's new book, "The Cave Painters: Probing the Mysteries of the World's First Artists," is reviewed.
Providence Journal 11/13/06 (free registration required)

Alum Brian Ladd, a teacher at Amador Valley High, is featured.

Contra Costa Times 11/13/06 (free registration required)

Commenting on improved job prospects for new college graduates, Career Center Director Jack Brewer says, "Last spring and this fall we had a waiting list of employers. Now we're looking at having to have a two-day back-to-back job fair in the spring."
San Francisco Chronicle
11/12/06; South Coast Today (Mass.) 11/14/06

Professor of Marketing Deborah Lowe dies at age 59.
San Francisco Chronicle

Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null comments on children dying from heat-related deaths after being left unattended in cars.
Charlotte Observer
11/12/06; Asheville (N.C.) Times-Citizen 11/12/06

President Robert A. Corrigan is one of six CSU executives who still qualify for the "trustee professor" program.
San Francisco Chronicle

English Professor Michael Krasny and his wife, Leslie Krasny, are featured.
San Francisco Examiner

Commenting on stadium negotiations between the city and owners of the 49ers, Professor Emeritus of Political Science Rich DeLeon says, "San Francisco is a tough nut to crack. You can't roll over them like most owners can in other cities."
Contra Costa Times
11/10/06 (free registration required); Oakland Tribune 11/11/06

Alum Annette Bening received the 2,324th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Friday.
KNBC (Los Angeles) 11/10/06

Alum Kirsten Kammermeyer, founder of Brooklyn's Arts Connection and a visiting artist at Berkeley's Active Arts, is featured.
Marin Independent Journal

Scientists from SF State, Genentech and Hewlett Packard judged a science contest in celebration of San Jose City College's new Science Complex.
San Jose Mercury News
11/10/06 (free registration required)

Stanley Andersen, professor emeritus of English and humanities, died Nov. 5.
San Francisco Chronicle

Professor Emeritus of Psychology Robert Suczek, who had been an early staff member of Kaiser Permanente's first mental health clinic, in Oakland, dies at 88.
San Francisco Chronicle

Commenting on "San Francisco values," Professor Emeritus of Political Science Rich DeLeon says, "San Francisco isn't un-American. America has become less American, with a retreat from civil liberties and, in the White House, suppressive policies and pre-emptive war."

San Jose Mercury News 11/9/06 (free registration required); SF Gate 11/8/06 Washington Post 11/9/06; International Herald Tribune 11/9/06; Jordan Falls (Iowa) News 11/9/06;
San Francisco Chronicle 11/9/06

Roy Conboy, professor of theatre arts and creative writing, talks about his new play, "The Tailor From Chihuahua."
San Francisco Chronicle

Alum L.A. Renigen was in Honolulu last month to promote and present her film "Colma, the Musical."
Philippine News

Student Leigh Wolf garnered 19.8 percent of the vote in his challenge for District 14 incumbent Loni Hancock's seat representing Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Lamorinda, Pleasant Hill, Richmond and San Pablo in the state legislature.
Contra Costa Times

President Robert A. Corrigan says in this opinion piece that Prop. 1D is an "excellent opportunity to promote both near-term and long-term growth."
San Francisco Business Times 11/3/06 (subscription required for full text)

Student Angie Aramayo, a campaigner for gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides, says, "Obviously, I'm depressed by the fact he's down. But I'm hopeful he can turn it around."
Sacramento Bee

Commenting on the Ted Haggard scandal, Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman says, "There's no question that this is a setback for people who want to preach and lecture to others what their social values should be."
Contra Costa Times
11/4/06; San Jose Mercury News 11/3/06

Professor of Political Science Robert C. Smith comments on reparations for slavery of African people.
Oakland Tribune
11/3/06; Alameda Times-Star 11/3/06

Joaquin Alvarado, director of the Institute for Next Generation Internet at SF State, is featured.
CNET 11/2/06

Alum Layla Fanucci, a painter, is profiled.
St. Helena Star

Professor of Communication Studies Joseph Tuman comments on recent rhetoric from Sen. John Kerry.
San Francisco Chronicle

A study by Associate Professor of Economics Philip King forecasts the impact of two Wal-Mart projects planned for Chico.
Chico Enterprise Record 11/1/06

This opinion piece advocates a higher education system modeled on California's.
The Australian 11/1/06


Alum Thomas James Hurst, a Seattle Times photographer, won first prize in Editor & Publisher's seventh annual Photos of the Year contest.
The Seattle Times 10/31/06

Leroy Morishita, vice president for administration and finance, outlines the elements of SF State's draft master plan in this feature.
San Francisco Chronicle
10/30/06; KESQ 10/30/06

San Francisco was not always a Democratic fortress -- George Moscone's "mayoralty was the critical break point," said Richard DeLeon, professor emeritus of political science.
Los Angeles Times
10/30/06 (free registration required)

In a speech at SF State last month, Democratic candidate for governor Phil Angelides "spoke out strongly against the war."
San Francisco Chronicle

Alum John W. Blackett "is the mastermind behind the Web site www.sanfranciscocemeteries.com, which brings to life the history of San Francisco's cemeteries."
San Francisco Chronicle

Alum Kathy Kellner Griffith, the master tailor at Berkeley Rep, is featured.
Contra Costa Times

Alum Stuart Dempster, "a musical agent provocateur who, for nearly four decades, has quietly enlivened -- and enlightened -- Seattle music," will be honored at a 70th birthday tribute.
The Seattle Times

Assistant Professor of English Sara Hackenberg's new class on literary vampires is featured.
San Francisco Chronicle 10/28/06

Former student Stephen Colletti, a star of the reality show "Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County," dropped out of SF State and now appears on MTV's "Total Request Live."
Los Angeles Times 10/29/06 (free registration required); Seattle Times 11/6/06; Monterey County Herald 11/13/06

Alum Annette Bening, now starring in "Running with Scissors," is featured.
National Public Radio's Fresh Air

Bioluminescent fungi (glowing mushrooms) being studied by biology Professor Dennis Desjardin's research team are featured.
National Geographic News

Joel Schechter, professor of theatre arts, "discovered a lost masterpiece of the Yiddish theater buried in the National Archives" and adapted it as a musical now playing locally, "Stars: A Yiddish Theater Revue in English."
j. 10/27/06; All About Jewish Theatre 11/13/06

Alum Annette Bening is "the opposite of her self-absorbed character in 'Running With Scissors,' opening today."
Philadelphia Daily News

Read this opinion piece by Andrei Tsygankov, associate professor of international relations, on Russia's response to North Korea's nuclear tests.
The Korea Herald

Joe Tuman, professor of communication studies, writes about participating in the Hawaii Ironman triathlon.
San Francisco Chronicle

Alum Brooks Holcomb is running as the incumbent in the election for Nevada State Assembly District 24.
Reno Gazette-Journal

Fuller Brush will honor a lifetime guarantee on hairbrush bought by alum George Stewart in 1961.

Charles Griswold, adjunct professor of biology and the arachnids curator at the California Academy of Sciences, shares his spider knowledge.
Petaluma Argus-Courier

Journalism Professor John Burks, commenting on newspapers' standards regarding printing salacious details of scandals, says, "For better or for worse, mainstream news media is locked in place, certain of its correctitude."
Hartford Courant 10/25/06; Indianapolis Star Tribune 10/29/06

Student Adetola Williams receives a Stein Scholarship, available to residents of BRIDGE Housing complexes.
Alameda Times-Star
10/25/06; Oakland Tribune 10/25/06

Read this letter to the editor by Niccolo Caldararo, lecturer of anthropology.
Financial Times

Student Dan Johnson is mapping the burrito's migration across the U.S. culinary landscape on Burritophile.com, which he co-founded last year.
Investor's Business Daily 10/24/06

Alum Gerry Thompson's oils and watercolors are on display at the Hayward Chamber of Commerce. The Castro Valley Forum 10/24/06

"The Collectible Moment: Photographs in the Norton Simon Museum" features images from three early '70s graduating class portfolios at SF State and the Institute of Design in Chicago.
Los Angeles Times 10/24/06

Professor of Communication Studies Joseph Tuman comments on a candidate's decision to run a "paperless campaign."

Read this guest article by Toni Mirosevich, associate professor of creative writing.
San Francisco Chronicle

Political Science Lecturer David Lee comments that San Francisco's Chinatown "remains the cultural and political center of the Chinese-American community."
San Jose Mercury News
(free registration required) 10/21/06; San Francisco Examiner 10/21/06; SF Gate 10/22/06; The (Palm Springs) Desert Sun 10/22/06; San Bernardino Sun 10/29/06; International Herald Tribune 11/17/06

Cinema Assistant Professor Joseph McBride and his new book, "What Ever Happened to Orson Welles?" are featured.
The Republican (Springfield, Mass.) 10/22/06

SF State is among sponsors of a college fair to be held Nov. 1 at the Serramonte Mall in Daly City.
San Francisco Chronicle

Read this review of Cormac McCarthy's "The Road," by Library Collection Development Coordinator David Hellman.
San Francisco Chronicle 10/22/06

John Burks, professor of journalism, discusses prospects for the new Sactown Magazine.
Sacramento Business Journal
10/20/06 (subscription required for full text)

Deborah Tolman, professor of human sexuality studies, says some women may use Halloween as a "safe space" to play with sexuality. By taking it over the top, she says, they "make fun of this bill of goods that's being sold to them."
The New York Times
10/19/06 (subscription required); The (Lakeland, Fla.) Ledger 10/30/06

Gerontology Professor Brian de Vries says his research has shown that at least a third of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender seniors have not disclosed their sexual orientation to their physicians.
San Francisco Chronicle
10/19/06; Winston-Salem Journal 11/16/06

Carlos Davidson, professor and director of environmental studies, says red-legged frogs in Pacifica's Quarry are at risk of losing their habitat to urbanization.
Pacifica Tribune

Alum Manny Diaz is a candidate for San Jose City Council.
San Jose Mercury News
10/19/06 (free registration required)

Associate Professor of Anthropology Mark Griffin and Jeff Fentress, NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act) coordinator at SF State, comment on policies regarding Native American remains.
Contra Costa Times
10/18/06 (free registration required); Oakland Tribune 10/23/06; Tri-Valley Herald 10/23/06

Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman says, "The real exercise in democracy is not going to be found in watching debates or reading political advertisements. The place where the rubber hits the road is around the dinner table, in the living room, in the carpool on the way to work."

Contra Costa Times 10/18/06 (free registration required); Macon Telegraph 10/29/06; The (Annapolis) Capital 11/5/06; Chicago Tribune 11/19/06

Alum VaNessa Duplessie, youth activist, wins the 2006 George C. Marshall Public Leadership Award as a tribute to her work with at-risk teens.
The Columbian (Wash.)

Alum Janet Abelson, mayor of El Cerrito, is running for re-election.
Berkeley Daily Planet

Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto comments on the similarity in facial expressions among relatives, saying, "Family resemblance in expressive styles probably has adaptive value to the individuals in order to recognize kin from non-kin."
New Scientist

The film "Mind Over Matter," by the late Scott Gerow, an alum, is featured.
Orange County Register

History Professor Emeritus Joe Illick, and his series of presidential woodcuts now on display in the Library, are featured. San Francisco Chronicle 10/16/06

Alum Tori Poor talks about her West Portal children’s clothing shop, Little Fish Boutique. San Francisco Examiner 10/16/06

Student Irene McGee wins a Pubbie from the San Francisco Bay Area Publicity Club for her podcast, "No One's Listening." San Francisco Chronicle 10/15/06

SF State announces that priority applications for fall 2007 undergraduate admissions are now being accepted. San Francisco Chronicle 10/15/06

Alum Michael Dalto runs for state auditor in Delaware. Cape Gazette (Del.) 10/16/06

Melissa Camacho, assistant professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts, commenting on the reality show "Flavor of Love," says, "Bottom line, you may not think you're having a discussion of race when you're watching the show, but a racial discussion is, indeed, taking place. It's being done visually and it's taking place in the back of your mind."
Contra Costa Times
10/14/06 (free registration required)

Alum Shirley Hoch runs for a spot on the South San Francisco Unified School District board.

Oakland Tribune 10/13/06

SF State is among recipients of PG&E grants to support economic or community development. San Francisco Business Times 10/13/06

Alum Nanci Sikes, executive director of Tuolumne County's Visitors Bureau and Film Commission, is among those credited with drawing "hundreds of thousands of tourist and business dollars to the region."
The (Tuolumne County) Union Democrat 10/12/06

Alum Jeffrey Tambor, now starring with John Lithgow in the NBC comedy "20 Good Years," is featured. Jewish Exponent 10/12/06

Toby Garfield, acting director of the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, comments on a gift from the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund that completes the center's $7 million improvements campaign.
Marin Independent Journal 10/11/06; San Jose Mercury News 10/11/06 (free registration required); SFGate 10/11/06

Alum Greg Proops, the stand-up comic who has earned a reputation "as a guy who speaks his mind," is featured. Oakland Tribune 10/10/06; San Mateo County Times 10/10/06

Jo Volkert, associate vice president for enrollment planning and management, comments on denying enrollment to poor performers who had "senioritis."
San Francisco Chronicle
10/10/06; Arizona Daily Star 10/15/06

A new four-year study of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth by Director of Adolescent Health Initiatives Caitlin Ryan reveals the average age a teenager comes out is now 13.
Sun-Sentinel (South Florida)
10/10/06; Advocate 10/12/06

Assistant Professor of History Maziar Behrooz comments on the influence of Iranian politics on Iranian scholars in the U.S.
Chronicle of Higher Education 10/9/06 (subscription required)

Alum Jamie Kearns is named the Vallejo school district's Teacher of the Year.
Vallejo Times Herald 10/9/06

Alum Martin Murray, who is retiring as assistant district attorney in San Mateo County, is featured. San Mateo County Times 10/9/06

Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null says that a weak El Niño may be building.
San Mateo County Times

Assistant Professor of Industrial Design Hsiao-Yun Chu, commenting on the Method brand of household cleaning products, says, "It's another accessory to 'cool,' almost a lifestyle item rather than a cleaning item."
San Francisco Chronicle 10/8/06; Nashua (N.H.) Telegraph 10/13/06

Alum Marge Atkinson runs for Albany city council.
Contra Costa Times
10/8/06 (free registration required)

Joseph Tuman, professor of communication studies, comments on Gov. Schwarzenegger's strategy for the Oct. 7 gubernatorial debate.
San Jose Mercury News

Alum Bill Fox, a staff photographer for the San Francisco 49ers, is featured.
Marin Independent Journal

This opinion piece praises President Robert Corrigan for modeling "the lengths a university president sometimes must go to in order to ensure that every segment of the university community feels included and welcome." j. 10/6/06

Tenants of Villas Parkmerced, located near the SF State campus, are suing the landlord over rent hikes they believe are illegal.
San Francisco Examiner

Alum Jacqui Naylor, vocalist and composer, talks about her latest recording, "The Color Five."
Asahi Shimbun

The Westfield San Francisco Centre, where SF State will have a campus, "is poised to shake up the city's retail landscape."
Wall Street Journal 10/4/06; Salt Lake Tribune 10/7/06

Advice from documentarian Fredrick Wiseman, at the Documentary Film Institute lecture last month: Marry rich.
San Francisco Chronicle

Professor of Speech and Communication Studies Joseph Tuman, commenting on President Bush's visit to California, says, "This is not just about turning out the vote. Money is terribly relevant at this point. There are still ad buys to do and candidates and the parties want their coffers full."
Contra Costa Times
(free registration required) 10/3/06

Alum Tony Smith talks about the influence that Douglas Hollie, founder of S.M.A.R.T. (Students Making Academic Rewarding Trips) Students Inc., has had on his life.
Contra Costa Times 10/2/06 (free registration required)

Alum Michael Kroeker, who is "an interesting combination that's hard to find -- a charming bad guy," to star in the Utah Shakespeare Festival's "Peg O' My Heart."
Utah Daily Spectrum

Student Bien Dobui discusses her father's activism to promote democracy in Vietnam.
Los Angeles Times
10/1/06 (free registration required)

Assistant Professor of Arabic Languages and Literatures Mohammad Salama recounts his experience this summer gaining security clearance and a visa to enter the U.S.
San Francisco Chronicle


Elements in a proposed mural were deemed offensive by President Robert Corrigan, who declined to approve it.

Alum Dottie Low, a ceramic artist and teacher, says "At San Francisco State, I was able to be even more free and creative in 'breaking the mold' of the societal expectations of Chinese girls and women." Asian Week 9/29/06

In this letter to the editor, the writer claims SF State students started the first Earth Day, choosing April 22, 1968, "because that was V.I. Lenin's birthday. We thought using that date would unify the greens and the reds."
San Francisco Chronicle 9/30/06

In this opinion piece, Russell Kilday-Hicks, CAD/graphics coordinator in capital planning, design and construction, critiques Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Berkeley Daily Planet

Congressman George Miller, an SF State alum, faces Camden McConnell in the race for California's 7th Congressional District.
The (Vacaville) Reporter

Alum Jan Baross, author of "Jose Builds a Woman," is featured.
The Oregonian

Graduate student Susan Cline, "who frequently muses about social networking sites on her blog," comments on the advantages of Facebook.com vs. MySpace.com.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides' anti-war speech given at SF State this week is analyzed. Los Angeles Times (free registration required) 9/28/06; Jackson (Wyo.) News-Tribune 9/28/06

An art installation created by SF State students working with a park activist who did not secure permission for the project "hangs in the balance."
San Francisco Examiner

Alums Tom Fendyan and Caro Pemberton are promoted to leadership positions at Oceana High School. Pacifica Tribune 9/28/06

Alum Patty Hill, whose musical career includes such highlights as playing harp for British Prime Minister Tony Blair, is featured.
Mt. Shasta Herald 9/27/06

A Geosciences Department report states at least 26 children have died in 2006 after being left in hot vehicles. Carrollton Leader Star (Texas) 9/27/06

Phil Angelides, candidate for governor of California, speaks at SF State.
San Francisco Examiner 9/27/06; San Diego Union Tribune 9/27/06; Sacramento Bee 9/27/06; Sacramento Bee 9/27/06; San Francisco Chronicle 9/27/06; Los Angeles Daily News 9/26/06; San Jose Mercury News 9/26/06; The Washington Post 9/26/06; Tri-Valley Herald 9/28/06

Student William Reliford comments on the impact that the mentoring group, 100 Black Men, has had on his life.
San Francisco Chronicle

Alum Steven Zaillian, writer/director of "All the King's Men," is mentioned as a Bay Area local with credits on fall movie releases.
San Francisco Chronicle
9/27/06 (fifth item in story)

Student Joseph Matarrese, the son of an Alameda city councilman, was sentenced to three years probation Tuesday after he pleaded no contest to sending an e-mail death threat to one of his father's constituents.
Contra Costa Times 9/26/06

This editorial calls the opening of Westfield San Francisco Centre, where SF State will open a Downtown Campus in January, "a $460 million vote of confidence in San Francisco's drawing power and a glimpse of the city's economic future."
San Francisco Chronicle

Student Michael Hanson is featured in an examination of freshmen eating habits.
San Francisco Chronicle

Alums Malou Nubla, Rex Navarrete, Leslie Guevarra and others answer the question: "How did one guy (Associate Professor of Asian American Studies Dan Gonzales) manage to influence so many people?" SFGate (podcast) 9/26/06

Alum Julie Anne Delgado is named the first conservation project manager at the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County.
Santa Cruz Sentinel

Alum Albert D. Kissling, a retired Presbyterian pastor in Las Cruces, recently announced his run for U.S. representative for New Mexico. Cibola
County Beacon (N.M.)

SF State sets Nov. 30 as the priority applications deadline for undergraduate admissions.
Oakland Tribune 9/25/06

SF State's new Downtown Campus will be part of a "dramatic downtown reinvention" this week, when Westfield San Francisco Centre opens.
San Francisco Chronicle
9/24/06;San Francisco Chronicle 9/24/06; Globe St. News 9/25/06; San Francisco Examiner 9/25/06

Commenting on new all-female, all-talk radio formats, Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism Director Cristina Azocar said radio is the best medium to reach underserved markets "because if you're illiterate, you can't read news."
San Francisco Chronicle 9/25/06

Read this feature on Assistant Professor of Cinema Joseph McBride, whose new book "Whatever Happened to Orson Welles?" was just published.
The Capital Times (Madison, Wis.) 9/22/06

San Francisco police, citing "crashers" at a recent party hosted by some members of the campus wrestling team, caution young people about posting on MySpace.com.

ABC7 News 9/22/06

Alum Steve Zallian, writer/director of the film "All The Kings Men," is featured.

Arizona Republic 9/21/06

Alum Laurie Weiser is the new owner/veterinarian of Pittsboro (N.C.) Animal Hospital.

Chatham (N.C.) Journal 9/21/06

Assistant Professor Mohammad Ramadan Hassan Salama returned to teaching on Wednesday morning and "embraced his replacement while students clapped."

Inside Bay Area 9/21/06; Oakland Tribune 9/22/06; Alameda Times-Star 9/22/06; The (Fremont) Argus 9/21/06; Hayward Daily Review 9/21/06; Tri-Valley Herald 9/21/06; San Mateo County Times 9/21/06

Student Bien Dobui is among those rallying behind community activist Cong Thanh Do, who is being held in prison without charge in Vietnam.

Orange County Register 9/21/06

After being stranded in Canada near the U.S. border for nearly three months, Assistant Professor Mohammad Ramadan Hassan Salama was issued a new visa last week.

Chronicle of Higher Education 9/22/06 (subscription required)

Carol Channing's pre-performance visit with students from SF State and local high schools is captured in photographs.
Broadway World

Mohammad Salama, assistant professor of foreign languages and literatures, returns to San Francisco after prolonged delays at the Canadian border. San Francisco Chronicle 9/19/06

Actor Delroy Lindo, whose television series "Kidnapped" debuts this week, says he's "hugely proud" to have recently earned a degree at SF State. New York Daily News 9/18/06

Alum Joe Fernekes, "Mr. South San Francisco," is featured. San Mateo Daily Journal 9/18/06

Elise Wormuth, College of Humanities associate dean, discusses academic plagiarism. KQED Forum 9/14/06

Student Malorie Lucich has been awarded third place, Chandler Award for Student Writer of the Year, Religion Newswriters Association. The Huntsville (Ala.) Times 9/15/06

Alum Rosalind Glazer is the newly appointed senior rabbi at San Francisco’s Congregation Beth Israel-Judea. j. 9/15/06

SF State professor stranded in Canada gets his visa. San Francisco Chronicle 9/13/06; The (Fremont) Argus 9/14/06; Toronto Star 9/16/06

Read this feature on the Tall Ship Education Academy at SF State, which program director Nettie Kelly says "is the only all-girls program like this in the country." San Francisco Chronicle 9/14/06

Joe Tuman, professor of speech and communication studies, will share his thoughts on preparing for the Hawaiian Ironman Triathlon, in a blog at SFGate.com. San Francisco Chronicle 9/14/06

Economics Professor C. Daniel Vencill comments on Henry Paulson, the new U.S. Treasury secretary. Bloomberg News 9/14/06

In this opinion piece, Assistant Professor of Health Education Ramon Castellblanch says "the profit-driven behavior of food manufacturers and sellers" is a leading factor behind the U.S. obesity epidemic. San Jose Mercury News 9/14/06 (free registration required); The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) 9/19/06; Virginian-Pilot 9/19/06

Student Fatima Jinnah is awarded a William Randolph Hearst/CSU Trustees' Scholarship from the California State University system. San Mateo County Times 9/14/06; Tri-Valley Herald 9/15/06

Alum James Goettsche, Vatican organist since 1989, is featured. Albany Times Union 9/14/06

Alum Christopher Tong to teach English as a foreign language in Hamburg, Germany, as a Fulbright Scholar. West County Times 9/10/06

Campus Jewish groups, including San Francisco Hillel, brace for a turbulent year. j. 9/8/06

Fred Astren, professor and director of Jewish studies, was among a group of community leaders who visited Turkey recently with the Bay Area Cultural Connection. j. 9/8/06

Professor of Speech and Communication Studies Susan Shimanoff to be inducted into the Oceanside High School alumni hall of fame. San Diego Union Tribune 9/13/06

Columnist Leah Garchik leaks some of the lyrics to "Modesto, You're My Home Town," scheduled to make its live performance premiere when Carol Channing headlines SF State's "Veterans of Comedy Wars." San Francisco Chronicle 9/13/06

The naming of SF State's Mary Park Hall was "the first time in the 23-campus Cal State system that a staff member was so honored." Los Angeles Times 9/12/06 (free registration required)

Associate Professor of Management Sally Baack comments on Hewlett Packard boardroom politics. KCBS News 9/12/06 (podcast link)

Paul Sherwin, dean of the College of Humanities, comments on the security review and visa issue confronting Assistant Professor of Arabic Mohammad Ramadan Hassan Salama. San Francisco Chronicle 9/12/06; Toronto Star 9/13/06

The San Francisco Westfield Centre's main office tenants are SF State's College of Extended Learning and Graduate Business Programs. Oakland Tribune 9/12/06

Carol Channing headlines this weekend's Comedy Wars, a fundraiser for SF State scholarship programs. The (Hayward) Daily Review 9/12/06

Assistant Professor of Arabic Mohammad Ramadan Hassan Salama remains detained near the U.S.-Canadian border awaiting security clearance and a new visa. Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription required) 9/11/06

Student Judah Mendez comments on the advantages of fixed-gear bicycles. San Francisco Chronicle 9/11/06 

Romberg Tiburon Center to host Discovery Day on Oct. 1. San Francisco Chronicle 9/10/06 

Commenting on race-based comments made in private by Gov. Schwarzenegger, Professor of Speech and Communication Studies Joe Tuman says, "If anything, it makes it worse, because comments in private reflect what they think as opposed to being careful in public.''  San Jose Mercury News 9/9/06

SF State's more than 50 percent increase in capital gifts in the past decade is cited in this article on "the growing divide in private fundraising between regional state institutions and their state's flagships." Chronicle of Higher Education 9/8/06 (subscription required)

English Professor Gail Weinstein was among more than 250 Jews, Muslims and Christians who participated in the Oseh Shalom-Sanea al-Salam Palestinian-Jewish Family Peacemakers Camp. San Francisco Chronicle 9/8/06

Mohammad Salama, assistant professor of Arabic language and literatures, is indefinitely detained at a U.S. border concerning visa problems. Oakland Tribune 9/8/06; Hayward Daily Review 9/8/06; Oroville Mercury-Register 9/7/06

Alum Steven Low brings his one-man show, "The Yellow Fever Express," to the San Francisco Fringe Festival. San Francisco Chronicle 9/7/06

In this letter to the editor, Professor Emerita Margo Kasdan comments on the record of former CSU Chancellor Barry Munitz. Los Angeles Times 9/6/06 (free registration required)

Student Stephany Sedlmayer was among thousands of immigrants and their supporters who marched for immigrants' rights on Labor Day. San Francisco Examiner 9/5/06

Nutrition student Jessica Simkins participates in a program to encourage Marin students to eat balanced meals. Marin Independent Journal 9/5/06

Alum Sean Nakamura, an elementary school teacher in the Belmont Redwood Shores School District, was named the Educator of the Year for 2005-2006. San Mateo Daily Journal 9/5/06

Financial Aid Director Barbara Hubler, commenting on federal changes to student financial aid, says "We're being really careful. We don't want to go out to students with a nice new grant they're not entitled to." Oakland Tribune 9/3/06

SF State offers a free lecture course on "California: The Promise vs. Reality in the 2006 Election." San Francisco Chronicle 9/3/06

Read Library Collection Development Coordinator David Hellman's review of Edward P. Jones' story collection, "All Aunt Hagar's Children." San Francisco Chronicle 9/3/06

Alum Justin Taylor gives a first-person account of his internship at the Paris National Opera. San Francisco Chronicle 9/3/06

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger appoints alum J. David Mazurek as a San Bernardino County judge. San Bernardino Sun 9/2/06

Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null debunks the myth that dark cars get hotter in the sun. Dallas Morning Herald 9/1/06

The office component of the new Westfield San Francisco Centre will house SF State's College of Extended Learning and College of Business masters programs. San Jose Mercury News 9/1/06


Ahmad Ganji, professor of mechanical engineering, says that dozens of Iranian professors and alumni en route to a Santa Clara-based reunion for Sharif University of Technology had their visas revoked and were sent home. Chronicle of Higher Education 9/1/06 (subscription required)

Alum Laurel Gwizdak, a Peace Corps volunteer in Ukraine, is featured. San Diego Union Tribune 8/31/06

Student Sam Kim, who recently bought a Plumas Lake home, comments on living in a flood zone. San Francisco Chronicle 8/31/06

Commenting on new California legislation prohibiting the censorship of student publications, journalism Professor and Chair Erna Smith says, "I think it's wonderful news for college journalism in California." San Jose Mercury News 8/30/06

Alum Diane Scott-Summers, interim president of Diablo Valley College, is featured. Contra Costa Times 8/30/06

Former student John Saul, now a "gritty, best-selling crime novelist," is profiled. The Seattle Times 8/30/06

The rapper Young L is on leave from SF State to concentrate on the emerging popularity of his group, the Pack. San Jose Mercury News 8/30/06

Alum Ansula Press discovers activism at age 66 and is "using art to rally neighbors as she works to tame traffic" in commercial Portland. The Oregonian 8/29/06

Commenting on a new law to protect student newspapers, student Jason Shuffler said, "We're doing a good service for readers. We have to be free to report what administrators might not want us to report.'' San Jose Mercury News 8/29/06; Contra Costa Times 8/29/06

Jo Volkert, associate vice president for enrollment planning and management, discusses higher education in California. KQED Forum 8/28/06

In an article on the huge hospitality and restaurant industry in California, SF State's "excellent management program" is cited. California Job Journal 8/27/06

Alum McKinley Williams was officially welcomed as president at Contra Costa College at a reception Friday. Contra Costa Times 8/28/06

In a feature on "hot courses" at universities, SF State's Marketing 431: Principles of Marketing, is cited. Los Angeles Times 8/27/06

Caitlyn Ryan, director of adolescent health initiatives, comments on children who are teased about their sexual identity. San Francisco Chronicle 8/27/06

Alum Steve Centanni, a Fox News correspondent held hostage in the Gaza Strip, was released Sunday. San Francisco Chronicle 8/27/06 KESQ News 8/27/06

Assistant Professor of Management Mitchell Marks discusses what Macy's can do to help former Meier & Frank employees grieve as the M&F stores are re-branded as Macy's. The Oregonian 8/25/06

The Alexander String Quartet, SF State's quartet-in-residence, is part of an "impressive 2006-'07 lineup at Kohl Mansion." Inside Bay Area 8/25/06

Student Kenny Salyer, pitcher on the Gator baseball team, is profiled. Contra Costa Times 8/25/06

Marlon Hom, professor and chair of Asian American studies, discusses the trend of older Chinese émigrés returning to China. San Francisco Chronicle 8/24/06

Professor of Speech and Communication Studies Joseph Tuman comments on state Democratic Party ads linking Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to President George Bush. San Jose Mercury News 8/24/06; Contra Costa Times 8/24/06

Melissa Camacho, assistant professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts, comments on competing offers to host a debate for Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls. CBS 4 Boston 8/24/06

The founding trio of the The Panhandler's Theater Company met at SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 8/24/06

Alumnae Jennifer Alpaugh and Kathy Dybeck are part of the Bay Area women artists group Tangerine Arts. Inside Bay Area 8/24/06

Lecturer Rosemarie Bowler discusses the results of her study of the effects of manganese exposure on Bay Bridge welders. The (Fremont) Argus 8/24/06; Alameda County Times Star 8/24/06; Oakland Tribune 8/24/06; The (Hayward) Daily Review 8/24/06; The Tri Valley Herald 8/24/06; San Mateo County Times 8/24/06

Alum David Carradine is profiled. ABC 7 Chicago 8/24/06

Alum and Hillsboro Police Chief Ron Louiu, inspired by what he learned while working on in his master's degree in anthropology, requires that all of police officers have mediation training. The Oregonian 8/24/06

Alum Kristan Alaric Korns is the author of the self-published fantasy novel "The Banished City." Pacifica Tribune 8/23/06

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Eric Hsu is a frequent contributor to the Oakland A’s blog Athletics Nation, "arguably one of the most imaginative sports-fan sites on the Internet today." East Bay Express 8/23/06

This letter to the editor by activist Lee Kaplan responds to an SF Weekly profile and comments on his behavior at an on-campus event. SF Weekly 8/23/06

Group that kidnapped alum and Fox News reporter Steve Centanni demands prisoner exchange. Contra Costa Times 8/23/06; NBC 11 8/23/06; San Jose Mercury News 8/23/06; Contra Costa Times 8/23/06; Monterey County Herald 8/23/06; The Press-Enterprise 8/23/06; San Luis Obispo Tribune 8/23/06; Anchorage Daily News 8/23/06

Andrew DeVigal, assistant professor of journalism, takes a one-year leave to serve as multimedia editor of the New York Times Web newsroom. Editor & Publisher 8/22/06

Alum Steve Centanni's family fears for the Fox News correspondent's kidnapping in Gaza a week ago. San Francisco Chronicle 8/22/06

Adjunct Professor Jan Null's study is cited in story about child’s hyperthermia death. Lufkin Daily News 8/22/06

History Professor Emeritus John Tricamo is recognized by Sports Editor Brian Sumpter as a positive influence in his life. Lake County Record-Bee 8/22/06

Associate Professor of Journalism, Yvonne Daley, who divides her time between San Francisco and Vermont, will present her book, "Vermont Writers: A State of Mind" as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning programs in Rutland, Vt. Rutland Herald 8/22/06

School of Engineering volunteers contributed to the creation of a Web-based wizard that helps users of open-source software. Computer Business Review 8/21/06

The partnership between SF State and Cañada College to offer a variety of four-year degrees at Cañada's campus is mentioned. San Jose Mercury News 8/20/06; San Jose Mercury News 8/20/06; Ft. Wayne Sentinel 8/21/06; Belleville News Democrat 8/21/06

SF State partners with Cañada College to offer a teacher training program at Cañada's campus. San Mateo County Times 8/21/06

Alum and former SF State track star Jessica Woods coaches new moms. Santa Cruz Sentinel 8/20/06

Kenneth Monteiro named dean of the College of Ethnic Studies. San Francisco Chronicle 8/20/06

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith invites students "from a transitional program at San Francisco State that assists foster children" to a 49ers practice. Salt Lake Tribune 8/20/06

Phil Kipper, chair and professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts, comments on Philo T. Farnsworth, the inventor of television. ABC 7 8/18/06

Read an opinion piece by Professor of International Relations Sanjoy Banerjee on Russia, India and China and "the birth of a multipolar order." India Currents 8/16/06; New America Media 8/18/06

Leah Garchik's column mentions alum Johnny Mathis' Aug. 14 visit to SF State to film part of a PBS documentary. San Francisco Chronicle 8/18/06

Merced Heights residents may need to remove art created by SF State students for Brooks Park in San Francisco. San Francisco Examiner 8/18/06

Jan Null, adjunct professor of meteorology, comments on young children's ability to withstand heat inside parked cars. The Shreveport Times 8/17/06

Alum Kerri Gawryn is the creator of the Exposing Homelessness Project. San Francisco Chronicle 8/17/06

Alum Elizabeth Merrick, editor of the collection "This Is Not Chick Lit," is profiled. The Kennett Paper 8/17/06

Alum Jeff Schindler is named development director at the LGBT Community Center. Bay Area Reporter 8/17/06

Student Mookey Goh "is part of [a] new generation of trans[gender] youth." New American Media 8/16/06

Alum Bernice "Bea" Worley celebrates her 102nd birthday. Pleasant Hill/Martinez Record 8/16/06

Student Zazanne Cribbs is among the winners of scholarships from the Black Families Association of Contra Costa County. Pleasant Hill/Martinez Record 8/16/06

"It is people's immediate supervisors who really are the most powerful in conveying a message that grieving is okay," said Mitchell Marks, assistant professor of management, on the topic of dealing with a campus leader's unexpected death. Inside Higher Education 8/15/06

Alum Nguyen Qui Duc, founder of KQED radio show "Pacific Time," is the topic of a feature on his return to Vietnam. San Francisco Chronicle 8/15/06

Adjunct geosciences Professor Jan Null's studies on heat deaths in cars is cited in State Bill 1806, which would make it illegal to leave pets in cars. Monterey County Herald 8/16/06; San Francisco Chronicle 8/15/06

Dwight Simpson, professor of international relations, comments on Hezbollah's organizational structure. In These Times 8/15/06

"Way back in Rockefeller's era, a million dollars was ... a symbol of a new nation's optimism," said Jacob Needleman, professor of philosophy in an article on millionaires. <Arizona Daily Republic 8/15/06;USA Today 8/15/06

Alum and Fox News reporter Steve Centanni is kidnapped in Gaza. San Jose Mercury News 8/16/06; NBC 11 8/15/06; San Jose Mercury News 8/15/06; Contra Costa Times 8/15/06; Alameda Newspaper Group 8/15/06; Bradenton Herald 8/15/06; Oroville Mercury-Register 8/15/06; (Pennsylvania) Centre Daily 8/15/06; San Francisco Chronicle 8/15/06; NBC 11 8/15/06

Professor of Speech and Communication Studies Joseph Tuman comments on California gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides' speaking style. Los Angeles Times 8/14/06; KTLA 8/14/06

Three students receive scholarships to the bachelor's of nursing program held at Canada College in partnership with Sequoia Hospital and SF State. San Mateo County Times 8/14/06

SF State's Center for U.S.-China Policy Studies is announced. San Francisco Chronicle 8/13/06

David Hellman, library collection development coordinator, reviews "Wizard of the Crow." San Francisco Chronicle 8/13/06

Alum DJ Sep is the founder of the dub and experimental reggae party Dub Mission, which celebrates its tenth anniversary Sept. 3. San Francisco Chronicle 8/13/06

Alum and spy novelist Daniel Silva is profiled. The Kalamazoo Gazette 8/13/06

Alum Kristen Nutile, a documentary filmmaker, is profiled. Dallas Morning News 8/11/06

Jean-Marc Blanchard, assistant professor of international relations, comments on the use of economic sanctions. Financial Times 8/10/06

Alum Erik Holland is a candidate for mayor of Reno. Reno Gazette-Journal 8/10/06

A feature on activist Lee Kaplan mentions a conference held at SF State's Student Center that he attended. SF Weekly 8/9/06

Dan Gonzales, associate professor of Asian American studies, talks about the role sakadas, Filipino plantation workers who migrated to Hawaii, played in Filipino American history. SF Gate 8/9/06

SF State among the CSU and UC campuses that use alumni affinity programs. San Francisco Chronicle 8/9/06

The Filipino community remembers alum Nick-Tomasito Birco, an SFPD officer killed in the line of duty. Philippine News 8/9/06

Alum Daniel Lona named a customer service representative for PKG Industries. Ventura County Star 8/8/06

Toby Garfield, assistant professor of oceanography, explains the role of a new high-frequency radar system for monitoring coastal currents in an oil spill simulation held this week. San Francisco Chronicle 8/8/06; Scripps News 8/9/06

Melissa Camacho, assistant professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts, comments on a controversy at the TV talk show "The View." Boston Herald 8/8/06

Andrew DeVigal, assistant professor of journalism, explains how SF State is training students who want to focus on online journalism. San Mateo County Times 8/8/06; Tri-Valley Herald 8/8/06; Oakland Tribune 8/8/06; Alameda Times-Star 8/8/06; The Daily Review 8/8/06; The Argus 8/8/06

Graduate student Jennifer Giang is writing a thesis on the experience of Chinese-Vietnamese women in the Bay Area. Oakland Tribune 8/7/06; Alameda Times-Star 8/7/06

Construction crews are finishing work on the Westfield Centre, where SF State's new Downtown Campus will be located. San Francisco Chronicle 8/6/06

SF State is now accepting applications for the spring 2007 semester. San Francisco Chronicle 8/6/06

Alum Freda Koblick, one of the first artists to work solely in acrylic, is profiled. San Francisco Chronicle 8/5/06

Ahmad Ganji, professor of mechanical engineering, comments on a decision by the U.S. State Department to revoke visas it had issued to Iranian professionals set to attend an international reunion for alumni of Sharif University. San Francisco Examiner 8/5/06

Elahe Enssani, associate professor of civil engineering, said that about 120 Sharif University alumni and professors had been granted visas to attend a reunion and conference on earthquakes held in Santa Clara. San Jose Mercury News 8/5/06; Bradenton Herald 8/5/06; Monterey County Herald 8/5/06; <Center Daily Times 8/5/06; <Lexington Herald-Leader 8/5/06; San Luis Obispo Tribune 8/5/06; Kansas City Star 8/5/06; Contra Costa Times 8/5/06; Columbus Ledger-Enquirer 8/5/06; Duluth News Tribune 8/5/06; Belleville News Democrat 8/5/06; The South Carolina State 8/5/06; The Charlotte Observer 8/5/06; Grand Forks Herald 8/5/06; Biloxi Sun Herald 8/5/06; Myrtle Beach Sun News 8/5/06

Alum Toby Tolley has opened an Albuquerque gym devoted solely to the sport of fencing. The Albuquerque Tribune 8/4/06

Alum Greg Shine, chief ranger and historian at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, has written an article about black troops -- buffalo soldiers -- who spent 13 months at Vancouver Barracks in1899-1900. The Columbian 8/4/06

Alum Stephen Dick is one half of the duo Mojácar Flamenco. (Oregon) Mail Tribune 8/4/06

Alum Albert Kissling is running in November's U.S. congressional race to represent New Mexico District II. Cibola County Beacon 8/4/06

A conference held in July on campus is mentioned in a story on how "the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has seeped into academia here and abroad." San Francisco Chronicle 8/4/06

Student Sean Smith comments on Wednesday's San Francisco Muni train derailment. San Francisco Examiner 8/3/06

About 2,000 attend the funeral for SFPD Officer Nick-Tomasito Birco, an alum. San Francisco Chronicle 8/3/06

Students Celine Tsai and Crystal Loo are producing the Miss Pacifica Contest for Pacifica Community Television. Pacifica Tribune 8/3/06

Black and white photographs by alum Robert Buelteman are featured in the SPUR exhibit "Both Sides Now." Oakland Tribune 8/3/06

Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null's research on the dangers of hyperthemia in cars, is mentioned. USA Today 8/1/06; Cape Cod Times 8/1/06; WBKO 8/6/06; <The Daily Press 8/7/06

John Sullivan, professor of management, says that human resources managers need to "be agile" with their budgets. HR Magazine 8/1/06

Creative writing alum Brandon Mise is collaborating with his partner to create several graphic novels. Asheville Citizen Times 8/1/06


In a feature comparing the mayors of San Francisco and Los Angeles, an SF State poll of Gavin Newsom's popularity is cited. Los Angeles Times 7/31/06; KTLA News 7/31/06

Alum Michael Knowlton's "wave paintings" are featured. Point Reyes Light 8/1/06

Dan Macallair, lecturer in criminal justice, comments on treatment of foreign-born prison inmates. Merced Sun-Star 7/31/06

SF State's faculty union is reportedly trying to block the Web site PickProf from posting class grades. Monterey County Herald 7/31/06

Alum Ross Bruce -- actor and Burlingame realtor -- is featured. San Mateo Daily Journal 7/31/06

SF State ranks 13th nationwide in awarding undergraduate degrees to minorities. San Francisco Chronicle 7/30/06

Prospective undergraduates can apply for spring admission to SF State now through Sept. 29. Oakland Tribune 7/29/06; Tri-Valley Herald 7/29/06

Alum Rich Gutierrez is the new varsity basketball head coach at South San Francisco High School. San Mateo County Times 7/29/06

Alum Nick-Tomasito Birco, an SFPD officer killed during a high-speed chase, is remembered. San Francisco Chronicle 7/27/06; San Mateo County Times 7/26/06

"You can have different microclimates in your front yard and your back yard,'' said Jan Null, adjunct professor of meteorology, in reference to Bay Area residents reporting hotter temperatures than those officially reported. San Jose Mercury News 7/27/06

Alum Kerri Shawn stars in the one-woman show "Shirley Valentine." San Francisco Chronicle 7/27/06

Alum Walter R. Andrae, a Revolutionary War historian, to speak. The (Washington, GA) News-Reporter 7/27/06

Erik Peper, professor of holistic health, comments on breathing deeply for good health. The Oregonian 7/26/06

The Anti-Monopoly game developed by Professor Emeritus Ralph Anspach is now back in production. KLTV News 7/26/06; ABC7 Chicago 7/26/06

Alum Dianne Talarico, incoming superintendent of schools in Santa Monica, is featured. Santa Monica Daily Press 7/22/06; Malibu Times 7/26/06

Student Nora Razon is cited as an example of access and affordability issues that face illegal immigrants seeking higher education. San Jose Mercury News 7/24/06; Monterey County Herald 7/24/06; Press Enterprise (Southern California) 7/24/06; Contra Costa Times 7/23/06; San Luis Obispo Tribune 7/23/06; Salt Lake Tribune 7/23/06

Among political parties and nonprofits focused on the youth vote, the League of Young Voters will deploy trained organizers to five California State University campuses, including SF State. Oakland Tribune 7/24/06

Professor Emerita Sherri Cavan, commenting on graffiti throughout the globe, says "In spite of punishment, there are rewards for being brave enough by getting your stuff up really high. It's bragging rights." Sarasota Herald-Tribune 7/23/06

Alum Charles Hamilton plays trombone with "The only real New Orleans-style jazz band this side of the Mississippi," St. Gabriel's Celestial Brass Band. Vallejo Times-Herald 7/24/06

Alum Ardyss Golden, the minister at Hollister's Methodist Church, is featured. The (Hollister) Pinnacle 7/23/06

Alum Ben Fong-Torres revisits a restaurant he worked at as a young student. San Francisco Chronicle 7/23/06

Alum Kevin Barrett, who "has recently emerged from obscurity to gain worldwide attention for his belief that some top U.S. government officials orchestrated the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001," is profiled. The Capital Times (Madison, Wis.) 7/23/06; Chicago Tribune 8/2/06

Joseph McBride, assistant professor of cinema, comments on the economics of multiple movie screens in Gilbert, Arizona. The Arizona Republic 7/22/06

A letter to the editor from Librarian Mitch Turitz comments on executive compensation in the CSU system. San Francisco Chronicle 7/22/06

Alum Trevor Garrod is keyboard player and lead singer for the rock quartet Tea Leaf Green. Marin Independent Journal 7/21/06; Contra Costa Times 9/28/06; San Jose Mercury News 9/28/06

In an opinion piece, College of Marin superintendent/president Frances L. White says the college "has just taken a huge step forward in a joint venture" with SF State and will soon offer bachelor and master degrees at the Indian Valley campus. Marin Independent Journal 7/19/06

Commenting on President Bush's recent NAACP speech, Professor of Political Science Robert C. Smith said, "He's reaching out to a narrow slice of black voters that the party has targeted with some success, wealthy blacks and religious blacks." Richmond Times-Dispatch 7/21/06

Two writers describe their experiences at the 4th annual international convention of Al-Awda, sponsored at SF State by the student group, General Union of Palestine Students. j. 7/21/06 and j. 7/21/06

The Veterans of Comedy Wars benefit at SF State Sept. 15 and 16 will be headlined by Carol Channing, graduate of nearby Lowell High School. San Francisco Chronicle 7/20/06

"At Work — The Art of California Labor,” an exhibition initially organized by SF State and the California Historical Society, is now at the Pico House Gallery in Los Angeles. LA Weekly 7/20/06

Alum Celestine Ranney-Howes, a costume designer, is featured. The (Montgomery, Md.) Gazette 7/20/06

Assistant Professor of Journalism Yumi Wilson serves on San Francisco's ad hoc Police Ethics Panel. San Francisco Sentinel 7/19/06

Alum Dianne Talarico is named superintendent of schools for Santa Monica. Santa Monica Daily Press 7/18/06; Malibu Times 7/19/06

Student Sonia Vazquez participated in and observed the recent election in Mexico. BBC's The World 7/5/06

The University's Summer Bridge program is featured. Oakland Tribune 7/16/06; Oroville Mercury Register 7/16/06

The Romberg Tiburon Center succeeds in placing its shoreline on a cleanup list administered by the Army Corps of Engineers. San Francisco Chronicle 7/16/06

In a study conducted for Carlsbad, Associate Professor and Chair of Economics Philip King estimated the typical beachgoer spends $44 daily at city businesses. North County Times 7/15/06

Commenting on recent weather, Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null says " ... it's not all that hot.'" San Jose Mercury News 7/15/06

In a piece on athletics cuts at Rutgers University, SF State spokeswoman Ellen Griffin comments on how SF State has handled athletics budget cuts. Newark Star-Ledger 7/16/06

Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null comments on young children's ability to withstand heat inside parked cars. KOTV News 7/14/06

Professor of Political Science Robert C. Smith, commenting on the NAACP's efforts to court Hispanic members, says, "In order to advance the civil-rights agenda, they needed to make an alliance with the largest, and fastest growing, minority group in the country." Winston-Salem Journal 7/13/06; Spartanburg Herald Journal 7/14/06

Student Gravity Goldberg is a co-founder of the San Francisco literary magazine Instant City. San Francisco Chronicle 7/13/06

Student Chris Ferejohn makes a living as an online poker player. San Francisco Chronicle 7/13/06

Alum Madeleine Lim, a filmmaker, is featured. San Francisco Chronicle 7/13/06

Alum Wesla Whitfield, "the renowned singer," is featured. Pacifica Tribune 7/13/06

Recent statistics released by SF State report that to date for 2006 there have been 10 deaths of small children as a result of being left inside a hot vehicle. Lamar (Colo.) Daily News 7/11/06

Student Katie Collett describes why she chose SF State over UC Santa Cruz, in this opinion piece titled "Weighing my college dream." Oakland Tribune 7/10/06

The Shakespeare First Folio at the Sutro Library on campus is "one of the great highlights of any distinguished library." Sacramento Bee 7/11/06

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom suggests a digital arts and media complex that the SFSU are considering for Hunters Point could house press center needed if 2016 Olympic Games held locally. San Francisco Chronicle 7/11/06

History Professor Paul Longmore said he plans on remaining vigilant against right-to-die legislation. San Jose Mercury News 7/10/06; Contra Costa Times 7/9/06 (free registration required)

Political Science Professor Robert C. Smith comments on BART workers' discrimination lawsuit. San Mateo County Times 7/9/06; The (Hayward) Daily Review 7/9/06; Tri-Valley Herald 7/9/06; Oakland Tribune 7/9/06; Alameda Times-Star 7/9/06

Assistant Professor of Cinema Joseph McBride, commenting on a nationwide reduction in movie ticket sales, says "The trend for the future is home viewing." Stockton Record 7/9/06

Alum Evelyn Giddings is appointed president of the Humboldt Botanical Garden Foundation. The Eureka Reporter 7/8/06

A San Francisco police officer accused of crimes against an SF State student has resigned from the force after entering no-contest pleas. San Francisco Chronicle 7/8/06; San Jose Mercury News 7/8/06

Wrestling coach Lars Jensen makes a guest appearance at summer wrestling camp offered by his brother. Vacaville Reporter 7/7/06

Alum Hector Villar, teacher and performer of the tango, is profiled. Half Moon Bay Review 7/6/06

Linda Ellis, professor and director of museum studies, discusses the Barbarians ancient Roman Empire, in a documentary titled "Terry Jones' Barbarians: Savage Goths." BBC Two 6/2/06

A study by Professor Emerita Hermine Marshall revealed that "on average, the effects of delaying kindergarten dissipated later on in grade school." Los Angeles Times 7/5/06 (free registration required)

Alum Dick Daly Jr., a minor league baseball player, is featured. New Jersey Herald 7/5/06

Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null predicts area fog will not interfere with July Fourth fireworks. San Francisco Chronicle 7/3/06

Assistant Professor of Management Michael Meeks comments on the effects divorce family businesses. San Francisco Business Times 6/30/06

Political Science Professor Richard DeLeon says if a universal health care plan passes for San Francisco, "there's no question [Mayor Gavin] Newsom would be in position to take major credit." San Francisco Chronicle 7/2/06

Gail Whitaker, associate vice president for academic program development and College of Extended Learning dean, comments on a grant to boost the partnership between SF State Marin. Marin Independent Journal 7/2/06

Philip King, associate professor and chair of economics, completes an economic impact study Carlsbad's beaches. San Diego Union Tribune 7/2/06; North County Times 7/2/06

Francis Neely, assistant professor of political science, says "The connection between politicians who have sway and people with money is nothing new, the question propriety always there." Stockton Record 7/2/06

History Professor Christopher Waldrep says, "It's an important point that the same region of country led nation in lynchings now leads executions. ... I think there is a connection." Richmond Times-Dispatch 7/2/06; Potomac News 7/5/06

Alum Brad Friedman, theatre teacher at San Mateo High School, is profiled. San Mateo County Times 7/2/06


Jewish Community Relations Council prepares for Al-Awda conference at SFSU. j 6/29/06

SF State, others need only make small changes to safeguard laptop data. USA Today 6/29/06

Student Kyung Hee Ha comments on Okinawan peace fighter. Nichi Bei Times 6/29/06

Read student Rachelle Gines’ reporting in the Gilroy Dispatch. 6/29/06

Psychology Professor David Matsumoto comments on the Japanese cream puff craze. Nashua Telegraph 6/30/06; Kitsap Sun (free registration required) 6/30/06

Alum Min Paek is reappointed to San Francisco Taxicab Commission. San Francisco Sentinel 6/29/06

Jo Volkert, associate vice president of enrollment planning and management, discusses recruiting Asian American students at a college fair held at a Daly City shopping mall. 6/29/06 Inside Higher Ed

Peter Orner, assistant professor of creative writing, discusses his brother Eric Orner, creator of the gay comic character Ethan Green. San Francisco Chronicle 6/29/06

Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null says 42 children died in the United States from heat-related vehicle incidents last year. Houston Chronicle 6/29/06; Washington Post 6/29/06; Grand Forks Herald 6/29/06; Contra Costa Times 6/29/06; Fort Worth Star Telegram 6/29/06; Los Angeles Times 6/29/06

Alum Andreas Wolf named athletic director at College of San Mateo. San Mateo County Times 6/29/06; San Mateo Daily Journal 6/29/06

Alum Dina Boyer comments on Pride parade media credentialing. SF Indy Media 6/28/06

SF State was home to the first Black Student Union. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 6/28/06

"We're just trying to broaden the support system," said President Robert A. Corrigan of CSU efforts to reach out to black high school students. Inside Higher Ed 6/28/06

Dennis Desjardin, mycology expert and professor of biology, discusses native U.S. porcini mushrooms. Fresno Bee 6/28/06

Visitors to Carlsbad's beaches last summer spent $39.5 million, according to a survey by Philip King, chair of economics. San Diego Union Tribune 6/28/06

SF State's MBA and College of Extended Learning programs expect to move to new space in the Westfield Centre in January 2007. San Francisco Business Times 6/23/06

Columnists Matier and Ross raise concerns about alum Richard Marquez's qualifications for housing inspector. San Franciso Chronicle 6/26/06

Elderly sex educator Sue Johanson "does a wonderful job and uses the most updated data,'' said Joy O'Donnell, education and outreach manager at the National Sexuality Resource Center at San Francisco State University. Cape Times 6/26/06

Read this opinion piece on "Namibia's brutal past" by Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Peter Orner, author of a novel set in Namibia. San Francisco Chronicle 6/25/06

Jefferson Award winner Henry Safrit's Meritus College Fund awarded scholarship money to 31 San Francisco Unified School District alumni, some of whom attend SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 6/25/06

Alum Sean Madeira, co-director and playwright of Primitive Screwheads, produces "theater for people with short attention spans." San Francisco Chronicle 6/24/06

Professor of Theater Arts Bill Peters, director of Santa Cruz's Ghostlight Theatre company, is profiled. Santa Cruz Sentinel 6/24/06

"Every single one of these deaths is totally preventable," Jan Null, adjunct professor of meteorology, said in reference to children who die from being left unattended in hot cars. San Jose Mercury News 6/24/06; Myrtle Beach News 6/24/06; Bilox Sun Herald 6/24/06; Columbus Ledger-Inquirer 6/24/06; Fort Wayne Journal Gazette 6/24/06; Duluth News Tribune 6/24/06; Seattle Post Intelligencer 6/24/06; Grand Forks Herald 6/24/06; Forbes 6/24/06; Houston Chronicle 6/24/06

Faculty member's laptop containing student data stolen. San Francisco Chronicle 6/23/06; Contra Costa Times 6/24/06; CBS 5 6/23/06; ABC 30 6/23/06; Fox 11 6/23/06; KESQ 6/23/06; CBS 13 6/23/06; KTVU 6/23/06; San Luis Obispo Tribune 6/23/06; San Bernardino Press Enterprise 6/13/06; Monterey County Herald 6/13/06; San Jose Mercury News 6/13/06

A study by Caitlin Ryan, director of adolescent health initiatives for the César E. Chávez Institute, shows a slight decrease in the average age that gay and lesbian teenagers come out. St. Louis Post-Dispatch 6/23/06; Lexington Herald-Leader 6/25/06; Fort Wayne News-Sentinel 7/3/06

Alum Bruce Grantham, South San Francisco Unified School District Adult Education principal, honored at school district event. Oakland Tribune 6/23/06

The Romberg Tiburon Center seeks to add its Tiburon shoreline to a federal cleanup list. San Francisco Chronicle 6/23/06

Alum Glen Kuiper, sports broadcaster, is profiled. USA Today 6/22/06

Alum David Carradine, known primarily for his acting and directing career, "puts his musical talents on display when he and 'The Cosmic Rescue Team' take the stage." All About Jazz 6/21/06

Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null comments on the hazards of leaving children unattended in hot cars. KTEN News 6/21/06

Alum Oscar Pearanda has published a new collection of stories, "Seasons by the Bay." Asian Week 6/18/06

An on-campus performance by the Israeli band "Fools of Prophecy" was "Perhaps the highlight of the recent academic year for S.F. Hillel students," said San Francisco Hillel executive director in this letter to the editor. j. 6/9/06

Tech-focused political campaigns don't just target the young, says Gary Selnow, communications professor. San Francisco Chronicle 6/18/06

Student Arnaldo Calderon addresses military service, patriotism and illegal immigration. San Francisco Chronicle 6/19/06

In this op ed, Assistant Professor of Health Education Ramon Castellblanch says that private insurers are looting Medicare. Albany Times-Union 6/17/06

Management Professor John Sullivan says "Sending a resume to a big company's website is like sending your resume into a black hole." Ottawa Citizen 6/17/06

The "ChronicleWatch" column posts an update on a fallen directional sign to SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 6/17/06

Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null comments on the unsafe temperatures of enclosed cars sitting in the sun. Dayton Daily News 6/16/06

Alum Aaron French writes about his field experience in Cameroon. Wildlife Conservation Magazine 6/16/06

Alum Ralph Arlyck's documentary "Following Sean" is reviewed. Portland (Ore.) Mercury 6/15/06

Alum Aran Smith runs the NBAdraft.net Web site. Lexington Herald-Leader 6/4/06

Alum Kenneth Fong is appointed to CSU board of trustees. Oakland Tribune 6/16/06

Alum John Allair, "Marin's first rock star," is profiled. Marin Independent Journal 6/16/06

Professor Emeritus John Irwin comments on California's prison system. Napa Valley Register 6/16/06

Professor of International Relations Dwight Simpson is among experts who called for -- and did not receive -- corrections to news stories about Iranian politics and policies. The Nation 6/14/06

Alum Liza Batallones switches careers from TV anchor to realtor. Philippine News 6/14/06

Oakland cellist David Requiro won first prize in the 21st Annual Irving M. Klein String Competition held at SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 6/14/06

Albirda Rose, professor of dance, comments on the late dancer Katherine Dunham, stating, "We must work together and tell the next generation who she was and what she expected of herself and others." Village Voice 6/13/06

Wells Fargo announces that SF State is the first university in California to offer an "enhanced SFSU OneCard -- an official campus ID card that can also access Wells Fargo checking and savings accounts." San Francisco Business Times 6/13/06

Alum Jamie Pogue, a teacher at John Vierra High School, is one of 19 California teachers chosen to participate in the Middle East Studies Teacher Training Seminar in Jordan. The (Sierra Nevada) Union Democrat 6/13/06

Poetry Center Director Steve Dickison comments on poet Charles Olson and an in-progress documentary about him. San Francisco Chronicle 6/13/06

SF State is among Bay Area colleges and universities that have a transfer pact with the San Mateo Community College District. San Jose Mercury News 6/13/06 (free registration required)

Student Maricela Reynoso leads efforts to build community in Union City. Oakland Tribune 6/13/06

SF State is among CSU campuses that conducted outreach to the black community at "Super Sunday" events. East Bay Business Times 6/12/06

Alum George Stratigos, board president of the Sausalito Marin City School District, is profiled. Marin Independent Journal 6/12/06

Alum Erik Holland is among candidates for mayor of Reno. Reno Gazette Journal 6/12/06

Recent graduate Rochelle Goldman, whose thesis addressed ageism against older women in movies, is featured. San Mateo County Journal 6/11/06

Alum Prince Gomolvilas talks about his new play, commissioned by New Conservatory Theatre Center, that features a gay superhero. San Francisco Chronicle 6/11/06

Alum Di Anne Love talks about her art and efforts to promote work of area artisans. Oroville Mercury-Register 6/11/06

Psychology Professor David Matsumoto talks about a Japanese phenomenon: the popularity of cream puffs. San Francisco Chronicle 6/11/06

An officer-involved shooting takes places at Villas Parkmerced near campus. CBS 5 News 6/9/06; San Francisco Sentinel 6/9/06

SF State part of CSU/non-profit partnership that teaches parents about college. Contra Costa Times 6/9/06

Cynthia Gomez, director of the Health Equity Initiative, to present the keynote address at the HIV & Latinos Leadership Summit held in Ventura County. Moorpark Acorn 6/9/06

SFSU alum and artist Leslie Marcus is profiled. Ventura County Star 6/9/06

Former faculty Edwin Barlow commemorated in AIDS at 25. San Francisco Chronicle 6/8/06

Grad student Kyung Hee Ha is on a panel examining Zainichi Koreans. Nichi Bei Times 6/8/06

Alum Brian Shapiro performs his new work "Uncertainty Avoidance" at Los Angeles' Avery Schreiber Theatre. Moorpark Acorn 6/8/06

"He has virtually won it," Political Science Professor Robert Smith says of (alum) Ron Dellums' race for mayor of Oakland. Los Angeles Times 6/8/06 (free registration required)

Political Science Professor Robert Smith says Oakland mayoral candidate Ron Dellums "has always been a visionary. It's clear the voters were responding to his vision of how the city should be governed and his promise to bring citizens into the process." The (Oroville) Mercury-Register 6/8/06; The (Fremont) Argus 6/8/06

Alum Garrin Vincent's "Star Slyderz" is among films that will screen at the horror film festival, "Another Hole in the Head." San Francisco Chronicle 6/8/06

Student Danielle Daniel organized a protest "to exercise our right of speech on the cruelty of animals.”
Eureka Reporter 6/7/06

Student Jenny Foxworth is pedaling the 585 miles of the AIDS/LifeCycle bicycle ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Monterey County Herald 6/6/06

Assistant Professor of Journalism Yumi Wilson is a member of the Police Ethics panel investigating alleged leadership failure in the SFPD. San Francisco Sentinel 6/5/06

Assistant Professor of Political Science Corey Cook says President Bush’s proposed amendment to ban gay marriage is "targeted at evangelical voters. It seems again an enormous diversion of time and energy." CBS 5 News 6/5/06

Political Science Professor Robert Smith comments on the transformation in Oakland demographics. San Francisco Chronicle 6/5/06

Professor of Speech and Communication Studies Joseph Tuman comments on the Democratic gubernatorial candidates in Tuesday's primary: "A candidate who doesn't really connect with voters cannot afford to take positions that alienate lots of them." Los Angeles Times 6/05/06 (free registration required)

Modern Greek Film Fest at SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 6/5/06

Alum Aran Smith runs an NBA-draft Web site. Lexington Times 6/4/06

Alum John Robinson writes books on Bay Area bridges and ironworkers. Contra Costa Times 6/5/06 (free registration required)

Grad student Rochelle Goldman among oldest to get degrees this year at SFSU. San Mateo County Times 6/3/06

Alum Patty Burke is running for Ross Valley sewer board seat. Marin Independent Journal 6/04/06

Alum Timi Tumbaga coordinates Old Town activities in Pittsburgh. Contra Costa Times 6/05/06 (free registration required)

Creative Writing Assistant Professor Peter Orner's new book "captures Africa's reality." Contra Costa Times 6/04/06 (free registration required)

Political Science Professor Robert Smith comments on the Oakland mayoral primary. San Francisco Chronicle 6/4/06

President Corrigan to visit black congregations during "Super Sunday." San Francisco Chronicle 6/4/06

SF State fashion students graduate. San Francisco Chronicle 6/4/06

"It seemed like something I needed to do. I wanted my identity back. It was my culture, what I had been running from," said Jewish Studies major, Rena Lee Berman, upon her graduation from SF State at the age of 69. j. 6/2/06

Neil and Pegi Young honored at SF State. Harp Magazine 6/1/06

SF State police are participating in hate-crime prevention and anti-bias training. j. 6/2/06

Alum Yvonne Edwards is leading a summer art camp in Oregon. Daily Astorian 6/1/06

Alastair Smith, Student Health Service director, discusses some of the challenges facing student health centers. Inside Higher Ed 6/1/06

Ramón Castellblanch, associate professor of health education, comments on Medicare and price caps for prescription drugs. San Francisco Chronicle 6/1/06

San Francisco Supervisor Tom Ammiano is inducted into the SF State Alumni Hall of Fame. Bay Area Reporter 6/1/06

Alum Nancy Nadel, a candidate for mayor of Oakland, is profiled. Oakland Tribune 6/1/06; Alameda Times Star 6/1/06

Alum Craig Bond, director of the award-winning St. Helena Jazz Choir, is retiring. St. Helena Star 6/1/06


In a presentation at a bioethics conference, Anita Silvers, professor of philosophy, pointed out that the use of technologies and drugs to enhance human abilities can be viewed as a human rights issue. MSNBC 5/31/06

SF State students working for Janet Reilly's political campaign created a MySpace page for her. NCB11 5/31/06

Read this opinion piece by President Robert A. Corrigan on Proposition 82, the "Preschool for All Act." San Francisco Examiner 5/31/06

Associate Professor of Chinese Charles Egan, commenting on the poems Chinese immigrants carved and painted on the walls of the Angel Island Immigration Station in the 1930s, says "This is not gibberish ... It's good poetry." Long Beach Press Telegram 5/31/06

Columnist Leah Garchik mentions SF State's Commencement honorees, including Pegi Morton Young and Neil Young, in her column. San Francisco Chronicle 5/31/06

John Lee and Vernon Chatman, creators of the MTV2 mock children's show "Wonder Showzen," met while attending SF State. Philadelphia Inquirer 5/31/06

President Corrigan said Pegi and Neil Young, Bridge school cofounder and fundraiser, were chosen to receive honorary degrees from SF State because "The mission and principles on which The Bridge School was founded mirror the values and beliefs of San Francisco State: "Everyone deserves the opportunity to reach his or her maximum potential." San Mateo County Times 5/30/06; Oakland Tribune 5/30/06; Alameda County Times Star 5/31/06; Chico Enterprise Record 5/31/06; Oroville Mercury Register 5/31/06

"I enjoy television so much I majored in it at San Francisco State," says alum Ryan Kelling. San Francisco Chronicle 5/30/06

Truong Tran, lecturer in creative writing, said he wrote the children's book, "Going Home, Coming Home," in hopes that young Vietnamese Americans "will find a connection with the Vietnamese language and explore identity through language." Oakland Tribune 5/30/06

Comedian Greg Proops says he first started doing improvisational comedy as a student at SF State. Fresno Bee 5/30/06

Alum Roy Nonella, a cowboy, craftsman and stagecoach driver, is "preserving a slice of the American West" by restoring a classic horse-drawn 19th century wagon. Santa Rosa Press Democrat 5/28/06

Commenting on why families with young children leave San Francisco, Public Research Institute Project Coordinator Holley Shafer says "There's a perception that the schools are unsafe or of poor quality." San Francisco Chronicle 5/28/06

Management Professor John Sullivan says "Sending a resume to a big company's website is like sending your resume into a black hole." Boston Globe 5/28/06

Alum Daniel Bunting is among candidates for the statewide office, superintendent of public instruction. San Francisco Chronicle 5/28/06

Student Mahasin Moon comments on the value of the children's center at Laney College. Berkeley Daily Planet 5/26/06

SF State alums on ballots this June include Daniel Bunting, candidate for state superintendent of public instruction and Auburn Mayor Mike Holmes, running to represent California's 4th District in Congress. Sacramento Bee 5/21/06

Political Science Professor Robert C. Smith comments on the candidacy of (alum) Ron Dellums for Oakland mayor. Los Angeles Times 5/26/06 (free registration required)

Senior Marie Perkuchin reprises her role in "Asian Artistry" in the current Valley Dance Theatre production. Tri-Valley Herald 5/26/06

"The more people who are working under legal status, the better it is for the immigrant population as a whole," says Teresa Carrillo, associate professor of Raza studies. The Oregonian 5/25/06

Alum Teresa Barrett seeks a seat on the Petaluma City Council. Petaluma Argus Courier 5/24/06

Alum Don Streeper, who is leading the Petaluma Senior Center, is featured. Petaluma Argus Courier 5/24/06

Russell Jeung, assistant professor of Asian American studies, says "We [Asians] have a stronger sense of obligation and responsibility to give back to God." Christianity Today April 2006

The College of Creative Arts' annual Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition is reviewed. Arts Extra! 5/10/06

"Presidents have a significant responsibility to ensure that there is a culture of tolerance and support on the campuses," said President Robert A. Corrigan at Hillel's Summit on the University and the Jewish Community. Chronicle of Higher Education 5/23/06 (subscription required)

Alum Mario Santacruz, co-owner of co-owners of Lisa's Mexican Restaurant in Daly City, is featured. San Mateo County Times 5/24/06

Professor of Cinema Steven Kovacs comments on the "Hollywood phenomenon" Jane Fonda. San Jose Mercury News 5/24/06 (free registration required); Malaysia Star 5/30/06

President Robert A. Corrigan was among "leading figures in the academic and Jewish communal worlds" to speak at Hillel's inaugural Summit on the University and the Jewish Community. Inside Higher Education 5/23/06; Washington Jewish Week 5/23/06; Hillel News 5/23/06; Chicago Jewish Community Online 5/23/06

San Francisco Supervisor Tom Ammiano to be inducted in SF State Alumni Hall of Fame. San Francisco Sentinel 5/23/06

Speaking at a conference on "Food, Wine and Jewish Culture," Professor and Chair of Jewish Studies Fred Astren "revealed that in a past life he worked as a sommelier." j. 5/19/06

Westfield San Francisco Centre announces a new tenant on the fifth floor of the downtown complex, adjacent to the future home of SF State's MBA program. San Francisco Chronicle 5/23/06

The first class of child and adolescent development majors in the SF State/Cañada College partnership to graduate. (Fifth item) San Mateo Daily Journal 5/20/06

Janet Egiziano, associate director of the Marian Wright Edelman Institute, comments on the first class to graduate in the joint SFSU/Canada College early childhood education program. San Francisco Examiner 5/22/06

Student Maryann Bartolo talks about the effects of higher gas prices on her budget. San Francisco Examiner 5/22/06

Alum Ralph Bertini, a television production director, is featured. Asbury Park Press 5/22/06

Alums Nancy Nadel and Ron Dellums are running for mayor of Oakland. Press Enterprise 5/22/06

SF State and the city of San Francisco are in negotiations to partner on a digital arts campus in the Bay View/Hunter's Point neighborhood. MSNBC 5/21/06; San Francisco Business Times 5/19/06

Alum Paula Hammons, a Marin teacher who has been honored with a Golden Bell award, is featured. Marin Independent Journal 5/21/06

Student Kaleacia Price, commenting on her shopping habits, says "I pull inspiration from my atmosphere and whatever mood I am in." San Jose Mercury News 5/21/06 (free registration required)

This photograph captures a solitary moment on campus. San Francisco Chronicle 5/21/06

Joseph Tuman, professor of speech and communication studies, comments on Rocky Delgadillo's race for the Democratic nomination for California attorney general. San Francisco Chronicle 5/20/06

Student Adrian Covert shares his opinion of National Security Agency invasions of privacy. San Francisco Chronicle 5/20/06

Stuart Hyde, professor emeritus of broadcast and electronic communication arts, comments on the career of Walt Harris, "whose name is synonymous with the heyday of roller derby in the Bay Area." San Jose Mercury News 5/19/06 (free registration required)

Alum Marlin Coats dies while attempting to save two children from drowning. San Francisco Examiner 5/16/06

New CSU doctorate in education may match UC system fees. Alameda Times-Star 5/17/06; The (Fremont) Argus 5/17/06; Chico Enterprise-Record 5/17/06; Oroville Mercury-Register 5/17/06; Hayward Daily Review 5/17/06; Oakland Tribune 5/17/06

Alum Samantha Pascual is named program director of KOAS (Smooth Jazz 105.7) Las Vegas. Billboard Radio Monitor 5/16/06

Professor of Management John J. Sullivan predicts that MySpace.com will be the recruiting tool of the future. Worcester Telegram and Gazette 5/15/06

Confucius Institutes, created at SFSU and other organizations to promote the Chinese language and culture, are examined. Asia Times 5/17/06

An SF State study on children's deaths by hyperthermia is cited. Gainesville (Fla.) Sun 5/15/06

Rachele Kanigel, assistant professor of journalism, comments on a pending bill that that would extend First Amendment protections to college journalists in California. Inside Higher Education 5/15/06

Alum Greg Proops, the comedian well-known for "Whose Line is it Anyway?", is featured. The Star Phoenix 5/15/06

Alum Jon Osaki, executive director of the San Francisco-based Japanese Community Youth Council, is one of five "Local Heroes" to be honored during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. San Mateo County Times 5/13/06

Joseph Tuman, professor of speech and communication studies, says Democratic candidate for governor Phil Angelides "uses words and language intentionally to conjure this image of a warrior." San Francisco Chronicle 5/12/06

Student Dylan Coyle talks about his experience as a member of Outlaw Consulting's "trendsetter panel." The New York Times 5/14/06 (free registration required)

Student Karol Trejo says the education level of some Mexican migrants surprises many Americans. Miami Herald 5/14/06

Student Samantha Edwards talks about the market for summer jobs. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 5/11/06; Vacaville Reporter 5/21/06

Janet Sim, professor and chair of hospitality management, comments on the growing number of female executives with top jobs in hotel management. San Francisco Chronicle 5/11/06; Rutland Herald (Vt.) 5/15/06

Michael Musheno, professor and director of criminal justice, comments on why police departments may need more administrators. Stockton Record 5/11/06

Alum Roscoe Skipper, co-owner and wine director of Rivoli in Berkeley, talks about crafting a wine list. San Francisco Chronicle 5/11/06

Student Azita Munsefzada leads an effort to teach soccer to Afghan women. San Francisco Chronicle 5/11/06

Alum Larry Rogers is "the winningest high school aquatics coach in California." San Jose Mercury News 5/10/06 (free registration required)

SF State College Democrats among groups endorsing alum Leland Yee for State Senate. California Chronicle 5/10/06

History Professor Jules Tygiel comments on the value of Barry Bonds' impending record-breaking home run. San Jose Mercury News 5/10/06 (free registration required); Contra Costa Times 5/9/06 (free registration required)

Alum Robert Dorn, a frequent letter-writer to the Modesto Bee, is featured. Modesto Bee 5/8/06

Alum Jose Antonio Vargas, Washington Post reporter, to provide updates on E3 trade show. Washington Post 5/9/06

Christy Lao, director of SF State's Confucius Institute, says it is "not the voice of the Chinese government." San Francisco Chronicle 5/8/06; Knoxville News 5/20/06; South Coast Today 5/22/06

Jason Henderson, assistant professor of geography and human environmental studies, comments on the paucity of bicycle commuters nationwide. Asheville Citizen-Times (N.C.) 5/8/06

Alum Catherine Buchanan, "painter, photographer and writer," is featured. Molokai Island Times 5/8/06

SF State's new downtown campus set to open in January 2007 will be in a neighborhood that's becoming a "vibrant -- and competitive -- center for academia." MSNBC 5/7/06

Pegi Young, Neil Young and James Brosnahan to receive honorary degrees at SF State's Commencement. San Francisco Chronicle 5/7/06

Barbara Holzman, associate professor of geography and human environmental studies, provided the history of land use for a plan to preserve and restore 1,105 acres in 31 different city parks. San Francisco Chronicle 5/7/06

Research conducted by SF State faculty that demonstrates the dangers of leaving children unattended in cars is cited. Stamford Advocate (Conn.) 5/7/06

Caltrans pledges to fix an exit sign directing drivers to SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 5/5/06

College of Business faculty have developed a new program, Global Match, to match small wineries with domestic and foreign distributors. San Francisco Chronicle 5/4/06

Alum Ben Chambers plays bass and sings vocals for the band Tea Leaf Green. Eureka Times-Standard 5/4/06

Read this profile of cabaret singer Mary Cleere Haran, an SFSU alum. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 5/4/06

Brenton Malin, assistant professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts, and his new book "American Masculinity Under Clinton," are featured. SF Weekly 5/3/06

Mark Ciotola, lecturer in design and industry, comments on working with inventors' agents. San Francisco Chronicle 5/3/06

Student Jason Peters shows three dresses he created to designer Betsey Johnson and lands a coveted internship. Contra Costa Times 5/3/06 (free registration required)

Shareen Singh is among a reported 250 SFSU students who participated in an immigrants' rights rally at San Francisco's Justin Herman Plaza. San Francisco Sentinel 5/3/06

Rebecca Wheat, lecturer in elementary education, comments on the benefits of universal preschool education. Berkeley Daily Planet 5/2/06

Students Jessica Dreier and Celeste Steenburgh comment on the burden of student loans. ABC7 News 5/1/06

Student Maricela Reynoso organized a May 1 march in Decoto, Union City's historically Latino neighborhood. The (Fremont) Argus 5/2/06

Alum Brian Myers, talks about his work as the art therapist for Friends of Abused Families in Milwaukee. Greater Milwaukee Today 5/2/06

Friends and family of alum Paul Lorence search for answers about his apparent death 20 years ago, when the Air Force captain's plane went down during a U.S. strike on Libya. San Jose Mercury News 5/2/06 (free registration required) 5/2/06; San Francisco Examiner 5/2/06; SF Gate 5/2/06

Carlos Davidson, associate professor and director of environmental studies, comments on a proposal to save the California red-legged frog. MSNBC 5/1/06; Long Beach Press-Telegram 5/1/06; Los Angeles Daily News 5/1/06; Tri-Valley Herald 5/1/06; Fort Wayne Journal Gazette 5/1/06; Press-Enterprise 5/1/06; The State (South Carolina) 5/1/06; Washington Post 4/30/06; San Jose Mercury News 4/30/06; Houston Chronicle 4/30/06; New Orleans Times Picayune 4/30/06; Fort Wayne Journal Gazette 4/30/06; Herald Leader (Lexington, Ky.) 4/30/06; Brockton (Nev.) News 4/30/06; Herald News Daily (N.D.) 4/30/06; Biloxi Sun Herald 4/30/06; Tacoma News Tribune 4/30/06; Bradenton (Fla.) Herald 4/30/06; Pioneer Press (Minn.) 4/30/06; Pierceland Herald 4/30/06; Westfall Weekly News 4/30/06; Bucks County Courier-Times 4/30/06; Belleville (Il.) Democrat 4/30/06; San Luis Obispo Tribune 4/30/06; Contra Costa Times 4/30/06; San Francisco Examiner 4/30/06; Fort Worth Star-Telegram 4/30/06; San Diego Union Tribune 4/30/06; Olberlin (Kan.) Times 4/30/06; Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer 4/30/06; Jackson (Wyo.) News-Tribune 4/30/06; San Francisco Chronicle 4/30/06

The after-school program at Berkeley's Malcolm X Elementary School that brings in 27 college-level tutors from SF State is cited as an example of the "type of program the governor and Proposition 49 supporters want to see for all kids." Alameda Times-Star 5/1/06; The (Oroville) Mercury Register 5/2/06; The (Fremont) Argus 5/1/06; Tri-Valley Herald 5/1/06; Oakland Tribune 5/1/06

Stephen Colletti, former SFSU student and star on the reality TV show Laguna Beach, says the show "helped me to learn to be a lot more mature and ... be more smart about my actions." Metro Toronto 5/1/06


Biology Professor Dennis Desjardin says "You're probably not affecting the population genetics by removing a chanterelle because it has already dropped so many spores by the time a mushroom hunter gets to it." San Francisco Chronicle 4/30/06

SF State's science fair on Friday will "let students show off their engineering feats and scientific discoveries." San Francisco Chronicle 4/30/06

Student Alex Carter was among the more than 500 who camped outside in San Francisco Saturday night to bring attention to the war in Uganda and abduction of its children. CBS 5 News 4/30/06

Scott Patterson, professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts, comments on the trend toward posting university lectures online. Woodland Daily Democrat 4/30/06

Commenting on White House spokesperson Tony Snow, Professor of Speech and Communication Studies Joseph Tuman says "I think the challenge for him in this job is going to be having to defend an unpopular leader on several fronts." Houston Chronicle 4/29/06

Dance Professor Albirda Rose received a sustained achievement award at the Bay Area Dance Awards. San Francisco Chronicle 4/28/06

History Professor Jules Tygiel comments on legendary Negro league catcher Josh Gibson, "The Black Babe Ruth." San Jose Mercury News 4/27/06 (free registration required)

Alum Dan Dibley, whose multiple jobs include sports reporting for KNBR's morning show, is featured. Marin Independent Journal 4/27/06

The College of Business announces a partnership with University of Nice to create a dual-degree Master of Business Administration and Master in International Business program. San Francisco Business Times 4/26/06

Lisbet Sunshine joins SF State as director of government relations. California Chronicle 4/26/06

University police officers catch alleged bank robbers at 19th and Holloway avenues. San Francisco Chronicle 4/26/06; San Jose Mercury News 4/26/06 (free registration required); CBS 5 News 4/26/06

SF State announces the semifinalists for the Irving M. Klein International String Competition who will compete on campus June 9-10 for the $10,000 first prize. San Francisco Chronicle 4/26/06

Alum Dorothy Bryant interviews her fellow SF State classmate of years ago, the singer/anthropologist/author Margot Schevill. Berkeley Daily Planet 4/25/06

Fausto Vitello, founding publisher of the skateboarding magazine Thrasher, dies at age 59. Los Angeles Times (free registration required) 4/25/06; New York Times 4/27/06 (free registration required)

John B. Wilson, associate professor of theatre arts, comments on ways SF State can help M.A. holders earn an M.F.A. in theatre. New York Times 4/24/06 (free registration required)

Alum Tom Ferguson, "who spent his life as a physician persuading people to take the reins of their own health care and to use the Internet as a powerful tool in that quest," has died at age 62. New York Times 4/24/06 (free registration required)

Student Leah Carl writes about her participation in a master class with Midori, "one of the world's most accomplished violinists and dedicated educators." San Francisco Chronicle 4/24/06

Alum Gusztav Fogarassy, who trademarked "Dance Fusion," "Fusion Dance" and "FusionDancer," disputes use of the terms in promotions for the movie "Take the Lead." (Southwestern Minnesota) Independent 4/24/06

Student Emily Taron participates in a unique international pricing exercise for an economics class with the shipboard study-abroad program, Semester at Sea. Los Angeles Times 4/23/06 (free registration required)

State Sen. Jackie Speier will be the keynote speaker at SF State's 105th commencement on May 27. San Francisco Chronicle 4/23/06

Alum Ben Fong-Torres recounts some of SF State's "radioactive" alumni: Jim Eason, Ed McLaughlin, Peter Cleaveland, Mike Pechner, Dave "The Duke" Sholin, Annette M. Lai, Ron Fell, Jan Wahl and the late Steve Huss. San Francisco Chronicle 4/23/06

Management Professor John Sullivan says, "The first rule of recruiting is that the best people already have jobs they like." New York Times 4/22/06 (free registration required); International Herald Tribune 4/25/06

Corey Cook, assistant professor of political science, comments on the Assembly race between Fiona Ma and Janet Reilly. San Francisco Chronicle 4/22/06

Alum Humberto Quinonez, a chemist at the San Francisco Recycling Center, helps recycle paint for use in other countries. San Francisco Chronicle 4/22/06

David Calkins, lecturer of computer and electrical engineering, commenting on Sony's phase-out of robotic dogs, says, "We need to get together and build a better system." New Scientist 4/22/06 (paid subscription required)

Yahoo develops online movie-making technology, with SFSU's Institute for Next Generation Internet among its partners. Information Week 4/21/06

Commenting on a digital cities exchange between Paris and San Francisco, Joaquin Alvarado, director of SFSU's Institute for Next Generation Internet, says "Everything in the digital media world is a co-production. And the audience is global." San Francisco Chronicle 4/21/06

The sale of Parcmerced units to SFSU several years ago is referenced in this piece on Carmel Partners. Honolulu Star-Bulletin 4/20/06

Rachele Kanigel, assistant professor of journalism, comments on a proposed law that would prohibit administrative restraints on student publications at colleges and universities. Contra Costa Times 4/19/06 (free registration required)

Students banned from campus for disruptive conduct at a career fair were allowed to return to class Tuesday. Oakland Tribune 4/18/06; San Mateo County Times 4/19/06

Read this opinion piece on providing health care access to all San Franciscans, by health education Lecturer Roma Guy. San Francisco Bay Guardian 4/18/06

SFSU College Democrats are among groups that have endorsed (alum) Leland Yee for State Senate. California Chronicle 4/18/06

Don Taylor appointed dean, College of Health and Human Services. CBS 5 News 4/18/06

Robert C. Smith, professor of political science, comments on the popularity of "The Covenant with Black America," edited by Tavis Smiley. Black AmericaWeb 4/18/06

John Burks, professor and chair of journalism, comments on legislation that would affect student newspapers. San Francisco Examiner 4/18/06

Student Aaron Kitashima has organized a petition to save San Francisco's Japantown. Independent (South Africa) 4/18/06

Alum Red Shuttleworth, winner of the first Spur Award for Western Poetry in 2001, was named the "Best living cowboy poet" by True West magazine in 2004. Columbia Basin Herald 4/17/06

Communications Professor Gary Selnow, commenting on rebuilding efforts in Iraq, says "In terms of day-to-day operation, power is the biggest problem." Electronic Engineering Times 4/17/06

Student Allan Romero, a foster youth, talks about the difficulties of attending college. San Francisco Chronicle 4/17/06

Caitlin Ryan, director of adolescent health initiatives, comments on proposals to include gay and lesbian history in public school textbooks. San Francisco Chronicle 4/16/06

Read this review of Michael Collier's "Dark Wild Dream," by Frances Phillips, lecturer of creative writing and technical and professional writing. Washington Post 4/16/06 (free registration required)

Alum Patty Burke runs for Ross Valley Sanitary District board. Marin Independent Journal 4/16/06

Commenting on White House spokesman Scott McClellan, Professor of Speech and Communication Studies Joe Tuman says "At a nonverbal level, it's clear he's immensely uncomfortable." Houston Chronicle 4/15/06

The film "I'm Reed Fish," with screenplay written by alum Reed Fish, to premiere at New York's Tribeca Film Festival. Sacramento Bee 4/14/06

History Professor Paul Longmore wins the CSU Wang Family Excellence Award. CBS 2 News 4/13/06

Alum Peter Kam Pui-Tak, "Hong Kong's most sought-after film-music composer," is featured. International Herald Tribune 4/14/06

Student Holly Harrison works as an intern with Corporate Accountability to inform consumers about misleading advertising claims about bottled water. Marin Independent Journal 4/14/06

"Working Title," a documentary produced by alum Phil Lane, to screen at the Montclair Art Museum. The Montclair (New Jersey) Times 4/13/06

Commenting on job opportunities in his field, senior Aaron Brown says "there's always going to be opportunity everywhere in the world for the hospitality industry." NPR's Morning Edition 4/1/206

SFSU's master plan seeks to make the campus "a visible and active presence in The City" San Francisco Examiner 4/13/06

Commenting on the interpretive architecture of Chinatown post-quake, Asian American Studies Professor and Chair Marlon Hom says it was an "ingenious move, selling a fake China to those white folks who didn't know any better." San Francisco Chronicle 4/13/06

Alum Reynaldi Lolong has been named program assistant at Performing Arts for Youth Society of San Mateo. San Francisco Chronicle 4/12/06

Alum Samuel Warren Joseph's new play, "Window of Opportunity," has a cast and crew with "a counter-culture pedigree that's vintage." Los Angeles Times 4/11/06

Student Adriana Perez participates in an Oakland march for immigrants' rights. Oakland Tribune 4/11/06 ; The (Fremont) Argus 4/11/06

Student Josh Paul spends his spring break volunteering with Common Ground to clean wreckage in New Orleans. The Washington Times 4/9/06

The Abbott Fund donates $100,000 to fund grants for clinical laboratory science programs at SFSU and San Jose State University. East Bay Business Times 4/7/06

Alum John Burton of Aptos is among the handful of basketball players credited with inventing the jump shot. Santa Cruz Sentinel 4/10/06

Alum Cortland "Corky" Booze, self-appointed political watchdog in Richmond, "has such a high profile at City Council meetings and other political functions that many people think he is an elected council member." Contra Costa Times 4/10/06 (free registration required)

Student Amna Idris participates in a multi-faith delegation to protest anti-immigrant legislation. California Chronicle 4/10/06

Alumni Cammy Blackstone of KFRC and Ken Bastida of CBS 5 emceed the alumni luncheon celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Department. San Francisco Chronicle 4/9/06

SFSU's Sneak Preview Day on April 22 gives prospective college students a look at academics, support services and housing. Oakland Tribune 4/9/06; San Mateo County Times 4/9/06

Construction nears completion at the Westfield San Francisco Centre, where SFSU's downtown campus will be held. San Francisco Chronicle 4/9/06

Read this review of David Mitchell's "Black Swan Green," by David Hellman, library collection development coordinator. San Francisco Chronicle 4/9/06

This feature explores the life and death of alum Allen Leung, a powerful figure in San Francisco's Chinatown. San Francisco Chronicle 4/8/06

Alum Danny Glover talks about the benefits and rewards of volunteerism. Edmond Sun 4/8/06

Professor of Speech and Communication Studies Joseph Tuman comments on the U.S. Senate race between Republican incumbent Rick Santorum and Democratic challenger Bob Casey. Scranton Times 4/7/06

Alum Lise Lindstrom "triumphs as Puccini's Turandot" in the Cleveland Opera production. Plain Dealer (Cleveland) 4/6/06

Professor Emeritus Marvin Nathan comments on the effect that the 1906 earthquake had on San Francisco's thriving bohemian scene. NPR Morning Edition 4/5/06

Alum Nicole Holofcener's work, including her latest film, "Friends with Money," is reviewed. Bay Area Reporter 4/6/06

Alum Danny Glover talks about his life, work and political activism. KQED Forum 4/5/06

Alum Jeff Dickenson, who is directing Noel Coward's "Hay Fever" for Butte College, is featured. Chico Enterprise-Record 4/6/06

Alum Michael Bush is named assistant superintendent of business for the San Ramon Valley school district. Contra Costa Times 4/6/06 (free registration required)

Students Omar Vega and Cheryl Guerrero win awards in the National Press Photographers Association Best of Photojournalism Competition. The (Oroville) Mercury-Register 4/6/06

Head Baseball Coach Matt Markovich to be inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame at St. Vincent High School, where he built a "reputation as one of the finest shortstops ever in the Redwood Empire." Petaluma Argus-Courier 4/5/06

Alum Ralph Arlyck talks about his feature documentary, "Following Sean," and his life in the 1960s. Boston Globe 4/5/06

Daniel Gonzales, associate professor of Asian American studies, comments on the impact of Larry Itliong, founder of the Filipino Farm Labor Union in California. Philippine News 4/5/06

Student Kathleen Kenna was critically injured in 2002 when, working as a "Toronto Star" journalist, an alleged terrorist tossed a grenade into the jeep in which she was riding. Toronto Star 4/5/06

Alum Lettie Schubert, "a leading figure in American puppetry," dies at 77. Los Angeles Times 4/5/06 (free registration required)

Professor of English Eric Solomon talks about this year's baseball season. KQED Forum 4/4/06

Robert C. Smith, professor of political science, described the drafting of (alum) Ron Dellums for Oakland mayor as "an attempt by the black political establishment to maintain some semblance of black power in political office." Oakland Tribune 4/4/06

According to an SFSU study, 20 percent of the population is habitually late for appointments. Washington Times 4/2/06

SFSU students re-invented donated clothing from St. Vincent de Paul Society into pieces inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement, to be sold at a benefit for the society. San Francisco Chronicle 4/2/06

Student Omar Vega receives an award from the Bay Area Press Association. Press-Enterprise 4/3/06; SF Gate 4/2/06

SFSU's Sneak Preview Day on April 22 gives prospective college students a look at academics, support services and campus life. San Francisco Chronicle 4/2/06

Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null says "April is going to continue to be wet. There are going to be a lot of vacations over spring break where people will not be coming back with suntans." San Francisco Chronicle 4/2/06

Alum Wes Wilson, the artist whose posters defined the '60s rock music scene, is featured. News Leader (Springfield, Mo.) 4/2/06

Alum Dior Azcuy took second place in the National Press Photographers Association Best of Photojournalism 2006 competition for her work in "Beyond bin Laden: The Afghan-Nebraska Link." Journal Star (Lincoln, Neb.) 4/2/06


Music Lecturer Andrew Speight discovered orchestra parts that pair Charlie Parker's saxophone with orchestral instruments. Sacramento Bee 3/31/06

SFSU's quartet in residence, the Alexander String Quartet, is profiled. The (Newark) Star-Ledger 3/31/06

Student Ariel Leo says she missed a class last week because of a BART backup. San Francisco Chronicle 3/30/06

Alum Josh Randall, who plays Scott Larson on TV's "Courting Alex," says an SFSU screenwriting class changed his life. San Jose Mercury News 3/29/06 (free registration required)

Student Daren Murphy shares his opinion of a razor product. Oakland Tribune 3/29/06

Alum Frank Donnelly, who designed a diesel-battery locomotive to move railroad cars in rail yards, is featured. Forbes 4/10/06 (free registration required)

Commenting on Bay Area weather, Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null says "I don't see anything that would portend an extended period of sunshine." San Francisco Chronicle 3/29/06

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom will hold his second annual budget town hall meeting at SFSU on Saturday. San Francisco Chronicle 3/29/06

Readership of ethnic media outlets "drops off considerably with the second generation," according to a study of ethnic media released by SFSU in 2003. San Jose Mercury News 3/29/06 (free registration required)

The keynote speaker at BECA's "Changing Channels" conference tells the audience "Every day you do something critical to impact media: you use it." San Francisco Examiner 3/28/06

SFSU's purchase of the Stonestown apartments in 2005 is voted a "real estate deal of the year." San Francisco Business Times 3/24/06

Student Mark Keenan is among the younger members of a motorcycle club that bridges the "generation gap." The (Fremont) Argus 3/27/06

Independent filmmaker Nicole Holofcener, a former SFSU student, talks about her most recent work, "Friends With Money," opening nationwide April 7. Los Angeles Times 3/26/06 (free registration required); North Jersey Media 4/6/06

SFSU is "a favorite playground" of parkour practitioners. San Francisco Chronicle 3/25/06

Professor Emeritus of Biology Robert Bowman, "a renowned ornithologist," dies at 80. San Francisco Chronicle 3/25/06

Alum Vadim Rotberg addresses anti-war rallies in this letter to the editor. San Francisco Chronicle 3/23/06

Campus police deter suspicious activity; uninvolved person is "cybersmeared" for allegedly notifying police. San Francisco Chronicle 3/24/06

"Applause broke out even before the lights dimmed" when Mikhail Baryshnikov entered the theater where he would receive a $25,000 George and Judy Marcus Award for Lifetime Achievement from SFSU's International Center for the Arts. San Francisco Chronicle 3/23/06

Alum Keith Woods is a candidate for Umatilla County commissioner. East Oregonian 3/23/06 (subscription required)

A multimedia studies program course on "Exploring Cybersexualities" is cited in this article on the growing number of college courses that examine pornography. Arizona Republic 3/23/06; Toronto Star 3/28/06

Student Susan Parker credits many of her MFA faculty for encouraging her to develop "a consuming interest in the theater." Berkeley Daily Planet 3/21/06

Studies by the SFSU Geology Department label the Maacama Fault as "one of the fastest creeping faults in California." Ukiah Daily Journal 3/21/06

San Francisco district attorney drops charges against professor. Chronicle of Higher Education 3/22/06 (subscription required); (Hayward) Daily Review 3/22/06

Commenting on group dating among teenagers, Human Sexuality Studies Professor Deborah Tolman says "It's a great thing for younger kids in particular … It diminishes the mystery, enhances the human qualities." Detroit News 3/21/06

Assistant Professor of Biology Gretchen LeBuhn says the fact that fewer species of native bees are using vineyards could be an indication that their preferred indigenous food plants are unavailable. San Francisco Chronicle 3/21/06

This article on the demise of black studies departments notes that the first black studies department was formed at SFSU in the 1960s. Denver Post 3/21/06

Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null says 42 children died in the United States from heat-related vehicle incidents last year. Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader 3/21/06

At a rally against the Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib prisons, student Ayah Young says "This was fairly effective even though it wasn't a huge turnout. It was spiritual and peaceful and we got our message across.'' San Jose Mercury News 3/21/06; SF Gate 3/21/06; Monterey Herald 3/21/06

Lecturer Fayeq Oweis has authored the "Pocket Guide to Arabic Script." Oakland Tribune 3/20/06; San Mateo County Times 3/20/06

"Americanese,'' the opening film of the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, is based on alum Shawn Wong's novel, "American Knees.'' San Francisco Chronicle 3/20/06

Overheard at SF State: "Oh, my God! Are you a Republican? I mean, if you are, it's OK, you can trust me.'' San Francisco Chronicle 3/20/06

Commenting on Cindy Sheehan's activism, gerontology director and Professor Brian de Vries says "Our children are our own 'immortality projects,' our legacies, our way to make the world better. When some people are robbed of that, they desperately look for another way to better the world." San Francisco Chronicle 3/19/06

The SFSU International Center for the Arts event, "Bridging the Baltic: An Evening Honoring Mikhail Baryshnikov," is called the "invitation of the week." San Francisco Chronicle 3/19/06

A survey by SFSU's Public Research Institute found that "respondents with family incomes higher than $50,000 were almost twice as likely to say they planned on leaving San Francisco as people from lower income brackets." Washington Post 3/19/06; Knoxville News Sentinel 3/23/06

A review of "Marsalis Music Honors Jimmy Cobb," states music Lecturer Andrew Speight's "masterful performances on this album should extend him some well-deserved recognition." Raleigh News-Observer 3/19/06

Alum Kelley Abraham, participating in a San Francisco anti-war march as part of a street theater group, said, "We have to learn our history and take responsibility and begin to change it in deeper ways.'' SF Gate 3/18/06

Mikhail Baryshnikov, who will receive the Marcus Prize for Lifetime Achievement from SFSU's International Center for the Arts, is featured. Alameda Times-Star 3/17/06

Commenting on Internet libel cases, Miriam Smith, associate professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts, says "There's a whole segment of the population who all of a sudden have the megaphone they've been seeking. It's technology-enhanced gossip." Ottawa Citizen 3/17/06

Student Erica Eng, whose short film "Inertia" won last year's Golden Gate Award for Youth Work at the San Francisco International Film Festival, talks about young filmmakers in the Bay Area. Tri-Valley Herald 3/17/06

Racial profiling was not a factor in campus scuffle, report states. Chronicle of Higher Education News Blog 3/16/06 (subscription required); San Jose Mercury News 3/15/06 (free registration required); KESQ News 3/16/06; San Luis Obispo Tribune 3/15/06; Monterey County Herald 3/15/06; Press-Enterprise (Riverside) 3/15/06; SFGate 3/15/06; Inside Higher Education 3/17/06

SFListens, "a 21st century twist on the traditional town hall meeting," will be held at SFSU in collaboration with the Public Research Institute. San Francisco Sentinel 3/15/06

SFSU students were among those rallying at San Francisco's City Hall to save Japantown. San Francisco Chronicle 3/15/06

Probe clears SF State officers. Oakland Tribune 3/15/06; Tri-Valley Herald 3/15/06; Alameda Times-Star 3/15/06; Mercury-Register 3/15/06

Student Kristin Anderson comments on anti-war efforts and the use of "counter-recruitment" strategies. San Francisco Chronicle 3/15/06

Alum Morteza Ardebili is named provost of Kansas City Kansas Community College. The Kansas City Kansan 3/15/06

At the annual meeting of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, of which he is chairman, President Robert Corrigan said the business economy is more dependent than ever on educated graduates. San Francisco Examiner 3/14/06

Political science professor Robert C. Smith, commenting on the legacy of Jackie Robinson, says "He used his celebrity status in the cause for civil rights. He might have stood aloof." Daytona Beach News 3/14/06

Members of the Iranian community, including the Iranian Cultural Club at SFSU, "hope to use the celebration of the Persian New Year as a way of educating others about their culture." Chico Enterprise-Record 3/13/06

Alum Danny Glover says blacks need to take an active role in their communities and in the "public dialogue." Charleston Post and Courier 3/12/06

Alum Diana Chan talks about the restaurant and hotel properties she owns in Trinidad. Chicago Sun-Times 3/12/06

Alum and professor emerita Frances Mayes, the writer, is featured. Raleigh News & Observer 3/12/06

History Professor Jerald Combs comments on alum Paul Lorence and the military mission that claimed his life. Contra Costa Times 3/11/06 (free registration required)

Student Aaron Kitashima is leading efforts to "stop the sale and possible destruction" of San Francisco's Japantown. Northwest Asian Weekly 3/10/06

Associate Professor of History Abdiel Onate comments on politics in Mexico and the record of incumbent President Vicente Fox. ABC 7 News 3/8/06

California Faculty Association members picket on campus as "part of a statewide campaign aimed at pressing the California State University administration for more resources for the university and fair contracts for employees." The (Fremont) Argus 3/9/06; Oakland Tribune 3/9/06

New education doctorate at SFSU and other Cal State campuses will be expanded to six more campuses in 2008. Oakland Tribune 3/8/06

Alum Tom Bates, a retired college professor who serves as a docent at Sonoma Mission and Barracks and the Petaluma Adobe, is featured. Petaluma Argus-Courier 3/8/06

Student Charles Olson is featured in this segment on preparing math and science teachers. PBS Newshour 2/7/06

Communications Professor Gary Selnow discusses his innovative program that links Iraqi health professionals with hospitals and medical databases worldwide. Washington File 2/7/06

A March 2005 protest against military recruiting at SFSU is mentioned in a story on the Supreme Court's decision to uphold a law that requires colleges that accept federal money to allow military recruiters on campus. The (Fremont) Argus 3/7/07; San Mateo County Times 3/7/06; Oakland Tribune 3/7/06; The (Hayward) Daily Review 3/7/06; Alameda Times-Star 3/7/06

Stories about Rep. Bill Thomas's decision to not run for reelection mentions that he is an SFSU alum. New York Times 3/6/06 (free registration required); Oakland Tribune 3/7/06

Barbara Hubler, director of financial aid, comments on changes to the federal loan programs. San Francisco Chronicle 3/6/06

Read this review of an exhibit of photographs of large ocean-going vessels by alum Steve Pereira. Stockton Record 3/6/06

Read this Q&A with Gary Selnow, professor of communication, and founder of Wired International, a nonprofit that brings the Internet to war-torn countries. San Francisco Chronicle 3/5/06

Mark Phillips, professor of secondary education, comments on Lagunitas School District's struggle to meet federal No Child Left Behind Act requirements. Marin Independent Journal 3/5/06

Toni Mirosevich, associate professor of creative writing, writes about how joining her high school drill team led to her becoming a pacifist. San Francisco Chronicle 3/5/06

Dolores Huerta to speak on campus as part of SFSU's celebration of Women's History Month. San Francisco Chronicle 3/5/06

Alum John Eckstrom has been hired as the new CEO of The Haight Ashbury Free Clinics Inc. San Francisco Business Times 3/3/06

Alum Susan Cota, chancellor of Chabot-Las Positas Community College District, received a distinguished administrator award from the Association of California Community College Administrators. Contra Costa Times 3/3/06 (free registration required)

Stephen Ujlaki, professor and chair of cinema, discusses the history of the documentary, and the role of documentary filmmakers. KQED Forum 3/2/06

Venise Wagner, assistant professor of journalism, discusses community-generated media. KQED Forum 3/1/06

A new report on why families are leaving San Francisco builds on earlier work by SFSU's Public Research Institute. CBS 5 News 3/1/06

SFSU's Tall Ship Academy is cited as a summer camp option that offers college credit. Contra Costa Times 3/2/06 (free registration required)

Gilbert Herdt, director of SFSU's National Sexuality Resource Center, is lead author of a study that demonstrates "there is a heightened level of stress-related disorders" among gay couples denied the full legal recognition of marriage. San Francisco Chronicle 3/1/06; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 3/1/06; (Singapore) Today 3/1/06; CBS 5 News 2/28/06; San Francisco Sentinel 2/28/06; Bay Windows 3/2/06; The Advocate 3/2/06 Pink News 3/1/06; Gay.com 3/1/06; The Empty Closet 2/28/06

Student Aaron Kitashima, commenting on San Francisco's Japantown as an historical and cultural resource, says "You can't learn that from a textbook or learn it from a class." San Francisco Bay Guardian 3/1/06

SF State is among the sponsors of San Francisco's first-ever digital media conference planned for October. San Francisco Business Times 2/28/06; ABC 7 News 2/28/06; SF Gate 3/1/06

SFSU's Documentary Film Institute "will bless the Bay Area film scene with a weekend festival of some of the greatest cinéma vérité films ever made," with "A Tribute to Two Masters: Leacock and Pennebaker." San Francisco Bay Guardian 3/1/06


Alum Charles Robinson's photographs are featured in the "Art of Living Black" exhibition. Berkeley Daily Planet 2/28/06

English Lecturer Daniel Smith talks about his childhood experiences with sibling rivalry. The New York Times 2/28/06 (free registration required); The (Lakeland, Fla.) Ledger 2/28/06; Los Angeles Daily News 2/28/06

John Burks, professor and chair of journalism, and Rick Houlberg, professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts, comment on media coverage of the war in Iraq. Ottawa Citizen 2/26/06

Brent Malin, assistant professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts, writes a new book titled "American Masculinity Under Clinton." The Kansan 2/24/06 (free registration required)

Larry Salomon, lecturer in ethnic studies, comments that the Winter Olympics don't resonate with him: "I just can't identify with it. It's still pretty much all white, and it's pretty much people who come from some sort of money." Los Angeles Times 2/27/06 (free registration required)

Alum Rene Antonio Mendieta says the high school exit exam is punitive. San Francisco Chronicle 2/27/06

Alum Ken Bakar, who makes a 90 minute walk to work each Friday, is featured. Contra Costa Times 2/27/06 (free registration required)

Alum Leland Yee is endorsed by SFSU College Democrats in his bid for Senate. San Francisco Sentinel 2/27/06

Read this opinion piece by student Khari Johnson, who is studying abroad in Aarhus, the home of the newspaper that ran cartoon images of Muhammad. San Francisco Chronicle 2/26/06

Student Guy Intoci recounts his experiences as a volunteer for the Veterans History Project. (New York) Newsday 2/25/06

The Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake recently contracted with Associate Professor of Anthropology Lee Davis to study their history. Lake County Record-Bee 2/25/06

SFSU's experiment with wind chimes to orient the visually impaired is featured. Chronicle of Higher Education 2/24/06 (subscription required)

SFSU is one of the first CSU campuses to offer an independent doctorate, in education; a "first in the 45-year history of the CSU system." The (Hayward) Daily Review 2/24/06; San Mateo County Times 2/26/06; Oakland Tribune 2/26/06

Student Charlotte Marten is organizing a nursery school in Kenya. San Diego Union Tribune 2/24/06 (free registration required)

Alum Annette Bening, "considered one of America's finest actresses," stars in HBO's "Mrs. Harris." San Jose Mercury News 2/24/06 (free registration required)

Read this opinion piece by Jean-Marc Blanchard, assistant professor of international relations, on U.S./China economic policies. San Francisco Chronicle 2/22/06

Professor Emeritus Luis Kemnitzer, whose "life is a lesson in the social and political movements of the last half-century," dies at age 77. San Francisco Chronicle 2/22/06

Alum John Kovacs' garden in the Haight Ashbury district is featured. San Francisco Chronicle 2/22/06

U.S. multinationals in China -- and elsewhere -- are helping to break down discriminatory barriers, writes Assistant Professor of International Relations Jean-Marc Blanchard in this letter to the editor. Financial Times 2/21/06

Alum Stanley Williams, a co-founder of San Francisco's Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, is profiled. San Francisco Chronicle 2/21/06

Alum and former faculty John Handy -- "living jazz history" -- is featured. San Francisco Chronicle 2/20/06

Communication Professor Gary Selnow's work linking Iraqi physicians with computerized medical information is featured. The (Fremont) Argus 2/20/06

Stanley Goldberg, professor of special education, comments on the use of video game technology in classrooms. San Francisco Chronicle 2/20/06

Miriam Smith, associate professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts, discusses music programming on cable television. Cable World 2/20/06

Luis Kemnitzer, emeritus professor of anthropology, died Feb. 17. San Francisco Chronicle 2/20/06

Raymond Joel Dorius, emeritus professor of English, died Feb. 14. San Francisco Chronicle 2/19/06; The New York Times 2/20/06 (free registration required); San Jose Mercury News 2/20/06; KESQ News 2/20/06; Los Angeles Times 2/23/06 (free registration required); Washington Blade 2/24/06; Washington Post 2/26/06

Free Black History Month events being held on campus are mentioned. San Francisco Chronicle 2/19/06

Philip King, associate professor and chair of economics, advocates counting the number of visitors to beaches, to better estimate local spending tied to the activity. North County Times 2/18/06 (Riverside County)

Art critic Kenneth Baker reviews the International Center for the Arts exhibit "Bent: Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Scandinavian Art". San Francisco Chronicle 2/18/06

Alum Jimmy Price, the jazz musician who played with the Glenn Miller Orchestra and others, dies at age 75. San Francisco Chronicle 2/17/06

Professor of Africana Studies Oba T'Shaka comments on the links between hip hop, jazz and blues and the spoken word in ancient African societies. Contra Costa Times 2/16/06 (free registration required); The Montclarion 2/17/06

Among local responses to cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad was a speech at SFSU [sponsored by a student organization]. Oakland Tribune 2/16/06

Management Professor John Sullivan says "It's time to change human resources so that it focuses on top performers and ensures that it spends most of its time and budget on high-ROI activities." CFO Magazine 2/15/06

Joe Tuman, professor of speech and communication studies, says the real audience for progressive George Lakoff's work "will probably be candidates and elected officials because he is basically telling progressives not to be afraid to be progressives and that language and words matter." Contra Costa Times 2/15/06 (free registration required)

Alum Keith Woods to run for Board of Commissioners in Umatilla County, Oregon. Walla Walla (Wash.) Union-Bulletin 2/14/06

Deborah Tolman, professor of human sexuality studies, comments on group dating among teenagers. Minneapolis Star-Tribune 2/10/06; The Arizona Republic 2/13/06

Alum Nikki Blakk joins KSAN-FM as afternoon drive host. San Jose Mercury News 2/13/06 (free registration required); San Francisco Chronicle 2/26/06

Alum Dave Altschuler, the big band trumpeter and sax player who "has long been a fixture on the local jazz scene," is featured. j. 2/10/06

Columnist Leah Garchik notes several area events celebrating Scandinavian art, including events at SFSU. San Francisco Chronicle 2/13/06

Read this review of the book "Rose of No Man's Land" by library collection development coordinator David Hellman. San Francisco Chronicle 2/12/06

Kenneth Walsh, lecturer in criminal justice, commenting on medicinal marijuana laws, says "Eventually the people just won't be denied." Sacramento Bee 2/10/06; Contra Costa Times 2/12/06 (free registration required)

For information on San Francisco's famous Coit Tower, readers are directed to a Web site created by SFSU students. Seattle Times 2/10/06

Mohammed Salama, assistant professor of foreign languages and literatures, comments on protests in the Muslim world about depictions of the prophet Muhammad. Knoxville News Sentinel 2/8/06 (free registration required)

Read this opinion piece on relations between China and the U.S., by alum Michael Chang. Asia Times 2/10/06

History Professor Paul Longmore says that when hospital staff pressure individuals with disabilities to sign do-not-resuscitate orders "That's really serious discrimination." Sacramento Bee 2/9/06

Miriam Smith, associate professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts, comments on the popular television show CSI and its focus on taboo topics. USA Today 2/7/06

Alum Bill Martin, KTVU chief meteorologist, is featured. Marin Independent Journal 2/7/06

Alum Steve Lavin, former head basketball coach at UCLA, is enjoying a second career in broadcasting with ESPN/ABC. Journal and Courier (Lafayette, Ind.) 2/7/06

SFSU's three Oscar-nominated alumni are cited: Steven Okazaki, '76 (best documentary short subject for "The Mushroom Club''); and Ethan Van der Ryn, '85, and Christopher Boyes, '85 (for sound work on "King Kong''). San Francisco Chronicle 2/7/06

Alum Ron Dellums, candidate for Oakland mayor, is featured. San Francisco Chronicle 2/7/06

Alum Stan Stukov, with co-CEO Ron Hildebrant, is founder a of Enkata which utilizes a "new kind of performance management software." San Jose Business Journal 2/6/06

Commenting on an innovative school model, elementary education professor Stanley Goldberg says "The most important variable of whether kids do well or not is that teacher in the classroom." Chicago Tribune 2/6/06 (free registration required)

Africana studies professor Wade Nobles comments on a proposal to expand an African-centered education program through high school in Kansas City. Wichita Eagle 2/6/06; Kansas City Star 2/6/06; Bellville (Ill.) News-Democrat 2/6/06; Black Enterprise 2/6/06

Peggy Benton, professor of instructional technologies, is cited as "part of a generation of baby boomers rewriting the book on 'Women of a Certain Age.''' San Jose Mercury News 2/5/06 (free registration required)

Alum Ella Jenkins, "the first lady of children's folk song," is featured. Baltimore Sun Reporter 2/5/06

A photo features Jon Gonlinger of San Francisco taking a welcome break from the rainy season as he studies for the law school entrance exam in the quad at SFSU. San Francisco Chronicle 2/5/06

SFSU's Summer Oceanography Adventure for high school juniors, seniors and recent grads is now accepting applications. San Francisco Chronicle 2/5/06

Alum Nancy Nadel, Oakland councilwoman and candidate for mayor, is featured. San Francisco Chronicle 2/5/06

Read this review of the new book, "Blood on the Border: A Memoir of the Contra War," by "the longtime Bay Area activist" and SFSU alum, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. San Francisco Chronicle 2/5/06

Read this opinion piece on rebuilding New Orleans, by Jason Henderson, assistant professor of geography and human environmental studies. New Orleans Times-Picayune 2/5/06

Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null says "If you're trying to define this winter, there's no way to put a nice label on it." San Jose Mercury News 2/4/06 (free registration required) Contra Costa Times 2/5/06 (free registration required)

Professor Emerita Diane Resek discusses President Bush's call for improved math and science education of American children. KQED Forum 2/3/06

Alum Kim Addonizio addresses the question "why I write," in this special feature. San Francisco Examiner 2/3/06

SFSU's pilot program that uses wind chimes as aural cues for the visually impaired is featured. San Francisco Chronicle 2/3/06

Alum Brooke Mears of the restaurant A16 is among "youthful sommeliers … energizing the Bay Area dining scene." San Francisco Chronicle 2/2/06

John De Cecco, professor emeritus, has donated his historical papers to the Gay, Lesbian, Bi and Transgender Historical Society, which will honor him next week. Bay Area Reporter 2/2/06

Political Science Professor Rich DeLeon comments on San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom's decision to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. San Francisco Bay Guardian 2/1/06

Congressman Tom Lantos, a professor emeritus of economics, grades President Bush's State of the Union speech "maybe a C." San Mateo Daily Journal 2/1/06


Yukichi Negishi comments on how Falun Gong followers are discriminated against in the U.S. ABC7 News 1/31/06

Read this commentary on the recent cloning scandal in Korea, coauthored by History Lecturer Tina Stevens. Berkeley Daily Planet 1/31/06

MBA student Shu Xiaojuan has helped Steve Hamsberger research and memorialize the 1931 flood in Gaiyou City, China that ultimately killed 3.7 million people. Marin Independent Journal 1/31/06

Read this feature on alum Trina Lopez's documentary, "A Second Final Rest: The History of San Francisco’s Lost Cemeteries." San Francisco Examiner 1/30/06

Political Science Professor Robert C. Smith comments on mayoral politics in Oakland. Sacramento Bee 1/30/06

Marlon Hom, professor and chair of Asian American studies, comments on the controversy surrounding Falun Gong's participation in San Francisco's Chinese New Year Parade. San Francisco Chronicle 1/30/06

According to an SFSU study, "20 percent of the population is chronically late for business meetings and social engagements." The New York Times 1/29/06 (free registration required)

Alum Mike Yakura, chef at Le Colonial, is one of the San Francisco Chronicle's "Rising Star Chefs" for 2006. San Francisco Chronicle 1/29/06

Read this feature profile of alum Paula LeDuc, "one of San Francisco's most coveted caterers... at the top of the Bay Area food pyramid." San Francisco Chronicle 1/29/06

Mike Holmgren's football coaching stint at SFSU is mentioned in this feature profile of the Seahawks' coach. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 1/29/06 Detroit News 1/27/06; San Francisco Examiner 1/31/06; SF Gate 1/31/06

Associate professor of economics Michael Potepan comments on the social benefits of home ownership. San Francisco Chronicle 1/29/06

Dorothy Tsuruta, associate professor and chair of Africana Studies, commenting on Black History Month, says "Anyone who wants to get rid of the month should spend a day on a state campus and see how proud the students are… ." San Francisco Chronicle 1/28/06

Danielle Perez, struck by a Muni light rail vehicle when an SFSU student, is suing the city. San Francisco Examiner 1/27/06

Cinema alum Scott Gerow's 41-minute film "Mind Over Matter: A Spiritual Journey" strikes a chord at Sundance; Gerow died of brain cancer October 2000. Oakland Tribune 1/27/06

Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Gill Haskell is an SFSU alum. San Francisco Examiner 1/26/06

Alumna Jean Holbrook named superintendent of San Mateo County schools. Pacifica Tribune 1/26/06

David Calkins, lecturer in engineering, is among those mourning Sony's decision to stop producing the sophisticated robotic dog "Aibo." San Jose Mercury News 1/26/06 (free registration required)

Joaquín Alvarado, director of SFSU's Institute for Next Generation Internet, is among experts commenting on how the Bay Area is shaping the future of new media. San Francisco Chronicle 1/26/06

Alum Kari Ann Owen's career is featured. St. Helena Star 1/26/06

Students from Willits Charter School are among the hundreds of Bay Area students who attended the recent Grammy Career Day held at SFSU. Willits News 1/25/06

Philosophy Professor Anita Silvers comments on the medical ethics of a physician providing long-term care to a family member. San Diego Union Tribune 1/15/06 (free registration required)

History Professor Paul Longmore says "The issue of assisted suicide is presented as a matter of personal autonomy, of freely made choices, but the point is, how can it be a free choice if you don't have any other guaranteed options?" Times-Standard (Eureka) 1/25/06

Cinema Lecturer Karl Cohen comments on the Disney/Pixar deal. San Francisco Chronicle 1/25/06

Read this feature profile on alum John Handy, "one of those who set the stage for modern jazz in the 1950s and early '60s." The Columbian (Clark County, Wash.) 1/25/06

Former student Laura Munana and her brother Luke, world class ice dancers, are waiting to hear if they will compete in next month's Winter Olympics. San Jose Mercury News 1/24/06 (free registration required)

MBA student Sean Fahey dies in apparent surfing accident at Ocean Beach. San Francisco Chronicle 1/24/06; San Francisco Chronicle 1/23/06

Daly City gets funding to install bike lanes along Lake Merced Avenue, "a gateway for commuters heading to San Francisco State University." San Francisco Examiner 1/23/06

A recent study by SFSU's Public Research Institute showed that "kindergarten enrollment in the city's schools dropped by 6 percent between 2001 and 2004, even though the birthrate five years earlier was steady." San Francisco Chronicle 1/22/06

SFSU cited among Bay Area colleges and universities offering hospitality management degrees. San Francisco Chronicle 1/22/06

Students Diana Muaka and Joytika Raj talk about the advantages of their El Cerrito homes. San Francisco Chronicle 1/22/06

Gerontology Professor Brian de Vries comments on challenges gay seniors face upon retirement. Globe and Mail (Toronto) 1/21/06 (free registration required)

Read President Corrigan's opinion piece on the importance of families to the local economy. San Francisco Examiner 1/20/06

Professor Emeritus Arthur Asa Berger says, "Humor is a means for minorities to state their case. On one level they're creating humor, but on another hidden level, they're concerned about how people are being treated." Chicago Daily Herald 1/20/06

This opinion piece suggests that planting more trees on 19th Avenue from Golden Gate Park to SFSU would make the avenue safer and more attractive. San Francisco Examiner 1/20/06

Alum Vicente Romero is named a corporal in the Pacifica Police Department. Pacifica Tribune 1/20/06

Commenting on Cirque du Soleil, Theatre Arts Professor Joel Schechter says "Perhaps I'm old-fashioned, but I prefer circuses that display individual talents." San Diego Union Tribune 1/19/06 (free registration required)

Two SFSU alums -- Ron Dellums and Nancy Nadel -- are running for Oakland mayor. San Francisco Chronicle 1/19/06

Alum Josie Peterson is named chief business official for the Pacifica School District. Pacifica Tribune 1/18/06

Read this opinion piece on stem cell research, coauthored by History Lecturer Tina Stevens. Oakland Tribune 1/18/06

American Indian Studies Lecturer Phil Klasky's research on the Indians of the Southwest is featured. Hi-Desert Star 1/18/06

San Francisco Mime Troupe veterans Dan Chumley and Joan Holden are guest artists with SFSU's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. San Francisco Chronicle 1/18/06

History Professor Paul Longmore says the U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding Oregon's assisted suicide law is "definitely to the advantage" of those who advocate a similar law in San Francisco. CBS 5 News 1/17/06

Student Rui Kanai is featured. Valley Sun (La Canada) 1/17/06

Read this feature profile of KTVU meteorologist Bill Martin, an SFSU alum. Inside Bay Area 1/16/06

Jonathon Stillman, assistant professor of biology, comments on how changes in water temperature can effect marine animals' survival. San Francisco Chronicle 1/16/06

Commenting on the next presidential election in Mexico, associate professor of history Abdiel Onate says "The future development of our countries is bound together." San Francisco Chronicle 1/15/06

Alum Anne Rice's career and most recent novel are featured. Allentown (Pennsylvania) Morning Call 1/15/06

Read this review of Richard Slotkin's "The Great War and the Crisis of American Nationality," by History Professor Robert Cherny. San Francisco Chronicle 1/15/06

Student Irene McGee's SFSU-based pod- and broadcast was mentioned on the "popular media site boingboing.net and landed on the front page of iTunes' listing of recommended podcasts." San Francisco Chronicle 1/15/06

Read this opinion piece on "the culture clash we see everywhere in Western Europe and the societies in the Muslim world we so eagerly seek to change," by Professor Emeritus Manfred Wolf. San Francisco Chronicle 1/15/06

This editorial on families leaving San Francisco cites a recent study on the topic by SFSU's Public Research Institute study. San Francisco Examiner 1/14/06

SFSU already complies with new ban on beer and wine sales at CSU sporting events. Oakland Tribune 1/13/06; The (Hayward) Daily Review 1/13/06; The (Fremont) Argus 1/13/06; Tri-Valley Herald 1/13/06; Daily Democrat 1/14/06; NBC 11 News 1/13/06

John Burks, professor and chair of journalism, comments on San Francisco Magazine pulling a story that may have offended an advertiser. San Francisco Chronicle 1/13/06

Alum Ralph Arlyck's documentary, "Following Sean," opens today. San Francisco Chronicle 1/13/06

San Francisco Sketch Fest, started by alums David Owen, Cole Stratton and Janet Varney, "has grown into one of the biggest, most prestigious sketch festivals on the West Coast." Santa Rosa Press Democrat 1/12/06

The merger of Bay Area Video Coalition with Youth Sounds is featured; partnerships with SFSU and others are planned. San Francisco Bay Guardian 1/11/06

Christopher Carrington, assistant professor of sociology, comments on drug and alcohol use among gay men. Bay Area Reporter 1/12/06

Dorothy Tsuruta, associate professor and chair of Africana studies, comments on the decision not to schedule a march in San Francisco to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. San Francisco Chronicle 1/12/06

Alum Chris Dunworth has been named vice president of development for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Cleveland Plain Dealer 1/12/06

Alum Glen Jones is tapped to develop a cable channel in St. Helena for student programming. St. Helena Star 1/12/06

Alum Kathy Woods is one of the "voices of St. Helena" serving City Hall. St. Helena Star 1/12/06

Professor Emeritus Robert Bechtle, "widely recognized as one of the founders of American Photorealism," is featured. KQED Spark 1/11/06

Help Desk Consultant Joe Rizzo was among the "Appleheads" who camped out to secure a seat for the Macworld keynote address. Boston Herald 1/11/06 (free registration required)

Alum Ralph Arlyck talks about his films, "Sean" and "Following Sean." San Francisco Bay Guardian 1/11/06

Christopher Trapani is the winner of the Wayne Peterson Prize in Music Composition, sponsored by SFSU's College of Creative Arts and Earplay. San Francisco Chronicle 1/11/06

In a letter to the editor, Assistant Professor of Health Education Ramon Castellblanch advocates for Supervisor Tom Ammiano's Worker Health Care Security Ordinance. San Francisco Chronicle 1/11/06

Read this opinion piece on Russia's policies toward Iran's nuclear program, by Andrei Tsygankov, assistant professor of political science. Asia Times 1/11/06

Among city officials and business leaders receiving complimentary parking at San Francisco International Airport is Lee Blitch, vice president for university advancement. San Francisco Chronicle 1/10/06; Blitch and others removed in revised list for 2006. San Francisco Chronicle 1/11/06

A new study published in the Journal of the National Sexuality Resource Center at SFSU finds a correlation between relationship satisfaction and kissing. Chicago Sun-Times 1/9/06

Alum Hop Jeong recalls his wait on Angel Island while immigrating to the United States. The (Hayward) Daily Review 1/9/06; Oakland Tribune 1/10/06

Assistant Professor of Management Mitchell Marks comments on how employees should weather the transition when their company is acquired. New York Times 1/8/06 (free registration required)

Ramon Castellblanch, assistant professor of health education, comments on a proposed ordinance to require employers to contribute to workers' health care costs. MSNBC 1/8/06

Assistant Professor of Journalism Venise Wagner writes about renovating her Vallejo home as entry into the Bay Area housing market. San Francisco Chronicle 1/8/06

Philip King, associate professor and chair of economics, "is among the leading experts in determining the recreational value of beaches." North County Times 1/8/06

Alum Steven Levinson organized a reunion of his former pupils in the Teledramatic Arts and Technology program at CSU Monterey Bay. Monterey County Herald 1/8/06

Alum Don Steinert, "known as one of the nation's top specialists in repairing and restoring wood parts in luxury cars," tackles the restoration of a rare grand concert piano. Mail Tribune (Southern Oregon) 1/8/06

SFSU is among other colleges and universities that have renamed Black studies departments "Africana Studies." Colorado Daily 1/7/06

Read this feature profile of Trithesh Nandan, a Fulbright scholar working with Professor Marc Dollinger, the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair in Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility. j. 1/6/06

"Following Sean," the "marvelous documentary" by alum Ralph Arlyck, screens in Bay Area theaters. j. 1/6/06

SFSU's quartet in residence, the Alexander String Quartet, is featured. Joplin (Mo.) Globe 1/6/06

Hear student King Anyi Howell's opinion piece on liquor stores in West Oakland. KQED Perspectives 1/5/06

Professor Marc Dollinger, the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair in Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility, comments on Israel's prime minister, Ariel Sharon. CBS5 News 1/5/06

Rosalyn Gipson talks about her unusual path toward completing her nursing studies at SFSU. Contra Costa Times 1/4/06 (free registration required)

A new short story collection by alum Ernest Gaines, "Mozart and Leadbelly: Stories and Essays," is reviewed. The Seattle Times 1/4/06

Cantonese is not taught in many university language programs, including SFSU's. Los Angeles Times 1/3/06 (free registration required)

Alum Susan Kennedy, chief of staff to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, is profiled. Contra Costa Times 1/2/06 (free registration required)

Alum Anne Rice, whose new book is "Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt," is featured. Journal News 1/2/06; Los Angeles Times 12/26/05 (free registration required)

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