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SF State in the News 2007

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

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The Clinton and Obama presidential campaigns are increasingly using Bay Area politicians with an eye towards California's primary election in February, says Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman.
KCBS-AM 12/31/07

Alum Danny Glover is featured.
Black Star News

A study by master’s students of pollution in the San Pedro Creek is cited.
Pacifica Tribune

Read this feature on Romberg Tiburon Center research on a phytoplankton species that helps clean the Earth of carbon monoxide.
Marin Independent Journal

"The path to the White House goes through the South," Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman says, in this feature on presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee. Houston Chronicle 12/20/07

Assistant Professor of Cinema Joseph McBride comments on the death of his friend Jillian Kesner-Graver, who played Fonzie's girlfriend Lorraine on "Happy Days."
SF Gate

Alum Jim Cummins is one of several seniors who described his life -- including time at SF State -- on video as part of a free offer.
Sonoma Herald

Political Science Professor Sujian Guo comments on China’s pursuit of economic growth.
Voice of America

Following investigation, the death of student John Schirra in September near his home has been reclassified as accidental. San Francisco Chronicle 12/18/07

In this opinion piece, Professor of Secondary Education Mark Phillips advocates for better promotion of science literacy. Marin Independent Journal 12/17/07

Urban Studies Professor Raquel Pinderhughes talks about her latest study on green collar jobs. NPR's "Morning Edition" 12/17/2007; KPFA's "The Morning Show" 12/11/07

Student Benjamin Floriani dies following a fight at a Santa Rosa house party. San Francisco Chronicle 12/17/07; Santa Rosa Press Democrat 12/17/07


Miriam Smith, associate professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts, comments on media coverage of murder trials. Oakland Tribune 12/17/07


Biographer Diane Middlebrook recalled a reading by Ted Hughes at SF State, in this interview conducted shortly before her death. San Francisco Chronicle 12/16/07


Assistant Professor of Cinema Joseph McBride recalls his experiences with director John Ford in this feature. The Capital Times 12/15/07

Read this feature on alum Dillon Delvo, newly elected to the Stockton Unified School District's Board of Education. Stockton Record 12/14/07

Students Pat Albano and Andrew Hom discuss the “model minority myth” about Asian Americans. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 12/13/07

Read this feature on Toni Mirosevich, associate professor of creative writing, and her new story collection, "Pink Harvest." San Francisco Chronicle 12/13/07

The state auditor's office concludes the CSU system lacks a policy for hiring diversity. San Francisco Chronicle 12/12/07; San Jose Mercury News 12/12/07

The State Historical Resources Commission votes to list the UC Berkeley Extension Laguna Street Campus, a former home of the SF State Normal School, as a historic district in the National Register of Historic Places. Berkeley Daily Planet 12/12/07

Classrooms at the high-achieving Monarch Academy in Oakland, one of 239 "Title 1 Academic Achievement Award" schools, are named for such universities as Stanford, Rutgers and SF State to reinforce the expectation that all students will attend college. San Francisco Chronicle 12/12/07

In this article on naming buildings after donors, Vice President for University Advancement Lee Blitch says, "With our new master plan, we will have other (naming) opportunities." San Francisco Chronicle 12/10/07; Insider Higher Ed 12/10/07

Engineering Lecturer David Calkins discusses robotics technology. San Francisco Chronicle 12/9/07

In this feature on the founder of the California Reentry Program, SF State's Project Rebound program is cited. San Francisco Chronicle 12/9/07

Students Patrick and Shane Lee talk about the family that foster parent Gavin Glynn helped create for them. Los Angeles Times 12/9/07

Alum Eric Alatorre, a bass now in his 18th season with Chanticleer, talks about the Grammy-winning a cappella group that was last month named ensemble of the year by the magazine Musical America. Contra Costa Times 12/9/07

Actor Sean Penn visited SF State and "issued a nonendorsement endorsement of Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich…urging his audience not to fall into the trap of voting for someone only because they could win." San Francisco Chronicle 12/8/07; NBC11 12/7/07; Washington Post 12/7/07; MSNBC 12/7/07

Alum Johnny Mathis, the legendary singer who was also a track legend at SF State, is featured. New Haven Register 12/7/07

Bobi Céspedes, a teacher of Afro-Cuban culture in SF State's Head Start Program, has made a splash with her music. San Francisco Chronicle 12/6/07

Raquel Pinderhughes, professor of urban studies, comments on a plan to make Oakland the center of creating "green-collar jobs." Oakland Tribune 12/5/07

A beach replenishment project debate in southern California cites a report from Economics professor Phil King. North County Times 12/5/07

Alum Steven J. Backman talks about his unique sculptures created with toothpicks. KTVU News 12/4/07

Alum Amy Cavalleri recently joined Mercy Foundation North as the Tehama County Development officer. Red Bluff Daily News 12/4/07

In this feature on the strengths of Northern California's literary life, SF State's MFA in creative writing is mentioned. Publishers Weekly 12/3/07

Alum Mike Tuggle was named Sonoma County poet laureate for 2008-2009. Santa Rosa Press Democrat 12/2/07

Alum Jon Greenberg is recognized for his work at the Potrero Hill Recreation Center in San Francisco. San Francisco Chronicle 12/02/07


Alum Larry Sager and his novel "No Guns, No Knives, No Personal Checks" are featured. j. The Jewish Newsweekly of Northern California 11/30/07

More students are charged in the Diablo Valley College grade-changing scandal that resulted in fraudulent transcripts sent to SF State and other universities. San Jose Mercury News 11/30/07; Vallejo Times-Herald 11/29/07

The Alexander String Quartet, SF State Quartet-in-Residence, is called a "dream-come-true" foursome with "wonderful tone, technical fluidity and balance and virtuosic brilliance." Monterey County Herald 11/29/07

Professor of Secondary Education Penelope Flores, participating in a reading by Filipino American writers, read from her book on Filipinos who worked in Laos as members of Operation Brotherhood. Napa Valley Register 11/29/07

Commenting on fears of a recession, Assistant Professor of Management Mitchell Marks says "There is a herd mentality with prevailing outlooks on economic conditions because few of us want to be caught unprepared." MarketWatch 11/28/07

Deborah Tolman, professor of human sexuality studies, is among ten public health researchers who have asked Congress to reduce or eliminate funding for abstinence education. Washington Times 11/28/07

A Peet's Coffee concession may come to the Balboa Park BART station, a "site commonly used by San Francisco State University and City College of San Francisco students." San Francisco Examiner 11/28/07

Alum Richard Hackel, "the person whose digital images helped transform the diagnosis of eye disease," is featured. Detroit Free Press 11/27/07

A second person pleads guilty in the Diablo Valley College grade-changing scandal that resulted in faulty transcripts being sent to SF State and other universities. San Francisco Chronicle 11/27/07

Gerontology Professor Brian de Vries comments on the nation's first planned enclave for aging gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people. Denver Post 11/25/07

Andrei Tsygankov, assistant professor of international relations, comments on Vladimir Putin's political potential. Russia Profile Weekly 11/23/07

SF State is creating the Willie L. Brown Jr. Leadership Center, with the goal of training students for careers in local government. Sacramento Bee 11/26/07

The Rev. James Lumsden, an SF State alum and the newly installed minister of First Church of Christ in Pittsfield, Mass., is featured. Berkshire Eagle 11/26/07

Alum Mai Masri's documentary, "33 days," is reviewed. Malaysian Star 11/25/07

Cinema Professor James Kitses, in this letter to the editor, encourages moviegoers to seek out the film "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford." San Francisco Chronicle 11/25/07

The Willie L. Brown, Jr. Leadership Center at SF State is announced. Chronicle of Higher Education 11/23/07

Associate Professor of Creative Writing Toni Mirosevich, and her new book "Pink Harvest: Tales of Happenstance," are featured. Pacifica Tribune 11/23/07

Native Americans and their supporters gathered on Alcatraz Island for their annual Thanksgiving Sunrise Ceremony, which commemorates the birth of the modern American Indian civil rights movement that gained national prominence when a group of SF State students occupied the site in 1969 and 1970. KCBS-AM 11/22/07

Alum Scott Glover, a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, writes about his discovery of his birth parents. Los Angeles Times 11/22/07

Lecturer David Calkins comments on the future of robotics. CNN.com 11/21/07

Alumnus Lily Alunan's jazz singing career is profiled. Global Nation 11/21/07

History Professor Christopher Waldrep comments on incidents of hate crimes in San Francisco. San Francisco Examiner 11/20/07

Newly discovered mushroom species are sent to SF State for research. Mail Tribune 11/20/07

SF State enrolls more international students than any other master's degree-granting institutions in the country. San Francisco Examiner 11/20/07


This feature describes the methods used by astronomers at SF State and other institutions to discover planets. Time 11/15/07

Professor Emeritus Jonathan Middlebrook joins in a remembrance of author Norman Mailer. KQED Forum 11/15/07

Student Max Hubbard, helping to clear oil from Ocean Beach, says, "The oil seems to be breaking down; the globs are much smaller now." San Francisco Chronicle 11/15/07

Michel Shehadeh, research associate in the College of Ethnic Studies' Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Initiative, describes in this opinion piece his 20-year ordeal facing U.S. government charges that were only recently dropped. San Francisco Chronicle 11/15/07

Alum Luis Perez de Leon, a partner at ReMax Vista Real Estate, is featured. Napa Valley Register 11/14/07

Cinema Professor Jan Millsapps says that on KRON discussing her book "Screwed Pooch," the station management raised objections to the word "Screwed." San Francisco Chronicle 11/14/07

Student Brian Frank won the gold honor in the portfolio category of the College Photographer of the Year competition. Popular Photography 11/13/07

SF State students garnered a total of 11 honors in the College Photographer of the Year competition.
College Photographer of the Year

SF State is once again the top destination among masters-level institutions for international students.
Inside Higher Ed

Mark Phillips, professor of secondary education, criticizes the No Child Left Behind Act in this opinion piece.
Marin Independent Journal

Student Ashanta Riley, helping to pick up oil on a local beach, says "It's our beach, so we have to take care of it."
San Francisco Chronicle

Commenting on corporate mergers, Associate Professor of Management Mitchell Marks says most corporate marriages involve rivals and "close to 75% of mergers fail to achieve their financial or strategic objective."
Wall Street Journal

Andreana Clay, assistant professor of sociology, comments on the interplay between marketers and hip-hop culture.
San Francisco Chronicle

Assistant Professor of Biology Filipe Andres Ramirez-Weber dies at age 43.
San Francisco Chronicle 11/11/07

The University's International Center for the Arts is accepting applications from jazz combos for a yearlong Jazz Generations Fellowship and International Competition.
San Francisco Chronicle

Alumni Imad Shaheen and Fidaa Arikat, who met while students at SF State, are featured in this "On the Couch" column.
San Francisco Chronicle

Professor Emeritus Bill Mason talks about the The LCS 102 "Mighty Midget" warship that he helped establish as a museum ship at the Mare Island Navy Base in Vallejo.
San Francisco Chronicle

Alum Larry Sager talks about his book, "No Guns, No Knives, No Personal Checks -- The Tales of a San Francisco Cab Driver." Contra Costa Times 11/9/07

It is feared that the oil spill from the container ship Cosco Busan could kill eelgrass and oysters in Richardson Bay, where SF State and NOAA have a restoration program underway.
Marin Independent Journal

This article commends SF State students for a peaceful inauguration of the Palestinian cultural mural.

This editorial suggests that Sen. Barack Obama would have benefited in a recent debate from SF State astronomer Debra Fischer's breaking news this week about the possibility of life on extrasolar planets that her team has discovered.
Cincinnati Post
11/12/07; Knoxville News 11/9/07; Ventura County Star 11/9/07

Journalism Professor Ken Kobre comments on the power of W. Eugene Smith's photography.
Investors Business Daily 11/8/07

Read this feature on the establishment of the Willie L. Brown, Jr. Leadership Center at SF State.
San Francisco Chronicle

U.S. Magistrate Wayne Brazil said he will issue a preliminary injunction barring SF State and other California State Universities from enforcing a civility standard in any disciplinary proceedings.
Christian Examiner
11/28/07; San Francisco Chronicle 11/8/07; Chronicle of Higher Education 11/8/07

Marketing Professor William Perttula comments on ethics and the Internet in this segment on Yahoo's Jerry Yang.

Assistant Professor of Biology Jonathon Stillman comments on temperature changes in the waters of Half Moon Bay.

Assistant Professor of Astronomy Debra Fischer comments on her team's discovery of a record-breaking fifth planet in a full-scale solar system around a distant star; she says the planet is within the star's habitable zone in which water could exist as a liquid.
Gulf Times
11/12/07; Los Angeles Times 11/10/07; Korea Times 11/8/07; The Telegraph (UK) 11/7/07; The Sydney Morning Herald 11/8/07; San Francisco Chronicle 11/7/07; Guardian Unlimited (UK) 11/7/07; The Register (UK) 11/7/07; Newstrack India 11/7/07; Voice of America 11/7/07; Fox News 11/7/07; CBS5 11/7/07; Honolulu Advertister 11/7/07; Globe & Mail (Toronto) 11/7/07; Washington Post 11/7/07; Oakland Tribune 11/7/07; Tennessean 11/7/07; Deseret Morning News 11/7/07; Concord Monitor 11/7/07; NBC11 11/7/07; Science Daily 11/6/07; Scientific American.com 11/6/07; Montreal Gazette 11/6/07; Sky & Telescope Magazine 11/6/07; The New York Times 11/6/07; National Geographic 11/6/07; New Scientist 11/6/07; MSNBC 11/6/07; San Jose Mercury News 11/6/07

Anthropology Lecturer Niccolo Caldararo says in this opinion piece that "If we want to solve our immigration problem, we need to look at labor discipline, buying loyalty, political activism and higher wages and productivity."
Marin Independent Journal

Alum Esther Beirne is elected San Rafael City Clerk.
Marin Independent Journal

The State of California's top auditor issued a report on compensation for executives, including SF State President Robert A. Corrigan.
ABC7 News

Professor Emeritus Rich DeLeon comments on San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom.
USA Today

Alum Kevin Snider has been named chief of staff in the Office of the President at Indiana State University.
Terre Haute Tribune Star

The International Center for Arts at SF State launches a new post-graduate fellowship and international competition that will allow combos of aspiring musicians to receive training and career preparation from distinguished jazz artists.
Jazz Times Magazine 11/5/07

Sister Suzanne Toolan, an SF State alum who wrote the internationally known hymn “I Am the Bread of Life” is featured.
San Mateo Daily Journal

Student Gianze Perez talks about her 30-minute documentary about endangered Asiatic black bears.
Oakland Tribune 11/5/07

English Professor Michael Krasny's book, "Off Mike: A Memoir of Talk Radio and Literary Life," is reviewed.
San Francisco Chronicle

Alum Paul Tonelli, co-host of the Lamont & Tonelli show on the Bone (KSAN, 107.7 FM), is featured.
San Francisco Chronicle

Terry Jones, lecturer in secondary education, says "Universities do not do a good job, if they do anything at all, teaching students how to manage a classroom."
The New York Times 11/3/07

Professor Emeritus Kent Bach is featured in the new book, "Questions of Taste: The Philosophy of Wine," a collection of essays examining how we think and talk about wine and how it influences us.
The New York Times

Professor of Communication Studies Joseph Tuman comments on publicity strategies employed by a county attorney in Arizona.
Arizona Republic

College of Business Dean Nancy Hayes and Management Professor Murray Silverman are featured in this story on growing interest in SF State's MBA program at the Downtown Campus.
San Francisco Business Times

Wade Nobles, professor of Africana studies, talks about what makes a healthy family.
National Public Radio

A new traffic signal was installed at the Sloat Boulevard and 19th Avenue intersection where student Sandy Kim was struck and killed in October.
San Francisco Chronicle
11/2/07; KCBS-AM 11/1/07; NBC11 11/1/07

Alum Julia Park Tracey has been named publisher and executive editor of the Alameda Sun newspaper.
Alameda Sun 11/2/07

Alum Danny Glover talks about his first experiences acting in theatre at SF State.
Charlotte Observer

Professor of Communication Studies Joseph Tuman comments on Democratic Rep. Jerry McNerney's political strategies.
Tri-Valley Herald
11/2/07; Oakland Tribune 11/2/07; San Mateo County Times 11/2/07

Alum Joe Fimiani is appointed interim superintendent of the Santa Clara County Office of Education.
San Jose Mercury News

Research Associate Michel Shehadeh, one of "the last defendants in the celebrated L.A. Eight case" that charged 7 Palestinians and a Kenyan with aiding the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, comments on the government's decision to drop the case.
The New York Times

Alum Doug Barry is running unopposed for reelection to the Takoma Park (Md.) city council.

Washington Post 11/1/07

Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null says stuffed animals, briefcases and purses are all tools that could help parents remember they have left a child in their car seat. KTAR-TV 11/1/07

The Palestinian Cultural Mural at SF State, representing the work and words of the late Palestinian scholar Edward Said and celebrating Palestinian culture, identity and thought will be inaugurated Friday, Nov. 2.
San Francisco Chronicle


San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin introduces legislation that will fund first year costs for San Francisco Promise, the college preparatory program that will guarantee a spot at SF State for qualified participants.
San Francisco Examiner

Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null comments on the death of a 17-month-old left in a car while his mother worked.
(Phoenix) 10/31/07

SF State will offer priority course registration to veterans in response to new legislation signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, beginning with the summer 2008 term. Inside Bay Area 10/30/07; Oakland Tribune 10/30/07; San Mateo County Times 10/30/07

Management Professor John Sullivan explains how to keep a résumé from being relegated to the slush pile.

Kinesiology Lecturer Anne Thilges recommends injury-free strategies for marathon runners.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

English Professor Michael Krasny, host of KQED "Forum" and author of "Off Mike: A Memoir of Talk Radio and Literary Life," is featured.
San Jose Mercury News

Student Sam Marks, who was born with a malformed spinal column that paralyzed his legs and made walking impossible, is featured.
Marin Independent Journal

Management Professor John Sullivan says that "Even at the best organizations, half of the people on the management succession plan don't go on to get the job." Newark Star-Ledger 10/28/07

Student Tyler Howarth was among hundreds of people who lined up outside a San Francisco Apple store to get their hands on Mac OS X Leopard, the newest version of Apple's operating system.

Warren Haack, instructional support technician in the College of Creative Arts, talks about his 30-minute documentary, "Muerto en la Sierra (Dead in the Sierra:) The Legend of Two Joaquins."
Half Moon Bay Review and Pescadero Pebble 10/25/07

According to data compiled by Jan Null, adjunct professor of meteorology, a total of 356 children have died from hyperthermia in the U.S. between 1998 and 2007, after being left in a car.
Biloxi Sun Herald

Author J.K. Rowling announces that Harry Potter series character Albus Dumbledore is gay; English Lecturer James Boyd speculates on fictional characters who may be gay, in response to J.K. Rowling's "outing" of her character Albus Dumbledore of the Harry Potter series.
The New York Sun

Alum River Jackson and his play, "Race Is a Lie," are featured.
San Francisco Chronicle

A candidate for College of Marin board cites an SF State partnership as a means of growing enrollment.
Novato Advance

A student describes her experience with GEAR UP, which included tours of several universities, including SF State.
Yakima Herald-Republic

Alum John Handy, renowned jazz saxophone musician, is featured.
Oakland Tribune

Associate Professor of Economics Philip King testified on behalf of the appellants at a public hearing on the possible opening of a Wal-Mart.
The Olympian

Professor of English Michael Krasny discusses his Bay Area radio career and his new book, "Off Mike: A Memoir of Talk Radio and Literary Life."
Marin Independent Journal

In this editorial, Professor of Secondary Education Mark Phillips stresses the value of arts education in schools. Marin Independent Journal 10/22/07

Professor Emeritus Rich DeLeon comments on the 2007 San Francisco mayor's race, saying of Mayor Gavin Newsom, "Things aren't so bad that there's a sense of crisis that would compel someone to take him on." San Francisco Chronicle 10/22/07

Student Alicia Hershey discusses her involvement in a group that fights for the rights of young transient laborers.
San Francisco Chronicle

This editorial about a possible program at Cal State East Bay's Concord campus mentions SF State.
Contra Costa Times

Student Heather Chan of San Mateo is quoted in this article on mobile social networking.
San Francisco Chronicle

In his "Radio Waves" column, Ben Fong-Torres mentions SF State alumnus Carter B. Smith.
San Francisco Chronicle

Alumnus David Rothe prepares for a final solo concert, the finale in a 40-year career as a distinguished organist.
Chico Enterprise-Record

Alumnus Chris Armentrout is San Francisco Unified School District's new director of development and local government relations.

Former student Michael Lumpkin, programmer and former director of Frameline, known as the world's largest LGBT arts organization, will soon step down.
San Francisco Chronicle

Senior Titiana Kumeh of Pasadena is awarded the Chauncey Bailey Jr. scholarship in memory of the late Oakland Post editor who was killed in what may have been retaliation for stories he was investigating.
Inside Bay Area

Sophie Clavier, professor of international relations, and Suzanne Sanchez, a master's degree candidate, share their personal opinions on the "Affirmation of the United States Record on the Armenian Genocide Resolution House Resolution 106" in this editorial.
San Francisco Chronicle

This article on hunting cites a San Francisco State University study that found there are approximately 2,700 tule elk today in the wild.

Alumnus George Lo and his brother Steve are the owners of Aqua Forest Aquarium, the only licensed North American distributor of Aqua Design Amano products which are based on a concept called "Nature Aquarium."
Nichi Bei Times

Former student Deb Loftis is the producer for integrated Web content for the Nickelodeon television show "iCarly," and films podcasts for other Nickelodeon shows.
Santa Maria Times.com

Alumnus Lou Rossi decided on a new career at age 45, as a physician assistant.
Hurricane Valley Journal
, UT 10/17/07

English Professor Michael Krasny talks about his career in radio and his new book, "Off Mike: A Memoir of Talk Radio and Literary Life."
NPR's "Talk of the Nation"

A culture blogger visits with Fine Arts Gallery Director Mark Johnson for a tour of "Pacific Light: California Watercolor Refracted, 1907-2007."
SF Gate

Three Bay Area incidents--including the approval process for the Edward Said mural at SF State--are cited as examples of how "communitywide debate has emerged over the Middle East conflict--and, specifically, how it is expressed artistically, in both public and private spaces."
The Jewish Daily Forward

Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null says that San Jose's mid-month October rainfall has already surpassed the total for a typical full month of October.
San Jose Mercury News

Alum James B. Hawkins, president and CEO of Natus Medical Inc., is named to the IRIDEX Corp. board of directors.
CNN Money

Commenting on whether the U.S. should declare victory in Iraq, Professor of Political Science Robert C. Smith says, "I think there's a lot of stirring inside the military to bring this war to an end."
ABC7 News

Alum Kenny Mellman, one half of "the infamous performing duo Kiki & Herb," will make a one-night appearance at Carnegie Hall in"Kiki & Herb: The Second Coming – A Christmas Concert."
Broadway World

Candidates for the College of Marin Board say the underused Novato campus will be the site for targeted programs and partnerships with such institutions as SF State.
Marin Independent Journal

Alum Sharlene Saria-Mansfield, sports television producer for ESPN, Fox Sports Network and others, is profiled.
Oakland Tribune

Management Professor John Sullivan says, "There's ample proof that everybody can become a leader, given the opportunity."

Commenting on the damage that marathon runners can experience, Lecturer of Kinesiology Anne Thilges says "the health benefits of running, even at extreme distances, outweigh the risks of not running at all."
Oakland Tribune 10/15/07; San Mateo County Times 10/15/07

Warren Haack, instructional support technician in the College of Creative Arts, talks about his 30-minute feature film, "Dead in the Sierra: Legend of Two Joaquins," now screening locally; the film's cast includes Professor of Theatre Arts Carlos Baron.
Oakland Tribune
10/15/07; San Mateo County Times 10/15/07

The San Francisco school district will receive $11.2 million in federal funds for Gear Up, a college-readiness program for disadvantaged students that will augment such other college-readiness programs as those offered at through SF State, UC Berkeley and the California Academy of Sciences.
San Francisco Examiner

Alum John Gumas, founder of Gumas Advertising, is featured.
San Francisco Examiner

Student Antonio Taylor was among the more than 11,800 runners who participated in the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon in downtown San Jose.
San Jose Mercury News

Professor Emeritus Rich DeLeon comments on San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom.
Sacramento Bee

Management Professor John Sullivan suggests that temporary work with the right company may lead to a dream job.
Wall Street Journal

Psychology Lecturer Rosemarie Bowler is a coauthor of study demonstrating that welders who work without adequate respiratory protection risk damaging their sense of smell. Science Daily 10/12/07

Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null comments on weather patterns that contributed to 2007 being one of the least smoggy years ever recorded in the Bay Area. Oakland Tribune 10/12/07; San Jose Mercury News 10/12/07

Student Sabrina Jacobs comments on strategies for feeling safe on public transportation.
San Francisco Examiner

Student Price Troche, Jr., a theatre major from Brentwood, talks about his appearance on ABC's "Wheel of Fortune," scheduled to air Oct. 15.
Brentwood Press

In this feature on "Frontline/World," PBS's Web-based newsmagazine series, alum Victoria Gamburg's involvement with the series is cited.
San Francisco Chronicle

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Jeffrey Snipes comments on the police investigation of Your Black Muslim Bakery
San Jose Mercury News
10/11/07; Oakland Tribune 10/11/07; San Mateo County Times 10/11/07; Contra Costa Times 10/11/07

In this opinion piece, Professor of Secondary Education Mark Phillips praises Mike Watenpaugh, the new superintendent of the San Rafael City Schools.
Marin Independent Journal

The Journalism Department has joined "a rare coalition of media 'rivals' and scholastic colleagues, and more than two dozen reporters, photographers and editors from both print, broadcast and electronic media" to form the Chauncey Bailey Project, a team that will continue the reporting Bailey was pursuing at the time of his death.
Oakland Tribune
10/11/07; San Mateo County Times 10/11/07; Contra Costa Times 10/11/07

Alum Bill Daskarolis, in his 44th year coaching the Aragon High School cross country team, is featured.
Inside Bay Area

Melissa Camacho, associate professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts, comments on the popularity -- and high ticket prices -- of performances by pop star Hannah Montana.

Alum Doris Baker Barrett is honored by Jarvis Christian College at its Pioneer Hall of Fame Banquet and Enshrinement Ceremony.
Tyler (Texas) Morning Telegraph

Alum Dave Wheeler, professor and director of the theater program at Yuba College since 1976, is featured.
Appeal-Democrat (Marysville, Calif.)

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Mark Gorelick and Kinesiology Lecturer Anne Thilges comment on the effects of hot weather on a marathon runner's performance. Chicago Tribune 10/8/07

English Professor Michael Krasny, who is "superb at all the things he does -- on the air, onstage and in the classroom," is featured.
San Francisco Chronicle

Read this review of Philip Roth's "Exist Ghost," by David Hellman, Library collection development coordinator.
San Francisco Chronicle

Cecil Brown, lecturing about his book "Dude, Where's My Black Studies Department?: The Disappearance of Black Americans from U.S. Universities," cites the strike at SF State to demand education reforms.
Oakland Tribune

Alum Carole Hayashino runs for reelection to the College of Marin Board of Trustees.
Marin Independent Journal

This feature describes the opening day of Jewish Culture Week at SF State.
j. 10/4/07

State and city officials examine ways to "make deadly 19th Avenue safer for pedestrians," following the death of student Sandy Kim, 21, who was struck by a vehicle that jumped onto the sidewalk at 19th Avenue.
San Francisco Chronicle
10/4/07; NBC 11 10/3/07

Read this brief interview with comedian Greg Proops, an SF State alumnus.
San Francisco Examiner

In this feature on the men's soccer team, coach Joe Hunter and players talk about a shift in recruitment strategies.
San Francisco Examiner

Rudolph H. Weingartner talks about his new book, "A Sixty-Year Ride Through the World of Education," which includes remembrances from his teaching post at SF State. Inside Higher Ed 10/3/07

Joel Kassiola, professor of political science and dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, discusses consumerism in the United States.
KALW-FM's "City Visions" 10/1/07

Alum Gary Dias, new principal of Robert Semple Elementary School in Benicia, is featured.
Vallejo Times-Herald

International Relations Professor Robert C. Smith says a proposed ballot measure that would allocate California's 55 electoral votes to the winner of each congressional district is "a way to deprive minorities of an effective voice in choosing a president."

San Jose Mercury News 10/1/07

Alum Sergio Saenz, a member of the Board of Education of the Hayward Unified School District and a student outreach specialist for the University of California, Berkeley, talks about his commitment to education.
Hayward Daily Review


Alum Aaron Siebert-Llera talks about his conversion to Islam

Chicago Sun-Times 9/14/07

An exhibit by Assistant Professor of Art Paul Mullins is reviewed

Ventura County Reporter 9/13/07

Director of Athletics Mike Simpson, commenting on the demise of football at SF State, says "because of the issues of financing, the need for gender equality in sports and a lack of available competition, the point [of bringing it back] is almost moot."

San Francisco Examiner 9/11/07

Professor of Communication Studies Joseph Tuman comments on the likely blurring in U.S. media of the Pentagon report on the war in Iraq and the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks

San Francisco Chronicle 9/10/07

A Canadian group adapts the RoughRider wheelchair design from SF State's Whirlwind Wheelchair for distribution in Rwanda

The (Regina) Leader-Post 9/10/07

Alum Jim Bell is awarded the Teacher of the Year Award from the State Council on Adapted Physical Education for his work in the field.

San Mateo Daily Journal 9/10/07

Alum Carolyn Zecca Ferris and her husband Timothy Ferris discuss their collaboration on the PBS documentary "Seeing in the Dark," that airs Sept. 19 on KQED.
San Francisco Chronicle 9/9/07

CSU announces the launch of new doctorates in education; SF State among the 7 pioneering campuses.

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette 9/7/07; San Bernardino Sun 9/7/07; SF Gate 9/6/07

Alum Kirby Wright’s second novel, "Moloka'i Nui Ahina: Summers on the Lonely Isle," is said to reveal "another stratum of island society, the rough-and-tumble, ethnically diverse world of rural Hawaii."

San Francisco Chronicle 9/6/07

Read this feature profile on alum Bea Agins, the founder-director of Amazon Wakani which is now collaborating on a project to replant 4,000 acres of dwindling rain forest.

Marin Independent Journal 9/6/07

Alum Andrea Sarvady is named the liberal columnist for the point-counterpoint feature, "Woman to Woman," based at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and distributed to newspapers by Universal Press Syndicate.

Editor and Publisher 9/5/07

The San Francisco school district puts its surplus property at 700 Font Blvd. up for sale; SF State remains interested in buying the property.

San Francisco Examiner 9/5/07

Senior John Schirra was found stabbed to death on Monday morning.

San Francisco Chronicle 9/5/07

North Carolina explores instant runoff voting and looks at an SF State study of the San Francisco experience for guidance.

Asheville (N.C.) Citizen-Times 9/5/07

Read Library Collection Development Coordinator David Hellman's review of Denis Johnson's novel "Tree of Smoke.

San Francisco Chronicle 9/2/07

Nina Roberts, assistant professor of recreation and leisure studies, comments on efforts to forge links between youth and public lands.

San Francisco Chronicle 9/2/07


Gay studies programs are thriving at U.S. college campuses such as SF State, which was "one of the first U.S. universities to plumb the scholarly potential of gay lives, starting with a single English course in 1972."
San Jose Mercury News 8/31/07

Alum Andy Zamenes, who performs as the musician Andy Z, is featured.
San Mateo Daily Journal

Professor Emeritus Rich DeLeon comments on the latest major development in the San Francisco mayoral race -- former supervisor Tony Hall's withdrawal from the field. San Francisco Chronicle 8/31/07

Alum Brandon Clements is the featured mixologist interviewed this week.
San Francisco Examiner

Biology Lecturer Jonathan Stern, who "might be the most important whale researcher," is featured.
San Francisco Chronicle

Student Shannon Miller is interviewed for this piece on the cost of college books.
ABC7 News

In this letter to the editor, Professor Emeritus Marshall Windmiller says the war in Iraq "is a moral abomination and thousands of Iraqi and American lives have been sacrificed because of American ignorance, incompetence, corruption and hubris."
San Francisco Chronicle

The "Street Society" clothing collection from alumni Daniel and David Concepcion gets rave reviews.
Inside Bay Area

Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null says that, with an exterior temperature of 90 degrees, the interior of an enclosed automobile can reach 109 degrees in 10 minutes.
Oakland Tribune

SF State innovations in matching dorm mates are highlighted in this feature. San Francisco Chronicle 8/29/07 Alum Manny Mashouf, featured for his contributions to higher education through donations to SF State, says "I believe that the most effective way to improve the quality of our lives for the future is to improve the quality of our children’s education."
Payvand's Iran News

Alum John Nerland is named California Oaks State Bank's new president and chief executive officer.
Ventura County Star

Alum Ericka Carr is named children's librarian for Merced County Library.
Merced Sun-Star

Alum Steve Centanni writes about his 2006 kidnapping in Gaza City while on assignment for Fox News Channel and notes that last year was the deadliest since 1994 for working journalists.
San Jose Mercury News

Jo Volkert, associate vice president for enrollment planning and management, comments on a proposed bill to offer tuition loan help to soldiers serving in Iraq.
San Francisco Chronicle

English Professor Michael Krasny's new book, "Off Mike: A Memoir of Talk Radio and Literary Life," is listed as a fall title of note.
San Francisco Chronicle

In this opinion piece, student Suzanne Levi-Sanchez and Assistant Professor of International Relations Sophie Clavier state that any Middle East policies that ultimately weaken women's rights are counterproductive to the broader agenda of the United States.
San Francisco Chronicle

Alum Quintin Mecke, the director of a city-funded public safety group who is active on homeless issues, is challenging incumbent Mayor Gavin Newsom in the Nov. 6 election.
San Francisco Chronicle 8/25/07

SF State data on automobile temperatures and deaths of small children left in vehicles is cited.

For the first time, housing officials at SF State have given incoming students a chance to pick their roommates.
Inside Higher Ed 8/24/07

Jan Null, adjunct professor of meteorology, states that a recent death was the 22nd in the U.S. this year involving a child left in a hot vehicle.
8/23/07; Starkville Daily News 8/23/2007; Mobile Register 8/23/07; KMOV 8/23/07; Atlanta Journal-Constitution 8/24/07; KUTV 8/24/07; Kansas City Channel 8/24/07; Examiner.com 8/24/07; Houston Chronicle 8/24/07; Kansas City Star 8/24/07

This column mentions how a message spread quickly thanks to a journalism professor at SF State.
Lake County Leader and Advertiser

The life and career of the late Asa Hilliard, a former dean of education at SF State, is discussed.
Denver Post

Alumna Patty Jones is featured in the exhibit "Life's Rhythms and Blues" opening Sept.1 at San Mateo's ARTshare 25 Gallery.
The Willits News

Niels Teunis of the Institute of Sexuality, Social Inequality and Health at SF State, comments on a study of sex and seniors, stating that the findings bolster the "use it or lose it" theory.
San Francisco Chroncle
8/22/07; Tuscon Citizen 8/23/07; Press-Telegram 8/23/07; Times Reporter 8/23/07; San Diego Union-Tribune 8/23/07; Toronto Star Online 8/24/07

For the first time in its history, SF State hosts Welcome Days to help build a community among incoming students.

This article traces the origins of Tea Leaf Green to the band members' meeting at SF State.
Quad-City Times

The life and career of the late Asa Hilliard, a former dean of education at SF State, is discussed.
Westside Gazette 8/22/2007

Two rising fashion designers and SF State alums will debut their first full collection from their label, "Dception," at San Francisco Fashion Week.
San Francisco Examiner

SF State alumni Daniel and David Concepcion, both fashion designers, will unveil their new streetwear label this week.
East-Bay Express

An article on U.S. News and World Report rankings of colleges and universities mentions San Francisco State.
San Mateo County Times

In this opinion piece on wildfires, Anthropology Lecturer Niccolo Caldararo, a former Fairfax town councilman, state "We must end this tolerance of carelessness and acts of arson."
Marin Independent Journal

Assistant Professor Chris Smith comments on recent developments from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Biotech Business Week
8/20/07 (subscription or article purchase required)

Read this profile of alumna Karen Austen, a painter in Alaska.
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 8/20/07

Alumna Ann Johnson is among several people affected by California's protracted budget stalemate.
San Francisco Chronicle

Alumnus Johnny Mathis discusses his time on the track and field team at SF State.
Asbury Park Press 8/19/07

Authorities search for a hit-run driver who took the life of alumnus Roger Tennyson. San Francisco Chronicle 8/19/07

This essay mentions an accidental trip to SF State.
Baltimore Sun

Sarah Fidelibus, who teaches at SF State, says that by ditching her Toyota Tercel and joining City CarShare, saving about $100 a month in insurance and fuel costs.
NBC San Diego

This editorial praises the contributions of the late Asa Grant Hilliard, a former SF State faculty member.
The Virgin Islands Daily News 8/17/07

Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns will introduce his seven-part series on World War II, "The War," at a screening, presented by the DOC Film Institute of SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 8/17/07

This article mentions the former site of the SF State campus.
Berkeley Daily Planet

Marc Dollinger, the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair in Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility, shares his thoughts on the "anti-Israel boycott movement" in this editorial.
San Francisco Chronicle

Alumna Linda Elliott has files a harassament lawsuit against the community television station where she had worked.
Contra Costa Times

The Recording Industry Association of America has sent more than 2,000 letters to students across the country, including some at SF State, in regards to the ramifications of downloading music illegally.
NBC-11 8/17/07

This article on college rankings mentions SF State.
Contra Costa Times
8/17/07; Fremont Argus 8/18/2007

San Francisco State is among universities that have incorporated the metaverse known as Second Life into courses.
Wired News 8/16/07

This article on the Chevrolet, General Motors and Safe Kids Buckle Up 10th year of community programs mentions data collected by San Francisco State University.
Del Rio News-Herald

This article providing tips to prevent adults from leaving children in hot cars mentions a study conducted by an SF State meteorologist.
The Arizona Republic
, 8/16/07

Alumnus Todd Voyageur is the new ceramics instructional assistant at Mendocino College.
The Willits News

Sally Baack, associate professor of management, comments on a law suit brought by reporters and their family members whose private telephone records were secretly obtained by Hewlett-Packard.
KCBS-AM 8/15/07

Former longtime faculty member Asa G. Hilliard III, a teacher, historian, educational consultant, historian and activist, has died.
Diverse Issues in Higher Education
8/15/07; Chicago Tribune 8/17/07; Boston Globe 8/17/07

Caltrans restripes some lanes on San Jose Avenue, a tricky area where it was easy for unsuspecting motorists to make a wrong turn and end up far from their destination: San Francisco State University.
San Francisco Chronicle

Alumnus Michael Joyce has been named head women's soccer coach at Cornell College.
The Mount Vernon-Lisbon Sun

A grade change scandal at Diablo Valley College enabled students to transfer to a number of California institutions of higher education, including SF State.
San Francisco Chronicle
8/15/07; KCBS5 8/16/07

This article on the cost of public education in California claims that SF State students are borrowing less money than they did in 2000, and "are earning three times as much in work-study."
East Bay-Express 8/15/07

Alumna Elizabeth Ellis, president of Green Valley Consulting Engineers, makes this list of "Who's Who in Engineering."
North Bay Business Journal

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors gave landmark status to part of the former UC Extension campus in Hayes Valley, an area once home to the SF State Normal School.
San Francisco Chronicle

Finance Professor Yea-Mow Chen comments on America's trade deficit with China. ABC7 News 8/14/07

Alumna Andrea Cornell Sarvady will be a guest writer for "Woman to Woman," a column in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Editor & Publisher

Alumna Kay Kennedy recalls the summer of love.
Vancouver Sun 8/14/07

Longtime SF State faculty member Asa G. Hilliard has died.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution 8/13/07

Alumnus Larry Griggers is the chief executive officer, treasurer and director of RPM Management, a franchisee arm of Ruth's Chris Steak House.
Indianapolis Star 8/13/07

Alumna Cheryl Smith has been appointed Lennar Urban's director of community relations.
San Francisco Sentinel

Professor Théophile Obenga is among the distinguished speakers in a two-year series of lectures and exhibits exploring "the genetic, cultural and other links between ancient African civilizations and the modern world" at the Franklin Institute.
Philadelphia Inquirer

Alum Pat Wilson recalls the summer of love.
San Bernardino County Sun 8/12/07

Student Casey Bennett answers the question, "Is the summer break too short or too long?"

San Francisco Chronicle 8/12/07

Erik Peper, director of the Institute for Holistic Healing Studies, offers tips for reducing tension at work.
Trinidad & Tobago Express 8/11/07

Alumna Sharlene Saria-Mansfield will run for a Newark city council seat.
Oakland Tribune

Professor Emeritus Richard DeLeon comments on Gavin Newsom's chances of winning a second term as San Francisco's mayor, stating, "Barring some major disaster, it's absolutely a sure thing he's going to win."
San Francisco Chronicle

Associate Professor Grace Yoo calls a recent showing of the film "Sixteen Candles" insensitive, stating, "Most Asian Americans find this film humiliating and a setback to the progress we have made in terms of Asian American representation in mainstream media." AsianWeek 8/10/07

Jewish and Palestinian groups come to agreement regarding an on-campus mural. J 8/10/07

Alumnus Brian Kohn is the new principal of Canyon Crest Academy in the San Dieguito Union High School District. The Coast News 8/10/07

Alumnus Danny Glover is among the speakers in Clarke College's Mackin-Mailander Lecture Series. Telegraph Herald 8/10/0

History Professor Dawn Mabalon is a contributor to a soon-to-be published "pictorial history book of Filipino life and culture in Stockton from the turn of the past century to the present." Stockton Record 8/10/07

Alumna Laarni San Juan, a public health nurse in San Mateo County, will facilitate a workshop on health and well-being designed for Filipina women. Asian Journal Online 8/10/07

Alumnus Wes Wilson's '60s-era rock posters, designed for concerts at the Avalon Ballroom and Fillmore Auditorium, are now on display at Michigan City's Lubeznik Center for the Arts. South Bend Tribune 8/10/07

An SF State study reports 19 hyperthermia deaths of children left in automobiles this year. WMFD-TV News 8/9/07 A project sponsored by SF State's Cesar Chavez Institute is mentioned among studies related to crystal methamphetamine use. Bay Area Reporter 8/9/07

History Professor Jules Tygiel, an expert on the history and literature of baseball, comments on Barry Bonds, stating, "If the debate on performance-enhancing drugs shifts, the debate on what Bonds has achieved on the field will shift as well." USA Today 8/9/07

Adjunct Professor Jan Null comments on the correlation between the rise in deaths of children left in hot cars and the move to place children in back seats starting in the 1990s. San Angelo Standard-Times 8/9/07

San Francisco State is mentioned in discussion of a plan developed by the California State University and California Community Colleges systems to train students for jobs resulting from the state's $3 billion stem cell research program. East Bay Business Times 8/8/07

Design student Carson Hoyt is among those who viewed three designs for the new Transbay Terminal. San Francisco Chronicle 8/8/07

History Professor Jules Tygiel, author of "Baseball's Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy," comments on Barry Bonds' alleged steroid use in the wake of Bonds' record-breaking home run. San Francisco Chronicle 8/8/07

Alumnus Al Kissling announces he will seek to unseat U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce in the 2008 congressional race. Las Cruces Sun-News 8/8/07

Alumna Terri Hardesty is the new assistant to the city manager/spokesperson for the city of San Rafael. Marin Independent Journal 8/8/07

An SF State professor is the co-owner of Design Quarter, a new home-decor store in San Francisco's Inner Sunset. San Francisco Chronicle 8/8/07

Ethnic Studies Professor Tomas Almaguer comments on a study published earlier this year that found that lighter-skinned immigrants to the United States earn more than their darker-skinned counterparts. NPR's Talk of the Nation, 8/7/07

Lecturer Andrew Speight's recording with Marsalis Music invites a comparison with the music of Warne Marsh. Morning Star Online, 8/7/07

History Professor Paul Longmore talks about his opposition to Assembly Bill 374, stating "Given the way the U.S. healthcare system is getting increasingly unjust and even savage, I don't think this system could be trusted to implement such a system equitably, or confine it to people who are immediately terminally ill." Los Angeles Times 8/6/07

International Relations Lecturer Amer Araim, a former Iraqi diplomat and United Nations Secretariat official, is among Iraqi Americans in the Bay Area featured in this article. San Francisco Chronicle 8/5/07

The "My Word" feature in this Sunday magazine section is by Associate Professor of Creative Writing Toni Mirosevich. San Francisco Chronicle 8/5/07

Read this review by Library Collection Development Coordinator David Hellman of "The Complete Stories," by David Malouf. San Francisco Chronicle 8/5/07

Jan Null, adjunct professor of meteorology, comments on Bay Area smog. San Jose Mercury News 8/4/07

Professor Emeritus Rich DeLeon comments on San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom's reelection campaign fundraising. S an Francisco Chronicle 8/3/07

Associate Professor of Engineering Elahe Enssani comments on a possible cause for a bridge collapse in Minneapolis. NBC11 8/2/07

This editorial advocating for products that remind caregivers a child is still in a car seat quotes Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null's work on temperatures in parked cars. Oakland Tribune 8/2/07

Alum Taliah Mekki, who landed a cheerleader spot with the Golden State Warriors, is featured. Fremont Argus 8/1/07


Alum David Haerle recalls the interview he had with 49ers coach Bill Walsh, back when Haerle was a reporter for the SF State student newspaper. Grays Harbor Daily 7/31/07 Alum Michael Wille, the chef instructor at the Professional Culinary Institute in Campbell and an author, is profiled. San Jose Mercury News 7/31/07

Alum Fred Chiaventone, "an internationally recognized expert on guerrilla warfare, counter-terrorism operations, peacekeeping and peace enforcement operations, psychological operations, and broadcast media," is a featured guest. KXMC-TV 7/31/07

Six suspects remain at large in the grade-changing scandal at Diablo Valley College; SF State is among the colleges and universities where suspects had transferred. CBS5-TV 7/31/07 Oakland Tribune 7/31/07

SF State is a featured stop on a weeklong college tour in Northern California for Latino high school students. Los Angeles Times 7/31/07

Cinema major Spenser Nottage and his friend Matthew Elium talk about their company, Quandary Film and Animation, and the various projects they have worked on together. Inside Bay Area 7/31/07 Oakland Tribune 7/31/07

Former SF State football coach Andy Reid recalls colleague Bill Walsh as "a great coach, a great mentor to a lot of us who have taken his system and been very productive with it." The Philadelphia Inquirer 7/31/07; Philadelphia Daily News 7/31/07; Allentown Morning Call 7/31/07

Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null comments on the correlation between the rise in children dying of hyperthermia in automobiles and the use of back-seat car seats. Ft. Smith Times Record 8/2/07; San Jose Mercury News 7/30/07; Salt Lake Tribune 7/29/07; Boston Globe 7/29/07; USA Today 7/29/07; WNBC-TV 7/29/07; Austin American Statesman 7/29/07; New York Newsday 7/29/07; Indianapolis Star 7/29/07; The Ledger 7/29/07; St. Petersburg Times 7/29/07; Richmond Times Dispatch 7/29/07; Oakland Tribune 7/29/07; Knoxville News Sentinel 7/29/07; Daily Press 7/28/07; SF Gate 7/28/07; International Herald Tribune 7/28/07; Forbes 7/28/07

John Trasviña, president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, says growing up near activist SF State in the 1960s "really was inspiring and really motivated me to become a lawyer and to serve the community." San Antonio Express 7/29/07

Alum Linda Kramer talks about her photos in "Carny Art," an exhibit opening Tuesday at Walnut Creek's Lesher Center. Contra Costa Times 7/29/07

Lecturer in American Indian Studies Philip Klasky comments on the rich library of information contained in Native American languages, stating, "When you lose a language you lose all this incredible knowledge." Mojave Daily News 7/28/07

An SF State student reportedly took pictures of a San Francisco police officer hitting a fan without provocation at a recent Giants-Dodgers game. San Francisco Chronicle 7/28/07

Parkmerced apartments launches "an advertising blitz that is blanketing the city;" one tenant appreciates that effort to attract families and young professionals, rather than SF State students. San Francisco Business Times 7/27/07

Data from Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null reveals that before airbags became popular, fewer children died of hyperthermia after being left in cars. Contra Costa Times 7/27/07

Student Kyle Beattie, left defender on the Sonoma County Sol top-level amateur soccer team, is featured. Marin Independent Journal 7/26/07

Student work by Misty Gamble and Emily McLeod is highlighted in this review of "Cream: From the Top," the Arts Benecia exhibit of master of fine arts-level work by Bay Area college and university students. Contra Costa Times 7/26/07

Four more suspects accused of participating in a grade-changing scandal at Diablo Valley College have been arrested; an SF State student is among those charged. San Francisco Chronicle 7/25/07

A Benecia infant left in a hot vehicle dies; an SF State study on temperatures in enclosed cars is cited. San Jose Mercury News 7/25/07; San Mateo County Times 7/26/07; Oakland Tribune 7/25/07; Fremont Argus 7/27/07

An infant found in a hot car is hospitalized; an SF State study notes 15 children in the U.S. have died this year after being left in hot cars. KARE-TV (Minneapolis, St. Paul) 7/25/07

An SF State student is among 34 former Diablo Valley College students charged with crimes in connection with a grade-changing scandal. Contra Costa Times 7/25/07; San Francisco Chronicle 7/25/07; KTVU-TV 7/24/07; San Jose Mercury News 7/24/07; Oakland Tribune 7/25/07

This columnist praises Colorado State University students and FIRE for changing speech codes at the University; and notes that FIRE "continues its vigorous campaign" with a recent lawsuit against SF State. Denver Post 7/24/07

SF State, Stanford and other universities participated in the inaugural Pacific Islander Higher Education Recruitment Program at University of California at Berkeley. Oakland Tribune 7/24/07

Read this feature on alum Peter Nachtrieb, winner of "one of the country's most prestigious playwrighting awards -- the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award" for the play "Hunter Gatherers." Boston Globe 7/22/07

Geology Professor Lisa White is among hundreds of airline passengers delayed by aviation problems in Brazil. Washington Post 7/22/07; International Herald Tribune 7/22/07; SF Gate 7/22/07; Forbes 7/23/07; Guardian (UK) 7/23/07

Alum Zara Babitzke, founder and director of the Marin nonprofit Ambassadors of Hope and Opportunity, which helps homeless young adults, receives the Jefferson Award for making a difference in her community. San Francisco Chronicle 7/22/07

Library Collection Development Coordinator David Hellman reviews "The Chess Machine" by Robert Löhr. San Francisco Chronicle 7/22/07

Speaking at a weeklong festival devoted to dance as a way to engage with God, the divine or other conceptions of the most sacred, Professor of Music and Dance Albirda Rose says "Dance as worship is more acceptable now." San Francisco Chronicle 7/22/07

David Hilberman, who taught film at SF State from 1967 to 1973, and was "a pivotal figure in animation history," dies at age 95. Los Angeles Times 7/21/07

This essay by graduate student Kenny Loui won one a second prize in the English essay contest sponsored by the International Herald Tribune/Asahi Shimbun. Asahi Shimbun 7/20/07

"Take notice" says this review of alum Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung's "Because Washington is Hollywood for Ugly People," calling the work "brashly beautiful." The New York Times 7/20/07 (subscription required)

Alum Paul Terry, new superintendent of the Hanford Elementary School District, is featured. Fresno Bee 7/20/07

Alum Marcus Gardley, playwright and poet, talks about his work and "Love is a Dream House in Lorin," written for Berkeley's Shotgun Players. KQED-TV's "Spark" 7/18/07

The ChronicleWatch column is successful in getting a sidewalk hazard between SF State and Stonestown Mall repaired. San Francisco Chronicle 7/19/07

Alum Johnny Mathis to perform with the San Francisco Symphony this weekend. Alameda Times-Star 7/19/07

SF State is among 23 colleges and universities to receive pre-litigation notices to campus music-piracy suspects from the Recording Industry Association of America. Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription required) 7/18/07

The history of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) of "waging a war on college speech codes," and current lawsuit against SF State, are featured. The Bulletin (Philadelphia) 7/18/07

The SF Planning Commission upholds its decision to deny landmark status to the original home of SF State at Laguna Street--now the UC Berkeley Extension and slated for development. Berkeley Daily Planet 7/17/07

According to research conducted by Jan Null, adjunct professor of meteorology, "within 10 minutes, the temperature inside the car will increase 19 degrees." Deseret Morning News 7/16/07

Assistant Professor of Social Work Rashmi Gupta says "It's an unspoken, assumed thing that the children [of South Asians] will take care of the parents." Houston Chronicle 7/15/07

Alum Paulino Duran, the chief public defender for Sacramento County, leads a team of lawyers who defend suspects who are unable to afford private representation. Sacramento Bee 7/14/07 (free registration required)

Alum Kirby Wright has published a novel based on his grandmother's life and his summers spent on Molokai. The Molokai Times 7/15/07
SF State is one of Oracle's Academic Initiative partners, an institution of higher learning helping the software giant enhance diversity outreach efforts. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 7/15/07

Mark Phillips, professor of secondary education, comments on the "stress of running our schools" in this editorial. Marin Independent Journal 7/15/07

Alum Ben Fong-Torres notes that Steve Somers, who studied broadcasting at SF State, is the "all-night guy" at WFAN-AM and has served the most time on the New York sports-talk station. San Francisco Chronicle 7/15/07

Alum Jim Mitchell, who teamed with his brother, Artie, to build San Francisco's O' Farrell Theatre, has died. San Francisco Chronicle 7/14/07; San Jose Mercury News 7/14/07; New York Sun 7/17/07
Alum Dudley L. Poston has published the Handbook of Population, a book touted as "the new Bible of demographics." Houston Chronicle 7/14/07

Assistant Professor of Secondary Education Jamal Cooks discusses a wide range of issues including the High School Exit Exam, the importance of writing skills, and what it means to be a literacy advocate. Wiretap 7/13/07

Professor Emeritus of Political Science Rich DeLeon, commenting on the popularity of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, says "San Francisco is a city-state unto itself… The same things that get people upset around the country about personal morality -- sexual issues -- are not a big issue here." Bloomberg 7/13/07

According to an SF State study, 14 children have died this year in the United States after being left alone in hot vehicles. Chicago Daily Southtown 7/12/07; NBC5 (Chicago) 7/12/07

Jane Way, founder of the Sutter Creek Inn, believed to be the first bed and breakfast of its kind west of the Mississippi, says in this feature that she attended SF State for two years. Sacramento Bee 7/12/07

Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Debra Fischer, a founding member of "the world's most prolific planet-hunting team," is featured. East Bay Express 7/11/07

Assistant Professor of History Dawn Bohulano Mabalon comments on Filipino immigration to the U.S. and the evolution of Bay Area Filipino restaurant offerings. San Jose Mercury News 7/11/07

Richard Hoffman, professor and chair of history, comments on the teaching career of former lecturer Frances Richardson Keller, who died June 25 at age 92. San Francisco Chronicle 7/11/07

Alum Rebecca Salner has been named assistant managing editor of the Mercury News business news sections. San Jose Mercury News 7/11/07

Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null comments on the likely temperature inside a van when the outside temperature is 92 degrees. Hattiesburg American 7/11/07

History Professor Jules Tygiel, commenting on baseball player Barry Bonds, says "He is in a class by himself … You're going to have to look 10, 20 years down the road to see how history is going to judge him." Sacramento Bee 7/10/07

Student Jamie Tacker and friend Kevin Adler have started a group called "Livermorons kNOw More" to prepare students for college -- how to pick classes, apply for financial aid and eat healthily at the dining halls. Oakland Tribune 7/11/07; San Mateo County Times 7/11/07; Contra Costa Times 7/10/07

A lawsuit accuses SF State of violating College Republicans' rights. CBS 5 7/10/07; San Jose Mercury News 7/9/07; Monterey County Herald 7/10/07; Special Report with Brit Hume (Fox Network) 7/10/07; KESQ News 7/10/07; KSBY News 7/10/07; Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription required) 7/9/07; International Herald Tribune 7/9/07; SF Gate 7/9/07

Student Matt Pedersen, trolling for home run balls on the portwalk between AT&T Park and McCovey Cove at baseball's Home Run Derby, said "We're a bit disappointed." San Francisco Examiner 7/10/07

Student Kevin Bard, an intern with the CLAER Project, comments on gun violence in this article about the Rev. Jesse Jackson's visit to the city. SF Gate 7/9/07; CBS5 7/8/07; KTVU-TV 7/3/07

In this feature on his "Journeys of Reconciliation" project involving U.S. and South African students, Professor of History Trevor Getz says "through these students, both countries can learn from each other." Marin Independent Journal 7/8/07

Alum Susan Kennedy, chief of staff for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, is featured. Marin Independent Journal 7/8/07

The state senate considers a ranked-choice voting bill; a 2005 SF State poll showed 53 percent of San Francisco voters prefer ranked-choice to runoff elections. San Jose Mercury News 7/8/07

A planned building at the City College of San Francisco Ocean Avenue campus will be for joint use with SF State students in child development, community health and related areas.

San Francisco Chronicle 7/8/07

Mi-Sook Kim, associate professor of kinesiology, is co-author of a paper on the psychology of skateboarding. Orange County Register 7/8/07

As the NAACP prepares for its annual meeting this weekend, Political Science Professor Robert C. Smith says, "I think that, once again, the NAACP is at one of its perennial crossroads." Baltimore Sun 7/6/07

Alum Stephen E. Bantly, a K-8 music teacher for the Atwater Elementary School District; is featured. Modesto Bee 7/6/07

Journalism Professor John Burks answers the question, "Where were you during the summer of love?" Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription required) 7/6/07

Associate Professor of History Trevor Getz talks about the Journeys of Reconciliation project, in which high school students from South Africa and Marin county collect oral histories of people who fought for civil rights or against apartheid. KPFA-FM "Living Room" 7/5/07

In this first-person piece, alum Teng Poh Si compares journalism practices in the U.S. and Malaysia. Malaysia Star 7/5/07

Commenting on employers' complaints about the writing skills of new college graduates, Lu Rehling, director of the technical and professional writing program, says "You can't get a quick fix. There isn't a three-step program where all of a sudden you're a great writer." MSNBC 7/4/07

Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null says the death of a Mississippi toddler left in a hot vehicle is the 12th such death nationwide in 2007.

Vicksburg Post 7/4/07

Alum Yan Liu describes how AnewAmerica Community Corp. helped her launch Lireille, a jewelry and art gallery in Oakland. Inside Bay Area 7/4/07

SF State is mentioned as a leading astrobiology institution. East Bay Express 7/4/07

Student Amber Sabathia and her husband C.C. Sabathia, the Cleveland Indians pitcher, talk about how they have customized their Fairfield home. San Francisco Chronicle 7/4/07

This exploration of building and bond campaigns at City College of San Francisco mentions an academic building planned in conjunction with SF State. San Francisco Bay Guardian 7/3/07

Anticipating a Bay Area heat wave, Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null cautions not to leave children, the elderly or pets alone in closed cars where air heats up quickly. San Mateo County Times 7/3/07

Jo Volkert, associate vice president for enrollment management, comments on a proposed bill to close loopholes in the GI bill. One World 7/3/07

A new survey reports that SF State ranks among the top 20 U.S. colleges and universities when it comes to attracting minority students. San Francisco Sentinel 7/1/07; Fog City Journal 7/2/07; SF Gate 7/2/07; CBS5 7/1/07

Asuncion Suren, assistant professor of recreation and leisure studies, helps Millbrae City officials assess what kind of parks and recreation services residents want.

San Mateo County Times 7/2/07

Alum Wise E. Allen has been named interim president of Berkeley City College. Oakland Tribune 7/2/07

Jo Volkert, associate vice president for enrollment planning and management, comments on programs for veterans at SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 7/1/07

History Professor Jules Tygiel's "Ronald Reagan and the Triumph of American Conservatism" is called "marvelous" and "filled with penetrating observations." National Interest 7/1/07

Associate Professor of Journalism Venise Wagner says "The Daily Show " can "just sort of get at the essence of something," without worrying about journalistic balance. Toronto Star 7/1/07


Marlon Hom, professor and chair of Asian-American studies, comments on the "diaolou," or watch towers, near Kaiping in Guangdong, that UNESCO have designated World Heritage Sites. Toronto Globe and Mail 6/30/07

Alum Joanne C. Parrilli, First District Court of Appeal Justice, announces she will retire. Metropolitan News-Enterprise 6/29/07

The state's only on-site prison college program, at San Quentin State Prison, is taught by volunteers from SF State and other colleges and universities. Marin Independent Journal 6/29/07

Rick Houlberg, professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts, comments on the invention of television. CBS5 6/28/07

Alum Michelle Roland is named chief of the state Office of AIDS for the Department of Public Health. Bay Area Reporter 6/28/07

A reader, whose brother was an SF State student, shares memories of the summer of love. Orange County Register 6/27/07

Alum Iliana Rodriguez is named director of the San Mateo County Department of Child Support Services. CBS5 TV 6/27/07

Commenting on Hillary Clinton's run for president, Professor of Political Science Gerard Heather says, "I think its a well-heeled campaign, financially, its an experienced campaign. And there's still a great deal of resonance in the Clinton name and the Clinton administration." CBS5 TV 6/25/07

This feature says the modern waterbed had its genesis in a 1968 student project, the "Incredible Creeping Chair," by Charles P. Hall. Chattanooga Times Free Press 6/25/07

In this letter to the editor, Professor and Chair of Special Education Nicholas Certo praises the paper's "accurate and highly informative article on autism." San Francisco Chronicle 6/24/07

To help address the nursing shortage, Sequoia Hospital partnered with SF State to offer a bachelor's degree program in Redwood City. California Job Journal 6/24/07

In Vallejo, alum Joyce Bacoccina is named principal of Vallejo Charter School, alum Marisa Santoyo named principal for Federal Terrace Elementary. Vallejo Times-Herald 6/24/07

Professor Emeritus William Mason recalls his World War II service on the tiny ships called "Mighty Midgets." Vallejo Times-Herald 6/24/07

In this opinion piece, Professor of Secondary Education Mark Phillips addresses the workload and working conditions that drive teachers out of the profession. Marin Independent Journal 6/23/07

SF State statistics regarding deaths of children left unattended in vehicles are cited. Orlando Sentinel 6/23/07; Hi-Desert Star 6/22/07

A new study says oldest siblings are smartest; based on his family experience, student Rich Ha agrees. San Francisco Chronicle 6/22/07

Katharyn Boyer, assistant professor of biology at the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, comments on a three-year study to identify the most effective way to re-introduce eelgrass to parts of San Francisco Bay. Alameda Sun 6/22/07

Audible traffic signals that give walkers street information have been installed at 19th and Holloway avenues, as part of a pilot project to test the signal technology. San Francisco Examiner 6/21/07

Engineering Lecturer David Calkins says international robotic games encourage scientific education and allow participants to share their passion and knowledge with others. Taipei Times 6/21/07

SF State is among public universities where presidents have pledged not to participate in the "reputational" portion of the U.S. News and World report rankings. Inside Higher Education 6/20/07

Commenting on Jerry Yang's return to the leadership helm of Yahoo, Management Professor John Sullivan says "Jerry won't be able to do much unless he can bring back that entrepreneurial spirit." Wall Street Journal 6/20/07; Moneyweb 6/20/07

Alum Joe Fernekes, a councilman in South San Francisco, announces he will not seek re-election. San Mateo Daily Journal 6/20/07

Read this feature on alum Dave "The Duke" Sholin, who returns to KFRC-FM (106.9) as morning host in July. San Jose Mercury News 6/20/07; San Mateo County Times 6/22/07; Alameda Times-Star 6/22/07

Alum Erica Wentworth, owner of Frisco Pink Plant Place, is featured. Summit (Colo.) Daily News 6/19/07

UC Berkeley alum James Sehr is charged with felony battery in an attack that fractured the skull of SF State student Charles "Chaz" Rochon. San Francisco Chronicle 6/19/07

Two San Mateo County residents who go to SF State took home top honors from the 21st Annual California State University Research Competition in May: undergraduate Natasha Chandiramani of Burlingame and graduate student Nicholle Crowther of Belmont. Oakland Tribune 6/18/07 (third item)

Alum Tom Parker, a teacher at Gold Strike High School in San Andreas, is featured. Stockton Record 6/18/07

Alum Carl Friedman, director of Animal Care and Control in San Francisco, comments on the popularity of dogs in the city. San Francisco Chronicle 6/17/07

Jan Wahl, who was inducted into the SF State Alumni Hall of Fame last month, is about to land her own radio talk show. San Francisco Chronicle 6/17/07

Political Science Lecturer David Lee says that Chinese Americans in San Francisco need answers from San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew about circumstances that have led to investigations of his behavior. San Francisco Chronicle 6/16/07

Alum Trevor Hailey, the "unofficial historian" of the Castro neighborhood who led more than 4,000 tours there before retiring, dies at age 66. San Francisco Chronicle 6/16/07

UC Berkeley advances its plan to convert its Laguna Street Extension, the original home of SF State, into a private development. Berkeley Daily Planet 6/15/07

Alum Leslie Hassberg talks about "A Queer Night at the Opera," a show she wrote and produced. j. 6/15/07

According to SF State statistics, 29 children left unattended in cars died last year and nine have died so far this year. WMAZ TV (Ga.) 6/15/07

Alum David Reber announces his candidacy for the 1st District Board of Supervisors in Sonoma. Sonoma Index-Tribune 6/15/07

Alum Louise Steinman. Director of the ALOUD Series at the Los Angeles Public Library, is featured as one of three Los Angeles women who "have created their own 21st century versions of the salon." Jewish Journal (Los Angeles) 6/15/07

Alum Pam Saylor talks about her volunteer work with Brothers Uplifting Brothers, an HIV/AIDS social service agency and the Northwest Indiana AIDS Memorial Quilt Project. Northwest Indiana Times 6/15/07

Alum Mickey Morey, who played golf when at SF State, wins a spot in the U.S. Senior Open. Lake Oswego Review 6/14/07
Political Science Lecturer David Lee comments on San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew. Orange County Register 6/14/07; KRXI-TV 6/13/07

Engineering Lecturer David Calkins talks about the Internatiional RoboGames that he founded. San Francisco Examiner 6/14/07

The Bay Area Playwrights Festival will feature works by recent SF State alums Christopher Chen and Denize Springer. San Francisco Examiner 6/14/07
The annual Irving M. Klein International String Festival, held last weekend at SF State, is featured. Inside Bay Area 6/14/07
Shorts by SF State film students Patrick Conrad, Angela Park and Daniel Rubin will screen at the Coastside Film Society. Half Moon Bay Review 6/13/07
Cristina Azocar, director of the Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism and an assistant professor of journalism, is elected president of the Native American Journalists Association. Tanasi Journal 6/13/07; Indian Country Today 6/15/07

The student work of three SF State alums is featured at the Prague Quadrennial. San Francisco Chronicle 6/13/07

Alum B.D. Wong says he had a rude awakening about casting when the SF State drama department cast the musical, "Brigadoon," entirely with redheads. Boston Globe 6/13/07

Alum Tommy Lothian says a two-year multimedia program at Cal State East Bay helps extend some of what he learned as a radio and television broadcasting student at SF State. Oroville Mercury-Register 6/12/07

Commenting on how newspapers cover American Indian populations and issues, Assistant Professor of Journalism Cristina Azocar said "We still have a long way to go." Tanasi Journal 6/12/07

Angelica Chang, a Mandarin Chinese immersion teacher at Starr King Elementary School, will receive language and culture training in Beijing this summer, a trip set up in partnership with SF State's Confucius Institute and Beijing Normal University. San Francisco Chronicle 6/12/07

Student Mark Cornelsen is among recipients of a Point Foundation scholarship this year. American Chronicle 6/11/07

Alum Vicki Kemmerer, the Napa County Deputy Agricultural Commissioner, receives the 2007 Hadassah Leadership Award from her local chapter. Vallejo Times-Herald 6/11/07

The SF State Commencement keynote by San Francisco District Attorney Kamala D. Harris is featured in this article on university commencement speeches. The New York Times 6/10/07

Alum Donald Lacy says that his one-man show "Colorstruck" is intended "to get people to talk about race." Hayward Daily Review 6/8/07

Alum José Carlos Diaz, assistant art director of Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts in Miami, discusses the gallery's "Young Generation'' showcase that he curated. Miami Herald 6/8/07

The Shops at Tanforan plan a Japanese garden to remember the location's incarceration experience, to be designed by Isao Ogura and Shigeru Namba, creators of the SF State Garden of Remembrance. Nichi Bei Times 6/7/07

Alum Ken Goldman, a research biologist at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, is featured. Homer (Alaska) News 6/7/07

SF State science students will be among those trained to care for banked stem cells, made possible by $50 million in grants to the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine. Alameda Times-Star 6/6/07; Hayward Daily Review 6/7/07

Journalism Professor John Burks comments on cuts to the SF Chronicle newsroom. PR Week 6/6/07

Alum Susan Smith has been appointed assistant principal at St. Francis Solano Catholic School in Sonoma. Sonoma Index-Tribune 6/6/07

The letter-writer says she witnessed anti-American, anti-Israel events at SF State, where she taught. Alameda Times-Star 6/4/07

Senior Research Scientist Wim Kimmerer says that during the last 40 years, the median date for peak Sierra snowmelt runoff has moved two weeks earlier. Inside Bay Area 6/4/07; Alameda Times-Star 6/4/07

Alum Gail Raabe, agricultural commissioner and sealer of weights and measures for San Mateo County, is featured. San Mateo Daily Journal 6/4/07

A 40-year retrospective of alum and abstract painter Mary Heilmann's work is on view at the Orange County Museum of Art. Orange County Register 6/3/07

Student Rachel Kesel talks about her one-year pledge not to buy anything new. The Guardian 6/3/07

Filmmaker Arthur Dong is named 2007 Alumnus of the Year at SF State. Asian Week 6/1/07

A Vietnamese language course for Vietnamese students at SF State and SF City College began in Hanoi on Wednesday. The Saigon Times 6/1/07; Viet Nam News 5/31/07


Toby Garfield is named director of the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies. Marin Independent Journal 5/31/07

Professor Emerita Jan Randall, a behavioral ecologist, comments on research suggesting that elephants communicate through ground vibrations. Science Now 5/31/07

SF State and SF City College have been awarded a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for Improvement of Post Secondary Education to develop a curriculum for the Metropolitan Health Academy, a model program designed to help minority students pursue careers in the community health industry. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 5/31/07

Creative Writing Professor Paul Hoover is curator of the de Young Museum's New Poetry Series. San Francisco Chronicle 5/31/07

Alum Patrick H. Perrine has founded MyPartnerPerfect.com, which "claims to be the first and only dating service with a compatibility system specifically designed for gay men." Bay Area Reporter 5/31/07

Arthur Dong is named 2007 Alumnus of the Year at SF State. Bay Area Reporter 5/31/07

Alum Russel Stolins says the more than 40 books of technology instruction he has written "are an extension of my love of teaching." Santa Fe New Mexican 5/30/07

Jeeti Singh, College of Creative Arts hood recipient, talks about her paintings' focus on the media's portrayal of young girls. Oakland Tribune 5/30/07; Hayward Daily Review 5/30/07; Fremont Argus 5/30/07; San Mateo County Times 5/30/07

Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Debra Fischer is among a team of astronomers reporting the discovery of 28 new planets. San Francisco Chronicle 5/29/07; San Jose Mercury News 5/29/07; Phoenix Business Journal 5/28/07

In this feature on the Haight-Ashbury, alum Sarah Thibault talks about her time there, entering drug rehab and eventually graduating with a degree in anthropology and holistic health. Los Angeles Times 5/29/07

Commenting on State Sen. Carole Migden, Professor Emeritus Rich DeLeon says, "There is a tradition of political leadership out of San Francisco that is hard as nails, and she certainly fits that mold, no question about it." Contra Costa Times 5/29/07; San Mateo County Times 5/29/07

Controversial San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew is an SF State alum. San Francisco Chronicle 5/29/07

Professor of Communication Studies Joseph Tuman comments on using social networking Web sites for political campaigning. American Public Media's Marketplace 5/28/07

Alum "Fat" Mike Burkett, punk rocker and founder of PunkVoter, is featured. San Francisco Chronicle 5/28/07

Alum Charles Hall's invention of the first commercially successful water, the "Pleasure Pit," is cited. Stockton Record 5/28/07

Alum David Spivack, senior character animator for "Shrek 3," is profiled. Daily News Tribune (Waltham, Mass.) 5/28/07

Alum Danny Glover, actor and activist, is featured. San Francisco Chronicle 5/27/07

Alum Bill Owens and his critically acclaimed photographic study of suburban California, "Suburbia," are featured. Hayward Daily Review 5/25/07

Alum Dina Ruiz Eastwood, who gave the commencement keynote at Ohlone College, is featured. Fremont Argus 5/25/07

Former student Michelle DeYoung, an opera singer described as "among a new generation of gifted mezzos," is featured. Cincinnati Enquirer 5/25/07

Alum Gwen Chan, interim superintendent of schools in San Francisco, is reportedly ready to announce she is not a candidate for the permanent position. San Francisco Chronicle 5/23/07

Student Teena Merlan gives her opinion on the first oral contraceptive designed to be taken daily and stop menstruation indefinitely. San Francisco Chronicle 5/23/07

In this opinion piece, the writer says she will be attending her daughter's graduation from SF State this weekend. Arizona Daily Star 5/23/07

Alum Roy DeForest, "a founding member of the 'California funk' art movement," dies at age 77. Sacramento Bee 5/22/07; San Francisco Chronicle 5/23/07; Los Angeles Times 5/24/07

The man suspected of killing alum Linda Shulman 21 years ago is found dead of an apparent overdose. Los Angeles Times 5/22/07; Press-Enterprise 5/21/07

The Oakland Tribune reports it is working with journalism students at SF State and UC Berkeley to help cover subjects of particular interest to their generation. Mercury-Register (Oroville) 5/22/07

Alum Jay Narayan, now retired from his clinical laboratory director position at the Seton Medical Center, is featured. Fiji Times 5/22/07

Commenting on "The Daily Show with John Stewart," Associate Professor of Journalism Venise Wagner says to qualify as "journalism," the program would have to follow a set of standards that includes verification, accuracy and balance. American Journalism Review April/May 2007

Russell Jeung, assistant professor of Asian American studies, comments on the appeal to Asian Americans of Evangelical Christianity. San Francisco Chronicle 5/21/07

Dan Gonzales, associate professor of Asian-American studies, comments on a wave of Filipino immigration to the U.S. in the 1930s. Contra Costa Times 5/21/07

David Lee, lecturer in political science, comments on controversial San Francisco supervisor Ed Jew. San Francisco Chronicle 5/20/07

Joe Tuman, professor of communication studies, comments on the challenges Rep. Mary Bono faces in expressing opinions that align with President Bush. The Desert Sun (Palm Springs) 5/20/07

Actor Peter Coyote, who came to San Francisco to study creative writing at SF State, shares memories of the "Summer of Love." San Francisco Chronicle 5/20/07

An animation short by SF State student Sean Christensen goes to the 60th Annual Cannes Film Festival. San Francisco Chronicle 5/18/07 (4th item)

Yumi Wilson, assistant professor of journalism, comments on the pending sale of the East Bay Express. San Francisco Chronicle 5/18/07

In this opinion piece, political science Lecturer Blake Respini says "a critical component for Indonesia's democratic future involves recognition of the special role of Islam in the state." Jakarta Post 5/18/07

Davis school district trustee Sheila Allen says she has heard there were very nearly zero African-American graduates with teaching credentials this year at SF State. Davis Enterprise 5/18/07

In this letter to the editor, Associate Professor of International Relations Jean-Mark Blanchard says "A balanced mix of tactics from the international community will help China to lessen its contribution to climate change." Financial Times 5/17/07

Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman comments on candidates using social networking sites to reach younger voters. American Public Media's Marketplace 5/17/07

Alum Javad Zarif, Iran's envoy to the United Nations, is featured. International Herald Tribune 5/17/07

The East Bay College Fund program, which awards scholarships at SF State and other universities, is featured. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 5/17/07

Professor of Theatre Arts Carlos Baron and his play play "Poeta Pan" are featured. KQED's Spark 5/16/07

An animated film by student Sean Christensen, "Ignorance is Bliss," will be screened at this year's Cannes Film Festival. San Francisco Sentinel 5/16/07; KRXI News 5/15/07; ABC 7 News 5/15/07; NBC 11 News 5/15/07; CBS 5 News 5/15/07; KTVU News 5/15/07

The San Mateo County Coroner's Office identified the student who collapsed on campus and later died at Seton Medical Center as 33-year-old Peter John Mai of Pacifica. San Jose Mercury News 5/16/07; CBS 5 News 5/15/07; SF Gate 5/16/07

In this opinion piece, alum Danny Glover's refusal to speak at UC Berkeley's commencement is cited as an example of the campus being "down on its luck lately." Los Angeles Times 5/16/07

SF State is among the universities where winners of East Bay College Fund scholarships are enrolled. East Bay Express 5/16/07

The inaugural winners of the Outstanding Mid-Career Novelists Prize, established by Professor Emeritus James Duggins to "reward, recognize and promote LGBT mid-career novelists of extraordinary talent and service to the community," are announced. Library Journal 5/16/07

An SF State student who collapsed on campus is pronounced dead at Seton Medical Center. San Francisco Examiner 5/15/07; KTVU 2 News 5/15/07; ABC 7 News 5/15/07; NBC 11 News 5/15/07

Professor Emeritus Rich DeLeon comments on the likelihood of a progressive challenge to San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom. San Francisco Chronicle 5/15/07

James Quesada, associate professor and chair of anthropology, discusses the conditions of San Francisco Latino day laborers. KALW's City Visions 5/14/07

Alum Kent Nagano, "quintessential Northern California conductor," is reviewed. Sacramento Bee 5/14/07

Alums Martin Benson and David Emmes of South Coast Repertory are teaming up with alum Daniel Sullivan, the Tony-winning director, to produce a run of "Hamlet." Orange County Business Journal 5/14/07 (last item, free registration required)

Alum Tom Neary, a detective with the South San Francisco Police Department and sketch artist, is profiled. San Mateo Daily Journal 5/14/07

Filmmaker Daniel Golding, an SF State alum, says filmmaking "allows me to tell stories that are relevant to my and other native people's situations." Yuma (Ariz.) Sun 5/13/07

Associate Professor of Economics Phillip King presented his findings on the effects of Wal-Mart on a community at a meeting of the Stockton Planning Commission. The (Stockton) Record 5/11/07

An SF Sate student remains under medical care after sustaining injuries in a fight. Berkeley Daily Planet 5/11/07

Alum Kevin Wickersham has been appointed principal of Avery Middle School in Calaveras County, Calif. Union Democrat 5/10/07

Five SF State students are among the 24 journalism students selected by the Asian American Journalists Association to participate in its 2007 Convention Student Multimedia Project. Asian American Press 5/10/07

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in the College of Extended Learning receives a $1 million grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation. CBS 5 5/10/07

Professor Emeritus John DeCecco, who taught the popular class "Variations in Human Sexuality," is featured. San Francisco Chronicle 5/10/07

Faculty members at SFSU and throughout the CSU system have "voted overwhelmingly" to approve a new four-year contract. San Francisco Chronicle 5/8/07

Alum Ronnie Schell, who voiced the cartoon character Peter Puck to help promote NBC's NHL Game of the Week, is featured. Oakland Tribune 5/7/07

SF State's Institute for Next Generation Internet hosts a virtual meeting of French and American students learning digital video techniques, meant "to illuminate the digital world of art." San Francisco Chronicle 5/7/07

Nona Caspers, assistant professor of creative writing, shares her list of favorite places in San Francisco. San Francisco Chronicle 5/6/07

Eric Mar, lecturer in Asian American studies, comments on the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act. San Francisco Chronicle 5/6/07

Alum Nancy Ely oversaw this year's Wood Museum of History installation at Alameda's new Main Library. Oakland Tribune 5/5/07

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom announces a partnership with the College of Ethnic Studies to provide research assistance and analysis to support citywide efforts to attract and retain African-American residents and businesses. San Francisco Sentinel 5/4/07

Austin Long-Scott, associate professor of journalism, comments on the profession's obligation to probe the past of the truck driver responsible for the East Bay freeway accident. Oakland Tribune 5/4/07; Mercury Register (Oroville) 5/4/07; Contra Costa Times 5/4/07

In this opinion piece, Biology Lecturer S. Jonathan Stern calls for legislation and actions against renewed threats to whales. San Francisco Chronicle 5/3/07

Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman comments on the upcoming debate among Republican presidential hopefuls. Seattle Times 5/3/07

Alum Terry Riley, whose composition "In C" is called "the first classic of minimalism in music," is featured. The Irish Times 5/3/07 (subscription required)

Alum Ned Rosenbrook was promoted to lieutenant with the Roseville Police Department. Roseville Press Tribune 5/2/07

Alum Alberto Solorzano is named principal of Cesar Chavez Middle School in Union City. The (Fremont) Argus 5/2/07

This letter to the editor notes that SF State students protested fee hikes shortly before the legislature voted for prison expansion; "Californians want investments in education and human needs, not incarceration." San Francisco Chronicle 5/2/07

Professor of Art Whitney Chadwick discusses the life and work of Pablo Picasso and his impact on American art. KQED-FM's "Forum" 5/1/07

Alum Danny Glover says that as a student at SF State, his goal was to be an economist and work in Tanzania. San Francisco Chronicle 5/1/07 (last item)

On hand for honoring actor Sam Rockwell at the San Francisco International Film Festival was his cousin, SF State senior Aaron Rockwell. San Francisco Chronicle 5/1/07

Alum Danny Glover announced he will not speak at next week's University of California, Berkeley, graduation unless the university's labor dispute with custodians is resolved. Inside Bay Area 5/1/07


Matt Lee, associate professor of kinesiology, comments on the efficacy of a new muscle-toning machine. Inside Bay Area 4/30/07

Debra Fischer, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, discusses developments in astronomy including a planet that might be capable of sustaining life. KQED Forum 4/30/07

SF State's micromouse robot was among the competitors in the maze time trials at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Micromouse Competition. Chico Enterprise-Record 4/29/07

Melissa Camacho, assistant professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts, comments on whether the television show "Grey's Anatomy" has a feminist perspective. The (Vacaville) Reporter 4/29/07

Alum Ron Turner, founder of Last Gasp, "one of the largest and oldest publishers of underground comic books in the world," is featured. San Francisco Chronicle 4/29/07

English Lecturer David Gill comments on Philip K. Dick's stature as the most adapted science-fiction author in film. Toronto Star 4/29/07

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $512,142 to SF State for its Minority Access to Research Careers Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research program. CBS 5 4/29/07

Alum Margo Candela and her debut novel, "Underneath It All," are featured. El Paso Times 4/28/07

Caitlyn Ryan, director of the Family Acceptance Project, discusses the challenges that face transgender children. ABC News, 20/20 4/27/07

Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null comments on preventing heat-related deaths in parked automobiles. San Antonio Express 4/27/07

Andrei Tsygankov, assistant professor of political science and international relations, provides analysis and predictions regarding the successor to Russia President Vladimir Putin. Russia Profile 4/27/07

In this feature, filmmaker George Lucas says he was close to attending SF State as an anthropology major. San Francisco Chronicle 4/27/07

Chris McCarthy, adjunct professor of physics and astronomy, comments on the discovery of a planet outside our solar system with Earth-like qualities. Globe and Mail (Toronto) 4/25/07

A study from SF State reveals that "transgender children who are pressured to conform to gender norms are almost four times as likely to attempt suicide and use illegal drugs, and twice as likely to become HIV-positive;" Barbara Walters explores the issue this Friday on 20/20. Advocate 4/25/07

Kerry and Gian Fiero, who teach in the music and recording industry program in the College of Extended Learning, are featured. Alameda Times-Star 4/25/07

Woodworker Robert Erickson says he discovered woodworking while spending a summer at SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 4/25/07

Walkouts are planned at CSU campuses, including SF State, to protest a proposed student fee increase. CBS 5 4/24/07 (7th item); KCBS-FM 4/24/07

Geoff Marcy, adjunct professor of physics and astronomy, comments on the discovery of a planet that could support life. San Francisco Chronicle 4/24/07

Alum Edward "Ned" Rosenbrook has been promoted to police lieutenant on the Roseville, Calif. force. Roseville & Rocklin Today 4/24/07

The Federal Trade Commission will hold a public hearing concerning the practice of issuing rebate offers at the Downtown Campus facilities on Friday. ABC 7 4/23/07
Associate Professor of Health Education John Elia comments on the stigma facing couples with separate bedrooms. CBS News 4/23/07

Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung says, "There have been a lot of cases where Buddhists face community hostility, so you find them building temples way out in the boonies." International Herald Tribune 4/22/07; The Detroit News 5/11/07

In this article on the money-saving benefits of starting higher education at a city college, SF State is cited as a "transfer favorite" of City College of San Francisco. The New York Times 4/22/07 (page 4)

Creative writing faculty Michelle Carter, Brian Thorstenson and Maxine Chernoff comment on the challenges of dealing with gruesome student writing. Salon 4/20/07

Alum Geri Rohlff is one of five teachers nationwide named to the National Teachers Hall of Fame this year. Tacoma News Tribune 4/20/07

Alum Pauline Oliveros, avant-garde composer and musician, is featured. Houston Chronicle 4/20/07

The San Francisco Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board voted in favor of landmark designation for the UC Berkeley Extension Laguna Street Campus, a former home of SF State. Berkeley Daily Planet 4/20/07

Associate Professor of Counseling Alvin Alvarez cautions that the actions of Cho Seung-Hui, a Korean American, are not representative of his race or culture but rather of mental illness. San Francisco Chronicle 4/20/07

Alums Jason Boyce and Dan Gitlin team up for their third Iron Filmmaker Contest, sponsored by the Livermore Chamber of Commerce, for which they took second place last year. Tri-Valley Herald 4/20/07

Banker Jim Woolwine has been elected to chair the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce board in 2008, to succeed President Robert A. Corrigan, who is completing a second year as chair. San Francisco Business Times 4/19/07

Commenting on news outlets' decision to air Cho Seung-Hui's "multimedia manifesto," Professor of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Miriam Smith says, "We do want to know what happened and why it happened and how to prevent it from happening in the future." Contra Costa Times 4/19/07

Willie Mullins, counseling center clinical director, comments on reactions to the Virginia Tech tragedy. CBS 5 4/19/07

Sociology Professor Andreanna Clay believes that students' familiarity with hip-hop could make teaching courses on it difficult because students "don't want to think about it critically." Arizona Republic 4/18/07

A $100,000 gift to SF State to create the Louie Loy and Leong Shee Memorial Scholarship is mentioned. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 4/19/07

SF State's women's sailing challenge will raise funds for the Tall Ship Education Academy. CBS 5 4/19/07

Student Casey Myers attended a service in honor of the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre held at Stanford Memorial Church. Palo Alto Weekly 4/18/07; San Jose Mercury News 4/19/07; The Courier News 4/19/07; Palo Alto Daily News 4/19/07

Student James Lee, co-president of the Korean Student Association at SF State, comments on the Virginia Tech massacre and perceptions of Korean Americans. San Francisco Chronicle 4/19/07

Luna Stage is ending its 2006-07 season with the world premiere of "Little Beasts" by alum Jeanne Marshall, Luna's playwright-in-residence. The Montclair Times 4/18/07

Alum Mike Relm, "the world's first multijock," is featured. Baltimore City Paper 4/18/07

"Up and coming opera star" Angela Cadelago, an SF State alum, will be the guest performer at a concert to benefit the Carmelite Monastery in Oakville. Napa Valley Register 4/18/07

Alum Clarice Turner has been appointed president and chief operating officer of Papa Murphy's International, "the world's largest and fastest-growing take-and-bake pizza chain." Portland Business Journal 4/17/07; The Oregonian 4/19/07

Students Vanessa Molina, Lindsay Rasten and Linh Tran talk about the latest fashion trend -- a revival of '80s stylings. San Leandro Times 4/17/07

A juvenile gray whale recently has been spotted near the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies. San Francisco Chronicle 4/17/07

Student Carolyn Westbrook says she thinks SF State's security measures are working: "We have people at the front desks all the time, we have a swipe system so you have to be living in the building to get in." ABC 7 4/16/07

SF State will examine new methods of alerting students of dangers on campus in the wake of the Virginia Tech tragedy. NBC 11 4/16/07

History Professor Jules Tygiel's "wonderfully detailed book of baseball's integration," titled "Baseball's Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy," is cited. Oakland Tribune 4/16/07

Read part two of this interview with Jacob Needleman, professor of philosophy, on his new book "Why Can't We Be Good?" SF Gate 4/16/07

Read this piece on encountering a soldier headed to Iraq, by Associate Professor of Creative Writing Toni Mirosevich. San Francisco Chronicle Magazine 4/15/07

For reading about baseball history and Jackie Robinson, "the best book on Robinson and the integration of baseball remains San Francisco State University history professor Jules Tygiel's "Baseball's Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy." Sacramento Bee 4/15/07 (free registration required)

In this letter to the editor, graduate student Cynthia Batt talks about the merits of Spargo, a Place for Men, the "first full-service salon and spa in San Francisco for men," which she founded. San Francisco Chronicle 4/15/07

Student Sonya Herrera comments on offensive language in news and entertainment media. San Francisco Chronicle 4/15/07

Alum Delroy Lindo "has bridged the theatrical gap" with his directoral debut of "Blue Door" at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Hayward Daily Review 4/15/07

The College of San Mateo is reconsidering its on-campus smoking policies, noting that Skyline, Foothill, and De Anza community colleges and SF State have restrictions more strict than state law in place. San Mateo County Times 4/14/07

Alum Dan Yee is inducted into the athletic hall of fame at George Washington High School. Asian Week 4/13/07

Alum Glenn Havlan directs the San Francisco Free Civic Theatre production of "Judgment at Nuremberg" now running at the Randall Museum Theatre. j. 4/13/07

President Robert A. Corrigan is cited as an example of a campus chief executive who has "survived well past the average tenure in the job, 8.5 years." Chronicle of Higher Education 4/13/07 (subscription required)

Assistant Professor of Astronomy Debra Fischer, who with her collaborators has "so far discovered more than 130 planets orbiting stars other than the sun," describes her process of searching for extrasolar planets. New York Sun 4/12/07

Alum Joseph Haberer talks about his rescue from Nazi Germany and transport to England through the "Kindertransport" humanitarian effort. Carroll County (Ind.) Comet 4/11/07

Alum Geoffrey Luce, a kindergarten teacher at Vannoy Elementary, is featured. (second item) Contra Costa Times 4/11/07

Police have arrested the alleged killer of a man who tried to stop a robbery outside a party hosted by wrestling team members in 2005. San Francisco Chronicle 4/11/07

Professor and Chair of Journalism Erna Smith comments on racist remarks made by radio personality Don Imus. San Antonio News-Express 4/9/07

Alum James Porter is appointed public works director for San Mateo County. CBS 5 4/10/07


Robert Smith, professor of political science, characterizes the progress of Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums' first 100 days of office as "incremental." San Francisco Chronicle 4/10/07

Assistant Professor of Journalism Yumi Wilson comments on the story of a husband and wife who survived a cougar attack. Sacramento Bee 4/10/07; Monterey County Herald 4/9/07; Belleville News-Democrat 4/9/07; Columbus Ledger-Enquirer 4/9/07; San Luis Obispo Tribune 4/9/07; Bradenton Herald 4/9/07; The Myrtle Beach Sun News 4/9/07

Alum Mira Shelub discusses her time as a Jewish freedom fighter in Poland during WWII. San Francisco Chronicle 4/10/07

A study by Gil Herdt, director of the National Sexuality Resource Center, and others focuses on how the lack of a right to have a legal marriage affects same-sex couples. 365gay.com 4/9/07

The SF State student involved in the New Year's Eve Yale beatings case pleads not guilty. San Francisco Chronicle 4/9/07

Jules Tygiel, professor of history, comments on what Jackie Robinson would think of the current state of Major League Baseball. ESPN.com 4/9/07; KABC-TV 4/9/07; WPVI-TV 4/9/07; KTRK-TV 4/9/07; WLS-TV 4/9/07; WTVD-TV 4/9/07; KFSN-TV 4/9/07; WABC-TV 4/9/07; WJRT-TV 4/9/07

Read this interview with Jacob Needleman, professor of philosophy, on his new book "Why Can't We Be Good?" SF Gate 4/9/07

An SF State study on the priorities of San Francisco families is cited in this opinion piece on how to keep "urbanist" families from leaving the city. San Francisco Chronicle 4/8/07

Alum James Delgado discusses his exploration of the Titanic shipwreck. Winona Daily News 4/8/07

Emeritus professor James Duggins is providing grants to winners of an award for LGBT mid-career novelists. The Advocate 4/7/07

SF State mentioned as one of several partners in a proposed new science and technology high school at Mission Bay in San Francisco. San Francisco Examiner 4/7/07

Alum Matthew Zito is named principal of Menlo-Atherton High School. San Mateo Daily Journal 4/6/07

At the San Francisco Public Library's dual celebration of poetry month and the opening of baseball season, Professor of History Jules Tygiel's baseball limericks "had the crowd in hysterics." Oakland Tribune 4/6/07; Alameda Times-Star 4/6/07

Management Lecturer Will Weinstein comments on alleged contract improprieties at City College of San Francisco. San Francisco Chronicle 4/6/07

Tony-nominated director Barbara Damashek, assistant professor of theatre arts, directs "Private Jokes, Public Places," playing at Berkeley's Aurora Theatre. Broadway World 4/5/07

Melissa Camacho, assistant professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts, comments on media coverage of an immigration raid story. CBS 5 4/4/07

This columnist refers to Professor Emeritus Eric Solomon's discussion about baseball on KQED-FM's "Forum." San Jose Mercury News 4/5/07

Eric Solomon, professor emeritus of English, discusses the upcoming baseball season. KQED-FM 4/3/07

Alum Lisa Barker chronicles with humor her role as parent and homemaker in her weekly column for The Salinas Californian. Californian 4/3/07

Wheelchairs structured on designs provided by WhirlWind Wheelchair International at SF State are planned for delivery to India. The Telegraph (Calcultta, India) 4/2/07

Professor Emeritus of Political Science Rich DeLeon comments on Assemblyman Mark Leno's decision to challenge Democratic state Sen. Carole Migden. Sacramento Bee 4/1/07

Caitlyn Ryan, director of adolescent health initiatives, says "There were never historically any positive role models for LGBT young people." International Herald Tribune 4/2/07; San Diego Union-Tribune 4/2/07; CBS News 4/2/07; The Guardian (U.K.) 4/2/07; ABC News 4/2/07; Houston Chronicle 4/2/07; New York Newsday 4/2/07; Los Angeles Times 4/2/07; Kansas City Star 4/2/07; San Jose Mercury News 4/2/07; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 4/2/07; The Advocate 4/2/07; Forbes 4/2/07; Fox News 4/2/07; WKRN 4/2/07; Casper Star Tribune (Wyo.) 4/2/07; WJLA 4/2/07; Wilmington Morning Star 4/2/07; Sarasota Herald-Tribune 4/2/07; Carlisle Sentinel (Penn.) 4/2/07; Journal Gazette and Times (Ill.) 4/2/07; Bismarck Tribune (N.D.) 4/2/07; Twin Falls Times-Times 4/2/07; Howell Times and Transcript (Utah) 4/2/07; Akron Farm Report 4/2/07; SF Gate 4/2/07; Meadow Free Press (Idaho) 4/2/07; Raleigh News and Observer 4/2/07; Denver Post 4/2/07; Durham Herald Sun 4/2/07; Belleville News-Democrat 4/2/07; Bradenton Herald 4/2/07; Lompoc Record 4/2/07; Central Florida News 4/2/07; Inland Valley Daily Bulletin 4/1/07; 365Gay.com 4/1/07; Napa Valley Register 4/1/07; (and other Associated Press outlets nationwide)

Melissa Camacho, assistant professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts, says ""We're a public that demands more connection with our political leaders. Debates don't do that, not in the way they're structured." San Jose Mercury News 4/2/07; Tri-Valley Herald 4/2/07

Alum Evan Peter, creative director of Visual Resource, is featured. San Francisco Examiner 4/2/07

Read Professor of History Jules Tygiel's review of "Dreaming Baseball" by James T. Farrell. Los Angeles Times 4/1/07

Management Professor John Sullivan says most interviews are as valuable as Ouija boards in measuring whether a person will be good on the job. San Jose Mercury News 4/1/07


Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman comments on a Public Policy Institute of California poll that says Californians believe tough economic times are ahead. KCBS-AM 3/29/07

Alums Soe Bin Ang and Yunita Gouw are the couple behind the "vibrant cooking" at San Francisco's Borobudur restaurant. San Francisco Examiner 3/29/07

Student Anne Simmons shares her reactions to an SF Chronicle story about graduates of Tucson's Mountain View High School who have died in the military. SF Gate 3/28/07

Professor of Political Science Robert C. Smith comments on the state of Maryland's apology for its role in slavery. Baltimore Sun 3/27/07

Several faculty comment on contract negotiations between CSU and the faculty union. Inside Bay Area 3/27/07

Commenting on a surge in citizenship applications, Assistant Professor of Raza Studies Belinda Reyes says, "These spikes of interest in naturalization counter the notions of middle-Americans who think Latinos do not want to integrate." Christian Science Monitor 3/26/07

The new Liwanag Kultural Center for Filipino youth in Daly City plans to offer tutoring by SF State students. San Mateo County Times 3/26/07

Student Justin Mott won the student photographer of the year award from the San Francisco Bay Area Press Photographers Association. Lompoc Record 3/26/07; SF Gate 3/25/07

Alum John Meehan, founder and executive director of Groceries for Seniors, wins a Jefferson Award for making a difference in his community. San Francisco Chronicle 3/25/07

Dance Professor Albirda Rose teaches a class at the new Liberation University in Oakland. Alameda Times-Star 3/25/07

Alum Warren Franklin, "who helped George Lucas start his digital film empire in the '80s," is now chief executive officer of Rainmaker, a Vancouver visual-effects production company. San Francisco Chronicle 3/25/07

Speaking at a forum on "Moving Forward in Iraq," Assistant Professor of History Maziar Behrooz said, "There is no good solution, and there is no military solution to the occupation. Just pulling out is not a solution." Contra Costa Times 3/23/07

"Renowned landscape artists" Isao Ogura and Shigeru Namba, who created the Garden of Remembrance at SF State, have been selected to create a commemorative garden near the site of the Tanforan Racetrack in San Bruno, where nearly 8,000 San Francisco Bay Area Japanese Americans were first evacuated during World War II. Nichi Bei Times 3/22/07

In this editorial urging CSU and CFA to come to terms on a faculty contract, President Robert Corrigan is quoted as describing the standoff as "the most painful and divisive faculty collective-bargaining process I have seen in my 19 years." San Francisco Chronicle 3/22/07

Students and faculty comment on a potential strike by members of the California Faculty Association. San Mateo County Times 3/22/07

In this letter to the editor, the writer contends that a "screaming mob [is] present any time a few conservatives attempt to set up a table and express their political views" at SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 3/22/07

Alum Pasit Raviruchiphun's new restaurant in Dublin, Singapore Old Time Café, is called "extraordinary" in this review. Contra Costa Times 3/22/07

Retired activist and minister Paul Louie has donated $100,000 to establish a scholarship to allow economically disadvantaged students to attend SF State. CBS 5 3/21/07

Bay Area campuses that could be affected if faculty from the California State University strike include San Jose State, San Francisco State, Sonoma State and Cal State East Bay. NBC 11 3/21/07

A Bay Area couple that's taking turns cycling the planet to draw attention to love, not war, will donate portions of related earnings to such nonprofits as Whirlwind Wheelchair International at SF State. San Francisco Examiner 3/21/07

On a video conference formalizing Toronto's inclusion in San Francisco's Digital City Network, Institute for Next Generation Internet Director Joaquin Alvarado says, "You've got to make it easy for people to be connected." Toronto Globe and Mail 3/21/07; CNS Magazine 3/21/07

An SF State student apartment is transformed into a model for eco-friendly living. NBC 11 3/20/07

Rep. Tom Lantos, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs panel who "taught economics for three decades at San Francisco State University," is featured. Los Angeles Times 3/21/07 (free registration required)

A review board has found no violations of university rules in an incident in which College Republicans stepped on the flags of Hamas and Hezbollah; President Corrigan says that there was value in letting the campus proceedings run their course and that the fact that no violations were found reaffirmed "the primacy of our commitment to free speech, even when it is uncomfortable for some." Inside Higher Ed 3/21/07

Eight former athletes to be inducted into the SF State Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday night. San Francisco Chronicle 3/21/07; San Francisco Examiner 3/23/07

Professor of Music Dee Spencer, commenting on a 17-year-old saxophone player, says, "He's so bold and daring in his approach to improvisation. I never know what he's going to do." San Jose Mercury News 3/21/07

Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies Kenneth Monteiro comments on the difficulty of drafting legislation in a state that has "representation from almost all of the world's cultures." Contra Costa Times 3/21/07

The University's planned performing arts center and arts educational facility is seeded by a $10 million donation from Manny Mashouf, an alumnus and founder of Bebe stores. Santa Rosa Press Democrat 3/19/07 

Read this piece, "Lament for Hollis Osgood," by Peter Orner, assistant professor of creative writing. San Francisco Chronicle 3/18/07  
Marc Dollinger, Goldman Chair in Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility, is named to the California Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission for Civil Rights. j. 3/16/07

This editorial about a proposed mural for the Cesar Chavez Student Center says "students -- and Corrigan -- must keep talking until they figure this out." San Francisco Chronicle 3/20/07

Commenting on documentaries about the war in Iraq, Cinema Professor and Chair Stephen Ujlaki says, "What you will see are more films that talk about betrayal -- how the government betrayed its own people in many ways." San Francisco Chronicle 3/19/07

When journalists have relationships with politicians they are covering, Professor of Communication Studies Joseph Tuman says, "I think at the minimum you should state the relationship in each report, and then think about recusing yourself entirely." Los Angeles Times 3/19/07 (free registration required)

Among the damage caused by a Bay Area earthquake 50 years ago: "Nearly all the windows shattered at the brand-new library at San Francisco State College, out by Lake Merced." San Francisco Chronicle 3/19/07

Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null comments on the death of a child left unattended in a vehicle. The Honolulu Advertiser 3/19/07

Student Leigh Wolf, one of "a smattering of counter-protesters" at a San Francisco anti-war march, says, "This is a war we can still win." Napa Valley Register 3/19/07; Journal Gazette and Times-Courier 3/19/07; San Mateo Daily Journal 3/20/07

Alum Sara Zarr, author of "Story of a Girl," is featured. Deseret News 3/18/07

Commenting on Illinois Sen. Barack Obama's first Bay Area rally, student Katharine Crozier says, "I'm really inspired by him." The New York Sun 3/18/07; Boston Herald 3/18/07

Student Travis Simpson says of Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, "I feel like there's a certain honesty. He doesn't come from my parents' generation." Ventura County Star 3/18/07; SF Gate 3/17/07

Read this review by David Hellman, Library collection development coordinator, of "The Happiest Man in the World." San Francisco Chronicle 3/18/07

Deborah Tolman, professor of human sexuality studies, takes issue with the book, "Unhooked: How Young Women Pursue Love, Delay Love, and Lose at Both." ABC Nightline 3/16/07

San Francisco police report "a rash of burglaries in the Park Merced area. ... Ninety percent of the burglaries have been in apartments where the doors were left unlocked." CBS 5 3/16/07

SF State is among universities and colleges using MySpace to connect with prospective students. Chronicle of Higher Education 3/16/07 (subscription required)

In this article on increases in health and safety violations at U.S. colleges and universities over the past decade, SF State is reported to have had 8 violations in ten years. Chronicle of Higher Education 3/16/07 (subscription required)

David Selvin, who "helped form the labor studies program at San Francisco State University and won legislative funding to create the university's Labor Archives and Research Center," dies at age 93. San Francisco Chronicle 3/15/07

Philosophy Professor Jacob Needleman addresses the topic of his new book, "Why Can't We Be Good?" KQED Forum 3/14/07

Alum Laura Alvarenga, San Rafael City Schools Superintendent, announces she will retire effective July 1. Marin Independent Journal 3/14/07

President Corrigan and faculty union chapter president Linda Ellis comment on CSU faculty contract negotiations. San Francisco Chronicle 3/13/07

Management Professor John Sullivan comments on the increasing practice of companies using online assessments in their hiring. Kansas City Star 3/13/07; Monterey County Herald 3/14/07; Waterbury Republican American 3/19/07; Wilmington (N.C.) Star-News 3/18/07

Alum Diane DeLonzor discusses her book on punctuality. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 3/13/07

SF State faculty are among the CSU faculty who are participating this week in a strike vote. Central Valley Business Times 3/13/07

Students comment on safety at the intersection of 19th and Holloway. San Francisco Examiner 3/12/07

San Francisco State is one of eight CSU campuses that uses a "distinct city title" for its campus. San Francisco Chronicle 3/12/07

A benefit is planned for student and radio personality Irene McGee who lost most of her possessions in an apartment fire. San Francisco Chronicle 3/11/07

A series of Women's History Month events are being held at SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 3/11/07

Alum Danny Glover is profiled. Los Angeles Times 3/11/07; Arizona Republic 3/13/07

Susan Zieff, associate professor of kinesiology, says that the physical actions used to play games with the Nintendo Wii and other electronic gaming systems are no substitute for a real workout. The Economist 3/10/07 (subscription required)

Gator wrestlers Ken Packard and Will Simmons are preparing for the NCAA Division II National Championships. San Francisco Examiner 3/9/07

Jan Null, adjunct professor of meteorology, says, "This El Niño has been very interesting because it's what some would call atypical." San Jose Mercury News 3/9/07

One of the two San Franciscans charged in the New Year's Eve Yale singing group case is an SF State student. San Francisco Chronicle 3/9/07

Phil Klasky, lecturer of American Indian studies, discusses the repatriation of ethnographer Guy Tyler's recordings of songs, stories and languages of more than 50 American Indian tribes. KALW-FM 3/8/07

Assistant Professor of Management Mitchell Marks says former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan's comments regarding a recession could be "driven by fear of obsolescence." San Francisco Chronicle 3/8/07

Read this feature about alum Josh Wolf, the blogger jailed for "refusing to turn over a videotape he shot of a violent San Francisco demonstration against a Group of Eight summit meeting." Washington Post 3/8/07; MSNBC 3/7/07; Concord Monitor 3/13/07

A new film by alum Arturo Pérez Torres, "Super Amigos," features "superactivists who straddle the line between Lucha Libre wrestling and superhero fantasy figures as they fight against everything from poverty to pollution." Silicon Valley Metro Active 3/7/07

Joaquin Alvarado, director of the Institute for Next Generation Internet, advises Humboldt State University to consider a prototype new-media institute on campus. The Arcata Eye 3/6/07

The Center for the Integration and Improvement of Journalism has received a Ford Foundation grant to help improve newsroom diversity. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 3/8/07

Student Alex Krasov comments on an alleged cash-for-grades scheme at Diablo Valley College. Bradenton Herald 3/7/07

Deborah Tolman, professor of human sexuality studies, says images that turn girls into sex objects "blur the lines between adults and girls." San Jose Mercury News 3/7/07

Jeffrey Babcock is appointed executive director of the International Center for the Arts at SF State. San Jose Mercury News 3/2/07

Shawn Ginwright, associate professor of Africana studies, comments on barriers that prevent black men from getting a college degree. Chicago Tribune 3/6/07

Professor of Political Science Robert C. Smith comments on the role of the NAACP in the post-civil rights era. Stockton Record 3/6/07

Alum Linda Livingston, who is pursuing a career in the entertainment industry, is featured. Contra Costa Times 3/6/07

SF State's new graduate certificate program in Jewish service learning is announced. Inside Higher Ed 3/5/07

Rick Houlberg, professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts, comments on consolidation in radio programming. Orange County Register 3/5/07 (free registration required); SF Gate 3/2/07; Memphis Commercial Appeal 3/6/07; Ventura County Star 3/3/07; Burlington Free Press 3/3/07; Los Angeles Daily News 3/2/07

Shawn Ginwright, associate professor of Africana studies, and Antwi Akom, assistant professor of Africana studies, are among the "incredible hip-hop intellectual talent" in the Bay Area. San Francisco Chronicle 3/5/07

Professor of Marketing Sanjit Sengupta comments on FasTrak sales in the Bay Area. Contra Costa Times 3/5/07

CSU faculty to begin strike votes today. ABC 7 3/5/07; KTVU 2 3/5/07; Press-Enterprise 3/5/07

Alum Will Power (William Wylie), the "acclaimed author-performer of 'Flow' and last year's Aeschylus riff 'The Seven,'" is featured. San Diego Union-Tribune 3/4/07 (free registration required)

Violet Robinson, professor emerita of elementary education, dies at age 85. San Francisco Chronicle 3/4/07

Alum Wendy Katzman, a San Francisco physical therapist, talks about her new role as a model and spokesperson for Dove's Pro-Age campaign. San Francisco Chronicle 3/4/07

Journalism Professor Jon Funabiki comments on a controversial newspaper column published in Asian Week. San Francisco Chronicle 3/3/07

Marc Dollinger, professor of Jewish studies and social responsibility, discusses his research on the relationships between blacks and Jews at a Bureau of Jewish Education event. j. 3/2/07

Brian deVries, professor of gerontology, comments on issues facing gay and lesbian seniors. Southern Voice 3/2/07

Matthew F. Stolz, emeritus professor of political science, died Feb. 20. Oakland Tribune 3/2/07; Alameda Times-Star 3/2/07

The new Kurland Center at the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center will host SF State's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Marin Independent Journal 3/2/07

Work by alum Cynthia Minet is featured in a solo exhibition at the Moorpark College Gallery. Moorpark Acorn 3/2/07

The rock band Tea Leaf Green, which includes three alumni, is interviewed. Asheville Citizen-Times 3/2/07

Alum Emily Goodwin is named executive director of the Parasol Community Collaboration. North Lake Tahoe Bonanza 3/2/07

Emeritus Professor of Political Science Richard DeLeon and a colleague are working on a statistical analysis comparing progressive and liberal voting trends in San Francisco. KCBS-AM 3/1/07

The death of SF State student Paul Lee Stine by the "Zodiac killer" is recalled. Washington Post 3/1/07; Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader 3/4/07; Fort Wayne Journal Gazette 3/9/07

Documentarian Ken Burns in on hand for a screening of excerpts from his new epic, "The War," sponsored by SF State's Doc Film Institute. San Francisco Examiner 3/1/07

The International Center for the Arts exhibit, "Witness to War: Revisiting the Vietnam War in Contemporary Art," is reviewed. San Francisco Examiner 3/1/07

Yumi Wilson, assistant professor of journalism, comments on a newspaper column titled "Why I hate blacks." San Francisco Chronicle 3/1/07; Salem Statesman Journal 3/2/07

Alum Danny Glover talks about his involvement with the Algebra Project, "a nationally recognized approach for preparing students for the often-failed course." New Orleans Times-Picayune 3/1/07


Read this review of the Fine Arts Gallery exhibit "Witness to War: Revisiting Vietnam in Contemporary Art." San Francisco Chronicle 2/28/07

Columnist Sue Hutchinson comments on a report, co-authored by Professor of Human Sexuality Studies Deborah Tolman, on sexualized portrayals of girls in advertising and media. San Jose Mercury News 2/28/07

More funding is needed to clean up debris on land owned by SF State's Romberg Tiburon Center. San Francisco Chronicle 2/28/07

Alum Catherine Cromelin comments on unpaid internships at Bay Area publications. SF Weekly 2/28/07

Connie Ulasewicz, assistant professor of consumer and family studies, explains why men's shirt buttons are on the right for the "Good Question!" series. CBS 5 2/27/07

A documentary about UC Berkeley Extension's Laguna Street campus includes its history as a former location of SF State. Berkeley Daily Planet 2/27/07

Bay Area commuters use FasTrak for electronic bridge tolls less than drivers in other regions, according to a study by Professor of Marketing Sanjit Sengupta and others. Contra Costa Times 2/27/07; KESQ 3 2/27/07; The (Fremont) Argus 2/27/07; San Francisco Examiner 2/27/07; San Jose Mercury News 2/27/07; Oakland Tribune 2/26/07; SF Gate 2/26/07; CBS 5 2/26/07; Alameda Times-Star 2/26/07; KGET 17 2/26/07; CBS 47 2/26/07; Oroville Mercury Register 2/26/07; San Mateo County Times 2/26/07; ABC 7 2/26/07; Monterey County Herald 2/26/07; The Press-Enterprise (Inland Empire) 2/26/07; Fresno Bee 2/26/07; San Luis Obispo Tribune 2/26/07; Tri-Valley Herald 2/26/07

Alum Donald E. Lacy Jr. -- actor, standup comic and radio personality -- is featured. San Francisco Chronicle 2/26/07

Assistant Professor of Cinema Joseph McBride comments on the film "Letters From Iwo Jima." San Bernardino Sun 2/26/07

Describing Middle East issues on U.S. college campuses, a rally by College Republicans at SF State where they stomped on copies of the Hamas and Hezbollah flags is cited. The New York Times 2/26/07

Alum Doug Goldie, a teacher at Gold Strike High School in San Andreas, is featured. Stockton Record 2/26/07

The Confucius Institute at SF State to hold a conference on teaching Chinese as a second language to children. San Francisco Chronicle 2/25/07

President Robert A. Corrigan talks about negotiations with the California Faculty Association and the likelihood of a strike. KQED-FM, The California Report 2/23/07

In this opinion piece, anthropology Lecturer Niccolo Caldararo examines "the dilemma health scientists face given the increasing information linking pesticides with disease and infertility." Marin Independent Journal 2/23/07

Institute for Next Generation Internet Director Joaquin Alvarado will lead a discussion among North Coast leaders on how the area "can move forward on establishing redundant fiber optic technology." Eureka Times-Standard 2/23/07

SF State's Doc Film Institute offers a preview of Ken Burns' new movie, "The War," as part of the institute's annual documentary film festival next week. San Francisco Chronicle 2/23/07

The board of directors of the California Faculty Association, which represents faculty at SF State and 22 other California State University campuses, has scheduled strike votes for March. San Jose Mercury News 2/22/07; San Francisco Chronicle 2/22/07; Oakland Tribune 2/22/07

Professor of Human Sexuality Studies Deborah Tolman, an author of a report on sexualized portrayals of girls in advertising and media, comments on the findings. CBS 5 2/20/07; KCBS 2/20/07; Connecticut Post 2/27/07

SF State is among the colleges and universities affected by a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund agreement "to cease operating summer journalism programs solely for minority students." Chronicle of Higher Education 2/23/07 (subscription required)

President Robert A. Corrigan was among donors in 2006 to the reelection campaign of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom. San Francisco Examiner 2/20/07

Jazz musician Wayne Wallace, an alumnus, is featured. San Francisco Chronicle 2/20/07

Student Katie Kerr comments on a contemporary house located among the 19th century homes on Jackson Street. San Francisco Chronicle 2/20/07

"Process,'' a lost novel by the late Kay Boyle, who taught at SF State, has just been published. San Francisco Chronicle 2/20/07

Professor of Political Science Robert C. Smith discusses race and U.S. presidents throughout history. NPR 2/19/07

Commenting on the character "Ugly Betty," played on television by actress America Ferrera, BECA Assistant Professor Melissa Camacho says, "We've been waiting a long time for a TV character who looks like her and has her voice." Contra Costa Times 2/17/07; Pueblo Chieftan 3/6/07

Engineering Lecturer David Calkins suggests that life-like robots may one day be used in elder care. San Francisco Chronicle 2/19/07; Contra Costa Times 2/18/07; Newsday (N.Y.) 2/20/07; The (Fremont) Argus 2/20/07; Oakland Tribune 2/20/07

A mural project started by Palestinian students at SF State "has run into a serious obstacle." The Arab American 2/19/07

Alum Mary Billups, who "has made her mark on Richmond" through workforce development and community service, is featured. Contra Costa Times 2/18/07

Professor of Cinema Jameson Goldner and Cinema Production Coordinator Raymond Rea comment on the "digital revolution" in filmmaking. San Francisco Chronicle 2/17/07

Alum George Duke, the jazz singer, songwriter, keyboardist and producer who is celebrating four decades in the industry, is featured. San Francisco Examiner 2/17/07

Alum Mark Jackson, "the audacious, young (30-something) actor, dancer, director and emerging playwright," is featured. Marin Independent Journal 2/16/07

Students rally for peace at SF State. KRON 4 2/16/07

SF State students are among hundreds of Bay Area students who "staged peaceful anti-war protests yesterday." San Francisco Chronicle 2/16/07

President Robert A. Corrigan and other CSU leaders to speak at predominantly African-American churches this Sunday, "to highlight the importance of parental involvement and early preparation in getting to college." San Francisco Chronicle 2/15/07

Cristina Azocar, director of the Center for the Integration and Improvement of Journalism, comments on a new agreement expanding admissions to a program that prepares minority high school students for journalism careers. Inside Higher Education 2/15/07

Patrick Tierney, professor of hospitality management and recreation/leisure studies, gives a suggestion for promoting a bed and breakfast to visitors from overseas. San Francisco Chronicle 2/14/07

Students at more than a dozen colleges, including SF State, to protest the Iraq war on Thursday. San Francisco Chronicle 2/14/07

Joseph McBride, assistant professor of cinema, says actor Rudolph Valentino "set the standard for romantic leading men in movies." Investor's Business Daily 2/13/07

Professor of Human Sexuality Studies Deborah Tolman, quoted in this feature on adolescent sexuality, says, "For both boys and girls, desire and sexuality is how we integrate the emotional, intellectual and physical parts of ourselves." San Francisco Chronicle 2/11/07

Health education Lecturer Ivy Chen, a specialist in sex education, is featured. San Francisco Chronicle 2/11/07

Alum John Armstrong, a location manager for the CBS thriller "Numb3rs," is featured. Los Angeles Times 2/11/07 (free registration required)

In this letter to the editor, Associate Professor of Engineering Elahe Enssani comments on San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom. San Francisco Chronicle 2/10/07

Humaira Mahi, assistant professor of international business, comments on a claim of improper record handling at the Indian Consulate in San Francisco. India West 2/9/07

Commenting on local rainfall, Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null says it is too early to be concerned about drought. San Francisco Chronicle 2/8/07

How parents deal with the news their teens are gay has a huge effect on their kids' lives, says Caitlin Ryan, director of adolescent health initiatives for SF State's César E. Chávez Institute. USA Today 2/8/07; WBIR-TV 2/8/07

California state Sen. Leland Yee joined SF State faculty and students during a Feb. 7 campus demonstration over faculty contracts. Oakland Tribune 2/8/07; Alameda Times-Star 2/8/07; Ventura County Star 2/8/07

A San Francisco Chronicle opinion piece by Debra J. Saunders discusses free speech and SF State student groups. San Francisco Chronicle 2/8/07; Salem Statesman Journal (Ore.) 2/12/07

Alum Maya Scott-Chung developed the concept of the "Marriage Equality Story Quilt," which celebrates same-sex couples, while a master's student at SF State. Bay Area Reporter 2/8/07

Connie Ulasewicz, assistant professor of consumer and family studies, answers the question, "Where did baggy jeans originate?" CBS 5 2/7/07

Alum Mary O'Shea, an accomplished triathlon athlete, is part of this year's City of Pacifica Sports Hall of Fame class. Pacifica Tribune 2/7/07

Alum William H. Isbell named a distinguished professor at Binghamton University. The (Greater Binghamton) Press & Sun-Bulletin 2/7/07

Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null, commenting on Bay Area weather, says, "It's way too early to call this a drought.'' San Jose Mercury News 2/7/07

Delancey Street founder Mimi Silbert's former affiliation with SF State is referenced. San Francisco Chronicle 2/7/07

David Lee, lecturer of political science, says San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom's strong support among women, gay and lesbian voters make it nearly impossible for a more liberal challenger to unseat him. SF Gate 2/6/07

Alum Adrienne Pon, CEO of Zeum, the hands-on arts, media and technology museum, is featured. Bay Area BusinessWoman News February 2007

Professor of Political Science Gerard Heather comments on San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom's payments to his former campaign manager. ABC 7 2/5/07

Alum and Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Nona Caspers, and her new book "Heavier Than Air," are featured. Melrose (Minn.) Beacon 2/2/07

Anne Galjour, lecturer of creative writing, performs her solo play "Hurricane" at Dartmouth College and leads "story circles" with New England residents on social and economic class divisions. Vermont Guardian 2/2/07

Alum Marina Shterenberg recruits SF State student interns for the nonprofit she founded to serve low-income children. j. 2/2/07

Associate Professor of Journalism Venise Wagner and her Public Journalism class are featured. San Francisco Chronicle 2/5/07

Alum Peter Galpin, the "first surgeon in the world to go through medical school and surgical training as a paraplegic," is featured. KHNL News 2/5/07

Alum Gwen Chan, interim superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, talks about her career. San Francisco Chronicle 2/4/07

Alum Serena Zilli is featured in this story on switching careers. San Jose Mercury News 2/4/07

SF State is among the partners in San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom's newly launched WiFiAnywhere campaign, designed to "connect and inspire youth through wireless digital media." California Chronicle 2/3/07

Read this feature about ways SF State is using new communication technologies to reach potential students. San Francisco Chronicle 2/2/07

Commenting on Mayor Gavin Newsom's admission of an affair, Professor Emeritus of History William Issel says, "San Francisco voters have shown a willingness to accept personal peccadilloes, but it depends on the popularity of the mayor." San Francisco Chronicle 2/2/07

Alum Norman Carroll is profiled for his work in promoting understanding of the needs of the "unhoused" in Palo Alto. San Jose Mercury News 2/2/07


Student Will Brazelton, "an avid gamer," comments on planned purchases of a PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii. The New York Times 1/31/07 (registration required); Spartanburg Herald-Journal 1/31/07

Yumi Wilson, assistant professor of journalism, comments on controversial blog postings by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom's press secretary. ABC 7 1/29/07

Commenting on a UC San Diego proposal to fund athletics, SF State Athletic Director Mike Simpson says, "Funding varies from campus to campus, depending on how the administration sees athletics. Some see it as an integral part of the teaching and learning process and they advocate for more state money. Other campuses see it as a student affairs function less linked to the academic scene." San Diego Union-Tribune 1/28/07

Alum Jonathan Yorba is the first arts and cultural affairs manager for the city of Riverside. Press-Enterprise 1/29/07

Alum Kathleen Downs finds success with her Redding-based company Market Street Marketing. The (Redding) Record-Searchlight 1/29/07

The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula honors alum Umberto Benedetti with a special exhibit. Bismarck Tribune 1/28/07

Microsoft Corp. will become the upstairs neighbor of SF State Downtown Campus at the Westfield San Francisco Centre. San Francisco Chronicle 1/27/07

Pamela Wolfberg, assistant professor of special education, comments on the value of play groups for children. Stockton Record 1/26/07

"Everyone filters and sifts what happens here, trying to fit it into their own preconception of San Francisco and 'San Francisco values,'" Richard DeLeon, emeritus professor of political science, said. San Francisco Chronicle 1/26/07

Jonathon Stillman, assistant professor of biology, is testing porcelain crabs species to see how they react to warmer temperatures. Contra Costa Times 1/25/07; Bradenton Herald 1/25/07; (Central Pennsylvania) Centre Daily 1/25/07; San Jose Mercury News 1/26/07; The (Fremont) Argus 1/29/07; The Tri-Valley Herald 1/29/07; The (Hayward) Daily Review 1/29/07

Alumni Khrishtine DeLeon and Russell Morse are contestants on the reality TV show "I'm From Rolling Stone." San Francisco Chronicle 1/25/07; Monterey County Herald 2/6/07

"He wants to remain above factions and divisiveness," said Robert Smith, professor of political science, commenting on Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums' approach to Oakland City Council political maneuvering. East Bay Express 1/24/07

"The fact that revenues are now coming from the home video market is a good thing for older audiences and performers," said Joseph McBride, assistant professor of cinema. Christian Science Monitor 1/24/07

A story on the Westfield San Francisco Centre mentions SF State's new Downtown Campus. Milwaukee Business Journal 1/24/07; San Antonio Business Journal 1/24/07; Phoenix Business Journal 1/24/07

Student Jennifer Swarr is appointed to Hayward's Clean and Green Task Force. The (Hayward) Daily Review 1/24/07

Assistant Professor of History Dawn Mabalon comments on historic buildings in Stockton's Little Manila neighborhood. The (Fremont) Argus 1/23/07

SF State opens its new Downtown Campus Wednesday at the Westfield San Francisco Centre. San Francisco Examiner 1/22/07

SF State's MBA program "has taken a novel approach in making its courses more accessible to students" by moving the entire program to the Westfield San Francisco Centre. CNN 1/22/07

"This is the first time the district has taken a proactive stance on schools that they're worried about," said Jeff Duncan, assistant professor of Raza studies, commenting on Oakland Unified School District's more "hands-on" approach to discussing school closures. Oakland Tribune 1/22/07; Alameda Times-Star 1/22/07; Oroville Mercury-Register 1/22/07

Alum Wade Taylor wins the world light heavyweight title in sport karate. Tri-Valley Herald 1/22/07; Alameda Times-Star 1/22/07; Oakland Tribune 1/22/07; Oroville Mercury-Register 1/22/07; The (Fremont) Argus 1/22/07; San Leandro Times 1/24/07

Joseph McBride, assistant professor of cinema, talks about war movies that focus on the experiences of enemy soldiers and civilians. Denver Post 1/20/07

Gary Selnow, professor of business communications, says that 70 percent of American workers "have not even calculated their financial needs for retirement." The Courier News 1/20/07; Joliet Herald News 1/21/07; Wilmington Morning Star 1/21/07

Alum Kent Nagano will leave his position as musical director of the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra in 2009. San Francisco Chronicle 1/20/07; Playbill 1/22/07; Berkeley Daily Planet 1/23/07

David Lee, lecturer of political science, says Falun Gong risks "turning off people who would otherwise be receptive to their message" with its Chinese New Year Spectacular. San Jose Mercury News 1/19/07; Riverside Press-Enterprise 1/19/07; Fresno Bee 1/19/07; San Francisco Examiner 1/19/07; San Diego Union Tribune 1/19/07; Monterey County Herald 1/19/07; Contra Costa Times 1/19/07; San Luis Obispo Tribune 1/19/07; KTVU-TV 1/19/07; North County Times 1/19/07; CBS 5 1/19/07

Jazz pianist and Professor of Music Dee Spencer hosts a screening of rare European archival jazz footage at the Berkeley Public Library. Berkeley Daily Planet 1/19/07

Jan Null, adjunct professor of meteorology, comments on the relocation of the official San Francisco weather station. San Jose Mercury News 1/19/07

Alum Bruce M. Oka has been appointed to the San Francisco Taxi Commission. Nichi Bei Times 1/18/07

The College Student Relief Act of 2007, which cuts the interest rates on subsidized Stafford loans for undergraduates, would reportedly affect more than 7,900 SF State students. San Francisco Chronicle 1/18/07; California Chronicle 1/17/07

Alum and "jazz legend" George Duke is profiled. Inland Valley Daily Bulletin 1/18/07

Alum Brian P. Salmonsen has been promoted to director of club operations at Pasadera Country Club. Monterey County Herald 1/17/07

According to a 2005 study done by SF State's Public Research Institute, 48 percent of San Francisco households with children are homeowners. San Francisco Examiner 1/17/07

Saul Gropman, artistic director of the Morrison Artists' Series, makes changes at his Sonoma restaurant, Cafe la Haye. San Francisco Chronicle 1/17/07 (second item)

SF State officially opens its new Downtown Campus at the Westfield San Francisco Centre next week. San Francisco Chronicle 1/16/07

Criminal justice students Tyler Wolfe and Hanh Tran discuss Wolfe's possible deployment to Iraq. Inside Bay Area 1/16/07

Student Matt Leafgren is featured in this piece on the growing popularity of electric bikes. Oakland Tribune 1/16/07; San Jose Mercury News 1/29/07

The founders of San Francisco Sketchfest -- David Owen, Cole Stratton and Janet Varney -- started the comedy festival, now one of the largest in the country, while students at SF State. Contra Costa Times 1/14/07; Inside Bay Area 1/12/07

Marc Dollinger, professor of Jewish studies and social responsibility, comments on the University's new graduate certificate in Jewish service learning. j. 1/12/07

Alum Danny Glover says, "I was a member of the Black Student Union at San Francisco State where we went on strike for nine months, and what came out of that was the first ethnic studies -- not Black studies -- ethnic studies program in the country." Chicago Defender 1/10/07

Alum Joumana Kidd, embroiled in divorce proceedings with her husband Jason Kidd, is profiled. New York Daily News 1/11/07

Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null comments on recent weather patterns in the Bay Area. San Francisco Chronicle 1/11/07

Professor of Political Science David Tabb comments on the pop products that feature possible presidential candidate Barack Obama. Inside Bay Area 1/11/07

In this letter to the editor, Associate Professor of Health Education Ramon Castellblanch comments on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's medical insurance proposal. San Francisco Chronicle 1/10/07

In this opinion piece, Lecturer of International Relations Amer Araim suggests United Nations involvement is key to ending the war in Iraq. San Francisco Chronicle 1/10/07

Alum Bruce M. Oka is appointed to the city's Taxi Commission. California Chronicle 1/9/07

Commenting on the issues Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums will face, Professor of Political Science Robert Smith says, "For most of these problems, there probably are no new ideas. But to the extent that he has really reached out to people not normally involved in the process, that has a value ... If it has deep roots, that in itself will be a major contribution to Oakland." Los Angeles Times 1/9/07 (free registration required)

A report by Associate Professor of Economics Philip King reviewed the impact of a Wal-Mart expansion and a new Wal-Mart Supercenter proposed for north Chico. Chico Enterprise-Record 1/9/07

Alum Melissa Mendonca describes the mentoring program she coordinates for the Tehama County Department of Education. Red Bluff Daily News 1/9/07

Comments by Oprah Winfrey demonstrate class warfare is taking place within the black community, says Shawn Ginwright, an associate professor of Africana studies: "It's a silent war that nobody wants to talk about." Diverse Issues in Higher Education 1/8/07

Peter Orner, assistant professor of creative writing, has won the 2007 Bard Fiction Prize for his first novel, "The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo." San Francisco Chronicle 1/8/07

Professor of Political Science Robert Smith says Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums "will have to convey how he plans to carry out those campaign pledges to the best of his ability." San Francisco Chronicle 1/7/07

Former mayoral companion Brittanie Mountz, who is now writing for Benefit magazine, is studying at SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 1/7/07

Professor Emeritus Rich DeLeon comments on the relationship between Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and alumnus Willie Brown, former mayor of San Francisco and former speaker of the Assembly. Los Angeles Times 1/5/07 (free registration required)

In this letter to the editor, Lecturer in Anthropology Lecturer Niccolo Caldararo comments on the "blemished theories of capitalism." Financial Times 1/4/07

Alum Ted N. Soulis, businessman, broker and "at heart, a painter," is featured. San Francisco Chronicle 1/4/07

President Robert A. Corrigan is among "a major business-oriented contingent" attending celebrations of Nancy Pelosi's swearing in as speaker of the House. San Francisco Chronicle 1/4/07

Christy Lao, director of SF State's Confucius Institute, comments on the challenges of applying Chinese teachers and teaching methods to language instruction in the U.S. Christian Science Monitor 1/4/07

Management Professor John Sullivan comments on the unusual survey Google uses in human resource management. CBS 5 1/4/07

Psychology Professor David Matsumoto comments on Japanese culture and picture-taking. Hillsdale (Mich.) Daily News 1/4/07

Alum Art Nugent, "a part of the central San Joaquin Valley radio scene for 50 years," is retiring at age 72. Fresno Bee 1/4/07

Student Kevin Macias, in this feature on shoe fashion and collecting, says he would "spend my last dollar for a pair of sneakers or hoody if I had to." Inside Bay Area 1/4/07

Michael Meeks, director of the Family Enterprise Center on campus, gives advice on dividing up ownership and management of a family business. San Francisco Chronicle 1/3/07

In this opinion piece, Professor of Secondary Education Mark Phillips discusses rehabilitation of youth gang members. Marin Independent Journal 1/2/06

Automated retrieval systems at college libraries are becoming more popular; one is planned for SF State. Los Angeles Times 12/25/06 (free registration required)

See this holiday card by alum David McLaughlin, who "originally painted the cover art in 1965 as part of his master's degree at San Francisco State." Sacramento Bee 12/24/06

Commenting on the future of national parks, Assistant Professor of Recreation and Leisure Studies Nina Roberts says, "I think there's a waning interest in the outdoors." Grand Junction (Co.) Sentinel 12/24/06

Professor Emeritus Tom Lantos, the House International Relations Committee's incoming chairman, is featured. San Francisco Chronicle 1/1/07

Alum Rachel Kesel is a member of an "informal group of recycling fanatics [who] vowed Jan. 1, 2006, to buy nothing new, except for underwear and a few other essentials." San Jose Mercury News 1/1/07; Centre Daily Times (State College, Pa.) 1/1/07

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