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SF State in the News 2008

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

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The title of a new book about jazz musician and alum Charles Robinson, "Jazz Idiom," is in reference to a column he once wrote for the SF State newspaper. Jazz Reviews December 2008

David Lee, lecturer in political science, comments on the upcoming closure of AsianWeek. San Francisco Chronicle 12/31/08

Research by Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto suggests that facial expressions of emotions are innate, not learned. Chosun News (South Korea) 12/31/08; Discover Magazine 12/30/08; BBC News 12/29/08; CBC (Canada) 12/29/08; The Telegraph (UK) 12/29/08; Washington Post 12/29/08

The Sacramento Bee editorial staff cites research by SF State scientists on the impact of ammonia on the San Francisco Bay. Sacramento Bee 12/31/08

Family rejection has health effects on gay teens, according to research by Caitlyn Ryan. ABC7 News 12/29/08; highlights of related coverage: Scientific American 12/29/08; KESQ (Palm Springs) 12/29/08; U.S. News and World Report 12/29/08; Associated Press 12/29/08; The Washington Post 12/29/08

A pilot effort at SF State to reduce use and waste of paper towels is noted. New York Times 12/29/08

Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, which announced the first round of awards in its Minerva Research Initiative. Inside Higher Education 12/29/08; related coverage: Wired News 12/26/08; Chronicle of Higher Education 12/23/08

Robert Smith, professor of political science, said he doesn't expect Ron Dellums in his final two years as Oakland mayor to gain significant ground toward his goal of making Oakland a model city. San Francisco Chronicle 12/29/08

Images from the Opera Gala at San Francisco State are featured. San Francisco Chronicle 12/28/08

Greg Gaston, program director of the College of Extended Learning, comments on the value of earning certificates mid-career to improve one’s career. San Francisco Chronicle 12/28/08


Steve Kawa, currently on leave as executive director of the Willie L. Brown Jr. Leadership Center at SF State, will continue in 2009 as chief of staff to Mayor Newsom. The Bay Area Reporter 12/24/08


“My Vocabulary Did This to Me,” a new collected edition of alum Jack Spicer’s poetry, is reviewed.  The New York Times 12/24/08


Alumna Karen Thomas has started a new line of clothing that celebrates women. San Jose Mercury News 12/23/08


The recording debut of a multi-generational, all-star cast, brought together by SF State’s International Centre for the Arts, offers “smoking interpretations” of Cole Porter, among others. The Toronto Star 12/23/08

The SF Promise program is featured. San Francisco Examiner 12/22/08 (see page 9)

Alum Juan Gonzales is spearheading a project documenting 200 years of Latino journalism in the United States. Stockton Record 12/22/08

On Jan. 27 at SF State, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission will hold a public hearing on draft long-term plan Bay Area transportation through 2035.  International Business Times 12/22/08

Professor of Secondary Education Mark Phillips writes in support of Arne Duncan’s nomination to serve as secretary for education.  Marin Independent Journal 12/22/08

John Sullivan, professor of management, talks about the heavy emotional price paid by managers who layoff staff. AdAge 12/22/08

Assistant Professor of Biology Kimberly Tanner discusses her research about science educators. Inside Higher Education 12/18/08

Associate Professor of International Relations Andrei Tsygankov comments on the Russian economy. Russia Profile 12/18/08

The estate of alum Norma Morgan has given generously to organizations in Nevada. Reno Gazette Journal 12/18/08

Research by Joseph Barranco, assistant professor of astronomy, suggests turbulence plays a key role in the formation of planets. Space Daily 12/18/08

Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null comments on the recent cold weather in the Bay Area. San Francisco Chronicle 12/17/08

Research by Assistant Professor of Astronomy Joseph Barranco is featured.  Astrobiology Magazine 12/17/08

A Danish businessman accused of fraud, falsely claimed to be an SF State alum. Wall Street Journal 12/17/08

An SF State student reviews the iPosture in this article. CNET 12/17/08

In this look back, interviewees reflect on the 1968 student strike at SSF State. Los Angeles Times 12/16/08

Time for Three's performance as part of SF State's Morrison Artists Series is reviewed. San Francisco Chronicle 12/16/08

Professor of Secondary Education Mark Phillips offers advice to educators in this opinion piece. Marin Independent Journal 12/16/08

According to Mitchell Marks, associate professor of management, workers left behind after layoffs may experience depression. KCBS 12/14/08 ; Washington Times 12/14/08

Experiential gifts bring the most satisfaction, says Ryan Howell, assistant professor of psychology. KCBS 12/14/08

In this opinion piece, Ramón Castellblanch, associate professor of health education, criticizes President-elect Barack Obama’s choice for director of the Office of Management and Budget. The Progressive 12/12/08

Professor of Astronomy Debra Fischer commented that the finding of water on a distant gas giant offers a “training ground” for detecting water on rocky planets. San Francisco Chronicle 12/11/08

Anabel Pelham, professor of gerontology, is a finalist for the Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees. Los Altos Town Crier 12/11/08

Alumna Susan Melin has joined Eldercare Services in Walnut Creek as its newest professional geriatric care manager. Inside Bay Area 12/11/08

Alumna Ingrid Summerfield has been promoted to president of Joie de Vivre, California’s largest boutique hotel collection. Bay Area Business Woman 12/11/08

Andrei Tsygankov, professor of international relations, states in this opinion piece that the prevailing “group think” in Washington is counterproductive to good relations with Russia. Radio Free Europe 12/11/08

The union that represents CSU teaching assistants late Tuesday called off plans to strike December 10, agreeing instead to a mediation offer. Inside Higher Ed 12/10/08

Experts say the fight-Proposition-8 debate has spawned a new generation of activists, such as SF State student Justin Lenzi. New York Times 12/10/08; Sarasota Herald Tribune 12/10/08

Cupertino, where a majority of residents is now Asian, is well known in Taiwan for its schools and quality of life, according to Professor of Anthropology Bernard Wong. San Jose Mercury News 12/9/08

Polls, conducted by SF State researchers, are cited in this article about ranked choice voting. San Francisco Chronicle 12/9/08

Research by Professor of Biology Zheng Hui He suggests the gene RUS1 is responsible for ensuring young seedlings develop normally even when their roots are exposed to UV-B light.  PhysOrg.com 12/8/08

Alum Rich Hedges expressed interest in being named to the San Mateo City Council. San Mateo Daily Journal 12/8/08

San Francisco’s Ocean Beach neighborhood has seen a rebirth that attracts a broad range of visitors, including SF State students. San Francisco Chronicle 12/7/08


SF State offers support for young singers in San Francisco. San Francisco Examiner 12/ 7/08

Robert Smith, professor of political science, says Mayor Newsom’s State of the City speech was unnecessarily long. San Francisco Chronicle 12/06/08

Cañada College has received a federal grant to work with SF State to increase the representation of minority groups in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. San Mateo Daily Journal 12/06/08

Professor of Art Mark Johnson and Art Department Visual Resource Curator Irene Poon discuss the exhibit "Asian/American/Modern Art: Shifting Currents, 1900-1970." KQED Forum 12/5/08

Assistant Professor of Sexuality Studies Héctor Carrillo discusses HIV prevention and policy. KALW 12/5/08

A volume of collected works of Jack Spicer, who taught a long-running poetry workshop at SF State, is reviewed. San Francisco Chronicle 12/5/08

A performance by the Afiara String Quartet is reviewed. San Jose Mercury News 12/4/08

Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies Amy Sueyoshi helped oversee a committee that selected items to be displayed at the GLBT Historical Society exhibit in the Castro. Bay Area Reporter 12/4/08

Alum Michael DeGregorio, a professor of hematology and oncology at University of California, Davis has received a $3 million grant to conduct breast cancer research. Lake County News 12/4/08

Associate Professor of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung examines the Asian American vote on Proposition 8. Asian Week 12/3/08

Research by Ryan Howell, assistant professor of psychology, suggests life experiences, or experiential purchases, makes people happier than regular presents.  ABC 7 12/2/08

Mayor Newsom’s virtual State of the City speech on YouTube may be a way for Newsom to control his message without editing by the press, says Joseph Tuman, professor of communications studies.  San Francisco Chronicle 12/2/08



CSU may cut freshman enrollment by 10 percent.Sacramento Bee 12/1/08; KCBS 11/29/08

Alum Tan Troung is co-creator of Candybar, which describes itself as the first San Francisco dessert lounge. AsianWeek 11/28/08

Mitchell Marks, assistant professor of management, comments on the impact of layoffs on those who remain employed. American Public Media's Marketplace 11/25/08

In this letter to the editor, President Robert Corrigan writes in support of a plan to graduate college-ready students from the San Francisco Unified School District. San Francisco Chronicle 11/25/08

Following the release of the movie "Twilight," Assistant Professor of English Sara Hackenberg comments on the attraction of the vampire genre. San Diego Union-Tribune 11/24/08

Alum Raphael Kauffmann, now an English teacher at Carlmont High School, is helping his students re-launch their student newspaper. San Mateo Daily News 11/25/08; San Jose Mercury News 11/21/08

Professor of Secondary Education Mark Phillips discusses the importance of interactions with nature for the healthy development of children and young people. Marin Independent Journal 11/21/08

Alum Johnny Mathis earned a athletics scholarship to SF State, and supported himself by singing in nightclubs. The Windsor Star 11/20/08

Some students from outside the Bay Area who apply to SF State next fall may be affected by state budget cuts. Eureka Times Standard 11/20/08 

The potential impact of state budget cuts on SF State is discussed. National Public Radio 11/19/08

The [X]Press is noted for its commitment to online journalism. PBS 11/19/08

Asian American Studies Lecturer Eric Mar was narrowly elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Asian Week 11/19/08

The oldest Web cam still in operation is FogCam, which has been at SF State since 1994. Lovely County (Ark.) Citizen 11/19/08

Professor of Jazz Studies Dee Spencer is profiled. San Francisco Chronicle 11/19/08

Assistant Professor of Political Science Graeme Boushey comments on the ongoing Proposition 8 debate. Abilene Reporter-News 11/19/08

An editorial says budget cuts "threaten the CSU's mission" to provide education to all qualified students. San Francisco Chronicle 11/19/08

CSU Trustees will vote on an enrollment cap to cope with looming budget cuts. ABC 7 11/19/08  

SF State alum Bill Fox has published a book with photos from his 25 years as the San Francisco 49ers team photographer. Marin Independent Journal 11/19/08

Alumna Ingrid Summerfield has been tapped as president of Joie de Vivre Hospitality. International Business Times 11/18/08

CSU may cut future enrollment by as many as 10,000 students. Los Angeles Times 11/18/08 ; San Jose Mercury 11/18/08; CBS 5 11/17/08; KCBS 11/1708

"The Sixth Sense" film character who sees dead people is based on SF State alum James Van Praagh, a man who describes himself as a "survival evidence medium." The Sacramento Bee 11/17/08

CSU may declare a "system-wide impaction." San Diego Union-Tribune 11/17/08

Richard DeLeon, professor emeritus of political science, says the memory of the late San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and his politics of inclusion should be kept alive. San Francisco Chronicle 11/16/08

This week's performances by SF State's jazz department are recommended. San Francisco Chronicle 11/16/08

SF State students were among the protestors against the passage of Prop. 8. San Francisco Chronicle 11/16/08

Alum Steve Bradbury suggests poems are a type of performance art. Taipei Times 11/16/08

Alumna Loir Lack is a member of The Laurel Ensemble, which will perform Nov. 22 in Manteca. Manteca Bulletin 11/14/08

The Morrison Artists Series at SF State is featured as a best bargain in the Bay Area arts world. Contra Costa Times 11/14/08

Alumna Carol Muske-Dukes was appointed California’s poet laureate by Gov. Schwarzenegger. The Californian 11/13/08

CSU campuses such as SF State are encouraging students to apply early because of record numbers of applicants and looming budget cuts. Vallejo Times Herald 11/13/08

Alum Helen Grieco, a co-founder of Building Resources for Anti-Violence Education, says a Women Studies class at SF State "was a new dawning in my life."  Santa Rosa Press Democrat 11/13/08

Professor of Management John Sullivan discusses employee recruitment. Entrepreneur November 2008

A new book, "Clean, Well-Lighted Sentences: A Guide to Avoiding the Most Common Errors in Grammar and Punctuation," by alumna Janis Bell is reviewed. Metro Spirit 11/12/08

In this article, alum Peter Nachtrieb is profiled along with his new play, "Boom." Washington Post 11/12/08

In light of the state's financial concerns, CSU may adopt new criteria for admission. San Jose Mercury News 11/12/08; Related story: San Francisco Chronicle 11/11/08

Professor of Art Mark Johnson is the guest curator of an Asian American art exhibit at the de Young Museum. San Francisco Chronicle 11/11/08

Alum Maha Al Ghunaim, chair of Global Investment House, is named No. 43 of the top 50 women to watch in business. Wall Street Journal 11/10/08

The McCain campaign’s misinformation efforts were no worse than by previous campaigns, says Joseph Tuman, a professor of communications studies. San Francisco Chronicle 11/9/08  

San Francisco State now faces a midyear cut as the state's financial woes worsen. KCBS 11/9/08

Alumna Tori Scoles is profiled.  The Modesto Bee 11/9/08

Alum Marc Bamuthi Joseph, a nationally acclaimed Oakland spoken-word artist, discusses Living Word Project, the resident theater company of San Francisco-based Youth Speaks, where he has been artistic director since 1999. Oakland Tribune 11/8/08

Karen Olsen Bruhns, professor of anthropology, describes the antiquities business as “intrinsically lawless." Los Angeles Times 11/8/08

Dr. Ruth talks about sex and seniors during a lecture at SF State. j., The Jewish Weekly 11/7/08

"Boom," a play by award-winning alum Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, has its Washington, D.C. run extended. Playbill 11/7/08

Alum Jennan Beers has a 50-foot mural on display at San Bruno and San Mateo Avenues in San Mateo County. San Mateo County Times 11/7/08

Assistant Professor of Political Science Graeme Boushey said San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom will face challenges after his vocal opposition to Proposition 8. San Francisco Chronicle 11/6/08 

Commenting on her vote for president, student Ashley Mintz said, "This is about young people trying to rise up and take charge of the future." San Francisco Chronicle 11/6/08

Asian American Studies Lecturer Eric Mar was elected District 1 Supervisor in San Francisco. San Francisco Bay Guardian 11/5/08

Robert C. Smith, professor of political science, discusses the results of the presidential election. KQED Forum 11/5/08

Alum Ricardo R. Ocampo was appointed Los Angeles Superior Court judge. Daily Breeze 11/5/08

"Cachao: Uno Mas," a documentary co-produced by Steve Ujlaki, chair of the cinema department, will be featured at an upcoming Latino film festival. San Francisco Chronicle 11/4/08

Mary Hughes Stone, adjunct professor of psychology, often directs her students to use digital textbooks, a cheaper alternative to printed material. Business Week 11/4/08

Richard DeLeon, professor emeritus of political science, says that San Francisco is “like a petri dish,” testing new ideas that are exported to the rest of the country.  San Francisco Chronicle 11/4/08

Associate Dean of Ethnic Studies Laureen Chew is the subject of this “3-minute interview.” San Francisco Examiner 11/3/08

This opinion piece is in support of Eric Mar, lecturer in Asian American Studies, in his bid for a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. AsianWeek 11/3/08

Mayor Gavin Newsom's proclamation recognizing the "courageous acts" and "sacrifices" of the 1968 strike's organizers was not universally welcomed. San Francisco Chronicle 11/2/08

SF State's annual Fall Into Jazz concert festival showcases the genre's diversity and global influences. All About Jazz 11/2/08

In response to the Cosco Busan container ship crash last year, a team of SF State scientists are studying the health of the bay by looking closely at the creatures at the base of the food chain. San Francisc Chronicle 11/2/08; San Jose Mercury News 11/1/08

The legacy of the 1968 student-led strike is discussed. Contra Costa Times 11/1/08

Filipino students played a role in the 1968 student strike. Philippine Star 11/1/08

This columnist discusses the relative cost of attending SF State and other state universities. San Jose Mercury News 11/1/08



Alumna Kari McVeigh has been tapped to lead the New Haven Unified School District, which encompasses Union City and part of Hayward. The Argus 10/31/08

Ken Garcia comments on the 40th anniversary of the 1968 student-led strike. San Francisco Examiner 10/31/08

An essay by Professor of History Paul Longmore helped convince one grandmother in Pennsylvania to vote for Barack Obama. The Australian 10/31/08

The 40th anniversary of the 1968 student-led strike is discussed on KQED Forum. KQED Forum 10/30/08

Alum Tim Moran has begun serving as the chief financial officer of the Petaluma Health Center. The Press Democrat 10/30/08

The 40th anniversary of the student-led strike at SF State is commemorated. ABC 7 10/30/08; Diverse 10/30/08; San Jose Mercury News 10/30/08

Professor of English Michael Krasny examines the presidential candidates' reading lists. San Francisco Chronicle 10/30/08

Students from SF State are participating in a six-degrees-of-separation concept to promote Proposition 1A. CBS5 10/30/08

Alum David Bocian was named new animal curator of the Prospect Park Zoo. Brooklyn Eagle 10/30/08

Nicky Trasvina, a coordinator at the Student Resource Center in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, is a named plaintiff in a new class-action lawsuit that accuses San Francisco of shortchanging people who opt to pay off their parking fines by performing community service. San Francisco Chronicle 10/29/08

Events were scheduled at SF State and other campuses on Tuesday in support of Proposition 1A, a bond measure to fund the first construction phase of a high-speed rail system connecting the San Francisco Transbay Terminal to Los Angeles Union Station. CBS 5 10/28/08

Robert Cherny, professor of history, says the current economic downturn will not necessarily lead to sweeping, lasting changes in the political landscape. Atlanta Journal-Constitution 10/28/08

Dean of Creative Arts Kurt Daw is the subject of this "Three Minute Interview." San Francisco Examiner 10/27/08

This week, SF State will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the 1968 student-led strike, which laid the foundation for the founding of the College of Ethnic Studies. Inside Higher Ed 10/27/08; San Francisco Chronicle 10/26/08

Many, including SF State student Tyler Howarth, waited in line for Mac OS X 10.5, the latest update of Apple's Leopard. Macworld 10/27/08

Professor of History Paul Longmore comments on the presidential candidates' policies for special needs children. Epoch Times 10/26/08

Family income analysis by researchers at SF State is cited in this editorial. San Francisco Chronicle 10/26/08

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Studies Jeff Snipes said the investigation of the murder of journalist Chauncey Bailey was handled poorly. Oakland Tribune 10/26/08; San Jose Mercury News 10/25/08

An SF State alum was sentenced to 37 months in prison for selling fraudulent musical instruments. Ottawa Citizen 10/25/08

Assistant Professor of English Sara Hackenberg comments on the popularity of the new movie "Twilight." Cleveland Plain Dealer 10/24/08

Professor of Economics Betty Blecha said she "found myself feeling a little bit sorry" for former Federal Reserve Chairman Allen Greenspan as he testified before Congress about the financial crisis. San Francisco Chronicle 10/24/08

Professor of History Robert Cherny said the economic downturn likely won't lead to a shift in the political landscape. Oakland Tribune 10/24/08

Alum Nancy Chen, an elite bodybuilder, is profiled. The Daily Journal 10/24/08

SF State is listed among the top producers of Fulbright awards. Chronicle of Higher Education 10/24/08 (subscription only)

Sandra Fang is one of many students who may find a shaky job market when seeking employment after graduation. Asian Week 10/23/08

Associate Professor of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Melissa Camacho comments on the public's views of Oprah Winfrey in this article. San Jose Mercury News 10/23/08

Alum Alex Anderson, who hosts HGTV's "Simply Quilts," is featured. San Francisco Examiner 10/23/08

Alum VaNessa Duplessie is running for a seat in the Washington State Legislature. The Columbian (Washington) 10/23/08

A national study by Professor of Gerontology Brian deVries found that in states that do not recognize same-sex relationships through marriage or domestic partnerships, respondents were less open about their sexual orientation. San Jose Mercury News 10/22/08

“All About Walken,” the Christopher Walken impersonation show led by theatre arts alumnus Patrick O’Sullivan, is featured. Asian Week 10/22/08; San Mateo Daily Journal 10/20/08

Oakland’s Green Jobs Corps grew from a model developed by Raquel Pinderhughes, professor of urban studies. Oakland Tribune 10/21/08

The Welcome Back Initiative, a joint program of SF State and City College of San Francisco which helps foreign-trained health professionals transition to U.S. careers, is featured. Insider Higher Ed 10/20/08

Alumna Lisa McBride founded the nonprofit Special Kids Foundation in 2007 to serve children with special needs and their families. Contra Costa Times 10/20/08

SF State prepares to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1968 strike. San Francisco Chronicle 10/20/08

In this cover story, President Corrigan’s 20-year tenure is profiled. San Francisco Examiner 10/18/08  Related article

A motorcyclist involved in a fatal crash at 19th and Holloway Avenues near campus has been identified. San Francisco Chronicle 10/17/08; CBS 5 10/16/08

The SF State Vietnamese Student Association will travel to University of California, Davis for the second NorCal United Vietnamese Student Association summit. Asian Week 10/17/08

The Bernard Osher Foundation has given $1 million to SF State to help support students who start college later in life or return to school after a long break. San Francisco Chronicle 10/16/08

Steve Ujlaki, chair of the cinema department, was on hand at a special dinner in honor of Swedish actress Harriet Andersson. San Francisco Chronicle 10/16/08

SF State has named Jacob Perea to the newly created post of university dean for social justice initiatives. Diverse 10/15/08

Alum Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, chats publicly with his childhood mentor about the impact teachers have had on his life. Los Altos Town Crier 10/15/08

Rich DeLeon, professor emeritus of political science, says he expects the measure to name the local sewage plant after George W. Bush to pass. Helena Independent Record (Mont.) 10/15/08

Professor Emeritus of Political Science Rich DeLeon called the proposal to name a sewage treatment plant after George W. Bush, "so San Francisco." San Francisco Chronicle 10/14/08

This Inside Higher Ed blogger examines six-year graduation rates at some public universities, including SF State. Insider Higher Ed 10/14/08

Research by Diana Chu, assistant professor of biology, suggests that studying proteins found in sperm is central to understanding male infertility and may be used to determine new diagnostic methods and fertility treatments. The Times of India 10/14/08

In an article about biodiversity, research on drought tolerance by Assistant Professor of Biology Bettina Engelbrecht is cited. Science Centric 10/13/08

According to Professor of Management John Sullivan, employees want their companies to pursue green initiatives but can become cynical if the efforts are not seen as genuine. Human Resources Executive 10/13/08

Music Lecturer Vance George is the guest of honor at an evening of opera highlights featuring SF State students, faculty and alumni. San Francisco Chronicle 10/12/08

Karen Olsen Bruhns, professor of anthropology, says the business of collecting antiquities is intrinsically lawless. CBC 10/12/08; San Francisco Chronicle 10/12/08

A touring “Seinfeld” bus, an interactive museum dedicated to one of history's most successful TV sitcoms, will visit SF State later this week. San Jose Mercury News 10/12/08

Debra Fischer, assistant professor of astronomy, began training a small telescope in Chile on Alpha Centauri, a pair of sun-like stars that are the closest ones to Earth, in an effort to find the first terrestrial planetary system. Discover Magazine 10/10/08

The San Francisco–based Jewish Community Relations Council will honor President Corrigan for his work to create an environment of tolerance on campus. j., The Jewish Weekly 10/10/08

In this opinion piece, Professor of Secondary Education Mark Phillips says reforming high school education is essential. Marin Independent Journal 10/10/08

Criminal Justice Studies Lecturer Daniel Macallair discusses Proposition 5 in this opinion piece. San Francisco Chronicle 10/10/08

After serving as director of the San Francisco Symphony for 23 years, Vance George has joined the SF State faculty to lead the SF State Chamber Singers. San Francisco Chronicle 10/10/08

SF State announced its second Generations Jazz Program International Competition, which awards a fellowship for up-and-coming jazz combos. All About Jazz 10/10/08

A study about GLBT youth by Caitlin Ryan, initiative director at the Cesar Chavez Institute, is cited in this article. Gay and Lesbian Times 10/9/08

Alum VaNessa Duplessie is running for the State Legislature in Washington. The Columbian (Washington) 10/9/08

A $1.5 million grant received by Cañada College includes funding for students to attend a two-week camp at SF State to conduct hands-on engineering experiments. San Mateo County Times 10/9/08

The National Sexuality Resource Center at SF State will discuss two new studies that found same-sex marriage bans are not, "separate but equal." Edge 10/9/08

Professor of Communication Studies Joseph Tuman discusses the second presidential debates. KQED Forum 10/8/08

Alum Kyle Bernhardt runs a company that uses sustainable practices to design and produce surfboards. San Francisco Chronicle 10/8/08

Alum John Reyes, who is CEO of Visit Jacksonville, is profiled. Financial News and Daily Record (Jacksonville) 10/8/08

Dawn Mabalon, assistant professor of history and third-generation Stockton Filipina, comments on the importance of the Filipino community to the history of Stockton. San Francisco Chronicle 10/8/08

A new exhibition by painter and alum Joseph Cave is featured. The Sun News (S.C.) 10/8/08

Pulitzer Prize-winning alum Jose Antonio Vargas is featured in advance of a talk at Mountain View High School, his alma mater. Palo Alto Daily News 10/8/08

Joseph Tuman, professor of communication studies, said Sen. John McCain benefited slightly by taking a more mild tone during the debate than the critical charges his campaign has made of Sen. Barack Obama in the last few days. The Arizona Republic 10/8/08

Cindy Sheehan received a warm welcome at a political rally at SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 10/7/08

Alumna Alex Anderson, one of the most recognized names in quilting, is profiled here in advance of a public talk in Auburn, Maine. The Sun Journal 10/7/08

Alum Jose Antonio Vargas, who is a Pulitzer-prize winning reporter at The Washington Post, is profiled and credits caring mentors for his success. San Jose Mercury News 10/6/08

Alumna Catherine Borg, who graduated with a degree in broadcasting, is profiled. Las Vegas Sun 10/6/08

Alumna Renee Victoria Hoyos, executive director of the Tennessee Clean Water Network, credits her father, Jose Slores Hoyos, for teaching her the value of a college education. Knoxville News Sentinel 10/6/08

Bay Area choreographers and dancers will discuss their work through a series of classes offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 10/6/08

Professor of Jazz Studies Dee Spencer discusses the history of jazz piano. KQED Forum 10/2/08

Alumnae Jessica Dumme and Diane Stevens are exhibiting their landscape paintings at the College of the Sequoias art gallery through October. Visalia Times-Delta 10/3/08

Professor of Philosophy Jacob Needleman's book “Money and the Meaning of Life” is discussed in this article about the current fiscal crisis. CBC (Canada) 10/1/08

Green jobs may help transform the economy, according to Raquel Pinderhughes, professor of urban studies. ABC7 10/1/08

According to a study conducted by SF State researchers, women with cancer often end up being supportive of others at a time when they actually need support themselves.  MSNBC 10/1/08

Alum Nicole Wise participated in a fundraising scholarship lunch to benefit a program at City College that provides remedial education to students who seek a college education. San Francisco Chronicle 10/1/08

Ralph Nader urged SF State students to "fix system" during a rally on campus on Tuesday September 30. San Francisco Chronicle 10/1/08 ; CBS 5 9/30/08


Alum Richard David Boyle is a strong supporter of novice screenwriters and seeks to create a film school at Crafton Hills College. The Sun (San Bernardino) 9/30/08

A new album by the Generations Ensemble, a group brought together by the International Center for the Arts at SF State, is featured. All About Jazz 9/30/08

Alum Nathan Niebergall is part of a growing group of restaurateurs who are seeing their business affected by economic bad news. San Francisco Chronicle 9/30/08

Sam Gill, professor of information systems, explains how video game technology can help attract information technology students and teach them about business process management. The Wall Street Journal 09/29/08

Students protested the presence of the Marines, the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Border Patrol at an SF State career fair on September 25. Socialist Worker Online 09/29/08

Alum Dionicio Cruz gained his teaching credential at SF State before starting a 33-year career as a teacher and administrator in Stanislaus County. The Modesto Bee 09/29/08

Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman says Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama needs to be more assertive in his debating style. KCBS 09/28/08

At a public event in Sausalito, Geosciences Lecturer Matthew Horrigan talked about plastic pollutants in the world's oceans. Marin Independent Journal 09/28/08

Ralph Nader's five-day swing through California will bring him to SF State on Tuesday. Los Angeles Times 9/27/08

Blues singer, songwriter and producer Joe Louis Walker earned degrees in music and English from SF State. Morning Star Online (United Kingdom) 09/26/08

The Alexander String Quartet, SF State's quartet-in-residence, is featured. Lawrence Journal World 9/26/08

Universities such as SF State are working to ensure study abroad opportunities for underrepresented students. Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription required) 9/26/08

SF State is featured for its efforts to diversify its students who study abroad. Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription required) 9/26/08

Violinist Gina Medina, who graduated with a master's degree in music from SF State, is currently the concert master of the Manila Symphony Orchestra. An upcoming performance will feature all-French music. Inquirer 9/25/08

Paintings by alumna Suzanne Jackson, now a professor at Savannah College of Art and Design, will be featured at a gallery in Rome, Ga. Rome News Tribune 9/24/08

Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader will speak at SF State next Tuesday. Oakland Tribune 9/23/08

Vance Vredenburg, assistant professor of biology, discusses his recent research on the mass deaths of amphibians. Voice of America 9/22/08

IBM researchers have partnered with San Francisco State educators to develop new courses that provide students with marketable business and mainframe skills.  CNN Money 9/22/08

Professor of Communication Studies Joseph Tuman says the presidential candidates must refine their messages before the first debate on Sept. 26. Houston Chronicle 9/21/08 

Alum Claudia Johnson will debut her "Queen's Cape" sculpture in Hawaii. The Maui News 9/21/08

A project to uncover parts of the Presidio district is becoming a valuable classroom tool for Universities such as SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 9/20/08

In this opinion piece, Adjunct Instructor of Political Science Amer Araim says there is no place for bigotry in Islam. Contra Costa Times 9/20/08

Student Kelly Chau says participating in Oakland-based Youth Radio has given her "a broader insight to the media world." Oakland Tribune 9/19/08

Associate Professor of Asian American Studies Grace Yoo says Asian American women must be proactive when it comes to seeking medical treatment. Asian Week 9/19/08

The Bay Area Multicultural Media Academy (BAMMA) at SF State is featured. The Nation 9/15/08

Alum Robert Briggs, who earned a master’s degree in music, led the University of California, Berkeley Marching Band for most of his career. San Francisco Chronicle 9/18/08; The Reporter (Vacaville) 9/18/08; Modesto Bee 9/23/08

In this KCBS report, the audience listens to how a ship engine sounds to whales and fish, as recorded by Roger Bland, professor of astronomy and physics. KCBS 9/17/08

Alum Mark C. Good has joined Public Storage Inc., an international real estate investment trust based in Glendale, Calif., as senior vice president and chief operating officer. San Fernando Valley Business Journal 9/16/08 (registration required)

Asian American Studies Lecturer Eric Mar is one of three candidates vying for the District 1 Board of Supervisors seat. Political Science Lecturer David Lee called the campaign, "the hottest race in the city." San Francisco Chronicle 9/16/08

Linda Ellis, professor of museum studies, says that she does not agree with a recently re-instituted program at University of California, Berkeley that loans original art work to students. San Francisco Chronicle 9/15/08

Students learn how to capture wildlife on camera at the wooded Sierra Nevada field campus of SF State.  Indiana Gazette 9/14/08

The Progressive Voter Index, which considers how San Francisco precincts voted on a variety of ballot measures, was started earlier this decade by Richard DeLeon, professor emeritus of political science. San Francisco Chronicle 9/14/08

Grace J. Yoo, associate professor of Asian American Studies, agrees with research observations that women are so busy managing the feelings of others, they often don't get the emotional support they need. The Oregonian 9/14/08

Karen Olsen Bruhns, professor of anthropology, comments on the ongoing looting of archeological sites and new guidelines by museums that are intended to thwart it. San Francisco Chronicle 9/14/08

Alum Scott Lycan was promoted to the position of principal of McKinley Elementary School in Tracy, Calif. Tracy Press 9/13/08

In this opinion piece, Professor of International Relations Andrei Tsygankov writes that few people in the American political class have contributed more to provoking possible military escalation with Russia than Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain. Asia Times Online 9/12/08

Alumna Sharon McNight will perform a tribute to the late Sophie Tucker in a one-woman show, “Red Hot Mama!,” in Las Vegas. Las Vegas Sun 9/11/08

Alum Daniel Robin is named one of 25 new faces of independent film. Filmmaker Magazine summer 2008

Every year an average of 36 children die due to hyperthermia, according to a study done by Jan Null, adjunct professor of meteorology. Tucson Citizen 9/10/08

Arthur Asa Berger, professor emeritus of broadcast and electronic communication arts, remarks on how consumers react upon realizing their own manipulation by marketers. San Francisco Chronicle 9/10/08

Young entrepreneurs, like Sean Coleman who met his business partner in an SF State class on entrepreneurship, are pursuing socially responsible business ventures in record numbers. BusinessWeek 9/8/08

In this opinion piece, Mark Phillips, professor of secondary education, compares the education policies of John McCain and Barack Obama. Marin Independent Journal 9/9/08

Alumna Annette Bening and her new film “The Women,” are profiled. Hartford Courant 9/7/08

The new principal at Woodside High, David Reilly, earned his teaching credential from SF State. The Almanac 9/7/08

Alumna Carol Brown’s art is featured at P.S. Gallery in Columbia, Mo. The Columbia Tribune (Mo.) 9/7/08

Alum Johnny Mathis is profiled. Sacramento Bee 9/7/08

A Sacramento man owns the second largest collection of alum Johnny Mathis memorabilia. Sacramento Bee 9/7/08

The Alexander String Quartet will play the first installment of a survey of the string quartets of Ludwig van Beethoven at the Mondavi Center Studio Theatre. News Blaze 9/6/08

Andrei Tsygankov, professor of international relations, analyzes John McCain’s recent statements about Russia. Real News Network 9/6/08

Alum Dave Sholin has been named to the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame. San Francisco Chronicle 9/5/08

Alum Danny Glover said his time at San Francisco State was the most profound time in his life. Hattiesburg American 9/5/08

Artist and alumna Jude Pittman has a show of her new works opening Monday at Avenue 25 Gallery. Inside Bay Area 9/4/08

Alum John Staedler’s musical talent is profiled. Chico News and Reviews 9/4/08

In this opinion piece, Andrei P Tsygankov, professor of international relations, suggests political candidates present Russia as a threat for their own political gains. Asia Times 9/3/08

In this opinion piece, Professor Emeritus of Political Science Rich DeLeon, discusses the political climate of San Francisco and the demise of the term "progressive." San Francisco Bay Guardian 9/3/08

John Sullivan, professor of management, suggests that the next administration may usher in the biggest change in employment law and labor activity in recent U.S. history.  Human Resources Executive 9/3/08

Alexander String Quartet will explore pairing classical and jazz music conventions with three-time Grammy Award-winner Branford Marsalis at the Lied Center of Kansas. Kansas City InfoZine 9/2/08

William Peters, professor of theatre arts, directs a special dinner theatre event in Italy. San Francisco Chronicle 9/1/08

SF State is commended for its ongoing effective response to anti-Semitism.  B’nai B’rith Magazine Summer 2008

Celebrated violinist Jassen Todorov was recently named director of the School of Music and Dance. San Francisco Sentinel 9/1/08

Alum Keith Neal has been promoted to chief technology officer of Meez, a social entertainment software company. MarketWatch 9/1/08

A new study by David Matsumoto, professor of psychology, suggests that physical displays of victory and defeat may be biologically based. New York Times 9/1/08

Professor of Political Science Robert Smith expects McCain to exit the abbreviated Republican National Convention with a bump in the polls. San Francisco Chronicle 9/1/08


Jan Null, adjunct professor of meteorology, comments that it is possible for temperatures to rise quickly to a fatal level within a car. Denver Post 8/29/08

In this opinion piece, President Robert A. Corrigan says the legal drinking age should stay at 21. San Francisco Chronicle 8/29/08

Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies Mai Nhung Le recounts a trip made to New Orleans to help Vietnamese Americans recover following Hurricane Katrina. Asian Week 8/29/08

An SF State study on contraception among Asian American women is cited in this article. Asian Week 8/29/08

Alum Aaron Olson founded the Cinema Curiousa film series in Michigan. Traverse City (Mich.) Record-Eagle 8/29/08

Alum Rizza Punzalan left a job in corporate America to begin Underdog, a restaurant specializing in organic hotdogs. Asian Week 8/29/08

The late Jules Tygiel, professor of history, is remembered. The Guardian (UK) 8/27/08

Joe Tuman, professor of communication studies, comments that the Obama campaign's willingness to sidestep the media in delivering its message to voters makes this year’s Democratic National Convention different. The Star-Ledger  8/27/08

Social media tools fill the information gap left by media outlets that cannot send enough correspondents to cover the Democratic National Convention, says Joe Tuman, professor of communication studies. The Austin American-Statesman 8/27/08

Jassen Todorov is named director of the SF State School of Music and Dance. San Francisco Classical Voice 8/26/08

U.S. News and World Report ranks SF State 53rd among master’s institutions in the West. San Mateo County Times 8/25/09

More students from India are studying abroad at institutions like SF State. The Times of India 8/25/08

According to Jan Null, adjunct professor of meteorology, an average of 36 children have died each year from heat stroke between 1998 and 2008. York Daily Record 8/24/08

Alumna Alice Cunningham, an owner of Olympic Hot Tub Co. in Western Washington, is profiled. The News Tribune 8/24/08

John Gemello announced his plans to retire as provost and vice president of academic affairs. San Mateo County Times 8/24/08

During a decade-long break from playing the blues, musician Joe Louis Walker earned a degree in English and music at SF State. Edmonton Journal 8/24/08

Andrei P. Tsygankov, professor of international relations, writes about U.S. efforts to arm Georgia. International Herald Tribune 8/24/08 

Deborah Tolman, director of the Center for Research on Gender and Sexuality, explains the term “heteroflexible.” Minneapolis Star Tribune 8/23/08

Alumna Mimi Chiang-Brown owns Flower Flour in Willow Glen. San Jose Mercury News 8/23/08

Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null comments on the first death by hyperthermia in Ohio for 2008. The Enquirer 8/22/08; The Plain Dealer 8/22/08

Alum William Redmond recently assumed the post of Ventura County Superior Court's newest commissioner. Ventura County Star 8/21/08

Biology Professor Jan Randall comments on new research that suggests ground squirrels use body odor to reconnect with kin after a period of hibernation. Science News 8/21/08

Jazz musician and Lecturer John Calloway has been appointed to the Mayor’s Art Commission. San Francisco Sentinel 8/21/08

A study by Assistant Professor of Biology Vance Vredendburg suggests amphibians are at risk of extinction in the Sierra Nevada. Sierra Sun 8/20/08

Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null comments on the death of a Maryland boy by hyperthermia. The News Journal (Del.) 8/20/08

The citizen science project launched by Gretchen LeBuhn, associate professor of biology, is profiled. American Scientist 8/19/08

Alumna Emma Tenayuca, who led the first successful action in the Mexican-American struggle for economic, social and political justice, is profiled. American Catholic Reporter 8/19/08

Assistant Professor of Management Mitchell Marks comments on good management during a period of downsizing. Austin-American Statesman 8/18/08; Atlanta Journal Constitution 8/18/08

Doug Hupke, director of alumni relations, comments on the value of alumni associations to job seekers. San Francisco Chronicle 8/17/08

Nancy Hayes, dean of the College of Business, remarks on the rise of applications from foreign students.  San Francisco Chronicle 8/17/08

Asian American Studies Lecturer Eric Mar, who is running for San Francisco Board of Supervisors, is featured. Asian Week 8/15/08

The book, "Underground America: Narratives of Undocumented Lives," edited and compiled by Associate Professor of Creative Writing Peter Orner with help from SF State students, is profiled. San Francisco Chronicle 8/15/08

Sanjoy Banerjee, chair of the International Relations Department, comments on the expected resignation of Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf. ABC 7 News 8/15/08

Professor of Communication Studies Joseph Tuman says it can be risky for presidential candidates to take vacations in August. Houston Chronicle 8/15/08

Assistant Professor of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Marie Drennan says mobile technology has given viewers more chances than ever to watch the Olympics. Sacramento Bee 8/14/08

Different cultures show similar displays of pride and shame, according to a study by David Matsumoto, professor of psychology. The Economist 8/14/08; KCBS 8/13/08; The Epoch Times 8/13/08

Research by Assistant Professor of Biology Vance Vredenburg shows amphibians becoming extinct at an alarming rate. Los Angeles Times 8/14/08; CBS News 8/13/08; 3 News (New Zealand) 8/13/08; CNN 8/12/08;

Professor of Secondary Education Mark Phillips comments on a new proposed California state algebra policy. Marin Independent Journal 8/13/08

Alum Amy Blaisdell will take over as the City of Palm Springs communications director. Palm Springs Desert Sun 8/13/08

According to a study by David Matsumoto, professor of psychology, the victory dance is innate to all primates, including humans. Fox News 8/13/08; Discover Magazine 8/13/08; Vancouver Sun 8/13/08 ; Winston Salem Journal 8/13/08; Los Angeles Times 8/12/08; Sentinel 8/12/08; Wired 8/12/08; Bloomberg 8/12/08; The Vancouver Sun 8/12/08; Telegraph (UK) 8/12/08; MSNBC 8/11/08; New Scientist 8/11/08

Jan Null, adjunct professor of meteorology, says computer models of the atmosphere help pilots avoid ash clouds produced by volcanoes. KCSB-TV 8/11/08

Professor of Communication Studies Joseph Tuman comments on ageism in the Presidential campaigns. Contra Costa Times 8/11/08

Alum and director Timothy Near, who has served more than two decades as artistic director of San Jose Repertory Theatre, is featured. San Francisco Chronicle 8/10/08

Alum John A. Martin Jr. is featured for his work in closing the racial divide. Marin Independent Journal 8/9/08

Alum Tomás Romero's screenplay "The American Mall" premieres on MTV this week. Santa Cruz Sentinel 8/9/08

Asian American Studies Lecturer Eric Mar filed papers to run for the District One Board of Supervisors seat. San Francisco Chronicle 8/9/08

SF State has a system in place to encourage pre-selection of dorm roommates. San Francisco Chronicle 8/9/08

A new book, "Jews and Popular Culture," by Eric Soloman, professor of English, is featured. Jewish Standard (NJ) 8/8/08

Music alumna Delaney Gibson is a promising singer-songwriter. San Diego Union-Tribune 8/7/08

Grace J. Yoo, associate professor of Asian American studies, says breast cancer patients often worry about the emotions of others rather than themselves. Atlanta Journal-Constitution 8/7/08; News On 6 (Okla.) 8/7/08

Hector Carrillo, assistant professor of human sexuality studies, comments on the complexity of sexual identity. The New York Times 8/7/08

Steve Kawa, executive director of the Willie Brown Center, takes a leave of absence to serve temporarily as Mayor Newsom’s chief of staff. Bay Area Reporter 8/7/08

Jan Null, adjunct professor of meteorology, comments on the value of a public education effort around how to prevent deaths by hyperthermia. USA Today 8/7/08 ; related story: Nevada TV 8/6/08

Alumna Audrey Lavin, author of a children's book “How I Survived My Parents' Big Scary Divorce,” is profiled. Palisadian Post 8/7/08

Alum Jonathan Schneiderman owns Metamusic, a store that sells vinyl-only records and related equipment. Metro Santa Cruz 8/6/08

In a survey of 164 breast cancer patients, SF State researchers found that most tended to focus more on the feelings of their loved ones rather than on their own emotions. U.S. News and World Report 8/6/08

Alum Ernest Gaines, a legendary fiction writer, will be recognized for his work to promote justice and harmony at the 46th annual Brotherhood and Sisterhood Awards banquet. The Advocate 8/6/08

Alumna Leslie Lehnhoff, who is the cultural diversity liaison for the City of Auburn, is profiled. Auburn Reporter (Wash.) 8/6/08

Hyperthermia research by SF State researchers is cited in this article. Hamilton (Canada) Spectator 8/5/08

Alum Salar Nader returns to San Francisco with the Flat Earth Ensemble. Jazz Police 8/5/08

John Sullivan, professor of management, comments on the search for a new CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management. Workforce 8/4/08

Students are learning to use cameras at SF State’s field station to change the way we look at wildlife. Journal Gazette 8/4/08

Recent graduate Jonathan Smothers, who gives voice lessons to young Oakland students, plays the lion in Belasco Theatre Company's production of "The Wiz." San Francisco Chronicle 8/4/08

Alumna Carrie Betti was appointed by the Cabrillo Unified School District Board of Education to be the principal at El Granada Elementary. Coastsider 8/3/08

Graduate student Jim Fuller is profiled as part of a feature on older adults who return to college. San Francisco Chronicle 8/3/08

Psychologists at SF State found that chronically tardy people exhibit other unhealthy personality traits. The Times (U.K.) 8/2/08

Alum Bart Schneider, poet and author of a new literary thriller, is profiled. Pioneer Press 8/2/08

SF State's commitment to social justice, education and awareness is profiled in this article. American Executive 8/1/08

Alum Dana Carvey has worked hard to keep his comedy act sharp. Tahoe Daily Tribune 8/1/08

A winery owned by alum Fulton Mather is profiled. Napa Valley Register 8/1/08

High school seniors will present their science research at next year's meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Pacific Division, at SF State. Los Angeles Daily News 8/1/08


Court of Appeal Justice and alum William D. Stein has announced his plans to retire. Metropolitan News Enterprise (Los Angeles) 7/31/08

Alum Renae Drier, who was recently named superintendent of the Orange County Unified School District, is featured. Orange County Register 7/31/08

Jan Null, adjunct professor of meteorology, says that at least 23 infants and children have died from hyperthermia in the United States this year. The Daily Journal (N.J.) 7/31/08

The SF State Welcome Back Center was named a finalist in a national competition. CBS 5 7/30/08

Roger Bland, professor of physics and astronomy, comments on the lower pitch sound now made by blue whales. The New York Times 7/29/08

Professor of Humanities George Leonard was a founding member of the 1960s doo-wop group Sha-Na-Na.  The New York Times 7/27/08

Jan Null, adjunct professor of meteorology, tracks deaths of children who die in hot cars. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 7/26/08 ; related story: Knoxville Sentinel (Tenn.) 7/28/08 

Alumna Cyd McKenna has recently arrived in Greenwood, Miss., to assist the mayor with city planning. The Greenwood Commonwealth (Miss.) 7/26/08

Jewish Studies Professor Marc Dollinger spoke to students in the Kohn intern program about the history of Bay Area Jews. J, the Jewish news weekly 7/25/08

The Orange Unified School District named alumna Renae E. Dreier as its new superintendent. Los Angeles Times 7/24/08

Hyperthermia research by Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null is cited. South Lyon (Mich.) Herald 7/24/08

Alum Allen Nakamura was awarded a 2008 All-Star Teacher Award prior to Sunday's San Francisco Giants game. Alameda Sun 7/24/08

Students are learning how to use cameras to capture pictures of wildlife on the wooded Sierra Nevada Field Campus. Sacramento Bee 7/24/08

Cristina L. Azocar, director of the Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism, comments that the television news industry is not keeping pace with the changing demographics of the U.S. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 7/24/08

Alum Dylan Brown, supervising animator at Pixar, talks about his work with area high school students. Syracuse News Times 7/24/08

Rafael Diaz, senior researcher at the Cesar E. Chavez Institute, says when the experiences of poverty, racism and homophobia are combined, some Hispanics engage in risky behavior that puts them at risk of contracting HIV. The Washington Post 7/23/08; Dallas Morning News 7/23/08

Alum Stephanie O'Dea has become an online sensation with her blog about making a daily meal in a crockpot. Tampa Bay Online 7/23/08

Alum and author Anne Rice is profiled. The Guardian (UK) 7/22/08

Carlos Davidson, director of the environmental studies program, will teach local residents about threats to Sierra frogs. Tahoe Daily Tribune 7/22/08

Alum Renae Dreier is expected to be named superintendent of the Orange Unified School District. Orange County Register 7/22/08

An SF State study on death by children due to hyperthermia is cited. Sarasota Herald Tribune 7/22/08

Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies Wei Ming Dariotis notes the difference between identity and heritage in a story about Barack Obama's effect on mixed-race Americans. San Francisco Chronicle 7/21/08

Caitlin Ryan, initiative director of the Cesar E. Chavez Institute, is quoted in a Newsweek cover story about the murder of openly gay eighth grader Larry King. Newsweek 7/20/08

Associate Professor of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Melissa Camacho comments on the increase in "stupid human tricks" appearing on the Internet. Contra Costa Times 7/20/08

Research on hyperthermia by adjunct professor of meteorology Jan Null is cited in this article. South Florida Sun Sentinel 7/20/08

President Corrigan participated in an intensive nine-day visit to Israel to encourage collaboration among American and Israeli faculty and students. J., the Jewish news weekly 7/18/08

Alum Mari-Ela David will take over as news anchor at KHNL-TV in Honolulu. Honolulu Advertiser 7/18/08

K. C. Price, lecturer in the technical and professional writing program, has been named executive director of Frameline, the San Francisco nonprofit that produces America's oldest gay film festival.  San Francisco Chronicle 7/18/08

Jan Null, adjunct professor of meteorology,  comments on the likely temperature of a car in which a child died. Detroit Free Press 7/18/08 ; related stories: Detroit News 7/18/08 ; Palm Beach Post 7/18/08

Alum Rod Linhares has been hired to develop a summer program for adolescents. Pacifica Tribune 7/17/08

Research by Jan Null, adjunct professor of meteorology, is used in support of tougher laws pertaining to child deaths in hot cars. Ithaca Journal (N.Y.) 7/17/08

President Corrigan has been appointed to a national committee that will study how U.S. public institutions are impacted by worldwide changes in politics, technology and the economy. Fox 12 News (Idaho) 7/16/08

SF State’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry helped a reporter in his quest to understand the availability and value of cheap digital technology for the kitchen.  The Wall Street Journal 7/16/08

Jan Null, adjunct professor of meteorology, explains how quickly the temperature can rise inside a locked car.  The Leaf Chronicle (TN) 7/15/08 ; related stories: Salt Lake Tribune 7/15/08

The mystery surrounding the death of alumna Chandra Levy is explored in this special series.  The Washington Post 7/13/08

Melissa Camacho, associate professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts,
comments on HBO’s new miniseries "Generation Kill." San Jose Mercury News 7/13/08

Roger Bland, professor of physics, was on hand to monitor oceanic noise pollution during a whale watching trip organized by San Francisco Bay Whale Watching and Seaflow. San Francisco Chronicle 7/13/08

Associate Professor of Special Education Pamela Wolfberg applauded a new bill to modify the credentialing process for teachers who work with autistic children. San Francisco Chronicle 7/13/08

There have been at least twelve deaths of infants and children due to hypothermia in 2008, according to Jan Null, adjunct professor of meteorology. Branson (MO) Daily News 7/12/08

Jan Null, adjunct professor of meteorology, comments on the death of a child left for hours in a hot car. Washington Post 7/11/08

A gardener reports on her experience of taking part in the Great Sunflower Project, a research effort of Associate Professor of Biology Gretchen LeBuhn. Savannah Morning News 7/11/08

A new one-woman comedy by alumna Monica Palacios is discussed. Orange County Weekly 7/10/08

Music Lecturer Andrew Speight comments on jazz great Benny Carter. San Jose Mercury News 7/10/08

Alum and noted blues guitarist Joe Louis Walker is featured. Victoria (Canada) Times Colonist 7/10/08

Molly Jochem, who graduated with a degree in fine arts, has a mission to use art to "uncover the essential truth of human kind." Union of Grass Valley (Calif.) 7/3/08

The late Jules Tygiel, professor of history, is remembered. The Denver Post 7/8/08

Research by Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null suggests that automobile interior temperatures rise an average of 19 degrees after just 10 minutes. The Buffalo News 7/8/08

Lecturer Karl Cohen, an historian of animation, remarks on the "lovely" Soviet-era animated shows now available through YouTube. The Star-Ledger 7/8/08

Universities such as SF State are offering MBAs in sustainable business. Everett Herald 7/7/08

Alum Marie Porteous York celebrated her 95th birthday in Nevada. Lahontan Valley News 7/7/08

Student Charity Ramilo is one of 12 Filipino-American students studying in the Philippines as part of the seven-week Advanced Filipino Abroad Program. The Manila Times (Philippines) 7/7/08

Library Collection Development Coordinator David Hellman reviews "The Garden of Last Days." San Francisco Chronicle 7/6/08

Associate Professor of Creative Writing Toni Mirosevich authors the "My Word" feature. San Francisco Chronicle 7/6/08

Windy conditions kept alum Brent Stockwell from lifting off for his annual Fourth of July hot air balloon ride. Tracy Press 7/5/08

Professor of History Jules Tygiel, who passed away at 59, is remembered. Los Angeles Times 7/6/08; New York Times 7/4/08

Alum Gene Darny's creations at the Lotta Bakery are profiled. San Francisco Examiner 7/4/08

Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences Vijay Mehrotra comments on morale problems among Sprint employees. NBC 11 7/4/08

Lecturer David Lee comments on the political importance of investing in Asian American communities to the current presidential campaigns. Pretoria (South Africa) News 7/3/08

Diana Chu, assistant professor of biology, recently won a five-year CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation. Redwood City Daily News 7/2/08

The late Jules Tygiel, professor of history, is remembered. San Francisco Chronicle 7/2/08

Professor of Political Science Robert Smith said Barack Obama is defining himself through his speeches during the holiday weekend before the attack ads begin. ABC7 News 7/2/08

SF State study on the risks to children from hyperthermia after being left in cars is cited. KSFY (S.D.) 7/2/08

Alumna Diana Abbati was chosen to be the new principal of Woodside Elementary School. The Almanac 7/2/08

Alumna Wesla Whitfield and her musical partner and husband are featured.  St. Helena Star 7/2/08

Alumna Pauline Oliveros, a pioneer of  'art music improvisation' who is in Ireland for the Quiet Music Festival, is profiled. The Irish Times 7/2/08

Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman said that Governor Schwarzenegger’s recent controversial gesture of showing his money clip stuffed with cash was perhaps natural for someone who is used to being larger than life. Contra Costa Times 7/1/08

Alumna Charlotte Sommers is the new executive director of the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, Md. Montgomery Gazette 7/1/08

Political Science Lecturer David Lee spoke to the circular problem of political parties investing only in communities with fixed loyalty while needing to invest in the Asian community to build loyalty. San Francisco Chronicle 7/1/08

The Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow, an SF State alum, is now in the highest elected position in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) San Francisco Chronicle 7/1/08

Alum Sandy Armstrong won her first national title as a coach in the U.S. Rowing Youth Championships. Marin Independent Journal 7/1/08

Alum Hulan Barnett is one of the few teachers of color in the Vallejo City Unified School District. Vallejo Times Herald 7/1/08

Alum Rosalina Tran Lydster will be a preliminary judge in the Miss Universe competition in Vietnam. Thanh Nien News (Vietnam) 7/1/08

The 40th anniversary of the Third World Liberation front at SF State is cited. Philippine Inquirer 7/1/08


Alum Hulan Barnett, who teaches math at Vallejo High School, comments on a lack of diversity among teachers. Times-Herald (Sonoma) 6/30/08

According to a 2007 survey by SF State researchers, 35 children died in the U.S. as a result of being left alone in a locked car in hot weather. South Jersey Courier-Post 6/30/08

This article references work by alumna Lynn Peril, a social historian who writes about the commercialism of menstruation.  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 6/28/08

Professor of Urban Studies Raquel Pinderhughes says that green-collar job are safer, typically higher-paying jobs that are community-serving and meaningful. Crain’s Chicago Business 6/28/08

Professor of Psychology Ronald Mayer says that the Forest Hills Muni station should have a working phone.  San Francisco Chronicle 6/28/08

Gilbert Herdt, director of the National Sexuality Resource Center at SF State, predicts the public’s acceptance of gays and lesbians will continue to climb higher in San Francisco.  ABC 7 News 6/28/08


Lisbet Sunshine, director of government relations, is featured for her “healthy obsession” as a marathon runner. San Francisco Chronicle 6/27/08


Alumna Susan A. Cota, the first female Hispanic chancellor in the California community college system, has been named interim president of MiraCosta College. San Diego Union-Tribune 6/27/08 North County Times 6/27/08


Alum Alfred Garcia, Jr., was named to a special project committee by the City of Paso Robles. Paso Robles Press 6/27/08


In an article that revisits Saul Bellow's “Mr. Sammler's Planet,” SF State is referenced. The Wall Street Journal 6/27/08


Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Theatre Arts Roy Conboy and his new play “The Journeys of the Angels” are featured. San Francisco Chronicle 6/26/08


This article cites research by SF State faculty on the dangers of leaving a child in a hot car. Idaho Statesman 6/26/08


A survey conducted by SF State researchers revealed that one’s perception of cell phone use is strongly affected by factors like age, gender, employment status and nationality. Thai Indian News (ANI) 6/25/08


Professor of Cinema Weiman Zhang is headed for China for three months to film the Olympics. NBC11 6/24/08


SF State research provides analysis on how temperatures rise inside locked cars. Idaho Statesman 6/23/08  Deseret News 6/23/08

Alum Jocelyn Quintos Rodis, controller of San Francisco’s Department of Public Works, is profiled. The Inquirer 6/23/08

Joe Tuman, professor of communication studies, comments on Rep. Ellen Tauscher’s newly committed allegiance to Senator Barack Obama. Contra Costa Times 6/23/08

Alum and former Mayor Willie Brown urges state leaders to protect the CSU, citing the importance of SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 6/23/08

Jan Null, adjunct professor of meteorology, talks about the risks of leaving children in a hot car. Ocala Times 6/23/08

Alumna Katherine Singer recently joined the Desert Hot Springs Police Department, serving as its support services division commander. The Desert Sun (Palm Springs) 6/23/08

Alum John Avalos, who earned a masters degree in social work, said he would rely on public campaign financing as a candidate for the District 11 Supervisor seat. Fog City Journal 6/22/08

Professor of Anthropology Karen Olsen Bruhns comments that U.S. authorities are reluctant to explore whether artifacts, once in the U.S., were illegally exported. San Francisco Chronicle 6/20/08

Recent graduate Aaron Augustus is cited as an example of an Iraq war veteran who returned to college with financial aid from the federal government. San Francisco Chronicle 06/20/08

John Sullivan, professor of management, says Yahoo’s plan to outsource some work may encourage its engineers to seek jobs elsewhere, eroding its talent pool. San Jose Mercury News 6/20/08; Related story: San Jose Mercury News 6/19/08

Alumna Laury Harroch is a lifelong learner, having recently earned her third degree in French comparative literature. San Leandro Times 6/20/08

This article about a seminar that trains students how to advocate for Israel features a picture of a pro-Palestine march at SF State in 2002. The Jerusalem Post 6/20/08

According to a 2007 study by SF State researchers, outward migration from San Francisco among blacks outpaced 18 other major U.S. cities between 1995 and 2000. San Francisco Bay Guardian 6/20/08

Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null was surprised that a baby boy left in a hot car didn't die. Salt Lake Tribune 6/19/08

Artist Alysanne McGaffey, whose work is now on display in a Palo Alto gallery, received her teaching certificate from SF State. 6/19/08 Contra Costa Times

The 23rd annual Irving M. Klein International String Competition was held at SF State on Sunday. San Francisco Chronicle 6/18/08

Jan Null, adjunct professor of meteorology, suspects that the average number of child deaths per year may have tripled, to 36, since 1998 because more children are forgotten in back seats. Memphis Commercial Appeal 6/18/08

Alum Michael Lumpkin, retiring executive director of Frameline, began his association with the gay film festival while a graduate student at SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 6/18/08

Researchers at SF State explored the connection between meditation and ability to endure pain by mapping electrical activity in the brain of a yoga master. The Oregonian 6/17/08

Alum Larry Penny is the longest serving employee of East Hampton, New York. East Hampton Town News 6/17/08 

Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null says high spring temperatures weren't that different from the 30-year average. Fresno Bee 6/17/08

The Great Sunflower Project is a community science activity launched this spring by SF State’s Assistant Professor of Biology Gretchen LeBuhn. The Sudbury (Canada) Star 6/17/08

Research by Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null on hyperthermia is cited. KDBC (Tex.) 6/17/08

Alum Burt Yin is called a "real hometown hero" in this feature. Tri-Valley Herald 6/17/08

Mayor Gavin Newsom’s comments at SF State are listed among the most memorable of this year’s Commencement speakers. The New York Times 6/15/08

The rock band Sha Na Na was the brainchild of George Leonard, now professor of humanities at SF State. Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription required) 06/13/08

Christopher Carrington, professor of sociology, discusses the ramifications of same-sex couples rushing into marriage. Sacramento Bee 6/13/08

English Lecturer Mary Winegarden's theatrical family is featured. San Francisco Chronicle 6/13/08

Alum David Blume's efforts to decrease reliance on oil are explored in this feature. Metro Santa Cruz 6/13/08

Jason Henderson, assistant professor of geography and human environmental studies, will speak at the Towards Carfree Cities conference in Portland, Ore. San Francisco Bay Guardian 6/13/08

Alum Anissa Malady won the Nancy Frank Second Year Women's Opportunity Award. San Mateo County Times 6/13/08

Professor Emeritus of Economics Tom Lantos will be posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civil honor. San Francisco Chronicle 6/12/08; San Mateo Daily Journal 6/12/08

A program developed by Professor of Urban Studies Raquel Pinderhughes to train the unemployed in green jobs is taking hold in Cleveland. Cleveland Plain Dealer 6/12/08

The Irving M. Klein International String Competition will bring some of the top young performers to SF State this weekend. San Francisco Examiner 6/12/08

Alum Bill Gray will be inducted into the City of Pacifica Sports Hall of Fame. Pacifica Tribune 6/12/08

Alum Tammy McGregor, coach of the U.S. synchronized swimming team, is featured. Contra Costa Times 6/11/08

Research by Adjunct Professor of Biology Richard Dugdale is cited in this editorial. Stockton Record 6/11/08

A hyperthermia study by researchers at SF State is cited in this story. KOLO 6/11/08

Alum Harriet MacLean will become principal of San Rafael's Davidson Middle School. Marin Independent Journal 6/11/08

Alum Maenette Kape'ahiokalani Padeken Ah Nee-Benham has been appointed the first dean of the Hawai'inuiâkea School of Hawaiian Knowledge at the University of Hawaii. Honolulu Advertiser 6/10/08

A hyperthermia study by researchers at SF State is cited. Orlando Sentinel 6/10/08 ; Las Vegas Review Journal 6/10/08 ; The State (S.C.) 6/10/08 ; Xenia (Ohio) Gazette  6/10/08 ; WHSV (Va) 6/10/08

Professor of Jewish Studies Marc Dollinger comments on the opening of the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. The Money Times (India) 6/10/08

Student Monica Ferraro received a $1,000 award as one of four winners of the first round of 2008 Barbara Harrelson Health Science Scholarships. Contra Costa Times 6/10/08

Professor of Jewish Studies Marc Dollinger comments on the opening of the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. Haaretz 6/9/08 ; San Francisco Chronicle 6/7/08

Student Karla Perez was honored with the Laura Settle Scholarship, a statewide award given by the California Retired Teachers Association. San Mateo County Times 6/9/08

President and Mrs. Robert A. Corrigan are pictured at the San Francisco Symphony's Black & White Ball. San Francisco Chronicle 6/8/08

Research by Adjunct Professor of Biology Richard Dugdale is cited in this editorial. Sacramento Bee 6/8/08

SF State's gerontology department is an early leader in offering geriatric care management studies. The New York Times 6/8/08

A study on hyperthermia by researchers at SF State is cited. Richmond County (N.C.) Daily Journal 6/6/08

Tiffany Brooks, the first Guardian Scholar graduate at SF State, is profiled. Diverse 6/6/08

Recent graduate Nora Razon says she excelled in college thanks to a non-profit that helps low-income students. San Francisco Chronicle 6/6/08

Professor of Secondary Education Mark Phillips comments on the decision-making processes in schools. Marin Independent Journal 6/6/08

David Brenneman, a technology consultant and SF State student, comments on Google's technological advances. Computer World 6/6/08

Alum Mary Chun has been selected as a finalist for Tulare County Symphony director. Visalia Times-Delta 6/6/08

Professor of Music Roger Woodward is Australia's most internationally acclaimed classical pianist. Sydney Morning Herald 6/5/08

Within minutes, the inside of a car can become a deadly environment for a child, even when temperatures are in the 60s, says Jan Hull, adjunct professor of meteorology.  The Tennessean 6/5/08

Robert Smith, professor of political science, has both praise and criticism for Carol Swain, author of "The New White Nationalism."  Nashville Scene 6/5/08

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed suit against the University for alleged age discrimination. Chronicle of Higher Education 6/6/08; Inside Higher Ed 6/6/08; San Francisco Chronicle 6/5/08

Recent graduate Stephen de la Cruz is profiled. Contra Costa Times 6/4/08

Alumnus Mike Read’s passion for history has inspired him to research, preserve and share the history of Novato. Novato Advance 6/4/08

Associate Professor of Creative Writing Peter Orner discusses his new book "Underground America" which features the life stories of undocumented workers. KQED Forum 6/4/08

Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null comments on the amount of rainfall this spring for the San Francisco Bay Area. San Jose Mercury News 6/4/08

SF State's BA in Raza Studies is part of a growing trend in colleges and universities. National Review Online 6/3/08

Two studies by Adjunct Professor of Biology Richard Dugdale are cited to explain plummeting Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta fish populations. KFSN-ABC 30 (Fresno) 6/3/08

Alum Michael Takatsuno learned about musculature and tissue release as an instructor's assistant at SF State. Utica Observer Dispatch 6/3/08

The Great Sunflower Project is a community science activity launched this spring by SF State’s Assistant Professor of Biology Gretchen LeBuhn. Quad City Times (Iowa) 6/2/08

Alum Phoebe Tooke is one of 12 student filmmakers who will receive Student Academy Awards from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on June 7. San Francisco Chronicle 6/1/08

Scientists seeking evidence to explain why Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta fish populations have plummeted are relying upon two studies by Professor of Oceanography Richard Dugdale. San Jose Mercury News 6/1/08; related second story in San Jose Mercury News 6/1/08 ; ABC7 News (San Francisco) 6/1/08; Sacramento Bee 6/1/08

"Underground America," a new book edited by Associate Professor of Creative Writing Peter Orner with help from graduate students is reviewed. LA Times 6/1/08

Student Justin Maxon won the prestigious World Press first-place photo award in the category of Daily Life Single. The Eureka Reporter 6/1/08

Historian Philip P. Choy, who taught the first Chinese American history course in the nation at SF State, is author of a new book, "Canton Footprints: Sacramento's Chinese Legacy." Sacramento Bee 6/1/08

Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman said he expects Hillary Clinton to press on through Tuesday's final primaries. KCBS 6/1/08


Paul Longmore, professor of history, says that proceeds from the Jerry Lewis Telethon have dropped by two-thirds since its hey-day two decades ago. Ottawa Citizen 5/31/08

The popularity of the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival is linked to the establishment of the College of Ethnic Studies. San Francisco Chronicle 5/30/08

Researchers Heather Ishak, Ravinder Sehgal and colleagues report how the spread of barred owls could also be increasing spotted owls’ risk of malaria and other blood-borne parasites. Conservation Magazine 5/30/08

Ramon Castellblanch, associate professor of health education, comments on the lobbying practices of Blue Cross. California Chronicle 5/30/08

Alumnus Dave Reber is running for political office in Sonoma. Sonoma News 5/29/08

New research by SF State scientists reveals a new threat to the northern spotted owl. Oregon Public Broadcasting 5/29/08 ; First Science 5/27/08

Communication Studies Professor Joe Tuman comments that it is commonly thought that Senator Barack Obama will be the Democratic Party's nominee for the presidential race. CBS5 5/29/08

A new study of parasites in the northern spotted owl by SF State researchers has documented the first case of avian malaria in the threatened species. San Francisco Examiner 5/28/08; The Oregonian 5/28/08; CBS5 5/28/08

Bill Michaelis, professor of recreation and leisure studies, comments on the Pacifica community’s demonstrated willingness to invest in the quality of life of its residents. Pacifica Tribune 5/28/08

The first Guardian Scholar to graduate from SF State, Tiffany Brooks, is featured. San Francisco City Star 5/27/08

Raquel Pinderhughes, professor of urban studies, says when she first coined the term "green collar" jobs, she referred initially to only blue-collar type positions. MSNBC 5/26/08

A San Bruno mother and daughter graduate SF State at the same time. San Mateo Times 5/25/08

An installation by Paul Catanese, assistant professor of art and design, is featured. Richmond Times-Dispatch 5/25/08

Mayor Gavin Newsom encouraged SF State's graduating class to pursue the future with passion. KCBS 5/24/08

In 2007, a total of 35 children died in the U.S. as a result of being left inside cars, according to a study conducted by the department of geosciences at SF State. Daily Press (Victorville, Calif.) 5/23/08

Veteran Aaron Augustus will graduate from SF State as part of a growing number of service members returning from combat to earn degrees. San Francisco Chronicle 5/24/08

A "3-Minute Interview" with Alumnus of the Year Joseph White. San Francisco Examiner 5/24/08

Local anchor Ken Bastida is inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame. KPIX-TV 5/23/08

Alumnus of the Year Joseph White is featured. San Francisco Bay View 5/23/08

SF State has chosen Michael Maltzan Architecture to design the new Creative Arts building. San Francisco Chronicle 5/23/08

Graduating senior Joshua Walters teaches others about bipolar disorder through a one-man show, "Madhouse Rhythm." j., The Jewish News Weekly 5/23/08

Professor of Women Studies M.A. Jaimes-Guerrero, a gender and Native studies expert at SF State, comments on gender bias among American Indian voters. Indian Country Today (New York) 5/23/08

Alum and Vietnam veteran Richard Slota will be among several new playwrights who debut their work as part of Solano's "New Playwrights at the Rep" series. The Reporter (Vacaville) 5/23/08

Professor of History Robert Cherny sets the record straight on Gen. George Custer’s rank. San Francisco Chronicle 5/23/08

Alum Craig Bond, St. Helena High choir director, answers questions about teaching music. St. Helena Star (Wash.) 5/22/08 

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences hood recipient Katherine Kramer is featured. Bay Area Reporter 5/22/08

Courtney Good is one of 10 hood recipients at SF State's Commencement. Contra Costa Times 5/21/08

Professor of Urban Studies Raquel Pinderhughes’ coined the term “green collar jobs.” Philadelphia City Paper 5/21/08

Graduating senior Andrew Hines earns top spot as hood for College of Business and Commencement speaker. San Jose Mercury News 5/21/08; Santa Cruz Sentinel 5/21/08

UWIRE, the college journalism association, has named student James Lee as one of the top 100 journalism students in the country. Editor and Publisher 5/20/08

News article explores the worth of a college education for women. International Herald Tribune 5/22/08; New York Times 5/21/08

BECA student Sundeep Dosanjh said retiring KTVU anchor Dennis Richmond has been a role model to aspiring journalists. KTVU 5/20/08

Alum Anne Bevan is working to save the Essex, Mass., archives. Gloucester Daily Times (Mass.) 5/20/08

Student clubs and special groups have increased 75 percent at SF State, mirroring the experience of other universities. San Francisco Chronicle 5/19/08

Alum Danny Glover is profiled. The National (Abu Dhabi) 5/18/08

Some SF State police officers were trained by the Santa Clara County Justice Training Center in Morgan Hill. KCBS-Radio 5/18/08

Student Phoebe Tooke was named one of 11winners of a Student Academy Award. The Hollywood Reporter 5/18/08

Alumna and photographer Joy Strotz is profiled. North Lake Tahoe Bonanza 5/18/08

Associate Professor of Biology Gretchen LeBuhn launched the Great Sunflower Project earlier this year. Hudson-Hub Times 5/18/08

Alumna Barbara McCormick sells whimsical art on consignment at her store, called Poppy. Columbia Tribune 5/17/08

Alumna Laksmi Abraham has been named president and chief professional officer for Maui United Way. The Maui News 5/17/08

Chillin' is a periodic art and culture party organized by alumna Irene Hernandez-Feiks to give independent artists exposure to the public and boost their fledgling businesses. San Francisco Chronicle 5/18/08

Alum Joel Baker, a “mixologist” who paid his way through school by bartending, is interviewed. San Francisco Examiner 5/16/08

Donald Zingale, founding dean of the College of Health and Human Services, talks about his new position as president of SUNY Cobleskill. The Daily Star (New York) 5/16/08

Kitty Millet, assistant professor of Jewish Studies, discussed literature linked to the Holocaust at an annual Yom Hashoah remembrance. Brooklyn Daily Eagle 5/16/08

Alum Philip Vince has been selected city manager of Martinez. Contra Costa Times 5/16/08

Wei-Ming Dariotis, assistant professor of Asian American studies, comments on images of hapas, or multiracial Asian Pacific Islanders, that existed in the media. Nichi Bei Times 5/15/08

Fees raised at state universities. San Jose Mercury News 5/15/08

Barbara Hubler, director of financial aid, says SF State is developing plans to implement a new law allowing undergraduates to borrow an extra $2,000 per year in federally guaranteed Stafford loans. San Francisco Chronicle 5/15/08

Political Science Lecturer David Lee is interviewed about the anxiety in the local Chinese-American community concerning the recent earthquake in China. National Public Radio 5/14/08

Robert Smith, professor of political science, comments that the few remaining contests in the race for the Democratic nomination are nearly guaranteed wins for Hillary Clinton. Black Enterprise 5/14/08

SF State anthropology students study people who pass through San Francisco's U.N. Plaza. San Francisco Chronicle 5/14/08

A woman sought help from Biology Professor Tom Parker and Lecturer Mike Vasey to identify an unknown species of plant. San Francisco Chronicle 5/14/08

Professor of Secondary Education Mark Phillips comments on the "distortion" of the political news by television news anchors and reporters. Marin Independent Journal 5/14/08

Alum Lawrence Wiesner is seeking election to supervisory board in Sonoma. Sonoma Index-Tribune 5/13/08

Daniel Meier, associate professor of education, says education reform is overdue to supply the number of teachers necessary to educate the state’s youth.  San Francisco Chronicle 5/12/08

Former graduate student pleads guilty to fraud charges. San Francisco Chronicle 5/12/08

Former students of Danville teacher and alum Chester Farrow, the official scorekeeper for the Oakland A’s since 1969, will help him produce his annual "Rock & Roll Recital" show at the Village Theatre in Danville. Oakland Tribune 5/11/08

Richard DeLeon, professor emeritus of political science, comments on the progressives' drive to win a majority of seats on San Francisco's Democratic County Central Committee. San Francisco Chronicle 05/11/08

The SF State student strike is remembered as one aspect of the global unrest in 1968.  Guardian (UK) 5/11/08

Amer Araim, instructor of political science, writes about Israel’s 60th anniversary.  Contra Costa County Times 5/9/08

Alum David Reber is a candidate for a seat in Sonoma’s 1st Supervisorial District.  Sonoma News 5/9/08

Alum Blair Winn was appointed the new director of development for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Art Daily 5/9/08

Alum Jet Scott speaks of the importance of SF State to the development of his interests in music and his career. San Francisco Bay Guardian 5/9/08

Afro-Cuban dance music master Cachao is profiled in a film produced by San Francisco State faculty and students. Variety 5/8/08

Robert Campbell launched his career as an aerial photographer by studying photography at SF State. Marin Independent Journal 5/8/08

Alum Nic Freitas has been named executive director of the Stanislaus Pride Center Inc. Bay Area Reporter 5/8/08

Associate Professor of Creative Writing Toni Mirosevich is featured. Pacifica Tribune 5/7/08

Alum Tom Minshew reflects on his first year as principal at Terra Nova High School near Pacifica. Pacifica Tribune 5/7/08

Biology Professor Tom Parker and Biology Lecturer Mike Vasey helped identify the rare Manzanita plants growing at a home in San Francisco. San Francisco Chronicle 5/7/08

Joseph L. White is named SF State Alumnus of the Year. The City Star 05/7/08

Current student Toyia Copeland has benefited from philanthropist Bernard Osher’s generosity. Sacramento Bee 5/7/08

Students are expected to campaign against budget cuts on Thursday. Tri-Valley Herald 5/6/08

Dina Ibrahim, assistant professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts, remarks on some effective, yet unconventional, methods for encouraging people to vote. Contra Costa Times 5/6/08

A former student pleads guilty of fraud selling musical instruments. San Jose Mercury News 5/7/08; San Francisco Chronicle 5/6/08

Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto says that humans, not technology, make the foundation for any successful business. Herald Sun (Australia) 5/5/08; The Daily Telegraph (Australia) 5/5/08

Caitlyn Ryan, director of adolescent health initiatives at the Cesar Chavez Institute, says the Internet is helping the current generation of young people form their self-identity. Edge (Boston) 5/4/08

Gretchen LeBuhn, associate professor of biology, has enlisted 23,000 gardeners from all 50 states and all Canadian provinces to take part in the Great Sunflower Project. Vermont Sunday Magazine 5/4/08  

Alum Michelle Halsings and her husband, both criminalists, helps close unsolved cases throughout the state. Marin Independent Journal 5/4/08

Referred to as an HR guru, Professor of Management John Sullivan says star employees won’t work for poor leaders. The Guardian (UK) 5/3/08

Alum Maha Al-Ghunaim, ranked by Forbes as number 72 of the world’s most powerful women, is offering shares of her investment bank to Western investors. Forbes 5/2/08

Students staged a walk-out to protest state budget cuts and immigrants’ rights. San Francisco Chronicle 5/2/08

Alumna Helen Intintoli will lead the the Solano Choral Society in a performance next Wednesday. The Reporter 5/2/08

CSU students urge legislators to reconsider budget cuts. KPIX  5/1/08 

Graduate engineering student Salam Hassan comments on the plight of disabled people in Iraq. San Francisco Chronicle 5/1/08


An SF State student faces legal trouble for downloading and sharing music without properly paying for it. ABC7News 4/30/08

Jan Null, adjunct professor of meteorology, comments on the deaths of children due to hyperthermia. The Salt Lake Tribune 4/30/08; Deseret News 4/30/08; The Roanoke Times 4/29/08

Journalism student James Lee is back in Iraq as an embedded photographer after serving two tours of duty as a Marine. Democracy Now! 4/30/08

The documentary, "Cachao: Uno Más," produced by faculty and students, premiered at the San Francisco International Film Festival. San Francisco Chronicle 4/30/08

Urban Studies Professor Raquel Pinderhughes discusses her green jobs training model which is being implemented in Oakland this year. The American Prospect 04/24/08

The film "Cachao: Uno Mas," which was produced in conjunction with the SF State Documentary Film Institute, premieres at the 51st San Francisco International Film Festival. KTVU 4/29/08

Jules Tygiel, baseball historian and professor of history, comments on the legacy of Barry Bonds. Wall Street Journal 4/28/08

Students protest lawmaker's proposed beer tax. Appeal Democrat 4/29/08; Red Bluff Daily News 4/28/08; San Francisco Chronicle 4/26/08

Alum Ted Crotwell is appointed an investment advisor with Bay Federal Credit Union. Santa Cruz Sentinel 4/28/08

Research by Raquel Pinderhughes, professor of urban studies, is referenced in an opinion piece about preparing future generations of workers. San Jose Mercury News 4/27/08

Raquel Pinderhughes, professor of urban studies, shared her research on green collar jobs at a roundtable in Philadelphia. Philadelphia Tribune 4/27/08

Alum Danny Glover discusses his new film, Honeydripper. The Times (UK) 4/25/08

First Baseman Jordanna Freemer is profiled. San Francisco Examiner 4/25/08

Alum Matteo Rizzo is set to become the next superintendent of the Jefferson Elementary School District in Oakland. Oakland Tribune 4/25/08

Alum Linda Patterson’s landscape paintings are on display at the Portola Art Gallery. Contra Costa Times 4/25/08

Professor of Political Science Amita Shastri is a member of the board of directors for International Centre for Ethnic Studies. The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) 4/25/08

Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman offers his take on the election. Contra Costa Times 04/24/2008

Alum Bob Ghiorzi offers musical opportunities to children of the LGBT community. The Bay Area Reporter 4/24/08

San Francisco State’s Great Sunflower Project will be featured at this weekend’s Bug Day celebration. San Francisco Chronicle 4/24/08

Joseph Tuman, professor of communication studies, discusses the results of the Pennsylvania presidential primary. KQED Forum 04/23/08

A news article about deaths of young children left unattended in cars cites an SF State study. The Sand Mountain Reporter 4/23/08

The 1968 student strike is listed among the world’s historic events of that time. The Community Times (Baltimore, MD) 4/23/08

Professor Michael Musheno, chair of criminal justices studies, is interviewed about his new book, "Deployed: How Reservists Bear the Burden of Iraq." Inside Higher Ed 4/23/08

James Wiley, professor of sociology and director of the Public Research Institute, comments on a recent study that finds a reduced life expectancy for a large number of Americans. The Seattle Times 4/22/08

Professor of Urban Studies Raquel Pinderhughes says the majority of "green-collar" workers can learn skills through on-the-job training. LA Daily News 4/22/08

SF State students were among the 1,500 from across the CSU who protested proposed budget cuts in Sacramento. San Francisco Chronicle 4/22/08

Alum Lindsay Heller has put her psychology degree to work as the "nanny doctor." San Francisco Chronicle 4/20/08

Dance Professor Albirda Rose wins a Jefferson Award. S.F. Bay View 4/21/08

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Community Arts and Education Program was conceived by SF State faculty and students. San Francisco Chronicle 4/21/08

Melissa Camacho, associate professor of broadcasting, comments on the media’s stereotype of a “soccer mom.”  The Times-Picayune (New Orleans) 4/21/08

Urban Studies Professor Raquel Pinderhughes says green collar jobs benefit the local community. San Jose Mercury News 4/20/08; Contra Costa Times 4/20/08; Oakland Tribune 4/20/08

Alum Jim Fitzpatrick is living his dream as the general manager of the San Francisco Bay Bombers roller derby team. San Mateo Daily Journal 4/18/08

Financial Aid Director Barbara Hubler says direct loan schools such as SF State have yet to feel the impact of the credit crunch. San Francisco Chronicle 4/18/08

Alum Mardy Stevens' work fighting for equity is profiled. The Oregonian 4/17/08

Assistant Professor of Management Mitchell Marks comments on what happens when a relationship with a business mentor goes astray. Wall Street Journal 4/16/08

New waves in waterbed design are improving upon the design of SF State alum Charles Hall who invented the bed in 1967. Colorado Springs Gazette 4/16/08

Assistant Professor of Cinema Weimin Zhang 's work filming the official Olympic documentary is featured. San Francisco Chronicle 4/16/08

Alum Angela Cadelago is the lead in the Berkeley Opera's presentation of "Elixir of Love." Napa Valley Register 4/16/08

Alums Bela and Mimi Vadasz have turned their love of adventure into an internationally known backcountry skiing business. Reno Journal Gazette 4/15/08

Alums Philip Schultz and Jose Vargas were honored last week with Pulitzer Prizes. San Francisco Chronicle 4/15/08

Alum and Washington Post reporter Jose Vargas won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting following the shootings at Virginia Tech. Mountain View Voice 4/14/08

Professor of Marketing Subdoh Bhat comments on Ikea's success at selling products that few people can pronounce. NPR 4/14/08

Professor of History Jules Tygiel comments on the 50th anniversary of the Giants moving to San Francisco. KQED Forum 4/11/08

"Cachao: Uno Mas," a documentary by the International Center for the Arts at SF State, will premiere April 28 at the San Francisco Film Festival. SF360 4/14/08

Gary Selnow, director of WiRED at SF State, discusses the relationship between socio-economic status and Internet connectivity. San Francisco Examiner 4/14/08

Alum and filmmaker Alka Raghuram, selected to participate in the Tribeca Film Institute's All Access program, is featured. San Mateo Daily Journal 4/14/08

Professor of Secondary Education Mark Phillips discusses the need for school psychologists. Marin Independent Journal 4/14/08

Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies Robert Collins talks about the newly formed Native American and Indigenous Studies Association. Diverse 4/14/08

Alum Willie Brown’s book is reviewed. The Weekly Standard 4/14/08 (subscription required)

The world's longest-running online camera is operated on an SF State building and hosted at www.fogcam.org Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 4/13/08

Student Chris Gembinski campaigned to go to Denver as a delegate at the Democratic National Convention. San Francisco Chronicle 4/13/08

"Cachao: Uno Mas," the first production of SF State's Documentary Film Institute, is featured. San Francisco Chronicle 4/12/08

Alum Dan Young, a co-founder of the Surfrider Foundation and the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, is featured. San Jose Mercury News 4/13/08

Associate Professor of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Miriam Smith says, "While the First Amendment protects not only one's right to say what he or she has to say, it also protects one from being required to say something." Washington Independent 3/31/08

Alum Arthur Dong’s lively new documentary spans the history of the overlooked Chinese-American contribution to film. San Francisco Examiner 4/11/08

Lucia Mar school board in San Luis Obispo is set to hire alum Jim Hogeboom to lead the South County school district. San Luis Obispo Tribune 4/11/08

The Symphony of Southeast Texas finishes its music director search with a performance by its final candidate, alum Wes Kenney. Orange County News 4/11/08

A new book by Michael Musheno, a professor of criminal justice studies, focuses on the "citizen-soldiers" of the Army Reserves. Chronicle of Higher Education 4/11/08 (subscription required)

Alumni Reno Taini and Chris Wemmer catch pictures of wild animals with strategically placed cameras. Christian Science Monitor 4/10/08

Longtime KTVU news anchor and reporter Frank Somerville, who graduated with a bachelor's degree in broadcast communications arts, will now co-anchor the coveted 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts. San Francisco Chronicle 4/10/08

In a letter to the editor, Marshall Windmiller, professor emeritus of international relations, writes about the role of the Olympics in international relations with China. San Francisco Chronicle 4/10/08

SF State Director of Government Relations Lisbet Sunshine will run the Olympic Marathon Trials in Boston. Runner’s World 4/9/08

Gretchen LeBuhn, an assistant professor of biology, is looking for bee watchers to count bees that pollinate local sunflower plants. The Seattle Post Intelligencer 4/9/08

Associate Professor of Biology Gretchen LeBuhn seeks help from the public to track bees by planting sunflowers. Seattle Times 4/9/08

Alum Mary Mullen was promoted to vice president of development for the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Monterey Bay Herald 4/9/08

Graeme Boushey, assistant professor of political science, remarks on the challenges facing Jackie Speier as she replaces Rep. Tom Lantos in the House of Representatives. San Francisco Examiner 4/9/08

David Lee, lecturer in political science, said that on the whole, Chinese-Americans feel a sense of pride that the Beijing Olympics chose San Francisco as the only relay site in North America. San Diego Union-Tribune 4/8/08; The Sun (UK) 4/9/08; Deseret Morning News 4/9/08

Urban Studies Professor Raquel Pinderhughes discusses the benefits of green collar jobs to low-income workers. Oakland Tribune 4/8/08

Alum Robert McDaniels will carry the Olympic torch during its route through San Francisco. Vallejo Times-Herald 4/8/08; Contra Costa Times 4/8/08; San Francisco Chronicle 4/4/08

Political Science Lecturer David Lee views the protests of the Olympic torch as an unwanted distraction. San Francisco Chronicle 4/7/08

Read this story on Whirlwind RoughRider, a design from SF State's Whirlwind Wheelchairs, featured in a new exhibition at the Science Museum in London. The Guardian (UK) 4/7/08

Student Justin Maxon was chosen as the student photographer of the year by the San Francisco Bay Area Press Photographers Association. San Jose Mercury News 4/6/08; San Francisco Examiner 4/7/08

Assistant Professor of Cinema Weimin Zhang will lead a team that will film the Olympic torch when it passes through San Francisco on April 9. AsianWeek 4/5/08

Jack Brewer, director of the career center, commented that employers are still hiring in the areas of computer science, accounting and engineering. ABC7 News 4/4/08

Associate Professor of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Melissa Camacho comments on the image of the "soccer mom" in the media. The Star-Ledger 4/3/08 

Alum Carter B. Smith is featured in this question and answer session. San Francisco Chronicle 4/4/08

"Cachao: Uno Mas," a documentary about the late "mambo titan" Israel "Cachao" Lopez that was produced by SF State's Doc Film Institute, will be shown at the San Francisco International Film Festival. The Argus 4/4/08

Associate Professor of International Relations Andrei Tsygankov discusses the use of "Russophobia" in the U.S. presidential elections. St. Petersburg (Russia) Times 4/4/08

SF State students discuss issues of privacy in regard to social networking Web sites. NPR: All Things Considered 4/3/08

Guerilla playwright Terrence Beswick is working towards his master's in creative writing at SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 4/3/08

Gretchen LeBuhn, assistant professor of biology, is recruiting volunteers to plant sunflowers and count the bees that visit them. San Francisco Chronicle 4/2/08

Alum Bert Ladner prefers working in the service sector to pursuing a corporate career. San Francisco Bay Guardian 4/2/08

Joseph McBride, assistant professor of cinema at San Francisco State discussed how idealistic politicians have been depicted in film over the years. WNYC 4/1/08

Professor Jean-Marc Blanchard anticipates China’s reaction if there were an organized boycott of the Olympics. ABC7 News 4/1/08

Political Science Professor Robert C. Smith discusses conspiracy theories surrounding the death of Martin Luther King Jr. Birmingham News 4/1/08


Associate Professor of International Relations Jean-Marc Blanchard said a U.S. boycott of the Beijing Olympics would be a "real slap in the face," to China. ABC 7 News 3/31/08

Communication Studies Professor Joe Tuman said mainstream news Web sites are more authoritative than blogs in this election cycle. Houston Chronicle 3/31/08

Associate Professor of Biology Gretchen LeBuhn is seeking help from gardeners for research on bees. Orlando Sentinel 3/31/08; Miami Herald 3/30/08

A new style of exercise helped English Lecturer Lyn Motai get through a battle with cancer. Marin Independent Journal 3/30/08

James Kass began the poetry non-profit Youth Speaks as a creative writing student at SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 3/30/08

Assistant Professor of History Dawn Mabalon, author of a new book about Stockton's Filipino community, discusses similarities between the Philippines- American War and the war in Iraq. Stockton Record 3/30/08

Professor of Music and Dance Albirda Rose-Eberhardt was awarded a Jefferson Award for her work with the Village Dancers, an SF State community service learning program she founded to help low-income children through dance. San Francisco Chronicle 3/30/08

A 2006 study by Associate Professor of Economics Philip King about a proposed Wal-Mart in Chico is cited. Chico Enterprise Record 3/30/08

Caitlin Ryan, director of the Family Acceptance Project, said many factors have caused the age of sexual identification to drop in the last few decades. Minneapolis Star Tribune 3/29/08; Washington Post 3/29/08

Alum Danny Glover earns praise for his human rights activism. The Virginia Pilot 3/28/08

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom reappointed alum Min Paek to the Taxi Commission. San Francisco Sentinel 3/26/08

John Sullivan, professor of management, says employers need to go out of their way to recruit “passive” or happily employed prospects. BusinessWeek 3/25/08

Rep. Tom Lantos, a professor emeritus of economics, is remembered at a memorial. San Francisco Examiner 3/27/08; San Mateo Times 3/27/08

The Chauncey Bailey Project, supported by SF State’s journalism program, won a prestigious award for investigative reporting. Oakland Tribune 3/26/08

Instructional Support Technician Martin Grantham offered some of the most striking specimens at the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show. San Francisco Chronicle 3/26/08

Alum Dan Golden designs rugs with a sardonic twist. San Francisco Chronicle 3/26/08

Alum Dana Carvey is interviewed about his life in Marin. The Press Democrat 3/26/08

Alum Jim Hogeboomis is a finalist for a school superintendent job in San Luis Obispo. Corvallis Gazette Times 3/26/08

James Brock, who earned his MBA at SF State, is the new dean of the business school at Pacific Lutheran University in Washington. The News Tribune 3/26/08

The late Israel "Cachao" Lopez is the subject of a new documentary produced by SF State’s International Center for the Arts. San Francisco Chronicle 3/25/08

CSU braces for budget cuts. San Francisco Examiner 3/24/08

Assistant Professor of Psychology Kate Hellenga, who has studied intimacy and online behavior, says instant trust via a blog or Facebook page can be misleading to people belonging to the "Look at Me Generation." Newsweek 3/24/08

Playwright, director and theatre arts lecturer Mark Jackson gives his take on the best hangouts in San Francisco. San Francisco Chronicle 3/23/08

Professor of Secondary Education Mark Phillips examines the recent ruling by a state appeals court requiring parents who home school their children to have a teaching credential. Marin Independent Journal 3/23/08

Assistant Professor of Cinema Aaron Kerner comments on an exhibit by artist Katsushige Nakahashi. San Francisco Chronicle 3/23/08

Associate Professor of Biology Gretchen LeBuhn recruits help counting bees. San Francisco Chronicle 3/22/08

Alum Gary Eisenberg discusses the impact of winning the Silver Knight in 1970, an award recognizing good citizenship and service to others. Miami Herald 3/22/08

Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman comments on the invisible role of speechwriters in presidential campaigns. Denver Post 03/21/08

Alum Ben Fong-Torres recounts a recent Broadcast Electronic Communication Arts reunion. San Francisco Chronicle 3/21/08

Assistant Professor of Political Science Graeme Boushey comments on the political fallout surrounding State Sen. Carole Migden. Sacramento Bee 3/21/08 

Urban Studies Professor Raquel Pinderhughes discusses her report on green collar jobs in relation to Berkeley's industrial zoning plans. Berkeley Daily Planet 03/21/08

The Great Sunflower Project at San Francisco State is soliciting help from "citizen scientists" to study bees. Sunset Magazine 3/20/08

Assistant Professor of Political Science Graeme Boushey said California voters have shown little tolerance in recent years for campaign finance violations. San Francisco Examiner 3/20/08

The College Republicans at SF State demonstrated support for the troops, as others protested the U.S.-led war in Iraq in San Francisco. Contra Costa Times 3/19/08

Assistant Professor of Cinema Weimin Zhang leads the only U.S.-based team that will help create the official documentary of the Olympics in Beijing. Ming Pao Daily News (in Chinese) 3/19/08

Alum James Kass discusses this weekend’s “Olympics-style” poetry competition which he created for teenagers while a graduate student at SF State. San Francisco Examiner 3/19/08

Alum Jim Hogeboom, who earned a master’s in education administration, is the top candidate for superintendent of the Lucia Mar school district near San Luis Obispo. San Luis Obispo Tribune 3/19/08

Political Science Professor Robert C. Smith comments on an apparent lack of financial support for Obama from the black corporate elite. Waterbury Republican American 3/19/08

Alum James Kass founded Youth Speaks and its poetry competition, or “poetry slam,” which will hold its final meeting this weekend at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House. Contra Costa Times 3/17/08 

Gretchen LeBuhn, associate professor of biology, enlists help from “citizen scientists” to collect data on bees, as detailed in this “3-Minute Interview.”  San Francisco Examiner 3/15/08

Alum Frederic Jueneman , who graduated with a degree in music, calls for broad community support to build a performing arts center in Newark. Inside Bay Area 3/17/08

Alum Pearson Cross pursues his two loves, music and politics, and is just hitting his stride at 55. The Advocate (Louisiana) 3/17/08

Mark Phillips, professor of secondary education, discusses the lack of emphasis on education by the current presidential candidates. Marin Independent Journal 3/16/08

Columnist Michelle Malkin chronicles the “escalating war on army recruiters.”  Detroit News 3/16/08  

A profile of the Oakland Tribune’s new editor, Martin Reynolds, cites his work with SF State to mentor undergraduate and graduate journalism students. Alameda Times-Star 3/15/08

Toni Mirosevich, associate professor of creative writing, muses about what we may learn from our relationship with dogs. San Francisco Chronicle 3/14/08

Gretchen LeBuhn, associate professor of biology, seeks volunteers to plant sunflowers and collect data about the bees that pollinate them.  The Almanac 3/14/08

SF State will be among the hosts of the 42nd International Children's Games. Sun Herald (Miss.) 3/13/08

Professor of Economics Daniel Vencill discusses the soaring price of gold. ABC7 3/13/08

An editorial reflects upon the recently settled lawsuit as a civics lesson for CSU. San Francisco Chronicle 3/13/08

SF State is currently in third in the national 2007-08 Hearst Journalism Awards Program, which holds its final competition in May. Bowling Green Daily News 3/12/08

The Fresno Free College Foundation presented a gift of 40 radio programs to the Center for Modern Greek Studies. Fresno Bee 3/12/08

Two years later, the death of a man at Park Merced remains a mystery. San Francisco Bay Guardian 3/12/08

Carlos Davidson, director of the Environmental Studies Program, argues to protect an important habitat for both the San Francisco garter snake and the red-legged frog. Pacifica Tribune 3/12/08

The Iranian Culture Club kicks off its celebration of the Persian New Year, called Norouz. Fog City Journal 3/12/08

John Sullivan, professor of management, argues that many employees at Google are unconcerned about share prices because they are young and not near retirement age. Wired.com 3/11/08

Alum David Reber is running for First District Supervisor of Sonoma. Sonoma Index-Tribune 3/11/08

Alum Marc Barmuthi Joseph, who earned a master’s in education, uses words, movement and a fusion of music and projected images to tell an autobiographical story about race and identity. The Courier-Journal 3/11/08

The Afiara String Quartet will perform for Reno, Nev., schools this week, introducing hundreds of students to chamber music. Nevada Appeal 3/10/08

SF State is among colleges nationwide that have discontinued use of trays in dining halls. Chronicle of Higher Education 3/14/08 (subscription required)

There may be planets orbiting stars in the Alpha Centauri system, according to a new study coauthored by Assistant Professor of Astronomy Debra Fischer. Canada Free Press 3/11/08; Fox News 3/10/08; World Science 3/10/08

Alum Larry Sager, who used his experience as a San Francisco taxi driver to write a book, is featured. Bellingham Herald 3/9/08

The student conduct code and sexual harassment statement at SF State will be clarified, as part of a lawsuit settlement. San Francisco Chronicle 3/8/08

Novelist Wendy Tokunaga, author of "Midori by Moonlight," says she became an avid "Japanophile" after taking Japanese classes at SF State. Japan Times 03/8/08

Fred Astren, director of Jewish Studies, describes how a new gift will help transform the program. J. 3/7/08; Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles 3/9/08

Music major Alina Musgrave received the first Vacaville Artist Achievement Award.  The Reporter 3/8/08

After retiring from the San Francisco Ballet, Caroline Loyola earned her master’s in international relations at SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 3/8/08

Alum Mike Hicks shares some lessons from his work as resident bar manager of Otis. San Francisco Examiner 3/7/2008

Alum Peggy O’Kelly, founder and CEO of the St. Helena Olive Oil Co., talks about her company’s newest product. St. Helena Star 3/6/08

The San Francisco-based Center for Sex & Culture has a library that serves scholars from SF State and other universities. San Francisco Chronicle 3/6/08

Bay Area philanthropists Richard and Rhoda Goldman donate $3.75 million to establish an endowed professorship in Israel studies. The Jewish Daily Forward 3/6/08

Columnist describes “Criminal: Art and Criminal Justice in America” as an emotional exhibit. San Francisco Bay View 3/5/08

Raquel Pinderhughes, professor of urban studies, discusses the benefits of green collar jobs for workers from disadvantaged backgrounds. CityFlight 3/5/08

Actor and alum Danny Glover credits the civil rights movement for his successful acting career. Silicon Valley Metro 3/5/08

SF State students could benefit from the reorganization of Muni transportation routes. San Francisco Bay Guardian 3/5/08

Colleges and universities across the country, including SF State, are eliminating trays in cafeterias. U.S. News and World Reports 3/3/08  

The Cal State University system’s revision of its conduct code will affect SF State. Chronicle of Higher Education; 3/4/08 Inside Higher Ed 3/3/08;  San Jose Mercury News 3/3/08

SF State student Brandon Brown said, “sometimes it's now cheaper for me to fly than drive,” because of competing airlines at Los Angeles International Airport. Los Angeles Times 3/3/08

Alum Karla Gottlieb found her “activist thing” at SF State and now focuses on volunteerism as a profession.  Miami Herald 3/3/2008

Alum Chris Silva was taught “every aspect of the theatre business” before graduating in 1972, making it possible for him to enjoy a successful career in the arts.  Daily Freeman (New York) 3/3/2008

Alum and Professor Emeritus Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun, focuses on a new passion -- producing olive oil.  The Toronto Star 3/3/2008

Alum Chris Lucido, now a resident in Vallejo, uses his marketing and people skills to help the Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Vallejo Times-Herald 3/3/2008

Major gift elevates Israel Studies to department status. KCBS 3/2/2008

New book describes the life of alum and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown.  Pasadena Star-Times 3/2/2008


Alum Jonathan Overby hosts a world music show on Wisconsin Public Radio. The Capital Times (Wisc.) 2/29/08

Debra Fischer, professor of astronomy, looks for earth-like planets.  New Scientist 2/29/2008

A $3.75 million grant from the Richard and Rhoda Goldman fund will allow SF State to elevate the Jewish Studies Program to Department status, and establish an endowed chair in Israel Studies. San Francisco Chronicle 2/29/08

Professor Emeritus of Political Science Rich DeLeon says Independent vice-presidential candidate Matt Gonzalez, “could serve an important function in framing the issues” in the 2008 presidential campaign. San Francisco Chronicle 2/29/08

Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences Vijay Mehrotra discusses morale issues in Sprint’s call centers. MSNBC 2/29/08

In a story about raising hens in cramped cages, it’s noted that schools such as SF State have moved away from purchasing eggs taken from caged hens. Fremont Argus 2/29/08

Alum Arne Johnson discusses the motivation behind his award-winning documentary “Girls Rock!” San Francisco Chronicle 2/29/08

Former SF State Dean of Graduate Studies Paul J. Fonteyn is named President of Green Mountain College. Burlington Free Press 2/29/08

Dina Ibrahim, assistant professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts, comments on “Islamaphobia.” San Francisco Chronicle 2/28/2008

A third suspect in the Diablo Valley grades-changing scandal is convicted and sentenced. San Francisco Chronicle 2/28/2008

SF State launches Hep B Free campaign. Asian Week 2/27/08

Using SF State as a backdrop, Gavin Newsom unveiled plan to reform Muni. San Francisco Chronicle 2/27/08

Alum Eddie Godshalk explains his algorithm for forecasting real estate pricing. San Jose Mercury News 2/27/08

Former Dance and Black Studies Lecturer Malonga Casquelourd is featured. San Francisco Chronicle 2/26/08

Architects unveil plans for new building that will be shared by both SF State and City College. Chronicle of Higher Education 2/26/08

Astronomy Professor Debra Fischer remarks on the diversity of planets. The Columbus Post Dispatch 2/26/08

John Handy launches an SF State jazz scholarship in his name. San Francisco Chronicle 2/25/08

SF State is among MBA programs leading a trend of focusing on emerging markets in developing countries. The Financial Times  2/25/08

David Xiques, assistant professor of music, conducted a chorus at the “Battle of the Bands,” a competition of SF public school musicians last weekend. San Francisco Chronicle 2/25/08 

Alum Dave Sugars leaves his position as anchor/reporter at KCOY-TV to join the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department. Santa Maria Times 2/24/08

Jan Null, a professor of meteorology, says that relatively cool weather can still be dangerous for children left in a locked car. Palo Alto Daily News 2/24/08

San Francisco Tenants Union Executive Director Ted Gullicksen said Parkmerced housing could be affected by SF State development. CBS5 2/23/08

A professor from SF State is teaching robotics to children through the Coastside Community Schools Partnership. Half Moon Bay Review 2/21/08

Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto explains the influence of color on an athlete’s psyche. The Herald (Glasgow) 2/21/08

Alum Willie L. Brown discusses his political career, his new book and presidential candidate Barack Obama. NPR 2/20/08

A new book by Dawn Mabalon, professor of history, focuses on the lives of Filipinos in Stockon. Stockton Record 2/20/08

Planetary scientist Debra Fischer remarks on the diversity of planets. Christian Science Monitor 2/20/08

Justin LaneLunter, a graduate student in BECA, authored a column for a local paper in India explaining how US elections work. Nashik Daily 2/20/08

Professor of Communication Studies Joseph Tuman calls Barack Obama’s recent borrowed comments "a misrepresentation." The Baltimore Sun 2/19/08

Alumnus and jazz great Jerome Richardson is profiled for Black History Month.  San Francisco Chronicle 2/19/08

College cafeterias look at ways to promote eco-friendly dining. San Diego Union-Tribune 2/19/08

Location is everything, says Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Debra Fischer, on finding life-sustaining planets. Fox News 2/18/08

Alum Marilyn McAllister, who holds the record for the longest career at BART, retires this week. San Jose Mercury News 2/18/08

Alum Willie Brown says going into politics "was a natural" after his time at SF State. Sacramento Bee 2/18/08

Debra Fischer, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, comments on controversies about defining planets. Arizona Daily Star 2/18/08

A computer and industrial design course, organized by Martin Linder, associate professor of design and industry, is featured. San Francisco Chronicle 2/18/08

Joseph Tuman, professor of communications studies, explains how candidates' election campaigns are appealing to the middle class. La Crosse Tribune (Wisc.) 2/17/08

Student Rachel Bierach talks about the challenges of living with asthma. San Francisco Chronicle 2/17/08

SF Chamber of Commerce members received a copy of "Basic Brown," the biography of alum Willie L. Brown, to help promote the new Brown Center at SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 2/17/08

Among those protesting or supporting the U.S. Marine Corps recruiting center in Berkeley was student Leigh Wolf. Tri-Valley Herald 2/16/08

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom appoints alum Bruce Oka to the Municipal Transportation Commission and alum Sonia Melara to the Health Commission. San Francisco Sentinel 2/15/08

Art Department Gallery Director Mark Johnson was made a knight of Sweden, a title formally called Officer First Class of the Royal Order of the Polar Star.  San Francisco Chronicle 2/15/08

Cynthia Gomez, health equity initiative director, was named to the state Public Health Advisory Committee by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. San Francisco Sentinel 2/15/08

Alum John Piazza, a teacher at St. Vincent de Paul High School, is co-author with Professor of Philosophy Jacob Needleman of “The Essential Marcus Aurelius.” Petaluma Courier 2/14/08

Alum and Theatre Arts Lecturer Mark Jackson’s world premiere of “Faust" will not close SF Playhouse’s season as planned, because of "artistic differences;" Jackson will direct “Don Juan” at SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 2/13/08

SF State starts a major in American Indian Studies.  Inside Higher Ed 2/13/08

Alum Kelly Corrigan is author of the memoir, “The Middle Place.”  Philadelphia Inquirer 2/13/08

Professor Emeritus Bill Mason talks about his former colleague, the late U.S. Rep. Tom Lantos. Oakland Tribune 2/12/08

At this year’s meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Engineering Lecturer David Calkins will introduce children to battling robots. Chronicle of Higher Education 2/15/08 (subscription required)

Student Jason Lee Jones announces his intention to run for the congressional seat held by U.S. Rep. Tom Lantos, D-San Mateo. San Mateo Daily Journal 2/12/08

Professor of Management Richard Castaldi comments on wine exporting. The Oregonian (Portland) 1/19/08

Rep. Tom Lantos, a professor emeritus of economics, dies at age 80. Half Moon Bay Review 2/14/08; New York Times 2/12/08; Contra Costa Times 2/12/08; NPR’s California Report 2/11/08; San Francisco Examiner 2/11/08; Los Angeles Times 2/11/08; Guardian (UK) 2/11/08; San Francisco Chronicle 2/11/08; Oakland Tribune 2/11/08; San Jose Mercury News 2/11/08

Professor of Political Science Robert C. Smith comments on the departure of Republican members of Congress. Miami Herald 2/11/08; Raleigh News Observer 2/9/08

Pi-Ching Hsu, associate professor of history, comments on the appeal of celebrating Chinese New Year in Las Vegas. San Francisco Chronicle 2/10/08

Robert C. Smith, professor of political science, comments on the historical importance and symbolic value of a possible Obama presidency. Daytona Beach News Journal 2/10/08

In alum Willie Brown's new autobiography,"Basic Brown," the "living legend talks about his own experiences with insight and humor." Deseret News (Utah) 2/10/08

The parents of the late Lucian Gregg, who had been a student at SF State, make a plea for witnesses to his deadly accident to come forward. Santa Cruz Sentinel 2/8/09

Alum Mike Moran has been named the East Bay Regional Park District’s naturalist, assigned to conduct educational programs at regional parks in East County. Contra Costa Times 2/8/08

In this piece on the sudden closure of New College of California, it is explained that the Western Association of Schools and Colleges accredits the institution and such universities as SF State and UC Berkeley. ABC7 News 2/8/08

Denmark’s leading newspaper carries a feature on the super Tuesday primary analysis provided by the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, written by student Jakob Volver in Danish. Udland 2/6/08

Phil Klasky, lecturer in American Indian studies, says "Gambling has finally given many tribes the financial resources to help make up for the injustices they have suffered over the years, but there is some collateral damage too… .” San Francisco Chronicle 2/7/08

Alum Susan Hester was among hundreds who turned out to watch a screening of the documentary "The Times of Harvey Milk" and participate in a re-creation of a march and rally for the upcoming film "Milk." Contra Costa Times 2/7/08

Professor Emeritus of Political Science Rich DeLeon comments on voters’ regrets regarding use of absentee ballots. San Francisco Chronicle 2/7/08

Professor of Political Science David Tabb explains what a super delegate is. ABC7 News 2/6/08

Graeme Boushey, assistant professor of political science, says San Francisco’s influence on the presidential campaign is more symbolic than mathematical. San Francisco Examiner 2/6/08

The recent climate change teach-in at SF State, Focus the Nation, is featured. San Francisco Bay Guardian 2/6/08

Political science major Kenny Loui discusses his experience as an exchange student in Japan and the need for scholarships for international students. Asahi Shimbun 02/04/08

Student Andrew Cross shares his opinions on Democrats running in California’s presidential primary. Los Angeles Times 2/4/08

Student Andrea Deleon, a volunteer with San Francisco’s environment department, helps residents understand the usage of recycling bins. Vancouver Sun 2/4/08

Professor of Secondary Education Mark Phillips addresses some myths about teaching and education. Marin Independent Journal 2/4/08

Alum Andrew Craft was named photographer of the year by the North Carolina Press Photographers. Fayetteville Observer 2/4/08

SF State becomes the third CSU to offer a bachelor’s degree in American Indian Studies. Diverse.com 2/3/08

Christopher White, director of education and training at the National Sexuality Resource Center, comments on the “man crush” phenomenon. Chicago Tribune 2/3/08

Professor Emerita Ludmila Ershov talks about the future of the San Francisco Russian Festival. San Francisco Chronicle 2/3/08

"This is an extremely competitive election, and the fact that we're seeing supervisors and mayors getting involved is very much about campaign organizations that know every single vote will count," says Joe Tuman, professor of communication studies. Contra Costa Times 2/3/08

Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman analyzes Republican campaign commercials. KCBS-AM 2/2/08

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom was among guest speakers scheduled for SF State's "Focus the Nation" teach-in. NBC11 2/1/08


Assistant Professor of Management Mitchell Marks contributes advice on trust and communication with a mentor. Wall Street Journal 1/31/08

Student Sokom Mau talks about the influence that Robert Jemerson, of the Independent Living Skills Program of Alameda County, has had on his life. CBS5 1/30/08

Alum Jeffrey Tambor says he used to go to musical theater classes at SF State and boo them, "And now I should actually boo myself, because I love musical comedy." Tavis Smiley Show (PBS) 1/30/08

Alum Tom Martinez, College of San Mateo coach, will watch his prize pupil Tom Brady in Sunday's Super Bowl. San Mateo Times 1/30/08

Alum Amy Andre, co-author of a new study on bisexuality, comments on bisexuality and women. Miami Herald 1/30/08

Berkeley business owner Maureen O'Neill said studying at SF State opened her eyes to sustainability issues. San Francisco Chronicle 1/30/08

Professor of Communication Studies Joseph Tuman discusses President Bush's final State of the Union address. KQED Forum 01/29/2008.

Alum Lee Gilbert, founder of CycleAware bike helmet mirrors, is among 10 women selected for the "Make Mine a Million $ Business" award, a program to boost female entrepreneurship. Santa Cruz Sentinel 1/29/08

Professor of Communication Studies Joseph Tuman is featured in a “3-Minute Interview.” San Francisco Examiner 1/28/08

Alum Gerta Keller, the paleontologist and Princeton professor who “has been the leading critic of the established theory of dinosaur extinction,” is featured. Newark Star-Ledger 1/27/08

Alum Natalie Batista, recreation coordinator assistant with the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Recreation and Park District, is featured. Santa Rosa Press Enterprise 1/27/08

Alum Patrick S. Garman has been named administrator of the Spartan Health Surgicenter. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 1/27/08

Alum Andrea Coleman has been named president and CEO of Trinity Regional Health System. Des Moines Register 1/26/08; Quad-City Times 1/26/08

Professor of Political Science Robert C. Smith comments on the usefulness of multiple trips to conferences by Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums and staff. Oakland Tribune 1/25/08

Aaron Kerner, assistant professor of cinema, comments on “Katsushige Nakahashi: The Depth of Memory," an exhibition of which he is co-curator. Nichi Bei Times 1/25/08

Alum Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung’s polar bear cartoon "Gas Zappers," was among Bay Area films at this year's Sundance Film Festival. San Francisco Chronicle 1/25/08

Commenting on the first manmade copy of a bacteria genome, assistant professor of bioinformatics Christopher D. Smith says, "The idea here is that you're not just copying DNA from cell to cell, you are copying synthetic DNA from a machine into a cell." KGO-TV 1/24/08

Professor of Urban Studies Raquel Pinderhughes' new study says 22 sectors of the economy already involve green-collar jobs. Christian Science Monitor 1/24/08

CSU Trustees revised the student conduct code governing SF State and all system campuses, making it clear that students cannot be punished for being "uncivil."
San Diego Union Tribune 1/24/08

Lawmakers question whether wealthy institutions are doing enough to help low-income students, such as the many at schools like SF State who rely on Pell Grants to fund their educations. San Francisco Chronicle 1/24/08

A flag that flew over Alcatraz during the 1969 American Indian occupation -- led by former SF State student Richard Oakes -- is being sold. San Francisco Chronicle 1/24/08

SF State alumnus and actor Danny Glover formally endorsed Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards in South Carolina. The Times and Democrat 1/24/08

Former SF State Athletic Director Bill Partlow is happy coaching a North Carolina high school girls basketball team. Charlotte Observer 1/24/08

Student Adelaide Nzeusseu’s path to buying a home is featured.
San Jose Mercury News
1/23/08; Oakland Tribune 1/23/08; Contra Costa Times 1/22/08

In this letter to the editor (4th item) concerning development planned for Parkmerced, the writer says the newspaper failed to address the cumulative impact on the area of developments at SF State, 800 Brotherhood Way and Cambon Drive.
San Francisco Chronicle

NPR's Tony Cox talks with Professor of Political Science Robert C. Smith about presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
NPR News & Notes 1/22/08

Professor of Urban Studies Raquel Pinderhughes, in unveiling her report on green collar jobs, says, "The study shows that green collar jobs are worth fighting for."
ABC7 News

The San Francisco Planning Commission unanimously approved a mixed-use development project for 55 Laguna, the former home of SF State.
Berkeley Daily Planet

The writer of this letter to the editor says that, some of the floors in Parkmerced Towers “have become extensions of the S. F. State dorms.” San Francisco Chronicle 1/22/08

In this opinion piece, Professor of Political Science Robert C. Smith addresses his attempts to examine records that could reveal why President Ronald Reagan changed his mind about opposing a national holiday to honor Martin Luther King Jr.
San Francisco Chronicle

Among extensive renovations planned for neighboring Parkmerced housing is development of a "green parkway" connecting to SF State’s open space on one end and Lake Merced on the other. San Francisco Chronicle 1/21/08

CSU trustees to consider a revision to the student conduct code governing SF State and all system campuses that includes an expectation that students be “civil.” San Diego Union Tribune 1/21/08

In this excerpt from alum Willie L. Brown’s new book on politics, he credits SF State’s television studies program with helping to solve a Muni problem. San Francisco Chronicle 1/20/08

“AfroCuba Works on Paper,” an exhibit from SF State touring U.S. cities is called “groundbreaking;” curator Judith Bettelheim, professor of art, comments on the exhibit. Miami Herald 1/20/08

In this opinion section piece, Dan Macallair, lecturer in criminal justice, addresses the United States’ refusal to sign the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its ban on sentencing children to die in prison. San Francisco Chronicle 1/20/08

Andrei Tsygankov, associate professor of international relations, provides analysis of Vladimir Putin’s decision to appoint Dmitry Rogozin as ambassador to NATO. Russia Profile 1/18/08

Student Julian Geaga talks about rising rent costs in San Francisco. San Francisco Chronicle 1/18/08

Alum Armand Capanna talks about why people in his age group value multiple job changes early in one’s career. Wisconsin State Journal 1/18/08

SF State researchers are investigating whether marine plankton will continue to produce much of the globe’s oxygen as oceans grow more acidic. San Francisco Examiner 1/17/08

SF State’s freshman application deadline for fall 2008 was Jan. 15, so is unaffected by a CSU mandate to close applications by Feb. 1. San Francisco Chronicle 1/17/08

Professor of Political Science Robert C. Smith says, "Historically, when race is an issue in a presidential campaign, it hurts the candidate or party that is more liberal." Kentucky Post 1/19/08; San Francisco Chronicle 1/17/08

Nancy Mirabal, associate professor of Raza studies, comments on the sale of California farm products to Cuba: “It seems to me that the economy is maybe winning out over 45 years of politics that really hasn't gone anywhere." ABC7 News 1/17/08

Alum Jerry Harris, an “internationally known sculptor” who first studied journalism at SF State, is featured. Chico News and Review 1/17/08

Read this feature interview with Associate Professor of Creative Writing Toni Mirosevich. San Francisco Bay Guardian 1/16/08

Biology Professor Tom Parker comments on how salinity in the San Francisco Bay affects pickleweed growth. San Francisco Chronicle 1/16/08

Professor of Political Science Robert C. Smith provides commentary on the state of Oakland and Mayor Ron Dellums’ first year in office. KQED’s Forum 1/15/08

Donald Zingale, founding dean of the College of Health and Human Services, is confirmed as President of State University of New York, Cobleskill. Oneonta Star 1/15/08; Albany Business Review 1/15/08

In this piece on attempts by Native Americans to have ancestral remains returned by the University of California, SF State is cited as a university that already has returned some remains to area tribes. Oakland Tribune 1/14/08; Los Angeles Times 1/13/08

Alum Mike Howard and his wife Joanne are featured in this column on how couples met. San Francisco Chronicle 1/13/08

Photographs by alum Bill Owens, on exhibit at Hofstra University, are called “so rich in detail they almost suggest an anthropological study of these emerging suburban communities as some sort of exotic new culture.” New York Times 1/13/08

Professor of Secondary Education Mark Phillips comments on the College of Marin in this editorial. Marin Independent Journal 1/13/08

Political Science Professor Robert Smith discusses Barack Obama, race and the Democratic primaries. Baltimore Sun 1/13/08

In this letter to the editor, the relationship between the College of Marin and SF State is praised. Marin Independent Journal

In this letter to the editor, Anthropology Lecturer Niccolo Caldararo calls for scientific rigor in studying potential links between disease, the brain and group membership. San Francisco Chronicle 1/11/08

Among celebrities supporting presidential contenders is Sean Penn, who announced his support for Dennis Kucinich while speaking at SF State. Los Angeles Times 1/11/08

In this audio clip, a student recounts his experiences in a wheelchair design course at SF State.
NPR’s Talk of the Nation

University Police arrested two suspects in an attempted robbery aboard a Muni bus. San Francisco Examiner 1/10/08

Professor Emeritus Leo Litwak comments on writer and activist Tillie Olsen. San Francisco Chronicle 1/10/08

Two floating salmon pens used for youth education are damaged by storms and temporarily tethered at Romberg Tiburon Center. Marin Independent Journal 1/9/08

In his inaugural address, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom says, “Our city commitment to a lifetime of learning is best exemplified by San Francisco Promise, a new initiative that will guarantee a place at San Francisco State University to every qualified high school student.” San Francisco Sentinel 1/9/08

Alum Daniel Martin-McCormick, lead vocalist and guitarist of the group Mi Ami, is featured. San Francisco Bay Guardian 1/9/08

Associate Professor of Creative Writing Toni Mirosevich, and her new book “Pink Harvest: Tales of Happenstance,” are featured. Everett (Wash.) Herald 1/9/08

In this feature on the growth of hospitality management programs, alum Carmen Serra comments on the strong job market she encountered at graduation. USA Today 1/8/08

Alum Chris Scarabosio, “one of the most sought-after sound designers and re-recording mixers in the business,” is featured. Variety 1/7/08

Rep. Tom Lantos, professor emeritus at SF State, is praised in this opinion piece for his “unrivaled career as a voice for the oppressed.” San Jose Mercury News 1/7/08

Alum Sean McLean Brown talks about the Veterans Writing Group and the anthology in which his work appears, “Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace," edited by Maxine Hong Kingston.
San Francisco Chronicle

Alum Xo Terra, an artist, is featured. Sierra Vista Herald 1/7/08

The search continues for student Donna Jou, last seen in June leaving a party in Southern California. Malibu Canyon News 1/6/08

Student Lucian Gregg has a fatal crash while bike riding in Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz Sentinel 1/4/08

Don Zingale, founding dean of the College of Health and Human Services, is nominated for president of the State University of New York, Cobleskill. Albany Times-Union 1/4/08

Rep. Tom Lantos, professor emeritus of economics, announces he will retire at the end of this year as he battles cancer of the esophagus. San Francisco Chronicle 1/3/08; Los Angeles Times 1/3/08; Washington Post 1/3/08; Oakland Tribune 1/3/08; San Mateo County Times 1/3/08

Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null says that the storm system headed for the Bay Area has been very persistent over the last five days. San Jose Mercury News 1/3/08

Assistant Professor of Cinema Aaron Kerner is co-curator of “Katsushige Nakahashi: The Depth of Memory," a new work commissioned for the SF Camerawork gallery. San Francisco Chronicle 1/3/08

Alum Pasit Raviruchiphun is the owner of Singapore Old Time Café in Dublin. Oakland Tribune 1/2/08

Rich DeLeon, professor emeritus of political science, comments on demographic changes predicted for San Francisco. San Francisco Chronicle 1/2/08

Urban Studies Professor Raquel Pinderhughes says "efforts to improve environmental quality, especially at local level, have functioned unintentionally—and sometimes intentionally—to gentrify neighborhoods and displace poor people." The Women’s International Perspective 1/2/08

Alum Paul Desmond, who “penned one of the most successful jazz classics of all time, ‘Take Five,’ is remembered in this feature. NPR 1/2/08

Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null comments on a major rain storm headed for the Bay Area.
San Jose Mercury News

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