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SF State in the News 2009

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

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Dec

SF State's role in founding Asian American Studies is addressed. Inside Higher Education 12/30/09

 

Alum Ken White is writing a play about an old friend who was a follower of Jim Jones. Merced Sun-Star 12/27/09 ; Modesto Bee 12/28/09

 

Students Barret Hacia and Emma Freed were honored by the Peninsula Humane Society with a community service award. San Mateo County Times 12/26/09

 

Assistant Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell discusses his study that found people feel happier when spending money on experiences rather than material possessions. NPR Science Friday 12/25/09

 

"Black Nature" by Camille Dungy, associate professor of creative writing, is reviewed.  Baltimore Sun 12/20/09

 

Members of the band Fool's Gold, came together at SF State. Los Angeles Times 12/17/09

 

Alum Carolyn Schapper is profiled. The Californian 12/16/09

 

Alum Robbie Conal has a new book of illustrations, "Not Your Typical Political Animal." Los Angeles Times 12/16/09

 

Professor of International Relations Andrei Tsygankov comments on U.S., NATO relations. Russia Profile 12/14/09

 

SF State student Earl Neconie is just one of many iPhone users who could be charged extra for high data usage. Philadelphia Inquirer 12/14/09

 

Alexander String Quartet's unique partnership with Bay Area sponsors, including SF State, is explored. San Francisco Chronicle 12/13/09

 

Police arrested protesters at University of California, Berkeley, one day after arrests at SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 12/12/09; Associated Press 12/12/09

 

Police arrested protesters at SF State and the Business building is open for classes as usual. San Francisco Chronicle 12/11/09; New York Times 12/11/09; Inside Higher Ed 12/11/09;United Press International 12/11/09; Winston-Salem Journal (N.C.) 12/11/09; CNN 12/10/09; USA Today 12/10/09; San Jose Mercury News 12/10/09; Christian Science Monitor 12/10/09; Orlando Sentinel 12/10/09; KTVU 12/10/09; Napa Valley Register 12/10/09

 

Protests at SF State are referenced in this article about student protests at UC Berkeley. Associated Press 12/11/09

 

Police arrested protesters at SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 12/10/09; Associated Press 12/10/09 ; Inside Higher Ed 12/10/09 ; KCBS 12/10/09; NBC 12/10/09; ABC7 12/10/09; KGO-Am 12/10/09; San Francisco Examiner 12/10/09

 

Student Jesse Fernandez's film "A cartoon about death" is in the final rounds of the National College Funny Film Competition. San Francisco Examiner 12/10/09

 

A group of protesters took over the Business building at SF State. San Jose Mercury News 12/9/09 ; ABC 30 12/9/09; CBS 5 12/9/09; New York Times 12/9/09; KCBS 12/9/09; San Francisco Chronicle 12/9/09; San Francisco Examiner 12/9/09

 

Students in San Mateo County are among those who get priority to be admitted to SF State. San Jose Mercury News 12/9/09

 

Professor of Theatre Arts Joel Schechter discusses Yiddish theatre in this piece he authored. The Jewish Daily Forward 12/8/09

 

Martin Linder, associate professor of design and industry, has won the Nightingale Award for his innovative chair design. San Francisco Examiner 12/08/09

 

This opinion piece by Sanjoy Banerjee, professor of international relations, addresses the relationship between India and China. New America Media 12/08/09

 

Alum Anthony Lucas shares his story of founding Anthony's Cookies. San Francisco Chronicle 12/7/09

 

The work practices of a San Francisco city appraiser who also attends SF State are under scrutiny. San Francisco Chronicle 12/7/09

 

Jan Null, adjunct professor of meteorology, comments on storms expected in the Bay Area. KCBS 12/6/09

 

Biology Lecturer William Cochlan comments on the toxic blooms of bird-killing algae that appeared along the Pacific Coast. San Luis Obispo Tribune 12/6/09

 

Roy Conboy, professor of creative writing, comments on the impact of budget cuts to  the CSU.  Theatre Bay Area 12/4/09

 

Jason Porth, associate director of community relations, comments on a new book, "Why Are Jews Liberals?" j., The Jewish Weekly 12/3/09

 

Jan Null, adjunct professor of meteorology, comments on the upcoming storms expected in California. San Jose Mercury News 12/3/09

 

Alum Bill Blair joins the Napa Valley College Foundation. Napa Valley Register 12/3/09

 

Professor of Anthropology Bernard Wong and Professor of Asian American Studies Grace Yoo comment on Cupertino's city council, which now has an Asian-American majority. San Jose Mercury News 12/2/09

 

SF State ranks second among master's degree granting institutions for students who study abroad for at least one year. Chico Enterprise Record 12/1/09

 

Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management Jo Volkert discusses the changes around admissions due to budget cuts. Inside Higher Ed 12/1/09

 

Nov

Alum Anthony Peckham, who wrote the screenplay for "Invictus," is profiled. Hollywood Reporter 11/30/09

 

Professor and Chair of Anthropology Douglass Bailey comments on an exhibit dating from 5000 to 3500 B.C. that will open at New York University. New York Times 11/30/09

 

Some institutions have begun to offer classes to CSU students who have had trouble getting into classes. San Mateo County Times 11/30/09

 

Professor of Marketing Bill Perttula comments on the rise in popularity of Cyber Monday shopping. Myrtle Beach Sun News 11/30/09

 

Student Andres Salas, a Muay Thai competitor, will compete at the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur World Cup. Stockton Record 11/30/09

 

Nov. 30 is the deadline for undergraduate admissions applications at most CSU institutions, including SF State. Los Angeles Times 11/29/09

 

Lawyer and alum Dan Monnat is featured in this question-and-answer piece. Wichita Eagle 11/29/09

 

Student Michael Parks helped organize an afternoon of athletics that raised $2,000 for John F. Kennedy High School in Fremont. San Jose Mercury News 11/29/09

 

Alum Jake Shields is among the top professional mixed martial arts fighters in the country. San Francisco Examiner 11/29/09

 

Student Adam Pallin discusses the planning necessary for a city-wide network of bike paths in San Mateo. San Francisco Examiner 11/29/09

 

Alum Johnny Mathis is profiled. Newport News Daily Press 11/27/09

 

Students penned reflections on the rape at Richmond High School. San Francisco Chronicle 11/27/09

 

Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Barbara Damashek is directing "Fat Pig" at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. San Francisco Chronicle 11/26/09

 

The Alexander String Quarter, SF State's quartet-in-residence, is profiled. Fanfare Magazine 11/25/09

 

Alum Jim Wunderman is leading a charge to convene a Constitutional convention to change the way California elects politicians and handles finances. New York Times 11/21/09

 

Professor Ryan Howell's research on purchasing experiences rather than material possessions is cited. The Salt Lake Tribune 11/20/09

 

President Robert A. Corrigan, who received the San Francisco Business Times' Most Admired CEO award for his leadership at SF State, is featured. San Francisco Business Times 11/20/09

 

Biology Professor Tom Parker is helping identify a Manzanita plant, thought to be extinct, that was recently discovered in San Francisco’s Presidio. ABC7 11/18/09

 

Student Elray Jones Jr., was killed in Oakland Wednesday night. San Jose Mercury News 11/19/09

 

The bond sale that will support the J. Paul Leonard & Sutro Library is discussed. Bloomberg 11/19/09

 

Students protested budget cuts to CSU. San Francisco Chronicle 11/18/09

 

Research by Jan Null, adjunct professor of meteorology, is cited in this article. The St. Augustine Record 11/18/09

 

CSU Chancellor Charles Reed's request for increased funding for the CSU in 2010-11 would benefit campuses such as SF State. San Francisco Examiner 11/17/09

 

Renovation of SF State's J. Paul Leonard Library is among the projects that will receive funds from the sale of Build America Bonds. Bloomberg 11/17/09

 

Alum Aaron French brings food and science as head chef at two East Bay eateries. East Bay Express 11/16/09

 

Alums Scott and Matt Higa are profiled. San Francisco Examiner 11/15/09

 

San Francisco and the wider Bay Area are second behind New York in pedestrian fatalities among the nation's 52 largest metropolitan areas. Sacramento Bee 11/16/09; Fresno Bee 11/16/09

 

In this letter to the editor, Shawn Whalen, chair of the Academic Senate, comments on the budget crisis. San Francisco Chronicle 11/16/09

 

Alum Peter Sinn Nachtrieb is profiled. San Francisco Chronicle 11/15/09

 

Alum and accomplished David Lewin found his passion by accident when he was required to take a class outside his major. The Union of Grass Valley 11/15/09

 

SF State is one of three U.S. universities that have created permanent chairmanships, programs or centers on Israel education after having participated in AICE’s visiting scholar initiative. Jewish Herald Voice 11/13/09

 

A parent of an SF State student joins many who are concerned about public higher education in California. San Francisco Chronicle 11/12/09

 

Biology Lecturer J.R. Blair, an expert on fungi, is profiled. Half Moon Bay Review 11/11/09

 

Student Allie Mendonca coaches the Half Moon Bay High School cheerleading squad when not studying for her degree in child development. Half Moon Bay Review 11/11/09

 

Criteria for admission to SF State is changing due to the budget crisis. San Francisco Chronicle 11/11/09

 

SF State is among the campuses facing budget cutbacks. CBS 5 11/10/09

 

Alum Tom Espinoza, whose car was stolen, had to pay the towing and storage fees once it was found by police. San Francisco Chronicle 11/10/09

 

New research by Ryan Howell, assistant professor of psychology, is cited. The Globe and Mail 11/9/09

 

Hear alum Chad Sweeney read from his book of poetry, "Arranging the Blaze." The Southeast Review 11/7/09

 

Caitlin Ryan, principal investigator of the Family Acceptance Project at the Cesar E. Chavez Institute, gave a well received lecture on tolerance of LGBT youth. Kalamazoo News 11/6/09; News Ch. 3 (Kalamazoo) 11/6/09

 

Jan Null, adjunct professor of meteorology, comments on use of water by Bay Area residents. San Jose Mercury News 11/6/09

 

Alum Cleve Jones, founder of the AIDS Quilt, recently spoke about his life and AIDS awareness and is profiled in this article. Forest Grove News Times 11/5/09

 

Working to accomplish your goals may cause stress in the moment, but will increase happiness, according to new research by Ryan Howell, assistant professor of psychology. Miller-McCune 11/5/09

 

August Coppola, former dean of the College of Creative Arts, is remembered for his leadership and vision. San Francisco Chronicle 11/4/09

 

East Bay commuters like Geography Lecturer Christopher McGee spend more than an hour commuting each day according to a new study. Contra Costa Times 11/4/09

 

Professor of Philosophy Jacob Needleman says, "bankers aren’t listening to society," when it comes to executive profits. Bloomberg News 11/4/09

 

Alum Beth Wilmurt discusses her approach to acting. San Francisco Bay Guardian 11/4/09

 

Professor of Political Science Robert Smith comments on Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums' ability to lead in light of personal tax troubles. Oakland Tribune 11/3/09

 

Alum Chad Newton, Executive Chef of Fish & Farm Restaurant, is credited with offering the Bay Area's best burger. ABC 7 11/3/09

 

San Francisco's first new bike lane in three years is at SF State. The New York Times 11/3/09

 

The late Him Mark Lai, who had taught at SF State, is honored as a Chinese American Hero. Asian Week 11/2/09

 

To coincide with Business Ethics Week at SF State, Denise Kleinrichert, assistant professor of management, is featured in this 3-Minute Interview. San Francisco Examiner 11/2/09

 

Student Yesenia Molina took part in a peace rally to end local violence in Watsonville. Santa Cruz Sentinel 11/2/09


Professor of Political Science Robert Smith said there is little to be made of Tuesday's election results "unless (Garamendi) loses or wins by a narrow margin."  San Francisco Chronicle 11/2/09


The closure of Hokubei Mainichi and Nichi Bei Times signals the end of an era, according to Jon Funabiki, professor of journalism. New America Media 11/2/09

 

Former Dean of Creative Arts August Coppola has died. Scottish Daily Record 11/2/09

 

Provost Sue Rosser is quoted in this article about a meeting of the National Science Foundation's Advance program. Chronicle of Higher Education 11/1/09


Student Carlos Bonilla placed second in the "Confessions of a Carpooler" contest held by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. Vallejo Times Herald 11/1/09

 

Alumna Mimi Katz received the Angels in Adoption award from the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute. Marin Independent Journal 11/1/09

 

October

'No pain no gain' also holds true for getting increased levels of happiness, says a new study by Ryan Howell, assistant professor of psychology. Times of India 10/30/09

 

Former Dean of Creative Arts August Coppola has died. Los Angeles Times 10/30/09; Associated Press 10/30/09

 

Alum John Handy is honored. San Jose Mercury News 10/30/09

 

Student Lisa Ethridge speaks to the challenge of riding BART while the Bay Bridge is closed. San Francisco Chronicle 10/30/09

 

Student Melissa Suncin is one of 32 semifinalists in the third annual Rooftop Comedy National College Funny Filmmaker Competition. San Francisco Chronicle 10/30/09

 

Alum Skot Christopherson won the prestigious Bronze Typewriter Award at the Austin Film Festival for best screenplay. Santa Cruz Sentinel 10/30/09

 

Alumna Karen Cherniss has joined Pacific Union Real Estate as a sales associate in the Napa Valley office. Napa Valley Register 10/29/09

 

Jazz great and alum John Handy will receive the San Francisco Jazz Festival's prestigious Beacon Award.  San Mateo Times 10/29/09

 

Alumna Kristy Levings and her business partner run Cache Creek Meat Co., which raises a variety of free range chickens. Sacramento Bee 10/28/09

 

Associate Professor of Management Sally Baack participates in this panel discussion on the role of ethics in business. KQED 10/23/09 

 

Coach Tom Lyons says the main benefit associated with stretching is to help with recovery after exercising. San Francisco Chronicle 10/26/09

 

Alum Mourad Lahlou, owner of the restaurant Aziza, is profiled. San Francisco Chronicle 10/25/09

 

Alumna Linda Tassano is profiled. Marin Independent Journal 10/24/09

 

Student Laura Beth David is part of a Hillel-funded effort to connect with uninvolved Jewish students on campus.  j., the Jewish News Weekly 10/23/09

 

Professor of Biology Dennis Desjardin recently discovered seven new species of luminescent mushrooms. Science 10/23/09; Pacifica Tribune 10/22/09

In this article, President Robert A. Corrigan said, "the Bay Area economy works because of the thousands of graduates that come out of places like San Francisco State." Times Higher Education (UK) 10/22/09

 

Marc Krizack, director of Whirlwind Wheelchair International, is interviewed about the $4.8 million Department of Education grant awarded to Whirlwind. San Francisco Examiner 10/22/09

 

Michael Musheno, professor of criminal justice studies, says that Taser International's recent announcement about the risk of cardiac arrest from its product has been widely known for a long time. KCBS 10/21/09

 

Suzanne Pullen, SF State's Hearst scholar, is the subject of this 3-Minute interview. San Francisco Examiner 10/21/09

 

The tale of Professor Emeritus Ralph Anspach's fight over a trademark dispute is chronicled. Wall Street Journal 10/20/09

 

In this opinion piece, Assistant Professor of International Relations Andrei Tsygankov writes of the growing economic and political influence of China on Russia's policy decisions. The St. Petersburg Times 10/19/09 

 

Philip King, associate professor of economics, was hired by Citizens for Real Economic Growth to review the urban decay section of the draft Environmental Impact Report for the Marina Center development. Times-Standard (Eureka) 10/18/09

 

Associate Librarian David Hellman reviews a new book, Chronic City, by Jonathan Lethem. San Francisco Chronicle 10/18/09

 

Alum Cornelia Nixon's new novel, "Jarrettsville," is discussed. San Jose Mercury News 10/15/09

 

SF State students are among the recipients of scholarships from the ARCS Foundation, a group of volunteer women who support young scientists. San Francisco Chronicle 10/14/09

 

Increased emphasis on standardized testing and the overload of homework adds to the stress experienced by teenagers, says Professor of Secondary Education Mark Phillips in this opinion piece. Marin Independent Journal 10/12/09

 

Alum and organist Timothy Tikker is profiled. Jackson Citizen Patriot (Michigan) 10/11/09

 

That students will spend more time in college to earn a degree is the likely outcome of budget cuts to CSU, as experienced by SF State student Michael Redoglia. New York Times 10/12/09; San Francisco Chronicle 10/12/09

 

According to an SF State meteorologist, today's Bay Area storm rates an 8.5, possibly approaching a 9, on a 10-point severity scale. San Jose Mercury News 10/13/09

 

Alum and porn star Lorelei Lee is pursuing a master's degree at New York University. New York Daily News 10/12/09

 

Alum Mary Ann Piana Chapman has joined Buethe Communications as a project manager. Stockton Record 10/12/09

 

Alum Song Woo founded Lighthouse Management Group Inc, which helps businesses find permanent and temporary employees, has been named the fastest growing private company in Silicon Valley. Silicon Valley Business Journal 10/9/09

 

Kenneth Monteiro, dean of the College of Ethnic Studies, discusses the role of ethnic studies in education. San Francisco Examiner 10/9/09

 

Alum Luke Top, a bassist and vocalist in the band "Fool's Gold," is featured. The j., Jewish Weekly. 10/8/09

 

This Q& A features alum Randall Kline, executive director of SF Jazz. San Francisco Chronicle 10/8/09

 

Alumna Amy Andre was named the new executive director of the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee. Bay Area Reporter 10/8/09

 

Professor of International Relations Sanjoy Banerjee comments on the tough choices facing President Obama over the military situation in Afghanistan. ABC7 10/8/09

 

Alumna Kristine Hanson, a meteorologist and broadcaster, is profiled. Roseville Press Tribune 10/8/09

 

Dennis Desjardin, professor of biology, has discovered seven new luminescent mushroom species. Times of India 10/7/09

 

Kenneth Monteiro, dean of the College of Ethnic Studies, discusses the legacy and future of ethnic studies in this article. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 10/7/09

 

Research by SF State faculty is cited in this article about planetary chemistry. Cosmos 10/7/09

 

Drivers near SF State prowled for parking spaces near campus as the President's Cup got underway at Harding Park Golf Course. San Francisco Chronicle 10/6/09

 

Professor of Biology Dennis Desjardin has discovered seven new species of glow-in-the-dark mushrooms. National Geographic 10/5/09; WNDU-TV 10/5/09; Wired News 10/5/09; Scientific American 10/5/09

 

Alum Eming Piansay pens an essay about influential teachers. The Inquirer (Philippines) 10/5/09

 

Research by Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null is cited in this article. Fort Worth Star Telegram 10/5/09

 

Seven new glow-in-the-dark mushroom species have been discovered by Professor of Biology Dennis Desjardin. Discovery News 10/5/09; Livescience 10/5/09; El Mundo (Spain) 10/5/09

 

San Jose's campaign to encourage shoppers to bring their own grocery bags will feature print, radio and television ads by SF State students. Pleasanton Weekly 10/5/09

 

New research by Assistant Professor of Psychology Ezequiel Morsella suggests that consciousness acts like a Wi-Fi network for the brain, resolving competing urges.
Atlanta Journal Constitution 10/2/09

 

Professor of Urban Studies Raquel Pinderhughes discusses her research on green-collar jobs and her training model that prepares working-class Americans for these jobs. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 1/10/09

 

Alum Michael P. Kelly will become general manager of the New York City Housing Authority. New York Times 10/1/09

 

Mark Phillips, professor of secondary education, comments on the value of the Buck Institute for Education to Novato. Marin Independent Journal 10/1/09

 

September

Alum Vivian Myrtetus was named today as U.S. Sen. George LeMieux's chief of staff. St. Petersburg Times 9/30/09

 

The first honorary degree awarded by the CSU to a former student whose education was disrupted by internment during World War II has been awarded posthumously to former SF State student Aiko Nishi Uwate. Chico Enterprise Record 9/29/09

 

A man who died after being found ablaze at a San Francisco gas station has been identified as an SF State student. San Francisco Chronicle 9/29/09

 

In this column, Professor of Theater Arts Joel Schechter reviews the San Francisco Contemporary Jewish Museum's exhibit on children's author and illustrator Maurice Sendak. Haaretz (Israel) 9/28/09

 

Artist and alum Mark Abildgaard is profiled. Daily Democrat (Woodland Hills) 9/27/09

 

This article compares the student strikes of the 1960s with those of last week. Los Angeles Times 9/26/09

 

Alison Rood of El Dorado Hills, a participant in the SF State's Great Sunflower Project, describes her extraordinary sunflower plants. Sacramento Bee 9/26/09

 

SF State students demonstrated in support of the University of California walkout over budget cuts to public education on Sept. 24. San Francisco Chronicle 9/25/09

 

Alum and comedian Dana Carvey is profiled. Modesto Bee 9/25/09

 

Alum Amy Kelly is performing in the show "All about Walken." Sacramento Bee 9/25/09

 

Hundreds of scientists gathered at SF State in August for the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science's Pacific Division. Science Magazine 9/25/09

 

The first honorary degree awarded by the CSU to a former student whose education was disrupted by internment during World War II has been awarded posthumously to former SF State student Aiko Nishi Uwate. The Rafu Shimpo 9/24/09

 

Alum Brian Chu has produced a documentary about how the recession is affecting Americans. San Francisco Chronicle 9/24/09

 

Alum Nima Eslamich will work as campaign coordinator for Supervisor Bevan Dufty's bid to be elected mayor of San Francisco. Bay Area Reporter 9/24/09

 

A new recycling campaign will feature print, radio and television ads by students. CBS 5 9/24/09

 

In this article about gay teens, research by Caitlin Ryan is referenced. New York Times 9/23/09

 

Joel Schechter, professor of Theatre Arts, reviews the exhibit, "There’s a Mystery There: Sendak on Sendak," at the San Francisco Contemporary Jewish Museum. The Jewish Daily Forward 9/23/09

 

Alumna Lurline Bird, now 100, is profiled. The Union Democrat 9/23/09

 

CSU Board of Trustees approved granting honorary degrees to former students who were removed from school and interned during World War II. Contra Costa Times 9/23/09

 

CSU Board of Trustees considers today a proposal to grant honorary degrees to students moved to internment camps during World War II.  The first degree is expected to be awarded to the late Aiko Nishi Uwate, who attended SF State. Contra Costa Times 9/23/09

 

Alum Cameron Fuller will receive an award from the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis in recognition of his artistic talent as a printmaker. Art Daily 9/23/09

 

Alumna Annette Bening's upcoming performance in Medea is previewed. San Francisco Chronicle 9/23/09

 

Alum Steven J. Backman's sculptures made of toothpicks are on display at Mountainsong Galleries of Carmel. Monterey County Herald 9/22/09

 

In this letter to the editor, Tanya Augsburg, assistant professor of liberal studies, expresses concern over the uncertain future of undergraduate interdisciplinary-studies programs. Chronicle of Higher Education 9/21/09 (Subscription required)

 

Research by Jan Null, adjunct professor of meteorology, documents the dangers of hyperthermia to animals and children left in locked cars. NBC 9/21/09; Houston Chronicle 9/20/09 ; Austin American Statesman 9/20/09

 

Professor of Management John Sullivan suggests furlough programs could actually end up causing more problems than they solve for companies. Lansing State Journal 9/21/09

 

An SF Promise-sponsored fair happens this Tuesday night at the Civic Center. San Francisco Examiner 9/20/09

 

Alum Mike Amatori will be inducted intoThe Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame on Sept. 29. San Francisco Chronicle 9/20/09

 

Alumna Annette Bening, who will star in a 3-week run of Medea, is profiled as part of a review of the upcoming performance in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Times 9/20/09

 

Professor of Political Science Robert Smith suggests that Oakland Councilwoman Jean Quan could make the mayoral election a competitive two-person race. San Francisco Chronicle 9/19/09

 

Simon Lam, associate vice president for Capital Planning, Design and Construction, discusses SF State's progress on its master building plan for the campus. San Francisco Business Times 9/18/09

 

Arkansas' Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announced the hire of alumna Jennifer De Martino as collections management specialist. Art Daily 9/18/09

 

Alum Arthur Winfield Knight, author of a new book "Blue Moon Rising," is profiled. Reno Gazette Journal 9/18/09

 

Alumna Mu Sochua, a member of Cambodia's leading opposition party, discusses her struggles for women's rights and other reforms in Cambodia. Sacramento Press 9/17/09

 

Alumna Cynthia Minet will be among the judges of the upcoming Studio Channel Islands Art Center's 10th annual Juried Members Exhibition. Camarillo Acorn 9/17/09

 

Alum Florencio "Floyd" Medina speaks of discrimination as a Genizaro, a descendent of Indian captives  who were purchased and sold at trading posts in the 1800s. Canon City Daily Record 9/17/09

 

Robert Smith, professor of political science, views Don Perata as the favorite in the race for mayor of Oakland. Tri Valley Herald 9/17/09

 

Alumna Evalyn Hansen interviews the director of "Glengarry Glen Ross" for her column. Ashland Daily Tidings 9/17/09

 

Guitar great and alum Joe Louis Walker is profiled. San Luis Obispo Tribune 9/17/09

 

Recent alumna Melissa Hope Dennison was killed when hit by a car as she crossed a street. San Francisco Examiner 9/16/09

 

SF State students will take part in the Panetta Institute's congressional internship program this fall. Santa Cruz Sentinel 9/15/09; Monterey County Herald 9/14/09

 

Alum Paul Kandell has been named 2009 National Journalism Teacher of the Year by the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund. Palo Alto Weekly (online) 9/15/09

 

In a joint survey by SF State and Rutgers University, the State of Maine's official Web site was highly rated for its service delivery, citizen participation, security and usability. Maine Public Broadcasting Network 9/14/09

 

Alum Bob Anderson has created a new environmental television show aimed at teens. McCook Daily Gazette (Neb.) 9/14/09

 

Student Ruscal Cayangyang, a candidate for the Vallejo district school board, helped draft a list of reconfiguration models for the district.  Contra Costa Times 9/14/09

 

The San Francisco Medical Examiner's Office has identified a Sept. 6 suicide victim as SF State student Anton Jungenberg. San Francisco Examiner 9/14/09; San Francisco Appeal 9/16/09

 

Professor of Secondary Education Mark Phillips writes of the dangers of sexualization of childhood. Marin Independent Journal 9/13/09

 

Raquel Pinderhughes professor of urban studies, says a green economy could provide a pathway out of poverty for people who have been considered chronically unemployable. Miller McCune (subscription) 9/12/09

 

John Monteverdi, professor of geosciences, comments on the recent unusual Bay Area storm. KTVU 9/12/09

 

Close family ties help immigrants adjust in foreign countries, according to research by Associate Professor of Psychology Linda Juang. Malaysia Sun 9/12/09

 

Assistant Professor of International Relations Mahmood Monshipouri suggests the continued U.S. large-scale presence in Afghanistan is one of choice rather than necessity. Philadelphia Metro 9/11/09

 

Professor of Management John Sullivan suggests layoffs are a better solution than furlough programs as a cost-cutting measure. WBUR (NPR affiliate) 9/11/09

 

Alumna Kate Campbell will take over as interim director of the 3 Rivers Chorale of Illinois Valley. Illinois Valley News (Ore.) 9/9/09

 

Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies Wesley Ueunten is a leading Okinawan musician who is profiled in this article. Nikkei Bei Times 9/8/09

 

Jai Kang, professor of accounting, comments on the barriers to the global market for the Korean financial system. Korea Times 9/8/09

 

Alum Richard Lohmann has a new photography exhibit at Avenue Gallery 25. Contra Costa Times 9/8/09

 

Anthropology students help officials in Santa Rosa locate a "Jane Doe" buried in a paupers" graveyard. Santa Rosa Press Democrat 9/8/09

 

Professor of Physics Roger Bland discusses his work recording the mating call of the toadfish in San Francisco Bay. KCBS 9/7/09

 

Professor of Management John Sullivan says furlough programs can cause more workplace problems than they solve. Columbus Dispatch 9/6/09

 

Alum Nader Robert Shabahangi has created AgeSong, an innovative approach to elder care with two sites in Oakland. San Jose Mercury News 9/6/09

 

Alumna Ally Jacobs is one of the two police officers whose suspicions led to the arrest of kidnapper Phillip Garrido. Orange County Register 9/4/09

 

The film "BDSM: It's Not What You Think,"by alumna Erin Palmquest will be screened Sept. 15 at the Good Vibrations Erotic Film Festival. San Francisco Chronicle 9/4/09

 

Associate Professor of Anthropology Mark Griffin and his students are helping Santa Rosa investigators solve a 50-year old mystery. The Press Democrat 9/3/09

 

Philippe Cumia, associate director for residential administrative services, favors an online system that allows students to choose their own roommates. San Jose Mercury News 9/3/09

 

Marriage equality advocates from across the state held a meeting at SF State to adopt a structure for a statewide signature-gathering campaign. Bay Area Reporter 9/3/09

 

Tim Janssen’s research on rogue waves is featured in this article. Scientific American 9/2/09

 

Nina Roberts, assistant professor of recreation, parks and tourism, comments on the absence of minorities at national parks. CNN 9/2/09

 

This article explores the challenges facing international students attending SF State during a time of reduced availability of courses. Chronicle of Higher Education 9/2/09 (subscription only)

 

Alum Morteza Ardebili is retiring as provost of Kansas City Kansas Community College. Kansas City Kansan 9/1/09

 

August

A judge has denied a request by a group of CSU students seeking to block a student fee hike. CBS 5 8/31/09

 

Student Ruscal Cayangyang is a candidate for a seat on the Vallejo school district's board of education. Contra Costa Times 8/31/09

 

Environmental Studies Lecturer Brent Plater opposes efforts to name Pacifica's Sharp Park as an historical landmark. San Francisco Chronicle 8/31/09

 

Alum Chuck Patton, owner of Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, is profiled. NBC San Diego 8/30/09

 

In this "Parting Shots" column, the "bad" column cites the long lines for classes at SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 8/30/09 

 

Professor of Management John Sullivan says furlough programs can cause more workplace problems than they solve. Barre Montpelier Times Argus 8/30/09

 

The mother of a new student to SF State writes about the emotional difficulty of sending a child away to college. The Los Angeles Times 8/29/09

 

This column cites a note by Stephen Ujlaki, chairman of the film department, to his faculty about conserving paper. San Francisco Chronicle 8/29/09

 

Research conducted by Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null is cited. Corsicana Daily Sun 8/29/09

 

In this letter to the editor, Shawn Whalen, chair of the Academic Senate, warns of the consequences of continued cuts to higher education. San Francisco Chronicle 8/28/09

 

In this letter to the editor, Ramon Castellblanch, associate professor of health education, says the SF State faculty union has voted to make Oct. 14 and 15 days of political action against state budget cuts. San Francisco Chronicle 8/28/09

 

This article about the impact of budget cuts on UC Berkeley references the rough start of fall semester for some students at SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 8/27/09

 

Student Antoine Lagarde, who is a member of the national Homeless Soccer Team, is profiled. San Francisco Chronicle 8/27/09

 

This news brief references a San Francisco Chronicle article that describes the first day of fall semester at SF State. Chronicle of Higher Education 8/27/09(Subscription)

 

Erik Peper, director of the Institute for Holistic Healing Studies, is the subject of this 3-Minute Interview. San Francisco Examiner 8/27/09

 

Assistant Professor of Geosciences Tim Janssen is profiled in this feature article. Half Moon Bay Review 8/26/09

 

Students tried to get into crowded classrooms on the first day of classes. San Francisco Chronicle 8/26/09; CBS 5 8/26/09

 

Artist and alum Cameron Fuller is featured. Riverfront Times 8/25/09

 

An SF State student is named in a lawsuit contesting a CSU student fee increase. Riverside Press Enterprise 8/25/09

 

John Sullivan, professor of management, suggests furloughs are a management tool that can cause more workplace problems than they solve. Modesto Bee 8/25/09

 

Jan Null, an adjunct professor of meteorology, has measured the deadly trend of death from hyperthermia of children left in parked cars. The Windsor Star 8/25/09

 

Alum Rebekah Burr-Siegel was named executive director of the San Joaquin Bar Association. Stockton Record 8/24/09

 

An SF State student is profiled in a story about sexual identity. San Francisco Chronicle 8/24/09

 

Fee increases necessitated by state budget cuts have placed a premium on student financial planning. Contra Costa Times 8/23/09

 

The National Sexuality Resource Center at SF State is seeking participants for a study. Los Angeles Times 8/23/09

 

Associate Professor Gretchen LeBuhn’s Great Sunflower Project is featured in this article. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 8/22/09

 

Singer Johnny Mathis, an SF State alum, is profiled. Toronto Star 8/22/09

 

An SF State student is named in a lawsuit contesting a CSU student fee increase. Sacramento Bee 8/22/09

 

Graduate student Erin Persley, creator of the film “Empowering the Yard,” is featured in this 3-Minute Interview. San Francisco Examiner 8/21/09

 

SF State's new stem cell training program began this fall with a cohort of 20 students. San Francisco Business Times 8/21/09

 

Student Alexia Chimenti volunteers at a nearby community garden twice a week, following a trend seen across the U.S. Christian Science Monitor 8/21/09

 

As the Gordon Biersch brewmaster, alum Allen Young says he was born to brew beer. Virginia Pilot 8/21/09


New research by Tim Janssen, professor of geosciences, suggests that changes in water depth and currents may significantly increase the likelihood of extreme waves. The Cordova Times 8/20/09

 

Jon Funabiki, professor of journalism, comments on the new Nichi Bei Times Foundation created to replace the newspaper which will close. Nichi Bei Times 9/20/09

 

In this article about swine flu on college campuses, the SF State campus and sign are prominently featured in the accompanying photo. Macon Daily 8/20/09

 

SF State uses online technology to make successful pairings of roommates. Chicago Tribune 8/20/09

 

Research on hyperthermia by Jan Null, adjunct professor of meteorology, is cited. Austin-American Statesman 8/20/09

 

Founded by Lecturer John Calloway, the Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble will play this Sunday in Union Square. San Francisco Chronicle 8/20/09

 

Student Hannah Lew and other artists who form the band Grass Widow are featured. San Francisco Chronicle 8/20/09

 

Alum Larry DiVito is profiled as the new head groundskeeper for the Minnesota Twins. Minneapolis Star Tribune 8/20/09

 

Research by Adjunct Professor of Meterology Jan Null, on heat-related deaths and injuries, is cited in this column. Ottawa Citizen 8/20/09

 

Alum Kim Kwie Sjamsuddin has recently joined Citi as an Indonesia mining analyst. Finance Asia 8/20/09

 

Research on hyperthermia by Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null is cited in this article. Austin American Statesman 8/18/09; Vancouver Sun 8/18/09

 

A judge has refused to immediately block a fee increase by the CSU. San Francisco Chronicle 8/18/09

 

Alum Agnes Chan began her long ushering career at SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 8/17/09

 

Research by Assistant Professor of Geosciences Tim Janssen is featured in this article. Emirates Business 8/15/09

 

Students have filed a lawsuit against the CSU in response to fee increases. San Francisco Chronicle 8/15/09

 

Jazz Studies Lecturer Andrew Speight was chosen to be an artist-in-residence at the Brubeck Institute. Stockton Record 8/14/09

 

Professor of Communication Studies Joseph Tuman discusses other options to health care town hall meetings. Contra Costa Times 8/13/09

 

Alumna Leah Christiana is a featured dancer in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. San Jose Mercury News 8/13/09

 

Alum Antonio Borrego, a singer, songwriter and musician, will perform at Stockton's Bananafest music festival. Stockton Record 8/13/09

 

SF State is cited in this article about the CSU's policies on remedial classes. San Jose Mercury News 8/13/09

 

Professor of Humanities George Leonard, one of the original members of the band Sha Na Na, is named in this article about musicians who played at Woodstock. USA Today 8/12/09

 

Alum Paula Abajian will join the teaching staff at Baechtel Grove Middle School this fall. The Willits News 8/12/09

 

Alumna Leah Ramon is a featured dancer in Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's Greatest Show on Earth. San Francisco Chronicle 8/12/09;  Alameda Times Star 8/12/09

 

Alum Matt Renzi, best known for his tenor sax playing and clarinet, is interviewed. All About Jazz 8/12/09

 

Professor of Secondary Education Mark Phillips writes in his column about the impact of the CSU furlough program and fee increase. Marin Independent Journal 8/12/09

 

SF State student Alexia Chimenti is one of many who work at the volunteer-run Alemany Farm, which is part of a growing trend of urban farming. New York Times 8/12/09

 

Carol Piasente describes the value of the SF State education earned by her son. KQED Perspectives 8/10/09

 

Tim Janssen, assistant professor of geosciences, is interviewed about his efforts to understand freak or rogue waves. KTVU 8/11/09; Softpedia 8/10/09; RedOrbit 8/10/09; Fairplay 8/10/09 (by subscription)

 

SF State students are interviewed about their summer school experience. San Francisco Chronicle 8/11/09

 

Vice President for Advancement Lee Blitch comments on the future impact to the state of cutting back enrollment at SF State. San Francisco Business Times 8/10/09 (by subscription)

 

Debra Fischer, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, comments on the significance of a newly discovered planet in stable orbit around a distant sun, named 55 Cancri. Sun Journal 8/10/09

 

A new computer simulation developed by Tim Janssen, assistant professor of geosciences, could help locate where and when rogue waves are most likely to occur. BBC News 8/9/09

 

Ryan Howell, assistant professor of psychology, is quoted in this article about how to remain positive during a recession. Business Management Daily 8/9/09

 

Research by Jan Null, adjunct professor of meteorology, is cited in this opinion piece that warns against leaving children alone in cars. Belleville News Democrat 8/9/09; The Intelligencer 8/9/09

 

Larry Batiste, who teaches songwriting through CEL, is interviewed about his favorite places to eat and hear music. San Francisco Chronicle 8/9/09

 

This feature on Tiburon notes that SF State's Romberg Tiburon Center is located there. San Francisco Chronicle 8/9/09

 

Student Alexia Chimenti is one of the volunteers who run Alemany Farm, a garden outside of San Francisco. San Jose Mercury News 8/8/09

 

New research by Assistant Professor of Geosciences Tim Janssen suggests rogue waves occur more often than previously thought. San Jose Mercury News 8/7/09

 

Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null comments on the possibility of a very wet winter. San Jose Mercury News 8/7/09

 

Alumna Mallary Abel is co-organizer of the upcoming Cut and Run film tour in Sacramento. Sacramento Bee 8/7/09

 

Temperatures rise quickly in cars, according to research by Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null. Belleville News Democrat 8/7/09

 

Alumna Alison Chism has a new exhibit at a Delaware  art gallery. Cape Gazette 8/7/09

 

Freak waves might not be so freaky after all, according to new research by Assistant Professor of Geosciences Tim Janssen. ScienceDaily 8/6/09; Half Moon Bay Review 8/6/09

 

Research by Assistant Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell is referenced in this article. USA Today 8/6/09

 

Participants in a manganese study, led by Lecturer Rosemarie Bowler, have been selected. Marietta Times 8/6/09

 

Ralf Hotchkiss, head of SF State’s Whirlwind Wheelchair International, leads a team of engineers who create unique wheelchairs for rough terrain. ABC7 News 8/6/09

 

Psychology student Margarita Rossi moderates a community blog for plus-size women. Times-Leader 8/6/09

 

Alumna Kay Kang's art is profiled. San Francisco Examiner 8/6/09

 

Alumna Cathy Balestrieri Burton is profiled. Santa Rosa Press Democrat 8/6/09

 

Alum Eustacio Torres, a former Division II All-American wrestler at SF State, was fatally shot in San Diego in July. San Francisco Chronicle 8/5/09

 

In this opinion piece, international relations student James Lee describes how security firms in Iraq are recruiting cheap labor from Uganda. The Oregonian (online) 8/4/09

 

Alumna and flutist Nancy Tyler will perform at the "Jazz and Beyond" concert in New York. Broadway World 8/4/09

 

Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null comments on how quickly heat can rise in a parked car, endangering small children and pets left inside. The Monitor (Texas) 8/4/09; Palm Beach Post 8/4/09; Sun Sentinel 8/4/09

 

Professor of Biology Frank Bayliss is featured for his science mentoring work. San Mateo Daily Journal 8/3/09

 

Alum Jim Elliott is one of two finalists to become the chair of the Montana Democratic Party. Billings Gazette 8/2/09

 

Alum Johnny Mathis is profiled. Washington Examiner 8/2/09

 

July

Assistant Professor of Political Science Graeme Boushey comments on Gavin Newsom's candidacy for governor of California. San Francisco Examiner 7/31/09

 

Assistant Professor of Cinema Julian Hoxter will be a judge for the Seven Day Film Festival's Short Film Competition. San Francisco Chronicle 7/31/09

 

A taskforce, which includes SF State, is exploring options to make student housing more affordable in San Francisco. San Francisco Business Times 7/31/09

 

Alum Jeanetta Jordan has had success with a running club she founded in Stockton. Stockton Record 7/31/09

 

Jazz vocalist and alum Madeline Eastman is profiled. San Jose Mercury News 7/31/09

 

Alum Ruth Browns Gundelfinger is featured for her career in dance. J Weekly 7/30/09

 

The Great Sunflower Project, started by Associate Professor of Biology Gretchen LeBuhn is featured. Sunset Magazine August 2009 (subscription only)

 

A new fungus discovery by Professor of Biology Dennis Desjardin is noted in this article. The Guardian (U.K.) 7/30/09

 

Hyperthermia research by Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null is cited. KSFY-TV (S.D.) 7/29/09

 

This article cites statistics gathered by SF State faculty on deaths by hyperthermia due to being left in an unattended vehicle. The Vancouver Sun 7/29/09

 

Mitchell Marks, assistant professor of management, comments on the social pecking order associated with physical space within an office. Wall Street Journal 7/28/09

 

Alum Arman Khalili and his company, UnitedLayer that he established with alum Otto Grajeda, are profiled. San Francisco Business Times 7/28/09

 

Research by Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null, on vehicle-related hyperthermia, is cited.  Dallas Morning 7/26/09; Oneonta Daily Star 7/25/09


Professor of Communication Studies Joseph Tuman comments on the Obama administration’s approach to policy initiatives. Examiner 7/26/09


Alum Ray Call is appointed CEO of United Cerebral Palsy of San Joaquin, Calaveras and Amador counties. Ledger-Dispatch 7/25/09 


Comedian and alum Dana Carvey is featured. Broadway World 7/24/09


Research by Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null is cited in this article. Bucks County (Pa.) Courier Times 7/24/09


An SF State student discusses the effects of budget cuts on the CSU. KQED Forum 7/23/09


A judge ruled that an SF State student who took photos of a crime scene qualifies for protection under the Shield Law. The Telegraph (U.K.) 7/23/09


In this column about baking chocolate chip cookies in a car, research by Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null is cited. New York Times 7/22/09


Sisters Sara and Liz Fay are pursuing their respective master's degrees in special education while also building a strong career as musicians. Times-Standard 7/23/09


Alumna Priscilla Ebersole is cited as an example of a person whose accomplishments deserve media attention, equally if not more than those by celebrities. The Edmonds Beacon 7/23/09


Psychology Lecturer Rosemarie Bowler is leading a study on how airborne manganese impacts human health. The Marietta Register 7/22/09


CSU Board of Trustees increases student fees. San Francisco Chronicle 7/22/09; Fresno Bee 7/22/09; Los Angeles Times 7/22/09; Kansas City Star 7/21/09


Ryan Howell, assistant professor of psychology, is the focus of this interview. San Francisco Examiner 7/22/09


A federal judge in California has ruled in favor of an SF State student who has refused to turn over photos taken at the crime scene. St. Louis Post Dispatch 7/21/09


Student Brian Rutledge comments on the questionable fundraising practices of a homeless advocacy group that he worked for briefly. San Francisco Chronicle 7/21/09


In a study co-authored by Associate Professor of Marketing Judi Strebel, researchers explored consumer reaction to unexpected promotional gifts.  ThaiIndian News 7/21/09


Alumna Rima Meecha is the new administrator at River Oak Charter School. The Ukiah Daily Journal 7/21/09


Student Jack Turner comments on the loss to him and his family should state parks close due to the budget crisis. Vallejo Times Herald 7/20/09


This columnist cites Professor of Management John Sullivan’s research on the impact of furloughs. San Jose Mercury News 7/19/09


Alumna Robyn Crompton‘s sculpted garden is profiled in this article. Santa Rosa Press Democrat 7/18/09


The CSU will use a variety of methods to close a $584 million budget gap. San Francisco Chronicle 7/17/09


A judge ruled in favor of an SF State photojournalist student’s right to retain photos taken at a crime scene. Merced Sun-Star 7/17/09


Alum Jeff Langdon is featured for his work in design. Eureka Times-Standard 7/17/09


SF State tennis courts are maintained well. Inside Tennis 8/2009


Professor of Political Science Robert Smith comments on the pending debate about gay marriage expected at the NAACP convention. San Francisco Chronicle 7/16/09


A judge ruled in favor of an SF State photojournalist student’s right to retain photos taken at a crime scene. San Francisco Chronicle 7/16/09


Maxine Chernoff and Paul Hoover, both professors of creative writing, are profiled in this feature. Marin Independent Journal 7/16/09


Britta Sjogren, associate professor of cinema, and her new book are featured in this article. San Francisco Chronicle 7/16/09


A national survey, conducted jointly by SF State and Rutgers University, evaluates Web sites for content, privacy, usability, service and citizen participation. Boston Herald 7/16/09


Alumna Wahiba Chair entered an Arab reality TV show to jumpstart her own business. The Vancouver Courier 7/15/09


This column references research on furloughs by John Sullivan, professor of management. San Jose Mercury News 7/15/09


An anthology of contemporary Vietnamese poetry, translated by Professor of Creative Writing Paul Hoover, is cited in this article. Sacramento Bee 7/13/09


According to a study by Ryan Howell, assistant professor of psychology, experiential purchases yield greater happiness than product purchases. The Chosun Ilbo 7/13/09; National Post 7/12/09


Joe Tuman, professor of communication studies, comments on the lack of unity among Republican politicians in California. San Francisco Chronicle 7/13/09


Professor of Biology Frank Bayliss wins a presidential award for mentoring. San Mateo County Times 7/12/09; San Francisco Chronicle 7/11/09


Jo Volkert, associate vice president for enrollment management, comments on the CSU decision to close applications for spring 2010. Pleasanton Weekly 7/10/09


Frank Bayliss, professor of biology, will be awarded the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence by President Obama this fall.  PhysOrg 7/10/09; Boston Globe 7/9/09 


SF State will not accept applications for spring semester. San Francisco Chronicle 7/10/09; CBS 5 7/09/09


A study by Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null is cited in this article. The Blackshear Times 7/09/09


Alum Jonas Rivera talks about his latest Pixar film, “Up.” San Antonio Express 7/9/09


According to Lecturer Rosemarie Bowler, results from her government-funded study that evaluates emissions from an Ohio plant will be released next year. Fox8 (Cleveland) 7/9/09; Columbus Dispatch 7/9/09


In this article about lesbian and gay aging issues, the National Sexuality Resource Center is cited as a location for the community’s archives. Bay Area Reporter 7/9/09


A Smithsonian satellite lab at SF State's Romberg Tiburon Center is studying an exotic seaweed that can grow an inch a day. San Francisco Chronicle 7/8/09


Psychology Lecturer Rosemarie Bowler will be the principal investigator in a study on airborne manganese emissions. Marietta (Ohio) Register 7/8/09; Marietta Times 7/8/09; WTAP-TV 7/8/09


SF State student Ruscal Cayangyang will run for the Vallejo School Board. Vallejo Times-Herald 7/8/09


Research by Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null is cited in these reports. The Enquirer Journal (N.C.) 7/8/09 ; ABC4 (Utah) 7/8/09; WPEC-TV 7/8/09


Lecturer Philip Klasky states his concerns that budget crisis is having on his students as the CSU trustees meet to discuss options. San Francisco Chronicle 7/7/09


Alum Bart Hopkin has authored a book that features projects making musical instruments for adults to do with children. Marin Independent Journal 7/6/09


Student Craig Avanzino received a grant to study in Italy. Valley Times 7/6/09


This editorial cites research conducted by Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null. Memphis Commercial Appeal 7/6/09


An exhibit by alumna Jo Hanson, "pioneering environmental artist," is featured. Contra Costa Times 7/6/09


Research on air quality by Psychology Lecturer Rosemarie Bowler is cited in this article. Marietta (Ohio) Times 7/6/09


Alum Mark Walsh will serve as Marin County's new of director of finance. Marin Independent Journal 7/6/09


College of Education Graduate Operations Analyst Loretta Seva'aetasi comments on the California High School Exit Exam. New America Media 7/6/09


Research on hyperthermia by Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null is cited in this article. South Florida Sun-Sentinel 7/5/09


Catherine Powell, director of the Labor Archives and Research Center, describes the significance of "Bloody Thursday" in this article. San Francisco Chronicle 7/4/09


Alum Maricela Reynoso's work with an Aztech Dance group is featured. The Argus 7/4/09


SF State ranks high among colleges that graduate Asian American scholars, according to Diverse magazine. Hokubei 7/3/09


SF State's efforts to upgrade the Romberg Tiburon Center are featured in this article. San Francisco Business Times (subscription required) 7/3/09


SF State is among the leaders in the nation for awarding undergraduate degrees to minority students. KGO-AM 7/2/09; CBS 5 7/2/09


Alum Julie Synyard will take over as principal at St. Helena High School. St. Helena Star 7/2/09


Alum Sergei P. Tschernisch, president of Seattle's Cornish College of the Arts, says he will retire at the end of the 2010-11 academic year. Seattle Times 7/2/09


The Stone Foxes, a band composed of former SF State students, is profiled. Santa Barbara Independent 7/2/09


This cover article is about Assistant Professor of Geography Jason Henderson's research on the politics of parking in San Francisco. San Francisco Bay Guardian 7/1/09


Temperatures in parked vehicles can rise very quickly, according to a study by SF State researchers. Liberty Vindicator 7/1/09; Howard County Times 6/30/09


This decade escapes an easy label or catchphrase, according to Melissa Camacho, an associate professor of Broadcasting and Electronic Communication Arts. Contra Costa Times 7/1/09



June

SF State’s corpse flower is expected to bloom soon. KGO-TV 6/30/09


In this Q&A, Nina Roberts, assistant professor of recreation, parks and tourism, talks about the need to attract a wider and diverse population of park-goers. New America Media 6/30/09


Two women are improving after being hit by a car while crossing a street on the SF Campus. San Francisco Examiner 6/29/09


Alumna Cris Chater, executive director of Senior Access in San Rafael, is profiled. North Bay Business Journal 6/29/09


Alum John Yee, the Chief Financial Officer for the San Francisco Giants, is profiled. Marin Independent Journal 6/28/09


The Interharmony International Music Festival will take place at SF State in July. Examiner.com 6/28/09


The Corpse Flower, or Titan Arum, is on display at SF State. CBS 5 6/28/09; NBC Bay Area 6/28/09; San Francisco Examiner 6/26/09


The tradition of ensemble-in-residence is rich in the Bay Area, including the Alexander String Quartet at SF State. San Jose Mercury News 6/26/09


Professor of Biology Dennis Desjardin named his recent find, Phallus drewesii, in honor of a colleague. Science 6/26/09 (Subscription required)


SF State students were among those making a pitch for funds at a public hearing of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on June 22. Inquirer 6/26/09


Alumna Henrietta Davis will join the California Philharmonic for a performance this Saturday. Westside Today 6/25/09


In a chain of donated kidneys, alumna Laura Amador will receive a new start to life by receiving one. Stockton Record  6/25/09


Jan Null, an adjunct professor of meteorology, this year has recorded at least 13 children who died from hyperthermia in a vehicle. The Morning News 6/24/09


SF State alumna Renee Hewitt, who is starring in a theatre production in Oregon, is interviewed. Ashland Daily Tidings 6/24/09


Professor of Economics Daniel Vencill comments on the impact of higher gas prices on the average consumer. Fresno Bee 6/24/09


Temperatures in parked vehicles can rise very quickly, according to research conducted by SF State’s Department of Geosciences. Katy Times 6/24/09


Alum Dana Carvey’s career is profiled. Broadway World 6/24/09


Photographs by alum Justin Maxon, now a summer intern at The New York Times, are gaining notice. The New York Times 6/23/09


Graeme Boushey, assistant professor of political science, comments on Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa’s withdrawal from the race for governor. San Francisco Chronicle 6/23/09


Temperatures in parked vehicles can rise very quickly, increasing risk of hyperthermia, according to SF State researchers. The Forney Post 6/23/09; related: Lexington-Herald Ledger 6/23/09; Abilene Reflector-Chronicle 6/23/09; Tulsa World 6/23/09.


The first graduating class of Green Jobs Corps, a program based on a model developed by Professor of Urban Studies Raquel Pinderhughes, met at the Laney College campus for a graduation ceremony on June 22. KTVU 6/22/09; NBC 6/22/09 ; CBS 5 6/22/09


A study by Ryan Howell, assistant professor of psychology, is cited in this article about an online campaign to teach the art of happiness. Telegraph (UK) 6/22/09


Drummer Jimmy Cobb, member of the SF State-based jazz ensemble Generations, helps younger performers realize the tradition of performing together, rather than solo work. Calgary Herald 6/22/09


Alum Frank Somerville, anchor of KTVU’s nightly news broadcast, is featured. San Jose Mercury News 6/21/09


Recent SF State graduate Scott Rich wants to help others who have suffered from autism. Press Democrat 6/21/09


CSU made a settlement agreement with an SF State instructor who claimed he was wrongfully passed over for a tenure-track job. San Francisco Chronicle 6/20/09 ; Chronicle of Higher Education (6/22/09) (subscription required)


Alum Terri Oyarzun owns a grazing company that rents out large herds to eradicate unwanted vegetation, offering a noninvasive form of brush abatement and fire prevention.  San Francisco Chronicle 6/20/09


Jeff Cookston, associate professor of psychology, studies the “pilot generation,” this generation of fathers who are more involved in the raising of children. News Journal (Del.) 6/19/09


An SF State study shows ten U.S. children died this year of hyperthermia after being left in cars. Fox (Memphis) 6/19/09; Daily World 6/19/09


Professor of Biology Dennis Desjardin has identified a new species of mushroom. UPI.com 6/18/09


According to research conducted by SF State researchers, there were at least 42 deaths in the United States last year due to hyperthermia after being left inside hot cars, trucks, vans and SUVs. The Murfreesboro Post 6/18/09


Alumna Cameron Mesirow, who makes music as Glasser, is featured.  LA Weekly 6/18/09


A new SF Study of Chinese-American youth suggests family obligation is good for a young person’s mental health. WSLS10 6/17/09


Compared with pressure that many moms say they feel, "the bar is set pretty low for father involvement and father engagement," says Jeff Cookston, an associate professor of psychology. USA Today 6/17/09; Wltx.com 6/17/09


Assistant Professor of Political Science Graeme Boushey explains that some Republicans and Democrats are seeing a positive side to California's budget crisis. 6/16/09 Marketplace (American Public Media)


Eminent botanist Dennis Desjardin, professor of biology, has discovered another new plant species, a fungus called Phallus dreweseiiSan Francisco Chronicle 6/16/09; Examiner.com 6/16/09; Scientific American 6/16/09


The out-migration of blacks from San Francisco may be a reflection of an increase in their economic status, according to a study by SF State’s College of Ethnic Studies. Christian Science Monitor 6/16/09


Since 1998, there have been 422 deaths of children left in inside a hot vehicle in the United States, according to a study by Jan Null, adjunct professor of meteorology.  The Advertiser 6/16/09


Alumna Shaynee Rainbolt has a new show opening at Yoshi's in Oakland. Broadway World 6/16/09


Professor Emeritus Kenji Murase, among the first professors of social work at SF State, dies of cancer. San Francisco Chronicle 6/15/09


Alum Charles Slye, a special education teacher in San Francisco, is featured. Manila Bulletin 6/15/09


Him Mark Lai, who taught the first university-level course on Chinese American history in 1969 at San Francisco State and was "called dean of Chinese American studies," dies at age 89. Los Angeles Times 6/14/09


In this letter to the editor, President Robert A. Corrigan says Cal Grants are "essential to our social contract, our shared future." San Francisco Chronicle 6/13/09


A judge heard arguments Friday about a journalism student's request for protection under the shield law. San Francisco Chronicle 6/13/09; San Jose Mercury News 6/13/09


In this letter to the editor, Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null reminds readers that each year about 40 children nationwide die when left in vehicles that rapidly overheat. San Jose Mercury News 6/13/09


Volunteers at San Quentin State Prison come from around the Bay Area and include professional artists, graduate students and professors at nearby universities, including SF State. Daily Commercial News and Construction Record 6/12/09


According to research conducted by SF State, even with relatively cool temperatures outside -- 70 degrees -- the inside of a car can reach a dangerous temperature in just minutes. Abilene Reflector-Chronicle 6/11/09


Alum Shéri Vitolo, an author, painter and photographer, is profiled. Pacifica Tribune 6/11/09


Alum Bill Gray is honored by Pacifica Community Television at its annual Evening with the Stars program. Pacifica Tribune 6/11/09


Alum James L. Rogers, retiring principal of Ortega School in Pacifica, is profiled. Pacifica Tribune 6/11/09


Alum Linda Myers is retiring from teaching at Mendocino College. Lake County News 6/11/09


Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null said the temperatures inside a car can rise quickly, even if the outside temperature isn't high. San Francisco Chronicle 6/10/09


Top young musicians will come to SF State for the Irving M. Klein International String Competition. San Francisco Examiner 6/10/09


Husband and wife graduates Domingo and Rebecca Jarquín are featured for their work in the community. El Mensajero (article in Spanish) 6/7/09


Research by Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null is cited in this article about the risk of hyperthermia to children left in cars. San Jose Mercury News 6/9/09; Laurel Leader Call 6/9/09; Kansas City InfoZine 6/9/09


SF State is among the local universities whose faculty and students volunteer to help inmates of San Quentin State Prison. Associated Press 6/9/09


According to research conducted by SF State faculty, the inside of a car can reach a dangerous temperature in mere minutes, even when the outside temperature is in the 70s. The News Enterprise 6/8/09 ; Fort Worth Star Telegram 6/6/09


Joseph Tuman, professor of communications studies, comments on the public's willingness to distinguish between the public and private lives of politicians. KCBS 6/7/09


Alumna Madeleine Lim, founder of the Queer Women of Color Film Festival, is featured. San Francisco Chronicle 6/7/09


Mahmood Monshipouri, assistant professor of international relations, discusses President Obama's speech addressing the Muslim world. ABC7 6/4/09


Research by Associate Professors of Psychology Jeff Cookston and Linda Juang found that family obligations lessened depression symptoms among teens in Chinese American households. Los Angeles Times online 6/5/09


More than 65,000 Americans have signed up to plant sunflowers and watch the bees as part of the Great Sunflower Project, which was begun by Associate Professor of Biology Gretchen LeBuhn. Wired News 6/5/09


Alum Josh Mohr just published "Some Things That Meant the World to Me." San Francisco Chronicle 6/5/09


Some drivers like student Graham Henderson ignore laws that prohibit texting while driving. Honolulu Advertiser 6/5/09


Alum David Carradine found dead at 72.  Boston Globe 6/5/09; The Australian 6/5/09; Pravda (Russia) 6/5/09; Reuters India 6/4/09; Broadway.com 6/4/09; Contactmusic.com 6/4/09; FoxNews 6/4/09; People Magazine 6/4/09; CBC 6/4/09; Los Angeles Times 6/4/09; WKRC 6/4/09


Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco), an SF State alum, has introduced legislation to require greater transparency on compensation actions at the University of California system and the California State University system. Berkeley Daily Planet 6/4/09


An SF State student’s video of the killing of Oscar Grant on the BART platform is being used to contradict statements by witnesses. San Francisco Chronicle 6/4/09


Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null comments on the risks of hyperthermia to a child left in a locked car. The Salt Lake City Tribune 6/4/09


Drummer Jimmy Cobb is in town to perform with the Generations Band, an SF State group that mentors students in the jazz program. San Francisco Chronicle 6/4/09


Biology graduate student Genevieve Walden was awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation graduate fellowship. Half Moon Bay Review 6/3/09


Alum Mark Jackson’s approach to theatre is discussed. San Francisco Bay Guardian 6/3/09


Alum Ted Griggs, now vice president and general manager of Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, commented that he transferred to SF State when he became serious about broadcasting as a career. Tri-City Voice 6/3/09


Philip P. Choy, recipient of the President’s Medal in 2005, is profiled. AsianWeek 6/2/09


Assistant Professor of Astronomy Debra Fischer is searching for an Earth-like planet orbiting Alpha Centauri A and Alpha Centauri B.  Washington Post 6/1/09


Peter Orner, assistant professor of creative writing, will judge the writing contest, “First Person America: In These Hard Times.” Art Daily 6/1/09



May

Joseph Tuman, professor of communication studies, comments on Governor Schwarzenegger’s post-May 19 special election message strategy. Inside Bay Area 5/31/09


Juan Gonzales founded El Tecolote as a classroom project for the La Raza course he taught at SF State. TV Week 5/31/09


In this opinion piece by photojournalism student James Lee, he suggests the need for the country to acknowledge and honor soldiers’ deaths by friendly fire. The Oregon (Oregonian online) 5/30/09


Alum Don Frueh will play the organ during a ceremony to dedicate Covenant Presbyterian Church’s new organ. The Gresham Outlook 5/30/09


Alum Susanne Wong is retiring as principal of San Leandro's Adult School. Inside Bay Area 5/30/09


Alum Jonas Rivera, producer of Pixar’s latest triumph, “Up,” is featured in this article. San Diego Union Tribune 5/29/09


Artwork produced by students of alumna Susan Matthews will be on display at College of San Mateo’s Coastside campus. Inside Bay Area 5/29/09


Operations of the Tall Ship Education Academy, associated with SF State, have been suspended for at least the next year. San Francisco Chronicle 5/29/09


Eugene Chelberg, associate vice president for student affairs, was selected by American Council on Education for its prestigious fellowship program. The Bay Area Reporter 5/28/09


Alum Patrick O'Sullivan does impressions of actor Christopher Walken in “All About Walken.” Record (Stockton) 5/28/09


Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null likens a hot car to an oven, with temperatures rising quickly even on a cool day.  Fox Reno.com 5/28/09


Alumna Maria Espinosa has authored several novels inspired by her life experience. San Jose Mercury News 5/28/09


Alum Charles Hamilton is retiring as music director of the Berkeley High Jazz Ensemble. The Berkeley Daily Planet 5/28/09


Alumna Angela Neff has a new solo show, Picnics at the Asylum. Broadway World 5/28/09


Researchers at the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies are monitoring ocean currents in San Francisco Bay. San Francisco Chronicle 5/27/09


Mark Phillips, professor of secondary education, says that decisions regarding the funding of school sports should be based on the needs of the students and what will help them learn. Marin Independent Journal 5/27/09


Alum Dan Weiss is featured for his work in a San Francisco bookstore. San Francisco Chronicle 5/25/09


Associate Professor of Special Education Pamela Wolfberg challenged a friend to help educate the public about autism. North Shore News 5/24/09


Volunteer vacations for surfers such as the CommunicArte Project at SF State, are featured in this article. San Francisco Chronicle 5/24/09


Husband and wife graduates Domingo and Rebecca Jarquin, graduates at SF State's 108th Commencement, are featured. San Mateo County Times 5/23/09


Morris Dees and Willie Mays were honored at SF State's 108th Commencement exercises. San Francisco Chronicle 5/23/09


Alum Jonas Rivera is producer of "Up," the new film by Pixar Animation Studios. San Francisco Examiner 5/23/09


Columnist Ken Garcia discusses the future of journalism with SF State graduates. San Francisco Examiner 5/21/09


Research on experiential gifts by Assistant Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell is cited in this column about recession mini-vacations. Sonoma Valley Sun 5/22/09


Research by Assistant Professor of Biology Vance Vredenburg shows that at least five species of frogs in the Philippines may be endangered. The Inquirer (Philippines) 5/22/09


An SF State journalism student who is invoking the shield law, has sparked debate about who is considered a journalist. Los Angeles Times 5/22/09


SF State's 108th Commencement will feature a keynote address from civil rights champion Morris Dees, and speeches from baseball hall of famer Willie Mays and actor Jeffrey Tambor. San Francisco Chronicle 5/22/09


Assistant Professor of Biology Vance Vredenburg's team discovered a fungus that could prove deadly to amphibians. Business Mirror 5/21/09; Business World 5/20/09


Professor of Secondary Education Mark Phillips discusses values in this opinion piece. Marin Independent Journal 5/21/09


Professor of Marketing Subodh Bhat says even illegal advertising can hit its target audience. San Francisco Examiner 5/21/09


Civil rights champion Morris Dees will deliver the keynote address at SF State's Commencement ceremony on May 23. San Francisco Examiner 5/21/09


A journalism student who has invoked shield law protection has sparked debate about who is considered a journalist. San Jose Mercury News 5/21/09; Wall Street Journal 5/20/09


Associate Professor of History Philip Dreyfus is featured in this 3-minute interview. San Francisco Examiner 5/20/09


Alum and former NFL player Bill Baird will be inducted into the SF State Alumni Hall of Fame. Fresno Bee 5/20/09


Student Tommy Cross Jr. testified in the preliminary hearing of BART police officer Johannes Mehserle. San Francisco Chronicle 5/20/09; KTVU 5/20/09 ; CBS 5 5/20/09


An SF State student who witnessed a murder while completing a senior project has invoked the shield law. San Francisco Chronicle 5/19/09


Alum Kathileen Gallagher's work with dance in the Bay Area is featured. San Francisco Chronicle 5/19/09


Sue Rosser, who will take over as Provost on Aug. 15, is profiled. Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription required) 5/22/09


An SF State student is among those expected to be called as witnesses in the murder trial involving a BART police officer. San Francisco Chronicle 5/18/09


An SF State student's recorded video footage is alleged to show the clearest view of what happened during the shooting of a BART passenger by a BART police officer. San Francisco Chronicle 5/18/09


Student James Kincaid comments on the "rebranding" of the Republican party. St. Louis Post Dispatch 5/18/09


The exhibit "Firing a Legacy: David Kuraoka and San Francisco State University," by Professor of Art David Kuraoka is featured. Sacramento Bee 5/17/09


Professor of Counseling Robert Chope discusses the increase in job-related discussions taking place between therapists and patients. New York Times 5/16/09


Graduate student Jessie Fernandez's work in film is featured. Vacaville Reporter 5/16/09


Jeffrey Tambor will be named Alumnus of the Year. San Francisco Sentinel 5/15/09


This cover article features Jeffrey Tambor as SF State’s alumnus of the year.  The j., Jewish Weekly 5/15/09


Alum Ernest Gaines is profiled. Newark Advocate 5/15/09

Alum Dana Carvey will perform tonight in San Francisco. NBC 5/15/09


In this opinion piece Assistant Professor of International Relations Andrei Tsygankov suggests that a confrontation between the United States and Russia over the Caucasus may be in the offing. Radio Free Europe 5/15/09


Professor of Communications Studies Joseph Tuman comments on President Obama’s reversal on whether to release photos of torture at U.S. prisons abroad. San Francisco Examiner 5/14/09


The California State University Board of Trustees approved a 10 percent increase in tuition for such schools as SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 5/14/09 ; Los Angeles Times 5/14/09


SF State student Jessica Cuadra is among a growing trend of students who built work experience at an early age. San Francisco Examiner 5/13/09


SF State is listed among sites of anti-military protests in recent years. San Francisco Chronicle 5/13/09


Business student Vivian Chau has won the Global Youth Entrepreneur of the Year award. ABC7 News 5/12/09


Student James Kincaid comments on Meghan McCain and the Republican Party. San Francisco Chronicle 5/12/09


City officials have run “sting” operations at locations including SF State to crack down on misuse of disable placards for priority parking. San Francisco Examiner 5/12/09


SF State’s Industrial Design Outreach program mentored high school students who produced a bench for the mayor’s office. San Francisco Chronicle 5/11/09


In this opinion piece English Lecturer Jennifer Arin suggests that New Yorker articles offer sophisticated writing lessons and examples for students. Chronicle of Higher Education 5/15/09 (subscription)


Through a new NSF postdoctoral fellowship program, newly-minted Ph.Ds in mathematics will teach at SF State. Washington Business Journal 5/11/09


In this letter to the editor, the former president of the Political Science Student Association at SF State expresses appreciation for the College Republicans on campus. San Francisco Chronicle 5/11/09


Alum Monica McDonald has been accepted to Washington University in St. Louis to pursue graduate work in anthropology. News-Leader (MO) 5/11/09


Spokeswoman Ellen Griffin is quoted along with other presumed Democrats in this opinion piece. San Francisco Chronicle 5/10/09


Alum Frank Somerville has ably filled the shoes left by the previous television anchor Dennis Richmond. San Jose Mercury News 5/10/09


Alumna Jill Fosnot is one of many people who gathered in honor of their former kindergarten teacher who is retiring.  San Luis Obispo Tribune 5/9/09


Alumna Rene Catherine Wood is running for public office in Sheffield, Mass. The Berkshire Eagle 5/9/09


Visiting Professor of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts David King Dunaway is featured in this 3-minute interview. San Francisco Examiner 5/8/09


Alum Jeremiah Owyang's expertise in the social media field is featured. San Jose Mercury News 5/8/09


Organizations that participated in the Chauncey Bailey Project -- including the SF State journalism department -- were honored by the National Association of Black Journalists. Oakland Tribune 5/7/09


Assistant Professor of International Relations Andrei Tsygankov comments on Russsian President Dmitry Medvedev’s relationship with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.  Radio Free Europe 5/7/09


Alum and actor B.D. Wong is profiled.  AsianWeek 5/7/09


SF State's jazz program develops world-class talent. Examiner.com 5/6/09


Alum Josh Pearce writes about a collective poetry group, Ecstatic Monkey. Examiner.com 5/6/09


Professor of Theatre Arts Joel Schechter writes about a new exhibit at San Francisco’s Contemporary Jewish Museum. The Jewish Daily Forward 5/5/09


California State University officials say they will ask its Board of Trustees to approve a 10 percent increase in student fees when the board meets next week. CBS5 5/5/09

 

Sue Rosser has been selected as SF State's new provost. Inside Higher Ed 5/5/09

 

Research by Assistant Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell on experiential gifts is cited in this article. Huffington Post 5/5/09

 

Alumna Christine Linder will be the new principal at Avery Middle School in Calaveras. Calaveras Enterprise 5/4/09


The recent history of the campus student group, College Republicans, is explored.  San Francisco Chronicle 5/4/09


Alumna Marie Silva-Vallejo's recent book “Battle of Ising—The Untold Story of the 130th Infantry Regiment” is referenced. Philippine Daily Inquirer 5/4/09


According to research by Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null, the inside of a car can reach a dangerous temperature in just minutes, even in cool weather. Wilmington New Journal 5/3/09


Assistant Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell’s research suggests purchasing experiences brings more happiness than purchasing products or things. Mooresville Tribune 5/3/09


The final competition to be chosen as the apprentice group to SF State’s The Generations Band will be this Wednesday. San Francisco Chronicle 5/3/09


The lives of two high school sweethearts, one a graduate of SF State, are featured.  San Francisco Chronicle 5/3/09


Alum Ivor Francis has won a coveted award by American Composers Orchestra. Huliq News 5/2/09


Alum Carol Kitchens is profiled for her work in education. Contra Costa Times 4/30/09


Hyperthermia research by Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null is cited in this article. Eastern Arizona Courier 4/29/09



April

Associate Professor Gretchen LeBuhn’s Great Sunflower Project was included in the activities for Earth Day. Pacifica Tribune 4/30/09


According to research by Nina Roberts, assistant professor in the Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism, the majority of visitors to the nation’s parks are white. New America Media 4/30/09


According to a study by Jan Null, adjunct professor of geosciences, 42 children in the United States died of hyperthermia due to being left in cars in 2008. Eastern Arizona Star 4/29/09


John Sullivan, professor of management, comments on whether furloughs are an effective strategy for companies during tough economic times.  New York Times 4/29/09


John Monteverdi, professor of geosciences, comments on a tornado-chasing project.  San Jose Mercury News 4/29/09


SF State student Eduardo Lopez comments on his return flight from Mexico City and flu precautions requested of travelers. San Francisco Chronicle 4/28/09


Associate Professor of Economics Philip King comments on a proposed Wal-Mart distribution center in Merced. Merced Sun Star 4/28/09


Students from SF State are profiled in the series, "Immigrants' Children." National Public Radio 4/27/09


The Great Sunflower project, which is recruiting citizen scientists, is featured. The Oklahoman 4/27/09


"Kokomo Joe: The Story of the First Japanese American Jockey in the United States," by alum John Christgau, is reviewed. San Jose Mercury News 4/26/09


Cynthia Gomez, director of the Health Equality Initiative, comments on the transmission of HIV. El Paso Times 4/26/09


Research by Professor of Urban Studies Raquel Pinderhughes is cited in this editorial. San Francisco Examiner 4/25/09


Alum Ron Mackrodt is profiled for his work in education. Oakland Tribune 4/25/09


Associate Professor of Biology Gretchen LeBuhn’s Great Sunflower Project is recruiting citizen scientists for help. San Francisco Chronicle 4/24/09


Assistant Professor of Health Education Ramon Castellblanch, representing the California Faculty Association, voices opposition to Proposition 1A. California Chronicle 4/24/09


Pianist and Professor of Music William Corbett-Jones is profiled. San Francisco Chronicle 4/24/09


Alum Rauf Naqishbendi has authored a book "The Garden Of The Poets.”  Pacifica Tribune 4/23/09


SF State’s "Competency Based Education Training Initiative for an Early Child Care Workforce" could receive $750,000 from a Senate Appropriations bill now under consideration. Pacifica Tribune 4/23/09


Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Debra Fischer comments on the tiniest exoplanet astronomers have found to date. Christian Science Monitor 4/22/09


Assistant Professor Ryan Howell’s research suggests that spending money on experiences rather than purchases brings more happiness.  U.S. News and World Report 4/22/09


Alum Peter B. Lane will take over as the new executive director and chief executive officer of the Walton Arts Center.  Northwest Arkansas News 4/22/09


Wei Ming Dariotis, assistant professor of Asian American Studies, now avoids Hawaiian words adapted by those who settled on the island. Honolulu Weekly 4/22/09


Robert Chope, professor of counseling, comments on the front people keep up out of pride, consistent with findings in a recent study by David Matsumoto, professor of psychology.  The Punch 4/22/09


This Thursday the two finalist bands of the second annual Generations Jazz Program International Competition for Emerging Jazz Combos will perform in a dramatic "Battle of the Combos" to determine the winner of this unique competition. Jazz Corner 4/22/09


Director of Labor Archives and Research Center Catherine Powell and Professor of History Robert Cherny discussed the Labor Archives' new book "The San Francisco Labor Landmarks Guide Book." KPFA 4/20/09


Alumna Elisa Steele is Yahoo’s new marketing chief. Financial Times 4/21/09


John Monteverdi, professor of geosciences, comments on a five-week tornado-chasing project that scientists hope will finally provide the knowledge to predict with accuracy when and where a tornado will develop. The Wichita Eagle 4/21/09


Francis Ford Coppola spoke with SF State students about the tough market for personal films. San Francisco Chronicle 4/20/09


Alumna Elizabeth Sautter speaks of the challenge of having a sister who is autistic. Oakland Tribune 4/20/09


According to this writer, former SF State President Hayakawa’s book, “Language in Thought and Action” is still relevant today. Digital Journal 4/19/09


Alum Donald Lacy’s one-man show explores differences and misunderstandings among races that lead to stereotyping. Columbus Dispatch 4/19/09


A class at SF State helped jumpstart musician Booker T. Jones’ career.  Associated Press 4/18/09


A team of SF State biology students has been laying traps on the roof of the new California Academy of Sciences as part of a study of the number and type of insects in the area. San Francisco Chronicle 4/17/09


The federal government via Speaker Pelosi contributes nearly $400,000 to SF Promise. San Francisco Chronicle 4/17/09 (7th item); ABC 7 News 4/16/09; KCBS 4/16/09; San Francisco Examiner 4/16/09; CBS5 4/16/09


Alumna Kate Gallaway is co-author of a practical resource guide for creating an inclusive class for middle school children. The Californian 4/17/09


Assistant Professor of Management Mitchell Marks comments on the corporate strategy of cutting pay to preserve jobs. TIME 4/16/09


SF State business students helped their classmates file taxes. San Francisco Chronicle 4/16/09


Journalism students finished among the top competitors in this year’s Hearst Journalism Awards Program. The Amplifier Online (WY) 4/16/09


Among alternatives to traditional commercial tenants at shopping centers, Westfield’s San Francisco Shopping Centre features SF State programs. San Francisco Business Times 4/16/09


Associate Professor of Nursing Amy Nichols gives advice to nurses considering a switch in specialties. Nurse Zone 4/15/09


Alum Joseph Morris is running for Becton Regional High School’s Board of Education in New Jersey. The Southbergenite 4/15/09


A recital by trumpeter and music Lecturer Scott Macomber is reviewed. Examiner.com 4/14/09


This article discusses the bleak job market for graduating college students, including those at SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 4/14/09


The Theatre Arts Department’s production of “Cordelia (from Town to Town)” is reviewed. PlayShakespeare.com 4/14/09


If Oakland Mayor Dellums chooses not to seek another term, there will be an effort to elect an African American to replace him, says Robert Smith, professor of political science. San Francisco Chronicle 4/13/09


In this opinion piece, Professor of Secondary Education Mark Phillips discusses the "tragic" status of California's K-12 public education system. Marin Independent Journal 4/13/09


An SF State student named muralist Rigo 23's new project, The Tenderloin National Forest. San Francisco Chronicle 4/13/09


Art student Ian Maberley created a slow-down sign at the intersection of JFK and Stow Lake Drives. San Francisco Chronicle 4/13/09


SF State announced the appointment of Sue V. Rosser as the new provost. San Francisco Chronicle 4/11/09


Alum Vahid Vafael was among those who gathered for a vigil to draw attention to political prisoners held in Iran. Newcastle (Wash.) News 4/10/09


Morris Dees and Willie Mays will receive honorary degrees at SF State's May 23 Commencement. CBS 5 4/9/09


Comedian Ronnie Schell got his start at SF State. Broadway World 4/9/09


U.S. Rep Jackie Speier announced she will submit requests for $12 million in earmarks, one at SF State to support education for early child care workers. San Mateo Daily Journal 4/8/09; San Jose Mercury News 4/8/09


Research by the Department of Geosciences is cited in this article about El Niño. Asia Sentinel 4/8/09 ; Jakarta Globe 4/8/09


Professor of Counseling Robert Chope discusses the importance of keeping up appearances in tough economic times. A study by Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto is also cited. Florence Times Daily 4/8/09


Morris Dees and Willie Mays will receive honorary degrees at SF State's May 23 Commencement. San Francisco Examiner 4/7/09


Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown says he got his start at SF State. Merced Sun-Star 4/7/09


Professor of Counseling Robert Chope discusses the importance of keeping up appearances in tough economic times. A study by Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto is also cited. New York Times 4/6/09


SF State received a $1.7 million grant to expand stem cell research programs. Pleasanton Weekly 4/6/09


Professor of History Christopher Waldrep discusses the history of lynching. Merced Sun-Star 4/6/09


Alum Tullio Bertini, author of "Trapped in Tuscany," is profiled. San Mateo Daily Journal 4/6/09


SF State students were among the winners in the 35th Annual Newspaper and Television News Photography Competition. San Jose Mercury News 4/6/09


California state budget cuts have affected students at universities such as San Francisco State. Wall Street Journal 4/6/09


College radio stations, such as KSFS at SF State, play music that's not found on commercial radio. San Francisco Chronicle 4/5/09


Hudson, Ohio, is preparing to participate in the Great Sunflower Project, run by Associate Professor of Biology Gretchen LeBuhn. Hudson Hub Times 4/5/09


Work by Jimmy Cobb, drummer in The Generations Band, a program of the International Center for the Arts, is featured. All About Jazz 4/4/09


Professor of Management John Sullivan says companies lack the proper performance measures to know where to focus resources. BusinessWeek 4/3/09


Caitlin Ryan, director of the family acceptance project at the Cesar E. Chavez Institute, says that while gays in the 1970s came out on average in their 20s, that age is now 13½.. Newsweek 4/3/09


Professor of Physics and Astronomy Roger Bland captured the sounds of the Bay’s toadfish. San Francisco Chronicle 4/2/09


The Alexander String Quartet is “world class.” Times-Standard 4/2/09


The Poetry in Schools program, sponsored by San Francisco State, has had a lasting influence on today’s writers. The Record 4/2/09


Lecturer David Lee laments the shrinking ethnic media market. South Florida Times 4/2/09


Alum Bruce Smith was honored by Fiduciary360. Humboldt Weekly 4/1/09


An SF State student comments on the importance of his grandmother to his life. New America Media 4/1/09


Assistant Professor of Management Mitchell Marks says men tend to hide their feelings after being fired from a job. Washington Times 4/1/09



March

Alum Lucille Lang Day, a poet, is profiled. Examiner.com 3/31/09


The Chauncey Bailey Project, which investigated the death of Oakland journalist Chauncey Bailey and featured work by students and faculty at SF State, won a national journalism award. Oakland Tribune 3/31/09


Nancy Hayes, dean of the College of Business, discusses sustainable business education. Sustainable Industries 3/30/09


Ken White, manager of the general books department at the SFSU Bookstore, suggests digitizing catalogues will work if all publishers use the same system. Publishers Weekly 3/30/09


Alumna Robin Paloma has been appointed director of sales and marketing of the Lexington Plaza Waterfront Hotel in Stockton.  Stockton Record 3/30/09


Research by Ryan Howell, assistant professor of psychology, suggests buying experiences brings more happiness than buying things. Knoxville News Sentinel 3/30/09 ; Minneapolis Star Tribune 3/30/09


Student Joseph Yoon questions the actions by officers at the Taraval Police Station. San Francisco Chronicle 3/30/09


Lecturer David Lee suggests that the recent trend of ethnic media scaling back coverage may hurt many immigrant communities. San Francisco Chronicle 3/29/09


Romberg Tiburon Center takes care of the Bay’s health. Marin Independent Journal 3/28/09


Music Lecturer Scott Macomber's work teaching and performing across the Bay Area is featured. Examiner.com 3/27/09


Associate Professor Gretchen LeBuhn’s Great Sunflower Project seeks thousands of citizen scientists for its second year of data collection. Contra Costa Times 3/27/09


Alumna Mayra Jimenez was named editor of the Ledger Dispatch. Ledger Dispatch 3/27/09


SF State has received $1.9 million to establish the Robert and Joyce Corrigan SF Promise Endowed Scholarship Fund. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 3/27/09


The Stanislaus Arts Council will honor alumna Rofiah Breen for service to the performing and visual arts. Modesto Bee 3/27/09


Pam Baj, professor of nursing, and her husband established the Glogau Teddy Bear Rescue Fund in 2001 to assist families to ease the stress associated with hospitalization. San Francisco Chronicle 3/27/09


San Jose State University turned away 4,400 applicants, citing budget cuts. This article suggests SF State’s earlier deadline allowed it to avoid the same situation. San Jose Mercury News 3/26/09


RTC will hold an open house this weekend in honor of its anniversary. Marin Independent Journal 3/26/09


Local high school students will participate in Associate Professor of Biology Gretchen LeBuhn’s Great Sunflower Project. Chico Enterprise Record 3/26/09


The Velvet Revolution, a weekly open-mic program at SF State,  is featured. Examiner.com 3/25/09


SF State will receive $1.7 million to begin a program to train students to work with stem cells. CBS 5 3/25/09


AsianWeek columnist and alum Emil Guillermo has won best blogger on ethnic perspectives at the Northern California Ethnic Media Awards. New America Media 3/24/09


Alumna Elisa Steele has been named the new CMO for Yahoo. DMNews 3/23/09 ; Also: FoxBusiness 3/23/09


Research by Mohammad R. Kafai, professor of mathematics, suggests cereal fortified with folic acid may increase risk to heart disease. PhysOrg 3/23/09


SF State will begin a new three-year program to train students in laboratory work, research techniques and ethics of dealing with stem cells. KCBS 3/22/09


The University has partnered with hospitals to help working nurses earn master's degrees. San Mateo County Times 3/22/09


Work by alum and artist David Kuraoka is featured. The Maui News 3/22/09


The 40th anniversary of student strikes at Bay Area universities is featured. Oakland Tribune 3/20/09


Columnist and alumna Annette John-Hall laments the passing of the age of newspapers. Philadelphia Inquirer 3/20/09


Lecturer Brian Thorstenson’s new play is reviewed. Broadway World 3/19/09


Charlotte Muse, lecturer of creative writing, is giving voice through her poetry to stories of the Mutsun tribe of Indians who lived in the central coastal region of California. The Almanac 3/19/09


A new statewide program guarantees financial aid to local low-income high school students who qualify for college, similar to the SF Promise program. San Francisco Chronicle 3/19/09


Electronic student portfolios support student learning of ideas and information, as incorporated at SF State. Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) 3/19/09


Research by Assistant Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell found that people are happiest when spending money on experiences, not possessions. Chosun Ilbo (South Korea) 3/18/09


Alum Beverly Kong was named Woman of the Year for the 12th assembly district. Asian Week 3/17/09


With new funding from California’s stem cell agency, SF State will launch a three-year program in August to train students in laboratory work, research techniques and ethics of dealing with stem cells. San Francisco Chronicle 3/17/09


Designs by alum Michelle Athanasiades are featured. San Francisco Chronicle 3/15/09


Alum Nicole Daedone, founder of the One Taste Urban Retreat Center, discusses the "slow sex" movement. New York Times 3/15/09


Students from across the Bay Area came to SF State for the World Affairs Challenge. Contra Costa Times 3/15/09


Ramon Castellbach, assistant professor of health education, discusses public health insurance in this commentary. McClatchy Newspapers 3/13/09


Biology Lecturer Jonathan Stern offers the best places in the Bay Area to view whales. San Francisco Chronicle 3/13/09


Cinema graduate student Oscar Buscher, co-founded the acclaimed Inquiline Theatre Company, is profiled. Examiner.com 3/13/09


Professor of Secondary Education Mark Phillips calls for merit pay for teachers. Marin Independent Journal 3/13/09


Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto explains how different cultures display and mask their emotions in public settings. The World 3/12/09


On March 12 hundreds of students at SF State walked out of class to protest state budget cuts. KTVU 3/12/09;, Related coverage: ABC7 3/12/09; KCBS 3/12/09


Robotics expert David Calkins, lecturer in engineering, gave an overview of the future of robotics. Examiner.com 3/12/09


In reference to NASA's Kepler mission, Debra Fischer, assistant professor of astronomy, says that the ultimate goal is to take an image of an earth-like planet. Phys.org 3/12/09


Columnist Leah Garchik cites the successful "Willie Talks to Chuck" event. San Francisco Chronicle 3/12/09


Professor of English Geoffrey Green consulted widely in preparation for his new book, "Voices in a Mask.” San Francisco Chronicle 3/12/09


Alum FJ Cava’s new business, Bayview Webspot, is a success despite the lack of foot traffic in the neighborhood. Examiner.com 3/11/09


Alum Charles Hamilton is profiled for his work with the jazz program at Berkeley High School. East Bay Express 3/11/09


Alum Larry DiVito will be head groundskeeper when Target Field opens in Minneapolis in 2010. Athletic Turf 3/10/09


Joe Tuman, professor of communication studies, discusses President Obama's approach to bipartisan politics. Washington Examiner 3/9/09


Professor of Management John Sullivan comments on the use of employee furloughs as a cost cutting measure. The Cleveland Plain Dealer 3/8/09


Assistant Professor of Astronomy Debra Fischer comments on the launch of NASA's Kepler space telescope. The Peninsular (Qatar) 3/8/09


Caitlyn Ryan, director of adolescent health initiatives at the Cesar Chavez Institute, says lesbian health issues are influenced by societal discrimination. San Francisco Chronicle 3/7/09


The Documentary Film Institute's "CACHAO: Uno Mas" is attracting growing interest in Miami. Miami Herald 3/7/09


Research by Assistant Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell suggests that purchasing experiences rather than material possessions leads to longer lasting happiness.
Hamilton Spectator (Canada) 3/7/09


Professor of Urban Studies Raquel Pinderhughes says that federal funding for green jobs needs to include training for the most needy job applicants. ABC 7 3/7/09


Alum Robert Langford is profiled for his work as executive director of a charity that helps low income families. Clarion Ledger (Miss.) 3/7/09


Willie Brown and Charles Schwab met to discuss business and leadership during the "Willie Talks to Chuck" event. 7x7 3/6/09


SF State is among the institutions to receive stem cell research funding from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Sacramento Business Journal 3/6/09


Assistant Professor of Astronomy Debra Fischer comments on the launch of the Kepler Mission. CNN 3/6/09


Professor of Urban Studies Raquel Pinderhughes discusses "green collar jobs." Miller-McCune Magazine 3/6/09


Professor Emeritus of International Business Edwin Duerr comments on the future of the New United Motors plant in Fremont. ABC 7 News 3/6/09


Alum Brendan Ahern and his band Dubious Ranger are profiled. Marin Independent Journal 3/6/09


Thirty years ago, Alex Anderson's only quilting experience had come while finishing a quilt her grandmother, an SF State alum, started while a student. Stockton Record 3/6/09


Many colleges are celebrating their 40th anniversary of African American studies, a movement that began at SF State. Los Angeles Times 3/5/09


The California Assembly has named alumna Nancy Sansot Woman of the Year. Pacifica Tribune 3/5/09


Political Science Lecturer David Lee comments on the attempt to recall San Jose City Council member Madison Nguyen. MSNBC 3/4/09


The ultimate goal of the new Kepler mission, says Debra Fischer, assistant professor of astronomy, is to find a planet like Earth. Christian Science Monitor 3/5/09; ABC News 3/5/09 ; Fox News 3/4/09


Political Science Lecturer David Lee says it’s difficult to predict the political evolution of a newly empowered immigrant community. San Francisco Chronicle 3/5/09


Assistant Professor of Geography Jason Henderson is featured in this three-minute interview. San Francisco Examiner 3/4/09


SF State was listed as a possible beneficiary of funding from the omnibus spending bill. San Francisco Chronicle 3/4/09


Alum Heather Pearl's comedy style is profiled. The Bee (Ore.) 3/4/09


Alum Megan Wilkinson has been promoted to executive director of the O'Hanlon Center for the Arts. Contra Costa Times 3/4/09


An ad campaign that targets boycotts and protestors on college campuses will run in college papers, including SF State's. The Jewish Journal 5/3/09


Assistant Professor of Astronomy Debra Fischer says there exists a "wild range of planets" that the new Kepler mission is set to explore. New York Times 3/3/09


ICA’s Executive Director Jeffrey N. Babcock has been named vice president and artistic director of the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Arizona Republic 3/3/09; East Valley Living 3/3/09


Research by Caitlin Ryan, principal investigator of the Family Acceptance Project, is featured in this article about teen suicide. EDGE 3/3/09


The legality of some universities’ responses to unpopular ideas is discussed in this article. Los Angeles Times 3/3/09


Debra Fischer, assistant professor of astronomy, comments on the start of NASA's Kepler mission. Astrobiology Magazine 3/2/09


Assistant Professor of Geology Mary Leech is profiled. The Almanac 3/1/09


A program called "Science Education Partners in Geosciences," which will start next fall at SF State, is featured. The Almanac 3/1/09


Assistant Professor of Geology Mary Leech discusses tectonic boundaries in the South Bay. The Almanac 3/1/09


Alum Kitty Muntzel's work as a costume designer for the Berkeley Repertory Theatre is featured. San Francisco Chronicle 3/1/09



February

Journalism Lecturer Jon Rochmis comments on the importance of the San Francisco Chronicle to San Francisco. Los Angeles Times 2/28/09


Professor of International Relations Andrei Tsygankov comments on relations between the U.S. and Russia. Radio Free Europe 2/28/09


Marketing Lecturer Jan Ahrens comments on the use of Barack Obama's image to sell products. Contra Costa Times 2/28/09


College of Business Dean Nancy Hayes comments on the trend of working remotely. MSNBC 2/26/09


Faculty and staff in the Raza and Asian American Studies departments signed a petition to allow a Buddhist temple in Oakland to continue to serve brunch on Sundays. Oakland Tribune 2/26/09


Joseph McBride, associate professor of Cinema, talks about Barry Bonds. San Francisco Examiner 2/26/09


Student Chase Partridge says he feels safe when visiting his grandmother in Mexico, despite the increase in violence there. ABC7 2/26/09


An ad campaign "to debunk the mythology of the anti-Israel forces" is running in student newspapers in Great Britain and the U.S., including that at SF State. Jerusalem Post 2/26/09


A staff member who allegedly took student fees for unauthorized placement exams has been charged. San Francisco Examiner 2/26/09


Debra Fischer, assistant professor of astronomy, comments that the new Kepler mission is just one step in learning about the worlds that orbit distant starts. Voice of America 2/26/09


In this opinion piece, Mark Phillips, professor of secondary education, discusses budget cuts to education. Marin Independent Journal 2/26/09


SF State student Emily Christ enjoys the little-known Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve. Sacramento Bee 2/26/09


Alum Matt Pelfrey has a new play about making it in Hollywood, called Pure Shock Value. San Francisco Chronicle 2/26/09


Laura Yim, assistant professor of English, led people in Hawaiian prayers before discussing the importance of the ceded lands at a rally in Sacramento.  San Jose Mercury News 2/25/09 , San Francisco Chronicle 2/25/09


Associate Professor of Journalism Rachele Kanigel comments on financial trouble at the San Francisco Chronicle. San Francisco Examiner 2/25/09


Assistant Professor of Astronomy Debra Fisher comments on the launch of NASA's Kepler spacecraft. Space Daily 2/25/09


Research by Assistant Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell shows that people felt happier when spending money on experiences, not gifts. Scientific American 2/25/09; The Courier-Mail (Australia) 2/25/09


Ryan Howell, assistant professor of psychology, says research indicates that experiences make us happier than possessions. Globe and Mail 2/24/09; related coverage: Examiner.com 2/24/09


Assistant Professor of Astronomy Debra Fischer comments on the likelihood that NASA's Kepler mission will find earth-like planets that can sustain oceans. BusinessWorld Online (Philippines) 2/24/09; The Epoch Times (N.Y.) 2/21/09


This article compares gubernatorial hopefuls Meg Whitman and Mayor Gavin Newsom, whose values include guaranteeing admission to SF State for all qualified graduating public high school seniors. San Francisco Chronicle 2/23/09


Research by Assistant Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell finds that buying experiences gives people more happiness than buying material possessions. Lawrence Journal-World (Kan.) 2/23/09; Press of Atlantic City (N.J.) 2/23/09

Alum Lindsey Wolkin is profiled in this article about synchronized skating. San Francisco Chronicle 2/23/09


Student Maria Krogshede was among the hundreds of people who watched the Academy Awards from San Francisco's Castro Theatre. San Francisco Chronicle 2/23/09


Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto discusses his study of contempt, anger and disgust among ideologically-motivated groups, which has attracted funding from the Pentagon's Minerva Research Initiative. Contra Costa Times 2/22/09


Alum Sean Ahearn was honored as Realtor Associate of the Year by the Kaua'i Board of Realtors. The Garden Island (Hawaii) 2/22/09


Research by Assistant Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell found that people feel happiest when spending money on experiences. Conde Nast Portfolio 2/20/09


Assistant Professor of Astronomy Debra Fischer comments on the launch of the NASA ship, Kepler, which will hunt for Earth-sized "exoplanets" in the Milky Way. The Times (U.K.) 2/20/09 ; San Francisco Chronicle 2/20/09; Reuters 2/20/09


Research by Assistant Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell found that people are happier when spending money on experiences, not possessions. Times of India 2/20/09


John Sullivan, professor of management, suggests many layoffs are handled poorly by companies, resulting in the best employees leaving. Rediff News (India), 2/19/09


Alumna Norma Hotaling is profiled. Mother Jones 2/19/09


Alumna Gail Edwards and her efforts to expose young people to music are profiled. Pacifica Tribune 2/18/09


Alum Wyatt Yeager was appointed to a scientific advisory board of Oceanic Research and Recovery Inc. MSNBC 2/18/09 


Political Science Lecturer David Lee comments on the closing of Ming Pao Daily, a Chinese-language daily newspaper. New American Media 2/18/09


Research by Assistant Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell found that people are happier when spending money on experiences, not possessions. Houston Chronicle 2/17/09


The Welcome Back Initiative at SF State has helped thousands of foreign-trained medical professionals find appropriate work. The Ledger (Fla.) 2/16/09


Alum Hal Athon was inducted into the Yuba College Athletic Hall of Fame. Marysville Appeal Democrat 2/16/09


Research by Assistant Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell found that people reported being happier when spending money on experiences instead of possessions. The Atlantic Monthly 2/15/09 ; Winnipeg Free Press 2/15/09; NDTV (India) 2/15/09; Telegraph (U.K.) 02/14/09; NPR: Talk of the Nation 2/13/09; Los Angeles Times 2/13/09


SF State is mentioned in this article about African American studies. Houston Chronicle 2/15/09


Lisa Bielawa, a member of the Philip Glass Ensemble, is the daughter of Professor Emeritus of Music Herbert Bielawa. San Francisco Examiner 2/15/09


Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures Charles Egan comments on the history of Angel Island. San Francisco Chronicle 2/14/09


In this letter to the editor, Assistant Professor of Health Education Ramon Castellblanch discusses the economic stimulus plan and prescription drugs. San Francisco Chronicle 2/13/09


Thor Anderson, lecturer of anthropology, explains though the origins of the unlucky number 13 are unknown, as a society it is normal to put faith in a superstition. San Francisco Examiner 2/13/09


Research by Assistant Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell found that people derive more pleasure from experiential purchases than possessions. Tehran Times 2/12/09


Research by Assistant Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell found that people derive more pleasure from experiential gifts than possessions. WPTV 2/11/09


According to research by Assistant Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell, experiences make people happier than possessions. CNN 2/10/09; Daily Express (UK) 2/10/09; The Hindu 2/10/09; The Sun (UK) 2/10/09; Newsday 2/10/09; San Francisco Chronicle 2/10/09


SF State is one of many institutions offering classes that can help people find green industry jobs. San Francisco Chronicle 2/10/09


Alum Michael Lee has been appointed assistant vice president of Wells Fargo’s new Rincon Hill location.  AsianWeek 2/9/09


Alum Tan Tseng creates a successful business around bobblehead dolls. Winston Salem Journal 2/9/09


The column mentions a video by the SF State department of journalism which pays tribute to community artist Ruth Asawa. San Francisco Chronicle 2/9/09


Experiences bring more joy than personal possessions, according to research by Ryan Howell, assistant professor of psychology. US News and World Report 2/9/09; related stories: ITWire (Australia) 2/9/09; The Times of India 2/9/09; The Telegraph (India) 2/7/09; Los Angeles Times 2/7/09


In advance of Super Sunday, Ken Monteiro, dean of ethnic studies, said higher education is the most powerful tool to create more opportunities and advantages. Times-Herald 2/9/09


This article examines the impact on students of delaying construction of the J. Paul Leonard Library. San Francisco Examiner 2/9/09


Alum Tan Tseng has created a successful business making bobblehead dolls. Los Angeles Times 2/8/09


Former Mayor Willie Brown noted the SF Promise event in his column. San Francisco Chronicle 2/7/09


This article features SF Promise, a new program that guarantees a spot at SF State for all 6th graders of the San Francisco Unified School District who meet eligibility requirements. KCBS 2/7/09


Nick Perry, diagnosed with autism as a child, flourishes as a student at SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 2/7/09


Ohio-based Hausmann String Quartet was named winner of the 2009-10 Morrison Fellowship Prize. Contra Costa Times 2/6/09


Alumna Malena Winther is owner of Lady Bug Boutique. Santa Ynez Valley Journal 2/5/09


Using furloughs instead of deeper cutbacks is "the chicken's way out" to avoid axing jobs, said John J. Sullivan, professor of management. Arizona Republic 2/5/09


The city of Pacifica announced the appointment of alum Michael J. Perez to the position of director of Parks, Beaches and Recreation. Pacifica Tribune 2/5/09


Subodh Bhat, professor of marketing, comments on the recent trend of companies giving away their product for free. Oakland Tribune 2/4/09


Mitch Marks, assistant professor of management, talked about those who survive layoffs.  NPR Talk of the Nation 2/4/09


The Minnesota Twins announced they have hired alum Larry DiVito as head groundskeeper for Target Field. Kare11.com 2/4/09


Mayor Newsom and President Corrigan unveiled SF Promise, a new program that guarantees admission to SF State for any qualified graduate of the San Francisco Unified School District. San Francisco Chronicle 2/4/09; CBS5 2/3/09


SF State students were among the many who took advantage of a free breakfast from Denny’s. San Francisco Chronicle 2/3/09


Raza Studies Lecturer Brigitte Davila comments that Obama is a tremendous source of inspiration to Latinos. Oakland Tribune 2/3/09


Alum Don Baggett credits faith and commitment for his 50 years of marriage. The Union of Grass Valley 2/3/09


Alum Nancy Cummins is featured in this article. Pacifica Tribune 2/3/09


Traffic patterns near SF State are discussed in this article. San Francisco Chronicle 2/2/09


Alum Sheila Blair details her experiences as a teacher. Modesto Bee 2/2/09


Activism work by alum Danny Glover is profiled. Stockton Record 2/1/09



January

Research conducted by SF State and other institutions has found a 'hot spot' for toxic harmful algal blooms off the coast of Washington. Times of India 1/31/09


Alum and activist Cleve Jones urged a Bay Area audience to continue the work of former San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk. Oakland Tribune 1/30/09


Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null said unseasonably warm weather cannot be tied directly to climate change. San Jose Mercury News 1/30/09


SF State is one of 26 institutions slated to share in a $58 million training program to aid stem cell research from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. San Francisco Business Times 1/30/09


Students from universities such as SF State are submitting out-of-context comments of strangers to the Web site Overheard at College. Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription required) 1/30/09


Research by Caitlyn Ryan, principal investigator for the Family Acceptance Project, suggests acceptance of LGB youth by their families may lead to better health. Medill Reports 1/29/09


Alumna Jean Grant-Sutton, owner of Bodyworks Integrative Yoga and Stress Management Center, found her calling while a student at SF State. Argus-Courier 1/29/09


San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos, an SF State alum, is profiled by his childhood hometown paper. Andover Townsman 1/29/09


Exoplanet hunter Debra Fischer, assistant professor of astronomy, comments on the incredible discovery of an exoplanet with wild temperature fluctuations. San Francisco Chronicle 1/29/09


Yuri Cho, a member of the Afiara Quartet, speaks of her love of the violin. Edmonton Journal 1/28/09


Alum Karen Kienzle has been named director of the Palo Alto Art Center. Palo Alto Online 1/28/09


Research by Joseph Barranco, assistant professor of astronomy, suggests turbulence plays a vital role in the formation of planets. MSNBC 1/27/08


Accomplished screenwriter and alum Art Monterastelli is profiled. The Journal Times (Wisc.) 1/26/09


Alum Bob Miller will step down from his position on the Millbrae Elementary School District Board of Trustees. San Mateo Daily Journal 1/26/09


Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages Mohammad Salama will present a film by Youssef Chahine as part of a week-long retrospective on the Egyptian filmmaker. San Francisco Chronicle 1/26/09


Humanities Lecturer Peter Richardson reviews “Mary Austin and the American West.” Los Angeles Times 1/25/09


Research by Adjunct Professor of Meterology Jan Null is cited in this article. The Monitor (Tex.) 1/24/09


Alum Jason Galang is part of a growing trend of workers seeking job opportunities in health care. San Francisco Chronicle 1/24/09


Adjunct Professor of Political Science Amer Araim comments on the situation in Gaza in this editorial. Contra Costa Times 1/24/09


Assistant Professor of Geosciences Mary Leech was awarded a Career Grant from the National Science Foundation. The Almanac 1/23/09


Alum John Handy and his wife Del Anderson are profiled. San Francisco Chronicle 1/23/09


Professor Emeritus of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Stuart Hyde is still teaching and publishing at age 85. San Francisco Chronicle 1/23/09


Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism Director Cristina Azocar comments on the potential closing of The Ming Pao Daily News. New York Times 1/23/09


Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto has been awarded a $1.9 million Minerva Research Initiative Award. SF Weekly 1/23/09


Members of the band Stone Foxes met at SF State. Eureka Times-Standard 1/22/09


Economics Lecturer William Mason discusses how the recession is affecting coffee sales. Half Moon Bay Review 1/21/08


An exhibit by alumna Jolynn Krystosek, who "traffics in illusion," features creations in wax that suggest vegetation. San Diego Union-Tribune 1/22/09


Robert C. Smith discusses what lies ahead for President Obama's first 100 days in office.
KQED Forum 01/21/09 


Alum Johnny Mathis is profiled. Huliq News (N.C.) 1/21/09


Raza Studies Lecturer Brigitte Davila comments on Barack Obama's ability to cross racial and ethnic boundaries. Contra Costa Times 1/21/09


People such as SF State student Felisia Hall crowded into Oracle Arena in Oakland to watch the inauguration. San Jose Mercury News 1/21/09


Research on planet formation by Assistant Professor of Astronomy Joseph Barranco is featured. SF Weekly 1/20/09


David Lee, lecturer in political science, comments on the increasing political clout of Asian Americans in Northern California. San Mateo County Times 1/20/09


Mary Leech, assistant professor of geosciences, earned a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. San Mateo County Times 1/18/09


Paul Longmore, professor of history, comments that behaviors change before attitudes. Reporter News (Texas) 1/18/09


Alum Weston LaFountain of Portland, Maine, has been appointed interim director of the Museum of Art, University of New Hampshire. Foster’s Daily Democrat 1/18/09


Robert Smith, professor of political science, speaks to the realistic expectations of a President Obama by the African American community. San Francisco Chronicle 1/18/09


The "On the Couch" feature recounts the meeting between alum John Showalter and his future wife. San Francisco Chronicle 1/18/09


A trip to Uganda by Professor of Jewish Studies Marc Dollinger is featured. Sunday Vision (Uganda) 1/17/09


Mark Phillips, professor of secondary education, discusses the decision-making process at Redwood High School. Marin Independent Journal 1/16/09


In this opinion piece, Andrei P Tsygankov, professor of international relations, discusses the impact of the economic crisis on Russia’s energy-based strategy for regaining its superpower position. Asia Times Online 1/16/09


Family acceptances can influence the health of LGB youth, according to new research by Caitlin Ryan, principal investigator at the Family Acceptance Project. Bay Area Reporter 1/15/09 ; related: 3 News (New Zealand) 1/15/09


The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education warns university officials in the U.S. that they may be sued if freedom of speech rights are violated, citing previous legal action against SF State and others as precedent. Chronicle of Higher Education 1/15/09 (subscription)


Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto’s research into facial expressions is featured.  SF Weekly 1/15/09; TIME 1/14/09


Alum Tom Comar is helping to facilitate a new prostate cancer networking group. Atascadero News 1/14/09


More than 1000 students visited campus Wednesday to participate in Grammy in the Schools Career Day. KCBS 1/14/09


Alumna and author Gail Tsukiyama and her new novel, “The Street of a Thousand Blossoms,” are featured.  San Leandro Times 1/14/09


Alumna Alicia Dhyana House is profiled. Broadway World.com 1/14/09


Some universities in the CSU, including SF State, have moved up application deadlines for incoming freshmen. New York Times 1/14/09


Caitlin Ryan, principal investigator of the Adolescent Health Initiatives at the César E. Chavez Institute, is scheduled to speak at the 2009 National Lesbian Health Summit in San Francisco. Dallas Voice 1/13/09


The downturn in the economy is affecting higher education in California, making a college education no longer an entitlement, says Lee Blitch, vice president of university advancement. San Francisco Business Times 1/13/09


Steve Ujlaki, chair of the cinema department, will present a lifetime achievement award to German director Wim Wenders at the Berlin & Beyond film festival, which begins Thursday. San Francisco Chronicle 1/13/09


Burlingame City Manager Jim Nantell learned important skills as a graduate student at SF State. San Mateo Daily Journal 1/12/09


Alum Kwesi Amoafo-Yeboah is an independent presidential candidate in Ghana. Daily Guide (Ghana) 1/12/08


Data on acceptance of LGBT children by SF State researchers is cited in this article. 1/11/09 Vallejo Times-Herald


Potential budget cuts are affecting construction projects at institutions such as SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 1/9/09


Assistant Professor of International Relations Mahmood Monshipouri says it is too early to predict how relations between the U.S. and Iran will change under the Obama administration. Khaleej Times 1/9/09


Research by Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto shows that facial gestures may be innate. The Times (U.K.) 1/9/09


Mitchell Marks, assistant professor of management, comments on the loss of control felt by employees during a time of layoffs, in this panel discussion organized by the editors at the New York Times. New York Times 1/9/09


"Pure Shock Value," a new play by alum Matt Pelfrey is featured. San Francisco Chronicle 1/9/09


Young quartets are vying for a fellowship to study with the Alexander String Quartet. Strings 1/9/09


A new study by Caitlin Ryan of the César E. Chávez Institute suggests a link between family acceptance of LGB youth and their future health. Minnesota Independent 1/9/09


New research by Caitlin Ryan, initiative director at the Cesar E. Chavez Institute, suggests parental support of gay teens is crucial to their overall health. Bay Windows (New England) 1/8/09


Some homeowners near the SF State campus have avoided foreclosure with pre-purchase education. San Francisco Chronicle 1/7/09


Research by Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto suggests that facial expressions of emotions are innate, not learned. Sydney Morning Herald 1/5/09; Galicia Liberal (Spain) 1/5/09; Times of India 1/3/09


Robert Smith, professor of political science, comments on Mary McLeod Bethune and the Black Cabinet during President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Administration. Daytona News Journal 1/4/09


Robert Chope, chair of the counseling department, suggests some rules to follow during a time of career transition in his book, “Dancing Naked: Breaking Through the Emotional Limits that Keep You from the Job You Want.” The Star Phoenix 1/3/09


Family rejection has health effects on gay teens, according to research by Caitlyn Ryan. Los Angeles Times 1/3/09


David Lee, lecturer in political science, comments on the upcoming closure of AsianWeek. International Herald Tribune 1/1/09 ; related coverage: San Francisco Chronicle 12/31/08


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



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