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September 4 (Continued)

Volume 49, No.3
Shepard of the 'West' Arrange to visit the 'Repro' man Musical masters Recital hour returns 'The First Year': Follow five beginning teachers in L.A.
Musical masters 'Conceptual Color' at Fine Arts Gallery College of Health and Human Services College of Humanities College of Science and Engineering
Recent administrative appointments Dept. of Public Safety provides transit options for BART strike

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Shepard of the 'West'

A Showcase Production by students in Theatre Arts presents "True West" by Sam Shepard. The third of Shepard's "family" plays, "True West" explores the duality of human nature and our primal capacity to commit violent acts. Shepard, at his gritty best, compares and contrasts the lives of two brothers: Austin, an emerging screenwriter, and Lee, a derelict criminal.

When the brothers unexpectedly reunite after a five-year separation, the sibling rivalry of their youth resurfaces with a vengeance. Only this time, Lee and Austin's parents are not around to stop their "boys" from behaving like children...and from fighting like men.

"True West" will be performed at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Little Theatre. Suggested donation is $2-5. Tickets may be purchased at the Creative Arts Box Office or by calling ext. 8-2467.

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OArrange to visit the 'Repro' man

Departments considering leasing or purchasing a photocopier are encouraged to sign up with the campus Reprographics Program. It offers digital copies, full maintenance service and all supplies for 45 cents a copy. The cost of paper is not included. Printers and fax machines are also available.

For more information or to meet with a representative, contact Haro Kagemoto, Procurement and Contracts, at ext. 8-2547.

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Musical masters

Associated Students and the Jazz and World Music Studies Program will present a free master class performance of jazz and Indian music at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Knuth Hall.

The performance features an all-star ensemble of world-renowned artists including SFSU Jazz and World Music Studies Co-Director Hafez Modirzadeh (saxophone), Sandip Burman (tabla), Randy Brecker (trumpet), Victor Baily (bass), Steve Smith (drums), Jerry Goodman (violin), Howard Levy (harmonica) and Paul Bollenbeck (guitar).

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Recital hour returns

Recital hour returns to Knuth Hall, presented by the SFSU Music Department. Winners of the 2001 San Francisco Young Pianists' Competition will perform at 1 p.m. Thursday. Admission is free.

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'The Fist Year': Follow five beginning teachers in L.A.

"The First Year," a PBS documentary sponsored by the CSU System and the J. Paul Getty Trust, will air Thursday at 9 p.m. on KQED (Channel 9).

The documentary follows five novice teachers through their first year of educating students in the Los Angeles public schools. These teachers each show determination and commitment in the face of incredible obstacles. Some experience great triumphs, others experience major disappointments, but all of them must ultimately meet the challenge of how to educate their students when both families and the system don't offer adequate support and resources. What do you do when passion and idealism aren't enough?

Along with the film, there is a companion Web site where new, veteran and aspiring teachers can connect, share resources and hear more from the teachers featured in the documentary. You can also read news and reviews about the project. Find it all at:

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Morrison Artists' Series

The 49th annual Morrison Artists' Series begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, with a performance by SFSU quartet-in-residence the Alexander String Quartet in McKenna Theatre.

The San Francisco-based Alexander String Quartet leapt onto the international scene in 1985 as the first American ensemble to win the London International String Competition, receiving both the jury's highest award and the Audience Prize. Now 20 years old, this popular group continues to deliver "dream-come-true performances," says The Boston Globe.

The ensemble will perform works by Beethoven, Shostakovich and others. Admission is free.

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'Conceptual Color' at Fine Arts Gallery

In cooperation with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the SFSU Fine Arts Gallery presents a thought-provoking exhibition, "Conceptual Color: In Albers' Afterimage," from Saturday, Sept. 22, to Thursday, Oct. 18.

Bringing together a diverse selection of works by 13 modern artists, this exhibit looks at the conceptual uses of color in contemporary art since the ground-breaking work of German-born artist and colorist Josef Albers.

The Fine Arts Gallery is open from noon to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Admission is free. An opening lecture and reception with artist Rachel Lachowicz will be held at the gallery from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 22.

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College of Health and Human Services

Terry Gutkin, chair and full professor, department of counseling. Will begin teaching in Spring 2002. Teaching specialty is in school of psychology/counseling. Ph. D. in educational psychology from University of Texas at Austin. Most recent position: director and professor of school psychology program, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Adam Burke, assistant professor of holistic health (health education department). Will teach courses in holistic health, eastern perspective. Ph. D. in social psycology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Most recent position: lecturer in holistic health at SFSU.

John Elia, assistant professor of health education. Will teach courses in contemporary sexuality, health in society and training and education process. Ph.D. in education from the University of California, Davis. Most recent position: lecturer in health education, human sexuality studies and psychology at SFSU. Research interests include: sexuality education in schools, sexuality prejudice in school culture and health promotion in secondary schools.

Beatrice Yorker, director and professor, school of nursing. Will teach courses in psychiatric nursing and legal issues of nursing. J.D. from Georgia State University. Most recent position: professor of nursing at Georgia State University.

Erik Rosegard, assistant professor, recreation and leisure studies. Will teach courses in recreation, develpoment play processes, leisure and contemporary society, principles of non-profit administration and the Lake Merced project. Ph.D., parks, recreation and tourism (social psychology of leisure) from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City. Most recent position: assistant professor in recreation and leisure studies at California State University, Sacramento.

Louisa Webb, assistant professor of kinesiology. Will teach teacher preparation in physical education. Ph.D. in kinesiology from the University of Queensland, Australia. Most recent position: associate lecturer at the school of human movement studies, The University of Queensland, Australia. Research interests include teachersŐ careers, gender equity and embodied subjectives.

Clarence Matthew Lee, assistant professor of kinesiology. Will teach clinical excersise physiology. Ph.D. in kinesiology from Louisiana State University. Most recent position: adjunct faculty for Our Lady of the Lake College, Baton Rouge, LA. Research interests include the influence of acute and chronic excersise on automatic nervous system regulation of the cardiovascular system in healthy and diseased populations.

Karen Elizabeth Lovaas, assistant professor of speech and communications. Will teach courses in family communication and intercultural communication. Ph.D. in american studies from the University of Hawaii. Most recent position: lecturer in speech and communication studies at SFSU. Research interests include gender and communication, mediation and conflict resolution, and critical theory.

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College of Humanities

Makiko Asana, assistant professor of Japanese. Will teach courses in Japanese language, linguistics, and culture. Ph.D. candidate in linguistics at Harvard University. Most recent position: teaching fellow at Harvard University. Research interests include Japanese linguistics, phonology, prosody and syntax.

Julie Paulson, assistant professor of English. Will teach courses in medieval literature. Ph.D. in English from Duke University, expected December 2001. Most recent position: writing instructor at Duke University. Research interests include Chaucer, 14th and 15th century English literature, medieval drama, Shakespeare and 16th century English drama.

Mark Roberge, assistant professor of English. Will teach courses in composition theory and pedagogy. Ph.D. in education in the division of language, literacy and culture from UC Berkeley. Research interests include second-language acquisition; immigration studies; language and literacy development of immigrant students in high school and college; German, Turkish and American sign language.

Venise Wagner, assistant professor of journalism. Will teach courses in news writing, journalism and mass media, and publication laboratory. M.A. in international policy studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Most recent position: full-time lecturer at SFSU. Wagner is a freelance writer for various publications including the San Francisco Chronicle, Mother Jones and Performing Arts.

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College of Science and Engineering

Maarten Golterman, associate professor of physics. Will teach courses in particle physics, statistical physics and computational physics. Ph.D in physics from the University of Amsterdam. Most recent position: associate professor of physics at Washington University in St. Louis. Research interests include a focus on Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD).

Eric Hsu, assistant professor of mathematics. Will teach courses in mathematics education and analysis. Ph.D in mathematics from UC Berkeley. Most recent position: NSF (National Science Foundation) Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Texas, Austin. Research interests include mathematics education, ranging from undergraduate understanding of calculus to teacher professional development.

Andrew Ichimura, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry. Will teach courses in physical chemistry. Ph.D in physical chemistry from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Most recent position: research associate at Michigan State University, where he was also the Lumsden-Valrance Lecturer in Chemistry. Research interests include solid state chemistry and physics of electrides, alkalides and alkali-

metal intercalated zeolites, their synthesis and characterization.

Matthew J. La Force, assistant professor of geosciences. Will teach courses in hydrogeology and environmental science. Ph.D. in soil science/soil chemistry from the University of Idaho. Most recent position: postdoctoral fellow in geology at Stanford University. Research interests include focus on understanding trace element biogeochemistry in soils and wetland ecosystems.

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Recent administrative appointments

Dan Buttlaire will become dean of undergraduate studies, once the new dean of science and engineering is hired. He will serve as interim dean of the college of science and engineering beginning in October, after Dean James Kelley's retirement. Buttlaire previously served as associate dean of the College of Science and Engineering.

Jerry Platt will serve as interim dean of the College of Business. Platt was previously associate dean of the College of Business.

Sung Hu has been appointed interim associate dean of the College of Science and Engineering. Hu had been acting associate dean of the School of Engineering.

Alan Jung will serve as interim associate dean of the College of Business. Jung was previously a professor of finance at SFSU.

Helen Goldsmith has been appointed acting associate dean of undergraduate studies and director of the Advising Center. Goldsmith previously served as program coordinator of Liberal Studies.

Therese Cannon has been appointed associate dean of the College of Extended Learning. She had been program director of the College of Extended Learning's Paralegal Studies and Legal Nurse Consultant programs.

Jeffrey Munks has been appointed assistant dean and executive director of the Downtown Center. Munks was previously chairman and CEO of Arista Knowledge Systems.

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Dep. of Public Safety

BART may shut down at midnight on Tuesday night due to a strike by BART workers.

With on-campus parking already limited, the Department of Public Safety encourages all members of the campus community to begin exploring their commute options now. For those with that option, Public Safety highly recommends using MUNI.

In the event of a strike, SFSU shuttles will increase service to and from the Bay Bridge Toll Plaza and Daly City BART. Parking will be available at Daly City BART. Regular campus shuttle service will continue to and from the Golden Gate Bridge.

In addition to the campus parking lots, parking spaces will be available at Sunset Circle, and a Lake Merced Boulevard between Middlefield Drive and Clearfield Drive. Shuttle service between Sunset Circle and 19th and Holloway avenues will be provided betweeen 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. during the strike.

For details, call ext. 8-1441 or visit

For updates on the potential BART strike and additional commute options, call 817-1717 (from any area code in the Bay Area) or visit For information on carpools, call (800) 755-POOL or visit

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