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Volume 51, Number 15   December 1, 2003         

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UBC meeting next week
The next meeting of the University Budget Committee (UBC) will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 8 in the NEC Room, ADM 560.

Fee waiver programs open
The enrollment period is now open for the employee and dependent fee waiver programs. Eligible University employees can enroll in regular courses considered work-related or part of an approved individual career development plan at reduced rates. For details, contact the Fee-Waiver Help Line at ext. 8-2678 or e-mail Jackie Bender, professional development representative, at

Stock up for the holidays
The Ceramic Guild presents its annual holiday sale of unique and creative art pieces. The selection includes mugs, planters, vases, plates, stoneware, porcelain and much more. Items are on display Monday, Dec. 1 through Friday, Dec. 5 in the Fine Arts Building, Ceramics room 192. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

Work available in
Silicon Valley?
Steve Barley, professor of management science and engineering at Stanford University, will be talk about his new book, "Contingent Work among Engineers and Software Developers in Silicon Valley," at noon Tuesday, Dec. 2 in BUS 202. All faculty and students are welcome. For more information, contact Sally Baack at ext. 8-6421 or

Advising Day
All classes are canceled, except those that meet weekly, for Advising Day for the spring semester.

The new moves in dance
The New Moves in Dance Showcase, directed by Albirda Rose, professor of
dance, will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, and Saturday, Dec. 6, in McKenna Theatre. Tickets are $10 for general public and $8 for students and seniors. For tickets, call ext. 8-2467.

A concert for the holidays
The University Chorus and the Women's Chorus, conducted by David Xiques and Joshua Habermann, both assistant professors in the School of Music & Dance, will perform excerpts from Handel's Messiah and other selections at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at Lakeside Presbyterian Church, 19th Avenue and Eucalyptus Drive in San Francisco. Admission is free. For details, call ext 8-1432.

Candlelight Christmas concert

The campus community is invited to a candlelight Christmas concert with the SFSU Chamber Singers at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at St. Albert's Priory, 5890 Birch Court (off College Ave.) in Oakland. Suggested donation is $20.

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World AIDS Day 2003 on Dec. 1

The Associated Students Inc. and AIDS Coordinating Committee will sponsor World AIDS Day 2003 activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 1 in Jack Adams Hall.

The events, designed to promote activism and AIDS awareness, includes the reading of memorials, an appearance by SF Youth Speaks Poets, a discussion with Andre Robertson from the Black Coalition on AIDS, the San Francisco screening of the film "Pills Profits Protest" and a talk by Kisha Montgomery from International Development Exchange.

Co-sponsors of the event include Associated Students' Educational Referral Organization for Sexuality (EROS), Alpha Phi Omega, Cesar Chavez Student Center, Counseling and Psychological Services, Interdisciplinary Studies in Education (ISED), Foreign Languages, Health Education Students Association, Sigma Gamma Rho, the Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC), Student Health Services and the Division of Student Affairs. For more information, call ext. 8-7339.

Academic Senate meets Tuesday
The Academic Senate will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday. Dec. 2 in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center.

Agenda items include: a report from the provost on Academic Affairs' request for a $75 per semester SFSU student fee; a revision of the recreation and leisure studies undergraduate major and minor; a revision to the master of arts in economics; a revision to the bachelor's of arts degree in child and adolescent development; a resolution on the final report on the Summit on Race and Culture from Dean Monteiro and a resolution honoring President Robert Corrigan’s 15 years of service to SFSU.

It all adds up
With the start of December comes the close of the 2003 California State Employee Charitable Campaign. Please send your pledge forms to Human Resources (ADM 252) or Public Affairs (LVIEW 110) by December 5.

Even small amounts make a difference. With one week left, there is inspiring proof: pledges have grown from about $1,400 to more than $13,400 in just three weeks. The average gift is less than $14 per month. Final figures for the campaign will be posted as soon as they are available.

If you've been putting off making a donation because you thought a few dollars per month didn't make a difference, please reconsider. If you were putting off a donation because you couldn't find your favorite charity listed in the brochure, or because you need more information, or if you are hesitant to participate because of concerns over how the money will be spent, you will find answers at or you may contact Dave Reddy at 8-1666 or

The University, the State of California and, most important, the beneficiaries of your contributions thank all of those who helped to make this year's campaign a success.

Reception for 'At Work' photography exhibit
A reception for the exhibit "At Work: Photographs from the Labor Archives and Research Collection" will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4 in the de Bellis Collection Room on the sixth floor of the J. Paul Leonard Library.

The reception will feature a talk by noted photographer and journalist David Bacon.

An associate editor for the Pacific News Service, Bacon is completing a photodocumentary project titled "Transnational Working Committee" with sponsorship from the Rockefeller Foundation. The reception is open to the campus community.

Academia Judaica talk on 'Commemoration in a Cup'
Barry Mark, who is in the joint doctoral program at UC Berkeley and the Graduate Theological Union, will present the next talk in the Academica Judaica lecture series at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 2 in Room 1 of the University Club.

The title of his lecture is "Commemoration in a Cup: Lilith, the Yanuqa and a Kabbalistic Sabbath Ritual in the Sefer ha-Zohar (Book of Brilliance)." Mark lectures in the Jewish Studies Program on campus this semester, teaching a course on Kabbalah and Jewish spirituality.

His talk is sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program. For more information, call ext 8-6075.

Bookstore's gift to faculty and staff
Faculty and staff are invited to kickoff the season with the Bookstore's 12th annual holiday reception from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2 inside the Bookstore.

Enjoy food, drink, and a special 20 percent discount on most items in the store. The Bookstore will also offer a special deal on the Apple PowerBook G4. Faculty and staff are asked to present their campus ID at the door.

For details, visit the Bookstore's Web site at

A holiday fire safety reminder from Campus Grounds
All fresh greens and trees used in campus offices need to be fireproofed. Facilities Services will be providing fireproofed greens from the campus grounds for offices beginning Wednesday, Dec 3. Trees and garlands that need fireproofing may be brought to the Paint Shop in the Corporation Yard before 9 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Dec. 15 and picked up after 7 a.m. two days later after drying. For more information, call ext. 8-1845.

CET to present winter camps
Didn't get a chance to use Blackboard this semester? Interested in updating your Web site? Are you now ready to learn to scan, download and manipulate digital images for your presentations?

Sign up for the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching's weeklong winter session intensive workshops designed to give faculty time to learn and practice new technical skills. You can choose from sessions which cover topics such as enhancing instructional materials with digital images, creating instructional Web sites or teaching online with Blackboard.

For more information, visit For payment and registration information, email, or call ext. 5-3537.

Blacks and German culture subject of talk
The Foreign Language Colloquium Series will present "Blacks and German Culture with Focus on Germany's Colonial Past," a lecture by Volker Langbehn, assistant professor of German, from 2:10 to 3 p.m on Monday, Dec. 1, in the Humanities Building, room 473.

The lecture, which will be delivered in English, is open to the public.

The event is sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. For more information, call ext. 8-7413 or e-mail

Elementary Education students present their own science fair
The campus community is invited to a "Mini Science Fair" from 4:45 to 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 to 9:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 2 and Tuesday, Dec. 9 in Burk Hall, room 182.

During each evening, groups of SFSU students in classes on curriculum and instruction in science (K-8) in elementary education will present science fair projects found in elementary school science fair programs.

The "Mini Science Fair" not only gives students an opportunity to explore their own questions about science but also builds self-esteem and a sense of accomplishment, explains Isabel Quita, assistant professor of elementary education.

After the presentations, the science projects will be on display in the Cahill Learning Resources and Media Laboratory, BH 319. For more information, contact Quita at ext. 8-3416.

The new and improved SFSU Faculty Manual has arrived
The Academic Senate Faculty Affairs Committee and the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development have restructured the SFSU Faculty Manual to make it more user-friendly.

The new manual is Web-based, organized according to 10 major areas of faculty interest and work, and drawn directly from Academic Senate policy, University policies and guidelines, and other source documents.

The manual is searchable and can be downloaded as a Word document. It also meets the University's draft guidelines for Web accessibility for individuals with disabilities. The manual can be accessed directly at

or through the Faculty Affairs Web site

For more information, contact Marilyn Verhey, acting dean of Faculty Affairs, at ext. 8-2204 or Scott Jerris, chair of the Faculty Affairs Committee, at ext. 8-6713.

Linda Juang: Understanding acculturation & adolescents
Even when she came home from college as a 21 year old, Linda Juang had to follow a strict curfew set down by her parents, who had immigrated to Minneapolis from Taiwan.

In the culture of her Taiwanese parents, a young woman would never keep late hours. But this was America. "My friends couldn't believe that I needed to be home at a certain time. I had to explain that the culture for Taiwanese people who grew up in Taiwan is very different and it sometimes creates differences in the family," said Juang, assistant professor of psychology.

Things have changed.There's no longer a curfew when she returns home and her mother has even become a big fan of pop culture psychologist Dr. Phil, but those early conflicts moved Juang toward a career studying adolescent development psychology with an emphasis on acculturation and well-being among young Chinese Americans...

Read the full profile of Juang:

The Dec. 1 edition of Newsmakers includes a review of "California Jews," co-edited by Marc Dollinger of Jewish Studies; a column looking at U.S. - British relations by Sanjoy Banerjee of international relations; comments by school of nursing director Bea Yorker on the efforts to satisfy the demand for nurses; a feature on the Garden of Remembrance; Urban Institute director Brian Murphy's comments on the recently passed minimum wage increase; comments on the use of the word "queer" by Caitlyn Ryan of the Cesar Chavez Institute and a profile of Ann Fagan Ginger, lecturer in global peace studies.

Read the Newsmakers:

Academic Senate Action

At its Nov. 18 meeting the Academic Senate...

  • Heard a report from Suzanne Dmytrenko, registrar, on student privacy regulations.
  • Heard a report from Deborah Masters, University librarian, on the Serials Review Initiative.
  • Heard a report from Miriam Smith, chair of the All-University Committee On International Programs, on the database for faculty international expertise, GLOBAL STARS.
  • Approved a resolution on International Education Week.
  • Approved a resolution on ways to address reduction in work available for temporary faculty.
  • Heard a report from Brian Murphy, director, San Francisco Urban Institute, on the current political turn of events.
  • Heard a report from the Writing Program External Review Team: Sondra Perl, Charles Schuster and Edward White.

Read the full Academic Senate meeting report:

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