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Volume 52, Number 13   November 8, 2004         

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Asilomar: register now
Registration forms and proposal submission forms for the January 2005 faculty and staff retreat at Asilomar are available on the Academic Senate Web site at:

Register now to reserve the best rooms and rates.

For details, contact the Academic Senate at ext. 8-1264.

International opportunities deadline
Faculty interested in applying for CSU resident director opportunities or Wang Faculty Stipends should apply by Wednesday, Dec 1. Both of these programs provide opportunities for faculty to pursue work and teaching in a variety of international settings.

For details, contact Johnetta Richards at ext. 8-7589.

Middle East peace possibilities

Amram Mitzna, a member of Knesset, the Israeli Parliament, will speak on "Chances for Peace in the Middle East" at 2 p.m. Thursday in room 587 of the Humanities building.

The event is part of the Academica Judaica series sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program.

Antiquities exhibit
The campus community is invited to an opening reception for the Museum Studies Program exhibit "Civilized Lands: Selected Antiquities from the Middle East" from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday in room 510 of the Humanities building. The exhibit features unique archaeological objects from Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Cyprus, Egypt and Tunisia.

The exhibit runs through Dec. 3. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

A 'Giant' tribute
Marilyn Ann Moss will discuss the life and career of filmmaker George Stevens with Cinema Professor Joseph McBride at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in McKenna Theatre of the Creative Arts building. Moss is the author of a biography of Stevens, the director of such classic films as "Shane," "A Place in the Sun," "Giant," and "The Diary of Anne Frank."

The event is sponsored by the Cinema Department and the SFSU Cinema Collective.

Medicine's future

A conference titled "The Future of Medicine 2004: Integrating Alternative and Conventional Healthcare in the 21st Century" will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in Jack Adams Hall of the Cesar Chavez Student Center.

For details, contact Kenn Burrows at or ext. 8-1897.

Coming Up
Enabling inner peace

Ruth King, author of "Healing Rage: Making Inner Peace Possible," will give a book reading and signing from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, in Rosa Parks B of the Cesar Chavez Student Center.

The event is sponsored by Counseling and Psychological Services' Prevention Education Programs and the Office of International Programs. For details and to R.S.V.P., contact Bita Shooshani at or ext. 5-3953.

Students discuss
Mexico trip

Teresa Carrillo, associate professor of Raza studies, and seven students who traveled to Mexico last summer will report on their trip from 2:10 to 3:25 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, in room 116 of the Ethnic Studies/Psychology building. The event includes discussion of the struggles of the most active Mexican movements and activists, including feminists, environmentalists, Zapatistas and advocates for housing and human rights.

For details, contact Carrillo at or ext. 8-3028.

SF State News home

California State Employee Charitable Campaign begins
Every year, SF State employees are given the opportunity to help friends and neighbors by contributing to the California State Employee Charitable Campaign (CSECC). The chance to participate came with employees' most recent paycheck with a letter, pledge form and campaign brochure. Use the pledge form to make a one-time donation or an ongoing contribution as small as $2 per month.

When making a pledge, employees can designate a recipient from the campaign brochure (all of which have been screened by the State Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board), specify any non-profit, or leave that section blank and the money will go into the United Way of the Bay Area's local fund. Whether you want to support causes in the Bay Area or around the world, this is a great chance to make a difference.

Questions? Concerns? Check out the SFSU CSECC campaign page at

For details, contact Inez Bomar at or ext. 8-2517.

Celebrate International Education Nov. 15-20
SFSU will join college campuses around the world Nov. 15-20 in celebrating the fifth annual International Education Week with a host of lectures, film screenings, panel discussions, workshops and more. The Office of International Programs (OIP) invites the campus community to attend.

A reception to kick off the celebration and welcome international students will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, in the Vista Room. OIP and the Office of the President will host the event.

Internationally themed lunches at the Vista Room will be offered from noon to 1:30 p.m. from Monday, Nov. 15, to Thursday, Nov. 18. Lunches cost $13. For reservations, call ext. 8-6067. The lunches are sponsored by the departments of Hospitality Management and Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics.

For details and a complete list of International Education Week events, call OIP at ext. 8-1293 or visit:

Russian degree program discussion Tuesday
The Educational Policies Council (EPC) of the Academic Senate will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, in room 587 of the Humanities building to discuss the proposal to discontinue the master and bachelor of arts degrees in Russian.

The EPC will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, in room 460 of the Administration building to review the proposal for discontinuance of the NEXA concentration and minor degree.

For details, including guidelines and a rebuttal template, see the Academic Senate Web site:

Faculty and staff town homes available
Housing and Residential Services is offering town homes for rent adjacent to the campus on Vidal Drive, near Font Boulevard. These comfortable and convenient units are 1,500 square feet with three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms, spacious living and dining rooms and semi-private patios. The monthly rent for the first-year lease is $2,200.

To schedule a tour of a town home or for more information including rental applications, please contact Philippe Cumia at or ext. 8-1866.

Photos and floor plans are available online at:

CET's second tutorial
CET has unveiled the second in a series of online tutorials for SFSU faculty and students: "Using Someone Else’s Words: Quote, Summarize and Paraphrase Your Way to Success." Faculty may incorporate these tutorials into their teaching to help prepare students for success in class. Three more tutorials will be released within the next few weeks.

For more on the tutorials, see:

For details, contact Jo Tomalin at or ext. 8-1036.

Grants & Contracts
SFSU was awarded an additional $82,333 in July, an additional $1.889,411 in August, and $6,080 for the first part of September.

Awards include a grant to Martin Linder, Design and Industry, for Explosive Detection System interface evaluation and protocol development; a grant to Richard Dugdale, Romberg Tiburon Center, to do a source analysis of Pinole Creek sediment; a matching funds grant to Sacha Bunge, Psychology, for her breaking the cycle of abuse research; and a grant to Bruce Manning, Chemistry and Biochemistry, to acquire an X-ray Diffractometer.

View the list of grants and contracts:

Academic Senate Action

At its Nov. 2 meeting the Academic Senate...

  • Heard a report from Oswaldo Garcia, chair of the Task Force on Graduate Program Review;
  • Heard a report from Kenneth Paap, associate vice president for research and sponsored programs;
  • Heard a report from Provost John M. Gemello and Vice President for Administration and Finance Leroy Morishita on the University budget;
  • Approved revisions to the University Promotions Policy, #S94-028;
  • Approved a resolution in support of International Education Week 2004.

Read the full Academic Senate meeting report:


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