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Volume 53, Number 2   August 22, 2005         

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Stonestown Apartments renamed
As reported in the July 18 CampusMemo, SFSU became the owner of the Stonestown Apartments on June 15. The apartments have been renamed University Park North. In addition, the University-owned units located in The Villas Parkmerced have been renamed University Park South.

University Park North units are available to faculty and staff.

For information on rental applications, contact Mark Goodrich, director of residential property management, at, or Tiffany Mikami, administrative coordinator for residential property management, at, or call (415) 338-1885.

No existing University Park North residents will be forced to move with the ownership change. Units will be made available to students, faculty and staff as tenants vacate voluntarily.

Comedy Night
Tickets are available for SFSU Comedy Night. Shows will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 1, in McKenna Theatre of the Creative Arts building. Tickets are $30, $45 and $60.

Performers include Shecky Greene, Julius La Rosa, Kaye Ballard, the Unknown Comic, Margaret Smith, Brian Copeland, George Segal and host Ronnie Schell.

For tickets, go to room 102 of the Gymnasium or call ext. 8-2218 or 5-0556.

Grant workshops
The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development has scheduled two workshops for faculty who would like assistance preparing applications for the Affirmative Action, Mini-Grant, Summer Stipend, and Vice President's Assigned Time award programs for fall 2005. The workshops will be led by Michelle Wolf, professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts.

Workshops will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in room 460 of the Administration building.

Participants should preregister for the workshop by e-mailing Angie Lin at with the date they wish to attend. Participants should also bring copies of the award applications materials to the workshop. Applications are available at:

Archer Collection
fund created

Marguerite Archer, J. Paul Leonard Library benefactress, died July 13. She was 88.

In 1982, Archer donated a collection of approximately 3,500 historical children's books, periodicals, ephemera and realia to the J. Paul Leonard Library. Over the years the collection has more than doubled in size.

A development fund for the Marguerite Archer Collection of Historic Children's Materials has been established to support the preservation needs of the collection, and to provide environmentally sound conditions for these valuable materials.

For information on making a gift, contact the Library's development officer, Susan Hawk, at ext. 5-0992.

CEL accepting
course requests

The College of Extended Learning is accepting course proposals for the winter session and spring semester. Information can be requested from department chairs, or contact Richard Kay at or ext. 5-7772. Course requests should be submitted by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6.

Help the campus cats
The Campus Cat Committee, which cares for the campus feral cat population, seeks volunteers to help feed the cats on the weekends. Cat food is provided. The commitment requires providing water and putting out food once a month on a Saturday or Sunday.

To volunteer, contact Brigid Duffy at or ext. 8-1493.

A Giant event for
Women's Association

The University Woman's Association invites the campus community to watch the San Francisco Giants play the Chicago Cubs at 1:05 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at SBC Park. Tickets are $25 each and for view-reserved seats in section 310 which is between home plate and first base.

Tickets must be reserved by Friday, Sept. 2. Checks payable to UWA as well as the names of each guest should be sent to Lin Ivory, 145 Sequoia Drive, San Anselmo, CA 94960.

For details, contact Lin Ivory at or (415) 721-7432.

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Opening faculty meeting Monday
The fall 2005 faculty convocation will take place at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22, in McKenna Theatre of the Creative Arts building.

The meeting features remarks by Academic Senate Chair Caran Colvin and President Robert A. Corrigan. In addition, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs John Gemello and college deans will introduce new faculty members and administrators.

Refreshments will be available in room 153 of the Creative Arts building beginning at 8:15 a.m.

BSS course on 'social change'
The campus community is invited to the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences' course and lecture series this fall on "Social Justice and Social Change: Race, Class, Gender, Disability and Sexuality at Home and Abroad." The class meets from 7:15 p.m. to 8:55 p.m. Wednesdays in the Humanities Auditorium, room 133 in the Humanities building.

A panel of faculty experts will discuss a different topic related to social justice at each session. The Aug. 24 class will include a screening of the film "And Nobody Said Anything: Uncomfortable Conversations About Diversity" followed by a discussion moderated by Dean Joel J. Kassiola.

For details, visit:

News from a busy summer
CampusMemo appeared twice during the summer. Here are highlights from the two summer issues.

July issue:

  • San Francisco Chamber of Commerce CEO Lee Blitch named vice president for advancement;
  • College of Creative Arts Dean Keith Morrison leaves SFSU for a position at Temple University;
  • Sam Rodriguez named senior director of government and community relations;
  • Campus Graphics switches to environmentally friendly paper and debuts an online ordering service;
  • Robert Cherny will serve as acting dean of undergraduate studies; and
  • Emeritui professors Henry Clay Lindgren and Graham Cunningham Wilson die.

For details, see:

June issue:

  • SFSU receives $10 million gift from alums Manny and Neda Mashouf; and
  • Former IBM exec Nancy Hayes named dean of the College of Business.

For details, see:

New tenure-track faculty
From Egyptian literature to continental collision in the Himalayas, from Berkeley to Harvard, the more than 40 new tenure-track faculty members joining SFSU this fall represent a variety of teaching and research interests and academic backgrounds.

Brief profiles of new faculty members are available at:

In memoriam: Ralph M. Goldman
Ralph M. Goldman, professor emeritus of political science, died July 10 in his home in Kirkland, Wash. He was 85.

Goldman, who taught at SF State from 1962 to 1986, also served as chair of the Political Science Department, dean of faculty research, and director of the Institute for Research on International Behavior during his tenure. An interdisciplinary behavioral scientist, he published more than 12 books and 80 articles on party systems and conflict management.

Goldman was a peace activist throughout his career, advocating for party systems as an alternative to war. In 1972, during the Vietnam War, he led a campaign to get the United States to reallocate 10 percent of its defense budget to developing a U.N. peace-keeping force.

He remained active in retirement, writing his first novel, "The Mentor and the Protégé," in 2003, about the successful efforts of former Mexican presidents Calles and Cardenas to produce a viable party system and end the Mexican Civil War. His final book, "From DNA to Culture: The Synthesis Principle in Human Development," was also published in 2003.

"Ralph was unremittingly passionate about politics and political science," political science Professor David Tabb said. "My own view of Ralph was that he was a kind of 'Walter Mitty' character who cared very much for others and never understood why others didn't share his point of view."

A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Goldman began his activism in high school when he organized a peace club. He spent four years in the Adjutant Generals Corps during World War II, eventually rising to captain.

Before joining SF State, he taught at Michigan State University for six years and was a research fellow at The Brookings Institution for three years.

Goldman is survived by his wife Barbara Elizabeth Alban, children Peter and Meg, brother Leonard, and grandchildren Laurel and Austin.


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