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
University Park North units are available to faculty and staff.
For information on rental applications, contact Mark Goodrich,
director of residential property management, at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or Tiffany Mikami, administrative coordinator for residential property
management, at email@example.com, 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.
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
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
should preregister for the workshop by e-mailing Angie Lin at firstname.lastname@example.org with
the date they wish to attend. Participants should also bring
copies of the award applications
materials to the workshop. Applications are available at: www.sfsu.edu/~acaffrs
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
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
volunteer, contact Brigid Duffy at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Giant event for
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.
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.
details, contact Lin Ivory at email@example.com or (415) 721-7432.
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.
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
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.
panel of faculty experts will discuss a different topic related
to social justice at each session. The Aug. 24 class will include
of the film "And Nobody Said Anything: Uncomfortable Conversations
About Diversity" followed by a discussion moderated by Dean
Joel J. Kassiola.
News from a busy summer
CampusMemo appeared twice during the summer. Here are highlights from
the two summer issues.
Francisco Chamber of Commerce CEO Lee Blitch named vice president
of Creative Arts Dean Keith Morrison leaves SFSU for a position at
Rodriguez named senior director of government and community relations;
Graphics switches to environmentally friendly paper and debuts
an online ordering service;
Cherny will serve as acting dean of undergraduate studies; and
professors Henry Clay Lindgren and Graham Cunningham Wilson die.
details, see: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/summer05/july18.htm
receives $10 million gift from alums Manny and Neda Mashouf; and
IBM exec Nancy Hayes named dean of the College of Business.
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.
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
Goldman is survived by his wife Barbara Elizabeth Alban, children Peter
and Meg, brother Leonard, and grandchildren Laurel and Austin.