Israeli author and child of Holocuast-survivor parents Savyon Liebricht
will present "Writing about the Holocaust through the Perspective
of the Second Generation" at 3:30 p.m. Monday in room 587
of the Humanities building.
The event is part of the Jewish Studies Program's Academica Judaica
series. It is co-sponsored by the the English and Creative Writing
departments and the Israeli Consulate.
For details, please call ext. 8-6075.
Wei Ming Dariotis, assistant professor of Asian American studies,
will speak on the work of queer Hapa filmmaker Stuart Gaffney
in a talk titled "'My Race, Too, Is Queer': Bisexuality
and Biraciality in the Work of Stuart Gaffney" from 4 to
5 p.m. Monday in room 116 of the Ethnic Studies and Psychology
The event is part of the Ethnic Studies Brown Bag Series. For
details, call ext. 8-1859.
Hannah Arendt and Iraq
Gail Presbey, professor of philosophy at University of Detroit,
Mercy, will speak on "Questions Concerning the Founding of
New Government in Iraq: Reflections on Arendt's Insights" at
3:30 p.m. Tuesday in room 391 of the Humanities building.
The event is sponsored by the Critical Social Thought Program;
the Philosophy, Humanities and Political Science departments; and
the Global Peace Studies Program.
Faculty are invited to attend a workshop on "Getting Started With iLearn" from
9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Nov. 9, in room 433 of the Library. iLearn is an online
learning management system.
by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, to Noelia Mendoza at email@example.com or
and the environment
The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences' lecture series on
social justice and equity continues this week with a discussion
Justice and the Environment" from 7:15
to 8:55 p.m. Wednesday in the Humanities Auditorium, room 133 in
the Humanities building.
include: Carlos Davidson, Environmental Studies; XoaHang Liu, Geography
and Human Environmental Sciences; and Raquel Rivera-Pinderhughes,
For details, visit: http://bss.sfsu.edu
and online interactivity
Faculty are invited to attend a workshop on "Facilitating and Managing Online
Interactivity with iLearn" from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov. 10, in room
433 of the Library. Successful completion of an introductory workshop on using
iLearn is required.
by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, to Noelia Mendoza at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Patti Smith reading
The Poetry Center presents a rare solo poetry reading by singer-songwriter
Patti Smith at 9 p.m. Sunday at The Victoria Theater, 2961 16th
St., San Francisco. Tickets are $25.
For tickets, call (415) 863-7576 or see: www.victoriatheatre.org
All proceeds benefit the SFSU Poetry Center and American Poetry
Two lectures on
The fall 2005 Foreign Language Colloquium Series presents the following
two lectures in on-going celebration of the Year of Languages:
lecturer of German, will speak on "Waldmimir
Kaminer: A Russian Writer in Postwall Berlin" from 12:10 to
1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in room 283 of the Humanities building.
Salama, assistant professor of Arabic, will speak on "A
Salary of Death: Badr Shakir al-Sayyab's 'Haffar al-Qubur' (The
Gravedigger) and the Crisis of Modern Iraq" from 4:10 to
5:00 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in room 473 of the Humanities building.
presentations will be in English. For details, contact Midori
McKeon at email@example.com ext. 8-7413.
The campus community is invited to a showing of the new Robert
Greenwald film "Wal-Mart, the High Cost of Low Price" at
11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in room 133 of the Humanities building.
is part of the Philosphy 440 "Ethics at Work" class
and is sponsored by California State Employees Union and the Philosophy
Department. A panel discussion follows the film.
Japanese tea ceremony
As part of SFSU's celebration of International Education Week,
members of the campus community are invited to a Japanese tea
ceremony Thursday, Nov. 17, in room 117 of the Humanities building.
The ceremony, performed in the tradition of the Omote-Senke School
of Tea, will be 50 minutes long. Sessions take place at 12:10,
1:10, 2:10, 3:10, and 4:10 p.m.
After a demonstration, traditional Japanese sweets and a bowl
of freshly prepared maccha green tea will be served to participants.
Admission is $3, payable at the door. Participants will be seated
on tatami straw mats. Special seating in a western-style chair
may be arranged upon request.
R.S.V.P. required. For details and reservations, contact Midori
McKeon at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-7431.
The campus community is invited to a memorial event in honor of
Greek American short story writer and novelist Helen Zeese Papanikolas
at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, in room 133 of the Humanities building.
The event includes dramatic readings of her work accompanied
For details contact, the Center for Modern Greek Studies at ext.
Call for honorary degree nominations
The University's 2005-06 Honorary Degree Committee invites all members
of the campus community to submit nominations for honorary doctoral degrees
to be conferred at commencement 2006 in the names of SFSU and the CSU.
The nomination deadline is Monday, Nov. 28.
According to CSU
guidelines, honorary degrees may be conferred for several purposes:
to recognize "excellence and extraordinary achievement
in significant areas of human endeavor" embodying the objectives
and ideals of the CSU; to honor "meritorious and outstanding service" to
the CSU or one of its campuses, the state, nation or humanity at large;
or to recognize individuals whose lives and achievements exemplify "the
CSU's aspirations for its diverse student body."
SFSU's past honorary degree recipients include Habitat for Humanity
founder Millard Fuller (2002), nationally known historian and scholar
John Hope Franklin (1998), sculptor Ruth Asawa (1998), alumnus/actor/activist
Danny Glover (1997), and Delancey Street co-founder Mimi Silbert (1993).
are confidential, should be accompanied by a statement about the candidate
and any other materials that would support the nomination.
The committee will be meeting over the next several weeks. Label nominations "Attn:
Honorary Degree Committee" and send them to the Academic Senate
Office, room 551 of the Administration building.
International Education Week
The University will celebrate International Education Week Nov. 14-19
with a range of events sponsored by the Office of International Programs
and other campus departments.
tuned to CampusMemo for more details on the celebration, or for
a sneak preview visit: www.sfsu.edu/~oip/iewhome.htm
Meet the candidates for academic technology post
Three finalists have been selected for the position of director of academic
technology. All members of the campus community are invited to attend
a public forum for each candidate.
All forums will be from 4:10 to 5:10 p.m. in AV 36 (the basement of
Nov. 7: Judith Baker, executive dean of the Virtual College
in the Open Campus, Florida Community College at Jacksonville.
Nov. 8: James Phillips, director of educational technology
services at University of the Pacific, Stockton.
Nov. 9: Glenda Morgan, director of academic technology initiatives,
CSU Office of the Chancellor, Long Beach.
Candidates for Health Equity Initiative director
Three finalists have been selected for the Health Equity Initiative director
position and will make on-campus visits. All members of the campus
community are invited to attend.
Each candidate will present his or her vision for the Health Equity
Initiative. This program is coordinated by the Office of Research and
Sponsored Programs and works to enhance SFSU's capacity to obtain extramural
funds to address existing health disparities through research, community
intervention, curricular offerings and training programs.
Nov. 10: Gopal Singh, senior epidemiologist/health care administrator
at the Health Resources and Services Administration and Maternal and
Child Health Bureau at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Singh's presentation will be from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in room 116 of
the Ethnic Studies and Psychology building.
Nov. 17: Cynthia Gomez, associate professor in the Department
of Medicine and co-director of the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies
at University of California, San Francisco. Gomez's presentation will
be from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in room 560 of the Administration building.
Dec. 1: George Ayala, director of the Institute for Gay Men's
Health. Ayala's presentation will be from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in room
560 of the Administration building.
Be a Thanksgiving host
The Office of International Programs is seeking volunteers to host an
international student or scholar for a Thanksgiving meal on Thursday,
Nov. 25. Hosts may be families or individuals from the campus community
who would like to share this holiday with a student from another country
who is interested in learning more about U.S. culture and traditions.
To host an international guest, contact Ko Aoshima at email@example.com or
Newsmakers include Sheila Tully, lecturer in anthropology, on rebuilding
New Orleans; Corey Cook, assistant professor of political science, on
John McCain campaigning on behalf of Gov. Schwarzenegger; a study by
the Public Research Institute; Jeffrey LeRoux, lecturer in Psychology,
on being scared; and Jules Tygiel, professor of history, on California's
voter initiative process.
Read the Newsmakers: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/fall05/nov7newsmakers.htm
Academic assessment survey
The University Academic Assessment Advisory Committee of the Academic
Senate invites faculty to complete a three-minute Web survey on the
effectiveness of undergraduate academic assessment activities.
A graduate survey will be conducted in the near future.
The deadline to complete the survey is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15. It
can be found at: www.sfsu.edu/~acadplan/UAAAC/UAAACsurvey.htm
Physiological psychology discontinuance
The Academic Senate plans to hear a proposal to discontinue the master
of arts degree in physiological psychology at its Tuesday, Nov. 15,
meeting in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center.
The meeting will run from 2 to 5 p.m.
Graduate program review
The next step in considering the final report of the Task Force on
the Sixth Cycle of Program Review is the review of the "Indicators
and Criteria of Graduate Program Viability and Quality." The
campus community is encouraged to carefully read this document and
provide feedback online.
The document is available on the Academic Senate's Web site at: www.sfsu.edu/~senate/indicators_intro.htm
learning nominations due
Members of the campus community are invited to nominate faculty, undergraduate
students and partnering community agencies for the Office of Community
Service Learning's community service learning awards.
Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7. For award criteria and
nomination forms, visit: www.sfsu.edu/~ocsl/awards.html
For details, contact Perla Barrientos at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext.
CSU international opportunities
Tenured and tenure-track faculty are invited to apply for one-year
resident director positions with CSU's international program. Positions
for 2007-08 are available in China, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico,
Spain and Israel (subject to position availability and program reinstatement).
In addition, the Wang Faculty Stipend provides an opportunity for
faculty to contribute to business and personal relations between the
United States, Taiwan and the People's Republic of China. The fund
provides four $10,000 stipends for faculty.
The deadline for both opportunities is Dec. 1. For details, visit:
www.gateway.calstate.edu/csuienet/faculty/index.shtml or contact Johnetta
Richards at ext. 8-7589.
Classes in the Collaboratory
Enhance student participation in class discussions, encourage critical
thinking and collaboration, and promote active student learning by
holding a class session in the Collaboratory. There are still times
available this semester.
To reserve a session, contact Desiree Oliver at email@example.com,
ext. 5-3540, or stop by room 435 of the Library. For details and a
registration calendar see: http://cet.sfsu.edu/collaboratory