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Volume 53, Number 10   October 17, 2005         

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Comments on
writing report

The Academic Senate is still soliciting comments from members of the campus community on the final report of the Writing Task Force.

The report is available for review at:

Physiological psychology discontinuance
The Education Policies Council will meet at 2:20 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in room 460 of the Administration building to discuss the discontinuance of the master of arts in physiological psychology.

The campus community is welcome.

Marina walking tour
The University Women's Association (UWA) invites members of the campus community on a guided walking tour of San Francisco's Marina District at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 23.

The tour's emphasis will be on the Art Deco style of many of the buildings. Tickets are $10. A no-host lunch will take place after the tour, which will take about two hours.

The tour group will meet in front of the Marina Library at 1890 Chestnut St., near Webster.

Space is limited. R.S.V.P. to Lin Ivory at or (415) 721-7432. Tickets may be secured via check payable to UWA sent to: Lin Ivory, 145 Sequoia Drive, San Anselmo, CA 94960.

Faculty service
learning grants

The Office of Community Service Learning (OCSL) invites full- and part-time faculty to apply for the OCSL Community Scholarship Faculty Grant Program. The program supports faculty community scholarship and the development of community service learning courses.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27. Guidelines are available at:

For details, contact Perla Barrientos at or ext. 8-3282.

Service learning nominations
Members of the campus community are invited to nominate faculty, undergraduate students and partnering community agencies for the OCSL's community service learning awards.

Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7. For award criteria and nomination forms, see:

For details, contact Perla Barrientos at or ext. 8-3282.

Music scholarship
Contributions can now be made to SFSU's Lee Mallory Scholarship. The annual scholarship will award $500 to a promising student in the College of Extended Learning's Music/Recording Industry program. Singer/songwriter Lee Mallory was a frequent performer on campus. He died earlier this year.

Donations may be made through payroll deduction or by check to the SFSU Foundation Inc. Include "Lee Mallory Scholarship" in the check memo.

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Celebrate faculty tenure, promotion Thursday
A campus-wide celebration in honor of the faculty who were granted tenure and/or promoted this year will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Towers Conference Center.

The list of faculty tenure and promotions is available at:

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

Agenda items include: proposed guidelines for the sixth cycle of academic program review; a proposed revision to the fall 2006 academic calendar to include Veteran's Day observance; and draft guidelines for the external review of graduation requirements.

In memoriam: John Lynch
John Joseph Lynch, emeritus professor of elementary education, died Sept. 12 in Oakland. He was 72.

A native San Franciscan, Lynch graduated from SF State in 1955. He was class valedictorian. After serving in the U.S. Army and teaching in the Laguna Salada Elementary School District, Lynch joined SF State as a faculty member in elementary education in 1962 and was assigned to the Frederic Burk School, the college's laboratory school. He later served as associate dean of the College of Education and assistant to the provost.

Lynch also served as supervisor of Peace Corps volunteer teachers in Liberia. He was awarded emeritus status in 1991.

This month's Insiders include a book chapter on digital imagery and data mining by Patricia Foschi, Geography and Human Environmental Studies; a talk on inclusive design by Ricardo Gomes, Design and Industry; a short fiction award for Nona Caspers, Creative Writing; recognition for Dick Dugdale, Romberg Tiburon Center for Environemental Studies, for the influence of a paper he co-authored in 1967; and a weight-lifting medal won by Renee Wilson, Public Safety.

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MIT opportunities

Christopher Michael Jones, assistant dean for graduate students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), will discuss MIT graduate life and summer research opportunities from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Richard Oakes Multicultural Center of the Student Center. Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students to attend.

For details, contact Will Flowers at or ext. 5-3662.

Former ambassador Joseph Wilson speaks
Former Iraq ambassador Joseph Wilson will speak on campus at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in McKenna Theatre of the Creative Arts building. Wilson is the author of "The Politics of Truth."

Tickets are $12 for the general public and $8 for SFSU students (with ID). For tickets, call (800) 594-8499 or visit:

The event is sponsored by A.S. Performing Arts.

Academic freedom, politics and society
Marcus Harvey, West Coast representative of the American Association of University Professors, will speak on "Academic Freedom at Ground Zero: Where Civil Society Meets Power Politics" from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in room 133 of the Humanities building.

The event is sponsored by the Academic Freedom Committee of the Academic Senate.

Study abroad fair

Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students to attend a study abroad fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Malcolm X Plaza.

The health care system
The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences' lecture series on social justice and equity continues this week with a discussion on "Social Justice: Health Care and the Health Care System" from 7:15 to 8:55 p.m. Wednesday in the Humanities Auditorium, room 133 in the Humanities building.

Panelists include: James Quesada, Anthropology; Marianna Ferreira, Anthropology; Mary Beth Love, Health Education; Vivian Chavez, Health Education; Rafael Diaz, Human Sexuality Studies; Rita Melendez, Human Sexuality Studies; Diane Harris, Psychology; and Felix Kury, Raza Studies.

For details, visit:

Thoughts on Iraq

Juan Cole, professor of Middle Eastern history at University of Michigan, will speak on the situation in Iraq at noon Friday in room 130 of the HSS building.

The event is sponsored by the History Department and College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Dean Joel J. Kassiola.

A CLAER celebration
The Urban Institute's Community Leadership Academy Emergency Response (CLEAR) program is celebrating its third anniversary from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Sunnydale public housing site, 1654 Sunnydale Ave., San Francisco.

The CLAER program helps the relatives and friends of San Francisco residents who have become victims of street violence.

Coming Up
Euro-U.S. relations

Hans Arnold, former head of the German Foreign Office and ambassador to the United Nations, will speak on "Europe and the U.S.: Where Do We Go from Here?" at 2:10 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 25, in room 133 of the Humanities building.

The event is sponsored by the Foreign Languages and Literatures Department.

Literary San Francisco

Glenna Matthews will present "Thomas Starr King and Literary San Francisco" at 3:35 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in room 587 of the Humanities building.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of the J. Paul Leonard Library and the History and English departments.

War in Iraq forum
The History Department is sponsoring a forum, "Historical Perspective on the War in Iraq," from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in room 270 of the Science building.

Panelists include history faculty members Tony D'Agostino, Jerry Combs, Bill Issel and Jules Tygiel. Maziar Behrooz, assistant professor of history, will provide comments.

Arendt and founding new governments
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, Nov. 8, 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.

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