Business Ethics Week holds downtown events
The College of Business announces its second annual Business
Ethics Week, Nov. 5-9. Business faculty will include business
ethics issues in their courses during the week. The College will
host two prominent industry speakers from 5 to 6:15 p.m. at the
Downtown Campus, DTC 609: Jon Hoak, chief ethics and compliance
officer at Hewlett-Packard, on Nov. 5; and Kim Winston, manager
of civic and community affairs for Starbucks Coffee Company,
on Nov. 8. Faculty, students and staff are welcome to attend.
Please RSVP as soon as possible to Tod Arnoldy at email@example.com
Exhibit celebrates Golden Gate Bridge
"Spanning the Gate," a photography exhibition from the Labor
Archives and Research Collection on display through Jan. 15 at
the J. Paul Leonard Library, celebrates the 70th anniversary of
the Golden Gate Bridge with a behind-the-scenes look at the bridge's
dangerous and complex construction process. Award-winning writer
and historian John Van der Zee, author of "The Gate," will
be at the Library from 5 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 7 at the opening reception
for the exhibit. For more information, contact Catherine Powell
at (415) 564-4010 or (415) 488-7295.
of the Bay--tickets
on sale now
The Hospitality Management Program and its students invite the
campus community to attend its annual Taste of the Bay fundraiser
on Nov. 6. Located at San Francisco's St. Francis Yacht Club,
the event features food and wine from fine Bay Area restaurants
and Northern California vineyards along with live and silent
auctions, raffle drawings and live entertainment. This year’s
participants include Cliff House, Faz, McCormick & Kuleto’s,
The Oak Room, The Ritz-Carlton, The Melting Pot, Domaine Chandon,
Cole Bailey Vineyards, Quady Winery, Distillery No. 209 and Lotus
Vodka. Tickets are $90 each or $150 for two ($100 per ticket
at the door). To purchase tickets online, visit www.applyweb.com For
more information, visit http://cob.sfsu.edu
available for RSCA faculty awards
Applications for the Annual Faculty Awards for Research, Scholarship
and Creative Activity (RSCA) will be available on Nov. 1 at http://academic.sfsu.edu Applications
are due in the college offices on Feb. 1, 2008. The Center for
Teaching and Faculty Development will offer workshops
in December to review guidelines and application procedures.
CTFD will also hold consultation hours in late January prior
to the deadline. Please direct all inquiries to CTFD at ext.
8-6456, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Child care survey is online
The Children's Campus, the planned child care and education facility
for faculty and staff, has issued an enrollment planning survey.
To complete the survey, visit http://childrenscampus.sfsu.edu
The Department of Foreign
Languages and Literatures will hold a traditional Japanese
tea ceremony (Cha-no-yu) on Nov. 14. Guests
will enjoy Japanese sweets and matcha green tea prepared according
to 400-year old procedures. For reservations and information,
contact Professor of Japanese Midori McKeon at ext. 8-1346
or email@example.com Admission is $5 (cash) at the door.
International Education Week
SF State will celebrate International Education Week (IEW) Nov. 13-16
with cultural presentations, lectures, films and performances by faculty,
students and staff. Launched in 2000, IEW is an annual nationwide celebration
of international education, exchange programs and intercultural understanding.
For more information, visit www.sfsu.edu/~oip or contact the Office of International Programs at ext. 8-1293 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for honorary degree nominations
The University's Honorary Degree Committee invites all members of the
campus community to submit nominations for honorary doctoral degrees
to be conferred at Commencement 2008. The nomination deadline is Friday,
Nov. 16. Nominees should be men and women whose lives and significant
achievements serve as examples of the CSU's aspirations for its diverse
student body. Incumbent elected officials are not eligible. Nominations,
which are confidential, should be accompanied by a statement about
the candidate and any other support materials. Please label nominations "Attn:
Honorary Degree Committee" and send them to the Academic Senate
Office, ADM 551.
Every year, SF State employees are given the opportunity to contribute
to the California State Employee Charitable Campaign (CSECC). Employees
can make a one-time donation or an ongoing contribution as small as
$2 per month. All employees will receive a letter about the campaign
and a pledge form with their next paycheck. For details, see the CSECC
campaign page at: www.sfsu.edu/~news/campaign.htm or
contact Inez Bomar at email@example.com or
seeks associate dean of academic affairs
The College of Education is accepting applications and nominations for
the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. The College has approximately
204 faculty and 1,800 students, and is dedicated to
the education of new and experienced teachers, administrators, and
other education specialists.
With an emphasis on academic and curriculum development, the Associate
Dean will develop and coordinate services that support the accreditation/credentials
office; provide support for faculty, staff and student development activities;
and serve as a community liaison. For a complete position description,
including filing instructions and dates, visit the College of Education
Web site at www.sfsu.edu/~coe
CTFD announces new workshops
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development is offering the following
new faculty-led workshops:
Course Design for Student Learning
Oct. 30; noon - 1 p.m.
Amy Love, English lecturer, hosts a lunchtime session on course design.
Bring your lunch and share in the discussion. Learn helpful course design
from your fellow faculty members. No preparation is required.
iLearn Showcase: How to Teach 1000 Students from a 150-Seat Classroom
Nov. 1; 2 - 4 p.m.
Bruce Robertson, assistant professor of marketing, explains how to maximize
iLearn to teach large classes and target individual student needs.
May I Have Your Attention
Nov. 8; noon - 1:30 p.m.
Erik Rosegard, associate professor of recreation and leisure studies,
shares teaching strategies and techniques that capture students' attention,
no matter the size, level or content of the class.
Nov. 6; 3 - 4 p.m.
Amy Love, English lecturer, discusses how to use Turnitin. The session
will focus on the pedagogy of plagiarism, how to use Turnitin to help
your students understand citation and the software's technical set-up
and use. No prior experience with online learning is required.
is required for all workshops. To register, visit http://power.sfsu.edu/index,
call ext. 8-6456 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org For
details and updates on additional CTFD workshops, please visit www.sfsu.edu/~ctfd/workshops.htm
News from the Academic Senate
At its Oct. 20 meeting, the Academic Senate:
from Academic Senate Secretary David Meredith, who presented the
annual Committee on Committees report outlining the accomplishments
the many shared governance committees active on campus;
a calendar for summer 2008;
two curriculum proposals from the Department of Child and Adolescent
Development: a revision to the major's core and a new requirement
for the Concentration in Young Child and Family;
a resolution in support of International Education Week, November
two obsolete policies: F73-009, Long Range Planning Commission, and
S78-34, Outstanding Professor Awards Program (now superseded by S05-233
Faculty Honors and Awards Committee);
two items in first reading: a resolution on the Collegiate Learning
Assessment and a statement on professional ethics.
information, contact the Academic Senate office at ext. 8-1264 or email@example.com
This week in Insiders: Professor of Humanities and director of the Technical
and Professional Writing Program Louise Rehling presents at a business
communication conference in Washington, DC; sound art and design by
BECA Assistant Professor Jeff Jacoby is included in the DVD journal
Aspect; and Professor of Special Education Stan Goldberg wins a first-prize
for his three-act play.
Professor of International Relations Sophie Clavier and masters degree
candidate Suzanne Sanchez oppose House Resolution 106 in an editorial;
and Sanjoy Banerjee, professor and chair of international relations
discusses U.S. and Iraq opposition to Turkey's decision to use force
against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq.
Developmental psych brown bag lecture
Students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend the Developmental Psychology
Brown Bag meetings, held every Monday at noon in EP 503. Priya Shimpi,
a postdoctoral fellow in psychology at University of California Santa
Cruz, is this week's speaker. For the complete calendar of lectures,
visit http://devpsych.sfsu.edu For
more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Students share their stories of overcoming the impact of substance abuse
in a program sponsored by the Prevention Education Programs/CEASE.
The event takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Richard Oakes Multicultural
Center on the T-level of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Please contact
Bita Shooshani at ext. 5-3953 for more information.
Firespitting and word smithing
Poet Jayne Cortez will appear with the band The Firespitters at a Poetry
Center event at the Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th street. The show begins
at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit www.sfsu.edu/~poetry
Student works from SF State's Textile Experimental Techniques course
are on display through Friday in the Martin Wong Gallery, FA 286,
from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Victor de la
Rosa, assistant professor of art, at ext. 8-2176 or email@example.com
Poets Jayne Cortez and Latasha N. Nevada Diggs converse with Giovanni
Singleton at 4:30 p.m. in the Cesar Chavez Student Center's Richard
Oakes Multicultural Center. The event is free.
Haunted Health Fair
Student Health Services will provide flu shots to students, staff and
faculty, along with health screenings, body-fat measurements, eye screenings
and blood pressure checks at the annual Haunted Health Fair from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. The price for the flu vaccine is $25--cash only; all other
services are free. For more information, contact Albert Angelo at firstname.lastname@example.org or
ext. 8-3039. Spooky costumes welcome.
Torture Taxi: A Halloween Thriller
Join the Department of Journalism for a presentation by artist Trevor
Paglen and investigative journalist A.C. Thompson, authors of "Torture
Taxi: On the Trail of the CIA's Rendition Flights" (Melville House
2006). Paglen and Thompson will expose the secret network used by the
CIA to transport terrorism suspects around the world. The talk begins
at 7 p.m. in Knuth Hall, Creative Arts building.
China in the WTO
Join Sally Baack, professor of management; Jean Marc F. Blanchard, professor
of International Relations; and Yim-Yu Wong, professor of international
business; as they discuss China’s legal system and China in the
World Trade Organization. The lecture is part of the College of Behavioral
and Social Sciences' free public lecture series "China Rising
and the World," held each Wednesday evening from 7:15 to 8:55
p.m. in HSS 154 through Dec. 5. Lectures explore the impact of China's
rising status in the global economy. For more information, including
a complete list of lectures, visit http//bss.sfsu.edu or
call ext. 5-2402.
Shoot, Rip and Burn: Cinema's Digital Insurgency
The annual conference of the Department of Cinema and the Cinema Studies
Graduate Student Association, Nov. 1-2, will explore the political
and aesthetic changes brought about by new advances in digital cinema.
Friday, filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson (MFA, '72) will give the keynote
address and screen her 2007 film "Strange Culture." Leeson,
considered one of the world’s foremost new media artists, is
professor emeritus at University of California Davis, professor-at-large
University and chair of the film department at the San Francisco Art
Institute. For more information, visit http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~cinegsa
Women Studies lecture
Join Brandi Catanese, assistant professor of African American studies
and theatre, dance and performance studies at UC Berkeley, for her
talk: "The Circulation of Blackness: Racially Transgressive Casting
Practices" from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in HUM 115. The series continues
each Thursday through Dec. 13. For the complete schedule, visit www.sfsu.edu/~woms or
contact Assistant Professor of Women Studies Kasturi Ray at ext. 8-3128
Vincent and All Soul's Eve
Kristin Prevallet and Stephen Vincent read at 3:30 p.m. at the Poetry
Center, HUM 512. Afterward, poet luminaries will gather at The Unitarian
Center (1187 Franklin at Geary) for performances of poems and ballads
in celebration of "A Helen Adam Reader." Editor Kristin Prevallet,
Warner Jepson (composer of San Francisco's Burning, 1960), Carl Grundberg,
Diane Di Prima, Michael Davidson, Chris Stroffolino, David Buuck, Leslie
Scalapino, Roxi Hamilton and others will perform beginning at 7:30
p.m. Tickets are $5.
Sexual harassment in the workplace
Kathrin Zippel, associate professor of sociology at Northeastern University,
presents: "The Politics of Sexual Harassment: A Comparative Study
of the United States, the European Union and Germany" at 4 p.m.
in HSS 361. Zippel will discuss reasons for the cross-national variation
in sexual harassment laws and policies; why the United States has been
at the forefront of policy and legal solutions; and how this has politicized
sexual harassment in the European Union. For information, contact Emily
Yu at ext. 8-1178.
BSS faculty research series
The annual faculty research series sponsored by the College of Behavioral
and Social Sciences provides an interdisciplinary context for faculty
to learn about the research of their colleagues, to engage in scholarly
exchange and to share ideas. This year's series theme is "Revitalizing
a Field and a Curriculum: New Directions in Research and Teaching
in Regional Studies." The series kicks off Nov. 5 with the research
of Political Science Professor Tiffany Willoughby-Herard, "U.S.
Foreign Affairs in Africa before World War II," and International
Relations/Africana Studies Professor Aguibou Yansane, "African
Americans and the Urban Marketplace: A Case Study of Oakland." The
event runs from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in HSS 361. For more information,
Hard-core art film
Linda Williams, professor of film studies and rhetoric at UC Berkeley
and an authority on moving-image genre studies, will present the
talk, "Hard-Core Art Film: the Contemporary Realm of the Senses," on
Nov. 7 in HUM 133. The event is free and open to the public, and
a reception follows. Williams has published extensively on feminist
film criticism, film spectatorship, race and film, and surrealist
cinema. The event is cosponsored by the Departments of Humanities,
English and Women Studies. For more information, please contact
Humanities Lecturer Robert Thomas at email@example.com
Lecture: The earliest women in music
Join Diane Touliatos, professor of music and director of the Center
for the Humanities at the University of Missouri, for her lecture
on the earliest known women composers in history. Touliatos will
share her research on the historical, visual, and musical legacy
of more than 20 women composers who lived during the epochs of
Ancient Greece and Medieval Byzantium. The event takes place Nov.
8 at 7:30 p.m. in HUM 587. For more information, contact the Center
for Modern Greek Studies at ext. 8-1892 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Amiri Baraka on campus
Students, faculty and staff will have two opportunities to meet poet,
playwright and activist Amiri Baraka on campus on Nov. 8. Baraka
will hold an informal discussion from noon to 2 p.m. in the Phillip
D. McGee Conference Room (EP 116), and will also appear in conversation
with poet Douglas Kearney at 2:30 p.m. in Jack Adams Hall in the
Cesar Chavez Student Center. Both events are free and sponsored
in part by the College of Ethnic Studies and Department of Africana
Studies. At 7:30 p.m., the Poetry Center presents Baraka and Roscoe
Mitchell in performance with poet Douglas Kearney at the Victoria
Theatre, 2961 16th street. Tickets are $10 in advance; $15 at the
door; $10 for students with ID.
team's "Tip-Off" dinner
The Men's Basketball Team will host its annual "Tip-Off" dinner
and sports auction on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Seven Hills Conference
Center. This year's guest speaker is Keith Smart, assistant basketball
coach of the Golden State Warriors and former basketball standout
for the Indiana Hoosiers. All proceeds benefit the scholarship fund
for the team. Tickets are $75 for the general public and $65 for
faculty, staff and students. To make reservations, contact Bill Treseler,
head basketball coach, at ext. 8-1729 or email@example.com
Critical social thought
SF State's experts on critical and social thought will read excerpts
from their recent or forthcoming books on Nov. 13 from 4 to 6 p.m.
in EP 116. The event features post-reading discussions and refreshments.
Readers include Anatole
Anton, professor of philosophy; Sandra
Luft, professor of humanities; James
Martel, assistant professor of political science; Roberto
Rivera, professor of raza studies; and Joel
Schechter, professor of theatre arts.