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Volume 55, Number 12   October 29, 2007         

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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

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.

Taste 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 For more information, visit

Applications 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 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

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

Japanese tea ceremony
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 Admission is $5 (cash) at the door.

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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 or contact the Office of International Programs at ext. 8-1293 or

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.

Charitable Campaign begins
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: or contact Inez Bomar at or ext. 8-2517.

COE 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

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.

Pre-registration is required for all workshops. To register, visit, call ext. 8-6456 or e-mail For details and updates on additional CTFD workshops, please visit

News from the Academic Senate
At its Oct. 20 meeting, the Academic Senate:

  • Heard from Academic Senate Secretary David Meredith, who presented the annual Committee on Committees report outlining the accomplishments of the many shared governance committees active on campus;
  • Adopted a calendar for summer 2008;
  • Passed 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;
  • Passed a resolution in support of International Education Week, November 13-16;
  • Rescinded 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);
  • Heard two items in first reading: a resolution on the Collegiate Learning Assessment and a statement on professional ethics.

For more information, contact the Academic Senate office at ext. 8-1264 or

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.

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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.

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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 For more information, contact

Blurred Lines
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

Experimental textiles
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

Poets converse
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 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// 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. On 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 at Cornell University and chair of the film department at the San Francisco Art Institute. For more information, visit

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 or contact Assistant Professor of Women Studies Kasturi Ray at ext. 8-3128 or

Poetry--Prevallet, 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.

Coming Up
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, contact

Lecture: 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

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

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.

Basketball 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

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.


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