Campus Compact was awarded a $1 million grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service. The grant will fund, "Social Innovation Generation," a three-year initiative to promote service learning.
"The Screenplay as Genre," an essay by Associate Professor of Cinema Joseph McBride, is included in "A New Literary History of America," edited by Greil Marcus and Werner Sollors and published by Harvard University Press.
The International Academy of Visual Arts awarded the Silver International Davey Award to the SF State Health Education and Cinema departments for artwork connected to a series of documentary films created by students in both departments.
Associate Professor of Counseling Rebecca Toporek was a guest editor for the summer 2009 issue of the American Counseling Association's Journal of Counseling and Development. She also co-authored a paper, included in the issue.
Professor of Health Education Erik Peper and Assistant Professor of Health Education Richard Harvey collaborated on the paper "Biofeedback, an evidence based approach in clinical practice," which was published in the Japanese Journal of Biofeedback Research.
Marc Dollinger, professor and Goldman Chair in Jewish Studies, was appointed to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. An independent bipartisan agency, the commission advises the President and Congress on issues about civil rights.
Assistant Professor of Philosophy Carlos Montemayor was elected as the incoming President of the American Association of Mexican Philosophers (AAMPh).
Technical and Professional Writing
Lu Rehling, professor and director of the Technical and Professional Writing Program, presented "The Evolution of Tech Comm Careers: How Writers in Today's Bay Area Workplace Exceed Conventional Expectations about What We Do," at the meeting of the San Francisco Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication in July.
Professor of Theatre Arts Rhonnie Washington is in the cast of "El Otro," playing Aug. 21 to Sept. 13 at Thick Description in San Francisco.