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Volume 58, Number 5    September 13, 2010         

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Volunteer for Discovery Day
Volunteers are needed for Romberg Tiburon Center's (RTC) Discovery Day on Oct. 10, when the marine research lab opens its doors to the public for a day of science exploration, art activities, lectures, touch tanks and more. Volunteers are needed for all activities and will work in three-hour shifts (10 a.m. - 1 p.m. or 1 - 4 p.m.). To volunteer, contact Jennifer Viale at or ext. 8-6063 by Sept. 30. All volunteers will receive a Discovery Day T-shirt, lunch and soft drink. Ask about transportation options when registering, as there is no public transit to RTC.

Vista Room reopens Sept. 14
The Vista Room will reopen Sept. 14. Meals will be served and managed by foodservice management students, Monday through Friday from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Seating is between 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 each or blocks of tickets can be purchased at a reduced price by calling ext. 8-1219. For tickets and other information, contact Kelly Vuong at ext. 5-3530 or BH 329, or Charlene Ngo at ext. 8-6087 or BUS 306. Reservations can be made online through The OneCard Online website at
and payment methods include OneCard, American Express, Discover and MasterCard.

The Vista Room features California cuisine, serving the highest quality food prepared from fresh ingredients purchased from reputable vendors. Menu items are prepared by Chef Daniel Honan who has been with the Vista Room since 1998. This semester, guest chefs from Koi Palace will prepare authentic Asian cuisine: Hong Kong style Cantonese the week of Oct. 4 and southeast Asian cuisine during International Week (Nov. 15).

SF State-produced documentary to air
"Cachao: Uno Más," an SF State-produced documentary about legendary Cuban musician Israel "Cachao" López, will be featured nationwide on the Public Broadcast System (PBS) television series "American Masters," beginning Sept. 20. It debuts locally on KQED-Channel 9 at 10 p.m. Sept. 20. The film is a production of the Documentary Film Institute. For details, visit

Academic Planning name change
The Academic Planning and Educational Effectiveness department has changed name. The new name is Academic Planning and Development; it is located in ADM 450.

Memorial for Professor Zoe Clayson
The Health Education Department will host a gathering to honor the memory of Professor of Health Education Zoe Cardoza Clayson on Sept. 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Vista Room. For information on how to make a contribution in her name, contact the department at or ext. 5-3969.

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Reception to celebrate faculty tenure, promotion
A campus-wide celebration in honor of faculty granted tenure and/or promoted this year will be held Sept. 29 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Seven Hills Conference Center. The faculty tenure and promotions list is available at

Health Benefits Open Enrollment begins Sept. 13
From Sept. 13 to Oct. 8, benefit-eligible faculty and staff may enroll in or make changes to health, dental and vision plans, Flex Cash, Dependent Care (DCRA) and Health Care Reimbursement (HCRA). Forms must be received by Oct. 8. Changes made during open enrollment will go into effect Jan. 1, 2011. Employees currently enrolled in DCRA and HCRA programs must re-enroll for the 2011 tax year during this open enrollment period. For more information, visit the Human Resources, Safety and Risk Management website at

National Health Care Reform extends coverage to dependents
Effective Jan. 1, 2011, dependent children will be eligible to remain covered under medical, dental and vision plans until age 26. Dependents who lost coverage in the past because of their age will be able to re-enroll during the 2010 Open Enrollment period, provided they are under age 26 and submit the proper forms. For more information, visit the Human Resources, Safety and Risk Management website at

PARK(ing) on campus
PARK(ing) Day, an international event that focuses on turning parking spaces into oases for exercise or relaxation, will be observed on campus Sept. 16 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Five PARK(ing) Day installations built by Design and Industry students will be included in the observances intended to encourage alternative forms of transportation. For more information about PARK(ing) Day, read

Academic Senate
The following is a list of action items from the Sept. 7 Academic Senate meeting:

  • Elected Andrea Boyle as an Academic Senate representative to serve a three-year term on the Enrollment Management Committee, 2010-13
  • Heard a report from Linda Buckley, associate vice president of Academic Planning and Educational Effectiveness, and subcommittee chairs Jerry Eisman, Helen Goldsmith, Judy Strebel, Jo Volkert and Michelle Wolf: Western Association of Schools and Colleges/Capacity and Preparatory Review
  • Approved Academic Senate standing committee assignments for 2010-11
  • Approved a resolution in honor of Kim Foreman in memoriam
  • Approved a resolution in honor of Paul Longmore in memoriam
  • Heard proposed revisions to the Administrative Review Policy in first reading
  • Approved title change to the major and minor degree programs from Raza Studies to Latina/Latino Studies
  • Approved a recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee to rescind policy #S87-150, Policy for University-wide Scholastic Honorary Societies
  • Heard a report from Robert Cherny, professor/council member: update on the University Planning Advisory Council (UPAC)

For more information, please visit the Academic Senate website at

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This week in Insiders: Professor of Art David Kuraoka, Associate Professor of Art Jeffrey Downing and Professor of International Relations Andrei Tsygankov.

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This week in Newsmakers: Professor Emeritus of Philosophy Jacob Needleman and Generations Jazz Band drummer Jimmy Cobb.

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Click on the link for each event to view the full listing in the University Calendar.

PARK(ing) Day: 8 a.m.

San Francisco Rights Conference: 8:30 a.m.

San Francisco Rights Conference (second day): 9 a.m.

Theatre: "Not a Genuine Black Man": 8 p.m.

Coming Up
Sept. 18: Reception: "Out of Order: Geometric Systems in Contemporary Bay Area Art": 1:30 p.m.

Sept. 20: Recital: "Victoria Neve, Piano": 1 p.m.

Sept. 21: Hepatitis B Awareness and Screening: 10 a.m.

Sept. 21: Academic Senate Meeting: 2 p.m.

Sept. 22: Hepatitis B Awareness and Screening: 10 a.m.

Sept. 22: Lecture: Annual John Gagnon Distinguished Lecturer on Sexuality: 6 p.m.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar


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