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Volume 59, Number 2    August 22, 2011         

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April 2006 Newsmakers

Disaster early warning
CNN reported on Aug. 16 that SF State researchers are working with Hokkaido and Kyoto universities in Japan to develop a high-frequency radar array to detect tsunamis. The system, which detects changes in currents associated with the waves, could provide advance warning of 15 minutes or even hours, depending on the location of the event and the areas to be affected.

Working for the future
Professor of Cinema Jenny Lau was interviewed for an Aug. 5 Half Moon Bay Patch article about the film, “The Last Train Home,” which focuses on the 130 million migrant workers in China. "It shows the kind of sacrifice and hardship that people are living under just to push the economy forward" and better their children's lives, Lau said. "The kids didn't understand the parents and they would have problems with the kids when they came home."

Fewer voices
An interview with Assistant Professor of Journalism Yumi Wilson appeared in the July 21 issue of Diverse Issues in Higher Education. Deterred by the long internships, low pay and scarce entry level jobs, "fewer people of color are choosing journalism careers…we're fast losing an important voice of conscience," Wilson said. "Even if they worked in journalism for five years, they would still make an impact with their energy and ideas."

 

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