Volume 51, Number 22 February 23, 2004
The commission invites campus comment on the seven goal statements and on proposed objectives, outcomes, and strategies to be developed subsequently. As developed, these planning statements will be made available at: www.sfsu.edu/~acadplan/cuspII.htm.
AVP for research and sponsored programs search continues
Five finalists have been selected to interview for the position of associate vice president for research and sponsored programs and invited to campus to meet with SFSU representatives. All members of the campus community are invited to attend the presentations and receptions for each of the candidates.
Prop. 55's impact on the University
SFSU would receive nearly $4 million for computers, desks and tables to outfit the soon-to-be remodeled J. Paul Leonard Library if voters approve the statewide education bond measure on the March 2 ballot. The entire bond -- $12.3 billion -- would go toward new construction and building improvements at elementary and secondary schools along with CSU, UC and community college campuses.
For more, see: www.sfsu.edu/~news/prop55.htm.
Academic Senate meets Tuesday
The Academic Senate will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center.
Agenda items include: a report from Brian Murphy on the state budget; a report from the All University Committee on Faculty, Staff and Students with Disabilities; a resolution in support of getting out the vote for the March 2 general election and the March 2 & 3 SFSU student fee referendum; a resolution in support for Prop. 55, the Kindergarten-University Public Education Facilities Act of 2004; and a report from the CSU academic senators.
Help plan the next faculty/staff retreat
Academic Senate Vice Chair Caran Colvin invites members of the campus community to help plan the 2004 faculty staff development retreat at Asilomar. The first Asilomar planning meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday in the Verducci Room of the University Club.
Topics for discussion include theme, programming, social events, advertising and building attendance.
For details, contact the Senate Office at ext. 8-1264 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grace Hardie -- Recognizing the language of breathlessness
Grace Hardie knows that in treating asthma language can be a matter of life or death.
In 1997, Hardie witnessed this firsthand while conducting an asthma study at the University of California at San Francisco where for more than a decade she had been working as an assistant clinical professor in the department of physiological nursing. During the midst of the study, both the son and nephew of an African-American asthma patient died within 24 hours of having sought emergency care at a hospital for their asthma attacks.
"Both were not treated appropriately," said Hardie, most likely because the language they used to describe their asthma symptoms may not have been understood by the health care professionals, she said.
In the United States, the death rate from asthma is three times higher for African Americans than for whites. In addition, African Americans with asthma experience limited access to care, may not receive appropriate treatment in the emergency room, and are at a greater risk of death during acute asthma attacks than whites...
Read the full profile of Hardie: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/spring04/feb23people.htm.
This month's Insiders include an essay prize won by Bill Issel, professor of history; a chapter on Egypt and ancient African philosophy contributed by Théophile Obenga, chair of the Black Studies Department, to a Blackwell companion guide to African philosophy; and a paper on Rebecca West in South Africa presented by Loretta Stec, associate professor of English, at an international conference on Rebecca West.
Read the full list of Insiders: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/spring04/feb23insiders.htm.
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