Health disparities and biomedical research
Steven Epstein, associate professor of sociology at University
of California, San Diego, will speak on "Health Disparities,
Bodily Differences, and Collective Identities: Gender, Race, Age,
Sexuality, and the Changing Politics of Biomedical Research in
the United States" from noon to 1:15 p.m. Monday in room C-114
of the Student Center.
The event is part of spring health disparities seminar series
and is funded by the National Center on Minority Health and Health
R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-2978.
The campus community is invited to participate in Multicultural
AIDS Awareness Day from noon to 2 p.m. in the Quad and Malcolm
X Plaza. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom will be one of the featured
speakers. There will also be music and dance performances, information
tables staffed by a variety of community groups, and free anonymous
HIV antibody tests.
Glenn Fieldman, lecturer in international relations and political
science, will discuss "Recent Developments in Russian-U.S.
Relations" at 1:30 p.m. in the Rosa Parks Room of the Cesar
Chavez Student Center.
The event is sponsored by the Gamma Chapter of the Sixty Plus
Egyptian exhibit opens
"Tales and Treasures from the Tomb: Selected Artifacts from the
Sutro Egyptian Collection" opens at 11 a.m. Wednesday in room
510 of the Humanities building. The exhibit runs through May 6.
are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free.
Docents are available to conduct tours for school classes and
other groups. For details, contact Marian Bernstein at ext. 8-1500.
About Charlotte Grimke
Dorothy Tsuruta, associate professor of Black studies, will give
a lecture on "Charlotte Forten Grimke: 18th Century Black
Activist, Writer and Educator" from 12:10 to 1 p.m. Wednesday
in room 386 of the Humanities building.
This event is part of the Women Studies spring lecture series.
Free concert at Slim's
Two classes in the College of Extended Learning's Music and Recording
Industry program have teamed up to present a free concert at 8
p.m. Monday, April 11, at Slim's, 333 11th St. (between Folsom
and Harrison ), San Francisco. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
concert features the bands Numic, A Burning Water, and
Crackpot Theory and is open to all ages.
details, call ext. 5-0333.
The campus community is invited to "Education Under Occupation:
A Panel Discussion with Four University Students from Gaza" from
4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in room 133 of the Humanities
The event is sponsored by Faculty for Israeli-Palestinian Peace,
and Critical Social Thought and Global Peace Studies programs.
For details, contact Beverly Voloshin at ext. 8-7461.
A funny Guy
Guy Torry, a host on BET's "Comic View" and a veteran
of "Showtime at the Apollo" and "Def Comedy Jam," will
perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in Jack Adams Hall of
the Student Center. Tickets are $12 for the general public and
$6 for students. Tickets are available at the door or may be purchased
in advance by calling (800) 594-8499 or at: aspa-sfsu.org
The event is sponsored by A.S. Performing Arts.
Two talks on America
Sanjoy Banerjee, professor of international relations, and Robert
C. Smith, professor of political science, will speak from 4 to
5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in room 361 of the HSS building.
Banerjee will speak on "Nationality and American Identity" and
Smith will speak on "Reagan, Race and Rights: Substance
and Symbolism in the 2nd Reconstruction."
The event is part of the College of BSS faculty research series.
The African American Community Health Fair will take place from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, April 18, on the Quad. The fair includes
free tests for HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, glaucoma,
body fat and more. There will also be Caribbean music, information
from a variety of community groups and agencies, and a drawing
for one of 75 pedometers.
The event is sponsored by the Student Health Advisory Committee
and Associated Students Inc.
Michael Gregory memorial
A memorial for Michael Gregory, professor emeritus of English,
will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, May 6, in room 587 of
the Humanities building. Individuals will be able to share reminiscences,
anecdotes, appreciations, memories and tributes.
The event is sponsored by the NEXA Program and the English Department.
Student essay contest
The San Francisco Urban Institute is sponsoring a student essay contest
in recognition of its new discussion series, "Great Minds and Civic
Engagement." In response to New York Times editorial page editor
Gail Collins' recent visit to campus, the topic is as follows: in her
book, "America's Women," Collins says that the history of American
women has been about the struggle to resolve mixed messages about their
roles. What mixed messages and contradictions confront today's women,
especially those who want to be leaders, and what more can women do to
Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students to enter the contest.
Essays should be 1,000 words or less. The deadline is Friday, April 22.
The writer of the winning essay will receive a $150 prize courtesy of
the College of Humanities.
For details, contact Kelly Komasa at ext. 8-3340.
Scholarship committee openings
Faculty are needed to serve on the University Scholarship Selection
Committee. Committee members read and scores about 40-50 applications
each to assist the Office of Student Financial Aid award 25-30 scholarships
each year. The committee meets once at the beginning of June to receive
instructions/guidelines and the application packets. Members are then
given a month to read and score the applications/essays.
members who would like to serve on the committee should contact the
Academic Senate at email@example.com or
ext. 8-1264 by 5 p.m. Monday, April 11.
All colleges have received a list of vacancies for various senate sub-committees
that offer college representation, university wide positions, and Academic
Senate positions from the Academic Senate office.
Faculty are encouraged to contact their college office if they have
not received nomination information and election dates.
Newsmakers include The
Urban Institute's Sharen Hewitt on the CLAER project; Jamal Cooks, assistant
professor of secondary education, on using pop culture in teaching; Russell
Jeung, assistant professor of Asian American Studies, on the growth in
Asian American evangelical churches; Philip King, chair of economics,
on the impact of big box stores such as Walmart; Debra Luna; assistant
professor of elementary education, on immigrants and learning English;
and Paul Longmore, professor of history, on receiving an award for
his pioneering work in the field of disability studies.
Read the Newsmakers: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/spring05/april4newsmakers.htm
April 4 deadline for academic apparel
All faculty members who plan to participate in Commencement may reserve
their academic apparel at the SFSU Bookstore. To place an order, call
ext. 8-2665 or stop by Mezzanine 113C of the Cesar Chavez Student Center.
Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The deadline to place orders is April 4. Orders placed after this
deadline will need to be rush-shipped to the Bookstore.
Faculty marshals wanted
Faculty members are needed to work with students before and during
SFSU's May 28 Commencement. For details and to volunteer, contact
one of the college deans' offices or Rick Houlberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-7080.
Mansions walk deadline
The University Women's Association invites the campus community to
a two-hour walk exploring Victorian-style homes in San Francisco
at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 23. The walk is relatively flat, with
one steep, short downhill. It begins in Alta Plaza Park, atop the
stairs at Pierce and Clay streets.
Tickets are $10
per person. To reserve a spot in the tour, send a check payable to "UWA" to
Lin Ivory, 145 Sequoia Drive, San Anselmo, CA 94960.
The deadline is Friday, April 8. For details, e-mail Ivory at: email@example.com
Dinner and 'The Magic Flute'
The University Women's Association (UWA) invites the campus community
to attend a dinner and opening night performance of SFSU's production
of Mozart's opera "The Magic Flute" at 6 p.m. Friday, April
29, in the University Club.
Tickets are $27
per person for UWA members and guests and $30 for non-members. For
reservations, send a check payable to "UWA" to
Lin Ivory, 145 Sequoia Drive, San Anselmo, CA 94960.
The deadline is Friday, April 15. For details, e-mail Ivory at: firstname.lastname@example.org