Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students to drop by the
Volunteer Internship Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday
on the Quad near Malcolm X Plaza.
contact Michelle Peñez at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Love in the air
John Charles will perform a selection of Valentine's Day music
at 1:15 p.m. Monday in the Rosa Parks Room of the Cesar Chavez
Student Center. The performance, which will feature romantic ballads
and popular songs from the '60s
and '70s, is part of the Sixty Plus club meeting and is open to
the campus community.
Financial planning workshop
Robert Lindstrom, a financial adviser with Morgan Stanley, will
present a free financial planning workshop for faculty and staff
from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday in room 352 of the Administration
building. Lunch will be served.
is limited. R.S.V.P. to Lindstrom at (415) 693-7078
Cuba trip report
Ethnic Studies Lecturer Felix Kury and nine students who traveled
to Cuba earlier this year will share their experiences from 12:10
to 2 p.m. Wednesday in room 116 of the Ethnic Studies/Psychology
building. Participants will also discuss plans for a June trip
For details, call ext. 8-7584.
Arab women's writing
Brinda Mehta, professor of French studies at Mills College, will
discuss "Rituals of Memory in Contemporary Arab Women's
Writing" from 12:10 to 1 p.m. Wednesday in room 386 of the
The event is the first in the Women Studies Department spring
For details, call ext. 8-1388.
Sam Greenlee talk, film
A.S. Performing Arts presents a screening of the film "The
Spook Who Sat by the Door" at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Jack Adams
Hall of the Student Center. Sam Greenlee, the screenwriter, will
also appear in person to discuss the film. Admission is free.
For details, contact Scott Davey at email@example.com or ext. 8-2444.
Dialogue in conflict
Zali Gurevitch, professor of sociology and anthropology at Hebrew
University, will speak on "Dialogue in Conflict" at 3:30
p.m. Wednesday in room 587 of the Humanities building. The event
is part of Jewish Studies' Academica Judaica series.
For details, call ext. 8-6075.
Richard Manning, a candidate for the Philosophy Department's tenure-track
position in modern philosophy, will speak on "Spinoza's Individuals" at
4 p.m. Friday in room 392 of the Humanities building.
For details, call ext. 8-1596.
Teirab AshShareef, a candidate for a position in Arabic and Islamic
studies in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures,
will speak on "Sufism in Modern Arabic Poetry" from
3:10 to 4 p.m. Friday in room 473 of the Humanities building.
Interested faculty may also join him and the members of the hiring
committee for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. in room 1 of the University
As part of the Poetry and its Arts exhibition, poets Norma Cole
and Caroline Bergvall will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday at the California
Historical Society, 678 Mission St., San Francisco. Admission,
which includes the exhibit, is $3.
Poetry and its Arts is sponsored by the Poetry Center and American
Poetry Archives and the California Historical Society. It runs
through April 16.
Jamal Ali, a candidate for the tenure-track position in Arabic
and Islamic studies, will speak on "Early Islamic Sectarianism:
A Ninth Century Ismaili's Views on the Factions of Islam" from
3:10 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, in room 473 of the Humanities
Mohammad Salama, a candidate for the tenure-track position in Arabic
and Islamic studies, will speak on "Reading the Modernist
Event from the Margins of History: Gamila al-Gaza'irriya and
the Question of Egyptian Modernity" from 3:10 to 4 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 25, in room 473 of the Humanities building.
The Labor Archives and Research Center will celebrate its 19th
anniversary at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, in the International Longshore
and Warehouse Union Hall, Local 34, located at Second and King
streets in San Francisco. The program features a talk by Richard
Steven Street, author of "Photographing Farmworkers in California," and
a performance by the Labor Heritage/Rockin' Solidarity Chorus.
Admission is free.
A 6 p.m. reception precedes the event. Refreshments will be served.
of western swing
The 100th anniversary of the birth of Bob Wills will be celebrated
with a series of events in March presented by A.S. Performing
Arts. Wills, a western swing legend, erased genre boundaries
by fusing pop, jazz, dance and country. Events include a lecture,
film series and concert.
details, see: aspa-sfsu.org/events/wills.htm
Modern Arab-Islamic hermeneutics
Iskandar Mansour, a candidate for the tenure-track position in
Arabic and Islamic studies, will speak on "The Unpredictability
of the Past: Trends in Modern Arab-Islamic Hermeneutics" from
3:30 to 4:20 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, in room 473 of the Humanities
'To Cuba, With Love' tickets available to staff, faculty
Tickets for the various events of "To Cuba, With Love," the
inaugural program of the University's International Center for the Arts
March 4-5, are available.
The weekend kicks
off with a concert at 8 p.m. Friday, March 4, in the Forum at Yerba
Buena Center for the Arts. The concert features the West
Coast AfroCuban All-Stars, an ensemble of nationally and internationally
renowned band leaders and stylists assembled specifically to venerate
the inventor of Mambo, Israel "Cachao" Lopez.
will make a special guest appearance with the All-Stars when he is
the ICA's first-ever Marcus Prize, an award made for lifetime achievement
in the arts. Tickets for this event are $15 general admission and $10
for students and seniors.
Tickets are available at: http://www.ybca.org
Cachao and the Cineson
All Stars will perform Saturday, March 5, at Bimbo's 356 Club in San
Francisco. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The evening
features a 7:30 p.m. screening of "Paraiso," a documentary
film about the Cuban hip-hop group Madera Limpia, which was influenced
by Cachao. The concert beings at 9:30 p.m.
are $25 general admission. Discounted $20 tickets for students and
seniors are available only in
person through the Creative Arts Box Office. The show is for ages 21
Tickets are available at: http://tickets.com/venue_info.cgi?VENUE_ID=12120
event information, including the March 5 opening celebration of the
exhibition, "AfroCuba: Works on Paper, 1968-2003," see: www.collegeofcreativearts.org
Testing Center move
The Testing Center has moved from room 152 of the Administration building
to room 206 of the HSS building. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday.
phone number is ext. 8-2271.
International program faculty grants
The Office of International Programs invites tenured and tenure-track
faculty to apply for two grants. The first is an incentive award for
faculty to internationalize their courses. Awards between $1,000 and
$3,000 will be granted for proposals developed by faculty members from
any discipline who propose, either individually or collectively, to add
international components to an existing course that does not have an
The second is a grant to promote faculty member's international development.
Proposals are welcome for projects that have the potential to enhance
international education and promote international awareness at SFSU through
research and scholarship and/or creative activities. Grants will range
from $1,000 to $4,000.
for both grants is Tuesday, March 15. Applications and details may
be picked up at room 450 of the Administration building or
online at: www.sfsu.edu/~oip/
Community service learning grants and awards
The Office of Community Service Learning (OCSL) invites faculty members
to apply for community service learning grants. Grants support faculty
community scholarship and the expansion of SFSU community service learning
courses. Applications are due by 4 p.m. Monday, March 7.
guidelines and an application, see: www.sfsu.edu/~ocsl/awards.html
In addition, OCSL invites the campus community to nominate faculty,
students and partnering community organizations for awards recognizing
outstanding participation in community service learning. Submissions
are due at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21.
and nomination forms, see: www.sfsu.edu/~ocsl/awards.html
For details on both programs, contact Perla Barrientos at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-3282.
was awarded $2,471,949 in October.
include a grant to Brian de Vries, professor of gerontology, for his
bereaved spouses projects; a grant to Ilmi Yoon, assistant professor
of computer science, for Web-based FoodWeb visualization; a grant
acting director of the San Francisco Urban Institute, for
the CLAER project; and a grant to Dale Robinson, associate research
scientist at the Romberg Tiburon Center, to study Phaeocystic
antartica and diatoms from the Ross Sea.
the list of grants and contracts: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/spring05/feb14grants.htm
The CSU's annual student research competition provides an opportunity for undergraduate
and graduate students to exhibit their outstanding research project, paper or
creative activity. Faculty are asked to encourage students to apply.
are due Monday, Feb. 21, for the campus competition, which will take place
Feb. 28-March 4.
will provide travel funds for campus winners to compete in the CSU systemwide
competition to be held April 29-30 at CSU Sacramento.
forms and application guidelines may be found on the Graduate Studies
Web site: www.sfsu.edu/~gradstdy
contact Darlene Yee at email@example.com or Lisa Hoskins at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching will provide customized workshops
for a department meeting or group of faculty (minimum of eight participants).
Workshops range from course design and classroom assessment to online teaching
with Blackboard and using digital video.
a customized workshop, contact CET's training coordinator at ext. 5-3537.
on spring CET workshops, see: http://cet.sfsu.edu/spring
Faculty and staff are invited to reserve the Electronic Classroom (ECL) for
special class sessions. The Electronic Classroom, located in room 433 of the
Library, is a computer classroom equipped with 20 Windows student stations
and both a Windows and Macintosh instructor station.
is available for faculty and staff to use for classes and meetings up
to three times per
semester, per class. The ECL can be used to demonstrate how to use software
applications such as MS Office, viewing Web sites or giving multimedia presentations.
can be made online at: http://cet.sfsu.edu/ecl