The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching (CET) invites faculty
to attend one of two presentations on build-your-own readers, books
and lab manuals from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, and Thursday,
Feb. 24, in room 433 of the Library. Faculty are increasingly using
alternative methods of providing course materials to their students.
The presentations, given by representatives from Pearson Custom
Publishing, will discuss this recent development in the world of
To register, contact CET at ext. 8-6456.
Culture and education conference
Members of the campus community are invited to attend the two-day
conference "What's Culture Got to Do with It? -- Illuminating
Assumptions about Cultural Difference for Academic Success of
African American and Latino Students" which takes place
Friday and Saturday in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Admission
is $25 per day; $15 for students.
The conference is being sponsored by ASCEND Institute for Educational
Change, the College of Education and several other on-campus departments
For details, contact Francine O. Shakir at ext. 5-3407. Or visit:
Public health lecture
Rajiv Bhatia, director of occupational and environmental health
for the San Francisco Department of Public Health, will speak on "Public
Health and Urban Planning: Opportunities and Obstacles for Partnerships
and Joint Practice" from noon to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday in room
C-114 of the Cesar Chavez Student Center.
The event is part of the spring 2005 health disparities seminar
R.S.V.P. to email@example.com or ext. 8-2978.
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 in room 473 of the Humanities building.
Open mike night
Members of the campus community are invited to attend or perform
at a music open mike night from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Depot
of the Student Center. Participants are also invited to meet
singer-songwriter Lee Mallory at the event.
Sign up to perform by contacting Nina Jo Smith at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty and staff are invited to an opening reception for artist
Chaen Chan from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday in the University Club. Chan's
woodcuts, monoprints, monotypes and hand-made frames are on display
in the University Club.
For details, contact David Apelt at ext. 8-3625.
Poets David Hinton and Andrew Schelling will read from their work
at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Poetry Center, room 512 of the Humanities
Egypt and modernity
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 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.
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
Native land and water
The campus community is invited to a Sacred Land and Water Symposium
at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, in room 133 of the Humanities building.
In addition to the panel discussion, there will be a 4 p.m. screening
of the film "In the Light of Reverence."
The symposium is sponsored by the American Indian Studies Department.
For details, contact Kathleen Russell at (415) 459-9211.
The campus community is invited to participate in SFSU's celebration
of Women's History Month and International Women's Day. Throughout
March films, speakers and panel discussions will be presented
on "Whose Lives? Whose Liberation? -- Women and Global Justice/Injustice."
The series kicks off with a panel discussion on gender and humanitarian
aid, a film on human trafficking, and presentation on women and
the African HIV/AIDS epidemic from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March
2, in room 582 of the Humanities building.
CampusMemo will run a full schedule of events in its Feb. 28 edition.
The series is sponsored by the College of Behavioral and Social
Sciences and College of Humanities and other campus departments
For details, contact Kathryn Johnson at: email@example.com
'Night of Henna' premiere
A.S. Performing Arts presents a free world premiere of the film "Night
of Henna" on Thursday, March 3. There will be showings at
2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Hassan Zee, "Night of Henna" is about the
tradition-steeped wedding night of a Pakistani-American girl as
she confronts the conflict between the desires of her heart and
the expectations of her culture.
King 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, blues and country. Events include a lecture,
film series and concert.
For details, see: aspa-sfsu.org/events/wills.htm
Defensive driver training sessions will be held from 8 to 11:30
a.m. and from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 29.
To register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call ext. 8-1449.
Update on 'To Cuba, With Love' tickets
As mentioned in last week's CampusMemo, tickets for the various events
of "To Cuba, With Love" are now available to the campus community.
Tickets are available from the venues where events will be held, but
faculty and staff are encouraged to purchase them in person at the Creative
Arts Box Office, located on the first floor of the Creative Arts building
near McKenna Theatre.
Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The West Coast AfroCuban All-Stars will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, March
4, in the Forum at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Tickets are $15 general
admission and $10 for students and seniors.
An opening celebration
for the Fine Arts Gallery exhibit "AfroCuba:
Works on Paper, 1968-2003" will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 5
p.m. Saturday, March 5, in the Fine Arts building. Events include film
screenings, performances and the official opening of the exhibit.
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 begins at 9:30 p.m.
are $25 general admission. Discounted $20 tickets for students and
seniors are available only in
person at the Creative Arts Box Office. The show is for ages 21 and
on all of the events, see the press release: www.sfsu.edu/~news/prsrelea/fy04/allarts3.htm
In memoriam: Gladys Blacut
Gladys Blacut, a lecturer of Spanish at SFSU since 1984, died Feb. 11
after a long illness. She was 67.
Blacut was popular
with her students and colleagues in the Foreign Languages and Literatures
Department. They said she was more than kind, sweet and
conscientious. She was a "saint," an "angel," "the
Mother Teresa of the department."
"She was devoted to her profession and her students," said
Spanish Lecturer Aida Seballos, who met Blacut when they were students
in SFSU's graduate Spanish literature program. "She was formal,
but very refined and very kind."
Blacut continued to show her dedication and professionalism in her final
days, when she was in the hospital. She had her spring semester course
syllabi prepared and she wanted to make sure the instructors who took
over her classes were on top of everything.
"Her whole life was giving to her students," said French Lecturer
Anita Axt, who also serves as administrative analyst/specialist for the
Foreign Languages and Literatures Department. "If she was sick,
she would reserve a room to make up the classes she missed. She would
hold special review sessions before final exams."
A native of Bolivia, Blacut moved to San Francisco with her family on
July 4, 1963. Her family still occupies the Mission District duplex that
was their first home.
She earned her bachelor's degree in Spanish from University of San Francisco
in 1972 before entering the SFSU master's program, which she completed
in 1977. She earned a doctorate in Hispanic languages and literatures
from University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1986.
Blacut is survived by her brother Alberto and sister-in-law Emily.
A memorial will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in Humanities
473. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the National Kidney
Foundation, East 33rd St., New York, N.Y.,10016, or the Foreign Languages
and Literatures Department.
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 Suzanne Dmytrenko, registrar, and
Denize Fox Needleman, associate vice president for human resources, on
the employee student information Web tutorial; a report from Dave Abella,
president of Associated Students Inc., on the athletics fee referendum;
a report from Oswaldo Garcia on the task force on graduate program review;
a recommended discontinuance of the minor in California studies; a resolution
in support of a University Club; and proposed faculty honors and awards
Senate meeting to focus on physical plan
The Academic Senate will dedicate its Tuesday, March 8, meeting to a
presentation by Leroy Morishita, vice president for administration
and finance, on proposed revisions to the physical master plan.
meeting will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Nob Hill Room of
the Seven Hills Conference Center.
Improving international experience at SFSU
The All-University Committee on International Programs and the Office
of International Programs are convening a conference on how to achieve
CUSP II Goal 4: "San Francisco State University provides its students,
faculty, and staff with international experiences, perspectives, and
competencies." The conference will take place from 11:30 a.m.
to 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 4. The location is still to be determined.
Lunch will be provided. All members of the campus community are welcome.
R.S.V.P. to Miriam Smith at: email@example.com
For details on CUSP II Goal 4, see:
Insiders include a performance by Rhonnie Washington, associate professor
of theatre arts, in a production of "Fences"; A book on preschool
success by Stan Goldberg, professor of special education; a lifetime
award given to Ruth B. Love, professor of administration and interdisciplinary
studies; a short story by Alejandro Murguia, associate professor of Raza
studies; a position as ethicist-in-residence for Jacob Needleman, professor
of philosophy; and an award for Debra Fischer, assistant professor of
Read the Insiders: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/spring05/feb21insiders.htm
Student research deadline today
The deadline to apply for CSU's annual student research competition
is Monday, Feb. 21. Registration forms and application guidelines may
be found on the Graduate Studies Web site: www.sfsu.edu/~gradstdy
Service learning grants
The Office of Community Service Learning 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.
For guidelines and an application, see: www.sfsu.edu/~ocsl/awards.html
For details, contact Perla Barrientos at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext.
Incentives to internationalize
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 international theme.
The second is a grant to promote faculty members' 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.
The deadline 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/
Participate in fall public lecture series
Faculty from all disciplines are invited to participate in the College
of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) fall 2005 course/public lecture
series, BSS 275. The series, which has been offered the past two
years, gathers a different group of faculty and other experts each
week to address a specific topic related to the series theme. This
fall's theme is "Social Justice and Social Change: Race, Class,
Gender, Disability and Sexuality at Home and Abroad."
Faculty are encouraged to submit a proposal that includes a brief
abstract of the proposed presentation along with a tentative title.
Individual and group proposals (for a panel of up to four presenters)
are welcome. For a proposal form and more details, contact Kathryn
Johnson at: email@example.com
Proposals should be sent by Tuesday, March 15, to Dean Joel J. Kassiola
at firstname.lastname@example.org or via inter-office mail to Office of the Dean,
Participating faculty will receive a letter of acknowledgement for
inclusion in their retention, tenure and promotion process. The presentations
submitted as written papers will be considered for possible publication
by the College of BSS.
The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching (CET) is offering workshops
on quick and easy classroom assessment tools. Workshops will be held
from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, and from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday,
To register, contact CET at email@example.com or ext. 5-3537.