Women's History Month
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 is sponsored by the Women Studies Department, College
of Behavioral and Social Sciences and other campus departments
details, contact Kathryn Johnson at: firstname.lastname@example.org
A panel on "Despair and Exploitation: Gender and Humanitarian
Aid" will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, in
room 582 of the Humanities building. The event includes Edna Wangui,
assistant professor of geography and human environmental studies,
on "Women and the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Africa"; Burcu
Akan Ellis, assistant professor of international relations, on "Human
Trafficking: Profiting from Women in Disaster Zones"; and
a screening of the film "Sons and Daughters Betrayed: The
Trafficking of Women and Girls and the Fight to End It" sponsored
the Global Fund for Women.
A vigil for International Women's Day in solidarity with the global
struggle for justice will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday,
March 8, in Malcolm X Plaza. The event, which is sponsored by the
Women's Center and Associated Students, features speeches from
community leaders and student activists.
A lecture by
Sarah Soh, professor of anthropology, on "Gender,
Class, Nation: Korean Comfort Women" will be held from noon
to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, in room 386 of the Humanities building.
of the film "A Certain Liberation" will
take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, in room 133
of the Humanities building.
Nations Association International Film Festival will be screened
from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, in the Coppola
Theatre of the Fine Arts building. Films include "Daughters
from Danang," "When Abortion Was Illegal," "Afghanistan
Unveiled," and "Women and Fidel." A reception with
the filmmakers takes place from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12
for the general public and $8 for students. All proceeds benefit
the United Nations Association.
A panel on "The Assault on Women's Reproductive Rights" will
be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, in room 133 of the
Humanities building. The event includes Barbara Loomis, associate
professor of anthropology, on "The First was Planned; The
Second was Withdrawal: the Third was a Lysol Douche: American Women's
Early Attempts to Control Contraception, 1830-1931"; Nora
Dye, public affairs manager of the Golden Gate office of Planned
Parenthood, on "The Roe v. Wade Illusion: A Backdoor Attack
on Reproductive Rights"; and a screening of the video "Motherhood
by Choice not Chance."
Bob Wills celebration
The 100th anniversary of the birth of Bob Wills will be celebrated
with a series of events presented by A.S. Performing Arts. Wills,
a Western swing legend, erased genre boundaries by fusing pop,
jazz, blues and country. Events include:
A selection of Wills film clips and lecture with country DJ and
music archivist Steve Hathaway from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March
1, in Jack Adams Hall of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Admission
Wills biographer Charles Townsend and Jose Cuellar, professor
of Raza studies, will present a lecture/musical demonstration at
2 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, in Jack Adams Hall. Admission is free.
A concert featuring the Western swing band Lost Weekend will take
place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, in Jack Adams Hall. Tickets
are $20 for general admission and $15 for SFSU students. For tickets,
call 1 (800) 594-8499
For details and to order tickets online, see: aspa-sfsu.org/events/wills.htm
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 in room 473 of the Humanities building.
Lawrence Wallack, dean of the college of urban and public affairs
at Portland State University, will speak on "Talking Public
Health: Articulating America’s Second Language" from
noon to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday in room C-114 of the Student Center.
The seminar is funded by The National Center on Minority Health
and Health Disparities.
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Seven Hills Catering by Chartwells and the Office of Conference
Services invite the campus community to a catering faire from
noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Towers Conference Center.
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Sacred land and water
The campus community is invited to a Sacred Land and Water Symposium
at 1 p.m. Tuesday 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.
'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.
CUSP II discussion
The All-University Committee on International Programs and the
Office of International Programs are convening a conference on
how to achieve the 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 in room T-160 of the
Student Center. Lunch will be provided. All members of the campus
community are welcome.
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Prophets and rebels
Adam Hochschild will discuss his book "Bury the Chains: Prophets
and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves" at 4:10
p.m. Tuesday, March 8, in room 349 of the HSS building. He will
also hold a book signing, and copies will be available for sale
at a discount.
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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.
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Meeting on revisions to physical master 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.
The meeting will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Nob Hill Room of
the Seven Hills Conference Center. The campus community is invited to
attend a reception that will follow the meeting in the Senate office,
room 551 of the Administration building.
Update on the University Club
Since the announcement of the closing of the Franciscan Building to accommodate
a new Library addition, the University Club (UClub) has been looking
for a new location. After exploring a variety of possibilities, the
UClub Board of Directors has concluded that no viable space options
exist for the club.
The board has passed motions to cease collective payroll deductions
as soon as possible and to terminate all operations in the Franciscan
Building by June 3.
At its March 2 meeting, the board will consider motions to dissolve
the corporation and determine how residual funds will be held and designated
for the future.
In memoriam: Nancy Lee Tilden Jackman
Nancy Lee Tilden Jackman, professor emerita of philosophy, died Feb.
8. She was 81.
Jackman, who held a doctorate in philosophy from University of California,
Berkeley, taught at SFSU for 35 years beginning in 1953. She taught courses
in Eastern philosophy and religion and was known as a demanding and rigorous
teacher who was also able to command a great deal of respect from her
"She was kindly, friendly and helpful to students and faculty alike," said
philosophy Professor John Glanville, who shared an office with her. "She
was a very good questioner of students, not only in content, but also
in logical and rhetorical presentation."
An expert on Chinese and East Indian religions, Jackman also practiced
what she preached. She studied Vedanta, a philosophical foundation of
Glanville noted that Jackman had extensive knowledge and interest in
many areas, including American philosophy and colonial history, and had
a strong financial sense.
Jackman is survived by her son Robert, daughter-in-law Linda Vasquez,
grandson Carlos Vasquez, and niece and nephews Katherine W., Thomas,
Timothy Lee and Peter Strebeigh.
Donations in her memory may be made to Hospice by the Bay, 1540 Market
St., San Francisco, Calif. 94102.
In memoriam: Walter Geiger
Walter Geiger, professor emeritus of foreign languages, died Feb. 17
after a long illness. He was 72.
Geiger, who taught at San Francisco State from 1966 to 1994, had research
interests in romance philology, Spanish linguistics, and Spanish medieval
literature. He taught Spanish linguistics and the history and development
of the Spanish language.
A native of Chicago, Geiger enjoyed a brief television broadcasting
career in the mid-1950s in Phoenix. He earned his master's degree in
Spanish in 1962 and his Ph.D. in romance philology in 1973, both from
University of California, Berkeley.
"He had a very strong presence," said French Lecturer Anita
Axt, who also serves as administrative analyst/specialist for the Foreign
Languages and Literatures Department. "He was very matter of fact
and expected his students to be prepared. He had a great sense of humor."
In the 1970s, Geiger taught a series of courses that included trips
overseas to South America, Mexico and Spain. He was fascinated by the
linguistics of Spanish, including the effect that Arabic had on the language.
Geiger is survived by his daughter Renate.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Friends of the J. Paul
Leonard Library, sixth floor, Library.
to teach at SFSU was "a no-brainer," Volker Langbehn says. "The
University is unique in its ethnic structure -- I found that very
enriching. Ethnic diversity -- I live it, breathe it."
a visiting assistant professor of German at Iowa State University,
Langbehn has spent the last three years at SFSU teaching undergraduate
and graduate classes in German language and literature. He says he
continues to seek new ways to approach his subject matter in the
classroom. His latest course is a good example.
Holocaust and its Aftermath in Postwar Germany," a pilot course
created with Associate Professor Ilona Vandergriff, debuted in the
fall. Students in the course look at the Holocaust from a number
beginning with those of its perpetrators...
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George Diehr, a member of the CalPERS Board, will speak about Gov. Schwarzenegger's
proposed changes to the retirement system at noon Wednesday, March 9, in Rosa
Parks A-C of the Cesar Chavez Student Center.
is sponsored by the California Faculty Association in cooperation with
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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.
and an application, see: www.sfsu.edu/~ocsl/awards.html
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The Office of International Programs invites tenured and tenure-track faculty
to apply for two grants: an incentive award for faculty to internationalize
their courses and a grant to promote faculty members' international development.
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/
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."
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
should be sent by Tuesday, March 15, to Dean Joel J. Kassiola at email@example.com or
via inter-office mail to Office of the Dean, HSS 359.
community service scholarships
The Office of Community Service Learning asks faculty and staff to encourage
students to apply for a Students in Service scholarship. Students volunteering
and/or completing unpaid internships in education or community-based organizations
are encouraged to apply.
call ext. 8-6846 visit: www.sfsu.edu/~ocsl