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Volume 52, Number 25   March 7, 2005         

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This Month
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.

The series is sponsored by the Women Studies Department, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences and other campus departments and organizations.

For details, contact Kathryn Johnson at:

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, 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.

A screening 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.

The United Nations Association International Film Festival will screen from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, in the Coppola Theatre of the Fine Arts building. 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.

This Week
Medieval conference

SFSU hosts the annual meeting of the Medieval Association of the Pacific Friday and Saturday in the Seven Hills Conference Center and other locations. Several SFSU faculty and students will be participating at the conference, and the Frank V. de Bellis collection will hold a special exhibition.

For a full schedule, see:

For details, contact William Bonds at or Jarbel Rodriguez at:

Swinging in the West

Bob Wills biographer Charles Townsend and Jose Cuellar, professor of Raza studies, will present a lecture/musical demonstration on Wills and his influence on Western swing at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Jack Adams Hall. Admission is free.

For details, see:

Bury the chains
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 in room 349 of the HSS building. He will also hold a book signing, and copies will be available for sale at a discount.

For details, e-mail:

CalPERS update

George Diehr, a member of the CalPERS Board, will speak about Gov. Schwarzenegger's proposed changes to the retirement system at noon Wednesday in Rosa Parks A-C of the Cesar Chavez Student Center.

The program is sponsored by the California Faculty Association in cooperation with Human Resources.

Space is limited. R.S.V.P. to or ext. 8-6232.

Photo lecture on SF Bay
Nature photographer Dennis Anderson will give a slide presentation based on his book "Hidden Treasures of San Francisco Bay" at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Bay Conference Center at the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies.

Space is limited. R.S.V.P. to or ext. 8-3543.

RTC is located at 3152 Paradise Drive, Tiburon, Calif.

Fanny Howe reading

Poetry Center Book Award recipient Fanny Howe and award judge and poet Larry Kearney will read from their work at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Unitarian Center, 1187 Franklin (at Geary), San Francisco. A $5 donation is requested.

Coming Up
Women in America

Gail Collins, editor of The New York Times editorial page, will speak at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 28, in Jack Adams Hall of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Collins will discuss her book "American Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates and Heroines," as well as the importance of women in leadership roles.

The event is sponsored by Associated Students Inc., President Corrigan and the San Francisco Urban Institute.

Defensive driving
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 or call ext. 8-1449.

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Tuesday Senate meeting focuses on physical plan
The Academic Senate will dedicate its Tuesday meeting to a presentation by Leroy Morishita, vice president for administration and finance, on proposed revisions to the physical master plan. The campus community is welcome to attend.

The meeting will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center. A reception will immediately follow the meeting in the lobby of the Seven Hills Conference Center.

College of Business dean candidates
Four finalists have been selected for dean of the College of Business and are scheduled for on-campus visits. All members of the campus community are invited to attend the following receptions which will take place in room 202 of the Business building:
  • 5-6 p.m., Monday, March 7: Roger Gray, former vice president and CIO, PG&E.
  • 4-5 p.m., Friday, March 11: Peter Giles, former president and CEO, The Tech Museum of Innovation.
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, March 14: Nancy Hayes, president and CEO, WISE Senior Services.
  • 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, March 16: Dennis Wu, retired partner, Deloitte & Touche.

Richard Giardina to retire
Richard Giardina, associate vice president for academic planning and assessment, has announced his retirement, effective Sept. 1. The Office of Academic Affairs has begun a national search to find his replacement in the newly titled position of associate vice president for academic planning and educational effectiveness.

For a copy of the complete position description, application procedures, and the application deadline, call ext. 8-1141 or visit the Faculty Affairs Website at:

Yamamoto named EOP director
After a regional search, Ginger Yamamoto has been named director of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP). Yamamoto served as interim director for the past two years.

Yamamoto began her SFSU career as a graduate assistant in the Advising Center. She joined EOP in 1979 as an academic adviser and learning specialist. She later served as the advising coordinator of the U-CAN Program and then as senior program coordinator for the Retention and Remediation Program.

Search committee for University advancement vp
Consistent with Academic Senate Policy #F92-180, Marc Dollinger, Richard and Rhoda Goldman chair in Jewish studies and social responsibility; Philip King, associate professor and chair of economics; and Mary Beth Love, professor and chair of health education, have been elected to serve as the faculty representatives for the search committee for vice president for University advancement.

For details, contact the Academic Senate office at or ext. 8-1264.

Three administrative reviews
Academic administrative reviews are under way for Deborah Masters, University librarian; Gail Whitaker, associate vice president for academic program development and dean of the College of Extended Learning; and Yenbo Wu, director of international programs.

Administrative review questionnaires are now being distributed. Faculty and staff who do not receive a questionnaire, but would like to participate in the process should e-mail Stephanie Schwartz at or pick a questionnaire in room 455, Administration building.

The Administrative Review Committees will not use any anonymous responses. However, the ARCs will preserve the confidentiality of those who submit evaluations, within the limits of the law.

This month's Newsmakers include Norma Carr-Ruffino, professor of management, on women and taking risks in business; John Sullivan, professor of management, on how to be an effective internal job candidate; Paul Longmore, professor of history, on the portrayal of the disabled in "Million Dollar Baby"; John Burks, professor of journalism, on Hunter S. Thompson; and Venise Wagner, assistant professor of journalism, on public journalism.

Read the Newsmakers:

No CampusMemo March 21
CampusMemo will not be published the week of March 21 because of spring break. Submit events and deadlines for the March 14 issue by 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 8.

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Health workshops
The Student Health Service invites faculty, staff and students to take advantage of the Extra Credit for a Healthy Future Program, which offers free workshops that promote health and well-being.

For a schedule of classes, see:

Participants may register for a class by writing their names on the registration folder for the workshop they want to take. The folders are in room 21 of the Student Health Service.

For details, contact Marian Yee at:

Wetlands training
The Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies is offering a series of new short courses to provide professional training on a range of topics related to wetlands science and management.

The first year's offerings will allow students to gain expertise in wetlands delineation, restoration ecology, policy, GIS, remote sensing, plant identification, experimental design and statistical analysis. These courses can be used to meet the training requirements of the Society of Wetland Scientists' Professional Wetlands Scientist Certification program.

For details, e-mail, call (415) 819-2073 or see:

The Collaboratory beckons
Enhance student participation in class discussions, encourage critical thinking and collaboration, and promote active student learning by holding a class session in the Collaboratory.

To reserve a session, contact Desiree Oliver at, ext. 5-3540 or room 435 of the Library.

For details and a registration calendar see:

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