Vassilis Colonas, associate professor of architecture at University
of Thessaly, Greece, will present a series of three lectures this
"Urban Space in the Work of Cavafy" at
6:10 p.m. Tuesday in room 381 of the Humanities building.
"Thessaloniki Before and After the Fire of 1917" at
2:10 p.m. Wednesday in room 129 of the Humanities building.
"Greek Architects in the Ottoman Empire: The Case of Constantinople,
19th-20th Centuries" at 6:10 p.m. Thursday in room 381 of
the Humanities building.
The lecture series is sponsored by the University Seminars Programs
Alexander Onassis Public Benefit Foundation.
For details, contact the Center for Modern Greek Studies at ext.
Retirement, financial planning workshops
Paul K. Alires, senior benefits analyst, will present a workshop
on "Retirement Basics, an Introduction to the CalPERS program" from
12:20 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in room 460 of the Administration
present "Financial Planning for Your Future" from
noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday in room 460 of the Administration building.
Seating for both workshops is limited. R.S.V.P. before the date
of the event to Victoria F. Ramos at ext. 5-3935.
DNA and Jewish Studies
Yulia Egorova, a research fellow at Cardiff University, Wales,
will present " DNA Evidence? The Impact of Genetic Research
on Historical Debate: The Case of Jewish Studies" at 3:30
p.m. Monday in room 415 of the Humanities building.
The event is part of the Jewish Studies Program's Academica Judaica.
For details, call ext. 8-6075.
POSTPONED--Sup. Elsbernd visits
San Francisco District 7 Supervisor Sean Elsbernd will not visit
campus at noon Wednesday in room 268 of the HSS building. Instead,
he will visit campus at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 3.
The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences faculty research
series continues with two presentations on India from 1:15 to
2:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in room 361 of the HSS building.
Anoshua Chaudhuri, assistant professor of economics, will present "Socio-economic
and Gender Differences in Living Arrangements and Health Status
of Older Persons in India" and Christopher Chekuri, assistant
professor of history, will present "Pre-Colonial India:
Sovereignty and Kingship."
For details, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Patricia Davis, the final candidate for a tenure-track position
with Counseling and Psychological Services, will present at 4 p.m.
Thursday in room 401 of the Student Services building.
details, contact Derethia DuVal at ext. 8-2208.
The Center for Health Disparities Research and Training (CHDRT)
invites faculty, staff and community partners to participate
Partnerships: an Evaluation of CBPR," a symposium on community-based
participatory research (CBPR) cosponsored by the Office of Community
Service Learning. The symposium will take place from 9:30 a.m.
to 3 p.m. Friday in the Richard Oakes Multicultural
Center, Cesar Chavez Student Center.
Registration is free. Space is limited. Priority will be given
to those attending with their community/campus partners.
For details and to R.S.V.P., contact CHDRT at email@example.com or
Campus climate discussion
The Academic Senate invites the campus community to a planning
meeting at 1 p.m. Friday, April 28, in room 587 of the Humanities
building to develop ideas for ongoing efforts to improve the
campus climate regarding race, class, gender, sexuality, disability,
and other social issues.
For details, contact the Academic Senate at ext. 8-1264.
'Father of fractals' talk
World-renowned mathematician Benoît B. Mandelbrot, who is
as the "father of fractals," will speak on "The
Nature of Roughness in Mathematics, Science and Art" at
8 p.m. Saturday in Jack Adams Hall of the Cesar Chavez Student
Center. The lecture, a part of the Einstein Public Lecture in Mathematics
series, is sponsored by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
and American Mathematical Society.
The Community Involvement Center (CIC) invites the campus community
to a nonprofit agency fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May
2, on the Main Lawn. A variety of Bay Area organizations will
be on hand to discuss volunteer opportunities.
For details, contact CIC at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-1486.
Faculty development open house
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development invites faculty
and staff to celebrate its new name, mission and space at a series
of open houses in room 425 of the Library. Open houses will be
held from 2 to 5 p.m. May 2 - 4.
Women in East
Yvonne Galligan, reader in politics and director of Queen's University
Belfast's Centre for the Advancement of Women in Politics School
of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy, will present "Women
Organizing for Change: The Case of East Central Europe" from
10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 3, in room 154 of the HSS building.
The event is sponsored by the departments of Political Science
and Sociology and the Women Studies Program.
The University Budget Committee will meet from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 18, in the NEC Room of the Administration building.
The campus community is welcome.
Pegi and Neil Young to receive honorary degrees
Young, co-founder of The Bridge School for young people with disabilities,
and her husband, musician-singer-songwriter Neil Young, a board member
and supporter of The Bridge School, will receive honorary doctor of
humane letters degrees from SFSU at the May 27 Commencement ceremony.
years ago, Pegi Young co-founded The Bridge School in Hillsborough,
Calif., for children with severe speech and physical impairments. The
school uses state-of-the-art assistive communication technology to ensure
that students have access to a quality education that encompasses a broad
base of knowledge and experiences.
knew well the need for such a program. She and her husband, Neil Young,
have a son, Ben, who
was born with cerebral palsy. Through her dedication, the school has
become an internationally recognized model that also conducts cutting-edge
research shared with professionals across the nation.
"Pegi Young has truly built a bridge between the disabled child
and the world," said President Robert
A. Corrigan. "Her work is a powerful reminder that with passion
and dedication we can improve the lives of young people near and far
by ensuring that all have access to education. The mission and principles
on which The Bridge School was founded mirror the values and beliefs
of San Francisco State: Everyone deserves the opportunity to reach his
or her maximum potential."
While Pegi has concentrated on the school itself, building a strong
interdisciplinary team and expanding outreach and research programs,
her husband, the legendary musician-singer-songwriter Neil Young, has
applied his talent and celebrity for the good of The Bridge School. Neil
is a Bridge School board member and the driving force behind the Annual
Bridge School Benefit Concert.
The Youngs attended
last year's Commencement exercises to applaud the success of Thanh
Diep, the first Bridge School alum to receive a college
shared what The Bridge School taught her: "great
self-confidence and self-esteem." Had she remained in public school,
Diep added that she "would not have had an opportunity to learn
to read, write, and achieve academically at a communicative level with
Longmore selected for CSU award
History Professor Paul Longmore is one of five recipients of the 2006
CSU Wang Family Excellence Award. The award celebrates CSU distinguished
faculty and administrators who have displayed extraordinary commitment
and dedication and made outstanding contributions and achievements
in their field.
Longmore has not only helped change public perception of people with
disabilities, he has also helped establish the analysis of disability
as a field in academic research and teaching, much as women studies and
ethnic studies were shaped in prior decades.
is director of the SFSU Institute on Disability and served as co-director
of the National Endowment
for the Humanities Summer Institute on Disability Studies, a first-of-its-kind
event held at SFSU in 2000. He is also a scholar in American colonial
history and the author of a book on George Washington.
Longmore is the second SFSU faculty member to win a Wang Award. Geoffrey
Marcy, adjunct professor of physics and astronomy, won in 1999 for his
key work in the discovery of more than 14 extra-solar planets.
Four faculty members and one administrator throughout the CSU system
will receive $20,000 awards and will be honored at the CSU Trustees'
meeting May 16 - 17.
Creative Arts dean candidates visit
Four candidates have been selected to interview for dean of the College
of Creative Arts. The campus community is invited to attend each candidate's
presentation and reception:
Monday, May 1: Joseph Lewis, dean of Alfred University's School of Art
and Design, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Knuth Hall of the Creative Arts building.
Wednesday, May 3: Wan-Lee Cheng, acting dean of SFSU's College of Creative
Arts, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Knuth Hall of the Creative Arts building.
May 9: Bert Brouwer, dean of University of Alabama at Birmingham's
School of Arts and Humanities, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Coppola Theatre
of the Fine Arts building.
Wednesday, May 17: John Laughton, dean of University of Massachusetts,
Dartmouth's College of Visual and Performing Arts, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
in Knuth Hall of the Creative Arts building.
New faculty resources on disabilities and accessibility
The Disability Programs and Resource Center (DPRC) has launched "Dear
DPRC," an advice column for faculty members that contain strategies
for creating barrier-free learning environments. It will be published
several times a semester on the DPRC Web site: www.sfsu.edu/~dprc/
The debut column answers questions about test accommodations -- just
in time for final exams in May: www.sfsu.edu/~dprc/deardprc/april06.html
In addition, DPRC has posted a frequently asked questions page (FAQ)
on its Web site with information on DPRC's procedures for requesting
reasonable accommodations and how to work effectively with students with
Nominations for Academic Senate committees
Faculty are needed to serve on the following committees: Academic Freedom
Committee, Honorary Degree Committee, University Search Committee for
Dean of Undergraduate Studies, and University Search Committee for
Director of Academic Institutional Research. In addition, there is
an opening for an at-large academic senator.
Nominations should be made by 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, at: www.sfsu.edu/~senate/nominate
Voting ends Monday for staff Senate representative
Staff members are encouraged to vote in the election for a representative
to the Academic Senate. Voting closes at 5 p.m. Monday, April 24.
To review a list of nominees and their position statements and vote
in the election, visit: www.sfsu.edu/~senate
The April Insiders
include a book by Carlos Cordova, professor of Raza studies, on Salavadoran
Americans; presentations by Caitlin Ryan, director of Adolescent Health Initiatives,
on her study on LGBT adolescents; a Gertrude Stein award from Green Integer
Press for Maxine Chernoff, chair of creative writing; and a talk on ceramics
by David Kuraoka, professor of art.
Read Insiders: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/spring06/april23insiders.htm
CSU Academic Senate vote
The CSU Academic Senate has begun the elections process to change the
constitution of the CSU Academic Senate with regard to membership. Please
visit the Academic Senate Web site in order to review the proposed changes
and submit your vote to the CSU Academic Senate office.
is available at: www.sfsu.edu/~senate
Faculty regalia rental
Faculty may still rent regalia for Commencement 2006, for an additional
$15 charge for rush shipment. Faculty members who need to rent regalia
should call ext. 8-2023 or visit room 113C on the Mezzanine Level of
the Student Center. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through
placed by April 28 will require the $15 rush charge. Orders placed
after Monday, May 1, will require additional charges.
West Side Story party
Faculty and staff (and friends) are invited to the University Women's
Association (UWA) spring theatre party at 6 p.m. Friday, May 5. The
event begins with a Cinco de Mayo Mexican buffet dinner in Rosa Parks
Rooms A - C in the Student Center.
dinner, the group will view a live performance of "West Side Story" at 8 p.m. in
McKenna Theatre of the Creative Arts building. Cost for the event is
$30 per person for UWA members and guests and $35 for nonmembers and
R.S.V.P. by Friday, April 28, to Lin Bushart Ivory at email@example.com and send a check payable to UWA to Lin Ivory, 145 Sequoia Drive, San
Anselmo, CA 94960.
Get advising early
The Undergraduate Advising Center asks faculty and staff to encourage
students to participate in the "Get Advising Early" campaign
so they can avoid class scheduling mistakes, double counting errors,
unit deficiency and other issues. Students can receive free general
advising from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, on the Main Lawn
and from 3 to 6 p.m. April 25-26 in the Cantina.
Pacific symphony tickets discount
The SFSU Student Marketing Association is offering to the campus community
a 50 percent discount on single tickets for the Pacific Chamber Symphony's
spring concert series. The dates and locations are as follows:
Wednesday, May 17. For tickets, call (925) 484-9783.
Saturday, May 20. For tickets, call (707) 226-7372.
Sunday, May 21. For tickets, call (510) 352-3945.
Francisco: Tuesday, May 23. For tickets, call (415) 292-1233.
To receive the discount, provide the promotional code SFSU-MA.
For details on venue locations and programs, visit: www.pacificchambersymphony.org