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Volume 53, Number 19   January 30, 2006        

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Mông-Lan reading

Vietnamese poet, writer, painter, photographer and dancer Mông-Lan will give a reading at 2 p.m. Monday at the Poetry Center, room 512 of the Humanities building. Admission is free.

For details, call ext. 8-0966.

Coming Up
Fitness programs

New group fitness programs at the Village Fitness Center start Feb. 6. Available programs include mat Pilates, cardio kickboxing, cardio-FUNK, hip-hop and more. Advance registration for classes is required. Programs are free for Village Fitness Center members and $10 per class for non-members.

The Fitness Center has also started a walking club that is free to all staff and faculty. Club members meet at noon at the Fitness Center every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Trainers lead a 20-minute course.

For details, call (415) 452-1010 or visit:

Free piano performance
Faculty and staff are invited to order a pair of complimentary tickets to a concert by pianist Jeanne Stark-Iochmans held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, in Herbst Theatre. Stark-Iochmans will perform solo works by Mozart, Chopin and Ravel. The tickets are courtesy of Four Seasons Concerts.

R.S.V.P., including name, address and telephone number, by Feb. 8 to or by fax to (510) 601-6183.

Tickets will be held at the Herbst Theatre box office to be picked up the day of the concert between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Guests must be age 6 or over. Herbst Theatre is located at 401 Van Ness Ave. in San Francisco.

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HHS dean finalists
Five finalists have been selected to interview for dean of the College of Health and Human Services. All members of the campus community are invited to attend the presentations. Receptions will follow each presentation.

3:30 - 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8: Barry Eckert, dean and professor, College of Health Professions, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Ga. His presentation will take place in room 135 of the HSS building.

3:30 - 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 13: Santos Hernandez, dean and professor, School of Social Work, University of Texas, Arlington. His presentation will take place in room 210 of the Science building.

3:30 - 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16: Mary Beth Love, chair and professor of health education, College of Health and Human Services, SFSU. Her presentation will take place in room 278 of the HSS building.

3:30 - 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 20: Robert Otto Valdez, senior fellow, Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. His presentation will take place in room 210 of the Science building.

3:30 - 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22: Don Taylor, acting dean, College of Health and Human Services, SFSU. His presentation will take place in room 135 of the HSS building.

CSU Student Research Competition
The CSU's 20th annual Student Research Competition provides an opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students to present their outstanding research projects, papers or creative activities. Faculty members are asked to encourage students to apply. Current students as well as those who graduated in spring, summer or fall 2005 are eligible. The deadline for submissions for the campus competition is 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20. The campus competition will take place Feb. 27 - March 3.

The University will provide travel funds for up to 10 campus winners to compete in the CSU-wide competition to be held May 5-6 at CSU Channel Islands. SFSU students have excelled in this competition in the past, including three first-place awards last year. Winners receive cash awards.

Student registration forms and application guidelines are available on the Graduate Studies Web site:

All participants are also invited to exhibit their work in the Graduate Research and Creative Works Showcase to be held May 11.

This month's Newsmakers include Dorothy Tsuruta, associate professor and chair of Africana studies, on young people and commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Mitchell Marks, assistant professor of management, on what employees should do when the company they work for is sold; an opinion piece on public schools by President Robert A. Corrigan; Sanjit Sengupta, professor and chair of marketing, on Internet entrepreneurs; and Mary Felstiner, professor of history, on living with rheumatoid arthritis.

Read the Newsmakers:

OIP faculty grants
The Office of International Programs (OIP) invites tenured and tenure-track faculty to apply for two grant opportunities.

The two grants are:

The World in the Classroom: Course Internationalization Incentive Awards
This grant initiative is designed to assist faculty from a variety of disciplines infuse an international perspective into traditionally "non-international" courses. Awards between $1,000 and $3,000 will be granted for proposals by faculty members from any discipline who propose, either individually or collectively, to add international components to an existing non-internationally themed course.

2006 Faculty International Development Grant
The international development grant is awarded for faculty proposals that have the potential to enhance international education and promote international awareness at SFSU through research and scholarship and/or creative activities. Grants of $1,000 to $4,000 will be based on the merits of proposals, financial need and availability of funds.

Applications can be picked up in room 450 of the Administration building or found at:

The deadline for both grants is 5 p.m. March 15. For details, contact Marilyn Jackson at or ext. 8-3317.

Community scholarship grants
The Office of Community Service Learning (OCSL) has received new funding for its Community Scholarship Faculty Grant Program. The grants will support faculty community scholarship and the expansion of community service learning courses at SFSU. The awards are open to all part-time and full-time faculty at all ranks. Faculty must submit applications by 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27. Guidelines are available online at:

For details, contact Perla Barrientos at or 8-3282.

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