Antti Hautamäki, director in the Innovation and New Solution
unit at the Finnish Innovation Fund, will present "Distributed
Innovation in a Global Networked Economy" from noon to 1:30
p.m. Tuesday in room 202 of the Business building.
The event is sponsored by the College of Business.
The French Program invites the campus community to a talent show
from 4:15 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday in room 587 of the Humanities
building. Students in upper division classes will present skits,
songs, dances, stand-up comedy and more, all in French. A potluck
dinner also will be part of the fun.
details, contact Bérénice Le Marchand at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-7419.
A celebration of the 15th anniversary of The SAFE Place will be
held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in Jack Adams Hall of the Cesar
Chavez Student Center. The event features theatre and music performances,
including a performance by Medea Project Theatre for Incarcerated
R.S.V.P. to Karla Castillo at ext. 8-2819.
The event is sponsored by Students for a SAFE Campus, The SAFE
Place Peer Educators, the students in Counseling 606, and Associated
Students Performing Arts.
RTC on 'Quest'
Newell (Toby) Garfield, acting director of the Romberg Tiburon
Center, will be featured on an episode of "Quest," KQED-TV's
local science program, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday on broadcast channel
9. Garfield will discuss the physics of big waves like the "mavericks" off
the San Mateo coast. After airing on KQED-TV, the episode will
be availble online at: www.kqed.org/quest
Grant writing discussion
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development (CTFD) presents
a brown bag discussion on "Grant Writing: Asking Critical
Questions" from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday in room 202 of the
Business building. The discussion will be led by Fred Astren, professor
of Jewish studies; Chris Chekuri, assistant professor of history;
and Lutfus Sayeed, professor of information systems.
sign up for CTFD workshops, send an e-mail email@example.com or
CTFD invites faculty to a discussion led by Toni Mirosevich, associate
professor of creative writing, on "Alternative Routes: Getting
Around Writer's Block" from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday, April
26, in room 434 of the Library. Mirosevich will explore how to
take a different route around writer's block instead of trying
to push through it.
sign up for CTFD workshops, send an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or
Novelist Anatoly Rybakov
Marina Goldovskaya's documentary "Anatoly Rybakov: The Russian
Story" will be screened Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday
in room 473 of the Humanities building. After the film, Holocaust
survivor Mikhail Felberg, one of the protagonists of the documentary,
will discuss his experiences.
The event is part of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
spring colloquium series. For details, call ext. 8-1421.
Reporter and author Elliot Jaspin and filmmaker Marco Williams
will discuss racial cleansing of African American communities in
America from the 1860s to the 1920s from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday,
May 1, in room 133 of the Humanities building.
will read from his book, "Buried in the Bitter Waters:
The Hidden History of Racial Cleansing in America," and Williams
will screen his film, "Banished," which premiered at
the Sundance Film Festival this year.
event is sponsored by the Center for Integration & Improvement
of Journalism, Journalism Department, Broadcast and Electronic
Communication Arts Department, and the colleges of Humanities,
Ethnic Studies and Behavioral and Social Sciences.
Slavery, freedom and law
Sue Peabody, associate professor of history at Washington State
University, Vancouver, will present "Free Soil in the Atlantic
World" at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, in room 270 of the Science
The event is sponsored by the History Department and the European
The campus community is invited to several May showcases of student
College of Science & Engineering Student Project Showcase
will be held from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 4, in the Gymnasium.
The event is sponsored by Kenneth and Pamela Fong, Acutate, Alfatech
Cambridge and RingCentral. They have donated a total of $8,100
to be awarded to 48 of the best projects.
The Graduate Research and Creative Projects Showcase will be held
from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 10, in the Gymnasium. More than
100 exhibits will be on display. The showcase is sponsored by Graduate
Design and Industry's spring exhibit will be held May 15-18 in
Jack Adams Hall of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. An opening
reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 16. Exhibit
hours are from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday, May 16-17. and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday,
The campus community is invited to a meeting of the University
Budget Committee from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, May 11, in the
NEC room on the fifth floor of the Administration building.
Yamasaki named AVP for human resources
Ted Yamasaki has been named associate vice president of human resources,
safety and risk management following a national search.
Yamasaki comes to SF State with 20 years experience in human resources
administration. Most recently, he served as acting director of the Department
of Human Resources for the City and County of San Francisco. In this
position he oversaw all divisions within the department, including client
services, employee relations, equal employment opportunity, recruitment
and assessment, workers compensation and workforce development.
In 2002, Yamasaki was awarded a National Grant for Innovation in Human
Resources. The award was presented by the Cooperative Personnel Services
and the International Personnel Management Association for the Link Project,
an interactive database providing online career counseling and links
to city classifications.
his team was awarded a Public Managerial Excellence Team Award for
the Civil Service Reform Project by the Municipal
Fiscal Advisory Committee to San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom. Also
in 2006, Yamasaki was recognized as an HR Rising Star by Human Resources
Yamasaki received an undergraduate degree in political science from
University of Hawaii at Manoa, and a master of public administration
from University of San Francisco. He started Monday, April 16.
University-wide committee elections begin
The Academic Senate is conducting elections for several University-wide
committees beginning Monday, April 23. Voting closes at 5 p.m. Monday,
may be cast online at: www.sfsu.edu/senatevote
The online voting system includes save, review and edit features, allowing
voters flexibility in how they approach the voting process. However,
once votes are submitted, they are final.
position statements are available at: www.sfsu.edu/~senate/nominate
The elections are for CSU (state-wide) academic senator and at-large
academic senator and for representatives to the following committees:
academic, honorary degree, University advancement, and University promotions.
For details, contact the Academic Senate at email@example.com or ext.
Faculty associate position proposals due Friday
All tenured faculty are encouraged to apply for one of two possible fall
2007 faculty associate positions in the Center for Teaching and Faculty
brings .20 assigned time to work on one of several possible projects
related to teaching and scholarship.
areas of emphasis
design for learning (eligible applicants who choose this focus
must have completed the two workshops on universal design for learning
I and II, offered last fall by CTFD, Disability Programs and Resource
Center, and Sonoma State University)
scholarship of teaching and learning
design of writing assignments, especially for second language learners
and teaching equity and social justice
and teaching diversity, including international diversity
pedagogy of the large classroom
applications of technology
More information is available in the call for proposals on the CTFD
Web site at: www.sfsu.edu/~ctfd
should submit a proposal no longer than two, single-spaced, letter-size
pages and a current curriculum vitae by noon Friday, April
27, to Pamela Vaughn, associate dean for faculty development, Library
room 435. For details, contact Vaughn at ext. 5-4030.
Successful applicants will be notified by Monday, May 14.
Roberts, assistant professor and project director for the Recreation
and Leisure Studies Department's Pacific Leadership Institute (PLI),
has a passion for revitalizing young people's interest in the natural
environment. "Right now that means getting across the idea that
there is just as much adventure outdoors as there is in computer games," she
said. The outdoors, she maintains, is the best place to discover one's
Born in Queens, N.Y., and raised in several towns and cities along the
eastern seaboard, Roberts became enamored with the great outdoors at
an early age. Eschewing the more girlish pursuits of her two sisters,
Roberts spent most of her time with her brother and his friends building
forts and playing outdoor sports.
I was a kid in Massachusetts, we'd visit this quarry all the time and
feel the excitement when I recall grabbing onto
a rope hung from this huge oak tree, swinging over the water, then letting
Help with iLearn
Academic Technology (AT) offers an array of workshops that enable faculty and
staff to create collaborative online teaching and learning environments, instructional
Web sites and digital images. Faculty are encouraged to learn how to prepare
iLearn environments and online course materials for the summer and fall semester.
Multiple workshops are available and are staggered and repeated to accommodate
different schedules. Workshops are free, but registration is required.
For registration and details, visit: http://power.sfsu.edu/
Technology events can be searched for by selecting "Acad
Tech" in the drop-down organizer box.
Summer fee-waiver program
Eligible, continuing or newly admitted employees should submit completed
fee-waiver applications and fees to the Cashier's/Bursar's Office (room
155 of the Administration building) two weeks prior to their registration
Dependent fee waiver participants should also complete the appropriate
application and submit their application and fees to Human Resources,
room 252 of the Administration building.
For details, including fees, visit the Human Resources Web site at:
For specific questions, contact Jackie Bender at firstname.lastname@example.org or
The SFSU Bookstore will offer every department on campus a $1,000 Bookstore
gift card if at least 90 percent of fall 2007 textbook orders (as posted
in the class schedule) for that department are received by April 30.
Fifteen departments met this goal for the spring 2007 term.
Orders can be placed online at facultytext.sfsubookstore.com, sent to
email@example.com, or faxed to ext. 5-0474.
Need help with travel funds?
The SF State Retirement Association is again providing support for approved,
job-related travel. The award cycle alternates between faculty and
staff; this year's awards will be made to staff.
Letters of application should contain the purpose of the travel as well
as travel plans and costs and should be addressed to: SFSU Retirement
Association in care of Franklin Sheehan, Mathematics Department.
Or apply by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be accepted until May 15.
South Asian American internship
Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students to apply to the summer
South Asian American Community Internship Program. The program offers
students experience working with organizations that emphasize service
to the South Asian and South Asian-American communities.
The internships are unpaid, but interns will receive 3 units of semester
credit. Internships will take place during June and/or July and will
consist of 80 hours of work.
For details and application information, contact Falu Bakrania at email@example.com or ext. 5-0389.