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Volume 55, Number 27   March 31 , 2008         

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Faculty resources fair
The SFSU Bookstore invites faculty to a Faculty Resources Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in Rosa Parks Rooms A-C in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. The fair features representatives from a variety of academic publishers, the library, Center for Teaching and Faculty Development and DPRC as well as a lunch buffet and a raffle. For details, call ext. 8-7377.

iLearn workshops
Academic Technology invites faculty and staff to attend free workshops on iLearn, the University's official online learning management system. Registration is required. To register, visit: or for more details, e-mail or call ext. 5-3536.

DIVA workshops
Faculty and staff are invited to attend one-hour workshops to learn about the Digital Information Virtual Archive (DIVA), a new resource supporting management and sharing of digital files and collections. The sessions will provide overviews, assistance and teaching tips for using the new resource.  For more information and a complete schedule, visit
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Perea honored with Global Educators Award
Dean of the College of Education Jacob Perea was honored as the first recipient of the Global Educators Award on March 15. The award was established by World Savvy, an international education organization based in San Francisco, to recognize individuals whose passion and commitment has promoted global literacy through education. Dean Perea was presented with the award at World Savvy's "World Affairs Challenge" event which was held on campus.

Avoiding phishing e-mails
Universities all over the world are being targeted by "phishing" e-mails, and SF State is no exception. Phishing e-mails pretend to be from a trusted source, the University's e-mail administrators for example, and then ask the recipient to reply with such details as their e-mail username and password. The University's Division of Information Technology (DoIT) urges users never to respond to bogus e-mails that ask for personal data. For further guidance on phishing e-mails and guarding personal data, visit or

Employee tuition fee waiver now available
The fee waiver and reduction program information for summer 2008 is now available in ADM 252. The fee waiver and reduction program enables eligible University employees to take courses, which are work related or are part of an approved individual career development plan, at reduced rates. In many cases, if an employee is not using their benefit they can transfer their benefit to their spouse/domestic partner or dependent child. For more information on the Fee Waiver & Reduction Program, visit

2008 Panetta Congressional Internship Program
Faculty are encouraged to invite outstanding students to apply for the 2008 Panetta Congressional Internship Program. Offered during the fall semester, the program is open to students who are appointed by the presidents of each of the 23 CSU campuses. Students majoring in any subject are eligible. Interns gain hands-on experience by working in the office of a U.S. Representative from the California delegation during the fall semester. Applicants must be in their junior or senior year, or in graduate standing by September, registered for fall 2008 and in good academic standing. Applications require:

  • A letter of interest from the student applicant
  • An official transcript that demonstrates high academic achievement
  • A letter of reference from an SF State faculty member
  • Evidence of community service experience and commitment to public service
  • Department chair signature

The application deadline is April 16. For application forms, contact Bonnie Hale at ext. 5-3841 or

Search for dean of faculty affairs and professional development
Nominations and applications are invited for the position of dean of faculty affairs and professional development. The position description, including application instructions, is available on the Academic Affairs Web site at: The search committee will begin reviewing applications and nominations April 7.
The search committee members are:

  • Chair: Michael Ritter, coordinator, Prevention Education Programs/CEASE Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Jane DeWitt, acting chair/professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Paul Longmore, professor, History
  • Jacob Perea, dean, College of Education
  • Janet Remolona-Blecha, assistant to the dean, College of Business
  • Belinda Reyes, assistant professor, Raza Studies
  • Saul Steier, chair/associate professor, Humanities

For additional information, please contact Christine Nagaya at ext. 8-1142 or

Faculty associate openings
Tenured faculty may apply for one of two faculty associate positions for fall 2008 in the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development. Each position brings .20 assigned time to work on one of several possible projects related to teaching and scholarship, including universal design for learning, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and modeling and teaching equity and social justice. The deadline for proposals is April 25. For more information, contact CTFD at or ext. 8-6456. Applications are available at

News from the Academic Senate
The Academic Senate will meet Tuesday from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center. The agenda will include:                                     

  • Approval of the agenda for April 1, 2008
  • Approval of the minutes for March 11, 2008
  • Report from University Police Chief Kirk Gaston and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Gayle Orr-Smith about SF State's Emergency Preparedness Week, April 7-11 
  • Report from Associate Vice President of Academic Planning and Educational Effectiveness Linda Buckley with a Western Association of Schools and Colleges update
  • A recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee on a proposed policy on repeat courses, second reading.
  • A recommendation from the Faculty Affairs Committee regarding proposed clerical updates, first reading
  • Discussion item: review of intellectual property concepts with guest speaker Miriam Smith, associate professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts

For more information, visit the Academic Senate Web site at

Educational policies committee meeting
The Academic Senate's Educational Policies Committee will hear proposals to discontinue the following academic programs at its meeting on Tuesday, April 8, from 2 to 5 p.m.:

  • Interdisciplinary Digital Arts Certificate
  • Ed.D. Education: Concentration in Special Education
  • B.S. Hospitality Management: Concentrations in Commercial Recreation and Resort Management; Hotel Management; Restaurant and Institutional Foodservice Management       

The meeting will be held in ADM 460 and proposals will be heard no later than 3:15 p.m. To review the Policy on Program Discontinuance, visit:

This week in insiders: Art Lecturer Alex Jackson makes radio appearances; Theatre Arts Professor John Wilson designed the set for "Caroline, or Change"; and Joan E. Borrelli, head of collection acquisition management, was published in the Journal of Italian Translation.

Read Insiders:

Professor of Economics Daniel Vencill comments on the rising price of gold; Assistant Professor of Biology Gretchen LeBuhn discusses the importance of bees and Professor of Management John Sullivan explains the young "Googler" mentality.

Read Newsmakers:

Health disparities seminar
Dr. Anthony Iton, director and health officer of the Alameda County Public Health Department, will deliver the lecture "Perspectives on Health Disparities" from noon to 1:15 p.m. at the Cesar Chavez Student Center, room T-143.  To RSVP, e-mail or call ext. 8-2978. For more information, visit

The Coast Road
The opening reception for "Riding the Coast Road," an exhibit of photographs by Elise Ann Wormuth, associate dean of the college of humanities, will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. HUM 484. Wormuth commutes on Highway 1 and often documents her travels through photography. The photographs will be on display from March 31 through mid-May.

Japanese lecture/performance
Jubility Moore, director of San Francisco's Theatre of Yugen who studied with Kanze School Noh master Shiro Nomura, will give the lecture-demonstration "Just say 'Noh' (In English): The art of translation for performance," Thursday from 4:10 p.m. to 6 p.m. in HUM 580. The event is hosted by the Japanese Program, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and the College of Humanities.  For more information, e-mail

Economic talk
The Anthropology and International Relations Departments are sponsoring a talk by Cambridge University professor Ha-Joon Chang titled, "Bad Samaritans -- The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism," on Friday at 12:30 p.m. in SCI 260. The event is free and open to the public.

Coming Up
Corbett-Jones Scholarship Concert
Professor of Classical Piano William Corbett-Jones plays Beethoven Sonatas at the William Corbett-Jones Scholarship Concert Series at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 6 in Knuth Hall, Creative Arts building. Tickets for each concert are $15 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors. For tickets, call ext. 8-2467 or visit To donate to the fund, call Sandra Halladey at ext. 5-2849 or visit

Greek lecture
The Center for Modern Greek Studies and the Nikos Kazantzakis Chair present a lecture by Susanna Hoffman, "The Peopling and the Feasting of Greece: From Neanderthal Man to Modern Times," 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10 in HUM 587. The lecture will discuss the many people who have settled in Greece and the foods they consume. Visit for more information.

Artist Lecture Series: Anne Wilson
As part of the Art Department’s Artist Lecture Series, Chicago-based artist Anne Wilson will discuss her work at 7 p.m. April 10 in room 193 of the Fine Arts building. Her sculptures, drawings, Internet projects and DVD stop-motion animation explore themes of time, loss and private and social rituals. Admission is free. For more information, call ext. 8-2176 or visit

Scenes from 'Hollywood Chinese'
Arthur Dong, award-winning filmmaker and 2007 SF State Alumnus of the Year, will present clips from his latest documentary, "Hollywood Chinese," April 10 at 8 p.m. in the August Coppola Theatre in the Fine Arts building. The event is free and sponsored by the Cinema Department, College of Creative Arts, Asian American Studies Department and College of Ethnic Studies. Call ext. 8-1629 or visit for more information.

MFA thesis exhibition
The Fine Arts Gallery’s annual MFA Thesis Exhibition opens April 12 in conjunction with the Art Department Senior Open House, from 1 to 4 p.m. At the open house, the studios, hallways and classrooms of the Fine Arts Building become a walk-through exhibition space. Seven artists will present interactive video, mixed media, sculpture, textile design, digital print and painting in an exhibition demonstrating the diversity of approaches in the Art Department’s three-year MFA program. The gallery is open from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays through May 15. Admission is free. For more information, call ext. 8-6535 or visit:

Language and learning of bilingual students workshop
A workshop on Thursday, April 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. in LIB 434 will illustrate how different languages signal meaning and what those differences imply for teaching multiple language students in an increasingly international university. Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures Masahiko Minami has spent many years researching how bilingual children and adults understand and communicate in two or more languages

AIDS Awareness Days events
The campus community is invited to attend events for the 12th annual AIDS Awareness Days on Tuesday, April 15 and Wednesday, April 16 across campus. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Michael Ritter at ext. 8-7339. April 15 events include: EROS and AS Performing Arts presents Latex Workshops, Jack Adams Hall, Cesar Chavez Student Center, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; AIDS awareness films, Jack Adams Hall, Cesar Chavez Student Center, 3:30 to 5 p.m. April 16: Annual LATEXHIBITION, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Main Quad; speakers and handouts from community organizations, cultural performances, free HIV antibody testing by Student Health Services, noon to 2 p.m. Malcolm X Plaza and the Quad; youth panel on living with HIV, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Richard Oakes Multicultural Room, Cesar Chavez Student Center.  

Greek economic lecture
The Center for Modern Greek studies presents a lecture by Theodore Pelagidis, professor of economics at the University of Piraeus, Greece, on Monday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. HUM 587. For more information, call ext. 8-1892 or visit

Polar explorer to speak
Polar explorer Robert Swan, known for his commitment to the preservation of Antarctica, will speak about his Voyage for Cleaner Energy, a five-year effort to work with leaders around the world in search of viable solutions to global warming. The free event takes place Wednesday, April 9 at 7 p.m. in Knuth Hall, Creative Arts building and is sponsored by the Recreation and Leisure Studies Department. For more information, visit or call (530) 587-2041.

BSS faculty research series
Professor of Political Science Martin Carcieri will give the lecture "Rawls, Affirmative Action and Reparations" Monday, April 14 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in HSS 361. The lecture is part of the BSS Faculty Research Series and is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kathy Johnson at

Highlighting accessible technology
All are invited to Jack Adams Hall on Wednesday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., for a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Accessible Technology Initiative Showcase, sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development and the Disability Programs and Resource Center. The showcase will highlight UDL's key role in promoting both accessible technology and the accessibility of teaching and learning in the classroom.



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