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Volume 56, Number 30    April 6, 2009         

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Call for Ph.D. scientists and engineers
The California Council on Science and Technology seeks Ph.D. scientists and engineers to serve as fellows to provide the California State Legislature with critical, unbiased scientific and technical advice. Those seeking a professional development opportunity that incorporates science and technology into public policy should apply by May 29. For information or to apply, visit
Book order processing begins
The SFSU Bookstore is now processing orders for summer and fall terms. The Bookstore will once again offer every department on campus a $1,000 Bookstore gift card if at least 90 percent of Fall 2009 textbook orders (as posted in the class schedule) for that department are received by April 15. Orders can be placed online at e-mailed to or faxed to ext. 5-0474.

Gator Youth Sports Summer Camp
The Department of Kinesiology will host the Gator Youth Sports Summer Camp for boys and girls ages 7 to 14. The camp will take place on campus June 15 to July 24, Monday through Friday, from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Dave Walsh at ext. 8-7856 or or visit

Children's Campus enrollment open
The Children’s Campus Child Care Center is now enrolling children (six months to five years) for the summer and fall semesters. The summer program runs from June 8 to Aug. 14. The fall semester starts Aug. 24. The summer pre-K program will focus on skills associated with a successful transition into kindergarten. Information can be found at or by calling ext. 5-4011.

South American scholarship cruise
The University Women's Association invites members of the campus community on a 12-day cruise from Santiago, Chile, to Buenos Aires, Argentina, beginning Jan. 5, 2010. The price of the scholarship cruise ranges from $1,495 to $1,999 per person. For more information and a flyer, contact Lin Ivory at 

2009 Panetta Congressional Internship Program
Students are encouraged to apply for the 2009 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 2009 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, and a department chair signature. The application deadline is April 10. For application forms contact Adam Calmenson at ext. 8-3340 or

Presentations scheduled for director of Labor Studies
The final two candidates will interview for the position of director of the Labor Studies Program. Members of the campus community are invited to attend the public presentation and reception for the following candidates:

  • April 7 -- Dawn Addy, director and chief administrator, Center for Labor Research and Studies, Florida International University, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in BUS 202. Reception: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in HSS 361.
  • April 8 -- John Logan, director of research and member of management team, Labor Center, Institute for Research of Labor and Employment, University of California, Berkeley, noon to 2 p.m. in HUM 587. Reception: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in HSS 361.

For more information, contact Search Committee Chair Johnetta Richards at ext. 8-7589 or

2009 Graduate Research and Creative Works Showcase
The registration period is now open for the 2009 Graduate Research and Creative Works Showcase. The showcase will take place May 7 from 3 to 5:15 p.m. in the Main Gym. Faculty are encouraged to ask graduate students to participate in the showcase. Participants and their faculty mentors are also invited to attend the dinner reception following the showcase where registered students will be eligible to win prizes, including a laptop computer. Registration forms are due by April 8. Registration forms and additional registration information are available at

Academic Senate
Online Education Policy forum created

At its March 17 meeting, the Academic Senate announced that the Strategic Issues Committee (SIC) has opened an iLearn site with a forum for discussion of the proposed Online Education Policy. To be enrolled in the iLearn site and participate in the forum, contact SIC Chair, Barry Rothman, professor of biology, at

Program discontinuance hearing
The Educational Policies Council will meet Tuesday in ADM 560 to hear proposals to discontinue the following programs: minor in Family and Consumer Sciences, 2:30 to 3 p.m.; B.S. in Clinical Science, 3:10 to 3:30 p.m.; M.A. in Social Science with a Concentration in Interdisciplinary Studies, 3:40 to 4 p.m.

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

This week in Insiders: Professor of International Relations Andrei Tsygankov presented at a conference and Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Gene Chelberg has been selected as an American Council on Education Fellow.

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This week in Newsmakers: Assistant Professor of Management Mitchell Marks discusses how men and women deal with job losses and Asian American Studies Lecturer David Lee comments on ethnic media.

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'Exhibit Darfur' national tour comes to SF State
An exhibition of photography showcasing artistic expressions of the genocide in Darfur will be on display through April 30 on the sixth floor of the Downtown Campus. The exhibit, which has been brought to SF State by the Bay Area Darfur Coalition, takes visitors on a photographic journey through the lens of six notable artists: Mia Farrow, Brian Steidle, Izabela Lundberg, Aaron Cohen, Heidi McGuiness and Carol Rinehart. For more information, visit or contact Susan Morgan at

Markos Moulitsas, founder of the Daily Kos, to speak
The Journalism and Political Science departments are co-sponsoring "Morning with the Daily Kos" on Monday at 9:45 a.m. in Jack Adams Hall, Cesar Chavez Student Center. Markos Moulitsas, the founder of the political blog the Daily Kos, will speak about emerging new media and its impact on journalism and the democratic process. The event is open to the campus community. Admission is free. For more information contact Venise Wagner, chair of the Journalism Department at

La realidad politica
The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures presents, "La Realidad Política," a lecture by Argentinean writer Martín Kohan on Wednesday at 4:40 p.m. in HUM 587. The talk will be in Spanish with simultaneous English translation, and will cover his work, which combines story lines with reflections on politics and aesthetics.

Cordelia (from Town to Town)
The Theatre Arts Department’s production of "Cordelia (from Town to Town)," follows the adventures of the remnants of a theatre troupe, represented by the characters of Lear, Cordelia and The Fool, as they travel from town to town in search of performance gigs. It plays at 8 p.m. April 8-11 and 2 p.m. April 12 in the Little Theatre, Creative Arts building. The original script, by Argentinean playwright Alberto Adellach, is an adaptation of Shakespeare's "King Lear." Professor of Theatre Arts Carlos Barón has translated the play to English and added a new scene and lyrics. Tickets are $10. For details and tickets, call ext. 8-2467.

Anthropology brown bag
Graduate Student David Priest will present "Queering the Pitch: Science, Culture and 21st Century Intersex Medicine" during the Anthropology Department's Brown Bag Series. The talk takes place Wednesday from 12:10 to 1 p.m. in BUS 218.

Coming Up
'Cocktales,' a storytelling project examining and exploring men's experience of masculinity will take place April 10 at 7 p.m. in the Studio Theatre, College of Creative Arts. Tickets are $10 for the public and $7 for students. Contact Ismael de Guzman at ext. 8-1203 or for more information.

Scott Macomber’s trumpet recital
Music Lecturer Scott Macomber performs a trumpet recital April 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Knuth Hall, Creative Arts building. Macomber will be accompanied by pianist Steve Damonte and others. The program includes works by Hansen, Hindemith, Maxwell Davies and Francaix. Macomber is principal trumpet of the Napa Valley Symphony and second trumpet of the Santa Rosa Symphony and Sacramento Philharmonic. Tickets are $10 general and $5 students. For details and tickets, call ext. 8-2467 or visit

LGBT/Queer presentation, event
The campus community is invited to an LGBT/Queer mixer, with a presentation by Caitlin Ryan, director of the Family Acceptance Project, on her work with LGBT youth and their families, on April 14 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Jack Adams Hall, Cesar Chavez Student Center. Following the presentation, campus groups and academic programs addressing LGBT/Queer concerns will have an opportunity to share ideas and experiences. The event is presented by Safe Zone/Allies Project, Counseling and Psychological Services, ASI EROS, The Caesar Chavez Institute and the California Faculty Association. For more information or to RSVP, contact Mary Cavagnaro at Those requiring disability accommodations should contact Shannon Ulrike at ext. 8-2208.

Donate Life California Campus Campaign Challenge
Students and faculty in the School of Nursing will host a daylong donor registration event at SF State April 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Centennial Drive. SF State will partner with the California Transplant Donor Network to launch the Donate Life California Campus Campaign Challenge and inform and inspire students, staff and faculty, to learn about organ and tissue donation and make the decision of whether to register as a donor.

Jazz Week
The School of Music and Dance presents Jazz Week from April 15 to 17 in Knuth Hall, Creative Arts building. The week kicks off April 15 at 1 p.m. with a free concert by the Vocal Jazz Ensemble featuring Lecturer Renée Lubin, star of "Beach Blanket Babylon." At 7:30 p.m. April 15-16, the Big Band and jazz combos will perform. At 7:30 p.m. April 17, the SF State Gospel Choir will perform. Tickets for the latter three concerts are $10 general and $5 students. For details and tickets, call ext. 8-2467.

Environmental studies colloquium
The Department of Environmental Studies will host a colloquium on sustainability, the economy and its effects on American society on April 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. in HSS 310. Professor of Urban Studies Raquel Pinderhughes will make an initial presentation on the green transition, followed by discussion. Attendees are encouraged to bring something to share for the event's potluck.

African American community health fair
The 16th annual African American Community Health Fair will take place April 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Quad. The campus community is invited to interact with social service and healthcare agencies and community groups from the African American community. The event will also feature free glaucoma screenings, blood pressure checks and other health information. For more information, contact Albert Angelo at ext. 8-3039 or

Center for Teaching and Faculty Development brown bag session
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development will host a brown bag session April 17 with Jerry Shapiro, professor of social work, and the University Interdisciplinary Council from noon to 1:30 p.m. in BH 333. Beverages and fruit will be provided.

Global warming and world hunger
Assistant Professor of International Relations Kathleen McAfee will present the lecture "Slowing Global Warming and Relieving World Hunger: Must We Choose Between Them?" April 20 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in HSS 361. The talk is part of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Faculty Research Series.

The SAFE Place will host "Transcendence," an event to raise awareness of sexual violence and celebrate strength and resilience of survivors of sexual assault April 20 from noon to 2 p.m. in Malcolm X Plaza. For more information, contact Ismael de Guzman at ext. 8-1203 or

University Women's Association event
Those who are not yet members, may take advantage of discounted group admission prices by visiting the California Academy of Sciences Museum on April 20, at 9:30 a.m. with members and friends of the University Women's Association (UWA). Meet at 9:30 a.m. and enter as a group, then spend the entire day exploring the museum at your own pace. The group will reconvene at 11:30 a.m. for a no-host lunch at the museum cafe. Reservations are required and must be made by April 9. For additional information or to make reservations, contact Lin Ivory at

Taking the pain out of PowerPoint
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development (CTFD) presents "Taking the Pain out of PowerPoint" on April 21 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in BH 333. The session, led by CTFD Publications Director Kelli Stanley will help attendees unlock the program's potential. To register, call ext. 8-6456, e-mail or enroll online at

Informal writing workshop
Betsy Blosser, professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts, and Mary Soliday, director of writing across the curriculum (WAC), will lead a workshop to show how SF State faculty -- as well as faculty in other WAC programs nationwide -- teach using informal writing. The workshop will take place April 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. in BH 333. They will also provide examples of how professors use informal writing to teach content, engage students in discussion and prepare classes for more formal assignments. To register, call ext. 8-6456, e-mail or enroll online at

CSU Institute for Teaching and Learning: Student Engagement in Learning
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development will host the Webinar, "Student Engagement in Learning April 23 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in BH 229. Ed Nuhfer, director of faculty development, CSU Channel Islands, will lead the CSU-wide Webinar on engaging students and promoting engagement in classes. To register, call ext. 8-6456, e-mail or enroll online at

Storytelling and bilingual students
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development will host the session, "What Does Storytelling Tell Us About Language and Learning of Bilingual Students -- Implications for Language Sciences and Children’s Education" April 30 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in HUM 473. Professor of Foreign Languages and Literature Masahiko Minami will explore how different languages signal meaning and the larger implications for teaching bilingual children and adults. To register, call ext. 8-6456, e-mail or enroll online at 

'Still Dreaming…1968…'
The departments of Raza Studies and Sociology will co-present "Still Dreaming…1968…" April 30 at 7 p.m. and May 1 at 8 p.m. at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission St. The event will celebrate the role of artists in the student movements of 1968 and those who came before and after. The event will also feature live musical performances and presentations by SF State faculty. For more information, contact Ed McCaughan, Sociology Department chair, at or ext. 8-1090.


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