Rosser elected to AAAS board of directors
Provost Sue V. Rosser has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society. Rosser, a lifelong advocate for women in the sciences, will assume her new role on the board Feb. 22 at the close of the AAAS 2010 Annual Meeting.
Rosser will help guide an organization whose values are closely aligned with the principles she has sought to introduce in the scientific community during the past 30 years. During her career Rosser has pioneered opportunities for women and underrepresented groups in science and engineering, and has been an advocate for interdisciplinary approaches to scholarly research.
A prolific writer and editor, Rosser has edited collections and written approximately 120 journal articles on the theoretical and applied problems of science and technology, and on women's health. She is the author of 12 books.
"I am honored to be selected to serve AAAS," Rosser said. "The organization has had a significant interdisciplinary impact, influencing public policy and funding decisions and creating opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds in the sciences."
H1N1 flu vaccines available at SF State on Feb. 23
An H1N1 flu vaccination event has been scheduled for February. On Feb. 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., free vaccinations will be available for all SF State students, staff and faculty in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center. Those seeking the vaccine must show an SF State ID or California driver's license.
Second Comedy Night show added
Due to popular demand, the SF State Athletic Department has added an extra night to the lineup for its 10th annual Comedy Night. Tickets for the newly added performance on Feb. 26 at 7:30 in the McKenna Theatre are now on sale. The Feb. 27 show is sold out. The lineup of comedians includes Tim Conway, Rich Little, Tommy Smothers, Kevin Pollack, Will Durst, Ronnie Schell, Steve Rossi and music by the Andrew Speight Quartet. The event is a benefit for the SF State Athletics Scholarship Endowment. For more information, or for tickets, visit http://creativearts.sfsu.edu/events/1398/tenth-annual-comedy-night
The following is a list of action items from the Feb. 16 Academic Senate meeting:
Heard a report from Government & Community Relations Representative Derek Aitken.
Heard a report from Standing Committee Chairs Barry Rothman, Strategic Issues Committee, Kate Hellenga, Student Affairs Committee, and Maggie Beers, Associate Vice President of Academic Technology, regarding teaching effectiveness and course evaluations and a proposed online education policy
Approved the certificate in immigrant literacies
Reviewed a proposed policy on the requirements for the Baccalaureate Degree Section II, first reading
Approved the Academic Calendar for summer 2011, which includes a 10-week R4 Session
Heard the proposed resolution in support of AS 2919-09/Fiscal and Governmental Affairs (FGA) call for adequate and sustainable funding in support of higher education, first reading
This week in Insiders: Professor emerita of Anthropology Karen Olsen Bruhns, Assistant Professor of Journalism Rachele Kanigel, Joan E. Borrelli, head of the library's collection acquisition management, and Natalia Costa-Zalessow, professor emerita of Italian.
This week in Newsmakers: Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts professors Miriam Smith and Elaine Chan, and Associate Professor of Psychology Linda Juang.
SF State received $4,712,279 in grants and contracts in December and January.
Grants & Contracts: http://www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/spring10/feb22grants.htm
New way to submit events to CampusMemo
CampusMemo now picks up event listings directly from the University Calendar to streamline the events publicity function for campus units. Departments interested in publicizing an event in CampusMemo simply need to register the event on the University Calendar by 10 a.m. on Wednesday of the previous week. To submit an event, go to www.sfsu.edu/calendar/ and click on "Submit an Event" in the left-hand navigation bar. This new procedure saves event sponsors the extra step of entering information specifically for CampusMemo, and the later deadline for submittal allows more time for event sponsors to submit their items to CampusMemo.
Click on the link for each event to view full listing in the University Calendar.
Free H1N1 flu vaccinations: 8 a.m.to 4:30 p.m.
Workshop: Foreign travel insurance: 10 a.m.
Symposium: Media Career Symposium: 4 p.m.
Workshop: Responding to peer and student incivility: noon
Film Screening: "Last Chance for Eden": 12:30 p.m.
Recital: Student Dance Showcase: 1 p.m.
Workshop: Foreign travel insurance: 2 p.m.
Conference in honor of Black History Month: Racism, Islamophobia and Discrimination: 11:30 a.m.
Workshop: Using student achievement for research and publication: noon
Faculty workshop: Your writing assignments: noon
Defensive Driver Training: 1 p.m.
Feb. 26: Weekly Group: Anger Management: 10:30 a.m.
Feb. 26: Recital: Gold Coast Trio: 1 p.m.
Feb. 26: Labor Archives and Research Center 24th Anniversary Celebration: 6 p.m.
Feb. 26: Tenth Annual Comedy Night: 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 27: Tenth Annual Comedy Night: 7:30 p.m.
March 1: Recital: Piano students: works by Chopin: 1 p.m.
March 1: Concert: Piano works of Chopin: 8 p.m.
March 2: Workshop: How to do business with business: 8:30 a.m.
March 2: Discussion: Feminist education: 4 p.m.
March 3: Workshop: Giving constructive feedback to students: noon
March 3: Faculty workshop: Your student papers: noon
March 3: Recital: SF State Orchestra: 1 p.m.
March 3: Lecture: Max Kirkeberg on San Francisco landscapes: 5:30 p.m.
March 4: Concert: University Dance Theater: Monumental Movement: 8 p.m.
March 5: Concert: University Dance Theater: Monumental Movement: 8 p.m.
March 6: 2010 Sea Lion Bowl Competition: 9 a.m.
March 6: Concert: University Dance Theater: Monumental Movement: 8 p.m.
March 9: Public conversation: Dave Eggers on Panorama: 8:30 p.m.
For upcoming events, see the University