Civil rights leader Lateefah Simon to keynote SF State Commencement
Civil rights advocate Lateefah Simon will be the keynote speaker at the 109th Commencement on Saturday, May 22, at 1 p.m.
Simon has been fighting for social justice since her teenage years and at 26, was one of the youngest people to be awarded a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, which she received for her work with at-risk young women in San Francisco.
Born and raised in San Francisco's Western Addition neighborhood, Simon was 15 when she first volunteered at the Center for Young Women's Development, a program that helps homeless, low-income and incarcerated young women build healthier lives. She became a staff member, and at 19, was appointed executive director, becoming one of the nation’s youngest leaders of a social service agency.
Simon later worked for San Francisco district attorney Kamala D. Harris’s office where she helped launch new programs to provide formerly-incarcerated youth with educational and employment opportunities.
Simon is currently the executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, which advances the rights and builds the economic power of communities of color, immigrants and refugees, through litigation, policy advocacy and direct service.
Honoring emeritus/emeriti faculty
Faculty and staff are invited to honor retiring faculty at the annual Rites of Passage celebration May 18, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Seven Hills Conference Center. A list of emeritus/emeriti faculty is available by visiting the linked Microsoft Word document: http://academic.sfsu.edu/CMS_uploads/files/27faff-663.docx
Travel grants awarded to seven faculty members
The San Francisco State University Retirement Association has awarded travel grants to the following faculty members: Karen Crow-Sanchez, Biology; Hsiao-Yun Chu, Design and Industry; Ashok Das, Urban Studies and Planning; Yanan Fan, Secondary Education; Dina Ibrahim, Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts; Kwong-Liem Kwan, Counseling; Jae Paik, Psychology.
Those who wish to support the Retirement Association's grant giving, or become a member may contact Association President Lana Thomson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall 2010 fee waiver and reduction program
The fee waiver and reduction program information for fall 2010 is now available in Human Resources, Safety and Risk Management (ADM 252). The fee waiver and reduction program enables eligible University employees to take courses, which are work related or part of an approved individual career development plan, at reduced rates. In many cases, an employee can transfer their benefit to their spouse/domestic partner or dependent child. The fall filing deadline is June 25 at 5 p.m.
The following are results from recent Academic Senate elections:
Administrative Search Committee Pool
All nominees were elected. A full list will be posted on the Academic Senate Web site.
At-Large Academic Senator
Harvey "Skip" Davis, Professor of Nursing
Pamela Hood, Associate Professor of Philosophy
Mohammad Salama, Assistant Professor of Foreign Language and Literatures
Pamela Vaughn, Professor of Classics
Academic Freedom Committee
Megan Williams, Assistant Professor of History
Yutian Wong, Associate Professor of Music and Dance
CSU/Statewide Academic Senator
Martin Linder, Associate Professor of Design and Industry
Darlene Yee, Professor of Gerontology
Honorary Degree Committee
Daniel Meier, Professor of Elementary Education
Scott Patterson, Professor of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts
University Advancement Activities Advisory Committee
Diane Harris, Professor of Psychology
University Tenure and Promotions Committee
Caroline Harnly, Librarian
Nini Yang, Professor of International Business
This week in Insiders: Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Development Amy Conley.
In this issue of Newsmakers: Professor of History Paul Longmore.
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.
Lecture: Winchester Mystery House: 3:30 p.m.
Seventh Annual SFSU Human Rights Summit: Survival Rx. Knowledge for Health Equity: 9:30 a.m.
Guest Speaker: Paul Heller: 12:10 p.m.
Panel: Fulbright and Graduate Fellowship Winners of Color: 4 p.m.
Recital: Piano students: 4 p.m.
Film screening: Documentaries on health and social justice: 6:30 p.m.
Recital: Opera Workshop 7 p.m.
Seventh Annual SFSU Human Rights Summit: Survival Rx. Knowledge for Health Equity: 10 a.m.
Recital: Voice students: 1 p.m.
Lecture: Ocean acidification: 5:30 p.m.
Concert: Afro-Cuban Ensemble: 8 p.m.
Seventh Annual SFSU Human Rights Summit: Survival Rx. Knowledge for Health Equity: 9 a.m.
Brown Bag: Tips for wrapping up a course in style: 12:30 p.m.
Lecture: Film critic and historian David Thomson: 2:10 p.m.
Lecture: Effective Teachers in Urban Schools - the Gangsta, Wanksta, Rida Paradigm: 4 p.m.
Initiation Ceremony: Phi Beta Kappa: 5 p.m.
Poetry reading: Prison/Culture: 7 p.m.
Theatre: Vinegar Tom: 8 p.m.
May 7: Presentation: "M.A. Industrial Arts, Creative Works": 9 a.m.
May 7: Seventh Annual SFSU Human Rights Summit: Survival Rx. Knowledge for Health Equity: noon
May 7: Recital: Annual Pre-Exam Happy Concert: 1 p.m.
May 7: Zines for Human Rights Release at Seventh Annual SFSU Human Rights Summit: 6 p.m.
May 7: Choral Spring Concert: 8 p.m.
May 7: Theatre: Vinegar Tom: 8 p.m.
May 8: Theatre: Vinegar Tom: 8 p.m.
May 8: Choral Spring Concert: 8 p.m.
May 9: Theatre: Vinegar Tom: 2 p.m.
May 10: Film: Film Previews: 9 a.m.
May 10: Faculty Learning Community for New Faculty: Challenges and strategies: noon
May 10: Recital: Chamber music student ensembles: 1 p.m.
May 10: Social Action & Change (SAC) Student Showcase: 7 p.m.
May 11: Film: Film Previews: 9 a.m.
May 12: Recital: Student compositions: 1 p.m.
May 12: Film: Casino Jack and the United States of Money: 6:30 p.m.
May 13: Screening: BECAfest 2010: 7 p.m.
May 14: Recital: Tuba and bassoon students: 1 p.m.
May 14: Film screenings: The 50th Film Finals: 5:30 p.m.
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