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Volume 58, Number 30    April 18, 2011         

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UWA Half-Marathon and Marathon registration
The registration period is nearing for University Women's Association-sponsored (UWA) runners and walkers who plan to participate in the Oct. 16 Nike Marathon and Half-Marathon for Women. The event, which benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, allows participants to move at their own pace on a scenic course that runs from Union Square to Ocean Beach. Participants must apply online through between Monday, April 11 and Friday, April 22. Use group ID S7YXQ6 to qualify for the random drawing. Check the FAQ page for details and e-mail questions to Ilona Vandergriff at

Berriault Award winner reading
The Creative Writing Department invites the campus community to a reading by fiction writer Susan Straight on Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m. in the Poetry Center, HUM 512. Straight is the 2011 recipient of the Gina Berriault Award, which the department presents each year in memory of Berriault, who taught at SF State.

The Gay Couples Study
The Gay Couples Study (GCS), a project of the Center for Research on Gender and Sexuality, seeks to identify and examine relationship dynamics in gay couples and how those dynamics affect sexual risk behaviors with primary and outside partners. Relationship dynamics include communication, intimacy, power dynamics, couple serostatus, sexual behaviors and sexual agreements. The GCS employs both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and is recruiting couples for a small study in which couples participate in face-to-face paid interviews. For further information, visit or call 1-888-688-1777.

You & Me study
You & Me, a project of the Center for Research on Gender and Sexuality, is a study of black and white gay men in relationships. Men who have sex with men, especially black and white men, account for the majority of HIV infections in the U.S., many of which occur within committed relationships. As with the Gay Couples Study, relationship dynamics and the impact that they have on HIV and STD risks will be examined. Unlike the Gay Couples Study, this will focus on factors like masculinity, racism, experiences of stigma and homophobia, and relationship satisfaction. The study is now recruiting gay male couples to participate in one-on-one paid interviews. For more information, visit or call 1-855-837-4840.

UBC meeting rescheduled
The University Budget Committee's (UBC) regular meeting has been rescheduled. The UBC will now meet on Monday, May 16 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the NEC Room of the Administration Building.

Summer activities for small children
New this year, Campus Recreation has opened the pool to swim lessons for children age 6-14. Red Cross-certified instructors will lead 30 minute lessons from June 6 through Aug. 4. Visit for more information.

CBPR Summer Institute
The summer institute, "Community-Based Participatory Research for Health Equity" (CBPR), hosted by SF State in Collaboration with UC Berkeley, will be held Aug. 8-12. The institute will cover a range of topics, including building and maintaining partnerships, collaborative study design and intervention development, the intersection of CBPR and policy change, and fundraising and sustainability. Participants can sign up for all five days of the conference for a reduced rate or register for one or more days. A limited number of students can take the course for two credits, the Health Equity Institute will provide some scholarships for junior faculty and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will provide funding for some faculty to attend the second day of the conference. The registration deadline is June 30. For more information, e-mail (with "CBPR Summer Institute" in the subject line) or visit

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Dean of Faculty Affairs interviews continue
Interviews for dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development continue this week and Monday of next week:

  • Friday, April 15: Professor of Women and Gender Studies Nan Alamilla Boyd at 3:30 p.m. in BUS 202
  • Monday, April 18: Associate Dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Sacha Bunge at 3:30 p.m. in BUS 202

AVP/CIO candidates visit
Three more candidates for the Associate Vice President/Chief Information Officer (AVP/CIO) position in the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) will soon visit campus to discuss their qualifications and vision for the job. The campus community is invited and encouraged to attend the following open sessions:

  • Tuesday, April 19, 2 - 2:45 p.m., HSS 135: Jay Field, Associate Vice President for Instructional and Information Technology Services at Long Beach City College
  • Friday, April 22, 2 -2:45 p.m., HSS 130: Feng Hou, Chief Information Officer, State College of Florida at Bradenton
  • Monday, April 25, 1:15 - 2 p.m., HSS 135: Ben Seaberry, Executive Dean of Information Technology and Services, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill

25th anniversary of the LARC
The Labor Archives and Research Center (LARC) at SF State will celebrate its 25th anniversary on May 1 and July 9. The May 1 celebration begins at 11 a.m. in the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 34 Hall at 4 Berry Street (near AT&T Park). Events will include a Labor History Fair featuring a film screening of rare labor footage and a recording booth where people can share their work and union stories, followed by a cultural program honoring labor through music, theater, poetry and a talk by Professor of History Robert Cherny.

The July 9 festivities will feature an aerial dance highlighting the great 1934 San Francisco General Strike that was sparked by the deaths of two workers. The dance will be performed by Flyaway Productions and incorporate the building's features into the choreography, utilizing rigging to create space and movement. There will be two performances, with a walking tour of local labor landmarks in between. Performances will begin at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the historic Rincon Annex Post Office at the corner of Steuart and Mission streets.

For more information, visit

Academic Senate
Following is a list of action items from the April 12 Academic Senate meeting:

  • Approval of minutes for Tuesday, March 22
  • Approval of Agenda for Tuesday, April 12
  • Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee regarding proposed revisions to the M.S. program concentration in School Psychology; and Revisions to the M.A. program concentrations in Developmental and Social Psychology, first reading
  • Proposal to temporarily suspend Academic Senate Policy on the designation of colleges and the redefinition of schools and departments through Dec. 31, first reading
  • Recommendation from the Student Affairs Committee regarding a proposed resolution calling for the creation of an Affordable Textbook Task Force, first reading
  • Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee regarding proposed revisions to the Perpetual Academic Calendar, first reading
  • Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee regarding proposed revisions to the Baccalaureate Review Committee membership, first reading

Senate meeting dates are posted on the University Calendar and on the Senate website at

Staff election for Academic Senate
The election for the staff representative to the Academic Senate will run from Monday, April 18 through Friday, April 29. Visit the Senate's website for more information about the candidates as well as a ballot:

EPC meeting scheduled
The Educational Policies Council (EPC) will meet April 19 from 2:10 to 3:30 p.m. in ADM 560. The EPC will review proposals for:

  • Discontinuance of the minor in ethnographic field methods (Department of Anthropology)
  • Discontinuance of the concentration in e-commerce (Department of Information Systems)
  • Temporary suspension of the concentration and minor in entrepreneurial/small business management (Department of Management)

Contact the Academic Senate office at or ext. 8-1264 with questions.

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This week in Insiders: Director of Academic Technology Maggie Beers, Creative Writing Lecturer Camille Roy, Associate Professor of Creative Writing Camille Dungy and Associate Professor of Psychology Jeff Cookston.

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Associate Professor and Director of Labor Studies John Logan, Associate Professor of Political Science Nicole Watts and Professor of Management John Sullivan.

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SF State received $2,204,854 in grants and contracts in February and March 2011.

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Click on the link for each event to view full listing in the University Calendar.

Reading: Florence Howe, From Freedom to Feminist Press: 11 a.m.

Symposium: The Science Behind the Japanese Earthquake, Tsunami and Related Nuclear Events: 12:10 p.m.

Recital: Jassen Todorov, violin: 1 p.m.

Bilingual lecture and demonstration: Japanese Classical Poetry Card Game: 2:10 p.m.

Concert: SF State Gospel Choir: 7 p.m.

Meet the CIO Candidates: Jay Field: 2 p.m.

Concert: Vocal Jazz featuring Renee Lubin: 7 p.m.

Spring Japanese Tea Ceremony: Cherry Blossoms and Appreciation of Life: noon

Recital: Piano students: 1 p.m.

Theatre: The House of Bernarda Alba: 7 p.m.

Reception: Poetry Center Digital Archive: 1 p.m.

Fashion Show: Runway 2011: 6:30 p.m.

Theatre: The House of Bernarda Alba: 7 p.m.

Recital: Piano students: 1 p.m.

Meet the CIO Candidates: Feng Hou: 2 p.m.

Research seminar: Longevity, schooling and lifetime labor supply: 2:10 p.m.

April 22: Theatre: The House of Bernarda Alba: 7 p.m.

Coming Up
April 23: Theatre: The House of Bernarda Alba: 7 p.m.

April 25: Meet the CIO Candidates: Ben Seaberry: 1 p.m.

April 26: Academic Senate Meeting: 2 p.m.

April 26: Concert: Jazz Combos and Big Band: 7 p.m.

April 27: Recital: Piano students: 1 p.m.

April 27: Theatre: The House of Bernarda Alba: 7 p.m.

April 28: Study Abroad Reception: Certification Ceremony: 3 p.m.

April 28: Graduate Research and Creative Works Showcase: 3 p.m.

April 28: Theatre: The House of Bernarda Alba: 7 p.m.

April 28: Lecture: Minoan Art: The Aesthetics of a Ritual Culture: 8 p.m.

April 29: Teaching workshop: Reach More without Doing More: 9:30 a.m.

April 29: Theatre: The House of Bernarda Alba: 7 p.m.

April 30: Theatre: The House of Bernarda Alba: 2 p.m.

April 30: Theatre: The Barber of Seville: 8 p.m.

May 2: Recital: Piano students: 1 p.m.

May 3: Theatre: The Barber of Seville: 8 p.m.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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