Community Engaged Scholarship Faculty Grants awarded
The Institute for Civic and Community Engagement's Community Service Learning Program congratulates recipients of the 2010-11 Community Engaged Scholarship Faculty Grant Program. Following a competitive grant application process, faculty members were given grants to help create a collaborative platform. Through Community Service Learning courses, partnerships are formed among the City and County of San Francisco, the Bay Area's academic community and local neighborhood stakeholders that will create stronger, more resilient neighborhoods. Service learning classes link meaningful community service to explicit academic objectives, preparation and analysis. Faculty grant recipients are:
- Mariana Ferreira, Anthropology
- Jennifer Shea, Public Administration
- Betty Yu, Special Education
- Laurie Meschke, Child and Adolescent Development
- Connie Ulasewicz, Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics
- Jillian Sandell, Women and Gender Studies
Transnational South Asian conference
The South Asian Studies Institute (SASI) invites the SF State community and Bay Area scholars to join a discussion about emerging transnational South Asian Studies at the first Gender, Labor and Recent Developments in Transnational South Asia Conference to be held March 4. Topics covered at the conference will include: working class women and the politics of bhangra club-going in Black Britain; anti-Muslim expert culture in the War on Terror; the power of blog culture in transnational domestic worker organization; coalition politics and push for policy changes in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka; migrant labor to West Asia; politics of the urban poor in India; emerging relationships among India, the U.S. and China; the rise of consumerism in India; and post-Civil War Sri Lanka.
The conference is organized around three panels of experts who will discuss various related topics throughout the day. Experts include Falu Bakrania, Sunaina Maira and Kasturi Ray from 10:30 a.m. to noon; Sanchita Saxena, Mahmood Monshipouri and Ashok Das from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m.; and Sanjoy Banerjee, Humaira Mahi and Amita Shastri from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
For more information, contact the SASI co-directors at: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
The following is a list of action items from the Feb. 22 Academic Senate meeting:
- The Academic Senate approved the minutes for Feb. 8
- The Academic Senate approved the agenda for Feb. 22
- Chair Shawn Whalen gave a report on the faculty referendum regarding Academic Reorganization
- The Academic Senate approved the recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee on the proposed revisions to the Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees Policy: Addition of Culminating Experience
- The Academic Senate approved the recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee on the proposed revisions to the English M.A. Program, Concentration in Linguistics
- The Academic Senate discussed the recommendation from the Faculty Affairs Committee on the proposed revisions to the policy on Selection, Appointment and Review of Department Chairs and Equivalent Unit Directors in the first reading
- The Academic Senate approved the recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee on the proposed revisions to the Liberal Studies Council Membership
- The Academic Senate discussed the recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee on the proposed Academic Calendar for Summer 2012 in the first reading
Senate meeting dates are posted on the University Calendar and on the Senate website at www.sfsu.edu/~senate
This week in Insiders: Professor of Art Barbara Foster, Professor Emerita of Art Sylvia Walters,
Assistant Professor of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Jeff Jacoby and
Assistant Professor of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Jackson Wilson.
Read Insiders: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/spring11/feb28insiders.htm
This week in Newsmakers: Journalism lecturer Don Menn, Political Science Lecturer David Lee and Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Development Amy Conley.
We mark the passing of Professor Emeritus of Interdisciplinary Humanities Howard Isham.
In Memoriam : www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/spring11/feb28memoriam.htm
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Panel: Why is Ethnic Studies Outlawed in Arizona?: 12:30 p.m.
Academic Senate Meeting: 2 p.m.
Men's Basketball Hosting First Round of CCAA Basketball Championship Tournament: 7 p.m.
Recital: ImprovisAsians: 1 p.m.
Workshop: Strategies for Teaching Large Classes: 2:30 p.m.
SF State Career Insighter Forum - Where are the Great Jobs and How To Get One: 6 p.m.
Poetry Reading by Tisa Bryant & Ronald Palmer: 3:30 p.m.
Recital: ImprovisAsians: 1 p.m.
March 5: Seventh International Conference on Practical Linguistics of Japanese: 9 a.m.
March 6: Lecture: Socio-economic Conditions in the U.S. Today: 1 p.m.
March 6: Lecture: Morrison Artists Series pre-concert talk: 2 p.m.
March 6: Concert: Morrison Artists Series: San Francisco Contemporary Music Players: 3 p.m.
March 6: Poetry: Tisa Bryant , Jen Hofer, Jennifer Nellis, Ronald Palmer, Konrad Steiner, Erin Morrill and C.S. Giscombe: 7:30 p.m.
March 7: Double Sided Quilt: Gender and Crossing Borders: 10 a.m.
March 8: Black Womanist Activism, A Fact of Life-From the Past to the Present: noon
March 8: Academic Senate Meeting: 2 p.m.
March 8: Women of Color Poetry: 7 p.m.
March 9: A Tribute to Women of Afghanistan: 11 a.m.
March 9: Early Start: New CSU Academic Policies that Girdle the Access and Success of Women Students of Color and Low-Income Students: noon
March 9: Recital: University and Women's Chorus: 1 p.m.
March 10: Conference: Re-SEAing Southeast Asian American Studies
March 10: Questioning Gender, Race and Size in Beauty Standards: 2 p.m.
March 10: Poetry Reading by Fred Moten & Steve Dickison: 7:30 p.m.
March 11: Conference: Re-SEAing Southeast Asian American Studies
March 11: Recital: CSU San Bernardino Wind Ensemble: 1 p.m.
March 11: Talk: Illuminating the Perception: 7 p.m.
March 11: Theatre: Fool for Love: 8 p.m.
March 12: Theatre: Fool for Love: 8 p.m.
March 13: Theatre: Fool for Love: 2 p.m.
March 13: Concert: Los Angeles Percussion Quartet: 3 p.m.
March 14: Recital: Student chamber music ensembles: 1 p.m.
March 15: Film: Illuminating Perceived Invisibility in Political Arenas: Black Women in the African Diaspora: 10 a.m.
March 15: Open house: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: 3 p.m.
March 15: Recital: Student chamber music ensembles: 7 p.m.
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