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Volume 58, Number 19    January 24, 2011         

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Meet the CIO candidates
The campus community is invited to open sessions where the following candidates for the position of Chief Information Officer/Associate Vice President of the Division of Information Technology will give a brief presentation on Information Technology Trends in Higher Education, followed by a question and answer period.

Friday, Jan. 21, 10 - 10:45 a.m.
Michael Dobe, HSS 154

Thursday, Feb. 3, 1:30 - 2:15 p.m.
Phoebe Kwan, HUM 587

Tuesday, Feb. 8, 10 - 10:45 a.m.
Carl Whitman, HUM 587

Your participation and feedback in these sessions is appreciated and encouraged. A secure online feedback form has been created and can be accessed at

Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program applications available now
The Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program is designed to increase the pool of individuals who show promise of becoming strong candidates for CSU instructional faculty positions by providing financial assistance to graduate students with the motivation, skills and experience needed to teach the diverse student body in the CSU. It is a competitive program directed by the CSU, but open to doctoral students across the country. Information about the Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program is available at

Applications are due Feb. 4 and should be submitted to ADM 451. For more information, call ext. 8-2204 or the Office of the Chancellor at (562) 951-4426. To apply, visit

Sea Lion Bowl
Volunteers are still needed for the 2011 Sea Lion Bowl, an academic ocean science competition for Northern California high school students hosted by the Romberg Tiburon Center. The event will be held at SF State on Saturday, Feb. 26. In addition to serving as room officials for the competition, volunteers are needed for:

  • Set-up on Friday, Feb. 25, from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (or a portion of that time)
  • Set-up from 6 to 8 a.m. on Feb. 26
  • Photographing the lunch and awards dinner on Saturday, Feb. 26.

Training will be held Jan. 26, Jan. 29, Feb. 9 and Feb. 12. For more information, visit and, if interested, contact Erin Blackwood at or ext. 8-3757.

Faculty books on display
The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development plans to highlight the work of SF State faculty authors in the exhibit case on the fourth floor of the Administration building. Faculty members who have published books between 2006 and 2010 are invited to bring a copy to ADM 451. For more information, contact Wanda Lee, dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, at or ext. 8-2204.

Pride Prom
Student Life presents the first annual Pride Prom at 8 p.m. on Feb. 11. In collaboration with EGAY, Queer Alliance and Pride @ SF State, this celebration for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allies community encourages everyone to participate and "Make it the Prom You Always Wanted." Staff and faculty are invited to volunteer for the event by contacting Bita Shooshani at or ext. 5-3953. For more information, visit

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UPAC submits report to president
The University Planning Advisory Council (UPAC) has completed a yearlong review of the University’s systemic budget shortfall. The council's review has been informed by an exchange of information and ideas among the University community, eliciting more than 100 proposals from members of the campus community focusing on cost-saving or revenue-generating measures for consideration. After a comprehensive review of these submissions, as well as of the feedback garnered via two all-University forums and other feedback mechanisms, the members of UPAC have submitted a report of their findings and related recommendations to President Corrigan.

The report and recommendations are now available for review on the UPAC website: Please continue to visit the website for updates and additional information.

Funding opportunity offered by ORSP and StatCORR
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) and the campus Statistics Community of Representative Researchers (StatCORR) are soliciting applications for the new "Facilitating Research and Creative Work through Intensive Methodological Training" program. Support for faculty training in statistical and other methodological skills is based on the premise that in an increasingly competitive environment, publications and extramural funding applications are strengthened by use of the latest data analytic and methodological techniques. The total budget for a single application submitted in response to this funding opportunity may not exceed $3,000. Budgets may consider both local training and training that requires travel. The number and size of awards issued under this announcement are contingent on the reviews and the availability of funds.

Assistant, associate or full professors are eligible and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until June 10, 2011. For more information, visit

On-campus search for new dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
Academic Affairs is seeking applications and nominations for Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development. Applicants must be tenured, full professors. The complete position description is posted on the Academic Affairs website at

The search committee members are: Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies Kenneth Monteiro (Committee Chair), Dean of the Division of Undergraduate Studies Gail Evans, Chair/Professor of BECA Scott Patterson, Assistant to the Dean of the College of Business Janet Remolona-Blecha, Chair/Professor of Public Administration Genie Stowers, Professor of Chemistry Ray Trautman and Chair/Associate Professor of Journalism Venise Wagner.

Review of applications and nominations will begin Feb. 15, 2011. Direct questions to Christine Nagaya, staff liaison to the committee, at or ext. 8-1142.

Upcoming Chinese Language Bridge Cup contests
The registration deadline for the Confucius Institute's Seventh Chinese Language Bridge Cup contests is Jan. 31. The events for K-12 students will begin Feb. 26 and conclude with an awards ceremony April 14. Competitions will include brush and pen categories for calligraphy, painting and drawing, composition, translation and poetry recitals.

Participants can select up to three categories and will compete in one of four divisions, based upon their school grade level. Recitals will be in Mandarin or Cantonese and divided into native and non-native speaker groups. The translation events will be a combination of Chinese-to-English and English-to-Chinese.

For more information, visit, e-mail or call ext. 8-7631. Organized by the Confucius Institute at SF State and San Francisco Unified School District, the contests are intended to provide opportunities for students to demonstrate their linguistic and cultural talents, as well as to showcase their interest and achievements in learning the Chinese language and culture.

VITA tax assistance scheduled
The national Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program provides free assistance in the preparation of tax returns to low income, elderly, limited English proficient and disabled individuals. The SF State chapter of VITA has more than 200 volunteers per semester, who attend IRS-certified training at the beginning of each tax season, learning about tax practices and then putting the knowledge into practice by assisting people with tax preparation.

The VITA site will open to the public for drop-in tax help beginning Jan. 31 in SCI 205. Assistance will be provided through April 18. Free tax preparation services will be provided to individuals with a non-rental income of $49,000 or less.

Those seeking assistance should bring with them a photo ID, Social Security (or ITIN) card for family members, all W-2/1099/1042/10989T forms and last year's tax return. Some filers will also need to bring receipts for tuition fees/expenses, child/day care (with tax ID number) and any relevant landlord information.

Hours are 12:30 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, visit or call ext. 8-1079.

ORSP launches new pod
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) has launched a new grant administration team "pod" located in BH311. The team will support the Colleges of Education, Business, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Creative Arts, Ethnic Studies, and Humanities, as well as Liberal Studies, the Library, Student Support Services, Educational Opportunity Program and the Office of International Programs.

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This week in Insiders: Assistant Professor of Art Matt Lipps, Associate Professor of Creative Writing Nona Caspers, Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies Jonathan H. X. Lee, Associate Professor of Creative Writing Camille Dungy, Associate Professor of German Volker Langbehn, Assistant Professor of Arabic Mohammad Salama, Professor of Gerontology Darlene Yee-Melichar, Professor of Health Education Erik Peper, Assistant Professor of Health Education Jun Wang, Associate Professor and Chair of Native American Studies Andrew Jolivette and Associate Professor of Nursing Andrea Boyle.

Read Insiders:

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This week in Newsmakers: Assistant Professor of Management Denise Kleinrichert, Biology Lecturer Gloria Nusse, Director of the Family Acceptance Project Caitlin Ryan, Professor Emerita of Business Kay Takeyama Dilena, Vice President of University Advancement Robert J. Nava, Philosophy Lecturer Ann Robertson and Professor of Management Stanley Kowalczyk.

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We mark the passing of Professor of Art and head of the Conceptual and Information Arts program Stephen Wilson.

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Spring '11 Instruction Begins

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute information session: 3 p.m.

Coming Up
Feb. 3: Theatre: Two Gentlemen of Verona: 8 p.m.

Feb. 4: Theatre: Two Gentlemen of Verona: 8 p.m.

Feb. 5: Theatre: Two Gentlemen of Verona: 8 p.m.

Feb. 6: Theatre: Two Gentlemen of Verona: 2 p.m.

Feb. 8: Academic Senate Meeting: 2 p.m.

Feb. 10: Theatre: Two Gentlemen of Verona: 8 p.m.

Feb. 11: Lecture: Morrison Artists Series pre-concert talk: 7 p.m.

Feb. 11: Concert: Morrison Artists Series: Israeli Chamber Project: 8 p.m.

Feb. 11: Theatre: Two Gentlemen of Verona: 8 p.m.

Feb. 12: Theatre: Two Gentlemen of Verona: 8 p.m.

Feb. 13: Theatre: Two Gentlemen of Verona: 2 p.m.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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