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Volume 58, Number 34    May 16, 2011         

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April 2006 Newsmakers

Few options
On May 10, Forbes.com reported on President Robert A. Corrigan's testimony before the CSU Finance Committee in Long Beach, where he reported that SF State has lost more than 100 tenure track professors -- about 12 percent of the faculty -- over the last year, with few options to replace them.

Good memories
In the May 10 issue of Science and Religion Today, Assistant Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell answered the question, can changing one sad memory make us happier?, "…Actively attempting to focus on the positive features of the (bad) memory will provide a happiness boost…" Howell said, "because you are not ruminating anymore; also, you will experience the positive benefits of focusing on what you learned or what was gained by making the memory positive."

Ethnic coverage
Professor of Journalism Jon Funabiki commented for a story on the proliferation of ethnic media in the May 9 issue of Diverse Issues in Higher Education. "There's no question such periodicals will continue to proliferate," Funabiki said. "Considering the many Internet and desktop publishing resources available, today’s climate makes it possible. As time goes on, you’ll see more diversity and fragmentation, too."

Contributing to our communities
The May 3 issue of the San Jose Mercury News published an opinion piece by Assistant Professor of Public Administration Eric Zeemering in which he discussed how public sector employees contribute to their communities. "We could ask parents and community members to tutor children without government support, but we collectively benefit from an educated and well-prepared workforce," Zeemering said. "We are trusting professional citizens engaged in public service to achieve important educational and economic goals."

 

For more media coverage of faculty, staff, students, alumni and programs, see SF State in the News.


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