Professor Emerita of Elementary Education Cecelia Wambach was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for work in Kazakhstan. Her project deals with mathematics education, particularly the development of critical thinking skills and problem solving in mathematics among elementary and middle school students. This work also involves nurturing partnerships with schools. Wambach talked about her project, the Fulbright application process and her work at SF State in building and supporting school-university partnerships at a May 15 brown bag seminar in Burk Hall.
Family Acceptance Project
Founder and Director of the Family Acceptance Project Caitlin Ryan was honored on May 18 by the American Psychiatric Association with the John E. Fryer Award for her major contributions to the mental health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals. Ryan's work has earned the SF State project national acclaim. Read more at SF State News.
Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair in Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility Marc Dollinger was the Rabbi Louis J. Sigel Scholar-in-Residence from April 19 to 21 at Temple Emeth in Teaneck, N.J. where he presented lectures and led study sessions on "Quest for Inclusion: A History of American Judaism."
Health Education Lecturer Kenn Burrows is faculty advisor to Project Censored - SF State, a group of student researchers whose research and report "Signs of an Emerging Police State" was chosen as the top story in the Project Censored publication, Censored 2013: Dispatches From the Media Revolution, that lists the top censored stories and media analyses of 2011-12.
Professor of Health Education Erik Peper co-authored the article, "Depressive mood and frontal electroencephalogram during the luteal phase for premenstrual dysphoric disorder," which was published in the May issue of The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research.
Assistant Professor of Music Christine Brandes performed the world premiere of "In the Shadow of Sirius," composed by Jennifer Higdon, with the Cypress String Quartet at Herbst Theatre in San Francisco on April 19.