Professor of Biology John Hafernik presented the keynote address April 18 at the Pacifica Ecofest, the City of Pacifica's 11th annual Earth Day of Action event that mobilizes thousands of volunteers to clean up the city and Linda Mar Beach.
At the Biofeedback Society of California NorCal Regional Meeting in San Rafael on April 18, Professor of Health Education Erik Peper gave the invited presentation "Old Wine in New Bottles: Revisiting Effective Biofeedback."
Associate Professor of Health Education Richard Harvey gave the invited presentation "Placebo Concepts in Psychophysiology" at the same conference.
Senior Assistant Librarian and Lecturer Meredith Eliassen authored the chapter "San Francisco State University's Music Federation: The Political Machine Behind a Jazz Cooperative for Teachers" that appeared in the recently published book "The Cultural Politics of Jazz Collectives: This Is Our Music" (Routledge, 2015). The chapter chronicles SF State's student-faculty organization, Music Federation, and its role in initiating the nation's first college-sanctioned jazz course called Dance Band, as well as the role of World War II veterans in making jazz part of the University's curriculum. The essay features photographs from the Vernon Alley Papers in the University Archives.