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Volume 54, Number 1   July 24, 2006         

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CampusMemo resumes weekly publication Aug. 21. E-mail items by 5 p.m. Tuesday of the week preceding publication to or fax to ext. 8-1498.

Faculty interest survey
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development is conducting a faculty interest survey. Faculty members have been sent both electronic and print versions of the survey. Those who have not received a copy of the survey should e-mail:

Faculty travel funds
The SFSU Retirement Association is providing support for approved, job-related travel for faculty members this year. Letters of application should contain the purpose of the travel as well as travel plans and costs.

Letters should be sent by Aug. 31 to or via campus mail to SFSU Retirement Association c/o Frank Sheehan, Mathematics Department.

Women's Association scholarships cruise
The University Women’s Association (UWA) invites faculty and staff on a 14-night cruise of Northern Europe June 2-16, 2007. The cruise raises funds for scholarships for SF State students.

The June 2007 cruise begins in Stockholm. Ports of call include Estonia, three days in St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Gdansk, Copenhagen, Berlin, Amsterdam, Bruges and Dover, England. It will be on Oceania's Regatta, a mid-sized ship with room for 684 guests. Prices begin at $3,699/person (plus taxes/fees and transfers). Participants who make reservations by Aug. 31 receive free airfare to Stockholm.

For details and reservations, contact the Fell Travel Agency at or (800) 321-FELL. For a cruise flier, contact Lin Ivory at:

Coming Up
Budget meeting
The University Budget Committee will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 31, in the NEC Room on the fifth floor of the Administration building. Members of the campus community are welcome.

Faculty and
families event

Faculty and their families are invited to a faculty with children mixer from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at the playground at 28th Avenue and Vicente in San Francisco. Sandwiches and drinks will be provided.

R.S.V.P. with the number of adults and children, by Sept. 1 to Maika Watanabe at:

The event is sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development. Faculty are also welcome to join an online discussion group on raising children while working in academia. To sign up, contact Watanabe at:

SF State News home

Monteiro appointed dean of College of Ethnic Studies
Photo of Kenneth MonteiroKenneth Monteiro has been appointed dean of the College of Ethnic Studies following a national search. He has served as acting dean of the college since 2004.

Monteiro joined the SF State psychology faculty in 1987 and served as the Psychology Department chair from 1994 to 1998 when he was appointed dean of human relations. In this position he integrated existing practices with new procedures to respond to and plan for campus and community diversity and equity issues. He has also served on the Provost's Academic Affairs and Student Affairs councils and on the Vice President for Student Affairs cabinet.

"In his nearly two decades on campus, Ken Monteiro has won the respect of all and the friendship of many," said President Robert A. Corrigan. "He has repeatedly demonstrated both academic and moral leadership. He has the stature, the skills and the intellectual heft to help lead the College of Ethnic Studies to even greater fulfillment of its important mission."

Monteiro, who received his Ph.D. from Stanford University and his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, previously taught at Rutgers University and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

In Memoriam: George S. Araki
George S. Araki, emeritus professor of biology, died June 29 from complications related to colon cancer. He was 74.

Araki joined the SF State biology faculty in 1962. He was chair of the Cell and Molecular Biology Department and the director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Science. In 1976 he founded SF State's Holistic Health Program. Araki was also part of a student-faculty group that developed the first Japanese American studies curriculum in the United States. He retired from SF State in 1999.

During World War II the Oakland native and his family were among those of Japanese ancestry who were removed from their home and confined to a wartime internment camp.

Araki, who received his doctorate in biological sciences at Stanford University, helped found the Center for Japanese American Studies and was involved in the discovery and identification of the poetry carved in the walls of the Angel Island Immigration Station, now a National Historic Landmark.

A San Rafael resident, Araki is survived by his wife Camilla Jewel, ex-wife Nancy Araki, three children and two grandchildren.

A memorial service will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 30, at the Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley.

Faculty fellowships to research health disparities
The Research Infrastructure to Minority Institutions initiative (RIMI) seeks applications for faculty fellowships for research on health disparities. Fellowships will be awarded to tenure-track faculty who are doing or planning to do research on the causes of disparities in health and access to health care and/or are studying ways to design and test interventions that aim to eliminate these inequities. A major goal of the project is to help SFSU faculty develop successful proposals for external funding of health disparities research and evaluation.

RIMI plans to award three fellowships each year for the next four years. Applications are available on the RIMI Web site:

Campus Graphics discount, staff changes
Campus Graphics and Printing is running a limited-time promotion in celebration of its new staff. Color copies are 49 cents each during August (applies only to 8-1/2" x 11" standard 24-pound white, one-sided copies). Use price code SPCC8 when ordering and allow for a 48-hour turnaround.

Campus Graphics provides standard offset, large format and high-end digital black/white and color copy and printing, photography, Web and bindery services to the University community. Brochures, newsletters, invitations, posters, flyers, business cards, forms and other print publications are available. Order online at:

Projects can be picked up and dropped off at the mezzanine level of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Campus Graphics also has a new main line for its production staff: (415) 502-6454.

For stationery and business cards, contact Irene Lee at or 502-2740 or fax orders to 502-2737. For print and copy orders, contact Matthew Tucker at or 514-0298 or fax orders to 476-2608. Project manager Gene Kahn can be reached at or 476-3196 or 680-8741.

This month's Newsmakers include Linda Ellis, professor and director of museum studies, on the Barbarians of the ancient Roman empire; Michael Goldman, professor and chair of biology, on lay persons obtaining DNA testing results online; Mary Leech, assistant professor of geology, on field research near Kashmir; and an Oakland Tribune story on the Summer Bridge program.

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