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Volume 55, Number 1   July 16, 2007         

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Construction on State Drive
A reminder to the campus community that a project to repave State Drive is underway. During the construction period, access lanes on State Drive will be limited. In addition, parallel parking spaces on State Drive will be temporarily eliminated and spaces in the parking garage will be limited. Please plan accordingly.

Questions about the project should be directed to John Lew, project manager, Facilities and Service Enterprises, at or to the Parking Office at

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University is a top destination for minority students
SF State is one of the nation's top destinations for minority students, according to a survey by Diverse Issues in Higher Education published in the magazine's May 31, 2007 issue.

The University ranks 16th nationwide among all colleges and universities in awarding undergraduate degrees to minority students, based on graduation data for the 2005-2006 academic year compiled by the U.S. Department of Education.

SF State ranks even higher as a destination for Asian American undergraduates -- the University holds the No. 10 spot nationwide.

"The San Francisco State University community is exceptionally proud of the range of opinions, ethnic backgrounds and experiences that our students, faculty and staff bring to this exciting academic community," SF State President Robert A. Corrigan said. "The broad diversity of the campus creates a rich learning environment and prepares students well for succeeding in a global economy."

According to the report, more Asian Americans earn education baccalaureates at SF State than at any other mainland university. SF State ranks second in that category, behind only the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Business, health professions and liberal arts programs at SF State also rank high for number of Asian American graduates:

  • sixth in health professions and related clinical sciences degrees;
  • sixth in business management, marketing and related support services;
  • eighth in psychology;
  • eighth in ethnic, cultural and gender studies;
  • eighth in English degrees.

Students win CSU honors
SF State students from molecular biology, elementary education and design and industry took home first place awards in the 21st annual California State University Research Competition held in May. They were among ten SF State student researchers selected to compete this year in a field of 168 from the 23-campus CSU system. Student participants make oral presentations before juries of professional experts from major corporations, foundations, public agencies, colleges and universities in California. The statewide winners are among more than 150 SF State students who participated in the on-campus Graduate Research and Creative Works Showcase. 

For details on the CSU competition and SF State's winners read the SF State news story:

For information about the on-campus graduate showcase see the event program:

Among this month's Insiders are the election of Cristina Azocar, journalism, as president of the Native American Journalists Association; selection of David Lee, political science, for Harvard University's "Senior Executives in State and Local Government " program; an honorary degree awarded to Robert Corrigan, president, from Chung Yuan Christian University in Taiwan.

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This month's Newsmakers include Trevor Getz, associate professor of history, on KPFA Radio to discuss his "Journeys of Race and Reconciliation" project; Assistant Professor of Raza Studies Belinda Reyes commenting on Latin American migration to California on KALW's seven-part series, "In Search of the American Dream"; Professor of Technical and Professional Writing Lu Rehling commenting on the business writing skills of new college graduates; and Professor of Holistic Health Erik Peper on his biofeedback research.

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