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Volume 58, Number 36    June 27 , 2011         

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CampusMemo summer schedule
CampusMemo will publish one more monthly issue during the summer on July 25. Weekly publication will resume beginning Aug. 22.

OLLI summer session approaching
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) summer session will begin June 27. OLLI provides non-credit classes, lectures, activities and discussion forums for anyone over 50 years of age. Courses include Film and the Law, Walking the SF Neighborhoods, Picasso Masterpieces in SF special exhibit, writing classes, film noir, environmental issues, brain function and dysfunction, collage/design/dyeing with indigo, and Muslim and Jewish cultures. Visit for complete offerings and registration information or call OLLI Director Debra Varner at (415) 817-4243.

Summer activities for youth
New this year, Campus Recreation has opened the pool to swim lessons for children ages 6-14. Red Cross-certified instructors will lead 30-minute lessons through Aug. 4. Visit for more information.

Youth Basketball Summer Camp
Plan ahead for the basketball summer camp for youth ages 6 - 14, scheduled for June 27-July 1 and July 11-15. Campers will learn basketball fundamentals and participate in fun games each day. The cost for each session is $180 and includes lunch each day. For more information or to express interest in attending, contact Damon Potter at or ext. 8-7573. The camp is sponsored by SF State Men's Basketball.

CBPR Summer Institute
The summer institute, "Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) for Health Equity," hosted by SF State in collaboration with University of California, Berkeley, will be held Aug. 8 - 12. The institute will cover a range of topics, including building and maintaining partnerships, collaborative study design and intervention development, the intersection of CBPR and policy change, and fundraising and sustainability. Participants can sign up for all five days of the conference for a reduced rate or register for one or more days. A limited number of students can take the course for two credits. The Health Equity Institute will provide some scholarships for junior faculty and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will provide funding for some faculty to attend the second day of the conference. The registration deadline is June 30. For more information, e-mail (with "CBPR Summer Institute" in the subject line) or visit

Youth sailing, kayaking camps
The Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism offers weeklong sailing and kayaking camps for youth 8-12 years old. Children may register for half- or full-day sailing and kayaking camps, or full-day sailing and science camps to be held at Lake Merced. No previous sailing or kayaking experience is required. All equipment and certified instructors will be provided. For more information and online registration, visit

Preliminary call for papers/panels
The third Global Conference on Genocide, "Genocide: Knowing the Past, Safeguarding the Future," will begin June 28, 2012 at SF State. Suggestions for panels and papers on all aspects of the study of genocide and mass violence -- past, present and future -- are invited. Submissions should be e-mailed to the chairs of the program committee Volker Langbehn at and Juergen Zimmerer at Submissions must be received by December 15, 2011. Abstracts should be no more than 250 words per paper and panel suggestions should briefly state the rationale of the panel, including short CVs and institutional affiliation. Submissions should be contained in a single Word file.

For more information, including topics of particular interest, visit or contact Volker Langbehn at

Fall textbook orders
The SFSU Bookstore textbook department is processing orders for the fall semester. Faculty who still need to turn in textbook and reader requests should do so at their earliest convenience. Orders received by mid-July will have the best chance of being on the shelves in time for courses. Textbook and reader orders may be submitted online at

USF tennis camps
The University of San Francisco summer tennis camps run through August 12. Participants may sign up for full- or half-day camps and SF State faculty and staff will receive a discount. For more information, contact Sean Dizon at (415) 422-6073 or visit

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Labor Archives and Research Center celebrates 25th anniversary
SF State's Labor Archives and Research Center presents Sympathetic, an aerial dance performance, part of its 25th anniversary celebration. Created by Flyaway Productions and performed on the side of the historic Rincon Annex Post Office building in downtown San Francisco, the dance will highlight the great 1934 San Francisco General Strike which was sparked by the deaths of two workers on July 9, 1934 in the midst of a violent maritime strike. The free performances will take place July 9, at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the corner of Steuart and Mission Streets in San Francisco. For more information see:

CSU Student Research Competition
The 25th Annual CSU Student Research Competition promotes excellence in undergraduate and graduate scholarly research and creative activity by recognizing outstanding student accomplishments throughout the 23 campuses of the California State University.

This year, San Francisco State University had an unprecedented number of students competing and the top 10 of these scholars were selected as Campus Winners to represent our University at the CSU level competition in Fresno on May 6-7 of this year. San Francisco State performed extraordinarily well at the CSU level competition and won five prizes:

CSU-level winners

Biological and Agricultural Sciences: Andrew Core (Graduate), first place
Title: A New Honey Bee Threat- the Phorid Fly Apocephalus borealis
Mentor: John Hafernik

Business, Economics and Public Administration: Chris Rosenlund (Graduate), first place
Title: Examining Possible Effects of Telework Upon Career Advancement
Mentor: Sheldon Gen

Creative Arts and Design: Jesús Santos (Graduate), first place
Title: The Desert Xpandable House: Closing the Gap on Social Accessibility and Affordability in Green Housing
Mentor: Gus Vouchilas

Biological & Agricultural Sciences: Armbien Sabillo (Undergraduate), second place
Title: Tracking Cell Migration during Muscle Formation in X. laevis Embryos
Mentor: Carmen Domingo

Education: David Wick (Graduate), second place
Title: Negotiating Global Identity: Narratives of Study Abroad Students of Color
Mentor: Barbara Henderson

For photos and a list of on-campus winners, visit

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This week in Insiders: Associate Professor of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Miriam A. Smith, Assistant Professor of Biology Andy Zink, Creative Arts Technical Services staffer Diana Rumjahn, Associate Professor of Health Education José Ramón Fernández-Peña, Professor of Health Education Eric Peper, Assistant Professor of Health Education Richard Harvey, Professor and Director of Museum Studies Linda Ellis, Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto, Assistant Professor of Sexuality Studies David Frost, Professor of Theatre Arts John Wilson and Associate Professor of Theatre Arts Jo Tomalin.

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This week in Newsmakers: Political Science Lecturer David Lee, Cesar Chavez Institute Director Belinda Reyes, Associate Professor of Human Geography and Human Environmental Studies Jason Henderson and Professor of Sexuality Studies Gil Herdt.

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This week we remember Professor Emeritus Stephen De Staebler.

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Click on the link for each event to view full listing in the University Calendar.

July 4: Independence Day; campus closed

Coming Up
July 9: Aerial Dance Performance: 1:30 p.m.

July 15: Lecture/Private Reception: Tribute to artist Rupert Garcia: 6:30 p.m.

Aug. 18: Theatre: The Barber of Seville: 8 p.m.

Aug. 19: Theatre: The Barber of Seville: 7 p.m.

Aug. 20: Theatre: The Barber of Seville: 2 p.m.

Aug. 20: Theatre: The Barber of Seville: 7 p.m.

Aug. 22: Fall '11 Academic Semester Begins

Aug. 22: Fall '11 Faculty Development/Department Meetings

Aug. 23: Fall '11 First Day of Instruction


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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