President Emeritus Robert A. Corrigan delivered the 2015 baccalaureate address at Brown University on May 23. Brown also awarded Corrigan the honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters. The university noted that "Corrigan's interest in and unwavering commitment to social justice led to a storied tenure as president at SFSU."
American Indian Studies
Associate Professor of American Indian Studies Robert Keith Collins was invited by faculty of the Institute for Ethnology at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main to give a lecture on June 18 at the Colloquium Americanum 2015. The title of Collins' lecture was "Displaying Native American Cultural Impact in the U.S.: Cultural Diffusion in a Smithsonian Exhibit." Also, Collins' co-curatorial work for the current Smithsonian traveling banner exhibit "IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas" will be displayed at the Museum Center at 5ive Points in Cleveland, Tennessee, from April 23 to July 3.
Professor of Biology John Hafernik and Professor of Biology Kimberly Tanner served as site-chairs for the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science's Pacific Division, held at SF State June 14-17. Several SF State faculty presented research at the meeting, including Professor of Biology Leticia Márquez-Margaña, Professor of Biology Sarah Cohen, Professor of Biology Gretchen LeBuhn, Professor of Biology Jonathon Stillman, Professor of Biology Kathy Boyer, Assistant Professor of Biology Andrea Swei and Associate Professor of Chemistry Tomoko Kamada. The meeting, entitled "Science in the Anthropocene," was attended by more than 450 researchers from the West Coast and Pacific Rim region and addressed issues related to humans' impact on the planet, such as climate change.
Design and Industry
Associate Professor of Design and Industry Joshua Singer presented "Different Data: Experimental Design Research for Mapping Cities" (co-authored with Rachele Riley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) at The Virtuous Circle, the Cumulus 2015 conference held at Politecnico di Milano on June 4. He installed "Different Data: Detroit/Stockholm," a design research installation (with Particio Davilla of OCAD University, Daniel McCafferty of Wayne State University and Rachele Riley of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) at the sixth Nordic Design Research Conference in Stockholm June 7-11.
Human Resources, Information Technology Services, University Property Management
Director of Talent Management & Compensation Solutions Jeannette Peralta, Assistant Director of Talent Management & Compensation Solutions Robin N. Bates and Benefits and Retirement Supervisor Morenike Onipede from Human Resources (HR), Administrative Analyst/Specialist Leonore R. Noble and Director of Planning and Special Projects Nish Malik with Information Technology Services (ITS) and Administrative Analyst/Specialist Shimina Harris of University Property Management (UPN) represented SF State at the Diversity Career Fair held May 28 at the Event Center at St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco. The event was one of 30 Diversity Employment Day Career Fairs held annually across the U.S. The fairs provide an opportunity for nationally recognized and top local employers to meet and interview qualified candidates from the multicultural and diverse communities of their city.
Associate Professor of Management Denise Kleinrichert's book "Republican Internment and the Prison Ship Argenta, 1922" was reissued by the Irish Academic Press. Kleinrichert is also chair of the annual Business Ethics Week and founding faculty colleague of the Center for Ethical and Sustainable Business.
Political Science, Women and Gender Studies, History
The book "Understanding and Teaching U.S. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History," which features contributions from three SF State faculty, received the award for best LGBT Anthology at the Lambda Literary Awards in New York on June 1. Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin contributed "'Don't Ask, Don't Tell': The Politics of Military Change"; Professor of Women and Gender Studies Nan Alamilla Boyd wrote "History as Social Change: Queer Archives and Oral History Projects"; and Professor of History Marc Stein wrote "Sexual Rights and Wrongs: Teaching the U.S. Supreme Court's Greatest Gay and Lesbian Hits."