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|Amazine 'Afterlight'||Changing the game|
|MBA via teleconference||Superman's controversial stand|
|Beetle seduce bees|
Changing the game
In a June 23 Boston Globe story on the American Symphony Orchestra League's 55th annual conference, SF State assistant professor of music Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez received a rave review for the world premiere of his symphony orchestra composition 'Afterlight.' 'This is complex and compelling music by a very gifted composer, both angry and mournful, and with the most amazing acoustical effects (aural afterlights) composed into it,' wrote the Globe's Richard Dyer. nd joyous one."
A May 7 article in The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) discusses several books on America's fascination with baseball throughout the years, including SF State history professor Jules Tygiel's 'Past Time: Baseball as History.' The article describes Tygiel's outlook on professional baseball as 'scholarly, albeit less cynical' and analyzes how advances in the communications business shaped the way fans follow baseball, which helped spur the game's p opularity. For example, radio broadcasts transmitted a 'more intimate sense of being at the game for millions of fans who could never attend' and created a new fan base, Tygiel wrote.MBA via teleconference
Superman's controversial stand
The Japan Times reported on April 20 that SF State will be one of five CSU schools to offer an MBA program in Japan via teleconferencing, starting May 2001. Ray Maghroori, dean of the College of Business, said, 'The economy of the 21st century is going to be decided with what happens in the western part of the U.S. and in Asia. We believe Japan will play a leading role in Asia in the evolution of the postindustrial society and in formation-technology era.' Joseph Messina, SFSU professor of finance, explained that professors and students will interact through two-way video in real time between California and Tokyo, and students will use the Internet to submit reports and ask questions. In addition, Messina said SF State faculty will travel to Japan for face-to-face lectures and discussion classes.
Beetles seduce bees
Christopher Reeve, paralyzed from the neck down since a horse-riding accident five years ago, created a stir earlier this year when he appeared in a television commercial during the Super Bowl that showed a digitally manipulated image of him walking. A Toronto Star story on May 6 debated whether the ad was a true source of inspiration or an injection of false hope for disabled people. SF State history professor Paul Kenneth Longmore explained how it could affect attitudes toward the disabled, saying, 'If (a) cure of all disabilities Ñ as Reeve claims Ñ is just a matter of finding enough scientific research, then ... non-disabled people don't need to change,' he said. 'They don't need to deal with their prejudices or their behavior. Business and government don't need to change their practices either.'
In May, research by SF State biology professor John Hafernik and his colleague <.B?Leslie Saul-Gershanz appeared in newspapers and magazines around the world, including the May 6 issue of Science News. The story reported the researchers' discovery of the first recorded case of parasitic insects cooperating to mimic their target. According to their research, hundreds of tiny beetle larvae lump together in the shape of a female bee and seduc e male bees into landing on them. Grasping the bee's chest, the larvae then hitch a ride to an actual female bee, who unwittingly transports them to her well-stocked nest, which they parasitize. 'You can't see terror in a bee's eyes, but you can imagine it,' Hafernik said, adding that the beesReturn to top
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