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MEDIA ADVISORY: SFSU gives high schoolers a behind-the-scenes look at higher education




Denize Springer
SFSU Office of Public Affairs & Publications
(415) 405-3803
(415) 338-1665

Press Release published by the Office of Public Affairs & Publications


Students to join prominent historians and scholars at Chinese American studies conference

WHAT: Fifty local high school students will get the rare opportunity to participate in a professional academic conference when they attend this Friday’s sessions of the 2005 Chinese American Studies Conference in San Francisco. The conference, entitled "Branching Out the Banyan Tree: A Changing Chinese America," will focus on Chinese American history, culture and social concerns and provide the students with a chance to meet and speak with distinguished historians, authors, artists, filmmakers and educators.

WHO: Juniors and seniors from Abraham Lincoln, Balboa, Galileo, George Washington, Leadership, Lowell, Phillip and Sala Burton and Thurgood Marshall high schools. Charles B. Reed, chancellor of the California State University system, will speak at a luncheon the students will attend as guests. Three-time Sundance award-winning filmmaker Arthur Dong will offer a sneak preview of his new film about Chinese culture in American cinema. The conference is co-sponsored by the Asian American Studies Department at SFSU’s College of Ethnic Studies and the Chinese Historical Society of America.

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 7, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Radisson Miyako Hotel, 1625 Post Street, San Francisco CA

WHY: The student participation is sponsored by the SFSU Office of the President and intended to provide the high school students with first-hand experience of scholarly pursuits.

For more details on the high school scholars or for access to interview them, contact Denize Springer, Public Affairs Office, San Francisco State University at (415) 405-3803 or

To request a press packet or access to the entire conference (Oct. 6 - 9) or learn more about the Chinese Historical Society of America contact Marisa Louie at (415) 391-1188, x-101 or


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