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SF State in the News 2003

A selection of recent stories about the San Francisco State University community that have appeared in the media.

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"If [gay] marriage is seen as secular, it has much higher support. I think it's the religious dimension" that is sparking the debate, said Gil Herdt, director of the National Sexuality Resource Center at SFSU. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 12/30/03

Alum Regina Louise talks about her memoir, "Somebody's Someone," and reuniting with the woman who sought to adopt her as a child. All Things Considered, National Public Radio 12/30/03

"There's more of a sense of a transgender genre" in the San Francisco theatre scene, said theatre arts Lecturer Bob Davis. San Francisco Chronicle 12/29/03

Student Leilani D. Dowell, Peace and Freedom Party candidate, to run against House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, in November. Oakland Tribune 12/29/03

Alum Carrie Gutierrez is named Raiderette rookie of the year. Raiders News 12/29/03

"Giants" in arts and entertainment who passed away in 2003 include theatre arts Professor Camille Howard. San Francisco Chronicle 12/28/03

Campus fees add to costs of attending state-supported colleges and universities. San Francisco Chronicle 12/28/03

Alum Manisone Phommasone, among the first graduates of Modesto's Johansen High School, is profiled a decade later. Modesto Bee 12/27/03

A revival of the Kabbalah seen in books, celebrity interests and SFSU classes. San Francisco Chronicle 12/26/03

One of two Southern California actors who "stood above the crowd in 2003" is alum Don Took. Los Angeles Times 12/26/03 (free registration required)

Alum Thomas James Hurst, a photographer with the Seattle Times, starts a monthlong reporting stint in Iraq. Seattle Times 12/25/03

Ron Epstein, lecturer in philosophy, comments on a Mendocino County initiative to ban genetically modified crops. The (Santa Rosa) Press Democrat 12/25/03

SFSU announced applications for first-time freshmen will close Jan. 16. San Jose Mercury News 12/23/03; San Mateo County Times 12/29/03

Assistant professor of public administration Katherine Naff comments on the possibilities of reforming civil service. Contra Costa Times 12/23/03

Political science professor Rich DeLeon analyzes SF's recent mayoral election in this op ed. San Francisco Chronicle 12/22/03

Marc Dollinger, professor and Goldman Chair in Jewish Studies, discusses his new book "California Jews." KQED, The California Report 12/22/03

Sequoia Health Care District, Cañada College and SFSU team up to educate more nurses. Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal 12/22/03; MSNBC 12/22/03

A blackout hits San Francisco, but student Matthew Hamilton is one of the "optimists (who) find light in darkness." San Francisco Chronicle 12/22/03

The Rev. Richard Mahan, an SFSU alum, reflects on his personal journey and the meaning of Christmas. The Charleston Gazette 12/22/03

Campuses that have a gay fraternity include SFSU. Contra Costa Times 12/21/03

The Bay Area "literary universe" includes faculty stars Maxine Chernoff, Alejandro Murguia (also an alum) and Gail Tsukiyama (also an alum). San Francisco Chronicle Magazine 12/21/03

When delaying entry to kindergarten, families "may in fact be depriving the child of important opportunities for learning," said professor emerita Hermine Marshall. The New York Times 12/21/03 (free registration required)

The "legendary ascent" of alum Willie Brown, in his last days as SF mayor, is featured. Los Angeles Times 12/21/03 (free registration required)

Political science professor Rich DeLeon provides analysis of the recent San Francisco mayoral runoff. San Francisco Chronicle 12/21/03

With scholarship help from the Point Foundation, alum Michelle Marzullo to pursue doctoral studies. San Francisco Chronicle 12/21/03

Professor and director of nursing Beatrice Yorker comments on investigations of nurse serial killers. The (Lehigh Valley) Morning Call 12/21/03

Alum A.D. Winans' poem "San Francisco Streets" is the selected work featured in library, poet laureate "war and peace" project. San Francisco Chronicle 12/21/03

Visiting professor of marketing Allan Shocker comments on troubles at Primecore Mortgage Trust. San Jose Mercury News 12/21/03

Nursing professor and director Beatrice Yorker talks about serial nurse killer Charles Cullen. Fox News Channel National 12/20/03

"Eagles coach Andy Reid has a Bay Area connection. From 1983-85, he was San Francisco State's offensive coordinator, line coach and strength coach under coach Vic Rowen." Oakland Tribune 12/20/03; San Mateo County Times 12/20/03; Marin Independent Journal 12/20/03

Alum Bill Baird, legendary quarterback and defensive back who "led the Gators to the program's only unbeaten season," to be honored for his accomplishments with the New York Jets. Knoxville News Sentinel 12/19/03

In the recent San Francisco election, “the single most important factor was the absentee operation," said political science professor Rich DeLeon. Berkeley Daily Planet 12/19/03

SFSU is flooded with 23,094 fall applications, said associate vice president Jo Volkert. Oakland Tribune 12/19/03; San Mateo County Times 12/19/03; Tri-Valley Herald 12/19/03; Alameda Times-Star 12/19/03; Daily Review (Hayward) 12/19/03

Sequoia Hospital announces SFSU nursing partnership. SF Gate 12/19/03

Serial nurse killers "think of meeting their own needs ahead of the needs of all others," said nursing professor and director Beatrice Yorker. The Philadelphia Inquirer 12/18/03; (Biloxi) Sun Herald 12/19/03; Billings Gazette 12/21/03

Alum Shaun McElroy shares secrets of succeeding at his "dream job"—middle school principal. Walnut Creek Journal 12/18/03

A profile of professor emerita Carol Severin, "a modern Renaissance woman." Daily Review (Hayward) 12/16/03; The (Fremont) Argus 12/18/03

SFSU and Cañada College to offer San Mateo County's first baccalaureate nursing program. San Mateo County Times 12/18/03; Daily Journal 12/17/03

Professor and director of nursing Beatrice Yorker comments on serial nurse killer Charles Cullen. USA Today 12/17/03; The (Allentown, Penn.) Morning Call 12/17/03

Alum Gerta Keller, "a maverick" proposing new theories for dinosaur extinctions, is profiled in depth. The New York Times 12/17/0 (free registration required)

Among the first to catch the latest "Ring" installment, broadcasting student Jason Schultz. San Francisco Chronicle 12/17/03

Alum Steve Lavin, former UCLA basketball coach, is now an analyst for ESPN. San Francisco Chronicle 12/17/03

49ers football trivia features a fine arts alum. 49ers.com 12/16/03

Beatrice Yorker, professor of nursing and School of Nursing director, provides a sidebar on "Health Care Workers Who Kill." The New York Times 12/16/03 (free registration required)

Political science professor Rich DeLeon comments on the fall of the Democratic political machine in Northern California. San Francisco Chronicle 12/16/03

Holiday book picks include "Complete Poems of Kenneth Rexroth," accompanied by an author's reading, courtesy of SFSU Poetry Center. NPR's All Things Considered 12/15/2003

Alum Pat Newett has launched "Vacant," a skate, surf and snowboarding clothing company. Los Angeles Times 12/15/03 (free registration required)

Assistant professor of English Mark Roberge talks about teaching to "generation 1.5." San Francisco Chronicle Magazine 12/14/03

Writer Cyra McFadden, who investigates aging in a newsletter column for SFSU's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, is profiled. Marin Independent Journal 12/13/03

Adjunct professor of meterology Jan Null comments on Northern California's winter weather. Oakland Tribune 12/13/03; The (Hayward) Daily Review 12/13/03; Tri-Valley Herald 12/13/03; Alameda Times-Star 12/13/0

Student Ruby Michel Lopez is crowned Ms. Latina USA. San Francisco Chronicle 12/12/03; San Francisco Chronicle 12/26/03

Former Gator football player Evan Mirzett coaches middle schoolers. Inc. 12/12/03

Madewell, a company owned by the family of alumnus Greg McKnight, makes unusual golf-related products. San Mateo County Times 12/12/03; Oakland Tribune 12/12/03

President Bush is too dependent on borrowing money from China, writes Ramon Castellblanch, assistant professor of health education. Hartford Courant 12/12/03 (free registration required)

Cristina Azocar, director of the SFSU Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism, discusses the New California Media Awards for ethnic press. The Porterville Recorder 12/11/03

Alum Dennis Chaconas adds spark to the Board of Education race in Alameda County. Oakland Tribune 12/11/03

Paintings by alum Inez Storer, "a consummate storyteller," are on exhibit at Montalvo in Saratoga. Alameda Times-Star 12/11/03

The Democrats "have to be responsive to this kind of liberal, progressive agenda that's emerging in San Francisco and in other parts of the country," said political science professor Rich DeLeon. Morning Edition, National Public Radio 12/10/03

The mayoral campaign of Matt Gonzalez was “symptomatic of something deeper in American politics” said political science professor Rich DeLeon. San Francisco Examiner 12/10/03

Deborah Tolman, professor of human sexuality studies, comments on sexual behavior of middle school students. Press-Enterprise 12/10/03
(free registration required)

Once equal rights have been bestowed on gays "you reverse that at grave peril to the democratic process," said Gil Herdt, director of the National Sexuality Resource Center at SFSU. Christian Science Monitor 12/10/03

Rock musician Karney, an alum, is profiled. San Francisco Chronicle 12/10/03

"San Francisco is in the vanguard and it's a crystal ball of what will be done on a national level,'' political science professor Rich DeLeon said of the mayoral election. San Jose Mercury News 12/10/03

"The progressive community in San Francisco has really woken up,'' said assistant professor of political science Corey Cook. "It really showed a backlash to the Democratic establishment.'' San Francisco Chronicle 12/10/03

"This is by far one of the most contentious races I've seen in San Francisco in many, many years," said political science professor Rich DeLeon of the SF mayoral run-off. (South Mississippi) Sun Herald 12/10/03; Centre Daily Times (State College, Penn.) 12/10/03

Alleged embezzlement scheme is described. San Francisco Bay Guardian 12/10/03

"There may not be outright discouragement" of Latinas in sports, "but there is less overt encouragement than for other groups," said Susan Zieff, assistant professor of kinesiology. The (Westchester) Journal-News 12/9/03

"There are forces at work finding voices in all these different campaigns," sayspolitical science professor Rich DeLeon regarding the SF mayoral run-off. Christian Science Monitor 12/9/03

Read journalism professor Tom Johnson's letter to the editor. San Francisco Chronicle 12/9/03

Black Studies associate professor Dorothy Tsaruta and students comment on the literary merits of "Hip-Hop Lit." PBS, The Newshour with Jim Lehrer 12/8/03

San Francisco represents "the left wing of the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party," commented political science professor Rich DeLeon. The Sacramento Bee 12/8/03

"Gonzalez seems to be mobilizing young people in a way we haven't seen in a long, long time," said political science professor Richard DeLeon. Los Angeles Times 12/8/03 (free registration required)

Marketing professor Dan Wardlow comments on cities' efforts to increase gay and lesbian tourism. USA Today 12/8/03

"If a Democrat were to lose here, it would send a strong national message," said political science professor Rich DeLeon commenting on the SF mayoral election. Boston Globe 12/8/03

Alum Peter Horan named CEO of About, Inc. Yahoo News 12/8/03

An anti-Semitic act at SFSU is referenced in this op ed. The Washington Times 12/8/03; Jewish World Review 12/8/03

Commenting on the mayoral election, political science professor Rich DeLeon said "The Willie Brown era is fading and him with it, so there is that sense of opportunity." San Mateo County Times 12/8/03; The Oakland Tribune 12/7/03; The (Palm Springs) Desert Sun 12/7/03; Napa Valley News 12/7/03; San Diego Union-Tribune 12/7/03

The "bottom-up energy connected with the Gonzalez campaign…contrasts with the much more top-down professional and well-funded Newsom campaign," said political science professor Rich DeLeon. The New York Times 12/7/03 (free registration required); Marin Independent Journal 12/7/03

"The absentee votes are going to be very important in this (mayoral) election," said political science assistant professor Corey Cook. KPIX News 12/7/03

"There's a sense that each of these candidates will bring new ideas," said political science assistant professor Corey Cook. San Francisco Chronicle 12/6/03

Biology Professor Dennis Desjardin, "one of the West Coast's foremost mycologists," talks mushrooms. San Francisco Chronicle 12/5/03

Alumna Malou Nubla, co-host of CBS 5's "Evening Magazine," is profiled. San Jose Mercury News 12/5/03

An SFSU employee and student from the Outer Sunset discuss the San Francisco mayor's race. San Francisco Chronicle 12/5/03

Alumnus Charles Lee, an ESL instructor at DeAnza College, is profiled. San Jose Mercury News 12/4/03

Hanne Øyen Skogly, a graduate student, writes an op-ed on the Iraq conflict. News of Norway 12/4/03

The word "queer" will be slow to shed its negative connotation, says Caitlyn Ryan, director of adolescent health initiatives at SFSU. The (Durban) Daily News 1/14/0; Arizona Republic 12/9/03; Winston Salem Journal 12/4/03; Manila Bulletin 11/21/03; The Journal Times (Racine, Wisc.) 11/17/03; Kansas City Star 11/11/03; The (Northern N.J.) Record 11/10/03 (free registration required); ABC News 11/12/03; Yahoo News 11/9/03; Boston Globe 11/9/03; SF Gate 11/9/03; The (Lakeland, Fla.) Ledger 11/7/03

Criminal justice lecturer Dan Macallair's SF Chronicle op-ed on diversion programs for drug offenders is cited. San Francisco Bay Guardian 12/3/03

Did a Capitola teacher's extra credit assignment cross church/state lines? Professor of Jewish studies Marc Dollinger comments. Santa Cruz Sentinel 12/3/03

Pedestrian struck on 19th Avenue, near SFSU. KTVU News 12/2/03; KPIX News 12/2/03; KRXI News 12/2/03; SF Gate 12/2/03

Mayoral candidate Matt Gonzalez' campaigns "have always been a matter of his general political philosophy ... not trying to arouse ethnic solidarity," said political science professor Rich DeLeon. San Francisco Chronicle 12/1/03

Art professor Lewis DeSoto is among panelists who critique BMW's car designs. European Car Design December 2003


SFSU participates in holiday checkpoint on 19th Avenue. KRXI News 11/30/03; SF Gate 11/30/03

Mayoral candidate Gavin Newsom is "more protective toward the business community and they're supporting him," said political science professor Rich DeLeon. San Francisco Chronicle 11/30/03

Student Tess Uriza Holthe talks about the success of her first novel, "When the Elephants Dance," and upcoming work. Contra Costa Times 11/30/03

"I think if he stays with his old rhetoric, he risks the perception that he is not electable," said professor of speech and communication studies Joe Tuman of presidential candidate Howard Dean. Los Angeles Times 11/28/03 (free registration required); Detroit News 11/28/03

"Hidden in the middle of the Medicare bill is a time bomb set to go off on the baby-boom generation," writes assistant professor of health education Ramon Castellblanch in his regular column. Hartford Courant 11/28/03 (free registration required)

SFSU nursing interns make health and safety visits to home-bound seniors. Mountain View Voice 11/28/03

Vincent Del Rosario, a hit and run victim, is the sixth pedestrian death since 2001 on 19th Avenue between Golden Gate Park and SFSU. San Francisco Chronicle 11/27/03

Glassmakers Ken and Ingrid Hanson met as students at SFSU. Alameda Times-Star 11/27/03; San Mateo County Times 11/27/03

"Get to know some of the Bay Area's art stars of tomorrow" at the campus' Stillwell Student Art Show. San Francisco Bay Guardian 11/26/03

Incidents of unattended children left to die in hot vehicles are on the rise. San Francisco Examiner 11/26/03

"It strikes me as desperation,'' said political science professor Rich DeLeon about a reported deal between mayoral candidate Gavin Newsom and former rival Angela Alioto. San Francisco Chronicle 11/25/03

Student Amal Mongia, commenting on the fiction of Jhumpa Lahiri, says the characters lack "any sense of race, class consciousness." San Jose Mercury News 11/25/03

"Being active in hometown clubs is a very sociable experience" for Mexican immigrants, said Raza Studies associate professor Teresa Carrillo. (Chicago) Daily Herald 11/20/03

A quote by business professor Gary Selnow, concluding that retirement savings programs are a tough sell, is the inspiration for this column. St. Petersburg Times 11/24/03

When actor Jeffrey Tambor was a troubled teenager, "Salvation ultimately lay across the street from his family's home, in the theater at San Francisco State University." The New York Times 11/23/03 (free registration required)

Alum Peter Fain is the "top snowshoe racer west of the Rockies" and a nationally renowned mountain runner. San Francisco Chronicle Magazine 11/23/03

San Francisco State is among the universities on the Traditional Values Coalition's list that some say "smacks of 'scientific McCarthyism.'" San Francisco Chronicle 11/23/03

Actor and activist Peter Coyote, an alum of SFSU's creative writing program, is profiled. Stockton Record 11/21/03

The U.S. invasion of Iraq has "severed alliances built up over half a century, and is now threatening America's core relationship -- with Britain," writes international relations associate professor Sanjoy Banerjee in this commentary. New California Media 11/20/03; India Currents 11/10/03

High school senior Ha Tran, who did summer work at SFSU, is the only San Francisco student to make it to the semi-final round of the prestigious Siemens Westinghouse competition. San Francisco Chronicle 11/21/03

Alum Kate Linder, who plays "Esther Valentine" on the top-rated CBS soap opera "The Young & the Restless," to entertain troops stationed in Korea this Thanksgiving. Yahoo News 11/20/03

SF State study demonstrates fast heat gains in locked cars. Honolulu Advertiser 11/21/03

Guerrilla marketing helps mayoral candidate Matt Gonzalez energize young voters, who "are very skeptical of mass-media advertising," said marketing professor Sanjit Sengupta. San Francisco Examiner 11/19/03

Here we've been dying to get qualified applicants into nursing. Now we have all these people who want to come in, and we don't have room for them," said School of Nursing director Beatrice Yorker. San Francisco Chronicle 11/19/03; San Jose Mercury News 11/19/03

The Cinema Department has established a scholarship in memory of Gordon B. (Don) Thomas, an alumnus and filmmaker. SF Weekly 11/19/03

College of Business is in the market for downtown real estate. San Francisco Business Times 11/17/03

The Black Scholar magazine traces its roots to the 1969 student strike at SFSU. Tri-Valley Herald 11/26/03; Oakland Tribune 11/17/03; Alameda Times-Star 11/17/03

Foreign languages and literatures lecturer Fayeq Oweis is among the artists commissioned to work on San Francisco's first Arab mural. San Francisco Chronicle 11/15/03

John Zerzan, anarchist and endorser of the "Black Bloc," is an SFSU alum. WTVJ NBC 6 (South Florida) 11/14/03

A new book on California Jewish history co-edited by Marc Dollinger, chair of Jewish studies and social responsibility, is featured. San Francisco Chronicle 11/14/03

Professor of speech and communication studies Jensen Chung comments on the survival and significance of Hakka TV. Taiwan News 11/14/03

Student Cassandra Bauer, at a talk on post-war Iraq, says it is difficult to "sit with the reality ... of the amount of cultural destruction that occurred." Tri-Valley Herald 11/14/03

Christina L. Azocar, director of the Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism, comments on the ethnic media awards that the center helps judge. Sacramento Observer 11/13/03

Mike Vasey, Conservation Biology Program special projects director, comments on housing development activities in Pacifica. Pacifica Tribune 11/12/03

International students "continue to flock" to SFSU. The (Fremont) Argus 11/20/03; Alameda Times-Star 11/13/03; Oakland Tribune 11/13/03; The (Hayward) Daily Review 11/12/03

Alum Deanna Latson, a nutrition educator, addresses "The Great Health Debate." The Manchester (Tennessee) Times 11/13/03

Artist Susana Sterrell, an SFSU alum, to be guest demonstrator with Saratoga arts group. San Jose Mercury News 11/13/03

Political science professor Rich DeLeon comments on the San Francisco district attorney race. San Francisco Chronicle 11/11/03

Brenda Cochrane, associate professor of labor studies, comments on the supermarket labor dispute and the motivation of replacement laborers. Los Angeles Times 11/10/03 (free registration required)

New Palestinian education minister, Naim Abu Humous, is an SF State graduate. Fox News 11/12/03; Washington Post 11/12/03; The New York Times 11/12/03 (free registration required); Wichita Eagle 11/12/03; SF Gate 11/12/03; Atlanta Journal Constitution 11/12/03; (New Orleans)Times-Picayune 11/12/03; Kansas City Star 11/12/03; SF Gate 11/12/03; SF Gate 11/9/03; Longview (Texas) News-Journal 11/10/03; The Guardian (UK) 11/12/03

Alum Quinn Tran is profiled. San Jose Mercury News 10/10/03

Sociology lecturer Mike Rustigan, a criminologist, comments on the "Green River Killer" case. Citizen Online (Georgia) 11/10/03; Charleston Post and Courier 11/10/03; Salem (Oregon) Statesman Journal 11/10/03; ABC News 11/9/03; SF Gate 11/9/03

SFSU among "many institutions [that] still qualify as genuinely inexpensive." The New York Times 11/9/03 (free registration required)

A feature profile of "venerable Berkeley activist/attorney" Ann Fagan Ginger, lecturer in global peace studies. Berkeley Daily Planet 11/7/03

Two San Mateo Community College District board members credited with helping establish SFSU/Canada College link. San Mateo County Times 11/5/03

Former SFSU football coach Andy Reid is now head coach of the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles. Packers.com 11/5/03

Student Katrina Yeaw, at the annual conference of the Campus Antiwar Network, says that a planned international student day "...is the beginning of a prolonged student movement to end the occupation of Iraq." Socialist Worker 11/7/03

"A strong showing by Gonzalez could startle San Francisco's long-entrenched Democratic Party structure," said political science professor Rich DeLeon. Los Angeles Times 11/6/03 (free registration required)

Brian Murphy, director of SFSU's Urban Institute, comments on the vote to raise the minimum wage in the City. San Francisco Chronicle 11/6/03

"San Franciscans want it all," said political science professor Rich DeLeon of the recent election. "It's quite a political chemistry." San Jose Mercury News 11/6/03

"The electorate in San Francisco is sophisticated and active, and a lot are indeed mad as hell and ready for change," said political science professor Rich DeLeon. San Francisco Chronicle 11/6/03

"This is going to be a real debate between ideas and vision," political science professor Rich DeLeon said of the San Francisco race for mayor. San Francisco Chronicle 11/5/03

Seanchan Owen, information technology consultant and lecturer in the College of Education, comments on his election day vote. San Francisco Chronicle 11/5/03

District attorney candidate Bill Fazio cites liberal credentials from the 1960s walkouts at SFSU. San Francisco Examiner 11/3/03

Political science professor Rich DeLeon said the recent recall elected netted five percent more registered Democrats in San Francisco. San Francisco Examiner 11/3/03

Student Jose Antonio Vargas, Washington Post staff writer, talks about coming out as a gay teen. Washington Post 11/3/03

Political science professor Rich DeLeon comments on mayoral politics. Los Angeles Times 11/3/03 (free registration required)

Columnists report that "pleasure parties" are a hot new trend on campus. San Francisco Chronicle 11/3/03

Alum Bill Ferguson on the town council ballot in Hilton Head. Carolina Morning News 11/2/03

Alum Phil Garlington talks about the advantages of living in the desert. San Francisco Chronicle 11/2/03

Pat Barrett Dragan publishes "Everything You Need to Know to Teach First Grade." San Mateo County Times 11/1/03
Theater professor Camille Howard passes away. San Francisco Chronicle 11/1/03; Vallejo News 11/1/03

Alum Paul Butler and former faculty member Geoff Marcy, astronomers, win 2003 "Discover Awards" from national magazine. Discover November 2003


Student Donis Georgiou is profiled. His film "The Hidden Gift" screens Saturday in the Film Arts Festival of Independent Cinema. San Francisco Chronicle 10/31/03

"People want this to be a city of greatness, and they want a mayor who can rev the city up again," said political science professor Rich DeLeon. Salon.com 10/31/03 (free registration required)

MFA student Barbara Pulmano's first poetry collection,"Gravities of Center,'' is featured at Arkipelago book store as "a strong representation of ...young Filipino Americans." San Francisco Chronicle 10/31/03

Christina L. Azocar, director of the Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism, judges the New California Media Awards -- "the ethnic Pulitzers." India West 10/31/03

Photo exhibit by alum John Huddleston uses camera "to focus on the psychology of war." Times-Picayune 10/31/03

SFSU hosts the Journalism Association of Community Colleges' annual conference. Lodi News-Sentinel 10/31/03

"Jewitches" celebrate the season; one group had origins at SFSU. Forward 10/31/03

"Holy mackerel!" said political science professor Rich DeLeon of Seattle's impending vote on redistricting. Seattle Times 10/31/03 (free registration required)

Alum Andrew Barnett celebrates "the art of the bean" at his Santa Rosa cafe. North Bay Bohemian 10/30/03

Read criminal justice lecturer Daniel Macallair's opinion piece on district attorney Terence Hallinan's record. San Francisco Chronicle 10/30/03

Alum John Pantoleon honored with Pacifica Cultural Arts Commission's 2003 Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award. Pacifica Tribune 10/29/03

Student Julie Goodenough's wearable art to be featured in Peninsula Open Studios. San Francisco Examiner 10/29/03

Student Trond Borg scores entry to Microsoft's developer conference as student ambassador. ZDNet.com 10/29/03

Alum David White makes youth coaching a priority. Pacifica Tribune 10/29/03

"I've always wanted to be mayor. I'll love being mayor. I am the next mayor,'' said Angela Alioto at an SFSU event last week. San Francisco Chronicle 10/29/03

Journalism professor John Burks comments on a Hillsborough reporter's apparent conflict of interest. San Mateo County Times 10/29/03

Professor emeritus Eric Solomon joined in a discussion of Dashiell Hammett's "The Maltese Falcon." KQED Forum 10/27/03

SFSU holds mayoral debate today. San Francisco Examiner 10/27/03

Alum Ariege Arseguel leads Sonoma County Museum. Santa Rosa Press Democrat 10/27/03

Alum Brennen Wenck comments on Peace Corps experiences in Bolivia. Dayton Daily News 10/27/03

Read librarian David Hellmann's review of Toni Morrison's "Love." San Francisco Chronicle 10/26/03

An exhibit of alum Inez Storer's paintings at Santa Clara University's de Saisset Museum is reviewed. San Jose Mercury News 10/26/03

Marine Cpl. Sok Khak Ung, shot while on leave, was scheduled for SFSU enrollment in January. San Mateo County Times 10/28/03; San Jose Mercury News 10/28/03; San Diego Tribune 10/27/03; San Mateo County Times 10/27/03; Boston Globe 10/26/03; SF Gate 10/26/03; San Francisco Chronicle 10/23/03; San Jose Mercury News 10/22/03 (fourth item); San Francisco Chronicle 10/22/03

The Petaluma prowler has a compulsion, said criminologist Mike Rustigan, sociology lecturer. "This guy needs to do this." Santa Rosa Press Democrat 10/25/03

Assistant professor of music Hafez Modirzadeh, to perform in Oakland this weekend, brings into his jazz improvisations tones not used in the West "to broaden the palette and to continue the revolutionary potential of jazz." San Francisco Chronicle 10/24/03

Female candidates for public office face unspoken discrimination, mayoral candidate Angela Alioto told an SFSU audience. San Francisco Chronicle 10/24/03

The winter rain forecast is "a coin toss," said adjunct meteorology professor Jan Null, with an equal chance of above- or below-normal rainfall. Santa Rosa Press Democrat 10/24/03

SF Supervisor Chris Daly's actions as acting mayor could affect how people feel about politicians in general, political science professor Rich DeLeon said. San Francisco Chronicle 10/24/03

Thousands of students are now frozen out of higher education in California, including at SFSU, because of budget cuts this opinion piece claims. San Francisco Chronicle 10/24/03

Alum Heidi Scoble sheds light on Truckee’s general plan. Sierra Sun 10/24/03

Filmmaker Michael Moore endorsed Matt Gonzalez for mayor in front of a sold-out crowd at SFSU. San Francisco Examiner 10/24/03; San Francisco Examiner 10/22/03

Filmmaker Michael Moore telephones mayoral candidate from his speech platform on campus (second item). San Francisco Chronicle 10/22/03

Professor emeritus Marshall Windmiller to speak at United Nations Day commemorative on Saturday. Berkeley Daily Planet 10/21/03

Alum Todd Chretien supports UC anti-war activists through the Committee to Defend Student Civil Liberties. Berkeley Daily Planet 10/21/03

A new Habitat for Humanity home is the goal for student Joan Laquindanum and her family. San Mateo County Times 10/21/03

Cinema major Russell Smith earns Eagle Scout status. Santa Cruz Sentinel 10/21/03

Creepy classics for Halloween include Roman Polanski's "Knife in the Water"; SFSU library rumored to have a rare print. San Francisco Examiner 10/20/03

"In many ways, Shirin Ebadi's life story represents that of Iranian women of her generation and younger," writes associate professor of engineering Elahe Enssani in an opinion piece on the Nobel Peace Prize winner. San Jose Mercury News 10/20/03

"There is no question this is a watershed election for San Francisco,'' said political science professor Richard DeLeon of the mayor's race. San Jose Mercury News 10/20/03

Assistant professor of cinema Aaron Kerner curates "Collapsing Histories" exhibit at UC Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz Sentinel 10/18/03

Addressing the issue of baseball's underdogs, retired BECA professor Arthur Asa Berger says "There is inherent appeal to watching futility play out, no matter what the realm is." Washington Post 10/18/03

Alum Bill Fazio runs for San Francisco District Attorney. San Francisco Chronicle 10/18/03

A profile of Tulare County Judge Paul Vortmann, an SFSU alum. Visalia Times-Delta 10/18/03

Alum Sally Perkins named Napa County Teacher of the Year. Napa Valley Register 10/17/03

Year-to-date death toll of children locked in cars reaches 46, according to SFSU tracking study. News-Sun (Florida) 10/17/03

Establishing an SFSU branch at the College of Marin could attract more transfer students, Marin college board candidate says. Marin Independent Journal 10/17/03

College fair at SFSU tonight. San Francisco Chronicle 10/17/03

"They need a sense that this is going to be a good working relationship," political science professor Gerard Heather said of the meeting between Governor-elect Schwarzenegger and President Bush. Yahoo News 10/16/03

Alum Ginny Kingsley talks about her career as an elections official and her passion for public service. The Oregonian 10/16/03

Camille Cole Howard, professor of theatre arts, died Sunday, Oct. 12, at the age of 53. San Francisco Chronicle 10/16/03

CSUs encourage early applications by Nov. 13; SFSU will consider firm cut-off after that date. San Francisco Chronicle 10/15/03

Adjunct meteorology professor Jan Null's study of temperatures in locked cars is cited. The Honolulu Advertiser 10/15/03

The recently installed solar-electric photovoltaic (PV) system at the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies is featured. Solar Access.com 10/15/03; Electric Light and Power 10/13/03

"Even with high taxes and red tape, a lot of businesses found it very attractive to locate here,'' said political science professor Richard DeLeon concerning issues facing SF mayoral candidates. San Francisco Chronicle 10/14/03

Work by alums Shawnee and Shawnelle Gibbs, "part of the newest generation of black filmmakers," screens at Oakland Museum. Tri-Valley Herald 10/16/03; Oakland Tribune 10/14/03

Alum Galen Kalbach, florist with an artistic touch, is profiled. Topeka Capital-Journal 10/14/03

Jamal Cooks, assistant professor of secondary education, uses rap lyrics to explain such concepts as metaphor and simile. Centre Daily Times 10/14/03; Dallas Morning News 10/13/03 (free registration required)

Candidates for Marin college board cite SFSU partnership as a solution for troubled College of Marin. Marin Independent Journal 10/13/03

Vartan Gregorian's memoir is reviewed; recalls days teaching at San Francisco State. The (Armenian) Daily Star 10/13/03

Former faculty member Jack Bunzel comments on Bay Area's preference for liberal, Democratic politics. San Francisco Chronicle 10/11/03

Wetlands reserve dedicated at Romberg Tiburon Center to aid research and restoration efforts. Marin Independent Journal 10/11/03; San Jose Mercury News 10/11/03

Student David Tabari selected as Presidential Scholar. The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles 10/10/03

"We see a lot of benefit in moving closer to the business community we are trying to serve," said College of Business Dean Jerry Platt regarding plans to move the Business graduate program to downtown San Francisco. MSNBC 10/13/03; San Francisco Business Times 10/10/03

Alums Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss, performing together in the Portland band Quasi, are "highly respected in the indie-rock community." Seattle Times 10/10/03 (free registration required)

Art professor Dale Kistemaker's photos of childhood objects are on exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland. The Plain Dealer 10/10/03

Poet laureate of Sonoma County, Terry Ehret, is SFSU alum. San Francisco Chronicle 10/10/03

Richard Garbarino, a Procurement Department manager, debates in race for South San Francisco city council. San Mateo County Times 10/10/03

Columnist talks about her decision to go back to school at SFSU to pursue a teaching career. San Francisco Chronicle 10/10/03

Candidates for Marin Community College District comment on potential partnerships with SFSU. Marin Independent Journal 10/10/03

Rush Ranch in Suisun Marsh to be part of the new San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve; dedication ceremonies today. Daily Republic (Fairfield) 10/9/03

Assistant professor of political science Francis Neely responds to the question: Will California ignite a recall frenzy? Detroit News 10/8/03

Gubernatorial candidate Mike Schmier said he was impressed with the ideas and the passion at the SFSU debate among 22 candidates. San Francisco Chronicle 10/8/03

Paper corrects US News and World Report ranking error: SF State grad school alums not the most indebted in the West. San Francisco Chronicle 10/7/03

Comedian Dana Carvey, an SFSU alum, volunteers for local fund-raiser. Alameda Times-Star 10/7/03

The Rev. Jesse Jackson talks about California politics; includes reference to SF State visit. The Tavis Smiley Show (NPR) 10/6/03

Jazz great Branford Marsalis, artist in residence at SFSU, is profiled. Seattle Times 10/3/03 (free registration required)

"I'm not sure anyone is convinced to vote differently because of all this," said assistant professor of political science Corey Cook concerning revelations about candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger's past. San Mateo County Times 10/4/03

Alum Brian Rogers won the 2003 Gold Medal in the William Faulkner Creative Writing Competition, for Best Novel in Progress. Monterey Herald 10/6/03

SFSU's leadership in gay, lesbian and bisexual studies is noted. Proud Parenting.com 10/6/03

SFSU among sponsors of Serramonte Center college fair slated for Oct. 28. San Mateo County Times 10/6/03

Forensics director and Speech and Communication Studies lecturer Shawn Whalen analyzes problems with most televised political debates. Newsday 10/5/03

The late Jose Angel, an SFSU alum, is described as "the gutsiest surfer there ever was" in new "Encyclopedia of Surfing." San Francisco Chronicle 10/5/03

Alum Stephanie Scott is mentioned in a walking tour of the Balboa Theater's neighborhood, with its owner Gary Meyer (also an alum). San Francisco Chronicle 10/5/03

Alum Michael Di Giorgio among Novato city council candidates. Marin Independent Journal 10/5/03

Opponents to a Wal-Mart expansion cite a study prepared by economists at SFSU and the University of the Pacific. Redding Record-Searchlight 10/5/03

Gubernatorial candidate Bill Wyatt credits his penchant for political protest to his undergraduate days at SF State. Sacramento Bee 10/5/03

Prop. 54 has touched a nerve with students says College of Ethnic Studies dean Tomas Almaguer. San Francisco Chronicle 10/4/03

Gubernatorial candidates Cruz Bustamante and Tom McClintock "appear on paper to be different, but if you really get into their background are very much the same," said Joseph Tuman, professor of speech and communication studies. Contra Costa Times 10/4/03

Dedication of the new SF Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, headquartered at the Romberg Tiburon Center, will be next Friday. San Jose Mercury News 10/2/03; SF Gate 10/2/03

Assistant professor of art Santhi Kavuri-Bauer provides commentary on the SF MOMA show, Sex in Asia, in a segment titled "Art or porn?" KQED Pacific Time 10/2/03

Gubernatorial candidate Peter Camejo planned a stop at SFSU. San Jose Mercury News 10/2/03

Marketing professor Sanjit Sengupta comments on the "do not call" list and telemarketing's future. Contra Costa Times 10/2/03

An ethnic media study by the SFSU Public Research Institute is cited. American Journalism Review 10/2/03

Alum Kai Hutchins is the legendary "man with the saxophone" at Giants games. San Francisco Chronicle 10/1/03

Alum Helen Breger, a painter, talks about her creative process and working at the Art Gym in Berkeley. Contra Costa Times 9/28/03

Sharen Hewitt, urban curriculum fellow at SFSU's Urban Institute, comments on planned changes to San Francisco public housing. San Francisco Bay Guardian 10/1/03

An alum is profiled as an example of immigrant entrepreneurship. SF Gate 10/1/03


"This is the golden age of San Francisco baseball" says history professor Jules Tygiel. Santa Rosa Press Democrat 9/30/03

Geography professor John Westfall to address San Mateo County Astronomical Society. San Jose Mercury News 9/30/03

Journalism student Michal Lev-Ram explores anti-Semitism and a 2002 incident on campus. J. -- the Jewish news weekly of Northern California 9/26/03

Candidates for Marin Community College District trustee comment on partnership between SFSU and the College of Marin. Marin Independent Journal 9/28/03

Alum Johnny Mathis is profiled. Knoxville News-Sentinel 9/28/03

Alum Kent Nagano celebrates his 25th season as Berkeley Symphony Orchestra music director. San Francisco Chronicle 9/28/03; KQED California Report 9/26/03

At an anti-war demonstration in downtown San Francisco, SFSU-based Students Against War had an information booth. KTVU News 9/28/03; SF Gate 9/29/03

SFSU student LeiLani Dowell among the organizers of an anti-war demonstration in downtown San Francisco. San Francisco Chronicle 9/28/03

Alaska Pacific University raises in national rankings, on par with SFSU and others. Anchorage Daily News 9/28/03

SFSU’s bomb-sniffing dog aids in debunking a hoax. San Mateo County Times 9/27/03

Assistant professor of American Indian Studies Joely De La Torre defends tribal participation in politics. Indian Country 9/26/03

San Francisco school board member Eric Mar, a lecturer in Asian American studies, comments on rumors he's trying to oust superintendent Arlene Ackerman. San Francisco Chronicle 9/26/03

Reviews of the movie based on alum and former faculty Frances Mayes' book, "Under the Tuscan Sun." UPI 9/29/03; Contra Costa Times 9/26/03

Professor of speech and communication studies Joseph Tuman calls Arnold Schwarzenegger's comments about debating "disingenuous." San Jose Mercury News 9/26/03; Miami Herald 9/26/03

"He did not appear informed on the details," speech and communication studies professor Joseph Tuman said of gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger. Contra Costa Times 9/25/03

The movie adaptation of alum Frances Mayes' book, "Under the Tuscan Sun" is explored. The Washington Times 9/25/03

Teacher Robin Levy, an SFSU alum, is profiled. San Jose Mercury News 9/25/03

Marshall Windmiller, professor emeritus of international relations, provides analysis of Pres. Bush's United Nations speech on Iraq. KQED Forum 9/24/03

Gubernatorial candidate Tom McClintock has "nothing to lose and everything to gain by taking (Schwarzenegger) down," said Joseph Tuman, professor of speech and communication studies. Contra Costa Times 9/24/03

Alum Harry Parsi leads public works department for Wickenburg, Arizona. Wickenburg Sun 9/24/03

Area artist is featured in "At Work: The Art of California Labor," exhibit at SFSU. North County (Escondido) Times 9/21/03

A profile of alum Gary Meyer, a leader on the cinema scene locally and nationally. San Mateo County Times 9/22/03; Oakland Tribune 9/22/03

Jewish studies professor Marc Dollinger addresses Bellarmine University on the separation of church and state. Jewish Community Federation News 9/5/03

Alum Tom Ammiano, candidate for SF mayor, is profiled. San Francisco Chronicle 9/22/03

Read English lecturer Jennifer Arin's poem "Unified Theory," the featured work in this month's "City Reflections: War and Peace on Our Streets" project. San Francisco Chronicle 9/21/03

Art professor Mark Johnson's "At Work: The Art of California Labor" is reviewed in brief. San Diego Union-Tribune 9/21/03

BECA professor John Hewitt among aspiring and experienced filmmakers in the Marin networking group called FILM. San Francisco Chronicle 9/19/03

Alum Mitch Neuger, Portola Valley teacher, is profiled. San Jose Mercury News 9/18/03

Alum Steve Young's paintings are featured in the Village of Willamette Arts Festival. The Oregonian 9/18/03

Alum Judith Webb, who earned a degree from SFSU's gerontology program so that she could face her fears about aging, celebrates turning 60 with a 60k run. San Mateo County Times 9/17/03

Early '90s campus incident involving the Anti-Defamation League mentioned. SF Bayview 9/17/03

Alum John Popescu talks about being downsized from his applications engineering job. San Francisco Chronicle 9/17/03

According to adjunct meteorology professor Jan Null, Texas has the nation's highest number of deaths from children left in automobiles this year. The Sacramento Observer 9/16/03

Democrats stand to gain from the recall delay says professor of political science David Tabb. San Mateo County Times 9/16/03

Professor of Ethnic Studies Rafael Diaz and Gil Herdt, director of the National Sexuality Resource Center at SFSU, comment on the diversity among gay and lesbian couples in the Bay area. San Francisco Chronicle 9/15/03

Speaking on the latest campaign strategy by Gov. Gray Davis, speech and communication studies professor Joseph Tuman said, "The whole point for bringing out a popular politician like Clinton is to look good by association." Contra Costa Times 9/15/03

Vartan Gregorian remembers his time as an SFSU faculty member in this profile. Payand's Iran News 9/15/03

Alum Ariege Arseguel to take leadership of Sonoma County Museum. (Santa Rosa) Press Democrat 9/15/03

One SFSU program experienced a 40 percent drop in international students. Marin Independent Journal 9/15/03

Read creative writing lecturer Dodie Bellamy's review of "Trace Elements of Random Tea Parties." San Francisco Chronicle 9/14/03

Alum Paul Nave, ex-boxer and current securities investor, among those running for governor. San Francisco Chronicle 9/14/03

Alum Gregory O'Brien, leader of Phoenix YMCA, is profiled. The Arizona Republic 9/14/03

Political science professor Robert Smith notes that Pres. Bill Clinton's efforts against the gubernatorial recall can say to black voters, "this is another effort by the right wing to accomplish in other ways what they cannot accomplish at the ballot box." SF Gate 9/13/03; The Guardian 9/13/03

Lecture, "Reflections on 9/11: Two Years Later," among events remembering terrorist attacks. San Francisco Examiner 9/12/03

San Francisco World Music Festival runs through Sept. 18, venues include SFSU. Alameda Times-Star 9/12/03

Death toll of children left in cars now at 37, according to adjunct meteorology professor Jan Null’s tracking system.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 9/12/03

Student Wendy Pei of Chino Hills is among 25 incoming SFSU students selected this year as a Presidential Scholar. Inland Valley Daily Bulletin 9/5/03

Political science professor Robert Smith comments on African American politics and the history of black Republicans. (Vallejo) Times-Herald 9/11/03

Books relevant to 9/11 are reviewed; professor of Speech and Communication Studies Joseph Tuman’s "Communicating Terror" is called a "perceptive book [that] examines the relationship between terrorism and language." San Mateo County Times 9/11/03; Oakland Tribune 9/11/03; Alameda Times-Star 9/11/03; The (Fremont) Argus 9/11/03; The (Hayward) Daily Review 9/11/03; Tri-Valley Herald 9/11/03

Commenting on the success of a local board game maker, Charlotte Ferretti, director of the Marion Wright Edelman Institute says, "The most important thing is that they're creating a product that's enhancing the time a parent spends with a child." San Francisco Chronicle 9/10/03

Benjamin Pierce has left the San Francisco Ballet as principal to study filmmaking at SFSU. San Francisco Chronicle 9/10/03

More children dying in locked cars says adjunct professor of meteorology Jan Null. Houston Chronicle 9/15/03; Reuters 9/10/03; San Diego Union-Tribune 9/10/03

Student Heather Riggall of Vallejo receives SFSU Presidential Scholarship. (Vallejo) Times-Herald 9/10/03

Student Emily Paul, a Young Socialist, campaigns for gubernatorial candidate Joel Britton. The Militant 9/22/03

SFSU among campuses still accepting applications for January admission. Santa Cruz Sentinel 9/10/03

Alum Frances Mayes talks about the soon-to-be-released movie of her memoir "Under the Tuscan Sun." Los Angeles Times 9/7/03 (free registration required)

Fish hatchery located on Romberg Tiburon Center land helps keep salmon swimming. Marin Independent Journal 9/8/03

City experiments with more traffic circles, like those near SF State campus. San Francisco Chronicle 9/8/03; Sarasota Herald-Tribune 9/8/03

"Exceptionally strong" arts offerings at San Francisco State are featured. San Francisco Chronicle 9/7/03

Freshman Amy Plant is featured in report, "Teens lose jobs to laid off older workers." KQED California Report 9/5/03

SFSU's National Sexuality Resource Center cited as a group that studies sexuality issues. San Jose Mercury News 9/5/03

California Academy of Sciences celebrates 150th anniversary; SF State's history of co-sponsorship noted. San Francisco Chronicle 9/5/03

Art professor Lewis DeSoto is profiled. Gainesville Sun 9/4/03

"Even if you're running as the outsider, people need to visualize you in that job," professor of Speech and Communication Studies Joseph Tuman said about gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger's decision to skip the first televised debate. Los Angeles Times 9/3/03 (free registration required)

Alum Dana Carvey, actor and comedian, to headline fund-raising performance at Notre Dame de Namur University. San Francisco Examiner 9/3/03

A profile of jazz great Dave Brubeck notes his long-time association with alum Paul Desmond, alto saxophonist. Down Beat 9/1/03 (full text at newsstands)

Velia Garcia, associate professor of Raza studies, explains MEChA, the national student organization. National Public Radio Day to Day 9/2/03

Political science professor Rich DeLeon comments on the importance of hearing from foreign-born residents in making public policy. San Francisco Chronicle 9/3/03

Professor of Speech and Communication Studies Joseph Tuman comments on gubernatorial candidate Arianna Huffington's animated cartoon ad. The Press-Enterprise 9/3/03 (registration required)

Colleges trim enrollments. "We have always been an institution that encourages students to come as long as they're eligible," said Jo Volkert, AVP for enrollment planning and management. "It's hard to start saying no to people that we would really like to have come." Oakland Tribune 9/3/03; (Woodland) Daily Democrat 9/3/03; Tri-Valley Herald 9/2/03

Presidential scholars Davina and Simin Jones, fraternal twins from El Granada, are profiled. 9/2/03 Half Moon Bay Review

Pheromones work to make a person more attractive to the opposite sex says psychology professor Norma McCoy. Boston Globe 9/2/03

Alum Tim Cahill, journalist and fiction writer, is profiled. Bozeman Daily Chronicle 9/2/03

Fewer foreign students at area colleges; "The U.S. is asking for more things, and the process is taking longer," said international programs director Yenbo Wu. San Francisco Chronicle 9/1/03

Alum Jacqueline Guerrero comments on the shrinking job market in Florida. The Miami Herald 9/1/03


As CSU San Marcos unveils university apartments, it's noted that SFSU was a pioneer in privatized student apartments. "That was four years ago, and so far the experiment is working," chief of staff Don Scoble said. San Diego Union-Tribune 8/31/03

Resistance waning to same-sex marriages, a one-decade shift in attitudes, says National Sexuality Resource Center Gil Herdt, that is "equivalent to changes in public opinion that usually take a generation." Contra Costa Times 8/31/03

Now on exhibit at the Fine Arts Gallery, "At Work: The Art of California Labor." San Francisco Chronicle 8/31/03

High praise for the "ravishing new book" edited by art professor Mark Johnson, "The Art of California Labor." San Francisco Chronicle 8/30/03

Asian American studies lecturer Helen Toribio among organizers of Sangandaan 2003 Conference on Philippine-American relations. Philippines Daily News 8/30/03

"They are hoping they can attract more attention by banding together," says assistant professor of political science Corey Cook about the gubernatorial candidates who are campaigning en masse. San Mateo County Times 8/30/03

SFSU among universities adding courses aimed at baby boomers. San Francisco Business Times 8/29/03; East Bay Business Times 8/29/03 (subscription required)

Presidential scholar Christopher DeCarlo of San Pablo is noted. Contra Costa Times 8/29/03

Political science professor Robert Smith "writes the book on black politics." San Francisco Chronicle 8/29/03

Freshmen who received prestigious Presidential Scholarships at SFSU are featured. San Francisco Chronicle 8/29/03

"It [SFSU] is a place where countless interactions help people come to understand one another in profound, new ways," says Marc Dollinger in this opinion piece on campus life. Dollinger is the Richard and Rhoda Goldman chair in Jewish studies and social responsibility. The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles 8/29/03

Part of SF’s Labor Day Festival: SFSU art exhibit explores labor themes in last century of California art. San Francisco Bay View 8/28/03

Folsom residents Caroline Allen and Sachiko Tahara selected SFSU Presidential Scholars. The Folsom Telegraph 8/27/03

Alum Paul Trudelle, schoolteacher, is profiled. The Mercury News 8/28/03

Editorial calls for greater vigilance regarding children left in cars; prompted by meteorology professor Jan Null’s research. The Florida Times-Union 9/5/03; The (Racine, WI) Journal Times 8/28/03; The (Baton Rouge) Advocate 8/27/03

Merced County Superior Court Judge Betty Dawson, an SFSU alum, appointed to the California Court of Appeals, Fifth Appellate District. Metropolitan News-Enterprise 8/27/03; Merced Sun-Star 8/27/03

When immigrants hear candidates speaking with foreign accents, "it's an attractive feature to many," says Wei Ming Dariotis, assistant professor of Asian American Studies. Atlanta Journal-Constitution 8/29/03; The (Monterey County) Herald 8/28/03; The (Woodland, CA) Daily Democrat 8/28/03; Oakland Tribune 8/27/03; Daily Southtown (Chicago) 8/27/03; San Mateo County Times 8/27/03; Guardian (UK) 8/26/03; Yahoo News.com 8/26/03; The Mercury News 8/26/03

Now appearing in a musical version of "My Favorite Year" in Sonoma, a vintage Vidicon television camera from the College of Creative Arts, courtesy of technical services administrator Brian Weiner. San Francisco Chronicle 8/27/03

Student Susan Parker comments on her first experiences with graduate school at SFSU. The Daily Planet 8/26/03; Berkeley Daily Planet 9/5/03

The number of reported heat deaths of children left in automobiles is on the increase, adjunct professor of meteorology Jan Null says. The New York Times 8/26/03 (free registration required); The New York Times 8/26/03 (free registration required); Boston Globe 8/26/03; The Wichitaw Eagle 8/26/03; CNN 8/26/03; MSNBC News 8/25/03; USA Today 8/25/03; Napa News 8/26/03; KESQ News 8/25/03; Yahoo News 8/25/03

History professor Christopher Waldrep, an expert on the history of lynching in America, comments on the power of the term. SF Gate 8/26/03

University police chief Kim Wible named to statewide task force on sexual assault. Tri-Valley Herald 8/26/03

Some candidates in governor's race use opportunity to hawk goods and services; it's likely a one-time phenomenon, said Corey Cook, assistant professor of political science. San Mateo County Times 8/28/03; The Press-Enterprise 8/26/03 (free registration required)

Alum Steven Serafini recalls ways that Bobby Bonds touched his life, and the time he interviewed Willie Mays, while sports director for the SFSU radio station. Sonoma Index-Tribune 8/26/03

A former incident of anti-Semitism on campus is cited. The Cleveland Plain Dealer 8/26/03

"Small schools" gain ground in Bay Area, including a high school housed at SFSU. San Francisco Chronicle 8/25/03

Seven students from San Mateo County among SFSU's incoming Presidential Scholars. San Mateo County Times 8/25/03

March organizers in Washington seek to energize "the dream;" history student Stephen Davis was there. Wilmington (North Carolina) Journal 8/25/03

Author's research on "lateniks' done in cooperation with SFSU faculty. Alameda Times-Star 8/29/03; Sacramento Bee 8/25/03

Bay Area training grounds for sound arts, digital visual media and digital graphic design include SFSU. Alameda Times-Star 8/25/03

Alum Franklin Fung Chow recalls his participation in the historic march on Washington. The New York Times 8/24/03 (free registration required)

Members of the "Billboard Liberation Front" protect their anonymity, but have lectured at SFSU and spoken at the Commonwealth Club. San Francisco Chronicle 8/24/03

A fictional alum: the heroine of Christopher Marquis' debut novel, "A Hole in the Heart," is a graduate of SF State. Denver Post 8/24/03

SFSU among colleges working with local school districts to ensure teacher intern programs serve scheduling needs of working teachers. San Francisco Chronicle 8/24/03

U.S. News & World Report’s best colleges list ranks SFSU ranks #1 in West among tier-two schools, for graduate student indebtedness. San Francisco Chronicle 8/24/03

As many as 20 technicians helped fight the Sobig.F virus at SFSU, said Julianne Tolson, division of information technology. Oakland Tribune 8/23/03; The (Hayward) Daily Review 8/23/03; Tri-Valley Herald (Pleasanton) 8/23/03

The San Francisco World Music Festival takes place at various locations Sept. 4-18, including SFSU. San Mateo County Times 8/22/03

Dallas child left in an auto dies; "The screaming message here is that for any period of time, you don't leave a child unattended in a car," says adjunct meteorology professor Jan Null. Austin American-Statesman 8/22/03; SF Gate 8/21/03 -- Related story: SF Gate 8/21/03; Houston Chronicle 8/21/03

Retailers courting back-to-school sales; Stonestown offers special SFSU promotions. San Francisco Chronicle 8/22/03

New film by alum Arthur Dong, "Family Fundamentals," explores what happens when conservative Christians have gay children. St. Paul Asian American Press 8/21/03

Alum Gerhard Nicholson, a sculptor, printmaker and photographer, is featured. San Francisco Chronicle 8/22/03

Student Dana Marshall, an original member of the powerhouse West Bay Nuggets softball team, says she is "so proud to have helped start the Nuggets." San Francisco Examiner 8/19/03

College students in Bay Area to feel effects of state budget crisis; "We are stretched," VP for Administration and Finance Leroy Morishita says. San Francisco Chronicle 8/21/03

An SFSU study reports 36 heat-related deaths this year of children left in cars. Atlanta Journal-Constitution 8/21/03

Alum Chris Larsen is "the clout behind state's new privacy bill." San Francisco Chronicle 8/20/03

Commenting on Gov. Gray Davis' strongly worded speech on Tuesday, professor of Speech and Communication Studies Joseph Tuman says "where was this four weeks ago?" Contra Costa Times 8/20/03

Incoming creative writing student Susan Parker describes starting school again at age 51. Berkeley Daily Planet 8/19/03

A short retrospective on the liberation of Alcatraz recalls the roles of Richard Oakes and Wilma Mankiller, SFSU students at the time. San Francisco Magazine August 2003

Philosophy professor Jacob Needleman, with filmmaker Ken Burns, the late Norman Cousins and others, is featured in the PBS documentary "The Meaning of America." KQED Radio 8/16/03

Expect a backlash to the gains lesbians and gays have made this summer, says Gil Herdt, director of the National Sexuality Resource Center. Wichita Falls Times Record News 8/19/03; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 8/18/03

Political science professor Rich DeLeon says people feel alienated from and disgusted with government. San Francisco Chronicle 8/18/03

California's "officeholders with peculiar credentials" include SF State president S.I. Hayakawa who went on to the U.S. Senate. Knoxville News Sentinel 8/19/03; The Sacramento Bee 8/18/03

Alum Bob Higgins, a gallery owner in Louisville, Kentucky, is profiled. The (Louisville) Courier-Journal 8/18/03

Cruz Bustamante's comments to the SFSU graduating class in 2000 are quoted. Los Angeles Times 8/17/03 (free registration required)

San Francisco addresses rash of pedestrian deaths, including those of recent graduate Srijaya Dalton. Contra Costa Times 8/29/03; Boston Globe 8/17/03; Los Angeles Times 8/12/03 (free registration required)

Senior Assistant Librarian David Hellman reviews Sheri Holman's new book, "The Mammoth Cheese." San Francisco Chronicle 8/17/03

Vartan Gregorian's time as SFSU faculty, during antiwar demonstrations and the emergence of the Black Panther Party, were "defining moments for him." Los Angeles Times 8/17/03 (free registration required)

In the running for governor of California, alum William James Tsangares, Republican from Los Angeles. Los Angeles Times 8/15/03 (free registration required)

In the running for governor of California, alums Bob Edwards, Democrat from Hayward and Richard Goss, Republican from San Rafael. Los Angeles Times 8/10/03 (free registration required)

The first feature-length documentary by alum Bill Rose screens Aug. 20 in the San Francisco Film Arts "True Stories" series. SF Weekly 8/14/03

Alum Danny Glover serves as honorary chair of The Third International Black Panther Film Festival in New York. Al-Ahram Weekly 8/14/03

An update on the waterbed, invented by grad student Charles Hall in 1967 . International Herald Tribune 8/21/03; Naples Daily News 8/17/03; The New York Times 8/14/03 (free registration required)

Morris Lewenstein, pioneering social sciences professor, dies at 79. San Francisco Chronicle 8/14/03

Legendary labor organizer and United Farm Workers Union co-founder Dolores Huerta is "a role model, an example of what working class women can do," says associate professor of labor studies Brenda Cochrane. San Francisco Chronicle 8/14/03

Teaching jobs are difficult to find this year, credentialing student Geoffrey Rogado says. The Sacramento Bee 8/14/03

"Pathetic and sickening" says rock history professor Dean Suzuki about R&B singer Friday R. Kelly’s indiscretions. Alameda Times-Star 8/14/03

The SEVIS system is "taking so much time, but it's getting better," said international outreach services coordinator Patrice Mulholland. Axcess Business News 8/14/03

History professor Christopher Waldrep comments on unusual lynching charges in Virginia. The Guardian 8/14/03; Kansas City Star 8/13/03; ABC News 8/13/03; The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 8/13/03; SF Gate 8/13/03

Alum Frances Mayes talks about new projects and the upcoming release of the movie based on her best-seller, "Under the Tuscan Sun." The (Sarasota, Fla.) Ledger 9/12/03; CNN 8/20/03; CJAD Radio 8/17/03; Atlanta Journal-Constitution 8/14/03; Ottawa Citizen 8/12/03

Professor of Speech and Communication Studies Joseph Tuman discussed state politics and his recent book, "Communicating Terror: The Rhetorical Dimensions of Terrorism." KQED Forum 8/12/03

Commenting on the gubernatorial ballot, professor of Speech and Communication Studies Joseph Tuman said "The bigger and the more dense the list is, the less inclined voters are going to be to search through." Contra Costa Times 8/12/03; Centre Daily 8/11/03

Two SFSU grads -- Bob Edwards and Richard Gosse -- among those running for governor. Los Angeles Times 8/11/03 (free registration required)

New student Janelle McCulloch of Burbank receives scholarship from Glendale Area Alumnae Panhellenic. Burbank Leader 8/9/03 (free registration required)

Student Arvind Gupta's national award for industrial design is mentioned. India West 8/14/03; San Francisco Observer 8/5/03

Among those running for governor of California, alum Bob Lynn Edwards -- a Fremont divorce lawyer who lives in Hayward. The Argus 8/11/03

The Chinese government's practice of "funeral reform" can get overzealous, says Marlon K. Hom, professor and chair of Asian-American Studies. The New York Times 8/10/03 (free registration required); The Seattle Times 8/10/03

Philanthropist Richard Goldman cites gift to SFSU to establish Jewish studies program as an example of gift that made a big difference. San Francisco Chronicle 8/10/03

Alum Randall Metz uses puppetry to education children. Tri-Valley Herald 8/10/03

Alum Jessica Tovar participates in eco-festival aimed at youth. Utica Observer Dispatch 8/10/03

"Taiwanese Night," an evening of seminars, lectures, discussions and classical music held at SFSU in association with Taiwanese American Summer Conference. San Jose Mercury News 8/9/03

Criminology professor emeritus John Irwin among a growing trend of "professors with a past" who are profiled. The New York Times 8/8/03 (free registration required)

U.S. Department of Commerce honors alum Mary Shulenberger, president-CEO of Brisbane-based Parle Enterprises. San Mateo County Times 8/8/03

Alum Frank Zwolinksi, founder of the Summer Repertory Theatre at Santa Rosa Junior College, is profiled. San Francisco Chronicle 8/8/03

Alum Maria Caldwell opens a unique furniture shop in Mountain View. San Jose Mercury News 8/8/03

Business Professor Gary Selnow reports on the paradox that is higher education in Iraq. The Chronicle of Higher Education 8/8/03

Participant in SFSU’s summer journalism program for high school students "shines in newsroom" as Oakland Tribune-Alameda Times-Star intern. Oakland Tribune 8/7/03

English department lecturer Svain Arber gets a mention in Bruce Bellingham’s column. San Francisco Examiner 8/7/03

Former faculty member Zorica Pantic-Tanner, dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio, is among thousands of former Californians who have migrated to Texas. San Antonio Express-News 8/7/03

Alum K. Gabai introduces a new film festival, the San Francisco World Film Festival and Marketplace. SF Weekly 8/6/03

CSU campuses to limit new spring students; SF State to offer at least the same number of courses this spring as last. San Jose Mercury News 8/6/03

Alum Christian Maychack's sculpture show in Oakland is reviewed. East Bay Express 8/6/03

Art critic Kenneth Baker talks with alum Christian Maychack about his sculpture, featured in an Oakland show. San Francisco Chronicle 8/6/03

Alum Philip Szeto, an "electronic entrepreneur" who runs Alameda's Megabyte Internet café, is profiled. Oakland Tribune 8/6/03

State budget constraints force SF State to tighten spring enrollment requirements, says Jo Volkert, associate vice president for enrollment planning and management. The (Hayward) Daily Review 8/6/03; Oakland Tribune 8/5/03

Special education professor Sandra Rosen gives workshop for caregivers of children with vision impairment and multiple disabilities. The Macleay (New South Wales) Argus 8/5/03

Economists from SF State study the financial benefits of cleaning up Waukegan Harbor in Illinois. Chicago Sun-Times 8/5/03

Injuries related to housecleaning are easy to avoid, says Marialice Kern, associate professor of kinesiology. Ergonomics Today 8/13/03; The (Louisville) Courier-Journal 8/5/03

Brett Smith is named director, Undergraduate Advising Center at SF State. San Mateo County Times 8/5/03

Journalism alum David Chircop to join Merced Sun-Star on the newspaper's city of Merced beat. Merced Sun-Star 8/5/03

Alum Alex Gong, a Thai-style kickboxer and training gym operator, is fatally shot in San Francisco. San Jose Mercury News 8/5/03; San Francisco Chronicle 8/5/03; San Francisco Examiner 8/5/03; Concord (New Hampshire) Monitor 8/5/03; San Francisco Chronicle 8/2/03; San Francisco Chronicle 8/3/03

Alum Kelly Chessen, carves out new crisis counseling profession dealing with data crashes and technology disasters. Daily Herald 8/3/03

Carel Bertram, assistant professor of Humanities, is among the growing number of people who have improved their understanding of genealogy through DNA testing. The Sacramento Bee 8/3/03

Vartan Gregorian, former faculty member, is interviewed about his new autobiography, "The Road to Home." National Public Radio Weekend Edition 8/3/03

In a review of Phyllis Chesler's new book, "The New Anti-Semitism," an incident at SF State is cited. Washington Post 8/3/03

A new fictional character in "Final Verdict" by Sheldon Siegel is SF State "alum." San Jose Mercury News 8/03/03

Alum Helen Karr, who earned her law license at age 64, works to fight financial exploitation of the elderly. Los Angeles Times 8/1/03 (free registration required)

Caitlin Ryan, director of the Adolescent Health Initiative at the Cesar Chavez Institute,discussed the challenges facing gay and lesbian high school students. KQED Forum 8/1/03

It's a good time for political satire in the U.S., theater arts Professor Joel Schechter says. San Francisco Chronicle 8/1/03

San Francisco anti-speeding campaign is launched near the spot where alum Srijaya Dalton was struck and killed by a hit and run driver. San Francisco Chronicle 8/1/03

Valerie Rabino Villarta, 2003 Hood Recipient for the College of Ethnic Studies, is recognized. San Francisco Chronicle 8/1/03


The Bay Area's recent thunderstorms are following an unusual pattern, says meteorology professor John Monteverdi. Tri-Valley Herald 7/31/03

Jay Ward, coordinator of international student services, says his office is focused on getting ready to meet SEVIS requirements in August. San Francisco Chronicle 7/31/03

UC to close its San Francisco campus, once home to SF State College. The (Berkeley) Daily Californian 8/5/03; San Francisco Chronicle 7/31/03; San Jose Mercury News 7/31/03

Political science professor Robert Smith comments on the military death toll in Iraq. The (Port Huron) Times Herald 7/31/03

Alum Bob Robe is inducted into the Skyline College Athlete Hall of Fame. Pacifica Tribune 7/30/03

Alum Maya Ziglar, police Lieutenant in Marco Island, Florida, is profiled. Marco Island Sun Times 7/31/03

Former lecturer John Stuart shares travel adventures with students, seniors. The Almanac 7/30/03

The UK welcomes "one of the top bands in America," featuring music professor Dee Spencer, for "a magnificent feast of jazz." Bristol Evening Post 7/29/03

Student Yael Braha wins national filmmaker competition. Indie Wire 8/1/03; Cinematographer.com 7/29/03

Students talk about impact of fee hikes. San Francisco Chronicle 7/29/03

An SFSU study documenting the high temperatures of closed automobile interiors is cited. Savannah Morning News 7/29/03

Student Juslyn Manalo participates in Union Square rally to honor Filipino-American veterans and press for veterans benefits. San Mateo County Times 7/28/03

Conservation biology student Quinn McFrederick leads a study of local bumblebees aimed at understanding and halting their decline. San Francisco Chronicle 7/28/03

Assistant professor of music Hafez Modirzadeh, who celebrates the release of his album "Dandelion" tonight at Yoshi's, is profiled. San Jose Mercury News 7/28/03

Alum Bill Thomas, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, is profiled. Sacramento Bee 7/27/03

Alum Bill Thomas, "a rep with a rep." Washington Post 7/27/03

Democrats will use the Iraq war as a wedge issue in the upcoming presidential election, speech and communications studies professor Joseph Tuman says. Contra Costa Times 7/26/03

A vigil is held marking the unsolved 1997 slaying of Sally Ann Johnson, an SFSU student. San Jose Mercury News 7/26/03

Republicans have nothing to lose with recall effort, political science professor David Tabb says. SF Gate 7/25/03; Benicia News 7/25/03

UC students sue to block fee increases; recent SFSU graduate Bruce Wolfe says he is researching whether CSU students have grounds for a similar suit. Alameda Times-Star 7/25/03

GEMS flute choir, whose members include SFSU students, to give free concerts. San Francisco Chronicle 7/25/03

How does "Seabiscuit" stack up against classic films about horses? Joseph McBride, assistant professor of cinema, comments. San Jose Mercury News 7/24/03

Joseph Tuman, professor of speech and communication studies, discusses the potential recall of Gov. Gray Davis. KTVU News 7/23/03

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, involvement by SFSU faculty is noted. KQED Forum 7/23/03

Some extremist groups trying to discredit sexuality education, Gil Herdt, director of the National Sexuality Resource Center at SFSU says. Christian Science Monitor 7/22/03

Analyzing the financial crash in Silicon Valley, some resent the technology industry for fueling stock market mania, BECA professor Arthur Asa Berger says. San Jose Mercury News 7/21/03

"One of jazz's most widely respected drummers," music lecturer Akira Tana, is profiled. San Jose Mercury News 7/18/03

Political science professor Rich DeLeon comments on Sen. Dianne Feinstein's battle against a 1983 recall effort. Contra Costa Times 7/22/03; San Jose Mercury News 7/21/03

Alumnus Dan Hicks, on tour in the UK, stops for an in-depth interview. Birmingham Post & Mail 7/21/03

Alumnus Cydonie Fukami has a burgeoning career as a gaijin actor in Japan. Stars & Stripes 7/21/03

The film Western turns 100 this year, and it's still "Hollywood's greatest tradition of popular cinema," says cinema professor Jim Kitses. The (Colorado Springs) Gazette 7/20/03 (subscription required)

Alumnus Jimmy Cheng among owners of new Union City restaurant, Banyan Garden. San Jose Mercury News 7/20/03

A profile of California Senate President Pro Tem John Burton notes that his friendship with Mayor Willie Brown was forged while both were SFSU students. Sacramento Bee 7/20/03

Geography professor Max Kirkeberg makes predictions on the future of San Francisco's Bayview neighborhood. San Francisco Chronicle 7/20/03

Cinema alum Samm Styles will be shooting the independent film "Black August" in the East Bay next month. San Francisco Chronicle 7/20/03

Student Jenny Joseph comments on how her economic picture has changed since 2001, in the newspaper’s “Two Cents” survey. San Francisco Chronicle 7/20/03

Miss Latina USA 2003 has her sights set on SF State. Tri-Valley Herald 7/19/03

Alumnus Jordan Winer directs a new translation of Moliere's "Tartuffe.” Merrimack River Current 7/17/03

Financial aid may help some -- but not all -- students with fee increases, AVP Jo Volkert says. Benicia News 7/18/03

UC and CSU raise student fees. San Francisco Chronicle 7/18/03

Newspaper corrects July 8 story about the CSU alcohol policy which misstated the types of drinks served at the SFSU pub. San Francisco Chronicle 7/18/03

Alum Andy Ruiz caps 31-year career leading recreation and athletics at Skyline College. San Mateo County Times 7/18/03

One of LA’s hottest new restaurants has a Gator connection -- founder Neal Fraser studied briefly at SFSU. Los Angeles Times 7/17/03 (free registration required)

SFSU boat engine stolen. KRON4 7/17/03 (video)

Students Panna Sharma and Monica Airo comment on CSU fee increases. Benicia News 7/16/0

U.S. Youth Games will include Newark, NJ contingent housed in SFSU dorms. Newark Star-Ledger 7/16/03

Alumnus Randal Metz, founder of the Puppet Company, entertains Pleasanton children. Alameda Times-Star 7/17/03

Business professors are honored with new award. San Mateo County Times 7/21/03; Oakland Tribune 7/16/03

Alumnus Wendy Gold brings art to bathroom decor. San Francisco Chronicle 7/16/03

War-torn Iraq gets better health information and resources, thanks to business professor Gary Selnow. The Daily Review (Hayward) 7/15/03; The Argus (Fremont) 7/14/03; San Mateo County Times 7/14/03

Meteorology student Austin Cross is an Oakland A’s "Hammer Kid." SF Gate 7/15/03; San Francisco Chronicle 8/1/03

A film about Filipino life, shot by Dillon Delvo for his SFSU thesis project, premiered in Stockton.
Stockton Record 7/12/0

Student Joseph Goyhenetche is participating in a 63-day cross country ride to raise money for children with disabilities. Fort Morgan (Colorado) Times 7/14/03

Joe Wright muses on the small talk unique to different settings, including SFSU where he attended classes. All Things Considered, National Public Radio 7/14/03

Alum Ben Fong-Torres remembers cabaret singer Larry Ching, and the CD they produced at SFSU studios. KQED California Report Magazine 7/11/03

Romberg Tiburon Center gives another boost to the environment and sustainability, with installation of solar power panels. Marin Independent Journal 7/14/03

Political science professor Rich DeLeon analyzes the crowded field of contenders for SF mayor’s race. San Francisco Chronicle 7/14/03

Wildlife is moving back in to the Bay Area -- an important reminder of the intricate natural web humans rely on, says biology professor and chair John Hafernik. San Francisco Chronicle 7/13/03

Senior Lianne Milton, photojournalism intern, is one who adds “diverse views to news coverage” in Maine. Portland Press Herald 7/13/03

Resumes go unread in current hiring environment, management professor John Sullivan says. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 7/12/03

Unemployed can use downtime to learn new skills at SFSU College of Extended Learning and others. SF Gate 7/11/03

Political science professor Gerard Heather comments on the effort to recall Governor Gray Davis. The Financial Times 7/11/03 (subscription required)

Jazz saxophonist Dave Ellis tips his hat to assistant professor of music Hafez Modirzadeh. San Francisco Chronicle 7/11/03

New-style treasure hunts using GPS systems are catching on with Bay Area people like student Emily Goodman. San Francisco Chronicle 7/11/03

Erik Peper, director of the Institute for Holistic Healing Studies, reveals techniques computer users can use to reduce repetitive stress injuries. Science Daily 7/14/03; South African Broadcasting Corporation 7/10/03

Gavin Newsom isn't the inevitable next mayor of San Francisco, political science professor Rich DeLeon says. San Francisco Bay Guardian 7/9/03

Aspiring pop singer Natalise Chow is off to a good start comments music and recording industry lecturer C. Michael Brae. SF Weekly 7/9/03

Stand-up comic Rex Navarrete, an SFSU alum, is interviewed. ABS CBN News 7/9/03

Alcohol-related deaths down at CSU campuses. San Francisco Chronicle 7/8/03

Kim Shuck, professor of American Indian studies, comments on Yurok tribe member Lucy Thompson’s autobiography. San Francisco Chronicle 7/8/03

History professor Jules Tygiel reveals a trend in Barry Bonds’ homers. Evansville (Indiana) Courier & Press 7/13/03; San Francisco Chronicle 7/4/03

Alum Merle Ellis talks about his career as one of America’s first celebrity cooks. Santa Rosa Press Democrat 7/4/03

Florida wrestling camp features alum Keith Spataro, who was a four-time college All-American as a Gator. St. Petersburg Times 7/6/03

Gil Herdt, director of the National Sexuality Resource Center at SFSU, comments on changing attitudes toward gay marriage. Data Lounge 7/7/03; Christian Science Monitor 7/7/03

Cinema Assistant Professor Joseph McBride comments on movie box office figures. NPR Morning Edition 7/4/03

West Wave Dance Festival kicks off at SFSU. San Francisco Chronicle 7/6/03

Student Rashed Abualia uses dance to portray life in Palestinian refugee camps. Oakland Tribune 7/6/03

Radio personality Sterling James, an SFSU alum, is profiled. Contra Costa Times 7/6/03

Student Shadi Yousefian and her "Picasso-esque tableaus that are strangely arresting" are profiled. San Francisco Chronicle 7/4/03

Design and Industry students win national Industrial Design Excellence Awards. BusinessWeek 7/7/03

Stanford holds tribute event in honor of Latin jazz legend Cal Tjader, an SFSU alumnus. San Jose Mercury News 7/2/03

Robin Gajdusek, professor emeritus of English language and literature, dies. San Francisco Chronicle 7/3/03

West Wave Dance festival premieres on campus. San Francisco Bay View 7/2/03

Alumnus named pastor of San Francisco church. San Francisco Bay View 7/2/03

Alumna remembered for her community involvement. San Francisco Bay View 7/2/03

Roger Woodward, School of Music and Dance director, holds master classes while visiting Australia. Narromine News 7/2/03

Former sociology professor's role as co-founder of City Lights bookstore is described. Mother Jones 7/1/03

Vice President Leroy Morishita explains how CSU campuses may be hurt by the state budget delay. San Francisco Chronicle 7/1/03

California's public universities, including SFSU, dominate the top 10 of Black Issues in Higher Education’s rankings, which are based on the number of bachelor's degrees conferred to minorities. San Francisco Examiner 7/2/03; Oakland Tribune 6/30/03; San Mateo County Times 6/28/03

Discontinued SamTrans bus route affects SFSU students. San Mateo County Times 7/2/03

Alumnus takes part in medical mission to the Philippines. San Ramon Valley Times 7/2/03

Grad student hired as newspaper photographer. The Union 7/2/03

John Sullivan, professor of human resource management, emphasizes the importance of managers motivating employees. Fast Company 7/1/03


Ben Fong-Torres, 2003 SFSU Alumnus of the Year, writes about album he produced by legendary Chinese-American singer. San Francisco Chronicle Magazine 6/29/03

Incoming graduate student named 'Gay Pride Idol.' San Francisco Chronicle 6/29/03

Alumnus Stephen Lincoln is one of People Magazine's 25 hottest bachelors. People 6/30/03

Student discusses threat of being sued for downloading music from the Internet. National Public Radio Weekend Edition 6/29/03

Alumnus artists paints for charity. Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 6/30/03

Beloved Sonoma County teacher dies at 78. Press-Democrat 6/28/03

San Diego State names scholarship after nursing professor who graduated from SFSU. SDSUniverse 6/30/03

Alumnus creates new major at UC Davis that bridges arts, humanities, science and technology. San Jose Mercury News 7/7/03; California Aggie 6/30/03

Student meets Hillary Rodham Clinton at San Francisco book signing. San Francisco Chronicle 6/29/03

Adjunct professor Jan Null’s study of unsafe temperatures inside automobiles is cited in this story on a child who died of heatstroke. Austin American-Statesman 6/26/03

Business professor Gary Selnow to provide computer training to Iraqi medical students. U.S. Department of State 6/26/03

Incoming student Jesse White is one of the top 300 blind students in North America to participate in the third annual National Braille Challenge Invitational in Los Angeles. Inside Ventura County 6/27/03

Award-winning poet Peter Harris-Kunz, graduate of SFSU’s creative writing program, passes away. Point Reyes Light 6/26/03

Theater alum Donald Currie releases the second CD in his spoken-word collection on his life, "Sex and Mayhem." San Francisco Chronicle 6/27/03

Enrollment mix-up cleared for Thai student. San Francisco Chronicle 6/26/03

Alum Bill Thomas, congressman from Bakersfield and chair of the House Ways & Means Committee, is called the President's "secret weapon in the house." BusinessWeek 6/23/03 (requires subscription)

Alumnus Danny Glover to chair International Black Panther Film Festival. Screen Daily 6/25/03

Lecturer Paul Dickey critiques Danville's growth-management program. Tri-Valley Herald 6/24/03

Alumnus Diane Sher Lutovich describes her writing process. The Daily Tribune 6/24/03

Graduate student Chris Baltz is one of four to march across California, calling attention to literacy issues. Modesto Bee 7/16/03; The California Aggie 6/23/03

A report by Economics professor and chair Philip King is cited in this opinion piece on the San Francisco budget. San Francisco Business Times 6/20/03

Alum Jack Swenson publishes his fiction by print-on-demand. The Argus 6/14/03

Joseph McBride, assistant professor of cinema, a former Variety reporter, comments on reporting of opening weekend grosses. Los Angeles Times 6/21/03 (free registration required)

Alumnus Robert Miller is quoted in this retrospective on affirmative action, focused on the class of 1982. Newsweek 6/30/03

Profile of artist Mark Vinsel, an SFSU alum. Juneau Empire 6/23/03

Cinema student Michael Wilson is interviewed. Kodak Campus Beat 5/16/03

Guilty plea in molestation case. Modesto Bee 6/21/03

Former faculty John Bunzel comments on religion and terrorism. San Francisco Chronicle 6/22/03

Professor Ruth Love, Black Studies, to attend D.C. summit on African American Leadership. Alameda Times Star 6/20/03

Alumnus Jesse Acosta signs a free-agent contract with the Oakland Athletics. Oakland Tribune 6/20/03; Fresno Bee 6/20/03

Mother/son graduates Annette and Brian Daniels are featured. San Mateo County Times 6/20/03

Former grants administrator surrenders to police. San Francisco Chronicle 6/20/03; KGO News 6/20/03

Roger Woodward, internationally acclaimed pianist and director, SFSU school of music and dance, is profiled. Narromine News 7/2/03; The Sunday Mail 6/8/03

Student Health Services director Dr. Myra Lappin passes away. San Francisco Chronicle 6/19/03

Gallery exhibit in San Jose features art professor David Kuraoka. San Jose Mercury News 6/18/03

Former SFSU player heads up Warriors' basketball camp for kids. Los Altos Town Crier 6/18/03

Shakespeare group traces its roots to SFSU student days for alum Greg Dunlap. Contra Costa Times 6/19/03

Business alum Mimi Brown launches gathering spot that sells flowers along with baked goods and lunch fare. San Jose Mercury News 6/13/03

History student Christina Teresa is part of growing "fan fiction" trend. See "Harry Potter and the copyright lawyer" in Washington Post 6/18/03; MSNBC.com 6/18/03; TechNews.com 6/18/03

Analysis by Frank Cipriano, Conservation Genetics Laboratory director, reveals that some pet food sold in Japan contains whale and dolphin meat. Environment News Service 6/26/03; Terra Wire 6/18/03; Related story at Yahoo.com News 6/11/03.

Motivating employees is about more than money, professor of management John Sullivan says. Fast Company 6/18/03 (July 2003 issue)

Criminology professor Mike Rustigan comments on Bay Area's increase in violent crime. San Francisco Chronicle 6/18/03

Community group questions campus policies. San Francisco Bay Guardian 6/18/03

Viola player from Wisconsin wins annual Irving M. Klein International String Competition held at SFSU. San Francisco Chronicle 6/17/03

Malonga Casquelourd, Congolese dancer, is mourned. The Argus 6/16/03; Oakland Tribune 6/17/03; San Jose Mercury News 6/18/03

Congolese dancer, teacher of African studies, dies in auto accident. San Francisco Chronicle 6/16/03

Business professor Gary Selnow setting up Iraq network. San Francisco Chronicle 6/15/03

Student Martin Spilka selected as one of DeAnza College's top 10. la Voz 6/15/03

Alum recalls "Captain Satellite" in letter to editor. San Francisco Chronicle 6/15/03

SFSU alum Michelle Sabol, jewelry maker, creates "art to wear." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 6/15/03

Fee increases mean balancing work and school, former SFSU student says. Fresno Bee 6/14/03

San Francisco's December runoff vote discriminated against communities of color says Rich DeLeon, political science professor. San Francisco Chronicle 6/13/03

Ariana Schoellhorn, "a top graduate" of the College of Health and Human Services, is profiled. San Francisco Chronicle 6/13/03

Actor Peter Coyote comments on choosing SFSU for grad school, in a feature on City Lights Bookstore's anniversary. San Francisco Chronicle 6/11/03

College of Marin president resigns; had been praised for forming agreement between SFSU and Indian Valley campus. Marin Independent Journal 6/11/03

An interview with outgoing Oakland school superintendent Dennis Chaconas, an SFSU alum. The New York Times 6/8/03 (free registration required)

Former education Professor Violet Robinson is honored with the SFSU Alumni Association's first-ever Emeriti Faculty Award. San Mateo County Times 6/9/03

Alumna Sirena Irwin achieves "SpongeBob SquarePants" fame. Daily Hampshire Gazette 6/6/03

Romberg Tiburon Center scientist Bill Cochlan and others search the Pacific Ocean for cause of nerve toxin that harms marine life. Marin Independent Journal 6/6/03

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