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SF State in the News 2004

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

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Geography Professor Max Kirkeberg comments on the survival of a German Lutheran church in San Francisco.
San Francisco Chronicle

Alum Adrianne Serna starts her own record label, Poor Girl Records.
Toledo Blade

SFSU's National Sexuality Resource Center is cited as one of several area organizations that address issues of sex and sexuality.
San Francisco Chronicle

Read this opinion piece on the future of Iran's youth, by Elahe Enssani, associate professor of engineering.
San Francisco Chronicle

Student Jennifer Grass comments on post-holiday bargain shopping.
Santa Cruz Sentinel

A growing number of students want to attend SFSU, where applications are up 22 percent.
12/28/04; KFMB-TV 12/28/04; San Jose Mercury News 12/27/04 (free registration required); KTVU-TV 12/27/04; San Francisco Chronicle 1/4/05

Alum David Inocencio is co-founder of Beat Within, a San Francisco literary journal written by young people in prison.
San Francisco Chronicle

Steve Dickison, Poetry Center executive director, comments on California's search for poet laureate.
Christian Science Monitor

Student Marissa Matias volunteers to hand out meals on Christmas day.
San Francisco Chronicle

Professor Emeritus Arthur Asa Berger comments on the appeal of the television show, "Desperate Housewives." San Jose Mercury News 12/24/04 (free registration required)

SFSU receives $1 million from the Bernard Osher Foundation, for Presidential Scholarship program.
San Francisco Examiner
12/23/04; San Mateo County Times 12/23/04; Oakland Tribune 12/23/04

SFSU is among universities to assist Trinidad in improving police services.
Trinidad and Tobago Express

Professor Emeritus Marshall Windmiller examines the current situation in Iraq.
KQED Forum

Alum Sarah Eberhardt appointed a planning commissioner in Beaumont. San Bernardino County Sun 12/22/04

Film student casts Mayor Gavin Newsom in his film "It's All in a Night's Work." SF Weekly 12/22/04

Alum Dan Martin, who runs the video operations department for the San Francisco Giants, is "the member of the Giants' staff that the players clamor to see." Lowell (Mass.) Sun 12/22/04

Jazz students to entertain shoppers in Contra Costa county. Contra Costa Times 12/21/04

Alum Jim Wunderman is president and CEO of the Bay Area Council, an employer group that seeks to shape public policy and improve the region's quality of life. San Francisco Examiner 12/20/04

An SFSU study of ranked-choice voting in San Francisco is cited in this letter to the editor: "Holiday from runoffs." San Francisco Examiner 12/20/04

Alum Laurel Hallman talks about the life and times of her 95-year-old mother. Modesto Bee 12/20/04

Read this op ed on how Ukrainian elections suggest a path for democratic elections in Iraq, by Professor of Speech and Communication Studies Joe Tuman. San Francisco Chronicle 12/19/04

Read this column by student Michal Lev-Ram. J. 12/17/04

Student Ulla de Lerios, a weaver, talks about her art. Palo Alto Weekly 12/17/04

Alum Randy Hayes, founder of Rainforest Action Network, is featured. San Francisco Chronicle 12/17/04

Three SFSU faculty and a research associate are awarded Fulbright Scholarships. San Francisco Chronicle 12/17/04

Alum Edwin Roodhouse, an Army specialist serving in Iraq, was killed Dec. 5. Mercury News 12/16/04 (free registration required)

Alum Robert P. Deegan picked as new superintendent and president of Palomar College. San Diego Union-Tribune 12/15/04 (free registration required)

Alum Ronald Gallagher named president of St. Mary's College in Moraga. San Francisco Chronicle 12/15/04

Political Science Professor Robert C. Smith discusses the future of the NAACP. KQED Forum 12/14/04

An exit poll by the SFSU Public Research Institute "provided more good news for backers of the ranked-choice voting system" used in San Francisco last month. San Francisco Chronicle 12/16/04; San Francisco Examiner 12/14/04

Student Susan Parker talks about finding a skill to discuss in a creative writing class. Berkeley Daily Planet 12/14/04

John Burks, professor and chair of journalism, comments on a magazine start-up, "Maryland Life." Baltimore Sun 12/14/04

Alum Kevin Anderson is named athletic director of U.S. Military Academy. The Journal News (New York) 12/14/04;
Corvallis Gazette-Times 12/13/04

Graduate student Kathy Middleton authors a book on "W. Otto Emerson: Hayward's Artist and Naturalist." The (Hayward) Daily Review 12/14/04

Student Damitrea Walker receives a scholarship from Mrs. Ruth Dewson, of hat shop fame. San Francisco Examiner 12/13/04

Alum Noemi Luna is installed as San Francisco's first Latina postmaster. San Francisco Examiner 12/13/04

SFSU is still accepting undergraduate applications for fall 2005. San Francisco Business Times 12/13/04

Alum Danny Ortega, owner of Marquard's Smoke Shop, plans to close the store, long "a fixture for downtown." San Francisco Chronicle 12/13/04

Political Science Professor Robert C. Smith comments on the future of the NAACP. New York Newsday 12/12/04

Fred Astren says Fallujah may have ancient Jewish ties. J. 12/10/04

Student Victoria Gamburg wins filmmaking awards. J. 12/10/04

Samuel Fuller was "not the usual Hollywood director,” says Cinema Professor Jim Kitses. Berkeley Daily Planet 12/10/04

Lecturer Beverly Kees dies in auto accident. San Francisco Chronicle 12/11/04; KGO-TV 12/10/04; San Jose Mercury News 12/12/04 (free registration required); SF Bay Guardian 12/15/04

Winners of the Berry and Vera Lee Clanton Endowed Scholarship are recognized for reaching their academic goals despite personal or financial hardship. San Francisco Chronicle 12/10/04

Work by Dean Kenyon, professor emeritus of biology, supports the theory of "intelligent" design in living systems. San Francisco Chronicle 12/10/04

Students Sarbi and Jasleen Anand, "are struggling to rebuild their lives," following suspected arson on their family home. San Francisco Chronicle 12/10/04

The founder of Mill Valley's Planet, a project-based after school program, says the idea has roots in a 1980's research project launched with a friend studying education at SFSU. San Francisco Chronicle 12/10/04

Read this opinion piece by Jewish Studies Professors Fred Astren and Marc Dollinger on "respectful, spontaneous Mideast dialogue at SFSU." J. 12/9/04

Nursing students in SFSU's satellite nursing program with Cañada College, Sequoia Hospital and the Sequoia Healthcare District toured their "new 2,000-square-foot state-of-the art laboratory." San Francisco Examiner 12/9/04

An exhibit on the ritual arts of Haiti, in the Cesar Chavez Student Center Art Gallery through Dec. 16, is featured. San Francisco Bay View 12/8/04

Read this profile of graduate student Vincent Laus. Vallejo Times-Herald 12/5/04

Professor of Asian American Studies Jeffrey Paul Chan's novel "Eat Everything Before You Die: A Chinaman in the Counterculture" is featured. Sacramento Bee 12/9/04

Vijay Mehrotra, assistant professor of decision sciences, comments about his annual holiday letter in a piece on "reality holiday letters." SF Gate 12/9/04; Pioneer Press 12/21/04

Pamela Swan comments on taking BART to SFSU. San Francisco Chronicle 12/9/04

Student employees at CSUs, including potentially SFSU, plan a strike today. Alameda Times-Star 12/9/04

"Mammoth show" celebrates 50th anniversary of SFSU Poetry Center. San Francisco Bay Guardian 12/8/04

SFSU among institutions studying the Juan de Fuca eddy, the largest and most lethal bloom of toxic algae reported by ocean scientists. Tacoma News Tribune 12/8/04

Student Michael Weber, arrested at an antiwar protest last month; is among those challenging a new law requiring DNA samples from felony arrestees. KTVU-TV 12/7/04; Tri-Valley Herald 12/8/04

Political Science Professor Rich DeLeon says recent polling and votes that show a citywide consensus on many progressive social issues. San Francisco Examiner 12/7/04

Alum Robert Deegan under consideration as new president of Palomar College. North County Times 12/6/04

Commenting on the future of the NAACP, Political Science Professor Robert C. Smith says, "The health of the organization is defined by the strength of its grass roots." Baltimore Sun 12/5/04

Alum John Burton, "forced by term limits last Tuesday to leave his post as the second most powerful politician in California," is profiled. San Diego Union-Tribune 12/5/04 (free registration required)

Alum Harriet Egertson receives national Early Childhood Educational Leadership Award. North County Times 12/5/04

History Professor Jules Tygiel comments on revelations that Giants slugger Barry Bonds used steroids. San Jose Mercury News 12/4/04 (free registration required)

"Soul great" Booker T. Jones was introduced to new recording technologies at a College of Extended Learning class. San Francisco Chronicle 12/2/04

Student Kathleen Fallon, a teacher at Vargas Elementary in Sunnyvale, is profiled. San Jose Mercury News 12/2/04 (free registration required)

Alum Annette Bening talks about her career and most recent movie, "Being Julia." Richmond Times Dispatch 12/2/04

Alum Robert Del Grande is head chef and co-owner of "the most fashionable restaurant in Houston." Houston Press 12/2/04

Alum Barbara LeLievre is a well known pianist in the Fort Bragg area. Fort Bragg Advocate 12/2/04

Alum Patrick Savage dies in auto accident. Napa Valley Register 12/1/04

Alum Tim Graff, "a promising Alameda filmmaker," is profiled. Oakland Tribune 12/1/04


Graduate student Susan Parker muses about public transportation. Berkeley Daily Planet 11/30/04

Investigator in Cal State San Marcos inquiry has worked with SFSU in past. North County Times 11/30/04

Alum Dan Nakamura, the producer, composer and DJ, is profiled. San Francisco Chronicle 11/29/04

Alum Patrick Paulson is co-director of "Fade to Black," a new documentary about the making of rapper Jay-Z's "The Black Album." Marin Independent Journal 11/28/04

Read the review of Alice Munroe's "Runaway" by Library Collection Development Coordinator David Hellman. San Francisco Chronicle 11/28/04

Read this profile of alum John Burton, who steps down as Senate president pro tempore on Tuesday. Los Angeles Times 11/27/04 (free registration required)

Political Science Professor Robert C. Smith comments that "The Democratic Party and Kerry under the circumstances waged a very good campaign (but) the Republicans just did a better job of bringing out their base vote." The Afro American Newspapers 11/26/04

Student George Thelen makes a documentary paying homage to his hometown. Columbus Telegram 11/26/04

Alum Robin Magdahlen finds refuge from the strife of modern life in painting. The Oregonian 11/25/04

Phil Kipper, professor and chair of broadcast and electronic communication arts, comments on Dan Rather's departure as CBS news anchor. San Francisco Chronicle 11/24/04

Alum Annette Bening talks about her life and her new movie, Being Julia. Orlando Sentinel 11/23/04

Meteorology Professor John Monteverdi comments on lightening strikes in Southern California. The Daily Breeze 11/23/04

Representative Nancy Pelosi secures funds for area projects, including $350,000 for the SFSU Minority Nurse Training Program. San Francisco Chronicle 11/23/04

Alum Antonette Eckert is named executive director of the Vacaville Conference and Visitors Bureau. The (Vacaville) Reporter 11/20/04

Read this column on finding a new apartment, by student Michal Lev-Ram. J. 11/19/04

A new study shows Democratic professors outnumber Republicans nationwide, stifling conservative viewpoints; students representing College Republicans and History Professor Robert Cherney comment. CNN: Paula Zahn Now 11/19/04

Student Jacqui Bailey comments on the high costs of housing in the Bay Area. KPIX-TV 11/18/04

Some campus faculty and students reportedly banned from attending ceremony to honor Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. San Francisco Chronicle 11/18/04

"It's extremely beneficial to have universities located in any city," says San Francisco Chamber of Commerce spokesperson. San Francisco Examiner 11/17/04

Alum Harry Mavrogenes appointed head of the San Jose Redevelopment Agency. Mercury News 11/17/04 (free registration required)

A class assignment to research pop culture circa 1957 sparks memories for student Susan Parker. Berkeley Daily Planet 11/16/04

Read this feature profile on Dance Professor Albirda Rose and her work with school children in Visitacion Valley. San Francisco Chronicle 11/16/04

Political Science Professor Rich DeLeon says ranked-choice voting worked smoothly in its historic first trial in San Francisco. Detroit Free Press 11/16/04

SF State seeks approval to buy apartments and parking spaces. San Francisco Chronicle 11/16/04

History Professor Jules Tygiel comments on the anti-smoking trend in California. Sunday Herald (Glasgow) 11/14/04

Corey Cook, assistant professor of political science, says Green Party candidates positioned themselves well in the most recent election. San Francisco Chronicle 11/15/04

History Professor Jules Tygiel says that how people interpret Barry Bonds' accomplishments "is something that might constantly change in the future.'' San Jose Mercury News 11/13/04 (free registration required); The Kansas City Star 11/13/04

Student Arti Jain screens her short, "A Secret Language," at the second annual South Asian Film Festival in San Francisco. San Francisco Chronicle 11/12/04

Actor Woody Harrelson's "Go Further" documentary includes a stop at SFSU. San Francisco Chronicle 11/12/04

Film director Jean-Paul Rappeneau gives a seminar at SFSU as part of the "On Set With French Cinema'' program. San Francisco Chronicle 11/12/04

Poetry Center co-sponsors an "Evening with Bob Callahan'' on Saturday at the Delancey Street Foundation. San Francisco Chronicle 11/12/04

Student Frances Miller among those featured in the annual Stillwell student art exhibit. Contra Costa Times 11/12/04 (free registration required)

SF State flares up over election. San Francisco Examiner 11/11/04

Student Karrie Hovey's art installation honors soldiers who have died in Iraq. Marin Independent Journal 11/11/04; San Francisco Chronicle 11/12/04; San Francisco Examiner 11/12/04

SFSU's Whirlwind Wheelchair International is named a Tech Museum of Innovation laureate. San Jose Mercury News 11/11/04 (free registration required)

Student Aki Rosenberg pursues a professional modeling career in conjunction with her studies. The Carmi Times 11/11/04

Alum Heather Kimball, a teacher at Castro Middle School in San Jose, is profiled. San Jose Mercury News 11/11/04 (free registration required)

Alum Harvey Diamond's jazz trio to perform in Winchester, Mass. Winchester Star 11/11/04

Parents can benefit from post-divorce education classes, says Jeff Cookston, assistant professor of developmental psychology. Mercury News 11/10/04 (free registration required)

Number of international students studying at Bay Area universities drops -- including at SFSU. San Francisco Chronicle 11/10/04; Oakland Tribune 11/10/04; San Mateo County Times 11/10/04

Alum John Cheney is one of the new owners of the Big Water Grille located on the Lake Tahoe shore. North Tahoe Tahoe Bonanza 11/10/04 (registration required)

"This country has always had a troubled relationship with sex research," said Director of Human Sexuality Studies Gil Herdt. The New York Times 11/9/04 (free registration required); Spartanburg Herald-Journal 11/9/04; Wilmington Morning Star 11/9/04; San Francisco Chronicle 11/14/04; The Guardian (UK) 11/15/04; Orlando Sentinel 11/17/04 (free registration required); Mail & Guardian (South Africa) 11/18/04; The Globe and Mail (Toronto) 11/27/04

Among artists speculating on the creative and cultural climate in President Bush's second term are Professor of Raza Studies Jose Cuellar and Creative Writing Professor Michelle Carter. San Francisco Chronicle 11/9/04

Student Deb Lagutaris said that for many voters, choosing George Bush "seemed based on an abstract idea of 'morality' and not on real policy choices with a moral outcome.'' San Jose Mercury News 11/9/04 (free registration required)

City residents call for more police protection in neighborhoods near SF State. San Francisco Examiner 11/8/04

San Francisco's hills "create natural neighborhoods," says Professor Emeritus Max Kirkeberg. San Francisco Chronicle 11/7/04

Alum Jill Brown is appointed warden of San Quentin State Prison. SFGate 11/7/04; Marin Independent Journal 11/6/04

Alum Richard Hongisto, former San Francisco sheriff, dies. Los Angeles Times (free registration required) 11/6/04; San Francisco Examiner 11/8/04

Alum Frances Mayes talks about her next book, "At Home in the World." Minneapolis Star-Tribune 11/6/04

Prospective students are encouraged now to enroll for fall 2005. San Francisco Chronicle 11/5/04

Alum Nellie Wong says attending SFSU in the 1970s turned her life around. San Francisco Chronicle 11/5/04

Student Victoria Gamburg wins Angelus Award grand prize for her film "Twilight." The Tidings 11/5/04

Author Micheline Aharonian Marcom was twice rejected for admission to SFSU's Creative Writing Department. San Francisco Chronicle 11/5/04

Alum Harvey Diamond will perform with his jazz trio in Winchester, Mass. The Winchester Star 11/4/04

Student Victor Tracey participates in post-election rally. San Diego Union-Tribune 11/4/04; San Luis Obispo Tribune 11/4/04; Monterey County Herald 11/4/04; KRON 4 11/4/04; Sarasota Herald Tribune 11/4/; free registration required: San Jose Mercury News 11/4/04; Contra Costa Times 11/4/04

Election fuels tempers between celebratory Bush supporters and anti-Bush students on campus. San Francisco Chronicle 11/4/04

Alum Danny Glover is profiled. Richmond (Virginia) Times-Dispatch 11/4/04

Alum Julia Coates to teach her "acclaimed course in Cherokee history" at Western Carolina University. Smoky Mountain News 11/4/04

Commenting on ranked choice voting, Political Science Professor Rich DeLeon says "San Francisco is a closely watched experiment in electoral reform and local democracy." San Francisco Chronicle 11/3/04

Graduate student Kate Pringle volunteers for "election protection" in Florida, stating her group, Poets to the Polls, "got scared it wasn't going to be fair." Sun-Sentinel (South Florida) 11/3/04

Alum Chris Bogios reflects on his 43-year career as a trumpeter with the San Francisco Symphony. San Francisco Chronicle 11/3/04

"It seems like the presidential race really is crowding out everything else, which is unfortunate,'' says Corey Cook, assistant professor of political science, "because there are some important issues on the ballot.'' San Francisco Chronicle 11/2/04

Alum Dana Carvey, the comedian, talks about his presidential impressions and career development. Rocky Mountain News 11/2/04

Associate Students President David Abella comments on the importance of getting out the vote, at a rally held on campus. NBC11-TV 11/1/04

Team of researchers from several universities, including SFSU, to study coastal ocean dynamics. The Eureka Reporter 11/1/04

SFSU students among the busloads of Northern California college students in Reno this weekend trying to mobilize votes for John Kerry. The (Fremont) Argus 11/1/04; Oakland Tribune 11/1/04

Commenting on municipal initiatives, Political Science Professor Rich DeLeon said, "They allow citizens to legislate directly when unresponsive and unrepresentative elected officials …block progress and thwart popular will." Los Angeles Daily News 10/31/04; Sarasota (Florida) Herald-Tribune 10/31/04; San Luis Obispo Tribune 10/31/04; SFGate 10/31/04; San Mateo Daily Journal 11/1/04; Monterey County Herald 11/1/04; Free registration required: Los Angeles Times 10/31/04; San Diego Union Tribune 10/31/04; San Jose Mercury News 10/31/04; Contra Costa Times 10/31/04

Management Professor John Sullivan advises on success strategies for call centers. Business Standard (India) 11/1/04

Columnist the "Night Cabbie" earned his master's degree at SFSU. San Francisco Chronicle 11/1/04


Fueling expected growth at College of Marin, a partnership with SFSU and others is turning the Indian Valley campus "into a viable educational park." Marin Independent Journal 10/31/04

Political Science Professor Rich DeLeon says that ranked-choice voting was used in 22 cities until the mid-1900s. Sacramento Bee 10/30/04

See "technology wunderkind" and alum Scott Redmond's NowHouse, "a high-tech, green and affordable demonstration home," on display in San Francisco this weekend. SFGate 10/29/04

Alum Nick Didovic of Shizzle Bikes says, "a lot of people are seeing the bikes as fashion accessories." Long Beach Press-Telegram 10/29/04

You can't make too much out of polls says John Rogers, associate director of the SFSU Public Research Institute. Stockton Record 10/28/04

Student Victoria Gamburg is among 27 emerging American artists in theater, dance and film honored with a 2004 Princess Grace Award. MSNBC 10/28/04

Alum Leza Lowitz, author of "Green Tea to Go," talks about the influence upon her work of living in Japan. Japan Today 10/28/04

Paul Hoover, visiting professor of creative writing, partners with poet Dos Nguyen on an anthology of translated Vietnamese poetry. Sacramento Bee 10/28/04

Biology Professor Michael Goldman comments on stem cell research. Metro Newspapers 10/27/04

Political Science Professor Robert C. Smith discusses swing state voters. NPR: Tavis Smiley Show 10/27/04

Professor of Astronomy Adrienne Cool said Wednesday's full lunar eclipse may be the last for several years. San Francisco Examiner 10/27/04

Political Science Professor Robert C. Smith says that John Kerry has done little personally to stimulate the black vote. Richmond Times-Dispatch 10/27/04

Student Bahya Oumlil, rescued from a burning Sunset District home, says "I love the Fire Department right now." San Francisco Examiner 10/27/04

"In the eyes of many on the left, Nader has become a megalomaniac, someone who has split off more from reality more than Bush has," said Political Science Professor Rich DeLeon. San Francisco Chronicle 10/27/04

Alum Annette Bening talks about her life and latest film role. USA Today 10/26/04; Montgomery (Alabama) Advertiser 10/31/04

Professor of Public Administration Genie Stowers is cited in an article on measuring performance in government. Government Technology 10/26/04

Alum Don Sutton among 10 inducted into SFSU Athletics Hall of Fame. The Bakersfield Californian 10/26/04 (free registration required)

Alum Roger Dobkowitz, producer of "The Price is Right," has been with the game show since he graduated 33 years ago. KPIX-TV 10/26/04

Alum Elaine Corral Kendall talks about her career as a broadcast journalist and actress. Alameda Times-Star 10/25/04; San Mateo County Times 10/25/04; Oakland Tribune 10/25/04

Alum Annette Bening talks about her life and new movie, "Being Julia." Washington Post 10/24/04 (free registration required)

English Professor Jeffrey Paul Chan's novel, "Eat Everything Before You Die," is a new book of note this month. San Jose Mercury News 10/24/04 (free registration required)

Political Science Professor Rich DeLeon comments on the appeal of San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris. Los Angeles Times 10/24/04 (free registration required)

Journalism Professor Erna Smith comments on Farai Chideya's contributions as a role model and mentor. San Francisco Chronicle 10/24/04

California Poets in Schools, started at SFSU, celebrates 40 years of bringing writers and literature to students. San Francisco Chronicle 10/23/04

Alum Allen Smith, a "sterling trumpeter," to be honored. San Francisco Chronicle 10/23/04

Political Science Professor Robert C. Smith comments that Senator Barbara Boxer "can speak passionately about her concerns and argue against those on the other side.'' San Francisco Chronicle 10/23/04

Sunday's Morrison Artists Series performance by the Perlman/Schmidt/Bailey Piano Trio part of a "great week for piano fans." Contra Costa Times 10/22/04 (free registration required)

SF State figures in a screenplay by Chronicle columnist Ms. Gonick. San Francisco Chronicle 10/22/04

Broadcasting alums Ariel Nunez and Halline Overby are co-cofounders of the WB20 show "Distortion2Static." San Francisco Chronicle 10/22/04

We ought to hold candidates to a higher standard of truth when they speak in public, says Professor of Speech and Communication Studies Joe Tuman. Fresno Bee 10/21/04

Read this opinion piece by student Michel Lev-Ram. J. 10/21/04

Alum Claire Josefine, author of "The Spiritual Art of Being Organize," is profiled. Eureka Reporter 10/21/04

Alum Ora Linder, a painter and sculptor, "explores a number of societal issues" in her work currently on display at the 1870 Art Center in Belmont. Alameda Times-Star 10/21/04

Man is shot at gas station near campus. San Francisco Examiner 10/21/04

A split between the popular vote and the electoral college in the presidential election may happen again, says Gerard Heather, professor of political science. KPIX 10/20/04

Alum Larry Galizio a candidate in Oregon's House District 35. The Oregonian 10/20/04

Alum Charles P. Hall's waterbed invention is remembered. The (London) Times 10/20/04

Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null says the current rain storm is expected to rate a 7.0 on the Bay Area Storm Index. San Jose Mercury News 10/19/04 (free registration required)

Alum Pierre Salinger, journalist, dies at age 79. London Telegraph 10/18/04; The (London) Times 10/18/04; The New York Times 10/18/04; Seattle Times 10/17/04; San Francisco Chronicle 10/17/04; San Mateo County Times 10/17/04; Free subscription required: San Jose Mercury News 10/17/04; Miami Herald 10/17/04; Washington Post 10/17/04; Los Angeles Times 10/17/04

Alum Brooks Holcomb runs for Assembly District 24 race in north Reno. Reno Gazette 10/18/04

Assistant Professor of Political Science Francis Neely offers reasons for low voter turnout among young people. San Mateo Daily Journal 10/18/04

It "remains to be seen what the effect of it (the internet) will be in this election," said David Tabb, professor of political science. Contra Costa Times 10/18/04 (free registration required)

Phil Kipper, professor and chair of broadcast and electronic communication arts, comments on political advertising in swing states. Pahrump Valley Times 10/20/04; San Francisco Chronicle 10/17/04; Waterbury Republican American 10/19/04

Artist Adele Louise Shaw describes her sweater-encased heart sculpture near SFSU. San Francisco Chronicle 10/17/04

The early alliance forged at SFSU between former San Francisco mayor Willie Brown and Glide Church pastor Rev. Cecil Williams is described. San Francisco Chronicle 10/17/04

The upcoming production of Sholem Aleichem’s “She Must Marry a Doctor,” is "a protest against tyranny of many kinds," says Theatre Arts Professor Joel Schecter. J. 10/15/04

Student Gal Oren talks about the appeal of living outside of Israel. j. 10/15/04

Columnist comments on independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader and recent visits to such campuses as SFSU. CBS News/The New Republic 10/15/04

College of Marin to expand offerings next year, in partnership with SFSU. Marin Independent Journal 10/15/04

Student Lina Akka comments on the Muslim observance of Ramadan. San Francisco Chronicle 10/15/04

Berkeley Video and Film Festival to include a documentary by an SFSU alum comparing Vietnam and the Iraq war. Oakland Tribune 10/15/04

Student Wes McGaughey, president of the San Francisco College Democrats, urges students to vote for for Sean Elsbernd in District 7 supervisor's race. San Francisco Chronicle 10/15/04

"In political terms, I think it was a tie," comments Robert C. Smith, political science professor, on the third presidential candidate debate. San Jose Mercury News 10/14/04 (free registration required)

Dawn Mabalon, assistant professor of history, comments on the historical photos in Stockton's Little Manila. Stockton Record 10/14/04

Cinema Professor Steven Kovacs comments on a subject trend in this year's Orinda Film Festival. Contra Costa Times 10/14/04 (free registration required)

College of Ethnic Studies Dean Tomas Almaguer resigns; Psychology Professor Kenneth Monteiro appointed interim dean. San Francisco Chronicle 10/13/04

Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader visits the Bay Area, including a stop on campus.
Oakland Tribune 10/13/04; Alameda Times-Star 10/13/04; San Mateo County Times 10/13/04

Alum Larry Galizio runs for Congress in Oregon. The Oregonian 10/13/04 (free registration required); The Oregonian 10/20/04 (free registration required)

Web site educates about Board of Education candidates, who include Eric Mar, lecturer in Asian American studies. San Francisco Examiner 10/12/04

Read this profile of alum John Burton, outgoing State Senate president. San Jose Mercury News 10/12/04 (free registration required)

Students interested in SFSU next fall "should apply early," says Jo Volkert, associate vice president for enrollment planning and management. Oakland Tribune 10/12/04; Tri-Valley Herald 10/12/04; San Mateo County Times 10/12/04; The (Fremont) Argus 10/14/04

Phil Kipper, professor and chair of broadcast and electronic communication arts, comments on the airing of a film critical of John Kerry. Portland Press Herald 10/12/04

Student Jonathan Smothers makes the cut with "American Idol" and will compete in Los Angeles. Oakland Tribune 10/12/04; San Mateo County Times 10/12/04

Alum David Yuers runs for Walnut Creek City Council. Contra Costa Times 10/12/04 (free registration required)

In an interview with the Examiner, President Robert Corrigan expresses concern that higher education is not prepared to serve increasing numbers of high school graduates. San Francisco Examiner 10/11/04

"A lot is at stake here," says Rich DeLeon, professor of political science, about San Francisco's experiment with ranked-choice voting. San Jose Mercury News 10/10/04 (free registration required); Monterey County Herald 10/11/04

Spin magazine represents a "return of the roots of modern rock journalism," says Journalism Chair John Burks. The (South Carolina) State 10/10/04

An SFSU student runs against Nancy Pelosi for House seat. Los Angeles Times 10/11/04 (free registration required)

Alum Danny Glover talks about his life as a political activist. Laporte County Herald Argus 10/11/04

Read this feature on alum Mario Savio, the man who embodied the Free Speech Movement. San Francisco Chronicle 10/10/04

Alum Richard L. Word, current police chief in Oakland, up for top police spot in Vacaville. Fairfield Daily Republic 10/9/04

Placing schools on terror alert is "another example of the U.S. government overreacting," says David Fischer, diplomat in residence. San Francisco Examiner 10/8/04

SamTrans buses feature labor history, thanks in part to SFSU's Labor Archives. San Francisco Chronicle 10/8/04

Students Mike Anderson and Lindsey Cahill comment on the major presidential candidates' quest for the youth vote. San Francisco Chronicle 10/8/04

SFSU scholarship winners are highlighted. San Francisco Chronicle 10/8/04 (fifth item)

Student Ingrid Overgard volunteers with Seaflow to reduce ocean noise pollution. San Francisco Chronicle 10/8/04

Flu vaccinations won't be offered at many locations this year, including such universities as SF State. Tri-Valley Herald 10/8/04; San Mateo County Times 10/8/04; Oakland Tribune 10/8/04

Among the programs to be managed by Sequoia Healthcare District's new CEO is the SFSU nursing program at Canada College. San Mateo County Times 10/7/04

"It's certainly an aggressive marketing move," comments Sanjit Sengupta, associate professor and chair of marketing, on Cal State Hayward's proposed name change. Contra Costa Times 10/7/04 (free registration required)

Marin approves a water desalination pilot, with quality testing to come from SFSU's Romberg Tiburon Center and UC Berkeley. Marin Independent Journal 10/7/04

Alum Robert Deegan is a finalist for president/superintendent at Palomar College. San Diego Union Tribune (free registration required) 10/7/04; North County Times 10/6/04

Professor Emeritus Mervin B. Freedman, former chair of psychology, dies. San Francisco Chronicle 10/7/04

Professor of Management John Sullivan to address Asian human resource executives conference. Business Standard (New Delhi) 10/7/04

Campus is cited as a partner in KQED documentary "Coastal Clash." Pacifica Tribune 10/6/04

Among those auditioning for "The Real World" in San Francisco was student Michael Terrado. Alameda Times-Star 10/6/04; San Mateo County Times 10/6/04; Oakland Tribune 10/6/0

San Francisco Supervisors Bevan Dufty and Jake McGoldrick sponsor a resolution urging SFSU to continue degree programs in the Russian language. San Francisco Examiner 10/5/04

Creative writing student Susan Parker writes about rediscovering one of her fourth grade students. Berkeley Daily Planet 10/5/04

Read this profile of alum Frances Mayes, author of "Under the Tuscan Sun." Denver Post 10/4/04

Alum Vernon Alley, international jazz legend, dies. San Francisco Chronicle 10/5/04

SF State study cites hazards of leaving children in hot, enclosed automobiles. (South Florida) Sun-Sentinel 10/5/04

San Francisco's hotel worker strike "looks like it's going to be a long, drawn-out thing," said Brenda Cochrane, associate professor of labor studies. Los Angeles Times 10/4/04 (free registration required)

The Rev. James A. Long Jr., an SFSU alum and Oakland pastor, is working to establish a crime-fighting hot line. Alameda Times-Star 10/4/04

Mary Grant, counseling department office manager, talks about her longtime friends Dick and Lynne Cheney. San Francisco Chronicle 10/3/04

Alum John Stanley, well known horror movie host, is profiled. San Francisco Chronicle 10/3/04

Romberg Tiburon Center scientists may perform water quality tests at proposed Marin desalination plant. Marin Independent Journal 10/3/04

Phil Kipper, professor and chair of broadcast and electronic communication arts, comments on the Bush/Kerry debate. San Francisco Chronicle 10/2/04; San Francisco Chronicle 10/2/04

Clear winners rarely emerge from presidential debates, says Joe Tuman, professor of speech and communication studies. Washington Times 10/1/04


Alum Mick McDowell is "among a select few visionaries" helping to revitalize downtown Spokane. Spokane Business Journal 9/30/04

History Lecturer Tina Stevens comments on the state plan for stem-cell research. San Francisco Bay Guardian 9/29/04

Alum Gary Austin, founder of the "venerable" comedy group the Groundlings, talks about his career. LA City Beat 9/30/04

Alum Alysanne McGaffey exhibits paintings and wood blocks at at ARTshare 25 in San Mateo. Alameda Times-Star 9/30/04; San Mateo County Times 9/30/04; Oakland Tribune 9/30/04

Alum Johnny Mathis is profiled. San Antonio Express 9/29/04

Alum Pauline Oliveros discusses electronic music and her role in building the discipline. Troy Record 9/29/04

Assistant Professor of Music and pilot-in-training Jassen Todorov is profiled. SF Weekly 9/29/04 (second item)

Student Melanie Davis, commenting on the renaming of the 49ers' home park, says "it will always be Candlestick." San Francisco Chronicle 9/29/04

Read an excerpt from Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Peter Orner's story collection, "On the 88." San Francisco Chronicle 9/28/04

The Lyric Youth Talkline offers support from peers such as SFSU student "Phoebe." San Francisco Chroncle 9/28/04

A study by Lee Davis, associate professor of anthropology, is used to support land claims by the Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria. (Eureka) Times-Standard 9/28/04

Professor of Speech and Communication Studies Joe Tuman discusses the upcoming presidential debates. Washington Times 9/27/04

Professor and Chair of Health Education Mary Beth Love is featured in this profile of the "intentional" family she helped create. San Francisco Chronicle 9/26/04

Alum Howard Bulka, chef owner of Marche in Menlo Park, is featured in "Cook’s Night Out." San Francisco Chronicle 9/26/04

Alum J. E. Goettsche, official organist for the Vatican, returns to Nebraska to perform. Omaha World Herald 9/25/04

Read this essay on surfing as a soulful experience by student Michal Lev-Ram. J. The Jewish News Weekly 9/24/04

The first edition of "Transfer," featuring the first published story by alum Ernest Gaines, is among the "treasures" offered at the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library book sale. San Francisco Chronicle 9/24/04

"Historically speaking, attitudes about Asian sexuality have changed quite a bit," says Amy Sueyoshi, assistant professor of ethnic studies. San Francisco Chronicle 9/24/04

History Professor Jules Tygiel comments on the Bay Area's unique role in breaking the color barrier in major league baseball. San Francisco Chronicle 9/24/04

Alum Judy Gatewood, a carpenter, helps create a renaissance in teaching the trades at high schools. San Francisco Chronicle 9/24/04

Linda Wanek, associate professor and chair of physical therapy, comments on rehabilitation products. Contra Costa Times 9/24/04 (free registration required)

A mural by alum Christina Strassman is chosen for painted a Palo Alto beautification project. Palo Alto Weekly 9/24/04

The three-dimensional virtual world of "Second Life" is used for teaching on such campuses as SFSU. Wired News 9/24/04

"We really need to examine the cost structure and business model [of broadcasting] in this country," says broadcast and communication arts Assistant Professor Miriam Smith. Fox News 9/22/04

Department of Geosciences data is cited in this article on the hazards of leaving children in enclosed automobiles. Modesto Bee 9/22/04

Professor Emeritus Marshall Windmiller provides an analysis of John Kerry's position on the Iraq war. SF Bay Guardian 9/22/04

Alum Pat Gray is Green Party candidate for Congress. San Mateo County Times 9/21/04

Lu Rehling, director of the technical and professional writing program, gives advice on writing skills that can improve career prospects. New York Daily News 9/21/04; San Antonio Express 9/27/04

Senior care innovator Jennie Chin Hansen plans to teach at SFSU and other schools following retirement from On Lok Senior Health Services. San Francisco Chronicle 9/21/04

Professor Emeritus Marshall Windmiller discusses Iraq's status and outlook. KQED Forum 9/20/04

Search and rescue teams recruiting more volunteers, such as student Alicia Fernandez. San Francisco Examiner 9/20/04

Presidential candidate John Kerry's new theme is "shifting the game plan in the fourth quarter," says Joe Tuman, professor of speech and communication studies. Los Angeles Times 9/20/04 (free registration required); Fort Wayne Journal Gazette 9/24/04

Political Science Professor Gerard Heather comments on the influence of Christian churches on politics. Contra Costa Times 9/20/04 (free registration required)

Alum Cintra Wilson talks about her life and book, "Colors Insulting to Nature." San Francisco Chronicle 9/19/04

Mayor appoints "a high-powered line-up of biotechnology industry executives and academic leaders," including SFSU President Corrigan, to build up biotech in San Francisco. MSNBC 9/19/04; SF Gate 9/27/04

Professor of Speech and Communication Studies Joe Tuman comments on the likelihood of a constitutional amendment to allow foreign-born persons to run for president. San Francisco Chronicle 9/19/04

Alum DJ Zeph releases his newest recording, "Sunset Scavenger." Resident Advisor 9/19/04

Professor Emeritus Arthur Asa Berger comments on the erotic appeal of objects and animated figures. Fort Wayne Journal Gazette 9/19/04

SFSU students will help tutor at new youth community center in Richmond. San Francisco Chronicle 9/18/04

SF State is "one of the top schools in the U.S. in voter registration." San Francisco Examiner 9/17/04

Student Manijeh Fata is one of three winners nationwide of the 2004 Eastman Scholarship competition for film students. Cinematography 9/17/04

Alum Anthony Perez finds his past experience as a gang member can enhance his teaching at Canada College. San Francisco Chronicle 9/16/04

English Professor James Brogan recuperates from severe injuries when a firecracker was thrown at him on Brighton Beach. Point Reyes Light 9/16/04

Nader write-in campaign brings Peter Camejo to SFSU. Santa Rosa Press Democrat 9/16/04

Student Sydney Chow comments on the appeal of Hong Kong-style dessert cafes. San Francisco Chronicle 9/15/04

Caralinda Lee Bussotti is establishing a scholarship program to honor her late husband, Professor Carlo Bussotti. San Francisco Chronicle 9/15/04 (fifth item)

California university students embark on an eight-day walk to draw attention to budget cuts; group to visit SFSU on Sept. 22. Tri-Valley Herald 9/15/04; San Mateo County Times 9/15/04; The (Fremont) Argus 9/15/04; The (Hayward) Daily Review 9/15/04; Oakland Tribune 9/16/04

Commenting on the Scott Peterson trial and his family's support, Professor Emeritus Arthur Asa Berger says, "People shape their behavior in what they see in pop culture…." San Jose Mercury News 9/15/04 (free registration required); Fort Wayne News-Sentinel 9/21/04; Contra Costa Times 9/22/04 (free registration required); Monterey County Herald 9/24/04; Ventura County Star 9/28/04 (free registration required)

SFSU's extensive voter registration efforts are singled out in Harvard University/Chronicle of Higher Education report. USA Today 9/14/04; Palm Beach Post 9/14/04; Boston Herald 9/14/04; MLive 9/13/04; San Francisco Chronicle 9/13/04; Newsday 9/13/04; Guardian (UK) 9/13/04; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 9/13/04; Columbus Ledger-Inquirer 9/13/04; Worcester Telegram 9/13/04; Free registration required: Kansas City Star 9/14/04; Atlanta Journal-Constitution 9/14/04; San Jose Mercury News 9/14/04

Student Jessie Lorenz, who has been blind since birth because of congenital glaucoma, to compete in the Athens Paralympics. San Francisco Chronicle 9/14/04

Alum Danny Glover says success is "…the embodiment of what people before you have struggled and done, of how they fought and sacrificed to make changes." Independent (UK) 9/14/04

Alum Agnes Briones is named director of the San Francisco Small Business Commission. San Francisco Business Times 9/13/04

Alum Jason Skiller joins teaching faculty at Woodland Star Charter School. Sonoma Index-Tribune 9/14/04

Jo Volkert, associate vice president for enrollment planning and management, says the rising cost of public higher education "really is at a critical tipping point right now." Contra Costa Times 9/13/04 (free registration required)

Read this opinion piece on refocusing on the political process' potential, by Venise Wagner, assistant professor of journalism. San Francisco Chronicle 9/12/04

A feature profile about the life of alum D'Arcy Fallon, whose new memoir is, "So Late, So Soon." San Francisco Chronicle 9/12/04

Read this review of "The Secret Goldfish" by Library Collection Development Coordinator David Hellman. San Francisco Chronicle 9/12/04

Professor of Human Sexuality Studies Deborah Tolman describes highlights from her six-year study on adolescent sexuality, funded by the Ford Foundation. Philippine Daily Inquirer 9/11/04

Sequoia Healthcare District's support of SFSU nursing studies "won't just help Sequoia Hospital, it will help all the hospitals in the district." San Mateo County Times 9/11/04

Student Jessica Aguilar, a Presidential Scholar, is profiled. Daily Republic (Fairfield) 9/11/04

Culture bargains in the Bay Area include the varied theatre and music events on campus, "especially SFSU's renowned and free Morrison Artists' Series." Berkeley Daily Planet 9/10/04

Alum David Meanix's collage concept plays a key plot role in the season finale of "Six Feet Under." Salon.com 9/10/04 (free pass required); Toronto Star 9/12/04

Student Lynnee Bonner receives a ZAMI scholarship intended to support "young, out lesbians who are taking active roles in the world around them." Southern Voice 9/10/04

Alum Crystal McElhiney, flutist, gives New Hampshire performance. Dover Community News 9/10/04

Among outdoor discovery programs for youth: the Pacific Leadership Institute/Fort Miley Adventure Challenge Course, a special Recreation and Leisure Studies program. San Francisco Chronicle 9/9/04

Journalism student Stacey Doukas, a senior, dies in auto accident. San Mateo County Times 9/8/04; San Francisco Chronicle 9/9/04

Alum Jim Lianides, Pacifica School District's director of administrative services, is named statewide Administrator of the Year for Business Services. Pacifica Tribune 9/8/04

Alum Rick Popko talks about the independent film "Monsturd," which he co-wrote, co-directed, co-produced and in which he co-starred. SF Weekly 9/8/04

Andrew Rindfleisch wins this year's Wayne Peterson Prize in Music Composition, named for the Pulitzer-Prize winning professor emeritus. San Francisco Chronicle 9/8/04

Student Susan Parker ruminates on cool vs. geeky logo items. Berkeley Daily Planet 9/7/04

Students ride every inch of Muni over Labor Day weekend. San Francisco Chronicle 9/7/04; San Francisco Examiner 9/7/04

Alum Harry Redlick is named chair of the American Lung Association of California's board. San Mateo Daily Journal 9/7/04

Alum Maria England was a delegate to the Republican National Convention. The Lodi News-Sentinel 9/7/04

Bus murals depicting labor history benefit from research done at SFSU's Labor Archive and Research Center. San Jose Mercury News 9/6/04 (free registration required)

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Marlon Hom comments on the growing popularity of Chinese schools. Contra Costa Times 9/6/04 (free registration required)

Marketing Lecturer Douglas Long to serve as an elections monitor in Ukraine. Marin Independent Journal 9/6/04

Alum Eve Smythe teaches improvisation at the Oregon Stage Works' Theatre for Youth acting program. (Southern Oregon) Mail Tribune 9/6/04

President Corrigan urges faculty to help curb textbook costs. San Francisco Examiner 9/3/04

Political Science Professor Robert C. Smith comments on the Maryland Lt. Gov.'s charges of media racism. Baltimore Sun 9/3/04 (free registration required)

Cinema Professor Larry Clark talks about taping footage for "Wattstax" back in the 1970s. San Francisco Chronicle 9/3/04

Assistant Professor of Cinema Joseph McBride comments on the graphic images in "The Brown Bunny," due for release in art houses today. San Jose Mercury News; The Arizona Republic 9/4/04; Christian Science Monitor 9/3/04

Sequoia Healthcare District funds SFSU/Canada College training to meet high demand for nurses. San Mateo County Times 9/3/04

Memorial for Kevin Costello set for today. The (Salinas) Californian 9/3/04

Professor Emeritus John De Cecco, "considered a pioneer in the modern gay movement," founded Lavender U., a free newspaper that listed classes for gays and lesbians. San Francisco Chronicle 9/3/04

San Francisco Police Department issues an alert concerning a predator who targets young women near schools and colleges. San Francisco Examiner 9/2/04

History Professor Robert Cherney and Labor Archives Curator Harvey Schwartz discuss the 70th anniversary of the San Francisco General Strike. KQED Forum 9/1/04

Jules Tygiel, professor of history, says that "at this point you have to look for excuses not to select" Barry Bonds as MVP. San Jose Mercury News (free registration required) 9/2/04

Alum Nathan Larramendy's Ojai gallery is "quite possibly the best contemporary art gallery on the Central Coast." Ventura County Star 9/2/04

Mercury News columnist Leigh Weimers asks, "when's the last time you thought about such Bay Area schools without major sports programs as Hayward State, Sonoma State or even San Francisco State?" San Jose Mercury News (free regisration required) 9/2/04

SFSU student Kevin Costello dies of injuries sustained from fall from a cliff. The Register-Pajornian 9/2/04; San Francisco Chronicle; The (Salinas) Californian; Santa Cruz Sentinel; San Jose Mercury News (free registration required); Monterey County Herald; Los Angeles Times (free registration required); San Francisco Examiner (fourth item); KSBW; KGO 9/1/04; Contra Costa Times (free registration required); San Luis Obispo Tribune; KTVU; The Monterey Herald; The (Salinas) Californian; NBC11; KRON4; KESQ; San Francisco Chronicle 8/31/04

SFSU's Asian-American studies program was first of its kind. The (Michigan) State News 9/2/04

Deborah Fischer, assistant professor of astronomy, part of team that discovered a new class of extrasolar planets. NASA; San Francisco Chronicle; Contra Costa Times free registration required) 9/1/04; Philadelphia Inquirer, Kansas City Star (free registration required) 8/31/04

SFSU student Ryan Kelley says that reinstating the draft would be a "tough sell politically." San Francisco Chronicle 9/1/04

SFSU listed as an example of how county sales tax laws are governed. San Mateo County Times 9/1/04

SFSU's gerontology program is part of an international gerontology curriculum effort. (Cincinnati) Business Courier; Dayton Business Journal 9/1/04


Alum Ken Rinaldo, who creates "large-scale robotic installations," is profiled. NY Arts Magazine 8/31/04

Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Jan Null's research is cited in an article on hyperthermia fatalities resulting from leaving children in cars in hot weather. The New York Times 8/30/04; Lexington (Kentucky) Herald-Leader 9/5/04

Student Kevin Costello, one of SFSU's 2004 presidential scholars, injured at a retreat. San Francisco Chronicle; Oakland Tribune; The (Salinas) Californian; San Mateo County Times; San Jose Mercury News; KPIX-TV 8/30/04; Monterey Herald; NBC11; Register-Pajaronian; Santa Cruz Sentinel; The (Salinas) Californian; KESQ; SF Gate 8/31/04

Women's soccer team hopes for a playoff season. San Francisco Chronicle 8/30/04

Student Shane Robbins, commenting on fast food, says he won't touch the stuff. San Francisco Chronicle 8/29/04

Alum Anser Hassan reports for WQAD-TV8 in Moline, Iowa. Quad City Times 8/29/04

Alum Diana Batista, former vice president of the College Republicans on campus, is among Bay Area delegates to the Republican National Convention. Oakland Tribune 8/29/04

Read this opinion piece by History Lecturer Tina Stevens on Proposition 71, which would provide public funding for stem-cell research. San Francisco Chronicle 8/29/04

Political Science Professor Robert C. Smith comments on Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's prospects to run for U.S. president in 2008. Deseret (Utah) Morning News 8/29/04

Student Magdalena Fish is named a Presidential Scholar. Brentwood News 8/27/04

Business Professor Gary Selnow comments on the efficacy of advocacy Web sites. Palm Beach Post 8/27/04

Alum Kitty Margolis, award-winning singer, talks about leaving Harvard to attend SFSU with its "world class recording studio arts program." Vallejo Times-Herald 8/27/04

Students Asha Elmore and Ananda Le are named Presidential Scholars. San Francisco Chronicle 8/27/04

A new anthology of thought pieces by young people has attracted submissions from college students nationwide, including SFSU. San Francisco Chronicle 8/27/04

"Part of what we're seeing in his (Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's) rhetoric is a reflection of his background as an entertainer: being all things to all people," says Joe Tuman, professor of speech and communication studies. Los Angeles Times 8/26/04 (free registration required)

Read this editorial cautioning parents against leaving children unattended in cars, citing "grim statistics from meteorologist and San Francisco State Professor Jan Null..." Oakland Tribune 8/26/04; Alameda Times-Star 8/26/04; The (Hayward) Daily Review 8/26/04

A new book on self-hypnosis, by Adam Burke, assistant professor of holistic healing studies, is reviewed. Dallas Morning News 8/26/04 (free registration required)

Foreign exchange students can help clear up misconceptions about Americans, says Yenbo Wu, Office of International Programs director. Los Angeles Times 8/25/04 (free registration required)

Offering an online music option is not a priority for SF State. San Mateo County Times 8/25/04; The (Hayward) Daily Review 8/26/04; Tri-Valley Herald 8/25/04

Shirley Byrd of the Urban Institute's CLAER program calls on San Francisco city officials to strengthen programs for children affected by violence. SF Gate 8/25/04

Alums Glendi Henion and Romuald Krajeski are new teachers at Sonoma Valley Unified School District. Sonoma Index-Tribune 8/24/04

More students than ever living on the SF State campus this semester, with the reopening of the Towers at Centennial Square. San Jose Mercury News 8/24/04 (free registration required)

SFSU's Labor Archives contributed to the mobile mural project, "Our Work Life," exhibited in San Mateo County Transit District buses. Oakland Tribune 8/24/04; Alameda Times-Star 8/24/04; San Mateo County Times 8/24/04

Harley White, spouse of the College of Marin's new president, once taught at SFSU. Marin Independent Journal 8/23/04

Alum Martha Devine is "a fixture at progressive political events." (Eureka) Times-Standard 8/23/04

SFSU, with largest ever in-residence population, is becoming a destination campus. San Francisco Chronicle 8/23/04

Political Science Professor Rich DeLeon says former mayor candidate Matt Gonzalez "brought a lot of new voters to the table." San Francisco Chronicle 8/23/04

Presidential scholars accepted into "the school's most prestigious program." The Register-Pajaronian 8/22/04; Santa Cruz Sentinel 8/22/04; San Mateo County Times 8/23/04

Geography Professor Max Kirkeberg says the '70s were "an absolutely magical time" to be gay in the Castro district. San Francisco Chronicle 8/22/04

Alum Khia Payne launches the glossy magazine "Flawless: Hair Dezigns." Oakland Tribune 8/23/04

Dozens of children die each year from overheating in enclosed automobiles, says Meteorology Adjunct Professor Jan Null. Santa Rosa Press Democrat 8/21/04; Hampton Roads (Virginia) Daily Press 8/21/04; Richmond Times Dispatch 8/21/04

Poor punctuation can derail careers says English Professor Elise Ann Earthman. Sacramento Bee 8/21/04

SF State students help maintain a community garden. San Francisco Chronicle 8/21/04

Kitty Millet, an expert on Holocaust literature, joins the University as a tenure-track professor. J., the Jewish Newsweekly 8/19/04 (second item)

More college-age students means a more competitive college admissions environment, Elizabeth Charlson, lecturer in childhood and adolescent development, explains to Chronicle columnist C.W. Nevius. San Francisco Chronicle 8/20/04

Alumna Alex Borstein's role in "Catwoman" mentioned. San Francisco Chronicle 8/20/04

Moses Rischin, professor emeritus of history, provides the afterward for the book "Jewish Life in the American West." Montclarion; Piedmonter 8/20/04 (free registration required)

Alum Anthony Perez is an "excellent role-model" who can bridge "the world of gangs and tough streets, and the world of academics." San 8/19/04

Alum Andrew Wong loses his case in the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that would have extended certain disabilities accommodations. San Francisco Chronicle 8/19/04

Alum Oscar Porter runs for City Council in Daly City. San Mateo County Times 8/19/04

Assistant Professor of Special Education Pamela Wolfberg is creator of the "integrated play" method for teaching socialization skills to autistic children. San Mateo County Times 8/18/04

The Lake Merced landscape near SFSU is featured in this column. San Francisco Chronicle 8/18/04

Alum Jennifer Herring is named president and CEO of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Stamford (Connecticut) Advocate 8/17/04

Alum and former ballet dancer Laurie Lewis is enjoying a second career as a nurse. USA Today 8/16/04; Asbury Park Press 9/12/04

Read Creative Writing Associate Professor Toni Mirosevich's essay on the intersection of life and academia. San Francisco Chronicle 8/15/04

Student Kathryn Saussy, a meteorology major, runs a blog called "Wind." Washington Post 8/14/04 (free registration required)

Assistant Professor of Political Science James Martel comments on the fight to legalize gay marriage. Los Angeles Times 8/13/04 (free registration required)

Alums Karen Carrington and Joy O'Donnell say of their marriage certificate: "We're not giving it back." San Francisco Examiner 8/13/04

Read this profile of alum Susan Reynolds, whose photographs of nature are on display at the Lindsay Wildlife Museum. San Francisco Chronicle 8/13/04

Adjunct Meteorology Professor Jan Null comments on how to stay safe in a lightening storm. MSNBC Countdown 8/12/04

SFSU’s recreation and leisure studies department is cited in this article on wilderness careers. San Francisco Bay Guardian 8/11/04

Physics and Astronomy Professor Susan Lea says second-career scientists "have a more mature outlook on things, and they let the younger students know that you really have to work sometimes." Chronicle of Higher Education 8/11/04 (subscription required)

Alum Jeremy Bodeman suffers fatal car crash. San Francisco Chronicle 8/11/04; San Jose Mercury News 8/11/04 (free subscription required)

Nursing students set their sights on creating a community garden for low-income and disabled seniors at Novato's Mackey Terrace apartment complex. Marin Independent Journal 8/10/04

Alum Jack Breslin brings jazz expertise to his volunteer gig with a university radio station. The (Fayetteville) Pilot 8/10/04

Alum Paul Cayard, a sailor, is oldest Bay Area athlete competing in this summer's Olympics. San Francisco Chronicle 8/10/04

Jan Null, adjunct professor of meteorology, says that the likelihood of El Niño rains this winter is an "iffy proposition right now." Tahoe Daily Tribune 8/10/04

Cristina Azocar, director of SFSU's Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism, elected secretary of the Native American Journalists Association. Newsday 8/10/04

Sequoia Healthcare District board incumbents mention that the district helps support SFSU's undergraduate nursing program at Cañada College. San Mateo County Times 8/9/04

Alum Dr. Sandra Bello "offers hope" for Odessa, Texas, couples with infertility problems. Odessa American 8/9/04

Humanities Professor Roger Birt says that Spike Lee's films don't attract a larger African-American audience because there is no "single, monolithic black audience." Contra Costa Times 8/8/04 (free registration required); San Jose Mercury News 8/15/04 (free subscription required); Miami Herald 8/16/04; Kansas City Star 8/16/04; Monterey County Herald 8/16/04

Alum Patrick Makuakane brings his hula school to New York City. The New York Times 8/8/04 (free subscription required)

Moderate Catholics may be "turned off" by John Kerry's positions on abortion and gay marriage, says Gerard Heather, professor of political science. Los Angeles Times (free registration required); Lexington Herald-Leader; Billings Gazette 8/8/04

Alum Randy Hayes, founder of the Rainforest Action Network, named Oakland's sustainability director. San Francisco Chronicle 8/8/04

"Cracking" a window to cool a parked car has little effect, SFSU study shows. Richmond Times Dispatch 8/5/04

A self-described East Coast college snob discovers her son's desire to attend SFSU "seems wonderful." Contra Costa Times 8/5/04 (free registration required)

Flintridge Foundation recognizes Art Professor Lewis DeSoto and nine other visual artists with $25,000 awards. Seattle 8/4/04 (free registration required)

Alum Mae Sakharov writes about the benefits of community colleges. The (Lambertville) Beacon 8/4/04

Groups interested in restoring Lake Merced have included graduate students from SFSU. San Francisco Examiner 8/3/04

Read student Michal Lev-Ram's opinion piece on what Jewish people are supposed to look like. J., The Jewish Newsweekly 7/29/04

Cal State Hayward Professor Don Sawyer, "a mainstay" of the campus, is an SFSU alum. Tri-Valley Herald 8/2/04

A Florida child is the 19th death in the nation of a child left in an overheated car, said Adjunct Meteorology Professor Jan Null. St. Petersburg Times 8/1/04

Alum Mike McShane, a star of the improv show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?," is "a much-loved figure in Britain." Sunday Herald 8/1/04

Heatstroke deaths of children left in parked cars are a growing problem, said Jan Null, adjunct professor of meteorology. Raleigh News Observer 7/31/04

"Most self-created heroes are narcissists in a slump," says Sociology Lecturer Mike Rustigan. The New York Times 8/2/04 (free registration required)

Students Ed James and Tony Douangviseth create HOPE (Helping Oakland's People Eat) Enterprises to educate youth about good nutrition. San Francisco Chronicle 8/1/04


Student Jonathan Lally works behind the scenes at Oakland's iMusicast, an all-ages, no-alcohol venue. San Francisco Chronicle 7/30/04

SFSU and Daly City's demographics appeal to Serramonte Center in its marketing efforts. San Mateo County Times 7/30/04

Student Kokoa Lawson comments on a new retail line aimed at college students. SF Gate 7/29/04; The London (Ontario) Free Press 8/3/04; San Jose Mercury News 8/15/04 (free subscription required)

Aaron Kerner, assistant professor of cinema, curates "Collapsing Histories" an exhibit in Tokyo. Daily 7/29/04

Palo Alto teacher Trebor Winslow, an SFSU alumn, is profiled. San Jose Mercury News (free registration required) 7/29/04

Adjunct Meteorology Professor Jan Null describes the heatstroke dangers for children left in automobiles. The (Stamford) Advocate 7/28/04

Abandoned school building near campus is boarded up for safety. San Francisco Chronicle 7/27/04

Paul Renzi, "the heart and soul" of the San Francisco Symphony and professor emeritus of music, retires this week. San Francisco Chronicle 7/26/04

Student Rachel Fingerote completes an MTV internship in Los Angeles. Monterey Herald 7/25/04

Student Theodore Ordon-Yaussi is among the potential renters facing higher rates in San Francisco. San Francisco Chronicle 7/25/04

Alum David Zhang, of the venture capital firm W.I. Harper Group's Beijing office, is "whiz kid" who's emblematic of the "new China hands." San Francisco Chronicle 7/25/04

Alum Hortensia Vidauri heads to Afghanistan as a relief worker. The Californian 7/24/04

This profile of new College of Marin President Frances White cites a budding partnership with SFSU as a fix for the under-utilized Indian Valley campus. Marin Independent Journal 7/24/04

Political Science Professor Rich DeLeon comments on the ranked-choice voting method San Francisco will use in the next election. San Francisco Examiner 7/23/04

Alum Kevin Jackson joins the Piedmont Planning Department. Contra Costa Times 7/23/04 (free registration required)

SFSU and Canada College launch San Mateo County's first bachelor's in nursing program. San Mateo County Times 7/23/04

Student Misty Day plays Hermia in "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Calaveras Enterprise 7/23/04

Alum Monica Reichl is a founding member and treasurer of Murrieta Repertory Theatre company. The Press-Enterprise 7/23/04 (free registration required)

Marshall Windmiller, professor emeritus of international relations, discusses the release of a Filipino hostage in Iraq. KQED Forum 7/22/04

San Jose teacher Patricia Leader, an SFSU alum, is profiled. San Jose Mercury News 7/22/04 (free registration required)

Alums Sandra Lang and April Vargas head to the Democratic National Convention, representing San Mateo County. San Mateo County Journal 7/22/04

Alum John Galli, a teacher in Cupertino, is profiled. San Jose Mercury News 7/22/04 (free registration required)

Alum Reginald Alexander to run for Sonoma Valley Unified School District board. Sonoma Index-Tribune 7/20/04

Alum Gordon Minorr still playing the trumpet at age 88. Ukiah Daily Journal 7/20/04

Spring 2005 application deadlines set for SFSU. Oakland Tribune 7/18/04; San Mateo County Times 7/19/04 (fourth item); Hayward Daily Review 7/19/04; Tri-Valley Herald 7/25/04

Alum Jessica Wilson is serving a two-month internship with the Foreign Service Institute's Transition Center, an arm of the State Department. The (Fremont) Argus 7/19/04

Alum Tommy Keegan has founded Keegan Ales Brewery. Kingston (New York) Daily Freeman 7/19/04

"Firewalker," written by alum Susan Graumann, begins filming in October in Mendocino County. Ukiah Daily Journal 7/17/04

Read this feature on alum Paul Flores, poet and founder of the spoken word poetry group, "Los Delicados: Poetas del sol." Florida Times-Union 7/16/04

Read this feature on anthropology student Jo Farrell, whose photographs are currently on exhibit in San Francisco. San Francisco Chronicle 7/16/04

A traveling photo exhibit views protest movements, including a look at the SFSU student coalition known as the Third World Liberation Front. San Francisco Chronicle 7/16/04

Child dies in heated car; an SFSU study documenting temperature increases in enclosed cars is cited. Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel 7/16/04

The San Leandro Hospital Auxiliary awards a scholarship to student Mia David. Alameda Times-Star 7/16/04

SFSU among organizations given a federal grant to monitor ocean health. San Jose Mercury News 7/15/04 (second item; free subscription required)

In favoring Democratic party politics, the NAACP comes close to violating its nonprofit status says political science Professor Robert C. Smith. San Jose Mercury News 7/14/04 (free subscription required)

A new book on sustainable development for cities, by urban studies Professor Raquel Pinderhughes, is cited as recommended summer reading. SFGate 7/14/04 (third item)

Philosophy Professor Jacob Needleman's book, "The American Soul," is referred to in this letter to the editor. San Francisco Chronicle 7/14/04 (second letter)

Campus reportedly eyes a philanthropy-focused curriculum for teacher education. Michigan Live 7/12/04

Alum Maya Hart is a driving force behind Oakland's second annual Hip-Hop Film Festival. Oakland Tribune 7/12/04

Professor Emeritus Manfred Wolf comments on culture wars and campaign politics. Toledo Blade 7/12/04

School board members' blocking of safety measures for the abandoned School of the Arts building near SFSU "was a move strictly about wielding power," this columnist writes. San Francisco Chronicle 7/12/04

Cinema student Brena Robinson works on the situation comedy "Shop Talk." Oakland Tribune 7/11/04

Exhibit spotlights elder artists from SFSU and other programs. Contra Costa Times 7/10/04 (free registration required)

From the 1979 archives: SF State student wins marathon. San Francisco Chronicle 7/9/04

Alum Danny Glover to present an evening of stories, conversation and film clips. Sacramento Bee 7/8/04 (last item)

A profile of alum Alex Borstein, actress and writer. Back Stage 7/7/04

Student Nandini Chattopadhyay, chosen to receive a Merage American Dream Fellowship, is interviewed. India Abroad (Rediff.com) 7/7/04

Alum Mari Lyn Salvador named director of San Diego's Museum of Man. San Diego Union Tribune 7/7/04 (free registration required)

Sanjoy Banerjee, professor of international relations, comments on comparison between the Patriot Act and India's Prevention of Terrorism Act. The Athens (Ohio) News 7/6/04

Office of International Programs Director Yenbo Wu comments on the difficulties facing foreign students who want to study in the U.S. Sacramento Bee 7/5/04

The San Francisco School Board is "in a tug-of-war" over payment to repair the former School of the Arts Building near campus. San Francisco Chronicle 7/5/04

Librarian Virginia Ann Shadwick receives the National Education Association Human and Civil Rights Award. San Mateo County Times 7/5/04

Jan Null, adjunct professor of meteorology, found that a car's interior temperature can rise 43 degrees in one hour on an 80-degree day. San Antonio Express-News (free registration required) 7/5/04

Student Westley Bachlay talks about working the graveyard shift for a Peninsula bus line. San Mateo County Times 7/3/04

Greek film festival to benefit Modern Greek Studies program at SFSU. San Francisco Chronicle 7/3/04

UCSD's Scripps Institution of Oceanography and SFSU get $20.4 million grant to monitor coastal currents. SFGate 7/1/04; Free registration required: San Diego Union Tribune 7/1/04; San Jose Mercury News 7/1/04

SFSU retiree Lou Taylor says Hunters Point dance classes help both her arthritis and bowling game. San Francisco Chronicle 7/2/04

"People are saying that things are bad, but that they trust this guy (Gov. Schwarzenegger) to make it right," said Corey Cook, assistant professor of political science. Chicago Tribune 7/1/04 (free registration required); The Kansas City Star 6/30/04 (free registration required)

The Sequoia Healthcare District's support of an SFSU bachelor's degree nursing program at Canada College is cited. San Mateo County Times 7/1/04


"I don't believe that documentaries are truthful. Their goal is not to tell the truth. Their goal is to make you think," says cinema Professor Pat Ferrero about Disney's new film "America's Heart and Soul." San Francisco Chronicle 6/30/04

The abandoned School of the Arts building near campus gets the go-ahead for a cleanup. San Francisco Chronicle 6/30/04

Him Mark Lai, adjunct professor of Asian American studies, comments on a pro-Taiwan/pro-China rift in San Francisco's Chinese community. Caspar Star Tribune 6/30/04; SFGate 6/29/04; Guardian (UK) 6/29/04; Free registration required: San Diego Union Tribune 6/29/04; Atlanta Journal-Constitution 6/29/04; San Jose Mercury News 6/29/04; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 6/29/04; Los Angeles Daily News 7/10/04

Alum Paul Cayard, reknowned yachtsman, qualifies for U.S. Olympic team in sailing. San Jose Mercury News (free registration required) 6/29/04

Student Misty Day plays Hermia in a "Midsummer Night's Dream" at Murphy's Creek Theatre. Calaveras Enterprise 6/28/04

Read this opinion piece on marriage by student Michal Lev-Ram. J. 6/25/04

English Professor Michael Krasny comments on dealing with anti-Israeli sentiment as host of KQED Forum. J. 6/25/04

A seminar organized by the College of Extended Learning's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute examines how aging is viewed in popular culture and media. Oakland Tribune 6/28/04

The most stressful part of being 20-something is choosing a career, says counseling Professor Robert Chope. Fort Worth Star-Telegram 6/27/04 (free registration required)

About 80 percent of Chinese Americans who immigrated before 1950 came from the southwest bank of the Pearl River Delta says Marlon Hom, professor and chair of Asian American Studies. San Francisco Chronicle 6/27/04

Alum Roz Spafford is named a provost at University of California Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz Sentinel 6/27/04

Columnist recalls seeing Ray Charles perform at her alma mater, San Francisco State. San Francisco Chronicle 6/25/04

Alum Jesus Barraza, Oakland artist who "creates posters with bold, simple screen prints in the Chicano tradition of social activism," is profiled. San Francisco Chronicle 6/25/04

Alum José-Carlos Diaz, an arts entrepreneur "with vision and resolve," is profiled. Miami New Times 6/24/04

Journalism Professor Ken Kobre's "Photojournalism, The Professionals' Approach" is reviewed. Hold The Front Page 6/24/04

Professor of Counseling Louis Falik to give workshops on learning tools to help children with mental disabilities. The (Malaysia) Star 6/24/04

Surfers band together to offer seawater testing; an SFSU biology professor among the group. San Jose Mercury News 6/23/04 (free registration required); KTVU-TV News 6/23/04; SFGate 6/23/04; Contra Costa Times 6/27/04 (free registration required)

Speech and communications Professor Joe Tuman comments on Bill Clinton's upcoming book tour. Contra Costa Times 6/21/04 (free registration required)

Wrestling Coach Lars Jensen to be inducted into sports hall of fame in San Mateo. San Mateo County Times 6/21/04

An SFSU study showing dangerous temperatures in parked cars is cited. Minneapolis Star Tribune 6/21/04

"We would like to become the leader in family business education," said Michael Meeks, assistant professor of management. Oakland Tribune 6/20/04; San Mateo County Times 6/20/04

Alum Linton Byington -- a pacifist whose son is a solider -- reflects on fatherhood. San Francisco Chronicle 6/20/04

Management Professor John Sullivan predicts employers may increasingly recruit outside the U.S. Press Enterprise 6/20/04 (free registration required)

Student Kevin Bailey volunteers at the Broncho Billy Film Festival. Tri-Valley Herald 6/20/04

Alum Art Gagnier, a teacher in Mountain View, is profiled. San Jose Mercury News 6/17/04

The Irving M. Klein International String Competition, based at SFSU, names the 2004 winners. San Francisco Chronicle 6/16/04

Renaming of arts center, to honor former faculty member Malonga Casquelourd, scheduled for Sunday in Oakland. San Francisco Chronicle 6/16/04

Associate Professor of International Relations Sanjoy Banerjee discussed the recent elections in India. KQED Forum 6/15/04

Alum Nichelle Tramble sets her urban mystery novels in Oakland. Oakland Tribune 6/15/04

Adjunct Meteorology Professor Jan Null recommends weather resources to readers, including "excellent degree programs in meteorology" at SJSU and SFSU. San Jose Mercury News 6/15/04 (free registration required)

Student Kiaran Cheevers comments on why coffee shops are popular. Oakland Tribune 6/14/04; Alameda Times-Star 6/14/04; San Mateo County Times 6/14/04

Women Studies Lecturer Sheila Tully comments on activists who protested Ronald Reagan's funeral. Western Herald 6/14/04

The new plays festival "PlayGround" had its origins in Creative Writing Associate Professor Brighde Mullins' class. Alameda Times-Star 6/14/04; San Mateo County Times 6/11/04; Oakland Tribune 6/11/04

Read History Professor Jules Tygiel's opinion piece on the Reagan legacy. San Francisco Chronicle 6/13/04

Alum Theresa Kramer honored for decades of service to Democratic Women's Club of Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz Sentinel 6/13/04

Graduate student Adam Brodsky slain by robbers. San Francisco Chronicle 6/13/04; San Diego Union Tribune 6/12/04; NBC11 News 6/12/04; Free registration required: San Jose Mercury News 6/13/04; Contra Costa Times 6/13/04

Alum Mike McManus inducted into the Dipsea Hall of Fame at the race's annual dinner in San Rafael. Marin Independent Journal 6/13/04

Read this feature profile of Alum Rebecca Solnit, "America's best young essayist." San Francisco Chronicle 6/13/04

"To conservatives, he's an unadorned hero, and to most liberals, he borders on being an unadorned villain," commented History Professor Jules Tygiel about Ronald Reagan. San Francisco Chronicle 6/11/04

Associate Professor of Anthropology James Quesada comments on how Bay Area Central Americans view Ronald Reagan. San Francisco Chronicle 6/11/04

Political Science Professor Robert C. Smith comments on how minorities view Ronald Reagan. KPIX5 News 6/11/04

Meteorology Professor John Monteverdi's research cited to prove the city’s February storm was "at least a 1,000-year rainfall event." San Francisco Examiner 6/11/04

"Wrestling icon" Lars Jensen, kinesiology lecturer and wrestling coach, is profiled. San Mateo County Times 6/11/04

Delroy Lindo graduates from SFSU. (third item) San Francisco Chronicle 6/11/04

Alumni inducted into Hall of Fame are noted. (last item) San Francisco Chronicle 6/11/04

The first graduates of SFSU's bachelor’s program offered onsite at the Delancey Street residential rehabilitation center are featured. San Francisco Chronicle 6/10/04

Business Professor Gary Selnow, who received the SFSU President's Medal in recognition of his work on behalf of WiRED, is profiled. Half Moon Bay Review 6/10/04

The "centerpiece creation" at San Rafael’s Italian Street Painting Festival will be alum Cuong Nguyen’s 16-by-20-foot reproduction of the "Mona Lisa." Marin Independent Journal 6/10/04

Alum Elizabeth Donsky advocates for healthful eating at Berkeley natural grocery. Sacramento Bee 6/10/04

Alum Art Gagnier, a Mountain View teacher, is profiled. San Jose Mercury News 6/10/04 (free subscription required)

Alum James Wang is emblematic of the newly rich consuming luxury goods in China. The New York Times 6/9/04

Alum Stephen Bradford coordinates Santa Monica street performers. The (Santa Monica) Lookout News 6/9/04

Alum Linda Burbank is travel ombudsman for USA Today. USA Today 6/7/04

"We live in the age of Ronald Reagan. We live in the wake of Reagan's reforms," said history Professor Jules Tygiel, whose biography of the former president will soon be published. The Tampa Tribune 6/8/04; The Seattle Times 6/8/04; Houston Chronicle 6/8/04; Chicago Daily Herald 6/8/04; Albany Times Union 6/8/04; CBC News 6/8/04; The Ledger 6/8/04; Worcester Telegram 6/8/04; Tallahassee Democrat 6/8/04; Long Beach Press Telegram 6/7/04; SFGate 6/7/04; Forbes Online 6/7/04; Los Angeles Daily News 6/7/04; Penn Live 6/7/04; WTOP Radio Network 6/7/04; Canada.com 6/7/04; Biloxi Sun-Herald 6/7/04; Columbus Ledger-Enquirer 6/7/04; Fort Wayne Journal 6/7/04; Duluth News Tribune 6/7/04; Myrtle Beach Sun News 6/7/04; Bradenton Herald 6/7/04; San Luis Obispo Tribune 6/7/04; Centre Daily Times 6/7/04; Lexington Herald-Leader 6/7/04; (New Orleans) Times Picayune 6/7/04; Monterey County Herald 6/8/04; Free registration required: Miami Herald 6/8/04; Philadelphia Inquirer 6/8/04; Fort Worth Star-Telegram 6/8/04; Atlanta Journal-Constitution 6/8/04; Los Angeles Times 6/7/04; San Jose Mercury News 6/7/04; The Charlotte Observer 6/7/04; Kansas City Star 6/7/04; Akron Beacon Journal 6/7/04; The Press-Enterprise 6/7/04

Geography Professor John Westfall is a co-author of a new book on the transit of Venus. San Francisco Chronicle 6/7/04

Alum Mary Lou Weggenmann is named 2004-05 director of the National Federation of Republican Women. Oakland Tribune 6/7/04

Student Cynthia Gentry talks about writing erotica. San Mateo County Times 6/7/04

An auto's interior temperature can jump 19 degrees in just 10 minutes, says Jan Null, adjunct professor of meteorology. San Marcos (Texas) Daily Record 6/6/04

Read Senior Assistant Librarian David Hellman’s review of "You Remind Me of Me." San Francisco Chronicle 6/6/04

Student Josh Wolf takes action to challenge San Francisco's policies on homelessness. San Francisco Chronicle 6/5/04

Alum Charles Hall among inventors who successfully defended a patent. WebIndia 6/5/04

June Jordan High won’t be back on campus in the fall. San Francisco Chronicle 6/5/04

San Francisco State among the universities listed as part of Hilsdale High's class of 2004 being awarded more scholarships than any other class in school history. San Mateo County Times 6/4/04

Two students from a "cutting edge" digital music program at Diablo Valley College will continue their studies at SF State. Contra Costa Times 6/4/04 (free registration required)

City workers repair Font Boulevard pavement "just in time for… last weekend's graduation ceremonies at nearby San Francisco State." San Francisco Chronicle 6/3/04

City Board of Education divided over boarding up vacant School of the Arts building near SFSU. San Francisco Chronicle 6/3/04

Oakland City Council honors former faculty member, renames arts center the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts. Oakland Tribune 6/3/04

Alum John Matsuoka, a Special Agent with the Secret Service, aspires to make the U.S. Olympic team in judo. San Francisco Chronicle 6/3/04

Alum Randi McCall talks about her moonlighting as a romance writer. Ledger Dispatch 6/3/04 (free registration required)

Alum Donn Thompson retires as teacher with French Camp School. Manteca Bulletin 6/3/04

Alum Ahimsa Porter Sumchai talks about environmental hazards and injustices in San Francisco's Bay View Hunters Point district. San Francisco Bay View 6/2/04

A profile of alum Jason Sperling, "professional party personality." East Bay Express 6/2/04

Players fund-raising to save volleyball. San Francisco Chronicle 6/2/04

Alum Chris Larsen speaks "in the great tradition of San Francisco State." San Francisco Chronicle 6/2/04

A feature profile of alum Jeanice Skvaril, who designs bold, artful furniture. San Francisco Chronicle 6/2/04

"They like the aspect that it's a little bit dangerous," says Neils Teunis, assistant professor of human sexuality studies, about men who cruise in parks for sex partners. Indianapolis Star 6/1/04

Alum Brandon Thomas heads to a job in Iraq, hoping to earn funding for his film project. San Francisco Chronicle 6/1/04

San Jose State announces budget cuts; SFSU’s plan is referenced. San Jose Mercury News 6/1/04 (free registration required)

Alum John Mazyck to screen his film at 6th annual San Francisco Black Film Festival. Oakland Tribune 6/1/04; Alameda Times-Star 6/1/04


Student Harjant Gill serves as casting director for the indie project, "Mission Movie." San Francisco Chronicle 5/31/04

Alum John Fecondo named community relations director for AlmaVia of San Francisco. San Mateo County Times 5/30/04; Oakland Tribune 5/30/04

"He knows he has things to learn," says Journalism Professor and Chair John Burks about the San Francisco Examiner's new owner. Denver Post 5/30/04

Faculty, students and others form Ghostlight Theatre Company and stage "Hunting for Moby Dick." Santa Cruz Sentinel 5/30/04

Arts building may honor former faculty member Malonga Casquelourd. Oakland Tribune 5/29/04

Urban studies Professor Richard LeGates comments on controversies surrounding the affordable housing dilemma in San Francisco. The Sacramento Bee 5/29/04

Read student Michal Lev-Ram’s opinion piece, on revealing his national identity in an Arabic language class. J. 5/28/04

Actor Delroy Lindo to graduate from SFSU. KABC-TV7 News 5/28/04

"The film is very entertaining, but the science is over the top," said geosciences professor and chair Lisa White about "The Day After Tomorrow." Meteorology Professor Oswaldo Garcia added that "the original premise was plausible. Everything that happened from the beginning was very unrealistic." KPIX-TV5 News 5/28/04

Read this feature profile of business Professor Gary Selnow, who receives the President’s medal at commencement for his work with WiRED International. San Francisco Chronicle 5/28/04

Student Ruby Lopez, the reigning Miss Latina USA, visits with middle school students. Contra Costa Times 5/28/04 (free registration required)

SFSU’s hood recipients, representing their colleges at commencement, are recognized. San Francisco Chronicle 5/28/04 (fourth item)

Alum Allen Biggs started the "Bucket Brigade" to bring music and self-empowerment to kids. San Francisco Chronicle 5/28/04

Alum Trish Janow turns home economics classes into culinary arts. San Francisco Chronicle 5/28/04

Maziar Behrooz, assistant professor of history, talks about the Iraqi prison abuse scandal during a Commonwealth Club town hall forum. San Francisco Examiner 5/27/04

Cinema alums David Munro and Xandra Castleton start their own production company to shoot the full-length comedy feature, "Full Grown Men." San Francisco Chronicle 5/27/04

Student Alexis Johnson, who tried out for "American Idol" last year, says KTVU-TV's "Gimme the Mike!" is "a lot more personal…less pressure." San Francisco Chronicle 5/27/04

Alums Tamara Vladic and Jonathan Bartlett open Deliciouz, a "chic shoe boutique" in Walnut Creek. Walnut Creek Journal 5/27/04 (free registration required)

Alum Andrea Lego talks about her career as a social worker. San Francisco Bay View 5/26/04

Women's softball head coach Kristi Lansford is named the 2004 Coach of the Year for the California Collegiate Athletic Association. Porterville Record 5/26/04

"It is really great news" said nursing student Stella Ho, learning that she qualifies for federal financial aid. San Francisco Chronicle 5/26/04

"Each group has a stake in keeping Iraq united, otherwise they become subject to all kinds of other pressure and danger," said Sanjoy Banerjee, associate professor of international relations. KPIX5 News 5/25/04

Alum Barbara Ware featured in landscape artists' show. Ukiah Daily Journal 5/25/04

"We wanted things done differently," comments speech and communications Professor Joe Tuman regarding the record of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. San Jose Mercury News 5/25/04 (free registration required)

SFSU's April staging of "Assassins" by "leading local director Barbara Damashek" was well-received. San Francisco Chronicle 5/25/04

Nursing credential students learn they are not eligible for federal financial aid. San Francisco Chronicle 5/25/04; San Jose Mercury News 5/25/04 (free subscription required); Sarasota Herald-Tribune 5/25/04

Alum Donna Wayne, "an extraordinary supervisor," retires as program manager for the Marin Employment Connection. Marin Independent Journal 5/25/04

Adjunct meteorology Professor Jan Null comments on potential wind patterns at the Phillies' new ballpark. The (Delaware) News Journal 5/24/04

Alum Jim Beaver is executive director of the West Contra Costa Healthcare District. Contra Costa Times 5/24/04 (free registration required)

SFSU’s youngest graduate in the class of 2004, Dominique McAfee, says high school had been "boring." San Mateo County Times 5/23/04 (last item)

Poetry Center receives $10,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant to help preserve historical film footage. San Francisco Chronicle 5/23/04

"Some of the best electronic music in the world" is produced in the Bay Area by such "pioneers" as alum Jay-J. San Francisco Chronicle 5/23/04

The abandoned building near campus that once housed San Francisco's School of the Arts is targeted by "ChronicleWatch" for improvement. San Francisco Chronicle 5/23/04

Stephen Sondheim’s musical "Assassins" is "lurking everywhere," including a recent staging at SFSU. San Jose Mercury News 5/23/04 (free registration required)

Alum Ben Visnick to take over as president of Oakland’s city school teachers union. Alameda Times-Star 5/23/04; Oakland Tribune 5/23/04

Read this feature profile of geography Professor Max Kirkeberg and his "San Francisco on Foot" class. San Francisco Chronicle 5/22/04

Student Weston Green, who appeared on "Wheel of Fortune," says "I think I got more out of it losing than winning." The (Salinas) Californian 5/22/04

Alum Grace Magnussen, who won a silver medal at the 2002 Pan Am Games, participates in Olympic wrestling trials. Contra Costa Times 5/22/04

Student Joshua Castro speaks out against higher education’s "compact" with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger at a public hearing held at UC Berkeley. San Francisco Chronicle 5/22/04

UC Davis beats SFSU -- on "Wheel of Fortune." Davis Enterprise 5/21/04

Student Rob Crook auditions on "The Early Show" for a soap opera role. CBS News 5/20/04

Alum David Spivack, senior character animator for PDI/DreamWorks, among the animators behind "Shrek 2." Metro West Daily 5/20/04

Sports deserve better treatment in our schools, this opinion piece states. Alameda Times-Star 5/20/04; San Mateo County Times 5/20/04; Oakland Tribune 5/20/04

SFSU's exhibit, "At Work: The Art of California Labor" on loan to Corona Public Library. The Press-Enterprise 5/20/04 (free registration required)

Marlon Hom, professor and chair of Asian American studies, comments on a shift in allegiance toward Beijing among the traditional Chinese American community in San Francisco. San Francisco Chronicle 5/19/04

Classics Professor Phillip Stanley is quoted in a story about conflict within the Vergilian Society. San Francisco Chronicle 5/19/04

A stretch of sidewalk on Font Boulevard, near the SFSU campus, is targeted by "ChronicleWatch" for repair. San Francisco Chronicle 5/19/04

Alum Chuck Taber directs the San Ramon Symphonic Band. Contra Costa Times 5/19/04 (free registration required)

Urban Institute Executive Director Brian Murphy named president of De Anza College. San Jose Mercury News 5/18/04 (free registration required)

"Soap Star Screen Tests" take to the road for auditions at SFSU and other colleges. CBS News 5/17/04

A feature profile of student Yael Braha whose film, “The Waves” was screened at Cannes. Alameda Times-Star 5/17/04

History Professor Jules Tygiel comments that integration within professional baseball caused many Americans “to look more favorably on the idea of integration and made them more willing to accept and understand the Brown decision." The Dallas Morning News 5/17/04 (free registration required)

Journalism Professor Ken Kobre gives advice on taking the perfect vacation photos. The Kansas City Star 5/16/04 (free registration required); Indianapolis Star 7/4/04

Read College of Business Dean Jerry Platt’s letter to the editor. San Francisco Chronicle 5/16/04

Read Senior Assistant Librarian David Hellman’s review of the novel "Conspirators." San Francisco Chronicle 5/16/04

Alum Vanessa Nelson, a Berkeley artist and cancer survivor, is profiled. Oakland Tribune 5/16/04

Student Nandini Chattopadhyay wins an inaugural fellowship from the Merage Institute for the American Dream. Los Angeles Times 5/16/04 (free registration required)

Teens featured in "Waiting to Be Heard" include Courtney King, headed to SFSU in the fall. San Francisco Chronicle 5/15/04

Read this feature profile on SFSU’s graduate program in cinema, where "students are attracted to the university's supportive (and competitive) academic environment." San Francisco Bay Guardian 5/12/04

Journalism Assistant Professor Andrew DeVigal comments on the design of news home pages. Editor & Publisher 5/14/04

SF State cuts five sports teams. ESPN 5/13/04; The (Fort Wayne) News-Sentinel 5/14/04; Worcester Telegram & Gazette 5/13/04; The (Macon) Telegraph 5/13/04; Columbus Ledger-Enquirer 5/13/04; Centre Daily Times 5/13/04; Monterey County Herald 5/13/04; Myrtle Beach Sun News 5/13/04; The (South Carolina) State 5/13/04; The (San Luis Obispo) Tribune 5/13/04; The (Lakeland) Ledger 5/13/04; Tallahassee Democrat 5/13/04; Bradenton Herald 5/13/04; Duluth News 5/13/04; Biloxi Sun Herald 5/13/04; Tuscaloosa (Alabama) News 5/13/04; San Jose Mercury News, The Charlotte Observer, Philadelphia Inquirer 5/13/04 (free registration required); Chronicle of Higher Education 5/14/04 (subscription required); San Francisco Chronicle 5/14/04; San Diego Tribune 5/14/04; Napa Valley Register 5/14/04

Student Yael Braha "has won the movie lottery" and shows her short film at Cannes this weekend. SFGate 5/14/04

Alum Johnny Mathis "still pumping out albums." Peoria Journal Star 5/14/04

Alum Niels Dahl-Jensen, co-owner and CEO of Montclair Antiques, is profiled. Montclarion 5/13/04 (free registration required)

Read history Professor Christopher Waldrep's opinion piece on "Why it matters how many people murdered Emmett Till." San Francisco Chronicle 5/13/04

Sports take a hit at SF State. Alameda Times-Star 5/13/04

Students walk out in protest of budget cuts. NBC11 5/12/04; KRON4 5/12/04; KPIX-TV 5/12/04; KGO-TV 5/12/04; SFGate 5/13/04 (5th item); San Francisco Chronicle 5/13/04

Alum Robin Kramer, teacher at Mountain View High School, is profiled. San Jose Mercury News 5/13/04 (free registration required)

Alum Chad Sweeney transforms young lives as a WritersCorps teacher. San Francisco Chronicle 5/13/04

Alum Lee Brady leads the "Page to Stage" production in Monterey Peninsula College's annual Festival of Shorts. Monterey County Herald 5/13/04

Alum Al Levin, co-author of "Luck Is No Accident," gives unexpected career advice. San Jose Mercury News 5/13/04 (free registration required)

Corey Cook, assistant professor of political science, comments on the pros and cons of Attorney General Bill Lockyer becoming involved in the David Hill case. The Recorder 5/12/04 (subscription required)

Men's track and field to be cut at season's end. San Francisco Chronicle 5/12/04; Alameda Times-Star 5/12/04

Students Alejandro Wilkins and Ezra Stanley shoot their 20-minute indie film in Alameda. Oakland Tribune 5/12/04; Alameda Times-Star 5/25/04; Tri-Valley Herald 5/25/04

Alum Eman Isadiar is named executive director of the Fremont Symphony. The (Fremont) Argus 5/12/04

Kinesiology Professor Allen Abraham is inducted into 2004 California Wrestling Hall of Fame. Turlock Journal 5/12/04

Alum Stephen Asp returns as varsity basketball coach at San Mateo High. San Mateo County Times 5/11/04

Student Anthony Edwards uses a wireless connection to take an online economics course. The Sacramento Bee 5/10/04

Leading the prosecution against alleged cop murderer David Hill is SFSU alum Valerie McGuire. The Recorder 5/10/04 (subscription required)

Alum Barbara McArthur recalls leaving school to become a WAVE. Marin Independent Journal 5/10/04

Cuts at SFSU seen as a "sign of things to come" for all of California's higher education system. Oakland Tribune 5/10/04

Prisoner photos from Iraq "make us ask, what are we doing here, defending people who desecrate our sacrifice?" says journalism Professor Ken Kobre. USA Today 5/9/04

"If he's (John Kerry) going to win this election, he needs to be articulating a different vision for Iraq," says Joseph Tuman, professor of speech and communication studies. Los Angeles Times 5/9/04

San Francisco's public "heart installations" will include a sculpture at SFSU. San Francisco Chronicle 5/9/04

Read management Professor Stan Kowalczyk's letter to the editor, on increased brokerage fees. San Francisco Chronicle 5/9/04

Pay linked to performance makes sound commercial sense, says management Professor John Sullivan. Sunday Herald (UK) 5/9/04

Theatre arts Professor Larry Eilenberg comments on Sam Shepard's play "The Late Henry Moss." San Francisco Chronicle 5/8/04

Drunken driving simulator to make campus visit, help reinforce the message "Don't drink and drive." Contra Costa Times 5/8/04

Alum John Baker announces pending retirement as Gavilan College vice president for student services. Morgan Hill Times 5/7/04

The June Jordan School for Equity to move from SFSU in fall. San Francisco Examiner 5/7/04

Student Rachel Brice among the accomplished bellydancers, who one promoter predicts, will be part of "the biggest dance craze since America's romance with 'Riverdance.'" The Daily Star (Lebanon) 5/7/04

Alum Marty Pulvers is proprietor of Sherlock's Haven, "one of a dying breed: a place for tobacco aficionados." San Francisco Chronicle 5/7/05

Commenting on California Highway Patrol cooperation in San Francisco crime prevention, criminal justice Lecturer Ken Walsh said traffic stops are routinely used nationwide to saturate high-crime areas. San Francisco Examiner 5/5/04

Alum Donna Schumacher blends her theatre training with skills as a hair stylist to coordinate actors' wigs for "Into the Woods." Pacifica Tribune 5/5/04

Management Professor John Sullivan advises on effective questions HR managers can use in hiring. CIO Asia 5/5/04

A study by adjunct meteorology Professor Jan Null shows a car's interior temperature can climb 19 degrees in just 10 minutes. Los Angeles Times (free registration required) 5/5/04

Hate crime hoaxes on college campuses, including SFSU, are described. The Californian 5/5/04

"Technology moves in quantum jumps, then you have to backfill. We're now in the backfill phase of this period," said information systems Professor Sam Gill. ZDNet 5/4/04; CNet News 5/4/04

Alum Nell McNichol, now Kali Ma, recalls how she became a member of Kashi Ashram. Verona Beach (Fla.) Press-Journal 5/4/04

Alum Scott Bauhofer named senior vice president of Gateway Inc. Sioux City Journal 5/4/04

Professor and chair of health education Mary Beth Love is featured in a profile of her marriage. The New York Times 5/2/04 (free registration required)

A profile of alum Heather Fong, San Francisco's new police chief. San Francisco Chronicle 5/2/04

As a sign that college campuses are paying attention to news the draft may be reinstated, an article in SFSU's student newspaper is cited. San Francisco Chronicle 5/2/04

Alum Tim Bates, an organic apple farmer, joins the fight against genetically modified organisms. San Diego Union Tribune 5/2/04(free registration required)

Political science Professor Rich DeLeon comments on San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris' decision not to seek the death penalty for an alleged cop killer. Sacramento Bee 5/1/04


A town hall meeting on the importance of funding California's state universities held on campus. San Francisco Examiner 4/30/04

Student Yael Braha is headed to the prestigious Cannes Film Festival to screen her film, “The Waves.” J 4/30/04

Nursing school Director Beatrice Yorker comments on the motivations of nurses who are serial killers. The New York Times 4/30/04 (free registration required)

Alum Craig Kodros' spice and dried mushroom company is dubbed "one of the best suppliers I know" by chef Jeremiah Tower. San Francisco Chronicle 4/30/04

The quintet "evening," featuring alums Lee Burik and Patrik Sklenar, is "a buzz band on the cusp of national recognition." Phoenix New Times 4/29/04

SFSU's athletic department faces budget cuts of up to 50 percent. San Mateo County Times 4/30/04

Management Lecturer Florence Alberts comments on why Millbrae can help a Russian delegation learn about chambers of commerce. San Mateo County Times 4/29/04

Carlos Cordova, professor of Raza studies, comments on the appeal and social value of the Mission District's panaderias. San Francisco Chronicle 4/28/04; Monterey County Herald 5/5/04

Campus hosts town hall meeting on Thursday regarding budget cuts to CSU system. San Francisco Chronicle 4/28/04

A parent of an incoming student reflects on Selective Service registration. San Francisco Chronicle 4/27/04

Eric Solomon, professor of English, leads a discussion of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Last Tycoon." KQED Forum 4/26/04

Leah Garchik carries an item on SF Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White's connection with SFSU. San Francisco Chronicle 4/26/04

Students stage an impromptu counter-demonstration to same-sex marriage protest. San Francisco Chronicle 4/26/04

Daly City resident Ann Hallum appointed dean of graduate studies. San Mateo County Times 4/26/04

Jan Null, adjunct professor of meteorology, talks about the hazards of leaving children unattended in warm cars. Las Vegas Review-Journal 4/25/04

Alum Regina Louise Ollison, at age 40 is "adopted by the woman who had been denied the opportunity three decades ago." SanFrancisco Chronicle 4/25/04; Houston Chronicle 5/2/04

Deborah Tolman, director of the Center for Research on Gender and Sexuality, comments on the growing appeal of passion parties. San Francisco Chronicle 4/25/04

Read American Indian Studies Lecturer Matthew Shenoda's opinion piece on why it "is imperative that people in the United States and the greater West begin to understand the perspective of the majority in the Arab world. " Newsday 4/25/04; Oakland Tribune 5/2/04; San Mateo County Times 5/2/04

Professor Emeritus Byron McGilvray among the judges at the Southeast Alaska Music Festival. Juneau Empire 4/25/04

Assemblyman Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, sponsors a double fine zone bill for 19th Avenue. San Francisco Chronicle 4/24/04; KPIX-TV 4/23/04

Alum Matt Black to give a talk on the "Black Okies" who followed the Cotton Trail west. The Porterville Record 4/24/04

College sports a target in state budget woes. Los Angeles Times 4/23/04 (free registration required)

English Professor Michael Krasny moderated a discussion of nuclear weapons and UC's management of the Los Alamos, Lawrence Livermore and Lawrence Berkeley laboratories. Oakland Tribune 4/23/04; Tri-Valley Herald 4/23/04; The(Fremont) Argus 4/26/04

A short film by student Yael Braha to be shown at Cannes Film Festival. KRON 4 News 4/21/04; KGO-TV 4/21/04

Alum Jack Yeager gets ultimate Trekkie honor, elected 2004 commandant of Starfleet Marines international. Ledger Dispatch 4/21/04

Alum David Carradine says he first explored acting as an SFSU student. San Bernardino Sun 4/21/04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 4/22/04; azcentral.com 4/24/04; Houston Chronicle 4/26/04

Cinema majors comment on the "Extreme Cinema" segment of the San Francisco International Film Festival. San Francisco Chronicle 4/21/04

Alum Rex Navarrete decribes his life, career and unique blend of political and ethnic comedy. San Jose Mercury News 4/20/04 (free registration required)

Alum Peter Coyote records the narration for the Memphis exhibition of "Masters of Florence: Glory & Genius at the Court of the Medici." The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal 4/20/04 (free registration required)

"In just two years we have lost more than $25 million in our base general fund budget, pushing us beyond the point of making short-term fixes," said Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs John Gemello in announcing academic budget plans. San Jose Mercury News 4/20/04 (free registration required); Sarasota (Florida) Herald Tribune 4/20/04; KTVU-TV News 4/19/04; NBC11 News 4/20/04

"We just can't afford doing everything we have been doing," said Provost John Gemello in announcing budget cuts to academic areas. San Francisco Chronicle 4/20/04

SFSU among a new trend on campuses—hate crime hoaxes where "the alleged victims turned out to be the perpetrators." Los Angeles Times 4/20/04 (free registration required); San Jose Mercury News 4/20/04 (free registration required); San Diego Union-Tribune 4/20/04; Sarasota (Florida) Herald Tribune 4/20/04; SFGate 4/20/04; Imperial Valley Press 4/20/04

Campus announces proposed cuts to academic programs. SFGate 4/20/04 (second item)

Information systems Professor Sam Gill and SFSU students comment on the national trend of fewer students enrolling in computer science classes. NPR Morning Edition 4/19/04

Student Yael Braha, headed to the Cannes Film Festival to showcase her film "The Waves," comments on what attracts filmmakers to the Bay Area. IndieWire 4/19/04

Russell Jeung, assistant professor of Asian American studies, to speak at Asian Pacific Culture Week in Davis. Davis Enterprise 4/19/04

Alum Kent Nagano is "the musical director of the moment." Chicago Sun-Times 4/18/04

Alum David Carradine says his first passion was music and it was through writing songs for SFSU shows that he became involved with drama. Newark Star Ledger 4/18/04

Alum Ven Voisey talks about the appeal that North Adams, Mass. holds for artists. North Adams Transcript 4/17/04

Vartan Gregorian and Willie Brown to receive honorary degrees at SFSU commencement. Tri-Valley Herald 4/16/04

Gerontology graduate studies among programs proposed for discontinuance due to budget cuts. San Francisco Chronicle 4/16/04; San Jose Mercury News 4/16/04 (free registration required); Los Angeles Times 4/17/04 (free registration required); The (Santa Rosa) Press-Democrat 4/17/04

Israeli Cabinet member Natan Sharansky visited San Francisco as part of a speaking tour of California universities, meeting Thursday with SFSU students and administrators. San Francisco Chronicle 4/16/04

Alum David Carradine, now in "Kill Bill,Vol. 2," says he kind of drifted into acting while attending SF State. Alameda Times-Star 4/16/04

Commenting on the enduring popularity of the Ford Mustang, anthropology Professor Gil Herdt said cars are “an identity statement.” The Detroit News 4/16/04

Youth festival among events marking Poetry Center's anniversary. San Francisco Chronicle 4/16/04 (second item)

Alum Deborah DuBowy, founder of Words on Dance, describes the onstage conversation the nonprofit will hold to mark George Balanchine's birth centennial. San Francisco Chronicle 4/16/04

Alum John Jermanis to continue as San Leandro city manager. Oakland Tribune 4/16/04

Alum Steven Durflinger plays the ship's captain in the Contra Costa Musical Theatre's production of "Titanic." San Francisco Chronicle 4/16/04

Alum David Carradine recalls putting on a production of "Othello'' while a student at SF State, casting himself as Iago. San Francisco Chronicle 4/16/04

Alum Heather Fong clears final hurdle—is officially named San Francisco's Police Chief. San Francisco Chronicle 4/15/04

Natan Sharansky, the Israeli minister for Jerusalem and Diaspora affairs, on a Bay Area speaking and visiting tour that includes SFSU. The (Fremont) Argus 4/15/04 [Editor's Note: Sharansky has cancelled his public lecture at SFSU; only private meetings will be held.]

April 15 is the anniversary of SFSU astronomers discovering a new extra-solar planetary system. Charleston (South Carolina) Post Courier 4/15/04 (free registration required)

Reader sees possible closing of engineering program "a dangerous move." San Jose Mercury News 4/15/04

Films by alum and College of Creative Arts Instructional Support Technician Warren Hack will be featured at Coastside Film Society's film night. Half Moon Bay Review 4/14/04

Alum Juanita Gex, retired science teacher in Alameda who brought a "refreshing approach to natural science and the excitement of learning" to her students, is profiled. Oakland Tribune 4/14/04

Plainville High School Sports Hall of Fame inducts alum Don Dellaquila. The New Britain (Connecticut) Herald 4/14/04

Heather Fong, who earned her master's degree in social work from SFSU, is named San Francisco's Police Chief. San Francisco Chronicle 4/13/04

Selecting alum Heather Fong to lead San Francisco's police force is "a slam-dunk,'' said political science Professor Rich DeLeon. San Jose Mercury News 4/13/04

Alum Janet Telford, is a flutist with the Music for the Love of It Ensemble. The Calaveras Enterprise 4/12/04

Willie Brown, former San Francisco Mayor and SFSU alum, to receive honorary doctoral degree from SFSU. San Mateo County Times 4/12/04

Alum David Carradine talks about his life and new movie, "Kill Bill, Vol. 2." The Boston Globe 4/11/04

"Everything started with those noncredit classes," says alum Brenda Arias of her higher education. San Francisco Chronicle 4/11/04

A thesis project for drama student Titian Villyard Lish gives high schoolers an outlet for expression. Contra Costa Times 4/11/04

Read Librarian David Hellman's review of the poetry collection "The Beautiful." San Francisco Chronicle 4/11/04

Professor Emeritus John DeCecco said heterosexuals' growing tolerance of homosexuals is "an uneasy acceptance." Los Angeles Times 4/11/04 (free registration required); San Francisco Chronicle 4/11/04; Contra Costa Times 4/11/04

A letter writer supports engineering education, calling it "One of the hallmarks of a great university." San Francisco Chronicle 4/11/04

Alum Scott Douthit brings his own experience with dyslexia to his teaching. San Mateo County Times 4/10/04

Alum Jessica Johnson Woods, record-holding sprinter, inducted into Aptos High Sports Hall of Fame. Santa Cruz Sentinel 4/10/04

Alum Carol Connolly, who is fighting terminal illness, is profiled. San Francisco Chronicle 4/9/04

Alum Peter Tuana is a finalist for Philomath, Ore. superintendent of schools. Corvallis Gazette-Times 4/9/04

Professor Emeritus Marshall Windmiller comments on National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice's testimony on the 9/11 terrrorist attacks. KQED Forum 4/8/04

Columnist Debra Saunders gives her opinions on ways SFSU might handle budget cuts. San Francisco Chronicle 4/8/04; Fox News 4/9/04

Alum Pamela Brown is named Council on Aging Director in Amesbury, Mass. Amesbury News 4/8/04

Alum Jim Schatz makes art and crafts on an egg theme. San Francisco Chronicle 4/7/04 (second item)

Student Christy Stratos, volunteering to help the poor file tax returns, said "It's nice to be able to help the people who can't do it themselves." San Francisco Examiner 4/6/04

Journalism chair John Burks says the new incarnation of the San Francisco Examiner should expand its coverage of San Francisco neighborhoods in order to be a "contender." Los Angeles Times 4/7/04 (free registration required)

Asking prospective employees what their dream job would be is a good way to screen whether they'd be a good fit with your company, says management Professor John Sullivan. CIO 4/7/04

Alum Dave Madden discusses Robert Penn Warren's classic novel "All the King's Men." Kentucky New Era 4/6/04

Campus considering closure of engineering school, due to budget cuts. San Francisco Chronicle 4/6/04; MercuryNews.com 4/6/04; KTVU 4/6/04; Sarasota Herald Tribune 4/6/04; Town Hall 4/8/04; San Jose Mercury News 4/8/04

The Community Science Workshop program, started in 1967 with a seed grant to SFSU, is now in 10 communities nationwide. Santa Cruz Sentinel 4/5/04

"It's amazing how long it took. This game is slow to change," said history Professor Jules Tygiel of baseball's new fascination with statistics. The Hartford Courant 4/5/04 (free registration required)

"Newsom has built up some real political capital on the left,'' said political science Professor Rich DeLeon. San Francisco Chronicle 4/5/04

Student Yuyi Morales, illustrator of the children's book "Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez," keynotes holiday celebration. Davis Enterprise 4/5/04

The research of physics and astronomy Professor and Chair Roger Bland is credited in this feature on whale sounds. NPR Weekend Edition 4/3/04

Mom searches Iraq for her soldier son, a former SFSU student. San Francisco Chronicle 4/3/04

SFSU's Poetry Center, which for 50 years has recorded "some of the biggest names in twentieth-century poetry," celebrates its anniversary. KQED California Report 4/2/04

A profile of Allen J. Landry, new preacher at Crenshaw Christian Center East in Manhattan and former SFSU student. The New York Times 4/2/04 (free registration required)

Dance Professor Jerry Duke to present at Arcata Folk Dance Festival. The Eureka Reporter 4/1/04

SFSU to offer classes at College of Marin's Indian Valley campus. Marin Independent Journal 4/1/04

Alum Rosa Lee Johansen, a teacher in Belmont, is profiled. San Jose Mercury News 4/1/04

Student Sandra Yerena talks about immigrating from Mexico, and her appreciation for her life and education in the U.S. Contra Costa Times 4/1/04


Ramon Castellblanch, assistant professor of health education, comments on the high prices that uninsured Californians pay for prescription drugs. San Francisco Chronicle 3/31/04

Alum Mike Chrystal, Sonoma County's chief administrator, is retiring. Santa Rosa Press Democrat 3/31/04

Student Natalie Batista comments on defeat of the increased student athletic fee. Los Angeles Times 3/31/04 (free registration required)

SFSU's Cesar E. Chavez Institute is cited in a history of the farm labor organizer. Ann Arbor News 3/31/04 (free registration required)

Members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors raise money for the defense of city official Mohammed Nuru; political science Professor Rich DeLeon comments. San Francisco Chronicle 3/30/04

Alum Deirdre Murphy comments on the impact of sports on inner-city girls of color. San Francisco Chronicle 3/30/04

Poetry Center sponsors book signing of critic and poet Bill Berkson's "The Sweet Singer of Modernism and Other Art Writings, 1985-2003." San Francisco Chronicle 3/30/04

English Professor Lois Lyles discusses Alice Walker's "The Color Purple" with Forum's book club. KQED Forum 3/29/04

"Teaching at San Quentin has revitalized my teaching at S.F. State," said English Professor Judy Breen in this feature story. San Francisco Chronicle 3/29/04

John Sullivan, professor of management, comments on the value of top performing employees. The Edge Daily (Malaysia) 3/29/04

Cuts to university athletic programs include SFSU where students turned down a fee increase that could have covered budget losses. San Jose Mercury News 3/29/04

Alum Marian Murphy makes family connections through genealogical research. The Green Bay News-Chronicle 3/29/04

Finding those "Fear Factor" locations is SFSU alum Patrick Thompson. Contra Costa Times 3/28/04

Criminal justice Lecturer Dan Macallair comments on the value of community policing. Daily Republic (Fairfield) 3/27/04

Philosophy Professor Jacob Needleman comments that "philosophy was meant to guide our practical, everyday lives…." San Francisco Chronicle 3/27/04

Read Professor Emeritus Shannon Perry's letter to the editor, on community college and university partnerships. The Arizona Republic 3/27/04

Drive for bone marrow donors to be held on campus. San Jose Mercury News 3/27/04

Biology Professor Jan Randall endows a program at the University of Idaho program to promote the work of women in science. The (Spokane) Spokesman Review 3/26/04 (free registration required)

Read Assistant Professor of health education Ramon Castellblanch's column on neo-racism. The Hartford Courant 3/26/04 (free subscription required)

Tatiana Menaker to remain an enrolled student at SFSU. J. The Jewish News Weekly 3/26/04

Alum Mike Parodi appointed head football coach at San Mateo High. San Mateo County Times 3/26/04

Alum Jedidiah Brookes dies in Marin auto accident. Marin Independent Journal 3/26/04; San Francisco Chronicle 3/29/04

Professor Emeritus Manfred Wolf comments on the "culture wars" that are defining major party politics in the U.S. The Washington Times 3/25/04

Students Mike Davos and Steve Ratto recall their high school classmate, Lance Cpl. Andrew Dang, who died Monday in Iraq. San Mateo Daily Journal 3/25/04

Alum Wendy Eisler-Kashy, flutist with "renowned Israeli chamber ensemble" the Jerusalem Lyric Trio, performs in Marin. Marin Independent Journal 3/25/04

Management Professor John Sullivan to speak at recruiting conference and expo. Online Recruitment 3/25/04

In its "long-awaited West Coast debut" in the Morrison Artists Series, "the Flux Quartet established its credentials as one of the most fearless and important new-music ensembles around." San Francisco Chronicle 3/24/04

Sam Gill, professor and chair of information systems, outlines a new program to lure students into information technology careers. San Jose Mercury News 3/24/04; The Miami Herald 3/24/04

"It's always good to learn more about computer applications, but for stability I think I'm going to focus on business skills,'' said information systems major Vince Ronan. San Jose Mercury News 3/24/04; Times of India 3/26/04; New Kerala 3/27/04; Economic Times (India) 3/28/04

Caitlin Ryan, director of adolescent health initiatives, comments on youth and the issue of gay marriage. NBC 10 (Providence) 3/23/04; SFGate 3/22/04; Springfield (Missouri) News-Leader 3/23/04; Atlanta Journal-Constitution 3/22/04; MSNBC 3/22/04

Raza Studies Professor Jose Cuéllar to keynote at a César Chávez Day celebration in Modesto. Modesto Bee 3/23/04

Professor Emeritus James Hirabayashi receives the 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Japanese American National Museum. St. Louis Business Journal 3/22/04

Alum Michele Osorio is selected teacher of the week. The (Salinas) Californian 3/23/04

Campus to hold "Sneak Preview" open house for incoming students. Alameda Times-Star 3/22/04; Oakland Tribune 3/22/04; San Mateo County Times 3/22/04; San Francisco Chronicle 3/26/04

The poem "Dispatches From the New World Order" by American Indian Studies Lecturer Matthew Shenoda is this month's selected work in the "City Reflections: War and Peace on Our Streets" project. San Francisco Chronicle 3/21/04

"The antiwar movement is now pervasive in other agendas," commented Ann Fagan Ginger, lecturer in Global Peace Studies. San Francisco Chronicle 3/21/04

A brief review of a medieval mill in southwest France, owned by Professor Emeritus Barbara Phillip. San Francisco Chronicle 3/21/04 (second item)

Professor Emeritus Harvey Peskin comments on former student David Arndt. The Boston Globe 3/21/04

"The people who know about it are the best people to write about it," said journalism Professor and Chair John Burks concerning journalists covering same-sex marriage. San Francisco Examiner 3/19/04; The Gay Financial Network 3/19/04

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in the College of Extended Learning, helping people to develop skills and interests after retirement, is featured. San Francisco Chronicle 3/19/04

Alum Heeraz Marfatia talks about his film Birju which had premiered at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. Mid-Day Mumbai (India) 3/19/04

Alum Kent Nagano leads the Berkeley Symphony in a cello program that "was a tribute to cellist Laszlo Varga, one of Nagano's first teachers at San Francisco State University and a lifelong mentor to the conductor" now Professor Emeritus. Contra Costa Times 3/18/04; San Francisco Chronicle 3/18/04

Alum Steve Lavin, former UCLA Bruins coach, would consider returning to San Francisco to coach. San Francisco Chronicle 3/18/04

SF State is said to have one of the country's highly ranked programs in gay studies. Windy City Times 3/17/04

Alum Ron Werby, internal affairs investigator with the Harrison (Mississippi) County Sheriff's Department, is profiled. The (Biloxi) Sun Herald 3/17/04

Alum Nate Miyaki, bodybuilder and personal trainer, is profiled. Half Moon Bay Review 3/17/04

Urban Institute Director Brian Murphy is a finalist for President of De Anza College. San Jose Mercury News 3/17/04 (third item)

Art dealer John Berggruen, an alum whose gallery is now featuring 26 Picasso drawings, is profiled. San Francisco Chronicle 3/17/04

"We will be seeing a pattern shift" in the Bay Area's weather, commented meteorology Professor John Monteverdi. San Francisco Chronicle 3/17/04

English Professor Michael Krasny shares a joke with columnist Leah Garchik. San Francisco Chronicle 3/16/04

Political science Professor Robert Smith discusses the role of conservatism in the black community. C-SPAN 2 3/14/04

Alum Sher Strugnell is featured in coverage of same-sex marriages in San Francisco. San Francisco Chronicle 3/14/04

The Sutro Library, a "hot spot for genealogists," is featured. Sacramento Bee 3/13/04

Student Jason Bell, an ex-convict who helps other students get back on track, comments on a federal law restricting aid to ex-convicts. New York Times 3/13/04 (free registration required); Charlotte Observer 3/13/04 (free registration required); Houston Chronicle 3/17/04; Los Angeles Daily News 3/20/04; The (Florida) Ledger 4/10/04

Student Nankhat Felock comments on job hunting in the Bay Area. San Francisco Chronicle 3/13/04

Jensen Chung, professor of speech and communication studies, comments on Taiwan's pending presidential election. San Jose Mercury News 3/13/04

Students from SFSU, other campuses, expected to attend the first statewide teach-in on labor, at UC Berkeley. Oakland Tribune 3/13/04; The (Fremont) Argus 3/13/04; Alameda Times-Star 3/13/04; The (Hayward) Daily Review 3/13/04

Alum Peter Davie helps the unemployed return to work. San Mateo Daily Journal 3/13/04

Governor Schwartzenegger stays silent on the steroids issue; "Part of his essence is tied to this issue," said Joseph Tuman, professor of speech and communication studies. San Jose Mercury News 3/12/04

Read Professor Emeritus Manfred Wolf's opinion piece on how the Democratic Party should position itself. San Jose Mercury News 3/12/04

Student Julie Hall, excused from the jury pool of the Scott Peterson trial, talks about her view of the case. Tri-Valley Herald 3/12/04; Marin Independent Journal 3/12/04; Oakland Tribune 3/12/04; San Mateo County Times 3/12/04

The Bay Area's current warm weather is "a pattern that we get once every two years in March," said meteorology Professor John Monteverdi. San Francisco Chronicle 3/11/04

Democratic presidential hopeful John Kerry is trying portray himself as a warrior who is stronger than Bush, said Joe Tuman, professor of speech and communication studies. Los Angeles Times (free subscription required)

The Junior Bach Festival of Berkeley expands to other sites this year, including an SFSU performance at Knuth Hall. The (Fremont) Argus 3/11/04

Men's wrestling coach Lars Jensen is inducted into the San Mateo Sports Hall of Fame. San Mateo County Times 3/10/04

Alum and former Lecturer Wayne Wallace, "the Bay Area jazz scene's version of Jason Kidd," to lead the San Jose Jazz Society's big band. San Jose Mercury News 3/9/04

A record number of students cast ballots in SFSU's advisory referendum on fees. SF Gate 3/9/04

Additional sports fee defeated at SFSU. San Francisco Chronicle 3/9/04

Patrick Tierney, professor of recreation and leisure studies, comments on the hidden costs of some spring break travel packages. Oakland Tribune 3/8/04

At a community meeting in Daly City, meteorology Professor John Monteverdi said the Feb. 25 rains would be rated as a 500- to 1,000-year storm. San Mateo County Times 3/8/04

Student Roma Macasieb helps a Fremont family fight deportation. Oakland Tribune 3/8/04; Tri-Valley Herald 3/10/04

Career Center Director Jack Brewer comments on offshoring of jobs. San Francisco Chronicle 3/7/04

Economics Professor Joanna Moss comments on one of the principal advantages of offshore labor. San Francisco Chronicle 3/7/04

Alum Bill Wyatt challenges President Bush for the Republican party nomination. New Orleans Times-Picayune 3/6/04

There are alternatives to reviving California's economy, says international relations Assistant Professor Jean-Marc Blanchard in this letter to the editor. Financial Times 3/5/04 (free registration required)

"I respect the process that is being put into place here," said Jonathan Bernstein, Anti-Defamation League regional director, of student Tatiana Menaker's potential suspension. J. The Jewish News Weekly 3/5/04

Alum Milan Gagnon, a reporter with the Idaho Falls Post Register, talks about how the issue of gay marriage is playing locally. Pacific News Service 3/5/04

Cinema Professor and Chair Stephen Ujlaki provides insight into the popularity of "The Sopranos." Tahoe Daily Tribune 3/5/04

San Francisco State is among the CSU campuses that work with the State's Native American tribes. Press-Enterprise (Southern Calif.) 3/5/04 (free registration required)

A new exhibit of paintings by the late Stan Rice, an alum, helps keep his legacy alive. New Orleans Times-Picayune 3/5/04

Read College of Science and Engineering Dean Sheldon Axler's letter to the editor, on the positive role of research at CSU campuses. San Francisco Chronicle 3/4/04

Proposition 55 passes, to the benefit of SFSU and other universities, schools. San Francisco Chronicle 3/4/04

A study by political science Professor Rufus Browning finds that ethnic media accelerates immigrants' assimilation into American society. Editor & Publisher 3/4/04

"You can't continue to have these kind of attacks and mass casualties without at some point prompting a Shi'ite retaliation" said Diplomat in Residence David Fischer. Gulf Daily News 3/4/04; Daily Times (Pakistan) 3/5/04

The new play-by-play broadcaster for the Oakland Athletics -- alum Glen Kuiper -- is profiled along with his brothers. The (Racine, Wisc.) Journal Times 3/4/04

The new Art Deco exhibit at the Palace of the Legion of Honor will feature a "Deco College Night" in April that includes an SFSU student art exhibit. Marin Independent Journal 3/4/04

Alum Ann Baum, a Los Altos teacher, is profiled. San Jose Mercury News 3/4/04

Alum Jennifer Milburn, a pediatric nurse, comments on her Los Altos neighborhood. San Jose Mercury News 3/4/04

Alum Kathleen Carrick is director of parks and recreation in St. Helena. St. Helena Star 3/4/04

"There is a definite risk of civil war between the Sunnis and the Shi'ites" in Iraq, said Diplomat in Residence David Fischer. Forbes.com 3/3/04

"Upping tolls is, in my opinion, a waste of user's dollars," said human resources consultant Lawrence Hill, who commutes from Suisun City. (Fairfield) Daily Republic 3/3/04

Alum Jacinto Arias, now a teacher, comments on the value of the Puente program. The (Gilroy) Dispatch 3/2/04

"The fate of San Francisco State University's intercollegiate athletics program once again rests in the hands of the school's student body." San Francisco Chronicle 3/2/04

Geosciences Professor Raymond Pestrong comments on landslides in Daly City. San Mateo County Times 3/2/04

Congressional candidate Ro Khanna greeted commuters and shook hands with students at San Francisco State in last-minute vote-seeking. San Mateo County Times 3/2/04

Alum Pauline Oliveros, "One of the most important yet unsung innovators in the field of electronic and ambient music," is profiled. Remix Magazine 3/1/04

"For people who eventually want a second baccalaureate degree, the state just is not funding that right now," said Jo Volkert, associate vice president for enrollment planning & management. Oakland Tribune 3/1/04; Tri-Valley Herald 3/1/04; The (Fremont) Argus 3/1/04; The (Hayward) Daily Review 3/2/04

Engineering Associate Professor Elahe Enssani shares learnings from the Bam earthquake. Los Angeles Times 3/1/04 (free registration required)

See Engineering Associate Professor Elahe Enssani's letter to the editor, on research at CSU campuses. San Francisco Chronicle 3/1/04


A profile of alum Stephen Kaufman -- the street musician known as Thoth -- who was the subject of the 2002 Oscar-winning short-subject documentary, "What Lies Beneath." San Francisco Chronicle 2/29/04

See criminal justice Lecturer Daniel Macallair's special article on the power of the state prison system. Sacramento Bee 2/29/04

Alum Robert Chrisman is founder and publisher of the journal "Black Scholar." Omaha World-Herald 2/29/04

President Bush's "call for a constitutional ban on gay marriage has worked to unite Democrats again against the president" says political science Professor Rich DeLeon. San Jose Mercury News 2/29/04

Joseph McBride, assistant professor of cinema, comments on the growing globalization of the Oscars. WVEC-TV (Norfolk, Va.) 2/29/04; WCNC-TV (Charlotte, N.C.) 2/29/04

Professor Emeritus Ludmila Ershov addressed Il Cenacolo, the opera club. San Francisco Chronicle 2/29/04

Student April Wood, a leap year baby, talks about birthday celebrations. Alameda Times-Star 2/29/04

The coastal zone specialist in Encinitas draws upon SFSU data to demonstrate economic impact of beach-goers. San Diego Union-Tribune 2/29/04

Alum Steve Lavin, former UCLA coach, is now a commentator for ESPN. Marin Independent Journal 2/28/04

A profile of alum Sandy Armstrong, manager-coach of the Marin Rowing Association. Marin Independent Journal 2/28/04

New nursing program to begin at Canada College in the fall. San Francisco Chronicle 2/27/04

Political science Professor Richard DeLeon comments on San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom's support of gay rights. Southern Voice 2/27/04

Caitlin Ryan, director of adolescent health initiatives, comments on the desire for long-term relationships among the gay, lesbian and bisexual youth she is studying. San Francisco Chronicle 2/27/04

As GOP candidates for Senate turn more to talk radio, political science Professor David Tabb says, "It's a lot of bang for the buck." Los Angeles Times (free registration required) 2/27/04

Student Natalia Menaker comments on her involvement in campus disciplinary procedures. Chronicle of Higher Education 2/27/04
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Robbie Conal, the Los Angeles "poster guy" known for his "art attacks" attended SFSU. The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles 2/27/04

Alum Mike Armstrong to be indicted into Pacifica Sports Hall of Fame. Pacifica Tribune 2/25/04

Storm wallops Bay Area; flooding and power outages on campus force class cancellations Feb. 25. Oakland Tribune 2/26/04; NBC11 2/25/04; KPIX 2/25/04; San Jose Mercury News 2/26/04; Tri-Valley Herald 2/26/04; The (Fremont) Argus 2/26/04; The (Hayward) Daily Review 2/26/04

Meteorology Professor John Monteverdi called yesterday's downpour the most intense he had seen in 25 years. San Francisco Chronicle 2/26/04

SFSU and other California universities see significant declines in foreign students' applications. San Francisco Chronicle 2/26/04

Corey Cook, assistant professor of political science, comments on the Democratic presidential hopefuls' campaign strategies. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2/26/04

Read Lecturer Barbara McEntee's letter to the editor, on cutbacks to the CSU system. San Francisco Chronicle 2/26/04

Student David Abella and others join in rally at Cal State Hayward to protest proposed cuts to higher education. The (Fremont) Argus 2/26/04

Alum Dick Vreeland to seek the Monterey City council seat of his late wife Ruth, also an alum. Monterey Herald 2/26/04

Alum Lawrence Wiesner, a Santa Rosa accountant, is running to represent the 1st Congressional District this November. The Davis Enterprise 2/26/04

Pres. Bush's call for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage is calculated to capture the coveted "Nascar dad" vote, said political science Professor David Tabb. San Francisco Examiner 2/25/04

Catcher/outfielder Bobby Matthews, an alum, is traded to the Jackson Senators. Our Sports Central 2/24/04

Gil Herdt, director of SFSU's National Sexuality Resource Center, comments on gay marriage in historical terms. NPR's All Things Considered 2/23/04

Philosophy Professor Jacob Needleman launches the first in a series of commentaries on the American presidency and religion. NPR's Morning Edition 2/23/04

Alum Kevin Byrnes leaves Marin to become principal of Brewster (N.Y.) High School. Marin Independent Journal 2/24/04

Joe Tuman, professor of speech and communication studies, comments on how the issue of gay marriage may impact national politics. Mother Jones 2/23/04

The growth of research at SFSU and other CSU campuses is explored. San Francisco Chronicle 2/23/04

Ralf Hotchkiss, technical director of Whirlwind Wheelchair International at SFSU, is interviewed. New Scientist 2/23/04

Alum Dennis Chaconas "adds spark to county school board race." Oakland Tribune 2/22/04; The (Fremont) Argus 2/23/04

Alums Chris and Peter Ho talk about leaving corporate white-collar jobs to run a family-style business. San Jose Mercury News 2/23/04

A profile of alum Danny Glover and his commitment to "peace, forgiveness and hope." Daily Nation (Kenya) Lifestyle Magazine 2/22/04

A public tribute to alum Stan Rice will be held at Vassar College, attended by his widow Anne Rice, also an alum. Poughkeepsie Journal 2/22/04

Alum Tonie Murphy recalls her 1981 escape from Vietnam by boat, and rescue by a Navy destroyer. Ukiah Daily Journal 2/21/04

A profile of alum Mary Lee, nurse and volunteer who "symbolizes what Red Cross is all about." Daily Journal (San Mateo) 2/21/04

Journalism Professor J.T. "Tom" Johnson comments on the San Francisco Examiner's history and potential. Editor & Publisher 2/20/04

Commenting on how the gay marriage debate may influence national politics, political science Professor Rich DeLeon said, "A lot hinges on what Bush does with this and how the national presidential campaign develops." Los Angeles Times 2/20/04 (free registration required)

Alum Randy Hayes, founder of the Rainforest Action Network, is named sustainability director for Oakland. Oakland Tribune 2/20/04

A profile of alum Manny Diaz, Democratic state Assemblyman from District 23, now running for the Senate. San Jose Mercury News 2/20/04

"The theory of trial by Jews does not fit the legal system of the first century -- Jewish or Roman," said Nitzhia Shaked, lecturer in Jewish Studies, commenting on the movie "The Passion of the Christ." San Jose Mercury News 2/19/04

Alum Thomas H. Wakeman III heads to Iraq to rebuild naval ports, as principal maritime adviser to the Iraqi Ministry of Transportation.
The New York Times 2/19/04 (free registration required)

Political science Professor Robert Smith says that Al Sharpton needs to pull out of the Democratic presidential primaries. Men's Daily News 2/19/04

SFSU Poetry Center celebrates its 50th anniversary. San Francisco Chronicle 2/19/04

Professor of human sexuality studies Deborah Tolman comments on a popular call-in television talk show on sex. The New York Times 2/19/04 (free registration required)

Commenting on the gay marriage debate, speech and communications Professor Joe Tuman said, "Nationally, the potential is great for this to become a wedge issue of sorts." Contra Costa Times 2/18/04; CentreDaily (State College, Penn.) 2/18/04; Kansas City Star 2/18/04

Political science Professor Robert Smith comments on the Democratic primaries. The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune 2/18/04

Professor emeritus of international relations Marshall Windmiller addressed the future of the United States' involvement in Iraq. KQED Forum 2/17/04

One of the judges asked to rule in cases to stop same-sex marriages in San Francisco is alum Ronald Evans Quidachay. SF Gate 2/17/04

The Poetry Center celebrates its 50th anniversary with readings by Adrienne Rich, Ishmael Reed, Michael McClure, Robin Blaser and Etel Adnan. Oakland Tribune 2/17/04; Alameda Times-Star 2/17/04; San Mateo County Times 2/17/04

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom appoints women to four top posts, "a statement that he was not going to be governing the way of the old regime" says political science Assistant Professor Corey Cook. Christian Science Monitor 2/17/04

As Mel Gibson's "The Passion" approaches release, Jewish studies Lecturer Nitzhia Shaked says "having a level-headed educational debate can help." Contra Costa Times 2/16/04

Black studies Professor Laura Head is quoted in this commentary on the Janet Jackson-Justin Timberlake Superbowl episode. San Francisco Chronicle 2/15/04

Alum Windy Chien, Mission district icon and former Aquarius Records owner, is profiled. San Francisco Chronicle Magazine 2/15/04

"In a different twist on the study of race relations," the new course "Whiteness Studies" debuts this spring in the College of Ethnic Studies. SF Gate 2/15/04

Student Ben Keller acts in cautionary film about prison life aimed at youth. Monterey Herald 2/15/04

Christopher Carrington, assistant professor of sociology, comments on same-sex couples and parenting. The Australian 2/14/04

Alum Eileen Davin is named one of two Napa County Schoolmasters of the Year 2004. Napa Valley Register 2/14/04

Hampshire College students learn how to make wheelchairs from guest instructor Ralf Hotchkiss, director of Whirlwind Wheelchair International at SFSU. Chronicle of Higher Education 2/13/04 (subscription required)

Jillian Sandell, assistant professor of women studies, comments on traditional and historical concepts of family. rabble.ca 2/13/04

Alum Ryan Hurst's documentary "Rescue at Dawn: The Los Banos Raid" had its roots in a paper he wrote at SFSU. The (Twin Falls) Times-News 2/13/04

The Republican Medicare prescription drug program "may turn out to be a mirage" says assistant professor of health education Ramon Castellblanch. The Hartford Courant 2/13/04 (free subscription required)

Read graduate student Denize Springer's letter to the editor on fee increases. San Francisco Chronicle 2/13/04

Small Schools for Equity on the SFSU campus is one in a trend aimed at helping "keep kids on track." San Francisco Chronicle 2/13/04

Student Marie Ceralvo, as a member of the R&B group One Volce, is "singing for love." Honolulu Star-Bulletin 2/13/04

Comedian Ronnie Schell reminisces about his days at SFSU and promotes his comedy fundraiser for SFSU athletics. Contra Costa Times 2/13/04

Alum Annette Bening appointed to the California Arts Council by State Senate President Pro Tem John Burton. Burton, also an alum, said "clearly, it was her San Francisco training that is most responsible for her success.'' San Francisco Chronicle 2/12/04

Christopher Carrington, Assistant professor of sociology, comments on same-sex relationships. Sun-Sentinel (South Florida) 2/12/04

Student Russell Morse says "Schwarzenegger has made plans to systematically dismantle every public program that ever benefited me." Alameda Times-Star 2/12/04

Black studies Lecturer Vulindlela Wobogo is featured speaker at Oakland program on the Underground Railroad. San Francisco Bay View 2/11//04

Alum Ernest Gaines is among a field of 60 writers nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature. The Advertiser (Lafayette, La.) 2/11/04

Study by SFSU and other universities makes argument for Waukegan Harbor cleanup. Chicago Daily Herald 2/9/04

"Everyday" philanthropist counts an SFSU student among those who have benefited from his generosity. The (Palm Springs) Desert Sun 2/10/04

Alum Ben Fong-Torres reminisces about the Beatles' early years. Christian Science Monitor 2/9/04

Graduate student Jeremy Chipman talks about his experiences with the social networking Web site Friendster. San Francisco Chronicle 2/9/04

Director of adolescent health initiatives Caitlin Ryan comments on the growing lexicon of gay youth culture. San Francisco Chronicle 2/8/04

Fans flock to view the New Orleans mansion of alum Anne Rice before she moves to a quieter suburb. Atlanta Journal-Constitution 2/8/04; Houston Chronicle 2/10/04

Alum Pam Schultz at age 50 is "one of the best" women tennis players in Northern California. Napa Valley Register 2/8/04

A researcher on the chronically late describes a study conducted with SFSU. San Francisco Chronicle 2/7/04

Alum Wendy McPhee runs for Ross Town Council. Marin Independent Journal 2/7/04

Music Professor Jassen Todorov gives violin instruction to actor Richard Gere, prepping for a movie role. San Francisco Chronicle 2/6/04

Read National Sexuality Resource Center Director Gil Herdt's letter to the editor, on the importance of sexuality research. The New York Times 2/6/04 (free registration required)

SFSU's new Center for Research on Gender and Sexuality "aims to fill a void in U.S. research on sexual health, education, and rights." The Advocate 2/6/04

Alum Jamie Meltzer's documentary ''Off The Charts: The Song-Poem Story'' has roots in his SFSU graduate thesis. Poughkeepsie Journal 2/6/04

Opponents to the execution of California death row prisoner Kevin Cooper held a fundraiser at SFSU. Socialist Worker 2/6/04

Californian's votes on "Super Tuesday" will have an impact on the Democratic presidential nomination said professor of speech and communication studies Joseph Tuman. Contra Costa Times 2/5/04

Alum John Emmett joins the Richmond Braves' radio broadcast team. Richmond (Virginia) Times Dispatch 2/5/04

Chabad of San Francisco says it hopes to establish a Chabad House on the SFSU campus. Lubavitch News 2/5/04

Assemblymember Manny Diaz (D-San Jose), an SFSU alum, is running in the Democratic primary in hopes of replacing state Sen. John Vasconcellos. San Jose Mercury News 2/4/04

The country's first research center "to focus solely on sexuality as a means of promoting social justice" opens at SFSU. Cleveland Plain Dealer 2/4/04

More SFSU students studying abroad this year. Tri-Valley Herald 2/4/04

Daly City's Jefferson High is staging a turnaround, one student sets sights on SFSU. San Mateo County Times 2/4/04

Alum Cayenne Smith reflects on her difficulties as a Peace Corps worker in Turkmenistan. Sonoma Index-Tribune 2/3/04

Highlights of actor/singer Teri Ralston's career, the alum who made a name for herself in "Company" by Stephen Sondheim. Backstage 2/2/04

"No one has the guts to stand up to the union,'' said John Irwin, professor emeritus of sociology, commenting on the California Correctional Peace Officers Association. San Francisco Chronicle 2/2/04

Alum Kaori Blalock joins the faculty of the Community School of Music and Arts. The Ithaca Journal 2/2/04

Commenting on the rising political clout of Chinese Americans in San Francisco, political science Professor Rich DeLeon said "Politicians are paying attention because they want to and because they have to." Los Angeles Times 2/1/04 (free registration required)

Student Hilary Smith comments that "Most of my university friends pursued subjects they loved rather than ones that would only get them a good job." The (Malaysia) Star 2/1/04


Professor of human sexuality studies Deborah Tolman hopes SFSU's newly opened Center for Research on Gender and Sexuality will help people deal directly with sexual issues and address questions of social inequality. SF Gate 1/30/04; SF Gate 1/31/04

Judo gold medalist Ha Hyoung-zoo, now a professor at South Korea's Dong-A University, heads to SFSU to take part in a joint research program on sports psychology. The Korea Times 1/31/04

Alum Tom Mink, who played professional baseball with the Texas Rangers and Oakland A's, is the new head baseball coach for Muskego High School, Wisconsin. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 1/31/04

SF State, under coach Lars Jensen, "has wrestled its way to the upper echelon of the college wrestling world." San Francisco Chronicle 1/30/04

Graduate student Chana Morgenstern is artist-in-residence in the San Francisco School of the Arts' creative writing program. San Francisco Chronicle 1/30/04

Student A.J. Weissmiller and Tom Weissmiller make up a father-son team running for the Republican Central Committee in California's 2nd District (San Mateo, Foster City and Belmont). San Francisco Examiner 1/30/04

Jo Volkert, associate vice president for enrollment planning and management, comments on challenges in meeting CSU remediation goals. San Francisco Chronicle 1/29/04

Enrollment cuts are looming, but SFSU wants to assure applicants "we will not be taking back our offers of admission that we've already sent out,'' said Jo Volkert, AVP for enrollment planning and management. SF Gate 1/29/04

Alum Mayra Jimenez joins the Amador County Ledger Dispatch as lifestyles editor. Amador County Ledger Dispatch 1/28/04

A traffic collision near SFSU shut down southbound traffic on 19th Avenue. KTVU News 1/28/04

Jo Volkert, associate vice president for enrollment planning and management, comments on proposed enrollment reductions for CSU campuses. San Francisco Chronicle 1/28/04

Gilberto Conchas, associate professor of ethnic studies, comments on a nationwide study of Latino parents' perceptions of schools and the educational process. San Francisco Chronicle 1/27/04

Public administration Lecturer Steven Moss brings energy-efficient solutions to businesses and residents in southeastern San Francisco, as a member of the San Francisco Community Power Cooperative. San Francisco Chronicle 1/27/04

Outreach programs let students "know that they are welcome and how to work the process,'' said Jo Volkert, associate vice president for enrollment planning and management. San Francisco Chronicle 1/27/04

English Professor Geoffrey Greene discussed Raymond Carver's short story collection "Cathedral." KQED Forum 1/26/04

More SFSU students studying abroad this year. Oakland Tribune 1/26/04; Alameda Times-Star 1/26/04

Volunteering at the Sundance Film Festival, alum Clay Kempf makes a pitch for his film "Bobby Winslow," which he hopes to submit next year. Tacoma News Tribune 1/26/04

Monterey City Councilwoman Ruth Vreeland, an SFSU alum, dies in an auto accident. Monterey Herald 1/26/04

"He's certainly been aggressive in promoting his agenda coming out of the gate,'' said political science Assistant Professor Corey Cook, concerning San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom. San Francisco Chronicle 1/25/04

SFSU has the "largest university yoga program in the United States" claims this letter to the editor. San Francisco Chronicle 1/25/04

Alum Doug R. Garrison is a finalist for superintendent of Shasta College. Redding Record Searchlight 1/24/04

Assistant Professor of Biology Sarah Cohen comments on a fish species that has adapted to a toxic, "Superfund" environment. The Osgood File, CBS Radio Network. 1/23/04

Alum Ronnie Schell's annual comedy benefit for the athletics department has raised more than $250,000 for SFSU over the years. San Francisco Examiner 1/23/04

Black studies Professor Laura Head comments on programs aimed at raising black girls' self-esteem. San Francisco Chronicle 1/23/04

Student Maria Ceralvo is part of the Filipina R&B quartet, One Voice, about to release its third album. San Jose Mercury News 1/23/04

"A Lesson Before Dying" by alum Ernest Gaines to kick off a citywide book club in New Orleans. The Times-Picayune 1/23/04

Alum Raymond Haywood's work to be on display in the Richmond Art Center's "The Art of Living Black 2004" exhibition. San Francisco Chronicle 1/23/04

Alum Garth Harrington and his wife Rose are now "the premier talk radio hosts based in Southern Oregon." Central Point News 1/22/04

A review of Kenneth Timmerman's book "Preachers of Hate" cites alleged anti-Semitic incidents at SFSU. Washington Post 1/21/04

Read associate professor of engineering Elahe Enssani's opinion piece on Iran's Bam earthquake. San Francisco Chronicle 1/20/04

The organizer of a hip-hop party that ended in a fatal shooting had claimed the event was a scholarship fund-raiser for SFSU. San Francisco Chronicle 1/20/04

In his State of the Union address, President Bush needs to "implicitly make a case for re-election," said Joseph Tuman, professor of speech and communication studies. KPIX News 1/19/04

The College of Extended Learning's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is featured. KQED Forum 1/19/04

Math tutors from SFSU are among those helping Marin City high school students achieve their dream of attending college. Marin Independent Journal 1/18/04

Heather Fong, San Francisco's acting police chief, is an SFSU alum. San Francisco Chronicle 1/18/04

John Sullivan, professor of management, comments on the chances a job seeker's resume will be read by a major corporation. The Oregonian 1/18/04

Tomas Almaguer, College of Ethnic Studies dean, comments on the conflicts and communication challenges Mexican parents face in the United States. Santa Rosa Press Democrat 1/18/04

The deadline for first-time freshmen admissions at SFSU is moved up. SF Gate 1/17/04

Political science Professor Robert Smith discussed African-Americans in politics. KQED Forum 1/16/04

Alum Johnny Mathis is profiled. The Albuquerque Tribune 1/16/04

The impact of California's energy crisis on Native American tribes to be the topic of a symposium at SFSU. Native Times 1/16/04 (subscription required)

Read history Professor Bill Issel's op ed calling for a new, inclusive civic philosophy in San Francisco. San Francisco Chronicle 1/16/04

The "baron of sculptural intelligence," alum Ron Nagle, talks about his small-scale sculptures on exhibit in San Francisco. San Francisco Chronicle 1/16/04

In New York City, alum Monique Martin produces Words, Rhythms & Rhymes for Queens Theatre in the Park. Newsday 1/15/04

The "San Francisco State-bred comedy troupe" Totally False People performed at this year's SF Sketchfest. San Francisco Chronicle 1/15/04

Teacher and artist Sheila Gamble, an SFSU alum, is featured. Pacifica Tribune 1/15/04

Suspected killer of student Max Antonio Cruz-Garcia is arrested. Contra Costa Times 1/15/04

Marin to fight childhood obesity with a nutrition model based in part on an SFSU study. Marin Independent Journal 1/15/04

Alum Anne Nowell, a San Jose teacher, is profiled. San Jose Mercury News 1/15/04

Some Bay Area school districts are good at supporting gay students, said Caitlin Ryan, director of adolescent health initiatives at the Cesar Chavez Institute. San Francisco Chronicle 1/14/04

Alum Ann Stluka's "legendary career" as volleyball coach for South San Francisco High comes to a close. San Mateo County Times 1/14/04

Beatrice Yorker, director of the School of Nursing, talks about nurses who kill. Newsday 1/13/04

Student Davis Lee Quick gets nabbed for a "contest" appearance on the David Letterman show. The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) 1/13/04

Assistant professor of sociology Christopher Carrington comments on stay-at-home gay and lesbian parents. The New York Times 1/12/04 (free registration required); Sydney Morning Herald 1/17/04

"The national business cycle pretty much drives the California economy," said professor of economics Betty Blecha. San Francisco Chronicle 1/12/04

Alum Traci Fujita Villarosa is named Maui County's first deputy corporation counsel. The Maui News 1/12/04

Gil Herdt, director of the National Sexuality Resource Center, comments that sexuality is "something that involves the entire person, the whole life course, not just the sexual acts." Time 1/11/04

Black studies Professor Oba T'Shaka to give talks at the University of North Dakota commemorating Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. Grand Forks Herald 1/11/04

Rudolph Weingartner's autobiography, "Mostly About Me," includes references to his teaching days at SFSU. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 1/11/04

Heating costs rise in Bay Area, but forecasts for the remainder of winter are relatively mild says Jan Null, adjunct professor of meteorology. San Francisco Chronicle 1/9/04

Student Ahmed Mazboudi comments on college marketing, rankings and perceptions of prestige. San Francisco Chronicle 1/9/04

Alum Linda Burbank is named USA Today's new travel ombudsman. USA Today 1/9/04

Ramon Castellblanch, assistant professor of health education, discusses "the slippery slope of pre-emptive war" in this opinion piece. The Hartford Courant 1/9/04 (free registration required)

For San Francisco's outgoing mayor Willie Brown, "his Waterloo is the way he handled the whole dot-com boom," said political science Professor Rich DeLeon. The Washington Post 1/8/04

Alum Sharon Bearce's abstract images are on exhibit in Burlingame. Alameda Times-Star 1/8/04; San Mateo County Times 1/8/04

Alum Dan Quinn, a teacher in Mountain View, is profiled. San Jose Mercury News 1/8/04

Ronald Mayer, psychology professor, is cited as a source on infant development. Richmond.com (Virginia) 1/8/04

Professor emeritus Ralph Anspach gives a public lecture on the history of Monopoly, the board game. San Jose Mercury News 1/8/04

Outgoing San Francisco mayor Willie Brown's "fabled machine just got demolished and everything came undone,'' said political science Professor Rich DeLeon. San Jose Mercury News 1/7/04

Martin Burgermyer on trial for manslaughter resulting in the death of dance Lecturer Malonga Casquelourd. San Francisco Bay View 1/7/04

Artist Refa-1 recalls the controversy 10 years ago concerning his mural of Malcolm X on campus. San Francisco Bay View 1/7/04

Among the "big deals to watch in 2004" real estate, SFSU's search for College of Business space downtown. San Francisco Business Times 1/7/04

Bay Area resources for recycling textbooks and magazines may include the J. Paul Leonard Library. San Francisco Chronicle 1/7/04

Painter Heidi Hardin is profiled, noting her spouse is Richard Uchida, Library administration business officer. San Francisco Chronicle 1/7/04

Read graduate student Thomas Gangale's opinion piece on presidential politics. San Francisco Chronicle 1/6/04

Alum Cynthia Orlando is named the new superintendent of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Honolulu Star-Bulletin 1/6/04; West Hawaii Today 1/7/04

''He's not done yet. I don't think he'll just disappear,'' commented political science Professor Rich DeLeon on San Francisco's outgoing mayor, alum Willie Brown. Boston Globe 1/5/04

Willie Brown "was a good, old-fashioned, old-time, liberal big city mayor," said political science Professor Rich DeLeon. San Jose Mercury News 1/4/04

Alum Ken Misa, an Army paratrooper, reflects on his recent tour of duty in Iraq. The Oregonian 1/4/04

Alum Willie Brown's legacy as mayor of San Francisco is examined. San Francisco Chronicle 1/4/04; Sacramento Bee 1/4/04

SFSU and other Cal State campuses get high marks for providing affordable housing. Los Angeles Times (free registration required) 1/4/04

Alum Portia Cobb's filmmaking and teaching career is profiled. Greater Milwaukee Today 1/2/04

Songwriter Nadine Condon to speak at downtown campus. MetroActive 1/1/04

A hill in Petaluma that defies gravity? Roger Bland, professor and chair of physics and astronomy, debunks a local myth. KPIX Evening Magazine 1/1/04 (click on "video archive," select date)

Numbers of SFSU applicants surge. Contra Costa Times 1/1/04

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