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October 21, 2002

Volume 50, No. 10

Year of Civil Discourse events


Spring admissions to close early Segment III workshops Still time for Asilomar Open enrollment ends Friday
Rick Gutierrez retires Support group for those with divorced parents

This Week

Academic Senate meeting Digital copying sound good? An Armenian expatriate Candidates forum
MeetingMaker workshops Re-realism Stassinakis on Kazantzakis

Coming up

Celebrate faculty promotions


October STAR: Amador Acosta

About CampusMemo

Year of Constructive Civil Discourse events

President Corrigan has identified the 2002 - 2003 academic year as "The Year of Constructive Civil Discourse." The campus community is invited to participate in events that explore how we can promote the use of civil discourse on campus.

The next Year of Civil Discourse events are:

Israel and the global economy

Jeff Saperstein, adjunct professor of business, will speak on "Israel's Role in the High Tech Global Economy: A New Perspective on Zionism" from noon to 1 p.m. Monday in the Verducci Room of the University Club.

The lecture is sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program.

Interfaith dialogues

The Edge (formerly the Ecumenical House) presents a series of Wedneday interfaith dialogues with clerics and lay leaders. The events take place at 7 p.m. at the Edge, which is located at 190 Denslowe just across 19th Avenue from campus. The dialogue this Wednesday will be on Judaism.

For details, contact the Rev. Jeffrey Reed at (415) 333-4920 or

Bush and Sharon

International Relations Emeritus Professor Marshall Windmiller will speak on "Bush and Sharon: Mixing Oil and Water" from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday in the de Bellis Collection on the sixth floor of the J. Paul Leonard Library.

The lecture is sponsored by Friends of the J. Paul Leonard Library.

'The Laramie Project'

"The Laramie Project," a play exploring the effects that the Matthew Shepard killing had on the Laramie, Wyo., community will be performed at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are available on campus at the Chavez Student Center Information Desk (ext. 8-1112) and at the S.A.F.E. Place, SSB 205 (ext. 8-2819).

Students receive a discount for buying tickets in advance.

The play is a production of the S.A.F.E. Place with support from the Women"s Foundation, Department of Theatre Arts, Richard Oakes Multicultural Center, Office of Human Relations, Office of Student Programs and Leadership Development, EROS, A. S. Women's Center and Queer Alliance.

Deconstructing hate

In association with the production of "The Laramie Project," two other events exploring the impact of hateful expression will take place on campus.

"Hate Is, Hate Ain't," a discussion on hurtful and hateful speech, will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday in HUM 103. The discussion will be led by representatives of the U.S. Office of Civil Rights, Department of Public Safety, Office of Human Relations and Sociology Department.

"Stop the Hate," a workshop on engaging in activism and free expression without resorting to hate, will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday on the Terrace Level of the Student Center.

The programs are sponsored by the Village at Centennial Square, Franciscan Bookstore, Office of Human Relations, Office of Student Programs and Leadership Development, Residence Hall Association and S.A.F.E Place.

For details or to suggest a civil discourse event, contact Jerry Combs at ext. 8-7563 or

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Spring admissions to close early

Due to a sharp rise in enrollment, the University is closing applications for spring 2003 early. Prospective freshmen and transfer students must submit applications by Friday, Nov. 15. The deadline for graduate applications for spring 2003 is unchanged at Nov. 15.

Faculty and staff (especially department chairs and administrative support coordinators) who come in contact with prospective students over the next few weeks should make sure that the students are aware of the deadline.

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Segment III workshops

Cluster coordinators and faculty are encouraged to attend one of two Segment III Cluster Review Workshops in November. Both workshops will run from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in HUM 587. The first will be held Friday, Nov. 1; the second Monday, Nov. 4. A continental breakfast and a light lunch will be provided.

Participants should RSVP by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, to ext. 8-2206.

The deadline to submit Segment III proposals is Friday, Dec. 6. Information about cluster criteria and the proper format for cluster proposals can be found at:

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Still time for Asilomar

You still have time to register for the Jan. 21-23 Faculty and Staff Development Asilomar Retreat. Sign up now at:

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Open enrollment ends Friday

Friday is the last day to enroll in or change health or dental plans, add eligible dependents and enroll or renew your participation in the Dependent Care or Health Care Reimbursement Account Programs. Changes are reflected in the December pay warrant and are effective Jan. 1, 2003. For details, check the Human Resources home page at:

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Rick Gutierrez retires

Rick Gutierrez, director of the Educational Opportunity Program, is retiring. A retirement party will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at Seven Hills Conference Center. RSVP by this Friday to Willie Mullins at ext. 8-2208 or Yvette MacPhee at ext. 8-1646. A donation of $15-20 is suggested.

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Support group for those with divorced parents

The Psychology Clinic invites faculty and staff to join a support group for those who feel they have been impacted negatively by the divorce of their parents. The eight-week group will meet Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. beginning Nov. 5. For details, call ext. 8-2856.

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This Week

Academic Senate meeting

The next meeting of the Academic Senate will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center. Items on the agenda include:

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Digital copying sound good?

The Procurement Department’s Reprographics Program invites the campus community to a demonstration of new digital copiers and printers from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, in BUS 202 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in ADM 460.

The program allows departments to lease a machine that will handle all their copying, printing, scanning and faxing needs. The deadline to sign up for the program is Wednesday, Nov. 27.

For details, contact Haro Kagemoto at ext. 8-2547.

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An Armenian expatriate

Filmaker Karina Epperlien will screen and talk about her film "I Will Not Be Sad in This World" from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday in HUM 316. The documentary explores the life of Zaroohe Najarian, a fiercely independent woman who survived the Armenian genocide and forged a life and family for herself in America.

The event is sponsored by the Women Studies Department.

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Candidates forum

Candidates for statewide, legislative and local offices will speak from noon to 2 p.m. Friday in Malcolm X. Plaza

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MeetingMaker workshops

The Division of Information Technology Training Center will offer two Meeting-Maker workshops in late October. The workshop will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Friday and from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. RSVP to ext. 8-6916 or

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Jarrett Leplin, professor of philosophy at University of North Carolina, Greensboro, will speak on "Re-conceiving Scientific Realism" at 4 p.m. Friday in HUM 391.

The lecture is sponsored by the Philosophy Department.

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Stassinakis on Kazantzakis

George Stassinakis will give a talk and video presentation on Greek author Nikos Kazantzakis at 4 p.m. Saturday in HUM 115. Stassinakis is president of the International Society of Friends of Nikos Kazantzankis.

The event is sponsored by the Modern Greek Studies Program and the Consulate General of Greece in San Francisco.

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Coming up

Celebrate faculty promotions

Faculty who were granted tenure or received promotion for the 2002–03 academic year will be honored at a campus-wide celebration hosted by President Corrigan and the offices of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs. The event will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the University Club. The entire campus community is invited to attend.

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Senate Academic action

At the October 8, 2002 meeting, the Academic Senate...

Heard announcements from:

Heard a report from International Programs:

The next meeting of the Academic Senate will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Seven Hills Conference Center. All are welcome to attend. Visit the Academic Senate Web site:

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