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Volume 51, Number 4   September 8, 2003         


Promote active student participation
The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching (CET) announces the re-opening of the Collaboratory. The Collaboratory provides a way for faculty to enhance student participation in class discussions, encourage critical thinking and collaboration, and promote active student learning in this specially designed, computer-networked classroom. Schedule a Collaboratory session starting in October.

For reservations, contact Desirée Oliver, the new Collaboratory coordinator, at ext. 5-3540 or

Ready to use
CET is providing workshops on how to use, a plagiarism detection service. For dates and registration, visit:

For more about and academic integrity at SFSU, visit:

Academic integrity support for students
Starting this semester, faculty members can encourage students to attend a new workshop on academic integrity. The student drop-in workshops will demonstrate how to create a account, submit papers to specific courses, avoid plagiarism and access writing resources and information on proper use of copyrighted material.

For dates and details, visit:

Fall teaching enhancement workshops
CET is offering a variety of workshops on academic technology and enhancing teaching and learning. Topics include Mac OS X, online teaching, online teaching with Blackboard, assessment rubrics, lectures and storytelling in the classroom. For a full schedule and to register, visit:

Can't make any of the scheduled times? Contact Jennifer Yeh, CET's training coordinator, at ext. 5-3537 to find out about customized workshops.

Venture forth and learn about venture capital
Mikolaj Piskorski, assistant professor of management and organizational behavior at Stanford University, will speak on current issues in venture capital from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in room 202 of the Business building.

The event is part of the College of Business Research Roundtable. All are welcome. For details, contact Sally Baack at ext. 8-6421 or

Writers on labor

The Poetry Center presents "At Work: Writers on Labor" at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the California Historical Society, 678 Mission St., San Francisco. The event, featuring writers Tillie Olsen, Reg Theriault, Sarah Menefee, Tony Robles and Wei-Ling Huber, is in celebration of the Fine Arts Gallery/California Historical Society exhibit "At Work: The Art of California Labor."

For details on the exhibit, see:

Reflections on Sept. 11

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences' course on the United States and the world in the 21st century continues with a discussion on the topic "Reflections on September 11, Two Years After" by faculty members Sanjoy Bannerjee, Andrew Hanami, Ken Miller and Ann Ginger from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in room 133 of the Humanities building.

The course is open to faculty, staff, students and the general public.

Coming Up
San Francisco
and elections

The San Francisco Urban Institute presents a discussion on "The Democratic City: The Recall, Mayoral Election and Beyond" from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, in the Verducci Room at the University Club. The discussion will be led by Chris Daly, a San Francisco supervisor, and Corey Cook, professor of political science.

The event is open to the entire campus community.

For details, contact the Urban Institute at ext. 8-6419.

Meningitis immunizations
The Student Health Service and VaccessHealth will offer meningitis vaccines to students, faculty and staff from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16. This will be the only day this year that the vaccine will be available on campus. The cost is $90.

The American College Health Association recommends that freshmen and students residing in residence halls get the vaccine.

Finding the literary
in Florence

Christopher Concolino, assistant professor of Italian, will present "Literary Florence: Walking Tours in Tuscany's Capital," a lecture on his book project in progress, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, in room 472 of the Humanities building.

This event is a part of the fall Foreign Language Colloquium Series presented by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. For details, contact Midori McKeon at ext. 8-7413 or

About CampusMemo
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CampusMemo is published weekly during the school year by the Office of Public Affairs. This publication is available in alternative formats upon request. Contact Public Affairs at the number listed below. Submissions are welcome. Deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Tuesday the week preceding publication. Items may be sent via e-mail:, faxed to ext. 8-1498, or sent through campus mail to: CampusMemo, Office of Public Affairs, Lakeview Center 110. Please direct any questions to the e-mail address above, or call ext. 8-1665.

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CampusMemo no longer a print publication
A reminder: CampusMemo is no longer available in printed form. It is delivered to staff and faculty via e-mail and available online at:

Holiday schedule
A link to this year's holiday schedule was included in the July edition of CampusMemo, but for newcomers or those who missed it the first time, a repeat:

Bookmark or print it out for easy access.

Academic Senate agenda for Tuesday's meeting
The first Academic Senate meeting of the academic year takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center. James Edwards, professor of design and industry, will serve as Senate chair during the academic year.

Agenda items include: election of an Academic Senate representative to the Student Center Governing Board; a report from Brian Murphy, executive director of the Urban Institute, on a campus voter registration initiative; a report from Ned Fielden on the Committee on Committees; an item on the academic calendar for 2004-05; a resolution in support of the campus voter registration campaign; a resolution opposing Proposition 54; and a 3:30 p.m. orientation for new and returning senators.

For details, contact the Academic Senate at ext. 8-1624.

Catastrophic leave bank campaign under way
Human Resources is now conducting its annual drive for pledges of sick leave and/or vacation leave to be placed in a "bank" for use by staff and faculty who sustain a catastrophic illness or injury. The Catastrophic Leave Program (CLP) allows employees to donate 1 to 40 hours (depending on collective bargaining unit) of their vacation or sick leave credits each fiscal year to employees who have exhausted their accrued leave credits and have been approved to participate in the program. The donated vacation leave may also be used for the care of an employee's immediate family.

Each employee (or representative) must conduct an individual solicitation campaign for CLP donations. Once the employee has exhausted these personal donations, the CLP bank can provide additional leave credits.

CLP pledge forms will be distributed to the campus community through campus mail. Pledge forms are also available in the Human Resources office, room 252 of the Administration building, or on the Human Resources Web site:

For details, contact Marcia Allsopp, benefits and professional development manager, at ext. 8-1545 or

Vista Room returns
The Vista Room, a restaurant for fine dining located on the fourth floor of Burk Hall, will begin fall semester service on Monday, Sept. 22.

Chef Daniel Honan returns to supervise students from the departments of Hospitality Management and Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics.

Lunch, served between noon and 1 p.m., costs $12 per person and includes choice of soup or salad, entree, dessert and beverage. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling ext. 5-3530 or ext. 8-7010. Blocks of tickets are available beginning at $287.50 for 25 lunches.

Help welcome new staff, faculty
President Corrigan, the Office of Academic Affairs and the University Women's Association invite the campus community to join them in welcoming new faculty and staff to campus from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the University Club.

Recipients of the University Women's Association scholarships will be honored at the reception.

Refreshments will be served.





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