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April 23

Volume 48, No.29
Two Goldman Chair candidates Student commencement stories Final undergrad studies dean candidate Are your students behaving judiciously?
In memoriam: Alfred H. Schainblatt More wine please, Mr. President Program discontinuance review Today is last day for committee nominations
Academic Senate agenda Job-related disability accommodations Taste the diversity of SFSU Wanted: cat-loving volunteers
Get involved in the community Enter L.A.'s 'Twilight' zone Notes and reminders Highest Number of Foreign Students at Master's-Degree-Granting Institutions: 1998-99

Two Goldman Chair candidates

The campus community is invited to attend the presentations of the final two candidates for the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair in Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility.

Arthur Waskow, director of the Shalom Center in Philadelphia, will give a talk on "The Meaning of Shabbat in the Overwork Society: Can Jewish Wisdom be Carried into American Public Space?"today at 1 p.m. in Room 1 of the University Club. Waskow has written several books, including "Godwrestling -Round 2: Ancient Wisdom, Future Paths and Down to Earth Judaism: Food, Money, Sex and the Rest of Life."

This Wednesday, Laurie Zoloth, director of the Jewish Studies Program at SFSU, will give a talk titled "No Exit? Do Jews Have a Right to Leave the Covenant?"at 1 p.m. in Room 1 of the University Club. Zoloth is the author of several books, including "Health Care and the Ethics of Encounter"and "Notes from a Narrow Ridge: Religion and Bioethics"(co-written by Dena Davis).

For more information, call EXT 8-3152.

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Student commencement stories

Know any top students graduating this May who have excelled like no man or woman has before, broken the chains of adversity to achieve beyond the call of duty, or just have interesting or unusual life stories? If so, faculty and staff are asked to contact The Office of Public Affairs at EXT 8-1665 who will try to get these students the visibility that they deserve.

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Final undergrad studies dean candidate

Ellen Belton, the final candidate for the dean of undergraduate studies, is visiting SFSU today and tomorrow. Her presentation and reception will be held today from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the University Club.

Belton is the dean of undergraduate studies at Brooklyn College.

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Are your students behaving judiciously?

The Office of Judicial Affairs (part of Student Affairs) invites faculty and staff to two Judicial Affairs Q & A sessions this Wed-nesday at 2:30 p.m. and this Friday at 2:30 p.m. in Student Services 401. These meetings will provide discussions, strategies and assistance in dealing with students who may have violated the Student Code of Conduct.

The second session is especially recommended for those who have already taken part in a Judicial Affairs Q & A and may have follow-up questions. To RSVP, call EXT 8-2032.

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In memoriam: Alfred H. Schainblatt

Alfred H. Schainblatt, emeritus professor of business analysis and computing systems (BACS), died April 6 in Santa Barbara. He was 68. The cause of death was cardiovascular disease.

Schainblatt joined SFSU in fall 1981. Trained as a quality-control management scientist, he taught courses in business statistics and bus-iness math as well as quality assurance and business ethics until his retirement last June.

Prior to joining SFSU's College of Business, Schainblatt worked as a senior research associate at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C. His work there led to the 1979 publication of "Mental Health Services: What Happens to the Clients?,"written by Schainblatt and Harry P. Hatry.

Schainblatt earned a doctorate in the philosophy of science from UC Santa Barbara in 1972 and an MBA from UC Berkeley. His colleagues in BACS note that he was especially proud of his role as an examiner for the Baldrige National Quality Awards, an annual competition sponsored by the U.S. Commerce Department that recognizes American companies that show superior quality in the management and production of their products and services.

"I respected Al for his knowledge, intelli-gence and integrity,"said Paul Rech, a pro-fessor in the department. "As an educator, he listened to his own drummer and his uncompromising, hard-working and inno-vative approach to his job was refreshing. His sharp enlivening wit will be remembered by many of us. A good man is gone."

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More wine please, Mr. President

University Club members and their guests are invited to join President Robert A. Corrigan, vice presidents, deans and other celebrity servers at the sixth annual "Are You Being Served?"luncheon. Seating is limited, so lunch reservations are required and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The event takes place next Monday at noon in the University Club. The cost is $11 per guest.

Check your campus mailbox for an announcement and reservation form. Forms may be returned with payment by Wednesday, or earlier if reservations are full. Forms must be dropped off with one of the following people:

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Program discontinuance review

The Educational Policies Council is scheduled to review the following proposed program discontinuances: minor in positive health, fitness and leisure; the master of science in taxation; and possibly, a review of the proposed discontinuance of the master of arts in creative arts: concentration in interdisciplinary arts and concen-tration in creativity and arts education.

The meeting will be held Tuesday, May 1, at 2 p.m. in the Verducci Room of the University Club. All members of the campus community are welcome. All interested individuals may submit comments to the Educational Policies Committee prior to May 1.

For details, contact the Academic Senate Office at EXT 8-1264.

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Today is last day for committee nominations

During tomorrow's Academic Senate meeting, elections will be held for faculty representatives to the following committees: Alumni Association Board; All-University Teacher Education Committee; Franciscan Shops-Board of Directors; Graduate Council; Student Center Governing Board; and Students, Faculty and Staff with Disabilities Committee.

Nominations for faculty representation to the committees will be accepted until 5 p.m. today. Nominations may be submitted to the Academic Senate Office, ADM 551, or via e-mail to

Contact the Academic Senate Office at EXT 8-1264 for more information.

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Academic Senate agenda

Due to a full agenda, tomorrow's Aca-demic Senate meeting will begin promptly at 2 p.m. and adjourn at 4:15 p.m. Agenda items include: reports from Vice President La Belle, Dean of Human Relations Kenneth Monteiro, BSS Dean Joel Kassiola, and Jerry Duke, chair of the Academic Program Re-view Committee; Academic Senate elections for the All-University Teacher Education Committee, Graduate Council and Student Center Governing Board; a proposal for a University Ad Hoc Committee on "Summer Semester: Review and Assessment"; a pro-posed revision to the SFSU faculty constitution, Article IV, Section 1.F: membership of the Academic Senate; a proposal for the master of arts in education: concentration in equity and social justice in education; a pro-posal for a joint doctorate (Ed.D.) in urban educational leadership; the proposed 2002-2003 academic calendar; a proposed revision to the legal nurse consulting certificate curri-culum; proposed revisions to the bachelor of science in industrial technology (BSIT); and a proposal for a new joint degree in "The Doctor of Physical Therapy Science"(DPTSc).

A.S. meetings are held in the Seven Hills Conference Center, Nob Hill Room. The campus community is welcome to attend.

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Job-related disability accommodations

The Office of Human Relations Disability Programs Unit, which recently moved to Student Services 109, provides work-related accommodations to individuals with verifiable disabilities.

Reasonable Accommodation request forms are available in the office or on the Web at For details about the Disability Programs Unit, please contact Don Brown at EXT 8-6436 or Kelly Vuong at EXT 8-3905.

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Taste the diversity of SFSU

The annual Student Food Fair will take place today through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Main Lawn. The campus community is invited to sample cuisine reflective of the diversity of the Bay Area. Proceeds from the fair support student organizations. The event is sponsored by the Office of Student Programs/Leader-ship Development.

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Wanted: cat-loving volunteers

The campus feral cats need two new caretakers. The volunteers are charged with feeding the cats on alternate weekends, providing food for the gym cats' feeder, and seeing to the health care of all the cats. Occasionally, a stray cat will move on campus from the surrounding community or someone will drop off a kitten that needs to be rescued, so constant vigilance is necessary.

The current caretakers have been looking after the cats for 13 years. When the program began, there were approximately 24 cats on campus. The population is now less than half of that. All of the current cats have been either neutered or spayed.

For details, contact Kathleen Fornason at EXT 8-7227.

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Get involved in the community

The Community Involvement Center will hold the Community Volunteer Agency Fair this Wednesday in the Student Center Courtyard from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students to attend the fair and learn about opportunities to engage in community service. Nearly 30 Bay Area agencies will participate. Students can learn about summer service opportunities, future service-learning courses and paid work on campus that supports service learning.

For details, contact Amber Brummer at or call EXT 8-1486.

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Enter L.A.'s 'Twilight' zone

SFSU and the Television Race Initiative will screen excerpts from the new film "Twilight: Los Angeles,"an adaptation of Anna Deavere Smith's award-winning play, this Thursday at 6 p.m. in HUM 133. A panel conversation and group discussion will follow the screening. The event is free and open to the public.

In addition to the Television Race Initiative, the screening is sponsored by SFSU's Office of the Dean of Human Relations, A.S. Performing Arts, the Educational Opportunity Program and Berkeley Dispute Resolution Services.

For more information, call the Office of the Dean for Human Relations at EXT 8-3459.

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Notes and reminders

Harry Berger, emeritus UC Santa Cruz professor of literature and art history, will present a lecture on Rembrandt's "The Night Watchman"this Wednesday at 4 p.m. in HUM 474. The lecture is sponsored by the Art and English departments.

The deadline for pre-registration for the Composition and Reading conference, "Pedagogy in Practice,"is next Monday. The conference, sponsored by the Composition and Reading Association for Future Teachers (CRAFT), is open to those interested in issues surrounding reading and writing in the high-school or college classroom. Pre-registration is $20 for students and $25 for non-students. For details, visit or call EXT 8-7450.

Students are invited to sharpen their writing and review the Eight Parts of Speech today at noon and learn skills for Research on the Internet tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. Both free Academic Skills Workshops will be held in AV 36 in the Library basement.

Volunteers are still needed for JumpStart's "Kidsfest Day"on campus on May 11. For details, contact Jessica Taisey at EXT 5-3593 or

Know of any SFSU students who have won significant awards or honors or alumni who have gone on to a distinguished career? If so, please send details to the Office of Public Affairs at Each month a limited number of items focusing on student and alumni accomplishments will be included in e-News, SFSU's monthly e-mail newsletter, and possibly considered for SFSU Magazine, a twice-yearly publication that reaches more than 100,000 SFSU alumni and friends.

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