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February 5

Volume 48, No.19
Aid to quake victims in India The gavel pounds again Build your skills Alum's art on display in U-Club
"Picasso at the Lapin Agile" opens Thursday Students get scholarly Recital Hour returns Disability group meeting
Ralph Stanley on film, stage Research society seeks new members Cyber education via satellite Poetic opening event
"Shorts": to be seen, not worn Bicycling for disabilities Food with a view Total number of SFSU tenured/tenure-track faculty by year

Aid to quake victims in India

In response to last week's devastating earthquake in India, the campus community is asked to donate money to aid in the relief effort. Vijay Ganji, program director for dietetics, is coordinating this effort with the Consulate General of India in San Francisco.

Checks can be written to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund and mailed to Consulate General of India, 540 Arguello Blvd., San Francisco, CA, 94118, or to Ganji via campus mail in Burk Hall 329.

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The gavel pounds again

Build your skills

Faculty are asked to inform students of the free academic skills program for spring 2001, starting Thursday, Feb. 15. No prior registration is required. All workshops are held in Business 202. The schedule for this semester is as follows:

For details on the academic skills program, visit:

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Alum's art on display in U-Club

The campus community is invited to a reception this Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. for the art of Ivy Jacobsen, whose work is on display in the University Club. Her canvases feature mixed media to depict abstract organic imagery and storytelling from the subconscious. Jacobsen received her bachelor's degree in fine art from SFSU last year.

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"Picasso at the Lapin Agile" opens Thursday

The Players' Club production of Steve Martin's "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" premieres this Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Little Theatre at a special price of $8.

The play--which is completely designed, funded, produced, directed, built and acted by SFSU student--tells the humorous account of a fictitious meeting between Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein in a Parisian bar at the beginning of the 20th century. Directed by Glenn Sauber,

"Picasso at the Lapin Agile" (translation: agile rabbit) echoes the questions of the 20th century and takes them into the new millennium.

"Picasso at the Lapin Agile" will also be performed this Friday through Sunday and Feb. 15 through Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. In addition, 2 p.m. matinee performances will be held this Saturday; Saturday, Feb. 17; and Sunday, Feb. 18. Admission to the play is $8 for students and seniors and $10 for the general public.

Tickets may be purchased at the Creative Arts Box Office or by calling EXT 8-2467.

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Students get scholarly

The deadline for students to apply for SFSU's Annual Student Research Competition is Friday, Feb. 23. Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students--as well as spring, summer and fall 2000 graduates--are eligible. The campus competition will be held Feb. 27-March 7.

The Student Research Competition promotes excellence in undergraduate and graduate scholarly research and creative activity by recognizing outstanding student accomplishments.

Students may enter the competition in any of the following areas: behavioral and social sciences; biological and agricultural sciences; business, economics and public administration; creative arts and design; education; engineering and computer science; health, nutrition and clinical sciences; humanities and letters; and physical and mathematical sciences.

The University will provide travel funds for campus winners to compete in the system-wide CSU Student Research Competition at San Jose State University on April 27-28.

Student registration forms and application guidelines may be obtained at the Graduate Division office, Administration 254, or in the College offices. For details, contact Dr. Darlene Yee at or Lisa Hoskins at

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Recital Hour returns

Disability group meeting

The campus community is invited to a Disability Special Interest Group meeting this Thursday at noon in the DeBellis Room on the sixth floor of the Library. Topics to be discussed include planning for the Disability Resource Center's 25th anniversary and a Disability Studies event this spring.

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Ralph Stanley on film, stage

Associated Students Performing Arts and Lectures presents the West Coast premiere of "The Ralph Stanley Story," a documentary on the bluegrass legend, tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. in Knuth Hall. Director/producer Herb Smith will be on hand. Admission is free.

Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys will also perform live in Knuth Hall tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the concert are $10 for students and $15 for the general public and may be purchased at the Creative Arts Box Office or by calling EXT 8-2467.

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Research society seeks new members

The SFSU Chapter of Sigma Xi, the national research society, is looking for new members. The goals of SFSU's chapter are to advance scientific research, encourage cooperation among scientists in all disciplines and assist the wider understanding of science.

For an application and more information about election to membership in the SFSU Chapter of Sigma Xi, contact Darlene Yee at

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Cyber education via satellite

SFSU will participate in a nationwide, live-via-satellite PBS seminar titled "Control, Conflict and Courseware: Intellectual Property in Online Education" from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Thursday.

The seminar will discuss issues related to online distance education, such as ownership of online classes and fair compensation for those working in cyber education. During the seminar, experts in the field will analyze real-world scenarios and answer questions submitted by viewers via phone or fax.

The videoconference will be transmitted live to classrooms on campus cable Channel 3. Interactive classroom space and information packets will be available for those wishing to participate. For details, contact Val Sakovich at EXT 8-2634 or Brigid Duffy at EXT 8-1493.

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Poetic opening event

Poets George Stanley and Sharon Thesen will read at The Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives' opening evening of 2001 this Thursday at 7:30 at the Unitarian Center, located at 1187 Franklin St. (at Geary Boulevard). A $5 donation is requested at the door.

Stanley, a native of San Francisco, and Thesen are both residents of Vancouver, B.C. A member of the poetry circles around the late Jack Spicer and the North Beach bohemian scene during the 1960s, Stanley focuses his poems on his personal and family history in San Francisco. His most recent book is "At Andy's." Thesen's recent projects include her edition of "The New Long Poem Anthology" and "Charles Olson and Frances Boldereff: A Modern Corresponcence," co-edited with Ralph Maud, as well as her latest boo k of poetry, "A Pair of Scissors."

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"Shorts': to be seen, not worn

"A Dozen Shorts: First-Class Films and Second-Class Rates," a free screening of 12 short films by MFA cinema students, will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. in McKenna Theatre.

For details, contact the cinema department at EXT 8-1629 or

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Bicycling for disabilities

Matt Schneider and Rob Basuino, members of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity at SFSU, are soliciting donations for a 63-day, 3,500-mile bicycle tour that will benefit Push America, a nonprofit organization founded by Pi Kappa Phi that aims to improve the lives of people with disabilities through service, volunteerism, education and awareness.

For more information on making a tax-deductible donation to Push America on behalf of Schneider and Basuino, contact Schneider at (415) 584-4640.

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Food with a view

The Vista Room, located on the fourth floor of Burk Hall, will begin service Feb. 20. Lunch is $10 per person and includes choice of soup or salad, entrees, desserts and beverages. Tickets much be purchased in advance by calling EXT 5-3530 or EXT 8-6087. Blocks of tickets are available beginning at $237 for 25 lunches.

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Total number of SFSU tenured/tenure track faculty by year

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