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February 12

Volume 48, No.20
Finalists Announced for Dean of Science and Engineering Still time to catch the agile rabbit Job-related accommodations for faculty and staff Faculty get creative in new exhibit
V-Day returns to SFSU Free travel for student researchers A fantastic four to perform Get students to read better
A three-course meal on campus Are ethnic wars more violent? Homecoming" filmmaker Students from across the CSU converge on SFSU
"Easy tips for big energy savings: Academic Senate Update State Supported Non-Faculty Employees

Finalists Announced for Dean of Science and Engineering

Five finalists have been selected for the dean of the College of Science and Engineering position and have been invited to campus to meet with representatives of the campus. All members of the campus community are invited to attend the presentations and receptions for each of the candidates. Some presentations and receptions have not yet been scheduled. The dates and times for those events will be announced in future issues of CampusMemo.

Feb. 22 and 23: Dr. Jacque Carter, interim dean, College of Arts and Sciences, University of New England. February 22: reception 3-3:30 p.m. in SCI 256; presentation 3:35-5 p.m. in SCI 201.

March 8 and 9: Dr. Edward Schmidt, associate dean, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Nebraska. March 8: reception 3-3:30 p.m. in SCI 256; presentation 3:35-5 p.m. in SCI 201.

March 15 and 16: Dr. David Asai, acting department head, Biological Sciences, Purdue University. March 15: reception 3-3:30 p.m. in SCI 256; presentation 3:35-5 p.m. in SCI 201.

March 19 and 20: Dr. Alissa Arp, director, Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies-SFSU.

April 2 and 3: Dr. Peter Englert, pro-vice chancellor and dean of Science, Architecture & Design, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

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Still time to catch the agile rabbit

The Players' Club production of Steve Martin's "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" will be performed this Thursday through Sunday at 8 p.m. in the Little Theatre. Matinee performances will be held this Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Admission to the play is $8 for students and seniors and $10 for the general public.

The play - which is designed, funded, produced, directed, built and acted by SFSU students - 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.

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

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Job-related accommodations for faculty and staff

The Office of Human Relations Disability Programs Unit provides work-related accommodations to those individuals with verifiable disabilities.

Accommodation request forms are available in HSS 326 until Feb. 20 or on the web: After that, the office will move to Room 109 of the Student Services Building. For more information about the Disability Programs Unit, please contact Don Brown at EXT 8-6436 or Kelly Vuong at EXT 8-3905.

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Faculty get creative in new exhibit

"College of Humanities Faculty Show 2001," an exhibit featuring creative work by faculty who are members of the departments of Classics, Humanities, English, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Journalism, Museum Studies and Speech and Communication Studies, opens Wednesday, Feb. 21. The campus community is invited to a reception on opening day from 3-5 p.m., located in the College of Humanities, HUM 484. Come enjoy refreshments and talk to some of the faculty whose work will be exhibited: Marian Bernstein, Rodger Birt, Carolyn Chaney, Doreen Deicke, Elise Earthman, Linda Ellis, Ken Kobre, Lois Lyles, Catherine Siskron, Eddie Williams and others. The exhibit is open to the public and will be on display through early March. Visiting hours are weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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V-Day returns to SFSU

It's not too late to support V-Day, the third annual production of Eve Ensler's play "The Vagina Monologues," sponsored by the S.A.F.E. Place Peer Educators. Tax-deductible donations are being solicited to support the production, which benefits W.O.M.A.N. Inc. (Women Organized to Make Abuse Nonexistent). Donations may also be made directly to W.O.M.A.N. Inc.

SFSU students, staff and faculty are also invited to volunteer for the April 20 production. Auditions will be held Feb. 21 from 6 to 9 p.m., Feb. 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Feb. 24 from 3 to 6 p.m. Call The S.A.F.E. Place at EXT 8-2819 for details.

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Free travel for student researchers

The application deadline for students to participate in SFSU's Annual Student Research Competition is fast approaching. Students must turn in their forms by Friday, Feb. 23. Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students-as well as spring, summer and fall 2000 graduates-are eligible. The campus competition will take place Feb. 27 through March 7.

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, ADM 254, or in the College offices. For details, contact Dr. Darlene Yee at or Lisa Hoskins at

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A fantastic four to perform

The Morrison Artist Series presents a concert by the Brentano String Quartet this Sunday, Feb. 18, at 3 p.m. in McKenna Theatre. Admission is free.

Since its inception in 1992, The Brentano String Quartet (Mark Steinberg, Serena Canin, Misha Amory and Michael Kannen) has been singled out for technical brilliance, musical insight and stylistic elegance. Named the inaugural quartet-in-residence at Princeton University in 1999, the Brentano String Quartet has also served as the quartet-in-residence at New York University since 1995. The Quartet is named after Antonie Brentano, whom many scholars believe to have been Beethoven's mysterious "Immortal Beloved" and to whom he wrote his famous love confession.

For more information or to put your name on the Morrison Artists Series mailing list, call EXT 8-1358.

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Get students to read better

This week's academic skills workshop, "Improving Reading Rate and Comprehension," will be facilitated by Kristy Buckingham, an English graduate teaching assistant. Faculty members are encouraged to tell their students who might need to work on their reading skills about the workshop. It will be held this Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in BUS 202. No prior sign-up is required.

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A three-course meal on campus

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, entree, dessert and beverages. Tickets must 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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Are ethnic wars more violent?

Professor Stathis Kalyvas, of the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago, will speak on "Violence in the Greek Civil War" on Friday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Humanities 108. The lecture is free and open to the public and is co-sponsored by the departments of History and Humanities.

The talk will explore whether violence in ethnic civil wars is fundamentally different from violence in non-ethnic civil wars and if so, offer possible reasons why. It is based on new research carried out both in southern and in northern Greece, combining oral histories conducted by Professor Kalyvas and written sources.

For more information, contact the Center for Modern Greek Studies at EXT 8-1892.

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"Homecoming" filmmaker to speak

Filmmaker Charlene Gilbert, co-author of the book "Homecoming: The Story of African- American Farmers" and producer/director of the film "Homecoming," will present a lecture this Thursday from 1-3 p.m. in the Student Center. Admission is free. Her appearance is sponsored by the Department of Black Studies. For more information, call EXT 8-1054.

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Students from across the CSU converge on SFSU

Associated Students (AS) will host the CSSA (California State Student Association) conference on campus Feb. 17 and 18. The CSSA, which is composed of AS members from all CSU campuses, represents student interests and lobbies legislators. Faculty and staff who are interested in student perspectives on issues facing the CSU, including year-round operations and housing, are welcome to attend. The conference will be held in Jack Adams Hall of the Cesar Chavez Student Center on Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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Easy tips for big energy savings

Consider removing some of the fluorescent tubes in overhead fixtures to help SFSU do its part to conserve energy. Plant Operations staff will help you customize your lighting by removing unnecessary tubes. You decide what's acceptable. For this service, call Campus Support Services at EXT 8-2825.

Please help us with energy conservation. Your ideas are welcome and needed. If you have suggestions for conserving energy, or if you see energy being wasted, please call EXT 8-SAVE (EXT 8-7283).

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Academic Senate Update

Heard a report from Vice Chair Helen Goldsmith:

In the action part of the meeting, the Senate:

The Academic Senate agenda and minutes can be found on the Academic Senate Website:

The next meeting of the Academic Senate will be held Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

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