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January 22

Volume 48, No.17
Comedy tickets on sale today International education enhancer bell hooks comes to McKenna Search for student research
Bluegrass legend live, on film Coordination of collaboration 'First-Class' films for free Bacon, eggs, potatoes and Eyetools
Hot prospects for student site 'M. Butterfly' selected for festival Picasso and Einstein meet Handbell inquiries
Gator athletics events for week of Jan. 22-28 Summary of workload for tenured/tenured-track faculty

Comedy tickets on sale today

Beginning today, tickets for SFSU's annual Comedy Night are on sale. This year's event will feature Jo Anne Worley, Louis Nye, Ruth Buzzi, Tom Poston and SFSU alumnus Ronnie Schell. It will be held Friday, March 2, and Saturday, March 3, at 8 p.m. in McKenna Theatre.

With proceeds benefiting the SFSU athletics department, tickets cost $60 or $75 each. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Comedy Night hotline at EXT 5-0556. Hurry, the last two years have been sell-out performances.

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International education enhancer

The Office of International Programs (OIP) invites proposals for grants to foster international education at SFSU. Eligible projects are those that have the potential to enhance international education through research and scholarship, creative activities, student and faculty exchanges, foreign language and area studies, curricular innovation, or promotion of international awareness and understanding.

Tenured and tenure-track faculty not on early retirement (FERP) are encouraged to apply. Grants range between $1,000 and $5,000. Applications may be picked up at OIP in ADM 450 or downloaded from the OIP Web site at: The application deadline is Friday, March 9. For additional information, contact OIP at EXT 8-1293.

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bell hooks comes to McKenna

Associated Students Performing Arts and Lectures presents a lecture by bell hooks on Thursday, Feb. 1, at 3 p.m. in McKenna Theatre.

hooks is an acclaimed writer, intellectual, feminist theorist and cultural critic who has written 20 books, including "Salvation: Black People and Love" and "All About Love: New Visions."

Tickets cost $7 for students and $10 for the general public and may be purchased at the Creative Arts Box Office or by calling EXT 8-2467.

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Search for student research

Faculty members are asked to inform their students of the Annual Student Research Competition taking place on campus Feb. 27-March 7. Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students, as well as spring, summer and fall 2000 graduates, are eligible.

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 nine 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 phys ical 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 and 28.

Student registration forms and application guidelines may be obtained at the Graduate Division office, ADM 254, or in the College offices. The deadline for applications is Feb. 23. For details, contact Darlene Yee at or Lisa Hoskins at

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Bluegrass legend live, on film

First watch the film of his life story, then watch his band's live performance that same day.

The West Coast premiere of "The Ralph Stanley Story," a documentary on the bluegrass legend, will take place in Knuth Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 9:30 a.m. Director/producer Herb Smith will be on hand. Admission is free.

Then at 7:30 p.m. the same day, Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys are scheduled to perform in Knuth Hall. 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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Coordination of collaboration

The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching (CET) announces that it has hired Adrienne Anderson as Collaboratory coordinator.

As Collaboratory coordinator, Anderson provides hands-on Collaboratory demonstrations and workshops and works closely with faculty and staff in the development and implementation of private Collaboratory sessions, workshops and meetings.

Previously, Anderson served as technology coordinator for several training programs at Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco. Prior to Glide Memorial Church, she held supervisory and computer training positions at Access to Software for All People, the East Oakland Youth Development Center and Youth Radio.

The Collaboratory, located in Burk Hall 229, is an innovative classroom offering a new approach to teaching and learning. Utilizing GroupSystems® software-which is used for brainstorming, organizing ideas and group discussion-the room is well-suited for collaborative learning, strategic planning, problem solving and decision making.

For details about the Collaboratory and CET, call EXT 8-6456 or

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'First-Class' films for free

The campus community is invited to "A Dozen Shorts: First-Class Films and Second-Class Rates," a free screening of 12 short experimental, documentary and narrative films by cinema students who will receive their MFAs in 2002.

The screening will be held Saturday, Feb. 10, at 6 p.m. in McKenna Theatre. For more information, contact the cinema department at EXT 8-1629 or

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Bacon, eggs, potatoes and Eyetools

The College of Extended Learning invites the campus community to a free Digital Exchange Breakfast Lecture by Greg Edwards, founder and president of Eyetools Inc., on Friday, Feb. 9, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the SFSU Downtown Center on 425 Market St.

Eyetools uses a patented eye-tracking technology developed at Stanford University to produce dramatic improvements in Web-site design.

The registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 2. For more information or to register online, visit: or contact Julie Barnathan, corporate training director, at EXT 5-7711 or

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Hot prospects for student site

Prospective students and their families now have an SFSU Web site to find out everything they need to know about attending San Francisco State.

The new site has grouped together admissions information for freshmen, transfer students, graduate students, international students and lifelong learners. Within the site, visitors can learn about University degree programs, academic majors, housing, admissions procedures and deadlines, financial aid, student life, and visiting the campus.

Within the University Snapshot's "Word on the Street" section, student photos and in-depth profiles are featured, as well as comments by SFSU faculty. The site also has a "Hot News" section with up-to-date deadlines and admissions information as it changes.

Faculty and staff who know of family and friends interested in attending SFSU are encouraged to refer them to the site. The site was produced by the Publications Office and Computing Services' Web team.

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'M. Butterfly' selected for festival

The Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival, Region VIII has selected the SFSU theatre arts department's production of "M. Butterfly," directed by Professor Yukihiro Goto, to participate in this year's "Festival of Scenes" competition.

Out of approximately 200 plays entered in Region VIII, 10 were chosen for the "Festival of Scenes." "M. Butterfly" will vie for the "Best of Festival Scene" to be awarded at the festival, which will be held at CSU Fresno on Jan. 30.

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Picasso and Einstein meet

Ever wonder what a conversation between Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein might be like? Then Steve Martin's "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" may have the answer you're looking for.

The play, presented by The Players' Club, tells the humorous account of a fictitious meeting between Picasso and 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"-which is completely designed, funded, produced, directed, built and acted by SFSU students-will be performed Feb. 8–11 and Feb. 15–18 in the Little Theatre at 8 p.m. In addition, matinee performances will be held Feb. 10, 17 and 18 at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $8 for students and seniors and $10 for the general public and may be purchased at the Creative Arts Box Office or by calling EXT 8-2467. All tickets for the preview performance on Feb. 8 cost $8.

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Handbell inquiries

The SFSU Handbell Choir is looking for several sharp ringers. Those interested in joining the choir are encouraged to attend its rehearsals, held every other Monday at 6:45 p.m. beginning Jan. 29. No previous hand-bell ringing experience is required.

Rehearsals take place in the Choir Room of Temple United Methodist Church at 65 Beverly St., located five blocks from campus. To enter the Choir Room, ring the doorbell on the door closest to the parking lot shared with Kaufer's Religious Supplies.

For more information, contact Caroline Harnly at EXT 8-1454.

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Gator athletics events for week of Jan.22-28

Click here Gator Athletics events for week of January 22 - 28

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Summary of workload for tenured/tenured-track faculty

Click here Summary of workload for tenured/tenured-track faculty

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