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March 26

Volume 48, No.26
Goldman chair candidate speaks today Represent on Senate committees A future SFSU dean? A future SFSU dean? Disability Resource Center at 25
Teaching survey A future SFSU dean? A future SFSU dean? A future SFSU dean? Commencement regalia reservations
Reception for artist Susan Tibbon A future SFSU dean? A future SFSU dean? The art of conserving art Murder, Roman style
Travel funds for staff A future SFSU dean? A future SFSU dean? SFSU Endowment Totals by Fiscal Year: 1989 to 2000 AIDS Awareness Day
African American Health Fair A future SFSU dean? A future SFSU dean? Medicinal plants and healing Inaugural Pasker Chair lecture
Staff Changes at PRI A future SFSU dean? Breakfast goes wireless Academic Senate Action

Goldman chair candidate speaks today

All members of the campus community are invited to attend a presentation today by the first candidate for the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair in Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility.

Michael Lerner, editor of Tikkun Magazine (a bimonthly Jewish critique of politics, culture and society), will give a talk on "The Return of the Sacred and the Challenge to Jewish Secularism: Can Social Psychology and Social Theory Engage an Emancipatory Spirituality?" at 12:45 p.m. in HUM 587.

For further information, call EXT 8-7395.

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Represent on Senate committees

Nominations for faculty representation to several University-wide committees are due today. Nominations may be submitted to the Academic Senate Office (ADM 551) or to by 5 p.m.

During the April 3 meeting, the Senate will elect faculty representatives to the: Academic Affirmative Action Committee; Alumni Association Board; All-University Teacher Education Committee; Campus Safety Committee; Children's Center Advisory Board; Center for the Enhancement of Teaching-Board of Directors; Educational Technology Advisory Committee; Franciscan Shops-Board of Directors; Graduate Council; Professional Development Council; Student Center Governing Board; and Students, Faculty and Staff wit h Disabilities Committee.

Contact the Academic Senate Office for more information at EXT 8-7105.

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Disability Resource Center at 25

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) at SFSU will hold a series of events in April to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

April 2: The DRC will sponsor a teleconference titled "Psychological Disabilities on Campus: What You Need to Know" from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in AV 36 of the J. Paul Leonard Library. Advance registration is necessary because of limited seating. To register, call Deidre Defreese at EXT 8-6356.

April 3: The DRC will sponsor a symposium on disability studies and the humanities. The symposium, titled "What's Disability Got To Do With It?," will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the Rosa Parks Room of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. It will be moderated by Paul Longmore, professor of history and director of the Institute on Disability. Mairian Corker of the University of Lancashire will give a talk titled "Disability: The Unwelcome Ghost at the Banquet…and the Conspiracy of Normality." Other sympo sium participants include Catherine Kudlick, associate professor of history at UC Davis, and Susan Schweik, associate professor of English at UC Berkeley. For more information, call EXT 8-3382.

The celebration will continue April 18-See next week's CampusMemo for details.

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Teaching survey

All faculty and students are invited to participate in a brief Web-based survey to help discover what criteria of teaching effectiveness are valued most highly at SFSU.

The survey also provides an opportunity to give feedback on seven items that are proposed as a core to all instruments used at SFSU to assess students' opinions of teaching effectiveness. This project is a collaborative effort between the Office of Academic Affairs and the Academic Senate. Please participate (the survey takes only moments to complete) and provide anonymous feedback by entering your views at:

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A future SFSU dean?

Another candidate for Dean of Undergraduate Studies will be visiting campus next week. James A. Anderson, vice provost, Division of Undergraduate Affairs, North Carolina State University, will be on campus April 2 and 3.

Anderson's presentation and reception will take place April 2 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the University Club.

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Commencement regalia reservations

All faculty members who plan to participate in Commencement 2001 may reserve their academic apparel at the SFSU Bookstore. Please call the administration office at EXT 8-2665 or stop by Mezzanine 113C of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Office hours are Monday through Friday,9 a.m. Ð 5 p.m. The deadline to place orders is Friday, April 13. All late orders will be assessed a $15 second-day air charge or a $30 next-day air charge depending on how late the order is placed. On-time orders will be ready for pickup Monday, May 14. For more information, please call Kristin Symes at EXT 8-8064.

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Reception for artist Susan Tibbon

The campus community is invited to a reception honoring San Francisco artist Susan Tibbon this Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. in the University Club. Tibbon, an SFSU alumna, presents her show "Animal, Vegetable, Mineral" in the club through June 7. The show features a suite of botanical etchings, lush "temples" and remarkable painted eggs. Refreshments will be served.

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The art of conserving art

Nathan Stolow, an internationally known art conservation consultant, will lecture on the nature of art conservation treatments this Saturday at 10 a.m. in HSS 130. Stolow was a founding member of the International Institute for Conservation and has advised on environmental controls and design for numerous museums, archives and galleries.

The lecture is sponsored by the Anthropology Department and the Bay Area Art Conservation Guild. For more information, call EXT 8-2046.

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Murder, Roman style

The Classics Students Association's lecture series presents an evening with best-selling mystery writer Steven Saylor, who will speak on "Bringing the Late Republic to Life (And Putting it to Death): Writing Novels about Cicero's Rome" this Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Humanities Auditorium, HUM 133. Saylor is the author of the Roma Sub Rosa series of novels. He will also be signing copies of "The Venus Throw," his latest mystery. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.

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Travel funds for staff

This Friday is the deadline for applications for approved job-related travel support for University staff members (faculty received support last year). Up to $1,000 is available. Send applications to the SFSU Retirement Association in care of Franklin Sheehan, Mathematics Department.

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SFSU Endowment Totals by Fiscal Year: 1989 to 2000

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AIDS Awareness Day

This year's Multicultural AIDS Awareness Day will be held April 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Malcolm X Plaza, the Quad and in Jack Adams Hall. The event will feature the world-famous Latexhibition, music, dance, films, speakers, area community organizations and the Poetry Slam finals at 1 p.m. For details, see next week's CampusMemo, or call EXT 8-7339.

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African American Health Fair

The African American Community Health Fair will take place April 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Malcolm X Plaza. SFSU students, staff and faculty are invited for free health screenings, the first round of the health poetry slam and more, including African-American poet Wanna Wright, who will share the story of her struggle with breast cancer. For details, see next week's CampusMemo or call Kamal Herb at EXT 8-2191.

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Medicinal plants and healing

The Holistic Health speaker this week is author, acupuncturist and herbalist David Crow. He will speak on "The Herbal Renaissance and the Search for the Medicine Buddha" this Thursday from 12:10 to 1:45 p.m. in HSS 306.

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Inaugural Pasker Chair lecture

Christopher Waldrep, who holds the Jamie and Phyllis Pasker Chair in History at SFSU, will present "Racial Violence on Trial: Our Legal War Against Hate" on April 4 at 4 p.m. in the Seven Hills Conference Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Staff Changes at PRI

The Public Research Institute (PRI) has augmented its top staff since September 2000.

John Rogers is PRI's new associate director; Heidi Skolnik and Helen Hyun have joined PRI as senior researchers. Michael Potepan, chair of Economics, is acting director and chairs PRI's faculty board. A national search for a new director is under way. Rufus Browning, director from 1994 to 2000, remains at PRI as a senior faculty researcher.

The additions greatly strengthen PRI's research and managerial capabilities. Con-tact PRI at EXT 8-2978 or

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Breakfast goes wireless

Gerry Purdy, president and CEO of Mobile Insights, will present a free lecture on "The Wireless Web: How the Next Billion People Will Connect to the Internet" on Thursday, April 12, at 8 a.m. at the SFSU Downtown Center (425 Market St.) in rooms 208-209.

Part of the Digital Breakfast series, Purdy's lecture is sponsored by the College of Extended Learning's Multimedia and IT Corporate Training Program. The deadline for registration is Tuesday, April 10.

For details or to register, contact Julie Barnathan at EXT 5-7711 or or visit:

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Academic Senate Action

Heard a report from Chair Pamela Vaughn:

In the action part of the meeting, the Senate:

The next meeting of the Academic Senate will be held Tuesday, April 3, from 2 to 4 the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center.

All are welcome to attend.

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