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Volume 51, Number 29   April 19, 2004         

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A portrait of
Israeli visual culture

Professor Larry Abramson of the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem will present "Imaging Zionism: Complicity and Criticality in Israeli Visual Culture" at noon Tuesday in the Verducci Room of the University Club. Admission is free.

The event is sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program.

African American
health fair

The annual African American Community Health Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Quad.

The health fair will provide students with the opportunity to interact with agencies, groups and individuals to gain valuable information regarding healthful lifestyles and self-care. Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to take advantage of free eye exams, massages, body fat measurements, blood and glaucoma screenings, and testing for HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.

The event is sponsored by Associated Students, the Student Health Advisory Committee, Student Health Service and Counseling and Psychological Services Center.

NSF grants workshop
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs invites faculty to a workshop on applying for National Science Foundation (NSF) grants from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday in room 460 of the Administration building. The workshop will place particular emphasis on NSF Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) awards and will be facilitated by Urban Studies faculty members Dick LeGates and Ayse Pamuk, both of whom have obtained CCLI grants.

R.S.V.P. to Toni Philadeng at ext. 8-6478 or Refreshments will be provided.

A tangle of words
The Poetry Center invites the campus community to an evening of poetry with award-winning poets from Thicket Press from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in room 512 of the Humanities building. The event is free and features readings by the poets who contributed to "Tangle Vine," a limited edition chapbook published by Thicket Press. Copies will be available for purchase at the event.

Teaching inmates
college English

English Professor Judy Breen and her students will give a presentation from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday in room 587 of the Humanities building on their experiences as volunteer teachers in a college-level English class taught to inmates at San Quentin State Prison. Their class was featured in a March 29 article in the San Francisco Chronicle.

The event is free and sponsored by the Graduate Literature Association.

College of Marin preview
The campus community is invited to a sneak preview of the first programs that will be part of the SFSU/College of Marin partnership at the College's Indian Valley campus. The preview will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22, in room 106 of the Ohlone Building of the Indian Valley campus, 1800 Ignacia Blvd., Novato.

SFSU upper division classes will be offered at Indian Valley in fall 2004 in child and adolescent development and holistic health.

The end of the
Ottoman Empire

Artemis Leontis, adjunct professor and coordinator of the Modern Greek Program at the University of Michigan, will present "Distracted by Modernity: Classicist Francis W. Kelsey, Eye-Witness to the Dissolution of the Ottoman Empire" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 23, in room 587 of the Humanities building.

The event is sponsored by the Center for Modern Greek Studies.

Coming Up
On George Eliot's
Daniel Deronda
Catherine Gallagher, Eggers Professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley, will speak on "Daniel Deronda: The Too Much of Literature" at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, in room 512 of the Humanities building.

The event is sponsored by the Department of English. A reception follows.

Rave culture explored
"Generation E," a documentary by SFSU cinema major Le Sheng Liu about rave culture, will be screened from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 29, in room 133 of the Humanities building. The documentary tracks the publicity that has surrounded rave culture in recent years and compares alternatives for dealing with drug-related youth issues.

The event is sponsored by the CEASE (Creating Empowerment through Alcohol and Substance Abuse Education) Program. For details, contact Bita Shooshani at ext. 5-3953.

Fashion show
Students in apparel design and merchandising invite the campus community to their Runway 2004 Kaleidoscope Fashion Event at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 2, at Stonestown Galleria. Admission is $5 for the general public and $3 for students. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to A Miner Miracle, a local nonprofit whose mission is to assist men and women with clothing as they reenter the work force.

For details, contact Connie Ulasewicz at ext. 8-1860.

SF State News home

Ann Hallum named dean of graduate studies
Ann Hallum, professor of physical therapy, has been named dean of graduate studies. Hallum, a Daly City resident, has served as acting dean of graduate studies since 2002. Previously, she was associate dean of the SFSU College of Health and Human Services, a position she held from 1997 to 2000.

"Ann has done an outstanding job since taking over the Division of Graduate Studies on an acting basis," said John Gemello, provost and vice president for academic affairs. "Through her leadership and knowledge, she has already improved the division's efficiency and customer service tremendously. I look forward to her continued work with faculty and the campus community to build a stronger graduate program."

Hallum replaces Paul Fonteyn, who left SFSU in 2002 to become provost and vice chancellor of academic affairs at University of Massachusetts, Boston.

A licensed physical therapist and psychologist, Hallum focuses her academic research and community outreach activities on physical therapy for disabled children. She joined the University in 1990 to head a new graduate program in physical therapy, offered jointly by SFSU and University of California, San Francisco. The program is ranked 15th nationwide by U.S. News and World Report.

As dean of graduate studies, Hallum is charged with fostering the strengthening and improvement of existing graduate programs, facilitating the development of new programs, implementing policies related to graduate programs, helping acquire additional resources to enhance graduate programs, and overseeing effective services to graduate students, faculty, staff, programs and the community.

Nominate an outstanding staff member
Every month CampusMemo features the staff member selected to receive the Staff Teamwork and Recognition Award (STAR). But that's just the end result of the process -- it begins with you. Know a staff member who deserves recognition? Nominate him or her. It couldn't be easier. Simply fill out the
online form at:

Get to know the nominees
Position statements for the nominees for various University-wide faculty governance positions can be found on the Academic Senate Web site:

Defensive driving
Defensive driving training classes will be available for staff and faculty from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 13.

To sign up, call ext. 8-1449 or e-mail

Wear jeans, raise awareness
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The S.A.F.E. Place invites students, staff, faculty and administrators to wear denim Wednesday, April 21, to raise awareness of sexual assault as a serious crime -- no matter what the victim is wearing. To learn more about Denim Day, see:

This month's Insiders include a report by Penelope Flores, professor of secondary education, on Ethiopian school curriculum; an innovation award that English faculty members Helen Gillotte-Troop and Sugie Goen received for their SFSU integrated reading and writing program; and a presentation on Microsoft's .NET by Sam Gill, professor of information systems.

Read the Insiders:

Academic Senate Action

At its April 13 meeting the Academic Senate...

  • Heard a report from CSU Statewide Academic Senate chair Robert Cherny.
  • Heard a report from the College of Extended Learning Dean Gail Whitaker on the policy and procedures for moving academic programs to self support.
  • Heard a recommendation on a revision to the University's grade appeal practices and procedures. Voting on the recommendation was postponed to April 27.
  • Heard a resolution on blocking spam. The resolution will return April 27 for a second reading.
  • Approved a resolution on revenue enhancement.

Read the full Academic Senate meeting report:


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