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Volume 51, Number 20   February 9, 2004           

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Dine in style on campus
The Vista Room, a restaurant for fine dining located on the fourth floor of Burk Hall, will begin spring semester service Monday, Feb. 23. Chef Daniel Honan returns to supervise students from the departments of Hospitality Management and Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics.

Lunch is $12 per person and includes choice of soup or salad, entree, dessert and beverage. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling ext. 5-3530 or ext. 8-6087. Blocks of tickets are available beginning at $287 for 25 lunches.

Spring CET workshops
The spring schedule for Center for the Enhancement of Teaching workshops is now available. View it and register for an upcoming workshop at:

For details, e-mail or call ext. 5-3537.

All about Elijah

Kristen Lindbeck will discuss "Random Acts of Kindness: Elijah and God's Justice" at noon Tuesday in room 587 of the Humanities building. Lindbeck earned a doctorate in ancient Judaism from the Jewish Theological Seminary where she wrote a dissertation on Elijah. The event is part of the Academica Judaica series sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program.

For details, contact Jewish Studies at ext. 8-6075 or

The wine industry
in France and California

Susan Cholette, assistant professor of decision sciences, will present "A Tale of Two Wine Regions: Similarities, Differences, and Trends in the French and Californian Wine Industries" from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday in room 202 of the Business building. The event is part of the College of Business's Research Roundtable.

For details, contact Sally Baack at ext. 8-6421.

Displacement: gender
and consent

Nancy Mirabel, associate professor of Raza studies, will speak on "Historicizing and Engendering Displacement: The Everyday Practices of Silence and Consent" from 2:10 to 3 p.m. Wednesday in room 113 of the Humanities building.

The event is part of the Women Studies Spring Lecture series. For details, contact Jillian Sandell at or ext. 8-1516.

Wheelchair design forum

Whirlwind Wheelchair International will hold an open forum on wheelchair design from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday in room 251 of the Science building. Topics for discussion include wheelchair and tricycle design, alternative propulsion methods, wheelchair standards and testing in developing countries. The workshop is free and open to everyone.

An RSVP is requested. Register by e-mailing or calling ext. 8-6277.

Coming Up
Ellis Island's
gender police

Erica Rand, associate professor in women's and gender studies/art at Bates College, will present "Turning Frank into Mary: Gender Policing at Ellis Island" from 2:10 to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, in room 113 of the Humanities building.

The event is part of the Women Studies Spring Lecture series. For details, contact Jillian Sandell at or ext. 8-1516.

Labor Archives anniversary
The Labor Archives and Research Center will celebrate its 18th anniversary with an event featuring Glenna Matthews speaking about her book "Silicon Valley Women and the California Dream" and a performance by folk musician Faith Petric. The event will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at the ILWU Local 34, 4 Berry St. (at Second Street), San Francisco. Admission is free. A reception will also be held from 6 to 7 p.m.

For details, call (415) 564-1010.

Defensive driving
Environmental Health and Occupational Safety will hold defensive driver training classes from 8:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26.

To register, call ext. 8-1449 or send an e-mail to Participants must provide their name, department and driver's license number.

Folk legend to perform
Traditional American folksinger/ songwriter Jean Ritchie will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, in Jack Adams Hall of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Admission is $5 for students with ID and seniors and $12 for the general public.

Ritchie grew up singing and playing music in the Cumberland mountains of Eastern Kentucky. She has been a major figure in American music since the late 1940s. A performer, musicologist and author, Ritchie introduced the mountain dulcimer to mainstream folk music circles. Filmmaker George Pickow accompanies Ritchie's performance with multi-image projections of documentary photos of Kentucky mountain folk life.

The event is sponsored by Associated Students Performing Arts.

For tickets, call 1-800-594-8499 or go to

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Search for dean of faculty affairs continues
Wanda Lee, associate chair of counseling and the final candidate for dean of faculty affairs and professional development, will speak from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday in the University Club.

Candidates Marlon Hom, chair of Asian American Studies, and Marilyn Verhey, acting dean of faculty affairs and professional development, have already given their presentations.

A question-and-answer session and reception follow the presentation.

For more information, contact Jan Millsapps, chair of the search committee and professor of cinema, at ext. 8-2518.

A poetic anniversary
The Poetry Center invites the campus community to a golden anniversary celebration and benefit at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, in Knuth Hall of the Creative Arts building. The event features readings by major American poets Adrienne Rich, Ishmael Reed, Michael McClure, Robin Blaser and Etel Adnan, a violin performance by India Cooke and the playing of rare recordings from the Poetry Center's archive.

Tickets are $25 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors (with ID). Tickets are also available for a 6 p.m. catered reception with the poets listed above. The cost is $50 per person. Tickets are available at or call toll-free 1-866-468-3399 (service charge applies).

Academic Senate meets Tuesday
The Academic Senate will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center.

Agenda items include: A report from Leroy Morishita, vice president for administration and finance, on the state budget situation; a report from Marilyn Verhey, acting dean of faculty affairs, on the new online faculty manual; a report from Ann Hallum, acting dean of graduate studies, on new online graduate procedures; proposed revisions to the undergraduate major and minor in recreation and leisure studies; proposed revisions to the bachelor of arts degree in child and adolescent development; and a resolution in support of the final report on the SFSU summit on race and culture.

Proposition 55 info
San Francisco State University would receive nearly $4 million for computers, desks and tables to outfit the soon-to-be remodeled J. Paul Leonard Library if voters approve the statewide education bond measure on the March 2 ballot. The entire bond -- $12.3 billion -- would go toward new construction and building improvements at elementary and secondary schools along with California State University, University of California and community college campuses.

For more, see:

Help students exercise their right to vote
Faculty members are encouraged to conduct voter registration in their classes for the March 2 ballot. Faculty may contact the California Faculty Association (CFA) for instructions and voter registration forms. For more information, call the CFA at ext. 8-6232, e-mail or visit the office located in room 331 of the HSS building. Student groups also will conduct voter registration around campus. The last day to register to vote is Tuesday, Feb. 17.

Know students doing great research?
The CSU's 18th annual student research competition provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to show off their outstanding research projects and papers or creative activity. SFSU students have done very well in this competition in past years. Faculty should encourage students to apply. Applications are due Monday, Feb. 23, for the campus competition which will take place March 1-5.

The University will provide travel funds for campus winners to compete in the CSU systemwide competition to be held April 30 and May 1 at CSU Northridge.

Students may enter the competition in any one 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.

Student registration forms and application guidelines may be accessed on the Graduate Studies Web site: For details, contact Darlene Yee at or Lisa Hoskins at

SFSU was awarded an additional $150,000 in June, an additional $159,781 in July, an additional $1,850,169 in October, an additional $538,726 in November, and $3,683,158 in December.

View the list of grants and contracts:


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