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Volume 52, Number 32   May 2, 2005         

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This Week
clearance sale

The Bookstore is having a clearance sale from Monday through Friday in the Student Center lobby just outside of the Bookstore. Sale merchandise includes textbooks, general books, SFSU clothing, supplies and software.

For details, call ext. 8-2665.

Woodward piano performance

Acclaimed pianist Roger Woodword, professor of music, will play his first-ever campus solo recital at 1 p.m. Monday in Knuth Hall of the Creative Arts building. The program includes Debussy's "Estampes" and "Prelude Book."

Transferring sounds
Wen-Chao Li, associate professor of Chinese language and literature, will speak on "Foreign Names into Native Tongues: How to Transfer Sound Between Languages --Transliteration, Phonological Translation, Nativization and Implications for Translation Theory" from 4:10 to 5 p.m. Monday in room 579 of the Humanities building.

The event is part of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures spring 2005 Colloquium Series.

Latina voices
journal celebration

The campus community is invited to a reading and reception in celebration of the publication of "Coyolxauhqui Remembered: A Journal of Latina Voices" at noon Tuesday in room 116 of the Ethnic Studies/Psychology building.

For details, or to order a copy of the journal, e-mail Teresa Carrillo at:

Queer inversions

Deborah Cohler, assistant professor of women studies, will present "Queer Inversions: Women's Suffrage, Gender Deviance and Sexual Modernity" from 12:10 to 1 p.m. Wednesday in room 386 of the Humanities building.

The event is part of the Women Studies spring lecture series.

Diversity book
signing, discussion

The campus community is invited to an authors discussion and signing of the book "Diversity: Value, Promote, and Achieve" from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday in room 153 of the HSS building. The book was recently published by the Institute for Multicultural Research and Social Work Practice and written by School of Social Work faculty members Greta Glugoski, Lisa Hines, Liz Knox, Jamie Johnson-Glover, Sonja Lenz-Rashid, Margo Okazawa-Rey, Betsy Schenk and Rita Takahashi.

For details, contact Rita Takahashi at:

Michael Gregory memorial

A memorial for Michael Gregory, professor emeritus of English, will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday in room 587 of the Humanities building. Individuals will be able to share reminiscences, anecdotes, appreciations, memories and tributes.

The event is sponsored by the NEXA Program and the English Language and Literature Department.

Science and
engineering showcase

The campus community is invited to the Science and Engineering Student Project Showcase from 3 to 6 p.m. in room 100 of the Gymnasium. Undergraduate and graduate students will compete for $6,000 in prizes. A reception and awards ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. in room 188 of the Gym. John Monteverdi will kick off the reception with a short talk on "Field Tornado Research: A Trip into Nature's Maw."

For details, contact Lannie Nguyen-Tang at or ext. 8-7662.

Coming Up
Lee Mallory
memorial concert

An event in honor of singer/songwriter Lee Mallory will take place May 10 in the Depot of the Student Center. Mallory, the star of several open-mike performances held at the Depot, died March 21 at age 60.

Graduate student showcase
The campus community is invited to the Graduate Research and Creative Works Showcase, from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, in room 100 of the Gym. The event showcases creative work and research projects accomplished by graduate students from a variety of disciplines. A reception follows the event in room 147.

Graduate program advisers from Stanford and the Berkeley, San Francisco and Santa Cruz campuses of the University of California will be on hand.

For details, contact Deborah Briese at or ext. 8-2232.

SF State News home

University-wide elections voting deadline today
Elections run through Monday, May 2. Voting will be closed at midnight and may be done online at:

Positions up for election are:

  • At-large academic senator
  • Academic Freedom Committee
  • Honorary Degree Committee
  • University Promotions Committee
  • University Search Committee for Associate Vice President for Academic Planning and Educational Effectiveness
  • University Search Committee for Director of Academic Technology

For details, contact the Academic Senate Office at ext. 8-1264.

This month's Newsmakers include Gerard Heather, professor of political science, on Nancy Pelosi's alleged ethics violations; Geoffrey Green, director of NEXA and professor of English, on the future of interdisciplinary studies; Gilda Bloom, assistant professor of secondary education, on how politicians' educational backgrounds may affect their views of higher education; Jeff Bury, assistant professor of geography and human environmental studies, on Utah's Cathedral in the Desert; and Eric Mar, lecturer of Asian American studies, on serving as as president of the San Francisco Board of Education.

Read the Newsmakers:

Faculty attending Commencement
Faculty members participating in the Saturday, May 28, Commencement ceremony should line up no later than 12:15 p.m. next to the Student Services building (the north side of the Centennial Village roadway). This will guarantee a seat in the staging area.

For details, contact Norma Urcuyo-Siani at or ext. 8-6141.

Student Center room scheduling
The Student Center Room scheduling letter for the fall 2005 and spring 2006 semesters is now available. It can be viewed online at:

For a faxed copy of the letter, call ext. 8-2416. University departments may submit room reservation requests beginning Friday, May 27.

For details, call Iana Akhokhova at ext. 8-2416.

UWA planning meeting
The University Women's Association (UWA) will host a series of lunchtime talks next academic year on topics of relevance and interest to women across the campus. Members are invited to attend a planning session and luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 12, in the Verducci room of the University Club.

R.S.V.P. by Friday, May 6, to Pauline Velez at:

Academic Senate Action

At its April 26 meeting the Academic Senate...

  • Heard a report from Senator Gene Chelberg on staff elections procedures;
  • Heard a report from Oswaldo Garcia, chair of the academic program review committee, on the Task Force on Graduate Program Review;
  • Voted against a resolution in support of The New York Times program;
  • Approved a proposal for nonmajors' access to general education courses;
  • Approved the Executive Committee's proposed Academic Senate meeting schedule for 2005-06; and
  • Approved proposed revisions to the bachelor of arts degree in dance and the minor in dance.

Read the full Academic Senate meeting report:

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