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Volume 55, Number 19   January 28, 2008         

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Spring into fitness
The Faculty and Staff Wellness Program is registering students for its spring fitness classes. Offerings include mind-body workouts such as Pilates, Ni (fitness through expressive movement), belly dancing and yoga; as well as Feldenkrais, swimming, water aerobics, a walking club and more. Visit send e-mail to

CSU Student Research Competition
The CSU Student Research Competition provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to present their outstanding research projects and creative works. Current students and those who graduated in spring, summer or fall 2007 are eligible to compete. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 18. The SF State campus competition will take place Feb. 25-March 7.

The University will select up to 10 campus winners to compete in the CSU system-wide competition May 2-3 at CSU East Bay. Faculty members can help ensure a strong pool of applicants by actively encouraging students to apply.

For questions, contact Lisa White, associate dean of graduate studies and professor of geosciences, at or visit the Graduate Studies Web site at to obtain registration forms and guidelines.

Textbook return policy
The SFSU Bookstore has implemented a 10 percent restocking fee for textbook returns. Students will not be charged the fee if they were enrolled in a course they subsequently dropped, or if the book is for a course that was cancelled by the instructor. Please inform the SFSU Bookstore staff of any course or book cancellations via e-mail at or by calling ext. 8-7377.

iLearn workshops
Academic Technology invites faculty and staff to attend free workshops on iLearn, the University's official online learning management system. Faculty and staff may attend multiple workshops. Registration is required. To register, visit: For details, contact or call ext. 5-3536.

Budget Committee meeting
The next University Budget Committee meeting will take place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 30 in ADM 560.

Stress management workshop
Albert Angelo, a health educator for Student Health Services and the Counseling and Psychological Services Center, will lead a workshop on stress management from noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 13 in BH 223. Participants will learn to identify causes of stress and create a balanced lifestyle and work environment. To register, call ext. 8-6456, visit or e-mail

Effective syllabus workshop
John Blando, associate professor of counseling, and Kitty Millet, assistant professor of Jewish studies, will lead a workshop on syllabus development and effective usage from 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 14 in HSS 233. To register, call ext. 8-6456, e-mail or visit










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Professor Albirda Rose honored with Jefferson Award
Professor of Dance Albirda Rose has received a 2008 Jefferson Award for Public Service. The award recognizes Rose's work with the Village Dancers. The Institute for Civic and Community Engagement will honor Rose at an awards ceremony April 11. For details, contact Catherine Lee Park at ext. 5-3604 or visit

Awards announced for community service learning
The Institute for Civic and Community engagement has announced the recipients of the annual Community Service Learning Awards. The awards recognize faculty, staff members and community partners who have made outstanding contributions to community service learning at the University.

The award recipients are:

  • Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales;
  • Students Josephine Antonia Maria Perez (College of Creative Arts), Allan Romero (College of Behavioral and Social Sciences) and Michael Murphy (College of Health and Human Services);
  • Community partner Eva Martines of Accion Latina.

The recipients will be honored at an awards ceremony April 11. For details, contact Catherine Lee Park at ext. 5-3604 or visit

University seeks director for Institute for Civic and Community Engagement
A campus-based search is under way for the director of the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement. Review of application materials will begin mid-February. For more information, contact Anh Tran, staff liaison to the search committee, at ext. 8-7165. The position description is available on the Academic Affairs Web site at

This week's Insiders include Barbara Damashek, assistant professor of theatre arts, who directed a play in San Jose; Susan Zieff, professor of kinesiology, who lectured at a university in Copenhagen; Lisa Solomon, lecturer in art, who opened an art exhibit in Tennessee; and Professor Erik Peper and Assistant Professor Adam Burke of the Institute for Holistic Healing Studies, whose article was published in a journal.

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Professor of Political Science Robert C. Smith discusses Ronald Reagan's position on the Martin Luther King holiday.

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Focus the Nation climate change teach-in
This nationwide teach-in is designed to educate the next generation of leaders about global warming and identify the most pressing decisions for the next 10 years. Guest speakers include Michael Glanz of the National Center for Atmospheric Research; Dennis Martinez of the Indigenous Peoples Restoration Network; and Van Jones, founder of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. San Francisco Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi will participate in a policymakers panel, along with Wade Crowfoot, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom's newly appointed director for climate protection initiatives, and a representative from state assemblywoman Fiona Ma's office.

The teach-in takes place from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday in Jack Adams Hall. Faculty are encouraged to bring their students to the teach-in. For more information, including the complete schedule of events, visit or call ext. 5-0326.

Community forum: 'Why Vote?'

KQED Education Network, the SF Freedom School and SF State present a free community forum exploring the relationship between voting and active citizenship. Panelists include: Julian Mocine-McQueen, an SF State alumnus and founder of the San Francisco League of Young Voters; Phil Hutchings of Bay Area Civil Rights Veterans; and Lisa Frederiksen Bohannon of the Easy Voter Guide Project. They will lead a discussion about voting, citizenship and democratic participation. The event runs from 7 to 9 p.m. in HUM 154. For more information, contact Kathy Emery at or (415) 703-0465.

'Nappoli Milionaria'
The Theatre Arts Student Association and the Theatre Arts Department present "Napoli Milionaria" at the Studio Theatre, Creative Arts building at 7 p.m. Set in Naples, Italy, at the height of World War II, this satirical tale follows the Jovine family's perseverance through Mussolini's fascist regime and post-war occupation by the Allies. Tickets are $10; $8 for students and seniors. For information, visit and or call ext. 8-1341.

Coming Up
'Criminal: Art and Criminal Justice in America'

The second professional show of the academic year comes to the Fine Arts gallery Feb. 16-March 15. The exhibition focuses on aspects of criminal justice, including incarceration, the death penalty and prison labor -- with works of painting, sculpture, photography, video, sound and installation. Featured artists include Sandow Birk, Jonathan Borofsky, Boym Partners, Alex Donis, Kota Ezawa, Julie Green, Dread Scott, Jackie Sumell and more.
An opening reception with artist William Pope.L will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 16 in the Fine Arts Gallery, FA 238. For details, call ext. 8-6535 or visit

'Celebrating Traditions': Art exhibition and lectures
An exhibition of Chinese paintings and calligraphy to commemorate the 60th anniversary of New Asia College in Hong Kong will be on display at the Downtown Campus Feb. 8-July 31. The collection, organized by the New Asia College Alumni Association of Northern California, includes painting and calligraphy by New Asia College alumni. Lectures on Chinese brush painting techniques and hidden meanings in Chinese art will take place in February and March. An opening reception will be held Feb. 8. For more information, visit or contact Terry Yip at

For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar


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