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Volume 57, Number 35    May 24, 2010         

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CampusMemo summer schedule
This will be the final edition of CampusMemo for the spring semester. During the summer, CampusMemo will publish monthly with editions on June 28, July 26 and August 23.  

Register now for OLLI Summer Session
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) provides non-credit classes, lectures, activities and discussion forums for anyone older than 50 at the Downtown Campus. The Summer Session begins June 21. Summer courses include: Writers Workshop, Walking the SF Neighborhoods, Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musee d’Orsay in San Francisco, The Art of Photography, Languages of the World, Yemen as a New Base of Islamic Radicalism:  Reasons and Consequences, History of SF from Native Americans to the Argonauts, Touching the Heart of Classical Vocal Music, Turn Your Life Into a Best Seller!, Body Intelligence and more. For complete course descriptions and more information, visit or call ext. 7-4243.  

Meeting space available in CTFD
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development (CTFD) makes its facilities in BH 333 available for formal or informal gatherings on campus, special meetings, projects or faculty retreats. The area, which can serve groups of up to 25 people, features tables, couches, a projection screen and Internet access.
To reserve the room, call ext. 8-6456 or e-mail

Payroll deductions available for giving to SF State
Faculty and staff can now support SF State through payroll deductions. Donations can be directed to the college, department or program of your choice – including general university and scholarship funds. For more information about Provost Sue Rosser's call to donate to SF State, visit

Gator Youth Sports Summer Camp to be held
The Kinesiology Department will host the Gator Youth Sports Summer Camp for 7 -14-year-old children. The camp takes place weekdays on campus from June 14 through July 23 from 1 to 5 pm. The program aims to enhance self-esteem, confidence, fitness and motor skill development. Kids participate in swimming, tennis, martial arts and a team sport each day. Contact Dave Walsh at, ext. 8-7856 or visit for more information.  

New report shows CSU's impact on jobs, economy
The California State University generates $17 billion in economic activity and supports more than 150,000 jobs in California annually, according to a report released by the Chancellor's Office last week.

"Working for California: The Economic Impact of the California State University System" details the significant contributions the CSU makes to California including preparing the state's highly-skilled workforce, providing multiple paths of access for students, training leaders for burgeoning "green" industry jobs, and creating products and services through research and innovation.

The study is an update to a similar study conducted in 2004. The new report demonstrates that CSU-related expenditures statewide create a return on investment of $5.43 for every $1 the state invests.

Locally, annual spending related to San Francisco State ($617 million) generates a total impact of $930 million on the regional economy, and more than $1 billion on the statewide economy. This impact sustains more than 7,000 jobs in the region and statewide nearly 9,000 jobs. Per year, the impact generates more than $55.4 million in local and $62 million in statewide tax revenue. Even greater -- more than $3 billion of the earnings by SF State alumni are attributable to their CSU degrees, which create an additional $5 billion of industry activity throughout the state.

The full economic impact report and more information are available at the CSU Web site:   

Library materials to move, temporary summer lending changes
During summer 2010, the Library will move 1.2 million books, 300,000 government documents, 100,000 media items and other collections from the old J. Paul Leonard Library into the Library Retrieval System (LRS) and the open stacks in the completed west addition. During this project, Library employees will be unable to retrieve books and other materials from collections. If you have books checked out from the Library's collections now, we encourage you to renew them online and keep them checked out for the summer.

To borrow the books needed for teaching and research during the summer, use Link+ (, or for books not available through Link+, request books and other materials online using ILLiad ( Books requested through Link+ typically arrive in two to four business days, with a loan period of three weeks and the option of one 14-day renewal. Books requested through ILLiad typically take longer to arrive; the loan period depends on the lending library but is typically four weeks with one 14-day renewal. For more information on these services, visit

Commencement public transportation updates
The San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has made special arrangements to accommodate Commencement-goers. While M-line light rail service between West Portal station and Balboa Park station, both outbound and inbound, was temporarily discontinued May 17 as part of a construction project to upgrade St. Francis Circle,  SFMTA will  provide the following on Saturday, May 22:

M-line Service: M-line rail service will operate from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. between West Portal station and Balboa Park station. In addition, the M-line bus substitution that is already scheduled to operate during the St. Francis Circle rail replacement project will remain in service. Those wishing to reach the University using the M-line can take either the light rail or dedicated M-line buses.

28-line Service: From 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., SFMTA will provide supplemental service on the 28-line bus, which provides service between the Daly City BART station and SF State. SFMTA will also provide its regular weekend service.

For more information on SF State's Commencement, visit:

Center for Teaching and Faculty Development Summer Institute announced
The CTFD Summer Institute explores such topics as grant writing, transforming new teaching techniques into research articles and other faculty issues. Each track consists of a three-day intensive program of suggestions and solutions to help with curriculum development, instructional strategies, student engagement and pedagogical research. CTFD has arranged a discount for all faculty members who wish to register for the grant training center's workshop. The remaining four tracks of the summer institute are free. Breakfast is included during the grant proposal workshop; lunch is provided for the remaining tracks. For more information or to register, visit

This week in Insiders: Biology Lecturer Brinda Govindan, Center for Teaching Efficacy in the College of Education, Associate Professor of Counseling Rebecca Toporek, Professor of Health Education Erik Peper and Professor of Professional and Technical Writing Lu Rehling.

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In this issue of Newsmakers: Professor of Management John Sullivan and Assistant Professor of Political Science Graeme Boushey.

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New way to submit events to CampusMemo
CampusMemo now picks up event listings directly from the University Calendar to streamline the events publicity function for campus units. Departments interested in publicizing an event in CampusMemo simply need to register the event on the University Calendar by 10 a.m. on Wednesday of the previous week. To submit an event, go to and click on "Submit an Event" in the left-hand navigation bar. This new procedure saves event sponsors the extra step of entering information specifically for CampusMemo, and the later deadline for submittal allows more time for event sponsors to submit their items to CampusMemo.

Click on the link for each event to view full listing in the University Calendar.

Conference: Personalized Medicine 3.0 -Targeting Cancer: 9 a.m.

Film Screening with Director Reka Pigniczky: INCUBATOR: 7 p.m.

Coming Up
May 28: Concert: Afro-Cuban Ensemble: 10 p.m.




For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar


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