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Volume 62, Number 20    January 30, 2015         

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Giants World Series trophies photo opportunity
University Advancement invites the campus community to celebrate the San Francisco Giants as World Series champions on Wednesday, Feb. 4. All three of the Giants' World Series trophies will be available for individuals to view and photograph from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Jack Adams Hall of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Individuals may begin forming a line at 9 a.m. for this free event.

Data visualization workshop, Feb. 5
JMP, a statistical software vendor to SF State (Stat CORR), is offering a free half-day seminar on "Data Visualization" on Feb. 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in San Mateo. Kaiser Fung, author of the book "Numbersense," will present the seminar. Fung is a professional statistician whose blog, Junk Charts, pioneered the critical examination of data and graphics in the mass media. He is a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and an adjunct professor at New York University, where he teaches practical statistics. For more information or to register, visit the JMP event website Questions? Contact Professor of Health Education Richard Harvey at ext. 8-3478.

Gold Rush faculty/staff appreciation night
Join University Advancement and the Athletics Department for Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night on Friday, Feb. 13. There will be a faculty/staff appreciation reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the main lobby of the Administration Building. After the reception, everyone is encouraged to watch the Gator women's and men's basketball teams play the UC San Diego Tritons in the Main Gym. Comcast SportsNet will televise the game. RSVP by Feb. 6 to Mekleet Aytenfsu at

Campus Cat Committee volunteers needed
The Campus Cat Committee has fed the small, friendly cat population on campus for nearly 40 years, and volunteers are needed to continue the tradition. Volunteering is easy: Simply choose a weekday or a once-a-month weekend rotation of two feeding sites. Food is provided. The greatest need is volunteers for feeding on various days of the week and weekends. Donations for food and veterinarian bills are also being sought. Other ways to help include cat food runs, accepting cash and in-kind donations and scheduling volunteers. For additional information, contact Irene Donner at or call ext. 8-2763.

Women's Association 2015 cruise
The University Women's Association (UWA) has scheduled its 21st scholarship cruise, which will sail June 27, 2015, from Istanbul, Turkey, to Barcelona, Spain. The 14-day Princess Cruise, the "Mediterranean & Aegean Medley," will stop at ports in Greece, Malta, Italy, Sicily, Tunisia and France. Travelers will experience unforgettable and historic sights, spectacular scenery and pristine beaches.

Group prices for the many stateroom categories begin as low as $2,498 per person. One choice is a two-category upgrade from brochure prices, which includes balcony staterooms starting at $3,598 per person, based on double occupancy. Prices include virtually all shipboard entertainment, activities and superb dining venues. While airfare is not included, Princess will offer an air package at a later date.

The cruise is open to all, and membership in the UWA is not required. For every 16 paid passengers, Princess Cruises will return the equivalent of one fare for the Gloria Spencer UWA Scholarship Endowment Fund -- so all aboard for fun and education support. For more information and a detailed flyer, email Lin Ivory or visit the UWA website.


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Make your ideas happen in the Bayview community
What would an SF State campus in the Bayview neighborhood offer? How can the University maximize its positive impact? A community meeting has been scheduled to answer those questions and more on Saturday, Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Bayview Hunters Point YMCA Community Room at 1601 Lane Street. San Francisco Supervisor Malia Cohen, SF State, the Bayview Hunters Point YMCA, the Resilient Bayview Coalition, the Providence Baptist Church and others will host this neighborhood meeting. Visit to learn more, post and submit ideas and spread the word via Twitter.

Division of Information Technology name change
Effective Jan. 20, the Division of Information Technology has been renamed to Information Technology Services (ITS). The name change reflects the increased focus of the Department and complements the recent changes in the department's administrative structure and culture. For more information, visit

Dean of the College of Science & Engineering candidates visit campus
Four candidates have been selected to interview for the position of dean of the College of Science & Engineering. All members of the campus community are invited to attend the candidates' presentations, which will address how their professional experience is relevant to the position.

Presentations will be held in LIB121 from 2:10 to 3 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Time will be allotted for questions and answers, and each presentation will be followed by a reception:

  • Monday, Feb. 2: Vivian Incera, chair/professor of physics and director of the Graduate Program, University of Texas, El Paso
  • Wednesday, Feb. 4: David Bowman, interim dean/professor of geological sciences, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, CSU Fullerton
  • Monday, Feb. 9: Scott Gronert, chair/professor of chemistry, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Thursday, Feb. 12 in LIB 244: Keith Bowman, chair/professor of the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering and co-leader of the Duchossois Leadership Scholars Program, Illinois Institute of Technology, Purdue University

Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program 2015-16
The CSU Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program is accepting applications, which are due by Feb. 6, 2015. For more information, visit or contact the SF State program coordinator, Angie Mendoza, at

Academic Senate
The Academic Senate plenary meetings will resume Feb. 10. Senate meeting dates are posted on the University Web calendar and on the Senate website at

Faculty Trustee visit
Faculty and student leaders are invited to meet the CSU Faculty Trustee Steven Stepanek on Wednesday, Feb. 4 from 10:20 to 10:50 a.m. in the Rosa Parks AB room of the Cesar Chavez Student Center.

For more information about the CSU Board of Trustees, visit the CSU website at

Questions about the event? Contact the Academic Senate office at ext. 8-1264.

Distinguished Faculty Awards 2015: Applications due March 16
SF State annually acknowledges outstanding faculty members for their extraordinary, meaningful and lasting contributions in the areas of teaching, professional achievement and service. Honorees receive a $4,000 stipend (pre-tax) for the Excellence in Teaching Awards, and a $3,000 stipend (pre-tax) is awarded for both the Excellence in Professional Achievement Award and the Excellence in Service Award. (Please note: There will be two Excellence in Teaching Awards. Individual awards will be offered for Excellence in Teaching for Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty and Lecturers.)

The awards were first instituted in 2007 and are designed to highlight the tremendous accomplishments of faculty members and to showcase a few examples of the consistently exceptional work of the SF State faculty.

For more information or to download an application, go to

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This week in Insiders:
Advertising Lecturer Neil Cohen and Professor of Economics Sudip Chattopadhyay.

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This week in Newsmakers: Associate Director of Community Relations Jared Giarrusso, Professor of Biology Jonathon Stillman, Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell, Assistant Professor of Marketing Sina Damangir, Professor of Management John Sullivan and Associate Professor of Marketing Minu Kumar.

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We mark the passing of Professor Emerita of English Judith Puchner Breen, Laborer Hector Chan and Professor Emeritus of Secondary Education James H. Duggins.

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

Gentrification: Displacement, Eviction, and the San Francisco Housing Crisis: through Feb. 19


Saturday, Jan. 31
Wrestling hosting California Collegiate Open

Sunday, Feb. 1
Baseball hosting Holy Names: 11 a.m.

Friday, Feb. 6
Baseball hosting Central Washington: 11 a.m.

Saturday, Feb. 7
Baseball hosting Central Washington: 11 a.m.

Thursday, Feb. 12
Reading: Okey Ndibe: 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 13
Women's Basketball Hosting UC San Diego: 5:30 p.m.

Men's Basketball Hosting UC San Diego: 7:30 p.m.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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