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SF State in the News 2015

A selection of recent stories about the San Francisco State University community that have appeared in the media.


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May

A honeybee that has been parasitized -- or a "zombee," as it has been called by Professor of Biology John Hafernik, who discovered the phenomenon -- was discovered for the first time in the mid-Atlantic region in September 2014. Times Tribune 5/24/15


Professor of Cinema Joseph McBride discusses the work of Orson Welles. Kenosha News 5/23/15


SF State students, led by Professor of Consumer & Family Studies/Dietetics Connie Ulasewicz, are teaching female inmates in a San Francisco jail how to sew. San Francisco Chronicle 5/22/15 Corrections One 5/23/15


Cold-blooded animals can tolerate body temperatures only a few degrees above their normal high temperatures before they overheat, which could be a problem as the planet itself warms, according to a study by postdoctoral researcher Alex Gunderson and Professor of Biology Jonathon Stillman. domain-b 5/26/15 Sierra Sun Times 5/24/15 KJZZ 5/21/15

 

Not all drugs reach every part of the body, leaving places for a pathogen to hide and develop resistance when multiple drugs are used to treat an illness, according to new research by Assistant Professor of Biology Pleuni Pennings. Deutschen Apotheker Zeitung (Germany) 5/26/15

 

In 2001, SF State researchers conducted an independent study of the efficacy of pheromone perfume. Fusion 5/26/15

 

President Emeritus Robert Corrigan received an honorary doctorate from Brown University. NBC 10 5/25/15 San Francisco Chronicle 5/24/15 Providence Journal 5/24/15

 

Professor of Cinema Joseph McBride will give presentations following screenings of Orson Welles films at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael. Examiner.com 5/24/15

 

SF State held its 114th Commencement ceremony at AT&T Park on May 22. KTVU 5/22/15 (clip not available online) KRXI 5/22/15 (clip not available online) KQET 5/22/15 (clip not available online) KCBA 5/22/15 (clip not available online)

 

Professor of Political Science Andrei Tsygankov commented on diplomatic relations between the United States and Russia. Russia Beyond the Headlines 5/22/15

 

People feel sensitive about how much money they make and worry that they will be judged based on their salaries, according to Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell. Elle.com 5/22/15

 

Research from the Family Acceptance Project indicates that LGBT people who face rejection are more likely to experience depression, use drugs, contract STDs and attempt suicide. Touch Vision 5/22/15

 

Professor of Meteorology Oswaldo Garcia is one of the coauthors of a study describing the process of forming an active meteorological partnership between the United States and Cuba, which took 20 years. Phys.org 5/22/15 Science Newsline 5/22/15 Health Medicine Network 5/22/15

 

Professor of Latina/Latino Studies Alejandro Murguia read his poetry at an international poetry festival in Italy. Gazzetta Di Mantova 5/22/15

 

Alum Jonas Rivera is one of the producers of Pixar's newest film "Inside Out." Diablo Magazine 5/26/15

 

Alum Sokhom Mao received a "Champion of Change" award at the White House for his work supporting state legislation to help foster youth secure housing, education and jobs. Marin Independent Journal 5/25/15

 

Alum Andrew Ly, who immigrated from Vietnam and co-founded Sugar Bowl Bakery, writes about his childhood and how he established and grew his business. Fortune 5/24/15 VN Express 5/25/15

 

Alum Nicole Meldahl is the collections manager, registrar and a board member for the Western Neighborhoods Project. Hoodline 5/24/15

 

Alum Blanca Arteaga, a counselor, professor and advisor at Gavilan College, was a featured speaker at the College's Commencement ceremony. Benito Link 5/23/15

 

Alum Andrew Morse was killed after crashing his single-engine plane in Castro Valley. San Jose Mercury News 5/23/15 Marin Independent Journal 5/23/15

 

Viola Serht, one of the first graduates of Tracy High School in 1915, was an SF State alum. Tracy Press 5/22/15

 

A student uses a new app that provides answers to math problems. KRON 5/25/15 (clip not available online)

 

Student Miles Hill is one of the survivors of a Bay Area bus accident that killed 10 people last year. KPCC 5/25/15 (clip not available online) Yahoo! News 5/22/15 NBC Chicago 5/23/15 Business Insider 5/22/15

 

SF State has committed to divesting from fossil fuel companies. Inside Climate News 5/22/15


SF State will hold its Commencement ceremony today at AT&T Park, the first time the event will be held at the downtown ballpark. KTVU 5/22/15 (clip not available online); ABC 7 News Bay Area 5/22/15 (clip not available online); KCBA Monterey 5/22/15 (clip not available online); KQET Monterey 5/22/15 (clip not available online)


California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom will deliver the Commencement address at today's ceremony. Sacramento Bee 5/22/15


April Lynn Toledo, who will receive the graduate hood for the College of Science and Engineering at today's Commencement ceremony, is featured. ABS-CBN 5/22/15


SF State has committed to divesting from fossil fuel companies. InsideClimateNews 5/22/15

 

Research from SF State shows that people who are rejected for their sexual orientation are more likely be depressed, use drugs, contract STDs and commit suicide. WISH Indianapolis 5/22/15 (clip not available online); WFMZ Philadelphia 5/22/15 (clip not available online); WILO Lima, Ohio 5/22/15 (clip not available online); KTTW Sioux Falls, South Dakota 5/22/15 (clip not available online); WTWC Tallahassee 5/22/15 (clip not available online); KVRR Fargo, North Dakota 5/22/15 (clip not available online); WSYT Syracuse 5/22/15 (clip not available online); KFXO Bend, Oregon 5/22/15 (clip not available online); KXLT Rochester, Minnesota 5/22/15 (clip not available online)

 

Professor of International Relations Andrei Tsygankov says overtures by U.S. officials to the Russian government do not necessarily indicate a thaw in the two countries' relationship. Russia Beyond the Headlines 5/22/15

 

Cold-blooded animals can tolerate body temperatures only a few degrees above their normal high temperatures before they overheat, which could be a problem as the planet itself warms, according to a study by postdoctoral researcher Alex Gunderson and Professor of Biology Jonathon Stillman. NZHealthTec.com 5/22/15; KJZZ 5/21/15; IOL scitech 5/21/15

 

Research from Assistant Professor of Psychology Kevin Eschleman shows that engaging in creative activities outside the office can improve job performance. Grazia South Africa 5/21/15

 

David Lee, an adjunct professor of political science, is leading an effort to get a measure on the November ballot that would require all city public meetings to be streamed live online and allow people to offer public testimony remotely. Government Technology 5/21/15

 

Emilly Rodriguez, Dino Chtaini and Jonathan Brumfield are among 12 SF State graduating students who will represent the class of 2015 as hood recipients at today's Commencement. Post News Group 5/21/15

 

Alum Kristin Anderson is stepping down as executive director of the Walnut Creek Library Foundation. Contra Costa Times 5/21/15

 

SF State student Christian Manansala writes a letter to the editor about student loan debt. Contra Costa Times 5/21/15

 

SF State graduate student Morty Diamond is writing his thesis on digital technologies for transgender mental health. Out 5/21/15

 

Improving Dreams, Equity, Access and Success, an organization for undocumented students, hosted a celebration for graduates. The Washington Times 5/21/15


David Lee, an adjunct professor of political science, is leading an effort to get a measure on the November ballot that would require all city public meetings to be streamed live online and allow people to offer public testimony remotely. San Francisco Chronicle 5/21/15


Professor of Music Hafez Modirzadeh will perform at the California Jazz Conservatory on May 22. Berkeleyside 5/21/15

 

Professor of Accounting Theresa Hammond documented the stories of African American CPAs in her 2002 book, "A White-Collar Profession: African American Certified Public Accountants since 1921." Accounting Today 5/21/15

 

Cold-blooded animals can tolerate body temperatures only a few degrees above their normal high temperatures before they overheat, which could be a problem as the planet itself warms, according to a study by postdoctoral researcher Alex Gunderson and Professor of Biology Jonathon Stillman. ScienceNews 5/20/15 Science Newsline 5/20/15

 

Not all drugs reach every part of the body, leaving places for a pathogen to hide and develop resistance when multiple drugs are used to treat an illness, according to new research by Assistant Professor of Biology Pleuni Pennings. Oncology Nurse Advisor 5/20/15

 

Professor of Management Sally Baack commented on traders who rigged the currency market, saying that it is important to send the message that this type of activity is unacceptable. KGO Radio 5/20/15 (clip not available online)

 

Comedian and alum Greg Proops is performing in San Francisco on May 21. San Francisco Chronicle 5/21/15

 

The work of artist and alum Judith Content will be displayed at the Texas Quilt Museum from July through September. Palo Alto Online 5/20/15

 

Alum Vivian Roubal recalls attempting to watch television in her dorm room while a student at SF State in 1973. Martinez News-Gazette 5/20/15

 

Student Danny Souza has been selected by the College of Business to represent his peers at Commencement on May 22. Vallejo Times-Herald 5/20/15

 

The Pride Track and Field Meet will be held at SF State's Cox Stadium on June 20. Bay Area Reporter 5/21/15 


Cold-blooded animals can tolerate body temperatures only a few degrees above their normal high temperatures before they overheat, which could be a problem as the planet itself warms, according to a study by postdoctoral researcher Alex Gunderson and Professor of Biology Jonathon Stillman. Phys.org 5/19/15 Independent (United Kingdom) 5/19/15 Science Daily 5/19/15


The likelihood of works of literature being available in both English and Spanish has increased in recent years, according to Professor of Latina/Latino Studies and former San Francisco poet laureate Alejandro Murguia. Ozy 5/20/15

 

Not all drugs reach every part of the body, leaving places for a pathogen to hide and develop resistance when multiple drugs are used to treat an illness, according to new research by Assistant Professor of Biology Pleuni Pennings. Economic Times 5/20/15 APA (Austria) 5/20/15 Health Care Asia 5/20/15 Big News Network 5/19/15 Science Newsline 5/19/15

 

A ballot initiative proposed by David Lee, adjunct professor of political science, and developed by students in his classes, would allow for increased public participation in government by requiring meetings to be streamed online. Her Campus 5/19/15

 

In an opinion article, Jeff Duncan-Andrade, associate professor of Latina/Latino studies and educational leadership, is praised for his discussions of the educational opportunity gap in this country. Ithaca Journal 5/19/15

 

Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell discusses how consumer choices affect happiness. WTIP 5/18/15

 

Alum Jonas Barbour is the new principal of Oceana High School. San Jose Mercury News 5/19/15 Marin Independent Journal 5/19/15

 

Author and alum Melba Pattillo Beals is one of the Little Rock Nine. State Journal-Register 5/19/15

 

Ralph Anspach, professor emeritus of economics, fought for the creation of Israel after World War II. Jewish Journal 5/19/15

 

Students participating in the Cinema Department's study abroad program in Shanghai made the documentary short "Lan Yan," which has been screened at multiple festivals. Her Campus 5/19/15


Not all drugs reach every part of the body, leaving places for a pathogen to hide and develop resistance when multiple drugs are used to treat an illness, according to new research by Assistant Professor of Biology Pleuni Pennings. UPI 5/19/15 Times of India 5/19/15 Lauderdale Daily News 5/19/15 Breitbart 5/19/15 Surgical Products 5/19/15 Infection Control Today 5/19/15 MedIndia 5/19/15 News Medical 5/19/15 Science Codex 5/18/15


Professor of Meteorology Oswaldo Garcia said that a strong El Nino could bring a lot more rain than normal to California, which could help the ongoing drought but may not be enough to end it. KRON 5/18/15


David Lee, adjunct professor of political science, said that a gaffe by U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez will leave voters questioning her judgment. Orange County Register 5/18/15

 

Research by the Family Acceptance Project shows that it is important for families to accept LGBT youth. Huffington Post 5/18/15

 

Poet and alum Ed Coletti will read his work at SoCo Coffee in Santa Rosa on May 23. Press Democrat 5/18/15

 

Alum Philippe Brunot's newest documentary "Follow the Zebra" focuses on the gemstone mining trade in Tanzania. Indiewire 5/18/15


A smart irrigation system is being installed to reduce water use at SF State. NBC Bay Area 5/15/15


Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Chanan Tigay is doing research on prominent residents of Burton, England. Burton Mail (UK) 5/18/15

 

Spending money on life experiences rather than material possessions results in greater happiness, according to research by Assistant Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell. Shreveport Times 5/17/15

 

According to SF State research, when it is 80 degrees outside, the temperature inside a car rises to 99 degrees in 10 minutes and 109 degrees in 20 minutes. Winston-Salem Journal 5/16/15 

 

Restrictions on selling junk food in California public schools had a positive effect on childhood obesity rates, but improvements were better among students attending schools in wealthier neighborhoods, according to a new study led by Emma V. Sanchez-Vaznaugh, associate professor of health education. KCET 5/15/15

 

Professor Emeritus of Political Science Richard DeLeon said that San Francisco has not become more conservative. Observer 5/15/15

 

Alum Seth Worden does sound and video work for the annual Rock 'n' Roll Recital showcasing the work of students of a popular East Bay guitar teacher. Marin Independent Journal 5/18/15 San Jose Mercury News 5/18/15 Contra Costa Times 5/18/15

 

Alum Diane LeBold is a candidate for the West Chester Borough Council in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Daily Local 5/17/15

 

Chris Carlsson, cofounder of the community history project Shaping San Francisco, attended SF State. Hoodline 5/17/15

 

Former mayor of San Francisco Willie Brown Jr. is an SF State alum. KNTV 5/16/15 (clip not available online)

 

Alum Michelle Kantor founded Cinefemme, a nonprofit organization for female directors, while a graduate student at SF State. BuzzFeed 5/15/15

 

For his thesis, graduate student Morty Diamond is writing about digital technologies that support transgender mental health. Yahoo! News 5/15/15 Take Part 5/15/15

 

When SF State students and others protested at the University in 1968 and 1969, a police crowd-control unit injured about 80 protestors in the course of making arrests. Reason.com 6/15

 

A bomb threat was inaccurately said to occur on campus on May 15. KRON 5/15/15


Assistant Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel said that taking a campaign contribution does not necessarily corrupt a politician and that lawmakers have a vested interest in generally voting the way their constituents expect. KQED News 5/14/15


The commercial real estate program at SF State is helping meet employers' demands for the field and is popular among students. KCBS5/14/15


David Lee, an adjunct faculty member in political science, discusses his students' project to create a ballot initiative that would require all public meetings held in San Francisco to be streamed live online and open for virtual public comment. KGO 5/14/15


An SF State study found that Outside Lands concertgoers spent more than $400 on average over the weekend and the festival contributed $67 million to the San Francisco economy. San Francisco Business Times 5/15/15

 

SF State research has shown that people who engage in creative activities in their free time perform better at work. Kvinne Guiden (Norway) 5/15/15

 

Associate Professor of Public Administration Sheldon Gen discusses SF State's master of public administration program. American City & County 5/14/15

 

In the late 1960s, student activists held meetings at Sacred Heart Church, which may be designated a local landmark. Hoodline 5/14/15

 

Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom posted a request on Facebook for suggestions for interesting topics for his Commencement speech at AT&T Park on May 22. SFist 5/14/15 KGO 5/14/15 (clip not available online)

 

Restrictions on selling junk food in California public schools had a positive effect on childhood obesity rates, but improvements were better among students attending schools in wealthier neighborhoods, according to a new study led by Emma V. Sanchez-Vaznaugh, associate professor of health education. Post News Group 5/14/15

 

Emily Dolph, an alum who experienced depression while a student at SF State, describes her experience seeking help. Palo Alto Online 5/15/15

 

Actor and alum BD Wong emceed the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the American Conservatory Theater's new Strand Theater. San Francisco Chronicle 5/14/15

 

Alum Christian Routzen is one of the founders of the brand San Franpsycho. Hoodline 5/14/15

 

Dillon Sabia, a Ross Valley School District aide and SF State alum, was arrested on allegations he smoked marijuana in his apartment with a 14-year-old student. Marin Independent Journal 5/14/15


Professor of Cinema Jameson Goldner, who has retired after more than five decades of teaching, is credited with helping SF State become one of the nation's top film schools. San Francisco Examiner 5/13/15


Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair in Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility Marc Dollinger will speak at a celebration of Jewish heritage at City Hall on May 20. Bay Area Reporter 5/14/15 

 

Professor of Chemistry Pete Palmer is recognized for playing a prominent role in research on polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons. The Guardian (Nigeria) 5/14/15

 

Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom posted a request on Facebook for suggestions for interesting topics for his Commencement speech at AT&T Park on May 22. SF Gate Politics Blog 5/13/15 Crowdsourcing.org 5/14/15

 

Alum Mourad Lahlou has opened the Moroccan-influenced restaurant Mourad in San Francisco. California Apparel News 5/14/15

 

Musician and alum Miller Carr has released the album "Trickster in Exile." Monterey Herald 5/13/15

 

Alum Rachel Buddeberg leads workshops on alternatives to being involved in a romantic couple. SFist 5/13/15 


President Emeritus Robert Corrigan will speak at Brown University's commencement. Inside Higher Ed 5/13/15

 

Professor of Social Work Rita Takahashi will moderate the panel discussion "Establishment Rebels: The Northern California Committee on Fair Play and Opposition to World War II Japanese American Exclusion and Incarceration" on May 30. Rafu Shimpo 5/12/15

 

SF State research has found that in 10 minutes the temperature inside a car can rise by 19 degrees. Metro India 5/12/15

 

Former "Laguna Beach" cast member Stephen Colletti attended SF State. New York Post 5/12/15

 

The San Francisco-Oakland metro area, where SF State is located, is ranked one of the top cities for college students by the American Institute for Economic Research. University Herald 5/13/15

 

SF State students were among the participants in a game hosted by "The Ellen Show" in Daly City. NBC 5/12/15


Ann Robertson, lecturer of philosophy, discusses opposition to Common Core Standards and testing in public schools. Counterpunch 5/12/15

 

Katsufumi Araki, academic office coordinator in the Department of Counseling, offers suggestions for college graduates seeking entry-level jobs. WalletHub 5/8/15

 

Sokhom Mao, juvenile justice commissioner for Alameda County and an SF State alum, will be honored as a "Champion of Change" at the White House for his work on foster care reform and higher education policy. San Jose Mercury News 5/12/15 KRON 5/12/15 US China Press 5/11/15

 

Alum Vera Diane Williams was recognized at the annual Mayor's Teacher and Principal of the Year Awards ceremony for her work teaching in the San Francisco Unified School District for more than 42 years. San Francisco Examiner 5/11/15

 

Alum Lawrence Galizio has been named president and CEO of the Community College League of California. Daily Astorian 5/11/15

 

Educator and alum Charles Cole III writes about how he has turned his failures into successes. Huffington Post 5/11/15

 

Alum Andrew Courtney, who runs Courtney's Produce, discusses the shop's 45-year history. Hoodline 5/11/15

 

Alum Jacqueline Bennett will join San Diego 6 News as a weather and traffic anchor for the morning broadcast. San Diego News 5/11/15 

 

SF State has committed to divesting from fossil fuel companies. San Diego Free Press 5/12/15

 

The San Francisco-Oakland metro area, where SF State is located, has been ranked the third best city in the country for college students by the American Institute for Economic Research. Huffington Post 5/11/15 


Spending money on experiences brings more happiness than spending on material goods, according to a study by Assistant Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell. Coloradoan 5/11/15

 

According to SF State research, the Mio Alpha watch has a 99 percent EKG accuracy. Beta News 5/11/15 Slash Gear 5/8/15

 

Professor Emeritus of Education Mark Phillips praises the documentary "Finding the Gold Within," which tells the story of Alchemy Inc., a program providing mentoring to urban youth in the Akron and Cleveland areas. Marin Independent Journal 5/10/15

 

The Afiara Quartet premiered the new quartet by Morrison Artist Series artistic director Richard Festinger at their performance at SF State as part of the Series on May 8. Examiner.com 5/9/15

 

Professor Emeritus of Latina/Latino Studies Jose B. Cuellar and his band, Dr. Loco's Rockin Jalapeno Band, will perform at the El Teatro Campesino Playhouse in San Juan Bautista on May 30. Benito Link 5/8/15

 

Actor, activist and alum Danny Glover delivered the commencement speech at Voorhees College. The Times and Democrat 5/10/1

 

Alum Ryan Watkins is lead bartender at The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse. San Francisco Examiner 5/10/15

 

Alum Laurie Osmond is running for a seat on the Onteora Board of Education. Daily Freeman 5/10/15

 

Nurse practitioner and alum Carissa Bergman has joined St. Peter's Gastroenterology Department at St. Peter's Medical Group North. Helena Independent Record 5/10/15 

 

Alum Mark McAfee Brown's art is being presented at the Saratoga Library Gallery through July 1. San Mateo County Times 5/8/15

 

Painter and alum Monique Crine will have her work displayed at the Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver from May 14 through June 28. Westword 5/7/15

 

Graduate student April Lynn Toledo has been chosen by the College of Science and Engineering to represent her peers at Commencement on May 22. Inquirer (Philippines) 5/12/15 

 

Graduate student David Stupplebeen has been selected by the College of Health and Social Sciences to represent his peers at Commencement on May 22. San Mateo Daily Journal 5/9/15

 

Student Jonathan Brumfield is the graduate hood for the College of Ethnic Studies and will speak at SF State's Commencement on May 22. San Francisco Bay View 5/8/15 

 

Student Ramon Thompson participates in SF Achievers, a scholarship and mentorship program for low-income African American male youth in the San Francisco Unified School District. San Francisco Chronicle 5/8/15

 

The cousin of student Stephen Guillermo, who was fatally shot last year a month before he was scheduled to graduate, reflects on his death. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 5/10/15

 

Officers for Justice, a minority-based police association, was founded in 1968, coinciding with ongoing racial tensions at SF State. San Francisco Examiner 5/10/15

 

Art lecturer Anthony Ryan describes being threatened by a motorist while biking home. Streetsblog KNTV 5/10/15(clip not available online) SF Streetsblog 5/8/15


SF State is a top producer of Asian American graduates, ranking second in the nation for Asian American graduates with bachelor's degrees in education and business administration, management and operations; in the top 25 for bachelor's degrees in the social sciences and master's degrees in education and social sciences; and in the top 50 for bachelor's degrees in engineering. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 5/7/15 (clip not available online)


Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies Kenneth P. Monteiro, current president of the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education, co-wrote a statement on the death of an African American man while in police custody in Charleston, where the organization's annual conference took place. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 5/7/15

 

Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Stephen Kane has proposed the establishment of a "Venus zone" around stars, a region where the atmosphere could be consumed by a runaway greenhouse effect that superheats its planets. Yahoo! News 5/7/15

 

Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair in Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility Marc Dollinger participated in a panel discussion on "Understanding BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) on College Campuses" on April 29 at the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center. J Weekly 5/7/15

 

According to SF State research, 29 percent of children who die after being locked in hot cars enter the car on their own and can't figure out how to get out. Safe Bee 5/7/15 

 

Alum Jeffrey Tambor appears in the indie comedy "The D Train." San Jose Mercury News 5/7/15

 

Alum Graig Crossley has been chosen as Moraga's 2015 Citizen of the Year. San Jose Mercury News 5/7/15 Contra Costa Times 5/7/15

 

Alum David Morgenstern, Congregation Beth Israel Judea's cantorial soloist, died on May 4. J Weekly 5/7/15

 

Student Nick Pourfard creates guitars made out of recycled skateboards. 7x7 5/7/15


Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Stephen Kane has proposed the establishment of a "Venus zone" around stars, a region where the atmosphere could be consumed by a runaway greenhouse effect that superheats its planets. Space.com 5/7/15

 

According to SF State research, poor posture can negatively affect the way you feel. Girls' Life 5/7/15

 

SF State's Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble will perform Mexican music at its free spring concert on May 7. San Francisco Chronicle 5/6/15

 

Actor Nicolas Cage discusses his father August Coppola, who was dean of creative arts at SF State. Huffington Post 5/6/15

 

Restrictions on selling junk food in California public schools have caused childhood obesity rates to stabilize or decrease, but improvements were better among students attending schools in wealthier neighborhoods, according to a new study led by Emma V. Sanchez-Vaznaugh, associate professor of health education. Medpage Today 5/6/15 

 

Dean of the College of Business Linda Oubre and alums Kate Hutchison, Barbara Leslie, Mary McCue, Nanette Lee Miller, Rekha Patel and Agnes Briones Ubalde were recognized on a list of the most influential women in Bay Area business. San Francisco Business Times 5/1/15 

 

Alum Lee Jones produces Giants radio broadcasts on KNBR. San Francisco Chronicle 5/6/15 

 

Alum Dawn Ferranti has been appointed director of community and economic development for Easton, Pennsylvania. Lehigh Valley Live 5/6/15 

 

Representatives of SF State and other local colleges met with Congresswoman Jackie Speier to discuss how they can support the thousands of students affected by the closure of Corinthian Colleges. ABC7 5/6/15 The San Francisco Appeal 5/6/15 KPIX 5/6/15 (clip not available online) KNTV (clip not available online) KQED (clip not available online)

 

SF State is developing plans to expand its campus to the San Francisco Shipyard. GlobeSt.com 5/7/15


Restrictions on selling junk food in California public schools have caused childhood obesity rates to stabilize or decrease, but improvements were better among students attending schools in wealthier neighborhoods, according to a new study led by Emma V. Sanchez-Vaznaugh, an associate professor in the Department of Health Education. Medical News Today 5/6/15 Governing 5/5/15 BrightSurf 5/5/15

 

An SF State study found that children in recently divorced or separated families are more likely to drink sugar-sweetened beverages than kids in families with married parents. Single With 5/5/15

 

"Polarization and the Presidency: From FDR to Barack Obama," a new book by Professor of Political Science Robert C. Smith, describes how the American presidency became divisive. The Post News Group 5/5/15

 

Success as a business leader does not necessarily equate to skill as a politician, said Assistant Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel. ABC7 News 5/4/15 (clip not available online)

 

Alum Graig Crossly has been selected as the 2015 Moraga Citizen of the Year. Lamorinda Weekly 5/6/15

 

In a column about community colleges, the writer mentions that his brother attended a community college before transferring to SF State.  Washington Post 5/6/15

 

Alum Michelle Hileman is a pediatric speech-language pathologist working in Napa. Napa Valley Register 5/5/15

 

Miss Asian America Jennifer Chung attends SF State. Vietnamnet Bridge 5/6/15

 

SF State will work with other local colleges to explore how they can support the thousands of students affected by the closure of Corinthian Colleges. KTVU 5/6/15 (clip not available online) 


Restrictions on selling junk food in California schools have had a positive impact on childhood obesity rates, but improvements were better among students attending schools in wealthier neighborhoods, according to a new study led by Emma V. Sanchez-Vaznaugh, an associate professor in the Department of Health Education. Science Newsline 5/5/15 LA Times 5/4/15 California Healthline 5/4/15


Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom will speak at SF State's Commencement on May 22. Examiner.com 5/5/15

 

Loretta Lynch may not be able to "do very much" as attorney general because of her limited time in office, said Professor of Political Science Robert Smith. Seattle Medium 5/5/15

 

Highly extroverted people are happier with their lives because they tend to have a more positive view of the past and fewer regrets, according to research by Assistant Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell. Herald Times 5/4/15

 

Eran Kaplan discusses the struggles of the Ethiopian Jewish community. BBC Radio 5/3/15 (clip not available online)

 

Alum Grant Faulkner, executive director of National Novel Writing Month, will speak at the John Natsoulas Gallery in Davis. Davis Enterprise 5/5/15

 

Alum Andres Morado has been hired by the Stockton police department as a police officer trainee. Stockton Record 5/4/15

 

Javad Zarif, Iran's foreign minister, is an SF State alum. National Review 5/5/15


Dean of the College of Business Linda Oubre has been recognized as one of the most influential women in Bay Area business. San Francisco Business Times 5/1/15


Restrictions on selling junk food in California schools have had a positive effect on childhood obesity, but improvements were better among students attending schools in wealthier neighborhoods, according to a new SF State study. Medical Xpress 5/4/15 AJMC 5/4/15

 

In an article about former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina's run for president, Professor of Management Sally Baack said that inexperience is not considered an indicator of success in science or business and suggests the same should be true of politics. San Francisco Chronicle 5/3/15

 

Even if a car's windows are left open, the temperature inside could reach 104 degrees within 10 minutes on an 85-degree day, according to SF State research. Syracuse.com 5/1/15

 

Alum Susan Narucki is the director of UC San Diego's kallisti experiemental music ensemble. San Diego Union-Tribune 5/3/15

 

The life story of alum and dance teacher Blanche Brown is shared. San Francisco Bay View 5/2/15

 

Javad Zarif, Iran's foreign minister and an SF State alum, spoke at New York University on April 29. National Review 5/2/15 

 

Alum Freddi Straus and her husband are interviewed as Match.com's "first success story." Parade 5/1/15 

 


Restrictions on selling junk food in California schools have had a positive effect on childhood obesity, but improvements were better among students attending schools in wealthier neighborhoods, according to a new SF State study. Medical Xpress 5/14/15 AJMC 5/4/15

 

In an article about former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina's run for president, Professor of Management Sally Baack said that inexperience is not considered an indicator of success in science or business and suggests the same should be true of politics. San Francisco Chronicle 5/3/15

 

Even if a car's windows are left open, the temperature inside could reach 104 degrees within 10 minutes on an 85-degree day, according to SF State research. Syracuse.com 5/1/15

 

Alum Susan Narucki is the director of UC San Diego's kallisti experiemental music ensemble. San Diego Union-Tribune 5/3/15

 

The life story of alum and dance teacher Blanche Brown is shared. San Francisco Bay View 5/2/15

 

Javad Zarif, Iran's foreign minister and an SF State alum, spoke at New York University on April 29. National Review 5/2/15 

 

Alum Freddi Straus and her husband are interviewed as Match.com's "first success story." Parade 5/1/15 

 


SF State research found that those who give a greater proportion of their money to charity were almost always happier than those who spent it on themselves. Friday (UAE) 5/1/15

 

Professor of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Patrick Tierney analyzed results of a survey about recreational facilities for the Granada Community Services District. Half Moon Bay Review 4/30/15

 

Employees from startups may get frustrated if they start working at Yahoo, which has a more bureaucratic environment, said Professor of Management John Sullivan. Nasdaq 4/30/15

 

The conference "Mindfulness and Compassion 2015: The Art and Science of Contemplative Practice," to be held at SF State from June 3 to 7, will explore how contemplative practice contributes to the betterment of mankind. Pasadena Now 4/30/15 

 

Nathan Hare was the first coordinator of the Africana Studies department at SF State. Los Angeles Sentinel 4/30/15

 

Alum Nanette Lee Miller, West Coast partner-in-charge of assurance services at Marcum LLP, is recognized as one of the most influential women in Bay Area business. San Francisco Business Times 5/1/15 

 

Javad Zarif, Iran's foreign minister and an SF State alum, spoke at New York University on April 29. Washington Free Beacon 5/1/15

                   

Members of the band the Stone Foxes attended SF State. Marin Independent Journal 4/30/15 


April

Professor of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung organizes a yearly campus visit for students from Oakland International High to familiarize them with college life. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 4/29/15


Professor Emeritus of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Arthur Asa Berger is scheduled to hold several meetings and master classes in Iran in May. Tehran Times 4/30/15

 

Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto studied the reactions of both blind and sighted judo athletes in the 2004 Summer Olympics and Paralympics and discovered that, regardless of gender, culture or age, there was no discernable difference in the way athletes facially expressed emotions. Modern Notion 4/29/15 

 

Research by the Family Acceptance Project found that LGBT youth who have been highly rejected by their parents are more likely to attempt suicide, experience depression, use illegal drugs and be at risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases. Yahoo! Parenting 4/29/15

 

Alum Narae Kwon will perform on the Korean instrument the kayageum in a concert at the San Francisco Public Library celebrating Asian Heritage Cultural Month on May 1. Examiner.com 4/30/15

 

Alum Harry Cadelago is the director of the Napa Valley College Orchestra. Napa Valley Register 4/29/15

 

Alum Jim Hogeboom has been appointed superintendent of the Novato Unified School District. Marin Independent Journal 4/29/15

 

Javad Zarif, Iran's foreign minister and an SF State alum, spoke at New York University on April 29. The New Yorker 4/29/15 CNS News 4/30/15

 

Alum Kristina Dolgin launched the legal advocacy organization Red Light Legal this year to provide legal services to sex workers. Good Times 4/29/15

 

Photographer and alum Greg Slick will display photographs he took in the Omo Valley in Ethiopia as part of the annual Marin Open Studios event on May 2 and 3. Marin Independent Journal 4/29/15

 


Terrestrial-mass planets can orbit stars with close-in Jupiter-mass companions and remain habitable over millions if not billions of years, according to a study led by Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Stephen Kane. Forbes 4/28/15


Professor of Management John Sullivan said that it has become easier for companies to find contingent workers given that many employees can work remotely. NBC Bay Area 4/28/15


President Emeritus Robert A. Corrigan will receive an honorary doctorate from Brown University. GoLocalProv 4/29/15

 

Professor of Political Science Robert Smith said that Loretta Lynch may not be able to "do very much" as attorney general since she will have a limited time in office. Trice Edney Wire 4/28/15

 

Among patients with cancer, limited English proficiency is associated with symptom distress, reduced cancer screening and delays in seeking health care, according to a study by Associate Professor of Nursing Fang-yu Chou. Oncology Nurse Advisor 4/28/15

 

The ceramics of artist and alum Tiffany Schmierer will be presented at the Manna Gallery in Oakland from May 21 to June 27. Oakland Local 4/28/15

 

Alums Matt Schiavon and Dawn Lightfoot, who have not been in touch with their families since the earthquake in Nepal where they are traveling, are believed to be safe. NBC 7 4/28/15

 

Journalism students at Columbia University, including alum Daniel Nelson, are crowdsourcing money for their tuition and living expenses. Sussex Countian 4/28/15

 

A student joined an Oakland protest in solidarity with demonstrations in Baltimore. San Francisco Chronicle 4/28/15


Research by Caitlin Ryan of the Family Acceptance Project has shown that the average age that LGBT youth come out is continuing to decrease. BuzzFeed News 4/27/15

 

Alum Fred Lonidier taught photography at UC San Diego. San Diego Union-Tribune 4/27/15


A report by Associate Professor of Economics Philip King has found that Sonoma Valley Hospital generated $104 million in economic activity affecting Sonoma County. North Bay Business Journal 4/27/15 

 

A 2008 SF State study on the decline of smelt found that the sporadic population losses attributed to water pumping failed to take into account variability in survival from summer to fall. Wall Street Journal 4/26/15

 

Lecturer of Creative Writing Marian Palaia discusses her novel "The Given World." Wisconsin State Journal 4/26/15 

 

The Afiara Quartet will perform at SF State as part of the Morrison Artists Series on May 8. Examiner.com 4/26/15

 

SF State's ensemble-in-residence the Alexander String Quartet performed at the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon, New York on April 26. Philipstown.info 4/24/15 

 

A new ballot measure developed by SF State students and introduced by David Lee, an adjunct faculty member in political science, would require all public meetings held in San Francisco to be streamed live online and opened for virtual public comment. KGO 4/24/15 

 

Professor Emeritus of Economics Ralph Anspach invented a game called Anti-Monopoly as an alternative to the game Monopoly. Pasadena Weekly 4/24/15 

 

Alum Dawn Lightfoot has been reported missing in connection with the April 25 earthquake in Nepal. NBC San Diego 4/27/15

 

Legendary singer and alum Johnny Mathis performed in Erie, Pennsylvania. YourErie.com 4/26/15  WFXP 4/26/15 (clip not available online) WJET 4/26/15 (clip not available online)

 

Author and alum Rhachelle Johnson has created T-shirts with an anti-domestic violence message. Times-Herald 4/26/15

 

Alum Agnes Chan, a retired San Francisco teacher and political activist, has died. San Francisco Chronicle 4/26/15 

 

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is an SF State alum. CNBC 4/26/15 (clip not available online)

 

Alum Bryan Logan describes suffering a traumatic brain injury after being hit by a car and how his life has changed as a result, in both positive and negative ways. Business Insider 4/25/15 Business Insider UK 4/25/15 Business Insider India 4/25/15

 

Alum Maria Vazquez, who graduated with a master's in public health, is cited as an example of a Merced native who has chosen to work in the community where she grew up. Merced Sun-Star 4/24/15

 

The Student Health Center brings therapy dogs to campus to provide stress relief to students. Her Campus 4/25/15 


David Lee, an adjunct faculty member in political science, introduced a ballot measure created in an SF State American politics class that would require all public meetings held in San Francisco to be streamed live online and opened up for virtual public comment. SFBay 4/23/15


The Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies will hold its 25th annual Discovery Day Open House on April 25. Marin Independent Journal 4/23/15


Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair in Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility Marc Dollinger will participate in a panel presentation exploring the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel taking place on college campuses. J Weekly 4/23/15 

 

Rebecca Toporek, a professor in the Department of Counseling, provides advice for new graduates seeking an entry-level job. WalletHub 4/22/15

 

Choreographer and alum Shahrzad Khorsandi has published "The Art of Persian Dance." KQED 4/23/15 

 

Artist and alum Lori Goldman will present the exhibit "Lori Goldman in Black and White" at the Sonoma Community Center. Sonoma Index-Tribune 4/23/15 

 

Apparel design and merchandising students will present "Runway 2015: Transcend" on April 30. San Francisco Chronicle 4/23/15 


Professor Emeritus of Economics Ralph Anspach invented a game called Anti-Monopoly as an alternative to the game Monopoly. The Spectator (UK) 4/25/15

 

Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Stephen Kane has proposed the establishment of a "Venus Zone," the area around a star in which a planet may be consumed by a runaway greenhouse effect similar to the planet Venus. Space Daily 4/23/15

 

David Lee, an adjunct faculty member in political science, is leading the effort to require all city public meetings to be streamed live online, allow people to offer public comment remotely and create a "time certain" agenda designation. San Francisco Chronicle 4/22/15

 

Associate Professor of Biology Sarah Cohen is part of a dive team attempting to pinpoint the center of the most biologically diverse marine ecosystem in the world. Scientific American 4/22/15

 

Research by Associate Professor Ryan Howell has found that compulsive shopping can be fueled by poor credit management and the belief that new purchases will increase happiness. Personal Finance Cheat Sheet 4/22/15 

 

Poet and alum Jill Tomasetti is interviewed. SF Weekly 4/23/15

 

Alum Michael Richman has been appointed director of GenVec, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. Post Online Media 4/23/15


Personality and sexual orientation affect how people use online dating sites even if the sites are not being used to find a life partner, according to a new study led by Assistant Professor of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Chris Clemens. Medical Xpress 4/22/15


Professor of Biology John Hafernik, a bee expert, participated in Pacifica's Earth Day activities. San Jose Mercury News 4/21/15 Marin Independent Journal 4/21/15


Jim Steele, lecturer emeritus of biology, will lead hikes with a focus on identifying bird songs on April 25 and May 23. San Jose Mercury News 4/21/15 Marin Independent Journal 4/21/15

 

Alum Joe Louis Walker has been inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. Detroit Free Press 4/22/15

 

Alum Natalie Vega makes art to benefit research on cystic fibrosis, which afflicts her two-year-old son. Argus Leader 4/21/15

 

Actor, activist and alum Danny Glover will speak at Voorhees College's commencement. Times and Democrat 4/20/15


Kenneth Monteiro, dean of the College of Ethnic Studies, has been elected president of the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education. Post News Group 4/20/15

 

Actor, activist and alum Danny Glover is interviewed. Esquerda (Brazil) 4/21/15

 

An alum discusses her experience enrolling in Covered California insurance to avoid a penalty for not having health insurance. ABC7 4/20/15

 

Members of the band Cool Ghouls attended SF State. SF Weekly 4/20/15 

 

A question from a student about the wreckage of a vintage car on Mount Tamalpais is investigated. KQED 4/21/15

 

A fifth-grader tells the story of his father escaping from Vietnam and eventually attending SF State and joining the Oakland Police Department. The Reporter 4/20/15


Assistant Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel said caucus leaders reward generosity to other Democrats because term limits and campaign finance laws have curbed the power of individual politicians and made the party more important. KQED 4/20/15


Buying experiences rather than material possessions leads to greater happiness, according to research by Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell. Philstar (Philippines) 4/20/15

 

Professor Emeritus of Economics Ralph Anspach invented the game Anti-Monopoly as an alternative to Monopoly. CSPAN 4/18/15 (clip not available online) Newstalk 106-108 FM 4/17/15

 

Sheila Tully, a lecturer in anthropology and president of SF State's California Faculty Association, discusses the needs of part-time college and university lecturers. People's World 4/17/15 Marin Independent Journal 4/16/15

 

In an opinion article, alum Deon Price writes about the increase in the cost of living in the Bay Area, as compared to when he was a student and young adult. Daily Republic 4/20/15

 

Alum Robin Gordon has joined Data Instincts, a public outreach firm specializing in water-related issues. North Bay Business Journal 4/20/15

 

The poetry of alum Richard Oyama is featured. Duke City Fix 4/19/15

 

Alum Bassam Shihadeh has opened Amoura, a fine-dining restaurant in South San Francisco. San Mateo Daily Journal 4/18/15

 

Actor, activist and alum Danny Glover is interviewed. Rede Brasil Atual (Brazil) 4/17/15

 

SF State plans to provide students with discounted public transit passes by fall 2018 or earlier. San Francisco Examiner 4/19/15

 

Students presented the 43rd annual Pilipino Cultural Night on April 18. ABS CBN News 4/18/15

 

A team of SF State students won a prize from PG&E for their participation in a structured "design thinking" process to identify opportunities to build on PG&E's portfolio of energy-efficiency tools and strategies. Environment Guru 4/17/15


Professor of Jewish Studies Marc Dollinger will give a brief history of Jewish community engagement in San Francisco at the city's Jewish Heritage Month celebration next week. j weekly 4/16/15

 

Alum Frances Mayes is author of the book "Under the Tuscan Sun." The Mountaineer 4/16/15

 

Alum Raynauld Bentey is the new associate publisher at COASTE multi-media network. News-Press (Ft. Myers, Florida) 4/16/15

 

Alum Paul Flores talks about his time as an MFA student at SF State. San Diego Free Press 4/16/15


Research from Caitlin Ryan, director of the Family Acceptance Project, has shown a direct link between family acceptance of their LBGT children and better health and well-being for those children. Baltimore Jewish Times 4/16/15


A building that was once part of the former campus of the San Francisco State Teacher's College is being turned into housing for LGBT seniors. Bay Area Reporter 4/16/15

 

Alum Alex Randolph has been appointed to the Board of Trustees at City College of San Francisco. Bay Area Reporter 4/16/15

 

Anthropology Lecturer Sheila Tully, President of the SF State chapter of the California Faculty Association, is quoted in this article about protests demanding livable wages. San Jose Mercury News 4/15/15

 

An SF State ornithologist will serve as a judge during Piedmont High School's famous Bird Calling Contest. Contra Costa Times 4/15/15

 

SF State has banned the use of University funds for travel to Indiana in response to the state's recently passed Religious Freedom Restoration Act. SF Weekly 4/15/15

 

Alum Allison Fenner is the founder of the Agile Rascal Traveling Bike Theatre. San Diego Reader 4/15/15

 

Alum Olivia Cowell is a co-creator of the nonprofit organization Cafeteria Kids Theater in Napa. Napa Valley Register 4/15/15 


Actor and SF State alum Jeffrey Tambor, who plays a transgender woman on the television series "Transparent," has sent well wishes to Bruce Jenner, who is expected to announce his transition to a woman later this month. San Francisco Examiner 4/15/15

 

Professor of Biology and founder of the ZomBeeWatch Project John Hafernik will be the keynote speaker at the Pacifica Beach Coalition's EcoFest event this weekend. San Jose Mercury News 4/14/15

 

Research from SF State has found that engaging in creative activities outside work can boost employees' job performance. About.com 4/14/15

 

Professor of Earth & Climate Sciences John Monteverdi is quoted in this profile of meteorologist and former SF State lecturer Jan Null. Contra Costa Times 4/14/15

 

Alum Alex Randolph has been appointed to the Board of Trustees at City College of San Francisco. San Francisco Chronicle 4/14/15; San Francisco Appeal 4/14/15

 

Alum and high school principal Vito Chiala is interviewed about his experiences with Common Core. EdSource 4/14/15


Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Stephen Kane has proposed the establishment of a "Venus Zone," the area around a star in which a planet may be consumed by a runaway greenhouse effect similar to the planet Venus. Phys.org 4/14/15


Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto says anger is a functional emotion, a reaction that prepares an individual to remove an obstacle to a goal. SBS 4/14/15


Research from the Family Acceptance Project has shown that when LGBT children are rejected by their families, they are more likely to attempt suicide, suffer from severe depression and use illegal drugs. News and Tribune 4/14/15

 

Freshmen in the Full Circle Program at California State University, Sacramento learn about the 1968 strike at SF State, which led to the creation of the nation's first College of Ethnic Studies. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 4/13/15

 

Robert Bechtle, professor emeritus of music, is profiled. The Potrero View 4/13/15

 

Alum Frank Haselhoff is a featured artist at the San Benito County Art Council's Open Studios Art Tour. Benito Link 4/13/15

 

Filmmaker and alum Charlie Vaughn is profiled. WBOC 16 4/13/15

 

Alum Leslye M. Tinson has been appointed to the California Private Security Disciplinary Review Committee, North. California Newswire 4/13/15

 

SF State students are featured in a slideshow of archival photos of Bay Area colleges and Universities. San Francisco Chronicle 4/14/15


Research from the Family Acceptance Project has shown that when LGBT children are rejected by their families, they are more likely to attempt suicide, suffer from severe depression, use illegal drugs and engage in unprotected sex. Washington Post 4/13/15; MyCentralJersey.com 4/13/15; Denver Post (letter to the editor) 4/12/15


SF State is one of several universities to partner with The Presidio Trust on the restoration of Mountain Lake in San Francisco. National Parks Traveler 4/13/15

 

Alum George Flores volunteers with the national nonprofit organization Court Appointed Special Advocates, which advocates for individual children in the court system and in the community. Santa Fe New Mexican 4/13/15

 

The glass sculptures of alum Marsha Blaker, which emulate crashing waves, are highlighted. VisualNews.com 4/13/15

 

This article about job prospects for college graduates is accompanied by a photo of a career fair at SF State earlier this month. Bloomberg 4/13/15

 

Caitlin Ryan, founder and director of the Family Acceptance Project, will be the guest speaker at a retreat for Orthodox Jewish parents of LGBT children. Cleveland Jewish News 4/12/15

 

Professor Emeritus of Education Mark Phillips writes about the Mt. Tamalpais Union High School District's search for a new superintendent. Marin Independent-Journal 4/12/15

 

Professor Emeritus of Economics Ralph Anspach invented a game called Anti-Monopoly as an alternative to the game Monopoly. Deccan Herald 4/12/15

 

Alum Cathy Sandeen is the new chancellor of University of Wisconsin Colleges and UW Extension. Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal-Sentinel 4/12/15 

 

SF State alum Steve Kowit, a poet, essayist and teacher who published a dozen volumes of poetry, has passed away at the age of 76. Los Angeles Times 4/12/15

 

Bruce Anderson, an SF State alum, is the editor of the Anderson Valley Advertiser in Boonville, which the New York Times has called "one of the country's most idiosyncratic and contentious weeklies." Newsweek 4/12/15

 

Alum Paul Bendix writes about two glass canisters he purchased in 1973 while a student at SF State. The Almanac 4/12/15 

 

This profile of Lorenzo Listana, community outreach coordinator for the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation, mentions that his son, Nicu Listana, is a student at SF State. Hoodline 4/12/15

 

Former SF State professor Rodel Rodis writes about the first Filipinos to set foot in California. FilAmStar 4/12/15

 

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is an alum of SF State.  Dawn.com 4/10/15

 

Alum Steven Brownwell will be the guest ceramic artist during April at the historic Bradford Building in Sonora. The Union-Democrat 4/10/15


Researchers at the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies are studying how toxic heavy metals might attach themselves to plastics floating in the San Francisco Bay. Marin Independent Journal 4/9/15


Assistant Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel said that Mayor Ed Lee has lost some popularity but still remains relatively popular in the eyes of voters. San Francisco magazine 4/9/15


Children of divorced parents consume more sugary beverages, according to a new study by Professor of Psychology Jeff Cookston. Northwest Herald 4/10/15                                                                                                                

Research from the Family Acceptance Project found that LGBT youth who were rejected by their families were more likely to attempt suicide, experience depression, use drugs and engage in unprotected sex. Vox 4/10/15

 

Professor of Management Sally Baack provided expert analysis of the record $1.6 billion fine by the California Public Utilities Commission on PG&E for the San Bruno tragedy. KCBS Radio 4/9/15 (clip not available online)

 

Alum Luke Top of the band Fool's Gold shares photographs of himself and the band. Nosey 4/9/15

 

The owner of an environmental waste disposal firm that contracted with SF State was sentenced to more than three years in prison after pleading guilty to bribery. San Francisco Examiner 4/9/15


Associate Professor of Sociology Karen Hossfeld appeared as a morning show guest to discuss gender discrimination in Silcon Valley. KALW 4/9/15


Actress and SF State alum Annette Bening, poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti and legal educator Peter Gabel will receive honorary degrees at this year's Commencement ceremony. California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom will deliver the Commencement address. San Francisco Business Times 4/8/15


The Pub at SFSU is listed as a "best date stop" along the M-Ocean View Muni Metro line. Thrillist.com 4/9/15

 

Research from Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell has shown that buying experiences makes consumers happier than buying material items. Gulf News 4/9/15

 

Professor of Women and Gender Studies Nan Alamilla Boyd discussed how San Francisco became a gay mecca. KALW 4/8/15

 

Research from Professor of Political Science Nicole Watts is referenced in this article about ISIS and Kurdistan. Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting 4/8/15 

 

Fertility treatment patients are more likely to suffer from major depressive disorder than the general population, according to new SF State research from Assistant Professor of Psychology Sarah Holley. Big News Network 4/8/15

 

The owner of an environmental waste disposal firm that contracted with SF State was sentenced to more than three years in prison after pleading guilty to bribery. San Francisco Chronicle 4/8/15; San Francisco Appeal 4/8/15

 

SF State is one of 112 colleges and universities being investigated by the U.S. Department of Education for its handling of sexual violence cases. Boston Globe 4/8/15

 

Alum Carl Weathers is a recurring guest star on the sitcom "Arrested Development." SF Weekly 4/8/15

 

Alum Christian Groh is COO of the private equity firm Privateer Holdings. Business Because 4/8/15


Caitlin Ryan, director of the Family Acceptance Project, will speak at a gathering for Orthodox Jewish parents of LGBT children in Pennsylvania taking place from April 17 to 19. Connecticut Jewish Ledger 4/8/15

 

Fertility treatment patients are more likely to suffer from major depressive disorder than the general population, according to new SF State research. Medical News Today 4/8/15

 

Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom will deliver the commencement address at SF State's Commencement ceremony on May 22. KTVU 4/7/15 (clip not available online) KPIX 4/7/15 (clip not available online)

 

Lecturer of Humanities Peter Richardson's new book "No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead" explores the band's popularity. Examiner.com 4/7/15

 

Acupuncture can help treat conditions such as insomnia and fatigue, said Professor of Health Education Adam Burke, director of the Institute for Holistic Health Studies. Yahoo! Health 4/8/15

 

SF State was the first public university in the country to commit to divesting from fossil fuel companies. Currents 4/15

 

Alum Melissa Galliani has been promoted to General Sales Manager for News/Talk KGO-A and KSFO-A. Media Confidential 4/8/15  All Access Music Group 4/7/15


Professor of Biology Gretchen LeBuhn has launched a project to help "citizen scientists" make their backyards or local parks more pollinator friendly. Phys.Org 4/7/15 eScience News 4/7/15


Fertility treatment patients are more likely to suffer from major depressive disorder than the general population, according to new SF State research. Health Canal 4/6/15 Science Newsline 4/6/15 Bright Surf 4/6/15

 

Suspects pleaded not guilty to the fatal shooting of an SF State alum in December 2014. KTVU 4/6/15


Assistant Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel said that there has been a big increase in Asian voter turnout since the year 2000. San Francisco Chronicle 4/4/15


Fertility treatment patients are more likely to suffer from major depressive disorder than the general population, according to new SF State research. Psych Central 4/4/15 Medical Xpress 4/3/15


President Leslie E. Wong has banned University funding for travel to Indiana. San Francisco Chronicle 4/5/15 (subscription required) University World News 4/3/15

 

Professor of Political Science Nicole Watts said that Halabjans hoped to demand back some of their "symbolic capital" from the Kurdish state through control over a ceremony marking attacks in the region. The Nation 4/6/15

 

More than 1,000 samples of otter scat are being analyzed at an SF State lab to learn where the otters came from, how they are related to each other and what they are eating. ABC 7 4/3/15

 

Alum Mohammad Javad Zarif is Iran's foreign minister. Fresno Bee 4/6/15 KTVQ 4/4/15 Sacramento Bee 4/4/15 

 

Alum Jim Orrey has been appointed manager of the Prescott Valley branch of Washington Federal. The Daily Courier 4/5/15

 

Alum Michael Hand will edit a film being made by his former teacher. Oroville Mercury Register 4/4/15

 

Alum John Bridenbeck is cruising in the Sea of Cortez. Examiner.com 4/3/15

 

San Francisco State students are quoted in a report exploring how young people use different payment types, including cash, credit cards and debit cards. KOPB 4/6/15 Minnesota Public Radio 4/6/15 KCRW 4/6/15 (clip not available online) KPCC 4/6/15 (clip not available online) Capital Public Radio 4/6/15 (clip not available online) Milwaukee Public Radio 4/6/15 (clip not available online) KPLU 4/6/15 (clip not available online) KUT 4/6/15 (clip not available online) KNPR 4/6/15 (clip not available online) KNOW 4/6/15 (clip not available online) WBEZ 4/6/15 (clip not available online) KUOW 4/6/15 (clip not available online) WBFO 4/6/15 (clip not available online) WUNC 4/6/15 (clip not available online) WDET 4/6/15 (clip not available online) WHYY 4/6/15 (clip not available online) WYPR 4/6/15 (clip not available online) WNYC 4/6/15 (clip not available online) WUNC 4/6/15 (clip not available online) WAMU 4/6/15 (clip not available online)

 

A student was targeted by a scammer through the website Care.com. KRON 4/5/15 (clip not available online)

 

SF State hosted its annual Sneak Preview event for prospective students on April 4. KGO 4/4/15 (clip not available online)


Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto has found that certain gestures showing pride or shame in sports are universal. Slate 4/3/15


Alum Clarence Walker, a professor of history at UC Davis, has been awarded the 2015 UC Davis Prize for Undergraduate Teaching and Scholarly Achievement. The Davis Enterprise 4/3/15 Daily Democrat 4/2/15

 

President Les Wong has banned University funding for travel to Indiana. San Francisco Chronicle 4/2/15

 

Alum Alice Katwan is vice president of sales, North America West, for Genesys. Silicon Valley Business Journal 4/3/15

 

Alum Elise Darwish is the chief academic officer of Aspire Public Schools. Ed Source 4/2/15

 

Alum Mohammad Javad Zarif is Iran's foreign minister. CNN 4/3/15 WSEE 4/3/15 KTVQ 4/2/15

 

Alum David Russo is leading a plein air painting class in Tahoe. Tahoe Daily Tribune 4/2/15

 

A student was targeted by a scammer through the website Care.com. KRON 4/2/15 (clip not available online)


In an opinion piece, Professor and Director of Labor and Employment Studies John Logan writes that there has been an upsurge in attacks on workers' rights by Republican lawmakers. The Hill 4/2/15

 

Americans tend to become defensive when talking about their spending habits, said Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell. Money Under 30 4/2/15

 

Dean of the College of Business Linda Oubre was recognized with the Trailblazer award by the National Coalition of 100 Black Women's San Francisco chapter. Post News Group 4/1/15                                                     

In an opinion article, President Les Wong's decision to ban University funding for travel to Indiana is commended. San Francisco Examiner 4/1/15

 

In an opinion article, alum Evan Phillippe praises his 1974 Porsche 914. San Francisco Chronicle 4/1/15

 

Student Andrew Wong will participate in a documentary filmmaking program in China this summer. Modesto Bee 4/1/15

 

In an opinion article, SF State's inclusion on a list of the country's colleges with the "worst anti-Semitic activity" is criticized. Jerusalem Post 4/1/15 


President Les Wong has announced that San Francisco State University funds cannot be used to support employee and student travel to Indiana. The Chronicle of Higher Education 3/31/15 Inside Higher Ed 3/31/15 Fusion 3/31/15 CBS Bay Area 3/31/15KNTV 3/31/15 (clip not available online) KTVU 3/30/15 San Francisco Examiner 3/30/15 U.S. New & World Report 3/30/15 KGO 3/30/15 Huffington Post 3/30/15KPIX 3/30/15 (clip not available online) KRON 3/30/15 (clip not available online) KOFY (clip not available online) KCBA 3/30/15 (clip not available online) KQET 3/30/15 (clip not available online)


Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell said that impulse shopping is driven partly by survival instinct. O Consumidor (Brazil) 4/1/15 Alagoas 24 Horas (Brazil) 3/31/15 Diario da Manha (Brazil) 3/30/15

 

SF State's Metro College Success Program, which helps underrepresented students navigate the first two years of college, received a $3 million innovation award from the state government. Post News Group 3/31/15 CA FWD 3/30/15

 

Saving up for something special creates pleasure, according to Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell. MSN Lifestyle 3/30/15

 

Poet and alum Phil Brady has received the Governor's Award for the Arts in Ohio. WYTV 3/31/15 

 

Dan Verel, a writer for MedCity News, studied journalism at SF State. San Francisco Bay View 3/31/15

 

Alum Jeff Cesca has been appointed as Director of the Division of Marketing Services of the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Dairy Business 3/30/15

 

SF State's student center is named after Cesar Chavez. Los Alamos Daily Post 3/31/15

 


March

During his keynote speech at the Association of American Colleges and Universities' academic renewal conference in San Diego, Associate Professor of Latina/o Studies and Educational Leadership Jeff Duncan-Andrade said that topics studied at school need to be relevant to students' experiences. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 3/30/15


Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell said that impulse shopping is driven partly by survival instinct. Com Shalom (Brazil) 3/30/15 Consumidor Moderno (Brazil) 3/28/15

 

Professor Emeritus of Philosophy Art Bierman fought against a proposed plan to build a freeway in San Francisco in the 1960s. Hoodline 3/29/15

 

A survey conducted by SF State found that many LGBT adults were bullied for flouting gender norms at school. Take Part 3/28/15 

 

An SF State study found that people who partake in creative activities outside of work perform better in the workplace. Christian Science Monitor 3/27/15

 

Alum Joi Lin Blake has been appointed president of College of Alameda. The Alamedan 3/30/15

 

Gilbert Melendez, who attended SF State, reflects on becoming a mixed martial artist. WSVN 3/30/15 (clip not available) WPVI 3/29/15 (clip not available online) KQET 3/29/15 (clip not available online) KCBA 3/29/15 (clip not available online) KTVL 3/29/15 (clip not available online) WWSB 3/29/15 (clip not available online) KMOL 3/28/15 (clip not available online) MSVN 3/28/15 (clip not available online) KCRA 3/28/15 (clip not available online) KCAL 3/28/15 (clip not available online)

 

Alum Matt Black was named Time magazine's 2014 Instagram Photographer of the Year. The Daily Gazette 3/29/15 

 

Student DeMareon Gipson has published "Looking Forward," a collection of poetry. Vallejo Times-Herald 3/28/15

 

Erik Hoegh-Soerensen, a former journalist who studied at SF State, is running for parliament for the Danish People's Party. Journalisten (Denmark) 3/30/15 

 

The Chinese Bridge Cup Contest, which tests students' knowledge of Chinese language and culture, was organized by SF State's Confucius Institute and the San Francisco Unified School District. China Daily 3/30/15 


Keith Bowman, who has been appointed the new dean of the College of Science & Engineering, has spent much of his career focusing on increasing diversity and inclusion in STEM fields. Edge San Francisco 3/27/15 

 

Children of divorced families consume more sugary beverages, according to a new study by Professor of Psychology Jeff Cookston. Health eNews 3/27/15 

 

Adjunct Professor of Secondary Education Kate Kinsella offers an action plan to encourage second language learners to participate in classroom discussions. Language 3/15

 

SF State is one of many universities that have started using Drupal. Campus Technology 3/26/15


Keith Bowman, who has been appointed the new dean of the College of Science & Engineering, has spent much of his career focusing on increasing diversity and inclusion in STEM fields. Bay Area Reporter 3/26/15


Remembering positive experiences and saving up for something special are two immediate ways to feel happier, according to Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell. Good Housekeeping 3/25/15


Assistant Professor of Art Matt Lipps will present his first New York solo exhibition of photography at the Danziger Gallery. Art Daily 3/26/15

 

Inclusion of information about acupuncture is important as part of an undergraduate nursing education, said Director of the Institute for Holistic Health studies and Professor of Health Education Adam Burke. Acupuncture Today 3/26/15 

 

Professor of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Pat Tierney and his students will help tally results of a recent parks and recreation survey by the Granada Community Services District. Half Moon Bay Review 3/25/15

 

According to a new study based on methods developed by Professor Emeritus of Political Science Richard DeLeon, voters who have moved to the city recently are turning out to be more conservative on local ballot measures than residents who have been here longer. San Francisco Magazine 3/25/15

 

Alum Molly Diedrich is one of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Northern California Chapter's candidates for 2015 Bay Area Man & Woman of the Year. 7X7 3/25/15

 

Actor, activist and alum Danny Glover spoke to young trade unionists at the AFL-CIO's 2015 Next Up Summit. People's World 3/25/15 

 

Alum Jim Barnett, a high school baseball coach, has died. The Fresno Bee 3/25/15

 

A memorial will be held on March 29 for an alum who was killed in an apartment fire. CBS 3/25/15 


Associate Professor of Asian American Studies Jonathan H. X. Lee said that Bok Kai Temple in Marysville, California, is steeped in “ling,” translated as miraculous power, due to its history. San Francisco Chronicle 3/24/15


Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s political ideology would make him the Republican party’s most conservative candidate in decades if he is selected as the 2016 presidential nominee, according to Assistant Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel. The Capital Times 3/25/15 UK Progressive 3/25/15 

 

Catherine Powell, director of the Labor Archives and Research Center, is co-editor of the “San Francisco Labor Landmarks Guide Book.” Places Journal 3/15

 

Alum Christopher P. Chatmon heads Oakland’s Office of African American Male Achievement, the first public school department in the country focused specifically on the success of African American male students. Newsweek 3/25/15

 

Comedian and alum Ronnie Schell will perform at events benefiting the Richmond Museum of History in April. Marin Independent Journal 3/24/15 San Jose Mercury News 3/24/15 Contra Costa Times 3/24/15

 

Alum Elly Bethune is founder and owner of the online retailer 9th & Elm. Columbia Business Times 3/25/15

 

Alum Dan Caldwell, an actor and teacher who founded the Conservatory Theatre Ensemble at Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley, died on March 15. Marin Independent Journal 3/24/15

 

An alum who received a scholarship from the La Jolla High School Scholarship Foundation describes how it benefited her. La Jolla Light 3/24/15


Associate Professor of Asian-American Studies Jonathan H. X. Lee said that Bok Kai Temple in Marysville, California, is steeped in “ling,” translated as miraculous power, due to its history. New York Times 3/24/15

 

Professor of Gerontology Brian de Vries encourages end-of-life planning among LGBT seniors. Daily Xtra 3/23/15

 

An alum has been identified as one of two men killed in an Oakland apartment fire. San Jose Mercury News 3/23/15 Marin Independent Journal 3/23/15 


Research by Professor of Health Education Erik Peper has found that sitting in a slouched position makes it easier to conjure up negative thoughts and memories. My San Antonio 3/23/15


The Metro College Success Program, which helps underrepresented students navigate their first two years of college, received $3 million in funding from the state government. KGO 3/20/15 KTVU 3/20/15 (clip not available online)


Assistant Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel has speculated that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is too conservative to win the Republican party’s 2016 presidential nomination. FiveThirtyEight Politics 3/23/15

 

Professor Emeritus of Economics Ralph Anspach invented a game called Anti-Monopoly as an alternative to the game Monopoly. New York Times 3/20/15 WMAZ 3/22/15 KGMB 3/21/15 (clip not available online) KFXF 3/21/15 (clip not available online)

 

Purchasing experiences rather than material goods results in greater happiness, according to a study by Ryan Howell, associate professor of psychology. KVIA 3/20/15

 

Peter Richardson, lecturer in humanities, is teaching a class on the Grateful Dead at Sonoma State University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Press Democrat 3/20/15

 

Summer session will cost less for most students this year. Post News Group 3/20/15 

 

Alum Anne Adams Helms recalls growing up with father, celebrated photographer Ansel Adams. Monterey Herald 3/22/15 

 

Alum Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, is considered an enigma by some.  Philly.com 3/22/15

  

Alum Keith Sugar, an environmental lawyer and former Santa Cruz mayor, has died. Santa Cruz Sentinel 3/22/15 Chico Enterprise-Record 3/20/15

 

Christopher Crowley has been appointed the Summit County emergency manager. Park Record 3/20/15

 

One of two men killed in an Oakland apartment fire was an SF State alum. San Francisco Chronicle 3/22/15 Chico Enterprise-Record 3/22/15 San Jose Mercury News 3/22/15 Fresno Bee 3/22/15


Keith Bowman has been named the new dean of the College of Science & Engineering. San Francisco Chronicle 3/19/15

 

Purchasing an experience results in greater happiness than buying material goods, according to research by Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell. CNN 3/19/15

 

Rhoda and Richard Goldman Chair of Jewish Studies Eran Kaplan predicts that a new government without a centrist element will come into power in Israel. Real Clear Politics 3/19/15

 

Rhoda and Richard Goldman Chair of Jewish Studies Eran Kaplan said that the results of the Israeli election give Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the leverage to form the cabinet he wants. J Weekly 3/19/15

 

Artist and alum Qinmin Liu wants to create an art installation using 50 gold Apple Watches. San Francisco Chronicle 3/19/15

 

Alum Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran's foreign minister, is considered an enigma by some. Columbia Daily Herald 3/19/15

 

Five members of SF State's speech and debate team will compete in national competitions in March and April. Post News Group 3/19/15

 

A 2013 incident involving the General Union of Palestine Students is cited in a letter to the editor. Washington Times 3/19/15

 

A mother and daughter are recovering after being hit by a car in a crosswalk a few blocks north of SF State. KNTV 3/19/15 (clip not available online)


Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell said that the impulse to shop is, in part, a survival instinct. BBC 3/19/15


Rhoda and Richard Goldman Chair of Jewish Studies Eran Kaplan predicts that a new government without a centrist element will come into power in Israel. American Spectator 3/19/15 San Francisco Chronicle 3/18/15

 

Professor and Director of Labor and Employment Studies John Logan has written a report on labor practices at DHL India that documents employees' fears about engaging in union activity. Freight Week 3/19/15

 

Alum Bob Pasker is a board advisor, investor and founder of tech startups across the country. AlleyWatch 3/19/15

 

Alum Irene Paguio is listed as one of San Francisco's most eligible singles. Business Insider Indonesia 3/19/15

 

Andrew Kalleen, who studied at SF State, has become a prominent voice for buskers in New York City. Brooklyn Daily Eagle 3/18/15

 

Alum Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran's foreign minister, is considered an enigma by some. Yahoo! Finance 3/18/15 Washington Post 3/18/15

 

A student said that upcoming weekend BART closures would cause her to change her plans. San Francisco Chronicle 3/19/15

 

Amy Bell, Jennifer Cheng, Sarah Heady, Lauren Peck and Jill Tomasetti, who met at SF State, have founded Drop Leaf Press, which will publish its first collection of poems on March 20. San Francisco Chronicle 3/18/15

 

Graduate student Sandra Zuniga Ruiz received a scholarship from the Monterey Peninsula Branch of the American Association of University Women. Monterey Herald 3/18/15

 

SF State has been added to a list of universities under investigation for Title IX compliance in connection with sexual violence. Washington Post 3/18/15 


An SF State study measuring the pollination service of San Francisco's native bees found that they supply adequate pollination for the city's agriculture. Bay Nature 3/17/15 San Francisco Public Press 3/17/15


Alum Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran's foreign minister, is considered an enigma by some. Bloomberg 3/17/15 Azernews 3/18/15

 

A scholarship has been established at Clackamas Community College in memory of alum Alan Fibish. Clackamas Review 3/18/15

 

Alum Mike Abela has produced a video overview of the schools in the Sonoma Valley School District. Sonoma Index-Tribune 3/17/15


Keith Bowman, who will become dean of the College of Science & Engineering in July, discusses his plans for the role and the future of STEM education. San Francisco Business Times 3/16/15


SF State summer session fees will be under $200 for students who qualify for state university grants this year. San Francisco Examiner 3/17/15 (clip not available online)

 

Professor and Director of Labor and Employment Studies John Logan has written a report on labor practices at DHL India that documents employees' fears about engaging in union activity. The Loadstar (United Kingdom) 3/17/15  Handy Shipping Guide 3/16/15

 

Professor of Civil Engineering Elahe Enssani expressed concerns that a high-profile gender discrimination lawsuit could subconsciously cause employers not to hire women. Re/code 3/16/15

 

The National Park Service is working with SF State, among others, to measure the success of the restoration of Drakes Estero after the departure of Drakes Bay Oyster Co. Marin Independent Journal 3/16/15

 

Research by Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell has found that spending money on experiences results in greater happiness than spending on material goods. English DBW (China) 3/16/15

 

Alum Matt Black has been named Time Magazine's "Instagram Photographer of the Year." The Star (Malaysia) 3/17/15

 

Alum Greg Morgan has been tapped to lead Wells Fargo's San Francisco market. North Bay Business Journal 3/16/15

 

Alum Joey Pisacane will perform in "Death of a Salesman" with the San Jose Stage Company. Broadway World San Francisco 3/16/15

 

Alum Aaron Aknin has been appointed Assistant City Manager of Redwood City. The Registry 3/16/15

 

Student Nick Pourfard is the founder of Prisma Guitars, making custom guitars out of used skateboards. CBS 3/16/15 http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2015/03/16/sf-state-pourfard-prisma-guitars-skate/

 

A free "Black Health and Healing Summit" will be held by the Rafiki Coalition on March 21 at SF State. KCBS 3/17/15 (clip not available online)

 

Designs for a student recreation and wellness center at SF State make use of energy-efficient materials. GlobeSt. 3/17/15


In an opinion article, Professor Emeritus of Education Mark Phillips writes that there should be at least two student members on every school board. Marin Independent Journal 3/15/15

 

Artist and alum Troung Tran said that the influx of tech workers in San Francisco has made it difficult for artists to afford housing or find gallery space, which could negatively impact the city's culture. Fusion 3/16/15

 

Alum Arthur Dong discusses his latest film, "The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor." Center for Asian American Media 3/13/15


Keith Bowman, chair of mechanical, materials and aerospace engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology, has been appointed dean of the College of Science & Engineering. San Francisco Business Times 3/12/15 Silicon Valley Business Journal 3/12/15 Inside Higher Ed 3/11/15


Professor of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung writes about his experience raising his children in Oakland with the support of his church community. Christianity Today 3/12/15

 

Alum Tim Mullen is the CEO of Pina Zangaro, which designs, manufactures and distributes packaging for high-end commercial and fine-art presentation. San Francisco Business Times 3/13/15

 

Blues musician and alum Joe Louis Walker discusses his music career. News Telegram 3/13/15

 

Filmmaker and alum Arthur Dong's newest film, "The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor," will premiere at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco on March 15. San Francisco Chronicle 3/12/15

 

Three student wrestlers will compete in the NCAA division II wrestling national championships. San Francisco Examiner 3/13/15

 

Ollie Benn has been named executive director of San Francisco Hillel, which serves SF State and several other local campuses. J Weekly 3/12/15

 

Condos and townhouses have sold out in the first set of developments at the Shipyard in Hunters Point, where SF State plans to expand its campus. San Francisco Business Times 3/12/15 Globe St. 3/12/15

 

Graduate researcher Heather Richard is doing research on biofilm, a film of organic cells that colonizes plastic, and its effects on marine life. The Ark 3/11/15 (clip not available online)


A study from the Family Acceptance Project has found that LGBT youth who come out at school report more positive adjustment as young adults. Edge Boston 3/12/15 Edge Providence 3/12/15 Edge San Francisco 3/12/15


Jim Dudley, a lecturer in criminal justice, said that he encountered organized crime involving gaming, prostitution and massage parlors while working as a police officer in San Francisco's Chinatown. Marin Independent Journal 3/12/15 San Jose Mercury News 3/11/15

 

Children may use sugary drinks to ease the stress of parents' divorce, according to a new study by Professor of Psychology Jeff Cookston. University Herald 3/11/15

 

SF State hosts therapy dogs once a month to help students relieve stress. Post News Group 3/11/15

 

Legendary singer and alum Johnny Mathis recalls his experiences as a champion high jumper during his youth and while a student at SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 3/12/15

 

Alum Nancy Cannon has reopened her State Farm office in Thousand Oaks. Thousand Oaks Acorn 3/12/15

 

Indecent exposure incidents were reported on and near campus this week. KRON 3/12/15 (clip not available online)

 

Oscar-nominated filmmaker David Peoples said he gave some of his old film canisters to SF State. Berkeleyside 3/11/15


In a letter to the editor, Lecturer of Anthropology Niccolo Caldararo writes that the destruction of antiquities and ancient sites by ISIS is not unprecedented, as this behavior is well established in the Judeo-Christian tradition. Financial Times 3/11/15

 

Children may use sugary drinks to ease the stress of parents' divorce, according to a new study by Professor of Psychology Jeff Cookston. Il Giornale (Italy) 3/11/15 US. News & World Report 3/10/15 Philly.com 3/10/15 Doctors Lounge 3/10/15

 

Associate Professor of Biology Vance Vredenburg found that a deadly fungus responsible for causing the extinction of more than 200 amphibian species dates back to the 1890s. Nauka w Polsce (Poland) 3/11/15

 

Alum Alexandre Kostolias writes about challenges to economic growth in Brazil in this opinion article. Pravda 3/11/15

 

An open letter to the Iranian government from Senate Republicans related to ongoing negotiations with President Obama was criticized by Iranian foreign minister and alum Mohammad Javad Zarif. The Guardian 3/10/15 Global Security 3/10/15

 

A documentary explores negotiations between Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian foreign minister and alum Mohammad Javad Zarif. CNBC 3/11/15 (clip not available online)

 

Alum Matt Black has been named "2014 Instagram Photographer of the Year" by Time Magazine. Seattle Times 3/10/15

 

Alum Peggy Ussery is retiring after more than 37 years working at the Pacifica Parks, Beaches & Recreation Department. San Jose Mercury News 3/10/15 Marin Independent Journal 3/10/15

 

Alum Shirley Drye will speak about Native American plants of San Pedro Valley Park on March 21. San Jose Mercury News 3/10/15 Marin Independent Journal 3/10/15

 

Alum Dennis Kip Herren is retiring from his position as Auburn School District Superintendent. Auburn Reporter 3/10/15

 

Alum Peter Ratto has been appointed by the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors to the San Mateo County Transit District Board of Directors. Mass Transit 3/10/15


A partnership between SF State and San Francisco City College that creates small learning communities is a candidate for a portion of $50 million in new state funding for innovation at California public colleges. ABC 3/9/15

 

Children may use sugary drinks to ease the stress of parents' divorce, according to a new study by Professor of Psychology Jeff Cookston. East Idaho News 3/9/15

 

An open letter to the Iranian government from Senate Republicans related to ongoing negotiations with President Obama was criticized by Iranian foreign minister and alum Mohammad Javad Zarif. The Fiscal Times 3/10/15 Yahoo! News 3/10/15

 

The ceramics of artist and alum Farraday Newsome will be shown at Clay Art Center in Port Chester, New York, in May. Port Chester Daily Voice 3/10/15


Children may use sugary drinks to help cope with stress triggered by their parents' divorce, according to a study by Professor of Psychology Jeff Cookston. KMBZ 3/9/15 WEIS 3/9/15 WJBD 3/9/15 Medical News Today 3/7/15


Anxiety about advances in gay rights remains strong in the South and non-urban locations, said Marc Stein, Jamie and Phyllis Pasker Professor of History. Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette 3/9/15 Arkansas Online 3/8/15


A partnership between SF State and San Francisco City College to create small learning communities is a candidate for a portion of $50 million in new state funding for innovation at California public colleges. Marin Independent Journal 3/9/15 San Jose Mercury News 3/9/15 Fresno Bee 3/8/15 NBC 3/9/15 (clip not available online)


Stanley Van Dyke and Robert Shenk, curators of SF State's Treganza Anthropology Museum, have documented the oldest house foundation to be discovered in San Bruno. Daily Journal 3/9/15 

 

Research from Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell has shown that living in wealthy neighborhoods can make people more materialistic. Tribun Jambi (Indonesia) 3/8/15

 

An SF State study found that 50 percent of gay couples were having sex outside the relationship with their partners' consent. Salon 3/8/15

 

Professor Emeritus of Economics entered into a legal battle with the makers of the board game Monopoly when he created the game Anti-Monopoly. CSPAN 3/8/15 (clip not available online) Business Insider India 3/7/15 Business Insider Australia 3/7/15 Business Insider 3/6/15

 

African Americans and Latinos, underrepresented in the tech sector, are moving further from job centers as housing prices increase, said Lisa Feldstein, adjunct associate professor of urban studies and planning. Marin Independent Journal 3/7/15 San Jose Mercury News 3/6/15 Contra Costa Times 3/6/15

 

Marc Dollinger, Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair in Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility, will speak at a screening of "American Jerusalem: Jews and the Making of San Francisco" on March 22 in Monterey. The Californian 3/6/15

 

The trend of states passing right-to-work laws is well underway, said John Logan, professor and director of labor and employment studies. Newsmax 3/6/15

 

State Senator Jerry Hill, an alum, was celebrated at an event held by the League of Women voters of Central and North San Mateo County. Daily Journal 3/9/15

 

Photographer and alum Matt Black was named Time magazine's 2014 Instagram Photographer of the Year. News OK 3/9/15

 

SF State alum Spencer Averick, a film editor whose credits include "Selma," is featured in a segment on "Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition." KONG 3/8/15 (clip not available online) KUSI 3/8/15 (clip not available online)

 

Morten Nilssen, manager of a scholarship fund in memory of his daughter, who was killed in Antigua while studying music at SF State, is interviewed. Taos News 3/8/15

 

A student describes her experience with an Internet-based scam. ABC 3/6/15


Professor of Recreation Parks and Tourism Pat Tierney has found that seasonal and part-time hiring at Tahoe ski reports has fallen 27 percent over the last three years, and spending on ski-related services has decreased from $717 million a year to $428 million. Yahoo! Finance 3/6/15; Bloomberg 3/6/15


Research from Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell has shown that living in wealthy neighborhoods can make people more materialistic. Daily Mail 3/6/15


Professor of Jewish Studies Marc Dollinger was interviewed for the film "American Jerusalem: Jews and the Making of San Francisco" and will speak at the film's screening in Monterey later this month. Salinas Californian 3/6/15 

 

Associate Professor of Biology Vance Vredenburg found that a deadly fungus responsible for causing the extinction of more than 200 amphibian species dates back to the 1890s. Science 2.0 3/6/15

 

Alum Melody Stein is co-owner of San Francisco pizza restaurant Mozzeria, which is among the first restaurants in the United States to be owned and operated by a person who is deaf. Fast Company 3/6/15

 

Professor of English Language and Literature Beverly Voloshin was among Bay Area signatories of a full-page ad that in the New York Times and The Hill ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress. j weekly 3/5/15 

 

This article about a rally by students and faculty at City College of San Francisco mentions an SF State alum. SFBay 3/5/15

 

Patti Dallas recalls being a student at SF State in 1965 when her parents, active in the movement to end segregation, called her and asked her to join them in Selma, Alabama. Dayton Daily News 3/5/15

 

SF State alum Spencer Averick, a film editor whose credits include "Selma," is featured in a segment on "Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition." KSAS Witchita 3/6/15 (clip not available online)


SF State is one of several San Francisco colleges and universities that have pledged to participate in UniteSF, a Chamber of Commerce initiative that aims to graduate every public school student in the city. San Francisco Examiner 3/5/15; KCBS 3/4/15 (clip not available online)


Associate Professor of Biology Vance Vredenburg found that a deadly fungus responsible for causing the extinction of more than 200 amphibian species dates back to the 1890s. BrightSurf.com 3/5/15; ScienceCodex 3/4/15; Science Daily 3/4/15; Phys.org 3/4/15


SF State alum Nancy Deeds Resler has released a memoir, "The Last Protégée." Davis Enterprise 3/5/15

 

Children in recently separated or divorced families are more likely to drink sugar-sweetened beverages than those in families where the parents are still married, according to research by Professor and Chair of Psychology Jeff Cookston. BrightSurf.com

 

SF State research has found that 50 percent of gay male relationships are open and that most white couples, regardless of HIV status, do not use condoms. Frontiers Media 3/4/15

 

This opinion piece references SF State research that found that 50 percent of gay couples were having sex outside the relationship with their partner's consent. AlterNet.org 3/4/15

 

Alum and chief technology officer for the California chapter of The Nature Conservancy Matt Merrifield has been named to the advisory board of the Drone World Expo taking place this November in San Jose. Robotics Tomorrow 3/4/15

 

SF State student Dee Ati Muhale participated in a celebration of women, mothers, workers and art that took place in Oakland on Feb. 28. People's World 3/4/15

 

Alum Deborah Devine will adjudicate the California Music Educators Association Region II Choral Festival in Orland later this month. Glenn County Transcript 3/4/15

 

Alum Janet Del Castillo talks about her experience in the Peace Corps. WFLA Tampa Bay 3/4/15 (clip not available online)

 

SF State alum Barbara "Babs" Szabo helped organize "Taking Back Tuesday" an emo-band karaoke event in Los Angeles. LA Weekly 3/4/15

 

The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts was founded in 1977 by SF State students under the name Palmeto Museum. Mission Local 3/4/15; San Francisco Chronicle 3/4/15 


In states with strong disability or medical marijuana laws, employers who penalize marijuana users when they are not impaired could face huge legal and political issues, said Professor of Management John Sullivan. The Atlantic 3/4/15 Yahoo! Finance 3/4/15 Government Executive 3/4/15


William Cochlan, a biology professor based at the Romberg Tiburon Center, studies whether ocean acidification increases or slows the growth rate of phytoplankton. KQED 3/3/15 Environment Guru 3/3/15


Children in recently separated or divorced families are likelier to drink sugar-sweetened beverages than those in families where the parents are still married, according to research from Professor and Chair of Psychology Jeff Cookston. News Medical 3/4/15 Science Newsline 3/4/15 The Siasat Daily 3/4/15 The Hans India 3/4/15 Science Codex 3/3/15 University Herald 3/3/15 Health Canal 3/3/15 Food Manufacturing 3/3/15 Science Daily 3/3/15

 

Feminism is relevant to Native American culture, said Elizabeth Parent, professor emeritus of American Indian studies. Indian Country Today Media Network 3/4/15

 

Ralph Anspach, professor emeritus of economics, created the game Anti-Monopoly because he felt the game Monopoly taught poor values. WESM 3/3/15 WWNO 3/3/15

 

Flutist and alum Janet Somers will play a salon concert in Maurice River on March 15. SNJ Today 3/4/15

 

Artist and alum Optimist's work is being shown at LeQuiVive Gallery in Oakland. East Bay Express 3/4/15


Children in recently separated or divorced families are likelier to drink sugar-sweetened beverages than those in families where the parents are still married, according to research from Professor and Chair of Psychology Jeff Cookston. Medical Xpress 3/3/15


Associate Professor of Sociology Jessica Fields will co-host a seminar titled "Beyond Bullying: Stories of LGBTQ Sexuality in Schools," at the University of North Carolina today. Daily Tar Heel 3/3/15

 

Ralph Anspach, professor emeritus of economics, sued for the right to produce the game "Anti-Monopoly." Colorado Public Radio 3/3/15; Minnesota Public Radio 3/3/15; WNYC 3/3/15

 

SF State photojournalism students are competing in the 2014-15 Hearst Journalism Award Program. Bowling Green Daily News 3/3/15

 

An SF State student is featured in this article about undocumented immigrants from Asia who received a deportation reprieve through the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. New America Media 3/3/15

 

SF State alum Charmain Cohen talks about her "hippie youth" and why her generation did not change the world as much as they expected to. KQED 3/3/15

 

The San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency is exploring expanding service on the M-Oceanview light rail line that serves SF State. The Fifth Estate 3/3/15


In an opinion piece, the decision of Governor Scott Walker to adopt a law making Wisconsin a "Right to Work" state is criticized by John Logan, professor and director of labor and employment studies. The Hill 3/2/15

 

Humanities lecturer Peter Richardson's book "No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead" puts the band in historical context and explains its popularity. Free Lance-Star 3/1/15

 

An interview conducted in October 2013, in which President Les Wong said that he hopes there will be more focus on increasing full-time faculty hires, is rebroadcast. Al Jazeera America 3/1/15 (clip not available online)

 

SF State research found that professionals who frequently engaged in creative hobbies tended to score higher on workplace performance ratings than those who did so occasionally. Tech Cocktail 2/28/15

 

Professor of Political Science Nicole Watts discusses political developments in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Washington Post 2/27/15

 

A 1968 KQED series produced, written and hosted by influential writer Maya Angelou has been made available for the first time in decades by SF State's Bay Area Television Archive. Post News Group 2/27/15

 

Ralph Anspach, professor emeritus of economics, sued for the right to produce the game "Anti-Monopoly." Wall Street Journal 2/27/15

 

Legendary singer and alum Johnny Mathis discusses his career. Pop Matters 3/2/15

 

Filmmaker and alum Meredythe Dee Winter is creating a television series about women in the music industry called "She Rocks the Planet!" Encinitas Advocate 2/28/15

 

Photographer and alum Matt Black was named Time magazine's 2014 Instagram Photographer of the Year. Fresno Bee 2/28/15

 

An alum explains the benefits she experienced by attending community college before transferring to SF State. Pop Sugar 2/27/15

 

Student Shirley Liu was Miss San Francisco Chinatown 2014. San Francisco Examiner 3/1/15

 

Graduate student Caitlin Hernandez was one of the proctors of the Northern California Regional Braille Challenge. San Jose Mercury News 2/28/15 Marin Independent Journal 2/28/15

 

A student's story is used as an example in an article about rising Bay Area housing prices and rent. Oroville Mercury Register 2/27/15

 

In an article about dating violence at universities, SF State is mentioned on a list of campuses where a student has been killed by a romantic partner. Lancaster Online 3/2/15

 

SF State was included on a listing of colleges with the "worst anti-Semitic activity" in 2014 compiled by the David Horowitz Freedom Center. Canada Free Press 3/1/15

 

Two additional suspects have been arrested in connection with the December 2014 murder of an alum. San Jose Mercury News 2/28/15 Sky Valley Chronicle 2/28/15 Santa Cruz Sentinel 2/28/15 The Reporter 2/28/15 Berkeley Daily Planet 2/27/15 Berkeleyside 2/27/15


February

Associate Professor of Sociology Clare Sears talks about her new book, "Arresting Dress: Cross-Dressing, Law, and Fascination in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco," an examination of an 1863 San Francisco law that prohibited appearing in public dressed in clothing of the opposite sex. SF Weekly 2/26/15


Chair of the Department of Sociology and Sexuality Studies Ed McCaughan is interviewed about his book "Art and Social Movements: Cultural Politics in Mexico and Aztlan." Daily Kos 2/27/15

 

Research by the Family Acceptance Project found that LGBT youth who face significant rejection from their family members are more likely to experience depression, attempt suicide, experiment with illegal drugs and contract STDs. Bustle 2/26/15

 

Alum Larry Griggers is the chief executive officer, treasurer and director of Hoosier Hospitality Group and owns five Ruth's Chris Steak Houses. Indianapolis Star 2/27/15

 

Alum Al Martinez, a longtime columnist for the Los Angeles Times, is remembered. Topanga Messenger 2/26/15

 

Members of Oakland-based band Phosphene met while studying at SF State. Oakland Local 2/26/15

 

Alum James Langford was hired as the first African American teacher in Siskiyou County and taught history for 31 years, incorporating discussions of the implications of race in daily life and in history into his classes. Mount Shasta News 2/25/15

 

A student's story is used as an example in an article about rising Bay Area housing prices and rent. Monterey Herald 2/27/15

 

The campus community reacted with surprise to SF State's inclusion on a website listing of colleges with the "worst anti-Semitic activity." NBC Bay Area News 2/26/15 (clip not available online)


The efficacy of the "Cold Shoulder," a calorie-burning device, is tested at SF State by Professor of Kinesiology Matt Lee. KGO-SF 2/26/15 (clip not available online)

WCVB (Boston) 2/26/15 (clip not available online) WWAY (Wilmington) 2/26/15 (clip not available online) WMBB (Panama City) 2/26/15 (clip not available online) WBRZ (Baton Rouge) 2/26/15 (clip not available online) WABG (Greenville) 2/26/15 (clip not available online) WMDT (Salisbury) 2/26/15 (clip not available online) KAVU (Victoria) 2/26/15 (clip not available online) KAIT Jonesboro 2/26/15 (clip not available online) Yahoo News! 2/25/15 Inquisitr 2/25/15 WCFT (Birmingham) 2/25/15 (clip not available online) KAKE (Wichita) 2/25/15 (clip not available online) KLKN (Lincoln) 2/25/15 (clip not available online) WQAD (Davenport) 2/25/15 (clip not available online) WSET (Roanoke) 2/25/15 (clip not available online) WXYZ (Detroit) 2/25/15 (clip not available online) KIFI (Idaho Falls) 2/25/15 (clip not available online) WJRT (Flint) 2/25/15 (clip not available online) WNEP (Wilkes-Barre) 2/25/15 (clip not available online) KRDO (Colorado Springs) 2/25/15 (clip not available online) WZVN (Fort Myers) 2/25/15 (clip not available online) KLKN (Lincoln) 2/25/15 (clip not available online)

 

Former San Francisco mayor and alum Willie Brown challenged Richmond's African American youth to believe in their potential at an event organized by the nonprofit For Richmond. Richmond Standard 2/25/15

 

Alum Amy Alexander writes about the decline of the African American population in San Francisco. SF Weekly 2/25/15

 

Adjunct professors at SF State participated in National Adjunct Walkout Day on Feb. 25. Inside Higher Ed 2/26/15 https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/02/26/adjuncts-deem-national-walkout-day-success

 

S.I. Hayakawa's notoriety as SF State's president is cited as being a reason he was able to win a Senate race. Napa Valley Register 2/26/15

 

Former President S.I. Hayakawa was the oldest first-time elected freshman senator in recent decades, sworn in at age 70. Vox 2/26/15

 

An online fundraising campaign has been created for the family of the SF State student and his father who died in a fishing accident on Feb. 17. San Francisco Examiner 2/26/15

 

The campus community reacted with surprise to SF State's inclusion on a website's listing of colleges with the "worst anti-Semitic activity."  KNTV 2/25/15

 

SF State is included on a listing of colleges with the "worst anti-Semitic activity" in 2014 compiled by the David Horowitz Freedom Center. J Space News 2/25/15 Newsmax 2/25/15 Arutz Sheva 2/25/15

 

Planning for expanded service on the Muni M Line serving SF State and Parkmerced is cited as an example of a real estate developer successfully partnering with a public transit agency. Science Daily 2/25/15 News Wise 2/25/15


Posture has a strong influence on one's mood, according to a study by Professor of Health Education Erik Peper. Inquisitr 2/25/15

 

An opinion piece by Professor and Director of Labor and Employment Studies John Logan about opposition to the National Labor Relations Board's election rules is criticized. The Hill 2/25/15

 

It is beneficial for both teachers and students for gender and sex topics to be discussed in all classes, said Associate Professor of Sociology Jessica Fields. WNPR 2/24/15

 

The Lysander Piano Trio will perform as part of the Morrison Artists Series on March 15. Examiner 2/24/15

 

Alum Clyde Curley discusses his new book "A Cup of Hemlock." The Bellingham Herald 2/25/15

 

Alum Karen O'Reilly has taught kindergarten at St. Finn Barr School for 30 years. Catholic San Francisco 2/25/15

 

Alum Nancy Marquez-Suarez has been recognized for public service as a Liberty Union High School Graduate of Distinction. Chico Enterprise-Record 2/24/15

 

S.I. Hayakawa's notoriety as SF State's president is cited as being a reason he was able to win a Senate race. Fort-Bragg Advocate-News 2/25/15

 

SF State is included on a listing of colleges with the "worst anti-Semitic activity" in 2014 compiled by the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a conservative think-tank. The Jewish Daily Forward 2/24/15 St. Louis Jewish Light 2/24/15 Shalom Life 2/24/15


Despite the death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah last month, the country remains strong and united, said Associate Professor of History Maziar Behrooz. Mint Press News 2/24/15

 

SF State is included on a listing of colleges with the "worst anti-Semitic activity" in 2014 compiled by the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a conservative think-tank. Orlando Sentinel 2/24/15

 

Alum and author Kelly Corrigan discusses her childhood and her career. Philadelphia Inquirer 2/24/15

 

Alum Ventura Rodriguez is a candidate for superintendent of schools in Salem, Massachusetts. The Salem News 2/23/15

 

Landscape designer and alum Robert McDonald has been named as the alternate member of the City of Sonoma Planning Commission. Sonoma Valley Sun 2/23/15

 

Peace activist and alum Rembert "Remmy" Kingsley died on Feb. 5. Marin Independent Journal 2/23/15

 

An attempted robbery occurred on campus early Saturday morning. KRON 2/23/15 (clip not available online)

 

Two suspects have been arrested in the shooting death of an SF State alum. San Jose Mercury News 2/23/15 Patch 2/23/15 The Reporter 2/23/15 Marin Independent Journal 2/23/15


Cynthia Gomez, director of the Health Equity Institute, discusses the ethnic, economic and social inequities that lead to poor health. KTEP 2/22/15


Ralph Anspach, professor emeritus of economics, sued for the right to produce the game "Anti-Monopoly." WBUR 2/21/15

 

A common position between Egypt and Qatar in fighting ISIS will not be forthcoming, said Professor of International Relations Lucia Volk. International Business Times 2/20/15

 

A criminal justice lecturer used the grand jury transcript in the Ferguson case and unedited footage of Eric Garner's fatal arrest in Staten Island to teach his students about the importance of original source material in drawing conclusions about a nationally publicized incident. Washington Post 2/20/15

 

Spending money on experiences can create more lasting contentment than purchasing goods, according to SF State research. Pop Sugar 2/20/15

 

Alum Lindsay Sullivan is curator at the Jefferson County Museum. Herald Mail 2/22/15

 

Alum Kathy Ostram recalls interviewing guitarist Sam Andrew of Big Brother & the Holding Company when she was a student journalist at SF State. Digital Journal 2/21/15

 

Alum Christopher Collins competed on Season 8 of "Project Runway." San Francisco Chronicle 2/20/15

 

SF State is cited as the first university to establish a black studies program. Harvard Political Review 2/22/15

 

Two suspects have been arrested in the shooting death of an SF State alum. San Francisco Chronicle 2/20/15

 

A boater who died in a fishing accident on Feb. 17 was an SF State student. SFist 2/20/15


The number of men receiving Ph.D.s in science, technology, engineering and mathematics has decreased, said Provost Sue Rosser. The Scientist 2/20/15

 

Research from the Family Acceptance Project has found that LGBT youth who come out at school have higher self-esteem and lower levels of depression as young adults. Washington Blade 2/20/15

 

A study by Associate Professor of Psychology Ezequiel Morsella has found that the stream of consciousness is more susceptible to outside influence than had previously been proven. State of Mind (Italy) 2/20/15

 

SF State research has found that having upright posture with the chin lifted slightly aids memory. De Morgen (Germany) 2/19/15

 

Alum Kenya Armbrister is one of the 100 finalists to participate in the Mars One project, a privately funded space voyage with the goal of sending 24 humans to Mars. San Francisco Examiner 2/20/15

 

Alum Mike Raffety is retiring from his position as the editor of the Mountain Democrat. Village Life 2/19/15

 

For her master's thesis in education, student Judith Zemel studied local parents' needs for Jewish education in the Bay Area. J Weekly 2/19/15

 

Congressman John Lewis, a leader of the civil rights movement, spoke at SF State on Feb. 18. KGO-AM 2/19/15 (clip not available online)


SF State research has found that hunching over makes it easier to recall negative memories. Fast Company 2/19/15

 

When restrictions on off-shore production of clothing were lifted, companies moved their manufacturing to countries without a minimum wage or child labor laws, causing consumers to lose contact with how and where clothes are made, said Connie Ulasewicz, associate professor of consumer and family studies. Triple Pundit 2/19/15

 

A group of community activists has kicked off an awareness campaign about sea-level change, said Heidi Nutters, of the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve at SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 2/18/15

 

A longstanding labor dispute that interrupted operations at West Coast ports has badly affected ports and it could taken one to two months to recover, said John Logan, professor and director of labor and employment studies. Vice News 2/18/15

 

A study by Associate Professor of Psychology Ezequiel Morsella has found that the stream of consciousness is more susceptible to outside influence than had previously been proven. Post News Group 2/18/15

 

A campaign is underway to rename the South Berkeley Branch Library in honor of civil rights activist and alum Tarea Hall Pittman. Inside Bay Area 2/18/15 San Jose Mercury News 2/18/15 Marin Independent Journal 2/18/15

 

SF State is participating in the Troops to Technology Workforce Development Initiative, which helps service members and vets develop highly specialized skills. The Independent 2/19/15

 

Nigerian author Okey Ndibe spoke at SF State during a California tour. Monterey County Weekly 2/18/15

 

In an article about Menlo College ending its football program, SF State is cited as another local college that does not have a football team. Inside Bay Area 2/18/15 San Jose Mercury News 2/18/15 Marin Independent Journal 2/18/15

 

SF State is among U.S. colleges to commit to divest from fossil fuel companies. Noozhawk 2/18/15


Provost Sue Rosser expressed skepticism about a recent study on the "leaky pipeline" in science and technology fields. Inside Higher Ed 2/18/15


A study by Associate Professor of Psychology Ezequiel Morsella has found that the stream of consciousness is more susceptible to outside influence than had previously been proven. Psych Central 2/17/15

 

Alum Tracey Hawkins has been elected an alternate district director for the Wine Institute. Record-Bee 2/18/15

 

Two alums, Mario DeCaro and Dorene Basuino, will be inducted into the Pacifica Sports Hall of Fame. San Jose Mercury News 2/17/15

 

Congressman John Lewis, a leader in the civil rights movement, will speak at SF State on Feb. 18. ABC News 2/17/15 Apple Insider 2/17/15 Cult of Mac 2/17/15 KGO SF 2/17/15 (clip not available online)

 

An SF State professor of art will be one of the judges for the stARTup Art Fair to take place in May. San Francisco Chronicle 2/17/15

 

A student and his father died in a fishing accident on Feb. 16. NBC 2/17/15 (clip not available online) KRON 2/17/15 (clip not available online) KTVU 2/17/15 (clip not available online)

 

SF State hosted an event on human trafficking. KCRA 2/17/15 (clip not available online)


In an opinion article, John Logan, professor and chair of labor and employment studies, writes about challenges to the National Labor Relations Board by conservatives. The Hill 2/17/15

 

Policies are not in place at some schools to protect all students, said Caitlin Ryan, director of the Family Acceptance Project. Stuff (New Zealand) 2/17/15

 

Supervisor Malia Cohen discusses plans to expand SF State's campus to the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood. KRON 2/15/15 (clip not available online)

 

Alum Lita Wallach received the Susan B. Anthony Award by the San Joaquin County Commission on the Status of Women for her work as the president of the board of the Women's Center Youth and Family Services. Lodi News-Sentinel 2/16/15

 

Actor and alum Peter Coyote is interviewed about being accepted to SF State in the 1960s. CNN 2/16/15 (clip not available online)

 

A reporting project by SF State students on the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan is cited as an example of "restorative journalism." Chronicle of Philanthropy 2/17/15


Policies are not in place at some schools to protect all students, said Caitlin Ryan, director of the Family Acceptance Project. Daily Life (Australia) 2/16/15

 

In an opinion article, Professor Emeritus of Education Mark Phillips writes that adolescents should see the movie "Boyhood," despite its R rating. Marin Independent Journal 2/15/15

 

Youth who keep their LGBT identity a secret are more prone to depression, suicidal behavior, illegal drug use and risk for HIV, said Caitlin Ryan of the Family Acceptance Project. Curve 2/15/15

 

Several faculty members have signed an open letter to Congress suggesting that the No Child Left Behind Law be rewritten, saying that they strongly urge departing from test-focused reforms. Washington Post 2/14/15

 

Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies Rabab Abdulhadi will participate in a panel at Cal State San Bernadino on Feb. 17 titled "From Ferguson to Palestine: Repression, Violence and Resistance." Redlands Daily Facts 2/14/15 The Sun 2/13/15

 

"Blacks, Blues, Black!", a 1968 KQED series written and produced by Maya Angelou, has been digitized and made available by SF State's Bay Area Television Archive. KQED 2/13/15

 

Personalized or precision medicine allows for the ability to predict disease before symptoms even begin, said Chair and Professor of Biology Michael Goldman. BioQuick News 1/30/15

 

Alum Robert Green worked on civil rights issues with Martin Luther King, Jr. and continues to work in education at age 81. Las Vegas Review-Journal 2/14/15

 

Two alums, Grace Hsu and Sophia Tse, are running for at-large seats on the Cerritos City Council. Press Telegram 2/14/15

 

Alum Autris Paige will depict the life of singer, actor and political activist Paul Robeson in a free African American History Month program on Feb. 21 in Berkeley. Contra Costa Times 2/13/15


A new SF State study has found that native bees are able to provide adequate pollination service in San Francisco, despite the urban setting. Science Codex 2/12/15 E Science News 2/12/15


Assistant Professor of Art Michael Arcega is one of six individuals selected for the Artist in Residence Program at Recology San Francisco. Post News Group 2/12/15

 

Professor of Sociology Allen LeBlanc is studying the effects of shared minority stress on same-sex couples. Oggiscienza (Italy) 2/4/15

 

Alum Linda Romano is opening a music venue in Half Moon Bay. Half Moon Bay Review 2/12/15

 

Alum Simon Chiu has been appointed president of Saint Francis High School in Mountain View. Marin Independent Journal 2/12/15 San Jose Mercury News 2/12/15

 

Ethnomusicologist and alum Jonathan Overby is host and executive producer of Wisconsin Public Radio's "Higher Ground" program, which celebrates music with African roots. Wisconsin Gazette 2/12/15

 

Alum Nicole Bald owns Lavish, a stationery and gift story on Hayes Street in San Francisco. Hoodline 2/12/15


A study by Associate Professor of Psychology Ezequiel Morsella found that the stream of consciousness can be controlled by outside influences -- even against our will. New Scientist 2/13/15


A new SF State study shows that native bees are able to provide adequate pollination service in San Francisco. Phys.org 2/12/15

 

A study of data from the Family Acceptance Project indicates that LGBT youth who come out in middle or high school are happier than those who wait. Red Orbit 2/12/15 U.S. News & World Report 2/11/15  Health Day 2/11/15 Science World Report 2/11/15 Medical Daily 2/11/15 The Health Cast 2/11/15

 

Assistant Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel argues that Scott Walker, governor of Wisconsin and possible 2016 presidential contender, is further to the right ideologically than any of the previous six Republican presidential nominees. Mother Jones 2/11/15 Bustle 2/12/15 Free Republic 2/12/15 

 

SF State ranked 202nd on a listing of top American public universities. The Business Journals 2/12/15


A new study by the Family Acceptance Project indicates that LGBT youth who come out in middle or high school are happier than those who wait. Medical News Today 2/11/15 Capital OTC 2/11/15 The Mirror Daily 2/11/15 Reuters 2/10/15 Yahoo! News 2/10/15 MTV 2/10/15 Futurity 2/10/15 Bright Surf 2/10/15

 

Ericka Erickson left the Marin County Planning Commission to teach at SF State, where she is a lecturer in social work. Marin Independent Journal 2/10/15

 

Research from SF State has found that an estimated 40 percent of the homeless youth population has become homeless after coming out to their parents about their sexuality. CBS Miami 2/10/15

 

Alums Anayvette Martinez and Marilyn Holinquest created the Radical Brownies, a social justice sisterhood for girl-identified children of color. East Bay Express 2/11/15

 

Filmmaker and alum Scott Christopherson has been invited to premiere his documentary "Peace Officer" at the SXSW Film Festival. Forbes 2/10/15

 

Alum Christopher Bente has been named supervising GIS planner in the Sacramento office of Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global infrastructure, strategic consulting, engineering and program/construction management organization. Directions Magazine 2/10/15

 

The story of how alum Mike Perez met his wife Chris is shared. Pacifica Tribune 2/10/15

 

Student Kristin Abad is featured in a street-style column. San Francisco Chronicle 2/10/15 Houston Chronicle 2/10/15

 

In an opinion article, Matt Haney, the vice president of the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education, writes that local students, including graduates of public schools, SF State and City College of San Francisco, are not adequately prepared for information technology jobs. San Francisco Chronicle 2/10/15


A new study by the Family Acceptance Project indicates that LGBT youth who come out in middle or high school are happier than those who wait. Logo TV 2/9/15 Science Newsline 2/10/15 Seventeen 2/9/15 Web Wire 2/9/15 Medical Xpress 2/9/15


Associate Professor of Theatre Arts Barbara Damashek is a Tony-nominated director and longtime fixture in the Bay Area theater scene. San Jose Mercury News 2/9/15 Monterey Herald 2/9/15 Chico Enterprise-Record 2/9/15


Studies show that requiring adolescents to keep their LGBT identities secret is associated with depression, suicidal behavior, illegal drug use and HIV risk, said Caitlin Ryan of the Family Acceptance Project. Frontiers Media 2/9/15

 

The film "The Other Barrio," based on a short story by Professor of Latina/o Studies Alejandro Murguia, premieres at the San Francisco Independent Film Festival. The Portrero View 2/15 

 

Legendary recording artist and alum Johnny Mathis recalls his childhood in San Francisco, attending SF State and deciding between trying out for the Olympics and pursuing a music career. CBS 2/9/15

 

When corporations that are affected by ballot initiatives give to the ballot initiative process, they do so out of rational self-interest, said Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman. Moyers & Company 2/9/15

 

Alum Jan Ellison, the author of "A Small Indiscretion," is interviewed. Alice 97.3 2/9/15

 

Alum John Baier is the owner of Oceanic Yachts, a boat dealership. Marin Independent Journal 2/9/15

 

In an editorial, the idea of having unisex bathrooms in public places is supported; the idea is attributed to student Liana Derus, who proposed it as part of Supervisor Mark Farrell's scholarship program ReImagineSF. San Francisco Examiner 2/10/15

 

Archive footage showing African American community leaders in Bayview-Hunters Point supporting the 1968 SF State student strike is featured. KQED 2/10/15


Professor of Meteorology John Monteverdi said that, in order to make accurate forecasts, more observations of the structure of "atmospheric rivers," which bring massive amounts of moisture, are required. CBS News 2/9/15 KDFX 2/8/15 (clip not available online)

 

When corporations give to the ballot initiative process, they do so out of rational self-interest, said Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman. All Gov 2/9/15

 

Research by Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell has shown that spending money on experiences can bring more happiness than purchasing material goods. Learning Sohu 2/8/15

 

Caitlin Ryan, director of the Family Acceptance Project, is one of the nominees for grand marshal of San Francisco's 2015 Pride Parade. Edge San Francisco 2/7/15 Edge Boston 2/7/15 Edge Providence 2/7/15 

 

Professor of Meteorology John Monteverdi said that recent heavy rains will help with but not end the drought. 10News 2/6/15

 

Kathy Martinez, the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy,and an SF State alum, discusses the persistent barriers to employment for people with disabilities and how technology is creating new possibilities. Federal News Radio 2/6/15

 

Alum Kristin Candella, executive director of Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity, discusses her career. Coloradoan 2/6/15

 

Nature photographer and alum Lanaya Deily's art is featured in the exhibit "From the Highway" at the Wailoa Center in Hilo, Hawaii. West Hawaii Today 2/6/15 

 

A sexual assault was reported on the SF State campus on Feb. 5. Sing Tao USA 2/6/15


Associate Professor of Asian American Studies Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales said that it is important to show solidarity in the fight to bring back ethnic studies classes in Arizona. ABS CBN News 2/6/15

 

Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies John-Carlos Perea writes about Native American Music in the Winter 2015 issue of Great Plains Quarterly. Project Muse 2/6/15

 

Humanities lecturer Peter Richardson's new book "No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead" is reviewed. Boston Globe 2/5/15

 

Student Chandler Leighton made it to "Hollywood Week" on the TV show "American Idol." Bethel Sun Journal 2/5/15

 

SF State's top contributors are listed. San Francisco Business Times 2/6/15

 

A sexual assault was reported on the SF State campus on Feb. 5. San Jose Mercury News 2/6/15 The Reporter 2/6/15 San Francisco Chronicle 2/5/15 KPIX 2/5/15  ABC7 2/5/15 KTVU 2/5/15 NBC Bay Area 2/5/15 San Francisco Appeal 2/5/15 KRXI 2/5/15 (clip not available online) KCBA 2/5/15 (clip not available online) KQET 2/5/15 (clip not available online) KNTV 2/5/15 (clip not available online) KCBS Radio 2/5/15 (clip not available) KGO-SF 2/5/15 (clip not available online) KOFY 2/5/15 (clip not available)  KGO-SF 2/5/15 (clip not available online)

 

The murder of an SF State student by her ex-boyfriend is cited in an article about a murder-suicide at the University of South Carolina on Feb. 5. Inside Higher Ed 2/6/15


In a guest column, President Les Wong writes about the need to sustain economic growth and develop a highly skilled workforce in the Bay Area. San Francisco Examiner 2/5/15


When businesses donate to the ballot initiative process, they do so out of rational self-interest, said Joe Tuman, professor of communication studies. Time 2/5/15 Yahoo News 2/5/15


Caitlin Ryan of the Family Acceptance Project is one of the nominees for Community Grand Marshal for San Francisco's 2015 Pride Celebration and Parade. Bay Area Reporter 2/5/15

 

Alums Chet and Sharon Brenneise are members of the Stockton Chorale. Stockton Record 2/4/15

 

Student Chandler Leighton made it to "Hollywood Week" on the TV show "American Idol." Oxford Hills Sun Journal 2/5/15

 

An SF State student asks for legal advice regarding drinking at fraternities. San Francisco Examiner 2/5/15

 

A sexual assault has been reported on the SF State campus. San Francisco Examiner 2/5/15

 

SF State's 2015 Commencement will be held at AT&T Park. Post News Group 2/4/15 

 

SF State offers housing options based on gender-identity regardless of biological sex. San Diego Gay & Lesbian News 2/4/15


Many city and state agencies look to SF State for its research talent, and the University is becoming known for graduates who find innovative and creative ways to apply new knowledge to solve problems, said President Les Wong. United Hemispheres Dossier 2/15


Research by Associate Professor of Psychology Ezequiel Morsella has found that the stream of consciousness is more susceptible to external stimuli than previously proven. Business Standard 2/4/15 Psych Central 2/4/15 Knoxville Times 2/4/15 Science Newsline 2/4/15 The New Indian Express 2/4/15 Vancouver Desi 2/4/15 Zee News 2/4/15 New Kerala 2/4/15 Wirtschafts Woche (Germany) 2/4/15 Machines Like Us 2/3/15


Zombees (bees that have been parasitized by small flies), which were discovered by Professor of Biology John Hafernik, are featured in the Oakland Museum's new exhibit "Bees: Tiny Insect, Big Impact," which runs until Sept. 30. Oakland Local 2/3/15


Davey D, a lecturer in Africana studies, is featured in "Da Cotton Pickas," a documentary that explores the legacy of sharecropping, which debuts this week. East Bay Express 2/4/15

 

A new book by Humanities Lecturer Peter Richardson, "No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead," examines the band's lasting appeal. Monterey Herald 2/3/15

 

Caitlin Ryan of the Family Acceptance Project is one of the nominees for Community Grand Marshal for San Francisco's 2015 Pride Celebration and Parade. LGBT Weekly 2/3/15

 

Alum Melba Pattillo Beals, one of the Little Rock Nine, spoke at the University of the Pacific on Feb. 3 about her experiences leading the way for desegregation in schools. Stockton Record 2/4/15


President Les Wong has been appointed to the board of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. DC Inno 2/3/15

 

Research by Associate Professor of Psychology Ezequiel Morsella has found that the stream of consciousness is more susceptible to external stimuli than previously proven. Medical Xpress 2/3/15

 

Ralph Anspach, professor emeritus of economics, invented the game "Anti-Monopoly." Slate 2/3/15

 

Minority stress experienced by same-sex couples can be understood differently than individual stress and can have negative impacts on health, according to research by Professor of Sociology Allen LeBlanc. Medical News Today 2/3/15

 

A new book by Humanities Lecturer Peter Richardson, "No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead," examines the band's lasting appeal. San Jose Mercury News 2/2/15

 

Stan Goldberg, professor emeritus of communicative diseases, writes about caregiving for patients with dementia or Alzheimer's. Examiner.com 2/2/15

 

Assistant Professor of Journalism Sachi Cunningham shares photographs of surfers taken in the water at Ocean Beach. The Inertia 1/28/15

 

Actor, activist and alum Danny Glover stars in the new film "Supremacy." Sacramento Bee 2/2/15

 

Alum Matthew Deville has joined the Stockton police department. Stockton Record 2/2/15

 

SF State offers housing options based on gender-identity regardless of biological sex. Fusion 2/3/15


Zombie and other horror films contain hidden "cultural artifacts," similar to an archaeological site, said Aaron Kerner, associate professor of cinema. KTVU News 1/30/15


Humanities Lecturer Peter Richardson discusses his new book, "No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead," which examines the band's lasting appeal. KCBS 2/1/15 (clip not available online)

 

Director of the Family Acceptance Project Caitlin Ryan said that a new study of LGBT youth demonstrates the ongoing need for support from family members. Philadelphia Inquirer 2/2/15

 

Minority stress experienced by same-sex couples can be understood differently than individual stress and can have negative impacts on health, according to research by Health Equity Institute Professor of Sociology Allen LeBlanc. Bangalore Mirror 2/1/15 News Medical 1/31/15 Science World Report 1/30/15 University Herald 1/30/15 Science Code 1/30/15

 

Bainbridge Arts & Crafts is displaying the work of late jewelry-maker and alum Joan Judge. Bainbridge Island Review 1/31/15 

 

Alum Andrew Ly and his family, owners of Sugar Bowl Bakery, have been named Business Family of the Year by the Hayward Chamber of Commerce. San Jose Mercury News 1/30/15

 

Actor, activist and alum Danny Glover delivered the keynote lecture at the Rhode Island School of Design's Martin Luther King Jr. series on Jan. 30. Providence Journal 1/30/15

 

Alum Olivia Martinez has announced that she will leave the board of the Sequoia Union High School District. The Almanac 1/30/15

 

In an opinion piece, student Vinny Fausone discusses the storylines that the media has created around the Super Bowl. American News Report 1/31/15

 

SF State has divested its portfolio of fossil fuel stock. Standard Speaker 2/1/15 


January

Research by Professor of Health Education Erik Peper suggests that poor posture is a significant contributor to decreased energy levels and depression. Fast Company 1/30/15


Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel posits that Tea Party candidates will eventually unite around Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin in the 2016 presidential election. Vox 1/30/15


Humanities Lecturer Peter Richardson discusses his new book, "No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead," which examines the band's lasting appeal. KQED Forum 1/29/15


The Alexander String Quartet will perform on Feb. 1 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Key West, Florida. Keys Infonet 1/30/15

 

Rodel Rodis recalls his experiences as a student protester and later moving to San Francisco and teaching Philippine history and political science at SF State. Inquirer (Philippines) 1/30/15

 

Minority stress experienced by same-sex couples can be understood differently than individual stress, according to research by Health Equity Institute Professor of Sociology Allen LeBlanc. Medical Xpress 1/30/15

 

Hobbies outside of work can have a positive influence on performance in the workplace, according to research by Assistant Professor of Psychology Kevin Eschleman. Business Spotlight (Germany) 1/30/15

 

About half of startup acquisition deals fail, with key talent leaving or the technology going nowhere, said Professor of Management John Sullivan. CIO 1/29/15

 

Wade Nobles, professor emeritus of Africana studies, was a keynote speaker at the Afrikan Black Coalition's 2015 Conference at UC Irvine. L.A. Watts Times 1/29/15

 

Professor of Political Science James Martel, editor of "How Not to be Governed: Readings and Interpretations from a Critical Anarchist Left," discusses the possibilities of a society without central government. KOPB (Portland) 1/29/15 (clip not available online)

 

Jonathan Young, a biology graduate student, has been working with the Presidio Trust since 2012 to rehabilitate Mountain Lake in San Francisco's Presidio. Bay Nature 1/30/15

 

SF State has an exchange agreement with the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Jamaica. The Gleaner (Jamaica) 1/30/15


Humanities lecturer Peter Richardson discusses his new book "No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead." KCBS Radio 1/28/15


The dynamics of the natural world can be enjoyed by being a careful observer and looking at the smaller details rather than thinking only of the big picture, said Professor of Biology John Hafernik. Bay Nature 1/28/15


SF State has introduced larger, more wheelchair-accessible shuttle buses. San Francisco Examiner 1/29/15

 

Professor of Management John Sullivan will speak at the TLNT High Performance Workforce Summit in May. TLNT 1/28/15

 

Stan Goldberg, professor emeritus in communicative disorders, volunteers at a local hospice and has written the books "Lessons for the Living: Stories for Gratitude, Forgiveness and Courage" and "Leaning into Sharp Points." Marin Scope 1/28/15

 

Phyllis Diebenkorn, who taught psychology at SF State and was the wife and muse of painter Richard Diebenkorn, has died. San Francisco Chronicle 1/28/15

 

Singer-songwriter and alum Aireene Espiritu will perform at Matt Denny's in Arcadia on Feb. 3. Pasadena Weekly 1/29/15

 

Alum Marjorie Sturm's film "The Cult of JT LeRoy" will screen at SF IndieFest, which runs from Feb. 5 to 19. San Francisco Chronicle 1/28/15

 

Filmmaker and alum Brian Garcia teaches documentary production at a middle school and is launching a video production program at an elementary school. Morgan Hill Times 1/28/15

 

A study by the San Francisco Public Press, research for which was done by student Jeffrey Thorsby, found that PTA program service expenditures, socioeconomic factors and district budget allocations had a significant correlation with San Francisco Unified School District elementary test scores. San Francisco Public Press 1/28/15

 

Bay Area residents considering making their hobby into a full-time job can consider pursuing additional education at SF State. KPIX 1/28/15 (clip not available online)

 

The Paul K. Longmore Institute at San Francisco State University is one of the organizers of Superfest, an international disability film festival, which is accepting submissions for this year's festival. SF Weekly 1/28/15

 

A Student Involvement and Representation Fee was adopted by the CSU Board of Trustees, to be implemented at CSU campuses including SF State. Long Beach Post 1/28/15


In an opinion piece, Professor of International Relations Mahmood Monshipouri writes that the late King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia will have a mixed legacy. Tehran Times 1/28/15

 

Several SF State faculty members have signed an open letter to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan urging him to withdraw proposed 2015 teacher preparation regulations. Washington Post 1/28/15

 

Research by Associate Professor of Marketing Minu Kumar found that aesthetics rather than functional concerns are more responsible for feelings of brand loyalty among car consumers. iAfrica 1/28/15 MSN (New Zealand) 1/27/15

 

Marcia Raggio, a professor in the Communicative Disorders Program and an SF State alum, has been reappointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. Pacifica Tribune 1/27/15

 

An exhibition of the artwork of alum Steve Johnson, titled "Self and Other," will be presented at Coker College's Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery in Hartsville, South Carolina, from Feb 2 to 27. Hartsville News Journal 1/27/15

 

Alum Kevin McPheeters has been elected to the role of Vice President of the Board for the Bucks County Association of Realtors in New Jersey. Hunterdon County Democrat 1/27/15

 

Writer, musician and alum Matt Saincome launched a humor website about punk music last year. East Bay Express 1/28/15

 

Research by grad student Laura Melroy, a researcher at the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, suggests that sea stars in the San Francisco Bay Area are being driven out of their traditional habitats by climate change. The Ark 1/21/15 (clip not available online)


In an opinion piece, John Logan, professor and director of labor and employment studies, writes that the Department of Transportation should not grant low-cost airline Norwegian Air International a foreign air carrier permit to fly to the United States. The Hill 1/27/15

 

Research by Associate Professor of Marketing Minu Kumar found that aesthetics rather than functional concerns are more responsible for feelings of brand loyalty among car consumers. CTV News 1/27/15 Malaysian Insider 1/27/15

 

Children's book author and alum Lynn E. Hazen discusses her work. Mission Local 1/26/15

 

Alum Dan Wall, a longtime government lobbyist, has died. Sacramento Bee 1/26/15

 

On an episode of the quiz show "Who Wants to Be a Millionare?" the FogCam on the SF State campus is said to be the world's longest running webcam. WWJ-DET (Detroit) 1/27/15 (clip not available online) WFTV (Orlando) 1/26/15 (clip not available online) WHOI (Peoria) 1/26/15 (clip not available online) WMAR (Baltimore) 1/26/15 (clip not available online) KCAU (Sioux City) (clip not available online) Peachtree TV (Atlanta) 1/26/15 (clip not available online) WABC (New York) (clip not available online) WOIO (Cleveland) 1/26/15 (clip not available online) WBAY (Green Bay) 1/26/15 (clip not available online) KWQC (Davenport) 1/26/15 (clip not available online) KXII (Sherman) 1/26/15 (clip not available online) WILX (Lansing) 1/26/15 (clip not available online) KTNV (Las Vegas) 1/26/15 (clip not available online) 


Professor of Management John Sullivan says that most companies are moving away from systems that require job applicants to fill out lengthy online forms. New York Times 1/24/15


Professor of Political Science James Martel, editor of "How Not to be Governed: Readings and Interpretations from a Critical Anarchist Left," discusses the possibilities of a society without central government. KALW 1/23/15


SF State's 2015 Commencement exercises will be held at AT&T Park on May 22. SF Weekly 1/26/15 San Francisco Business Times 1/23/15 KTVU 1/23/15 (clip not available online)

 

Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Kim Komenich has joined SF State as an assistant professor of photojournalism. Poynter 1/26/15 NPPA 1/23/15

 

An SF State study found that "experiential products" like books or sporting equipment can provide the same happiness boosts as experiences. Tech Cocktail 1/26/15

 

Influential dancer Chitresh Das, who created the first university-accredited kathak course in the United States at SF State, has died. New York Times 1/25/15

 

Ann Robertson, lecturer of philosophy, criticizes Senator Elizabeth Warren's keynote speech at an AFL-CIO summit. Global Research 1/25/15

 

Marketers tend to believe that online searches for brand names are a good indicator of the products consumers plan to buy, but a study co-authored by Assistant Professor of Marketing Sina Damangir suggests that marketers should also look at search trends for product features, which can reveal changes in consumer preferences. Product Design & Development 1/23/15

 

Ericka Erickson has left her seat on the Marin County Planning Commission to teach at SF State. Marin Independent Journal 1/23/15

 

Actor and alum Peter Coyote recalls attending SF State in 1960s, in the midst of hippie culture. CNN 1/26/15 (clip not available online)

 

Alum Catherine Mahrholz recalls being a student at SF State during the campus protests of 1968. The Mountain Jackpot (Colorado) 1/25/15

 

Alum Carl Watanabe, station manager of Capital Public Radio, recounts how he became interested in jazz while a student at SF State. Capital Public Radio 1/25/15

 

In an opinion piece, the writer argues that renowned singer and alum Johnny Mathis should be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Albany Herald 1/24/15

 

San Francisco's FogCam is said to be the world's longest running webcam. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? KTVD (Denver) 1/26/15 (clip not available online)

 

The National Weather Service considered placing its Bay Area Doppler radar at SF State. San Jose Mercury News 1/24/15

 

The Monday Night PlayGround series at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, which features readings of short new plays, originated at SF State. Inside Bay Area 1/23/15  Contra Costa Times 1/23/15


In an opinion piece, Professor of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Nina Roberts writes that urban parks often fall short of their potential to provide safe and healthy gathering places for a community. San Francisco Examiner 1/23/15


Professor of Management John Sullivan explains tactics for leading a successful job interview, such as preparing strategic questions, reducing the candidate's stress and making the process fun. Harvard Business Review 1/23/15


By working together to wipe out debts, couples can reduce their shared stress and find a greater level of satisfaction that they might anticipate, said Assistant Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell. Yahoo! Finance 1/23/15 U.S. & World Report 1/22/15


Saudi policies about the peace process, Iran and oil issues are not likely to change dramatically after the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, said Associate Professor of History Maziar Behrooz. Sputnik 1/23/15

 

Professor of Biology Jonathon Stillman and graduate student Eric Armstrong describe the opportunities provided by next-generation sequencing, a new tool that makes it possible to analyze enormous numbers of short pieces of DNA very quickly. Terra Daily 1/23/15 BioOptics World 1/22/15 Genome Web 1/22/15

 

Marketers tend to believe that online searches for brand names are a good indicator of the products consumers plan to buy, but a study co-authored by Assistant Professor of Marketing Sina Damangir suggests that marketers should also look at search trends for product features, which can reveal changes in consumer preferences. Jewish Business News 1/22/15

 

The TV show "Transparent," for which actor and alum Jeffrey Tambor won a best actor Golden Globe this month, has been nominated for a Media Award by GLAAD. San Francisco Examiner 1/22/15

 

Alum Eric Goldbrener, one of the hosts of a weekly podcast called "(Is It) Good for the Jews?", formed the Zionist Student Body while attending SF State. J Weekly 1/22/15

 

Nordic Voices, an a cappella ensemble, will perform at SF State on Feb. 20 as part of the Morrison Artists Series. Examiner.com 1/22/15 

 

The parents of Ali Rezaian, a journalist who is incarcerated in Iran's Evin Prison, met while students at SF State. The Daily Beast 1/23/15


Betty Medsger, former chair of SF State's journalism department, recalls her experience breaking a domestic spying scandal as a reporter for the Washington Post. Pasadena Weekly 1/22/15

 

Humanities Lecturer Peter Richardson, whose book "No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead" came out this week, will speak on Jan. 21 at Booksmith in San Francisco and Jan. 28 at Book Passage Corte Madera. 7x7 1/21/15

 

Manfred Wolf, professor emeritus of English, discusses his new memoir "Survival in Paradise: Sketches from a Refugee Life in Curacao." KQED Forum 1/21/15

 

While popular belief among marketers is that online searches for brand names are a good indicator of which products consumers plan to buy, a study co-authored by Assistant Professor of Marketing Sina Damangir suggests that marketers should also look at search trends for product features, which can reveal changes in consumer preferences. Electronic Component News 1/21/15 Science Newsline 1/21/15 Bright Surf 1/21/15

 

In an article to be published in the March issue of BioScience, Professor of Biology Jonathon Stillman and graduate student Eric Armstrong describe the opportunities provided by next-generation sequencing, a new tool that makes it possible to analyze enormous numbers of short pieces of DNA very quickly. Science Newsline 1/21/15 Science Daily 1/21/15

 

DNA analysis for a study of the rediscovery of two frog populations in Costa Rica was performed by the lab of Associate Professor of Biology Vance Vredenburg. Mongabay 1/21/15 

 

Celebrated writer and alum Ernest Gaines recalls his childhood and writing career. The Root 1/22/15

 

Actor, activist and alum Danny Glover discusses current events on the show "The Global African."  The Real News 1/22/15

 

Alum Lynne Richardson has been appointed executive director of Historic Deepwood Estate. Statesman Journal 1/22/15

 

Alum Tina Olson has been named the finance director for the city of Pleasanton. Pleasanton Weekly 1/22/15

 

Alum Spencer Averick was the editor for the film "Selma." WSYT (Syracuse) 1/22/15 (clip not available online)

 

Actor, activist and alum Danny Glover will discuss the history of the U.S. 10th Cavalry Regiment at the Buffalo Soldiers Museum in Tacoma on Jan. 25. Northwest Military 1/21/15 

 

Alum Hernan Gutierrez teaches Mexican American Studies at Alisal High School in Salinas. The Californian 1/21/15

 

Video director and alum Israel Ramos is the creative director of Hungrie Ones, a Mission District production collective. San Francisco Chronicle 1/21/15 Mission Local 1/21/15

 

Alum Joanna Pulido writes about the difficulty of graduating from college in four years, describing how the structure of playing for the soccer team and participating in the Educational Opportunity Program helped her stay on track to graduate. New America Media 1/21/15

 

Alum Jennifer Gray is the director of Linda Mar Education Center. The Reporter 1/21/15

 

Alum Lisa Harris, principal of Sts. Peter and Paul School, is one of nine principals in the country to receive the 2015 Distinguished Principal Award from the National Catholic Educational Association. Catholic San Francisco 1/21/15

 

Alum Arthur "Art" Chaboya, who taught physical education for nearly 30 years, died on Jan. 3. San Jose Mercury News 1/21/15

 

Student Wazi Davis said that protest tactics used during the civil rights movement were "all about disruption."  Houston Style 1/22/15


Participating in an after-work hobby has a measurable impact on workplace performance, according to research by Assistant Professor of Psychology Kevin Eschleman. Fast Company 1/21/15


The decision by Google to give companies 90 days to fix a software flaw before exposing it to the public helps preserve trust, said Denise Kleinrichert, associate professor of management and ethics. San Jose Mercury News 1/20/15


Humanities Lecturer Peter Richardson's new book "No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead" explores the band's popularity and significance. KUT (Austin) 1/20/15 (clip not available online) WDET (Detroit) 1/20/15 (clip not available online) WDDE (Philadelphia) 1/20/15 (clip not available online) WBFO (Buffalo) 1/20/15 (clip not available online) WBUR (Boston) 1/20/15 (clip not available online)

 

Ray Ward Ragle, a master of the woodcut medium who taught at SF State, died on Dec. 11. San Francisco Chronicle 1/20/15

 

Ted Curry, drama director at St. Ignatius College Preparatory, who studied at SF State, always double casts plays. Catholic San Francisco 1/21/15

 

Actor and alum Danny Glover says that poet Amiri Baraka, who he met while a student at SF State, influenced him to embrace black art. New York Daily News 1/20/15 

 

Alum Jennifer Gray is the director of Linda Mar Education Center. San Jose Mercury News 1/20/15

 

Cañada College offers a bachelor's of science degree in nursing through SF State. San Mateo Daily Journal 1/21/15


Ericka Erickson is leaving her position as associate director of the Marin County Grassroots Leadership Network to become a lecturer in social work at SF State. Marin Independent Journal 1/17/15

 

SF State research has shown that children's body temperatures can increase up to five times faster than adults'. Detroit Free Press 1/16/15

 

While SF State encourages students to vote, it makes efforts to avoid appearing partisan, said Jared Giarrusso, associate director of community relations. Washington Monthly 1/16/15

 

Actor, activist and alum Danny Glover was the keynote speaker at the #BlackWorkersMatter summit in New Orleans. Times-Picayune 1/19/15

 

Alum Bambini Mary Venetucci, who taught at the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind for 30 years, has died. The Colorado Springs Gazette 1/19/15

 

Filmmaker and alum Moin Kahn will present "Rediscovering Pakistan - The Untold Tale," a documentary about his motorcycle journey through Pakistan, at the Art Theatre of Long Beach on Jan. 24. The Grunion Gazette 1/19/15

 

Alum John Baier, a sailor and marine business owner, will participate in the San Francisco Boat Show, which kicks off this week. Marin Independent Journal 1/18/15

 

Photographer and alum Doug Menuez has published "Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985-2000." Top Tech News 1/18/15 CIO Today 1/18/15 Mobile Tech Today 1/18/15

 

Alum Stuart Fisk will receive the Kerry Stoner Award from the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force in honor of his commitment to caring for patients with HIV and AIDS. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 1/18/15

 

Artist Carolyn Caldwell, who studied at SF State, is donating part of the proceeds from a series of paintings to the Prickly Pear Land Trust. Helena Independent Record 1/17/15

 

Alum Eric Louie and his father Daniel, who have sold San Francisco Chronicle weekend editions for 27 years, will no longer sell the paper after it has terminated agreements with hawker contractors. SFBay 1/17/15

 

Alum Leslie Gache has founded Live in Style Concierge, a lifestyle management company in Ojai. Ventura County Star 1/17/15

 

Student Wazi Davis says that protesters are incorporating historical tactics employed during the civil rights movement that are "all about disruption." Daily Times (Nigeria) 1/20/15 Chicago Sun-Times 1/19/15 Orange County Register 1/18/15 The Boston Globe 1/18/15 Minneapolis Star Tribune 1/17/15 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 1/17/15 Times Union 1/17/15 New York Times 1/17/15

 

Student Faraz Tajik participated in a seminar at West Valley College that allowed students to simulate police confrontations from the point of view of an officer. San Jose Mercury News 1/16/15

 

The contents of the Sutro Library were previously held in portable buildings on the SF State campus. San Francisco Chronicle 1/18/15


Biologists are interested in learning more about how crustaceans and insects, now believed to share a common ancestry, came to be such divergent organisms, said Professor of Biology Jonathon Stillman. Science 1/16/15


A new book by Lecturer of Humanities Peter Richardson, "No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead," explores, in part, the time the band spent in Marin. Marin Independent Journal 1/15/15


Research by Assistant Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell has shown that spending money on experiences results in greater happiness than spending on material goods. Ingenjorskarriar (Sweden) 1/16/15

 

Marc Dollinger, Richard and Rhoda Goldman chair in Jewish studies and social responsibility, will moderate a panel discussion between three leaders in the Jewish community who converted to Judaism. J Weekly 1/15/15

 

According to SF State researchers, a child's body temperature can increase up to five times faster than an adult's. Lansing State Journal 1/16/15 Arizona Republic 1/15/15

 

Film editor and alum Spencer Averick discusses the process of editing "Selma." KSAS 1/16/15 (clip not available online)

 

Photographer, actor, writer and musician Steven Spehar, an alum, writes about his month-long residency at Nola Studiola. NolaVie 1/16/15

 

Alum Billye Brown was selected by the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce Education Committee as a recipient of the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Education Award for 2014-15. Marin Independent Journal 1/15/15 Bloomberg Businessweek 1/15/15

 

Alum Matt Kavanaugh has been named the new manager of the San Rafael Pacifics minor league baseball team. Marin Independent Journal 1/15/15

 

Alum Renny Pritikin has been chief curator of San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum since April 2014. J Weekly 1/15/15

 

The art nouveau collection of alum Louis Daniel Brodsky will be auctioned on Feb. 22 at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago. Ladue News 1/15/15

 

Alum Karen Ethier and her husband, David, maintain an active volunteer schedule during their retirement. The Union Democrat 1/15/15


SF State encourages students to vote but remains careful to avoid the impression of favoring any specific campaigns, issues or candidates, said Jared Giarrusso, associate director of community relations. U.S. News & World Report 1/15/15

 

In this opinion piece, Rodel Rodis, who taught at SF State, criticizes the participation of clergy in a lavish wedding between two famous Philippine actors. The Inquirer (Philippines) 1/15/15

 

Vivian Nestel, who worked at SF State's library, has been chosen as Artist of the Month by the Red Bluff Art Association. Red Bluff Daily News 1/15/15

 

Mourad Lahlou, who studied at SF State and is chef/owner of Michelin-starred restaurant Aziza, is opening a new restaurant at 140 New Montgomery Street in San Francisco. Haute Living 1/15/15

 

Alum Jesus Sanchez has joined San Diego Pride as the organization's volunteer manager. San Diego Gay and Lesbian News 1/14/15

 

Student Lauren Ponder participated in the poetry reading "Jewish Poets -- Jewish Voices." San Diego Jewish World 1/14/15


Despite the growing diversity in California classrooms, minorities' experiences are often left out of lesson plans, said Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales, associate professor of Asian American studies. The Reporter 1/14/15 Monterey Herald 1/13/15 San Jose Mercury News 1/13/15


Professor of Computer Science Rahul Singh has developed software that quantitatively assesses the impact of a drug on the schistosomiasis parasite, with the goal of aiding drug discovery for the disease affecting more than 200 million people worldwide. News Medical 1/14/15 Science Daily 1/13/15 Health Canal 1/13/15 Science Newsline 1/13/15 Medical Xpress 1/13/15


Mark Phillips, professor emeritus of education, has written that the Tamalpais Union High School District is facing a leadership problem. Marin Independent Journal 1/13/15 

 

Jonathan Bendich, who teaches music through SF State's College of Extended Learning, recalls growing up around intellectuals who were invited to his home by his father, attorney Albert Bendich, who has died. San Francisco Chronicle 1/1/3/15 

 

Dancer and educator Chitresh Das, who established the first accredited Kathak course in the United States at SF State, has died. The Hindu 1/14/15

 

Alum Jesus Sanchez has joined San Diego Pride as the organization's Volunteer Manager. San Diego LGBT Weekly 1/13/15

 

Alum Al Martinez, a columnist for the Los Angeles Times for more than 30 years, has died. San Francisco Chronicle 1/13/15 Reading Eagle 1/13/15 Westside Today 1/13/15

 

An amendment to the city's health code, which ends the requirement that gas stations provide separate toilet facilities for men and women and was proposed by SF State junior Liana Derus, was approved on Tuesday. San Francisco Examiner 1/14/15


At the winter meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Stephen Kane, professor of physics and astronomy, discussed Venus-like planets, saying that as many as 45 percent of sun-like stars could host an exo-Venus. National Geographic 1/12/15


Ethnic studies courses allow students to learn about themselves, their heritage and their community's history, which can help them address current issues, said Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales, associate professor of Asian American studies. Santa Cruz Sentinel 1/12/15


Professor of Cinema Joseph McBride will present films by Orson Welles at Film Forum in New York for their Welles retrospective, continuing through Feb. 3. Sag Harbor Express 1/11/15


In an opinion piece, Mahmood Monshipouri, professor of international relations, writes about how Iranian-Saudi relations have changed and how they might continue to develop. Tehran Times 1/13/15

 

After alum Jeffrey Tambor won a Golden Globe award for his role as a transgender woman on the TV show "Transparent," the New York Times mistakenly described his character as a transgender man, then issued a correction. San Francisco Examiner 1/13/15

 

Dancer and educator Chitresh Das, who established the first accredited Kathak course in the United States at SF State, has died. The Asian Age 1/13/15 

 

Alum Al Martinez, a columnist for the Los Angeles Times for more than 30 years, died on Jan. 12. Los Angeles Times 1/12/15


Jan Millsapps, professor of cinema, is one of the candidates to join the Dutch nonprofit venture Mars One on a voyage to Mars planned to occur by 2025. Deccan Herald (India) 1/12/15

 

An SF State study found that employees with hobbies tend to be more creative in their job functions and supportive of coworkers. The Star (Malaysia) 1/11/15

 

In this opinion piece, Mark Phillips, professor emeritus of education, writes that the Tamalpais Union High School District is facing a leadership problem. Marin Independent Journal 1/10/15

 

A study by the Family Acceptance Project found that LGBT youth who are rejected by their families are more likely to attempt suicide and experience depression. Catholic Register 1/9/15

 

Alum Paul Mabray is the creator of VinTank, a social media monitoring and data distribution platform for the wine industry. Grape Collective 1/11/15

 

Alum Trian Nguyen, an associate professor of art and visual culture at Bates College, collaborated with art collector Barry Kitnick on the exhibition "How to Make the Universe Right: The Art of the Shaman in Vietnam and South China," which will be on display at UC Santa Barbara's AD&A Museum from Jan. 17 through May 1. Noozhawk 1/11/15

 

Textile artist and alum Carol Brown discusses her career. Columbia Daily Tribune 1/11/15

 

Actor, writer and musician Peter Coyote, an SF State alum, will perform on Jan. 29 at the Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom, Calif. Broadway World 1/9/15

 

Indian classical dance master Chitresh Das, who founded the first accredited Kathak dance course in the United States at SF State, has died. The Reporter 1/9/15

 

The Taos Chamber Music Group will present a world premiere composition commissioned with the support of the Nina Elizabeth Nilssen Scholarship Fund, which was created in memory of an SF State student. The Taos News 1/10/15

 

SF State was considered as a location for the National Weather Service's main Doppler radar for the greater Bay Area, which ended up being placed in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Santa Cruz Sentinel 1/9/15


Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto said it is difficult to know when you are being lied to, but lists some of the signs as the speaker trying to change the subject or making facial expressions that don't match what he or she is saying. Prevention 1/7/15


Parents who reject their LGBT child believe they are helping their child fit in and teaching morally correct behavior, but this rejection is actually related to serious health risks, according to Caitlin Ryan of the Family Acceptance Project. BuzzFeed News 1/9/15

 

In 2012, SF State researchers determined that the primary reason 10 percent of software development projects fail -- and 50 percent are late or go over budget -- is a lack of communication, organization and teamwork. App Developer Magazine 1/8/15

 

Alum Doug Menuez has published a book of photographs titled "Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985-2000." The Reporter 1/9/15

 

Writer and alum Kirk Dooley recalls being offered a position as a writer for the show "Dallas" by his friend Mary Ann Smith, whose home was the setting for some of the show's episodes. Dallas Morning News 1/9/15 

 

Former state Assemblyman and alum Tom Ammiano has joined the Palm Center, an independent think tank based at SF State, as a government relations consultant. Bay Area Reporter 1/8/15

 

Legendary singer and alum Johnny Mathis is currently on a nationwide tour. Elmore Magazine 1/8/15

 

Poet Janice Mirikitani, who attended SF State, will give a reading at UCLA on Jan. 15. Rafu Shimpo 1/8/15

 

Russ Thomas, who attended SF State, worked as a construction project manager in Somalia. The Union Democrat 1/8/15

 

Psychologist and lawyer Demosthenes Lorandos, an SF State alum, answers questions about parental alienation. Legal News 1/8/15

 

The funeral for Rev. Richard Mandoli, a Catholic priest and SF State alum who was killed in a car crash, was held on Jan. 8. NBC Bay Area 1/7/15

 

Student Lauren Ponder will participate in a poetry reading in the Astor Judaica Library of the Lawrence Family JCC in La Jolla, Calif. San Diego Jewish World 1/8/15


Caitlin Ryan of the Family Acceptance Project explains how her work has shown that families can learn to support LGBT youth when they are provided with guidance and services that resonate for them, including education presented in the context of cultural and religious values. The Washington Post 1/7/15


In an opinion piece, Sophie Clavier, associate professor and chair of the Department of International Relations, writes about the implications of the attack at a Paris newspaper. San Francisco Chronicle 1/7/15


Jassen Todorov, professor of violin, will be the featured soloist at the 20th annual "Mozart in Napa Valley" concert on Jan. 11. Napa Valley Register 1/7/15

 

Research by Caitlin Ryan of the Family Acceptance Project shows that LGBT youth who receive negative feedback from family are more likely to attempt suicide, experience depression and use drugs. Falls Church News-Press 1/7/15

 

Alum Peter Maass was elected mayor of Albany in a Jan. 5 vote by the City Council. Contra Costa Times 1/7/15

 

Artist and educator Jose Babauta, an SF State alum, has died. Guam Pacific Daily News 1/8/15


Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman invested $8,000 of his own money in his campaign for Oakland mayor. San Francisco Chronicle 1/7/15

 

Indian classical dance master Chitresh Das, who established the first university-accredited Kathak course at SF State, has died. San Jose Mercury News 1/7/15 Contra Costa Times 1/7/15 Marin Independent Journal 1/6/15 The American Bazaar 1/6/15

 

A study by Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell found that, while people assume that purchasing material goods creates better value for money, they actually derive more value from spending on experiences. Cape Talk (South Africa) 1/7/15

 

Peter Richardson, a lecturer in humanities, taught a class on the Grateful Dead through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. KALW 1/6/15

 

Alum Edgar Parker III is a recent graduate of the San Francisco Police Academy. Inquirer (Philippines) 1/7/15

 

Alum Sheryl Ross is an equine photographer and amateur dressage rider. The Chronicle of the Horse 1/7/15

 

Alum Doug Menuez has released a book of photographs titled "Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985-2000." San Jose Mercury News 1/6/15


Job seekers should focus on their searches early in the calendar year when recruiters are more available and there is less competition, according to Professor of Management John Sullivan. CIO 1/6/15 Infoworld 1/6/15 Network World 1/6/15


Research by the Family Acceptance Project, helmed by Caitlin Ryan, has found that LGBTQ youth who are rejected by their families are more likely to attempt suicide, experience depression and use illegal drugs. Dame 1/5/15

 

Influential Kathak dancer and educator Chitresh Das, who established the first university-accredited Kathak course at SF State, has died. NBC News 1/6/15 KQED 1/5/15 San Francisco Chronicle 1/5/15

 

Psychologist and lawyer Demosthenes Lorandos, an SF State alum, wrote the book "Parental Alienation: The Handbook for Mental Health and Legal Professionals." Legal News 1/6/15

 

Poet and alum Mary McMillan, a former poet laureate of Lake County, will give a reading on Jan. 9 at the Riviera Common Grounds Coffee House in Kelseyville, Calif. Lake County News 1/5/15

 

Jenna Sandell, who studied at SF State, teaches Practical American Buddhism at the Dharma Center in Ocean Beach, Calif. Epoch Times 1/5/15

 

Rev. Richard Mandoli, a priest at a San Jose-based Catholic monastery and SF State alum, was killed in a car accident on Jan. 4. San Jose Mercury News 1/5/15 NBC Bay Area 1/5/15 Inside Bay Area 1/5/15


Research by Professor of Health Education Erik Peper has shown that sitting up straight can result in an increase in energy and positivity. Business Insider 1/5/15 

 

Professor of Music Roger Woodward discusses his early memories of becoming interested in music and his celebrated career. Sydney Morning Herald 1/4/15 

 

Influential Kathak dancer and educator Chitresh Das, who formed the first university-accredited Kathak course at SF State, has died. San Francisco Chronicle 1/4/15 

 

A poem by Maxine Chernoff, professor and chair of the creative writing program, is considered. Traverse City Record Eagle 1/3/15

 

Music writer and alum Ben Fong-Torres writes about his childhood love of radio. San Francisco Chronicle 1/2/15 

 

Artist and alum Diane Jacobs will present an exhibition titled "(ex)change" at the Bush Barn Art Center in Salem, Oregon, opening on Jan. 16. Statesman Journal 1/3/15 

 

The Nina Elizabeth Nilssen Scholarship Fund, established in memory of an SF State student, is underwriting a commission for the Taos Chamber Music Group, to be performed Jan. 10 and 11. Albuquerque Journal 1/4/15

 

An SF State student comments on the city's minimum wage. Minneapolis Star Tribune 1/3/15


The Family Acceptance Project provides assistance to families of LGBT youth to help them work toward understanding and acceptance. CNN 1/2/15 WPTZ 1/1/15 FOX News 12/30/14


Discussing the SF State expansion to Hunters Point, President Leslie Wong said that the University wants to offer students technical skills that can aid their employment in the technology and biotech fields; additional plans will likely be announced in January. San Francisco Business Times 12/29/14 San Francisco Examiner 12/28/14


Pamela Wolfberg, professor of special education and communicative disorders, discusses her work on social inclusion for children with autism. Autism Daily Newscast 12/25/14


Professor of Gerontology Brian de Vries describes the unique challenges faced by aging LGBT individuals, who may find themselves outside of traditional family structures. WBUR (Boston) 1/2/15

 

Rita Takahashi, professor of social work, was part of an unsuccessful protest against the inclusion of the "Japanese American Creed" as part of the Memorial to Japanese American Patriotism in World War II. Nichi Bei Weekly 1/1/15

 

Renowned cellist Laszlo Varga, who taught cello and chamber music at SF State, has died. Globe and Mail 1/1/15

 

Chinosole, professor emeritus and former chair of the women's studies department, died on Oct. 4. San Francisco Bay View 1/1/15 San Francisco Bay View 12/30/14 

 

John Logan, professor and director of labor and employment studies, writes about possible legislative and regulatory developments in 2015. The Hill 12/31/14

 

Professor of Gerontology Brian de Vries calls friends "disenfranchised grievers," asserting that the grief over the death of a friend is not acknowledged to the same extent as family members' mourning. Psychology Today 12/31/14

 

Research by Professor of Health Education Erik Peper shows that sitting up straight can lead to an increase in energy and positive thoughts. Entrepreneur 12/30/14

 

James Mackey, professor emeritus of biology, has spoken on a variety of subjects and led nature hikes at the San Pedro Valley Park visitor center. San Jose Mercury News 12/30/14

 

According to studies by Caitlin Ryan of the Family Acceptance Project, LGBT youth with a high degree of family rejection face increased risks of depression and other mental illnesses. Nashville Scene 12/30/14

 

Automobile consumers' brand loyalty is based more on aesthetics than functionality. Express (Belgium) 12/29/14

 

DNA analysis for a study about the rediscovery of populations of the South Pacific streamside frog was completed at the Vrendenberg Lab at SF State. Epoch Times 12/26/14

 

While meditation may appear relaxing, it requires mental intention and application of awareness, according to Adam Burke, director of the Institute for Holistic Health Studies. Yahoo! Health 12/25/14

 

According to a study by SF State researchers, spending money on experiences rather than material goods yields greater satisfaction. Psychology Today 12/23/14

 

Photographer and alum Doug Menuez has published a book of rare early photos of Steve Jobs and others tech leaders titled "Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985-2000." San Jose Mercury News 1/2/15

 

Alum Ed Barberini will assume the position of San Bruno Chief of Police on Jan. 5. San Mateo County Times 1/2/15

 

Artist and alum Josie Iselin will present an exhibition of photographs of seaweed at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. Lompoc Record 1/2/15 New Times SLO 12/30/14

 

The mini-series "Olive Kitteridge," directed by alum and filmmaker Lisa Cholodenko, has been nominated for a Golden Globe for best television series. J Weekly 12/31/14

 

Alum Margarita Donnelly, co-founder of Calyx, an independent feminist press, died on Dec. 24. Corvallis Gazette-Times 12/31/14

 

Alum Greg Shine is chief ranger and historian at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site with the U.S. National Park Service. Greensburg Daily News 12/31/14

 

Alum Douglas Ohm has been named glass studio specialist at Salem County College. South Jersey Times 12/30/14

 

Alum James Kass, founder of Youth Speaks, a nonprofit that teaches creative writing to teens, was nominated for the San Francisco Chronicle's Visionary of the Year Award, which honors leaders who strive to make the world a better place through innovative business models and practices. San Francisco Chronicle 12/30/14 

 

The number of elderly homeless people in the Bay Area is increasing, and includes Yolande Cole, who attended SF State. Contra Costa Times 12/30/14

 

Alum Tommy Gong will be sworn in as the new San Luis Obispo County clerk-recorder on Jan. 5. The Tribune (San Luis Obispo) 12/29/14

 

Alum and poet Dawn Lundy Martin writes about her childhood and her relationship with activist Angela Davis. The New Yorker 12/26/14

 

A scholarship fund has been created at Skyline High School to honor alum Tony Fardella, who coached football at the school from 1969 to 1986. Oroville Mercury Register 12/24/14

 

Actor and alum Mike McShane is appearing in the musical "Assassins" at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London. BBC Radio 12/24/14

 

Alum Lawrence Ngai is a new code enforcement officer for Pacifica. Chico Enterprise-Record 12/23/14 

 

Original manager of the Grateful Dead Rock Scully, who attended SF State, died on Dec. 16. Monterey Herald 12/23/14

 

Three of the four members of indie rock band Edwards Crossing are SF State students. Monterey County Weekly 1/1/15

 

Student Gerardo Valencia plays the character of Bernardo in "West Side Story," which will be presented at the Las Lomas High School theater from Jan. 16 - 31. Contra Costa Times 12/31/14

 

SF State alum Kamahl Middleton, chief marketing officer of an energy-drink company, was shot and killed in Berkeley. San Francisco Chronicle 12/31/14 KPIX 1/1/15 (clip not available online)

 

SF State nursing students will visit Antigua, Guatemala in January to perform health assessments for people without access to medical care. The Daily Journal 12/29/14

 

Biologist Shayle Matsuda was the 2014 recipient of the California State University Trustees Award, the highest distinction within the CSU system. The Rafu Shimpo 12/29/14

 

Student and musician Sarah Wright is featured in a documentary about blind teens. The Cambrian 12/29/14

 

Student Caroline Nguyen, who is working on a documentary about human trafficking, has been named as an influential resident of Orange County by the Orange County Register. Nguoi Viet (Vietnam) 12/28/14

 

Student Latonia Williams, who was previously homeless and addicted to drugs, is now pursuing a degree in social work. San Francisco Examiner 12/28/14

 

Some graduates of San Quentin's Prison University Project, the largest on-site college-in-prison program among California state prisons, go on to study at SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 12/27/14

 

Student Alexandra Collins-Lee and her family distribute gift bags to the homeless each year on Christmas. Half Moon Bay Review 12/26/14

 

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Hector Tobar wrote for El Tecolote, a publication that grew out of a course at SF State. Latin Post 1/1/15

 

An opinion article about free speech on college campuses mentions a 2006 SF State incident involving the flags of Hamas and Hezbollah. The Jerusalem Post 12/31/14    

 

The coursework at the Bay Area Teacher Training Institute is sanctioned by SF State. Contra Costa Times 12/31/14

 

An SF State student comments on the city's minimum wage. Bloomberg 12/30/14

 

A home invasion robbery occurred at a residence near SF State; no injuries were reported. San Francisco Chronicle 12/29/14 NBC 12/29/14 CBS 12/29/14 ABC 12/29/14 KRON 12/29/14 KTVU 12/29/14 SF Weekly 12/29/14 KQET 12/29/14 (clip not available online) KCBA 12/29/14 (clip not available online) KNTV 12/29/14 (clip not available online) KGO 12/29/14 (clip not available online)

 

California Institute of the Arts is reducing its investments in fossil fuel stocks, following a trend set by other colleges including SF State. SCV News 12/25/14 


 

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