SF State in the News 2016

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


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April

Jo Volkert, interim vice president of student affairs, is quoted in a piece about the struggle for students to find housing at San Francisco-area universities and colleges. KQED 4/28/16

Subodh Bhat, professor of marketing, comments on the use of controversial advertising and branding tactics pertaining to the "Dump Trump" petition. San Francisco Chronicle 4/28/16

This article refers to a presentation by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat that was disrupted by protestors. Inside Higher Ed 4/29/16

This clip mentions that the opera "Alcina" will be performed this weekend at SF State's McKenna Theatre. KQED-FM 4/29/16 (clip not available online)


Maziar Behrooz, associate professor of history, discusses the military-economic aspects of the alliance between Iran and Russia. Zee News 4/28/16

"The Watermelon Woman," a 1996 film by Cheryl Dunye, assistant professor of cinema, has been restored and digitally remastered for worldwide release and will be screened at the Castro Theatre during the San Francisco International Film Festival. The Bay Area Reporter 4/28/16

In this op-ed, Nina Roberts, professor of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, discusses her research on the impact of off-leash dogs at Golden Gate National Recreational Area. The San Francisco Examiner 4/28/16

Sally Miller Gearhart, emeritus faculty member, became the first open lesbian in the country to receive a tenure-track faculty position and is the recipient of the Heritage of Pride, Pride Freedom Award during the 2016 San Francisco LGBT Pride parade. The Bay Area Reporter 4/28/16 

Caitlin Ryan, director of SF State's Family Acceptance Project, discussed the importance of supporting LGBTQ students at the "Let's Talk" symposium in Stockton.Record.net 4/27/16 

David Matsumoto, professor of psychology, discusses tactics to spot a lie. Columbia Daily Tribune 4/27/16

Mahmood Monshipouri, professor of international relations, wrote this article about U.S.-Saudi relations. Tehran Times 4/27/16

Alum William Sievert is a Bay Area artist. The Independent 4/28/16

Alum and photographer Colleen Mullins contributed a photo essay about canopy loss in New Orleans to Oxford American magazine. Oxford American Spring 2016 

Susan Courey, associate professor of special education and communication disorders, developed a math lesson that has students tap out a beat. Minnesota Public Radio 4/27/16

This story references an on-campus altercation that was caught on video. The Blaze 4/28/16 

SF State tuition is mentioned. Counter Punch 4/28/16

 


Maziar Behrooz, associate professor of history, discusses the military-economic aspects of the alliance between Iran and Russia. The Japan Times 4/27/16 

Susan Courey, associate professor of special education and communication disorders, developed a math lesson that has students tap out a beat. The Columbian 4/27/16 

Yassen Todorov, professor of music, will perform with the Millersville University Orchestra. Lancaster Online 4/26/16

Cristina Azocar, professor and chair of the Department of Journalism, comments on the number of women who hold management positions in the journalism field. Miami Herald 4/26/16

Cheryl Dunye, assistant professor of cinema, has been named a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation 2016 Fellow. Chronicle of Higher Education 4/24/16

Neil Cohen, lecturer in marketing, discusses the soft drink industry's use of five-second commercials. KNK-AM 4/26/16 (clip not available online)

Alum Fran Mires is a bilingual television producer with Al-Hurra. Asharq Al-Awsat 4/27/16 

Alum Ivar Satero, chief operating officer of the San Francisco International Airport, has been named director by Mayor Ed Lee. The Daily Journal 4/27/16; San Francisco Business Times 4/26/16

Alum Luis Alberto Mier owns La Canasta restaurant in San Francisco's Cow Hollow neighborhood.  Hoodline 4/26/16

Alum Judy Potter is profiled in this article. Del Norte Triplicate 4/26/16 


Trevor Getz, professor of history, is interviewed about a new app based on his graphic novel "Abina and the Important Men." KCBS-AM 4/24/16 (clip not available online)

Ray F. Tadio, associate professor of theatre and dance, will adjudicate the student choreography showcase at Hope College. Holland Sentinel 4/24/16

Dee Spencer, chair of the Department of Music, discusses the impact of artist and performer Prince on music and culture. KCBA (Fox) 4/22/16 (clip not available online)

Alum Laura Garroway Myers has been named principal of Tamalpais Valley Elementary School. Marin Independent Journal 4/24/16 

Student Kona Melissa Kawai is a Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival princess. The Rafu Shimpo 4/24/16 

A study conducted by SF State researchers found that about half of gay couples are in open relationships. Alternet 4/20/16


David Matsumoto, professor of psychology, discusses tactics to spot a lie. Gulf News 4/22/16 

A cookbook by Catriona Rueda Esquibel, associate professor in the College of Ethnic Studies, is reviewed. Los Angeles Times 4/22/16

Dee Spencer, chair of the Department of Music, discusses the impact of artist and performer Prince on music and culture. San Francisco Examiner 4/21/16; KCBA (Fox) 4/22/16, 4/21/16; KTVU-SF (Fox) 4/21/16; KRXI (Fox) 4/21/16 (clips not available online)

Associated Students Vice President of External Affairs Naeemah Charles comments on a new SF State fee, overwhelmingly approved via a student referendum last month, which paves the way for unlimited Muni use and a 25 percent BART discount for trips starting or ending at the Daly City stop. KQED 4/21/16; The Mercury News 4/22/16 

Former SF State student and musician Chris Braun comments on the new biopic about musician Miles Davis. Ross Valley Reporter 4/21/16

San Francisco State is mentioned among several CSU campuses in this story about Zika-fighting drones. Paradise Post 4/22/16

SF State researchers have found that the inside of a car can reach 115 degrees in an hour when it is hotter than 70 degrees outside. NBC Washington 4/21/16

SF State students initiated an anti-Islamophobia demonstration at UC Riverside as part of a day of action to protest police brutality. Press Enterprise 4/21/16

SF State will host information sessions about iD Tech camps. San Jose Mercury News 4/22/16 


David Matsumoto, professor of psychology, is featured in a photo that accompanies an article about lying. Kokomo Tribune 4/20/16 

SF State senior Pablo Ramirez is profiled in this story. KCRW 4/20/16; KUOW-FM 4/20/16; WESA-FM 4/20/16; KPCC 4/20/16; Milwaukee Public Radio 4/20/16; Capital Public Radio 4/20/16; WDDE 91.1 FM 4/20/16; Classical 89.5 4/20/16; WHYY 4/20/16; WNYC 4/20/16; WESA-FM 4/20/16; KUT 90.5 4/20/16 (clips not available online)

Alum Mojdeh Mehdizadeh has been named president of Contra Costa College. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 4/20/16 

Oscar-winning producer and alum Jonas Rivera will speak at SF State's 115th commencement May 27 at AT&T Park. San Francisco Examiner 4/20/16; Inside Higher Ed 4/19/16

A student involved in an on-campus altercation discusses its impact on her life since the incident. SF Weekly 4/19/16

Alum Jonathan Spector is a playwright and member of the current class of the Playwrights Foundation's Resident Playwrights Initiative. Broadway World.com 4/19/16

Due to San Francisco's high apartment rental rates, some students commute from distant communities. Vallejo Times Herald 4/1916

Suspects were apprehended in a series of purse snatchings, one of which occurred near SF State. Fox2 News 4/19/16

Some SF State students have aligned with City College of San Francisco union supporters. San Francisco Examiner 4/19/16


David Matsumoto, professor of psychology, discusses tactics to spot a lie. Metro 4/18 16; CBS News 4/18/16; The Japan Times 4/17/16; Today Online 4/17/16

Nadine Agosta, a lecturer in the child and adolescent development program, discusses ways to talk with children about homelessness. San Francisco Chronicle 4/15/16 

Sally Miller Gearheart, emeritus faculty member, became the first open lesbian in the country to receive a tenure-track faculty position. Hoodline 4/15/16

Student Hailey Browning is interviewed about her political party affiliation. Los Angeles Times 4/17/16 

SF State students Rhaven Innis and Shelby Baizar discussed the University's ethnic studies program during a Frisco Day celebration in San Francisco's Dolores Park. Mission Local 4/16/16

Alum and author Ernest Gaines discussed his early writing career. Weekends with Whitney! 4/17/16 (clip not available online)

This op-ed references an event held on campus by San Francisco Hillel that was disrupted by protestors. J Weekly 4/14/16

A delegation of activists attended two conferences co-sponsored by SF State's Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies program. Mondoweiss 4/17/16 


Research conducted by Ezequiel Morsella, assistant professor of psychology, reveals that complex ideas can enter consciousness automatically. Science Daily 4/14/16; Science Codex 4/14/16

Leonard Sklar, professor of earth and climate sciences, was part of a research team that discovered chemical weathering can control how susceptible bedrock in river beds is to erosion. Science Daily 4/14/16

Solar Simulator, a new app from Google's Project Tango designed by SF State graduate students, allows users to place solar systems in their own homes using augmented reality technology. Inverse 4/15/16

Alum Doug Gillespie is an English teacher at Hackettstown High School in New Jersey. Baristanet 4/15/16

Former student and roots rocker Chuck Prophet performs with his band Mission Express. Sacramento Bee 4/13/16

These articles refer to a presentation at SF State by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat that was disrupted by protestors. Long Island Exchange 4/15/16J Weekly 4/14/16; The College Fix 4/14/16

This story references an on-campus altercation that was caught on video. The College Fix 4/15/16


Stephen Kane, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, will speak to Tamworth Regional Astronomy Club members in July. The Northern Daily Leader 4/14/16

Research conducted by Ezequiel Morsella, assistant professor of psychology, reveals that complex ideas can enter consciousness automatically. Science Codex 4/14/16 

Charles Postel, professor of history, comments on the release of the Panama Papers and its impact on the discourse of the 2016 presidential candidates. Christian Science Monitor 4/13/16

Midori McKeon, professor of foreign languages and literature, teaches semester-long classes about the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Nichi Bei 4/1/16

Wesley Ueunten, an associate professor in the Asian American Studies Department, showcases Okinawan music at various events, including the San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival. Nichi Bei 4/1/16 

R&B singer Kehlani will perform at an SF State event Thursday. NBC Bay Area 4/13/16

 


Grace Crickette, interim associate vice president of business operations, recently co-authored a paper outlining the steps to successful risk management. Canadian Underwriter 4/12/16

Alum and industrial designer T.J. Thomas is featured. Chicago Tribune 4/13/16 

Alum Steve Mackintosh recently joined the sales teams at DELux LED. Noozhawk 4/13/16 

Author Karen Ishizuka recently appeared at SF State. The Rafu Shimpo 4/12/16 

A presentation at SF State by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat was disrupted by protestors. KMVU 4/12/16; KAVT 4/12/16; CW55 4/12/16; KCAL-LA 4/12/16; KONG-SEA 4/12/16; XETV 4/12/16; KTAL-SHV 4/12/16; KSMO 4/12/16; WVTM-BIRM (NBC) 4/12/16; WBRE (NBC) 4/12/16; KASA-ABQ (FOX) 4/12/16 (clips not available online)

Republican Student Union members who support presidential candidate Donald Trump have faced protests from other students on campus. KPIX-SF (CBS) 4/12/16 

This story references an on-campus altercation that was caught on video. Family Security Matters 4/12/16 


James Dudley, lecturer in the School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, is interviewed about the San Francisco Police Department's use of force. KQED 4/11/16 (clip not available online)

Ramón Castellblanch, professor of health education, comments on KaloBios Pharmaceuticals' new pricing pledge. SF Gate 4/11/16

Joe Tuman, professor of communication studies, was interviewed about the labor agreement between Bay Area Rapid Transit and its major employee unions. Mercury News 4/11/16 

Kerry Fiero, adjunct professor in the College of Extended Learning's Music/Recording Industry program, helped organize a conference on women working in the music industry to be held April 16. SF Weekly 4/11/16

The Dutch quintet Calefax, a mixed ensemble comprised of reed instruments, will appear at SF State's McKenna Hall April 17. SF Gate 4/11/16 

A presentation at SF State by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat was disrupted by protestors. WDRG 4/12/16 (clip not available online)

This story references an on-campus altercation that was caught on video. FrontPage Mag 4/12/16


This story refers to SF State President Les Wong's call for civil discourse in light of recent campus events. San Francisco Examiner 4/11/16 

Professor and Chair of the Department of Latina/Latino Studies Alejandro Murguia is quoted in this story about Cuban literature. Ozy 4/11/16

Chanan Tigay, associate professor of creative writing, recently wrote his first book, "The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World's Oldest Bible." Tablet 4/11/16 

Antwi Akom, associate professor of Africana Studies, discusses the importance of educational technology to students. Parent Herald 4/11/16 

Mark Phillips, professor emeritus, wrote this column about educational reform. Marin Independent Journal 4/10/16

Led by Stephen Kane, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, a team of researchers has spotted an extrasolar planet about 117 light-years from Earth that boasts the most eccentric orbit yet seen. Albany Daily Star 4/10/16

Research conducted by Ryan Howell, associate professor of psychology, shows that buying material things to uphold an image doesn't make people happy. Tech Times 4/11/16

Computer engineering student Isaiah Neal teaches coding to elementary school students in Hollister, California. Benito Link 4/11/16

Student Eileen Soon teaches special needs students and is completing her master's degree in special education. Parent Herald 4/11/16

Design and industry students Brandon Lopez and Eric Renard won first place and $10,000 for their "City Cart" design in the Stanford Center for Longevity Design Challenge. KCRW-FM 4/9/16 (clip not available online)

Alum and author Maggie Nelson is profiled. The New Yorker 4/18/16

Alum and former San Francisco Mayor and California State Assemblyman Willie Brown Jr. attended the dedication of the Willie Brown Institute at SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 4/8/16

This article mentions former student Mickey Gemmill, who was the chairman of the Pit River Indian Tribe. Indian Country Today 4/10/16

The work of alum and artist Jeff Ray can been seen at a multi-sensory installation called "Cathedrals" at the San Diego State University Downtown Gallery. SDSU News Center 4/11/16

Alum Samantha Cummins is the new director of marketing and public relations at Goodwill Manasota in Florida. Bradenton Herald 4/11/16

Alum Danny Angel is the new voice of the Visalia Rawhide baseball team. Visalia Times-Delta 4/8/16

A presentation at SF State by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat was disrupted by protestors. Independent Media Review Analysis 4/9/16; J Weekly 4/8/16

California State University and its faculty may be close to an agreement that would avert an impending strike. SF Bay 4/8/16 


John Logan, professor in the labor studies program, comments on unionization efforts by graduate students in higher education. KQED-FM 4/8/16, 4/7/16; Classical 98.5 4/7/16; WHYY-FM 4/7/16; WNYC-FM 4/7/16; WAMU-FM 4/7/16; National Public Radio U.S. Cable 4/7/16; WBUR 4/7/16; KBFO-FM 4/7/16; 101.9 WDET 4/7/16; KUOW-FM 4/7/16; KNPR 4/7/16; KCRW-FM 4/7/16 (clips not available online)

Led by Stephen Kane, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, a team of researchers has spotted an extrasolar planet about 117 light-years from Earth that boasts the most eccentric orbit yet seen. Albany Daily Star 4/7/16 

Charles Postel, professor of history, comments on the release of the Panama Papers and its impact on the discourse of the 2016 presidential candidates. The World 4/6/16 

Student Valerie Higgins was a guest speaker at a fundraiser for Skyline College. Mercury News 4/8/16; Marin Independent Journal 4/8/16

Student Rex Halifa discusses efforts to support the College of Ethnic Studies and enhance it with the addition of Pacific Islander studies. KPFA 4/7/16

Alum and San Francisco-based printmaker Juan Fuentes, whose body of work spans more than four decades, will have a solo exhibition depicting the struggle of farm workers. El Tecolate 4/7/16 

Alum Maya Elisabeth is known as actor Whoopi Goldberg's "ganjapreneur" and recently launched Om Edibles, an all-female cannabis collective in the Bay Area. Chicago Business Journal 4/7/16 

A presentation at SF State by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat was disrupted by protestors. The Algemeiner 4/8/16Reason.com 4/7/16; Canadian Jewish News 4/8/16Inside Higher Ed 4/8/16JP Updates 4/8/6Canadian Jewish News 4/7/16Legal Insurrection 4/7/16

California State University and its faculty may be close to an agreement that would avert an impending strike. KNTV-SF (NBC) 4/8/16, 4/7/16; San Francisco Examiner 4/7/16

The author of this op-ed article makes a reference to SF State. The Blaze 4/8/16

A neighborhood near SF State is advertising townhome prices in the "low $1,000,000s." SF Gate 4/8/16

This story references an on-campus altercation that was caught on video. Splice Today 4/7/16

A reference is made to former SF State President S.I. Hiyakawa. KUIK Radio 4/7/16 (clip not available online) 


Charles Postel, professor of history, comments on the release of the Panama Papers and its impact on the discourse of the 2016 presidential candidates. The Detroit News 4/7/16 

Marc Stein, professor of history, wrote this article about North Carolina's "anti-anti-discrimination law." Raw Story 4/6/16

In 2012, researchers at San Francisco State University confirmed avian malaria for the first time in both resident and migratory birds in the Arctic. The Boston Globe 4/7/16 

Founded by an SF State professor in 2001, Pin@y (Pinay/Pinoy) Educational Partnerships is a service-learning program that connects students with Filipino-American history. Asian Journal 4/7/16 

An archive was recently dedicated to alum Willie L. Brown Jr. at SF State's J. Paul Leonard Library. California Employment Law 4/6/16

These stories reference an on-campus altercation that was caught on video. The Market Oracle 4/7/16; Huff Post Lifestyle UK 4/7/16; The Spectator 4/7/16Milwaukee Public Radio 4/7/16; KUT 90.5 4/7/16; WBEZ-FM 4/716; KNOW-FM 4/7/16; WHYY 4/7/16; WUNC-FM 4/7/16; WBFO-FM 4/7/16; WDDE 91.1 FM 4/7/16/; WNYC-FM 4/7/16; WAMU-FM 4/7/16; National Public Radio 4/7/16; Power 102 4/7/16; KNPR-radio 4/6/16; KOPB-FM 4/6/16; Capital Public Radio 4/6/16 (clips not available online)

This story about singer Justin Bieber's dreadlocks references an on-campus altercation that was caught on video. KGO-AM 4/6/16 (clip not available online)

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat was invited to speak about technology at SF State and was greeted by protestors. The Times of Israel 4/7/16The Jewish Press 4/7/16The College Fix 4/7/16; Breitbart News 4/7/16honestreporting.com 4/7/16RT 4/7/16PressTV 4/7/16The Blaze 4/7/16Breaking Israeli News 4/7/16Arutz Sheva 4/6/16;  Jerusalem Post Israel News 4/6/16 

California State University and its faculty may be close to an agreement that would avert an impending strike. SF Bay 4/6/16 


Charles Postel, professor of history, comments on the release of the Panama Papers and its impact on the discourse of the 2016 presidential candidates. Malta Independent 4/6/16; Martins Ferry Times Leader online 4/6/16;Iron Mountain Daily News 4/6/16Daily Mining Gazette 4/6/16Gloversville Leader-Herald 4/6/16Fox News Latino 4/6/16The Columbus Dispatch 4/6/16Naples Herald 4/6/16Marquette Mining Journal 4/6/16KSAT San Antonio 4/6/16Associated Press 4/6/ 16; Hamodia 4/6/16Morning Journal News 4/6/16 

Gail Baugh, lecturer in the Department of Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics, restored a Victorian-style home in San Francisco's Hayes Valley neighborhood. The Wall Street Journal 4/6/16

This story references an on-campus altercation that was caught on video. Patch 4/5/16

Alum Marcia Somers is retiring from her position as Los Altos city manager on May 1. Paradise Post 4/5/16

Alum Marcus Gardley is a playwright and a professor at Colombia University. KQET (PBS) Monterey 4/6/16, 4/5/16 (clips not available online) 


Ronald Purser, professor of management, co-authored this article about mindfulness and self-care. Patheos 4/4/16

Peter Richardson, lecturer in the Department of Humanities, was mentioned in this article about speculation that singer Justin Timberlake was moving to Richmond, California. Beyond Chron 4/4/16

Marc Stein, professor of history, wrote this article about North Carolina's "anti-anti-discrimination law." History News Network 4/4/16

These stories reference an on-campus altercation that was caught on video (selected coverage; this story was covered by the Associated Press and picked up in multiple outlets). WCAV (CBS) 4/5/16 (clip not available online); The Global Dispatch 4/5/16; Southland Times 4/5/16 

Alum Marcia Somers is retiring from her position as Los Altos city manager on May 1. Santa Cruz Sentinel News 4/4/16; Marin Independent Journal 4/4/16  

Alum and realtor Hernan Jaramillo died while in police custody in Oakland in 2013. SF Gate 4/4/16

Coyotes have been sighted near the SF State campus. KNTV-SF (NBC) 4/5/16 (clip not available online)

SF State researchers have found that people who have creative hobbies are more innovative, helpful and team-spirited. WHMI-GR (Fox) 4/5/16 (clip not available online)


Jason McDaniel, assistant professor of political science, is interviewed about ranked-choice voting. The Atlantic 4/4/16

Led by Stephen Kane, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, a team of researchers has spotted an extrasolar planet about 117 light-years from Earth that boasts the most eccentric orbit yet seen. Albany Daily Star Gazette 4/4/16; Sci-Tech Daily 4/4/16 

These stories reference an on-campus altercation that was caught on video (selected coverage; this story was covered by the Associated Press and picked up in multiple outlets). WSOC-ATL (ABC) 4/4/16, 4/3/16; KPCC-FM 4/3/16; KNPR 4/3/16; KOPB-FM 4/3/16; Capitol Public Radio 4/2/16; KUOW-FM 4/3/16; KUT 90.5 4/3/16; WBEZ-FM 4/3/16; WBFO-FM 4/3/16; WUNC-FM 4/3/16; WYPR-FM 4/3/16; WESA-FM 4/3/16; KRXI-FOX 4/2/16; WTSB-TB (CBS) 4/2/16; KNTV-LV 4/2/16; KAPP (ABC) 4/2/16; WJW-CLE (FOX) 4/2/16; FM News 101-KXL 4/2/16; WTAM-AM 4/2/16; WHBQ-MEM 4/2/16; Weekend Express 4/2/16; KLIF-AM 4/2/16; WFTV-ORD (ABC) 4/2/16; WSB-ATL (ABC) 4/2/16; "The Greg Gutfield Show" (FOX) 4/3/16, 4/2/16 (clips not available online)

An on-campus altercation that was caught on video was referenced in this story about Justin Bieber's hairstyle. New York Daily News 4/4/16; Fashionista 4/3/16; WPIX-TV (CW) 4/3/16 (clip not available online)

The student who recorded a video of an on-campus altercation wants to press charges against one of the people involved. Atlanta Black Star 4/4/16; Rolling Out 4/3/16; WISH-TV 4/1/16

The author of "Twisted: My Dreadlock Chronicles" makes a reference to an on-campus altercation that was caught on video. Slate 4/4/16

A neighborhood near SF State is advertising townhome prices in the "low $1,000,000s." Curbed SF 4/4/16

SF State is the repository of more than 15,000 ancestral remains of the Ohlone Indian tribe. WCML-PBS 4/3/16 (clip not available online)


Led by Stephen Kane, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, a team of researchers has spotted an extrasolar planet about 117 light-years from Earth that boasts the most eccentric orbit yet seen. Albany Daily Star 4/1/16

The article references an altercation between two students that was caught on video (selected coverage; this story was covered by the Associated Press and picked up in multiple outlets). The Independent 4/1/16Rolling Out 4/1/16Politico 4/1/16KRON 3/31/16CNN 3/31/16Chicago Tribune 3/31/16San Francisco News 3/31/16Capitol Public Radio 3/31/16FOX News 3/31/16National Post 3/31/16Santa Rosa Press Democrat 3/31/16Teen Vogue 3/31/16Syracuse.com 3/31/16Washington Post 3/31/16ABC 7 Chicago 3/31/16New York Post 3/31/16SFist 3/31/16Perez Hilton 3/30/16Daily Caller 3/30/16;Hip-hop artist and SF State alum Paul S. Flores performed at Oxnard College on March 30. Ventura County Star 3/31/16 

Alum and family and marriage therapist Dianna Grayer is profiled. Argus-Courier 4/1/16 

This article features a photo taken at a Black Health Summit on air quality in Bay View-Hunters Point. San Francisco Bay View 3/31/16 


March

New data co-produced by Assistant Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel shows that supporters of Donald Trump tended to hold more "racial animus" than supporters of other presidential candidates. Christian Post 3/29/16 

These articles reference an on-campus altercation that was caught on video. WIBC 3/29/16; Houston Chronicle 3/29/16

Lecturer of Latina/Latino Studies Bridgette Davila is a candidate for San Francisco's Democratic County Central Committee. Bay Area Reporter 3/28/16

Led by Stephen Kane, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, a team of researchers has spotted an extrasolar planet about 117 light-years from Earth that boasts the most eccentric orbit yet seen. Daily Star 3/28/16

Professor Emeritus and "saxophone-playing anthropologist" Jose Cuellar performed in San Antonio on Monday evening. MySanAntonio.com 3/28/16

This article references a potential faculty strike at all California State University campuses, including SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 3/28/16


Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Stephen Kane comments on the science, or lack thereof, behind the film "Return of the Jedi." Space.com 3/28/16 

Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman discussed the rhetoric used by terror groups such as ISIS. KCBS 3/27/16 (clip not available online)

A photo caption in this article about officer-involved shootings references a Facebook post written by an SF State alum. San Francisco Bay View 3/27/16

Alum Ben McClintock is the new vice president at Arvest Bank in Springdale, Arkansas. Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette 3/27/16

Professor and Chair of Music Dee Spencer performed with "The X Factor" alum Jason Brock on Saturday in San Francisco. Hoodline 3/26/16

Lecturer of Biology William Cochlan says researchers do not know all of the factors that might have contributed to a toxic algal bloom that delayed commercial crab season for months. ABC 7 San Francisco 3/25/16

Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman says Governor Jerry Brown's silence on a longtime friend and supporter's plan to ship coal from the Port of Oakland is "stunning." San Francisco Chronicle 3/25/16

Professor of Anthropology Peter Biella is the co-producer of the documentary "Change Revisited," which tells the story of a family in Tanzania coping with cultural disruption and is based off of Biella's work documenting the family 30 years ago. Alaska Public Media 3/25/16

The Bay Area Television Archive at SF State remasters historic news footage and makes it publicly available online. KRON 3/25/16

A photo from a recent protest at SF State is referenced in a news segment about a company that pays community members for photos of news events. KTVU 3/25/16 (clip not available online)

 


Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Stephen Kane comments on the science, or lack thereof, behind the film "Return of the Jedi." Space.com 3/28/16

Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman discussed the rhetoric used by terror groups such as ISIS. KCBS 3/27/16 (clip not available online)

A photo caption in this article about officer-involved shootings references a Facebook post written by an SF State alum. San Francisco Bay View 3/27/16

Alum Ben McClintock is the new vice president at Arvest Bank in Springdale, Arkansas. Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette 3/27/16

Professor and Chair of Music Dee Spencer performed with "The X Factor" alum Jason Brock on Saturday in San Francisco. Hoodline 3/26/16

Lecturer of Biology William Cochlan says researchers do not know all of the factors that might have contributed to a toxic algal bloom that delayed the commercial crab season for months. ABC 7 San Francisco 3/25/16

Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman says Governor Jerry Brown's silence on a longtime friend and supporter's plan to ship coal from the Port of Oakland is "stunning." San Francisco Chronicle 3/25/16

Professor of Anthropology Peter Biella is the co-producer of the documentary "Changa Revisited," which tells the story of a family in Tanzania coping with cultural disruption and is based off of Biella's work documenting the family 30 years ago. Alaska Public Media 3/25/16

The Bay Area Television Archive at SF State remasters historic news footage and makes it publicly available online. KRON 3/25/16

A photo from a recent protest at SF State is referenced in a news segment about a company that pays community members for photos of news events. KTVU 3/25/16 (clip not available online)


Amy Casselman, lecturer in the American Indian Studies program, along with other SF State faculty and students, appealed to San Francisco's Human Rights Commission to address issues surrounding the College of Ethnic Studies. KCBA (Fox) Monterey, KTVU (Fox) San Francisco 3/25/16; KXRI (Fox) Reno, KCBA (Fox) Monterey, 3/24/16 (clips not available online)

Led by Stephen Kane, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, a team of researchers has spotted an extrasolar planet about 117 light-years from Earth that boasts the most eccentric orbit yet seen. Huffington Post 3/24/16

John A. Logan, professor of labor studies, discusses the U.S. Department of Labor's new rule expanding the range of activities that trigger the employer and consultant reporting requirements of the 1959 Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act. The Hill 3/24/16

Alum James Kass is the founder of Youth Speaks, which serves approximately 200,000 young people nationwide each year. KALW 3/24/16

SF State student Oscar Gamez Jr. is featured. Point Reyes Light 3/24/16

Student Brian Cheong is a Korean immigrant and plans to pursue a degree in international law. The International Examiner 3/24/16

Alum Michael Acker is a collage artist. Sonoma Index-Tribune. 3/24/16

Alum Sara Lissa Paulson is a librarian at City-As-School High School and an adjunct professor at Queens College in New York. Publishers Weekly 3/24/16

 


Alum Mryna Wacknov is a watercolor artist. The Independent 3/24/16 

Alums Shawnee and Shawnelle Gibbs are writers, illustrators and founders of Reel Republic. The Beat 3/23/16 

A fuel cell on the SF State campus generates electrical power to a local utility company's distribution grid. The Energy Times 3/24/16

Coyotes have been sighted in neighborhoods near SF State. KNTV-SF (NBC) 3/24/16 (clip not available online)

An essay by journalist Lillian Ross that examined writer Joan Didion's perspective on the 1968 student protests at SF State is discussed. Boston Review 3/24/16 

Beginning in 2017, SF State students will be eligible for the "Gator Pass," which will provide free Muni rides across San Francisco as well as discounted rides to and from the Daly City BART station, the station closest to the school. KCBS-AM 3/23/16 (clip not available online)


Joseph Tuman, professor of communication studies, is interviewed about the bombings in Brussels and presidential candidate Donald Trump's stance on terrorism. KCBS-AM 3/22/16 (clip not available online).

Erik Peper, professor of health education, says posture is partially affected by our environment. Quartz 3/22/16

Led by Stephen Kane, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, a team of researchers has spotted an extrasolar planet about 117 light-years from Earth that boasts the most eccentric orbit yet seen. GizMAg 3/22/16

Ron Purser, professor of management, blogs about mindfulness on the job. HuffPost Healthy Living 3/22/16

Charles Postel, professor of history, is interviewed about the presidential candidates and populism. Contra Costa Times 3/21/16

William Issel, emeritus faculty member, will discuss “The Great Society at 50: Lyndon Johnson and the Progress of Racial Justice in America” April 6 at a Rhode Island university. What'sUpNEWP 3/22/16

Alum Allywn Brown has been appointed chief of the Richmond, California Police Department. Marin Independent Journal 3/23/16 

Alum Jason Butler, a sound mixer at Skywalker Sound, was recently nominated for a Cinema Audio Society award for foley mixing on "The Peanuts Movie."  The Des Moines Register 3/23/16

Alum and composer Pauline Oliveros, who founded one of the first electronic music studios in the U.S., is profiled in this documentary. KQET 3/23/16; 3/22/16 (clips not available online)

An SF student who is involved with the Philippine American Collegiate Endeavor is the younger brother of Karla Garcia, the first Filipino cast member of the Broadway musical "Hamilton." GMA News Online 3/23/16

Beginning in 2017, SF State students will be eligible for the “Gator Pass,” which will provide free Muni rides across San Francisco, as well as discounted rides of up to 25 percent to and from the Daly City BART station, the station closest to the school. San Francisco Examiner 3/23/16 

Student activism at SF State in the 1960s and 1970s led to the creation of the College of Ethnic Studies, the first of its kind in the country. Twin Cities Daily Planet 3/23/16

 


Led by Stephen Kane, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, a team of researchers has spotted an extrasolar planet about 117 light-years from Earth that boasts the most eccentric orbit yet seen. News Independent 3/22/16Examiner Gazette 3/22/16Science Alert 3/21/16Popular Mechanics 3/21/16 

Mitchell Marks, professor of management, comments on the pending acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc. by Marriott International Inc. The Wall Street Journal 3/21/16  

Alum Tracy Melton Mitchell kicked heroin addiction, works at San Francisco General Hospital running a mental health program and recently published her memoir, "The Big Fix." KTVU-Fox 3/21/16

Alum Brianna Kleinschmidt is the new principal at Benicia High School. Brandman University 3/21/16

An SF State study revealed that 66 percent of shops on San Francisco's Valencia Street reported that business improved after the city added bike infrastructure. Shore News Today 3/21/16

Alum Sandra Valmana is owed thousands of dollars in back wages by her former employer. Mission Local 3/22/16


Led by Stephen Kane, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, a team of researchers has spotted an extrasolar planet about 117 light-years from Earth that boasts the most eccentric orbit yet seen. Silicon India 3/20/16Space Daily 3/20/16News Ledge 3/20/16; Tech Times 3/19/16 and 3/20/16I4U News 3/20/16The Space Reporter 3/20/16; Microcap Magazine 3/20/16International Business Times 3/21/16Maine News Online 3/21/16Nature World News 3/21/16Christian Science Monitor 3/20/16CDA News 3/19/16Pulse Headlines 3/19/16Astronomy Now Online 3/19/16;Modern Readers 3/19/16NH Voice 3/19/16CanIndia News 3/19/16Motherboard 3/19/16The Daily Mail 3/18/16Astrobiology Magazine 3/19/16; BABW News 3/19/16The Daily Galaxy 3/18/16 

Dr. Mohammed Salama, associate professor and chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, will speak at Trent University's Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility this week. The Peterborough Examiner 3/21/16 

Ellen Peel, professor of comparative and world literature, discusses robots in science fiction. The Register 3/19/16 

Charles Postel, professor of history, is interviewed about the presidential candidates and populism. Marin Independent Journal 3/19/16

Jim Steele, emeritus faculty member, is interviewed about climate change. Fox News 3/21/16

An SF State alum who learned improvisation at SF State is interviewed. KHOU-HOU (CBS) (clip not available online)

This article mentions former SF State President S.I. Hayakawa. Marin Independent Journal 3/18/16

Ralf Hotchkiss designed an all-terrain wheelchair for Whirlwind Wheelchair, which was previously affiliated with SF State. Coastal Courier 3/21/16; Deseret News 3/18/16

This story highlights SF State alum Mohammad Zarif, Iran's minister of foreign affairs, and his use of social media. CNBC World 3/20/16 (clip not available online)

Coyotes have been sighted in neighborhoods near SF State. KNTV-SF (NBC) 3/18/16 (clip not available online)

 


Eran Kaplan, associate professor of Jewish studies, will present "How to Talk About Israel" during a symposium at Temple Isaiah in Lafayette, California, on April 3. J Weekly 3/18/16 

Jason Henderson, professor of geography and environment, says a $3 billion ballot measure to update BART's aging infrastructure is not enough to keep pace with the demands placed on the transportation system. KQED 3/17/16 (clip not available online)

Carlos Baron, professor of theatre and dance, wrote and performs in a new play titled "El Son," about gentrification in San Francisco's Mission District. KQED 3/17/16 

SF State student Kona Melissa Kawai is a candidate for the 2016 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Program. Nichi Bei 3/17/16

This story highlights SF State alum Mohammad Zarif, Iran's Minister of Foreign Affairs, and his use of social media. CNBC World 3/17/16 (clip not available online)


David Matsumoto, professor of psychology, discusses emotional competence. Huff Post Healthy Living 3/17/16 

Alex Gerould, assistant professor of criminal justice, spoke about the U.S. criminal justice system during a panel discussion at Salve Regina University. EcoRI 3/16/16 

Works by Lewis DeSoto, professor of art, will be featured in a solo exhibition at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art beginning April 17. Noozhawk 3/17/16 

At universities including SF State, students known as "sugar babies" earn extra money by forming relationships with older men. Headlines and Global News 3/17/16 

This story highlights SF State alum Mohammad Zarif, Iran's Minister of Foreign Affairs, and his use of social media. CNBC World 3/16/16 (clip not available online)

Alum Maggie Ann Yan has been named credit manager with the InterContinental San Francisco. Hospitality Net 3/17/16 

In 1996, alum James Kass founded Youth Speaks, which has grown to include more than 250,000 teenage participants throughout the U.S. San Francisco Chronicle 3/16/16 

Alum Brandon Santiago is a poet and participated in the Youth Speaks program as a teen. San Francisco Chronicle 3/16/16 

Alum Eryn Matson is the employee benefits account manager at Beneflex Insurance Services. Noozhawk 3/16/16 

Former SF State student Allwyn Brown has been named interim police chief of Richmond, California. Santa Cruz Sentinel 3/16/16 

Funding issues in the College of Ethnic Studies and the impact on Latina/Latino students were mentioned. KPBS 3/16/16 ; KSTS (Telemundo) 3/16/16 (clip not available online)

A car accident caused lane closures on Merced Boulevard near SF State. KTVU-SF (Fox) 3/16/16; KCBA (Fox) 3/16/16 (clips not available online)

 

 


Catriona Rueda Esquibel, associate professor of race and resistance studies, is interviewed about her book, "Decolonize Your Diet." Vida en el Valle 3/15/16

Alum Thomas Oden, who co-founded Geyserville's Santi restaurant, died in 2009. Santa Rosa Press Democrat 3/15/16

Former SF State student Allwyn Brown has been named interim police chief of Richmond, California. Marin Independent Journal 3/16/16

SF State is mentioned in this article about "photo field days." Kern Valley Sun 3/16/16

SF State researchers found that people who spend money on experiences rather than material possessions are happier than those who don't. WITI-MILW (Fox) 3/15/16 (clip not available online) 


Mark Phillips, emeritus faculty member, discusses the importance of teachers creating partnerships with parents to assist in effectively educating children. Marin Independent Journal 3/13/16 

John Monteverdi, professor of earth and climate sciences, discusses El Niño. San Francisco Business Times 3/11/16

Alum Katie Carpenter has been named community relations and partner marketing manager for the Napa Valley Film Festival. Napa Valley Register 3/14/16 

The Beverly Kees Educator Award, named after a former SF State journalism professor who was killed in an accident, was given to investigative journalist Thomas Peele during the 31st annual James Madison Freedom of Information Awards banquet. OrovilleMR News 3/14/16Marin Independent Journal 3/14/16 


San Francisco State University President Les Wong is interviewed about the student housing shortage at Bay Area colleges and universities. San Francisco Business Times 3/11/16 

Amy Sueyoshi, associate dean of the College of Ethnic Studies, co-curated an exhibit of rare posters featuring lesbian, bisexual and transgender women of color at San Francisco's GLBT History Museum. San Francisco Bay Times 3/11/16 

Alum and screenwriter Anthony "Tony" Beckham will receive the Spotlight Award at the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival March 17. The Tribune 3/10/16 

Alum, musician and bandleader Dan Hicks is among notable Bay Area musicians who have died this year. San Francisco Chronicle 3/10/16 


Associate Professor of Marketing Minu Kumar finds that, when making a purchase, customers also value how a product will make other people view them and how good it is for the environment. Science Blog 3/9/16 

John Monteverdi, professor of earth and climate sciences, discusses warmer temperatures and the effect of El Niño on California's drought. KGO-AM 3/9/16 (Clip not available online)

Alum and poet Lauren Shufran’s first book, "Inter Arma," won the Motherwell Prize. Art Voice 3/10/16

A play directed by alum Mario El Caponi Mendoza at the University of Iowa has stirred controversy. Iowa City Press-Citizen 3/9/16

Photographer and painter Dan Homeres attended SF State. Yamhill Valley News Register.com  3/8/16 

 


Erik Peper, professor of health education, suggests using an app with timed reminders to sit up straight, stretch and think positive thoughts to maintain energy levels. Redbook 3/9/16 

John Monteverdi, professor of earth and climate sciences, discusses warmer temperatures and the effect of El Niño on California's drought. KGO-AM 3/8/16 (Clip not available online)

Kenneth Monteiro, dean of the College of Ethnic Studies, and Monique Beeler, interim associate vice president of university communications, are interviewed about the college's budget issues. Latina Lista 3/8/16

Jeff Duncan-Andrade, associate professor of Latina/Latino Studies, recently spoke at the Male Success Alliance's seventh annual Spring Summit at CSU Dominguez Hills. Dateline Dominguez 3/8/16

Dan Fendel, emeritus faculty member, wrote this essay about being a spiritual care volunteer at a hospital. Jewish Journal 3/9/16

Alum Jamal E. Mazyck co-authored an article about the role historically Black colleges play in preparing students for graduate studies at predominately white colleges. HuffPost Black Voices 3/8/16

Singer Chris Brown has asked a judge to drop a lawsuit filed by Paul Briley, who was an SF State student when he was shot at Brown's January 2015 concert in San Jose. New York Daily News 3/9/16

Alum Oscar Zeta Acosta, more widely known as Dr. Gonzo, the sidekick of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, would have celebrated his 81st birthday this week. New York Daily News 3/8/16

Protests at SF State during the 1960s troubled author Saul Bellow, and an outburst during an on-campus lecture he gave inspired a scene in his novel "Mr. Sammler's City." City Journal 3/8/16

This article examines graduation rates in the CSU system, with 15 percent of SF State students graduating in four years. MercuryNews.com 3/7/16


Ryan Howell, SF State associate professor of psychology, says buying gifts such as vacation or concert tickets make people happier than buying gadgets, because they create a sense of closeness with others. CBS58 WDJT 3/8/16

Robert Cherny, emeritus professor, will discuss the recently re-discovered "Richmond: Industrial City" mural by artist Victor Arnautoff at a May 14 fundraiser at the Richmond Public Library. The Richmond Standard 3/7/16

Alum Roderick de Greef has joined BioLife Solutions Inc. as interim chief financial officer and secretary. Bothell/Kenmore Reporter.com 3/8/16

This article about online marketplaces that assist college students with assignments for a fee includes a post by an SF State student. Buzzfeed News 3/7/16

Mitchell Grobeson, former employee of the SF State police department and the first openly gay officer in the Los Angeles Police Department, was recently arrested on domestic assault charges. Wehoville 3/7/16 

Miguel Fraga, first secretary of the newly opened Cuban Embassy in Washington, D.C., will visit SF State this week. The Press Democrat 3/7/16

This article examines graduation rates in the CSU system, with 15 percent of SF State students graduating in four years. Marin Independent Journal 3/6/16San Jose Mercury News 3/5/16; Monterey Herald 3/5/16 


Joseph McBride, professor of cinema, recently published a memoir titled "The Broken Places." San Francisco Examiner 3/6/16 

SF State student Kenya Boudreaux is interviewed about safety issues affecting transgender people. San Francisco Chronicle 3/4/16

Alum Roderick de Greef has joined BioLife Solutions Inc. as interim chief financial officer and secretary. StreetInsider.com 3/7/16 

Photographs of the Bayview-Hunters Point public housing project by SF State alum Alex Welsh are featured in this article. The Week 3/7/16

SF State's Guardian Scholars program is mentioned. San Francisco Chronicle 3/4/16 

Recent budget issues in the College of Ethnic Studies are noted. The Atlantic 3/7/16

The histories of veterans who built the Golden Gate Bridge between 1930 and 1937 are preserved in SF State's Labor Archive and Research Center. C-SPAN3 3/6/16 (clip not available online)


Pleuni Pennings, assistant professor of biology, co-authored a study that found that effective drug treatment of human immunodeficiency virus caused it to evolve differently than less effective treatments. Stanford News 3/4/16 

Larry Hanley, associate professor of English, is a proponent of annotation software and encourages his students to use it, because it helps him understand how they are making sense of what they're reading. Fast Company 3/4/16 

An article about budget issues at the College of Ethnic Studies includes quotes from Dean Kenneth Monteiro; SF State President Les Wong; Anna Eng, lecturer in the Department of Women and Gender Studies; Jonathan Morales, director of news and new media; and students Shannon Deloso, Sofia Cardenas and Oscar Peña. Nichi Bei 3/3/16 

Research conducted at SF State reveals people who spent money on experiences rather than material items were happier and felt the money was better spent. Forbes 3/3/16

Blogger Tony Butka participated in protests at SF State during the 1960s. City Watch LA 3/3/16


Les Wong, president of SF State, Kenneth Monteiro, dean of the College of Ethnic Studies, Dorothy Randall Tsuruta, chair of the Africana Studies Department and Andrew Jolivette, chair of the American Indian Studies Department, are interviewed about the college's budget issues. Inside Higher Ed 3/3/16 

Kenneth Monteiro, dean of the College of Ethnic Studies, will speak at a March 9 forum titled "African American Contributions for LGBTQI Culture in the American Experience" sponsored by the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee. Bay Area Reporter 3/3/16 

Hafez Modirzadeh, professor of music and two-time National Endowment for the Arts jazz fellow, will accompany poets Fred Moten and Nathaniel Mackey during a reading Saturday in San Francisco. SF Gate 3/2/16

The last piece written by composer Herb Bielawa, an emeritus faculty member who died in December, will be performed by Earplay during a concert in San Francisco March 15. San Francisco Examiner 3/2/16

SF State student Nubia Flores Miranda is quoted in this story about mental health care for Latino children and young adults. The Bulletin 3/3/16

Robert Smith, professor of political science, comments on the presidential race. Afro 3/2/16

Mark Landis, former SF State accounting professor, was sentenced to probation for misdemeanor invasion of privacy charges. Bay Area Reporter 3/3/16

The AfroSolo Theatre Company will honor Dr. Carlton Benjamin Goodlet, a political activist who was involved in the student strike at SF State in the 1960s. SF Bay News 3/2/16


Anne Robertson, lecturer in the philosophy department, analyzes presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' campaign style. Mint Press News 3/2/16

Mahmood Monshipouri, professor of international relations, will present a lecture titled "The Middle East" at the Unitarian Church in Lincoln, Neb. Lincoln Journal Star 3/2/16 

Blake Riggs, assistant professor of biology, tells his story of prejudiced encounters, personal stumbles and tenaciousness to encourage students of color and help increase diversity in the sciences. University of Santa Cruz News Center 3/1/16  

John Hafernik, professor of biology, discusses his discovery of zombie bees and the creation of Zombee Watch. Greenhouse Management 3/1/16

Amy Kilgard, professor of communication studies, will perform "Returns and Other Consumer Tragedies (Excerpts from Triskaidekaphobia: 13 Consumer Tragedies)" at the Douglas Morrison Theatre's One for All Solo Arts Festival in Hayward on April 10. Broadway World.com 3/1/16 

Amy Sueyoshi, associate dean of the College of Ethnic Studies, co-curated an exhibit of rare posters featuring lesbian, bisexual and transgender women of color at San Francisco's GLBT History Museum that will open Friday, March 4. Bay Area Reporter 2/25/16  

SF State student Nubia Flores Miranda is quoted in this story about mental health care for Latino children and young adults. KQED 3/1/16

Alum Lauren Sulistiawati has been named president director of Commonwealth Bank Indonesia. Deal Street Asia 3/2/16

IBM has partnered with SF State, Stanford University, UCSF and UC Berkeley to spearhead the application of a new discipline called cellular engineering for cancer research. Forbes 3/2/16

This story about raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products in San Francisco features a photo of a designated smoking area on the SF State campus. SF Gate 3/1/16


A musical performance at Harvard University by José Cuellar, a musician, Latin American scholar and emeritus faculty member in the Latina/Latino Studies Department, led to the rediscovery of hundreds of ancient musical instruments in the vaults of Harvard's Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Harvard Magazine March-April 2016

SF State President Les Wong said he plans to address student and faculty concerns about the College of Ethnic Studies budget. KQED 2/29/16 (clip not available online)

John Hafernik, professor of biology, discusses his discovery of zombie bees and the creation of Zombee Watch. KPCC-FM 2/29/16 (clip not available online)

In a blog post on The New West, the official blog of the Western Political Science Association, Jason McDaniel, assistant professor of political science, examines how progressive movements might have stifled development in liberal urban areas, particularly San Francisco. The Daily Record 2/29/16 

Peter Richardson, lecturer in the humanities department, is the author of "No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead." Marin Independent Journal 2/25/16

Student Brian Cheong, a Korean immigrant who received a deportation reprieve through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, plans to pursue a career in international law. New America Media 2/29/16 

Alum Natalie Vega Hass designs and sells embroidery pieces. Argus Leader 3/1/16

Alum Jonas Rivera, a producer on the movie "Inside Out," was onstage with director Pete Docter to accept the Best Animated Feature Film Oscar. ABC 7 News 2/29/16; KGO-SF (ABC) 2/29/16; ABC7 News on KOFY2/29/16 (clips not available online)

Alum Jim Peacher is an artist whose pastel drawings will be shown at the Blue Wing Gallery in Woodland. Daily Democrat 2/29/16

Alum and musician Luke Top, former singer for the band Fool's Gold, recently released his first solo album. KCET 2/29/16 

This post re-caps an article about student protests and budget issues surrounding the College of Ethnic Studies that was published in the SF State student newspaper, Golden Gate Xpress. Legal Insurrection 3/1/16 


February

Joseph Tuman, professor of communication studies, is interviewed about the South Carolina Democratic primary. KCBS 2/27/16 (clip not available online)

Peter Richardson, lecturer in the humanities department, is the author of "No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead." San Jose Mercury News 2/25/16 

Kenneth Monteiro, dean of the College of Ethnic Studies, will be the keynote speaker and panel moderator for San Francisco Pride's upcoming forum, "African American Contributions to LGBTQI Culture in the American Experience." O-blog-dee-o-blog-da 2/26/16 

Alum Olive Nead recently turned 101 and described her secrets to longevity. The Press Democrat 2/27/16

Alum Ella Jenkins was a pioneer in early television, children's music, education and the civil rights movement. WTTW-PBS 2/26/16 (clip not available online)

The next concert in the Morrison Artist Series is highlighted. The Examiner 2/27/16

This op-ed piece describes a 2002 incident on the SF State campus in which Jewish students felt threatened. The Jewish Press 2/29/16

This article references a partnership between SF State and An-Najah University. The Algemeiner 2/29/16

SF State administrators attended services at Grace Tabernacle in San Francisco's Bay View neighborhood and two other area churches on Super Sunday to inform churchgoing students and their families about the importance of college. KNTV 2/28/16 (clip not available online)

A story about SF State's College of Ethnic Studies misstated the amount of money it has received from a campus rainy-day fund. San Francisco Chronicle 2/27/16

An independent magazine kiosk near San Francisco's Ferry Building sells SF State graduate student literature. San Francisco Chronicle 2/27/16

Author Harvey Schwartz discussed interviewing veterans at SF State while researching a book he wrote about the building of the Golden Gate Bridge. C-SPAN 2/27/16 (clip not available online)

Researchers at SF State discovered zombie bees and created Zombee Watch to track their migration patterns. KCBS-AM 2/27/16; 2/26/16 (clips not available online)

SF State is among more than 30 U.S. campuses that have banned the use of hoverboards on campus. Slate.com 2/26/16


John Hafernik, professor of biology, discusses his discovery of zombie bees and the creation of Zombee Watch. Daily Mail 2/26/16; The Oregonian 2/25/16; CBS 2/25/16

Students at SF State protested over budget issues in the College of Ethic Studies. SF Gate 2/25/16 ; SF Examiner 2/25/16; CBS 2/25/16; El Tecolate 2/25/16; KPIX 2/25/16; KTVU 2/25/16; KCBA-FOX 2/25/16; KNTV (NBC) 2/25/16; KGO (ABC) 2/25/16; KOFY (ABC) 2/25/16; KBCW 2/25/16; KRXI (FOX) 2/25/16 (clips not available online)

Charles Postel, associate professor of history, contributed to this article about the meaning of political progressivism. The Nation 2/24/16  

Rachel Gross has been named the John & Marcia Goldman Chair in American Jewish Studies. J Weekly 2/25/16

This article references a partnership between SF State and An-Najah University. Campus Watch 2/26/16

An address that writer James Baldwin delivered at San Francisco State College on October 22, 1960, called "Notes for a Hypothetical Novel" was later published in his essay collection "Nobody Knows My Name." The New Yorker 2/25/16

Allen Biggs, lecturer in the College of Music, and members of the SF State Percussion Ensemble will perform at Angels Camp in Calaveras. Calaveras Enterprise 2/25/16

In 1975, alum Terry Cannon launched Pasadena Filmforum, a nonprofit film society created to further the legacy of experimental cinema in Los Angeles; a new book explores the organization's history. Los Angeles Review of Books 2/26/16 

Alum Francis Patrick Byrne was recently honored as a Chevalier (Knight) of the Legion of Honor in a ceremony at the French consulate in San Francisco. Contra Costa Times 2/25/16 

The Starkey Hearing Foundation event on the SF State campus during Super Bowl weekend stirred criticism among some disability advocates. Star Tribune 2/26/16


John Hafernik, professor of biology, discusses his discovery of zombie bees and the creation of Zombee Watch. The New York Times 2/25/16

Kenneth Monteiro, dean of the College of Ethnic Studies, and Andrew Jolivette, chair of the American Indian Studies Department in the College of Ethnic Studies, are interviewed about the college's budget issues. SF Gate 2/24/16 

An exhibit featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning photos of the 1986 Philippine revolution by Kim Komenich, assistant professor of journalism, is now open at San Francisco's Philippine Consulate. San Francisco Chronicle 2/24/16

Jessica Lao, a post-doc candidate at UCSF who teaches a biochemistry class at SF State, is mentioned in an article about the challenges faced by postdoc researchers. Nature 2/25/16

SF State student Nubia Flores Miranda is quoted in this story about mental health care for Latino children and young adults. Hints News Network 2/24/16 

SF State student Samantha Ball is on the board of directors of Spirited Cause, a nonprofit in El Granada. Half Moon Bay Review 2/24/16

Alum Robbie Conal is the self-described "grandpa of guerilla street art." KCET 2/24/16

Alum Suzanne Ashe is the editor of the Chugiak-Eagle River Star. Chugiak-Eagle River Star 2/24/16

Alum Wasil Bakowicz is an artist. The Republican-Herald. 2/25/16

SF State alumni nominated for Oscars include Rich McBride (for visual effects for “The Revenant”), Jonas Rivera (for animated feature film for “Inside Out”) and Christopher Scarabosio (for sound mixing for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”). San Francisco Examiner 2/25/16 

Former California State Senator Leland Yee received a master's degree at SF State. Reading Eagle 2/25/16

Alum Bobbie Alexander is a retired teacher. The Times 2/25/16

Alum Chris Adams is a member of the band Never Young. San Francisco Chronicle 2/24/16

Author and body advocate Virgie Tovar mentions a seminar she presented to SF State kinesiology students. The Davis Vanguard 2/25/16

Hearing professionals participated in a Starkey Hearing Foundation event on the SF State campus. Lincoln Times-News 2/24/16

SF State's DocFilm Institute is producing "Madame Mars: Women and the Quest for Worlds Beyond." WalletHub 2/24/16


Andrew Jolivette, chair of the American Indian Studies department in the College of Ethic Studies, and Amy Casselman, a lecturer in the department, are interviewed about the college's budget issues. San Francisco Examiner 2/24/16 

Bruce Avery, professor of theatre and dance, will present "Heroes and Anti-Heroes in Shakespeare and Cervantes" as part of a weekend lecture series. San Francisco Examiner 2/24/16 

Gretchen LeBuhn, professor of biology, co-authored a book titled "The Bee-Friendly Garden." The Press Democrat 2/23/16

Alum Michael Delucchi is a professor in the division of social sciences and sociology at the University of Hawaii. Illinois State University News 2/23/16

Alum and ceramic artist Kathryn Devlin is featured in this article. Sierra Lodestar 2/23/16

An article in SF State's student newspaper, Golden Gate Xpress, is referenced about a possible CSU-systemwide faculty strike. World Socialist Web Site 2/24/16  

SF State has prohibited the use of hoverboards on campus due to safety concerns. Insurance Journal 2/23/16

SF State is mentioned in this round-up article about St. Patrick's Day celebrations and college campuses. Bustle 2/23/16


Amy Sueyoshi, associate dean of the College of Ethnic Studies, will discuss issues facing the LGBTQ community since the passage of the marriage equality act. The Rafu Shimpo 2/22/16

An upcoming exhibit of photos by Kim Komenich, Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist and assistant professor of journalism, details the 1986 Philippine Revolution, then and now. Marin Independent Journal 2/21/16 

Alum Allene Symons is a teacher at Santa Ana College and recently published a novel titled "Aldous Huxley's Hands." Long Beach Post 2/22/16

SF State has prohibited the use of hoverboards on campus due to safety concerns. SFist 2/22/16

SF State's four-year graduation rate is mentioned in this story about a bill proposed in the California senate to freeze tuition for state college students. KQED 2/22/16 (clip not available online)

An off-duty San Francisco State University police officer helped save a group of five boogie boarders from being swept into the ocean by a rip current off Sunset State Beach. Santa Cruz Sentinel 2/22/16 


John Monteverdi, professor of meteorology, is interviewed about El Niño forecasts. KGO 2/22/16 (clip not available online).

This story about 80-year-old beach volleyball champion Lois Austin mentions that her grandson plays soccer at SF State. Los Angeles Times 2/21/16

SF State alum Julia Estigoy's debut novel was recently published. Inquirer.net 2/22/16

Alum Caroline Reiswig is an animal welfare advocate. The Columbian 2/21/16

Alum Doyle Ott is director of the Children's Theatre Program at Children's Fairyland and co-created "Bloom Kabloom!" a theatrical production for children. BroadwayWorld.com 2/21/16 

SF State has prohibited the use of hoverboards on campus due to safety concerns. KHSL-CR (CBS) 2/22/16 (clip not available online); KNVN-CR (NBC) 2/22/16, 2/16/16 (clips not available online);  KTXL-FOX 2/20/16 (clip not available online); KERO-ABC (clip not available online); KQED 2/20/16, 2/19/16 (clips not available online); KPIX-CBS 2/20/16, 2/19/16 (clips not available online); KCAL-LA 2/19/16 (clip not available online); KORA-NBC 2/19/16 (clip not available online); KCRW 2/19/16 (clip not available online); KLIV 2/19/16 (clip not available online); KERO-ABC 2/19/16 (clip not available online); Los Angeles Times 2/19/16 l; CBS 2/19/16  

SF State created the nation's first African studies program in 1968. WHYY 2/21/16 (clip not available online)

Jazz musician Branford Marsalis once taught at SF State. The East African 2/20/16

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority has proposed a subway tunnel extension that would create an underground stop for the M-line at SF State. The San Francisco Appeal 2/18/16

SF State is included on a new "judgmental urban dictionary" map of San Francisco created by a college student. SF Curbed 2/18/16


Associate Professor of Africana Studies Shawn Ginwight will make a presentation on "Radical Healing in Schools and Communities" at Laney College next week. Contra Costa Times 2/19/16

The Amphion String Quartet will perform Friday at SF State as part of the Morrison Artists Series. San Francisco Examiner 2/19/16

SF State has prohibited the use of hoverboards on campus due to safety concerns. KPIX 2/19/16 (clip not available online); San Francisco Chronicle 2/18/16; KCBS Radio 2/18/16 (clip not available online); KCBA Monterey 2/18/16 (clip not available online)

SF State student Nubia Flores Miranda is quoted in this story about mental health care for Latino children and young adults. California Healthline 2/19/16

Research from SF State Professor of Psychology Kenneth Paap says the advantages of bilingualism to the brain "either do not exist or are restricted to very specific and undetermined circumstances." The Guardian 2/18/16

Actor Stephen Colletti is an SF State alum. E! Online 2/18/16; NBC Chicago 2/18/16

SF State alum and Auburn Journal editor Rich Hanner will speak at a Sons in Retirement event in Auburn. Placer Sentinel 2/18/16

Alum Danny Glover spoke about his involvement in the 1968-69 strike at SF State during the annual Pan African Film Festival in Crenshaw, California. The Source 2/18/16


The Amphion String Quartet will perform Friday at SF State as part of the Morrison Artists Series. San Francisco Examiner 2/18/16; San Francisco Chronicle 2/16/16

SF State has prohibited the use of hoverboards on campus due to safety concerns. NBC Bay Area 2/18/16; KTVU 2/18/16 (clip not available online); KGO-TV 2/18/16 (clip not available online); Sun Times 2/17/16

SF State police are looking for a suspect who is reported to have exposed himself in a campus building. KTVU 2/18/16 (clip not available online)

Robert L. Green, an SF State alum, is profiled. Lansing State Journal 2/18/16

The 1968-69 strike at SF State is one of two civil rights demonstrations featured in the new documentary "Agents of Change.” The 570.com 2/17/16

Wet weather should return to the West Coast in March, according to Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences John Monteverdi. USA Today 2/17/16

Christopher Chen is the writer of the new play Caught, premiering later this year in Chicago. Broadway World Chicago 2/17/16

 


Alum, singer and blues guitarist Joe Louis Walker has recorded 25 albums and is touring Israel. Jerusalem Post 2/17/16

Alum Larry Vuckovich is a San Francisco-based jazz pianist, composer, bandleader and recording artist. Contra Costa Times 2/16/16

Alum Jose Carlos Diaz, curator of exhibitions at The Bass Museum of Art in Miami, Fla., has been named the Milton Fine Curator of Art for The Andy Warhol Museum. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2/16/16

The 1968-69 strike at SF State -- led in part by alum, actor and activist Danny Glover -- is one of two civil rights demonstrations featured in the new documentary "Agents of Change.” Wilkes Barre Time's Leader 2/16/16  


A study conducted by David Matsumoto, professor of psychology, found that facial expressions of emotion are innate, not learned. Huffington Post 2/16/16

Richard Dugdale, a lecturer in SF State's Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, discusses the effects of wastewater in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Capital Public Radio 2/16/16

Professor of Health Education Erik Peper recommends skipping in place for 30 seconds to stay energized during long meetings or classes. South China Morning Post 2/16/16

Alum Nasos Topakas is the CTO of Art.com. Huffington Post 2/15/16 

Author, poet, playwright, scholar and activist Sonia Sanchez was instrumental in launching the black studies program at SF State and is the subject of a feature-length film called titled "BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez." Los Angeles Review of Books 2/15/16

Researchers at SF State found that choosing experiences over materialistic items makes people happier. The Debrief  2/16/16  

This round-up article takes a look at 25 major universities and their observance of Presidents Day. Campus Reform 2/15/16


Professor of Africana Studies Dorothy Tsuruta was the speaker at a Black History Month lecture entitled "African Americans at Home," held Feb. 14 at Grace Cathedral. San Francisco Examiner 2/14/16

Slouching can spur negative thoughts, according to research from Professor of Health Education Erik Peper. IOL 2/14/16 

Television actress and voice artist Alex Borstein is an SF State alum. KFXK Tyler, Texas 2/15/16 (clip not available online)

SF State alum Anna Lark is mentioned in this article about Family House, which provides free lodging for families of children with life-threatening illnesses. San Francisco Examiner 2/14/16

KSTS Telemundo anchor Lorena Dominquez, an SF State alum, is interviewed. NBC Bay Area 2/14/16 (clip not available online); KSTS Telemundo 2/13/16 (clip not available online)

According to Associate Professor of Psychology Jeff Cookston, unmarried parents split up with similar frequency to married parents, causing the same trauma to finances and children. Santa Rosa Press Democrat 2/13/16

Associate Professor of Biology Vance Vredenburg was one of several biologists who spoke at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science last week about their work to save amphibian species. Smithsonian.com 2/13/16; Science 2/12/16

Theater pioneer Richard Reineccius, who founded the Julian Theatre in 1965 with a group of SF State students, has passed away. San Francisco Chronicle 2/13/16

The 1968-69 strike at SF State is one of two civil rights demonstrations featured in the new documentary "Agents of Change." New York Amsterdam News 2/12/16


SF State student Andrew Conklin is featured on the new album "Blossoms" by Laurie Lewis. Tillamook Headlight Herald 2/12/16

This article references travel by an SF State professor. The College Fix 2/12/16

The first Black studies program in the U.S. was created at SF State. History 2/11/16

SF State researchers are among those discussing the efforts to control the deadly fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) at the AAAS Annual Meeting. Science Codex 2/11/16

Associate Professor of Biology Vance Vredenburg was among a group of scientists that in 2015 called upon the federal government to ban the importation of salamaders, resulting in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service taking action last month. AAAS 2/9/16


Kwong–Liem Karl Kwan, associate professor of counseling, is interviewed about the prevalence of child abuse in China. The Diplomat 2/11/16 

Dominic Caserta, political science lecturer, is mentioned in this article about the Santa Clara City Council. The Santa Clara Weekly 2/11/16  Caserta is also a possible Santa Clara mayoral candidate. Marin Independent Journal 2/8/16

Research conducted by Psychology Professor David Matsumoto, published in the journal "Applied Psychology," found that individuals experiencing anger, contempt and disgust are more likely to act and behave in a hostile manner toward those with whom they disagree. Medical Daily 2/10/16

Lewis DeSoto, professor of art, recently published a book of photographs titled "Empire." Napa Valley Register 2/10/16

John Sullivan, professor of management, discusses seven rules for job interview questions that result in great hires. Harvard Business Review 2/10/16

Kenneth Paap, professor of psychology, is interviewed about bilingualism and its impact on executive function. The Atlantic 2/10/16

Alum Natalie Shaheen, a former engineer and tech executive, is the founder and owner of Josephine Homes, a luxury design business in San Francisco. Forbes 2/10/16

Alum Larry Moore died as he attempted to rescue his wife from sneaker waves on the coast of Pacifica. SF Gate 2/10/16

SF State is among a number of Bay Area colleges and universities that supports the Oakland Promise Initiative, a program that guarantees CSU admission to any Oakland student who meets the minimum requirements.  The Pioneer 2/11/16

SF State's first gay fraternity, Delta Lambda Phi, is back on campus after a 24-year hiatus. SFist 2/10/16

This article references black activism on the SF State campus during the 60s. The Bradford Era 2/10/16


John Sullivan, professor of management, discusses the 10 productivity factors that predict employee turnover. HRM New Zealand 2/10/16

A series of studies conducted by Kimberly Tanner, professor of biology, revealed the inconsistency and inaccuracy of grades. Columbia Spectator Today 2/10/16

Sachi Cunningham, assistant professor of journalism, is quoted. Theinertia 2/9/16 

William Cochlan, senior research scientist at the Romberg Tiburon Center and a research professor of biology, comments on a possible federal fisheries disaster declaration and the need for more research dollars to study the high levels of toxic acid affecting Dungeness crabs.  ABC 2/9/16 

Alum, poet and playwright Marcus Gardley is interviewed about his new play. KQED-Monterey 2/10/16 (clip not available online); KQED-Monterey 2/9/16 (clip not available online)

Alum Nancy Lopez is a marketing assistant for OAC Services in Seattle. Daily Journal of Commerce 2/10/16

Alum, musician and bandleader Dan Hicks of the band Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks has died. All Access Music Group 2/9/16; Reno Gazette Journal 2/9/16

Alum Amy Carraba is returning to Sacramento's ABC affiliate as morning anchor. ABC 10 2/8/16

This opinion piece references a collaboration between SF State and An-Najah National University. The Jewish Press 2/9/16

The Afiara Quartet completed a residency at SF State. Oswego County Today 2/10/16

 


The California State University faculty union announced Monday that it would strike for five days across all 23 campuses if an ongoing contract dispute is not resolved by the middle of April. San Francisco Examiner 2/8/16; SF Gate 2/8/16; KCBS-AM 2/8/16 (clip not available online); KCBS-AM 2/9 16 (clip not available online)

Marketing Lecturer Neil Cohen shared his thoughts on Super Bowl commercials. KNX- 1070 CBS Los Angeles 2/8/16. (clip not available online)

John Sullivan, professor of management, discusses the 10 productivity factors that predict employee turnover. HRM Canada 2/9/16

Alum, musician and bandleader Dan Hicks of the band Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks has died. Nano News 2/8/16 

Alum Kateryna Bilyk describes her experience finding a job after graduation. Elite Daily 2/8/16

SF State is the repository of more than 15,000 ancestral remains of the Ohlone Indian tribe. KAET-PHX (PBS) 2/9/16 (clip not available online)


The California State University faculty union announced Monday that it would strike for five days across all 23 campuses, if an ongoing contract dispute is not resolved by the middle of April. Sacramento Bee 2/8/16; CBS Los Angeles 2/8/16; Los Angeles Times 2/8/16; KSBW-ABC 2/8/16 

Steven Choe, associate professor of cinema, is part of a new SF State research cluster focusing on violence, trauma and health. Daniel Bernardi, interim dean of the College of Liberal and Creative Arts, helped create the proposal for the cluster, which also includes Melissa Hagan, assistant professor of psychology, and Charmayne Hughes, associate professor of kinesiology. Chronicle of Higher Education 2/8/16 

Associate Professor of Africana Studies Shawn Ginwright, the author of “Hope and Healing in Urban Education," raises awareness about structural violence in schools. Worcester Telegram  2/8/16

Felix Kury, lecturer in Latina/Latino Studies, is interviewed about the recent arrest of four of the men linked to the 1989 execution of six Jesuit priests, a housekeeper and her teenage daughter on a university campus in San Salvador. Los Angeles Times 2/7/16

Charles Postel, associate professor of history, discusses the meaning of the political term  progressive. Time 2/5/16

SF State student Jehan Hakim participated in a recent "Meet a Muslim Community Conversation" and is featured in this article. San Francisco Chronicle 2/7/16

Alum, musician and bandleader Dan Hicks of the band Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks has died. The Washington Post 2/8/16; VVN Music 2/7/16SF Gate 2/6/16 

Alum John Blomster is a copywriter in public affairs office at Cal State Sacramento and a blogger. Sacramento Press 2/7/16

Alum and magician Christian Cagigal is the co-founder of the Fog City Magic Fest. Hoodline 2/7/16

Wendy Montgomery works with SF State's Family Acceptance Project and co-founded Mama Dragons, a support group that connects Mormon mothers of gay children. Slate 2/8/16 

A plan for a new Muni M-Ocean View subway line would serve the SF State community and surrounding area. San Francisco Examiner 2/8/16

Singer Jordin Sparks appeared at the Starkey Hearing Foundation hearing mission at SF State. Just Jared 2/8/16 

Family support and acceptance is critical for preventing depression and suicide in LGBTQ youth, and guidelines provided by SF State's Family Acceptance Project are mentioned in this op-ed. The Salt Lake Tribune 2/6/16

 


Erik Peper, professor of health education, discusses the physiologic effects of posture. Bloomberg Business 2/5/16  

Alum Lucille Lang Day is a writer and poet. KRCB 2/5/16

SF State and the California Music Center had a 30-year partnership hosting the annual Irving M. Klein International String Competition. The Examiner 2/5/16

A career fair at SF State is mentioned in the photograph caption. Financial Post 2/5/16

SF State has narrowed down proposals from developers for a new student and faculty housing project on Holloway AvenueSan Francisco Business Times 2/4/16

A new shopping center at the site of the now-demolished Candlestick Park will include an SF State satellite campus. WROC-ROC (CBS) 2/4/16 (clip not available online) 


Shawn Ginwright, associate professor of Africana Studies, notes that in cities like Oakland, profound, meaningful relationships with teachers are important in building students' skill sets as well as broadening the vision for their lives. New York Times 2/4/16

Alum Christopher P. Chatmon is executive director of the Oakland Unified School District's Office of African American Male Achievement, the country’s first department within a public school district that specifically addresses the needs of its most vulnerable children: black boys. New York Times 2/4/16

A recent study conducted by Ezequiel Morsella, associate professor of psychology, suggests our consciousness may not be as powerful or as in control of our thoughts as we think. The Daily Athenaeum 2/3/16

Charles Postel, associate professor of history, writes about the 2016 presidential campaign and issues of tolerance and intolerance. Religion & Politics 2/2/16 

The Pan African Film and Arts Festival features the documentary titled "Agents of Change," the story of a 1968 civil rights demonstration on the SF State campus. Los Angeles Times 2/4/16

A new shopping center at the site of the now-demolished Candlestick Park will include an SF State satellite campus. SF Gate 2/4/16

 


Amy Sueyoshi, associate dean of the College of Ethnic Studies, discusses the changing face of San Francisco's historically gay Castro district. The Guardian 2/2/16  

Alum Lyle Pearson is a film critic and enthusiast of Indian cinema. NYOOOZ 2/3/16; The Times of India 2/3/16 

Author Earnest Brawley is an SF State alum. Tracy Press 1/28/16

 


Jason McDaniel, assistant professor of political science, co-wrote this blog post that outlines the ways in which racism prevents action on inequality. Huffington Post 2/1/16

Belinda Reyes, associate professor of Latina/Latino Studies and director of the Cesar E. Chavez Institute at SF State, discusses San Francisco's changing Mission district and some of the difficulties Latino immigrants face in the U.S. KALW 2/1/16

Alum Hernan Jaramillo died during an altercation with police in 2013, and the city of Oakland recently settled a wrongful death lawsuit with his family. San Francisco Chronicle 2/1/16

Alum Elñora T. Webb is the president of Laney College in Oakland and is a finalist for the position of Chancellor of the North Orange County Community College District. Orange County Breeze 2/1/16

Students at about 20 schools, including SF State, are mounting campaigns demanding better pay for all campus workers, including students. Al Jazeera America 2/2/16


Professor of Biology John Hafernik leads a "citizen science" project tracking the spread of "zombie bees." CityLab 2/1/16

Joseph McBride, professor of cinema, is interviewed about the Academy Awards. NewsOK 2/1/16

This timeline of black activism on college campuses references the 1968-69 strike at SF State. New York Times 2/1/16

Alum Jacob Shafer has been hired as the marketing and communications coordinator at Mann Packing in Salinas. The Produce News 2/1/16

Alum and former model Marjorie Conrad is the writer and director of the new film "Chemical Cut." Beyond Chron 2/1/16

"3000 Nights," a film by SF State alum Mai Masri, will screen at the European Film Festival this week. iloubnan.info 2/1/16

The film "Agents of Change" includes footage from the 1968-69 strike at SF State. Eurweb 2/1/16

Dillon Delvo, executive director of the Little Manila Foundation in Stockton, is an SF State alum. Modesto Bee 1/30/16

Alum Vitka Eisen, a former heroin addict who now leads the nonprofit healthcare provider HealthRight 360, is profiled as a finalist for the San Francisco Chronicle's Visionary of the Year award. San Francisco Chronicle 1/30/16 

Alum and comedian Rex Navarrete is interviewed. KMAX-SAC 1/29/16 (clip not available online)

Alum and wine writer Steve Heimoff is the director of wine communications and education at Jackson Family Wines. Oregon Wine Press 1/26/16

Three women shared their experiences of sexual harassment by former SF State Physics and Astronomy Adjunct Professor Geoffrey Marcy after his resignation from UC Berkeley amid sexual harassment allegations. Women's Agenda 1/30/16

SF State's Family Acceptance Project has developed guidelines for families to help their LGBT children be safe and feel loved. Deseret News 1/29/16

A study conducted at SF State found that 17 percent of people are chronically late for work. WLTZ-NBC 1/29/16 (clip not available online)

 


January

Joseph McBride, professor of cinema, is interviewed about the Academy Awards. Los Angeles Times 1/29/16

John Sullivan, professor of management, reveals 10 ways to show investors your startup has good management. The Wall Street Journal 1/29/16

Jason McDaniel, assistant professor of political science, is among those who San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos blocks on his Twitter account. San Francisco magazine 1/28/16

Caitlin Ryan, founder and director of SF State's Family Acceptance Project, provides guidelines for parenting LGBT youth. Deseret News 1/28/16

Alum Marjorie Conrad recently made her directorial feature film debut with "Chemical Cut" at the Slamdance Film Festival. The Davis Clipper 1/28/16

Three women shared their experiences of sexual harassment by former SF State Physics and Astronomy Adjunct Professor Geoffrey Marcy after his resignation from UC Berkeley amid sexual harassment allegations. PhysOrg 1/29/16

A study conducted by SF State researchers found that 17 percent of the population is chronically late. WLTZ (NBC) 1/29/16 (clip not available online)

A partnership launched in 2008 between SF State and San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) has increased the number of freshman from SFUSD by 52 percent since the program began. Contra Costa Times 1/28/16

This op-ed notes that of the 23 California State University campuses, seven have had female presidents. San Jose Mercury News 1/27/16; Marin Independent Journal 1/27/16 


John Sullivan, professor of management, discusses preventive retention actions to keep employees on board. The Wall Street Journal 1/28/16

Alum, actor and activist Danny Glover stars in a new film titled "Agents of Change." EurWeb 1/28/16

Alum and magician Christian Cagigal is founder of the Fog City Magic Festival. KALW.org 1/28/16

Alum Ayse Ildeniz is the vice president and general manager for business development and strategy with Intel's New Devices Group. Marin Independent Journal 1/22/16


Photos created by Jassen Todorov, professor of music, are featured. The Weather Channel 1/26/16

Research conducted by SF State's Family Acceptance Project found that LGBT youth who undergo ex-gay (conversion) therapy are eight times more likely to commit suicide than their LGBT-accepted peers. GayRVA.com 1/26/16 


Alum, actor and activist Danny Glover stars in a new film titled "Agents of Change." Indie Wire 1/25/16 

Former student Andrea Lee is founder of Cultural Links to Academic and Social Success. Bay View 1/25/16


Professor Michael A. Goldman, chair of the biology department, contributed to this op-ed about big data and genetic research. The Wall Street Journal 1/21/16

SF State is mentioned in this interview about the 50th anniversary of the Trips Festival. KQED 1/21/16


Jason Bell, director of SF State's Project Rebound, is interviewed about the criminal justice system and education. My Central Jersey 1/2016

SF State students were among more than 100 students from 23 colleges and universities attending the annual Armenian Student Association retreat in early January. The Armenian Weekly 1/20/16

SF State is mentioned in this political blog. Huffington Post 1/21/16

A study conducted by SF State researchers assessed the effectiveness of a new personal activity intelligence app. Wall Street Journal 1/20/16

SF State is mentioned in this article about poet C.D. Wright. Boston Globe 1/20/16


The book "Running With Mother" has been assigned as a text in an SF State class. NewsDay 1/19/16

Assistant Professor of Political Science Marcela García-Castañon comments on Sunday's Democratic presidential primary debate. NBC News 1/18/16

SF State research has shown that LGBT youth who are rejected by their family are on average eight times more likely to attempt suicide. WTVR.com 1/18/16

Author Ernest Brawley is an SF State alum. Tracy Press 1/18/16

Alum, actor and activist Danny Glover spoke at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event in Lexington, Kentucky. Lexington Herald-Leader 1/18/16Lex18.com 1/18/16; WUKY 1/15/16

This op-ed piece references SF State President S.I. Hayakawa's actions during the 1968-69 strike. Daily Caller 1/18/16; Western Journalism 1/18/16

This article references former SF State baseball coach Augie Garrido. Jewish Business News 1/17/16

Lecturer of Biology Jonathan Stern discusses why sea lions have remained at San Francisco's Pier 39 for so long. San Francisco Examiner 1/16/16

New Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter was an offensive coordinator at SF State in 1985. WFLA.com 1/14/16

The new human resources director in Milpitas is an SF State alum. Daily Democrat News 1/14/16

Father Martin Felipe, the new pastor at St. Thomas More Parish in San Francisco, also serves as chaplain for the Catholic Newman Club at SF State. Catholic San Francisco 1/13/15


Robert Smith, professor of political science, comments on the GOP presidential race. KGO-SF (ABC) 1/15/16; KGO-SF (ABC) 1/14/16; KOFY-SF (ABC) 1/14/16 (clips not available online)

Following a June 2015 report in the journal Science by Vance T. Vredenburg, associate professor of biology, federal officials this week banned the import of salamanders. SF Gate 1/14/16 

John Sullivan, professor of management, discusses employee "off-boarding." Harvard Business Review 1/15/16

Laura Wayth, assistant professor of theatre and author of "The Shakespeare Audition: How to Get Over Your Fear, Find the Right Piece, and Have a Great Audition," is interviewed. Folger Shakespeare Library podcast 1/12/16 

Alum Ghazi Shami is the founder of EMPIRE, a digital music company. HipHop DX 1/14/16

This story highlights SF State alum Mohammad Zarif, Iran's Minister of Foreign Affairs, and his use of social media. CNBC World 1/14/16 (clip not available online)

SF State is mentioned in this blog about U.S. campuses with Israel studies programs. Jerusalem Post 1/14/16


The film “Revenant,” named an Oscar nominee today, features the work of alum Rich McBride, visual effects supervisor for Industrial Light & Magic. The movie won a Golden Globe Sunday. Indy Stat 1/14/16

Musician and alum Meg Sheehy is interviewed. Record Searchlight 1/13/16

Father Marvin Felipe is the chaplain for SF State's Catholic Newman Club. Catholic San Francisco 1/14/16

SF State is mentioned in this article about Santa Barbara City College's Running Start program. Santa Barbara Independent 1/14/16

SF State is the site of a FogNet sampling station that examines the chemical composition of coastal fog. Half Moon Bay Review 1/13/16


Caitlin Ryan, founder and director of SF State's Family Acceptance Project, is interviewed. Slate 1/12/16

Alum Nathan Van Zandt is raising funds to open a new brewing company in Santa Cruz called Shanty Shack Brewing. Santa Cruz Business Sentinel 1/11/16

Alum Rich McBride works for Industrial Light & Magic and was the visual effects supervisor for the Golden Globe-winning film "Revenant." Indy Stat 1/12/16

Alum Maria Hanafy is managing director of the recently opened Animated Storyboards office in Toronto. Animation Magazine 1/12/16


John Sullivan, professor of management, is quoted on workplace attendance issues. The Times of India 1/12/16

Alum Maria Hanafy is managing director of the recently opened Animated Storyboards office in Toronto. Below the Line 1/12/16

Prospective SF State student Billy Cruz discusses the process of selecting a college. This Youth Radio story was broadcast on NPR's Marketplace on stations throughout the U.S. Marketplace 1/11/16 


Gwen Sanderson, director of SF State's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, is interviewed. KCBS-AM 1/9/16. 1/10/16 (clip not available online)

Jason McDaniel, assistant professor of political science for SF State, comments on San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee's recent budget cuts. San Francisco Magazine 1/8/16 

An SF State cinema student named Diego who won a music video contest is interviewed. KLIV-am 1/10/16 (clip not available online)

SF State student Jeanine Otter attended San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee's inauguration to protest homelessness among students and others. Hoodline 1/8/16

This story references the apparently random shooting in September 2013 of SF State student Justin Valdez, killed by a fellow passenger on a light-rail vehicle in San Francisco. KQED 1/10/16

Phil Patent is president and chief operating officer of Las Vegas Coffee Investors. Vegas Inc 1/11/16

Alum Margaret McCarthy has been named interim director of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. San Francisco Examiner 1/11/16

Alum Robert Graeff is retiring from his position as superintendent of the Ramona Unified School District in San Diego County. Ramona Sentinel 1/10/16

Alum Patrick Perrine is an entrepreneur who created the DogTelligent app. GayStar Business 1/9/16

SF State is a setting in a new work of fiction by author Jennifer Longo. Bustle 1/8/16


Jason Henderson, professor of geography & environment, commented on Facebook's $1 million donation to help fund a study to improve transportation along the Dumbarton corridor.KQED 1/7/16 

Alum Mike Vasey co-authored the book "A Field Guide to Manzanitas: California, North America, and Mexico.” Bay Nature 1/7/16 

SF State faculty members were mentioned in this story about an upcoming anniversary celebration for the American Association of University Women. Monterey Herald News 1/8/16; Vallejo Times-Herald 1/8/16San Jose Mercury News 1/8/16Daily Democrat 1/8/16; The Reporter.com 1/8/16; Marin Independent Journal 1/8/16 

A stabbing occurred near the SF State campus. San Francisco Examiner 1/7/16KTVU 1/7/16 (clip not available online) 


Patti Solomon-Rice, assistant professor in the department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, has been reappointed to the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board by California Governor Brown. California Newswire 1/6/16

Ryan Howell, associate professor of psychology, conducted research that shows people are happier when they seek new experiences instead of possessions. Communities Digital News 1/6/16

Former SF State student Justin Callier recently opened the North End Social Club in Tacoma. Tacoma Weekly 1/7/16

SF State is included in this round-up article about cyber-security. Executive Biz 1/7/16 


This article discusses sexual harassment in the field of astronomy and mentions former SF State Physics and Astronomy Adjunct Professor Geoffrey Marcy. The Atlantic 1/6/16

Alum, actor and playwright Aaron Davidman wrote the play "Wrestling Jerusalem," which will kick off the Mosaic Theater Company's "Voices from a Changing Middle East" festival in Washington D.C. Broadway World 1/6/16

Alum Joshua Van Buskirk is accused of arson. San Jose Mercury News 1/6/16; Contra Costa Times 1/5/16 

This article cites the 2010 SF State study that found that around half of all gay relationships are open. Breitbart News 1/6/16

This article cites a study examining the effects of posture conducted with SF State students. Sarasota Herald-Tribune 1/5/16


Students at SF State challenged a pouring rights contract that would have given a beverage company exclusive rights to sell its products on campus. BeyondChron 1/5/16

SF State alum Maha al Ghunaim is co-founder, vice chair and CEO of Global Investment House in Kuwait, and according to CNN, is one of six women "shaking up the Middle East's business world in 2016."  CNN 1/5/16

Alum and musician Joe Louis Walker, who was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2013, recently released his 25th album. Almanac Weekly 1/4/16

A study conducted by SF State researchers found that 17 percent of people are chronically late for work. WCIA-CBS 1/4/16 (clip not available online)

Members of San Francisco band and record label Wave Dweller met at the Depot on the SF State campus. Bay Bridged 1/4/16


A study conducted by Kenneth Paap, professor of psychology, refuting the hypothesis that bilingualism enhances general executive brain function has stirred controversy. Salon 1/4/16

Andrew Harris has been named dean of SF State's College of Liberal & Creative Arts. Chronicle of Higher Education 1/3/16

Criminal Justice professors Alex Gerould and Jeff Snipes co-authored a book with former NFL star Kermit Alexander exploring Alexander's personal tragedy and redemption.  CSNBA 12/25/15 (clip not available online).

A claim made by SF State student Niall McPolin that he was attacked by a bear while skiing in Lake Tahoe was apparently a hoax.  Belfast Telegraph 1/2/16

Students at SF State challenged a pouring rights contract that would have given a beverage company exclusive rights to sell its products on-campus. San Francisco Chronicle 12/31/15

As part of the "100 Voices Strong" campaign, SF State students were interviewed by creators of a new app called Flyy that allows people to create anonymous posts about sexual violence. Huffington Post 12/29/15

An SF State student named Tony volunteered to serve meals to the homeless on Christmas Day. KTVU-SF (Fox) 12/25/15; KCBA-Monterey (Fox) 12/25/15 (clips not available online).

SF State alum Bob Graeff is superintendent of the Ramona Unified School District in San Diego County. San Diego Union-Tribune 1/2/16

Former SF State student Kathy Bramwell Ostram recalls the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival. Digital Journal 1/1/16

Alum Robin Winston is now a morning traffic reporter for KRON News in San Francisco. TV News Check 12/31/15

SF State alum and journalist Ben Fong-Torres is featured in this article. SF Gate 12/29/15

Former SF State student Peter Coyote, one of the founders of "The Diggers" movement in San Francisco during the 1960s, is interviewed. CNN 12/26/15 (clip not available online)

SF State alum and actor Jeffrey Tambor is interviewed on Fresh Air.  WDET 12/31/15; KQED-FM 12/30/15; WNYC-FM 12/30/15; WAMU-FM 12/30/15; KNPR 12/30/15; WHYY 12/30/15; WDET 12/30/15; WESA-FM 12/30/15; KUT 90.5 12/30/15; Capital Public Radio 12/30/15; KNOW-FM 12/30/15; WBEZ-FM 12/30/15; NPR-U.S. Cable 12/30/15; Milwaukee Public Radio 12/30/15  (clips not available online)

Toxic mercury has been found in the fog that rolls in to San Francisco from the Pacific Ocean. The FogNet project captures fog samples for analysis and SF State is the site of the one the sampling stations. SF Gate 1/4/16

This article mentions a study by SF State researchers that found that LGBTQ young people who were rejected by their families were eight times more likely to attempt suicide. Global Viral News 1/3/16

This article cites the 2010 SF State study that found that around half of all gay relationships are open. The Daily Beast 1/1/16

The oral histories of workers who built the Golden Gate Bridge were recorded for the 50th anniversary of the span in 1987 and are preserved in SF State's Labor Archive and Research Center. J Weekly 12/31/15

SF State's gospel choir is mentioned in this article about Bay-area musician Mike Blankenship.  The Bay Bridged 12/23/15