SF State in the News 2019

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


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August

Professor Emeritus of Asian American Studies Laureen Chew commented on a plan to name a Chinatown subway station after political activist Rose Pak. KTVU 8/21/2019

Associate Director for Science Engagement at the Estuary and Ocean Science Center Mike Vasey discussed a new study that maps the history of West Coast wetlands. Marin Independent Journal 8/20/2019

Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto commented on a popular video of a woman’s reaction to trying kombucha for the first time. The New York Times 8/20/2019

Professor of Communication Studies Joseph Tuman commented on President Trump’s current position on gun control legislation. KTVU 8/20/2019 (clip not available)

Professor Emeritus Robert Cherny’s book “Victor Arnautoff and the Politics of Art” was referenced in an article about a controversial historical mural at George Washington High School in San Francisco. KALW 8/20/2019; San Francisco Chronicle 8/19/2019

Associated Students Interim Executive Director Horace Montgomery and Assistant Tatiana Ramos discussed what SF State is doing to ensure students have access to nutritious food. KAWL 8/20/2019

Alumna Thien Ly Maria Phan is a new fourth grade teacher at Sassarini Elementary in Sonoma. Sonoma Index-Tribune 8/19/2019

Plumas County Upward Bound students will visit SF State as part of their college tour. Plumas News 8/21/2019 https://www.plumasnews.com/local-students-prepare-for-their-future/

The San Francisco FogCam, which is located on the SF State campus, will be shut down at the end of August. Smithsonian 8/21/2019; SFist 8/20/2019; Sky News 8/20/2019 (This story was featured on 32 news sites.)

A study conducted by SF State researchers about posture and mood was referenced in a news segment about the psychological effects of posture. KPLA 8/20/2019 (clip not available)


Professor of Humanities George Leonard discussed performing with his band Sha Na Na. WYPR-FM 8/17/2019; KUOW-FM 8/17/2019; KWMU-FM 8/16/2016 (clips not available) (This story aired on 17 radio stations.)

Alumni Jeff Schwartz and Dan Wong discussed shutting off the San Francisco FogCam, which is located on the SF State campus. NPR 8/19/2019; KRON 4 8/18/2019; KGO-TV 8/18/2019 (clip not available) (This story was featured in seven news outlets.)

Alumnus Peter Coyote was interviewed about life in 1960s San Francisco in an episode of the television series “The Sixties.” CNN 8/18/2019 (clip not available)

A study by researchers at SF State about the psychological impact of focusing on positive memories was discussed in a radio segment. KPLA 8/18/2019 (clip not available)

A documentary about left-wing activism in the 1960s mentioned campus protests at SF State. CSPAN3 8/18/19 (clip not available)

The establishment of the College of Ethnic Studies at SF State was mentioned in a radio show. KGO-AM 8/16/2019 (clip not available)

A recently settled lawsuit that alleged an environment of anti-Semitism at SF State was discussed during a summit sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice. CSPAN 8/15/2019


Professor Emeritus Robert Cherny and alumnus and actor Danny Glover were referenced in multiple articles about a controversial historical mural at San Francisco’s George Washington High School. San Francisco Chronicle 8/16/2019; SFGate 8/16/2019

Professor of Humanities George Leonard discussed performing at Woodstock with his band Sha Na Na. PRI 8/15/2019; NPR 8/15/2019; WNYC 8/15/2019 (clips not available)

Alumnus and journalist Jose Antonio Vargas spoke at a school in Mountain View that was named after him. KPIX 8/15/2019

Alumnus and athlete Mike Jarecki will be inducted into Vintage High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Napa Valley Register 8/15/2019

Alumnus and business owner Frank Kubler was featured in the Martinez Business Spotlight. Martinez Gazette 8/14/2019

The 1968 student strike and the establishment of the College of Ethnic Studies at SF State were mentioned in an article about a proposal to mandate ethnic studies for all CSU students. The New York Times 8/16/2019


Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies Program Assistant Kathy Bruin was recently named director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at SF State. The Chronicle of Higher Education 8/14/2019

Lecturer of Journalism Emil Guillermo wrote an article about how universities can be sanctuaries in a chaotic world. Diverse: Issues in Higher Education 8/14/2019

SF State was listed as a partner with a nonprofit and the city of San Francisco in a story about public safety cameras being installed in a Chinatown neighborhood. KCBA 8/14/2019; KTVU 8/14/2019 (clips not available)

The establishment of the College of Ethnic Studies at SF State was mentioned in an article about a proposal to mandate ethnic studies for all CSU students. Spectrum News 1 8/14/2019 (clip not available)


Professor Emeritus Robert Cherny commented on a controversial historical mural at George Washington High School in San Francisco. USA Today 8/14/2019 ; Desert Sun 8/14/2019; Coshocton Tribune 8/14/2019 (This story was published on 10 news sites.)

Alumnus and actor Danny Glover commented on plans to remove a controversial historical mural at George Washington High School in San Francisco. SF Gate 8/13/2019; Breitbart 8/13/2019

The establishment of the College of Ethnic Studies at SF State was mentioned in an article about a proposal to mandate ethnic studies for all CSU students. Bakersfield California 8/14/2019; The Chronicles of Higher Education 8/13/2019; Los Angeles Times 8/13/2019 (This story was published on 14 news sites.)

SF State was mentioned in an interview about the work the California Student Aid Commission is doing to help students fund higher education. KGO-AM 8/13/2019 (clip not available)


Assistant Professor of Biology Robyn Crook discussed neurological and emotional responses to pain in humans and animals. Easton Caller 8/12/2019

Alumna Nicole Maxali discussed her new comedy series “Good Vibes,” which premiered at the 42nd Asian American International Film Festival in July. Inquirer.net 8/13/2019

Alumna Tiffany Antol is the new planning director for the City of Flagstaff, Arizona. Arizona Daily Sun 8/13/2019

Alumnus and actor Danny Glover commented on plans to remove a controversial historical mural at George Washington High School in San Francisco. KPIX 5 8/12/2019

SF State student Justin Russell discussed working with Marin TV. Marin Independent Journal 8/12/2019

SF State student “Zoldt” discussed legally selling cannabis at this year’s Outside Lands music festival. Fairfield Daily Republic 8/12/2019

Multiple articles discussed former SF State student Brandon Lee’s work with human rights organizations in the Philippines. KTVU 8/12/2019; Inqurer.net 8/13/2019

The establishment of the College of Ethnic Studies at SF State was mentioned in an article about a proposal to mandate ethnic studies for all CSU students. Los Angeles Times 8/13/2019

SF State research on vehicle temperatures was referenced in an article about a Georgia coroner’s warning about leaving children in hot cars. WALB 8/12/2019

A study by researchers at SF State about a person’s physical energy levels after work was referenced in a radio segment. KPLA-FM 8/12/2019 (clip not available)

A letter to the editor mentions the closure of the Confucius Institute on the SF State campus. The Press Democrat 8/11/2019


Professor of Health Education Erik Peper discussed how posture effects mood in an article about a new phone app for monitoring stress. The Miami Herald 8/12/2019

A study by researchers at SF State about a person’s physical energy levels after work was referenced in a radio segment. KPLA-FM 8/9/2019 (clip not available)

Professor of History Marc Stein discussed the Stonewall riots and their place in the history of LGBTQ activism in a radio interview. NPR 8/9/2019 (clip not available)

Alumnus Austin Scott was interviewed about his starring role in the Broadway production of “Hamilton.” KCBA 8/11/2019 (clip not available)

Alumna Michelle Peixinho was featured in a “Women of Distinction”-themed article for her work in Northern New Mexico communities. Rio Grande Sun 8/10/2019

Several articles discussed former SF State student Brandon Lee’s work with human rights organizations in the Philippines. San Francisco Chronicle 8/11/2019; SFist 8/9/2019; ABC-7 8/9/2019 (This story was published on five news sites.)

An article about a scholarship for individuals who’ve demonstrated leadership in the LGBTQ community mentioned that SF State students are eligible. ABC 7 8/11/2019

An argument about dreadlocks between SF State students was referenced in an opinion article about political correctness on university campuses. The Union 8/11/2019


SF State and the University of California, San Francisco received a $14.8 million National Institutes of Health grant to continue the SF BUILD (Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity) program. KRON 4 8/8/2019

Professor of History Marc Stein discussed the Stonewall riots and their place in the history of LGBTQ activism in a radio interview. WNYC 8/9/2019; NPR 8/9/2019 (clip not available)

School of Public Affairs & Civic Engagement Lecturer James Dudley discussed how law enforcement job candidates can improve their interview techniques. PoliceOne 8/8/2019

Alumnus Austin Scott was interviewed about his starring role in the Broadway production of “Hamilton.” KCBA 8/8/2019 (clip not available)

A study by researchers at SF State about a person’s physical energy levels after work was referenced in a radio segment. KPLA-FM 8/8/2019 (clip not available)

Former SF State student Brandon Lee discussed the dangers of his work with human rights organizations in the Philippines. Business Insider 8/9/2019; San Francisco Chronicle 8/8/2019


Director of the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies Persis Karim commented on Trump administration travel ban policies in an article about their impact on one family. Tampa Bay Times 8/8/2019

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Carolina DeRobertis was listed as a signatory to a letter requesting the end of inhumane conditions at the border. The National Herald 8/7/2019

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Studies Carina Gallo co-wrote an article about the differences between the Swedish and U.S. justice systems that are illustrated by the case of rapper A$AP Rocky. The Philadelphia Inquirer 8/7/2019

An SF State wildlands studies program was mentioned in an article about the Vashon Nature Center in Washington. Vashon Maury Island Beachcomber 8/7/2019

A study conducted by researchers at SF State about the dangers of high vehicle temperatures was mentioned in multiple articles about not leaving children alone in cars. Denton Record Chronicle 8/8/2019; VN Express 8/8/2019

Alumnus Igor Litvak was interviewed about managing his late mother’s Russian restaurant in San Francisco. J. Weekly 8/7/2019

Alumna Elmy Bermejo was appointed regional director of Northern California for the Office of the Governor. Imperial Valley News 8/7/2019

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, an alumnus, was recently sanctioned by the Trump administration. The Washington Post 7/31/2019

SF State’s Poetry Center was mentioned in an article about artists grappling with Japanese American incarceration and internment during World War II. Literary Hub 8/8/2019


Associate Professor of Economics Phil King discussed how beach cities could better plan for potential flooding. Phys Org 8/6/2019

SF State student Eli Burg discussed his experience at a Sonoma County summer camp forced to relocate by last year’s wildfires. J Weekly 8/6/2019

Alumnus Austin Scott was interviewed about his starring role in the Broadway production of “Hamilton.” KTVU 8/6/2019

SF State’s Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability will present the exhibit “Patient No More: People with Disabilities Securing Civil Rights” at a museum in Lake County. Lake County News 8/6/2019

An SF State study on the interior air temperature of vehicles was referenced in a story about the legality of breaking car windows when a pet is inside the vehicle. WWL 8/7/2019


Alumnus Steve McFarland was inducted into the NBC World Series Hall of Fame. The Wichita Eagle 8/6/2019

A study by researchers at SF State about the psychological impact of focusing on positive memories was discussed on a radio segment. KPLA-FM 8/5/2019 (clip not available)

The recent closure of the Confucius Institute at SF State was discussed in multiple news outlets. KCBS-AM 8/5/2019; KQED-FM 8/5/2019 (clips not available)

SF State was mentioned in an article about the real estate market in popular San Francisco neighborhoods. San Antonio Express 8/5/2019


Professor of Biology Jonathon Stillman discussed the potential for some marine life to survive climate change. BBC News 8/5/2019

Assistant Professor of International Relations Anthony Pahnke wrote an opinion article about the impact of Trump administration policies on farming in the U.S. The Fayetteville Observer 8/5/2019

Lecturer for the School of Design Robb Godshaw discussed demonstrations outside the San Francisco headquarters of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. KQED News 8/3/2019

A study by Associate Professor of Psychology Kevin Eschleman about the psychological impact of having a hobby was discussed on a radio segment. KPLA 8/3/2019 (clip not available)

Lecturer for the School of PACE Carol Silverman discussed homeowner association rules in a story about a legal dispute that’s headed to the California Supreme Court. Palms Springs Desert Sun 8/2/2019

The recent closure of the Confucius Institute at SF State was discussed in multiple news outlets. San Francisco Chronicle 8/5/2019; KGO-SF 8/2/2019 (clip not available)

Alumna Olivia Griffin was interviewed about her career in fashion. Louisville Business First 8/5/2019

A recently settled lawsuit that alleged an environment of anti-Semitism at SF State was discussed. Fox News 8/4/2019 (clip not available)


Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin commented on the Democratic Party’s approach to selecting justices to fill future vacancies on the U.S. Supreme Court. The Hill 8/2/2019

Associate Vice President for International Education Yenbo Wu discussed the recent closure of the Confucius Institute on the SF State campus. San Francisco Examiner 8/1/2019

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, an alumnus, was recently sanctioned by the Trump administration. Sputnik International 8/2/2019; NDTV 8/1/2019; The Jamestown Sun 7/31/2019

Alumnus Michael Watenpaugh was appointed interim superintendent for the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District. The Community Voice 8/2/2019

Alumna and San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck was the subject of a profile. El Tecolote 8/1/2019

An executive order outlawing the practice of LGBTQ conversion therapy, signed by North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, cited an SF State study on the impact of practicing such therapy. WCTI 12 8/2/2019


Assistant Professor of International Relations Anthony Pahnke wrote an opinion article about the impact of Trump administration policies on farming in the U.S. Hawaii Tribune Herald 8/1/2019

Professor of Management Ronald Purser’s new book, “McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality,” received a review. Evening Standard 8/1/2019

Associate Professor of History Sarah Crabtree discussed the difference between the Puritans and the Pilgrims. History 7/31/2019

Professor of Communications Studies Joe Tuman discussed former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s performance during Wednesday’s 2020 Democratic Party presidential debate forum. KCBS-AM 7/31/2019 (clip not available online)

Alumnus Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, was recently sanctioned by the Trump administration. The National 8/1/2019; Jewish Journal 7/31/2019

An SF State study on the interior air temperature of vehicles was referenced in a story about a two-year-old who died in a daycare van in Florida. The Epoch Times 7/31/2019

The 1968 SF State student strike was mentioned in an article about a conversation between former U.S. Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. CNN 7/31/2019; WTVA 7/31/2019


July

Associate Professor of Race and Resistance Studies Rabab Abdulhadi was mentioned in opinion articles about academics involved in the Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Mosaic 7/30/2019; Commentary 7/29/2019

Alumnus and sound engineer Dan Horton’s career was discussed in an article about his relationship with the musician Lady Gaga. Oprah Magazine 7/30/2019; Yahoo Entertainment 7/31/2019

SF State was listed as one of several universities that are moving away from requiring standardized test scores for admission. Miami Herald 7/31/2019

The 1968 SF State student strike was mentioned in an article about former U.S. President Richard Nixon’s 1969 visit to San Francisco. San Francisco Chronicle 7/31/2019

An article about several families who sued a New York school district over anti-Semitic behavior in students mentioned a recently settled lawsuit that alleged an environment of anti-Semitism at SF State. San Diego Jewish World 7/30/2019

An SF State study on the interior air temperature of vehicles was referenced in a story about a Texas mother who left her infant son in a running vehicle. The Epoch Times 7/30/2019

 


Former Director of the Confucius Institute on the SF State campus Jiaxin Xie and Associate Vice President for International Education Yenbo Wu discussed the recent closure of the institute. Taiwan News 7/30/2019; Janesville Gazette 7/30/2019; The Bakersfield Californian 7/29/2019 (This story was published on 11 news sites.)

Alumnus Jonas Rivera, a producer for Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” commented on working on the film. WWOR-TV 7/30/2019 (clip not available)

Alumnus and sound engineer Dan Horton’s career was discussed in an article about his relationship with the musician Lady Gaga. E News 7/30/2019

 

 


Former Director of the Confucius Institute on the SF State campus Jiaxin Xie and Associate Vice President for International Education Yenbo Wu discussed the recent closure of the institute. Los Angeles Times 7/29/2019

A study about the psychological impact of having a hobby conducted by Associate Professor of Psychology Kevin Eschleman was discussed on a radio segment. KPLA-FM 7/29/2019 (clip not available online)

Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin discussed his organization Pack the Courts, which aims to expand the number of U.S. Supreme Court justices. USA Today 7/28/2019

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on how U.S. Senator Kamala Harris has built her political career. USA Today 7/26/2019

An Oregon prison is using Professor of Urban Studies and Planning Raquel Pinderhuges’ Roots of Success, an environmental literacy and work readiness program, to prepare inmates for life in the green economy. Oregon Business 7/24/2019

Alumna Marni Shapiro was recognized for over 40 years of work as a kindergarten teacher. J. Weekly 7/29/2019

Alumnus Jonas Rivera, a producer for Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” commented on working on the film. KSMO-TV 7/28/2019; WCTX-TV 7/28/2019; WLVI-TV 7/27/2019 (clips not available online) (This story was featured on six television stations.)

An SF State study on the interior air temperature of vehicles was referenced in a story about the death of twin infants left in a vehicle. The Epoch Times 7/28/2019

SF State film and theater students assisted with an experimental television show about the influence television has on binge drinking in teens. Salon 7/27/2019


Professor of Management Ronald Purser was interviewed about his new book, “McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality.” The Nation 7/25/2019

Professor of History Marc Stein discussed Philadelphia’s LGBTQ history in an article about wedding photographs of a gay couple from 1957. NBC News 7/25/2019

An essay by Associate Professor of Asian American Studies Wesley Ueunten is featured in the book “Trans-Pacific Japanese American Studies.” Nichi Bei 7/18/2018

Alumna Senait Hailemariam recently served as a moderator for “Still We Rise: A Conversation with Young Leaders,” a panel featuring young leaders discussing their future. KQED FM 7/25/2019 (clip not available online)

Alumna Allyson Erick commented on the production of the film “A Star Is Born.” Latin Times 7/26/2019


Professor Emeritus of Geology Ray Pestrong discussed seashore geology. KQED FM 7/24/2019

SF student Harrison Duff commented on the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s “Transit Bundling” program. San Francisco Examiner 7/24/2019

Alumna and Enterprise for Youth founder Glady Thacher celebrated her 90th birthday along with the 50th anniversary of the organization’s founding. San Francisco Chronicle 7/24/2019

A study conducted by researchers at SF State about the dangers of high vehicle temperatures was mentioned in multiple articles. The Epoch Times 7/25/2019; The Epoch Times 7/24/2019


The late Associate Professor of History Dawn Mabalon’s book about Filipino American labor organizer Larry Itliong was discussed in an article about Filipino American history. Smithsonian Magazine 7/24/2019

Professor Emeritus Robert Cherny’s book “Victor Arnautoff and the Politics of Art” was referenced in an article about a controversial historical mural at George Washington High School in San Francisco. NTD 7/22/2019

SF State was mentioned in a letter to the editor about creating housing and jobs in San Francisco. The Daily Journal 7/24/2019


A recent Facebook post by Associate Professor of Race and Resistance Studies Rabab Abdulhadi was mentioned in an article about the BDS movement. World Israel News 7/23/2019

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel discussed multiple San Francisco ballot measures that were removed from the upcoming November ballot. San Francisco Chronicle 7/22/2019

Research on the psychological impact of purchasing consumer goods conducted by Professor of Psychology Ryan T. Howell was referenced in an article about the habits of successful people. Forbes 7/22/2019

Professor of Management Ronald Purser discussed the mindfulness and wellness movement in an article about technology-assisted mindfulness practices. Big Think 7/22/2019; Huck Magazine 7/19/2019

Professor of Biology Katharyn Boyer is part of a research team at the Estuary & Ocean Science Center examining whether an endangered plant can help wildlife escape rising sea levels. San Francisco Examiner 7/20/2019

Associate Professor of Urban Studies Tony Sparks discussed policing techniques for dealing with homeless people with mental illness. KPFA 7/16/2019

Emeritus faculty member Mitchell Marks commented on Oregon’s plan to allow school children to use mental health days as excused absences. KCBS AM 7/23/2019 (clip not available)

President Emeritus Leslie E. Wong commented on the political climate surrounding Chinese immigration. Los Angeles Times 7/22/2019; KGO AM 7/22/2019 (clip not available)

Alumnus Ken White discussed his career with the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA. San Mateo Daily Journal 7/20/2019

Alumna Florence Makita Hongo discussed living in an internment camp during World War II and the establishment of the Asian American Curriculum Project. Nichi Bei 7/18/2019

An article about the recent increase in U.S. tariffs on China mentioned that applications to SF State by Chinese freshmen have declined. Los Angeles Times 7/23/2019

A study conducted by SF State researchers about posture and mood was referenced in a news segment about the psychological effects of posture KPLA 7/22/2019 (clip not available)


President Emeritus Leslie E. Wong discussed his experience traveling abroad amidst the U.S. government’s increasing pressure on Chinese academics. Los Angeles Times 7/22/219

Professor of Management Ronald Purser was interviewed about his new book, “McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality.” Big Think 7/22/2019

An opinion article about the Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement mentioned a Facebook post by Associate Professor of Race and Resistance Studies Rabab Abdulhadi. The Algemeiner 7/22/2019

Professor of Cinema Daniel Bernardi was the executive producer of the short film “Guy Hircefeld, a Guy with a Camera,” which will have its California premiere at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. J. Weekly 7/19/2019

Graduate student Kelly Santos and research technician Melissa Patten wrote an article about their work with an endangered plant species at SF State’s Estuary and Ocean Science Center. San Francisco Examiner 7/20/2019

Alumnus Ken White is retiring after 17 years as executive director of the Peninsula Humane Society in Burlingame. San Mateo Daily Journal 7/20/2019

Alumnus Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, was mentioned in a discussion about tensions between Iran and the U.S. FOX News 7/20/2019 (clip not available online)

The baseball community mourned the loss of the first African American Red Sox player, Elijah “Pumpsie” Green, an alumnus of SF State. Honolulu Star-Advertiser 7/19/2019

An article about habits of successful people mentioned SF State research on the link between purchasing experiences and happiness. Forbes 7/22/2019

A decline in transfer students from China to SF State was mentioned in an article about the effects of President Donald Trump’s China policies on California public universities. Los Angeles Times 7/22/2019

SF State research on how quickly temperatures can rise in cars was referenced in discussions of the heat wave currently affecting the eastern and central U.S. KHOG 7/21/2019 (clip not available online); The New York Times 7/20/2019


Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin commented on billionaire Tom Steyer’s presidential bid. San Francisco Examiner 7/18/2019

Research on the psychological impact of purchasing consumer goods conducted by Professor of Psychology Ryan T. Howell was mentioned. CNBC 7/18/2019

Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin wrote an article about the Republican Party’s approach to democracy. Salon 7/10/2019

The legacy of alumnus and Native American artist and activist Marvin Oliver was detailed in a biographic article. Indian Country Today 7/19/2019

The baseball community mourned the loss of the first African American Red Sox player, Elijah Jerry Green, an alumnus of SF State. The Richmond Standard 7/18/2019; The Sharon Herald 7/18/2019

Former SF State student Jocelyn Enriquez discussed her music career. San Francisco Chronicle 7/18/2019

The 1968 SF State student strike was mentioned in multiple news stories about Bay Area history. KPIX-TV 7/18/2019; KOFY-TV 7/18/2019 (clip not available); KGO-SF 7/16/2019

An article about how donations could accelerate the public’s acceptance of cryptocurrencies mentioned a $25 million gift to SF State from alumnus Chris Larsen in the digital currency XRP. San Francisco Business Times 7/18/2019


Labor Studies Lecturer Bill Sokol discussed the pros and cons of a proposed Assembly bill that could affect workers in California. USA Today 7/17/2019

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on the U.S. House of Representatives’ vote against a presidential impeachment resolution. KPIX 7/17/2019 (clip not available)

Lecturer of Political Science David E. Lee was mentioned in an article about the impact of affirmative action in higher education. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 7/17/2019

The legacy of alumnus and Native American artist and activist Marvin Oliver was detailed in a biographic article. Seattle Times 7/17/2019

A published letter of support for filmmaker and activist Kevin Epps, who faces murder charges, mentions that he attended classes at SF State. San Francisco Bay View 7/17/2019

A study conducted by researchers at SF State about the dangers of high vehicle temperatures was mentioned in multiple articles. The Epoch Times 7/18/2019  ; NTD 7/17/2019

A study by researchers at SF State about the impacts of LGBTQ “conversion therapy” was referenced in an article about the practice in some Jewish communities. The Times of Israel 7/18/2019


Professor of Geography & Environment Jason Henderson commented on a plan to ban cars from a block of Octavia Boulevard. The San Francisco Chronicle 7/17/2019

Professor of Management Ronald Purser discussed the mindfulness and wellness movement in an article about technology-assisted mindfulness practices. New Statesman 7/17/2019

Several groups have petitioned California State University Chancellor Timothy White about a Facebook post by Associate Professor of Race and Resistance Studies Rabab Abdulhadi. The Algemeiner 7/17/2019

Lecturer for the School of Public Affairs & Civic Engagement Jim Dudley commented on hit-and-run vehicle crashes in California. The Mercury News 7/15/2019; Vallejo Times Herald 7/16/2019

Researchers from SF State are part of a NASA research program that will examine human space exploration and science. KPBS 7/16/2019; KUSI 7/15/2019

Director of the Health Equity Institute Jesus Ramirez-Valles commented on a study about the effects of income on health. NPR 6/28/2019

Alumnus and singer Johnny Mathis was interviewed about his musical career and growing up in San Francisco. Daily Herald 7/17/2019

Alumnus and athlete Jerry Smith discussed the coaches and mentors that helped him succeed. Napa Valley Register 7/16/2019

Alumna Hillary Strobel is running for a seat on the Longview City Council. Longview Daily News 7/17/2019

The closure of SF State’s Data Center Monday was discussed. KCBA 7/16/2019; KTVU 7/16/2019 (clips not available)


Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on two proposed ballot measures that would increase taxes on San Francisco’s business and technology industries. Wired 7/16/2019

Alumna and playwright Aureen Almario discussed her recent production “Sigsaw: A Shadowplay.” Inquirer 7/16/2019

Alumnus and actor Danny Glover discussed growing up in San Francisco and attending SF State during an interview about his new film, “The Last Black Man in San Francisco.” KCBA 7/15/2019; KTVU 7/15/2019 (clips not available)

Researchers from SF State are part of a NASA research program that will examine human space exploration and science. FOX 5 7/15/2019

Late SF State faculty member Mary Lewis was mentioned in an article about U.S. Senator Kamala Harris. The New Yorker 7/15/2019

An article about the Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland discussed the life of Michela Gregory, an SF State student who died in the fire. East Bay Times 7/15/2019

The closure of the Confucius Institute at SF State was mentioned in an article. The Epoch Times 7/15/2019

A recently settled lawsuit that alleged an environment of anti-Semitism at SF State was mentioned during the Combating Anti-Semitism Summit held in Washington, D.C., Monday. CSPAN 7/15/2019


Professor Emeritus Robert Cherny commented on a controversial historical mural at George Washington High School in San Francisco. San Francisco Chronicle 7/13/2019

Several groups have petitioned California State University Chancellor Timothy White about a Facebook post by Associate Professor of Race and Resistance Studies Rabab Abdulhadi. The Algemeiner 7/12/2019

SF State students with the EDvance program helped create a large sculpture that is now on display in Cape Town, South Africa. News 24 7/13/2019; All Africa 7/12/2019

Alumnus and actor Donald Lacy discussed his education and the foundation of the Lovelife Foundation.  KPIX-SF 7/14/2019 (clip not available)

Alumna and paleontologist Lisa White was featured on an episode of the television show “Bill Nye the Science Guy.” KAZA-TV 7/14/2019 (clip not available)

Alumnus Mark Felicetti reminisced about fellow alumna and actress Kate Linder. Tolucan Times 7/12/2019

The 1968 SF State student strike was mentioned in a story about ABC News coverage of the Bay Area over the past 70 years. ABC7 7/15/2019

A book drive organized by SF State students in the 1960s, which helped fund the establishment of a Freedom School in Selma, Alabama, was mentioned in an interview with poet and activist Gloria House. WKBD-TV 7/13/2019 (clip not available)


Several groups have petitioned California State University Chancellor Timothy White about a Facebook post by Associate Professor of Race and Resistance Studies Rabab Abdulhadi. Jewish Press 7/12/2019; The Algemeiner 7/11/2019; Before It’s News 7/11/2019 (This story was featured in 10 news outlets.)

SF State students with the EDvance program helped create a large sculpture that is now on display in Cape Town, South Africa. Independent Online 7/12/2019; Ground Up 7/12/2019

A study conducted by researchers at SF State was referenced in an article about a recently discovered lily fossil. Daily Mail 7/12/2019

A study conducted by researchers at SF State was referenced in an article about the dangers of leaving pets and children in hot cars. The Epoch Times 7/12/2019


Alumni and artists Maysha Mohamedi and Maureen St. Vincent discussed their friendship and careers. New Times 7/11/2019

Alumna Maria L. Heredia was appointed to the Chabot-Las Positas Community College Board of Trustees. The Independent 7/11/2019

The establishment of the College of Ethnic Studies at SF State was mentioned in an article about a proposal to mandate ethnic studies for all CSU students. The Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley Journal 7/10/2019

A study conducted by researchers at SF State was referenced in an article about the dangers of leaving pets and children in hot cars. Duluth News Tribune 7/11/2019; Perham Focus 7/10/2019; The Red and Black 7/9/2019


Professor of Political Science Ron Hayduk discussed the history of allowing non-citizens to vote in the U.S. Pacific Standard Magazine 7/10/2019

A study on the psychological effects of smartphone usage by Professor of Health Education Erik Peper was referenced in an article about how the technology impacts children. The Sun 7/10/2019

Labor Studies Lecturer Bill Sokol commented on a proposed Assembly bill that could affect workers in California. CAL Matters 7/9/2019


Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Jimmy Bagley discussed the impact of overtraining muscles when preparing for running. Runner’s World 7/8/2019

Professor of Management John Sullivan commented on the waning popularity of summer jobs for college students. KCBS 7/8/2019 (clip not available)

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on 2020 Democratic Party presidential candidate Eric Swalwell’s choice to step out of the race. KPIX-SF 7/8/2019 (clip not available)

Former student Patricia Cherry discussed her life and career as an artist in a biographical article. The Union Democrat 7/8/2019

The 1968 SF State student strike and the establishment of the College of Ethnic Studies were mentioned in an article about efforts to archive articles from the San Francisco Bay View newspaper. San Francisco Bay View 7/8/2019


Professor of International Relations Kathleen McAfee commented on lawmakers’ attempts to slow tropical deforestation. Lost Coast Outpost 7/8/2019

Professor of Communications Studies Joseph Tuman commented on California Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed plan to modify the state’s utility wildfire fund. The Los Angeles Times 7/8/2019

Professor of Earth & Climate Sciences Mary Leech discussed the earthquake that hit Southern California July 5. KCBA 7/7/2019; KRXI 7/7/2019; KTVU 7/7/2019 (clips not available)

Associate Professor of Economics Phil King discussed how beach cities could better plan for potential flooding. The Los Angeles Times 7/7/2019

Labor Studies Lecturer Bill Sokol commented on a proposed Assembly bill that could affect workers in California. Times of San Diego 7/6/2019

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on fundraising numbers for 2020 Democratic Party presidential candidates. KCAL 9 7/6/2019 (clip not available)

Alumnus Vester Lee Flanagan, who is alleged to have killed two reporters on live TV in Virginia, was profiled on the television show “20/20.” OWN 7/7/2019 (7/7/2019)

Alumnus Joel Haddad was interviewed about his local restaurant, Morning Due Café. KQED 7/6/2019; KQET 7/6/2019 (clips not available)

Alumna Susie Lee discussed co-founding the mobile dating application Siren. WGBY 57 7/6/2019 (clip not available)

Alumnus Charles Hall, inventor of the modern waterbed, was mentioned on the podcast “Stuff You Should Know.” KEX-AM 7/5/2019 (clip not available)

The role of alumnus Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, in negotiating the nuclear deal between the U.S. and Iran was discussed. Asharq Al-Awsat 7/6/2019; KFI AM 7/5/2019 (clip not available);

SF State was featured in a segment on San Francisco Pride. KPIX 7/7/2019 (clip not available)

A study conducted by SF State researchers about posture and mood was referenced in a news segment about the psychological effects of posture. KPLA-FM 7/5/2019 (clip not available)

SF State was mentioned in an article about a new policy that could help students get accepted into otherwise full California State University campuses. Bakersfield 7/7/2019

The establishment of the College of Ethnic Studies at SF State was mentioned in an article about a proposal to mandate ethnic studies for all CSU students. The Sacramento Observer 7/5/2019


Labor Studies Lecturer Bill Sokol commented on a proposed assembly bill that could affect workers in California. Coachella Valley Independent 7/4/2019

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on fundraising numbers for 2020 Democratic Party presidential candidates. KPIX 7/3/2019; WTAJ 7/3/2019 (clip not available online)

Professor of Management Ronald Purser discussed his new book, “McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality.” KQED 7/3/2019

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell M. Jeung and Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies Eric Mar co-edited the book “Mountain Movers: Student Activism & the Emergence of Asian American Studies.” Rafu Shimpo 7/3/2019

Professor of History Marc Stein discussed the Stonewall Riots and their place in the history of LGBTQ activism. CSPAN 3 7/2/2019 (clip not available)

Professor of History and Director of the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability Catherine Kudlick discussed an early alternative to braille on a podcast. 99 Percent Invisible 7/2/2019

Alumnus Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, was interviewed about his role in negotiating the nuclear deal between U.S. and Iran. The New York Times 7/4/2019

Alumnus Joel Haddad was interviewed about his local restaurant, Morning Due Café. KQET 7/4/2019 (clip not available)

Alumnus Leo Tellez was appointed winemaker by Ackerman Family Vineyards. Napa Valley Register 7/4/2019


Labor Studies Lecturer Bill Sokol commented on a proposed assembly bill that could affect workers in California. Long Beach Post 7/1/2019

SF State was mentioned in an article about a new policy that could help students get accepted into otherwise full California State University campuses. Ed Source 7/3/2019

Alumnus Mark Safran recently joined the Dewberry Geospatial and Technology Services Group. Point of Beginning Magazine 7/3/2019

 


Labor Studies Lecturer Bill Sokol commented on a proposed assembly bill that could affect workers in California. Lost Coast Outpost 7/2/2019

Professor Emeritus Lee Jenkins discussed the history of LGBTQ activism and life in the community. KPFA 6/30/2019

Alumnus Terry Riley performed at the Stanford Jazz Festival on Sunday. San Francisco Classical Voice 7/2/2019

An article about how donations could accelerate the public’s acceptance of cryptocurrencies mentioned a $25 million gift to SF State from alumnus Chris Larsen in the digital currency XRP. The Daily Dot 7/2/2019

Alumnus and radio show host Jonathan Overby discussed the opera “Porgy and Bess” by George Gershwin. WPR 7/2/2019

Alumnus LeRoid David discussed moving from the San Francisco Bay Area to Sacramento due to the increased cost of living. The Guardian 7/2/2019

Alumnus and singer Johnny Mathis was interviewed about his musical career and growing up in San Francisco. Times Leader 7/1/2019


Professor Emeritus Robert Cherny commented on a controversial historical mural at George Washington High School in San Francisco. The Mercury News 6/29/2019

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on Joe Biden’s presidential campaign following the first debate of the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primary. KNTV 6/28/2019 (clip not available online)

Alumni Ernie Calderon and Joe Barnett discussed traveling to China with an SF State cinema class to film a documentary. Xinhua 6/30/2019; WN 6/30/2019

Alumnus and Director of K-12 at United Way Bay Area Larry Berry discussed his career. KOFY 6/30/2019 (clip not available online)

Alumnus Aaron Davis discussed his life before and after graduation. Ventura County Star 6/29/2019

Alumnus Estevan Lopez discussed his student loan debt in a news segment. KRON 4 6/28/2019

An unnamed former SF State student discussed her career working in the technology industry and the safety of living in San Francisco. The Guardian 7/1/2019

SF State was named as one of the first universities to establish an Asian American studies program in an article about the need for more such programs. NBC Bay Area 6/30/2019

A picture of SF State was featured alongside a story about a recent audit of the California State University system. SFGate 6/29/2019


June

Assistant Professor of Political Science Rebecca Eissler discussed the first debate of the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primary, which was held on Wednesday. KGO 6/27/2019; KOFY 6/27/2019 (clips not available online)

Professor of History Marc Stein discussed his recently published book “The Stonewall Riots: A Documentary History.” KQED 6/27/2019

A recently settled lawsuit that alleged an environment of anti-Semitism at SF State was mentioned in a graduation speech at the University of California, Los Angeles. The Algemeiner 6/28/2019

An article about legislation surrounding LGBTQ “conversion therapy” in Utah referenced a study by SF State’s Family Acceptance Project about the impacts of the practice. KUER 6/27/2019

SF State was named as one of the first universities to establish an Asian American studies program in an article about the growing need for more programs like it. NBC News 6/27/2019


Professor of Jewish Studies Eran Kaplan discussed a new book on Zionism. KALW 6/27/2019

Associate Professor of Race and Resistance Studies Rabab Abdulhadi’s involvement in a recently settled lawsuit that alleged an environment of anti-Semitism at SF State was discussed in an opinion article. The Jerusalem Post 6/26/2019

Assistant Professor of Political Science Rebecca Eissler discussed the first debate of the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primary last night. KOFY TV 6/26/2019 (clip not available online)

School of Music Professor Jassen Todorov was a winner in the 2019 National Geographic Travel Photography Contest. HyperAllergic 6/25/2019; GQ Australia 6/17/2019; BBC News 6/14/2019 (This story was published on 10 news sites.)

Director of the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies Persis Karim discussed the history of Iranians in higher education in the U.S. PRI 6/7/2019

Alumni Shannon and Spence Koehler discussed living in San Francisco and forming their band, the Stone Foxes. Tahoe Weekly 6/26/2019

A recently settled lawsuit that alleged an environment of anti-Semitism at SF State was mentioned in a graduation speech at the University of California, Los Angeles. Jewish Journal 6/26/2019

 


Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies Amy Sueyoshi commented on the attendance of the 2019 Queer History Conference held at SF State earlier this month. The Bay Area Reporter 6/25/2019

Professor of History Marc Stein discussed his recently published book, “The Stonewall Riots: A Documentary History.” The Bay Area Reporter 6/25/2019

Alumna and actor Janet Varney was interviewed about her comedy career. Lifehacker 6/26/2019

An article about an attempt to ban LGBTQ “conversion therapy” in Utah referenced a study by SF State’s Family Acceptance Project about the impacts of the practice. The Salt Lake Tribune 6/25/2019


A study on the psychological effects of smartphone usage by Professor of Health Education Erik Peper was referenced in articles about how the technology impacts children. Gadgets Now 6/25/2019; Telangana Today 6/24/2019; Times Now News 6/23/2019

Professor of Jewish Studies Marc Dollinger discussed the importance of change in Jewish history and identity during the final meeting of the Jewish Federation of the East Bay meeting last week. The Jewish News of Northern California 6/24/2019

Professor of History Eva Sheppard Wolf discussed the history of slavery in the U.S. KNPR FM 6/24/2019; KOPB FM 6/24/2019; Hawaii Public Radio 6/24/2019 (clips not available online) (This story was featured on 17 radio stations.)

Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin discussed the advantages and risks of adding additional justices to the U.S. Supreme Court. KGO AM 6/24/2019; KFI AM 6/24/2019 (clips not available online)

Student Alexander Hernandez was quoted in an article about the community organization TYME4CHANGE. KGET 6/25/2019

A 2008 lawsuit filed by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that alleged age discriminating hiring practices at SF State was mentioned in an article about ageism in higher education. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 6/24/2019


Professor of History Marc Stein discussed the Stonewall Riots and their place in the history of LGBTQ activism. Time 6/24/2019; Vice 6/24/2019; CSPAN 3 6/23/2019 (This story was featured in five news outlets.)

Assistant Professor of Journalism Jesse Garnier discussed commuting on his electric unicycle and his advocacy for electric vehicle transportation. San Francisco Chronicle 6/23/2019

Director for Housing, Dining and Conference Services Jeny Patino was quoted in an article about a new apartment complex in Petaluma. Petaluma Argus Courier 6/23/2019

Lecturer for the School of Public Affairs & Civic Engagement Jim Dudley discussed the fatal shooting of a Sacramento police officer. San Francisco Chronicle 6/21/2019

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Jimmy Bagley’s research on muscle fibers was discussed in an article about how muscle function can be used to predict longevity. Men’s Health 6/21/2019

Alumnus Charles Hall, inventor of the modern waterbed, was mentioned on the podcast “Stuff You Should Know.” KOGO-AM 6/23/2019; WAAF 6/23/2019; WOR-AM (clips not available online)

Researchers at SF State have partnered with other universities to study new methods to diagnose and treat Lyme disease. Science News 6/23/2019

A recently settled lawsuit that alleged an environment of anti-Semitism at SF State was discussed in a program about free speech. WCML 6/23/2019 (clip not available online)

 


Assistant Professor of Political Science Rebecca Eissler commented on the recent state audit of the California State University system. KTVU 6/20/2019

Alumna Darlene Plamenco is the new director of sales and marketing for the Westin Verasa hotel in Napa. Napa Valley Register 6/20/2019

A men’s health clinic that was once on campus at SF State was discussed in an article about educating men on sexually transmitted disease. Palm Springs Desert Sun 6/21/2019

San Francisco can now collect tax on parking fees for drivers who use SF State parking lots. KRON 6/21/2019 (clip not available online); San Francisco Chronicle 6/20/2019; SFGate 6/20/2019 (This story was covered by five news outlets)


School of Public Affairs & Civic Engagement Associate Professor Jasper Rubin commented on the community impact of the San Francisco Planning Commission’s 5M project. San Francisco Chronicle 6/20/2019

Professor Emeritus Robert Cherny commented on a controversial historical mural at George Washington High School in San Francisco. Reason Magazine 6/20/2019

A scholarship was created to honor former student and photographer Shaun Heffernan, who passed away last July. Press Republic 6/20/2019

Alumnus Charles Hall, inventor of the modern waterbed, was mentioned on the podcast “Stuff You Should Know.” KOGO AM 6/19/2019; WFLA AM 6/19/2019; WHAM AM 6/19/2019 (clips not available online) (This story was featured on seven radio stations.)

Alumnus Jonas Rivera, a producer for Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” commented on working on the film. Daily Democrat 6/18/2019; Daily Republic 6/18/2019; East Bay Times 6/17/2019 (This story was covered by seven news outlets.)

Alumna Jenn Takahashi discussed her popular “Best of NextDoor” Twitter account. The Intelligencer 6/18/2019; My Journal Courier 6/18/2019

Alumna Susan Matthews discussed her artwork and her history of living in Oakland. Alameda Magazine 6/12/2019

A study by SF State’s Family Acceptance Project was referenced in an editorial about how religious institutions shape the relationships between parents and their LGBTQ children. The New York Times 6/19/2019


A study by Caitlin Ryan, the director of SF State’s Family Acceptance Project, was referenced in an article about relationships between parents and their LGBTQ children. KTVU 6/18/2019

Professors of Cinema Joseph McBride and Steven Kovacs were listed as signatories on a letter calling for the restoration of a controversial building name at Bowling Green State University in Kentucky. Sentinel Tribune 6/18/2019

Professor of History Marc Stein discussed LGBTQ activism in the 1960s. WNYC 6/14/2019 https://www.wnyc.org/story/stonewall-histories/

Associate Professor of Kinesiology Maria Veri expressed support for basketball coach Lindsay Gottlieb’s new role as one of only two women coaches in the NBA. KGO 6/12/2019 (clip not available online)

Professor of Computer Science Dragutin Petkovic was interviewed about SF State’s new ethical artificial intelligence certificate program. KCBS-AM 6/9/2019 (clip not available online)

Alumnus Paul Kitagaki discussed his new book “Behind Barbed Wire.”Nikkei West 6/18/2019

Alumnus Dillon Delvo discussed learning about his Filipino heritage and working with the late Associate Professor of History Dawn Mabalon to found the community organization Little Manila Rising. Positively Filipino 6/11/2019

SF State hosted the 2019 Queer History Conference earlier this week. KTVU 6/17/2019; KCBA 6/17/2019 (clips not available online)


Assistant Professor of Biology Jason Cantley was part of a team of researchers who discovered a new plant species in Australia. Phys Org 6/18/2019

Professor of Cinema Joseph McBride criticized Bowling Green State University for removing a controversial building name. MassLive 6/17/2019

Professor Emeritus and alumnus Jeffery Chan was part of an effort to republish the book “No-No Boy.” Yes Magazine 6/17/2019

Alumna Jenn Takahashi discussed her popular “Best of NextDoor” Twitter account. SFGate 6/18/2019

Alumnus and actor Danny Glover was highlighted in the documentary “Robeson Effect,” which was featured at the San Francisco Black Film Festival Saturday. San Francisco Bay View 6/14/2019

SF State was listed as one of the three Bay Area universities with a low student debt burden in an article about the cost of attending Stanford University. Daily Republic 6/16/2019


Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto discussed ways to determine when someone is lying. Oxygen 6/17/2019

Professor of Psychology Jeffrey Cookston commented on how fatherhood has changed culturally in the U.S. Wired 6/16/2019

Alumnus Jonas Rivera, a producer for Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” discussed working on the film without former Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter. The Mercury News 6/17/2019

SF State was listed as one of the three Bay Area universities with low student debt burden in an article about the cost of attending Stanford University. Daily Democrat 6/15/2019

An opinion letter mentioned a recently settled lawsuit that alleged an environment of anti-Semitism at SF State. The Jewish News of Northern California 6/15/2019

 

 


Professor of History Marc Stein discussed LGBTQ activism in the 1960s.KQED 6/13/2019

Associate Professor of Kinesiology Maria Veri expressed support for American basketball coach Lindsay Gottlieb’s new role as one of only two women coaches in the NBA. ABC 7 News 6/12/2019

Alumnus Marcus Small celebrated his sixth anniversary as the senior pastor of Peoples Inter-Cities Fellowship on June 2. Post News Group 6/13/2019

Alumnus and actor Danny Glover’s history of activism at SF State was mentioned in an article about the film “The Last Black Man in San Francisco.” Rolling Stone 6/12/2019

SF State was listed as one of the three Bay Area universities with low student debt burden in an article about the cost of attending Stanford University. The Mercury News 6/14/2019


Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel discussed two proposed ballot measures that would increase taxes on San Francisco’s business and technology industry. San Francisco Chronicle 6/13/2019

Professor of American Indian Studies Andrew Jolivette was a keynote speaker for the San Francisco and Oakland Native American Health Centers’ second annual Culture is Prevention Summit for Native American youth. Indian Country Today 6/12/2019

Alumna Janice Madriaga was recognized for her work helping immigrants at the West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service Center. ABS-CBN News 6/13/2019

An SF State study that linked nostalgia with life satisfaction was mentioned in an article on ways to boost serotonin levels. Men’s Health 6/13/2019

A recently settled lawsuit that alleged an environment of anti-Semitism at SF State was mentioned in an article about a New York City office focused on preventing hate crimes. The New York Jewish Week 6/13/2019

An SF State professor was consulted on the history of artichoke farming in San Mateo County. Half Moon Bay Review 6/12/2019


A study on the psychological effects of smartphone usage by Professor of Health Education Erik Peper was referenced in an article on opioid abuse. Colorado Springs Independent 6/12/2019

Alumnus and Director of Player Personnel for the Canadian Football League David Turner discussed moving to Canada for the job. Edmonton Sun 6/11/2019

SF State research on vehicle temperatures was referenced in an article on the weather forecast for Clark County, Washington. The Columbian 6/11/2019

SF State has begun renovations on Cox Stadium. San Francisco Examiner 6/5/2019


An article about the Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland discussed the life of Michela Gregory, an SF State student who passed away in the fire. Los Angeles Times 6/11/2019

Alumna and co-founder of SF State’s Department of Women and Gender Studies Lani Ka'ahumanu discussed her sexuality and her efforts in LQBTQ activism. KQED 6/10/2019

Alumnus and Policy Director at the Anti-Recidivism Project Michael Mendoza discussed life after incarceration. KALW-FM 6/10/2019

A study by SF State researchers on the connection between diet and gut bacteria was referenced in an article about ways to improve gut health. My Body + Soul


Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin discussed the addition of justices to the U.S. Supreme Court during the 2019 American Constitution Society for Law and Policy convention held in Washington, DC. C-SPAN 6/7/2019

Professor of History Marc Stein discussed the history of LGBTQ activism in Philadelphia. WHYY-FM 6/5/2019

Alumna Tara Johnson was named vice president and director of branch operations and business development at Summit State Bank. North Bay Business Journal 6/7/2019

SF State’s Family Acceptance Project was referenced in an article about supporting parents and families of LQBTQ youth. LQBTQ Nation 6/10/2019

SF State research on vehicle temperatures was referenced in an article on the weather forecast for Brazos Valley, Texas. The Eagle 6/8/2019


Professor of Africana Studies Shawn Ginwright discussed his experiences helping students overcome trauma. WNYC 6/6/2019

A lecture by Associate Professor of Race and Resistance Studies Rabab Abdulhadi at the University of California, Los Angeles last month was referenced in a letter to the editor. Jewish Journal 6/6/2019

Alumna Samantha Wong’s restaurant Beep’s Burgers was referenced in an article about diners and hamburger restaurants owned by Asian Americans in San Francisco. San Francisco Chronicle 6/6/2019


Alumnus and reporter Bruce Fessier discussed his journalism career in a final article with the Palm Springs Desert Sun. Desert Sun 6/6/2019

Alumnus Jeff Becerra discussed his life and the reunion of his band Possessed. Louder 6/5/2019

Alumna and playwright Rachel Bublitz was interviewed about her new play “Ripped.” The Mercury News 6/5/2019


Executive Director of the Estuary and Ocean Science Center Karina Nielsen discussed the California Academy of Sciences’ “Snapshot Cal Coast” project. Marin Independent Journal 6/4/2019

Several organizations criticized the University of California Los Angeles’ response to a lecture by Associate Professor of Race and Resistance Studies Rabab Abdulhadi. The Algemeiner 6/4/2019

Alumna Lauren Bjelde discussed her band Royal Jelly Jive, which includes fellow alumnus Jesse Lemme Adams, ahead of a performance at the Railroad Square Music Festival. The Press Democrat 6/5/2019

The legacy of alumnus and Native American activist Richard Oakes was detailed in a biographic article. Daily Hawker 6/4/2019

SF State’s student-to-counselor ratio was mentioned in an opinion article about increased graduation rates in the CSU. The Sacramento Bee 6/5/2019


Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin discussed the advantages and risks of adding additional justices to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Nation 6/4/2019

Professor of Geography & Environment Jason Henderson discussed a proposal that would give San Francisco city staff additional authority to create protected bike lanes. San Francisco Examiner 6/3/2019

Several organizations criticized the University of California Los Angeles’ response to a lecture by Associate Professor of Race and Resistance Studies Rabab Abdulhadi. Jewish Journal 6/3/2019

Student Kaila Williams discussed the Philippines’ 2019 midterm elections. Philippine News 6/4/2019

SF State’s Family Acceptance Project was referenced in article about supporting parents and families of LQBTQ youth. Albuquerque Journal 6/4/2019


Research Professor of Biology William Cochlan wrote an editorial about his research on phytoplankton in San Francisco Bay. San Francisco Examiner 6/2/2019

A lecture by Associate Professor of Race and Resistance Studies Rabab Abdulhadi at the University of California, Los Angeles last month was referenced in an article about the Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The Algemeiner 6/2/2019

President Les Wong was profiled in an article detailing his career at SF State. Nob Hill Gazette 6/1/2019

Professor of Art Mark Johnson co-organized an exhibition at the Noguchi Museum in Queens, New York. The Wall Street Journal 6/1/2019

A sanctions motion submitted by Associate Professor of Race and Resistance Studies Rabab Abdulhadi in a lawsuit regarding an alleged environment of anti-Semitism at SF State was rejected. Jewish Journal 5/31/2019

A school in Mountain View will be named after alumnus and journalist Jose Antonio Vargas.The Washington Post 5/31/2019

The results of a recently settled lawsuit that alleged an environment of anti-Semitism at SF State were discussed in an article. The Algemeiner 6/2/2019

SF State’s location was referenced in an article about Target expanding store locations. Online Athens 6/1/2019


May

Lecturer of Nonprofit Management Laurie Earp received an honorary doctorate from Hebrew Union College. J. 5/31/2019

Lynn Mahoney, currently the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs for California State University, Los Angeles, was appointed as SF State’s new president. The Chronicle of Higher Education 5/30/2019

The University of California, Los Angeles Academic Freedom Committee expressed support of Associate Professor of Race and Resistance Studies Rabab Abdulhadi after other members of the campus community objected to a lecture by Abdulhadi. The Algemeiner 5/30/2019

Alumna and Oakland School Board member Roseann Torres was appointed co-chair of the statewide “Closing the Achievement Gap” initiative. Oakland Post 5/30/2019

Activism that led to the establishment of SF State’s College of Ethnic Studies was mentioned in article about an Asian American bookstore. The Bold Italic 5/30/2019

An opinion article on a documentary about Jewish baseball player Moe Berg discussed a recently settled lawsuit that alleged an environment of anti-Semitism at SF State. Townhall 5/31/2019


Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel discussed the relationship between California Governor Gavin Newsom and the state’s Democratic Party. Los Angeles Times 5/30/2019

Assistant Professor of International Relations Anthony Pahnke wrote an opinion article about monopolies in the food industry. Wisconsin State Farmer 5/28/2019

Student Kendra Twenter, who is pursuing a master’s degree in sexuality studies, discussed sex education in the U.S. KALW 5/19/2019

Alumna and agent Holly Page was interviewed on her birthday. Politico 5/30/2019

Alumna Suzanne Grodner is playing the role of Carole King’s mother in a tour of the musical “Beautiful.” San Francisco Examiner 5/29/2019

SF State’s location was mentioned in a list of the most-educated cities in the U.S. Beatrice Daily Sun 5/29/2019; Napa Valley Register 5/29/2019 Madison.com 5/29/2019 (This story was published in 22 news outlets.)

An article about LGBTQ “conversion therapy” referenced a study by SF State researchers about the impacts of the practice. Preen 5/30/2019

Two opinion articles discussed a recently settled lawsuit that alleged an environment of anti-Semitism at SF State. J. 5/29/2019; The Washington Times 5/29/2019

Nancy Pelosi was the keynote speaker for SF State’s 118th Commencement on Tuesday. San Francisco Chronicle 5/29/2019


Professor of Modern Languages & Literatures Midori McKeon will speak at the American River Conservancy’s 150th Wakamatsu Festival on June 6 in Placerville. Village Life 5/29/2019

Several students and professors at the University of California, Los Angeles objected after Associate Professor of Race and Resistance Studies Rabab Abdulhadi gave a lecture at the university. Jewish Journal 5/28/2019

Professor of Management Ronald Purser discussed the mindfulness and wellness movement in an article about technology-assisted mindfulness practices. Salon 5/28/2019

A 2010 case study co-authored by Professor of Marketing Gulnur Tumbat was referenced in article about mountain-climbing fatalities. CGTN 5/26/2019

Department of Journalism Lecturer James Wagstaffe discussed similarities between charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and a local police raid on a freelance reporter. SFGate 5/25/2019; San Francisco Chronicle 5/25/2019

Professor and Chair of Kinesiology Marialice Kern was quoted in an article about San Francisco’s first virtual reality gym. Dine 5/24/2019

Alumna Crystal Johnson has joined Rainbow Village in Duluth, GA as a success coach. Metro Atlanta CEO 5/29/2019

Alumnus Jimmy Ward discussed his upcoming film “Chance Encounter,” which premieres June 3. The Sand Paper 5/28/2019

Alumnus Jason Grow discussed an art show that featured his photographs of World War II veterans from Gloucester, MA. Gloucester Daily Times 5/26/2019

SF State held its 118th Commencement ceremony Tuesday, with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi as keynote speaker. Yahoo News 5/29/2019; ABC7 5/28/2019; KRON TV 5/28/2019 (This story was covered by 10 news outlets)

SF State recently launched a Virtual Reality Health Institute. VR 360 5/28/2019

SF State was mentioned in an article about San Francisco’s demographics. The Herald News 5/29/2019; The Anniston Star 5/28/2019; Index Journal 5/28/2019 (This story was covered in five news outlets.)

SF State’s Filipino commencement ceremony was an inspiration for a similar ceremony at the University of Hawaii. Hawaii Ahe 5/27/2019; Big Island Now 5/25/2019

A study conducted by researchers at SF State was mentioned in an article about the dangers of leaving pets and children in hot cars. Winston Salem Journal 5/27/2019

Anti-Semitic graffiti was found in a campus bathroom at SF State. The Algemeiner 5/24/2019; NPR 5/24/2019 (clip not available online) (This story was covered in five news outlets.)


Lynn Mahoney, currently the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs for California State University, Los Angeles, was appointed as SF State’s new president. Daily Republic 5/23/2019; The Chronicles of Higher Education 5/23/2019

Department Chair and Associate Professor of Latina/Latino Studies Katynka Martinez and Associate Professor of Race and Resistance Studies Jason Ferreira helped organize an event marking the 50th anniversary of a famous clash with police. El Tecolote 5/23/2019

Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies Rachel Gross discussed food and culture on an episode of the “Judaism Unbound” podcast. Judaism Unbound 5/23/2019

Dean of Ethnic Studies Amy Sueyoshi was quoted in a discussion of a new KQED advice podcast. KQED 5/23/2019 (clip not available online)

Assistant Professor of Sociology Valerie Francisco discussed cultural dynamics in Filipino employer-employee relationships. WAMU 5/23/2019 (clip not available online)

Several students and professors at the University of California, Los Angeles objected after Associate Professor of Race and Resistance Studies Rabab Abdulhadi gave a lecture at the university. Forward 5/23/2019

 An article about a fundraising event for filmmaker and activist Kevin Epps, who faces murder charges, mentions that he attended classes at SF State. Before It’s News 5/23/2019; San Francisco Bay View 5/23/2019

Anti-Semitic graffiti was found in a campus bathroom at SF State. Forward 5/23/2019

An exhibition titled “Arpilleras: Crafts by Refugee Women” that was held last month in the J. Paul Leonard Library was discussed in an article about healing through tradition. El Tecolote 5/23/2019


Lynn Mahoney, currently the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs for California State University, Los Angeles, was appointed as SF State’s new president. San Francisco Chronicle 5/22/2019; ABC7 5/22/2019; San Francisco Business Times 5/22/2019; (This story was covered by 11 news outlets.)

Lecturer of History Kyle Livie discussed the changes of culture and population in San Francisco since the time of the gold rush. KCBS AM 5/22/2019 (clip not available online)

Several students and professors at the University of California, Los Angeles objected after Associate Professor of Race and Resistance Studies Rabab Abdulhadi gave a lecture at the university. CBN News 5/23/2019 ; Cleveland Jewish News 5/22/2019; Jewish News Syndicate 5/23/2019

Alumna and elementary school teacher Sandy McGinnis discussed her new book “Extraordinary Birds.” Oakdale Leader 5/22/2019 

A report entitled “Housing, Pregnancy and Preterm Birth in San Francisco” written by researchers at SF State was referenced in an article about San Francisco’s launch of a new homeless shelter for pregnant women. San Francisco Examiner 5/23/2019

Anti-Semitic graffiti was found in a campus bathroom at SF State. The Jewish News of Northern California 5/22/2019 ; Jewish Journal 5/22/2019 

SF State will host the 2019 Queer History Conference next month. The Bay Area Reporter 5/22/2019 


Professor of Computer Science Dragutin Petkovic and Associate Professor of Philosophy Carlos Montemayor discussed a new SF State graduate certificate in ethical artificial intelligence. The Wall Street Journal 5/22/2019

Professor of American Indian Studies Melissa Nelson’s work on the link between health and the environment was referenced in an interview about nutrition in indigenous communities. Civil Eats 5/22/2019

Several students and professors at the University of California, Los Angeles objected after Associate Professor of Race and Resistance Studies Rabab Abdulhadi gave a lecture at the university. The Jerusalem Post 5/22/2019; Jewish Journal 5/21/2019

Associate Professor of Race and Resistance Studies Jason Ferreira, Professor Emerita Laureen Chew and alumni Jimmy Garrett and Jerry Varnado discussed the impact of the 1968 SF State student strike. WBUR 5/21/2019 

Assistant Professor of Sociology Valerie Francisco discussed cultural dynamics in Filipino employer-employee relationships. KOPB FM 5/21/2019; WBUR FM 5/21/2019 (clips not available online)

School of Public Affairs & Civic Engagement Lecturer James Dudley wrote an article about ways police departments can prepare for protests. PoliceOne 5/20/2019

Alumna and playwright Rachel Bublitz discussed the premiere of her new play “Ripped.” San Francisco Chronicle 5/22/2019

Alumna Samhita Mukhopadhyay, the executive editor of Teen Vogue, was referenced in an opinion article about the magazine’s political slant. The Epoch Times 5/21/2019

A clip from SF State’s annual fashion show, “Runway 2019: Kaleidoscope,” was shown in a news broadcast. ABC7 5/9/2019 (clip not available online)


Assistant Professor of Biology Robyn Crook discussed neurological responses to pain in humans and animals. News Medical 5/21/2019; KRGW 5/20/2019; WESM 5/20/2019; Hawaii Public Radio 5/20/2019  

Assistant Professor of Sociology Valerie Francisco discussed cultural dynamics in Filipino employer-employee relationships. KUHF FM 5/20/2019 (clip not available online)

SF State student Giovann Pierre Fox received a Colma Citizens Scholarship earlier this month. FilAm Star 5/21/2019

Alumnus and actor Danny Glover was the keynote speaker for Virginia Union University’s 120th commencement. Richmond Free Press 5/18/2019

SF State was mentioned in an article about plans to build more student housing in San Francisco. SFGate 5/21/2019; San Francisco Chronicle 5/21/2019

A 2012 study conducted by SF State researchers about posture and mood was referenced in an article about the effects of posture. PS News 5/20/2019

SF State was mentioned in a discussion about student success in higher education. KABC-AM 5/20/2019 (clip not available online)


Research by Professor of Health Education Erik Peper on the link between posture and math performance was referenced in an article about strategies for helping children improve in math. Science News for Students 5/20/2019

Associate Professor of Urban Studies Tony Sparks discussed issues surrounding homelessness. Huffington Post 5/19/2019

Lecturer of Journalism Emil Guillermo discussed the legacy of architect I.M. Pei and Asian Pacific Islander History Month. Diverse: Issues in Higher Education 5/19/2019

Assistant Professor of Sociology Valerie Francisco discussed cultural dynamics in Filipino employer-employee relationships. NPR 5/19/2019; WNYC- FM 5/18/2019; KPBS-FM 5/18/2019

(clips not available online) (This story was featured on nine radio stations.)

Associate Professor of Latina/Latino Studies Jeff Duncan-Andrade will be the commencement speaker for Mendocino College. Ukiah Daily Journal 5/15/2019

Alumnus Charlie Hedgarty discussed his participation in the annual Bay to Breakers run in San Francisco. ABC7 5/18/2019

Alumnus Ken Colwell will become dean of the University of Houston-Victoria’s School of Business Administration. Victoria Advocate 5/18/2019 

Alumna and meteorologist Darla Givens discussed her education at SF State. KMAX-TV 5/18/2019 (clip not available online)

Alumna Cate Edelstein discussed being sexually assaulted at the Burning Man festival. Salon 5/17/2019

Alumna Eva Galperin discussed a recently exposed vulnerability in the WhatsApp application. USAA News 5/17/2019; Activist Post 5/17/2019


Dean of Ethnic Studies Amy Sueyoshi was quoted in a discussion of a new KQED advice podcast. WNYC 5/16/2019; WUNC FM 5/16/2019; KPBS 5/16/2019 (clips not available online) (This story was featured on seven radio stations.)

SF State’s School of Cinema was listed among the best film schools in the world. Variety 5/16/2019


Professor of Meteorology John Monteverdi discussed California weather patterns after Caltrans closed several highways this morning following snowstorms. KTVU 5/16/2019

Associate Professor of Asian American Studies Valerie Soe discussed Taiwanese culture and her new documentary “Love Boat: Taiwan,” which will be featured at this year’s CAAMFest. San Francisco Chronicle 5/15/2019 

Alumnus David Gropman was interviewed about his work as a production designer on Hulu’s adaptation of “Catch-22.” Backstage 5/16/2019 

Alumna Nicole Helfer is the choreographer for the San Francisco Playhouse production of “Cabaret,” which opens in June. Broadway World 5/15/2019 

Alumna Pauline Oliveros will be celebrated for her contributions to the experimental music movement of the 1950s with a series of events and performances later this month. Glasstire 5/15/2019

Alumna Catherine Larkin will take her new position as principal of Prestwood Elementary School in July. Sonoma Index-Tribune 5/15/2019 

Alumna Christina Lawrie was profiled for her work as a teacher at McCaffrey Middle School in Galt, California. Galt Herald Online 5/15/2019 

Alumnus Warren Avery is running for city council in Riverside, California. The Press-Enterprise 5/15/2019 

Alumnus Ken Colwell is the new dean of the University of Houston-Victoria’s School of Business Administration. Crossroads Today 5/15/2019 

A story about the mobile application Citizen referenced a shooting near SF State’s campus in February. ABC7 5/15/2019


Professor of Biology Gretchen LeBuhn discussed human impacts on biodiversity and her research on native and non-native plants in the Presidio. San Francisco Examiner 5/15/2019 

School of Journalism Lecturer James Wagstaffe commented on California’s journalist shield law following the raid of a freelance journalist’s home by San Francisco police last week. SFGate 5/14/2019 (article 1 of 2); SFGate 5/14/2019 (article 2 of 2); San Francisco Chronicle 5/14/2019 (article 1 of 2); San Francisco Chronicle 5/14/2019 (article 2 of 2) 

The late Associate Professor of History Dawn Mabalon’s book about Filipino American labor organizer Larry Itliong will have book tour stops in New York City and Washington, D.C. Inquirer.net 5/14/2019 

Alumnus Alexis Montevirgen was appointed president of Los Angeles Pierce College. Los Angeles Daily News 5/15/2019  

Alumna Dawn Monique Williams was hired by the Aurora Theatre Company as its first-ever associate artistic director. Broadway World Denver 5/14/2019

Alumnus Joseph White, a psychologist who worked to establish the Black Studies Program at SF State, was featured as part of a series on black mental health pioneers. Cassius 5/14/2019; WOL-AM News 5/14/2019 

Alumnus Craig Donovan announced he will be running for the position of first selectman of New Canaan, Connecticut. New Canaanite 5/14/2019 https://newcanaanite.com/election-2019-new-canaan-democrat-craig-donovan-files-papers-to-run-for-first-selectman-1129136

Alumna Soledad Castillo discussed her story of traveling to the U.S. and crossing the border alone as a young person. KALW 5/14/2019  

SF State was awarded research funding from the California Department of Fish & Wildlife through the Delta Water Quality and Ecosystem Restoration Grant Program. Fishing Wire 5/15/2019; Nor Cal Fish Report 5/14/2019; Yuba Net 5/14/2019  

SF State research on vehicle temperatures was referenced in articles about pet safety on high-temperature days. Carroll County Times 5/14/2019; The Baltimore Sun 5/14/2019 


Professor of Geography & Environment Jason Henderson commented on the launch of an on-demand SamTrans shuttle program that aims to provide bus service to low-density areas. KQED 5/13/2019

Alumnus Ethan Van der Ryn discussed the film “A Quiet Place,” for which he served as supervising sound editor. WWOR-TV 5/14/2019 (clip not available online)

Alumnus and designer Evan Kinori discussed the philosophy behind the garments he creates. 10 Magazine 5/13/2019 

Alumnus Steven Chin discussed the history of Japanese American basketball in the Bay Area. Nichi Bei Weekly 5/9/2019 

Alumna and painter Wo Schiffman will have her artwork on display through June at Atlantic Gallery in New York City. White Hot Magazine 5/13/2019 

An article about the various types of cryptocurrencies mentioned a $25 million gift to SF State from alumnus Chris Larsen in the digital currency XRP. Erie News Now 5/13/2019; WBBH-TV 5/13/2019; WLNE TV 5/13/2019 (This story was published in 12 news outlets.)


Professor of Communications Studies Joseph Tuman commented on a sales tax exemption backed by California Governor Gavin Newsom. Los Angeles Times 5/13/2019

Professor of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Dina Ibrahim was a jury member for the 2019 Newport Beach Film Festival. Newport Beach Independent 5/10/2019

Alumnus Harry Chuck’s new documentary “Chinatown Rising” was screened at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco on Thursday. San Francisco Chronicle 5/12/02019; SFGate 5/12/2019 

Alumnus Rex Navarrete discussed changing perceptions of Asian Americans in comedy and his own sources of inspiration. South China Morning Post 5/11/2019 

Alumnus Dan Chapman is the new CEO for the YMCA of San Joaquin. Caravan News 5/10/2019 

Alumnus Larry Chiaroni, a longtime evening news anchor, retired from KCBS. KCBS 5/10/2019 (clip not available online)

The Confucius Institute on the SF State campus recently closed after the Department of Defense declined to fund Chinese language learning programs at universities that operate such institutes. Academia Mag 5/13/2019  

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi will be the keynote speaker at SF State’s 2019 Commencement ceremony. Politico 5/13/2019  

The affordability of attending SF State was mentioned in an article about student debt burden in the Bay Area. The Mercury News 5/10/2019; East Bay Times 5/10/2019 

A proposal to restrict certain types of housing permits in a neighborhood near SF State was unsuccessful. San Francisco Business Times 5/10/2019


Department of Information Systems Professor Sameer Verma will present the keynote address at the 2019 Developing the Caribbean Open Data Conference and Code Sprint. Loop Jamaica 5/9/2019

Alumnus Harry Chuck discussed the making of his documentary “Chinatown Rising.” KTVU 5/9/2019 

Alumna Mary Lea Carroll discussed her travels and her book “Saint Everywhere: Travels in Search of the Lady Saints.” The Orange County Register 5/9/2019 ; Pasadena Star-News 5/9/2019 ; Los Angeles Daily News 5/9/2019  (This story was published in 10 news outlets.)

Alumna Lisa Moore Ramée was featured for her recent book “A Good Kind of Trouble.” KidLit411 5/10/2019 

Alumnus Jason Mendez discussed his new play “Supremacy,” which is playing at San Francisco’s EXIT Theatre. The Mercury News 5/10/2019 

Alumna Stephanee Whitely was accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Kosovo as an education volunteer later this month. The Daily Independent 5/10/2019

The Confucius Institute on the SF State campus recently closed after the Department of Defense declined to fund Chinese language learning programs at universities that operate such institutes. The PIE News 5/10/2019 

A man was stabbed in a dispute near SF State early Thursday morning. San Francisco Chronicle 5/9/2019 ; SFGate 5/9/2019 ; San Francisco Examiner 5/9/2019 

A study conducted by San Francisco State University was mentioned in an article about the dangers of leaving pets and children in hot cars. The Seattle Times 5/9/2019

The 1968 SF State student strike was referenced in an article about the long-running English/Spanish newspaper El Tecolote. SF Weekly 5/8/201


Professor of History Marc Stein discussed the Philadelphia LGBTQ community’s response to the 1976 American Bicentennial celebration. Philadelphia Gay News 5/2/2019 

Alumnus Eric Gibbs was profiled for his success as a plaintiff attorney. Law360 5/8/2019 

Alumnus Johnny Mathis reflected on his career ahead of a performance at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Pasadena Weekly 5/9/2019 

Alumna Lauren Bjelde discussed her band Royal Jelly Jive and her history with music. Good Times 5/8/2019 

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi will be the keynote speaker at SF State’s 2019 Commencement ceremony. The Hill 5/9/2019 

SF State’s status as a Hispanic Serving Institution was mentioned in an article about San Francisco City College becoming eligible for the program. San Francisco Examiner Online 5/8/2019


Associate Professor of Asian American Studies Valerie Soe discussed her new documentary “Love Boat: Taiwan,” which premiered Saturday at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. Taipei Times 5/9/2019 Cinema Escapist 5/6/2019 

School of Music Lecturer Lawrence Ferrara will perform in the 2019 Classical Guitar Concert Series at the Davis Arts Center. Davis Enterprise 5/8/2019 

Professor of Jewish Studies Marc Dollinger commented on anti-Semitism in the wake of a recent synagogue shooting. Jewish Press Tampa 5/7/2019 

 Alumnus Jose Antonio Vargas discussed his personal search for identity in his keynote speech at the 32nd annual Champions of Youth Breakfast in Mountain View. Los Altos Town Crier 5/8/2019

 Alumnus Justin Mott was interviewed about his photojournalism project “Kindred Guardians,” focused on documenting the last two northern white rhinoceroses. My Modern Met 5/7/2019


Professor of Labor Studies John Logan discussed a meeting between Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the managers of a Volkswagen plant. Chattanooga Times Free Press 5/6/2019

Jewish Studies Professor Marc Dollinger commented on the consequences of a cartoon in the New York Times that was criticized for being anti-Semitic. Sputnik International 5/5/2019 

Professor of International Relations Andrei Tsygankov’s latest book, “The Dark Double: US Media, Russia, and the Politics of Values,” received a review. 71 Republic 5/5/2019

Assistant Professor of Health Education Lara Cushing discussed the impact of China’s plan to reduce smog. Salon 5/5/2019 

Associate Professor of Psychology Amy Smith commented on the death of a San Quentin inmate on death row. NTD News 5/4/2019

Alumna Gina DelChiaro is joining the law firm Akerman LLP to lead its pro bono projects. Law360 5/5/2019 

Alumni George and Judy Marcus were interviewed about their careers and philanthropic pursuits, including their $25 million gift to SF State. Nob Hill Gazette 5/4/2019 

Alumna Heather Richard was named research projects coordinator at the Shaw Institute in Blue Hill, Maine. Bangor Daily News 5/3/2019 

Alumna and folk dancer Ruth Browns Gundelfinger is celebrating her 90th birthday. J. Weekly 5/3/2019

Sculptor Ruth Asawa, who received an honorary doctorate from SF State, was featured in a biographical article. HowStuffWorks 5/1/2019 

The costs associated with attending SF State were referenced in an opinion article about U.S. presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s free college proposal. San Francisco Chronicle 5/6/2019 ; SFGate 5/6/2019 

The 50th anniversary of SF State’s student strike, the establishment of the College of Ethnic Studies and the addition of a critical Pacific Islands and Oceania studies minor were highlighted in an article. AsAmNews 5/5/2019 

 


Assistant Professor of Creative Writing May-lee Chai wrote the foreword for an essay collection titled “Tresspass.” The Courier-Tribune 5/3/2019; Wilmington Star News 5/3/2019

Professor Emeritus Robert Cherny commented on a controversial historical mural at George Washington High School in San Francisco. NTD 5/3/2019

Professor of Jewish Studies Marc Dollinger commented on anti-Semitism in the wake of a synagogue shooting last week. The Jewish World 5/2/2019

Assistant Professor of Humanities David Peña-Guzmán discussed a technology-free reading course he teaches at SF State. Times Higher Education 5/1/2019

Alumnus Eric Monteiro will show his film “Fish Hook” as part of the Port Orchard Film Festival. Kitsap Daily News 5/3/2019

Alumnus Forrest Gander won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for his poetry collection “Be With.” Petaluma Argus Courier 5/2/2019

Alumnus Jonas Rivera, a producer for Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” discussed including an Oakland sports reference in the film. The Mercury News 5/2/2019

The 50th anniversary of SF State’s student strike and the establishment of the College of Ethnic Studies was mentioned in an article. The Guardsman 5/2/2019

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi will be the keynote speaker at SF State’s 2019 Commencement ceremony. The Hill 5/2/2019


Professor of Biology Katharyn Boyer’s research on eelgrass was mentioned in an article about efforts to protect against sea-level rise. Times Standard 5/1/2019; Redwood Times 5/1/2019

Professor of Biology Gretchen LeBuhn was quoted in a story about mass die-offs of insects. Bay Nature 5/1/2019

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Michael David Lukas won the 2019 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature for his novel “The Last Watchman of Old Cairo.” J. Weekly 5/1/2019

Sculptor Ruth Asawa, who received an honorary doctorate from SF State, was honored in yesterday’s Google Doodle. The Rafu Shimpo 5/1/2019 

Alumna and actress Annette Bening is nominated for a 2019 Tony Award for her starring role in the play “All My Sons.” Playbill 5/1/2019

Alumnus Johnny Chou was profiled in an article about baristas in Fort Worth, Texas. Fort Worth Magazine 5/1/2019

SF State will add a critical Pacific Islands and Oceania studies minor in the fall. SF Weekly 5/1/2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be the keynote speaker at SF State’s 2019 Commencement ceremony. Inside Higher Ed 5/1/2019; KTVU 5/1/2019 (clip not available online)


Associate Professor of Asian American Studies Wei Ming Dariotis discussed the use of the term “hapa” in the context of Native Hawaiian identity. NBC News 5/1/2019

Professor of Jewish Studies Marc Dollinger commented on anti-Semitism in the wake of a synagogue shooting last week. Times of Israel 5/1/2019; Jewish Telegraphic Agency 4/30/2019; STL Jewish Light 4/30/2019; Cleveland Jewish News 4/30/2019

Lecturer of Music Reuben Zellman is the director of New Voices Bay Area, a chorus for transgender, intersex and genderqueer singers. San Francisco Classical Voice 4/30/2019

Professor of Biology Katharyn Boyer’s research on eelgrass was mentioned in an article about efforts to protect against sea-level rise. Marin Independent Journal 4/30/2019

Sculptor Ruth Asawa, who received an honorary doctorate from SF State, is honored in today’s Google Doodle. The Independent 5/1/2019; MSN 5/1/2019; Evening Standard 5/1/2019 (This story was published in 12 news outlets.)

A documentary history of San Francisco’s Chinatown by alumnus Harry Chuck mentioned SF State’s 1968 student-led strike. San Francisco Chronicle 5/1/2019

Alumna Julie Huey was among the first graduating class of Fort Lewis College’s two-year teacher licensure program. The Journal 4/29/2019

The Confucius Institute on the SF State campus recently closed after the Department of Defense declined to fund Chinese language learning programs at universities that operate such institutes. Inside Higher Ed 5/1/2019

SF State was listed among universities under pressure to close their Confucius Institutes. Newsweek 4/30/2019

SF State is part of a coalition to research homelessness services in San Francisco. FastCompany 5/1/2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be the keynote speaker at SF State’s 2019 Commencement ceremony. KNTV 5/1/2019 (clip not available online)


April

President Les Wong was profiled in a feature article detailing his career in higher education. Diverse: Issues in Higher Education 4/29/2019

An article about liberal arts philanthropy in higher education referenced a gift to SF State from alumni George and Judy Marcus. Inside Philanthropy 4/30/2019

Alumnus Ed Arnow, a longtime KPIX reporter, died earlier this month. San Francisco Chronicle 4/29/2019; SFGate 4/29/2019

Alumnus and actor Danny Glover discussed an upcoming guest lecture at Folsom Lake College in Folsom, California. The Sacramento Bee 4/29/2019

Sculptor Ruth Asawa, who received an honorary doctorate from SF State, is honored in today’s Google Doodle. San Francisco Chronicle 4/29/2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be the keynote speaker at SF State’s 2019 Commencement ceremony. KRON4 4/30/2019

A suspect was placed in custody after a shelter-in-place order was issued on SF State’s campus yesterday. NBC Bay Area 4/29/2019; KRON4 4/29/2019


Associate Professor of Race and Resistance Studies Rabab Abdulhadi commented on a plan by U.S. President Donald Trump to reach peace between Palestinians and Israel. Anadolu Agency 4/28/2019

Professor and Chair of the Family Interiors Nutrition & Apparel Department Connie Ulasewicz discussed the Wear Movement, a project at SF State that aims to increase the life cycle of clothing. KRON4 4/27/2019

Professor of Labor Studies John Logan wrote an editorial about a worker strike against the supermarket chain Stop & Shop. MSN 4/24/2019

Alumnus J.P. Collins and his wife were profiled after a move from San Francisco to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 4/29/2019

Alumnus Prince Gomolvilas wrote the play “The Brothers Paranormal,” which will be staged at Theater Mu in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Star Tribune 4/29/2019

An article about how donations could accelerate the public’s acceptance of cryptocurrencies mentioned a $25 million gift to SF State from alumnus Chris Larsen in the digital currency XRP. Bitcoin Exchange Guide 4/29/2019

Alumna Tara Johnson is one of North Bay Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” notable young professionals for 2019. North Bay Business Journal 4/28/2019

A story about the job-training nonprofit Jewish Vocational Services mentioned a health care training partnership the organization has with SF State. KPIX 4/28/2019 (clip not available online)

Alumna Stephanie Plante joined the Marin Independent Journal’s editorial board as its public member. Marin Independent Journal 4/27/2019

Alumna Barbara Klutinis discussed her filmmaking career and current struggles with cancer in a profile. San Francisco Examiner 4/27/2019

Alumnus Frank Estigoy is the new postmaster for the city of Antioch, California. The Antioch Herald 4/26/2019

SF State was listed among the universities that receive the largest number of transferring students from Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, California. East County Today 4/28/2019


Professor of American Indian Studies Andrew Jolivette commented on a photo project in which Native Americans posed in the place of a controversial statue. El Tecolote 4/25/2019

Professor of Political Science James Martel discussed the concept of “authority” on a radio segment. KOPB 4/25/2019 (clip not available online)

Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies Amy Sueyoshi received the Phoenix Award from the Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community. Bay Area Reporter 4/24/2019

Alumnus Attaullah Nasib was profiled for his return to Afghanistan to run for parliament after living in the U.S. for years. Pacific Stand Magazine 4/25/2019

Alumnus Steve McCabe, an expert on succulents, discussed a newfound demand for the plants and the pressure it puts on endangered species. Monterey County Weekly 4/25/2019

Alumnus Ethan Evans is running for city council in Indianapolis, Indiana. Indianapolis Record 4/25/2019

Alumna Regina Louise’s experiences in the foster care system inspired a movie, “I Am Somebody’s Child.” The Weekly Challenger 4/25/2019

Alumna Frances McCormack’s artwork is being displayed in an exhibition at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art. Sonoma Sun 4/26/2019

An article about a push to establish a new California State University in Silicon Valley referenced partnerships between SF State and two local colleges. Palo Alto Daily Post 4/26/2019


Professor of Liberal Studies Tanya Augsburg discussed the upcoming feminist art exhibit she led the curation of, titled “F213.” East Bay Times 4/24/2019

A resolution was introduced to name the area in front of the California State Capitol after alumnus and former San Francisco Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr. CBS Sacramento 4/24/2019

Alumna and philanthropist Rebecca Eisen will receive the Magic Theatre’s 2019 Annual Sam Shepard Legacy Award. Artvoice 4/24/2019

An opinion article about after-school programs in California referenced an unnamed SF State student who attended one such program. San Francisco Chronicle 4/24/2019

An article about a push to establish a new California State University in Silicon Valley referenced the proximity of SF State. Climate Online Redwood City 4/24/2019


Professor of Liberal Studies Tanya Augsburg discussed the upcoming feminist art exhibit she led the curation of, titled “F213.” The Mercury News 4/24/2019

Professor Emeritus Robert Cherny commented on a controversial historical mural at George Washington High School in San Francisco. KQED 4/24/2019 (clip not available online)

University Police Department Chief Jason Wu will assume a new role as police chief for the city of Belvedere on May 1. Marin Independent Journal 4/23/2019

Professor of Labor Studies John Logan wrote an editorial about a worker strike against the supermarket chain Stop & Shop. The Hill 4/23/2019

Student Andrea Ramirez was referenced in an article about her father, an auto parts salesman who came to the U.S. from Mexico in 1992. Coastal View 4/24/2019

An annual charity hike organized by student Alex Schaller and his family will be held this Sunday in Ivoryton, Connecticut. Zip06 4/23/2019 

Alumna Kim Schuck was awarded an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowship. Broadway World 4/24/2019

Alumna and philanthropist Rebecca Eisen will receive the Magic Theatre’s 2019 Annual Sam Shepard Legacy Award. Broadway World 4/24/2019

Alumnus Ed Arnow, a longtime KPIX reporter, died earlier this month. East Bay Times 4/23/2019; The Mercury News 4/23/2019


Lecturer of Journalism Emil Guillermo wrote an editorial encouraging people to read Robert Mueller’s report on the 2016 election. Diverse: Issues in Higher Education 4/23/2019

School of Public Affairs & Civic Engagement Lecturer James Dudley wrote a column about “red flag” laws that would allow law enforcement to seize weapons from threatening individuals. PoliceOne.com 4/22/2019

The Great Sunflower Project, a citizen science initiative run by Professor of Biology Gretchen LeBuhn, will be featured on a PBS special on May 1. WOUB 4/22/2019

Alumna Michelle Speer was mentioned in an article about her husband, who was arrested on suspicion of arson. Heavy.com 4/23/2019

Alumna Frances Mayes was interviewed about her career and her memoir “Under the Tuscan Sun.” WUNC 4/22/2019 (clip not available online)

A symposium on canine science at SF State was mentioned in a column about shelter dogs. Mad River Union 4/21/2019


Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin’s group “Pack the Courts” was discussed in a radio segment. KXNT 4/22/2019; KFBK 4/22/2019; KIRO 4/22/2019 (Clips not available online; this segment was aired on eight stations.)

School of Public Affairs & Civic Engagement Associate Professor Jasper Rubin commented on a Palo Alto park that’s restricted to residents of the area. San Francisco Chronicle 4/21/2019; SFGate 4/21/2019

Professor of Geography & Environment Ellen Hines and alumnae Kaytlin Ingman and Karen Backe wrote an editorial explaining a recent surge in whales becoming entangled in fishing gear. San Francisco Examiner 4/21/2019

School of Public Affairs & Civic Engagement Lecturer James Dudley participated in a roundtable discussion on school safety. PoliceOne.com 4/19/2019

Director of the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies Persis Karim commented in a story about how Arabs and Iranians are racially categorized in the U.S. Census. The Post-Bulletin 4/20/2019

Alumnus David Fechheimer, one of the nation’s leading private investigators, died earlier this month. The Times 4/22/2019

Alumnus Forrest Gander won the Pulitzer Prize in poetry for his collection “Be With.” The Press-Democrat 4/20/2019; San Francisco Chronicle 4/19/2019

Alumna Regina Louise’s experiences in the foster care system inspired a movie, “I Am Somebody’s Child.” Romper 4/20/2019

Alumnus Matt McEwan commented on San Francisco’s availability of public transit. Great American Country 4/20/2019

Alumnus Anthony Santos, former mayor of San Leandro, died on Monday. East Bay Times 4/19/2019; Insurance News Net 4/19/2019

Alumnus Ed Arnow, a longtime KPIX reporter, died earlier this month. KPIX 4/18/2019

The origin of SF State’s College of Ethnic Studies was mentioned in an article about Brandeis University’s black studies program. WGBH 4/21/2019


Professor of Political Science James Martel discussed the concept of “authority” on a radio segment. KALW 4/19/2019

Dean of the College of Education Cynthia Grutzik commented on California’s shortage in fully credentialed teachers. Lake County Record-Bee 4/16/2019

Alumna Lisa Ramirez adapted a 1902 Russian play to be set in an Oakland homeless encampment. East Bay Times 4/18/2019; The Mercury News 4/18/2019


Professor of Liberal Studies Tanya Augsburg led the curation of an art exhibit that includes the work of more than 40 feminist artists, entitled “F213.” KPFA 4/17/2019

Alumnus Forrest Gander won the Pulitzer Prize in poetry for his collection of poems “Be With.” Petaluma Argus-Courier 4/17/2019

Alumnus Jose Antonio Vargas launched a campaign to make scholarships available to undocumented students. Lincoln Journal Star 4/17/2019

Alumnus Leonard McNeil, the first African American mayor of San Pablo, California, died on Sunday. SFGate 4/17/2019

Alumnus Leo Bersamina is judging entries for the “Into the Blue” art exhibit, which will be displayed this summer at the Village Theatre in Danville, California. Danville San Ramon 4/17/2019

Alumnus Mario Robinson is the new varsity football coach for Carpinteria High School in Carpinteria, California. Coastal View 4/17/2019

An editorial about a 1970 police raid on a San Francisco gay bar mentioned then-SF State student Charlie Christman. San Francisco Bay Times 4/17/2019

The origin of SF State’s College of Ethnic Studies was referenced in an op-ed about black studies. The Westside Gazette 4/17/2019


Director of SF State’s Confucius Institute Jiaxin Xie discussed a “Chinese Bridge” Chinese proficiency and cultural contest that will be held in San Francisco this weekend. Xinhua 4/17/2019

Professor of Geography & Environment Jason Henderson commented on the news that Uber and Lyft’s electronic bikes in San Francisco used faulty brakes. San Francisco Examiner 4/16/2019

Alumnus Chris Larsen and his wife Lyna Lam gave a $25 million gift to SF State in the digital currency XRP. Chronicle of Philanthropy 4/17/2019

Alumnus Mario Robinson is the new varsity football coach for Carpinteria High School in Carpinteria, California. Noozhawk 4/16/2019

Alumnus Kevin Clarke was profiled for his insect artwork business Bugs Under Glass. Petaluma Argus-Courier 4/15/2019


Alumnus Rupert García spoke at an opening day symposium for the Smithsonian American Art Museum exhibit “Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965–1975.” Hyperallergic 4/16/2019

Alumnus David Carnahan was appointed city clerk for the city of Sunnyvale, California. SFGate 4/15/2019

SF State was listed among the San Francisco neighborhoods that are vulnerable to a large earthquake. Curbed San Francisco 4/15/2019


Director of SF State’s Confucius Institute Jiaxin Xie discussed the 15th Chinese Bridge Cup, a Chinese language competition. Xinhua 4/13/2019

Amy Sueyoshi was named dean of SF State’s College of Ethnic Studies. Diverse: Issues in Higher Education 4/12/2019

Professor of American Indian Studies Andrew Jolivette commented on a photo project in which Native Americans posed in the place of a controversial statue. NBC Bay Area 4/12/2019

Alumnus Kevin Clarke was profiled for his insect artwork business Bugs Under Glass. The Press Democrat 4/13/2019

Alumna Kathryn Stahl will be the new assistant principal at Concord-Carlisle High School in Concord, Massachusetts. Wicked Local Concord 4/12/2019


Professor of Cinema Joseph McBride was interviewed about his book “Frankly: Unmasking Frank Capra.” MassLive 4/12/2019

Amy Sueyoshi was named dean of SF State’s College of Ethnic Studies. San Francisco Examiner 4/11/2019

Carmen Domingo was named dean of SF State’s College of Science and Engineering. Chronicle of Higher Education 4/11/2019

Professor of Analytical-Environmental Chemistry Peter Palmer’s research on environmental toxins in Bayview Hunters Point was referenced in an article. San Francisco Bay View 4/11/2019

An article about digital addiction referenced research by Professor of Health Education Erik Peper on the mental-health impact of phone use. Daily Kos 4/11/2019

Former student Brant Ward was profiled for his work as a newspaper photographer. Petaluma Argus Courier 4/12/2019

Alumnus David Fechheimer, one of the nation’s leading private investigators, died earlier this month. San Francisco Chronicle 4/11/2019

SF State’s push to build new housing was mentioned in an editorial about a San Francisco supervisor’s effort to restrict building larger units. San Francisco Business Times 4/11/2019


Professor Emeritus Robert Cherny commented on a controversial historical mural at George Washington High School in San Francisco. The New York Times 4/11/2019

Professor of Health Education Erik Peper was quoted in an article about ways to put limits on phone use. Men’s Health 4/11/2019

Lecturer of Race and Resistance Studies Kerri Ann Borja discussed Guam’s history in a radio piece. KALW 4/11/2019

Professor of Physics and Astronomy Adrienne Cool commented on images of a black hole announced yesterday by scientists. KPIX 4/10/2019; KRON4 4/10/2019 (clip not available online)

Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies Amy Sueyoshi will receive the Phoenix Award from the Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community later this month. Bay Area Reporter 4/10/2019

A $25 million gift to SF State from alumnus Chris Larsen and his wife Lyna Lam was referenced in an article about the digital currency XRP. Invest in Blockchain 4/11/2019

An article about teaching approaches referenced SF State’s Experimental College and Africana Studies program. Multibriefs 4/10/2019

The 50th anniversary of SF State’s 1968 student-led strike was referenced in an editorial about the impact of the 1960s protest movement. Indianapolis Recorder 4/11/2019


Professor of Geography & Environment Jason Henderson discussed the transportation improvements that would be necessary to improve commutes in the Bay Area. KCBS 4/9/2019

Alumnus Chris Larsen and his wife Lyna Lam gave a $25 million gift to SF State, believed to be the largest gift ever made in a digital asset to a university in the U.S. SFGate 4/9/2019; Miles City Star 4/8/2019

Alumnus Patrick Harman is running for mayor in the city of Oak Harbor, Washington. Whidbey News-Times 4/9/2019

Alumnus Rick Jacobs is leaving his position as the news director for KGW-TV, Portland’s NBC affiliate station. Oregon Live 4/9/2019

Alumna Kealeigh Rogerson is the new life enrichment director at Aegis of Napa. Napa Valley Register 4/5/2019

Former student Dickie Mills was profiled for his career as a jazz trumpeter. Reno Gazette Journal 4/9/2019

SF State’s location and student body demographics were mentioned in an article about Stonestown Galleria’s food offerings. San Francisco Chronicle 4/10/2019; SFGate 4/10/2019

At a vigil for rapper Nipsey Hussle, who died last month, an attendee mentioned a 2015 performance at SF State by the musician. Oakland North 4/9/2019


Professor Emeritus Robert Cherny commented on a controversial historical mural at George Washington High School in San Francisco. Richmond Review 4/5/2019

A $25 million gift to SF State from alumnus Chris Larsen and his wife Lyna Lam was referenced in a column. San Francisco Chronicle 4/9/2019

Student Chris Shurn was featured in a documentary about life after prison. Miami Herald 4/8/2019

An article about Massachusetts banning LGBT conversion therapy referenced research by SF State’s Family Acceptance Project on the connection between the practice and teen suicide. Axios 4/9/2019

A new proposal would make it more difficult to build large units in a neighborhood near SF State. San Francisco Business Times 4/9/2019

The origin of SF State’s College of Ethnic Studies was referenced in an op-ed about black studies. The Charleston Chronicle 4/8/2019; Greater Diversity News 4/8/2019


Alumnus Chris Larsen and his wife Lyna Lam gave a $25 million gift to SF State, believed to be the largest gift ever made in a digital asset to a university in the U.S. The Washington Post 4/5/2019; The Seattle Times 4/5/2019; The Houston Chronicle 4/5/2019 (This story was published in over 200 news outlets.)  

Professor of Biology Sarah Cohen and students Jeyna Perez and Noah Jaffe wrote about their research to understand an epidemic affecting California’s sea stars. San Francisco Examiner 4/7/2019

Lecturer of Journalism Emil Guillermo wrote an editorial about a lack of ethnic studies perspectives in the media. Diverse: Issues in Higher Education 4/7/2019

Former student Harry Smith is featured in an upcoming documentary about basketball as a way to aid rehabilitation in prison. San Francisco Chronicle 4/8/2019

SF State alumnus George Marcus will be the grand marshal of the New York Greek Parade on April 14. Greek Reporter 4/7/2019

SF State’s 1968 student-led strike was referenced in a review of a stage performance by artist Lars Jan. Los Angeles Times 4/7/2019

An SF State study showing a link between smartphone use and feelings of isolation was mentioned in an article about ways to feel less isolated at work. Multibriefs 4/5/2019

The origin of SF State’s College of Ethnic Studies was referenced in an op-ed about black studies. Black Press USA 4/7/2019


Alumnus Chris Larsen and his wife Lyna Lam gave a $25 million gift to SF State, believed to be the largest gift ever made in a digital asset to a university in the U.S. San Francisco Business Times 4/5/2019; New York Business Journal 4/5/2019; San Francisco Chronicle 4/4/2019; SFGate 4/4/2019

An article about the U.S. Democratic Party’s strategy around the Supreme Court referenced Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin’s group “Pack the Courts.” Washington Examiner 4/5/2019 (article is paywalled)

School of Public Affairs & Civic Engagement Lecturer James Dudley participated in a roundtable discussion on the topic of effecting change in the workplace. PoliceOne 4/4/2019

Associate Professor of Asian American Studies Wesley Ueunten is a member of the Global Uchinānchu Alliance, a new group that aims to lobby the U.S. government for Okinawa, Japan. Ryukyu Shimpo 4/1/2019

Student Ocean Noah helped organize a trip to Houston to rebuild a home that was destroyed by Hurricane Harvey. Jewish Herald-Voice 4/4/2019

Alumna Teeka James was profiled for her work as a union leader at the College of San Mateo. San Mateo Daily Journal 4/5/2019

Alumna Steefenie Wicks, remembered for her love of Sausalito, died last month. San Francisco Chronicle 4/4/2019; SFGate 4/4/2019; LMT Online 4/4/2019

Alumnus David Fechheimer, one of the nation’s leading private investigators, died on Tuesday. Boston Globe 4/4/2019


Assistant Professor of International Relations Anthony Pahnke commented on Mexico’s response to a potential closing of the border with the U.S. Wisconsin State Farmer 4/3/2019

An opinion article about the Supreme Court referenced Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin’s group “Pack the Courts.” Before It’s News 4/2/2019

Student Soledad Castillo discussed her experience as a refugee from Honduras. KALW 4/3/2019

Student Carlos González is co-organizing the RGB Arts and Music Festival, which will be held at SF State in May. The Bay Bridged 4/2/2019

Alumna Jennifer Takahashi opened the Grateful Dandelion Atelier, a children’s art and yoga studio, in Pacific Beach, California. La Jolla Times 4/3/2019

Alumnus Ben Randle was awarded the Drama League’s Leo Shull New Musicals Directing Fellowship. New Jersey Stage 4/1/2019

Alumnus and chef Mourad Lahlou was featured in a story about his relationship with his fiancée. Pointe Magazine 3/28/2019

The 15th Chinese Bridge Cup, a Chinese language competition, was co-hosted by SF State. China Daily 4/3/2019

An article about a legal fight between the city of San Francisco and California university systems around parking taxes mentioned SF State. Bloomberg Tax 4/3/2019


Professor of Jewish Studies Marc Dollinger discussed the settlement of a lawsuit that alleged an environment of anti-Semitism at SF State. J. 4/1/2019

Professor of Philosophy Anita Silvers, a nationally recognized advocate for disability rights, passed away earlier this month. Today 3/31/2019

Director of the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies Persis Karim commented in a story about how Arabs and Iranians are racially categorized in the U.S. Census. Miami Herald 3/31/2019; Sacramento Bee 3/31/2019; Charlotte Observer 3/31/2019 (This story was covered by 38 news outlets.)

Professor of Biology Dennis Desjardin discussed some unique qualities of mushrooms. Lake County News 3/31/2019

Professor and Chair of the Department of History Trevor Getz wrote an essay about the potential of comics for teaching history. Qrius 3/31/2019; Aeon 3/29/2019

A study by Professor of Health Education Erik Peper found a link between posture and confidence. Inc. 3/30/2019

Student Kirk Stevenson commented on the Green New Deal, a U.S. House of Representatives resolution that aims to mitigate climate change. The Nation 4/1/2019

Student Nishant Malhotra discussed his work with Bridgegood, an organization that provides design experience to students and job-seekers. KNTV 3/31/2019 (clip not available online)

Alumnus and civil rights activist Robert L. Green will speak at Lansing Community College’s 2019 commencement ceremony. Fox 47 4/2/2019

Alumna and award-winning poet Linda Gregg passed away on March 20. Los Angeles Times 4/1/2019; The Washington Post 3/29/2019; SFGate 3/29/2019 (This story was covered by six news outlets.)

Alumnus Moin Khan was interviewed about a trip in which he rode a motorcycle from the U.S. to Pakistan. Tour Radar 4/1/2019

Alumnus Ben Randle was awarded the Drama League’s Leo Shull New Musicals Directing Fellowship. Broadway World 4/1/2019

Alumna and pioneering feminist filmmaker Barbara Hammer passed away earlier this month. The Lily 3/31/2019

A person brandished a gun at a family member near SF State over the weekend. KRON 3/31/2019; SFGate 3/31/2019


March

A study by Professor of Biology Jonathon Stillman about the impact rising temperatures will have on humans and wildlife was referenced in a story about how allergies are affected by climate change. Consumer Affairs 3/29/2019

Director of the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies Persis Karim commented in a story about how Arabs and Iranians are racially categorized in the U.S. Census. San Diego Union-Tribune 3/28/2019; Ya Libnan 3/28/2019

Professor of Philosophy Anita Silvers died on March 14. The Chronicle of Higher Education 3/28/2019

Professor of Biology Vance Vredenburg was quoted in a story about an invasive amphibian-killing fungus. Scientific American 3/28/2019

Student Emily Curiel commented on the state assembly’s recent policy proposal to curtail abuse in college admissions. ABC7 3/29/2019

Alumna Wanda Lee Graves was profiled for giving a $15,000 gift to the Norman Area Library in Montgomery County, Arkansas. Montgomery County News 3/28/2019

Alumnus and chef Mourad Lahlou was featured in a story about his relationship with his fiancée. Dance Magazine 3/28/2019

The settlement of a lawsuit concerning an alleged environment of anti-Semitism at SF State was discussed on a radio panel. WLS-AM 3/28/2019; KGO-AM 3/28/2019 (clips not available online)

An SF State study on the interior air temperature of vehicles was referenced in a story about the death of a K-9 dog that was trapped in a car. ABC11 3/28/2019


Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Jimmy Bagley published a study that found elite women weightlifters have the same amount of specialized muscle fibers as their male counterparts. Yahoo! News 3/28/2019

Director of the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies Persis Karim commented in a story about how Arabs and Iranians are racially categorized in the U.S. Census. Los Angeles Times 3/28/2019

Alumna and poet Linda Gregg died last week. New York Times 3/27/2019

Alumna and pioneering feminist filmmaker Barbara Hammer passed away earlier this month. Washington Post 3/27/2019; SFGate 3/27/2019; LMT Online 3/27/2019

Alumnus Heren Patel will perform in the four-person play “A Prefect Ganesh” at the Cinnabar Theater in Petaluma, California. Argus Courier 3/28/2019

Alumnus Ben “Baller” Yang was profiled for his work creating jewelry for celebrities. The Hundreds 3/27/2019

An opinion article about Zionism referenced the settlement of a lawsuit alleging an environment of anti-Semitism at SF State. Jewish Press 3/28/2019

A website that arranges relationships between young people and older financial benefactors listed SF State among its top 20 schools where students use the site. OC Weekly 3/27/2019


A 1972 paper on ocean microplastics by Professor of Biology Edward Carpenter was referenced in a story about plastic pollution. EcoWatch 3/26/2019

A study co-authored by Professor of Equity, Leadership Studies and Instructional Technologies David Hemphill on the impact of discrimination on Muslim children was cited in a story about the aftermath of shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand. Minnesota Public Radio 3/26/2019

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on the impact of an increase in money spent on San Francisco elections. San Francisco Chronicle 3/26/2019

Alumnus Mark Jackson is co-directing the play “Kill the Debbie Downers!,” which will open on March 29 at Berkeley’s Shotgun Players. East Bay Express 3/27/2019

SF State settled a lawsuit concerning an alleged environment of anti-Semitism on campus. Jewish Ledger 3/26/2019; Mosaic 3/26/2019


A 1972 paper on ocean microplastics by Professor of Biology Edward Carpenter was referenced in a story about plastic pollution. The Revelator 3/26/2019

Professor of Labor Studies John Logan commented on the use of anti-union lawsuits in a story about conservative groups targeting public employee unions. Sacramento Bee 3/26/2019

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on the impact of an increase in money spent on San Francisco elections. SFGate 3/26/2019

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential candidacy. Washington Post 3/25/2019; SFGate 3/25/2019

An SF State program that integrates teaching music with math was referenced in a story about reasons to study arts in high school. Shanghai Daily 3/26/2019

A study by SF State’s Center for Research and Education on Gender and Sexuality was referenced in a story about United Airlines accepting non-binary gender identification. CCN 3/25/2019

Alumna Stephanie Reiko Gee was named a 2019 Northern California Cherry Blossom Queen Program candidate. Rafu Shimpo 3/25/2019

SF State will be closed April 1 for Cesar Chavez Day. KTVU 3/25/2019 (clip not available online)


Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin discussed his organization Pack the Courts, which aims to expand the number of U.S. Supreme Court justices. The Wall Street Journal 3/25/2019; The Epoch Times 3/22/2019

A story about the lasting impact of SF State’s 1968 campus strikes featured Associate Professor and Chair of Race and Resistance Studies Jason Ferreira, Professor Emerita Laureen Chew and a number of alumni. WAMU 3/24/2019

The Great Sunflower Project, a citizen science project founded by Professor of Biology Gretchen LeBuhn, was referenced in a story about insect conservation. Bay Nature 3/25/2019

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Michael David Lukas was honored as a winner at the 2018 National Jewish Book Awards for his novel “The Last Watchman of Old Cairo.” The Jewish News of Northern California 3/22/2019

Lecturer of Humanities Peter Richardson commented on the significance of San Francisco bookstore City Lights in the literary scene. Los Angeles Time 3/24/2019

Professor of Philosophy Anita Silvers, a nationally recognized advocate for disability rights, passed away earlier this month. The New York Times 3/22/2019; Boston Globe 3/23/2019; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 3/23/2019 (This story was covered by 27 news outlets.) 

Professor of Biology Jonathon Stillman published a study detailing how future heat waves, intensified by climate change, will impact humans and animals. KCBS-AM 3/24/2019

Professor of Management John Sullivan discussed the importance of hiring employees who are able to adapt to new technologies. PSNews 3/25/2019

Alumnus Robert L. Harris and his book “Goodbye, Arkadelphia: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities” were mentioned in an editorial about Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchison. Arkansas Democrat Gazette 3/24/2019

Alumnus Charles Amirkhanian was profiled for his record label Other Minds, which held its 24th annual festival last weekend. Hoodline 3/22/2019

Alumna Rachel Kippen is the new executive director of O’Neill Sea Odyssey, a Santa Cruz County non-profit that teaches children about ocean conservation. Santa Cruz Sentinel 3/23/2019

Alumnus Philip Lenberg was named the music director of the Ukiah Symphony Association. Lake County News 3/23/2019; Lake County Record-Bee 3/22/2019

Alumnus and journalist Kopi Sotiropulos won the Fresno Bee’s 2019 People’s Choice Award for Television Anchor or Weathercaster. The Fresno Bee 3/23/2019

SF State’s 1968 student-led strike was referenced in a story about an exhibit by artist Lars Jan. Los Angeles Times 3/22/2019; San Diego Union-Tribune 3/22/2019

SF State settled a lawsuit concerning an alleged environment of anti-Semitism on campus. Tablet Magazine 3/25/2019; Washington Times 3/22/2019; Daily Caller 3/22/2019 (This story was covered by seven news outlets.)


Professor of Philosophy Anita Silvers, a leading advocate for equality for people with disabilities, passed away Thursday morning. Daily Nous 3/14/2019

Student Desirae Zuniga commented on a recent college admissions scandal and the importance of making the most of a college education regardless of the school’s prestige. ABC7 3/14/2019

Student and Anchor Brewing employee Patrick Machel was quoted in a story about the creation of the company’s new union. San Francisco Chronicle 3/13/2019

Alumna Linda Imonti was named a managing partner for accounting firm KPMG’s Chicago office. Crain’s Chicago Business 3/15/2019

Former student and musician Andy Frasco was interviewed about his band The U.N. and their show in Philadelphia. The Coatesville Times 3/14/2019; The Unionville Times 3/14/2019; The Times of Chester County 3/14/2019

SF State research showing that spending money on experiences provides more happiness than material purchases was referenced in an article about ways to spend money. Business Insider 3/14/2019 

SF State students are among those who have traveled to South Africa through the work of Oakland youth group Culture Keepers. Post News Group 3/14/2019

A website that arranges relationships between young people and older financial benefactors lists SF State among its top 20 schools where students use the site. CBS Los Angeles 3/14/2019; CBS Cleveland 3/14/2019 (This story was featured in 38 media outlets.)


Professor of Geography & Environment Jason Henderson commented on incidents in which bicyclists are hit by opening car doors. San Francisco Examiner 3/18/2019

Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies Rachel Gross was part of a panel discussion about the impact of food on Jewish culture and identity KPIX-TV 3/17/2019 (clip not available online) 

Professor of Philosophy Anita Silvers, a leading advocate for equality for people with disabilities, passed away last Thursday morning. Bioethics.net 3/17/2019

Alumna Helen Grieco will host a forum in Martinez, California, about voting redistricting in the city. Martinez News-Gazette 3/17/2019

Alumna and pioneering feminist filmmaker Barbara Hammer passed away this weekend. Dazed 3/18/2019Art Forum 3/17/2019

An SF State student commented on a recent college admissions scandal and the importance of making the most of a college education regardless of the school’s prestige. ABC10 3/16/2019 (clip not available online)

Alumnus Greg Acuna was profiled for a card game that teaches children to be kind. O Heraldo 3/16/2019

An SF State student was reportedly hit by a car while walking across 19th Avenue last week. KPIX 3/16/2019; KBCW-TV 3/15/2019 (clips not available online)

Alumnus Charlie Hall, inventor of the waterbed, was featured in a video about the furniture’s rebrand. MSN Money 3/15/2019

Alumna Bianca Luchetti was named Northern California sales manager for Silverado Vineyards. Argus Courier 3/15/2019

SF State’s 1968 student-led strike was referenced in a panel discussion about Japanese American internment during WWII. The Rafu Shimpo 3/15/2019

A website that arranges relationships between young people and older financial benefactors lists SF State among its top 20 schools where students use the site. KRON 4 3/17/2019New York Post 3/15/2019


The late Associate Professor of History Dawn Mabalon’s book about Filipino American labor organizer Larry Itliong was featured in an article. Northwest Asian Weekly 3/22/2019

Assistant Professor of Biology Rori Rohlfs and alumna Rochelle Reyes discussed their study looking into the historical role of women in genetics. WGBH 3/22/2019

Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin discussed his organization Pack the Courts, which aims to expand the number of U.S. Supreme Court justices. Mother Jones 3/22/2019

A story about the lasting impact of SF State’s 1968 campus strikes featured Associate Professor and Chair of Race and Resistance Studies Jason Ferreira, Professor Emerita Laureen Chew and a number of alumni. NPR 3/21/2019; KPBS 3/21/2019; KALW 3/21/2019 (This story from NPR’s Code Switch podcast was featured in more than 120 news outlets.)

Professor of Philosophy Anita Silvers, a nationally recognized advocate for disability rights, passed away last Thursday. San Francisco Chronicle 3/21/2019; SFGate 3/21/2019

Professor of History Marc Stein discussed measures that would make it illegal to discriminate against LGBT individuals in the U.S. Time 3/21/2019

Professor of Biology Katharyn Boyer discussed her research on the restoration of eelgrass beds in San Francisco Bay. Bay Nature 3/21/2019

Alumnus Michael Tavoliero was questioned about his social media usage upon his nomination to the Alaska Real Estate Commission. Anchorage Press 3/21/2019

Alumna Yufoka Kurioka was profiled for her organization No Gate Tea, which aims to educate about the Japanese tea ceremony. East Bay Times 3/22/2019

The play “How to Keep an Alien,” directed by alumna Gemma Whelan, will be performed at Corrib Theatre in Portland, Oregon. Broadway World 3/21/2019

SF State settled a lawsuit concerning an alleged environment of anti-Semitism on campus. Inside Higher Ed 3/22/2019; San Francisco Chronicle 3/21/2019; SF Examiner 3/21/2019 (This story was covered by 20 news outlets.)


The passing of Professor of Philosophy Anita Silvers was mentioned in an editorial about grief in the disability community. The New York Times 3/21/2019

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on presidential candidate Kamala Harris’ campaign. CBS San Francisco 3/20/2019

An exercise in a comics studies class taught by Assistant Professor of Humanities Nick Sousanis was referenced as a resource for teaching about Homer’s “Odyssey.” The New York Times 3/21/2019

Lecturer of Communications Studies Jennifer Zenovich commented on the Serbian foreign minister’s response to the fatal shootings in Chirstchurch, New Zealand. MSN Canada 3/20/2019

Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin’s organization Pack the Courts aims to expand the number of U.S. Supreme Court justices. Washington Examiner 2/20/2019

Alumna and pioneering lesbian filmmaker Barbara Hammer died last weekend. The New York Times 3/20/2019; Pulse 3/21/2019

Alumna Doris Foley was profiled for her work as a historian and archivist in Western Nevada County, California. The Union 3/20/2019

A collection of short stories by alumnus Juan Alvarado Valdivias, “Ballad of a Slopsucker,” received a review. The Mercury News 3/20/2019

Director of the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies Persis Karim discussed an upcoming conference at SF State that will focus on Iranian diaspora experiences. SF Weekly 3/21/2019

SF State settled a lawsuit concerning an alleged environment of anti-Semitism on campus. Courthouse News 3/20/2019; The Jewish News of Northern California 3/20/2019; Jewish Journal 3/20/2019

An article about IT errors referenced a security vulnerability discovered at SF State in 2016. Information Week 3/20/2019


Lecturer of Communications Studies Jennifer Zenovich commented on the Serbian foreign minister’s response to the fatal shootings in Chirstchurch, New Zealand. CBC 3/20/2019

Student Madi Bolanos was named a 2019 Politico Journalism Institute participant. Connect Bridgeport 3/20/2019

Alumna Madison Davis was profiled for her work on housing as Mayor of Brisbane. East Bay Times 3/19/2019; The Mercury News 3/19/2019

Alumna Johanna Fassbender was profiled for her health and fitness services in Yazoo City, Mississippi. The Yazoo Herald 3/19/2019

Alumna and pioneering lesbian filmmaker Barbara Hammer died last weekend. Q Voice News 3/20/2019; The Art Newspaper 3/18/2019

Alumnus Philip Lenberg was named the Ukiah Symphony Association Music Director. The Ukiah Daily Journal 3/19/2019

Alumna Sybil Ajay Sanford was featured in a story about women-owned wine businesses. Marin Independent Journal 3/19/2019

Alumnus Rhonda Seacrest donated a Roy De Forest lithograph to the Prairie Arts Center in Nebraska. North Platte Bulletin 3/19/2019

Alumnus and actor Michael Torres is in the cast of the Aurora Theatre Company’s upcoming performances of “The Importance of Being Ernest.” Broadway World 3/19/2019

SF State’s Fine Arts Gallery has an exhibit showing for artist Andrew Schoultz. Juxtapoz 3/19/2019


Lecturer of Creative Writing Heather Gibbons discussed her upcoming writing workshop, which will take place in Port Angeles, Washington. Peninsula Daily News 3/19/2019

SF State student Rachel Church described her previous struggles with homelessness and drug use. Mission Local 3/19/2019

SF State student Luis Ramirez-Martinez commented on a recent college admissions scandal. ABC7 3/15/2019

Alumna Phyllis Molloff wrote a letter to the editor about a recent college admissions scandal. Los Angeles Times 3/19/2019

Alumna Lorraine Capparell’s ceramic artwork was featured in an article. Buddhistdoor 3/19/2019

A conference to be held at SF State later this month will focus on the Iranian diaspora experience. WENY 3/18/2019; KXTQ-FM 3/18/2019


Professor of Health Education Mickey Eliason discussed a study she conducted that aimed to improve the health of lesbian and bisexual women. NBC News 3/14/2019

Research by Professor of Political Science Ron Hayduk was referenced in a story on misinformation about a voting bill presented by Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives. Tucson Sentinel 3/13/2019

Professor of Biology Jonathon Stillman published a study detailing how heat waves will impact humans and animals. Consumer Affairs 3/13/2019; Prevention Web 3/13/2019

Graduate student Gerard Graybosch, who died in a car crash last month, was mentioned in a story about the rise in traffic collisions in San Francisco. SF Weekly 3/14/2019

Alumnus Charlie Hall, inventor of the waterbed, was featured in a video about the furniture’s rebrand. Business Insider 3/14/2019

Alumnus Danny Glover was the keynote speaker at the Bayview Access Point one year anniversary event. San Francisco Bay View 3/13/2019; Before It’s News 3/13/2019

SF State hosted a National Student Leadership Diversity Convention conference last month. Times Herald-Record 3/14/2019       

SF State was referenced as creating the first Black Studies program in the country. Austin Chronicle 3/13/2019

A website that arranges relationships between young people and older financial benefactors lists SF State among its top 20 schools where students use the site. Bro Bible 3/13/2019

SF State collaborated with Little Diversified Architectural Consulting on an entry to an architectural design competition. The Architects Newspaper 3/13/2019


Student Madi Bolanos was named a 2019 Politico Journalism Institute participant. Politico 3/12/2019

Alumna Carly Allen was elected to the board of directors of the Flight Path Museum at Los Angeles International Airport. eGlobal 3/13/2019

Alumna Catherine Wagner will premiere an art exhibit in April at the San Jose Art Museum. ArtFix Daily 3/12/2019

Alumna Karen Bowles described her challenges with an autoimmune disease and as a victim of the Carr Fire. Ashland Tidings 3/12/2019

An op-ed about LGBTQ conversion therapy referenced research by SF State’s Family Acceptance Project. App 3/13/2019

A website that arranges relationships between young people and older financial benefactors lists SF State among the top 20 schools where students use the site. KFMB-TV 3/12/2019 (clip not available online); Fan Buzz 3/12/2019

A shooting that occurred near SF State’s campus was referenced in a story about a crime app. Nextgov 3/12/2019


Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin was quoted in a story about the Democratic Party contemplating a strategy to add more justices to the Supreme Court. CNN 3/11/2019Seattle Times 3/11/2019The Telegraph 3/11/2019 (This was published in 20 media outlets.) 

Lecturer of Journalism Emil Guillermo wrote an editorial about diversity in the United States Congress. Diverse: Issues in Higher Education 3/11/2019

Assistant Professor of Educational Administration Irina Okhremtchouk provided commentary in a story about Oakland’s teacher strike. San Francisco Chronicle 3/11/2019

Alumnus Brian Frank was featured for his work on a photojournalism workshop for ex-convicts. KQED 3/11/2019

A historical photo of an SF State English class was used in a story about the work of Black Panther photographers. HyperAllergic 3/12/2019

SF State research was referenced as validating an automated sales tool that predicts the personality of buyers. Forbes 3/11/2019

Family Acceptance Project research on the effects of family rejection on LGBT youth was referenced in a profile of transgender musician Ryan Cassata. The Rainbow Times 3/11/2019

A shooting that occurred near SF State’s campus was referenced in a story about a crime app. CityLab 3/11/2019

A website that arranges relationships between young people and older financial benefactors lists SF State among its top 20 schools where students use the site. Fox 7 3/11/2019Fox 11 3/11/2019Fox 5 3/11/2019 (This story was published in 10 media outlets.)  


Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin was quoted in a story about the Democratic Party contemplating a strategy to add more justices to the Supreme Court. The Washington Post 3/11/2019; SFGate 3/11/2019; The Hour 3/11/2019 (This story was published in nine media outlets.)

Lecturer of Journalism Emil Guillermo wrote a column about International Women’s Day. Inquirer.net 3/11/2019

Assistant Professor of Educational Administration Irina Okhremtchouk provided commentary in a story about Oakland’s teacher strike. SFGate 3/11/2019

Associate Professor of Marketing Bruce Robertson was featured for his use of technology to personalize learning. EdSurge 3/11/2019

Professor Emeritus Mark Phillips wrote an editorial advocating for schools to address emotional challenges for students. Marin Independent Journal 3/10/2019

Professor Emeritus and Vice Chair of the Solano Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board Ramon Castellblanch provided commentary on opioid use in Solano County. Vallejo Times-Herald 3/8/2019

Assistant Professor of Political Science Rebecca Eissler discussed presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s proposal to break up large tech companies. East Bay Times 3/8/2019; San Jose Mercury News 3/8/2019; SiliconValley.com 3/8/2019

Director of the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies Persis Karim commented in a story about Persian New Year celebrations. San Francisco Chronicle 3/8/2019

Student Michael Liu was mentioned in a story about the Sunday Streets event held this weekend in San Francisco’s Mission District. San Francisco Chronicle 3/10/2019; SFGate 3/10/2019

Student Stephren Ragler’s work with the nonprofit 100% College Prep was referenced in a story about helping black children in San Francisco public housing succeed in school. San Francisco Bayview 3/10/2019

Alumna Carly Allen was elected to the board of directors of the Flight Path Museum at Los Angeles International Airport. Aviation Pros 3/11/2019

Alumnus Steve Cary is running for the Pecatonica School Board in Wisconsin. Wisconsin State Journal 3/10/2019

Alumna Karen Cooper is the featured artist for March at the Museum of Western Art in Kerrville, Texas. Cowboys and Indians 3/10/2019

Alumna Bianca Luchetti was named Northern California sales manager for Silverado Vineyards. Bonfort’s Wine and Spirits Journal 3/8/2019

The Confucius Institute at SF State hosted the 15th annual Chinese Bridge Cup Contest, aimed at connecting American and Chinese people through language and culture. Sina 3/11/2019; Xinhua News Agency 3/10/2019; CGTN 3/10/2019


A study by Assistant Professor of Biology Rori Rohlfs and seven SF State undergraduates revealed the historical role of women in genetics. MSN News 3/8/2019

An SF State study about how LGBTQ youth are affected when rejected by their families was referenced in a story about a proposed ban on conversion therapy in Georgia. Instinct Magazine 3/7/2019

Alumna Jayshree Ullal was featured in a story about female business leaders. Deccan Chronicle 3/8/2019My Times Now 3/7/2019

Alumna Beth Peters commented on a Girl Scouts STEM initiative. Sacramento Business Journal 3/7/2019

Alumnus and activist Jose Antonio Vargas was profiled for his memoir “Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen.” Nob Hill Gazette 3/6/2019


Assistant Professor of Humanities David Peña-Guzman was featured in a story about his five-hour reading class “The Reading Experiment: The Power of the Book.” EdSurge 3/6/2019

Professor of International Relations Andrei Tsygankov wrote an editorial about speculation that U.S.  President Donald Trump colluded with Russia. Washington Times 3/6/2019

Student Liza Estrada was quoted in a story about the use of the term “Latinx.” NBC News 3/7/2019

Alumnus Tavis Boise is running for Santa Barbara City Council. Noozhawk 3/7/2019

Alumnus Michael Brown was profiled for his work as the director of marketing for Harrah’s Laughlin, a casino. Laughlin Entertainer 3/5/2019

Alumnus Samuel Crossley was interviewed about his role as a cinematographer on the Academy Award-winning documentary “Free Solo.” KTVU 3/5/2019; Fox 35 3/5/2019 (clips not available online)

Alumna Lex Sloan was promoted to executive director of San Francisco's Roxie Theatre. Hoodline 3/5/2019

Former SF State student Charles Smith was profiled for his work as a winemaker for Smith-Madrone Vineyards and Winery. Napa Valley Register 3/5/2019

Former SF State student Ruben Federizon was profiled for his new book “Salampati,” a book of choral arrangements and Filipino folk songs. Inquirer.net 3/4/2019

A panel discussion about visual artists in the Iranian diaspora scheduled at SF State was mentioned in a story about Iranian American artists. SF Weekly 3/7/2019

SF State will offer master classes taught by award-winning composer David Shire. KALW 3/6/2019; San Francisco Chronicle 3/5/2019

SF State experienced sporadic power outages Tuesday night. KPIX 3/5/2019 (clip not available online)


Assistant Professor of Kinesiology James Bagley commented on the health benefits of jumping rope. Runner’s World 3/5/2019

Student Michaela Byrd commented on her desire to run for elected office in a story about a conference that encouraged young women to get involved in politics. Oakland North 3/4/2019  

Graduate student Gerard Graybosch was killed in a car crash. SFGate 3/4/2019; San Jose Mercury News 3/4/2019; San Francisco Examiner 3/4/2019 (This story was published in 12 media outlets.)

Alumnus Ben Yang was profiled for his work creating jewelry for celebrities. Earn The Necklace 3/5/2019

Former student and actor Darren Kagasoff will play a role in the new NBC show “The Village.” The Jewish News of Northern California 3/4/2019

Alumna Tina Kashiwagi’s work will be shown at a Japanese American art exhibit in San Jose’s Japantown. Ragu Shimpo 3/4/2019

Alumnus and musician Sky Nelson-Isaacs was interviewed about the concept of “synchronicity.” Coast to Coast AM 3/4/2019

Alumnus Dennis Rasmussen was featured for his new novel “Guys in Their 20s in the ’60s, a Novel Inspired by Actual Events.” Digital Journal 3/4/2019; KWTV 3/4/2019; Erie News Now 3/4/2019 (This story was published in 19 media outlets.)

Alumna Janet Varney was interviewed about her role on the television series “You’re the Worst.” Prohbtd 3/5/2019

In a story about a mountain climbing book, SF State was mentioned as a place where mountain climbers would get their vitals checked prior to a climb. Outside Magazine 3/5/2019

SF State’s Great Sunflower Project was mentioned as a partner in a PBS television broadcast capturing springtime phenomena around the country. Broadway World 3/4/2019


Professor of Africana Studies Shawn Ginwright was part of a panel discussion about solutions to heal traumatized children. KUOW 3/1/2019

Professor of Journalism Venise Wagner commented on the support black women are giving each other due to the #MeToo movement in a story about a celebrity affair. The New York Times 3/1/2019

Chioke Robinson, an assistant track coach at SF State, was arrested by San Jose police for alleged sexual misconduct with minors prior to his employment at SF State. Crime Voice 3/1/2019

Student Cameron Thomas was mentioned in a story about ways to pay for college. The Sacramento Observer 3/1/2019

Former student Mike Brooks was profiled for his work as a concert photographer. Dallas Observer 3/4/2019

Alumnus Samuel Crossley was interviewed about his role as a cinematographer on the Academy Award-winning documentary “Free Solo.” KTVU 3/3/2019 (clip not available online)

Alumnus David Windley was appointed to the DHI Group, Inc. board of directors. Citybizlist 3/3/2019

SF State’s 1968-69 student-led strike was referenced in a photo story about the year 1969. Ravalli Republic 3/4/2019


Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed Christianity in young adults. Black Christian News 2/28/2019

Musician Solange’s new album used a sample from a poem by SF State alumna Pat Parker, a writer and activist. Bustle 3/1/2019

Alumna Sima Malak wrote about her work as an interior designer in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Arab News 2/28/2019http://www.arabnews.com/node/1459586/saudi-arabia  

Alumna Juliana Lustenader stars in Bay Area Musicals’ current production of “Violet” at San Francisco’s Alcazar Theatre. East Bay Times 2/28/2019

Alum Kealeigh Rogerson was promoted to life enrichment director of Aegis of Napa, an assisted living facility. Napa Valley Register 2/28/2019

Alumnus Mohammad Javad Zarif’s resignation from the post of Iran’s foreign minister was rejected by the country’s president. Asia Times 2/28/2019

Perceived anti-Semitism at SF State was referenced in an article about the influence of progressive politics on religious movements. Tablet Magazine 3/1/2019


February

Professor of History Marc Stein’s book “The Stonewall Riots” received a review. Kirkus Reviews 2/28/2019

Alumna Juliana Lustenader stars in Bay Area Musicals’ current production of “Violet” at San Francisco’s Alcazar Theatre. The Mercury News 2/28/2019

Alumnus Mohammad Javad Zarif’s resignation from the post of Iran’s foreign minister was rejected by the country’s president. Caspian News 2/27/2019

An SF State study about illegally disposed automotive oil was mentioned in an article about ways to reduce the environmental impacts of oil. Ventura County Reporter 2/27/2019


Alumnus and novelist David Madden will participate in a residency at East Tennessee State University. Black Mountain News 2/27/2019

Alumnus Mohammad Javad Zarif’s resignation from the post of Iran’s foreign minister was rejected by the country’s president. The Washington Post 2/26/2019; CNN 2/26/2019; Boston Globe 2/26/2019 (This story has been covered in more than 50 news outlets to date.)

Alumnus Caleb Cabrera was profiled for his work onstage as an actor and as a pedicab operator in San Francisco. San Francisco Chronicle 2/26/2019

Alumnus Samuel Crossley was a cinematographer for the documentary “Free Solo,” which won an Academy Award. The Times-Herald 2/25/2019 (clip not available online)

Several unrelated events at SF State caused confusion on Monday night. SFGate 2/26/2019; San Francisco Examiner 2/26/2019; SFBay 2/26/2019; SFist 2/26/2019

An SF State study on the benefits of captioning educational videos was cited in an article about accessibility technologies in classrooms. EdTech Digest 2/26/2019


Lecturer in Journalism Emil Guillermo discussed his “Diversity in Media” class at SF State in an editorial about media coverage of hate crimes. Diverse: Issues in Higher Education 2/25/2019

Alumnus Mohammad Javad Zarif announced his resignation from the post of Iran’s foreign minister. The Washington Post 2/26/2019; NBC News 2/25/2019; Fox News 2/25/2019 (This story was covered in more than 40 news outlets.)

Alumnus Samuel Crossley was a cinematographer for the documentary “Free Solo,” which won an Academy Award. ABC7 2/25/2019; NBC Bay Area 2/25/2019; KCBS 2/25/2019; KPIX 2/25/2019 (clips not available online)

A woman was shot at a home just south of the SF State campus last night. SFGate 2/26/2019; The Mercury News 2/26/2019; KTVU 2/25/2019 (This story was covered in 11 news outlets.)


A study co-authored by Assistant Professor of Health Education Lara Cushing used satellite data to show the extent of an oil and gas industry practice called “flaring.” SFGate 2/24/2019; Chron 2/24/2019; Miami Herald 2/24/2019 (This Associated Press story was published in over 90 news outlets.)

Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin discussed his organization Pack the Courts, which aims to expand the number of U.S. Supreme Court justices. Politico 2/25/2019

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Instructor Andrew Fraknoi commented on some astronomers’ reluctance to proactively contact possible extraterrestrial life. San Francisco Chronicle 2/24/2019; SFGate 2/24/2019

Associate Professor of Latina/Latino Studies Jeff Duncan-Andrade was awarded the Brock International Prize in Education. The News-Review 2/23/2019

Professor of Health Education Erik Peper discussed his study showing that poor posture at work can result in shoulder and back pain. Los Angeles Sentinel 2/22/2019

Chioke Robinson, an assistant track coach at SF State, was arrested by San Jose police for alleged sexual misconduct with minors prior to his employment at SF State. NBC Bay Area 2/22/2019; KRON4 2/22/2019; The Mercury News 2/22/2019 (This story was covered by six news outlets.)

Alumnus Samuel Crossley was a cinematographer for the documentary “Free Solo,” which won an Academy Award last night. East Bay Times 2/25/2019; The Mercury News 2/25/2019

Alumnus and writer Ernest Gaines was profiled for his writing about the lives of black Americans. WBRZ 2/24/2019

SF State was among the schools visited by the group Students Supporting Israel as part of a video campaign. Jewish Journal 2/22/2019


Lecturer of Music Reuben Zellman is the director of New Voices Bay Area, a chorus for transgender, intersex and genderqueer singers. San Francisco Chronicle 2/22/2019

Professor of Geography & Environment Jason Henderson commented on the public backlash against electric scooter companies. Truthdig 2/21/2019

Associate Professor and Chair of Race and Resistance Studies Jason Ferreira discussed the legacy of Bay Area activist Eric Quezada. KALW 2/21/2019

Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies Christen Sasaki will moderate a discussion at a showcase of films about the wartime incarceration of Japanese Americans. Nichi Bei 2/21/2019

Alumna Joy Kong was selected as the top doctor of the year in stem cell therapy by the International Association of Top Professionals. Desert Sentinel 2/22/2019; KAKE-TV 2/21/2019; KFMB-TV 2/21/2019 (This story was covered in over 20 news outlets.)

Alumna and blues singer Jacqueline Ruth Johnson, also known as Lady Mem’fis, passed away on Feb. 9. San Francisco Bay View 2/21/2019

Alumna Bianca Lucchetti is the new Northern California sales manager for Silverado Vineyards. Napa Valley Register 2/21/2019


A study by Assistant Professor of Biology Rori Rohlfs and seven SF State undergraduates revealed the historical role of women in genetics. Smithsonian 2/21/2019

Lecturer of Health Education Kenn Burrows discussed the SF State Holistic Health Learning Center’s annual Gandhi-King Season of Nonviolence. PRN-FM 2/20/2019

Alumna Rachel Bublitz’s play “Ripped” will premiere at Z Space in San Francisco in May. Broadway World 2/20/2019

Alumna Deon Batchelder wrote about the process of downsizing as people age. Village Life 2/20/2019

Former student Boots Riley discussed his activism and filmmaking. Uncova 2/20/2019


Professor of Health Education Erik Peper discussed his study showing that poor posture at work can result in shoulder and back pain. Black Press USA 2/20/2019

A study co-authored by Assistant Professor of Health Education Lara Cushing used satellite data to show the extent of an oil and gas industry practice called “flaring” in a region of Texas. Victoria Advocate 2/19/2019

Director of SF State’s DocFilm Institute Soumyaa Behrens was listed as one of 15 Bay Area filmmakers to watch. Make it Better 2/19/2019

Alumna Bianca Lucchetti is the new Northern California sales manager for Silverado Vineyards. Wine Industry Advisor 2/19/2019; WineBusiness.com 2/19/2019; Spirited 2/19/2019


Professor of Geography & Environment Jason Henderson discussed the political environment around a proposed high-speed rail line in California. KCBS-AM 2/19/2019 (clip not available online)

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on the connection between voter engagement and turnout. San Francisco Chronicle 2/18/2019; SFGate 2/18/2019

Student Estevan Lopez and his student debt were referenced in an article about debt and financial aid. KRON4 2/19/2019

SF State student Bailey Zuk discussed her volunteer work collecting pieces of plastic on Ocean Beach for a research study. KLBK 2/18/2019; KGPE 2/18/2019 (clip not available online)

SF State alumna Alicia Garza, a co-founder of Black Lives Matter, was featured in a video about the formation of the movement. Creative Mornings 2/18/2019


Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman discussed U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent emergency declaration to build a border wall. KTVU 2/14/2019 (clip not available online)

SF State student Bailey Zuk discussed her volunteer work collecting pieces of plastic on Ocean Beach for a research study. WVLT 2/18/2019 (clip not available online); WAFB 2/18/2019 (clip not available online); KPIX 2/17/2019

Alumna Rocio Chavez attended a fundraising event for the nonprofit Moms Against Poverty. Mission Local 2/17/2019

Alumnus Alex Reyes, who died last week, was remembered in an editorial. Newsday 2/17/2019

Research from SF State’s Family Acceptance Project on the negative impacts of LGBT conversion therapy was cited in an article about proposed legislation in Arizona to ban the practice. AZFamily 2/15/2019; KTVK 2/15/2019 (clip not available online)

SF State research on the internal temperature of cars was referenced in an article about a new Tesla feature for safely leaving dogs in a car. This Dog’s Life 2/15/2019


In a letter to the editor, Lecturer of Anthropology Niccolo Caldararo discussed the history of the West’s attitudes towards China. Financial Times 2/14/2019 (article is paywalled)

School of Public Affairs & Civic Engagement Lecturer James Dudley described steps that police officers can take in order to transition to academia. PoliceOne 2/14/2019

An article about negative responses to the Trump administration cited a study by Assistant Professor of Psychology Melissa Hagan showing that for some young adults the 2016 election registered as a “traumatic experience.” The Daily Wire 2/14/2019; WCSI 2/14/2019

Alumna Miki Novitski is the emcee of San Francisco’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival Grand Parade. Nikkei West 2/14/2019

Alumna Dena DeBenedetti discussed a celebration recognizing the opening of a new office for Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors of Napa. Napa Valley Register 2/14/2019

SF State temporarily closed campus yesterday morning due to a power outage. SFBay 2/14/2019; KPIX 2/14/2019; KTVU 2/14/2019; KQED 2/14/2019 (clips not available online)  

A study on credit-building programs from SF State’s César E. Chávez Institute was referenced in an article about a nonprofit that provides loans to low-income individuals. San Francisco Chronicle 2/14/2019

An article about BSUFest, a black cultural festival at Northwestern Michigan College, referenced the origin of SF State’s Black Student Union in the 1960s. Traverse City Record-Eagle 2/14/2019


Director of the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies Persis Karim discussed the challenges faced by Iranian-Americans. San Diego Union-Tribune 2/14/2019; Carrol County Times 2/14/2019; South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2/14/2019 (This Associated Press story has been published in over 330 news outlets.)

A study by Assistant Professor of Biology Rori Rohlfs and seven SF State undergraduates revealed the historical role of women in genetics. Open Culture 2/14/2019; CBC 2/13/2019

An article about negative responses to the Trump administration cited a study by Assistant Professor of Psychology Melissa Hagan showing that for some young adults the 2016 election registered as a “traumatic experience.” Fox News 2/14/2019 

SF State student Monisha Lewis was profiled for balancing the care of her two children with her success on the SF State track and field team. CBS San Francisco 2/13/2019 

Alumnus Jeff Kazor discussed his band, The Crooked Jades, before a concert in Mill Valley. Pacific Sun 2/13/2019

SF State temporarily closed campus this morning due to a power outage. SFGate 2/14/2019; KRON4 2/14/2019; KCBS 2/14/2019

A historical article described the experiences of the SF State men’s basketball team during a student-led strike in 1968. San Francisco Examiner 2/14/2019

An article about flood disclosure laws in San Francisco cited a report stating that parts of SF State are at high risk of future flooding. SF Weekly 2/13/2019

SF State was one of seven California State University campuses that received funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services to train special education teachers, a total of $17 million collectively. Hispanic Outlook on Education 2/13/2019


Associate Professor of Race and Resistance Studies Rabab Abdulhadi filed a lawsuit against SF State alleging a breach of contract. San Francisco Examiner 2/13/2019

Lecturer in Journalism Emil Guillermo wrote an editorial criticizing a sting in which U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officials created a fake university. Diverse: Issues in Higher Education 2/12/2019

Alumnus Omar Delgadillo is now a community service officer at the Napa Police Department. Napa Valley Register 2/12/2019

SF State alumnus Steven Gaskin was listed along with his wife as one of nine couples who are influential in the world of cannabis. Leafly 2/11/2019

A mushroom discovered by an SF State researcher and named after SpongeBob SquarePants was referenced in a list of “SpongeBob Milestones.” Broadway World 2/12/2019


Director of the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies Persis Karim discussed the challenges faced by Iranian-Americans. The New York Times 2/12/2019; Fox News 2/12/2019; Business Insider 2/12/2019 (This Associated Press story was published by over 300 news outlets.)

A study by Assistant Professor of Biology Rori Rohlfs and seven SF State undergraduates revealed the historical role of women in their field. NextGov 2/11/2019

Alumna Nina Hartley was interviewed about her activism in the adult entertainment industry and social changes over the last 35 years. Adult Industry News 2/11/2019

Alumna and world champion pistol shooter Vera Koo wrote about the value of a college education. Women’s Outdoor News 2/11/2019

A classical ballet training program will include a performance at SF State’s McKenna Theatre. Dance Spirit 2/11/2019


A study by Assistant Professor of Biology Rori Rohlfs and seven SF State undergraduates revealed the historical role of women in their field. The Atlantic 2/11/2019; San Francisco Chronicle 2/9/2019; KCBS 2/9/2019; ScienceDaily 2/7/2019

Professor Emerita of Creative Writing Kathleen Fraser died last week. San Francisco Chronicle 2/10/2019; SFGate 2/10/2019

Professor Emeritus Robert C. Smith discussed Kamala Harris’ presidential campaign. South Coast Today 2/10/2019

Professor of Health Education Erik Peper commented on the connection between posture and energy level. Women’s Weekly Singapore 2/8/2019

Professor of Art Lewis deSoto wrote about selling his childhood home. San Bernardino Sun 2/9/2019; The Press-Enterprise 2/9/2019; Daily Bulletin 2/9/2019 (This story was published in five news outlets.)

Professor of Jewish Studies Marc Dollinger was interviewed about his book “Black Power, Jewish Politics: Reinventing the Alliance in the 1960s.” Before It’s News 2/8/2019

Alumna Danielle Perez was featured for her work as a stand-up comedian. KBTX 2/10/2019; WWOR 2/9/2019; KXOF 2/9/2019 (clips not available online)

An image of George Murray teaching at SF State was featured in a photo gallery showcasing the activities of the Black Panther Party. The Daily Mail 2/9/2019


Assistant Professor of International Relations Anthony Pahnke was among the signatories of a letter sent to members of Congress calling for a “just transformation” in food policy. Eater 2/8/2019; Civil Eats 2/7/2019

A study by Assistant Professor of Biology Rori Rohlfs and seven SF State undergraduates revealed the historical role of women in their field. Lab Manager Magazine 2/8/2019; Phys.org 2/7/2019

A national book tour is being held for the late Associate Professor of History Dawn Mabalon’s book, “Journey for Justice,” about Filipino American labor organizer Larry Itliong. Asian Journal 2/7/2019

Alumna Sarah Mergy joined William Duff Architects as business development and commercial interior design manager. Markets Insider 2/8/2019

An article about U.S. Senator Kamala Harris and former San Francisco District Attorney Terence Hallinan included a photo of the latter during the 1968 student-led strike at SF State. The Intercept 2/7/2019

SF State was listed as among the schools participating in the Beckman Scholars Program. Metro Columbia CEO 2/7/2019

The origin of Africana Studies at SF State was referenced in an article about social changes in the year 1968. The Weekly Challenger 2/7/2019


Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Instructor Lola Fraknoi was profiled for her art, which is being exhibited at the Peninsula Museum of Art in Burlingame. Jewish News of Northern California 2/6/2019

Alumna Denise St. Onge was profiled for her work as a chef at the San Francisco vegetarian restaurant “Greens.” KQED 2/6/2019

Alumnus Leonard Gardner was interviewed 50 years after the publication of his novel “Fat City.” The Paris Review 2/6/2019

Alumna Leah LaCroix was profiled for her efforts to make Muni free for low-income youth. SF Weekly 2/6/2019

Alumnus and singer Johnny Mathis sang in an episode of the television show “Criminal Minds.” 2Paragraphs 2/6/2019

SF State was listed as among the schools participating in the Beckman Scholars Program. Charleston CEO 2/7/2019


Professor of Communications Studies Joe Tuman commented on President Trump’s State of the Union speech. KCBS-AM 2/5/2019 (clip not available online)

The Davis school board is considering renaming North Davis Elementary after alumna Mary Ellen Dolcini, who died last year. Davis Enterprise 2/6/2019

An SF State study showing the potential reduction in HIV from the use of a pre-exposure drug was referenced in an article about the drug’s effectiveness. Deutsche Welle 2/6/2019

An SF State student project is a finalist in the Stanford Center on Longevity’s 2018-19 Design Challenge. Sidney Daily News 2/4/2019

An SF State study about the positive effects of exercise on gut health was referenced on a television show about health. KAZT-TV 2/5/2019 (clip not available online)


Director of the Health Equity Institute Jesus Ramirez-Valles commented on California Governor Gavin Newsom’s endorsement of single-payer health care coverage. North Coast Journal 2/4/2019

Associate Professor of Health Education Richard Harvey discussed the reasons why teenagers are using vaping products. KCBS 2/1/2019 (clip not available online)

A vigil was held at SF State yesterday to commemorate student Angelina Pinedo, who was killed in a hit-and-run accident last week. NBC Bay Area 2/4/2019

SF State student Monisha Lewis was profiled for balancing taking care of her two children with her success on the SF State track and field team. CBS San Francisco 2/3/2019

Alumna Tara Condell, a nutritionist, took her own life last week. Your Tango 2/4/2019

SF State’s Campus Master Plan was mentioned in an article about architect Clark Manus’ work in the Bay Area. ENR California 2/4/2019


Director of the Health Equity Institute Jesus Ramirez-Valles commented on California Governor Gavin Newsom’s endorsement of single-payer health care coverage. Santa Cruz Sentinel 2/3/2019; Times of San Diego 2/3/2019

Professor Emeritus Robert C. Smith discussed Kamala Harris’ presidential campaign. Washington Post 2/2/2019; SFGate 2/2/2019; MSN 2/2/2019 (This story was published in 12 news outlets.)

Associate Professor of Asian American Studies Valerie Soe discussed her upcoming documentary about a cultural enrichment program run by the Taiwanese government. South China Morning Post 2/2/2019

Professors Emeriti Rodger Birt and Marvin Nathan were acknowledged for assisting in the historical research of a more than 100-year-old Japanese vase. Antique Trader 2/1/2019

A vigil will be held this evening in the memory of SF State student Angelina Pinedo, who was killed in a hit-and-run accident last week. KTVU 2/4/2019; ABC7 2/4/2019 (clips not available online)

SF State student Julienne Contreras commented on last weekend’s storms in the Bay Area. ABC7 2/2/2019

Alumnus Clifton Ross mentioned his time at SF State in an article about Venezuela’s current political crisis. Quillette 2/1/2019

Alumna Tara Condell, a nutritionist, took her own life last week. The Jewish Voice 2/2/2019; NTD 2/1/2019

An SF State study about illegally disposed automotive oil was mentioned in an article about ways to reduce the environmental impacts of oil. Ventura County Star 2/2/2019

A story about California State University, Fullerton’s Project Rebound mentioned the program’s origin at SF State. Chico Enterprise-Record 1/30/2019 (clip not available online)


Director of the Health Equity Institute Jesus Ramirez-Valles commented on California Governor Gavin Newsom’s endorsement of single-payer health care coverage. Davis Enterprise 2/1/2019

Associate Professor of Race and Resistance Studies Rabab Abdulhadi filed a lawsuit against SF State alleging a breach of contract. Jewish News of Northern California 1/31/2019

Alumna Tara Condell, a nutritionist, took her own life this week. The Sun 2/1/2019; New York Post 1/31/2019; Daily Mail 1/31/2019 (This story was covered by seven media outlets.)   

Alumna and dancer Skye Montante is a teaching artist with the Notes in Motion Dance Theatre program in New York City. Broadway World 1/31/2019

SF State’s School of Social Work was referenced as a partner organization of an on-campus wellness center at El Cerrito High School. Richmond Standard 2/1/2019

SF State’s 1968 student-led strike was referenced in an article about African-centered education and African American History Month. Chicago Crusader 1/31/2019


January

Director of the Health Equity Institute Jesus Ramirez-Valles commented on California Governor Gavin Newsom’s endorsement of single-payer health care coverage. Chico News & Review 1/31/2019Lake County Record-Bee 1/29/2019

An article about a new study showing an advantage of bilingualism referenced a 2015 paper by Professor of Psychology Kenneth Paap on the topic. New Atlas 1/30/2019

Student Alyssa Vasquez won the Miss Silicon Valley 2019 Scholarship Competition. The Silicon Valley Voice 1/30/2019 

Student Katie Waddle shared her experience obtaining health insurance in a story about the decline in Covered California signups. SFGate 1/30/2019San Francisco Chronicle 1/30/2019

Alumnus Harrison Suega was featured in “Life after Life,” a film about the experiences of three men following their release from a California prison. Bradenton Herald 1/31/2019

Alumnus Jody Skenderian was appointed chief institutional advancement officer and executive director of the Normandale Community College Foundation. Sun Current 1/30/2019

SF State’s 1968 student-led strike was referenced in a story about Valdosta State University’s African American Studies program. WALB 1/31/2019

SF State’s Morrison Artists Series was referenced in an entertainment podcast. Datebook (San Francisco Chronicle) 1/30/2019

A story about California State University, Fullerton’s Project Rebound mentioned the program’s origin at SF State. Orange County Register 1/30/2019

The band Supermegabot, originally formed at SF State, released a new album. The Photo Pit 1/29/2019


Associate Professor of Psychology Charlotte Tate discussed her research on how transgender children experience and talk about their gender. From Press 1/29/2019

A suspect was arrested in a hit-and-run car accident that killed SF State student Angelina Pinedo near Redondo Beach this past weekend. Fox News 1/29/2019; SFGate 1/29/2019; FOX32 1/29/2019; (This story was covered by over 30 media outlets.)

Alumna and actor Annette Bening mentioned SF State in an article about the film “The Report,” which premiered on Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival. Daily Press 1/29/2019

The suicide awareness event “Bringing Happy Back Experience” will be streamed at SF State. Broadway World 1/29/2019


Assistant Professor of Political Science Marcela Garcia-Castanon commented on U.S. Senator Kamala Harris’ 2020 presidential run. KRON4 1/28/2019

Director of the Health Equity Institute Jesus Ramirez-Valles commented on California Governor Gavin Newsom’s endorsement of single-payer health care coverage. ABC 10 1/28/2019; TechCrunch 1/28/2019; KQED 1/28/2019 (This story was published in 32 media outlets.)

A suspect was arrested in a hit-and-run car accident that killed SF State student Angelina Pinedo near Redondo Beach this past weekend. Fox News 1/28/2019; People 1/28/2019; SFGate 1/28/2019 (This story was covered in more than 100 media outlets.)

Alumna Denise St. Onge was profiled for her work as a chef at the San Francisco vegetarian restaurant “Greens.” 7x7 1/29/2019

Alumna and actor Annette Bening mentioned SF State in an article about the film “The Report,” which premiered on Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival. Los Angeles Times 1/28/2019

 


Professor of Communication Studies Joseph Tuman commented on Oakland’s new city council. The Mercury News 1/28/2019East Bay Times 1/27/2019; Marin Independent Journal 1/26/2019 (clip not available online) 

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on U.S. Senator Kamala Harris’ 2020 presidential run. The Globe and Mail 1/27/2019

Professor of Health Education Erik Peper commented on the importance of good posture while using a computer. Star 2 1/26/2019

Lecturer of Art Kathy Zarur was profiled for her work as an art curator and instructor. San Francisco Examiner 1/27/2019

Student Angelina Pinedo was killed in a hit-and-run car accident near Redondo Beach this weekend. CBS Los Angeles 1/27/2019KTVU 1/27/2019KTLA 1/27/2019 (This story was covered by 46 media outlets.)

Alumna Kristina Moses commented in a story about the community of adult board game players in Vancouver, Washington. The Columbian 1/27/2019

Alumna Melissa Joy Manning was interviewed about her jewelry business. BLD 25 1/26/2019

Alumna Sarah Souza was the first DACA recipient to be appointed to a Democratic County Central Committee in California. Mission Local 1/25/2019

SF State’s Willie L. Brown, Jr. Institute on Politics and Public Service was mentioned in a story about Brown’s role in U.S. Senator Kamala Harris’ career. Heavy 1/28/2019


Professor of Health Education Erik Peper discussed his research on the potential negative impacts of phone overuse. Deseret News 1/24/2019

Professor Emerita Sarah Soh was referenced in a story about the historical relationship between Japan and South Korea. The Japan Times 1/24/2019 

Alumnus Torres Esquer was profiled for his work as a special education teacher at Lowell High School in San Francisco. San Francisco Chronicle 1/25/2019

Alumnus Nesbit Crutchfield discussed his experience in Cuba with the Venceremos Brigade, an international political organization. San Francisco Bayview 1/24/2019; Before It’s News 1/24/2019

Alumnus and actor Donald E. Lacy Jr.’s one-man show “ColorStruck” will premiere at Theatre for the New City in New York. Broadway World 1/25/2019

Poet and activist Gloria House recalled working with SF State students in Selma, Alabama during the civil rights movement. The Detroit News 1/24/2019

SF State’s 1968 student-led strike was mentioned in a story about the impact Lawrence Ferlinghetti had on the influential City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco. Literary Hub 1/24/2019


Lecturer of Race and Resistance Studies Jacqueline Fielder was a guest on a panel discussing how a public bank would work. KALW 1/24/2019
Professor of Health Education Erik Peper and Associate Professor of Health Education Richard Harvey published a study showing the importance of good posture. The Star 1/24/2019
Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin was referenced for his nonprofit, the 1/20/21 Action Fund, which advocates for adding more seats to the Supreme Court. Washington Examiner 1/23/2019
Professor of Labor Studies John Logan commented on the effect Los Angeles Unified School District’s teacher’s strike had on students. The World News 1/23/2019; Capital & Main 1/22/2019
President Les Wong was quoted in a story about SF State’s “BOLD. Thinking” campaign and liberal arts philanthropy in higher education. Inside Philanthropy 1/22/2018
Alumnus Andrew Studdert was named a member of the board of directors for Cramo Plc. Yahoo Finance 1/24/2019; Market Screener 1/24/2019; Financial Times 1/24/2019 (This story was published in 13 media outlets.)
Alumnus Chad Rico was profiled for his rap career and his new music video. Houston Forward Times 1/23/2019
Alumnus Aristotle Wolf was named the new commander of the California Highway Patrol’s Santa Rosa office. Argus Courier 1/23/2019
Adele Corvin, who received an honorary doctorate from SF State in 2013, was featured for her community service work. The Jewish News of Northern California 1/23/2019
An SF State study about the positive effects of fitness on the digestive tract was referenced in an advice column about healthy habits. Harrisburg Register 1/23/2019; Benton News 1/23/2019
SF State’s 1968 student-led strike was mentioned in a list of moments that reshaped entertainment and pop culture. Santa Cruz Sentinel 1/23/2019 

Professor of Labor Studies John Logan commented on the effect Los Angeles Unified School District’s teacher’s strike had on students. The American Prospect 1/23/2019

Professors Emeriti Rodger Birt and Marvin Nathan were acknowledged for assisting in the historical research of a more than 100-year-old Japanese vase. Nosh 1/22/2019

SF State graduate student Calvin Zhao discussed his experience with casinos and his current research on unhealthy gambling habits among his Asian American peers. USA Online Casino 1/23/2019

Alumnus Mohan Gyani was elected a class II director of Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. Market Screener 1/23/2019; Market Exclusive 1/22/2019

Alumnus and musician Jerry Partovich died on Jan. 10. MLive Michigan 1/22/2019

Alumnus Macheo Payne was named CEO of the community-based nonprofit Youth Uprising. Post News Group 1/22/2019

Alumnus Chad Rico was profiled for his rap career and his new music video. The Hype Magazine 1/22/2019

Alumnus Aristotle Wolf was named the new commander of the California Highway Patrol’s Santa Rosa office. The Press Democrat 1/22/2019

An SF State faculty member was among those honored by the CSU Board of Trustees with a Wang Family Excellence Award. Times of San Diego 1/22/2019

An SF State study that found people are happier purchasing experiences rather than material objects was referenced in a story about budgeting for Valentine’s Day. Reader’s Digest 1/22/2019


Professor of Geography & Environment Jason Henderson commented on disputes between Lyft and Uber over Bay Area bikeshare programs. San Francisco Examiner 1/22/2019

Director of the Office of International Programs Marilyn J. Jackson commented on the outreach the University does in recruiting prospective international students. U.S. News & World Report 1/22/2019

Professor of Jewish Studies Marc Dollinger was interviewed about his book “Black Power, Jewish Politics: Reinventing the Alliance of the 1960s.” KPIX-TV 1/20/2019 (clip not available online)

Professor of Health Education Erik Peper’s study showing the importance of good posture was referenced in a story about ways to get your energy back. Now To Love 1/19/2019; First For Women 1/18/2019; MSN News 1/18/2019

Student Robbie Brown was profiled for his work as an energy, education & facilities fellow with Strategic Energy Innovations Inc. Benito Link 1/19/2019

Alumna Juanita Tamayo was profiled for her activism during SF State’s 1968 student-led strike. San Francisco Chronicle 1/22/2019

Alumnus and San Francisco District 7 Supervisor Norman Yee was profiled. Mission Local 1/21/2019

Alumna Dania Denise was profiled for her work as the California Petite Pageant organizer. Daily Republic 1/21/2019

Alumnus and Air Force Col. Jay Johnson was named vice wing commander for Vance Air Force Base. Enid News & Eagle 1/20/2019; Vance Air Scoop 1/20/2019

Alumna Michaela Sinclair was named grassroots manager of the National Association of Convenience Stores. Nosh 1/18/2019

Alumna and teacher Grace Bigler wrote an op-ed about the reasons she is participating in a teacher’s strike in Oakland. The Bold Italic 1/18/2019

A study by SF State’s Family Acceptance Project was referenced in an article about homelessness in the LGBTQ community. MDedge 1/18/2019

 


Lecturer of Latina/Latino Studies Brigitte Davila commented on enrollment increases at the City College of San Francisco. Inside Higher Ed 1/18/2019

Professor of Management John Sullivan commented on the opportunity that the government shutdown represents for hiring managers. Fast Company 1/18/2019

A study by Associate Professor of Psychology Kevin Eschleman and alumnus Michael Mathieu showed that reaching out to employees and coworkers can backfire. Fast Company 1/18/2019

Chair and Professor of Kinesiology Marialice Kern discussed the effectiveness of virtual reality games as a means for exercise. Fox10 1/17/2019; WFSB 1/17/2019; The Philadelphia Tribune 1/17/2019 (This story was published in 55 different media outlets.)  

Professor Emeritus Brian de Vries commented on how LGBT individuals are dealing with end-of-life issues. Next Avenue 1/17/2019

Alumna Michelle D’Anna was named community relations officer for the city of Camarillo, CA. Camarillo Acorn 1/18/2019

Alumnus Chad Rico was profiled for his rap career and his new music video. EurWeb 1/18/2019

Alumnus Tom Wark was featured for his work in the wine industry. Wine Industry Advisor 1/17/2019

Former student and journalist Leona Morris died last month. Capital Gazette 1/18/2019; Baltimore Sun 1/17/2019; Carroll County Times 1/17/2019

An SF State news story about a professor’s fateful encounter with Martin Luther King Jr. was included in a link roundup. Berkeleyside 1/17/2019

SF State’s Project Rebound was referenced in an editorial about collaborations between California state prisons and universities. SFGate 1/17/2019; San Francisco Chronicle 1/17/2019

SF State’s 1968 student-led strike was mentioned in a list of moments that reshaped entertainment and pop culture. Pasadena Star-News 1/18/2019


Chair and Professor of Kinesiology Marialice Kern discussed the effectiveness of virtual reality games as a means for exercise. CNN 1/17/2019 

Assistant Professor of Health Education Jennifer Daubenmier commented on how mindful eating can help people avoid overeating. Yahoo! Finance 1/6/2019

Professor of Health Education Erik Peper and Associate Professor of Health Education Richard Harvey published a study showing the importance of good posture. Spirituality & Health 1/16/2019

Associate Professor of Biology Scott Roy commented on a study demonstrating a new function of “junk DNA” in yeast. Science Magazine 1/16/2018

A study by Caitlin Ryan, the director of SF State’s Family Acceptance Project, was referenced in an article about conversion therapy. Advocate 1/16/2019

Professor of Management John Sullivan commented on the opportunity that the government shutdown represents for hiring managers. LA Progressive 1/16/2019

Associate Professor of Psychology Charlotte Tate discussed her research on how transgender children experience and talk about their gender. Huffington Post 1/16/209; Gay Star News 1/17/2019;

The World News 1/16/2019 (This article was published in 5 media outlets.)

Professor of Kinesiology Susan Zieff’s research was referenced in a story about ways communities can promote outdoor activity. Golden Transcript 1/16/2019

Student Stephren Ragler’s work with the nonprofit 100% College Prep was referenced in a story about helping black children in San Francisco public housing succeed in school. KALW 1/16/2019

Alumna Lex Sloan was named executive director of the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco. The Bay Area Reporter 1/16/2019

The SF State Observatory was referenced in a story about the best places to see the night sky in the Bay Area. Bay Area Parent 1/16/2019

SF State was mentioned for its participation in the San Francisco Promise program college tuition program. Think Advisor 1/16/2019


Professor of Biology Zheng-Hui He was part of a research team that boosted the productivity of rice through genetic engineering. Asian Scientist 1/16/2019

Associate Professor of Psychology Charlotte Tate discussed her research on how transgender children experience and talk about their gender. The Atlantic 1/15/2019

Alumna Roberta Bayley was interviewed about her photography of New York’s 1970s punk scene. Vice 1/15/2019

Alumna Savannah Culp was featured for her clothing line “Love Homage.” Boise Weekly 1/16/2019

Alumnus and musician Terry Riley was profiled ahead of a concert in Santa Cruz. Good Times Weekly 1/15/2019

Alumnus Chuck Reider mentioned SF State in an editorial about a Jazz in the Schools weekend hosted by the Reno Jazz Orchestra and the University of Nevada, Reno. Reno Gazette Journal 1/15/2019

An SF State study about the rejection LGBTQ youth face from their caregivers was referenced in a story about an app in the Google Play store that promotes gay conversion therapy. Newsweek 1/15/2019

A 2009 photo of entertainer Carol Channing speaking to students at SF State was used in a story about her passing this week. The Middletown Press 1/15/2019; Midland Daily News 1/15/2019; New Canaan News 1/15/2019 (This Associated Press story was published in 25 media outlets.)


Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on San Francisco Mayor London Breed’s policy focus on housing and homelessness. The Bay City Beacon 1/14/2019

Professor of Biology Zheng-Hui He was part of a research team that boosted the productivity of rice through genetic engineering. Food Processing 1/15/2019

Alumnus Mark McHargue was interviewed about his work as an organizational health consultant in Idaho. Idaho Press 1/14/2019

Alumnus Mark Phillips wrote an editorial about charter schools. Marin Independent Journal 1/13/2019

Alumna Kristi Swen will open a new play center, Kids Wonder, in Colorado. Highlands Ranch Herald 1/14/2019

An article on work-life balance referenced an SF State study linking creative activity outside of work to better employee performance. Reading Eagle 1/15/2019

SF State’s 1968 student-led strike was mentioned in a story about the 1960s counterculture movement. The World of Wonder Report 1/14/2019


Professor of Biology Zheng-Hui He was part of a research team that boosted the productivity of rice through genetic engineering. Business Standard 1/14/2019; The Hindu BusinessLine 1/14/2019; The Economic Times 1/14/2019

Professor of Health Education Erik Peper and Associate Professor of Health Education Richard Harvey published a study showing the importance of good posture. The Pioneer 1/13/2019; Oakland Post 1/12/2019

Professor of Kinesiology Susan Zieff commented on ways to promote outdoor activity in a story about the best cities for active lifestyles. Digital Journal 1/13/2019

Professor Emeritus George Araki was mentioned in a poetry book about the history of Chinese immigrants on Angel Island. Los Angeles Review of Books 1/13/2019

Alumnus and author Michael Corrigan’s book “Brewer’s Odyssey” was reviewed. San Francisco Review of Books 1/14/2019

Alumna Ramona Benson was mentioned in a story about a San Francisco homeless prenatal program. SFGate 1/11/2019; San Francisco Chronicle 1/11/2019

Alumnus Othello Jefferson’s play “I, Too Sing America” will show at Brava Theater Center in February. Broadway World 1/14/2019

Alumna Rachel Kippen was named assistant executive director of O’Neill Sea Odyssey in Santa Cruz. Register-Pajaronian 1/11/2019

Alumnus Chad Rico was profiled for his rap career and his new music video. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 1/12/2019; Arizona Central 1/12/2019; KOTV 1/12/2019 (This story was published in 30 media outlets.)

Alumnus Carl Weathers was profiled for his work as an actor and athlete. The Shadow League 1/14/2019

A study from SF State’s Family Acceptance Project on conversion therapy was referenced in a story about a Utah bill outlawing LGTBQ conversion therapy for minors. KUER 1/15/2019

An article referenced a San Francisco State University study that examined Latino representation on school boards in California. Teen Vogue 1/11/2019

 


Professor of Health Education Erik Peper and Associate Professor of Health Education Richard Harvey published a study showing the importance of good posture. KVUE-TV 1/11/2019 (clip not available online); Study Finds 1/10/2019All 4 Women 1/10/2019

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on newly elected California Governor Gavin Newsom’s vocal opposition toward President Donald Trump. The Guardian 1/10/2019; Asia Pacific Daily 1/10/2019

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Michael David Lukas won the 2018 National Jewish Book Award in fiction for his novel “The Last Watchman of Old Cairo.” Jewish News of Northern California 1/9/2019

Interim Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies Amy Sueyoshi’s book, titled “Discriminating Sex,” was reviewed. Nichi Bei 1/1/2019

Student Andrew Garcia helped build a software tool that organizes data on the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. GeekWire 1/10/2019; Yahoo News 1/10/2019; Daily Magazine 1/10/2019

Maria Teresa Rode, Catherine Schmid-Maybach and Ariane Leiter, who met as graduate students at SF State, are displaying their artwork together at a gallery exhibit in San Luis Obispo. New Times 1/10/2019

Alumnus Richard Oakes was profiled for his role in the 1969 occupation of Alcatraz Island. Los Angeles Times 1/10/2019; The San Diego Union-Tribune 1/10/2019

Alumna Michelle Roberts was named the new education curator for the Nevada Historical Society. Dayton Valley Dispatch 1/10/2019

Alumna and painter Emily Fromm was profiled prior to her gallery exhibit titled “No Vacancy,” which will open in San Francisco tomorrow. SFStation 1/6/2019

Researchers at SF State were mentioned for a study on the correlation between entrepreneurship and mental health issues. WWJ-AM 1/10/2019 (clip not available online)

SF State was mentioned as a possible educational partner with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. San Francisco Bayview 1/10/2019


Professors Emeriti Rodger Birt and Marvin Nathan were acknowledged for assisting in the historical research of a more than 100-year-old Japanese vase. Art Daily 1/9/2019

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel was part of a panel discussing California Governor Gavin Newsom’s inauguration and political stances. KQED 1/7/2019

Professor of Chemistry Peter Palmer is working on a project researching possible chemical exposure in San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters Point area. San Francisco Bayview 1/8/2019

Professor of Communication Studies Joseph Tuman discussed President Donald Trump’s national address about a proposed border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. KCBS Radio 1/8/2019 (clip not available online) 

Professor of Health Education Erik Peper and Associate Professor of Health Education Richard Harvey published a study showing the importance of good posture while using a computer. Top Sante 1/8/2019

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Instructor Andrew Fraknoi discussed events to look forward to in space in 2019. The Kim Komando Show 1/9/2019

SF State was referenced as a university that has applied for a waiver to keep its Chinese government-funded language and cultural education programs. Inside Higher Ed 1/9/2019

 


Professor of Kinesiology Matthew Lee discussed the benefits of a hard workout. Runner’s World 1/7/2019

Professor of Health Education Erik Peper and Associate Professor of Health Education Richard Harvey published a study showing the importance of good posture while using a computer. CBS Boston 1/7/2019; Fox 5 1/7/2019 (clip not available online); WTAX-AM 1/7/2019 (This story was covered by 15 media outlets.)

Alumnus Aristotle Wolfe was named commander of the Santa Rosa area office of the California Highway Patrol. The Windsor Times 1/7/2019

An SF State study validated a weight-loss product shown at the CES 2019 electronics conference. Wired 1/8/2019


Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on the San Francisco Board of Supervisor’s upcoming choice of a president. SFGate 1/6/2019

Professor of Health Education Erik Peper and Associate Professor of Health Education Richard Harvey published a study showing the importance of good posture while using a computer. Bustle 1/7/2019; Consumer Affairs 1/7/2019; IFLScience 1/4/2019 (This story was covered by 20 media outlets.)   

SF State student Stephanie Temple is directing the musical “Snow Queen,” which will show at the New Conservatory Theatre Center’s Family Matinee Series in February. Broadway World 1/3/2019

Alumnus and guitarist Larry Almeida was profiled for headlining the Friends of the Guitar Hour concert series in Post Falls, Idaho. The Spokesman-Review 1/7/2019

Singer Pegi Young, who received an honorary doctorate from SF State in 2006, died last week. San Francisco Chronicle 1/6/2019

Former student Alvin Ailey was profiled for his work as a choreographer, dancer and teacher. The WOW Report 1/5/2019

Alumnus Tom Lehner was named vice president of government relations for Bridgestone Americas. Nashville Post 1/4/2019

Alumna Michelle Roberts was named education curator for the Nevada Historical Society. Carson Now 1/3/2019

Researchers at SF State’s Estuary and Ocean Science Center are studying the effects of climate change on whale movements. The Ark 1/2/2019 (clip not available online)


Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on the San Francisco Board of Supervisor’s upcoming choice of a president. SFGate 1/6/2019

Professor of Health Education Erik Peper and Associate Professor of Health Education Richard Harvey published a study showing the importance of good posture while using a computer. Bustle 1/7/2019; Consumer Affairs 1/7/2019; IFLScience 1/4/2019 (This story was covered by 20 media outlets.)   

SF State student Stephanie Temple is directing the musical “Snow Queen,” which will show at the New Conservatory Theatre Center’s Family Matinee Series in February. Broadway World 1/3/2019

Alumnus and guitarist Larry Almeida was profiled for headlining the Friends of the Guitar Hour concert series in Post Falls, Idaho. The Spokesman-Review 1/7/2019

Singer Pegi Young, who received an honorary doctorate from SF State in 2006, died last week. San Francisco Chronicle 1/6/2019

Former student Alvin Ailey was profiled for his work as a choreographer, dancer and teacher. The WOW Report 1/5/2019

Alumnus Tom Lehner was named vice president of government relations for Bridgestone Americas. Nashville Post 1/4/2019

Alumna Michelle Roberts was named education curator for the Nevada Historical Society. Carson Now 1/3/2019

Researchers at SF State’s Estuary and Ocean Science Center are studying the effects of climate change on whale movements. The Ark 1/2/2019 (clip not available online)


Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on the San Francisco Board of Supervisor’s upcoming choice of a president. San Francisco Chronicle 1/4/2019

Professor of Biology Tom Parker discussed the threat that sea level rise poses to marshlands. Richmond Confidential 1/3/2019

Alumna Lisa Newmark was interviewed about her work as a disability advocate. The Jewish News of Northern California 1/4/2019

An article about Emory University’s Institute for the Study of Modern Israel mentioned a perceived anti-Israel environment at SF State. Atlanta Jewish Times 1/3/2019

An opinion article about dreadlocks referenced a 2016 viral video in which two SF State students argued over a white student’s dreadlocks. New York Daily News 1/31/2019


Department of Humanities Lecturer Peter Richardson discussed the cultural landscape of 1960s San Francisco in a radio segment about the Zodiac Killer. KOGO-AM 1/2/2019; WOAI-AM 1/2/2019; KTRH-AM 1/2/2019; WFLA-AM 1/2/2019; WTVN-AM 1/2/2019 (clips not available online)

Alumna Suji Grant was featured for her work as a pastry chef. Sauce Magazine 1/2/2019

Alumnus Jerry Day is the station manager for a newly updated local public access channel in Tuolumne County, California. The Union Democrat 1/2/2019

Alumnus Jim Wunderman was profiled for his work as the president and CEO of the Bay Area Council, a business association dedicated to economic development. Nob Hill Gazette 12/31/2018

A $26.8 million gift to SF State from George and Judy Marcus was referenced in an article about trends in higher education fundraising. Inside Philanthropy 1/2/2019


Professor of Special Education Pamela Wolfberg was referenced in an op-ed about the use of Morse Code by those with autism spectrum disorder. The Mighty 1/2/2019

Associate Professor of Psychology Kevin Eschleman’s study about the effects of having a creative hobby was referenced in a story about starting new hobbies in the new year. Her World 1/1/2019

Professor Emeritus of Political Science Gerard Heather discussed the federal government shutdown and President Donald Trump’s border security policy. KCBS 12/31/2018 (clip not available online)

Assistant Professor of International Relations Anthony Pahnke was recognized as an editorial contributor to the Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin State Journal 12/31/2018

A study by Caitlin Ryan, the director of SF State’s Family Acceptance Project, was referenced in a story about the use of an LGTBQ conversion therapy app accessible on Google. Towleroad 12/28/2018; Gay Today 12/28/2018

Associate Professor and Chair of Race and Resistance Studies Jason Ferreira was interviewed for a story about the 1968 SF State student-led strike. Before It’s News 12/28/2018; San Francisco Bay View 12/28/2018

A launch was held for late Associate Professor of History Dawn Mabalon’s book “Journey for Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong.” Times of News 12/24/2018

An SF State study that suggests spending money on experiences rather than new belongings makes people happier was referenced in a story about being happy during the holidays. The Independent 12/22/2018

Assistant Professor of Economics Venoo Kakar discussed the sudden drop in the stock market and its impact on the economy. KRON4 12/21/2018

SF State student Garrick Wilhelm was profiled for efforts to increase voter turnout at the University during the 2018 midterm election. San Francisco Chronicle 12/26/2018   

SF State student Kennedy Oden and her family were featured in a holiday special about foster families. WCBS-TV 12/21/2018 (clip not available online)

Alumna Elizabeth Napoli was appointed deputy executive director for the Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority. Pacific News Center 1/2/2019;The Guam Daily Post 1/2/2019

Alumna Jayshree Ullal, president and CEO of Arista Networks, was featured in a story about successful Indian women in 2018. The New Indian Express 1/2/2019

Alumnus Bob Thornberg was featured for his agricultural company SweetPro Feeds, which focuses on plant-based proteins. AgWeek 12/31/2018

Alumna Consuela Chavez was featured in a story about Salvation Army services during the holidays. Monterey Herald 12/30/2018

Alumnus Michael Fanelli was featured for reaching logging 110,000 miles in during his running career. The Healdsburg Tribune 12/28/2018

Former student Al Hinkle, who served as inspiration for a character in Jack Kerouac’s novel “On the Road,” died last week. San Francisco Chronicle 12/28/2018

Former student Tommy Cross’ video footage of a 2009 shooting by BART police was referenced in a story revisiting the incident. San Francisco Chronicle 12/28/2018

Alumna Sarrah Bridge was named a Telecom Solutions consultant for PacStates. Northern Nevada Business View 12/27/2018

Alumnus and playwright Marcus Gardley was featured for his new project “Paradise Square,” which is showing at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. East Bay Times 12/27/2018The Mercury News 12/27/2018

Alumnus Santiago Ruiz was profiled for his fundraising work as CEO of Mission Neighborhood Centers. San Francisco Chronicle 12/27/2018

Alumna and author Victoria Adams was interviewed about her book about autism in children. Get Frank 12/24/2018

Alumnus Charles Hall, who invented the waterbed as a student at SF State, was profiled. Toronto Star 12/22/2018 (clip not available online); DORNOB 12/21/2018

Alumnus and comedian Rex Navarrete was featured in a segment about his upcoming show at Cobb’s Comedy Club in San Francisco. KTVU 12/21/2018 (clip not available online)

Former student and nature preservationist Nonette Hanko retired from the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space Board. East Bay Times 12/21/2018;The Mercury News 12/21/2018

Alumnus Jamshied Basseri runs a Persian café in Albany, California. Jewish News of Northern California 12/21/2018

SF State was mentioned in a segment about LGBTQ experiences in the Bay Area. KBCW-TV 12/30/2018 (clip not available online) 

A lawsuit alleging an anti-Semitic environment at SF State was mentioned in a discussion of a Women’s March rally for Northern California. Fox News 12/27/2018 (clip not available online)

SF State’s Hacking Club was mentioned in a story about grassroots digital rights networks in 2018. Activist Post 12/27/2018; Before It’s News 12/24/2018

SF State was referenced for its collection of local news video archives. KPIX-TV 12/22/2018 (clip not available online)