SF State in the News 2018

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


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July

Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto analyzed non-verbal communication between leaders during the U.S.-Russia summit. New Zealand Herald 7/18/18  SFGate 7/17/18  Watertown Daily Times 7/17/18  The Hour 7/17/18

Professor of Political Science Ron Hayduk’s comments on immigrant voting were referenced in an article about San Francisco becoming California’s first city to allow non-citizens to vote in local elections. The New American 7/18/18

Professor of Cinema Joseph McBride answered questions regarding his new book “How Did Lubitsch Do It,” about filmmaker Ernst Lubitsch. Mass Live 7/17/18

A study by Associate Professor of Psychology Ezequiel Morsella suggested that people have less control over their thoughts than previously assumed. Earth.com 7/17/18  Times of News 7/17/18

Musician and alumnus Mario Alberto Silva was profiled after collaborating with filmmaker Boots Riley on the soundtrack for Riley’s debut film, “Sorry to Bother You.” Mission Local 7/18/18

Filmmaker and former SF State student Boots Riley discussed his father Walt Riley’s role in organizing the 1968 student strike at SF State. Democracy Now! 7/17/18

SF State is mentioned in an article about Lumen, a device for measuring a person’s metabolism from their breath. New Atlas 7/17/18

New Belgium Brewing is looking to hire 14 college brand ambassadors from a group of 15 universities, including SF State. All About Ann Arbor 7/17/18


Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto analyzed non-verbal communication between leaders during the U.S.-Russia summit. Washington Post 7/17/18

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on a new proposal to tax major companies in San Francisco to address the city’s homeless crisis. New York Post 7/17/18  New York Times 7/16/18 CBS News 7/17/18   ABC News 7/16/18 Chicago Sun Times 7/16/18  Austin American-Statesman 7/16/18  Atlanta Journal-Constitution 7/16/18 (This Associated Press story was distributed to more than 30 news outlets)

A study by Associate Professor of Psychology Ezequiel Morsella suggested that people have less control over their thoughts than previously assumed. Medical Xpress 7/17/18  Science Daily 7/16/18

San Francisco could nix a city-funded program meant to offer free bike rentals to SF State students. Smart Cities Dive 7/17/18  KCBS 7/16/18 (clip not available online)

SF State research showing that experiences lead to more lasting happiness than material purchases was included in a list of ways to live a meaningful life after the age of 40. Best Life 7/16/18

A comic by graphic novelist and alumnus Morgen Eljot was featured in an online column. The Rumpus 7/17/18


SF State Sustainability Specialist Nick Kordesch commented on a threatened city-funded program meant to offer free bike rentals to SF State students. SF Examiner 7/16/18

SF State Professor of Kinesiology Jimmy Bagley and graduate student researcher Ryan Durk authored a research paper showing a link between cardiovascular fitness and gut health. Bustle 7/13/18

Assistant Professor of International Relations Anthony Pahnke commented on uncertainty surrounding dairy exports. CBC Radio-Canada 7/14/18

Assistant Professor of Health Education Lara Cushing commented on the dangers of rising nighttime temperatures. Gloucester Daily Times 7/13/18

Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies Amy Sueyoshi discussed her new book “Discriminating Sex: White Leisure and the Making of the American ‘Oriental.’” KPFA 7/11/18

Alumna Susanne Brunner was named co-anchor of KARK 4 news in Arkansas. KARK.com 7/16/18

Alumna Jayshree Ullal is one of two Indian American women who made Forbes’ list of America’s richest self-made women. India West 7/13/18  Siaset Daily News 7/13/18

Alumna and rapper Krishtine De Leon, who goes by the name Rocky Rivera, was mentioned in a story about Filipina American rappers. Inquirer.Net 7/13/18

Former SF State student Boots Riley discussed his debut film “Sorry to Bother You.” Beat Route 7/13/18

An assessment led by SF State’s Health Equity Institute found that public services in San Francisco have failed pregnant low-income African American women. San Francisco Bay View 7/14/18 Black News Zone 7/14/18


Assistant Professor of Health Education Lara Cushing commented on the dangers of rising nighttime temperatures. The Daily News 7/13/18 The Eagle Tribune 7/13/18

Assistant Professor of Health Education Lara Cushing discussed a recent study she coauthored in an article about California meeting greenhouse reduction goals. KPCC 7/12/18  Medical Research 7/12/18  Inside Cal EPA 7/12/18 (Clip not available online.)

Alumna Jayshree Ullal is listed as the 18th richest woman in the world. Financial Express 7/13/18

Alumnus Danny Glover and the 1968 student strike at SF State are mentioned in an article about strengthening labor laws in Australia. The World News 7/13/18  Brisbane Times 7/13/18  Sydney Morning Herald 7/13/18  (This article was carried in several other Australian newspapers.)

SF State researchers found a link between cardiovascular fitness and gut health in a recent study. Medical News Today 7/13/18  Coach 7/13/18  Medical Research 7/12/18  Bustle 7/13/18  Science Daily 7/11/18

John Fitzgerald, a former SF State student and an alleged Holocaust denier, is a Republican candidate from Contra Costa County for a U.S. House of Representatives seat. Jewish News of Northern California 7/12/18


Assistant Professor of Health Education Lara Cushing discussed a recent study she coauthored in an  article about California meeting greenhouse reduction goals. Jefferson Public Radio 7/12/1 Radio 7/11/2018

SF State student Joshua Alfaro was one of several college students to receive a Taylor Farms college scholarship. Fresh Plaza 7/12/18

Alumna Deb Cotton was recognized as one of 300 people who have shaped New Orleans. Times-Picayune 7/12/18

Alumna Rachel Boyoung Kim made a short documentary, “Jerusalem If I Forget You,” about two graffiti artists living in Jerusalem. San Francisco Chronicle 7/12/18

Alumnus Jeremy Clevenger accepted the position of head coach of the University of Northern Iowa women’s soccer team. Moscow-Pullman Daily News 7/12/1The Spokesman Review 7/11/18

Former SF State student Boots Riley discussed his politics and first film “Sorry to Bother You.” The Fader 7/11/18  BlackFilm.com 7/11/18

Former SF State student Garrett Bertghold wrote a column about joining the staff of a community newspaper in Big Bear. Big Bear Grizzly 7/11/18

Alumna Kadie Yale wrote a column listing 10 Instagram accounts to follow for design inspiration. Interiors + Sources 7/11/18

SF State researchers found a link between cardiovascular fitness and gut health in a recent study. Men’s Health 7/12/18

SF State is mentioned in a story about a new program aimed at increasing the college-going culture in Richmond. The Richmond Standard 7/11/18

Members of the rock band Pllush met through friends who attended SF State. SF Weekly 7/11/18

SF State is mentioned in a story about San Mateo County having California’s lowest unemployment rate and the most expensive homes. Almanac News 7/11/18


Assistant Professor of Health Education Lara Cushing commented on the dangers of rising nighttime temperatures. New York Times 7/11/18

Director of the Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives at SF State Steven Dickison commented on the value of learning from young poets and poets of color. PBS 7/11/18

Former SF State student Boots Riley discussed his politics and first film “Sorry to Bother You.” The Globe and Mail 7/11/18  Vice 7/10/18  Exclaim! 7/10/18

The new Executive Director of the Richmond Museum of History Melinda McCrary, an SF State alumna, was profiled because of changes she enacted at the museum. East Bay Express 7/11/18

A new book, “Standing Tall: Willie Long and The Mare Island Original 21ers,” by alumnus Jake Sloan was the subject of an article. Oakland Post 7/10/18

Alumnus Paresh Patel discussed his life journey as a former victim of child trafficking in India to a prominent hotelier. Yahoo India 7/9/18

New Belgium Brewing is looking to hire 14 college brand ambassadors from a group of 15 universities, including SF State. Food & Wine 7/11/18


New Belgium Brewing is looking to hire 14 college brand ambassadors from a group of 15 universities, including SF State. Sacramento Bee 7/10/18

SF State Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on the election of Malia Cohen to president of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors. San Francisco Chronicle 7/9/18

Data from SF State’s Division of Institutional Analytics found that ethnic studies majors graduate at higher rates than other majors and that students who take an ethnic studies class are more likely to graduate. Education Dive 7/10/18


Associate Professor of Sexuality Studies Rita Melendez co-authored an op-ed about a new study showing that individuals at high risk of contracting HIV face barriers to accessing an effective HIV drug. New Orleans Edge 7/8/18 (Op-ed distributed to numerous Edge Media Network affiliates)

Assistant Professor of International Relations Anthony Pahnke wrote an op-ed critiquing President Trump’s stance on dairy policies. The Cap Times 7/6/18

SF State student Yoely Iriarte was mentioned in a column about her 15-year-old brother, up-and-coming boxer Joel Iriarte. Bakersfield Californian 7/8/18

Alumnus Travis Vail was named a sales associate in the Bodega Bay office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. The Press Democrat 7/8/18

Actor and SF State alumnus Jeffrey Tambor celebrated his birthday on July 8. Daily Mail 7/8/18

Former SF State student Boots Riley discussed his views on capitalism as depicted in his first film, “Sorry to Bother You.” Washington Post 7/7/18

Alumnus Ted Witt was hired as vice president of operations for Smashmallow, makers of snackable marshmallows and crispy rice treats. North Bay Business Journal 7/6/18

Filipina-American actress and alumna Alysia Beltran landed the lead role of Esmeralda in “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” with Bay Area Musicals. Asian Journal 7/6/18

An SF State study that found that experiences rather than material items lead to greater happiness was mentioned in an article about the secrets to happiness. Crixeo 7/9/18

An article about actor Zac Ephron’s dreadlocks and cultural appropriation mentioned a fight between two students over the hairstyle that occurred at SF State. SF Gate 7/7/18  The Wrap 7/7/18  My San Antonio 7/7/18  New Haven Register 7/7/18  MSN 7/7/18  Midland Daily News 7/7/18  The Edwardsville Intelligencer 7/7/18

SF State research into how quickly the inside of a car heats up was included as an infographic in an article about a heat wave hitting the U.S. Tennessean 7/6/18

Data from SF State’s Division of Institutional Analytics found that ethnic studies majors graduate at higher rates than non-ethnic studies majors. Inside Higher Education 7/9/18


Professor of Geography and Environment Jason Henderson commented on Lyft and Uber’s policy to not share rideshare data with city transit agencies. Mission Local 7/6/18

Former SF State student Boots Riley discussed the politics of his upcoming film “Sorry to Bother You.” Chicago Reader 7/6/18

SF State research into how quickly temperatures rise inside cars was mentioned in a story about ways to stay cool in the summer heat. New York Times 7/6/18


Former SF State student Boots Riley directed his first film “Sorry to Bother You,” set to be released July 6, and was the subject of a profile. Newsweek 7/4/18  Wired 7/4/18

Former SF State student and first-time director Boots Riley addressed SF State students during a May screening of his new film “Sorry to Bother You.” East Bay Express 7/4/18

SF State alumnus Ronald Quidachy, who was arrested during the University’s 1968 student strike and later served as Northern California’s first Filipino judge, retired at the age 71. KQED 7/3/18 (Clip not available online).

Alumna and filmmaker Mai Masri’s award-winning film “3000 Nights” was released on DVD. Al-Bawaba 7/5/18

An article about upcoming development projects in San Francisco mentioned the SF State student housing project on Holloway Avenue, which begins construction in the fall. San Francisco Business Times (Story only available for subscribers)


Professor Emerita and art historian Whitney Chadwick will discuss her new book “Farewell to the Muse: Love, War and the Women of Surrealism” in New Bedford, Massachusetts. South Coast Today 7/2/18

SF State student Michela Gregory, who was one of the 36 killed in the 2016 Oakland warehouse fire, was mentioned in an article about plea deals for the two men accused of involuntary manslaughter in the fire. SFGate 7/2/18

SF State student Sandra Zamora discussed her experience as a Menlo Park resident being squeezed economically by the soaring cost of rent as Facebook expands. Palo Alto Daily Post 7/2/18

SF State alumnus Ronald Quidachy, the longest-serving judge on the current San Francisco Superior Court, has retired at the age 71. SFGate 7/3/18

Before former SF State student Boots Riley directed the film “Sorry to Bother You,” he had a prolific music career as front man of the Oakland-based hip-hop group The Coup. Vulture 7/2/18

Former SF State student Boots Riley discussed his directorial debut, the upcoming film “Sorry to Bother You.” NPR 7/2/18; KQED 7/2/18; Aspen Public Radio 7/2/18 (This story was distributed to more than 10 NPR affiliates.)

A former SF State student’s experience with unplanned pregnancies is mentioned in an op-ed about a recent Supreme Court ruling. CNS News 7/2/18

SF State research into how quickly the inside of a car heats up was included as an infographic in an article about a heat wave hitting the U.S. THV11 7/2/18; KUSA 7/2/18

SF State research into how quickly temperatures rise inside of a vehicle was mentioned in an op-ed about parents accidentally leaving their children in cars. The Alvin Sun 7/2/18

SF State’s Sierra Nevada Field Campus was mentioned in an article that reflects on 70 years of UFO sightings. Popular Mechanics 7/2/18


Professor Emerita Jan Millsapps discusses her new documentary “Madame Mars: Women and the Quest for Worlds Beyond,” which examines the under-representation of women in space exploration. KCBS 7/1/18 (clip not available online)

SF State students, faculty and staff marched in San Francisco’s Gay Pride Parade. KSTW 6/30/18 (Clip not available online)

Research by Professor of Health Education Erik Peper into the link between posture and mood is mentioned in an article about the cause of bad moods. Daily Herald 6/29/18

Research into the sleep health of veterans by Professor of Anthropology Martha Lincoln finds that sleep disturbances are common in National Guard soldiers after deployment. Reuters 6/29/18; Business Insider 6/29/18; KAT 98.9 6/29/18; KWSN 6/29/18; VAN 92.7 6/29/20 (Story was written by Reuters and distributed to more than 10 news outlets)

SF State student Victoria Romero was a former employee of La Taqueria, a popular restaurant that’s been fined for a number of labor violations and is implementing reforms. San Francisco Chronicle 6/30/18

Artist and alumna Dawn Lees Reyes is preserving the local culture of Talofofo, Guam through her artwork. The Guam Daily Post 7/2/18

Solano County deputy sheriff Susan Saba, a former SF State swimming athlete, continues to swim competitively. Daily Republic 7/1/18

Former SF State student Boots Riley discusses his directorial debut in his upcoming film, “Sorry to Bother You.” San Francisco Chronicle 6/30/18; Public Radio International 6/30/18, WBEZ 6/30/18 (clips not available online)

Heavyweight boxer LaRon Mitchell, an SF State alumnus, will take on Rodney Hernandeza at the Omega Products International in Sacramento. BoxingScene 6/30/18


June

Professor of Asian American Studies Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales discussed the importance of ethnic studies courses to the self-image of students of color. Mother Jones 6/29/18

An article on the importance of bees mentioned the Great Sunflower Project, a citizen science effort led by Professor of Biology Gretchen Lebuhn. Wall Street Journal 6/29/18

Assistant Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management Susan Roe commented on the desire of tourists for authentic local experiences. The Torrington Telegram 6/28/18

Alumna Amanda Shaffer discussed her clothing line A. Shay, which aims to empower women. Bakersfield.com 6/29/18

SF State was mentioned in a report detailing an increase in white supremacist propaganda on college campuses. KCBS 6/28/18

SF State research on the effects of posture on memory was cited in an article listing surprising facts about memory. Best Life 6/28/18


Director of the EOS Center and Professor of Biology Karina Nielsen discussed the launch of the first system to measure long-term acidification and carbon chemistry in San Francisco Bay. Bay Nature 6/27/2018

Professor of Latina/Latino studies Teresa Carrillo appeared on a segment discussing Mexico’s 2018 elections and their potential impacts on the country’s relationship with the U.S. KQED 6/27/2018

A quote from Professor of History Marc Stein about the origin of Pride month was cited in an article about Pride-themed beers. Elite Daily 6/27/2018

Professor Emeritus Shawn Whelan commented on the tumultuous opening of Willie L. Brown Jr. Middle School in San Francisco. Wired 6/28/2018

Alumna and painter Emily Fromm discussed her artistic process and the challenge of surviving as an artist in San Francisco. San Francisco Chronicle 6/28/2018

Former SF State student Boots Riley discussed his feature film debut and his influences. io9 6/27/2018

An article about Oakland’s history mentioned Julian and Raye Richardson, who put their house up as collateral to bail out SF State students arrested during protests in 1968. Seattle Times 6/28/2018


Professor of Geography and Environment Jason Henderson said the fight over San Francisco’s electric scooters is really backlash against the use of public space by tech companies. News Center Maine 6/27/2018

An article about the merits of historical works of fiction discussed the work of alumna and author Anne Rice. Chronicles Magazine 6/27/2018

Alumna Sheri Engler wrote about how parents can empower their daughters. The Tomahawk 6/27/2018

Alumna Marlies Tumolo helped organize an effort to clean marine debris created by Hurricane Irma in the Florida Keys. Keys News 6/27/2018

Former SF State student Boots Riley discussed his new film, "Sorry to Bother You." Rolling Stone 6/27/2018

Alumnus and inventor of the waterbed, Charlie Hall, discussed his latest venture: inflatable kayaks. Gearminded 6/26/2018

SF State was cited as one of 40 universities that have adopted an Israel studies center, program or chair. JWeekly 6/26/2018

SF State research on the temperature of locked cars was cited in stories about leaving children and animals in hot cars. WCTV 6/26/2018 ABC 15 6/26/2018 (Clip not available online)

The Building Owners and Managers Association of San Francisco partnered with SF State to inform students about careers in property management. Buildings 6/26/2018


Associate Professor of Biology Andrew Zink’s research into the behavior of earwigs is featured in an article about the insects. KQED 6/26/18

An article about foster teens graduating from San Pasqual High Academy in Rancho Santa Fe mentions SF State as one of the colleges that students attend after graduation. Rancho Santa Fe Review 6/25/18

SF State students discuss what it’s like working at the Mission District Italian restaurant Farina. Mission Local 6/25/18


Professor of Cinema Joseph McBride’s new book about Hollywood’s Golden Age, “How Did Lubitsch Do It?” will be published by Columbia University Press on June 26, 2018. KQED 6/25/18

Professor of Cinema Joseph McBride’s new book, “How Did Lubitsch Do It?” could serve as a viewer’s companion to Lubitsch’s films. Wall Street Journal 6/21/18

Professor of Latina/Latino Studies Guillermo Alejandro Murguia has written a new play about the dancer Maclovia Ruiz. San Francisco Examiner 6/23/18

In an op-ed, Professor of Labor and Employment Studies John Logan notes that Amazon is more of a low-wage retailer than a high-wage tech disruptor. Truth Out 6/23/18

Professor of American Indian Studies Andrew Jolivette said he has stopped going to parades celebrating LGBTQ pride because they have become more party than protest. Fox News 6/22/18 Press Connects 6/23/18 (This article appeared in over three dozen news outlets.)

SF State student Amanda Allen said her $1,875 monthly rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Alameda is a good deal. San Francisco Chronicle 6/21/18

Alumna and Noticiero Telemundo evening anchorwoman Lorena Dominguez will be the keynote speaker at the Napa County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce gala in July. Napa Valley Register 6/22/18

Alumna Kim Stare Wallace won a North Bay Business Journal Women in Business award. North Bay Business Journal 6/22/18

Alumna Katherine Filice is the founder of Articulate Solutions, a creative agency in Gilroy.  Gilroy Dispatch 6/22/18

Alumna and pioneering feminist Seena Kohl passed away in June. St. Louis Post Dispatch

Former SF State student and jazz musician Howard Wiley said being clobbered on stage by other musicians shaped him as an artist. Berkeleyside 6/22/18

Former SF State student Boots Riley’s film "Sorry to Bother You" is shaping up to be a big summer hit. Mother Jones July/August 2018

Award-winning author Michael David Lukas is starting a job as assistant professor of creative writing at SF State. The Jewish News of Northern California 6/22/18

San Francisco State researchers named a fungus after Sponge Bob. Buzz Feed 6/23/18

SF State is tied for 10th place among the top California schools dominating week one of Forbes magazine’s  #My Top College 2018 social media campaign. Forbes 6/22/18

An SF State study showed that the temperature inside a vehicle can rise to 114 degrees on a 95 degree day. Tucson Sentinel 6/22/18


Professor of Geography and Environment Jason Henderson said the fight over San Francisco’s electric scooters is really backlash against the use of public space by tech companies. KCEN 6/21/18

Professor of Health Education Erik Peper and Associate Professor of Health Education Richard Harvey’s study about digital addiction is referenced in an article about a nine-year-old girl’s video game addiction. KTFV 6/21/18 (This story appeared in 32 additional news outlets.)

Alumna and San Francisco Chronicle theater critic Lily Janiak reviewed Marin Theatre Company’s play “Straight White Men.” San Francisco Chronicle 6/21/18

Former student Kevin Waller helped form the Clay Room, where community members can learn ceramics skills and experience a respite from computer culture. The Potrero View June 2018


Professor of Geography and Environment Jason Henderson said the fight over San Francisco’s electric scooters is really backlash against the use of public space by tech companies. KCEN 6/21/18

Professor of Health Education Erik Peper and Associate Professor of Health Education Richard Harvey’s study about digital addiction is referenced in an article about a nine-year-old girl’s video game addiction. KTFV 6/21/18 (This story appeared in 32 additional news outlets.)

Alumna and San Francisco Chronicle theater critic Lily Janiak reviewed Marin Theatre Company’s play “Straight White Men.” San Francisco Chronicle 6/21/18

Former student Kevin Waller helped form the Clay Room, where community members can learn ceramics skills and experience a respite from computer culture. The Potrero View June 2018


Professor of Geography and Environment Jason Henderson said the fight over San Francisco’s electric scooters is really backlash against the use of public space by tech companies. USA Today 6/21/18

Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman said going against President Trump’s policies can be dangerous for Republican politicians since he can destroy their careers with a single tweet. San Francisco Chronicle 6/20/18

Professor of Health Education Ramon Castellblanch said a new state senate bill that would give certain cities the option to serve alcohol until 4:00 a.m. could lead to more people drinking and driving, getting into fights and committing rape. KFBK 6/20/18 (audio clip attached; interview begins at 1:44)

Professor of Jewish Studies Marc Dollinger questioned Commentary magazine’s framing of black-Jewish relations as a conflict. Jewish Telegraphic Agency 6/15/18 Crescent City Jewish News 6/20/18 The American Jewish World 6/20/18

Professor of Health Education Erik Peper and Associate Professor of Health Education Richard Harvey’s study about digital addiction is referenced in an article about a nine-year-old girl’s video game addiction. The Pantagraph 6/19/18 Rapid City Journal 6/19/18 Ravalli Republic 6/19/18 The Southern Illinoisan 6/19/18 Beatrice Daily Sun 6/19/18 Mix FM (Tucson) 6/19/18 The 106.3 Groove KQTH 6/19/18

Jewelle Gomez, a former director of SF State’s Poetry Center, is being honored as Lifetime Achievement Grand Marshal at the 48th annual San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade and Celebration. San Francisco Bay Times 6/21/18

Alumna Diane Rwigara was kidnapped and thrown in prison in Rwanda, accused of trying to overthrow the government. Express Digest 6/20/18 The World News 6/20/18

Alumnus and Rabbi Mark Schiftan gave the opening prayer at the U.S. House of Representatives hearing. CSPAN 6/20/18 (video clip attached)

Former student and actress Vonetta McGee fought against racism in the film industry for many years. Broadly 6/20/18

SF State music students Carlos Gonzalez and Sean Thompson are part of the band The Silhouette Era and just released a new EP. The Monterey County Weekly 6/21/18

News editor Dan Pine of The Jewish News of Northern California won an award from the American Jewish Press Association for his coverage of  SF State and campus climate. The Jewish News of Northern California 6/20/18


Professor of Management Mitchell Marks shared three strategies for managing underperforming employees. MSN 6/18/18

Alumna Neda Nobari’s $5 million gift to San Francisco State University in 2016 established the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies, the first academic center of its kind in the US. Inside Philanthropy 6/20/18

Alumnus Paul Totah is retiring from St. Ignatius Prep but will continue many writing projects. Catholic San Francisco 6/20/18

Alumnus and filmmaker Nik Oczkus landed a job with NCTV, Novato’s community television station. Marin Independent Journal 6/19/18

Former student and artist James Reed gave a substantial collection of 1,500 prints dating from the 16th to the early 21st centuries to the Fairfield University Art Museum in Connecticut. Fairfield Sun 6/20/18


Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel said San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell is better at being the public face of San Francisco than Ed Lee. San Francisco magazine 6/14/18

Assistant Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management Susan Roe offered tips on cost-effective summer road trips. Wallet Hub 6/18/18

Professor Emerita Ellen Peel discussed the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein. KQED Forum 6/14/18

Alumnus Matt Woebcke combined his love of helping people and architecture to become a successful realtor in San Francisco. Sonoma Index-Tribune 6/18/18

An elementary school in Mountain View will be named after alumnus Antonio Vargas, who is a Pulitzer Prize winner and CEO of Define American, a nonprofit that fights anti-immigrant hatred and injustice. Mountain View Patch 6/18/18

Former student Howard Bryant said that framing football players’ kneeling protests as a flag issue diverts from the underlying problem of police brutality. The Guardian 6/19/18


Professor Jewish Studies Marc Dollinger questioned Commentary magazine’s framing of black-Jewish relations as a conflict. Haaretz 6/17/18

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel said San Francisco mayoral candidate  London Breed will need to make sure her policies are good for the city as a whole, not just the tech industry. San Francisco Chronicle 6/15/18

Assistant Professor Creative Writing May-lee Chai reviewed Tommy Orange’s new novel, “There, There,” about urban American Indians in Oakland. Dallas News 6/16/18

Emeritus Professor of Education Cecelia Wambach is reinventing retirement by volunteering at Syrian refugee camps in Greece. The World News 6/17/18 San Francisco Chronicle 6/17/18

Student Luc Williams is concerned that critics of the H-1B visa for foreign workers are scapegoating immigrants. San Jose Mercury News 6/17/18 Santa Cruz Sentinel 6/17/18 East Bay Times 6/17/18 Silicon Valley 6/17/18

Alumna and videographer Rachel Aston won two regional Emmy Awards from the Pacific Southwest chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Las Vegas Review-Journal 6/17/18

Alumnus Tom Mulvey climbed to 18,000 feet on Mount Denali in Alaska but stopped because his hands were becoming frost nipped. Marin Independent Journal 6/16/18

Alumnus Dave Herlocker, who became a well-known and popular naturalist with Marin County Open Space District, has retired. San Rafael Patch 6/15/18

Alumnus Charles Hall’s first design for the waterbed nearly 50 years ago was a chair. News-Press 6/14/18

An SF State study finding that siblings playing on the same sports team can result in one-upping, which can have a negative effect if not harnessed correctly. Stuff 6/17/18

Former student and poet Nancy Keane passed away last week. San Francisco Chronicle 6/6/18


Research by Professor of Health Education Erik Peper and Associate Professor of Health Education Richard Harvey found that digital addiction can cause loneliness, depression and increased anxiety. Thrive Global 6/14/18

Alumnus and former San Francisco Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr. will receive the Springarn Medal during the NAACP 109th Annual Convention taking place in San Antonio, Texas next month, recognizing his commitment to civil rights. Defender Network 6/14/18

SF State’s Queer Cinema Project received a $50,000 matching grant from the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation. Bay Area Reporter 6/13/18

Four films about the Black Panthers will be shown at the Roxie in collaboration with SF State’s Africana Studies department. San Francisco Chronicle 6/14/18

Rufus Olivier, Jr. was named second bassoon at the San Francisco Symphony after an audition at SF State in 1977. San Francisco Chronicle 6/15/18


Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel said London Breed gained votes in Tuesday’s ballot count for San Francisco mayor that were supposed to favor Mark Leno. Los Angeles Times 6/13/18 (This AP story was carried by over 200 additional news outlets.)

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel said the support London Breed got from leaders across the spectrum of race, ethnicity and ideology ended up helping her win the San Francisco mayoral race. KQED 6/12/18

Alumna, educator, LGBT activist and psychotherapist Marcia Perlstein has passed away. San Francisco Chronicle 6/13/18

The University is mentioned in an article about fighting campus anti-Semitism. Jewish Weekly 6/13/18


Professor of Management Mitchell Marks said Seattle needs a more coordinated policy to solve its homeless issue. KCBA TV 6/12/18 (video clip attached)

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel said ranked-choice voting increases the rate of ballot errors. KEYC 6/12/18 (This AP story was carried by at least 93 media outlets.)

Alumnus and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown will receive the Springarn Medal during the NAACP 109th Annual Convention taking place in San Antonio, Texas next month, recognizing his commitment to civil rights. The Skanner 6/12/18


Professor of Management Mitchell Marks shared three strategies for managing underperforming employees. CNBC 6/11/18

Associate Professor of Sexuality Studies Rita Melendez co-authored a study in the journal AIDS and Behavior about barriers to HIV treatment. Infosurhoy 6/11/18

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel said ranked-choice voting increases the rate of ballot errors. The New York Times 6/11/18  The Bellingham Herald 6/11/18 (This AP story was carried by at least 52 media outlets.)

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel said Mark Leno is closing in on London Breed’s lead in the San Francisco mayoral race. San Francisco Chronicle 6/11/18

Lecturer Emil Guillermo discussed his concerns over the fragile state of student mental health in light of recent suicides. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 6/11/18

Former student Dan Nicoletta has documented more than four decades of San Francisco’s queer culture. A&U 6/11/18

An SF State study about potential health hazards to BART riders is mentioned in an article about the agency’s efforts to curb noise. SF Curbed 6/12/18


Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel comments on strategies related to the San Francisco mayoral race. San Francisco Chronicle 6/9/18

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel predicted that London Breed would gain over 1,000 votes from remaining vote-by-mail ballots and if that trend continues, Breed will win the election. San Francisco Weekly 6/10/18

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel discusses angel investor Ron Conway and his behind-the-scenes support of mayoral candidate London Breed. Wired 6/11/18

Associate Professor of Political Science Ron Hayduk said that for most of U.S. history, voting by noncitizens was the norm. This Week in Worcester 6/11/18

Professor Emeritus Mark Phillips said thinking critically and being more conscious of the emotions that influence our political behavior can help us make better political decisions. Marin Independent Journal 6/10/18

Former professor Matthew Shenoda will be the first vice president of social equity and inclusion at the Rhode Island School of Design. Color Magazine 6/8/18

Former student Rose Muller owns a yoga studio in Yakima, Washington. Yakima Herald 6/8/18

Alumna Jacqueline Bennett is a cancer survivor and a meteorologist at NBC Boston and NECN. NECON 6/11/18


The Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network, founded by Professor of Asian American Studies Isabelle Thuy Pelaud and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen, want to move the voices of writers from the diaspora from the margins into the center. San Francisco Chronicle 6/7/18

As the votes in the San Francisco mayor’s race continue to be counted, Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel comments on the narrow margin between candidates London Breed and Mark Leno. Mission Local 6/7/18

Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell’s study finding that experience makes people happier than material goods is borne out by research suggesting that nearly 77 percent of Millennials say that events and experiences create their best memories. Site Pro News 6/8/18

SF State juniors and seniors in the Apparel Design and Merchandising program presented innovative fashions inspired by social justice and inclusivity at Runway 2018: Diverge. San Francisco Chronicle 6/7/18

Alumnus and filmmaker Craig Baldwin is the guest of honor at the Chicago Underground Film Festival and will discuss his role in a modern media environment where the line between fact and dark fantasy has begun to disappear. Chicago Reader 6/7/18

Alumna Jennifer Chan is one of only 58 out of almost 96,000 test takers to receive the 2017 Elijah Watt Sells Award from the American Institute of CPAs. Accounting Today 6/6/18

Alumna and San Francisco educator Mary Florence Crowley passed away on June 2, 2018. San Francisco Chronicle 6/8/18

An SF State/UCSF study on pregnant homeless women in San Francisco shows that they are at high risk for preterm birth or miscarriage if they do not receive good care in early pregnancy. San Francisco Chronicle 6/7/18


In commenting on a new study finding that bilingual children may perform better on cognitive tests, Professor of Psychology Kenneth Paap said many bilingual children are immigrants and that other studies have shown that immigrants have better overall health than native-born citizens. Salon 6/5/18

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel said local propositions C and D reflect the polarization between the two major political factions in San Francisco and the competition between them for control of government and policy. Before It’s News 6/5/18 Reason 6/5/18

Research by Professor of Health Education Erik Peper and Associate Professor of Health Education Richard Harvey showing that digital addiction activates neural pathways similar to those in opioid addiction is referred to in a story about Apple and Google developing apps for monitoring screen time. India Today 6/6/18

Recent grad Elexia Cook was part of a group of people attacked on the sidewalk in Berkeley on Memorial Day weekend. Berkeleyside 6/5/18


Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel was one of three featured speakers in an election night special focused on California and San Francisco voter issues. KALW 6/4/18

Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering Xiaorong Zhang has been given the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award. The O&P Edge 6/4/18

In his book, “Standing Tall: Willie Long and the Mare Island Original 21ers,” alumnus Jake Sloan tells the story of the African-American construction workers at Vallejo’s Mare Island Shipyard in the 1960s whose actions led to systemic improvements in conditions for black construction workers. KQED 5/29/18

An SF State/UCSF study on pregnant homeless women in San Francisco provided support for a broad coalition of nonprofits and religious organizations asking the San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing to provide housing for those women earlier in their pregnancies. National Catholic Reporter 6/5/18


In his new book, “Black Power, Jewish Politics: Reinventing the Alliance in the 1960s,” Professor of Jewish Studies Marc Dollinger argues that much of the accepted knowledge about the interaction between black and Jewish communities is based more on myth than fact. NPR 6/4/18  KSMU Ozarks Public Radio 6/4/18 (This story was carried by at least 63 additional public radio news outlets.)

Professor of History Marc Stein details the history of Pride Month in his book “Rethinking the Gay and Lesbian Movement.” Elite Daily 6/1/18

Professor of History Marc Stein explained that Pride Month is held in June to mark the history of the Stonewall Riots, which took place in late June and early July in 1969. Elite Daily 6/1/18

Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman said San Francisco mayoral candidate London Breed is a business-friendly centrist in an article about her appeal to the tech industry. Bloomberg 6/4/18

Professor of Political Science Corey Cook said there are no real ideological differences among the candidates for San Francisco mayor but that each represents a “first”—first openly gay mayor, first black woman mayor, and first Asian American woman mayor. City Lab 6/1/18

Professor of Health Education and founder of the Metro Academies College Success Program Mary Beth Love discussed the Metro College Success Program. Education Dive 6/4/18

Alumnus Kent Nagano, who received an honorary doctorate at SF State’s May 24 Commencement, will be giving a rare home town concert in Morro Bay this week. The Tribune 6/2/18

Alumnus Zane Fiala is the artistic director of the Orange Chorale of San Francisco. San Francisco Classical Voice 6/4/18

Alumnus Michael Corrigan reviewed John Banville’s recent book, “Mrs. Osmond.” Idaho State Journal 6/1/18

Alumna, educator and author Mary Lu Leon has passed away at age 83. The Union of Grass Valley 6/4/18

Two SF State students studying music composition are members of The Silhouette Era, a band described as “garage rock on a silver platter.” The Deli 6/4/18

Alumnus Michael Steele was named one of the 2018 teachers of the year by the Elk Grove school district. Elk Grove Citizen 6/1/18


Professor Emeritus and former Associate Dean of the College of Science and Engineering Newman Fisher passed away on May 5 at age 90. The Jewish News of Northern California 5/31/18

Jesus Ramirez-Valles, professor and head of community health sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, has been named director of SF State’s Health Equity Institute. The Chronicle of Higher Education 5/31/18

Alumna and San Francisco Public Defender Niki Solis is challenging an incumbent superior court judge for his seat to try to help reform criminal justice. El Tecolote 5/31/18

Alumna and aviator Jeanne McElhatton, who loved helping people overcome their fear of flying, passed away at 90. San Francisco Chronicle 5/31/18

The University Police Department is mentioned in an article about the underreporting of hate crimes by law enforcement agencies. The Los Angeles Times 5/31/18  The Fresno Bee 5/31/18  Idaho Statesman 5/31/18  The Kansas City Star 5/31/18  Merced Star 5/31/18  The Middletown Press 5/31/18  The Modesto Bee 5/31/18  The Eagle 5/31/18  The News & Observer 5/31/18  The News Tribune 5/31/18   KFMB 5/31/18   KPIX 5/31/18  KTLA 5/31/18   KTXL 5/31/18  KXJZ 5/31/18 (This story appeared in at least 17 additional news outlets.)

A trial date has been set for a lawsuit alleging an environment of anti-Semitism at SF State. The Algemeiner 6/1/18  Jewish Journal 5/31/18

SF State research on the temperature of locked cars was mentioned in a clip about leaving children in cars. SFSB-TV 6/1/18 (Clip not available online.)


May

Professor of Health Education and founder of the Metro Academies College Success Program Mary Beth Love discussed the Metro College Success Program. Inside Higher Ed 5/31/2018

Alumnus Robert Quidachay, who co-founded the Philippine American Collegiate Endeavor at SF State, discussed the origin and meaning of the term “Asian American.” NBC News 5/31/2018

Alumna Mary Cate Williams wrote about the advantages of attending community college before transferring to SF State. POPSUGAR 5/31/2018

Alumna Alison Chism discussed her glassblowing career and the inspiration behind her art. The Laurel of Asheville 5/30/2018

A trial date has been set for a lawsuit alleging an environment of anti-Semitism at SF State. World Israel News 5/31/2018

SF State research on the temperature of locked cars was cited in an article about leaving children in cars. Alice Echo News Journal 5/30/2018


Alumna Mary Lavalais won the Mayor’s Paraeducator of the Year Award for her work at San Francisco Community School. San Francisco Examiner 5/29/2018

Alumna Madeline Hildebrandt is one of two women running for an open U.S. Congress seat in New Mexico. Las Cruces Sun News 5/30/2018

Alumnus Michael Corrigan wrote about an experience he had travelling in Europe in the 1960s. Idaho State Journal 5/24/2018

Protests at SF State in the 1960s were cited as an early example of the free speech movement on college campuses. KGUN 5/30/2019 WEWS 5/30/2018 KMGH 5/30/2018 (This story was republished by 13 additional news outlets.)

An SF State study showing that money spent on experiences makes people happier is mentioned in an article on ways to “buy” happiness. MSN 5/29/2018

Members of the East Bay Latino community participated in an SF State study on the wellness benefits of walking in nature. Visión Hispana 5/25/2018


Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on spending by special interest groups in San Francisco’s mayoral race. San Francisco Chronicle 5/25/2018

Professor Emerita of Art Whitney Chadwick participated in a panel discussion about the ways art institutions should deal with work done by abusive artists. Hyperallergenic 5/25/2018

Alumnus Teddy Hulsker will perform in the play “Barn Owl,” at the CounterPulse arts center in San Francisco. San Francisco Chronicle 5/27/2018

Alumna Judy Bretschneider, known for introducing San Francisco children to dance through the Presidio Performing Arts Foundation, died last Saturday. SFGate 5/25/2018 My San Antonio 5/25/2018 Laredo Morning Times 5/25/2018

An SF State study showing that money spent on experiences makes people happier is mentioned in an article on ways to “buy” happiness. CNBC 5/29/2018

SF State research on the temperature of locked cars was cited in an article about leaving children in cars. The Post and Courier 5/28/2018

SF State’s Estuary & Ocean Science Center received a $190,000 grant for the restoration of rocky shore habitats and education about their importance. Marin Independent Journal 5/25/2018


Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Carolina De Robertis cowrote a letter to the editor urging that academics help build a culture where survivors of sexual harassment and assault feel supported. Chronicle of Higher Education 5/25/2018

An SF State alumnus named Stephen, who was shot and killed after accidentally entering a neighbor’s apartment, was mentioned in an editorial about gun violence. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 5/25/2018

A study by Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel was quoted in an op-ed about the drawbacks of ranked choice voting. Santa Clara Weekly 5/15/2018

Alumnus Don Gibson will be the new dean of Manhattan College’s O’Malley School of Business. Riverdale Press 5/25/2018

Raymon Cancino was named alumnus of the year by SF State’s School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement. Register-Pajaronian 5/25/2018

Alumna Denia Perez, one of the first “Dreamers” to earn a law degree, has been pushing for rule changes to allow those on DACA permits to practice law. Fox Business 5/24/2018 Sacramento Bee 5/24/2018 Christian Science Monitor 5/24/2018 (This AP news story was republished by over 280 outlets)

Fireworks capped off SF State’s Commencement ceremony at AT&T Park. ABC7 5/24/2018 (No clip available)

The Payscale College Return on Investment Report listed SF State as #92 among public universities for best return on investment. Oroville Mercury-Register 5/24/2018


Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies Eric Mar discussed the support of San Francisco’s Chinese community in the upcoming mayoral race. San Francisco Examiner 5/24/2018

A new study by Professor of Biology Vance Vredenburg provides an explanation for bird flocks in the Amazon that hold dozens of species. IFLScience 5/23/2018

Associate Professor of Race and Resistance Studies Rabab Abdulhadi’s statements about Zionism were discussed in an editorial on the relationship between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism. Jewish Journal 5/23/2018

Alumna Denia Perez, one of the first “Dreamers” to earn a law degree, has been pushing for rule changes to allow those on DACA permits to practice law. ABC News 5/24/2018 Washington Post 5/24/2018 San Francisco Chronicle 5/24/2018 (This AP news story was republished by over 250 outlets)

San Francisco’s Coit Tower was lit up in purple and gold this morning in celebration of SF State’s Commencement ceremony. KPIX 5/24/2018 (clip not available online)


Adjunct Professor of Ethnic Studies Amy Casselman Hontalas discussed recent laws giving Native American tribes more power to prosecute non-Native people who commit crimes on tribal land. Arizona Daily Sun 5/22/18

Director of SF State’s EDvance program Lygia Stebbing was interviewed about efforts to create more early childhood educators. KALW 5/22/18

Former San Francisco Mayor and SF State alum Willie L. Brown Jr. mentioned commuting to SF State in a segment about the Salesforce Tower and how the city has changed. KTVU 5/22/18 (clip not available online)


Professor and Chair of the Department of Communications Studies Joe Tuman discussed the credibility of Rudy Giuliani as a spokesperson for President Trump. KCBS 5/21/2018 (No clip available)

Professor of Philosophy Mohammad Azadpur was one of a group of global academic and cultural leaders who signed an open letter in support of the Iran Nuclear Deal. Iranian.com 5/21/2018

Former SF State student Boots Riley discussed his new film, “Sorry to Bother You,” which comes out in wide release in July. The New York Times Magazine 5/22/2018


Associate Professor of History Dawn Bohulano Mabalon discussed her upcoming children’s book about Filipino American labor activist Larry Itliong. Atlas Obscura 5/17/2018

Professor and Chair of the Department of Communications Studies Joe Tuman discussed how platforms like Facebook and Twitter encourage users to share news without reading it. KQED 5/17/2018

Professor of Health Education Ramon Castellblanch wrote a column criticizing Donald Trump’s plan to deal with high drug prices. The Progressive 5/17/2018

SF State students competed in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program’s Intercollegiate Media Competition. WCLU 5/18/2018

Alumna and author Kelly Corrigan’s fourth book, “Tell Me More,” reached #11 on the New York Times best-seller list. Pivot. Today 5/18/2018 Main Line Today 5/7/2018

Alumna Pam Dorr discussed her plan to address the housing crisis by building 10,000 tiny homes in 10 years. Miami Herald 5/17/2018 The Sacramento Bee 5/17/2018 East Bay Times 5/17/2018 (This story was published in over 30 additional news outlets.)

Alumnus and business expert Harry Glorikian discussed his recent book, “MoneyBall Medicine,” about the influence of technology on medicine. Armenian Mirror-Spectator 5/17/2018


Professor and Chair of the Department of Communications Studies Joe Tuman’s 2014 campaign for mayor of Oakland was mentioned in an article about Oakland’s current mayor. San Francisco Magazine 5/17/2018

Lecturer of Humanities Peter Richardson discussed journalist Tom Wolfe’s work chronicling the counterculture of the Bay Area in the 1960s. Palo Alto Daily Post 5/16/2018

Visiting faculty member Ayelet Gundar-Goshen will give a talk about contemporary Israeli mythology at the Contemporary Jewish Museum today. San Francisco Chronicle 5/16/2018

Alumna Pan Dorr discussed her plan to address the housing crisis by building 10,000 tiny homes in 10 years. San Jose Mercury News 5/17/2018

Alumna Annette Bening plays the lead role in “The Seagull,” a movie adaptation of an Anton Chekhov play. San Francisco Examiner 5/17/2018

Alumnus and actor Danny Glover headlined a fundraising event for San Francisco mayoral candidate Jane Kim. SF Weekly 5/16/2018

SF State’s College of Ethnic Studies was mentioned in an article about comedian Ali Wong and her relationship with ethnic studies. Mother Jones 5/17/2018

SF State research on the temperature of locked cars was cited in news segments about leaving children and pets in cars. KARE 5/16/2018 Valley News Live 5/16/2018

An SF State report on housing, pregnancy and preterm birth in San Francisco was cited in an article about pregnant women who need housing support. California Health Report 5/14/2018


Lecturer of Management Clare Hedin, who makes music and speaks about the creative potential of humanity, will speak at a Companion Circle in Kelseyville, CA. Lake County News 5/16/18

SF State students participated in the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association Knowledge Bowl in Sacramento. The Orange County Register 5/16/18

Alumnus Norm Dea will retire after 35 years as a music instructor in the Acalanes Union High School District. Lamorinda Weekly 5/16/18

Sound editor and alumnus Ethan Van der Ryn was interviewed about his work on the horror film “A Quiet Place.” Awards Circuit 5/14/18

Alumna and recent law school graduate Denia Perez helped pass a law that will allow undocumented lawyers like herself to apply for admission to the bar in order to practice law. Yahoo Finance 5/14/18

Actor and alumnus Danny Glover led a Sacramento rally in support of anti-poverty measures. Modesto Bee 5/14/18

Alumna Debbie MacLeod was appointed development director of Bainbridge Performing Arts in Washington. Bainbridge Island Review 5/15/18

SF State’s Africana Studies Department was mentioned in a segment about Drum and Spear, a radical black bookstore that operated in Washington, D.C. through the mid-seventies. WAMU 5/15/2018


Professor of Psychology Kenneth Paap discussed potential explanations for why children in low-income homes score higher on cognitive tests if their families speak more than one language. Scientific American 5/15/2018

An article about progressive political candidates in upcoming primaries featured a quote Professor of Political Science Robert Smith gave to KQED last year. Nation of Change 5/14/18

Photography by alumnus Brian Frank, depicting inmates at a youth prison camp, is featured in an exhibition at SF Camerawork. San Francisco Chronicle 5/14/2018

Former Diablo Valley College Professor and SF State alumnus Eric Clanton, who was arrested in connection with an assault during a protest in Berkeley, was profiled. Rolling Stone 5/15/2018

Actor and alumnus Danny Glover led a Sacramento rally yesterday supporting anti-poverty measures. The Sacramento Bee 5/14/18

Alumnus Cleveland “Champagne” Givens was honored at the Chicago Brothers Breakfast Club in Oakland. Oakland Post 5/14/18

Alumna and recent law school graduate Dania Perez helped pass a law that will allow undocumented lawyers like herself to apply for admission to the bar in order to practice law. Connecticut Post 5/14/18 Greenwich Time 5/14/18 The Hour 5/14/18 (This story appeared in four additional outlets)

Former student Shelly Scott is running for the position of Marin County’s assessor-recorder. Marin Independent Journal 5/14/18

Alumnus Vince Kehoe is running for the position of Mariposa County’s assessor. Sierra Sun Times 5/14/18

The San Francisco Department of Public Health has begun working with SF State to provide free STD testing to all students. San Francisco Examiner 5/14/18

SF State research about the importance of focusing on good memories was cited in an article about how to make your morning successful. Reader’s Digest 5/14/18

An SF State program to offer discounted auto insurance to members of the alumni association was mentioned in an article about ways to reduce insurance bills. MSN 5/14/18


An article about progressive political candidates in upcoming primaries featured a quote Professor of Political Science Robert Smith gave to KQED last year. In These Times 5/14/2018

Assistant Professor of Economics Venoo Kakar talked about her study showing that Asian and Hispanic Airbnb hosts charge less for rentals in San Francisco. Nashville Public Radio 5/11/2018 WVTF 5/11/2018 (This story was broadcast on 23 NPR affiliate stations)

Professor of History and Director of the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability Catherine Kudlick wrote a tribute to her mother reflecting on their differing attitudes towards blindness. Dallas News 5/12/2018

Interim Dean of Ethnic Studies Amy Sueyoshi’s new book highlights the contributions of Asian men to San Francisco’s queer culture. Instinct Magazine 5/11/2018

Professor Emeritus of Education Mark Phillips wrote about the national student movement for gun control. Marin Independent Journal 5/13/2018

SF State graduate student Kira Kondratkova won first place in the San Francisco regional “Chinese Bridge” Chinese proficiency competition. Xinhua News 5/14/2018

Former SF State Philosophy graduate student Sarah Braasch became the subject of a viral video when she called 911 to report a black student sleeping in the common area of her own Yale dorm. MSN 5/12/2018

Former student Laurie Cohen, who founded the Mill Valley Philharmonic, is retiring after 18 seasons as its artistic director and conductor. Marin Independent Journal 5/12/2018

An SF State study showing that money spent on experiences makes people happier was mentioned in an article about ways money can “buy” happiness. Investopedia 5/11/2018

SF State was awarded a $10,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant to support the Poetry Center’s reading series. KQED 5/10/2018

The Santa Fe Community College’s Continuing Education program attracted educators from SF State. Santa Fe Reporter 5/1/2018


Professor of Health Education Ramon Castellblanch commented on an Oakland pharmacy under investigation for dispensing large amounts of opioid painkillers under suspicious circumstances. NBC Bay Area 5/9/2018

Adjunct Professor of Ethnic Studies Amy Casselman Hontalas discussed recent laws giving Native American tribes more power to prosecute non-Native people who commit crimes on tribal land. Tucson Sentinel 5/9/18

Lecturer of English Ruby Hernandez-Frischer was featured in an article discussing how facial feminization surgery helps female trans women complete their transition. Oakland North 5/9/18

Lecturer of Criminal Justice James Dudley wrote a guide for coordinating a response to an active shooter. PoliceOne 5/7/18

Alumna and thespian DeBorah B. Pryor wrote about the revival of Letters of Zora, a one-woman play inspired by the life of Zora Neale Hurston. Black News Zone 5/9/18 EURWeb 5/9/18

SF State’s 1962 tuition was mentioned in an editorial about the how the city has gentrified in the last half-century. High Country News 5/10/18

A gender discrimination suit against Twitter will rely upon an SF State report showing that female engineers at the company aren’t promoted as much as their male colleagues. Bloomberg Law 5/9/18

SF State was cited as an institution in which donors can in some cases serve on faculty search or selection panels. National Review 5/9/18

SF State research on the temperature of locked cars was cited in an article about leaving children in cars. The Gilmer Mirror 5/9/18


Professor of History and Director of the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability Catherine Kudlick wrote a tribute to her mother reflecting on their differing attitudes towards blindness. New York Times 5/9/2018

Chair and Professor of Computer Science William Hsu discussed the difficulty of hiring computer faculty members in recent years. Inside Higher Ed 5/9/2018

Lecturer of Management Clare Hedin, who makes music and speaks about the creative potential of humanity, will speak at a Companion Circle in Kelseyville, CA. Lake County Record Bee 5/9/2018

Assistant Professor of Economics Venoo Kakar talked about her study showing that Asian and Hispanic Airbnb hosts charge less for rentals in San Francisco. All Things Considered 5/8/2018 (clip not available online; this story was broadcast on seven NPR affiliate stations).

Adjunct Professor of Ethnic Studies Amy Casselman Hontalas discussed recent laws giving Native American tribes more power to prosecute non-Native people who commit crimes on tribal land. Cronkite News 5/8/2018

Former student Haros Lopez talked about his Santa Fe art collective Alas de Agua, which aims to provide a space for people of color and address inequalities in the art world. Santa Fe Reporter 5/9/2018

Last weekend was the opening weekend for the play “Sylvia” at Valley Performing Arts in Wasilla, AK, directed by alumnus Grant Olson. Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman 5/8/2018

Alumna Denia Perez, who is graduating from Quinnipiac University’s School of Law, discussed her experience as a DACA recipient. Record-Journal 5/8/2018

A new book about 1968 as a pivotal year for protests cites black student activism at SF State. London School of Economics Review of Books 5/8/2018

SF State research on the temperature of locked cars was cited in an article about leaving pets in cars. Winston-Salem Journal 5/8/2018


Professor of International Relations Mahmood Monshipouri discussed the potential ramifications of abandoning the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement. KTVU 5/7/18

A high school teacher vocal about many issues related to Filipino-American and minority culture and experiences, including the budget cuts to SF State’s College of Ethnic Studies, was nominated for the National Education Association’s Social Justice Activist of the Year Award. Inquirer.net 5/8/2018

An installation of an ADA-compliant chair that was integrated into a classroom at SF State was referenced as an example of how to make classrooms more accessible. Educase Review 5/7/18


Alumnus and entrepreneur Andrey Zakharenko discussed ways that travel agencies can attract millennials. Travel Pulse 5/6/2018

Alumnus and Foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif reportedly met with former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss the nuclear agreement between the two countries. Fox News 5/6/2018 (clip not available online)

Alumna Atsuko Hirayanagi talked about her career change from acting to filmmaking. The Japan Times 5/5/2018

Alumnus Chad Slife discussed his work as the principal of Cobb Elementary School in San Francisco. The New Fillmore 5/2/2018

An unsolved 1977 murder on the SF State campus was mentioned in an article about new investigative techniques based on DNA. MSN 5/6/2018 San Francisco Chronicle 5/4/2018

Brittney Venter, a former foster youth, talked about her experience with the Guardian Scholars Program at a fundraiser that brought together important figures in the tech community. The Register Citizen 5/4/2018 SFGate 5/4/2018 The Middletown Press 5/4/2018


Professor of Cinema Joseph McBride has authored a new book on the work of director Ernst Lubitsch. Library Journal 5/4/2018 (clip not available online)

Assistant Professor of Biology Andrea Swei discussed the risk of Lyme disease in California. KQED 5/3/2018

Professor of Health Education Erik Peper talked about his recent study demonstrating a link between the overuse of smartphones and loneliness and depression. WABC 5/3/2018 (clip not available); KABC 5/3/2018

Assistant Professor of Biology Andrea Swei authored a study showing which types of parks in the Bay Area are most likely to harbor ticks. SFGate 5/1/2018

Lecturer of Criminal Justice James Dudley wrote an article about how police officers can support their sergeants. PoliceOne 5/3/2018

Professor Emeritus of Theatre Arts Carlos Barón discussed an experience with culturally diverse hospital staff that put him at ease before a surgery. El Tecolote 5/3/2018

Brittney Venter, a former foster youth, talked about her experience with the Guardian Scholars Program at a fundraiser that brought together important figures in the tech community. Bloomberg 5/4/2018


Professor and Chair of the Department of English Language & Literature Sugie Goen-Salter discussed SF State’s “stretch” courses, which help incoming students improve their writing skills. EdSource 5/2/2018

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Carolina De Robertis is married to a candidate for an open Oakland City Council race. Bay Area Reporter 5/27/2018

Alumna and author Frances Mayes was interviewed about her new book, “Women in Sunlight.” Authorlink 5/2/3018

Alumna and artist Mikelle Standbridge will open a retreat center for culture and contemporary art in northwestern Italy in 2019. Sulphur Springs News-Telegram 5/1/2018

Alumna Alicia Muñoz is seeking re-election for her position on the San Diego County Board of Education. San Diego Union-Tribune 4/30/2018

Research from SF State’s Family Acceptance Project was used to create a professional development course for staff at military-affiliated childcare centers and youth programs. Bay Windows 5/3/2018

SF State recently expanded its HIV and sexually transmitted infection testing services to include LGBT students. Bay Area Reporter 5/2/2018

SF State research on the adverse effect of smartphones was mentioned in an article about applications that can help limit phone use. CBS Philadelphia 5/2/2018

Sexual harassment complaints against a former SF State professor were discussed in an article about how universities handle new hires with a history of misconduct. City Pages 5/2/2018

San Francisco mayoral candidate Mark Leno proposed extending the free tuition offered to residents at City College of San Francisco if they transfer to SF State. KTVU 5/2/2018 (clip not available online); NBC Bay Area 5/2/2018 (clip not available online)


Professor of Biology Gretchen LeBuhn’s book, “The Bee Friendly Garden,” was mentioned in an article about bee-centric garden design. Daily Democrat 5/1/18

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Chanan Tigay has been named a finalist for the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature.  JWeekly 5/1/18

Alumna Amanda Grey has been named the principal of a Petaluma elementary school beginning next fall. Petaluma Argus-Courier 5/1/18

Four SF State students discuss the year’s most underreported news stories on “Project Censored.” PRN FM 5/1/18

An SF State study about chronically late workers was mentioned in an article about how to be on time. WHIO TV7 5/2/18


A recent study by Professor of Health Education Erik Peper demonstrates a link between the overuse of smartphones and loneliness and depression. The Federalist 4/30/18 How Africa 4/30/18

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on Maine’s new ranked-choice voting system, which takes effect in June. The World 4/30/18

SF State is planning to build a new housing complex and a Center for Media Arts as part of the Campus Master Plan. San Francisco Examiner 5/1/18 Today in the Bay 5/1/18 (clip not available online)


April

Associate Professor of History Dawn Bohulano Mabalon will discuss the importance of preserving family histories at the Bakersfield College Delano campus. Bakersfield Californian 4/30/18

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on Maine’s new ranked-choice voting system, which takes effect in June. The Star Democrat 4/30/18 The Exponent Telegram 4/29/18 Gloucester Times 4/27/18

Lecturer of Criminal Justice Jim Dudley comments on Oakland police response to calls about the hazardous living conditions at the Ghost Ship warehouse prior to a fire that erupted and killed dozens of people. Mercury News 4/29/18

SF State student Isik Berfin will perform traditional Zaza and Kurdish songs that will be included in Sounds of California, a modern effort to record the folk songs of California residents. KOSU 4/27/18 PRI 4/27/18 Delmarva Public Radio 4/27/18 SDPB 4/27/18 Jefferson Public Radio 4/27/18 WVXU 4/27/18 South Carolina Public Radio 4/27/18 (The story was picked up by multiple public radio news outlets)

Alumnus Ken Weichel is one of six artists exhibiting at Gallerie Renee Marie in Benicia. Benicia Herald 4/19/18

Alumnus Michael Corrigan reviews author John Banville’s new book, “Time Pieces: A Dublin Memoir.” Idaho State Journal 4/27/18

SF State research on tardiness was cited in an article about how to be more punctual. World Pro News 4/30/18

Two San Francisco mayoral candidates expressed support for a program that would extend free tuition to SF State students. San Francisco Examiner 4/28/18


A recent study by Professor of Health Education Erik Peper shows that addiction to social media and smartphones shares similar symptom to an opioid addiction. UK Yahoo News 4/27/18

An SF State student placed third in the Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge for “Gather,” a garden helper that allows people of all ages and abilities to garden and interact with others. Digital Engineering 4/26/18

Ceramist and alumna Shenny Cruces’ work will be shown this weekend at the 30th Annual California Conference for the Arts in Sacramento. Sacramento Magazine 4/27/18

Valeria Sasser, an alumna, is running for a seat on the Corte Madera Town Council. Marin Independent Journal 4/27/18

Alumna Jessica Penner was promoted to executive pastry chef at Epic Steak in San Francisco. Nation’s Restaurant News 4/26/18

SF State’s new Global Museum, “Going Global: From San Francisco to the World,” showcasing arts and materials spanning five continents from ancient to contemporary times, opened Thursday. ABC7 News 4/26/18 (clip not available online)

SF State research on tardiness was cited in an article about how to be more punctual. Real Men Real Style 4/26/18

An article about new housing for San Francisco Conservatory of Music students mentions SF State’s long-term plans to increase student housing. San Francisco Business Times 4/26/18 (Story link only available to subscribers)


Author Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, a visiting faculty member and collaborator on an Israeli television series about Charedi Jews, is mentioned in an article about the Israeli Defense Force’s Charedi troops. Jewish Journal 4/25/18

Associate Professor  and Chair of the Department of Earth & Climate Sciences Petra Dekens co-authored a research paper that examined gender inequality at a leading scientific conference. European Scientist 4/25/18

Associate Professor of History Dawn Bohulano Mabalon condemned the treatment of Jerome Aba, a Filipino human rights activist, by Homeland Security officers at the San Francisco International Airport. Times of News 4/25/18

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on Maine’s new ranked-choice voting system, which takes effect in June. The Detroit News 4/26/18

Lecturer of Marketing Neil Cohen discusses the trend of fake product reviews posted on Amazon. KNX-AM 4/25/18 (clip not available online)

Alumnus Bill Owens’ photography will be featured in “Suburbia Re-Visited,” an exhibit that opens in May at the Bankhead Theater Gallery in Livermore, Calif. The Independent 4/26/18

Composer and pianist Brenda Warren, an alumna, released her third album, “Beautiful Journey,” in April. Coachella Valley Weekly 4/25/18

Dancer and alumna Blanche Brown, the wife of former San Francisco Mayor Willie L. Brown Jr., is featured in Sky Bergman’s documentary “Lives Well Lived.” San Francisco Chronicle 4/25/18

SF State’s new Global Museum, showcasing arts and materials spanning five continents from ancient to contemporary times, opens today. ABC7 4/25/18 (clip not available online)


Assistant Professor of Biology Andrea Swei published new research that predicts a rise in the tick population this season. ABC7 News 4/24/18

Associate Professor and Department Chair of Earth & Climate Sciences Petra Dekens co-authored a researcher paper that examined gender inequality at a leading scientific conference. iNews 4/24/18 Science Daily 4/24/18

Professor of Geography and Environment Jason Henderson comments on an undeveloped 40-story condo tower in San Francisco that’s for sale. San Francisco Business Times 4/24/18 (clip only available to subscribers)

Former student Michelle Aguillon is now the director of the Boston Theater Marathon. Inquirer.net 4/25/18

Professor Emeritus Harvey Peskin has died at age 86. J. Weekly 4/24/18

SF State’s School of Cinema is listed as a top film school of 2018. Variety 4/25/18


A recent study by Professor of Health Education Erik Peper shows that addiction to social media and smartphones shares similar symptom to an opioid addiction. The Jakarta Post 4/23/18 Nigerian Tribune 4/23/18 New Zealand Herald 4/23/18

SF State science students are participating in a trending hashtag that increases the visibility of bisexuals in science technology and math (STEM) fields. Logo TV 4/24/18

Actress Annette Bening, an alumna, sought medical treatment after a tick bit her during the filming of her latest movie, “The Seagull.” KTBS ABC 4/23/18 Yahoo New Zealand 4/23/18 Albany Democrat-Herald 4/23/18 The Anniston Star 4/23/18 Appalachian News-Express 4/23/18 Billings Gazette 4/23/18 Black Hills Pioneer 4/23/18 Brampton Guardian 4/23/18 Cambridge Times.ca 4/23/18 Cherokee Tribune & Ledger News 4/23/18 Citizen Tribune 4/23/18 (The story was distributed to more than 15 additional news outlets)

Author Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, an alumna, will discuss her new book, “Loaded: a Disarming of the Second Amendment,” in Stillwater, Oklahoma. 4/24/18

Alumna Ellen Lee Zhou is one of eight candidates running for the office of mayor in San Francisco. KTVU 4/23/18

Alumnus Ryan Matthews and his wife will appear on episode House Hunters International on April 27. Sonoma Index-Tribune 4/23/18


A recent study by Professor of Health Education Erik Peper shows that addiction to social media and smartphones shares similar symptom to an addiction to opioids. Inquirer.net 4/23/18; Times of News 4/23/18; Asia Pacific Daily 4/23/18; Malay Mail 4/22/18; The Star 4/23/18; KFBK; WCBS; WMYD; KOA-AM; KTRS; WZCG 4/22/18 (clips not available online)

Associate Professor of Philosophy Asta Kristjana Sveinsdottir signs a letter of support calling for the U.S. and its allies to defend Rojava in northern Syria. New York Review of Books 4/23/18

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing May-lee Chai writes a review about author Madeline Miller’s re-imagining of the witch Circe from “The Odyssey.” Dallas News 4/22/18

Professor of Geography and Environment Jason Henderson comments on the role of transit issues in San Francisco’s mayoral race. San Francisco Chronicle 4/21/18

Assistant Professor of Biology Jason Cantley co-authored a paper on the discovery of a rare plant in Western Pennsylvania. Quartz 4/20/1

Creative Writing Teaching Associate Daniel Schifrin was the runner up for the 2018 Anne and Robert Cowan Writer’s Prize. J. Weekly 4/20/18

Alumnus and actress Annette Bening says she fell in love with playwright Anton Chekhov as a college student in article about her upcoming role in the film adaptation of “The Seagull.” The Hollywood Reporter 4/22/18

Alumnus Mike Kirchubel details his personal experience with homelessness in this op-ed. Daily Republic 4/23/18

Former SF State student Boots Riley talks about his first film, “Sorry to Bother You.” KBCW 4/22/18 (clip not available online)

Alumna Patricia Van Der Beek owns CreArt Education and Preschool in San Rafael. Marin Independent Journal 4/22/18

Alumnus Jason Tomola is the new principal at Brooks Elementary School in Windsor. Windsor Times 4/21/18

Director Kimberley Reed, an alumna, will discuss her feature documentary, “Dark Money,” at the Montclair Film Festival. NorthJersey.com 4/20/18

A new partnership between SF State and the SF-Marin Food Bank is mentioned in a story about food insecurity among college students. KCBS 4/21/18  (clip not available online)


An art exhibit at the Contemporary Jewish Museum curated by Professor of Art Mark Dean Johnson is the subject of a feature article. Tablet 4/20/18

Lecturer of Anthropology Jeffrey Schonberg is listed as one of five immersive photographers and talks about how he gains the trust of his subjects. Nieman Storyboard 4/19/18

A recent study by Professor of Health Education Erik Peper shows that addiction to social media and smartphones shares similar symptom to an addiction to opioids. UK Yahoo News 4/20/18 Dubai Chronicle 4/20/18 Fudzilla 4/20/18 HotAir 4/20/18 Mogaznews 4/19/18 Daily Mail 4/19/18 Daily Read List 4/19/18 World Health Net 4/19/18 Express Digest 4/19/18

SF State now offers free HIV and STI testing to all LGBTQ students on campus. KTVU 4/19/18 (clip not available online)

The work of alumnus Zigi Ben-Haim, an artist, is exhibited in “Emerging Escazú Project” in San José, Costa Rica. Tico Times 4/19/18

Alumna Denise Russell was named the principal of Northfield Elementary School teacher in Northfield Vermont. The Northfield News 4/19/18


A recent study by Professor of Health Education Erik Peper shows that addiction to social media and smartphones shares similar symptom to an addiction to opioids. Express 4/19/18 G9IIJA 4/18/18

Assistant Professor of Biology Jason Cantley co-authored a paper on the discovery of rare plants in Western Pennsylvania. Allied News 4/18/18

SF State now offers free HIV and STI testing to all LGBTQ students on campus. San Francisco Examiner 4/18/18

Photographer Judy Dater, an alumna, is having a retrospective at the de Young Museum through September. San Francisco Bay Times 4/19/18

Alumnus Dean Alioto recently completed a found footage-style film about an alien abduction. Before It’s News 4/18/18

The band Royal Jelly Jive, comprised of several alumni, will record a live album at Blue Note Napa. Napa Valley Register 4/18/18

Alumnus Daniel Korth developed a play as an undergraduate student called “Caligari” that’s he’s taking to the Oak Street playhouse in Bakersfield. Bakersfield Californian 4/17/18


Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel comments on mayoral candidate Mark Leno’s campaign. San Francisco Magazine 4/18/18

Assistant Professor of Biology Jason Cantley co-authored a paper on the discovery of rare plants in Western Pennsylvania. Daily Item 4/18/18 ScienMag 4/18/18 The News Item 4/18/18

A recent study by Professor of Health Education Erik Peper shows that addiction to social media and smartphones shares similar symptom to an addiction to opioids. Central Florida News 4/18/18 (clip not available online); Well + Good 4/18/18

Pianist Samora Pinderhughes, the son of Professor of Urban Studies and Planning Raquel Pinderhuges, will perform two social justice- and Black Lives Matter-inspired concerts in San Francisco and Stanford. San Jose Mercury News 4/18/18

Alumni Jim Dong and Mike Chinn founded the Kearny Street Workshop, the longest running arts organization for Asian Pacific Americans artists. 4/12/18


SF State College of Business Dean Linda Oubré will become president of Whittier College. Houston Style 4/16/18

A recent study by Professor of Health Education Erik Peper shows that addiction to social media and smartphones shares similar symptom to an addiction to opioids. African Planet 4/17/18 Before It’s News 4/16/18 Clinical Innovation & Technology 4/16/18 TechSpy 4/16/18 MedIndia 4/13/18

Grammy award-winning folk artist and alumnus David Holt is the subject of a profile. Carolina Home & Garden 4/17/18

Alumna Doris Ward, the first African American leader of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, has passed away at age 86. SF Gate 4/16/18

Alumna Centa Schumacher will co-lead a popular arts and enrichment session at the Lauri Ann West Community Center in O’Hara, Pennsylvania. Tribune-Review 4/16/18


Research by Assistant Professor of Humanities David Peña-Guzmán is mentioned in an article about animal suicide. Vice 4/16/18

SF State Professor of Information Systems Sameer Verma comments on the failure of the One Laptop Per Child program. The Verge 4/16/18

A recent study by Professor of Health Education Erik Peper shows that addiction to social media and smartphones shares similar symptom to an addiction to opioids. First Post 4/16/18 CNG 4/16/18 ETCIO.com  4/16/18 The Tribune 4/14/18 Asian Age Digital Journal 4/14/18 Digital Journal 4/13/18 India Blooms 4/13/18 Pakistani Times 4/13/18 Facts Herald 4/10/18 (story was picked up by more than 15 news outlets around the world.)

School of PACE Lecturer Jim Dudley comments on the response of Mountain View police officers who questioned the YouTube shooter Nasim Aghdam in Mountain View prior to the attack inside the company. San Jose Mercury News 4/13/18 Pasadena News 4/13/18 East Bay Times 4/13/18 Press-Enterprise 4/13/18

Professor of Communications Studies Joe Tuman discusses Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before Congress. The TownTalk 4/14/18 Daily Advertiser 4/14/18 The News Star 4/14/18 Shreveport Times 4/14/18

A recent art exhibit at the Contemporary Jewish Museum curated by SF State Professor of Art Mark Dean Johnson is mentioned in an article about the museum’s latest show, “The Art of Rube Goldberg.” San Jose Mercury News 4/12/18

Alumna Karen Kai is profiled for the legal assistance she provided to San Francisco’s Japanese community in what would become one of the country’s most famous civil rights cases and appeals. SF Examiner 4/15/18

Musician and first-time director Boots Riley, a former SF State student, is interviewed about his first film, “Sorry to Bother You.” KPIX 4/15/18; KBCW 4/15/18 (clip not available online)

Veteran DJ Papa Lu, a former SF State student, will perform at Vujaday, an inaugural electronic dance festival in Barbados. SF Station 4/15/18

Alumna Edith D. Balbach was appointed to the Tobacco Education and Research Oversight Committee for the state of California. Lake County News 4/14/18

Suffolk University Law Professor Jeffrey Wittenberg, an SF State alumnus, passed away April 12. The Suffolk Journal 4/13/18

Poet David Brown, an alumnus, is profiled for his poetry about war. Houston Chronicle 4/13/18

A photograph of tennis star Arthur Ashe at an SF State seminar on April 16, 1980 was included in a history column. Jacksonville Daily News 4/16/18

The 14th Chinese Language Cup Contest was held at SF State. Women of China 4/15/18 XinhuaNet 4/14/18

An incident at SF State involving an argument between two students over dreadlocks is mentioned in an article condemning a clothing company that misappropriated Mexican culture. My Plainview 4/13/18 Stamford Advocate 4/13/18 Greenwich Times 4/13/18 The Hour 4/13/18 The Register Citizen 4/13/18


Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman comments on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before Congress. MSN 4/11/18 USA Today 4/11/18 CetUSNews.com 4/11/18 Long Island Technology News 4/11/18 Ludington Dailey News 4/10/18 (video was produced by the Associated Press and distributed to more than 10 news outlets)

A recent study by Professor of Health Education Erik Peper shows that addiction to social media and smartphones shares similar symptom to an addiction to opioids. Yahoo India 4/12/18 Asian Age 4/12/18 BGR 4/12/18 Eastern Mirror 4/12/18 Crosswalk.com 4/12/18 The Economic Times 4/12/18 News Heads 4/12/18 (story distributed to more than 15 news outlets)

Alumna Naeemah Campbell, a Los Angeles-based content creator, discussed how walking helped her overcome depression. Essence 4/12/18

A film by recent alumnus Andrew Zox is a Cinefoundation Selection for the Cannes Film Festival Student Short Film Category. CineEuropa 4/11/18

Alumna and vintner Joyce Black Sears is profiled for her support of Napa County Measure C. Napa Valley Register 4/11/18

Alumnus Von der Porten, a renowned maritime scholar and expert on Sir. Francis Drake’s 16th century visit to California, passed away at age 84. SF Gate 4/11/18 The Press Democrat 4/10/18 World News 4/11/18

SF State research on the temperature of locked cars was cited in an article about legislation to protect people who break into cars to rescue pets. Alton Daily News 4/12/18 EdGlenToday.com; 4/11/18 Now Decatur 4/11/18

SF State’s Project Rebound is mentioned in an op-ed about expanding to other states programs that help incarcerated students attend college. Community College Times 4/11/18


Professor of Communications Studies Joe Tuman discusses Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before Congress. KCBS 4/10/2018 (No clip available)

Former SF State student Nite Yun discussed her childhood as a refugee and her new restaurant Nyum Bai in Oakland. Bon Appétit 4/11/2018

A collection of Egyptian sarcophagi, among other pieces, will be on view at SF State’s new Global Museum. San Francisco Chronicle 4/11/2018

SF State research on the temperature of locked cars was cited in an article about legislation to protect people who break into cars to rescue pets. WMAY 4/10/2018

The Telegraph Quartet discussed their interest in performing contemporary works, including their world premiere of a piece at SF State’s Morrison Artist series last year. The Mercury News 4/10/18 East Bay Times 4/10/18


SF State College of Business Dean Linda Oubré will become president of Whittier College. The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education 4/9/18

Jennifer Summit was appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs at SF State. The Chronicle of Higher Education 4/8/18

Assistant Professor of International Relations Anthony Pahnke wrote an op-ed urging lawmakers to make tariffs work for Wisconsin Dairy farmers. Wisconsin State Farmer 4/8/18 Wisconsin State Journal 4/7/18

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniels comments on the political ambitions of San Francisco mayoral candidate Jane Kim. San Francisco Chronicle 4/5/18

San Francisco’s de Young Museum is holding a retrospective on alumna and photographer Judy Dater from April 7- Sept. 16. Counter Punch 4/10/18

Rick Salinas, an alumnus, has joined the Holliday GP Corp. as a director focused on multi-house debt. The Registry 4/9/18


SF State College of Business Dean Linda Oubré will become president of Whittier College. Whittier Daily News 4/5/18

Professor of History Anthony D’Agostino spoke about U.S. sanctions on Russia on KPFA. 4/8/18

Assistant Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell said experiences provide much longer-lasting pleasure than material objects.Esquire 4/8/18

Professor Emeritus Ron Epstein has published a new book, “Responsible Living,” which explores how outer environmental and social problems mirror our inner struggles.Ukiah Daily Journal 4/8/18

Professor Emeritus Mark Phillips said white liberals should examine their relationships with other races and nationalities to help reduce hidden racism. Marin Independent Journal 4/8/18

Alumna Alice Williams offers eight tips for starting a food truck business and standing out from the crowd. Small Biz Daily 4/9/18

Alumna and competitive synchronized swimmer Susan Lee Oldham passed away on March 3, 2018. Marin Independent Journal 4/8/18

Former student Janet Del Castillo applies what she learned as a Peace Corps volunteer to improve treatment of racehorses.The Ledger 4/8/18


Professor of Art Mark Dean Johnson is lauded for his work curating “Contraption: Rediscovering California Jewish Artists,” an exhibition at the Contemporary Jewish Museum that showcases contemporary Jewish artists. Sacramento Bee 4/6/18

Professor of Political Science Robert C. Smith talks about the role identity politics is playing in the San Francisco mayoral race. Washington Post 4/5/18

Professor of Health Education Erik Peper discusses the link between body posture and mood. Travel + Leisure 4/5/18: Daily Magazine 4/4/18

Percussionist Stan Gibb, an SF State alumnus, created the “Onomatopoeic March” which will be performed by the Central Arizona Concert Band. The Daily Courier 4/6/18

SF State researchers are studying how to make cephalopod research more humane. Discover Magazine 4/5/18

Attorneys have filed an amended complaint against SF State alleging the school has fostered a hostile, anti-Jewish climate. American Israelite 4/5/18


Assistant Professor of Biology Robyn Crook and other researchers in her lab are studying how to make cephalopod research more humane. Science Magazine 4/4/18

Professor of Health Education Erik Peper and Associate Professor of Health Education Richard Harvey conducted a survey on digital addiction among students. Everyday Health 4/4/18

Professor of Health Education Erik Peper discusses the link between body posture and mood. MSN.com 4/4/18

Lecturer of Labor and Employment Studies Bill Sokol comments on a recent complaint filed by the National Labor Relations Board against Tesla after the company allegedly terminated an employee who tried to unionize workers. KQED 4/3/18

Members of SF State’s General Union of Palestinian Students protested the killings in Gaza of several Palestinian demonstrators by Israeli forces. Liberation News 4/4/18

Former student Matt Kerley, a Milwaukee chef, is the subject of a profile. Journal Sentinel 4/5/18

Alumna and author Frances Mayes published a new book, “See You in the Piazza.” WUNC-FM 4/4/18 (clip not available online)

Actor and alumnus Danny Glover reflects on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. The Real News 4/4/18

Alumnus Hank Harrison talks about his daughter, musician Courtney Love. Sean Hannity 4/4/18 (clip not available online)

The founder of SF State’s Black Student Union, Jerry Varnado, comments on the importance of remembering the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. East Bay Times 4/4/18

SF State alumna Alicia Garza, a co-founder of Black Lives Matter, is profiled in a story about how she believes food is an essential ingredient in social movements. Marin Independent Journal 4/3/18

Alumna Kimika Soko Takechi and her husband Larry Sokyo Tiscornia teach people about traditional Japanese tea ceremonies. Nichi Bei 3/31/18

The opening of SF State’s Global Museum is listed as a top event to attend in San Francisco during the month of April. San Francisco Bay View 4/4/18

Attorneys have filed an amended complaint against SF State alleging the school has fostered a hostile, anti-Jewish climate. InfoWars 4/4/18; Fox News 4/4/18 (clip not available online)

CSU Chancellor White and SF State President Wong requested that a professor remove an offensive post from a University-affiliated Facebook page. 5 Towns Jewish Times 4/3/18


Professor of Health Education Erik Peper discusses the link between body posture and mood. Time 4/4/18

The founder of SF State’s Black Student Union, Jerry Varnado, comments on the importance of remembering the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Daily Democrat 4/4/18; San Jose Mercury News 4/4/18

Alumna Evmorphia Stratis discusses her art background as she gets ready to teach her own painting and drawing classes in Marblehead. Wicked Local North of Boston 4/4/18

“Sorry to Bother You,” a film by former SF State student Boots Riley, will screen at the San Francisco Film Festival. Alameda Magazine 4/3/18; Oakland Magazine 4/3/18

Alumnus Michael Kelly was named COO and executive vice president of the Brooklyn Naval Yard. New York Real Estate Journal 4/3/18

SF State is listed as a pioneer in ethnic studies in an op-ed about how teaching ethnic studies courses in California public schools can foster tolerance. Sacramento Bee 4/4/18

SF State’s Fine Arts Gallery is listed as one of the top 10 galleries to visit in San Francisco. Society 19 4/3/18

Attorneys have filed an amended complaint against SF State alleging the school has fostered a hostile, anti-Jewish climate. The Washington Free Beacon 4/4/18


Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies Christen Sasaki comments on the importance of Neichi Bei Foundation’s seventh annual Films of Remembrance program, which recognizes the Japanese internment during World War II. Nichi Bei Times 3/29/18

CSU Chancellor White and SF State President Wong requested that a professor remove an offensive post from a University-affiliated Facebook page. San Diego Jewish World 3/28/18

San Francisco’s de Young Museum is holding a retrospective on photographer Judy Dater, an alumna, from April 7- Sept. 16. San Francisco Chronicle 4/2/18

Alumnus Sourabh Kothari, director of advocacy, brand, and content for Signifyd, writes a column about what he’s learned from his own career path. PCMA Convene 4/2/18

Attorneys have filed an amended complaint against SF State alleging the school has fostered a hostile, anti-Jewish climate. SF Bay Area Indymedia 4/3/18

Student track athletes from various schools participated in a Distance Carnival at SF State. Herald and News 4/3/18

The Association of Asian American Studies honored SF State for creating the nation’s first ethnic studies program. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 4/2/18

AMCHA, a group that monitors anti-Semitic behavior on college campuses, is speaking out against a message posted by a professor on an SF State-affiliated Facebook page. OneNewsNow 4/2/18

SF State research into casino bus riders is mentioned in article about the Rose Pak Community Fund efforts to help curb problem gambling in San Francisco’s Chinese community. Hoodline 4/2/18


Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel comments on the political ambitions of San Francisco’s Interim Mayor Mark Farrell. San Francisco Chronicle 4/1/18

SF State College of Business Dean Linda Oubré has been named president of Whittier College. Chronicle of Higher Education 4/1/18

Professor of Political Science Robert C. Smith authored a book and spoke at a forum about the legacy of civil rights activist and scholar Dr. Ronald Walters. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 3/29/18

Professor of Biology Vance Vredenburg’s research into Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frogs is mentioned in an article about how some frog species are bouncing back after being exposed to an invasive fungus. ScienceNews 3/29/18

SF State’s top-ranked track and field team is the subject of a profile. KPIX 3/30/18

SF State’s MBA in biotech will launch this fall. San Francisco Business Times 1/29/18 (Clip not available online)

Alumna Pamela Gentile has been photographing the San Francisco International Film Festival for more than 30 years. San Francisco Chronicle 3/30/18

Former film student and director Boots Riley’s first film, “Sorry to Bother You,” will be featured at the San Francisco International Film Festival. KQED 3/30/18 (clip not available online)

Alumna Judi Iranyi writes a column advocating for supportive housing for San Francisco homeless residents. Fog City Journal 3/29/18

Alumna and Native American activist Wilma Mankiller is the subject of a documentary. WPBA 3/29/18 (clip not available online)

Alumnus Vester Flanagan, who killed two TV journalists, is the subject of a profile. OWN 3/29/18 (clip not available online)

Attorneys have filed an amended complaint against SF State alleging the school has fostered a hostile, anti-Jewish climate. Jewish Journal 4/2/18; Jewish News Syndicate 4/1/18; Cleveland Jewish News 4/1/18; The Algemeiner 4/1/18

CSU Chancellor White and SF State President Wong requested that a professor remove an offensive post from a University-affiliated Facebook page. Jewish Press 3/30/18; American Israelite 3/29/1

The EmBrase Foundation helps underserved Los Angeles children access scholarship opportunities and attend colleges such as SF State. NBC Los Angeles 4/1/18

SF State is mentioned in an article about a silent vigil held at Duke University that followed the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Herald Sun 4/1/18


March

Professor of Journalism Jon Funabiki comments on the recent collapse of Unity: Journalists for Diversity, a professional organization uniting non-white journalism organizations. Columbia Journalism Review 3/29/18

Assistant Professor in the School of PACE Emiko Takagi commented on a recent trend of older women in Japan intentionally committing crimes in order to go to prison. KJZZ 3/28/18; KOPB 3/28; KPBS 3/28/18; KSTX 3/28/18; NPR 3/28/18; WAUM 3/28/18; WBEZ 3/28/18 (clips not available online)

Cathy Kudlick, professor of history and director of the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability, addressed sexual harassment in the workplace as part of a panel discussion. ABC7 News 3/28/17

Linda Oubré, dean of the College of Business, will become the first person of color to serve as president of Whittier College. Los Angeles Sentinel 3/29/18; Diverse Issues in Higher Education 3/28/18

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel discussed ranked-choice voting. Politico Magazine 3/27/18

First-year student Bhalam Vigil spoke to KALW about what’s next after The March For Our Lives. KALW 3/28/18

Alumnus Jack Lucey, an award-winning cartoonist and illustrator, passed away at age 89. Marin Independent Journal 3/29/18

Alumna Debbie Gold, superintendent of the Byron Unified School District, is profiled in a column about local school leaders. The Press 3/28/18

Alumna Holly Wade was appointed assistant superintendent of educational support services for the Cabrillo Unified School District. Half Moon Bay Review 3/28/18

CSU Chancellor Timothy White commented that Associate Professor of Race and Resistance Studies Rabab Abdulhadi’s public comment stating President Wong’s apology to the Jewish community was a declaration of war against Arabs and other groups does not reflect University values. J Weekly 3/28/18


President Wong issued a public apology to the Jewish community over allegations of anti-Semitism on campus. The Times of Israel 3/28/18; Arutz Sheva 3/28/18; The Jerusalem Post 3/28/18; Jewish Telegraphic Agency 3/27/18 

SF State is 38th on Business First’s 2018 ranking of public colleges in the West. Buffalo Business First 3/28/18

Lauren Spencer, who has pulmonary hypertension, has been accepted into SF State’s nursing program for the fall. NBC7 3/27/18


Linda Oubré, dean of the College of Business, will become the first person of color to serve as Whittier College’s president starting in July. Los Angeles Business Journal 3/26/18

Sixty faith-based and higher ed organizations penned a letter condemning Associate Professor of Race and Resistance Studies Rabab Abdulhadi’s reaction to President Wong’s apology to Jewish students. Jewish Journal 3/26/18

Alum John Charlesworth is retiring after teaching at Napa Valley College for 53 years. Napa Valley Register 3/26/18

Alum Fernando Diaz is director of marketing and communications for OLE Health, where he leads communications, brand and marketing efforts for the company’s nine health centers in Napa and Solano counties. Daily Republic 3/27/18

The Boston-based architecture firm Arrowstreet won the 2018 Architecture at Zero design competition, which challenged contestants to create a visitor and education center for SF State’s new Estuary and Ocean Science Center. A Green Living 3/26/18; Inhabitat 3/26/18


Linda Oubré, dean of the College of Business, will become the first person of color to serve as Whittier College’s president starting in July. Los Angeles Times 3/26/18San Diego Union-Tribune 3/26/18 

Sixty faith-based and higher ed organizations penned a letter condemning Associate Professor of Race and Resistance Studies Rabab Abdulhadi’s reaction to President Wong’s apology to Jewish students. The Washington Examiner 3/26/18

Mathematics Professor Federico Ardila focuses on a mathematical object called the matroid polytope instead of a particular theorem. Street Level Pundit 3/25/18Data Market 3/26/18

SF State computer science student Ibraheem Chaudry said he wants to capitalize on the March for Our Lives momentum to change gun laws. ABC7 News 3/23/18

Alumna Kerri Shawn is reprising her title role in Willy Russell’s play “Shirley Valentine” at the Walnut Creek-based Center Repertory Company. East Bay Times 3/26/18

Alumna Jayshree Ullal is the first female Indian American billionaire. News India Times 3/23/18

Alumna Mytia Smith is mentioned in an article about the death of her father, Michael Smith, the founder and director of the American Film Festival. Native News 3/23/18

Alum Michael Golden is a biology professor at Grossmont College and recently received a national award recognizing community college teaching and leadership. La Mesa Courier 3/23/18

An SF State tenant rights group objects to recent rent increases and eviction notices. KTVU Fox 2  3/25/18; KCBA Fox 35 3/25/18 (Clips not available online); One News 3/24/18;

SF Gate 3/23/18  and SF Gate 3/23/18 ; SF BAY 3/23/18  ; San Francisco Examiner 3/23/18; Laredo Morning Times 3/23/18 https://www.lmtonline.com/bayarea/article/SF-State-faculty-and-staff-face-rent-hikes-12777959.php

Former student, writer and anti-war activist Bob Biderman passed away at age 77. The Guardian 3/25/18

Former drama student Heather Acerro is head of youth services for the Rochester Public Library in Minnesota. Minnesota Post Bulletin 3/23/18

Anti-Semitism in the form of graffiti on the SF State and UC Davis campuses is mentioned. Santa Rosa Press Democrat 3/26/18


Professor of Sociology Allen LeBlanc’s study finding as many as 17 stressors unique to same sex couples is summarized. The Advocate 3/23/18 

Mathematics Professor Federico Ardila focuses on a mathematical object called the matroid polytope instead of a particular theorem. Scientific American 3/22/18

Professor Emeritus Richard DeLeon said the current tech boom, built off the remnants of the dot-com crash, was bound to happen. San Francisco Magazine 3/22/18

Alumna Trang Tran, a child care worker, is hoping to get a job working with special needs children. Northwest Guardian 3/22/18

Former SF State student Danielle Perez lost both of her feet in an accident but has found healing in a new career as a standup comedian. CNN 3/23/18 (This story appeared in 29 additional news outlets.)

A lawsuit by Jewish students against SF State is mentioned in an opinion letter claiming that the Women’s March is anti-Semitic. The Washington Times 3/23/18


Professor of Management Sally Baack discussed how Starbucks achieved pay equity by eliminating practices such as asking new employees about incoming pay. KCBS-AM 3/22/18 (Clip not available online.)

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel said voters want politicians to do what voters think is the right thing. Mission Local 3/22/18 

Associate Professor of Race and Resistance Studies Rabab Abdulhadi’s and the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Initiative (AMED) are mentioned in this opinion piece. Daily Sabah 3/22/18

Sixty faith-based and higher ed organizations penned a letter condemning Associate Professor of Race and Resistance Studies Rabab Abdulhadi’s reaction to President Wong’s apology to Jewish students. Jewish Post 3/21/18; The Algemeiner 3/22/18; The Jewish Press 3/22/18

SF State Administrative Analyst Meg Gorzycki said that instructors’ desires to learn about and use best practices are affected by practical matters such as time and incentives. Inside Higher Ed 3/22/18 

Alumna LaChelle Porter-Ainer is the head of Global Digital Support and Contact Centers at HP Inc. Savoy 3/22/18

Alum Michael Golden is a biology professor at Grossmont College and recently received a national award recognizing community college teaching and leadership. East County Californian 3/21/18  

An SF State study on happiness showing that experience matters more than material things is referenced in an article about consumers rejecting materialism. Inc. Southeast Asia 3/22/18

SF State is mentioned in an article about a possible second BART tunnel with a connecting route on 19th Avenue. SF Weekly 3/22/18 


Alum and Foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote that regional powers need to build on dialogue and common ground to avoid conflict in the Middle East. The New Arab 3/20/18

Alumna Jayshree Ullal has made Arista into a serious competitor of Cisco and become one of 72 self-made female billionaires in the world in the process. Celebrity Net Worth 3/21/18

Alum Ajmal Faroqi was killed during a suspected attempted carjacking in Hayward last Sunday. San Francisco Chronicle 3/20/18SF Gate 3/20/18

The Senior Inclusion and Participation Project in Los Altos, which promotes social networks among elderly residents, collaborates with the SF State Gerontology Department, among others. Los Altos Town Crier 3/21/18

City College of San Francisco is exploring a partnership with the SF Unified School District and SF State to build a new 45,000-squrae-foot educational facility in the Bayview District. San Francisco Examiner 3/21/18

Project Rebound, an on-campus program for formerly incarcerated students, has expanded from SF State to eight additional CSU campuses. Witness LA 3/20/18 


Assistant Professor of Biology Andrea Swei explained how the blood of Western fence lizards clears ticks of infection. KQED 3/20/18 (This video was shared on over 40 public radio news outlets.)

Professor Emeritus Elizabeth Parent and SF State students are mentioned in a feature about the occupation of Alcatraz from November 1969 to June 1971. KOPB-TV 3/19/18 (Clip not available online.)

Former SF State student and well-known real estate developer Merritt Sher passed away on March 4, 2018. The Healdsburg Tribune 3/13/18

San Francisco Supervisor Ahsha Safai mentioned SF State and City College in a comment about how student housing needs can impact residential neighborhoods. SF Gate 3/19/18


Professor of Civil Engineering Ghassan Tarakji discussed potential causes of the pedestrian bridge failure in Florida. KTVU 3/16/18

Professor of International Relations Mahmood Monshipouri wrote that Rex Tillerson’s exit as secretary of state could jeopardize the Iran nuclear deal. Tehran Times 3/17/18

Assistant Professor of Biology Kevin Simonin has found that the genomes of flowering plants decreased in size over time, making plant cells more compact. Natural History Magazine 3/19/18

Professor of Theatre and Dance William Peters is directing “Julius Caesar” for the Mountain Community Theater in Ben Lomond, California. Patch.com 3/16/18

Alumna and sex advice columnist Roe McDermott discussed coming out at work. IrishTimes.com 3/18/18

Alum Paul Kyriazi made his seventh feature film, “Forbidden Power,” about sexually transmitted super powers. Movieweb.com 3/19/18

Former SF State student Mikey Pauker created an album with rock and reggae beats, “Ascension,” inspired by ancient Jewish wisdom. TimesofIsrael.com 3/18/18

SF State is mentioned in an article about exercise using virtual reality. Houston Chronicle 3/19/18; medicalhealthnews.net 3/18/18 

An SF State study is referred to in an article explaining the Christopher Steele dossier. Mashable.com 3/16/18; Travelwirenews.com 3/16/18; F3News.com 3/16/18; Datamarket.atman360.com 3/16/18

The 1968 strike at SF State is mentioned in an Amy Goodman interview with Pham Thi Thuan about the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam. 3/16/18 Truth-out.org

Writer Hen Mazzig said he experienced pushback from his own community during his visit to the SF State campus. The Jerusalem Post 3/17/18

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit accusing SF State officials of tolerating hostility toward Jews on campus. Indybay.org 3/16/18Topix.com 3/16/18 


Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman said Democrats are likely to take back the House whether Nancy Pelosi is House speaker or not. ABC7 News 3/15/18

Professor of Theatre and Dance William Peters is directing “Julius Caesar” for the Mountain Community Theater in Ben Lomond, California. Golden State Newspapers 3/15/18

Associate Professor of Race and Resistance Studies Rabab Abdulhadi reacted to President Wong’s recent apology to the Jewish community. Onenewsnow.com 3/14/18

Alumna Halifu Osumare, who has just released a memoir, said the 1968 strike at San Francisco State affected her consciousness as a black person and artist. The Sacramento Bee 3/16/18

Alumna Ellen Fisherman-Johnson created the comedic opera “Marie Begins,” in which audience members can choose the fate of the show via electronic clickers. Chestnut Hill Local 3/15/18

Alum Whit Johnson is an award-winning journalist who has joined ABC News. ABC News 3/15/18

An SF State study showing that money spent on experiences makes people happier is mentioned in an article on four ways to “buy” happiness. Catchnews.com 3/15/18

SF State student Juan Cerda enjoyed his experience bowling with nuns at a National Catholic Sisters Week event. Global Sisters Report 3/15/18

Students from San Francisco State fraternities participated in a program celebrating Black History Month with alum and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown Jr. Thrive Global 3/15/18


School of PACE Lecturer Jim Dudley says the use of force in an officer-involved shooting in San Francisco was needed to stop a threat. NBC Bay Area 3/13/18

Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman provided commentary for a Chinese-language news segment on the ouster of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. KTSF.com 3/13/18 

Alum Vincent Matthews is determined that the 57,000-plus students of the San Francisco Unified School District succeed. California State University Newswise 3/14/18

Former student Boots Riley’s first feature film as a writer/director, “Sorry to Bother You,” is funny but also tackles issues of corporatism, racism, misogyny, feminism, community, greed, assimilation, unionization and gentrification. San Francisco Examiner 3/13/18

An SF State study showing that money spent on experiences makes people happier is mentioned in an article on four ways to “buy” happiness. Business Insider 3/14/18

SF State students participated in a protest at ICE headquarters in San Francisco over Trump administration policies on immigration. SocialistWorker.org 3/14/18

SF State is mentioned as one of many schools participating in the anti-gun violence student walkout. NBC Bay Area.com 3/14/18; Telemundo Houston 3/14/18 ; Telemundo San Antonio 3/14/18; Telemundo San Diego 3/14/18


Alum Matt Renoir produced the new film, “The Ascent.” Thefourohfive.com 3/13/18

Alumna Debra Jones misses many things about San Francisco but cannot afford to live in the city. SF Gate 3/12/18

San Francisco filmmaker and former SF State student Atsuko Hirayanagi’s award-winning film, “Oh Lucy,” focuses on aspects of culture clash between Japan and America. San Francisco Chronicle 3/10/18

Some SF State students plan on participating in a walkout scheduled for Wednesday morning to commemorate the victims of the Parkland High School shooting and protest gun violence. KCBA 3/12/18 (clip not available online); KTVU 3/12/18 (clip not available online)

An SF State study showing that money spent on experiences makes people happier is mentioned in an article on four ways to “buy” happiness. Inc. Southeast Asia 3/12/18 ; Investment News.com 3/13/18 ; Kopitiambot.com 3/13/18 ; News Dog 3/12/18

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit accusing SF State officials of tolerating and encouraging hostility toward Jews on campus. J Weekly 3/12/18Courthouse News Service 3/9/18


SF State’s Faculty Explorations in Scientific Teachings program was highlighted as an effective way of training faculty. The Chronicle of Higher Education. 3/12/18 

SF Build is training faculty in ways to make classrooms more inclusive. The Oakland Post 3/11/18

Professor Emeritus Mark Phillips recommends that teachers keep a sense of humor in the classroom. Marin Independent Journal 3/12/18 

Former Distinguished Visiting Professor David Charles Wenden was at the finish line when famed British runner Roger Bannister broke the record for the four-minute mile run in 1954. Bakersfield.com 3/10/18

Professor Emeritus Roma Guy, who founded the Bay Area Homelessness Program in 1994, is featured in an article about Women’s History Month. Newscult.com 3/9/18

Alum Zigi Ben-Heim uses materials from industry and construction to create unique sculpture. IsraelHayom.com 3/12/18

Alumna Hesta Baker is part of a group of Liberian senior citizens who want to remain active beyond retirement. The Liberian Observer. 3/12/18 

Alum Sal Abaunza was named general manager for the Monterey Tides hotel. HotelExecutive.com 3/12/18

Former student Boots Riley’s first written/directed feature, Sorry to Bother You, will open in theatres in June. Blackfilm.com 3/12/18 

Former student Erik Hansen advises Silicon Valley gives advice on benefits to Silicon Valley companies. EmployeeBenefitAdvisor.com 3/12/18  

An SF State study showing that money spent on experiences makes people happier is mentioned in an article on four ways to “buy” happiness. Inc.com 3/12/18

A March 8 rally at SF State for International Women’s Day is mentioned in an article covering similar activities throughout the world. Socialistworker.org 3/12/18 

Avril Swan writes about her grandparents’ founding of PFLAG and the SF State Family Acceptance Project’s study on LGBT youth and family rejection. Advocate.com 3/12/18

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit accusing SF State officials of tolerating and encouraging hostility toward Jews on campus. San Francisco Chronicle 3/9/18;

Mysanantonio.com 3/9/18 ; One News Page 3/9/18 

SF State’s Family Acceptance Project is mentioned in a story about the 45th birthday of PFLAG, the nation’s first and largest organization uniting families and allies with LGBT people. Seattle Gay News 3/9/18

An annual survey of 243 college campuses by The National Council for Home Safety and Security ranked SF State toward the bottom, at 220. The Patch.com 3/9/18  

Sisters Cora and Margaret Coombs attended San Francisco State Teachers College in the mid-1930s and were students at Mendocino’s Little River School. UkiahDailyJournal.com 3/10/18


Assistant Professor of Cinema Cheryl Dunye will adapt the novel and direct “The Wonder of All Things” for Lionsgate. Okayplayer 3/9/18

SF State Estuary & Ocean Science Research Professor William Cochlan discussed the danger of eating seafood from San Francisco Bay, as toxins from algal blooms could potentially contaminate mussels, clams and oysters. KCBS 3/8/18 (clip not available online) 

Lecturer of Art Dana Hemenway discussed the challenges of being an artist amidst the high cost of living in the Bay Area. KQED 3/8/18

Alumna Diane Kamrin is the founder and artistic director of Stars 2000, now celebrating its 25th anniversary. Alive East Bay 3/9/18 

Alumna Elizabeth Carlen researches pigeons on the streets of New York City. The New York Times 3/8/18

Alumna Pam Haessly is the Executive Director of Novato Community Television. Novato Advance 3/8/18

Alumna Nina LaCour received the Michael L. Printz Medal for young adult literature for her 2017 novel “We Are Okay.” San Francisco Chronicle 3/8/18

Alumnus Kyle Elliot is a career coach and discussed ways to find happiness outside of work in this op-ed. Thrive Global 3/8/18 https://www.thriveglobal.com/stories/22723-my-journey-to-find-happiness-outside-my-career

Alumni Max Freeland, Trey Flanigan, Will Mervau and River van den Berghe, members of the band Pardoner, recently released their debut album, “Uncontrollable Salvation.” SF Weekly 3/8/18 http://www.sfweekly.com/music/pardoner-laughs-at-lifes-absurdities/

SF Build’s innovative program, Self Empowering Expressive Purpose, includes self-awareness journaling to help students in the sciences stay engaged. KQED News 3/8/18

SF State’s Faculty Explorations in Scientific Teachings program was highlighted as an effective way of training faculty. College and University 3/8/18


Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howells says money can buy happiness if you buy experiences that bring you closer to other people. The California State University 3 /5/18 

Professor Emeritus Marvin Nathan wrote that Willis Polk’s design of the Hallidie Building may have been a nod to the Crystal Palace in London. Sfcurbed.com 3/7/18

Professor Emeritus of History Robert Cherny commented on artist Victor Arnautoff’s counter-narrative in a controversial mural at Washington High School. SF Examiner 3/8/18

SF State student Melina Herrera testified in court last week concerning the fatal shooting of her uncle by police. KQED 3/8/18

SF State students will present research at Comics and Visual Culture 2018, a symposium hosted by California State University Northridge. San Fernando Valley Sun 3/8/18

Alumna Pauline Oliveros is highlighted as a female musician deserving more recognition for her work as an electronic music pioneer. BBC News 3/7/18


Assistant Professor of Cinema Cheryl Dunye will adapt the novel and direct “The Wonder of All Things” for Lionsgate. Deadline 3/6/18

Alumna Jayshree Ullal became CEO of Arista and took on Cisco to become a billionaire. Forbes.com 3/7/18

For the first time, alumna Jayshree Ullal is included on Forbes World’s Billionaires ranking. Forbes.com 3/6/18

Alumnus and San Francisco Police Department Captain Daryl Fong is featured in a slideshow about crime in San Francisco. SF Gate 3/7/18

Bob Hicks discusses Oregon’s cultural scene while reminiscing about his mother, an SF State art history alumna. Oregon Artswatch 3/7/18

A new study using surveys and classroom noise analysis revealed the success of a three-year effort by faculty in the Department of Biology to actively engage students. Infosurhoy 3/7/18; Phys.org 3/6/18

PG&E and the American Institute of Architects, California Council, announced the winners of the Zero Net Energy Design competition that supports SF State’s Estuary and Ocean Science Center. The Construction Specifier 3/4/18


Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on Maine’s new ranked-choice voting system. ABC News 3/6/18; New York Times 3/5/2018; U.S. News and World Report 3/5/2018 (This Associated Press article was published by over 150 outlets)

SF State students will present research at Comics and Visual Culture 2018, a symposium hosted by California State University Northridge. SCV News 3/5/18

Alumna Heidi Yoshida joined Oak Advisors as a client service advisor and certified financial planner. Hilton Head Monthly 3/6/18

Alumna Rebecca Eisen was reappointed to the California State University Board of Trustees. Imperial Valley News 3/5/18

Author Noliwe Rooks discussed 1960s protests at SF State in a conversation about education as a tool for social justice. The Real News Network 3/6/18


Professor of Cinema Weimin Zhang is a guest on Asian Pacific American. KNTV 3/4/18 (clip not available online)

SF State Strategic Marketing and Communications News Writer Lisa Owens Viani was inducted into the Owl Hall of Fame. GoErie.com 3/4/18

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel comments on the influence of tech investor Ron Conway in San Francisco politics. San Francisco Chronicle 3/3/18

Professor of Cinema Daniel Bernardi says if civil rights advocates want a more diverse Hollywood they should employ resistance tactics such as boycotts and protests. NBC News 3/2/18; Lady Click 3/3/18

Professor of Management Mitchell Marks offers advice on how to survive a negative performance review. HBR Ascend 3/3/18

Professor of International Relations Mahmood Monshipouri is one of several professors who signed a letter to United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres calling on him to use the Persian New Year to promote peace. OANA 3/3/18; Tehran Times 3/2/18

SF State Professor of Management Sally Baack comments on Georgia’s move to retaliate against Delta Air Lines for cutting discounts to NRA members by taking away a $50 million jet fuel tax break. KCBS 3/2/18 (clip not available online)

Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman comments on Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s recent public warning about federal immigration sweeps. San Francisco Chronicle 3/2/18

Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman discusses how the Oakland mayor’s office has been inundated with phone calls following recent ICE raids. Yahoo News 3/2/18

School of PACE Lecturer Jim Dudley comments on recent a rash of threatening social media posts made by young people against Bay Area schools. San Jose Mercury News 3/2/18; Santa Cruz Sentinel 3/2/18

Professor of Health Education Adam Burke warns about the interaction of charcoal lattes with oral contraceptives and anti-depressants in an article about the growing popularity of charcoal lattes. The Bustle 3/2/18

Journalism student Maci Le Martell writes about her experience during the deadly North Bay wildfires in and the importance of preparedness. Petaluma Argus Courier 3/5/16

A short film created by SF State cinema student Michael Morales is headed to the Cannes Film Festival. ABC30 3/3/18 (clip not available online)

Alumna and dream-pop musician Nedelle Torrisi debuts a new single, “Rich Kid’s World,” from her upcoming full-length album. UPROXX 3/5/18

Alumnus Charlie Hall invented the waterbed while studying design at SF State. Cheat Sheet 3/5/18

Alumna Paige Bardolph is the newly appointed director of SF State’s Global Museum. Chronicle of Higher Education 3/4/18

Alumna Wilma Mankiller, an American Indian activist, is the subject of a profile. WNJT-TV 3/3/18 (clip not available online)

SF State’s Family Acceptance Project is mentioned in a story about the 45th birthday of PFLAG, the nation’s first and largest organization uniting families and allies with LGBT people. Dallas Voice 3/5/18

A short documentary about the Port Chicago disaster, created by SF State’s Veteran Documentary Corp in partnership with the Veteran’s Legacy Program, is featured in an article about the 1944 California explosion. Military.com 3/4/2018

SF State is mentioned as a pioneer of ethnic studies in an article about how this type of curriculum is spreading to public schools across the nation. MSN.com 3/4/18; Belleville News Democrat 3/4/18; The News & Observer 3/4/18; Myrtle Beach Online 3/4/18; Register Guard 3/4/18

President Les Wong’s public apology to Jewish students is the subject of a letter to the editor. San Francisco Examiner 3/2/18

SF State President Les Wong’s public apology to Jewish students sparked a backlash among some student groups. 5 Towns Jewish Times 3/2/18

The area around SF State is one of nine locations in the city that are part of a federal tax-incentive program called the Opportunity Zone and could receive private funding for development. San Francisco Chronicle 3/2/18


Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman discusses how the Oakland mayor’s office has been inundated with phone calls following recent ICE raids. San Jose Mercury News 3/2/18

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel comments on two competing San Francisco ballot measures. San Francisco Chronicle 3/1/18

Lecturer of Political Science David Lee comments on San Francisco interim mayor Mark Farrell’s push to create a fund for immigrants facing deportation. San Francisco Chronicle 2/28/18

Alumna Diane McCurdy writes a review of Michael Wolff’s new book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.” Sonoma County Gazette 3/2/18

The Lebanese film “Yesterday Went with Yesterday,” created by alumnus and filmmaker Issam B. Makdissy, premieres in New York on March 16. The Arab American News 3/2/18

Alumnus Charles Fracchia wrote the introduction to a newly published book, “Misfits, Merchants and Mayhem,” by Lee Bruno. Bay Crossings 3/1/18

Alumnus and biologist Ray “Bones” Bandar donated his famous skull collection to the California Academy of the Sciences before passing away last year. SFGate 3/1/18

Alumna Suzanna Adamova is the new operations supervisor for Golden Gate Ferry. Bay Crossings 3/1/18

Actor Nicholas Cage cites his father, former SF State Dean of Creative Arts August Coppola, as a major influence in his passion for movies during an event at Cinequest. Mercury News 3/1/18

SF State students are performing the play “Sucia,” a modern take on Cinderella, as part of the Fringe showcase for student playwrights. KALW 3/1/18

SF State President Les Wong’s public apology to Jewish students sparked a backlash among some student groups. Algemeiner 3/1/18

UC Davis Director of African American and African Studies Dr. Halifu Osumare will discuss her new memoir, “Dancing in Blackness,” at SF State on April 10. Capital Public Radio 3/1/18


Professor of English Language and Literature Michael Krasny celebrates his 25th year as a radio host for KQED and will perform at the Empress Theater in Vallejo on March 6. Vallejo Times-Herald 3/1/18; Marin Independent Journal 3/1/18

Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies Rachel B. Gross writes a column about Jewish food and kosher law, following a speech she gave at the Jewish Trefa Banquet 2.0, which featured non-kosher food. Washington Jewish Week 2/28/18

The Woodland Community College Foundation will recognize alumnus Don Tingley for his work at Woodland Community College at their upcoming Founders Day event. Daily Democrat 3/1/18

SF State research on Asian “comfort women” is mentioned in an article about the release of never-before-seen footage of the bodies of Korean sex slaves, who were raped and killed by Japanese soldiers during World War II. Daily Mail 2/28/18; Express Digest 2/28/18

San Francisco State students held a protest on campus against recent ICE raids in the Bay Area. NBC Bay Area 2/28/18 (clip not available online)

SF State President Les Wong made a public apology to Jewish students following comments he made about Zionists. ABC7 News 2/28/18 (clip not available online)


President Les Wong issues a public apology to the Jewish community. The Washington Free Beacon 2/27/18; San Francisco Examiner 2/27/18

Writer and director Matthew Abaya, an SF State alumnus, discusses his films. Blog Talk Radio 2/28/18

Alumna Teo Spengler writes a travel tips column about where to stay when visiting Yellowstone National Park. USA Today 2/28/18

Former Black Panther chairman Bobby Seale spoke at San Francisco State 50 years ago on March 9. San Francisco Chronicle 2/28/18


February

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Jimmy Bagley gives advice on working out. Women’s Health 2/27/18

Alumnus Danny Glover is one of 28 Bay Area African Americans who have made history. SF Gate 2/27/18

Alumna Alicia Garza shares why Black Lives Matter is relevant for upcoming midterm elections. Vice Impact 2/27/18

Every Monday, SF State’s food pantry provides food for students living with food and/or housing insecurity, an estimated 50-60 percent of the student population. KCBS 2/27/18  (Clip not available online)

SF State’s live, interactive jet stream map is mentioned. Daily Kos 12/26/18


David Wentura, professor emeritus of design and industry, passed away on February 20 at age 84. SF Gate

Alumna Kelsey Kehoe is a new coal geologist at USGS. Buckrail 2/23/18

Alumnus Neil Oshima will feature the peoples and the traditions of Austronesian ethnic groups in a photography exhibit. The Philippine Star 2/26/18

Alumna Alicia Garza, one of three founders of Black Lives Matter, discusses teaching Resistance at SF State. 2/24/2018 KRON-TV (clip not available online)

President Wong’s apology to the Jewish community is discussed. Palestine Chronicle. 2/24/18; The Jewish News of Northern California 2/23/18


Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Carolina De Robertis wrote an article about boundary-pushing Latin American novels. OZY 2/23/2018 http://www.ozy.com/good-sht/six-latin-american-novels-that-are-pushing-boundaries/83966

Assistant Professor of Linguistics Jenny Lederer discussed demonyms – phrases like “New Yorker” and “San Franciscan” used for inhabitants of a place. SFGate 2/20/2018

Alumnus Matt Saincome discussed his punk satire website “The Hard Times” and an upcoming television show featuring the site. Billboard 2/22/2018

Rev. Arnold Townsend, a former student, discussed efforts to bring black culture back to the Fillmore District after redevelopment. Bisnow 2/22/2018

A seminar honored the contributions of alumna Linda Bisson to the science and practice of winemaking. Wine Business 2/21/2018


Student Michael Morales placed first in the Campus MovieFest film competition for his short film, “Guardia de mi Hermano,” and was invited to the Cannes Film Festival. The Selma Enterprise 2/21/18

Alumnus Brian Rivera will play the King of Siam in several performances of “The King and I” at San Jose’s Center for the Performing Arts. Asian Journal 2/22/18

Alumnus Bill Megrail’s exhibition at an art gallery in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, will open on February 23. Banderas News 2/21/18

SF State was acknowledged for its MBA concentration in sustainable business. Green Biz 2/22/18

The documentary film “Agents of Change,” about a student strike on the SF State campus in 1968, aired this week. The Source 2/21/18

Police are investigating a Feb. 6th death on the SF State campus. KTSF26 2/21/18


Professor of Biology Dennis Desjardin discussed a new USPS stamp, featuring a mushroom he discovered and described. ABC7 2/20/2018 (No clip available)

SF State Lecturer in Hospitality & Tourism Management Joseph LaVilla was a judge for the 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. San Francisco Chronicle 2/20/2018

Alumna Rebecca Cantieri was interviewed about ways to promote employee engagement. HR Technologist 2/21/18

The documentary film “Agents of Change,” about a student strike on the SF State campus in 1968, aired this week. Berkeleyside 2/21/18; Paste Magazine 2/20/18; Cheddar 2/20/2018

Police are investigating a Feb. 6th death on the SF State campus. KRON 2/21/2018 (No clip available); Patch.com 2/20/2018; SFGate 2/20/2018; Bay City News Service 2/20/2018

SF State research on the cost to Oakland’s economy of the Golden State Warriors moving to San Francisco was cited in an article about the team. East Bay Express 2/21/2018

SF State is among a number of universities and nonprofits that received leftover wine from the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition in past years. San Francisco Chronicle 2/20/2018


Adjunct Professor of Ethnic Studies Amy Casselman Hontalas discussed how criminal jurisdiction on tribal lands in America fails to prevent sexual violence against native women. New Delhi Times 2/20/18; VOA News 2/19/18

Alumnus Brian Rivera will play the King of Siam in several performances of “The King and I” at San Jose’s Center for the Performing Arts. The Mercury News 2/19/18

SF State’s College of Ethnic Studies was mentioned in an article about renewed interest in ethnic studies programs at universities. Governing 2/20/18


Professor of Art Mark Johnson curated an exhibit at the Contemporary Jewish Museum titled “Contraption: Rediscovering California Jewish Artists.” Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies Rachel Gross also contributed an essay to the exhibit’s catalogue. JWeekly 2/19/2018

Lead case manager of the Guardian Scholars Program Melanie Ramirez-Carpio was pictured in an article about the challenges of applying to college as a foster youth. KPCC 2/19/2018

Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies Rachel Gross wrote an article about the response to the “Trefa Banquet 2.0,” a networking event for Bay Area Jews in the food industry. JMore 2/18/2018

Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies Eric Mar and Lecturer of Political Science David Lee discussed London Breed’s efforts to gain the support of the local Chinese American community. San Francisco Chronicle 2/17/2018

Alumnus Brian Rivera will play the King of Siam in several performances of “The King and I” at San Jose’s Center for the Performing Arts. East Bay Times 2/19/2018

Alumna and opera singer Lise Lindstrom discussed the central role the opera “Turandot” has played in her career. Broadway World 2/18/2018

Alumna Jean Robertson is the new chief of special education for the San Francisco Unified School District. San Francisco Examiner 2/17/2018

A March 14th walkout has been proposed at SF State to advocate for gun control. KTVU 2/19/2018 (No clip available); KCBA 2/19/218 (No clip available)

An SF State basketball team played a friendly game with a university in Tijuana that aims to be the first Mexican member of the NCAA. San Diego Union-Tribune 2/19/2018

A man was found dead in an SF State dorm earlier this month. San Francisco Examiner 2/17/2018


Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies Rachel Gross wrote an article about the response to the “Trefa Banquet 2.0,” a networking event for Bay Area Jews in the food industry. JSpace News 2/16/2018; JWeekly 2/15/2018; St. Louis Jewish Light 2/15/2016

Professor of History Eva Sheppard Wolf’s book, “Race and Liberty in the New Nation,” was quoted in an article tracing a reader’s family history. The Root 2/16/2018

Associate Professor of Africana Studies Dr. Dawn-Elissa Fischer was the keynote speaker at a celebration of Black History Month at City Hall. San Francisco Bay View 2/16/2018

A lawsuit over Professor Emeritus of Economics Ralph Anspach’s “Anti-Monopoly” game led to evidence calling into question the origin story of the game Monopoly. Inventors Digest 2/16/2018

A California State University study showed that one in three students at SF State have had to choose between buying food and course material. Sacramento Bee 2/15/2018; San Luis Obispo Tribune 2/15/2018

Alum Joanna Lamstein discussed the power of fan fiction in an article about the “50 Shades of Gray” series. Hot Press 2/16/2018

Alumnus Spencer Averick is the lead editor on the upcoming film “A Wrinkle in Time.” The Washington Post 2/15/2018; SFGate 2/16/2018; The Edwardsville Intelligencer 2/16/2018

Alumna and poet Judy Juanita discussed the aesthetics and culture of the Black Panther Party, and how they’re referenced in popular culture now. San Francisco Chronicle 2/15/2018

Alumnus Steven Ford is the Bayview District’s new police captain. The Potrero View 2/15/2018

SF State’s College of Ethnic Studies was mentioned in an article about renewed interest in ethnic studies programs at universities. Los Angeles Times 2/16/2018

A new documentary looks back at a 1968 SF State student strike that led to the creation of the College of Ethnic Studies. KQED 2/15/2018


Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto discussed how to deal with setbacks in an article about the attitudes of Olympics competitors. NBC Better 2/15/2018

Student David Rodriguez produced a radio story about a family of six living in an RV. Capital Public Radio 2/13/2018

Several SF State students were mentioned in an article about the financial struggles of students in the California State University system. SFGate 2/14/2018

Alumna and actor Jennifer Schemke has an upcoming stand-up comedy performance. Vallejo Times-Herald 2/15/2018

An article about alumna and actor Alex Borstein discussed her life and career in honor of her birthday. Daily Mail 2/15/2018

Alumna Diana Leggett is running for a county judge position in Denton County, Colorado. Denton Record-Chronicle 2/14/2018


Research Professor  of Biology William Cochlan’s research on toxic algae was described in an article about the Dungeness crab fishery. San Francisco Examiner 2/14/2018

An innovative course design model created by Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Operations Brian Beatty has been piloted in several institutions. Inside Higher Ed 1/24/2018

An article about alumna and actor Alex Borstein discussed her life and career in honor of her birthday. Yahoo News 2/14/2018

Alumna Wesla Whitfield, a singer known for her interpretations of jazz standards, died on Friday. The Washington Post 2/13/2018; The Wall Street Journal 2/13/2018; Chicago Tribune 2/13/2018 (No clip available)

Alumna and playwright Patricia Milton has written a new play, “Bamboozled.” Oakland Magazine 2/13/2018; Alameda Magazine 2/13/2018

A California State University study showed that one in three students at SF State have had to choose between food and buying course material. San Francisco Examiner 2/14/2018; KNTV 2/14/2018 (No clip available)


Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication Studies Joe Tuman discussed the challenges of running a citywide campaign for mayor. San Francisco Chronicle 2/12/2018

A violin solo by Assistant Professor of Music Jassen Todorov was mentioned in a review of a Redwood Symphony performance. San Francisco Classical Voice 2/12/2018

Professor Emeritus of Education Mark Phillips wrote a column about the connection between sexual harassment and the way that boys are raised. Marin Independent Journal 2/11/2018

Alumna and keyboardist Sundra Manning was profiled before a performance at the San Jose Winter Jazz Fest. San Jose Mercury News 2/13/2018

Alumnus and filmmaker Sean See worked on a documentary about the life of former first lady Rosalynn Carter. Asian Journal 2/10/2018

An open letter to California State University Chancellor Timothy alleges an environment of anti-Semitism on SF State’s campus. JWeekly 2/12/2018


Associate Professor of Political Science Ron Hayduk discussed the history of immigrant voting rights in the United States. NBC Think 2/10/2018

Professor of Marketing Subodh Bhat discussed Elon Musk’s style of advertising. San Francisco Chronicle 2/9/2018

Alumna Wesla Whitfield, a singer known for her interpretations of jazz standards, died on Friday. San Francisco Chronicle 2/10/2018; The New York Times 2/10/2018; KQED 2/10/2018 (The story was covered by several other news outlets)

Former student and actor Marshal Hilton was interviewed about his upcoming film, “Primal Rage.” HorrorNews.net 2/10/2018


Professor of Journalism Jon Funabiki discussed recent buyouts and layoffs at the East Bay Times and San Jose Mercury News and other ways in which the news industry is changing. KALW 2/8/2018

Alumna Samhita Mukhopadhyay will be Teen Vogue’s first executive editor. India West 2/8/2018

Alumna and mathematician Candice Price discussed her favorite mathematical theorem, which she uses to study the knots and tangles in DNA. Scientific American 2/8/2018

A lawsuit against an SF State professor was mentioned in a discussion of boycotts against Israel. P.O.T.U.S. 2/8/2018 (No clip available)

A man was found dead in an SF State dorm on Tuesday night. ABC7 2/9/2018 (No clip available); KTVU 2/9/2018 (No clip available); KCBA 2/9/2018 (No clip available); NBC Bay Area 2/8/2018

San Francisco State students were mentioned in a discussion of homelessness and food insecurity in the CSU system. KQED 2/8/2018 (No clip available)


Associate Professor of Urban Studies and Planning Jasper Rubin discussed the Salesforce Tower in downtown San Francisco, and the changing attitudes of residents towards skyscrapers. The Ringer 2/8/2018

SF State students are part of a project to test lead levels in East Oakland in collaboration with a high school. WCJB TV 2/7/18 (Clip not available); WVEC 2/7/18 (Clip not available)

SF State was awarded a $250,000 grant to help California's food processing industry reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions through research. Solar Thermal Magazine 2/7/18


Professor of Management John Sullivan discussed sexual harassment in the workplace. KCBS 2/7/2018 (Clip not available)

Family Acceptance Project Director Caitlin Ryan explained the negative impacts of families rejecting children because of their sexual and gender identities. KUHF 2/6/2018 (Clip not available)

SF State students are part of a project to test lead levels in East Oakland in collaboration with a high school. San Francisco Examiner 2/7/2018; ABC7 2/6/2018

Alumnus Matt Saincome was interviewed about the punk satire website he founded, “The Hard Times.” Alterative Press 2/6/2018


Assistant Professor of Economics Venoo Kakar comments on Monday’s historic Dow Jones Industrial Average point loss. KRON4 2/5/18

Marketing Lecturer Neil Cohen comments on the commercials that aired during the Super Bowl. 2/5/18 KNX (Clip not available online)

Ron Dellums, an SF State alumnus and former U.S. Congressman and mayor of Oakland, is the subject of a profile as part of a feature on Black History Month. Magic 95.5 2/5/18; Black AmericaWeb.com 2/5/18; WOL-AM 1450 2/5/18

An article about working adults with autism mentions SF State alumnus named Alex, who is a member of the Bay Area Autism Job Club. Salon 2/5/18


Professor Emerita of Anthropology Sarah Soh’s book “The Comfort Women” was mentioned in an opinion piece about Korean discourse around comfort women. The Japan Times 2/5/2018

Professor Emerita of History Sherry Keith wrote a column about artificial kidneys and their potential to alleviate the need for organ donations. Laguna Beach Independent 2/5/2018

Aerial photography of Icelandic glaciers taken by Assistant Professor of Music Jassen Todorov was highlighted in a photo gallery. Yahoo News 2/4/2018

Professors at SF State were mentioned in an article about a new federal court ruling on an Israel boycott. Jacobin Magazine 2/2/2018

Two students filed an updated complaint against SF State alleging anti-Semitism. JWeekly 2/2/18

An SF State study was cited in article about the nine habits of unsuccessful people. Business Insider 2/2/18


Professor of Health Education and founder of the Metro Academies College Success Program Mary Beth Love was honored with the Wang Family Excellence Award for Outstanding Faculty Innovator in Student Success. Oakland Post 1/30/2018

Family Acceptance Project Director Caitlin Ryan discussed the negative impacts of families rejecting children because of their sexual and gender identities. WHYY 2/1/2018

Alumna Aya Miyaguchi is the new executive director of the Ethereum Foundation, a blockchain technology and cryptocurrency platform. ETHNews 2/2/18

Alumnus Charlie Hall invented the waterbed 50 years ago and he’s hoping his product finds a new audience in millennials. Merced Sun-Star 2/2/2018; The Tribune 2/2/2018; The Sun-Herald 2/2/2018 (The Seattle Times article was republished by over 20 news outlets)

The accused killer of deceased SF State student Ariana Hatami pleaded insanity this week during a hearing at San Mateo County Superior Court. San Francisco Chronicle 2/1/2018; My San Antonio 2/1/2018

Two students have reportedly filed a complaint against SF State alleging anti-Semitism. The Algemeiner 2/2/18

Novelist Ayelet Gundar-Goshen will be teaching a semester-long class at SF State this spring titled “On the Cultural Frontlines: Contemporary Trends in Israeli Art.” JWeekly 2/2/18

Collaboration between SF State and City College of San Francisco to facilitate transfers between the schools was mentioned in an editorial about closing the education gap for African American students. San Francisco Examiner 2/1/2018

A 2017 lawsuit against SF State alleging an environment of anti-Semitism on campus was mentioned in an article about campus hate speech. Salon 2/1/18

The founding of the nation’s first Black Studies program at SF State was mentioned in an article about significant events in black history in 1968. Defender 2/1/2018


Professor of Cinema Joseph McBride discussed possible reasons why Steven Spielberg wasn’t nominated for a Best Director Oscar for his latest film, “The Post.” The New York Times 1/31/2018

Professor of History and Director of the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability Catherine Kudlick discussed how a new Delta Airlines service animal policy could make flying more difficult for legitimate service dog owners. ABC7 1/31/2018

Information Technology Consultant Bill Blunden wrote a letter to the editor about the privacy cost of being constantly connected through new technology. The New York Times 1/31/2018

Alumnus David Burton is the new director of the Grace Hudson Museum in Ukiah, CA. Ukiah Daily Journal 2/1/2018

Alumna Romi Jain, vice president of the Indian Journal of Asian Affairs, discusses an upcoming import expo to be hosted by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, and what the expo indicates about China’s global trade ambitions. The Diplomat 2/1/2018

SF State research on the effects of creative work on productivity was mentioned in an article about research-backed habits for entrepreneurs. Inc.com 2/1/2018

Research from the Family Acceptance Project at SF State was mentioned in an article about new legislation in Missouri aiming to ban “conversion therapy” for LGBTQ youth. The Pride L.A. 1/31/2018

A lawsuit against an SF State Palestinian American professor was mentioned in an article about a new federal court ruling on an Israel boycott. The Intercept 1/31/2018

An LGBTQ Shabbat event held at SF State was mentioned in an article about Jewish student-led efforts to make campuses more LGBTQ-friendly. Hillel.org 1/31/2018


Longtime Professor of Theatre Arts Mohammad Kowsar passed away at age 73. San Francisco Chronicle 1/31/18

Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication Studies Joe Tuman comments on President Trump’s first State of the Union address. San Francisco Chronicle 1/30/18

Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication Studies Joe Tuman was part of a panel that commented on California’s gubernatorial race. KTVU 1/30/18 (clip not available online)

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Instructor Andrew Fraknoi comments on the rare “super blue” lunar eclipse Wednesday morning. KQED 1/30/18

Karina Nielsen, director of SF State’s Estuary & Ocean Science Center and co-chair of the California Ocean Protection Council Science Advisory Team comments on a report the team released evaluating the use of nature-based strategies to combat ocean acidification. Lake County News 1/31/18

Professor of International Relations Andrei Tsygankov is mentioned in an article about democracy waning in America. Dotemirates 1/30/18

Alumnus Charlie Hall invented the waterbed 50 years ago and he’s hoping his product finds a new audience in millennials. WLS-AM 1/30/18 (clip not available online)


January

Professor Emerita of Anthropology Sarah Soh’s book “The Comfort Women” was mentioned in an opinion piece about Korean discourse around comfort women. The Diplomat 1/31/2018

Professor of Ethnic Studies Russel Jeung discusses the hybridized religious practices of some Asian Americans in an article about Christians of color reclaiming ancestral spiritual practices. Religion Dispatches 1/29/2018

Professor of Biology Kevin Simonin solved a long-standing question in evolutionary biology concerning the history of flowering plants. Manitoba Co-operator 1/29/2018

 An exhibition of still-life paintings by alumnus Guy Diehl is featured at the Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco. Fine Art Connoisseur 1/29/2018

Alumna Mandi Robertson is serving as a mental health consultant for the Torres Shelter in Chico, CA. Chico Enterprise-Record 1/29/2018

The film “Sorry to Bother You,” directed by musician and former SF State cinema student Boots Riley, sold to Annapurna Pictures at the Sundance Film Festival for a reported seven figures. IndieWire 1/25/2018


ABC7 News profiled SF State Guardian Scholars founders, Associate Professor of Social Work Sonja Lenz-Rashid and Associate Director of the Educational Opportunity Program Xochitl Sanchez, for their work with foster youth. ABC7 News 1/28/18

A new study by Professor of Sociology Allen LeBlanc finds that same-sex couples experience unique stressors. The Daily Beast 1/27/18

Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies Rachel Gross spoke at the “Trefa Banquet 2.0,” a San Francisco event featuring non-kosher foods made by Jewish chefs. Heritage Florida Jewish News 1/26/18

Ethnic Studies Lecturer Brigitte Davila is the first Latina in the history of City College of San Francisco to serve as president of its Board of Trustees. San Francisco Examiner 1/26/18

Alumnus Charlie Hall invented the waterbed 50 years ago and he’s hoping his product finds a new audience in millennials. Seattle Times 1/27/18

Alumnus Francis Phiri, who is hearing impaired, is profiled in story about his journey from a poor village in Zambia to working as an ASL teacher in Menlo Park and starting a nonprofit to help deaf children in Zambia. Zambia Daily Mail 1/28/18

An SF State study was cited in article about the nine habits of unsuccessful people. Business Insider 1/21/18


Professor and Chair of Health Education Mary Beth Love received California State University’s Wang Family Excellence Award for Outstanding Faculty Innovator in Student Success. SCV News 1/25/18

Professor of Ethnic Studies Russell Jeung describes what it was like growing up in a dangerous part of Oakland in an article about living in proximity to poverty. Christianity Today 1/25/18

Professor and Chair of Communication Studies Joe Tuman comments on Gov. Jerry Brown’s 16th and final state of the state address. Senegal ACTU 1/26/18; ABC7 News 1/25/18

The film “Sorry to Bother You,” directed by former SF State student Boots Riley, recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was purchased by Annapurna Pictures. BlackFilm.com 1/25/18

Alumna Tracy Sheppard will perform at the Hub in Sedona, Arizona. Sedona Red Rock News 1/26/18

Alumnus and guitarist Frank Bohan has been performing with the Zydeco Flames for nearly three decades. Marin Independent Journal 1/25/18

Musician and alumna Beth Custer composed the score for “Manhattan Front,” which will premiere at SF IndieFest. San Francisco Chronicle 1/25/18


Associate Professor of History Dawn Mabalon attended the 160th anniversary of Brisbane’s 7 Mile House. The Mercury News 1/25/18

Professor of International Relations Andrei Tsygankov is mentioned in an editorial about democracy waning in America. Gulf News 1/25/18

Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies Rachel Gross spoke at the “Trefa Banquet 2.0,” a San Francisco event featuring non-kosher foods made by Jewish chefs. WWHO 1/25/18; TSPR 1/24/18; KVCR 1/23/18; WYPR 1/24/18; Capital Public Radio 1/24/18; 91.9 UIS 1/24/18 (The story was picked up by NPR and distributed to numerous affiliate stations.)

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel comments on the recent vote by San Francisco supervisors to replace acting Mayor London Breed with Supervisor Mark Farrell. San Francisco Chronicle 1/24/18

Alumna and quilter Alex Anderson will display her work in Livermore through February. The Independent 1/25/18

Alumnus Jerry Tart glia will present his 2017 film, “Escape from Rented Island: The Lost Paradise of Jack Smith,” at the Berlin International Film Festival. BCTV 1/25/18

Alumna Nancy Adams Kwiecien was named Veteran of the Week in Montgomery, Texas. Montgomery County News 1/24/18

SF State is ranked number seven in a Surfer Magazine list of the top colleges to catch waves while earning a degree. Adventure Sports Network 1/24/18


English Language and Literature Lecturer Gila Lyons describes what it’s like having a panic disorder. The New York Times 1/24/18

Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies Rachel Gross spoke at the “Trefa Banquet 2.0,” a San Francisco event featuring non-kosher foods made by Jewish chefs. Capital Public Radio 1/24/18; KQED 1/24/18; Nevada Public Radio 1/24/18

Alumna Wes Kenney directs the Fort Collins Symphony. North Forty News 1/23/18

Alumnus Michael Corrigan mentions his time at SF State in a column about how he developed a love of books. Idaho State Journal 1/23/18

Alumna Iria Vasquez-Paez writes an op-ed about practicing safe sex. Filthy. 1/23/18

Alumna Robin Allen-Maddox is the communications coordinator and executive assistant at Community Food Bank of Fresno. Sierra Star 1/23/18


Professor of Biology Katharyn Boyer discusses a tidal marsh restoration project underway in Richardson Bay to protect the shoreline from erosion caused by climate change. Marin Independent Journal 1/22/18

Assistant Professor of Biology Kevin Simonin explains how flowering plants spread across the world in his research. Seeker 1/22/18

Alumna and restaurateur Carrie Blease opened the San Francisco restaurant Lord Stanley with her husband. 7x7 1/22/18

The arrest of SF State alumna Davia Spain, who was accused of domestic violence, has sparked protests in the city. SF Weekly 1/22/18

Alumna, former journalist and champion of diversity in the media Walterene Swanston-NuevaEspana passed away at age 74. The Philadelphia Sunday Sun 1/22/18; Current 1/22/18

Former SF State student, musician and first-time director Boots Riley talks about his film “Sorry to Bother You” that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Sacramento Bee 1/23/18; ScreenDaily 1/22/18; Fresno Bee 1/23/18; The News & Observer;  1/23/18; The Wichita Eagle 1/23/18; The Telegraph 1/23/18; Miami Herald 1/23/18; The Bellingham Herald 1/23/18 (The Los Angeles Times story was picked up by several news outlets)


Director of the San Francisco State Estuary & Ocean Science Center Karina Nielson talked about the effects of climate change on the ocean. KCBS 1/22/18 (clip not available online)

Professor of International Relations Andrei Tsygankov is mentioned in an article about democracy waning in America. National Post 1/22/18; Korea Herald 1/21/18

SF State President Les Wong, a champion of expanding NCAA Division II membership to Mexico, is mentioned in an article about the first Mexican university that could join. Inside Higher Ed 1/22/18

Professor of Political Science Robert Smith comments on how President Trump, although wildly unpopular in California, has reshaped the state’s politics. WRAL.com 1/22/18; San Francisco Chronicle 1/20/18

Professor of Management John Sullivan talks about the benefits of working from home versus working at an office. Syracuse.com 1/21/18; MichiganLive 1/21/18; AlabamaLive 1/21/18; Cleveland.com 1/21/17; StatenIslandLive 1/21/18; MassLive 1/21/18; GulfLive 1/21/18

Alumna Amy Farah Weiss is running for mayor in San Francisco. San Francisco Examiner 1/21/18

California Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed alumna Kellee Westbrook, a Modesto-based attorney, to be the newest judge in Stanislaus County Superior Court. Modesto Bee 1/21/18

Alumna, former journalist and champion of diversity in the media Walterene Swanston-NuevaEspana passed away at age 74. The Root 1/21/18

Actor and alumnus Danny Glover was profiled for his social activism. WPIX 1/20/18 (clip not available online)

Former SF State student, musician and first-time director Boots Riley talks about his film “Sorry to Bother You” ahead of its Sundance Film Festival premiere. Los Angeles Times 1/19/18; Orlando Sentinel 1/19/18; Daily Press 1/19/18

Alumna Adrienne Walters plays Molly in the upcoming production of “Peter and the Starcatcher” at the Hillbarn Theatre in Foster City. San Jose Mercury News 1/19/18

SF State is mentioned in an op-ed urging the city of San Francisco to divest from fossil fuels. San Francisco Examiner 1/21/18

SF State is ranked seventh in Surfer Magazine’s list of the top colleges for surfing. San Diego Union-Tribune 1/19/18


Professor of International Relations Andrei Tsygankov is mentioned in an article about democracy waning in America. Bloomberg News 1/18/18

Professor of Management Sally Baack discussed Apple’s decision to open a new campus. KCBS 1/17/18 (clip not available online)

Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies Rachel Gross spoke at the “Trefa Banquet 2.0,” a San Francisco event featuring non-kosher foods made by Jewish chefs. The American Israelite 1/18/18

Alumnus Ramon Rios-Parada talks about the rising cost of housing in his hometown, Hayward. East Bay Times 1/19/18


Assistant Professor of Biology Kevin Simonin explains how flowering plants spread across the world in his research. Archaeology News Network 1/11/18

Research by Associate Professor of Psychology Kevin Eschleman is referenced in an article about the benefits of rediscovering hobbies in your 20s. The Debrief 1/17/18

SF State student Zoie Irwin visited Washington, D.C., during a major winter storm that affected much of the East Coast and the Midwest. Sparta Review 1/17/18

Alumna Kallie Beebe is the owner of a goat farm in Boulder, Colorado. Boulder Weekly 1/18/18

Alumnus Stan Huncilman will have his artwork featured in a new exhibit at the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum. Vallejo Times-Herald 1/18/18


 

Professor of Ethnic Studies Russel Jeung discusses the hybridized relgious practices of some Asian Americans in an article about Christians of color reclaiming ancestral spiritual practices. AlterNet 1/13/18

Alumnus and inventor Charlie Hall is making a comebac with an updated version of the waterbed. KIRO Radio 1/17/18

Alumna and South San Francisco High School teacher Noelia Linares is accused of sexual misconduct with an underage student.  San Mateo Daily Journal 1/17/18

Alumnus Adrian Voo landed a role in the comedy film “Little Bitches.” Lady Click 1/16/18

Alumna Jennifer Lee is listed as one of the 100 most eligible singles of 2018 across America, according to the dating app Hinge. Business Insider 1/16/18


Professor of Biology and Director of the Estuary and Ocean Science Center Karina Nielsen discusses the Center’s focus and importance. Marin Independent Journal 1/16/18

Assistant Professor of Biology Kevin Simonin explains how flowering plants spread across the world in his research. Genetic Library Project 1/16/18; SeedWorld 1/15/18; XinhuaNet 1/15/18; NewsCaf 1/15/18FastMail 1/15/18; BBC 1/14/18; Planet Genius 1/13/17; IFL Science 1/13/18DOT Emirates 1/13/18; EnviroLink 1/13/18; WUNC-FM 1/12/18; KQED 1/12/18; KPBS 1/12/18 (clips not available online)

Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies Rachel Gross spoke at the “Trefa Banquet 2.0,” a San Francisco event featuring non-kosher foods made by Jewish chefs. The Times of Israel 1/16/18; The Forward 1/14/18

Professor of Ethnic Studies Russell Jeung discusses the hybridized religious practices of some Asian Americans in an article about Christians of color reclaiming ancestral spiritual practices. Raw Story 1/15/18

Professor Emeritus Mark Phillips writes an op-ed about adolescent sleep deprivation. The Marin Independent Journal 1/14/17

A short film created by SF State cinema student Michael Morales is headed to the Cannes Film Festival. ABC30 1/13/18 (clip not available online)

An SF State student is profiled in a story about proposed legislation that would help California college campuses expand student access to abortion. Rewire 1/12/18

SF State is mentioned in an article about San Francisco students who are excelling in high school. San Francisco Chronicle 1/15/18

Alumnus Adrian Voo landed a role in the comedy film “Little Bitches.” New Strait Times 1/16/18

Alumnus Deon Price writes an op-ed on how to talk to young people about racism. Daily Republic 1/13/18

SF State was ranked No. 7 in a list of the best universities in the U.S. for scoring waves while earning a degree. The Tribune 1/12/18

SF State is mentioned in an article about the death of U.S. Congressman John V. Tunney, who lost the 1976 California Senate race to former SF State President S.I. Hayakawa. Washington Post 1/14/18; Los Angeles Times 1/12/18; San Diego Union-Tribune 1/12/18; The New York Times 1/12/18; The Keene Sentinel 1/14/18; The Bulletin 1/14/18; WRAL.com 1/13/18

An article about an upcoming job fair sponsored by the East Bay Regional Park District mentions a 2013 SF State study that found that a job fair could help the park district better engage with youth. East Bay Times 1/13/18


Assistant Professor of Biology Kevin Simonin explains how flowering plants spread across the world in his research. Business Standard 1/12/18; The Hindu.com 1/12/18; Inverse 1/11/18; Science Daily 1/11/18; Cosmos 1/11/18; Quanta Magazine 1/11/18; Courthouse News Service  1/11/18; BrightSurf.com 1/11/18; KUHF-FM 1/11/18 (clip not available online)

Film executive and former School of Cinema Chair August Coppola is mentioned in an article about a new film, “Den of Thieves,” and Hollywood dynasties. San Francisco Chronicle 1/11/18

Alumna and founder of the nation’s first Black Student Union Jerry Varnado remembers Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. San Francisco Chronicle 1/11/2018

Actor and alumnus Danny Glover will read a Langston Hughes poem during a weekend celebration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. in Marin City. Marin Independent Journal 1/11/18

Alumnus and slow-growth advocate Don Brawner has passed away at 84. The Almanac 1/11/18

Alumna Amy Farah Weiss is one of eight candidates in the 2018 San Francisco mayoral race. ABC7 News 1/11/18

Author, playwright and alumna Dorothy Bryant has passed away at age 87. San Francisco Chronicle 1/11/18

SF State is mentioned in an article about a lawsuit filed against the National Lawyers Guild for allegedly discriminating against an Israeli organization. Jewish Journal 1/11/18


Associate Professor of Political Science Francis Neely comments on the use of rank choice voting in the upcoming San Francisco mayoral race. Beyond Chron 1/11/18

Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies Rabab Abdulhadi is mentioned in an op-ed about how a university administration should respond to alleged anti-Semitism among faculty. Jewish Currents 1/10/18

Professor of Ethnic Studies Russell Jeung discusses the hybridized religious practices of some Asian Americans in an article about Christians of color reclaiming ancestral spiritual practices. Religious Dispatches 1/10/18

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel comments on the 2018 San Francisco mayoral race. San Francisco Magazine 1/10/18

Alumnus Austin Scott has been cast in the title role of “Hamilton” for the Tony Award-winning musical’s national tour. Benicia Herald 1/11/18

Co-founder of Ripple and alumnus Chris Larsen, one the inventors of cryptocurrency token XRP, has suddenly become one of the richest men in the world. Express 1/10/18

A short film created by SF State cinema student Michael Morales is headed to the Cannes Film Festival. Fresno Bee 1/10/18

SF State is part of a growing number of test-optional universities. The Conversation 1/10/18; Idaho Press-Tribune 1/10/18; SF Gate 1/10/18; Rapid City Journal 1/10/18; San Antonio Express 1/10/18; Madison.com 1/10/18; The Sentinel 1/10/18; The Chippewa-Herald 1/10/18; (The article by The Conversation was picked up by numerous news outlets.)

 


Associate Professor Jason McDaniel comments on the San Francisco mayor’s race. Lake Placid News 1/10/18; The Tribune 1/10/18; ABC News 1/9/18;  SF Gate 1/9/18; Atlanta Journal Constitution 1/9/18; San Jose Mercury News 1/9/18; Miami Herald 1/9/18; Sacramento Bee 1/9/18Fresno Bee 1/9/18; Napa Valley Register 1/9/18; KIRO-TV 1/9/18; News Center1 1/9/18; SNJ Today 1/9/18; My Stateline.com 1/9/18; (The story was written by the Associated Press and picked up by more than 20 news outlets.)

Teacher, novelist and alumna Dorothy Bryant passed away on Dec. 21 from cancer. Berkeleyside 1/10/18


Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies Rachel Gross spoke at the “Trefa Banquet 2.0,” a San Francisco event featuring non-kosher foods made by Jewish chefs. J. Weekly 1/8/18

Ethnic Studies Lecturer Nestor Andre Castillo, the child of El Salvadoran parents, is quoted in an article about Bay Area Salvadorans fighting President Trump’s recent repeal of protected status for immigrants. San Jose Mercury News 1/8/18; East Bay Times 1/8/18

Research by Assistant Professor of Philosophy David Peña-Guzmán is mentioned in an article about animal suicide. Psychology Today 1/6/18

San Francisco State Professor of Management Ronald Purser is quoted in an article about corporations promoting mindfulness techniques. Dallas News 1/9/18

A photo taken by alumna Gabriella Angotti-Jones was turned into a racist online hoax. Poynter 1/9/18

Alumna and naturalist Virginia Delgado received the award for 2017 Outstanding New Interpreter from the National Association for Interpretation. East Bay Times 1/9/18

Actor and alumnus Ian Hopps will perform at Stories on Stage Davis. Davis Enterprise 1/8/18

SF State was ranked No. 7 in a list of the best universities in the U.S. for scoring waves while earning a degree. Surfer Magazine 1/9/18


Professor of Biology Michael Goldman writes a review on a new book called “I, Mammal: The Story of What Makes Us Mammals.” Science Magazine 1/8/18

Associate Professor of History Dawn Mabalon used archival footage to tell the story of Filipino history in Stockton. KNTV 1/7/18 (clip not available online)

Professor of Biology Sarah Cohen talks about research into Sea Star Wasting Syndrome, which is affecting populations of sea stars throughout the West Coast. Marin Independent Journal 1/5/18

SF State student Jordan Zabek is one of four Lake County residents to share their experiences during their first year of college. Lake County News 1/7/18

A short film created by SF State cinema student Michael Morales is headed to the Cannes Film Festival. Hanford Sentinel 1/6/18; ABC7 News 1/5/18 (clip not available online)

SF State student Zoie Irwin visited Washington, D.C., during the major winter storm that’s affected much of the East Coast and the Midwest. GK Men 1/6/18Gulf Times 1/6/18; Reuters 1/5/18; The Weather Network 1/5/18; MENAFN (The Reuters story was picked up by multiple news outlets.)

Comedian and SF State alumnus Greg Proops is profiled in advance of his show in Bermuda. Royal Gazette 1/8/18

SF State alumna Ranida Thammarin started Thai Cooking with Sunshine, one of seven cooking schools located in the Mission District. Mission Local 1/8/18

SF State alumna Roe McDermott writes a relationship column. The Irish Times 1/6/18

Co-founder of Ripple and alumnus Chris Larsen, one the inventors of cryptocurrency token XRP, has suddenly become one of the richest people in the world. Town and Country 1/5/18; Yahoo News 1/4/18

SF State alumnus Charles Hall discussed the 50th anniversary of the waterbed, which he invented during his time on campus. London Free Press 1/3/18

A recent report found that the Bay Area is in the midst of a teacher crisis, and the Campbell Unified School District has partnered with SF State to widen the teacher pipeline. San Jose Mercury News 1/8/18; Santa Cruz Sentinel 1/7/18

SF State is mentioned in a woman’s reflection on the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s. Ms. Magazine1/5/18

SF State is mentioned in an article about universities that do and don’t track student suicides. Topeka Capital Journal 1/5/18

SF State is listed in a report on the growth of online education among institutions of higher education. Inside Higher Ed 1/5/18

 

 


A short film created by SF State cinema student Michael Morales is headed to the Cannes Film Festival. KFSN 1/4/18; WDN 1/4/18

Co-founder of Ripple and alumnus Chris Larsen, one the inventors of cryptocurrency token XRP, has suddenly become one of the richest men in the world. Money 1/5/18

Alumna Kris Perry was named the president of Save the Children Action Network. Washington Blade 1/4/18

SF State research into the effect of familial acceptance of LGBT youth is mentioned in an article about organizations that have disavowed gay therapy. Pink News 1/3/18


SF State Professor of Health Education Erik Peper writes a column about the link between proper diet and academic performance. The Western Edition 12/30/17

An op-ed responds to a presentation by SF State Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies Rabab Abdulhadi. The Algemeiner 12/27/17

Ceramics artist and alumna Catherine Schmid-Maybach is profiled in a story about her upcoming exhibition in Reno, Nevada. Reno News & Review 1/4/18

Alumna Ana Maria Pulido is the new spokesperson for the Sequoia Union High School District. The Almanac 1/4/18

Alumna Elaine King is running for state representative of District 34 in Idaho. KPVI 1/3/18

Avid volunteer and alumna Liz Nyberg and her husband Paul are the 2017 Los Altans of the Year. Los Altos Town Crier 1/3/18

Longtime scholar of sexuality studies and Professor Emeritus John Paul De Cecco is mentioned in the Windy City Times’ list of notable deaths in 2017. Windy City Times 1/3/18

SF State alumnus and former Dean of Undergraduate Studies Joseph L. White, who died late last year, is remembered in a column. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 1/2/18

Biologist, bone collector and alumnus Ray Bandar has died at 90. San Francisco Chronicle 1/2/18; San Antonio Express-News 1/2/18

Former SF State student and founder of the band Stone Foxes Avi Vinocur recently released a solo album, “Nothing Perfect Stays That Way.” The Bay Bridged 12/28/17

Retired TV sports reporter, alumnus and Hall of Fame athlete Don “Pete” Liebengood passed away at age 73. San Francisco Examiner 12/27/17; San Mateo Daily Journal 12/26/17

Research by the SF State Center for Research and Education on Gender and Sexuality is mentioned in an article about Silicon Valley’s “wannabe” sexual revolution. The Washington Post 1/3/18

SF State is mentioned in an article about universities that do and don’t track student suicides. Messenger-Inquirer 1/4/18; Times Free Press 1/3/18; Redwood Times 1/2/18; Houston Chronicle 1/2/18; 570 News 1/2/18; Chico Enterprise-Record 1/2/18; Monterey Herald 1/2/18 (This  Associated Press report was reposted by numerous outlets)

A lawsuit against SF State that alleged anti-Semitism on campus is mentioned in an article about the difficulty defining anti-Semitism. St. Louis Jewish Light 1/2/18

J. Weekly’s ongoing coverage of allegations of anti-Semitism at SF State was listed as one the publication’s 10 essential Bay Area Jewish stories of 2017. J. Weekly 12/28/17


San Francisco State Professor of Management Ronald Purser considered the trend of corporations promoting mindfulness techniques. National Review 1/1/2018

San Francisco State University Lecturer of English Language and Literature David Gill discussed why the dystopias of Philip K. Dick are applicable today. Salon 12/30/2017

San Francisco State Assistant Professor of Biology Andrea Swei discussed her recent work on ticks and Lyme disease in Marin County. Marin Independent Journal 12/26/2017

San Francisco State Professor of Business Sally Baack talked about incorporating ethics into business school curricula. KCBS 12/26/2017 (Clip not available online)

San Francisco State Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman discussed a ballot initiative that would limit the length of terms for mayors and supervisors in San Francisco. San Francisco Chronicle 12/26/2017

San Francisco State Assistant Professor of Psychology Charlotte Tate discussed a new survey linking gender nonconformity and psychological distress. KQED 12/23/2017

San Francisco State alumna Cynthia Watson talked about the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund, which provides temporary assistance to help people experiencing unexpected crises. KTVU 1/1/2018 (Clip not available online); KCBA 12/27/2017 (Clip not available online)

San Francisco State alumnus Charles Hall discussed the 50th anniversary of the waterbed, which he invented during his time on campus. National Post 12/28/2017; Montreal Gazette 12/28/2017; Vancouver Sun 12/28/2017 (This article was distributed by Canadian Press and published by over 110 outlets)

San Francisco State alumnus and president of Bishop O’Dowd High School Steve Phelps has died of complications from a heart bypass surgery. NBC Bay Area 12/27/2017

San Francisco State alumnus Ahmet Ustunel is designing a specialized kayak for the visually impaired, which he plans to use to cross one of the busiest straits in the world. SF Examiner 12/24/2017

Comedian and San Francisco State alumnus Cole Stratton is producing the annual comedy festival SF Sketchfest this month. Davis Enterprise 12/19/2017

San Francisco State Assistant Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell discussed his research about the link between improving skills and long-term stress in an article about happiness. Business Insider 12/31/2017; Inc. 12/28/2017

Research done at San Francisco State showing that spending money on experiences may make people happier than spending it on gifts was mentioned in an article about dealing with holiday stress. Huffington Post 12/21/2017; Yahoo Singapore 12/21/2017