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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January

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