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SF State in the News 2014

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


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April

Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Stephen Kane and an international team of researchers have announced the “landmark discovery” of a new rocky planet that could have liquid water on its surface. Shanghai Daily 4/17/14Business Insider Australia 4/17/14Irish Times 4/17/14Express (UK) 4/17/14Gnomes National News Service 4/17/14RedOrbit 4/17/14University Herald 4/17/14Real Clear ScienceAstrobiology News 4/17/14International Business Times (UK) 4/17/14Houston Chronicle 4/17/14


Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Stephen Kane and an international team of researchers have announced the “landmark discovery” of a new rocky planet that could have liquid water on its surface. New York Times 4/17/14 Christian Science Monitor 4/17/14; San Francisco Examiner 4/17/14 BBC 4/17/14 National Geographic 4/17/14 Science Now 4/17/14 Forbes 4/17/14 CBC News 4/17/14; CNET 4/17/14 The Independent (UK) 4/17/14; Scientific American 4/17/14; Forbes 4/17/14


Research by Assistant Professor of Psychology Kevin Eschleman suggests employees' creative activity outside of work can boost their performance on the job. Time Magazine 4/16/14 Prevention Magazine 4/17/14; Pacific Standard 4/16/14; Science Codex 4/17/14; 1800therapist.com 4/17/14; NBC News Today 4/17/14; Huffington Post 4/17/14; ThirdAge 4/16/14; Science 2.0 4/17/14


Research by Caitlyn Ryan, founder and director of the Family Acceptance Project, is cited in this article about the Illinois legislature failing to ban conversion therapy for LGBT youth. Chicago Sun-Times 4/17/14


Stephen Kane, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, states in a research paper “there could be more than 2,500 zombie-infested planets” in our solar system. io9.com 4/4/14; Al.com 4/17/14


The 14-year old piano duo Michael Wierenga and Jeffrey Qiu performed at Knuth Hall as part of the Music Teachers Association of California Certificate of Merit program. Epoch Times 4/17/14


During opening remarks at the Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education (APAHE) annual meeting, President Les Wong urged conference attendees to work harder at building a pipeline of Asians to the college presidency, stating “As each one of us retires, there ought to be five or even 10 mentees ready to step up.” Diverse Issues in Higher Education 4/15/14


Two films by student Zachary Ready are scheduled to screen at the 2014 Cannes International Film Festival in May. Los Altos Town Crier 4/16/14


The first in a two-book series, "Different Coins in the Fountain" by alum Carlos Cornejo is reviewed. Magic City Morning Star 4/16/14


Associate Professor of History Dawn Mabalon discusses the lack of attention paid to Filipino farm workers in the new biopic, “Cesar Chavez.” Contra Costa Times 4/14/14


Professor and Chair of Communication Studies Joe Tuman, who is running for mayor of Oakland, had “a solid evening” in a recent candidates’ debate.  East Bay Express 4/15/14


Associate Professor of History Dawn Mabalon discusses the lack of attention paid to Filipino farm workers in the new biopic, "Cesar Chavez." San Jose Mercury News 4/14/14


San Francisco’s Superintendent of Schools Richard Carranza writes about FRISCO Day, a component of the partnership between the city, SFUSD, City College and SF State to double the number of public school students who complete college. SF Examiner 4/15/14


This feature describes research by SF State students and others, conducted at the California Academy of Sciences, on the shell-less marine slug nudibranch. Bay Nature 4/14/14


SF State appoints Judith Munter new dean of the Graduate College of Education. SF Examiner 4/14/14


Assistant Professor of Art Michael Arcega contributed to the "New Natives" art exhibition at Lightbombs Contemporary in Hong Kong. GMA News 4/13/14


San Francisco State University Police Department officers assisted the UC Davis Police Department at the university’s Picnic Day celebration. KTXL 4/13/14


In this op-ed column, Professor Emeritus of Secondary Education Mark Phillips writes about common myths and misrepresentations about elementary education. Marin independent-Journal 4/13/14


SF State student Jacqueline Reyes comments for this article about San Francisco property owners “buying out” tenants in rent-controlled spaces. San Francisco Chronicle 4/13/14


Alum Marcus Gardley is featured for his latest play, “The Box: A Black Comedy.” New York Times 4/13/14


Associate Professor of Biology Vance Vredenburg's research into chytrid fungus is mentioned in this article about the non-profit organization Save the Frogs. San Francisco Chronicle 4/12/14


Criminal Justice Lecturer Michael Santos discussed his life-skills program for the formerly incarcerated, Straight-A Guide Cognitive Skills Development, at the Boys and Men of Color Healing Generations Summit. Stockton Record 4/12/14


SF State research indicates that same-sex marriages offer the same mental health benefits as heterosexual marriages. Everyday Health 4/12/14


Associate Professor of History Dawn Mabalon discusses the lack of attention paid to Filipino farm workers in the new biopic, “Cesar Chavez.” Global Nation Inquirer 4/8/14; Rappler 4/8/14The Reporter 4/11/14


This op-ed writer suggests California students write reports on state universities in place of historic Spanish missions, stating “I envy the student who gets to report on San Francisco State’s colorful history, all the way back to its origins as a school for training women teachers in 1899.“ Sacramento Bee 4/10/14City Watch 4/11/14San Francisco Chronicle 4/11/14


Education doctoral students Carissa Purnell and Ana Gutierez attended the annual American Educational Research Association conference. The Salinas Californian 4/11/14


Alum and Blues Hall of Fame member Joe Louis Walker performed with the gospel group Spiritual Corinthians while studying at SF State. The Columbian 4/11/14


An SF State study on the dangers of leaving a child or pet in a locked car is mentioned. KGUN 4/11/14


In this op-ed, Associate Professor and Director of Labor Studies John Logan writes about the anti-union campaign preceding Tennessee autoworkers’ vote to join the United Auto Workers union. The Hill: Congress Blog 4/11/14


In this excerpt of a 1939 San Francisco Chronicle article, an SF State student group rallied under the slogan “More and better jails for conscientious objectors.” San Francisco Chronicle 4/10/14


SF State is mentioned for its chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi, a Jewish fraternity. The J Weekly 4/10/14


Associate Dean of the College of Business and Professor of Marketing Kathy O’Donnell discusses the use of same-sex couples in advertising. Buzzfeed: LGBT 4/10/14


Alum Thomas Hurst is interviewed about his invention of COVR, a right angle iPhone camera lens. Los Angeles Times: Framework 4/10/14


Alumna Frances Mayes will read from her latest memoir, “Under Magnolia” at the University of Georgia. Athens Banner-Herald 4/9/14


Graduates of SF State’s Theatre Arts department founded 99 Stock Productions, the group will perform, “I Never Lie – The Pinocchio Project.” SF Weekly 4/9/14; Examiner 3/31/14


Alum Joseph Bielanski was appointed to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. Insurance News Net 4/9/14Orange County Breeze 4/9/14


Associate Professor and Director of Labor & Employment Studies John Logan comments on the proposed Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act. AL.com 4/9/14


Alumna Kathleen Kenna contributed to the Toronto Star’s e-book, “Our Longest War,” about Canada’s twelve years in Afghanistan. Comox Valley Record 4/9/14


Geography and Environment Lecturer Stephanie May Cowles created an online map showing which San Francisco streets have the highest instances of speeding. Streetsblog: SF 4/9/14


Research by Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell indicates that consumers may purchase material items with the mistaken belief that those items provide more value. Women's Health 4/9/14


SF State’s Foundation Board has pledged to divest from direct ownership of companies with significant exposure to the production or use of coal and tar sands. SF Examiner 4/8/14; Earth Island Journal 4/14/14


Political Science Lecturer David Lee comments on the arrests of State Senator Leland Yee and Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow for NPR News. KOPB 4/8/14 (clip not available online); WUNC 4/8/14 (clip not available online); WAMU 4/8/14 (clip not available online); KOPB 4/8/14 (clip not available online); WBUR 4/8/14 (clip not available online); KUT 4/8/14 (clip not available online); WUNC 4/8/14 (clip not available online); WDET 4/8/14 (clip not available online); KCOY 4/8/14 (clip not available online); KION 4/8/14 (clip not available online); WFBO 4/8/14 (clip not available online); KPCC 4/8/14 (clip not available online); KPLU 4/8/14 (clip not available online)


SF State student Antonio Arenas comments for this article about Marcos Gutierrez, host of the radio show, Hecho en California (Made in California). New American Media 4/8/14


Professor of Asian American Studies Ben Kobashigawa will moderate a discussion following a screening of the film, “Looking for Jiro Onuma: Queer Perspectives on Wartime Incarceration.” Rafu Shimpo 4/8/14


Associate Professor of Management Mitchell Marks discusses the potential impact of the acquisition of Safeway by Albertsons’ parent company. East Bay Express 4/8/14


Alum Edwin Hacking will exhibit his photographs at the San Pedro Valley Park Visitor Center. San Jose Mercury News 4/8/14


A team from SF State, led by Assistant Professor of Journalism Jesse Garnier, was awarded a $35,000 grant from the Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education. SF Bay 4/7/14; American Journalism Review 4/5/14; The Root: Journalism 4/5/14; PBS: Education Shift 4/4/14; Times of San Diego 4/4/14; EIN News 4/4/14


The Palm Center at SF State hosted an independent commission which found that the U.S. armed services have "no compelling medical reason" to exclude transgender individuals from service. One News Now 4/7/14; WorldNetDaily 4/4/14


Research by Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell indicates that consumers may purchase material items with the mistaken belief that those items provide more value than experiences. Hegnar 4/7/14; Medical Daily 4/5/14; Malaysian Digest 4/4/14


Alum Casey Mills was the first managing editor of Beyond Chron. Beyond Chron 4/7/14


Associate Professor of Biology Katharyn Boyer's research lab examines the best way to restore native oyster habitats to the SF Bay. Bay Nature 4/7/14


Assistant Professor of Special Education Amber Friesen presented a project on developing emerging literacy skills at the American Educational Research Association conference in Philadelphia. Newswise 4/7/14


Alumna Sandra Carnero began taking classes at Alameda Martial Arts twenty years ago, she now teaches there. San Francisco Chronicle: In Alameda 4/7/14


SF State volunteers are shown volunteering with Tech Workers for Affordable Housing at a San Francisco Habitat for Humanity site. San Francisco Chronicle 4/6/14


An image attributed to SF State shows the dark matter, galaxies and hot gas of the Abell-520 galaxy cluster. The Epoch Times 4/6/14La Gran Epoca 4/9/14


The Great Sunflower Project, a citizen science project founded by Professor of Biology Gretchen LeBuhn, is discussed in this letter to the editor. San Francisco Chronicle 4/6/14


A parasitic fly is turning honey bees into “zombie bees,” according to research by Biology Professor John Hafernik and colleagues. Epoch Times 4/5/14


Professor of Theatre Arts Joel Schechter writes about the “Arthur Szyk and the Art of the Haggadah” exhibition at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Jewish Daily Forward 4/5/14


Alumna Annette Bening will perform "Ruth Draper's Monologues" at the Geffen Playhouse. Los Angeles Times 4/5/14


SF State alumna Teeka James, College of San Mateo teacher and union president, is profiled. San Mateo Daily Journal 4/5/14


Associate Professor and Director of Labor Studies John Logan writes about the anti-union campaign preceding Tennessee autoworkers’ vote to join the United Auto Workers union. The Hill: Congress Blog 4/5/14


Political Science Lecturer David Lee comments on the arrests of State Senator Leland Yee and Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow. Redding.com 4/5/14; Los Angeles Times 4/4/14; KQED 4/7/14; Asian Week 4/4/14; China News 4/4/14; Sohu.com 4/4/14; Netease 4/3/1421CN 4/3/14; SF Examiner 4/1/14


Research by Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell indicates that consumers may purchase material items with the mistaken belief that those items provide more value. Business Insider Australia 4/4/14; Malaysian Digest 4/4/14; Tempo 4/4/14; RMF24 4/4/14Yahoo! Shine On 4/3/14; Treehugger 4/3/14The Huffington Post 4/3/14; Health24 4/3/14; WOWK-TV 4/3/14; Iatronet 4/3/14; Kompas: Health 4/3/14; Acasa.ro 4/3/14; Liputan6 4/3/14; Red Orbit 4/2/14; WDAM 4/2/14; Health 4/2/14; WCFT 4/2/14 (clip not available online); WABC 4/2/14 (clip not available online); Live Science 4/2/14; Philadelphia Inquirer 4/2/14; Science Codex 4/2/14; Pacific Standard 4/2/14; WOGX 4/2/14; Quartz 4/2/14; Yahoo! News 4/2/14; Health Day 4/2/14Science Blog 4/2/14

 


A 19th Avenue transit feasibility study recommends a Muni Metro subway from SF State to St Francis Circle. SF Bay 4/4/14; Curbed SF 4/3/14; San Francisco Chronicle 4/2/14SFist 4/2/14KGO-TV 4/2/14 (clip not available online); KTVU 4/2/14 (clip not available online); KRXI 4/2/14 (clip not available online); KCBA 4/2/14 (clip not available online)


Professor of Management Sally Baack comments on the resignation of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich. San Francisco Chronicle 4/4/14


Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman is mentioned as a candidate for Oakland mayor. Oakland Local 4/414KGO 4/4/14 (clip not available online); KQED: News Fix 4/4/14


Biology graduate student Whitney Thornton works on the Invasive Spartina Project, which attempts to clear the Alameda Flood Control Channel of invasive chord grasses. Bay Nature 4/4/14


SF State’s Cesar Chavez Student Center Art Gallery is hosting the pop-up exhibit, “Selfie: The Fine Art of Self Portraiture.” SF Bay 4/4/14


Alum Alexis S. Montevirgen was appointed Vice President of Student Services for the College of Alameda. Global Nation Inquirer 4/3/14


Professor and Chair of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Patrick Tierney comments on Six Flags Discovery Kingdom’s transition from a marine-mammal park to a ride-dominated park. Voice of San Diego 4/3/14


In this op-ed, graduate student and teaching associate Sam Badger addresses the concerns of Palestinians regarding the Syrian civil war. The Epoch Times 4/3/14; Eurasia Review 4/3/14


Criminal Justice Lecturer Michael Santos, who earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees while incarcerated, is interviewed. NPR 4/2/14 (clip not available online); NET Nebraska 4/2/14; KQED 4/2/14 (clip not available online); KTEJ 4/2/14 (clip not available online); KAET 4/2/14 (clip not available online); WOUC 4/2/14 (clip not available online); WUFT 4/2/14 (clip not available online); NJN 4/2/14 (clip not available online); KOAB 4/2/14 (clip not available online); WCML 4/2/14 (clip not available online); KAET 4/2/14 (clip not available online)


The AMCHA Initiative wrote SF State administrators urging investigation of an event the initiative believes glorified terrorism. The Jewish Voice 4/2/14


Alum Amir Eden was recently appointed regional director for the Las Vegas Israeli-American Council. Jewocity 4/2/14


Associate Professor of Journalism Rachele Kanigel comments on the Chevron-owned Richmond Standard news site. Media Matters 4/2/14


San Francisco State University students are mentioned in this article about San Francisco rent prices. KQED: News Fix 4/2/14


Alum SB Stokes released his first book of poetry, “A History of Broken Love Things.” SF Weekly: Exhibitionist 4/2/14


Almna Josie Iselin and her book of photography, “An Ocean Garden: The Secret Life of Seaweed," are featured; prints are on display in SF State’s Alumni Gallery. San Francisco Chronicle 4/2/14


Student Jennifer Cheung comments on the cultural impact of Chinese-American State Senator Leland Yee’s arrest. KQED: News Fix 4/2/14


Associate Professor of History Dawn Mabalon discusses the lack of attention paid to Filipino farm workers in the new biopic, “Cesar Chavez.” GMA News 4/1/14; Global Nation Inquirer 4/1/14Press-Enterprise: Multicultural Empire 4/1/14


In this op-ed Professor of International Relations Andrei P. Tsygankov writes about the United States’ policy towards Russia. The Moscow Times 4/1/14


SF State is discussed in this article detailing incidents of anti-Semitism at California university campuses. The Jewish Press 4/1/14; American Thinking 4/1/14


Associate Professor of Management Mitchell Marks discusses the acquisition of Safeway by Albertsons’ parent company. The Columbian 4/1/14


SF State will host the Inaugural Filipino Mental Health Symposium, “Kwentuhan: Sharing Our Stories,” April 11. Asian Week 4/1/14


SF State research revealed that more than 80 percent of subjects experienced head or neck pain while text messaging. Star Tribune 4/1/14


Associate Professor and Director of Labor Studies John Logan comments on a temporary strike by Amazon employees in Germany. Value Walk 4/1/14


The Alexander String Quartet, SF State’s artists-in-residence, are mentioned in this article about another ensemble supported by the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music group. San Francisco Classical Voice 4/1/14


Alum Brent Crowley will retire this year after 36 years with the Jefferson Union High School District. San Jose Mercury News 4/1/14


March

Associate Professor of History Dawn Mabalon discusses the lack of attention paid to Filipino farm workers in the new biopic, “Cesar Chavez.” Tucson Weekly 3/31/14; The Stockton Record 3/30/14


SF State’s summer institute offered by the Center for Research and Education on Gender and Sexuality is cited as a resource for educators. Inside Higher Ed 3/31/14


Student Heather Matheson participated in the second of two panel discussions on the foster care system at the University of California, Berkeley. Chronicle of Social Change 3/31/14


Associate Professor and Director of Labor Studies John Logan discusses an anti-union video produced for Target employees. The Guardian 3/31/14


SF State is discussed in this article detailing incidents of anti-Semitism at California university campuses. San Diego Jewish World 3/31/14


Professor Emerita and former Department of Journalism Chair Betty Medsger is interviewed about her new book, “The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI.” CSPAN: Q&A 3/30/14


An image attributed to SF State shows the dark matter, galaxies and hot gas of the Abell-520 galaxy cluster. The Epoch Times 3/30/14


Alumna Cynthia Ellis is interviewed about her career as an artist. Seacoast Online 3/30/14


Associate Professor of International Relations Mahmood Monshipouri will present the lecture, "U.S.- Iran Relations: Ideology, Interest, and the Changing Political Landscape in the Middle East," at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. The Courant 3/29/14


Biology graduate student Jonathan Young discusses the restoration of Mountain Lake in the Presidio. San Francisco Chronicle 3/29/14


San Francisco State University students participated in a twelve-hour relay of student news broadcasts hosted by the Salford University in Manchester, UK. The Hindu 3/28/14


In this op-ed Political Science Lecturer David Lee writes about suggested political campaign reforms in the context of California State Senator Yee’s indictment for public corruption. San Francisco Chronicle 3/28/14


Associate Professor of Management Mitchell Marks discusses the acquisition of Safeway by Albertsons’ parent company. San Jose Mercury News 3/28/14


Alum and Carroll County Circuit Judge Gerald Kent Crow has announced his bid for re-election. Carroll County News 3/28/14


Business Management student Todd Wilkins created the website for his mother Donna Wilkins’ pet boarding business, When the Cat’s Away. Half Moon Bay Review 3/27/14


Alumna Natalia Szostak received an award for her artistic achievements from the Szczecin, Poland Presidential Council for Culture. Radio Szostak 3/27/14; Gazetta: Szczecin 3/27/14


Alum Ed Cushman has announced his retirement from the position of executive director of the Hebrew Free Loan Association. The J Weekly 3/27/14


Associate Professor of Geography & Environment Jason Henderson will speak at ArtAround’s event, “Art and Architecture in the Haight.” San Francisco Chronicle 3/26/14


Assistant Professor of Art Matt Lipps is interviewed about his latest work, "The Populist Camera.” San Francisco Chronicle 3/26/14


Alum Jim Amon was recognized by the Lambertville City Council for his, “achievements and contributions to the City of Lambertville and surrounding communities.” The Princeton Packet 3/26/14


The AMCHA Initiative wrote SF State administrators urging investigation of an event the initiative believes glorified terrorism. San Diego Jewish World 3/26/14The J Weekly 3/27/14


California State Senator and SF State alum Leland Yee was indicted on charges of public corruption. San Francisco Chronicle 3/26/14


Alum Charles W. Haynes will speak at the Stellar Group’s Early Childhood Education Forum in Saudi Arabia. Zawya 3/25/14


School of Nursing Lecturer Larry Vitale discussed the decline of polio at meeting of the Rotary Clubs of Pacifica and Half Moon Bay. San Jose Mercury News 3/25/14


SF State student Heather Matheson participated in a guest panel discussion on the foster care system for a University of California, Berkeley course. Chronicle of Social Change 3/25/14


SF State student Hailey Ferroni comments on the disenrollment notifications made by the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians. Geyserville 3/25/14


Alum McCoy Tyler is interviewed about his band, the McCoy Tyler Band. SantaCruz.com 3/25/14


Alum Steven Chon was hired by the commercial real estate brokerage Jones Lang LaSalle. Campbell Patch 3/25/14; Palo Alto Patch 3/25/14


Associate Professor of Geography & Environment Jason Henderson will discuss his book, “Street Fight: The Politics of Mobility in San Francisco” at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. StreetsBlog: New York City 3/25/14


Assistant Professor of Communication Studies Javon Johnson will speak at the Bermuda College Library. The Royal Gazette 3/24/14


Associate Professor of Journalism Rachel Kanigel writes about teaching journalism in the 21st century. PBS: Education Shift 3/24/14


Associate Professor and Director of Labor Studies John Logan writes about the anti-union campaign preceding Tennessee autoworkers’ vote to join the United Auto Workers union. The Hill: Congress Blog 3/24/14


Assistant Professor of Communication Studies Javon Johnson will speak at the Bermuda College Library. Bernews 3/24/14


Professor and Chair of American Indian Studies Andrew Jolivette will moderate a panel on research justice at the 42nd annual National Association for Ethnic Studies conference. Digital Journal 3/24/14


Poet and alum Eugene Gloria will perform at the University of the Pacific’s Wendell Phillips Center. Stockton Record 3/24/14


The Palm Center at SF State hosted an independent commission which found that the U.S. armed services have "no compelling medical reason" to exclude transgender individuals from service. Pride Source 3/23/14; Edge on the Net 3/22/14; Gay People’s Chronicle 3/21/14; Take Part 3/21/14; FED Week 3/21/14


Africana Studies Lecturer Dave "Davey D" Cook comments for this profile of DJ Page Hodel. San Francisco Chronicle 3/22/14


Edward Beitashour, father of Iranian soccer player Steven Beitashour, was a member of SF State’s soccer team in the 1960s. Iranian 3/22/14


Alum Joshua Short is the current artist-in-residence at the Salina Art Center. Kansas First News 3/22/14The Olympian 3/22/14


Edward Beitashour, father of Iranian soccer player Steven Beitashour, was a member of SF State’s soccer team in the 1960s. The New York Times 3/22/14


Professor of Geosciences John Monteverdi comments on the U.S. Climate Prediction Center’s El Niño watch announcement. San Francisco Chronicle 3/21/14


Alum Emil de Leon won the grand prize on Wheel of Fortune. The Pinoy 3/21/14; Global Nation Inquirer 3/21/14; Daily Entertainment News 3/20/14


Alum Joshua Short is the current artist-in-residence at the Salina Art Center. The Emporia Gazette 3/21/14


The AMCHA Initiative delivered a statement at the first meeting of the California Assembly Select Committee on Campus Climate warning officials of a student who is no longer enrolled at SF State. San Diego Jewish World 3/21/14


Doctored San Francisco State University documents were found at the site of “Tri-Valley University,” a sham college whose founder is under investigation. The American Bazaar 3/21/14


Alum Jose Antonio Vargas is interviewed about his experience as an undocumented immigrant. NPR: Latino USA 3/21/14


Alum Matt Quintero and wife, Katelyn Bollenbacher, are featured in the Sunday wedding profile. San Francisco Chronicle 3/21/14


Alum Kent Nagano is interviewed about his career as a conductor. Bangladesh News 24 3/21/14Business World 3/27/14


Gunn High School’s Chiaroscuro Quartet won the top prize at an SF State-hosted youth chamber music competition. Palo Alto Online 3/21/14


Alum Andy Gowan is interviewed about his career as the music supervisor of the CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother.” The Reporter 3/21/14


Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert Reich endorsed a basic income guarantee during a talk held earlier this month at SF State. In These Times: Working 3/21/14


SF State President Leslie Wong and his wife, Phyllis, were photographed at Willie Brown’s 80th birthday celebration. San Francisco Chronicle 3/21/14


Professor of Creative Writing Peter Orner comments on the Marin County Free Library’s deliberations over reducing the size of their collection to make room for new texts and technologies. Point Reyes Light 3/20/14


In this op-ed, Professor of International Relations Andrei Tsygankov writes about anti-Russian discourse in Western media. The Moscow Times 3/20/14


Alum Kent Nagano is interviewed about his career as a conductor. Reuters 3/20/14


Alum Paul S. Flores is interviewed about the process of completing his latest play, “Placas: The Most Dangerous Tattoo.” Monterey County Weekly 3/20/14


Alumna Denise Nolan Cascino is featured for her work as a layout supervisor at DreamWorks Animation. Che Donna 3/20/14


Professor of Geography & Environment Andrew Oliphant discusses the installation of a fog sampling station in Montara, which will help researchers monitor levels of methyl mercury along the coast. Half Moon Bay Review 3/20/14


Caitlyn Ryan, founder and director of the Family Acceptance Project, plans to launch a family-focused program to prevent suicide and homelessness in LGBT youth. Edge on the Net 3/20/14


Biology graduate student Jonathan Young discusses the restoration of Mountain Lake in the Presidio. San Francisco Public Press 3/20/14


Musician and alum Chuck Prophet is profiled. Pacific Sun 3/20/14


Alum Steve Stocking is interviewed about his career as a botanist, biologist and author. Stockton Record 3/20/14


Alum Kent Nagano is interviewed about his career as a conductor. Global Post 3/20/14


Alum Storm Russel co-founded Main Street Scholars, a tutoring and SAT prep center. Half Moon Bay Review 3/20/14


Marty Martinson, assistant professor of Health Education, comments for this article about the retirement of baby boomers. The Sacramento Bee 3/19/14


The Hibernian Newman Club's 50th St. Patrick's Day Luncheon helped raise funds to support the Newman Club ministry programs at SF State and City College of San Francisco. San Francisco Chronicle 3/19/14


SF State Asian American Studies professors contributed to the translation and preservation of Chinese poems and writings found on Angel Island. Contra Costa Times 3/19/14


A study by Assistant Professor of Health Education Jun Wang found that practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine could help promote colorectal cancer screenings in the Chinese immigrant community. Digital Journal 3/19/14


Alum SB Stokes released his first book of poetry, “A History of Broken Love Things.” San Francisco Chronicle 3/19/14


Alumna Jean Mohorovich is interviewed about her work in special education for the St. Helena Unified School District. Napa Valley Register 3/19/14


Alum Chris O’Neill is interviewed about the success of his debut crime thriller, “The Sketcher’s Mark.” Yorkshire Evening Post 3/19/14


Journalism student Anya Komisaryk comments for this article about a student protest at City College of San Francisco. Press TV 3/18/14; KPIX 3/13/14


Alumna Monica Denevan is interviewed about her career as a photographer and her most recent series of black and white photographs from Burma. PetaPixel 3/18/14


Professor of Kinesiology Matthew Lee comments for this article about the accuracy of fitness heart rate trackers. Live Science 3/18/14


Professor and Director of the Institute of Gerontology Anabel Pelham will deliver the keynote address at a conference on housing at the Avenidas senior center of Palo Alto. Los Altos Town Crier 3/18/14


William Cochlan, senior research scientist at the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, will be chief scientist on an ocean acidification research cruise. Houston Chronicle 3/18/14


SF State masters student Jackie Shay discusses how studying at her alma mater UC Merced, helped develop her interest in mycology fieldwork. The Sacramento Bee 3/18/14Merced Sun-Star 3/18/14


Alumna Wilma Mankiller is the subject of the film, “The Cherokee Word for Water,” which tells the story of Mankiller’s rise to prominence as the Cherokee Nation’s first female chief. Jackson Free Press 3/18/14


Alum Jason Dearen, environmental science reporter for the Associated Press, is featured. San Diego Union-Tribune 3/18/14Ventura County Star 3/18/14


SF State alum Anthony L. Morris and his wife, filmmaker and author Thembisa Mshaka, are interviewed about their family life. Ebony 3/17/14


Alum Joshua Short is the current artist-in-residence at the Salina Art Center. Salina 3/17/14


Associate Professor and Director of Labor Studies John Logan writes about the anti-union campaign preceding Tennessee autoworkers’ vote to join the United Auto Workers union. Truthout.org 3/17/14


At a benefit concert at Davies Symphony Hall, alumna Annette Bening said she was glad to be back in San Francisco, where she studied theatre at SF State. The Huffington Post: San Francisco 3/17/14


In this op-ed column, Professor Emeritus of Secondary Education Mark Phillips lists notable secondary education programs in Marin. Marin Independent-Journal 3/16/14


Alum Melissa Gira Grant is interviewed about the publication of her new book, “Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work.” Truth Dig 3/16/14; The Guardian 3/15/14


Associate Professor of Biology Sarah Cohen is featured in a photograph of researchers looking at an invasive tunicate species in Alaska. SitNews 3/15/14


Alum Jake Shields was an All-American wrestler at SF State, now he’s a welterweight UFC fighter set to compete at UFC 171 in Dallas. Golden Gate Sports 3/15/14; KPIX 3/15/14 (clip not available online)


SF State alum Toshi Washizu's 1984 documentary “Issei: The First Generation,” has been digitally restored and released on DVD. Rafu Shimpo 3/15/14


Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert Reich endorsed a basic income guarantee during a talk held earlier this month at SF State. Basic Income News 3/14/14


Alice LaPlante, whose book is reviewed in this article, is reported to teach creative writing at SF State. The Seattle Times 3/14/14


A veteran quoted in this article about the Veterans Resource and Opportunity Center at College of San Mateo says he is transferring to SF State. San Jose Mercury News 3/14/14


The Palm Center at SF State hosted an independent commission which found that the U.S. armed services have "no compelling medical reason" to exclude transgender individuals from service. Surgiu 3/18/14WOAI 3/17/14 (clip not available online); Northwest Ohio 3/15/14; Medical Daily 3/15/14; Portland Press-Herald 3/15/14Colorado Springs Gazette 3/14/14; KGUN 3/14/14; The Durango Herald 3/14/14; New York Daily News 3/14/14; The Japan Times 3/14/14; Wisconsin Gazette 3/14/14; The Daily Democrat 3/14/14; Texas Public Radio 3/14/14; Life Site News 3/14/14Lawyer Herald 3/14/13; The Patriot Post 3/14/14; Newsmax.com 3/14/14; Yakima Herald 3/14/14; Lubbock Avalance-Journal 3/14/14; The Bradford Era 3/14/14; The Virginian-Pilot 3/14/14; KRGV Harlingen, Texas 3/14/14 (clip not available online); KNXV Phoeniz 3/14/14 (clip not available online); KFWB News Talk 980 Los Angeles 3/13/14 (clip not available online); KLAS Las Vegas 3/13/14 (clip not available online); WINS-AM New York 3/13/14 (clip not available online); FM News 101 KXL Portland 3/13/14 (clip not available online); KNX Radio Los Angeles 3/13/14 (clip not available online); WBBM Radio Chicago 3/13/14 (clip not available online); KCAL-LA 3/13/14 (clip not available online); WHKT Norfolk, Virginia 3/13/14 (clip not available online); WCBS New York 3/13/14 (clip not available online); KION Monterey 3/13/14 (clip not available online); KCOY Santa Barbara 3/13/14 (clip not available online); Tampa Bay Times 3/13/14; Killeen Daily Herald 3/13/14; WND.com 3/13/14; Big News Network 3/13/14; FireEngineering.com 3/13/14; Guardian Liberty Voice 3/13/14; Gay Star News 3/13/14; AL.com 3/13/14; Jezebel 3/13/14; San Diego Gay and Lesbian News 3/13/14; Metro Weekly 3/13/14; On Top Magazine 3/13/14; KPBS 3/13/14; Headlines and Global News 3/13/14; Towleroad.com 3/13/14USA Today 3/13/14; The Washington Post 3/13/14; Slate 3/13/14; Advocate 3/13/14; San Jose Mercury News 3/13/14; UPI.com 3/13/14; The Montreal Gazette 3/13/14


An SF State journalism student attended a protest at City College of San Francisco. KPIX 3/13/14 


Professor and Chair of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Pat Tierney talks about the Devil's Slide Trail in San Mateo County, set to open later this month. Half Moon Bay Review 3/13/14


Peg Sandel, the new head of campus of the Brandeis Hillel Day School in Marin, is reported to have been a lecturer of Jewish Studies at SF State. Jweekly.com 


SF State alum and sexologist Susan Block is profiled in this Q&A. Heeb Magazine 3/13/14


The neighborhoods near SF State do not have access to a high-pressure hydrant; vulnerable neighborhoods are mentioned in this article about a China Basin fire. Firehouse.com 3/13/14 


Former SF State basketball player Decensae White is reported to have been involved in the alleged murder of an Atlanta-based rapper. The Source 3/13/14 


Musicians Nick Waterhouse and Matthew Correia met while studying at SF State. Press-Enterprise 3/14/14; Coachella Valley Independent 3/3/14


This feature on Caitlyn Ryan, founder and director of SF State’s Family Acceptance Project, describes her work to support  LGBT children and their familiesw. Salt Lake City Tribune 3/14/14


The San Francisco State University Foundation is mentioned among universities and foundations that have divested their endowments from fossil fuels. Contra Costa Times 3/14/14


SF State student and Marine veteran Eric Van Oppen comments on the aid provided by the Veterans Resource and Opportunity Center at the College of San Mateo. San Jose Mercury News 3/14/14


Alumna Laurel Gwizdak is interviewed about her experience as a Peace Corps volunteer and filmmaker. Ramona Sentinel 3/14/14


The Palm Center at SF State hosted an independent commission which found that the U.S. armed services have “no compelling medical reason” to exclude transgender individuals from service. San Francisco Business Times 3/13/14; The Huffington Post 3/13/14; ABC News 3/13/14; KPIX 3/13/14; Digital Journal 3/13/14; The Desert Sun 3/13/14; WANE 3/13/14; Chicago Phoenix 3/13/14


SF State research, carried out by Emeritus Professor Rosemarie Bowler, is mentioned in this article about air pollution in East Liverpool, Ohio and Hancock County, Indiana. Herald Star 3/13/14


The San Francisco State University Foundation is mentioned among universities and foundations that have divested their endowments from fossil fuels. Mother Jones 3/13/14


The neighborhoods near SF State do not have access to a high-pressure hydrant; vulnerable neighborhoods are mentioned in this article about a China Basin fire. San Francisco Chronicle 3/13/14


Alumna Mary-Jean Shiroma was hired as a benefits consultant for Servco Pacific Inc. Metro Oahu 3/13/14


SF State student Wayman Duong is credited with the creation of the smartphone app,  “My Water Use Management.” Forbes 3/13/14


Professor of Management John Sullivan details ten steps recruiters can take toward becoming more strategic. Recruiting Trends 3/12/14


Alum Leigh Wolf, a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps, has returned from his second tour of duty in Afghanistan. Lamorinda Weekly 3/12/14


Associate Professor of Biology Vance Vredenberg is interviewed for this article about chytrid, an invasive fungus that affects amphibians. Summit Daily 3/12/14


Professor of Management John Sullivan comments on President Barack Obama’s proposal to strengthen overtime-pay mandates. Wall Street Journal 3/12/14


Alum Aaron Davidman is interviewed about his one-man play, “Wrestling Jerusalem.” San Francisco Chronicle 3/12/14


Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman is a candidate for Oakland mayor. San Francisco Chronicle: In Oakland 3/7/14San Francisco Chronicle 3/11/14


Associate Professor and Director of Labor Studies John Logan writes about Congressional Republicans’ opposition to union elections. The Hill: Congress Blog 3/11/14


San Francisco State University Foundation is mentioned among universities and foundations that have divested their endowments from fossil fuels. The Huffington Post: Green 3/11/14


SF State's Poetry Center Digital Archive is mentioned in this article about The Litography Project, which seeks to map literary places of interest in San Francisco. SF Weekly: Exhibitionist 3/11/14


SF State announced a schedule for the partial reuse of the Science Building. KCBS 3/11/14; KGO 3/11/14 (clip not available online); KTVU 3/11/14 (clip not available online); KRXI 3/11/14 (clip not available online); KCBA 3/11/14 (clip not available online); KNTV 3/11/14 (clip not available online); SF Appeal 3/12/14


SF State's Family Acceptance Project announced the appointment of Reverend Marian Edmonds Allen to the position of national program director. Standard-Examiner 3/11/14


Alumna Melissa Gira Grant authored a new nonfiction book, “Playing the Whore,” which advocates for the civil rights of sex workers. NBC News 3/11/14


SF State student Rabbi Reuben Zellman curated the program, "Kol Israel: The Voice of Judaism in Early Music," which will be performed by San Francisco Renaissance Voices. San Francisco Classical Voice 3/11/14


Alum Walter Pineda resigned from the State Bar of California following a malpractice investigation. San Francisco Bay Guardian 3/11/14


Student Jason Phillips is an academic coach for middle and high school students at 100% College Prep. San Francisco Bay View 3/10/14


Alum and master printmaker James Reed created an original lithograph of the Cannondale railroad station for Wilton Historical Society members. The Wilton Bulletin 3/10/14


Creative Writing Lecturer Truong Tran is interviewed about his solo art exhibition at the Telegraph Hill Gallery. San Francisco Chronicle 3/10/14


Professor of Social Work and Gerontology Brian de Vries discusses his research on aging in the LGBT community. CBC News 3/10/14; The Huffington Post 3/10/14


Researchers from SF State’s Romberg Tiburon Center contributed to The Exploratorium’s Bay Observatory Wired Pier. Broadway World 3/10/14


Alum Mario Savio was a student leader during free speech protests at UC Berkeley in the 1960s. The Modesto Bee 3/10/14


Alumna Janet Gregori teaches film photography to middle and high school students at La Entrada School. In Menlo 3/10/14


Alum Emerson Malca created Studyroom, a smartphone application for connecting to study partners. El Diario 3/10/14


Alum Roger Zim will host an Oakmont Sunday Symposium entitled, "An Introduction to Eastern religions and philosophy." Kenwood Press 3/9/14


SF State's Family Acceptance Project created the practitioner guide, "Helping Families to Support their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Children," with support from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Edge on the Net 3/9/14; Edge Boston 3/9/14


Associate Professor of International Relations Mahmood Monshipouri writes about changes to Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy. Tehran Times 3/9/14


SF State students participated in UC Berkeley's Ace of Cakes, an annual cupcake decorating competition sponsored by the Circle K student group. The Daily Meal 3/9/14


Student Ewart Bungo Jr., a specialist in the Army Reserve, comments in this article about the U.S. Department of Defense’s plans to reduce the size of the U.S. Army. ABS CBN News 3/8/14


Student Diana Noriega Weng was crowned Miss Redwood City-San Mateo County. San Mateo Daily Journal 3/8/14


An SF State study showed that San Francisco’s Sunday Streets program is effective in getting people to become more physically active. SF Examiner 3/7/14


This article detailing the LGBT Aging Policy Task Force's concerns about affordable housing mentions a downtown housing development that uses structures from the former San Francisco State Teachers College. Edge on the Net 3/7/14


Emeritus Professor of Biology Dean Kenyon is mentioned for his support of intelligent design in this letter to the editor. Walla Walla Union-Bulletin 3/7/14


Research by Professor of Biology Gerdi Weidner shows that patients waiting for a heart transplant increase their chance of survival by staying active physically and psychologically. Science Codex 3/6/14; News Medical 3/6/14; Informationsdienst Wissenschaft 3/6/14; Medical Xpress 3/6/14DocCheck News 3/10/14


Biology graduate student Jonathan Young discusses the restoration of Mountain Lake in the Presidio. San Francisco Chronicle 3/6/14


Creative writing graduate student Lucy Tiven is interviewed. SF Weekly: Exhibitionist 5/6/14


Associate Professor of Management Mitchell Marks discusses the decision of Albertsons’ parent company to acquire Safeway. NBC Bay Area 3/7/14


Alumna game developer Amy Hennig is profiled. Shack News 3/6/14


President Leslie Wong comments on his proposal that SF State change its mascot. SF Weekly 3/5/14


Alum Jose Antonio Vargas will screen his documentary film, “Documented” at San Jose State University’s Morris Dailey Auditorium. San Jose Inside 3/5/14


Some pro-Israel groups have expressed concern about a faculty presentation. San Diego Jewish World 3/5/14; Jewish News Service 3/5/14; Algemeiner 3/5/14


The opening day of the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl will pay tribute to SF State alum and jazz musician George Duke. Marin Independent-Journal 3/5/14


Alumna Pauline Demetrakopulos was selected to appear in the TV documentary, “Profiles of America’s Best Dentists.” Napa Valley Register 3/5/14


SF State alum and sports journalist Brian Sumpter is profiled. St. Helena Star 3/5/14


Alumna Rebecca Pingree will star as Annie Oakley in the Napa Valley College production of “Annie Get Your Gun.” Napa Valley Register 3/5/14


Alumni Dante Carey, Chris Featherly and Chris Kroesch are the head coaches of three high school teams set to compete at the San Diego Section basketball finals. San Diego Union-Tribune 3/5/14


Canadian writer Stephen Kimber visited SF State on tour for his book, “What Lies Across the Water - The Real Story of the Cuban Five." Prensa Latina 3/5/14


English Language & Literature Lecturer Michael Shannon comments on the intersection of the technology and sex industries at San Francisco’s member’s-only club Mission Control. San Francisco Chronicle 3/1/14TIME: NewsFeed 3/3/14


SF State alum William Sievert is interviewed about his career as an artist and his recent abstract exhibit, "Semaphores.” Vallejo Times-Herald 3/4/14


Professor Emeritus of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Ginny Jaquith received the 2013 People Who Care Award from the Pacificans Care Board of Directors. San Jose Mercury News 3/4/14


The Miró Quartet will hold a master class for SF State students. San Francisco Classical Voice 3/4/14


SF State students are mentioned as staffers of the Ingleside Light, a San Francisco neighborhood newspaper. San Francisco Bay Guardian 3/4/14


SF State alum and President of the Ancient Ethiopian Patriots Association Lij Daniel Jote Mesfin is interviewed. Ethiosports 3/4/14


President Leslie Wong and other top California State University officials warn legislators of a $1.3 billion backlog of deferred maintenance. Los Angeles Daily News 3/1/14; The Daily Breeze 3/1/14Long Beach Press Telegram 3/1/14Pasadena Star-News 3/3/14Daily Democrat 3/5/14


Alum Sekou Franklin, professor of political science at Middle Tennessee State University, received the John Pleas Faculty Recognition Award. WGNS-Radio 3/3/14


Professor of Journalism Yvonne Daley is quoted in this article memorializing journalist and SF State alum Lateef Mungin. CNN 3/3/14


SF State's FogCam, which has been active since 1994, is the oldest webcam still in operation. Tech Times 3/2/14


SF State student strikes during the Civil Rights Movement are mentioned in this interview with historian Peniel Joseph. CSPAN2 3/2/14


Plans to relocate the Muni M-Ocean View light-rail closest to SF State will undergo a feasibility study. SF Examiner 3/2/14


Business Management student Ernest Morgan is interviewed for this article about former inmates with life sentences who received parole since Governor Jerry Brown took office. Hope Star 3/2/14


SF State student Will Reuther comments in this article about Muni driver Charles Davis, also known as “the singing bus driver” of the the 29-Sunset line. San Francisco Chronicle: The City Exposed 3/2/14


Associate Professor and Director of Labor Studies John Logan writes about Tennessee autoworkers’ vote against joining the United Auto Workers union. Knox News 3/2/14 (subscription required)


Professor of Mathematics Eric Hsu will oversee the development of math and science training and professional development for San Rafael City School teachers. Marin Independent Journal 3/1/14; KQED 3/3/14 (clip not available online)


Associate Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences Leonard Sklar's research indicates that riverbed sediment and grain size influence the growth of salmon. Gillette News Record 3/1/14


Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences John Monteverdi's research estimates that half of California’s tornadoes are caused by supercell thunderstorms. ABC News 10 3/1/14


SF State historians conducted an interview with civil rights leader Tracy Sims, who led a 1964 protest at the Sheraton-Palace Hotel at age 18. San Francisco Chronicle 3/1/14


Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman is a candidate for Oakland mayor. KPIX 3/1/14 (clip not available online)


Alum Rishabh Desai attended the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. Boston Herald 3/1/14


February

Associate Professor and Director of Labor Studies John Logan writes about the anti-union campaign preceding Tennessee autoworkers’ vote to join the United Auto Workers union. The Hill: Congress Blog 2/28/14


Professor of Management Sally Baack discusses Carl Icahn’s charges against the eBay Board of Directors. KCBS-Radio 2/28/14 (clip not available online)


Research by Lecturer of Earth and Climate Science Jan Null is mentioned in this article about the Encinitas City Council’s vote to install signs in city parking lots warning drivers not to leave pets or children unattended. San Diego Union-Tribune 2/28/14


Alum Johnny Mathis is interviewed about his singing career and upcoming performances. The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register 2/28/14


The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet performed at McKenna Theatre and held a master class for SF State students. San Francisco Classical Voice 2/28/14


Associate Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences Leonard Sklar's research indicates that riverbed sediment and grain size influence the growth of salmon. Phys.org 2/27/14


Professor of Political Science Robert Smith comments on President Obama’s announcement of the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, a task force focusing on the challenges faced by young black and Latino men. Christian Science Monitor 2/27/14; Alaska Dispatch 2/27/14


In this op-ed Professor of Political Science and International Relations Andrei P. Tsygankov writes about the political relationships between Ukraine, Russia, the U.S. and the European Union. The Moscow Times 2/27/14; Revista 22 2/28/14


San Francisco State University is listed among universities that have divested their endowments from fossil fuels. Erasmus Magazine 2/27/14


Associate Professor of Cinema Martha Gorzycki will present a screening and discussion entitled, “Outstanding Animated Visions: A Survey of Short Animated Films Produced by Women” at Edinboro University. Your Erie 2/27/14


Alumna Sonia Borg is interviewed about her work as a sex therapist and hypnotherapist. Womens Radio 2/27/14


Alum Joe Lewis Walker is interviewed about his career as a blues musician. Lincoln Journal Star: Ground Zero 2/27/14


Associate Professor of Biology Karen Crow's research sheds light on the evolution of skate species’ unique reproductive strategies. Phys.org 2/26/14


Associate Professor and Chair of Urban Studies and Planning Jasper Rubin comments on a lawsuit challenging a measure that would mandate a public vote on high-rise waterfront developments. SF Weekly 2/26/14


Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman is mentioned as a candidate for Oakland mayor in this article about another potential candidate. East Bay Express 2/26/14


Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman is mentioned as a candidate for Oakland mayor in this article about a new candidate, Oakland City Auditor Courtney Ruby. Inside Bay Area 2/26/14


Professor Emeritus of Black Studies and Marcus Books owner Raye Richardson discusses the bookstore’s impact on the African-American literary community. San Francisco Foghorn Newspaper 2/26/14


Alum Christopher Boyes received an Oscar nomination for sound mixing on the film, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” KGO 2/26/14; KOFY 2/26/14 (clip not available online); KXTV 3/1/14 (clip not available online)


Alumna Amanda Bybee, an orientation and mobility specialist at the California School for the Blind, authored the young-adult book “Zoofari,” which features a visually impaired protagonist. Contra Costa Times 2/26/14


Palo Alto Mayor and SF State alumna Nancy Shepherd is interviewed about the “Our Palo Alto” community initiative. Palo Alto Online: Off Deadline 2/26/14


Associate Professor of Sociology Christopher Carrington comments on the “cultural rift” between longtime San Francisco residents and technology workers. The Southland Times 2/27/14Businessweek 2/25/14; San Francisco Chronicle 2/25/14


Assistant Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel discusses the campaign financing of Supervisors David Chiu and David Campos; both are candidates for state assembly. San Francisco Chronicle 2/25/14


Information Security Officer Mig Hofmann, who commutes from Corte Madera to SF State, comments on the proposed increase to the Golden Gate Bridge toll. San Francisco Chronicle 2/25/14


Columnist Jon Carroll writes about the outpouring of opinions over President Leslie Wong’s proposal that SF State change its mascot. San Francisco Chronicle 2/25/14


Environmental Studies student Cameron Bingley is interviewed about proposed legislation to ban the sale of plastic water bottles on city property. KCBS 2/25/14 (clip not available online)


Musician and actor Rogil “Ro” Birco developed his love for singing as a member of the SF State University Chorus. Inquirer.net 2/25/14


Luoluo Hong was appointed vice president for student affairs. Asian Week 2/25/14; Big Island Now 2/25/14; World Journal 2/25/14


SF State’s Edison Uno Institute of Nikkei and Uchinanchu Studies and department of Asian American Studies are co-sponsors of the Nichi Bei Foundation’s Author Series. Rafu Shimpo 2/25/14


Business Management student Ernest Morgan is interviewed for this article about former inmates with life sentences who received parole since Governor Jerry Brown took office. Contra Costa Times 2/26/14The Washington Post 2/25/14 Merced Sun-Star 2/25/14


Director Emeritus of the Physical Therapy Graduate Program Marsha Melnick will begin practicing at the Sequim Physical Therapy Center in March. Peninsula Daily News 2/24/14


Musicians Nick Waterhouse and Matthew Correia met while studying at SF State. Boston Globe 2/24/14


William Cochlan, senior research scientist for the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, will be chief scientist on an ocean acidification research cruise, a Cypress Lakes High School chemistry teacher will participate in data collection. Cypress Creek Mirror 2/24/14


Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell will present the lecture, “Happiness for Sale: How Money Can Buy Happiness (and Why it Typically Does Not),” at California State University, Bakersfield’s annual Quality of Life Activity Series. Bakersfield News 2/24/14


Associate Professor of Asian American Studies Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales was a keynote speaker at the annual summit of the Southern California Pilipino American Student Alliance. Inquirer.net 2/25/14


University Police Officers participated in a training session run by the San Francisco Police Department’s Honda Unit, which uses dirt bikes to patrol areas previously inaccessible to police vehicles. KTVU 2/24/14


Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell's research suggests compulsive shoppers believe purchases will improve their moods. Mail Tribune 2/23/14


Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman is a candidate for Oakland mayor. San Francisco Chronicle 2/23/14


Associate Professor and Director of Labor Studies John Logan comments on the campaign by anti-union activists preceding Tennessee autoworkers’ vote to join the United Auto Workers union. Reuters 2/22/14; The Economic Times 2/23/14; Daily Times 2/24/14


The Sequoia Healthcare District has spent more than $11 million on a nursing program at Cañada College in conjunction with SF State. San Mateo Daily Journal 2/22/14


Assistant Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management Sybil Yang comments on restaurant menus engineered to direct customers to higher prices items. FOX News 2/20/14ABC News 2/21/14


Catherine Stelling, who earned her teaching credential at SF State, was recognized as Bret Harte Union High School District’s Teacher of the Year. Calaveras Enterprise 2/21/14


Research by Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto found that athletes who earned gold or bronze metals displayed more sincere smiles than silver medalists. Slate 2/21/14


This letter to the editor references Professor Emeritus of Biology Dean Kenyon, who co-authored “Biochemical Predestination” in 1969. Walla Walla Union-Bulletin 2/21/14


Alumna Nicole Pini DeLauder is the new executive director of the Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce. Santa Cruz Sentinel 2/18/14San Lorenzo Valley Press-Banner 2/20/14


Research by Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell suggests living in a wealthy neighborhood can fuel feelings of materialism and compulsive spending. Express 2/20/14


Cuban music ensemble Orquesta Aragón will perform and host a master class at SF State. Broadway World 2/20/14


SF State hosted a live webinar and Q&A session with former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich. Providence Journal 2/20/14


A student no longer enrolled at SF State is the subject of an on-going investigation. The J Weekly 2/20/14The Algemeiner 2/20/14; KPIX 2/21/14


Alum Jose Antonio Vargas will be a keynote speaker at Elon University’s two-day conference on diversity issues. The Times-News 2/20/14


The AMCHA Initiative warned San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr and District Attorney George Gascon of a potential threat to Jewish students. KTVU 2/18/14; The Jewish Press 2/19/14


President Leslie Wong proposes that SF State change its mascot. San Francisco Chronicle 2/19/14; KTVU 2/20/14; KRXI 2/20/14 (clip not available online); KCBA 2/20/14 (clip not available online)


The AMCHA Initiative warned San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr about a student who is no longer enrolled at SF State. Jewish Journal 2/19/14


Alumna Allison Parham was appointed Saratoga Library's community librarian. San Jose Mercury News 2/19/14


Alum Aaron Eisenberg is the keyboardist and guitarist for The Soft White Sixties. The Bay Bridged 2/19/14


Alum Howard Clark is the Nolumbeka Project’s anthropologist/historian. The Recorder 2/19/14


San Francisco State University is mentioned as a popular transfer school for California community college graduates. KENH 2/18/14


Alum Tucky McKey is interviewed about his career as an artist and illustrator. Vallejo Times-Herald 2/18/14


SF State student and bicycle commuter Henry Pan is interviewed about the installation of bike lanes and speed bumps along Holloway Avenue. StreetsBlog: San Francisco 2/18/14


Professor of Political Science and International Relations Andrei P. Tsygankov is interviewed about political protests in Ukraine. KNTV 2/18/14 (clip not available online) 


Research by Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto found that athletes who earned gold or bronze metals displayed more sincere smiles on the awards podium. Salon 2/17/14; Squer 2/17/14


Alum Richard Lee Grahn is holding open auditions for his feature-length film, “Relationship Status.” Lake County News 2/17/14


Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell's research suggests compulsive shoppers believe purchases will improve their moods. News Observer 2/17/14


Alumna Maria Gitin is interviewed about the publication of her book, "This Bright Light of Ours: Stories from the Voting Rights Fight." Santa Cruz Sentinel 2/17/14


Physiology student Mary Benito participated in the Filipina Women’s Network’s  “One Billion Rising” flash mob at San Francisco City Hall. Global Nation Inquirer 2/16/14


Alum Sean Rey will portray Alessandro in the 2014 season of “Ramona” at Hemet’s Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre. The Press-Enterprise 2/16/14


Associate Professor and Chair of Urban Studies and Planning Jasper Rubin comments on the demand for housing in San Francisco. Tech Crunch 2/15/14


Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Chanan Tigay’s wife Molly Antopol authored the new short story collection, “The UnAmericans.” Times of Israel 2/15/14


Students and faculty face no increased health risk from contaminants found in the Science Building. San Francisco Chronicle 2/14/14; SF Appeal 2/13/14; KRON 2/13/14 (clip not available online); KGO 2/14/14 (clip not available online)


Professor of Sociology Allen LeBlanc says that same-sex married couples experience the same mental health benefits as heterosexual married couples. The Huffington Post 2/14/14


SF State’s Family Acceptance Project will screen its documentary “Families are Forever” at Time to THRIVE, a Human Rights Campaign conference. Youth Today 2/14/14


Alumna Kathi Hill was appointed to the Solano County Board of Education. Vallejo Times-Herald 2/14/14


Research by Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell suggests living in a wealthy neighborhood can fuel feelings of materialism and compulsive spending. Science 2/14/14; The Daily Mail 2/14/14


Nefi Perdomo, Gator men’s basketball guard, holds the SF State record for second-most points scored and assists made. KPIX 2/14/14


President Leslie Wong, former president of North Michigan University, is mentioned in this article about the search for NMU’s next president. Marquette Mining Journal 2/13/14


SF State students were among those evacuated while firefighters responded to a high-rise apartment fire in Park Merced. KGO 2/13/14; KTVU 2/13/14 (clip not available online); Contra Costa Times 2/13/14; KNTV 2/13/14 (clip not available online)


A Town Hall meeting was held to update students and staff about environmental testing following the Science Building closure. KTVU 2/13/14 (clip not available online); KRXI 2/13/14 (clip not available online); KCBA 2/13/14 (clip not available online)


Associate Professor and Director of Labor and Employment Studies John Logan discusses Tennessee autoworkers’ upcoming vote to join the United Auto Workers union. The Washington Post 2/13/14Albuquerque Journal 2/14/15The Week 2/14/14The Hill: Congress Blog 2/18/14


Graduate student Neil Corbin taught a movie-making workshop for teens at the Half Moon Bay Library. Half Moon Bay Review 2/13/14


Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto's research indicates that athletes’ first reaction after winning is likely an expression of dominance. Rutland Herald 2/12/14


Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto's research indicates that athletes’ first reaction after winning is likely an expression of dominance. Dallas Morning News 2/12/14Global News 2/14/14

 


Associate Professor Falu Bakrania discusses her book, "Bhangra and Asian Underground: South Asian Music and the Politics of Belonging in Britain." San Francisco Chronicle 2/12/14


Associate Professor and Director of Labor and Employment Studies John Logan wrote this op-ed about the National Labor Relations Board’s complaint against Wal-Mart. Forbes 2/12/14


In response to the governor’s drought declaration, SF State asked the campus community to reduce water consumption. The Post News Group Blog 2/12/14


Assistant Professor of Psychology Sarah Holley's research shows that older couples tend to handle conflict by changing the subject and focusing on positive experiences. KDKA-AM 2/11/14 (clip not available online)


Playwright and SF State alum Marcus Gardley debuted his new play, “The House That Will Not Stand” at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Berkeleyside 2/11/14


Alum Jared Hungerford is the new principal of Avery Middle School. Calaveras Enterprise 2/11/14


President Leslie Wong will participate in San Francisco’s Chinese New Year Parade. KTVU 2/11/14


Professor Joseph McBride comments on the death of actress and ambassador Shirley Temple Black. KGO 2/11/14


SF State's Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability's multimedia exhibit “Patient No More!” highlights a 1977 protest for disability rights. San Francisco Bay View 2/11/14


Associate Professor and Director of Labor and Employment Studies John Logan wrote this op-ed about paycheck protection laws proposed in Missouri and Pennsylvania. Truthout 2/11/14


SF State's eleventh annual Yehudi Menuhin Chamber Music Seminar and Festival will be held Feb. 15-16. San Francisco Classical Voice 2/11/14San Francisco Chronicle 2/12/14


Alumna Catherine Remak was elected to the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation Board of Directors. Santa Barbara Independent 2/11/14


Alumna Cara Black's new novel “Murder In Pigalle,” the latest in her series about a private investigator, is reviewed. Broadway World 2/11/14


Alumna Nancy Martin is a cast member in the “Vagina Monologues,” which the Pacifica Spindrift Players will premier on Valentine’s Day. San Jose Mercury News 2/11/14


Joseph Electronics hired SF State alum Jeff McNall as a sales engineer. Radio Magazine 2/11/14


Associate Professor and Director of Labor and Employment Studies John Logan discussed the National Labor Relations Board’s new rules for union elections. Media Matters Blog 2/11/14


Associate Professor and Director of Labor and Employment Studies John Logan wrote this op-ed about Tennessee autoworkers’ upcoming vote on whether to join the United Auto Workers union. Reuters: The Great Debate 2/11/14


The College of Extended Learning's Social Media Marketing certificate is listed in this article about the new media training available to students of marketing. Business 2 Community 2/10/14


Alum Brendan Welch discusses a 2008 incident in which he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bike on Sunset Ave. San Francisco Chronicle 2/10/14


Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto's research indicates that athletes’ first reaction after winning is likely an expression of dominance. National Geographic 2/10/14; The Boston Globe 2/11/14


Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell's research suggests compulsive shoppers believe purchases will improve their moods. Miami Herald 2/10/14


Alumna Kris Wallman has announced her candidacy for U.S. Representative of North Carolina’s 11th congressional district. In-Forum 2/10/14


Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman is a candidate for Oakland mayor. Contra Costa Times 2/9/14


Professor of Asian American Studies Grace Yoo commented on a Nielsen report that indicated Asian American household spending exceeds the average. Forbes 2/8/14


Professor of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung comments on the Bayview-Hunters Point YMCA’s joint celebration of Black History Month and Lunar New Year. SF Examiner 2/7/14


Alumna Sarah Band is an intern at STARworks glass. Asheboro Courier-Tribune 2/7/14


Alum MarkAnthony Chesner gave a presentation about Bulgarian regional wines at the Amari Orchid Resort in Pattaya. Pattaya Mail 2/7/14


A photo of San Francisco State University students accompanies this article about education consulting agencies in China employed by prospective international students. International Business Times 2/7/14


"Mythbusters" star and SF State alumna Kari Byron will appear at a preview of the Tampa Museum of Science and Industry’s new “Mythbusters” exhibit. WFTS 2/6/14; Tampa Bay Times 2/4/14


Professor of Management John Sullivan discusses how and why employers should assess the value of their employees. Bloomberg BNA 2/6/14


Associate Professor of Asian American Studies Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales will be a keynote speaker at the Southern California Pilipino American Student Alliance conference. Global Nation Inquirer 2/6/14


Alum Taylor Mac Boyer premiered his play, “HIR,” at San Francisco’s Magic Theatre. Stockton Record 2/6/14


Alum Dennis Aquilina, Thomas Hart Middle School’s band instructor, discusses the band’s upcoming trip to play the national anthem at a Chicago White Sox home game. Contra Costa Times 2/6/14


Alum W.S. Di Piero, poet and essayist, is profiled. SF Weekly: Exhibitionist 2/6/14


Professor of Earth & Climate Sciences John Monteverdi comments on California’s statewide drought and recent rains. CBS News 2/6/14


Professor of Jewish Studies Marc Dollinger comments on the Brandeis Hillel Day Schools’ decision to separate the San Francisco and Marin campuses into independent schools. The J Weekly 2/6/14


Alumna Alina Adams discusses her career as ABC Sports’ figure skating researcher and her new book, “The Figure Skating Mystery Series (5 books in 1).” The J Weekly 2/6/14


An excerpt from alum Michael Alenyikov's novel “Ivan and Misha” is reprinted for the “First Edition” column. The J Weekly 2/6/14


Associate Professor and Director of Labor and Employment Studies John Logan writes about the National Labor Relations Board’s new rules for union elections. The Hill: Congress Blog 2/6/14


Professor Emerita and former Department of Journalism Chair Betty Medsger is interviewed about her new book, “The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI.” CSPAN2: Book TV 2/6/14


Professor of Biology John Hafernik's research of parasitized honeybees has uncovered the first “ZomBees” in Vermont. KFOR 2/5/14; KPLC 2/5/14; WPTV 2/5/14; My High Plains 2/5/14; KFDX 2/5/14; AgriNews 2/4/14Tottenham News 2/3/14; Die Welt 2/4/14; Tech Times 2/3/14French Tribune 2/2/14Web.de 2/3/14WFMY 2/2/14Guardian Liberty Voice 2/1/14WRTV 2/1/14WPRO 2/1/14


Playwright and SF State alum Marcus Gardley will debut his new play, “The House That Will Not Stand” at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. San Jose Mercury News 2/5/14


Alum Jose Antonio Vargas delivered a speech at the Mountain View-Los Altos Community Scholars fundraiser. Los Altos Town Crier 2/5/14


Associate Professor and Director of Labor and Employment Studies John Logan discusses Pennsylvania’s proposed “paycheck protection” legislation in this opinion piece. The Patriot-News 2/5/14


Russian Language Lecturer Krista Hanson participated in a panel discussion at San Francisco’s Commonwealth Club, “From Russia Without Love: the 2014 Winter Olympics and Human Rights in Russia." Bay Area Reporter 2/5/14


Alum Dan Helix, retired U.S. Army major general and former mayor of Concord, is profiled. Contra Costa Times 2/5/14


Ju Hong, a student in the master's in public administration program, interrupted President Obama during a speech, asking him to end deportations of undocumented immigrants. The Huffington Post 2/5/14


San Francisco State University is mentioned as a common college of origin for Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising transfer students. San Francisco Chronicle 2/4/14


Jennifer Summit was appointed dean of undergraduate studies. San Francisco Chronicle 2/4/14


SF State artists-in-residence the Alexander String Quartet are mentioned for their collaboration with the San Francisco Choral Artists. Broadway World 2/4/14


Alum Bill Gray is retiring from his position as head coach of Terra Nova High School’s football team. San Jose Mercury News 2/4/14


San Francisco State University's proposed Mashouf Performing Arts Center is mentioned in this blog post about San Francisco’s incomplete architecture projects. San Francisco Chronicle: Urban Landscapes 2/4/14


Research by Professor of Psychology Avi Ben-Zeev indicates that racial stereotypes or prejudices may cause people to remember a successful black person as having lighter skin tone. Independent Online 2/3/14


Director of the Family Acceptance Project Caitlin Ryan will be a keynote speaker at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne’s first Queer Health on Campus Conference. Frost Illustrated 2/3/14


Alum Edward Gow was appointed to a position with Burnham Benefits Insurance Services’ San Rafael office. North Bay Business Journal 2/3/14


Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman is mentioned in this story about Oakland mayoral candidates’ fundraising. San Francisco Chronicle 2/3/14


Alum Ed Larson was appointed head football coach for Lehi High School. Daily Herald 2/3/14


Alum Bruce Fessier wrote this column about his 35-year career as an entertainment writer. The Desert Sun 2/3/14


The Science building will remain closed for the spring semester due to the presence of environmental hazards. Ocean Beach Bulletin 2/2/14


Gator men’s basketball player Trevor Diskin was named to the Department of Athletics’ Honor Roll. Napa Valley Register 2/2/14


Lecturer of American Indian Studies Philip Klasky writes about his experience at a Pow Wow organized for the Native American inmates of San Quentin Prison. News from Native California 2/1/14


San Francisco State University is mentioned among other universities that have divested their endowments from fossil fuels. San Diego Source 2/1/14; San Jose Mercury News 1/31/14


San Francisco State University is listed among universities that have divested their endowments from fossil fuels. San Luis Obispo Tribune 2/1/14


January

Alum Rayman Hussein, a Yemeni-American, had his passport confiscated at the U.S. embassy in Yemen and is unable to return to the U.S. KPIX 1/31/14; Oye! Times 1/29/14


SF State’s Family Acceptance Project is mentioned in this article about Utah’s Safe and Sound program, which encourages families to open their homes to LGBT youth who find themselves homeless or rejected by their own families. Standard-Examiner 1/31/14


Professor Emerita and former Department of Journalism Chair Betty Medsger authored the new book, “The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI.” Berkeley Daily Planet 1/31/14


Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman is mentioned in this story about Oakland mayoral candidates’ fundraising. Contra Costa Times 1/31/14


Alumna Tali Mackay was appointed U.S. leader for Hill & Knowlton Strategies. Fort Mill Times 1/31/14


Alum Greg Totten is interviewed about his career as Ventura County’s district attorney. Moorpark Acorn 1/31/14


Alum Mohammad Javad Zarif is serving as the foreign minister of Iran under President Hassan Rouhani. Iran Focus 1/31/14


Alum Danny Wilson writes about his memories of Candlestick Park. Chico News Review 1/30/14


Assistant Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell's research is mentioned; it shows that people are happier when they spend money on experiences instead of goods. Free Malaysia Today 1/29/14


Alum Peter Sinn Nachtrieb wrote the play, “The Totalitarians,” which will receive three productions through the National New Play Network’s Continued Life of New Plays Fund. Broadway World 1/29/14


SF State’s Science building, which was closed due to the presence of environmental hazards, is mentioned in this article about Chancellor Timothy White’s “State of the CSU” address. Los Angeles Times 1/29/14


Alum Gerald Haslam will host a lecture on John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath” at the Norman Levan Center for the Humanities at Bakersfield College. The Bakersfield Californian 1/29/14


Classes were relocated and the Science building will remain closed for the spring semester due to the presence of environmental hazards. SF Examiner 1/28/14KGO 1/27/14; KTVU 1/27/14; KNTV 1/27/14; SF Appeal 1/27/14; KQED 1/27/14 (clip not available online)


Associate Professor of Biology Jonathon Stillman explains why new studies of ocean acidification need to look at how marine plants and animals might evolve over time. Phys.org 1/28/14Alaska Native News 1/28/14; Red Orbit 1/28/14


Research by Professor of Psychology Avi Ben-Zeev indicates that racial stereotypes or prejudices may cause people to remember a successful black person as having lighter skin tone. Express 1/28/14


Associate Professor and Director of Labor and Employment Studies John Logan comments on San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed’s pension reform ballot initiative. Public CEO 1/28/14


Alumna Sister Gladys Guenther, president of the Sisters of the Holy Family in Fremont, is interviewed. Manteca Bulletin 1/28/14


Sociology Lecturer and Director of Project Rebound Jason Bell will participate in the Hayward Area Historical Society’s Black History Month panel discussion on civil rights in America. Hayward Daily Review 1/28/14


SF State student Tyler Machado will be awarded the Renewable Fuels Foundation’s National Ethanol Conference Scholarship. Ethanol Producer Magazine 1/28/14


Katherine Kim, biology professor in residence at SF State’s Health Equity Institute, discusses California healthcare clinics’ adoption of health information exchanges. Healthcare Informatics 1/28/14


Alum Anthony McCarley will be inducted into the Pacifica Sports Hall of Fame. San Jose Mercury News 1/28/14


Alum Jose Antonio Vargas' documentary “Documented” was screened at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. Mountain View Voice 1/28/14


Alum Russell Lee was appointed Transaction Tax Principal for Ryan, a tax services firm. The Sacramento Bee 1/28/14


Alumna Siobhan Farr is the mother of Pacifica’s first baby born in 2014. San Jose Mercury News 1/28/14


Professor of Biology John Hafernik's research of parasitized honeybees has uncovered the first “ZomBees” in Vermont. The Washington Post 1/28/14; The Philadelphia Inquirer 1/28/14; San Francisco Chronicle 1/28/14


San Francisco State University is mentioned among other universities that have divested their endowments from fossil fuels. The Nation 1/28/14


Research by Professor of Psychology Avi Ben-Zeev indicates that racial stereotypes or prejudices may cause people to remember a successful black person as having lighter skin tone. The Chicago Tribune 1/27/14; The Voice 1/25/14


Representatives from SF State's Metro Academy of Health participated in a panel discussion on “general education pathways programs” at the American Association of Colleges and Universities’ annual conference. Inside Higher Education 1/27/14


Multimedia Studies Lecturer Max Carlton co-founded HuddleHero.com, an online community for recreational sports teams. Computer World 1/27/14


Business student Jennifer Chung was crowned Miss Vietnam of Northern California 2014. Xaluan 1/27/14Viet Times 1/28/14


Alumna Kelly Corrigan is interviewed about the publication of her memoir, “Glitter and Glue.” Diablo Magazine 1/27/14


Associate Professor of Marketing Bruce Robertson discusses how the Super Bowl became the most important event of the year for advertisers. KGO-TV 1/27/13


Professor Emerita and former Department of Journalism Chair Betty Medsger authored the new book, “The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI.” The Berkeley Daily Planet 1/27/14


Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto's research indicates that athletes’ first reaction after winning is likely an expression of dominance. KVNU 1/26/14; ABC News 1/26/14


SF State student Horst Bauer participated in a weeklong leadership trip to Israel as a student delegate with Project Interchange, an institute of the American Jewish Committee. Manteca Bulletin 1/25/14


Alum Aldo Tesi, chief executive of Election Systems & Software, was selected for induction into the Omaha Business Hall of Fame. Omaha World-Herald 1/24/14


Alum Dennis Rosenberg is a fish and wildlife officer for Ventura County. The Camarillo Acorn 1/24/13


SF State's Black Student Union, which was the first of its kind when it was founded in 1966, is mentioned. Slate 1/24/14


Alumna Linda Shore was appointed Executive Director of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Space Ref 1/24/14


Alum Paul Bargetto will host a three-day theatre-arts workshop at Poland’s Theatre of the Eighth Day. e-Teatr 1/24/14


Alumna Judi Iranyi launched the website www.judiiranyi.com to showcase her photography work. Berkeley Daily Planet 1/24/14


San Francisco State research shows that more than 80 percent of individuals studied reported hand or neck pain while text messaging. The Telegraph 1/23/14The Daily Star 1/24/14


Alum Mohammad Javad Zarif is serving as the foreign minister of Iran under President Hassan Rouhani. Payvand 1/23/14


Alum Mohammad Javad Zarif, foreign minister of Iran, commissioned the memoir “Mr. Ambassador: A Conversation with Mohammad-Javad Zarif, Iran’s Former Ambassador to the United Nations.” The New Republic 1/23/14


Alum Ivo W. Buddeke II, Arizona land surveyor, is interviewed. The Bugle 1/23/14


Alum David Morgenstern discusses his experience as an early member of the Berkeley Macintosh Users Group. IDG News Service 1/24/14


Professor of Management John Sullivan discusses the use of new technology to help employers evaluate interviewees. New York Times Magazine 1/22/14


Alumna Dorsetta Hale was named Pacifica’s poet laureate. San Jose Mercury News 1/22/14


Alumna Anna Gwyn Simpson is a candidate for interim city manager of Martinez. Contra Costa Times 1/22/14


The Science building will remain closed for the spring semester due to the presence of environmental hazards. San Francisco Chronicle 1/22/14; KTVU 1/22/14; KGO 1/22/14; KRXI 1/22/14 (clips not available online); KCBA 1/22/14 (clip not available online); San Francisco Appeal 1/23/14; KPIX 1/23/14; KCBS 1/23/14 (clip not available online); KNTV 1/27/14 (clip not available online)

 


Associate Professor and Director of Labor and Employment Studies John Logan comments on San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed’s pension reform ballot initiative. The Huffington Post 1/22/14


SF State senior Colin Dwyer will participate in the 2013-14 Body Glove Mavericks Invitational surf competition. Pacifica Patch 1/22/14; San Jose Mercury News 1/23/14; San Francisco Chronicle 1/24/14


Alumna Bay Ewald co-founded “comewecreate” an in-home catering service. Daily Pilot 1/22/14


Alumna Amy Brosnahan began her judgeship with Minnesota’s 10th Judicial District in Isanti County. Isanti County News 1/22/14


Music & Dance Lecturer Paul Ellison performed at the Church of the Advent of Christ the King in celebration of the Royal College of Organists’ 150th anniversary. San Francisco Classical Voice 1/21/14


Alum Rayman Hussein, a Yemeni-American, had his passport confiscated at the U.S. embassy in Yemen and is unable to return to the U.S. Al Jazeera 1/21/14


Alumni Sirena Irwin and Bill Mendieta will star as Lucy and Ricky in the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s production of “I Love Lucy Live On Stage.” Examiner.com 1/21/14


Sculptures by alumna Elisabeth Higgins O'Connor will be on display at the Sanchez Art Center exhibition "Cautionary Tales Reconsidered.” San Jose Mercury News 1/21/14


Assistant Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell's research indicates that people are more likely to complete healthy activities or exercise when they invite a friend. Timlo 1/20/14


Alum Ronald Flores established the snack company Nazqiz, which specializes in cancha, air-popped Andean corn kernels with Peruvian spices. The Courier Journal 1/20/14KUSA 1/21/14


Alumna Susanna Solomon authored a new book of short stories, “Point Reyes Sheriff’s Calls.” Marin Independent Journal 1/20/14


SF Sketchfest co-founders, Janet Varney, David Owen and Cole Stratton, are SF State alumni. Laughspin 1/20/14Paste 1/22/14


Robert Gabriner, director of the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program, worked in Mississippi in 1964 collecting documents and audio recordings to help create the Wisconsin Historical Society’s “Freedom Summer Project.” Wisconsin State Journal 1/19/14


Professor of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Marty Gonzalez interviews KRON4 Sports Director Gary Radnich. KRON 4 1/19/14 (clip not available online)


Professor Emerita and former Department of Journalism Chair Betty Medsger authored the new book, “The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI.” The Tribune-Democrat 1/19/14


Alum Ali el-Gasseir is the co-artistic director of the Washington Ensemble Theatre. Broadway World 1/18/14


Associate Professor and Director of Labor and Employment Studies John Logan discussed the importance of union elections, which help establish member representation. Fortune 1/17/14


Assistant Professor of Biology Anne Todgham is interviewed about her research, which is an examination of how well developing marine life tolerate changes in temperature or CO2 levels. The Antarctic Sun 1/17/14


Professor Emerita and former Department of Journalism Chair Betty Medsger authored the new book, “The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI.” City Watch LA 1/17/14


Playwright and alum Marcus Gardley is interviewed about his latest work, “Black Odyssey,” which will premier at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts this month. The Denver Post 1/17/14


Graduate student Peter Christian developed an unmanned aerial vehicle that can be used for surveying land. San Francisco Chronicle: The Peninsula Blog 1/17/14


Liberia's Monrovia Consolidated School System was established in 1968 with sponsorship from San Francisco State College, later named San Francisco State University. The New Liberia 1/16/14; All Africa 1/16/14


Liberia's Monrovia Consolidated School System was established in 1968 with sponsorship from San Francisco State College, later named San Francisco State University. The New Liberia 1/16/14; All Africa 1/16/14


Alum John Patitucci will perform at the Panama Jazz Festival. Entorno Inteligente 1/16/14


Alum Hagop L. Barsoumian’s book, “The Armenian Amira Class of Istanbul,” was translated into Turkish for the first time. The Armenian Weekly 1/16/14


Professor of Jewish Studies Marc Dollinger participated in a panel discussion at the Jewish Community Relations Council’s annual convention to discuss academic boycotts of Israel. The J Weekly 1/16/14


Alumna MJ Lee, who recently completed her master’s degree in interior design, created a survey to better understand the attitudes of older adults considering home modifications. The Huffington Post 1/16/14


Professor of Health Education Erik Peper’s research about the link between poor posture and depression is mentioned in this article about chronic back pain. The Beacon 1/15/14


Potential environmental hazards were found in SF State’s Science Building; the building is temporarily closed for further testing and treatment. San Francisco Chronicle 1/14/14; KTVU 1/14/14 (clip not available online); KRXI 1/14/14 (clip not available online); KCBA 1/14/14 (clip not available online)


Professor Emerita and former Department of Journalism Chair Betty Medsger is interviewed about her new book, “The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI.” WHYY 1/14/14; WAMU 1/14/14


Alumna Judi Iranyi launched the website www.judiiranyi.com to showcase her photography work. Fog City Journal 1/16/14; Salem News 1/14/14


Alumna Shahrzad Khorsandi will perform as part of the San Francisco ODC Theater’s annual “Dance and Diaspora” program. Broadway World 1/14/14


Alumna Margaret Avery starred in the 1985 movie “The Color Purple,” Avery will attend a Castro Theatre celebration of the film on Valentine’s Day. San Francisco Chronicle 1/13/14; Bay Area Reporter 1/9/14


Alum George Miller, U.S. Representative for California's 11th congressional district, will retire this year after 40 years in the House of Representatives. San Jose Mercury News 1/13/14The Fresno Bee 1/13/14; The Sacramento Bee 1/13/14; Alameda Patch 1/13/14; The Kansas City Star 1/13/14; Walnut Creek Patch 1/13/14; Contra Costa Times 1/13/14The Chronicle of Higher Education 1/14/14


Alum David Wells wrote the Edgerton Award-Winning play, “County Line,” which will be performed at the Performance Network Theatre in Ann Arbor, Mich. Heritage Newspapers 1/13/14


This article about the legacy of writer Amiri Baraka mentions SF State's Black Students Union, which was the first of its kind when it was founded in 1966. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 1/13/14


Alumna Janet Delaney will exhibit photographs at the SF Camerawork gallery exhibition, “75 Years: City College of San Francisco Photography Department.” San Francisco Chronicle 1/13/14


An SF State student is interviewed at the NFL game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Carolina Panthers. KOFY 1/12/14 (clip not available online)


Alum Kevin Anderson, athletic director for the University of Maryland College Park, is interviewed. The Huffington Post 1/11/14


Alumna Casey Tran is interviewed at the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library’s dollar-per-book sale. San Francisco Chronicle 1/11/14


Assistant Professor of Biology Scott Roy sequenced the genome of the elephant shark, shedding light on the evolution of other jawed vertebrates. Blitz Quotidiano 1/15/14; Ansa 1/13/14; Sci-News 1/9/14Top News 1/9/14; French Tribune 1/9/14; Science Codex 1/8/14; University Herald 1/8/14; Science Recorder 1/8/14; E! Science News 1/8/14


Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto's research indicates that athletes’ first reaction after winning is likely an expression of dominance. TIME 1/10/14; The Philadelphia Inquirer 1/10/14; Science Codex 1/10/14


Alum Dennis Rosenberg is a fish and wildlife officer for Ventura County. Moorpark Acorn 1/10/14


Linguistics Lecturer Jenny Lederer comments on the popularizing of the term “trans*” as an identifier for LGBT individuals. Slate 1/10/14


Alum Jim Wunderman, CEO of the Bay Area Council, is interviewed. San Jose Mercury News 1/10/14


Paintings by alumna Livia C. Stein are currently on display as part of the "Cautionary Tales Reconsidered” exhibition at the Sanchez Art Center’s Main Gallery in Pacifica, Calif. San Jose Mercury News 1/10/14


SF State’s Confucius Institute will host the 10th annual Chinese Language Bridge Cup Contests for K-12 students Feb. 15-16. China Daily 1/9/14


Professor of Asian American Studies Grace Yoo comments on a Nielsen report that indicated Asian American household spending exceeds the average. New American Media 1/9/14


Alum Derrell Connor is running unopposed for a seat on the Verona Area School District Board. Capital Times 1/9/14


Alum Dennis Rosenberg is a fish and wildlife officer for Ventura County. Thousand Oaks Acorn 1/9/14


Alum Vince Bordi trains in the backyard boxing gym of Felipe Martinez in Lathrop, Calif. The Stockton Record 1/9/14


Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Stephen Kane has discovered a new planet within the Pisces constellation. Nature World News 1/9/14; Science Daily 1/9/14; Phys.org 1/9/14


Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman is a candidate for Oakland mayor. San Francisco Chronicle 1/11/14; KPIX 1/9/14 (clip not available online)


Governor Jerry Brown appointed alum Donn Harris to the California Arts Council. Sierra Sun Times 1/10/14San Jose Mercury News 1/9/14


Alum Ali el-Gasseir directed a Washington Ensemble Theatre production of “ED, DOWNLOADED” by playwright Michael Mitnick. Broadway World 1/9/14


SF State’s College of Ethnic Studies is mentioned in this article about a new book detailing the history of black studies in America. Philadelphia Weekly 1/8/14


Alum Fred Jandt, dean of California State University, San Bernardino Palm Dessert Campus, has announced his retirement. Palm Dessert Patch 1/8/14


Professor of Management John Sullivan comments on Amazon.com, Inc.’s methods of reviewing job applicants. The Wall Street Journal 1/7/14


Professor Emerita and former Department of Journalism Chair Betty Medsger authored the new book, “The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI.” San Francisco Bay Guardian 1/7/14


President Leslie Wong issued a statement that, “The University is a place where dialogue, debate and the marketplace of ideas are cherished. We must also maintain a safe environment.” San Diego Daily Transcript 1/7/14


The San Francisco Public Defender's office is seeking a gag order against the District Attorney’s office for making inflammatory statements about the suspect awaiting trial for the fatal shooting of sophomore Justin Valdez. San Francisco Chronicle 1/7/14


Alum Mark Bode will display original artwork at the exhibition, “The Masked Lizard Rides Again” in Houston, Tex. The International News Magazine 1/7/14


Alum Mitchell Heinrich discusses his work at Google X, a branch that has contributed Google’s self-driving car and Google Glass. Core 77: Exclusive 1/6/14


Professor and Chair of the Cinema Department Daniel Bernardi founded the Veteran Documentary Film Corps, an online library of short films about veterans. American Foreign Press Service 1/6/14


Criminal Justice Lecturer Michael Santos discusses the importance of education and employment opportunities for the formerly incarcerated. KALW 1/6/14


Professor of Earth & Climate Sciences John Monteverdi compares this year’s dry winter weather to 1977 weather patterns. KTVU 1/6/14 (clip not available online); KRXI 1/6/14 (clip not available online); KCBA 1/6/14 (clip not available online)


Alumna Irina Chernikova was promoted to research manager at Polaris Pacific, a real estate firm. The International 1/6/14


Associate Professor of Labor and Employment Studies John Logan comments on negotiations between The Boeing Company and their largest labor union. Los Angeles Times 1/6/14


Professor of Biology Edward Carpenter first reported in 1972 that harmful chemicals and bacteria bind to plastic waste in the ocean. The Star 1/13/14Gulf Times 1/5/14; Ocean Beach Bulletin 1/5/14; The Seattle Times 1/3/14; The Salina Journal 1/2/14


Criminal Justice Lecturer Michael Santos discusses the need for education and employment opportunities for the formerly incarcerated. KLIV 1/5/14 (clip not available online)


Alumna Nazy Galoyan, dean of enrollment services at Foothill College, discusses California’s Extended Opportunity Program and Services. Palo Alto Online 1/5/14


Research by Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies Robert Keith Collins indicates that using video captions improves student comprehension. Yotta Fire 1/4/14


Oakland journalist JR Valrey lists the members of the San Francisco State University Pan Afrikan Student Union among his most influential teachers. San Francisco Bay View 1/4/14


SF State’s degree programs are mentioned in this article about the “Top 10 Smartest Cities in America.” KY Forward 1/3/14


Joshua McDonald was a member of the wrestling team as an SF State student, now he stays in shape and pays homage to his alma mater with a purple and gold bicycle. PezCycling News 1/3/14


Professor Emeritus of Political Science Richard DeLeon comments on the decline of the anti-high-rise political movement in this article about San Francisco’s increasing population. SF Examiner 1/3/14


President Leslie Wong's statement that, “there is no place at SF State for celebrating violence or promoting intolerance,” is mentioned in this article about CSU Chancellor Timothy White’s denouncement of the American Studies Association’s boycott of Israeli universities. The Algemeiner 1/3/14


Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman is a candidate for Oakland mayor. Contra Costa Times 1/3/14


Master’s student of political science Adam Rogers hosted his 15th annual New Years Musical in Vallejo, Calif. The Reporter 1/3/14


Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman is a candidate for Oakland mayor. San Francisco Chronicle 1/2/14


SF State’s Hospitality and Tourism Management program is mentioned in this article about the San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce’s upcoming meeting with the SF Travel and Hotel Boards. San Francisco Bay View 1/2/14


Alumni Will Hand, Shay Wisniewski and Kenny Toll founded the theater company Do It Live! Productions when they met as students at SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 1/1/14


Multimedia artist and SF State alumna Kristin Farr will exhibit her work at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, Calif. through Feb. 23. Diablo Magazine 1/1/14


Alumna Carolynne Gamble will display her artwork in an exhibition, “Sparkles and Sprinkles, Mandala Prayers for the Planet,” at the Jessel Gallery in Napa, Calif. Napa Valley Register 1/1/14


 

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