SF State in the News 2017

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


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February

Associate Dean of Ethnic Studies Amy Sueyoshi is one of 10 finalists for the 2017 San Francisco Pride community grand marshal. The Bay Area Reporter 2/23/17; San Francisco Bay Times 2/23/17

Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy Stephen Kane comments after several Earth-sized planets that could sustain life were discovered orbiting a nearby star. BBC News 2/23/17 (clip not available online)

An SF State student suffered minor injuries after being hit by a car near campus. KGO 2/22/17 (clip not available online)

Film editor and SF State alumnus Spencer Averick co-produced “13th,” which is up for a Best Documentary Oscar. The Press Democrat 2/23/17

SF State alumnus Byron Kelly will head Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in Chattanooga. Times Free Press 2/23/17

Musician and SF State alumnus Ryan McCaffrey is interviewed about his band Go By Ocean. Pacific Sun 2/22/17

A Livermore couple donated funds to the Pedrozzi Foundation to establish a music scholarship named after SF State alumnus Charles Amirkhanian. The Independent 2/23/17

SF State’s Black Student Union held an event in the 1960s that was mentioned in an article about the Black Panther Party’s 50th anniversary in Seattle. The Seattle Medium 2/23/17

 

 


Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy Stephen Kane comments after several Earth-sized planets that could sustain life were discovered orbiting a nearby star. New Scientist 2/22/17

SF State student Katie Berry is battling a rare disease, and a surfing fundraiser has been set up to benefit her care. Press-Telegram 2/20/17

A theatrical production at SF State is mentioned in an article on the Trump administration’s impact on arts programs. The Huffington Post 2/22/17

SF State alumnus Tenzin Tsedup writes about challenges and opportunities facing the Tibetan community in North America in an op-ed. Tibet Sun 2/22/17

Medium and former SF State student James Van Praagh is profiled in an article about his upcoming event in New Jersey. New Jersey Herald 2/22/17


Research by Professor of Sociology Gilbert Herdt is mentioned in an article about the link between the decline in youth suicide attempts and same-sex marriage laws. PBS NewsHour 2/20/17

Jim Jucoy, a photographer who documented San Francisco’s punk scene in the 1970s and 1980s and once exhibited his work at SF State, is publishing a new book. Dazed 2/20/17


SF State student Katie Berry is battling a rare disease, and a surfing fundraiser has been set up to benefit her care. Daily Breeze 2/19/17

The SF State men’s basketball team won their 22nd game of the season. KPIX 2/19/17 (clip not available online)

SF State student Aracely Gomez is mentoring high school students in Richmond to help create a college-going culture. East Bay Times 2/17/17

SF State student Alena Naiden wrote an article on the arrival of a Peet’s Coffee in Bayview-Hunters Point, signaling a change in the neighborhood. San Francisco Chronicle 2/17/17

Iranian foreign minister and SF State alumnus Mohammad Javad Zarif is mentioned in an article about a former American bureaucrat bringing U.S.-style democracy to Somalia as the nation’s leader. Politico 2/19/17

Former SF State student Amanda Tugwell started leading trips to Candlestick Park and is now giving behind-the-scenes tours of Oracle Arena and the Oakland Coliseum. East Bay Times 2/18/17; San Jose Mercury News 2/18/17

Vallejo High School’s 1963 baseball team, which included former SF State student athletes, will be inducted into the Vallejo Sports Hall of Fame. Times Herald 2/18/17

SF State alumnus Nathan “Nick” Chavin is a secret witness in the Robert Durst murder trial in Los Angeles. Hartford Courant 2/16/17

SF State was mentioned in a story about how the National Cancer Institute is funding cancer research. WBAL 2/19/17 (clip not available online)

Former SF State President S.I. Hayakawa is mentioned in an op-ed that expresses support for unilingualism in Canada. Toronto Sun 2/18/17


Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman talks about President Donald Trump’s first press conference. KCBS 2/16/17 (clip not available online)

SF State Professor of Biology Ed Carpenter comments on how wildlife adapts to San Francisco’s changing landscape. Potrero View 2/16/17

Former San Francisco Supervisor and Asian American Studies Lecturer Eric Mar is part of a group leading the city’s municipal broadband initiative. SF Gate 2/16/17; Houston Chronicle 2/16/17; Times Union 2/16/17

SF State students participated in the All-Armenian Student Association retreat in Wrightwood, California. Asbarez 2/16/17

Author and SF State alumnus Delphine Hirasuna is the keynote speaker at the Stockton Japanese American Citizens League Day of Remembrance to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Japanese internment during World War II. RecordNet 2/16/17

SF State alumnus Nathan “Nick” Chavin is a secret witness in the Robert Durst murder trial in Los Angeles. San Diego Union-Tribune 2/17/17; HeraldNet 2/16/17; Chicago Tribune 2/16/17; Manawatu Standard 2/16/17

SF State is mentioned in an article about the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. Front Page Mag 2/17/17

DIALOG, a Canadian architecture firm, received the Award of Merit in the Architect at Zero competition, which asked entrants to plan and design student housing at SF State. Canadian Architect 2/17/17

SF State was awarded funding by the Department of Veterans Affairs for research at VA cemeteries that will be used to produce educational materials for schools and the public. News 4 Jax 2/16/17


Professor Emeritus Nancy Rabolt discusses free speech on college campuses in an op-ed. Half Moon Bay Review 2/15/17

Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell comments on the ephemeral nature of happiness in an article about Valentine’s Day. Family Share 2/14/17

SF State student Katie Berry is battling a rare disease, and a surfing fundraiser has been set up to benefit her care. Orange County Register 2/15/17

SF State alumnus Nathan “Nick” Chavin was named as a secret witness in the Robert Durst murder trial in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Times 2/15/17

SF State alumnus Stephanie Ernst Scott owns Gus’ Discount Tackle, the San Francisco store her father opened 60 years ago. Hoodline  2/15/17

An SF State study shows how slouching can affect energy levels in students. KTRK 2/15/17 (clip not available online)


Assistant Professor of English Language and Literature Jenny Lederer comments on the power of talking about President Donald Trump without saying his name. The Atlantic 2/14/17

Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell comments on the ephemeral nature of happiness in an article about Valentine’s Day. Aberdeen News 2/14/17

SF State student Alyssa Vasquez will compete in the Miss Napa County and Miss Bay Area/North Bay competitions. Napa Valley Register 2/14/17

A former SF State graduate student recounts the story of how he met his partner at SF State as part of a Valentine’s Day story. KQED 2/14/17 (clip not available online)
 
An SF State freshman and her boyfriend, who is enlisted in the Navy, were one of 86 Valentine’s Day weddings at San Francisco City Hall. KCBS 2/14/17 (clip not available online)
 
The SF State men’s basketball team is ranked No. 17 in the nation in the latest NCAA Division II rankings and has won 21 games in a season for the first time since the Reagan administration. KPIX 2/14/17; KCBS 2/15/17 (clips not available online)

A cigarette filter-recycling program at SF State is mentioned in an article about how legislators navigate the delicate balance between beach protection and access. San Francisco Examiner 2/15/17
 


Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies Rabab Abdulhadi discusses freedom of speech on college campuses. Jezebel 2/13/17

SF State student Esteban Fernandez competed on “Jeopardy!,” along with other college students. WWLP 2/13/17; KGO 2/13/17 (clip not available online)

An SF State study on gift-giving was referenced in a story about Valentine’s Day. Daily American 2/14/17 (clip not available online)

An SF State study on family acceptance of LGBTQ children is mentioned in an op-ed about banning conversion therapy in New Mexico. Daily Post 2/13/17


Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel comments on the use of violence in protests. San Francisco Examiner 2/12/17

Professor of Cinema Celine Shimizu comments on feminism and pornography in an article about the future of sex for Irish women. The Irish Times 2/11/17

Associate Professor of American Indian Studies John-Carlos Parea comments on the “New Age” music genre. Huffington Post 2/10/17

SF State faculty expressed their support for the installation of a memorial that recognizes the suffering of Korean “comfort women” — women forced into sex slavery by Japanese soldiers during World War II. NBC News 2/10/17 

SF State student Esteban Fernandez will compete on “Jeopardy!,” along with 14 other college students. News Eagle 2/10/17

Former SF State students Ashonti Ford and Melanie Eke will star in a new Oxygen network reality show, “The Battle of the Ex-Besties.” Fresno Bee 2/13/17 

Composer and SF State alumnus Lou Harrison is the subject of a newly published book. San Francisco Classical Voice 2/11/17

Former SF State student Aiko Nishi was the victim of discrimination during World War II, and her family was sent to an internment camp in Arizona. Al Jazeera 2/10/17

Former SF State student Maria Mora comments on being an undocumented student who was granted temporary legal status under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. San Francisco Chronicle 2/10/17 

SF State is one of six colleges that high school juniors will visit on a college tour planned by the California Scholarship Federation. KEYT 2/13/17

 


Professor of English Michael Krasny discusses how Jewish humor can help Democrats get through the Trump presidency. Forward 2/10/17

Professor of Biology John Hafernik’s research on honeybees that have become parasitized led to the launch of a K-12 program that educates students in becoming ZomBee hunters. Discover Magazine 2/9/17
 
SF State student Esteban Fernandez will compete on “Jeopardy!,” along with 14 other college students. The Morning Call 2/9/17
 
Artist and former SF State student Maria Elena Gonzalez opened a multimedia show exploring the language of trees in New York. ArtNet 2/10/17

Corte Madera Town Treasurer and former SF State student George Warman announced his retirement. Marin Independent Journal 2/19/1

Iranian Foreign Minister and SF State alumnus Mohammad Javad Zarif is mentioned in an article about President Trump’s travel ban. Washington Examiner 2/9/17
 
The 2014 documentary “Agents of Change,” depicting events at SF State during the 1968 student strike, is being screened in Muskegon, Michigan. M Live 2/10/17
 
Old footage of the California Seals NHL team that had been donated to SF State was used in a newly released documentary about the team. Los Angeles Times 2/9/17
 
The Malcom X mural at SF State is mentioned in an article about the relationship between Jews and African Americans in the music industry. Observer 2/9/17


Professor of Geography Jason Henderson comments on how racism and segregation shaped transit systems in Atlanta in a story about Dallas transit issues. D Magazine 2/9/17

Professor of Jewish Studies Marc Dollinger will speak at a forum on religious heretics at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto. J Weekly 2/6/17

SF State student Michela Gregory, who was killed in the Oakland warehouse fire, was mentioned in a story about the continuing investigation of the tragedy. MSN 2/7/17

SF State research on how the cost of travel, parking and overnight accommodations has prevented some Californians from going to the beach has sparked new legislation. OB Rag 2/8/17


Professor Emeritus Sarah Soh’s book “The Comfort Women” is mentioned in an article about the sexual exploitation of Korean women by the Japanese during World War II. The Diplomat 2/8/17

Finance lecturer and incumbent member of the San Francisco Retirement Board Herb Meiberger was defeated in a recent election. San Francisco Chronicle 2/7/17

SF State student Esteban Fernandez will compete on “Jeopardy!,” along with 14 other college students. KGO 2/7/17; KGO Radio 2/7/17 (clips not available online)

SF State student and Republican Student Union President John Byerly discussed the first few weeks of the Trump administration. KGO Radio 2/7/17 (clip not available online)

The film “When Rabbit Left the Moon” by SF State alumnus Emiko Omori will be screened at Occidental College. The Rafu Shimpo 2/7/17

SF State alumnus Stephanie Gray will show her Asian-themed art at Gallerie Renee Marie in Benicia. Benicia Herald 2/7/17

Former SF State student Michaela Shoberg will choreograph performances in “Dances with Heart,” a Valentine’s Day celebration. Oregon Coast Today 2/7/17

An SF State study on how posture influences a person’s mood is mentioned in a story about preventing depression. The Marshalltown 2/8/17

The strike at SF State in the 1960s that led to the creation of the first black studies program in the U.S. is mentioned in an article about Black History Month. Jacksonville Free Press 2/7/17


SF State Assistant Professor of Cinema Cheryl Dunye and Professor of Cinema Celine Shimizu comment on the diversity of this year’s Oscar nominees. Post News Group 2/6/17

An SF State professor who lives in Davis commented on a hate crime in the city that was targeted at the Muslim community. Davis Vanguard 2/7/17

SF State student Esteban Fernandez will compete on “Jeopardy!,” along with 14 other college students. WDJT 2/7/17SF Gate 2/6/17; Coronado Times 2/6/17; 11 Alive 2/6/17; KNSD 2/6/17 (clip not available online)

Former SF State student and senior media producer at the Gene Autry Museum Laura Purdy discusses the “California Continued” exhibit. Hollywood Soapbox 2/6/17

Iranian diplomat and SF State alumnus Mohammad Javad Zarif is an example of Iranian leaders using social media to transform their image in the West. CNBC 2/7/17 (clip not available online)

SF State alumnus Cathy Sandeen is a finalist to be the next chancellor of Minnesota state colleges and universities. Echo Press 2/6/17; Duluth News Tribune 2/6/17

The creation of the first Black Studies program in the United States at SF State is mentioned in a story about the growth of ethnic studies programs. WESA 2/6/17 (clip not available online)

An SF State strike in 1968 is mentioned in a story about the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. San Francisco Chronicle 2/5/17


“The Watermelon Woman,” a feature film by Assistant Professor of Cinema Cheryl Dunye, has turned 20. New Now Next 2/3/17

Professor Emeritus Mark Phillips praises the documentary “The Bad Kids” as a must-see film. Marin Independent Journal 2/5/17

Professor of Management John Sullivan comments on the effect President Trump’s travel ban is having on Silicon Valley jobs. Wired 2/3/17

Former SF State student P.L. Maillard was appointed as the new assistant medical group administrator for the Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center. North Bay Business Journal 2/6/17

SF State alumnus Cathy Sandeen is a finalist to be the next chancellor of Minnesota state colleges and universities. Twin Cities Pioneer Press 2/6/17

SF State alumnus George Marcus donated $1 million to Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. The National Herald  2/5/17

Actor and SF State alumnus Annette Bening discusses the Trump presidency, Brexit and Hollywood in an interview. The Herald 2/4/17

The political career of former San Francisco mayor and SF State alumnus Willie Brown was the subject of a profile. KNTV 2/4/17 (clip not available online)

SF State’s new transit pass for students, the Gator Pass, is mentioned in a story about the city’s next transit-centric supervisor. San Francisco Examiner 2/5/17

An SF State study on how posture influences a person’s mood is mentioned in a story about preventing depression. Tech Times 2/5/17; Natural News 2/3/17

SF State men’s basketball head coach Paul Trevor had his 100th win with the program after the Gators beat Chico State 65-51. San Francisco Examiner 2/4/17

Former SF State president S.I. Hayakawa was mentioned during a discussion of social unrest and freedom of speech on college campuses. The American Spectator 2/3/17

A confrontation between two SF State students over dreadlocks is mentioned in a story about student protests. Investor’s Business Daily 2/3/17

SF State research on how the cost of travel, parking and overnight accommodations has prevented some Californians from going to the beach has sparked new legislation. East County Today 2/3/17


Professor of History Charles Postel commented on protests at UC Berkeley over the appearance of a Breitbart News editor. Sacramento Bee 2/2/17

SF State alumnus Dave Donery will take over as town manager of San Anselmo March 1. Marin Independent Journal 2/2/17

SF State alumnus Terry Jones commented on San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s proposal to redevelop some low-income neighborhoods. San Francisco News 2/2/17

Former SF State President S.I. Hayakawa was mentioned during a discussion of social unrest on Bay Area college campuses. The American Spectator 2/3/17; World Net Daily 2/2/17; KOH 2/2/17; WBEN 2/2/17; Talk 570 2/2/17; WHAM 2/2/17; WGMD 2/2/17; WWZN 2/2/17 (clips not available online)


Marketing Lecturer Neil Cohen talks about Super Bowl advertising. KNX-AM 2/1/17 (clip not available online)

SF State alumna Mariya Taher wrote a column describing how she’s been personally affected by President Trump’s immigration ban. Brown Girl Magazine 1/31/17

SF State alumnus Lloyd Lee Mason is seeking a seat on the East Bay Regional Park board. Martinez News-Gazette 1/29/17

A Canadian artist who was born in Iran might not be able to attend his own art opening at SF State’s Fine Arts Gallery. San Francisco Chronicle 1/31/17

Former SF State president S.I. Hayakawa was mentioned during a discussion of social unrest on Bay Area college campuses. KTVU 2/1/17 (clip not available online)

SF State student protests during the 1960s that sought courses in black studies are mentioned in a story about Carter G. Woodson and Black History Month. Pasadena Journal 2/1/17

SF State received 10,000 negatives from the Bay Area’s first black professional photographer, who chronicled community life for decades. East Bay Times 2/2/17

SF State research on how the cost of travel, parking and overnight accommodations has prevented some Californians from going to the beach has sparked new legislation. Los Angeles Times 2/1/17


Communication Studies Professor Joe Tuman talks about President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. KCBS 1/31/17 (clip not available online)
 
Marketing lecturer Hamid Kargaran talks about how his wife, a green card holder traveling back from Iran, has been affected by President Trump’s immigration ban. KCBA 1/31/17 (clip not available online)

Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies Rabab Abdulhadi discusses Islamophobia in the wake of President Trump’s immigration ban. KPFA 1/30/17

SF State graduate student Charlotte Hummer commented on student loan debt. WFOX 1/31/17 (clip not available online)

Artwork by SF State graduate student alumnus David Mayfield is being displayed in the Milwaukie City Hall. Portland Tribune 2/1/17

Legendary musician and SF State alumnus Johnny Mathis is still going strong as a performer and will perform this month at the Santa Ynez Casino. The Tribune 1/31/17

SF State President Les Wong signed a CSU statement on President Trump’s executive order on immigration. Cedar St. Times 1/31/17

A Canadian artist who was born in Iran might not be able to attend his own art opening at SF State’s Fine Arts Gallery. SF Gate 1/31/17

An SF State study on posture and its effect on mood is referenced in a story on the mental health benefits of good posture. Medical Daily 1/31/17

SF State researchers have found that the costs of travel, parking and overnight accommodations discourage many Californians from going to the beach as often as they would like, especially low-wage earners who live inland. Knowridge Science Report 1/29/17


January

Professor of Management John Sullivan comments on a company using a Super Bowl ad as a recruiting tool. Morningstar 1/31/17

Marketing lecturer Hamid Kargaran talks about how his wife, a green card holder traveling back from Iran, has been affected by President Trump’s immigration ban. KTVU 1/30/17

Professor of Management Sally Baack comments on a boycott of products linked to the Trump brand. KCBS 1/30/17 (clip not available online)

Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy Stephen Kane has published a paper studying exoplanet system Wolf 1061. Blasting News 1/30/17; Stock News USA 1/30/17; VICE 1/29/17; Futurism 1/28/17

Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman discusses the tech industry’s backlash against Trump’s executive order on immigration. CNET 1/28/17

Professor of Political Science Robert Smith comments on the role of Gov. Jerry Brown as the defender of liberal values in Washington, D.C. Christian Science Monitor 1/28/17

Associate Professor of International Relations Juanita Darling comments on the growing popularity of community radio among young Salvadorans. TRT World 1/26/17

Professor of Management Mitchell Marks discusses the fear he felt in coming forward about his   support for Donald Trump. Wall Street Journal 1/19/17 (clip not available online)

SF State student Ruqaiya Modan participated in a protest at the San Francisco International Airport against President Trump’s immigration ban. PopSugar 1/30/17

SF State students held a meeting to address Islamophobia in the wake of President Trump’s immigration ban. KPIX 1/30/17; NBC Bay Area 1/30/17; KXJZ 1/30/17; KCBS 1/30/17; KOVER 1/30/17 (clips not available online)

Legendary musician and SF State alumnus Johnny Mathis is still going strong as a performer. Santa Ynez Valley News 1/30/17

Journalist, filmmaker, human rights advocate and SF State alumnus Jose Antonio Vargas spoke about immigration during a meeting at Sonoma State University. Sonoma Index-Tribune 1/27/17

Former SF State student Lyn Romstad launched a mentoring program at schools to help teens in the North Bay. Petaluma Argus Courier 1/31/17

Former SF State graduate student Diane Weipert has a new film that will be featured in LUNAFEST in El Cerrito. El Cerrito Patch 1/29/17

A former SF State graduate student was killed in 2002 by her husband, a man linked to six other killings. East Bay Times 1/27/17

Former SF State student Kip Herren will be inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Auburn Reporter 1/26/17

A Canadian artist who was born in Iran might not be able to attend his own art opening at SF State’s Fine Arts Gallery. Canadian Art 1/31/17

Protests organized by SF State students during the 1960s are mentioned in this article. BeyondChron 1/31/17

SF State researchers have found that the costs of travel, parking and overnight accommodations discourage many Californians from going to the beach as often as they would like, especially low-wage earners who live inland. New America Media 1/30/17

An emergency discussion sponsored by a student organization on Islamophobia and President Trump’s executive order was held at SF State. KPIX 1/30/17 (clip not available online)

SF State is the top California school for “sugar babies,” or students relying on the generosity of older men, according to SeekingArrangement.com. OC Weekly 1/27/17

SF State offers classes in “Brain Fitness” taught by wellness educator Hope Levy, who focuses on seniors. The Western Edition 1/14/17


Professor of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung is referenced in this essay about observing Lunar New Year traditions. WBAA 1/27/17; Public Radio East 1/27/17; KNPR 1/27/17; KQED 1/27/17

Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy Stephen Kane has published a paper studying exoplanet system Wolf 1061. Forbes 1/26/17; WWL 1/26/17; WBEN-AM 1/26/17 (clips not available online)  

Alum Celeste Austin serves as director of special programs at The Living Room, a daytime drop-in center assisting homeless and at-risk women and their children in Sonoma County. The Press Democrat 1/26/17 

Alum Carolyn McDaniel recently retired after teaching for 33 years in the Trona Joint Unified School District. The Daily Independent 1/27/17

Former student and jazz drummer Paul Yonemura is releasing a new album. Berkeleyside 1/26/17

SF State researchers have found that the costs of travel, parking and overnight accommodations discourage many Californians from going to the beach as often as they would like, especially low-wage earners who live inland. LinkTV 1/26/17; KCET 1/26/17


A recently published study conducted by SF State Geography and Environment Lecturer Anna Studwell could prove life-saving for foraging seabirds along the Central California coastline in the event of an oil spill. Science Daily 1/26/17 

SF State alum and actor Ronnie Schell, best known for his television work playing opposite Jim Nabors in the classic ’60s sitcom “Gomer Pyle, USMC,” is appearing at the Improv in Lake Tahoe. Tahoe Daily Tribune 1/25/17

Former student Yoshiro Tasaka is the San Francisco Japanese Consulate’s aide and advisor for community affairs. Nikkei West 1/26/17

Former student Ricky Baker is a high school baseball coach and physical education teacher. Chicago Tribune 1/23/17

A study by the Equality of Opportunity Project found that at SF State the wealthiest students comprise less than 1 percent of enrollments, while 38 percent of students were from the bottom 60 percent in income levels. SF Gate 1/26/17

SF State researchers have found that the costs of travel, parking and overnight accommodations discourage many Californians from going to the beach as often as they would like, especially low-wage earners who live inland. Los Angeles Times 1/26/17


Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy Stephen Kane has published a paper studying exoplanet system Wolf 1061. Science Alert 1/25/17; Space.com 1/24/17; International Business Times 1/24/17; Mid Day Daily 1/24/17

SF State student Dani Alvarez is mentioned in a newly released policy paper about tuition-free education in California. Turlock Journal 1/24/17

Iranian diplomat and SF State alumnus Mohammad Javad Zarif Khonsar is an example of Iranian leaders using social media to transform their image in the West. CNBC 1/25/17 (clip not available online)

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has appointed Nicole Bohn, former director of SF State’s Disability Programs and Resource Center, to head the city’s Office on Disability. San Francisco Examiner 1/24/17

Oakland high school teacher and SF State alumnus Joel Wing is tracking casualties in Iraq. Bozeman Daily Chronicle 1/24/17

SF State alumna Ma. Rowena Matti advocates for meaningful approaches to education in the learning centers she operates in the Philippines. SunStar Philippines 1/25/17

SF State’s College of Ethnic Studies is mentioned in an article that examines whether ethnic studies programs can change education outcomes for minority students. Pacific Standard 1/25/17

Firefighters responded to a blaze at the SF State library annex. KPIX 1/24/17 (clip not available online)


Professor of English Michael Krasny talks about Jewish humor in the age of the Trump administration. San Francisco Chronicle 1/24/17

Labor and Employment Studies Lecturer Bill Sokol comments on possible cuts to California schools due to skyrocketing pension costs. San Francisco Chronicle 1/23/17

Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy Stephen Kane has published a paper studying exoplanet system Wolf 1061. Live Science 1/23/17

The civil suit filed by the family of SF State student Michela Gregory, who was killed in the Oakland warehouse fire, is mentioned in a story about the wife of the building’s master tenant. East Bay Times 1/24/17

SF State graduate student Charlotte Hummer commented on student loan debt. KAMC 1/23/17 (clip not available online)

Oakland high school teacher and SF State alumnus Joel Wing is tracking casualties in Iraq. My Statesman 1/24/17

Adolph “Al” Berenguer, an 88-year-old Vallejo teacher and SF State alumnus, has worked as a classroom teacher for more than 50 years and is writing his third book. Vallejo Times-Herald 1/23/17

Dipsea race legend and SF State alumnus Carl Jensen has died at 72. Marin Independent Journal 1/23/17

Former Oakland teacher and SF State alumna Joanne McKray has died at age 85. East Bay Times 1/24/17

SF State faculty members who participate in the Prison University Project at San Quentin are mentioned in an article praising the prison for its rehabilitation programs. The Sydney Morning Herald 1/24/17

SF State is mentioned in a story about protests during the 1960s. Buzzfeed 1/23/17


Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy Stephen Kane has published a paper studying exoplanet system Wolf 1061. The Nation 1/23/17; The Space Reporter 1/22/17; The Sun 1/22/17; Gizmodo 1/22/17; KCBS 1/22/17 (clip not available online); iTechPost 1/21/17; New York Post 1/21/17; Daily Star 1/21/17; Telegiz 1/21/17; Tech Times 1/21/17; UPI 1/21/17; Christian Science Monitor 1/21/17; WINS 1/21/27 (clip not available online); Express 1/20/17; Inquisitr 1/20/17

Professor of Management John Sullivan writes about a strategy for companies to attract top talent. Wall Street Journal 1/23/17

Professor of Labor Studies John Logan lists five reasons why the Senate should reject Andrew Puzder as Labor secretary. The Hill 1/22/17

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel comments on a proposal to make voting mandatory in San Francisco. Hoodline 1/22/17

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel comments on SF Mayor Ed Lee taking a new public leadership role in the wake of the Trump presidency. San Francisco Chronicle 1/21/17

Professor of Political Science Joe Tuman commented on the political rhetoric of President Trump’s inaugural address. KCBS 1/20/17; WHBL 1/20/17 (clips not available online)

Professor of Political Science Robert Smith comments on President Trump’s inaugural address. San Francisco Chronicle 1/20/17

SF State graduate student Jaime Burnside is mentioned in a story about her brother, a high school wrestler who is overcoming a tragic loss. The Press Democrat 1/21/17

SF State graduate student Charlotte Hummer commented on student loan debt. WIAT 1/21/17 (clip not available online)

Oakland high school teacher and SF State alumnus Joel Wing is tracking casualties in Iraq. 1/20/17 Los Angeles Times

SF State alumnus David Morris helped organize a demonstration on the Golden Gate Bridge called “Bridge Together.” SFist 1/20/17

SF State was approached about possibly renting the El Rey Theatre in San Francisco after a church vacated the building. SF Gate 1/20/17

SF State is mentioned in a story about Asian American protests in the United States. Hyphen Magazine 1/8/17


Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy Stephen Kane has published a paper studying exoplanet system Wolf 1061. Express 1/20/17; Huffington Post 1/20/17; IBT 1/20/17; Dotemirates 1/20/17; Daily Mail 1/19/17

Professor of International Relations Mahmood Monshipouri comments on President Trump’s foreign policy. Tehran Times 1/20/17

Biology Lecturer Frances Wilkerson comments on the presence of ammonia in sewage, which can feed algae blooms. TC Palm 1/20/17

Professor of Political Science Robert Smith comments on what to expect in President Trump’s inaugural address. SF Gate 1/19/17

Research by Assistant Professor of Sociology Darius Bost is mentioned in an article about queer resistance to Vice President Mike Pence. Mic Network 1/19/17

Professor Emeritus Bill Michaelis’ work in the field of play has been recognized by the online Play and Playground Encyclopedia. Pacifica Tribune 1/19/17

SF State graduate student Charlotte Hummer comments on student loan debt. KPIX 1/19/17

SF State alumna Maya Elisabeth has partnered with Whoopi Goldberg to produce medical cannabis products. GreenBiz 1/20/17

Former high school principal and SF State alumna Dorene Basuino will host the City of Pacifica Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Pacifica Tribune 1/20/17

SF State alumna Jill Ruzicka is the new executive director of the Lake County Winery Association. Record-Bee 1/19/17

SF State research on the positive power of good memories is mentioned in an article on how to wake up happier. Reader’s Digest 1/20/17

SF State’s Project Rebound is mentioned in an article about colleges dropping criminal background questions from admission applications. University Business 1/20/17

SF State is mentioned in an article about labor relations and Palestine. Electronic Intifada 1/19/17


Professor of Management John Sullivan talks about unconscious bias during the hiring process and its effect on a work environment. CIO 1/19/17

Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman comments on President-elect Trump’s use of Twitter to spread his message. CNET 1/19/17

Professor of International Relations Mahmood Monshipouri comments on President-elect Trump’s foreign policy plans. Tehran Times 1/18/17

SF State MFA candidate in creative writing Neval Pektas writes about childhood identity around race during the Trump presidency. Washington Post 1/19/17

A popular geolocation hashtag among SF State students is #library. SFist 1/18/17

SF State alumna Lisanne Skyler screened her film “Brillo Box” at the fourth annual Fog Design + Art gala at Fort Mason. San Francisco Chronicle 1/18/17

SFJazz is honoring Oakland saxophone icon and former SF State student John Handy. Marin Independent Journal 1/18/17

A confrontation between two SF State students over dreadlocks is mentioned in an article about cultural appropriation. Observer 1/18/17

SF State will host a poetry panel as part of a multidisciplinary showcase at the Museum of African Diaspora. KQED 1/18/17


Author and Professor of Political Science Robert Smith assesses President Barack Obama’s legacy as the first black president. Christian Science Monitor 1/18/17

Composer, singer and School of Music Lecturer Rita Sahai has won a bronze medal in the Global Music Award Honors. India Currents 1/17/17

A book by author and Professor of Creative Writing Peter Orner, “Am I Alone Here? : Notes on Living to Read and Reading to Live,” is a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle in criticism. Los Angeles Times 1/17/17

“Am I Alone Here?: Notes on Living to Read and Reading to Live” by author and Professor of Creative Writing Peter Orner is part of a list of notable books. The New Yorker 1/9/17


Associate Professor of Political Science Ronald Hayduk comments after Portland, Maine, considers letting noncitizen immigrants vote in local elections. CentralMaine.com 1/16/17

Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences John Monteverdi talks about recent rain in the Bay Area and its effect on California’s drought. Hoodline 1/13/17

SF State alumnus Mahyar Amouzegar is the new provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of New Orleans. New Orleans City Business 1/17/17

Author and SF State alumna Cal Orey has a wintry recipe for scones. Tahoe Tribune 1/16/17

California Democratic Party Chairman and SF State alumnus John Burton was the subject of a profile. KPIX 1/15/17 (clip not available)

An SF State study on the value of experiences over material gifts is referenced in a list of 30 habits that will establish a healthier mind. Independent.ie 1/17/17

 

 


Professor of Humanities Carel Bertram spoke about how music plays a role in identity at a conference with the theme “Armenians in America.” Massis Post 1/12/17; Asbarez 1/12/17

Associate Professor of Anthropology Niccolo Caldararo has written an editorial that criticizes the Marin County Board of Supervisors for putting development pressure on owners of a San Rafael ranch. 1/12/17 Marin Independent Journal

Actress and SF State alumna Annette Bening is profiled in a review of her latest film, “20th Century Women.” The Philadelphia Inquirer 1/13/17

Two SF State alumnae are leaders of a Girl Scout alternative, Radical Monarchs, which has a feminist edge and focuses on the experiences of women of color. The Daily Sheeple 1/12/17

Former SF State student Sean Moore was seriously injured in an officer-involved shooting in San Francisco. SF Gate 1/13/17


Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman comments on President-elect Donald Trump’s first press conference after winning the election. KCBS 1/11/17 (clip not available online)

Professor of Geography and Environment Jason Henderson talks about what San Francisco can learn from Denmark’s bike infrastructure. StreetsBlog SF 1/10/17

Todd Lewis, CEO of Richmond’s Omega Pacific Electric Supply and an SF State alumnus, has died at 56. East Bay Times 1/10/17

An at-risk student who participated in Soccer Without Borders, a program that reaches out to children in underserved communities through sports, is going on to play soccer at SF State. Good 1/11/17

A student protest at SF State is mentioned in an article about the role university leaders are expected to play in conflicts over free speech. Dallas News 1/11/17

A confrontation between SF State students over dreadlocks is mentioned after a man was criticized for owning a successful dreadlocks business. Heat Street 1/11/17

A student protest at SF State is mentioned during a talk on the Middle East at a San Diego library. San Diego Jewish Journal 1/10/17

 


Professor of Political Science Robert Smith’s book “Polarization and the Presidency: From FDR to Barack Obama” is referenced in an article about President Obama’s approval rating. Wisc News 1/11/17; Hartford Sentinel 1/11/17; Muscatine Journal 1/11/17

Oakland saxophone icon and former SF State student John Handy is the subject of a tribute during SFJazz’s fifth season. San Jose Mercury News 1/10/17

An SF State study on excessive temperatures in enclosed cars was mentioned in a story about the dangers of leaving animals or children inside vehicles during the warmer months. KFYI 1/11/17 (clip not available online)


Professor of Journalism Jon Funabiki comments about the lack of diversity in the media following the ousting of a longtime TV anchor in Washington, D.C. The Root 1/9/17

An Osher Lifelong Learning Institute instructor is the subject of an article on the challenge of evicting tenants in California. New Zealand Herald 1/9/17

Two SF State alumnae are leaders of a Girl Scout alternative, Radical Monarchs, which has a feminist edge and focuses on the experiences of women of color. Heat Street 1/9/17; KUIK 1/9/17 (clip not available online)

Former SF State students Adam Fortunate Eagle and Richard Oakes were instrumental in hatching a plan to occupy Alcatraz in 1969. Planet Experts 1/9/17

SF State alumna Shani Winston is looking to pursue a career in politics in Israel. The Bay Area Reporter 1/9/17

Master Mason and SF State alumnus Joel Harold Springer has died at 68. Calaveras Enterprise 1/9/17


Professor of Political Science Robert C. Smith comments on President Barack Obama’s struggle for bipartisan cooperation during his two terms. PolitiFact 1/6/17

Professor of International Relations Andrei Tsygankov comments on the U.S. intelligence report on Russian hacking. Russia Direct 1/9/17

Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman comments on efforts to save artist warehouse spaces in the aftermath of the Ghost Ship fire. San Francisco Chronicle 1/8/17

An Osher Lifelong Learning Institute instructor is the subject of an article on the challenge of evicting tenants in California. Daily Telegraph 1/8/17; Mother Jones 12/29/16

Professor Emeritus Mark Phillips critiques the nomination of Betsy DeVos for U.S. Secretary of Education. Marin Independent Journal 1/8/16

SF State student Alisar Mustafa advocates for making education accessible to children in Syria. Study Breaks 1/9/17

An SF State student who works as a babysitter and advertises her services through Care.com nearly fell victim to a scam on the website. KRON 1/8/17 (clip not available online)

Author and SF State alumna Marianne Gage has published her third novel, “Private Faces.” Huffington Post 1/9/17

Award-winning actor and SF State alumnus Jeffrey Tambor talks about his acting career. KTVF 1/8/17; KXGN 1/8/17; WNBC 1/8/17; WLTZ 1/8/17; WPTZ 1/8/17; WMBF 1/8/17; WHIZ 1/8/17; KTEN 1/8/17; KYMA 1/8/17; KUSA 1/8/17; KGBF 1/8/17; KGW 1/8/17 (clips not available online)

SF State alumnus Steve Hales is the new general manager for the Solano County Fairgrounds. Daily Republic 1/7/17

SF State Vice President of Administration and Finance Ron Cortez has accepted a position as the vice chancellor for administrative and business services at the University of California, Irvine. Chronicle of Higher Education 1/8/17; Orange County Register 1/9/17

SF State is mentioned in a discussion on free speech on college campuses. Slate 1/9/17

A weekly roundup lists a story on SF State and anti-Semitism as one of the top articles of last week. San Francisco Examiner 1/6/17


Associate Professor of Comparative and World Literature Shirin Khanmohamadi comments on the American far right’s interest in the Middle Ages. The Economist 1/2/17

Professor of Sociology Colleen Hoff comments on a new study that found young gay men who are part of a couple favor monogamy. Edge Media Network 1/5/17

Associate Professor of Economics Philip King commented on the economic value of recreation at beaches in an article about a Southern California surf gang. The Inertia 1/5/17

Andy Warhol Museum curator and SF State alumnus Jose Carlos Diaz is one of the creative forces shaping Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 1/5/17

The first Chinese educator in the Stockton Unified School District, SF State alumna Esther Fong, has died at 88. Stockton Record 1/5/17

SF State alumnus Steve Hales is the new general manager for the Solano County Fairgrounds. The Reporter 1/5/17

SF State employee Mark Ohanesian comments on the pending closure of the Stonestown Mall Macy’s. KTVU 1/5/17


Incoming SF State first-year student Daniel Vasquez is featured in a profile on immigrants shielded by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. New York Times 1/17

SF State student Ariana Hatami died following an alleged domestic abuse incident. SF Gate 1/4/17

Despite its recent dip in the polls, the SF State men’s basketball team is having a historic season. San Francisco Examiner 1/4/17

Chief Palestinian negotiator and SF State alumnus Saeb Erekat was mentioned in a discussion on Palestine. KGO Radio (clip not available online)

Actor and former SF State student Danny Glover is the subject of a profile. Gazette Review 1/4/17

SF State’s Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies was mentioned in an article about the increase of bottlenose dolphins in the San Francisco Bay. Times Union 1/2/17 

The SF State Poetry Center is mentioned in an interview with Jewish-Cuban poet Jose Kozer. Tablet Magazine 1/4/17 

Pinoy Educational Partnerships (PEP), a mentorship program that connects SF State students with high school students, is mentioned. Asian Journal 1/5/17


Associate Professor of Economics Philip King commented on the economic value of recreation at beaches in an article about a Southern California surf gang. Daily Breeze 1/3/17

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Studies Alex Gerould commented on the rise of street violence in San Jose. San Jose Mercury News 12/31/16

Santa Rosa educator, actor and SF State alumnus Bob Stanley has died at 83. The Press Democrat 1/3/17

SF State Vice President of Administration and Finance Ron Cortez has accepted a position as the vice chancellor for administrative and business services at the University of California, Irvine. Orange County Business Journal 1/3/17; Los Angeles Times 1/3/17

SF State’s Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies was mentioned in an article about the increase of bottlenose dolphins in the San Francisco Bay. Houston Chronicle 1/2/17; Stamford Advocate 1/2/17


Author and Professor of Creative Writing Peter Orner discussed his essay collection “Am I Alone Here?” on Forum. KQED 12/29/16 (clip not available online)

Assistant Professor of Journalism Sachi Cunningham is documenting the growing movement of big-wave surfers. San Francisco Chronicle 12/24/16

Professor of Management John Sullivan commented on how hiring referrals can erode workplace diversity. Bloomberg 12/23/16

Associate Professor of Humanities Carel Bertram spoke at a Society for Armenian Studies conference on Armenians in America. Mirror Spectator 12/22/16

Manager of the SF Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and SF State lecturer Michael Vasey was quoted in an article on exploring the San Mateo coastline. Bay Nature 1/1/17

SF State student Rene Siqueiros was quoted in an article about a program that helps low-income high school students in Watsonville broaden their academic horizons. Santa Cruz Sentinel 12/26/16

SF State’s men’s basketball team continues to climb in national polls. KPIX 12/27/17; KNVN 12/27/17; KHSL 12/27/16; KCBS 12/28/16 (clips not available online)

The family of SF State student Michela Gregory, who was killed in the Oakland warehouse fire, filed a lawsuit following the disaster. Washington Post 12/23/16; Jackson Hole News and Guide 12/24/16; KPCC 12/25/16; San Mateo Daily Journal 12/27/2016; Rolling Stone 12/28/16; KQED 12/23/16; KNTV 12/23/16; Bloomberg Radio 12/23/16; WNEW 12/23/16; KCAL 12/23/16; KPIX 12/23/16; WINS 12/23/16; WBBM 12/23/16; WPTV 12/24/16; KWQC 12/24/16; KNDO 12/24/16; KSBW 12/24/16; KWQC 12/24/16; WMC 12/24/16; WBZ 12/24/16; KOAA 12/24/16; WNDU 12/24/16; KCRW 12/26/16 (clips not available online)

SF State alumna Maddie Smith is a co-owner of Petaluma’s Forget Me Not Cakes. Petaluma Argus Courier 1/3/17

SF State alumnus and social change advocate Scott Meyers-Lipton is fighting to shrink the wealth gap in Silicon Valley. San Jose Mercury News 12/26/2016

SF State was mentioned in an article about anti-Semitism. San Francisco Examiner 1/3/17; Breitbart News 12/27/16; The Algemeiner 12/26/16; KGO 1/3/17; KFBK 1/3/17 (clips not available online)

SF State was mentioned in an article about recording and broadcasting CSU classes online. San Francisco Examiner 1/2/17

SF State’s Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies was mentioned in an article about the increase of bottlenose dolphins in the SF Bay. San Francisco Chronicle 1/2/17

The SF State Poetry Center is mentioned in an article on the passing of poet David Meltzer. San Francisco Chronicle 1/2/17

SF State received funding from the San Mateo County Office of Education to help train and credential teachers in an effort to end the county’s teacher shortage. San Mateo Daily Journal 12/28/16

The San Francisco Chronicle’s sixth most read story of 2016 was on the woman abandoned as a baby at SF State and graduated from the school 31 years later. San Francisco Chronicle 5/28/16