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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January

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