SF State in the News 2019

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


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January

Lecturer of Latina/Latino Studies Brigitte Davila commented on enrollment increases at the City College of San Francisco. Inside Higher Ed 1/18/2019

Professor of Management John Sullivan commented on the opportunity that the government shutdown represents for hiring managers. Fast Company 1/18/2019

A study by Associate Professor of Psychology Kevin Eschleman and alumnus Michael Mathieu showed that reaching out to employees and coworkers can backfire. Fast Company 1/18/2019

Chair and Professor of Kinesiology Marialice Kern discussed the effectiveness of virtual reality games as a means for exercise. Fox10 1/17/2019; WFSB 1/17/2019; The Philadelphia Tribune 1/17/2019 (This story was published in 55 different media outlets.)  

Professor Emeritus Brian de Vries commented on how LGBT individuals are dealing with end-of-life issues. Next Avenue 1/17/2019

Alumna Michelle D’Anna was named community relations officer for the city of Camarillo, CA. Camarillo Acorn 1/18/2019

Alumnus Chad Rico was profiled for his rap career and his new music video. EurWeb 1/18/2019

Alumnus Tom Wark was featured for his work in the wine industry. Wine Industry Advisor 1/17/2019

Former student and journalist Leona Morris died last month. Capital Gazette 1/18/2019; Baltimore Sun 1/17/2019; Carroll County Times 1/17/2019

An SF State news story about a professor’s fateful encounter with Martin Luther King Jr. was included in a link roundup. Berkeleyside 1/17/2019

SF State’s Project Rebound was referenced in an editorial about collaborations between California state prisons and universities. SFGate 1/17/2019; San Francisco Chronicle 1/17/2019

SF State’s 1968 student-led strike was mentioned in a list of moments that reshaped entertainment and pop culture. Pasadena Star-News 1/18/2019


Chair and Professor of Kinesiology Marialice Kern discussed the effectiveness of virtual reality games as a means for exercise. CNN 1/17/2019 

Assistant Professor of Health Education Jennifer Daubenmier commented on how mindful eating can help people avoid overeating. Yahoo! Finance 1/6/2019

Professor of Health Education Erik Peper and Associate Professor of Health Education Richard Harvey published a study showing the importance of good posture. Spirituality & Health 1/16/2019

Associate Professor of Biology Scott Roy commented on a study demonstrating a new function of “junk DNA” in yeast. Science Magazine 1/16/2018

A study by Caitlin Ryan, the director of SF State’s Family Acceptance Project, was referenced in an article about conversion therapy. Advocate 1/16/2019

Professor of Management John Sullivan commented on the opportunity that the government shutdown represents for hiring managers. LA Progressive 1/16/2019

Associate Professor of Psychology Charlotte Tate discussed her research on how transgender children experience and talk about their gender. Huffington Post 1/16/209; Gay Star News 1/17/2019;

The World News 1/16/2019 (This article was published in 5 media outlets.)

Professor of Kinesiology Susan Zieff’s research was referenced in a story about ways communities can promote outdoor activity. Golden Transcript 1/16/2019

Student Stephren Ragler’s work with the nonprofit 100% College Prep was referenced in a story about helping black children in San Francisco public housing succeed in school. KALW 1/16/2019

Alumna Lex Sloan was named executive director of the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco. The Bay Area Reporter 1/16/2019

The SF State Observatory was referenced in a story about the best places to see the night sky in the Bay Area. Bay Area Parent 1/16/2019

SF State was mentioned for its participation in the San Francisco Promise program college tuition program. Think Advisor 1/16/2019


Professor of Biology Zheng-Hui He was part of a research team that boosted the productivity of rice through genetic engineering. Asian Scientist 1/16/2019

Associate Professor of Psychology Charlotte Tate discussed her research on how transgender children experience and talk about their gender. The Atlantic 1/15/2019

Alumna Roberta Bayley was interviewed about her photography of New York’s 1970s punk scene. Vice 1/15/2019

Alumna Savannah Culp was featured for her clothing line “Love Homage.” Boise Weekly 1/16/2019

Alumnus and musician Terry Riley was profiled ahead of a concert in Santa Cruz. Good Times Weekly 1/15/2019

Alumnus Chuck Reider mentioned SF State in an editorial about a Jazz in the Schools weekend hosted by the Reno Jazz Orchestra and the University of Nevada, Reno. Reno Gazette Journal 1/15/2019

An SF State study about the rejection LGBTQ youth face from their caregivers was referenced in a story about an app in the Google Play store that promotes gay conversion therapy. Newsweek 1/15/2019

A 2009 photo of entertainer Carol Channing speaking to students at SF State was used in a story about her passing this week. The Middletown Press 1/15/2019; Midland Daily News 1/15/2019; New Canaan News 1/15/2019 (This Associated Press story was published in 25 media outlets.)


Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on San Francisco Mayor London Breed’s policy focus on housing and homelessness. The Bay City Beacon 1/14/2019

Professor of Biology Zheng-Hui He was part of a research team that boosted the productivity of rice through genetic engineering. Food Processing 1/15/2019

Alumnus Mark McHargue was interviewed about his work as an organizational health consultant in Idaho. Idaho Press 1/14/2019

Alumnus Mark Phillips wrote an editorial about charter schools. Marin Independent Journal 1/13/2019

Alumna Kristi Swen will open a new play center, Kids Wonder, in Colorado. Highlands Ranch Herald 1/14/2019

An article on work-life balance referenced an SF State study linking creative activity outside of work to better employee performance. Reading Eagle 1/15/2019

SF State’s 1968 student-led strike was mentioned in a story about the 1960s counterculture movement. The World of Wonder Report 1/14/2019


Professor of Biology Zheng-Hui He was part of a research team that boosted the productivity of rice through genetic engineering. Business Standard 1/14/2019; The Hindu BusinessLine 1/14/2019; The Economic Times 1/14/2019

Professor of Health Education Erik Peper and Associate Professor of Health Education Richard Harvey published a study showing the importance of good posture. The Pioneer 1/13/2019; Oakland Post 1/12/2019

Professor of Kinesiology Susan Zieff commented on ways to promote outdoor activity in a story about the best cities for active lifestyles. Digital Journal 1/13/2019

Professor Emeritus George Araki was mentioned in a poetry book about the history of Chinese immigrants on Angel Island. Los Angeles Review of Books 1/13/2019

Alumnus and author Michael Corrigan’s book “Brewer’s Odyssey” was reviewed. San Francisco Review of Books 1/14/2019

Alumna Ramona Benson was mentioned in a story about a San Francisco homeless prenatal program. SFGate 1/11/2019; San Francisco Chronicle 1/11/2019

Alumnus Othello Jefferson’s play “I, Too Sing America” will show at Brava Theater Center in February. Broadway World 1/14/2019

Alumna Rachel Kippen was named assistant executive director of O’Neill Sea Odyssey in Santa Cruz. Register-Pajaronian 1/11/2019

Alumnus Chad Rico was profiled for his rap career and his new music video. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 1/12/2019; Arizona Central 1/12/2019; KOTV 1/12/2019 (This story was published in 30 media outlets.)

Alumnus Carl Weathers was profiled for his work as an actor and athlete. The Shadow League 1/14/2019

A study from SF State’s Family Acceptance Project on conversion therapy was referenced in a story about a Utah bill outlawing LGTBQ conversion therapy for minors. KUER 1/15/2019

An article referenced a San Francisco State University study that examined Latino representation on school boards in California. Teen Vogue 1/11/2019

 


Professor of Health Education Erik Peper and Associate Professor of Health Education Richard Harvey published a study showing the importance of good posture. KVUE-TV 1/11/2019 (clip not available online); Study Finds 1/10/2019All 4 Women 1/10/2019

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on newly elected California Governor Gavin Newsom’s vocal opposition toward President Donald Trump. The Guardian 1/10/2019; Asia Pacific Daily 1/10/2019

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Michael David Lukas won the 2018 National Jewish Book Award in fiction for his novel “The Last Watchman of Old Cairo.” Jewish News of Northern California 1/9/2019

Interim Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies Amy Sueyoshi’s book, titled “Discriminating Sex,” was reviewed. Nichi Bei 1/1/2019

Student Andrew Garcia helped build a software tool that organizes data on the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. GeekWire 1/10/2019; Yahoo News 1/10/2019; Daily Magazine 1/10/2019

Maria Teresa Rode, Catherine Schmid-Maybach and Ariane Leiter, who met as graduate students at SF State, are displaying their artwork together at a gallery exhibit in San Luis Obispo. New Times 1/10/2019

Alumnus Richard Oakes was profiled for his role in the 1969 occupation of Alcatraz Island. Los Angeles Times 1/10/2019; The San Diego Union-Tribune 1/10/2019

Alumna Michelle Roberts was named the new education curator for the Nevada Historical Society. Dayton Valley Dispatch 1/10/2019

Alumna and painter Emily Fromm was profiled prior to her gallery exhibit titled “No Vacancy,” which will open in San Francisco tomorrow. SFStation 1/6/2019

Researchers at SF State were mentioned for a study on the correlation between entrepreneurship and mental health issues. WWJ-AM 1/10/2019 (clip not available online)

SF State was mentioned as a possible educational partner with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. San Francisco Bayview 1/10/2019


Professors Emeriti Rodger Birt and Marvin Nathan were acknowledged for assisting in the historical research of a more than 100-year-old Japanese vase. Art Daily 1/9/2019

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel was part of a panel discussing California Governor Gavin Newsom’s inauguration and political stances. KQED 1/7/2019

Professor of Chemistry Peter Palmer is working on a project researching possible chemical exposure in San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters Point area. San Francisco Bayview 1/8/2019

Professor of Communication Studies Joseph Tuman discussed President Donald Trump’s national address about a proposed border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. KCBS Radio 1/8/2019 (clip not available online) 

Professor of Health Education Erik Peper and Associate Professor of Health Education Richard Harvey published a study showing the importance of good posture while using a computer. Top Sante 1/8/2019

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Instructor Andrew Fraknoi discussed events to look forward to in space in 2019. The Kim Komando Show 1/9/2019

SF State was referenced as a university that has applied for a waiver to keep its Chinese government-funded language and cultural education programs. Inside Higher Ed 1/9/2019

 


Professor of Kinesiology Matthew Lee discussed the benefits of a hard workout. Runner’s World 1/7/2019

Professor of Health Education Erik Peper and Associate Professor of Health Education Richard Harvey published a study showing the importance of good posture while using a computer. CBS Boston 1/7/2019; Fox 5 1/7/2019 (clip not available online); WTAX-AM 1/7/2019 (This story was covered by 15 media outlets.)

Alumnus Aristotle Wolfe was named commander of the Santa Rosa area office of the California Highway Patrol. The Windsor Times 1/7/2019

An SF State study validated a weight-loss product shown at the CES 2019 electronics conference. Wired 1/8/2019


Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on the San Francisco Board of Supervisor’s upcoming choice of a president. SFGate 1/6/2019

Professor of Health Education Erik Peper and Associate Professor of Health Education Richard Harvey published a study showing the importance of good posture while using a computer. Bustle 1/7/2019; Consumer Affairs 1/7/2019; IFLScience 1/4/2019 (This story was covered by 20 media outlets.)   

SF State student Stephanie Temple is directing the musical “Snow Queen,” which will show at the New Conservatory Theatre Center’s Family Matinee Series in February. Broadway World 1/3/2019

Alumnus and guitarist Larry Almeida was profiled for headlining the Friends of the Guitar Hour concert series in Post Falls, Idaho. The Spokesman-Review 1/7/2019

Singer Pegi Young, who received an honorary doctorate from SF State in 2006, died last week. San Francisco Chronicle 1/6/2019

Former student Alvin Ailey was profiled for his work as a choreographer, dancer and teacher. The WOW Report 1/5/2019

Alumnus Tom Lehner was named vice president of government relations for Bridgestone Americas. Nashville Post 1/4/2019

Alumna Michelle Roberts was named education curator for the Nevada Historical Society. Carson Now 1/3/2019

Researchers at SF State’s Estuary and Ocean Science Center are studying the effects of climate change on whale movements. The Ark 1/2/2019 (clip not available online)


Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on the San Francisco Board of Supervisor’s upcoming choice of a president. SFGate 1/6/2019

Professor of Health Education Erik Peper and Associate Professor of Health Education Richard Harvey published a study showing the importance of good posture while using a computer. Bustle 1/7/2019; Consumer Affairs 1/7/2019; IFLScience 1/4/2019 (This story was covered by 20 media outlets.)   

SF State student Stephanie Temple is directing the musical “Snow Queen,” which will show at the New Conservatory Theatre Center’s Family Matinee Series in February. Broadway World 1/3/2019

Alumnus and guitarist Larry Almeida was profiled for headlining the Friends of the Guitar Hour concert series in Post Falls, Idaho. The Spokesman-Review 1/7/2019

Singer Pegi Young, who received an honorary doctorate from SF State in 2006, died last week. San Francisco Chronicle 1/6/2019

Former student Alvin Ailey was profiled for his work as a choreographer, dancer and teacher. The WOW Report 1/5/2019

Alumnus Tom Lehner was named vice president of government relations for Bridgestone Americas. Nashville Post 1/4/2019

Alumna Michelle Roberts was named education curator for the Nevada Historical Society. Carson Now 1/3/2019

Researchers at SF State’s Estuary and Ocean Science Center are studying the effects of climate change on whale movements. The Ark 1/2/2019 (clip not available online)


Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on the San Francisco Board of Supervisor’s upcoming choice of a president. San Francisco Chronicle 1/4/2019

Professor of Biology Tom Parker discussed the threat that sea level rise poses to marshlands. Richmond Confidential 1/3/2019

Alumna Lisa Newmark was interviewed about her work as a disability advocate. The Jewish News of Northern California 1/4/2019

An article about Emory University’s Institute for the Study of Modern Israel mentioned a perceived anti-Israel environment at SF State. Atlanta Jewish Times 1/3/2019

An opinion article about dreadlocks referenced a 2016 viral video in which two SF State students argued over a white student’s dreadlocks. New York Daily News 1/31/2019


Department of Humanities Lecturer Peter Richardson discussed the cultural landscape of 1960s San Francisco in a radio segment about the Zodiac Killer. KOGO-AM 1/2/2019; WOAI-AM 1/2/2019; KTRH-AM 1/2/2019; WFLA-AM 1/2/2019; WTVN-AM 1/2/2019 (clips not available online)

Alumna Suji Grant was featured for her work as a pastry chef. Sauce Magazine 1/2/2019

Alumnus Jerry Day is the station manager for a newly updated local public access channel in Tuolumne County, California. The Union Democrat 1/2/2019

Alumnus Jim Wunderman was profiled for his work as the president and CEO of the Bay Area Council, a business association dedicated to economic development. Nob Hill Gazette 12/31/2018

A $26.8 million gift to SF State from George and Judy Marcus was referenced in an article about trends in higher education fundraising. Inside Philanthropy 1/2/2019


Professor of Special Education Pamela Wolfberg was referenced in an op-ed about the use of Morse Code by those with autism spectrum disorder. The Mighty 1/2/2019

Associate Professor of Psychology Kevin Eschleman’s study about the effects of having a creative hobby was referenced in a story about starting new hobbies in the new year. Her World 1/1/2019

Professor Emeritus of Political Science Gerard Heather discussed the federal government shutdown and President Donald Trump’s border security policy. KCBS 12/31/2018 (clip not available online)

Assistant Professor of International Relations Anthony Pahnke was recognized as an editorial contributor to the Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin State Journal 12/31/2018

A study by Caitlin Ryan, the director of SF State’s Family Acceptance Project, was referenced in a story about the use of an LGTBQ conversion therapy app accessible on Google. Towleroad 12/28/2018; Gay Today 12/28/2018

Associate Professor and Chair of Race and Resistance Studies Jason Ferreira was interviewed for a story about the 1968 SF State student-led strike. Before It’s News 12/28/2018; San Francisco Bay View 12/28/2018

A launch was held for late Associate Professor of History Dawn Mabalon’s book “Journey for Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong.” Times of News 12/24/2018

An SF State study that suggests spending money on experiences rather than new belongings makes people happier was referenced in a story about being happy during the holidays. The Independent 12/22/2018

Assistant Professor of Economics Venoo Kakar discussed the sudden drop in the stock market and its impact on the economy. KRON4 12/21/2018

SF State student Garrick Wilhelm was profiled for efforts to increase voter turnout at the University during the 2018 midterm election. San Francisco Chronicle 12/26/2018   

SF State student Kennedy Oden and her family were featured in a holiday special about foster families. WCBS-TV 12/21/2018 (clip not available online)

Alumna Elizabeth Napoli was appointed deputy executive director for the Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority. Pacific News Center 1/2/2019;The Guam Daily Post 1/2/2019

Alumna Jayshree Ullal, president and CEO of Arista Networks, was featured in a story about successful Indian women in 2018. The New Indian Express 1/2/2019

Alumnus Bob Thornberg was featured for his agricultural company SweetPro Feeds, which focuses on plant-based proteins. AgWeek 12/31/2018

Alumna Consuela Chavez was featured in a story about Salvation Army services during the holidays. Monterey Herald 12/30/2018

Alumnus Michael Fanelli was featured for reaching logging 110,000 miles in during his running career. The Healdsburg Tribune 12/28/2018

Former student Al Hinkle, who served as inspiration for a character in Jack Kerouac’s novel “On the Road,” died last week. San Francisco Chronicle 12/28/2018

Former student Tommy Cross’ video footage of a 2009 shooting by BART police was referenced in a story revisiting the incident. San Francisco Chronicle 12/28/2018

Alumna Sarrah Bridge was named a Telecom Solutions consultant for PacStates. Northern Nevada Business View 12/27/2018

Alumnus and playwright Marcus Gardley was featured for his new project “Paradise Square,” which is showing at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. East Bay Times 12/27/2018The Mercury News 12/27/2018

Alumnus Santiago Ruiz was profiled for his fundraising work as CEO of Mission Neighborhood Centers. San Francisco Chronicle 12/27/2018

Alumna and author Victoria Adams was interviewed about her book about autism in children. Get Frank 12/24/2018

Alumnus Charles Hall, who invented the waterbed as a student at SF State, was profiled. Toronto Star 12/22/2018 (clip not available online); DORNOB 12/21/2018

Alumnus and comedian Rex Navarrete was featured in a segment about his upcoming show at Cobb’s Comedy Club in San Francisco. KTVU 12/21/2018 (clip not available online)

Former student and nature preservationist Nonette Hanko retired from the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space Board. East Bay Times 12/21/2018;The Mercury News 12/21/2018

Alumnus Jamshied Basseri runs a Persian café in Albany, California. Jewish News of Northern California 12/21/2018

SF State was mentioned in a segment about LGBTQ experiences in the Bay Area. KBCW-TV 12/30/2018 (clip not available online) 

A lawsuit alleging an anti-Semitic environment at SF State was mentioned in a discussion of a Women’s March rally for Northern California. Fox News 12/27/2018 (clip not available online)

SF State’s Hacking Club was mentioned in a story about grassroots digital rights networks in 2018. Activist Post 12/27/2018; Before It’s News 12/24/2018

SF State was referenced for its collection of local news video archives. KPIX-TV 12/22/2018 (clip not available online)