SF State in the News 2015

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


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December

An analysis co-authored by Assistant Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel suggests that regular viewers of Fox News are more likely to express attitudes of symbolic racism and racial resentment. FAIR.org 12/22/15

Jim Caufield, a recent guest speaker at the Boys and Girls Club of Collier County's Paragon Awards, recalled receiving a Boys Club scholarship to SF State. News Press 12/22/15

Andrew Harris has been appointed dean of the College of Liberal & Creative Arts. San Francisco Chronicle 12/21/15

Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell offers advice on how to buy meaningful holiday gifts for friends and loved ones. Yahoo! News 12/21/15

Alum Aaron Davidman wrote and a performed in the play "Voices From a Changing Middle East Festival," which runs from January to May 2016 in Washington, D.C. Broadway World Washington, D.C. 12/21/15

SF State student Justin Aragon is quoted in this article about a San Francisco newsstand that specializes in self-published art and underground print publications. San Francisco Chronicle 12/21/15


According to the Education Trust, SF State recently boosted the graduation rate of underrepresented minorities by 15 percent, one of only two universities on the West Coast to see an increase. Jennifer Summit, dean of the Division of Undergraduate Studies, is interviewed. NBC Bay Area Special - Class Action 12/19/15 (clip not available online)

Andrei Tsygankov, professor of international relations, is quoted in this article about Russia's foreign policy.  Business Insider Australia 12/20/15 

SF State Provost Sue Rosser says women in science are not obtaining patents as often as men are. My Science News 12/18/15

Former SF State student Matthew Falkenthal has joined the MeringCarson ad agency in Sacramento. Shoot 

Alum John Nguyen does volunteer work in San Francisco's Tenderloin district. Hoodline 12/20/15

San Francisco Unified School District received threatening emails and notified neighboring schools and universities, including SF State. Seating Chair 12/21/15; NanoNews 12/20/15


Steve Choe, associate professor of cinema, discusses the newest "Star Wars" film. KTVU-Fox 12/17/15 (clip not available online)

Ira Fateman, who teaches workshops for SF State's College of Extended Learning, describes year-end tax-saving strategies. J Weekly 12/17/15

SF State freshman Kirsten Storment will perform at a concert to raise funds for epilepsy. Sonoma Index-Tribune 12/17/15

Alum Jamie Coventry is one-half of the professional clown duo Coventry and Kaluza. San Francisco Chronicle 12/17/15; SF Gate 12/17/15

Alum Ayako Miyaguchi has steered the launch of Kraken Bitcoin Exchange in Japan. Business Because 12/17/15

San Francisco Unified School District received threatening emails and notified neighboring schools and universities, including SF State. SF Examiner 12/18/15San Francisco News 12/17/15

Crime has decreased in the neighborhoods surrounding SF State. Hoodline 12/17/15


William Cochlan, senior research scientist at the Romberg Tiburon Center and research professor of biology, comments on the neurotoxin affecting Bay Area crabs. Bay Nature 12/16/15

Alums Julian Borrego and Yoel Bibas formed the band Paisano and recently released an EP. SF Weekly 12/16/15

Alum Danielle Techner is an athletic trainer at San Benito High. Free Lance 12/16/15

SF State alum and actor Jeffrey Tambor is interviewed by Charlie Rose on PBS. KQED-Monterey, CA 12/16/15; KOAB-Bend, OR 12/16/15; WPBS-Watertown, NY 12/16/15; BLOOM 12/16/15 (clips not available online)

This archival interview with filmmaker George Lucas mentions SF State. Pacific Sun 12/16/15


Andrei Tsygankov, professor of international relations, is quoted in this article about Russia's foreign policy.  Russia Beyond the Headlines 12/16/15

Kenn Burrows, health education lecturer, is interviewed about the practice of providing free holistic health services to those in need. The Press-Democrat 12/15/15

John Monteverdi, professor of meteorology, is interviewed about El Nino myths. KTVU-SF (Fox) 12/15/15 (clip not available online)

Guido Krickx has been appointed dean of the College of Extended Learning. San Francisco Chronicle 12/15/15; SF Gate 12/15/15

Stephen Kane, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, talks about his favorite planet in the "Star Wars" saga. Space.com 12/15/15

Ryan Howell, associate professor of psychology, comments on meaningful gift giving. Food World News 12/15/15

Susan Hirasuna, the parent of an SF State student, is interviewed about the call she received from the Los Angeles Unified School District about the school district closing due to a possible terrorist threat. KTTV-LA 12/15/15 (clip not available online)

This op-ed article by SF State's Public Health Organization of Graduate Students condemns the actions of the San Francisco Police Department in the fatal shooting of Mario Woods earlier this month.San Francisco Bay View 12/15/15

SF State alum and actor Jeffrey Tambor is interviewed by Charlie Rose on PBS. WCML-Alpena, MI 12/16/15; WTTW-Chicago, IL 12/16/15; KCWC-Cheyenne, WY 12/15/15; WGBY 57-Springfield, MA12/15/15 ; NJN-Newark, NJ 12/15/15; WVPY-Harrisburg, VA12/15/15; KTEJ –Jonesboro, AR12/15/15 (Clips not available online)

SF State is not among the Cal State campuses that have reached or surpassed existing enrollment capacity in terms of instructional resources and physical size, though some majors are impacted. EdSource 12/15/16

This op-ed mentions SF State students who protested against soft drink companies pouring rights on campus. The Daily Journal 12/16/14


Guido Krickx has been appointed dean of the College of Extended Learning. Inside Higher Education 12/15/15

SF State professors Kathleen O'Donnell, associate dean of the School of Business, and Judi Strebel, chair of the marketing department, recently published research that defines what it means to be a "sport shopper."  Huffington Post 12/14/15

Mitchell Marks, SF State professor of management, comments on the Dow-DuPont merger. Business Insider India12/14/15

An SF State student named Cinthia rented and lived in a FedEx truck because of the high cost of rent in the Bay Area. Fortune 12/15/15

Former SF State student Samantha Lemons discusses her college experience. Visalia Times- Delta 12/14/15  

 


Alvin Alvarez has been named dean of the College of Health and Human Services. The Chronicle of Higher Education 12/13/15 

Mitchell Marks, SF State professor of management, comments on the Dow-DuPont merger. Business Insider Australia 12/14/15; Business Insider 12/14/15   

Ryan Howell, associate professor of psychology, comments on meaningful gift giving. Huffington Post 12/14/1 ; Fox 59 12/13/15; WTTV 12/13/15

Aerial photographs by Jassen Todorov, professor of music, are featured. Irish Mirror 12/14/15; Mirror 12/14/15 

SF State Professor Steven Kovacs is quoted in this article about "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."  The Village Sun Times 12/13/15; Waltonian 12/12/15; NanoNews 12/12/15

Lisa Marie Rollins, lecturer in the College of Ethnic Studies, comments about identity issues surrounding transracial adoption. Standard Examiner 12/10/15

SF State alum and actor Jeffrey Tambor is interviewed on NPR's Fresh Air. WBEZ-Chicago  12/13/15; KOPB-FM 12/13/15; Capital Public Radio 1/13/15;  WHYY 12/12/15 (Clips not available online)

Alum and chef Xana Cook-Milligan is interviewed about a wrist injury and its impact on her life. SF Gate 12/12/15; San Francisco Chronicle 12/11/15

Alum Jody Skenderian has been named chief development officer for Girl Scouts of California's Central Coast in Ventura. Ventura County Star 12/12/15

This year, alums Stephanie and Tony Cozzolino have adjusted their duties at their Half Moon Bay Christmas tree lot as Stephanie undergoes treatment for cancer. San Francisco Chronicle 12/11/15

SF State's Creative Writing department's literary journal, Fourteen Hills, will be released this week. KQED Arts 12/13/15 

SF State is a setting in writer John Shore's debut novel. Patheos 12/14/15

SF State was home to the nation's first Black Studies program in 1968. San Francisco Bay View 12/12/15 

 


Aerial photographs by Jassen Todorov, professor of music, are featured. The Daily Mail 12/11/15

Alum and musician Linda Livingston is interviewed. San Francisco News 12/11/15; LA Canyon News 12/10/15

SF State alum and actor Jeffrey Tambor is interviewed on NPR's Fresh Air. WBEZ-Chicago  (Clip not available online)

SF State alum Danny Glover will speak at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in Lexington, Kentucky next month. This Associated Press story ran in numerous outlets, including: Bowling Green Daily News 12/10/15Harlan Daily Enterprise 12/10/11; WHAS 12/10/15; LEX18 12/10/15

SF State is mentioned among U.S. universities friendly to terrorists. Israel Hayom 12/11/15

A photo in this story about the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge is credited to SF State. Marin Independent Journal 12/10/15


The Family Acceptance Project at SF State studies the impact of family rejection or acceptance of LGBT youth and has developed research-based intervention models for educating and counseling families with LGBT children. Slate 12/10/15

SF State alum Danny Glover will speak at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in Lexington, Kentucky next month. San Francisco Chronicle via the Associated Press 12/10/15

An SF State student named Cinthia rented and lived in a FedEx truck because of the high cost of rent in the Bay Area. Breitbart 12/10/15

Alvin Alvarez has been appointed dean of SF State's College of Health & Social Sciences. San Francisco Business Times 12/9/15; Inside Higher Ed 12/4/15

Professor of Earth & Climate Sciences John Monteverdi says El Niño will bring lots of rain over multiple days in January and February, but that "catastrophic rainfall events" are not expected. KGO Radio 12/9/15 (clip not available online)

Associate Professor of Earth & Climate Sciences Jason Gurdak says leadership is needed at the global level to manage groundwater supplies. Citylab 12/9/15

Jazz trombonist Charles Hamilton is an SF State alum. Napa Valley Register 12/9/15

Assistant Professor of Journalism Sachi Cunningham writes about taking surf photos at Maverick's. TheInertia.com 12/9/15

Alum Ben Randle is the director of the new play Saggitarius Ponderosa, opening next month in San Francisco. Broadway World San Francisco 12/9/15

Colleen Straw, who was allegedly killed last month by her boyfriend, is an SF State alum. San Mateo Daily Journal 12/9/15


John Sullivan, SF State professor of management, provides tips on what to do when you give your two-week notice at work. Fast Company 12/9/15 

Alum, composer and creator of "deep listening" music, Pauline Oliveros, is featured in this documentary about her life and work. KQED Spark! (clip not available online)

SF State student film projects are mentioned in this round-up story about holiday films. SF Gate 12/8/15

A study about punctuality conducted by SF State researchers is cited in this article. WFMZ-TV 12/9/15


Lisa Marie Rollins, a lecturer in SF State’s College of Ethnic Studies, is interviewed for this article about transracial adoption.  IOL Lifestyle 12/8/15; SBS 12/8/15 

Allen LeBlanc, professor of sociology, co-authored a study that examined "internalized gay ageism" recently published in the journal Social Science and Medicine. Windy City Times 12/8/15 

Brian DeVries, professor of social work, is interviewed about aging and the LGBT community. New America Media 12/8/15

Marc Dollinger, professor of Jewish Studies, is interviewed about bias toward ethnic groups and U.S. political elections. International Jewish Times 12/8/15 

Victor De La Rosa, associate professor of art, was one of five artists commissioned by the city to depict life in San Francisco's Mission District, but Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) refused to display one of his pieces at the 16th and Mission BART station.  SF Gate 12/7/15 

Ryan Howell, associate professor of psychology at SF State, is interviewed about meaningful gift giving. Health Aim 12/7/15

An SF State student named Cinthia rented and lived in a FedEx truck because of the high cost of rent in the Bay Area. Quartz 12/8/15 

SF State student Ronnisha Johnson is interviewed about the fatal police shooting of a young black man in San Francisco’s Bayview District. SocialistWorker.com  12/8/15  

Leslie Silkert, who started the Nurse's Children Fund to provide college scholarships for the children of nurses, mentions her son who graduated from SF State. KPIX-SF (CBS) 12/7/15 (clip not available online)

Alum Daniel Halpern, founding editor of Ecco, an independent press, will receive the Maxwell E. Perkins Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Field of Fiction from the Center for Fiction.  New York Times 12/8/15

Alum and comedian Greg Proops hosts a podcast called "The Smartest Man in the World" and has written a book by the same name. San Jose Mercury News 12/7/15

Alum Eric Kohler, a special effects producer in Hollywood, has been missing since late November. Annenberg Media Center 12/7/15 

SF State is among several universities where activist Angela Davis has taught. Appleton Post Crescent 12/7/15


Discovery of a new species of mushroom resembling a sea sponge led SF State researchers to name the fungus Spongiforma squarepantsii in 2011 after the cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants. PPcorn 12/7/15

Lisa Marie Rollins, a lecturer in SF State’s College of Ethnic Studies, is interviewed for this article about transracial adoption. The Washington Post 12/6/15  

SF State's Larry Salomon, instructional faculty in the College of Ethnic Studies, is interviewed about a viral video of a police shooting in San Francisco’s Bayview District. SF State student Christian Hernandez, a student in Salomon's class, shot the video and is also interviewed.  KTVU-4 12/3/15 

SF State professors Kathleen O'Donnell, associate dean of the School of Business, and Judi Strebel, chair of the marketing department, recently published research that defines what it means to be a "sport shopper."  Real Milwaukee 12/4/15; KCBS-AM 12/4/15 (Clips not available online)

Ryan Howell, associate professor of psychology at SF State, is interviewed about meaningful gift giving. Live Science 12/4/15

An SF State student named Cinthia rented and lived in a FedEx truck because of the high cost of rent in the Bay Area. AlterNet 12/7/15; Bradenton Herald 12/7/15; Sacramento Bee 12/6/15; Miami Herald 12/6/15; San Francisco Chronicle 12/4/15

Students from SF State marched during the Veterans Day Parade in San Francisco where they called on leaders to honor Filipino WWII veterans with a Congressional Gold Medal.  KQED 12/5/15

Isaac Armonios was one of 14 people killed in the San Bernardino terror attack. His daughter Mika is a student at SF State.NBC 4 Los Angeles 12/4/15 

Broadcast journalism alum Cheryl Jennings is leaving her longtime position as anchor for KGO news to pursue new opportunities at the station.  Star Daily Standard Times 12/6/15; San Jose Mercury News 12/4/15 

SF State is among several universities where activist Angela Davis has taught. Pantagraph 12/7/15


John Logan, SF State professor of labor studies, is interviewed about recent labor relations and the United Auto Workers in Tennessee. Facing South 12/3/15

A new research study titled "Bubbling with Excitement," co-authored by SF State Professor Shengle Lin, found that emotional excitement not only creates stock market bubbles but shows that the frenzy actually causes them to grow. ETF Trends 12/3/15; The Globe and Mail 12/3/15 

Rabab Abdulhadi, SF State associate professor of ethnic studies, is mentioned in this opinion piece about the National Women’s Studies Association academic boycott of Israel. Accuracy in Academia 12/4/15 

Jo Volkert, senior vice president for enrollment management, was interviewed about the growing number of admissions applications SF State receives each year. KCBS-AM 12/4/15 (clip not available online)

Leslie Silkert, who started the Nurse's Children Fund to provide college scholarships for the children of nurses, mentions her son who graduated from SF State. KPIX-SF (CBS) 12/3/15 (clip not available online)

SF State alum Jennifer Russell is director of Lafayette's Parks, Trails and Recreation department, and the city's new community center will be named in her honor. Contra Costa Times 12/2/15 

Alum and musical director of the Earplay ensemble, Mary Chun, is the focus of this feature article. San Francisco Classical Voice 12/3/15

This op-ed about gun violence in the U.S. was written by the cousin of Stephen Guillermo, an SF State student who was killed in 2014. Inquirer.net 12/4/15

 


A new research study titled "Bubbling with Excitement," co-authored by Shengle Lin, professor of finance at San Francisco State University, found that emotional excitement not only creates stock market bubbles but shows that the frenzy actually causes them to grow. PhysOrg 12/3/15; Bloomberg View 12/3/15; BankRate.com 12/2/15 

Brian DeVries, SF State professor of social work, is interviewed about issues surrounding aging in the LGBT community and the need to conduct research on those issues. Bay Area Reporter 12/2/15 

MFA graduate student Kimberly Arteche is interviewed about her art. Asian Journal 12/3/15

The man accused of killing alum Colleen Elizabeth Straw was arrested and charged with murder. San Mateo Patch 12/2/15; KRON-4 12/2/15

Alum Colleen Elizabeth Straw is remembered by her parents in this memorial article. Los Altos Town Crier 12/2/15

This article mentions John Spence Weir, who founded the Visual Dialogue Foundation (VDF) at San Francisco State. Napa Valley Register 12/2/15


This article describes ZomBee Watch, created in 2012 by John Hafernik, SF State biology professor, to track the migration patterns of zombie bees. This story was distributed by the Associated Press to hundreds of media outlets. NewsQuench 12/2/15

The United Nations' Groundwater Resources Assessment under the Pressures of Humanity and Climate Change (GRAPHIC) project presented a report Dec. 1 in Paris during the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Jason Gurdak, associate professor of earth and climate sciences at SF State and coordinator of the GRAPHIC project, was interviewed about the report. Circle of Blue 12/1/15

Emily Beiticks, associate director of the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability, is quoted in this article about genetically modified embryos. The Daily Mail 12/1/15  

Ryan Howell, associate professor of psychology, is interviewed about holiday gift-buying.  12/1/15 WGNO-ABC 

Alum Deborah Budd has been selected as the next chancellor of the San Jose-Evergreen Community College District. San Jose Mercury News 12/1/15

Alum Cristin Kahn, a fisheries biologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, co-wrote this article about data collection and its role in saving endangered whale species. Embedded Computing Design 12/1/15

This op-ed about LGBTQ children and youth mentions the research conducted by SF State's Family Acceptance Project with LGBTQ youth involving issues of acceptance. The Straits Times 12/2/15

SF State is listed by the David Horowitz Freedom Center as one of the top 10 colleges that are friendliest to terrorists. Front Page 12/2/15


SF State professors Kathleen O'Donnell, associate dean of the School of Business, and Judi Strebel, chair of the marketing department, recently published research that defines what it means to be a "sport shopper."  Express 12/1/15 

Mitchell Marks, professor of management at SF State, is quoted in this article about integrating companies after a merger or acquisition. Wall Street Journal 11/30/15

Ann Straw, the mother of San Francisco State alum Colleen Straw, remembers her daughter's positive qualities after her tragic death. SF Gate 11/30/15San Mateo County Times 11/30/15 

Alum Albert Vaterre Lannon wrote this op-ed upon his retirement after a long journalism career. Tucson Local Media 11/30/15

This story about activist Angela Davis mentions San Francisco State as one of several universities where she has taught.  Illinois State University News 12/1/15  


November

Rabab Abdulhadi, SF State associate professor of ethnic studies, is quoted in this article about the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) on Israel.  The Electronic Intifada 11/29/15 

SF State professors Kathleen O'Donnell, associate dean of the School of Business, and Judi Strebel, chair of the marketing department, recently published research that defines what it means to be a "sport shopper."  Newsroom America 11/29/15; Gulf News 11/30/15;  KPIX 5 News 11/26/15; CBS 13 News 11/25/15; KPIX 5 News 11/25/15 (clips not available online); Discovery News 11/27/15  

SF State Biology Professor Kathy Boyer is interviewed about the decline in eelgrass. Marin Independent Journal 11/26/15

Baseball legend Willie Mays, who recently received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama, also holds an honorary degree from SF State. SF Gate 11/25/15

SF State alum Alvin Kunishi is selling the Sacramento Tofu Co., which his family owned for 68 years. Sacramento Bee 11/27/15

Vietnam veteran John Pieretti, an SF State alum, was presented with a Quilt of Valor. Marin Independent Journal 11/25/15 

This article mentions an appearance at SF State by Kenia Serrano, a member of the Cuban parliament and president of the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples. The Militant 12/7/15

SF State holds 15,000 ancestral remains of the Ohlone tribe, as mentioned in this documentary. KQED "Beyond Recognition" 11/26/16; 11/27/15; 11/28/15  (clips not available online)

Sam Dodge, director of San Francisco's Housing Opportunity, Partnerships and Engagement office, previously worked at SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 11/27/15

SF State is listed by the David Horowitz Freedom Center as one of the top ten colleges that are friendliest to terrorists. Front Page Mag 11/26/15

This article mentions a number of universities with campus chapters of Students for Justice in Palestine that have received campus grants. The Blaze 11/25/15


President Les Wong announced that SF State will not grant contracts to soft drink companies for pouring rights on campus. This story was distributed through the Associated Press Wire Services and appeared in numerous outlets, including: Courthouse News Service 11/25/15

This article provides a historical overview of the relationship between the Tiburon Salmon Institute and the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, and mentions both Newell Garfield, former director of the Center, and Karina Nielsen, current director of the Center. The Ark 11/25/15 (Article not available online.)

This article cites memos and emails sent by Karina Nielsen, director of the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, that question the Tiburon Salmon Institute's practice of releasing pen-raised hatchery salmon into the wild. The Ark 11/25/15 (Article not available online.)

Michael Potepan, associate professor of economics at SF State, was interviewed about the booming economy in San Francisco. San Francisco Examiner 11/24/15

SF State professors Kathleen O'Donnell, associate dean of the School of Business, and Judi Strebel, chair of the marketing department, recently published research that defines what it means to be a "sport shopper."  Style.Mic 11/25/15San Francisco Business Times 11/24/15; The Daily Mail 11/24/15; The Statesman 11/15/15Web India 11/25/15Big News Network 11/25/15New Kerala 11/25/15Business Standard 11/25/15; Science Codex 11/24/15 

Alum Laura Parry of Marshfield, Massachusetts has joined the faculty of Sacred Heart School as International Student Program Coordinator. MENAFN.com 11/25/15 

Former SF State film student Pamela Gentile is the photographer for the San Francisco Film Society and an exhibit of her black and white photography was on view at the Presidio headquarters during a recent reception. San Francisco Chronicle 11/25/15

According to a team of scientists led by Stephen Kane, SF State assistant professor of physics and astronomy, the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR), launched in February this year to study how space weather could make an important contribution to the continuous search for alien worlds. Space Flight Insider 11/25/15; Space Daily 11/25/15

Alum Celia Esposito-Noy has been selected as the next superintendent-president of Solano Community College. Vallejo Times­-Herald 11/24/15

An alleged sexual assault was reported on campus early Saturday, Nov. 21.San Jose Mercury News 11/25/15KCBA-Monterey 11/24/15 SF (clip not available online); SFist 11/24/15; Contra Costa Times 11/24/15; San Francisco News 11/24/15; Daily Democrat 11/24/15; Oakland Tribune 11/24/15; Inside Bay Area News 11/24/15

SF State has ended negotiations and its tenancy of the Tiburon Salmon Institute at the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies.  The Ark 11/25/15 (Article not available online.)

Power was restored on campus after a brief outage on Nov. 24. San Francisco Examiner 11/25/15; SF Bay 11/24/15; KRON-4 11/24/15  

 

 


John Monteverdi, SF State professor of meteorology, dispels commonly held beliefs about the impending El Nino phenomenon.  PhysOrg 11/24/15

According to a team of scientists led by Stephen Kane, SF State assistant professor of physics and astronomy, the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR), launched in February this year to study how space weather could make an important contribution to the continuous search for alien worlds. PhysOrg 11/24/15

Jan Null, former adjunct professor of meteorology, comments on the king tides that are coming ashore in the Bay Area this week. San Francisco Chronicle 11/23/15

Alum Celia Esposito-Noy has been selected as the next superintendent-president of Solano Community College. Fairfield Daily Republic 11/25/15

An alleged sexual assault was reported on campus early Saturday, Nov. 21. SF Gate 11/23/15; The San Francisco Appeal 11/23/15; SF Bay 11/23/15; CBS Local 11/23/15; KRON-4 11/23/15KTVU 11/23/15; ABC News 11/23/15 

 


SF State professors Kathleen O'Donnell, associate dean of the School of Business, and Judi Strebel, chair of the marketing department, recently published research that defines what it means to be a "sport shopper." PhysOrg 11/23/15 

Mahmood Monshipouri, professor of International Relations at SF State, provides his opinion on the terrorist attacks that occurred in Paris on Nov. 13. Tehran Times 11/23/15

Jason Henderson, a professor of geography & environment at SF State, sits on the Market & Octavia Community Advisory Committee, which is examining issues related to rezoning the Hub, an area around the intersection of Market Street and Van Ness Avenue.  San Francisco Chronicle 11/22/15

Kenneth Monteiro, dean of the College of Ethnic Studies, was interviewed for this article about the University of Missouri student demand to increase to 10 percent the number of black faculty members. This story was distributed through the Associated Press Wire Services and appeared in numerous outlets, including: Albuquerque Journal 11/22/15 

Gwen Sanderson has been named director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at SF State.  San Francisco Chronicle 11/20/15

David Gill, SF State lecturer in the department of English Language and Literature, is interviewed about a new Amazon series, "The Man in the High Castle," which is based on one of Philip K. Dick’s major novels. Salon 11/20/15 

Alum Ed Russo has been named the Register Guard's business editor. Register Guard 11/23/15

Broadcasting alum Sherae Honeycutt has been named a multimedia journalist with KFVS News. KFVS News 11/23/15

This commentary on campus uprisings mentions SF State in a photo caption. The Algemeiner  11/23/15

This radio essay was written by the brother of an SF State alum from the housing projects in Richmond who inspired the author to pursue higher education. KQED Perspectives 11/23/15

With more baby boomers inching closer to retirement age, the San Mateo county government partnered with SF State to create a fellowship program to help attract young talent. Workforce 11/22/15

President Les Wong announced that SF State will not grant contracts to soft drink companies for pouring rights on campus. This story was distributed through the Associated Press Wire Services and appeared in numerous outlets, including: Breitbart News 11/22/15; SFist 11/20/15Forbes 11/20/15

KQED 11/20/15; CBS This Morning (clip not available online);San Francisco Chronicle 11/20/15; KPIX (CBS) 11/20/15 (clip not available online)

This article about suicide references a study conducted by the Family Acceptance Project of SF State. Herald Media 11/22/1

SF State police are searching for a man who exposed himself to a female student on campus Thursday morning. Los Angeles Times 11/21/15;  KTVU 11/20/15 (clip not available online);

This op-ed makes reference to former SF State president S. I. Hayakawa and his management of student protests during the 1960s. Daily Democrat 11/20/15; The Reporter 11/21/15

SF State has ended negotiations and its tenancy of the Tiburon Salmon Institute at the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies. North Bay Business Journal 11/20/15


John Sullivan, SF State professor of management, recommends "stay interviews" to maximize employee retention. The Wall Street Journal 11/20/15 

Weimin Zhang, associate professor of Cinema, returned to her alma mater, Ohio University, to screen her recent documentary film titled "Hutong Days." The Post Athens 11/19/15

William Cochlan, a senior research scientist at the Romberg Tiburon Center, comments on the high levels of toxic acid affecting Dungeness crabs. CBS Local 11/19/15

Kenneth Monteiro, dean of the College of Ethnic Studies, was interviewed for this article about the University of Missouri student demand to increase to 10 percent the number of black faculty members. This story was distributed through the Associated Press Wire Services and appeared in numerous outlets, including: Ledger-Gazette 11/19/15 

A study by Ryan Howell, associate professor of psychology, reveals that money cannot buy happiness. New Zealand Herald 11/19/15

SF State researchers are conducting studies to determine which areas of Marin are subject to sliding during rain storms. Marin Independent Journal 11/13/15

SF State students held a vigil Nov. 17 in remembrance of Nohemi Gonzalez, the Cal State Long Beach student who was killed in the terrorist attack in Paris on Nov. 13.  ABC News-6 11/19/15; ABC News (KOFY) 11/19/15 (Clips not available online)

After a long career with Industrial Light & Magic, alum and artist Jeff Mann has returned to creating original art. Ventura County Star 11/19/15

Alum Marlene Perez is a nurse practitioner and owner of Envious Skin Clinic in Vallejo. Times Herald Online 11/19/15

Broadcast journalism alum Justin Lum has joined KEPR-TV as sports anchor/reporter. KEPR-TV 

Alum Howard Bulka is the owner of Howie's Artisan Pizza in Palo Alto. Palo Alto Online 11/19/15

This op-ed details the difficulties encountered by SF State alum Isabel Concha-Foley when she applied for a passport. San Francisco Chronicle 11/19/15

SF State police are searching for a man who exposed himself to a female student on campus Thursday morning. SF Gate 11/20/15

President Les Wong announced that the university will not grant contracts to soft drink companies for pouring rights on campus. This story was distributed through the Associated Press Wire Services and appeared in numerous outlets, including: Inside Higher Ed 11/20/15; San Mateo Daily Journal 11/20/15;  KPIX (CBS) 11/19/15 and 11/20/15; ABC7 11/19/15 and 11/20/15 (clips not available online); NBC Bay Area 11/19/15; SF Bay 11/19/15; San Francisco Public Press 11/19/15San Francisco Sun Times 11/19/15; San Francisco Examiner 11/19/15; KQED News 11/19/15KOLO-8 (ABC); SF Gate 11/19/15; Hanford Sentinel 11/19/15 

This story references a survey conducted by SF State that reveals 17 percent of people were chronically late. Michigan This Morning (Fox) 11/20/15 (clip not available online)


Kenneth Monteiro, dean of the College of Ethnic Studies, was interviewed for this article about the University of Missouri student demand to increase to 10 percent the number of black faculty members. This story was distributed through the Associate Press Wire Services and appeared in numerous outlets, including: The Skanner 11/18/15

A study by Ryan Howell, associate professor of Psychology, is cited in this article. MyCentralJersey 11/18/15

SF State students held a vigil Nov. 17 in remembrance of Nohemi Gonzalez, the Cal State Long Beach student who was killed in the terrorist attack in Paris on Nov. 13.  KTVU-SF (Fox) 11/18/15; KCBA (Fox) 11/18/15 (Clips not available online)

School of Cinema alum Alka Raghuram recently completed a documentary titled "Burqa Boxers." The Hindu 11/19/15

SF State alum and founder of the Jefferson Airplane Marty Balin has released a new two-CD collection and is profiled in this review. Pacific Sun 11/18/15

Alum and recreation and leisure studies major John Murphy recalls the "new games movement" that played out during the 1970s while he was a student. Half Moon Bay Review 11/18/15

CEO of Arista Networks and SF State alum Jayshree Ullal is profiled in this article. India West 11/18/15

Alum Patrick Bergseid is co-owner of the Spoon Trade American Eatery in Grover Beach. The Santa Maria Sun 11/18/15

Alum Keith Larson is the bass player for folk music group InVoice. Record-Bee 11/18/15

San Francisco State University will host a meeting to solicit public input on requested proposals from soft drink companies for pouring rights on campus. KPIX (CBS) 11/19/15 (clip not available online)

This op-ed discusses various degrees at various universities, including SF State's degree in sexuality studies. Havelock News 11/19/15

 

 


Kenneth Monteiro, dean of the College of Ethnic Studies, was interviewed for this article about the University of Missouri student demand to increase to 10 percent the number of black faculty members. This story was distributed through the Associate Press Wire Services and appeared in numerous outlets, including: Greene County Democrat 11/18/15

A new cookbook by Catriona Rueda Esquibel, associate professor in the College of Ethnic Studies, is reviewed. Take Part  11/17/15 

Luoluo Hong, vice president for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management,  is silhouetted against a projection screen in this photo as she speaks to SF State's Academic Senate during a Title IX training workshop. San Francisco Chronicle 11/17/15

School of Cinema alum Alka Raghuram recently completed a documentary titled "Burqa Boxers." The Hindu 11/18/15

SF State students held a vigil Nov. 17 in remembrance of Nohemi Gonzalez, the Cal State Long Beach student who was killed in the terrorist attack in Paris on Nov. 13.  NBC Bay Area 11/17/15; KGO-SF (ABC) 11/18/15; KPIX-SF (CBS); KOFY-SF (ABC); KGO-SF (ABC); KNTV (NBC); KRXI (Fox); KCBA (Fox) 11/17/15 (Clips not available online)

Taste of the Bay, a fundraiser for SF State's Hospitality and Tourism Management program, is featured in this article. San Francisco Eater 11/17/15

 


Kenneth Monteiro, dean of the College of Ethnic Studies, was interviewed for this article about the University of Missouri student demand to increase to 10 percent the number of black faculty members.  This story was distributed through the Associate Press Wire Services and appeared in numerous outlets, including: ABC News 11/17/15; News Gazette 11/17/15; Imperial Valley Press 11/17/15; Wisc News 11/17/15El Paso Inc. 11/17/15 ; Albuquerque Journal 11/17/15 

John Sullivan, professor of Management, provided strategies on how to leave a job gracefully. Daily Finance 11/16/15

In a recently published online study, Leonard Sklar, professor of Earth & Climate Sciences, and colleagues show how two established geochemical techniques can be combined in a novel way to reveal both the altitude where river rocks were originally produced and the rate of erosion that led them to crumble into the river. Science Codex 11/16/15

SF State student and former foster youth Heather Matheson participated in a discussion about foster care in California.  KALW 11/16/15   

This article mentions the vigil that will be held at SF State Nov. 17 in remembrance of Nohemi Gonzalez, the Cal State Long Beach student who was killed in the terrorist attack in Paris on Nov. 13. ABC6 11/16/15

Celia LoBuono Gonzalez, a 22-year-old junior majoring in communication and geography at SF State, is helping to lead the opposition to corporate pouring rights on campus. This story was distributed through the Associate Press Wire Services and appeared in numerous outlets, including: Gillette News Record 11/16/15; Jackson Hole News & Guide 11/16/15

This story profiles Eva Royale, a former campus housing resident, who was displaced from San Francisco's Mission district. KALW 11/16/15 

This op-ed discusses campus unrest and refers to the protests at SF State in 1968. The Wall Street Journal 11/16/15

SF State has ended negotiations and its tenancy of the Tiburon Salmon Institute at the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies. KPIX 11/17/15 (clip not available online); KGO-TV 11/17/15 (clip not available online); Marin Independent Journal 11/16/15; San Francisco Examiner 11/16/15 


An image of the dark galaxy Abell 520 is credited in part to Andisheh Nahdavi, associate professor of Physics and Astronomy at San Francisco State University. China Topix 11/16/15

Gwen Sanderson has been named director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at San Francisco State University. The Chronicle of Higher Education 11/15/15

This article profiles former NFL player Kermit Alexander and his new book "The Valley of the Shadow of Death: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption," which was co-written with  Alex Gerould, assistant professor of Criminal Justice Studies, and Jeffrey Snipes, associate professor of Criminal Justice Studies at SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 11/13/15 

Celia LoBuono Gonzalez, a 22-year-old junior majoring in communication and geography at SF State, is helping to lead the opposition to corporate pouring rights on campus.  This story was distributed through the Associate Press Wire Services and appeared in numerous outlets, including: San Mateo Daily Journal 11/16/15; Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette 11/16/15The Oklahoman 11/16/15; Arizona Daily Star/Tucson.com 11/15/15; Fox News Latino 11/16/15; Sacramento Bee 11/15/15; Manteca Bulletin 11/15/15; Honolulu Star Advertiser 11/15/15; KSBY6 11/15/15; KTVN2 11/15/15; Sentinel-Tribune 11/15/15 ; KPIX-CBS 11/15/15San Francisco Chronicle 11/14/15  

Fiona Sharkey, an SF State freshman, is a California Water Service scholarship recipient.  ChicoER 11/15/15

This opinion piece mentions former SF State President S.I. Hiyakawa and his actions during student protests in the 1960s. Town Hall 11/16/15 

SF State researchers are credited in this article about moods. Yahoo Health 11/15/15  

This op-ed mentions SF State's Sexuality Studies major. Sun Journal 11/13/15

 


Gwen Sanderson has been named director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at San Francisco State University. San Francisco Business Times 11/12/15 

Celia LoBuono Gonzalez, a 22-year-old junior majoring in communication and geography at SF State, is helping to lead the opposition to corporate pouring rights on campus.  San Francisco Chronicle 11/13/15

SF State's Hospitality and Tourism Management students were among the finalists at the Smith Travel Research's inaugural Market Study Competition.  Niagara Frontier Publications 11/12/14

SF State School of Nursing alum Louisa Reade is currently volunteering with Project HOPE in Macedonia. Ashland Daily Tidings 11/12/15

Alum, actor and activist Danny Glover reflects on the 46th anniversary of the 1968/1969 Black Student Union and Third World Liberation Front student-led strike, which successfully led to the birth of the field of modern ethnic studies and the first and only College of Ethnic Studies in the United States. Liberation 11/11/15 

The president of San Francisco Performances, Ruth Felt, is retiring. Felt created the partnership with SF State that sends the Alexander String Quartet into local schools. KQED 11/11/15

 


SF State Professors of Biology Vance Vredenburg and Andy Zink conducted studies that help explain how a deadly fungus arrived in California and began wiping out amphibian populations. PhysOrg 11/11/15 

William Cochlan, an SF State Biology lecturer, comments about the toxic algae bloom in the Pacific Ocean and the need for continued research.  San Francisco Public Press 11/11/15; Bay Nature 11/11/15; San Francisco Examiner 11/11/15 

SF State student Emily Enriquez is interviewed for this story about the Fil-Am film festival. ABS-CBN 11/12/15 

SF State student and former foster youth Heather Matheson will be a featured guest for a discussion on issues facing foster youth. KALW radio 11/10/15   

Student Crestina Scolaro is interviewed in this feature about homelessness in San Francisco. KRON4 11/10/15 

Drama alum Drew Reitz makes his debut at the Custom Made Theatre Company in their production of "Love & Warcraft." Broadway World 11/12/15

SF State alum and renowned beat poet Michael McClure is profiled. San Francisco Chronicle 11/10/15

A study conducted at SF State is cited in this collection of tips for those starting their first jobs. Fast Company 11/12/15

This article discusses SF State's RFP to solicit corporate pouring rights on campus. Food Politics 11/11/15

The SF State student strike, which lasted for five months (between Nov. 6, 1968 and March 20, 1969) has been recognized as the longest campus strike in United States history. Breitbart 11/11/15

A joint residency between San Francisco Performances and SF State that sends the Alexander String Quartet, as well as other visiting artists, into local schools is mentioned. SF Gate 11/11/15

This article discusses KPOO radio, born of the 1968/69 student strike at San Francisco State University that led to the establishment of the first College of Ethnic Studies in the country. San Francisco Chronicle 11/10/15 

After 30 years at San Francisco State, where it began, the Irving M. Klein International String Competition is moving to the San Francisco Conservatory. SF Gate 11/10/15


William Cochlan, an SF State Biology lecturer, comments about the toxic algae bloom in the Pacific Ocean and the need for continued research.  ABC News 11/9/15 

The Romburg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies was the setting for a discussion about a disease destroying Marin's starfish, and Professor of Biology Sarah Cohen is interviewed. The Daily Democrat 11/9/15; Marin Independent Journal 11/8/15

This is a review of "Patient No More," a project curated by Catherine Kudlick, professor of History and director of the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at SF State, and Emily Bietiks, associate director of the Institute.  Berkeleyside 11/9/15

SF State was mentioned as the first university in the nation to establish an Ethnic Studies program in this article about the Oakland School District and a new mandate that requires ethnic studies classes in high schools. NBC News 11/10/15

This op-ed discusses the recent events fueled by racial discrimination at the University of Missouri and mentions an incident at SF State alleging racial discrimination.  VDare 11/9/15

This is a reprint of an op-ed article that makes a reference to a report by the David Horowitz Freedom Center that SF State is among 10 colleges friendly toward terrorists. Front Page 11/10/15

 


Kevin Eschleman, assistant professor of Psychology, is interviewed about the importance of creativity in reducing stress.  Merinews 11/9/15 

Ryan Howell, associate professor of Psychology, comments about the relationship between happiness, spending money and debt. Benzinga 11/8/15

William Cochlan, an SF State Biology lecturer, comments about the toxic algae bloom in the Pacific Ocean and the need for continued research. Al Jazeera America 11/6/15 

This article discusses recent studies by SF State Professors of Biology Vance Vredenburg and Andy Zink about a deadly fungus that is killing amphibian populations in California. Science Blog 11/6/15

SF State alum and art gallery owner John Berggruen is profiled in this article. San Francisco Chronicle 11/8/15

Chia Wei-Woo, former president of SF State, is interviewed in this article about education in China. Shanghai Daily 11/9/15

Amy Hittner, emeritus professor of Counseling, is interviewed in this story about Alzheimer's disease. Healthzette 11/9/15

This article about the California End of Life Option Act quotes Paul Longmore, who was a professor of History at SF State and founder of the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability.  World Socialist Web Site 11/9/15

The Romburg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies was the setting for a discussion about a disease destroying Marin's starfish. San Jose Mercury News 11/9/15

This article about the global economy includes a photo and a mention of a job recruiting fair at SF State. Khaleej Times 11/9/15 

This article makes a reference to Sam Hayakawa, former SF State President. Powerline 11/9/15 

Political Science and International Relations alum Saeb Erekat, a possible candidate for chairman of the Palestinian Authority, has harnessed the power of social media to get his message out. CNBC World 11/8/15 (clip not available online)   

This program is a historical retrospective of the Operation Abolition movement and the participation of students on college campuses, including SF State. CSPAN3 11/7/15 (clip not available online)

Bicycle thefts at SF State are the subject of this story. SFist 11/6/15


Sarah Cohen, professor of Biology at SF State, is interviewed about climate change and global warming and their disastrous impact on the planet. CBS News 11/6/15 and 11/5/15 This story ran on dozens of CBS affiliate stations throughout the U.S. (clip not available online); Pulse Headlines 11/5/15; NewsBusters 11/5/15 

Antwi Akom, associate professor of Africana Studies in the College of Ethnic Studies, commented on clean power plans and the importance of including disadvantaged communities. Green Biz 11/6/15  

James Dudley, a lecturer in Criminal Justic Studies, comments on an alleged case of racial profiling. Half Moon Bay Review 11/5/15

The musical career of jazz flutist John Calloway, lecturer in the School of Music, is the topic of this profile. San Jose Mercury News 11/4/15

Former student Carolyn McArdle is profiled in this article about her new job as host of the KOSF-FM morning show. SF Gate 11/5/15

Political Science and International Relations alum Saeb Erekat, a possible candidate for chairman of the Palestinian Authority, has harnessed the power of social media to get his message out. CNBC World 11/5/15 (clip not available online)   

SF State is cited as one of eight schools with unique graduate-level programs. Uloop 11/6/15

This op-ed article makes a reference to a report by the David Horowitz Freedom Center that SF State is among 10 colleges friendly toward terrorists. Washington Times 11/5/15 


A presentation about filmmaker Orson Welles by Professor of Cinema Joseph McBride is discussed in this article. Pacific Sun 11/4/15 

William Cochlan, biology lecturer at the Romburg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, is interviewed in this article about crab season and toxic algae bloom. San Francisco Chronicle 11/4/15 

This op-ed piece discusses David Lee, SF State Political Science lecturer, and his political science class that put Proposition E on the San Francisco election ballot. San Francisco Examiner 11/4/15 

David Lee, SF State Political Science lecturer, comments on the San Francisco election and implications of the Supervisor race results for Mayor Ed Lee. Los Angeles Times 11/4/15

Alum Pat O'Brien has been named interim parks director for Marin County.  News Pointer 11/4/15 http://www.marinscope.com/news_pointer/news/interim-parks-director-selected/article_8230354e-827e-11e5-9546-c79952b2fe78.html

A photo of SF State is featured in this article about California State University faculty members across the state who have voted to authorize a strike if contract talks with the university fail to result in a better deal. ABC News 11/4/15

SF State faculty members Sheila Tully, lecturer in the department of Anthropology, and Philip Klasky, lecturer in the department of American Indian Studies, are interviewed in this article about the CSU faculty strike authorization.  San Francisco Chronicle 11/4/15; SFGate 11/4/15


Antwi Akom, associate professor of Africana Studies in the College of Ethnic Studies, commented on clean power plans and the importance of including disadvantaged communities. Green Biz 11/4/15 

Jason McDaniel, assistant professor of Political Science, comments on Aaron Peskin's apparent win in the San Francisco Board of Supervisors race. San Francisco Examiner 11/4/5 

Catherine J. Kudlick, director of Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability and professor of History, comments in this article about the University of Michigan Press and its endorsement of guidelines for publishing universal digital books. Kudlick was part of a group of disability studies scholars that helped create the guidelines. Inside Higher Education 11/3/15 

Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman comments on the cost of housing in San Francisco and Mayor Ed Lee's performance on affordable housing issues.  KCBS-AM 11/3/15 (Clip not available online)

San Francisco State political science students put Proposition E on the San Francisco election ballot, but 66 percent of voters said no. San Francisco Chronicle 11/3/15; SF Gate 11/3/15

Alum Tait Detro is co-owner of a new skateboard company that uses locally sourced, reclaimed wood. Los Altos Town Crier 11/4/15

In the San Francisco election, alum Alex Randolph held his seat on the City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees. San Francisco Chronicle 11/4/15; SF Gate 11/4/15

The mansion of alum, singer and performer Johnny Mathis was destroyed in a fire. The Inquisitr 11/3/15; TMZ 11/3/15


David Lee, SF State Political Science lecturer, and his students analyzed the City of San Francisco's public meetings for a class project and wrote the Sunshine and Open Government Act of 2015, also known as Proposition E, a San Francisco ballot measure.  Wall Street Journal 11/3/15 

Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies/Race and Resistance Studies Rabab Abdulhadi comments on the commemoration of the Edward Said Palestine Cultural Mural in this article.  KPFA.org 11/2/15 (clip not available online)

Calvin Welch, an SF State Political Science lecturer, comments on Airbnb's push against Proposition F, which is on the San Francisco ballot.  Wired 11/2/15

A new movie about the board game "Monopoly" will focus on Parker Brothers' 1974 lawsuit against Economics Professor Emeritus Ralph Anspach, who created the rival board game, "Anti-Monopoly." Toy & Hobby Retailer 11/3/15

San Francisco State political science students and their efforts toward putting Proposition E on the ballot are mentioned in this blog about how the tech industry will be affected by this year's San Francisco election. Wall Street Journal 11/3/15 

SF State alum and "Inside Out" producer Jonas Rivera is interviewed in this story. Toonzone 11/3/15

Political Science and International Relations alum Saeb Erekat  is mentioned as one of three possible candidates for chairman of the Palestinian Authority.  i24news 11/3/15

Alum Holly Bowling is a classically trained pianist and just released an album devoted solely to Phish songs on solo piano.  Wicked Local, Wareham Courier 11/3/15Wicked Local, Maynard 11/3/15; Wicked Local, Natick 11/3/15 and numerous other regional newspapers.  

Journalism and Latino Studies alum Juan De Anda is an arts and culture columnist for SF Bay. SF Bay 11/3/15 

This article reports details of an assault and armed robbery that occurred on the SF State campus in the early hours of Sunday, Nov. 1. SFist 11/2/15 ; CBS Local 11/2/15 


David Lee, SF State Political Science lecturer, and his students analyzed the City of San Francisco's public meetings for a class project and wrote the Sunshine and Open Government Act of 2015, also known as Proposition E, a San Francisco ballot measure.  San Francisco Examiner 11/2/15; Hoodline 11/1/15

Jessica Beard, a lecturer in English Language and Literature at SF State, is interviewed in this article about the middle class in America. The Christian Science Monitor 11/1/15; Yahoo News 11/1/15

A new study by two San Francisco State University professors and a Queensland University of Technology Business School professor has identified a unique "sports shopper" profile, whose motivations and behaviors relate directly to that of a sports athlete. Brisbane Times 11/1/15

Assistant Professor of Cinema Steve Choe was mentioned in reference to a previous interview about horror movies in this morning show segment. KTVU 10/31/15 (clip not available online)

Alum Hans Christinger has been named to the advisory board of Innovus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Military Technologies 11/2/15; Virtual Strategy Magazine 11/2/15; Digital Journal 11/2/15; CNN Money 11/2/15 

Alum Holly Bowling is a classically trained pianist and just released an album devoted solely to Phish songs on solo piano.  Wicked Local, The Patriot Ledger 11/1/15

Actor, alum and activist Danny Glover talks about studying economics at SF State. CBS Los Angeles 11/1/15 

Former drama student Brantley Kearns is a contemporary country music performer and is highlighted in this article. Los Angeles Times 10/31/15 

This live interview on the SF State campus provides details of the assault and armed robbery that occurred on campus in the early hours of Sunday, Nov. 1. KTVU-Fox 11/2/15 (clip not available online); KCBA-Fox 11/2/15 (clip not available online)

San Francisco State is mentioned in this article about a professor who is suing the governing board of Mount San Jacinto Community College. Breaking Israeli News 11/1/15

This report provides details of the assault and armed robbery that occurred on the SF State campus in the early hours of Sunday, Nov. 1.  KRON-4 11/1/15 (clip not available online)

SF State has been named one of four California universities in the top 10 terrorist-friendly campuses, according to a report from the David Horowitz Freedom Center. Right Side News 11/1/15

The average salaries and college debt of recent college graduates are discussed in this story. Los Angeles Times 10/31/15 

SF State's J. Paul Leonard Library has undergone major renovations to enhance study spaces for students. SF Gate 10/30/15 

San Francisco State University Dean of Division of Undergraduate Studies Jennifer Summit is interviewed in this article about honors programs. SF Gate 10/30/15 

The San Francisco State University Registrar is contacted during this episode. MTV Catfish 10/30/15 (clip not available online)

This article mentions SF State's partnership with biotechnology company Genentech. SF Gate 10/30/15


October

Jessica Fields, SF State professor of Sociology, is interviewed about LGBTQ bullying. Huffington Post 10/29/15

Assistant Professor of Cinema Steve Choe was interviewed about horror movies in this morning show segment. KTVU 10/29/15 (clip not available online)

Emily Beitiks, associate director of SF State's Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability, is interviewed in this article about the Superfest film festival. Digital Journal 10/29/15

David Lee, a lecturer in Political Science at SF State, is interviewed about the San Francisco race for supervisor in District 2. KQED 10/29/15

A new movie about the board game "Monopoly" will focus on Parker Brothers' 1974 lawsuit against Economics Professor Emeritus Ralph Anspach, who created the rival board game, "Anti-Monopoly." Gulf News 10/130/15

The career of International Relations alum Javad Zarif, Iran's minister of foreign affairs, is examined in this article.  Your Middle East 10/30/15

Alum Aimee Valentine, who earned her MFA in Creative Writing, is interviewed in this story about the Creative Writing Ph.D. program at Western Michigan University where she teaches. Western Herald 10/29/15 

SF State has been named one of four California universities in the top 10 terrorist-friendly campuses, according to a report from the David Horowitz Freedom Center. XETV-San Diego 10/29/15 (clip not available online)

This article about the University of Wyoming debate team mentions SF State. KOWL 10/29/15 

SF State is mentioned in this article about college bands. SF Weekly 10/29/15 


Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel comments on the San Francisco mayoral race. SF Examiner 10/29/15

Jim Dudley, a lecturer in the School of Pilipino American Collegiate Endeavors, comments on the actions taken by a deputy in the Santa Clara County Main Jail when a man confessed to a murder and the deputy released him. San Jose Mercury News 10/28/15; Daily Democrat 10/28/15Tri-Valley Herald 10/28/15; The Argus 10/28/15Oakland Tribune 10/28/15 Contra Costa Times 10/28/15; Alameda Times-Star 10/28/15

SF State Computer Science student Fidel Quezada and alum Alejandra Sánchez are both undocumented immigrants who educate undocumented immigrant teens about opportunities in higher education.  Richmond Confidential 10/28/15

Alum Amy Farah Weiss is running for mayor of San Francisco. KALW Radio 10/28/15

Journalism alum Richard Hanner is now the editorial content director of Gold Country Media. Auburn Journal Roseville & Granite Bay Press-Tribune 10/27/15

Former art student Lisa Bruce is a permanent cosmetic artist who works with mastectomy patients. Contra Costa Times 10/28/15


This editorial references Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel's recent study on ranked-choice voting. Minneapolis Star Tribune 10/27/15

Alum and noted ceramicist Ron Nagle is highlighted in this story about a new solo show in New York's Mathew Marks Gallery. KQED Monterey 10/27/15, 10/28/15 (clip not available online)

Actor, activist and alum Danny Glover is featured in ad campaigns for Propositions F and I, which are on the ballot in the upcoming San Francisco election. San Francisco Chronicle 10/27/15 

A new movie about the board game "Monopoly" will focus on Parker Brothers' 1974 lawsuit against Economics Professor Emeritus Ralph Anspach, who created the rival board game, "Anti-Monopoly." Deadline Hollywood 10/27/15; The Guardian 10/28/15  

This story explores the sea conditions during the sinking of the "Leviathan II," a whale-watching boat that capsized off the coast of British Columbia 20 years ago, and researchers at SF State who provided information about wave frequency that could explain the tragedy. The Globe and Mail 10/27/15

This report explored average student debt at California universities, including SF State. KGO-SF (ABC) 10/28/15 (clip not available online)

This article discusses fossil fuel divestment campaigns that are active at schools throughout North America, and references universities that have pledged to divest their investments, including SF State. National Observer 10/27/15

 


This blog by John Sullivan, professor of management at SF State, discusses ways to reduce hiring bias against women. Wall Street Journal 10/27/15

A letter written to Airbnb by SF State's Martha Kenney, assistant professor of Women and Gender Studies, is featured in this story about the home rental start-up's recent advertising campaign. Market Watch 10/26/15

Writer, artist and alum Jose Hector Cadena was a guest panelist at the San Diego City College International Book Fair 10th anniversary celebration. City Times 10/27/15 http://www.sdcitytimes.com/arts/2015/10/27/poetic-panel-present-words-from-the-soul/

Journalism alum Richard Hanner is now the editorial content director of Gold Country Media. Auburn Journal 10/27/15 http://www.auburnjournal.com/article/10/26/15/richard-hanner-joins-gold-country-media-editorial-content-director

Alum Carol Svolos has joined the Omaha, NE law firm of Kutak Rock.  Omaha World-Herald 10/26/15 http://www.omaha.com/money/inside-business/kutak-rock/article_73c0825c-639a-552a-9055-8ab37cd4cdf4.html

This article discusses the American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise and their role as catalysts to the creation of permanent chairs, centers and programs at a dozen universities, including San Francisco State. Jerusalem Post 10/26/15 http://www.jpost.com/Blogs/Classroom-Battlegrounds/Faculty-and-BDS-430100


Jason McDaniel, assistant professor of political science, comments on San Francisco's District 3 Supervisor political race.  San Francisco Chronicle 10/23/15

Charles Postel, SF State associate professor of history, discusses the future of work in the U.S. in this editorial. Pacific Standard 10/26/15

Several SF State students were interviewed in this story about a proposed bonfire fee at San Francisco beaches. SF Gate 10/24/15

Students at SF State and nearly 20 other schools are mounting campaigns – Fight for $15 – demanding better pay for part-time work. Daily Herald 10/25/15Chicago Daily-Herald 10/25/15

Alum Mark Izu is recognized for his contributions to jazz in this article about SF Music Day. San Francisco Classical Voice 10/22/15

Former SFSU nursing student Nina Hartley is interviewed in this story about adult film actors of the '70s and '80s. New York Daily News 10/23/15

Alum and noted ceramicist Ron Nagle is highlighted in this NPR Weekend Edition story about a new solo show in New York's Mathew Marks Gallery. KQED 10/25/15; Iowa Public Radio 10/24/15; WPPN 10/24/15Public Radio Tulsa 10/25/15;WMUK 10/24/15; Wyoming Public Radio 10/24/15; WNIU and WNIJ 10/25/15;WKMS 10/24/15; WVAS 10/24/15WBAA 10/24/15NCPR 10/24/15; and numerous other public radio outlets.

Former student Keith Griffith founded cruisingforsex.com, a website described in this article as a turning point in the history of gay life in the U.S. Atlas Obscura 10/25/15

Christopher Apodaca, running for a seat on the ABC Unified School Board, donated a scholarship to SF State. Press-Telegram 10/25/15 

Alum Shifra Devorah Witt lives in Jerusalem and describes her first walk to an evening class in light of recent terror attacks. Chabad News 10/26/15

SF State is mentioned in this editorial about campus housing. Davis Enterprise 10/25/15

In this article, San Francisco State is one of 25 colleges noted for their great locations.

Milford News 10/25/15Utica Observer-Dispatch 10/25/15; State Journal-Register 10/25/15Ionia Sentinel-Standard 10/25/15;The Mexico Ledger 10/25/15;  Sleepy Eye Herald-Dispatch 10/15/15Kiowa County Signal 10/25/15St. James Plaindealer 10/25/15Redwood Falls Gazetter 10/25/15Gurdon Times 10/25/15Nebraska City News-Press 10/25/15Middletown Transcript 10/25/15Aurora Advertiser 10/25/15; and numerous other publications. 


A letter written to Airbnb by SF State's Martha Kenney, assistant professor of Women and Gender Studies, is featured in this story about the home rental start-up's recent advertising campaign. Big Think 10/23/15Allgov California 10/23/15Wall Street Journal, The CIO Report 10/23/15Gizmodo Australia 10/23/15CNET 10/22/15Flemingsburg Gazette 10/22/15NBC Bay Area 10/22/15WAGs World Cup 10/22/15Newsy WKBW 10/22/15ABC News2 10/22/15News & Observer 10/22/15Miami Herald 10/22/15CBS News Moneywatch 10/22/15Sacramento Bee 10/22/15Myrtle Beach Sun News 10/22/15;  KQED News 10/22/15The Mary Sue 10/22/15 

Charles Postel, SF State associate professor of history, is interviewed in this story about the progressive era after actor Jon Voight equates progressivism with communism. Punditfact 10/22/15 

Marc Dollinger, professor of Jewish Studies, comments on a $3 million grant from the Helen Diller Family Foundation to the Contemporary Jewish Museum and its impact on the community. J Weekly 10/22/15 

Phil Klasky, a lecturer in the College of Ethnic Studies, comments in this story about the recent California State University faculty union strike vote. Lidtime 10/22/15

Members of the California State University faculty union, including faculty members at SF State, voted Monday morning on whether or not to authorize a statewide strike for fair wages. TV Newsroom 10/22/15Diverse Issues in Higher Education


A letter written to Airbnb by SF State's Martha Kenney, assistant professor of Women and Gender Studies, is featured in this story about the home rental start-up's recent advertising campaign. Quartz 10/22/15; KALW 10/22/15 (clip not available online); Fast Company 10/22/15; India Times 10/22/15; The Verge 10/22/15; The Guardian 10/22/15; Business Insider Australia 10/21/15; Business Insider 10/21/15Business Insider India 10/21/15 

Dawn Mabalon, SF State associate professor of history, is interviewed in this article about Filipino labor leader Larry Itliong. ABC30 10/21/15  

Former SF State Physics and Astronomy Adjunct Professor Geoffrey Marcy's adjunct title was revoked after his resignation from UC Berkeley amid sexual harassment allegations. Nature 10/21/15

Alumna Wendy Aragon is a candidate for a seat on San Francisco's Community College Board. San Francisco Public Press 10/21/15

Alum Olivia Griffin is featured in this article about style. The Courier-Journal 10/22/15

Alum Shifra Devorah Witt lives in Jerusalem and describes a 45-minute bus ride to the grocery store in light of recent terror attacks. Chabad News 10/22/15

Former student Alex Petralia is interviewed in this article about the rising cost of concert tickets in San Francisco. SF Weekly 10/21/15  

Alum Alex Fleshman is the drummer for psychedelic band Cool Ghouls. The Bandwagon 10/21/15  

Composer, musician and former SF State student Phil Collins is highlighted in this article. Good Times 10/21/15

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education John King announced a new federal resource guide for undocumented students during an appearance at SF State. Bizpac Review 10/21/15;

Latin Post 10/21/15; KQED-FM (clip not available online)  

This article references studies conducted by SF State that predict earthquakes in Southern California. Telesur 10/22/15  

This editorial references former president S.I. Hayakawa and the Black Panther movement at SF State. Scarlet Letters 10/21/15

UCSF's new bookstore is operated by the same company used by SF State. UCSF News Service 10/21/15 

 


A new study by Erik Peper, SF State professor of health education, reveals good posture enhances mood and performance. The Tribune 10/21/15

This article discusses the impact that former SF State Physics and Astronomy Adjunct Professor Geoffrey Marcy's sexual misconduct will have on sexual harassment attitudes and policies in academia. The Bend Bulletin 10/20/15

In this article, astronomy researchers discuss their hopes that the sexual harassment revelations surrounding former SF State Physics and Astronomy Adjunct Professor Geoffrey Marcy will lead to improvements in working conditions for women in astronomy. Nature 10/21/15  

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education John King announced a new federal resource guide for undocumented students during an appearance at SF State. San Francisco Examiner 10/20/15NBC News 10/21/15KQED 10/21/15 California Report (Clip not available online); Education Week 10/20/15 

Alum Omar Arias-Montez is campaigning for a board seat in the Sanitary District No. 5 election in Marin.  Marin Independent Journal 10/21/15  

Cinematography alum James Shumate recently recorded the soundtrack for a production of Cinderelli in Moraga. La Morinda Weekly 10/21/15  

Alumna Sonia Najjar has been named associate dean for research and innovation in the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Ohio University. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 10/21/15 

Alum Drew Reitz is appearing in an upcoming production at Custom Made Theatre Company. Broadway World 10/20/15

SF State is just one location that hosts marathon readings of Herman Melville's epic novel "Moby Dick."  SF Gate 10/20/15 


A new study by Erik Peper, SF State professor of health education, reveals good posture enhances mood and performance. The Tribune 10/20/15

Jason McDaniel, SF State assistant professor of political science, comments in this article about two new San Francisco resolutions to address the city's sanctuary policies. SF Gate 10/19/15; San Francisco Chronicle 10/19/15

This article about the political race between San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi and former Chief Deputy and opponent Vicki Hennessy includes comments by Jason McDaniel, SF State assistant professor of political science. San Francisco Chronicle 10/20/15

This article discusses the impact that a UC Berkeley investigation into the behavior of former SF State Physics and Astronomy Adjunct Professor Geoffrey Marcy will have on sexual harassment attitudes and policies in academia. Forbes 10/19/15

Members of the California State University faculty union, including faculty members at SF State, began voting Monday morning on whether or not to authorize a statewide strike for fair wages. Patch 10/20/15; SF Bay News 10/20/15; iSurfPaducah 10/20/15; KTVU 10/19/15; The Californian 10/19/15; Bakersfield Now 10/19/15; Orange County Register 10/19/15; San Francisco Chronicle 10/19/15 

Students at SF State and nearly 20 other schools are mounting campaigns – Fight for $15 – demanding better pay for part-time work. Treeangle 10/19/15 

Alum Jonathan Farrell transferred to SF State in later life, but remembers an influential history teacher from The Franciscan University of Steubenville. Digital Journal 10/19/15

"The Ruining," a psychological thriller set at San Francisco State University, is reviewed in this article.  The Concordian 10/20/15


Amy Sueyoshi, associate dean of the College of Ethnic Studies, is mentioned in this article about LGBT History Month. The Rafu Shimpo 10/16/15

Christen Sasaki, assistant professor of Asian American Studies, led a discussion about the movie "Picture Bride" during a 20th anniversary screening of the film in Japantown. Nichi Bei 10/15/15  

Students at SF State and nearly 20 other schools are mounting campaigns – Fight for $15 – demanding better pay for part-time work. Washington Post 10/19/15

League of Filipino Students from SF State participated in a demonstration at the Israeli Consulate in San Francisco. Liberation 10/17/15

This article discusses the impact that former SF State physics and astronomy professor Geoffrey Marcy's sexual misconduct will have on sexual harassment attitudes and policies in academia. Santa Cruz Sentinel 10/17/15; Daily News Democrat 10/18/15; Contra Costa Times 10/17/15; San Jose Mercury News 10/18/15 

Alums Mehran Esmaili and his wife, Nooshin Ansarinia, owners of Shoe Biz, were engineering students at SF State when they first began selling shoes. Hoodline 10/16/15

This story about Clyde Kennard, a civil rights activist, mentions the paucity of Indian students at California state universities in the late 1960s. Indian Country Today Media Network 10/18/15 

As the CSU-wide faculty strike-authorization vote begins, SF State faculty members will hold a voting kick-off event at noon Monday, Oct. 19 and in-person strike-authorization voting begins. KRON4 10/19/15; SF Bay News 10/15/15

San Francisco State is mentioned numerous times in this episode of Bar Rescue. SPIKE US Cable 10/18/15 (clip not available online)

Dormcuts, a hair salon service that provides students with haircuts in the comfort of their dorm rooms, arrives at SF State this week in the beta-testing phase. USA Today 10/17/15 


Research from SF State's Family Acceptance Project has shown that more than half of LGBT adults ages 21 to 24 had been pressured by their parents to change their sexual orientation when they were teenagers. Flemingsburg Gazette 10/16/15; Al-Jazeera America 10/15/15

This articles references a blog post alleging sexual misconduct by former SF State physics and astronomy professor Geoffrey Marcy. The Wire 10/16/15

Professor of Jewish Studies Marc Dollinger comments on the debate on college campuses, including SF State, over the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. J Weekly 10/15/15

The opinion piece references the 1968-69 student strike at SF State that led to the creation of the nation's first College of Ethnic Studies. The Huffington Post 10/15/15

Faculty members at SF State will take part in a CSU-wide faculty strike authorization vote beginning next week and hold a rally on campus on Oct. 19. CBS San Francisco 10/15/15

University of California, Berkeley astronomer Geoff Marcy, a former professor of physics and astronomy at SF State, has resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct. Santa Rosa Press Democrat 10/15/15; Buzzfeed 10/15/15

This article references a human sexuality class that has been taught at SF State in the past. The College Fix 10/15/15

Alums Alex Randolph, Wendy Aragon and Tom Temprano are running for a seat on the City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees. San Francisco Chronicle 10/15/15

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is an SF State alum. The Huffington Post 10/15/15

Alum and North View reporter Sandy Lopez has been named a 2015 Journalist of Merit by the Nevada Press Association. Las Vegas Review Journal 10/15/15

Actor Austin Scott, an SF State alum, plays a lead role in the horror film "They Found Hell" which premieres Saturday on the Syfy network. San Jose Mercury News 10/15/15

Equality Forum has selected alum and filmmaker Arthur Dong as an "LGBT Icon." San Diego Gay and Lesbian News 10/10/15


Students were interviewed during a protest in opposition to the Coca-Cola and Pepsi beverage companies' proposals for an exclusive "pouring rights" contract on campus. KCBS-10 10/14/15; KGO-AM radio 10/14/15; KCBS-FM radio 10/14/15 (clips not available online)

Geoffrey Marcy, SF State adjunct professor of astronomy, resigns from Berkeley faculty post amid allegations of sexual misconduct. Seating Chair 10/15/15Newser 10/15/15NYSE Post 10/14/15KRON-4 10/14/15Honolulu Star Advertiser 10/14/15; Nature 10/14/15 Laboratory Equipment 10/14/15San Francisco Examiner 10/14/15; Huffington Post 10/14/15 

Local filmmaker and alum Nick Aquilino, a former graduate student at SF State, recalls the first AIDS vigil held in San Francisco 30 years ago. Metro Weekly 10/15/15

Alum and restaurant consultant Liz Subauste is featured in this story about San Francisco's award-winning eateries. 7x7 10/14/15

In this essay about growing up Latina in our educational system, alum Mariaelena Marcano gives credit to Doris Flower, professor and department chair in the department of Equity Leadership & IT, Graduate College of Education, for her guidance. Huffington Post 10/14/15 

This article reviews upcoming San Francisco municipal election ballot measures, including Prop. E, which was crafted by SF State students in their government class. Bay Area Reporter October 2014

A ceremony was held on Indigenous Peoples’ Day at Alcatraz Island and the SF State students who stood up for the rights of Indian people 46 years ago were remembered. Indian Country Today Media Network 10/14/15

SF State is noted as the site of a California State Student Association meeting last weekend. The Lumberjack 10/14/15    


Marcela García-Castañon, assistant professor of political science, provided commentary about the Democratic presidential debate. NBC News 10/14/15

John J. Sullivan, professor of business management, was interviewed about the layoffs at Twitter and the health of the tech industry. KRON-4 10/13/15

This article describes ZomBee Watch, created in 2012 by John Hafernik, SF State biology professor, to track the migration patterns of zombie bees. This story was distributed by the Associated Press to hundreds of media outlets. Red Orbit 10/13/15

San Francisco State University is mentioned in this article about Geoffrey Marcy, adjunct professor of astronomy, and ongoing sexual harassment claims from former students. San Francisco Examiner 10/13/15; Yahoo News 10/13/15Scientific American 10/13/15; Huffington Post 10/13/15 

Alum and director of the Philippine Saringhimig Singers George Hernandez is featured in this article. Manteca Bulletin 10/14/15  

Forty-six years after the publication of "Fat City" author and alum Leonard Gardner is working on his second novel. Sacramento Bee 10/13/15

Alum and filmmaker Arthur Dong was honored during LGBT History Month. The Examiner 10/13/15


This article describes ZomBee Watch, created in 2012 by John Hafernik, SF State biology professor, to track the migration patterns of zombie bees. This story was distributed by the Associated Press to hundreds of media outlets. The Daily News Online 10/13/15; Tech Times 10/13/15

San Francisco State University is mentioned in this article about Geoffrey Marcy, adjunct professor of astronomy, and ongoing sexual harassment claims from former students.The Press Democrat 10/13/15; ABC30.com 10/13/15; Space 10/13/15 

Catriona Rueda Esquibel, associate professor of race and resistance studies, is featured in this article about her new book, "Decolonize Your Diet."  KQED 10/12/15

Criminal Justice professors Alex Gerould and Jeff Snipes co-authored a book with former NFL star Kermit Alexander exploring Alexander's personal tragedy and redemption. The Faithful 10/12/15 (clip not available online)

Student Andrea Hook recently graduated from ROTC Cadet Initial Training. Valley News 10/12/15

This story about reputed gang boss Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow notes that he took Asian-American studies classes at SF State. The New York Times 10/13/15

This is a review of the play "Stop KISS" which is SF State's first fall production. Broadway World 10/12/15  

Research conducted at SF State is cited in this article about everyday habits that make people happy. Health 10/12/15


This article describes ZomBee Watch, created in 2012 by John Hafernik, SF State biology professor, to track the migration patterns of zombie bees. This story was distributed by the Associated Press to hundreds of media outlets. Tech Times 10/12/15;The Christian Science Monitor 10/11/15; NatureWorld Report 10/11/15; Orange County Register 10/10/15; WCBS-NY 10/9/15 (clip not available online)

Emily Smith Beitiks, associate director of the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability, is quoted in this article about a former -hospital-turned Halloween-attraction. Philadelphia Inquirer 10/12/15

Criminal Justice professors Alex Gerould and Jeff Snipes co-authored a book with former NFL star Kermit Alexander exploring Alexander's personal tragedy and redemption. The Bend Bulletin 10/11/15; The Faithful 10/10/15 (clip not available online)

Ethnic and Latino Studies Associate Professor Teresa Carillo and an article she wrote about Dios de Los Muertes is mentioned in San Francisco Examiner 10/11/15

San Francisco State University Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Stephen Kane is mentioned in this film review of "The Martian." Tech Bits.com 10/10/15

This article mentions David Lee, an SF State lecturer, and the students in his online political science class who crafted Proposition E, a San Francisco ballot initiative. San Francisco Chronicle 10/9/15

Alum Jose Antonio Vargas is mentioned in Politico columnist Carla Marinucci's column. Politico 10/12/15 

This article discusses hazing, Asian-American fraternities and the death of SF State student Peter Tran in 2013. The New York Times 10/12/15

The Third World Liberation Front, a student movement founded at San Francisco State in the 1960s, is mentioned in this article. The Oberlin Review 10/9/15


This article describes ZomBee Watch, created in 2012 by John Hafernik, SF State biology professor, to track the migration patterns of zombie bees. This story was distributed by the Associated Press to hundreds of media outlets.

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Francis Neely, associate professor of political science, weighs in on the use of ranked-choice voting in the San Francisco District 3 supervisor race. San Francisco Chronicle 10/8/15

Journalism Professor Jon Funabiki and students enrolled in his Journalism 575 Community Media class worked on a semester-long project during the spring in conjunction with El Tecolote titled “Growing up in The Mission.”  El Tecolote 10/8/15 

Brigitte Davila, a lecturer in Latina/ Latino Studies, is mentioned in this article about mixed income housing. The Guardsman 10/8/15

Alumnae and novelist Jan Stites discusses her new novel. Examiner 10/9/15

San Francisco State is among a number of California universities that have made a commitment to sell off stocks in companies that derive a certain percentage of their revenue from activities such as mining coal. Contra Costa Times 10/8/15Daily Democrat 10/8/15; San Jose Mercury News 10/8/15Marin Independent Journal 10/8/15 

SF State is mentioned in this article about activists commemorating the anniversary of disappearance of the 43 students of Ayotzinapa’s Raúl Isidro Burgos teachers college in Mexico.El Tecolote 10/8/15 


Eric Peper, professor of health education, is interviewed about holistic, non-toxic cancer treatment. Women's Radio 10/7/15

Professor of Anthropology C. Sarah Soh, author of "The Comfort Women," is mentioned in this article about the city of San Francisco's resolution supporting the establishment of a “Comfort Women” memorial. The Liberty Web 10/7/15

Criminal Justice professors Alex Gerould and Jeff Snipes co-authored a book with former NFL star Kermit Alexander exploring Alexander's personal tragedy and redemption. The Faithful-CSNBA 10/7/15 (clip not available online)

SF State student Ryan Row was chosen from eight finalists to win the Writers of the Future Contest. San Jose Mercury News 10/7/15

Consumer Family Science alumnus Kyle Vuong discusses his unique profession at Hair Fairies. Ozy 10/8/15

Alum and pediatric dentist Lisa Brennan is known as Conejo's tooth fairy. The Acorn 10/7/15

Music and Education Alum Wilma Pang is a candidate for San Francisco District 3 supervisor. San Francisco Chronicle 10/7/15

Alum and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas is featured in this article. Iowa State News Service 10/7/15

San Francisco District 3 supervisor candidate Aaron Peskin mentions his father Harvey Peskin, professor emeritus of psychology at SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 10/7/15

Poet, rapper and filmmaker Boots Riley mentions SF State in this Q&A. The Nation 10/8/15


Anthropology Professor C. Sarah Soh, author of "The Comfort Women," is mentioned in this article about the city of San Francisco's resolution supporting the establishment of a “Comfort Women” memorial. The Liberty Web 10/7/15

Professor of Political Science Robert Smith comments on the California Senate race. District Chronicles 10/6/15

Adjunct Physics and Astronomy Professor Geoff Marcy and alum Paul Butler are mentioned in this Q&A with the first astronomer to detect a planet orbiting another sun. Scientific American 10/6/15

College of Ethnic Studies Lecturer Dave “Davey D” Cook is mentioned in this article about comments he made about naming children during a KQED panel discussion about race. KQED So Well Spoken 10/6/15

Criminal Justice professors Alex Gerould and Jeff Snipes co-authored a book with former NFL star Kermit Alexander exploring Alexander's personal tragedy and redemption. The Faithful-CSNBA 10/6/15 (clip not available online)

SF State student Ilse Rueda discussed the Berkeley Community Fund and its importance to her when she learned of her cancer diagnosis. Berkeleyside 10/6/15

Teacher Education alum Alexis Gebb is interviewed in this story about special education. Education Week 10/7/15

Alum Holly Haas is featured for her theatre-set design acumen. Los Alamos Daily Post 10/6/15

Actor and alum Catherine Colson, who was best known for her role on the television series "Twin Peaks," has died at the age of 71.  Inland Valley Daily Bulletin 10/6/15  

Alum and community activist Willie Mims is "the unofficial sixth board member of nearly every City Council, school board and local district in Pittsburg and Antioch." Monterey County Herald 10/6/15

Professor James Sobredo of California State University, Sacramento mentions SF State's Filipino American classes during Fil-Am Month festivities at the SF Asian Art Museum. Inquirer Net 10/7/15

SF State is mentioned in this article about the record number of CSU graduates. SF Bay News 10/6/16

SF State's Ethnic Studies Department is referenced in this article. Alternet 10/6/15

The Henry's Hostage Crisis in Berkeley is detailed in this story on the 25th anniversary of the event. Berkeleyside 10/2/15


Criminal Justice professors Alex Gerould and Jeff Snipes co-authored a book with former NFL star Kermit Alexander exploring Alexander's personal tragedy and redemption. The Faithful-CSNBA 10/5/15 (clip not available online)

College of Ethnic Studies Lecturer Dave “Davey D” Cook participates in a panel discusssion about race. KQED-FM 10/5/15 (clip not available online)

Alum and community activist Willie Mims is "the unofficial sixth board member of nearly every City Council, school board and local district in Pittsburg and Antioch." San Jose Mercury News 10/5/15; Marin Independent Journal 10/5/15

Alum Charlotte Moraga, director and principal member of the Chitresh Das Dance Company, describes SF State instructor Pandit Chitresh Das, his kathak dance class and his influence on her career path. Ozy 10/3/15

In this story about statewide water consumption, a senior environmental scientist for the State Water Resources Control Board describes the “brown is the new green” signs that have popped up on more and more lawns, including those at SF State. Celebrity Café 10/5/15

This story about Dave Toub, Kansas City Chiefs coach, mentions his time at SF State and colleague Dirk Koetter. KC Longforms 10/6/15

An analysis by dating service The Dating Ring reveals SF State ranks sixth nationally in alums who make the worst dates. KXTV-ABC 10/6/15 (clip not available online); Time magazine 10/5/15


Criminal Justice professors Alex Gerould and Jeff Snipes co-authored a book with former NFL star Kermit Alexander exploring Alexander's personal tragedy and redemption.KNTV-SF NBC 10/4/15 (clip not available online); Los Angeles Times 10/2/15

Emeritus Professor Rick Castaldi is quoted in this article about Spanish wine. Fortune magazine 10/3/15

Professor of Biology Diana Chu is mentioned as a campaign contributor in this article about fundraising. The Daily Journal 10/3/15

Alejandro Murguia, professor of professor in Latina/Latino Studies, is recognized during Hispanic Heritage Month. ABC 7 News 10/3/15

Jason Porth discusses his role as executive director of University Corporation. J Weekly 10/1/15

Alum Linda Challis Gill is inducted into the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame. UKNOW University of Kentucky News 10/5/15

Actor and alum Catherine Colson, who was best known for her role on the television series "Twin Peaks," has died at the age of 71. Daily Herald 10/3/15

Alum Michael John Burkett, also known as Fat Mike, is the front man for punk band NOFX. The Sun 10/2/15

SF State alum Steve Hellman is named Faculty of the Year at Mendocino College. The Willits News 10/2/15

Police are investigating a sexual battery on campus. KGO-SF ABC 10/3/15 (clip not available online); KNTV-SF NBC 10/3/15 (clip not available online); San Francisco Examiner 10/2/15; SF Gate 10/2/15; SFist 10/2/15


Police are investigating a sexual battery on the SF State campus. KQED (PBS) 10/2/15 (clip not available online);  KTUV-Fox 10/2/15 (clip not available online)  

Former SF State Professor George Araki is mentioned in this article that discusses the significance of Angel Island to Japanese Americans. Nichi Bei 10/1/15  

Professor of Communications Studies Joseph Tuman discusses the state's drought communications efforts. KCBS-AM 10/1/15 (clip not available online)

Alum and author Charlie Pierce helps launch Shasta College's new magazine. aNEwsCafe.com 10/2/15 

Alumna Daisy Rodriguez Pitel discusses her new role as new associate director for Pima Community College's International Studies Services. Aztec Press Online 10/1/15 

SF State is mentioned as host of the 2015 California Higher Education Sustainability Conference in this story about water conservation efforts at UC Santa Cruz. UC Santa Cruz Newscenter 10/1/15


Research done at SF State on the use of chimes and sound frequency to assist the visually challenged is used at the University of Hyderabad.  NYOOOZ 10/1/15 

SF State alum and early Pixar pioneer David Tart teaches kids tricks of the animation trade at his Durango studio. The Durango Telegraph 10/1/15

Actor and alum Catherine Colson, who was best known for her role on the television series "Twin Peaks," has died at the age of 71.  Celeb Café 10/1/15; Dispatch Times 10/1/15

Alum William Kutana, a fashion and costume designer, puts his skills to work as costume adviser on the set of Railway Wonderland in New South Wales. EchoNet Daily 10/1/15 

Alum Honey Lee Cottrell, a pioneering lesbian photographer, has passed away at the age of 69. Curve 10/1/15

San Francisco State research on family acceptance of LGBT members is cited in article about actor George Takei's opinions about controversial Kentucky clerk Kim Davis. Attn:  9/30/15

This radio segment discusses a CSU-wide faculty strike vote scheduled for October 19-28 and interviews an SF State student. KCBS-AM 9/30/15


September

Alum Jeffrey Naylor is running for a seat on the Marinwood Community Services District board. Marin Independent Journal 9/29/15

Alum and University of Washington Professor Shawn Wong is scheduled to speak during the Oysterville Lecture Series. Chinook Observer 9/29/15

Ecologist Aaron Echols, an alum, will lead a field day on how to save oak trees. Redlands Daily Facts 9/29/15

Alum and rapper Ethan "Emoney" Cohen has released a mixtape. Sonoma Index-Tribune 9/29/15

Alum Marcus Madsen is a Green Party candidate in Port Moody-Coquitlam British Columbia. Tri-City News 9/30/15  

Actor and alum Catherine Colson, who was best known for her role on the television series "Twin Peaks," has died at the age of 71. The Washington Post 9/30/15; Los Angeles Times 9/29/15; Defiant Crescent News 9/30/15

Criminal Justice professors Alex Gerould and Jeff Snipes co-author book with former NFL star Kermit Alexander exploring Alexander's personal tragedy and redemption. Parade Magazine 9/30/15


Actor and alum Catherine Colson, who was best known for her role on the television series "Twin Peaks," has died at the age of 71. New York Times 9/29/15; Vulture 9/29/15; New York Daily News 9/28/15; BroadwayWorld.com 9/28/15

Students in a community journalism class at SF State worked with the newspaper El Tecolote on a semester-long project called "Growing Up in the Mission." El Tecolote 9/24/15

Peterson Mechanical Inc. has been awarded the contract to provide plumbing services for SF State's Mashouf Wellness Center. North Bay Business Journal 9/28/15

Alum Honey Lee Cottrell, a pioneering lesbian photographer, has passed away at the age of 69. Out.com 9/28/15

Bay Area actor and clown Joan Mankin, an SF State alum, has passed away at the age of 67. San Francisco Chronicle 9/27/15

This story references an article written by Professor of International Relations Lucia Volk about Yemeni women living in the Tenderloin. Hoodline 9/27/15

KRON 4 news anchor Marty Gonzalez is a professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts at SF State. KRON 4 News 9/26/15 (clip not available online)

The average person has approximately $450 in unpaid debt from friends and family, according to SF State Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell. Bloomberg News 9/26/15 (clip not available online)

According to SF State research, 619 children have died since 1998 as a result of left in being in hot cars. CNN 9/25/15 (clip not available online)

Alum Debbie Butler is running for a seat on the Novato Unified School District Board of Trustees. Marin Independent-Journal 9/25/15

In this article SF State alum JR Valrey mentions meeting All-African People's Revolutionary Party members Dedon Kamathi and Munyiga Lumumba while a student at SF State. San Francisco Bay View 9/25/15


SF State student Michelle Flores is quoted in this article about a new San Francisco law that requires large chain stores to publish employee schedules at least two weeks in advance. Washington Post 9/25/15

Ronnie Schell, an actor best known for his work on "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C.," is an SF State alum. The Mount Airy News 9/25/15

A proposal that the city of San Francisco buy a vacant North Beach lot now in the hope of eventually turning it into a subway station could help Supervisor Julie Christensen's re-election chances. KQED News 9/24/15

This article references comments by Professor of Management John Sullivan saying that top job candidates are hired quickly but many companies nevertheless drag out the hiring process. LinkedIn Pulse 9/24/15

The Renaissance Journalism program, run through SF State's Department of Journalism, is highlighted. KYMA 9/24/15

This editorial addresses a ballot proposition created by SF State political science students. San Francisco Chronicle 9/24/15

Faculty at CSU campuses, including SF State, will vote from Oct. 19 to 28 on whether to go on strike. SFBay.ca 9/24/15

Alum and French teacher Daniel Weidman will be inducted into the Oroville Union High School District Hall of Fame. Oroville Mercury-Register 9/24/15

Assistant Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel says younger voters are less connected to local issues and therefore less likely to participate in local elections. KQED Morning Edition 9/22/15 (clip not available online)


Alum and actor Jeffrey Tambor won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on the television series "Transparent." Beacon News 9/23/15

Speech therapist Alexandra Coleman, an SF State alum, is profiled. Lamorinda Weekly 9/23/15

Alum James Graham is a new sports writer for the Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader. Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader 9/23/15

Alum Richard Knapp, an art and antique collector, is profiled. Lamorinda Weekly 9/23/15

A group of researchers including Professor of Management Mitchell Marks found that those who rebound from career failures are less likely to wallow in self-pity. TIME 9/22/15

Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell says that the emotional high that comes with buying material goods tends to fade, while positive memories from experiences last forever. Elite Daily 9/22/15

SF State is one of several San Francisco colleges and universities expected to reach agreement with SFPD and the district attorney's office that would outline how campus officials and law enforcement should coordinate, respond and help students who say they have been sexually assaulted. KTVU 9/22/15 (clip not available online); CBS 5 San Francisco 9/22/15 (clip not available online)

This article about Marin-based nonprofit Performing Stars quotes Rayiesha Breaux, an SF State alum who went through the program as a child. Pacific Sun 9/22/15

Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell says peer-to-peer lending platforms such as Vendmo and Paypal can help people avoid the awkwardness of having to ask friends to pay back money loaned to them. The Street 9/21/15; Bloomberg Radio 9/21/15 (clip not available online)

SF State is one of several San Francisco colleges and universities expected to reach agreement with SFPD and the district attorney's office that would outline how campus officials and law enforcement should coordinate, respond and help students who say they have been sexually assaulted. San Francisco Chronicle 9/21/15

Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell discusses how to avoid letting disputes over loaned money damage friendships. KLAS Las Vegas 9/21/15 (clip not available online); KSEE Fresno 9/21/15 (clip not available online); KGPE Fresno 9/21/15 (clip not available online)

Maria Alicia Lemus, an SF State alum, is highlighted in this article about financial difficulties facing early education teachers. The Hechinger Report 9/21/15

Alum Danny Montoya is the owner of the Butterfly Joint, a woodworking studio in the Mission. Mission Local 9/21/15

SF State research shows that LGBT teens who feel highly rejected by their teachers are eight times more likely to attempt suicide than those who only feel slightly rejected by their teachers. LGBT Weekly 9/20/15

This article about the history of football in San Francisco references SF State's team, which became a powerhouse in the 1960s under head coach Vic Rowan. San Francisco Chronicle 9/20/15

Alum Kat Dominguez is the new girls program director for the Virginia Legacy Soccer Club. Williamsburg Yorktown Daily 9/21/15

Jeffrey Tambor, an actor and SF State alum, received the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his work in the television series "Transparent." San Jose Mercury News 9/20/15

Alum Maha Al Ghunaim, co-founder of Kuwaiti investment firm Global Investment House, was named among Forbes' 100 most powerful Arab women. Kuwaiti Times 9/20/15

Two SF State students are quoted in this article about a "Talk Like a Pirate Day" promotion at a local donut shop. San Francisco Chronicle 9/19/15

Karina Nielsen, director of the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, says that although efforts to improve the health of San Francisco Bay have contributed to better water quality, Bay warming, sea-level rise and sediment management are issues that will need to be addressed in the future. Marin Independent-Journal 9/18/15


Sitting in an upright, powerful position encourages empowering thoughts and memories, says Professor of Health Education Erik Peper. TODAY 9/18/15

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Studies Jeff Snipes comments on a proposal from San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi to place deputies on patrol in city streets. San Francisco Examiner 9/18/15

Meghan Dubitsky is the creator of the new web series "Project Revelation." SFBay.ca 9/18/15

Professor of History Marc Stein writes about the loyalty oath that all government employees in California are obligated to sign. Raw Story 9/17/15

This op-ed references SF State's Department of Jewish Studies. J. Weekly 9/17/15

Alum Anthony Lucero is the writer and director of the new film "East Side Sushi." San Francisco Chronicle 9/17/15; SFist 9/17/15


Associate Professor of History Dawn Mabalon has documented the career of Filipino labor rights activist Larry Itliong. Inquirer.net 9/17/15; San Francisco Chronicle 9/16/15

SF State's two-day Constitution Day conference will include a keynote address on same-sex marriage and the screening of an award-winning documentary about violence against women. Bay Area Reporter 9/17/15

This slideshow mentions that current St. John's University men's basketball coach Steve Lavin briefly attended SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 9/17/15

Vester Flanagan, who is alleged to have killed two reporters on live TV in Virginia, is an SF State alum. The Westside Gazette 9/17/15

Professor of Political Science Robert C. Smith says the political establishment uniting around Attorney General Kamala Harris makes her a clear front-runner in the race for a Senate seat that will soon be vacant. Los Angeles Sentinel 9/16/15

Assistant Professors of Criminal Justice Studies Alex Gerould and Jeffrey Snipes are co-authors of "The Valley of the Shadow of Death," which details the life of former NFL player Kermit Alexander following the murder of several of his relatives. Los Angeles Daily News 9/16/15

Associate Professor of History Charles Postel talks about populist movements in America. On Point 9/16/15

Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman introduced former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Gary Hart at a recent meeting of the Commonwealth Club of California. KNOW Minneapolis 9/16/16 (clip not available online)

SF State alum Jeffrey Tambor has been nominated for an Emmy for his work on the TV series "Transparent." Monterey Herald 9/16/15

A film by SF State alum Andrew Piccone is referenced in this article about the Mountain Shadow Film Society in Contra Costa County. Santa Cruz Sentinel 9/16/15

The on-demand barber service Dorm Cuts is planning to begin service at SF State. ABC 7 News Bay Area 9/16/15 (clip not available online)

Companies hire seasonal employees in "sprints" because the best workers find jobs quickly, meaning they have nothing to gain by extending their hiring period, says Professor of Management John Sullivan. Wall Street Journal 9/16/15

A political science research paper by SF State student Simone Radliff received the Best Paper Award at the 2015 Social Science Research & Instructional Center conference in May. Sierra Star 9/16/15

Alum Miles Montalbano is the new owner/manager of The Pageant Theatre in Chico. Oroville Mercury Register 9/15/15

Professor of Management John Sullivan advises his students to post three different resumes in an online database to see which receives the most responses. ABC 7 News Bay Area 9/15/15

Puget Sound is known as the "American Serengeti" because of its wide variety of whale species, according to Lecturer of Biology Jonathan Stern. Stanwood Camano News 9/15/15

An art exhibit opening in Seattle about the history and symbols of labor unions includes images from SF State's Labor Archives and Research Center. The Stranger 9/15/15

This article mentions the 1968-69 student strike at SF State that led to the creation of the first College of Ethnic Studies. TakePart 9/15/15

Ecologist and alum Jennifer Dunne will deliver two lectures on food systems in Santa Fe. Santa Fe New Mexican 9/15/15

Alum Anthony Lucero wrote and directed the new film "East Side Sushi." Suffield Times 9/15/15; KQED 9/15/15

Alum Richard Gartrell will give a lecture on homelessness in Lincoln City, Oregon. Oregon Coast Today 9/15/15


SF State's Morrison Artists Series kicks off its 60th season later this month. San Francisco Sun Times 9/15/15

Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell comments on people's willingness to discuss their finances. WS News Publishers 9/15/15

Alum Anthony Lucero wrote and directed the new film "East Side Sushi." San Jose Mercury News 9/15/15

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif attended SF State. CNBC 9/15/15 (clip not available online)

Assistant Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel and Professor of Geography and Environment Jason Henderon comment on a proposal from a San Francisco supervisor that the city must always have a subway under construction. Breitbart 9/14/15

The co-founder of Neighborland writes about how SF State used the platform to gather input while developing its new strategic plan. Medium 9/14/15

SF State's School of Nursing is one of several organizations partnering with the organization San Francisco Hep B Free. AsianWeek 9/14/15

Mai Masri, an SF State alum, is the director of the new film "3000 Nights." Saudi Gazette 9/14/15

Alum Rachel Wabha writes about experiencing anti-Semitism as a child. Huffington Post 9/14/15

Alum Miles Maltalbano is the new owner/manager of The Pageant Theatre in Chico. Chico Enterprise-Record 9/14/15

Professor of History Marc Stein writes about the loyalty oath that all government employees in California are obligated to sign. History News Network 9/13/15

Associate Professor of Journalism Rachele Kanigel says college newspapers have had to cut their publications in recent years. Providence Journal 9/13/15

According to SF State research, 14 children died between 1990 and 1992 as a result of being left in hot vehicles, but that number rose almost tenfold between 2008 and 2010. Suffield Times 9/13/15

Professor Emeritus of Education Mark Phillips writes about choosing a college. Marin Independent-Journal 9/13/15

This slideshow of Bay Area celebrities features SF State alums Annette Bening and Danny Glover. San Francisco Chronicle 9/13/15

The late husband of SF State alum Fran Gearhard is featured in this article about Oregon's right-to-die law. Herald and News 9/13/15

Professor of Earth & Climate Sciences John Monteverdi and Associate Professor of Earth & Climate Sciences Petra Dekens are quoted in this article about extreme weather. Raw Story 9/12/15

Associate Professor of Asian American Studies Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales comments on the passage of a bill that would create a model ethnic studies curriculum for optional use statewide, calling it a step forward. KPCC Radio Los Angeles 9/12/15 (clip not available online)


Assistant Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel, commenting on a proposal that San Francisco always have a subway construction, says continual construction will provoke resistance from many groups but also generate support of transit advocates. Next City 9/10/15

SF State is ranked 63rd in the West in U.S. News & World Report's latest college rankings. Fresno Bee 9/10/15

Lecturer of Biology Jonathan Stern says a rare fin whale spotted recently in Puget Sound was probably young. KING 5 News 9/9/15

SF State's Longmore Institute on Disability created the "Patient No More! People With Disabilities Securing Civil Rights" exhibit on display through December in Berkeley. KPFA 9/4/15


Research from SF State's Family Acceptance Project shows that when families change their behavior toward their LGBT children to be less negative, those children are at less risk for negative health outcomes. WNPR 9/9/15

SF State is ranked 63rd in the west in U.S. News & World Report's latest college rankings. KNBC Los Angeles 9/9/15 (clip not available online)

Alum Leonard Gardner is the author of the novel "Fat City." Slate 9/9/15

SF State alums Tony Lescallett and Gina Beal are new principals at St. Mary's School and St. Gabriel School, respectively, in San Francisco. Catholic San Francisco 9/9/15

Alum Vivian Roubal, in this column about the fast food industry, mentions that she met her husband while they were both students at SF State. Martinez News-Gazette 9/9/15

Assistant Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel says the Chinese-language media can have a big effect on the San Francisco supervisorial race between Julie Christensen and Aaron Peskin. San Francisco Chronicle 9/8/15

Lecturer of Biology Jon Stern discusses examining a dead whale that washed up on San Francisco's Ocean Beach. KALW 9/8/15

Professor of Foreign Languages & Literature Charles Egan was part of a group that visited a Japanese inscription on Angel Island. Nichi Bei 9/3/15

SF State's Morrison Artists Series, the longest-running chamber music series in San Francisco, kicks off its 60th season later this month. San Francisco Classical Voice 9/8/15

A story about the recent heat wave in San Francisco includes a photograph of SF State students on the West Campus Green. San Francisco Chronicle 9/8/15

Rich Schlesiger, a longtime Humboldt County Sheriff's detective and SF State alum, died Monday from brain cancer. Times-Standard 9/8/15

Comedian Ronnie Schnell, an SF State alum, is performing in Lake Tahoe. Tahoe Daily Tribune 9/9/15


Professor of Geography and Environment Jason Henderson and Assistant Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel comment on a proposal from San Francisco Supervisor Scott Weiner to expand the city's subway network. KQED 9/8/15

 

Associate Professor of History Dawn Mabalon comments on the legacy of Filipino labor activist Larry Itliong. NBC News 9/8/15

 

Lecturer of Biology Jonathan Stern says a rare fin whale spotted recently in Washington State was probably young. The Science Times 9/8/15; Vancouver Sun 9/5/15

 

Alum Roddy Bottum is a member of the band Faith No More. Westword 9/8/15

 

Alum Chris Hammaker has joined the Napa Valley Register editorial board. Napa Valley Register 9/7/15

 

Research from SF State indicates that "shopaholics" are driven to spending for the hope that their purchases will lift their mood and transform them as a person. HealthAim 9/6/15

 

Professor of Political Science Robert C. Smith says he now considers President Barack Obama as an "anti-racist" president, versus one who is "race-neutral." Yahoo! News 9/6/15

 

The first waterbed was created as a student industrial design project at SF State in 1968. Orange County Register 9/5/15

 

SF State recently welcomed the largest freshmen class in history. Daily Democrat 9/4/15

 

Gwen Sanderson, co-owner of the Noe Valley video rental store Video Wave, works at SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 9/4/15

 

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif received his master's degree from SF State. Times-Herald 9/4/15


Associate Professor of History Dawn Mabalon comments on the role of Filipino laborers in the 1965 Delano Grape Strike. KQED 9/4/15

 

Alum Nicholas Pappas is a new director in the theater department at Moorpark College. Moorpark Acorn 9/4/15

 

Vester Flanagan, accused of killing reporters in Virginia, is reported to have attended SF State. Celeb Café 9/4/15

 

SF State recently welcomed the largest freshmen class in history. Press-Telegram 9/2/15

 

Lecturer of Criminal Justice Studies Jim Dudley says that while police officers must be sure not to publicize information that can identify victims of sex crimes, an informed public can be helpful in preventing crimes. Mission Local 9/3/15

 

Professor Emeritus Mark Phillips says many of the skills needed to succeed in today's job market are being provided by vocational and technical schools. San Diego Union-Tribune 9/3/15

 

The first black studies program in the nation was started at SF State in 1969. The Weekly Standard 9/3/15

 

Campus police officers at SF State will be issued Tasers under the terms of a new agreement between the CSU and the association representing campus police. KTVU 9/3/15


Campus police officers at SF State will be issued Tasers under the terms of a new agreement between the CSU and the association representing campus police. The San Francisco Examiner 9/3/15

SF State-trained pianist Holly Bowling is about to release her debut album, "Distillation of a Dream: The Music of Phish Reimagined for Solo Piano." The Wall Street Journal blog 9/2/15

A professor at Georgia's Valdosta State University who recently won a scriptwriting contest cites SF State as one of the schools that consistently offers the toughest competition for such awards. ValdostaToday.com 9/3/15 

Asian American Studies Professor Christen Sasaki will lead a discussion of the film "Picture Bride" at the New People Cinema on Sept. 25. Nichibei.org 9/3/15

An SF State student who was shot in the foot at a San Jose nightclub is suing both the venue and the performer the evening of the incident, singer Chris Brown. KNTV Bay Area News 9/1/15 (clip not available online)


Criminal Justice Studies Lecturer Jim Dudley comments on the challenges of prosecuting sexual battery cases. Mission Local 9/2/15

SF State recently welcomed the largest freshmen class in University history. Sierra Sun Times 8/2/15

This article references SF State's former football team. San Diego Union-Tribune 9/2/15

An SF State student has filed a lawsuit against a San Jose nightclub and musician Chris Brown regarding a January shooting at the club. Pollstar.com 9/2/15Entertainment Law Digest 9/2/15Suffield Times 9/2/15

An SF State student and faculty member are quoted in this article about the challenges of finding housing in San Francisco. Capital and Main 9/2/15

This article about former NFL players mentions that one of them re-enrolled at SF State. Fox Sports 9/2/15

Associate Professor of History Dawn Mabalon is the co-creator of an event honoring the 50th anniversary of the Delano Grape Strike to be held this weekend. The Bakersfield Californian 9/1/15

Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell comments on people's willingness to discuss money. Forex Report Daily 9/1/15

Assistant Professor of Journalism Sachi Cunningham is interviewed about her surf photography. Surfer Magazine 9/1/15

Billy Hilton, a new science teacher at Tioga High School, spent time researching fish feeding behavior at SF State's Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies. Union Democrat 9/1/15

Manuel La Fontaine, an SF State alum and organizer of the upcoming Formerly Incarcerated and Convicted People's Western Regional Conference, is interviewed. San Francisco Bay View 9/1/15

Oil paintings by alum Jared Sines are on display this month at the Portola Art Gallery in Menlo Park. InMenlo 9/1/15

Vester Flanagan, suspected of killing a TV reporter and cameraman in Roanoke, Virginia, is reported to be an alumnus of SF State. The Final Call 9/1/15

The San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency is making improvements to the 57 bus line, which serves SF State. SFBay.ca 8/31/15


Alum and restaurant owner Ann Marie Orr is profiled in this Q&A. Bangor Metro 9/1/15

An SF State student has filed a lawsuit against a San Jose nightclub and musician Chris Brown regarding a January shooting at the club. San Jose Mercury News 9/1/15; Forex Report Daily 9/1/15; Headlines and Global News 9/1/15; San Francisco Chronicle 8/31/15; NBC Bay Area 8/31/15 (clip not available online);

Vester Flanagan, suspected of killing a TV reporter and cameraman in Roanoke, Virginia, is reported to be an alumnus of SF State. Dispatch Times 9/1/15; Paradise Post 8/31/15; The Daily Progress 8/30/15; The Australian 8/30/15

SF State's Metro Academies program helps underrepresented students successfully navigate the first two years of college, substantially increasing the chance that they will complete their degree. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 8/31/15

SF State recently welcomed the largest freshmen class in University history. SCVNews.com 8/31/15

Karina Nielsen, director of SF State's Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, discusses conservation in Monterey Bay. KQED Forum 8/31/15

Professor of Jewish Studies Marc Dollinger comments on early 20th-century U.S. immigration laws that restricted the emigration of Jews from certain parts of Europe for this article about the TV series "Downtown Abbey," which depicts the marriage between a Jewish man and a non-Jewish woman. Times of Israel 8/31/15

Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies Kasturi Ray is one of several academics who has co-signed a letter Silicon Valley industry leaders regarding an upcoming visit to California by the prime minister of India. News India Times 8/31/15

Alum Anthony Lucero is the writer and director of the new film "East Side Sushi." San Francisco Chronicle 8/31/15

An SF State student is quoted in this article about Americans who stopped a terror attack in France. Rapid News Network 8/31/15

This article references the fact that the salary of the San Marcos school superintendent is higher than that of many CSU presidents, including SF State's. San Diego Union-Tribune 8/30/15


August

Assistant Professor of Journalism Sachi Cunningham discusses her water photography and documentary filmmaking. KQED Forum 8/28/15

Professor and Chair in American Indian Studies Andrew Jolivette comments on the connection between Native peoples of Louisiana and Creoles. Indian Country Today Media Network 8/28/15

A study authored by Assistant Professor of Psychology Kevin Eschleman found that employees who pursue creative activities outside work boost their performance on the job. Content Standard 8/31/15; Director Magazine 8/28/15

Kelly Reddy-Best, assistant professor of apparel design and merchandising, comments on Saint Harridan, an Oakland-based custom suit business for lesbians and transgender men. San Francisco Chronicle 8/28/15

Dean Kenyon, professor emeritus, is reported to have renounced earlier views and become a creationist. The Gleaner 8/31/15

Alumni Judy and George Marcus were among the donors who helped raise $800,000 for the Willie L. Brown Institute at SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 8/28/15

The salary of a San Marcos school chief is cited as being larger than the pay of presidents at 17 CSU campuses, including SF State. The San Diego Union-Tribune 8/30/15

The Equity Reporting Project, a program of SF State's journalism department, focuses on the disadvantages some students face because of opportunity gaps. Greensboro News & Record 8/31/15

Alumnus Juan Gabe, a special education teacher, has been assisting in Woodside High classrooms. The Almanac Online 8/28/15

Alumnus Brian Shapiro, creator of the theatre production "A Few Thousand Upgrades Later," discusses its genesis as his master's thesis. Phindie 8/29/15

Alumnus Cade Conkle is the marketing coordinator, sound technician and host of the popular Thursday open mic night at Phnom Penh's Eluvium Lounge. The Phnom Penh Post 8/28/15

Vester Flanagan, suspected of killing a TV reporter and cameraman in Roanoke, Virginia, is reported to be an alumnus of SF State. Oakland Tribune 8/29/15; AP 8/28/15; Bluefield Daily Telegraph 8/29/15; The St. Augustine Record 8/30/15; ABC News 8/28/15; TV Newsroom 8/29/15


SF State research has shown that children in recently separated or divorced families are more likely to drink sugar-sweetened beverages. KSBI Oklahoma City 8/28/15 (clip not available online)

 

Vester Flanagan, suspected of killing a TV reporter and cameraman in Roanoke, Virginia, is reported to be an alum of SF State. Star-Tribune 8/28/15; New York Times 8/28/15; The Daily Beast 8/27/15; San Francisco Chronicle 8/27/15; Irish Examiner 8/27/15; Contra Costa Times 8/27/15; Sun Times 8/27/15; Monterey Herald 8/27/15; The Dispatch 8/27/15; Breitbart 8/27/15; Jamestown Sun 8/27/15; SFist 8/27/15; KTVU 8/26/15; WLNS 8/26/15


A recent banquet in San Francisco raised $800,000 for SF State scholarships. San Francisco Chronicle 8/26/15

 

SF State is one of several universities and other organizations involved in the FogNet project to measure output from fog catchers and analyze the runoff. Phys.org 8/27/15

 

Lisa Allen is the new head softball coach at SF State. Billings Gazette 8/26/15

 

An SF State student is quoted in this article about the Americans who stopped a terror attack in France. Suffield Times 8/26/15WTSP 8/26/15

 

Vester Flanagan, suspected of killing a TV reporter and cameraman in Roanoke, Virginia, is reported to be an alum of SF State. Pleasanton Weekly 8/27/15; Savannah Morning News 8/27/15; San Jose Mercury News 8/27/15; WTVB 8/27/15; NBC News 8/27/15; The Week 8/27/15; BBC 8/27/15; USA Today 8/27/15; Times of Malta 8/27/15; First Post 8/27/15; Fox News 8/27/15; Mirror 8/27/15; New Zealand Herald 8/27/15; WGHP Greensboro 8/27/15 (clip not available online); KMAX Sacramento 8/27/15 (clip not available online); WFLA Radio Tampa 8/27/15 (clip not available online); KCOY Santa Barbara 8/27/15 (clip not available online); KCBS Los Angeles 8/27/15 (clip not available online); KAEF Eureka 8/27/15 (clip not available online); KRCR Redding 8/27/15 (clip not available online); KOVR Sacramento 8/27/15 (clip not available online); KSBW Monterey 8/27/15 (clip not available online); KAEF Eureka 8/27/15 (clip not available online); KFQX Grand Junction 8/27/15 (clip not available online); CNN Headline News 8/27/15 (clip not available online); KTVU 8/26/15; FOX 40 Sacramento 8/26/15; SFBay.ca 8/26/15; KSBW 8/26/15; Washington Post 8/26/15; KCRA 8/26/15; 6abc.com 8/26/15; Santa Rosa Press Democrat 8/26/15; WUSA 8/26/15; WABC 8/26/15; Vallejo Times-Herald 8/26/15; Martinez Patch 8/26/15; KLFY 8/26/15; CBC News 8/26/15; WNCN 8/26/15; Kelowna Now 8/26/15; Toronto Sun 8/26/15; ABC News 8/26/15; South San Francisco Patch 8/26/15; KFBK Sacramento 8/26/15 (clip not available online); KSAZ Phoenix  8/26/15 (clip not available online); KQED Radio 8/26/15 (clip not available online); KXTV Sacramento 8/26/15 (clip not available online); Telemundo San Francisco 8/26/15 (clip not available online); KOIN Portland 8/26/15 (clip not available online); KCBS Radio 8/26/15 (clip not available online); WTIC Hartford-New Haven 8/26/15 (clip not available online); KNSD San Diego 8/26/15 (clip not available online); WPMT Harrisburg 8/26/15 (clip not available online); KLFY Lafayette 8/26/15 (clip not available online); KCTV Kansas City 8/26/15 (clip not available online); KTXL Sacramento 8/26/15 (clip not available online); KFMB San Diego 8/26/15 (clip not available online); KDTV Univision San Francisco 8/26/15 (clip not available online); KSBY Santa Barbara 8/26/15 (clip not available online); KABC Los Angeles 8/26/15 (clip not available online); KFSN Fresno 8/26/15 (clip not available online); KRXI Reno 8/26/15 (clip not available online); KQET 8/26/15 (clip not available online); TeleFuture 46 Los Angeles 8/26/15 (clip not available online); KTTV Los Angeles 8/26/15 (clip not available online)


Vester Flanigan, suspected of killing a TV reporter and cameraman in Roanoke, Virginia, is reported to be an alum of SF State. BBC 8/26/15; San Francisco Chronicle 8/26/15; SF Weekly 8/26/15; New York Post 8/26/15; KRON 4 8/26/15; CBS San Francisco 8/26/15; Richmond Times-Dispatch 8/26/15; Huffington Post 8/26/15; Daily Democrat 8/26/15; Hollywood Life 8/26/15; Toronto Star 8/26/15Newsweek 8/26/15; New York Times 8/26/15; Telegraph 8/26/15; New York Daily News 8/26/15

 

Professor of Biology Tom Parker is the co-author of the book "Field Guide to Manzanitas: California, North America and Mexico." Chico Enterprise-Reporter 8/25/15

 

According to SF State research, the inside temperature of a vehicle in direct sunlight can reach 123 degrees in an hour on an 80 degree day. WNTZ Nashville 8/25/15 (clip not available online);

 

An SF State student is quoted in this article about the Americans who stopped a terror attack in France. Chico Enterprise-Record 8/25/15; KCRA Sacramento 8/26/15

 

An SF State student is quoted in this article about students affected by the state's cancellation of the California High School Exit Exam. ABC 7 News San Francisco 8/25/15; KOFY San Francisco 8/25/15 (clip not available online)


Amy Hennig, an SF State alum and video game creative director and scriptwriter, is profiled. Hardcore Gamer 8/25/15

 

Associate Professor of Latina/Latino Studies Jeff Duncan-Andrade is the founder of the new Roses in Concrete Community School in Oakland. Alternet.org 8/24/15

 

According to SF State research, 637 children have died since 1998 as the result of being left in hot vehicles. Fontana Herald News 8/24/15

 

Alum Nina Parker is hosting a reunion of the TV show "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta." 2paragraphs 8/24/15


Professor of Management John Sullivan writes about best practices for hiring at small businesses. Wall Street Journal 8/24/15

 

Alum Pamela Franco is the new chief of staff to the president of Xavier University. New Orleans Advocate 8/24/15

 

Assistant Professor of Music Jassen Todorov takes aerial landscape photos from his plane. Daily Mail 8/23/15

 

SF State has welcomed more than 4,000 new freshmen this fall, the most in University history. San Francisco Sun Times 8/21/15

 

Alum Steve Picci is the new head women's basketball coach at Ohlone College. Contra Costa Times 8/21/15

 

Musician Joe Louis Walker, an SF State alum, is profiled. Falls Church News-Press 8/21/15

 

Alum Gaby Flores is featured on a poster promoting FFA programs in the Porterville Unified School District. The Porterville Recorder 8/21/15

 

Professor of Biology John Hafernik comments about the stink bugs that are swarming Nevada near where the annual Burning Man Festival is held. KRON 4 San Francisco 8/20/15

 

Criminal Justice Studies Lecturer Jim Dudley comments on the fatal police shooting of a homicide suspect. Rapid News Network 8/21/15

 

Alum and musician Joe Louis Walker is profiled. Philly.com 8/21/15

 

New residential students moved onto campus Thursday, and SF State will welcome more than 8,000 new students for the fall semester. KTVU San Francisco 8/20/15 (clip not available online); KOFY San Francisco 8/20/15 (clip not available online)

 

SF State research has found that 637 children have died since 1998 as the result of being left in hot vehicles. Suffield Times 8/20/15

 

Alum Jim Hansen is the new superintendent of the Pleasanton School District. Pleasanton Weekly 8/20/15

 

Juan Carlos Oseguera, an alum, directed and produced the new documentary, "The Fight for Water: A Farm Worker Struggle." Merced Sun-Star 8/20/15

 

Alum and artist Sara Gallagher is profiled in this Q&A. Post Independent-Citizen Telegram 8/20/15

 

New residential students moved onto campus Thursday, and SF State will welcome more than 8,000 new students for the fall semester. ABC 7 News Bay Area 8/20/15; KCBS Radio 8/20/15 (clip not available online); KTVU San Francisco 8/20/15 (clip not available online); KCBA Monterey 8/20/15 (clip not available online); KQET Monterey 8/20/15 (clip not available online); CBS 5 San Francisco 8/20/15 (clip not available online); NBC Bay Area 8/20/5 (clip not available online)

 

A new exhibit from SF State's Longmore Institute on Disability documents a 1977 protest that helped pave the way for the Americans with Disabilities Act. Bay Area Reporter 8/20/15

 

Criminal Justice Studies Lecturer Jim Dudley comments on the fatal police shooting of a homicide suspect. San Jose Mercury News 8/20/15; Ledger Gazette 8/20/15

 

This article references SF State's Sierra Nevada Field Campus. Action Institute Power Blog 8/20/15

 

Author and alum Daedalus Howell has written a new book, "Quantum Deadline." Petaluma 360 8/20/15

 

Joseph Scafidi, an SF State alum and former executive director of the San Francisco Symphony, passed away at the age of 94. San Francisco Chronicle 8/20/15; San Francisco Classical Voice 8/19/15

 

Alum Steve Picchi is the new women's basketball head coach at Ohlone College. San Jose Mercury News 8/19/15

 

SF State will welcome the largest freshmen class in University history this fall. NBC Bay Area 8/19/15 (clip not available online); KTVU San Francisco 8/19/15 (clip not available online); KCBA Monterey 8/19/15 (clip not available online); KQET Monterey 8/19/15 (clip not available online); Telemundo San Francisco 8/19/15 (clip not available online); San Francisco Examiner 8/18/15

 

SF State research has shown that engaging in creative activities outside the workplace can increase an employee's job performance. News Letter 8/19/15

 

This article references SF State's Sierra Nevada Field Campus. Watchdog.org 8/19/15

 

Alum and personal trainer Nichole Peterson is profiled. Racked SF 8/19/15

 

Research from SF State showed that approximately 50 percent of gay male couples were deciding to be in non-monogamous relationships. Windy City Times 8/18/15

 

Alum Alexander Candalla is the new executive director for Wesley Homes Des Moines. McKnight's 8/18/15

 

Juan Carlos Oseguera, an SF State alum, directed and produced the documentary "The Fight for Water: A Farm Worker Struggle." Turlock Journal 8/18/15


SF State is one of several universities to commit to divesting from fossil fuel-related investments. Los Angeles Times 8/18/15

 

Alum Norm Stupfel is one of several swimmers who will attempt to cross the Catalina Channel between Catalina Island and the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Southern California. YourWestValley.com 8/18/15

 

Musician Owen Ashworth attended SF State. Chicago Reader 8/18/15

 

Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin says the cost of providing transition care to transgender members of the military would be around $5.6 million. We Up It 8/17/15; ; New York Times 8/13/15; Celeb Café 8/17/15

 

This article about faculty compensation at colleges and universities references SF State. Chronicle of Higher Education 8/17/15

 

Alum and boxer LaRon Mitchell will fight this Friday in Corona. ProBoxing-fans.com 8/17/15

 

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Sue Rosser says the lack of women in science obtaining patents is troubling. My Science Work 8/13/15


Alum Laura Lasseter is the new executive director of the Garberville-Redway Area Chamber of Commerce. Redwood Times 8/17/15

 

Laura Pollock, an SF State alum, has been selected for Teach for America. The Waunakee Tribune 8/17/15

 

Alums "Fat Mike" Burkett and Erin Kelly-Burkett are the founders of the Fat Wreck Chords record label. Billboard.com 8/17/15

 

Political Science Lecturer David Lee says opposition to medical marijuana dispensaries in San Francisco's Sunset District is due to traditional Chinese attitudes toward illegal drugs and the neighborhood's higher numbers of homeowners and families. San Francisco Chronicle 8/16/15

 

Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin says the cost of providing transition care to transgender members of the military would be around $5.6 million. The Market Business 8/16/15 The Next Digit 8/16/15; Pulse Headlines 8/16/15; Morning Ticker 8/15/15; Maine News 8/15/15; Clapway 8/14/15

 

Professor of Recreation, Parks & Tourism Nina Roberts comments on discrimination and segregation at national parks. NPR 8/16/15 (clip not available online)

 

Several San Francisco high school students, including some who were accepted to SF State, have been awarded their diplomas after the state of California canceled the high school exit examination before the students could pass it. The College Fix 8/16/15; KCRA Sacramento 8/15/15 (clip not available online); KGO San Francisco 8/15/15 (clip not available online); KFSN Fresno 8/15/15 (clip not available online); KCAL Los Angeles 8/15/15 (clip not available online); KMPH Fresno 8/15/15 (clip not available online); KOFY San Francisco 8/14/15 (clip not available online); KCBD Lubbock, Texas 8/14/15 (clip not available online)

 

Alums Thomas and Mahndisa Davis are owners of the commercial drone business Drone for Hire. Modesto Bee 8/16/15

 

Alum Nydia Martinez is a new ROP/career specialist at San Benito High School. BenitoLink 8/16/15

 

Alum Lewis Campbell, founder and director of the Multi-Ethnic Theater, is profiled. San Francisco Chronicle 8/16/15

 

Barack Obama Sr., father of President Barack Obama, is reported to have been admitted to SF State in the late 1950s. allAfrica 8/15/15

 

Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Stephen Kane is part of a team of astronomers that discovered Kepler-453b, a planet orbiting in the habitable zone of two stars. The Huffington Post 8/14/15

 

This article about entrepreneurs mentions SF State alum Nestor Flores, who used Facebook to raise money for his new gym. Santa Cruz Sentinel 8/14/15

 


Lisa Allen is the new head softball coach at SF State. Belgrade News 8/14/15

 

Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin said the cost of providing transition care to transgender members of the military would be around $5.6 million. The Fiscal Times 8/14/15; International Business Times 8/13/15; Managed Care Magazine 8/13/15; Mid-Day Daily 8/13/15

 

Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Stephen Kane was part of a team of astronomers that discovered Kepler-453b, a planet orbiting in the habitable zone of two stars. Ledger Gazette 8/14/15; iAfrica 8/14/15; International Business Times 8/14/15; Bulletin Leader 8/14/15; Moviepilot 8/13/15

 

SF State's Fine Arts Museum is a partner for the Asia Week San Francisco Bay Area visual arts festival taking place in October. Blouin Art Info 8/14/15

 

The San Francisco school board waived the California High School Exit Exam requirement for several recent high school graduates left in limbo after the state canceled the test, including some who have been admitted to SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 8/13/15

 

Alum John Seeterlin is a member of the band The Family Crest. Huffington Post 8/14/15

 

This article about the Jamestown Community Center in the Mission references an SF State alum. Mission Local 8/14/15

 

SF State research has shown that the temperature inside a vehicle can climb nearly 20 degrees in just 10 minutes on a partly cloudy day. WULK Green Bay 8/13/15 (clip not available online)

 

Rock climbers and SF State alums Brendan and Chloe Couvreux are profiled. Boulder Weekly 8/13/15

 

Researchers at SF State's Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies are involved in the effort to save the Olympia oyster, a native California species at risk of extinction. The Ark 8/12/15 (clip not available online)


Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Stephen Kane was part of a team of astronomers that discovered Kepler-453b, a planet orbiting in the habitable zone of two stars. The New Daily 8/13/15; KGO Radio 8/12/15; Space Daily 4/12/15

 

Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin said the cost of providing transition care to transgender members of the military would be around $5.6 million. Fortune 8/13/15; Military Times 8/12/15

 

Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman says the issue of whether the Raiders stay in Oakland or move to Los Angeles comes down to money, and that the major of Oakland is right now to commit city money to building a new stadium. KCBS 8/12/15 (clip not available online)

 

SF State is one of two universities featured in the film "Agents of Change." Martha's Vineyard Times 8/12/15

 

Legendary jazz musician Vince Guaraldi attended SF State. SF Weekly 8/12/15

 

Alum Beth Devin has joined professional services firm Alvarez & Marshal as a managing director in San Francisco. ABL Advisor 8/13/15

 

Alum Jason Ybarra is a new physics teacher at Bridgewater College. Augusta Free Press 8/13/15

 

Students accepted to SF State are among those affected by the state's decision to cancel the California High School Exit Exam. San Francisco Chronicle 8/12/15

 

Alum Maya Linke is the scenic designer for the play "Truck Stop," opening in October in San Francisco. Broadway World San Francisco 8/12/15

 

This article references a free speech lawsuit against SF State in 2007. San Diego Union Tribune 8/12/15

 

Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Stephen Kane was part of a team of astronomers that discovered Kepler-453b, a planet orbiting in the habitable zone of two stars. SFist 8/12/15; West Texas News 8/12/15; Jewocity.com 8/12/15; Tech Times 8/12/15; Yibada 8/12/15; Tulane Hullaballo 8/12/15; Pierce Pioneer 8/12/15; Rapid News Network 8/12/15; Times of India 8/12/15; Nature World News 8/11/15; Christian Science Monitor 8/11/15; University Herald 8/11/15; KTVU 8/11/15; KRON 8/11/15

 

Business, management, marketing and related support services; social sciences; communication, journalism and related programs; visual and performing arts; and health professions and related programs are reported to be the most popular majors at SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 8/11/15

 

Students in Antioch High School's Math and College Readiness Academy visited SF State this summer. San Jose Mercury News 8/11/15


Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Stephen Kane was part of a team of astronomers that discovered Kepler-453b, a planet orbiting in the habitable zone of two stars. San Francisco Examiner 8/10/15; Washington Post 8/10/15; NBC News 8/10/15


Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Stephen Kane was part of a team of astronomers that discovered Kepler-453b, a planet orbiting in the habitable zone of two stars. The Free Press Journal 8/11/15; Uncover Michigan 4/11/15; Science World Report 8/11/15; NDTV 8/11/15; Financial Express 8/11/15; Headlines and Global News 4/11/15; RedOrbit 8/10/15; Latinos Post 8/10/15; Science Recorder 8/10/15

 

The temperature inside a car can reach 100 degrees on a 75-degree day in just 20 minutes, according to SF State research. WMAR Baltimore 8/10/15

 

This article about policies regarding transgender soldiers references the Palm Center, reported to be a research branch at SF State. Slate 8/10/15

 

Alum Barbara Riley is interviewed about presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's proposal to reduce student loan debt. KGTV San Diego 8/10/15

 

SF State is one of several CSU campuses that broadly allow free speech so long as it does not interfere with other campus activities. Inland Valley Daily Bulletin 8/9/15

 

This article about a lawsuit related to art mentions that the defendant's art collection was previously called into question when Yoshiko Yamamoto, director of San Francisco State University's Treganza Anthropology Museum, could only authenticate three of his 80 pieces. Artnet News 8/10/15

 

Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown is an alum of SF State. NBC Bay Area 8/9/15 (clip not available online)

 

Alum Joshua Hash was a member of the 2000 Hazel Dell Little League team that advanced to the Little League World Series. The Columbian 8/8/15


Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Stephen Kane was part of a team of astronomers that discovered Kepler-453b, a planet orbiting in the habitable zone of two stars. San Francisco Examiner 8/10/15; Washington Post 8/10/15; NBC News 8/10/15


Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell's research has consistently shown that consumers are happier when they purchase life experiences versus material items. MoneySense 8/7/15


Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell's research has consistently shown that consumers are happier when they purchase life experiences versus material items. MoneySense 8/7/15


Researchers from SF State were part of a team that in 2008 published computer simulations of planets around the star Alpha Centauri B. Extreme Tech 8/7/15

 

Associate Professor of Biology Vance Vredenburg and fellow biologists warn that urgent action is needed to protect North American salamanders from a deadly fungus. Vocal Republic 8/6/15

 

Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman talked about what he was watching for in last night's Republican presidential debate. KCBS 8/6/15 (clip not available online)

 

SF State is one of several universities and other organizations involved in the FogNet project to measure output from fog catchers and analyze the runoff. Santa Cruz Sentinel 8/6/15

 

SF State student Araceli Castañeda-Ramirez participated in the Palo Alto school district's RISE UP program. Palo Alto Online 8/7/15

 

Student Flor Jerez-Rodas has received a scholarship from the Rotary Club of Burlingame. San Jose Mercury News 8/7/15

 

Gautam Sharma, an SF State student and actor, has landed his first role in a feature film, "Warrior Savitri." India West 8/6/15

 

An SF State alum writes about being a transgender woman of color. Autostraddle 8/6/15


Criminal Justice Studies Lecturer Greg Woods comments on the issues regarding the release of police videos. North Coast Journal 8/6/15


Associate Professor of Biology Vance Vredenburg and fellow biologists warn that urgent action is needed to protect North American salamanders from a deadly fungus. The Fish Site 8/6/15

 

An SF State student is referenced in this story about companies known as "pharmacy benefits managers." OZY.com 8/6/15

 

The San Mateo County Transit District is increasing service on a bus line that serves SF State. SFBay.ca 8/6/15; KRON 4 8/6/15 (clip not available online)

 

Faculty and graduate student researchers at the Romberg Tiburon Center have been documenting the behavior of harbor porpoises, which in 2007 were seen in San Francisco Bay for the first time in 65 years. The Ark 8/5/15 (clip not available online)

 

Discussions between SF State and the Tiburon Salmon Institute have been extended to Aug. 17. The Ark 8/5/15 (clip not available online)


Criminal Justice Studies Lecturer Greg Woods comments on the issues regarding the release of police videos. North Coast Journal 8/6/15


Associate Professor of Journalism Venise Wagner writes in this opinion piece about race and gender equity in the tech industry and the news media. San Francisco Chronicle 8/3/15

 

In this opinion piece, Lecturer of Anthropology Niccolo Caldararo writes that the term "Dixie," used to refer to the U.S. South, is a racist symbol. Marin Independent-Journal 8/3/15

 

This article about a newly opened community center in Los Angeles quotes a student who will attend SF State in the fall. CBS Los Angeles 8/3/15

 

Golden State Warriors player Harrison Barnes visited SF State last month during FC Barcelona's practices at Cox Stadium. Warriors.com 8/3/15

 

Associate Professor of Biology Vance Vredenburg and fellow biologists warn that urgent action is needed to protect North American salamanders from a deadly fungus. Lidtime.com 8/3/15Pioneer News 8/3/15Bulletin Leader 8/3/15Bend Bulletin 8/3/15Uncover California 8/3/15Apex Tribune 8/2/15Pocono Record 8/2/15Utah People's Post 8/2/15Tech Times 8/2/15Digital Journal 8/1/15; Summit County Citizens Voice 8/1/15  ; The Monitor Daily 8/1/15The Market Business 7/31/15Headlines and Global News 7/31/15Newser.com 7/31/15Nature World News 7/31/15Christian Science Monitor 7/30/15

 

Alum Andrew Bensch writes about the positive role that hockey has played in his life. The Hockey Writers 8/3/15

 

Professor of Management John Sullivan recently gave a presentation on "People Management Practices from Google, Facebook and Apple.” ETTelecom.com 8/2/15

 

Tyler LaTorre has been hired as an assistant baseball coach. Santa Cruz Sentinel 8/2/15

 

An SF State researcher was part of a team that found that climate change may make embryotic development difficult for the Antarctic Dragonfish. Nature World News 7/31/15

 

Alum Andrea Moran talks about her semesters studying in France, the Netherlands and Denmark in this article about studying abroad in college. USA Today 7/31/15

 

Student Derrick Cabrel is interviewed about a youth leadership academy in Orange County. Orange County Breeze 7/30/15


July

Associate Professor of Biology Vance Vredenburg and fellow biologists warn that urgent action is needed to protect North American salamanders from a deadly fungus. New York Times 7/30/15; San Francisco Chronicle 7/30/15; Los Angeles Times 7/30/15; Discovery News 7/31/15; NPR 7/30/15; US News & World Report 7/30/15


Associate Professor of Biology Vance Vredenburg and fellow biologists warn that urgent action is needed to protect North American salamanders from a deadly fungus. NYC Today 7/31/15 Tech Times 7/31/15; CelebCafe 7/31/15; Northern Californian 7/31/15; The Weather Space 7/31/15; Science World Report 7/31/15; Press Examiner 7/31/15; Bulletin Leader 7/31/15; iFreePress.com 7/31/15; TVnewsroom.com 7/31/15; Pioneer News 7/31/15; Futurity 7/31/15; Wall Street Hedge 7/31/15; Techie-News 7/31/15; Herald and News 7/31/15; Pulse Headlines 7/31/15; Tulane Hullabaloo 7/30/15; TakePart.com 7/30/15; University Herald 7/30/15; The Verge 7/30/15

 

Former Gator wrestler Jake Shields is profiled. Calaveras Enterprise 7/31/15

 

Alum and musician Johnny Mathis, who was a high-jump star while a student at SF State, is profiled. Phoenix New Times 7/31/15


Professor of Management John Sullivan advises job seekers to post three different resumes in an online database and see which receives the most responses. KCRA 7/30/15


Associate Professor of Biology Vance Vredenburg and fellow biologists warn that urgent action is needed to protect North American salamanders from a deadly fungus. New York Times 7/30/15; San Francisco Chronicle 7/30/15; Los Angeles Times 7/30/15; Discovery News 7/31/15; NPR 7/30/15; US News & World Report 7/30/15


SF State is ranked 19th on The Hollywood Reporter’s list of top 25 film schools. The Hollywood Reporter 7/30/15


Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson presented SF State's Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability with a commendation to mark the launch of its "Patient No More" exhibit in Berkeley. Berkeley Patch 7/29/15


SF State is planning a satellite campus in Hunter's Point. SF Weekly 7/30/15

 

Alum Steven Harmon has been hired as a policy analyst/communications staff member in the office of state Senator Steve Glazer. The Independent 7/30/15

 

Alum Wilma Pang is running for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Hoodline 7/30/15

 

Associate Professor of Urban Studies and Planning Jasper Rubin says raising land to raise the height of buildings fails to address "larger systemic issues" with building along shoreline susceptible to rising sea levels. San Francisco Public Press 7/29/15

 

Celine Perreñas Shimizu, visiting professor of sexuality studies and cinema, discusses transgender pornography. International Business Times 7/29/15

 

SF State was ranked 712th on the Center for World University's list of best universities in the U.S. San Francisco News 7/29/15

 

Alum Robert Diefenbach is a new loan officer at Opportunity Bank of Montana. Ravalli Republic 7/29/15

 

Alum Graham Hill has helped to develop a marketing research tool for a San Diego PR firm. San Diego Source 7/29/15

 

Joe Asberry, who is reported to have played basketball at SF State, is profiled. SLAM 7/29/15


Alum Nicole Stevenson, who runs two of California's biggest craft events, is profiled. Bohemian.com 7/29/15

 

This article about workshops for first-generation college students in Chula Vista mentions that some are preparing to attend SF State. The San Diego Union-Tribune 7/28/15

 

The 1968-69 student strike at SF State led to the creation of the nation's first College of Ethnic Studies. San Francisco Bay View 7/28/15

 

SF State was among the California institutions audited for Clery Act compliance. Utah Herald 7/28/15

 

An undocumented immigrant who earned his master's degree at SF State is one of several individuals profiled in the new film "A Daring Journey, From Immigration to Education," which will be shown next week in East Palo Alto. The Almanac 7/28/15

 

Alum Steve Hixenbaugh will lead a seminar on customer service at Mendocino College next month. Record-Bee 7/28/15

 

Michael Santos, who earned his bachelor and master's degree while serving a 26-year prison sentence, taught criminal justice courses at SF State. Vice 7/28/15


According to research from SF State's Department of Earth and Climate Sciences, the temperature in a car can increase up to 20 degrees in 10 minutes. Eastern Arizona Courier 7/28/15

 

SF State is listed among more than 180 U.S. News & World Report-ranked colleges and universities that do not require SAT or ACT scores for admission. Washington Post 7/27/15

 

Alum Ruth Passen is one of several women residents of Potrero Hill profiled in this article. Potrero View 7/27/15

 

Alum Sara Donchey is a new anchor and reporter at KPRC Channel 2 in Houston. Houston Chronicle 7/27/15; Click2Houston.com 7/27/15

 

Jose Vega, an SF State alum and founder of Izalco Catering, is profiled. The Richmond Standard 7/27/15


SF State hosted the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference last week, which included remarks by President Les Wong. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 7/26/15


SF State students are advocating for a discounted transit pass. SFBay.ca 7/27/15

 

Professor of Psychology Kathleen Mosier and SF State students developed protocols for communicating in deep space, some of which are being implemented by NASA. KCBS 7/26/15 (clip not available online)

 

Alum Vicky Li is a new part-time case manager at the Pacifica Resource Center. San Jose Mercury News 7/26/15


SF State hosted the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference last week, which included remarks by President Les Wong. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 7/26/15


Alum and musician Delbert Bump will perform at the Solano County Fair on July 30. Daily Republic 7/24/15

 

Emeritus Professor Gary Selnow is the founder of WiRED, an organization that brings medical and health education to communities in underserved, war-torn and impoverished regions of the globe. Half Moon Bay Review 7/23/15

 

SF State is an associate member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in wrestling. The Gazette 7/23/15

 

FC Barcelona trained at SF State in advance of the team's match against Manchester United at Levi's Stadium on Saturday. KDTV Univision 7/23/15 (clip not available online); ABC 7 News Bay Area 7/23/15 (clip not available online); KRON 7/23/15 (clip not available online); KOFY 7/23/15 (clip not available online)

 

Actor D'Arcy Drollinger, an SF State alum, plays Samantha Jones in the drag adaptation "Sex and the City Live." San Francisco Chronicle 7/23/15

 

This article about a man who threw out the first pitch at a recent San Francisco Giants game mentions that the man's son attends SF State. Pleasanton Weekly 7/24/15


FC Barcelona is training at SF State in advance of the team's match against Manchester United at Levi's Stadium on Saturday. CBS San Francisco 7/23/15 (clip not available online); Sport-English 7/23/15

 

Marjan Philhour, daughter of SF State alums Alice Payuran Tinitigan and Mark Ghafourpour, is running for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Inquirer.net 7/23/15

 

Alum and author Don Carpenter is remembered. The Oregonian 7/23/15

 

SF State alum Jose Antonio Vargas is the creator of the MTV documentary series "White People." Mic.com 7/22/15


Professor of Management John Sullivan offers advice for interviewing job candidates. San Francisco Chronicle 7/21/15


This opinion article co-authored by Lecturer of Philosophy Ann Robertson argues in defense of the Syriza government leadership in Greece. Counterpunch 7/22/15

 

This profile of author Gordon Chin references his participation in the 1968-69 student strike at SF State. NBC News 7/22/15

 

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom expressed his support for marijuana legalization during a 2013 book promotion event at SF State. KFBK Sacramento 7/22/15 (clip not available online)

 

Between 1998 and 2014, 636 children lost their lives as a result of experiencing heatstroke in hot vehicles, according to research from SF State's Department of Earth & Climate Sciences. Folsom Telegraph 7/21/15 

 

Sister Kathleen Sickly, an SF State alum, is celebrating 40 years with the Sisters of the Presentation. Catholic San Francisco 7/21/15 

 

Alum and flautist Shelley Loring will perform with the group Equinox in Astoria, Oregon. Coast Weekend 7/21/15

 

Alum Brendan Couvreux is competing on the TV reality show "American Ninja Warrior." Esquire Network 7/21/15 (clip not available online)

 

SF State was among the California institutions audited for Clery Act compliance. Abraham Dehli Daily 7/21/15


SF State's Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability is presenting "Patient No More," an exhibit opening in Berkeley documenting protests that led to the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act. BeyondChron.org 7/21/15


Alum Tracey Helton, who provides drug users with free naloxone via the Internet to counteract the effects of an overdose, is profiled. Backchannel 7/21/15 

 

The temperature inside a vehicle can increase by almost 20 degrees in just 10 minutes, according to research from SF State's Department of Earth & Climate Sciences. Waxahachie Daily Light 7/20/15; WUSA 7/20/15

 

SF State has joined researchers across the nation to research the interaction of gender identity and transgender individuals. The College Fix 7/20/15

 

Alum Brendan Couvreux is competing on the TV reality show "American Ninja Warrior." NBC 7/20/15 (clip not available online) 


SF State's Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability is presenting "Patient No More," an exhibit opening in Berkeley documenting protests that led to the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act. BeyondChron.org 7/21/15


Professor of Management John Sullivan offers advice for interviewing job candidates. San Francisco Chronicle 7/21/15


After receiving an eviction notice, the Tiburon Salmon Institute is in negotiations with SF State to remain at the University's Romberg Center for Environmental Studies. North Bay Business Journal 7/17/15

 

Alumna Cheryl Jennings is among the Bay Area broadcasters who have enjoyed major career success. SFGate 7/20/15

 

The waterbed, designed by alumnus Charles Hall in 1968 for his master's thesis project, made this list of notable San Francisco inventions. San Francisco Sentinel 7/20/15

 

Got Light co-owners Russell Holt and Jon Retsky are both SF State graduates. Upstart Business Journal 7/19/15

 

Alumnus Mathew Carey Hudson, a former social counselor and professional photographer, has died. Napa Valley Register 7/19/15

 

Former director of SF State's Family Acceptance Project Rev. Marian Edmonds Allen is the newly named executive director of the Utah Pride Center. Standard Examiner 7/20/15

 

SF State alumna Adrian Deckbar's post-Hurricane Katrina oil paintings focus on the beauty and power of water. The New Orleans Advocate 7/19/15

 

Biology Professor Tom Parker discusses "Field Guide to Manzanitas," a book he co-authored with Biology Lecturer Michael Vasey. Jefferson Public Radio, 7/16/15

 

An episode of the reality show "Bar Rescue" referenced SF State and a local pub that had been renamed The Lister in honor of the University's founding president, Frederic Lister Burk. Spike 7/19/15

 

"Sports Night Live" played video of SF State baseball player Carter Gambrell doing the dance move "The Whip" as he called strikes while serving as umpire for a high school game. KRON 7/19/15 (clip not available)

 

SF State research has found that gay, lesbian and bisexual young adults rejected by family were more likely to report suicide attempts and depression than non-rejected peers. Vox 7/17/15

 

SF State research reveals that even in comfortable weather, temperatures inside a sealed vehicle can rise to more than 100 degrees. New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV 7/17/15

 

Arushi Madan will receive the 2015 International Young Eco-Hero Award at a reception at SF State. Khaleej Times 7/17/15


SF State has joined researchers across the nation to research the interaction of gender identity and transgender individuals. The Red & Black 7/18/15


An article about Caitlyn Jenner's transgender journey points to SF State research to stress the need for parental acceptance. Yahoo Parenting 7/16/15

 

Alumna Miriam Alvarenga, a 2014 recipient of a Bay Area Gardeners' Foundation scholarship, spoke at the foundation's fundraiser in Palo Alto. San Jose Mercury News 7/17/15

 

San Diego State has hired Florida International University pitching coach Sam Peraza, who played baseball at SF State. The San Diego Union-Tribune 7/16/15

 

SF State was among the California institutions audited for Clery Act compliance. San Diego Reader 7/16/15

 

Marian Edmonds-Allen has joined the Utah Pride Center as its new executive director after a year as the national program director for the SF State-based Family Acceptance Project. The Salt Lake Tribune 7/16/15

 

Carol Hovey, the director of the Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre production of "The King and I," first directed the play in the same space 23 years ago for her SF State master's project. Pleasanton Weekly 7/17/15

 

The new “Student Voices” website has compiled student quotes and statements about campus anti-Semitism from schools around the nation, including SF State. J.weekly 7/16/15

 

Alumnus Keir Dullea stars as Norman Thayer in Ernest Thompson’s “On Golden Pond,” now playing at the Bucks County Playhouse. Delaware County News Network 7/17/15


Professor Emeritus of Economics Ralph Anspach created the game Anti-Monopoly. Financial Advisor Magazine 7/16/15

 

SF State is one of several colleges and universities participating in a five-year, National Institutes of Health study to better understand and improve transgender individuals' experience. PQ Portland 7/15/15

 

SF State will help conduct and analyze a survey of Marin County trail users. Marin Independent-Journal 7/15/15

 

An open-government ordinance drafted by students in Political Science Lecturer David Lee's American politics class is on the November ballot in San Francisco. SF Weekly 7/15/15

 

Actor and alum Keir Dullea is starring in a production of "On Golden Pond" in New Hope, Pennsylvania. Delaware County News Network 7/15/15

 

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is an alum of SF State. Wall Street Journal 7/15/15

 

Artist and alum Eileen David's latest oil painting exhibition opens in San Francisco later this month. San Francisco Chronicle 7/15/15


Business Insider lists SF State as one of the top universities for students seeking jobs in Silicon Valley. KLIV Silicon Valley News 7/15/15; KNPX Phoenix 7/14/15 (clip not available online)


SF State is one of more than 100 colleges and universities under investigation for failing to properly handle sexual assault complaints. Los Angeles Times 7/15/15

 

Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin discusses the Pentagon's move to lift the ban on transgender soldiers. KPCC 7/14/15 (clip not available online); KNPR Las Vegas 7/14/15 (clip not available online)

 

Ingmar Guandique, accused of killing SF State alum Chandra Levy, has been ordered to remain in jail while he awaits retrial. KGO San Francisco 7/14/15 (clip not available online)


Lisa Allen has been hired as the new head coach of the SF State softball team. Billings Gazette 7/13/14; KTVQ Billings News 7/13/15; KULR Billings 7/13/15 (clip not available online); K13PL Glendive, Montana 7/13/15 (clip not available online)


SF State is listed as a supporter of AB 7, a new California law honoring labor leader Larry Itliong. GMA News 7/14/15

 

Associate Professor of Marketing Gulnur Tumbat is climbing the Carstenz summit in Oceania. Daily Sabah 7/13/15


Business Insider lists SF State as one of the top universities for students seeking jobs in Silicon Valley. KTAR 7/14/15; Business Insider 7/13/15


SF State researchers led by Professor of Psychology Kathleen Mosier have developed protocols for NASA that solve the challenges of communicating with significant time delays. Phys.org 7/14/15


Lisa Allen has been hired as the new head coach of the SF State softball team. Billings Gazette 7/13/14; KTVQ Billings News 7/13/15; KULR Billings 7/13/15 (clip not available online); K13PL Glendive, Montana 7/13/15 (clip not available online)


Business Insider lists SF State as one of the top universities for students seeking jobs in Silicon Valley. KTAR 7/14/15; Business Insider 7/13/15


SF State researchers led by Professor of Psychology Kathleen Mosier have developed protocols for NASA that solve the challenges of communicating with significant time delays. Phys.org 7/14/15


Alum April Manio is the co-founder of Good Seeds Apparel, an environmentally friendly clothing company. San Mateo Daily Journal 7/13/15

 

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif earned his undergraduate degree at SF State. Denver Post 7/13/15

 

In this op-ed, Professor Emeritus of Education Mark Phillips writes why he opposes the Common Core educational standards. Marin Independent-Journal 7/12/15

 

Chloe Johnson, an alum, is a new crime reporter at the Napa Valley Register. Napa Valley Register 7/11/15

 

Alum Stephanie Patterson is the new events coordinator at the Salem Art Association. Statesman Journal 7/11/15 

 

Artist and alum Pearl Jones Tranter's digital and multimedia art is featured in a new show that opened last weekend in Taos, New Mexico. The Taos News 7/11/15

 

Alum Tiffany McFarland is the co-president of the San Francisco chapter of the Pink Boots Society, an organization for women in the beer industry. Hoodline 7/11/15


Nine children have died so far in 2015 due to being left in hot vehicles, according to SF State's Department of Earth & Climate Sciences. Rapid News Network 7/10/15; Statesman Tribune 7/10/15; KCEN TV 7/9/15

 

Research from Professor of Kinesiology David Anderson has found that infants develop their fear of heights based on visual experiences that result from moving around their environment. Medical Xpress 7/10/15

 

Professor of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Patrick Tierney is the co-author of the new book "Colorado’s Yampa River, Free Flowing and Wild from the Flat Tops to the Green." Steamboat Today 7/9/15

 

In this opinion piece, student Lia Quilty writes about the ballot initiative she and her classmates created that would require San Francisco to livestream public meetings, give residents the opportunity to offer comments remotely and provide definite starting times for topics of wide interest. San Francisco Chronicle 7/9/15

 

Alum Jim Watson-Grove founded a poetry group that meets weekly in Port Townsend, Washington. Port Townsend Leader 7/9/15

 

Alum Philip Cambe is a partner in his father's aviation business, Van Nuys-based the Cambe Group. Inquirer.net 7/9/15


Research from Professor of Kinesiology David Anderson has found that infants develop their fear of heights based on visual experiences that result from moving around their environment. Military-Tech.net 7/9/15


Television news anchor and alum Ruth Spencer is retiring in December. Crain's Detroit Business 7/9/15; TVNewsCheck 7/8/15; WDIV Detroit 7/8/15

 

An SF State student camped out overnight in order to get a good seat at San Diego Comic Con. Business Insider Australia 7/9/15

 

SF State research has shown that the temperature inside a vehicle can increase by almost 20 degrees in 10 minutes, and up to 50 degrees in an hour. Tyler Morning Telegraph 7/8/15; Valley Road Runner 7/8/15

 

Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini is an SF State alum. Edwardsville Intelligencer 7/8/15

 

Danny Souza, a recent SF State graduate and member of the Gator baseball team, was honored as the College of Business' undergraduate hood recipient at Commencement in May. Vallejo Times-Herald 7/8/15

 

The San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency approved service changes to the 28-19th Avenue bus line, which serves SF State. Streetsblog San Francisco 7/8/15


Assistant Professor of Journalism Sachi Cunningham discusses her experiences photographing surfers in the series "Saltwater Daughters." Surf Portugal 7/8/15

 

Associate Professor of Biology Kimberly Tanner participated in a study about biological misconceptions among students. Phys.org 7/8/15

 

Alum Micah Messenheimer will discuss the history of photography at the July meeting of the Loveland Photographic Society. Loveland Reporter-Herald 7/7/15


According to research by Assistant Professor of Psychology Kevin Eschleman, dedicating time to a hobby unrelated to one's job has a positive effect on workplace performance. New Indian Express 7/7/15

 

SF State is one of the hosts of a statewide education conference. Monterey Herald 7/6/15

 

Professor of Geography & Environment Ellen Hines comments on the vulnerability of dugong populations near Okinawa, Japan, where there are plans to relocate a U.S. military base. Mongabay 7/6/15 

 

SF State and the Tiburon Salmon Institute are in negotiations to develop a license agreement allowing the nonprofit to remain at the Romberg Tiburon Center. Marin Independent Journal 7/6/15

 

Alum Maya Linke did the scenic design for the play "Truck Stop" at Crowded Fire Theater. Broadway World 7/6/15


SF State is moving forward with plans to build new student housing and retail along Holloway Avenue. San Francisco Business Times 7/6/15; CBS 5 San Francisco 7/6/15 (clip not available online); KTVU 7/6/15 (clip not available online); KQED Monterey 7/6/15 (clip not available online); KCBA Monterey 7/6/15 (clip not available online); KQED Radio 7/6/15 (clip not available online); San Francisco Chronicle 7/5/15


Assistant Professor of Journalism Sachi Cunningham is co-directing "Crutch," a documentary about disabled skater Bill Shannon. Emily Smith Beitiks, assistant director of the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability, served as an advisor to the film. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 7/5/15


Professor of Women and Gender Studies Nan Alamilla Boyd helped developed curricula for what is believed to be the first high school course on LGBT studies, to be offered this fall at Ruth Asawa School of the Arts in San Francisco. USA Today 7/4/15


Professor of Geography & Environment Ellen Hines comments on the vulnerability of dugong populations near Okinawa, Japan, where there are plans to relocate a U.S. military base. Environmental News 7/6/15

 

Caitlin Ryan, founder and director of SF State's Family Acceptance Project, comments about an LGBT protest 50 years ago in Philadelphia. Vocal Republic 7/6/15

 

This article references a blog post from Professor of American Indian Studies Joanne Barker that compares the public outcry over Rachel Dolezal with the relative lack of media attention over Andrea Smith, who has faced accusations that she has falsely represented herself as Cherokee. Inside Higher Ed 7/6/15

 

Alum Rick Wolfish is interviewed for an article about the Grateful Dead's final concerts, which took place this weekend in Chicago. Crain's Chicago Business 7/6/15; San Francisco Chronicle 7/3/15; The New York Times 7/3/15

 

Engaging in creative activities outside the office can improve an employee's job performance, according to research from Assistant Professor of Psychology Kevin Eschleman. Business Insider India 7/4/15; The Telegraph 7/4/15

 

Student Corinne Kathryn Stricker received a Live Your Dream award from Soroptimist International of North San Mateo County. San Jose Mercury News 7/3/15

 

SF State and the Tiburon Salmon Institute are in negotiations to develop a license agreement allowing the nonprofit to remain at the Romberg Tiburon Center. San Francisco Examiner 7/2/15


SF State is moving forward with plans to build new student housing and retail along Holloway Avenue. San Francisco Business Times 7/6/15; CBS 5 San Francisco 7/6/15 (clip not available online); KTVU 7/6/15 (clip not available online); KQED Monterey 7/6/15 (clip not available online); KCBA Monterey 7/6/15 (clip not available online); KQED Radio 7/6/15 (clip not available online); San Francisco Chronicle 7/5/15


Assistant Professor of Journalism Sachi Cunningham is co-directing "Crutch," a documentary about disabled skater Bill Shannon. Emily Smith Beitiks, assistant director of the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability, served as an advisor to the film. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 7/5/15


Students in a class led by David Lee, an adjunct professor of political science, have collected 16,000 signatures in support of a ballot measure that would require all city public meetings to be streamed online and allow people to offer public testimony remotely. KQED 7/2/15 ABC7 News 7/1/15 San Francisco Appeal 7/1/15 KRON4 7/1/15


According to SF State research, the temperature in a closed vehicle can suddenly skyrocket. CBS Sacramento 7/1/15

 

Legendary singer and alum Johnny Mathis reflects on his career in advance of performances with the San Francisco Symphony on July 2 and 3. Bay Area Reporter 7/2/15

 

Alum Karen Bell established the vegan restaurant Lettuce In. Chico Enterprise-Record 7/1/15 Marin Independent Journal 7/1/15 San Jose Mercury News 7/1/15

 

Alum Dominica Tarica graduated in May with a master's degree in special education. San Jose Mercury News 7/1/15 Marin Independent Journal 7/1/15

 

Student Michael Mendoza is pursuing his degree in business marketing after having been incarcerated for 17 years for involvement in gang violence. San Jose Inside 7/1/15


Students in a class led by David Lee, an adjunct professor of political science, have collected 16,000 signatures in support of a ballot measure that would require all city public meetings to be streamed online and allow people to offer public testimony remotely. KQED 7/2/15 ABC7 News 7/1/15 San Francisco Appeal 7/1/15 KRON4 7/1/15


The Tiburon Salmon Institute has been asked to leave SF State's Romberg Tiburon Center. KPIX 7/1/15 (clip not available online)

 

Consciousness is not as powerful as commonly believed, according to a new theory by SF State Associate Professor of Psychology Ezequiel Morsella. Big Think 6/30/15 Investigacion y Desarrollo (Mexico) 6/30/15 Gizmodo India 6/30/15

 

Lack of familial support for LGBT youth can increase their risk of suicide and at-risk behavior, according to research from SF State's Family Acceptance Project. Wicked Local Georgetown 6/30/15

 

Eileen David, who attended SF State, is presenting a solo exhibition of paintings at the Paul Thiebaud Gallery. San Francisco Chronicle 6/30/15


June

Lecturer of Humanities Peter Richardson's book "No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead" offers insight into the subculture that surrounds the band. LA Times 6/30/15


According to SF State research, posture can have an effect on mood. Brasil Post (Brazil) 6/29/15

 

The Tiburon Salmon Institute has been asked to cease operations at the Romberg Tiburon Center. KTVU 6/29/15 (clip not available online)


The conscious mind exerts less control than commonly believed, according to a new theory proposed by Associate Professor of Psychology Ezequiel Morsella. Tendencias Cientificas 6/29/15; Medical Daily 6/27/15; Time 6/26/15


The conscious mind exerts less control than commonly believed, according to a new theory proposed by Associate Professor of Psychology Ezequiel Morsella. Tendencias Cientificas 6/29/15 Medical Daily 6/27/15 Time 6/26/15


Associate Professor of Marketing Gulnur Tumbat is preparing to climb Carstensz Pyramid in July, pursuing her goal of becoming the first Turkish person to climb the world's eight highest peaks. Yeni Safak (Turkey) 6/28/15 Ajans34 (Turkey) 6/28/15


The "magic tattooing" done in Cambodia likely developed with Indian interaction, said Jonathan H. X. Lee, associate professor of Asian American studies. South China Morning Post Magazine 6/28/15

 

According to SF State research, spending money on experiences results in greater happiness than spending on material goods. China Topix 6/27/15 Treehugger 6/26/15

 

The Tiburon Salmon Institute seeks to reach an agreement that would allow the program to remain at SF State's Romberg Tiburon Center. Marin Independent Journal 6/27/15

 

According to SF State research, the air temperature inside a vehicle can jump 20 degrees in 10 minutes. Herald and News 6/26/15

 

Alum Cynthia Armijo has been named Westport Arts Center's new executive director. Weston Forum 6/29/15

 

Youth minister Dillon Delvo, an SF State alum, discusses his commitment to the Filipino community in Stockton. Record Net 6/27/15

 

Alum Kelly Dwyer describes having to leave her position on the Democratic County Central Committee in San Francisco to move to another area where housing is more affordable. San Francisco Chronicle 6/27/15

 

Writer and alum Traci Chee wrote a short story that is the basis for "PHILIA," an electronic fairytale musical. Broadway World San Francisco 6/27/15

 

George Hunter, who attended SF State, came up with the concept for the psychedelic rock band the Charlatans 50 years ago. San Francisco Chronicle 6/26/15

 

A group from SF State marched in the San Francisco Pride Parade. KOFY 6/29/15 (clip not available online) 


According to a new theory proposed by Associate Professor of Psychology Ezequiel Morsella, consciousness is far less powerful than traditionally believed. Island Crisis 6/26/15

 

Alexander Dukhovny, a lecturer in mathematics, has translated the first chapter of the novel "The Mathematician's Shiva" into Russian. Palo Alto Online 6/25/15

 

Rejection by family members results in negative outcomes for LGBT youth, according to research by SF State's Family Acceptance Project. Autostraddle 6/25/15

 

Alum Qinmin Lu spent 80 hours painting binary code by hand down the middle of the Twitter offices in San Francisco as a performance art project. San Francisco magazine 6/25/15

 

Alum Donald Bird and husband David Young, who have had three marriage ceremonies as United States laws on gay marriage have changed, discuss their nearly 50-year relationship. San Francisco Chronicle 6/25/15

 

Members of the band The Stone Foxes discuss how the band came together while they were students at SF State. The Bay Bridged 6/25/15


Associate Professor of Sociology Clare Sears wrote the book "Arresting Dress: Cross-Dressing, Law, and Fascination in Nineteenth Century San Francisco," which tells the story of how cross-dressing was criminalized in San Francisco for more than 100 years. Bay Area Reporter 6/25/15


Associate Professor of Marketing Gulnur Tumbat, who was at Mount Everest during the recent avalanche, is preparing to climb Carstensz Pyramid in July, pursuing her goal of becoming the first Turkish person to climb the world's eight highest peaks. Trend Haber (Turkey) 6/25/15

 

According to a new theory proposed by Associate Professor of Psychology Ezequiel Morsella, consciousness is far less powerful than traditionally believed. Huffington Post UK 6/24/15 Laboratory Equipment 6/24/15 Zee News 6/24/15

 

According to research by Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell, people derive more happiness from spending money on experiences rather than purchasing material goods. The American Bazaar 6/24/15

 

Sue Englander, a lecturer of history, protested an SF Pride "Welcome Wagon" sponsored by Airbnb. SF Weekly 6/24/15

 

Alum Gordon Chin, former executive director of the Chinatown Community Development Center, has written the book "Building Community, Chinatown Style." Beyond Chron 6/25/15

 

Alum Jessica Romero won a 2015 Northern California Area Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement: Arts/Entertainment/Special. The Independent 6/25/15

 

The San Francisco Track and Field Club hosted its eighth annual Pride Track and Field Meet at SF State on June 20. Bay Area Reporter 6/25/15


According to a new theory proposed by Associate Professor of Psychology Ezequiel Morsella, consciousness is far less powerful than traditionally believed. Business Standard 6/24/15 Psych Central 6/24/15 Scienceagogo 6/24/15 Big News Network 6/24/15 Daily Mail 6/23/15 World Science 6/23/15


Humanities lecturer Peter Richardson, author of the book "No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead," said that concerts being performed by some members of the band offer an opportunity, perhaps the last one, for the band's community to come together. San Jose Mercury News 6/24/15 Marin Independent Journal 6/23/15


According to SF State research, the temperature inside a closed car can increase dramatically in a short time. Alabama Media 6/24/15

 

A study by the Family Acceptance Project indicates that support for LGBT youth by family, friends and community is crucial to developing positive perceptions of their identity. Windy City Times 6/23/15

 

According to SF State research, 636 children died as a result of being left in hot vehicles between 1998 and 2014. Red Bluff Daily News 6/23/15 Visalia Times Delta 6/23/15

 

According to records kept by SF State for the years 1998 to 2015, children have died after being confined in hot cars in every month except January. Texomas 6/23/15

 

Alum Deborah Skiles has been appointed principal of Ortega Elementary School. San Jose Mercury News 6/23/15

 

Javad Zarif, Iran's foreign minister, studied at SF State. BBC News 6/23/15

 

Alum Susan Michals founded CatCon LA. Jezebel 6/23/15

 

Student Justin Phu has released his second record, "The Lonely Candidate." San Jose Mercury News 6/23/15


The Ropes Course at Fort Miley, operated by SF State's Pacific Leadership Institute, is highlighted as one of five places to try extreme sports over the summer. 7x7 6/23/15


SF State will host the inaugural California State University Innovation Series on Thursday, with a focus on the start-up industry. San Francisco Examiner 6/22/15 KRON 6/22/15 (clip not available online) KCBS 6/22/15 (clip not available online)

 

According to SF State research, between 1998 and 2014, 636 children died from heatstroke related to hot vehicles. Redding Searchlight 6/22/15

 

SF State research has found that it takes 10 minutes on an 80-degree day for the inside temperature of a car to reach about 100 degrees. St. Cloud Times 6/22/15

 

Actor Randy Schulman, who has a recurring role on the TV show "Grimm" and attended SF State, has opened a gelato cart in Portland. Portland Tribune 6/23/15

 

Alum Weston Green, who won a New York Emmy, discusses his career. The Californian 6/23/15

 

Alum Albert Solorzano has been appointed principal of Marylin Avenue Elementary School. Livermore Patch 6/22/15 

                 

A bar near the SF State campus was featured on the TV show "Bar Rescue." Examiner.com 6/22/15


The inaugural California State University Innovation Series will bring together leaders in business and education to discuss the state of the start-up industry on June 25. San Francisco Appeal 6/22/15


People with lower education levels and incomes are less likely to know about alternative therapies, according to new SF State research. WILX 6/22/15 Psych Central 6/20/15

 

David Lee, an adjunct professor of political science, is leading an effort to get a measure on the November ballot that would require all city public meetings to be streamed online and allow people to offer public testimony remotely. San Francisco Examiner 6/21/15

 

When corporations or businesses that are affected by ballot initiatives donate money, they do so out of rational self-interest, said Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman. All Gov 6/21/15

 

In a letter to the editor, the youth baseball academy being developed as a partnership between SF State and the Giants is praised. San Francisco Examiner 6/21/15

 

SF State researchers will be part of a 5-year study supported by the National Institutes of Health looking at how people who identify as transgender develop their identity and overcome adversity. Washington Blade 6/19/15

 

SF State research shows that within an hour the temperature inside a locked car can climb from 70 to 115 degrees. Santa Rosa's Press Gazette 6/19/15

 

Influential composer-performer Terry Riley, who studied at SF State, discusses his career. San Francisco Chronicle 6/21/15

 

Alum Weston Green has won a New York Emmy. The Californian 6/20/15

 

Former San Francisco mayor Willie Brown Jr. is an SF State alum. KNTV 6/20/15 (clip not available online)

 

Alex Gunderson, a postdoctoral researcher at SF State, participated in an interview about how climate change will affect ectotherms. KCBS 6/20/15 (clip not available online)

 

Phoebe Dye, SF State's student-body president, participated in the Panetta Institute's 16th annual Student Leadership Program. Monterey Herald 6/20/15


The Fulton County school board has approved Asa Hilliard Elementary School as the name for a new school in honor of the former dean of the School of Education at SF State. Atlanta Journal Constitution 6/19/15

 

Professor of Management Mitchell Marks co-authors an article about how people react to career disasters. Harvard Business Review 6/18/15

 

An editorial suggests that an independent mediator might be able to help resolve the dispute between the Tiburon Salmon Institute and the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies. Marin Independent Journal 6/18/15

 

The Tiburon Salmon Institute, which is currently in a dispute with SF State, received a grant for a new truck. Marin Independent Journal 6/18/15

 

Musician Michael Franti, who attended SF State, discusses the development of his musical career. Chicago Tribune 6/18/15

 

Performer and alum Adele Vannini discusses costume possibilities for the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. Vegas Seven 6/18/15 


Research from Professor of Health Education Adam Burke shows that individuals with lower levels of education or income are less likely to know about alternative medicine practices such as meditation or acupuncture. Healio 6/18/15; Medical Xpress 6/17/15; Medical Daily 6/17/15


Archivist Alex Cherian was part of a team that rediscovered "The Rejected," the first TV documentary on homosexuality, and made it publicly available through SF State's Bay Area Television Archives. The Daily Beast 6/18/15


Professor and Chair of Psychology Jeff Cookston talks about the issues facing working fathers today and offers advice for dads. WalletHub 6/17/15


Sokhom Mao, an SF State alum and former foster youth who was a member of the first Guardian Scholars cohort, was honored last month as a White House Champion of Change. The Chronicle of Social Change 6/17/15

 

Alum Alberto Solorzano is the new principal at Marylin Avenue Elementary School in Livermore. The Independent 6/18/15

 

This columnist writes about her family trip to San Francisco to see her son graduate from SF State. Topanga Messenger 6/18/15

 

SF State is one of several new university partners with TheDream.US, an organization that provides scholarships to immigrants and recently received a $5 million donation from Mark  Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan. San Jose Mercury News 6/17/15

 

Aaron Aknin, an SF State alum, has been named interim city manager of Redwood City. San Jose Mercury News 6/17/15

 

Robert Deegan, an SF State alum, is stepping down as president of Palomar College in San Marcos. The San Diego Union-Tribune 6/17/15

 

Alum Ben Randle is the director of the new rock musical "Salome, Dance for Me," opening next month in San Francisco. BroadwayWorld.com 6/17/15

 

Singer/songwriter and SF State alum Chuck Prophet is profiled in this Q&A. San Francisco Chronicle 6/17/15


Cold-blooded animals may become less tolerant of extreme temperatures as climate change intensifies, SF State researchers Jonathon Stillman and Alex Gunderson have found. Eco-Business 6/17/15


The Tiburon Salmon Institute and others are protesting SF State's decision to stop housing the institute at the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies. The Ark 6/17/15 (clip not available online)

 

Alum Stacy Zwald-Costello is the new Colusa County library director. Colusa County Sun-Herald 6/17/15

 

An SF State alum and former foster youth was among those honored in Concord recently for completing an independent living skills program. KCBS 6/17/15 (clip not available online)

 

This opinion piece references pro-Israel activities at SF State. The Jewish Voice 6/17/15

 

Alum Marc Lorenzen is retiring as principal of Ortega Elementary School in Pacifica. San Jose Mercury News 6/16/15

 

SF State is a partner institution on a research project that will look at what factors shape gender identity. Health Canal 6/16/15


The Tiburon Salmon Institute and others are protesting SF State's decision to stop housing the institute at the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies. San Francisco Examiner 6/16/15 Chico Enterprise-Record 6/15/15

 

Alum Tanya Pearson has been appointed principal of St. Helena Elementary School. St. Helena Star 6/15/15

 

Alum Irving Velazquez said that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy has allowed him to work in the United States legally. KGO 6/15/15 (clip not available online)


SF State, the Giants Community Fund and Major League Baseball are partnering to create the Junior Giants Urban Youth Academy on the SF State campus. San Francisco Examiner 6/15/15


Part of the settlement for the Cosco Busan oil spill has funded the restoration of bayfront beds of eelgrass by SF State's Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, which is important to the bay's health and ecology. Marin Independent Journal 6/14/15


The Tiburon Salmon Institute and others are protesting SF State's decision to stop housing the institute at the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies. San Francisco Chronicle 6/15/15 San Francisco Examiner 6/15/15 Contra Costa Times 6/15/15 Marin Independent Journal 6/14/15 San Jose Mercury News 6/14/15 Marin Independent Journal 6/12/15 NBC Bay Area 6/12/15 (clip not available online)

 

SF State research found that 606 children died between 1998 and 2013 due to being left in hot cars. WJCL 6/15/15 (clip not available online)

 

"The Rejected," the first television documentary about homosexuality, has been made available on SF State's San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive after having been considered lost. Examiner.com 6/13/15

 

The "Mindfulness and Compassion" conference at SF State is described as a "milestone" in the public conversation about mindfulness. Tricycle 6/12/15

 

Alum Jeremy Miller writes about the circumstances surrounding the death of an African American man while in the custody of the San Francisco Police Department. San Francisco Bay View 6/15/15

 

Alum and former UCLA coach Steve Lavin attended Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Oakland. Contra Costa Times 6/14/15

 

Alum Al Rosell has been appointed superintendent of the McKinleyville Union School District. Eureka Times-Standard 6/12/15 

 

Alum Charlie Vaughn directed the film "First Period." Camp Kansas City 6/12/15

 

In a letter to the editor, alum Derrick Hampton writes that adults need to learn more about how government works in order to set a good example for and be able to teach youth. Daily Journal 6/12/15

 

A Burlingame couple, one of whom is an SF State student, is being affected by a drastic rent increase. Daily Journal 6/15/15


The Tiburon Salmon Institute and others are protesting SF State's decision to stop housing the institute. Marin Independent Journal 6/11/15 KTVU 6/12/15; KQET 6/12/15 (clip not available online); KCBA 6/12/15 (clip not available online)

 

"The Rejected," the first television documentary about homosexuality, has been made available on SF State's San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive after having been considered lost. Queerty 6/11/15

 

Research from the Palm Center, affiliated with SF State faculty, has found that there is no medically valid reason to exclude transgender individuals from service in the U.S. military. Advocate 6/11/15

 

Musician and alum Joe Louis Walker has been admitted to the Blues Hall of Fame. Morning Call 6/12/15

 

Alum Larry Sholin continues to play baseball and piano while living with Parkinson's disease. J Weekly 6/11/15

 

Alum Donald McCarthy, who worked in federal law enforcement and as a sports writer for the Marin Independent Journal, has died. Marin Independent Journal 6/11/15

 

Student Angeline Ubaldo is interning at Hoodline over the summer. Hoodline 6/11/15

 

A 17-year-old San Francisco-based cellist won the annual Klein competition, held at SF State. San Francisco Classical Voice 6/11/15


Professor of Theatre Arts Larry Eilenberg and Professor Emeritus of History Bill Issel comment on the formation of San Francisco's cultural identity. San Francisco Examiner 6/11/15


Associate Professor of Journalism Venise Wagner discusses her experience as a reporter at the San Francisco Examiner 20 years ago. San Francisco Examiner 6/11/15


SF State research indicates that LGBT youth who experience family rejection are more likely to attempt suicide, use illegal drugs and engage in high-risk sexual behavior. Metro Mode 6/11/15

 

"The Rejected," the first television documentary about homosexuality, has been made available on SF State's San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive after having been considered lost. SFist 6/10/15

 

Alum Jack Neveaux is directing the Eden Prairie Players' upcoming production of "Once Upon a Mattress." SW News Media 6/11/15

 

Retired San Francisco Symphony and Opera Orchestra player Chris Bogios, who attended SF State, has died. Marin Independent Journal 6/11/15 Contra Costa Times 6/10/15 San Jose Mercury News 6/10/15

 

Alum Edris Cole, who worked at Audubon Canyon Ranch, has died. Point Reyes Light 6/11/15

 

Alum Sokhom Mao has been honored for his work supporting youth in foster care. Ross Valley Reporter 6/10/15

 

Alum Satyendra Shah has been named principal of Millennium High School. Contra Costa Times 6/10/15 San Jose Mercury News 6/10/15

 

Javad Zarif, Iran's foreign minister, is an SF State alum. CNBC 6/10/15 (clip not available online)


Associate Professor of Biology Vance Vredenburg is researching a fungus that has killed large numbers of frogs in North, Central and South America, wiping out hundreds of species. KALW 6/9/15


The San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive at SF State has made available "The Rejected," the first television documentary about homosexuality, after resident film archivist Alex Cherian searched for years for the program, which was believed to be lost. KQED 6/9/15


Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies Rabab Abdulhadi comments on the 10th anniversary of the "Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions" movement. Middle East Eye 6/10/15

 

The Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies has not reached an agreement with the Tiburon Salmon Institute that would allow the Institute to continue to operate on its property. Marin Independent Journal 6/9/15

 

Comments by the late Paul Longmore, founder of SF State's Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability, in this piece on sex and disability. Medical Daily 6/9/15

 

SF State has partnered with other institutions to study an endangered seabird native to Mexico. Zocalo Saltillo (Mexico) 6/9/15

 

Alum Robert Hughes has been appointed director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley. Sonoma Index-Tribune 6/9/15

 

Editor of Written By magazine Richard Stayton recalls his experience studying screenwriting at SF State. Written By 6/15

 

Junior Sina Riahi has won the Ben Carlson Foundation scholarship. Orange County Register 6/9/15


A settlement fund from the Cosco Busan oil spill is helping SF State's Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies grow eelgrass along Marin's coast, which helps improve the marine environment. Marin Independent Journal 6/8/15


SF State research indicates that LGBT youth who experience family rejection are more likely to attempt suicide, use illegal drugs and engage in high-risk sexual behavior. Model D 6/9/15

 

SF State research has found that since 1998 there have been 637 deaths in the United States resulting from adults leaving a young child in a vehicle. WHAS 6/8/15 

 

SF State is mentioned in an article about the city's ranking as the 14th-best baseball city in the nation. San Francisco Chronicle 6/8/15

 

SF State student Sean Thompson played an instrument he created out of PVC pipe and a saxophone mouthpiece at the Mokelumne Town Hall. Calaveras Enterprise 6/8/15

 

A 17-year-old cellist from San Francisco won the Irving M. Klein International String Competition, which took place at SF State. San Francisco Examiner 6/8/15 Examiner.com 6/8/15


The San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive at SF State has recovered and made publicly available "The Rejected," the country's first televised documentary about homosexuality, released in 1961. Passport Blogs 6/8/15

 

Professor Emeritus of Economics Ralph Anspach created the game Anti-Monopoly. St. Louis Post-Dispatch 6/6/15

 

At a White House celebration of the San Francisco Giants' World Series win, President Obama announced that the Giants Community Fund is planning to team up with SF State and Major League Baseball to build a Junior Giants Urban Youth Academy. The White House Blog 6/5/15 Marin Independent Journal 6/5/15

 

In a survey of travel spending among California State University presidents, President Les Wong's travel is mentioned. Long Beach Press-Telegram 6/5/15 

 

Actor and alum Michael Paul Chan appears on the television program "Major Crimes," his eleventh season of playing a detective lieutenant. Lowell Sun 6/8/15

 

Alum Jim Piper, a Fresno City College professor and co-founder of Fresno Filmworks, has died. Fresno Bee 6/7/15

 

Recent graduate Danny Souza represented his peers in the College of Business by wearing the undergraduate hood at Commencement on May 22. Vallejo Times-Herald 6/6/15

 

Recent graduate Nick Pourfard designs guitars made from used skateboards. Modesto Bee 6/6/15

 

A 17-year-old cellist from San Francisco won the Irving M. Klein International String Competition, which took place at SF State. SF Bay 6/7/15

 

A home invasion robbery occurred at an apartment near campus; no injuries were reported. San Francisco Chronicle 6/6/15 ABC7 News 6/5/15 SF Bay 6/5/15 NBC Bay Area 6/5/15 Contra Costa Times 6/5/15 KTVU 6/5/15


At a White House celebration of the San Francisco Giants' World Series win, President Obama announced that the Giants Community Fund is planning to team up with SF State and Major League Baseball to build a Junior Giants Urban Youth Academy. San Francisco Examiner 6/5/15 Christian Science Monitor 6/5/15 San Francisco Chronicle 6/4/15 CBS News 6/4/15 USA Today 6/4/15 ABC7 News 6/4/15 San Jose Mercury News 6/4/15 U.S. News & World Report 6/4/15 Washington Post 6/4/15 Marin Independent Journal 6/4/15 SportsNet Central 6/4/15 (clip not available online)


Hires straight out of college can be more easily molded to fit a company culture, said Professor of Management John Sullivan. Wall Street Journal 6/5/15 Fierce Pharma 6/5/15

 

Three educators from the Salinas Valley have earned their Ph.D. from SF State in the past year, including Nancy Reyes, a counselor at Hartnell College, who graduated in May with a doctorate in education. The Californian 6/5/15

 

Alum Phillip De Rosa has retired from the San Mateo Union High School District after teaching for 46 years. Daily Journal 6/5/15

 

Actor and alum Michael Paul Chan appears on the television program "Major Crimes," his eleventh season of playing a detective lieutenant. San Jose Mercury News 6/4/15

 

Musician Mikey Pauker, an SF State alum, has released the album "Sages." J Weekly 6/4/15

 

Alum David Hansen will appear in "The Fantasticks" at The Center for Arts in Natick, Massachusetts, on June 5. Wicked Local Natick 6/4/15

 

Former UCLA college basketball coach and alum Steve Lavin attended the first game of the NBA finals in Oakland. San Jose Mercury News 6/4/15 Contra Costa Times 6/4/15 Marin Independent Journal 6/4/15

 

A retrial has been granted for the man convicted in 2010 of killing Chandra Levy, an SF State alum. KGO 6/4/15 (clip not available online)


The work of Assistant Professor of Art Michael Arcega will be presented in the Three Rivers Arts Festival in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 6/4/15


Senior Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management Jo Volkert comments on an assembly bill that would increase the number of Cal Grants. Telemundo 6/3/15 (clip not available online)

 

Writer and alum Jan Ellison discusses the career path and writing process that led to the publication of her first novel, "A Small Indiscretion." San Jose Mercury News 6/3/15

 

Actress and alum Ananda Bena-Weber is debuting a new solo show at Z Below in San Francisco from June 4 to 14. San Francisco Chronicle 6/3/15

 

Alums Shannon and Spence Koehler are members of the rock band the Stone Foxes. SF Weekly 6/3/15

 

Alum Deborah Budd, president of Berkeley City College, is one of the final candidates being considered for the role of chancellor of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District. San Jose Mercury News 6/3/15 Marin Independent Journal 6/3/15

 

Alum Leo Kostelnik has been appointed principal of Edna Maguire Elementary School. Mill Valley Herald 6/3/15


Father Marvin P. Felipe is the chaplain at San Francisco State University's Newman Center. Catholic San Francisco 6/3/15

 

Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies Rabab Abdulhadi participated in a roundtable on Black-Palestinian solidarity. Jadaliyya 6/3/15

                                                                                              

At a celebration of literary journal Zyzzyva's 30th anniversary, author Molly Giles recalled inviting former editor Howard Junker to speak to her writing class at SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 6/3/15

 

Nancy Reyes, a counselor at Hartnell College, graduated from SF State with a Ph.D. in education on May 22. The Californian 6/3/15 

 

Alum Tina Wehrmeister is Pacifica's planning director. San Jose Mercury News 6/2/15 Marin Independent Journal 6/2/15

 

SF State students spoke against the proposed moratorium on developing new housing projects in the Mission District at a Board of Supervisors meeting on June 2. SF Curbed 6/2/15 US China Press 6/2/15


Allen Biggs, lecturer of music, has organized the inaugural Mokelumne Hill Music Festival in Calaveras County from June 5 to 7. Calaveras Enterprise 6/2/15

 

Alum Marian Palaia, who has published the debut novel "The Given World," will speak on a panel in Berkeley on June 7. San Francisco Examiner 6/2/15

 

Comedian and alum Rob Schneider will perform in San Francisco from June 3 to 5. SF Weekly 6/2/15

 

Alum Peter Coyote has released his second memoir, "The Rainman's Third Cure: An Irregular Education." San Jose Mercury News 6/1/15 Marin Independent Journal 6/1/15


Jason Bell, director of Project Rebound and a lecturer of sociology, is interviewed. Zocalo 5/31/15

 

Ken Burrows, a lecturer of health education, participates on a radio panel discussing the "What's Possible" conference. Project Censored 5/31/15

 

Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell was a member of a team that created a Time Perspective Therapy app. Psychology Today 5/30/15

 

Professor of Meteorology Oswaldo Garcia said that 80 percent of California's developed water supply is used for agricultural purposes. Media Matters for America 5/29/15

 

Associate Professor of Latina/Latino Studies and Educational Leadership Jeff Duncan-Andrade, who teaches high school in East Oakland, said that school districts that serve poor, urban youth are typically ineffective at helping students deal with trauma. Huffington Post 5/29/15

 

Professor and Director of Labor and Employment Studies John Logan discusses the justification for exempting union workers from an increase in the minimum wage in Los Angeles. KPCC 5/29/15 (clip not available)

 

Nancy Dito, who competed in basketball, softball and tennis while attending SF State, will participate in the 5th annual Wine Country games this week. Press Democrat 5/30/15

 

Jayshree Ullal, alum and CEO of Arista Networks, has been named to the Forbes list of America's 50 most successful and self-made women. India West 5/29/15

 

Alum Leo Kostelnik has been appointed principal of Edna Maguire Elementary School. Marin Independent Journal 5/29/15

 

Alum Spencer Averick, a film editor whose credits include "Selma," is featured in a segment on "Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition." WBAY 5/30/15 (clip not available online) KUSI 5/30/15 (clip not available online) WHIO 5/30/15 (clip not available online) KVVU 5/29/15 (clip not available online) WLNY 5/30/15 (clip not available online) 


May

Professor of Cinema Jameson Goldner has retired after 52 years at SF State and is credited for helping establish the department as one of the best in the country. J Weekly 5/28/15


Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair in Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility Marc Dollinger spoke about San Francisco's Jewish history before an audience of 500 in San Francisco's City Hall on May 20. J Weekly 5/28/15

 

SF State offers a bachelor's degree in apparel design and merchandising. San Francisco Chronicle 5/28/15

 

According to SF State research, on an 80 degree day, the temperature inside a non-air conditioned vehicle can rise to nearly 100 degrees in just 10 minutes and almost 115 degrees in 30 minutes. WRCB 5/28/15 RT 5/28/15

 

The Irving M. Klein International String Competition will be held at SF State on June 6 and 7. San Francisco Classical Voice 5/28/15

 

Jayshree Ullal, alum and CEO of Arista Networks, has been named to the Forbes list of America's 50 most successful and self-made women. The Times of India 5/29/15 Knoxville Times 5/29/15 Hong Kong Herald 5/29/15 The New Indian Express 5/29/15 

 

Alum Claudia Truesdell founded Mudcake Goods, which produces tech devices that encourage children's creativity. San Jose Mercury News 5/29/15

 

Alum Nielsen Tam, a school board member and longtime educator, has died. The Alamedan 5/29/15

 

Writer Andrew Lam, an alum and Vietnamese refugee, is interviewed. Asia Society Blog 5/28/15

 

Alum Ivy Young is the founder of the Santa Cruz Community Compost Company, which picks up compost from homes and transports it via bicycle to local farms. Santa Cruz Sentinel 5/28/15

 

Actress and alum Carla Befera is profiled. Marin Independent Journal 5/28/15 San Jose Mercury News 5/27/15

 

Jonathan Brumfield, who received his graduate degree in ethnic studies, spoke on behalf of his peers at Commencement on May 22. Post News Group 5/28/15


SF State student Sina Riahi received a scholarship from the Ben Carlson Foundation. Orange County Register 5/28/15

 

Katsufumi Araki, an academic office coordinator in the Department of Counseling, offers advice for college graduates on the job search. WalletHub 5/28/15

 

This article parodies Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom's crowdsourced speech at last week's Commencement ceremony. SF Weekly 5/27/15

 

Alum Pam Conklin has been named superintendent of the Oakley Union Elementary School District. San Jose Mercury News 5/27/15

 

Musician, former president of Canada College and alum Robert Stiff died on March 15. The Almanac 5/27/15

 

Actress and alum Carla Befera is profiled. San Jose Mercury News 5/27/15

 

Actress and director Margie Belrose is married to SF State alum David Belrose. Pacific Sun 5/27/15


During his speech at the SF State Commencement on May 22, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom encouraged graduates to take action and embrace failure. Huffington Post 5/26/15


The Great Sunflower Project at SF State supports pollinators and their habitats. National Geographic 5/24/15


In 2011, SF State researchers named a species of mushroom "spongiforma squarepantsii" based on its resemblance to the cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants. Moviepilot 5/27/15

 

A model developed by Associate Professor of Psychology Ezequiel Morsella describes consciousness as a mediator between conflicting motor commands. Aeon 5/27/15

 

President Les Wong said that the California State University system is hoping to be allocated an additional $49 million in state funding. CBS Fresno 5/26/15 (clip not available online)

 

SF State data found that there have been 637 deaths in the United States resulting from adults leaving a young child in a vehicle. Sun Newspapers 5/26/15

 

Alum Susanne Brunner has joined "Good Day Arkansas" as a news anchor. Fox 16 5/27/15

 

Astronaut and alum Yvonne Cagle spoke about women in space at MIT. Space Daily 5/27/15

 

Deborah Budd, alum and president of Berkeley City College, is one of the finalists for the position of chancellor of the Foothill De Anza Community College District Board of Trustees. Los Altos Town Crier 5/27/15

 

Teacher and alum Joan Wiedeman is being honored at the Pacific Coast Television gala on May 29. San Jose Mercury News 5/26/15

 

Alum Pam Conklin has been named superintendent of the Oakley Union Elementary School District. Marin Independent Journal 5/26/15

 

Alum Sally Shankland has been appointed president of the Higher Education group at McGraw-Hill Education. Post Online Media 5/27/15 City Bizlist 5/26/15

 

A recent alum is one of the baristas at Café La Vie, a family-owned Hayes Valley coffee shop. Hoodline 5/26/15

 

The latest edition of Fourteen Hills, SF State's literary journal, was celebrated at a recent event. San Francisco Chronicle 5/27/15 


A honeybee that has been parasitized -- or a "zombee," as it has been called by Professor of Biology John Hafernik, who discovered the phenomenon -- was discovered for the first time in the mid-Atlantic region in September 2014. Times Tribune 5/24/15


Professor of Cinema Joseph McBride discusses the work of Orson Welles. Kenosha News 5/23/15


SF State students, led by Professor of Consumer & Family Studies/Dietetics Connie Ulasewicz, are teaching female inmates in a San Francisco jail how to sew. San Francisco Chronicle 5/22/15 Corrections One 5/23/15


Cold-blooded animals can tolerate body temperatures only a few degrees above their normal high temperatures before they overheat, which could be a problem as the planet itself warms, according to a study by postdoctoral researcher Alex Gunderson and Professor of Biology Jonathon Stillman. domain-b 5/26/15 Sierra Sun Times 5/24/15 KJZZ 5/21/15

 

Not all drugs reach every part of the body, leaving places for a pathogen to hide and develop resistance when multiple drugs are used to treat an illness, according to new research by Assistant Professor of Biology Pleuni Pennings. Deutschen Apotheker Zeitung (Germany) 5/26/15

 

In 2001, SF State researchers conducted an independent study of the efficacy of pheromone perfume. Fusion 5/26/15

 

President Emeritus Robert Corrigan received an honorary doctorate from Brown University. NBC 10 5/25/15 San Francisco Chronicle 5/24/15 Providence Journal 5/24/15

 

Professor of Cinema Joseph McBride will give presentations following screenings of Orson Welles films at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael. Examiner.com 5/24/15

 

SF State held its 114th Commencement ceremony at AT&T Park on May 22. KTVU 5/22/15 (clip not available online) KRXI 5/22/15 (clip not available online) KQET 5/22/15 (clip not available online) KCBA 5/22/15 (clip not available online)

 

Professor of Political Science Andrei Tsygankov commented on diplomatic relations between the United States and Russia. Russia Beyond the Headlines 5/22/15

 

People feel sensitive about how much money they make and worry that they will be judged based on their salaries, according to Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell. Elle.com 5/22/15

 

Research from the Family Acceptance Project indicates that LGBT people who face rejection are more likely to experience depression, use drugs, contract STDs and attempt suicide. Touch Vision 5/22/15

 

Professor of Meteorology Oswaldo Garcia is one of the coauthors of a study describing the process of forming an active meteorological partnership between the United States and Cuba, which took 20 years. Phys.org 5/22/15 Science Newsline 5/22/15 Health Medicine Network 5/22/15

 

Professor of Latina/Latino Studies Alejandro Murguia read his poetry at an international poetry festival in Italy. Gazzetta Di Mantova 5/22/15

 

Alum Jonas Rivera is one of the producers of Pixar's newest film "Inside Out." Diablo Magazine 5/26/15

 

Alum Sokhom Mao received a "Champion of Change" award at the White House for his work supporting state legislation to help foster youth secure housing, education and jobs. Marin Independent Journal 5/25/15

 

Alum Andrew Ly, who immigrated from Vietnam and co-founded Sugar Bowl Bakery, writes about his childhood and how he established and grew his business. Fortune 5/24/15 VN Express 5/25/15

 

Alum Nicole Meldahl is the collections manager, registrar and a board member for the Western Neighborhoods Project. Hoodline 5/24/15

 

Alum Blanca Arteaga, a counselor, professor and advisor at Gavilan College, was a featured speaker at the College's Commencement ceremony. Benito Link 5/23/15

 

Alum Andrew Morse was killed after crashing his single-engine plane in Castro Valley. San Jose Mercury News 5/23/15 Marin Independent Journal 5/23/15

 

Viola Serht, one of the first graduates of Tracy High School in 1915, was an SF State alum. Tracy Press 5/22/15

 

A student uses a new app that provides answers to math problems. KRON 5/25/15 (clip not available online)

 

Student Miles Hill is one of the survivors of a Bay Area bus accident that killed 10 people last year. KPCC 5/25/15 (clip not available online) Yahoo! News 5/22/15 NBC Chicago 5/23/15 Business Insider 5/22/15

 

SF State has committed to divesting from fossil fuel companies. Inside Climate News 5/22/15


SF State will hold its Commencement ceremony today at AT&T Park, the first time the event will be held at the downtown ballpark. KTVU 5/22/15 (clip not available online); ABC 7 News Bay Area 5/22/15 (clip not available online); KCBA Monterey 5/22/15 (clip not available online); KQET Monterey 5/22/15 (clip not available online)


California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom will deliver the Commencement address at today's ceremony. Sacramento Bee 5/22/15


April Lynn Toledo, who will receive the graduate hood for the College of Science and Engineering at today's Commencement ceremony, is featured. ABS-CBN 5/22/15


SF State has committed to divesting from fossil fuel companies. InsideClimateNews 5/22/15

 

Research from SF State shows that people who are rejected for their sexual orientation are more likely be depressed, use drugs, contract STDs and commit suicide. WISH Indianapolis 5/22/15 (clip not available online); WFMZ Philadelphia 5/22/15 (clip not available online); WILO Lima, Ohio 5/22/15 (clip not available online); KTTW Sioux Falls, South Dakota 5/22/15 (clip not available online); WTWC Tallahassee 5/22/15 (clip not available online); KVRR Fargo, North Dakota 5/22/15 (clip not available online); WSYT Syracuse 5/22/15 (clip not available online); KFXO Bend, Oregon 5/22/15 (clip not available online); KXLT Rochester, Minnesota 5/22/15 (clip not available online)

 

Professor of International Relations Andrei Tsygankov says overtures by U.S. officials to the Russian government do not necessarily indicate a thaw in the two countries' relationship. Russia Beyond the Headlines 5/22/15

 

Cold-blooded animals can tolerate body temperatures only a few degrees above their normal high temperatures before they overheat, which could be a problem as the planet itself warms, according to a study by postdoctoral researcher Alex Gunderson and Professor of Biology Jonathon Stillman. NZHealthTec.com 5/22/15; KJZZ 5/21/15; IOL scitech 5/21/15

 

Research from Assistant Professor of Psychology Kevin Eschleman shows that engaging in creative activities outside the office can improve job performance. Grazia South Africa 5/21/15

 

David Lee, an adjunct professor of political science, is leading an effort to get a measure on the November ballot that would require all city public meetings to be streamed live online and allow people to offer public testimony remotely. Government Technology 5/21/15

 

Emilly Rodriguez, Dino Chtaini and Jonathan Brumfield are among 12 SF State graduating students who will represent the class of 2015 as hood recipients at today's Commencement. Post News Group 5/21/15

 

Alum Kristin Anderson is stepping down as executive director of the Walnut Creek Library Foundation. Contra Costa Times 5/21/15

 

SF State student Christian Manansala writes a letter to the editor about student loan debt. Contra Costa Times 5/21/15

 

SF State graduate student Morty Diamond is writing his thesis on digital technologies for transgender mental health. Out 5/21/15

 

Improving Dreams, Equity, Access and Success, an organization for undocumented students, hosted a celebration for graduates. The Washington Times 5/21/15


David Lee, an adjunct professor of political science, is leading an effort to get a measure on the November ballot that would require all city public meetings to be streamed live online and allow people to offer public testimony remotely. San Francisco Chronicle 5/21/15


Professor of Music Hafez Modirzadeh will perform at the California Jazz Conservatory on May 22. Berkeleyside 5/21/15

 

Professor of Accounting Theresa Hammond documented the stories of African American CPAs in her 2002 book, "A White-Collar Profession: African American Certified Public Accountants since 1921." Accounting Today 5/21/15

 

Cold-blooded animals can tolerate body temperatures only a few degrees above their normal high temperatures before they overheat, which could be a problem as the planet itself warms, according to a study by postdoctoral researcher Alex Gunderson and Professor of Biology Jonathon Stillman. ScienceNews 5/20/15 Science Newsline 5/20/15

 

Not all drugs reach every part of the body, leaving places for a pathogen to hide and develop resistance when multiple drugs are used to treat an illness, according to new research by Assistant Professor of Biology Pleuni Pennings. Oncology Nurse Advisor 5/20/15

 

Professor of Management Sally Baack commented on traders who rigged the currency market, saying that it is important to send the message that this type of activity is unacceptable. KGO Radio 5/20/15 (clip not available online)

 

Comedian and alum Greg Proops is performing in San Francisco on May 21. San Francisco Chronicle 5/21/15

 

The work of artist and alum Judith Content will be displayed at the Texas Quilt Museum from July through September. Palo Alto Online 5/20/15

 

Alum Vivian Roubal recalls attempting to watch television in her dorm room while a student at SF State in 1973. Martinez News-Gazette 5/20/15

 

Student Danny Souza has been selected by the College of Business to represent his peers at Commencement on May 22. Vallejo Times-Herald 5/20/15

 

The Pride Track and Field Meet will be held at SF State's Cox Stadium on June 20. Bay Area Reporter 5/21/15 


Cold-blooded animals can tolerate body temperatures only a few degrees above their normal high temperatures before they overheat, which could be a problem as the planet itself warms, according to a study by postdoctoral researcher Alex Gunderson and Professor of Biology Jonathon Stillman. Phys.org 5/19/15 Independent (United Kingdom) 5/19/15 Science Daily 5/19/15


The likelihood of works of literature being available in both English and Spanish has increased in recent years, according to Professor of Latina/Latino Studies and former San Francisco poet laureate Alejandro Murguia. Ozy 5/20/15

 

Not all drugs reach every part of the body, leaving places for a pathogen to hide and develop resistance when multiple drugs are used to treat an illness, according to new research by Assistant Professor of Biology Pleuni Pennings. Economic Times 5/20/15 APA (Austria) 5/20/15 Health Care Asia 5/20/15 Big News Network 5/19/15 Science Newsline 5/19/15

 

A ballot initiative proposed by David Lee, adjunct professor of political science, and developed by students in his classes, would allow for increased public participation in government by requiring meetings to be streamed online. Her Campus 5/19/15

 

In an opinion article, Jeff Duncan-Andrade, associate professor of Latina/Latino studies and educational leadership, is praised for his discussions of the educational opportunity gap in this country. Ithaca Journal 5/19/15

 

Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell discusses how consumer choices affect happiness. WTIP 5/18/15

 

Alum Jonas Barbour is the new principal of Oceana High School. San Jose Mercury News 5/19/15 Marin Independent Journal 5/19/15

 

Author and alum Melba Pattillo Beals is one of the Little Rock Nine. State Journal-Register 5/19/15

 

Ralph Anspach, professor emeritus of economics, fought for the creation of Israel after World War II. Jewish Journal 5/19/15

 

Students participating in the Cinema Department's study abroad program in Shanghai made the documentary short "Lan Yan," which has been screened at multiple festivals. Her Campus 5/19/15


Not all drugs reach every part of the body, leaving places for a pathogen to hide and develop resistance when multiple drugs are used to treat an illness, according to new research by Assistant Professor of Biology Pleuni Pennings. UPI 5/19/15 Times of India 5/19/15 Lauderdale Daily News 5/19/15 Breitbart 5/19/15 Surgical Products 5/19/15 Infection Control Today 5/19/15 MedIndia 5/19/15 News Medical 5/19/15 Science Codex 5/18/15


Professor of Meteorology Oswaldo Garcia said that a strong El Nino could bring a lot more rain than normal to California, which could help the ongoing drought but may not be enough to end it. KRON 5/18/15


David Lee, adjunct professor of political science, said that a gaffe by U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez will leave voters questioning her judgment. Orange County Register 5/18/15

 

Research by the Family Acceptance Project shows that it is important for families to accept LGBT youth. Huffington Post 5/18/15

 

Poet and alum Ed Coletti will read his work at SoCo Coffee in Santa Rosa on May 23. Press Democrat 5/18/15

 

Alum Philippe Brunot's newest documentary "Follow the Zebra" focuses on the gemstone mining trade in Tanzania. Indiewire 5/18/15


A smart irrigation system is being installed to reduce water use at SF State. NBC Bay Area 5/15/15


Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Chanan Tigay is doing research on prominent residents of Burton, England. Burton Mail (UK) 5/18/15

 

Spending money on life experiences rather than material possessions results in greater happiness, according to research by Assistant Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell. Shreveport Times 5/17/15

 

According to SF State research, when it is 80 degrees outside, the temperature inside a car rises to 99 degrees in 10 minutes and 109 degrees in 20 minutes. Winston-Salem Journal 5/16/15 

 

Restrictions on selling junk food in California public schools had a positive effect on childhood obesity rates, but improvements were better among students attending schools in wealthier neighborhoods, according to a new study led by Emma V. Sanchez-Vaznaugh, associate professor of health education. KCET 5/15/15

 

Professor Emeritus of Political Science Richard DeLeon said that San Francisco has not become more conservative. Observer 5/15/15

 

Alum Seth Worden does sound and video work for the annual Rock 'n' Roll Recital showcasing the work of students of a popular East Bay guitar teacher. Marin Independent Journal 5/18/15 San Jose Mercury News 5/18/15 Contra Costa Times 5/18/15

 

Alum Diane LeBold is a candidate for the West Chester Borough Council in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Daily Local 5/17/15

 

Chris Carlsson, cofounder of the community history project Shaping San Francisco, attended SF State. Hoodline 5/17/15

 

Former mayor of San Francisco Willie Brown Jr. is an SF State alum. KNTV 5/16/15 (clip not available online)

 

Alum Michelle Kantor founded Cinefemme, a nonprofit organization for female directors, while a graduate student at SF State. BuzzFeed 5/15/15

 

For his thesis, graduate student Morty Diamond is writing about digital technologies that support transgender mental health. Yahoo! News 5/15/15 Take Part 5/15/15

 

When SF State students and others protested at the University in 1968 and 1969, a police crowd-control unit injured about 80 protestors in the course of making arrests. Reason.com 6/15

 

A bomb threat was inaccurately said to occur on campus on May 15. KRON 5/15/15


Assistant Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel said that taking a campaign contribution does not necessarily corrupt a politician and that lawmakers have a vested interest in generally voting the way their constituents expect. KQED News 5/14/15


The commercial real estate program at SF State is helping meet employers' demands for the field and is popular among students. KCBS5/14/15


David Lee, an adjunct faculty member in political science, discusses his students' project to create a ballot initiative that would require all public meetings held in San Francisco to be streamed live online and open for virtual public comment. KGO 5/14/15


An SF State study found that Outside Lands concertgoers spent more than $400 on average over the weekend and the festival contributed $67 million to the San Francisco economy. San Francisco Business Times 5/15/15

 

SF State research has shown that people who engage in creative activities in their free time perform better at work. Kvinne Guiden (Norway) 5/15/15

 

Associate Professor of Public Administration Sheldon Gen discusses SF State's master of public administration program. American City & County 5/14/15

 

In the late 1960s, student activists held meetings at Sacred Heart Church, which may be designated a local landmark. Hoodline 5/14/15

 

Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom posted a request on Facebook for suggestions for interesting topics for his Commencement speech at AT&T Park on May 22. SFist 5/14/15 KGO 5/14/15 (clip not available online)

 

Restrictions on selling junk food in California public schools had a positive effect on childhood obesity rates, but improvements were better among students attending schools in wealthier neighborhoods, according to a new study led by Emma V. Sanchez-Vaznaugh, associate professor of health education. Post News Group 5/14/15

 

Emily Dolph, an alum who experienced depression while a student at SF State, describes her experience seeking help. Palo Alto Online 5/15/15

 

Actor and alum BD Wong emceed the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the American Conservatory Theater's new Strand Theater. San Francisco Chronicle 5/14/15

 

Alum Christian Routzen is one of the founders of the brand San Franpsycho. Hoodline 5/14/15

 

Dillon Sabia, a Ross Valley School District aide and SF State alum, was arrested on allegations he smoked marijuana in his apartment with a 14-year-old student. Marin Independent Journal 5/14/15


Professor of Cinema Jameson Goldner, who has retired after more than five decades of teaching, is credited with helping SF State become one of the nation's top film schools. San Francisco Examiner 5/13/15


Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair in Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility Marc Dollinger will speak at a celebration of Jewish heritage at City Hall on May 20. Bay Area Reporter 5/14/15 

 

Professor of Chemistry Pete Palmer is recognized for playing a prominent role in research on polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons. The Guardian (Nigeria) 5/14/15

 

Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom posted a request on Facebook for suggestions for interesting topics for his Commencement speech at AT&T Park on May 22. SF Gate Politics Blog 5/13/15 Crowdsourcing.org 5/14/15

 

Alum Mourad Lahlou has opened the Moroccan-influenced restaurant Mourad in San Francisco. California Apparel News 5/14/15

 

Musician and alum Miller Carr has released the album "Trickster in Exile." Monterey Herald 5/13/15

 

Alum Rachel Buddeberg leads workshops on alternatives to being involved in a romantic couple. SFist 5/13/15 


President Emeritus Robert Corrigan will speak at Brown University's commencement. Inside Higher Ed 5/13/15

 

Professor of Social Work Rita Takahashi will moderate the panel discussion "Establishment Rebels: The Northern California Committee on Fair Play and Opposition to World War II Japanese American Exclusion and Incarceration" on May 30. Rafu Shimpo 5/12/15

 

SF State research has found that in 10 minutes the temperature inside a car can rise by 19 degrees. Metro India 5/12/15

 

Former "Laguna Beach" cast member Stephen Colletti attended SF State. New York Post 5/12/15

 

The San Francisco-Oakland metro area, where SF State is located, is ranked one of the top cities for college students by the American Institute for Economic Research. University Herald 5/13/15

 

SF State students were among the participants in a game hosted by "The Ellen Show" in Daly City. NBC 5/12/15


Ann Robertson, lecturer of philosophy, discusses opposition to Common Core Standards and testing in public schools. Counterpunch 5/12/15

 

Katsufumi Araki, academic office coordinator in the Department of Counseling, offers suggestions for college graduates seeking entry-level jobs. WalletHub 5/8/15

 

Sokhom Mao, juvenile justice commissioner for Alameda County and an SF State alum, will be honored as a "Champion of Change" at the White House for his work on foster care reform and higher education policy. San Jose Mercury News 5/12/15 KRON 5/12/15 US China Press 5/11/15

 

Alum Vera Diane Williams was recognized at the annual Mayor's Teacher and Principal of the Year Awards ceremony for her work teaching in the San Francisco Unified School District for more than 42 years. San Francisco Examiner 5/11/15

 

Alum Lawrence Galizio has been named president and CEO of the Community College League of California. Daily Astorian 5/11/15

 

Educator and alum Charles Cole III writes about how he has turned his failures into successes. Huffington Post 5/11/15

 

Alum Andrew Courtney, who runs Courtney's Produce, discusses the shop's 45-year history. Hoodline 5/11/15

 

Alum Jacqueline Bennett will join San Diego 6 News as a weather and traffic anchor for the morning broadcast. San Diego News 5/11/15 

 

SF State has committed to divesting from fossil fuel companies. San Diego Free Press 5/12/15

 

The San Francisco-Oakland metro area, where SF State is located, has been ranked the third best city in the country for college students by the American Institute for Economic Research. Huffington Post 5/11/15 


Spending money on experiences brings more happiness than spending on material goods, according to a study by Assistant Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell. Coloradoan 5/11/15

 

According to SF State research, the Mio Alpha watch has a 99 percent EKG accuracy. Beta News 5/11/15 Slash Gear 5/8/15

 

Professor Emeritus of Education Mark Phillips praises the documentary "Finding the Gold Within," which tells the story of Alchemy Inc., a program providing mentoring to urban youth in the Akron and Cleveland areas. Marin Independent Journal 5/10/15

 

The Afiara Quartet premiered the new quartet by Morrison Artist Series artistic director Richard Festinger at their performance at SF State as part of the Series on May 8. Examiner.com 5/9/15

 

Professor Emeritus of Latina/Latino Studies Jose B. Cuellar and his band, Dr. Loco's Rockin Jalapeno Band, will perform at the El Teatro Campesino Playhouse in San Juan Bautista on May 30. Benito Link 5/8/15

 

Actor, activist and alum Danny Glover delivered the commencement speech at Voorhees College. The Times and Democrat 5/10/1

 

Alum Ryan Watkins is lead bartender at The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse. San Francisco Examiner 5/10/15

 

Alum Laurie Osmond is running for a seat on the Onteora Board of Education. Daily Freeman 5/10/15

 

Nurse practitioner and alum Carissa Bergman has joined St. Peter's Gastroenterology Department at St. Peter's Medical Group North. Helena Independent Record 5/10/15 

 

Alum Mark McAfee Brown's art is being presented at the Saratoga Library Gallery through July 1. San Mateo County Times 5/8/15

 

Painter and alum Monique Crine will have her work displayed at the Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver from May 14 through June 28. Westword 5/7/15

 

Graduate student April Lynn Toledo has been chosen by the College of Science and Engineering to represent her peers at Commencement on May 22. Inquirer (Philippines) 5/12/15 

 

Graduate student David Stupplebeen has been selected by the College of Health and Social Sciences to represent his peers at Commencement on May 22. San Mateo Daily Journal 5/9/15

 

Student Jonathan Brumfield is the graduate hood for the College of Ethnic Studies and will speak at SF State's Commencement on May 22. San Francisco Bay View 5/8/15 

 

Student Ramon Thompson participates in SF Achievers, a scholarship and mentorship program for low-income African American male youth in the San Francisco Unified School District. San Francisco Chronicle 5/8/15

 

The cousin of student Stephen Guillermo, who was fatally shot last year a month before he was scheduled to graduate, reflects on his death. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 5/10/15

 

Officers for Justice, a minority-based police association, was founded in 1968, coinciding with ongoing racial tensions at SF State. San Francisco Examiner 5/10/15

 

Art lecturer Anthony Ryan describes being threatened by a motorist while biking home. Streetsblog KNTV 5/10/15(clip not available online) SF Streetsblog 5/8/15


SF State is a top producer of Asian American graduates, ranking second in the nation for Asian American graduates with bachelor's degrees in education and business administration, management and operations; in the top 25 for bachelor's degrees in the social sciences and master's degrees in education and social sciences; and in the top 50 for bachelor's degrees in engineering. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 5/7/15 (clip not available online)


Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies Kenneth P. Monteiro, current president of the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education, co-wrote a statement on the death of an African American man while in police custody in Charleston, where the organization's annual conference took place. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 5/7/15

 

Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Stephen Kane has proposed the establishment of a "Venus zone" around stars, a region where the atmosphere could be consumed by a runaway greenhouse effect that superheats its planets. Yahoo! News 5/7/15

 

Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair in Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility Marc Dollinger participated in a panel discussion on "Understanding BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) on College Campuses" on April 29 at the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center. J Weekly 5/7/15

 

According to SF State research, 29 percent of children who die after being locked in hot cars enter the car on their own and can't figure out how to get out. Safe Bee 5/7/15 

 

Alum Jeffrey Tambor appears in the indie comedy "The D Train." San Jose Mercury News 5/7/15

 

Alum Graig Crossley has been chosen as Moraga's 2015 Citizen of the Year. San Jose Mercury News 5/7/15 Contra Costa Times 5/7/15

 

Alum David Morgenstern, Congregation Beth Israel Judea's cantorial soloist, died on May 4. J Weekly 5/7/15

 

Student Nick Pourfard creates guitars made out of recycled skateboards. 7x7 5/7/15


Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Stephen Kane has proposed the establishment of a "Venus zone" around stars, a region where the atmosphere could be consumed by a runaway greenhouse effect that superheats its planets. Space.com 5/7/15

 

According to SF State research, poor posture can negatively affect the way you feel. Girls' Life 5/7/15

 

SF State's Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble will perform Mexican music at its free spring concert on May 7. San Francisco Chronicle 5/6/15

 

Actor Nicolas Cage discusses his father August Coppola, who was dean of creative arts at SF State. Huffington Post 5/6/15

 

Restrictions on selling junk food in California public schools have caused childhood obesity rates to stabilize or decrease, but improvements were better among students attending schools in wealthier neighborhoods, according to a new study led by Emma V. Sanchez-Vaznaugh, associate professor of health education. Medpage Today 5/6/15 

 

Dean of the College of Business Linda Oubre and alums Kate Hutchison, Barbara Leslie, Mary McCue, Nanette Lee Miller, Rekha Patel and Agnes Briones Ubalde were recognized on a list of the most influential women in Bay Area business. San Francisco Business Times 5/1/15 

 

Alum Lee Jones produces Giants radio broadcasts on KNBR. San Francisco Chronicle 5/6/15 

 

Alum Dawn Ferranti has been appointed director of community and economic development for Easton, Pennsylvania. Lehigh Valley Live 5/6/15 

 

Representatives of SF State and other local colleges met with Congresswoman Jackie Speier to discuss how they can support the thousands of students affected by the closure of Corinthian Colleges. ABC7 5/6/15 The San Francisco Appeal 5/6/15 KPIX 5/6/15 (clip not available online) KNTV (clip not available online) KQED (clip not available online)

 

SF State is developing plans to expand its campus to the San Francisco Shipyard. GlobeSt.com 5/7/15


Restrictions on selling junk food in California public schools have caused childhood obesity rates to stabilize or decrease, but improvements were better among students attending schools in wealthier neighborhoods, according to a new study led by Emma V. Sanchez-Vaznaugh, an associate professor in the Department of Health Education. Medical News Today 5/6/15 Governing 5/5/15 BrightSurf 5/5/15

 

An SF State study found that children in recently divorced or separated families are more likely to drink sugar-sweetened beverages than kids in families with married parents. Single With 5/5/15

 

"Polarization and the Presidency: From FDR to Barack Obama," a new book by Professor of Political Science Robert C. Smith, describes how the American presidency became divisive. The Post News Group 5/5/15

 

Success as a business leader does not necessarily equate to skill as a politician, said Assistant Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel. ABC7 News 5/4/15 (clip not available online)

 

Alum Graig Crossly has been selected as the 2015 Moraga Citizen of the Year. Lamorinda Weekly 5/6/15

 

In a column about community colleges, the writer mentions that his brother attended a community college before transferring to SF State.  Washington Post 5/6/15

 

Alum Michelle Hileman is a pediatric speech-language pathologist working in Napa. Napa Valley Register 5/5/15

 

Miss Asian America Jennifer Chung attends SF State. Vietnamnet Bridge 5/6/15

 

SF State will work with other local colleges to explore how they can support the thousands of students affected by the closure of Corinthian Colleges. KTVU 5/6/15 (clip not available online) 


Restrictions on selling junk food in California schools have had a positive impact on childhood obesity rates, but improvements were better among students attending schools in wealthier neighborhoods, according to a new study led by Emma V. Sanchez-Vaznaugh, an associate professor in the Department of Health Education. Science Newsline 5/5/15 LA Times 5/4/15 California Healthline 5/4/15


Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom will speak at SF State's Commencement on May 22. Examiner.com 5/5/15

 

Loretta Lynch may not be able to "do very much" as attorney general because of her limited time in office, said Professor of Political Science Robert Smith. Seattle Medium 5/5/15

 

Highly extroverted people are happier with their lives because they tend to have a more positive view of the past and fewer regrets, according to research by Assistant Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell. Herald Times 5/4/15

 

Eran Kaplan discusses the struggles of the Ethiopian Jewish community. BBC Radio 5/3/15 (clip not available online)

 

Alum Grant Faulkner, executive director of National Novel Writing Month, will speak at the John Natsoulas Gallery in Davis. Davis Enterprise 5/5/15

 

Alum Andres Morado has been hired by the Stockton police department as a police officer trainee. Stockton Record 5/4/15

 

Javad Zarif, Iran's foreign minister, is an SF State alum. National Review 5/5/15


Dean of the College of Business Linda Oubre has been recognized as one of the most influential women in Bay Area business. San Francisco Business Times 5/1/15


Restrictions on selling junk food in California schools have had a positive effect on childhood obesity, but improvements were better among students attending schools in wealthier neighborhoods, according to a new SF State study. Medical Xpress 5/4/15 AJMC 5/4/15

 

In an article about former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina's run for president, Professor of Management Sally Baack said that inexperience is not considered an indicator of success in science or business and suggests the same should be true of politics. San Francisco Chronicle 5/3/15

 

Even if a car's windows are left open, the temperature inside could reach 104 degrees within 10 minutes on an 85-degree day, according to SF State research. Syracuse.com 5/1/15

 

Alum Susan Narucki is the director of UC San Diego's kallisti experiemental music ensemble. San Diego Union-Tribune 5/3/15

 

The life story of alum and dance teacher Blanche Brown is shared. San Francisco Bay View 5/2/15

 

Javad Zarif, Iran's foreign minister and an SF State alum, spoke at New York University on April 29. National Review 5/2/15 

 

Alum Freddi Straus and her husband are interviewed as Match.com's "first success story." Parade 5/1/15 

 


Restrictions on selling junk food in California schools have had a positive effect on childhood obesity, but improvements were better among students attending schools in wealthier neighborhoods, according to a new SF State study. Medical Xpress 5/14/15 AJMC 5/4/15

 

In an article about former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina's run for president, Professor of Management Sally Baack said that inexperience is not considered an indicator of success in science or business and suggests the same should be true of politics. San Francisco Chronicle 5/3/15

 

Even if a car's windows are left open, the temperature inside could reach 104 degrees within 10 minutes on an 85-degree day, according to SF State research. Syracuse.com 5/1/15

 

Alum Susan Narucki is the director of UC San Diego's kallisti experiemental music ensemble. San Diego Union-Tribune 5/3/15

 

The life story of alum and dance teacher Blanche Brown is shared. San Francisco Bay View 5/2/15

 

Javad Zarif, Iran's foreign minister and an SF State alum, spoke at New York University on April 29. National Review 5/2/15 

 

Alum Freddi Straus and her husband are interviewed as Match.com's "first success story." Parade 5/1/15 

 


SF State research found that those who give a greater proportion of their money to charity were almost always happier than those who spent it on themselves. Friday (UAE) 5/1/15

 

Professor of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Patrick Tierney analyzed results of a survey about recreational facilities for the Granada Community Services District. Half Moon Bay Review 4/30/15

 

Employees from startups may get frustrated if they start working at Yahoo, which has a more bureaucratic environment, said Professor of Management John Sullivan. Nasdaq 4/30/15

 

The conference "Mindfulness and Compassion 2015: The Art and Science of Contemplative Practice," to be held at SF State from June 3 to 7, will explore how contemplative practice contributes to the betterment of mankind. Pasadena Now 4/30/15 

 

Nathan Hare was the first coordinator of the Africana Studies department at SF State. Los Angeles Sentinel 4/30/15

 

Alum Nanette Lee Miller, West Coast partner-in-charge of assurance services at Marcum LLP, is recognized as one of the most influential women in Bay Area business. San Francisco Business Times 5/1/15 

 

Javad Zarif, Iran's foreign minister and an SF State alum, spoke at New York University on April 29. Washington Free Beacon 5/1/15

                   

Members of the band the Stone Foxes attended SF State. Marin Independent Journal 4/30/15 


April

Professor of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung organizes a yearly campus visit for students from Oakland International High to familiarize them with college life. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 4/29/15


Professor Emeritus of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Arthur Asa Berger is scheduled to hold several meetings and master classes in Iran in May. Tehran Times 4/30/15

 

Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto studied the reactions of both blind and sighted judo athletes in the 2004 Summer Olympics and Paralympics and discovered that, regardless of gender, culture or age, there was no discernable difference in the way athletes facially expressed emotions. Modern Notion 4/29/15 

 

Research by the Family Acceptance Project found that LGBT youth who have been highly rejected by their parents are more likely to attempt suicide, experience depression, use illegal drugs and be at risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases. Yahoo! Parenting 4/29/15

 

Alum Narae Kwon will perform on the Korean instrument the kayageum in a concert at the San Francisco Public Library celebrating Asian Heritage Cultural Month on May 1. Examiner.com 4/30/15

 

Alum Harry Cadelago is the director of the Napa Valley College Orchestra. Napa Valley Register 4/29/15

 

Alum Jim Hogeboom has been appointed superintendent of the Novato Unified School District. Marin Independent Journal 4/29/15

 

Javad Zarif, Iran's foreign minister and an SF State alum, spoke at New York University on April 29. The New Yorker 4/29/15 CNS News 4/30/15

 

Alum Kristina Dolgin launched the legal advocacy organization Red Light Legal this year to provide legal services to sex workers. Good Times 4/29/15

 

Photographer and alum Greg Slick will display photographs he took in the Omo Valley in Ethiopia as part of the annual Marin Open Studios event on May 2 and 3. Marin Independent Journal 4/29/15

 


Terrestrial-mass planets can orbit stars with close-in Jupiter-mass companions and remain habitable over millions if not billions of years, according to a study led by Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Stephen Kane. Forbes 4/28/15


Professor of Management John Sullivan said that it has become easier for companies to find contingent workers given that many employees can work remotely. NBC Bay Area 4/28/15


President Emeritus Robert A. Corrigan will receive an honorary doctorate from Brown University. GoLocalProv 4/29/15

 

Professor of Political Science Robert Smith said that Loretta Lynch may not be able to "do very much" as attorney general since she will have a limited time in office. Trice Edney Wire 4/28/15

 

Among patients with cancer, limited English proficiency is associated with symptom distress, reduced cancer screening and delays in seeking health care, according to a study by Associate Professor of Nursing Fang-yu Chou. Oncology Nurse Advisor 4/28/15

 

The ceramics of artist and alum Tiffany Schmierer will be presented at the Manna Gallery in Oakland from May 21 to June 27. Oakland Local 4/28/15

 

Alums Matt Schiavon and Dawn Lightfoot, who have not been in touch with their families since the earthquake in Nepal where they are traveling, are believed to be safe. NBC 7 4/28/15

 

Journalism students at Columbia University, including alum Daniel Nelson, are crowdsourcing money for their tuition and living expenses. Sussex Countian 4/28/15

 

A student joined an Oakland protest in solidarity with demonstrations in Baltimore. San Francisco Chronicle 4/28/15


Research by Caitlin Ryan of the Family Acceptance Project has shown that the average age that LGBT youth come out is continuing to decrease. BuzzFeed News 4/27/15

 

Alum Fred Lonidier taught photography at UC San Diego. San Diego Union-Tribune 4/27/15


A report by Associate Professor of Economics Philip King has found that Sonoma Valley Hospital generated $104 million in economic activity affecting Sonoma County. North Bay Business Journal 4/27/15 

 

A 2008 SF State study on the decline of smelt found that the sporadic population losses attributed to water pumping failed to take into account variability in survival from summer to fall. Wall Street Journal 4/26/15

 

Lecturer of Creative Writing Marian Palaia discusses her novel "The Given World." Wisconsin State Journal 4/26/15 

 

The Afiara Quartet will perform at SF State as part of the Morrison Artists Series on May 8. Examiner.com 4/26/15

 

SF State's ensemble-in-residence the Alexander String Quartet performed at the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon, New York on April 26. Philipstown.info 4/24/15 

 

A new ballot measure developed by SF State students and introduced by David Lee, an adjunct faculty member in political science, would require all public meetings held in San Francisco to be streamed live online and opened for virtual public comment. KGO 4/24/15 

 

Professor Emeritus of Economics Ralph Anspach invented a game called Anti-Monopoly as an alternative to the game Monopoly. Pasadena Weekly 4/24/15 

 

Alum Dawn Lightfoot has been reported missing in connection with the April 25 earthquake in Nepal. NBC San Diego 4/27/15

 

Legendary singer and alum Johnny Mathis performed in Erie, Pennsylvania. YourErie.com 4/26/15  WFXP 4/26/15 (clip not available online) WJET 4/26/15 (clip not available online)

 

Author and alum Rhachelle Johnson has created T-shirts with an anti-domestic violence message. Times-Herald 4/26/15

 

Alum Agnes Chan, a retired San Francisco teacher and political activist, has died. San Francisco Chronicle 4/26/15 

 

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is an SF State alum. CNBC 4/26/15 (clip not available online)

 

Alum Bryan Logan describes suffering a traumatic brain injury after being hit by a car and how his life has changed as a result, in both positive and negative ways. Business Insider 4/25/15 Business Insider UK 4/25/15 Business Insider India 4/25/15

 

Alum Maria Vazquez, who graduated with a master's in public health, is cited as an example of a Merced native who has chosen to work in the community where she grew up. Merced Sun-Star 4/24/15

 

The Student Health Center brings therapy dogs to campus to provide stress relief to students. Her Campus 4/25/15 


David Lee, an adjunct faculty member in political science, introduced a ballot measure created in an SF State American politics class that would require all public meetings held in San Francisco to be streamed live online and opened up for virtual public comment. SFBay 4/23/15


The Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies will hold its 25th annual Discovery Day Open House on April 25. Marin Independent Journal 4/23/15


Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair in Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility Marc Dollinger will participate in a panel presentation exploring the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel taking place on college campuses. J Weekly 4/23/15 

 

Rebecca Toporek, a professor in the Department of Counseling, provides advice for new graduates seeking an entry-level job. WalletHub 4/22/15

 

Choreographer and alum Shahrzad Khorsandi has published "The Art of Persian Dance." KQED 4/23/15 

 

Artist and alum Lori Goldman will present the exhibit "Lori Goldman in Black and White" at the Sonoma Community Center. Sonoma Index-Tribune 4/23/15 

 

Apparel design and merchandising students will present "Runway 2015: Transcend" on April 30. San Francisco Chronicle 4/23/15 


Professor Emeritus of Economics Ralph Anspach invented a game called Anti-Monopoly as an alternative to the game Monopoly. The Spectator (UK) 4/25/15

 

Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Stephen Kane has proposed the establishment of a "Venus Zone," the area around a star in which a planet may be consumed by a runaway greenhouse effect similar to the planet Venus. Space Daily 4/23/15

 

David Lee, an adjunct faculty member in political science, is leading the effort to require all city public meetings to be streamed live online, allow people to offer public comment remotely and create a "time certain" agenda designation. San Francisco Chronicle 4/22/15

 

Associate Professor of Biology Sarah Cohen is part of a dive team attempting to pinpoint the center of the most biologically diverse marine ecosystem in the world. Scientific American 4/22/15

 

Research by Associate Professor Ryan Howell has found that compulsive shopping can be fueled by poor credit management and the belief that new purchases will increase happiness. Personal Finance Cheat Sheet 4/22/15 

 

Poet and alum Jill Tomasetti is interviewed. SF Weekly 4/23/15

 

Alum Michael Richman has been appointed director of GenVec, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. Post Online Media 4/23/15


Personality and sexual orientation affect how people use online dating sites even if the sites are not being used to find a life partner, according to a new study led by Assistant Professor of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Chris Clemens. Medical Xpress 4/22/15


Professor of Biology John Hafernik, a bee expert, participated in Pacifica's Earth Day activities. San Jose Mercury News 4/21/15 Marin Independent Journal 4/21/15


Jim Steele, lecturer emeritus of biology, will lead hikes with a focus on identifying bird songs on April 25 and May 23. San Jose Mercury News 4/21/15 Marin Independent Journal 4/21/15

 

Alum Joe Louis Walker has been inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. Detroit Free Press 4/22/15

 

Alum Natalie Vega makes art to benefit research on cystic fibrosis, which afflicts her two-year-old son. Argus Leader 4/21/15

 

Actor, activist and alum Danny Glover will speak at Voorhees College's commencement. Times and Democrat 4/20/15


Kenneth Monteiro, dean of the College of Ethnic Studies, has been elected president of the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education. Post News Group 4/20/15

 

Actor, activist and alum Danny Glover is interviewed. Esquerda (Brazil) 4/21/15

 

An alum discusses her experience enrolling in Covered California insurance to avoid a penalty for not having health insurance. ABC7 4/20/15

 

Members of the band Cool Ghouls attended SF State. SF Weekly 4/20/15 

 

A question from a student about the wreckage of a vintage car on Mount Tamalpais is investigated. KQED 4/21/15

 

A fifth-grader tells the story of his father escaping from Vietnam and eventually attending SF State and joining the Oakland Police Department. The Reporter 4/20/15


Assistant Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel said caucus leaders reward generosity to other Democrats because term limits and campaign finance laws have curbed the power of individual politicians and made the party more important. KQED 4/20/15


Buying experiences rather than material possessions leads to greater happiness, according to research by Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell. Philstar (Philippines) 4/20/15

 

Professor Emeritus of Economics Ralph Anspach invented the game Anti-Monopoly as an alternative to Monopoly. CSPAN 4/18/15 (clip not available online) Newstalk 106-108 FM 4/17/15

 

Sheila Tully, a lecturer in anthropology and president of SF State's California Faculty Association, discusses the needs of part-time college and university lecturers. People's World 4/17/15 Marin Independent Journal 4/16/15

 

In an opinion article, alum Deon Price writes about the increase in the cost of living in the Bay Area, as compared to when he was a student and young adult. Daily Republic 4/20/15

 

Alum Robin Gordon has joined Data Instincts, a public outreach firm specializing in water-related issues. North Bay Business Journal 4/20/15

 

The poetry of alum Richard Oyama is featured. Duke City Fix 4/19/15

 

Alum Bassam Shihadeh has opened Amoura, a fine-dining restaurant in South San Francisco. San Mateo Daily Journal 4/18/15

 

Actor, activist and alum Danny Glover is interviewed. Rede Brasil Atual (Brazil) 4/17/15

 

SF State plans to provide students with discounted public transit passes by fall 2018 or earlier. San Francisco Examiner 4/19/15

 

Students presented the 43rd annual Pilipino Cultural Night on April 18. ABS CBN News 4/18/15

 

A team of SF State students won a prize from PG&E for their participation in a structured "design thinking" process to identify opportunities to build on PG&E's portfolio of energy-efficiency tools and strategies. Environment Guru 4/17/15


Professor of Jewish Studies Marc Dollinger will give a brief history of Jewish community engagement in San Francisco at the city's Jewish Heritage Month celebration next week. j weekly 4/16/15

 

Alum Frances Mayes is author of the book "Under the Tuscan Sun." The Mountaineer 4/16/15

 

Alum Raynauld Bentey is the new associate publisher at COASTE multi-media network. News-Press (Ft. Myers, Florida) 4/16/15

 

Alum Paul Flores talks about his time as an MFA student at SF State. San Diego Free Press 4/16/15


Research from Caitlin Ryan, director of the Family Acceptance Project, has shown a direct link between family acceptance of their LBGT children and better health and well-being for those children. Baltimore Jewish Times 4/16/15


A building that was once part of the former campus of the San Francisco State Teacher's College is being turned into housing for LGBT seniors. Bay Area Reporter 4/16/15

 

Alum Alex Randolph has been appointed to the Board of Trustees at City College of San Francisco. Bay Area Reporter 4/16/15

 

Anthropology Lecturer Sheila Tully, President of the SF State chapter of the California Faculty Association, is quoted in this article about protests demanding livable wages. San Jose Mercury News 4/15/15

 

An SF State ornithologist will serve as a judge during Piedmont High School's famous Bird Calling Contest. Contra Costa Times 4/15/15

 

SF State has banned the use of University funds for travel to Indiana in response to the state's recently passed Religious Freedom Restoration Act. SF Weekly 4/15/15

 

Alum Allison Fenner is the founder of the Agile Rascal Traveling Bike Theatre. San Diego Reader 4/15/15

 

Alum Olivia Cowell is a co-creator of the nonprofit organization Cafeteria Kids Theater in Napa. Napa Valley Register 4/15/15 


Actor and SF State alum Jeffrey Tambor, who plays a transgender woman on the television series "Transparent," has sent well wishes to Bruce Jenner, who is expected to announce his transition to a woman later this month. San Francisco Examiner 4/15/15

 

Professor of Biology and founder of the ZomBeeWatch Project John Hafernik will be the keynote speaker at the Pacifica Beach Coalition's EcoFest event this weekend. San Jose Mercury News 4/14/15

 

Research from SF State has found that engaging in creative activities outside work can boost employees' job performance. About.com 4/14/15

 

Professor of Earth & Climate Sciences John Monteverdi is quoted in this profile of meteorologist and former SF State lecturer Jan Null. Contra Costa Times 4/14/15

 

Alum Alex Randolph has been appointed to the Board of Trustees at City College of San Francisco. San Francisco Chronicle 4/14/15; San Francisco Appeal 4/14/15

 

Alum and high school principal Vito Chiala is interviewed about his experiences with Common Core. EdSource 4/14/15


Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Stephen Kane has proposed the establishment of a "Venus Zone," the area around a star in which a planet may be consumed by a runaway greenhouse effect similar to the planet Venus. Phys.org 4/14/15


Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto says anger is a functional emotion, a reaction that prepares an individual to remove an obstacle to a goal. SBS 4/14/15


Research from the Family Acceptance Project has shown that when LGBT children are rejected by their families, they are more likely to attempt suicide, suffer from severe depression and use illegal drugs. News and Tribune 4/14/15

 

Freshmen in the Full Circle Program at California State University, Sacramento learn about the 1968 strike at SF State, which led to the creation of the nation's first College of Ethnic Studies. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 4/13/15

 

Robert Bechtle, professor emeritus of music, is profiled. The Potrero View 4/13/15

 

Alum Frank Haselhoff is a featured artist at the San Benito County Art Council's Open Studios Art Tour. Benito Link 4/13/15

 

Filmmaker and alum Charlie Vaughn is profiled. WBOC 16 4/13/15

 

Alum Leslye M. Tinson has been appointed to the California Private Security Disciplinary Review Committee, North. California Newswire 4/13/15

 

SF State students are featured in a slideshow of archival photos of Bay Area colleges and Universities. San Francisco Chronicle 4/14/15


Research from the Family Acceptance Project has shown that when LGBT children are rejected by their families, they are more likely to attempt suicide, suffer from severe depression, use illegal drugs and engage in unprotected sex. Washington Post 4/13/15; MyCentralJersey.com 4/13/15; Denver Post (letter to the editor) 4/12/15


SF State is one of several universities to partner with The Presidio Trust on the restoration of Mountain Lake in San Francisco. National Parks Traveler 4/13/15

 

Alum George Flores volunteers with the national nonprofit organization Court Appointed Special Advocates, which advocates for individual children in the court system and in the community. Santa Fe New Mexican 4/13/15

 

The glass sculptures of alum Marsha Blaker, which emulate crashing waves, are highlighted. VisualNews.com 4/13/15

 

This article about job prospects for college graduates is accompanied by a photo of a career fair at SF State earlier this month. Bloomberg 4/13/15

 

Caitlin Ryan, founder and director of the Family Acceptance Project, will be the guest speaker at a retreat for Orthodox Jewish parents of LGBT children. Cleveland Jewish News 4/12/15

 

Professor Emeritus of Education Mark Phillips writes about the Mt. Tamalpais Union High School District's search for a new superintendent. Marin Independent-Journal 4/12/15

 

Professor Emeritus of Economics Ralph Anspach invented a game called Anti-Monopoly as an alternative to the game Monopoly. Deccan Herald 4/12/15

 

Alum Cathy Sandeen is the new chancellor of University of Wisconsin Colleges and UW Extension. Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal-Sentinel 4/12/15 

 

SF State alum Steve Kowit, a poet, essayist and teacher who published a dozen volumes of poetry, has passed away at the age of 76. Los Angeles Times 4/12/15

 

Bruce Anderson, an SF State alum, is the editor of the Anderson Valley Advertiser in Boonville, which the New York Times has called "one of the country's most idiosyncratic and contentious weeklies." Newsweek 4/12/15

 

Alum Paul Bendix writes about two glass canisters he purchased in 1973 while a student at SF State. The Almanac 4/12/15 

 

This profile of Lorenzo Listana, community outreach coordinator for the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation, mentions that his son, Nicu Listana, is a student at SF State. Hoodline 4/12/15

 

Former SF State professor Rodel Rodis writes about the first Filipinos to set foot in California. FilAmStar 4/12/15

 

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is an alum of SF State.  Dawn.com 4/10/15

 

Alum Steven Brownwell will be the guest ceramic artist during April at the historic Bradford Building in Sonora. The Union-Democrat 4/10/15


Researchers at the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies are studying how toxic heavy metals might attach themselves to plastics floating in the San Francisco Bay. Marin Independent Journal 4/9/15


Assistant Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel said that Mayor Ed Lee has lost some popularity but still remains relatively popular in the eyes of voters. San Francisco magazine 4/9/15


Children of divorced parents consume more sugary beverages, according to a new study by Professor of Psychology Jeff Cookston. Northwest Herald 4/10/15                                                                                                                

Research from the Family Acceptance Project found that LGBT youth who were rejected by their families were more likely to attempt suicide, experience depression, use drugs and engage in unprotected sex. Vox 4/10/15

 

Professor of Management Sally Baack provided expert analysis of the record $1.6 billion fine by the California Public Utilities Commission on PG&E for the San Bruno tragedy. KCBS Radio 4/9/15 (clip not available online)

 

Alum Luke Top of the band Fool's Gold shares photographs of himself and the band. Nosey 4/9/15

 

The owner of an environmental waste disposal firm that contracted with SF State was sentenced to more than three years in prison after pleading guilty to bribery. San Francisco Examiner 4/9/15


Associate Professor of Sociology Karen Hossfeld appeared as a morning show guest to discuss gender discrimination in Silcon Valley. KALW 4/9/15


Actress and SF State alum Annette Bening, poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti and legal educator Peter Gabel will receive honorary degrees at this year's Commencement ceremony. California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom will deliver the Commencement address. San Francisco Business Times 4/8/15


The Pub at SFSU is listed as a "best date stop" along the M-Ocean View Muni Metro line. Thrillist.com 4/9/15

 

Research from Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell has shown that buying experiences makes consumers happier than buying material items. Gulf News 4/9/15

 

Professor of Women and Gender Studies Nan Alamilla Boyd discussed how San Francisco became a gay mecca. KALW 4/8/15

 

Research from Professor of Political Science Nicole Watts is referenced in this article about ISIS and Kurdistan. Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting 4/8/15 

 

Fertility treatment patients are more likely to suffer from major depressive disorder than the general population, according to new SF State research from Assistant Professor of Psychology Sarah Holley. Big News Network 4/8/15

 

The owner of an environmental waste disposal firm that contracted with SF State was sentenced to more than three years in prison after pleading guilty to bribery. San Francisco Chronicle 4/8/15; San Francisco Appeal 4/8/15

 

SF State is one of 112 colleges and universities being investigated by the U.S. Department of Education for its handling of sexual violence cases. Boston Globe 4/8/15

 

Alum Carl Weathers is a recurring guest star on the sitcom "Arrested Development." SF Weekly 4/8/15

 

Alum Christian Groh is COO of the private equity firm Privateer Holdings. Business Because 4/8/15


Caitlin Ryan, director of the Family Acceptance Project, will speak at a gathering for Orthodox Jewish parents of LGBT children in Pennsylvania taking place from April 17 to 19. Connecticut Jewish Ledger 4/8/15

 

Fertility treatment patients are more likely to suffer from major depressive disorder than the general population, according to new SF State research. Medical News Today 4/8/15

 

Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom will deliver the commencement address at SF State's Commencement ceremony on May 22. KTVU 4/7/15 (clip not available online) KPIX 4/7/15 (clip not available online)

 

Lecturer of Humanities Peter Richardson's new book "No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead" explores the band's popularity. Examiner.com 4/7/15

 

Acupuncture can help treat conditions such as insomnia and fatigue, said Professor of Health Education Adam Burke, director of the Institute for Holistic Health Studies. Yahoo! Health 4/8/15

 

SF State was the first public university in the country to commit to divesting from fossil fuel companies. Currents 4/15

 

Alum Melissa Galliani has been promoted to General Sales Manager for News/Talk KGO-A and KSFO-A. Media Confidential 4/8/15  All Access Music Group 4/7/15


Professor of Biology Gretchen LeBuhn has launched a project to help "citizen scientists" make their backyards or local parks more pollinator friendly. Phys.Org 4/7/15 eScience News 4/7/15


Fertility treatment patients are more likely to suffer from major depressive disorder than the general population, according to new SF State research. Health Canal 4/6/15 Science Newsline 4/6/15 Bright Surf 4/6/15

 

Suspects pleaded not guilty to the fatal shooting of an SF State alum in December 2014. KTVU 4/6/15


Assistant Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel said that there has been a big increase in Asian voter turnout since the year 2000. San Francisco Chronicle 4/4/15


Fertility treatment patients are more likely to suffer from major depressive disorder than the general population, according to new SF State research. Psych Central 4/4/15 Medical Xpress 4/3/15


President Leslie E. Wong has banned University funding for travel to Indiana. San Francisco Chronicle 4/5/15 (subscription required) University World News 4/3/15

 

Professor of Political Science Nicole Watts said that Halabjans hoped to demand back some of their "symbolic capital" from the Kurdish state through control over a ceremony marking attacks in the region. The Nation 4/6/15

 

More than 1,000 samples of otter scat are being analyzed at an SF State lab to learn where the otters came from, how they are related to each other and what they are eating. ABC 7 4/3/15

 

Alum Mohammad Javad Zarif is Iran's foreign minister. Fresno Bee 4/6/15 KTVQ 4/4/15 Sacramento Bee 4/4/15 

 

Alum Jim Orrey has been appointed manager of the Prescott Valley branch of Washington Federal. The Daily Courier 4/5/15

 

Alum Michael Hand will edit a film being made by his former teacher. Oroville Mercury Register 4/4/15

 

Alum John Bridenbeck is cruising in the Sea of Cortez. Examiner.com 4/3/15

 

San Francisco State students are quoted in a report exploring how young people use different payment types, including cash, credit cards and debit cards. KOPB 4/6/15 Minnesota Public Radio 4/6/15 KCRW 4/6/15 (clip not available online) KPCC 4/6/15 (clip not available online) Capital Public Radio 4/6/15 (clip not available online) Milwaukee Public Radio 4/6/15 (clip not available online) KPLU 4/6/15 (clip not available online) KUT 4/6/15 (clip not available online) KNPR 4/6/15 (clip not available online) KNOW 4/6/15 (clip not available online) WBEZ 4/6/15 (clip not available online) KUOW 4/6/15 (clip not available online) WBFO 4/6/15 (clip not available online) WUNC 4/6/15 (clip not available online) WDET 4/6/15 (clip not available online) WHYY 4/6/15 (clip not available online) WYPR 4/6/15 (clip not available online) WNYC 4/6/15 (clip not available online) WUNC 4/6/15 (clip not available online) WAMU 4/6/15 (clip not available online)

 

A student was targeted by a scammer through the website Care.com. KRON 4/5/15 (clip not available online)

 

SF State hosted its annual Sneak Preview event for prospective students on April 4. KGO 4/4/15 (clip not available online)


Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto has found that certain gestures showing pride or shame in sports are universal. Slate 4/3/15


Alum Clarence Walker, a professor of history at UC Davis, has been awarded the 2015 UC Davis Prize for Undergraduate Teaching and Scholarly Achievement. The Davis Enterprise 4/3/15 Daily Democrat 4/2/15

 

President Les Wong has banned University funding for travel to Indiana. San Francisco Chronicle 4/2/15

 

Alum Alice Katwan is vice president of sales, North America West, for Genesys. Silicon Valley Business Journal 4/3/15

 

Alum Elise Darwish is the chief academic officer of Aspire Public Schools. Ed Source 4/2/15

 

Alum Mohammad Javad Zarif is Iran's foreign minister. CNN 4/3/15 WSEE 4/3/15 KTVQ 4/2/15

 

Alum David Russo is leading a plein air painting class in Tahoe. Tahoe Daily Tribune 4/2/15

 

A student was targeted by a scammer through the website Care.com. KRON 4/2/15 (clip not available online)


In an opinion piece, Professor and Director of Labor and Employment Studies John Logan writes that there has been an upsurge in attacks on workers' rights by Republican lawmakers. The Hill 4/2/15

 

Americans tend to become defensive when talking about their spending habits, said Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell. Money Under 30 4/2/15

 

Dean of the College of Business Linda Oubre was recognized with the Trailblazer award by the National Coalition of 100 Black Women's San Francisco chapter. Post News Group 4/1/15                                                     

In an opinion article, President Les Wong's decision to ban University funding for travel to Indiana is commended. San Francisco Examiner 4/1/15

 

In an opinion article, alum Evan Phillippe praises his 1974 Porsche 914. San Francisco Chronicle 4/1/15

 

Student Andrew Wong will participate in a documentary filmmaking program in China this summer. Modesto Bee 4/1/15

 

In an opinion article, SF State's inclusion on a list of the country's colleges with the "worst anti-Semitic activity" is criticized. Jerusalem Post 4/1/15 


President Les Wong has announced that San Francisco State University funds cannot be used to support employee and student travel to Indiana. The Chronicle of Higher Education 3/31/15 Inside Higher Ed 3/31/15 Fusion 3/31/15 CBS Bay Area 3/31/15KNTV 3/31/15 (clip not available online) KTVU 3/30/15 San Francisco Examiner 3/30/15 U.S. New & World Report 3/30/15 KGO 3/30/15 Huffington Post 3/30/15KPIX 3/30/15 (clip not available online) KRON 3/30/15 (clip not available online) KOFY (clip not available online) KCBA 3/30/15 (clip not available online) KQET 3/30/15 (clip not available online)


Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell said that impulse shopping is driven partly by survival instinct. O Consumidor (Brazil) 4/1/15 Alagoas 24 Horas (Brazil) 3/31/15 Diario da Manha (Brazil) 3/30/15

 

SF State's Metro College Success Program, which helps underrepresented students navigate the first two years of college, received a $3 million innovation award from the state government. Post News Group 3/31/15 CA FWD 3/30/15

 

Saving up for something special creates pleasure, according to Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell. MSN Lifestyle 3/30/15

 

Poet and alum Phil Brady has received the Governor's Award for the Arts in Ohio. WYTV 3/31/15 

 

Dan Verel, a writer for MedCity News, studied journalism at SF State. San Francisco Bay View 3/31/15

 

Alum Jeff Cesca has been appointed as Director of the Division of Marketing Services of the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Dairy Business 3/30/15

 

SF State's student center is named after Cesar Chavez. Los Alamos Daily Post 3/31/15

 


March

During his keynote speech at the Association of American Colleges and Universities' academic renewal conference in San Diego, Associate Professor of Latina/o Studies and Educational Leadership Jeff Duncan-Andrade said that topics studied at school need to be relevant to students' experiences. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 3/30/15


Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell said that impulse shopping is driven partly by survival instinct. Com Shalom (Brazil) 3/30/15 Consumidor Moderno (Brazil) 3/28/15

 

Professor Emeritus of Philosophy Art Bierman fought against a proposed plan to build a freeway in San Francisco in the 1960s. Hoodline 3/29/15

 

A survey conducted by SF State found that many LGBT adults were bullied for flouting gender norms at school. Take Part 3/28/15 

 

An SF State study found that people who partake in creative activities outside of work perform better in the workplace. Christian Science Monitor 3/27/15

 

Alum Joi Lin Blake has been appointed president of College of Alameda. The Alamedan 3/30/15

 

Gilbert Melendez, who attended SF State, reflects on becoming a mixed martial artist. WSVN 3/30/15 (clip not available) WPVI 3/29/15 (clip not available online) KQET 3/29/15 (clip not available online) KCBA 3/29/15 (clip not available online) KTVL 3/29/15 (clip not available online) WWSB 3/29/15 (clip not available online) KMOL 3/28/15 (clip not available online) MSVN 3/28/15 (clip not available online) KCRA 3/28/15 (clip not available online) KCAL 3/28/15 (clip not available online)

 

Alum Matt Black was named Time magazine's 2014 Instagram Photographer of the Year. The Daily Gazette 3/29/15 

 

Student DeMareon Gipson has published "Looking Forward," a collection of poetry. Vallejo Times-Herald 3/28/15

 

Erik Hoegh-Soerensen, a former journalist who studied at SF State, is running for parliament for the Danish People's Party. Journalisten (Denmark) 3/30/15 

 

The Chinese Bridge Cup Contest, which tests students' knowledge of Chinese language and culture, was organized by SF State's Confucius Institute and the San Francisco Unified School District. China Daily 3/30/15 


Keith Bowman, who has been appointed the new dean of the College of Science & Engineering, has spent much of his career focusing on increasing diversity and inclusion in STEM fields. Edge San Francisco 3/27/15 

 

Children of divorced families consume more sugary beverages, according to a new study by Professor of Psychology Jeff Cookston. Health eNews 3/27/15 

 

Adjunct Professor of Secondary Education Kate Kinsella offers an action plan to encourage second language learners to participate in classroom discussions. Language 3/15

 

SF State is one of many universities that have started using Drupal. Campus Technology 3/26/15


Keith Bowman, who has been appointed the new dean of the College of Science & Engineering, has spent much of his career focusing on increasing diversity and inclusion in STEM fields. Bay Area Reporter 3/26/15


Remembering positive experiences and saving up for something special are two immediate ways to feel happier, according to Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell. Good Housekeeping 3/25/15


Assistant Professor of Art Matt Lipps will present his first New York solo exhibition of photography at the Danziger Gallery. Art Daily 3/26/15

 

Inclusion of information about acupuncture is important as part of an undergraduate nursing education, said Director of the Institute for Holistic Health studies and Professor of Health Education Adam Burke. Acupuncture Today 3/26/15 

 

Professor of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Pat Tierney and his students will help tally results of a recent parks and recreation survey by the Granada Community Services District. Half Moon Bay Review 3/25/15

 

According to a new study based on methods developed by Professor Emeritus of Political Science Richard DeLeon, voters who have moved to the city recently are turning out to be more conservative on local ballot measures than residents who have been here longer. San Francisco Magazine 3/25/15

 

Alum Molly Diedrich is one of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Northern California Chapter's candidates for 2015 Bay Area Man & Woman of the Year. 7X7 3/25/15

 

Actor, activist and alum Danny Glover spoke to young trade unionists at the AFL-CIO's 2015 Next Up Summit. People's World 3/25/15 

 

Alum Jim Barnett, a high school baseball coach, has died. The Fresno Bee 3/25/15

 

A memorial will be held on March 29 for an alum who was killed in an apartment fire. CBS 3/25/15 


Associate Professor of Asian American Studies Jonathan H. X. Lee said that Bok Kai Temple in Marysville, California, is steeped in “ling,” translated as miraculous power, due to its history. San Francisco Chronicle 3/24/15


Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s political ideology would make him the Republican party’s most conservative candidate in decades if he is selected as the 2016 presidential nominee, according to Assistant Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel. The Capital Times 3/25/15 UK Progressive 3/25/15 

 

Catherine Powell, director of the Labor Archives and Research Center, is co-editor of the “San Francisco Labor Landmarks Guide Book.” Places Journal 3/15

 

Alum Christopher P. Chatmon heads Oakland’s Office of African American Male Achievement, the first public school department in the country focused specifically on the success of African American male students. Newsweek 3/25/15

 

Comedian and alum Ronnie Schell will perform at events benefiting the Richmond Museum of History in April. Marin Independent Journal 3/24/15 San Jose Mercury News 3/24/15 Contra Costa Times 3/24/15

 

Alum Elly Bethune is founder and owner of the online retailer 9th & Elm. Columbia Business Times 3/25/15

 

Alum Dan Caldwell, an actor and teacher who founded the Conservatory Theatre Ensemble at Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley, died on March 15. Marin Independent Journal 3/24/15

 

An alum who received a scholarship from the La Jolla High School Scholarship Foundation describes how it benefited her. La Jolla Light 3/24/15


Associate Professor of Asian-American Studies Jonathan H. X. Lee said that Bok Kai Temple in Marysville, California, is steeped in “ling,” translated as miraculous power, due to its history. New York Times 3/24/15

 

Professor of Gerontology Brian de Vries encourages end-of-life planning among LGBT seniors. Daily Xtra 3/23/15

 

An alum has been identified as one of two men killed in an Oakland apartment fire. San Jose Mercury News 3/23/15 Marin Independent Journal 3/23/15 


Research by Professor of Health Education Erik Peper has found that sitting in a slouched position makes it easier to conjure up negative thoughts and memories. My San Antonio 3/23/15


The Metro College Success Program, which helps underrepresented students navigate their first two years of college, received $3 million in funding from the state government. KGO 3/20/15 KTVU 3/20/15 (clip not available online)


Assistant Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel has speculated that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is too conservative to win the Republican party’s 2016 presidential nomination. FiveThirtyEight Politics 3/23/15

 

Professor Emeritus of Economics Ralph Anspach invented a game called Anti-Monopoly as an alternative to the game Monopoly. New York Times 3/20/15 WMAZ 3/22/15 KGMB 3/21/15 (clip not available online) KFXF 3/21/15 (clip not available online)

 

Purchasing experiences rather than material goods results in greater happiness, according to a study by Ryan Howell, associate professor of psychology. KVIA 3/20/15

 

Peter Richardson, lecturer in humanities, is teaching a class on the Grateful Dead at Sonoma State University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Press Democrat 3/20/15

 

Summer session will cost less for most students this year. Post News Group 3/20/15 

 

Alum Anne Adams Helms recalls growing up with father, celebrated photographer Ansel Adams. Monterey Herald 3/22/15 

 

Alum Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, is considered an enigma by some.  Philly.com 3/22/15

  

Alum Keith Sugar, an environmental lawyer and former Santa Cruz mayor, has died. Santa Cruz Sentinel 3/22/15 Chico Enterprise-Record 3/20/15

 

Christopher Crowley has been appointed the Summit County emergency manager. Park Record 3/20/15

 

One of two men killed in an Oakland apartment fire was an SF State alum. San Francisco Chronicle 3/22/15 Chico Enterprise-Record 3/22/15 San Jose Mercury News 3/22/15 Fresno Bee 3/22/15


Keith Bowman has been named the new dean of the College of Science & Engineering. San Francisco Chronicle 3/19/15

 

Purchasing an experience results in greater happiness than buying material goods, according to research by Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell. CNN 3/19/15

 

Rhoda and Richard Goldman Chair of Jewish Studies Eran Kaplan predicts that a new government without a centrist element will come into power in Israel. Real Clear Politics 3/19/15

 

Rhoda and Richard Goldman Chair of Jewish Studies Eran Kaplan said that the results of the Israeli election give Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the leverage to form the cabinet he wants. J Weekly 3/19/15

 

Artist and alum Qinmin Liu wants to create an art installation using 50 gold Apple Watches. San Francisco Chronicle 3/19/15

 

Alum Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran's foreign minister, is considered an enigma by some. Columbia Daily Herald 3/19/15

 

Five members of SF State's speech and debate team will compete in national competitions in March and April. Post News Group 3/19/15

 

A 2013 incident involving the General Union of Palestine Students is cited in a letter to the editor. Washington Times 3/19/15

 

A mother and daughter are recovering after being hit by a car in a crosswalk a few blocks north of SF State. KNTV 3/19/15 (clip not available online)


Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell said that the impulse to shop is, in part, a survival instinct. BBC 3/19/15


Rhoda and Richard Goldman Chair of Jewish Studies Eran Kaplan predicts that a new government without a centrist element will come into power in Israel. American Spectator 3/19/15 San Francisco Chronicle 3/18/15

 

Professor and Director of Labor and Employment Studies John Logan has written a report on labor practices at DHL India that documents employees' fears about engaging in union activity. Freight Week 3/19/15

 

Alum Bob Pasker is a board advisor, investor and founder of tech startups across the country. AlleyWatch 3/19/15

 

Alum Irene Paguio is listed as one of San Francisco's most eligible singles. Business Insider Indonesia 3/19/15

 

Andrew Kalleen, who studied at SF State, has become a prominent voice for buskers in New York City. Brooklyn Daily Eagle 3/18/15

 

Alum Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran's foreign minister, is considered an enigma by some. Yahoo! Finance 3/18/15 Washington Post 3/18/15

 

A student said that upcoming weekend BART closures would cause her to change her plans. San Francisco Chronicle 3/19/15

 

Amy Bell, Jennifer Cheng, Sarah Heady, Lauren Peck and Jill Tomasetti, who met at SF State, have founded Drop Leaf Press, which will publish its first collection of poems on March 20. San Francisco Chronicle 3/18/15

 

Graduate student Sandra Zuniga Ruiz received a scholarship from the Monterey Peninsula Branch of the American Association of University Women. Monterey Herald 3/18/15

 

SF State has been added to a list of universities under investigation for Title IX compliance in connection with sexual violence. Washington Post 3/18/15 


An SF State study measuring the pollination service of San Francisco's native bees found that they supply adequate pollination for the city's agriculture. Bay Nature 3/17/15 San Francisco Public Press 3/17/15


Alum Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran's foreign minister, is considered an enigma by some. Bloomberg 3/17/15 Azernews 3/18/15

 

A scholarship has been established at Clackamas Community College in memory of alum Alan Fibish. Clackamas Review 3/18/15

 

Alum Mike Abela has produced a video overview of the schools in the Sonoma Valley School District. Sonoma Index-Tribune 3/17/15


Keith Bowman, who will become dean of the College of Science & Engineering in July, discusses his plans for the role and the future of STEM education. San Francisco Business Times 3/16/15


SF State summer session fees will be under $200 for students who qualify for state university grants this year. San Francisco Examiner 3/17/15 (clip not available online)

 

Professor and Director of Labor and Employment Studies John Logan has written a report on labor practices at DHL India that documents employees' fears about engaging in union activity. The Loadstar (United Kingdom) 3/17/15  Handy Shipping Guide 3/16/15

 

Professor of Civil Engineering Elahe Enssani expressed concerns that a high-profile gender discrimination lawsuit could subconsciously cause employers not to hire women. Re/code 3/16/15

 

The National Park Service is working with SF State, among others, to measure the success of the restoration of Drakes Estero after the departure of Drakes Bay Oyster Co. Marin Independent Journal 3/16/15

 

Research by Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell has found that spending money on experiences results in greater happiness than spending on material goods. English DBW (China) 3/16/15

 

Alum Matt Black has been named Time Magazine's "Instagram Photographer of the Year." The Star (Malaysia) 3/17/15

 

Alum Greg Morgan has been tapped to lead Wells Fargo's San Francisco market. North Bay Business Journal 3/16/15

 

Alum Joey Pisacane will perform in "Death of a Salesman" with the San Jose Stage Company. Broadway World San Francisco 3/16/15

 

Alum Aaron Aknin has been appointed Assistant City Manager of Redwood City. The Registry 3/16/15

 

Student Nick Pourfard is the founder of Prisma Guitars, making custom guitars out of used skateboards. CBS 3/16/15 http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2015/03/16/sf-state-pourfard-prisma-guitars-skate/

 

A free "Black Health and Healing Summit" will be held by the Rafiki Coalition on March 21 at SF State. KCBS 3/17/15 (clip not available online)

 

Designs for a student recreation and wellness center at SF State make use of energy-efficient materials. GlobeSt. 3/17/15


In an opinion article, Professor Emeritus of Education Mark Phillips writes that there should be at least two student members on every school board. Marin Independent Journal 3/15/15

 

Artist and alum Troung Tran said that the influx of tech workers in San Francisco has made it difficult for artists to afford housing or find gallery space, which could negatively impact the city's culture. Fusion 3/16/15

 

Alum Arthur Dong discusses his latest film, "The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor." Center for Asian American Media 3/13/15


Keith Bowman, chair of mechanical, materials and aerospace engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology, has been appointed dean of the College of Science & Engineering. San Francisco Business Times 3/12/15 Silicon Valley Business Journal 3/12/15 Inside Higher Ed 3/11/15


Professor of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung writes about his experience raising his children in Oakland with the support of his church community. Christianity Today 3/12/15

 

Alum Tim Mullen is the CEO of Pina Zangaro, which designs, manufactures and distributes packaging for high-end commercial and fine-art presentation. San Francisco Business Times 3/13/15

 

Blues musician and alum Joe Louis Walker discusses his music career. News Telegram 3/13/15

 

Filmmaker and alum Arthur Dong's newest film, "The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor," will premiere at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco on March 15. San Francisco Chronicle 3/12/15

 

Three student wrestlers will compete in the NCAA division II wrestling national championships. San Francisco Examiner 3/13/15

 

Ollie Benn has been named executive director of San Francisco Hillel, which serves SF State and several other local campuses. J Weekly 3/12/15

 

Condos and townhouses have sold out in the first set of developments at the Shipyard in Hunters Point, where SF State plans to expand its campus. San Francisco Business Times 3/12/15 Globe St. 3/12/15

 

Graduate researcher Heather Richard is doing research on biofilm, a film of organic cells that colonizes plastic, and its effects on marine life. The Ark 3/11/15 (clip not available online)


A study from the Family Acceptance Project has found that LGBT youth who come out at school report more positive adjustment as young adults. Edge Boston 3/12/15 Edge Providence 3/12/15 Edge San Francisco 3/12/15


Jim Dudley, a lecturer in criminal justice, said that he encountered organized crime involving gaming, prostitution and massage parlors while working as a police officer in San Francisco's Chinatown. Marin Independent Journal 3/12/15 San Jose Mercury News 3/11/15

 

Children may use sugary drinks to ease the stress of parents' divorce, according to a new study by Professor of Psychology Jeff Cookston. University Herald 3/11/15

 

SF State hosts therapy dogs once a month to help students relieve stress. Post News Group 3/11/15

 

Legendary singer and alum Johnny Mathis recalls his experiences as a champion high jumper during his youth and while a student at SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 3/12/15

 

Alum Nancy Cannon has reopened her State Farm office in Thousand Oaks. Thousand Oaks Acorn 3/12/15

 

Indecent exposure incidents were reported on and near campus this week. KRON 3/12/15 (clip not available online)

 

Oscar-nominated filmmaker David Peoples said he gave some of his old film canisters to SF State. Berkeleyside 3/11/15


In a letter to the editor, Lecturer of Anthropology Niccolo Caldararo writes that the destruction of antiquities and ancient sites by ISIS is not unprecedented, as this behavior is well established in the Judeo-Christian tradition. Financial Times 3/11/15

 

Children may use sugary drinks to ease the stress of parents' divorce, according to a new study by Professor of Psychology Jeff Cookston. Il Giornale (Italy) 3/11/15 US. News & World Report 3/10/15 Philly.com 3/10/15 Doctors Lounge 3/10/15

 

Associate Professor of Biology Vance Vredenburg found that a deadly fungus responsible for causing the extinction of more than 200 amphibian species dates back to the 1890s. Nauka w Polsce (Poland) 3/11/15

 

Alum Alexandre Kostolias writes about challenges to economic growth in Brazil in this opinion article. Pravda 3/11/15

 

An open letter to the Iranian government from Senate Republicans related to ongoing negotiations with President Obama was criticized by Iranian foreign minister and alum Mohammad Javad Zarif. The Guardian 3/10/15 Global Security 3/10/15

 

A documentary explores negotiations between Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian foreign minister and alum Mohammad Javad Zarif. CNBC 3/11/15 (clip not available online)

 

Alum Matt Black has been named "2014 Instagram Photographer of the Year" by Time Magazine. Seattle Times 3/10/15

 

Alum Peggy Ussery is retiring after more than 37 years working at the Pacifica Parks, Beaches & Recreation Department. San Jose Mercury News 3/10/15 Marin Independent Journal 3/10/15

 

Alum Shirley Drye will speak about Native American plants of San Pedro Valley Park on March 21. San Jose Mercury News 3/10/15 Marin Independent Journal 3/10/15

 

Alum Dennis Kip Herren is retiring from his position as Auburn School District Superintendent. Auburn Reporter 3/10/15

 

Alum Peter Ratto has been appointed by the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors to the San Mateo County Transit District Board of Directors. Mass Transit 3/10/15


A partnership between SF State and San Francisco City College that creates small learning communities is a candidate for a portion of $50 million in new state funding for innovation at California public colleges. ABC 3/9/15

 

Children may use sugary drinks to ease the stress of parents' divorce, according to a new study by Professor of Psychology Jeff Cookston. East Idaho News 3/9/15

 

An open letter to the Iranian government from Senate Republicans related to ongoing negotiations with President Obama was criticized by Iranian foreign minister and alum Mohammad Javad Zarif. The Fiscal Times 3/10/15 Yahoo! News 3/10/15

 

The ceramics of artist and alum Farraday Newsome will be shown at Clay Art Center in Port Chester, New York, in May. Port Chester Daily Voice 3/10/15


Children may use sugary drinks to help cope with stress triggered by their parents' divorce, according to a study by Professor of Psychology Jeff Cookston. KMBZ 3/9/15 WEIS 3/9/15 WJBD 3/9/15 Medical News Today 3/7/15


Anxiety about advances in gay rights remains strong in the South and non-urban locations, said Marc Stein, Jamie and Phyllis Pasker Professor of History. Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette 3/9/15 Arkansas Online 3/8/15


A partnership between SF State and San Francisco City College to create small learning communities is a candidate for a portion of $50 million in new state funding for innovation at California public colleges. Marin Independent Journal 3/9/15 San Jose Mercury News 3/9/15 Fresno Bee 3/8/15 NBC 3/9/15 (clip not available online)


Stanley Van Dyke and Robert Shenk, curators of SF State's Treganza Anthropology Museum, have documented the oldest house foundation to be discovered in San Bruno. Daily Journal 3/9/15 

 

Research from Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell has shown that living in wealthy neighborhoods can make people more materialistic. Tribun Jambi (Indonesia) 3/8/15

 

An SF State study found that 50 percent of gay couples were having sex outside the relationship with their partners' consent. Salon 3/8/15

 

Professor Emeritus of Economics entered into a legal battle with the makers of the board game Monopoly when he created the game Anti-Monopoly. CSPAN 3/8/15 (clip not available online) Business Insider India 3/7/15 Business Insider Australia 3/7/15 Business Insider 3/6/15

 

African Americans and Latinos, underrepresented in the tech sector, are moving further from job centers as housing prices increase, said Lisa Feldstein, adjunct associate professor of urban studies and planning. Marin Independent Journal 3/7/15 San Jose Mercury News 3/6/15 Contra Costa Times 3/6/15

 

Marc Dollinger, Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair in Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility, will speak at a screening of "American Jerusalem: Jews and the Making of San Francisco" on March 22 in Monterey. The Californian 3/6/15

 

The trend of states passing right-to-work laws is well underway, said John Logan, professor and director of labor and employment studies. Newsmax 3/6/15

 

State Senator Jerry Hill, an alum, was celebrated at an event held by the League of Women voters of Central and North San Mateo County. Daily Journal 3/9/15

 

Photographer and alum Matt Black was named Time magazine's 2014 Instagram Photographer of the Year. News OK 3/9/15

 

SF State alum Spencer Averick, a film editor whose credits include "Selma," is featured in a segment on "Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition." KONG 3/8/15 (clip not available online) KUSI 3/8/15 (clip not available online)

 

Morten Nilssen, manager of a scholarship fund in memory of his daughter, who was killed in Antigua while studying music at SF State, is interviewed. Taos News 3/8/15

 

A student describes her experience with an Internet-based scam. ABC 3/6/15


Professor of Recreation Parks and Tourism Pat Tierney has found that seasonal and part-time hiring at Tahoe ski reports has fallen 27 percent over the last three years, and spending on ski-related services has decreased from $717 million a year to $428 million. Yahoo! Finance 3/6/15; Bloomberg 3/6/15


Research from Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell has shown that living in wealthy neighborhoods can make people more materialistic. Daily Mail 3/6/15


Professor of Jewish Studies Marc Dollinger was interviewed for the film "American Jerusalem: Jews and the Making of San Francisco" and will speak at the film's screening in Monterey later this month. Salinas Californian 3/6/15 

 

Associate Professor of Biology Vance Vredenburg found that a deadly fungus responsible for causing the extinction of more than 200 amphibian species dates back to the 1890s. Science 2.0 3/6/15

 

Alum Melody Stein is co-owner of San Francisco pizza restaurant Mozzeria, which is among the first restaurants in the United States to be owned and operated by a person who is deaf. Fast Company 3/6/15

 

Professor of English Language and Literature Beverly Voloshin was among Bay Area signatories of a full-page ad that in the New York Times and The Hill ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress. j weekly 3/5/15 

 

This article about a rally by students and faculty at City College of San Francisco mentions an SF State alum. SFBay 3/5/15

 

Patti Dallas recalls being a student at SF State in 1965 when her parents, active in the movement to end segregation, called her and asked her to join them in Selma, Alabama. Dayton Daily News 3/5/15

 

SF State alum Spencer Averick, a film editor whose credits include "Selma," is featured in a segment on "Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition." KSAS Witchita 3/6/15 (clip not available online)


SF State is one of several San Francisco colleges and universities that have pledged to participate in UniteSF, a Chamber of Commerce initiative that aims to graduate every public school student in the city. San Francisco Examiner 3/5/15; KCBS 3/4/15 (clip not available online)


Associate Professor of Biology Vance Vredenburg found that a deadly fungus responsible for causing the extinction of more than 200 amphibian species dates back to the 1890s. BrightSurf.com 3/5/15; ScienceCodex 3/4/15; Science Daily 3/4/15; Phys.org 3/4/15


SF State alum Nancy Deeds Resler has released a memoir, "The Last Protégée." Davis Enterprise 3/5/15

 

Children in recently separated or divorced families are more likely to drink sugar-sweetened beverages than those in families where the parents are still married, according to research by Professor and Chair of Psychology Jeff Cookston. BrightSurf.com

 

SF State research has found that 50 percent of gay male relationships are open and that most white couples, regardless of HIV status, do not use condoms. Frontiers Media 3/4/15

 

This opinion piece references SF State research that found that 50 percent of gay couples were having sex outside the relationship with their partner's consent. AlterNet.org 3/4/15

 

Alum and chief technology officer for the California chapter of The Nature Conservancy Matt Merrifield has been named to the advisory board of the Drone World Expo taking place this November in San Jose. Robotics Tomorrow 3/4/15

 

SF State student Dee Ati Muhale participated in a celebration of women, mothers, workers and art that took place in Oakland on Feb. 28. People's World 3/4/15

 

Alum Deborah Devine will adjudicate the California Music Educators Association Region II Choral Festival in Orland later this month. Glenn County Transcript 3/4/15

 

Alum Janet Del Castillo talks about her experience in the Peace Corps. WFLA Tampa Bay 3/4/15 (clip not available online)

 

SF State alum Barbara "Babs" Szabo helped organize "Taking Back Tuesday" an emo-band karaoke event in Los Angeles. LA Weekly 3/4/15

 

The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts was founded in 1977 by SF State students under the name Palmeto Museum. Mission Local 3/4/15; San Francisco Chronicle 3/4/15 


In states with strong disability or medical marijuana laws, employers who penalize marijuana users when they are not impaired could face huge legal and political issues, said Professor of Management John Sullivan. The Atlantic 3/4/15 Yahoo! Finance 3/4/15 Government Executive 3/4/15


William Cochlan, a biology professor based at the Romberg Tiburon Center, studies whether ocean acidification increases or slows the growth rate of phytoplankton. KQED 3/3/15 Environment Guru 3/3/15


Children in recently separated or divorced families are likelier to drink sugar-sweetened beverages than those in families where the parents are still married, according to research from Professor and Chair of Psychology Jeff Cookston. News Medical 3/4/15 Science Newsline 3/4/15 The Siasat Daily 3/4/15 The Hans India 3/4/15 Science Codex 3/3/15 University Herald 3/3/15 Health Canal 3/3/15 Food Manufacturing 3/3/15 Science Daily 3/3/15

 

Feminism is relevant to Native American culture, said Elizabeth Parent, professor emeritus of American Indian studies. Indian Country Today Media Network 3/4/15

 

Ralph Anspach, professor emeritus of economics, created the game Anti-Monopoly because he felt the game Monopoly taught poor values. WESM 3/3/15 WWNO 3/3/15

 

Flutist and alum Janet Somers will play a salon concert in Maurice River on March 15. SNJ Today 3/4/15

 

Artist and alum Optimist's work is being shown at LeQuiVive Gallery in Oakland. East Bay Express 3/4/15


Associate Professor of Sociology Jessica Fields will co-host a seminar titled "Beyond Bullying: Stories of LGBTQ Sexuality in Schools," at the University of North Carolina today. Daily Tar Heel 3/3/15

 

Ralph Anspach, professor emeritus of economics, sued for the right to produce the game "Anti-Monopoly." Colorado Public Radio 3/3/15; Minnesota Public Radio 3/3/15; WNYC 3/3/15

 

SF State photojournalism students are competing in the 2014-15 Hearst Journalism Award Program. Bowling Green Daily News 3/3/15

 

An SF State student is featured in this article about undocumented immigrants from Asia who received a deportation reprieve through the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. New America Media 3/3/15

 

SF State alum Charmain Cohen talks about her "hippie youth" and why her generation did not change the world as much as they expected to. KQED 3/3/15

 

The San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency is exploring expanding service on the M-Oceanview light rail line that serves SF State. The Fifth Estate 3/3/15


In an opinion piece, the decision of Governor Scott Walker to adopt a law making Wisconsin a "Right to Work" state is criticized by John Logan, professor and director of labor and employment studies. The Hill 3/2/15

 

Humanities lecturer Peter Richardson's book "No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead" puts the band in historical context and explains its popularity. Free Lance-Star 3/1/15

 

An interview conducted in October 2013, in which President Les Wong said that he hopes there will be more focus on increasing full-time faculty hires, is rebroadcast. Al Jazeera America 3/1/15 (clip not available online)

 

SF State research found that professionals who frequently engaged in creative hobbies tended to score higher on workplace performance ratings than those who did so occasionally. Tech Cocktail 2/28/15

 

Professor of Political Science Nicole Watts discusses political developments in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Washington Post 2/27/15

 

A 1968 KQED series produced, written and hosted by influential writer Maya Angelou has been made available for the first time in decades by SF State's Bay Area Television Archive. Post News Group 2/27/15

 

Ralph Anspach, professor emeritus of economics, sued for the right to produce the game "Anti-Monopoly." Wall Street Journal 2/27/15

 

Legendary singer and alum Johnny Mathis discusses his career. Pop Matters 3/2/15

 

Filmmaker and alum Meredythe Dee Winter is creating a television series about women in the music industry called "She Rocks the Planet!" Encinitas Advocate 2/28/15

 

Photographer and alum Matt Black was named Time magazine's 2014 Instagram Photographer of the Year. Fresno Bee 2/28/15

 

An alum explains the benefits she experienced by attending community college before transferring to SF State. Pop Sugar 2/27/15

 

Student Shirley Liu was Miss San Francisco Chinatown 2014. San Francisco Examiner 3/1/15

 

Graduate student Caitlin Hernandez was one of the proctors of the Northern California Regional Braille Challenge. San Jose Mercury News 2/28/15 Marin Independent Journal 2/28/15

 

A student's story is used as an example in an article about rising Bay Area housing prices and rent. Oroville Mercury Register 2/27/15

 

In an article about dating violence at universities, SF State is mentioned on a list of campuses where a student has been killed by a romantic partner. Lancaster Online 3/2/15

 

SF State was included on a listing of colleges with the "worst anti-Semitic activity" in 2014 compiled by the David Horowitz Freedom Center. Canada Free Press 3/1/15

 

Two additional suspects have been arrested in connection with the December 2014 murder of an alum. San Jose Mercury News 2/28/15 Sky Valley Chronicle 2/28/15 Santa Cruz Sentinel 2/28/15 The Reporter 2/28/15 Berkeley Daily Planet 2/27/15 Berkeleyside 2/27/15


February

Chair of the Department of Sociology and Sexuality Studies Ed McCaughan is interviewed about his book "Art and Social Movements: Cultural Politics in Mexico and Aztlan." Daily Kos 2/27/15

 

Research by the Family Acceptance Project found that LGBT youth who face significant rejection from their family members are more likely to experience depression, attempt suicide, experiment with illegal drugs and contract STDs. Bustle 2/26/15

 

Alum Larry Griggers is the chief executive officer, treasurer and director of Hoosier Hospitality Group and owns five Ruth's Chris Steak Houses. Indianapolis Star 2/27/15

 

Alum Al Martinez, a longtime columnist for the Los Angeles Times, is remembered. Topanga Messenger 2/26/15

 

Members of Oakland-based band Phosphene met while studying at SF State. Oakland Local 2/26/15

 

Alum James Langford was hired as the first African American teacher in Siskiyou County and taught history for 31 years, incorporating discussions of the implications of race in daily life and in history into his classes. Mount Shasta News 2/25/15

 

A student's story is used as an example in an article about rising Bay Area housing prices and rent. Monterey Herald 2/27/15

 

The campus community reacted with surprise to SF State's inclusion on a website listing of colleges with the "worst anti-Semitic activity." NBC Bay Area News 2/26/15 (clip not available online)


The efficacy of the "Cold Shoulder," a calorie-burning device, is tested at SF State by Professor of Kinesiology Matt Lee. KGO-SF 2/26/15 (clip not available online)

WCVB (Boston) 2/26/15 (clip not available online) WWAY (Wilmington) 2/26/15 (clip not available online) WMBB (Panama City) 2/26/15 (clip not available online) WBRZ (Baton Rouge) 2/26/15 (clip not available online) WABG (Greenville) 2/26/15 (clip not available online) WMDT (Salisbury) 2/26/15 (clip not available online) KAVU (Victoria) 2/26/15 (clip not available online) KAIT Jonesboro 2/26/15 (clip not available online) Yahoo News! 2/25/15 Inquisitr 2/25/15 WCFT (Birmingham) 2/25/15 (clip not available online) KAKE (Wichita) 2/25/15 (clip not available online) KLKN (Lincoln) 2/25/15 (clip not available online) WQAD (Davenport) 2/25/15 (clip not available online) WSET (Roanoke) 2/25/15 (clip not available online) WXYZ (Detroit) 2/25/15 (clip not available online) KIFI (Idaho Falls) 2/25/15 (clip not available online) WJRT (Flint) 2/25/15 (clip not available online) WNEP (Wilkes-Barre) 2/25/15 (clip not available online) KRDO (Colorado Springs) 2/25/15 (clip not available online) WZVN (Fort Myers) 2/25/15 (clip not available online) KLKN (Lincoln) 2/25/15 (clip not available online)

 

Former San Francisco mayor and alum Willie Brown challenged Richmond's African American youth to believe in their potential at an event organized by the nonprofit For Richmond. Richmond Standard 2/25/15

 

Alum Amy Alexander writes about the decline of the African American population in San Francisco. SF Weekly 2/25/15

 

Adjunct professors at SF State participated in National Adjunct Walkout Day on Feb. 25. Inside Higher Ed 2/26/15 https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/02/26/adjuncts-deem-national-walkout-day-success

 

S.I. Hayakawa's notoriety as SF State's president is cited as being a reason he was able to win a Senate race. Napa Valley Register 2/26/15

 

Former President S.I. Hayakawa was the oldest first-time elected freshman senator in recent decades, sworn in at age 70. Vox 2/26/15

 

An online fundraising campaign has been created for the family of the SF State student and his father who died in a fishing accident on Feb. 17. San Francisco Examiner 2/26/15

 

The campus community reacted with surprise to SF State's inclusion on a website's listing of colleges with the "worst anti-Semitic activity."  KNTV 2/25/15

 

SF State is included on a listing of colleges with the "worst anti-Semitic activity" in 2014 compiled by the David Horowitz Freedom Center. J Space News 2/25/15 Newsmax 2/25/15 Arutz Sheva 2/25/15

 

Planning for expanded service on the Muni M Line serving SF State and Parkmerced is cited as an example of a real estate developer successfully partnering with a public transit agency. Science Daily 2/25/15 News Wise 2/25/15


Posture has a strong influence on one's mood, according to a study by Professor of Health Education Erik Peper. Inquisitr 2/25/15

 

An opinion piece by Professor and Director of Labor and Employment Studies John Logan about opposition to the National Labor Relations Board's election rules is criticized. The Hill 2/25/15

 

It is beneficial for both teachers and students for gender and sex topics to be discussed in all classes, said Associate Professor of Sociology Jessica Fields. WNPR 2/24/15

 

The Lysander Piano Trio will perform as part of the Morrison Artists Series on March 15. Examiner 2/24/15

 

Alum Clyde Curley discusses his new book "A Cup of Hemlock." The Bellingham Herald 2/25/15

 

Alum Karen O'Reilly has taught kindergarten at St. Finn Barr School for 30 years. Catholic San Francisco 2/25/15

 

Alum Nancy Marquez-Suarez has been recognized for public service as a Liberty Union High School Graduate of Distinction. Chico Enterprise-Record 2/24/15

 

S.I. Hayakawa's notoriety as SF State's president is cited as being a reason he was able to win a Senate race. Fort-Bragg Advocate-News 2/25/15

 

SF State is included on a listing of colleges with the "worst anti-Semitic activity" in 2014 compiled by the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a conservative think-tank. The Jewish Daily Forward 2/24/15 St. Louis Jewish Light 2/24/15 Shalom Life 2/24/15


Despite the death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah last month, the country remains strong and united, said Associate Professor of History Maziar Behrooz. Mint Press News 2/24/15

 

SF State is included on a listing of colleges with the "worst anti-Semitic activity" in 2014 compiled by the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a conservative think-tank. Orlando Sentinel 2/24/15

 

Alum and author Kelly Corrigan discusses her childhood and her career. Philadelphia Inquirer 2/24/15

 

Alum Ventura Rodriguez is a candidate for superintendent of schools in Salem, Massachusetts. The Salem News 2/23/15

 

Landscape designer and alum Robert McDonald has been named as the alternate member of the City of Sonoma Planning Commission. Sonoma Valley Sun 2/23/15

 

Peace activist and alum Rembert "Remmy" Kingsley died on Feb. 5. Marin Independent Journal 2/23/15

 

An attempted robbery occurred on campus early Saturday morning. KRON 2/23/15 (clip not available online)

 

Two suspects have been arrested in the shooting death of an SF State alum. San Jose Mercury News 2/23/15 Patch 2/23/15 The Reporter 2/23/15 Marin Independent Journal 2/23/15


Ralph Anspach, professor emeritus of economics, sued for the right to produce the game "Anti-Monopoly." WBUR 2/21/15

 

A common position between Egypt and Qatar in fighting ISIS will not be forthcoming, said Professor of International Relations Lucia Volk. International Business Times 2/20/15

 

A criminal justice lecturer used the grand jury transcript in the Ferguson case and unedited footage of Eric Garner's fatal arrest in Staten Island to teach his students about the importance of original source material in drawing conclusions about a nationally publicized incident. Washington Post 2/20/15

 

Spending money on experiences can create more lasting contentment than purchasing goods, according to SF State research. Pop Sugar 2/20/15

 

Alum Lindsay Sullivan is curator at the Jefferson County Museum. Herald Mail 2/22/15

 

Alum Kathy Ostram recalls interviewing guitarist Sam Andrew of Big Brother & the Holding Company when she was a student journalist at SF State. Digital Journal 2/21/15

 

Alum Christopher Collins competed on Season 8 of "Project Runway." San Francisco Chronicle 2/20/15

 

SF State is cited as the first university to establish a black studies program. Harvard Political Review 2/22/15

 

Two suspects have been arrested in the shooting death of an SF State alum. San Francisco Chronicle 2/20/15

 

A boater who died in a fishing accident on Feb. 17 was an SF State student. SFist 2/20/15


The number of men receiving Ph.D.s in science, technology, engineering and mathematics has decreased, said Provost Sue Rosser. The Scientist 2/20/15

 

Research from the Family Acceptance Project has found that LGBT youth who come out at school have higher self-esteem and lower levels of depression as young adults. Washington Blade 2/20/15

 

A study by Associate Professor of Psychology Ezequiel Morsella has found that the stream of consciousness is more susceptible to outside influence than had previously been proven. State of Mind (Italy) 2/20/15

 

SF State research has found that having upright posture with the chin lifted slightly aids memory. De Morgen (Germany) 2/19/15

 

Alum Kenya Armbrister is one of the 100 finalists to participate in the Mars One project, a privately funded space voyage with the goal of sending 24 humans to Mars. San Francisco Examiner 2/20/15

 

Alum Mike Raffety is retiring from his position as the editor of the Mountain Democrat. Village Life 2/19/15

 

For her master's thesis in education, student Judith Zemel studied local parents' needs for Jewish education in the Bay Area. J Weekly 2/19/15

 

Congressman John Lewis, a leader of the civil rights movement, spoke at SF State on Feb. 18. KGO-AM 2/19/15 (clip not available online)


SF State research has found that hunching over makes it easier to recall negative memories. Fast Company 2/19/15

 

When restrictions on off-shore production of clothing were lifted, companies moved their manufacturing to countries without a minimum wage or child labor laws, causing consumers to lose contact with how and where clothes are made, said Connie Ulasewicz, associate professor of consumer and family studies. Triple Pundit 2/19/15

 

A group of community activists has kicked off an awareness campaign about sea-level change, said Heidi Nutters, of the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve at SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 2/18/15

 

A longstanding labor dispute that interrupted operations at West Coast ports has badly affected ports and it could taken one to two months to recover, said John Logan, professor and director of labor and employment studies. Vice News 2/18/15

 

A study by Associate Professor of Psychology Ezequiel Morsella has found that the stream of consciousness is more susceptible to outside influence than had previously been proven. Post News Group 2/18/15

 

A campaign is underway to rename the South Berkeley Branch Library in honor of civil rights activist and alum Tarea Hall Pittman. Inside Bay Area 2/18/15 San Jose Mercury News 2/18/15 Marin Independent Journal 2/18/15

 

SF State is participating in the Troops to Technology Workforce Development Initiative, which helps service members and vets develop highly specialized skills. The Independent 2/19/15

 

Nigerian author Okey Ndibe spoke at SF State during a California tour. Monterey County Weekly 2/18/15

 

In an article about Menlo College ending its football program, SF State is cited as another local college that does not have a football team. Inside Bay Area 2/18/15 San Jose Mercury News 2/18/15 Marin Independent Journal 2/18/15

 

SF State is among U.S. colleges to commit to divest from fossil fuel companies. Noozhawk 2/18/15


A study by Associate Professor of Psychology Ezequiel Morsella has found that the stream of consciousness is more susceptible to outside influence than had previously been proven. Psych Central 2/17/15

 

Alum Tracey Hawkins has been elected an alternate district director for the Wine Institute. Record-Bee 2/18/15

 

Two alums, Mario DeCaro and Dorene Basuino, will be inducted into the Pacifica Sports Hall of Fame. San Jose Mercury News 2/17/15

 

Congressman John Lewis, a leader in the civil rights movement, will speak at SF State on Feb. 18. ABC News 2/17/15 Apple Insider 2/17/15 Cult of Mac 2/17/15 KGO SF 2/17/15 (clip not available online)

 

An SF State professor of art will be one of the judges for the stARTup Art Fair to take place in May. San Francisco Chronicle 2/17/15

 

A student and his father died in a fishing accident on Feb. 16. NBC 2/17/15 (clip not available online) KRON 2/17/15 (clip not available online) KTVU 2/17/15 (clip not available online)

 

SF State hosted an event on human trafficking. KCRA 2/17/15 (clip not available online)


In an opinion article, John Logan, professor and chair of labor and employment studies, writes about challenges to the National Labor Relations Board by conservatives. The Hill 2/17/15

 

Policies are not in place at some schools to protect all students, said Caitlin Ryan, director of the Family Acceptance Project. Stuff (New Zealand) 2/17/15

 

Supervisor Malia Cohen discusses plans to expand SF State's campus to the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood. KRON 2/15/15 (clip not available online)

 

Alum Lita Wallach received the Susan B. Anthony Award by the San Joaquin County Commission on the Status of Women for her work as the president of the board of the Women's Center Youth and Family Services. Lodi News-Sentinel 2/16/15

 

Actor and alum Peter Coyote is interviewed about being accepted to SF State in the 1960s. CNN 2/16/15 (clip not available online)

 

A reporting project by SF State students on the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan is cited as an example of "restorative journalism." Chronicle of Philanthropy 2/17/15


Policies are not in place at some schools to protect all students, said Caitlin Ryan, director of the Family Acceptance Project. Daily Life (Australia) 2/16/15

 

In an opinion article, Professor Emeritus of Education Mark Phillips writes that adolescents should see the movie "Boyhood," despite its R rating. Marin Independent Journal 2/15/15

 

Youth who keep their LGBT identity a secret are more prone to depression, suicidal behavior, illegal drug use and risk for HIV, said Caitlin Ryan of the Family Acceptance Project. Curve 2/15/15

 

Several faculty members have signed an open letter to Congress suggesting that the No Child Left Behind Law be rewritten, saying that they strongly urge departing from test-focused reforms. Washington Post 2/14/15

 

Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies Rabab Abdulhadi will participate in a panel at Cal State San Bernadino on Feb. 17 titled "From Ferguson to Palestine: Repression, Violence and Resistance." Redlands Daily Facts 2/14/15 The Sun 2/13/15

 

"Blacks, Blues, Black!", a 1968 KQED series written and produced by Maya Angelou, has been digitized and made available by SF State's Bay Area Television Archive. KQED 2/13/15

 

Personalized or precision medicine allows for the ability to predict disease before symptoms even begin, said Chair and Professor of Biology Michael Goldman. BioQuick News 1/30/15

 

Alum Robert Green worked on civil rights issues with Martin Luther King, Jr. and continues to work in education at age 81. Las Vegas Review-Journal 2/14/15

 

Two alums, Grace Hsu and Sophia Tse, are running for at-large seats on the Cerritos City Council. Press Telegram 2/14/15

 

Alum Autris Paige will depict the life of singer, actor and political activist Paul Robeson in a free African American History Month program on Feb. 21 in Berkeley. Contra Costa Times 2/13/15


Assistant Professor of Art Michael Arcega is one of six individuals selected for the Artist in Residence Program at Recology San Francisco. Post News Group 2/12/15

 

Professor of Sociology Allen LeBlanc is studying the effects of shared minority stress on same-sex couples. Oggiscienza (Italy) 2/4/15

 

Alum Linda Romano is opening a music venue in Half Moon Bay. Half Moon Bay Review 2/12/15

 

Alum Simon Chiu has been appointed president of Saint Francis High School in Mountain View. Marin Independent Journal 2/12/15 San Jose Mercury News 2/12/15

 

Ethnomusicologist and alum Jonathan Overby is host and executive producer of Wisconsin Public Radio's "Higher Ground" program, which celebrates music with African roots. Wisconsin Gazette 2/12/15

 

Alum Nicole Bald owns Lavish, a stationery and gift story on Hayes Street in San Francisco. Hoodline 2/12/15


A new SF State study shows that native bees are able to provide adequate pollination service in San Francisco. Phys.org 2/12/15

 

A study of data from the Family Acceptance Project indicates that LGBT youth who come out in middle or high school are happier than those who wait. Red Orbit 2/12/15 U.S. News & World Report 2/11/15  Health Day 2/11/15 Science World Report 2/11/15 Medical Daily 2/11/15 The Health Cast 2/11/15

 

Assistant Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel argues that Scott Walker, governor of Wisconsin and possible 2016 presidential contender, is further to the right ideologically than any of the previous six Republican presidential nominees. Mother Jones 2/11/15 Bustle 2/12/15 Free Republic 2/12/15 

 

SF State ranked 202nd on a listing of top American public universities. The Business Journals 2/12/15


A new study by the Family Acceptance Project indicates that LGBT youth who come out in middle or high school are happier than those who wait. Medical News Today 2/11/15 Capital OTC 2/11/15 The Mirror Daily 2/11/15 Reuters 2/10/15 Yahoo! News 2/10/15 MTV 2/10/15 Futurity 2/10/15 Bright Surf 2/10/15

 

Ericka Erickson left the Marin County Planning Commission to teach at SF State, where she is a lecturer in social work. Marin Independent Journal 2/10/15

 

Research from SF State has found that an estimated 40 percent of the homeless youth population has become homeless after coming out to their parents about their sexuality. CBS Miami 2/10/15

 

Alums Anayvette Martinez and Marilyn Holinquest created the Radical Brownies, a social justice sisterhood for girl-identified children of color. East Bay Express 2/11/15

 

Filmmaker and alum Scott Christopherson has been invited to premiere his documentary "Peace Officer" at the SXSW Film Festival. Forbes 2/10/15

 

Alum Christopher Bente has been named supervising GIS planner in the Sacramento office of Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global infrastructure, strategic consulting, engineering and program/construction management organization. Directions Magazine 2/10/15

 

The story of how alum Mike Perez met his wife Chris is shared. Pacifica Tribune 2/10/15

 

Student Kristin Abad is featured in a street-style column. San Francisco Chronicle 2/10/15 Houston Chronicle 2/10/15

 

In an opinion article, Matt Haney, the vice president of the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education, writes that local students, including graduates of public schools, SF State and City College of San Francisco, are not adequately prepared for information technology jobs. San Francisco Chronicle 2/10/15


Studies show that requiring adolescents to keep their LGBT identities secret is associated with depression, suicidal behavior, illegal drug use and HIV risk, said Caitlin Ryan of the Family Acceptance Project. Frontiers Media 2/9/15

 

The film "The Other Barrio," based on a short story by Professor of Latina/o Studies Alejandro Murguia, premieres at the San Francisco Independent Film Festival. The Portrero View 2/15 

 

Legendary recording artist and alum Johnny Mathis recalls his childhood in San Francisco, attending SF State and deciding between trying out for the Olympics and pursuing a music career. CBS 2/9/15

 

When corporations that are affected by ballot initiatives give to the ballot initiative process, they do so out of rational self-interest, said Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman. Moyers & Company 2/9/15

 

Alum Jan Ellison, the author of "A Small Indiscretion," is interviewed. Alice 97.3 2/9/15

 

Alum John Baier is the owner of Oceanic Yachts, a boat dealership. Marin Independent Journal 2/9/15

 

In an editorial, the idea of having unisex bathrooms in public places is supported; the idea is attributed to student Liana Derus, who proposed it as part of Supervisor Mark Farrell's scholarship program ReImagineSF. San Francisco Examiner 2/10/15

 

Archive footage showing African American community leaders in Bayview-Hunters Point supporting the 1968 SF State student strike is featured. KQED 2/10/15


Professor of Meteorology John Monteverdi said that, in order to make accurate forecasts, more observations of the structure of "atmospheric rivers," which bring massive amounts of moisture, are required. CBS News 2/9/15 KDFX 2/8/15 (clip not available online)

 

When corporations give to the ballot initiative process, they do so out of rational self-interest, said Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman. All Gov 2/9/15

 

Research by Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell has shown that spending money on experiences can bring more happiness than purchasing material goods. Learning Sohu 2/8/15

 

Caitlin Ryan, director of the Family Acceptance Project, is one of the nominees for grand marshal of San Francisco's 2015 Pride Parade. Edge San Francisco 2/7/15 Edge Boston 2/7/15 Edge Providence 2/7/15 

 

Professor of Meteorology John Monteverdi said that recent heavy rains will help with but not end the drought. 10News 2/6/15

 

Kathy Martinez, the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy,and an SF State alum, discusses the persistent barriers to employment for people with disabilities and how technology is creating new possibilities. Federal News Radio 2/6/15

 

Alum Kristin Candella, executive director of Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity, discusses her career. Coloradoan 2/6/15

 

Nature photographer and alum Lanaya Deily's art is featured in the exhibit "From the Highway" at the Wailoa Center in Hilo, Hawaii. West Hawaii Today 2/6/15 

 

A sexual assault was reported on the SF State campus on Feb. 5. Sing Tao USA 2/6/15


Associate Professor of Asian American Studies Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales said that it is important to show solidarity in the fight to bring back ethnic studies classes in Arizona. ABS CBN News 2/6/15

 

Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies John-Carlos Perea writes about Native American Music in the Winter 2015 issue of Great Plains Quarterly. Project Muse 2/6/15

 

Humanities lecturer Peter Richardson's new book "No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead" is reviewed. Boston Globe 2/5/15

 

Student Chandler Leighton made it to "Hollywood Week" on the TV show "American Idol." Bethel Sun Journal 2/5/15

 

SF State's top contributors are listed. San Francisco Business Times 2/6/15

 

A sexual assault was reported on the SF State campus on Feb. 5. San Jose Mercury News 2/6/15 The Reporter 2/6/15 San Francisco Chronicle 2/5/15 KPIX 2/5/15  ABC7 2/5/15 KTVU 2/5/15 NBC Bay Area 2/5/15 San Francisco Appeal 2/5/15 KRXI 2/5/15 (clip not available online) KCBA 2/5/15 (clip not available online) KQET 2/5/15 (clip not available online) KNTV 2/5/15 (clip not available online) KCBS Radio 2/5/15 (clip not available) KGO-SF 2/5/15 (clip not available online) KOFY 2/5/15 (clip not available)  KGO-SF 2/5/15 (clip not available online)

 

The murder of an SF State student by her ex-boyfriend is cited in an article about a murder-suicide at the University of South Carolina on Feb. 5. Inside Higher Ed 2/6/15


Caitlin Ryan of the Family Acceptance Project is one of the nominees for Community Grand Marshal for San Francisco's 2015 Pride Celebration and Parade. Bay Area Reporter 2/5/15

 

Alums Chet and Sharon Brenneise are members of the Stockton Chorale. Stockton Record 2/4/15

 

Student Chandler Leighton made it to "Hollywood Week" on the TV show "American Idol." Oxford Hills Sun Journal 2/5/15

 

An SF State student asks for legal advice regarding drinking at fraternities. San Francisco Examiner 2/5/15

 

A sexual assault has been reported on the SF State campus. San Francisco Examiner 2/5/15

 

SF State's 2015 Commencement will be held at AT&T Park. Post News Group 2/4/15 

 

SF State offers housing options based on gender-identity regardless of biological sex. San Diego Gay & Lesbian News 2/4/15


Davey D, a lecturer in Africana studies, is featured in "Da Cotton Pickas," a documentary that explores the legacy of sharecropping, which debuts this week. East Bay Express 2/4/15

 

A new book by Humanities Lecturer Peter Richardson, "No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead," examines the band's lasting appeal. Monterey Herald 2/3/15

 

Caitlin Ryan of the Family Acceptance Project is one of the nominees for Community Grand Marshal for San Francisco's 2015 Pride Celebration and Parade. LGBT Weekly 2/3/15

 

Alum Melba Pattillo Beals, one of the Little Rock Nine, spoke at the University of the Pacific on Feb. 3 about her experiences leading the way for desegregation in schools. Stockton Record 2/4/15


President Les Wong has been appointed to the board of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. DC Inno 2/3/15

 

Research by Associate Professor of Psychology Ezequiel Morsella has found that the stream of consciousness is more susceptible to external stimuli than previously proven. Medical Xpress 2/3/15

 

Ralph Anspach, professor emeritus of economics, invented the game "Anti-Monopoly." Slate 2/3/15

 

Minority stress experienced by same-sex couples can be understood differently than individual stress and can have negative impacts on health, according to research by Professor of Sociology Allen LeBlanc. Medical News Today 2/3/15

 

A new book by Humanities Lecturer Peter Richardson, "No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead," examines the band's lasting appeal. San Jose Mercury News 2/2/15

 

Stan Goldberg, professor emeritus of communicative diseases, writes about caregiving for patients with dementia or Alzheimer's. Examiner.com 2/2/15

 

Assistant Professor of Journalism Sachi Cunningham shares photographs of surfers taken in the water at Ocean Beach. The Inertia 1/28/15

 

Actor, activist and alum Danny Glover stars in the new film "Supremacy." Sacramento Bee 2/2/15

 

Alum Matthew Deville has joined the Stockton police department. Stockton Record 2/2/15

 

SF State offers housing options based on gender-identity regardless of biological sex. Fusion 2/3/15


Humanities Lecturer Peter Richardson discusses his new book, "No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead," which examines the band's lasting appeal. KCBS 2/1/15 (clip not available online)

 

Director of the Family Acceptance Project Caitlin Ryan said that a new study of LGBT youth demonstrates the ongoing need for support from family members. Philadelphia Inquirer 2/2/15

 

Minority stress experienced by same-sex couples can be understood differently than individual stress and can have negative impacts on health, according to research by Health Equity Institute Professor of Sociology Allen LeBlanc. Bangalore Mirror 2/1/15 News Medical 1/31/15 Science World Report 1/30/15 University Herald 1/30/15 Science Code 1/30/15

 

Bainbridge Arts & Crafts is displaying the work of late jewelry-maker and alum Joan Judge. Bainbridge Island Review 1/31/15 

 

Alum Andrew Ly and his family, owners of Sugar Bowl Bakery, have been named Business Family of the Year by the Hayward Chamber of Commerce. San Jose Mercury News 1/30/15

 

Actor, activist and alum Danny Glover delivered the keynote lecture at the Rhode Island School of Design's Martin Luther King Jr. series on Jan. 30. Providence Journal 1/30/15

 

Alum Olivia Martinez has announced that she will leave the board of the Sequoia Union High School District. The Almanac 1/30/15

 

In an opinion piece, student Vinny Fausone discusses the storylines that the media has created around the Super Bowl. American News Report 1/31/15

 

SF State has divested its portfolio of fossil fuel stock. Standard Speaker 2/1/15 


January

Humanities Lecturer Peter Richardson discusses his new book, "No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead," which examines the band's lasting appeal. KQED Forum 1/29/15


The Alexander String Quartet will perform on Feb. 1 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Key West, Florida. Keys Infonet 1/30/15

 

Rodel Rodis recalls his experiences as a student protester and later moving to San Francisco and teaching Philippine history and political science at SF State. Inquirer (Philippines) 1/30/15

 

Minority stress experienced by same-sex couples can be understood differently than individual stress, according to research by Health Equity Institute Professor of Sociology Allen LeBlanc. Medical Xpress 1/30/15

 

Hobbies outside of work can have a positive influence on performance in the workplace, according to research by Assistant Professor of Psychology Kevin Eschleman. Business Spotlight (Germany) 1/30/15

 

About half of startup acquisition deals fail, with key talent leaving or the technology going nowhere, said Professor of Management John Sullivan. CIO 1/29/15

 

Wade Nobles, professor emeritus of Africana studies, was a keynote speaker at the Afrikan Black Coalition's 2015 Conference at UC Irvine. L.A. Watts Times 1/29/15

 

Professor of Political Science James Martel, editor of "How Not to be Governed: Readings and Interpretations from a Critical Anarchist Left," discusses the possibilities of a society without central government. KOPB (Portland) 1/29/15 (clip not available online)

 

Jonathan Young, a biology graduate student, has been working with the Presidio Trust since 2012 to rehabilitate Mountain Lake in San Francisco's Presidio. Bay Nature 1/30/15

 

SF State has an exchange agreement with the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Jamaica. The Gleaner (Jamaica) 1/30/15


Humanities lecturer Peter Richardson discusses his new book "No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead." KCBS Radio 1/28/15


SF State has introduced larger, more wheelchair-accessible shuttle buses. San Francisco Examiner 1/29/15

 

Professor of Management John Sullivan will speak at the TLNT High Performance Workforce Summit in May. TLNT 1/28/15

 

Stan Goldberg, professor emeritus in communicative disorders, volunteers at a local hospice and has written the books "Lessons for the Living: Stories for Gratitude, Forgiveness and Courage" and "Leaning into Sharp Points." Marin Scope 1/28/15

 

Phyllis Diebenkorn, who taught psychology at SF State and was the wife and muse of painter Richard Diebenkorn, has died. San Francisco Chronicle 1/28/15

 

Singer-songwriter and alum Aireene Espiritu will perform at Matt Denny's in Arcadia on Feb. 3. Pasadena Weekly 1/29/15

 

Alum Marjorie Sturm's film "The Cult of JT LeRoy" will screen at SF IndieFest, which runs from Feb. 5 to 19. San Francisco Chronicle 1/28/15

 

Filmmaker and alum Brian Garcia teaches documentary production at a middle school and is launching a video production program at an elementary school. Morgan Hill Times 1/28/15

 

A study by the San Francisco Public Press, research for which was done by student Jeffrey Thorsby, found that PTA program service expenditures, socioeconomic factors and district budget allocations had a significant correlation with San Francisco Unified School District elementary test scores. San Francisco Public Press 1/28/15

 

Bay Area residents considering making their hobby into a full-time job can consider pursuing additional education at SF State. KPIX 1/28/15 (clip not available online)

 

The Paul K. Longmore Institute at San Francisco State University is one of the organizers of Superfest, an international disability film festival, which is accepting submissions for this year's festival. SF Weekly 1/28/15

 

A Student Involvement and Representation Fee was adopted by the CSU Board of Trustees, to be implemented at CSU campuses including SF State. Long Beach Post 1/28/15


In an opinion piece, Professor of International Relations Mahmood Monshipouri writes that the late King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia will have a mixed legacy. Tehran Times 1/28/15

 

Several SF State faculty members have signed an open letter to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan urging him to withdraw proposed 2015 teacher preparation regulations. Washington Post 1/28/15

 

Research by Associate Professor of Marketing Minu Kumar found that aesthetics rather than functional concerns are more responsible for feelings of brand loyalty among car consumers. iAfrica 1/28/15 MSN (New Zealand) 1/27/15

 

Marcia Raggio, a professor in the Communicative Disorders Program and an SF State alum, has been reappointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. Pacifica Tribune 1/27/15

 

An exhibition of the artwork of alum Steve Johnson, titled "Self and Other," will be presented at Coker College's Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery in Hartsville, South Carolina, from Feb 2 to 27. Hartsville News Journal 1/27/15

 

Alum Kevin McPheeters has been elected to the role of Vice President of the Board for the Bucks County Association of Realtors in New Jersey. Hunterdon County Democrat 1/27/15

 

Writer, musician and alum Matt Saincome launched a humor website about punk music last year. East Bay Express 1/28/15

 

Research by grad student Laura Melroy, a researcher at the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, suggests that sea stars in the San Francisco Bay Area are being driven out of their traditional habitats by climate change. The Ark 1/21/15 (clip not available online)


In an opinion piece, John Logan, professor and director of labor and employment studies, writes that the Department of Transportation should not grant low-cost airline Norwegian Air International a foreign air carrier permit to fly to the United States. The Hill 1/27/15

 

Research by Associate Professor of Marketing Minu Kumar found that aesthetics rather than functional concerns are more responsible for feelings of brand loyalty among car consumers. CTV News 1/27/15 Malaysian Insider 1/27/15

 

Children's book author and alum Lynn E. Hazen discusses her work. Mission Local 1/26/15

 

Alum Dan Wall, a longtime government lobbyist, has died. Sacramento Bee 1/26/15

 

On an episode of the quiz show "Who Wants to Be a Millionare?" the FogCam on the SF State campus is said to be the world's longest running webcam. WWJ-DET (Detroit) 1/27/15 (clip not available online) WFTV (Orlando) 1/26/15 (clip not available online) WHOI (Peoria) 1/26/15 (clip not available online) WMAR (Baltimore) 1/26/15 (clip not available online) KCAU (Sioux City) (clip not available online) Peachtree TV (Atlanta) 1/26/15 (clip not available online) WABC (New York) (clip not available online) WOIO (Cleveland) 1/26/15 (clip not available online) WBAY (Green Bay) 1/26/15 (clip not available online) KWQC (Davenport) 1/26/15 (clip not available online) KXII (Sherman) 1/26/15 (clip not available online) WILX (Lansing) 1/26/15 (clip not available online) KTNV (Las Vegas) 1/26/15 (clip not available online) 


SF State's 2015 Commencement exercises will be held at AT&T Park on May 22. SF Weekly 1/26/15 San Francisco Business Times 1/23/15 KTVU 1/23/15 (clip not available online)

 

Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Kim Komenich has joined SF State as an assistant professor of photojournalism. Poynter 1/26/15 NPPA 1/23/15

 

An SF State study found that "experiential products" like books or sporting equipment can provide the same happiness boosts as experiences. Tech Cocktail 1/26/15

 

Influential dancer Chitresh Das, who created the first university-accredited kathak course in the United States at SF State, has died. New York Times 1/25/15

 

Ann Robertson, lecturer of philosophy, criticizes Senator Elizabeth Warren's keynote speech at an AFL-CIO summit. Global Research 1/25/15

 

Marketers tend to believe that online searches for brand names are a good indicator of the products consumers plan to buy, but a study co-authored by Assistant Professor of Marketing Sina Damangir suggests that marketers should also look at search trends for product features, which can reveal changes in consumer preferences. Product Design & Development 1/23/15

 

Ericka Erickson has left her seat on the Marin County Planning Commission to teach at SF State. Marin Independent Journal 1/23/15

 

Actor and alum Peter Coyote recalls attending SF State in 1960s, in the midst of hippie culture. CNN 1/26/15 (clip not available online)

 

Alum Catherine Mahrholz recalls being a student at SF State during the campus protests of 1968. The Mountain Jackpot (Colorado) 1/25/15

 

Alum Carl Watanabe, station manager of Capital Public Radio, recounts how he became interested in jazz while a student at SF State. Capital Public Radio 1/25/15

 

In an opinion piece, the writer argues that renowned singer and alum Johnny Mathis should be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Albany Herald 1/24/15

 

San Francisco's FogCam is said to be the world's longest running webcam. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? KTVD (Denver) 1/26/15 (clip not available online)

 

The National Weather Service considered placing its Bay Area Doppler radar at SF State. San Jose Mercury News 1/24/15

 

The Monday Night PlayGround series at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, which features readings of short new plays, originated at SF State. Inside Bay Area 1/23/15  Contra Costa Times 1/23/15


Saudi policies about the peace process, Iran and oil issues are not likely to change dramatically after the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, said Associate Professor of History Maziar Behrooz. Sputnik 1/23/15

 

Professor of Biology Jonathon Stillman and graduate student Eric Armstrong describe the opportunities provided by next-generation sequencing, a new tool that makes it possible to analyze enormous numbers of short pieces of DNA very quickly. Terra Daily 1/23/15 BioOptics World 1/22/15 Genome Web 1/22/15

 

Marketers tend to believe that online searches for brand names are a good indicator of the products consumers plan to buy, but a study co-authored by Assistant Professor of Marketing Sina Damangir suggests that marketers should also look at search trends for product features, which can reveal changes in consumer preferences. Jewish Business News 1/22/15

 

The TV show "Transparent," for which actor and alum Jeffrey Tambor won a best actor Golden Globe this month, has been nominated for a Media Award by GLAAD. San Francisco Examiner 1/22/15

 

Alum Eric Goldbrener, one of the hosts of a weekly podcast called "(Is It) Good for the Jews?", formed the Zionist Student Body while attending SF State. J Weekly 1/22/15

 

Nordic Voices, an a cappella ensemble, will perform at SF State on Feb. 20 as part of the Morrison Artists Series. Examiner.com 1/22/15 

 

The parents of Ali Rezaian, a journalist who is incarcerated in Iran's Evin Prison, met while students at SF State. The Daily Beast 1/23/15


Betty Medsger, former chair of SF State's journalism department, recalls her experience breaking a domestic spying scandal as a reporter for the Washington Post. Pasadena Weekly 1/22/15

 

Humanities Lecturer Peter Richardson, whose book "No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead" came out this week, will speak on Jan. 21 at Booksmith in San Francisco and Jan. 28 at Book Passage Corte Madera. 7x7 1/21/15

 

Manfred Wolf, professor emeritus of English, discusses his new memoir "Survival in Paradise: Sketches from a Refugee Life in Curacao." KQED Forum 1/21/15

 

While popular belief among marketers is that online searches for brand names are a good indicator of which products consumers plan to buy, a study co-authored by Assistant Professor of Marketing Sina Damangir suggests that marketers should also look at search trends for product features, which can reveal changes in consumer preferences. Electronic Component News 1/21/15 Science Newsline 1/21/15 Bright Surf 1/21/15

 

In an article to be published in the March issue of BioScience, Professor of Biology Jonathon Stillman and graduate student Eric Armstrong describe the opportunities provided by next-generation sequencing, a new tool that makes it possible to analyze enormous numbers of short pieces of DNA very quickly. Science Newsline 1/21/15 Science Daily 1/21/15

 

DNA analysis for a study of the rediscovery of two frog populations in Costa Rica was performed by the lab of Associate Professor of Biology Vance Vredenburg. Mongabay 1/21/15 

 

Celebrated writer and alum Ernest Gaines recalls his childhood and writing career. The Root 1/22/15

 

Actor, activist and alum Danny Glover discusses current events on the show "The Global African."  The Real News 1/22/15

 

Alum Lynne Richardson has been appointed executive director of Historic Deepwood Estate. Statesman Journal 1/22/15

 

Alum Tina Olson has been named the finance director for the city of Pleasanton. Pleasanton Weekly 1/22/15

 

Alum Spencer Averick was the editor for the film "Selma." WSYT (Syracuse) 1/22/15 (clip not available online)

 

Actor, activist and alum Danny Glover will discuss the history of the U.S. 10th Cavalry Regiment at the Buffalo Soldiers Museum in Tacoma on Jan. 25. Northwest Military 1/21/15 

 

Alum Hernan Gutierrez teaches Mexican American Studies at Alisal High School in Salinas. The Californian 1/21/15

 

Video director and alum Israel Ramos is the creative director of Hungrie Ones, a Mission District production collective. San Francisco Chronicle 1/21/15 Mission Local 1/21/15

 

Alum Joanna Pulido writes about the difficulty of graduating from college in four years, describing how the structure of playing for the soccer team and participating in the Educational Opportunity Program helped her stay on track to graduate. New America Media 1/21/15

 

Alum Jennifer Gray is the director of Linda Mar Education Center. The Reporter 1/21/15

 

Alum Lisa Harris, principal of Sts. Peter and Paul School, is one of nine principals in the country to receive the 2015 Distinguished Principal Award from the National Catholic Educational Association. Catholic San Francisco 1/21/15

 

Alum Arthur "Art" Chaboya, who taught physical education for nearly 30 years, died on Jan. 3. San Jose Mercury News 1/21/15

 

Student Wazi Davis said that protest tactics used during the civil rights movement were "all about disruption."  Houston Style 1/22/15


Humanities Lecturer Peter Richardson's new book "No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead" explores the band's popularity and significance. KUT (Austin) 1/20/15 (clip not available online) WDET (Detroit) 1/20/15 (clip not available online) WDDE (Philadelphia) 1/20/15 (clip not available online) WBFO (Buffalo) 1/20/15 (clip not available online) WBUR (Boston) 1/20/15 (clip not available online)

 

Ray Ward Ragle, a master of the woodcut medium who taught at SF State, died on Dec. 11. San Francisco Chronicle 1/20/15

 

Ted Curry, drama director at St. Ignatius College Preparatory, who studied at SF State, always double casts plays. Catholic San Francisco 1/21/15

 

Actor and alum Danny Glover says that poet Amiri Baraka, who he met while a student at SF State, influenced him to embrace black art. New York Daily News 1/20/15 

 

Alum Jennifer Gray is the director of Linda Mar Education Center. San Jose Mercury News 1/20/15

 

Cañada College offers a bachelor's of science degree in nursing through SF State. San Mateo Daily Journal 1/21/15


Ericka Erickson is leaving her position as associate director of the Marin County Grassroots Leadership Network to become a lecturer in social work at SF State. Marin Independent Journal 1/17/15

 

SF State research has shown that children's body temperatures can increase up to five times faster than adults'. Detroit Free Press 1/16/15

 

While SF State encourages students to vote, it makes efforts to avoid appearing partisan, said Jared Giarrusso, associate director of community relations. Washington Monthly 1/16/15

 

Actor, activist and alum Danny Glover was the keynote speaker at the #BlackWorkersMatter summit in New Orleans. Times-Picayune 1/19/15

 

Alum Bambini Mary Venetucci, who taught at the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind for 30 years, has died. The Colorado Springs Gazette 1/19/15

 

Filmmaker and alum Moin Kahn will present "Rediscovering Pakistan - The Untold Tale," a documentary about his motorcycle journey through Pakistan, at the Art Theatre of Long Beach on Jan. 24. The Grunion Gazette 1/19/15

 

Alum John Baier, a sailor and marine business owner, will participate in the San Francisco Boat Show, which kicks off this week. Marin Independent Journal 1/18/15

 

Photographer and alum Doug Menuez has published "Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985-2000." Top Tech News 1/18/15 CIO Today 1/18/15 Mobile Tech Today 1/18/15

 

Alum Stuart Fisk will receive the Kerry Stoner Award from the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force in honor of his commitment to caring for patients with HIV and AIDS. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 1/18/15

 

Artist Carolyn Caldwell, who studied at SF State, is donating part of the proceeds from a series of paintings to the Prickly Pear Land Trust. Helena Independent Record 1/17/15

 

Alum Eric Louie and his father Daniel, who have sold San Francisco Chronicle weekend editions for 27 years, will no longer sell the paper after it has terminated agreements with hawker contractors. SFBay 1/17/15

 

Alum Leslie Gache has founded Live in Style Concierge, a lifestyle management company in Ojai. Ventura County Star 1/17/15

 

Student Wazi Davis says that protesters are incorporating historical tactics employed during the civil rights movement that are "all about disruption." Daily Times (Nigeria) 1/20/15 Chicago Sun-Times 1/19/15 Orange County Register 1/18/15 The Boston Globe 1/18/15 Minneapolis Star Tribune 1/17/15 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 1/17/15 Times Union 1/17/15 New York Times 1/17/15

 

Student Faraz Tajik participated in a seminar at West Valley College that allowed students to simulate police confrontations from the point of view of an officer. San Jose Mercury News 1/16/15

 

The contents of the Sutro Library were previously held in portable buildings on the SF State campus. San Francisco Chronicle 1/18/15


Research by Assistant Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell has shown that spending money on experiences results in greater happiness than spending on material goods. Ingenjorskarriar (Sweden) 1/16/15

 

Marc Dollinger, Richard and Rhoda Goldman chair in Jewish studies and social responsibility, will moderate a panel discussion between three leaders in the Jewish community who converted to Judaism. J Weekly 1/15/15

 

According to SF State researchers, a child's body temperature can increase up to five times faster than an adult's. Lansing State Journal 1/16/15 Arizona Republic 1/15/15

 

Film editor and alum Spencer Averick discusses the process of editing "Selma." KSAS 1/16/15 (clip not available online)

 

Photographer, actor, writer and musician Steven Spehar, an alum, writes about his month-long residency at Nola Studiola. NolaVie 1/16/15

 

Alum Billye Brown was selected by the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce Education Committee as a recipient of the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Education Award for 2014-15. Marin Independent Journal 1/15/15 Bloomberg Businessweek 1/15/15

 

Alum Matt Kavanaugh has been named the new manager of the San Rafael Pacifics minor league baseball team. Marin Independent Journal 1/15/15

 

Alum Renny Pritikin has been chief curator of San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum since April 2014. J Weekly 1/15/15

 

The art nouveau collection of alum Louis Daniel Brodsky will be auctioned on Feb. 22 at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago. Ladue News 1/15/15

 

Alum Karen Ethier and her husband, David, maintain an active volunteer schedule during their retirement. The Union Democrat 1/15/15


SF State encourages students to vote but remains careful to avoid the impression of favoring any specific campaigns, issues or candidates, said Jared Giarrusso, associate director of community relations. U.S. News & World Report 1/15/15

 

In this opinion piece, Rodel Rodis, who taught at SF State, criticizes the participation of clergy in a lavish wedding between two famous Philippine actors. The Inquirer (Philippines) 1/15/15

 

Vivian Nestel, who worked at SF State's library, has been chosen as Artist of the Month by the Red Bluff Art Association. Red Bluff Daily News 1/15/15

 

Mourad Lahlou, who studied at SF State and is chef/owner of Michelin-starred restaurant Aziza, is opening a new restaurant at 140 New Montgomery Street in San Francisco. Haute Living 1/15/15

 

Alum Jesus Sanchez has joined San Diego Pride as the organization's volunteer manager. San Diego Gay and Lesbian News 1/14/15

 

Student Lauren Ponder participated in the poetry reading "Jewish Poets -- Jewish Voices." San Diego Jewish World 1/14/15


Mark Phillips, professor emeritus of education, has written that the Tamalpais Union High School District is facing a leadership problem. Marin Independent Journal 1/13/15 

 

Jonathan Bendich, who teaches music through SF State's College of Extended Learning, recalls growing up around intellectuals who were invited to his home by his father, attorney Albert Bendich, who has died. San Francisco Chronicle 1/1/3/15 

 

Dancer and educator Chitresh Das, who established the first accredited Kathak course in the United States at SF State, has died. The Hindu 1/14/15

 

Alum Jesus Sanchez has joined San Diego Pride as the organization's Volunteer Manager. San Diego LGBT Weekly 1/13/15

 

Alum Al Martinez, a columnist for the Los Angeles Times for more than 30 years, has died. San Francisco Chronicle 1/13/15 Reading Eagle 1/13/15 Westside Today 1/13/15

 

An amendment to the city's health code, which ends the requirement that gas stations provide separate toilet facilities for men and women and was proposed by SF State junior Liana Derus, was approved on Tuesday. San Francisco Examiner 1/14/15


In an opinion piece, Mahmood Monshipouri, professor of international relations, writes about how Iranian-Saudi relations have changed and how they might continue to develop. Tehran Times 1/13/15

 

After alum Jeffrey Tambor won a Golden Globe award for his role as a transgender woman on the TV show "Transparent," the New York Times mistakenly described his character as a transgender man, then issued a correction. San Francisco Examiner 1/13/15

 

Dancer and educator Chitresh Das, who established the first accredited Kathak course in the United States at SF State, has died. The Asian Age 1/13/15 

 

Alum Al Martinez, a columnist for the Los Angeles Times for more than 30 years, died on Jan. 12. Los Angeles Times 1/12/15


Jan Millsapps, professor of cinema, is one of the candidates to join the Dutch nonprofit venture Mars One on a voyage to Mars planned to occur by 2025. Deccan Herald (India) 1/12/15

 

An SF State study found that employees with hobbies tend to be more creative in their job functions and supportive of coworkers. The Star (Malaysia) 1/11/15

 

In this opinion piece, Mark Phillips, professor emeritus of education, writes that the Tamalpais Union High School District is facing a leadership problem. Marin Independent Journal 1/10/15

 

A study by the Family Acceptance Project found that LGBT youth who are rejected by their families are more likely to attempt suicide and experience depression. Catholic Register 1/9/15

 

Alum Paul Mabray is the creator of VinTank, a social media monitoring and data distribution platform for the wine industry. Grape Collective 1/11/15

 

Alum Trian Nguyen, an associate professor of art and visual culture at Bates College, collaborated with art collector Barry Kitnick on the exhibition "How to Make the Universe Right: The Art of the Shaman in Vietnam and South China," which will be on display at UC Santa Barbara's AD&A Museum from Jan. 17 through May 1. Noozhawk 1/11/15

 

Textile artist and alum Carol Brown discusses her career. Columbia Daily Tribune 1/11/15

 

Actor, writer and musician Peter Coyote, an SF State alum, will perform on Jan. 29 at the Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom, Calif. Broadway World 1/9/15

 

Indian classical dance master Chitresh Das, who founded the first accredited Kathak dance course in the United States at SF State, has died. The Reporter 1/9/15

 

The Taos Chamber Music Group will present a world premiere composition commissioned with the support of the Nina Elizabeth Nilssen Scholarship Fund, which was created in memory of an SF State student. The Taos News 1/10/15

 

SF State was considered as a location for the National Weather Service's main Doppler radar for the greater Bay Area, which ended up being placed in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Santa Cruz Sentinel 1/9/15


Parents who reject their LGBT child believe they are helping their child fit in and teaching morally correct behavior, but this rejection is actually related to serious health risks, according to Caitlin Ryan of the Family Acceptance Project. BuzzFeed News 1/9/15

 

In 2012, SF State researchers determined that the primary reason 10 percent of software development projects fail -- and 50 percent are late or go over budget -- is a lack of communication, organization and teamwork. App Developer Magazine 1/8/15

 

Alum Doug Menuez has published a book of photographs titled "Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985-2000." The Reporter 1/9/15

 

Writer and alum Kirk Dooley recalls being offered a position as a writer for the show "Dallas" by his friend Mary Ann Smith, whose home was the setting for some of the show's episodes. Dallas Morning News 1/9/15 

 

Former state Assemblyman and alum Tom Ammiano has joined the Palm Center, an independent think tank based at SF State, as a government relations consultant. Bay Area Reporter 1/8/15

 

Legendary singer and alum Johnny Mathis is currently on a nationwide tour. Elmore Magazine 1/8/15

 

Poet Janice Mirikitani, who attended SF State, will give a reading at UCLA on Jan. 15. Rafu Shimpo 1/8/15

 

Russ Thomas, who attended SF State, worked as a construction project manager in Somalia. The Union Democrat 1/8/15

 

Psychologist and lawyer Demosthenes Lorandos, an SF State alum, answers questions about parental alienation. Legal News 1/8/15

 

The funeral for Rev. Richard Mandoli, a Catholic priest and SF State alum who was killed in a car crash, was held on Jan. 8. NBC Bay Area 1/7/15

 

Student Lauren Ponder will participate in a poetry reading in the Astor Judaica Library of the Lawrence Family JCC in La Jolla, Calif. San Diego Jewish World 1/8/15


Jassen Todorov, professor of violin, will be the featured soloist at the 20th annual "Mozart in Napa Valley" concert on Jan. 11. Napa Valley Register 1/7/15

 

Research by Caitlin Ryan of the Family Acceptance Project shows that LGBT youth who receive negative feedback from family are more likely to attempt suicide, experience depression and use drugs. Falls Church News-Press 1/7/15

 

Alum Peter Maass was elected mayor of Albany in a Jan. 5 vote by the City Council. Contra Costa Times 1/7/15

 

Artist and educator Jose Babauta, an SF State alum, has died. Guam Pacific Daily News 1/8/15


Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman invested $8,000 of his own money in his campaign for Oakland mayor. San Francisco Chronicle 1/7/15

 

Indian classical dance master Chitresh Das, who established the first university-accredited Kathak course at SF State, has died. San Jose Mercury News 1/7/15 Contra Costa Times 1/7/15 Marin Independent Journal 1/6/15 The American Bazaar 1/6/15

 

A study by Associate Professor of Psychology Ryan Howell found that, while people assume that purchasing material goods creates better value for money, they actually derive more value from spending on experiences. Cape Talk (South Africa) 1/7/15

 

Peter Richardson, a lecturer in humanities, taught a class on the Grateful Dead through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. KALW 1/6/15

 

Alum Edgar Parker III is a recent graduate of the San Francisco Police Academy. Inquirer (Philippines) 1/7/15

 

Alum Sheryl Ross is an equine photographer and amateur dressage rider. The Chronicle of the Horse 1/7/15

 

Alum Doug Menuez has released a book of photographs titled "Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985-2000." San Jose Mercury News 1/6/15


Research by the Family Acceptance Project, helmed by Caitlin Ryan, has found that LGBTQ youth who are rejected by their families are more likely to attempt suicide, experience depression and use illegal drugs. Dame 1/5/15

 

Influential Kathak dancer and educator Chitresh Das, who established the first university-accredited Kathak course at SF State, has died. NBC News 1/6/15 KQED 1/5/15 San Francisco Chronicle 1/5/15

 

Psychologist and lawyer Demosthenes Lorandos, an SF State alum, wrote the book "Parental Alienation: The Handbook for Mental Health and Legal Professionals." Legal News 1/6/15

 

Poet and alum Mary McMillan, a former poet laureate of Lake County, will give a reading on Jan. 9 at the Riviera Common Grounds Coffee House in Kelseyville, Calif. Lake County News 1/5/15

 

Jenna Sandell, who studied at SF State, teaches Practical American Buddhism at the Dharma Center in Ocean Beach, Calif. Epoch Times 1/5/15

 

Rev. Richard Mandoli, a priest at a San Jose-based Catholic monastery and SF State alum, was killed in a car accident on Jan. 4. San Jose Mercury News 1/5/15 NBC Bay Area 1/5/15 Inside Bay Area 1/5/15


Research by Professor of Health Education Erik Peper has shown that sitting up straight can result in an increase in energy and positivity. Business Insider 1/5/15 

 

Professor of Music Roger Woodward discusses his early memories of becoming interested in music and his celebrated career. Sydney Morning Herald 1/4/15 

 

Influential Kathak dancer and educator Chitresh Das, who formed the first university-accredited Kathak course at SF State, has died. San Francisco Chronicle 1/4/15 

 

A poem by Maxine Chernoff, professor and chair of the creative writing program, is considered. Traverse City Record Eagle 1/3/15

 

Music writer and alum Ben Fong-Torres writes about his childhood love of radio. San Francisco Chronicle 1/2/15 

 

Artist and alum Diane Jacobs will present an exhibition titled "(ex)change" at the Bush Barn Art Center in Salem, Oregon, opening on Jan. 16. Statesman Journal 1/3/15 

 

The Nina Elizabeth Nilssen Scholarship Fund, established in memory of an SF State student, is underwriting a commission for the Taos Chamber Music Group, to be performed Jan. 10 and 11. Albuquerque Journal 1/4/15

 

An SF State student comments on the city's minimum wage. Minneapolis Star Tribune 1/3/15


Professor of Gerontology Brian de Vries describes the unique challenges faced by aging LGBT individuals, who may find themselves outside of traditional family structures. WBUR (Boston) 1/2/15

 

Rita Takahashi, professor of social work, was part of an unsuccessful protest against the inclusion of the "Japanese American Creed" as part of the Memorial to Japanese American Patriotism in World War II. Nichi Bei Weekly 1/1/15

 

Renowned cellist Laszlo Varga, who taught cello and chamber music at SF State, has died. Globe and Mail 1/1/15

 

Chinosole, professor emeritus and former chair of the women's studies department, died on Oct. 4. San Francisco Bay View 1/1/15 San Francisco Bay View 12/30/14 

 

John Logan, professor and director of labor and employment studies, writes about possible legislative and regulatory developments in 2015. The Hill 12/31/14

 

Professor of Gerontology Brian de Vries calls friends "disenfranchised grievers," asserting that the grief over the death of a friend is not acknowledged to the same extent as family members' mourning. Psychology Today 12/31/14

 

Research by Professor of Health Education Erik Peper shows that sitting up straight can lead to an increase in energy and positive thoughts. Entrepreneur 12/30/14

 

James Mackey, professor emeritus of biology, has spoken on a variety of subjects and led nature hikes at the San Pedro Valley Park visitor center. San Jose Mercury News 12/30/14

 

According to studies by Caitlin Ryan of the Family Acceptance Project, LGBT youth with a high degree of family rejection face increased risks of depression and other mental illnesses. Nashville Scene 12/30/14

 

Automobile consumers' brand loyalty is based more on aesthetics than functionality. Express (Belgium) 12/29/14

 

DNA analysis for a study about the rediscovery of populations of the South Pacific streamside frog was completed at the Vrendenberg Lab at SF State. Epoch Times 12/26/14

 

While meditation may appear relaxing, it requires mental intention and application of awareness, according to Adam Burke, director of the Institute for Holistic Health Studies. Yahoo! Health 12/25/14

 

According to a study by SF State researchers, spending money on experiences rather than material goods yields greater satisfaction. Psychology Today 12/23/14

 

Photographer and alum Doug Menuez has published a book of rare early photos of Steve Jobs and others tech leaders titled "Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985-2000." San Jose Mercury News 1/2/15

 

Alum Ed Barberini will assume the position of San Bruno Chief of Police on Jan. 5. San Mateo County Times 1/2/15

 

Artist and alum Josie Iselin will present an exhibition of photographs of seaweed at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. Lompoc Record 1/2/15 New Times SLO 12/30/14

 

The mini-series "Olive Kitteridge," directed by alum and filmmaker Lisa Cholodenko, has been nominated for a Golden Globe for best television series. J Weekly 12/31/14

 

Alum Margarita Donnelly, co-founder of Calyx, an independent feminist press, died on Dec. 24. Corvallis Gazette-Times 12/31/14

 

Alum Greg Shine is chief ranger and historian at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site with the U.S. National Park Service. Greensburg Daily News 12/31/14

 

Alum Douglas Ohm has been named glass studio specialist at Salem County College. South Jersey Times 12/30/14

 

Alum James Kass, founder of Youth Speaks, a nonprofit that teaches creative writing to teens, was nominated for the San Francisco Chronicle's Visionary of the Year Award, which honors leaders who strive to make the world a better place through innovative business models and practices. San Francisco Chronicle 12/30/14 

 

The number of elderly homeless people in the Bay Area is increasing, and includes Yolande Cole, who attended SF State. Contra Costa Times 12/30/14

 

Alum Tommy Gong will be sworn in as the new San Luis Obispo County clerk-recorder on Jan. 5. The Tribune (San Luis Obispo) 12/29/14

 

Alum and poet Dawn Lundy Martin writes about her childhood and her relationship with activist Angela Davis. The New Yorker 12/26/14

 

A scholarship fund has been created at Skyline High School to honor alum Tony Fardella, who coached football at the school from 1969 to 1986. Oroville Mercury Register 12/24/14

 

Actor and alum Mike McShane is appearing in the musical "Assassins" at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London. BBC Radio 12/24/14

 

Alum Lawrence Ngai is a new code enforcement officer for Pacifica. Chico Enterprise-Record 12/23/14 

 

Original manager of the Grateful Dead Rock Scully, who attended SF State, died on Dec. 16. Monterey Herald 12/23/14

 

Three of the four members of indie rock band Edwards Crossing are SF State students. Monterey County Weekly 1/1/15

 

Student Gerardo Valencia plays the character of Bernardo in "West Side Story," which will be presented at the Las Lomas High School theater from Jan. 16 - 31. Contra Costa Times 12/31/14

 

SF State alum Kamahl Middleton, chief marketing officer of an energy-drink company, was shot and killed in Berkeley. San Francisco Chronicle 12/31/14 KPIX 1/1/15 (clip not available online)

 

SF State nursing students will visit Antigua, Guatemala in January to perform health assessments for people without access to medical care. The Daily Journal 12/29/14

 

Biologist Shayle Matsuda was the 2014 recipient of the California State University Trustees Award, the highest distinction within the CSU system. The Rafu Shimpo 12/29/14

 

Student and musician Sarah Wright is featured in a documentary about blind teens. The Cambrian 12/29/14

 

Student Caroline Nguyen, who is working on a documentary about human trafficking, has been named as an influential resident of Orange County by the Orange County Register. Nguoi Viet (Vietnam) 12/28/14

 

Student Latonia Williams, who was previously homeless and addicted to drugs, is now pursuing a degree in social work. San Francisco Examiner 12/28/14

 

Some graduates of San Quentin's Prison University Project, the largest on-site college-in-prison program among California state prisons, go on to study at SF State. San Francisco Chronicle 12/27/14

 

Student Alexandra Collins-Lee and her family distribute gift bags to the homeless each year on Christmas. Half Moon Bay Review 12/26/14

 

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Hector Tobar wrote for El Tecolote, a publication that grew out of a course at SF State. Latin Post 1/1/15

 

An opinion article about free speech on college campuses mentions a 2006 SF State incident involving the flags of Hamas and Hezbollah. The Jerusalem Post 12/31/14    

 

The coursework at the Bay Area Teacher Training Institute is sanctioned by SF State. Contra Costa Times 12/31/14

 

An SF State student comments on the city's minimum wage. Bloomberg 12/30/14

 

A home invasion robbery occurred at a residence near SF State; no injuries were reported. San Francisco Chronicle 12/29/14 NBC 12/29/14 CBS 12/29/14 ABC 12/29/14 KRON 12/29/14 KTVU 12/29/14 SF Weekly 12/29/14 KQET 12/29/14 (clip not available online) KCBA 12/29/14 (clip not available online) KNTV 12/29/14 (clip not available online) KGO 12/29/14 (clip not available online)

 

California Institute of the Arts is reducing its investments in fossil fuel stocks, following a trend set by other colleges including SF State. SCV News 12/25/14