SF State in the News 2019

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


Note: These summaries link directly to pages published by the media outlets cited. They may offer free online access for a limited time only (e.g. one week from publication), or may discontinue live links at any time. All links open in a new window


February

In a letter to the editor, Lecturer of Anthropology Niccolo Caldararo discussed the history of the West’s attitudes towards China. Financial Times 2/14/2019 (article is paywalled)

School of Public Affairs & Civic Engagement Lecturer James Dudley described steps that police officers can take in order to transition to academia. PoliceOne 2/14/2019

An article about negative responses to the Trump administration cited a study by Assistant Professor of Psychology Melissa Hagan showing that for some young adults the 2016 election registered as a “traumatic experience.” The Daily Wire 2/14/2019; WCSI 2/14/2019

Alumna Miki Novitski is the emcee of San Francisco’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival Grand Parade. Nikkei West 2/14/2019

Alumna Dena DeBenedetti discussed a celebration recognizing the opening of a new office for Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors of Napa. Napa Valley Register 2/14/2019

SF State temporarily closed campus yesterday morning due to a power outage. SFBay 2/14/2019; KPIX 2/14/2019; KTVU 2/14/2019; KQED 2/14/2019 (clips not available online)  

A study on credit-building programs from SF State’s César E. Chávez Institute was referenced in an article about a nonprofit that provides loans to low-income individuals. San Francisco Chronicle 2/14/2019

An article about BSUFest, a black cultural festival at Northwestern Michigan College, referenced the origin of SF State’s Black Student Union in the 1960s. Traverse City Record-Eagle 2/14/2019


Director of the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies Persis Karim discussed the challenges faced by Iranian-Americans. San Diego Union-Tribune 2/14/2019; Carrol County Times 2/14/2019; South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2/14/2019 (This Associated Press story has been published in over 330 news outlets.)

A study by Assistant Professor of Biology Rori Rohlfs and seven SF State undergraduates revealed the historical role of women in genetics. Open Culture 2/14/2019; CBC 2/13/2019

An article about negative responses to the Trump administration cited a study by Assistant Professor of Psychology Melissa Hagan showing that for some young adults the 2016 election registered as a “traumatic experience.” Fox News 2/14/2019 

SF State student Monisha Lewis was profiled for balancing the care of her two children with her success on the SF State track and field team. CBS San Francisco 2/13/2019 

Alumnus Jeff Kazor discussed his band, The Crooked Jades, before a concert in Mill Valley. Pacific Sun 2/13/2019

SF State temporarily closed campus this morning due to a power outage. SFGate 2/14/2019; KRON4 2/14/2019; KCBS 2/14/2019

A historical article described the experiences of the SF State men’s basketball team during a student-led strike in 1968. San Francisco Examiner 2/14/2019

An article about flood disclosure laws in San Francisco cited a report stating that parts of SF State are at high risk of future flooding. SF Weekly 2/13/2019

SF State was one of seven California State University campuses that received funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services to train special education teachers, a total of $17 million collectively. Hispanic Outlook on Education 2/13/2019


Associate Professor of Race and Resistance Studies Rabab Abdulhadi filed a lawsuit against SF State alleging a breach of contract. San Francisco Examiner 2/13/2019

Lecturer in Journalism Emil Guillermo wrote an editorial criticizing a sting in which U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officials created a fake university. Diverse: Issues in Higher Education 2/12/2019

Alumnus Omar Delgadillo is now a community service officer at the Napa Police Department. Napa Valley Register 2/12/2019

SF State alumnus Steven Gaskin was listed along with his wife as one of nine couples who are influential in the world of cannabis. Leafly 2/11/2019

A mushroom discovered by an SF State researcher and named after SpongeBob SquarePants was referenced in a list of “SpongeBob Milestones.” Broadway World 2/12/2019


Director of the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies Persis Karim discussed the challenges faced by Iranian-Americans. The New York Times 2/12/2019; Fox News 2/12/2019; Business Insider 2/12/2019 (This Associated Press story was published by over 300 news outlets.)

A study by Assistant Professor of Biology Rori Rohlfs and seven SF State undergraduates revealed the historical role of women in their field. NextGov 2/11/2019

Alumna Nina Hartley was interviewed about her activism in the adult entertainment industry and social changes over the last 35 years. Adult Industry News 2/11/2019

Alumna and world champion pistol shooter Vera Koo wrote about the value of a college education. Women’s Outdoor News 2/11/2019

A classical ballet training program will include a performance at SF State’s McKenna Theatre. Dance Spirit 2/11/2019


A study by Assistant Professor of Biology Rori Rohlfs and seven SF State undergraduates revealed the historical role of women in their field. The Atlantic 2/11/2019; San Francisco Chronicle 2/9/2019; KCBS 2/9/2019; ScienceDaily 2/7/2019

Professor Emerita of Creative Writing Kathleen Fraser died last week. San Francisco Chronicle 2/10/2019; SFGate 2/10/2019

Professor Emeritus Robert C. Smith discussed Kamala Harris’ presidential campaign. South Coast Today 2/10/2019

Professor of Health Education Erik Peper commented on the connection between posture and energy level. Women’s Weekly Singapore 2/8/2019

Professor of Art Lewis deSoto wrote about selling his childhood home. San Bernardino Sun 2/9/2019; The Press-Enterprise 2/9/2019; Daily Bulletin 2/9/2019 (This story was published in five news outlets.)

Professor of Jewish Studies Marc Dollinger was interviewed about his book “Black Power, Jewish Politics: Reinventing the Alliance in the 1960s.” Before It’s News 2/8/2019

Alumna Danielle Perez was featured for her work as a stand-up comedian. KBTX 2/10/2019; WWOR 2/9/2019; KXOF 2/9/2019 (clips not available online)

An image of George Murray teaching at SF State was featured in a photo gallery showcasing the activities of the Black Panther Party. The Daily Mail 2/9/2019


Assistant Professor of International Relations Anthony Pahnke was among the signatories of a letter sent to members of Congress calling for a “just transformation” in food policy. Eater 2/8/2019; Civil Eats 2/7/2019

A study by Assistant Professor of Biology Rori Rohlfs and seven SF State undergraduates revealed the historical role of women in their field. Lab Manager Magazine 2/8/2019; Phys.org 2/7/2019

A national book tour is being held for the late Associate Professor of History Dawn Mabalon’s book, “Journey for Justice,” about Filipino American labor organizer Larry Itliong. Asian Journal 2/7/2019

Alumna Sarah Mergy joined William Duff Architects as business development and commercial interior design manager. Markets Insider 2/8/2019

An article about U.S. Senator Kamala Harris and former San Francisco District Attorney Terence Hallinan included a photo of the latter during the 1968 student-led strike at SF State. The Intercept 2/7/2019

SF State was listed as among the schools participating in the Beckman Scholars Program. Metro Columbia CEO 2/7/2019

The origin of Africana Studies at SF State was referenced in an article about social changes in the year 1968. The Weekly Challenger 2/7/2019


Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Instructor Lola Fraknoi was profiled for her art, which is being exhibited at the Peninsula Museum of Art in Burlingame. Jewish News of Northern California 2/6/2019

Alumna Denise St. Onge was profiled for her work as a chef at the San Francisco vegetarian restaurant “Greens.” KQED 2/6/2019

Alumnus Leonard Gardner was interviewed 50 years after the publication of his novel “Fat City.” The Paris Review 2/6/2019

Alumna Leah LaCroix was profiled for her efforts to make Muni free for low-income youth. SF Weekly 2/6/2019

Alumnus and singer Johnny Mathis sang in an episode of the television show “Criminal Minds.” 2Paragraphs 2/6/2019

SF State was listed as among the schools participating in the Beckman Scholars Program. Charleston CEO 2/7/2019


Professor of Communications Studies Joe Tuman commented on President Trump’s State of the Union speech. KCBS-AM 2/5/2019 (clip not available online)

The Davis school board is considering renaming North Davis Elementary after alumna Mary Ellen Dolcini, who died last year. Davis Enterprise 2/6/2019

An SF State study showing the potential reduction in HIV from the use of a pre-exposure drug was referenced in an article about the drug’s effectiveness. Deutsche Welle 2/6/2019

An SF State student project is a finalist in the Stanford Center on Longevity’s 2018-19 Design Challenge. Sidney Daily News 2/4/2019

An SF State study about the positive effects of exercise on gut health was referenced on a television show about health. KAZT-TV 2/5/2019 (clip not available online)


Director of the Health Equity Institute Jesus Ramirez-Valles commented on California Governor Gavin Newsom’s endorsement of single-payer health care coverage. North Coast Journal 2/4/2019

Associate Professor of Health Education Richard Harvey discussed the reasons why teenagers are using vaping products. KCBS 2/1/2019 (clip not available online)

A vigil was held at SF State yesterday to commemorate student Angelina Pinedo, who was killed in a hit-and-run accident last week. NBC Bay Area 2/4/2019

SF State student Monisha Lewis was profiled for balancing taking care of her two children with her success on the SF State track and field team. CBS San Francisco 2/3/2019

Alumna Tara Condell, a nutritionist, took her own life last week. Your Tango 2/4/2019

SF State’s Campus Master Plan was mentioned in an article about architect Clark Manus’ work in the Bay Area. ENR California 2/4/2019


Director of the Health Equity Institute Jesus Ramirez-Valles commented on California Governor Gavin Newsom’s endorsement of single-payer health care coverage. Santa Cruz Sentinel 2/3/2019; Times of San Diego 2/3/2019

Professor Emeritus Robert C. Smith discussed Kamala Harris’ presidential campaign. Washington Post 2/2/2019; SFGate 2/2/2019; MSN 2/2/2019 (This story was published in 12 news outlets.)

Associate Professor of Asian American Studies Valerie Soe discussed her upcoming documentary about a cultural enrichment program run by the Taiwanese government. South China Morning Post 2/2/2019

Professors Emeriti Rodger Birt and Marvin Nathan were acknowledged for assisting in the historical research of a more than 100-year-old Japanese vase. Antique Trader 2/1/2019

A vigil will be held this evening in the memory of SF State student Angelina Pinedo, who was killed in a hit-and-run accident last week. KTVU 2/4/2019; ABC7 2/4/2019 (clips not available online)

SF State student Julienne Contreras commented on last weekend’s storms in the Bay Area. ABC7 2/2/2019

Alumnus Clifton Ross mentioned his time at SF State in an article about Venezuela’s current political crisis. Quillette 2/1/2019

Alumna Tara Condell, a nutritionist, took her own life last week. The Jewish Voice 2/2/2019; NTD 2/1/2019

An SF State study about illegally disposed automotive oil was mentioned in an article about ways to reduce the environmental impacts of oil. Ventura County Star 2/2/2019

A story about California State University, Fullerton’s Project Rebound mentioned the program’s origin at SF State. Chico Enterprise-Record 1/30/2019 (clip not available online)


Director of the Health Equity Institute Jesus Ramirez-Valles commented on California Governor Gavin Newsom’s endorsement of single-payer health care coverage. Davis Enterprise 2/1/2019

Associate Professor of Race and Resistance Studies Rabab Abdulhadi filed a lawsuit against SF State alleging a breach of contract. Jewish News of Northern California 1/31/2019

Alumna Tara Condell, a nutritionist, took her own life this week. The Sun 2/1/2019; New York Post 1/31/2019; Daily Mail 1/31/2019 (This story was covered by seven media outlets.)   

Alumna and dancer Skye Montante is a teaching artist with the Notes in Motion Dance Theatre program in New York City. Broadway World 1/31/2019

SF State’s School of Social Work was referenced as a partner organization of an on-campus wellness center at El Cerrito High School. Richmond Standard 2/1/2019

SF State’s 1968 student-led strike was referenced in an article about African-centered education and African American History Month. Chicago Crusader 1/31/2019


January

Director of the Health Equity Institute Jesus Ramirez-Valles commented on California Governor Gavin Newsom’s endorsement of single-payer health care coverage. Chico News & Review 1/31/2019Lake County Record-Bee 1/29/2019

An article about a new study showing an advantage of bilingualism referenced a 2015 paper by Professor of Psychology Kenneth Paap on the topic. New Atlas 1/30/2019

Student Alyssa Vasquez won the Miss Silicon Valley 2019 Scholarship Competition. The Silicon Valley Voice 1/30/2019 

Student Katie Waddle shared her experience obtaining health insurance in a story about the decline in Covered California signups. SFGate 1/30/2019San Francisco Chronicle 1/30/2019

Alumnus Harrison Suega was featured in “Life after Life,” a film about the experiences of three men following their release from a California prison. Bradenton Herald 1/31/2019

Alumnus Jody Skenderian was appointed chief institutional advancement officer and executive director of the Normandale Community College Foundation. Sun Current 1/30/2019

SF State’s 1968 student-led strike was referenced in a story about Valdosta State University’s African American Studies program. WALB 1/31/2019

SF State’s Morrison Artists Series was referenced in an entertainment podcast. Datebook (San Francisco Chronicle) 1/30/2019

A story about California State University, Fullerton’s Project Rebound mentioned the program’s origin at SF State. Orange County Register 1/30/2019

The band Supermegabot, originally formed at SF State, released a new album. The Photo Pit 1/29/2019


Associate Professor of Psychology Charlotte Tate discussed her research on how transgender children experience and talk about their gender. From Press 1/29/2019

A suspect was arrested in a hit-and-run car accident that killed SF State student Angelina Pinedo near Redondo Beach this past weekend. Fox News 1/29/2019; SFGate 1/29/2019; FOX32 1/29/2019; (This story was covered by over 30 media outlets.)

Alumna and actor Annette Bening mentioned SF State in an article about the film “The Report,” which premiered on Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival. Daily Press 1/29/2019

The suicide awareness event “Bringing Happy Back Experience” will be streamed at SF State. Broadway World 1/29/2019


Assistant Professor of Political Science Marcela Garcia-Castanon commented on U.S. Senator Kamala Harris’ 2020 presidential run. KRON4 1/28/2019

Director of the Health Equity Institute Jesus Ramirez-Valles commented on California Governor Gavin Newsom’s endorsement of single-payer health care coverage. ABC 10 1/28/2019; TechCrunch 1/28/2019; KQED 1/28/2019 (This story was published in 32 media outlets.)

A suspect was arrested in a hit-and-run car accident that killed SF State student Angelina Pinedo near Redondo Beach this past weekend. Fox News 1/28/2019; People 1/28/2019; SFGate 1/28/2019 (This story was covered in more than 100 media outlets.)

Alumna Denise St. Onge was profiled for her work as a chef at the San Francisco vegetarian restaurant “Greens.” 7x7 1/29/2019

Alumna and actor Annette Bening mentioned SF State in an article about the film “The Report,” which premiered on Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival. Los Angeles Times 1/28/2019

 


Professor of Communication Studies Joseph Tuman commented on Oakland’s new city council. The Mercury News 1/28/2019East Bay Times 1/27/2019; Marin Independent Journal 1/26/2019 (clip not available online) 

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on U.S. Senator Kamala Harris’ 2020 presidential run. The Globe and Mail 1/27/2019

Professor of Health Education Erik Peper commented on the importance of good posture while using a computer. Star 2 1/26/2019

Lecturer of Art Kathy Zarur was profiled for her work as an art curator and instructor. San Francisco Examiner 1/27/2019

Student Angelina Pinedo was killed in a hit-and-run car accident near Redondo Beach this weekend. CBS Los Angeles 1/27/2019KTVU 1/27/2019KTLA 1/27/2019 (This story was covered by 46 media outlets.)

Alumna Kristina Moses commented in a story about the community of adult board game players in Vancouver, Washington. The Columbian 1/27/2019

Alumna Melissa Joy Manning was interviewed about her jewelry business. BLD 25 1/26/2019

Alumna Sarah Souza was the first DACA recipient to be appointed to a Democratic County Central Committee in California. Mission Local 1/25/2019

SF State’s Willie L. Brown, Jr. Institute on Politics and Public Service was mentioned in a story about Brown’s role in U.S. Senator Kamala Harris’ career. Heavy 1/28/2019


Professor of Health Education Erik Peper discussed his research on the potential negative impacts of phone overuse. Deseret News 1/24/2019

Professor Emerita Sarah Soh was referenced in a story about the historical relationship between Japan and South Korea. The Japan Times 1/24/2019 

Alumnus Torres Esquer was profiled for his work as a special education teacher at Lowell High School in San Francisco. San Francisco Chronicle 1/25/2019

Alumnus Nesbit Crutchfield discussed his experience in Cuba with the Venceremos Brigade, an international political organization. San Francisco Bayview 1/24/2019; Before It’s News 1/24/2019

Alumnus and actor Donald E. Lacy Jr.’s one-man show “ColorStruck” will premiere at Theatre for the New City in New York. Broadway World 1/25/2019

Poet and activist Gloria House recalled working with SF State students in Selma, Alabama during the civil rights movement. The Detroit News 1/24/2019

SF State’s 1968 student-led strike was mentioned in a story about the impact Lawrence Ferlinghetti had on the influential City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco. Literary Hub 1/24/2019


Lecturer of Race and Resistance Studies Jacqueline Fielder was a guest on a panel discussing how a public bank would work. KALW 1/24/2019
Professor of Health Education Erik Peper and Associate Professor of Health Education Richard Harvey published a study showing the importance of good posture. The Star 1/24/2019
Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin was referenced for his nonprofit, the 1/20/21 Action Fund, which advocates for adding more seats to the Supreme Court. Washington Examiner 1/23/2019
Professor of Labor Studies John Logan commented on the effect Los Angeles Unified School District’s teacher’s strike had on students. The World News 1/23/2019; Capital & Main 1/22/2019
President Les Wong was quoted in a story about SF State’s “BOLD. Thinking” campaign and liberal arts philanthropy in higher education. Inside Philanthropy 1/22/2018
Alumnus Andrew Studdert was named a member of the board of directors for Cramo Plc. Yahoo Finance 1/24/2019; Market Screener 1/24/2019; Financial Times 1/24/2019 (This story was published in 13 media outlets.)
Alumnus Chad Rico was profiled for his rap career and his new music video. Houston Forward Times 1/23/2019
Alumnus Aristotle Wolf was named the new commander of the California Highway Patrol’s Santa Rosa office. Argus Courier 1/23/2019
Adele Corvin, who received an honorary doctorate from SF State in 2013, was featured for her community service work. The Jewish News of Northern California 1/23/2019
An SF State study about the positive effects of fitness on the digestive tract was referenced in an advice column about healthy habits. Harrisburg Register 1/23/2019; Benton News 1/23/2019
SF State’s 1968 student-led strike was mentioned in a list of moments that reshaped entertainment and pop culture. Santa Cruz Sentinel 1/23/2019 

Professor of Labor Studies John Logan commented on the effect Los Angeles Unified School District’s teacher’s strike had on students. The American Prospect 1/23/2019

Professors Emeriti Rodger Birt and Marvin Nathan were acknowledged for assisting in the historical research of a more than 100-year-old Japanese vase. Nosh 1/22/2019

SF State graduate student Calvin Zhao discussed his experience with casinos and his current research on unhealthy gambling habits among his Asian American peers. USA Online Casino 1/23/2019

Alumnus Mohan Gyani was elected a class II director of Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. Market Screener 1/23/2019; Market Exclusive 1/22/2019

Alumnus and musician Jerry Partovich died on Jan. 10. MLive Michigan 1/22/2019

Alumnus Macheo Payne was named CEO of the community-based nonprofit Youth Uprising. Post News Group 1/22/2019

Alumnus Chad Rico was profiled for his rap career and his new music video. The Hype Magazine 1/22/2019

Alumnus Aristotle Wolf was named the new commander of the California Highway Patrol’s Santa Rosa office. The Press Democrat 1/22/2019

An SF State faculty member was among those honored by the CSU Board of Trustees with a Wang Family Excellence Award. Times of San Diego 1/22/2019

An SF State study that found people are happier purchasing experiences rather than material objects was referenced in a story about budgeting for Valentine’s Day. Reader’s Digest 1/22/2019


Professor of Geography & Environment Jason Henderson commented on disputes between Lyft and Uber over Bay Area bikeshare programs. San Francisco Examiner 1/22/2019

Director of the Office of International Programs Marilyn J. Jackson commented on the outreach the University does in recruiting prospective international students. U.S. News & World Report 1/22/2019

Professor of Jewish Studies Marc Dollinger was interviewed about his book “Black Power, Jewish Politics: Reinventing the Alliance of the 1960s.” KPIX-TV 1/20/2019 (clip not available online)

Professor of Health Education Erik Peper’s study showing the importance of good posture was referenced in a story about ways to get your energy back. Now To Love 1/19/2019; First For Women 1/18/2019; MSN News 1/18/2019

Student Robbie Brown was profiled for his work as an energy, education & facilities fellow with Strategic Energy Innovations Inc. Benito Link 1/19/2019

Alumna Juanita Tamayo was profiled for her activism during SF State’s 1968 student-led strike. San Francisco Chronicle 1/22/2019

Alumnus and San Francisco District 7 Supervisor Norman Yee was profiled. Mission Local 1/21/2019

Alumna Dania Denise was profiled for her work as the California Petite Pageant organizer. Daily Republic 1/21/2019

Alumnus and Air Force Col. Jay Johnson was named vice wing commander for Vance Air Force Base. Enid News & Eagle 1/20/2019; Vance Air Scoop 1/20/2019

Alumna Michaela Sinclair was named grassroots manager of the National Association of Convenience Stores. Nosh 1/18/2019

Alumna and teacher Grace Bigler wrote an op-ed about the reasons she is participating in a teacher’s strike in Oakland. The Bold Italic 1/18/2019

A study by SF State’s Family Acceptance Project was referenced in an article about homelessness in the LGBTQ community. MDedge 1/18/2019

 


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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