SF State in the News 2021

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


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March

Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan commented on how President Biden’s support for unions could help Amazon employees. NBC News Online 3/2/2021

Professor of International Relations Kathleen McAfee wrote an editorial about climate change policies in California. CALMatters 3/1/2021

Professor of Asian American Studies Dan Gonzales was quoted in an article about a Filipino American killed by police in 2019. Diverse: Issues in Higher Education 3/1/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung and the Stop AAPI Hate website, which SF State’s Asian American Studies Department helped launch, were cited in an article about a viral video that helped bring attention to anti-Asian violence. CNBC 3/1/2021; WCAU-TV 3/1/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung and the Stop AAPI Hate website were cited in a story about victims of anti-Asian violence. WRC-TV 3/1/2021 (This story aired on 10 NBC-affiliated stations.)

The founding of Project Rebound at SF State in the 1960s was discussed in an article about the success of the program at Cal State Long Beach. KABC-TV 3/1/2021

The 1968 student strike and establishment of the College of Ethnic Studies at SF State were mentioned in an op-ed about ethnic studies curricula for California public schools. Visalia Times-Delta 3/1/2021; Ventura County Star 3/1/2021

 


Professor of History Marc Stein discussed how Black rights activism influenced LGBTQ activism in the 1960s. NBC News Online 2/28/2021; Yahoo! Life 2/28/2021

Professor Emeritus of Journalism John Burks died Feb. 17. Rolling Stone Online 2/28/2021 (This article was published in two news outlets.)

Alumna and poet Joan Gelfand wrote an op-ed about the American poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti. The Edwardsville Intelligencer 2/28/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website, which SF State’s Asian American Studies Department helped launch, was referenced in an article about teens organizing a rally against anti-Asian violence. The Mercury News 2/27/2021; East Bay Times 2/27/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website, which SF State’s Asian American Studies Department helped launch, was mentioned in multiple news stories about California allocating funding to track anti-Asian bias and hate crimes. KRON-TV 2/28/2021; Turlock Journal 2/23/2021 (This topic was covered by eight news outlets.)


February

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung commented on the pandemic-related increase in anti-Asian violence in the U.S.  New Jersey Herald 2/26/2021

Professor of Asian American Studies Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales commented on the exclusion of Arab-American studies in California’s K-12 ethnic studies curriculum. El Tecolote 2/25/2021

Vocalist and bassist for the punk band NOFX Mike Burkett, alumnus, discussed his sexuality and the band’s new album. San Francisco Chronicle 2/26/2021

SF State nursing students were mentioned in an article about efforts to vaccinate San Francisco’s homeless population against COVID-19. Mission Local 2/25/2021

SF State was mentioned in an article about universities declining to use proctoring software to monitor remote learning. Vice 2/26/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website, which SF State’s Asian American Studies Department helped launch, was referenced in an article about California allocating funding to track anti-Asian bias and hate crimes. New York Times 2/26/2021; Rafu Shimpo 2/25/2021

The 1968 student strike and establishment of the College of Ethnic Studies were mentioned on a radio segment about Black History. KCBS-AM 2/25/2021 (Clip not available.)

 


Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed the impact of anti-Asian violence on Asian communities. The Washington Post 2/25/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung commented on California lawmakers’ response to anti-Asian violence. Yahoo! 2/24/2021

Alumna Dominique DiPrima discussed fellow alum Danny Glover, an activist and actor, on an episode of her podcast “FrontPage with Dominique DiPrima” devoted to the Pan African Film Festival. KJLH-FM 2/25/2021 (Clip not available.)

Alumna Ali Ward was interviewed about her podcast “Ologies.” Los Angeles Magazine 2/25/2021

 


Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan discussed steps taken by Amazon to thwart an ongoing union drive among the company’s employees. Vice 2/24/2021

Associate Professor of Economics Philip King commented on a report detailing the economic impact of the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area. The Tribune 2/24/2021; Fresno Bee 2/24/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung commented on an increase in reports of anti-Asian violence during the pandemic. Yahoo! 2/23/2021

SF State student Ja’Corey Bowens was interviewed about policies proposed in a report on the success of Black Californians in higher education. San Francisco Chronicle 2/23/2020

SF State student Marjorie Blen discussed the use of homework-aid websites on an education podcast. EdSurge 2/23/2021

Alumnus Burak Çakmak was appointed CEO of Saudi Arabia's Fashion Commission. Daily Sabah 2/24/2021

Articles about the passing of City Lights Bookshop founder Lawrence Ferlinghetti mentioned his business partner, former SF State student Peter Martin. SF Chronicle 2/23/2021; SFist 2/23/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website, which SF State’s Asian American Studies Department helped launch, was referenced in an article about California allocating funding to track anti-Asian bias and hate crimes. Asian Journal 2/24/2021

An article about California’s ethnic studies requirements referenced the 1968 student strike at SF State. Education Next 2/23/2021


Professor of Africana Studies Dorothy Tsuruta was interviewed about celebrating Black culture. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 2/23/2021

Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan was quoted in multiple articles about employee efforts to unionize at an Amazon facility. The Guardian 2/23/2021; The Century Foundation 2/23/2021; MSN UK 2/23/2021

A study by Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel was referenced in an article about ranked-choice voting. The Salt Lake Tribune 2/23/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed the increase in reports of anti-Asian violence. Axios 2/23/2021; South China Morning Post 2/23/2021; KTLA-TV 2/22/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website, which SF State’s Asian American Studies Department helped launch, was referenced in multiple articles about California allocating funding to track anti-Asian bias and hate crimes. KNTV-TV 2/23/2021; SF Gate 2/22/2021 ; J. Weekly 2/22/2021 (This topic was covered by six news outlets.)

Alumnus Burak Cakmak was appointed CEO of Saudi Arabia’s Fashion Commission. Saudi Gazette 2/22/2021

Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan commented on employee efforts to unionize at an Amazon facility in Alabama in an Argentinian news article.  Página 12 2/21/2021

Alumna Debbie Lee wrote an op-ed that alleges a toxic environment at Lowell High School in San Francisco. San Francisco Examiner 2/21/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website, which SF State’s Asian American Studies Department helped launch, was mentioned in multiple articles about the rise in hate crimes towards Asians in the U.S. CALMatters 2/22/2021; Asian Journal 2/20/2021 ; KTLA-TV 2/20/2021

A report by the Stop AAPI Hate website was cited in an article about how the Jewish community is responding to violence against Asians.  J. Weekly 2/19/2021

 


Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted in an op-ed about the annual Day of Remembrance. The Press Democrat 2/19/2021

Associate Professor of Equity, Leadership Studies and Instructional Technologies Brian Beatty was quoted in an article about the HyFlex learning model he developed. Yahoo! Finance 2/17/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website, which SF State’s Asian American Studies Department helped launch, was listed in an article about Asian American community organizations to support. Style Caster 2/19/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website was discussed in an article about the increase in violence against Asian Americans during the pandemic. KQED 2/18/2021

 


Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed how political policies have influenced the surge in pandemic-related prejudice against Asian Americans. Time 2/18/2021; MSN 2/17/2021Star 98.9 FM (This topic was covered by 10 news outlets.)

Lecturer for Race and Resistance Studies Lara Kiswanie commented on the debate over a proposed ethnic studies curriculum for California public schools. KXJZ-FM 2/17/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung commented on an initiative by business owners in New York created to combat hate crimes against Asian Americans. Vice 2/17/2021

Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman commented on the death of conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh. CBS San Francisco 2/17/2021

Alumna Hannah Durbin-Defebvre was interviewed about opening her new chiropractic business in Mount Shasta. Mount Shasta Herald 2/17/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website, which SF State’s Asian American Studies Department helped launch, was cited in multiple articles about the surge in pandemic-related hate crimes against Asian Americans.  Brown Girl Magazine 2/15/2021

 


Assistant Professor of Political Science Rebecca Eissler commented on the impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump. KTVU-TV 2/15/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed how political policies have influenced the surge in pandemic-related prejudice against Asian Americans. WPLN-FM 2/12/2021; Green Bay Press-Gazette 2/15/2021 (This topic was covered by over 40 news outlets.)

Professor Emerita of Secondary Education Lynn Fox discussed how distance learning has effected special needs students. KCBS Radio 2/15/2021

SF State student Sydni Mullen discussed helping a local business in Clovis that was vandalized last September. KFSN-TV 2/15/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website, which SF State’s Asian American Studies Department helped launch, was cited in multiple articles about the surge in pandemic-related hate crimes against Asian Americans.  The Sharon Herald 2/16/2021; 48 Hills 2/15/2021

 


Associate Professor of Kinesiology Jimmy Bagley discussed research on fitness and virtual reality in an article about a new VR entertainment system. CNN 2/15/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed recent attacks on elderly people in the Bay Area in multiple stories about the increase in pandemic related hate crimes against Asian Americans. San Francisco Chronicle 2/13/2021; KCBS-AM 2/13/2021; KNX-AM 2/12/2021 (KNX-AM clip not available.)

Professor of English Language & Literature Michael Krasny was interviewed about his departure from KQED’s “Forum” after four decades on the air. KQED 2/12/2021

Alumna Stephanie Perkins’ book “Lola and the Boy Next Door” was included on a list article of romance novels set in the Bay Area. The Bold Italic 2/13/2021

The Stop AAPI Hate website, which SF State’s Asian American Studies Department helped launch, was cited in multiple articles about the surge in pandemic-related hate crimes against Asian Americans. San Francisco Chronicle 2/14/2021; Asian Journal 2/12/2021; Chicago Tribune 2/12/2021 (This topic was covered by six news outlets.)

 


Lecturer of Political Science David Lee discussed the impact of the pandemic on Bay Area Chinatowns in an article about COVID-19 vaccines. The New York Times 2/12/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed the continual increase in pandemic-related hate crimes against Asian Americans. The New York Times 2/12/2021; WRC-TV 2/11/2021; USA Today 2/11/2021 (This topic was covered by over 60 news outlets.)

A photo of SF State nursing students Anjali Sundararaman and Karina Castillo during a COVID-19 vaccination clinic was featured in an article about new CDC guidelines for quarantine and vaccinated people. San Francisco Chronicle 2/11/2021

 


Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan wrote an op-ed about President Biden being pro-union. The Hill 2/10/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed the increase in pandemic-related hate crimes against Asian Americans in the Bay Area. MSN 2/10/2021; KQED 2/10/2021 (KQED clip not available.)

Alumnus Frank Chui, owner of Hang Ah Tea Room in Chinatown, discussed how the pandemic is impacting the celebration of the 2021 Lunar New Year. San Francisco Examiner 2/11/2021

A $10.5 million grant from the Genentech Foundation that SF State received last year was discussed in an article about the foundation’s plan to address prejudice in health care and education with other grants. San Francisco Business Times 2/10/2021

 


Alumnae Fontana Butterfield Guzmán and Mary Guzmán discussed their lives and art careers in San Francisco in a profile. San Francisco Chronicle 2/10/2021

The Society of Professional Journalists’ Northern California chapter gave alumnus Jon Funabiki its Distinguished Service to Journalism Award. Rafu Shimpo 2/9/2021

Alumnus Matt Saincome discussed his satirical finance news site “Hard Money.” San Francisco Business Times 2/9/2021

Alumnus Jeremy Miller wrote an article about how FBI attempts to find participants in the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol building will not stop prejudice. San Francisco Bay View 2/8/2021

Alums Brant Ozanich and Gabriella Terracciano are opening a wine and flower shop in Portland, Oregon. The Oregonian 2/6/2021

Alumnus Jeff Boyette was interviewed about editing the film “Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir.” Filmmaker Magazine 2/2/2020

The involvement of SF State’s Asian American Studies Department in the Stop Asian American and Pacific Islander Hate project was cited in articles about anti-Asian racism linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. Refinery29 2/10/2021; Asian Journal 2/10/2021

Archival material from SF State was cited in an article about protests in Peoples’ Park at the University of California, Berkeley. KPIX 2/8/2021

A vaccine distribution site at SF State’s Mashouf Wellness Center was mentioned in a news feed of vaccine updates. SFGate 2/8/2021


Dean of the College of Extended Learning Alex Hwu discussed the CSU’s plan to allow essential workers to take free and discounted courses during the pandemic. KGO-TV 2/5/2021; KGO-TV Online 2/5/2021; Yahoo! 2/5/2021

A book on Asian American art co-edited by Professor of Art Mark Dean Johnson was mentioned in an article about the new Asian American Art Institute at Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center. Hyperallergic 2/5/2021

Alumna Melba Pattillo Beals discussed being one of the Little Rock Nine, the group of nine Black students enrolled at a previously all-white school in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957. The Coloradoan 2/6/2021

 


Associate Professor of Biology Andrea Swei commented on Lyme disease research in an article about how lizards might be keeping humans from becoming infected. Science Magazine 2/4/2021

Alumnus Taku Kondo was interviewed about sustainably foraging for seafood and plants for his YouTube channel “Outdoor Chef Life.” Thrillist 2/5/2021

Kansas City Chiefs coach Andrew Reid, a former SF State football coach, was mentioned in an article about the San Mateo County Board president’s comments on the Super Bowl.  Asian Journal 2/4/2021

Professor of History Anthony D’Agostino commented on the upcoming Senate impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump. KPFA-FM 2/3/2021

 


Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan commented on how unions have protected their members from layoffs over the past year. Axios 2/3/2021; Yahoo News 2/3/2021

Professor of Special Education Yue-Ting Siu discussed the Braille Challenge, an event that aims to increase the use of Braille among blind children. West Hawaii Today 2/3/2021

Lecturer of English Language & Literature Crystal Wong wrote an article about using book groups to stay connected during the pandemic. Faculty Focus 2/3/2021

A new collage project by alumna Patricia Leeds focuses on the lasting influence of discriminatory advertising from the mid-20th century. Pacific Sun 2/3/2021

An article highlighted the basketball career of SF State alumnus Charles Brown, who was the first Black athlete at the University of Texas, El Paso. El Paso Times 2/2/2020

SF State is tied for fifth in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education’s national college ranking for diversity. Wall Street Journal 2/3/2021

The 1968 student strike at SF State was referenced in an article about the evolution of Black History Month. Paterson Times 2/3/2021


Professor of Political Science Ron Hayduk commented on immigrant voting rights. WAMU-FM 2/1/2021 (Clip not available.)

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel discussed changes in policies with a new presidential administration. KCBS-AM 1/30/2021(Clip not available.)

An SF State study on the psychological benefits of having hobbies was mentioned in an article about hobbies and IQ. Yahoo! 2/1/2021

Professor of English Language & Literature Michael Krasny was interviewed about his departure from KQED’s “Forum” after four decades on the air. Nob Hill Gazette 1/31/2021

Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman commented on a lawsuit filed by the San Francisco International Arts Festival against San Francisco. CBS San Francisco 1/29/2021; KPIX-TV 1/29/2021; MSN 1/29/2021

Assistant Professor of Special Education Yue-Ting Siu commented on the Braille Institute’s annual Braille Challenge competition. Los Angeles Times 2/1/2021

Lecturer in Criminal Justice James Dudley commented on whether or not police departments should be allowed to display the thin blue line flag. Police One 2/1/2021

Changes in SF State’s transfer requirements were discussed in an article about the impact of the pandemic on students transferring from community colleges to four year institutions. The Guardsman 1/27/2021

A recently settled lawsuit that alleged an environment of anti-Semitism at SF State was mentioned in an article about the founder and executive director of the Lawfare Project. The Jewish Voice 2/1/2021

 

 

 


January

Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies Rachel Gross was interviewed about her new book “Beyond the Synagogue: Jewish Nostalgia as Religious Practice.” J. Weekly 1/28/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung commented on a memorandum signed by President Biden condemning anti-Asian racism during the pandemic. The Luzon Daily 1/28/2021

Professor Emeritus of Marketing Mitchell Lee Marks commented on Thursday’s protest outside of the stock trading app company Robinhood Markets, Inc. in Menlo Park. KTVU San Francisco 1/28/2021

Professor Emeritus of Economics Donald Mar commented on the lasting surge in unemployment among Asian Americans as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Nation Thailand 1/28/2021

Assistant Professor of Political Science Amanda Roberti commented on President Biden’s proposed plans to reverse reproductive health policies put in place by the Trump administration. MSN 1/28/2021; USA Today 1/27/2021 (This article was published in 39 news outlets.)

Educator and activist Sonia Lewis, an alumnus, launched “Teach-in Time for Revolutionary Minds,” a Zoom forum to help support children during the pandemic. The Sacramento Observer 1/29/2021

The 1968 student strike and establishment of the College of Ethnic Studies at SF State were discussed in an article about Asian and Latinx contemporary literature. International Examiner 1/28/2021

A tool used to track anti-Asian hate crimes, co-created by SF State’s Department of Asian American Studies, was cited in an article about an executive order recently signed by President Biden. Asian Journal 1/27/2021

 


Professor Emeritus of Economics Donald Mar commented on the lasting surge in unemployment among Asian Americans as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bloomberg 1/27/2021; MSN 1/27/2021; South China Morning Post 1/27/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted on former president Donald Trump’s use of the term “Chinese virus” in an article about a new memorandum by President Joe Biden regarding anti-Asian racism. Xinhua 1/26/2021

Alumnus Michael Bass received several awards for his comedy writing. Log Cabin Democrat 1/27/2020

An essay about alumnus Stephen Gaskin described Gaskin’s countercultural ideas and his long-lasting Tennessee commune. Greeneville Sun 1/27/2021

SF State research on the facial expressions of judo competitors after Olympics matches was cited in an article about football teams that lose the Super Bowl. Sports Illustrated 1/27/2021


Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan commented on a recently signed presidential order regarding the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and worker safety during the pandemic. The Counter 1/26/2021

Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan discussed unionization efforts at an Amazon facility in Alabama. Jacobin Radio 1/25/2021

SF State student Ayble Juarez commented on the aftermath of an explosion at an antigay church in El Monte. Los Angeles Times 1/26/2021


Assistant Professor of Political Science Rebecca Eissler commented on President Biden’s signing of a large number of executive orders and actions. KTVU-TV 1/24/2021

Associate Professor of Journalism Sachi Cunningham commented on photographing at Mavericks Beach. San Francisco Chronicle 1/23/2021

Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin commented on an executive order signed by President Biden that bars LGBTQ discrimination in the workplace. Yahoo! News 1/22/2021

Alumnus Danny Glover, an activist and actor, was profiled. Borgen Magazine 1/24/2021

Alumnus and film actor Cleveland Berto was cast in a Lifetime film about an all-female rap group. MEAWW 1/24/2021

Alumna Megan Whilden was profiled. The Berkshire Eagle 1/23/2021

 


Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies Rachel Gross’ article “Jews, Schmaltz and Crisco” was mentioned in an article about how Crisco changed traditional Jewish cooking. MSN 1/21/2021

Alumnus Jonathan Carey wrote a letter to the editor regarding an op-ed about Senator Ted Cruz. New York Times 1/21/2021

Alumna Clara Allen was appointed executive director of the Reutlinger Community in Danville. Pleasanton Weekly 1/21/2021

An article about an ethnic studies curriculum for public schools in California mentioned a program at SF State that allows high school students to receive college credit for ethnic studies courses. CALmatters 1/22/2021

SF State research on the mental health impact of smart phone use was referenced in an op-ed about loneliness. Eurasia Review 1/20/2021

 


Dean of Ethnic Studies Amy Sueyoshi was mentioned in an article about a proposal for the city to support LGBTQ+ nightlife during the pandemic.  SF Gate 1/21/2021

Director of the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies Persis Karim commented on what new presidential leadership could mean for the Iranian diaspora in the Bay Area. KQED 1/20/2021

The late Mary Lewis, an SF State professor and co-founder of the University’s Black Studies Department, was mentioned in an article about Vice President Kamala Harris.  Elle 1/20/2021; MSN Phillipines 1/20/2021

The 1968 student strike at SF State was discussed in an article about debates over ethnic studies curricula for public schools in California. Ukiah Daily Journal 1/20/2021

Alumnus Sheldon Gen is the new clerk for the Petaluma City School District Board of Education. Petaluma Argus-Courier 1/21/2021


Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel discussed Vice President Kamala Harris’ role in the new presidential administration. KPIX 1/20/2021

Work by Professor of Art Lewis DeSoto is featured in an exhibition of art by contemporary Native American artists. Buffalo News 1/20/2020

SF State student Marjorie Blen was quoted in an article about teaching remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. EdSurge 1/19/2021

Alumna Clara Allen was appointed executive director of the Reutlinger Community, a Jewish retirement facility in Danville. Danville San Ramon 1/19/2021


Lecturer for the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Science Flo Kimmerling and Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on a new affordable housing development in San Francisco’s Sunset District. San Francisco Chronicle 1/19/2021

Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman commented on Governor Gavin Newsom’s COVID-19 briefings. Los Angeles Times 1/19/2021

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung commented on how the pandemic exposed biases against Asians in the U.S. 4WWL-TV 1/18/2021

Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan commented on President-elect Joe Biden’s choice for Labor secretary, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. Boston Globe 1/18/2021

Assistant Professor of Political Science Rebecca Eissler commented on the proposed impeachment trial of President Trump following the riots at the Capitol Building. KTVU San Francisco 1/17/2021

Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan commented on Amazon’s launch of a website meant to discourage employees from unionizing. Vice 1/15/2021

Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies Rachel Gross’ book “Beyond the Synagogue: Jewish Nostalgia as Religious Practice” was reviewed. Jewish Exponent 1/14/2021

Assistant Professor of Biology Jaime Chaves co-authored an article about the vampire finches of Galapagos Island. Europe Sun 1/16/2021; Afghanistan Sun 1/16/2021

The 1968 student strike at SF State was discussed in an op-ed about debates over ethnic studies curricula for public schools in California. The Hanford Sentinel 1/16/2021

COVID-10 relief funding awarded to SF State was mentioned. EdSource 1/15/2021


Assistant Professor of English James Gilligan discussed his appearance on Alex Trebek’s final episode of the game show “Jeopardy!” Lafayette Journal & Courier 1/15/2020

Assistant Professor of Biology Jaime Chaves co-authored an article about the vampire finches of Galapagos Island. The Conversation 1/15/2020; Yahoo! News 1/15/2020

Professor Emeritus of Asian American Studies Malcolm Collier was quoted in an article about pandemic-related business closings in Chinatown. SF Gate 1/14/2020

Associate Professor of Economics Venoo Kakar commented on the impact of the pandemic on San Francisco housing costs. SF Weekly 1/13/2020

Alumnus and owner of Great Basin Physical Therapy Ashwin Datt was profiled. The Record-Courier 1/13/2021

 


Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan commented on President-elect Joe Biden’s choice for Labor secretary, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. Axios 1/13/2021

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel was interviewed about cities that are adopting ranked-choice voting. NPR 1/12/2020 (This segment was broadcast on more than 20 NPR member stations; clips not available online.)

Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan discussed consultants who specialize in preventing a company’s employees from unionizing. Vice 1/11/2021

Professor of Jewish Studies Marc Dollinger signed an open letter along with other Jewish studies scholars stating that President Donald Trump must be removed from office. Forward 1/11/2021

Alumnus and photographer Jerry Takigawa was interviewed about his upcoming 40-year retrospective exhibition at the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel. Monterey Herald 1/11/2021

Alumna Carol Aaron has been named to the board of directors of the health care system PeaceHealth. Vancouver Business Journal 1/12/2021


Assistant Professor of Psychology Gaurav Suri was quoted in an article about the science of mob thinking as it applies to last week’s riots at the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. Axios 1/12/2021

Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto discussed how face masks are complicating nonverbal communication. Radio.com 1/12/2021

The late Mary Lewis, an SF State professor and co-founder of the University’s Black Studies Department, was mentioned in an article about Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Elle India 1/12/2021

Assistant Professor of English James Gilligan’s appearance on Alex Trebek’s final episode of “Jeopardy!” was discussed on “The Morning Show with Nikki Medoro” podcast. KGO-AM 1/12/2021

Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies Rachel Gross’ book “Beyond the Synagogue: Jewish Nostalgia as Religious Practice” was discussed. Jewish News of Greater Phoenix 1/11/2021

Alumnus Joe Reynoso was interviewed about his winery in Sonoma County. Sonoma Magazine 1/11/2021

Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan wrote an op-ed about President-elect Joe Biden’s choice for secretary of labor. The Hill 1/9/2021

Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman commented on the public criticism two Menlo Park women are receiving after they attended the Trump rally last Wednesday in Washington, D.C. CBS San Francisco 1/9/2021

Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan was quoted in an article about Silicon Valley workers organizing unions. Market Watch 1/8/2021

Assistant Professor of English James Gilligan discussed his appearance on Alex Trebek’s final episode of the game show “Jeopardy!” KNSD-TV 1/8/2021; KGO-TV 1/9/2021

San Francisco FogCam, which was started by alumni Jeff Schwartz and Dan Wong, was mentioned in an article about how webcams can be an alternative to travel during the pandemic. Daily Mail 1/8/2021

 


Assistant Professor of English James Gilligan will appear on Alex Trebek’s final episode of the trivia show “Jeopardy” this evening. San Francisco Chronicle 1/7/2020; Deseret News 1/7/2020; ABC7 1/7/2020 (clip not available online)

Professor of English Language & Literature Michael Krasny was interviewed about his departure from KQED’s “Forum” after four decades on the air. J. Weekly 1/6/2021

Alumna Sheyl Davis, executive director for San Francisco’s Human Rights Commission, was interviewed about her work and personal mission. San Francisco Bay View 1/7/2021

Former student Steve Seid discussed his new book, in which he tells the story behind an iconic 1975 piece of performance art. San Francisco Chronicle 1/7/2021

An opinion article about debates over California’s new Ethnic Studies requirements referenced the 1968 student strike at SF State. Sonoma Index-Tribune 1/7/2021


Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan commented on the U.S. Department of Labor’s new rule regarding independent contractors. Market Watch 1/6/2020

Professor Emeritus of Gerontology Brian de Vries was quoted in an article about resilience in LGBTQ elders. Next Avenue 1/6/2021

Alumna Stephanie Gwilliam was interviewed about her ceramics business. Sonoma Magazine 1/6/2021

The 1968 student strike at SF State was mentioned in an article about the history of the Cameron House in San Francisco. Alta Journal 1/7/2021

 


Professor and Chair of Biology Laura W. Burrus, Assistant Director of the SF BUILD program Audrey Parangan-Smith, Associate Professor of Biology Blake Riggs and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biology Cathy Samayoa co-wrote an article about how the biology department redesigned lab courses to accommodate for equity and inclusion. Inside Higher Ed 1/6/2020

Assistant Professor of International Relations Anthony Pahnke was quoted in an article about a recorded phone conversation between Georgia officials and President Trump. The Nation 1/5/2021

 


Professor and Chair of Labor Studies John Logan commented on Google’s response to employee unionization. The Hill 1/5/2020; Vice 1/5/2020

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Martha Lincoln commented on the COVID-19 vaccine and heading into the second year of the pandemic. The Atlantic 12/29/2020

The 1968 student strike at SF State was mentioned in an op-ed about the debate over ethnic studies curricula for California public schools. Napa Valley Register 1/4/2021

 


Professor Emeritus of Africana Studies Wade Nobles was quoted in an article about the history of Yellow Springs, Ohio. Yellow Springs News 1/4/2020

Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies Rachel Gross commented on debates over traditional Jewish foods. Times of Israel 1/1/2021; The Jerusalem Post 12/31/2020

Associate Professor of History Kym Morrison was quoted in an article about how 2020 defined art in San Francisco. San Francisco Examiner 12/31/2020

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on the recent vandalism to the homes of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. KNBC-TV 12/31/2020 (This interview aired on seven NBC-affiliated stations.)

Lecturer of Criminal Justice Studies James Dudley discussed whether or not police officers should be required to have college degrees. Police One 12/30/2020

Professor of Jewish Studies Marc Dollinger commented on separating religion and politics in an article about U.S. Senate candidates Kelly Loeffler and Raphael Warnock. The Forward 12/30/2020

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Martha Lincoln was quoted in an article about the coronavirus pandemic. Route Fifty 12/29/2020

SF State nursing students helped create an educational coloring book for children to help them learn about the coronavirus. KMPH-TV 12/30/2020; WFAF-TV 12/30/2020; KOBI-TV12/30/2020 (This story aired on 22 Fox-affiliated stations.) (Clips not available.)

Alumna Jessica Lauser was interviewed about being a U.S. Blind chess champion. Yahoo! News 12/29/2020

Alumnus Nathan Tan was interviewed about his starring role in the children’s television show “Uncle Nate’s Creativity Time.” San Francisco Chronicle 12/30/2020

Alumnus Michael Corrigan wrote an op-ed about the end of 2020. Idaho State Journal 1/1/2021

The 1968 student strike and the establishment of the College of Ethnic Studies at SF State were referenced in multiple articles about the CSU’s ethnic studies requirements. CALMatters 12/30/2020; KQED 12/28/2020