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


April

Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin’s group “Pack the Courts” was discussed in a radio segment. KXNT 4/22/2019; KFBK 4/22/2019; KIRO 4/22/2019 (Clips not available online; this segment was aired on eight stations.)

School of Public Affairs & Civic Engagement Associate Professor Jasper Rubin commented on a Palo Alto park that’s restricted to residents of the area. San Francisco Chronicle 4/21/2019; SFGate 4/21/2019

Professor of Geography & Environment Ellen Hines and alumnae Kaytlin Ingman and Karen Backe wrote an editorial explaining a recent surge in whales becoming entangled in fishing gear. San Francisco Examiner 4/21/2019

School of Public Affairs & Civic Engagement Lecturer James Dudley participated in a roundtable discussion on school safety. PoliceOne.com 4/19/2019

Director of the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies Persis Karim commented in a story about how Arabs and Iranians are racially categorized in the U.S. Census. The Post-Bulletin 4/20/2019

Alumnus David Fechheimer, one of the nation’s leading private investigators, died earlier this month. The Times 4/22/2019

Alumnus Forrest Gander won the Pulitzer Prize in poetry for his collection “Be With.” The Press-Democrat 4/20/2019; San Francisco Chronicle 4/19/2019

Alumna Regina Louise’s experiences in the foster care system inspired a movie, “I Am Somebody’s Child.” Romper 4/20/2019

Alumnus Matt McEwan commented on San Francisco’s availability of public transit. Great American Country 4/20/2019

Alumnus Anthony Santos, former mayor of San Leandro, died on Monday. East Bay Times 4/19/2019; Insurance News Net 4/19/2019

Alumnus Ed Arnow, a longtime KPIX reporter, died earlier this month. KPIX 4/18/2019

The origin of SF State’s College of Ethnic Studies was mentioned in an article about Brandeis University’s black studies program. WGBH 4/21/2019


Professor of Political Science James Martel discussed the concept of “authority” on a radio segment. KALW 4/19/2019

Dean of the College of Education Cynthia Grutzik commented on California’s shortage in fully credentialed teachers. Lake County Record-Bee 4/16/2019

Alumna Lisa Ramirez adapted a 1902 Russian play to be set in an Oakland homeless encampment. East Bay Times 4/18/2019; The Mercury News 4/18/2019


Professor of Liberal Studies Tanya Augsburg led the curation of an art exhibit that includes the work of more than 40 feminist artists, entitled “F213.” KPFA 4/17/2019

Alumnus Forrest Gander won the Pulitzer Prize in poetry for his collection of poems “Be With.” Petaluma Argus-Courier 4/17/2019

Alumnus Jose Antonio Vargas launched a campaign to make scholarships available to undocumented students. Lincoln Journal Star 4/17/2019

Alumnus Leonard McNeil, the first African American mayor of San Pablo, California, died on Sunday. SFGate 4/17/2019

Alumnus Leo Bersamina is judging entries for the “Into the Blue” art exhibit, which will be displayed this summer at the Village Theatre in Danville, California. Danville San Ramon 4/17/2019

Alumnus Mario Robinson is the new varsity football coach for Carpinteria High School in Carpinteria, California. Coastal View 4/17/2019

An editorial about a 1970 police raid on a San Francisco gay bar mentioned then-SF State student Charlie Christman. San Francisco Bay Times 4/17/2019

The origin of SF State’s College of Ethnic Studies was referenced in an op-ed about black studies. The Westside Gazette 4/17/2019


Director of SF State’s Confucius Institute Jiaxin Xie discussed a “Chinese Bridge” Chinese proficiency and cultural contest that will be held in San Francisco this weekend. Xinhua 4/17/2019

Professor of Geography & Environment Jason Henderson commented on the news that Uber and Lyft’s electronic bikes in San Francisco used faulty brakes. San Francisco Examiner 4/16/2019

Alumnus Chris Larsen and his wife Lyna Lam gave a $25 million gift to SF State in the digital currency XRP. Chronicle of Philanthropy 4/17/2019

Alumnus Mario Robinson is the new varsity football coach for Carpinteria High School in Carpinteria, California. Noozhawk 4/16/2019

Alumnus Kevin Clarke was profiled for his insect artwork business Bugs Under Glass. Petaluma Argus-Courier 4/15/2019


Alumnus Rupert García spoke at an opening day symposium for the Smithsonian American Art Museum exhibit “Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965–1975.” Hyperallergic 4/16/2019

Alumnus David Carnahan was appointed city clerk for the city of Sunnyvale, California. SFGate 4/15/2019

SF State was listed among the San Francisco neighborhoods that are vulnerable to a large earthquake. Curbed San Francisco 4/15/2019


Director of SF State’s Confucius Institute Jiaxin Xie discussed the 15th Chinese Bridge Cup, a Chinese language competition. Xinhua 4/13/2019

Amy Sueyoshi was named dean of SF State’s College of Ethnic Studies. Diverse: Issues in Higher Education 4/12/2019

Professor of American Indian Studies Andrew Jolivette commented on a photo project in which Native Americans posed in the place of a controversial statue. NBC Bay Area 4/12/2019

Alumnus Kevin Clarke was profiled for his insect artwork business Bugs Under Glass. The Press Democrat 4/13/2019

Alumna Kathryn Stahl will be the new assistant principal at Concord-Carlisle High School in Concord, Massachusetts. Wicked Local Concord 4/12/2019


Professor of Cinema Joseph McBride was interviewed about his book “Frankly: Unmasking Frank Capra.” MassLive 4/12/2019

Amy Sueyoshi was named dean of SF State’s College of Ethnic Studies. San Francisco Examiner 4/11/2019

Carmen Domingo was named dean of SF State’s College of Science and Engineering. Chronicle of Higher Education 4/11/2019

Professor of Analytical-Environmental Chemistry Peter Palmer’s research on environmental toxins in Bayview Hunters Point was referenced in an article. San Francisco Bay View 4/11/2019

An article about digital addiction referenced research by Professor of Health Education Erik Peper on the mental-health impact of phone use. Daily Kos 4/11/2019

Former student Brant Ward was profiled for his work as a newspaper photographer. Petaluma Argus Courier 4/12/2019

Alumnus David Fechheimer, one of the nation’s leading private investigators, died earlier this month. San Francisco Chronicle 4/11/2019

SF State’s push to build new housing was mentioned in an editorial about a San Francisco supervisor’s effort to restrict building larger units. San Francisco Business Times 4/11/2019


Professor Emeritus Robert Cherny commented on a controversial historical mural at George Washington High School in San Francisco. The New York Times 4/11/2019

Professor of Health Education Erik Peper was quoted in an article about ways to put limits on phone use. Men’s Health 4/11/2019

Lecturer of Race and Resistance Studies Kerri Ann Borja discussed Guam’s history in a radio piece. KALW 4/11/2019

Professor of Physics and Astronomy Adrienne Cool commented on images of a black hole announced yesterday by scientists. KPIX 4/10/2019; KRON4 4/10/2019 (clip not available online)

Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies Amy Sueyoshi will receive the Phoenix Award from the Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community later this month. Bay Area Reporter 4/10/2019

A $25 million gift to SF State from alumnus Chris Larsen and his wife Lyna Lam was referenced in an article about the digital currency XRP. Invest in Blockchain 4/11/2019

An article about teaching approaches referenced SF State’s Experimental College and Africana Studies program. Multibriefs 4/10/2019

The 50th anniversary of SF State’s 1968 student-led strike was referenced in an editorial about the impact of the 1960s protest movement. Indianapolis Recorder 4/11/2019


Professor of Geography & Environment Jason Henderson discussed the transportation improvements that would be necessary to improve commutes in the Bay Area. KCBS 4/9/2019

Alumnus Chris Larsen and his wife Lyna Lam gave a $25 million gift to SF State, believed to be the largest gift ever made in a digital asset to a university in the U.S. SFGate 4/9/2019; Miles City Star 4/8/2019

Alumnus Patrick Harman is running for mayor in the city of Oak Harbor, Washington. Whidbey News-Times 4/9/2019

Alumnus Rick Jacobs is leaving his position as the news director for KGW-TV, Portland’s NBC affiliate station. Oregon Live 4/9/2019

Alumna Kealeigh Rogerson is the new life enrichment director at Aegis of Napa. Napa Valley Register 4/5/2019

Former student Dickie Mills was profiled for his career as a jazz trumpeter. Reno Gazette Journal 4/9/2019

SF State’s location and student body demographics were mentioned in an article about Stonestown Galleria’s food offerings. San Francisco Chronicle 4/10/2019; SFGate 4/10/2019

At a vigil for rapper Nipsey Hussle, who died last month, an attendee mentioned a 2015 performance at SF State by the musician. Oakland North 4/9/2019


Professor Emeritus Robert Cherny commented on a controversial historical mural at George Washington High School in San Francisco. Richmond Review 4/5/2019

A $25 million gift to SF State from alumnus Chris Larsen and his wife Lyna Lam was referenced in a column. San Francisco Chronicle 4/9/2019

Student Chris Shurn was featured in a documentary about life after prison. Miami Herald 4/8/2019

An article about Massachusetts banning LGBT conversion therapy referenced research by SF State’s Family Acceptance Project on the connection between the practice and teen suicide. Axios 4/9/2019

A new proposal would make it more difficult to build large units in a neighborhood near SF State. San Francisco Business Times 4/9/2019

The origin of SF State’s College of Ethnic Studies was referenced in an op-ed about black studies. The Charleston Chronicle 4/8/2019; Greater Diversity News 4/8/2019


Alumnus Chris Larsen and his wife Lyna Lam gave a $25 million gift to SF State, believed to be the largest gift ever made in a digital asset to a university in the U.S. The Washington Post 4/5/2019; The Seattle Times 4/5/2019; The Houston Chronicle 4/5/2019 (This story was published in over 200 news outlets.)  

Professor of Biology Sarah Cohen and students Jeyna Perez and Noah Jaffe wrote about their research to understand an epidemic affecting California’s sea stars. San Francisco Examiner 4/7/2019

Lecturer of Journalism Emil Guillermo wrote an editorial about a lack of ethnic studies perspectives in the media. Diverse: Issues in Higher Education 4/7/2019

Former student Harry Smith is featured in an upcoming documentary about basketball as a way to aid rehabilitation in prison. San Francisco Chronicle 4/8/2019

SF State alumnus George Marcus will be the grand marshal of the New York Greek Parade on April 14. Greek Reporter 4/7/2019

SF State’s 1968 student-led strike was referenced in a review of a stage performance by artist Lars Jan. Los Angeles Times 4/7/2019

An SF State study showing a link between smartphone use and feelings of isolation was mentioned in an article about ways to feel less isolated at work. Multibriefs 4/5/2019

The origin of SF State’s College of Ethnic Studies was referenced in an op-ed about black studies. Black Press USA 4/7/2019


Alumnus Chris Larsen and his wife Lyna Lam gave a $25 million gift to SF State, believed to be the largest gift ever made in a digital asset to a university in the U.S. San Francisco Business Times 4/5/2019; New York Business Journal 4/5/2019; San Francisco Chronicle 4/4/2019; SFGate 4/4/2019

An article about the U.S. Democratic Party’s strategy around the Supreme Court referenced Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin’s group “Pack the Courts.” Washington Examiner 4/5/2019 (article is paywalled)

School of Public Affairs & Civic Engagement Lecturer James Dudley participated in a roundtable discussion on the topic of effecting change in the workplace. PoliceOne 4/4/2019

Associate Professor of Asian American Studies Wesley Ueunten is a member of the Global Uchinānchu Alliance, a new group that aims to lobby the U.S. government for Okinawa, Japan. Ryukyu Shimpo 4/1/2019

Student Ocean Noah helped organize a trip to Houston to rebuild a home that was destroyed by Hurricane Harvey. Jewish Herald-Voice 4/4/2019

Alumna Teeka James was profiled for her work as a union leader at the College of San Mateo. San Mateo Daily Journal 4/5/2019

Alumna Steefenie Wicks, remembered for her love of Sausalito, died last month. San Francisco Chronicle 4/4/2019; SFGate 4/4/2019; LMT Online 4/4/2019

Alumnus David Fechheimer, one of the nation’s leading private investigators, died on Tuesday. Boston Globe 4/4/2019


Assistant Professor of International Relations Anthony Pahnke commented on Mexico’s response to a potential closing of the border with the U.S. Wisconsin State Farmer 4/3/2019

An opinion article about the Supreme Court referenced Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin’s group “Pack the Courts.” Before It’s News 4/2/2019

Student Soledad Castillo discussed her experience as a refugee from Honduras. KALW 4/3/2019

Student Carlos González is co-organizing the RGB Arts and Music Festival, which will be held at SF State in May. The Bay Bridged 4/2/2019

Alumna Jennifer Takahashi opened the Grateful Dandelion Atelier, a children’s art and yoga studio, in Pacific Beach, California. La Jolla Times 4/3/2019

Alumnus Ben Randle was awarded the Drama League’s Leo Shull New Musicals Directing Fellowship. New Jersey Stage 4/1/2019

Alumnus and chef Mourad Lahlou was featured in a story about his relationship with his fiancée. Pointe Magazine 3/28/2019

The 15th Chinese Bridge Cup, a Chinese language competition, was co-hosted by SF State. China Daily 4/3/2019

An article about a legal fight between the city of San Francisco and California university systems around parking taxes mentioned SF State. Bloomberg Tax 4/3/2019


Professor of Jewish Studies Marc Dollinger discussed the settlement of a lawsuit that alleged an environment of anti-Semitism at SF State. J. 4/1/2019

Professor of Philosophy Anita Silvers, a nationally recognized advocate for disability rights, passed away earlier this month. Today 3/31/2019

Director of the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies Persis Karim commented in a story about how Arabs and Iranians are racially categorized in the U.S. Census. Miami Herald 3/31/2019; Sacramento Bee 3/31/2019; Charlotte Observer 3/31/2019 (This story was covered by 38 news outlets.)

Professor of Biology Dennis Desjardin discussed some unique qualities of mushrooms. Lake County News 3/31/2019

Professor and Chair of the Department of History Trevor Getz wrote an essay about the potential of comics for teaching history. Qrius 3/31/2019; Aeon 3/29/2019

A study by Professor of Health Education Erik Peper found a link between posture and confidence. Inc. 3/30/2019

Student Kirk Stevenson commented on the Green New Deal, a U.S. House of Representatives resolution that aims to mitigate climate change. The Nation 4/1/2019

Student Nishant Malhotra discussed his work with Bridgegood, an organization that provides design experience to students and job-seekers. KNTV 3/31/2019 (clip not available online)

Alumnus and civil rights activist Robert L. Green will speak at Lansing Community College’s 2019 commencement ceremony. Fox 47 4/2/2019

Alumna and award-winning poet Linda Gregg passed away on March 20. Los Angeles Times 4/1/2019; The Washington Post 3/29/2019; SFGate 3/29/2019 (This story was covered by six news outlets.)

Alumnus Moin Khan was interviewed about a trip in which he rode a motorcycle from the U.S. to Pakistan. Tour Radar 4/1/2019

Alumnus Ben Randle was awarded the Drama League’s Leo Shull New Musicals Directing Fellowship. Broadway World 4/1/2019

Alumna and pioneering feminist filmmaker Barbara Hammer passed away earlier this month. The Lily 3/31/2019

A person brandished a gun at a family member near SF State over the weekend. KRON 3/31/2019; SFGate 3/31/2019


March

A study by Professor of Biology Jonathon Stillman about the impact rising temperatures will have on humans and wildlife was referenced in a story about how allergies are affected by climate change. Consumer Affairs 3/29/2019

Director of the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies Persis Karim commented in a story about how Arabs and Iranians are racially categorized in the U.S. Census. San Diego Union-Tribune 3/28/2019; Ya Libnan 3/28/2019

Professor of Philosophy Anita Silvers died on March 14. The Chronicle of Higher Education 3/28/2019

Professor of Biology Vance Vredenburg was quoted in a story about an invasive amphibian-killing fungus. Scientific American 3/28/2019

Student Emily Curiel commented on the state assembly’s recent policy proposal to curtail abuse in college admissions. ABC7 3/29/2019

Alumna Wanda Lee Graves was profiled for giving a $15,000 gift to the Norman Area Library in Montgomery County, Arkansas. Montgomery County News 3/28/2019

Alumnus and chef Mourad Lahlou was featured in a story about his relationship with his fiancée. Dance Magazine 3/28/2019

The settlement of a lawsuit concerning an alleged environment of anti-Semitism at SF State was discussed on a radio panel. WLS-AM 3/28/2019; KGO-AM 3/28/2019 (clips not available online)

An SF State study on the interior air temperature of vehicles was referenced in a story about the death of a K-9 dog that was trapped in a car. ABC11 3/28/2019


Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Jimmy Bagley published a study that found elite women weightlifters have the same amount of specialized muscle fibers as their male counterparts. Yahoo! News 3/28/2019

Director of the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies Persis Karim commented in a story about how Arabs and Iranians are racially categorized in the U.S. Census. Los Angeles Times 3/28/2019

Alumna and poet Linda Gregg died last week. New York Times 3/27/2019

Alumna and pioneering feminist filmmaker Barbara Hammer passed away earlier this month. Washington Post 3/27/2019; SFGate 3/27/2019; LMT Online 3/27/2019

Alumnus Heren Patel will perform in the four-person play “A Prefect Ganesh” at the Cinnabar Theater in Petaluma, California. Argus Courier 3/28/2019

Alumnus Ben “Baller” Yang was profiled for his work creating jewelry for celebrities. The Hundreds 3/27/2019

An opinion article about Zionism referenced the settlement of a lawsuit alleging an environment of anti-Semitism at SF State. Jewish Press 3/28/2019

A website that arranges relationships between young people and older financial benefactors listed SF State among its top 20 schools where students use the site. OC Weekly 3/27/2019


A 1972 paper on ocean microplastics by Professor of Biology Edward Carpenter was referenced in a story about plastic pollution. EcoWatch 3/26/2019

A study co-authored by Professor of Equity, Leadership Studies and Instructional Technologies David Hemphill on the impact of discrimination on Muslim children was cited in a story about the aftermath of shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand. Minnesota Public Radio 3/26/2019

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on the impact of an increase in money spent on San Francisco elections. San Francisco Chronicle 3/26/2019

Alumnus Mark Jackson is co-directing the play “Kill the Debbie Downers!,” which will open on March 29 at Berkeley’s Shotgun Players. East Bay Express 3/27/2019

SF State settled a lawsuit concerning an alleged environment of anti-Semitism on campus. Jewish Ledger 3/26/2019; Mosaic 3/26/2019


A 1972 paper on ocean microplastics by Professor of Biology Edward Carpenter was referenced in a story about plastic pollution. The Revelator 3/26/2019

Professor of Labor Studies John Logan commented on the use of anti-union lawsuits in a story about conservative groups targeting public employee unions. Sacramento Bee 3/26/2019

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on the impact of an increase in money spent on San Francisco elections. SFGate 3/26/2019

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential candidacy. Washington Post 3/25/2019; SFGate 3/25/2019

An SF State program that integrates teaching music with math was referenced in a story about reasons to study arts in high school. Shanghai Daily 3/26/2019

A study by SF State’s Center for Research and Education on Gender and Sexuality was referenced in a story about United Airlines accepting non-binary gender identification. CCN 3/25/2019

Alumna Stephanie Reiko Gee was named a 2019 Northern California Cherry Blossom Queen Program candidate. Rafu Shimpo 3/25/2019

SF State will be closed April 1 for Cesar Chavez Day. KTVU 3/25/2019 (clip not available online)


Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin discussed his organization Pack the Courts, which aims to expand the number of U.S. Supreme Court justices. The Wall Street Journal 3/25/2019; The Epoch Times 3/22/2019

A story about the lasting impact of SF State’s 1968 campus strikes featured Associate Professor and Chair of Race and Resistance Studies Jason Ferreira, Professor Emerita Laureen Chew and a number of alumni. WAMU 3/24/2019

The Great Sunflower Project, a citizen science project founded by Professor of Biology Gretchen LeBuhn, was referenced in a story about insect conservation. Bay Nature 3/25/2019

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Michael David Lukas was honored as a winner at the 2018 National Jewish Book Awards for his novel “The Last Watchman of Old Cairo.” The Jewish News of Northern California 3/22/2019

Lecturer of Humanities Peter Richardson commented on the significance of San Francisco bookstore City Lights in the literary scene. Los Angeles Time 3/24/2019

Professor of Philosophy Anita Silvers, a nationally recognized advocate for disability rights, passed away earlier this month. The New York Times 3/22/2019; Boston Globe 3/23/2019; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 3/23/2019 (This story was covered by 27 news outlets.) 

Professor of Biology Jonathon Stillman published a study detailing how future heat waves, intensified by climate change, will impact humans and animals. KCBS-AM 3/24/2019

Professor of Management John Sullivan discussed the importance of hiring employees who are able to adapt to new technologies. PSNews 3/25/2019

Alumnus Robert L. Harris and his book “Goodbye, Arkadelphia: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities” were mentioned in an editorial about Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchison. Arkansas Democrat Gazette 3/24/2019

Alumnus Charles Amirkhanian was profiled for his record label Other Minds, which held its 24th annual festival last weekend. Hoodline 3/22/2019

Alumna Rachel Kippen is the new executive director of O’Neill Sea Odyssey, a Santa Cruz County non-profit that teaches children about ocean conservation. Santa Cruz Sentinel 3/23/2019

Alumnus Philip Lenberg was named the music director of the Ukiah Symphony Association. Lake County News 3/23/2019; Lake County Record-Bee 3/22/2019

Alumnus and journalist Kopi Sotiropulos won the Fresno Bee’s 2019 People’s Choice Award for Television Anchor or Weathercaster. The Fresno Bee 3/23/2019

SF State’s 1968 student-led strike was referenced in a story about an exhibit by artist Lars Jan. Los Angeles Times 3/22/2019; San Diego Union-Tribune 3/22/2019

SF State settled a lawsuit concerning an alleged environment of anti-Semitism on campus. Tablet Magazine 3/25/2019; Washington Times 3/22/2019; Daily Caller 3/22/2019 (This story was covered by seven news outlets.)


Professor of Philosophy Anita Silvers, a leading advocate for equality for people with disabilities, passed away Thursday morning. Daily Nous 3/14/2019

Student Desirae Zuniga commented on a recent college admissions scandal and the importance of making the most of a college education regardless of the school’s prestige. ABC7 3/14/2019

Student and Anchor Brewing employee Patrick Machel was quoted in a story about the creation of the company’s new union. San Francisco Chronicle 3/13/2019

Alumna Linda Imonti was named a managing partner for accounting firm KPMG’s Chicago office. Crain’s Chicago Business 3/15/2019

Former student and musician Andy Frasco was interviewed about his band The U.N. and their show in Philadelphia. The Coatesville Times 3/14/2019; The Unionville Times 3/14/2019; The Times of Chester County 3/14/2019

SF State research showing that spending money on experiences provides more happiness than material purchases was referenced in an article about ways to spend money. Business Insider 3/14/2019 

SF State students are among those who have traveled to South Africa through the work of Oakland youth group Culture Keepers. Post News Group 3/14/2019

A website that arranges relationships between young people and older financial benefactors lists SF State among its top 20 schools where students use the site. CBS Los Angeles 3/14/2019; CBS Cleveland 3/14/2019 (This story was featured in 38 media outlets.)


Professor of Geography & Environment Jason Henderson commented on incidents in which bicyclists are hit by opening car doors. San Francisco Examiner 3/18/2019

Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies Rachel Gross was part of a panel discussion about the impact of food on Jewish culture and identity KPIX-TV 3/17/2019 (clip not available online) 

Professor of Philosophy Anita Silvers, a leading advocate for equality for people with disabilities, passed away last Thursday morning. Bioethics.net 3/17/2019

Alumna Helen Grieco will host a forum in Martinez, California, about voting redistricting in the city. Martinez News-Gazette 3/17/2019

Alumna and pioneering feminist filmmaker Barbara Hammer passed away this weekend. Dazed 3/18/2019Art Forum 3/17/2019

An SF State student commented on a recent college admissions scandal and the importance of making the most of a college education regardless of the school’s prestige. ABC10 3/16/2019 (clip not available online)

Alumnus Greg Acuna was profiled for a card game that teaches children to be kind. O Heraldo 3/16/2019

An SF State student was reportedly hit by a car while walking across 19th Avenue last week. KPIX 3/16/2019; KBCW-TV 3/15/2019 (clips not available online)

Alumnus Charlie Hall, inventor of the waterbed, was featured in a video about the furniture’s rebrand. MSN Money 3/15/2019

Alumna Bianca Luchetti was named Northern California sales manager for Silverado Vineyards. Argus Courier 3/15/2019

SF State’s 1968 student-led strike was referenced in a panel discussion about Japanese American internment during WWII. The Rafu Shimpo 3/15/2019

A website that arranges relationships between young people and older financial benefactors lists SF State among its top 20 schools where students use the site. KRON 4 3/17/2019New York Post 3/15/2019


The late Associate Professor of History Dawn Mabalon’s book about Filipino American labor organizer Larry Itliong was featured in an article. Northwest Asian Weekly 3/22/2019

Assistant Professor of Biology Rori Rohlfs and alumna Rochelle Reyes discussed their study looking into the historical role of women in genetics. WGBH 3/22/2019

Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin discussed his organization Pack the Courts, which aims to expand the number of U.S. Supreme Court justices. Mother Jones 3/22/2019

A story about the lasting impact of SF State’s 1968 campus strikes featured Associate Professor and Chair of Race and Resistance Studies Jason Ferreira, Professor Emerita Laureen Chew and a number of alumni. NPR 3/21/2019; KPBS 3/21/2019; KALW 3/21/2019 (This story from NPR’s Code Switch podcast was featured in more than 120 news outlets.)

Professor of Philosophy Anita Silvers, a nationally recognized advocate for disability rights, passed away last Thursday. San Francisco Chronicle 3/21/2019; SFGate 3/21/2019

Professor of History Marc Stein discussed measures that would make it illegal to discriminate against LGBT individuals in the U.S. Time 3/21/2019

Professor of Biology Katharyn Boyer discussed her research on the restoration of eelgrass beds in San Francisco Bay. Bay Nature 3/21/2019

Alumnus Michael Tavoliero was questioned about his social media usage upon his nomination to the Alaska Real Estate Commission. Anchorage Press 3/21/2019

Alumna Yufoka Kurioka was profiled for her organization No Gate Tea, which aims to educate about the Japanese tea ceremony. East Bay Times 3/22/2019

The play “How to Keep an Alien,” directed by alumna Gemma Whelan, will be performed at Corrib Theatre in Portland, Oregon. Broadway World 3/21/2019

SF State settled a lawsuit concerning an alleged environment of anti-Semitism on campus. Inside Higher Ed 3/22/2019; San Francisco Chronicle 3/21/2019; SF Examiner 3/21/2019 (This story was covered by 20 news outlets.)


The passing of Professor of Philosophy Anita Silvers was mentioned in an editorial about grief in the disability community. The New York Times 3/21/2019

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on presidential candidate Kamala Harris’ campaign. CBS San Francisco 3/20/2019

An exercise in a comics studies class taught by Assistant Professor of Humanities Nick Sousanis was referenced as a resource for teaching about Homer’s “Odyssey.” The New York Times 3/21/2019

Lecturer of Communications Studies Jennifer Zenovich commented on the Serbian foreign minister’s response to the fatal shootings in Chirstchurch, New Zealand. MSN Canada 3/20/2019

Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin’s organization Pack the Courts aims to expand the number of U.S. Supreme Court justices. Washington Examiner 2/20/2019

Alumna and pioneering lesbian filmmaker Barbara Hammer died last weekend. The New York Times 3/20/2019; Pulse 3/21/2019

Alumna Doris Foley was profiled for her work as a historian and archivist in Western Nevada County, California. The Union 3/20/2019

A collection of short stories by alumnus Juan Alvarado Valdivias, “Ballad of a Slopsucker,” received a review. The Mercury News 3/20/2019

Director of the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies Persis Karim discussed an upcoming conference at SF State that will focus on Iranian diaspora experiences. SF Weekly 3/21/2019

SF State settled a lawsuit concerning an alleged environment of anti-Semitism on campus. Courthouse News 3/20/2019; The Jewish News of Northern California 3/20/2019; Jewish Journal 3/20/2019

An article about IT errors referenced a security vulnerability discovered at SF State in 2016. Information Week 3/20/2019


Lecturer of Communications Studies Jennifer Zenovich commented on the Serbian foreign minister’s response to the fatal shootings in Chirstchurch, New Zealand. CBC 3/20/2019

Student Madi Bolanos was named a 2019 Politico Journalism Institute participant. Connect Bridgeport 3/20/2019

Alumna Madison Davis was profiled for her work on housing as Mayor of Brisbane. East Bay Times 3/19/2019; The Mercury News 3/19/2019

Alumna Johanna Fassbender was profiled for her health and fitness services in Yazoo City, Mississippi. The Yazoo Herald 3/19/2019

Alumna and pioneering lesbian filmmaker Barbara Hammer died last weekend. Q Voice News 3/20/2019; The Art Newspaper 3/18/2019

Alumnus Philip Lenberg was named the Ukiah Symphony Association Music Director. The Ukiah Daily Journal 3/19/2019

Alumna Sybil Ajay Sanford was featured in a story about women-owned wine businesses. Marin Independent Journal 3/19/2019

Alumnus Rhonda Seacrest donated a Roy De Forest lithograph to the Prairie Arts Center in Nebraska. North Platte Bulletin 3/19/2019

Alumnus and actor Michael Torres is in the cast of the Aurora Theatre Company’s upcoming performances of “The Importance of Being Ernest.” Broadway World 3/19/2019

SF State’s Fine Arts Gallery has an exhibit showing for artist Andrew Schoultz. Juxtapoz 3/19/2019


Lecturer of Creative Writing Heather Gibbons discussed her upcoming writing workshop, which will take place in Port Angeles, Washington. Peninsula Daily News 3/19/2019

SF State student Rachel Church described her previous struggles with homelessness and drug use. Mission Local 3/19/2019

SF State student Luis Ramirez-Martinez commented on a recent college admissions scandal. ABC7 3/15/2019

Alumna Phyllis Molloff wrote a letter to the editor about a recent college admissions scandal. Los Angeles Times 3/19/2019

Alumna Lorraine Capparell’s ceramic artwork was featured in an article. Buddhistdoor 3/19/2019

A conference to be held at SF State later this month will focus on the Iranian diaspora experience. WENY 3/18/2019; KXTQ-FM 3/18/2019


Professor of Health Education Mickey Eliason discussed a study she conducted that aimed to improve the health of lesbian and bisexual women. NBC News 3/14/2019

Research by Professor of Political Science Ron Hayduk was referenced in a story on misinformation about a voting bill presented by Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives. Tucson Sentinel 3/13/2019

Professor of Biology Jonathon Stillman published a study detailing how heat waves will impact humans and animals. Consumer Affairs 3/13/2019; Prevention Web 3/13/2019

Graduate student Gerard Graybosch, who died in a car crash last month, was mentioned in a story about the rise in traffic collisions in San Francisco. SF Weekly 3/14/2019

Alumnus Charlie Hall, inventor of the waterbed, was featured in a video about the furniture’s rebrand. Business Insider 3/14/2019

Alumnus Danny Glover was the keynote speaker at the Bayview Access Point one year anniversary event. San Francisco Bay View 3/13/2019; Before It’s News 3/13/2019

SF State hosted a National Student Leadership Diversity Convention conference last month. Times Herald-Record 3/14/2019       

SF State was referenced as creating the first Black Studies program in the country. Austin Chronicle 3/13/2019

A website that arranges relationships between young people and older financial benefactors lists SF State among its top 20 schools where students use the site. Bro Bible 3/13/2019

SF State collaborated with Little Diversified Architectural Consulting on an entry to an architectural design competition. The Architects Newspaper 3/13/2019


Student Madi Bolanos was named a 2019 Politico Journalism Institute participant. Politico 3/12/2019

Alumna Carly Allen was elected to the board of directors of the Flight Path Museum at Los Angeles International Airport. eGlobal 3/13/2019

Alumna Catherine Wagner will premiere an art exhibit in April at the San Jose Art Museum. ArtFix Daily 3/12/2019

Alumna Karen Bowles described her challenges with an autoimmune disease and as a victim of the Carr Fire. Ashland Tidings 3/12/2019

An op-ed about LGBTQ conversion therapy referenced research by SF State’s Family Acceptance Project. App 3/13/2019

A website that arranges relationships between young people and older financial benefactors lists SF State among the top 20 schools where students use the site. KFMB-TV 3/12/2019 (clip not available online); Fan Buzz 3/12/2019

A shooting that occurred near SF State’s campus was referenced in a story about a crime app. Nextgov 3/12/2019


Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin was quoted in a story about the Democratic Party contemplating a strategy to add more justices to the Supreme Court. CNN 3/11/2019Seattle Times 3/11/2019The Telegraph 3/11/2019 (This was published in 20 media outlets.) 

Lecturer of Journalism Emil Guillermo wrote an editorial about diversity in the United States Congress. Diverse: Issues in Higher Education 3/11/2019

Assistant Professor of Educational Administration Irina Okhremtchouk provided commentary in a story about Oakland’s teacher strike. San Francisco Chronicle 3/11/2019

Alumnus Brian Frank was featured for his work on a photojournalism workshop for ex-convicts. KQED 3/11/2019

A historical photo of an SF State English class was used in a story about the work of Black Panther photographers. HyperAllergic 3/12/2019

SF State research was referenced as validating an automated sales tool that predicts the personality of buyers. Forbes 3/11/2019

Family Acceptance Project research on the effects of family rejection on LGBT youth was referenced in a profile of transgender musician Ryan Cassata. The Rainbow Times 3/11/2019

A shooting that occurred near SF State’s campus was referenced in a story about a crime app. CityLab 3/11/2019

A website that arranges relationships between young people and older financial benefactors lists SF State among its top 20 schools where students use the site. Fox 7 3/11/2019Fox 11 3/11/2019Fox 5 3/11/2019 (This story was published in 10 media outlets.)  


Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin was quoted in a story about the Democratic Party contemplating a strategy to add more justices to the Supreme Court. The Washington Post 3/11/2019; SFGate 3/11/2019; The Hour 3/11/2019 (This story was published in nine media outlets.)

Lecturer of Journalism Emil Guillermo wrote a column about International Women’s Day. Inquirer.net 3/11/2019

Assistant Professor of Educational Administration Irina Okhremtchouk provided commentary in a story about Oakland’s teacher strike. SFGate 3/11/2019

Associate Professor of Marketing Bruce Robertson was featured for his use of technology to personalize learning. EdSurge 3/11/2019

Professor Emeritus Mark Phillips wrote an editorial advocating for schools to address emotional challenges for students. Marin Independent Journal 3/10/2019

Professor Emeritus and Vice Chair of the Solano Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board Ramon Castellblanch provided commentary on opioid use in Solano County. Vallejo Times-Herald 3/8/2019

Assistant Professor of Political Science Rebecca Eissler discussed presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s proposal to break up large tech companies. East Bay Times 3/8/2019; San Jose Mercury News 3/8/2019; SiliconValley.com 3/8/2019

Director of the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies Persis Karim commented in a story about Persian New Year celebrations. San Francisco Chronicle 3/8/2019

Student Michael Liu was mentioned in a story about the Sunday Streets event held this weekend in San Francisco’s Mission District. San Francisco Chronicle 3/10/2019; SFGate 3/10/2019

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. San Francisco Bayview 3/10/2019

Alumna Carly Allen was elected to the board of directors of the Flight Path Museum at Los Angeles International Airport. Aviation Pros 3/11/2019

Alumnus Steve Cary is running for the Pecatonica School Board in Wisconsin. Wisconsin State Journal 3/10/2019

Alumna Karen Cooper is the featured artist for March at the Museum of Western Art in Kerrville, Texas. Cowboys and Indians 3/10/2019

Alumna Bianca Luchetti was named Northern California sales manager for Silverado Vineyards. Bonfort’s Wine and Spirits Journal 3/8/2019

The Confucius Institute at SF State hosted the 15th annual Chinese Bridge Cup Contest, aimed at connecting American and Chinese people through language and culture. Sina 3/11/2019; Xinhua News Agency 3/10/2019; CGTN 3/10/2019


A study by Assistant Professor of Biology Rori Rohlfs and seven SF State undergraduates revealed the historical role of women in genetics. MSN News 3/8/2019

An SF State study about how LGBTQ youth are affected when rejected by their families was referenced in a story about a proposed ban on conversion therapy in Georgia. Instinct Magazine 3/7/2019

Alumna Jayshree Ullal was featured in a story about female business leaders. Deccan Chronicle 3/8/2019My Times Now 3/7/2019

Alumna Beth Peters commented on a Girl Scouts STEM initiative. Sacramento Business Journal 3/7/2019

Alumnus and activist Jose Antonio Vargas was profiled for his memoir “Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen.” Nob Hill Gazette 3/6/2019


Assistant Professor of Humanities David Peña-Guzman was featured in a story about his five-hour reading class “The Reading Experiment: The Power of the Book.” EdSurge 3/6/2019

Professor of International Relations Andrei Tsygankov wrote an editorial about speculation that U.S.  President Donald Trump colluded with Russia. Washington Times 3/6/2019

Student Liza Estrada was quoted in a story about the use of the term “Latinx.” NBC News 3/7/2019

Alumnus Tavis Boise is running for Santa Barbara City Council. Noozhawk 3/7/2019

Alumnus Michael Brown was profiled for his work as the director of marketing for Harrah’s Laughlin, a casino. Laughlin Entertainer 3/5/2019

Alumnus Samuel Crossley was interviewed about his role as a cinematographer on the Academy Award-winning documentary “Free Solo.” KTVU 3/5/2019; Fox 35 3/5/2019 (clips not available online)

Alumna Lex Sloan was promoted to executive director of San Francisco's Roxie Theatre. Hoodline 3/5/2019

Former SF State student Charles Smith was profiled for his work as a winemaker for Smith-Madrone Vineyards and Winery. Napa Valley Register 3/5/2019

Former SF State student Ruben Federizon was profiled for his new book “Salampati,” a book of choral arrangements and Filipino folk songs. Inquirer.net 3/4/2019

A panel discussion about visual artists in the Iranian diaspora scheduled at SF State was mentioned in a story about Iranian American artists. SF Weekly 3/7/2019

SF State will offer master classes taught by award-winning composer David Shire. KALW 3/6/2019; San Francisco Chronicle 3/5/2019

SF State experienced sporadic power outages Tuesday night. KPIX 3/5/2019 (clip not available online)


Assistant Professor of Kinesiology James Bagley commented on the health benefits of jumping rope. Runner’s World 3/5/2019

Student Michaela Byrd commented on her desire to run for elected office in a story about a conference that encouraged young women to get involved in politics. Oakland North 3/4/2019  

Graduate student Gerard Graybosch was killed in a car crash. SFGate 3/4/2019; San Jose Mercury News 3/4/2019; San Francisco Examiner 3/4/2019 (This story was published in 12 media outlets.)

Alumnus Ben Yang was profiled for his work creating jewelry for celebrities. Earn The Necklace 3/5/2019

Former student and actor Darren Kagasoff will play a role in the new NBC show “The Village.” The Jewish News of Northern California 3/4/2019

Alumna Tina Kashiwagi’s work will be shown at a Japanese American art exhibit in San Jose’s Japantown. Ragu Shimpo 3/4/2019

Alumnus and musician Sky Nelson-Isaacs was interviewed about the concept of “synchronicity.” Coast to Coast AM 3/4/2019

Alumnus Dennis Rasmussen was featured for his new novel “Guys in Their 20s in the ’60s, a Novel Inspired by Actual Events.” Digital Journal 3/4/2019; KWTV 3/4/2019; Erie News Now 3/4/2019 (This story was published in 19 media outlets.)

Alumna Janet Varney was interviewed about her role on the television series “You’re the Worst.” Prohbtd 3/5/2019

In a story about a mountain climbing book, SF State was mentioned as a place where mountain climbers would get their vitals checked prior to a climb. Outside Magazine 3/5/2019

SF State’s Great Sunflower Project was mentioned as a partner in a PBS television broadcast capturing springtime phenomena around the country. Broadway World 3/4/2019


Professor of Africana Studies Shawn Ginwright was part of a panel discussion about solutions to heal traumatized children. KUOW 3/1/2019

Professor of Journalism Venise Wagner commented on the support black women are giving each other due to the #MeToo movement in a story about a celebrity affair. The New York Times 3/1/2019

Chioke Robinson, an assistant track coach at SF State, was arrested by San Jose police for alleged sexual misconduct with minors prior to his employment at SF State. Crime Voice 3/1/2019

Student Cameron Thomas was mentioned in a story about ways to pay for college. The Sacramento Observer 3/1/2019

Former student Mike Brooks was profiled for his work as a concert photographer. Dallas Observer 3/4/2019

Alumnus Samuel Crossley was interviewed about his role as a cinematographer on the Academy Award-winning documentary “Free Solo.” KTVU 3/3/2019 (clip not available online)

Alumnus David Windley was appointed to the DHI Group, Inc. board of directors. Citybizlist 3/3/2019

SF State’s 1968-69 student-led strike was referenced in a photo story about the year 1969. Ravalli Republic 3/4/2019


Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed Christianity in young adults. Black Christian News 2/28/2019

Musician Solange’s new album used a sample from a poem by SF State alumna Pat Parker, a writer and activist. Bustle 3/1/2019

Alumna Sima Malak wrote about her work as an interior designer in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Arab News 2/28/2019http://www.arabnews.com/node/1459586/saudi-arabia  

Alumna Juliana Lustenader stars in Bay Area Musicals’ current production of “Violet” at San Francisco’s Alcazar Theatre. East Bay Times 2/28/2019

Alum Kealeigh Rogerson was promoted to life enrichment director of Aegis of Napa, an assisted living facility. Napa Valley Register 2/28/2019

Alumnus Mohammad Javad Zarif’s resignation from the post of Iran’s foreign minister was rejected by the country’s president. Asia Times 2/28/2019

Perceived anti-Semitism at SF State was referenced in an article about the influence of progressive politics on religious movements. Tablet Magazine 3/1/2019


February

Professor of History Marc Stein’s book “The Stonewall Riots” received a review. Kirkus Reviews 2/28/2019

Alumna Juliana Lustenader stars in Bay Area Musicals’ current production of “Violet” at San Francisco’s Alcazar Theatre. The Mercury News 2/28/2019

Alumnus Mohammad Javad Zarif’s resignation from the post of Iran’s foreign minister was rejected by the country’s president. Caspian News 2/27/2019

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 Reporter 2/27/2019


Alumnus and novelist David Madden will participate in a residency at East Tennessee State University. Black Mountain News 2/27/2019

Alumnus Mohammad Javad Zarif’s resignation from the post of Iran’s foreign minister was rejected by the country’s president. The Washington Post 2/26/2019; CNN 2/26/2019; Boston Globe 2/26/2019 (This story has been covered in more than 50 news outlets to date.)

Alumnus Caleb Cabrera was profiled for his work onstage as an actor and as a pedicab operator in San Francisco. San Francisco Chronicle 2/26/2019

Alumnus Samuel Crossley was a cinematographer for the documentary “Free Solo,” which won an Academy Award. The Times-Herald 2/25/2019 (clip not available online)

Several unrelated events at SF State caused confusion on Monday night. SFGate 2/26/2019; San Francisco Examiner 2/26/2019; SFBay 2/26/2019; SFist 2/26/2019

An SF State study on the benefits of captioning educational videos was cited in an article about accessibility technologies in classrooms. EdTech Digest 2/26/2019


Lecturer in Journalism Emil Guillermo discussed his “Diversity in Media” class at SF State in an editorial about media coverage of hate crimes. Diverse: Issues in Higher Education 2/25/2019

Alumnus Mohammad Javad Zarif announced his resignation from the post of Iran’s foreign minister. The Washington Post 2/26/2019; NBC News 2/25/2019; Fox News 2/25/2019 (This story was covered in more than 40 news outlets.)

Alumnus Samuel Crossley was a cinematographer for the documentary “Free Solo,” which won an Academy Award. ABC7 2/25/2019; NBC Bay Area 2/25/2019; KCBS 2/25/2019; KPIX 2/25/2019 (clips not available online)

A woman was shot at a home just south of the SF State campus last night. SFGate 2/26/2019; The Mercury News 2/26/2019; KTVU 2/25/2019 (This story was covered in 11 news outlets.)


A study co-authored by Assistant Professor of Health Education Lara Cushing used satellite data to show the extent of an oil and gas industry practice called “flaring.” SFGate 2/24/2019; Chron 2/24/2019; Miami Herald 2/24/2019 (This Associated Press story was published in over 90 news outlets.)

Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin discussed his organization Pack the Courts, which aims to expand the number of U.S. Supreme Court justices. Politico 2/25/2019

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Instructor Andrew Fraknoi commented on some astronomers’ reluctance to proactively contact possible extraterrestrial life. San Francisco Chronicle 2/24/2019; SFGate 2/24/2019

Associate Professor of Latina/Latino Studies Jeff Duncan-Andrade was awarded the Brock International Prize in Education. The News-Review 2/23/2019

Professor of Health Education Erik Peper discussed his study showing that poor posture at work can result in shoulder and back pain. Los Angeles Sentinel 2/22/2019

Chioke Robinson, an assistant track coach at SF State, was arrested by San Jose police for alleged sexual misconduct with minors prior to his employment at SF State. NBC Bay Area 2/22/2019; KRON4 2/22/2019; The Mercury News 2/22/2019 (This story was covered by six news outlets.)

Alumnus Samuel Crossley was a cinematographer for the documentary “Free Solo,” which won an Academy Award last night. East Bay Times 2/25/2019; The Mercury News 2/25/2019

Alumnus and writer Ernest Gaines was profiled for his writing about the lives of black Americans. WBRZ 2/24/2019

SF State was among the schools visited by the group Students Supporting Israel as part of a video campaign. Jewish Journal 2/22/2019


Lecturer of Music Reuben Zellman is the director of New Voices Bay Area, a chorus for transgender, intersex and genderqueer singers. San Francisco Chronicle 2/22/2019

Professor of Geography & Environment Jason Henderson commented on the public backlash against electric scooter companies. Truthdig 2/21/2019

Associate Professor and Chair of Race and Resistance Studies Jason Ferreira discussed the legacy of Bay Area activist Eric Quezada. KALW 2/21/2019

Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies Christen Sasaki will moderate a discussion at a showcase of films about the wartime incarceration of Japanese Americans. Nichi Bei 2/21/2019

Alumna Joy Kong was selected as the top doctor of the year in stem cell therapy by the International Association of Top Professionals. Desert Sentinel 2/22/2019; KAKE-TV 2/21/2019; KFMB-TV 2/21/2019 (This story was covered in over 20 news outlets.)

Alumna and blues singer Jacqueline Ruth Johnson, also known as Lady Mem’fis, passed away on Feb. 9. San Francisco Bay View 2/21/2019

Alumna Bianca Lucchetti is the new Northern California sales manager for Silverado Vineyards. Napa Valley Register 2/21/2019


A study by Assistant Professor of Biology Rori Rohlfs and seven SF State undergraduates revealed the historical role of women in genetics. Smithsonian 2/21/2019

Lecturer of Health Education Kenn Burrows discussed the SF State Holistic Health Learning Center’s annual Gandhi-King Season of Nonviolence. PRN-FM 2/20/2019

Alumna Rachel Bublitz’s play “Ripped” will premiere at Z Space in San Francisco in May. Broadway World 2/20/2019

Alumna Deon Batchelder wrote about the process of downsizing as people age. Village Life 2/20/2019

Former student Boots Riley discussed his activism and filmmaking. Uncova 2/20/2019


Professor of Health Education Erik Peper discussed his study showing that poor posture at work can result in shoulder and back pain. Black Press USA 2/20/2019

A study co-authored by Assistant Professor of Health Education Lara Cushing used satellite data to show the extent of an oil and gas industry practice called “flaring” in a region of Texas. Victoria Advocate 2/19/2019

Director of SF State’s DocFilm Institute Soumyaa Behrens was listed as one of 15 Bay Area filmmakers to watch. Make it Better 2/19/2019

Alumna Bianca Lucchetti is the new Northern California sales manager for Silverado Vineyards. Wine Industry Advisor 2/19/2019; WineBusiness.com 2/19/2019; Spirited 2/19/2019


Professor of Geography & Environment Jason Henderson discussed the political environment around a proposed high-speed rail line in California. KCBS-AM 2/19/2019 (clip not available online)

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on the connection between voter engagement and turnout. San Francisco Chronicle 2/18/2019; SFGate 2/18/2019

Student Estevan Lopez and his student debt were referenced in an article about debt and financial aid. KRON4 2/19/2019

SF State student Bailey Zuk discussed her volunteer work collecting pieces of plastic on Ocean Beach for a research study. KLBK 2/18/2019; KGPE 2/18/2019 (clip not available online)

SF State alumna Alicia Garza, a co-founder of Black Lives Matter, was featured in a video about the formation of the movement. Creative Mornings 2/18/2019


Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman discussed U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent emergency declaration to build a border wall. KTVU 2/14/2019 (clip not available online)

SF State student Bailey Zuk discussed her volunteer work collecting pieces of plastic on Ocean Beach for a research study. WVLT 2/18/2019 (clip not available online); WAFB 2/18/2019 (clip not available online); KPIX 2/17/2019

Alumna Rocio Chavez attended a fundraising event for the nonprofit Moms Against Poverty. Mission Local 2/17/2019

Alumnus Alex Reyes, who died last week, was remembered in an editorial. Newsday 2/17/2019

Research from SF State’s Family Acceptance Project on the negative impacts of LGBT conversion therapy was cited in an article about proposed legislation in Arizona to ban the practice. AZFamily 2/15/2019; KTVK 2/15/2019 (clip not available online)

SF State research on the internal temperature of cars was referenced in an article about a new Tesla feature for safely leaving dogs in a car. This Dog’s Life 2/15/2019


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)