SF State in the News 2020

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


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May

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted in an article about Asian Americans advocating against pandemic-related hate crimes. Reuters 5/29/2020 (This article was published on 53 news sites.)

Director of SF State’s Family Acceptance Project Caitlin Ryan was quoted in an article about a new study designed to increase family support for Hispanic LGBTQ youth. Curve Magazine 5/29/2020

Alumna Skye McLennan was named the new director of the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival. KSBY News 5/28/2020

An article about an increase in pandemic-related hate crimes cites the Stop APPI Hate website, which the Asian American Studies Department helped launch to record such attacks. The Fresno Bee 5/28/2020 (This article was published on 12 news sites.)


Alumnus Hector Soto is the new principal of Cali Calmécac Language Academy. The Windsor Times 5/27/2020

Alumnus, artist and founder of Red Bay Coffee Keba Konte was interviewed about how his company responded to COVID-19 regulations. The Miami Times 5/27/2020

A report by the Asian American Studies Department on increased incidents of pandemic-related hate crimes was cited in multiple articles about how San Diego’s local government is responding to the pandemic. The San Diego Tribune 5/27/2020; The San Diego Tribune 5/27/2020


An article by Professor of Jewish Studies Marc L. Dollinger was quoted in an editorial. Times of Israel 5/26/2020

Director of SF State’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Kathy Bruin discussed OLLI’s shift to online classes this spring and what that means for the seniors who signed up for them. San Francisco Chronicle 5/26/2020; SF Gate 5/26/2020

The 1968 student strike and the founding of SF State’s College of Ethnic Studies were mentioned in an article about the new PBS docuseries “Asian Americans.” Nichi Bei 5/21/2020


A book on Asian American art by Professor of Art Mark Johnson was mentioned in an article about how artists are responding to the pandemic. 48 Hills 5/25/2020

Student Health Services Psychiatrist Dr. Ronald Holt discussed supporting mental health for students during the pandemic. ABC 7 5/25/2020

Professor of Marketing Subodh Bhat commented on Elon Musk’s plan to move the Tesla manufacturing plant out of California due to pandemic-related restrictions on operations. Bloomberg 5/24/2020 (This article was published on 22 news sites.)

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted in multiple articles about the impact of pandemic-related harassment on Asian American health care workers. The Star 5/23/2020; Pleasanton Weekly 5/24/2020

Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto discussed how face masks are complicating nonverbal communication. The Atlantic 5/22/2020

Professor of English Language & Literature Larry Hanley, Lecturer of Humanities Brad Erickson and Professor of Women & Gender Studies Juliette Hua co-wrote an op-ed about the impact of budget cuts and COVID-19 on higher education. San Francisco Examiner 5/22/2020

The late poet Michael McClure, an alumnus, was remembered. The Independent 5/25/2020

A report by the Asian American Studies Department on increased incidents of pandemic-related hate crimes was cited in multiple news segments about racist flyers posted in San Leandro. KABC-TV 5/26/2020; KFSN-TV 5/25/2020; KGO-TV 5/23/2020

A webpage to document xenophobic attacks against Asian Americans that was launched with help from the Asian American Studies Department was mentioned in an article about increased attacks worldwide. KPIX 5/23/2020


A report by Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung about increased pandemic-related xenophobia was cited in an article about an attack on an Asian American couple in Seattle. The Seattle Times 5/21/2020

Alumnus Kelcey Ayer was interviewed about his career with the indie band Local Natives. Spill Magazine 5/22/2020

SF State student Sam Moore wrote an article about the health challenges the trans community is experiencing during the pandemic. El Tecolote 5/21/2020

Alumna and Santa Rosa Vice Mayor Victoria Fleming was profiled. The North Bay Business Journal 5/22/2020

Alumnus and Sonoma Mayor Logan Harvey was profiled. The North Bay Business Journal 5/22/2020

The 1968 student strike and the founding of the College of Ethnic Studies at SF State were discussed in an article about Asian American History. Time 5/22/2020


Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted in an article about an increase in pandemic-related discrimination against Asian Americans in Northern California. The Independent 5/21/2020

Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto discussed how face masks are complicating nonverbal communication. Elemental Magazine 5/20/2020

A discrimination-tracking webpage that Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung helped establish was referenced in a news segment about the impact of pandemic-related harassment on Asian American health care workers. Hawaii Telegraph 5/21/2020; San Francisco Examiner 5/20/2020 (This topic was featured on 33 news sites.)

The 1968 student strike and founding of a Black Studies program at SF State were discussed in an article about influential history teachers. The Chicago Crusader 5/20/2020


Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed a video he recently launched to help combat pandemic-related hate crimes against Asian Americans. KTXL-TV 5/20/2020 (clip unavailable)

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Martha Lincoln commented on states’ varying responses to the pandemic. The Atlantic 5/20/2020

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted in an article about the impact of pandemic-related discrimination on Asian American doctors. The Washington Post 5/19/2020; MSN News 5/19/2020 (This article was published by 13 news outlets.)

An article about anti-China political ads mentioned the Stop APPI Hate website, which the Asian American Studies Department helped launch. Huffington Post 5/19/2020 (This article was published on three news sites.)


President Lynn Mahoney discussed why high school students shouldn’t take a gap year before attending college. KGO-TV 5/18/2020; KOFY-TV 5/18/2020 (clip unavailable)

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed tracking and combatting pandemic-related hate crimes against Asian Americans. KTVU-TV 5/19/2020; Vice News 5/19/2020; KCBA-TV 5/18/2020 (clip unavailable)

Criminal Justice Studies Lecturer James Dudley commented on the limitation of free speech for law enforcement officers while in uniform. Police One 5/18/2020

An SF State study on vehicle temperatures was cited in an article about systems that remind drivers about passengers in back seats. MotorTrend Magazine 5/19/2020

An article about an increase in pandemic-related attacks against Asian Americans mentioned the Stop APPI Hate website, which the Asian American Studies Department helped launch. SF Gate 5/18/2020


Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto discussed how face masks are complicating nonverbal communication. KCBS-AM 5/15/2020 (clip unavailable)

SF State students MaryJane Johnson and Corey Browning discussed difficulties completing their journalism internships during the pandemic. San Francisco Examiner 5/17/2020

SF State student William Hunter was quoted in an article about the CSU’s decision to continue remote learning into fall 2020. Reuters 5/15/2020 (This story was featured on 62 news outlets.)

Alumna Angélica Garcia is the first Chicana president of Berkeley City College. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 5/15/2020

Alumna and artist Donna Levreault was profiled. The Union 5/15/2020

Television and film producer Ron Ziskin, an alumnus, died May 9. MSN 5/15/2020

SF State was listed among the first colleges to establish an Asian American Studies program in an article about Asian American history. PBS SoCal 5/15/2020

An article about Los Angeles County officials urging people to report hate crimes against Asian Americans discussed an anti-discrimination website launched by SF State’s Asian American Studies Department. Asian Journal 5/16/2020

An op-ed about the CSU’s decision to continue remote learning in fall 2020 mentioned SF State. SF Gate 5/14/2020

SF State was mentioned in an article about how higher education is adapting to primarily remote instruction. San Francisco Chronicle 5/17/2020; MSN 5/17/2020


SF State student Kaycee Cayabyab discussed her experience graduating during the pandemic. SF Gate 5/15/2020

Associated Students President Preyansh Kotecha commented in an article about a state audit of the CSU system. San Francisco Chronicle 5/14/2020

The founding of SF State’s College of Ethnic Studies was mentioned in an op-ed about ethnic studies education. Inside Higher Ed 5/15/2020

SF State was featured in an interview with CSU Chancellor Timothy White about the decision to continue remote instruction in fall 2020. Good Morning American 5/14/2020


President Lynn Mahoney discussed how SF State is planning for continued remote learning during the pandemic. KGO-TV 5/13/2020

Professor Emeritus of Counseling Robert Chope commented on supporting mental health during the pandemic. The New York Times 5/14/2020

School of PACE Lecturer James Dudley commented on how law enforcement officers can help reduce child abuse during the pandemic in a segment of “PBS NewsHour.” WNET-TV 5/13/2020

Professor of Geography & Environment Jason Henderson commented on a development plan for the area of Market and Van Ness in San Francisco. San Francisco Examiner 5/13/2020

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung and a website he helped establish were discussed in an article about advocates working to stop anti-Asian discrimination. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 5/14/2020


President Lynn Mahoney was quoted in multiple articles about SF State’s plans for the fall 2020 semester. KCBS 5/13/2020; KRON 4 5/13/2020; San Francisco Chronicle 5/12/2020 (This topic was covered by eight news outlets.)

Professor of Labor Studies John Logan discussed how employers are responding to the unionization efforts of essential workers. Z Magazine 5/13/2020; Axios 5/12/2020

Professor of Asian American Studies Dan Gonzales and Professor Emeritus of Asian American Studies Laureen Chew discussed the 1968 student strike on an episode of the PBS docuseries “Asian Americans.”  WNET-TV 5/12/2020

Associate Professor for the Department of Equity Leadership Study Brian Beatty discussed the pros and cons of remote learning. Inside Higher Education 5/13/2020


School of PACE Lecturer James Dudley was quoted in an article about law enforcement staffing during the pandemic. Police One 5/12/2020

Professor of Geography & Environment Jason Henderson discussed public transportation operation following the pandemic. KCBS-AM 5/11/2020

Alumnus King Yaw Soon directed a short film titled “All I Did Was Smile and Say Hello,” which is part of the KQED Homemade Film Festival. KQED 5/11/2020

Alumna and Executive Director of the nonprofit Success Centers Liz Jackson-Simpson was profiled. High Times 5/11/2020

The 1968 student strike at SF State was mentioned in multiple stories about the new PBS docuseries “Asian Americans.” Los Angeles Times 5/11/2020


Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Instructor Andrew Fraknoi discussed astronomy on the podcast “The Pat Thurston Show.” KGO-AM 5/8/2020

SF State senior MaryJane Johnson wrote an article about her experience with self-isolation during the pandemic. SF Weekly 5/9/2020

The 1968 student strike and the founding of SF State’s College of Ethnic Studies were mentioned in multiple stories about the new PBS docuseries “Asian Americans.” Huffington Post 5/11/2020; San Francisco Chronicle 5/9/2020; KQED 5/8/2020 (This topic was covered by 15 news sites.)


Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted in an article about a resolution passed in San Antonio, Texas, regarding pandemic-related hate speech. Daily Mail 5/8/2020

SF State student Noor Baig wrote an article about how Bay Area Muslims are adapting their religious traditions during the pandemic. El Tecolote 5/7/2020

Alumnus Francisco Durán is the new superintendent for Arlington County Public Schools in Virginia. WTOP-FM 5/8/2020

Alumnus and poet Michael McClure died May 4. The Washington Post 5/7/2020


President Lynn Mahoney wrote an op-ed about why graduating high school seniors should consider going directly to college rather than taking a gap year. San Francisco Chronicle 5/7/2020; MSN 5/7/2020

Professor of Labor Studies John Logan discussed the impact that anti-union campaigns are having on essential workers in multiple articles. Truthout 5/7/2020; The Intercept 5/6/2020

SF State student Amanda Law discussed being discriminated against in an article about pandemic-related xenophobia. The Gulf Times 5/7/2020; Daily Magazine 5/7/2020; NBC News 5/6/2020 (This story was covered by four media outlets.)

Founder of the nonprofit organization GEMINI José Luis Ascolani, an alumnus, discussed how he is helping health care workers and first responders during the COVID-19 crisis. The San Diego Tribune 5/7/2020

Alumna and retired middle school teacher Olwen Peterson was profiled. Argus Courier 5/7/2020

Alumnus Jonathan Overby wrote about how music can express gratitude. Wisconsin Public Radio 5/7/2020

Alumnus and poet Michael McClure died May 4. New York Times 5/6/2020

An article about the new PBS docuseries “Asian Americans” mentioned the founding of SF State’s College of Ethnic Studies. Pasadena Weekly 5/6/2020


An article about how higher education is adapting to the COVID-19 crisis cites a podcast recorded by Lecturer for the Department of Equity, Leadership Studies and Instructional Technologies Kevin Kelly. Inside Higher Education 5/6/2020

Research Fellow for Research & Sponsored Programs Cathy Samayoa was featured on a podcast about stress and cancer. Salud America! 5/6/2020

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Studies Dilara Yarbough wrote an article about advocating for safe housing for homeless women during the pandemic. Ms. Magazine 5/5/2020

Lecturer of Political Science David Lee commented on the debate over a proposal to reserve hotel rooms for the city’s homeless population. The Wall Street Journal 5/5/2020

Labor Studies Lecturer Bill Sokol commented on a lawsuit against Uber and Lyft. San Francisco Examiner 5/5/2020

Alumnus and poet Michael McClure died May 4. San Francisco Chronicle 5/5/2020

An article about the new PBS docuseries “Asian Americans” discussed the founding of SF State’s College of Ethnic Studies. PBS SoCal 5/5/2020


The founding of SF State’s College of Ethnic Studies was referenced in an article about the new PBS docuseries “Asian Americans.” The Oregonian Online 5/4/2020

Alumna and illustrator Anika Orrock was profiled in an article about artists affected by the pandemic. Gulf Today 5/5/2020


Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung commented on the increase in reports of pandemic-related hate crimes. The Anchorage Press Online 5/1/2020; KNX-AM 5/3/2020 (clip unavailable.)

SF State student Madelyn Swanson discussed running her own business during the COVID-19 crisis. Benicia Herald 5/1/2020

Alumna and writer Judy Juanita was profiled. Kirkus Review 5/2/2020

Principal for the nonprofit organization Black Futures Lab Alicia Garza, an alumna, was quoted in an article about how a traffic ticket changed Martin Luther King Jr.’s life. AP News 5/4/2020

Multiple articles about pandemic-related hate crimes cite the Stop APPI Hate website, which the Asian American Studies Department helped launch to record such attacks. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 5/4/2020; Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder 5/2/2020


Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung commented on the potential for an increase in pandemic-related hate crimes. KCBS-AM 4/30/2020

Professor of Labor Studies John Logan was quoted in multiple articles about grocery store employee safety. Texas Observer 5/1/2020; NBC News 5/1/2020


April

Professor of Asian American Studies Daniel Phil Gonzales was quoted in an article about Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Inquirer 4/30/2020

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung and the website he helped establish to track xenophobic attacks against Asians were discussed in multiple articles about an increase in pandemic-related hate crimes. San Francisco Chronicle 4/29/2020; Yahoo! News New Zealand 4/29/2020; The Rafu Shimpo 4/29/2020

Alumna Danna Rocca was hired as assistant principal at Petaluma Junior High School. Argus-Courier 4/29/2020

A website documenting xenophobic attacks against Asian Americans that was launched with help from the Asian American Studies Department was discussed in a story about efforts to help Asian American-owned businesses hurt by the pandemic. KXTV 4/30/2020

Multiple articles about hate crimes against Asian Americans mention the Stop APPI Hate website, which the Asian American Studies Department helped launch to track such attacks. New York Daily News  4/30/2020; Pasadena Weekly 4/30/2020


Professor Emeritus of History Bill Issel commented on pandemic-related protests. The Guardian 4/29/2020; Yahoo! News 4/29/2020

Professor of Labor Studies John Logan was quoted in an article about layoffs and union organizing during the pandemic. ACQ Magazine 4/28/2020

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung and the website he helped establish to track xenophobic attacks against Asians were cited in a news story about an increase in pandemic-related hate crimes. NPR 4/28/2020 (clip unavailable.)

 


Professor Emeritus of History Bill Issel commented on pandemic-related protests. The Guardian 4/29/2020; Yahoo! News 4/29/2020

Professor of Labor Studies John Logan was quoted in an article about layoffs and union organizing during the pandemic. ACQ Magazine 4/28/2020

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung and the website he helped establish to track xenophobic attacks against Asians were cited in a news story about an increase in pandemic-related hate crimes. NPR 4/28/2020 (clip unavailable.)

 


Professor of Labor Studies John Logan was quoted in an article about layoffs and union organizing during the pandemic. New York Times 4/28/2020

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted in multiple articles about pandemic-related discrimination against Asian Americans. NBC News 4/28/2020; Gainesville Sun 4/27/2020

Former SF State student Brandon Lee, who was shot last year while working with human rights organizations in the Philippines, is having difficulty finding affordable housing in the Bay Area. KQED 4/27/2020 (clip unavailable.)

A website documenting xenophobic attacks against Asian Americans that was launched with help from the Asian American Studies Department was mentioned in an op-ed. The Philadelphia Sunday Sun 4/26/2020


President Lynn Mahoney encouraged prospective college students to embrace remote learning in an article about the impact COVID-19 is having on higher education. The San Diego Union-Tribune 4/27/2020
Professor of Labor Studies John Logan commented on the need for grocery stores to be more transparent about employees who test positive for COVID-19. NPR 4/26/2020; KQED 4/26/2020 (clip not available)

Professor of Biology Ravinder Sehgal commented on the impact the COVID-19 crisis will have on field research. The Wire 4/25/2020

The Great Sunflower Project, a citizen science initiative run by Professor of Biology Gretchen LeBuhn, was mentioned in an article about gardening while sheltering in place. The Shawnee News-Star 4/25/2020

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted in an article about the increase in xenophobia against Asians due to the COVID-19 crisis. MSN 4/25/2020

An episode of “Book TV” in which Lecturer of Journalism Roland De Wolk discussed his book “American Disruptor: The Scandalous Life of Leland Stanford” recently aired. C-Span 2 4/24/2020

Professor of Economics Anoshua Chaudhuri commented on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on retail stores in the Bay Area. KQED 4/24/2020

SF State student Isik Berfin discussed learning traditional Zaza and Kurdish music from her mother in an article about preserving California’s immigration history through music. South Carolina Public Radio 4/24/2020

A report by SF State’s Asian American Studies Department about anti-Chinese xenophobia was cited in an article about increased discrimination linked to COVID-19. CGTN 4/27/2020


Assistant Professor of International Relations Anthony Pahnke wrote an article about how COVID-19 relief is needed for agricultural workers. Truthout 4/23/2020

Lecturer of Race and Resistance Studies Jackie Fielder wrote an op-ed about how to keep people from losing their homes due to the COVID-19 crisis. San Francisco Examiner 4/23/2020

SF State students Wilson Gomez and Sahar Swaleh co-wrote an article about increased reports of hate crimes against Asian Americans and a webpage Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung helped establish. El Tecolote 4/23/2020

Alumnus Dick Kortz was interviewed about his art. Pasatiempo 4/24/2020

Alumna Danna Rocca was hired as assistant principal at Petaluma Junior High School. The Press Democrat 4/23/2020

Former SF State student Brandon Lee, who was shot last year while working with human rights organizations in the Philippines, was profiled in an article about finding affordable housing in the Bay Area. KQED 4/23/2020

The Welcome Back Initiative, founded by former SF State faculty member José Ramón Fernández-Peña, was discussed in an article about immigrant doctors wanting to help fight COVID-19. The New Yorker 4/23/2020

The 1969 occupation of Alcatraz by SF State students was discussed in an interview with Sarah James, an Alaskan Native activist who is fighting against drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife refuge. KSKA-FM 4/23/2020 (clip not available)


Professor of Labor Studies John Logan commented on Walmart’s lack of follow-through on a plan to provide face masks to employees. Vox 4/23/2020

A tweet by alumna Molly Sanchez was featured in a list of pandemic-related social media messages from comedians. SF Gate 4/23/2020

Alumna Mira Martin-Parker wrote a letter to the editor about rent relief during the COVID-19 crisis. 48 Hills 4/22/2020

SF State was listed among universities considering plans for the fall 2020 semester. The Mercury News 4/22/2020

A report by SF State’s Asian American Studies Department about anti-Chinese xenophobia was cited in an article about the concerns of Asian Americans in the LGBTQ community. Vice 4/22/2020


A blog post by Assistant Professor of Biology Pleuni Pennings was quoted in an article about the unreliability of blood test to detect COVID-19. MEAWW 4/22/2020

Caitlin Ryan, the director of SF State’s Family Acceptance Project, was cited in an article about how educators can support LGBTQ students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Teacher Magazine 4/21/2020

Professor of Labor Studies John Logan commented on the possibility of grocery stores closing to customers and allowing pick-up only. The Daily Wire 4/21/2020; KYW News Radio 1060 4/21/2020

Alumnus Dick Schultz was mentioned in a review of a wine produced by Orsi Family Vineyards in Sonoma. The Press Democrat 4/21/2020


Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed the negative impact of calling COVID-19 a “Chinese virus.” WGBH 4/21/2020; The Washington Post 4/21/2020; KCBS-AM 4/20/2020

Lecturer in Criminal Justice Ishman Anderson was profiled for his work mentoring students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Woodland Daily Democrat 4/20/2020

Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies Rachel Gross commented on a presentation she gave at a Jewish Community Library event, which was briefly disrupted due to a new trend called “Zoombombing.” J. Weekly 4/20/2020

Professor of Labor Studies John Logan commented on the possibility of grocery stores closing to customers and allowing pick-up only. WGN-TV 4/20/2020; WBRZ 4/20/2020; Napa Valley Register 4/20/2020 (This topic was covered by over 400 news outlets.)

SF State student Brandon Tanguma wrote an article about the impact of COVID-19 on Bay Area indie wrestling matches. El Tecolote 4/20/2020

Alumnus Rob Caughlan wrote an op-ed about redirecting national defense funds to national health. San Francisco Chronicle 4/20/2020

A webpage to document xenophobic attacks against Asian Americans that was launched with help from the Asian American Studies Department was mentioned in an article about increased attacks in New York City. Huffington Post 4/20/2020


Professor of Labor Studies John Logan commented on grocery stores closing to customers and allowing pick-up only. KRON4 4/19/2020; CNN 4/19/2020; Daily Mail 4/19/2020 (This topic was covered by 84 news outlets.)

An op-ed about park closures due to COVID-19 by Professor of Recreation, Parks & Tourism Nina Roberts was cited in an article about the impact of closures on underrepresented communities. Mother Jones 4/19/2020

Professor of Labor Studies John Logan commented on Walmart’s plan to make face masks mandatory for employees. Quartz 4/18/2020

Professor of Management John Sullivan discussed what being furloughed really means. CNBC 4/17/2020

SF State’s Student Resource & Empowerment Center compiled a list of Bay Area food banks. KGO 4/17/2020


President Lynn Mahoney was quoted in an article about a survey sent to SF State seniors asking how the University should proceed with Commencement. SF Gate 4/14/2020

Research by Professor of Health Education Erik Peper was cited in an article about working from home. Yahoo Lifestyle 4/16/2020

Alumna and therapist Mary Fennelly is offering free mental health counseling during the COVID-19 crisis. Chestnut Hill Local 4/17/2020

Alumnus and Director of the nonprofit organization Operation Shoestring Robert Langford was interviewed about how the organization is continuing to help children and families while schools are closed. The Northside Sun 4/17/2020


Associate Professor of Biology Wilfred Denetclaw discussed the increase in COVID-19 infections on the Navajo reservation. Navajo Times 4/16/2020

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed xenophobic attacks against Asian Americans as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. KCBS 4/16/2020; KLCC-FM 4/16/2020 (This topic was covered by four news outlets.)

Professor of Recreation, Parks & Tourism Nina S. Roberts was quoted in an article about park closures due to COVID-19. High Country News 4/16/2020

Professor of Decision Sciences Ramesh Bollapragada discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic has created a food shortage in the U.S. KKTV 4/14/2020

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted in an article about the impact the COVID-19 crisis has had on Asian-owned businesses. Medium 4/16/2020; The Press Democrat 4/15/2020

Alumnus and singer Johnny Mathis was interviewed about his music career. WCBE 4/16/2020

Alumnus Michael Gallagher was named superintendent of the Sunnyvale School District. The Mercury News 4/15/2020


President Lynn Mahoney was quoted in an article about a survey sent to SF State seniors asking how the University should proceed with Commencement. San Francisco Chronicle 4/14/2020

Professor of Labor Studies John Logan commented on the extra precautions grocery workers have to take to keep from becoming infected by COVID-19. Mel Magazine 4/15/2020

Assistant Professor of Biology Pleuni Pennings commented on a new study that suggests dogs may have helped transmit COVID-19 to humans. Live Science 4/15/2020; MEAWW 4/15/2020

Professor of Africana Studies Shawn Ginwright wrote an op-ed about how COVID-19 highlights the need to heal America’s racial divisions. San Francisco Chronicle 4/14/2020

Lecturer for the Department of Equity, Leadership Studies and Instructional Technologies Kevin Kelly was cited in an article about the need to reimagine higher education following the COVID-19 crisis. Inside Higher Ed 4/14/2020

The 1968 student strike at SF State was mentioned in an article about 1960s student activism in Los Angeles. The Guardian 4/15/2020


Professor of Labor Studies John Logan commented on the push for extra precautions at grocery stores to prevent employees from becoming infected with COVID-19. KRON 4 4/13/2020 (This topic was covered by over 200 news sites.)

Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin wrote an op-ed about Trump’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The New York Times 4/13/2020

Professor of History Marc Stein discussed San Francisco’s LGBTQ history in the docuseries “The California Century.” BBC Radio 3/4/2020

SF State student Gary Walker discussed how he is spending time during the COVID-19 shutdown. ABC News 4/14/2020 This story was published in over 300 news outlets.)

Alumni Rachel Garcia and Thu Tran, who make up the music duo “The Singer and The Songwriter,” discussed performing during the COVID-19 shutdown. San Francisco Chronicle 4/14/2020

A webpage documenting xenophobic attacks against Asian Americans that was launched with help from the Asian American Studies Department was mentioned in a news segment. KFBK-AM 4/13/2020 (clip not available)


Professor of Labor Studies John Logan was quoted in an article about how grocery stores can protect their employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Washington Post 4/12/2020; San Antonio Express News 4/13/2020; SF Gate 4/12/2020 (This article was published on 12 news sites.)

Professor of Labor Studies John Logan discussed employee union activism during a pandemic on the podcast “Dear Discreet Guide.” Podomatic 4/10/2020

Assistant Professor of Special Education Kathleen Mortier commented on a website that helps special education teachers work with students remotely. Ed Source 4/10/2020

Alumnus and inventor of the wetsuit Jack O’Neill was mentioned on the NBC docuseries “Bay Area Revelations.” NBC 4/11/2020

A report by SF State’s Asian American Studies Department about the increase in anti-Chinese xenophobia was cited in an article about encouraging people to be compassionate toward one another. The Statesman 4/12/2020

A webpage documenting xenophobic attacks against Asian Americans that was launched with help from the Asian American Studies Department was discussed. The Daily Journal 4/11/2020; KCET-TV 4/9/2020


Professor of Labor Studies John Logan was quoted in an article about how grocery stores can protect their employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. CNN 4/9/2020 (This story was published by 16 news outlets.)

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted in multiple articles about the increase in attacks against Asian Americans as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Washington Post 4/9/2020; The Washington Post 4/9/2020; Mountain View Voice 4/8/2020 (This topic was covered in seven news outlets.)

Professor of Health Education Erik Peper discussed the health benefits of opening windows. Elemental 4/8/2020

SF State student Ines Ayrault Montero wrote about her experience as an exchange student during the COVID-19 crisis. El Tecolote 4/9/2020

Alumna Alondra Vega commented on the postponement of SF State’s 2020 Commencement due to COVID-19. KQED 4/9/2020 (clip not available.)

A report by SF State’s Asian American Studies Department about the increase in anti-Chinese xenophobia was cited in an article about encouraging people to be compassionate towards one another. The Spokesman-Review 4/8/2020


Professor of Jewish Studies Marc Dollinger commented on alternative ways to celebrate Passover during the COVID-19 pandemic. San Francisco Examiner 4/7/2020

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted in multiple articles about the increase of attacks against Asian Americans as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Palo Alto Online 4/7/2020; KNBC-TV 4/7/2020 (This article was published on 11 NBC-affiliated sites.)

Research on the psychological impact of purchasing consumer goods conducted by Professor of Psychology Ryan T. Howell was referenced in a list of “happiness hacks.” MSN 4/7/2020

Alumna Angelica Garcia was selected to be president of Berkeley City College. SF Gate 4/7/2020

Alumna and physician Michelle Roland discussed applying lessons learned from the AIDs pandemic to the current COVID-19 crisis. J. Weekly 4/7/2020


Assistant Professor of International Relations Anthony Pahnke wrote an article about the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Culturico 4/7/2020

A study by Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel was cited in an article about ranked-choice voting. Longmont Observer 4/6/2020

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted in an article about how President Trump’s language when describing COVID-19 is fueling anti-Asian discrimination. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 4/6/2020

Alumna Nellie Partow discussed working as a fashion designer in New York during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Washington Post 4/7/2020


A webpage documenting xenophobic attacks against Asian Americans that was launched with help from Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was cited in multiple articles. The Washington Post 4/6/2020; ABC News Radio 4/5/2020; Inquirer 4/3/2020 (The ABC News article was published in 27 news outlets.)

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted in an article about threats made to owners of a Chinese restaurant in Connecticut. Valley Independent Sentinel 4/5/2020

A report compiled by Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung about an increase in xenophobic attacks against Asian Americans because of COVID-19 was mentioned. Rafu Shimpo 4/4/2020; Relevant Magazine 4/3/2020

Assistant Professor of Biology Pleuni Pennings was quoted in an op-ed about finding accurate information about COVID-19. Wired 4/5/2020

Alumnus and former San Francisco mayor Willie Brown Jr. was interviewed. Nob Hill Gazette 4/4/2020

Alumnus and entrepreneur Ben Yang, who is celebrated for the jewelry he creates under the name “Ben Baller,” was interviewed about a new project. Seattle Times 4/4/2020

Alumna and actor Liatile Mohale was interviewed about her play “Bitla la Morena.” Sunday Express 4/4/2020

Kansas City Chiefs coach Andrew Reid, a former SF State football coach, discussed working on game planning from home. West Hawaii Today 4/4/2020 (This story was published in three news outlets.)


Labor Studies Lecturer Bill Sokol commented on the proposed plan to allow gig workers to receive unemployment benefits. San Francisco Examiner 4/3/2020

Professor of Biology Ravinder Sehgal commented on the impact the COVID-19 crisis will have on scientific research in the field. Atlas Obscura 4/3/2020

Professor of Decision Sciences Susan Cholette commented on the panic buying of toilet paper sparked by the COVID-19 crisis. Tampa Bay Times 4/2/2020

Professor of History and Director of the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability Catherine Kudlick commented on innovations in education for blind students. WGBH-FM 4/2/2020 (clip not available)

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted in an article about an attack on an Asian American family in Texas. Daily Kos 4/2/2020

Kansas City Chiefs coach Andrew Reid, a former SF State coach, discussed working on game planning from home. Times Herald-Record 4/2/2020 (This story was published in 69 news outlets.)

Alumna and writer Rebecca Solnit’s new book “Recollections of My Nonexistence” was reviewed. The New Republic 4/3/2020

A report by SF State’s Asian American Studies Department about the increase in anti-Chinese xenophobia due to the COVID-19 crisis was cited in an article about U.S. citizenship for children adopted from Asian countries. Ms. Magazine 4/3/2020

A webpage documenting xenophobic attacks against Asian Americans that was launched with help from the Asian American Studies Department was mentioned. KGO 4/2/2020; Milwaukee Independent 4/3/2020

 


Professor of Labor Studies John Logan was quoted in an article about classifying grocery employees as essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. NPR 4/2/2020 (This story aired on 72 National Public Radio stations.)

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed a webpage created to document xenophobic attacks against Asian Americans as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Inside Higher Ed 4/2/2020; The Hill 4/2/2020; The Sacramento Bee 4/2/2020

Associate Professor of Race and Resistance Studies Jeff Duncan-Andrade discussed challenges teachers face working with students through distance learning. KQED 4/1/2020

Assistant Professor of History Felicia Angeja Viator was interviewed about her book “To Live and Defy in LA: How Gangsta Rap Changed America.” KQED-FM 4/1/2020

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung co-wrote an op-ed about how Trump’s language when describing COVID-19 is fueling anti-Asian discrimination. Los Angeles Times 4/1/2020 (This story was published in three news outlets.)

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted in an article about a white man in Canada who was arrested for threatening to infect indigenous people with COVID-19. Vice Canada 4/1/2020


A study by Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel was cited in an article about ranked-choice voting. High Country News Magazine 4/1/2020

Professor of Biology Sarah Cohen was quoted in an article about sea star populations in the San Francisco Bay Area. San Francisco Examiner 4/1/2020

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung commented on Chinese history in Monterey County. Atlas Obscura 3/31/2020

Professor of Biology Ravinder Sehgal commented on the impact the COVID-19 crisis will have on scientific research in the field. Slate Magazine 3/31/2020

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed a webpage created to document xenophobic attacks against Asian Americans as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. WBEZ-FM 3/31/2020; The Straits Times 3/31/2020; The Mercury News 3/31/2020

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted in an article about increased xenophobic attacks against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 crisis. Huffington Post 3/31/2020; Rafu Shimpo 3/27/2020

Professor of Labor Studies John Logan was quoted in an article about classifying grocery employees as essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Counter 3/30/2020


March

President Lynn Mahoney discussed the future of STEM education at SF State. San Francisco Business Times 3/27/2020

Professor Emeritus of History Jerald Combs discussed the lasting impact of the United States’ response to the COVID-19 crisis. USA Today 3/30/2020 (This story was published on 66 news sites.)

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Martha Lincoln discussed the increase in “generational shaming” linked to the COVID-19 outbreak. San Francisco Chronicle 3/29/2020 (This story was published in two news outlets.)

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted in an article about xenophobic attacks on Filipino Americans during the COVID-19 crisis. Asian Journal 3/28/2020

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted in an article about increased xenophobic attacks against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 crisis. USA Today 3/28/2020 (This story was published on over 200 USA Today-affiliated sites.)

Director of the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability Catherine Kudlick’s work with disabilities studies was discussed on a radio program. KPFA 3/27/2020

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed increased attacks against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 crisis. NBC News 3/27/2020 (This topic was published by 17 NBC-affiliated sites.)

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed a webpage created to document xenophobic attacks against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 crisis. KCBS-AM 3/28/2020 (clip not available)

A report by SF State’s Asian American Studies Department was cited in a podcast about COVID-19. CNN 3/27/2020 (This story was published on 16 news sites.)


Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed the increase in xenophobic attacks against Asian Americans as a result of the COVID-19 crisis on the NPR program “Morning Edition.” WNYC-FM 3/27/2020 (This segment aired on 49 NPR stations.)

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed a webpage created to document xenophobic attacks against Asian Americans as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. South Carolina Public Radio 3/27/2020; KQED 3/27/2020; Fox News 3/27/2020 (This topic was covered by 59 news outlets.)

Professor of Recreation, Parks & Tourism Nina S. Roberts co-wrote an op-ed about state park closures during the COVID-19 crisis. Bay Nature Magazine 3/26/2020

Professor Emeritus of Management Mitchell Lee Marks discussed ways to mentally cope during the COVID-19 crisis. Hawaii Public Radio 3/26/2020

A webpage documenting xenophobic attacks against Asian Americans that was launched with help from the Asian American Studies Department was mentioned. Vice 3/27/2020; KGO 3/26/2020

 

 


Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung commented on the launch of a webpage to document xenophobic attacks against Asian Americans. The Independent 3/26/2020

Assistant Professor of Special Education Kathleen Mortier discussed the challenges facing special needs students learning from home. Los Angeles Times 3/25/2020

Professor of Health Education Erik Peper was quoted in an article about tips for working at home. Yahoo Lifestyle 3/25/2020

Assistant Professor of International Relations Anthony Pahnke wrote an op-ed about investing in farming during the COVID-19 crisis. Rome News-Tribune 3/25/2020

Former SF State student Boots Riley discussed his career in music and working on the film “Sorry to Bother You” on the NPR radio program “Bullseye.” KNPR-FM 3/24/2020

A report by SF State’s Asian American Studies Department was cited in multiple articles about the increase in anti-Chinese xenophobia due to the COVID-19 crisis. Huffington Post 3/25/2020; Waseca County News 3/25/2020; Ms. Magazine 3/25/2020

A webpage to document xenophobic attacks against Asian Americans that was launched with help from the Asian American Studies Department was mentioned. Asian Fortune 3/26/2020; KNVN-TV 3/25/2020; Vox 3/25/2020 


Alumna and musician Aireene Espiritu was recently a guest on a San Francisco podcast. 48 Hills 3/24/2020

Alumna Natasha Ott, a social worker in New Orleans, died while waiting for her COVID-19 test results. Daily Magazine 3/24/2020

A report by SF State’s Asian American Studies Department was cited in multiple articles about the increase in anti-Chinese xenophobia due to the COVID-19 crisis. Minnesota Public Radio 3/25/2020

SF State’s Asian American Studies Department helped launch a webpage to document xenophobic attacks against Asian Americans. WGBH-FM 3/24/2020


Research on Lyme disease by Associate Professor of Biology Andrea Swei and Research Technician for Research & Sponsored Programs Ceili Peng was discussed in an article about biodiversity and the spread of disease. Bay Nature 3/24/2020

Professor of Modern Languages & Literatures Ilona Vandergriff discussed German words that describe the love of travel. BBC 3/24/2020

Assistant Professor of Africana Studies Ifetayo Flannery’s guest appearance on the podcast “A Moment of Truth” was mentioned in an article about coping with the COVID-19 crisis. KQED 3/23/2020

Alumna Natasha Ott, a social worker in New Orleans, died while waiting for her COVID-19 test results. Los Angeles Times 3/24/2020 

Alumna Jazmin Jamias was accepted into an editing fellow program at the American Film Institute Conservatory. Vallejo Times-Herald 3/23/2020

Filmmaker and founder of the 1960s acid rock band Great Society Jerry Slick, an alumnus, died March 17. San Francisco Chronicle 3/20/2020

A report by SF State’s Asian American Studies Department was cited in multiple news stories about the increase in anti-Chinese xenophobia due to the COVID-19 crisis. Today 3/24/2020; Hartford Courant 3/23/2020; The Union Journal 3/23/2020  (This topic was covered by 82 news outlets.)

SF State’s Asian American Studies Department helped launch a webpage to document xenophobic attacks against Asian Americans as a result of COVID-19. Business Insider Malaysia 3/23/2020; SFist 3/23/2020


Professor of Labor Studies John Logan wrote an op-ed about protecting grocery and pharmacy employees during the COVID-19 crisis. The Hill 3/21/2020

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung commented on the launch of a webpage to document xenophobic attacks against Asian Americans. KQED 3/20/2020

SF State’s Asian American Studies Department helped launch a webpage to document xenophobic attacks against Asian Americans as a result of COVID-19. KPIX 3/22/2020; Marin Independent Journal 3/21/2020; SF Gate 3/19/2020 (This topic was covered by seven news outlets.)

A report by SF State’s Asian American Studies Department was cited in multiple articles about the increase in anti-Chinese xenophobia due to the COVID-19 crisis. The New York Times 3/23/2020; Complex Magazine 3/23/2020

A documentary in SF State’s Bay Area Television Archive was included on a list of docs to watch while stuck at home due to COVID-19. MSN 3/22/2020

SF State was listed among the most liberal colleges in the U.S. CBS News 3/22/2020


Assistant Professor of Special Education Kathleen Mortier commented on the need for schools to help special needs students transition into learning from home. Ed Source 3/20/2020

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung commented on the launch of a webpage to document xenophobic attacks against Asian Americans. KGO 3/19/2020

Professor of Jewish Studies Kitty Millet received a Marcus Transformative Research Award from SF State’s College of Liberal and Creative Arts. J. Weekly 3/19/2020

Alumna D’Aulan McCord is a finalist for Central Cabarrus High School’s Teacher of the Year award. Independent Tribune 3/19/2020

Alumna and art studio owner Amanda Palmer was profiled. Huerfano World Journal 3/19/2020

San Francisco FogCam, which was started by alumni Jeff Schwartz and Dan Wong, was listed as a calming live camera. KQED 3/19/2020

Coverage of the CSU’s decision to postpone 2020 Commencement ceremonies due to COVID-19 precautions mentioned SF State. KNTV-TV 3/18/2020 (clip not available.)

SF State’s Asian American Studies Department helped launch a webpage to document xenophobic attacks against Asian Americans as a result of COVID-19. KNTV-TV 3/19/2020

A report by SF State’s Asian American Studies Department was cited in an article about the increase in anti-Chinese xenophobia due to the COVID-19 crisis. O Magazine 3/19/2020


Lecturer in Criminal Justice James Dudley wrote an article about enforcement of COVID-19 curfews. Police One 3/19/2020

SF State graduate student Jamie Brooks commented on a proposed plan to put climate change warning labels on gas pumps. Huffington Post 3/19/2020

The response of SF State students moving out of campus housing due to COVID-19 precautions was discussed on a radio program. KGO-AM 3/17/2020 (clip unavailable)

A report by SF State’s Asian American Studies Department was cited in an article about the increase in anti-Chinese xenophobia due to the COVID-19 crisis. Hindustan Times 3/17/2020


Research by Professor of Health Education Erik Peper on the benefits of having good posture was referenced in an article. The Kindersley Clarion 3/16/2020 (This story was published in six news outlets.)

A PBS documentary about alumna and Cherokee Chief Wilma Mankiller mentioned the involvement of SF State students in the 1969 occupation of Alcatraz. KCWC-TV 3/17/2020 (clip unavailable)

SF State’s decision to postpone its 2020 Commencement ceremony and reduce services on campus due to COVID-19 precautions was mentioned. San Francisco Chronicle 3/17/2020


Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted in an article about an increase in anti-Asian xenophobia following the spread of the coronavirus. Inquirer 3/13/2020

Assistant Professor of History Felicia Angeja Viator’s book “To Live and Defy in LA: How Gangsta Rap Changed America” was reviewed. Florida Courier 3/6/2020

Alumnus Jonas Rivera, a producer for Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” discussed the film on an episode of the syndicated TV series “Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition.” WNDY- TV 3/14/2020; KTBC-TV 3/14/2020; WUPW-TV 3/15/2020 (clips not available) (This program aired on five stations.)

A report by SF State’s Asian American Studies Department was cited in an article about the increase in anti-Chinese xenophobia due to the coronavirus crisis. KGO-AM 3/13/2020

The cancellation of in-person classes at SF State was mentioned in multiple articles about how communities are responding to concerns about the coronavirus. KPIX-TV 3/16/2020; Inside Higher Ed 3/13/2020; SF Gate 3/12/2020

SF State was listed among schools to start remote classes today as part of coronavirus precautions. KNTV-TV 3/16/2020; KPIX 3/15/2020; SF Gate 3/15/2020 (This topic was covered by 11 news outlets.)

A study by researchers at SF State about memory and mood was mentioned in a list of ways to feel happier. MSN 3/13/2020; Women’s Health Magazine 3/13/2020


President Lynn Mahoney commented on SF State’s decision to cancel in-person classes and recommend that students living on campus return home if possible as part of coronavirus precautions. KQED 3/12/2020

Assistant Professor of Psychology Melissa Hagan commented on managing anxiety related to the coronavirus crisis. SF Gate 3/12/2020; New Haven Register 3/12/2020; San Antonio Express-News 3/12/2020

Associate Professor of History Chris Chekuri wrote an op-ed about the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus crisis. Telangana Today 3/13/2020

Director of SF State’s Family Acceptance Project Caitlin Ryan was quoted in an article about research on abuse rates for LGBTQ youth. Q News Magazine 3/12/2020

SF State student Lea Loeb wrote an article about a local tattoo artist. El Tecolote 3/12/2020

The cancellation of in-person classes at SF State was mentioned in multiple articles about how communities are responding to concerns about the coronavirus. KXJZ-FM 3/12/2020; San Francisco Business Times 3/13/2020; LA Daily News 3/13/2020

SF State’s plan to keep campus open with reduced services was discussed in an article about college campuses closing because of the coronavirus. Inside Higher Ed 3/13/2020

A documentary about Bay Area indigenous activists that mentions indigenous artifacts at SF State recently aired on PBS. WCML-TV 3/13/2020


Assistant Professor of Music Brad Hogarth commented on being a guest conductor for the Monterey Symphony. Monterey County Weekly 3/12/2020

SF State student Robin Aquilizan was interviewed about her new children’s book series. Inquirer 3/11/2020

Alumna Preet Kuar was interviewed about her career with an executive recruitment company. Comstock’s Magazine 3/12/2020

Alumna Urtnasan Enkhbat was interviewed about being Mongolian in the Bay Area. San Francisco Examiner 3/11/2020

Alumna Juliana Delgado was interviewed about her new book. 48 Hills 3/11/2020

A report by SF State’s Asian American Studies Department was cited in an article about the increase in anti-Chinese xenophobia due to the coronavirus crisis. MEAWW 3/12/2020

The cancellation of in-person classes at SF State was mentioned in multiple articles about how communities are responding to concerns about the coronavirus. SF Gate 3/12/2020; San Francisco Examiner 3/11/2020; Forbes 3/10/2020 (This topic was covered by 13 news outlets.)


Director of SF State’s Family Acceptance Project Caitlin Ryan was quoted in an article about research on abuse rates for LGBTQ youth. UPI 3/11/2020

Alumna and writer Rebecca Solnit was profiled. The New Yorker 3/11/2020

Alumnus El Aliga, who was aboard the Grand Princess cruise ship, was interviewed about his experience during a coronavirus quarantine. Vallejo Times-Herald 3/10/2020

A 1976 shark attack that killed SF State student Albert Kogler was discussed in an article about Baker Beach. San Francisco Chronicle 3/11/2020

SF State was listed among universities and colleges that have cancelled in-person classes due to concerns about the coronavirus. Ed Source 3/11/2020; The Mercury News 3/11/2020; Mission Local 3/10/2020 (This topic was covered in 12 news outlets.)


Alumnus Anthony Khalil, who works for the nonprofit Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice, was interviewed about the organization’s plan to set up an air monitoring network in Bayview-Hunters Point. 48 Hills 3/9/2020

The late Hollywood makeup artist Steve Tofanelli, an alumnus, was profiled. Amador Ledger Dispatch 3/9/2020

SF State was listed among universities and colleges that have cancelled in-person classes due to concerns about the coronavirus. SF Gate 3/10/2020; Los Angeles Times 3/10/2020; KGO-TV 3/10/2020 (This topic was covered by 29 news outlets.)


Assistant Professor of Biology Pleuni Pennings was mentioned in an article about her research with New York City rats. Taipei Times 3/9/2020; The Guardian 3/8/2020; Yahoo News 3/7/2020

Associate Professor of Psychology Kevin Eschleman’s research into the effects of having a creative hobby was referenced in an article. Forbes 3/7/2020

Chair and Professor of Labor Studies John Logan commented on how a popular San Francisco bakery is responding to employees’ efforts to unionize. Vice 3/6/2020

Artwork by SF State students is featured in an exhibit at the de Young museum. 48 Hills 3/8/2020

Alumna and CEO of the community organization Success Centers Liz Jackson-Simpson was profiled. Forbes 3/9/2020

A poem by late alumnus Jack Gilbert was published on a community forum. Daily Kos 3/9/2020

Alumna Judith Content discussed her quiltmaking on an episode of the PBS show “Craft in America.” WNET-TV 3/6/2020

SF State’s decision to cancel March events was mentioned in a story about coronavirus precautions. KRON-TV 3/9/2020; KNTV-TV 3/7/2020 (clips not available); KGO 3/7/2020

An exhibition featuring nonbinary artists at SF State’s Fine Arts Gallery was mentioned in an article about feminist art. The New York Times 3/8/2020

The founding of the Black Student Union at SF State in the 1960s was mentioned in an article about the retirement of the Chinatown Community Development Center’s director. San Francisco Examiner 3/7/2020


Associate Professor of History Chris Chekuri wrote an op-ed about how leaders in India respond to violence. Telangana Today 3/6/2020

Lecturer in Criminal Justice James Dudley wrote an article outlining a law enforcement response plan to the coronavirus. Police One 3/5/2020

Director of the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies Persis Karim and alumna Neda Nobari’s efforts to preserve Iranian American history were discussed in an article about Iranians in the Bay Area. SF Weekly 3/5/2020

Assistant Professor of Political Science Rebecca Eissler commented on the appeal of receiving an “I Voted” sticker. Laredo Morning Times 3/5/2020; KNX-AM 3/4/2020 (clip not available)

Professor of Communication Studies Joe Tuman commented on how the results of Tuesday’s election will impact Democratic presidential candidates in multiple interviews. KPIX-TV 3/4/2020; KPIX-EV 3/4/2020

A transgender and nonbinary speech clinic at SF State established by Assistant Professor of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Anusha Sundarrajan was discussed on a radio program. WWTN-FM 3/4/2020 (clip not available)

SF State graduate student Raphael Mallari, who is the owner of Nyoo Media, was interviewed about his recent short film. The Silicon Valley Voice 3/5/2020

A former SF State graduate student was quoted in a story about a possible strike by graduate student workers at University of California campuses. KQED-FM 3/5/2020

Former SF State student Marcos Mena, who performs as a rock guitarist under the name “Standards,” discussed his career. 48 Hills 3/4/2020


A transgender and nonbinary speech clinic at SF State established by Assistant Professor of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Anusha Sundarrajan was discussed in two articles. The Blaze 3/4/2020; Washington Examiner 3/3/2020

Former faculty member Jackie Fielder ran as a candidate for the California state senate. San Francisco Examiner 3/4/2020

Alumnus, activist and poet Juanita Tamayo commented on the 1968 student strike and the foundation of the College of Ethnic Studies at SF State. International Examiner 3/3/2020

Alumnus and high school baseball coach Bernie Moncallo was profiled. Colorado Springs Gazette 3/3/2020

Late alumnus Kevin Montoya was remembered in an article. Napa Valley Register 3/3/2020

The death of SF State student Cecilia Lam was discussed in an article about the San Francisco Police Department’s response to domestic violence. San Francisco Chronicle 3/3/2020

 


The late Professor Emeritus Raye Gilbert Richardson, a former chair of the Africana Studies department, was remembered in an article. Before It’s News 3/3/2020; San Francisco Bay View 3/3/2020

The work of alumnus and artist Ron Nagle is being shown at an exhibition at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Frieze 3/3/2020

The availability of student housing at SF State was discussed in an article about university housing in urban areas. Inside Higher Ed 3/3/2020


Professor of Kinesiology Marialice Kern was quoted in an article about virtual reality fitness. Independent 3/1/2020

SF State professors were credited for helping local high school student launch a health care technology business. The Daily Journal 2/29/2020

SF State student Alyssa Vasquez won the title of Miss Central California 2020. Napa Valley Register 2/29/2020

Alumnus Ethan Van der Ryn discussed working on the film “A Quiet Place,” for which he served as supervising sound editor, on an episode of the syndicated TV series “Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition.” WCTX-TV 3/1/2020; WNDY-TV 2/29/2020; KTBC-TV 2/29/2020 (clips not available online) (This episode aired on five television stations.)

Alumnus and singer Johnny Mathis was interviewed about his life and career. KPIX-TV 2/29/2020

An article about a new book mentioned the 1968 SF State student strike and the founding of the College of Ethnic Studies. American Thinker 3/2/2020

 

February

Associate Professor of Creative Writing Chanan Tigay was interviewed about his book “The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World’s Oldest Bible.” The Jewish Journal 2/27/2020

Professor of Management Ronald Purser was quoted in an article about his book “McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality.” Canadian Dimension 2/27/2020

Former Chair of the Africana Studies department Raye Gilbert Richardson died Feb. 11. Post News Group 2/27/2020

Alumna and artist Korina Esther Moreno was interviewed about an art exhibit. El Tecolote 2/27/2020

Alumnus Jeff Hull, creative director of the alternate reality game Games of Nonchalance, was interviewed about a new project with actor Jason Segel. The New York Times 2/27/2020

Alumna, activist and artist Susan Banyas was profiled. Shelbyville Times-Gazette 2/27/2020

SF State’s Project Rebound was referenced in an article about how philanthropy can support similar programs at other colleges. Philanthropy News Digest 2/27/2020


Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Jimmy Bagley discussed the benefits of using virtual reality for physical fitness. NBC-DFW 2/26/2020

Former faculty member Branford Marsalis was profiled on the radio program “Evening Jazz.” KNKX-FM 2/26/2020 (clip not available)

SF State student Angelica Mendez discussed her experience being a foster child in an article about San Francisco’s need for foster families. San Francisco Chronicle 2/27/2020

The response of Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, an alumnus, to the threat of the coronavirus was discussed in an article. The Jerusalem Post 2/25/2020


Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel was quoted in an article about how candidates for president are faring in San Francisco neighborhoods. SF Gate 2/26/2020; San Francisco Chronicle 2/26/2020

Professor of Biology Dennis E. Desjardin was quoted in an article about the growing interest in mycology. The Sacramento Bee 2/25/2020

Associate Professor of Psychology Charlotte Tate was quoted in an article about the support celebrities Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union are showing for their trans child. Before It’s News 2/25/2020

Professor of Communications Joe Tuman commented on last night’s Democratic debate. KPIX-TV 2/25/2020; KCBS-AM 2/25/2020 (clip unavailable)

Professor and Chair of Kinesiology Marialice Kern was quoted in an article about virtual reality gyms. The Peninsula 2/25/2020

Assistant Professor of Biology Robyn Crook commented on the growing popularity of octopus farming. KCBS-AM 2/24/2020 (clip not available)

Research by Professor Emeritus of Biology John Hafernik was mentioned in an article about “zombie bees.” World Atlas 2/24/2020

Alumna and former KCBS traffic reporter Sheryl Raines filed a lawsuit against the station. East Bay Times 2/26/2020; The Mercury News 2/26/2020

Alumnus, activist and artist Susan Banyas was profiled. Wilmington News Journal 2/25/2020

Alumnus and actor Will Hand was interviewed about his latest film project. Sonoma Index-Tribune 2/24/2020

SF State has received a $10.5 million grant from the Genentech Foundation. The Chronicle of Philanthropy 2/26/2020

Graduation rates at SF State were mentioned in an article. Lake County Record-Bee 2/26/2020


Professor and Chair of Kinesiology Marialice Kern was quoted in an article about virtual reality gyms. The Washington Post 2/24/2020

An episode of the PBS docuseries “Asian American Life” featuring the late Associate Professor of History Dawn Mabalon recently aired. KUFM-TV 2/23/2020 (clips not available)

Research by Professor of Health Education Erik Peper on the benefits of having good posture was referenced in a segment of the radio program “The John Tesh Show.” KPLA 2/22/2020 (clip not available)

Professor Emeritus of Political Science Richard DeLeon commented on Governor Gavin Newsom’s effort to combat homelessness in San Francisco with the “Care Not Cash” initiative. WFAE-FM 2/21/2020 (This story was broadcast on 12 radio channels.)

Alumna Donna Divodi was the subject of a profile that celebrated her public service. San Mateo Daily Journal 2/24/2020

Alumna Elsa Granados is running for an assembly seat in Santa Barbara County. Santa Barbara News-Press 2/23/2020

Alumna and Director of Mutiny Radio Pam Benjamin was interviewed on the radio program “Bay Area Focus.” KYLD-FM 2/23/2020 (clip not available)

Late alumna Esther Scott, an actress with many notable film and television roles, was remembered in an article. Boston Globe 2/22/2020

Alumnus Harry Chuck discussed his documentary “Chinatown Rising.” Los Angeles Times 2/21/2020

Graduation rates at SF State were mentioned in an article. EdSource 2/24/2020


Professor Emeritus of Political Science Richard DeLeon commented on Governor Gavin Newsom’s effort to combat homelessness in San Francisco with the “Care Not Cash” initiative. NPR 2/21/2020; Wisconsin Public Radio 2/21/2020

Research by Professor of Health Education Erik Peper on the mental health impact of smart phone use was referenced in an op-ed about “digital zombies.” The Sun Daily 2/20/2020

Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin was quoted in an article about expanding the number of U.S. Supreme Court justices. The Patriot Post 2/20/2020

SF State student Laura Alcaraz spoke at a fundraiser for the BASIC (Basic Assistance to Students in Community) program Jan. 31 in Borrego Springs, California. Borrego Sun 2/20/2020

SF State student Rayan Madjidi was awarded a Timken Co. Charitable and Educational Fund scholarship. The Independent 2/20/2020 (This story was featured in five news outlets.)

SF State graduate student Jairo Barba discussed the financial difficulties of obtaining a degree while dealing with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals fees. The Californian 2/19/2020

Alumna Kimberley Reyes was interviewed about being an African American living in Cork, Ireland. Echo Live 2/21/2020

Alumnus, artist and founder of Red Bay Coffee Keba Konte was interviewed about his career. Forbes 2/21/2020

Alumna and veterinarian Clare Bartholomew was hired by the Mendocino Coast Humane Society’s spay/neuter clinic. The Mendocino Beacon 2/20/2020 (This story was featured in two news outlets.)

SF State was recommended to high school students in an op-ed letter. Chicago Tribune 2/20/2020


Chair and Professor of Labor Studies John Logan commented on the unionization of employees at the crowdfunding company Kickstarter. The Hill 2/20/2020

Associate Professor of History Chris Chekuri wrote an op-ed about the presidential election. Telangana Today 2/20/2020

Professor Emeritus of Political Science Richard DeLeon commented on Governor Gavin Newsom’s effort to combat homelessness in San Francisco with the “Care Not Cash” initiative. KQED 2/19/2020 (This story aired on three broadcast outlets.)

Professor of Biology Sarah Cohen and graduate student Noah Jaffe discussed tracking sea stars along Bay Area coastal beaches following a disease outbreak. Marin Independent Journal 2/18/2020

Alumna and actor Esther Scott died last Friday. The New York Times 2/19/2020; The World News 2/19/2020

SF State was listed as a recipient of a National Science Foundation grant. KSEE-TV 2/20/2020

SF State has received a $10.5 million grant from the Genentech Foundation. San Francisco Business Times 2/19/2020; KGO-AM 2/19/2020 (clip not available)

A lawsuit settled in 2019 that alleged an environment of anti-Semitism at SF State was mentioned in an article about anti-Semitism on other college campuses. Jewish Journal 2/19/2020


Lecturer of Engineering Vidhyacharan Bhaskar was a guest at the second International Conference on Internet of Things (ICIoT) held at SRM Institute of Science and Technology in India. The Pioneer 2/19/2020

Professor Emeritus of Political Science Richard DeLeon commented on Governor Gavin Newsom’s effort to combat homelessness in San Francisco with the “Care Not Cash” initiative. KUNR-FM 2/19/2020 (clip not available)

Professor of Biology Sarah Cohen and graduate student Noah Jaffe discussed tracking sea stars along Bay Area coastal beaches following a disease outbreak. East Bay Times 2/19/2020; The Mercury News 2/19/2020

An opinion poll Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin helped conduct on expanding the number of U.S. Supreme Court justices was discussed. The Daily Wire 2/18/2020; WIOD-AM 2/18/2020; WFMN-FM 2/18/2020 (clips not available)

Alumna and founder of Business Relationship Alliance Carrie Murray was interviewed about her career. Authority Magazine 2/18/2020

Alumnus Brendan Lesti was interviewed about his role in the Upstage Napa Valley production of “Time Stands Still.” Napa Valley Register 2/18/2020; St. Helena Star 2/18/2020

The founding of SF State’s College of Ethnic Studies was mentioned in an article about a new documentary on the 40th anniversary of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Festival. The World News 2/19/2020; Time 2/18/2020

SF State was mentioned in an article about colleges with the lowest average student debt. WTOP 2/17/2020


Research by Professor of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Erik Peper on the link between posture and mood was referenced in a segment on the radio program “The John Tesh Show.” KPLA 2/18/2020 (clip not available)

Assistant Professor of International Relations Anthony Pahnke wrote an op-ed about who should purchase American food and beverage company Dean Foods, the largest dairy company in the U.S. Wisconsin State Farmer 2/17/2020

Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin was quoted in an article about an opinion poll he helped conduct on expanding the number of U.S. Supreme Court justices. Huffington Post 2/17/2020; Yahoo! News 2/17/2020

Assistant Professor of Humanities Nick Sousanis was mentioned in an article about changing the rules of graduate training. The Chronicle of Higher Education 2/16/2020

Veteran and activist Willis Papillion, who received an honorary degree from SF State, was profiled. Kitsap Sun 2/16/2020

SF State was listed among the most diverse public universities in the nation. KRSO 2/18/2020


SF State student Olivia Wynkoop was interviewed about her experience interacting with a homeless man after being inspired by a class assignment. San Francisco Chronicle 2/17/2020

SF State student Austin Demott was quoted in an article about people living in their vehicles near City College of San Francisco’s Ocean Avenue campus. WVIT-TV 2/15/2020 (This story was broadcast on 11 NBC network stations.)

SF State graduate student Jairo Barba discussed the financial difficulties of obtaining a degree while dealing with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals fees. Times of San Diego 2/15/2020; Daily Democrat 2/14/2020

Alumnus David Servin discussed his book “The Coven Wars.” WAAF-FM 2/16/2020 (clip not available)

Alumna Elsa Granados is running for an assembly seat in Santa Barbara County. Ventura County Star 2/15/2020

Excerpts from interviews with the late alumnus and writer Ernest Gaines were featured on the radio program “New Letters on the Air.” KCUR-FM 2/15/2020 (clip not available)

Alumnus Logan Harvey was interviewed about being Sonoma’s youngest mayor. Sonoma Valley Sun 2/14/2020

A study by researchers at SF State about a person’s physical energy level after work was referenced in a segment on the radio program “The John Tesh Show.” KPLA 2/17/2020 (clip not available)

Alumna and Director of Mutiny Radio Pam Benjamin was interviewed about the station on the radio program “Bay Area Focus.” KYLD-FM 2/16/2020 (clip not available)


Director of SF State’s Family Acceptance Project Caitlin Ryan commented on the trend of LGBTQ people coming out at earlier ages. WBEZ-FM 2/14/2020

Assistant Professor of Political Science Rebecca Eissler commented on Democratic presidential candidates’ focus on California. KNTV-TV 2/14/2020

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed concerns about the increase in anti-Asian xenophobia following the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus. Good Morning America 2/13/2020

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was quoted in multiple articles about anti-Asian racism associated with the Wuhan coronavirus. The Jerusalem Post 2/13/2020; Diverse Issues in Higher Education 2/13/2020

An episode of the show “A Growing Passion” featuring the Great Sunflower Project, a citizen science initiative run by Professor of Biology Gretchen LeBuhn, recently aired on PBS. KPBS 2/13/2020

SF State graduate student Jairo Barba discussed the financial difficulties of obtaining a higher education degree while dealing with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals fees. Lake County Record-Bee 2/13/2020

Alumna, actress, writer, producer and comedian Alex Borstein was profiled. 7 News 2/14/2020

Alumnus George Ow Jr. wrote an op-ed about a Los Angeles County ballot measure. Santa Cruz Sentinel 2/14/2020

SF State was listed among the 25 most diverse universities in the U.S. Savannah Morning News 2/13/2020 (This story was featured on 151 websites.)


An interview with Professor of Management Ronald Purser was referenced in an article about the mindfulness movement. Hawaii Telegraph 2/13/2020 (This story was published on 16 news sites.)

Professor Emeritus of Health Education Ramon Castellblanch commented on a 2020 WalletHub survey that ranked San Francisco the healthiest place to live in the U.S. KCBS-AM 2/12/2020

Associate Professor of Psychology Charlotte Tate commented on the support celebrities Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union are showing for their trans child. Huffington Post Canada 2/12/2020

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on San Francisco District Six Supervisor Matt Haney’s campaign for mayor. SF Gate 2/12/2020

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on ranked-choice voting. Daily Magazine 2/11/2020

SF State was listed among the 25 most diverse universities in the U.S. USA Today 2/13/2020; USA Today 2/13/2020


Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed concerns about the increase in anti-Asian xenophobia following the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus. KGO-TV 2/11/2020 (This story aired on two television stations.)

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on San Francisco District Six Supervisor Matt Haney’s campaign for city mayor. San Francisco Chronicle 2/12/2020

Lecturer in Criminal Justice James Dudley discussed interview tips for police officers. Police One 2/10/2020

American yachtsman and professional sailor Paul Cayard, an alumnus, was inducted into the 2020 Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame. San Francisco Examiner 2/11/2020; Marin Independent Journal 2/11/2020; San Francisco Chronicle


Professor of Asian American Studies Valerie Soe commented on South Korean film director Bong Joon-ho winning multiple Academy Awards for his film “Parasite.” KCBS-AM 2/11/2020

Professor of Biology Sarah Cohen and graduate student Noah Jaffe discussed tracking sea stars along Bay Area coastal beaches following a disease outbreak. Bay Nature Magazine 2/11/2020

Alumnus Michael Leonardini was hired as creative director for KPS3, an advertising firm in Nevada. Northern Nevada Business Weekly 2/11/2020

An op-ed about diversity in higher education mentioned the founding of SF State’s College of Ethnic Studies. The Hill 2/10/2020


Associate Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on ranked-choice voting. The New York Times 2/10/2020

Lecturer for Theatre and Dance Mariam Lewis commented on California Assembly Bill 5, a controversial new law that changed which workers could be considered independent contractors. San Francisco Chronicle 2/10/2020

Professor Emeritus of Latina/Latino Studies José Cuéllar helped lead a rally calling for Native American activist Leonard Peltier to be released from prison. Head SN 2/9/2020

Professor of Management Ronald Purser discussed the mindfulness and wellness movement. SF Gate 2/8/2020; San Francisco Chronicle 2/7/2020

Assistant Professor of Health Education David Rebanal discussed how the coronavirus is leading to more prejudice against Asians and Asian Americans. SF Gate 2/6/2020

Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” produced by alumnus Jonas Rivera, won Best Animated Feature Film at the 2020 Oscars. KGO 2/10/2020

Alumnus and comedian Greg Proops discussed his career in an article about the popular show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Halifax Today 2/8/2020

 


Assistant Professor of Health Education David Rebanal discussed prejudice against Asians and Asian Americans associated with a new coronavirus in China. KCBS 2/6/2019 (clip not available online)

Assistant Professor of Political Science Rebecca Eissler was quoted in an article about the potential influence of young voters in the 2020 U.S. presidential election. Fortune 2/6/2019

Research by Professor of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Erik Peper on the link between posture and math performance was cited in a news segment. KPLA 2/6/2019 (clip not available online)

Alumna Nellie Wong discussed her poetry and fighting for social change in a radio segment. KQED 2/7/2019

Alumnus Steven Zaillian, who wrote the screenplay for the Oscar-nominated film “The Irishman,” was included on a list of Bay Area natives who are Oscar nominees. ABC7 2/6/2019

Alumnus and San Francisco Entertainment Commissioner Steven Lee was included in an article about a San Francisco nightclub promoter. The Bold Italic 2/6/2019

Former SF State Student Angelo Ignacio Jr. was profiled for his work as the recreation coordinator for Daly City’s Lincoln Community Center. Inquirer.net 2/7/2019

An article about Frank Biden, the brother of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, notes that his marriage announcement described him as having attended SF State. The Daily Mail 2/6/2019


Assistant Professor of Health Education David Rebanal discussed concerns that the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus may stoke anti-Chinese xenophobia. San Francisco Chronicle 2/5/2020

Associate Professor for the School of PACE Jasper Rubin commented on the proposed development of Piers 30-32 at the Embarcadero. SF Gate 2/3/2020

Entertainment Commissioner for the City and County of San Francisco Steven Lee, an alumnus, was mentioned in an article about nightclubs in Chinatown. The Bold Italic 2/6/2020

Alumna and comedian Gina Stahl-Haven was interviewed about her career. Pacific Sun 2/5/2020

Late alumnus and famed music poster artist Wes Wilson was remembered in an article. Boston Globe 2/6/2020

Alumnus Bernard Stringer, a member of the Black Student Union at SF State in the 1960s, co-authored a book about the 1968 student strike. Post News Group 1/30/2020

Kansas City Chiefs coach Andrew Reid, a former SF State coach, was profiled. Forbes 2/4/2020


Alumnus Danny Glover, an activist and actor, discussed U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders. Yes! Weekly 2/4/2020

Alumnus and California State Assemblyman Heath Flora is campaigning for another term in office. Lodi News-Sentinel 2/4/2020

The 1968 student strike at SF State was discussed on an episode of the PBS show “America Reframed.” WNET-TV 2/5/2020


Associate Professor for the School of PACE Jasper Rubin commented on the proposed development of Piers 30-32 at the Embarcadero. San Francisco Chronicle 2/3/2020

Professor Emerita of Theatre Arts Barbara Damashek was interviewed about a production she is directing at Berkeley’s Aurora Theatre. 48 Hills 2/3/2020

Kansas City Chiefs coach Andrew Reid, a former SF State coach, was interviewed about leading his team to their Super Bowl win. CBS Pittsburgh 2/3/2020; WMSN-TV 2/3/2020 (clip not available)

Alumnus Stephen Nakajo was recently reappointed to the San Francisco Fire Commission. The Rafu Shimpo 2/3/2020

An op-ed about the upcoming San Francisco Superior Court elections mentions alumna Maria Evangelista, who hopes to fill the seat of a retiring judge. San Francisco Chronicle 2/3/2020; SF Gate 2/3/2020

Former SF State student Logan Harvey, a Sonoma City Council member, was profiled. Sonoma Index-Tribune 2/3/2020

SF State suspended study abroad programs and employee travel to China in light of the coronavirus. San Francisco Chronicle 2/3/2020; SF Gate 2/3/2020


Professor of Political Science James Martel was interviewed about the works of philosopher Walter Benjamin. LA Review of Books 2/3/2020

Associate Director of the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability Emily Beitiks discussed her relationship with her mother, who had multiple sclerosis. KQED 2/2/2020

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung discussed concerns that the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus may stoke anti-Chinese xenophobia. USA Today 1/31/2020; Democrat and Chronicle 1/31/2020; Yahoo News 2/3/2020 (This story was published by 28 news outlets.)

An article about donations to presidential candidate Joe Biden from attorneys at union-busting law firms quoted Chair and Professor of Labor Studies John Logan on the tactics used by those firms. The Intercept 1/31/2020

An editorial endorsing a candidate for a seat on San Francisco’s superior court mentioned alumna and public defender Maria Evangelista, another candidate in the race. San Francisco Chronicle 2/3/2020

Alumnus Patrick Toomey discussed his experience volunteering with the Peace Corps in Madagascar. The Coronado Times 2/2/2020

Alumnus and former San Francisco mayor Willie Brown Jr. was included in a list of civil rights leaders in California. NBC Bay Area 1/31/2020

Alumnus and Native American activist Richard Oakes was mentioned in an article about a documentary. The Miami News-Record 1/30/2020

An opinion article advocating for a ban on LGBT conversion therapy cited SF State research on the negative impacts of the practice. The Enquirer 2/1/2020

A new book, “Changing Academia Forever,” describes the 1968 student strike at SF State from the perspective of the strikers. Post News Group 1/30/2020


January

Lecturer for Latina/Latino Studies Daisy Zamora commented on local reactions to political turmoil in Nicaragua. El Tecolote 1/30/2020

SF State Media Relations Specialist Kent Bravo commented on the University’s coronavirus precautions. San Francisco Chronicle 1/30/2020

Alumnus Bob Burnette was interviewed about working at a recreation center in Texas. Gallatin News 1/31/2020

President and CEO of cloud networking company Arista Networks Jayshree Ullal, an alumna, was listed as a top technology company leader. CNBC 1/31/2020

The legacy of alumni and Native American activists Wilma Mankiller and Richard Oakes was discussed in an article. Pawhuska Journal-Capital 1/30/2020

Late alumnus and famed music poster artist Wes Wilson was remembered in an article. New York Times 1/30/2020

A vehicle crashed into a Chevron station near SF State this morning. KNTV-TV 1/31/2020San Francisco Chronicle 1/31/2020


Lecturer of Journalism Roland De Wolk’s book “American Disruptor: The Scandalous Life of Leland Stanford” was reviewed. Berkeleyside 1/30/2020

Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto discussed how facial expressions are a form of nonverbal communication. BBC News 1/29/2020

Alumni and Native American activists Wilma Mankiller and Richard Oakes were discussed in an article. Miami News Record 1/30/2020

Alumnus William Hammons, an independent media producer, was interviewed about his career covering the San Francisco 49ers. KQED 1/29/2020

Kansas City Chiefs coach Andrew Reid, a former SF State coach, was profiled. Star Tribune 1/30/2020; Santa Cruz Sentinel 1/29/2020

SF State was mentioned in article about San Francisco’s Sunset District neighborhood. Business Insider 1/29/2020

Research by SF State’s Family Acceptance Project was mentioned in an article about a survivor of LGBTQ conversion therapy. Metro West Daily News 1/29/2020; Foster’s Daily Democrat 1/29/2020


Late alumnus and famed music poster artist Wes Wilson was remembered in an article. San Francisco Chronicle 1/27/2020

The longstanding working relationship of Kansas City Chiefs coaches Andrew Reid, a former SF State coach, and Tom Melvin, an alumnus, was the subject of multiple articles. The Philadelphia Inquirer 1/28/2020; The Philadelphia Inquirer 1/28/2020

Kansas City Chiefs coach Andrew Reid, a former SF State coach, was profiled. SF Gate 1/29/2020; Daily Democrat 1/29/2020


Writing teacher for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Barbara Rose Brooker was interviewed about her new book. J. Weekly 1/27/2020

Alumna Nina Ball, a scenic designer, was interviewed about her work in Bay Area theatre. San Francisco Chronicle 1/28/2020

Kansas City Chiefs coaches Andrew Reid, a former SF State coach, and Tom Melvin, an alumnus, were mentioned in an interview with A’s manager Bob Melvin. NBC Sports 1/27/2020

Former SF State student Mohammad “Moha” Abutaha was interviewed about his new restaurant. East Bay Times 1/27/2020 (This story was feature on five news sites.)

Research by Caitlin Ryan, director of SF State’s Family Acceptance Project, was mentioned in multiple articles about legislation surrounding LGBTQ conversion therapy. WCPO 1/27/2020; KNPR 1/24/2020

SF State was mentioned in an article about selecting universities to attend in San Francisco. San Francisco Examiner 1/27/2020


President Lynn Mahoney discussed graduation rates at SF State in an article about a proposal to change CSU admission requirements. EdSource 1/25/2020

Lecturer of Africana Studies Kwadwo Duane Deterville commented on racist content in old Disney films. San Francisco Chronicle 1/25/2020

SF State student Shirley Pablo-Perez commented on a special citizenship ceremony hosted by the Native American community in Oakland Saturday. East Bay Times 1/25/2020; The Mercury News 1/25/2020

Kansas City Chiefs coach Andrew Reid, a former SF State coach, was profiled. The Wall Street Journal 1/27/2020

Alumnus and famed music poster artist Wes Wilson died Friday. Live For Live Music 1/27/2020; Springfield News-Leader 1/26/2020; Best Classic Bands 1/26/2020

Alumna Annette Bening received a Movie for Grownups Award from the AARP. WSWP-TV 1/26/2020

Alumnus Jonas Rivera, a producer for Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” discussed working on the film on an episode of the syndicated TV series “Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition.” WHDH-TV 1/26/2020; WCTX-TV 1/26/2020; WNDY-TV 1/25/2020 (clips not available)

Alumna Maryom Ana Al-Wadi, a member of the Black Student Union at SF State in the 1960s, was a guest at a Museum of the African Diaspora reception last week. KQED 1/24/2020

Alumna and special education teacher Patty Ruotolo, who is deaf, discussed working with her hearing dog, Sierra. The Press Democrat 1/24/2020

The music of late jazz musician Paul Desmond, a student at SF State in the 1940s, was discussed on the radio show “Destination Jazz.” WDET 1/26/2020

Research from SF State’s Family Acceptance Project was referenced in an op-ed about LGBTQ conversion therapy in Kentucky. Courier Journal 1/27/2020; River City News 1/26/2020

The closure of the Confucius Institute at SF State was mentioned in an article about similar closures at other universities. Cumberland Times-News 1/23/2020


Professor of American Indian Studies Melissa Nelson discussed indigenous food systems at the 2020 Food Tank Summit held Wednesday in Arizona. Food Tank 1/24/20

Professor of Asian American Studies Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales’ book “Pedagogies of Resistance: Filipina/o ‘Gestures of Rebellion’ against the Inheritance of American Schooling” was referenced in a letter to the editor about ethnic studies. J. Weekly 1/23/2020

An essay by Professor of Political Science Ron Hayduk was cited in an article about allowing non-citizens to vote. Chicago Tribute 1/23/2020

Kansas City Chiefs coach Andrew Reid, a former SF State coach, reflected on his time at the University in a story about the team heading to the 2020 Super Bowl. SB Nation 1/24/2020; Yahoo! Sports 1/24/2020; NBC Sports 1/23/2020

The closure of the Confucius Institute at SF State was mentioned in an article about similar closures at other universities. Breitbart 1/24/2020; SF Gate 1/23/2020; WJZ-TV 1/23/2020


Kansas City Chiefs coach Andrew Reid, a former SF State coach, reflected on his time at the University in a story about the team heading to the 2020 Super Bowl. KPIX 1/22/2020; The Kansas City Star 1/22/2020; Bradenton Herald 1/23/2020 (This story was featured on eight news sites.)

Research from SF State’s Family Acceptance Project was referenced in multiple stories about Utah’s decision to ban LGBTQ conversion therapy. WAMC Public Radio 1/22/2020  (This story was covered by 66 news sites.)

A study by researchers at SF State about boosting energy levels and the physical benefits of skipping was mentioned in a news segment on the radio program “The John Tesh Show.” KPLA-FM 1/23/2020 (clip not available)

The closure of the Confucius Institute at SF State was mentioned in an article about closures at the University of Maryland. Associated Press 1/23/2020 (This story was published by 16 news outlets.)

The 1968 student strike at SF State was mentioned in an article about Asian American civil rights history. Next Shark 1/22/2020


Associate Vice President for International Education Yenbo Wu commented on Chinese language and culture in an article about a local festival. Xinhua 1/21/2020

SF State student Jin Zhu was interviewed about his family’s restaurant business. San Francisco Chronicle 1/22/2020

Former SF State student Tré Burt was interviewed about his music career. The Newport Buzz 1/22/2020

Alumna Lauren Miller was recently hired to head a private school in Sonoma. Half Moon Bay Review 1/21/2020

Alumna Tracy Brennan was profiled in an article. Claremont Courier 1/21/2020

Alumnus Richard Teagarden was reelected as president of the Yuba Community College District Board of Trustees. Daily Democrat 1/21/2020


An interview with Lecturer of Journalism Roland De Wolk about his book “American Disruptor: The Scandalous Life of Leland Stanford” aired on the radio program “Innovation Hub.” KJZZ 1/18/2020; WHYY-FM 1/17/2020; WYPR-FM 1/18/2020 (clips not available) (This story aired on nine radio stations.)

Lecturer of Health Education Juana Tello commented on her experience advocating for housing in San Francisco. San Francisco Examiner 1/19/2020

Former faculty member and poet Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke died this morning. Greek Reporter 1/21/2020

Alumna, actress, writer, producer and comedian Alex Borstein stars in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” which has received a SAG Award for Best Comedy Ensemble. Daily Mail 1/19/2020; The Nation 1/21/2020

Alumnus and musician Ricky Baker was interviewed about his band Rico. Chicago Tribune 1/21/2020

Alumna Annette Bening received a Movie for Grownups Award from the AARP. WNET-TV 1/19/2019

Alumnus Malia Bumanlag commented on his participation in a women’s march in Monterey Saturday morning. Monterey Herald 1/18/2020

The closure of the Confucius Institute at SF State was mentioned in an article about closures at other colleges. Inside Higher Ed 1/21/2020


Alumnus David Wheeler was reelected as vice president of the Yuba Community College District Board of Trustees. Lake County News 1/17/2020

Alumnus Craig L. Washington was elected president of the Tournament of Roses Executive Committee. Pasadena Now 1/17/2020

Alumna and chef Deirdre Francis was interviewed about her career. Sonoma Index-Tribune 1/15/2020

Alumnus and composer Charles Amirkhanian was interviewed about his career. San Francisco Chronicle 1/14/2020 

SF State was mentioned in an article about Bay Area housing development. KNTV-TV 1/17/2020 (clip not available)

Research from SF State’s Family Acceptance Project was referenced in an op-ed about LGBTQ conversion therapy in Kentucky. Lexington Herald Leader 1/16/2020


SF State student Justin Vasquez was interviewed about a new homeless youth resource center in San Francisco. KTVU 1/15/2020

Alumnus and musician Epaminondas “Nonda” Trimis discussed his latest album. Half Moon Bay Review 1/16/2020

Alumna Karen Yocum retired after 30 years with the Park City Municipal Athletic and Recreation Center in Utah. Park Record 1/16/2020

An interview with alumnus and singer Johnny Mathis was quoted in an article about his musical career. Florida Weekly 1/16/2020

Alumna and comedian Gina Stahl-Haven was interviewed about her career. North Bay Bohemian 1/15/2020

Professor Emeritus of Africana Studies Wade Nobles was quoted in an article about Black History Month.  Chicago Crusader 1/16/2020

SF State was mentioned in an article about Bay Area housing development. San Francisco Chronicle 1/16/2020


An interview with Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin about his organization Take Back the Court was referenced in an article about a proposal to expand the Supreme Court. San Francisco Chronicle 1/13/2020

Alumna and chef Deirdre Francis was interviewed about her career. The Press Democrat 1/15/2020


Alumnus and screenwriter Steven Zaillian was nominated for an Academy Award for his screenplay for “The Irishman.” Panorama Am 1/14/2020; Public Radio of Armenia 1/13/2020; Armen Press 1/13/2020

Alumnus Ethan Van der Ryn was on an episode of “Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition” to discuss the film “A Quiet Place,” for which he served as supervising sound editor. WWOR-TV 1/14/2020 (clip not available)

Alumna and documentary filmmaker Poh Si Teng worked on the film “St. Louis Superman,” which has been nominated for an Oscar. Hollywood Report 12/16/2019

Research from SF State’s Family Acceptance Project was referenced in an op-ed about the practice of LGBTQ conversion therapy in Texas. Houston Chronicle 1/14/2020; San Antonio Express 1/14/2020 


Lecturer of Journalism Roland De Wolk discussed his new book “American Disruptor: The Scandalous Life of Leland Stanford.” C-Span 2 1/13/2020

An article by Professor of Management John Sullivan about Uber’s sexual harassment and discrimination policies was referenced in an article about employment at tech firms. The New York Times 1/11/2020

Alumna, actress, writer, producer and comedian Alex Borstein received a Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Critics’ Choice Award for her role in Amazon Prime’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Hollywood Reporter 1/12/2020

Alumnus Ethan Van der Ryn was on an episode of “Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition” to discuss the film “A Quiet Place,” for which he served as supervising sound editor. WNDY-TV 1/11/2020; WUPW-TV (clips not available)

SF State student Leah Lozano participated in an animation workshop Saturday at the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa. The Press Democrat 1/11/2020


Director of the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies Persis Karim discussed the history of media coverage of Iran. KCRW 1/9/2020; KXJZ-FM 1/9/2020; KUNR-FM 1/9/2020 (clips not available)

An interview with Professor of Management Ronald Purser about the mindfulness and wellness movement was recapped in an article. The Saturday Evening Post 1/9/2020

Alumnus, CEO and head coach for the Sierra Marlins swim team Rob Collins was named U.S. Club Coach of the Year by SwimSwam Magazine. East Oregonian 1/10/2020

Alumna Roberta Bulling was elected president of the Lemon Grove Historical Society. The Californian 1/9/2020


Director of the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies Persis Karim discussed the history of media coverage of Iran. CNN Philippines 1/9/2020; KQED-FM 1/9/2020 (This program aired on four radio stations.)

Alumni Janet Varney, Cole Stratton and David Owen founded the annual comedy festival San Francisco Sketchfest. SF Gate 1/9/2020

Alumnus and personal trainer Tom Hutchman was a contestant on the TV show “American Ninja Warrior.” NBC Sports Chicago 1/9/2020 (clip not available)

The 1968 student strike at SF State was mentioned in a book review. The Guardian 1/8/2020


Director of the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies Persis Karim discussed the concerns of Iranian Americans following the killing of General Qassem Soleimani. KARN-FM 1/8/2020; Erie News Now 1/8/2020; CNN 1/8/2020 (This story was covered by 15 news outlets.)

Department Chair and Professor of Labor Studies John Logan commented on Hearst Magazine employees’ plans to unionize. Women’s Wear Daily 1/8/2020

University police responded yesterday to reports of a man on campus with a suspicious golf club. KCBS-AM 1/7/2020 (clip not available)


Chair and Professor of International Relations Mahmood Monshipouri discussed concerns about the recent death of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani. KTVU 1/7/2020

Assistant Professor of Management Nara Jeong discussed her study on the effects of the U.S. presidency on corporate social responsibility. The CSR Journal 1/7/2020

Director of the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies Persis Karim commented on the death of Iranian military leader Qasem Soleimani. CBS Los Angeles 1/3/2020

An assignment by SF State professors was mentioned in an article about a Filipino-American performing arts space. SF Weekly 1/6/2020


Family, Interiors, Nutrition & Apparel Lecturer Jennifer Stimson discussed healthy eating habits. The Daily Journal 1/2/2020

Research by Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto was cited in a list of ways to tell someone is lying. MSN 1/2/2019

Research by Associate Professor of Psychology Kevin Eschleman on the psychological benefits of hobbies was mentioned in a news segment. KPLA 1/2/2020 (clip not available online)

Alumna Roberta Bulling was elected president of the Lemon Grove Historical Society. East County Magazine 1/3/2020

Alumnus Danny Glover, an activist and actor, appeared in the film “The Last Black Man in San Francisco.” Hollywood Reporter 1/2/2020

Alumna Ginny Parsons was interviewed about her artwork. Alameda Magazine 1/2/2020

Alumnus Alrik Bursell was interviewed about his film, “The Alternate.” The Almanac 1/2/2020

Alumnus and artist Justin Gabaldon discussed a project he will present at the Half Moon Bay library. Half Moon Bay Review 1/2/2019

SF State’s 1968 student strike was mentioned in a summary story of 70 years of Bay Area news coverage. ABC7 1/2/2020


An interview with Professor of History Marc Stein on the history of the Stonewall Riots recently aired. C-Span 1/2/2020

An interview with Professor Emeritus of Theatre Carlos Barón about retaining the Latino cultural history of San Francisco’s Mission District was featured in a news segment. KTVU 1/1/2020 (clip not available)

Associate Professor of Modern Languages & Literature Frederik H Green contributed to an article on Sacramento homeowners being fined for illegal cannabis grows. KPBS 12/31/2019

Global Museum Director Paige Bardolph wrote an article about Native Americans coming together to build a traditional canoe. PBS SoCal 12/30/2019

Professor of History Anthony D’Agostino discussed U.S. relations with Russia. KPFA 12/29/2019

Professor of Psychology Ezequiel Morsella wrote a series of articles on consciousness and the brain. Psychology Today 12/28/2019

Professor Emeritus of English and Asian American Studies Jeffery Paul Chan’s activism and literature was profiled. The New Yorker 12/30/2019

Alumnus Peter Coyote was interviewed about life in 1960s San Francisco in an episode of the television series “The Sixties.” CNN 1/1/2020 (clip not available)

Alumna Judith Content was interviewed about her career in art on the television series “Craft in America.” WTTW-TV 12/29/2019; KUSM-TV 12/30/2019; KTEJ-TV 12/27/2019 (clips not available)

Alumna and founder and director of St. Francis Homelessness Challenge Amy Farah Weiss was interviewed about transitional housing. KBCW-TV 12/29/2019

Late alumnus and novelist Ernest J. Gaines was remembered in an obituary. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 12/30/2019

Alumnus Trevor Garrod was interviewed about the band “Tea Leaf Green” that he formed with fellow alumni Scott Rager and Ben Chambers. Oroville Mercury-Register 12/26/2019

The family of alumna Susan Morrissey Ledyard are looking for information surrounding her death. NBC 12/23/2019

Former faculty member and California state senate candidate Jackie Fielder wrote an op-ed about Senate Bill 50. San Francisco Examiner 12/31/2019

Former faculty member Nathan Hare’s work establishing an African American studies program at SF State in the 1960s was discussed on a radio program about similar programs at Brandeis University. WGBH-FM 12/30/2019 (clip not available)

A study conducted by SF State researchers about the psychological benefits of good posture was mentioned in a news segment. KPLA 12/31/2019 (clip not available)

SF State research on the connection between memory and mental health was mentioned in an article about ways to feel happy in 2020. Women’s Health Magazine 1/1/2020; MSN 1/1/2020