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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February

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 2/3/2019

Associate Director of the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability Emily Beitiks discussed her relationship with her mother, who had multiple sclerosis. KQED 2/2/2019

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 1/31/2019; Democrat and Chronicle 1/31/2019; Yahoo News 2/3/2019 (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 1/31/2019

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 2/3/2019

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 1/31/2019

Alumnus and Native American activist Richard Oakes was mentioned in an article about a documentary. Miamiok 1/30/2019

An opinion article advocating for a ban on LGBT conversion therapy cited SF State research on the negative impacts of the practice. Cincinnati.com 2/1/2019

A new book, “Changing Academia Forever,” describes the 1968 student strike at SF State from the perspective of the strikers. Post News Group 1/30/2019


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