CampusMemo Highlights on April 18, 2011
Volume 58, Number 30 April 18, 2011
UWA Half-Marathon and Marathon registration
The registration period is nearing for University Women's Association-sponsored (UWA) runners and walkers who plan to participate in the Oct. 16 Nike Marathon and Half-Marathon for Women. The event, which benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, allows participants to move at their own pace on a scenic course that runs from Union Square to Ocean Beach. Participants must apply online through www.nikemarathon.com between Monday, April 11 and Friday, April 22. Use group ID S7YXQ6 to qualify for the random drawing. Check the FAQ page for details and e-mail questions to Ilona Vandergriff at vdgriff@...
Berriault Award winner reading
The Creative Writing Department invites the campus community to a reading by fiction writer Susan Straight on Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m. in the Poetry Center, HUM 512. Straight is the 2011 recipient of the Gina Berriault Award, which the department presents each year in memory of Berriault, who taught at SF State.
The Gay Couples Study
The Gay Couples Study (GCS), a project of the Center for Research on Gender and Sexuality, seeks to identify and examine relationship dynamics in gay couples and how those dynamics affect sexual risk behaviors with primary and outside partners. Relationship dynamics include communication, intimacy, power dynamics, couple serostatus, sexual behaviors and sexual agreements. The GCS employs both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and is recruiting couples for a small study in which couples participate in face-to-face paid interviews. For further information, visit www.gaycouplesstudy.org or call 1-888-688-1777.
You & Me study
You & Me, a project of the Center for Research on Gender and Sexuality, is a study of black and white gay men in relationships. Men who have sex with men, especially black and white men, account for the majority of HIV infections in the U.S., many of which occur within committed relationships. As with the Gay Couples Study, relationship dynamics and the impact that they have on HIV and STD risks will be examined. Unlike the Gay Couples Study, this will focus on factors like masculinity, racism, experiences of stigma and homophobia, and relationship satisfaction. The study is now recruiting gay male couples to participate in one-on-one paid interviews. For more information, visit www.youandmestudy.com or call 1-855-837-4840.
Summer activities for small children
New this year, Campus Recreation has opened the pool to swim lessons for children age 6-14. Red Cross-certified instructors will lead 30 minute lessons from June 6 through Aug. 4. Visit http://www.sfsu.edu/~recsport/summerswim.html for more information.
CBPR Summer Institute
The summer institute, "Community-Based Participatory Research for Health Equity" (CBPR), hosted by SF State in Collaboration with UC Berkeley, will be held Aug. 8-12. The institute will cover a range of topics, including building and maintaining partnerships, collaborative study design and intervention development, the intersection of CBPR and policy change, and fundraising and sustainability. Participants can sign up for all five days of the conference for a reduced rate or register for one or more days. A limited number of students can take the course for two credits, the Health Equity Institute will provide some scholarships for junior faculty and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will provide funding for some faculty to attend the second day of the conference. The registration deadline is June 30. For more information, e-mail hed@... (with "CBPR Summer Institute" in the subject line) or visit http://healthed.sfsu.edu/cbpr.aspx
25th anniversary of the LARC
The Labor Archives and Research Center (LARC) at SF State will celebrate its 25th anniversary on May 1 and July 9. The May 1 celebration begins at 11 a.m. in the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 34 Hall at 4 Berry Street (near AT&T Park). Events will include a Labor History Fair featuring a film screening of rare labor footage and a recording booth where people can share their work and union stories, followed by a cultural program honoring labor through music, theater, poetry and a talk by Professor of History Robert Cherny.
The July 9 festivities will feature an aerial dance highlighting the great 1934 San Francisco General Strike that was sparked by the deaths of two workers. The dance will be performed by Flyaway Productions and incorporate the building's features into the choreography, utilizing rigging to create space and movement. There will be two performances, with a walking tour of local labor landmarks in between. Performances will begin at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the historic Rincon Annex Post Office at the corner of Steuart and Mission streets.
For more information, visit www.library.sfsu.edu/larc
Director of Academic Technology Maggie Beers delivered the CSU Community of Academic Technology Staff (CATS) online conference keynote address April 12, titled "Nine CATS Lives: Nine Ways CATS Can Help Transform the CSU and the Lives of Our Students."
Creative Writing Lecturer Camille Roy's new collection of poetry and prose, Sherwood Forest, was published by Futurepoem Books. She read from the book at an April 14 Meridian Gallery reading, which also featured the work of Associate Professor of Creative Writing Robert Gluck.
Associate Professor of Creative Writing Camille Dungy's latest collection of poetry, Suck on the Marrow (Red Hen, 2010), won the 2011 PoetryFlash Northern California Book Award for poetry.
Associate Professor of Psychology Jeff Cookston published "The Kids' Turn Program Evaluation: Probing Change within a Community-Based Intervention for Separating Families" in the journal Family Court Review.
In an April 11 UK-based Guardian newspaper opinion piece, Associate Professor and Director of Labor Studies John Logan analyzed recent state assaults on public-sector unions. "Make no mistake: this fight is primarily about political power, not about public sector finances," Logan said. "The battle over collective bargaining rights for public sector employees at the state level is far from lost But in the long term, American labour cannot win this battle unless it can also find a way to grow private sector union membership."
Associate Professor of Political Science Nicole Watts commented on the significance of the protests in Iraqi Kurdistan for an April 9 article on Rudaw.net. "These protests definitely represent a much broader movement for change than just a few groups of disgruntled citizens," Watts said. "The well-organized nature of these protests, the coherence and consistency of the demands, and the broad cross-section of society involved all speak to the general level of dissatisfaction with the KRG (Kurdistan Regional Government) ."
Who you know
Professor of Management John Sullivan was interviewed for an April 8 National Public Radio report on the growing use of employee referral programs by corporations. "If your company's not doing a lot of hiring, it's critical that you get the right people for those few positions -- and employee referrals just (turn) out to be the best method to do that," Sullivan said.
SF State received $2,204,854 in grants and contracts in February and March 2011.
Read Grants & Contracts : www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/spring11/apr18grants.htm
April 23: Theatre: The House of Bernarda Alba: 7 p.m.
For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar
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