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    CampusMemo: July 25, 2011 [CampusMemo logo] Volume 59, Number 1 July 25, 2011 [CampusMemo Home image and link to CampusMemo home page]
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      CampusMemo: July 25, 2011
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      Volume 59, Number 1    July 25, 2011         

      CampusMemo Home image and link to CampusMemo home page    Announcements image and link to Announcements section    News image and link to News section    Events image and link to Events section    Insiders image and link to Insiders section    Newsmakers image and link to Newsmakers section 

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      CampusMemo summer schedule
      CampusMemo will return to its regular weekly schedule with the Aug. 22 issue.

      Youth sailing and kayaking camps
      The Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism offers weeklong sailing and kayaking camps for youth ages 8-12. Children may register for half- or full-day sailing and kayaking camps, or full-day sailing and science camps to be held at Lake Merced. No previous sailing or kayaking experience is required. All equipment and certified instructors will be provided. For more information and online registration, visit http://recdept.sfsu.edu/sailing.aspx

      Nextbus reminder
      The campus community is reminded that predictions for Muni buses, such as the 28/28L line, are available from NextBus.com and can be accessed from computers and smart phones. The service may be of particular help to BART riders who usually rely on the SF State shuttle for transport between campus and the Daly City BART station. To access the information, visit NextBus.com or http://inside.sfsu.edu to see listings for multiple Muni lines. Transit information can also be obtained by calling 511.

       

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      Construction updates
      Library plaza
      The area bounded by the Library, Business building, Cesar Chavez Student Center and the quad is fenced off for construction on the Library plaza and accessible pathway to 19th Avenue. Pedestrian traffic has been rerouted to the pathway/courtyard between the Business and HSS buildings. Adjoining buildings will remain open during construction and only some entry points will be affected. Combining the plaza and pathway projects will expedite their completion and ensure the pedestrian core of campus will be open and welcoming to students when they arrive this fall.

      A map of the construction area and detours can be viewed at www.sfsu.edu/~build/images/Library_plaza.pdf

      Parking garage
      The intersection between the Student Services building and Student Health Center will be closed Thursday and Friday, July 28 and July 29, as part of the parking garage pathway re-grading project. Traffic entering and exiting Lot 6 will use the service road east and north of Cox Stadium that connects to North State Drive. The service road will be one-way in both directions, with flaggers stationed at both ends to allow traffic to move alternately in each direction. Drivers are advised to allow extra time to reach or leave Lot 6.

      Pedestrians going to and from the core of campus and the garage and Library Annex buildings should use the pathway between the Village Apartments and the Student Services building.

      For a map of the area and detours, visit www.sfsu.edu/~build/construct/lot20.html


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      This week in Insiders: Creative Arts Technical Services staffer Diana Rumjahn, Associate Professor of Creative Writing Camille Dungy, Associate Professor of Creative Writing Nona Caspers, Creative Writing Lecturer Donna De La Perriere, Creative Writing Lecturer Barbara Tomash, Assistant Professor of Race and Resistance Studies Jason Ferreira, International Relations Lecturer Margaret Leahy, Associate Professor of Geography Ellen Hines and Professor of Holistic Healing Studies Erik Peper.

      Creative Arts
      During a 45-film festival tour that included The Times British Film Institute London Film Festival, Creative Arts Technical Services staffer Diana Rumjahn's film "Going Home" won a Memorable Film Award at the International Panorama of Independent Film and Video Makers in Patras City, Greece and garnered honorable mentions and nominations in Malaysia, Ukraine and Marin County, California.

      Creative Writing
      Associate Professor of Creative Writing Camille Dungy read her poetry at the Iowa City Book Festival on July 16. Southern Illinois University Press published her newest volume of poetry, Smith Blue, in June. Her previous volume, Suck on the Marrow, won the 2011 American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation.

      The works of three faculty members were selected for publication in the 29th edition of the literary journal, New American Writing: "Piazza Pietrasanta" by Associate Professor of Creative Writing Nona Caspers, "You Will Miss Me When I Burn" and "For kari edwards" by Creative Writing Lecturer Donna De La Perriere and "Nachtmusik 1," "Nachtmusik 2" and "Nachtmusik 3" by Creative Writing Lecturer Barbara Tomash. The 41-year-old international journal was founded by Creative Writing Professor Paul Hoover and is edited by Hoover and Professor of Creative Writing Maxine Chernoff.

      Ethnic Studies
      Assistant Professor of Race and Resistance Studies Jason Ferreira and International Relations Lecturer Margaret Leahy contributed chapters to the book, Ten Years that Shook the City: San Francisco 1968- 1978 (City Lights, 2011)
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      Geography
      Associate Professor of Geography Ellen Hines presented the paper "Threats to coastal dolphins from oil exploration, drilling and spills off the coast of Belize" at the June 29-30 "Too Precious to Drill: the Marine Biodiversity of Belize" conference.

      Health Education
      Professor of Holistic Healing Studies Erik Peper is co-author of the book Fighting Cancer: A non-toxic Approach to Treatment published in June by North Atlantic Books.

      Peper also co-authored "Using EEG for enhancing performance: Arousal, attention, self-talk and imagery" published in Biofeedback & Neurofeedback: Applications in Sport Psychology.


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      This week in Newsmakers: Associate Professor of Biology and Director of The Great Sunflower Project Gretchen LeBuhn, Professor of English Michael Krasny, Associate Professor and Director of Labor Studies John Logan and Geosciences Lecturer Jan Null.

      Citizen science
      The July 15 San Francisco Examiner interviewed Associate Professor of Biology and Director of The Great Sunflower Project Gretchen LeBuhn about the Great Bee Count Day which took place on July 16. LeBuhn said, "Â…the number of honeybees and native bees are declining. Bees are important to our food supply. This is the first and the biggest survey of the status of pollinators."

      Changing influence
      In a San Francisco Chronicle opinion piece published July 10, Professor of English Michael Krasny wrote about the changing influence of religion on American politics. He stated that change is the one constant in American values, especially when tied to religion and religious belief. Most polls show an ongoing overall decline in belief and worship, and a growing acceptance of other beliefs once seen as oppositional if not heretical, including atheism and agnosticism.

      Labor differences
      Associate Professor and Director of Labor Studies John Logan was quoted in a July 6 Huffington Post opinion piece that contrasted the strength of English labor unions in with those in the United States. "The overall environment is still much less hostile in the U.K. than it is in the U.S. both in terms of the legal environment and in terms of employer behavior," Logan said.

      Kids and cars
      Geosciences Lecturer Jan Null was quoted in a July 3 Citizen-Times (Asheville, Ky.) report on the dangers of leaving children alone in cars. "It doesn't have to be a heat wave," Null said. "On a mild Kentucky day with temperatures in the mid-80s, car temperatures can become deadly after 30 minutes."

      For more media coverage of faculty, staff, students, alumni and programs, see SF State in the News


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      Click on the link for each event to view full listing in the University Calendar.

      Coming Up
      Aug. 18: Theatre: The Barber of Seville: 7 p.m.

      Aug. 19: Theatre: The Barber of Seville: 7 p.m.

      Aug. 20: Theatre: The Barber of Seville: 2 p.m.

      Aug. 20: Theatre: The Barber of Seville: 7 p.m.

      Aug. 23: Fall '11 First Day of Instruction

      Aug. 25: Theatre: The Barber of Seville: 7 p.m.

      Aug. 26: Theatre: The Barber of Seville: 7 p.m.

      Aug. 27: Theatre: The Barber of Seville: 7 p.m.

      Sept. 5: Labor Day: No Classes; Offices Closed


      For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar

       


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