CampusMemo Highlights on November 9th, 2011
Volume 59, Number 13 November 7, 2011
Cancer support group forming
A monthly faculty and staff cancer support group is forming. The group, facilitated by Director of Counseling and Psychological Services Derethia DuVal, will meet Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 4 to 5 p.m. in SSB 208. The group is envisioned as a place for people to give/receive encouragement, emotional support, practical support and exchange information. For more information and to RSVP, please call 338-6100.
Tree of Life: Preserving 3,000 years of Family Heritage is an experimental University Museum exhibition that brings together the museum's permanent and teaching collections from very different places and time periods. The opening reception will be held Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 3 to 6 p.m. in HUM 510. Exhibit hours will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday from Nov. 7 through Dec. 7.
The exhibition will show methods used by people across cultures and time to preserve their family histories. At the reception, museum experts will demonstrate the restoration of a Chinese scroll painting. Food and beverages will be served, and the emporium will be available for holiday shopping.
Holiday luncheon at the Palace Hotel
The University Women's Association (UWA) annual holiday luncheon is scheduled for Dec. 3 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. This year's special guests will be the Gloria Spencer UWA Scholarship recipients for 2011-12. The cost is $50 for UWA members and their guests, $55 for non-members. Everyone is invited and encouraged to bring friends, co-workers, colleagues and family.
For detailed information, menu and reservation form, visit www.sfsu.edu/~uwa and click on the "events" link or contact Lin Ivory at linivory@... Persons interested in joining should visit the website and follow the "membership" link. UWA has also planned a Beach Blanket Babylon Theatre party on Nov. 13 and a tour of the Anchor Brewery on Nov. 21.
Preliminary call for papers/panels
The third Global Conference on Genocide, "Genocide: Knowing the Past, Safeguarding the Future," will begin June 28, 2012 at SF State. Suggestions for panels and papers on all aspects of the study of genocide and mass violence -- past, present and future -- are invited. Submissions should be e-mailed to the chairs of the program committee: Volker Langbehn at langbehn@... and Juergen Zimmerer at juergen.zimmerer@... Submissions must be received by Dec. 15, 2011. Abstracts should be no more than 250 words per paper, and panel suggestions should briefly state the rationale of the panel, including short CVs and institutional affiliation. Submissions should be contained in a single Word file.
Bay Area Science Festival under way
SF State is taking part in the first Bay Area Science Festival (BASF), offering the campus community and public a series of free, interactive events that focus on science and technology. Take your child to check out the remaining events and ignite their interest in the sciences:
The Bay Area Star Party will start at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5 in Thornton Hall. Activities on tap include viewing the night sky through telescopes from the rooftop observatory, with tips from professional astronomers, and shows in the University's planetarium.
Discovery Days at AT&T Park will be a science carnival comprised of three exhibits: a booth with interactive chemistry experiments hosted by students, a presentation on movement research by Professor of Kinesiology Kate Hamill and the math faculty's hands-on activities with ropes, ribbons and bubbles that will enable visitors -- from kindergarteners to adults -- to learn how mathematics can help us understand DNA. The event will start at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6 in AT&T Park.
Read more at SF State News: www.sfsu.edu/~news/2011/fall/24.html
Veterans Services Center celebrates success
The Veterans Services Center will celebrate its first anniversary throughout the day on Nov. 9 with refreshments and a Resource Fair that features, among other things, an "Ask a Vet" table staffed by SF State veterans from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Centennial Walkway near the Student Services building.
During the past year, the center has provided valuable support and assistance to the 430 veterans on campus, as well as the 323 dependents of veterans. "These are very motivated students, who are eager to pursue careers," Veterans Services Coordinator Rogelio Manaois said. "Most of them already have college or community college credits and want our help to focus on the classes and requirements they need to graduate in the most efficient amount of time."
Read more at SF State News: www.sfsu.edu/~news/2011/fall/30.html
Professor of Cinema Jameson Goldner participated in a panel discussion of blacklisting by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). The program was held at the San Francisco Jewish Community Center in conjunction with the performance of "Zero, The Life of Zero Mostel."
Labor Employment Studies
Associate Professor and Director of Labor and Employment Studies John Logan presented his paper "The Legal Enforceability of Global Frame Work Agreements in the United States" at the Freedom of Association in Private Transnational Law conference at Queen's University, Canada on Oct. 29. Logan also provided to CNN Europe analysis of the Qantas contract disagreement on Oct. 29.
Three faculty members of the School of Social Work presented at the 57th Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) in Atlanta, GA, Oct. 27-30. Assistant Professor of Social Work Yeon-Shim Lee presented a paper on "Elder mistreatment: The roles of sociocultural contexts on perceptions and help-seeking behaviors in Chinese and Korean immigrants," and Assistant Professors of Social Work Candy Madrigal and Jocelyn Hermosowere part of an inter-disciplinary panel of CSU professors presenting on "Addressing Critical Issues in Teaching: Social Justice Pedagogy Across Disciplines." Hermoso also presented a paper on "Critical Issues in Teaching: Confronting Disparity and Inequality through Social Justice Pedagogy."
In the Nov. 1 issue of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Professor and Chair of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Patrick Tierney cited a 2002 study that showed state parks generate $6.6 billion in economic activity, supporting 100,000 jobs. "You are losing money by closing state parks," Tierny said.
The San Jose Mercury News reported Nov. 1 on a study conducted by Associate Professor of Biology Gretchen LeBuhn with a recent SF State graduate that indicates today's Central California birds are larger than those studied 27-40 years ago. "It's one of those moments where you ask, 'what's happening here?'" LeBuhn said. "Even over a pretty short period of time, we've documented changes in important traits like body size, where we don't expect to see much flexibility. But in some ways it gave me a little more hope that these birds are able to respond -- hopefully in time -- to changes in climate."
For more media coverage of faculty, staff, students, alumni and programs, see SF State in the News.
For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar
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