CampusMemo Highlights on November 30th, 2011
Volume 59, Number 16 November 28, 2011
SF State community food drive
This holiday season you can make a difference in the life of a family by giving the perfect gift: food. Please join Human Resources, Safety and Risk Management in a holiday food drive through Dec. 22. Food and funds that are collected will be donated to the San Francisco Food Bank to help provide nutritious holiday meals for thousands of needy singles, families and seniors in our community.
We welcome the campus community to join us in making this a successful holiday drive. Food donations can be dropped off at the Human Resources, Safety and Risk Management reception area in ADM 252. Cash donations are also welcome and can be made at http://holidaydrive.sffoodbank.org/team/9928549862 Information regarding the most needed non-perishable foods can also be found at that link.
On behalf of Human Resources, Safety and Risk Management, thank you and have a happy holiday season.
Professor of Biology Tom Parker co-authored a paper titled "Evaluating tidal marsh sustainability in the face of sea level rise: a hybrid modeling approach applied to San Francisco Bay," published Nov. 16 in the online journal PLoS One.
Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics
Associate Professor of Apparel Design and Merchandising Connie Ulasewicz presented "Influence of World War II on Women's Fashions in San Francisco" at the International Textile and Apparel Association National Conference in Philadelphia on Nov. 5.
Also, Ulasewicz wrote the chapter "Sustainable Design Practices for the Social Entrepreneurial Business," which was published in Social Responsibility and Sustainability, the concluding volume of a five-volume monograph series about service learning. President Robert A. Corrigan wrote the foreword to the volume.
Creative Writing Lecturer Alice LaPlante has received the Wellcome Trust Book Prize for her first novel Turn of Mind, which also received a favorable review in The New York Times Book Review, earlier this year.
Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies Rabab Abdulhadi is a co-editor of Arab and Arab American Feminisms, published by Syracuse University Press.
An ill wind
Geosciences Lecturer Jan Null commented for a Nov. 18 CBS News report on the likelihood of extreme weather caused by a second La Niña Pacific ocean current phenomenon in as many years. "Forecasts are for the rest of the fall and into the early winter for it to strengthen, possibly, into a weak-to-moderate La Niña," Null said. "A third of the U.S. economy is weather-sensitive, so if we can look at these patterns and see how they are going to affect the upcoming winter, as far as energy consumption, then you're able to get a heads up as far as preparedness."
Professor of International Relations Andrei Tsygankov remarked on Vladimir Putin's expected return to the Russian presidency for a Nov. 18 Bloomberg article. Putin "likes to cast himself as a follower of Pyotr Stolypin, the powerful prime minister and economic reformer under Nicholas II" who sought to modernize pre-revolutionary Russia's economy, Tsygankov said. Putin has cast "his return to power as necessary to complete the (economic) recovery started in 2000."
For more media coverage of faculty, staff, students, alumni and programs, see SF State in the News.
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