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    [CampusMemo logo] Volume 59, Number 18 December 12, 2011 [CampusMemo Home image and link to CampusMemo home page]
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      Volume 59, Number 18    December 12, 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 Dots  In Memoriam image and link to In Memoriam section

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      Hayes appointed Vice President for Administration and Finance/CFO
      Nancy K. Hayes, who has served as interim vice president for administration and finance and chief financial officer while a search for a successor to Leroy Morishita has been underway, will continue in the role. "I am delighted that Nancy has agreed to stay on as vice president through the remainder of my tenure and until a new vice president is appointed," President Corrigan said. "She has served the University with distinction in this role, and we are delighted to benefit from her continued leadership."

      Hayes' appointment follows an extensive search for a successor to Morishita, which was ultimately unsuccessful. The search committee will renew the search once a new president has been named.

      Library Annex I and Library @ HSS closed during Winter Intersession
      In preparation for reopening the J. Paul Leonard Library in spring 2012, Library Annex I and Library Media Services and Laptop Checkout in HSS will be closed during the winter intersession, Jan. 3-22, 2012.

      Library collections will be available throughout the winter intersession with the exception of current periodicals and print reference collections in Library Annex I. Book Pickup and Checkout in HSS 102 will be available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. with the exception of Monday, Jan. 16, the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday when the campus is closed. Book Pickup and Checkout services will be temporarily unavailable during the period that they relocate to the J. Paul Leonard Library. Dates for that relocation are still to be determined.

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      Social Work
      Assistant Professor of Social Work Rashmi Gupta presented a paper titled, "Joy and Burden of Care Giving in India: Implications for Service Providers" at the 64th Annual Gerontological Society of America Conference in Boston.

      Institute for Civic and Community Engagement
      Director of the Rehabilitation Engineering Technology Project Ray Grott gave a presentation as part of a panel discussion on "Assistive Technology Service Delivery" at the Rehabilitation Engineering Summit held in Washington, D.C., Nov. 28-30.

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      Dollars and sense
      Assistant Professor of Finance Todd Feldman discussed the financial implications and advantages of investing in individual retirement accounts (IRA) for a Dec. 6 Fox Business article. "The only safety issue regarding the IRA is that an investor should hold their IRA at a custodian that is insured by the (Securities Investor Protection Corporation)," Feldman said. It is also important to "to re-balance every six months to a year to maintain a well-diversified portfolio."

      Transit travails
      In a Dec. 5 article in The Atlantic Cities, Assistant Professor of Geography Jason Hendersontalked about the catch-22 San Francisco's transit policies face. "There was an assumption that there's always going to be driving everywhere, and it's always going to increase, and there needs to be a rational decision-making process to decide where limited transportation dollars should go," said Henderson. Under the current metrics, the addition of bicycle lanes is often considered detrimental to the environment, because cars may have to idle longer.

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

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      We mark the passing of professor Emeritus of Theatre Arts Alex Flett.

      Read In Memoriam : www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/fall11/dec12memoriam.htm

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

      Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Lecture Series: Nader Shabahangi: noon

      Recital: Opera Workshop: 7 p.m.


      For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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