Campus Memo Highlights on April 4th, 2012
Volume 59, Number 30 April 4, 2012
Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics
Associate Professor of Apparel Design and Merchandising Connie Ulasewicz and Assistant Professor of Interior Design Gus Vouchilas coauthored and presented their research, "A Holistic View of Sustainability and Community Engagement in a Master's Program Culminating Experience," at the California Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, March 2 in San Diego, Calif.
Associate Professor of Counseling Rebecca Toporek worked with the American Counseling Association and the Institute for Cultural Competence to organize the 2012 Social Justice Leadership Training Project, a half-day national conference on March 22. The event was attended by more than 100 participants and 16 SF State Counseling students assisted with registration, presentations and facilitation of groups
Design and Industry
Assistant Professor of Design and Industry Hsiao-Yun Chu was interviewed for a video installation that is part of "The Utopian Impulse: Buckminster Fuller and the Bay Area" exhibit at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Chu also helped the curator and filmmaker find some raw materials for the exhibit which runs through July 29.
Recreation, Parks and Tourism
Assistant Professor of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Jackson Wilson presented two studies at the California Parks and Recreation Society Southwest Institute in Long Beach, Calif., March 24-26: "Assessment of computer technology use during internship experience" (coauthored with Assistant Professor of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Pavlina Latkova and Associate Professor of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Erik Rosegard) and "Gender differences in outcomes for challenge course participants" (Wilson, J., 2012).
Whistle whilst you work
The work of Assistant Professor of Special Education Susan Courey was featured in a March 22Irish Independent report and a March 28 article in the San Francisco Chronicle. Courey has found that music and rhythm can help children improve their math skills. "If students don't understand fractions early on, they often struggle with algebra and mathematical reasoning later in their schooling. We have designed a method that uses gestures and symbols to help children understand parts of a whole and learn the academic language of math," Courey said. Fractions become something fun, "the kids don't think they're really doing math."
Appetite for adventure
Assistant Professor of Cinema Julian Hoxter discussed The Hunger Games for a March 24 article in the Daily Democrat. "She's a strong, independent, Amazonian-type leader yet she's also dealing with the confusions of growing up, and that appeals to young people," Hoxter said of the protagonist. "Adults can appreciate that she is a much more proactive, political and powerful character than (Twilight heroine) Bella Swan. She's Bella with a bow and arrow. She's (Harry Potter heroine) Hermione Granger as a lead."
The Guardian Scholars program was the subject of a March 26 San Francisco Chronicle feature which also quoted Director of the Guardian Scholars Program Xochitl Sanchez-Zarama. "You can always spot the guardian scholars on move-in day; Guardian scholars are the ones dropped off on the curb by a taxi or a social worker," Sanchez-Zarama said. "Maybe they get a handshake or a pat on the back, and they are carrying what little they have in a Hefty bag or cardboard box, while everyone else is hugging their parents and waving goodbye."
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