Campus Highlights on May 9th, 2012
Volume 59, Number 35 May 7, 2012
Barbro Osher to receive honorary with degree
Barbro Osher, a local philanthropist with an extraordinary record of generosity, will be awarded an Honorary Degree at San Francisco State University's 111th Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 19.
As Chairman of the Board, Barbro Osher has led the Osher Foundation to become one of the nation's leading charitable foundations. At SF State and at more than 150 other colleges and universities across the United States, the Oshers have established Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes to provide educational opportunities to seasoned adults and Osher Reentry Scholarships to help students whose studies have been interrupted for five or more years to earn their baccalaureate degree.
Read more at www.sfsu.edu/~news/prsrelea/fy12/042.html
June 1 Clipper card required for free Muni 28 transfer at Daly City BART
Beginning June 1, free transfers between BART and the Muni 28 line at Daly City Station will no longer be done via paper transfer. In order to get the free transfer from BART to the Muni 28 line, fares will have to be paid with a Clipper card. The Muni return fare will also be free if the return trip takes place within 24 hours, regardless of whether the BART-to-SF State trip was on the Muni 28 bus or the SF State shuttle.
To receive the free Muni fare transfer from the Daly City BART Station to campus, and/or the return trip, do the following:
- Tap your Clipper card when exiting Daly City BART
- For the SF State-bound trip on Muni, tap your Clipper card when boarding a Muni 28 bus leaving Daly City BART Station
- For the Daly City BART-bound trip on Muni, tap your Clipper card upon boarding the Muni 28 bus toward Daly City BART within 24 hours
The SF State shuttle will not run during the summer; service will end on May 18 and resume on Aug. 27, at the beginning of fall semester.
For more information on how to obtain a Clipper card, call (877) 878-8883 or visit www.clippercard.com Clipper cards are available on campus at the Cesar Chavez Student Center information desk. Contact Wendy Bloom at wbloom@... with questions about the transfer
Bookstore rewards early textbook adoption
The SFSU Bookstore congratulates the colleges of Science and Engineering, Business, and Health and Human Services for earning $27,750 combined for submitting more than 90 percent of the fall textbook adoptions by the campus deadline. A total of $36,750 in early adoption rewards were earned by 34 departments. Early textbook adoptions reduce textbook costs and improve accessibility for students with disabilities.
Design and Industry
Design work by Assistant Professor of Design and Industry Joshua Singer appears in the new FAX travelling exhibition hosted by The San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries through July 21. Artists were challenged to reconceive the fax machine as a thinking and drawing tool for this show. Visitwww.sfartscommission.org/gallery/2012/fax/ for more information.
Professor of Kinesiology Susan Zieff was featured in the San Francisco Examiner's 3-minute interview on April 23. Zieff's research links crime and lack of resources to a decrease in physical activity among residents in San Francisco's low-income neighborhoods. "In the Tenderloin parents in many cases don't want their children to go outside In Chinatown, they said at 7 p.m. they go inside and lock their doors. In Visitacion Valley a murder in the area deterred them from walking in the area a month afterward," Zieff said. She added that residents can "walk upstairs instead of use the elevator and get off the bus a stop early. One key point is safety."
Old wine, new bottles
The Corvallis Gazette Times reported in its May 1 issue on Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Sue Rosser's speech at Oregon State University on the obstacles faced by women in scientific fields. Rosser described the barriers as "old wine in new bottles," because sexism still exists, albeit in a more subtle form. "The women love their science or their engineering," Rosser said. "What they want is these barriers to be removed so they can do their science and engineering."
For more media coverage of faculty, staff, students, alumni and programs, see SF State in the News.
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