Campus Memo Highlights on Wednesday October 24, 2012
Volume 60, Number 11 October 22, 2012
Gator men's basketball exhibition at USF Oct. 27
The SF State men's basketball team will travel to the Hilltop on Saturday, Oct. 27 for a 7 p.m. exhibition game with the University of San Francisco (USF) Dons. Admission to this game is free.
Prior to the game, there will be an alumni, family and friends reception in the University Crossroads Café on the USF campus beginning at 6 p.m. For more information on the reception, contact the SF State Alumni Association at ext. 8-2217. To follow the SF State Gators, visit www.sfstategators.com
The Alumni Relations program will provide a bus to and from USF. The first 40 people who e-mail Ken Maeshiro at kmaeshir@... will be given a seat on the bus. The bus will await passenger boarding in Lot 19/20 and will depart at 5 p.m. sharp. It will return to Lot 19/20 immediately following the game.
Professor Emerita of Chemistry and Biochemistry (and current lecturer) Margareta Sequin presented a workshop based on her book The Chemistry of Plants; Perfumes, Pigments, and Poisons at the Chico State Herbarium on Oct. 13.
Design & Industry
Design and Industry Lecturer and filmmaker Spencer McCall screened his new crime mystery film The Institute at the Mill Valley Film Festival on Oct. 11.
Professor of Health Education and Director of the Institute for Holistic Health Studies Adam Burke on Friday, Oct. 12 attended his final meeting as an Advisory Council member of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Burke's three-year term began with his appointment by Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius in September 2009.
Women and Gender Studies
Professor of Women and Gender Studies Nan Alamilla Boyd discussed her latest book, Bodies of Evidence: The Practice of Queer Oral History, on Oct. 11 at the Oral History As
Associate Professor of Psychology Chris Wright's study that found job applicants view unusual puzzle-type questions asked in job interviews as unfair was featured in mid-October by media outlets such as KGO Radio, PsychCentral, e! Science News and Yahoo! News blog. "Overall, the feelings towards these types of interviews were negative," Wright said. "Then there's still the question hanging out there, which is do these puzzles actually measure anything? I think there's a feeling that these types of questions measure broad constructs like intelligence, but that there might be a lot better tools out there to measure this."
Associate Professor of History Philip Dreyfus was quoted in an Oct. 14 San Francisco Chroniclearticle about San Francisco's Prop. F, which proposes to drain Hetch Hetchy Reservoir and restore the valley, part of Yosemite National Park. "This was the first national debate where Americans even considered the need for conservation," Dreyfus said. "But the debate still revolves around Hetch Hetchy as a question of nature versus utilitarian need."
Assistant Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented on the controversy surrounding the reinstatement of San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi in an Oct. 10 KQED Forum discussion. "Mayor Lee's statement last night, and some of the statements we heard from supervisors who voted against reinstating Mirkarimi show that they're going to likely take a hard line on this and it's going to be difficult for the sheriff (to mend fences)," McDaniel said. "We're seeing the competing groups still litigating this issue and that means that the political process didn't work the way it was intended."
SF State received $2,235,788 in grants and contracts in September 2012.
Read Grants & Contracts: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/fall12/oct22grants.htm
Campus Sustainability Day
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