Campus Highlights on November, 14th 2012
Volume 60, Number 14 November 12, 2012
International Education Week begins
International Education Week (IEW) 2012, Tuesday, Nov. 13 through Friday, Nov. 16, is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of State.
The annual event combines activities and events that emphasize the importance of increasing knowledge and awareness of the world's cultures, peoples and languages in order to build understanding and respect, which will ultimately enhance constructive leadership in the global community.
Professor of Health Education Erik Peper presented the invited enrichment lecture "Controlling Pain and Healing Cancer" and the invited presentation "Integrating Breathing and Therapeutic Touch" at the 38th annual conference of the Biofeedback Society of California in Burlingame Nov. 2-4.
Assistant Professor of Health Education Rick Harvey gave the invited presentations "Psychoneuroimmunology" and "Stress Profiling" at the 38th annual conference of the Biofeedback Society of California in Burlingame Nov. 2-4.
The following Health Education faculty members presented at the 2012 meeting of the American Public Health Association in San Francisco, Oct. 28 through Oct. 30:
Professor Adam Burke and Assistant Professor Jun Wang co-presented the posters "Predictors of Colorectal Cancer Screening Behavior and Physician Recommendation Among Chinese American Immigrants" and "Health Literacy Needs of Older Chinese Americans."
Professor Adam Burke co-presented the papers "Patient Perceptions of Communication Practices of Traditional and Allopathic Providers" and "Factors Associated with Colorectal Cancer Screening Adoption Among Chinese Americans: A Stages of Change Perspective."
Associate Professor Juliana van Olphen co-presented the poster "Measures, methods, and evaluation in CBPR."
Assistant Professor Emma Sanchez-Vaznaugh presented the papers "Is BMI different among Asian American Ethnic Subgroups based on nativity and US-length of residence?" and "Population-Level Trends Analyses of Childhood Obesity in California: Do Contextual Factors Modify the Trends?"
Assistant Professor Rick Harvey presented the paper "Primary Prevention of School Bullying: An Assessment of a Bay Area Elementary School."
Associate Professor Lisa Moore presented the paper "Progressive Pedagogy Across the Lifespan."
Associate Professor Jose Ramon Fernandez-Pena presented the paper "The Welcome Back Initiative."
SF State of mind
President Les Wong discussed the attraction of SF State to students from around the state and world in a Nov. 5 KGO Radio interview. "People are coming from around the Pacific Rim, they're coming from Southern California -- about a third of our freshmen class this year are from Southern California. They want to be around students that are different from them, that come from around the world that speak different languages and come from different cultures," Wong said. "We have to keep focused on our mission to serve students and the community extremely well. My biggest worry (budget-wise) is, 'is there room at the inn' for these students to experience what really is a great experience here."
Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies and Chair of American Indian Studies Andrew Jolivette wrote about the role of race in the Presidential election and Barack Obama's Presidency in a Nov. 2 opinion piece on The Policy Press blog. "What President Obama has done is highlight and open up a national dialogue about where the USA is as a nation when it comes to race," Jolivette wrote. "He has been successful because, unlike Kerry and Gore before him, he brought together the most diverse coalition of supporters in U.S. history. This is directly related to his biracial background which continues to allow him to navigate policy compromises and see the commonality between two different sides of the same issue."
In a Nov. 1 San Francisco Chronicle article Associate Professor of Public Administration Sheldon Gencommented on San Francisco's new policy of using treated and recycled water for some irrigation purposes. "The acceptance among the public has probably come around faster than the infrastructure's ability to adjust to those preferences," Gen said. "The wastewater treatment systems that we find in our cities were built largely prior to our desire as a society to recycle water.
For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar
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