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November 15, 2008 | Associated Press
Dr. C. Harmon Brown, considered a pioneer in the fields of sports science and medicine, died of cancer Tuesday at his home in San Mateo, Calif., USA Track & Field said in a news release. He was 78. Brown, a professor at UC San Francisco, was a longtime member of the medical and anti-doping commission of the International Assn. of Athletics Federations before stepping down last year. Trained as an endocrinologist, his lifelong passion was track and field.
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November 23, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
San Francisco State University is launching the first program in the advanced study of sexuality in the Western United States. The 30-unit master's program includes courses on the sociocultural foundations of human sexuality, sexual cultures and diversity, disability and sexuality, sexual identity formation, and sexual and gender role development and behavior.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A 21-year-old man died after falling from a stairway at a residential hall on the San Francisco State campus late Saturday. Ivan Zimmerman of Pleasanton apparently fell from an exterior stairway in the Village at Centennial Square about 10:50 p.m., said university spokeswoman Ellen Griffin. He was pronounced dead on arrival at San Francisco General Hospital.
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February 12, 1989
The new president of overcrowded San Francisco State University, Robert A. Corrigan, proposed using the spacious grounds of the Army's Presidio as a university-run "educational park" if the military proceeds with plans to close the historic base. Federal law requires most of the Presidio to become part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area if the Army shuts it down.
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April 8, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
San Francisco State University is considering eliminating its School of Engineering to help close a $14-million budget gap. Spokeswoman Christina Holmes said campus President Robert Corrigan does not want to make across-the-board cuts because that erodes the quality of the entire university. Instead, he wants to make targeted cuts, she said. Holmes emphasized that eliminating the engineering school is just a proposal. Cutting the school could save the campus $2.5 million a year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1996 | From Times staff and wire reports
Researchers at San Francisco State University and the University of Arizona have independently discovered the eighth planet known to exist outside our solar system. The planet orbits the sun-like star 16 Cygni B, about 85 light-years from Earth. The planet, whose discovery was reported Wednesday at an American Astronomical Society meeting in Tucson, has a mass about 1.6 times that of Jupiter and an orbit that is much more elliptical than any previously observed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A San Francisco State University student who fell from a coastal bluff during a recent team-building hike along the Marin Headlands died Tuesday. Kevin Costello, 17, of Watsonville, Calif., slipped and fell about 50 feet when he and another student set out on a steep slope during the university's Presidential Scholars Program retreat Friday. He was taken to Stanford University Medical Center. San Francisco State President Robert A.
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May 25, 1994 | Associated Press
San Francisco State University's president on Tuesday ordered the removal of a mural honoring Malcolm X that depicts Stars of David with skulls and crossbones, dollar signs and the phrase "African Blood." President Robert Corrigan said his strong convictions about the need to combat anti-Semitism led him to demand the removal of the artwork.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
San Francisco State officials have appointed an independent panel to investigate allegations of racial profiling after the arrest of a black professor on campus. Antwi Akom, an assistant professor of Africana studies, was arrested by campus police Oct. 25 when he allegedly refused to show officers identification and scuffled with them after a late-night visit to his office. He was released the next day. Akom was arraigned Tuesday on charges of battery on a peace officer and resisting arrest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 2005 | Stuart Silverstein, Times Staff Writer
Twenty-five years after beginning college, Sean O'Leary is a fresh graduate of San Francisco State University with a bachelor's degree in social science. For O'Leary, 43, a graveyard-shift patrol sergeant with the San Francisco Police Department, the quarter-century journey was anything but a leisurely stroll through academia. First, his studies were interrupted in the 1980s by, among other things, a four-year stint in the Marines and a divorce.
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September 1, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A San Francisco State University student who fell from a coastal bluff during a recent team-building hike along the Marin Headlands died Tuesday. Kevin Costello, 17, of Watsonville, Calif., slipped and fell about 50 feet when he and another student set out on a steep slope during the university's Presidential Scholars Program retreat Friday. He was taken to Stanford University Medical Center. San Francisco State President Robert A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
San Francisco State's graduate program in gerontology, the oldest of its kind in California's public university system, may be closed. University President Robert Corrigan already proposed eliminating the School of Engineering earlier this month. Now he is suggesting that gerontology, the study of aging, could be next. He also has assigned the deans of each of the university's eight colleges to propose ways to eliminate a $10-million budget shortfall in academic programs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
San Francisco State University is considering eliminating its School of Engineering to help close a $14-million budget gap. Spokeswoman Christina Holmes said campus President Robert Corrigan does not want to make across-the-board cuts because that erodes the quality of the entire university. Instead, he wants to make targeted cuts, she said. Holmes emphasized that eliminating the engineering school is just a proposal. Cutting the school could save the campus $2.5 million a year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A San Francisco State task force formed after a May 7 face-off between pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian demonstrators has recommended creating an Islamic studies program and sponsoring events to improve relations between the two campus communities. The panel of faculty, student and community leaders also recommended that the school develop codes of conduct for rallies, including setting a minimum distance between opposing groups.
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May 17, 2002 | STUART SILVERSTEIN and JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Jewish campus and community activists are expressing outrage over a recent confrontation between pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian demonstrators at San Francisco State University, saying the incident reflects growing hostility toward Jewish causes there and on other U.S. campuses. Concerns among Jewish activists also have been fueled by tensions at UC Berkeley, including a controversy over a planned pro-Palestinian English course.
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February 10, 2002 | MARIA-BELEN MORAN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Bertha Medina was determined to make her fan work. First she checked the motor. Then she spotted the problem. After a quick snip of a flower pasted too close to the blades, she smiled as fresh air blew on her face. Her science project was up and running. The 9-year-old is one of many students who gather after school in San Francisco's largely Latino Mission District to experiment with physics, chemistry, biology and engineering.
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