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  • At Your Service - SF State Magazine Fall/Winter 2015
    from SF State with his accounting degree David Yarnold B S 82 worked as an auditor combing through the books of biotech companies financial services firms and even a railroad I got to see tons of different businesses and how they were put together whether they were new startups or established companies he recalls And then I ended up at a little place called Oracle in 1987 That was the start of what Yarnold describes as a crazy 30 years in software culminating in his current position as CEO of Servicemax a software as a service company used by firms such as GE and Coca Cola to manage field service divisions By swapping the unwieldy clipboards of field service techs for a cloud based management system Servicemax helps companies become more efficient at everything from scheduling service calls to ordering parts According to Yarnold companies that work with Servicemax have generated 22 percent more revenue from their service sectors and first time fix rates whether that copier repairperson fixes the jam on the first visit have risen by 17 percent Given those results it s no surprise that Servicemax is expanding The company has teams across Europe and a development center in India and it was formally launched in Japan this fall Our business is almost 40 percent outside the U S now Yarnold notes The basic business issue that we support is that the customer picks up the phone and says Hey come fix this And that s true everywhere Yarnold worked full time while attending SF State where he met his wife Adrienne B S 83 at a party for accounting majors He has fond memories of Russell Langer a former assistant professor of accounting and Professor Emeritus John McWilliams recalling them as super smart inspiring down to

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  • Whistling While She Works - San Francisco State Magazine Fall/Winter 2015
    sounds behaviors understand their relationships and culture and then try to make contact After 30 years following three generations of dolphins through her nonprofit Wild Dolphin Project each one given a name like Linus Cobalt and Nereide Herzing is attempting to make that contact using an underwater wearable computer system called CHAT Created by computer scientists at Georgia Tech the device links distinctive whistle sounds to objects like scarves and seaweed that are shared playthings between dolphins and divers Herzing and her team of researchers who spend five months on the water each summer hope that the dolphins will begin to mimic these sounds to ask for the objects and that CHAT will translate those dolphin sounds to words in real time for the humans It s not an experiment that many would try admits Herzing an assistant professor of psychological and biological sciences at Florida Atlantic University Unfortunately scientists have been stifled to study interspecies communication because of the larger paradigm that animals simply don t have language or complex communication Herzing says It s kind of funny because as a scientist you are not supposed to make such assumptions It s a privilege to observe another species so close and for so long but it is their world not ours We still only see a glimpse of what the life of a dolphin in the wild is like Denise Herzing founder The Wild Dolphin Project Herzing s fascination with dolphins began with watching Jacques Cousteau on TV as a child When she was 12 she wrote an essay about her desire for a human animal translator so that we could understand other minds on the planet At SF State her main adviser was the late Hal Markowitz an international leader in animal enrichment studies She also worked with

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  • The Fight for Water - SF State Magazine Fall/Winter 2015
    Thaddeus Miller As a son of migrant farm workers from Mexico Juan Oseguera B A 99 attended a march for water in the drought stricken Central Valley town of Mendota six years ago thinking his footage might make a good YouTube video But when he saw the crowds of unemployed farm workers and their hungry families he knew he had a bigger story People were so passionate and hearing from them and their frustrations and that it was politics causing this I was surprised and started doing research says Oseguera His hour long documentary The Fight for Water A Farm Worker Struggle not only follows the 4 000 desperate workers who walked 50 arid miles to the San Luis Reservoir but also outlines the controversial cause of the current agricultural crisis a 2009 order to stop pumping water from the reservoir in order to protect a tiny threatened fish the Delta smelt as mandated by the Endangered Species Act The Fight for Water premiered in Oseguera s hometown of Newman in 2012 and screened at several film festivals before being released on DVD this fall I realized I had to get knowledge of the water issues to make decisions about putting this film together Oseguera says of the three years labor invested in the film Fortunately he says his two years in SF State s cinema department where he wrote a screenplay that won a Script Magazine scholarship to attend a conference held by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences helped him find his personal angle Before State I had only been exposed to big commercial films he says But in Professor Jim Kitses film appreciation class he watched Woody Allen the French New Wave really experimental things like Truffaut I took a documentary class and was fascinated

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  • Sharing Knowledge and Saving Lives - SF State Magazine Fall/Winter 2015
    two week vacation in Cambodia drew to a close Betsy Chafcouloff M A 90 M S 02 sensed she d have trouble saying goodbye to a country she had quickly fallen in love with I thought well I m going to retire in five years and I really want to come back here and volunteer True to her word Chafcouloff began looking into volunteer opportunities for someone with her background and training in speech pathology The longtime San Franciscan has a special interest in swallowing disorders that afflict adults as a result of stroke Parkinson s disease brain injury and other neurological conditions What Chafcouloff found or rather didn t find came as a shock In the United States and many other parts of the world speech pathologists are able to treat adults who suffer from neurogenic speech language and swallowing problems But Cambodia which is one of the poorest countries in Asia had no training programs in this branch of medical science That meant that large numbers of Cambodian adults had nowhere to go for competent speech pathology care For those with swallowing difficulties the consequences were dire People with swallowing problems eat but not very well so they lose weight or they get pneumonia or get dehydrated and malnourished Chafcouloff says Sometimes it s very gradual but sometimes it s very severe and people die In 2013 Chafcouloff stepped in to fill the void Newly retired after a long career first teaching English as a second language and later working as a speech pathologist in care facilities Chafcouloff formed a 501 c 3 nonprofit called Speech Therapy Cambodia The organization trains Cambodian health care professionals to evaluate and treat people with speech language and swallowing problems acquired as adults Thanks to the nonprofit about a dozen Cambodian neurologists

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  • Index - SF State Magazine Spring/Summer 2015
    SF State Magazine University Communications Gold background behind links and slideshow SF State Magazine Home Features Uncommon Grounds Center Stage Once Upon a Time Departments Message from the President 10 Questions Shelf Life In the News Campus News By the Numbers Alumni Friends Class Notes My SF State Story Spring Summer 2015 Archive Back Issues Stay Connected Send a letter to the editor Submit a Class Note Download the free

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  • Index - SF State Magazine Fall/Winter 2014
    State Magazine University Communications Gold background behind links and slideshow SF State Magazine Home Features Covering the Waterfront Hidden Treasures Wild Imagination Gator Greats Departments Message from the President Ten Questions Shelf Life In the News Faculty Findings By the Numbers Alumni Friends Class Notes My SF State Story Fall Winter 2014 Archive Back Issues Stay Connected Send a letter to the editor Submit a Class Note Download the free

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  • Index - SF State Magazine Spring/Summer 2014
    University Communications Gold background behind links and slideshow SF State Magazine Home Features Beauty and the Beach About Face Inside Hoover s FBI Life After Lockup Departments Message from the President 10 Questions Shelf Life In the News Faculty Findings By the Numbers Alumni Friends Class Notes My SF State Story Spring Summer 2014 Archive Back Issues Stay Connected Send a letter to the editor Submit a Class Note Download

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  • Index - SF State Magazine Fall/Winter 2013
    SF State Magazine University Communications Gold background behind links and slideshow SF State Magazine Home Features A New Course for RTC From SFSU to Monsters U Campus Faces Places Fearless Flyer Departments Message from the President Letters to the Editor Campus Beat Alumni Friends Class Notes Guess Who Fall Winter 2013 Archive Back Issues Stay Connected Send a letter to the editor Submit a Class Note Download the free iPad

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