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  • Newsletters of the SFSU College of Science & Engineering Alumni Chapter
    Francisco State with a joint appointment at the University of California at Berkeley began developing the technology to search for planets in the fall of 1986 while a master s student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at SFSU Prior to that Butler earned undergraduate degrees in both physics and chemistry at San Francisco State In 1993 he earned a Ph D in astronomy from the University of Maryland Marcy and Butler have monitored 120 stars at the Lick Observatory since the summer of 1987 These are the nearest Sun like stars lying within 100 light years of the our solar system Planets are revealed from the gravitational perturbations they impose on their host stars For example Jupiter causes the Sun to wobble with a velocity of 12 meters per second Marcy and Butler have developed the world s most precise Doppler technique capable of measuring velocity changes as small as 3 meters per second human walking speed In January of last year Butler and Marcy s search began to pay off when they discovered two new Jupiter sized planets one that could potentially contain the requisite elements for life When I first saw the data come up I was completely blown away recalled Butler It knocked me off my chair Marcy agreed The importance of these discoveries is mindblowing It opens a whole new subfield of astrophysics the study of solar systems We can now begin to comparatively study planetary systems and to put our own in the context of others Their most recent discovery is a remarkable new planet around a Sun like star 16 Cygni B 85 light years from Earth This planet orbits its star with the most extreme eccentricity or oblong shape ever found for any planet This new planet dismantles the long held

    Original URL path: http://www.sfsu.edu/%7Escience/newsletters/spring1997/alumnidomain.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Newsletters of the SFSU College of Science & Engineering Alumni Chapter
    a larger group of alums which met on February 4 Present were Mitra Youssefi Stewart Hallett Jane Andow Nina Taggar Mary Gross Irene Figari Michelle Frame and Eleanor Canova Davis The group moved quickly to establish a surplus equipment and supplies process They also favored a campus visit and set the date for May 8th They will tour new biology facilities on campus followed by a wine and cheese social hour to meet with current students and favorite faculty Contact Mitra for more info on the donations program and Barb for info on the campus tour or to join the chapter Hewlett Packard Many Hewlett Packard alumni expressed an interest in forming an alumni group at HP On October 11 they met at the Deer Creek Road site in Palo Alto Leading the group was John Noble now a product manager at Hewlett Packard who earned his engineering degree from SFSU while working as an electronic technician in the 80s Also in attendance were Deborah Baker of Global Accounts Rand Barbano internal consulting in product generation Phyllis Bourne a Learning Products Architect Mario Arias of Systems Networking Solutions Rosa Reinosa an engineer with the Integrated Systems Division and John Tinonga In conjunction with Ed Karrer member of the College Advisory Board and Director of the Measurement Research Center at the HP Lab in Palo Alto the group will focus its attention on providing input to the College on preparing students for corporate work as well as equipment donations Their next meeting is slated for April or May Pacific Gas and Electric Jim Randolph the company s representative on the College Advisory Board and Vice President and General Manager of Power Generation at PG and E sponsored the first meeting of the PG and E chapter on June 19 1996 Frank

    Original URL path: http://www.sfsu.edu/%7Escience/newsletters/spring1997/chapternews.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Newsletters of the SFSU College of Science & Engineering Alumni Chapter
    is the only academic facility in the area devoted to studying the San Francisco Bay As an ecosystem that has suffered extensively as a result of human development the Bay offers researchers opportunities to conduct studies that have global application Current projects of the faculty and students include a long term monitoring study of a reconstructed salt marsh in the Bolinas Lagoon the effects of agricultural water diversion on the Bay s ecosystem and the effect of the introduction of non native species on endemic species RTC Awarded 2 2 Million In August 1995 Dr Alissa Arp became the new director of RTC Arp recently garnered a 1 6 million grant from the National Science Foundation NSF to update the center s research labs and attract more researchers The University has added 0 8 million match to the award These combined funds will result in the upgrading and modernization of the infrastructure of the main facility and many of the existing laboratories Before SFSU founded the Center in 1977 there had been no concentrated academic effort to understand the Bay and its importance to us says the university s Dean of the College of Science and Engineering James Kelley We can now begin to increase the pace of our research efforts thanks to the new facilities the grant will provide Expanding the Scope Dr Arp one of only a handful of women in the country leading a major scientific research institution is an expert on adaptations that enable organisms to live in stressful environments ranging from marine mudflats to deep sea hydrothermal vents One of her first goals was to make RTC more accessible to faculty researchers and students This fall new faculty members researchers a visiting scientist and two postdocs joined the existing staff The new staff members bring

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  • Newsletters of the SFSU College of Science & Engineering Alumni Chapter
    Savio were arrested That December under pressure from the faculty and student protests the Board of Regents agreed to drop the restriction on student political activity and the era of student protest began He was then and remained until his death the conscience of the movement He did not participate in political action because he enjoyed it or hoped to benefit from it In fact it cost him dearly He was a man who felt that he had a personal inescapable moral obligation to defend those who were oppressed A Brilliant Mind A deeper part of Mario s character had very little to do with politics He was a scholar in the oldest sense Mario passed through several academic disciplines philosophy physics literature In each he astounded the professors He certainly took our breath away here at the SFSU Physics and Astronomy Department Several of us have Mario stories things he did that we couldn t believe In my graduate Classical Mechanics course he proved what I now call Savio s Theorem That the laws of momentum and angular momentum are adequate to prove that the forces of rigid body constraint do no virtual work He was a brilliant physics student He got his Bachelor s degree Magna cum Laude and was selected the Hood recipient the outstanding student from the College of Science at commencement when he got his Master s degree But these were just honors The fact behind the honors is that he was so talented so severely honest so penetrating in his investigations that the only adequate word would be to call him a genius He could have been a research physicist of the very first rank He was that good He was just brilliant It caused him great sadness that after getting his MS in

    Original URL path: http://www.sfsu.edu/%7Escience/newsletters/spring1997/specialtothisissue.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Newsletters of the SFSU College of Science & Engineering Alumni Chapter
    now in place The stakeholders in the develop plan in addition to SFSU students and faculty are the alumni and the employers of SFSU graduates Accordingly we embarked on forming an alumni chapter for the College as a whole in order to integrate efforts in various departments and form a viable organization that can provide continuity and meaningful communication with our alumni Our current plans of forming company based alumni groups are just the latest effort in reaching out to this important group The role of the alumni in this development effort is pivotal Our ultimate objectives are to improve education and enhance the reputation of the College objectives that will most likely be supported by a majority of our alumni irrespective of their current status Alumni who are in a position to hire students or graduates can contribute by letting us know of the availability of such positions in their organizations Alumni who are in a position to influence their company s support of higher education can provide a great service by requesting that San Francisco State get its share Alumni who are qualified to teach a course s can become a valuable resource since they are more familiar

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  • Newsletters of the SFSU College of Science & Engineering Alumni Chapter
    of the Journal of Geophysical Research Peter Palmer co authored Advanced Automation for Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry New Opportunities for Real Time Autonomous Analysis in Artificial Intelligence Applications in Chemistry published by Wiley this year Ursula Simonis was awarded the Presidential Award for Professional Development of Probationary Faculty for the 1997 Academic Year She co authored Determination of the Ion Exchange Constants of Four Aromatic Organic Anions Competing for a Cationic Micellar Interface which appeared in the February 1996 issue of Langmuir Professor Simonis attended several conferences this year presenting Value of Pulsed Field Gradient Enhanced Experiments for 1H and 13C NMR Assignments of Paramagnetic Model Hemes at the XVIIth International Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Biological Systems Keystone Colorado August 1996 Synthesis and NMR Studies of Paramagnetic Model Hemes at the 8th Annual Northern California ACS Undergraduate Research Symposium in San Francisco May 1996 and at the 37th Experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Conference in Pacific Grove in March 1996 she co presented two papers Assignment of the Hyperfine Shifts in Paramagnetic Bis Cyanide Ligated Model Hemes and 1D and 2D Natural Abundance 13C NMR Investigations of Paramagnetic Model Hemes Resonance Assignment of the Porphyrin Macrocycle She presented a short course titled Introduction to Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy at the 1996 American Chemical Society Pacific Conference San Francisco October 31 1996 She co authored Novel Strategy for Assigning Hyperfine Shifts Using Pulsed Field Gradient Heteronuclear Multiple Bond Correlation Spectroscopy published in the November issue of Inorganic Chemistry COMPUTER SCIENCE Bill Hsu co authored Let Us Build System Friendly Networks Build Them Hierarchically which appeared in the August 1996 publication International Conference on Parallel Processing Workshop on Challenges for Parallel Processing Jozo Dujmovic wrote Artificial Intelligence Expert Systems and Neural Networks in A Comparison of Training Methods for Preferential Neural Networks Proceedings of the IASTED International Association for Advancement of Science and Technology International Conference published this year He presented two papers at the Computer Measurement Group 96 conference in San Diego December 8 13 A Method for Evaluation and Selecion of Complex Hardware and Software Systems and with Computer Science graduate student James B Law A Control System for a Network Performance Measurement Environment Stan Osborne and members of the Computer Science faculty hosted the first virtual UN conference on a computer located in the Computer Science Department Solutions for Cities at Risk http www quipu net risk which took place 26 August 1996 25 October 1996 in cyberspace Officials from 22 countries came together to discuss disaster management scenarios and exchanged practical solutions in a virtual conference Anyone with access to the worldwide web could watch the proceedings Note The founding of the UN was hosted in San Francisco The first virtual UN conference was hosted on a computer located at San Francisco State University James Smith wrote C Toolkit for Scientists and Engineers a textbook covering the latest enhancements to the C language published by International Thomson Computer Press 1997 GEOSCIENCES Karen Grove presented Enriching Geoscience Courses for

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  • Freshmen—New Student Orientation—San Francisco State University
    for Fall 2015 Fall 2015 Orientation Registration is now OPEN Orientation Session Dates are Monday June 15 2015 Tuesday June 16 2015 Thursday June 18 2015 Friday June 19 2015 Monday June 22 2015 Tuesday June 23 2015 Thursday June 25 2015 Friday June 26 2015 Monday June 29 2015 Tuesday June 30 2015 Wednesday July 1 2015 Orientation registration is LIVE Register for a date now The Orientation program is only offered on campus Student Orientation Fee is 35 00 Guest Orientation Fee is 25 00 only 1 guest per student please Students please make sure you are checking your SF State email regularly for any updates from the Office of New Student Programs regarding Orientation For those who have already signed up for Orientation Click HERE to check and print your confirmation The instructions for payment are outlined in the confirmation What happens at Freshman Orientation Early academic advising Register for your Fall 2015 classes How to plan and prepare for academic success throughout your first year Learn about graduation requirements Work with peer advisors and academic counselors Learn how to get connected and engaged with your campus community Campus tours Obtain your SF State ID card ELM

    Original URL path: http://www.sfsu.edu/~advising/orientation/Winter2014/freshmen/index.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Freshmen‹New Student Orientation‹San Francisco State University
    Building 206 San Francisco CA 94132 Last Update March 2015 New Student Orientation for Transfer Students Admitted for Fall 2015 Fall 2015 Orientation Registration is now OPEN Transfer Orientation Session Dates are Monday July 6 2015 Tuesday July 7 2015 Thursday July 9 2015 Friday July 10 2015 Monday July 13 2015 Tuesday July 14 2015 Thursday July 16 2015 Friday July 17 2015 Monday July 20 2015 Tuesday July 21 2015 Orientation registration is LIVE Register for a date now The Orientation program is only offered on campus Student Orientation Fee is 35 00 Guest Orientation Fee is 25 00 only 1 guest per student please Students please make sure you are checking your SF State email regularly for any updates from the Office of New Student Programs regarding Orientation For those who have already signed up for Orientation Click HERE to check and print your confirmation The instructions for payment are outlined in the confirmation What happens at Transfer Orientation Early academic advising Register for your Fall 2015 classes How to plan and prepare for academic success Learn about graduation requirements Work with peer advisors and academic counselors Learn how to get connected and engaged with your campus

    Original URL path: http://www.sfsu.edu/~advising/orientation/Winter2014/transfer/index.html (2016-02-13)
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