College of Sciences Weekly Update #2
April 03, 2014
Stanley Maloy
Dean, College of Sciences


  • Wednesday April 9 CTL Complementary Luncheon, Discussion and Worksession: The road to WASC for the College of Sciences: Demonstrating our educational excellence through evidence-based program assessment: This is an opportunity for CoS chairs, curriculum and assessment committee members and interested faculty to discuss and clarify WASC expectations. You will learn how the planning and reporting you’re doing in WEAVE connects to those expectations, and can produce reports for multiple uses. Finally, we will discuss how to use your baseline data on the new "programmatic assessment rubric" to develop your action plans for the coming months and next academic year.

  • April 9, Wednesday, Faculty-Staff Club
    11:30-12:50 Complimentary Lunch and Discussion
    1:00-1:50 Continued Discussion/Work Session
    Reserve your seat now @ CTL»

  • The One Day in May Symposium this year, on Tuesday May 20, will focus on how SDSU can take a leadership role in the national and regional conversation about student learning and achievement. All faculty are invited to interact with national experts like George Kuh, the creator of the National Survey of Student Engagement, and draw on their own expertise to forge a shared path as we continue to improve student learning and enhance our growing academic reputation. Please mark your calendars and tell your colleagues about this important event. Registration information will follow.

  • SDSU College of Sciences Night at the Opera - April 11 ~ Please join us for the San Diego Opera’s final opera in its 49–year history, Don Quixote, on Friday, April 11, 2014. The San Diego Opera has generously offered to provide SDSU College of Sciences Alums, Faculty, Faculty Emeritus and friends of the College a discount on tickets and other great offers. (Please see the invitation below for details.) Also, we would like to cordially invite you to attend a private dessert reception at intermission, hosted by Roger Sabbadini, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Biology at San Diego State University. A big thank you to Dr. Sabbadini! Tickets are going to sell-out, so please purchase your discounted tickets today. To purchase your ticket, go to SD OPERA » . Please feel free to forward this invitation to friends, family and colleagues. If you have any questions or need additional information, contact Stacy Carota at 619-594-2324 or
  • President’s Leadership Fund (PLF) Faculty/Staff Awards
    Deadline: April 11, 2014

  • Nomination form can be found at: DOWNLOAD FORM »

    Potential awardees must:
    • Be nominated by a supervisor or colleague (no self nominations)
    • Exemplify the PLF principles of innovation, excellence and entrepreneurship
    • Have a completed nomination submitted on his/her behalf
    • Complete and mail the nomination form:

    The President's Leadership Fund
    San Diego State University
    5500 Campanile Drive
    San Diego, CA 92182-4400

    Hand Deliver - President's Office - Manchester Hall 3340

Upcoming Events
  • John D. Schopp Memorial Lecture on April 11 at 7:30 PM, GMCS 333 -- "Let There be Light: The History of the Univers from the First Billion Years", Dr. Bahram Mobasher, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, UC Riverside.
  • President's Lecture series on Thursday, April 17 from 1:30 - 3:00 PM -- "Disruptive Thinking", Susanna Kass (Computer Science 1982) - please sign up at
  • Chemistry Homecoming Seminar on Thursday, April 17 at 6:00 PM in GMCS 333 -- "Prebiotic Chemistry and the Origin of Life on Earth, and Elsewhere?" Dr. Jeffrey Bada (SDSU Alum)
  • Montys Award Ceremony, Saturday, April 26 -- CoS Alumni Awardee is Janet Vohariwatt (Computer Science 1986)
  • Doc Morris Public Lecture on Monday, April 28 -- "Cosmology from a High Energy Perspective," Prof. Dieter Hartmann, Clemson University. Hepner Hall, Room 130, at 6:30 pm.
  • Roger E. Carpenter and Theodore J. Cohn Lecture in Comparative Biology on April 28 in Aztec Student Union Theater -- "Genome Duplication and the Diversification of Flowering Plants", Pamela Soltis, University of Florida
  • College of Sciences Commencement Rehearsal -- Thursday, May 15 at 8:00 AM in Viejas Arena -- All members of the platform party, PhD candidates w/their hooding professors and volunteers must attend. Master and Bachelor graduates do not attend.
  • College of Sciences Commencement Ceremony -- Friday, May 16 at 1:00 PM in Viejas Arena.

Around the College
  • Congratulations to our NSF Graduate Awardees: Jennifer Feltner (Ecology) and Ty Roach (Evolution) were awarded the NSF graduate research fellowship in the Life Sciences! Marissa Trego (Ecology) received honorable mention. This is a very big honor and we should be proud to have them at our university. Congrats to all on receiving this prestigious award!

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