Women and Gender Studies Chair Don Romesburg Hails LGBT Public Schools Framework as ‘Most Inclusive in Country’
Honors and Achievements / In the Media / Professional Activity

Women and Gender Studies Chair Don Romesburg Hails LGBT Public Schools Framework as ‘Most Inclusive in Country’

Thanks in part to years of work by Sonoma State University Women’s and Gender Studies Professor Don Romesburg, California’s students will soon be learning more about the history of LGBT people and their struggles. On Thursday, the California State Board of Education approved the new K-12 History-Social Science Framework, which includes history of LGBT people … Continue reading

Good Reads / In the Media

The Paradoxical Muhammad Ali (by Mike Ezra), Oxford University Press

Muhammad Ali’s funeral and memorial service brought together a seemingly incongruous cast of characters, once again spotlighting the many contradictions that have made it so difficult for commentators and biographers to extract a realistic assessment of his life. Even with a staggering amount written about him, Ali leaves behind a contested image largely characterized by … Continue reading

Mike Newland – Climate Shame and Other Perspectives
In the Media

Mike Newland – Climate Shame and Other Perspectives

Since October of 2007, Anthropological Studies Center staff archaeologist Michael Newland has been contributing radio commentaries on the intersections between archaeology and everyday life to the Perspectives Series, broadcast weekly from KQED Public Radio in San Francisco. The focus of Perspectives is on California in general and the Bay Area more specifically. Newland works with Perspectives editor Mark Trautwein and the KQED recording personnel for each … Continue reading

In the Media / Research/External Support

Nick Geist – How Giant Pterosaurs ‘Breathed in a Box’

Biology Professor Nick Geist published his work on the lung structure and functioning of the flying reptile Pterosaurs in an article entitled “Breathing in a Box” in the journal Anatomical Record.  The research was also recently profiled in Brian Switek’s’ National Geographic blog Phenomena. Pterosaurs were the first vertebrates to achieve active flight, with some derived forms reaching enormous size, said … Continue reading