Feature Stories September 5 Issue

City College of San Francisco, One of the 20 New CUDA Research and

Teaching Centers

Courtney Brown, Computer and Networking Instructor

CCSF has been designated a CUDA Teaching Center which gives the school access to additional material  for advanced GPU programming as seen in game development and scientific research. The donated hardware enables creation of a High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster with up to 6.8 teraflops of compute power. Students who complete CS 280: Introduction to Parallel and Cloud Computing will have permanent batch scheduling access to the CCSF cluster through the community web site HPCBayArea.org  (Spring 2014 launch).

Other new CUDA Teaching Centers include:

  • Inner Mongolia University (China)
  • New York University (U.S.)
  • Northwestern Polytechnical University (China)
  • Rajarambapu Institute of Technology (India)
  • RK University (India)
  • Shanghai University (China)
  • Tokyo Metropolitan University (Japan)
  • TU Delft (Netherlands)
  • Universidad Nacional de Cuyo (Argentina)
  • Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco (Brazil)
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)
  • University of Calcutta (India)

You can read the full story on the official NVIDIA website. Click here

CCSF Instructor Receives Award


Social Science instructor, Valerie Mathes, has been selected as one of the recipients of the WILLA Literary Award for Scholarly Nonfiction from Women Writing the West.  This award was given for her latest book, Divinely Guided: The California Work of the Woman's National Indian Association. The award will be formally presented at the 19th annual Women Writing the West Conference in October.

Congratulations Valerie!

Career Development Center, Academic Counseling Department, Workshops

The Career Development Center, Academic Counseling Department will be offering various Job Search workshops and Career Events for this fall 2013 semester.  All workshops will be held in MUB 39, where the Career Development Center is now located.  We encourage faculty and staff to refer your students to our services.  Students who may be searching for employment or who may be undecided about their educational major or career.



For our Ingleside Residents – The City is seeking your input!

Help Us Plan and Design the Holloway Green Street within the Ingleside Neighborhood

Foundation Auxiliary to Host Basic Skills Luncheon

The Foundation Auxiliary's annual luncheon will be held on Tuesday, September 24th at 11:30 a.m. The proceeds will benefit City College's Guardian Scholars and basic skills students. CBS's Kate Kelly will serve as Master of Ceremonies as the Auxiliary honors Genelle Relfe. Dr. Robert Agrella will serve as keynote speaker and the featured speaker will be City College alum Richard Lui, who currently serves as a news anchor with MSNBC.


For more information, click here



"Bridging Cultures" Conference to Take Place at CCSF

Bob Irwin, ESL Instructor

Save the Date: October 24th - 26th

Public lecture and Faculty Workshop sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and CCSF

“Ethnicity, Trans-ethnicity and Cultural Identities in Southeast Asia”

Thursday evening October 24th, Dr. Leonard Andaya, Professor of History at the University of Hawaii will lecture at Ocean Campus on Accommodating Ethnicities in a Fluid World, offering a framework for thinking about what ethnicity means in a world of increasingly rapid globalization.

Friday afternoon, October 25th, and Saturday, October the 26th, all faculty are invited to attend a faculty development workshop at the Chinatown Campus.

More detailed information to come. Any questions, please contact Bob Irwin at rirwin@ccsf.edu.

Interesting Facts From the Bookstore

We received some fun facts from the bookstore about the first 3 weeks! Check them out below.

·         Sold or rented almost 28,000 textbooks in the month of August

·         Lines peaked at their longest length during lunchtime each day, but were always moving pretty quickly

·         New textbooks are still king, but rented books exceeded used book sales

·         Digital books are growing in popularity

·         Supply shelves are nearly barren

·         We will be re-arranging the textbook store again to accommodate the return of clothing and an expanded snack section

o   Attention all you popcorn lovers, it will be back in stock in a few days

o   Hostess Cupcakes and Twinkies have returned, for you die-hard fans

·         A sale started today featuring 25% off backpacks, fashion bags, and baseball caps


Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America- Gustavo Arellano



Asian & Pacific Islander Scholarship Applications Due October 11

John C W Ho, APASS

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) will once again give multiple scholarships to credit students pursuing an Associate and/or Bachelor’s degree.  Students apply online at www.apiasf.org (select APIASF AANAPISI Scholarship) and the deadline is Oct. 11 (Friday) at 6 p.m. (PDT).


APIASF has partnered again with the Asian & Pacific American Student Success (APASS) Center on the Ocean campus.  For general questions, please contact APASS at 452-5620 or apass@ccsf.edu.

Eligibility criteria are listed online & on the poster at the end of this newsletter. Note: Students must apply for financial aid but do NOT need to be eligible for aid.  Also, students who already have an Associate or Bachelor’s degree are not eligible.

Based in Washington, D.C., APIASF is the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. APIASF works to create opportunities for students to access, complete, and succeed after post-secondary education; thereby developing future leaders who will excel in their career, serve as role models in their communities, and will ultimately contribute to a vibrant America.


Third Party Comments for CCSF Dental Accreditation

The Dental Assisting Program at City College of San Francisco is scheduled for a site visit by the

Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association on November 7-8, 2013.

Third party comments from students and patients are being solicited. Written third party comments

are due in the Commission’s office by September 6, 2013. Comments must pertain only to the

standards for dental assisting or policies and procedures used in the Commission’s accreditation

process. A copy of the appropriate accreditation standards and/or the Commission’s policy on third

party comments may be obtained by contacting the Commission on Dental Accreditation at 211 East

Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611, by calling (312)440-4653, or by visiting www.ada.org.

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Central-Northern California Community College to take place

at University of California, Davis (UCD)

The Central-Northern California Community College Summit is scheduled to take place on September 9 & 10 at University of California, Davis (UCD).  This web-link will allow you to view the proposed Summit agenda, workshops, and registration information:  https://admissions.ucdavis.edu/hsi_conference/.

The purpose of the Summit is to enhance and advocate for student success of the Community Colleges in Central-Northern CA, designated as HSIs.  We are not only encouraging faculty and administrators from the thirty designated HSI Community Colleges to attend in teams of five, but are also extending an invite to teams from emerging HSIs in the region.

Below you will find Hotel rate information at the Hallmark Inn in Davis, CA for the Summit, should you be interested:


Hotel Information

Hallmark Inn

110 F. Street

Davis, CA. 95616

 (530) 753-3600 or 800-753-0035

Ask for Booking ID #634


Latino Heritage Month Activities

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America

Gustavo Arellano | Lecture + Author Reading 10:30–12NOON | Downtown Center, Room 821 1:00–2:30PM | Rosenberg LLRC, Multimedia Room R305 5–6:30PM | Mission Center, Bartlett Bldg., Room 154

Thursday, September 26, 2013

MiHistoria: Latina/Chicana/Hispana/Indigena Stories

Laurie Coyle & Albertina Zarazúa Padilla Lecture + Film Presentation + Workshop

12:30–2:00PM Rosenberg LLRC,Multimedia Room R305

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