Campus Announcements

Engineering panel discussion
Sacramento State will host a panel discussion on engineering and venture capitalism at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29, in the University Union’s Hinde Auditorium.

The discussion is presented by the Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance and is sponsored by the College of Engineering and Computer Science, IEEE and Intel Capital.

The panel is designed with Sacramento’s high tech engineers in mind, and discussions will focus on how venture capitalists strategize during periods of economic downturn and the impact on engineering projects and investments.

The panel will be moderated by Emir Macari, dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science. RSVP’s are encouraged. To RSVP, send an e-mail to alina@sarta.org or call 916.566.1233.
Submitted by the College of Engineering and Computer Science

Webinar on copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets
The Research Administration office is hosting an 11-part webinar course from the National Center on Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer on the essentials of commercialization for researchers. 

The topic of the next session is “The Fundamental Essentials: Copyrights, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets”, and will be broadcast from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Jan. 28, in the Hornet Bookstore Building Boardroom (suite 3010). 

The series is presented in partnership with the Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance (SARTA) and Colleges of Engineering and Computer Science, Business Administration, and Natural Sciences and Mathematics, as well as the Center for STEM Excellence and University Enterprises, Inc.  Sacramento State faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to attend.  For more on the series, or to reserve a seat, visit http://www.csus.edu/research/workshops/webinars/index.htm.
Submitted by Research Administration

Buddha screening
Maria Jaoudi, Humanities and Religious Studies, will lead a discussion and present the film Little Buddha, 7 p.m., Feb. 19, at the Crocker Art Museum. A pre-film tour of the museum begins at 5:45 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors and $7 for non-members. Members are free.

For additional information visit  education@crockermuseum.org
Submitted by Humanities and Religious Studies

Human Resources

Catastrophic leave donation program
Sacramento State employees may voluntarily donate to other employees up to a maximum of 40 hours of sick or vacation leave credits each fiscal year in one-hour increments. Bargaining Units 1, 8, 10 and 11 may only donate up to 16 hours per fiscal year. If employees are interested in donating time, a donation form can be obtained at www.csus.edu/hr/forms.htm#Disability, or by visiting the Human Resources Disability Leaves office in Sacramento Hall 162, or by calling 278-3522.

The following employees have been approved for the Catastrophic Leave Donation Program:
Julie Bradley, Math Department
Maharisha Belton, Admissions and Records
Maryann Alvarez, Nursing
Wanderah Anderson, Division of Social Work
Michael Wilson, Economics
*Annette Karle, Strategic Planning & Quality Improvement

*only vacation credits may be donated to this employee