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SF State announces $5 million gift to establish the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies »

SF State to create first center of its kind to study the Iranian diaspora, thanks to $5 million gift.



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Hana Shirriel

SF State public health graduate student Hana Shirriel was recently selected by the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship to its 2016-2017 class of Bay Area Schweitzer Fellows.


Campus News

California Teachers Summit in SF State annex

Bay Area teachers to participate in free statewide day of learning and networking celebrating the teaching profession and equipping teachers with tools to better implement the new California standards.



Jillian Sobol

Recent SF State graduate has come full circle since her birth in an SF State dormitory.


Campus News

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Pixar film producer Jonas Rivera delivers speech to more than 35,000 graduates and guests during Commencement at AT&T Park.



"We know that campaign ads tend to have minimal effects on persuasion and turnout. Whatever effect they do have is short term, fading away after several days at best.”

— Assistant Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel

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Chery Dunye

SF State Professor Cheryl Dunye, who describes herself as a "queer, black cinema artist," was recently awarded a 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship.


Student Success

Students in Guardian Scholars Program

Since its launch 10 years ago, SF State’s Guardian Scholars Program has helped 151 young people transition from foster care into college.



Luz Calvo (left) and Catriona Esquibel stand in their backyard

"Decolonize Your Diet," co-authored by an SF State faculty member, suggests adopting a traditional diet based on indigenous plants.



Professors Okada and Zhang

An interdisciplinary project from computer scientist Kazunori Okada and engineer Xiaorong Zhang is the first recipient of the SF State's Ken Fong Translational Research award.


Student Success

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SF State graduate student Christine D. Gonzalez is one of the winners of a 2015 CSU Trustees' Award for Outstanding Achievement.



Woman shopping in store

Two SF State business professors publish article on a newly identified type of consumer for whom shopping is akin to athletic competition.


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