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Ripple co-founder says cryptocurrency tech will revolutionize business »

SF State alumnus Chris Larsen, co-founder of cryptocurrency company Ripple, speaks to SF State College of Business students about how cryptocurrency technology will transform business transactions. 



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SFSU Alumna Marilyn French-Speller with Meals on Wheels client, Jimmy Davis

New SF State research shows that the Meals on Wheels program improves seniors' health and reduces their risk of return hospitalization.



Three people handle a sarcophagus

April 26 will mark the opening of a new admission-free museum showcasing University collections of artifacts from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania, from the ancient world to the 20th century.



Several people on a white boat look at a yellow buoy floating in the water, with a bridge in the background.

A new buoy launched in collaboration with UC Davis and other organizations represents the first effort to monitor ocean acidity and carbon dioxide in the waters of the Bay.



Senior Bryanna Ulrick will take summer courses

The 2018 Summer Session is a great time to get ahead, with 710 courses offered this year. One hundred and thirty-four of those courses are available online.





“In highly rejecting families, LGBT young people as young adults are more than eight times as likely to have attempted suicide, six times as likely to report depression, more than three times as likely to use illegal drugs.”

— Director of the Family Acceptance Project Caitlin Ryan, WHYY




A group of about thirty faculty members smile at the camera, seated and standing, with two trees and a yellow building in the background

Biology faculty at SF State spent three years getting smarter about the way they teach. Then, they published a study about the project so other universities can follow in their footsteps.



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Jen Cross stands in front of the SF State Library

SF State MFA student Jen Cross recently published a book to help sexual trauma survivors heal through writing.



Persis Karim sits at a table

The inaugural director of the San Francisco State University Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies Persis Karim discusses her mission to share knowledge about the diaspora community and Iranian culture.



A book of postage stamps featuring various bioluminescent organisms in blue, green and red on a black background

For the first time, a U.S. Postal Service stamp features a mushroom — one discovered by Professor of Biology Dennis Desjardin and his colleagues in Brazil.



Professor Charmayne Hughes (gesturing) and project leader Tatiana Mariscal discuss the mPOWERED app with NeuroTech Lab students.

A new app designed by SF State's NeuroTech Lab will help emergency room doctors and other health care providers better evaluate and treat victims of intimate partner violence.



Leticia Márquez-Magaña, dressed in red, stands in front of a whiteboard with writing on it

Balancing science and personal stories, representatives of SF Build are working to spread techniques for creating more inclusive classrooms through a series of faculty training workshops.


Sunny days at SF State may not happen EVERY day, but the days where the sun is shining leave a lasting impression. Gorgeous! 
Thanks for sharing, @jlpz8!