Success Stories at SF State

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Egyptian relief

SF State professor Zan Stine was part of a team that discovered an unexpected link between volcanic eruptions and distant societal unrest.


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BECA film students visiting Mexico

SF State Broadcast and Electronic Arts (BECA) students traveled to Mexico to make films about issues of accessibility and public transportation.



A few buds of marijuana

San Francisco State experts discuss the impacts of recreational marijuana sales in the state.




A SF State biologist publishes a study showing lasting impacts of a deadly fungus on frogs.




“Brave women are nothing new, raised voices are nothing new…What's new here is the level of listening.”

— San Francisco State Creative Writing Assistant Professor Carolina De Robertis, East Bay Express



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SF State MFA student Daniel Chein

SF State MFA student Daniel Chein has received the prestigious 2017 Princess Grace Award, a $28,260 scholarship that will allow him to complete his film about a dancer in Germany.


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Ben Feldman teaches students

The student-led Experimental College – started in 1965 when students wanted classes that were more germane to their lives – is getting a second act, with courses on topics from Chomsky to Syrian refugees.


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Student Cameron Angelo poses with a statue

SF State students were awarded a total of $200,000 in the 2017-2018 academic year — which represents the highest number of Gilman scholarships of any university in the nation.



Sean McFarland in his studio at the Minnesota Street Project

View his lauded work at the Fine Arts Gallery on campus and Casemore/Kirkeby in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood.



Photo of US Army Private Benjamin Tollefson.

A new SF State film project featuring 12 student-produced shorts tells the stories of veterans interred at the San Francisco and Golden Gate national cemeteries.



A student subject wearing a headset plays a virtual reality game in the Department of Kinesiology’s exercise lab while another student holds a clipboard and watches a computer monitor

The Department of Kinesiology is undertaking a first in the nation study on the relationship between virtual reality games and fitness.


Did you know SF State has a moot Court team (@Sfstatemootcourt)? The program started this semester and students recently competed in the Western Regional competition for the first time. Way to go! #SFSU #SFState