Success Stories at SF State

A billboard full of colorful Post-It notes with ideas for best-practices was used at last year's California Teachers Summit.

SF State set to co-host third annual California Teachers Summit »

Several hundred Bay Area teachers and administrators are scheduled to come to SF State on July 28 to attend the third annual California Teachers Summit. The daylong event will feature a keynote from Jill Biden and TED Talk-style presentations from San Francisco middle school teacher and SF State alumnus Jacob Aringo and Palo Alto High School teacher David Cohen.



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Professor stands in front of book shelf next to his book

Highly regarded essay collection, “Inside the Islamic Republic: Social Change in Post-Khomeini Iran,” gives critical look at contemporary Iran


Student Success

Francesca Zulueta and Rubi Esmeralda Gutierrez are standing next to each other outside smiling.

Graduate students Rubi Esmeralda Gutierrez and Francesca Zulueta stress need for culturally competent and bilingual counselors.



Jenny Debevec holds a lion puppet and a mermaid puppet on her hands to demonstrate one of her improv techniques.

Improvisation exercises may help those with cancer, autism and eating disorders.


Campus News

Woman looks at sea creature in a small aquarium

A five-year grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute aims to improve retention rates in biology among underrepresented minorities.




“The ensuing humanitarian crisis in Yemen has significantly undermined Saudi Arabia’s image both in the region and on the global scene.”

— Mahmood Monshipouri, Tehran Times



Campus News

A smiling Persis Karim in red cardigan, seated and holding her glasses

Award-winning comparative literature scholar, poet to lead first-of-its-kind center exploring culture, communities, identity



Tanashati Anderson on campus

Alum Tanashati Anderson was the first student at San Francisco State University to receive the HIA fellowship..



In a laboratory, SF State graduate student Kaylie Marsh and Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Jimmy Bagley look through a microscope at muscle tissue samples taken as part of a study into the effects of weightlessness on muscles

An SF State kinesiology student’s research gives clues on how women’s muscles would fare during Mars mission.


Student Success

Early childhood graduates wearing caps and gowns gather for a group photo

The PATH program gives education students the tools the navigate the road to graduation.



Four men pose in front of an outdoor ping table at a park in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood.

Graduate student Galen Maloney has installed an outdoor ping pong to inspire engagement, play in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District



SF State Associate Professor of Sociology Marla Ramirez’s research into the Mexican Repatriation of the 1930s has found similarities to the political rhetoric of today.

Marla Ramirez’s research into 1930s mass removals finds echoes of today’s immigration rhetoric.


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