After two years of construction, the Mashouf Wellness Center is set to open its doors, and it promises to be a hub of student activity. The green-designed center features an indoor jogging track, two pools, fitness and weight areas, a climbing wall and a large multi-use space that can play host to team sport activities as well as student events like dances and large lectures.
Success Stories at SF State
Alvin Alvarez has spent more than 20 years as a psychologist looking into the ways people experience racism and how discrimination impacts people of color, particularly Asian Americans.
Four SF State students have developed an app that compares current driving conditions and available parking spots on and around campus with public transit travel times.
The Health Equity Research Lab took to the road to teach kids about DNA. Ultimately, the researchers want to increase the number of underrepresented minority students in science to improve community health.
Researchers found that workers with low occupational requirements for creativity, such as cashiers or security guards, benefitted the most from creative activities during their free time.
“The big question is: What’s America? Who’s an American? ….What does it mean to be an American? Are we a multicultural, multiracial, open society? Are we more of a white Christian version? That’s partly what’s being asked and being answered in these different ways with different laws, policies, movements.”
— Associate Professor of Political Science Ron Hayduk, The New York Times
Local governments in California will soon be flush with cash from a potentially lucrative source: pot sales. An SF State study conducted by students recommends ways new revenue could help fund community programs.
An exploratory study done conducted at SF State found that the muscles of female astronauts could fare pretty well during a prolonged spaceflight and could provide a framework for identifying exercise regimens for female astronauts during spaceflight.
SF State Associate Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences Jason Gurdak is one of 50 scientists conducting nexus research as part of a Japanese-based project. Gurdak examines the best ways to sustainably manage water, energy and food.
SF State nursing students found that two very simple interventions — treatment for depression and regular text messages and cell phone calls — can greatly improve the rate of anti-retroviral therapy adherence.
An SF State music professor will conduct Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” performed by a group of at least 75 artists, including fire-breathers and a contortionist at the Burning Man festival.
Researchers compare uses and benefits of mantra, mindfulness and spiritual meditation, with mindfulness practice considered “the soup du jour in terms of meditation,” says one expert.