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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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Student success

Debate champions Aliyah Shaheed and Genelle Murray are photographed in front of the Malcolm X mural on the Cesar Chavez Student Center

SF State debate team, led by two African American women, continues run of successes by winning regional debate tournament for first time in its history in run-up to nationals.


Campus News

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President Les Wong and student hunger strikers have signed a letter outlining an agreement regarding the College of Ethnic Studies.



A photo of the SF State sign at 19th and Holloway avenues

"Lucas tiene superpoderes," written by Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages and Literature Ana Luengo, is the first book of its kind about autism written in Spanish for children ages 6 to 10.


Campus News

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Charlotte Shultz, Bob Linscheid and Jeffrey Mallet to receive honorary doctorates at SF State's 115th Commencement ceremony.



"As a stage performer, [Prince] managed to pull together so many eclectic elements, a tapestry [of] incredible stage design, lighting, makeup. He was just a prolific and amazing figure.”

— Professor and Chair of Music Dee Spencer

Read more in the San Francisco Examiner



Associate Professor of Computer Science Kazunori Okada and Assistant Professor of Engineering Xiaorong Zhang in a lab with a prosthetic arm.

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


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.



Bookshelf with books in a children's classroom

Professor of Special Education Pam Hunt will explore whether a promising reading program for students with intellectual disabilities is effective in general education classrooms.



Student from SF State ropes course program suspended in air

A ropes course run by SF State's Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism helps urban youth and others develop leadership skills.


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.


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