Success Stories at SF State

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On your mark, get set -- shop! Research defines 'sport shopping' »

Two SF State business professors publish article on a newly identified type of consumer for whom shopping is akin to athletic competition.


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A photo of Alex Gerould and Jeff Snipes

In "The Valley of the Shadow of Death," Alex Gerould and Jeff Snipes give voice to a former NFL player whose family was brutally murdered and explore the realities of life on the streets of L.A.



Still from from Pixar movie "Inside Out" showing the five main characters in their control room

Pixar producer Jonas Rivera is one of thousands of alumni who are making creativity and innovation happen across the world.


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.


Campus News

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Students and others can choose from 74 Winter Session courses that could further their professional development or get them closer to graduation.



“High achievers are made, not born. It will astonish you what some ... students, who may not have been at the top of their class in high school, can achieve.”

— Dean of Undergraduate Studies Jennifer Summit

Read more from the San Francisco Chronicle: Honors programs offer new challenges, scholarships.



A middle eastern girl hiding behind a gate with an army soldier in the foreground, photo by Maya Alleruzzo

Putting a human face on war is all in a day's work for alum Maya Alleruzzo, the Associated Press' regional Middle East photo editor.



SF State Student teaching young children

SF State's commitment to community has been recognized with its selection for the 2014 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction.



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

SF State student performing science experiment

University ranks 23rd nationwide in awarding bachelor's degrees in mathematics and statistics and masters degrees in physical sciences, according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education.



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SF State meteorologist lifts the fog surrounding El Niño   | SF State News
SF State meteorologist John Monteverdi dispels some common myths about El Niño. Number one: It's not a storm.

Have a wonderful fall break, Gators! #SFSU