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Professor examines an old bottle of shoe polish

Presidio relics give professor clues to soldiers’ past »

An SF State professor of Anthropology learns about everyday health care from the 1890s to 1950s by studying artifacts from the Presidio.


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Studying a city that appears out of thin air

At Burning Man, Professor of Geography & Environment Andrew Oliphant found a natural laboratory for understanding the urban atmosphere.
Person on bicycle crosses a snowy intersection in Copenhagen

Professor takes the street fight to Europe

Professor of Geography & Environment Jason Henderson looks to Copenhagen for green transit inspiration.
A mother wearing a purse waving goodbye to a nanny holding her kid.

Study links rise in fertility rates for the rich to income inequality

Recent research shows that cheap home-care services might be helping wealthy mothers have more children.
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Education experts are changing science from the inside out

A new study co-authored by an SF State Biology professor shows a decade’s increase in education faculty in CSU science departments.