18 May 2017

URM science students face disparity despite higher graduation rate

SF State students continue to face a lack of diversity in science departments despite a recent increase in graduation rates for underrepresented minority students.   As the percentage of underrepresented

26 Apr 2017

SF State alumni’s efforts lead to a Pulitzer Prize

Several SF State alumni were part of the team that won the acclaimed Pulitzer Prize earlier this month for breaking news coverage of the Ghost Ship fire for the East

24 Apr 2017

Local scientists and students promote funding and diversity at March for Science

Local scientists, educators and students filled Market Street for the March for Science on Earth Day to support funding, literacy and diversity in science. The idea to organize the March

20 Apr 2017

Is the cherry blossom festival culturally appropriate?

Last year when I went to the Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco, the first thing that caught my eye was a girl dressed in an anime costume wearing a

15 Apr 2017

SF State Wind Ensemble welcomes diversity

The SF State Wind Ensemble debuted “Into the forge! Music of Earth, Death, Metal, Fire & Oil,” on March 14, 2017 at Knuth Hall in the Creative Arts Building. The

07 Apr 2017

Gary Austin, SF State alumnus and comedic mentor, dies at 75

SF State alumnus Gary Austin, whose work inspired comedians such as Helen Hunt, Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig, died on April 1 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at

30 Mar 2017

Suspension of H-1B visa premium processing impacts SF State community

Correction: The print version of this article states incorrectly that Airi Furuuchi is currently in the U.S. with an H-1B visa. Furuuchi plans to apply for this type of visa.

11 Mar 2017

Project Censored confronts “fake news” phenomenon

Project Censored – SF State hosted a forum to talk with students about the importance of confronting “fake news” in today’s society. The organization encourages students and faculty to rethink

04 Mar 2017

Alumna donation makes Iranian diaspora studies possible

Next fall, SF State will open a Center of Iranian Diaspora Studies to promote information and research on Iranian culture — a project largely made possible with a generous donation

24 Feb 2017

Alumna filmmaker honored by MoMA and Asian Art Museum

The Museum of Modern Arts of New York and the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco honor SF State alumna and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Emiko Omori this month for her

21 Feb 2017

Capacity exceeded at bell hooks event

Gloria Watkins, famously known as “bell hooks,” addressed the issues of feminism under the current political climate during her first visit in 15 years to SF State Monday. The well-known

21 Feb 2017

University encourages critical thinking with comics and zombies

SF State is offering new courses to give students a different approach to developing critical thinking skills this semester: Comics and zombies. Nick Sousanis, an award-winning graphic novelist, is teaching

05 Feb 2017

Chinese New Year 2017 brings SF State Asian community together

Vibrant melodies echoed throughout Jack Adams Hall, as Shura Taylor snapped strings of a traditional Chinese instrument, the guzheng, at the SF State Chinese Flagship Program Chinese New Year celebration