University Scholar Series


The University Scholar Series is co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the University Library, the Office of Research, Faculty Affairs, and the Spartan Bookstore. This series provides a unique opportunity for showcasing the important research and scholarly activities of SJSU faculty members.

All students, faculty, and staff members are invited to attend these events. Members of the public are welcome as well! Please visit the University Scholar Series website and sign up for e-mail notifications.


Spring 2017 Presenters:  Save-the-Dates

 Ahmet Bindal

Sotoudeh Hamedi-Hagh

Ahmet Bindal & Sotoudeh Hamedi-Hagh

Wednesday, February 22

12:00 - 1:00 pm in MLK 225/229

College of Engineering Professors Ahmet Bindal and Sotoudeh Hamedi-Hagh co-authored Silicon Nanowire Transistors. They will discuss the design and fabrication of the new type of transistors and how the transistors will lead the way for the new era of VLSI.

Ahmet Bindal & Sotoudeh Hamedi-Hagh flier (PDF)

Shannon Rose Riley  

Shannon Rose Riley

Wednesday, March 22

12:00 - 1:00 pm in MLK 225/229

Dr. Shannon Rose Riley will discuss portions of her recent book, Performing Race and Erasure: Cuba, Haiti, and US Culture, 1898-1940, which investigates representations of Cuba and Haiti in US culture in order to analyze their significance to the emergence of empire as well as to the reconfiguration of US racial structures along increasingly biracial lines.

Shannon Rose Riley flier (PDF)

Rachael French  

Rachael French

Wednesday, April 26

12:00 - 1:00 pm in MLK 225/229

Dr. Rachael French’s research focuses on the toxic effects of alcohol on development in the common fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. She will discuss how Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and related disorders might be mitigated through maternal dietary changes.

Rachael French flier (PDF)


Past speaker descriptions and videos.