University Scholar Series

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 The University Scholar Series is co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the University Library, 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 or the University Scholar Series Facebook Page for more information.


Fall 2015 Presenters:  Save-the-Dates

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Matthew Holian

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 12:00 - 1:00 pm in MLK 225/229

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Michael Kaufman

Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 12:00 - 1:00 pm in MLK 225/229

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Gale Antokal

Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 12:00 - 1:00 pm in MLK 255/257


Spring 2015 Presenters:

Alison McKee

Alison McKee

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, from Noon - 1:00pm in MLK 225/229

Alison L. McKee's recent book, The Woman's Film of the 1940s: Gender, Narrative, and History, addresses the terrain between official public histories and private experiences of love, desire, and loss against the backdrop of World War II.

Alison McKee Event flyer (PDF)

Nadia Sorkhabi

Nadia Sorkhabi

Wednesday, March 18, 2015, from Noon - 1:00pm in MLK 255/257

Dr. Nadia Sorkhabi research involves parenting styles and how domain-specific practices of mothers and fathers are related to academic achievement, social competence, and mental health of children and adolescents.

Nadia Sorkhabi Event flyer (PDF)

Ed Cohen

Ed Cohen

Wednesday, May 6, 2015, from Noon - 1:00pm in MLK 225/229

Dr. Ed Cohen's research focuses on mental health services in Vietnam, as part of SJSU's multi-year, international collaboration to improve social work education in the country.

Ed Cohen Event flyer (PDF)