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 2016 Presenters:  Save-the-Dates


Marco Meniketti

Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 12:00 - 1:00 pm in MLK 225/229

Dr. Meniketti's research focuses on the intersections of environmental change and the ascendency of capitalism, from the Age of Exploration through the late Industrial Revolution.

Marco Meniketti flyer (PDF)


Ivano Aiello

Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 12:00 - 1:00 pm in MLK 225/229

Dr. Aiello will present the results of his research on microfossil-rich marine sediments in deep-sea cores and land outcrops around the world and will discuss how these marine deposits offer clues on past climate conditions.

Ivano Aiello flyer (PDF)


Janet Stemwedel

Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 12:00 - 1:00 pm in MLK 255/257

Dr. Stemwedel’s recent research explores the ethical dimensions of being a good scientist that extend beyond avoiding or responding to scientific misconduct.

Janet Stemwedel flyer (PDF)



Fall 2015 Presenters:

Matthew Holian

Matthew Holian

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

Professor Matthew J. Holian’s recent research involves air pollution in California and India.  His analysis of data from numerous sources reveals trends and relationships related to air pollution, regulations, and economic growth among other factors.

Matthew Holian Event flyer (PDF)

Michael Kaufman

Michael Kaufman

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

Dr. Kaufman's astrophysics research focuses on the interactions and feedback between newly formed stars and the interstellar medium - the raw material form which stars form.

Michael Kaufman Event flyer (PDF)



Past presentation descriptions and videos.