2023-2024 Campus Reading Program Book Selection
"Darius the Great Is Not Okay" is SJSU's Campus Reading book for the fall 2023 incoming class of first-year students. "Darius the Great Is Not Okay" is in essence a coming-of-age story with family at the center. Throughout the narrative, readers will encounter Persian customs, traditions, and foods, many of them for the first time, just as Darius does.
Fireside Chat with Author Adib Khorram
September 13, 2023 from 12:00 - 1:30 PM in Student Union Theatre
Meet Darius the Great Is Not Okay, Author Adib Khorram followed by a book signing.
Human Rights in Iran Panel Discussion
POSTPONED - To be rescheduled for October/November
Human Rights in Iran Panel Discussion with Persis Karim Neda Nobari Chair in Iranian Diaspora Studies, SFSU
The Multi-National Family Experience
October 12, 2023, Time: 11:30 - 12:45 pm in Student Union Room 3
Experiences of Immigrant Americans Panel Discussion moderated by Rona Halualani (Communication Studies). Panelists include Cynthia Teniente-Matson (SJSU President), Brook McClurg (English & Comparative Literature), Nadia Sorkhabi (Child & Adolescent Development), Jinni Pradhan (CAPISE)
The Science and Art of Star Trek - Panel Discussion
October 23, 2023 from 12:00 - 1:15 pm in Student Union Room 4A
The Science and Art of Star Trek - Panel Discussion with Michael Kaufman (Dean College of Science), Kimb Massey (Professor Theatre Arts) & Rebecca Chan (Assc. Professor Philosophy)
What Students Say
"In my freshman year English Stretch Class, a remarkable book called "All We Can Save" was introduced to me. I was able to have a life changing experience reading this book that left me with a comprehensive awareness of the climate catastrophe and my responsibility to fix it. This book provided personal accounts that raised the voices of women establishing environmental justice and climate action. A strong sense of hope, urgency, and group action is evoked by the depth and diversity of perspectives that are weaved across its pages. I was able to educate myself and discover more about the general crisis that marginalized people face. Which is why I urge our incoming freshmen to read this book because All We Can Save, in my opinion, has the power to inspire a generation and give them a renewed sense of purpose in the struggle for a better world. "