Stories from SJSU
From dance to theater, music and performance, San José State faculty and students have adapted their creative practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their new approaches have resulted in transformational work.
As a woman and an immigrant from Vietnam, earthquake geologist Blisniuk is bringing her unique point of view to the field—and making game-changing discoveries about what to expect when the next “Big One” strikes Southern California.
SJSU Professor Emeritus of Journalism and Mass Communications Bob Rucker received a 2021 Legacy Award from California Assemblymember Ash Kalra in recognition of his outstanding service as a professor and journalist.
A transformative experience at SJSU leads an alumnus to find his passion and change the way we understand weather on Mars.
Despite facing a series of bumps in her personal life, Silicon Valley Education Foundation CEO Lisa Andrew always saw school as her refuge where people were caring and willing to give her that extra nudge to succeed.
A 2018 MacArthur Fellow, Titus Kaphar, ’01 BFA Art/Pictorial Arts, says art can be used to shift perspectives and sees painting as a language that offers diverse perspectives on history, justice and change.
On the Radio
President Mary A. Papazian talks about how SJSU continues to transform with the pandemic.
Yaneth Gutierrez and her daughter Eunice Romero were both recently named Dean’s Scholars in recognition of their academic excellence during the 2020-21 academic year.
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Vincent J. Del Casino Jr. talks about what it means to be ranked “the most transformative university in the nation.”
Public Relations Professor Shaun Fletcher talks about working to reimagine mental health discourse among people of color.
KCBS Radio Traffic Anchor and San José State graduate Kim Vestal talks about her college experience and how the university has helped her.
SJSU student Floriberta Sario talks about being the first woman in her family to graduate college this spring.
In the News
Take a tour of the opportunities, safety measures, and student life experiences at SJSU, the nation's most transformative university.
Andrea Lacy overcame a learning disability to become a successful entrepreneur as the founder of Luv's Brownies.
Stretching from San Francisco to San José, Silicon Valley possesses one of the most diverse populations in the nation. Yet leaders of the famous local companies are mostly people who are white and male.
At NASA Ames in Mountain View, SJSU adjunct professor and alumnae Ali Guarneros-Luna is developing small satellite technology for missions to the moon and Mars.
The Mayor’s Office of Technology and Innovation has launched a new digital services taskforce to improve usability. The initiative also aims to nurture civic tech talent in the area.
Today, Andrea Urton runs the nonprofit HomeFirst Services, making her responsible for Santa Clara County’s largest homeless shelter and a network of other programs that support more than 6,000 unhoused people a year.