Stories from SJSU
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.
International recording artist Pasquale Esposito, ’09 Music, believes it is his responsibility to share art with the world.
On the Radio
President Mary A. Papazian talks about how SJSU continues to transform with the pandemic.
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
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.
After COVID-19 scrapped their clinical rotations in 2020, five South Bay nursing students turned their focus to educating children about the virus.
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.
Koret is funding programs at SJSU that can spark new thinking, facilitate partnerships, and contribute to student success.