We need to prepare the global citizens, compassionate leaders, and ethical innovators of the future. But to succeed, we must cultivate a culture of curiosity, courage, and compassion where they can strive.
All University Convocation 2019
"In the last twelve months,I have been listening intently… I also invited each of you to have a listening tour of your own… and also to cross new borders with a spirit of curiosity, courage,and compassion…
As I reflect on the last twelve months, I’m proud of what we have accomplished."
Convocation Transcript (PDF)
President De la Torre’s remarks spanned the arc of SDSU history and future ambitions—from its origins as a training school for teachers to its plans for a campus and innovation district in San Diego’s Mission Valley. She spoke of her own childhood and family, and she began and ended her address in Spanish.
innovation at sdsu
RexArthur Ramos will graduate in May with a degree in jewelry and metalsmithing. The medallion now has a place in SDSU Special Collections and University Archives.
The Quest to Cure Cancer
The San Diego State University chemistry professor Christal Sohl studies how enzymes, the protein workhorses of human cells, go rogue in ways that lead to cancer. Unlocking the relationship between enzymes and cancer could help researchers develop new treatments for patients.
Working to Save American Prairie
San Diego State University biology professor Nick Barber is working to save one of the most endangered ecosystems on the planet: America’s tallgrass prairie.
According to SDSU nutrition professor Amanda McClain, the consequences of food insecurity aren’t limited to hunger. People who don’t know where their next meal will come from experience high levels of stress and uncertainty, which can negatively impact their physical and mental health.
SDSU Heart Institute Discovery Holds Promise for New Drug Therapy. A rare perfect score on an application for NIH funding extends work on a drug to boost the body’s natural defenses against a heart attack.
The Future of Neuroscience
Dr. Harsimran Baweja uses VR technology in his lab to research rehab science and how cognition influences the quality of movement.