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SDSU Names Sycuan as Inaugural Founding Partner of Aztec Stadium
Two key features of the new facility will bear the Sycuan name.

SDSU Chosen for National Cohot to Address Antisemitism on College Campuses
The Campus Climate Iniative builds on the university's continued commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion.

SDSU Receives Seal of Excelencia
The nationwide certification recognizes the university for its notable commitment to Latinx studies, as well as the achievement of its Latinx students.

SDSU Named 2021 HSI Leader by Fulbright Program
The university is part of an inaugural cohort of 35 Hispanic-Serving Institutions across the country, recognized by the U.S. Department of State.

Big Ideas Finalists Named
Six faculty-lef research groups are recognized fro advancing research projects that address major societal concerns, including homelessness, climate change, social justice and more.

Summer Program to Provide Early SDSU Connection to Black Students
The Black Scholars Summer Konnection program enrolls students in credit courses and connects them with peers, faculty and staff.

Center for Human Rights Established
The center takes an interdisciplinary approach to engaging students in the comprehensive study of human rights.

Innaugural Dean of the College of Graduate Studies Appointed
SDSU Provost Hector Ochoa announced Tracy Love, director of the School of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, will serve in the role.

Doing Good Works: Elaine and Dennis Szeto
The couple’s $500,000 match gift creates an endowed professorship in the Fowler College of Business.

Professor Named Oustanding Educator of the Year for Diversity Efforts
Kaye Sweetser has been recognized for her efforts to diversify the public relations industry.

Honorees Named for Classroom Adaptations, Innovations
Seven SDSU instructors received the Faculty Forward Award for exceptional teaching solutions during the pandemic.

Commencement Honors Resilient and Diverse Classes of '20 and '21
SDSU hosted seven ceremonies over three days at Petco Park. These are just a few of the highlights.

Activism Icon Ralph V. Whitworth Honored with Endowed Chair
Whitworth partner David Batchelder and Dennis Washington donate $2.25 million to establish Chair and Corporate Governance Institute Shareholder Value Endowment.

SDSU to Award Seven Honorary Degrees
The group includes three individuals who were scheduled to be conferred honorary degrees in 2020.

We Are Here: Q&A with Virginia Loh-Hagan
The inaugural director of the APIDA Resource Center aims to build a connected and supported community on campus.

SDSU Celebrates APIDA Heritage Month
The APIDA Resource Center will mark the history, contributions, and achievements of APIDA communities with virtual events.

A Top Advocate for Nurses - and Students - Retires
Philip Greiner, director of the School of Nursing, led geriatric programs and curriculum reform efforts.

SDSU Launches Graduate Student Housing Program
Beginning in fall 2021, on-campus apartments will be made available as part of a major expansion of graduate-level student services.

With Record High Applications, SDSU is Expanding Degree and Certificate Access
The university is adding new degree and certificate programs, including those that are fully online, as well as launching additional SDSU microsites with community college partners.

SDSU Imperial Valley Launches New Offerings, Expanded Support Services
Beginning fall 2021, the campus will begin the semester with new degree offerings, additional faculty and staff on-campus and expanded student support services.

SDSU Again Named "Best Value" College
The Princeton Review ranks the university No. 38 among public colleges for best return on investment.

An SDSU Institute that Serves Behind the Scenes
For nearly 30 years, the Institute for Public Health has focused on improving the public’s health through critical programs for nutrition assistance, HIV and substance use.

SDSU Imperial Valley and Global Campus Partner for New Degree Programs
The two degree programs debut in fall 2021.

SDSU to be Primarily In-Person this Fall
The university is planning for instruction and activities to be primarily held in-person this fall, with a majority of faculty and staff returning to campus along with students.

County Supervisors Declare Spril 6 SDSU School of Public Health Day 
The proclamation comes as the school celebrates its 40th anniversary.

SDSU Expands Resources to Support Student Mental Health
The expansion of programming and hiring of new therapists underscores the university’s efforts to prioritize whole health.

Several SDSU Programs Named Among Best Graduate School Rankings
Programs in business, engineering, public health and education are among those ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

County COVID-19 Vaccine Site Opening at SDSU
Viejas Arena will serve as the County of San Diego’s newest vaccination site, open by appointment to eligible members of the campus community and general public.

Donors Come Through for SDSU
Despite pandemic-related challenges of the past year, donations to the university remain strong.

Big Ideas for Transborder Solutions
Four ideas aim to address rural infrastructure, Imperial County health and environmental issues, transboundary water, and advancing 3D printing.

Big Ideas for Social Change
The five ideas aim to address homelessness, empathy, ethnic studies, and leverage comics and artificial intelligence.

Inside SDSU's Community COVID-19 Efforts
From contact tracing to testing and vaccine rollout, researchers pivoted quickly, launching critical programs to help San Diego’s hardest hit groups.

One Year Later and Closer to a Different Future
One year after SDSU moved most employees and students off campus during the rise in COVID-19 cases globally, the university is planning for a different fall.

Women's History in a Hall of Fame
Two SDSU women were among the driving forces behind an effort to recognize women who have shaped San Diego County.

Big Ideas for Climate Change
Four ideas will address sustainable agriculture, community action, environmental justice and carbon capture.

Big Ideas for Health and Well-Being
Four ideas that will address mental and physical health issues with nuanced solutions.

SDSU Astronomy Department Receives $14 Million Bequest
Donation earmarked for student support is the largest gift to a single department in San Diego State University history.

SDSU Day of Giving Returns March 9
The one-day, online fundraising event offers SDSU community members the opportunity to positively impact students, research and initiatives across campus.

SDSU Announced Special Admission Considerations, Expanded Community College Microsites
Through an innovative partnership with community college partners, more community college students can earn a SDSU bachelor’s degree without stepping foot on an SDSU campus.

CommuniVax: Engaging San Diego's Latinx Community in Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
SDSU is part of a select national group that will synthesize community input for stakeholders to develop effective vaccination efforts.

SDSU Joins Nationwide Study of COVID-19 Risk and Severity
The large study of 50,000 people aims to determine what causes disease severity and long-term impacts.

A Legacy in Research
An endowment to support graduate research in chemistry honors the legacy of SDSU President Brage Golding.

New San Diego Partnership Supports Diversity and Excellence in STEM
SDSU and University of California San Diego scientists and scholars are working together to make San Diego a “regional center for inclusive excellence.”

New Center Aims to Advance Research into Black Education, Wellness
The idea for a hub for scholarship, service and professional development arose from the death of George Floyd.

Researcher Recognized for Work with Tribal Communities
A passion for her own community has earned SDSU professor Olivia Chilcote recognition as a 2021 Emerging Scholar.

Cultivating Black Minds and Education That Matters
Elected officials and education leaders will join SDSU researchers and others in a conversation about how to address disproportionate suspensions of African American children and youth.

How the Pandemic is Impacting the Super Bowl
SDSU Sports MBA Director Scott Minto takes an in-depth look at how the pandemic is impacting this year's Super Bowl.

SDSU Now Offers Limited Supply of Vaccines to SDSU Community
Student Health Services to begin vaccinating those who are eligible, by appointment-only, at the Calpulli Center.

SDSU Recognized for Excellence in Providing Virtual Student Support
The recognition is a result of SDSU’s efforts to prioritize student success through a collaborative campus strategy.

Online Education Master's Program Ranks High
SDSU is No. 15 in a new U.S. News & World Report list.

SDSU's Health Disparities Expert Receives CSU Wang Family Excellence Award
Hala Madanat is recognized for her significant contributions benefiting underserved populations.

Research Horizons: Addressing the Needs of Nurses
SDSU nursing professor Amanda Choflet studies substance abuse among nurses, with the hope of one day creating interventions to reduce risky behaviors.

SDSU Participates in Prestigious Internationalization Laboratory
The American Council on Education Internationalization Laboratory provides universities with the guidance to achieve their internationalization goals.

How Martin Luther King Jr. Inspires SDSU Students
We asked SDSU students what Martin Luther King Jr.’s message and life means to them.

The Presidential Inauguration, Explained by Stephen Goggin
SDSU political science lecturer Stephen Goggin answers questions about the swearing-in of a new commander-in-chief.

COVID-19: What to Expect in 2021
As the pandemic continues to surge in San Diego and across the U.S., public health experts weigh in on the year ahead.

Faculty Honored for Dedication to Student Support During Virtual Instruction
The Faculty Forward Awards honor faculty instructors who demonstrated exceptional agility and dedication in transitioning their courses to virtual for fall 2020.

SDSU and SDSU Mission Valley Recognized for Sustainable Transportation Efforts
SDSU and SDSU Mission Valley drew plaudits for programs that reduce solo commuting, encourage alternative modes of transportation, and support transit-oriented development.

SDSU Global Campus Offers New Digital Skills Bootcamps
The collaboration with technology company HackerU allows students to learn marketable skills for two booming fields.

Compassion-Driven Giving
Donors who have overcome personal adversity are supporting students confronted by sudden and serious challenges.

SDSU, Mexico Sign Pact for Future Collaboration
New memorandum of understanding looks to partnerships in education and research including online learning programs that draw from both nations.

President's Lecture Series with Ambassador of the  Kingdom of Bahrain Set for Nov. 19
The President's Lecture Series is hosted in conjunction with the Charles W. Hostler Institute on World Affairs.

SDSU Recognized by The Princeton Review for Sustainability Efforts
SDSU was named to the The Princeton Review's "Guide to Green Colleges" for its commitment to sustainability.

Inspired to Give Back
Sophomore Cierra Bush worked with donors and businesses in L.A. to fill more than a hundred backpacks for foster youth and help them flourish in school.

$16.5M Grant Furthers SDSU's National Leadership in Vocational Rehabilitation
The grant recognizes SDSU's efforts for improving employment opportunities for those with disabilities.

Jeff Roberts: Laser Focused on Research
The dean of the College of Sciences gained early exposure to research opportunities and wants to ensure SDSU students do too.

SDSU Embarks on $5M COVID-19 Testing Effort to Curb Disparities
Researchers on the NIH-funded project aim to test 42,000 people in underserved communities and head off outbreaks.

Marching Aztecs Alumna Named San Diego County Teacher of the Year
Middle school music teacher hopes recognition helps her bang the drum for music education.

COVID-19 Could Activate Latent Tuberculosis
Up to 13 million people may have latent TB in the U.S., which could be activated by COVID-19. It worries an SDSU researcher and TB expert.

Endowed Scholarship Pays It Forward to Future Health Care Workforce
College of Health and Human Services Dean Steven Hooker established the memorial fund to honor his late wife and her caregivers.

SDSU Up in U.S. News Rankings
The 2021 edition of the Best College rankings places SDSU No. 65 among public universities.

New Strategic Plan is a Shared Vision
SDSU has launched a five-year framework for change that draws upon the aspirations of the entire campus community.

Black Resource Center Gift is a Personal Statement
Attorney Steven Bishop is supporting a scholarship endowment and a community care fund.

SDSU Maintains Top College Placement by The Princeton Review
The Princeton Review acknowledged SDSU's affordability, academic offerings and quality student experience.

It's Official: Construction Underway at SDSU Mission Valley
With the first shovels in the ground at the Mission Valley stadium site, the long-term vision for a campus expansion, new stadium, Innovation District, and River Park is now under construction.

The Love Library Turns 50
Historic volumes, comic books, a mural and one of SDSU's most photogenic architectural features mark the continuing evolution of a focal point for teaching, learning and research.

SDSU Sustains Grant Funding at $144.4 Million for 2019-20
Funding from federal agencies increased, and many researchers stepped up to the challenge presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eight SDSU Students Receive Prestigious CSU Scholarship
The honorees are among 77 Sally Casanova California Pre-Doctoral Scholars for 2020-21.

Support for SDSU Grows in Past Year
Donations to SDSU top $127 million in fiscal year 2019-20

Bram and Sandra Dijkstra Provide Transofrmation Legacy Gift to SDSU Library
The John Coltrane Memorial Black Music Archive represents nearly 65 years of collection and curation efforts..

SDSU Committed to International Students, Responds to Updated International Student Guidelines
In response to new guidelines restricting the ability of some international students to study in the U.S. due to COVId-19, SDSU's leadership reinformced support for international students.

Summer Course Enrollments Remain Strong at SDSU
The COVID-19 pandemic has not disrupted summer enrollment at SDSU.

SDSU Alumnus Battles Health Care Inequities Amplified by COVID-19
Former psychology student Dr. Andre Creese ('90) is assisting management of hospitals suddenly left with empty hallways and insufficient income.

Eugene Olevsky: Engineering Higher Aspirations
The Ukraine native has made a mark after two years as dean of one of SDSU's most innovative colleges, setting the bar high for its faculty and students.

How to Talk to Children About Racism and Unrest
Counseling and school psychology faculty member Jennica Paz offers advice on parenting in the national current moment.

First Set of Big Ideas Proposals Advance to Next Phase
Twenty faculty-led proposals broadly representing SDSU's research excellence will receive further consideration for funding under the Big Ideas initiative.

Terry Atkinson: Investing in SDSU
Former member of The Campanile Foundation Board of Directors Terry Atkinson ('70) is making $1 million gift to create an endowed professorship and support SDSU Mission Valley.

Aztecs Set School Record GPA for Spring Semester
This yearm 15 of 19 teams set program record for team GPA in a semester.

Reducing the Damage of a Heart Attack
SDSU researchers have discovered how a key protein can help the heart regulate oxygen and blood flow and repair damage.

SDSU Top 10 in U.S., No. 1 in California for Supporting LGBTQ+ Students                              SDSU's top 10 national ranking is an improvement over last year.

A Face on the Front Lines
When SDSU alumna Ariane Luzano ('15) snapped a selfie during a stressful nursing shift, she never expected it would beused in Dove's "Courage is Beautiful" campaign.

New County-SDSU Partnership Expands T3 Strategy in Contact Tracing to Prevent Spread of COVID-19
SDSU will partner with San Diego County HHSA to deploy contact tracing within underserved communities.

New PBS Series Brings Asian American Perspective to K-12 Learning
New documentary series and accompanying curriculum expands access to Asian American history during Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month.

Nursing Simulator Research Draws Top Prize
A “best paper” award went to an SDSU team confirming the value of a virtual patient tool that could raise standards for education in rural and developing countries.

SDSU Offers Free Courses to Heroic First Responders
SDSU Gives Back gives San Diego’s police officers, firefighters and health care workers the opportunity to continue their education.

Researchers Tracing How COVID-19 Spreads, Mutates in the Environment
Exploratory research will leverage SDSU’s expertise in environmental virology to identify public areas where the virus may congregate and linger.

Tracking COVID-19 with Big Data, GIS and Social Media
The new Research HUB housed at SDSU is providing crucial resources for the public.

Remembering COVID-19 for Future Generations
An SDSU Library project will record memories of the global pandemic from the campus community as a resource for future historians.

SDSU to Host Virtual Commencement Celebration on May 16
The celebration provides an opportunity for graduates to celebrate their accomplishments with loved ones and the entire SDSU community.

$3 Million Grant Aims to Bolster Math, Science Teaching in San Diego County Schools
The National Science Foundation-funded award focuses on urban schools in four districts.

Arts Alive SDSU Creating Virtual Artwork Repository 
Arts Alive SDSU seeks to create a repository of curriculum-based artistic projects to document work and creative adaptation in the face of COVID-19.




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