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Professor turns a new page with published book

by Devin Whatley, Staff Writer // February 5, 2020

When professors create their own books at San Diego State,  they often take the form of a typical college textbook used in a class. But for journalism...

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Dr. Coker moves food into multiple buildings for students who may be going hungry. They can come get food at the pantries for free.

Professor creates food pantry for struggling students

by Dana Tsuri-Etzioni, Managing Editor // December 11, 2019

Professor and Director of the San Diego State School of Theater, Television and Film, Dr. Niyi Coker, implemented a food security operation this semester...

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Painting professor creates art and sculpture from flesh and bone

Painting professor creates art and sculpture from flesh and bone

by Cami Buckman, Senior Staff Writer // April 20, 2016

Nestled behind the Hardy Tower and the Professional Studies and Fine Arts building lie the art buildings. In these buildings there is a door camouflaged...

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New psychology professor explores student motivations

New psychology professor explores student motivations

by Christine Whitman, Senior Staff Writer // March 9, 2016

Social psychology professor Dustin Thoman begins his first faculty position at San Diego State this semester. He was previously one of two social psychology...

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New biology professor sees the 'big picture' of environmental science

New biology professor sees the ‘big picture’ of environmental science

by Nicole Menges, Staff Writer // March 2, 2016

When assistant ecology professor Xiaofeng Xu is not teaching any courses this semester, he keeps busy with his research and getting acclimated to life...

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Director of orchestras finds 'exciting community' in SDSU

Director of orchestras finds ‘exciting community’ in SDSU

by Lainie Fraser, Staff Writer // March 2, 2016

Selected by The San Diego Union-Tribune as one of three “Faces to Watch” in classical music in 2014, Michael Gerdes has found a home at San Diego State. Gerdes...

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New biology professor inspires grad students with research

New biology professor inspires grad students with research

by Ryo Miyauchi, Arts & Lifestyle Editor // February 25, 2016

During his time off from the lab, professor Nicholas Shikuma grabs the board to surf at the beach. He picked up his favorite sport at a young age in Hawaii,...

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Women's studies professor gives voice to queer and lesbian Muslim women

Women’s studies professor gives voice to queer and lesbian Muslim women

by Liliana Cervantes, Staff Writer // February 18, 2016

In the LGBTQ community, Muslim women are speaking up about their sexuality and their struggle to be identified with the Islamic faith. San Diego State...

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SDSU professor breeds tolerance through anthropology

SDSU professor breeds tolerance through anthropology

by Nicole Menges, Staff Writer // February 12, 2016

Savannah Shuermann fell in love with anthropology 10 years ago. Since then she has been using her passion to make an impact on the world. Shuermann...

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Professor Martin breaks his silence

Professor Martin breaks his silence

by Quinn Owen and Jamie Ballard // May 7, 2015

San Diego State professor Vincent Martin will appeal a decision from the university that says he sexually harassed a female student. Martin refuted the...

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Political Science professor 'Doc' Stoddard dies at 74

Political Science professor ‘Doc’ Stoddard dies at 74

by David Hernandez, News Editor // July 24, 2014

Political science professor Michael Stoddard, commonly known as “Doc,” passed away on Wednesday morning after battling cancer. He was 74. “It...

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