When I catch up with family or longtime friends, I’m often asked, “What’s new at San Diego State?”
It’s a tough question to answer, if only because the people here do so many interesting things and I don’t want to unfairly pigeonhole the university with a clumsy response.
Thankfully, my job requires me to identify SDSU’s best stories and retell them on the homepage.
The top part of the page is dedicated to the terrific efforts of our faculty, staff, alumni and students – especially students.
And we’re always looking for more good stories to tell.
Here’s a quick rundown of current stories being featured:
Tatooine in Real Life — SDSU professors Jerome Orosz and Bill Welsh discover the first planet to have two sun-like orbiting stars.
Better, Faster, Stronger — SDSU engineers work to invent brain-controlled bionics.
The Gift of Sight — SOLO Eyewear, a company started by SDSU students, uses revenues to provide eye surgeries and prescription glasses to people in need.
Worldly View — Eric McDermott investigates Huntington’s disease in Bangalore, India, at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences. He’s part of SDSU’s surge in Fulbright scholars.
American Indian Inspiration — Generations of local American Indian leaders celebrate the 35th anniversary of one of the first academic departments dedicated to the study of their history and culture as means to create a better future for their people.
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If you’ve got a great story, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.