The 2019 Don Edwards Lecture: Veterans on the Home Front

This year’s Don Edwards Lecture will be on the topic “Veterans on the Home Front: Advocacy, Policy, Action.”

Speakers:

Maya Esparza: San Jose City Council
Joseph Kopser: Veteran and Co-founder of Grayline, Former Congressional Candidate
Joshua Mantz: Veteran and Author of Beauty of a Darker Soul
Moderated by Dr. Leonard Lira.

When: March 15, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Student Union Ballroom

Free and Open to the Public.

Sponsored by the SJSU Department of Political Science and the College of Social Sciences.

Julia E. Curry Rodríguez receives 2019 Wang Family Outstanding Faculty Service Award

Associate Professor Julia E. Curry Rodríguez (Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies) has received the 2019 Wang Family Outstanding Faculty Service Award. Professor Curry Rodríguez’s accomplishments include:

  • Increasing support and resources for immigrant students, including the development of San José State’s UndocuSpartan Resource Center in 2018.
  • Receiving a Ford Foundation grant (2003-2006) for a project to explore services for binational students who immigrate to the U.S. and migrate back to their home regions.
  • Working with the Chicano/Latino Faculty and Staff Association to fund scholarships for undocumented students, including the establishment of full-semester scholarships.
  • Leading the development of a new bachelor’s degree in Mexican American Studies.
  • Mentoring five doctoral students through the Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP), two of whom are now CSU faculty.

Congratulations on this well-deserved award, Professor Curry Rodríguez!

January 2019 Sourisseau Academy photo album

Long before the Winchester Mystery House and the Rosicrucian Museum were tourist attractions, the Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton was San Jose’s most famous venue. In the January 2019 Sourisseau Academy photo album Anthropology Professor Emeritus Tom Layton cruises the delivery wagons, buggies, vans, and trucks that became moving billboards, reaching even the most remote corners of the Santa Clara Valley.

New Bob Gliner documentary on January 2 and 3, 2019

One Carbon Footprint at a Time is a new documentary from retired Sociology Professor Bob Gliner. As seen through the lens of a diverse range of university and middle school students enthusiastically engaged in a wide range of climate change activities as part of the curriculum at their schools – from analyzing the clothes they choose to buy and wear, to the food they grow and eat, to the energy used to power their cell phones, hair dryers and electricity in their homes, and the jobs and lifestyle changes they make after graduation – this documentary highlights how education can inspire everyday actions that play a critical and potentially transformative role in impacting climate change.

One Carbon Footprint at a Time will air at 11:30 p.m. January 2, 2019 on PBS station KQED as part of its nationwide broadcasts. It will air again at 5:30 a.m. January 3, 2019.