• Welcome SJSU’s first Vice President for Research and Innovation, Mohamed Abousalem
    I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Mohamed Abousalem as our inaugural vice president for research and innovation (VPRI). Mohamed has served in a variety of teaching, research and leadership positions for three decades, most recently serving as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of California-Santa Cruz. He will join us at San Jose State University on June 10, 2019.
  • ISB groundbreaking jumpstarts transformative era in SJSU science and research
    On a gorgeous, sunny morning last Thursday, San Jose State broke ground on its Interdisciplinary Science Building (ISB), a state-of-the-art facility that is sure to transform our campus when occupancy begins in just a few years.
  • President Papazian’s message re: Chabad of Poway
    I was horrified on Saturday to learn about yet another hate-filled shooting, this time at Chabad of Poway, a  synagogue north of San Diego. One life was senselessly lost, three more were injured and countless families, friends and others will be forever scarred for what has happened to their loved ones.
  • How we will “educate and engage” students as part of Transformation 2030
    Dr. Mary A. Papazian Last week, we inaugurated a new tradition here at San Jose State: a springtime State of the University address to reflect on and celebrate our accomplishments throughout the year. We also unveiled a new, 10-year strategic plan for the university, Transformation 2030, which is designed to prepare us for the next…
  • Environment, sustainability issues to frame Earth Day activities at SJSU
    Earth Day 2019—and the various activities we have planned at SJSU this month to celebrate and acknowledge this important day—reminds me, as it should all of us, that sustainability remains one of the big issues of our time. San Jose State continues to be an innovative leader in this area, particularly in our buildings and facilities, but also in our academic programs and co-curricular initiatives led by our Division of Student Affairs.