Sourisseau Academy In-Depth video: “Lick Observatory”

In the Sourisseau Academy‘s first “In Depth” video production, viewers are taken on a tour of the Lick Observatory, the first in the world. Built in the 1880s, it drew visitors to the top of Mount Hamilton morning and night. The February 2019  “Lick Observatory” video documents the early tourists who made the 26-mile trip to Mount Hamilton.

 

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.