Anthropology Professor Jan English-Lueck recently published an article in Anthropology News. Navigating Silicon Valley’s Contradictions explores how “Silicon Valley’s workers must maneuver their way through this place of diversity and discrimination, capitalist aims, and countercultural aspirations.”
In 1930, most San José residents were familiar with the towns of Alma, Perry, Pomar, Madrone, and Wrights — none of which exist today. In the November 2018 Sourisseau Academy photo album Anthropology Professor Emeritus Tom Layton pays tribute to the towns and venues that have disappeared from our modern landscape.
The November 2018 Sourisseau Academy news video presents 150 years of birds-eye views of growth and change in the Silicon Valley.
You are invited to what will surely be an informative, incisive event focused on the aftermath of the midterm national elections. The event – which we are calling “The Truth Effect – Silicon Valley’s Take on the Mid-term Elections” – takes place here on campus. All are welcome, and admission is free.
when: November 15, 2018, 6:30–8:30
where: SJSU Diaz Compean Student Union Theater
Come hear some of the Silicon Valley’s top political minds as they weigh in on the elections and offer their insights on what the outcomes mean for SJSU, our region, and the nation.
Panel 1: All Politics is Local
Professor Emeritus, Political Science
Supervisor, District 2 (SJSU alumna)
Lecturer, Political Science
Former Assemblymember, District 27
Treasurer, Santa Cruz County
Assemblymember, District 28 (SJSU alumnus)
Panel 2: The Tech Factor: Campaigns and Voting in 2018
Professor and Chair, Political Science
President and CEO, California Women LEAD
President and CEO, Brigade
Chief Outreach Officer, Voter Circle
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The event is hosted by President Mary A. Papazian
SJSU Votes! will be holding a mini-block party on 7th St. Plaza, spaces 35-36 on 10/18/18 from 11am to 3pm. SJSU Votes! will have voter registration and education material, music, games, items from the Registrar of Voters, and snacks.
SJSU Votes! also provides a URL where students can register online:
From second story rooftops in 1858, to the 115-foot “birds’ nest” atop the dome of the Santa Clara County Court House in 1869, to the 207-foot platform near the top of the San José Electric Light Tower in 1881, artists and photographers, lugging sketch pads, tripods and glass plate negatives, climbed higher and higher to capture iconic panoramic vistas. In the October 2018 Sourisseau Academy photo album retired Anthropology Professor Tom Layton journeys into the sky to the imaginary heights from which artists have transformed the Silicon Valley into a fantastical realm where San José’s Hotel De Anza can easily loom larger than all of San Francisco.
The October 2018 Sourisseau Academy news video [titled “Horse Power!” this month] explores the era of the horse and buggy, and the sweet aroma of fruit trees by the side of the road.