2023 Global Spartan Photo Contest Winners

Each spring, International Student & Scholar Services hosts the annual Global Spartan Photo Contest. Our goal is to share a variety of cultural perspectives through photography and short narratives. As such, each photo submission is accompanied by a short narrative that explains the cultural significance of the photo from the photographer’s perspective. Narratives answer the questions: What aspect of culture does this photo represent? and Why is this photograph important to me?

The Most Impactful Narrative and Top 10 Photos are selected by the Global Spartan Month Planning Committee. In-person voting is open to the general public at our annual Global Spartan Month Fair in March, followed by online voting via social media.  Once the voting period is over, the in-person and online votes are tallied to determine the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Fan Favorites.

Congratulations to this year’s winner and all of our Top 10 finalists! Thank you for submitting such outstanding photos and sharing your unique cultural perspectives with us! Continue Reading…

Gearing up to Graduate: Alumni Panel

Graduating is exciting, but as an international student, finding a job after graduation can be stressful. This panel discussion is an opportunity to meet SJSU international alumni, who will share about their experience preparing for and beginning their professional life post-graduation. As recent graduates currently on OPT, they understand first-hand how challenging it can be to navigate the job search while also being mindful of immigration regulations. ISSS is pleased to partner with the Career Center to bring you this important and timely panel discussion.

Scroll down for videos and to meet the Panelists!

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Engagement and Support Strategies for SJSU Internationalization: Lessons from the Field

The International Programs and Students Committee (IPSC) and the Center for Faculty Development (CFD) invite you to attend a special panel discussion: Engagement and Support Strategies for SJSU Internationalization: Lessons from the Field.

The two-part event series will feature a panel of seasoned faculty at SJSU who have championed moving forward international opportunities and promoting global learning. Their stories are powerful in helping understand the significance of campus internationalization and the key role faculty play.

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Fulbright Scholar: Dr. Satya Sundar Sethy

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Satya Sundar Sethy, Senior Associate Professor at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Madras in Chennai, India for two virtual talks. Dr. Sethy is currently a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence pursuing his research and lecturing tasks at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah. He will be visiting us virtually at San Jose State University for the following discussions:

Integrating Emotion into Engineering Design and Innovation: Risks and Responsibilities of Engineers

Globalization of Science and Engineering Education: Benefits and Opportunities

These events are open to SJSU faculty, staff, and students. We hope that you will be able to join us for one or both of these talks.

About Dr. Sethy

Dr. Satya Sundar Sethy is a senior Associate Professor at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India. At present he is awarded the Scholar-in-Residence Fulbright Fellowship to pursue his research and lecturing tasks at Snow College, Ephraim, Utah, the USA. During his Fulbright fellowship, he was invited to give lecture talks at University of Mississippi, Oxford; Utah State University, Utah; Utah Valley University, Utah; Texas A&M University, Texas, the USA.

Dr. Sethy is the recipient of the prestigious Young Philosopher Award (2017), conferred by the Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Ministry of Education, Government of India. He has also served at Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) as Assistant Professor in the Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education (STRIDE), New Delhi. He has published several papers in prestigious journals and contributed chapters to the edited books. His publications include the books Introduction to Logic and Logical Discourse (2021), Higher Education and Professional Ethics: Roles and Responsibilities of Teachers (edited, 2018), Assessment of Learner Performance (With Mishra, S., 2018), Meaning and
Language (2016), Contemporary Ethical Issues in Engineering (edited, 2015), and Indian Philosophy: Orthodox Systems (2010).

His current research interests are Academic ethics; engineering ethics; assessment and evaluation in higher education; academic freedom and institutional autonomy, engineering education, consciousness studies; Aristotelian logic; and Indian philosophy. He may be contacted at satyasundar20012001@gmail.comsatyasundar@iitm.ac.in

How to make hand rolled veggie sushi

Hand Rolled Veggie Sushi

Recipe by Jamie Kubota, MS, RD – Chef Instructor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Science & Packaging

Fun to make once you get the hang of it – and so much cheaper than buying sushi out… You can always add in cooked shrimp, crab or egg if you like.  If you want to splurge and include raw fish, you’ll need to find sushi-grade fish – but that can be a fun trip to the Japanese market…

Notes:  Sushi seasoning can be bought pre-made – it comes in a bottle in the vinegar section at the Asian or Japanese markets – and even some American supermarkets carry it.  But you can easily make sushi seasoning as well – simply combine until dissolved 5 parts unseasoned rice vinegar, 3 parts sugar, and 1 part salt (for example, 5 tbsp rice vinegar, 3 tbsp sugar, and 1 tbsp salt).  Store any extra seasoning in a jar in your spice cabinet. 

You can also make the rice on the stove or in the microwave if you don’t have a rice cooker.  The most important thing is the type of rice you use – look for sushi rice – or Calrose rice which is a rice with similar slightly sticky texture perfect for sushi. Regular long-grain rice isn’t the right texture and won’t stick together well for sushi rolling.

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