SJSU Students Win Top Prizes at 2010 CSU Media Arts Festival

Kimberly Knoll and Yung-Han Chang won first place for their animated piece, “No Robots.” The award included a $500 cash prize. Knoll and Chang are students with our animation/illustration program. Here’s a synopsis of their film: “In the not so distant future, a cafe owner has to run a business during a time when robots […]

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SJSU Remembers Humanities Honors Program Pioneers

Friends and family recently unveiled a Washington Square Hall plaque in memory of faculty members O.C. “Clint” Williams, Jack E. Fink, Rex Burbank and Richard Tansey, pioneers of our humanities honors program. Founded in 1954, this endeavor offers students a multi-disciplinary, globally inclusive, and collaborative four-semester program of humanities-centered study. The program also fosters a […]

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SJSU Students Rally to Urge Passage of Dream Act

By: Joe Rodriguez/Merc News For years, college students Christian Poblano and Luis Romero had quietly supported the Dream Act. On a sunny but chilly Tuesday afternoon in downtown San Jose, the two undocumented immigrants stood in front of a line of news cameras and finally spoke out.

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University Police Department Launches 19th Annual Toy Drive

Beginning today, UPD will distribute toy collection bins campuswide. Please consider donating a new or gently used toy or making a monetary gift to this program, which last year provided 250 needy families, including 1,200 children living near campus, with toys and food boxes for the holidays. UPD will pick up the toy collection bins […]

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Tickling Historic Ivories

By: Sal Pizarro/Merc News San Jose State is one of just two U.S. universities that boast a collection of historic pianos, and some of those classic keyboards will be the centerpiece of a concert Monday night.

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