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“Every skull is unique.”

Anatomy Lecturer Gloria Nusse on her work as a forensic artist, which has led to nine positive identifications of murder victims, The New York Times, Dec. 5, 2010

“I didn’t think it was a big deal.”

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Federico Ardila on winning a national math competition in his native Colombia when he was 8 years old, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Jan. 6, 2011

“If this works, it could save hundreds of species.”

Assistant Professor of Biology Vance Vredenburg on his hopes of halting mass amphibian death by treating frogs with an experimental bacteria, Popular Science, Jan. 10, 2011

“At some point, we have to figure out [what to do] in a world where the state
doesn’t want to pay for higher education.”

Academic Senate Chair Shawn Whalen on a recommendation to consolidate SF State’s eight colleges to six, a move that could save classes and prevent layoffs, San Francisco Examiner, Jan. 23, 2011

“I think showing the Afghan people is just as or more important than the soldier stories. Those are the people who will have to be there for the long term.”

James Lee, a graduate student in international relations, on his work as an embedded photographer in Afghanistan, The New York Times, Jan. 27, 2011


“I’m not interested in poems that do not transcend ‘me’; my poems have to move beyond my personal struggles and talk to something larger.”

Associate Professor of Creative Writing Camille Dungy, Examiner. com, Feb.16, 2011

“We have to be training more American-born scientists and engineers... Otherwise we’re going to end up in a situation... where we’re dependent on other countries for our future and our workforce.”

Provost Sue V. Rosser urging lawmakers in Washington, D.C. to protect higher education from budget cuts, San Francisco Chronicle, March 4, 2011

“That was the first time I understood that somebody is watching and waiting for me to die.”

Student Tara Smith, a veteran of the Iraq War, on watching a bomb explode near her military convoy, Los Angeles Times, April 10, 2011

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