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"One of the things that San Francisco State did for me was it really encouraged the spirit of experimentation."

Photo of Ethan Van der Ryn. Photo by Ann JohanssonPhoto by Ann Johansson

Ethan Van der Ryn (B.A., ’85), recent Oscar nominee for Best Sound Editing, on the training he received in the cinema department, ABC7, Feb. 23, 2012



"Because she was married and had a baby, people perceived her as a ‘joke’ who wasn’t serious about science."

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Sue Rosser, author of the New York University Press book “Breaking Into the Lab: Engineering Progress for Women in Science,” on pregnancy and science careers, Inside Higher Ed, April 4, 2012


"Thank you for everything that you have done on our behalf."

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President Robert A. Corrigan to some of the 105 veterans in the Class of 2012 at SF State’s first annual veterans graduation reception, KCBS Radio, April 29, 2012


"We have such great water here!"

Senior Michelle Gallemore on Take Back the Tap, a sustainability initiative she is leading on campus to get students drinking more tap water and less of the bottled variety, San Francisco Examiner, March 11, 2012


"I think most people take these photographs for granted and don't realize what goes into making them"

Photo of Journalsim professor Ken Kobre. Photo by Oded BaliltyPhoto by Oded Balilty

Professor of Journalism Ken Kobre on “Deadline Every Second,” his documentary on Associated Press photographers co-produced with Professor Emeritus of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts John Hewitt, mediabistro, April 17, 20121



"I really enjoy overcoming challenges"

Alumnus Michael Fanelli, a runner who set a 10,000-meter SF State record that still stands, on plans to pass the 100,000-mile mark this fall at the Philadelphia Marathon, San Francisco Examiner, April 29, 2012


"I very much support students doing community engaged scholarship ... to understand ways they can contributeoutside of the traditional economy and make a difference."

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Gabriel Harber

Connie Ulasewicz, associate professor of apparel design and merchandising, on her students’ contribution to “Discarded to Divine,” an annual fashion show benefit for a San Francisco homeless shelter, Catholic San Francisco, April 18, 2012


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