San Diego State University

Since it was founded in 1897, San Diego State University has grown to offer bachelor’s degrees in 84 areas, master’s degrees in 76 areas and doctorates in 21 areas. SDSU’s approximately 31,000 students participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an increasing international emphasis that prepares them for a global future.

SDSU’s annual economic impact to the state of California is $6.5 billion. Of SDSU’s 270,000-plus alumni, approximately 60 percent live in San Diego. They comprise more than half the region’s engineers, teachers, entrepreneurs and the local workforce for a host of other industries. Learn More About

Research: Since 2000, SDSU faculty and staff have attracted more than $1.5 billion in grants and contracts for research and programs ranging from cardiovascular disease to marine biology.

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A man taking stairs at Washington-Dulles International Airport in 2013. Wikimedia Commons

One step at a time: Simple nudges can increase lifestyle physical activity

Dropping old, bad habits is hard, but starting new, good ones may not be so difficult. Or so a recent study suggests. Read how a simple sign at an airport made a difference.
In the past, kids couldn’t wait to get their driver’s licenses. Now? Not so much. Jenn Huls

Why today’s teens aren’t in any hurry to grow up

Should parents be worried that many teens are putting off traditional rites of passage like working, driving and dating?
New research is putting the first generation of kids to grow up with the smartphone into sharp relief. Olga Tropinina

How the smartphone affected an entire generation of kids

Move over millennials, there's a new generation in town. Dubbed 'iGen,' they differ from their predecessors on a range of measures, from mental health to time spent with friends.
Polygamy advocate Brady Williams talks with his five wives during an interview at their home in a polygamous community outside Salt Lake City. AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File

Explaining polygamy and its history in the Mormon Church

Joseph Smith, founder of Mormonism, taught that a righteous man could help numerous women and children go to heaven by being 'sealed' in plural marriage. Norms have been revised, but tensions remain.
A 1969 photo of political theorist and scholar Hannah Arendt. AP Photo

The power of ordinary people facing totalitarianism

Hannah Arendt, a political theorist, fled Germany during Adolf Hitler's rise to power and later wrote about ‘the banality of evil.’ Her work has recently become a best-seller. Here's why.
E-cigarettes should not be sold in Australia, as a therapy or a consumer product. gdvcom/Shutterstock

Health risks of nicotine cast doubt on ‘safer’ e-cigarette

British American Tobacco Australia has lobbied Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration to have electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) classified as a harm-reduction pharmaceutical product. If successful…
That dude doesn’t look like a squid. Fathzer

Surfing on prescription helps kids at breaking point

The NHS is funding a pilot programme that prescribes surfing lessons for young people with depression and low self-esteem. Based in Dorset, the Wave Project is open to people aged between eight and 21…

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