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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California was one of the first states to enact shelter-in-place orders. Aydin Palabiyikoglu/Getty Images

California’s early shelter-in-place order may have saved 1,600 lives in one month

Four researchers studied California's shelter-in-place orders to figure out how many lives were saved by its early enactment. Here's what they found.
Released prisoners sit in a bus outside Ankara, Turkey – while government critics remain behind bars due to Turkey’s sweeping terror laws. AP

Turkey releasing murderers – but not political opponents – from prison amid coronavirus pandemic

To stem the spread of COVID-19, Turkey is releasing 90,000 prison inmates. Not on the list for release: tens of thousands of academics, journalists and others the regime sees as political threats.
A pedestrian wearing a protective face mask walks past a nearly empty restaurant in New York City. John Minchillo/AP Photo

The coronavirus could be Generation Z’s 9/11

We don't know how long-lasting the effects of the virus will be, but the outbreak is already having a deep psychological impact on people and disrupting life on a massive scale.
Des islamistes pakistanais protestent contre la clémence de la Cour suprême à l'égard d'Asia Bibi, une chrétienne pakistanaise accusée de blasphème, à Karachi, le 1er février 2019. Asif Hassan/AFP via Getty Images

Pourquoi le blasphème est-il passible de la peine capitale dans certains pays musulmans ?

Au Pakistan, en Iran et en Arabie saoudite, le blasphème est passible de la peine de mort. Ces lois n’ont pas seulement des motifs religieux : elles répondent aussi à des préoccupations politiques.
Pakistani Islamists march to protest the Supreme Court lenient treatment of Asia Bibi, a Christian Pakistani woman accused of blasphemy, in Karachi, Feb. 1, 2019. ASIF HASSAN/AFP via Getty Images

Execution for a Facebook post? Why blasphemy is a capital offense in some Muslim countries

Pakistan, Iran and Saudi Arabia all punish blasphemy harshly – even with death. Such laws have political as well as religious motives, says a scholar on Islamism: They're a tool for crushing dissent.
Mohammed Morsi, elit Ikhwanul Muslimin menjadi Presiden Mesir pertama yang dipilih secara demokratis.. Kemudian lengser pada 2013 dan meninggal dalam status terpidana pada Juni lalu. Reuters/Amr Dalsh

Riset tunjukkan penyebab jatuhnya Ikhwanul Muslimin di Mesir dan gerakan Gulen di Turki begitu cepat

Beberapa tahun yang lalu, Ikhwanul Muslimin di Mesir dan gerakan Gulen di Turki memiliki kekuatan untuk merealisasikan idealisme mereka. Bagaimana bisa mereka jatuh begitu cepat?
Mohammed Morsi, a member of the controversial Islamist political organization the Muslim Brotherhood, was Egypt’s first democratically elected president. He was overthrown in a coup in 2013 and died on trial this June. Reuters/Amr Dalsh

How two Islamic groups fell from power to persecution: Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and Turkey’s Gulenists

A few years ago, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and Turkey's Gulenists were running the show. Now both religious movements face political repression. How did they fall so far, so fast?
A worker marks timber logs at a concession area in Sarawak, Malaysia. Rainforest logging in Asia feeds much of the world’s thirst for timber. AP Photo/Vincent Thian

How to keep conservation policies from backfiring in a globally connected world

In a global economy, passing laws to conserve forests, fisheries or other natural resources can simply shift demand for those goods to other countries or regions where they aren't as well protected.
In the 1960s, the Temple established nine residential care facilities for the elderly and six homes for foster children in the Redwood Valley. Peoples Temple / Jonestown Gallery/flickr

Before the tragedy at Jonestown, the people of Peoples Temple had a dream

Throughout the movement's history, African Americans and whites lived, worked and protested side-by-side. It was one of the few long-term experiments in American interracial communalism.
SAT reading scores in 2016 were the lowest they’ve ever been. Aha-Soft/Shutterstock.com

Why it matters that teens are reading less

In 1980, 60 percent of 12th graders said they read a book, newspaper or magazine every day for pleasure. By 2016, only 16 percent did.

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