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Bridge to Scripps Cottage and Turtle Pond (Photo: Jim Brady) Bridge to Scripps Cottage and Turtle Pond (Photo: Jim Brady)
 


This Month on NewsCenter

Here are some of SDSU’s top NewsCenter stories from the past month.
By Katie Stanchis
 

While campus is a bit quieter during summer, there is still a lot going on behind the scenes as San Diego State University ramps up for the fall semester. This month, SDSU celebrated a record number of grants being received by faculty members in the College of Education, announced the newest inductees to the Aztec Hall of Fame and made a new discovery in the complex process of word retrieval.

Man with a Plan

As Elliot Hirshman bids farewell to SDSU, the campus celebrates his accomplishments during his six-year tenure. Hirshman is credited with raising the aspirations of the SDSU community, elevating the university's national profile, and helping the university raise $800 million during its campaign.

SDSU’s College of Education Awarded Record Number of Grants

SDSU’s College of Education received $21 million in external funding in 2016. U.S. News and World Report ranked SDSU No. 26 among universities nationwide in external grant dollars last year. The ranking includes both public and private universities.

Illuminating Speech’s Path from Brain to Tongue

SDSU neuroscientist Stephanie Ries of the School of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences conducted a study on the complex brain connections employed during word retrieval. The researchers found that there is no clear division of labor between brain regions and that the word retrieval process is not as localized as previously believed.

2017 Aztec Hall of Fame Class Announced

The SDSU Department of Athletics announced it will induct former men’s basketball coach Steve Fisher, men’s basketball guard D.J. Gay, track and field star Whitney Ashley, and football players Craig Penrose and Whip Walton into the Aztec Hall of Fame.

Alleviating World Hunger One Protein Bar at a Time

SDSU students Kristian Krugman and Reyanne Mustafa created the startup company SoulFULL, which produces protein bars from food waste, with the help of SDSU’s Zahn Innovation Platform Launchpad. SoulFULL was selected as one of three winners of the “How Green is Your Idea” challenge held by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation.