ChatGPT and its Impact on Higher Education

Join us for a discussion on ChatGPT, a new technology by OpenAI, capable of producing high-quality written responses to questions and essay prompts. We discuss the impact of this technology on our teaching and assessment, the role of writing as a humanistic inquiry, and potential implications beyond academia.


  • Anagha Kulkarni, professor of Computer Science
  • Carlos Montemayor, professor of Philosophy
  • Cristina Ruotolo, professor of Humanities and Comparative & World Literature
  • Jennifer Trainor, professor of English Language and Literature
  • Mikey Pagan, student panelist, Comparative & World Literature
  • Eeshan Kumar, student panelist, Philosophy

Moderated by Anastasia Smirnova, associate professor of English Language and Literature.

Innovations in Accessible Comics for blind & low vision readers Symposium

The Program in Visual Impairments, Comic Studies & The Longmore Institute on Disability Present: Innovations in Accessible Comics for blind & low vision readers. A conversation with the prizewinners of the Accessible Comics Collective design competition! The focus of the event will be about reflecting on the process of developing these accessible comics, lessons learned, and opportunities for future innovations. We encourage you to check out the five prizewinners’ projects in advance, so you can experience what they’ve done and share your own thoughts during our event. Here is a

Link to document with background on prizewinners' projects.

There will be a break from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. PT. Zoom link will be sent upon registration. AD/ASL/Captioning will be provided.

Link to FAQ.

For more access needs, please reach out to To learn more about the Accessible Comics Collective and our past conversations visit:

Link to audio flyer.

Supported by the College of Liberal & Creative Arts.

Trans Brilliance, Trans Futures: Leading Writers Speak Out

Join us for Trans Brilliance, Trans Futures: Leading Writers Speak Out, an SFSU Creative Writing Department Virtual Panel.

Julián Delgado Lopera
Jo Livingstone
Denne Michele Norris

Moderated by Carolina (Caro) De Robertis, Associate Professor, Creative Writing Department.

Co-hosted by May-lee Chai, Acting Chair of the Creative Writing Department and the Queer and Trans Resource Center.

Supported by the George and Judy Marcus Funds for Excellence in the Liberal Arts.

How to Be a Better Collaborative Journalist

Sarahbeth Maney (class of 2019) also known as SB, is a staff photojournalist at The Detroit Free Press and vice Ppresident of The Michigan Press Photographers Association (MPPA). She previously covered national politics at The New York Times Washington bureau as a 2021–22 photography fellow. In 2022, Maney became the first photographer to receive the National Association of Black Journalists Michael J. Feeney Emerging Journalist of the Year Award.

Tiger Talk #1: The Form of Memory

We're excited to announce a new partnership with Alice Wong / The Disability Visibility Project with additional support from Sandy Ho / The Disability & Intersectionality Summit! This fall we are hosting a series of community conversations with writers and creatives to celebrate Alice Wong’s new memoir, Year of the Tiger. If you've been following Alice's journey lately, then you know why we are more committed than ever to make this series everything Alice dreamed it could be to show her our support!

Starting off the series is Tiger Talks #1: The Form of Memory. The event will feature Stephanie Foo, Esmé Weijun Wang, and Jonny Sun as moderator. ASL/CC will be provided, and we will be giving away books to 20 attendees!

The Disability Visibility Project
The Disability & Intersectionality Summit!
Paul K Longmore Institute