2014 09 03

Teaching “Hospitality 101” in China (中文 )

Teaching “Hospitality 101” in China


2014 09 03

Teaching “Hospitality 101” in China (English)

My father was given many opportunities because a college professor saw his potential.Read more about this exciting program…


2013 05 22

SDSU Supports Hospitality Industry in China

San Diego San Diego State University’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management has been selected as the academic adviser to the Marriott China Hospitality Education Initiative (CHEI), which enhances the hospitality education of Chinese youths, preparing them for careers in China’s booming travel and tourism industry. Read more about Marriott’s CHEI…


2012 06 07

New Surf Philanthropy Project at Volcom Fiji Pro

A new concept in surf philanthropy called Surf Credits is being launched at the Volcom Fiji Pro this week that helps surfers give back. Read more about the project…


2012 06 12

SPY Partners With SDSU Center For Surf Research

San Diego-based eyewear brand SPY® today announced the signing of a historic agreement with the Center for Surf Research, a non-profit education and teaching center housed in San Diego State University’s Sustainable Tourism Program. Read more about the agreement…


2012 06 12

Scholarship Provides Study Abroad Experience

The SPY sunglass company’s gift will give hospitality and tourism students the opportunity to study at the Center for Surf Research. Read more about the SPY scholarship…


2012 04 30

Payne to Receive Honorary Doctorate

San Diego State University will award honorary doctorate degrees to two distinguished entrepreneurs, it was announced today. Leonard Lavin and L. Robert Payne will receive the awards during commencement ceremonies May 18-20 at Viejas Arena. Read more about the awards…


2012 04 05

SDSU Offers Hospitality Master’s Degree

San Diego State University has begun accepting applications for its new master of science degree program in hospitality and tourism management.Read more…


2012 04 05

SDSU Launches Hospitality and Tourism Master’s Degree

The program prepares mid-level managers for career growth. Read more about the degree…


2012 03 13

Bob Payne: Paying back within the community

Ask Bob Payne what keeps him busy these days and he says, “The golf course is right up there.” However much Payne enjoys the game, the answer belies how active the 78-year-old remains as an entrepreneur and philanthropist. Read more about Mr. Payne’s philanthropy…


2012 03 08

San Diego State University Launches World’s First Center for Surf Research

Bashing stereotypes is what surfing is intent on doing in the modern era. Say good-bye to when surfing was thought of as a mere adrenaline-rush trip and say hello to a lucrative-business magnet, as the San Diego State University launches the world’s first Center for Surf Research. Read more about the Center for Surf Research…


2012 02 09

‘Splinters,’ a surf film of a very different kind

Wherever there are waves – from the North Sea to the tip of South Africa, inclusive—there are locals who live to ride them and outsiders who travel far to test them. Even in what some might still consider a primitive culture, too, there is surf culture. Read more about the film…


2012 02 14

Exclusive Rob Machado Interview by Dr. Jess Ponting

Pro surfing’s coolest cat, Rob Machado, interviewed by Dr Jess Ponting, Director of San Diego State University’s Center for Surf Research, for the 10th annual Surfing Arts Science and Issues Conference. Read more about the interview…


2012 02 15

Surfers Learn to Protect Environment, Give Back

Last Saturday, San Diego State University’s Center for Research partnered with the Groundswell Society to hold the 10th annual Surfing, Arts, Science and Issues Conference on philanthropy and doing good. Read more about the conference…


2005 07 26

San Diego State Receives $5.5 Million for Tribal Gaming Institute

San Diego State University has announced a $5.5 million grant from the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation to establish the country’s first research institute and academic curriculum exclusively focused on tribal gaming. Read more about the grant…



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