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This podcast introduces you to the expertise of the faculty at San José State University, whose research, teaching, and commitments to community engagement bring life to this cutting-edge university. The "accidental geographer" is a play on words, an attempt to demonstrate that even for these accomplished scholars, life often creates opportunity out of “the accident.”

The Accidental Geographer: A Podcast with Vincent Del Casino, SJSU Provost SJSU Podcasts

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This podcast introduces you to the expertise of the faculty at San José State University, whose research, teaching, and commitments to community engagement bring life to this cutting-edge university. The "accidental geographer" is a play on words, an attempt to demonstrate that even for these accomplished scholars, life often creates opportunity out of “the accident.”

    Season 2, Episode 3: Annette Nellen, Professor and Director of the MST Program CPA, CGMA, Esq.

    Season 2, Episode 3: Annette Nellen, Professor and Director of the MST Program CPA, CGMA, Esq.

    The Accidental Geographer’s Vincent del Casino speaks with Professor and director of San José State University's graduate tax program, Annette Nellen.

    In this conversation, we cover a variety of topics related to the history of taxes and why certain taxes exist in the United States. Nellen challenges the current tax system with her research and outreach and raises a number of important questions about what a more fair tax system might look like.

    Credit: Music by Lucas Schwyter / SJSU Music Department; soundcloud.com/schweetbeatz

    • 50 min
    Season 2, Episode 2: Dr. Mary A Papazian, President of SJSU

    Season 2, Episode 2: Dr. Mary A Papazian, President of SJSU

    The Accidental Geographer’s Vincent del Casino speaks with Dr. Mary A. Papazian, President of San José State University.

    In this conversation, we learn all about President Papazian's passion for poetry, her experience as a university student, her early career choices, and how her own history translates into her work as a university administrator today.

    Credit: Music by Lucas Schwyter / SJSU Music Department; soundcloud.com/schweetbeatz

    • 33 min
    Season 2, Episode 1: Associate Professor Dr. Alberto Rascón, a Leading Expert in Biochemistry

    Season 2, Episode 1: Associate Professor Dr. Alberto Rascón, a Leading Expert in Biochemistry

    The Accidental Geographer’s Vincent del Casino speaks with Dr. Alberto Rascón, Associate Professor of biochemistry at San José State University.

    In this conversation, we learn about his work and the research of his chemistry students. We also stretch beyond the world in the lab

    and discuss his journey as a first-generation student in the CSU.



    Credit: Music by Lucas Schwyter / SJSU Music Department; soundcloud.com/schweetbeatz

    • 52 min
    Season 1, Episode 5: Professor of Social Work, Soma Sen, on the HIV Aids epidemic

    Season 1, Episode 5: Professor of Social Work, Soma Sen, on the HIV Aids epidemic

    The Accidental Geographer’s Vincent del Casino speaks with Soma Sen, Professor of Social Work at San Jose State University. In this conversation, we learn about her work as one of the leading experts on the global HIV Aids epidemic, immigration, human trafficking and the ongoing stigma attached to living with a disease.

    Credit: Music by Lucas Schwyter / SJSU Music Department; soundcloud.com/schweetbeatz

    • 48 min
    Season 1, Episode 4: Dr. Erica Buurman, Director of the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies

    Season 1, Episode 4: Dr. Erica Buurman, Director of the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies

    The Accidental Geographer’s Vincent del Casino speaks with Dr. Erica Buurman, Director of the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies at SJSU. Together, they dive into the work of Beethoven and consider the various contributions his symphonies made in the music industry. 

    If you think you know all there is to know about Beethoven, think again!

    Credit: Music by Lucas Schwyter / SJSU Music Department; soundcloud.com/schweetbeatz

    • 43 min
    Season 1, Episode 3: Dr. Amanda Kahn, Professor of Marine Science at Moss Landing Marine Labs on the Complex Life of Sponges

    Season 1, Episode 3: Dr. Amanda Kahn, Professor of Marine Science at Moss Landing Marine Labs on the Complex Life of Sponges

    The Accidental Geographer’s Vincent del Casino speaks with Dr. Amanda Kahn, Professor of Marine Science at SJSU’s Moss Landing Marine Labs, who is one of the world’s leading experts on sponges. Together they discuss the role sponges play in global climate change. 

    Credit: Music by Lucas Schwyter / SJSU Music Department; soundcloud.com/schweetbeatz

    • 44 min

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