​​​San Francisco State received a $5 million gift from alumna Neda Nobari (pictured above) to establish the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies. The Center will be a platform for study and research on Iranian diaspora communities; for new academic programs that will engage local and global Iranian communities; and for collaborative interdisciplinary opportunities across the campus and throughout the world, establishing SF State as an academic pioneer in the field of Iranian diaspora research.​