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Presentations and Lectures

Mark Shriver at USF -  Reflections on "A Good Man; Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver"

Mark Shriver is the Senior VP of the US programs at Save the Children, an organization that works to support children in the US who struggle with poverty, hunger, illiteracy, and disease. On January 30, 2013, Mr. Shriver visited the USF campus and spoke about his New York Times bestselling novel, "A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver." In his lecture, Mr. Shriver spoke fondly of childhood memories growing up as the son of Sargent "Sarge" Shriver, whose pivotal contributions to the Peace Corps and other work for the US left an important legacy. Mr. Shriver emphasized the three most important principles he saw in his father's life--faith, hope and love--which he articulated as having a lasting and significant impact on all those who encountered him. 

Dean Jeff Brand - The Outskirts of Hope

On Dec. 4, 2012 Jeffrey Brand, Dean of USF Law School, shared with faculty and staff his lecture "The Outskirts of Hope," the inaugural presentation in the University Ministry Faculty Lecture & Luncheon Series. Dean Brand shared his own experiences discovering hope in his life, highlighting notable figures world-wide who inspire such hope in others. He invited faculty and staff to join in conversation on the meaning of hope, and the struggles and graces that accompany this journey. Dean Brand's lecture spoke to the essential presence of hope both in our immediate USF community, and in broader humanity.

James Martin, S.J. - Between Heaven and Mirth

James Martin SJ

Fr. James Martin, author of The Jesuit Guide to Almost Everything spoke at USF on February 6, 2012. Fr. Martin shared insights from his latest book Between Heaven and Mirth followed by a question and answer session. This presentation allowed us to gain a deeper appreciation for Jesuit history, mission and identity, and how this relates to our work at USF. Attendees included faculty, staff, students, the public, parishioners, alumni, and trustees. An exclusive event at 6pm was reserved for those interested in School of Education master's and doctoral programs offered by the Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership to leaders in Catholic education.

Mark Ravizza, S.J. - Global Engagement and Immersion

Contemplating the Real: The Ignatian and Well-Eduated Society. A presentation by USF Trustee Mark Ravizza, S.J. on February 3, 2011 in the University Ministry Center.

Global Women's Rights Forum - Sisters in Spirit

Dean Judith Karshmer - "A Personal Faith Journey: Finding Meaning in Breaking the Rules" - September 3, 2013.

University Ministry Faculty Lecture with Judith Karshmer, Dean of the University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions.

For more information please contact University Ministry at or (415) 422-4463