USF Students in Action in the Tenderloin Neighborhood
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Service Learning

Students participate in community service in the Tenderloin related to their academic work.

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USF’s mission to create a more humane and just world begins with you.

Change the world from here. At the University of San Francisco, this is our call to action. “Here” is San Francisco, our innovative home city, and “here” is USF, committed to a higher standard of learning that transcends mere academic excellence. “Here” is in every community member—in the minds and hearts of students, faculty, and alumni, all inspired by a shared commitment to justice. If you share our belief that the world needs change, and that anyone can make it happen, we encourage you to start here, with USF.

 

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The Washington Center honored USF as one of five universities to receive the 2012 Higher Education Civic Engagement Award recipient, recognizing the university’s outstanding contributions to community, leadership, professional achievement, and enrichment of student learning.

Law Student Works as Extern

Law Student Works as Extern for California Supreme Court Chief Justice

Law student Alyssa Bussey ’14 has worked as an extern for California Supreme Court Chief Justice since January 2014, where the aspiring lawyer has experienced not only the art of advocacy, but also the craft of objective decision-making. The training, she said, will help make her a better advocate for her clients.

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From the USF Newsroom

Nursing Students Applauded for Service to San Franciscans
Nursing Students Applauded for Service to San Franciscans
USF’s nursing students are receiving accolades for their work providing free health care to some of the city’s poorest residents.
Translating Science Into Plain English
Translating Science Into Plain English
USF’s Sarah Capitelli has helped turn the San Francisco Exploratorium’s renowned, hands-on science into language lessons for non-English speaking students.
Student’s Life-Saving App Adopted By Hundreds of Cities
Student’s Life-Saving App Adopted By Hundreds of Cities
Residents and 911 operators in about 500 cities and counties across the country can now use an emergency smartphone app that was created by USF School of Management information systems student Joseph Ekman ’14 to save lives.

Meet Alfred Chuang

Alfred Chuang sold his first startup, BEA systems, to Oracle. His current startup, Magnet Systems, could revolutionize business networking. And it all began with a computer science degree from USF. Chuang created and endowed the Kudlick High-Tech Interactive Clasrooom, a state-of-the-art multimedia studio, ensuring USF's readiness for the 21st century.
Meet Alfred Chuang