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From the USF Newsroom

First-time Fiction Writer Wins Pushcart

04-24-2014Taymiya Zaman

USF history professor and first-time fiction writer Taymiya R. Zaman has penned a winner with her satire about an uber-competitive and sometimes scandal-plagued American subculture that many readers will know well—academia. Her short story, “Thirst,” just won a prestigious Pushcart Prize, putting it among the best short stories of the year.

USF Freshman Saves Drowning Tourist

04-21-2014Bay Rescue China Consule General

Sibo Luo ’17 admits he’s not a very good swimmer, but that didn’t stop the freshman when he heard screams for help, and saw a woman drowning in the frigid San Francisco Bay. He made a split-second decision: risked his life and jumped.

In Living Color: USFers Painted Head to Toe in Holi Festival

04-14-2014Holi celebration

USF students coated each other with fistfuls of powdery violets, blues, and greens in the center of campus April 4, as they celebrated the Indian rites of spring festival Holi. Also known as the festival of colors, Holi is an ancient Hindu celebration and takes place just before the vernal equinox.

Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J., Named President of the University of San Francisco

04-08-2014USF President Elect Paul Fitzgerald SJ

Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J., has been named the next president of the University of San Francisco, the 28th in its 159-year history. The USF Board of Trustees voted unanimously in a special session April 8 to appoint Fr. Fitzgerald, said Thomas E. Malloy ’61, board chair. Fr. Fitzgerald will take office Aug. 1.

Campus Community News:

Lo Schiavo Science a "Refined Work of Architecture"

01-27-2014Lo Schiavo Science from above

Since opening its doors in September, the John Lo Schiavo, S.J. Center for Science and Innovation has been getting its fair share of attention. John King, the San Francisco Chronicle’s urban design critic, is just the latest admirer of USF’s new building.

USF Faculty Study Bollywood, Win American Business Awards Prize


Find out what USF faculty and staff are doing, from studying India through Bollywood's eyes to winning American Business Awards honors for an online site that tackles the tough college topics of sexual violence and substance abuse.

USF Athletics:

USF Falls to No. 44 Saint Mary's in Conference Quarterfinal Match

Dons conclude 2013-14 campaign with a 16-8 record.

Dons Close Season with Quarterfinal Loss to No. 59 Santa Clara

Men's tennis drops 4-0 decision to Broncos to wrap up season with 15-14 record

Avry Holmes to Transfer From USF

Holmes averaged 12.5 points for the Dons last season.