They’re USF pioneers. They started educational programs in African American, Asian American, and Latino-Chicano studies, contributing to USF’s diversity in immeasurable ways. This summer, they’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of the fellowship that brought them to campus — the Ethnic Minority Dissertation Fellows (EMDF) program.
USF’s Sarah Capitelli has helped turn the San Francisco Exploratorium’s renowned, hands-on science into language lessons for non-English speaking students — work that’s received rave reviews.
USF school counseling students are leading the charge to increase college enrollment among San Francisco students from low-income and immigrant families by providing free counseling in public high schools.
Four USF students and alumni will be studying, teaching, and volunteering in Africa, Southeast Asia, and Eastern Europe this summer and next year as part of prestigious U.S. Department of State programs.
In the Fall of 2014, seven students in the USF Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Online Masters program will be published in the New Teacher Advocate.
Two USF executives and five alumnae are on the San Francisco Business Times’ top business leaders list.
The 1951 Dons is arguably one of the best college football teams of all time. They had a perfect season — nine wins, no losses, no ties — and the players were so talented, the National Football League drafted nine of them and named three to its Hall of Fame, a record for one college team.
“I tell my cops on the very first day that if they think it’s all about this uniform or gun, they joined the wrong police department,” says Police Chief Greg Suhr ’88.
The six-month national search is over, and a Bay Area native is coming home. Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J., starts his new job as president of USF on Aug. 1.
USF celebrated outstanding teaching, research, and service in and out of the classroom at its annual Service and Merit Awards ceremony on May 7.
USF hosts spring commencement exercises May 15-17, celebrating the achievements of more than 2,000 graduates.
USF has earned a place on the Colleges of Distinction list of top universities for the third consecutive year, thanks to the university’s exceptional faculty, engaged teaching, successful graduates, and vibrant campus life.
On March 17-18, 2014 members of the USF School Counseling graduate program participated in the California Psychological Association’s 25th Annual Leadership and Advocacy Conference in Sacramento, California.
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.
In January 2014, USF’s International and Multicultural Education Department welcomed Dr. Monisha Bajaj as Director of the Master of Arts in Human Rights Education (HRE) program.