When USF graduates walked across the stage to receive their diplomas on Dec. 12, their exalted smiles hardly betrayed that many were already thinking ahead to careers intent on changing the status quo — whether in health care, politics, or performing arts.
USF will toast its newest batch of graduates at the winter commencement exercises on Dec. 12.
Several School of Education faculty have been recognized this fall for their significant contributions to the community and their disciplines.
Family therapist Maryellen Mullin ’98, MA ’04 has teamed up with USF faculty and Bay Area experts to offer a first-of-its-kind seminar for parents about raising children in a digital age.
“I wanted to do research that really mattered in the day-to-day lives of students and how they experience inequity. I didn't want to be overburdened to publish in journals that no one reads. And I didn't want to devote my time teaching highly-privileged individuals.”
Victoria Isabel Duran and Annie Adamian, both IME EdD students, received a 2014 Teacher for Social Justice award from Bay Area non-profit Teachers 4 Social Justice (T4SJ). The award recognizes educators that are dedicated to generating social justice in their classroom or community.
In summer 2013, a group of USF staff from across the university worked together to find alternative funding sources for USF teacher credential students. Thanks to their work, the University of San Francisco became a TEACH Grant participating school in June 2014.
All Saints Day in the city of Saint Francis was the backdrop for the installation of USF President Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J., on Nov. 1, and marked the opening a new era at the University of San Francisco.
USF President Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J., has a long list of accomplishments that includes two PhDs, but perhaps what qualifies him most to lead the city’s oldest university is this: he’s a fast learner, and he’s intensely curious about the world.
USF just welcomed its largest gathering of alumni and supporters to campus since the university’s 150-year anniversary in 2005.
SOE Faculty members Betty Taylor, Terry Patterson and Arturo Cortez in addition to SOE student Bria Temple received funding from the Engage San Francisco Community Engagement grants.
Christine Yeh’s campaign to preserve a disappearing indigenous culture has landed the USF professor’s work, or more precisely her students’ work, in Taiwan’s national museum — where it’s made headlines and earned applause from the country’s Ministry of Cultural Affairs.
USF’s new Sacramento Campus is now open, in the heart of the city’s historic business district.
More than 200 USFers fell silent on Gleeson Plaza at 12:30 Thursday afternoon and some held up signs in honor of Michael Brown — the Ferguson, Mo., teen killed by police in early August.
USF’s Helen Maniates was recently named Education Partner of the Year for leading a School of Education effort to bolster the reading skills of students from under-resourced San Francisco schools.