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IME EdD Students Receive Teacher for Social Justice Award

IME EdD Students Receive Teacher for Social Justice Award

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.

USF Fulbright Scholar Builds Solidarity With Indigenous Community Through Art

USF Fulbright Scholar Builds Solidarity With Indigenous Community Through Art

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.

Staff Spotlight: USF Staff Members Pave the Way for TEACH Grant

Staff Spotlight: USF Staff Members Pave the Way for TEACH Grant

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.

Meet the Faculty: Dr. Desiree Zerquera

Meet the Faculty: Dr. Desiree Zerquera

“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.”

Introducing USF’s New Sacramento Campus 

Introducing USF’s New Sacramento Campus 

USF’s new Sacramento Campus is now open, in the heart of the city’s historic business district.

USF Involvement Fair Falls Silent in Solidarity With Slain Teen

USF Involvement Fair Falls Silent in Solidarity With Slain Teen

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 Graduate Reading Specialists Fight Summer Learning Loss

<span>USF Graduate Reading Specialists Fight Summer
Learning Loss<strong></strong></span>

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.

Meet the SOE Leadership Team

Meet the SOE Leadership Team

The SOE Office of Communications & Outreach sat down with Dean Kumashiro and Associate Deans Flores, Koirala-Azad and Thomas to learn about them, how they spent their summer and the advice they have for incoming graduate students. You may be surprised by some of their responses!

Shared Struggle Connects Teacher of the Year with Students

<p><span>Shared Struggle Connects
Teacher of the Year with Students</span></p><p><strong></strong></p>

USF’s Charles Fowler MA '12 is single-mindedly dedicated to creating opportunities both in and out of the classroom for students to learn by improving their community.

Minority Fellows Initiative Celebrates 20 Years

Minority Fellows Initiative Celebrates 20 Years

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.

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 — work that’s received rave reviews.

USF School Counseling Students Coach High Schoolers to Higher College Enrollment Levels

USF School Counseling Students Coach High Schoolers to Higher College Enrollment Levels

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.

USF Students and Alumni Named Fulbright and Gilman Scholars

<p><span><!--StartFragment--></span></p><p>USF Students and Alumni Named Fulbright and Gilman Scholars</p><p><strong></strong></p>

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.

7 MA TESOL Online Students to be Published in Fall 2014

7 MA TESOL Online Students to be Published in Fall 2014

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.

7 USF Women Rank as Top Bay Area Business Leaders

<span>7 USF Women Rank as
Top Bay Area Business Leaders</span>

Two USF executives and five alumnae are on the San Francisco Business Times’ top business leaders list.