On October 4th, 2014 the School of Education theatre stage was adorned with vibrant colors by folklórico dance showcase, Danza Dreams, featuring performances from some of Northern California's premier folklórico dance troupes.
Elementary and middle school students in San Francisco work with USF credential candidates to write and publish accessible children’s books.
On December 20, 2014 high school students from San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) visited the University of San Francisco Hilltop campus to participate in a hands-on art project exploring the polarity of everyday materials.
The Seton Award “recognizes exceptional individuals for their support of education and youth in the United States, and of Catholic education in particular.”
Jazz singer Margie Baker EDD ’83 has incredible stories to tell from her 41-year career — how she was discovered by chance the first time she sang in public and how jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie became her good friend and mentor.
Several School of Education faculty have been recognized this fall for their significant contributions to the community and their disciplines.
In the spring of 1984, Ramona Pierson MA ’03 was more dead than alive. The then-U.S. Marine was out for a jog when a hit-and-run driver ran her over. She was left bleeding on the side of the road with more than 100 broken bones, a slashed aorta, and a catalogue of other injuries that made survival a miracle at best.
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.
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.