Doing Good and Doing Good Business

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Dr. Charles Geschke, founder of Adobe, speaks to MBA students about what makes good business good. See his career advice here.

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

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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.

Career Tips from One of Forbes’s "30 Under 30"

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Luis Alvarado, University of San Francisco alumnus and one of Forbes’s “30 Under 30 in Finance,” shares his business wisdom. Learn more about his career advice.

Student’s Life-Saving App Adopted By Hundreds of Cities 

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Residents and 911 operators in about 500 cities and counties across the country can now use an emergency smartphone app that was created by USF information systems student Joseph Ekman ’14 to save lives.

Panel Discussion on Government Fiscal Sustainability

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Professor Richard Callahan Presented His Research on Local and County Government Fiscal Sustainability

MSOD Alumna Speaks at TEDx

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For Master of Science in Organization Development ‘09 alumna Sabeen Ali, “change the world through code” is synonymous with “change the world from here.”

Senior VP of Cisco Guest Lectures for MBA Class

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Don Proctor, Senior VP of Cisco, guest lectures at an MBA class and shares how the technology giant transforms the way people connect, communicate, and collaborate.

Putting Filipino Food on NYC Map

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New York City restaurateur Nicole Ponseca ’98 is an unlikely success story in an industry that remains an old boys’ club, and in which few businesses survive.

School of Management MBAs Win Entrepreneur's Choice

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First-year MBAs won Entrepreneur’s Choice in this year’s Venture Capital Investment Competition®

USF Professors Xiaohua Yang and Stanley Kwong Speak at the California Senate Chamber

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Invited by State Senator Lou Correa and Assembly Member Travis Allen, Professors Xiaohua Yang and Stanley Kwong Addressed the California State Chamber

Sophomore Sibo Luo Honored by Mayor Ed Lee

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School of Management sophomore Sibo Luo was honored by Mayor Ed Lee for saving a San Francisco woman’s life.

The Best of Both Worlds

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Can a USF staff member ever fully understand the student experience? Can a student understand the inner workings of how the University operates? These three student-staff-members know.

Bayview’s Primed & Prepped Invited to HMA's Annual “Suit Yourself” Fashion Show

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This year’s “Suit Yourself” fashion show invited Primed & Prepped, a hospitality management mentoring and job training program for young men of color ages 15-19, from Bayview.

Kimberly Rae Connor Recognized for Contributions Relating to the Slave Narrative

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Associate Professor Kimberly Rae Connor’s scholarship related to the slave narrative garners well-deserved attention from her alma mater. Discover more about her contributions.

Ethan Ellison Granted Charter Financial Analyst Level I Merit Award

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Ethan Ellison, a recent graduate of the Master of Science in Financial Analysis program, won the Merit Award from the Bay Area Financial Education Foundation for the Charter Financial Analyst Level I.

MBA Students Found Clearspace

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Find out how innovative USF student duo Michael Appezzato and Jing Zhang created the platform for building a digital resume.

Official Launch of USF’s China Business Studies Initiative

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The China Business Studies Initiative enjoys a successful launch! The Initiative's goal? To create the vital link between China and the SF business community.

What Is True Community Engagement?

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Students, faculty and Bay Area service organizations explored the meaning of service learning and active community engagement in the two-day inaugural GLCEL seminar.

Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index®, Q4 2013

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University of San Francisco Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Mark Cannice released his latest Venture Capital Confidence Index on Jan. 30, 2014.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Richard Waters

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There’s much more to Professor Waters than his academic achievements. Here are 10 things you didn’t know »

School of Management Student Achievements

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Ethan Ellison awarded Charter Financial Analyst Level 1 Merit Award for 2014. See more incredible accomplishments from School of Management students >>

School of Management In The Media

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MSFA Alum Luis Alvarado makes Forbes list for 30 Under 30 in Finance.

USF hosts Symposium: A Contemporary Look Into Violence Against Women

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USF hosts 18th annual Law Enforcement Leadership Symposium focusing this year on violence against women.

MNA Students Go Above and Beyond

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From letters to editors to public meetings, MNA students took an active role in advocating for causes and proactively bettering their communities.

Students Engage with Leader in Public Health Policy

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Herb Schultz, Region IX Director of Health and Human Services, discusses the effect HIV has had on his career trajectory at the MPA luncheon.

Pentaho Representatives Speak to Students about the Value of Work Experience

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San Francisco-based company helped shed some light on what awaits the students in Professor Sidaoui’s class after graduation, the value of internships and the challenges of the job market.

Growing the Globalization of Hospitality Management through International Student Exchange Partnerships

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The number of students choosing to spend their entire university education at their “home university” is declining.

Infographic: The Rise of the Nonprofit Sector

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Infographic: The Rise of the Nonprofit Sector The Rise of the Nonprofit is more complex than you think. We created the following infographic to shed some light on this complex–and vitally important topic

Infographic: Social Media, The New Face of Disaster Response

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Infographic: Social Media, The New Face of Disaster Response. With social media use ever on the rise, social networks have become a primary source of news and information.

Nobel Prize Winner Alvin Roth Speaks at USF

Nobel Laureate Alvin Roth Speaks at USF

Students and faculty crowded into the Xavier auditorium to hear Dr. Roth talk about the economics of matching organ donors to donees, doctors to hospitals and students to schools, and how to make the world better through economics.

Opportunities and Challenges: China’s Financial Reform Conference

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USF’s China Business Studies Initiative hosts the first academic and business interactive conference.

John Dzida, MBA, MA ‘10, shares his teaching experiences in Japan

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President of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program Alumni Association of Northern California holds an engaging discussion with an International Negotiation Class

Hospitality Management Students Use Innovative Employee Assessment Technology

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Innovative technologies are changing the way hotels manage the guest experience. The School of Management is introducing these new technologies into the curriculum of the students in the Hospitality Management major, keeping them up-to-date with technological developments in their field and helping them be more successful in their careers.

USFers Earn More Than Other College Graduates

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University of San Francisco alumni land better-paying jobs than other college graduates, according to Affordable Colleges Online. The site ranks USF as one of the top universities in the country for computer science majors and among the best in California for undergraduate majors in general, based on what they earn over the course of their careers.

Teaching Across Disciplines to Strengthen English Communication

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Two USF departments unite using cooking as a tool to teach English. The course is intended for English Language Learners and teaches about measurements, tools, and methods of cooking that expand the English vocabulary.

Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index®, Q3 2013

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University of San Francisco Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Mark Cannice released his latest Venture Capital Confidence Index on Oct. 22, 2013.

First Year MSAN Students Place 8th in Worldwide Hackathon

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Competing with data scientists around the world, MSAN students participated in a 24-hour hackathon.

Dr. Geschke Talks Leadership with Our Senior Cadets

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The Adobe Systems co-founder shares his philosophies on culture, values and good leadership with ROTC military science seniors. Read Dr. Geschke’s inspirational advice.

Who Gets What: The New Economics of Matching and Market Design

Nobel Prize Winner Alvin Roth

Nobel Laureate Alvin E. Roth will address USF students, faculty, and alumni on “Who Gets What: The New Economics of Matching and Market Design” on November 14 in this year’s first event of the Finance and Economics Speaker Series.

Professor Richard Greggory Johnson III’s Book Receives Critics’ Choice Award

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Dr. Johnson’s book provides exemplary strategies for social justice advocacy by examining deliberative democracy, communication, and conflict resolution.

MNA Alumna Founds NGO

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Valerie Lemke co-founded a community driven program that aims to sustain education in rural Africa.

Dr. Keith Hunter Takes Part in Immersive Simulations

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Cutting-edge technology is changing the future of education by combining virtual environments with human behavior. Our own organizational behavior scholar went to Florida to learn more about immersive simulation.

USF President to Make Way for New Leader

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USF President Stephen A. Privett, S.J. announced that he’ll step aside as the university’s president when his current term ends in May.

USF's MBA Programs Ranked #22 on Sustainability

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Corporate Knights ranked global business schools’ coursework, student-led initiatives and institutional support to determine their commitment to sustainability in learning, green business and the triple bottom line.

Grad Student Orientation Teaches Ethics and Cross-Cultural Skills

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Over 300 new students received sample lectures on morality and cultural differences within the business environment, aiming to help students get the most out of their graduate programs and prepare them for their future positions as business leaders.

USF Places 3rd in Challenge for Charity Competition

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Over the past year, the nine competing schools have raised $6.3 million, with over 16,000 hours of volunteer work completed by their teams.

USF Hosts Homeland Security Conference

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Conference topics included SF’s earthquake preparedness, Hurricane Katrina and the BP disaster response, lifelines and crisis situations, emergency operations and community resilience.

Larry Brewster: Advocate of Prison Art Programs

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Dr. Larry Brewster's thirty-year involvement in art in correctional facilities programs has recently branched out to include testifying before state committees.

Professor Yang Organizes Conference in Armenia

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The conference focused on Armenia’s ongoing economic challenges and the role China’s Foreign Direct Investments play in Armenia and other countries.

Prof. Brewster Publishes Book on Prison Art Programs

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Dr. Larry Brewster collaborated with photographer Peter Merts to highlight the California Arts-in-Corrections program and its impact on the rehabilitation of California inmates.

MBA Student Presents at Energy Conference in Turkey

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Sonam Gill presented her research on U.S. policy and best practices at the International 100% Renewable Energy Conference (IRENEC) in Istanbul.

Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index Q2 2013

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University of San Francisco Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Mark Cannice just released his latest VC Confidence Index.

Public Admin Conferences Draw Over 200 Scholars

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Two Public Administration conferences hosted by USF had participants discuss topics of utopia and pedagogical strategies as USF celebrated the 35th anniversary of its MPA program.

Dr. Hudson is Finalist in Education Competition

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Professor Monika Hudson's entrepreneurship exercise, Marketing into Finance Scenario, is top ten in Innovative Entrepreneurship Education Competition.

Professor Karshmer Receives UMASS Amherst Award

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Dr. Art Karshmer’s alma mater recognizes his “Outstanding Contributions to Society” with an Outstanding Achievement and Advocacy Award.

Business Students Gain Nonprofit Experience through Public Service Internship Program

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Students apply their business knowledge to give back to the community and become advocates for the disempowered by interning at nonprofit organizations.

23rd Annual Hospitality Symposium Highlights Cutting-Edge Topics

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Students and hospitality industry leaders focus on the future and engage on collaborative consumption, Airbnb, sustainable seafood and obesity.

School of Management Steps Up and Greatly Increases Volunteer Effort in 2012-2013

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Hundreds of students, alumni, and staff participated in service events with the School of Management sending over 100 volunteers on two occasions.

Silicon Valley Venture Capital Research Symposium

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Silicon Valley Venture Capital Research Symposium attracted many Bay Area venture capitalists and attorneys to USF hilltop campus.

Adobe Co-founder Charles Geschke Speaks on Campus

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Dr. Geschke spoke to an audience of graduate students about leadership, values, failure and success, taking risks, learning opportunities and the future of business.

Professor Waters Publishes Book and Receives Grant

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Dr. Richard Waters co-authored the book, Coming Out of the Closet: Exploring LGBT Issues in Strategic Communication with Theory and Research, which is coming out this June.

MBA Students Visit Leading Edge Silicon Valley Firms

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MBA students meet with world-class executives in the fields of technology, venture capital and law as research for their white papers.

MBA Team Delivers Strong Performance at Venture Capital Competition

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MBA students faced off in a reverse business plan competition, in which they took on the role of venture capitalists, at the International Venture Capital Investment Competition.

Professor Karshmer Awarded the Strache Award

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Dr. Arthur I. Karshmer was awarded the Fred Strache Award for his leadership in the field of disability and technology, specifically for teaching mathematics to blind students and professionals.

MBA Student Kim Nevinger Presents Paper at Academic Conference

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Professor Xiaohua Yang encouraged Nevinger to submit her paper, “Localized Hiring in Chinese Multi-National Corporations,” to the Academy of International Business conference, where she presented.

Professor Yang Joins Expert Board at Vienna University

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Dr. Xiaohua Yang joins a European Union research project on multinational companies and global development challenges as part of the Research Institute for Managing Sustainability.

Students Learn About Global Immersion in Turkey and the Middle East

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Professors Nicholas Imparato and Mouwafac Sidaoui led their winter class to Turkey and the United Arab Emirates for an immersive experience on Middle Eastern business practices and culture.

Warm Wishes!

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A Successful December 2012 Warm Wishes Backpack campaign

University of San Francisco Hosts Hundreds of Law Enforcement Professionals 

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Opening remarks from Mayor Ed Lee and SF Police Chief and USF Alum Greg Suhr on this year's theme of Narcotics

Professor Batstone Presents at UN Summit on Supply Chain and Human Trafficking

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Not For Sale's David Batstone studies top 300 apparel brands and empowers consumers with smartphone app.

University of San Francisco Hosts 2012 China Innovation Conference on Sustainability

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Exploring important developments in a global economy with keynote speaker Steve Westly

China and Silicon Valley Venture Capital Confidence Index for Q3 Released by Professor Mark Cannice

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China's confidence in a downward trend.

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Current Report Receives Heavy Media Coverage As Investment Confidence Falters

Interview with the Interim Dean

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The School of Management is now being lead by Interim Dean Dr. Michael J. Webber.

Oberstone Article Sets Reprint Record

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Professor’s Sports Analytics Work Also Extends To Chelsea Football Club’s Player Personnel Director and International Mathematics in Sports Conference

NONPROFIT QUARTERLY Features Professor Michael O’Neill

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Nonprofit Pioneer Founded Nation’s First Master’s in Nonprofit Administration Program At USF In 1983