Burning Man 2014: USF Prof. Created the Festival's Mail Service

08-25-2014Vijay Mehrotra

Vijay Mehrotra is the kind of guy who will try anything once, whether that means doing improv or taking the Trans-Siberian Railway from Beijing to Berlin.

Forbes Magazine Rank Reveals Entrepreneurialism Runs Deep With USF Students and Alumni

08-19-2014USF Lone Mountain

USF is among the top 25 most entrepreneurial colleges and universities in the country, according to new rankings released by Forbes magazine.

Dobles Vidas: USF Gallery Debuts Work by Celebrated Mexican Folk Artists

08-14-2014Dobles Vidas exhibit

From indigenous ceremonial masks to fantastical papier-mâché monsters, the Thacher Gallery’s new exhibit offers a taste of Mexican folk art at its finest.

USF Students Restore Endangered Species Habitat

08-07-2014Muir Woods

The students began by conducting environmental research on a fragile ecosystem in the Bay Area parks system. Now their research is being adopted by the national park system.

San Francisco Poet Laureate and Activist Named USF Diversity Scholar

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If you ask celebrated poet and activist Janice Mirikitani, there’s no better classroom than the streets of San Francisco.

 

Flash Mobs, Food Myths, and Fantasy: USF’s 10 Coolest Classes

08-01-2014Flash mob Earth Day

Weave fishing nets, organize the community ’60s-style in Haight-Ashbury and dance through the streets of San Francisco — all for college credit.

Nursing Students Applauded for Service to San Franciscans

07-23-2014Nursing City Impact

USF’s nursing students are receiving accolades for their work providing free health care to some of the city’s poorest residents.

Translating Science Into Plain English

07-21-2014Students and snails

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.

Vice Provost and Human Rights ‘Hero’ Joins San Francisco Library Commission

07-18-2014Mary Wardell-Ghirarduzzi

USF’s Mary Wardell-Ghirarduzzi has been named a San Francisco Human Rights Commission Hero Award winner. The award comes on the heels of a separate honor: Mayor Ed Lee recently appointed Wardell-Ghirarduzzi to the San Francisco Library Commission.

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

07-10-2014Western Addition Counseling

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.

Proudly Part of the City That Defines ‘Pride’

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“When we march in Pride, we do it because we know it’s important both for those who march and for those who see us march,” said Andrea Wise ’08, MA ’13. 

Dean Leading California Nurses and Health Policy

06-23-2014Judith Karshmer

Judith Karshmer, USF dean of nursing and health professions, has been elected to represent nurse scholars from across the state on the Association of California Nurse Leaders (ACNL) board.

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

06-19-2014Western Addition Counseling

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 Data Analytics Rises to the Top

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USF’s graduate program in “big data” analytics ranks among the top in the nation, according to MastersInDataScience.org.

Mushrooms ... The New Plastic?

06-13-2014MushroomBlocks

USF’s Philip Ross believes he’s discovered a replacement for plastic. The future, he says, is fungal.

 

7 USF Women Rank as Top Bay Area Business Leaders

06-11-2014Jennifer Turpin

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

Coding Life-Saving Apps in 48 Hours

06-02-2014Code-a-thon

They were given 48 hours and a challenge: to harness the power of technology to improve mental health and save lives.

A Conversation With San Francisco’s Top Cop

05-30-2014Greg Suhr '88

“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.

USF’s Venture Capitalist Survey Points to Investor Confidence

05-23-2014US Dollar

Silicon Valley venture capitalists are more optimistic in the economy than they have been at anytime since before the Great Recession, according to a new USF survey.

Law Student Works as Extern for California Supreme Court Chief Justice

05-07-2014Alyssa Busse

Law student Alyssa Bussey ’14 has worked as an extern for California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye since January, working on petitions for review, observing oral arguments, analyzing draft opinions, performing research assignments, and even contributing to a draft opinion.

Controversial Venture Capitalist Warns of Tech Bubble 

04-30-2014Tom Perkins

Billionaire venture capitalist Tom Perkins delivered a harsh prediction to the city’s legions of aspiring entrepreneurs at USF on April 28: The current tech boom is a bubble.

USF Author of “Farm City” Celebrated in Marin

03-05-2014Novella Carpenter

“Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer,” by best-selling author, blogger, and USF environmental studies instructor Novella Carpenter, has been named Marin County’s must-read book of the year.

Mayoral Forum Tackles Need for Greater Economic Inclusion

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USF will host San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard J. Tyson, and other city leaders on March 7 in a first-of-its-kind forum exploring how to connect more low-income families with San Francisco’s economic prosperity.

Sculpture Terrace Features Art from Mexico

02-18-2014Sculpture Escultura

Eight sculptures from the permanent collection of San Francisco’s Mexican Museum are on display at USF. 

USF Survey: Growing Confidence in the Economy 

02-13-2014Venture Capital

Venture capitalists (VCs) based in Silicon Valley are more confident in the economy than at any time since the 2008 economic collapse, according to a recent survey by Mark Cannice, professor of entrepreneurship and innovation in USF’s School of Management.

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Talks Legal Ethics at USF

01-27-2014Antonin Scalia

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and lawyer and author Bryan A. Garner will be on campus for two events Jan. 31. The pair will discuss the challenges posed to legal ethics by technology, public speaking, and money and talk about their latest co-authored book on interpreting legal texts.

Coveted Training in Emergency Deliveries for Nurses and Physicians

01-21-2014A nursing student trains in the USF nursing simulation laboratory

International nurses and physicians will descend on USF next week to train in the School of Nursing and Health Profession’s cutting edge simulation lab and learn from USF nursing faculty in classes that are part of the largest annual symposium on nursing simulation in the world.

Top Scientists and Artists Present on Campus

01-09-2014GMO researcher

Leading Bay Area scientists and artists will delve into the pros and cons of using synthetic biology to genetically modify organisms, how globalization impacts women’s art, how artists are adapting to meet the growing demand for eco-friendly art, and more at USF on Jan. 13.

Recipe for Success

12-06-2013Carlos Muela

Carlos Muela '09 was chewing over an idea: If one food truck is good he thought, then a bunch of trucks with a bunch of different cuisines, all in one place, must be great. 

Crowd Roars for Tree Lighting

12-03-2013Christmas tree

A boisterous holiday cheer went up from about 200 spectators, as the University of San Francisco hit the power to 12,000 LED lights on the university’s two-and-a-half-story Christmas tree on Dec. 2, instantly transforming the surrounding darkness of Lo Schiavo Plaza into the gleaming essence of holiday merriment.

USF President Named ‘Most Admired CEO’

11-08-2013USF President Stephen A. Privett, S.J.

University of San Francisco President Stephen A. Privett, S.J. has been named Most Admired CEO of the year by the San Francisco Business Times, joining prior years’ distinguished winners such as the San Francisco Giants’ Peter Magowan and PG&E’s Peter Darbee.

USF Honors Free Clinic With Top Award

10-28-2013California Prize winners doctors Richard and Tricia Gibbs

The University of San Francisco has awarded one of its highest honors to the San Francisco Free Clinic, which has provided free medical care to more than 70,000 uninsured patients.

USF Tackles Shortage in Science, Math, Technology Educators

10-22-2013Teacher resident works one-on-one with student

The University of San Francisco’s teacher residency program has joined a national effort to train 100,000 new science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers in the next eight years.

USF President to Make Way for New Leader

10-07-2013USF President Stephen A. Privett, S.J.

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 Opens Center for Science and Innovation

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The University of San Francisco celebrated the opening of the LEED Gold designed John Lo Schiavo, S.J. Center for Science and Innovation Sept. 27. The center’s opening marks a new chapter for the university in its commitment to bringing top scientists to campus and equipping them for cutting-edge science, computer science, and math research opportunities.

Donated Desktops and Laptops Help Close the Digital Divide

09-26-2013Student computer lab

The University of San Francisco donated 151 computers to 16 schools and nonprofits this summer, as part of the university’s ongoing effort to help close the digital divide among underserved students and families.

Students Find Homelessness and Addiction, Even Among College Graduates

09-12-2013St. Vincent de Paul Society

Students at the University of San Francisco spent a week living at a wellness center for the homeless and recovering drug addicts, cooking for them and listening to the intimate details of their lives in support groups and addiction recovery meetings — an experience that brought home the realities faced by marginalized populations and dispelled previously held misconceptions.

Is San Francisco Disaster Ready?

07-17-2013Navy ship passes beneath Golden Gate Bridge

First responders and disaster preparedness experts will converge on the University of San Francisco on July 23 to discuss how they can share resources and apply crisis-level decision protocols in the event of a catastrophe.

USF Women Make Boxing History

06-28-2013Women boxers

Two USF students were the first women ever to be crowned national champions in collegiate boxing at a first-of-its-kind tournament hosted by USF in April.

USF Welcomes New Law School Dean

06-25-2013Trasvina

John Trasviña, assistant secretary for fair housing and equal opportunity in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is the new dean of the School of Law. He began his five-year term June 17.

USF Tops List of Best Colleges for Minorities

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The University of San Francisco is the number one college for minority students, according to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.

School of Education Dean Named

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Kevin K. Kumashiro has been named dean of the School of Education, effective July 16.

USFers Mine "Big Data" for Better Business Results 

02-26-2013Big Data

Students in the University of San Francisco's new graduate analytics program are learning how "Moneyball" math can help some of Silicon Valley's best known companies see patterns in their customers' behavior and make better business decisions with the information.

Legalize It?

02-04-2013MedicalMarijuana2Web

The California Supreme Court held a special session at the University of San Francisco on Feb. 5 to hear arguments on one of the most controversial issues facing the state: the legalization of medical marijuana.

Teaching the Science and Business of Biotechnology

01-29-2013Jennifer Dever and Moira Gunn teach biotech

Capitalizing on its location in the region that gave birth to the global biotechnology industry, the University of San Francisco launched an interdisciplinary program that brings together the scientific expertise and business know-how needed to develop the next generation of biotech innovators. 

New Leaders Bring a Fresh Perspective to USF 

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The University of San Francisco has new leaders overseeing fundraising, branch campuses, and two of the university's storied academic centers. 

Alum Revolutionizes the Credit Card Industry 

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Not long ago, small business owners who wished to offer credit and debit card sales were forced to buy or rent swipe machines, sign contracts with credit card companies, and pay monthly as well as per-use fees. Then, along came USF’s Cameron Walters MS ’08, one of a small group of entrepreneurs who founded Square Inc., maker of the Square Reader.

McCarthy Center Research Deepens Bay Area Political Discourse

11-20-2012CoryCook2Web

If you search the news for the University of San Francisco on any given week, there is a good chance you’ll come across election, demographic, or public opinion analysis from the school’s Corey Cook, associate professor of politics, and Public Research Associate David Latterman.

USF Commemorates Law School Centennial

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The University of San Francisco School of Law kicked off its 100-year anniversary celebration with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. headlining the centennial convocation on Sept. 19.

USFers Welcomed Back to Campus With Improvements

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While many students and faculty enjoyed a break from campus over the summer, construction and renovation work at the University of San Francisco revved into high gear.