Dance Ensemble Spring Showing
Dance Ensemble Spring Showing on April 25 with original works by USF faculty members.more info »

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

03-04-2014EdLee BernardTyson

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

10-04-2013LCSI Ribbon Cutting

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


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


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


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?


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 


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 


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


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


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


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.

USF’s Downtown Campus Opens for Business


The University of San Francisco celebrated the official opening of its Downtown Campus with a gala event on Sept. 14.

McCarthy Center Research Deepens Bay Area Political Discourse


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 Celebrates 15th Anniversary With America Reads


The University of San Francisco is marking 15 years of tutoring in San Francisco schools as part of America Reads, a program that USF students have taken part in since its founding.

Move-In Day is Just the Beginning


Orientation week kicks off Aug. 18, with thousands of new students arriving to campus as part of Move-In Day at the University of San Francisco.

New Science Center Marks Milestone


The University of San Francisco recently surpassed the halfway point of construction on the John Lo Schiavo, S.J. Center for Science and Innovation (CSI), celebrating the milestone with a topping-off ceremony.

Injustice in the Blues


Looking out the window of the Revolution Café on Seventh Street recently, Patrick Duffey ’14 studied a trash-filled lot surrounded by graffiti-tattooed fences. It was hard to imagine that the area, near the West Oakland BART station, was once a center of the West Coast blues and jazz scene.

Connections to San Francisco’s Filipino Community Run Deep


Filipinos living in San Francisco’s South of Market (SOMA) district know the West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service Center for what it offers area residents: Myriad services to students, adults, seniors and veterans. Many of the same residents also know the University of San Francisco’s Yuchengco Philippines Studies Program (YPSP), which has been an active partner with West Bay for more than a decade.

Corey Cook: The State of Our City


As USF readies for its downtown return, so, too, is the city of San Francisco embarking on a new chapter with the election of its first Asian American mayor, the largest surge in technology jobs since the dot-com boom of the late ’90s, and crushing budget woes. Corey Cook, USF associate professor of politics and director of the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good, is an expert on urban politics and public policy. He sat down with USF Magazine to discuss the challenges and possibilities that lie ahead for San Francisco. The following is adapted from that discussion.

USF Honors SF Giants’ Service With California Prize


The San Francisco Giants baseball team is the winner of the 2012 USF California Prize for Service and the Common Good.

USF Provost Among Most Influential Businesswomen


Jennifer Turpin, University of San Francisco provost and vice president for academic affairs, has been named one of the Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business for a second straight year by the San Francisco Business Times.

KUSF Sale Approved by FCC


The University of San Francisco’s sale of KUSF radio to the nonprofit Classical Public Radio Network (CPRN) was approved today by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

English Major and USF Shine in Seventeen Magazine Blog Series


When the University of San Francisco’s Melyssa (Mele) Perla ’15 posts about a stressful final exams week or gives a dorm room tour on her blog, more people than her family and friends read about it. About five million more. 

USF Celebrates Graduates


The University of San Francisco welcomed a number of national and local leaders to campus as commencement speakers for the spring 2012 graduation ceremonies. It was all part of the pomp and circumstance that goes with celebrating a new class of graduates.

Computer Scientists Help Hunt Child Predators


New software applications created by University of San Francisco computer science students forgo the “gotcha” moment of Dateline NBC’s “To Catch a Predator,” but are designed to help police capture child sex predators just the same.

Hospitality Symposium Brings Social Media


Social media is part of many people’s daily lives. It is also a growing part of everyday business, particularly businesses in the tourism and hospitality industry.

USFers, Residents Win for Best Green Community Project


San Franciscans recently bestowed a community project award on the Bridgeview Teaching and Learning Garden — a project in the city’s gritty Bayview-Hunters Point district that University of San Francisco students helped to design and build.

Giarratano Tops Baseball Wins List


Nino Giarratano is the University of San Francisco’s winningest head baseball coach, moving him into sixth place on the West Coast Conference career victories list.

'University of the Best City Ever'


The University of San Francisco is re-introducing itself to the city it has called home for more than 150 years with a visibility advertising campaign that is meant to set San Franciscans on their collective ear.

2010 Law Alumna of the Year Wins Award for Increasing Judicial Access


State Court of Appeals Justice Maria P. Rivera ’74 is the 2011 Benjamin Aranda III Access to Justice Award-winner.

Best-Selling Author and 'The Colbert Report' Chaplain Visits USF


The Rev. James Martin, S.J., has made it a point to minister far beyond church walls. As Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert’s go-to chaplain, he’s equally at ease conversing about pop culture and Biblical verse. He’s also the New York Times best-selling author of “My Life with the Saints” and “The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything.”

USF a Top Generator of Big Firm Law Partners


In a new study examining where partners at the largest U.S. law firms went to school, the University of San Francisco School of Law is ranked fourth for the San Francisco region.