USF women are leading and succeeding in diverse industries, including many that remain dominated by men. Here, in honor of Women’s History Month, we present a series of profiles of exceptional, inspirational women who are making their mark in fields from computer science to stand-up comedy.
“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.
School of Law Dean John Trasviña celebrated the courage
of young people pushing for change in his first campus-wide address,
commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.
A new half-million-dollar science
laboratory is shaking up the way research is done at USF. The lab advances the
university’s research in specialties like cancer, climate change, and nanotechnology
by 20 years.
Susan Steinberg’s most recent book of short stories about
bad girls and broken hearts is a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist.
Hackers want your information, and they’re
finding ever-more-diabolical ways to steal it. Luckily, USF’s Eunjin (EJ) Jung has
made it her job to foil these online thieves. The assistant professor of
computer science even has students build their own password-cracking software,
so she can teach them how to defend against unwanted snooping.
A new book out of the School of Nursing and Health
Professions has been name book of the year by one of the most prestigious
nursing journals in the world for cutting through the complexities of hospital
and medical-insurance funding and helping nurses become better patient advocates.
ESPN aired the incredible true story of the USF football team’s stand against injustice and racism in 1951. When the players were asked to leave the team’s two African American players behind in exchange for a berth in the Orange Bowl, they refused.
Anna Bretan ’06 started running marathons two years ago on a
whim. The former Dons cross country standout has now won four of the five
marathons she’s competed in, and set three records along the way.
USF law Professor Susan Freiwald is an expert on electronic surveillance
law, and she discusses the spying exposed in classified documents
released by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who has
been charged with espionage.
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.
We expect educators to do more than teach our kids to read and write and do arithmetic. These days, we also want them to protect our kids, to mentor our kids, and to counsel our kids through personal and family troubles. We want them to be more than educators, which is exactly what USF’s Cynthia Rapaido MA ’96, EdD ’11 is. She’s been named California’s assistant principal of the year.
chain management to packaging and marketing, USF students have embraced sustainable
business practices in courses throughout the School of Management, and have even
launched their own clubs and a nationally recognized networking organization. The
school’s eco-conscious efforts recently landed the school in the top 25
business schools in the world for sustainability, according to clean capitalism
proponent Corporate Knights media.
Gennifer Hutchison ’98 was a "Breaking Bad" writer whose very first episode was nominated for a Writer’s Guild Award. Each week, she kept millions of viewers on the edge of their seats, awaiting the fates of high school chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin Walter White and his partner-in-crime, Jesse Pinkman.
Cory McElyea '14 beat out 14,000 amateur golfers from across the country to win a spot in the U.S. Open, and then, after competing in one of golf’s biggest tournaments and running on just four hours of sleep, he flew to the West Coast and won the California State Amateur Championship.
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.