USF News http://www.usfca.edu USF News Feed USF Senior Founds Sports League for Typical- and Special-Needs Kids 2014-11-21http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Passion_for_Justice/USF_Senior_Founds_Sports_League_for_Typical-_and_Special-Needs_Kids/ Montray Clemons ’16 is still smiling about what happened weeks ago when the Dons forward led basketball drills for a group of typical- and special-needs kids at USF’s War Memorial Gymnasium. Every few minutes one of the kids would light up like an incandescent bulb, their eyes beaming because they’d just learned to dribble between their legs or shoot a basket.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/Nov_14/EHoops2Web.jpg How to Turn a Class Assignment Into a Startup Company 2014-11-19http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Engaged_Learning/How_to_Turn_a_Class_Assignment_Into_a_Startup_Company/ Entrepreneur Justin Ohanessian’s recipe for launching a successful business calls for two things: a simple idea and abundant determination.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/Nov_14/College-Labor-2Web.jpg Hundreds Honor El Salvador’s Jesuit Martyrs 2014-11-18http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Global_Perspective/Hundreds_Honor_El_Salvador_s_Jesuit_Martyrs/ The USF community joined St. Ignatius Church parishioners and San Francisco residents on Nov. 16 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the killing of five Jesuit priests in El Salvador. The priests were murdered in a violent raid at their residence in 1989, for standing in solidarity with the Salvadoran people and opposing the country’s military dictatorship.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/Nov_14/El-Salvador-Jesuits2Web.jpg Are Kids at Risk in the Digital Age? 2014-11-13http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/San_Francisco_Advantage/Are_Kids_at_Risk_in_the_Digital_Age_/ 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.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/Nov_14/iPadKid2Web.jpg Alumna is Chief Executive in the Fight Against Cancer 2014-11-12http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Equipped_to_Lead_and_Succeed/Alumna_is_Chief_Executive_in_the_Fight_Against_Cancer/ For Alexandra Morgan MNA ’00, the fight against cancer is personal. It played a pivotal role in her decision to become CEO of Family House — a San Francisco nonprofit that cares for children stricken by the disease.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/Nov_14/FamilyHouse2Web.jpg Responding to Humanitarian Crisis, USF Assists Unaccompanied Minors 2014-11-06http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Passion_for_Justice/Responding_to_Humanitarian_Crisis,_USF_Assists_Unaccompanied_Minors/ Late last spring, a 17-year-old boy from Honduras was forced to leave his family and flee his home after his life was threatened by violent local gangs.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/Nov_14/Immigrant-Minors-2Web.jpg A New Era: USF President Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J., Inaugurated 2014-11-04http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Campus_Life/A_New_Era__USF_President_Paul_J__Fitzgerald,_S_J_,_Inaugurated/ 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.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/Nov_14/Fr-Fitzgerald-Inauguration-2Web.jpg USF Inaugurates a New President 2014-10-30http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Campus_Life/USF_Inaugurates_a_New_President/ Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J., will be officially sworn into office as USF’s president on Nov. 1, in one of the largest university celebrations in nearly a decade. Hundreds are expected to descend on campus for the festivities, including U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, and University of California President and former Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/Oct_14/FrFitz-BWWeb.jpg Venture Capitalist Confidence Slides for First Time in Years 2014-10-29http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Research/Venture_Capitalist_Confidence_Slides_for_First_Time_in_Years/ For the first time in two years, Silicon Valley’s startup funders are souring to near- and mid-term investment opportunities, according to USF research.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/Oct_14/VC-Index-slice-of-pie2Web.jpg Record Attendance at Parents & Family Weekend 2014-10-28http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Campus_Life/Record_Attendance_at_Parents___Family_Weekend/ USF welcomed a record number of parents and family members to campus over the weekend, where they toured the Lo Schiavo Center for Science and Innovation, heard tips on how to navigate San Francisco’s tough apartment rental market, and learned about career counseling and study abroad classes available to students.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/Oct_14/usf_parentsweekend-26bWeb.jpg Celebrating a New President with a Global Vision 2014-10-27http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Campus_Life/Celebrating_a_New_President_with_a_Global_Vision/ 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.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/Oct_14/USF_Fitzgerald_Reception_Ries©2014bWeb.jpg Giants in Baseball, Committed to Community Off the Field 2014-10-24http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/San_Francisco_Advantage/Giants_in_Baseball,_Committed_to_Community_Off_the_Field/ As the San Francisco Giants chase their third World Series championship in five years, the team’s fan base is at an all-time high. But it’s more than stellar baseball that makes the team the darling of Fog City; it’s their support of causes that are near and dear to San Franciscan’s hearts.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/Oct_14/Larry-Baer-Fr-Privett-3Web.jpg USF Boxers Win Big at Hilltop Cup 2014-10-23http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Equipped_to_Lead_and_Succeed/USF_Boxers_Win_Big_at_Hilltop_Cup/ USF history, chemistry, and data science majors are some of the region’s best college boxers, having slugged their way to wins at USF’s Hilltop Cup Boxing Invitational on Oct. 17.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/Oct_14/USF-Boxing-Hilltop-Cup-JF-Gubuan2Web.jpg Racing Around the World, USF Alumna Chronicles Women on the High Seas 2014-10-21http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Equipped_to_Lead_and_Succeed/Alumna_Tells_Story_of_Women_s_Team_SCA_in_Volvo_Ocean_Race/ Corinna Halloran ’07 is tethered to the deck of a speeding 65-foot racing yacht to prevent high winds or a stealth wave from sweeping her overboard. She is part of the first all-women’s team in more than a decade to compete in the nine-month, around-the-globe Volvo Ocean Race — considered by many the toughest sports competition in the world.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/Oct_14/140224-SCA-Web.jpg USF Trustees Welcome New Members 2014-10-17http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Campus_Life/USF_Trustees_Welcome_New_Members/ USF’s Board of Trustees welcomed four new members into its ranks recently, among them a leading voice in the U.S./Mexico immigration debate and the School of Law’s 2012 Alumnus of the Year.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/Oct_14/Trustee-Serra-Falk-Goldman-3Web.jpg Funky Genes: Alumna Chronicles Decision to Get Double Mastectomy 2014-10-15http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Equipped_to_Lead_and_Succeed/Funky_Genes_Alumna_Chronicles_Decision_to_Get_Double_Mastectomy/ Rachel Stone ’06, MPH ’13 needs to get something off her chest and not just, as she calls them, her “ticking time bomb breasts.”http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/Oct_14/Rachel-Stone-BRCA-2Web.jpg Dean Honored With 2014 SF Latino Heritage Award 2014-10-13http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Equipped_to_Lead_and_Succeed/Dean_Honored_With_2014_SF_Latino_Heritage_Award/ San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee presented Dean John Trasviña with the city’s 2014 Latino Heritage Education Award at an Oct. 8 ceremony at City Hall.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/Oct_14/deanJohnT_latinoMonth3Web.jpg USF DiversityTalks: San Francisco Leaders Reflect on the Power of Community 2014-10-09http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Campus_Life/USF_DiversityTalks_San_Francisco_Leaders_Reflect_on_the_Power_of_Community/ What do San Francisco’s best-known homeless shelter and the online, vacation-booking site Airbnb have in common? They’re built on community, according to Janice Mirikitani, USF diversity scholar, visiting professor, and former San Francisco poet laureate.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/Oct_14/Janice-Mirikitani-diversity-talks-Web.jpg New Lo Schiavo Chair Meets Students at the Intersection of Politics and Faith 2014-10-03http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Global_Perspective/New_Lo_Schiavo_Chair_Meets_Students_at_the_Intersection_of_Politics_and_Faith/ Frank Turner, S.J., a leading international advocate on issues of poverty, social deprivation, climate change, and foreign policy, has been named USF’s new Anna and Joseph Lo Schiavo Chair in Catholic Social Thought.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/Oct_14/turner-web(1).jpg?n=8100 Imagining Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder, Psychologists Find 2014-10-01http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Research/Imagining_Absence_Makes_the_Heart_Grow_Fonder,_Psychologists_Find/ Corporate ad execs may want to reconsider their tactics for enticing consumers, in light of recent award-winning research conducted by a team of USF undergraduates.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/Oct_14/Brand-Thought-Web.jpg USF Alumni Weekend Draws Crowds  2014-09-29http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Campus_Life/Alumni_Weekend_Draws_Crowds/ USF just welcomed its largest gathering of alumni and supporters to campus since the university’s 150-year anniversary in 2005.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/Sept_14/Alumni-Weekend-Spirit-Squad2Web.jpg Law Student’s Investigation Exonerates Wrongly Accused Community Worker 2014-09-26http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Passion_for_Justice/Law_Student_s_Investigation_Exonerates_Client/ Katie Finch ’14, a participant in this spring’s Criminal and Juvenile Justice Law Clinic, recently won a case for her client thanks to her dogged investigation skills. The charges against her client were dismissed moments before the courtroom trial was about to begin, and Finch’s investigation also led to another defendant’s acquittal in a related case.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/Sept_14/Sam-Meadows-Kamran-Meyer-Katie-Finch_3Web.jpg Battling AIDS: Biz Alum Joins Cause After Uganda Immersion  2014-09-24http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Global_Perspective/Battling_AIDS__Biz_Alum_Joins_Cause_After_Uganda_Immersion/ Mallory Browne ’13 could have landed a cushy corporate job after graduating as a standout USF business-marketing student. Instead, she saw a chance to make a difference and help save lives working for an international nonprofit that leads HIV/AIDS care and research in 28 countries around the world.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/Sept_14/Uganda6bWeb.jpg Women Invade USF! 2014-09-22http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Campus_Life/USF_Celebrate_50_Years_of_Women_on_Campus/ The headline in the San Francisco Foghorn read, “Feelings run high — Coeds invade USF.”http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/Sept_14/Women1967bWeb.jpg Elevating the Eccentric, An Unnecessary Woman Makes National Must-Read List 2014-09-19http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Global_Perspective/Alum_Rabih_Alameddine_Makes_Headlines_With_New_Novel_Unnecessary_Woman/ Of all the characters novelist Rabih Alameddine MBA ’86 has created, his latest — a 72-year-old woman with blue hair and no friends — is his most autobiographical, he says. http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/Sept_14/Rabih-Alamaddine.jpg Race, Class, and Gender and How to Dance Them 2014-09-17http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Campus_Life/USF_Davies_Forum_Tackles_Race_and_Class_Through_Dance/ USF kicks off its fall Davies Forum with a performance and lecture by celebrated dancer and choreographer José Luis Reynoso on Sept. 18.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/Sept_14/LuisReynoso.jpg San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon Speaks at USF 2014-09-15http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Campus_Life/District_Attorney_George_Gascon_Speaks_at_USF/ San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon will speak about his rise from high school dropout to become the city’s first Latino D.A. on Sept. 16 at USF.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/Sept_14/George-Gascon3Web.jpg Who Benefits? Research Raises Questions About Fair Trade Coffee  2014-09-12http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Global_Perspective/Research_Raises_Questions_About_Fair_Trade_Coffee/ When USF graduate researchers landed in Guatemala to investigate whether fair trade coffee was benefiting local coffee growers, they never imagined the experience would be turned into a novel about the country’s tug of war between rich and poor, its colonial past, and coffee marketers’ efforts to win international consumers’ hearts and minds.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/Sept_14/Fair-Trade-Coffee-Hashtag.jpg The Next Big Thing: USF Startup Founder Powers Google Glass 2014-09-09http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/San_Francisco_Advantage/The_Next_Big_Thing__USF_Startup_Founder_Jon_Fisher_Powers_Google_Glass/ Imagine seeing what basketball star Roy Hibbert sees as he flies through the air for a layup, as you watch the Jumbotron from your arena seat. Now imagine physicians saving lives by remotely guiding first responders as they see and treat patients at the scene of an accident. That and more is possible with technology created for Google Glass by a startup founded by Jon Fisher ’98.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/Sept_14/CrowdOptic2Web.jpg Rare Book Room Renovated in Time for Earthquake 2014-09-08http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Campus_Life/Rare_Book_Room_Renovated_in_Time_for_Earthquake/ The Gleeson Library/Geschke Center’s Donohue Rare Book Room has reopened after a recent renovation opened walls, expanded reading space, upgraded temperature and humidity controls, and hardened the archive and shelves against earthquakes.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/Sept_14/RareBookRoom2Web.jpg USF Fulbright Scholar Builds Solidarity With Indigenous Community Through Art 2014-09-04http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Research/USF_Fulbright_Scholar_Builds_Solidarity_With_Indigenous_Community/ Christine Yeh’s campaign to preserve a disappearing indigenous culture has landed the USF professor’s work, or more precisely her students’ work, in Taiwan’s national museum — where it’s made headlines and earned applause from the country’s Ministry of Cultural Affairs.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/Sept_14/Atayal-Dance-2Web.jpg Introducing USF’s New Sacramento Campus  2014-09-02http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Campus_Life/Introducing_USF_s_New_Sacramento_Campus/ USF’s new Sacramento Campus is now open, in the heart of the city’s historic business district.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/Sept_14/Sacramento-Campus2Web.jpg?n=9016 USF Involvement Fair Falls Silent in Solidarity With Slain Teen 2014-08-29http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Campus_Life/USF_Involvement_Fair_Falls_Silent_in_Solidarity_With_Slain_Ferguson_Teen/ More than 200 USFers fell silent on Gleeson Plaza at 12:30 Thursday afternoon and some held up signs in honor of Michael Brown — the Ferguson, Mo., teen killed by police in early August. http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/Aug_14/involvementfairBWeb.jpg Latest Research: Wheelchairs Raise Employment, Reduce Begging in the Developing World 2014-08-27http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Global_Perspective/Economic_Development_Research_Shows_Wheelchairs_Help_Disabled_in_Developing_World/ Provide the disabled with wheelchairs and they will switch from begging on the streets to working. They will live better, more productive lives and increase their income by as much as 82 percent. Those are the conclusions Justin Grider ’14 came to after he spent two months in Ethiopia conducting graduate research that made international economists take notice.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/Aug_14/Wheelchair-2Web.jpg Burning Man 2014: USF Prof. Created the Festival's Mail Service 2014-08-25http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/San_Francisco_Advantage/USF_Professor_Created_Burning_Man_Mail_System/ 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.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/Aug_14/Vijay-Mehrotra-2Web.jpg USF Graduate Reading Specialists Fight Summer Learning Loss 2014-08-21http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Engaged_Learning/USF_Reading_Specialists_Fight_Learning_Loss/ USF’s Helen Maniates was recently named Education Partner of the Year for leading a School of Education effort to bolster the reading skills of students from under-resourced San Francisco schools.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/Aug_14/300x225summerreading_1.jpg Forbes Magazine Rank Reveals Entrepreneurialism Runs Deep With USF Students and Alumni 2014-08-19http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Equipped_to_Lead_and_Succeed/Forbes_Recognizes_USF_Students_and_Alumni_Entrepreneurialism/ USF is among the top 25 most entrepreneurial colleges and universities in the country, according to new rankings released byhttp://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/Aug_14/USF_Lone-Mountain.jpg Dobles Vidas: USF Gallery Debuts Work by Celebrated Mexican Folk Artists 2014-08-14http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Campus_Life/USF_Celebrates_Mexican_Folk_Artists_in_Dobles_Vidas/ 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.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/Aug_14/DoblesVidas3Web.jpg One USF Nurse’s War on Fracking: A Struggle for Public Health 2014-08-12http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Research/USF_Barbara_Sattler_Leads_Nursing_Fight_Against_Fracking/ USF’s Barbara Sattler is at the forefront of a growing national movement to shine a public light on the controversial method of hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, and its adverse health risks.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/Aug_14/Drilling-Site-Image2Web.jpg USF Students Restore Endangered Species Habitat 2014-08-07http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Engaged_Learning/USF_Students_Restore_Endangered_Species_Habitat/ 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.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/July_14/Redwood Creek.jpg?n=5913 San Francisco Poet Laureate and Activist Named USF Diversity Scholar 2014-08-05http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Engaged_Learning/San_Francisco_Poet_Laureate_and_Activist_Named_USF_Diversity_Scholar/ If you ask celebrated poet and activist Janice Mirikitani, there’s no better classroom than the streets of San Francisco.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/July_14/janice cropped2.jpg?n=8786 Flash Mobs, Food Myths, and Fantasy: USF’s 10 Coolest Classes 2014-08-01http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Engaged_Learning/Flash_Mobs,_Food_Myths,_and_Fantasy__USF_10_Coolest_Classes/ Weave fishing nets, organize the community ’60s-style in Haight-Ashbury and dance through the streets of San Francisco — all for college credit.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/Aug_14/Flash-mob-Earth-Day-2Web.jpg?n=3305 Shared Struggle Connects Teacher of the Year with Students 2014-07-30http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Equipped_to_Lead_and_Succeed/180_Degrees_Charles_Fowler_is_Teacher_of_the_Year/ USF’s Charles Fowler MA '12 is single-mindedly dedicated to creating opportunities both in and out of the classroom for students to learn by improving their community.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/July_14/Charles-Fowler2Web.jpg Research Opens Door to Early Diagnoses and Treatment of Autism 2014-07-28http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Research/William_Bosl_Research_Opens_Door_to_Early_Diagnoses_and_Treatment_of_Autism/ Cutting-edge research by USF’s William Bosl could reveal the first signs of autism and lead to treatments that limit or even prevent the disorder’s symptoms.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/July_14/EEG-baby2Web.jpg Minority Fellows Initiative Celebrates 20 Years 2014-07-25http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Equipped_to_Lead_and_Succeed/USF_Minority_Fellows_Initiative_Celebrates_20_Years/ They’re USF pioneers. They started educational programs in African American, Asian American, and Latino-Chicano studies, contributing to USF’s diversity in immeasurable ways. This summer, they’re celebrating the 20http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/July_14/Diversity-Scholar-James-Zarsadiaz3Web.jpg Nursing Students Applauded for Service to San Franciscans 2014-07-23http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Engaged_Learning/USF_Nursing_Students_Serve_to_San_Franciscans/ USF’s nursing students are receiving accolades for their work providing free health care to some of the city’s poorest residents.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/July_14/Nursing-City-Impact2Web.jpg Translating Science Into Plain English 2014-07-21http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Engaged_Learning/Translating_Science_Into_Plain_English/ 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.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/July_14/Boys-with-snail-window Web.jpg Vice Provost and Human Rights ‘Hero’ Joins San Francisco Library Commission 2014-07-18http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Equipped_to_Lead_and_Succeed/Mary_Wardell-Ghirarduzzi_Human_Rights_Hero_Joins_Library_Commission/ 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.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/July_14/M-Wardell-Ghiraduzzi2Web.jpg Heart Association Ranks USF Healthiest Workplace 2014-07-16http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Equipped_to_Lead_and_Succeed/Heart_Association_Ranks_USF_Healthiest_Workplace/ The American Heart Association (AHA) recently rated USF one of the fittest workplaces in the country and has honored the university with two awards. One award places USF among 40 elite innovators in health and wellness.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/July_14/USFWellnessAward2Web.jpg USF Biologist Wins Prestigious National Science Grants 2014-07-14http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Research/USF_Biologist_Wins_Prestigious_National_Science_Grants/ Biology Professor Juliet Spencer has received two national grants to further her groundbreaking research with a herpes-related virus that infects 70–90 percent of the population and may play a role in the spread of breast cancer.http://www.usfca.edu/uploadedImages/Newsroom/Images/2014/July_14/Spencer3Web.jpg