USF Magazine December 2020 Cover


Where Do We Go From Here?

The pandemic has changed San Francisco, along with the nation. But will the change be lasting? Will the need for more housing — a pre-pandemic problem — still be a factor?

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Remember When Cars Were a Thing?

We can make transportation more affordable and reduce carbon emissions. USF professors Billy Riggs and Stephen Zavestoski, experts in smart transportation and urban sustainability, walk us through the transformation of transportation. 

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How Do We Create An Anti-Racist Future?

Some thoughts from our community

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A Student Dreams

In the year 2030, we have more women in local, state, and federal leadership. We have a woman of color as the president of the United States.

Nijashi Belcher

Designed By Disease

Many of us hoped, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, that we’d round the corner in a few weeks. A few months at most. Lockdowns and social distancing would work. The virus would be beat. We’d soon be back to normal.

Illustrations of people living in the time of coronavirus

Does Faith Have a Future?

Camille Shira Angel is a ninth-generation rabbi, a USF professor who teaches the course Queering Religion, a lesbian, a wife, and a mom. She’s also USF’s first rabbi in residence, through the Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice. She officiates at Jewish events for the USF community, offers spiritual support to all her students (not only the Jewish ones), and serves as a resource for anyone desiring to learn more about Judaism.

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