SUMMER 2018 | When hospitality management major Megan Austin ’16 signed up for the Alumni Mentor Program her senior year, she had no idea that she'd soon be sitting across the table from a Michelin star.
SUMMER 2018 | As the public embraces artificial intelligence (AI) in self-driving cars and virtual home assistants like Alexa, USF’s computer science programs have teamed with Silicon Valley companies to train students in the technology behind these innovations — machine learning.
SUMMER 2017 | Joseph Marshall Jr. ’68 and his nonprofit Alive & Free won this year’s USF California Prize for Service and the Common Good, for their work stemming violence in San Francisco Bay Area communities and preparing thousands of at-risk youth for work and college.
Giant sequoias, towering granite slopes, and black bears draw an estimated four million visitors to Yosemite National Park each year. As the country celebrates the 2016 centennial of the National Park Service, park ranger Heather Boothe MPA ’04 leads an 11,000-strong volunteer effort to give something back to America’s best idea and preserve the land for generations to come.
What sound does a planet make as it spirals toward extreme weather events and sea level rise that could displace 760 million people? That’s what Stephan Crawford MSEM ’11 set out to learn when he brought a team of climate scientists and musicians together to create a kind of musical warning to the world.
Taylor Jackson ’14 wasn’t alive when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. But today, she receives career advice from USF Visiting Diversity Professor Clarence B. Jones — friend, legal counsel, and speechwriter to King, and the person who most helped King craft the speech.
In an age when acts of violence are caught on video and uploaded to the internet within minutes, slow-motion replays in courtrooms might be biasing juries, according to new research by Zachary Burns, an associate professor of organizational behavior who studies the psychology of judgment and decision making.
USF nurses and educators have teamed up to create a groundbreaking website to help health care professionals identify and treat environment-related health illnesses like lead poisoning, asthma, sickness from oil and gas fracking, and cancers from dry-cleaning chemicals.
While Nina Torres ’16 was studying human rights law and globalization in USF’s Master in Human Rights Education program, she was also working full-time at San Francisco’s Larkin Street Youth Services, tutoring at-risk and homeless youth for the GED exam and teaching them job interview skills.
Salesforce.org is the winner of this year’s USF California Prize for Service and the Common Good for the nonprofit’s role in spearheading a corporate philanthropy movement that encourages businesses to donate time and resources to the community as a core part of their business.
USF’s Engage San Francisco program will use a $200,000 grant from the Super Bowl’s philanthropic arm, 50 Fund, to coordinate care for kids and teenagers in San Francisco’s Western Addition neighborhood who suffer from conditions such as depression and PTSD.
Actor, activist, and native San Franciscan Danny Glover told a packed house in St. Ignatius Church two things during his Dec. 12 commencement address that surprised many in the crowd: He lives within walking distance of USF, and he often daydreamed about earning a USF diploma when he was growing up.