Jordan Palamos’ resumé reads: Member of the team of international scientists that confirmed Albert Einstein’s 100-year-old theory of general relativity.
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.