Top 10 Stories of 2018

Posted Sun, 01/06/2019 - 16:09

USF campus
It was a very good year. 
USF continued to rise in the rankings, continues to grow, and maintains its status as one of the most diverse universities in the country — and two alumnae became mayors of California cities.

View of USF Residence HallResidence Hall Groundbreaking

USF has broken ground on a 150-unit contemporary Mediterranean-style residence hall that will feature common rooms, art spaces, and a contemplative courtyard.

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Students gather at the lawn in front of Gleeson LibraryUSF Rises in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

The university is ranked in the top 100 of more than 1,600 schools reviewed by USNWR nationwide. USF also ranked 61 among 301 schools for “best value,” which compares academic quality to price. ”

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Smiling USF studentHow to Make Friends and Thrive in College

The Class of 2018 graduates reveal hard-won exam tips, where to find the best campus view of Pacific sunsets, and how to find friends with the same interests.

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London Breed at her Swearing-In CeremonyA Historic Victory

London Breed MPA '13 was sworn in July 11, culminating a momentous election a month earlier that made her the first African American woman mayor of San Francisco.

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Student looking at the view of the city from Lone MountainUSF Tops Niche.com Rankings

USF is again the university with the best location in the nation, according to the latest findings by college-ranking website Niche.com. The university also rates high for diversity and undergraduate nursing.

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Liliana Campos Ramales PsyD '20 (center) protests immigration policies at SFO. Photo by Brooke Anderson.Undocumented Anxiety

Liliana Campos Ramales PsyD ’20 won’t graduate for another two years, but she already knows the types of patients she wants to work with as a psychologist — undocumented residents, who face constant fear of being discovered and deported.

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Alexander Hwang poses with cooking utensilsKorean Home-Style Cooking Meets the Olympic Games

For six years chef Alexander Hwang MBA ’12 and his catering company Kiss My Seoul have delivered a taste of Korea to the Bay Area. Now Hwang is taking his home-style cooking back to its origins, as part of the Winter Olympic Games.

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Hands wearing medical gloves places electroencephalography sensors on infantCan We Prevent Autism's Adverse Symptoms?

In 2018, associate professor of health informatics and clinical psychology William J. Bosl made a groundbreaking discovery to aid in the the early detection of autism.

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Preet Didbal MPA '12 (left) at a Yuba City event with a supporter.Break Barriers

From surviving sexual assault to becoming a single mom in a conservative community, Preet Didbal MPA '12 has not had it easy. But that hasn't stopped her from making history as the first Sikh woman mayor in the U.S.

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BSU Keynote Speaker, London Breed at their 50th AnniversaryBlack Student Union Turns 50

The Black Student Union has created opportunities for black students at #USFCA. During the 50th celebration keynote speaker, Mayor London Breed, applauded the University for building diverse communities on campus.

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