Student Video Contest 2014
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In Living Color: USFers Painted Head to Toe in Holi Festival

04-14-2014Holi celebration

USF students coated each other with fistfuls of powdery violets, blues, and greens in the center of campus April 4, as they celebrated the Indian rites of spring festival Holi. Also known as the festival of colors, Holi is an ancient Hindu celebration and takes place just before the vernal equinox.

Find Your Favorite Music at Rock 'N Swap

04-10-2014Rock N Swap

Join on campus April 13 for one of the largest music lovers fairs in Northern California.

Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J., Named President of the University of San Francisco

04-08-2014USF President Elect Paul Fitzgerald SJ

Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J., has been named the next president of the University of San Francisco, the 28th in its 159-year history. The USF Board of Trustees voted unanimously in a special session April 8 to appoint Fr. Fitzgerald, said Thomas E. Malloy ’61, board chair. Fr. Fitzgerald will take office Aug. 1.

Scientist Who Proved Black Holes Exist Speaks at USF

04-04-2014Penrose Milky Way

Internationally renowned mathematical physicist Sir Roger Penrose, whose work ranks alongside those of Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking, will speak at USF on April 7. He’ll discuss his theory that the universe is an infinite series of eons and whether new technology might allow us to reveal what happened before the Big Bang.

Human Rights Take Center Stage at USF Film Festival

04-01-2014Human Rights Film Festival

USF’s Human Rights Film Festival kicks off April 3 and includes an Academy Award nominee for best documentary and more than a dozen films by USF students and alumni. 

‘Hardball’s’ Chris Matthews Talks Politics and the Pope at USF

03-19-2014Chris Matthews event

Political talk show host and USF Distinguished Visiting Professor Chris Matthews predicted a drubbing for Democrats in the November elections and suggested Hillary Clinton is the party’s best presidential candidate for 2016 at the moment, in a wide-ranging public discussion on campus March 18. 

Student EMRs Respond to Campus Medical Calls

03-17-2014Emergency Medical Responders

A new Emergency Medical Response (EMR) service led and staffed by USF students is offering fast, front-line treatment for on-campus medical emergencies.

Chris Matthews of ‘Hardball’ at USF

03-12-2014Chris Matthews

“Hardball” political talk show host Chris Matthews will discuss faith, service, and America’s current political dysfunction with the Most Rev. Bob McElroy, auxiliary bishop for the San Francisco Archdiocese, at USF on March 18.

Diverse Communities a Focus During Mayoral Forum at USF

03-11-2014Bernard Tyson

Electronic medical records are transforming health care for patients, particularly those from diverse communities, Bernard J. Tyson, Kaiser Permanente CEO told an audience of about 200 at a mayoral forum on diversity, innovation, and jobs at USF on March 7.

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Shines

03-10-2014Little Shop of Horrors

USF’s College Players performed the musical “Little Shop of Horrors” at Presentation Theater Feb. 28 to March 3, as part of the club’s 150 season.

Generosity Week Celebrates Philanthropy 

02-27-2014Generosity Week Pierogi 2

USF is honoring donors this week with a series of events to raise awareness about philanthropy on campus.

Supreme Court’s Antonin Scalia Offers Tips to Law Students

02-20-2014U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and award-winning legal author Bryan A. Garner told USF law students exactly what to do if they want to persuade a judge: avoid jargon, understand the weaknesses of their case, and use only their strongest arguments.

Sculpture Terrace Features Art from Mexico

02-18-2014Sculpture Escultura

Eight sculptures from the permanent collection of San Francisco’s Mexican Museum are on display at USF. 

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Talks Legal Ethics at USF

01-27-2014Antonin Scalia

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and lawyer and author Bryan A. Garner will be on campus for two events Jan. 31. The pair will discuss the challenges posed to legal ethics by technology, public speaking, and money and talk about their latest co-authored book on interpreting legal texts.

‘STEAMED’ Art Delivers Icelandic Craters, Motion-Sensing Triangles, and Bay Area Immigration Raids

01-16-2014Half Dome Grandodiorite 2

USF faculty show off their recent art and community design work with images of Iceland’s steam craters, motion-sensing triangles on a computer screen, and an accordion-style book that stretches 20 feet and is filled with snapshots from neighborhoods where recent Bay Area immigration raids occurred.

Top Scientists and Artists Present on Campus

01-09-2014GMO researcher

Leading Bay Area scientists and artists will delve into the pros and cons of using synthetic biology to genetically modify organisms, how globalization impacts women’s art, how artists are adapting to meet the growing demand for eco-friendly art, and more at USF on Jan. 13.

USF Magazine in Time for the Holidays

12-19-2013USF Magazine winter 2013 cover

USF Magazine is hot off the presses and in the mail, but you can read it first online. 

A Holly Jolly Graduation!

12-13-2013Winter graduation 2013

USF hosts its winter commencement just in time for the holidays, honoring the achievements of almost 900 graduates on Dec. 13.