School of Law Dean John Trasviña celebrated the courage
of young people pushing for change in his first campus-wide address,
commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.
ESPN aired the incredible true story of the USF football team’s stand against injustice and racism in 1951. When the players were asked to leave the team’s two African American players behind in exchange for a berth in the Orange Bowl, they refused.
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.
The University of San Francisco is again ranked among the top universities and colleges in the country for what it contributes to the public good in terms of academic research, community service, and support for low-income students, according to Washington Monthly magazine.
The University of San Francisco has awarded one of its highest honors to the San Francisco Free Clinic, which has provided free medical care to more than 70,000 uninsured patients.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist turned immigrant rights activist Jose Antonio Vargas spoke at the University of San Francisco Sept. 27. He told an audience of about 300 that immigrant rights are the next liberation movement.
The University of San Francisco donated 151 computers to 16 schools and nonprofits this summer, as part of the university’s ongoing effort to help close the digital divide among underserved students and families.
Students at the University of San Francisco spent a week living at a wellness center for the homeless and recovering drug addicts, cooking for them and listening to the intimate details of their lives in support groups and addiction recovery meetings — an experience that brought home the realities faced by marginalized populations and dispelled previously held misconceptions.
San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the city's Human Rights Commission honored USF Diversity Scholar Clarence B. Jones at an event Aug. 20, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
The University of San Francisco rose to the top once again in 2013, making the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll — an award that recognizes the university for helping to solve community problems and for placing students on a lifelong path of civic engagement.
What can USF students studying government relations learn
from “the most evil lobbyist in Washington”? As it turns out, a lot.
Criminals in the U.S. receive longer sentences for lesser crimes, including life without parole (LWOP) for nonviolent offenders and for juveniles, putting the country at odds with sentencing practices in the rest of the world, according to a recent University of San Francisco study.
The California Supreme Court held a special session at the University of San Francisco on Feb. 5 to hear arguments on one of the most controversial issues facing the state: the legalization of medical marijuana.
Founded on Sept. 18, 1912 in downtown San Francisco, on the corner of Market and Seventh streets, the school has grown from 39 students to more than 700 today. U.S. News and World Report ranks it 10th in the nation for ethnic diversity.
University of San Francisco is one of five universities in the nation to be
honored as a 2012 Higher Education Civic Engagement Award recipient, recognizing
the university’s outstanding contributions to community, leadership,
professional achievement, and enrichment of student learning.
The University of San Francisco Athletics Department has ushered in a new era, unveiling an up-to-date look for the Dons.
Looking out the window of the Revolution Café on Seventh Street recently, Patrick Duffey ’14 studied a trash-filled lot surrounded by graffiti-tattooed fences. It was hard to imagine that the area, near the West Oakland BART station, was once a center of the West Coast blues and jazz scene.
Call it enervating
or call it energizing — either way, USFers will take to the open road for a
second consecutive year, traveling cross-country to raise money for low-income family
housing and to build homes for families without them.
software applications created by University of San Francisco computer science
students forgo the “gotcha” moment of Dateline NBC’s “To Catch a Predator,” but
are designed to help police capture child sex predators just the same.
At the start of a new
season, most baseball players are thinking about homeruns and increasing their
batting averages. But University of San Francisco pitcher Bob Mott '12 will kick off
the 2012 season with an unusual goal for his team — 833 strikeouts.
Debbie Zamora, an adjunct
professor for the School of Nursing and Health Professions at USF’s Fresno branch
campus and a student in USF’s doctor of nursing practice program,
was recently honored with a Heroes in HealthCare award for her efforts to feed Fresno’s hungry.
After years of pursuing his dream of becoming a journalist, one USF alumnus stepped away from the daily grind of negative news and turned his attention to the good that people are doing to help others. The resulting work he's done since then is nothing less than inspiring.
The University of San Francisco is among the
country’s top 50 universities, according to Washington Monthly magazine.
Lurie, CEO of the nonprofit Tipping Point Community, is the winner of the 2011
University of San Francisco California Prize for Service and the Common Good.
Helping emergency responders to save lives when every second
counts? Yes, there’s an app for that, and it was created by Joseph Ekman, a
University of San Francisco junior majoring in information systems.
The University of San Francisco has been named to the 2010
President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the fifth
Teaching third graders about the Bible and why loving their neighbor is important doesn’t
always come easy. As Teresa Carino, a University of San Francisco sophomore recently learned,
you never know when one of them will interject something about “zombies” into
Almost everything about San Francisco’s De Marillac Academy
goes against the trend in education these days, from the academy’s deliberate
location in one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods, to its free tuition, to
its many close ties to the University of San Francisco.
The University of San
and the Tenderloin Technology Laboratory are celebrating a decade of
partnership in their effort to narrow the digital divide by providing computer
access and know-how to homeless and low-income residents of San Francisco’s
Assistant Professor Moira Gunn of the University of San Francisco’s School of Business and
Professional Studies is the winner of the National Science Board’s Public
Service Award for 2011.
A group of University of San Francisco nurses who provided disaster assistance when a
hurricane hit Guatemala this spring has been honored by the American Red Cross
Bay Area Chapter and San Francisco County civic leaders for its courage.
The University of San
Francisco will award the third annual California Prize for Service and the Common Good to
OneCalifornia Bank and Foundation at a gala ceremony Oct. 21, with attendees
treated to dinner, live entertainment, and glittering views of St. Ignatius
Church from inside a transparent tent installed on campus.
University of San
President Stephen A. Privett, S.J. is the new chairman of the California Campus
Compact, a coalition of leading colleges and universities that works to advance
civic and community engagement for a healthy, just, and democratic society.
A University of San
School of Nursing immersion trip to San Lucas Mission in Guatemala to provide
prenatal care quickly became a disaster relief effort after Tropical Storm
Agatha came ashore May 29, turning roads into rivers, causing landslides, and
Karshmer, dean of the University of San Francisco School of Nursing, has been
elected president of the California Association of Colleges of Nursing.
When University of San Francisco sophomores Kalie Patterson and Annie
Tull returned to
campus after the Christmas holiday break, one of the first things they
did was brainstorm
how they could help Haiti after a devastating earthquake there Jan. 12.
The University of San Francisco has been named to the
President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the fourth
straight year, highlighting USF students’ exemplary service on issues ranging
from poverty, and homelessness, to environmental justice.
It’s World AIDS Day 2009 and a dozen University of San
Francisco students are bundling boxes of multivitamins to be shipped to
Zimbabwe, where the disease afflicts more than 15 percent of the country’s
The University of San
Francisco ranks among the top universities in the nation for civic engagement,
according to a recently published study, “Saviors of Our Cities: Survey of Best
College and University Civic Partnerships.”
More than anything, it was the ecstatic enthusiasm in the eyes of her Belizean students at the sight of such simple supplies as stickers, colored construction paper, and crayons that reaffirmed her decision to forego much of her winter vacation to take part in a new immersion program under the School of Education, Kathryn Bohan said.
Administrators at the University of San Francisco have created an honorific designation intended to commend faculty who have made exceptional contributions to realizing the university’s core values.
With the federal government intent on addressing global warming and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger calling for carbon-trading caps, a study underway at the University of San Francisco could turn the tide in the struggle to restore Bay Area wetlands that capture greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere.
Pointing a finger at the telltale signs of human trafficking associated with the sex trade, agricultural labor, and sweat shops uncovered in their research, students at the University of San Francisco want San Francisco’s elected officials and residents to pursue new laws and change their habits to rid the city of this underground industry.
On June 22, USF School of Law students, administrators, and staff participating in the Law In Motion Service Program worked beside first lady Michelle Obama and first lady of California Maria Shriver to build a new playground for youth and seniors at Bret Harte Elementary School. Located in San Francisco's Hunter's Point neighborhood, the new playground will offer community space for play and gardening.
Robert Shireman, MA ’86 has been appointed deputy undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Education.
University of San Francisco students’ commitment to community continued to draw commendation in 2008, with the university making the President’s Honor Roll for Community Service for the third year running.
It’s not every day that a group of University of San Francisco students sits down with a leftist rebel fighter to talk politics and empowerment. But, that was the case for students of USF’s summer El Salvador Today program.
University Ministry students and staff were among a quarter-million registered pilgrims to share a sense of Catholic camaraderie “Down Under” during a two-week summer immersion to MAGiS ’08 and World Youth Day in Australia, where they communed with the pope, worked with aboriginal children, and labored on a sheep farm in the outback.
San Francisco's inner-city Catholic schools have gone without nursing and health care services for years, but graduate nursing students from the University of San Francisco's School of Nursing hope to end that drought by taking up the call to minister to those most in need.
As many as two million households will be affected by the subprime
mortgage debacle: their homes foreclosed on, their equity lost, and
their credit histories tarnished, perhaps permanently. How much of that
could have been averted if those mostly low-income mortgage applicants
had received better counseling before signing on the dotted line?