Students in the University of San Francisco's new graduate analytics program are learning how "Moneyball" math can help some of Silicon Valley's best known companies see patterns in their customers' behavior and make better business decisions with the information.
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.
Capitalizing on its location in the region that gave birth to the global biotechnology industry, the University of San Francisco launched an interdisciplinary program that brings together the scientific expertise and business know-how needed to develop the next generation of biotech innovators.
The University of San Francisco has new leaders overseeing fundraising, branch campuses, and two of the university's storied academic centers.
Not long ago,
small business owners who wished to offer credit and debit card sales were
forced to buy or rent swipe machines, sign contracts with credit card companies, and pay monthly as well as per-use fees. Then, along
came USF’s Cameron Walters MS ’08, one of a small group of entrepreneurs who
founded Square Inc., maker of the Square Reader.
If you search the news for the University of San Francisco
on any given week, there is a good chance you’ll come across election,
demographic, or public opinion analysis from the school’s Corey Cook, associate
professor of politics, and Public Research Associate David Latterman.
University of San Francisco School of Law kicked off its 100-year
anniversary celebration with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. headlining the centennial
convocation on Sept.
While many students and faculty enjoyed a break from campus
over the summer, construction and renovation work at the University of San
Francisco revved into high gear.
The University of San Francisco celebrated the official
opening of its Downtown Campus with a gala event on Sept. 14.
The University of San Francisco is marking 15 years of tutoring
in San Francisco schools as part of America Reads, a program that USF students have
taken part in since its founding.
kicks off Aug. 18, with thousands of new students arriving to campus as part of
Move-In Day at the University of San Francisco.
The University of San
Francisco recently surpassed the halfway point of construction on the John Lo
Schiavo, S.J. Center for Science and Innovation (CSI), celebrating the
milestone with a topping-off ceremony.
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.
Filipinos living in San Francisco’s South
of Market (SOMA) district know the West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service Center for what it
offers area residents: Myriad services to students, adults, seniors and
veterans. Many of the same residents also know the University of San Francisco’s
Yuchengco Philippines Studies Program (YPSP), which has been an active partner
with West Bay for more than a decade.
As USF readies for its downtown return, so, too, is the city of San Francisco embarking on a new chapter with the election of its first Asian American mayor, the largest surge in technology jobs since the dot-com boom of the late ’90s, and crushing budget woes. Corey Cook, USF associate professor of politics and director of the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good, is an expert on urban politics and public policy. He sat down with USF Magazine to discuss the challenges and possibilities that lie ahead for San Francisco. The following is adapted from that discussion.
The San Francisco Giants baseball
team is the winner of the 2012 USF California Prize for Service and the Common
University of San Francisco provost and vice president for academic affairs, has
been named one of the Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business for a second straight
year by the San Francisco Business Times.
University of San Francisco’s sale of KUSF radio to the nonprofit Classical
Public Radio Network (CPRN) was approved today by the Federal Communications
the University of San Francisco’s Melyssa (Mele) Perla ’15 posts about a
stressful final exams week or gives a dorm room tour on her blog, more people
than her family and friends read about it. About five million more.
The University of San Francisco welcomed a number of national and local
leaders to campus as commencement speakers for the spring 2012 graduation
ceremonies. It was all part of the pomp and circumstance that goes with
celebrating a new class of graduates.
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.
media is part of many people’s daily lives. It is also a growing part of everyday
business, particularly businesses in the tourism and hospitality industry.
San Franciscans recently bestowed a community
project award on the Bridgeview Teaching and Learning Garden — a project in the
city’s gritty Bayview-Hunters Point district that University of San Francisco
students helped to design and build.
Nino Giarratano is the University of San
Francisco’s winningest head baseball coach, moving him into sixth place on the
West Coast Conference career victories list.
University of San Francisco is re-introducing itself to the city it has called
home for more than 150 years with a visibility advertising campaign that is meant
to set San Franciscans on their collective ear.
Court of Appeals Justice Maria P. Rivera ’74 is the 2011 Benjamin Aranda III Access
to Justice Award-winner.
The Rev. James Martin, S.J., has made it a point to minister
far beyond church walls. As Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert’s go-to chaplain,
he’s equally at ease conversing about pop culture and Biblical verse. He’s also
the New York Times best-selling author of “My Life with the Saints” and “The
Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything.”
University of San Francisco welcomed 11 new members to its board of trustees in recent months, including five current or former CEOs of California companies
and four Jesuits. Trustee Thomas E. Malloy ’61 was installed as the board’s new
In a new study examining
where partners at the largest U.S. law firms went to school, the University of
San Francisco School of Law is ranked fourth for the San Francisco region.
Imbued with holiday cheer, not to mention a sense of pride, family and friends of the University of San Francisco’s most recent crop of graduates arrived on campus to celebrate the university’s fall commencement exercises.
The University of San Francisco has embraced the Occupy Wall
Street movement as a teachable moment by creating new curriculum and organizing
a series of town hall discussions. A student group has even pitched tents and peacefully
camped out on lower-campus.
University of San Francisco’s new master of public health (MPH) program received a ringing endorsement recently from Barbara Garcia, MPA '01, San Francisco’s
public health director, who called the program a much-needed training ground
for the next generation of public health leaders.
Juliana Wu, a high school senior, programmed an Android app and learned computer animation this summer, during a computer science enrichment program offered by the University of San Francisco.
With nurses graduating in
a down economy facing anemic hiring rates, the University of San Francisco
School of Nursing’s transition program has found success placing recent
graduates in registered nursing positions in the public and community health
In the first survey of Bay Area residents conducted by the
University of San Francisco’s Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the
Common Good, 34 percent of respondents considered the economy to be the biggest
problem facing their community.
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.
of San Francisco’s School of Nursing has changed its name to the School of
Nursing and Health Professions.
University of San Francisco President Stephen
A. Privett, S.J. kicked off the 2011-12 school year with his annual convocation
by welcoming students, faculty, and staff back to a changed university – the
most prominent signs being the closure of Harney Plaza for construction of a
state-of-the-art science center, the purchase of the historic Folger Building
in downtown San Francisco, and the adoption of a new university logo and
The University of San Francisco is kicking off the 2011-12 school year with three weekends of free excursions to destinations all over San Francisco and the Bay Area and volunteer service opportunities for new students.
The University of San Francisco has unveiled a new logo and tagline designed to capture the exchange of knowledge and learning in action that is the university’s hallmark.
The University of San Francisco
has agreed to buy the historic Folger Coffee Building in the heart of downtown
The University of San Francisco’s School of Business and Professional Studies has a new name and new leadership.
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.
June Quan, a second-year law student at the University of San Francisco’s School of Law, has been
named Miss Chinatown USA 2011.
When Michael Gordon walks across the stage to receive his
diploma from the University of San Francisco this Friday, he’ll be a little
late. Forty-eight years late, to be exact.
The University of San Francisco will honor Egypt’s youth for
their role in the pro-democratic overthrow of a repressive regime as well as an
outspoken leader for U.S. immigration reform by bestowing on them honorary
doctor of humane letters degrees at the university’s upcoming commencement
exercises beginning May 19.
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
San Francisco mayoral candidates will gather for the first
forum of the election season at the University of San Francisco May 5, with nine top
Scott Sidwell has been hired as the University of San Francisco’s new athletic director. He
was most recently the executive senior associate athletic director at Syracuse
The University of San Francisco recently honored members of
two campus groups as Gender Justice Award winners for 2011.