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.
Join KUSF.org on campus April 13 for one of the largest
music lovers fairs in Northern California.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new Emergency Medical
Response (EMR) service led and staffed by USF students is offering fast, front-line
treatment for on-campus medical emergencies.
“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
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.
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.
USF is honoring donors
this week with a series of events to raise awareness about philanthropy on campus.
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.
Eight sculptures from the permanent
collection of San Francisco’s Mexican Museum are on display at USF.
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.
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.
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 is hot off
the presses and in the mail, but you can read it first online.
USF hosts its winter
commencement just in time for the holidays, honoring the achievements of almost
900 graduates on Dec. 13.