Monthly Archives: May 2013

USD School of Business graduation celebrations

Paul Rice, CEO of Fair Trade USA, Dean Pyke, and Paul’s son, Emiliano

Paul Rice, CEO of Fair Trade USA, was the commencement speaker for the School of Business and the Engineering program.  Paul told the story of the development of Fair Trade USA in his speech. It was inspiring to hear how human dignity and well-being are promoted by the use of markets and business, without philanthropy.

We also celebrated a special occasion with Mike Steffen (graduating MSGL) and his …Read Full Article

USD Graduation Weekend

USD Graduate Programs ceremony, Saturday May 25, 2013

Enjoying the view from the stage of all the talented students receiving their graduate degrees from the University of San Diego.

We are proud of the class of 2013, and we’re looking forward to the many ways you will make the world a better place. Congratulations!

USD research suggests Goldilocks Effect on housing prices

USD Professor of Real Estate, Vivek Sah


At one of our recent faculty research seminars, I heard about some fascinating research conducted by three of our Economics/Real Estate professors.  Professors Vivek Sah, Steve Conroy and Andrew Narwold’s paper looks at housing prices and proximity to schools (“Proximity to School:  Walkability Premium or Nuisance Discount”).

You might think that being close to a school is a positive thing because children can walk to school, play on the grounds, and reduce time in …Read Full Article

MBA career development at USD School of Business

Terra Saltzman-Baker and Kara Weller, USD MBA Career Services, and the many thank-you cards from students

What do employers look for when hiring business students? I explored this question with the Board of Advisors of the School of Business last week. We had a very active discussion about “Key Competencies of Business Undergraduates and MBAs.”  I have a lot to share from this conversation, but for now let’s divide their insights into three main categories: competencies developed within courses, across …Read Full Article

USD Social Innovation Challenge reaches new heights

Prof. Steve Conroy, Director of the USD Center for Peace and Commerce

The third annual Social Innovation Challenge (SIC), sponsored by USD’s Center for Peace and Commerce, held its awards ceremony on May 3.  Ten finalists competed for the $42,500 in prize money.   Many thanks to Steve Conroy, Director of the CPC, and Nadia Auch, Assistant Director of the CPC, for all of their work throughout the year for this program.

Steve had this to say about USD’s competition for …Read Full Article

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