Solidarity with the homeless in San Diego

Building Solidarity with San Diego’s Homeless

, - Fall 2016

Cassandra Cyphers ’19 began volunteering at Rachel’s Night Shelter, a program for homeless women sponsored by Catholic Charities, last year. In this episode of “Living Our Mission,” she shares some of what she’s learned from the experience.

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Improving Civil Discourse in Politics and in Life

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Kris Bryant, USD alumnus

Watch: Kris Bryant

, - Fall 2016

USD IS THRILLED TO CHEER ON CHICAGO CUBS’ KRIS BRYANT AT THE WORLD SERIES

University of San Diego alumnus Kris Bryant was drafted No. 2 overall by the Chicago Cubs in 2013, marking the highest draft pick in USD history. He was called up to the majors in 2015, and was subsequently named Rookie of the …

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USD News Center: Read All About It

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KEEP UP WITH FREQUENT NEWS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO

The USD News Center website is the official source for university news and events. Visitors will find stories about happenings on campus, faculty and student achievements, art exhibits, athletics and much more. You’ll also find press-related information, including featured university thought leaders, faculty publications and a …

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Improving Civil Discourse in Politics and in Life

, - Fall 2016

There’s little doubt that the current election cycle has been particularly marred by harsh rhetoric and a lack of civility. In this episode of “Living Our Mission,” President Jim Harris and Carl Luna share some thoughts on the nation’s current state of civil discourse, and the fundamental importance of respectful dialogue in addressing humanity’s urgent challenges.

Carl Luna …

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Unstoppable

- Fall 2016

JASON ROMERO’S REMARKABLE JOURNEY

On May 23, 2016, when Jason Romero ‘92 (BBA) climbed the steps of City Hall in New York City, he completed a 60-day odyssey that began 3,080 miles earlier on the Santa Monica Pier.

He became the first blind man to run across the United States.

It wasn’t easy, …

USD Assistant Provost of Community Engagement Chris Nayve

Community Building

, - Fall 2016

USD’S VALUE AS AN ANCHOR INSTITUTION CAN’T BE OVERSTATED

Chris Nayve is on a roll. He’s thoughtful, articulate and tireless, managing the neat trick of appearing to be in ceaseless movement while emanating good-natured calm. Just now, he’s talking about connection, and specifically USD’s with those in which it has lasting relationships.

“Understanding the …

Illustration of Mother Teresa

The Road to Sainthood

- Fall 2016

FROM ALBANIA TO INDIA AND FAR BEYOND, MOTHER TERESA’S JOURNEY INCLUDED A BRIEF STOP AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO

The process leading up to the beatification of Mother Teresa of Calcutta was the shortest in modern history. In early 1999 — less than two years after her death — Pope John Paul II waived …

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Extraordinary Moments

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THE SPIRITUALITY OF IMMERSION SPEAKS TO THE DEEPEST LONGINGS OF THE HEART

I lean in, razor in one hand and shaving cream in the other. I struggle for just the right way to place my feet and legs, searching for a position around the wheelchair that will allow me to get as close as possible.

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Hints of Hope in the Middle East

, - Fall 2016

A TRIO OF SCHOOL OF PEACE ALUMNI ARE WORKING TOWARD A BETTER TOMORROW

In a recent speech before the General Assembly of the United Nations, Pope Francis urged the assembled countries to support those “who have no desire to be caught up in hatred and folly, have been forced to witness the destruction of …

USD College of Arts and Sciences Dean Noelle Norton

Breath of Fresh Air

, - Fall 2016

NEW HUMANITIES CENTER URGES STUDENTS TO EXPLORE THE INTRICACIES OF WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HUMAN

Over the course of the summer, a construction project at USD has remained hidden in plain sight. Located in Serra Hall, the newly completed Humanities Center is unlike anything USD has housed before: a space dedicated to study through …