Watch: To Put Faith in Action

, - Summer 2017

Andrea Sloboda ’17 (JD) sees her work with the University of San Diego’s Immigration Clinic as part of a tapestry she’s weaving that brings together her faith and her chosen vocation. ​​Her story is part of a larger feature that ran in the Summer 2017 issue of USD Magazine.

 

USD History Professor Ken Serbin with Pope

USD History Professor Kenneth Serbin Meets Pope at Vatican

- Summer 2017

HUNTINGTON DISEASE PATIENTS ALONG WITH FAMILY MEMBERS WELCOMED TO VATICAN

History professor Kenneth P. Serbin met with Pope Francis on May 18, one of 50 credentialed guests at a historic papal audience with Huntington’s disease families at the Vatican. Serbin is an advocate in the fight against the fatal genetic disease; he inherited a mutated …

Olivia Hernandez with San Diego Mayor Kevin Falcolner

Filling His Shoes

- Summer 2017

THE POWER OF COMMUNITY PROVES INSPIRATIONAL

“Good morning, Madame President,” my coach enthused, shaking me from my early morning daze. Then, after introducing Dr. Harris as the newest (temporary) addition to USD’s cross country and track team, I began relieving him of his executive duties, attempting to fill his shoes while he ran in mine.

View from behind of four doctors in hospital corridor walking away from camera.

Healing Process

- Summer 2017

USD STUDENTS ARE GETTING A CLOSE LOOK AT TRAUMA 

Pagers beeping, moments of chaos and calm, staff assisting patients. This scene greets University of San Diego students in the Scripps Mercy Trauma Internship program. Originating through a collaboration between USD alumna Jessica Kahl ‘10 and Scripps Mercy Hospital physicians Steven Shackford and Michael Sise, the …

USD catcher Riley Adams

He’s Catching Fire

- Summer 2017

RILEY ADAMS HAS THE TOOLS HE NEEDS TO MAKE IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL

The Toreros had finished pregame warm-ups and, in USD tradition, some of the players were completing final groundskeeping chores: dragging and watering the infield, ensuring a rosin bag was placed just so behind the pitching rubber.

Torero fans found their seats …

Hot off the Press

- Summer 2017

NEW RELEASES FROM FACULTY AUTHORS

Ties That Bind

Slavery still exists, yet we know hardly anything about its perpetrators. What Slaveholders Think (Columbia University Press) fills this gap with unprecedented interviews with contemporary slaveholders, their victims and those trying to end slavery for good. Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick, an assistant professor at the Joan B. Kroc School …

USD alumna Dana Hernandez

Art Is Where the Heart Is

- Summer 2017

ENGINEER FINDS HER PASSION IN AN UNEXPECTED PLACE

The moment that changed everything for the would-be engineer came at an art museum.

Dana Hernandez ‘07 (BS/BA) had actually never set foot in one prior to her family’s European vacation, just a few months before she graduated from USD with a degree in industrial and systems …

Father and daughter, Maurice and Cailey Benard

Out in the Open

- Summer 2017

FATHER AND DAUGHTER MAURICE AND CAILEY BENARD CLEAR THE AIR

Maurice Benard has been in the spotlight as an actor, playing the role of Sonny Corinthos on the daytime TV show General Hospital.

While the twists and turns of the character’s journey over the years have been labyrinthine, Benard’s real life story is perhaps …

USD Women's Soccer Coach Louise Lieberman

Getting to Know: Louise Lieberman

- Summer 2017

WOMEN’S SOCCER COACH IS ALL ABOUT SUCCESS

AGE: 41

HOMETOWN: Los Angeles, Calif.

CREDENTIALS: As both a player and a coach, Lieberman left an indelible imprint on the UCLA Women’s Soccer program. During her days as an all-conference center midfielder, she helped lead the Bruins to back-to-back PAC-10 Championships in 1997 and 1998, and served as an assistant …

USD alumnus Steve Melen floats underwater alongside his daughter, Ava.

Miracle Man

- Summer 2017

STEVE MELEN ’92 HAS BEEN TO THE EDGE AND BACK

Crackling with energy and a palpable zest for life, Steve Melen ’92 (BBA) seems to have time for everything and everyone: his day job as a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley, his 10-year-old daughter, Ava, the 15 racehorses he co-owns and races around the …

Collage of archival photos of Religious of the Sacred Heart

Sisterhood Rules

- Summer 2017

THE DEDICATION OF THE RELIGIOUS OF THE SACRED HEART ECHOES THROUGH THE YEARS

On a brisk winter afternoon in December 1949, local dignitaries joined Bishop Charles Francis Buddy and Mother Rosalie Clifton Hill for a groundbreaking ceremony atop a wind-swept mesa overlooking the burgeoning San Diego cityscape.

Mother Hill had a special reason for wanting …

USD's Andy Allen

A New Direction

- Summer 2017

VICE PRESIDENT AND PROVOST ANDREW ALLEN TO SHIFT GEARS

The accomplishments of Andrew Allen, PhD — who has been at USD for 33 years, the past four serving as vice president — cannot be overstated.

Of particular note is his leadership in co-chairing the steering committee that developed USD’s new strategic plan, Envisioning 2024. His …

The Most Reverend Robert McElroy, bishop of the Diocese of San Diego

Creating a Clear Path

- Summer 2017

DIOCESE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS OFFERED A TORERO PROMISE 

From an initial vision to the present, the University of San Diego and the Catholic Diocese of San Diego have a long and rich history of collaboration and working for the common good.

The diocese was instrumental in the university’s early years. Since the San Diego College …