Jenny Cavellier on the set of Masterchef's 7th season

Hail to the Chef

- Fall 2017

JENNIFER CAVELLIER TAKES THE HEAT ON TV REALITY SHOW

When watching competitive cooking shows on TV, there’s one burning question that viewers want answered: Isn’t the food cold by the time the judges taste it? There’s a pregnant pause before Jennifer Cavellier ’13 bursts out laughing. “Cold might be overstating it, but it’s tepid, for …

cross at USD

President Harris On Charlottesville

- Fall 2017

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

Dear Campus Community,

Over the past week I, like so many people in our country, have been deeply disturbed, dismayed and saddened by the horrific events that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia. As a university community committed to respecting the dignity and humanity of all people, we are compelled to soundly and unequivocally …

Watch: Anchored in Community

- Fall 2017

USD COLLABORATES WITH NEIGHBORS TOWARD A SHARED VISION

On June 23, 2017, dignitaries and community members, including USD top administrators, joined together at the Bayside Community Center to welcome Thrive Public Schools to Linda Vista.

 

Gary Schons in Spain

My Journey to Alcalá

- Fall 2017

A TRIP TO SPAIN HARKENS BACK TO USD 

From the time I first stepped on the USD campus in 1968 for a summer debate camp and returned as a freshman at the College for Men the following year, I, like many others, have been enchanted by the architectural beauty of our university’s buildings, particularly the few …

Motion gif of Vijay Patel

Watch: To Feel at Home

, - Summer 2017

Vijay Patel ’19 says that little things can mean a lot to those far from home. He works with USD’s International Students Organization to help students from across the globe to find their place on our campus. His story is part of a larger feature that ran in the Summer 2017 issue of USD Magazine.

USD Donor Scott MacDonald

Watch: To Pay it Forward

, - Summer 2017

Scott MacDonald has a sincere desire to make a difference in the lives of young people. Four first-year University of San Diego students will become MacDonald Community Scholars in Fall 2017, thanks to his vision and generosity.His story is part of a larger feature that ran in the Summer 2017 issue of USD Magazine.

Motion gif of Jhonnatan Chincilla

Watch: To Lead by Example

, - Summer 2017

Jhonnatan Chinchilla ’17 educates USD community members on the student veteran experience. He was president of the Student Veterans Organization and a constant presence in the HERO Club and the Military Ally Program. His story is part of a larger feature that ran in the Summer 2017 issue of USD Magazine.

Motion gif of Andrea Sloboda.

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 …