Second Wind

- Fall 2012

ALUMNA ANNA YOUNG’S QUEST TO BREATHE

Once Anna Young could sprint 200 meters in 28 seconds. Now she struggles to walk 250 meters in six minutes.

She fights for each breath. It started when she was 8 years old. … Read More

Keep on Paying it Forward

- Fall 2012

ALUMNI ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND REACHES $1 MILLION GOAL

Mark Hoekstra ’86 knows the importance of scholarships from every angle — as a student, as a parent of a daughter who graduated in 2012, as an alumnus on USD’s Alumni Association Board … Read More

Fall 2012 Class Notes

- Fall 2012

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JANET (NAIDL) SILER (BA) is a retired anesthesiologist and has been a member of the Burlington County Medical Reserve Corps since 2007. She was named the organization’s 2010 Volunteer of the Year. Her volunteer assignments have included … Read More

Dulcet Tones

- Fall 2012

SACHA BOUTROS HITS ALL THE RIGHT NOTES

It’s a warm Southern California night in La Jolla, Calif., but nonetheless the fire in the seaside salon of the venerable La Valencia Hotel is glowing. It’s a perfect … Read More

The Beautiful Game

- Fall 2012

USD TO HOST 2012 WOMEN’S SOCCER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

America’s finest collegiate soccer teams are about to take center stage in America’s Finest City.

In October 2011, the NCAA Championship Committee officially named USD’s Torero … Read More

USD Offensive End Blake Oliaro

Solid as a Rock

- Fall 2012

DEFENSIVE END BLAKE OLIARO HAS GOT GAME

Blake Oliaro is in a hurry — or, at least you’d think so, given the vast tracts of ground he covers with his brisk, bounding gait. In fact, trying to keep … Read More

USD SOLES Dean Paula Cordeiro

15 Years and Counting

- Fall 2012

SOLES DEAN PAULA CORDEIRO IS JUST GETTING STARTED

Paula Cordeiro’s passion for education runs deep. Her determination to preserve education’s integrity and effectiveness is heartfelt. Those core values resonate as she celebrates her 15th year as … Read More

USD Professor Tammy Dwyer

The Future is Now

- Fall 2012

TAMMY DWYER’S EXTRAORDINARY RESEARCH MAPS SYNTHETIC DNA

Six scientists, including James Watson and Francis Crick, discovered the now-famous double helix structure of DNA; that marvelous messenger molecule containing life’s genetic instruction manual, written with only four … Read More

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Timothy Clark ’01 (left) and Juliana Maxim, an assis-tant professor in the department of Art, Architecture + Art History, recently received recognition for their stellar work.

High Praise Indeed

- Fall 2012

PAIR OF USD FACULTY MEMBERS RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS

It may seem a long reach across the academic spectrum from modernist Eastern European architecture to organometallic chemical reactions, but Juliana Maxim and Timothy Clark, two young University of San … Read More

The Lovely Fellow

- Fall 2012

JIM PARSONS TAKES ON BROADWAY

[NEW YORK] The heat bounces back and forth between the pavement below and the sullen sun above in unrelenting waves. But in spite of the record-shattering temperature — 95-plus degrees and rising — the throngs … Read More

Kathryn Ashworth

Serve Every Child

- Fall 2012

KATHRYN ASHWORTH IS ON A QUEST TO HELP KIDS NAVIGATE MORE EASILY THROUGH SAN DIEGO’S FOSTER CARE SYSTEM

Even now, more than 30 years later, attorney Kathryn Ashworth hasn’t forgotten the disappointing grade she took away from … Read More

Tara Shiroff

The Genuine Article

- Fall 2012

TARA SHIROFF’S LEGAL ACUMEN HITS THE SMALL SCREEN

[LAS VEGAS] Since the early days of grainy, black-and-white images and rabbit-ear antennas, television crime dramas have alternately startled, confounded and captivated generations of small-screen audiences. And perhaps no … Read More

Kevin Petti

The Creative Scientist

- Fall 2012

FOR KEVIN PETTI, THE SURFACE IS JUST THE BEGINNING

[ITALY] The room is a lot smaller than one would think. It’s old; it’s not well lit, humble at best. Still, just walking through the door of … Read More