Remote Learning: The New Normal?Student Success - Summer 2020
A TRIO OF STUDENTS REFLECT ON THE CHANGES WROUGHT BY COVID-19
We may be separated, but there’s no doubt we’re still together.
Sitting at a desk in my makeshift home office, I marvel over … Read More
Best and Brightest, SquaredAcademic Excellence, Student Success - Summer 2020
POETS & QUANTS CELEBRATES DUE OF NEWLY MINTED BUSINESS GRADS
Elizabeth Augusta Longacre ’20 (BBA) is clearly a force to be reckoned with.
At the age of 22, she’s been to six continents and 35 countries. … Read More
Singing Her Heart OutAthletics, Student Success - Summer 2020
THANA FAYAD IS EXTRAORDINARY ON AND OFF THE COURT
Thana Fayad stepped out of the car and looked up at the Normal Heights music club marquee. There, in bold letters, was her name.
A 21-year-old University … Read More
In a Word: ResilienceAcademic Excellence, Student Success - Summer 2020
PUTTING INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH INTO ACTION IN UGANDA
Editor’s Note: It seems a lifetime ago that a group of USD faculty members and students travelled to Uganda. But January 2020 was just a few short months ago. That’… Read More
Families, At Home TogetherStudent Success - Summer 2020
USD PARENTS SHARE THEIR TALES FROM SHELTERING IN PLACE
No one expected the spring of 2020 to turn out quite this way. But across the country, Torero families sheltering in place are finding creative ways to not just tolerate … Read More
Renaissance RisingAcademic Excellence, Student Success - Summer 2020
LIBRARY RENOVATION AND NEW LEARNING COMMONS UNDERWAY
The University of San Diego is in the midst of a Renaissance a new beginning, a fresh outlook and a glance toward the horizon and everything that lies ahead.
(Almost) Up Close and PersonalAcademic Excellence, Student Success - Summer 2020
REMOTE LEARNING DOESN’T STOP STUDENTS FROM MAKING REAL CONNECTIONS
Like all USD courses, sociology’s Community, Consensus and Commitment class transitioned to distance learning this spring. But the connections it’s developing between students and asylum seekers … Read More
Live From Our Living Rooms: “O Love”Student Success, videos - Summer 2020
TAKE A MOMENT OUT OF YOUR DAY, AND LISTEN TO THIS.
Thirty members of the USD Concert Choir recording their own voice from home singing their own choral piece of a song titled “O Love” by Elaine Hagenberg. … Read More
Innovating Through Tough TimesStudent Success - COVID-19
CREATIVE SOLUTIONS MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are … Read More
Help for USD Students in NeedStudent Success - COVID-19
TOREROS TOGETHER EMERGENCY FUND ESTABLISHED
March 2020 was a month Mira Wiley is certainly not likely to forget any time soon.
The senior mechanical engineering student at the University of San … Read More
Not Just Clowning AroundAcademic Excellence, Student Success, videos - Summer 2020
FAMED PROFESSOR GIVES MASTERCLASSES TO USD THEATRE STUDENTS
Theatre professor Christopher Bayes wants students to get their funny on.
In mid-February 2020 he came across the country from the Yale School of Drama to give a “clowning … Read More
Playing the GameAcademic Excellence, Alumni, Student Success - Spring 2020
PAYING IT FORWARD TRANSCENDS POLITICS AS USUAL
From the outside, political life in Washington, D.C. seems as turbulent as it’s ever been. A washing machine filled with fiery rhetoric and partisan brawling set on permanent spin … Read More
Harvesting StoriesAcademic Excellence, Alumni, Student Success - Spring 2020
TRANSFORMING HARD SUBJECTS INTO COMPELLING FILMS
After 35 years at USD, Professor of Communication Studies Roger Pace has seen potential in unsure first-year students and watched them become confident seniors. He’s shared his love of independent film with … Read More
Starting to ClickAcademic Excellence, Alumni, Student Success - Spring 2020
FROM PRE-MED TO JET-SETTING PHOTOGRAPHER
It’s a career with a trajectory that resembles a comet streaking through the sky, but that arc makes perfect sense when you see Justin Chung’s photographs, which are both objectively gorgeous … Read More
Dispatches from Uganda: 2020 EditionAcademic Excellence, News, Student Success - Spring 2020
INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION AND A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME EXPERIENCE
A water quality research project in Uganda has the full attention of an interdisciplinary group — including USD faculty members, students, President James T. Harris and his wife, Mary — all of whom are … Read More