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8.27.12

KPBS -- Dennis-Michael Broussard, library assistant and night supervisor in Copley Library, was named one of KPBS’s heroes for his work with the Asian/Pacific community in San Diego. (Full Story

8.24.12

U-T San Diego -- Alan Gin, University of San Diego

Answer: Yes

Some people say that allowing the tax cuts expire for those making more than $250,000 a year is raising taxes on job creators. (Full Story

8.21.12

KPBS -- But University of San Diego economics professor Alan Gin said San Diego has made progress in shoring up its finances. (Full Story

8.20.12

U-T San Diego -- “Unlike the dumb money of the 2003-2005 period, I would characterize the buyers of 2008-2012 as pretty sophisticated, often with full-time acquisition staff and more likely to do a lot more research before buying,” said Norm Miller, real estate professor at University of San Diego. (Full Story

8.20.12

North County Times -- "This is a heat wave. This is not a crisis," said Scott Anders, director of the Energy Policy Initiatives Center at University of San Diego. (Full Story

8.20.12

U-T San Diego -- Alan Gin, an economist at the University of San Diego, said that includes support staff such as food servers and janitors whose services are not needed in the summer. (Full Story

8.14.12

Smithsonian.com -- Frank Partnoy is a University of San Diego professor and author of Wait: The Art and Science of Delay. 

I am not a young man. I have been around a long time. I had certainty when I was young, but I have had a lot of my certitudes shaken over the years. (Full Story

8.14.12

Upper Deck -- David Miller, PhD, has been with the University of San Diego since 2005. His research focus is the social and cultural history of the nineteenth-century United States and he offers courses on the Civil War and Reconstruction.

As Union soldiers raised the Stars and Stripes above their garrison in Tennessee they could have had little inclination of the coveted place their flag would one day hold among treasure hunters – requisitioned not for battle, but for Civil War and history enthusiasts. (Full Story

8.13.12

U-T San Diego -- Alan Gin, University of San Diego

Answer: No

The cost of putting on the Olympics has skyrocketed, which reduces the likelihood that they can “pay” for themselves. (Full Story

8.10.12

Review Seeker -- Approximately 240 young scholars are expected to participate, representing UC San Diego; California State University, San Marcos; San Diego State University and the University of San Diego, as well as students from institutions across the country who are conducting faculty-mentored research in San Diego this summer. (Full Story)

8.09.12

KPBS -- Since San Diego was founded, the names of influential men have graced buildings around town, from the Horton Theater to the Spreckels Organ Pavilion. But University of San Diego history professor Iris Engstrand said back in those days, people didn’t have a lot of extra money, so they weren’t really philanthropists like we think of them today. (Full Story)

8.06.12

U-T San Diego -- Alan Gin, University of San Diego

Answer: Yes

With interest rates at historic lows, there is not much more the Fed can do to stimulate the economy. (Full Story

8.06.12

U-T San Diego -- If University of San Diego marketing professor Kenneth Bates were to toast New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on his proposed ban on extra-large sodas, that toast would be short and sweet. Something along the lines of, “Good luck with that.” (Full Story)

8.03.12

North County Times -- An index projecting economic growth in San Diego County slowed to a crawl in June. However, the outlook remains positive, said the University of San Diego's Alan Gin, who compiles the index. (Full Story)

8.02.12

San Diego Business Journal -- The June index included three of its six components that increased, and three that declined. While the June rise was weak, and included three components that fell (the most in nine months), the outlook remains for positive growth, according to Alan Gin, the University of San Diego economics professor who compiles the data. (Full Story)

8.02.12

U-T San Diego -- It’s Escondido’s first outdoor exhibit of inflatables. Students from the University of San Diego’s architecture department will show an inflatable work, called “Circus Tents” that includes displays that are sound activated for audience participation. (Full Story)

8.01.12

KPBS -- The index rose for each month in the year's second quarter, although June's increase was only a tenth of a percent. University of San Diego Economist Alan Gin compiles the numbers. (Full Story)

8.01.12

U-T San Diego -- San Diego's economy grew slowly in June, says a report released today by the University of San Diego.

The report, called the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate's Index of Leading Economic Indicators, said San Diego's economy grew by 0.1 percent last month. (Full Story)

8.01.12

Fronteras -- Juan Barragan, a student from the University of San Diego, said without this scholarship it would have been almost impossible to go to college. Especially since it would cost him almost $60,000 annually.

He said the money has helped him take classes specializing in Mexico. (Full Story)

7.30.12

Chemical and Engineering News -- “What makes COACh really valuable is the shared set of experiences from the participants,” says COACh participant Mary Boyd, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of San Diego. Those experiences are “critical toward instantly building rapport and a community within the workshop participant group.” (Full Story

7.27.12

U-T San Diego -- Alan Gin, University of San Diego

Answer: Yes

The problems in Greece are just too big for the European Monetary Union (EMU) to handle at this point. (Full Story

7.26.12

National Catholic Register -- “This bill has nothing to do with the broader culture war,” said Ed Howard at the University of San Diego’s Children’s Advocacy Institute. (Full Story

7.26.12

EdNews Colorado -- Scott Himelstein, director of the University of San Diego’s Center for Education Policy and Law and former deputy secretary of Education for California, viewed the vote as a “major setback.” (Full Story

7.21.12

U-T San Diego -- “I don’t think a lot of it is artificially high because when you do the June-to-June comparisons, last June you had to have summer hiring as well,” said Alan Gin, an economist at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

7.20.12

U-T San Diego -- Alan Gin, University of San Diego

Answer: No

Since when have defense expenditures been a jobs program? Defense spending should be based on security concerns, not economic considerations. (Full Story

7.19.12

U-T San Diego -- A San Diego school that educates homeless youth will receive $51,000 from surplus revenues collected during the Dalai Lama’s visit to San Diego in April. (Full Story

7.18.12

California Watch -- Scott Himelstein, director of the University of San Diego’s Center for Education Policy and Law and former deputy secretary of Education for California, viewed the vote as a “major setback.” (Full Story

7.17.12

Huffington Post -- Scott Himelstein, director of the University of San Diego's Center for Education Policy and Law and former deputy secretary of Education for California, viewed the vote as a "major setback." Policymakers need to gather the political courage to start promoting career and technical education, given that only a quarter of high schoolers in the state will go on to get a four-year degree, he said. Nationally, more than 30 percent of adults have at least a bachelor's degree, according to census figures. (Full Story)

7.13.12

The Denver Post -- "The reality is that a lot of Mexicans have sort of given up looking for work in the U.S. and have started to return home, but for Central Americans, the conditions may be even more desperate that the ones we're seeing in Mexico," said David Shirk, director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

7.10.12

Inside Higher Ed -- The University of San Diego has also made study abroad a key focus of its retention strategy. As part of its efforts to strengthen the first- and second-year experience, the private, Roman Catholic institution created the “Second Year Experience Abroad Program” with the idea that it would serve as a signature experience for sophomores. ... Merrick Marino, assistant dean for USD’s Center for Student Success, said the university has seen increases in its retention rate. (Full Story)

7.10.12

U-T San Diego -- Gam3rCon is the brainchild of Brian Bielawski, the formerly San Diego-based actor-writer (and graduate of the Old Globe/University of San Diego MFA program) who created the solo show “GAM3RS: The Play” with Walter G. Meyer. (Full Story)

7.09.12

U-T San Diego -- Alan Gin, University of San Diego

ANSWER: No

There might be some companies that pay the penalty instead, but the vast majority of companies will retain their health care coverage. (Full Story

7.09.12

KPBS -- Adina Batnitzky, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of San Diego, said the debate over discrimination “gets away from the important issue.”

“Yes this is an issue of inclusion and diversity, but it’s also an issue of public health,” she said. “We want to get these women moving.” (Full Story)

7.08.12

Michael Rappaport is the Darling Foundation professor of law at USD 

New York Times -- The constitutional provision that is most in need of change is actually the provision for changing the Constitution. The Constitution provides for two methods of constitutional amendment. The usual method is for two-thirds of each house of Congress to propose an amendment, which is then sent to the states for ratification. (Full Story

7.03.12

Bloomberg Businssweek -- While Pena Nieto has vowed to eventually return troops to their barracks, Mexico may still need them to battle criminals such as Los Zetas, a group of former military officers who have expanded into kidnapping and other illicit businesses, said David Shirk, director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego. (Full Story

7.03.12

The Gulf Today -- “Traditional banking just isn’t that profitable,” said Frank Partnoy, a professor of law and finance at the University of San Diego. (Full Story

7.03.12

U-T San Diego -- Norm Miller, who teaches real estate at the University of San Diego, calls for a "Lender's Bill of Rights" for balance. (Full Story

7.02.12

International Business Times -- University of San Diego political scientist David Shirk, for example, has said the bilateral relationship is at a "high-water mark," given the intense levels of mutual support in the fight against organized crime, not to mention the robust trade relationship, as well as a decline in the salience of historically thorny issues, such as unauthorized migration from Mexico. (Full Story

7.02.12

U-T San Diego -- Alan Gin, University of San Diego

Answer: No. The Supreme Court decision struck down three of the four provisions of the Arizona law that were in contention, so the law is actually less strict than it was before the decision. (Full Story

6.30.12

The New York Times -- Here in the state of Tamaulipas, more than 1,100 people were killed in cartel-related violence in the first nine months of 2011, according to statistics compiled by the Mexican government and published by the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

6.27.12

U-T San Diego -- “I’m very pleased to see that they are coming to grips with this in a way that doesn’t further burden the students who are coming into college this fall,” said Judy Lewis Logue, director of financial aid at the University of San Diego. “I’m very grateful to see they are working this out and working out a way to pay for it.” (Full Story)

6.26.12

Reuters Top News -- "Whether it's fair or not, right now, the PAN is essentially viewed as the party of violence, chaos and economic stagnation," said David Shirk, a University of San Diego political science professor and author of a book on the party. "It has been 12 really hard years in Mexico and people have become disenchanted with so much sacrifice in the name of democracy." (Full Story)

6.25.12

U-T San Diego -- Not only did Title IX lead to “major changes in America life,” equally important is it opened the doors for more young people to engage in citizenship, leadership and service. – Ed DeRoche, Director, Character Development Center, University of San Diego. (Full Story)

6.19.12

International Busines Times -- "If Mexico were a stock, now might be the time to buy," David Shirk of the University of San Diego's Trans-Border Institute told the BBC. (Full Story

6.18.12

U-T San Diego -- Q: Can families recover the net worth they lost from 2007 to 2010 in the expected economic upturn? If so, how many years will it take?

Alan Gin, University of San Diego

ANSWER: NO

The decrease in wealth was largely due to a decrease in housing values, which were still at inflated levels in 2007. (Full Story

6.18.12

Christian Science Monitor -- Or as David Shirk at San Diego University's Trans-Border Institute puts it in a recent opinion piece at the BBC: “If Mexico were a stock, now might be the time to buy. The country has been severely under-valued in recent years.” (Full Story

6.15.12

U-T San Diego -- "This is a better unemployment report than we've had. It's not great, but at least it's better than what we've seen earlier in the year," said Alan Gin, an economist at the University of San Diego. (Full Story

6.13.12

North County Times -- Looming Pentagon budget cuts that defense hawks say could cripple the country's military readiness are the subject of town hall meeting hosted by Rep. Duncan Hunter at the University of San Diego on Wednesday evening. (Full Story)

6.13.12

Institutional Investor -- But it would be difficult for the PRI to reset the clock to an era when it could protect or negotiate with organized-crime lords. Calderón’s offensive has crippled and decentralized some cartels, creating many smaller, less organized gangs. “So who can the new government negotiate with?” asks David Shirk, director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego and an expert on the Mexican drug cartels. “You can’t just call everybody to a table like in The Godfather.” (Full Story)

6.11.12

U-T San Diego -- Alan Gin, an economist at the University of San Diego, said while he is holding fast to his prediction that the economy will be better off at the end of the year, San Diego may for once be underperforming the nation. (Full Story

6.11.12

SD Metro -- Mary E. Lyons, Ph.D., became president of the University of San Diego in July, 2003. During her extensive career in education, Lyons has enjoyed rich and varied experiences as a teacher, professor and administrator. (Full Story

6.06.12

San Diego Reader -- “In the last recession we lost a lot of middle-class jobs,” says Alan Gin, economist at the University of San Diego, and that has weakened consumption. Politicians on the federal, state, and local levels are cutting government services. That, in turn, hurts consumers. “Austerity exacerbates the problem,” says Gin, and the U.S. should learn from the experience in Europe. Massive spending cuts in beleaguered countries such as Greece are weakening economies, and tax receipts actually fall. (Full Story)

6.04.12

North County Times -- The study was published online today in the scientific journal Nature Chemical Biology. The Romesberg laboratory collaborated with the laboratory of co-senior author Andreas Marx at the University of Konstanz in Germany, and the laboratory of Tammy J. Dwyer at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

6.04.12

Voice of San Diego -- He had some failures. Knox couldn't get support to create a grand boulevard of government buildings -- similar to the National Mall in Washington D.C. -- from what is now the County Administration Building to Balboa Park. "He either owned some property or somebody thought he did, and they accused him of wanting to develop it in order to enhance his own property values, which is so far from anything he would have thought of," said Iris Engstrand, a University of San Diego history professor who wrote a book about Knox. (Full Story)

6.04.12

Nurse.com -- In addition to USF, other schools of nursing and nursing organizations already are helping veterans. Penn School of Nursing, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association have ongoing research and/or web-based materials pertaining to veterans and their families. The University of San Diego Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science has several nursing-led programs that assist veterans and their families. With a large active-duty military population, the San Diego region has been dealing with the aftermath of war for more than a decade.

As the conflicts wind down, more active-duty service members are leaving the military and seeking care in civilian healthcare settings, said Joseph Burkard, RN, DNSc, CRNA, an associate professor at USD and an advanced practice clinician/researcher at the University of California, San Diego. (Full Story)

6.04.12

U-T San Diego -- Retired Army Col. George Reed, now a professor at University of San Diego’s School of Leadership and Education Sciences, said character is a shaky premise. (Full Story

6.03.12

Hispanically Speaking News -- The number of undocumented minors attempting the dangerous trek across the U.S.-Mexico border alone has risen, experts gathered at the University of San Diego’s “Children at the Border” forum said.

The director of USD’s Trans-Border Institute, David Shirk, who organized the forum, told Efe immigration patterns have changed over the past 20 years for reasons such as the expansion of the metal wall on a portion of the frontier in 1994 and tighter border protection following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. (Full Story)

6.01.12

La Opinion -- And that is precisely what is needed, said Kristin Moran, professor at the University of San Diego and a specialist in the viewing habits of young Latinos. (Full Story

6.01.12

U-T San Diego-- Alan Gin, University of San Diego

ANSWER: NO

There is usually a tradeoff between risk and reward, so it is not possible to have an investment that is both safe and lucrative. A lot of money is going into Treasuries, even though the real return is low or even negative, which indicates that there are a lot of concerns about the economy and investment in equities. Real estate is a possibility for those who can afford to invest in that area, as prices are still off their highs and interest rates are at record lows. Given the high unemployment rate, investment should be in rentals as opposed to trying to flip properties.(Full Story)

6.01.12

GARP -- "Traditional banking just isn't that profitable," said Frank Partnoy, a professor of law and finance at the University of San Diego. "Bankers like to make lots of money, and they are finding other ways to do it." (Full Story)

6.01.12

U-T San Diego-- San Diego County’s economy should continue to grow through 2012, picking up speed by the end of the year, says a study released Thursday by the University of San Diego.

The study, called the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate’s Leading Economic Indicators, shows the county economy grew by 0.9 percent in March. That means there was some solid expansion in categories like job creation, production of goods and services, and consumer spending. A change of 1 percent shows solid growth, said Alan Gin, a USD economist who authored the study. (Full Story)

5.31.12

Military Times -- George Reed is a dean at the University of San Diego and former instructor and student at the Army War College. “Almost never in my civilian academic role are we called upon to justify the existence and purpose of the institution that I’m teaching in,” he said. “But that happened with regularity at the war colleges.” (Full Story)

5.28.12

Psychology Today -- Patricia Kowalski and Annette Taylor of the University of San Diego invited 65 introductory psychology undergrads to rate their agreement with 45 popular psychology and neuroscience misconceptions (e.g. “someone with schizophrenia has a split personality”), embedded among 55 less problematic facts about psychology (e.g., “psychology is defined as the science of behaviour and mental processes”). (Full Story)

5.28.12

The Washington Times -- There were 2,101 killings tied to organized crime in Juarez during 2010, according to a recent report by the University of San Diego’s Trans-Border Institute. Fewer people were killed in all of Afghanistan in that year. The Juarez homicide rate was 16 times higher than that of Washington, D.C. (Full Story)

5.27.12

North County Times -- A new partnership between Palomar Health and the University of San Diego will bring nursing research into local hospitals.

The collaboration between Palomar's Center for Nursing Excellence and the Hahn School of Nursing at USD is meant to mint more high-level nurses.

"We aim to triple the number of advanced-practice nurses," said Dr. Sally Brosz Hardin, dean of the Hahn School. (Full Story)

5.27.12

Fox 5 San Diego -- More than 1,800 students graduated from University of San Diego during commencement ceremonies over the weekend. (Full Story)

5.26.12

U-T San Diego-- University of San Diego real estate professor Norm Miller said any changes should be phased in slowly and only after the housing market recovers.

“It would hurt the coastal market a little bit” otherwise, he warned. (Full Story)

5.22.12

U-T San Diego -- University of San Diego real estate professorNorm Miller said any changes should be phased in slowly and only after the housing market recovers. (Full Story

5.21.12

U-T San Diego -- Alan Gin, an economist at the University of San Diego, said it was a surprise the unemployment rate dropped nearly a percentage point from a month ago. (Full Story

5.21.12

U-T San Diego -- Michelle Geeseman, 21, graduates from USD later this month and starts a full-time job as a business planner with San Jose medical tech company Stryker on June 4. She said she got the offer on March 30 after she submitted her resume into the so-called “black hole” online job application around Christmas.

“From all the events I’ve attended, it’s definitely networking that pays off,” said Geeseman, who has held business-related internships. “I was the exception in this case, but I guess I am proof that it does still work.”

Libby Blue, who graduates from USD on May 27, landed a full-time job as a consultant with FactSet, a software firm in San Mateo. Blue, 22, started looking for a job last summer before getting the offer in November. She said she applied for the job on USD’s online databse. Blue, a finance major, said it’s important to utilize all of the sources available, including professors, working professionals and univeristy services. (Full Story)

 

5.16.12

Irish Times -- Yet, despite the surge in atrocities this month, violence in Mexican president Felipe Calderón’s war on drugs is actually decreasing, says Prof David Shirk, director of the Trans-border Institute at the University of San Diego. (Full Story

5.16.12

Voice of San Diego -- Fletcher attempts to centralize the region's philanthropic educational giving in one place: his foundation. This kind of coordination and leadership exists in many other cities, but not here, said Paula Cordeiro, dean of University of San Diego's School of Leadership and Education Sciences. (Full Story)

5.14.12

Huffington Post -- “This latest debacle at JPMorgan demonstrates that the banks cannot police themselves, and should not be trusted to do so,” said law professor Frank Partnoy, director of the Center on Corporate and Securities Law at the University of San Diego. (Full Story

5.11.12

Business Week -- “It’s a major event that confirms a lot of investors’ worst fears about bank risk,” said Frank Partnoy, a former derivatives trader who’s now a law and finance professor at the University of San Diego. (Full Story

5.10.12

U-T San Diego -- “If that’s the criteria, I question it because we were in a really bad spot...the rate is still pretty high,” said Alan Gin, a professor of economics at the University of San Diego. “So that’s kind of a flaw I think in the system.” (Full Story

5.08.12

The Economist -- These agents waste time competing with each other for the exclusive right to sell each home, sapping productivity. According to Norm Miller of the University of San Diego, an average agent in Britain closes 40-50 deals a year, compared with just seven in America. (Full Story

5.08.12

Fox 5 San Diego-- "How do you get rid of them? That's another question," said Prof. Norm Miller of University of San Diego's Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate.

"If they have some parcels that would be suitable for retail and multi-family, it's not bad timing," Miller said.

However, the public process could get in the way of development, he added.

"It's often done poorly when it's done by public organizations," he said. "By the time they get their decisions made, they're not timing the market right." (Full Story)

5.05.12

U-T San Diego -- "Like so many of these cost-saving proposals, I am not sure that it washes," said Jack Minan, a law professor at the University of San Diego and a former regional board chairman in San Diego. "I think there would be a minimal cost savings (and) loss of local control." (Full Story)

5.04.12

U-T San Diego-- Alan Gin, professor of economics at the University of San Diego: "I think despite the slow numbers here, we're seeing some strengths as far as the economy is concerned in different areas and I think this momentum is going to build over time...There's probably nothing more that can be done in terms of monetary policy. (With) fiscal policy, some things can be done but given the gridlock and political turmoil, I don't anticipate it particularly in an election year." (Full Story)

5.04.12

U-T San Diego-- Alan Gin, University of San Diego - ANSWER: YES

Given how competitive the labor market is these days, job applicants need whatever edge they can get. Data show that recent college graduates in particular are having a difficult time in terms of employment. An internship allows someone to gain experience and develop a connection with a potential employer. Not all internships lead to full-time employment; some employers may view them as a source of free or low-cost labor. But that may give some workers enough of an advantage to get that elusive first full-time job. (Full Story

5.03.12

Statesman.com -- Rather than ask if Abramoff realizes he did wrong, the better question is whether he knows he hurt people in doing it, said Lawrence Hinman, a philosophy professor at the University of San Diego. (Full Story

5.01.12

Homeland Security Today -- David Shirk, director of the Trans-Border Institute and associate professor of political science at the University of San Diego, doesn’t believe that arming Mexican citizens is the answer to the drug war, but he thinks it would result in some significant changes. (Full Story

4.20.12

U-T San Diego-- The county added 6,700 nonfarm jobs between March 2011 and March 2012. That’s down from the 9,000 reported between February 2011 and February 2012. To be on track for a full recovery, San Diego would need to add 20,000 to 25,000 jobs year over year, said Alan Gin, a professor of economics at the University of San Diego.

“We lost so many jobs during the recession that we really need strong job growth to make a dent,” Gin said. (Full Story)

4.20.12

U-T San Diego -- Alan Gin, University of San Diego

Answer: NO

For people who are financially strapped, then yes, they need to spend their refunds to get by. Doing so would have the extra benefit of giving the local and national economies a boost. For those who don’t absolutely need to spend the money, saving or investing it or reducing debt is probably the better option. While the saving rate in the U.S. has improved in recent years, it is still low by international standards. Having more deducted from your income than is necessary is a form of forced saving for those who don’t have the discipline to do it themselves. (Full Story)

4.16.12

U-T San Diego -- Q: What letter grade would you give the national economy and local San Diego County economy for the first quarter of 2012?

Alan Gin, University of San Diego

U.S.: B-

San Diego: C

My grade was a B or B+ until the latest employment report, which showed a disappointing 120,000 jobs added in March. (Full Story

4.16.12

Huffington Post -- Professor Frank Partnoy, director of the Center on Corporate and Securities Law at the University of San Diego, agreed.

"The SEC is essentially trying to regulate through the rearview mirror," said Partnoy, who is penning a book about high-frequency trading due out in June. (Full Story

4.12.12

U-T San Diego -- The University of San Diego does not have a specific program for former foster youth, but the four such students enrolled get special assistance through its Student Support Services office for disadvantaged students. USD plays host every year to "I Can Go To College Day," put on with the county's Child Welfare Services and its Office of Education, for local foster care students in high school. (Full Story

4.10.12

San Francisco Chronicle -- Executives at New York-based JPMorgan, the biggest U.S. bank with $2.27 trillion of assets at year-end, have opposed the so-called Volcker rule that seeks to prevent banks with federal backing from making speculative trades. Details on Iksil's positions are too sparse for regulators to determine whether they should be permitted, said Frank Partnoy, a former derivatives trader who's now a law and finance professor at the University of San Diego. (Full Story

4.10.12

Los Angeles Times -- An alumni group has formed in support of a drag show planned at the University of San Diego.The group formed in response to a protest by a prominent alum who believes such a show is contrary to Christian values.

The group called A USD For Everyone has created a website that congratulates University President Mary Lyons for working "to make USD an inclusive place for every member of the USD community." (Full Story)

4.10.12

U-T San Diego -- A former president of the University of San Diego's national alumni association has unsuccessfully sought to have a drag show on campus canceled that he says goes against Catholic moral teachings.

Prominent local attorney Charles S. LiMandri, whose 18-year-old son is a USD freshman, is opposed to the university's plans for a drag show to bring attention to issues of gender identity and gender expression. The show is scheduled for Wednesday night.

USD spokeswoman Pamela Gray Payton said the drag show is one of several events planned by students in April. "Together, the events are intended to foster students' understanding of, and empathy for, the complexities of gender non-conformity," Payton said in a statement. She said USD will not be canceling the activities. (Full Story)

4.09.12

UT San Diego -- Alan Gin, a professor of economics at the University of San Diego, said:

"The good news is that unemployment did drop from 8.3 to 8.2 percent, so it's still coming down but it's still pretty high...It's really slow and I expect the same for San Diego." (Full Story

4.09.12

U-T San Diego -- 

Alan Gin, University of San Diego 
Answer: NO

They do raise money for certain causes, e.g., education in California, and the winners obviously benefit greatly. (Full Story

4.05.12

KPBS -- There are a lot of things San Diego's leading mayoral candidates see eye to eye on when it comes to city schools. Like the need to boost test scores, offer families school choice and not increase city taxes to ease the schools' budget woes.

Their disagreements came to light at the University of San Diego's mayoral education forum Tuesday night when the evening's moderator, Juan Williams of Fox News, turned the conversation to the specifics of how to actually achieve reform. (Full Story

4.04.12

Sify Finance -- "The Fed has acted vigorously to boost the economy," San Francisco Fed President John Williams said at the University of San Diego School of Business Administration. "It's critical that we keep doing so in order to achieve our statutory mandate." (Full Story)

4.04.12

CNBC: moneycontrol.com -- "The Fed has acted vigorously to boost the economy," San Francisco Fed President John Williams said at the University of San Diego School of Business Administration. "It's critical that we keep doing so in order to achieve our statutory mandate." (Full Story)

4.03.12

Yahoo! Finance -- Fox "marketed democracy to the Mexican people and sold it as a panacea for all of their individual, personal concerns," said David A. Shirk, director of the University of San Diego Trans-Border Institute and author of a book about the PAN. (Full Story

4.03.12

Washington Post -- Fox "marketed democracy to the Mexican people and sold it as a panacea for all of their individual, personal concerns," said David A. Shirk, director of the University of San Diego Trans-Border Institute and author of a book about the PAN. (Full Story

4.03.12

U-T San Diego -- A random coincidence? "Not really," says Gerard Mannion, director of the Frances G. Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture in San Diego. "Two Thousand years ago, Jesus' Last Supper started out as a Passover Seder."

This interpretation has been a hotly debated subject among theologians throughout the ages, but today many agree with Mannion, also a professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego. "We know that Jesus started out as a wandering charismatic Jewish preacher," says the scholar. "That's why many Christian rituals have their roots in Judaism." Nowhere is it more obvious than during Passover and Easter. (Full Story)

4.03.12

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco -- Presentation to the University of San Diego School of Business Administration, San Diego, CA. (Full Story)

4.02.12

KQED News -- San Diego's Union Tribune quotes David Shirk, director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego, saying "In a lot of ways, Benjamin will be going behind bars with lots of secrets." (Full Story)

4.02.12

U-T San Diego -- Powered by a $1.25 million grant from the National Science Foundation, the University of San Diego and its allies are analyzing what regional trendsetters in business, politics and other endeavors think about global warming so they can fashion messages that resonate best and find the most effective people to deliver them.

"The target we chose was 'key influentials,' the community leaders, the business leaders, the elected leaders — the people who are going to make impacts now," said Michel Boudrias, a marine scientist at USD. "We are going to have to look for different ways of connecting to this audience than putting together a curriculum for K-12. That is not going to work if I go to the head of a major company in town." (Full Story)

3.30.12

Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Debbie Tahmassebi, PhD, has been named a 2012-13 American Council on Education fellow. According to the ACE, the fellowship will include placement at another institution, retreats and leadership opportunities to bolster fellows' knowledge of "the challenges and opportunities confronting higher education." More information about the fellowship can be found on the ACE website.

3.29.12

The Chronicle of Higher Education -- The University of San Diego is similarly unable to take any extra transfer students, even though its transfer applications for the fall are up by 25 percent, says Stephen Pultz, assistant vice president for enrollment management. (Full Story

3.26.12

North County Times -- David Shirk, director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego, said he was not surprised by the results because county residents traditionally attach little value to the economic and cultural importance of the border region. (Full Story


3.26.12

U-T San Diego -- Alan Gin, University of San Diego

Answer: No

The plan reduces spending dramatically, but the impact is more severe in some areas than in others. (Full Story

3.23.12

U-T San Diego -- Beat graduated from Valhalla High in 2008 and was Miss El Cajon in 2008 and Miss San Diego in 2010. However, don't dismiss her just as a pretty face.

She holds a communications degree from the University of San Diego with a desire to eventually go into broadcasting, sports management or the law. (Full Story)

3.22.12

Bloomberg Businessweek-- ... Still, the advantage for buyers is questionable, says Joel Sutherland, managing director of the Supply Chain Management Institute at the University of San Diego. "It's building complexity in, not simplifying it," he says. "I don't think there's a strong business case" for turning to small business suppliers. Sutherland, a former vice president of operations at Japanese auto supplier Denso, adds: "I think it's more of a halo effect." 

(Full Story) 

3.21.12

CW 6 News -- Professors and students at the University of San Diego took part in a discussion on Invisible Children's 'Kony 2012' viral campaign video. The talk also looked at the recent public meltdown of the video's co-creator, Jason Russell.

Click here for the full video.

3.20.12

NBC San Diego -- Invisible Children needs to publicly refocus on what's best for Uganda, said University of San Diego human rights expert Dustin Sharp. "That may be a little hard thing to do given the fact the focus of the video was so much on Invisible Children and ...(Full Story)

 

 

 

 

3.20.12

ABC 10 News San Diego -- University of San Diego professors and students took part in a forum  on Invisible Children's viral "Kony 2012" video. The discussion primarily focused on the scrutiny of the campaign and the recent public meltdown of its producer Jason Russell.

Click here for the full video.

3.20.12

NBC San Diego -- University of San Diego professors and students participated in a panel discussion on Invisible Children's viral "Kony 2012" video. Yesterday's talks focused on the campaign and the recent public meltdown of its producer Jason Russell.

Click here for the full video.

3.19.12

U-T San Diego -- Gerald Bracht earned bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration from the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

3.16.12

U-T San Diego -- Q: Do you have any noneconomic indicators that tell you how the economy is doing?

Alan Gin, University of San Diego
Answer: No

Many of the unusual indicators do have some economic basis, but data is either difficult to access or only comes out sporadically. (Full Story

3.15.12

U-T San Diego -- On March 22, Japanese actor Tamasaburo Bando V will give the Arts and Philosophy presentation at the University of San Diego. Tamasaburo overturned the tradition that star Kabuki performers must inherit their talent. (Full Story

3.15.12

San Diego Reader -- The Trans-Border Institute at the Univesity of San Diego has released its third annual report on the drug war in Mexico, noting that there were 50,000 organized crime murders in Mexico from 2006 through 2011.

The report, titled "Drug Violence in Mexico, Data and Analysis through 2011," was authored by Cory Molzahn, Viridiana Ríos, and David A. Shirk. (Full Story)

3.12.12

Justice in Mexico Project -- On Friday March 9th, members of the Mexican Army (Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional, SEDENA) captured Erick “El 85” Valencia Salazar –alleged leader of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generación, CJNG)–, and Otoniel “Tony Montana” Mendoza, allegedly second in charge of the same organization. (Full Story

3.08.12

U-T San Diego -- Currently, the state provides a maximum Cal Grant of $9,708 per year for the 26,000 California students who attend nonprofit universities such as Point Loma Nazarene University and the University of San Diego. (Full Story

3.05.12

Fronteras -- Drug-related killings decreased along the U.S.-Mexico border last year, even as violence grew across Mexico.

The findings comes from a report to be released Friday by the University of San Diego's Trans-Border Institute, which analyzed Mexican government crime data. (Full Story

2.28.12

U-T San Diego -- “It is the issue of free will,” said Tygarajan Somasundaram, ?associate professor of marketing at the University of San Diego. “You have free will about whether or not you will buy an iPhone, but you don’t have free will over the gasoline. Even though there are substitutes for you with the iPhone, with gasoline, what are you going to do? We feel sort of trapped.” (Full Story

2.26.12

U-T San Diego -- Senior guard Dominique Conners scored a game-high 22 points to spark the USD women’s basketball team to a 51-46 West Coast Conference victory against host Portland on Saturday in the regular-season finale. (Full Story)

2.26.12

U-T San Diego -- “I think a lot of teams are going to be a little nervous to play us in the tournament,” said USD freshman guard Christopher Anderson. “We’re fighters. We’re going to make some noise in the tournament, for sure.” (Full Story)

2.25.12

North County Times -- "That is the problem with 'insanity,'" said Laurie Berend, a law professor at the University of San Diego. "Legal insanity doesn't match the medical definition of a variety of mental illnesses. ... It is possible to be mentally ill and also to be found legally responsible for a crime." (Full Story)

2.25.12

U-T San Diego -- A waiver recommended by Supervisor Ron Roberts was for $25,000 to the University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences for honoraria, travel costs and other expenses for a series of speeches aimed at educators and business leaders. Roberts noted that while the overwhelming majority of grants fit within the new guidelines, the waiver provides flexibility, which he supports. (Full Story)

2.24.12

10News.com -- University of San Diego economics professor Alan Gin said, "For every 10 cents a gallon that the price of gasoline goes up, that takes about $8 million or $9 million a month out of the local economy." (Full Story

2.24.12

La Prensa San Diego -- Yeung, an Associate Professor of Music at the University of San Diego and Director of the USD Chamber Music Festival, says that she enjoys working with the youth because of their love for the music and their desire to improve their skills. (Full Story)

2.24.12

Ventura County Star -- Wales' brother, Sam, is in the Navy ROTC program at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

2.24.12

North County Times -- The University of San Diego baseball team cruised to a 15-1 victory over Kansas State (2-3) on Friday morning in a nonconference game at Cunningham Stadium. (Full Story)

2.24.12

El Mexicano -- Jueces, ministerios públicos y defensores de oficio de Baja California están a favor de la implementación del Nuevo Sistema de Justicia Penal (NSJP) porque exige una mayor investigación de los delitos y no se basa en declaraciones, como actualmente sucede, explicó David Shirk.
El director del Instituto Transfronterizo de San Diego comentó que a principios del 2011 aplicaron una encuesta a las autoridades antes mencionadas de nueve entidades del país, incluida Baja California, sobre la visión que tienen de la reforma aplicada. (Full Story)

 

2.24.12

La Frontera -- En el foro denominado “Administración y Justicia; la visión de una procuración de calidad”, el cual estuvo encabezado por el procurador General de Justicia del Estado, Rommel Moreno Manjarrez, el director del Instituto Transfronterizo de San Diego, David Shirk, destacó el liderazgo vanguardista que tiene el Estado de Baja California en la implementación, difusión y compromiso con el Nuevo Sistema de Justicia Penal. (Full Story)

 

2.23.12

U-T San Diego -- Q: Does the Greek debt solution provide a good model for handling other European countries’ financial problems and getting the European economy growing again?

Norm Miller, University of San Diego

Answer: YES (Full Story

2.23.12

North County Times -- Reserve Darian Norris hit three 3-pointers during a key three-minute stretch of the second half then added another with 1:17 remaining as the University of San Diego's men's basketball team knocked off Loyola Marymount 60-57 Thursday night. (Full Story)

2.22.12

U-T San Diego -- More affordable housing: “Our big weakness is housing prices,” said Alan Gin, economist at the University of San Diego. “Despite being low, they are still high relative to the rest of the country.” (Full Story

2.19.12

El Nuevo Dia -- Funcionarios en Estados Unidos y México se están dando cuenta de que las empresas delictivas, al igual que otras compañías, no pueden funcionar sin un flujo constante de efectivo, dijo David Shirk, director del Instituto Transfronterizo de la Universidad de San Diego, que promueve el estudio de cuestiones fronterizas.

“Estamos cambiando nuestra estrategia hacia una más diversa de no perseguir únicamente a los malos y arrestarlos, sino perseguir también sus armas, ir detrás de su dinero”, señaló. (Full Story)

 

2.16.12

U-T San Diego -- There is no doubt that all people should answer for the crimes they commit. In addition to paying their debt to U.S. society, it’s also reasonable to expect that foreign guests of this country who commit serious crimes should lose their privilege to remain in the United States, whether they were legally admitted or otherwise.

The thing is, when you have 10 million to 12 million people —roughly 3% of the U.S. population— living in the shadows, you need to determine where to prioritize scarce resources. Used well and targeting the greatest threats to society, prosecutorial discretion provides a mechanism to deploy those resources in the best interests of the public.

Hence, it seems reasonable to focus on expelling, say, drug traffickers rather than illegally hired dishwashers. What both groups really need are legitimate options to earn a decent living in their home country. It would actually be in our own best interest to find ways to help boost the Mexican economy, the second-largest market for U.S. exports (after Canada). Instead, we ignore the causes and focus on the symptoms.

In comparison to shoving millions of people into boxcars, focusing on the most dangerous elements seems to be a reasonable place to start. (Full Story)

 

 

2.14.12

Diario Yucatan -- Funcionarios en Estados Unidos y México se están dando cuenta de que las empresas delictivas, al igual que otras compañías, no pueden funcionar sin un flujo constante de efectivo, dijo David Shirk, director del Instituto Transfronterizo de la Universidad de San Diego, que promueve el estudio de asuntos fronterizos."Estamos cambiando nuestra estrategia hacia una más diversa, no sólo persiguiendo a los malos y arrestándolos, sino persiguiendo también sus armas y su dinero", señaló. (Full Story)

 

2.14.12

Diario Las Americas -- Funcionarios en Estados Unidos y México se están dando cuenta de que las empresas delictivas, al igual que otras compañías, no pueden funcionar sin un flujo constante de efectivo, dijo David Shirk, director del Instituto Transfronterizo de la Universidad de San Diego, que promueve el estudio de cuestiones fronterizas.

“Estamos cambiando nuestra estrategia hacia una estrategia más diversa de no perseguir únicamente a los malos y arrestarlos, sino perseguir también sus armas, ir detrás de su dinero”, señaló. (Full Story)

2.13.12

Eric Pierson, an associate professor of communication studies at the University of San Diego, took a shot at winning $1-million on the January 30 episode of the television game show Who’s Still Standing? (Full Story)

2.13.12

Pekin Times -- Officials in both the U.S. and Mexico are realizing that criminal enterprises, just like other businesses, can’t operate without a steady cash stream, said David Shirk, director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego, which promotes scholarship of border issues.

“We’re shifting our strategy to a more diverse strategy of not just going after bad guys and arresting them, but also going after their guns, going after their money,’’ he said. (Full Story)

 

 

2.13.12

In Sight -- The second is confronting the use of forced confessions as evidence. According to a 2011 report by the University of San Diego's Trans-Border Institute, judges in seven states said in a survey that coercion was "always" used to force confessions. (Full Story)

2.12.12

U-T San Diego -- Officials in both the U.S. and Mexico are realizing criminal enterprises, like other businesses, can’t operate without a steady cash stream, said David Shirk, director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego, which promotes scholarship of border issues.

“We’re shifting our strategy to a more diverse strategy of not just going after bad guys and arresting them, but also going after their guns, going after their money,” he said. (Full Story)

 

2.12.12

Huffington Post -- Officials in both the U.S. and Mexico are realizing that criminal enterprises, just like other businesses, can't operate without a steady cash stream, said David Shirk, director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego, which promotes scholarship of border issues.

"We're shifting our strategy to a more diverse strategy of not just going after bad guys and arresting them, but also going after their guns, going after their money," he said. (Full Story)

 

2.12.12

Boston.com -- Officials in both the U.S. and Mexico are realizing that criminal enterprises, just like other businesses, can’t operate without a steady cash stream, said David Shirk, director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego, which promotes scholarship of border issues.

“We’re shifting our strategy to a more diverse strategy of not just going after bad guys and arresting them, but also going after their guns, going after their money,’’ he said. (Full Story)

 

 

2.11.12

Yahoo! News -- Officials in both the U.S. and Mexico are realizing that criminal enterprises, just like other businesses, can't operate without a steady cash stream, said David Shirk, director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego, which promotes scholarship of border issues.

"We're shifting our strategy to a more diverse strategy of not just going after bad guys and arresting them, but also going after their guns, going after their money," he said. (Full Story)

 

 

2.11.12

The Atlanta Journal Constitution -- Officials in both the U.S. and Mexico are realizing that criminal enterprises, just like other businesses, can't operate without a steady cash stream, said David Shirk, director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego, which promotes scholarship of border issues.

"We're shifting our strategy to a more diverse strategy of not just going after bad guys and arresting them, but also going after their guns, going after their money," he said. (Full Story)

 

2.11.12

Fox News -- Officials in the U.S. and Mexico are realizing that criminal enterprises, just like other businesses, can't operate without a steady cash stream, said David Shirk, director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego, which promotes scholarship of border issues.

"We're shifting our strategy to a more diverse strategy of not just going after bad guys and arresting them, but also going after their guns, going after their money," he said. (Full Story)

 

2.11.12

KTAR -- Officials in both the U.S. and Mexico are realizing that criminal enterprises, just like other businesses, can’t operate without a steady cash stream, said David Shirk, director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego, which promotes scholarship of border issues.

“We’re shifting our strategy to a more diverse strategy of not just going after bad guys and arresting them, but also going after their guns, going after their money,’’ he said. (Full story)

 

 

2.10.12

U-T San Diego -- University of San Diego real estate professor Norm Miller said the deal will help some, but not all, homeowners. (Full Story)

 

2.09.12

U-T San Diego -- Mark Riedy, director of the real estate center at the University of San Diego, said the unprecedented deal between states and major lenders will further throw the U.S. economy off track. (Full Story

2.09.12

U-T San Diego -- Biggest minus: Punishing and rewarding the wrong people - Mark Riedy, executive director, Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate University of San Diego. (Full Story)

2.09.12

New York Times -- “Sinaloa has been hit hard in the past four to six months, but they are clearly operating at a volume they were not able to do 5 or 10 years ago,” said David Shirk, director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego. With methamphetamine, he added: “There is really not much competition. They are probably the only ones with the organizational and logistical capacity to move this kind of product.” (Full Story)

2.08.12

U-T San Diego -- Ann-Marie Auger-Andrews, a 21-year-old student at the University of San Diego, is pursuing a degree in communications. Recent graduates with such degrees, according to the study, receive among the lower salaries, at $33,000 annually. Their unemployment rate, however, is a relatively low 7.3 percent.

“When I chose my major, I really didn’t think much about how much I’d make in the future,” said Auger-Andrews. “I chose it because it’s what I enjoy doing.”

A fellow USD student, electrical engineering major Julie Birch, said she is getting the best of both worlds.

“I chose engineering because I love math and science,” said the 21-year-old. “The salary and the job security were definitely part of my decision to do engineering, but they weren’t the only reason. I’m doing what I love and I get to be paid (well) for it.” (Full Story)

 

 

2.05.12

U-T San Diego -- David Shirk — director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego. Specializes in Mexican politics, U.S.-Mexican relations and the U.S.-Mexico border. He has written or edited seven books, including “Police and Public Security in Mexico.” (Full Story)

2.03.12

MSNBC -- The dramatic growth in operations targeting Mexican methamphetamine super labs from 2007 and 2011 is likely the result of the huge increase in military involvement during Calderon’s war on drugs, said Octavio Rodriguez, coordinator of the Justice in Mexico Project at the University of San Diego’s Trans-Border Institute. (Full Story)

2.03.12

U-T San Diego -- David Shirk — director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego. Specializes in Mexican politics, U.S.-Mexican relations and the U.S.-Mexico border. He has written or edited seven books, including “Police and Public Security in Mexico.”

There is currently no evidence that the roughly 200 anti-immigrant state laws and local ordinances scattered around the country, or federal initiatives like Secure Communities, are causing undocumented persons to leave the country.

Sure, requiring a visa or proof of citizenship to get city parking permits, send kids to school, obtain a library card, open a bank account, ride city buses, rent an apartment, etc. would put greater scrutiny on undocumented immigrants (and everyone else). But these policies merely drive the undocumented even deeper into the shadows of our economy and strain local law-enforcement budgets with an unfunded mandate. (Full Story)

 

1.31.12

San Diego Business Journal -- The University of San Diego’s Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate’s Index of Leading Economic Indicators for San Diego County showed higher increases among the data points, led by a 0.83 percent increase in the index for the nation’s leading economic indicators. (Full Story)

1.31.12

U-T San Diego -- Tom Reifer, a sociology professor at the University of San Diego, said hunger strikes historically have been an important tool for drawing attention to social issues such as civil rights. But he said it’s tricky for groups to respond to activists who strike out on their own. For those protesters, Reifer said, the impact of their campaign often depends on whether organizations adopt and publicize the cause. (Full Story)

1.30.12

U-T San Diego The first lesson that 10 students from the University of San Diego’s Hahn School of Nursing learned on their weeklong immersion into community health care in Haiti was interior decorating with mosquito netting. (Full story)

1.30.12

U-T San Diego — USD's baseball program has risen to national prominence during the past decade, with the Toreros advancing to the NCAA Tournament seven times since 2002. In 2007, USD was ranked No. 4 and received a national seed in the postseason. (Full Story)

1.27.12

Ultimo Segundo -- "Houve certamente uma mudança da violência da fronteira para dentro dos Estados rurais", disse David A. Shirk, diretor do Instituto Transfronteiriço da Universidade de San Diego, que acompanha de perto os crimes relacionados ao tráfico de drogas. (Full Story)

1.25.12

KPBS -- A book that has helped thousands of families maneuver through the illness (and even the death) of a parent has now been revised and updated. How to Help Children Through a Parent's Serious Illness is the result of an interesting collaboration between a child life specialist and a reporter. Kathleen McCue is a child-life specialist at the Cleveland Clinic. Ronald Bonn is a veteran television journalist who now teaches journalism at the University of San Diego. (Full Story

1.25.12

Green Bay Press Gazette -- "If it can turn a kid's day around, that's an accomplishment in itself," said Callie, 21, a communication studies major in her senior year at University of San Diego. (Full Story)

 

1.24.12

San Diego Union-Tribune -- And they are well-paying jobs, with an average salary of $86,133, according to a report last week by Ryan Ratcliff, economist with the University of San Diego.

But Ratcliff added that in a county where two-thirds of residents never graduated a four-year college, it's still hard to find well-paying jobs for many of the unemployed. (Full Story

1.24.12

San Diego Union-Tribune -- The Regional Climate Education Partnership is excited about the launch of our website,” Michel Boudrias, a USD professor and the lead scientist for the project said in a prepared statement. “We recognize there’s a lot of information available on the state, national and international levels. This site gives the San Diego region a chance to find information about local climate science efforts and the educational resources of the project and to keep abreast of what we’re learning so our community can make informed decisions about climate change impacts.” (Full Story)

 

1.24.12

Santa Fe Radio Café -- David Shirk Director of the Trans-Border Institute, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of San Diego. He will be speaking tonight at 6pm at the James A Little Theater as part of the Lannan Foundation series, In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom. (Full Story)

1.23.12

El Paso Inc. -- Although educational outcomes have greatly improved in Mexico, low high school graduation rates and high attrition rates in the northern industrial states of Baja California and Chihuahua "hinder development of a highly educated workforce," concluded a 1997 study by the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego.

"The gap between the U.S. and Mexican sides is great enough that people have a strong incentive" to cross, said David Shirk, the institute's director. (Full Story)

1.23.12

Mexidata.info -- Statistics from the University of San Diego's Trans-Border Institute show that the three cities that were the most violent in 2010, Ciudad Juárez, Tijuana, and Culiacán, violence actually dropped noticeably, though it still remained high in all three (especially Juárez and Culiacán). (Full Story)

1.20.12

Yahoo! Sports -- The University of San Diego sits on 180 acres overlooking a canyon. The campus is dominated by 16th century Spanish Renaissance architecture. It delivers an elite, Catholic education. It’s near a vibrant downtown and stunning beaches. Plus, don’t forget, there’s all that glorious sunshine. (Full Story

1.20.12

NBC San Diego -- Now a University of San Diego student, Mallon works with Kirchhoff to spread what he’s learned to other student athletes. (Full Story)

1.20.12

San Diego Union-Tribune -- San Diego will likely see slow growth in jobs and a continuing decline in home prices in 2012 as the economy remains bogged down by the lingering effects of the Great Recession, according to an annual roundtable of local economists at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

1.20.12

Diario Yucatan -- "Ha habido un cambio de la violencia, alejándose de la frontera y de vuelta a estados del interior", sostuvo David A. Shrik, director del Instituto Trans-Fronterizo de la Universidad de San Diego, California. (Full Story)

1.18.12

New York Times -- “There has been a definite shift of violence away from the border and back to the interior states,” said David A. Shirk, director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego, who closely tracks drug crime. (Full Story)

1.16.12

San Diego Union-Tribune -- The Urban Land Institute local chapter holds a mayoral candidate forum focusing on real estate and land-use issues. 5 p.m., Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice on the University of San Diego campus on Linda Vista Road. (Full Story

1.16.12

New York Times -- Although educational outcomes have greatly improved in Mexico, low high school graduation rates and high attrition rates in the northern industrial states of Baja California and Chihuahua “hinder development of a highly educated work force,” concluded a 1997 study by the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego.

“The gap between the U.S. and Mexican sides is great enough that people have a strong incentive” to cross, said David Shirk, the institute’s director. (Full Story)

 

1.11.12

San Diego Reader -- Alan Gin, economist at the University of San Diego, also thinks European megrims will not make a big dent in San Diego this year. (Full Story)

1.11.12

ESPN W. -- Dominique Conners, San Diego. Conners, a senior guard, had 20 points in a big conference win for the Toreros over Saint Mary's. (Full Story)

1.10.12

Law.com -- "I'm optimistic for the first time in a long time that there's going to be some improvement," said Robert Fellmeth, founder of the University of San Diego's Center for Public Interest Law, who served as State Bar discipline monitor from 1987 to 1992. (Full Story

1.06.12

Los Angeles Times -- The cartel also recruited gang members from San Diego who were trained by Middle Eastern mercenaries, said Nathan Jones, an adjunct lecturer at the University of San Diego who wrote his dissertation on the history of the organization. (Full Story

1.05.12

CNSNews.com -- Michael Rappaport, a professor at the University of San Diego School of Law, said recess appointments can be problematic. “I don't think the Constitution gives the authority under its original meaning,” Rappaport told CNSNews.com. (Full Story

1.04.12

North County Times -- The University of San Diego men's tennis team is ranked 27th in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association preseason rankings. (Full Story)

1.03.12

Education Week -- At the University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences, their mission reflects a global perspective and student teachers are placed in field experiences that support building upon the knowledge and skills obtained through coursework. (Full Story

1.03.12

North County Times -- The University of San Diego is 5-8 as the new year begins. Freshman guard Johnny Dee (Rancho Buena Vista) leads the team in scoring with 13.2 points a game. He has hit 34-of-83 3-point attempts (41.0 percent). Sophomore forward Dennis Kramer (La Costa Canyon) is averaging 6.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and leads the team with 15 blocked shots. Freshman guard Nick Kerr (Torrey Pines) has played in seven games and is averaging 1.7 points. (Full Story)

1.02.12

North County Times -- University of San Diego senior guard Morgan Woodrow was named the West Coast Conference women's basketball player of the week, the conference announced Monday. (Full Story)

12.30.11

San Diego Union-Tribune -- The University of San Diego graduate has been at Marcus & Millichap since 2003 and was promoted to his current position in August 2009. (Full Story)

12.21.11

New York Times -- Frank Partnoy, the director of the Center on Corporate and Securities Law at the University of San Diego and a longtime critic of Wall Street (and a former Morgan Stanley employee) has an even more skeptical view. “It’s another example of how the cash cow of I.P.O.’s creates corruption and self-dealing,” he said, adding that he takes “the corruption part as a given.” (Full Story

12.19.11

San Diego Union-Tribune -- Alan Gin, University of San Diego

Answer: No

Not on their own. A president can make proposals, but legislation needs to be passed by Congress. (Full Story

12.15.11

San Diego Union-Tribune -- Rhee brought her controversial brand of reform to a packed house at the University of San Diego, where she advocated for parent empowerment and the need to abolish “last in, first out” seniority-based union hiring rules — issues she said local parents and educators have contacted her about since she started her nonprofit organization, StudentsFirst, a year ago. (Full Story

12.13.11

San Diego Union-Tribune -- Jones, married and the mother of four adult children, holds a doctorate in pediatric nutrition from the University of San Diego. She serves as a board member for Hospital Infantil and oversees its nutrition department. She’s also closely involved in planning for next year’s addition of a $3.2 million surgery center, as well as raising $3 million for new equipment. (Full Story

12.13.11

San Diego Union-Tribune -- Mayor Jerry Sanders and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson — Rhee’s husband — will get the conversation started at the University of San Diego event sponsored by Rhee’s nonprofit StudentsFirst. It’s uncertain where this will go since California’s Constitution assigns power over local education to elected school boards. (Full Story

12.12.11

San Diego Union-Tribune -- Maria Pascuzzi, an associate professor of biblical studies at the University of San Diego, said the recitations can be music to the ears. (Full Story

12.08.11

Reuters -- "Mexico ... has a reputation deservedly or not for lawlessness and so it was probably a calculation that if you go to Mexico ... you can get away and hide out," said David Shirk, director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego. (Full Story

12.07.11

North County Times -- In a forum held Tuesday at the University of San Diego, Escondido Mayor Sam Abed and Bill Flores, a retired assistant sheriff and Latino advocate, presented vastly different visions of Escondido's treatment of illegal immigrants. (Full Story)  

12.06.11

New York Times -- In a study conducted by the University of San Diego professor Nadav Goldschmied, which examined field goals attempted from 2002 to 2007 in overtime or with one minute or less remaining in regulation when the kicking team was tied or trailing by 3 points, the success rate of kicks dropped to 66.4 percent from 80.4 percent when a timeout was called before the attempt. (Full Story

12.05.11

Nurse.com -- The program will launch next fall seeded by $500,000. The Jonas Center's goal is to support 50 nursing scholars nationwide in 2012 and expand the program in the coming years. The first PhD/DNP cohort includes five students from the University of San Diego Hahn School of Nursing, selected as the pilot site for the program. (Full Story

11.29.11

USA Today -- Pat Libby, director of the University of San Diego's Institute for Nonprofit Education and Research, says the catalyst for that desire is often a sense of responsibility in reaction to obvious needs. (Full Story

11.27.11

San Diego Union-Tribune -- Can we be thankful for something going right in the economy this Thanksgiving weekend?

Alan Gin, University of San Diego
Answer: Yes
(Full Story)  

11.26.11

The Economist -- The dip in violence suggests that it has at last beaten or reached an accommodation with its rivals, believes David Shirk, head of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego. (Full Story

11.22.11

Corona Del Mar Patch -- Nicholas Ongaro is a long way from Corona del Mar, and he's enjoying every minute of it.

Ongaro, 20, a 2009 graduate of Sage Hill High School, traded in his traditional studies at the University of San Diego this fall for a semester at sea to travel the globe. (Full Story

11.18.11

San Diego Union-Tribune -- The economy has been the big issue in the presidential campaign and every candidate and President Obama have staked their claims on what should be done. All our panelists teach students, so we wanted to ask what they would do if they had the candidates in their classes. 

Norm Miller, University of San Diego

Answer: No

(Full Story

11.17.11

San Diego Union-Tribune -- Scott Himelstein is the director of the Center for Education Policy and Law at the University of San Diego.

Frustrated by the lack of progress to bring a University of California or California State University campus to the South Bay, leaders at the local high school district are considering a plan to build their own college campus informally dubbed “Sweetwater U.” (Full Story)

11.17.11

U.S. News and World Report-- Kathy Missell is the store director at the University of San Diego Bookstore.

The end of final exam season can be a time of excitement for college students looking for a break after a semester of academic rigor. But it can also be a time of extreme frustration when students discover they will not be receiving as much cash as they had hoped for from college bookstores for the textbooks that may have strained their bank accounts at the beginning of the semester. (Full Story)

11.15.11

Nurse.com -- In recognition of the dedication and sacrifice of the nation’s veterans, the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence has established a program to improve the health of veterans, specifically those of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, by supporting doctoral-level nursing candidates who are committed to advancing veterans’ healthcare in areas from patient care to policy and administration. (Full Story)

11.09.11

The Sacramento Bee -- In fact, the county's rural border communities are relatively poor and isolated, said Charles Pope, assistant director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego. "There's not a lot of industry or commerce or infrastructure," he said. (Full Story

11.08.11

Wall Street Journal -- In the Darwinian world of high finance, no one should be shedding tears. As Frank Partnoy, a professor of law and finance at the University of San Diego, says: "The failure illustrates how much financial markets are about trust and confidence. Once you lose those, you are done." (Full Story

11.03.11

San Diego Union-Tribune -- Speaking at the University of San Diego's Shiley Theatre, Skloot shared how the family was wary of her in the beginning -- just another white person who wanted something from them, she said. And how, even after the book came out, they were reluctant to be in the spotlight. (Full Story)

11.03.11

Soccer Nation News-- The University of San Diego women’s soccer team will close out the West Coast Conference against tenth-ranked Santa Clara in a game that will decide the WCC regular season title. The match will be televised from Torero Stadium to a national audience on ESPNU. (Full Story)

11.01.11

San Diego Union-Tribune -- “I’m a little more worried (about slipping back into recession) than I was five months ago, but it’s more likely that we’ll grind along, stuck in the mud, proceeding at stall speed,” said University of San Diego economist Ryan Ratcliff, who helped compile the Anderson report. (Full Story

10.31.11

San Diego Union-Tribune -- The question: Should mortgage lenders adopt the president’s new refinancing plan to help ‘underwater’ homeowners?

Alan Gin, University of San Diego, Answer: Yes

The plan will help the economy in a couple of ways. (Full Story

10.28.11

NBC 7 San Diego -- People seem more willing to spend money. While the numbers are positive, a professor at the university of San Diego, Alan Gin, says don't expect any mass hirings any time soon.

Click here for the video clip. 

10.27.11

San Diego Union-Tribune -- The University of San Diego has been named to the Kiplinger’s Personal Finance list of private schools that offer the best value.

The magazine’s analysis considered factors including four-year graduation rates, student debt at graduation and low class size. (Full Story

10.27.11

San Diego Union-Tribune -- The University of San Diego, a private institution, also has seen a sharp increase in the number of veteran students on campus.

Tom Herrinton, vice provost, said the school averaged about 35 veteran students a year through 2008. Then the VA implemented the Yellow Ribbon Program within the GI Bill, making participating private institutions more affordable. This year USD enrolled 147 veterans. (Full Story

10.26.11

San Diego Union-Tribune -- Gary Gray, a University of San Diego political science professor said Issa’s attendance at the event is part of the Washington culture.

“It’s the way the system functions in terms of campaign finance,” Gray said. (Full Story

10.25.11

San Diego Union-Tribune -- It is one of a handful of science-themed programs offered locally, including a one-day Expanding Your Horizons conference to be held in March at the University of San Diego for girls in sixth through tenth grade. (Full Story

10.17.11

Hispanic Marketing -- Kristin Moran, associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of San Diego, was curious to know how Latinos consume media and their perceptions of Spanish language television as well as of the portrayal of Latinos in mainstream media. Toward that goal she conducted detailed interviews with 17 families in 2008 and again in 2010. (Full Story

10.14.11

San Diego Union-Tribune -- Two months ago, the government asked the public for suggestions on how to get something done. Miller said the Federal Housing Finance Agency received 4,000 comments.

 

The Union-Tribune this week asked University of San Diego real estate professor Norm Miller on his thoughts about such a strategy, in an email. This is this week's Five on Friday Q&A. (Full Story

10.13.11

The Economist -- Winning a conviction in the first place is hard enough. Insider trading is tough to prove, and it can take years to gather enough evidence to bring charges. Detection is also getting harder. Investors are able to trade more quickly and in greater volumes than ever before. According to Frank Partnoy of the University of San Diego: “Before you were trying to find a needle in a haystack [but] at least you could see the needle gleaming. Now you have to find a needle in a million haystacks.” (Full Story

10.11.11

San Diego Union-Tribune -- Cox said a centennial coin, sponsored by Wells Fargo, will be sold at the event as will a book written about the centennial by Steven Schoenherr, a retired history professor at the University of San Diego. (Full Story

10.11.11

San Diego Union-Tribune -- “You have a whole social-justice tradition in San Diego,” University of San Diego sociologist Thomas Reifer said, citing all the way back to the 1912 Industrial Workers of the World riots that climaxed with Socialist leader Emma Goldman being booted out of the county by vigilantes. (Full Story

10.10.11

Fox News -- Robert Fellmeth, a law professor at the University of San Diego and director of the Children's Advocacy Institute, estimates that as many as 30 percent of foster children may be the victims of identity theft.

The culprit could be a close relative wanting to pay a bill, open a utility account or support an addiction, Fellmeth said, though foster parents and child welfare officials are sometimes to blame, too. (Full Story

10.09.11

San Diego Union-Tribune -- The national Occupy movement has not clearly defined its demands, or what it wants as a solution to some of the concerns.

It’s too early in the movement for it to be that organized, said Casey Dominguez, associate professor of Political Science at the University of San Diego. (Full Story

10.08.11

The Seattle Times -- But some experts argue that this commingling actually undermines security. After a decade of record deportations, critics argue, it has become even harder to separate the two groups that now define the border: professional criminals and experienced migrants motivated by family ties in the United States.

"If you think drug dealers and terrorists are much more dangerous than maids and gardeners, then we should get as many visas as possible to those people, so we can focus on the real threat," said David Shirk, director of the Transborder Institute at the University of San Diego. "Widening the gates would strengthen the walls." (Full Story

10.03.11

San Diego Union-Tribune -- Scott Himelstein, director of the Center for Education Policy and Law at the University of San Diego, said he’s not convinced that college and career readiness can be fairly measured. (Full Story

10.02.11

New York Times -- "If you think drug dealers and terrorists are much more dangerous than maids and gardeners, then we should get as many visas as possible to those people, so we can focus on the real threat," said David Shirk, director of the Transborder Institute at the University of San Diego. "Widening the gates would strengthen the walls." (Full Story

9.26.11

San Diego Union-Tribune -- “We still have a weak labor market,” said Mark Riedy, executive director of the real estate center at the University of San Diego. “I don’t see a flurry of refinancing because those who can’t (refinance) can’t, and those who can, they’re refinancing over and over again.” (Full Story

9.25.11

The Chronicle of Higher Education -- The commission will surely hear the perspectives of admissions officers who agree with Minh-Ha Hoang, director of admissions at the University of San Diego. On Saturday, Ms. Hoang described how, in a world of tight budgets and sharp competition for applicants, many colleges need third-party help to recruit in overseas markets. (Full Story

9.20.11

San Diego Union-Tribune -- Scott Himelstein, a former acting California education secretary and director of the Center for Education Policy and Law at University of San Diego, said an overhaul of the rules and regulations of the educational system are needed to make schools more nimble to change.

It takes too long to change teaching methods and curriculum, implement technology or try new approaches, said Himelstein. (Full Story

9.06.11

Voice of San Diego -- Laura Rivard, PhD is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of San Diego. 

Although we are famous for our beaches and mild climate, San Diego has the third largest concentration of biotechnology companies among U.S. metropolitan areas, with hundreds of companies employing tens of thousands of people (city-data.com, 2004). (Full Story)

8.30.11

San Diego Union Tribune -- Shaun Martin, a law professor at the University of San Diego School of Law who writes about appellate court decisions, said the ruling shows how courts are increasingly concerned about the amount of money plaintiffs can get for their injuries.

“They are saying we don’t want people making money off an injury,” Martin said. “It’s the windfall argument: If you are not really out of pocket, why should you get any money?”  (Full Story)

Professor Shaun P. Martin served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review and a general editor of Harvard University?s Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. He clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and practiced law with Quinn, Emanuel, Urquhart & Oliver in Los Angeles before coming to USD in 1995. Martin teaches civil procedure and professional ethics. He writes in the areas of civil procedure, criminal law and professional responsibility.

8.29.11

Radio Lab -- In movies and daydreams, winning changes everything. But in real life, it's not always so easy to pin down which ending is the happiest, or who deserves the glory. Scott Allison and University of San Diego professor Nadav Goldschmied, who study this very propensity, say that there's such a deeply ingrained, strong bias for the underdog...that only 1 in 5 people admit to pulling for the top dog. (Full Story

8.25.11

KLAS 8 News --

Now the trade has ceded control to the cartels like La Familia; violent gangs with lookouts in Mexico and in the states.

"Those super labs get set up in places like Mexico where enforcement is more lax. Where organized crime groups have more leeway,\" said David Shirk, University of San Diego.

The U.S. sends upwards of $400 million a year to Mexico to help combat drugs. American agents have a near permanent presence there; a source of tension.  (Full Story)

David Shirk, PhD, is the director of the Trans-Border Institute and associate professor of Political Science at the University of San Diego. Dr. Shirk received his doctorate at the University of California-San Diego, and specializes in Mexican politics, U.S.-Mexican relations, and the U.S.-Mexican border.

8.25.11

San Diego Union Tribune -- "You might see the commercial real estate sector lead us out of the recession," said Norm Miller, professor at the University of San Diego, at the San Diego Association of Realtors real estate summit Wednesday. "It's usually housing that leads." (Full Story)

Norm Miller is a professor and director of academic programs at the University of San Diego’s Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate. He received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in finance and real estate with a minor in city and regional planning.

8.25.11

The Modesto Bee -- While most college students would be content with driving or flying down to their college, 18-year-old Kyle is riding his bicycle. Perhaps if he were planning to attend Modesto Junior College or California State University, Stanislaus, no one would think twice about Kyle's chosen method of transportation. However, he soon will be a freshman at the University of San Diego. That's right, San Diego!  (Full Story)

8.25.11

Southern California Public Radio -- Hofer and Lujan say that for the violence to end, people in the United States – the main consumer of the drugs that cause the problem in the first place – must also hear and talk about the violence.

University of San Diego scholar David Shirk agrees. "We academics have been writing about this stuff for a very long time and we have all kinds of graphs and charts and things, but it’s an entirely different thing when you can frame a message in a way that appeals to a mass audience," Shirk says, "and artists, poets, songwriters, these are the people who really know how to do that."  (Full Story)

8.21.11

North County Times -- Louis Galuppo, residential real estate director of the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate at the University of San Diego, was incredulous when asked about this kind of purchaser.

"What move-up buyer?" he asked. "The people that would normally be moving up today, they're trapped. They can't move." (Full Story

8.13.11

North County Times -- "This is the first time we've had such a heavy inventory of foreclosures since 1929 or so," said Norm Miller, a professor at the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate at the University of San Diego. "You actually have people who abandoned their homes. It creates a contagion effect on their neighborhoods." (Full Story

8.11.11

KFMB -- A University of San Diego business professor said Monday that the stock market dive is a result of the failure of the nation's political leaders to act cohesively when solving the debt ceiling issue in recent weeks.

Alan Gin, known for his monthly San Diego Index of Leading Economic Indicators, told City News Service that today's drop of nearly 635 points by the Dow Jones Industrials was prompted by Friday night's lowering of the U.S. credit rating by Standard & Poor's, which cited concern over the "political discourse" and "intransigence" in Washington, D.C. (Full Story)

8.11.11

San Diego Union-Tribune --

The jobs represent some of the few positions being created in the retail sector, said Alan Gin, economist at the University of San Diego.

“Kohl’s has taken an aggressive stance in the last couple of years in expansion,” Gin said. (Full Story)

8.11.11

San Diego Union-Tribune --

“More particularly they were concerned with how ugly the process got,” said Alan Gin, economist of the University of San Diego. “They didn’t think that entitlements would be able to be cut and taxes would be able to be raised.”  (Full Story)

8.11.11

San Diego Union-Tribune --

“More particularly they were concerned with how ugly the process got,” said Alan Gin, economist of the University of San Diego. “They didn’t think that entitlements would be able to be cut and taxes would be able to be raised.”  (Full Story)

8.04.11

Los Angeles Times -- Tellingly, that state, which is traditionally seen as a PAN and Catholic stronghold, notched the third biggest uptick in economic growth in the first trimester among Mexico's 31 states (link in Spanish). Queretaro also has one of the lowest rates of violent deaths related to the drug war, according to a recent report by the Transborder Institute at the University of San Diego. (Full story)

7.31.11

Army Times -- George Reed, a retired colonel and leadership expert at the University of San Diego who has written extensively about negative leadership in the military, said addressing the issue of toxic leaders is critical for the long-term health of the Army.

“We want to be effective, but even great organizations can be run into the ground,” Reed said. (Full Story

7.26.11

San Diego Business Journal -- The 0.2 percent decline in the University of San Diego’s Index of Leading Economic Indicators wasn’t much, but sufficient for its compiler, USD economics professor Alan Gin, to be concerned.

 

“Economists usually look for three consecutive changes in one direction in a leading index as a signal of a turning point in an economy, so it remains to be seen whether this is a beginning of a trend or simply a one-month aberration,” Gin said.  (Full Story)

7.26.11

San Diego Union Tribune -- University of San Diego economist Alan Gin said the trends are not encouraging, given that apartment building activity started strong at the beginning of the year and trailed off lately.


"What's particularly significant is June is usually the best month of the year for building permits," Gin said. "Typically it's about 30 percent more than the average month."  (Full Story)

 

7.21.11

La Jolla Patch -- The University of San Diego’s latest Index of Leading Economic Indicators for San Diego County shows slow growth across nearly every economic indicator. It reported positive growth for the local economy overall in the past two years, but it has been extremely slow moving. The monthly report has charted 26 consecutive months without a decline. (Full Story)

7.21.11

San Diego Union Tribune -- It depends on who acts more quickly: The president or Congress. Of course, the president would have to sign any plan approved by Congress.

“Legally and practically President Obama will be making the decision,” said Michael Rappaport, professor of law at the University of San Diego School of Law. “Congress has no authority unless they pass legislation. “ (Full Story)

7.14.11

San Diego Union-Tribune -- "There seems to be kind of a giant aberration here. This just doesn’t happen,” said Scott Himelstein, president of San Diegans 4 Great Schools and director of the University of San Diego’s Center for Educational Policy and Law. “It’s hard to say whether it’s the methodology, the process. Are there shenanigans? I think we’ve got to find out because this definitely impacts the rights of citizens and voters.”

San Diegans 4 Great Schools turned in 129,283 signatures, many more than the 93,085 needed to qualify a charter amendment petition. A hand count found that only 90,027 were valid. (Full Story)

 

7.12.11

San Diego Union-Tribune -- Scott Himelstein, president of San Diegans 4 Great Schools and director of the University of San Diego’s Center for Educational Policy and Law, said he had not heard of the decision when reached late Monday in Sacramento.

“If this is the case, it obviously is a very bitter disappointment not only for myself but all the folks who worked on this. And, more importantly, it is a stall in a chance to reform our education system and our governance structure,” he said. (Full Story)

6.28.11

Reuters -- Scott Anders, director of the Energy Policy Initiatives Center at the University of San Diego's School of Law, noted that the majority of San Diego County's 3 million residents live along the Pacific Coast or in the county's 18 cities, while the unincorporated lands to the east remain sparsely populated. (Full Story

6.22.11

sandiegometro.com -- “We are excited to offer these programs on the cutting-edge of health care that will provide high-paying jobs in such a tight economy,” said Sally Brosz Hardin, dean of USD’s School of Nursing. (Full Story)

6.21.11

Voice of San Diego -- Scott Anders, director of University of San Diego's Energy Policy Initiatives Center, said he expects some new projects will succeed. One project's failure doesn't reflect on the others. "Individual projects have individual challenges," Anders said. (Full story)

6.20.11

Yahoo News-- "Brown seems to be much more engaged and using personal levers more effectively, but that's not enough," says Gary Gray, a political-science professor who studies California politics at the University of San Diego.

"It's this fundamental gridlock built in as part of the rules." (Full Story)

6.20.11

John Joe Schlichtman, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of San Diego, is conducting academic research in the city of High Point, NC.

hpe.com-- “One of the risks is that globalized cities tend to pay a great deal of attention to what outside interests think. Oftentimes, this can lead to resident interests falling to the back burner. Residents can feel invisible,” he said. (Full Story)

 

 

6.17.11

Inside Higher Ed -- The University of San Diego researchers considered demographic factors such as being a first-generation student, race, employment, sexual orientation, and disabilities. Using open-ended focus groups, they asked students to identify their top three stressors and then sorted them by rank, frequency and severity between groups. So, for example, while students with disabilities were stressed by social issues most frequently, that form of stress was most severe for students of color. The same was true of time and non-school work stressors. (Full Story)

 

6.16.11

San Diego Union Tribune -- Mark Riedy, executive director of University of San Diego's real estate center, said banks continue to be "judicious" about pushing homes through the foreclosure process because they don't want too many losses on their books. Lenders have been controlling that flow also because too large of an infusion could "further depress prices," Riedy said. (Full Story)

 

6.14.11

Forbes -- David Shirk, director of the University of San Diego Trans-Border Institute, called the release of Hank Rhon a "huge embarrassment."

"It's not so much that they made a mistake. It's that they have not been able to convict a noticeable number of organized crime suspects," he said. (Full Story)

 

6.07.11

NetApp -- USD is committed to advancing academic excellence, expanding liberal and professional knowledge, and preparing students for success. The diversity of USD’s academic programs, breadth of resources, and state-of-the-art facilities make sure that students will gain the maximum value from their educational experience. (Full Story

6.06.11

Norm Miller is a professor and director of academic programs at the University of San Diego’s Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate.

San Diego Union Tribune -- Q: Do you expect the apparent double-dip in home prices nationally and locally to continue through the rest of the year?

ANSWER: Yes

But the declines are slowing and they are purely driven by the mix of distress sales which have been heavy. We are bouncing along a rocky bottom and the reason Case-Shiller is so volatile is that it has been hard to predict how fast the foreclosure process would occur after the robo-signing fiasco.  (Full Story)

6.03.11

San Diego Union Tribune -- The University of San Diego has appointed Stephen C. Ferruolo dean of its law school.

Ferruolo is the founding partner and chairman of the San Diego office of Goodwin Procter LLP, an international firm with 850 attorneys in nine offices. (Full Story)

 

6.03.11

Sacramento Bee -- But the troops' presence on the border is about more than arrests, seizures and security, said David Shirk, director of the University of San Diego's Trans-Border Institute.

"Symbolism and signaling does matter in politics, and the Obama administration is making an effort to clearly demonstrate to the public that the U.S. border is more heavily fortified than at any point in its history, since for many voters securing the border is an important first step prior to any conversation about reforming U.S. immigration policy," he said. (Full Story)

 

 

6.01.11

San Diego Union Tribune -- USD freshman Manav Shah shot a 5-under 67 in the final round of the NCAA Division I San Diego Regional at The Farms in Rancho Santa Fe. (Full Story)

6.01.11

National Law Journal -- Two law schools named new deans on Monday.

The University of San Diego took a somewhat unusual approach and went outside the academy to bring on Goodwin Procter partner Stephen Ferruolo. (Full Story)

5.31.11

Tom Reifer is an associate professor of sociology at the University of San Diego.

San Diego Union Tribune -- California has racked up a dubious achievement. Our state is home to the most expensive prison system in the world, costing roughly $50,000 annually per prisoner. We now spend more of the general fund on prisons – almost 11 percent – than on higher education, which only gets 7.5 percent. California’s prison expenditures, which have increased 1,000 percent in the last three decades, are a substantial part of the state’s massive budget deficit. Moreover, prison costs are forcing cuts in education and badly needed youth services which are essential for reducing crime. Zero tolerance models of policing, the war on drugs, and the related incarceration boom are all associated with racial profiling, especially of poor young blacks and Latinos. These constituencies now disproportionately fill the state and nation’s prisons, about two-thirds of the total number. (Full Story)

5.31.11

San Diego Union Tribune -- Rising home construction and an improving job market helped brighten the outlook for the local economy, according to the latest index of leading economic indicators from the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

5.27.11

San Diego Voice & Viewpoint -- On Friday, May 20, 2011, University of San Diego (USD) held a special ceremony for graduating Black students and their families. The ceremony was held at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at one of the higher points on the west side of the campus. Thirty Black graduates chose to participate in the ceremony that allowed one family member the honor of placing a kente cloth stole around their neck and escorting them across the stage. (Full Story)

 

5.27.11

San Diego Union Tribune -- Linda Scales, director of career services at the University of San Diego, said many students are getting jobs shortly after graduation.

“What we are seeing most dramatically right now that’s different from the last few years is just-in-time hiring with the upturn in the economy,” Scales said. “We’re not seeing panic this year. We’re seeing students that are much more serious about the job search and are preparing way in advance.” (Full Story)

 

5.27.11

SanDiego.com -- Brown should be a familiar face to local basketball fans. He's a 1993 University of San Diego graduate with a degree in business administration and spent two years on the Toreros' squad. He averaged 7.6 points and 3.1 rebounds as a senior in the '91-92 season, starting 19 of 28 games.

Brown's resume is as impressive as any of the other alleged candidates for the Laker job, which included deposed Houston coach Rick Adelman, among many others. Brown spent five years with the Cavaliers, compiling a 272-138 regular-season record, 42-29 in the playoffs. Brown, who led Cleveland to the NBA's best regular-season record his last two seasons, has also been an assistant with Indiana, San Antonio and Washington. Brown was an ESPN analyst this season. (Full Story)

 

5.27.11

Milburn Line is executive director of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at the University of San Diego.

Huffington Post -- A spate of recent editorials in major U.S. press outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Miami Herald, Los Angeles Times, New York Times and in the Wall Street Journal (again) are disappointingly short-sighted and reflect a sadly parochial view of our economic and foreign policy interests. The Colombian Foreign Minister meets Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday and a few reasons to question the seemingly unanimous chorus are in order.

Anyone familiar with, or remotely concerned about, the realities of the fifty-year conflict in Colombia would realize that our policy package has to go beyond the mechanics of free trade and their domestic political implications here in the U.S. I am not referring to the concerns of unionists in the States about free trade deals exporting jobs overseas or the data that indicates free trade enriches subsidized industrial agriculture in the U.S. and decimates local agriculture in the partner country, though these are important sources of concern. (Full Story)

5.23.11

KGTV San Diego -- Retired television and radio talk show host Larry King will be the featured speaker in commencement ceremonies at the University of San Diego on Sunday.

King will speak to graduating seniors in the College of Arts and Sciences in the Jenny Craig Pavilion at commencement ceremonies that began at 9 a.m.

USD's School of Business Administration and Engineering will hold graduation ceremonies, starting at 2 p.m. Donald Knauss, a USD trustee and head of The Clorox Co., will address the graduates. (Full story)

5.23.11

San Diego Union Tribune -- A century ago, all it took was a few wealthy civic leaders to make Balboa Park what it is.

But today, according to University of San Diego law professor Nancy Carter, that top-down approach doesn’t work so often.

“Civic life no longer evolves through the action of a handful of people,” she said. “I think that’s a big difference these days.” (Full Story)

5.23.11

Avi Spiegel is an assistant professor of political science at the University of San Diego in California and a fellow at the Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas. He is completing a book on the next generation of political Islam, based on fieldwork among young Islamist activists.

Huffington Post -- Is the Arab Spring really an "American" Revolution? According to President Obama and his speechwriters, the answer is, surprisingly, yes.

The dramatic political change that has taken place in the Middle East over the last six months has been led not by the United States, but by young protesters on the ground. Administration officials have largely been relegated to the role of spectators -- watching, not directing, events unfolding before their eyes. (Full Story)

5.23.11

Al Jazeera -- Avi Spiegel, an assistant professor of political science at the University of San Diego discusses President Barack Obama's speech on the Arab Spring. 

Click here for the video clip.

5.18.11

The California Report-- A recent appeals court ruling looks likely to force twenty of California's biggest counties to disclose the names and retirement benefits of tens of thousands of public employees. A number of newspapers around the state have sued to get access to that data. And a number of local officials see the order by the Third District Court of Appeal forcing Sacramento County to divulge its pension particulars as a sign this fight is over. Guest: Craig Barkacs, professor of business law, University of San Diego. (Full Story)

 

5.16.11

San Diego Union Tribune-- The dream of homeownership is still alive in today’s tough economy, but it has become harder to achieve. The strongest evidence came from the latest census figures that show a small percentage of San Diegans own their own homes today than they did 10 years ago.

Norm Miller, a real estate professor at the University of San Diego, said he still recommends home buying as a good financial decision.

“Just don’t count on getting rich,” he said. (Full Story)

5.16.11

Council on Foreign Relations -- The University of San Diego's David A. Shirk discusses the findings of his recent Council Special Report The Drug War in Mexico: Confronting a Shared Threat, as part of CFR's State and Local Officials Conference Call Series. (Full Story)

5.11.11

San Diego Union Tribune -- “The 3 to 4 percent of households at the margin who would normally be renters became owners because of the easy underwriting and subprime lenders and this psyche that you can never lose on housing.," said Norm Miller, a real estate professor at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

 

5.08.11

San Diego Union Tribune -- Hager is president and CEO of the San Diego Natural History Museum and president of the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership. Engstrand is Distinguished History Professor at the University of San Diego and editor of The Journal of San Diego History.

Before 1973, cars could be driven all the way through Balboa Park on El Prado from Sixth Avenue on the west to Park Boulevard on the east. Today, park visitors stroll down El Prado from the Bea Evenson Fountain in front of the Natural History Museum to the Art Museum enjoying the historic buildings and spectacular landscaping in pedestrian-friendly spaces free of cars. (Full Story)

 

 

5.07.11

San Diego Union Tribune -- Al-Qaeda has changed into a more diffuse, loosely knit network of “franchises” that adopt the name, ideology and loyalty to bin Laden but operate independently, terrorism analysts said.

“The notion of there being a single entity known as al-Qaeda with a central operation that calls the shots and runs tactical operations in countries around the world is no longer true,” said Avi Spiegel, a professor at the University of San Diego who studies terrorist groups in the Middle East.

That decentralization complicates the United States’ battle against both better-known organizations, including Hamas and Hezbollah, and lesser-known ones such as Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Revolutionary Struggle. (Full Story)

 

5.04.11

KPBS -- Still, things aren’t where they were four years ago. University of San Diego Economics Professor Alan Gin said the city needs to find a good balance.

"There is an advantage to having low business taxes and being the lowest among major coastal cities in California," Gin said. "But do we have to be so far below? Perhaps we can increase the taxes a little bit and still maintain being the lowest-cost coastal city." (Full Story)

 

5.02.11

San Diego Union Tribune -- What is the proper response to the killing of a man who sanctioned thousands of murders? Students in a University of San Diego social ethics course wrestled with that question.

So did their instructor.

Killing bin Laden was right, said Prof. Matt Zwolinski. “But the use of the state to take human life is a terrifying prospect, and one about which we ought to reflect with the most critical rational scrutiny.” (Full Story)

 

5.01.11

San Diego Union Tribune -- Standing outside of the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center after Sunday’s Holocaust commemoration, Walter Steinweg looked up at his own name engraved on a wall.

He is listed under “San Diegans who survived the Holocaust.” The rest of his family is listed about 30 feet away on another section: “San Diego family members who perished in the Holocaust.”

The Rev. Canon Jack E. Lindquist, a University of San Diego professor, gave a lecture about the church’s complicity in the Holocaust. A documentary by local filmmaker Bonnie Bart featuring three survivor testimonies was premiered as well. (Full Story)

 

4.28.11

San Diego Union Tribune -- “Life of Riley” is No. 74 for the much-honored British playwright, and it’s a work that takes Ayckbourn in some ways right back to the beginning, observes Richard Seer, who is directing the barbed comedy’s U.S. premiere at the Old Globe Theatre.

“I look at it and say, ‘This is somebody who has matured into a different kind of thinker,’ ” says Seer, a favorite Globe collaborator who also heads the theater’s joint MFA program with the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

 

4.25.11

The Sacramento Bee -- Generals sacrifice much and deserve all legitimate benefits, said George Reed, a professor of leadership studies at the University of San Diego who served 27 years in the Army and taught at the U.S. Army War College. He said loyalty and performance depend on confidence in top leaders' integrity.

Generals "are given extraordinary trust. With that comes extraordinary responsibility," he said. If they "game the system" for personal gain, Reed added, "that's a breach of faith." (Full Story)

4.20.11

KPBS -- Professor Alberto Pulido and community organizer Kendell Tylee walked up the stairs on the campus of the University of San Diego, headed to their Thursday afternoon class. The college-level course, called Race, Religion and Social Justice, brings together eight students, all of them women.

The main focus of the class is political redistricting, something that Pulido himself knew very little about before deciding to focus on it for this semester. (Full Story)

4.18.11

San Diego Union Tribune -- The School of Leadership and Education Sciences at the University of San Diego is accepting nominations for its annual Remarkable Leaders in Education awards.

Anyone in the community may submit the names of teachers, counselors, advocates, administrators, elected officials or others deemed to have made extraordinary contributions to the field of education.

The award is meant to honor truly significant contributions made by individuals from San Diego and Imperial counties. (Full Story)

 

4.11.11

Avi Spiegel, a fellow at the Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas at Austin, is Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of San Diego in California.

Huffington Post -- The limited intervention in Libya averted a humanitarian disaster, but it also killed the Arab Spring.

Regardless of how one feels about the recent military intervention in Libya, it is now safe to say that it succeeded in what now appears to have been its main goal: to avert a humanitarian massacre. As a result of a no-fly zone, the citizens of Benghazi were spared the near certain hell of Qaddafi's merciless military. (Full Story)

4.07.11

Milburn Line is executive director of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at the University of San Diego.

  San Diego Union Tribune -- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos meets President Barack Obama today to announce progress on the long-debated free trade agreement with Colombia.

Their meeting will not be focused on the possibilities of peace – something absent from the agendas of the Colombian and U.S. governments for more than a decade now. Peace should be on the program. Free trade and the protection of workers’ rights and unionists, key sticking points that have blocked the agreement, might be best achieved through efforts for peace and justice. The conflict in Colombia has dragged on for half a century, and recent U.S. support through Plan Colombia, $7 billion over the last 10 years, has not been decisive. (Full Story)

 

4.04.11

Tijuana Press with Law School Professor Allen Snyder

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4.02.11

San Diego Union Tribune -- “No one has described what a secure border looks like. We have no baseline and we have no target,” said David Shirk, director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego. “It’s a great example of a moving standard and for the last 20 years, that standard has been moving up with no targets in sight.” (Full Story)

 

3.29.11

Research Corporation for Science Advancement -- University of San Diego ranks No. 8 amongst primarily undergraduate institutions with greater than 5,000 students who have received awards from the Research Corporation Cottrell Science program.  With an award most recently to Rae Anderson, PhD, in physics, faculty in the Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Department of Physics at USD have been awarded eight grants in the past 10 years. Considering the far fewer faculty at USD as compared to the institutions who ranked above us, our research is certainly ranked excellent on a national level. (Full Story)

3.27.11

New York Times -- “You can’t expect teenagers not to do something they see happening all around them,” said Susannah Stern, an associate professor at the University of San Diego who writes about adolescence and technology.

“They’re practicing to be a part of adult culture,” Dr. Stern said. “And in 2011, that is a culture of sexualization and of putting yourself out there to validate who you are and that you matter.” (Full Story)

3.25.11

IPJ Blog -- Alvarez is program officer for the IPJ’s WorldLink Program.

Karibu! Hello, my name is Mercy. Welcome to Daraja.”

Then came Faith, Joan, Molly, Everlyn, Hadija … until 77 warm hugs and bright smiles greeted me and the delegation of USD students and staff to the Daraja Academy in Nanyuki, Kenya. In partnership with USD’s School of Education and Leadership Sciences (SOLES), the IPJ’s WorldLink Program was invited to lead a series of workshops on leadership, gender, school success and global education at the secondary school. (Full Story)

3.24.11

San Diego Union Tribune -- Bee master David Hay could not hold back his praise throughout the event, the 30th that he has officiated.

“Where do these people come from,” said Hay, who called this year’s crop of spellers the most incredible he has seen.

Hay, an English professor at the University of San Diego, said the student spellers give him hope that the language has a new generation of caretakers. (Full Story)

 

3.19.11

ChicoER.com -- When Bryony "Bunny" English accepted an assignment to teach overseas, she probably knew she was in for an adventure.

But the 23-year-old couldn't know how big an adventure it would be until the earth began to tremble under her feet. (Full Story)

3.18.11

 Avi Spiegel is an assistant professor of political science at the University of San Diego

Foreign Policy -- When the famed author Paul Bowles first caught a glimpse of Morocco, he quickly became convinced it was a "magic place."

The Moroccan government long ago embraced this fantasy, selling itself as a bastion of calm in a troubled region, the Arab world's model of reform. And American policymakers bought it. In sentiments repeated regularly by her successors, Madeleine Albright called the North African kingdom a "leader in democratic reform" -- boasting that "other countries are moving in the right direction, but Morocco is showing the way." (Full Story)

 

3.18.11

KPBS -- U.S. analysts said there's little way to know what's true. David Shirk, who directs the University of San Diego's Transborder Institute, said the cables' value is that they raise questions about Tijuana's success in controlling drug violence.

"The story has been kind of a rosy picture of effective law enforcement, when in fact it may have been some kind of back-room deal, or some other factors," says Shirk. (Full Story)

3.18.11

San Diego Union Tribune -- “People are going to say, ‘Is this the direction we want to be headed in, and if so, what are the policies, procedures and safety precautions that we need to make it work?’ ” said Scott Anders, director of the Energy Policy Initiatives Center at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

3.11.11

North County Times -- The San Diego Archaeological Center will host University of San Diego Associate Professor of Anthropology Jerome Hall as the featured March speaker for its Second Saturday Lecture Series from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 12 at 16666 San Pasqual Valley Road. (Full Story)

3.08.11

KPBS -- Higher gas prices are already changing consumer behavior, according to University of San Diego economist Alan Gin. People spend less on other goods because they're spending more at the gas pump.

The impact of higher diesel prices is more subtle, because the price hikes show up away from the gas pump. (Full Story)

 

2.24.11

NBC San Diego -- Alan Gin is an economist with the University of San Diego. He says not only do higher prices hurt family budgeting, but the entire San Diego economy.

"What happens is for every 10 cents that the price for a gallon of gasoline goes up, that takes about $7-million a month out of the local economy," said Gin. (Full Story)

2.24.11

Tom Reifer is currently Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of San Diego

Transnational Institute -- The interconnected wave of revolutions of late 2010 and early 2011 that have swept the Arab world have invited many comparisons, with at least one perceptive analyst labeling them the “Arab 1948” (Ali, 2011; see also Sperber, 2005). This analogy is of special interest, as some time ago, Giovanni Arrighi, Terence Hopkins and Immanuel Wallerstein (1989, 1992), in their landmark Antisystemic Movements, argued that there had been only two world revolutions, 1848 and 1968, with the subsequent revolutions of 1989 seen as a continuation of 1968. How then, might we see what Immanuel Wallerstein (2011) has called “the Second Arab Revolt” taking place today? One perspective was provided by the Wall Street Journal, the main paper of the US business establishment. (Full Story)

2.15.11

San Diego News Room -- The forum, moderated by Bud Mehan, included panelists Ben Austin, executive director of Parent Revolution and a former state Board of Education member; Paula Cordeiro, dean of the University of San Diego (USD) School of Leadership and Education Sciences; and Larry Rosenstock, founding principal of the chartered High Tech High School.

Cordeiro stressed her research background and said teachers are the single most important component of successful schools, accounting for 33 percent of variation in student achievement. Next, at 25 percent, is the school principal. (Full Story)

 

2.08.11

SportsPageMagazine.com -- John Wathan attended the University of San Diego between 1968-70 where he played both baseball and basketball.  An All-American catcher in 1970, Wathan batted .430 with 39 RBI and was named the team’s Most Valuable Player.  His career batting average of .347 ranks seventh all-time among USD players.  He was inducted into USD’s Chet and Marguerite Pagni Family Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994, and recently was named to USD’s All-Decade Team for the 1960s. (Full Story)

2.07.11

USD Today -- David Shirk, director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego, said collaborating more closely with Mexico to battle drug trafficking and human smuggling represents a welcome shift in the way the U.S. deals with border issues.

"The traditional U.S. approach has been one that focuses on unilateral solutions," he said. "The result is you can't do much from one side of the border." (Full Story)

2.04.11

San Diego Union Tribune -- “Will’s amazing,” said Megan Hickey, 25, who used her $16,000 Cancer for College scholarship to complete her University of San Diego nursing studies. “He has his heart completely in this organization.” (Full Story)

2.01.11

SanDiego.com -- "It doesn't look like it's going to be enough," Spiegel said. "It's clear the protests aren't going to stop until he steps down. They're not going to settle for anything less than an immediate resignation." (Full Story)

University of San Diego political science professor Avi Spiegel expects the protests to roll on, in light of Mubarak's tepid speech.

1.16.11

SanDiego.com -- The University of San Diego’s Joan Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice was abuzz for two days at the start of 2011 as hundreds of nonprofit leaders and funders gathered to build skills and network in the seventh annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium offered by USD’s Institute for Nonprofit Education and Research. (Full Story)

1.01.11

San Diego Union Tribune -- Alan Gin is a professor at the University of San Diego.

My hope for 2011 is that we have improvement in the employment situation. The local unemployment rate has now been above 10 percent for 18 consecutive months. Unemployment for such a long period has serious consequences both economically and socially, including increased foreclosures and reduced likelihood of finding employment. (Full Story)

12.22.10

San Diego Union Tribune --

University of San Diego senior Joseph Rocha was anxious right up to the noontime Senate vote.

“This is the biggest night of my life,” said Rocha, a former sailor discharged after revealing his sexuality. He wants to return to uniform as a Marine Corps officer. (Full Story)

12.18.10

San Diego Union Tribune -- “They continue to argue we don’t have control of the border even though the border is more fortified and has more boots on the ground since any point since 1848, when the border was created,” said David Shirk, director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

12.15.10

‘A Night of Inspiration’ was held at the Del Mar Country Club. The Del Mar Country Club and the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at University of San Diego presented the event. (Full Story)

12.13.10

San Diego Union Tribune -- "There are a few basic things home schools have to do at the beginning — and then there's not a whole lot of checks and balances to follow up," said Elisa Weichel, administrative director for the Children's Advocacy Institute at the University of San Diego. "It doesn't look like California is doing much." (Full Story)

12.08.10

U.S. News & World Report -- "I advise students to approach the challenge of finding scholarships as if they were looking for a job," says Judith Lewis Logue, director of financial aid at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)  

11.22.10

National Nursing News -- “People with less self-compassion and more negative feelings toward self can have higher levels of stress hormones pouring into the body,” says Lois Howland, RN, DPH, associate professor in the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

11.19.10

San Diego Union Tribune -- “I have tremendous admiration for some coaches who recognize that they’re forming character,” said Dr. Lawrence Hinman, who teaches ethics at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

11.16.10

NBC San Diego -- The University of San Diego is celebrating the completion of its solar project today. Megan Tevrizian is on campus to explain how USD is opting to turn out the lights and let the sun shine. (Full Story)

11.15.10

NBC San Diego -- The University of San Diego will unveil its new solar energy system on November 16.

The university has partnered with AMSOLAR to add 5,000 photovoltaic solar panels on top of 11 buildings on campus, which will generate 1.23 megawatts of renewable energy. (Full Story)

11.02.10

San Diego Union Tribune -- Officials at University of San Diego, home to a new solar-panel array, have made steady progress in sustainable efforts during recent years, according to a report card that grades U.S. colleges and universities on energy efficiency. (Full Story)

10.28.10

San Diego Union Tribune -- Wayne is a former assemblyman and California deputy attorney general who is an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego and Thomas Jefferson School of Law. He moved to San Diego at age 5 and has lived in District 6 for 38 years. (Full Story)

10.18.10

MSNBC -- "It's been a long process over several administrations," said Nunez, who teaches immigration policy at University of San Diego. "They are reaping the rewards." (Full Story)

10.14.10

San Diego Union Tribune -- “This is not a public vs. private vs. charter school solution,” said Heather Lattimer, an assistant professor at the University of San Diego’s School of Leadership and Education Sciences. “DMD has put together a really dedicated core of teachers.” (Full Story)

10.06.10

Financial Sense -- Ryan Jordan is a lecturer in history at USD.

Looking around at the investment world today, I am struck by how hard it is for adults to face the music, to look at the world for what it is. Denial, prevarication, obfuscation, dissembling, happy-talk, whatever you call it -- but it looks as though many grown adults refuse to accept reality. (Full Story)

9.28.10

Los Angeles Times -- During a meeting with roughly 50 students and other supporters at the University of San Diego, Fiorina said she would cap federal spending at 20% of gross domestic product, a target the campaign said was based on the average of federal spending as a proportion of GDP over the last 50 years. (Full Story)

9.23.10

Los Angeles Times -- "Nguyen's goal in life is to work towards building a truly peaceful, just, prosperous and democratic Vietnam," says his alumni profile from the University of San Diego, where he earned a master's degree in peace and justice studies in 2005. (Full Story)

9.21.10

KPBS -- A University of San Diego research center study shows passing Proposition 23 would keep California from reaching its target date to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Proposition 23 would suspend the California Global Warming Solutions Act until the state's unemployment dropped to 5.5 percent for four consecutive quarters. (Full Story)

9.13.10

San Diego Union Tribune -- Economist Alan Gin at the University of San Diego said that with land being scarce in most cities, turning an abandoned building into a resort hotel could significantly impact Imperial Beach by generating more business.

“Once that area has improved, it will make it more attractive to other businesses,” Gin said. (Full Story

9.11.10

San Diego Union Tribune -- Bahar Davary, an Iranian-American professor of Islam at the University of San Diego, said she feels burdened by the lack of basic awareness about the religion. That makes her teaching job challenging — just as popular interest in the subject continues to bloom.

“Anything you say that is valuable about Islamic civilization will be seen as romanticizing or be viewed as siding with the enemy,” Davary said. (Full Story)

8.17.10

San Diego Union Tribune -- Ryan Ratcliff is with the University of San Diego.

"One reason a lot of people, including myself, liked Ben Bernanke when he was first appointed is that he studied Japan and he wrote the playbook on what the U.S. should do in a similar situation." (Full Story)

8.08.10

The Chronicle of Higher Education -- Either way, the foundation's influence—and the impact of its work—has just begun to be felt. "They are more powerful than people think" says Fred Galloway, an associate professor at the University of San Diego, who has done higher-education research for the federal government and foundations. (Full Story)

8.05.10

Milburn Line is executive director of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at the University of San Diego.

LA Times -- Colombia inaugurates a newly elected president on Saturday: the former minister of defense, Juan Manuel Santos. Amid saber-rattling by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez following Colombian allegations that he is supporting FARC rebels, Santos is likely to follow outgoing President Alvaro Uribe's policy of attempting to defeat Colombia's insurgencies and its drug trade through military means. (Full Story)

7.21.10

San Diego Union Tribune -- University of San Diego politics Professor David Shirk said Obama is continuing the failed policy of President George W. Bush by throwing more money at the border for manpower and technology.

Shirk said the United States has been bulking up the Border Patrol for at least 20 years but it hasn’t stopped the flow across the border. (Full Story)

7.15.10

The New York Times -- Steve Pultz, dean of admissions at the University of San Diego, met us on his bike at U.C.S.D. and led us on a scenic coastal route — through La Jolla Shores, Seal Beach Pacific Beach and Mission Beach — up the the wicked hill to campus with its magnificent Spanish Renaissance buildings and beautifully manicured grounds and gardens. (Full Story)

7.15.10

Yahoo News -- "The fact that she is in the entertainment industry and can approach a male salary is an anomaly," says Lori Watson, director of women's and gender studies at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

7.10.10

San Diego Union Tribune -- Alan Gin, University of San Diego

Right now things are still positive for San Diego County. The economy’s not spectacular, but it does seem that the most likely scenario is that we’ll keep chugging ahead with slow or moderate growth, gradually pulling out of the recession. (Full Story)

7.09.10

Chicago Tribune -- Thomas Dalton, an accounting professor for the University of San Diego, argues that in high-return financial markets (8 percent average returns), retirees managing lump-sum nest eggs come out ahead by claiming Social Security early in order to delay portfolio withdrawals from tax-deferred accounts. (Full Story)

6.20.10

The New York Times -- “Wall Street has always been very skilled at getting around rules, and this law will be no exception,” said Frank Partnoy, a professor of law at the University of San Diego and a former trader at Morgan Stanley. (Full Story)

6.20.10

San Diego Union Tribune -- “This has been a very disappointing process for San Diego. It’s resulted in San Diego not attracting some of the best and brightest education minds in the country,” said Scott Himelstein, director of the Center for Education Policy and Law at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

6.17.10

Daily Tech -- Researchers from Columbia University, the University of Haifa, the University of San Diego, and the French National Meteorology Service studied how climate variability in one location can affect another distant location, and more importantly, were able to locate these "far-connections" and "understand their projections." (Full Story)

6.14.10

The RGJ -- As a family nurse practitioner at the South Lyon Medical Center Physician's Clinic, Leslie McGraw sees patients with a wide array of ailments. Her main focus, though, is helping them prevent illness in the first place.

McGraw has been seeing patients at SLMC as a nurse practitioner since 2001. She came to Yerington after receiving her Master's Degree in nursing at the University of San Diego in 2001. (Full Story)

6.13.10

Casey Dominguez is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of San Diego.

San Diego Union Tribune -- As the real race for the governorship of California begins, this is a good time for us, the voters, to ask ourselves what kind of general election campaign we would like to see. (Full Story)

6.02.10

KPBS -- It's not uncommon for kindergarteners to be assigned homework every day, according to Helene Mandell, director of professional services for the University of San Diego's School of Leadership and Education Sciences. (Full Story)

5.27.10

San Diego News Network -- Thomas Dalton, professor of Accountancy and Taxation at the University of San Diego, believes that we are wrong to rely so heavily on month-to-month reports, as consumer psychology takes time to evolve. (Full Story)

5.21.10

Associated Press -- Not everyone agrees. David Shirk, director of the University of San Diego's Transborder Institute, says the new round of funding is moving slowly toward the administration's stated goals. (Full Story)

5.21.10

San Diego Union Tribune -- Lawrence Hinman, a philosopher at the University of San Diego, said, “Obviously, much work needs to be done, but this is a crucial step forward in our ability not only to understand life but also to create it. It is from this that Venter’s discovery derives what will, I think, be its symbolic power.” (Full Story)

5.15.10

San Diego Union Tribune -- It’s a show that seems to air everywhere all the time, but by the end of this month, new episodes of “Law & Order” won’t be found anywhere.

“There is something about the civics and citizenship of ‘Law & Order’ that you don’t see in other shows,” said Esteban del Rio, assistant professor of communication studies at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

5.13.10

KPBS -- This morning, our focus is on the emotional and cultural aspects of the death penalty. A majority of people in California say they support capitol punishment, even though inmates on California's death row are more likely to die of old age than be executed. What does a death penalty do for and to our society? (Full Story)

Guest: Virginia Lewis, professor of political science and international relations at University of San Diego

5.11.10

The Chronicle of Philanthropy -- Ten percent of nonprofit groups surveyed said they intend to cut jobs in 2010, compared with more than half of respondents to last year’s survey by Nonprofit HR Solutions, a human-resources consultant in Washington, and the Caster Family Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research, at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

5.03.10

San Diego News Room -- Scott Anders, director of the University of San Diego School of Law’s Energy Policy Initiatives Center, does not see a chance of comprehensive climate legislation happening anytime soon.

The event was hosted by the San Diego Taxpayers Association and sponsored by Sempra Energy. (Full Story)

4.28.10

San Diego Union Tribune -- San Diego County building permits rose in March to reach their highest level this year and boost year-to-date totals by 21.2 percent over 2009, according to the Construction Industry Research Board.

“To me, that shows developers are seeing this big uptick in the housing market,” said University of San Diego economist Alan Gin. (Full Story)

4.28.10

San Diego News Network -- What is peace education? According to peace activist Colman McCarthy, it’s the teaching of nonviolence to children, the study of the history of the peace movement, and the examination of ways to counter bullying and violence in schools and society.

McCarthy, a former syndicated columnist for the Washington Post, brings his message of peace to the University of San Diego’s Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice tonight for a free lecture starting at 7 p.m. (Full Story)

4.27.10

San Diego Union Tribune -- During her tenure at USD, Ms. Mysior created the opera workshop and several instrumental ensembles. In addition to her work at USD, she did private teaching and coaching. Acclaimed pianist Gustavo Romero is among her former students.

Ms. Mysior died from complications of Marfan syndrome March 17 at a San Diego hospital. She was 71. (Full Story)

4.26.10

San Diego Union Tribune -- David Shirk, a University of San Diego professor who has studied drug-related violence in Mexico, warns against any early celebrations. “The patterns of violence and peace tend to reflect the dynamics among the cartels more so than the effectiveness of law enforcement,” he said. (Full Story)

4.22.10

Harvard Gazette -- “I think of every poem as its own character, so I do my best to embody that character,” said Brown, who won the prestigious Whiting Award while at Radcliffe. The coveted honor, which carries a $50,000 prize, is given to writers in the early stages of their careers who show extraordinary talent and promise. Brown is author of the book “Please” (New Issues, 2008), and teaches at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

4.14.10

San Diego Union Tribune -- In their first three-way meeting since Barack Obama was elected president, economic officials from the United States, Mexico and Canada met Wednesday at the University of San Diego to discuss strategies for working together to emerge from the economic downturn and to create a more competitive trinational economy. (Full Story)

4.08.10

NBC San Diego -- This Sunday, April 11, hundreds of hopefuls from around the globe will come to San Diego compete for one of the 28 highly coveted spots on the Charger Girls.

4.05.10

San Diego Union Tribune -- For AMSOLAR of Solana Beach, the solar market isn’t about putting panels on every roof, but about putting them on roofs with students inside.

The company recently signed a deal with the University of San Diego to install systems on nine campus buildings, including the Jenny Craig Pavilion, to produce 1.23 megawatts of power. (Full Story)

4.05.10

ABC 10 News San Diego -- Craig Noel, 94, a founding director of the Old Globe, where he helped send nine Tony Award-winning shows to Broadway, died of natural causes Saturday night at his Mission Hills home, the theater announced.

Noel also established the masters of fine arts in acting program with the University of San Diego in 1987. (Full Story)

3.31.10

KPBS --  The effect of health care reform on our economy was the subject of a panel discussion today at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

 

3.29.10

North County Times -- Gemmell has served three times as the school's coordinator for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, has been the coordinator for the district writing team, is a fellow of the San Diego Area Writing Project and a professor at the University of San Diego, where she teaches master's degree candidates. (Full Story)

3.23.10

Anti-Defamation League -- On Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 over 60 educators, administrators and curriculum directors and community members participated in the San Diego office of the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) Holocaust Education Conference entitled The Practice of “Never Again” at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, University of San Diego. (Full Story)

3.19.10

The New York Times -- Perhaps it's time for a reconsideration: This month marks 10 years since the technology bubble peaked, and among the few who warned of the coming implosion were speculators who had targeted tech stocks.

“If there are heroes in the financial system, these are the heroes,” said Frank Partnoy, a professor of law and finance at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

3.17.10

David Shirk is an associate professor at University of San Diego and Director of USD's Trans-Border Institute.

NPR News -- Mexican and U.S. leaders have vowed to track down the gunmen who killed three people, including two U.S. citizens, with ties to the U.S. Consulate in the border town of Juarez. Mexican authorities say they believe the killings are linked to the country's raging drug war. (Full Story)

3.16.10

San Diego Union Tribune -- “It’s just its own little tiny universe,” said Katie Davis, a University of San Diego lab technician who studies seasonal wetlands.

She’s trying to catalog the kinds of crustaceans that inhabit a series of vernal, or spring, pools on Carmel Mountain. It’s part of a growing effort to study, restore and safeguard ponds that once covered about 200 square miles of the county. (Full Story)

3.09.10

San Diego Business Journal -- Stories of increasing demand and decreasing funds putting the squeeze on San Diego’s nonprofit community have become increasingly common.

A recently released study from the University of San Diego backed up the stories with numbers. (Full Story)

3.08.10

Los Angeles Times -- Figueredo was a founding member of the board of the San Diego College for Women, now the University of San Diego, and served in that position for four decades. (Full Story)

3.02.10

San Diego Business Journal -- Jodi Waterhouse, director of USD’s Office of Corporate and Professional Education, said the first course, Business Development, launched by the school’s new Institute for Sales and Business Development in January, was so well received in the community that it was offered again this February. (Full Story)

3.01.10

San Diego Union Tribune -- Real estate “analytics” are Norm Miller’s thing as vice president of the CoStar Group. The Baltimore-based company lured Miller away from his professorship at the University of San Diego last year to analyze the mountain of real estate data the company’s hundreds of researchers dig up — on condition that he could remain in San Diego.

But he will keep one foot in academia as he conducts research and presents occasional lectures at the university’s Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate. (Full Story)

2.26.10

San Diego Union Tribune -- Anita Figuerdo was also a member of the La Jolla Town Council and a founding trustee of the San Diego College for Women, which later became the University of San Diego. Dr. Figueredo died last Friday at her La Jolla home. She was 93. (Full Story)

2.23.10

North County Times -- John Joe Schlichtman, sociology and architecture professor at the University of San Diego, said the BLS figures reflect what he calls the county's "shelter poverty." People in the county are spending more of their money on rent, he said, and "are in relative poverty after paying it." (Full Story)

2.22.10

San Diego Business Journal -- An audience of about 150 building industry professionals gathered recently at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at the University of San Diego to discuss the future of green communities in the San Diego region. (Full Story)

2.18.10

San Diego Union Tribune -- Norm Miller, a real estate professor at the University of San Diego and vice president of CoStar Group, said the distress is not as widespread as the numbers suggest. About 60 percent of homes carry a mortgage — roughly 600,000 countywide — and about one-third of those were bought at the peak of the real estate boom, 2004 through 2007. (Full Story)

12.31.09

Pat Libby is the director of the University of San Diego’s Institute for Nonprofit Education and Research. Laura Deitrick is director of the Caster Family Center for Nonprofit Research at USD.

San Diego Union Tribune -- Whatever your situation, we want to encourage you to reach deep into your pocket and give generously to nonprofits in our community. (Full Story)

12.27.09

San Diego Union Tribune -- David Shirk is an associate professor at the University of San Diego.

A little more than a week ago, Mexican authorities killed drug kingpin Marcos Arturo “El Barbas” Beltrán Leyva in a three-hour confrontation with naval forces. (Full Story)

12.24.09

San Diego Union Tribune -- The University of San Diego is launching a series of classes to provide sales training to small and mid-size businesses. (Full Story)

12.18.09

SanDiego7/39--Dozens of local biotech and bioscience leaders channeled impressions of the international climate change summit Thursday by way of an interactive satellite teleconference, which was viewed at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

12.17.09

San Diego Union-Tribune--Unemployed construction workers aren’t the only ones who have joined the day-labor pool. The county has lost more than 52,000 jobs overall between this October and last, said Alan Gin, a University of San Diego economics professor who tracks the regional economy. (Full Story)

12.15.09

San Diego Union-Tribune--Mr. Price used his own wealth to benefit causes he believed in. His philanthropic work, ranging from a major development initiative in City Heights to helping start the Center for Public Interest Law at the University of San Diego, left behind a legacy of education and community improvement. (Full Story)

12.14.09

San Diego Union-Tribune--Daniel Sheehan remembers exactly when he knew what he would be.

It was in the third grade. He had planned to become a fireman, not too surprising for an 8-year-old boy. Then, one day in class, his teacher announced that scientists had determined no life could exist on Pluto. (Full Story)

12.14.09

SanDiego.com--The ability to view the entire ensemble of images from Los Caprichos displayed altogether makes this exhibition a rare, not to be missed treat. (Full Story)

12.14.09

San Diego Union-Tribune--Milburn Line is executive director of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at the University of San Diego.

Once again, short-term notions of our military and strategic interests are overriding our human rights and democratic values in Latin America and undermining long-term U.S. leadership in the region. Two reports released a little more than a week ago, underscore the importance of sticking close to these values in our relationship with Colombia. (Full story)

12.14.09

He was a social worker in San Diego and Santa Clara counties before becoming a lawyer in 1972. He earned his law degree from the University of San Diego and worked in private practice and with Defenders Inc., which represented poor criminal defendants. He also worked with the California Rural Legal Assistance Office in Stanislaus County. (Full Story)

12.09.09

San Diego Union-Tribune-- “It’s not great, but it’s less bad than it was six months ago,” said Alan Gin, a University of San Diego economist who addressed USD’s annual real estate outlook conference yesterday. (Full Story)

12.09.09

San Diego Union-Tribune-- The court randomly assigns three-judge panels, and previous rulings on cases dealing with similar issues do not automatically indicate how judges will rule. But opponents must be pleased, said Shaun Martin, a professor at the University of San Diego School of Law who was a law clerk at the 9th Circuit. (Full Story)

12.09.09

Daily Transcript-- Two of the three speakers at yesterday's real estate conference at the University of San Diego spent most of their time talking about where the economy and housing markets have been over the last couple of years but did little in the way of forecasting where things are headed. That duty, interestingly, fell to professor Alan Gin. (Full Story)

12.08.09

The New York Times-- “I’ve had a few hedge funds call and ask me what I think of the rating agencies as investments,” said Frank Partnoy, a professor of law and finance at the University of San Diego school of law, who has written extensively on the rating agencies. (Full Story)

12.07.09

San Diego Business Journal-- Retailers want to avoid a repeat of last December when many were compelled to cut prices just ahead of the holidays and continued to offer deep discounts following New Year’s because they misjudged how deeply the economy had affected even employed consumers with money to spend, said Kenneth Bates, marketing professor at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

12.07.09

KPBS.org-- Guests: Scott Anders, director of the Energy Policy Initiative Center at the University of San Diego Law School. (Full Story)

12.07.09

BusinessWeek--  But do better ventilation, eco-friendly carpeting, and increased natural light bring other bottom-line payoffs? Yes, according to a study by the University of San Diego and commercial real estate broker CB Richard Ellis Group (CBG). (Full Story)

12.04.09

Daily Transcript-- The University of San Diego announced Friday the appointment of a new director for its Caster Family Center for Nonprofit Research at the School of Leadership and Education Sciences. (Full Story)

12.03.09

San Diego Union-Tribune-- An energy think tank at the University of San Diego has come up with a computer model designed to figure out how a variety of choices facing the region will impact electric rates. (Full Story)

12.02.09

San Diego Union-Tribune-- For the seventh month in a row, San Diego County’s economic outlook improved in October, fueled mostly by shaky growth in homebuilding and consumer confidence, according to an index of leading indicators released yesterday by the University of San Diego.(Full Story)

12.01.09

San Diego Union-Tribune-- Returned from a five-night stay in Anchorage for the Great Alaska Shootout — a tournament that was two-thirds terrific and one-third torture for the Toreros — coach Bill Grier’s team must quickly prepare for tomorrow night’s renewal of the crosstown rivalry with San Diego State at Jenny Craig Pavilion. (Full Story)

12.01.09

San Diego Union-Tribune-- The University of San Diego's index of leading economic indicators rose for the seventh straight month in October, fueled by an increase in consumer confidence, it was announced today. (Full Story)

12.01.09

North County Times-- The University of San Diego Index of Leading Economic Indicators for San Diego County rose 0.2 percent in October, pushed up by gains in building permits, local consumer confidence and improvement in the national economy. (Full Story)

12.01.09

San Diego Business Journal-- San Diego’s economy continued its slow recovery in the fall, according to a new reading of economic indicators from University of San Diego professor Alan Gin. (Full Story)

11.30.09

Daily Transcript-- Retired Navy Rear Admiral Leendert "Len" Hering will join the University of San Diego as vice president for Business Services and Administration beginning Tuesday. (Full Story)

11.30.09

San Diego Business Journal-- Alan Gin, an economics professor at the University of San Diego, said the increased ranks of underemployed workers have a ripple effect on the rest of the economy. (Full Story)

11.28.09

San Diego Union-Tribune-- Though he had been teaching for more than two decades, professor Fred Zacharias insisted on rising at dawn to prepare for his constitutional law class at the University of San Diego School of Law, always seeking new ways to captivate his students and engage them in critical thinking. (Full Story)

11.27.09

San Diego Union-Tribune-- “The reason they’re struggling is demand has increased for services at the same time funding is decreasing,” said Laura Deitrick, director of USD’s Caster Family Center for Nonprofit Research, which is compiling the survey. (Full Story)

11.27.09

San Diego Union-Tribune-- Scott Anders is director of the Energy Policy Initiatives Center at the University of San Diego School of Law. Large quantities of wasted energy are lurking in our homes. Whether it is leaky ducts that cool the attic or heat the crawl space, insufficient or improperly installed insulation that makes it difficult to cool that one bedroom no matter how hard the air conditioner is running, or that old refrigerator in the garage that labors to keep the beer cold in summer, the opportunities to reduce energy use in our homes are numerous. (Full Story)

11.27.09

SDNN.com-- “I think things will be surprisingly on the up side,” University of San Diego economics professor Alan Gin said. (Full Story)

11.25.09

GolfWeek.com-- To add intrigue, the playoff will pit a college coach against his player. The participants are Tim Mickelson, Phil’s brother and the men’s golf coach at the University of San Diego, and Gunner Wiebe, a USD junior and the son of two-time PGA Tour and Champions Tour winner Mark Wiebe.(Full Story)

11.24.09

SDNN.com-- Monday’s stock market gains and reported increases in home and auto sales may indicate people are more confident spending this holiday season, said Kenneth Bates, an associate professor of marketing at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

11.24.09

San Diego Union-Tribune-- USD golf coach Tim Mickelson accomplished exactly what he'd hoped Saturday in the amateur qualifying tournament for San Diego's PGA Tour event in January. He shot a 3-under-par 69 on the Torrey Pines South Course to share medalist honors and get into a playoff for the one spot that's been reserved for amateurs for 26 years. (Full Story)

11.23.09

KRSO.com-- Guest: Julianne D'Angelo Fellmeth, administrative director of the Center for Public Interest Law at the University of San Diego. She audited the medical board's program. (Full Story)

11.18.09

KPBS.org-- A conference called Greening Borders at University of San Diego hopes to look at U.S.-Mexico environmental issues in a new light. Organizers expect more than 100 people to attend. (Full Story)

11.18.09

KPBS.org-- Guest: Michel Boudrias, chair of the Marine Science and Environmental Studies department at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

11.18.09

San Diego Union-Tribune-- The University of San Diego and AMSOLAR Corp. of Solana Beach yesterday announced plans to develop the eighth-largest solar energy facility on a college campus in the United States. (Full Story)

11.17.09

Daily Transcript-- University of San Diego and AMSOLAR announced plans to install more than 1 megawatt of solar power on the campus before the end of next year. (Full Story)

11.17.09

San Diego Union-Tribune-- The Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego will convene conservationists, policymakers, scientists and community leaders for its first binational conference on environmental issues along the U.S.-Mexico border. (Full Story)

11.17.09

San Diego Union-Tribune-- The USD men's soccer team gathered at a local restaurant yesterday afternoon to watch the selection show for the NCAA tournament. The food arrived just as ESPNews was posting the bracket for the 48-team field. (Full Story)

11.17.09

CosmosMagazine.com-- Changes in surface waters result in changes far below, said co-author Ron Kauffman, a marine biologist at the University of San Diego, in California, USA. "Some of those changes include a reduced supply of nutrients to surface water communities," he said. That, in turn, leads to reduced productivity and fewer of those organisms sinking to the deep ocean to feed deep sea ecosystems. (Full Story)

11.12.09

The Economist-- Critics believe large dealers “have a strong incentive to steer clients towards complex OTC rather than exchange-traded derivatives, because the margins are so much greater,” says Frank Partnoy, a professor of law and finance at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

11.11.09

Daily Transcript-- University of San Diego School of Law professor Fred C. Zacharias, a nationally renown scholar in the field of professional responsibility, died of esophageal cancer Sunday. He was 56. (Full Story)

11.10.09

SanDiego6.com-- "Drug cartels are using the media strategy to impact the public," says Octavio Rodriguez.  As a lecturer at the University of San Diego, he has followed the drug cartels for many years. (Full Story)

11.06.09

Daily Transcript-- The University of San Diego’s Evening Master of Business Administration program is ranked 26th in the nation, according to BusinessWeek’s latest list of the top 30 part-time programs. (Full Story)

11.01.09

San Diego Union-Tribune-- As of August, she is also the first curator of the print collection at the University of San Diego, as well as the new curator of its fine art galleries. The handsome study center that houses the prints, along with the Hoehn Family Galleries – both in Founders Hall – are designed to make firsthand study of fine art prints (etchings, lithographs and other rare images by the likes of Goya and Rouault) part of the curriculum at the university. (Full Story)

10.30.09

San Diego Daily Transcript-- Five educators from San Diego and Imperial counties have been selected to join the distinguished class of the University of San Diego’s School of Leadership and Education Sciences’ (SOLES) Remarkable Leaders program. (Full Story)

10.28.09

San Diego Daily Transcript -- A measure of the local economic outlook posted a marked increase in September, the strongest seen in the last six months, according to the University of San Diego's Index of Leading Economic Indicators for San Diego County. (Full Story)

10.28.09

KPBS Radio -- Rubina Feroze Bhatti is a founding member of the Taangh Wasaib Organization and part of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Women PeaceMakers program. (Full Story)

10.26.09

San Diego Union-Tribune-- The University of San Diego, which frequently hosts conferences at its hilltop campus in Linda Vista, is about to debut three new eateries, including a 115-seat fine-dining restaurant that will take advantage of stunning water and canyon views. (Full Story)

10.19.09

San Diego Business Journal -- Sally Brosz Hardin is dean of the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

10.17.09

San Diego Union-Tribune-- William Headley is dean of the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego. Milburn Line is executive director of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at USD. (Full Story)

10.14.09

San Dieg Magazine-- Alan Gin compiles the University of San Diego’s In­dex of Leading Economic Indicators, a monthly snapshot of the local economy measured through five categories: building permits, initial claims for unemployment, stock prices, consumer confidence and help-wanted advertising. (Full Story)

10.13.09

Teen Ink-- USD offers a multitude of study areas and programs. There is a business school, law school, peace studies school, graduate nursing school, engineering program, arts and sciences program, and a school of leadership and education. (Full Story)

10.12.09

TheGovMonitor.com-- “It’s remarkable what a little sunshine will do to stodgy agencies that are stuck in the past,” said Julianne D’Angelo Fellmeth, administrative director of the Center for Public Interest Law at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

10.12.09

BroadwayWorld.com-- The Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program will present William Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona at The Old Globe Arena Stage at the James S. Copley Auditorium, San Diego Museum of Art. Directed by Program Director Richard Seer, The Two Gentlemen of Verona will run Nov. 14 - Nov. 22.  (Full Story)

10.02.09

San Diego Union-Tribune-- He assumes a starting role with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the same set of assumptions he developed at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

10.01.09

San Diego Union-Tribune-- “From 2007 to 2008, we lost 10,000 jobs. This year, we're on pace to lose more than 40,000, so you've got to expect that will translate into a skyrocketing rate of those in poverty,” said University of San Diego economist Alan Gin. (Full Story)

9.30.09

San Diego Union-Tribune-- Despite the rise since the spring, University of San Diego real estate professor Norm Miller said he believes turmoil will continue to roil the housing waters. (Full Story)

9.30.09

CARealEstateJournal.com-- The economic outlook delivered by Ryan Ratcliff, assistant professor of economics at the University of San Diego, didn't provide much hope that multifamily asset values would reverse course anytime soon. (Full Story)

9.29.09

IOMToday.com-- In researching Cheating in School: What We Know and What We Can Do, co-author Dr. Patrick Drinan, a political science professor at the University of San Diego found that long-term trends show only a slight increase in cheating. (Full Story)

9.29.09

San Diego Union-Tribune-- The winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers benched starting quarterback Byron Leftwich and replaced him with second-year pro Josh Johnson, the former USD star who takes over following one of the worst offensive performances in team history. (Full Story)

9.28.09

San Diego Union-Tribune--  A researcher specializing in new energy production technologies has joined the University of San Diego in a professorship funded by a grant of nearly $600,000 from the Clare Boothe Luce Program. (Full Story)

9.28.09

San Diego Union-Tribune-- “Especially in policy circles, but even in academia . . . it's been taboo to talk about this. People are reluctant to take on the dominant orthodoxy about drugs,” said David Shirk, director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

9.28.09

Daily Transcript-- The University of San Diego on Monday announced the schedule and theme for its 2009-10 Spotlight on Education Speaker Series. (Full Story)

9.28.09

NBCSanDiego.com-- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will start former USD quarterback Josh Johnson against the Washington Redskins. (Full Story)

9.27.09

San Diego Union-Tribune-- “A nonprofit's reputation is its most valuable asset,” said Pat Libby, director of the Institute for Nonprofit Education and Research at the University of San Diego. “And when that asset is harmed, it takes quite a bit of time for the public to regain confidence in that organization.” (Full Story)

9.26.09

San Diego Union-Tribune-- At its height in the early 1950s, the industry generated $65 million for the local economy — about $550 million in today's dollars, said University of San Diego economist Alan Gin — and employed more than 17,000 workers. Some of the other big names were Premier Packing, Bumble Bee and Van Camp Sea Food. (Full Story)

9.26.09

San Diego Union-Tribune-- “That's what good companies should do,” said Alan Gin, an economist at the University of San Diego. “Sure, there's a little bit of risk, but that's what you do when things are difficult. You use that as an opportunity to get established and lock up good real estate rates.” (Full Story)

9.25.09

San Diego Union-Tribune-- It was the fifth consecutive month that the index — maintained by the Burnham Moores Center for Real Estate at the University of San Diego — moved upward, after a three-year decline. (Full Story)

9.25.09

San Diego Union-Tribune-- Robert Fellmeth, a University of San Diego law professor and director of the Center for Public Interest Law, questioned why the police union would hire Hale because it was bound to raise suspicions. (Full Story)

9.25.09

San Diego Union-Tribune-- The session, sponsored by the San Diego County Apartment Association and the local chapter of the CCIM Institute for certified commercial investors, also featured former San Diego City Councilman Fred Schnaubelt and University of San Diego economics professor Ryan Ratcliff. (Full Story)

9.25.09

San Diego Union-Tribune-- California is already seen as a worldwide leader in energy efficiency, in part because of early efforts like the one expanded yesterday, said Scott Anders, who heads an energy think tank at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

9.25.09

Daily Transcript-- "I was a lot more worried about that nine months ago than I am now," said economist Ryan Ratcliff, who teaches at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

9.25.09

Daily Transcript-- Dr. David Shirk, professor of political science and lead researcher for the Justice in Mexico Project at the University of San Diego, said the desertion of 120,000 Mexican soldiers during the presidency of Vicente Fox (2000-2006), or roughly one-third of the armed forces, provided drug cartels with a huge pool of new recruits trained to engage in types of combat that went beyond the sort of violence long practiced by the traditional gun-for-hire, or pistolero. (Full Story)

9.25.09

GilroyDispatch.com-- Shaun Martin, a law professor at the University of San Diego who writes a blog on California appeals court cases, agreed with the decision in principle. (Full Story)

9.24.09

San Diego Business Journal-- San Diego’s economy is trending positive, registering a fifth consecutive rise in a monthly economic index compiled by the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

9.24.09

San Diego Business Journal-- It was the fifth month in a row that the index from the University of San Diego has gained ground, and August's 0.6 percent increase was the biggest since March 2004. (Full Story)

9.24.09

Daily Transcript-- A regional economic index rose for the fifth consecutive month in August, but that doesn't mean the economy has hit bottom yet, said Alan Gin, the University of San Diego economist who compiles the index of indicators. (Full Story)

9.24.09

SDNN.com-- The University of San Diego’s Index of Leading Economic Indicators rose for the fourth consecutive month in August, it was announced Thursday. (Full Story)

9.24.09

SanDiego6.com-- The University of San Diego's Index of Leading Economic Indicators rose for the fourth consecutive month in August. (Full Story)

9.24.09

VoiceofSanDiego.org-- The local economy got another boost in August -- its biggest since March 2004 -- with a bump in consumer confidence, increased local stock prices and a sunnier outlook for the national economy, according to the University of San Diego index of leading economic indicators. (Full Story)

9.23.09

VoiceofSanDiego.org-- Local moguls "knew it was a moneymaker, and whoever would control the water could control development," said Iris Engstrand, history professor at the University of San Diego and co-editor of The Journal of San Diego History. (Full Story)

9.23.09

Daily Transcript-- Employees working in green buildings phone in sick to work less frequently and are more productive than their counterparts who work in non-green buildings, according to a recent study by University of San Diego’s Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate and commercial real estate firm CB Richard Ellis. (Full Story)

9.22.09

San Diego Union-Tribune-- While the county's current unemployment rate of 10.4 percent is significantly higher than last year's, the Census Bureau numbers still reflect a year in which 10,000 jobs were lost, according to University of San Diego economist Alan Gin. (Full Story)

9.22.09

San Diego Union-Tribune-- Norm Miller, a real estate professor at the University of San Diego, said the new figures may reflect another factor. (Full Story)

9.22.09

KVUE.com-- "It's getting down to the community level and the family level and we're seeing the disastrous effects of this violence for everyday people," said David Shirk, University of San Diego Trans-Border Institute. (Full Story)

9.21.09

The New Yorker-- Here are a couple of good background studies of the rating-agency problem by Frank Partnoy of the University of San Diego, as well as an older paper (with the great title “The Siskel and Ebert of Financial Markets”) that calls, as my column does, for eliminating the regulatory dependence on credit ratings. (Full Story)

9.20.09

San Diego Union-Tribune-- “The issues become polarized,” says Ronald A. Pachence, a priest and Ph.D theologian who teaches at the University of San Diego and has been advising the production. (Full Story)

9.20.09

San Diego Union-Tribune-- Lou Galuppo, head of residential real estate at the University of San Diego’s Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate, says honesty is the single most important trait. (Full Story)

9.19.09

North County Times-- Sam Scudellari threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Patrick Doyle with 41 seconds left to lift the University of San Diego football team to a 17-10 win over Marist on Saturday. (Full Story)

9.19.09

San Diego Union-Tribune-- Alan Gin, a University of San Diego professor who tracks the local economy, said the job losses have pulled San Diego employment back to the level of 2004, with 1.24 million non-farm jobs in the region. He projected losses close to 50,000 jobs for all of 2009. (Full Story)

9.18.09

San Diego Union-Tribune-- John C. Cushman III, chairman of Cushman & Wakefield, told an audience at the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate yesterday that the commercial real estate industry faces $5 trillion in mortgage refinancing problems over the next decade. Improved leasing, sales and construction conditions are unlikely until 2011 or 2012, he said. (Full Story)

9.18.09

TMCNet.com-- "More people are becoming aware of the quality learning and living experiences offered by the University; however, as a private institution, we need to work harder to demonstrate the value we provide relative to the cost of tuition," said Mr. Pultz. "The solution from SunGard Higher Education is helping us meet our recruitment goals by giving us the capability to easily personalize and track our communications with prospects, and to maintain relationships with them from their very first interaction with the University through the admissions process, and throughout their learning experience with us." (Full Story)

9.17.09

KPBS.org-- Guest: Patricia Marquez, director of the newly created responsible enterprise initiative at the University of San Diego. And, one of the organizers of the "Increasing Market Share through Social Branding" conference taking place at USD this Friday. (Full Story)

9.17.09

Daily Transcript-- Ann Mayo, RN, DNSc, is a professor at the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

9.17.09

NBCSanDiego.com-- Charles Pope of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego is not surprised by the cost of maintaining the border fence. Pope said he thought that those billions of dollars would be better spent helping Mexico improve its economy. (Full Story

9.17.09

XKSanDiego.com-- The USD men's soccer team upended the Wisconsin Badgers, 3-0, in a hard-fought battle at Torero Stadium on Friday night. In a whirlwind opening 20 minutes, the Toreros laid siege to the the Wisconsin goal but no goal was forthcoming. (Full Story)

9.17.09

TodaysFacilityManager.com-- These are just a few of the features of the University of San Diego’s new Student Life Pavilion. The striking 55,000-square-foot, four-story Spanish Mediterranean facility is designed to “set a new standard” for student dining and student life, said Andre Mallie, director of auxiliary services. (Full Story)

9.16.09

Bloomberg.com-- “What happens as a result of these rules is that investors have to buy securities that have particular ratings,” said Frank Partnoy, a University of San Diego law professor and former Morgan Stanley banker who has written research papers about credit-rating companies. (Full Story)

9.16.09

Chronicle of Higher Education-- The University of San Diego, meanwhile, stuck to a more traditional Spanish Mediterranean style for its 55,000-square-foot Student Life Pavilion, but expects the building to achieve LEED gold certification. (Full Story)

9.16.09

Voiceof SanDiego.org-- That debate played out in a half-full USD auditorium where state Senators Romero and Mark Wyland listened to superintendents, parents, union leaders and school board members explain their takes on Race to the Top. (Full Story)

9.16.09

San Diego Union-Tribune-- Alan Gin, economist at the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate at the University of San Diego, said the tax credit has been less useful to San Diego buyers because local home prices are much higher than the national average. (Full Story)

9.15.09

SDNN.com-- Businesses will need more time to see a turnaround, said Alan Gin, an economics associate professor at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

9.15.09

NebsMarketingStore.ca-- Research from the University of San Diego's Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate, in partnership with CB Richard Ellis, found that employees who work in LEED-certified, Energy Star-labeled "green buildings" are more productive and healthy. (Full Story)

9.15.09

Campus Technology-- The University of San Diego has launched "MySDMobile," a suite of nine mobile device programs for its campus community. (Full Story)

9.13.09

San Diego Union-Tribune-- “To the extent that strategic plan elements are specific enough that they substantially influence money their way, to me that's a problem,” said Robert Fellmeth, a University of San Diego law professor and director of the Center for Public Interest Law. (Full Story)

9.11.09

MobileMarketer.com-- The University of San Diego is going mobile to connect with its growing student body and said other schools need to embrace the platform. (Full Story)

9.11.09

SDNN.com-- The University of San Diego will pay tribute to the nearly 3,000 people killed during the terrorist attacks with moments of prayer and reflection. (Full Story)

9.10.09

Reuters.com-- The University of San Diego has joined an elite group of universities that are early adopters of mobile applications. (Full Story)

9.10.09

SDNN.com-- Over the last weekend in September, an arts festival will take place at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at the University of San Diego (IPJ.) The Festival is entitled Bearing Exquisite Witness. (Full Story)

9.08.09

BentonCourier.com-- It started out with just a few dozen students. Now, as it gets ready to celebrate its 60th anniversary, University of San Diego is often ranked as one of the top universities in the U.S. and has blossomed atop Linda Vista. (Full Story)

9.07.09

San Diego Union-Tribune-- USD (2-0) took an early lead and survived an SDSU (0-2) surge in the second half in front of about 500 fans at Montezuma Mesa. (Full Story)

9.06.09

San Diego Union-Tribune-- The Toreros kept the lead the rest of the way for a 24-12 victory before a record APU crowd of 5,124 at Citrus College, adjacent to the Cougars' campus. (Full Story)

9.06.09

North County Times-- Phil Morelli rushed for 82 yards on 19 carries and quarterback Sebastian Trujillo threw two touchdown passes to help the University of San Diego beat Azusa Pacific 24-12 on Saturday night. (Full Story)

9.04.09

San Diego Union Tribune-- Milburn Line is executive director of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at USD. (Full Story

9.04.09

Daily Transcript-- "The outlook for San Diego's economy remains cautiously optimistic," said professor Alan Gin from the University of San Diego following the release of the index of leading economic indicators for the San Diego County region. (Full Story)

9.03.09

Food Management-- The University of San Diego has opened its new 55,000-sq.ft. Student Life Pavilion student center, which not only includes various international dining stations as well as a full-service grocery store, but is designed to be the school’s first LEED certified building (in fact, is seeking gold-level certification). (Full Story)

9.03.09

SDNN.com-- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia entertained and engaged a large crowd at the University of San Diego Wednesday night. Scalia spoke on his approach to interpretation of the Constitution which he labeled “originalist.” (Full Story)

9.01.09

VoiceofSanDiego.org-- I also spoke with the University of San Diego's Alan Gin, who was not as blunt as Cox, but shared his concerns. (Full Story)

8.31.09

MontereyHerald.com-- Fellmeth is the director of the University of San Diego's Center for Public Interest Law, which monitors the Medical Board of California and other regulatory agencies. (Full Story

8.31.09

San Diego Union-Tribune-- Tom Dalton has been around for a few recessions. As director of undergraduate programs at USD, Dalton has seen the slight uptick in majors such as accounting during previous downturns. (Full Story)

8.31.09

CityTownInfo.com-- "I think students today gravitate toward majors they think will be personally satisfying," said Tom Dalton, director of undergraduate programs at the University of San Diego, "while 25 or 30 years ago, they were more focused on being practical and getting a job that would bring in a steady income and job security." (Full Story)

8.31.09

MontereyHerald.com--  Fellmeth, who helped draft the legislation, is director of the University of San Diego's Center for Public Interest Law, which monitors the state's medical regulatory agencies. (Full Story)

8.30.09

San Diego Union-Tribune-- The University of San Diego's Renaissance man running back is also a graduate student studying real estate, a multiplatform entrepreneur, a world-class baseball heckler and, according to his coach, a mayor in the making. (Full Story)

8.28.09

San Diego Union-Tribune-- Rebounding stock prices, a more positive outlook for the national economy and cautious optimism among local consumers provide growing evidence that San Diego County's economy is on the way to recovery, according to an index of leading economic indicators released yesterday by the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

8.27.09

San Diego Business Journal-- Alan Gin, the University of San Diego economics professor who compiles the Index of Leading Economic Indicators for San Diego County, said the region’s economic recession is projected to hit bottom and begin turning around sometime in the first half of 2010. (Full Story)

8.27.09

10News.com-- The University of San Diego's Index of Leading Indicators rose slightly in July for the fourth consecutive month, led by a strong gain in local consumer confidence, it was announced Thursday. (Full Story)

8.27.09

Daily Transcript-- The University of San Diego's Index of Leading Economic Indicators for San Diego County rose 0.1 percent in July to 101.7. It is the fourth consecutive gain. (Full Story)

8.27.09

North County Times-- The University of San Diego's Index of Leading Economic Indicators edged up 0.1 percent from June to July. It has risen every month since a low in March, and yet it hasn't regained even half of what it lost in that single month. (Full Story)

8.27.09

MyValleyNews.com-- The University of San Diego's Index of Leading Indicators rose slightly in July for the fourth consecutive month, led by a strong gain in local consumer confidence, it was announced today. (Full Story)

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