February 2011

Events Around the World
Torero Athletics

College of Arts and Sciences
Hahn School of Nursing
Kroc School of Peace Studies

School of Business Administration

School of Law
School of Leadership and Education Sciences
Other News and Events

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A New Tradition is in the Works

This fall two great University of San Diego traditions are merging into one. Homecoming and Reunion Weekend is combining with Family Weekend. On September 30, 2011 we’ll kick off USD’s first Homecoming and Family Weekend and create a new tradition for the future. We hope that you’ll be able to join us!

The weekend is scheduled for Friday, September 30th through Sunday, October 2nd of this year. It will include events and activities for everyone in the Torero family including alumni, parents, students, faculty, administrators, staff, families and friends. The 3-day Homecoming and Family Weekend will include a welcome kick-off, concert, class reunions, special group reunions, Mass, football game and our biggest alumni party of the year- the pre-game picnic and tailgate!

Class reunions will be taking place for graduation years ending in 1 & 6. Interested in knowing what your class is up to for their reunion? Click here. If your class is celebrating a landmark reunion and you’d like to help spread the word please contact Christine McAuliffe, Volunteer Coordinator, at christinem@sandiego.edu.

Interested in reconnecting with your college teammates, fellow student club members or faculty? The Alumni Association can help you plan an affinity reunion for your group. For more information on affinity group reunions click here.

Invitations to Homecoming and Family Weekend will be mailed this summer. Make sure your mailing address is correct by logging into your Torero Network account and updating your profile. Not yet registered for the Torero Network? Register today by clicking here. You will need your alumni ID number to register. Call the Office of Alumni Relations at (619) 260-4819 to obtain your ID number.

Go Toreros!

Events Around the World

February 12 Silicon Valley Chapter
USD vs. Santa Clara Game and Pre-Game Party

February 23 Alumni Assoc. & School of Law Event
Putting Your J.D. Degree to Work in Non-Legal Careers

February 24 Orange County Chapter
Happy Hour and Networking in Costa Mesa

February 24 Seattle Chapter
Alumni Night in Downtown Seattle

February 24 Albuquerque Event
Happy Hour and Networking in Albuquerque

February 24 New York Chapter
Alumni Happy Hour in Manhattan

March 22 Washington DC Chapter
Taco Tuesday Happy Hour

March 26 Los Angeles Chapter
Day at the Santa Anita Racetrack

March 30 Denver Chapter
Spring Social Event in Washington Park

March 31 Silicon Valley Chapter
Lecture: The Risks and Benefits of Doing Business in China


Torero Athletics

USD Baseball Alumni Golf Tournament
When: Friday, February 11 at 10 a.m.
Where: Coronado Golf Course, Coronado
Details: USD Baseball is excited to host the First Annual alumni golf tournament. The event is open to any and all former USD baseball players, as well as anyone who supports the program.
For more information: please call Luke Roniger '08 at (619) 540-8591 or email L.Roniger@gmail.com.

For the Love of the Game Baseball Fundraiser
When: Saturday, February 12 at 5 p.m.
Where: Hahn University Center, University of San Diego
Details: Benefit and dinner to support USD Baseball with emcee Mark Grant. $150 per person to attend or $1000 for a table of 8. All proceeds benefit the USD baseball program.
For more information: and to RSVP contact the Office of Athletic Development at (619) 260-5917.

Football Alumni Game & Spring Scrimmage
When: Saturday, February 26 at 9 a.m.
Where: Torero Stadium, University of San Diego
Details: Come join your fellow football alumni for the annual alumni game at 9 a.m. followed by the spring scrimmage at 11 a.m. with a BBQ for all parents and alumni.
For more information: and to RSVP call the Office of Athletic Development at (619) 260-5917.


College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty Recital
When: Saturday, February 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: French Parlor, Founders Hall, University of San Diego
Details: Sharon Martin, clarinet, with Alyze Dreiling, violin, and guest artist, Gabriel Arregui, piano. Music by Mozart, Bartok, Brahms, and Gershwin. Tickets available at the door for $10 general admission and $8 for alumni.
For more information: click here.

The Annual Humanities Lecture: Translation and Travel
When: Wednesday, February 16 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Manchester Auditorium, Manchester Conference Center, University of San Diego
Details: "How and why do we translate other languages? How do we translate what we see when we travel to other countries? Translation and Travel will build a model for experiencing the foreign and for understanding the nature of culture." Presenter, Fred Miller Robinson is a professor of English.
For more information: click here.

Dreams and Diversions: 250 Years of Japanese Woodblock Prints from The San Diego Museum of Art
When: exhibit runs February 26 through June 5
Where: Robert and Karen Hoehn Family Galleries, Founders Hall, University of San Diego
Details: Organized by The San Diego Museum of Art, this landmark exhibition unveils prime examples of Japanese print treasures drawn from the Museum’s rarely seen collection. Spanning the history of Ukiyo-e and beyond from the 17th to 20th century, the exhibition will be arranged thematically within a chronological framework and will include important works by Japan’s most celebrated print artists. A unique collaboration between the Museum and the University of San Diego will allow these masterworks to be on display in unprecedented scope at both institutions concurrently.
For more information: click here.

New Musical Geographies: A Solo Recital by Christopher Adler
When: Tuesday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Shiley Theatre, Camino Hall, University of San Diego
Details: A recital of contemporary and traditional music for khaen, the bamboo mouth organ of Laos and Northeast Thailand. Christopher Adler (USD faculty) is the world’s leading innovator on this elegant traditional instrument. His recital features new works commissioned from young and innovative composers across the United States, including Christopher Burns, Sidney Marquez Boquiren, Jeff Herriott and David Loeb, as well as his own works, presented along with traditional music from Laos and Thailand.
For more information: click here.

Teaching HIV/AIDS and Ethics at American Universities Today
When: Thursday, March 3 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, University of San Diego
Details: The Theology and Religious Studies department is pleased to announce that James Keenan, SJ, PhD, professor of Moral Theology at Boston College, will deliver the 11th Annual Portman Lecture. Professor Keenan’s lecture entitled "Teaching HIV/AIDS and Ethics at American Universities Today" will focus on Catholic responses to the HIV/AIDS crisis.
For more information: click here.

The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde
When: running March 5 through March 10
Where: Studio Theatre, Sacred Heart Hall, University of San Diego
Details: One of the most beloved of modern comedies, The Importance of Being Earnest sparkles with Oscar Wilde's famous wit and brilliant language. $10 general admission; $8 students, seniors and active military. Tickets may be purchased at the Hahn University Center Box Office.
For more information: click here.

Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science

Study of MSN Alumna Accepted by Western Institute of Nursing 2011 Conference
Congratulations to Miriam Bender, MSN ’08, who had her study, “Interrupted Time Series design: Evaluating CNL intervention effect on patient outcomes,” accepted for a podium presentation at the Western Institute of Nursing 2011 Conference.

PhD Student Receives Grant for Diabetes Research
PhD student, Crisamar Anunciado received a $105,000 research grant to be the principal investigator on a diabetes research project at Sharp Chula Vista medical center that is related to her dissertation. Ms. Anunciado will be working with Hahn Alumni, Pablo Velez, PhD ‘06, CEO of Sharp Chula Vista, and Sharp Chula Vista Research Director Karen Wikoff, PhD ‘03, on the research.

Kroc School of Peace Studies

Achieving Justice for the Victims of Genocide, War Crimes, and Crimes against Humanity
When: Thursday, February 17 at 7 p.m.
Where: Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, University of San Diego
Details: Is it possible to achieve justice for victims of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, when these crimes most often occur in conflict zones where victims have nowhere to turn for justice? Find out from U.S. Ambassador Stephen J. Rapp, who worked as a prosecutor on some of the toughest cases in Rwanda and Sierra Leone.
For more information: and to RSVP click here.

International Women’s Day Breakfast, Celebrating a Century of Women!
When: Tuesday, March 8 at 7 a.m.
Where: Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, University of San Diego
Details: To mark the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day and explore the links between Women’s Day and peacebuilding, join men and women students, alumni and representatives from organizations throughout San Diego for an inspiring program, networking, and breakfast buffet. General Admission, $22; Students, $15; Table of Eight, $175.
For more information: click here.

School of Business Administration

Global Sustainable Supply Chain Systems Seminar
When: February 15, 22 & March 1 at 6 p.m.
Where: Shiley Center for Science and Technology, University of San Diego
Details: During this three-evening seminar, participants will gain an understanding of how to manage supply chains to deliver a greater environmental and social impact. This seminar is part of the Professional Certificate in Global Business Strategy. USD Alumni receive a 15% discount with discount code USDsem15.
For more information: click here.

15th Annual Real Estate Conference

When: Thursday, March 3 from 7:30 a.m. until 12 p.m.
Where: Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego, CA
Details: Fannie Mae President and CEO Michael J. Williams will be the keynote speaker at this year’s conference, which is a signature gathering of senior-level real estate executives. Members of the Real Estate Alumni Association receive a 50% discount off the conference registration fee.
For more information: call Diane Gustafson at (619) 260-2379 or click here.

3rd Annual USD School of Business Administration Golf Tournament

When: Friday, April 22 at 11:30 a.m.
Where: Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf Resort, Rancho Bernardo, CA
Details: Play golf on this lush 18-hole championship golf course, while networking with other USD business professionals. Join us for what will be more than just your typical golf experience! 100% of all net proceeds will go to the USD School of Business Student Scholarship fund to help deserving undergraduate and graduate business students fund their USD education.
For more information: and to register click here.

MBA Students Undertake Consulting Projects for Companies Abroad Using Alumni Connections
Over January intersession, the Ahlers Center for International Business supported approx. 70 MBA students working in teams to address various business challenges for companies in Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Singapore and Shanghai. These projects are generally selected by the Ahlers Center, oftentimes utilizing the contacts and networks of USD around the globe (in parentheses). Select projects include: WD-40 China, where students worked to provide data and analysis on segmenting the China market for its individual products (Stephanie Barry, IMBA '99, General Manager, WD-40 China); Wal-Mart Argentina, where one student team worked to expand financial service packages for new consumers, whereas another addressed concerns on how to drive consumers to its new e-commerce platform (Pablo F. Belocopitow, MBA '98, CFO Wal-Mart Argentina); GKE Freight Pte Ltd Singapore, where students provided a proposal to improve the internal organization to increase stand-alone sales revenue (Mark Chua, BBA '00, Marketing Manager, East Asia Institute of Management). Click here to read about additional projects.

School of Law

Beyond the Law: Putting Your J.D. Degree to Work in Non-Legal Careers
When: Wednesday, February 23 at 6 p.m.
Where: Degheri Alumni Center, University of San Diego
Details: USD alumni are invited to join us for a panel and reception with USD alumni who are engaged in a wide variety of alternative legal careers. The Beyond the Law panel will address the versatility and marketability of earning a law degree and highlight alternative career options for law school graduates. Alumni panelists include representatives from the fields of real estate, risk control, public service and more. The panel will be moderated by Cara Mitnick, Assistant Dean for Career Services.
For more information: and to RSVP click here.

Entrepreneurship Clinic Provides Free Legal Services to Low-Income Individuals
Did you know that USD School of Law offers free legal services to low- and moderate-income entrepreneurs through its Entrepreneurship Clinic? The clinic provides help with issues involved in starting or expanding small businesses both as a community service and as real-world experience for law students. Margaret A. Dalton, '94, Administrative Director of USD's Legal Clinics stated, "the Entrepreneurship Clinic is a fine example of legal transactional work and how important that type of advice and assistance can be. Interns in this clinic work with clients to assist them in making important decisions prior to going into business or a new venture. Most people think of litigation when they think of attorneys, but transactional law has an important place because done well, it can assist a client in avoiding litigation later." For more information call (619) 260-7470.

U.S. District Judge Larry A. Burns '79 Picked to Handle Loughner Case
U.S. District Judge Larry A. Burns, '79, of San Diego was appointed to preside over the case of Jared Loughner, the Tucson man accused of shooting Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killing a federal judge and five others. Judge Burns was named to the case after all the federal judges in Arizona recused themselves to avoid the appearance they could not be impartial in a trial of Loughner. One of the victims who was shot in a Tucson supermarket parking lot was Judge John Roll, the district's chief judge. "There was a decent chance that this would be moved even before Judge Burns was assigned to the case," said USD law professor Shaun Martin. "Now that he has it, the chances of it being heard in San Diego are a lot higher." Click here for more.

U.S. Congressman Dave Camp '78 Selected as Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee
On January 5, Congressman Dave Camp (R-MI) '78 JD, was formally elected by the U.S. House of Representatives to serve as the Ways and Means Committee Chairman for the 112th Congress. Click here for more.

School of Leadership and Education Sciences

Spotlight on Education Speaker Series: Matthew T. Spathas
When: Thursday, February 24 at 4 p.m.
Where: Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, University of San Diego
Details: Transforming Our Schools: Engaging, Empowering, Educating, and Preparing All Students for the 21st Century
For more information: click here.

Spotlight on Education Speaker Series: Mike Schmoker
When: Tuesday, March 29 at 4 p.m.
Where: Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, University of San Diego
Details: The Opportunity: From Brutal Facts to the Best Schools We’ve Ever Had
For more information: click here.

Spotlight on Education Speaker Series: Yong Zhao
When: Thursday, May 12 at 4 p.m.
Where: Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, University of San Diego
Details: Schools as Global Enterprises: Re-imagine Education for the Age of Globalization
For more information: click here.

Other News and Events

Wanted: Class Notes
Remember your graduation day at USD? Well, we know that a whole lot has happened in life since you stepped on stage and accepted your diploma ... and we want to hear all about it. Whether you’ve landed a dream job, found your soul mate or bicycled your way through South America — USD Magazine wants to connect you and your story to the over 50,000 Torero alumni living in all 50 states and 100 countries worldwide. Simply drop us a line via e-mail at classnotes@sandiego.edu with your name, year of degree and a phone number or e-mail address in case we have a question. It’s your life. It’s your story. Ready to share it?

When Values Collide: the Sexual Abuse Crisis in the Catholic Church and Lessons for Leadership
When: Monday, February 21 at 7 p.m.
Where: University Center, University of San Diego
Details: An event to explore where the church goes from this point onwards in the aftermath of the sexual abuse crisis – looking to bring the unresolved issues to the table and to attempt to discern lessons for the future. Keynote Speaker: Joseph P. Chinnici, OFM, Professor of Church History, Franciscan School of Theology, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California. Co-sponsored by the Frances G. Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture, Mission and Ministry and the Center for Christian Spirituality. This event is free and open to the public.
For more information: and to RSVP contact Justine Hollowell at jhollowell@sandiego.edu.

La Gran Terraza Special Events for Alumni
USD alumni are invited to have their next meeting or special event at the university's own fine dining restaurant, La Gran Terraza. Rehearsal dinners are becoming popular at the restaurant because of its proximity to Founders Chapel! La Gran Terraza is also now available exclusively for special events on Saturdays. Contact Lindsay Sudul at (619) 260-8811 or meetatusd@sandiego.edu to book your event. Ask about our special alumni discount!

A Place to Call Home
When you make a bequest to the University of San Diego, you are not only supporting your alma matter, you are helping to create a lasting legacy for generations to come. A bequest is a simple gift arrangement that allows you to leave all or a portion of your estate to USD. Best of all, a bequest costs you nothing now and yet offers a way for you to support scholarships or a particular area of interest. Help make a lasting impact while having the confidence that your gift will benefit USD tomorrow through your good intentions today! If you have already provided for USD in your estate plan, please let us know!

For more information, please contact USD’s Office of Planned Giving by calling (619) 260-4523 or visiting www.sandiego.edu/plannedgiving.

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