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Toreros Abroad: SYE Florence Trip Opens a Whole New World

Caitlan Bertram is a sophomore Communication Studies major and French language and marketing minor. In January, Bertram went on the University of San Diego’s Second Year Experience Abroad trip to Florence, Italy. This study abroad experience is unique because it is open only to USD sophomores. Bertram took a course, spent time with USD staff members and went on side trips around Italy. Below, she reflects on her experience for the USD News Center. 

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WorldLink: Inspiring Youth to Take Action

Olivia Zaller is one reason to believe in a better world, a better future. The junior at Coronado High School is passionate about global issues, cares…

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Intersession 2016 January 4 - 22

To view a list of all the courses available during Intersession 2016 please visit or feel free to do a search through the mysandi…

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Torero Basketball Seasons Begin Anew

Cindy Fisher is in the midst of her 11th season as University of San Diego women's basketball head coach. She's been in a coaching role for nearly 30 …


Lighting the Way Towards Peace

The candles flickered in the wind in front of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (IPJ) as students, faculty, and community members gathe…

Homecoming Weekend

PHOTOS: Homecoming Weekend 2015

The University of San Diego celebrated its history and its vibrancy by welcoming alumni, parents, families and friends to campus for Homecoming and Fa…

Torero Store grand opening

PHOTOS: Torero Store Grand Opening

Digital walls and screens, interactive retail technology and concierge textbook sales are only a few of the new features at the new University of San …

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Author 'Art' E. Hughes, 1929-2015

Author “Art” E. Hughes, whose 24 years as the University of San Diego’s first president was highlighted by his leadership during a 1…

Move-In Weekend

PHOTOS: Move-In Weekend

After a weekend of unpacking, forming new friendships and exploring the campus, the Class of 2019 has officially made the University of San Diego thei…

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Founders' Scholar: Ailsa Tirado

Ailsa Tirado thought she had it all worked out. She planned to go to community college for two years and work to make money to pay for college once sh…


DeRoche Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Edward DeRoche, director of the University of San Diego Character Development Center, has received the Sanford N. McDonnell Award for Lifetime Achieve…

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Paddling With the President

Proving that he’s not afraid to get his feet wet, on his second day on the job, USD’s new president, Dr. Jim Harris, went out kayaking wit…