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10.18.13

U-T San Diego -- When that issue starts making news again, its timing will come when consumer spending should be in high gear, said Alan Gin, economist at the University of San Diego. (Full Story

10.14.13

U-T San Diego -- “It’s like there’s a little cloud hanging over the Cabrillo National Monument,” said Iris Engstrand, a University of San Diego history professor. “It’s never been exactly what it should have been.” (Full Story

10.14.13

NerdWallet -- In Talent Wants to Be Free: Why We Should Learn to Love Leaks, Raids and Free Riding, University of San Diego Law Professor Orly Lobel relies on original behavioral experiments and case study analyses to argue against conventional notions about competition, innovation and secrecy. She posits that looser control of ideas and talent flow will spur innovation and creativity. (Full Story)

10.14.13

NerdWallet Investing--Government leaders and CEOs want to create innovative environments. But what if the traditional approach to innovation is wrong? In the traditional approach to innovation, companies invest heavily in R&D departments and protect their ideas through patents, lawsuits and non-compete contracts. Companies can only profit from ideas—the thinking goes—when no one else has them. In Talent Wants to Be Free: Why We Should Learn to Love Leaks, Raids and Free Riding, University of San Diego Law Professor Orly Lobel relies on original behavioral experiments and case study analyses to argue against conventional notions about competition, innovation and secrecy. She posits that looser control of ideas and talent flow will spur innovation and creativity.(Full Story)

10.09.13

U-T San Diego -- In 2001, power cost 13 cents per kilowatt hour in Tier 1 and rose to 19 cents in Tier 4 for residential customers of San Diego Gas & Electric Co., according to a recent paper by Scott Anders, director of the Energy Policy Initiatives Center at the University of San Diego. (Full Story

10.08.13

U-T San Diego-- ...“San Diego has never been a major manufacturing center,” said Alan Gin, economist at the University of San Diego. “It’s too expensive to make stuff here.”

But, companies do make things here. On Friday, San Diegans learned about beer, paddle boards, guitars, airplane parts and a company that makes prototypes of electronics... (Full Story)

10.08.13

NBC San Diego--As the new common core curriculum standards begin working their way into schools, teachers and parents share their thoughts on whether it will work for students. NBC 7's Education Reporter Rory Devine reports

Interview with Scott Himelstein

(Watch Video)

10.08.13

SD Metro--The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded a $300,000, three-year grant to the University of San Diego to launch a comprehensive suicide prevention program. The grant will allow the university to enhance and strengthen collaborations, trainings and other educational interventions, including increasing the awareness of mental health concerns, suicide risk and create environmental change on campus and beyond that promotes the overall health of the USD community. (Full Story)

10.04.13

U-T San Diego -- If federal dollars stop flowing for an extended period, the defense contracting industry could be in for a “big impact,” said Alan Gin, an associate professor of economics at the University of San Diego. (Full Story

10.04.13

U-T San Diego-- ..."The shutdown won’t cause lasting harm to the recovery, but it will slow it. San Diego will be impacted more than most metropolitan areas because we get more money from the federal government than other places..." (Full Story)- Alan Gin

9.30.13

U-T San Diego-- ..."Earlier this year, San Diego was on a pace to add more than 30,000 jobs to the county’s economy, which would have made 2013 the best year for job growth since 2000. But August’s year-over-year growth was less than 15,000 compared to August 2012. San Diego came out of the Great Recession later but stronger than the rest of the economy, and the slowdown may just be a consolidation of some of those early gains. The slowdown could also be a sign that the sequester is having a strong effect on San Diego, given the dependence of the military and some parts of the sciences on federal funding" -Alan Gin...

(Full Story)

9.30.13

U-T San Diego-- ...With planter boxes full of fresh herbs on the patio and an Organic Soyrizo Tofu Scramble special on the menu, the University of San Diego’s recently remodeled La Paloma Cafe seemed like the perfect place to start my day. If I had spare time by the bushel and willpower by the pound. (Full Story)

9.25.13

U-T San Diego -- Students at the University of San Diego kicked off a campaign for immigration reform and are hosting a series of events on Wednesday that include a mass, vigil and a march to the campus chapel. (Full Story

9.23.13

U-T San Diego-Altobello currently has a perform rating on the security. He said regular WD-40 is as strong as ever, but that the company is branching out into more international territories and it is finding niches with new, targeted products. (Full Story)

Garry Ridge earned his master of science in executive leadership degree from USD in 2001. He received the Author E. Hughes Award for Career Achievement, from the School of Business Administration in 2004. 

 

9.23.13

The Washington Post-UNITED NATIONS — As President Obama weighed his options last month in response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria, he made clear that he was prepared to bypass the United Nations on the way to war. (Full Story)

9.23.13

UT San Diego- ...The case “in my view is an illustration of why Mexico needs reform,” said David Shirk, a professor at the University of San Diego and director of the Justice in Mexico Project, a research initiative on security and rule of law in Mexico. “These are questions that are being raised some 30 years after the fact that should have been raised at the time of the arrest.” (Full Story

9.23.13

Reuters- ..."The main question in my mind is, 'do they know what they're doing?'" said David Shirk, director of the Trans-Border Institute and a drug war specialist, calling the gendarmerie a "gimmick."

"Do they have a well thought-out strategy that they're trying to employ? Or are they figuring out things as they go?" (Full Story)

9.22.13

U-T San Diego- ...The situation exasperates Susan Lord, an engineering professor at USD. Using her fingers to tick things off, Lord said, “Law, medicine, science — women have made progress in all of these areas. But not in engineering." (Full Story)

9.19.13

U-T San Diego- The number of people living in poverty and the median household income in the San Diego region stayed virtually the same between 2011 and 2012 despite some improvements in the economy, according to new census data. (Full Story)

9.17.13

Nonprofit Quarterly- It’s important for nonprofits to advocate on behalf of their causes and weigh in on important public policy issues and community challenges, but a recent development in the drama over former San Diego mayor Bob Filner shows that nonprofit leaders need to be careful about how it’s done and mindful of the rules and regulations governing nonprofit advocacy. (Full Story)

9.17.13

ESPN W.- It just makes sense for there to be great volleyball played in San Diego, right? Well, this year, the University of San Diego women's volleyball team indeed might be on a path to greatness. If nothing else, the Toreros certainly have had a great start to their 2013 season. (Full Story)

 

9.17.13

Engineering News Record-Chell A. Roberts is named founding dean of the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering at the University of San Diego (USD), Calif., which will be formally inaugurated on Sept. 26. He had been executive dean of the College of Technology and Innovation at Arizona State University, Tempe, and also served as its engineering chair. (Full Story)

9.10.13

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

Answer: Yes

July Is usually the worst month of the year for the unemployment rate due to new graduates coming on the market as well as school support personnel being let go for the summer. (Full Story

8.22.13

KPBS — Tom Reifer, associate professor of sociology and affiliated faculty for Ethnic Studies at the University of San Diego appeared on KPBS’ Midday Edition at noon and on KPBS TV at 5 p.m. to discuss San Diego Mayor Bob Filner. Also appearing on both shows was Carl Luna, a visiting political science professor at USD, and professor at San Diego Mesa College.

KPBS Midday Edition 

KPBS TV video

8.22.13

KPBS Midday Edition — University of San Diego sociologist Thomas Reifer said the new policy is disturbing because of the human rights issue, but also for another reason.

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8.18.13

U.K. Sky News — Carl Luna, a visiting political professor at University of San Diego, said politicians are learning some hard lessons about the impact of scandals.

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8.16.13

Cardhub.com — Still, foreclosures offer would-be homeowners and investors an attractive opportunity, as long as you are careful. The experts, including Norman G. Miller, professor for the University of San Diego’s Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate, offer advice on staying out of trouble. (Full story)

8.11.13

 

U-T San Diego -- USD economists Norm Miller and Alan Gin agreed that Janet Yellen, vice chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, is the best replacement for Chairman Ben Bernanke. (Full Story)

8.08.13

U-T San Diego -- That would cut the number of home sales in most markets, according to research by Norm Miller, a professor at the University of San Diego’s Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate. (Full Story

8.07.13

U-T San Diego -- Alan Gin, economist at the University of San Diego, said he wasn't surprised by the study’s findings, noting that the U.S. economy has become more service oriented. (Full Story

8.07.13

U-T San Diego -- Shelley Hawkins, director of the Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of San Diego, said many other states have put similar independent practice laws in place with no negative consequences. (Full Story

8.05.13

Sacramento Bee -- "The border has never been more secure than it is now. The level of enforcement is unprecedented," said David Shirk, associate professor of political science and international relations at the University of San Diego. (Full Story

8.05.13

U-T San Diego -- Question: Excluding any city budget impact, is there an economic price to pay for the continuing Filner sexual harassment scandal?

Alan Gin, University of San Diego

Annswer: No

The story is national and international news now, so most business people considering doing business in San Diego have heard of it. (Full Story

7.29.13

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

Answer: Yes

A lot of tourists would come here even without advertising. People know about the desirability of San Diego in terms of the weather and things to do, perhaps from past experience. (Full Story

7.26.13

USA Today -- Those admissions alone warrant his resignation, said Lori Watson, director of the women's and gender studies program at the University of San Diego. (Full Story

7.23.13

KPBS -- Economist Alan Gin of the University of San Diego said a spike in diesel consumption is a good thing for the state. (Full Story

7.19.13

U-T San Diego -- Those push-and-pull dynamics and declining distressed-housing stock have contributed to a market that’s “close to equilibrium,” said Norm Miller, a real estate professor at the University of San Diego’s Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate. (Full Story

7.19.13

Catholic News Service -- Speaking during the teleconference, Mary Lyons, president of the University of San Diego, observed that her institution is just 15 miles from the Mexican border, the only U.S. Catholic school within that short a distance. Any immigration reform, or the failure to pass it, will have an effect on the university's students and their families. (Full Story

7.17.13

U-T San Diego -- "I think it’s virtually impossible," said Alan Gin, economist at the University of San Diego. "California's economy has a little bit of momentum behind it and especially in the recovery in the housing market." (Full Story

7.09.13

U-T San Diego -- “The recovery has been slow and uneven,” said Alan Gin of the University of San Diego. (Full Story

7.08.13

U-T San Diego -- The reformist John XXIII, who was pope from 1958 until his death in 1963, was hailed by University of San Diego Msgr. Dan Dillabough for convening the Second Vatican Council and modernizing the church. (Full Story

7.08.13

The Daily Transcript -- Alan Gin, a professor at the University of San Diego and the author of the monthly index of leading economic indicators for San Diego County, said the most recent report showed, “the firing front was more positive, with the local unemployment rate decreased to 6.7 percent in May, the first time it has dropped below 7.0 percent since November 2008. That compares to 8.8 percent in May 2012.” (Full Story

7.08.13

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

Answer: Yes

With no change in the total amount spent compared to the old enterprise zone program, the impact is likely to be small, but still positive. (Full Story

7.02.13

U-T San Diego -- “This is clearly a historic moment in our nation’s immigration history, since the Senate bill is the closest we have come to a comprehensive immigration reform in many years,” said David Shirk, associate professor of political science at the University of San Diego. (Full Story

7.02.13

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

Answer: Yes

Growth in the Chinese economy has helped pull the global economy through the Great Recession. (Full Story

6.24.13

NBC Bay Area -- The fight over money undoubtedly has a ripple effect throughout the drug smuggling business, observers said. When U.S. attorneys set weight thresholds for drug prosecution, traffickers immediately start smuggling smaller loads, said David Shirk, a professor at the University of San Diego and an expert on drug trafficking. (Full Story

6.24.13

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

Answer: Yes

While there is positive growth in the economy, there is a long way to go before full recovery is achieved. (Full Story

6.19.13

The Daily Beast -- When U.S. attorneys set weight thresholds for drug prosecution, traffickers immediately start smuggling smaller loads, said David Shirk, a professor at the University of San Diego and an expert on drug trafficking. (Full Story) 

6.17.13

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

Answer: No

I don’t believe in trying to trade the stocks, so I would not advocate completely exiting the market, even though a correction is possible. (Full Story

6.13.13

U-T San Diego -- Alan Gin, an economist at the University of San Diego, said he believes the local economy is recovering solidly. (Full Story

6.13.13

U-T San Diego -- “In developing countries, it’s always more of a challenge,” said Michel Boudrias, a professor of marine science and environmental studies and director of sustainability for the University of San Diego.

... Despite disagreements about global feasibility and economic hardships, Dave De Haan, a University of San Diego chemistry professor who has researched particulate pollution, said the new report leaves little doubt about the need to rein in diesel emissions. (Full Story

 

6.10.13

U-T San Diego -- Scott Himelstein, director for the Center for Education Policy and Law at the University of San Diego

Gov. Brown’s plan represents a terrific opportunity to re-engage parents, business and students in how school districts determine priorities and expend resources. (Full Story

6.10.13

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

Answer: No

Since reaching a low in May 2009, home prices have risen almost 15 percent, according to the Case-Shiller Home Price Index. (Full Story

6.03.13

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

Answer: No

For the first time in almost a decade, the state of California has a budget surplus. (Full Story

 

5.28.13

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

Answer: No

The Great Recession was the worst downturn since the Great Depression, and drastic action needed to be taken. (Full Story

5.28.13

U-T San Diego -- Alan Gin, an economist at the University of San Diego, said the state is rebounding rapidly because it took such a large hit during The Great Recession. Now, it's making up for it. (Full Story

5.20.13

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

Answer: No

San Diego has too many problems with its transportation infrastructure to allow it to ever become a big player on the export front. (Full Story

5.20.13

Huffington Post -- University of San Diego law professor Gail Heriot told CNN that "the problem is what is called mismatch." (Full Story

5.17.13

U-T San Diego -- Alan Gin, an economist at the University of San Diego, said there's some bias in the job market against people who have been unemployed for a long-time. (Full Story

5.13.13

U-T San Diego -- Leach and co-lead investigator Ann M. Mayo, RN, DNSc, professor in the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science at the University of San Diego, conducted in-depth interviews with individual RRT members and observed teams in action to collect data for their analysis. (Full Story

5.13.13

U-T San Diego -- One problem with the Heritage Foundation report is that it uses static analysis and doesn’t fully take into account the positive impact of immigration reform on the economy. (Full Story

5.13.13

The New York Times -- “People here tend to think about ourselves as the edge of the Earth, as if there’s nothing beyond the border,” said Denise Moreno Ducheny, a former state senator and an analyst at the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego. (full story)

5.07.13

Bloomberg Businessweek -- The inaugural first-place individual finisher, Daniel McAllister, is an MBA candidate at the University of San Diego and a former financial analyst for Jack in the Box (JACK), the San Diego-based quick-service restaurant company. (Full Story

5.06.13

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

Answer: Yes

It would level the playing field between the traditional brick-and-mortar retailers and the online ones. (Full Story

5.06.13

U-T San Diego -- Alan Gin, an economist at the University of San Diego, said the unemployment rate is still high enough where employers have the advantage in the job market and can find people willing to take fewer hours. (Full Story

4.29.13

U-T San Diego -- Speaking with intense somberness, Derrick Cartwright describes the renowned “Miserere” series as a “monumental” group of 58 etchings the French artist Georges Rouault created in response to the unspeakable horrors of World War I.

Cartwright, director of University of San Diego Galleries and an art history professor, considers this unfinished yet deeply moving body of work one of the most important expressions of 20th-century printmaking. (full story)

4.27.13

U-T San Diego -- Scott Himelstein, Director for the Center for Education Policy and Law at the University of San Diego

The more “complex” tests are being piloted and yet to be approved. It remains to be seen how quickly the new system will be fully operational. (full story)

4.26.13

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

ANSWER: YES

With the U.S. economy moving away from an industrial economy to one that is more knowledge-based, increasing importance will be put on the creation of intellectual property. (Full Story)

4.25.13

KPBS -- Carl Luna, a visiting political professor at University of San Diego, stopped while on his way to class one busy afternoon to talk about San Diego mayors. (Full Story

4.24.13

ABC News -- "It's one thing to have data coming from a drone; It's another thing to be able to respond to it," said David Shirk, an expert on border security at the University of San Diego. (Full Story

4.22.13

U-T San Diego -- Alan Gin, economist at the University of San Diego, said if the 30,000-plus pace keeps up by the end of the year, it would be the fastest job growth since 2000 and could force the unemployment rate below 7 percent. (Full Story

4.22.13

U-T San Diego -- University of San Diego lecturer Pete Nunez said Friday that it is doubtful the brothers’ Chechen ties were a factor in the attacks, considering the U.S. was not heavily involved in the conflicts in Chechnya. (Full Story

4.15.13

U-T San Diego -- Alan Gin, economist at the University of San Diego, said at first the change would be minimal, but would become more noticeable over time. (Full Story

4.15.13

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

Answer: No

Social Security is not currently adding to the deficit. (Full Story

4.09.13

U-T San Diego -- As recently reported in this newspaper, a University of San Diego study revealed firearms bought in the U.S. and smuggled into Mexico is a $127 million a year business for the gun industry. (Full Story

4.09.13

San Diego Business Journal -- Douglas Burke, the Director of Network, Infrastructure, Systems and Services, University of San Diego, and his team have made USD one of the most “virtualized” institutions of higher education in the country. (Full Story

4.09.13

The National -- In other words, the technologies are not responding to the tensions before they escalate into violence, but trying to minimise violence if an incidence occurs, says Zahra Ismail, a programme officer at the Institute for Peace & Justice at the University of San Diego's School of Peace Studies. (Full Story

4.09.13

U-T San Diego -- One chapter, “Drugs, Crime and Violence,” written by University of San Diego professor David Shirk together with Luis Astorga of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, urges that the United States and Mexico lead a hemisphere-wide campaign to reduce drug demand. (Full Story

4.09.13

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

Answer: Yes

San Diego is a center for scientific research and development, so any additional funding in that area will benefit the local economy. (Full Story

4.03.13

The Yakima Herald -- David Shirk, of the University of San Diego’s Trans-Border Institute, said there is a dearth of reliable intelligence that cartels are dispatching operatives from Mexico on a large scale. “We know astonishingly little about the structure and dynamics of cartels north of the border,” Shirk said. “We need to be very cautious about the assumptions we make.” (Full Story)

4.02.13

Huffington Post -- David Shirk, of the University of San Diego's Trans-Border Institute, said there is a dearth of reliable intelligence that cartels are dispatching operatives from Mexico on a large scale. (Full Story

4.01.13

Fox News Latino -- David Shirk, of the University of San Diego's Trans-Border Institute, said there is a dearth of reliable intelligence that cartels are dispatching operatives from Mexico on a large scale. (Full Story

4.01.13

U-T San Diego -- “This is a sign that the local economy is in pretty good shape in terms of growth,” said Alan Gin, economist at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

4.01.13

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

Yes. 2012 was a good year for job growth; even after the annual benchmarking of data, job growth for the year was more than 25,000, the largest increase since 2000. (Full Story

4.01.13

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

Answer: No

While housing prices have increased, they are still far from the post-crash highs. (Full Story

4.01.13

Fox News -- David Shirk, of the University of San Diego's Trans-Border Institute, said there is a dearth of reliable intelligence that cartels are dispatching operatives from Mexico on a large scale.

"We know astonishingly little about the structure and dynamics of cartels north of the border," Shirk said. "We need to be very cautious about the assumptions we make." (Full Story)

 

3.21.13

Bloomberg Businessweek -- Such special allocations reflect the different economic circumstances of multiple properties inside a single partnership and the varying contributions and levels of risk to individual partners, said Karen Burke, a tax law professor at the University of San Diego. (Full Story

3.20.13

Yahoo! News -- "People find cellphone conversations annoying — survey results indicate that up to 82 percent of people do," Veronica Galván, a cognitive psychologist at the University of San Diego, told TechNewsDaily. "We were curious to see what cognitive effects overhearing cellphone conversations might have, since they are now so pervasive in everyday life." (Full Story

3.20.13

Wired -- “We thought it would be interesting to see, since people consider them annoying and distracting, whether they have any impact on attention and memory,” said Veronica Galvan of the University of San Diego, lead author of findings published March 13 in PLoS One. (Full Story

3.20.13

MSN -- "There is a period of silence in the cellphone conversation … and the brain wants to understand, 'Why is that person saying that and what context is there for this conversation?'" Veronica Galvan, assistant professor of psychology at the University of San Diego, told CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks in an interview that airs Saturday. (Full Story

3.19.13

FOX News Latino -- "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,” said David Shirk, director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

 

3.18.13

The New York Times -- “Of all the national churches in Latin America, Argentina is where ties were closest between the clergy and the military,” said Kenneth P. Serbin, a historian at the University of San Diego. (Full Story

3.18.13

U-T San Diego -- Marie Simovich, a biology professor with the University of San Diego, said she brings students to the park during spring break, and said the new center will allow them to explore the area more easily. (Full Story

3.15.13

Voice of America -- At the University of San Diego, law student Rosibel Mancillas Lopez meets with a friend, Wendy Romero. Wendy is one of 1.7 million young people covered by the program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which the Obama administration announced last June. She is now safe from deportation. (Full Story

3.14.13

The Washington Post -- “He is a theologian and represents the views of the Vatican, but he’s also coming from a social reality where there is a marked difference from what the church actually teaches,” Kenneth Serbin, a University of San Diego historian whose research has focused on the Brazilian Catholic church. (Full Story

3.14.13

U-T San Diego -- The new coalition will have to provide details on how to halt incentives that encourage illegal immigration if it wants to influence Congress, said Peter Nunez, a former U.S. attorney and a lecturer on immigration policy at the University of San Diego. (Full Story

3.13.13

Think Progress -- “Patriotism came to be associated with Catholicism,” said Kenneth P. Serbin, a history professor at the University of San Diego who has written about the Roman Catholic Church in South America. (Full Story

3.13.13

Reuters -- David Shirk, the director of the University of San Diego's Trans-Border Institute, said that it is hard to say whether border security will be significantly compromised by the budget cuts known as "sequestration" because multiple factors are at play. (Full Story

3.11.13

U-T San Diego -- Alan Gin, an economist at the University of San Diego, said the report was good, but said 250,000 to 300,000 in monthly growth would really put a hit on the jobless rate. (Full Story

3.11.13

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

Answer: Yes

The benefits to employers include less need for office space, the ability to employ workers (particularly parents with children) who otherwise would not be able to work outside the home, improved employee morale, and reduced employee turnover. (Full Story

3.11.13

Huffington Post -- "That region has produced many of the best leaders of the Brazilian church over the past 30 or 40 years. It is one of the most dynamic areas in terms of producing priestly vocations, nuns and other religious personnel," said Kenneth Serbin, chair of the University of San Diego history department whose research has focused on the church in Brazil. (Full Story

3.08.13

ABC News -- "That region has produced many of the best leaders of the Brazilian church over the past 30 or 40 years. It is one of the most dynamic areas in terms of producing priestly vocations, nuns and other religious personnel," said Kenneth Serbin, chair of the University of San Diego history department whose research has focused on the church in Brazil. (Full Story

3.07.13

U-T San Diego -- “The economy is better now than it was a year ago,” said Alan Gin, economist at the University of San Diego. “We have more jobs, so as a result car sales are going to be up.” (Full Story

3.06.13

U-T San Diego -- Alan Gin, Economist at the University of San Diego

"There's a disconnect now between what companies are doing and how the population is feeling. What companies have done is they've cut back on workers, streamlined operations, held down wages. That's what's made them profitable. They're making profits but the general population is not viewing it." (Full Story

3.04.13

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

Answer: Yes

Even though the economy is growing, the pace of the growth is very slow and the unemployment rate remains high. (Full Story

3.04.13

Coronado Eagle and Journal -- Historic preservation is important for the economic health of our island. University of San Diego economics professor and Equinox Foundation expert advisor Andrew Narwold has shown irrefutable evidence that a large inventory of historic homes has positive, long-term economic consequences for our city. (Full Story

3.01.13

KFMB San Diego -- Alan Gin, an economist at the University of San Diego, said he didn't think the price increase would affect demand for gasoline, but said it would gradually hit consumer spending. (Full Story) 

2.21.13

Los Angeles Times -- In the last six years, 45 mayors and former mayors have been killed in Mexico, according to the University of San Diego’s Trans-Border Institute. (Full Story) 

2.20.13

U-T San Diego -- Alan Gin, a University of San Diego economist, said San Diego has not had a sizable increase in heavy industrial or infrastructure spending, but any increase in the local contract backlog may be tied to declining office vacancies and a rising demand for new space. (Full Story

2.19.13

The New York Times -- The bloodshed continued despite some indications that the violence leveled off last year, according to a report released on Feb. 5 by the University of San Diego’s Trans-Border Institute, which analyzed a range of government homicide statistics. (Full Story

2.18.13

U-T San Diego -- That transfer of authority will have a more significant day-to-day impact on the local church and its parishioners than the papal switch, said Msgr. Dan Dillabough, vice president for mission and ministry at the University of San Diego. (Full Story

2.18.13

The Voice of San Diego -- David Shirk, director of the University of San Diego's Trans-Border Institute, zeroed in on Filner's technological proposals.

Video conferencing or walkie-talkies that endure during disasters would be more effective than a desk phone that connects the two mayors, Shirk said. (Full Story

 

2.13.13

U-T San Diego -- “There’s a significant amount going on globally, as it relates to using gaming systems or methodologies to improve student achievement,” said Shawn Gross, director of technology and innovation for the University of San Diego’s Mobile Technology Learning Center. (Full Story

2.11.13

U-T San Diego -- University of San Diego real estate professor Norm Miller said the average discount for a foreclosure compared to a regular sale in 2012 was 14 percent. In 2008, it was 35 percent. (Full Story

2.11.13

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

Answer: No

Texas has an advantage in energy-related industries and low value-added jobs, the latter due to lower land and labor costs (median household income is 17% less than California’s and the proportion making the minimum wage or less is five times greater). (Full Story

 

2.08.13

Bloomberg Businessweek -- “Depending on what the rule is, there might be so much wiggle room in the valuation that it won’t be as useful,” said Frank Partnoy, a professor of law and finance at the University of San Diego who previously structured derivatives at Morgan Stanley, in a telephone interview. (Full Story

2.07.13

U-T San Diego -- “Anyone who has ever been in love with someone in the era of letters knows it tickles you when you get a letter from someone you love,” said Esteban del Rio, associate professor of communication studies at the University of San Diego. (Full Story

2.04.13

U-T San Diego -- Alan Gin, an economist at the University of San Diego, said the revision shows a movement toward a desired 200,000 to 250,000 monthly average, which he said would start to really knock down the unemployment rate. (Full Story

2.01.13

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

Answer: Yes

One aspect of the proposal calls for improved border security, which would mean more jobs for border agents and a boost to San Diego companies specializing in security technology. (Full Story

1.28.13

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

Answer: Yes

A longer extension would have been better, but this gives Congress some time to come to an agreement. (Full Story

1.23.13

The Daily Transcript -- Alan Gin, an economics professor at the University of San Diego, agreed. He is forecasting the region could add as many as 30,000 new jobs in 2013. (Full Story

1.23.13

The Coast News -- Alan Gin, an economist with the University of San Diego, noted that the report isn’t seasonally adjusted. As such, the county’s rate is actually closer to 8.7 percent. (Full Story

1.22.13

Sacramento Bee -- Shaun Martin, a law professor at the University of San Diego, said a key criminal statute that may have been violated is Penal Code section 424. (Full Story

1.10.13

Voice of San Diego -- But the tide may be changing, said David Shirk, director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego. (Full Story

1.09.13

NPR -- Opponents worry that the class will be adopted in schools across the nation. They point to the Jois Foundation's funding of researchers at the Universities of San Diego and Virginia to study whether the yoga classes affect things like attendance, behavior and student achievement. (Full Story

1.07.13

U-T San Diego -- His character is resonating with Americans today as the country grapples with issues of economy, war and torture, said Tom Reifer, a race and freedom scholar who teaches sociology at the University of San Diego. (Full Story

1.07.13

U-T San Diego -- Alan Gin at the University of San Diego said the national job production rate fell in line with what occurred through all of 2012. (Full Story

1.07.13

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

Answer: Yes

I expect the GDP growth rate will be higher and the unemployment rate lower in 2013 than in 2012. (Full Story

1.03.13

KPBS -- David Shirk, director of the University of San Diego’s Trans-Border Institute, called the general the “unsung hero” of Tijuana’s improved security situation. (Full Story

1.03.13

U-T San Diego -- University of San Diego economist Alan Gin agreed, particularly when it comes to housing in San Diego County.

"I think that took out a lot of uncertainty," he said of the tax measure. (Full Story

1.02.13

New York Magazine -- This is the main triumph of the Mexican drug war, but it may itself reflect an unintentional compromise. David Shirk, who is the director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego, believes that the pattern of violence in Tijuana doesn’t support the official narrative of a slow triumph of the police over the gangs. (Full Story

12.31.12

San Diego Catholic Worker -- Tom Reifer is a professor of sociology at the University of San Diego.

I was born in Spanish-Harlem in 1967, to heroin-addicted parents, though raised behind the Orange Curtain, the border of Orange and Los Angeles counties, where I grew up in a household whose only certainty was the apocalyptic violence and torture that came with being physically attacked, assaulted and strangled over and over again. In 1980, when I was 13 years old, I got up the courage to run away from home. (Full Story

12.21.12

Network World -- Robert C. Fellmeth, founder and executive director of the University of San Diego's Center for Public Interest Law said earlier in the week he wanted that Instagram should seek consent in advance from parents in each case before using information posted online by a child in advertisements. (Full Story

12.20.12

U-T San Diego -- “There are a number of religions that promise an ecstatic afterlife, and there are other religions that promise a better rebirth, so there is this promise of something better coming after the world ends,” said Evelyn Kirkley, associate professor of theology and religions studies at the University of San Diego. (Full Story

12.18.12

U-T San Diego -- “Because of the economy, nonprofits are doing more with less and are being smart about how they are going about doing business,” said Carole Fish, a professor at the University of San Diego. (Full Story

12.18.12

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

Answer: Yes

Unions are needed because there has been a big shift in power from workers to companies and management. Because of that, wages and salaries as a share of GDP fell to 43.5 percent in the third quarter, the lowest level on record, while corporate profits were 11.1 percent, the highest percentage ever. (Full Story

12.18.12

U-T San Diego -- “This doesn’t fit any pattern of autism or Asperger’s that any of us know of,” said Anne Donnellan, director of the Autism Institute at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

12.14.12

U-T San Diego -- Alan Gin, an economist at the University of San Diego, said he didn’t know how much the uncertainty would translate to fewer sales. (Full Story

12.14.12

Fronteras -- But Octavio Rodriguez with University of San Diego's Trans-Border Institute said despite the possible duress, smuggling is still a crime. (Full Story

12.10.12

U-T San Diego -- Alan Gin, an economist at the University of San Diego, called it a fairly good report. He said while the labor force did get smaller, the U-6 rate — which includes people who want a job but aren’t looking and part-timers who can’t find full-time work — dropped from 14.6 to 14.4. (Full Story

12.10.12

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

Answer: No

It makes sense to replace the dollar bill with a coin, but it has not been successful when it has been tried in the past. (Full Story

12.06.12

The Kansas City Star -- “She does have that point guard mentality; the driver, the catalyst. She wants to be the one out front pushing the agenda and driving the body forward,” said Ed Luck, dean of the University of San Diego’s Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, a former special adviser to the United Nations secretary-general and a Rice fan. “I’m sure, through the years, her more abusive side has stuck with some people.” (Full Story)

 

12.04.12

The Washington Post -- All eyes on Susan Rice now that she’s presumptive front-runner to become secretary of state.

“She’s not a typical diplomat,” says Ed Luck, a former special adviser to the U.N. secretary-general. “She doesn’t suffer fools gladly, and I don’t see why she should.”

11.30.12

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

Answer: No

Although the unemployment rate has dropped, it is still high by historic standards. (Full Story

11.30.12

Fox News Latino -- Ami Carpenter, associate professor in the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego, said the international implications of cross-border shootings are profound. (Full Story

11.29.12

U-T San Diego -- Potential buyers in certain ZIP codes are fighting for a limited supply of homes, sparked by fewer foreclosures and a high share of underwater homeowners who can’t put their homes on the market, said Norm Miller, real estate professor at the University of San Diego’s Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate. (Full Story

11.27.12

U-T San Diego -- Alan Gin, an economist at the University of San Diego, said losing the checks could also hurt the economy because people generally spend most of the money on necessities. (Full Story

11.27.12

North County Times -- Alan Gin, an economist at the University of San Diego, said losing the checks could also hurt the economy because people generally spend most of the money on necessities. (Full Story

11.27.12

U-T San Diego -- "Gov. Jerry Brown appointed San Diego lawyer Paula S. Rosenstein to a seat on the Superior Court bench, the governor’s office announced Wednesday.

Rosenstein, 52, has been an attorney and shareholder at Rosenstein Wilson & Dean since 1997. There, she provided advice and litigation services particularly on employment-related matters, such as discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination cases.

Rosenstein, a registered Democrat, has also worked as a sole practitioner, and an associate attorney at two other firms. She graduated from the University of California San Diego and received her law degree from the University of San Diego." (Full Story)

11.17.12

U-T San Diego -- "The images seem like something from a gory Halloween event: a raised machete, a bloodied face, a severed arm. But these photos, in an exhibit at the University of San Diego’s Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, are part of an eyewitness account of post-election violence in Kenya following their last elections in 2007." (Full Story)

11.12.12

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

Answer: Extend the debt ceiling

I think that extending the debt ceiling cleanly would help the recovery immensely. (Full Story

11.05.12

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

Answer: Yes

The national economy is in better shape than it was in four years ago. (Full Story

11.02.12

KPBS -- An index of San Diego County's leading economic indicators rose 0.6 percent in September, compared to 0.1 percent decline in August, according to figures released today by the University of San Diego Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate today. (Full Story

10.29.12

FARC -- Milburn Line of the Institute Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego warned that a "negative peace" is the likely goal of the process. "Negative peace is just ending the fighting," he said. "Positive peace is actually addressing the causes of conflict. (Full Story

10.29.12

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

Answer: No

The charge is that China is manipulating its currency by keeping it lower in value than what would occur in a free market. (Full Story

10.29.12

Voice of San Diego -- “Yes, San Diego got a park in 1868,” said University of San Diego law professor Nancy Carol Carter, “but from that day forward the question of whether or not we can keep it has been on the table.” (Full Story

10.26.12

Columbia Reports -- “Negative peace is just ending the fighting. Positive peace is actually addressing the causes of conflict,” explained Milburn Line of the Institute Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego. (Full Story

10.23.12

KYMA News 11-- "This is not going to release any prisoners. It’s simply going to keep people who otherwise might have been sentenced to death to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole," Political Science Professor of University of San Diego Virginia Lewis said. (Full Story)

10.23.12

KPBS-- “It’s based on a presumption that more arrests and stiffer penalties are going to decrease the levels of trafficking,” said Ami Carpenter, a University of San Diego professor and member of a commission that advises San Diego County on the problem of sex trafficking. (Full Story)

10.22.12

U-T San Diego -- Alan Gin, an economist at the University of San Diego, said the declining year-over-year trend doesn’t concern him because 28,000 is still strong. (Full Story

10.22.12

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

Answer: Yes

If people have a choice of watching the game for free at home or paying to see the game in person, most people will choose the former, which would hurt attendance. (Full Story

 

10.19.12

The XII Project -- Milburn Line, Executive Director of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego, joins the XII Project, from San Diego, to speak about the nascent peace talks currently underway in Colombia between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). (Full Story

10.18.12

U-T San Diego -- "That’s really good news," said Alan Gin, an economist at the University of San Diego. "Car sales are important economically. They're big ticket items that would suggest people have some confidence." (Full Story

10.18.12

The Arizona Republic -- David Shirk, director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego, called the judge's ruling "a legitimate legal interpretation in the absence of any higher court ruling that suggests otherwise . . . It exposes one of the many challenges of the border region that are not well captured in national law." (Full Story)

 

10.16.12

Associated Press -- The significance of the arrest will depend on what Guzman Salazar can tell authorities about her father, like whether she can provide phone numbers, said David Shirk, director of the University of San Diego's Trans-Border Institute. (Full Story

10.15.12

Education News -- “Simply not credible,” said Scott Himelstein, director of the Center for Education Policy and Law at the University of San Diego. “No one would believe that in any public or private entity.”  (Full Story)

10.11.12

Baseball America-- Griffin, a former University of San Diego star, wears a Carpe Diem tattoo on his chest, and the A's definitely seized the day, just as Griffin has seized his opportunity. (Full Story)

 

10.11.12

The Washington Times-- “We will work with the governor and anyone else to ensure that this [veto of SB 1476] will not endure,” said Ed Howard, senior counsel for the Children’s Advocacy Institute at the University of San Diego School of Law. (Full Story)

 

10.10.12

NBC San Diego -- According to University of San Diego profession Alan Gin, every 10-cent rise in gas prices drains $8 to $10 million dollars out of San Diego’s economy every month. (Full Story)

 

10.10.12

U-T San Diego -- The University of San Diego Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate’s Index of Leading Economic Indicators was unchanged from July to August. That means positive economic indicators such as a rise in building permits in San Diego County were canceled out by activities like a decrease in consumer confidence and stock prices of local companies.  (Full Story)

10.08.12

All Africa-- The Joan Kroc Institute of the University of San Diego in the United States of America has awarded National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) Commissioner Alice Nderitu, as a woman Peace-Maker of the Year. (Full Story)

10.08.12

U-T San Diego-- The positions that have disappeared are the ones most people would call “middle-class jobs, relatively good pay with benefits,” said Alan Gin, an economist at the University of San Diego.  (Full Story)

10.08.12

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

ANSWER: NO

Obama: B

Romney: Incomplete

"President Obama needed to more forcefully push the case for an additional stimulus package to to boost demand. He did correctly point out that the budget deficit was already $1 trillion plus when he took office. The lack of detail in Gov. Romney’s proposals makes it difficult to give him a grade."  (Full Story)

10.08.12

CNN-- "What we're seeing now is affirmative action is backfiring quite badly," said Gail Heriot, a law professor at the University of San Diego and a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. (Full Story)

10.05.12

Bleacher Report -- Griffin, a former Team USA alumni, rose quickly through the Oakland system after being drafted out of the University of San Diego. His 7-1 record and 3.06 ERA give the A's bright hopes about his future with the organization. (Full Story

10.05.12

The Coast News -- Pat Libby, a nationally recognized expert in the field of nonprofit governance issues and the Director of the University of San Diego’s Institute of Nonprofit Education and Research said she thought the relationship between the school board and the group sounded “odd.” (Full Story

10.04.12

North County Times-- "The San Diego County economy slipped into neutral in August, hinting at potential weakness in the job market in the coming year, according to the University of San Diego Index of Leading Economic Indicators. The index, produced by economist Alan Gin, combines 10 streams of economic data to predict changes in the number of seasonally adjusted jobs six to 12 months in the future." (Full Story)

10.04.12

KPBS News-- "The University of San Diego Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate's index's six economic indicators were mixed last month, but August's overall value was the same as July's. 

"Developers now are starting to build more," said USD Economist Alan Gin, who complied the index." (Full Story)

10.04.12

U-T San Diego-- “(Romney) is also just very personable. He is actually bringing in humor and talking a little more on our level rather than very elevated,” said Avery Johnson, a student at the University of San Diego, where she’s part of a Republican campus group. “It almost seems like Obama is very condescending, and he was talking down.”

Fellow student, Erik Skyhar, also had an upbeat assessment of Romney. “He is very confident,” Skyhar said. “I have not felt this much confidence from him as I do now … like he’s done his homework.” (Full Story)

10.01.12

U-T San Diego-- “The county is expected to gain 25,000 jobs in 2013, so the loss of 3,000 science positions would have an impact, especially since many of those are high-paying jobs,” said Alan Gin, an economist at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

10.01.12

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

ANSWER: YES

"Consumer confidence has the possibility of being a self-fulfilling prophecy. If consumers become more confident, they are more likely to spend money." (Full Story)

10.01.12

U-T San Diego-- David Shirk, Director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego

"First, (the policy of) deferred action notwithstanding, this is further evidence that the Obama administration is not solely deporting hardened criminals, but also breaking up families and contributing to an even tougher environment for our new immigrants." (Full Story)

10.01.12

Poway Patch-- "A big increase in residential building permits taken out in August and moderate climb in the amount of help-wanted advertising were offset by higher unemployment and declines in local stock prices, consumer confidence and the outlook for the national economy," USD professor Alan Gin said. (Full Story)

9.24.12

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

ANSWER: NO

"Cutting taxes is supposed to boost the economy by giving consumers more money to spend. But you can’t force people to spend money." (Full Story)

9.20.12

U-T San Diego -- University of San Diego economist Alan Gin said falling household income is symbolic of a decline in “quality jobs,” which doesn’t necessarily push people into poverty but limits their spending ability and impacts overall economic recovery. (Full Story

9.20.12

WaZillo Media -- Professor Tammy Dwyer, chair of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, was on the web show Career Stop, talking about how to prepare for careers in chemistry. (Full Story

9.17.12

TEMECULA ---- The Law Offices of Rosenstein and Hitzeman have announced the additions of Amber Condron and Diana Malhis... Malhis's areas of practice include business transactional matters and estate planning and is a graduate of University of San Diego School of Law. (Full Story)

9.17.12

Noodls--"Back then, there were very few players in the marketplace. It was likely a very attractive proposition," said Scott Anders, the director of the University of San Diego Energy Policy Initiatives Center. (Full Story)

9.17.12

U-T San Diego-- “It’s a shame we subordinate policy and the best interests of the children to the cultural war battles,” said Bob Fellmeth, executive director of the Children’s Advocacy Institute at the University of San Diego School of Law.  (Full Story)

9.17.12

Reason.Com--Michael Ramsey, a constitutional scholar and law professor at the University of San Diego, believes that the Constitution grants the president fairly broad war powers, especially in response to attacks, but even he argues that President Obama's recent Libya intervention has no Constitutional justification. (Full Story)

9.14.12

U-T San Diego -- “Back then, there were very few players in the marketplace. It was likely a very attractive proposition,” said Scott Anders, the director of the University of San Diego Energy Policy Initiatives Center. (Full Story) 

9.14.12

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

Answer: No

The Fed’s action will have some impact, particularly on the housing market. There are signs the housing market is firming, as prices are rising in many markets. (Full Story

9.13.12

U-T San Diego -- "I don’t think it’ll hurt, I’m just not sure how much impact it's going to have at this point," said Alan Gin, economist at the University of San Diego. (Full Story

9.11.12

U-T San Diego -- University of San Diego real estate professor Norm Miller said the transaction appears to be beneficial for Fannie and Pacifica.

"The deal is structured so that Fannie gets priority on returns and then the returns shift more to Pacifica," Miller said. (Full Story

9.10.12

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

Answer: Yes

Four years ago, in the fourth quarter of 2008, the Gross Domestic Product fell by 8.9 percent, the largest quarterly drop in GDP in over 50 years. (Full Story

9.07.12

U-T San Diego -- His news conference in August largely looked at a study that showed great disparities between the performance of students throughout the city depending on where they lived. The study was produced by the Center for Education Policy and Law at the University of San Diego. (Full Story

9.07.12

U-T San Diego -- “If you get less buying power in the economy that’s going to have a negative impact, particularly since the people who are unemployed tend to spend most, if not all of that money,” said Alan Gin, economist at the University of San Diego. (Full Story

9.05.12

10 News San Diego -- David Shirk, a University of San Diego professor and a director of the Trans-Border Institute, said, "There's a new tentacle to the serpent operating in Baja California -- the Sinaloa cartel. Ten years ago, there were four major cartels operating -- the Gulf cartel, the Tijuana cartel, the Sinaloa cartel and the Jurez cartel. Now down to one, Sinaloa … fighting against a new organization that used to work for Gulf, called the Zetas, a paramilitary organization." (Full Story

9.04.12

U-T San Diego -- “I think if you look at the country as a whole right now, that is the situation,” said Alan Gin, economist at the University of San Diego. (Full Story

9.04.12

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

Answer: Yes

I think the employment situation will improve in the next 12 months, both in terms of job growth and the unemployment rate. (Full Story

8.31.12

KPBS -- The University of San Diego Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate's Index of Leading Economic Indicators for San Diego County rose 0.3 percent in July over the previous month, the ninth monthly advance in a row. (Full Story

8.31.12

KPBS -- The Scripps Institution of Oceanography has partnered with the University of San Diego’s Climate Education Partners, an educational project funded in part by a National Science Foundation grant.

The project’s goal is to educate the community, government and local business on the impact of regional climate change and how to adapt. (Full Story

8.30.12

CNN -- A recent Trans-Border Institute report looks systematically at Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission’s (CNDH) filings on human rights violations. (Full Story

8.28.12

LA Times -- Travelers might want to dip into “Drug Violence in Mexico,” a recent report by The Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego. (Full Story

8.28.12

LA Times -- Milburn Line, executive director of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego in California, said the announcement could be "the breakthrough many Colombians and people who follow Colombia have long waited for." (Full Story

8.28.12

New York Times -- Fewer than a quarter of crimes in Mexico are reported and over all, just 2 percent result in sentences, according to a 2010 report by the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego. (Full Story

8.28.12

U-T San Diego -- Associate professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of San Diego

The conventions are still important to America’s political process because they are the formal mechanism by which the parties nominate their presidential candidates. (Full Story

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

To listen to the full video, click here.

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)

 

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