Question: Where, exactly, is the art world? Answer: It’s everywhere at USD. Witness the work of senior Visual Arts major Noé Olivas; the vision of Can Bilsel, chair of the Department of Art, Architecture + Art History; the leadership of curator Victoria Sancho Lobis; the forward-thinking of Director of University Galleries Derrick Cartwright; and, guiding it all, the leadership of College of Arts and Sciences Dean Mary Boyd.
SOLES PhD candidate Teresa Smith had an idea: to provide San Diego’s homeless population with a mobile food truck serving hot and healthy meals, while giving them the opportunity to gain employable skills. The self-sustainable enterprise is working, and Smith says it’s really all about dignity and self-respect.
Helping soldiers and veterans recover from wounds that run deep is far from easy, but that’s the task that Linda Stanley ’12 (MSN) and Elizabeth Thometz ’06 have taken on. Although the pair have never met — in fact, an ocean separates them — each is committed to helping members of the armed forces heal from the traumas of war.