What if, one day, you decided to satisfy the hunger gnawing at your soul? And what if it turned out that what you really needed was a completely new kind of life? What if what you really needed was to make art? Meet three brave alumni who’ve built careers out of taking just that sort of flying leap: Mark Edward Adams ’97, Shirley Pierson ’06 and Erik Wahl ’93.
Getting young women excited about careers in science, technology, engineering and math isn’t easy, but it’s worth it. It helps to begin early, with a target group of eager and open-minded girls, and offer them accessible outlets to explore. That’s where the national organization Expanding Your Horizons comes in. USD Biology Professor Sue Lowery, president of the local chapter, co-chaired the group’s 10th annual conference on the USD campus.
On the occasion of his first public visit to San Diego, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatson, the spiritual leader of Tibet, visited the University of San Diego, the University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University. Excerpts from his remarks at USD in front of a sold-out, appreciative crowd included ruminations on non-violence, inner peace and respect for religious traditions.