Plagiarism can be an easy temptation for some students. USD has opted to combat that urge by using, an electronic tool to discourage and detect cheating. An uptick in academic integrity cases reported in the 2004-05 school year prompted a test of the system, which was deemed successful when cheating declined.

With an eye toward bulking up graduates’ prospects, USD will launch a full-time MBA program in the fall. The focus will be on developing leaders with a strong ethical framework while also fostering the best analytical business practices.

A prestigious faculty award was recently bestowed on Vince Salyers of the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, who was selected as regional first prize winner of the Elsevier’s Faculty Award for Nursing Excellence. Salyers will receive a cash award, a major donation to the charity of his choice and an honorary plaque.

Let the fun begin: The summer camps office at the University of San Diego offers 12 sport-specific camps for youth, two sessions of their famous All-Sports Camp, two adult tennis camps and a master’s swim camp. USD alumni receive a 5 percent discount to any camp in 2006. Camps begin June 9 and end Aug. 5. Go to or call (619) 260-2999.