Blessed are the Peacemakers

Training graduates to cool off global hot spots isn’t easy, but USD’s School of Peace Studies and the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice are up to the task.

Back from the Brink

As Oct. 2006, the bloodiest month in a year for U.S. troops in Iraq, wound down, Chris Simonds ’05 was thankful to be alive after taking a bullet in the back.

The Defense Never Rests

When the people took to the streets in Nepal, the IPJ was there. IPJ was there.

Why is There War?

How can we not be perplexed by war, the destroyer of families, of cities, and of nations? A political science professor ponders the big questions.


Next of Kin Next of Kin

Finding the answers to big questions begins with simply listening.

Around the Park

Commitment to Safety Commitment to Safety

It’s a big responsibility, but Public Safety has a handle on keeping students safe on campus.

The Human Connection The Human Connection

University of San Diego launches pilot program with Starbucks Coffee Company.

Serenity Seekers Serenity Seekers

School of Peace Studies students Monya Kian, Yusuf Gawany and Zacharia Akol are blazing a trail of peace around the globe.

Fresh New Look Fresh New Look

USD’s revamped logo is part of the university’s push to reinforce Catholicity and brand itself for the 21st

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Understand how religious world views are created through myth, dogma, ritual and symbolism.

Alumni Update

Paying it Forward Paying it Forward

USD is the reason that Maureen (Gavron) Partynski ’82 is dedicated to volunteering time and money to her community.

Worthy Learners Worthy Learners

Trio of recipients recognized for achievements with two new scholarships.

This ‘N’ That This ‘N’ That

Matching gifts, online community, regional alumni chapters.

Point of View

The Chrysalis Effect The Chrysalis Effect

Journalist Scott Heidler ’90 and his fiance set out to reveal the raw, unfiltered experiences of post-Taliban Afghan women in their new book, Parwana.


We are the Champions We are the Champions

Toreros top mid-major program in an unprecedented season that ends with no regrets and an eye toward the future.

Q&A <em> On the front line</em> Q&A On the front line

Questions and answers with basketball forward Nir Cohen.

Truly a Torero Truly a Torero

Tennis player Ryo Sekiguchi’s father shows his support in a truly big way.

Class Notes Articles

Maritime Man Maritime Man

Coast Guard Captain William Uberti oversees San Francisco’s waterways.

Life During Wartime Life During Wartime

Rebuilding public services for Iraqi is a tough job. That’s why they called in Joe Ghougassian.

Teaching the Teacher Teaching the Teacher

While bombs fell in Israel and Lebanon, Donald De Angelo made a deeper connection with his own Catholic faith.

Remembering the Fallen Remembering the Fallen

Joshua Palmer lost his life in the spring of 2004, but his memory lives on through family and friends.

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