Flair for the Dramatic

From sitcoms to Broadway, 20 years of collaboration between USD’s M.F.A. program and the Old Globe has made for some mighty impressive résumés. And why not? The intensive two-year program is quite possibly the most acclaimed classical training program in the country. Meet this year’s crop of young actors as they unleash their wide range of talent.

It’s no accident that the campus of the University of San Diego is beautiful. In fact, making the grounds a wonder to behold was a priority for the founders. From the coral tree blossoms that greet visitors at the West Entrance to the stark outlines of cypress to the fluttering stands of purple fountain grass, USD’s flora has something to offer the observant, no matter the season. And when your eyes are wide open and you’re paying particular attention, there’s no telling just what will be revealed.



But Now I See But Now I See

Once your eyes have been opened, how can you ever close them again?

Around the Park

Peace Train Sounding Louder Peace Train Sounding Louder

Actor Martin Sheen joined Dean William Headley and Catholic Relief Services’ Ken Hackett at the inauguration of the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies.

Tangled Up in Blue Tangled Up in Blue

Icebergs aren’t just passive hunks of ice. According to associate professor Ron Kaufmann, they actually change the chemistry of the objects around them.

Final Answer Final Answer

School of Law professor appears on the TV show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?”.

Up in Smoke Up in Smoke

A family bands together to overcome their losses in the aftermath of the devastation wreaked by the Witch Creek Fire.

Shades of Green


Taking Care

School of Nursing takes the lead in getting doctoral candidates the funding they need to continue.


Students “learn and apply the skills and techniques of personal selling.”

Point of View

The Witch Creek Sisterhood

What do you call a caravan of evacuees made up of seven cars filled with moms, dads, teens, dogs and cats? In a word: Community.


Under Construction Under Construction

Men’s basketball coach Bill Grier wants to promote USD’s own brand of March Madness, making the university’s role in the public eye more prominent.

Senior Moment Senior Moment

Senior Amanda Rego intends to be remembered as the person who led the women’s basketball team to a WCC championship.


Alumni Update

Never a Dull Moment Never a Dull Moment

Decades after graduation, John Bowman’s bond with the College for Men remains as strong as it was in his early days on campus.

Dream Comes True

Gifts at Work

Class Notes Articles

Politics, As Usual Politics, As Usual

Overseeing the day-to-day operations of presidential hopeful Barack Obama’s campaign is a perfect fit for Betsy Myers.

Sweet Spot in the President’s Office

Documenting the comings and goings of four U.S. Presidents was all in a day’s work for alumna Marilyn (Qualiato) Jacanin.

Underneath it All

The intersection of medical illustration and pop culture gives birth to Vanessa Ruiz’s unique Web log.

A Life Lived in Service A Life Lived in Service

Fallen Navy Reserve Officer Laura Mankey’s legacy is an endowed scholarship fund that will benefit NROTC students.


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