London Calling

What, exactly, did 79 students and five faculty members do this summer in London? Plenty. Course offerings on the media, churches, politics and theater kept them hopping on and off the underground. No surprise there: When you’re using London as your classroom, you’ve got to keep moving.

For three weeks this June, USD students were immersed in the history and culture of Jamaica. They didn’t just study the region, they lived it: From pickup basketball games to service-learning to shopping at local markets, students dove into the local community life as much as possible. What they learned will last a lifetime.
Note: This is an expanded version of the story that appeared in the print edition.

For 45 years, we’ve been sending students to Guadalajara in the summer, making it the oldest study abroad program USD offers. Their time includes not just coursework but life with a host family, cultural immersion and, of course, community service.



The Accidental Adventurer The Accidental Adventurer

Sometimes it’s the mistakes that make the journey memorable.

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor Fall 2008

We welcome letters to the editor; read what others had to say.

Around the World

South of the Border South of the Border

USD’s programs in Mexico include partnerships with universities, microlending workshops, interdisciplinary workshops and much more.

<em>Q & A</em>: For the Children Q & A: For the Children

The School of Nursing’s Uganda hospital project is coming along. Anita Hunter gives us a progress report.

Roam If You Want To Roam If You Want To

The International Center is ground zero for present and prospective USD students looking for memorable moments around the world.

Gimme Shelter Gimme Shelter

Leilie Thein helps to deliver the goods in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar.

Thinking Globally Thinking Globally

More than 300 students and seven faculty members from 64 countries joined the campus community last year. Meet some of the people who make that diversity happen.

East Meets West East Meets West

Students gain global view through travel to Hong Kong.

El Juego del Mundo El Juego del Mundo

USD’s soccer coaches instill an international style into their team’s play.

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USD rises in rank; Student Life Pavilion progress report; the university in the media; athletics rankings; Matusz signed by Orioles.

Point of View

The World on a String The World on a String

A trip to Ireland gets Associate Provost for Internationalization Carl Jubran thinking about how far we’ve come – and how very far we have to go.

Alumni Update

Change the World, Transform Yourself Change the World, Transform Yourself

Alumni and friends like Joanna Cole ‘07, Jason Doherty ‘98 and parent Michael Harris are making a difference on a global scale.

This and That This and That

USD Alumni Association Scholarship update; Homecoming and Reunion Weekend scheduled for Oct. 3-5.

Reaching Across the Great Divide Reaching Across the Great Divide

Alumnus Ken Koo ‘83 establishes stronger Asian-Pacific network with USD.

Gifts at Work Gifts at Work

SURE/PURE grants, Phyllis McArdle Clause Scholarship Endowment, Duda Family Foundation, more.

Class Notes Articles

Rising Above Rising Above

Follow Georgina Miranda’s quest to climb the “Seven Summits,” the highest mountains of each of the continents.

O Captain! My Captain! O Captain! My Captain!

The successful leadership of Milan-based CEO Ali Reza Arabnia is due, he says, to creating a healthy and kind environment.

Is it Hot in Here? Is it Hot in Here?

With menopause truly out of the closet, the market for Anita Mahaffey’s hot-flash pajamas is heating up. The relationships she forged in Turkey have led to her success.

Cover collage design by Tim Mantoani  

Exclusive Online Features

What the World Needs Now

Peace builders return to troubled regions to inspire non-violent change in a world filled with conflict around the globe.

Peace Corps on Earth

Alumni find out exactly why it’s called “the toughest job you’ll ever love.”

Queens of the Court

Women’s volleyball program is a resounding success, but that doesn’t mean the coach doesn’t have even loftier goals to achieve.

Fall Sports Highlights

USD awarded WCC Commissioner’s Cup; Football home games; Cross country schedule, more.

Hungry for Change

U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Suzanne Lesko founded the non-profit organization, Operation Think Pink, designed to improve educational opportunities for Iraqi women.

Ear to Ear Grin

Retired Navy nurse Shirlee Hicks devotes her retirement to restoring smiles to children born with facial deformities.

Three Decades Young

University of the Third Age celebrates 30 years of serving students over the age of 55.

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