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Monday, Nov. 13, 2017

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Gary AdamsonOffice of the President

Gary Adamson Named to USD's Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Initiatives Team

As part of our ongoing effort to achieve the goals of our strategic plan, Envisioning 2024, and as we strive to set the standard for an… Read More

Student at the Louvre in France on a bikeInternational Center

USD Ranks Second Nationally for Undergraduate Study Abroad Participation

The Institute for International Education's (IIE) 2017 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange announced that USD has earned the No. 2… Read More

Student at the Louvre in France on a bike Commencement

Second Graduate Ceremony Added for Commencement

Beginning Spring 2018, USD will add an additional Graduate Commencement Ceremony bringing the total number of graduation ceremonies to five… Read More

Upcoming Events

Monday, November 13

scott kelly in space suit book jacketSpeaker/Lecture Series, Humanities, Academics

ILLUME - Scott Kelly

7 p.m. // Camino Hall, Shiley Theatre

Scott Kelly is a former military fighter pilot and test pilot, an engineer, a retired astronaut, and a retired U.S. Navy captain. A veteran … Read More

Tuesday, November 14

Student at a desk with a professor Student Success, Academics

Student Success Summit

9 a.m. // Hahn University Center, Forums A&B

In spring 2017 USD engaged in a student lifecycle study which generated many ideas for how we can best support our students. From those ideas, we have ide… Read More

dangerous ideas Humanities, Academics

Dangerous Ideas: "A Fire in My Belly" - The Problem of Censorship in American Museums

4 p.m. // Serra Hall, Room 200, Humanities Center

On November 30, 2010, the National Portrait Gallery took the unusual step of removing a work of art from public view in response to politica… Read More

Jack FarnanSpeaker/Lecture Series

Leadership in Action Speaker Series

4 p.m. // Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Room 102

The next “Leadership in Action” speaker series event is coming up on November 14th and we’d love to see you there! Th… Read More

maurice benard against wallSpeaker/Lecture Series, Humanities, Academics

An Evening with Maurice Benard

6 p.m. // Maher Hall, Salomon Hall

Join us for a special event featuring actor Maurice Benard, best known for playing Michael "Sonny" Corinthos, Jr. on the ABC soap opera, Gen… Read More

CENSORED Humanities, Arts and Culture, Academics

Conversations in Censorship: Film Series

6 p.m. // Serra Hall, Room 200, Humanities Center

As part of the “Dangerous Ideas” series, the Humanities Center will screen films that encourage conversation about film content,… Read More

Wednesday, November 15

Dining in PavilionUSD Dining

A USD Tradition: Thanksgiving Dinner

4:30 p.m. // Student Life Pavilion, Pavilion Dining

An open invitation to the entire campus community for an all-you-care-to-eat dinner featuring a Thanksgiving menu. Vegan options available.… Read More

Olin Carter IIIAthletics

USD Men' Basketball Home Opener vs. Robert Morris

7 p.m. // Jenny Craig Pavilion

The USD men's basketball team hosts Robert Morris for their 2017-18 home opener.… Read More

Choral ScholarsMusic, Arts and Culture

Cabaret Concert

7:30 p.m. // Maher Hall, Aroma's Cafe

Members of the USD Choral Scholars present solos and small ensembles from musical theater in a benefit program.… Read More

Thursday, November 16

Topdog/UnderdogHumanities, Global Impact, Arts and Culture, Alumni, Academics

Theatre presents TOPDOG/UNDERDOG by Suzan-Lori Parks

7:30 p.m. // Sacred Heart Hall, Studio Theatre

A darkly comic fable of brotherly love and family identity, Topdog/Underdog tells the story of Lincoln and Booth, two brothers whose names, given to them … Read More

Dangerous MusicSpeaker/Lecture Series, Humanities, Arts and Culture

Political Ideas and Ideologies Series: Dangerous Music and Radical Politics

12:30 p.m. // Serra Hall, Room 200, Humanities Center

This interdisciplinary series focuses on the political dimensions of the work of three great composers: Beethoven, Wagner, and Shostakovich.… Read More

The Mothers by Brit BennettAcademics, Speaker/Lecture Series, Humanities

The Lindsay J. Cropper Memorial Writers Series: Brit Bennett

6 p.m. // Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Warren Auditorium

Fiction writer Bret Bennett read from her own works at the Lindsay J. Cropper Memorial Writers Series at 6 p.m. in Mother Rosa… Read More

student playing trumpet at concert Music, Arts and Culture

Wind Ensemble: "Voyages"

7:30 p.m. // Camino Hall, Shiley Theater

The USD Wind Ensemble opens its season with music relating to epic voyages, real and imagined.… Read More

Sunday, November 19

romeo and juliet old globe graphic Theatre, Arts and Culture

Theatre Presents ROMEO AND JULIET by William Shakespeare

7:30 p.m. // Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, Conrad Prebys Theatre Center at The Old Globe

Acclaimed San Diego director Delicia Turner Sonnenberg’s audacious modern production of Romeo and Juliet goes beyond sentimental stereotypes to reveal th… Read More

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USD in the News

Publishers Weekly

USD School of Law Professor Orly Lobel's new book receives rave reviews

A professor of law at the University of San Diego, Orly Lobel spent years sifting through hundreds of documents and speaking with dozens of … Full Story

The Sacramento Bee

USD grads' earnings rank among the top in California

Trying to choose a college? The U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard offers some key insights to help you narrow down your… Full Story

Chronicle of Higher Education

President Harris' appointment as CASE board chair recognized nationally

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Board of Trustees appointed University of San Diego President Jam… Full Story

New York Post

Your bad habits could actually boost your career

USD law professor Frank Partnoy is quoted in this story about bad habits that could actually be good for business… Full Story

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