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Serra Hall Event Fosters Debate

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Serra Hall, a prominent fixture on the University of San Diego’s campus, was named in honor of St. Junipero Serra and features a statue of his likeness in a small courtyard in the front of the building. Hundreds of Toreros attend classes and work in Serra Hall every day, but some students may not understand the significance behind the building’s name and his lasting effects on California history. In 1769 the Spanish Government began the Alta California Mission system. Backed by the power of the Spanish military, Catholic Priest Junipero Serra began the development of a California Mission system stretching from San Diego to San Francisco. Read more here.

Happy Pi Day

Happy Pi Day!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a cons…

What can finches teach us about the flu?

Thursday, March 8, 2018

As annual flu shot patrons know, immune systems are not perfect and must be constantly reinforced to protect against rapidly evolving pathogens. New …

Mixed reality workshop

Seminar: Todd Richmond, USC

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Join us Thursday, March 15 for a talk by USD Chemistry alumnus Prof. Todd Richmond. Currently the director of advanced prototype development at USC's …

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Interview with Dr. Drew Talley

Thursday, March 1, 2018

How do you get to know your students? One of the many great things about teaching at USD is the focus on small class size, hands-on experience, and a…

SAT: Achieve More

SAT Tutoring Volunteer Opportunity

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

We have a group of committed students from the High Tech High Schools who want to enhance their SAT scores so they have better college opportunities. …

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Congratulations Professor Kevin Pelaez!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Professor Kevin Pelaez was accepted into the mathematics and science education PhD between UCSD and SDSU. The program is one of the top ten programs i…

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Mathematical Adventures in Peru

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

11 USD students participated in a Peru Intersession class entitled "Mathematical Adventures in Peru." The students spent 3 weeks exploring beautiful m…

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2017 Woman of Impact Nominee : Candice Price

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Dr. Price challenges students to be their best selves both in and out of the classroom. If students do not understand something, or need someone to ta…

University of Professorship 2018-2019

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Gail F. Baker, Vice President and Provost is please to announce our five University Professorships that are the highest academic honor besto…

Father Greg Boyle

Father Greg Boyle: No Kinship, No Difference

Friday, January 26, 2018

Father Greg Boyle, a Jesuit priest and founder of Homeboy Industries, a nonprofit organization that is the largest gang member intervention, rehabilit…

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