University of San Diego to Celebrate Life of Archbishop Romero

The University of San Diego will celebrate the life and legacy of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador between March 24 and 26. Archbishop Romero was assassinated 35 years ago this month for standing with the poor and oppressed during his country's civil war and was recently recognized as a martyr by the Vatican, a pivotal step toward sainthood. On March 24, there will be a panel discussion at 7 p.m. in the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre. Panelists include Romero biographer Kevin Clarke, senior editor of America magazine and Dr. Patricia Marquez, Dean of the Kroc School of Peace Studies. There will also be a Mass for Peace on Wednesday, March 25 at 9 p.m. in Founders Chapel in Founders Hall. On Thursday, March 26 at 5:30 p.m. in Salomon Hall in Maher Hall, there will be a screening of “Monseñor: The Last Journey of Oscar Romero.” All events are free and open to the public. For more information go to or call (619) 260-7936.

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The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD recently concluded our successful $317M Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represented the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.