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8.17.17

FINE Magazine- Although the matcha craze has taken over Los Angeles and New York, Holy Matcha marks the first of its kind in San Diego. Explains owner and founder Geraldine Ridaura, “The main reason I wanted to bring matcha to San Diego is because there was a void in the market. Being a graduate from USD, I wanted to apply what I learned from business school to real life. It feels humbling to open the first matcha café in San Diego.” (Full Story)

8.17.17

Catholic News Live- The just-war criteria that would justify armed conflict with North Korea over its nuclear testing and threats to launch missiles have not been met, said ethicists interviewed by Catholic News Service. “If you look at the criteria of the (just-war) principles, there has to be just cause and the right intention. There has to be proportionality. We’re talking about going to war,” said Necla Tschirgi, a professor of human security and peacebuilding, at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

8.17.17

Active Rain- You'll see better results when you use a real estate agent and it won't cost you more - new study shows. “Overall it is clear that FSBOs have a low probability of selling, and if they do they will likely net the same or less after closing issues, plus they are more likely to screw up on disclosures which may lead to lawsuits after the fact, when buyers discover material facts not disclosed,” added Norman Miller, who produced the study with Sklarz and is a real estate professor at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

8.17.17

WebsiteGear- College ranking website BestCollegeReviews.org has released its ranking of the top master's degree programs in education. Programs were ranked according to affordability, quality of the educational program, and the flexibility of educational content and format. University of San Diego was named in the ranking of top master's degree programs in education. (Full Story)

8.17.17

10 WISTV- Gerald L. McMahon, Firm Chairman & Litigation Department Head, Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek, has joined The Expert Network, an invitation-only service for distinguished professionals. McMahon has been chosen as a Distinguished Lawyer based on peer reviews and ratings, dozens of recognitions, and accomplishments achieved throughout his career. McMahon received his Juris Doctor Degree at the University of San Diego School of Law. (Full Story)

8.15.17

Noozhawk- Eight recent graduates from the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy (DPEA) have been awarded scholarships totaling $10,000 from the Gene Haas Foundation. Anais Crespo Pena, a student at the University of San Diego, was one of the recipients. (Full Story)

8.15.17

Detroit Legal News- Venar Ayar is the principal and founding tax attorney of Ayar Law Group in Southfield, and focuses his practice on IRS and Michigan tax resolution for businesses and individuals. He earned his J.D., cum laude, at the University of San Diego School of Law, then earned a Master of Law in Taxation, also at USD.  (Full Story)

8.14.17

Gatehouse News- In a program called Pancake Peeps, Amory Fratoni and her fellow volunteers serve hotcakes covered with butter and syrup and topped with fruit to an average of 150 homeless individuals every Saturday morning in downtown San Diego where the number of homeless is on the rise. The grass-roots program, which uses some services from the University of San Diego, is in the process of filing for nonprofit status. (Full Story)

8.14.17

SD Metro- The Princeton Review names the University of San Diego the nation’s Most Beautiful Campus in the 2018 edition of “The Best 382 Colleges.” The 26th annual survey of 137,000 students across the country also recognizes USD as one of 24 colleges or universities on their Green Honor Roll. (Full Story)

8.14.17

U-T San Diego- Is switching to a merit-based immigration system good public policy? Alan Gin, professor at University of San Diego, says, "No. There is no guarantee that the skills listed in the proposed point system will lead to success in the United States. And American history is littered with examples of people who lacked those skills but were able to contribute to this country. " (Full Story)

8.14.17

NBC Sports- The Colts signed free agent receiver Brian Riley, the team announced Wednesday. Riley participated in the Colts’ rookie minicamp on a tryout basis in May. Riley played in 42 games at the University of San Diego, making 83 receptions for 1,579 yards and 13 touchdowns.  (Full Story)

8.14.17

Yahoo! News- Federal researchers studying critically endangered North Pacific right whales sometimes go years without finding their subjects. Over the weekend they got lucky. A research vessel in the Bering Sea photographed two of the animals Sunday and obtained a biopsy sample from one, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday. NOAA Fisheries research biologist and University of San Diego graduate Jessica Crance was on board the Yushin Maru 2, when the whales were spotted. (Full Story)

8.14.17

U-T San Diego- While levels of violence in Mexico have risen to their highest point in recent memory, Mexico’s leaders are starting to sabotage the country’s newly revamped criminal justice system. David Shirk, director of University of San Diego's Justice in Mexico's project, commented on this issue. (Full Story)

8.14.17

U-T San Diego- “The Taken,” a collection of articles by Mexican journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas, tells the story of the decade-long drug war through the experiences of ordinary citizens trying to live and work amid violence that has killed more than 150,000 people and left another 30,000 “disappeared.”

Published first in Spanish as “Levantones,” the book was translated into English for an American audience by Everard Meade, a former historian at UC San Diego and now the director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego’s Kroc School of Peace Studies. (Full Story)

8.10.17

U-T San Diego- Alan Gin, economist with the University of San Diego, said the study’s findings jibe with a trend that has been worrying the region’s leaders. “I don’t think we are going to get a big improvement” on affordability, he said. “Even though we have incomes going up, the problem we have here is that we have lack of construction. Yes, we have people that want to get in homes. But a lack of supply is driving up prices.” (Full Story)

8.10.17

U-T San Diego- Ever since Jonathan Petersen’s mom relented in fifth grade and finally allowed him to start playing football, he has amazed teammates, opposing players and fans. Every week, he does things someone his size shouldn’t be able to do. In the real world, being 6-foot-1, 230 pounds is a good sized person. However, in football, especially for a defensive end in college at the University of San Diego, that’s undersized. (Full Story)

8.09.17

U-T San Diego- A community garden in the back area of an apartment complex in El Cajon is taking root. As it does, residents there are learning to take an active role in putting an emphasis on their health...thanks to a program run through the nonprofit San Diego Housing Corporation and a group of nursing students from the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

8.09.17

Society for Human Resource Management- California employers would be able to hire employees away from competitors in other states if a recently filed lawsuit is decided in favor of the plaintiff—a California tech company that seeks to do away with noncompete agreements and other restrictive hiring covenants nationwide. 

Orly Lobel, a law professor at the University of San Diego, said that case law in this area—when an out-of-state employee who signed an enforceable noncompete agreement wishes to work for a California company—is unsettled. (Full Story)

8.09.17

Fox News- Gail Heriot, a law professor at the University of San Diego and an independent member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, is also disappointed in Google’s action. "It's particularly troubling to see this coming from the company that we rely on to bring us information.  Can a company this intolerant of differing opinions be trusted to do that job?" (Full Story)

8.09.17

10 News- NASA named University of San Diego graduates Matthew Dominick and Jonny Kim and the University of California at San Diego graduate Robb Kulin, and 9 others, to the space program's 2017 astronaut candidate class out of a record 18,300 applicants. (Full Story)

8.08.17

The Business Journal- A Sinaloa cartel leader and his son have been indicted on drug smuggling charges in the United States in what U.S. authorities called a blow to one of Mexico’s most powerful drug rings. David Shirk, an associate political science professor at University of San Diego, said it was highly unusual for a cartel operative to turn himself in to U.S. authorities and that it may be another sign that the Sinaloa cartel is “under siege.” (Full Story)

8.08.17

Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project- A Sinaloa cartel boss was arraigned in federal court on Monday on a drug smuggling indictment after he self-surrendered end of July at the border to Mexico. According to David Shirk, an associate political science professor at University of San Diego, “the fact that a member of this organization is surrendering to U.S. authorities shows that something is going on and that something may be going wrong for the Sinaloa cartel.” (Full Story)

8.08.17

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education- Gail F. Baker has begun her new job as provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of San Diego in California. (Full Story)

8.08.17

Johnson Space Center- NASA announced its 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class on June 7, 2017. Two astronaut candidates are University of San Diego graduates. (Full Story)

8.08.17

U-T San Diego- The faces were familiar at the meetings that San Diego County Supervisor Ron Roberts held with San Diego Kind Corp., the company that has since become a pillar in the county’s new $25 million affordable housing development program. “There seems to have been a lack of transparency,” said Carl Luna, a political science professor and the director for the Institute for Civil Civic Engagement at the University of San Diego. “It smacks of an insiders sort of deal.” (Full Story)

8.08.17

U-T San Diego- Are America’s tech giants getting too big and powerful? Alan Gin, University of San Diego professor, says, "Yes. Some of the tech companies such as Microsoft and Facebook achieved their dominant status because of network externalities. That is when something becomes more valuable as more people use it." (Full Story)

8.08.17

U-T San Diego- The four made up an immigration and border issues panel hosted by The San Diego Union-Tribune’s Community Advisory Board on Wednesday, drawing more than 200 people to the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

8.03.17

AM 760- University of San Diego was honored as # 1 on the Most Beautiful Campus list. USD was also ranked # 18 for both Best Campus Food and Most Popular Study Abroad Program. (Full Story)

8.03.17

American Banker- Frank Partnoy, a professor of law and finance at the University of San Diego who once worked as a derivatives structurer at Morgan Stanley, argues for a back-to-basics approach he says should have been adopted in the wake of the crisis. (Full Story)

8.03.17

NBC San Diego- NBC 7's Wendy Fry reports that a top Mexican cartel leader may have turned himself in at the Calexico border crossing, Friday. Everard Meade, director of University of San Diego's Trans-Border Institute, says, "He had a high probability of being captured, but that's not the same as turning yourself in."  (Full Story)

8.03.17

Telemundo- The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will step aside environmental, natural resource and land management laws to speed up construction of the San Diego border wall, federal officials said. (Full Story)

8.02.17

The Princeton Review- University of San Diego was ranked the #1 most beautiful campus in the country by the Princeton Review.  (Full Story)

8.02.17

Public- Ace Hardware Corporation, the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world, announced changes to the company's Board of Directors today following its 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. University of San Diego graduate, Mark Schulein, serves the Ace Hardware Board of Directors on the Audit and Retail Supply Chain Committees. (Full Story)

8.02.17

The Signal- For Hart baseball’s Cody Jefferis, committing to the University of San Diego the summer before his senior year brought a mixture of emotions. “Walking around the campus and talking to the coaches, I had no problem with anything at USD and it felt like the place I wanted to be for the next four years,” Jefferis said. (Full Story)

7.31.17

U-T San Diego- A week after proposing to use large industrial tents to get hundreds of homeless people temporarily off the streets, San Diego Padres Managing Partner Peter Seidler said he’s preparing to release names of a broad coalition of people behind the idea. (Full Story)

7.31.17

U-T San Diego- After one of the biggest slowdowns in San Diego County homebuilding in years, the industry appears to have bounced back in June. More than 2,100 residential permits for single-family homes, apartments and condos — nearly half of all that have been approved this year — were issued last month, according to the monthly University of San Diego Burnham-Moores leading economic indicators report. USD professor, Alan Gin, who authored this report, commented on the issue. (Full Story)

7.31.17

The Siasat Daily- Yale professor Michael Nitabach — in collaboration with scientists from Janelia Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Southeast University in China, and University of San Diego — investigated neuronal activity involved in courtship and sleep and found that sleep-deprived males showed little interest in courtship while a lack of shut-eye had no effect on the mating behavior of females. (Full Story)

7.31.17

10 NewsSan Diego job seekers are facing two major obstacles when it comes to finding a new position. A new report from the University of San Diego says more people are filing unemployment insurance claims while the number of job ads is declining. USD economist Alan Gin commented on the issue. (Full Story)

7.31.17

San Diego Business Journal- A local index of leading economic indicators for San Diego County rose more in June than it has since April 2015. That increase in the index, developed by economist Alan Gin and published monthly by the University of San Diego Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate, following two months of tepid gains. (Full Story)

7.31.17

Haaretz Daily Newspaper- What Nitabach and his colleagues from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Southeast University in China, and the University of San Diego, did is to study the neuronal activity involved in sex and sleep. They found that sleep-deprived male flies lost interest in courtship, but the females' mating behavior was unaffected. (Full Story)

7.31.17

International Business Times- Many species, including humans, have been caught without any choice when it comes to select sex or sleep and researchers at University of San Diego have found out how fruit fly decides. (Full Story)

7.31.17

San Diego U-T- To foster understanding about border issues, The San Diego Union-Tribune’s Community Advisory Board will host a community discussion this week on immigration and border issues at University of San Diego’s Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Theater. (Full Story)

7.31.17

ABC 9- "It is an extraordinary honor for me to serve an organization that I have been involved with since the beginning of my higher education career," said University of San Diego President Harris. "My board colleagues and I look forward to working with CASE President and CEO Sue Cunningham to provide our 17,000+ members, and more than 81,000 advancement professionals with the support they need to advance education and transform lives and society." (Full Story)

7.31.17

Times of San Diego- A huge jump in the number of building permits for residential units authorized by local governments in June led the University of San Diego Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate’s Index of Leading Economic Indicators for San Diego County to its highest level in about 17 years, Professor Alan Gin said Friday. (Full Story)

7.31.17

San Diego U-T- "Local governments can increase housing production by zoning more land for high-density residential development. One big limitation in terms of the housing market is that we are running out of developable land," said University of San Diego economist, Alan Gin. (Full Story)

7.31.17

Red Herring- “In my view, the biggest success and strides we have made in the last years has been in trying to connect and understand the San Diego and Tijuana startup scene,” says Regina Bernal, entrepreneurship manager at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

7.31.17

Nutra Ingredients USA- University of San Diego professor Kevin Curran's research boosts interest in black elderberry's immune benefits. (Full Story)

7.28.17

San Diego Metropolitan -- The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Board of Trustees has appointed University of San Diego President James T. Harris board chair for the 2017-19 term. (Full Story)

7.27.17

Realty News Report- A new study commissioned by the National Apartment Association and the National Multifamily Housing Council has created a numerical classification that ranks 50 metropolitan areas nationwide on the basis of the ease – or lack of it – for building necessary new multifamily residences. Dr. Norm Miller, one of the report’s authors and a professor of real estate at the University of San Diego, said if he were planning to build apartments, he would likely do so in Texas. (Full Story)

7.27.17

Regionvalles- Approximately 2.2 percent of all arms sales in the United States are destined for illegal trafficking to Mexico according to an investigation sponsored by the Igarapé Institute and the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

7.27.17

Pasadena Now- Parsons is pleased to announce that 11 college students have been awarded Ralph M. Parsons Scholarships for the 2017–2018 school year. A University of San Diego student is one of the recipients. (Full Story)

7.27.17

Santa Maria Sun- University of San Diego Business School graduate Marc Piro quietly makes a name for himself as a winemaker in Santa Maria. (Full Story)

7.27.17

NBC San Diego- San Diego is one of the very few cities in America that can claim it’s the home of two championship-caliber college football programs. Both San Diego State and the University of San Diego were chosen to win titles in 2017. (Full Story)

7.27.17

Times of San Diego- "Most notably I worked at the University of San Diego under Executive Chef Dave McHugh. He taught me TONS and I couldn’t be more thankful for the opportunity," said MasterChef contestant, Brien O'Brien.(Full Story)

7.26.17

Newswise- The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) announces the selection of 12 institutional partners for its Transformations Project funded by the National Science Foundation. Mitch Malachowski, professor of chemistry at the University of San Diego, is the lead principal investigator for the project. (Full Story)

7.26.17

U-T San Diego- USD landed seven players on the 2017 Preseason All-Pioneer Football League team that was announced Tuesday. The team was selected by a vote of PFL head coaches. (Full Story)

7.26.17

OIA News- Paul Sewald, who played baseball at University of San Diego for four years, pitched two perfect innings to help the Mets defeat the Padres. (Full Story)

7.26.17

Times Colonist- In the final game of the Victoria HarbourCats’ three-game series against the Gresham GreyWolves, McGuire, the catcher out of the University of San Diego, finished the game with two hits and two RBIs. It was McGuire’s two-run single in the first inning that put Victoria up 2-0. (Full Story)

7.26.17

KUSI- USD golf coach Chris Riley talks Spieth's British Open Win. (Full Interview)

7.26.17

La Croix- The authorities should announce this summer the selection of about 20 companies to build a prototype in the San Diego area. But while Donald Trump had promised a "magnificent great wall", the file has made very little progress, especially on the financing side. (Full Story)

7.26.17

Telemundo- The violence in Mexico is escalating as there are 11,000 deaths by organized crime already this year. (Full Story)

7.26.17

Telemundo- In addition to the increase in violence and homicides in Mexico, the number of weapons coming from the United States has also increased, according to a study published by the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

7.26.17

Noroeste- A complaint of justice for every journalist murdered in Mexico was presented yesterday by Griselda Triana, widow of journalist Javier Valdez, who was murdered two months ago in Culiacán.  (Full Story)

7.26.17

La Jornada en Línea- Friends, colleagues and relatives of Javier Valdez, correspondent of La Jornada in Sinaloa, who was assassinated last May 15, gathered at Casa Lamm to honor the work, but above all the life of the journalist, whom everyone remembers with affection as el vato, who did not surrender despite fear and apathy. (Full Story)

7.26.17

The Mercury News-“We have 11 million in the U.S. who don’t have (legal) status, and an immigration system that’s fundamentally broken and has been for a very long time,” Everard Meade, director of USD's Trans-Border Institute, said. “And no progress on fixing it in a generation. That’s what it boils down to.” (Full Story)

7.25.17

Jumper Nation- On Friday in the BMW/MINI Hunter Arena, Paige Junker won the National Hunter Derby, besting a field of 12 on her mount Duet, a 9-year-old, 17 hand gelding. Paige will be moving to San Diego this fall to attend college at the University of San Diego, majoring in Pre-Med. (Full Story)

7.25.17

CBS News- Adan Lara Vega, who was discovered inside a tractor-trailer smuggling people from Mexico into the US, speaks out about his experience. David Shirk, political science and international relations professor at University of San Diego, comments on the border conditions and dangers of border crossing. (Full Interview)

7.25.17

MSN News- Professor David Shirk of the University of San Diego says the deaths of 10 immigrants who died after being trapped in a tractor-trailer shows that deaths could rise if the US fails to reform its immigration system. (Full Interview)

7.25.17

MSU News Service- A daylong summit next month will bring together representatives from education, business, after-school providers, government and the larger community to discuss how Montana can build a strong science, technology, engineering and math ecosystem across Big Sky country. The summit is made possible by a planning grant from STEM Next, a national initiative housed at the University of San Diego designed to prepare more young people for careers in STEM fields, as well as numerous local and state sponsors. (Full Story)

7.25.17

SD U-T- For the seventh year in a row, USD's football team has been selected by a vote of Pioneer Football League head coaches to win the PFL title. (Full Story)

7.25.17

Darrell Issa Congressman- “Human trafficking isn’t a Democrat or Republican issue, it’s a moral issue,” said Congressman Darrell Issa, “and we must do everything in our power to bring this despicable crime to an end. Here in Southern California, we’ve seen first-hand the heartbreaking impact of human trafficking. Sadly, San Diego remains one of the nation’s worst cities for child sex trafficking..." (Full Story)

7.25.17

NPR- The deaths of 10 people who were discovered in a tractor-trailer parked at a Wal-Mart in San Antonio have focused new attention on the dangers of crossing the southern border. Everard Meade, director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego, commented on this issue. (NPR)

7.24.17

NY Times- As more harassment allegations come to light, employment lawyers say nondisparagement agreements have helped enable a culture of secrecy. In particular, the tech start-up world has been roiled by accounts of workplace sexual harassment, and nondisparagement clauses have played a significant role in keeping those accusations secret. University of San Diego School of Law professor, Orly Lobel, commented on this issue. (Full Story)

7.24.17

Champion Newspaper- University of San Diego graduate, Tom Beckman, shares advice for parents after 30 years of experience as a school psychologist. (Full Story)

7.24.17

Metro MBA- Each year, 1,000 emerging African business men and women come to the United States to participate in the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. They visit for a month as part of the flagship Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI). The one thousand students are spread out among 38 colleges and universities across the nation, including the University of San Diego, which welcomed 25 participants. (Full Story)

7.24.17

Wisdom Digital Media- University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program students selected for Old Globe's production of Robin Hood! (Full Story)

7.24.17

TVN- University of San Diego School of Business clinical professor of finance, Annalisa Barrett, commented on California lawmakers' response to the scarcity of women CEOs, especially within public companies in Pacific Northwestern US. (Full Story)

7.24.17

Harvard Gazette- University of San Diego graduate, Jonny Kim, was in the grocery store when the call came: He would have to exchange his emergency room scrubs for a space suit. (Full Story)

7.21.17

U-T San Diego-San Diego business leaders on Thursday said they have raised money to fund two large tent shelters to get homeless people temporarily off the streets, but the next step will be up to elected officials. (Full Story)

7.21.17

KUSI-A plan to pay for large tents to house San Diego's burgeoning homeless population was announced Thursday by Padres managing partner Peter Seidler and restaurateur Dan Shea. (Full Story)

7.21.17

U-T San Diego- Would the proposed changes to property tax rules have an inflationary effect on home prices in California? Alan Gin, professor at University of San Diego, says, "Yes. It would allow people to sell their homes more easily to move up in the market, which would increase the demand for upper end homes and increase prices there. But it would also increase the supply of lower end homes, which would help mitigate price increases in that submarket and allow more people to get into starter homes." (Full Story)

7.21.17

Culture Cheat Sheet-University of San Diego was ranked among the top 20 most beautiful campuses to visit.  (Full Story)

7.21.17

ABC 10-Local business leaders want to erect two giant industrial tents to house some of San Diego’s exploding homeless population.  They said they have the money to pay for the tents.  They need a place to put them. (Full Story)

7.21.17

KPBS-Two business leaders in San Diego announced a proposal on Thursday to shelter hundreds of homeless people in large industrial tents. Padres managing partner Peter Seidler and his friend, Dan Shea, a business owner, said they can no longer watch from the sidelines as homelessness soars and political leaders drag their feet. (Full Story)

7.20.17

Times Union- Corporate Directors Forum is recognizing six San Diego directors for their extraordinary contributions to corporate governance at its 27th annual Director of the Year Awards. Ron Fowler of University of San Diego is among those being recognized. (Full Story)

7.20.17

KTUU- The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Maple is scheduled to make a brief logistics stop in Nome Wednesday as the ship continues its historic 7,000 mile voyage through the Northwest Passage. The ship is expected to arrive sometime in the afternoon. A researcher from the University of San Diego will be on board to collect and study the data. (Full Story)

7.20.17

Bay Area News Group- Orly Lobel, a law professor at the University of San Diego, comments on a software company's lawsuit against its rivals that could give more freedom to California companies hiring employees from competitors in other states.  (Full Story)

7.20.17

Public- Generation NEXT Franchise Brands hires University of San Diego School of Law Adjunct Professor Anthony Mauriello as General Counsel. (Full Story)

7.19.17

Meade County Times-Tribune- USD Alumnus, Major Chris Mercado, named 2017 Army Times Soldier of the Year for his dedication to one day bring the number of veteran suicides to zero. This three time Bronze Star Medal and Meritorious Service Medal recipient established Objective Zero Foundation to anonymously connect active-duty service members, veterans, and families with support through an app. (Full Story)

7.19.17

CW- University of San Diego was ranked among the 50 Best Online Master of Education Degree Programs 2017 by Master's Programs Guide, a premier website providing comprehensive information for individuals considering graduate school. (Full Story)

7.19.17

KPBS- A plan to pay for large tents to house San Diego's burgeoning homeless population is scheduled to be announced Thursday at University of San Diego by Padres managing partner Peter Seidler and restaurateur Dan Shea. (Full Story)

7.19.17

Harbor Communications- Among 75 colleges and universities who competed for the honor, NACUFS granted University of San Diego a Campus Dining Award in recognition of exemplary menus, presentations, special event planning, presentations, and new dining concepts. (Full Story)

7.19.17

Public- Assistant City Attorney Michael J. Mais, who received his Juris Doctor from Univeristy of San Diego, was named 2017 Ronald M. George Public Lawyer of the Year by the California State Bar. (Full Story)

7.19.17

MiLB News- Former University of San Diego baseball player and now Mets' No. 20 prospect, P.J. Conlon, pitched his third seven-inning shutout of the season. (Full Story)

7.19.17

Healthline-Katie Ferraro, a registered dietitian and assistant clinical professor at the University of San Diego, speaks about a tribal diet that could eliminate heart disease. (Full Story)

7.18.17

University Chronicle-Dr. Kevin Curran, University of San Diego professor and expert in Ethnobotany, conducted research, which demonstrates the benefits of Black Elderberry for immune health. (Full Story)

7.18.17

KPBS- David Shirk, director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego, explains how criminal organizations are improving tunnels used to smuggle drugs and people under the border fence in response to increased border security. (Full Story)

7.18.17

VOSD- Robert Fellmeth, executive director of USD Center for Public Interest Law said the circumstances show SANDAG misled the public – and arguably knowingly lied – but there isn’t a clear remedy that could be criminally or civilly prosecuted. (Full Story)

7.18.17

U-T San Diego- Will the U.S. suffer economically from the recent trade deal between Japan and European Union? University of San Diego professor, Alan Gin, says, "Yes. The agreement reduces barriers between Japan and the European Union, which will make products from those areas less expensive to each other and make U.S. products less competitive." (Full Story)

7.18.17

KQED- 1978 University of San Diego Law School graduate, Robert Rubin, devoted himself to enforcing the California Voting Rights Act, a law enacted in 2002 that allows minority communities to sue cities to establish district-by-district elections, as opposed to citywide elections that could dilute the votes of minority voters. (Full Story)

7.16.17

KUSI- USD's Ron Bee and two fellows from the Fred J. Hansen Foundation-sponsored Hansen Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation appeared on KUSI. 2017 marks the 10th year of the Hansen Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation which has focused on training future political leaders and social entrepreneurs to tackle the world's most difficult problems. (Full Story)

7.10.17

VOSD-Everard Meade, director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego, was a friend and colleague of slain Mexican journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas. In a wide-ranging interview, Meade sketched a picture of the violence that’s consuming Mexico and discussed Valdez’s work and what lessons it offers. (Full Story)

7.10.17

VOSD- There’s good news and bad news for children seeking refuge in the United States, California politicians on both sides of the aisle wade into border issues and more in our weekly roundup of news from the border. (Full Story)

7.09.17

U-T San Diego -- Dan Shea, the chain restaurant operator who helped unveil the new tent proposal at a University of San Diego homelessness symposium, was surprised to learn of the tents’ demise. Shea said he was told the structures had been donated to a sister city. He had hoped to save taxpayers some money by tracking down and reusing them. (Full Story)

7.07.17

Washington Post -- ... “Consumers should become resigned to the idea that we are increasingly being targeted for our individual consumption,” says David Pyke, a professor of operations in the University of San Diego School of Business. (Full Story)

7.05.17

UT- Shade Ladipo hopes she can get women into businesses in her native country of Nigeria. Sosthene Ouedraogoto hopes to improve the court and medical systems in his country, Burkina Faso.

Both are learning skills to help with those goals as part of an international program this summer at the University of San Diego, hosted by the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at the Kroc School. (Full Story)

 

7.01.17

Southern Cross- In some families, Huntington’s disease (HD) can be traced back through generations, said Dr. Kenneth P. Serbin, a history professor at the University of San Diego. But for others, like his own family, the diagnosis comes as a complete surprise. (Full Story)

7.01.17

Southern Cross- After years of dedicated service, two members of the Society of the Sacred Heart were honored by the University of San Diego this spring. (Full Story)

6.27.17

San Diego Metropolitan -- Tammy Dwyer, a faculty member in chemistry and biochemistry at the University of San Diego since 1994 and current department chair, has been named to the 2017 class of American Chemical Society Fellows. (Full Story)

6.22.17

Kennebec Journal -- Christopher Nesbitt of Wiscasset graduated May 27 from the University of San Diego. He earned a master's degree from the USD Burnham-Moores Center of Real Estate. (Full Story) 

6.21.17

10 News -- Local students are taking advantage of free cyber security camp at USD this week. Many jobs in cyber security currently go unfilled and can pay upwards of $80,000 a year. (Full Story) 

6.21.17

U-T San Diego -- ... Alan Gin, economist at the University of San Diego, said it is likely that nominal records will continue to be broken as the summer continues, especially with a strong economy and low unemployment rate. (Full Story) 

6.19.17

Huffington Post --  ... In the midst of the sweat and stress of that moment, it occurred to me: This is who God is; this is what God does. God is Creator, delighting in the grandeur and goodness of all creation. God is the depth and ground of all our movements, the “One in whom we live and move and have our being.” (Michael Lovette-Colyer, PhD, is Director of University Ministry at USD) (Full Story) 

6.19.17

Valley News --  One hundred outstanding senior leaders chosen to be a part of the class of 2017’s prestigious Alcala 100 alumni group. Jasmine Garcia and Matthew Smith, both of Murrieta, were among those selected. A reception was held in the students’ honor. (Full Story)  

 

6.19.17

Telemundo-TBI Director Ev Meade spoke to Telemundo about the murder of his friend and colleague, Javier Valdez last month.  He spoke in particular of the challenges of translating the author's unique style into English and communicating the complex multi-party drug war that he covered to an American audience. (Full Story)

6.17.17

Fallbrook Village News -- Brandon Sarmiento of Fallbrook and Ciera Villegas of Bonsall graduated from the University of San Diego on May 28. (Full Story)

6.15.17

Telemundo 20 -- Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering Dean Chell Roberts and Mathematics Professor Linda Hoffoss shared memories of two USD graduates chosen for NASA's astronaut program. (Full Story)

6.15.17

Ukiah Daily Journal -- Keily Becerra of Fort Bragg earned a bachelor's degree in Ethnic Studies and Jessica Lopes earned a bachelor's degree in psychology. (Full Story)

6.14.17

Times of San Diego- Transborder Institute Director, Ev Meade, wrote an op-ed on the one month anniversary of the murder of his friend, Mexican journalist, Javier Valdez Cardenas.

One month ago my friend Javier Valdez Cárdenas was dragged from his car and executed in broad daylight in Culiacán, Sinaloa. Colleagues from across the globe are marking the anniversary by reflecting on Javier’s work and reporting on threats to the freedom of expression in Mexico, where more than 100 journalists have been murdered since 2000. (Full Story)

 

6.14.17

Telemundo- TBI Director, Ev Meade talks to Telemundo about the status of the president's proposed border wall, and the prototypes set for construction in San Diego.  The proposed $1.6 billion project is far less ambitious than what he proposed on the campaign trail and most of the actual construction is slated for the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. (Full Story)

6.08.17

UT- USD student Georgina Susana Escobedo and USD Professor Necla Tschirgi wrote an op-ed for the UT that explores populism and its influence on upcoming elections in Mexico. (Full Story)

 

 

6.07.17

UT- On March 3, Kenneth Serbin, a Huntington’s disease carrier, was invited to attend an audience with Pope Francis. The purpose was to proclaim solidarity with those suffering from or facing Huntington’s disease.

On May 18, Serbin, his wife, Regina, daughter Bianca, and mother-in-law Maria de Lourdes Alves Barros, attended the massive audience at the Vatican. Pope Francis proclaimed solidarity with the Huntington’s disease community, along with families, doctors and scientists involved in care, treatment and searching for a cure. (Full Story)

 

6.07.17

Fox 5 San Diego -- NASA announced its latest class of astronaut candidates Wednesday, including three with ties to San Diego.  Navy Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Dominick earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of San Diego. Dr. Jonny Kim earned a degree in mathematics at University of San Diego. (Full Story)  

6.07.17

U-T San Diego -- NASA on Wednesday chose a diverse group of people with experience in the business, research and military worlds to become members of the space agency’s next class of astronauts. The new group includes three engineers and pilots who were educated at universities in San Diego. (Full Story)

6.05.17

Southern California Patch -- A University of San Diego-led initiative to provide students with research opportunities beyond apprenticeships and internships was awarded a $589,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. (Full Story) 

6.02.17

Marketplace -- We called up Stephen Conroy, economics professor and associate dean at the University of San Diego School of Business. Homes hold a unique place in Americans' financial lives, he said. (Full Story)

5.19.17

KPBS -- "Laura Rivard teaches biology at the University of San Diego. She has an interest in direct-to-consumer tests, and she said I am not the only person to get conflicting results." (Full Story)

5.19.17

U-T San Diego -- "According to a University of San Diego study, the local child sex trade earns around $810 million annually for area criminals. For comparison’s sake, this is approximately the annual revenue generated by the San Diego Zoo." (Full Story)

5.18.17

U-T -- Kenneth Serbin has lived in the shadow of Huntington's disease since Dec. 26, 1995. On that post-Christmas day, Serbin learned his mother, Carol, had been diagnosed with the incurable, fatal genetic condition. (Full Story)

5.17.17

AP News -- "Everard Meade, the director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego who collaborated closely with Valdez, said the reporter specialized in recounting the human side of the violence that surrounded him." (Full Story)

5.17.17

The Hechinger Report -- Recent research states that the best time to enjoy STEM, is after the school day ends, via after-school programs. “Part of that is giving kids a safe space where they can try an experiment, without the pressures of school," said USD's own STEM Next director, Ron Ottinger." (Full Story)

5.17.17

Fox 40 -- "Senior Reijer den Dulk says when he walked the halls of Empire Oaks, he wanted to be an inventor. Now, he will be going to University of San Diego in the fall where he'll major in engineering. He says he never thought this day would actually come." (Full Story)

5.17.17

ABC 7 -- "Everard Meade, the director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego who collaborated closely with Valdez, said the reporter specialized in recounting the human side of the violence that surrounded him. Beyond merely the production and distribution of drugs, Valdez was interested in where power resided and how it was used." (Full Story)

5.17.17

SVC News -- "Caitlin Gutierrez was the top scholarship recipient and received $4,000. She is graduating from Canyon HS and will be attending the University of San Diego where she will major in Human Development, Math and Science. She plans to pursue a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential." (Full Story)

5.17.17

ZAWYA -- USD MBA Alum, "Shaima Bint Mutlaq Al-Usaimi is the first Saudi woman to be named Executive Director of Awareness and Water Conservation Management." (Full Story)

5.17.17

TRT World -- USD Professor, David Shirk, appeared on TRT World to discuss Mexico's deadly drug war. "The porportion of organized crime style killings we see in Mexico top that number out at about 10, 12 thousand a year." (Full Video

5.16.17

U-T San Diego -- "Fern Murphy and Pat Whalen are vital volunteers with the USO San Diego. Murphy, who lives in Fletcher Hills, is active in the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge youth education group and the University of San Diego auxiliary." (Full Story)

5.16.17

Aljazeera- Mexico is not a war zone, and yet it is one of the most dangerous places in the world for reporters. Prominent journalist Javier Valdez is the latest of several members of the media who have been killed this year alone. ernment has repeatedly promised to protect journalists, and freedom of speech. Guests include David Shirk - Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of San Diego. (Full Interview)

5.12.17

Entrepreneur -- "Negative emotions and habits are contagious, but so are positive ones. Researchers from Harvard University and the University of San Diego found that each positive or “happy” friend in person's network increases by 9 percent that individual's own chances of being happy." (Full Story)

5.12.17

Bloomberg Law -- "It’s hard to tell what the majority of current justices would do if the issue came before them again, Michael B. Rappaport, a constitutional law professor at the University of San Diego Law School told Bloomberg BNA." (Full Story)

 

5.12.17

NBC San Diego -- Ev Meade, director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego (USD) said homicides have increased steadily in Tijuana since 2015. Many of those homicides are the work of international drug cartels, said Meade. But he also noted that smaller, fragmented crime groups and gangs are doing the killing, as they fight for control of the domestic drug trade, in and around Tijuana. (Full Story)

 

5.12.17

NBC Los Angeles -- Ev Meade, director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego spoke with NBC reporters regarding the startling number of deaths seen recently in Mexico. Meade said, "Homicides have increased steadily in Tijuana since 2015. Many of those homicides are the work of international drug cartels." (Full Story)

5.11.17

Premium Times -- USD is one of many universities to accept the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellows to their campus this summer, for a six-week intensive program within the Joan B. Kroc School for Peace & Justice. (Full Story)

5.10.17

U-T San Diego -- Susan Stone, senior vice president and CEO, Sharp Coronado Hopsital, earned her master's in science and doctorate of philosophy in nursing science at the University of San Diego. (Full Story) 

5.09.17

Computer World -- In hopes to better understand and define "leadership," Joseph Rost, professor emeritus of leadership studies in SOLES at USD, examined 450 books, documenting over 200 different ways to define "leadership." (Full Story)

5.09.17

Houston Chroncile -- "To help unravel the probable outcome of this complicated legislation, I spoke with Professor Dov Fox, Director of the Center for Health Law Policy and Bioethics at the University of San Diego School of Law... [they] could sue their doctor without the wrongful-birth cause of action, but they would be much less likely to win." (Full Story)

5.09.17

EIN Presswire -- The Reshoring Institute, created and curated by graduate student interns from the University of San Diego School of Business, and the School of Engineering, announces a new partnership with Return One Million Jobs (ROMJ). (Full Story)

5.09.17

Rebusiness Online -- “Our data shows that asking rents in San Diego are up 4.9 percent from the first quarter of 2016. We anticipate that this increase, coupled with the property’s prime location across the street from the University of San Diego’s campus, will help create long-term stabilization and rent growth for the property.” (Full Story)

5.08.17

UT- Kenneth Serbin has lived in the shadow of Huntington’s disease since Dec. 26, 1995. On that post-Christmas day, Serbin learned his mother, Carol, had been diagnosed with the incurable, fatal genetic condition.

Serbin, a history professor at the University of San Diego, became active in the local chapter of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America. In 2005, at the suggestion of a college friend, Serbin started Huntington’s disease blog under the pseudonym Gene Veritas, derived from Latin to signify that the truth is in the genes. Serbin revealed in 2012 that he also has the mutation and will develop Huntington’s. (Full Story)

5.08.17

Detriot Free Press -- USD senior Jamal Agnew represents the Toreros as a fifth-round pick by the Detriot Lions, and is reported as a "big-time competitor" by defensive coordinator Steve Irvin. (Full Story)

5.08.17

Fox 19 -- USD School of Law graduate Damien M. Schiff nominated by President Trump to U.S. Court of Federal Claims. (Full Story)

5.08.17

Princeton University -- "Steven Smith, the Warren Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of San Diego, will present the James Madison Program's annual Charles E. Test M.D. Distinguished Lecture Series on the topic of "Pagans and Christians in the City: The Spiritual Sources of Civic Struggle" from May 9-11th at Princeton University. (Full Story)

5.08.17

Santa Cruz Sentinel -- "Olivia Gonzalez, a senior at the University of San Diego, will get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity Tuesday to be president of the campus for a day.

As she fills in for President James T. Harris, Gonzalez will tweet from his account @USDPres." (Full Story)

5.07.17

Ventura County Star --  The University of San Diego will hold the Ms. Senior California State Pagent on June 11th at the Joan Kroc Theatre. (Full Story)

5.06.17

The Yucatan Times -- "It’s also part of an uptick in lawlessness across Mexico, which saw a 20 percent jump in violent crimes last year, according to a study released March 30 by the University of San Diego." (Full Story)

5.05.17

10 News -- "A three-year study in San Diego by Point Loma Nazarene and the University of San Diego, which is one of the largest human trafficking studies ever done in the United States, found of the 20 San Diego schools surveyed... 90% had girls who were sex trafficked." (Full Story)

 

5.04.17

NYT-Americans, we are told, believe in competition. But a shockingly large number of workers — 30 million, according to a report from the Treasury Department — are shackled by what are called “noncompetes,” which are agreements forbidding employees to leave their job to work for a competitor or to start their own competing business. And the number is growing fast. (Full Story)

5.02.17

U-T San Diego -- At the “Digital Revolution,” a free public forum that the Union-Tribune will hold at the University of San Diego’s Kroc Theater...You’ll hear from four leading experts, including: Ashton Mozano, a USD cybersecurity expert; Henrik Christensen, the director of UC San Diego’s Contextual Robotics Institute; Stephen Cobb, a senior researcher in the San Diego office of ESET David Brin, the Carlsbad-based futurist and science fiction writer." (Full Story)

5.02.17

San Diego Reader -- "Bay Park residents raised that big red balloon high in the sky between Morena Boulevard and the I-5 Saturday to demonstrate how tall the new developments along the Morena corridor could be."

With an expected 1,700 rental apartments, along with a park for residents,  "It's a great opportunity to provide more housing and we want to make it a village, and the University of San Diego supports this plan." (Full Story)

5.02.17

Bloomberg -- "It’s also part of an uptick in lawlessness across Mexico, which saw a 20 percent jump in violent crimes last year, according to a study released March 30 by the University of San Diego." (Full Story) 

5.02.17

The Washington Post -- "With Guzmán in the United States, other drug bosses know that “this time he wasn't going to have an ability to continue to control the Sinaloa cartel from behind bars and he was effectively being removed from the game,” said David Shirk, a professor at the University of San Diego and an expert on drug war violence." (Full Story)

5.02.17

San Francisco Chronicle -- “If you’re the CEO of a company, you can say stuff and people will do what you want. But the presidency of the United States is not like that in any respect,” said Casey Dominguez, a professor of political science at the University of San Diego and an expert on presidential power." (Full Story)

5.01.17

ABC News -- University of San Diego lecturer Ron Bee said that's all rhetoric, "They don't have the capability to reach us...We don't think they have a missile that can reach us. We don't think they have a nuclear bomb they can marry to that missile. Until both of those things happen, that's when the red line will occur." (Full Story)

5.01.17

GeekWire -- "Naveen and Steve co-founded Center in 2014, the same year Naveen finished his undergraduate degree at the University of San Diego, and unveiled the company in March.

The company’s first product is CenterCard: a smart corporate credit card, complete with a touchscreen and a battery, that’s designed to make expense reporting and budgeting easier." (Full Story)

4.30.17

Pacific Daily News -- "Jamal Agnew was selected by the Detroit Lions in Saturday's NFL draft, making him the second grandson of Guam to reach the NFL this year. Anew, a University of San Diego cornerback, was drafted by the Lions in the fifth round, according to the team's website." (Full Story)

4.29.17

Michigan Live -- "The one pick that I really loved here, Detroit ended up taking Jamal Agnew from San Diego. That's not San Diego State, that's San Diego - University of San Diego, the Toreros," Jeremiah said moments after the Lions drafted speedster.

All the scouts went to San Diego to see Damontae Kazee at San Diego State. They ended up going across town and checking out this kid and they fell in love with him." (Full Story)

4.28.17

The Guardian- It took hours to arrange my first conversation with Paratapa. He agreed to an interview for my research on contemporary slaveholders, but he wasn’t free until late evening. When he finally greeted me on his sprawling estate, I learned why. He balances the demands of his large farm in India with the presidency of a local agricultural bank that makes loans to farmers like him. (Full Story)

4.28.17
ChainStorage.com -- "Carlsbad-based owners Capstone Advisors decided to re-curate offerings at the 20-year-old center to meet the demands of students, faculty, and staff at the nearby University of San Diego. These tenants are a great mixture of both new and proven concepts that will bring additional excitement to the center and the community, said Capstone President Alex Zikakis." (Full Story)
4.28.17

ABC News -- "Margaret Dalton, Associate Dean of the University of San Diego Law School. Dalton, who specializes in special education and disability law, said there is no excuse for any school not providing adequate transportation to students who need special accommodations." (Full Story)

4.28.17

LA Times -- "Frank Partnoy and Steven Davidoff Solomon teach about shareholder activism as law professors — Partnoy at the University of San Diego, Solomon at UC Berkeley.

They thought Tejon Ranch would be an ideal subject for a real-life experiment: What would happen if they bought up Tejon stock themselves, then tried to jawbone its executives into taking steps to improve shareholder value, as though they were the kind of activist corporate raiders who make managements of big companies quake with fear?" (Full Story)

4.28.17

Vox -- “Usually a new president in this period is doing lots of noncontroversial things,” says Casey Dominguez, a professor at the University of San Diego who’s studied the presidential honeymoon. “They’re moving their family to the White House. They’re appointing somebody qualified to an important job. So the public is hearing fairly neutral things about the administration." (Full Story)

4.26.17

Clarence Bee -- The 100-day litmus test may be the latest president's "best chance to enact his agenda, according to work by Casey Dominguez, associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of San Diego." (Full Story)

4.26.17

Officer -- "Unlike traditional criminal justice programs, USD’s program emphasizes leadership development, ethics, tangible skill building and the immediate application of these skills to solving some of today’s most urgent law enforcement challenges." (Full Story)

4.25.17

U-T San Diego -- "Scott MacDonald knows he leads a charmed life. The retired corporate fixer enjoyed a long and lucrative career, he walks the beach every morning with his Lab mix, Sadie, and he grows chardonnay grapes in a mini-vineyard at his Del Mar home.

But the low-cost educational opportunities that propelled him from an impoverished childhood to the corporate boardroom barely exist today. So at 69, MacDonald is dedicating the rest of his life to righting the scales through his MacDonald Scholars program..." (Full Story)

 

4.25.17

Buffalo Business First -- "In a study from CBRE and the University of San Diego Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate, 21 percent of business owners reported that increasing their facility’s efficiency led to higher employee morale and reduced turnover." (Full Story)

4.25.17

U-T San Diego -- "Also helping buyers are historically low interest rates and job growth, said Alan Gin, economist at University of San Diego. At the same time, he said buyers could be eager to get into the market before higher mortgage loan rates hit or just want to get out the rental game." (Full Story)

4.25.17

Haaretz -- "...Walsh also told Rozell how to get in touch with George Gross, who went on to teach English literature at the University of San Diego. From Gross, Rozell received photographs documenting the liberation. One of them was the image of the woman with the child..." (Full Story)

4.25.17

The Christian Science Monitor -- "Aidan Ryan plans to study finance at the University of San Diego, making his efforts to raise funds for local food banks a kind of entry-level lesson in finance." (Full Story)

4.25.17

IB Times -- "A 2016 Congressional Budget Office analysis said closing the loophole at the federal level could produce an additional $19.9 billion in tax revenue between 2017 and 2026.

But tax expert and University of San Diego law professor Vic Fleischer, who started the debate over carried interest in a 2006 academic paper before he began advising the Senate Finance Committee last year, has estimated closing the carried interest loophole would generate $180 billion over the next decade." (Full Story)

4.25.17

CBC News -- "Interfering in the price system is just about "one of the worst things you can do in an economy," said Matt Zwolinski, founder and director of the University of San Diego's Center for Ethics, Economics and Public Policy." (Full Story)

4.24.17

CKGSB Knowledge -- “I don’t see any end to it at all until we’re probably at a third less space per person than we are today,” says Norman G. Miller, Ernest W. Hahn Chair and Professor of Real Estate Finance at the University of San Diego." (Full Story)

4.24.17

Politico -- “People are terrified. I spoke to (University of San Diego) medical students, and faculty members who said now the children of some of these undocumented people are citizens, but the parents are too scared to take them to the doctor even if they have cancer." (Full Story)

4.23.17

U-T San Diego -- "Iris Engstrand, the region’s preeminent history who is retiring from the University of San Diego next month, said even she found things she didn’t know about, such as Leucadia’s streets named after Greek and Roman gods by the English spiritualists who settled the North County coastal community." (Full Story)

4.23.17

U.S. News -- "Aidan Ryan plans to study finance at the University of San Diego, making his efforts to raise funds for local food banks a kind of entry-level lesson in finance. Rather than maximizing profit, the 17-year-old was trying to figure out how to maximize impact." (Full Story)

4.21.17

U-T San Diego -- "Alan Gin, economist at the University of San Diego, said San Diego County’s seasonally adjusted rate is 4 percent.

“The labor market is tight right now,” he said. “There has been talk about the impact of minimum wage, but a lot of restaurants I go to have signs up that say help wanted.” (Full Story)

4.21.17

Press-Telegram -- "Andy Fee has been hired as Long Beach State’s new athletic director, the school announced Thursday evening. Before UCSB, Fee worked for ASU and at the University of San Diego." (Full Story)

 

4.21.17

Seattle Times -- "The author and University of San Diego faculty member [Austin Chio-Fitzpatrick] will speak about his new book, “What Slaveholders Think: How Contemporary Perpetrators Rationalize What They Do,” at 3 p.m. April 22 at Elliott Bay Book Co." (Full Story)

4.19.17

Catholic News Agency -- "As for San Diego’s new auxiliary, bishop-elect John Dolan was born June 8, 1962, in the diocese he will serve. He completed his studies in philosophy at the Saint Francis seminary and the University of San Diego in 1985." (Full Story)

4.17.17

U-T San Diego -- USD also closely works with Circadence Corp., a company in Kearny Mesa that specializes in the “gamification” of cybersecurity training. Students are exposed to high-resolution videos and graphics that give them a sense of what a real “hack attack” is like. They also use the immersive software to learn how to spot and prevent digital assaults. The company is led by Ashton Mozano, who also teaches cybersecurity at USD. (Full Story)

4.17.17

MetroMBA -- "On April 11, 2017, the University of San Diego appointed Gail F. Baker, Ph.D. the new Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. With more than 30 years of higher education experience, Dr. Baker is a distinguished leader. She comes to USD from the University of Nebraska Omaha where she currently serves as Dean of the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media (CFAM) and Executive Associate to the Chancellor." (Full Story)

4.17.17

San Diego Business Journal -- "Del Mar resident Scott MacDonald has donated to endow a scholarship program at the University of San Diego...recipients will participate in the Community Awareness and Social Action (CASA) leadership program and volunteer 280 hours of community service each year." (Full Story)

4.17.17

U-T San Diego -- "Ashton Mozano, a cybersecurity professor at the University of San Diego, says there are thousands of $80,000 entry-level jobs available to applicants who have nothing more than an undergraduate degree in computer science or computer engineering." (Full Story)

4.17.17

KPBS -- "Lukensmeyer will be in San Diego Tuesday and Wednesday for the sixth annual "Conference on Restoring Civility to Civic Dialogue," organized by the University of San Diego's Institute for Civil Civic Engagement. She has worked with more than a dozen state legislatures running workshops on how to govern while still respecting your political opponents." (Full Story)

4.16.17

NBC San Diego -- The commission launched the nonprofit academy with the University of San Diego to help demystify the arts funding process. (Full Story)

4.16.17

U-T San Diego -- "Creating a dialogue is the first step toward solving problems. Half of a dialogue is listening and trying to understand different points of view. In a nation increasingly divided, San Diego can take a different path by discussing important issues without yelling at each other, reaching knee jerk reactions or stereotyping," stated Jan Goldsmith, adjunt professor of law at USD, and a new member of U-T Community Advisory Board." (Full Story)

4.16.17

U-T San Diego -- "Creating a dialogue is the first step toward solving problems. Half of a dialogue is listening and trying to understand different points of view. In a nation increasingly divided, San Diego can take a different path by discussing important issues without yelling at each other, reaching knee jerk reactions or stereotyping," stated Jan Goldsmith, adjunt professor of law at USD, and a new member of U-T Community Advisory Board." (Full Story)

4.15.17

NBC San Diego -- NBC 7 and the Make a Wish Foundation teamed up with the University of San Diego Torero baseball team to make a cancer's patients dream on thr ballfield come true. (Full Story)

4.15.17

U-T San Diego -- Michelle Camacho is professor of sociology at the University of San Diego, and part of a team funded by the National Science Foundation to study educational pathways for veterans in engineering education. Military veteran students bring a fiercely independent, survivor mentality to higher education; this works to their benefit when they are succeeding academically — they complete coursework with a mission-driven mindset. But the same autonomy can work against them when they lack a support network ... (Full Story)

4.14.17

San Diego Metro -- "A team of Master’s in Real Estate students from the University of San Diego School of Business and the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate has successfully defended its title in the 2017 ARGUS University Challenge.

“Throughout the six weeks working on the report, we expanded our market research abilities and ARGUS modeling knowledge. These fine-tuned skills, accompanied by a positive group experience, will prove to be invaluable throughout our careers,” states team member Karamarie White. (Full Story)

4.12.17

KPBS -- "(George Bellow's) lithographs are among the toughest to behold," University of San Diego art professor Derrick Cartwright said. "He’s depicting human cruelty in such a profoundly naked way. You can’t look at those and remain neutral." (Full Story) 

4.12.17

The Columbus Dispatch -- Alex Green, 17, did his work-study during his first two years at Mount Carmel West and East hospitals and the past two years working at COSI doing science demonstrations for visitors. The University of San Diego, his first choice for school, has awarded him a $50,000 scholarship. After that, the plan is medical school and a residency in general surgery. (Full Story)

4.12.17

SD Metro -- "Gail F. Baker, a dean at the University of Nebraska Omaha, has been appointed provost and vice president of academic affairs at the University of San Diego. She will begin the job in July." (Full Story)

4.12.17

U-T -- “No bill like it has been enacted in the country, and it’s about time,” Robert Fellmeth, executive director of the Children’s Advocacy Institute at the University of San Diego School of Law, said at a Wednesday news conference to draw attention to AB1495. The law school and the institute sponsored the bill. (Full Story)

4.12.17

OC Register -- “I don’t think their rules and procedures are acceptable or legal, and I cannot fathom the legal rationale behind preventing members of the public from addressing the supervisors by name,” Aly, who studied law at University of San Diego School of Law, said afterward." (Full Story)

4.12.17

U-T San Diego -- “No bill like it has been enacted in the country, and it’s about time,” Robert Fellmeth, executive director of the Children’s Advocacy Institute at the University of San Diego School of Law, said at a Wednesday news conference to draw attention to AB1495. The law school and the institute sponsored the bill." (Full Story)

4.12.17

KPBS -- "(Bellow's) lithographs are among the toughest to behold," University of San Diego art professor Derrick Cartwright said. "He’s depicting human cruelty in such a profoundly naked way. You can’t look at those and remain neutral." (Full Story)

4.11.17

CBS -- "Tuesday the University of San Diego held a mass head-shaving to raise funds for childhood cancer research. Ten brave souls, men and women, got a buzz cut with a goal of raising $10,000 dollars." (Full Video)

 

4.11.17

Forbes -- "Second, with respect to the Office for Civil Rights, put it under the leadership of someone with both a background in law and in civil rights issues, someone like Gail Heriot of the University of San Diego Law School, a member of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission." (Full Story)

4.11.17

Insight Crime -- "The report, titled "Drug Violence in Mexico: Data and Analysis Through 2016," is the latest in a series of annual publications from the Justice in Mexico Project, which operates out of the University of San Diego's department of political science and international relations.

The authors -- professors Kimberly Heinle, Octavio Rodríguez Ferreira, and David A. Shirk -- note early in the report that 2016 brought a substantial increase in the number of overall murders and murders related to organized crime." (Full Story)

4.11.17

The Virginian-Pilot -- USD Professor, David Shirk "evaluates NAFTA at it's 20th anniversary, an important milestone for the U.S., Mexican, and Canadian regional partnership." (Full Video)

4.11.17

The Virginian-Pilot -- USD Professor, David Shirk "evaluates NAFTA at it's 20th anniversary, an important milestone for the U.S., Mexican, and Canadian regional partnership." (Full Video)

4.10.17

San Diego Magazine -- "Monarch School will celebrate 30 years of serving San Diego’s homeless youth on April 27. “Building Bright Futures” is being sponsored by Sycuan, Bumble Bee Seafood, Homestreet Bank, Jack in the Box Foundation, San Diego Padres and University of San Diego. The event is expected to net $350,000 for programming needs." (Full Story)

4.10.17

U-T San Diego -- "Linda Vista is one of San Diego’s great melting pots, providing affordable housing for each new wave of immigrants...The University of San Diego is also based here." (Full Story)

4.10.17

PRWeb -- "Del Rey Aesthetics Center, a leading Los Angeles-area healthcare provider offering a full range of facial plastic and reconstructive services, has introduced specialized facial feminization surgery (FFS) to its capabilities. 

The practice was founded by Farhad Sigari, M.D., FACS, a graduate of University of San Diego and Chicago Medical School, where he also completed surgical internship and residency." (Full Story)

4.10.17

KPBS- About 20 years ago, Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick got involved with an advocacy group working to curb human trafficking. One of his first assignments in rural India was to pose as a brothel customer demanding increasingly younger girls before leaving in a huff. The video he secretly taped was shared with local police who conducted raids to rescue the victims and arrest the perpetrators. (Full Story)

4.09.17

U-T San Diego -- "To that end, the group is holding private symposiums of experts and decision-makers hosted by the University of San Diego with the support of its president, Jim Harris. Students and faculty of USD’s Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate are hatching a project to evaluate property throughout the county for potential to house the homeless." (Full Story)

 

4.09.17

News Tribune -- "The idea that we should commemorate on canvas the veterans of World War I was really part of a larger cultural discourse of that period," said Derrick Cartwright, associate professor of art history and director of galleries for the University of San Diego." (Full Story)

4.09.17

Straits Times -- "The University of San Diego and California State University San Marcos recently launched cyber-security master's programmes with industry-driven curricula to help feed the pipelines." (Full Story)

4.07.17

U-T San Diego -- "We represent two of San Diego's major educaitonal institutions...We serve diverse educational communities with diverse educational missions. We are bound together by the common mission of building and nurturing the inclusivity, effectiveness and prosperity of our local and national community." (Full Story)

(James T. Harris III is president of USD, Constance M. Carroll is chancellor of SD Community College Distrcit)

4.07.17

Rancho Santa Fe Review -- "In addition, Cologne is proud to be counsel for The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, the top regional theater in the country. He also serves on the University of San Diego School of Law Board of Visitors for his alma mater." (Full Story)

4.07.17

Nevada Business -- “I am looking forward to taking the NCJFCJ to the next level. We have so much potential to grow the organization and improve the lives of our most vulnerable children and families through leadership, judicial education and research.”

Menicucci holds her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Nevada, Reno and a Certificate in Paralegal Studies from the University of San Diego." (Full Story)

4.07.17

Vanderbilt News -- "Hidalgo earned a doctorate in religion, ethics and society from Claremont School of Theology. Her dissertation, “Liberating Liturgy: Voices of Latin American Theology,” uses feminist and decolonial theory to examine liturgies in the liberation theology tradition that empower marginalized communities. She earned a master of arts in practical theology at the University of San Diego and a master of arts in historical musicology at the University of Michigan." (Full Story)

4.07.17

California Healthline -- "The FDA has given 23andMe the right to sell members of the public genetic tests that estimate a person’s risk for 10 health conditions, including Parkinson’s and late-onset Alzheimer’s disease. The decision drew concern from Laura Rivard, a genetics professor at the University of San Diego." (Full Story)

4.05.17

Calvin Ayre -- "Before joining AGS, Reback was most recently the Vice President of Marketing for Konami Gaming. Prior to Konami, Reback severed in multiple executive positions for Station Casinos as well as Caesars Entertainment.

He received a Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego, School of Law, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California Los Angeles." (Full Story)

4.05.17

KPBS -- "The annual analysis of drug-related violence in Mexico, by researchers at the Justice in Mexico program at the University of San Diego, examines trends in violence and organized crime in Mexico using both official and non-government sources." (Full Story)

4.04.17

U-T San Diego --  "Everard Meade, director of the Trans Border Institute at the University of San Diego, said few of the new administration’s operational changes have taken effect, and the decrease in border apprehensions is actually part of a larger trend of reduced migration from Mexico spanning more than 15 years." (Full Story)

4.04.17

U-T San Diego -- "Now that a November ballot could possibly have two weighty issues facing voters, that could work against both of them, said Carl Luna, a professor of political science at San Diego Mesa College and director of the University of San Diego/San Diego Community College District Institute for Civil Civic Engagement." (Full Story)

4.04.17

Fox Sports -- "The Celebrate San Diego theme will be highlighted by pregame performances and a special pregame ceremony featuring local sports teams, including the San Diego Gulls, San Diego Sockers, Albion SC Pros, San Diego State Aztecs, and the University of San Diego Toreros." (Full Story)

4.04.17

U-T San Diego -- "Yeung, an associate professor in the University of San Diego’s music department, founded the umbrella organization in 2010. In January 2016 the group’s Coterie Celli performed as part of the Ed Brown Center’s Sunday entertainment series." (Full Story)

4.04.17

Marinjj -- "After earning his MBA from the University of San Diego and working for several years in IT, he decided to make a change.

“I had fallen in love with wine along the way,” Brooks says. And in particular, one varietal. “I really like to drink pinot noir, and I really wanted to learn how to make it.” (Full Story)

4.03.17

Forbes -- "When he was eight, his parents moved the family to California in 1996. They continued visiting Palestine every couple of years until 2000, when the second Intifada broke out. In 2010, Abualzolof earned a B.A. in finance from the University of San Diego." (Full Story)

4.03.17

PR Newswire -- "He began his career at Arthur Andersen & Co., a public accounting firm. Mr. Drazba is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in California and received a B.A. degree in accounting from the University of San Diego." (Full Story)

 

4.03.17

Market Exclusive -- "Prior to his tenure at Insight Health Corp., Mr. Drazba was employed by Arthur Andersen & Co. Mr. Drazba is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in California and received a B.A. degree in accounting from the University of San Diego." (Full Story)

4.03.17

Crux Now -- What could be more of a no-brainer than invoking Pope Francis’s authoritative teaching on the Care of Our Common Home? Jesuit schools are also leading the way here, holding conferences and enacting environmental-friendly policies. But perhaps no other school has taken Laudato Si’ more seriously the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

4.03.17

Crux -- "Jesuit schools are also leading the way here, holding conferences and enacting environmental-friendly policies. But perhaps no other school has taken Laudato Si’ more seriously the University of San Diego." (Full Story)

4.03.17

Truth Out -- "Count Lynne Dallas, a law professor at the University of San Diego, as one of those experts. She pointed out in her detailed response to Piwowar's request for comments that almost seven years have passed since the Dodd-Frank Act wrote the pay-ratio disclosure mandate into law." (Full Story)

4.02.17

The Independent -- Madison Moe has been hired as educational programming coordinator of the Literacy Council of Grand Island.

Moe graduated summa cum laude from the University of San Diego in San Diego, Calif., with a bachelor of arts in English and recently finished an internship with the Walt Disney Company in Florida." (Full Story)

4.02.17

U-T San Diego -- "A group of Monte Vista High School students from Spring Valley joined in the cleanup as part of their Advanced Placement environmental science course. NROTC cadets at the University of San Diego gathered at another to toward their 20 hours per semester of volunteer time." (Full Story)

4.01.17

South China Morning Post -- "But Mexico’s homicide rate for the year spiked to 21.3 murders per 100,000 inhabitants, a steep rise from 17.5 in 2015 that rivals record numbers earlier in the decade, according to a report released on Friday by the Justice in Mexico Project at the University of San Diego." (Full Story)

4.01.17

The Daily Beast -- "Officials widely described [El Chapo's] capture as a breakthrough in the war on drugs, but according to a report released Friday by the Justice in Mexico Project at the University of San Diego, his arrest precipitated a spike in the national murder rate from 17.5 per 100,000 residents in 2015 to 21.3 murders per 100,000 inhabitants in 2016." (Full Story)

3.31.17

USA Today- Last year’s capture of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán led to a surge in homicides in Mexico as cartel leaders fought to fill the vacuum created by his arrest.

The apprehension of Guzmán in January 2016 was hailed by Mexican and U.S. officials as a watershed moment in the war on drugs. But Mexico's homicide rate for the year spiked to 21.3 murders per 100,000 inhabitants, a steep rise from 17.5 in 2015 that rivals record numbers earlier in the decade, according to a report released Friday by the Justice in Mexico Project at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

3.31.17

The Daily Beast -- "It's kind of two steps forward, one step back," said David Shirk, a co-author of the report. "We took out a very powerful and important drug trafficker." (Full Story)

3.31.17

WTSP -- "It's kind of two steps forward, one step back," said David Shirk, director of the Justice in Mexico Project and co-author of the report. "We took out a very powerful and important drug trafficker." (Full Story)

3.31.17

Daily Mail -- "The biggest factor driving increased violence in Mexico is conflicts among organized crime groups,' David Shirk, director of USD's Justice in Mexico program said. 'If we are going to solve this problem, we have to deal with organized crime." (Full Story)

 

 

3.31.17

USA Today -- "But Mexico's homicide rate for the year spiked to 21.3 murders per 100,000 inhabitants, a steep rise from 17.5 in 2015 that rivals record numbers earlier in the decade, according to a report released friday by the Justice in Mexico Project at the University of San Diego." (Full Story)

3.30.17

U-T San Diego -- "David Shirk, director of USD’s Justice in Mexico program, said the increase can largely be attributed to a well-known cause: violence among drug cartels.

“The biggest factor driving increased violence in Mexico is conflicts among organized crime groups,” Shirk said. “If we are going to solve this problem, we have to deal with organized crime.” (Full Story)

3.30.17

U-T San Diego -- "An annual report on violence in Mexico issued Thursday by the University of San Diego’s Justice in Mexico program shows 2016 was the third most deadly year in Tijuana in the past decade." (Full Story)

3.29.17

KUSI -- "Doctor Joi Spencer is an Assistant Dean at the University of San Diego's School of Education. She says she understands why some critics of tenure believe the system can shield less than competent teachers." (Full Story)

3.29.17

The Globe and Mail -- As companies struggle to fuel innovation, they typically reach for methods to improve idea generation or fret over their inability to implement the ideas they have. But there’s a bigger problem we face, according to University of San Diego professor Jennifer Mueller, a social psychologist who has focused on creativity. Our ability to recognize and to embrace creative solutions is dysfunctional. (Full Story)

3.29.17

U-T San Diego -- "In two marvelous local ballparks, a pair of teams have remained hot most of this college baseball season and are heading into the final weeks of their campaigns on the cusp of actually making us notice.

The University of San Diego and San Diego State sit second in their conferences with three weeks before their respective conference tournaments." (Full Story)

3.28.17

Tribune Review -- "Widely reported in January, the voter ID study by professors from the University of San Diego and Bucknell University failed to consider pre-existing factors “that explain the differences between states with and without voter ID laws,” and it used the wrong data, according to the Washington Examiner's David Freddoso." (Full Story)

3.28.17

CBS 8 -- A vote by the U.S. House of Representatives could put consumers' privacy at risk, said USD Professor of Business Law Craig Barkacs. (Full Story)

3.28.17

Press Telegram -- "Long Beach Community College District trustees voted Tuesday afternoon to offer Long Beach City College’s top position to Reagan Romali, currently the leader of City Colleges of Chicago – Harry S Truman.

She also earned a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University, a Master’s in Business Administration from University of San Diego and a PhD in education from Walden University." (Full Story)

 

 

3.28.17

Valley Morning Star -- "UTRGV’s Mariachi Aztlán spent Spring Break attending, performing and teaching at two national mariachi festivals.

The group was invited to teach workshops for 300 students from California, Nevada and Arizona at the University of San Diego on March 10 and 11 as part of the fifth annual Mariachi Showcase, which is part of the National City Chamber of Commerce’s Mariachi Festival." (Full Story)

 

3.28.17

U-T San Diego -- "The W.M. Keck Foundation has awarded the University of San Diego’s Humanities Center a $250,000 grant to support a new humanities research fellowship for undergraduates, the development of new collaborations between the humanities and other academic areas of inquiry at USD." (Full Story)

3.28.17

LA Weekly -- "Surfers represent a cross-section of America in the water," says University of San Diego anthropology professor Jerome Hall, who has taught a course on surf history and culture. "Good luck trying to figure out the politics of surfing, because that is a moving target. Environmental issues tend to be a dividing point for what side of the fence you're on." (Full Story)

3.27.17

DVIDS -- “This is a significant milestone in Naval Information Warfare history and I am humbled and honored to be a part of it and the first to lead this command,” said Watkins, a Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps graduate from the University of San Diego. Watkins went on to say, “a key objective of the NIWDC is to provide hard hitting Fleet relevant Information Warfighting effects as soon as possible; the demand signal is strong and we are ready to deliver.” (Full Story)

3.27.17

North Bay Business Journal -- "LifeWorks of Sonoma County named Orlando Macias and Jennifer Adams to its board of directors...She is an alumna of the University of San Diego where she earned a bachelor degree in communication studies." (Full Story)

3.27.17

JDSUPRA -- "In contrast, Ted M. Sichelman of the University of San Diego School of Law filed an amici curiae brief as counsel of record on behalf of 22 law, economics, and business professors that appeared to be a response to the previous 61 professors.  This brief focused almost exclusively on the reasons why the aims of patent law are better served under the current interpretation of the statute as provided by the Federal Circuit." (Full Story)

3.27.17

American Libraries Magazine -- "Lisa Burgert, reference librarians at University of San Diego, used the school’s Summer Bridge program as a way to work social justice into information literacy instruction." (Full Story)

3.26.17

U-T San Diego -- "In his last year at University of San Diego, Olivas came up with the idea for “Untitled Space,” which found him converting an old bread truck into a mobile collaborative space for local artists. “It’s hard to get your foot into galleries, so I created my own institution and invited my friends to deliver art to the community,” he says. Olivas was awarded a Creative Catalyst grant from the San Diego Foundation to bring the truck to the New Children’s Museum in 2015." (Full Story)

3.26.17

The Bulletin -- "Horner, 34, started her law practice in Bend two years ago. She also specializes in special-needs cases, those involving a disabled family member entitled to government benefits but who, if left anything by a deceased parent, may burn through that wealth if it’s not put into a trust... 

Because she partners with Park, a friend from the University of San Diego with an office in San Jose, California, Horner said they can accommodate those Oregon transplants with family in California. Horner is also licensed to practice law in that state.” (Full Story)

 

3.25.17

U-T San Diego -- "One of the first gifts the couple made was a scholarship to the University of San Diego. “Donald and I were impressed by then-President Author Hughes’ speech about the importance of a ‘values based’ education,” Shiley said. “We climbed on board the USD train that night.” (Full Story)

3.25.17

El Colombiano -- “Trump quedó como un presidente derrotado, incapaz de gobernar y de poner en marcha su primera política real, ni siquiera teniendo el supuesto control del Congreso”, dice David Shirk, director de la maestría en Ciencias Políticas y Relaciones Internacionales de la Universidad de San Diego, en California." (Full Story)

3.25.17

Tijuanotas -- "I would definitely say its uncertain as to what are going to be the next steps when it comes to security cooperation with Mexico,” said David Shirk, a professor at University of San Diego. Programs in crime prevention need a sustained approach, he said." (Full Story)

3.24.17

UT- Anyone who has followed the serial controversies about free speech at American colleges and universities in recent years can’t escape the conclusion that we have a crisis on our hands.

Traditionally, the college campus was a place where students and scholars would engage in a diversity of ideas, often coming to grips with concepts and beliefs in stark contrast to their own. College was a “safe space” where tolerance, intellectual humility and civil debate were hallmarks of what it meant to be educated — and a mature adult. (Full Story)

 

3.24.17

Moorpark Acorn -- "Cal Lutheran University will present the International Center for Academic Integrity Southern California Regional Consortium spring conference, “From the Ground Up: Building an Integrity Culture,” from noon to 7 p.m. Thurs., April 20 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fri., April 21 on the Thousand Oaks campus.

The other speakers are University of San Diego students along with representatives from Sheridan College in Canada, Utah-based online college Western Governors University and Cal State Northridge." (Full Story)

3.24.17

MENA Financial Network -- USD Grad, Dr. Jayne Hoffman, DDS, featured on "Bravo and A & E network affiliates around the country as a guest on Hollywood Live." (Full Story)

3.23.17

aeon- I liked Aanan as soon as I met him. My field notes read: ‘What a nice guy, you can just see from his face.’ Open-faced and conversational, he was enthusiastic about the explosive growth in his quarry operations and excited to show me around. Together, we toured the open mines where his workers carve into the earth, producing boulders that are broken down into gravel by smaller labourers, often women and children. Together with his workers, Aanan laughed at my efforts to repeat the process for myself, the sledge held high over my head before arcing down, momentarily disappearing into shards and dust. (Full Story)

3.23.17

Julian Journal -- "Then I contacted three universities in San Diego County and discovered that University of San Diego has a program called "Renaissance Scholars,” designed to help students who have aged out of the foster care system. I talked with the director of the program, and together we decided that the best way to help these girls was to give them gift cards to local restaurants." (Full Story)

3.23.17

U-T San Diego -- “I would definitely say its uncertain as to what are going to be the next steps when it comes to security cooperation with Mexico,” said David Shirk, a professor at University of San Diego. Programs in crime prevention need a sustained approach, he said." (Full Story)

3.23.17

USD Student Media -- “Matt Zwolinski is a University of San Diego philosophy professor who prioritizes open-mindedness and free-flowing dialogue in his classes and on campus...I envision universities as a place where people engage in robust debate about important issues and students listen to all sides of political discourse, and then they are encouraged to make up their own minds." (Full Story)

3.23.17

U-T San Diego -- "Last week, the newly launched Center for Ethics, Economics, and Public Policy at the University of San Diego hosted a debate on immigration featuring two highly regarded scholars — George Mason University economist Bryan Caplan and Christopher Wellman, a philosopher at Washington University in St. Louis.

The topic of the debate was the fundamental moral question underlying many of today’s policy debates: Is immigration a human right?" (Full Story)

 

 

3.23.17

U-T San Diego -- "The event marked the debut of a new spelling bee master, Timothy Randell, a University of San Diego professor of practice in charge of student internships and career opportunities. He replaced David Hay, who hosted the event for 35 years.

“It was still a learning experience,” Randell said about his first turn as bee master. “It was a lot of fun, but there were big shoes to fill.” (Full Story)

3.23.17

U-T San Diego -- “I would definitely say its uncertain as to what are going to be the next steps when it comes to security cooperation with Mexico,” said David Shirk, a professor at University of San Diego. Programs in crime prevention need a sustained approach, he said." (Full Story)

3.22.17

U-T San Diego -- "Hay’s final appearance as Spelling Bee master was last year, but he does plan to be at the competition Thursday to support his replacement, Timothy Randell, a University of San Diego professor of practice in charge of student internships and career opportunities." (Full Story)

3.22.17

The Public Slate -- "Parsons is no stranger to overcoming difficulties and tackling challenges in his career. Like his character, Cooper, Parsons was born and raised in Texas. He began studying theater at the University of Houston and went on to earn his Master’s degree at the University of San Diego in 2001. He, then, moved to New York to seek fame and fortune in acting." (Full Story)

3.22.17

WKYC --  "It would be "historically unusual" for a president to suffer such a huge legislative loss in his first hundred days, said Casey Dominguez, a political science professor at the University of San Diego, who has studied presidential honeymoons. That's especially true for Trump, who has a double advantage of being a new president whose party controls Congress." (Full Story)

3.21.17

Quartz India -- "Choi-Fitzpatrick is now an assistant professor at the Kroc School of Peace studies at the University of San Diego. His recent book, What Slaveholders Think: How Contemporary Perpetrators Rationalize What They Do, takes an innovative approach to analyzing and understanding the often-complicated reality of modern-day slavery and exploitation." (Full Story)

3.21.17

Huffington Post -- "CBRE and the University of San Diego surveyed managers of companies who had moved from standard buildings into more-efficient buildings (as qualified by an ENERGY STAR label or LEED certification). Of the respondents, 42.5 percent reported that employees were more productive after the move, and 45 percent agreed that employees were taking fewer sick days." (Full Story)

3.21.17

The Register -- "Technology companies often require that employees, as a condition of their employment, sign away the intellectual property rights to any work created while employed, even on personal time. Such contracts may even give companies ownership rights to work created during a limited period after employees leave the company.

In a 2014 paper, "The New Cognitive Property: Human Capital Law and the Reach of Intellectual Property," University of San Diego School of Law professor Orly Lobel recounts several examples of conflicts arising from such contracts." (Full Story)

3.21.17

Quartz Media -- "According to a 2014 paper by the law school at the University of San Diego, the agreement Brown had signed with Alcatel gave the company “full legal right, title and interest” of any work he produced while employed there. He also had to turn over “all information concerning any discoveries or inventions he made or conceived while in its employ which related to the nature of the company’s business.” (Full Story)

3.21.17

Yahoo! Finance -- “We found that few companies are tapping into the potential benefits of having directors with a wide variety of ages serving on boards,” said Annalisa Barrett, report author, chief executive officer and founder of Board Governance Research, and clinical professor at the University of San Diego." (Full Story)

3.20.17

Times of San Diego -- "The competition will be led by a new spelling bee master, Dr. Timothy Randell. He takes over from David Hay, who retired in 2016 after 35 years.

Both are professors at the University of San Diego — Randell in practice of careers and internships in the Department of English. Hay, who will be on hand to assist Randell, is an adjunct research associate teaching Shakespeare and dramatic literature." (Full Story)

3.19.17

Springfireld News-Leader --  "The question we must consider is: Would Einstein still seek asylum in the United States today, or would he be scared away by the current rhetoric and proposed policies? Based on what I hear from aspiring Einsteins, the answer would be “scared away.” (Full Story)

(James T. Harris is President of the Unviersity of San Diego)

3.19.17

Patentlyo -- "Specifically, the Court is likely to answer two important sets of questions: (1) To what extent does exhaustion limit the enforcement of contractual sale and use restrictions on downstream purchasers?; and (2) Does exhaustion apply to foreign sales? If so, how?" (Full Story)

(Ted Sichelman is a Professor at USD School of Law)

3.17.17

USA Today -- "Intellectuals helped the U.S. win the war and ushered in a new era of renewed vigor in physics and the biological sciences. Our open-door policy to intellectuals also helped establish American universities as global academic juggernauts and the envy of the world." (Full Story)

 

(James T. Harris is president of the University of San Diego)

3.17.17

U-T San Diego -- "Democrats have to be careful with their approach, according to Carl Luna, a political science professor and the director for the Institute for Civil Civic Engagement at the University of San Diego. The Trump administration has been extremely aggressive, he said, and Democrats need to push back just to hold their ground, but they can’t take things too far." (Full Story)

3.17.17

Voice of San Diego -- "The bill allows victims and public prosecutors to sue both “Johns” and pimps – the customers and the providers of trafficking victims – in civil court for up to $10,000 per unlawful act.

It’s sponsored by the Children’s Advocacy Institute at the University of San Diego School of Law. (Full Story)

3.17.17

El Financiero -- "En tanto que para David Shirk, experto en México de la Universidad de San Diego, el impacto es inminente.

“Debemos estar promoviendo mayor integración para tener una economía realmente que produzca y compita más. Creo que va a sufrir la competitividad y la productividad de la economía de Estados Unidos y va a tener repercusiones para nuestros socios en Canadá y México”, dijo Shirk." (Full Story)

3.16.17

Forbes -- "But, as Victor Fleischer of the University of San Diego Law School has vividly pointed out, the real scandal has been huge payments to private equity fund managers. In a 2015 New York Times article, he claims Yale paid investment managers directly or indirectly $480 million (!!) in fees in 2014 – vastly more than $170 million the school gave in tuition assistance or fellowships." (Full Story)

3.16.17

The Bay Area Reporter -- "My focus is on middle class and workforce housing. These are folks who will never qualify for Section 8 housing because they make too much money but they are also housing insecure," said Gloria, who is single and lives in San Diego's Mission Hills neighborhood.

A native of San Diego, Gloria graduated from the University of San Diego and worked for the county Health and Human Services Agency. He also served as district director to Congresswoman Susan A. Davis." (Full Story)

3.16.17

Civil Eats -- “This commitment doesn’t transform the nutritional quality of donuts or ice cream, but it is a commendable step in the right direction,” Michael Jacobson, executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), said in a statement. CSPI and the University of San Diego School of Law’s Children’s Advocacy Institute are co-sponsors of the California legislation." (Full Story)

3.16.17

KPBS -- A debate Thursday night at the University of San Diego will take up another criticism of federal policy: Is immigration a moral right? It is one of the first events at USD's new Center for Ethics, Economics and Public Policy, led by philosophy professor Matt Zwolinski. (Full Story)

3.16.17

Soccer Nation -- "Youth, ages 12 to 25, are invited to get a free heart screening on Sunday, April 9 at University of San Diego’s Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science between 9 am and 3 pm." (Full Story)

3.16.17

San Diego Metro -- "SOLES’ top tier ranking has continued to rise over the past several years, reaching No. 89, up from last year’s 93 in the 2018 U.S. News and World “Best Graduate Education Programs” report." (Full Story)

 

3.16.17

El Colombiano -- "Dos hechos se lo confirman a David Shirk, experto en asuntos de México y director de la maestría en Ciencias Políticas y Relaciones Internacionales de la Universidad de San Diego, en California.

El primero tuvo lugar en la frontera, entre San Diego y la ciudad mexicana de Tijuana, “donde el temor se parece más a la desesperación." (Full Story)

3.16.17

Rehabs.com -- “A lot of the problems contributing to addiction are social and psychological,” said David Shirk, global fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, “and the fact that we don’t have a strong support system to help people deal with it.” (Full Story)

3.16.17

Educación Al Día -- "Dos hechos se lo confirman a David Shirk, experto en asuntos de México y director de la maestría en Ciencias Políticas y Relaciones Internacionales de la Universidad de San Diego, en California.

El primero tuvo lugar en la frontera, entre San Diego y la ciudad mexicana de Tijuana, “donde el temor se parece más a la desesperació." (Full Story)

3.15.17

ACCU Update -- One such recently announced partnership involves the University of San Diego (USD) and its diocese. In February, the university announced several initiatives to enhance Catholic education across San Diego communities. The hallmark program is the Torero Promise, which provides students with not only a clear avenue toward admission to USD, but also a level of financial assistance. (Full Story)

3.15.17

CW6 -- "According to a recent study by the University of San Diego, the demand for commercial sex adds up to 810-million dollars a year in San Diego alone." (Full Story)

3.15.17

Aljazeera -- "There's a negative cycle of violence and it functions as a self-justificatory cycle for the escalating drug war," Everard Meade, the director of the University of San Diego's Trans-Border Institute, who has led peace-building seminars in Culiacan for several years, tells Al Jazeera over email." (Full Story)

3.15.17

The Daily Signal -- "...That earlier study, conducted by professors from the University of San Diego and Bucknell University, often is cited by liberal opponents of voter ID laws." (Full Story)

3.14.17

U-T San Diego -- U.S. News & World Report "placed USD's School of Leadership and Education Sciences 89th among education graduate school..." (Full Story)

3.14.17

Mountain Town News -- "At the Alliance Center, Scott Anders outlined the history and results of California’s various laws, rulings and gubernatorial executive orders beginning with the 2005 adoption of Assembly Bill 32, called the Global Warming Solutions Act. Anders, who directs the Energy Policy Initiatives Center at the University of San Diego School of Law, suggested that the law’s title reveals not only California’s ambitions but also suggests the state’s perceived self-importance." (Full Story)

3.14.17

Inside Higher Ed -- Speakers for USD include Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich; the Reverend Robert McElroy, Bishop of San Diego. (Full Story)

3.13.17

The Academic Minute -- Leaders say they welcome innovation and new ideas, but do they in practice? Jennifer Mueller, associate professor of management at the University of San Diego, explains why many organizations actually reject creativity. (Full Story)

 

3.13.17

Non Profit Quarterly -- "This year, in partnership with the city’s Economic Development Department and the University of San Diego Institute for Nonprofit Education and Research, the Commission offered a two-day outreach program called The Nonprofit Academy to educate nonprofits about how to successfully apply for city funding." (Full Story)

3.13.17

U-T San Diego -- "University of San Diego history professor and California scholar, Iris Engstrand, whom he joined on tours in Spain, said: “He was able to convert from journalism to historian and maintain his writing style while still getting the facts.” (Full Story)

3.13.17

VinePair -- "And for those who prefer homebrews to macro brews, engineering students at USD may just have you covered for your very own homebrewing experiments on your new Mars home." (Full Story)

3.12.17

The Huffington Post -- "The reason I stay positive is simply because it makes the world a better place. No good comes out of being negative, and I believe that being positive and making the right choice can inspire others to do the same." (Full Story)

(Buddhism and Religion in American pop culture scholar, Joel Gruber, currently teaches at the University of San Diego)

3.11.17

The Federalist -- "Larry Alexander of the University of San Diego School of Law, writes that academic freedom is “a privilege of academics that carries with it a responsibility, namely, to act as academics,” following truth wherever it leads, within the guidelines of the professor’s academic discipline." (Full Story)

3.11.17

Times of Malta -- “There are several examples in the US of programmes where property owners are lining up to voluntarily put their buildings into conservation schemes, primarily due to tax advantages,” Andrew Narwold, a professor of economics at the University of San Diego, told Times of Malta." (Full Story)

3.11.17

U-T San Diego -- “Somebody who was working a bunch of bottom-tier jobs cleaning hotels and apartments, and raising three kids with an absent father, it’s not like she was personally enriching herself on welfare,” said Ev Meade, director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego." (Full Story)

3.11.17

Politico -- "His official resume makes no mention of his forays into politics, but does boast three private-school degrees—including both a Master's of Public Administration and a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard—followed by teaching gigs at the University of California at San Diego and the University of San Diego." (Full Story)

3.10.17

U-T San Diego -- "The festival will follow two days of educational workshops at the University of San Diego, where professional mariachi instructors will teach about 300 students how to improve their skills. The showcase and concert will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the university’s Shiley Theatre, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego." (Full Story) 

3.10.17

San Diego Reader -- Upon graduating from the University of San Diego, the Texas native immediately enrolled in her first distilling course and spent nine months traveling the country, shadowing distillers and, she says, "really immersing myself in the craft." Upon return, she began looking for work in the nascent craft-spirits industry. (Full Story) 

3.10.17

Gazette Review -- "American actress Terri Conn first gained widespread recognition for her portrayal of Katie Snyder in the CBS soap opera, As the World Turns. Born in Bloomington, Indiana, she spent most of her childhood in Albuquerque. An avid cheerleader during her high school days, it wasn’t until she was attending college at the University of San Diego that she realized she wanted to try her hand at acting." (Full Story)

3.10.17

The Recorder -- “The effect of this low bar-passage rate is to put our students and our law schools at a competitive disadvantage,” Stephen Ferruolo, dean of the University of San Diego Law School, said last month. “The low bar-passage rate is also I believe adversely impacting the quality of the California bar and the preparedness of California lawyers.” (Full Story)

3.10.17

University World News -- "I don’t know anybody who’s received money" from the federal government to study the subject, said Matt Zwolinski, a professor of philosophy at the University of San Diego who also backs basic income." (Full Story)

3.10.17

SD Voice -- "California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) recently honored Jacqueline Jackson, a longtime advocate for the blind on the Assembly floor as the 80th Assembly District’s Woman of the Year.

Jackson graduated from San Diego State University before receiving her Master’s Degree in Leadership with an emphasis in Non-Profit Business Management from the University of San Diego." (Full Story)

3.10.17

Opposing Views -- "On Feb. 15, a study conducted by political science professors Zoltan Hajnal, Nazita Lajevardi and Lindsay Nielson at the University of San Diego found that stricter voting requirements resulted in a larger racial gap in election turnout, The Washington Post reports." (Full Story)

 

3.09.17

GlobeSt.com -- Development and infrastructure changes abound in this market, which is seeing progress in all geographical areas and taking advantage of many global trends, CBRE’s John Frager tells attendees at BMC’s 21st Annual Real Estate Conference here last week. (Full Story)

 

3.09.17

U-T San Diego -- Ev Meade, director of the Transborder Institute at the University of San Diego, said he believes people are being deported under the Trump Administration who would not have been deported under President Barack Obama -- although it's hard to tell. (Full Story)

 

 

3.09.17

U-T San Diego -- On Saturday, San Diego entrepreneur Geraldine Ridaura, 28, a USD grad, will open Holy Matcha, which is believed to be San Diego’s first matcha cafe. (Full Story)

 

 

3.09.17

U-T San Diego -- ... This month a nonprofit organization and a federal prosecutor are being recognized nationally for their efforts to build bridges and promote understanding to unify communities and prevent crime. “Pacifica Institute is more needed now, the timing is so ripe,” said Patrick Drinan, chair of Pacifica’s local advisory board. (Full Story)

 

 

3.09.17

PatentlyO -- "The University of Missouri School of Law on Friday, March 10, 2017: Implementing and Interpreting the Defend Trade Secrets Act.  Sponsored by our Center for Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship (CIPE) and the Business, Entrepreneurshisp & Tax Law Review (BETR)," including Orly Lobel, Professor at Univerisity of San Diego School of Law. (Full Story)

 

3.09.17

U-T San Diego -- "Drinan, who, like many of the advisory board members is not Muslim, said the institute provides a “forum of moderation. It increases the profile of the moderate Muslim community committed to the American dream,” said Drinan, a retired political science professor at University of San Diego." (Full Story)

3.09.17

FBI -- "One seminar held at the University of San Diego included a panel of speakers who educated university students, staff, and the public about the difference between Islam and violent extremists." (Full Story)

3.09.17

Char-Koosta News -- USD Graduate Ryan Zinke "sworn in as the 52nd Secretary of the Interior...Zinke is the first Montanan to serve as a cabinet secretary and also the first U.S. Navy SEAL in the cabient." (Full Story)

3.09.17

Vanguardia -- "...para David Shirk, investigador de la Universidad de San Diego, la administración Trump no tiene idea de lo que busca, lo que genera mucha incertidumbre a las empresas.

“Si yo fuera empresario estaría muy preocupado porque ni siquiera ellos saben dónde empezar a renegociar, no tienen la menor idea y están básicamente inventando cosas”, dijo." (Full Story)

3.08.17

U-T San Diego -- "Middle and high school students from across the United States and Mexico will participate at the gathering hosted by the National City Chamber of Commerce. The festival will follow two days of educational workshops for student mariachi at the University of San Diego, where professional mariachi instructors will teach about 300 students on how to improve their skills." (Full Story)

3.07.17

U-T San Diego -- “I think, actually, that would be really good use as far as the land,” University of San Diego economist Alan Gin said.

Gin said that SDSU West, if it evolved as a “research hub” and grew San Diego’s knowledge base in other ways, would “boost the local economy and bring in a lot of outside money.” (Full Story)

3.07.17

Eater San Diego -- "Founder Laura Johnson is one of just a handful of female head distillers in the country; an alum of the University of San Diego, she traveled the U.S. while training as a distiller and running Distillerista, a spirits-centric blog." (Full Story)

3.07.17

Voice of San Diego -- "Eventually, the commission partnered with the Economic Development Department, which had also been talking about starting a nonprofit incubator, and the two launced the Nonprofit Academy in partnership with the University of San Diego’s Institute for Nonprofit Education and Research." (Full Story)

3.07.17

Brandman News -- "Along the way, she began working as an adjunct faculty member for Chapman University College, which became Brandman in 2009, and other universities with student teacher programs, including University of San Diego and Concordia University." (Full Story)

3.07.17

The Huffington Post -- "The goal is not to equivocate between bonded labor and impoverished slaveholders, but instead to emphasize that slavery is relational, emancipation is complex, and the goal of ending slavery in our lifetime will require strategies that address the reality of the situation rather than the way it may appear in our imagination." (Full Story)

(Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick is a professor of Political Sociology at the University of San Diego) 

3.07.17

Grand Canyon News -- "In a 68-31 vote, the Senate confirmed Montana congressman [and USD graduate] Ryan Zinke as interior secretary." (Full Story)

3.07.17

DU Newsroom -- "A political sociologist at the University of San Diego’s Kroc School of Peace Studies, Choi-Fitzpatrick can list numerous titles chronicling the experiences of victims. “But the perpetrator’s story is not ever told,” he says. “We really have to better understand who these people are. What is really going to make a difference here is not another book about the victims.” (Full Story)

3.07.17

Inside UCR -- "Tamala Tamu Sukari Choma decided to become a health care attorney because she knew her work would have an immediate impact on people. She obtained her juris doctorate with a focus on health law from the University of San Diego School of Law." (Full Story)

3.07.17

News Wise -- "To improve the health outcomes of military veterans, Weglicki is connecting with powerhouse teams of researchers from the University of Colorado Denver, University of San Diego, University of Texas San Antonio, Pennsylvania State University, University of Rochester, and the Ohio State University as well as committed veteran leaders in each state." (Full Story)

3.07.17

Syracuse.com -- "Dave Krawczyk, CPA joins Firley, Moran, Freer & Eassa, CPA, P.C. as a senior auditor. Krawczyk holds a master's degree in accountancy from the University of San Diego, and a bachelor's degree in accounting from Le Moyne College." (Full Story)

3.07.17

Diario Hisapaniola -- “(Esta declaración) señala que no solamente (Trump) está tomando una postura de negociación, nos indica que esta postura, esta suavidad, refleja el amplio consenso que existe en Estados Unidos, por lo menos entre las empresas, de que sí hay grandes beneficios para los dos países (con el TLCAN)”, dijo David Shirk, de la Universidad de San Diego, en declaraciones que recoge el diario mexicano El Financiero." (Full Story)

3.07.17

U-T San Diego -- "The decision drew concern from Laura Rivard, a genetics professor at the University of San Diego. Rivard told the Union-Tribune in an email, “My concern is that customers understand the limitations of what they are buying." (Full Story)

3.06.17

NYT-President Trump’s postelection agreement to pay $25 million appeared to settle the fraud claims arising from his defunct for-profit education venture, Trump University. But a former student is now asking to opt out of the settlement, a move that, if permitted, could put the deal in jeopardy. (Full Story)

3.06.17

El Financiero- David Shirk provided commentary for El Financiero, the Mexican business daily newspaper, on the disposition of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to continue to promote closer trade relations under North American Free Trade Agreement, rather than fall into a trade war with Mexico. Shirk noted that there is actually strong support for NAFTA among U.S. businesses, making it unwise for the Trump Administration to abandon the agreement entirely. (Full Story)

3.06.17

Yahoo! Finance -- "A former elementary school teacher, Martín also served as Vice President for Hispanic Initiatives at Sallie Mae in California. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from the University of San Diego." (Full Story)

 

3.06.17

The Hechinger Report -- "Gail Heriot, a law professor at the University of San Diego and a member of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, is widely considered to be on the short list to replace Lhamon — a job that requires a Senate vote." (Full Story)

3.06.17

E-Veracruz -- "...nos indica que esta postura, esta suavidad, refleja el amplio consenso que existe en EU, por lo menos entre las empresas, de que sí hay grandes beneficios para los dos países (con el TLCAN)”, dijo David Shirk, de la Universidad de San Diego." (Full Story)

3.05.17

U-T San Diego -- The U.S. can count on a recession by 2019 or 2020, but to Spencer Levy, that’s a good thing. Speaking to the 21st annual real estate conference sponsored by the University of San Diego’s Burnham-Moores Real Center for Real Estate, Levy asked the audience when the current economic cycle would end and a recession would commence. (Full Story)

 

 

 

3.05.17

U-T San Diego -- Here’s one wall President Trump wants to dismantle: Thomas Jefferson’s “wall of separation between Church and State.” ... Setting boundaries between church and state can be difficult, said Mary Doak, associate professor of theology and religious studies at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

 

 

3.04.17

KUSI -- Serafin Paredes, director of USD's Mariachi Ensemble, talked about USD and mariachi groups from Los Angeles and Mexico that will participate in International Mariachi Festival in National City. (Full Story)

 

 

 

 

3.04.17

DVIDS -- "He went on to continue his education and now holds two degrees, a Bachelor of Science in Business from San Diego State University and a Master of Business Administration from University of San Diego. His dedication and hard work paid off when he was commissioned into the Navy’s medical service corps in 1996." (Full Story)

3.04.17

U-T San Diego -- "Michael Ramsey, law professor at the University of San Diego School of Law, said it’s common for the Supreme Court to receive a significant number of amicus briefs, particularly in high-profile cases." (Full Story)

3.04.17

Business Insider -- "You saw, literally, cops and soldiers patrolling ... in various neighborhoods in Juarez," and other places, David Shirk, a professor at San Diego University who runs the school's Justice in Mexico program." (Full Story)

3.03.17

Times of San Diego -- The University of San Diego Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate’s Index of Leading Economic Indicators for San Diego County rose 0.5 percent in January, led by strong gains in consumer confidence, help wanted advertising and the outlook for the national economy, professor Alan Gin said Friday. (Full Story)

 

 

3.03.17

PR Newswire -- Presented by the University of San Diego School of Business in partnership with Procopio, USD-PIBS is the premier educational and networking event for Latin American executives, investors and advisors interested in learning how to do business in the United States. (Full Story)

3.03.17

Adirondack Daily Enterprise -- "Military personnel, police officers and firefighters routinely risk their lives in the line of duty. Consider the many brave individuals who were beaten (and some killed) during the Civil Rights Movement as well as foreign aid workers (Doctors Without Borders, for example) disaster relief workers and Peace Corps volunteers who put their health and physical well-being in jeopardy in service to others." (Full Story)

(George J. Bryjak lives in Bloomingdale and is retired after 24 years of teaching sociology at the University of San Diego.)

3.03.17

Accuracy in Academia -- "The next head of OCR should be someone who understands that those changes were both ill-advised and illegal and work to eliminate them. A number of Americans (this writer included) have advocated that the job be offered to Gail Heriot, a professor of law at the University of San Diego." (Full Story)

3.02.17

Broadway World -- Vocal Coach for Red Velvet, David Huber, is a graduate of The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. (Full Story) 

3.02.17

LA Times -- "Research from the University of San Diego has shown that half of U.S. gun dealers benefit financially from the U.S.-Mexico illegal gun trade, to the tune of $127.2 million in 2012." (Full Story)

3.02.17

The Stars News -- "The National City Chamber of Commerce will celebrate San Diego’s Mexican heritage on March 12 with its fifth annual International Mariachi Festival and Competition...Prior to the event on March 10 and March 11,mariachi practioners will participate in  a two-day music conference at the University of San Diego." (Full Story)

3.02.17

El Latino San Diego -- "Mientras la estudiante de Southwestern College, Nada Dibbs, resaltó la importancia de que se conserve el Título IX de la Ley de Educación, el doctor Thomas Herrington, vicepresidente de University of San Diego, aludió a un comentario específico sobre lo tardado de investigación de estos casos por parte del Departamento de Educación, “muchas veces los resultados se dan a conocer cuando los estudiantes se han graduado”, ejemplificó, y se pronunció porque se refuerce la ley." (Full Story)

3.01.17

Think Progress -- "President Donald Trump will appoint new leader of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, which handles violations of student rights in regards issues of disability, gender, and race.

And one of the people being considered to lead the OCR?—?University of San Diego law professor Gail Heriot?—?has a track record of criticizing the office’s approach to Title IX violations related to campus sexual assault, as well as its guidance on transgender students’ rights." (Full Story) 

3.01.17

OE Digital -- Montana Congressman, Ryan Zinke, who received a master’s in global leadership from the University of San Diego, newly appointed to lead the Department of the Interior (DIO).

Industry officials seem pleased with the appointment, as applause and congratulatory remarks were given from the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), and The Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA). 

NOIA President Randall Luthi says that Zinke brings with him the “promise of dawn after eight years of darkness for the offshore energy industry.” (Full Story)

3.01.17

Ventura County Star --- "Lowthorp, Richards, McMillan, Miller & Templeman announces that Brett Templeman has become a partner and shareholder of the Oxnard law firm. He is a native of Ventura County and a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of San Diego School of Law." (Full Story)

2.28.17

U-T San Diego -- "San Diego could receive just $10,000 for the Qualcomm Stadium property, according to terms of the ballot initiative for the proposed $1 billion SoccerPlan development.

Norm Miller, a real estate professor at the University of San Diego, said the city should be pricing the property at its highest, best and most productive use, reduced by some of the constraints, such as the stadium demolition cost." (Full Story) 

2.28.17

Bloomberg BNA -- "The Finance Committee's ranking member, Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), tapped Victor Fleischer, a current law professor at the University of San Diego, and opponent of the carried-interest tax break for fund managers, as co-chief tax counsel to committee Democrats as they set the table for a tax code overhaul in 2017." (Full Story) 

 

 

2.28.17

The College Fix -- Law professors sent an open letter regarding the political leanings of faculty to the Association of American Law Schools stating, "… both scholarship and teaching suffer when law schools are echo chambers in which only one side of current debates is given a voice." 

The signatories include University of San Diego’s Gail Heriot (a potential Trump administration pick) included as a signatory." (Full Story) 

2.28.17

Foothill Advocate -- The city of Glendora (CA) elected USD graduate Lisa Rosales as their first female police chief. 

“Rosales said don’t expect many changes. In fact, she’s pleased with the department former Chief Tim Staab left behind, “This is a great organization. They do some great crime-fighting and police work.” (Full Story) 

2.28.17

Education Dive -- "More than 60 civil rights groups signed a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, urging her to choose someone with a record of experience with civil rights issues to head the Ed Department's Office for Civil Rights.

Gail Heriot, a professor of law at the University of San Diego, is one person reportedly in the running for the job, and she has spoken out against the Office for Civil Rights’ guidance on transgender bathroom policies and on-campus sexual assault prevention and response." (Full Story) 

2.28.17

Which-50 -- "One of the best-known and –respected figures in programmatic media, Pagliuca is a native of Colorado, a graduate of the University of San Diego and Australia’s Bond University, where she majored in ecommerce after dabbling in IT (“not that exciting”) and escaping a career in computer science (“too lonely”)." (Full Story)

2.28.17

Entravision -- “Necesitamos a México si queremos realmente disminuir el flujo de drogas a Estados Unidos, ahorita estamos en medio de una crisis de consumo de drogas sobre todo de heroína”, comentó David Shirk, director del programa de Justicia en México de USD." (Full Story)

2.27.17

U-T San Diego -- “While people want to buy houses, we’ve hit a big affordability problem. Alan Gin, economist at University of San Diego, said a reason for the unmoved median home price could be rising interest rates since Donald Trump’s election victory and high prices." (Full Story)

2.27.17

EIN News -- "The Reshoring Institute, a 501c3 non-profit organization, offers free, downloadable research from its website, created and curated by graduate student interns from the University of San Diego School of Business, and the School of Engineering." (Full Story)

2.26.17

Tahoe Daily Tribune -- "Growing up in the Napa Valley, she attended the local schools before matriculating to study business at the University of San Diego. She returned to the Valley and went to work learning the skills of wine production as "an assistant to the assistant" on the Caymus winemaking team." (Full Story) 

2.24.17

San Diego Magazine --  “Inventory has stayed low and moved lower for lower-priced homes. “We price out non-homeowners mostly because we don’t approve density or lower-priced housing, says Professor Norm Miller, Hahn Chair of Real Estate Finance at the University of San Diego School of Business, who’s also affiliated with the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate." (Full Story)  

2.24.17

NBC Los Angeles -- "If you're not an authorized resident, and you're undocumented, then you have to go right?" said Everard Meade, Director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego. "Well when you look at the U.S. immigration laws, it's actually really complicated. We've created all these exceptions to the rule over the years that are incredibly complicated." (Full Story) 

2.24.17

Seaside Courier -- "The Encinitas-based Leichtag Foundation on Feb. 22 announced the appointment of Jessica Kort as its philanthropy manage. Kort received an MBA from the University of San Diego." (Full Story) 

 

2.24.17

Business Insider -- "They could throw open the ports entry southbound and just let guns and cash flow in without inspection. They could make no effort to control the southern border. They could make a secret pact with drug-trafficking organizations. They could provide false intelligence, or no intelligence to the United States, in contrast to what they have been doing before," said David Shirk, a professor at the University of San Diego who researches crime and violence in Mexico. (Full Story) 

2.24.17
EL VIGÍA -- "Cabe mencionar que la memoria fue presentada en el marco de la Reunión Semianual de la International Association of University Presidents (IAUP), realizada hace un par de semanas en la región San Diego – Tijuana en conjunto con San Diego State University (SDSU) y University of San Diego (USD)." (Full Story)

 

2.23.17

SD Voice & Viewpoint -- "On Friday, February 17th, RISE San Diego hosted its most recent conversation in their Inclusive Leadership Breakfast Series entitled ‘Raising Boys of Color: Helping our Boys and Young Men of Color Be Safe, Resilient, Successful, and Inclusive Leaders’.

The sold out event was held at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Development and featured a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Zachary Green, Associate Director of the Leadership Institute at the University of San Diego." (Full Story) 

2.23.17

Broadway World -- Monica Perfetto, graduate of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies at the University of San Diego, is the Resident Stage Manager of BALLAST, a "highly poetic exploration of the walking and dream lives of two trans and cisgender couples..." (Full Story)  

2.23.17

Capitol Weekly -- “I am seriously concerned, not just about impact of the decline in bar passage rates, but also of the increasing gap between bar passage rates in California, and other major jurisdictions, such as New York,” said Stephen Ferruolo, dean of the University of San Diego Law School.

“The effect of this low bar passage rate is to put our students and our law schools at a competitive disadvantage.” (Full Story) 

2.22.17

Aljazeera --  Drones are being used to shed positive light on the status of Syria, as opposed to other countries who are claiming footage shows absolute destruction of cities such as Aleppo. These "citizen journalists" lost 20 drones in the process, as most assumed them to be a part of the regime. 

"The cat and mouse game of emancipatory uses and state control of new technologies plays on. Both men continue their efforts from the northwestern Syrian countryside; only this time without a drone." (Full Story)

(Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick is a professor at the Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego) 

 

2.22.17

Yahoo! Finance -- University of San Diego School of Law Alumni, Jessica R. Sudweeks, was announced as a partner of Disclosure Law Group in San Diego, CA. 

"She is an excellent lawyer and valuable colleague who has managed incredibly, sophisticated financing and related transactions, and, in the process, has earned the trust of our clients and all those she has worked with," stated Founding Partner of the firm, Dan Rumsey. (Full Story)  

2.22.17

Duke Chronicle -- USD Associate Professor of Philosophy, Matt Zwolinski, comments on the Universal Basic Income (UBI), "a substitute for the status quo welfare state with a check and a signature at the bank," arguing "it would also be good from the perspective of welfare beneficiaries... [signing] up for all the various welfare benefits to which one is entitled is tremendously costly in terms of time, effort and skill at bureaucratic navigation.” (Full Story) 

2.22.17

People's World -- Port truckers gather on Los Angeles docks for "a continuation of the long-running campaign to be correctly classified as “employees” protected by U.S. law and having the right to join a union. Often compared to the Uber Corporation, port truckers are being misclassified by their employers as “independent contractors” who have virtually no rights."

Orly Lobel, a professor of labor law at the University of San Diego, stated “[the trucking industry] might have a harder time winning compared to Uber," and must prove they are “full-time drivers working full weeks under the same conditions the industry has always worked with.” (Full Story)

2.22.17

ABC -- "STEM learning opportunities are like charging stations, electrifying youth. STEM Next is incubated and housed at University of San Diego." (Full Story)

2.22.17

Lebanon Express -- "To that end, the ensemble recently issued a call to composers to submit new work. Snyder said the quartet received 259 submissions. The work the quartet selected, "String Quartet" by Christopher Adler of the University of San Diego, will be performed twice by the quartet in April." (Full Story)  

2.22.17

Greenfield Reporter -- "The district’s three school counselors also will travel to a seminar at the University of San Diego to learn how to use data in school counseling, Hott said, and take trips to three Indiana schools considered model programs for social/emotional counseling." (Full Story) 

2.22.17

U-T San Diego -- As a solo artist, the leader of The Rugburns and Jewel's early mentor and musical collaborator, Steve Poltz has been such a quintessential part of the San Diego music scene for the past quarter-century that the two seem virtually inseparable.

Potlz graduated from the University of San Diego in 1985. (“I majored in political science and minored in Spanish. That way, I knew I wouldn’t have a job, but at least I’d know why.”) (Full Story) 

2.21.17

U-T San Diego -- “What they need to fight is a 40-year narrative that government is the enemy of the people rather than the representative of the people, and then they have to convince congressmen and elected officials that votes that they need to get are now at stake,” stated Carl Luna, director of the University of San Diego's Institute for Civil Civic Engagement. (Full Story)  

2.21.17

Daily Inter Lake -- March 9th, Dr. Judith Liu, Ph.D., professor of sociology at the University of San Diego, will present “Intersections: The Tale of Cultural Fusion at St. Hilda’s School for Girls, Wuchang, China,” in Kalispell, Montana, at the Flathead Valley Community College's 2017 Honors Symposium regarding "changing environments, cultures, communities and wilderness. (Full Story) 

2.21.17

Globe News Wire -- LoCorr Funds, an investment solutions company, announced that Wayne Wagner, will transition to lead distribution efforts for the IBD channel in Southern California. 

Wagner, who earned his Masters of Business Administration from the University of San Diego, "brings 25 years of sales & sales leadership experience through positions held at Ameriprise Financial, Principal Financial Group, and Alliance Capital." (Full Story) 

2.20.17

KPBS -- Ev Meade of the Trans Border Institute states "border deaths since the 1990s range as high as 10,000. Yes, this is a large number of people. And this is the kind of number we talk about when we talk about an armed conflict or a war." (Full Story) 

2.20.17

Knowledge@Wharton --  "Jennifer Mueller, a former Wharton professor now at the University of San Diego, has a new book, Creative Change: Why We Resist It … How We Can Embrace It.

She says a shift in mindset can make room for new ideas to flourish. Mueller talked with Knowledge@Wharton about why it’s important for companies to embrace failure along with success, and why “if you believe that pattern recognition is how you find innovation, you’re already lost.” (Full Story)

2.20.17

El Colombiano -- David Shirk, profesor de departamento de Ciencias Políticas y Relaciones Internacionales de la Universidad de San Diego, se dice "es increíble la rapidez con que este gobierno parece querer destruir las estructuras internacionales que han forjado una estabilidad a nivel mundial después de la posguerra”, comenta, y añade que aunque los gobiernos de su país siempre han tenido pesos y contrapesos, esta vez, un gabinete muy alineado con Trump y los republicanos liderando en el Congreso, parecen dejar al presidente con un margen de maniobra superior." (Full Story)

2.19.17

U-T San Diego -- A panel of six experts recently peered into the future at the 33rd   annual San Diego County Economic Roundtable, sponsored by the County of San Diego, San Diego Workforce Partnership, the University of San Diego School of Business and The San Diego Union-Tribune. (Full Story) 

2.18.17

NBC LA -- "A group of close to 40 students at the University of San Diego is preparing for a humanitarian mission to the West African nation of Ghana this summer.

Since the Ebola crisis spawned in West Africa in late 2013, the Medical Brigade chapter of USD and other factions like it across the continent were kept out of the country for a considerable amount of time.

Now, USD’s Medical Brigade chapter is one of eight chapters under the Global Brigade umbrella cleared to return to Ghana where they will provide free medical aid and supplies to thousands throughout the country." (Full Story) 

2.17.17

Times of San Diego -- Assemblyman Brain Maienschein, R-San Diego, Friday introduced a bill that would allow child prostitution victims to sue those who pay them and their pimps. 

Maienschein described the bill — sponsored by the Children’s Advocacy Institute at the University of San Diego School of Law — as the first of its kind in the nation. (Full Story)   

2.17.17

NY Times -- "...Educators say that new, subtler obstacles to higher-level math education have arisen. These have had an outsize influence on racial prejudice, they contend, because math prowess factors so heavily in the popular conception of intelligence — a concern that recently provoked the creation of “Mathematically Gifted and Black” and “Latin@s and Hispanics in Mathematical Sciences,” websites featuring math professionals from underrepresented backgrounds.

(Candice Price is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the University of San Diego, and creator of mathematicallygiftedandblack.com) (Full Story) 

2.16.17

Weave News -- "...Visual media has the unique capacity to generate empathy across social and cultural divides, [and] is an expression of one of our preferred methods of bringing people together to build a more peaceful and just society... " stated Everard Meade, director of the Trans-Border Institute at Border Film Week 2017. (Full Story)

2.15.17

Mercury News -- "Even if Oracle has a clause in its employee contract that allows for retroactive adjustments to commissions, California law contains rules on compensation that supersede contract law, said Orly Lobel, an employment law professor at the University of San Diego School of Law." (Full Story)

2.15.17

Alley Watch -- "During my senior year of college, we won the largest pitch competition at the University of San Diego. Over 60 applicants were chosen, and only four made it to the finals with a total of $50,000 allocated to the finalists. We impressed the judges so much that we ended up taking $40,000 of the $50,000 available. After attending USD, we were admitted to arguably one of the most exclusive co-working spaces in the Silicon Valley: Founders Den. After that, we became part of 500 Startups in Mountain View, one of the most prestigious accelerator programs in the world. To top it off, we landed the largest deal in the history of our industry." (Full Story)

 

2.15.17

Entorno Inteligente -- "Tras dos días de trabajos en la vecina ciudad de San Diego, donde San Diego State University (SDSU) y University of San Diego (USD) fungieron como sede, CETYS Universidad Campus Tijuana abrió sus puertas para recibir a los poco más de 50 rectores de universidades que participaron en el Encuentro 2017 de IAUP (International Association of University Presidents, por sus siglas en inglés) y dar por concluidas las actividades de la destacada reunión internacional." (Full Story) 

 

2.15.17

McClatchy DC -- "It's extremely frustrating to see decisions being made essentially off the cuff without consideration - not for Mexico, but for our own national security interests."

“At a minimum, Trump’s team seems tone deaf, because they haven’t had adequate experience engaging Mexico to understand the nature of the relationship,” said David Shirk of the University of San Diego’s Justice in Mexico initiative. (Full Story)

2.15.17

U-T San Diego -- Carl Luna, head of the Institute for Civil Civic Engagement at the University of San Diego, said he was unaware of behested payments until asked about the practice by U-T Watchdog. “The big objection I have is this is using public power to advance a personal interest,” Luna said. (Full Story)

 

2.14.17

KUSI -- Yesterday at a conference held in the Warren Hospitality Room, USD President Jamies Harris and San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy announced an initiative to strenghten catholic education in San Diego communities. (Full Story) 

2.14.17

WIRED --  A 2013 University of San Diego study found it’s harder to tune out a phone call than two people chatting, because your brain keeps trying to fill in the gaps on the side you can’t hear. That makes it harder to focus on anything else, which quickly becomes irritating if you can’t escape. And thus, the worries about violence. (Full Story)

 

2.14.17

U-T San Diego -- The University of San Diego has announced a plan to enroll at least 35 students from local Catholic high schools each year. "Our vision is to set the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges," said USD President James Harris. (Full Story)

 

2.12.17

NBC -- Products go back and forth five or six times or even more in the production process, because there is specialized manufacturing in Mexico and specialized design in the US, and we have this deeply integrated supply chain that depends on being able to move back and forth across the border. (Doctor Ev Meade is the Director of the Trans Border Institute at the University of San Diego) (Full Story)

2.11.17

NBC -- This past Saturday, San Diego sports fans attended the "Celebrate San Diego Rally" hosted by the Padres, where they celebrated the teams that still call San Diego home, including the San Diego Gulls, USD Toreros, UCSD Tritons, and SDSU Aztecs. (Full Story)

2.11.17

CW6 -- The classroom of the future could include robots and virtual reality. Professors and students at USD looked at new ways to improve learning. Students and professors got a feel for them at the annual technology showcase. (Full Story)

 

2.10.17

U-T San Diego -- "...We are pleased to support the University of San Diego as it announces the launch of its Center for Ethics, Economics, and Public Policy. 

This new center will focus on an important area of study: How political and economic institutions help promote freedom and social justice — or put more simply, how a free society can improve people’s lives." (Full Story)

2.10.17

University World News -- The case for and stakes regarding the need to innovate could not be clearer: increasingly there will be two types of organisations – those that are fast and those that are dead. "

(Jaime Alonso Gomez is Dean of the School of Business at the University of San Diego) (Full Story) 

2.10.17

SD Metro Magazine -- The University of San Diego's collaborative effort between the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Business will facilitate the development of a new undergraduate curriculum by means of the Center for Ethics, Economics, and Public Policy.

James T. Harris, III, USD president, comments, “Centers like this will help us fulfill our strategic vision of educating students who are dedicated changemakers, actively engaged in their education and caring for our common home.” (Full Story)

2.09.17

U-T San Diego -- Three days into his dream job, USD's new Athletic Director Bill McGillis, travels with the Men's Basketball team to Gonzaga and Portland in hopes to "get a feel for the high-profile program on campus." (Full Story)

 

2.09.17

Times of San Diego -- The University of San Diego announced Thursday the creation of the Center for Ethics, Economics, and Public Policy, which will offer teaching on the impact of social norms, markets, and public policies on human freedom, well-being and justice. (Full Story)

2.09.17

San Diego Business Journal -- The University of San Diego announced in January that Mary Long is the new managing director of its Supply Chain Management Institute. Long has spent time overseeing supply chains of businesses such as Campbell's Soup Co., General Mills, and Pepsico. 

For now, Long is meeting up with local business leaders and building her advisory board; she plans to start teaching later. (Full Story)

2.09.17

MarketWatch -- The University of San Diego announced today the creation of the Center for Ethics, Economics and Public Policy (CEEPP). The center, established with $1.8 million in gifts from seven donors, advances rigorous, interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship on the impact of social norms, markets, and public policies on human freedom, well-being, and justice. (Full Story)

2.09.17

Mercer Island Reporter -- Lindsay Benster of Mercer Island earned First Honors as a result of her academic performance for fall 2016 at the University of San Diego. This is her fourth consecutive First Honors award. Benster is a senior in behavioral neuroscience and captain of USD's women's cross country/track team. (Full Story) 

2.08.17

San Diego Metropolitan -- A new University of San Diego exhibition features nearly 60 colorful, avant-garde prints from the world-renowned British Museum. An opening lecture and reception takes place this Thursday, Feb. 9, at 5:15 p.m. in USD’s Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, followed by reception in the Hoehn Galleries in Founders Hall. It’s free, no RSVP required. (Full Story)     

 

2.08.17

Times - Herald -- Devin Devlin, of St.Patrick-St.Vincent High, plans to continue wreaking havoc on quarterbacks and running backs in his college career as he signed a letter of intent on Wednesday afternoon to attend the University of San Diego.

The defensive lineman is known by his high school coach as "a leader with characteristics that ebbed and flowed out in the field, who desires to be the best." Devlin plans to study bio-chemistry and be pre-medical, known for students who want to pursue a career in the medical field. (Full Story) 

2.07.17

San Diego Business Journal -- Broad gains across an array of local and national factors in December pushed the University of San Diego Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate’s Index of Leading Economic Indicators to its highest level since August 2006. (Full Story)

2.07.17

KPBS -- For the first time since it started 11 years ago, the Trans-Border Institute's annual tribute to border cinema will take place on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico Border.

Border Film Week gets underway Tuesday with four days of films and panel discussions at the University of San Diego campus and in Tijuana. The films showcased will touch on a variety of topics from immigration to violence, human rights and the environment. (Full Story)

2.06.17

NBC San Diego -- The San Diego Padres will bring together teams from the San Diego Gulls, San Diego Sockers, SDSU, UCSM, UCSD, and USD for the "Celebrate San Diego Rally" on February 11th at Petco Park. (Full Story)

2.06.17

U-T San Diego -- The University of San Diego's Caster Family Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research plans to analyze data from sandiegounited.org in order to aid the county's vets in the world of social services. (Full Story) 

2.05.17

U-T San Diego -- We hire presidents to advance the interests of their employers, we the people. President Donald Trump has created a situation in which even people of good faith might ask, “Exactly whom, sir, do you work for?” (Carl Luna is Director of the University of San Diego/San Diego Community College Institute for Civil Civic Engagement) (Full Story)

 

2.05.17

U-T San Diego -- What is distinctive about President Trump is that he seems to be beginning his presidency at this point — and that certainly raises questions about what is to come. (Lawrence Hinman is an Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at USD) (Full Story) 

 

2.04.17

U-T San Diego -- A three-year study by the University of San Diego and Point Loma Nazarene University released in 2015 found that 8,830 to 11,773 victims — mostly underage girls — are trafficked in San Diego County each year. (Full Story)

2.03.17

Wilson Center -- Professor & Director of the Justice in Mexico Project at the USD, David Shirk joined other experts for Panel I: What is Driving the Increase in Homicides in Mexico. (Full Story)

1.30.17

San Diego Magazine- The University of San Diego’s Trans-Border Institute addresses crime, immigration, violence, and other issues, but research isn’t relegated to the classroom: The 11th annual Border Film Week returns to the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies February 7–10, with free film screenings and panel discussions focusing on those same issues in a more engaging way.

Film, especially documentary film, has the power to create awareness about social issues that other mediums don’t, says Everard Meade, the institute’s director. “Border Film Week isn’t just an event or a festival—it’s an expression of one of our preferred methods of bringing people together to build a more peaceful and just society.” (Full Story)

 

1.30.17

Ríodoce -- El periodista Javier Valdez Cárdenas publicó The Taken, su primer libro traducido al idioma inglés por el doctor en historia y catedrático de la Universidad de San Diego, Everard Meade, quien también hizo la introducción.

"“En la década pasada, Javier Valdez Cárdenas se ha mostrado como uno de los reporteros más valientes e increíblemente tenaces de México, con una amenaza de ojo a ojo que la mayoría en EU no podría entender." (Full Story)

1.29.17

CAL Matters -- "The proposal is “likely to lead down a very bad road,” said David Shirk, a border expert at the Washington D.C. Woodrow Wilson Center, a nonpartisan policy research organization." (Full Story)

1.29.17

El Colombiano -- “Lo que es increíble es la rapidez con que este gobierno parece querer destruir las estructuras internacionales que han forjado una estabilidad a nivel mundial después de la posguerra”, continúa David Shirk, profesor del departamento de Ciencias Políticas y Relaciones Internacionales de la Universidad de San Diego, y agrega que su país tiene ahora un “gobierno de minoría que controla todo el aparato del Estado." (Full Story)

1.27.17

U-T San Diego -- Everard Meade, director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego, spoke about the need for a reform of the visa system, as opposed to the "immediate construction" of a U.S-Mexico border wall.

“Regional growth happened despite the border build-up, not as a result of it,” he said, “and the human cost of the border fence is totally unjustified...walls do nothing to stop a significant source of illegal immigration — people who arrive in the U.S. legally but then overstay their visas." (Full Story)

 

 

 

1.26.17

KPBS- A new seminar series at the University of San Diego’s Kroc School for Peace Studies aims to bring together local organizations that serve immigrant, refugee and veteran communities and their clients to come up with ways to address the effects of war and conflict. (Full Story)

1.26.17

Think Progress- President Donald Trump’s failure to commit to international human rights and his lack of a coherent foreign policy could have serious repercussions over the next four years. International observers fear that autocrats are already taking a cue from the new president’s apparent disregard for human rights?—?and they’re using it as cover to crack down in their own countries. (Full Story)

1.26.17

Voice of America -- Television feature of Ev Meade, director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego, regarding the false impressions of an "open" U.S. and Mexican border. (Full Story)

 

 

 

 

1.25.17

Voice of America --  "Ev Meade, director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego, says many are under the false impression that the border is “open,” due to the lack of a physical wall along 2,000 kilometers of land.

In addition to aerial technology, Meade says the treacherous mountain ranges along the Sonoran Desert with Arizona already serve as deadly natural barriers.

“It’s a searing desert with mountain ranges that aren’t precisely parallel, meaning that it is very difficult to know where you are.” (Full Story)

 

 

 

1.25.17

CW6 -- “We are having this really panic discussion about undocumented immigration, when it’s at a 40 year low and it’s been going down for 15 years so it’s not that it’s pro or con the wall or pro or con any particular policy directed to undocumented immigration but it’s fermenting the idea that somehow it is out of control when it really isn’t,” said Everard Meade, director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego’s Kroc School of Peace Studies. (Full Story)

 

 

1.23.17

Fox News -- "I don't know of any precedent for protesters taking over ports of entry in either direction," said David Shirk, associate professor of political science and international relations at the University of San Diego. "It obviously underscores the public sentiment in Mexico today, which is extremely anti-government." (Full Story)

1.23.17

Uniradio Informa -- "No conozco ningún precedente de manifestantes que hayan tomado el control de los puertos fronterizos en ninguna de ambas direcciones," dijo David Shirk, de la Uniersidad de San Diego. (Full Story)

1.20.17

Vocativ- For decades, the presidency has been on a trajectory toward unparalleled power. Presidents of both parties have been willing to disregard the law, especially in emergencies. In turn, Congresses led by both parties have acquiesced to power grabs and routinely written new laws that empower the president to make existential decisions in the name of the American people but without their explicit consent. (Full Story)

1.20.17

Wallet Hub -- In search of answers about how much stock we should put into the dark side of money’s reputation, WalletHub posed one simple question – “Is money the root of all evil?” – to a panel of experts. "If anything, money actually lessens the evil effects of greed by channeling it away from socially destructive practices and toward socially productive ones," said Matt Zwolinski, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Co-Director of the USD Institute for Law and Philosophy. (Full Story)

 

1.17.17
SD Metro- The Balboa Park Conservancy has been named the 2017 winner of the Kaleidoscope Award for Exceptional Governance, as selected by the University of San Diego's Nonprofit and Philanthropic Institute in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences.
 
The award committee chose the Balboa Park Conservancy for its commitment to excellence in governance. 
Three years ago, the older Balboa Park Central merged with the Balboa Park Conservancy, a complex process that entailed overcoming several risks and challenges. The award recognizes the success of what proved to be an exemplary nonprofit merger, thanks to the foresight and strong leadership on both boards, resulting in a new and stronger resource for Balboa Park.
 
The award was presented as part of the opening panel of the 13th annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium on Jan. 13, at the University of San Diego.
 
The Balboa Park Conservancy provides expertise, advocacy, and resources to envision, enhance, and sustain Balboa Park for all visitors in partnership with the city of San Diego and in collaboration with other organizations in the park and the community.
1.17.17

NBC- When border officials find drug tunnels that lead to the U.S., they are filled with cement and sealed off.

But that doesn’t necessarily seal off their future use.

According to a report by the Los Angeles Times, the tunnels aren’t completely closed off across the border in Mexico. While the entry is sealed, the rest of the tunnel is left alone. (Full Story)

 

1.17.17

Contacto Magazine -- "De acuerdo con datos de la Oficina estadounidense de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza, aproximadamente siete mil inmigrantes han muerto de deshidratación y por las altas temperaturas mientras intentaban cruzar hacia Estados Unidos, en las últimas dos décadas. Por su parte, Ev Meade, director del Instituto Transfronterizo de la Universidad de San Diego calcula que los fallecidos podrían ser más de 10 mil." (Full Story)

 

 

 

1.16.17

NBC 7/39- When border officials find drug tunnels that lead to the U.S., they are filled with cement and sealed off.

But that doesn’t necessarily seal off their future use.

According to a report by the Los Angeles Times, the tunnels aren’t completely closed off across the border in Mexico. While the entry is sealed, the rest of the tunnel is left alone. (Full Story)

1.15.17

Veracruzanos -- El doctor Everard Meade, director del Trans-Border Institute de la Universidad de San Diego, ha alegado que los recursos invertidos en el muro tendrían un efecto muchísmo más positivo para la economía estadunidense si se invirtieran en mejorar la calidad de las carreteras y puertos de entrade en la frontera con México, que en la actualidad parecen gallineros. (Full Story)

 

 

 

 

1.13.17

CW6- (CNS) – The University of San Diego announced today that the Balboa Park Conservancy won its award for excellence in nonprofit governance.

The conservancy, which has been operating for six years, raises private funds for improvements, operates the Balboa Park Visitors Center, puts on the annual December Nights festival and works on future plans for the 1,200-acre property near downtown. (Full Story)

1.13.17

CW 6 -- USD economist Alan Gin estimates the loss of the San Diego Chargers will affect nearly 1600 jobs locally. (Full Story)

1.12.17

U-T San Diego -- On Jan. 20, the American people hand over executive, legislative and -- soon -- judicial branches of government to one party. Preferring checks and balances, U.S. voters have only turned over complete control of government to one party twice in 68 years. Brian Clack is professor of philosophy and director of the Humanities Center at USD. (Full Story)

1.12.17

San Diego Metropolitan -- Mary Long has been appointed managing director of the Supply Chain Management Institute (SCMI) in the University of San Diego School of Business. Formerly vice president of logistics and network planning with Domino’s Pizza, Long succeeds Joel Sutherland. (Full Story)

1.12.17

10 News -- ... The University of San Diego estimates as a whole San Diego workers will lose out on $67 million dollars in earnings that could have helped them make ends meet. (Full Story)

1.11.17

U-T San Diego -- ... Ashton Mozano, who teaches cybersecurity at the University of San Diego, said Wednesday: “ Are many medical devices currently in the market vulnerable to existing cyber threats?  Probably yes. (Full Story)

1.09.17

Union Tribune- Worried about what the presidential election results would mean for immigrant families, Diego Robles showed up at Kearny High School on Nov. 9 expecting the news to dominate classroom discussions.

To his surprise, it never came up.

“None of my teachers even mentioned the election,” he said at an education symposium at the University of San Diego last week on fostering safe learning environments and civil dialogue in the “post-election era.” (Full Story)

1.09.17

KPBS- Police in the Mexican state of Sonora fought a pitched three-hour battle to free a border rail crossing at Nogales that had been blocked by people protesting a gasoline price increase.

 The Sonora state government said late Sunday that two police officers were injured and two protesters were arrested in the confrontation. (Full Story)

1.09.17

San Diego Metropolitan -- Professor Caroline Baillie, a global leader in engineering and social justice, has joined the University of San Diego as a professor of Praxis (theory and value-driven practice) in the USD Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering with support from the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies. (Full Story)

1.09.17

PR News Channel -- The International Nurses Association is pleased to welcome Victoria Lynne Morrison, MSN-FNP to their prestigious organization with her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at the University of San Diego with a projected graduation in 2017. (Full Story)

1.09.17

KPBS -- Protesters gathered in front of the Mexican Consulate in San Diego Monday, in a show of solidarity with people in Mexico who are protesting a recent 20 percent hike in gasoline prices

“Mexico is going to start giving leases to foreign oil companies for the first time since Mexico nationalized its oil in 1938...the president of Mexico's argument is that this takes money away from social programs that could go to the poor and eventually we're going to have to come to terms with this so let's do it now and phase it in," said Ev Meade, director of the Trans Border Institute at University of San Diego (Full Story)

 

 

 

 

1.09.17

La Presna San Diego -- "De acuerdo con David Shirk de la iniciativa Justice in Mexico de la Universidad de San Diego, los líderes al sur de la frontera tienen que dejar en el pasado la guerra al narcotráfico para enfocarse en mejorar la economía." (Full Story)

1.08.17

U-T San Diego -- ... And Kevin Hafso-Koppman, a go-to young San Diego actor who's now in the renowned Globe/University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program, steps into the blue suede shows of The Visitor. (Full Story) 

1.05.17

The New York Times- My name is Ricardo. My parents brought me to the United States from Jalisco, Mexico, at the age of four. I have been living in the U.S. for twenty-six years. I am an American, and I consider this country to be my home.

I know how challenging life can be when you are living in the shadows as an undocumented immigrant. Prior to DACA, getting a job was nearly impossible, and Dreamers were under the constant threat of deportation. (Full Story)

1.05.17

Bravo -- "I knew that I wanted more training as an actor," said Jim Parsons on his decision to come to The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. (Full Story)

1.05.17

U-T San Diego -- Donald Trump's presidential election victory did not appear to have a negative effect on the San Diego economy in November, said a monthly study from the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

1.02.17

KUSI – Mixing up characters is a good way to protect passwords, said Winnie Callahan, Director of USD’s Center for Cyber Security Engineering and Technology (CCSET). (Full Story)

1.01.17

NPR -- A guaranteed income like the one recently adopted in Finland is a more efficient tool for fighting poverty than traditional social programs, said Associate Professor of Philosophy Matt Zwolinski. (Full Story)

1.01.17

U-T San Diego -- "My wish for the San Diego visual arts community in 2017 is simple: collaborate," said Derrick Cartwright, USD Director of Galleries. (Full Story)

1.01.17

San Diego Magazine -- In the same way we might look at a piece of art from several angles, Kroc School of Peace Studies Dean Patricia Márquez wants us to look at social issues from more than one angle and come up with new solutions. (Full Story)

12.21.16

The New York Times- The recent report that a growing number of millennials are signing prenuptial agreements to divide their intellectual property in advance is unsurprising. Our most intimate relationships – marriages – are, in addition to many other things, high-stake contracts.

It would be great if this particular kind of contract could always last forever, sustained by pure love, but that proves not to be the reality for many couples. Prenups are a contingency plan. (Full Story)

12.15.16

KPBS- A dusty human skull, a spine attached to leg bones clothed in pants, and an arm bone pose a mystery: do these belong to Marco Antonio Garcia, a 20-year-old missing Mexican migrant? (Full Story)

12.14.16

KPBS- Ely Ortiz sees the twisting green limbs of a towering saguaro and the blood-red flowers erupting from a visnaga cactus, and asks himself: “How can such a dry, ugly place yield such beauty?” (Full Story)

12.13.16

WalletHub- How can parents prepapre their children for managing finances in college (student loans, credit cards, etc.)? 

Managing finances is one of the most important components of preparing a young adult for college. Parents must give their children practice before they enter college. (Full Story)

12.13.16

KPBS- I scan the earth for human skeletons along one of the deadliest smuggling routes just north of the U.S.-Mexico border. Cattle skulls grin without teeth; a scorpion crawls over twigs; the ribbed skin shed by a snake crackles under my boots. (Full Story)

12.11.16

CT Post- Recent months have seen the Mexican government of Enrique Peña Nieto grappling with Donald Trump, who has besmirched Mexican immigrants in the US and promised a variety of retaliatory measures against the US's southern neighbor. (Full Story)

12.08.16

College Recruiter -- "We always encourage introverts to volunteer at networking events/conferences," says Robin Darmon, Director of Career Services at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

12.04.16

U-T San Diego -- As the dust settles and the outcome of the most bruising campaign and momentous election sinks in, questions abound about the implications of Donald J. Trump's election for multilateralism and the international system in general. Necla Tschirgi, PhD, is professor of practice at the Kroc School of Peace Studies. Yishak Kassa Tefferi is a graduate student at the school. (Full Story)   

12.02.16

Times of San Diego -- ... Yonatan Weintraub outlines his team's plan to a group of students at the University of San Diego in the first of a series of local lectures. (Full Story)

12.01.16

Wichita State News -- Sandra Bibb became the dean of the College of Health Professions at Wichita State in August 2014. Up until 2004 she served as an active duty nurse in the U.S. Navy for more than three decades. ... She also returned to school and got her doctoral degree at the University of San Diego. (Full Story)

11.30.16

EndZone Score -- "The University of San Diego is making history. Not only for the program but for the Pioneer Football League.” (Full Story)

11.29.16

U-T San Diego -- "University of San Diego President James Harris III also sent a letter to his campus community saying he was assembling a task force to review options for protecting students and employees, including a possible declaration that the private Catholic university is a “sanctuary campus.” (Full Story)

11.29.16

Fox 5 -- Professor Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick talked about what's next for Cuba following the death of Fidel Castro. (Full Story)  

11.29.16

El Economista -- "El investigador principal del proyecto Justice in Mexico de la Universidad de San Diego, David Shirk, expuso que la propuesta del presidente Peña Nieto es un reconocimiento a la necesidad de un proceso más neutral de selección, que se deslinde de una imposición para asegurar que el Procurador se convierta en el nuevo Fiscal." (Full Story)

11.28.16

U-T San Diego -- "The University of San Diego School of Law might soon count one of its alumni as a member of the Donald Trump administration.” (Full Story)

11.28.16

Entravision -- Ante el incremento de delitos de odio la policia establece nuevas tactics para evitar mas ... Ev Meade is Director of the Trans-Border Institute. (Full Story)

11.28.16

Entravision- Ante el incremento de delitos de odio la policía establece nuevas tácticas para evitar mas incidentes. (Full Story)

11.27.16

The Chronicle of Higher Education --  "A well-designed core curriculum could be an equalizer, providing acculturation to the university and all it has to offer..." (Full Story)

11.23.16

Times of San Diego -- President-elect Donald Trump’s proposed border wall was the most powerful symbol of his campaign. If he wants to turn it into a powerful positive legacy, he needs to pivot away from immigration politics and towards one of his other priorities: infrastructure. Dr. Everard Meade is director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego´s Kroc School of Peace Studies. (Full Story)

11.22.16

El Universal -- "El costo no es sólo por contruir un muro, es todo un sistema de personal, tecnología, mantenimiento, que tiene que operar a lo largo de los años," explica David Shirk, profesor de Relacions Internacaionles y Ciencia Política, y ex director del Trans-Border Institute de San Diego, centro académico especializado en el estudio de la frontera entre México y Estados Unidos y sus comunidades." (Full Story)

11.21.16

Entravision--  "El combate al  tráfico sexual se traslada a hoteles de San Diego..." Dr. Everard Meade is the Director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego's Kroc School of Peace Studies.  (Full Story)

11.21.16

ZETA -- "El profesor David A. Shirk, de la Universidad de San Diego, apunta que esta variedad de productos puede ser una de las razones para que los flujos de trasiego de droga varíen de Norte a Sur.

“No sabemos si va a haber mercados especiales para productos californianos en México, por la calidad y por la creatividad de los productos que ya existen o que van a existir, es posible que los flujos empiecen a revertirse”, comenta en entrevista." (Full Story)

11.20.16

NBC 7/39- Nearly two weeks post election, people are still consumed with President Elect Donald Trump and how he will implement some of his campaign promises. "Build That Wall" became the unofficial chant of Trump's historic run, but the future of that wall may be unclear. NBC 7's Nicole Gomez reports on Politically Speaking. (Full Story)

 

11.17.16

CW 6 -- Concerns about President-elect Donald Trump's business ties are "unprecedented," said USD School of Business Professor Richard E. Custin. (Full Story) 

11.17.16

CBS 8 -- "Kris Bryant, he was college baseball's player of the year when he played at the University of San Diego. Now just two years into his major league career he has been named the national league most viable player..."(Full Story)

11.17.16

Telemundo 10 --  Professor of peace studies featured in news story regarding border issues - Dr. Everard Meade is the Director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego's Kroc School of Peace Studies.  (Full Story)

11.16.16

NBC San Diego -- Dr. Tom Reifer explains the movements of white nationalistsa and the "Alt-Right." (Full Story)

11.15.16

América Economia -- "Sin embargo, los autores del reporte, Nancy G. Cortés, Octavio Rodríguez Ferreira y David A. Shirk, advierten que la reducción de la delincuencia es un fenómeno de causas comunes, vinculado con patrones sociales y económicos subyacentes." (Full Story)

11.14.16

NBC 7/39- One of President-elect Trump's biggest campaign promises was to build a wall between the United States and Mexico. Now that the election is over, the practicality of Trump's plan is being called into question. NBC 7's Katia Lopez-Hodoyan has more. (Full Story)

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