Hello Fellow Toreros,

March was an exciting month for our students, offering rich, new reflections and experiences through Career Development’s Torero Treks, University Ministry's Spring Breakthrough immersion trip, Women's History Month celebrations and other opportunities to nurture a commitment to changemaking. The Ahlers Center sent School of Business faculty overseas to witness global business practices firsthand. The men's basketball team got a healthy taste of postseason play, and our spring sports teams’ seasons are well underway. I invite you to read more about the many exciting campus initiatives featured in this month's President’s Postcard.

James T. Harris

James T. Harris III, President

President Harris, far left, receives a celebratory hug from Sam Scholl at the latter's introduction as USD's new men's basketball head coach.

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Lack of reliable data on procedures and clinics in the U.S., and possible problems with frozen eggs and embryos, has contributed to a “regulatory vacuum,” says Dov Fox, director of the Center for Health Law Policy and Bioethics at USD.

San Diego Union-Tribune 

Paul Keener, academic director for USD's MS in cyber security programs, warns most people forget cyber security is ubiquitous; “it hits every part of the commerce sector, which means most companies are targets.” 

The Washington Post

Satyan Devadoss, USD professor of applied mathematics and computer science, explores the hidden dimension of complexity and wants us to go beyond the rigor of disciplines that are connected solely to STEM.


USD Selects Its New Head Men's Basketball Coach

Sam Scholl was introduced April 3 as the new head coach by USD Executive Director of Athletics, Bill McGillis. President James T. Harris, McGillis and Scholl spoke to a full Hahn University Center Forum A audience comprised of the current basketball players, students, alumni, administrators, staff and media. Scholl '01, a former USD player and assistant coach, expressed gratitude for becoming his alma mater's 13th men's basketball head coach.

Law Students Will Compete in National Competitions 

Two USD School of Law student teams qualified in regional transactional law and in moot court competitions last month and have secured a spot in national and world competitions, respectively, in New York City (Transactional Law Meet) and Washington, D.C. (Jessup World Championship), respectively, in early April.

Changemaking events, actions offer impactful examples 

Multiple events — peace innovator speakers from the Kroc School, seven business alumni sharing experiences and advice, Just Act! Meeting Changemakers discussing education, self-discovery and spoken word, and campus participants in a 17-minute National Student Walkout regarding gun violence — showcased what being a Changemaker is all about: everyone can make a difference in our world.

Industry insights abound at BMC Real Estate Conference

More than 600 people, including USD real estate students, attended the March 1 program to hear from top industry leaders such as Prologis Chairman and CEO Hamid Moghadam, Gafcon Inc. CEO Yehudi Gaffen, PriceWaterhouseCoopers Partner/Real Estate Advisory Leader Mitch Roschelle, Holland and Knight LLP Partner, Jennifer Hernandez; and USD School of Business’ Hahn Chair of Real Estate Finance, Dr. Norm Miller. 


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