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Life after Bulls' glory days has been an adventure for Bill Cartwright

Life after Bulls' glory days has been an adventure for Bill Cartwright | USF in the News | Scoop.it

Since helping the Bulls win their first three NBA titles, Bill Cartwright has been a coach and restaurant owner, among other jobs.

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Currently, he is working at his alma mater, the University of San Francisco, as the director of university initiatives.

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KGO-TV: 200 Police Chiefs Gather at USF

The University of San Francisco (USF), in partnership with the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD), presented its 22nd annual Law Enforcement Symposium taking…

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Martin Scorsese Brings 'Silence' To The Big Screen: A Story of Faith And Betrayal In 17th-century Japan

Martin Scorsese Brings 'Silence' To The Big Screen: A Story of Faith And Betrayal In 17th-century Japan | USF in the News | Scoop.it

The wait is over. The long anticipated film adaptation of Japanese author, Endō Shūsaku’s novel Silence by director, Martin Scorsese, has just been released in the U.S. on December 23. A work of fiction, Silence tells the true story of Christian persecution in 17th-century Japan under the iron rule of the Tokugawa shoguns. Scorsese calls it his “obsession” and has been working for nearly three decades to bring the film to the big screen.

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KTVU-TV: USF's Professor of Middle Eastern Politics Weighs In on Russia

USF Professor Stephen Zunes, an international relations scholar specializing in the Middle Eastern politics, comments on the relations Russia has with the rest of…

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KQED-FM: USF Law Professor on Academy of Art Settlement in SF

USF School of Law Professor Tim Iglesias, an expert in housing law, weighed in on the recent Academy of Art settlement of $60 million with the city. 

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KTVU-TV: Professor Stephen Zunes on Current Situation in Aleppo

Professor of Politics Stephen Zunes provides insight as to what is currently happening in Aleppo, and what the future holds for Syria.

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KPCC-FM: Bill Hing on Legality of Sharing Personal Data of Immigrants

USF Professor Bill Hing speaks about the privacy of personal information for undocumented immigrants.

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USF Professor Stephen Zunes on Fidel Castro's Cuba

USF Professor Stephen Zunes on Fidel Castro's Cuba | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"When Fidel Castro died, conservatives told us that he was a uniquely horrible dictator. These are the same people who have defended U.S. support for much more repressive right-wing regimes in the global South."

 

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"Cuba had a severe economic crisis when the Soviet bloc collapsed. The country was unable to obtain fuel, chemical fertilizers, pesticide and motor vehicles. Fidel Castro had a remarkable response. Political scientist Stephen Zunes of the University of San Francisco notes that Castro launched “an ambitious program in organic agriculture, environmental planning, renewable energy and other sustainable development practices."

 

[via @boulderweekly]

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Bill Ong Hing Selected for SF Police Commission

Bill Ong Hing Selected for SF Police Commission | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"A San Francisco immigration attorney was appointed Tuesday to the city’s Police Commission, despite a last-minute push to get a highly endorsed criminal defense attorney into that seat.

Bill Ong Hing, a University of San Francisco professor who represents unaccompanied children in immigration courts, will replace former prosecutor and deputy public defender Victor Hwang, who resigned after winning a race for San Francisco Superior Court judge in November."

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USF Professor Richard Johnson on Potential Appointment of Rex Tillerson

USF Professor Richard Johnson on Potential Appointment of Rex Tillerson | USF in the News | Scoop.it
Donald Trump has tapped for secretary of state the CEO of ExxonMobil with a pending lawsuit accusing the company of anti-gay bias in hiring practices.

 

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"Richard Johnson, a professor of public administration at the University of San Francisco, said the appointment of Tillerson as secretary of state with a lawsuit against his company alleging anti-gay discrimination “is lunacy and could provide long-term problems.”

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USF Law Professor Bill Hing on Trump and Fears Among Undocumented Immigrants

USF Law Professor Bill Hing on Trump and Fears Among Undocumented Immigrants | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"During a Republican primary debate last February, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida seized a moment. He asserted that even though Donald Trump the candidate was attacking undocumented immigrants, Trump the businessman had used 200 undocumented Polish workers to build Trump Tower, the president-elect’s gilded Gotham high-rise."

 

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"Bill Hing, a veteran immigration attorney and professor at the University of San Francisco, said his phone is “ringing off the hook now” as clients seek “an educated guess” on what Trump might do. More workplace raids might occur to “make a splash,” Hing also predicted. But employers, especially agribusiness, he said, are sure to try to enlist GOP leaders like House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, of Bakersfield, Caliifornia, to try to fend off what they view as disruptive enforcement.

“Americans,” Hing added, “forget that there is truth to the argument that undocumented immigrants do take jobs Americans don’t want to do.” The undocumented are also consumers; local economies would suffer if the population vanished suddenly."

 

[Via @thedailybeast]

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USF's St. Ignatius Institute few Universities with Great Books Author Study Program

USF's St. Ignatius Institute few Universities with Great Books Author Study Program | USF in the News | Scoop.it

Which books would you include if you had to add to the list of Great Books, and how would you decide? The Great Books is that list of the most essential works of law, philosophy, religion, science, arts, and fiction we need to really understand Western society, and how it has developed and diverged since ancient times."

 

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"Biola University’s Torrey Honors Institute, University of San Francisco’s St. Ignatius Institute, the Universities of Dallas and Michigan, Notre Dame, Boston College, and the newer Christendom and Thomas Aquinas Colleges all offer students the opportunity to study and discuss Great Books authors."

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USF International Studies Professor Stephen Zunes on Trump Protest outrage

USF International Studies Professor Stephen Zunes on Trump Protest outrage | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"The New York Observer, a newspaper owned by Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, published an opinion piece on Friday calling for the FBI to launch a coordinated crackdown on nationwide anti-Trump protests, mobilizations and recount efforts."

 

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"Stephen Zunes, a professor of politics and international studies at the University of San Francisco, told AlterNet that the demonstrations that the New York Observer article took aim at “are constitutionally-protected exercises in free speech.” He warned that, “Combined with the recent bipartisan legislation in Congress to crack down on pro-Palestinian activism on college campuses, this may presage a serious crackdown on civil liberties in the coming years.”

 

[Via @Alternet]

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Reform era meets Trump reaction at USF police conference

Reform era meets Trump reaction at USF police conference | USF in the News | Scoop.it

Social work, reform, terrorism, police brutality, the media and the coming of Donald Trump were on the minds of many of California’s law enforcement leaders who met for two days last week in an annual conference at the University of San Francisco.

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KPIX-TV: USF Symposium Calls for Use of Force Review

More than 200 police chiefs and law enforcement professionals from across California gathered at USF Jan. 5-6 to discuss police accountability and the national issue…

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"Silence": The True Story of the Jesuits in Japan

"Silence": The True Story of the Jesuits in Japan | USF in the News | Scoop.it

“Ferreira's story is one of the most dramatic stories of Christianity and missionary history of all time,” says Fr. M. Antoni J. Ucerler, SJ, a professor at the University of San Francisco and an expert in Japanese Christian history. “He was the great missionary, the superior of all Jesuit missionaries, and the first to renounce his faith under torture.”

Fr. Ucerler has a unique vantage point on “Silence.” His spiritual adviser for many years was Jesuit Father William Johnston, who translated Endo’s book from Japanese into English.

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KTVU-TV: Head of USF's International Institute of Criminal Justice Leadership on New SFPD Chief

USF's Tony Ribera speaks with KTVU about San Francisco's new chief of police, Bill Scott.

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Good Morning America: USF Law Professor Comments on False Confessions

Amanda Knox, convicted and acquitted of murder in Italian courts, has written an essay exploring how and why false confessions are extracted from innocent women.…

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USF Student Visiting Sri Lanka on Stopping Spread of Malaria

USF Student Visiting Sri Lanka on Stopping Spread of Malaria | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"Dr. Risintha Premaratne was watching the evening news when he learned the Sri Lankan Navy had rescued a group of Burmese asylum-seekers from a sinking ship headed for Indonesia and Australia. Acting quickly, he picked up the phone and started to make the calls needed to ensure that by the time these passengers reached Sri Lanka’s shores, staff from the Anti Malaria Campaign, which he directed, were at a nearby hospital to screen them for malaria."

 

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"This stage is all about vigilance in Sri Lanka,” said Roly Gosling at the University of San Francisco. “The biggest risk is that reintroduced parasites catch hold and malaria transmission starts up again."

 

[via @devex]

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Legal mind and immigrant rights fighter to take seat on Police Commission

Legal mind and immigrant rights fighter to take seat on Police Commission | USF in the News | Scoop.it

Longtime San Francisco resident Bill Ong Hing has spent much of his career in front of students or working on immigrant rights issues in front of judges. 

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USF Law Professor Bill Hing Appointed to Police Commission

USF Law Professor Bill Hing Appointed to Police Commission | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"The traditionally Chinese American held seat on the San Francisco Police Commission will stay that way after the Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday night to appoint University of San Francisco law professor Bill Ong Hing."

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USF History Professor Christopher D. O'Sullivan on The U.S's decision for Japanese Internment Camps

USF History Professor Christopher D. O'Sullivan on The U.S's decision for Japanese Internment Camps | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"On Dec. 4, 1941, three days before the attack on Pearl Harbor, Frank Knox, the secretary of the Navy, assured those gathered at a private dinner party of administration officials that wherever the Japanese struck, “the Navy is ready … it is not going to be caught napping.”

 

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"With his words,” writes University of San Francisco historian Christopher D. O’Sullivan in his upcoming biography of Knox, the wartime secretary of the Navy “played a major, ignominious role in one of the most egregious civil rights violations of the war: the internment of Japanese Americans.”

“The alarm Knox had rung gave immediate credence to the view that ethnic Japanese on the mainland were a palpable threat and danger,” concluded the 1982 report of the Wartime Relocation Commission, which recommended reparations for those interned, which were ultimately paid by an act of Congress."

 

[Via @washingtonpost]

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USF International Relations Vice President Stanley D. Nel on Language Proficiency Test For International Students

USF International Relations Vice President Stanley D. Nel on Language Proficiency Test For International Students | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"According to a China National Radio (CNR) report in November, the Ministry of Education is working on a national English language proficiency testing and rating system to replace the multiple existing English language tests, with the aim of releasing it in 2017."

 

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"Stanley D. Nel, vice president of international relations at the University of San Francisco with responsibility for China admissions, said that the nine-level system is a positive step. 
The current proliferation of tests is confusing to those of us trying to evaluate the proficiency of students wanting to enroll at American universities," said Nel. According to the CNR report, the new system is designed to match up with mature English language evaluation systems around the world. "I am delighted that the Chinese government is making this change," said Nel."

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USF Professor's Piece on Natural Areas Program, Biodiversity Published in San Francisco Examiner

USF Professor's Piece on Natural Areas Program, Biodiversity Published in San Francisco Examiner | USF in the News | Scoop.it

Sally Stephens’s recent articles make flawed arguments regarding biodiversity and the motivation behind the Natural Areas Program.

First, the term “native” species is not “arbitrary,” as she would have your readers believe. It is a specific term used in conservation biology to distinguish species that have evolved over a long time span (often tens of millions of years) in a local area and that play an important role in the healthy functioning of the natural ecosystem.

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