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USF Professor Mark Miller on Wearing Rosary Beads

USF Professor Mark Miller on Wearing Rosary Beads | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"Since the beginning, rosary beads have been a symbol of rebellion."

 

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"Mark Miller is a Catholic theologian and an associate professor of systematic theology at the University of San Francisco. “I’m totally not against people wearing rosaries for fashion,” he says. “I don’t know that I would quite go so far as to say it’s heretical. But the [type of] heresy [it’s related to] is called pelagianism. It’s named after Pelagius, who was born around 360 AD... Pelagianism is connected to wearing the rosary or doing various other things for protection. And the thought is that you have a certain type of control over grace; a kind of control over God. It makes grace no longer a free gift, which it is supposed to be.”

 

[via @Racked]

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USF Professor Kimberly Connor on the Ethics of Workplace Kindness

USF Professor Kimberly Connor on the Ethics of Workplace Kindness | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"A recent essay in Harvard Business Review makes an obvious but often neglected observation: manners matter. Christine Porath, author of Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace, demonstrates the ways in which a study that documented “how incivility diminishes collaboration and performance in medical settings,” echoes results from her own research."

 

[via @HuffPost]

 
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Tony Ribera, director of International Institute of Criminal Justice Leadership at USF, weighs in on BART keeping riders in dark about teen mob robbery

Tony Ribera, director of International Institute of Criminal Justice Leadership at USF, weighs in on BART keeping riders in dark about teen mob robbery | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"Tony Ribera, a former San Francisco police chief who directs the International Institute of Criminal Justice Leadership at the University of San Francisco, said he didn’t understand why BART didn’t publicize the crime sooner — both to enhance public safety and to enlist help in finding the offenders."

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USF Student Part of Silicon Valley Worry as Government Cracks Down on Specialty Worker Visas

USF Student Part of Silicon Valley Worry as Government Cracks Down on Specialty Worker Visas | USF in the News | Scoop.it
Tech leaders and workers in Silicon Valley fear the implications of a government crackdown on visas for highly specialized foreign workers.

 

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"27-year-old Shraddha Lanka left India to study for her Master's in Health Informatics at the University of San Francisco, and says the job market was much more promising when she came to the United States in 2015."

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USF Law Professor Bill Hing Supports Top FilAm Women Officials Confronting New U.S. Policies Under Trump

USF Law Professor Bill Hing Supports Top FilAm Women Officials Confronting New U.S. Policies Under Trump | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"Elected women of Filipino descent stand up against new policies of the Trump administration."

 

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“Bill Ong Hing, a law professor at the University of San Francisco, supported the principle behind Cantil-Sakauye’s letter.

“The court is supposed to be this objective entity where you appear to get a fair resolution of problems,” said the director of the USF Immigration and Deportation Defense Clinic. “But when incidents like this happen at their home, which is the courthouse, it is viewed as a threatening place rather than as a neutral place. It really does undermine what the court stands for.”

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Joan and Robert P. McGrath Gift USF Landmark $10 Million Gift to Advance Catholic Education

Joan and Robert P. McGrath Gift USF Landmark $10 Million Gift to Advance Catholic Education | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"Joan McGrath MA ’69 and her husband, Robert have donated $10 million to the University of San Francisco to dramatically expand scholarships for Catholic school teaching programs at USF’s School of Education, create a new multidisciplinary student leadership institute and endow scholarships for undergraduate students to enroll in international immersion opportunities."

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USF Men's Basketball Sign Some "Big Men"

USF Men's Basketball Sign Some "Big Men" | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"University of San Francisco men’s basketball head coach Kyle Smith will have some more big men to work with next season. The Dons announced Wednesday that Taavi Jurkatamm, a 6-foot-9 forward from Estonia, has signed a national latter of intent to play on the Hilltop. Jurkatamm averaged 13.5 points and 7.1 rebounds per game in the highest pro basketball league in Estonia. He’ll join Santa Rosa Junior College center, Erik Poulsen — who signed with the Dons last week — as newcomers in the frontcourt."

 

[via @sfexaminer]

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Research Conducted at USF to Improve Veteran Experience as College Students

Research Conducted at USF to Improve Veteran Experience as College Students | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"Two veterans, including one SF State graduate student, are conducting an ongoing study to assess the needs and challenges veterans face while in college. Graduate Kevin Miller and Victor Inzunza, both Marine veterans, have been reaching out through the Veteran’s Affairs office at SF State to conduct data research through focus groups at four different educational institutions: City College of San Francisco, University of San Francisco, SF State and University of California, Berkeley."

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USF Environmental Law Professor Alice Kaswan claims SF’s Green Energy Goal is Feasible

USF Environmental Law Professor Alice Kaswan claims SF’s Green Energy Goal is Feasible | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"Mayor Ed Lee on Thursday set a new goal for San Francisco — that at least 50 percent of the city’s electricity come from renewable sources by 2020. That’s 10 years ahead of the target the state has set for itself."

 

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"With the growing market comes lower prices and more realistic goals. Seeking to increase renewable power in the city by six percentage points is achievable, said Alice Kaswan, an environmental law professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law, who has studied renewable energy issues."

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KGO-SF (ABC) ABC7 News 11:00PM: USF Middle Eastern Studies Professor Stephen Zunes Claims 'MOAB' Bombing Ineffective

USF Middle Eastern Studies Professor Stephen Zunes says that from a strategic standpoint, the 'Mother of All Bombs' could be ineffective.
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USF Professor Dr. Richard Greggory Johnson III Claims Diversity is Key for Best Public Policy

USF Professor Dr. Richard Greggory Johnson III Claims Diversity is Key for Best Public Policy | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"As a tenured professor at the University of San Francisco (USF), Dr. Richard Greggory Johnson III brings to the classroom an exemplary academic, professional and personal history that has shaped his passion for public policy, social equity and human rights."

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USF Professor and Politics Guru Ken Goldstein on Calling Races, Political Advertising, and the Supreme Court

USF Professor and Politics Guru Ken Goldstein on Calling Races, Political Advertising, and the Supreme Court | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"Ken Goldstein, a political scientist, researcher, and a member of the ABC News team that calls presidential elections, provides a sneak peek of the issues he’s likely to tackle in June as the 2017 Annual Meeting & Conference opening speaker."

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USF Urban Studies Director Tanu Sankalia On Lack of Space in SF

USF Urban Studies Director Tanu Sankalia On Lack of Space in SF | USF in the News | Scoop.it

“Many Victorians went into disrepair when renters couldn’t  keep up with rents and owners perpetually deferred maintenance,” said Tanu Sankalia, the director of the University of San Francisco's urban studies program. “During the the Urban Renewal years from 1950 to 1970, scores were carted away on flatbed trucks, destroyed to make way for hotels, large residential projects and so on.”

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USF Announces 2017 Commencement Speakers, Honorary Degree Recipients

USF Announces 2017 Commencement Speakers, Honorary Degree Recipients | USF in the News | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO (April 27, 2017) – The University of San Francisco (USF) today announced the lineup of speakers and honorary degree recipients at the university’s eight commencement ceremonies, taking place Thursday, May 18 through Saturday, May 20. Over 2300 graduate and undergraduate students will participate in the ceremonies at St. Ignatius Church on USF’s main campus. Events will also be live-streamed via the university website.

 

Commencement information here.

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USF Professor Ken Goldstein on Trump's Relationship with NRA

USF Professor Ken Goldstein on Trump's Relationship with NRA | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"President Trump’s appearance Friday before a convention of the National Rifle Association in Atlanta underscores the powerful role the gun rights group played in his election, providing critical support in battleground states and helping him score a crucial win in Pennsylvania, a new analysis shows."

 

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“The NRA provided crucial air cover for Trump in pivotal states at a critical time,” said Ken Goldstein, a University of San Francisco political scientist who studies campaign advertising. The millions spent by the NRA was especially important, Goldstein said, because the Trump campaign and allied super PACs spent relatively little."

 

[via @washingtonpost]

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USF Basketball Great Bill Cartwright Inducted to Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame

USF Basketball Great Bill Cartwright Inducted to Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame has inducted its five newest members. Bill Cartwright was a three time NBA champion as a player with the Chicago Bulls and the number three overall pick in 1979 from the University of San Francisco."

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USF's Bill Cartwright Joins Newest Class of Inductees to the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame

USF's Bill Cartwright Joins Newest Class of Inductees to the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"Bill Cartwright, All-American center on that 1977 University of San Francisco Basketball team that opened a season 29-0."

 

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"It was an interesting comparison when the inductees posed with their plaques, the 5-foot-4 Baze standing next to the 7-foot Cartwright. That seemed an appropriate representation of the varied talents in attendance — and in the Hall. What mattered was contribution."

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Joan and Robert P. McGrath Give $10 Million for USF Education Institute

Joan and Robert P. McGrath Give $10 Million for USF Education Institute | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"Joan McGrath, University of San Francisco MA ’69, and her husband Robert have donated $10 million to USF to expand scholarships for Catholic school teaching programs at USF’s School of Education, create a new multidisciplinary student leadership institute and endow scholarships for undergraduate students to enroll in international immersion opportunities, USF announced April 13."

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USF and Foothill-De Anza Community College District Awarded Grant for New Transfer Program 

USF and Foothill-De Anza Community College District Awarded Grant for New Transfer Program  | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has been working at changing the conversation, and one of its recent moves is a case in point."

 

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"The foundation awarded $2.145 million in grants to the Foothill-De Anza Community College District and the University of San Francisco for a new transfer program to help underserved and underrepresented students earn four-year degrees in the humanities. The program also provides collaborative teaching and research opportunities for Foothill-De Anza and USF faculty."

 

[via @InsidePhilanthr]

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USF Professor Stephen Zunes on Who is Protesting Trump's Presidency

USF Professor Stephen Zunes on Who is Protesting Trump's Presidency | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"For March 2017, we tallied 585 protests, demonstrations, marches, sit-ins and rallies in the United States, with at least one in every state and the District. Our conservative guess is that 79,389 to 89,585 people showed up at these political gatherings, although it is likely that there were far more participants."

 

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"Because mainstream media often neglect to report nonviolent actions — especially small ones — it is probable that we did not record every event that occurred. This is particularly true of the “A Day Without a Woman” strikes on March 8. It’s virtually impossible to record an accurate tally of participants for strikes, in part because many people deliberately conceal their motivations for skipping out on work or school when they participate."

 

[via @washingtonpost]

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USF Professor Nola Agha Researches Impact of Minor League Baseball Stadiums on Local Economies

USF Professor Nola Agha Researches Impact of Minor League Baseball Stadiums on Local Economies | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"Public money is often used to fund stadium upgrades. Elected officials say it builds up a local economy by attracting businesses, who want to set up nearby."

 

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"The bulk of the teams actually had a neutral effect, which is nothing at all," Agha said. "There was no measurable gain, but there was no measurable loss.”

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MSNBC - U.S. Cable: Silicon Valley Grows Concern for Trump’s Anticipated Legislation for Specialty Worker Visas

Trump announces uncertainty regarding H1B Specialty Worker Visas. Shraddha Lanka left India to study for her Master's in Health Informatics at the University…
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KTVU Mornings on 2 at 4am: USF Middle Eastern Studies Department Chair Stephen Zunes on the Dangers of Backlash After Bombing

USF Middle Eastern Studies Chair Stephen Zunes claims 'Mother of All Bombs' bombing dropped by United States in Syria could be potentially dangerous rather…
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USF Hosts Co-Founder of Apple Inc. Steve Wozniak Today - Wednesday, April 19

USF Hosts Co-Founder of Apple Inc.  Steve Wozniak Today - Wednesday, April 19 | USF in the News | Scoop.it

The co-founder of Apple Inc. participates in a “fireside chat” with moderator, University of San Francisco alumnus Alfred Chuang, in the final presentation of the inaugural Silk Series speaker program. [6 p.m., Sobrato Center, USF, 2335 Golden Gate Ave., S.F.]"

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USF Provost Donald Heller Acknowledges Importance of Graduates' Income 

USF Provost Donald Heller Acknowledges Importance of Graduates' Income  | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"Many people in higher education just plain don't like the idea of measuring a college education primarily (or even significantly) through graduates' income. "PayScale has shoved aside the philosopher king as the arbiter of the worth of college," Patricia McGuire, president of Trinity College Washington, wrote in an Inside Higher Ed essay late last year arguing for a new way of defining higher education's value proposition."

 

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"As an expert on higher education finance and now provost at the University of San Francisco, Donald E. Heller sympathizes with McGuire's argument, but he concedes that "the horse is out of the barn" in terms of measuring the value of higher education at least partially by graduates' economic outcomes."

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