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USF Law Dean John Trasviña cited in SF Chronicle article on Republican reaction to Trump: Is GOP ignoring an emergency call?

USF Law Dean John Trasviña cited in SF Chronicle article on Republican reaction to Trump: Is GOP ignoring an emergency call? | USF in the News | Scoop.it

John Trasviña, dean of the University of San Francisco’s law school, said a constitutional crisis occurs when one of the three branches of government exceeds its powers and “the other branches are unwilling or unable to exert their authority.” [...] Wednesday, Trasviña said, most congressional Republicans were like an emergency dispatcher who ignores a ringing phone....

 

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Los Angeles Times: Trust Act could be another win for immigrants and their advocates

Los Angeles Times: Trust Act could be another win for immigrants and their advocates | USF in the News | Scoop.it

If Gov. Jerry Brown signs legislation known as the Trust Act, federal immigration authorities will have a somewhat harder time taking custody of people in local jails who are suspected of being in the country illegally.

The measure, which would prohibit local jailers from holding most arrestees for an additional 48 hours before federal authorities arrive, is not expected to put a large dent in the number of deportations.

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Absent 48-hour holds, ICE will still be able to take custody of immigrants, either at the jail or somewhere else.

"What impact does it have?" asked Bill Ong Hing, a professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law. "My answer is it sends a message, but it's true, really the big debate is over the program itself that triggers the detainers; and if ICE really wants the folks, they can come get them earlier." [via@latimes]

University of San Francisco's insight:

Throughout his career, Professor Bill Ong Hing pursued social justice through a combination of community work, litigation, and scholarship. He is the author of numerous academic and practice-oriented publications on immigration policy and race relations, including Ethical Borders—NAFTA, Globalization, and Mexican Migration(Temple University Press, 2010), Deporting Our Souls-Morality, Values, and Immigration Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2006), Defining America Through Immigration Policy (Temple University Press, 2004), and Making and Remaking Asian America Through Immigration Policy (Stanford University Press, 1993).

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The Los Angeles Times: Keeping up with Kevin Starr

The Los Angeles Times: Keeping up with Kevin Starr | USF in the News | Scoop.it

Asking Kevin Starr a question is like turning on a fire hose. First there's a blast of erudition. Then, as his intellect gathers, information rushes out in a deluge.


After graduating from the University of San Francisco, then a small Jesuit university, he served two years in the Army and went to Harvard on a fellowship. It was at Harvard, where he earned his PhD, that he began to think about the history of California, from an insider's perspective.[via @latimes]

University of San Francisco's insight:

Kevin Starr is the California State Librarian Emeritus and University Professor of History at the University of Southern California, where he researches California history, history of American culture, urban history, and government. More than 30 years in the making, his eight-volume book series titled Americans and the California Dream, 1850–1915 captures the enigmatic blend of dreams and hardscrabble reality that loosely define California. Starr earned his master's and Ph.D. at Harvard University and his master's in library science at the University of California, Berkeley. He graduated from USF in 1962 with a bachelor's degree in English.

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Catholic San Francisco: Pope Francis models ‘what it means to be fully human,’ says Jesuit

Catholic San Francisco: Pope Francis models ‘what it means to be fully human,’ says Jesuit | USF in the News | Scoop.it

Pope Francis is offering the contemporary world the example of Christ as a model of “what it means to be fully human,” in a way that is consistent with the previous two popes but breaks new ground in putting the Gospel into action, Jesuit Father James Hanvey said in an interview with Catholic San Francisco.“Most of the issues we’re fighting are not religious but what it means to be human,” said Father Hanvey, the current Lo Schiavo Chair in Catholic Social Thought at the Joan and Ralph Lane Center at the University of San Francisco. “What does it mean to have a destiny, more than materialism? There’s a deep hunger in the human spirit that contemporary life does not answer.” [via @catholic_sf]

Media Relations for the University of San Francisco's insight:

Fr. James Hanvey, S.J. is a member of the British Province of the Society. He specialises in systematic theology and Catholic Social Thought and Ignatian Spirituality and currently holds the Lo Schiavo Chair in Catholic Social Thought at the Joan and Ralph Lane Centre, USF. He entered the society in 1975 and was ordained in 1983.

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KGO: SCOTUS nominee a solid legal choice

University of San Francisco (USF) School of Law Dean John Trasviña ​comments on President Barack Obama's nominee,​ ​Merrick Garland, to the Supreme Court…
University of San Francisco's insight:

​University of San Francisco (USF) School of Law Dean John Trasviña ​comments on President Barack Obama's nominee,​ ​Merrick Garland, to the Supreme Court replacing the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Dean Trasviña​ ​worked ​with Judge Garland ​at the Department of Justice ​when​ Garland was Associate Deputy Attorney General​.​ Dean Trasviña​ believes Garland's solid legal experience can take the politics out of a Supreme Court selection process.

 

John Trasviña is the 18th dean of the USF School of Law. ​Hi received his AB from Harvard University in 1980 and his JD from Stanford Law School in 1983.

 

Most recently, Dean Trasviña was the assistant secretary for fair housing and equal opportunity in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Dean Trasviña was appointed by President Obama in 2009, and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

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Marin Independent Journal: With over 30 years in the sports media relations business, Novato's Young feeling fortunate to be working at alma mater USF

Marin Independent Journal: With over 30 years in the sports media relations business, Novato's Young feeling fortunate to be working at alma mater USF | USF in the News | Scoop.it

Not many people can say that they love their job. Even fewer work in a job they love for his or her alma mater. [via @marinij]

Media Relations for the University of San Francisco's insight:

With over 30 years of experience working in sports communications for organizations in the Bay Area such as Santa Clara University, Stanford and the A's, Young returned to the University of San Francisco, where he earned his bachelor's degree in 1985.


"I just feel very fortunate to be back here at USF," said Young, who went to high school at Marin Catholic. "As a graduate it's very rewarding personally to service my alma mater at this time in my career. I'm in a position that provides a certain work-life balance that is very welcomed right now. For the first time in 12 years I feel very settled in all aspects of my life."

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University of San Francisco's curator insight, June 17, 2013 1:40 PM

"With over 30 years of experience working in sports communications for organizations in the Bay Area such as Santa Clara University, Stanford and the A's, Young returned to the University of San Francisco, where he earned his bachelor's degree in 1985."


[via Marinij]

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The New York Times: Championing Women, a New League for Club Boxing Enters the Ring

The New York Times: Championing Women, a New League for Club Boxing Enters the Ring | USF in the News | Scoop.it

More than 40 women are scheduled to compete in the United States Intercollegiate Boxing Association championships at the University of San Francisco. [via NYTimes]

Media Relations for the University of San Francisco's insight:

Female boxers will compete this weekend. (photo credit: Nargis Shaghasi)


University of San Francisco (USF) will host the inaugural United States
Intercollegiate Boxing Association (USIBA) National Championship
Tournament. The three-day event will feature more than 80 male and
female fighters from 25 universities across the country in this
first-ever national tournament at USF. In another first, the collegiate tournament will make history as the first tournament to crown female champions.


http://usfca.edu/koret/usiba/


Bouts on Friday, April 12, will take place in Swig Gym at the Koret Health & Recreation Center, 222 Stanyon Street (corner of Turk & Parker) at the University of San Francisco from 5 ­-10 p.m. Finals on Saturday (April 13) will take place in USF's War Memorial Gym located at 2335 Golden Gate Avenue at Roselyn Terrace from 6 ­-10 p.m.

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Catholic San Francisco: ‘A PLACE OF GIVING’: The unseen, the invisible, the isolated find community at the St. Vincent de Paul Society’s Wellness Center

Catholic San Francisco: ‘A PLACE OF GIVING’: The unseen, the invisible, the isolated find community at the St. Vincent de Paul Society’s Wellness Center | USF in the News | Scoop.it


On a cold day in early January, an unusual meeting took place at the St. Vincent de Paul Wellness Center on Howard Street.  [via @catholic_sf]
Media Relations for the University of San Francisco's insight:

“It’s so important to have the students from the University of San Francisco and high schools, and volunteers, because that’s the only way an organization like ours is going to be sustainable,” he said. “And it gives the clients a whole different life experience.


There is something for the students and volunteers as well.


“It’s seeing Jesus in the face of the poor people,” he said. “And these children are blessed to be able to do that.”

 

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