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KCBS Radio News: Lack of Diversity in Tech Industry

KCBS Radio News: Lack of Diversity in Tech Industry | USF in the News | Scoop.it

KCBS Radio reports on the Rev. Jesse Jackson's visit to the Hewlett Packard annual shareholders meeting to bring attention to Silicon Valley's poor record of including blacks and Latinos in hiring, board appointments and startup funding.


USF's Vice Provost Mary Wardell-Ghiraraduzzi spoke with KCBS Radio News about Jackson's strategy and why people of color need to be part of the booming tech industry.

University of San Francisco's insight:

Dr. Mary J. Wardell-Ghirarduzzi has been working in various roles in higher education administration for the past 18 years and is currently part of leadership at the University of San Francisco. Working with faculty, staff and students, and diverse communities through the San Francisco Bay area, she promotes an understanding of diversity as core to a holistic and sustainable higher education organization. 

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USF President Stands Up for Undocumented Students

Before he joined more than 100 leaders of U.S. Catholic colleges and universities to sign statements of support for undocumented immigrant students, Jesuit Father Paul Fitzgerald, president of the University of San Francisco, came face to face with the human side of the immigration question.

 

One week before signing the Nov. 30 statements, the priest met with 15 undocumented students attending his university and heard their stories.

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KPIX-TV: USF Criminal Justice Professor Tony Ribera on Shooting at Cars

Director of USF's International Institute of Criminal Justice Leadership and former SFPD Chief Tony Ribera discusses his take on the use of force and possible ban on officers shooting at moving vehicles. Ribera maintains the police union is trying to protect its officers. 
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USF Professor of Leadership Studies Walter Gmelch on Department Chair Training in Universities

USF Professor of Leadership Studies Walter Gmelch on Department Chair Training in Universities | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"Being a department chair can feel like running a small business, yet most professors aren’t trained for that kind of work. Initial data from a new study of department chairs suggest that most don’t even receive training for their role. Moreover, when professors do receive training to be chairs, advice centers on hard skills that may or may not be relevant rather than on interpersonal and other soft skills that can make or break a departmental climate."

 

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"Other researchers involved in the new study were Walter Gmelch, professor of leadership studies at the University of San Francisco, co-director of the academic leadership center and a longtime expert on faculty chairs (he published the 1991 study), and two graduate students at San Francisco, Drew Roberts and Sally Hirsch."

 

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USF Long Time Game Announcer Patrick Olson on the Broadcasting Industry

USF Long Time Game Announcer Patrick Olson on the Broadcasting Industry | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"Around 70 students fill two sections of the class, which blends hands-on experience with media history and law. Students watch and discuss pivotal moments in TV and radio history, study the First Amendment and libel laws, and then put it all into application with daily news updates on video and in print on the web. Olson has been teaching the class for more than a decade, and he runs it with the vigor and skill of an experienced producer — which he is."

 

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"Olson worked for nearly a decade as the sports director for sports radio station KNBR in San Francisco before turning to education, and he continues to announce games for the University of San Francisco men’s basketball team. So far, he’s broadcast more than a thousand sports events for the college. He also manages and shoots videos for Cabrillo Unified School District’s YouTube channel. “I tell students this is a huge growth industry, said Olson. “There are jobs and they pay well — camera person, producer, editor.”

 

[Via @hmbreview]

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USF Provost and VP for Academic Affairs Donald Heller on Trump's choice for Secretary of Education

USF Provost and VP for Academic Affairs Donald Heller on Trump's choice for Secretary of Education | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"By selecting Betsy DeVos to become the next secretary of education, President-elect Donald J. Trump has signaled his commitment to an ambitious plan to reform elementary and secondary education. But after a campaign during which Mr. Trump offered few details on higher education, the pick does little to clarify his vision for that sector."

 

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"But Ms. DeVos’s nomination also met with some sharp criticism from both the left, where some see her as an opponent of public schools, and the right, where her stance on Common Core standards has come under scrutiny. Donald E. Heller, provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of San Francisco, wrote on Twitter that Mr. Trump’s pick "could have been worse. But not much."

 

[Via @chronicle]

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KTVU Fox: USF Politics Professor James Taylor on the Push for a Recount

Professor James Taylor predicts that the recount results will not change outcome of election
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USF Provost and VP of Academic Affairs Donald Heller on nominee for Secretary of Education Betsey DeVos

USF Provost and VP of Academic Affairs Donald Heller on nominee for Secretary of Education Betsey DeVos | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"President-elect Donald J. Trump last week announced one of his first cabinet nominees, naming Betsy DeVos, a Michigan billionaire, as his nominee for secretary of education. If confirmed by the Senate, DeVos would bring to Washington a well-defined agenda in the K-12 education arena. What she would bring to higher-education policy is less clear, but we can find clues in her free-market outlook."

 

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"Former governors who have led the Education Department, like Richard Riley and Lamar Alexander, had track records in all aspects of education. Newcomers to policy making, like DeVos, are harder to predict, but extrapolating from her advocacy work we can make some good guesses."

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USF Professor Bill Hing On Jeff Sessions and Donald Trump's Positions on Immigration

USF Professor Bill Hing On Jeff Sessions and Donald Trump's Positions on Immigration | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"As a senator, Jeff Sessions became Congress' leading advocate not only for a cracking down on illegal immigration, but also for slowing all immigration, increasing mass deportations and scrutinizing more strictly those entering the U.S. As attorney general, he'd be well positioned to turn those ideas into reality."

 

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"The courts have always paid much greater attention when the United States is a party," said Bill Hing, a professor at the University of San Francisco law school and director of its immigration and deportation defense clinic."

 

[Via @abc]

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KQED-TV (PBS): USF Politics Professor James Taylor on Impacts of a Trump Presidency

Professor James Taylor looks at social movements in the recent upset election.
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USF Professor Bill Hing on Immigration Under Trump Administration

USF Professor Bill Hing on Immigration Under Trump Administration | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"Trump has said that one of the first things to go under his administration will be Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which grants temporary legal status to people who were brought to the United States illegally as children. Bill Hing, who served on transition teams for both the Clinton and Obama administrations and now directs the Immigration and Deportation Defense Clinic at the University of San Francisco, says that for the nearly 367,000 Californians with DACA, this will mean an inability to renew the permits, which are good for two years. In addition, the current backlog of applications is so great that immigration advocates have advised people to stop applying altogether, since the process requires that applicants provide their home address. Hing fears this could result in raids around the country, including the Bay Area."

 

[Via @sanfranmag]

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USF's Tony Ribera Talks Use of Force

Tony Ribera, director of the International Institute of Criminal Justice Leadership at USF​ and former SFPD chief of police, discusses the scenarios when use of force against a moving vehicle may be appropriate.

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USF women’s cross country cracks top 10 in nation

USF women’s cross country cracks top 10 in nation | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"The University of San Francisco women’s cross country team cracked the top 10 of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches of America poll for the second time in program history recently.

The Dons earned the distinction by finishing third in the NCA West Region Championships. Led by Charlotte Taylor, who finished second, which — along with the team finish — is a program best."

 

@Via [@sfexminer] 

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USF Dean Kevin Kumashiro on Trump's Choice of Education Secretary

USF Dean Kevin Kumashiro on Trump's Choice of Education Secretary | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"If you ask what the recent appointment of Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education means for higher education, a common refrain — even among education policy and advocacy leaders — is that it’s too early to say."

 

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"Dr. Kevin Kumashiro, dean of the School of Education at the University of San Francisco, says that, despite the fact that many claim “we know very little about what DeVos has done in the field of higher education, or what to expect,” there are enough clues to suggest otherwise."

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President Paul Fitzgerald S.J. Maintains Support for Undocumented Students

President Paul Fitzgerald S.J. Maintains Support for Undocumented Students | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"WASHINGTON DC – Responding to the growing fear that undocumented individuals may face marginalization from President-Elect Trump’s administration, twenty-seven Jesuit college and university presidents and the president of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities released a statement today."

 

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"Numerous Jesuit university presidents have already been outspoken advocates for undocumented students in recent weeks, including Fr. Paul Fitzgerald, S.J., president of University of San Francisco, who clearly showed his support during an interview with CNN earlier this month, saying “We will use every legal means to protect [undocumented students].' "

 

[Via @IGsolidarityNET]

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KTVU-TV: USF President Talks About Protecting Undocumented Students

USF President Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J., was a guest on KTVU's The 9 program discussing how USF is supporting undocumented students participating in the DACA Program. 

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USF Theater Professor Michelle Maxson Brings Bay Area Talent to the Screen

USF Theater Professor Michelle Maxson Brings Bay Area Talent to the Screen | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"On a recent fall afternoon, I found myself seated on a casting couch — but in Michelle Maxson’s airy living room in Petaluma, I found the inversion, or the evolution, of that icky backroom stereotype. Maxson is the local casting director for the upcoming independent film Burn Country, directed and co-written by Sonoma County-raised filmmaker Ian Olds.

Burn Country, which stars Melissa Leo and James Franco, finds an Afghani war zone “fixer” arriving, safely away from home, at a fictionalized but highly realistic version of small-town Northern California. After its star, Dominic Rains, won Best Actor at the Tribeca Film Festival, the project was picked up for distribution by Samuel Goldwyn Films — this small film has hit the big time."

 

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"“When I was first learning acting, I was told that the most important person on stage is not you, it’s your partner,” Maxson says. “And it’s your job to make your partner as good as they can possibly be. I’ve always made it a priority to champion my fellow actors.” She stresses the importance of “reading” actors as an actor, not just as a passive voice flatly providing responses during an audition."

 

[Via @KQED]

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USF One of 200 colleges Urging Trump to Expand and Protect DACA

USF One of 200 colleges Urging Trump to Expand and Protect DACA | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"Undocumented students who are studying abroad are being urged by college administrators to return home before Donald Trump's inauguration in January, new letters from the University of California and the California State Universitysystem show."

 

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"As part of that effort, over 200 college and university presidents from the University of San Francisco, UC Berkeley, Santa Clara University, the University of the Pacific, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz and Pomona College have signed a statement urging Trump to protect and expand DACA."

 

[Via @SFBusinessTimes]

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USF School of Law Graduate Jonathan Madison on Restorative Justice

USF School of Law Graduate Jonathan Madison on Restorative Justice | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"Every election cycle, we see new ballot measures that promote initiatives to shorten prison terms and lessen criminal offenses. Unfortunately, these initiatives do not fully address the issues that arise when offenders return to crime-plagued communities. Rather, you and I are the balancing force in rehabilitation efforts."

 

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"In the 1970s and 1980s, many communities began to evolve toward an entirely new concept of rehabilitation — restorative justice. It is an approach to criminal justice that engages both victims and the community in rehabilitating offenders."

 

[Via @sfChronicle]

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CNN: USF President Discusses Protecting Undocumented Students

This is CNN: USF President Discusses Protecting Undocumented Students" by University of San Francisco on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the…

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KGO-TV: USF Community Kicks-Off the Holidays with Thanksgiving Food Drive

On Sat., Nov. 19, dozens of University of San Francisco (USF) students, staff, and alumni gathered to participate in USF's 20th annual Thanksgiving Food Drive…
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USF School of Management Names Lori Bush Executive-in-Residence

USF School of Management Names Lori Bush Executive-in-Residence | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"Lori Bush, former president and CEO of the premium skincare company Rodan + Fields, has been appointed to serve as the first-ever executive-in-residence at the University of San Francisco’s School of Management, Dean Elizabeth Davis has announced."

 

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"Bush’s career launched as a research scientist in med tech and culminated as the President and CEO of Rodan + Fields where, under her leadership, the company launched a transformative social commerce marketing platform and grew to become one of the largest premium skincare brands in the country. Bush retired from operational management in January, 2016, and now enjoys the diversity associated with consulting, speaking and corporate board service."

 

[Via @nbcbayarea]

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USF Professor Jennifer Parlamis on Face-to-Face vs. Email Negotiations

USF Professor Jennifer Parlamis on Face-to-Face vs. Email Negotiations | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"Many freelancers turn to email when negotiating. After all, it’s easy to use and it’s more comfortable. It’s nice to avoid looking the other person in the face when asking for money. But, as much as you want to stay inside of your comfort zone, you’re less likely to build rapport and reach an agreement over email, according to a study out of the University of San Francisco.

 

You want to reach a mutually beneficial solution, so connect to Skype and have a video chat. When you and your client are face-to-face, you can go over your options and finally reach an agreement. Then, you can get to work."

 

[Via @forbes]

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USF Politics Professor Keally McBride Comments on Trump Transition

Professor Keally McBride offered her political insights on President-Elect Trump's transition team, who he might name to his cabinet, and how young voters are responding to election results.

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