Monday, Mar 20
We are passing the 40th day since major earthquakes rocked Turkey and Syria. The devastation was immense, the rescue of survivors under collapsed structures was heroic, and the initial outpouring of prayers and practical help was heartening.
Tuesday, Feb 07
Like you, I have been profoundly distressed by the news from Syria and Turkey after Monday’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated the region. As I write this, more than 7,700 people have died and many, many more are injured and suffering.
Wednesday, Feb 01
I am delighted to share the news with you that Rev. John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J., has joined our community to serve as chancellor of the university.
Tuesday, Jan 24
It is heartbreaking that the beginning of Lunar New Year celebrations on Saturday was marked by gun violence and death in Monterey Park, the heart of the Chinese American community in Los Angeles County.
Monday, Jan 16
Today we reflect on the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., including his activism and prophetic writing and speeches.
Tuesday, Nov 22
For many of you, the next few days will involve travel, treasured time with loved ones, rest, and relaxation. I hope the Thanksgiving holiday also brings you time to reflect on the gifts we may sometimes rush past in the busyness of life.
Monday, Nov 14
You have likely heard and read about the tragic news today coming from two universities.
Friday, Oct 14
We write with an important update to our COVID-19 protocols and policies. We appreciate everyone's efforts as we adapt to developing public health guidance.
Tuesday, Oct 04
On Monday, Oct. 10, the University of San Francisco will honor Indigenous Peoples Day. This day is an opportunity for us to celebrate the lives and cultures of those indigenous to the lands that we live and work upon.
Wednesday, Sep 28
The beginning of a new academic year also means that the USF Board of Trustees — the university’s principal governance body — has launched its 2022-23 meeting schedule.
Monday, Aug 22
It has been a pleasure to greet our new undergraduate, transfer, and graduate students and to welcome back our continuing students.
Tuesday, Aug 02
We are dedicated to ensuring the safety of our students, staff, and faculty as we monitor the current outbreak of monkeypox, which the World Health Organization recently declared a global public health emergency.
Monday, Aug 01
We look forward to welcoming many more community members back to campus in the coming weeks. As you prepare for the start of the fall 2022 academic year, please find important information and reminders here.
Thursday, Jul 28
I am delighted to announce the appointment of Shawn P. Calhoun as university library dean, effective Aug. 1. Shawn has been serving as acting dean since February 2020.
Tuesday, Jul 26
There are several wildfires burning in California and across the western United States.
Tuesday, Jul 19
We hope July is going well for everyone. As we begin to welcome more and more community members back to campus, we want to also send some COVID updates and reminders your way, as well as some information on monkeypox.
Friday, Jul 15
We write to update you on our discussions concerning a possible integration of the San Francisco Art Institute into the University of San Francisco, as well as the exciting plans we have to expand and grow USF’s art programs.
Wednesday, Jul 06
As we anticipate more activity on campus with the approach of the fall semester, we continue to navigate COVID and public health recommendations.
Wednesday, Jun 29
I am excited to provide an update on several appointments in academic affairs and to keep you apprised of additional transitions in the provost’s team.
Wednesday, Jun 01
Thank you for all you did to ensure that USF was able to have a successful in-person spring semester. It was wonderful to be able to gather as a community these last few weeks to celebrate all of our students’ accomplishments.