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Where Teen Wolf and USF connect

Where Teen Wolf and USF connect | USF Alumni | Scoop.it

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Actor Sinqua Walls ’07 is known for playing a werewolf named Boyd on MTV’s Teen Wolf and Jamarcus Hall on the critically acclaimed series Friday Night Lights: http://bit.ly/1JpfqUA

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'She always puts herself out there for everyone'

'She always puts herself out there for everyone' | USF Alumni | Scoop.it

A native San Franciscan, Annette Anton lived, studied, worshipped, and worked within sight of St. Ignatius Church on the University of San Francisco campus for much of her life.


She served USF and the community with passion. Former Chancellor John Lo Schiavo, S.J. once said of Anton, "She always puts herself out there for everyone."


Devoted daughter of the late Katherine and Ferris Anton, Annette died peacefully at Coming Home Hospice July 10, following a brave battle against cancer. 


Full story: http://bit.ly/1RrI0Mf


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Alum and former Peru President speaks on Latin America's future

Alum and former Peru President speaks on Latin America's future | USF Alumni | Scoop.it

"Former President of Peru Alejandro Toledo ’71 will return to his alma mater on April 14 to discuss Latin America’s economic rise and growing global influence over the past two decades."


full story: http://bit.ly/1aBs2ea


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Alum outwits phishing attacks using natural human language (but he had to write it in code...)

Alum outwits phishing attacks using natural human language (but he had to write it in code...) | USF Alumni | Scoop.it

OpenDNS security researcher and USF alum Jeremiah O’Connor based his groundbreaking code on natural language processing techniques. The tool he developed can predict both opportunistic phishing campaigns and attacks directed at high-value targets such as financial institutions.


Here's how it works»


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#USFCA alumnus Wolfram Alderson is changing the way America eats

#USFCA alumnus Wolfram Alderson is changing the way America eats | USF Alumni | Scoop.it

Wolfram Alderson MSOD ’08 is waging a national campaign to save American lives by changing the way we eat. At Mt. Diablo High School in Contra Costa County, Alderson and UCSF researcher Dr. Robert Lustig are working with teacher Cindy Gershen to replicate a nutritional science program where students learn about healthy cooking, food history and culture, the role of food in religion, and the chemistry and business of food. // full story: http://bit.ly/1aKfP7R


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"In my opinion SF is currently the most interesting city to live in"

"In my opinion SF is currently the most interesting city to live in" | USF Alumni | Scoop.it

Alumnus Eric Passetti '01, co-owner of 2nd Annual Dons Takeover location Natoma Cabana, was named to Thrillist's "need-to-know" bartender list. "In my opinion SF is currently the most interesting city to live in, architecturally, culturally, and it leads the pack in innovation, I don't just mean tech, I think we also set the mark in hospitality. I have the feeling that someday I'll look back and feel lucky that I had a front row seat for this era in SF." / more: http://bit.ly/1FlzNxq


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2nd Annual Dons Takeover: http://bit.ly/1PGZMom

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For Nicole Ponseca '98, Filipino recipes call for banana leaves

For Nicole Ponseca '98, Filipino recipes call for banana leaves | USF Alumni | Scoop.it

"For Ms. Ponseca, who runs the Filipino restaurants Maharlika and Jeepney in the East Village, banana leaves are not an exotic accessory, but an everyday necessity. They serve as place mats, plates and to-go cartons, as a lining for pans to keep food from burning, and as pouches to seal in flavors. They impart flavors of their own, ghosts of grass and anise (“a scent you can taste,” as she describes it)." / full story: http://nyti.ms/1cnLsoN


[via New York Times]


Putting Filipino food on the map: http://bit.ly/1KMDJMc

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Nursing alumnae lead medical mission to assist Hondurans

Nursing alumnae lead medical mission to assist Hondurans | USF Alumni | Scoop.it

Some families traveled for days to meet USF nursing alumna Suzanne Grant ’71 and her medical team. The patients were children, mostly, with maladies like clubbed feet, poorly healed fractures, and, in the case of one young man, a severe machete wound from being attacked. 

Grant, a retired San Francisco operating room nurse, was part of a volunteer medical mission to Comayagua, Honduras this spring. The team of about 25 surgeons, nurses, translators, and organizers included two additional USF alumni — Grant’s friend and former classmate Kathrine Avison ’71, now a physician in Portland; and Operation Rainbow Director Michelle Duncan ’05. / full story: http://bit.ly/1NJ8pyR


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USF alumnus designs first English-Filipino-Cebuano storybook app

USF alumnus designs first English-Filipino-Cebuano storybook app | USF Alumni | Scoop.it

Apple has approved the first-ever English-Filipino-Cebuano storybook app created by Mark Gatela MS '10, EggCrate Ideas Founder and General Manager, to supplement educational tools for children of Filipino descent.


“In August this year, our team showed a preview of myStorya v2 at a live Story Time session with around 20 children in Northern California, and it was very well-received. The participating children responded positively to the stories, and our team observed kids as young as four years old pick up words in Filipino and/or Cebuano very quickly just from reading or hearing the stories,” Gatela adds.


Read more: http://bit.ly/1tiCS19


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John Foran '56, legislator who powered CA's Clean Air Act, dies

John Foran '56, legislator who powered CA's Clean Air Act, dies | USF Alumni | Scoop.it

Mr. Foran was an able and effective politician. He served for 11 years each in the California Assembly and in the state Senate and held important leadership posts. Among his accomplishments was a major role in enacting California's Clean Air Act and in developing alternative state transportation policies.


He graduated near the top of his class at the University of San Francisco School of Law and served as a deputy attorney general.


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Forbes recognizes USF students and alumni entrepreneurialism

Forbes recognizes USF students and alumni entrepreneurialism | USF Alumni | Scoop.it

USF is among the top 25 most entrepreneurial colleges and universities in the country, according to new rankings released by Forbes magazine.


Pictured above: Carlos Muela '09, founder and owner of SoMa StrEat Food Park in San Francisco. Full story »


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The opposite of a 'blank, dull, empty existence'

"It's really easy to look at the very basic things of what you need and try to cut everything else out," says Mary Kershisnik '15. "But if you cut everything out, you end up with this blank, empty, and dull existence, which is something I'd like to change."


A recent alumnae from USF's Business program, Mary believes in a subtle balance between her school work and passion for art. Drawing inspiration from her family of twelve and an unusual encounter with a goat, she's now illustrating and publishing her very own children's book, set to come out this summer.


See what Mary's up to and check out her art here: http://maymaythepotato.wordpress.com/

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Golden NBA season for students and alumni

Golden NBA season for students and alumni | USF Alumni | Scoop.it

With the Golden State Warriors crowned champions and the season officially over, it is time to admire the outstanding accomplishments of our current students and alumni who work in the NBA and its professional teams.

Seventeen members of the University of San Francisco Sport Management family worked for the Warriors this year. While Golden State won the on-the-court championship, the organization actually also won the off-the-court championship recently, as the SportsBusiness Journal declared them the Team of the Year for 2013-14. / full story: http://bit.ly/1JMwVBh


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Dr. Frank Meyskens ’67 trailblazing cancer care ahead of its time

Dr. Frank Meyskens ’67 trailblazing cancer care ahead of its time | USF Alumni | Scoop.it

Dr. Frank Meyskens ’67 is a man ahead of his time. He’s pioneered preventive cancer care and research since the early 1980s, driven by a belief there must be a better treatment than bombarding cells with toxic chemotherapy — which wreaks havoc on the body.


Instead of shipping off to Vietnam during the war, Meyskens landed at USF. And this is how he changed the world from here: http://bit.ly/1BsWBsU


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Alumna leads national solar explosion from foggy SF

Alumna leads national solar explosion from foggy SF | USF Alumni | Scoop.it

USF’s Jeanine Cotter JD ’93 is the CEO and co-founder of San Francisco’s largest solar installation firm and a national leader in the green economy, having taken part in a recent White House summit on alternative energy. She attributes her success to principles she learned at USF and to running a business that focuses on improving the environment and supporting the local community as much as making a profit»


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#USFCA alum reflects on dwindling number of blacks in SF

#USFCA alum reflects on dwindling number of blacks in SF | USF Alumni | Scoop.it

"A San Francisco native, Simon attended St. Ignatius College Preparatory, the University of San Francisco and Hastings College of the Law. At one time, he saw other black faces in all of the city's neighborhoods. It seems every year there are fewer, he said. Even his own children prefer Oakland, which has a thriving and economically diverse black community.


'We're down to bone marrow in San Francisco,' said Simon, 59, a lawyer and law professor.


In the wake of a police scandal involving racist text messages, some black leaders are again lamenting the shrinking size of the city's black community. They have questioned whether a mass exodus of African Americans in recent decades has been driven as much by subtle forms of racism as by the city's high cost of housing." / more: http://lat.ms/1JI8tgv


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#USFCA alumna on Team SCA sails into Leg 7 of Volvo Ocean Race

#USFCA alumna on Team SCA sails into Leg 7 of Volvo Ocean Race | USF Alumni | Scoop.it

"For so long in the 5,010-nautical mile leg from Itajaí, Brazil, the all-women’s crew were right in the mix in the fight for supremacy.


But in the final four days of a 17-day stage, they conceded nautical mile after nautical mile to their rivals and ended up finishing sixth again, nearly 12 hours adrift of leg winners Dongfeng Race Team." / full story: http://bit.ly/1H4BIN3


[via Volvo Ocean Race]


USF alumna Corinna Halloran chronicles women on the high seas: http://bit.ly/15Q7uw4

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#USFCA mourns passing of '51 Dons standout Dick Stanfel

Richard Anthony “Dick” Stanfel, a standout on USF’s famed “undefeated, untied and uninvited” football 1951 football team who went on to win three NFL Championships as a player and coach, passed away on June 22 at his home in Libertyville, Ill. He was 87 years old.

 

Born on July 20, 1927 in San Francisco, Mr. Stanfel attended Commerce High School in the city before enrolling at USF, where he was a standout offensive lineman for the Dons. / full story: http://bit.ly/1LGaeMc


[via Dons Athletics]


The '51 Dons: http://bit.ly/1DK5fY1

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#USFCA Trustees elect Law alumnus Stephen Hamill JD '78 as chairman

#USFCA Trustees elect Law alumnus Stephen Hamill JD '78 as chairman | USF Alumni | Scoop.it

The university’s governing body, the USF Board of Trustees, has elected Stephen Hamill JD ’78 as chairman.

Hamill has served on the board since 2010, as well as on several university and School of Law committees. He is founder of three public finance firms: CSCDA, Public Finance Authority, and U.S. Communities. He also practiced business and real estate law for 20 years. His early career was spent working for Alameda County, managing the county’s budget, finance, and legislative programs. / full story: http://bit.ly/1SLbtOk


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USF alum and former NBA champion Bill Cartwright appointed Mexico coach

USF alum and former NBA champion  Bill Cartwright appointed Mexico coach | USF Alumni | Scoop.it

"MEXICO CITY (FIBA Americas Championship) - Mexico have made more waves in international basketball by announcing that former NBA champion Bill Cartwright is the new coach of the national team.

Cartwright, a title winner with the Chicago Bulls in 1991, 1992 and 1993, has taken the reins of the Mexicans following the departure of Spaniard Sergio Valdeolmillos."


More:http://bit.ly/1utHalX


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Women Invade USF!

Co-Education at USF Turns 50. There was excitement, anticipation, and, understandably, some fear. After all, it had been primarily an all-boys college for 109 years.


Read more: http://bit.ly/1wKWvMS


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Elevating the Eccentric, 'An Unnecessary Woman' Makes National Must-Read List

This week Rabih Alameddine's MBA ’86 latest book made the National Book Award must-read fiction list. Of all the characters the novelist has created, his latest — a 72-year-old woman with blue hair and no friends — is his most autobiographical, he says: http://bit.ly/1DnTeaY

We want to hear from you: Tell us what a #USFCA #GlobalPerspective means to you on social media and read more about USFers learning, living, and doing good on a global level.


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Kaiser's "day in the life" with USF alumna Cassandra Beverly

Kaiser's "day in the life" with USF alumna Cassandra Beverly | USF Alumni | Scoop.it

“I’m the first person in my family to graduate from high school, let alone college, let alone a Master’s program. As I was doing it, it became bigger than getting a better job; it became a movement, something I felt I had to change in my family. I kicked in every single door, and now all my kids have to do is walk through it.”


More: http://bit.ly/1pRGmUO

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