University of San Francisco

The University of San Francisco (USF) is a Jesuit Catholic university located in San Francisco, California, United States. Founded in 1855, USF was established as the first university in San Francisco. It is the third oldest institution for higher learning in California, the tenth-oldest university of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, and the eighth largest Jesuit university in the United States.

USF is a reflection of the city that surrounds it — progressive, innovative, passionate, inclusive — a 49-square mile classroom that prepares undergraduate students for the challenges of the real world.

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Evidence is growing that when masks are worn by nearly everyone, it can slow coronavirus transmission. AP Photo/Rick Bowmer

Masks help stop the spread of coronavirus – the science is simple and I’m one of 100 experts urging governors to require public mask-wearing

Recommendations around mask usage are confusing. The science isn't. Evidence shows that masks are extremely effective to slow the coronavirus and may be the best tool available right now to fight it.
A woman flashes the V for victory sign as Sudanese protesters demonstrate in Khartoum on July 25, 2019. Ashraf Shazly/AFP via Getty Images

How the people of Sudan pulled off an improbable revolution

Remaining nonviolent despite enormous provocation made it difficult for the regime to depict the movement in a negative light
A proposal to increase the Pell Grant award amount could help restore the grant’s original purchasing power when it was created in 1972. AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews

Pell Grants are getting their due in the 2020 campaign

A proposal to double the value of Pell Grants for college students could finally start to restore their value to what they were when they were created back in 1972.
The Korle Gono beach in Accra covered in plastic bottles and other items washed ashore following weeks of heavy flooding in 2016. EPA/Christian Thompson

How everyday politics shapes the way African cities are run

Focusing on everyday politics can help explain why powerful interest groups undermine policies that might improve the public good.
It turns out that sexuality research has little interest in … sex … or the pleasure associated with sex. Shutterstock

Is #MeToo casting a shadow on sexual pleasure?

How do you express, feel, communicate, and embody your sexual desires and pleasures in the prevailing social climate?
Completed in 2009, Citi Field is the home of the New York Mets – and part of a recent wave of new ballparks. Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Stadium design – baseball’s saving grace?

TV ratings are down, but the rebirth of the ballpark could be a reason that the sport still boasts the highest total attendance of any in the world.
Despite criticism from segments of the community, affirmative action helps many disadvantaged Asian-Americans. Torwai Studio/Shutterstock.com

Asian America needs affirmative action in higher education

Not all Asian-Americans are high-achieving model minorities. What happens when the myth of Asian disadvantage hurts some of the most marginalized students in the US?

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