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W ha t’s In si de GSC Events
Graduate Student Highlight
Relay For Life
La Gran Terraza
March of the Toreros
The Writing Center
College of Arts & Sciences
Conversations with Carmen
* The Graduate Student Council invites you to join in the Fat Taco Tuesday Fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, Relay For Life. Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from 5-7p.m. in Buddy Sala (main lobby of Mother Rosalie Hill Hall) Please RSVP: https://docs.google.com/a/sandiego.edu/forms/d/1F4dasJAASxc 6uHLgEbzs-ObCoswrH-GIq4_uSfMiJzA/viewform * The GSC will be holding elections for the 2014-2015 academic year next month. If you are interested or would like more information please email Karen Friedlander at firstname.lastname@example.org * GSC meetings are open to the entire graduate community. The next meeting is Monday, March 17 2014 at 6 p.m. in room Hahn 106
Save the Date! Friday, April 11, 2014 Tickets will be available for purchase Monday, March 17, 2014 1 Student Ticket $30
1 Student & 1 Guest Ticket $70
Stay Connected via Social Media USD Graduate and Law Student Commons @USDGradLawLife
Join the Graduate Student Council for the annual GSC Padres game.
Fat Taco Tuesday Fundraiser for Relay For Life
Ash Wednesday Mass
5-7 p.m. MRHH Buddy Sala
March of the Toreros
Writing Center Retreat And 3/21
12:15-2 p.m. See AD below
12:15 p.m. or 9 p.m. Founders Chapel
Friday, 3/21 Wednesday, 3/12
RELAY FOR LIFE
Networking Alumni Happy Hour
Conversations with Carmen
See more information below
Saturday, 3/22 3rd Annual Black Alumni Brunch See AD below to RSVP
6 p.m. (24 hours) Mission Field
1-2 p.m. SLP Dining
5:30 p.m. O’Toole’s
12:30-5 p.m. MRH 133
Monday, 3/24 “Prayer: Our Deepest Longing” 7 p.m. Shiley Theater Camino Hall
Graduate Commons Lunch
“The Vatican Diaries”
Belly Dance Class 8-9 p.m. Mission Café Exercise Room
March is Women’s History Month! Have a safe and happy Spring Break!
12:30 p.m. SLP 401
7 p.m. Shiley Theater Camino Hall
Partnership with University Ministry Theology on Tap: (7- 8:30p.m. SLP RM401) 3/27, 4/24 Tijuana Service Trips: 4/5, 5/3 Contact info for Graduate Student Ministry Mark Peters at email@example.com
March 10-14 For more information about the events and programs please visit www.sandiego.edu/gradlife
Graduate Student Highlight Leticia Corona is a student in the College of Arts and Sciences, International Relations masters program. She has been working at the U.S.-Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership supporting the development of the Border Philanthropy Partnership’s new data project, “The U.S.-Mexico Data Collaboration Project,” for almost 2 years. Currently, she is interning at the Trans-Border Institute working on issues related to Sustainable Economic Development in the San Diego-Baja California region. Below is an article Leticia wrote for JMP. ****
As violence against journalists continues in Mexico, Justice in Mexico Contributor Leticia Corona sat down with Adela Navarro, the general director of the Tijuana based Zeta newsmagazine, to discuss the ongoing issue that undermines her profession and endangers the livelihood of her and her colleagues. Navarro discussed her work as a female journalist in Mexico; how Zeta’s reporting has pressured the government to design and implement efficient strategies to combat organized crime and violence in Mexico; and her frustrations with former President Felipe Calderón’s (2006-2012) militarized public security strategy that continues under current President Enrique Peña Nieto (2012-2018).
Adela Navarro (left) meets with Justice in Mexico Contributor Leticia Corona (right) to discuss violence against journalists in Mexico. Photo: Justice in Mexico.
Navarro also spoke of the issue of press censorship in Mexico, caused by government and criminal organization pressures. She recognized the reality faced by her peers, and the “numerous media outlets that have published and said they are no longer going to cover or conduct investigations related to organized crime and drug trafficking.” Yet Zeta has defied censoring itself, even in the face of danger. Navarro explained, “In Zeta’s case, what we did to help protect our reporters after the death of Zeta’s co-founder Jesus Blancornelas in 2006 is we started signing our stories like “Investigation of Zeta.” In reality, it is a team who is working on the stories about organized crime and drug trafficking, and not one single person. That way we do not expose our reporters. This has not prevented threats or attacks… but fortunately, nothing [too serious] has happened… At times we have had personal bodyguards from the Mexican military or the federal police. We just try to convey more responsible journalism every time, and each time more committed to protecting ourselves.” Navarro began her work as a journalist with an interest in social justice, and a desire to serve the Mexican people. She has worked for 23 years at Zeta, and continues to be driven as a journalist to work for the greater good in bringing peace and justice to her country. She also acknowledges that Mexico’s challenges are a shared U.S.-Mexico responsibility, and therefore continues to work towards eliminating the impunity that plagues both countries. A prominent and well-recognized journalist, she has received the Committee to Protect Journalists’ International Press Freedom award (2007), and been named in Foreign Policy Magazine’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers” (2012) and Forbes Magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Mexico” (2012, 2013), among others. **** The Justice in Mexico Project (JMP) is the continuation of a collaborative research initiative entitled the Project on Reforming the Administration of Justice in Mexico and launched by Wayne Cornelius and David Shirk at the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies of University of California, San Diego (2002-2005). In 2005, David Shirk relocated the project and its funding to the Trans-Border Institute of the University of San Diego, which became the host institution for this multi-year research project on the administration of justice and the rule of law in Mexico until 2013. Now a free standing program based at the University of San Diego, the Justice in Mexico Project continues to promote analysis, dialogue, and policy solutions to address a variety of urgent problems related to security and violence, transparency and accountability, and justice and human rights issues in Mexico and the U.S.-Mexican border region.
The 5th annual RELAY FOR LIFE of USD will be held on March 21st to the 22nd on the Valley Field starting at 6PM. The 24-hour fundraiser will raise money for cancer awareness, education, patient services, and research. This USD tradition is a powerful opportunity to bring together the whole community as we celebrate and remember those who have been affected by this disease. There will be a Survivorâ€™s Ceremony, Luminaria Ceremony, food, activities, entertainment, and so much more! Last year we had an impressive showing of over 750 participants to raise over $40,000, but this year we will continue to fight harder against a disease that has taken too much. To find out more information or to sign up please visit our official RFL page at http://www.relayforlife.org/USDca **If you are a survivor or know of one, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for a team to join? The Graduate Student Council started a team that is open to all graduate and law students. Use the link below to join the team. All are welcome to join: students and partners, faculty and staff, as well as friends and family. You can attend the event for just a few minutes or stay for the entire 24 hours! Your involvement for as long as it may be will make a difference. If you are unable to make it to the event and would like to be a part of the fight and make a donation you can do so as well by following the link. We hope to see you there! http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY14CA?team_id=1570004&pg=team&fr_id=56501 Â
Scholarships Available through the Alumni Association! Applications are due March 10, 2014 http://toreronetwork.sandiego.edu/s/1374/alumni/index. aspx?sid=1374&gid=2&pgid=370 Join fellow School of Business Alumni at this special NETWORKING happy hour in O’Toole’s on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. All USD alumni are invited to attend. This evening spent together with fellow graduates will be a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with our alma mater, meet with other local business leaders and those interested in networking, and learn about what's happening at USD and within the School of Business. Happy hour drink specials will be available between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Choose from wine and an array of local, craft beers featuring Stone Brewing Co. Light tapas and your first drink will be hosted by the School of Business Administration and the USD Alumni Association if you're pre-registered through this online system. We look forward to seeing you!
3rd Annual Black Alumni Brunch Saturday, March 22 | Students welcome! http://toreronetwork.sandiego.edu/?sid=1374&gid=2&pgid=1902&cid=3144&ecid=3 144&crid=0&calpgid=544&calcid=1219 Connecting with Alumni April 11 | Save the date for Take a Torero to Lunch, the Alumni Association’s annual student-‐alumni networking luncheon. Contact Sarah Zakaria, Associate Director of Alumni Relations, at email@example.com for information.
Clear the Clutter
USD's E-‐Waste Collection Center Items that you can donate
Visit the USD E-‐Waste Collection Center at 5330 Linda Vista Road Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. -‐ 4 p.m. and open late until 6 p.m. on Wednesdays!
Don't have any used electronics? Alumni can learn more about the impact of any gift at http://www.sandiego.edu/giving/annual_giving/alumni_giving/ewaste.php.
Coed Grad/Law IM Softball is off to a flying start in February with 18 teams battling for the coveted USD Championship Trophy and t-‐shirts. Returning champions, "The North Koreans," are undefeated thus far, but have faced stiff competition thus far including a brand new spring team, "The Dirty Briefs." The North Koreans needed a last inning walk-‐off hit to secure the victory against the new addition to league in week one. Last season's runners up, "Low Expectations," have crushed their opening two opponents, "Sandlawt" and "Intentional Battery" en route to the league's highest run differential thus far of +27. This spring semester marks the final season for many of our participants as they plan on graduating in May. We have already seen a triple play, a 325-‐foot homerun and a 1-‐ inch single. With a new team in the mix and the late-‐game drama at historically high levels, this season looks to be one of the most unpredictable yet. Grad/Law Softball plays Thursday nights from 7-‐11pm down at Manchester Field, come check out the excitement for your self!
Grad/Law Fitness & Wellness Opportunities Campus Recreation offers more than just Intramural Softball. Check out our other programs such as Recreation classes, USDFIT Group Ex, Personal Training, informal fitness in one of our three centers, and so much more. Check out the Campus Recreation website for more information: http://www.sandiego.edu/campusrecreation/ Also, don’t forget to checkout our amazing wellness workshop opportunities (see below). Workshops are a great way to explore your inner-‐self and focus on your mind-‐body-‐spirit connection. 1. Advanced Yoga Workshop a. Balance your body and your mind in this special workshop series. As you go through an athletic Vinyasa flow, the instructor will also guide you in specific balance postures and inversions to dive you deeper in to your practice! At least 4 months (one semester) of yoga experience is needed to participate. Class is a series but take one night or ALL nights! Your choice! $8 per class b. Sundays 6-‐7:20pm (remember, you can register for just one night or take as many as you like): 3/2, 3/9, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6 and 4/13 c. Must register online for your desired class by the Friday before the listed class date. d. Flyer: https://lib.sandiego.edu/images/campusrecreation/Advancedyogaworkshops.jp g 2. Belly Dancing Workshop a. Let your inner spirit shine in this special one-‐night workshop! This class will not only be fun and a great workout, but it will also teach you about body awareness through isolated movement and help improve concentration through continuous coordinated rhythmic motion. No previous dance experience is needed to take this class. b. Tuesday 3/25 8-‐9pm, $8 per person c. Must register on-‐line by 3/24 (SPACE IS LIMITED TO FIRST 15) d. Flyer: http://www.sandiego.edu/documents/campusrecreation/BellyDancingWorksh op.pdf 3. Poetry of Yoga Workshop a. Let loose your inner yogi with this special one-‐night spoken word workshop! Participants will enjoy a Vinyasa flow series mixed in with spoken word poetry about the mind, body and breath connection. Open to all yoga levels (no prior yoga experience necessary). b. Tuesday 4/29, 8-‐9:15pm, $8 per person c. Must register online by 4/28 (SPACE IS LIMITED TO FIRST 15) d. Flyer: http://www.sandiego.edu/documents/campusrecreation/poetryofyogaworksho pfinal.pdf How to Register for a Workshop: • • • •
Visit: http://www.sandiego.edu/campusrecreation/registration/programs.php Select your workshop under section #4 (special events) Compete registration page Complete payment page
Save the Dates for this Semester’s La Gran Terraza’s Offerings
La Gran Terraza is USD’s own California bistro located on the upper level of the Hahn University Center. Open for lunch Monday-‐Friday 11:30 am – 1:30 pm and dinner Tuesday – Friday 5 – 9 pm. O’Toole’s Lounge is also open for lunch and dinner Monday-‐Friday. O’Toole’s is 21 and over in the evenings and features a nightly happy hour from 5 – 6:30 pm.
Sign up for the Terraza e–newsletter and make a reservation via our website: lagranterraza.com, and follow us on Facebook & Twitter! WINE DINNERS Join us for one of our multi-‐course monthly wine dinners. Dinners are Tuesday nights and start with a reception at 6 pm. $50 per person. Call to make a reservation. Click winery name below to visit their website. March 25 -‐ Marchesi Antinori WINE TASTINGS O'Toole's Wine Tastings happen once a month on Fridays from 5 -‐ 7 pm. $15.95 for three tastings, $19.95 for four -‐ includes gourmet cheese board. March 7 -‐ Charles Krug PRIME RIB NIGHTS Prime Rib Dinner Buffets -‐ now every Wednesday 5 – 9 pm! $21.95 per person. Sample Menu: Carved Prime Rib with side of Horseradish Creme & Au Ju, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetable, Fresh Fish Entree, Composed and Mixed Green Salad, Soup du Jour, Cheese and Fruit Board, Assorted Breads, House Made Desserts
HOLIDAY LUNCH BUFFETS Our daily lunch Buffet is $14.25 and includes a beverage and dessert. View buffet menus. We will offer the following themed holiday buffets this spring: Fat Tuesday -‐ Tues. March 4 Ash Wednesday -‐ Wed. March 5 St. Patrick's Day -‐ Mon. March 17 Cinco de Mayo -‐ Mon. May 5
SPRING BRUNCHES Sunday Special Event Brunches: 10 am -‐ 1:30 pm, prices vary April 20: Easter Brunch May 11: Mother's Day May 25: USD Commencement June 23: Father's Day
Torero Program Board invites you to University of Diversity Weeks' 6th Annual March of the Toreros. Come celebrate each others' uniqueness and march in solidarity against acts of intolerance as one USD community. We will be gathering outside of the Student Life Pavilion at Plaza Mayor starting at 12:15 p.m. and will march towards the Joan B. Kroc Institute of Peace and Justice. Join us for the week's closing ceremony with free food, entertainment and inspiring speeches by our community leaders. For more information please visit www.facebook.com/toreroprogramboard.
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ASIA stands for Asian Students in Action. Our goal is to support and develop Asian and Asian American graduate students and their allies. We provide an opportunity to create spaces for continued leadership development for our members and for furthering dialog around Eastern cultural perspectives. Our purpose is to enhance educational excellence and compassionate service via a collaborative effort across disciplines in support of the USD community and local constituents.
The Writing Center is hosting two Graduate Writing Retreats for all USD graduate students on Friday, March 7th and Friday, March 21st from 12:30pm5:30pm in MRH 133. The Writing Retreats are designed as focused, quiet writing space for work on large writing projects due this spring semester. We will have tutoring staff present to help work through project questions and generate appropriate writing and editing strategies, and we encourage collaborative work in a focused atmosphere with colleagues in your program and others. Keep an eye out for flyers. Please email the Graduate Outreach Coordinator Jen Lagedrost at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP or ask any questions.
“The Vatican Diaries” Book Discussion and Signing with author John Thavis Thursday, March 27 at 7 p.m. Shiley Theatre, Camino Hall
The University of San Diego's College of Arts and Sciences and Warwick's present John Thavis, who will be discussing and signing his book The Vatican Diaries: A Behind-‐the-‐Scenes Look at the Power, Personalities and Politics at the Heart of the Catholic Church on Thursday, March 27 at 7 p.m. in USD's Shiley Theatre. Tickets to this event are $20 each and include admission to the event, as well as a complimentary copy of The Vatican Diaries. RSVP – http://www.vaticandiaries.eventbrite.com
Cropper Memorial Lecture – Maxine Hong Kingston Friday, April 4 at 7 p.m. KIPJ Theatre Maxine Hong Kingston is Senior Lecturer for Creative Writing at the University of California, Berkeley. For her memoirs and fiction, The Fifth Book of Peace, The Woman Warrior, China Men, Tripmaster Monkey, I Love a Broad Margin to My Life and Hawai’i One Summer, she has earned numerous awards, among them the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the PEN West Award for Fiction, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, and a National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as the title of “Living Treasure of Hawai’i.” RSVP – http://www.cropper.eventbrite.com Priti Gandhi Concert Saturday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. Shiley Theatre, Camino Hall The College of Arts and Sciences and Department of Music are proud to welcome world-‐ renowned opera singer Priti Ghandi to campus. She will be singing a mixed repertoire of American Songbook, opera, Indian love songs and folk music. A native of Mumbai, India, Priti Gandhi has been praised by The New York Times for her “creamy sound and agile coloratura” while Opera Pulse recently described her voice as a “sparkling soprano.” Gandhi’s career includes performances with the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, New York City Opera, the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden. RSVP – http://www.pritigandhi.eventbrite.com
Thursday, March 13, 2014 Student Life Pavilion From 1:00-‐2:00 pm "Conversations with Carmen" is a chance for University of San Diego students to sit down and chat with Carmen M. Vazquez, vice president for Student Affairs. Meet outside of Tu Mercado in the Student Life Pavilion for what is sure to be an insightful conversation.
In support of the March of the Toreros, the UFMC Community Lunch will now be a part of the March of the Torero’s event.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 Front of IPJ 12:30 p. m.
The United Front Multicultural Center's Community Lunches focus on connecting, informing, and educating students about different cultures and social issues. Come meet the UFMC staff and mingle with new and old friends.
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The Poetry of Yoga Workshop Let loose your inner yogi spirit with this one-night only spoken word yoga workshop. Participants will enjoy a series of yoga Vinyasa flow mixed in with spoken word poetry about the connection between the mind, body & breath.
! Tuesday, 4/29 ! $8 per person ! 8-9:15pm, MFC 108 ! Must register online by 4/28 www.sandiego.edu/campusrecreation, 619-260-7751