Domingo Jojola is one step away from fulfilling his childhood dream.
The USF grad has survived the local qualifying round for this year’s U.S. Open and will play in the sectional qualifying June 4 at TPC Harding Park and Lake Merced Golf Club courses.
Sporting gear from TaylorMade, which has been sponsoring him for the past year, Jojola said he has been playing both the courses for half his life, so he’s already got a leg up on some of his competition. Read More
Michelle Gallemore is passionate about water — especially San Francisco tap water.“We have such great water here!” the San Francisco State University senior enthused as she filled her plastic canteen with water from a spigot in the Cesar Chavez Student Center, one of just three such taps on campus. Read More
The USF baseball team may have exceeded expectations last season by winning the West Coast Conference title, but that hasn’t stopped it from eyeing a repeat.
Despite a strong stretch run and a trip to the NCAA tournament, the preseason coaches’ poll has the Dons projected to finish third in 2012. Read More
All-West Coast Conference and University of San Francisco junior guard Michael Williams has missed the past three games, but the Dons have not missed a beat, winning three in a row including a 79-69 win over Pacific on Saturday night.Williams has been out of action due to academic priorities, but is expected to return to play sometime this week. Read More
Sami Rollins, an associate professor of computer science at the University of San Francisco is among the researchers from the school and the University of Arkansas who are investigating technology that could ease the burden of home energy management.What is the purpose of this project? To study how people in off-grid homes manage the energy in their homes and to develop smart techniques for helping homeowners manage the energy in their homes. Read More
After leading USF to the second West Coast Conference championship and NCAA Regional berth in program history, baseball coach Nino Giarratano earned a six-year contract extension to remain on the Hilltop, athletic director Scott Sidwell announced Wednesday. Read More
UPDATE: 5:03 p.m. - Police initially said the 33-year-old had succumbed to his injuries, but police Sgt. Mike Andraychak clarified Thursday afternoon that the man remains alive but is on life support. Read More
Cecelia Kauth’s father encouraged her to seize any opportunity that came along, and that lesson seemed more important than ever after he died in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11. “After what happened to my dad, I wanted to make a change,” said the upstate New York native. “I’m from a small town and it’s really homogenous, so I wanted something that would open my eyes.” Read More
Scooby-Doo and Shaggy look scared. Drawn in pencil on a large piece of crinkled newsprint paper, the cartoon characters cower in fear in the middle of a spooky library, surrounded by threatening villains. These icons of Saturday morning cartoon royalty are part of “Monsters in the Bookshelf,” a fun exhibit of work by children’s book illustrators and animators from a collective called Studio 5 at the University of San Francisco’s Thacher Gallery. Read More
The University of San Francisco is adding a new “hub” to its rolls: 101 Howard St.
The 150-year-old private university announced that it is purchasing the historic Folger Coffee Building for $36 million in hopes of “reaching a broader base of students.”
The building — which is 100,000 square feet, according to USF spokeswoman Anne-Marie Devine — is located near the old Transbay Transit Terminal and closer to BART than the university’s main campus. Read More