University of San Francisco

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The University of San Francisco began in 1855 as a one-room schoolhouse named St. Ignatius Academy. Its founding is interwoven with the establishment of the Jesuit Order in California, European immigration to the western United States, and the population growth of California and San Francisco as a result of the California Gold Rush. For 159 years, the University of San Francisco has enriched the lives of thousands of people. The institution has graduated students who went on to become leaders in government, education, business, journalism, sports, the sciences, and the legal and medical professions. Among its alumni, the university counts three San Francisco mayors, a US senator, four California Supreme Court justices, a California lieutenant governor, two Pulitzer Prize winners, three Olympic medalists, several professional athletes, and the former president of Peru.
ISBN: 9781467133074
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Campus History
Images: 208
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Alan Ziajka is the associate vice provost for academic affairs and the university historian at the University of San Francisco, where he has held several administrative positions for the past 31 years. He is the author of four books and several articles on history, education, human development, and related topics. Robert Elias is a professor of politics and chair of legal studies at the University of San Francisco. He is the editor of Peace Review and the author of nine books, most recently The Empire Strikes Out and The Deadly Tools of Ignorance. He taught previously at UC-Berkeley, Tufts University, the University of Maryland, and Penn State University.
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