by Lydia Webster (MA 2017) Editor’s Note: This post appears in honor of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel, April 24, 2017. On a wintry Sunday afternoon in early February, I attended a symposium entitled At the Threshold of Memory: An Exploration of New Modalities in Holocaust Education. Organized by alumni of the Tauber Holocaust Educator Fellowship, a project of TCI/Jewish LearningWorks, the symposium was co-sponsored by the University of San Francisco’s Museum Studies MA Program and the Swig […]
“It is clear that you did not come to San Francisco to be silent or passive.” So proclaimed poet, dancer and educator Janice Mirikitani to a packed audience on December 18, 2015 at University of San Francisco’s winter graduation ceremony. Mirikitani received an honorary doctorate in recognition of her advocacy against institutional racism and the enslavement of women and the poor. As director of Glide Memorial Church, along with her husband, the Reverend Cecil B. Williams, Mirikitani feeds and counsels hundreds […]
To continue our conversations with USF faculty and staff, we sat down with Glori Simmons, the new Director of USF’s Thacher Gallery in the Gleeson Library-Geschke Center. We discussed her vision for the Gallery as well as her thoughts about the current exhibition, In Nature’s Temple: Early California Art and Ecology. Q. Congratulations! You were recently appointed Director of Thacher Gallery. Can you tell us a little bit about your vision for the Gallery? I’m excited to move into this […]
We invite you to check out Unbound: Moving Through Time, Memory & Place in Modern Book Arts, a new public exhibition in Gleeson Library’s Rare Book Room, curated by the students in Professor Kate Lusheck’s undergraduate museum studies course. Learn more about the new show by clicking here.