USD Magazine Fall 2013
2007 October The campus
2004 Three new centers of excellence are established including the Lindsay J. Cropper Center for Creative Writing in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate in the School of Business Administration and the School of Leadership and Education Sciences’ Center for Nonprofit Research, now known as the Caster Family Center for Nonprofit Research. 2005 February
celebrates the inauguration of the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, home of the Institute for Peace & Justice, the Trans-Border Institute and the Master of
Arts in Peace and Justice Studies. The celebration welcomes Founding Dean Father William R. Headley, CSSp keynote speaker Ken Hackett, president of Catholic Relief Services, and noted actor and peace advocate Martin Sheen.
The Energy Policy Initiative Center (EPIC) is established at the School of Law. In addition to being a place where law students learn about energy-related legal matters, the center is a clearinghouse for research, public education and legal advocacy on behalf of energy consumers. The aim is to find permanent solutions to the region’s dwindling natural resources.
2008 Fall The Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science
introduces a new Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) program, complementing an expansive curriculum designed especially for nurse educators and practitioners.
The University of San Diego is recognized as one of 141 colleges and universities honored for Distinguished Community Service in the nation’s first-ever “President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll,” a distinction that would become fundamental to USD’s earning the designation of an official Changemaker campus five years later.
2009 The University of San Diego hosts myriad campus celebrations throughout its 60th Anniversary year. The yearlong celebration culminates with the black-tie Founders’ Gala honoring the university’s six decades of unparalleled success in the advancement of education, student development and service to the community.
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