USD Magazine Spring 2008
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12 / A FLAIR FOR THE DRAMAT I C From sitcoms to Broadway, 20 years of collaboration between USD’s M.F.A. program and the Old Globe has made for some mighty impressive résumés. And why not? The intensive two-year program is quite possibly the most acclaimed classical training program in the country. Meet this year’s crop of young actors as they unleash their wide range of talent.
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AROUND THE PARK 4 / Peace Train Sounding Louder Actor Martin Sheen joined Dean William Headley and Catholic Relief Services’ Ken Hackett at the inauguration of the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies.
6 / Tangled Up in Blue Icebergs aren’t just passive hunks of ice. According to associate professor Ron Kaufmann, they actually change the chemistry of the objects around them. 8 / Up in Smoke A family bands together to overcome their losses in the aftermath of the devastation wreaked by the Witch Creek Fire.
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ON THE COVER: Photo of first year M.F.A. Theatre Arts student
POINT OF VI EW 24 / The Witch Creek Sisterhood What do you call a caravan of evacuees made up of seven cars filled with moms, dads, teens, dogs and cats? In a word: Community.
Anthony von Halle by Tim Mantoani.
TORERO ATHLET I CS 10 / Under Construction
Men’s basketball coach Bill Grier wants to promote USD’s own brand of March Madness, making the university’s role in the public eye more prominent. Also: Senior Amanda Rego intends to be remembered as the person who led the women’s basketball team to a WCC championship.
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