Luye Qin shares her passion for studying autism with USD

Luye Qin, assistant professor of basic biomedical sciences, who joined the USD faculty in November, hosted a Brown Bag Lunch titled “Autism Spectrum Disorder: What do we know about it?” yesterday.   Qin’s studies over the years have been focused on the neuro-development disorder that maintains autism and has recently expanded into research regarding how children […]

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USD law school discusses historic moment for African American community

Supreme Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed by the Senate on April 7 and will assume office on June 17, becoming the first Black woman to serve in the U.S. Supreme Court. On April 5, USD’s law school held a panel to discuss Judge Jackson featuring Julia Hellwege, Sandy McKeown, Tamara P. Nash and […]

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Dispatches from the CDC: A place of comfort and understanding

This is the eighth installment of a series recording the experiences of students and faculty involved with the Center for Diversity and Community (CDC). The series seeks to highlight why this organization was so impactful on the USD community and why the CDC was more than the sum of its parts. “It was a place […]

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Special exhibition open at National Music Museum

The National Music Museum (NMM) is featuring a new special exhibition called, “Gamelan: A Way of Life.” The exhibition opened March 25 and will be up until October of this year.  Deborah Reeves is the curator of woodwinds and education at the NMM and curated this exhibition. Reeves said the instruments included in the Gamelan […]

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MSA set to host Ramadan celebration Thursday

On Thursday, April 14, the Muslim Student Association (MSA) is hosting its first event of the year, a celebration for Ramadan, the holy month in Islam. The event will consist of an informative presentation, a traditional meal and a quiz. The event is at 7:30 pm in the Muenster University Center (MUC) pit. The president […]

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USD’s dining will change to Sodexo during summer

The 2020 Senate Bill (SB) 55 was signed into law by Gov. Kristi Noem in March 2020. According to the bill, it’s “An act to require the Board of Regents to assemble a task force to study the operations and function of the institutions of higher education under the board’s authority.”  One of the findings […]

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Don’t judge a book by it’s movie

Why are people so adamant about books being better than their film adaptations? Most movie adaptations are great, but they just don’t have the same weight as a book. While watching a movie, you are an observer. You can’t feel what a character does. You aren’t reading their innermost thoughts and don’t know their fears […]

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International Club hosts Festival of Nations 

The Festival of Nations was held by USD’s International Club on Sunday evening in the Muenster University Center (MUC) ballroom and welcomed students and Vermillion residents. The event included food, music, games and the opportunity to experience new cultures from around the world.  Over 30 countries were represented by individuals who prepared dishes from their […]

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