• College of Arts and Sciences
  • Research & Creative Achievement
  • Centers & Institutes
  • Our centers and institutes foster innovative, interdisciplinary, and socially conscious study around San Francisco and the world.

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    Center for Asia Pacific Studies

    Facilitating academic conversations about the region's people and cultures through innovative research, teaching, and public programs.

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    Center for Latino Studies in the Americas (CELASA)

    Fostering interdisciplinary analysis of the social, economic, political, and cultural realities Latin Americans and Latina/os face in the U.S.

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    Data Institute

    Bringing together researchers, students, industry leaders, and nonprofits to apply data-driven solutions to social issues.

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    Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning

    Offering intellectual stimulation through diverse college-level courses for retired adults.

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    Joan & Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Social Thought & the Ignatian Tradition

    Supporting academic programs, research, and public praxis that promote a more just and humane world.

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    Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service & the Common Good

    Preparing students for lives and careers dedicated to ethical public service.

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    Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History

    A global resource for studying the history of religious, philosophical, scientific, and educational exchange between China and the West.

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    St. Ignatius Institute

    Shaping leaders who use imagination, creativity, and critical analysis to promote the common good, especially for those in need.

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    Undergraduate Teacher Education Center

    Preparing tomorrow’s teachers to thrive in urban classrooms and be agents of social justice.