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  •  Art Exhibition: Alumni

    Alumni Show
    Eneri Abillar
    Megan Diddie
    Matthew Moore
    Monica Van den Dool
    September 19-October 14, 2011
    Artist talk with Eneri Abillar: October 12, 4:45-5:15 p.m. in Fine Arts room F
    Art Department Gallery
    Gallery Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    If you have a disability and require accommodation, please contact (408) 554-5483.
    Image of artists' work: (Left to right) Monica Van den Dool, Eneri Abillar, Matthew Moore, and Megan Diddie
  •  The Missing Peace

    We are proud to introduce The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama at Santa Clara University. The University truly appreciates this opportunity to host a selection of paintings, photographs, sculptures, and installations following the exhibit's five-year world tour. The collection of internationally renowned artists you see on display have provided creative interpretations of the ideals represented by the Dalai Lama, such as the power of spirituality, impermanence, universal interconnectedness, and peace.

  •  SCU Press Release

    The College of Arts and Sciences has a new Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences

  •  Mathematics & Computer Science Newsletter

    Check out the new Mathematics and Computer Science newsletter!

    Dennis Smolarski, S.J.
  •  Art and Art History Newsletter

    Check out the new Art and Art History newsletter!

  •  Hay Fever

    Hay Fever by Noel Coward | Directed by Kimberly Mohne Hill

    May 27-June 4, 2011 | Mayer Theatre

    Hoping for a quiet weekend in the country with some guests, David Bliss, a novelist and his wife Judith, a retired actress, find that an impossible dream when their high-spirited children Simon and Sorel appear with guests of their own. A houseful of drama waits to be ignited as misunderstandings and tempers flare. With Judith's new flame and David's newest literary 'inspiration' keeping company as the children follow suit, the Bliss family lives up to its name as the 'quiet weekend' comes to an exhausting and hilarious finale worthy of Feydeau.

  •  Poetry Reading

    Tim Myers is giving a poetry reading on Thursday, May 26.  The reading is at 5:00 p.m. in Benson Parlor C.  Myers is a writer, storyteller, and songwriter.  He's published over 110 poems, once won a national poetry contest judged by John Updike, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and has many other publications for adults and children.  His children’s book Basho and the Fox was read aloud on NPR, made the New York Times bestseller list for children’s book, and was a Smithsonian Notable Children’s Book for 2001, among other honors.

  •  The Body in the Woods

     The Department of Anthropology’s Seminar Series



    We are pleased to announce the upcoming

    presentation by Dr. Lorna Pierce,

    Santa Clara University and San Jose State University


    18 May 2011

    5:00 – 6:00 pm.

    Kennedy Commons


    Dr. Pierce will present


    The Body in the Woods.”


    Dr. Pierce is an adjunct lecturer at both San Jose State University and Santa Clara University where she teaches Introduction to Forensic Anthropology. She is the Consultant in Forensic Anthropology at the Santa Clara Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office and regularly consults with other law enforcement organizations in the identification of skeletal material.  Dr. Pierce will explore how forensic anthropologists really identify skeletonized human remains, as well as discuss whether these processes are accurately depicted on television shows and in the print media.  Essentially, Dr. Pierce will take you from the discovery of human remains through the many steps toward a positive identification.


    Snacks and refreshments will be provided.


    Department of Anthropology

    500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, California 95053-0261

    408-554-2794  FAX 408-554-4189

  •  Complexes with few triangles and random groups

    Speaker: Eric Babson, UC Davis

    Tuesday May 24, O'Connor 207

    Title: Complexes with few triangles and random groups

    Abstract: If every subcomplex of a two dimensional simplicial complex has too few triangles to be a torus then the complex has the topological type of some circles, spheres and projective planes. This topological fact arises in the study of random complexes and turns out to control the behavior of the fundamental group. The analogous situation in which the subcomplexes have too few edges to be a torus is not understood. This type of complex occurs in the study of clique complexes of random graphs and the analogous topological restriction would yield results about their fundamental groups.

  •  Nanoscience

    Nanoscience Seminar

    Gang-Yu Liu, University of California - Davis

    May 20, 2011; 4pm-5pm, Alumni Science 120

  •  Physics Colloquia

    May 16 4:00 - 5:00 Location TBD

    Marilyn Vogel, NASA Ames: Astrobiology

  •  Logical Methods in Graph Coloring

    Tuesday May 3, O'Connor 207

    Speaker: Hongde Hu, CSU Monterey Bay

    Title:Logical Methods in Graph Coloring

    Abstract: This talk attempts to give a general notion of the totality in order to study the extremal problem and the coloring problem. We will discuss various total properties in Linear Logic and Graph Theory.
    The presentation will be accessible to undergraduates, especially Mathematics and Computer Science majors.

  •  Bioorganic Chemistry Seminar

    Bioorganic Chemistry Seminar

    James Nowick, University of California, Irvine

    April 29, 2011; 4pm-5pm, Alumni Science 120

  •  Sustainability Teach-in

    Sustainability Teach-in

    April 19-20, 2011

    A series of coordinated panel discussions, open forums, and classroom workshops on sustainability and environmental justice across the University.

    Faculty are strongly encouraged to take their classes to any of the Open Classrooms. To ensure adequate space for your students, please RSVP with the lecturer prior to the event.

  •  Sustainability Art Show

    Sustainability Art Show

    March 28-May 21

    Harrington Learning Commons Second Floor

    Reception on April 7th 5pm-6:30pm

    Sustainability Art Show
  •  Activist Scholarship

    Activist Scholarship:

    Antiracism, Feminism, and Social Change

    With professor Julia Sudbury, Mills College

    Thursday, April 7th, 4-5:30pm

    St. Clare Reading Room—Learning Commons

  •  Religious Studies Newsletter

    Check out the new Religious Studies newsletter!

  •  The Plaza and the Grid

    Santa Clara University Medieval and Renaissance Studies Programs Presents

    The Plaza and the Grid: Contact and Conflict in the Shaping of Cities of the Hispanic World

    A lecture by Dr. Jesus Escobar, Professor of Architectural History, Northwestern University

    Thursday, May 19 @ 4:00 pm

    Lucas Hall, Room 209

    For more information please contact Blake de Maria (

  •  Sociology Alumni Newsletter

    Sociology Alumni visit SCU to inspire our current students on Career paths.

  •  38th Annual Western Departments of Sociology and Anthropology Undergraduate Research Conference

    Saturday, April 9, 2011

    This Conference is the oldest such conference in the country. The purpose of the conference is to provide a forum in which undergraduates doing original research can share their findings and ideas with students from other colleges and universities. In fact, some students have traveled to Santa Clara from as far away as New York and New Jersey, attesting to the unique opportunity this conference provides.

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