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  •  Sustainability at SCU

    "Meeting the needs of the present without comprromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs "

    Santa Clara University is dedicated to improving the environmental sustainability of our community. We are using a combination of Environmental Stewardship, Education, and Service to achieve this goal. Read our Comprehensive Policy on Sustainability.


    A Comprehensive Policy on Sustainability at Santa Clara University

    As a Jesuit and Catholic University, we have the responsibility to provide leadership in developing a more sustainable way of living. By embracing sustainability, the University furthers its mission to act as a voice of reason, conscience, and service to society. The following statements affirm SCU’s commitment to a more sustainable way of living through environmental stewardship, education, and service.

  •  Gerald and Sally DeNardo Lectureship


    5th April , Tuesday 2011
    7:00 pm

    Recital Hall


    Music and dance Building

    Superb talent Emma Thompson puts in a tour de force as a renowned professor approaching 50 who is diagnosed with stage IV ovarian cancer. She agrees to a radical and painful treatment, and the film follows the effects on her body and mind. Her emotions range from joy at her reactions to her various predicaments to fear at the prospect of facing such a difficult death. Even throughout her painful treatment, all of her thoughts and relationships are handled with a sense of "wit." Talkback immediately following the film. 7 p.m., Recital Hall, Music & Dance Building, free.

  •  Contemplative Practices in Action: Spirituality, Meditation, and Health

    Tuesday,1st March, 2011, 12:00 noon
    Wiegand Room
    Arts & Sciences Building

    DeNardo Dialogue: A presentation and conversation featuring Santa Clara University Professor of Psychology, Tom Plante. In a world of continuing stress and nonstop sensory input, the one thing that seems increasingly elusive is peace of mind. Contemplative practices, from meditation to Zen, are growing in popularity as methods to inspire physical and mental health. Contemplative Practices in Action, edited by Dr. Plante, presents information about contemplative practices from various spiritual and religious traditions, with insights to contemplative methods that are practiced across cultures, religions, and socioeconomic groups. Director of the Spirituality and Health Institute at Santa Clara, Dr. Plante is also adjunct clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. 12 noon, Wiegand Room, Arts & Sciences Building, free.

  •  Theatre Event : Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekov

    Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekov, adaption by David Mamet

    25th Febrauary ,Friday,  2011 8:00 pm
    Center of Performing arts
    This comedy about a family living in the backwaters of 19th Century pre-revolutionary Imperial Russia has proven to be one of the most enduring plays ever seen throughout the world. It has been translated into many languages and presented in many countries in a variety of ways. Our production uses a recent adaptation/translation by David Mamet, one of America's foremost and prominent modern playwrights.

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  •  Music: Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado"

    16th April ,Saturday, 2011 2:00 pm
    15th April , Friday, 2011 8:00 pm
    17th April ,Sunday, 2011 2:00 pm
    16th April , Saturday, 2011 2:00 pm
    Music and Dance Facility
    Recital Hall


    Among the most popular operettas of all time, The Mikado leads the line of audience appeal from Gilbert and Sullivan. Join the spirited cast of SCU Opera students under the direction of Nancy Wait-Kromm and Barbara Murray in this melodious fantasy of songs and humor.

  •  Music at Noon

    Liliane Cromer, Mezzo Soprano

    9th March 2011, Wednesday
    12:00 noon
    Music and Dance Facility
    Recital Hall

    Liliane Cromer, Mezzo Soprano, is a native from France where she graduated from the Université des Sciences Humaines and the Conservatoire de Musique, both in Strasbourg, France. She continued her musical education in the United States and received her Master of Music in Vocal Performance at San Jose State University. She is currently on the vocal faculty at Santa Clara University.

  •  Music: Take Two: Jazz Ensemble and Concert Band

    8th March, 2011, Tuesday
    8:00 pm
    Mayer Theatre

    Join the SCU Jazz Ensemble and the SCU concert band in their second concert of the season under the direction of Bob Moorefield, Director of University Bands, as they fill the Mayer Theater with musical hits from the big band era and famous repertoire from the American tradition of the concert band.

  •  Faculty Recital Series

    An Afternoon of Songs from Yesterday - Nancy Wait-Kromm

    6th March 2011,Sunday
    2:00 pm
    Music and Dance Facility
    Recital Hall

  •  Music: Winter Choral Concert

    4th March 2011, Friday
    7:30 pm
    Mission Church.

    Join Professor Ryan James Brandau and the singers of Santa Clara Concert Choir and Chamber Singers as they fill the Mission Church with glorious music for a spring evening. The program features masterpieces from the great a cappella choral tradition.

  •  Music at Noon: The Mikado - A Preview

    2nd March 2011, Wednesday
    12:00 noon
    Music and Dance Facility
    Recital Hall

    Santa Clara University students will preview selections from the Gilbert and Sullivan opera, The Mikado.

  •  Music: James Welch: The Best of Bach

    27th February 2011, Sunday
    2:00 pm
    Mission Church

    James Welch, music faculty member at SCU, presents a varied program of Bach's finest works for the organ, including Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue in C Major; Sonata in E-flat Major; Concerto in G Major; Toccata in F Major; Fantaisie in G Major; and the Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor. The resonant acoustics of the Mission Church provide an ideal environment for the music of the Master.

  •  Music: The Wild West: SCU Orchestra

    26th February 2011, Saturday
    7:30 pm
    Mission Church

    Wear your ten-gallon hat and chaps to this one! SCU's orchestra brings the spirit of the old west to the Mission Church with music of cowboys, pioneer dances, and the Grand Canyon. Featuring J. Williams' The Cowboys Overture, Copland's "Saturday Night Waltz" and "Hoedown" from Rodeo, and Coolidge's Pioneer Dances.

  •  Music at Noon

    Brian Thorsett and Teresa McCollough

    23rd February 2011, Wednesday
    12:00 noon
    Music and Dance Facility
    Recital Hall

    Since taking to the operatic stage in 2001, tenor Brian Thorsett has been seen and heard in over 70 diverse operatic roles, ranging from Monteverdi to Britten, back to Rameau and ahead again to works composed especially for his talents. He will be joined by SCU faculty Teresa McCullough on piano.

  •  Mathematics/CS Colloquium Series Winter 2011

    Title: Geometreks

    Speaker: Ivars Peterson, MAA Director of Publications and Communications

    Thursday, February 24, 2011
    3:50 pm
    O'Connor 206

    Abstract: Few people expect to encounter mathematics on a visit to an art gallery or even a walk down a city street (or across campus). When we explore the world around us with mathematics in mind, however, we see the many ways in which mathematics can manifest itself, in streetscapes, sculptures, paintings, architectural structures, and more. This illustrated presentation offers illuminating glimpses of mathematics, from Euclidean geometry and normal distributions to Riemann sums and Moebius strips, as seen in a variety of structures and artworks in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Toronto, New Orleans, and many other locales.

  •  Mathematics/CS Colloquium Series Winter 2011

    Title: Discrete Volume Computations for Polytopes: An Invitation to Ehrhart Theory

    Speaker: Matthias Beck, San Francisco State University

    22nd February 2011, Tuesday
    3:50 pm
    O'Connor 207

    Abstract: Our goal is to compute the volume of certain easy (and fun!) geometric objects, called polytopes, which are fundamental in many areas of mathematics. Although polytopes have an easy description, e.g., using a linear system of equalities and inequalities, volume computation is hard even for these basic objects. Our approach is to compute the discrete volume of a polytope P, namely, the number of grid points that lie inside P, given a fixed grid in Euclidean space such as the set of all integer points. A theory initiated by Ehrhart implies that the discrete volume of a polytope has some remarkable properties. We will exemplify Ehrhart theory with the help of several families of polytopes whose discrete volumes are connected with some of our friends in various mathematical areas, such as binomial coefficients, Eulerian, Stirling, and Bernoulli numbers.

    This talk will be accessible to anybody who has finished the basic calculus and linear algebra courses. In particular, we will not assume that the audience knows the terms mentioned in this abstract, such as the concept of a polytope.

  •  Art Exhibit

    Non Sequitur art exhibit

    Bay Area Artist Julie Hughes will be on exhibit in the Art Department Gallery from February 14 through March 11, 2011

    The Artist's Reception will be on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 from 5-7 pm.

    Julie is currently a Lecturer in drawing and painting at SCU.

  •  2011 Austin J. Fagothey, SJ Philosophy Conference

    Adobe Lodge
    Please register early and reserve a place by contacting the Conference Director.

    Conference schedule

    8:15-9:00 am   Registration
    9:00-10:15 am   Nicholas D. Smith - Lewis and Clark College
    “Obey or Persuade”
    10:15-10:30 am   Break
    10:30-11:45 am   Mark McPherran - Simon Fraser University
    “Socrates’ Refutation of Gorgias: Gorgias 447c-461b”
    11:45 am-1:30 pm   Lunch Break
    1:30-2:45 pm   Paul B. Woodruff - The University of Texas at Austin
    “Eros Philosophos”
    2:45-4:00 pm   Hugh H. Benson - The University of Oklahoma
    “Learning from Others in the Socratic Dialogues”
    4:00-4:15 pm   Break
    4:15-5:30 pm   Debra Nails - Michigan State University
    “More to Method than Maieusis”


    Registration (includes coffee and soda): $20 Students: $5
    SCU Students, Faculty and Staff: Free

    Conference Director:  William Prior

    If you have a disability and require reasonable assistance at the event, please call the Philosophy Department at 408-554-4093 or California Relay at 800-735-2929 (TTY) one week prior to the event.

  •  WGST Winter Lunch Lecture

    WGST Alumni Panel: Law Professions

    Sarah Bonnel '07 Immigration Paralegal

    Morgan Forrest '93 Deputy District Attorney in Sacramento County

    Meg Hennessey '06 J.D. Candidate, 2011, Santa Clara University, School of Law

    Suzy Loftus '96 Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of California


    Wednesday, February 16

    11:45-1:00 P.M.

    Benson-Williman Room

  •  Biology Winter Seminar Series

    Disparities in Public Health

    4th March 2011, Friday
    2:30 to 3:30 pm
    Alumni Science 120

    Arnab Mukherjea
    University of California

  •  Biology Winter Seminar Series

    The Apgar score as a tool in perinatal epidemitology

    24th February 2011,Thursday
    2:30 to 3:30 pm
    Alumni Science 120

    Henry C.Lee
    University of California
    San Francisco

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