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  •  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.

  •  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

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