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Year 2009 Images

Listed in reverse chronological order, with links to full-size images (where available) and associated news releases.

One alumna and a current MBA student were among the 13 Bay Area Bhangra Empire dancers invited to the first State Dinner at the White House Nov. 24
One alumna and a current MBA student were among the 13 Bay Area Bhangra Empire dancers invited to the first State Dinner at the White House Nov. 24

Getting Their Bhangra On at the White House: Two Broncos Led a Punjabi Bhangra Dance Group to Give a "Once in a Lifetime" Performance

Two SCU Broncos were part of history last month: Bringing the traditional Punjabi folk dance called Bhangra to the White House, on the occasion of the first state dinner given by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

Team California Wins Third Place in the 2009 Solar Decathlon

Team California is getting its day in the sun, after winning second place in engineering and third place overall at the U.S. Department of Energy's 2009 Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C.

And They're Off!

The long days, weeks, and months of heavy lifting, sawing, and hammering have paid off for Santa Clara University and California College of the Arts students who spent their spring quarter and summer vacation building an 800-square-foot house. The students said goodbye to their solar-powered home on Sept. 15, as they watched the trucks carrying it drive off campus and head to Washington, D.C.

Santa Clara University Biology Major Named Top Cadet at Warrior Forge Training for Future Army Officers

Biology major and incoming senior Benny Tran was honored as the top cadet in his regiment at the Leader Development and Assessment Course in Ft. Lewis, Wash., earlier this summer. Tran was among thousands of Army ROTC students training and testing at the 29-day program required for cadets to become Army lieutenants.

John Chambers
John Chambers

Cisco Chairman Urges Santa Clara University's Class of 2009 to Embrace Change

In his commencement speech to the undergraduate graduating class of 2009, Chambers urged students to leverage their degree, embrace change, and take chances in their careers.

Jeffrey Skoll
Jeffrey Skoll

Live Up to Your Own Legacy, eBay Founding President Jeffrey Skoll Tells Santa Clara University Graduate Degree Recipients.

Jeffery Skoll told Santa Clara graduate students to accomplish their generation's "moonshot".

Bob Finocchio
Bob Finocchio

Robert J. Finocchio Jr. Elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Santa Clara University

Robert Finocchio, corporate director, venture capitalist, private investor and executive professor of management, was elected to chairman of the Santa Clara board.

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Stevenson220

Speak Up In the Face of Appalling Silences, Celebrated Human Rights Lawyer Tells Santa Clara University School of Law 2009 Graduating Class

Byron Stevenson, founder and executive director of Alabama-based Equal Justice Initiative told Santa Clara law graduates to "speak up in the face of appalling silences".

Ben Snyder Headshot
Ben Snyder Headshot

Santa Clara University Triple Major Wins Fulbright Teaching Award

Santa Clara University senior and triple-major Benjamin Snyder has won a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to teach English in Saxony in the former East Germany after graduation.

Inauguration day
Inauguration day

Michael E. Engh, S.J., Becomes Santa Clara University's 28th President

Amid colorful banners and reminders to protect the needy in the global quest for sustainability, Michael E. Engh, S.J. became Santa Clara University's 28th president Friday morning.

Students Brandon Douglass, Adam Birnbaum, and Ann Marie Ursini
Students Brandon Douglass, Adam Birnbaum, and Ann Marie Ursini

Santa Clara University Law Students Win First Round of International Moot Court Competition

A team of three Santa Clara University School of Law students beat nine schools' teams to take first place in the North American preliminary round of the prestigious International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition held at Pace University School of Law. The team, along with second-place Yale Law School, will now travel to The Hague to compete in the final international round against eighteen other teams from around the world Feb. 15 - 20.

Fr. Michael Engh starts his term as 28th president at Santa Clara University

Michael Engh, S.J., distinguished historian and Jesuit priest, took office as the 28th president of Santa Clara University on Jan. 1, 2009.

Obama Picks Leon Panetta, Santa Clara University Alum, as CIA Director

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