Two new Jesuits on board

by Steven Boyd Saum |

John P. Koeplin, S.J.

Courtesy Roger de la Rosa, S.J.

Associate professor of accounting in the School of Business and Management at the University of San Francisco.
Fr. Koeplin was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1991. He is a certified public accountant and holds a B.A. in accounting from San Jose State University, an M.A. in divinity and theology from the Regis School of Theology, an MBA in taxation from Golden Gate University, and a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of North Texas.

Gilbert Sunghera, S.J.

Photo by Will Crocker

Assistant professor of architecture at the University of Detroit Mercy and director of UDM Liturgical Space Consulting Service.
Fr. Sunghera holds a B.A. in social ecology from the University of California, Irvine; a master of architecture from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; a master of divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley; and a master of Sacred Theology from the Institute of Sacred Music, Worship, and the Arts, Yale University.

Spring 2014

Table of contents


Radiant house

Building a house for the 2013 Solar Decathlon. That, and changing the world.

Américas cuisine

Telling a delicious tale of food and family with chef David Cordúa ’04.

Lessons from the field

Taut and tranquil moments in Afghanistan—an essay in words and images.

Mission Matters

Carried with compassion

The Dalai Lama’s first visit to Santa Clara.

Farther afield

Building safer houses in Ecuador. Research on capuchin monkeys in Costa Rica. Helping empower girls in The Gambia. And this is just the beginning for the Johnson Scholars Program.

What connects us

The annual State of the University address, including some fabulous news for the arts and humanities. And the announcement of Santa Clara 2020, a new vision for the University.