Mission Matters

  • Up, up, and away

    Up, up, and away

    Further nanosatellite adventures in the cosmos—with SCU students at Mission Control.

    Fall 2011

  • A dazzling (and new!) first impression

    A dazzling (and new!) first impression

    Prepare to be dazzled by two new buildings rising on the Mission Campus: the Patricia A. and Stephen C. Schott Admission and Enrollment Services Building—and a brand new Graham Hall.

    Fall 2011

  • Sisters act

    Sisters act

    Nuns have increasingly become either icons of Old Catholicism or strangely dressed figures good for nostalgic laughs. Michael T. Whalen aims to set a few things right in his new documentary.

    Fall 2011

  • Faith seeking understanding

    Faith seeking understanding

    Sandra Schneiders, I.H.M, says the issue of the Resurrection is often skirted in theology, and yet it’s arguably the most central tenet of the Christian faith.

    Fall 2011

  • Santa Clara Snapshot: 2001

    Santa Clara Snapshot: 2001

    2001: Santa Clara celebrated its 150th year in June. That fall, the University mourned the victims of the September 11 attacks including student Deora Bodley and alumnus Lawrence Getzfred ’71.

    Fall 2011

  • Grotesque advertising stimulates creativity and pocketbooks

    Grotesque advertising stimulates creativity and pocketbooks

    Grotesque advertising is seductive because it allows viewers to think more, says researcher Ed McQuarrie.

    Fall 2011

  • Sweet Sixteen Season

    Sweet Sixteen Season

    In the season ending in April 2011, women’s rugby was ranked nationally for the first time since its establishment.

    Fall 2011

  • Putting cleantech on the map

    Putting cleantech on the map

    The Center for Science, Technology, and Society tracks where off-the-grid solutions are lighting the way—and providing clean energy for the underserved in North America and around the world.

    Fall 2011

  • Broncos win! Broncos win!

    Broncos win! Broncos win!

    Men’s basketball wins a postseason championship and finishes nationally ranked.

    Summer 2011

  • Service ace

    Service ace

    For volleyball phenom Tanya Schmidt ’12, her assists happen on the court, in the Tenderloin, and with missionaries in Peru.

    Summer 2011

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Features

A day with the Dalai Lama

High-spirited and hushed moments from Feb. 24: a day to talk about business, ethics, compassion.

The Catholic writer today

Poet and former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Dana Gioia argues that Catholic writers must renovate and reoccupy their own tradition.

Our stories and the theatre of awe

Pulitzer Prize–winning author Marilynne Robinson speaks about grace, discernment, and being a modern believer.

Mission Matters

What would the next generation say?

Hossam Baghat, one of Egypt’s leading human rights activists, was awarded the 2014 Katharine and George Alexander Law Prize for his work defending human rights.

Breaking records on the maplewood

Scoring 40 points in one game. And besting Steve Nash’s freshman year.

How's the water?

A lab on a chip helps provide the answer—which is a matter of life and death when the question is whether drinking water contains arsenic.