Mission Matters

  • A sight of innocence

    A sight of innocence

    George Souliotes went to prison for three life sentences after he was convicted of arson and murder. Twenty years later, he’s out—after the Northern California Innocence Project proved he didn’t do it.

    Winter 2014

  • Patent trolls, beware

    Patent trolls, beware

    The White House has brought on SCU’s Colleen Chien, a leading expert in patent law, as senior advisor.

    Winter 2014

  • Valleys of Amazement and Heart’s Delight

    Valleys of Amazement and Heart’s Delight

    With her latest work, The Valley of Amazement, just out, writer Amy Tan talks about how her first, groundbreaking novel, The Joy Luck Club, has its roots right here in Santa Clara.

    Winter 2014

  • All the ingredients

    All the ingredients

    James Lyons joins SCU as the new vice president for University Relations.

    Winter 2014

  • Enter here

    Enter here

    Palm Drive becomes a grand pedestrian promenade.

    Fall 2013

  • Graduation day highlights

    Graduation day highlights

    Commencement celebrations, plus addresses from former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta ’60, J.D. ’63 and the chief legal officer of Google, David Drummond ’85.

    Fall 2013

  • She runs the game

    She runs the game

    Julie Johnston ’14 makes Glamour magazine’s list of top 10 college women.

    Fall 2013

  • Santa Clara snapshot: 1963

    Santa Clara snapshot: 1963

    Willie Mays and the Giants at Buck Shaw Stadium, a commencement address by Alfred Hitchcock, and the fastest Bronco to complete a 50-mile hike.

    Fall 2013

  • New to the board

    New to the board

    Three new members and one ex-officio member were elected to SCU’s Board of Trustees this spring.

    Fall 2013

  • New from SCU faculty

    New from SCU faculty

    Gordon Young writes about rebuilding in his hometown of Flint, Mich., Kirk Glaser co-edits New California Writing, and more.

    Fall 2013

Spring 2014

Table of contents

Features

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.