Mission Matters

  • Stress and the butterfly effect

    Stress and the butterfly effect

    Beetles, proteins, and a Fulbright take biologist Elizabeth Dahlhoff to Finland.

    Summer 2011

  • Water, water everywhere

    Water, water everywhere

    Ed Maurer has a well-earned reputation as an expert on sustainable water resources development. This year, add to that honors as a Google Fellow and Fulbright Fellow.

    Summer 2011

  • Dr. Hall of Fame

    Dr. Hall of Fame

    Terry Shoup M.A. ’02 honored as a Silicon Valley great.

    Summer 2011

  • Call her Commissioner

    Call her Commissioner

    Catherine J. K. Sandoval joins the California Public Utilities Commission.

    Summer 2011

  • The big draw

    The big draw

    The California Citizens Redistricting Commission is remaking the maps by which politicians are elected. And legal scholar Angelo Ancheta is in the thick of it.

    Summer 2011

  • Serial start-up sensation

    Serial start-up sensation

    Diane Keng ’14—a veteran entrepreneur at 19.

    Summer 2011

  • Launched! Startup Expo beta

    Launched! Startup Expo beta

    The student-led Startup Expo brings entrepreneurship and internship together on the Mission Campus.

    Summer 2011

  • Together for the long haul

    Together for the long haul

    Laurie Laird ’87 honored as a California leader in service learning.

    Summer 2011

  • Make it real

    Make it real

    A new class in “Law and Social Justice” brings the stuff of legal seminars into the undergrad classroom—and sends students out into the community to understand where theory meets the street.

    Summer 2011

  • Top teaching scholars

    Top teaching scholars

    Honoring teaching, research, and service to the University in 2010

    Spring 2011

Summer 2014

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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.