Mission Matters

  • Teaching awards

    Teaching awards

    Research, teaching, and service to the University are endeavors we like to see recognized. One of the places that happens is at the faculty awards dinner in September. Here are this year’s honorees.

    Winter 2014

  • For your mental improvement

    For your mental improvement

    The first literary mag in the West marks a major milestone. Born as The Owl and rechristened The Santa Clara Review, it’s now (probably) in its 100th volume. Plus, some 19th-century archives have just been digitized for you to explore online.

    Winter 2014

  • 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

Summer 2014

Table of contents

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.