Mission Matters

  • For the record

    For the record

    Justin Gerdes, 15 Apr 2014

    As California grapples with a historic drought, state officials are asking residents to conserve water—something Santa Clara has been working on for the past decade. Here’s where efforts stand.

    Spring 2014

  • Light and beauty that transcend time and space

    Light and beauty that transcend time and space

    Patrick Dutcher, 15 Apr 2014

    Announcing the Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building: a place to make art, study its history, and through virtual reality technology explore the whole blessed world.

    Spring 2014

  • Ebullience in the Mission

    Ebullience in the Mission

    Steven Boyd Saum, 15 Apr 2014

    On April 25, the SCU Orchestra performs an Easter-inspired program in the Mission Church.

    Spring 2014

  • Another pull

    Another pull

    Sam Scott '96, 15 Apr 2014

    Muscle and oar and what moves them: day after day after day in the early morning hours, with men’s crew coach Jay Farwell ’94, J.D. ’01.

    Spring 2014

  • Goooaal!


    Sam Scott ’96, 15 Dec 2013

    Women’s soccer wins the West Coast Conference championship.

    Winter 2014

  • Teaching awards

    Teaching awards

    SCM, 15 Dec 2013

    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

    SCM, 15 Dec 2013

    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

    Sam Scott ’96, 15 Dec 2013

    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

    Deborah Lohse & Steven Boyd Saum, 15 Dec 2013

    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

    SCM, 15 Dec 2013

    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