Alumni, Books & Arts

  • Welcome to Citizenville

    Welcome to Citizenville

    Who published the one book on government in 2013 that conservative firebrand Newt Gingrich told all true believers that they should read? Well, the author is now lieutenant governor of California. Before that, he was mayor of San Francisco. That’s right: It’s Gavin Newsom ’89.

    Winter 2014

  • New books by alumni

    New books by alumni

    Tales woven across nations and generations by Khaled Hosseini ’88, a true crime memoir by Dennis Walsh J.D. 82, and other nonfiction and fiction offerings.

    Fall 2013

  • The Psylodelic Era

    The Psylodelic Era

    Jorma Kaukonen ’64 is paying tribute to the sounds and styles of the late 60s with his newly opened Psylodelic Gallery.

  • Viral Zealot

    Viral Zealot

    He has a brand-new top-selling book, but viral internet fame is pushing Reza Aslan ’95 even further into the spotlight.

  • Miller's Tale

    Miller's Tale

    To tell the story of Bob Miller ’67 is to tell the coming-of-age tale of Las Vegas itself. And it’s the chronicle of a man who served a decade as governor of Nevada. Quite a journey for the son of an illegal bookie from Chicago.

    Spring/Summer 2013

  • Six questions for Governor Bob

    Six questions for Governor Bob

    Nevada's former governor talks politics, family, and how the past is never really past. Which is why his new memoir—also the epic tale of Las Vegas—is called Son of a Gambling Man.

  • New books by alumni

    New books by alumni

    James W. Douglass '60 researches the murder of Gandhi, Joe Wolff '67, M.A. '72 offers up a delectable guide to the cafes of San Francisco, Gary Keister '62 summons up the landscapes and seascapes of the Northwest, and more.

    Winter 2013

  • Meeting the assassin with love

    Meeting the assassin with love

    In his new book, Jim Douglass '60 writes about Gandhi and his mission for peace through nonviolence.

  • Elemental

    Elemental

    Fate and design, weather and the story of beauty: painting as a way of life for Mark Alsterlind '76

    Summer 2012

  • New books by alumni

    New books by alumni

    Dante "Dan" Pastorini '71 reveals his past "fast-lane lifestyle" and his journey to a better self in his book Taking Flak: My Life in the Fast Lane.

    Summer 2012

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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.