Features

  • Politics and the ethics of dialogue

    Politics and the ethics of dialogue

    Michael McCarthy, S.J., suggests open use of scripture from all sacred texts may be the key to overcoming divisiveness in public discourse.

  • Political storytelling and "Muslim rage"

    Political storytelling and "Muslim rage"

    Reza Aslan '95 talks to SCM about the Arab Spring, reaction to the hateful "film" Innocence of Muslims, and Newsweek's recent "Muslim Rage" cover.

  • Chemical kinetics

    Chemical kinetics

    This molecular biologist traded the lab for the gridiron. The latest test for Jason Tarver '97: turning around the Oakland Raiders defense.

  • An All-American comes home

    An All-American comes home

    After a trade to the San Jose Earthquakes, Mehdi Ballouchy is returning to his hometown crowd at Buck Shaw Stadium.

  • 10 life-or-death lessons for social entrepreneurs

    10 life-or-death lessons for social entrepreneurs

    Global Social Benefit Incubator co-founder Al Bruno shares his top ten tips for entrepreneurs developing their business plan.

  • Where the sea meets the sky

    Where the sea meets the sky

    Dazzling portraits from the deep—in a new photo exhibit at San Francisco International Airport by Susan Middleton '70.

  • Second chance

    Second chance

    Matt Madigan ’93 heads to the Olympics for the second time.

  • West African Friday nights

    West African Friday nights

    SCU photography professor David Pace received Daylight's 2011 Work-in-Process prize for his work on Friday night dance parties in the West African village of Bereba.

  • Moving back west

    Moving back west

    After a trade to the LA Lakers, Steve Nash '96 is returning to California for the first time since 1996.

  • 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.

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.