Features

  • 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.

  • The Fixer

    The Fixer

    Santa Clara's first female valedictorian becomes UC's first female president. Can she help fix the system?

  • Egyptian protests built on a computer format

    Egyptian protests built on a computer format

    Computer engineering professor Ahmed Amer argues that the anti-Morsi petition gatherers in Egypt functioned like a distributed computing system—and that's why they were so effective.

  • Powering the search for more women in tech

    Powering the search for more women in tech

    Internet ethicist Irina Raicu J.D. ’09 considers Google’s attempt to recruit more women engineers.

  • A million to one

    A million to one

    SCU alumni came through in record numbers to win a $1 million gift for the University.

  • Daniel Nava’s road to relevance

    Daniel Nava’s road to relevance

    Having faced adversity throughout his life, Daniel Nava stayed resilient and is having a breakout year with the Boston Red Sox.

  • A responsibility to act

    A responsibility to act

    Do something, engage, commit to the responsibility of keeping America vibrant and strong, says former secretary of defense Leon Panetta ’60, J.D. ’63 in his 2013 Santa Clara commencement address.

  • The frontier in our backyard

    The frontier in our backyard

    At a daylong immersion, nine SCU leaders learn how the University can build bridges to disadvantaged community neighbors.

  • Our infrastructure isn't ready for climate change

    Our infrastructure isn't ready for climate change

    Extreme weather events are creating more pressure on an aging American infrastructure. Two professors argue that it's time for a major investment.

  • Sprinksing into action

    Sprinksing into action

    Students come together to thank donors on the first annual “Sprinksgiving” event.

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.