Faculty

  • The Winter's Tale: an interview with Judith Dunbar

    The Winter's Tale: an interview with Judith Dunbar

    Shakespeare scholar Judith Dunbar on the Bard and tragicomedy, strong women, and stage direction. An interview by Jon Teel '12.

    Winter 2012 | BOOKS

  • Future imperfect

    Future imperfect

    Gen-Xers and Millennials unite! As journalist Barbara Kelley '70 shows in the book she co-authored with her daughter, you have nothing to lose but your angst over not having it all.

    Winter 2012 | BOOKS

  • How does Apple do it?

    How does Apple do it?

    Assistant Professor of Psychology Katerina Bezrukova finds that work-related conflicts can help solidify a climate of creativity.  

  • No, Social Security is not a Ponzi scheme

    No, Social Security is not a Ponzi scheme

    Economics professor Alexander Field offers his opinion on Social Security in an op-ed for McClatchy Newspapers, republished here.    

  • Sisters act

    Sisters act

    Nuns have increasingly become either icons of Old Catholicism or strangely dressed figures good for nostalgic laughs. Michael T. Whalen aims to set a few things right in his new documentary.

    Fall 2011

  • Faith seeking understanding

    Faith seeking understanding

    Sandra Schneiders, I.H.M, says the issue of the Resurrection is often skirted in theology, and yet it’s arguably the most central tenet of the Christian faith.

    Fall 2011

  • Grotesque advertising stimulates creativity and pocketbooks

    Grotesque advertising stimulates creativity and pocketbooks

    Grotesque advertising is seductive because it allows viewers to think more, says researcher Ed McQuarrie.

    Fall 2011

  • What do investors really want?

    What do investors really want?

    Renowned behavioral finance expert Meir Statman reveals how our desires shape our actions when it comes to investing. (Hint: It’s not just money that we’re after.)

    Summer 2011

  • Stress and the butterfly effect

    Stress and the butterfly effect

    Beetles, proteins, and a Fulbright take biologist Elizabeth Dahlhoff to Finland.

    Summer 2011

  • Water, water everywhere

    Water, water everywhere

    Ed Maurer has a well-earned reputation as an expert on sustainable water resources development. This year, add to that honors as a Google Fellow and Fulbright Fellow.

    Summer 2011

Winter 2014

Table of contents

Features

Rise up, my love

There are the sanctuaries built for worship—and that carry beauty and grace for all to see. Then there are the improvised places of faith, perhaps more subtle in how they speak to the wonder worked there.

The chaplain is in the House

With the way things have gone recently in Congress, looking to the heavens for some help and guidance might seem like a very good idea. In fact, that’s what Pat Conroy, S.J., M.Div. ’83 is there to do.

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.

Mission Matters

Goooaal!

Women’s soccer wins the West Coast Conference championship.

Patent trolls, beware

The White House has brought on SCU’s Colleen Chien, a leading expert in patent law, as senior advisor.

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.