Books & Arts

  • Reading the way

    Reading the way

    Something to be thankful for: literacy and social good. The stories of Francisco Jiménez ’66 continue to inspire both.

  • All things are possible

    All things are possible

    The Valley of Amazement: Amy Tan talks about how her new novel came to be—and she discusses with writer Ron Hansen how Santa Clara figured into the origins of her groundbreaking first novel, The Joy Luck Club.

  • New from SCU faculty

    New from SCU faculty

    Gordon Young writes about rebuilding in his hometown of Flint, Mich., Kirk Glaser co-edits New California Writing, and more.

    Fall 2013

  • Yes We Cannes

    Yes We Cannes

    Jonathan Fung’s filmatic exploration of human trafficking makes its way to France’s premier film festival.

    Fall 2013

  • 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.

  • The music of geometry

    The music of geometry

    A new exhibit at the de Saisset Museum explores the workspace and methods of renowned sculptor Fletcher Benton.

  • When place means Flint

    When place means Flint

    Rust Belt prodigal Gordon Young discusses all things Flint as well as his new book Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City.

  • 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 test of the search

    The test of the search

    For photographer Wynn Bullock, the journey was all about the search. And a new exhibit at the de Saisset museum explores his travels.

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.