Innovations

  • How’s the water?

    How’s the water?

    A lab on a chip helps provide the answer—which is a matter of life and death when the question is whether drinking water contains arsenic.

    Summer 2014

  • Radiant house

    Radiant house

    Building a house for the 2013 Solar Decathlon. That, and changing the world.

    Spring 2014

  • For the record

    For the record

    As California grapples with a historic drought, state officials are asking residents to conserve water—something Santa Clara has been working on for the past decade. Here’s where efforts stand.

    Spring 2014

  • Cultivating compassion

    Cultivating compassion

    What do we mean when we talk about ethics and compassion in business? In a visit to Santa Clara, the Dalai Lama suggested three things to keep in mind.

  • Training entrepreneurs to save the world

    Training entrepreneurs to save the world

    Business incubator programs at Jesuit universities help social entrepreneurs alleviate poverty and provide lifesaving solutions.

  • The Materializer

    The Materializer

    At age 18, Brienne Ghafourifar ’12 raised a million bucks for her startup. Prepare to Entefy.

    Winter 2014

  • Building walls, breaking down barriers

    Building walls, breaking down barriers

    Some might think there’s nothing a 75-year-old Jesuit priest can teach a bunch of college kids when it comes to technology. They haven’t met James Reites, S.J., MST ’71.

  • A radiant send-off

    A radiant send-off

    As October’s Solar Decathlon competition draws closer, SCU’s Radiant House is nearly ready for its day in the sun.

  • To catch a thief

    To catch a thief

    A young mathematician at SCU has helped equip police in Santa Cruz and L.A. with an algorithm that predicts where crimes might happen next. Is this the future of policing?

    Winter 2013

  • We, robots

    We, robots

    Adventures with the Robotics Systems Laboratory by land, sea, and sky. And in orbit.

    Fall 2012

Summer 2014

Table of contents

Features

A day with the Dalai Lama

High-spirited and hushed moments from Feb. 24: a day to talk about business, ethics, compassion.

The Catholic writer today

Poet and former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Dana Gioia argues that Catholic writers must renovate and reoccupy their own tradition.

Our stories and the theatre of awe

Pulitzer Prize–winning author Marilynne Robinson speaks about grace, discernment, and being a modern believer.

Mission Matters

What would the next generation say?

Hossam Baghat, one of Egypt’s leading human rights activists, was awarded the 2014 Katharine and George Alexander Law Prize for his work defending human rights.

Breaking records on the maplewood

Scoring 40 points in one game. And besting Steve Nash’s freshman year.

How's the water?

A lab on a chip helps provide the answer—which is a matter of life and death when the question is whether drinking water contains arsenic.