Innovations

  • 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

  • Sarah Kate Wilson vs. Godzilla

    Sarah Kate Wilson vs. Godzilla

    An engineering professor tackles big problems—like attracting more women to her field and transferring mountains of data through the air.

    Fall 2012

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.