• Our stories and the theatre of awe

    Our stories and the theatre of awe

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

  • The Catholic writer today

    The Catholic writer today

    Dana Gioia writes about matters of faith, writing, creativity, and courage. And he argues that Catholic writers must renovate and reoccupy their own tradition.

  • A cut to California’s future

    A cut to California’s future

    The Cal Grant program, which has provided funding for more than 2.3 million students in the state since it was launched, is in jeopardy.

  • Degnan's rules

    Degnan's rules

    James Degnan taught, ripped, cajoled, and inspired generations of Santa Clara writing students—all in his own discomforting style.

  • The what, the how, and the where to

    The what, the how, and the where to

    In his annual State of the University address, President Michael Engh, S.J., detailed three themes that connect the University to its broader communities—and help determine where it’s headed.

  • A Bronco for life

    A Bronco for life

    Women’s soccer coach Jerry Smith inks a seven-year contract to remain at SCU.

  • 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.

  • Light and beauty that transcend time and space

    Light and beauty that transcend time and space

    Step inside the planned Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building: a place to make art, study its history, and, through virtual-reality technology, explore the whole blessed world.

  • Business, ethics, and compassion

    Business, ethics, and compassion

    Religious studies professor David Gray discusses teachings on ethics, compassion, and business ahead of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's visit to the Mission campus.

  • Finding awakening in all things

    Finding awakening in all things

    Ignatian spirituality and Tibetan Buddhism are distinct traditions but their core teachings reveal a spiritual kinship on finding the divine in all things, says scholar Thomas Cattoi.

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.