• The thin gray line

    The thin gray line

    The Mission Campus recently played host to brain injury experts, along with former 49ers Brent Jones ’85 and Ronnie Lott, as they examined the crisis of sports concussions.

  • (Not) taking leave

    (Not) taking leave

    Fearing resentment from colleagues, employees are less likely to take advantage of work/family policies, says communication professor Justin Boren.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Fixer

    The Fixer

    Santa Clara's first female valedictorian becomes UC's first female president. Can she help fix the system?

  • Egyptian protests built on a computer format

    Egyptian protests built on a computer format

    Computer engineering professor Ahmed Amer argues that the anti-Morsi petition gatherers in Egypt functioned like a distributed computing system—and that's why they were so effective.

  • Powering the search for more women in tech

    Powering the search for more women in tech

    Internet ethicist Irina Raicu J.D. ’09 considers Google’s attempt to recruit more women engineers.

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.