• A sight of innocence

    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.

    Winter 2014

  • Patent trolls, beware

    Patent trolls, beware

    The White House has brought on SCU’s Colleen Chien, a leading expert in patent law, as senior advisor.

    Winter 2014

  • Valleys of Amazement and Heart’s Delight

    Valleys of Amazement and Heart’s Delight

    With her latest work, The Valley of Amazement, just out, writer Amy Tan talks about how her first, groundbreaking novel, The Joy Luck Club, has its roots right here in Santa Clara.

    Winter 2014

  • All the ingredients

    All the ingredients

    James Lyons joins SCU as the new vice president for University Relations.

    Winter 2014

  • The Materializer

    The Materializer

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

    Winter 2014

  • Then and Now

    Then and Now

    Study abroad turns 50. Happy birthday! Come celebrate with us on a trip to England in summer 2014.

    Winter 2014

  • New books by alumni

    New books by alumni

    With The Circus that Ran Away with a Jesuit Priest, Nick Weber pens a meditative and humorous memoir about the two callings he heard: the Jesuit order and the circus.

    Winter 2014
     

  • Obituaries

    Obituaries

    So Long, Bill Adams '37 and Professor Emeritus of Law Howard Anawalt. Plus tributes to other faculty, staff, and students we've lost in recent months.

    Winter 2014

     

  • Conversations worth having

    Conversations worth having

    You see those two words on the cover—Faith, Politics. Let's talk about where they meet and part, in the past and present: from the time of the historic Jesus to Government 2.0. And other conversations worth having.

    Winter 2014

  • Letters

    Letters

    Readers write: three cheers for the successful completion of the Leavey Challenge, hurrah for 25 years of photos by Charles Barry, and comments on Janet Napolitano ’79 becoming president of the University of California system.

    Winter 2014

Summer 2014

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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.