Academics & Research

  • Educated admissions

    Educated admissions

    Harold Gutmann, 2 Sep 2015

    After 15 years as SCU’s dean of undergraduate admission, Sandra Hayes can shed light on important trends in how the application process works. And on how some schools might get it wrong.  

  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    Christine Long Brunkhorst '83, 19 Aug 2015

    Fr. Ted Rynes was more than a professor and a college advisor. He was a beacon that showed students the way to learn and write and live.

  • Barcelona Siesta

    Barcelona Siesta

    Maya Kroth ’01, 1 Jul 2015

    On a Fulbright to Spain, in pursuit of the meaning of sleep. In the 21st century, it’s not what it used to be.

  • Taste for Yourself

    Taste for Yourself

    Harold Gutmann, 1 Jul 2015

    Taste for yourself what flavors Cuban food on the island. Listen to stories from the street. Walk the rows of a farm. You might learn a few things that textbooks and statistics and crafted political messages don’t reveal. “That is the whole reason behind experiential learning,” says Greg Baker, who led a group of 14 undergraduates to western Cuba in September.

  • Atom and Molecules

    Atom and Molecules

    SCM Staff, 1 Jul 2015

    Chemist to chemist: welcoming Deborah C. Tahmassebi as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences—and thanking W. Atom Yee for a decade at the helm.

  • Dean Biz

    Dean Biz

    SCM Staff, 1 Jul 2015

    Caryn Beck-Dudley takes the wheel as dean of the Leavey School of Business.

  • No free lunch

    No free lunch

    Leon Neyfakh, 5 May 2015

    Here’s a solution to prison overcrowding, says law professor W. David Ball: Make prosecutors answer for the cost of incarceration.

  • May the Rhodes rise to meet you

    May the Rhodes rise to meet you

    Jeff Gire, 1 Feb 2015

    On the road with Aven Satre-Meloy ’13: Turkey on a Fulbright, the White House for an internship, and heading to Oxford as SCU’s newest Rhodes Scholar

    Winter 2015

  • Tune it in

    Tune it in

    Danae Stahlnecker ’15 and Leah Gonzalez ’14, 1 Feb 2015

    Curbing diabetes, reaching across cultures with a ukulele, and understanding a plant-insect arms race—six recent graduates embark on research and teaching fellowships through the Fulbright program and the National Science Foundation.

    Winter 2015

  • Water, water, anywhere?

    Water, water, anywhere?

    Heidi Williams ’06, 19 Nov 2014

    Engineering's Edwin Maurer, internationally renowned expert on climate change, discusses California's drought and how we can move to a more sustainable future.