Mission Matters

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COMMENCEMENT

Santa Clara conferred degrees on a jubilant crowd of students at this year’s 160th commencement exercises.


Fr. Rewak 

ADMINISTRATION:
WELCOME HOME, FR. REWAK

SCU’s poet-president returns to the Mission Campus as chancellor.


Comings and Goings 

ADMINISTRATION:
COMINGS AND GOINGS

Welcome to a new provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, a new director for the Ignatian Center, and farewell to Don Dodson.


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CONSTRUCTION

A year from now, Santa Clara University will make a dazzling (and new!) first impression with two new buildings.


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ART

88 artists from 30 countries worked in media both ancient and new to create art inspired by the Dalai Lama. The exhibit, The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, will be on campus through December 14.


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SATELLITES

Further nanosatallite adventures in the cosmos—with SCU students at Mission Control. And breaking new ground in design for NASA.


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BOOKS

Alexander J. Field’s extraordinary work of economic history, A Great Leap Forward, and Jerome P. Baggett’s Sense of the Faithful are featured.


Film 

FILM

Nuns have increasingly become either icons of Old Catholicism or strangely dressed figures good for nostalgic laughs. Michael T. Whalen aims to set a few things right in his new documentary.


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ENERGY

Cleantech is put on the map as the Center for Science, Technology, and Society tracks where off-the-grid solutions are lighting the way.


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THEOLOGY

Sandra Schneiders, I.H.M, says the issue of the Resurrection is often skirted in theology, and yet it’s arguably the most central tenet of the Christian faith.


Sports 

SPORTS

In the season ending in April, women’s rugby is ranked nationally for the first time since its establishment.


Research 

RESEARCH

Grotesque advertising stimulates creativity and pocketbooks, says researcher Ed McQuarrie.


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SANTA CLARA SNAPSHOT

2001: Santa Clara celebrated its 150th year in June. That fall, the University mourned the victims of the September 11 attacks—including student Deora Bodley and alumnus Lawrence Getzfred '71.


Fall 2011

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Features

Change the world

The U.S. Peace Corps turned 50 this year, with more than 340 Santa Clara grads (and faculty and staff) having served as volunteers.

How can you defend those people?

Public defenders in the Homicide Task Force in Chicago have some answers about representing accused murderers.

Mission Matters

Welcome home, Fr. Rewak

SCU's poet-president returns to the Mission Campus as chancellor.

Putting cleantech on the map

The Center for Science, Technology, and Society tracks where off-the-grid solutions are lighting the way.

Bronco Profile

Tradition Shattered

Fifty years ago, Santa Clara admitted the first class of women into its undergraduate program. Gerri Beasley '65 shares some memories.

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