• A responsibility to act

    A responsibility to act

    Do something, engage, commit to the responsibility of keeping America vibrant and strong, says former secretary of defense Leon Panetta ’60, J.D. ’63 in his 2013 Santa Clara commencement address.

  • The frontier in our backyard

    The frontier in our backyard

    At a daylong immersion, nine SCU leaders learn how the University can build bridges to disadvantaged community neighbors.

  • Our infrastructure isn't ready for climate change

    Our infrastructure isn't ready for climate change

    Extreme weather events are creating more pressure on an aging American infrastructure. Two professors argue that it's time for a major investment.

  • Sprinksing into action

    Sprinksing into action

    Students come together to thank donors on the first annual “Sprinksgiving” event.

  • The test of the search

    The test of the search

    For photographer Wynn Bullock, the journey was all about the search. And a new exhibit at the de Saisset museum explores his travels.

  • Freedom not to choose

    Freedom not to choose

    Behavioral finance expert Meir Statman explains why most employees shouldn't be given the choice of managing their own retirement accounts.

  • The Gamble

    The Gamble

    With his background in marketing and organizational behavior, can Fr. Max Oliva ’61 teach business ethics to the Vegas Strip?

  • Six questions for Governor Bob

    Six questions for Governor Bob

    Nevada's former governor talks politics, family, and how the past is never really past. Which is why his new memoir—also the epic tale of Las Vegas—is called Son of a Gambling Man.

  • Virtual values

    Virtual values

    What are our virtual values relating to rights, fairness, and the balancing of harms and benefits, as those notions play out on the internet? A new video series looks for an answer.

  • Why Pope Francis is different, and why a Jesuit pope is rare

    Why Pope Francis is different, and why a Jesuit pope is rare

    SCU Chancellor William Rewak, S.J., looks at how the simplicity and humility of Francis I makes him both a unique pope and a common Jesuit.

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.