Santa Clara University



President's Speaker Series

Sponsored by the Office of the President, the President’s Speaker Series is a forum that brings eminent leaders to Santa Clara, providing our students, faculty, and the community an opportunity for intellectual rigor, critical thinking, reflection, and dialogue.

Santa Clara Lecture Series

The Santa Clara Lecture Series is sponsored by the Bannan Institute, which is committed to examining Catholic identity and Jesuit character.

Ethics at Noon

The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics sponsors the Ethics at Noon lecture series. These lunch-hour programs provide a forum for SCU faculty members and other experts to explore ethical issues in many fields.

de Saisset Museum

The museum offers several lectures and programs based on current exhibitions.

2013-2014 | Bannan Institute

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Saturday, Oct 18, 2014
  • 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Ignatian Day of Reflection: Immigration, Justice, and Community

    October 18, 2014 | 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
    Multifaith Sanctuary, St. Joseph’s Hall

    Registration priority for SCU students.

    Co-sponsored by Campus Ministry

    Jonathan Salim is a staff member and recent graduate of Santa Clara University. He graduated in 2013 with Bachelor's degrees in economics and political science. Shortly after graduating, Jonathan began working at the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education, where he mainly assists with the Center's external relations. In the fall, he will begin graduate studies in economics at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

    Anna Sampaio
    serves as Associate Professor in the Ethnic Studies and Political Science Departments (by courtesy), as well as Interim Director of Latin American Studies at Santa Clara University. She teaches and researches in the areas of Latina/o politics, immigration, gender, ethnic and racial politics, post-colonialism, and transnationalism. With Carlos Vélez-Ibáñez she edited Transnational Latina/o Communities: Politics, Processes, Cultures and is currently working a new book project on the impact of post 9-11 immigration policies on the lives of Latino/a immigrants. Prior to joining Santa Clara University she served on the faculty of Rutgers University and the University of Colorado Denver.

    Jake Schneider
    has served as the Director of the Immersions Program with the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education at Santa Clara Univeristy since June of 2013. His primary responsibilities include the coordination of immersion opportunities, as well as the education, formation and accompaniment of student immersion groups as they explore questions of social justice, simplicity, deepening spirituality, and vocation. Jake brings a passion for holistic education and the integration of experiential learning with academic life. He received his B.A. from the University of San Diego in Physics and Theological and Religious studies and went on to complete a Masters of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) at Boston College. Prior to joining the Ignatian Center team, Jake was serving as a Jesuit Volunteer in Santiago, Chile where he taught in a Catholic grade school and worked with an outreach program for at-risk youth.

    Location: St. Joseph's Hall, Multifaith Sanctuary
Saturday, Feb 21, 2015
  • 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Ignatian Leadership Symposium

    Ignatian Leadership Symposium
    February 21, 2015 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

    Three notable Santa Clara University alumnae, who have all provided significant leadership around issues of justice, faith, and the intellectual life, will reflect on the foundations of and challenges within their vocational commitments and leadership.

    Fee $10 per lecture, $25 for full symposium. Registration pending
    Co-sponsored by Alumni Relations and the Center for Student Leadership (Family Weekend)

    8:30–9:00 a.m. Registration Open; Continental Breakfast Available

    9:00–9:15 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
    Michael Engh, S.J., President, Santa Clara University

    Leadership and Justice
    Zoe Lofgren, U.S. Representative, California, 19th congressional district, SCU Law School Alumna
    February 21, 2015 | 9:15-10:30 AM
    Recital Hall, Music and Dance Building

    Leadership and Faith
    Sharon Kugler, University Chaplain, Yale University
    February 21, 2015 | 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.p
    Recital Hall, Music and Dance Building

    Leadership and the Intellectual Life
    Janet Napolitano, President, University of California System
    February 21, 2015 | 1:15-2:30 p.m.
    Recital Hall, Music and Dance Building

    2:45 PM-3:00 p.m. Closing
    Mick McCarthy, S.J., Executive Director, Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education, Santa Clara University

    Location: Music and Dance Facility, Recital Hall
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