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Game-changing $100M Sobrato Gift Supporting STEM

The University is thrilled to announce a $100 million gift, the largest in SCU history, from John A. ’60 and Susan Sobrato to establish the Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation. The 300,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility will enhance STEM education and promote cross-disciplinary exploration. Learn more about the generous gift and the future of STEM at SCU »


Alumni News

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Stampede Ahead

Get in on the action as Santa Clara men’s basketball charges forward under the leadership of our new coach Herb Sendek. Be sure to join the Alumni Association for a road game near you and help cheer on our Broncos.

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Honoring a Bronco Legend

Congratulations to 2017 Bronco Legend Jerry Smith. As head coach of women’s soccer for 30 years, he's transformed the team into a national powerhouse. Share your memories of Jerry and join us Feb. 18 at the annual Pasta Feed and Bronco Legends Celebration.

SCU Alumni Webinar: Finding Your Career Sweet Spot

Learn to identify where your values, interests, skills, and personality intersect to reveal your professional sweet spot. Join former alumni career counselor Jill Klees M.A. ’95 live for an interactive discussion on March 7 from 5:30–6:30 p.m. and discover how to use this information to increase your career satisfaction.

Help Provide a Warm Bronco Welcome

To students thinking about attending SCU, your personal touch can go a long way! Join the New Student Welcome Program to help us meet our goal of congratulating every recently admitted student, answer questions, and represent the friendly spirit of SCU.


Illuminate: SCU's Thought Leader Blog

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The Future of STEM is Bright

Thanks to the Sobrato’s $100 million gift, Santa Clara’s STEM facilities will transform the student experience. Illuminate thought leader Christopher Kitts talks about how engineering students are adopting an entrepreneurial mindset to focus on solving real problems for real people. Read more »

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Wow Your Friends: Cool (Science) Party Tricks

By Phil Kesten
Do you want to be the life of the party? Check out these two cool party tricks from physics professor Phil Kesten »

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Want Better Church? Train Pastors to Better Serve Customers

By Christopher Wemp ’12, M.A. ’15
What can be done in the Catholic parish to better address the needs of young adults and any other groups who seek to belong? Christopher has a solution »


Santa Clara Magazine

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Tsunami and Rebirth

A new exhibit of Bosnian born artist Amer Kobaslija at the Dowd Art and Art History Building looks at devastation, cleanup, and restoration through the act of painting.

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Field of Dreams

Wherever you are in the world, you’ve undoubtedly tasted the produce grown by George Chiala ’64Once upon a time, it started with strawberries.


Alumni Events

Feb
11
Los Angeles: Alumni for Others Reading to Kids

Read to young children while their parents learn about the importance of early literacy.

Feb
11
Stockton/Modesto: Men's Basketball Pregame Reception

Enjoy food, drinks, and the chance to win Bronco gear before the team takes on the Pacific Tigers.

Feb
16
San Francisco: Economic Forecast Dinner

Professor Mario Belotti presents his annual economic forecast.

Feb
19
Black Alumni Group: Igwebuike Culture Show

Reconnect with fellow Broncos over dinner then enjoy VIP seating at this year's Igwebuike Culture Show.

Feb
23
Equality Night: Men's Basketball vs. Pacific

Take part in the inaugural equality night with a pregame reception before tipoff.


University News

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Celebrating 20 Years

On the occasion of the Miller Center's 20th anniversary, University President Michael E. Engh, S.J., noted that Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship "has become an influential force to end poverty by uniting Jesuit universities, mentors, and impact investors with social entrepreneurs.”

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Auto Pilot

In partnership with local startup Auro Robotics, Santa Clara became the first university in the United States to test a self-driving shuttle. Find out how the automated vehicle plays into the University’s drive toward a more sustainable campus »

Diversity and Inclusion Update

SCU’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion and the Office of Student Life continue to work with the leadership of Unity 4 to move toward a more inclusive and diverse campus community. Check out their latest update, from fall 2016, containing progress across the 21 tactics aimed at changing the campus culture.

From Old to New to Excellent

Just under 10 years ago, the much-anticipated Harrington Learning Commons, Sobrato Technology Center, and Orradre Library opened its doors to campus. A far cry from the “old” Orradre many remember, the University library has earned the 2017 Excellence in Academic Libraries award. Find out what sets SCU’s library apart »

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