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SCU Thought Leader Predictions for 2017

We asked the Illuminate thought leaders, “What innovative product, idea, trend, concept, or development are you most excited for in 2017?" Their predictions ranged from the impact of social media on health to ethical standards for robotics. Discover what these experts have to say »


Alumni News

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Join Your Alumni Board

The Alumni Association is looking for enthusiastic Broncos for the Board of Directors, a dedicated group who helps guide SCU alumni chapters and programs. Join us as we work to enhance our offerings and build stronger connections to all alumni. Self-nominate or suggest another stellar Bronco by Jan. 15, 2017.

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New Year's Resolution

Update your contact information to stay current on alumni happenings. Follow us on social media to network, share stories, and enjoy pictures of #claradise. Learn about events near you through regional chapters. And, join Switchboard to ask for what you need or share what you have to offer.

From Bronco to Blue Devil

This July, Vincent Price ’79 will take the helm of Duke University as its 10th president. Currently serving as provost for the University of Pennsylvania, Price has been recognized for his strong, effective, and enlightened leadership. Read more »

A Bold Vision for Jesuit Values in Silicon Valley

University President Michael E. Engh, S.J., continues a worldwide tour to share exciting innovations from SCU thought leaders. He will visit Manila on Jan. 5 and Hong Kong on Jan. 9 before returning to the U.S. for appearances in San Diego on Feb. 1 and Orange County on Feb. 2. Register to join these Beyond Innovation events and reconnect with friends. 

Annual Alumni Retreat

Join us March 3–5 for "Listening in the Stillness," a retreat led by Jack Treacy, S.J., '77. Enjoy presentations on different prayer methods, quiet reflection, group prayer, and time to recharge in the stunning Santa Cruz oceanfront setting. Reserve your spot by Feb. 2. (Scholarships available for '06 to '16 undergraduate alumni.)


President's Reading List

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Over the holiday break, University President Michael E. Engh, S.J., enjoyed immersing himself in the following reads:

The Road to Character, David Brooks
Designing Your Life, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans
Upstream: Selected Essays, Mary Oliver
Jesus: A Pilgrimage, James Martin, S.J.
SCU Presidential Blue Ribbon Commission on Diversity and Inclusion's Report and Recommendations


Illuminate: SCU's Thought Leader Blog

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The Holidays Can Be an Opportunity for Great Hope

Regardless of your religious tradition (or lack thereof) one common denominator during the holiday season is the desire for hope. As we begin 2017, Plante shares a message of how to see light in darkness and hope in despair »

  

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The Future of Social Media: Live Video, Virtual Reality, and Artificial Intelligence

By Kurt Wagner ’12
Social media is evolving fast with many platforms heading in a similar direction. Learn about three ways social media is changing to place your videos front and center »


Santa Clara Magazine

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The Eighth-floor Walkup

On a Fulbright scholarship to Spain, Maya Kroth ’01 encountered magic and misrepresentation. Read her story »

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Finding Comfort

SCU students participating in Global Medical Brigades help eliminate obstacles between medical care and those in need.


Alumni Events

Jan
7
Los Angeles: Men's Basketball Pregame Reception and Game

Enjoy a "Chalk Talk" with Director of Athletics Renee Baumgartner before the Broncos play the Loyola Marymount Lions.

Jan
12
San Diego: Men's Basketball Pregame Reception and Game

Jeff Mitchell hosts a "Chalk Talk" prior to the game.

Jan
19
Marin: Men's Basketball Watch Party

Broncos take on conference rival Gonzaga. Sport your Bronco red!

Jan
28
Young Alumni: Lux Box Tailgate

Enjoy a luxury box experience as you watch the men's basketball team take on St. Mary's.

Jan
31
Santa Clara Valley: Economic Forecast Breakfast

Dr. Mario Belotti presents his annual economic forecast on campus.


University News

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“Building Hope” in Honor of Fr. Reites

The University has established a new award and endowment in honor of Jim Reites, S.J., in the wake of his spring 2016 passing. Projects funded by the award will carry on the spirit of Fr. Reites’ work and his dedication to building hope for a better future.

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Introducing INTEGRAL

This January, you can take advantage of the Bannan Institute’s programming from the comfort of home thanks to new podcasts from the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education. Bannan Institute Fellows and Scholars as well as University faculty explore the question: Is there a common good in our common home? Learn more and start listening »

Encouraging Inclusive Faculty Hiring      

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) works to promote inclusive hiring practices for tenure-stream faculty. ODI is also committed to helping provide meaningful growth opportunities and retention for current faculty members. Learn more about recent program successes »

The Power of Gratitude

What are you thankful for at the start of a new year? Studies show that gratitude can literally change lives. English professor Diane Dreher explores how being grateful can reduce stress, improve relationships, and build self-esteem »

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