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Frank Sinatra Chair in the Performing Arts

Grammy-winning singer and musician Rhiannon Giddens is back with us as this year's Sinatra Artist in Residence. She will join classes and perform virtually later this month.

More about the Sinatra Chair Fall Events: October 26-30

College of Arts and Sciences

Rising to the Challenge of Virtual Labs


Virtual Labs at Santa Clara University were never what the faculty nor students expected, but with creativity, open mindedness, and diligence, spring quarter opened new doors for an effective, remote learning experience.

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Student Stories

Answering the Call

In this time of crisis, SCU Public Health students take on work as contact tracers to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Santa Clara County.

The I’s Have It: Injury, Internships, Involvement for the Win

Injuries and internships have marked Julia Lieberman and set her on a path to combining her love of neuroscience, neural engineering, and coding with her passion for building community. And it all started with a concussion.

2020 Beckman Scholar to focus on cancer research

Chemistry major Adriana Gutierrez Ramirez ’22 will continue research with the Abbyad Lab as this year’s Beckman Scholar.

Getting Creative Amidst COVID

Tricia Creason-Valencia (Communication) encouraged students to explore their creativity while at home as part of her Introduction to Digital Filmmaking course

    Faculty Stories

    The Sweet Smell of Career Experience

    A team of students from SCU’s BioInnovation and Design Lab are receiving outstanding mentorship while getting a flavor for working with a real customer in the biomedical industry.

    The Voice of Change

    Nico Opper worked with students to create When I Write It, a film that examines race, culture, and creativity

    New Faculty Join the College of Arts and Sciences

    Nearly two dozen new faculty members will begin teaching at Santa Clara University's College of Arts and Sciences this fall.

    Bringing Music to the Community

    SCU’s Ray Furuta combines experiential learning, social justice, and music to connect and engage his students with local marginalized communities.