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Center for the Arts & Humanities

During these difficult times, CAS faculty reflect on the twin pandemics of COVID-19 and racial injustice.

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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

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

Joining the Jesuit Volunteer Corps

Religious Studies major Cameron Heon '20 hopes to deepen his understanding of interreligious studies then go to graduate school

Fulfilling Her Potential

Future physician-scientist Alekhya Parvathaneni ’20 is on her way.

    Faculty Stories

    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.

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    Putting Students First

    Ethnic Studies professor Jesica Fernández is recognized as an advocate, mentor, and confidant for students with the John B. Drahmann Advising Award.