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College of Arts and Sciences

Virtual Science: How Faculty and Students are Continuing Research


“How are you and your students ‘doing’ science?” Several SCU faculty members answered this question, giving us a glimpse into how they and their students continue to do laboratory research in the COVID-19 world.

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Rhiannon Giddens Winter Residency: Omar Opera

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

    Reflections of Mary

    Professor Pearl Barros considers the “dangerous memory of Mary” in a sermon for Catholic Women Preach, as we approach the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

    America’s Haunted House

    Through her scholarship, Assistant Professor Danielle Morgan explores how movies like “Get Out” address the horrifying reality of racism.

    Finding the Gaps in History

    With COVID-19 shutting down in-person archival research, Amy Lueck and her students dig through digitized historical documents online with the goal of publishing their own digital anthology.

    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.