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Welcome Daniel Press

We are thrilled to welcome our new dean to Santa Clara University and excited to see where his leadership takes us.

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College of Arts and Sciences

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.

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Student Stories

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.

Letter From Laos

Public Health major Hana Seastedt ’20 watches impact of her field unfolding, half a world away.

Turning Passion into Action

REAL student Alexa DeSanctis ’20 shares about her values and the passion that drives her towards making meaningful change in the world.

    Faculty Stories

    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.

    Jesica Fernández
    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.

    Apara Nanda
    Cultivating a Unique Teaching Environment

    English professor Aparajita Nanda’s teaching style and commitment to students is recognized with the David E. Logothetti Teaching Award

    Erick Ramirez Receives Graves Award

    The award will support Ramirez’s research on ethics and virtual reality and underscores the important role new technologies play in the classroom.