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  • Internships, Happiness, and the Big Leagues

    Peter Summerville interned with Gabe Kapler, a former Major League Baseball player who is now a health and fitness guru. Kapler publishes a popular blog, and he gave Peter a chance to create a guest post that touched on his experiences in Prof. SunWolf's Science of Happiness course.

  • Ending Gridlock in Washington

    At a time when many Americans are wondering if there is any way to tackle complex national issues, Chad Raphael points to civic forums as way to break deadlock and rejuvenate democracy.

  • Giving Back to a Shrinking City

    Gordon Young is doing his part to fight blight in his hometown of Flint, Michigan. He raised more than $11,000 in crowdsource funding to tear down a vacant, decaying home that attracted squatters and drug users.

  • The Sharing Economy on Trial

    Lisa Davis examines the legal landscape of Airbnb, the San Francisco company that connects potential guests online with private lodging in cities around the world.

  • Faculty Feats: Michael Whalen

    Associate Professor Mike Whalen, pictured with his wife, Nicole, was honored for collaborating with students and faculty.

  • Student Social Justice Documentaries

    Yahia Mahamdi describes how he helps students engage with the world through film. Communication majors collaborated on a film dealing with immigrant rights and human trafficking. Another profiled wrongfully convicted people exonerated with help from the Northern California Innocence Project.

  • The Lives of International Students

    Flint, Michigan, is a place people tend to leave. So when international students show up in record numbers, arms open. Writing in the New York Times, Gordon Young chronicles the lives of students from nearly 50 countries traveling to this troubled American city.

  • Going Home Again

    Gordon Young has focused his journalism work on his beleaguered hometown in Michigan as it deals with the Flint Water Crisis

    When Communication Department Senior Lecturer Gordon Young traveled to his hometown of Flint, Michigan in the summer of 2009, he was hoping to rediscover and help a place that once boasted one of the world's highest per capita income levels, but had become one of the country's most impoverished and dangerous cities.

  • Documenting Our World

    Communication Department faculty are creating documentary films that capture the nuance and complexity of modern life by exploring diversity, sexual assault, and what it means to be part of a family.

  • James Caan on Communication

    Professor Mike Whalen interviews iconic actor James Caan about inhabiting roles, trusting your instincts, the importance of conflict in a scene and more.

  • Real Lives and Educational Equity

    Christine Bachen and Chad Raphael worked with professors in other departments at SCU to reveal how game-based learning could help close the achievement gap in civic education.

  • Reporting What Matters

    Tech journalist Kurt Wagner '12 reflects on his favorite class at SCU and his most rewarding story.

  • The Science of Happiness

    Students in Dr. SunWolf's senior thesis course deliver a mini-lecture to members of Santa Clara University's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

  • The Intersection of India and America

    Rohit Chopra reflects on political and cultural trends in India and how they intersect with life in the United States in a series of articles and interviews.

  • The Hollywood Connection

    Communication Department film students get a chance to work with Oscar winners and SCU graduates Blye Pagon Faust and Arthur Schmidt.

  • Winning the Pulitzer

    Tatiana Sanchez, who won a Pulitzer Prize in April, got her start in journalism courses and at The Santa Clara student newspaper.

  • Talking About Faith

    The Christianity and Communication Studies Network interviewed Paul Soukup, S.J. for their podcast series on essential questions in faith and communication.

    The Christianity and Communication Studies Network interviewed Paul Soukup, S.J. for their podcast series on essential questions in faith and communication.

  • Bystander Intervention

    Faculty members are working with students to reduce violence through their teaching, creative work, and service.

  • Red Nose Day

    Students get silly to spread awareness of children living in poverty.

    Students get silly to spread awareness of children living in poverty.