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SCU Alumni Make the World A Better Place

By The Illuminate Team
We asked our SCU thought leaders, "How do Santa Clara alumni make the world a better place?”
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    When Lightning Strikes

    By Phil Kesten
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration estimates that there are more than 80 thousand lightning strikes over the continental United States...
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    The Priceless Power of Higher Education

    By Thomas Plante
    I have been a college professor at Santa Clara University for a quarter of a century and have greatly enjoyed the ritual of sitting on the commencement...
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    Elon Musk’s Tantrum and Tesla’s Financial Challenges

    By Hersh Shefrin
    It is nothing short of extraordinary that within the space of a decade, Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla, was able to accelerate Tesla’s stock market...
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    Why Do Cats Always Land on Their Feet?

    By Phil Kesten
    In 1894, French physiologist Étienne-Jules Marey used a new photographic technique to take a series of photos that documented one of the animal kingdom’s...
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    2 Key Filters to Improve Relationships

    By Thomas Plante
    We are living in a polarized time, with bitter divisiveness based on politics, race, religion, ethnicity, gender, and other distinctions. Incivility also...
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    Life Lessons from an Orange

    By Jeff Mitchell
    Capitalizing on a most opportune moment, a curious young fourth grader approached a famous philosopher who was making a stop in the...
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    3 AI Jobs Perfect for SCU Grads

    By Dean Ku M.A. '09
    Santa Clara graduates are uniquely qualified to play an important role in the responsible development of artificial intelligence (AI). AI’s impact on...
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    The Theranos Con

    By Hersh Shefrin
    This April, Theranos laid off all but a sliver of its workforce. This marks a sad event for a medical technology firm whose board once included...
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    The Healthier Choice: Burger or Hot Dog?

    By Phil Kesten
    It’s a glorious, late spring afternoon, with just a hint of summer in the air. Heading for the first backyard cookout of the year, you’re faced with a dilemma...
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