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  • Tough Choices in Public Health

    Pair students with leaders in public health. Then ask them to solve tough ethical questions. What do you get? Better answers for all of us.

  • The Producer

    The classic Hollywood route to producing movies: Come from money, with family connections. Pouya Shahbazian J.D. ’03 had neither. But he had drive—and some pretty sharp filmmaking instincts.

  • Stronger Than Ever

    Emily Wolph ’19 dishes with’s Andy Katz on what it’s like to come back from a pair of major knee surgeries.

  • Don’t Hold Back

    Francis Ford Coppola urges young SCU filmmakers to aim high—right away. The legendary director was the featured guest at the Vari Symposium.

  • If These Walls Could Talk

    Tracing time and stories through recycled office furniture at the new home of engineering in Heafey Hall.

  • Professors Have It, Too

    College can be taxing on your mental health, says SCU Communication Assistant Professor Chan Thai. Talking about it can help.

  • Shelter from the Storm

    Care for the whole person means giving opportunities for students to flourish. It also means providing help when it’s needed—including with mental health. A conversation with Vice Provost for Student Life Jeanne Rosenberger.

  • Bulldoze Broadcast

    To make way for our new STEM campus, the Thomas J. Bannan Engineering Building, Bannan Hall, and the Bannan Engineering Labs are coming down in the heart of campus. Catch the live stream.

  • Glass Class

    The tech is simple, but the result can be dazzling. Tanya Chiykowski-Rathke explains how Learning Glass makes lectures more engaging.

  • Robots to Heal You—From Inside

    It’s the stuff of sci-fi dreams: tiny, self-propelling robots that whiz painlessly through the body to detect illness. In mechanical engineering, On Shun Pak is part of a team that’s received a $2 million grant to make them reality.

  • Show Off SCU at Family Weekend 2019

    Share your favorite things about being a Bronco with your parents at Santa Clara's annual Family Weekend, kicking off this Friday, February 22. Learn more about the full schedule of activities planned for family and friends.

  • Passports Out of Poverty

    Miller Center led a field trip in East Africa, en route to helping dozens of Catholic Sisters turn ministries into social entrepreneurial ventures.

  • Bill Duffy Named 2019 Bronco Legend

    Veteran sports agent William “Bill” Duffy ’82, who's repped NBA all-stars like Steve Nash and Yao Ming, talks about what fuels his passion and reflects on his time at Santa Clara.

  • This Land Is ‘There’ Land

    Tommy Orange’s There There is SCU’s Winter 2018 Book of the Quarter—a novel at once a furious rebuke and a soothing affirmation of modern Native American experiences. Orange visited campus for a reading on March 7.

  • Story at Heart

    People learn from stories, which makes telling them to young people harder than it seems. Children’s authors Taye Diggs, Francisco Jimenez ’66, and Tim Myers came together to discuss the impact of their work.

  • Santa Clara Graduate Programs Climb in U.S. News Rankings

    Santa Clara University’s graduate-level programs in technology and international law; entrepreneurship; finance; and marketing earned strong votes of confidence in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings.

  • Santa Clara Seniors Win Fulbright, Coro Awards

    James Wang ’19, Samantha (Sammi) Bennett ’19, Arelí Hernández ’19, and Katelyn (Katie) O’Neil ’19 were awarded Fulbright Scholarship grants. Beau Scott ’19 was awarded a highly selective Coro Fellowship to explore public-sector policy issues in San Francisco.

  • NSF Recognizes Grace Stokes with CAREER Award

    Stokes’ undergraduate research lab will receive $475,000 over the next five years to conduct research that seeks to quantify interactions between potentially therapeutic molecules called peptoids, and membrane proteins in model cell membranes.

  • Zen and the Art of Fire Fighting

    Retiring San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White ’86 ushered in a new era of diversity, empathetic leadership, and rolling with the punches when she became the first woman to head the department 15 years ago.

  • What Sri Lanka Needs Now

    Following the devastating attacks in Sri Lanka last week, Assistant Professor Mythri Jegathesan provides context for a country in recovery.

  • Miller Center Mini Doc Airs on Nor Cal PBS Affiliate

    Filmmaker Rick Bacigalupi ’84 debuted his short documentary on the Global Social Benefit Fellowship through SCU’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship on Northern California Public Media’s “Bay Area Bountiful” program March 25. The segment features footage shot abroad by SCU student fellows while helping social entrepreneurs foster sustainable development in Asia and Africa.

  • Bannan Rebrand

    Santa Clara’s historic home for alumni gets a new name to honor Louis I. Bannan, S.J., and the entire Bannan family, who’ve sent 200 members to SCU over 100 years.

  • Hidden Treasure

    Andrea Hoff dug into the SCU Artifacts collection looking for history. Instead, she found 32 ounces of pure gold.

  • ‘You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet’

    Leading tech journalist Kara Swisher visited with the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics to share the trends to watch in tech and ethics. At the top of the list? AI, Robotics, and privacy, to name a few.

  • Ready for What Comes Next

    Austin Gray ’19 reflects on how the flexibility of his Santa Clara University education helped prepare him for the future. Gray will start a position at Deloitte in their strategy and operations practice after graduation.

  • Class of 2019: Final Exam

    As our graduating seniors near commencement and prepare for finals this week, we decided to put them to the test on all things SCU.

  • Growing Home

    A garden finds a home where once little could grow—celebrating a decade at the Forge.

  • Artistic Ambition

    A paid internship through the REAL program helped Athena Snyder ’18 carve out a career in the arts after graduation.

  • Why Silicon Valley Needs Jesuit Values

    In an America op-ed, Santa Clara University President Kevin O’Brien, S.J., explores how Jesuit teachings can help Silicon Valley go from moving fast and breaking things to moving thoughtfully and lifting up people.

  • The Scars of Generational Trauma

    How long is the shadow of genocide? It’s the question retired Professor Jerry Burger grapples with in his new novel, The Shadows of 1915.

  • Confronting the Past

    By helping pen a new statement on race for the AAPA, Assistant Professor Robin Nelson hopes physical anthropologists can grow from past mistakes.

  • Leveling Up

    Creating “Cell-fie,” a virtual reality game that teaches young people about biology, was a game changer for Grace Ling ’19. Now she’s envisioning a future where she designs games that are fun but also have a positive social impact.

  • My First Day Thoughts

    As Kevin O’Brien, S.J., takes the helm on July 1 as Santa Clara University’s 29th president, he reflects on the importance of a shared vision and outlines key priorities for the coming months.

  • Amplifying Voices

    Literature and journalism helped Perla Luna ’19 find her voice. As a teacher, Luna hopes to help young people find theirs. She’ll earn her masters in teaching at Stanford next year.

  • To Serve and Lead

    Retired U.S. Army General H.R. McMaster urges 2019 commissioning cadets to uphold “warrior ethos” in all pursuits.

  • Reaching the Unreached

    Srisruthi Ramesh ’17 heads to India to educate girls with disabilities about menstruation as part of her AIF Clinton Fellowship.

  • Step In Time

    Tired of running apps yelling at you to “stop” and “start”? These SCU Engineering majors have a solution—and a song—for that.

  • Tales From The Edge

    Nancy Attalla J.D. ’21 gets an early start in tech law at Samsung Research America.

  • ‘Take Care of Each Other’

    Santa Clara University welcomes the newest members of the Bronco family—the Class of 2023. Check out some of the highlights from Welcome Weekend.

  • Finn Residence Hall Comes to Life

    Hundreds of students flood Finn Hall and breathe life to the theme, cura personalis.

    The residence hall named for lead donor Stephen A. Finn MBA ’76 comes to life, supporting SCU's growth.

  • Meet President Kevin O'Brien, S.J.

    Join fellow alumni, parents and friends to meet Santa Clara University's 29th president, Kevin O'Brien, S.J., and envision our shared future together.

  • From Felonies to a 4.0

    At 19 years old, Antonio Reza J.D. ’22 found himself behind bars. Rather than allowing his circumstances to define his future, Reza made a complete 180. Now, a college graduate, valedictorian, and law student, Reza discussed how he’s using his experiences to inspire others during a recent Ted Talk.

  • There’s Still Time to Give in 2019

    Deadline for the 2019 tax year is December 31. Support the area of campus you care about most with a tax-deductible gift. Donations to any experience, school, program, or scholarship count toward the Leavey Challenge which could unlock a $1 million gift.

  • Wasteless Wonderland

    Interim director of SCU's Center for Sustainability Cara Uy-Segal ’11, MBA ’19 offers insights into making the most wonderful time of year less wasteful.

  • Purchase With Purpose

    Make a positive social impact this holiday season with Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship’s 2019 Gift-Giving Guide.

  • Training Wheels

    How Kristi Nguyen ’21 used thousands of pictures (and the right algorithm) to help robots see.

  • Questions About Questions

    How can counseling psychologists better serve LGBTQ people in the South? Assistant Professor Sherry Wang says it starts with asking better questions.

  • Keep in Touch!

    Assistant Professor Amy Lueck time travels through yearbooks, unpacking the “have a great summers” of yesteryear.

  • The Courage to Speak and Act

    SCU team travels to El Salvador to mark 30th anniversary of Jesuit massacre, returns with message to honor martyrs’ legacy.

  • Berlin Wall Collapse 30 Years Later

    On November 9, 1989, East Germany opened its borders, allowing East and West German citizens to travel freely between the two countries. Political Science Professor Jane Curry joined CBSN's Tanya Rivero for a closer look at that iconic event in history.

  • Doing Theology

    How do graduate students trained at Santa Clara’s Jesuit School of Theology practice and understand “real life” religion? They dabble in sociology.

  • Hacking Empathy

    SCU law school’s Second Chances Empathy Hackathon produces ready-to-deploy tech such as a web app that plots out how to obtain ID for those just released from prison.

Here are some of the doors we’ve opened on campus in recent years—and others opening in the months to come. They’re all part of Innovating with a Mission, the Campaign for Santa Clara University.



Dec 3, 2019

Santa Clara students know studying abroad is a path towards global knowledge and transformative experiences. SCU is racing to keep up with demand.

Jan 25, 2020

How does Santa Clara University collaborate with Silicon Valley to help address the affordable housing crisis? Tune into this conversation about Santa Clara’s initiatives and community partnerships that explore sustainable solutions to this critical issue afflicting the Bay Area and beyond.



Jan 27, 2020
  • How to Give Thanks and Acknowledge History

    Though the broad messages of Thanksgiving are ones we can all theoretically get behind—offering gratitude and sharing one’s bounty—Joanna Thompson, director of Santa Clara's Office of Multicultural Learning, says it's important to acknowledge that this messaging does not tell the whole story.

  • In-Store Pick-Me-Up

    Research by marketing Professor Kirthi Kalyanam helped big-box stores find a new trick to stay competitive.

  • Seeds of Generosity

    An Everett Alvarez Jr. Endowed Scholarship enabled Ann Gonzales-Lindahl ’86 to study business at SCU. Now she and her husband are bequeathing a life insurance policy to fund scholarships for future Broncos.

  • A Hacker’s Code

    Assistant professors Shiva Houshmand and Sukanya Manna teamed up with the Markkula Center to give computer science classes an ethical framework.

  • A Lobby for Justice

    A swim. A murder. And a case with a decades-long legacy that kept the wrongfully convicted from winning their freedom.