Alumni

  • Miller's Tale

    Miller's Tale

    To tell the story of Bob Miller ’67 is to tell the coming-of-age tale of Las Vegas itself. And it’s the chronicle of a man who served a decade as governor of Nevada. Quite a journey for the son of an illegal bookie from Chicago.

    Spring/Summer 2013

  • Blood. Sweat. Tears. Repeat.

    Blood. Sweat. Tears. Repeat.

    Nina Acosta ’82 was a tough enough cop to pass the test for the LAPD’s SWAT team. Then she learned the hard way about gender discrimination. So how did she do on Survivor?

    Spring/Summer 2013

  • Range of motion

    Range of motion

    Misha Patel Bechtolsheim ’05 studied business and dance at SCU but assumed they were mutually exclusive. She soon learned otherwise.

    Spring/Summer 2013

  • The Gamble

    The Gamble

    With his background in marketing and organizational behavior, can Fr. Max Oliva ’61 teach business ethics to the Vegas Strip?

  • Six questions for Governor Bob

    Six questions for Governor Bob

    Nevada's former governor talks politics, family, and how the past is never really past. Which is why his new memoir—also the epic tale of Las Vegas—is called Son of a Gambling Man.

  • Twice as sweet

    Twice as sweet

    Celebrating 75 years of back-to-back victories in the Sugar Bowl

    Winter 2013

  • New books by alumni

    New books by alumni

    James W. Douglass '60 researches the murder of Gandhi, Joe Wolff '67, M.A. '72 offers up a delectable guide to the cafes of San Francisco, Gary Keister '62 summons up the landscapes and seascapes of the Northwest, and more.

    Winter 2013

  • Obituaries

    Obituaries

    Remembering Fr. William F. Donnelly, the Ciraulo brothers, and other folks we'll miss.

    Winter 2013

  • A valedictorian of Olympic proportions

    A valedictorian of Olympic proportions

    Kelly Crowley ’99 medaled twice in cycling at the 2012 Paralympics—and won gold in Athens in swimming in ’04 and was valedictorian of SCU.

  • Can you stand the heat?

    Can you stand the heat?

    It took months of space flight for the Curiosity rover to reach Mars. And, to survive the heat of entry, it took a shield that a team led by Robin Beck ’77 designed.

    Fall 2012

Spring 2014

Table of contents

Features

Radiant house

Building a house for the 2013 Solar Decathlon. That, and changing the world.

Américas cuisine

Telling a delicious tale of food and family with chef David Cordúa ’04.

Lessons from the field

Taut and tranquil moments in Afghanistan—an essay in words and images.

Mission Matters

Carried with compassion

The Dalai Lama’s first visit to Santa Clara.

Farther afield

Building safer houses in Ecuador. Research on capuchin monkeys in Costa Rica. Helping empower girls in The Gambia. And this is just the beginning for the Johnson Scholars Program.

What connects us

The annual State of the University address, including some fabulous news for the arts and humanities. And the announcement of Santa Clara 2020, a new vision for the University.