The University Today

  • New to the board

    New to the board

    Five highly experienced new trustees were elected to Santa Clara's Board of Trustees in June.

    Fall 2012

  • A grand new gateway

    A grand new gateway

    Step inside the Patricia A. and Stephen C. Schott Admission and Enrollment Services Building.

    Fall 2012

  • A new Graham

    A new Graham

    21st-century comforts welcome freshmen and sophomore students in the new Graham Hall.

    Fall 2012

  • In Celebration of Family

    In Celebration of Family

    The last sculpture by artist A. Wasil now graces the plaza by the Harrington Learning Commons, Sobrato Technology Center, and Orradre Library.

    Summer 2012

  • Introducing Early Decision

    Introducing Early Decision

    Santa Clara offers a new option for students who know right off that this is where they want to be.  

    Summer 2012

  • Tragic, beautiful, and true

    Tragic, beautiful, and true

    With a performance epic but simple, remembering the Virginia Tech shootings by honoring the lives well-lived—and not just their loss.

  • Why women professors?

    Why women professors?

    Marking 50 years of coeducation at Santa Clara—and recognizing that it’s not just the composition of students that has changed profoundly.

    Spring 2012

  • The stories we tell

    The stories we tell

    Members of the Santa Clara community gathered in the Mission Church on Feb. 15 for the annual State of the University address by President Michael Engh, S.J. Here are edited excerpts.

    Spring 2012

  • If you only have a hammer

    If you only have a hammer

    SCU helps shape the Catholic Sustainability Toolkit for colleges nationwide. And not every problem looks like a nail.

    Spring 2012

  • A colorful Holi Day

    A colorful Holi Day

    Riot of color? Sort of. It's Santa Clara's observance of the Hindu spring festival of Holi, which means lots of powdered paint, lots of fun, and polychromatic students galore.

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.