The University Today

  • New to the Board

    New to the Board

    Santa Clara's Board of Trustees welcomed four new members in October 2011.

    Winter 2012 | TRUSTEES

  • Healthy, wealthy, and wise

    Healthy, wealthy, and wise

    What the proliferating lists of college rankings are saying about graduation rates, salaries of grads, solar power, and happiness.

    Winter 2012 | RANKINGS

  • Honoring top educators

    Honoring top educators

    Recognizing exceptional members of the SCU community for their scholarship, teaching, and leadership in 2011.

    Winter 2012 | FACULTY & STAFF

  • Welcome to the new santaclaramagazine.com

    Welcome to the new santaclaramagazine.com

    It's more than just a new look. Here at the online SCM, you'll now find new material every week—with updates from around campus and throughout the SCU Alumniverse.

  • Comings and goings

    Comings and goings

    Welcome to a new provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, a new director for the Ignatian Center, and farewell to Don Dodson.

    Fall 2011

  • A dazzling (and new!) first impression

    A dazzling (and new!) first impression

    Prepare to be dazzled by two new buildings rising on the Mission Campus: the Patricia A. and Stephen C. Schott Admission and Enrollment Services Building—and a brand new Graham Hall.

    Fall 2011

  • Dr. Hall of Fame

    Dr. Hall of Fame

    Terry Shoup M.A. ’02 honored as a Silicon Valley great.

    Summer 2011

  • Top teaching scholars

    Top teaching scholars

    Honoring teaching, research, and service to the University in 2010

    Spring 2011

  • Things are looking up—and prayers are always welcome

    Things are looking up—and prayers are always welcome

    When President Michael Engh, S.J., stood behind the lectern in the Mission Church on Feb. 24 to offer his State of the University address, he began by saying, “Prayers are always welcome.”  

    Summer 2010

  • Two new Jesuits on board

    Two new Jesuits on board

    John Koeplin, S.J., and Gilbert Sunghera, S.J., have joined the SCU board of trustees.

    Summer 2010

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.

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

Plus, some fabulous news for the arts and humanities. And the announcement of Santa Clara 2020, a new vision for the University.