Current Events

  • The Fixer

    The Fixer

    Santa Clara's first female valedictorian becomes UC's first female president. Can she help fix the system?

  • Egyptian protests built on a computer format

    Egyptian protests built on a computer format

    Computer engineering professor Ahmed Amer argues that the anti-Morsi petition gatherers in Egypt functioned like a distributed computing system—and that's why they were so effective.

  • Powering the search for more women in tech

    Powering the search for more women in tech

    Internet ethicist Irina Raicu J.D. ’09 considers Google’s attempt to recruit more women engineers.

  • Our infrastructure isn't ready for climate change

    Our infrastructure isn't ready for climate change

    Extreme weather events are creating more pressure on an aging American infrastructure. Two professors argue that it's time for a major investment.

  • Freedom not to choose

    Freedom not to choose

    Behavioral finance expert Meir Statman explains why most employees shouldn't be given the choice of managing their own retirement accounts.

  • Walk Across California

    Walk Across California

    An epic journey whereby one foot is put in front of the other to discover, up close and personal, who and what and where is the Golden State.

    Spring/Summer 2013

  • When justice is kidnapped

    When justice is kidnapped

    The 2013 Alexander Law Prize honors Chen Guangcheng, a Chinese civil-rights activist and attorney who protested government abuses—including excessive enforcement of the one-child policy—then escaped house arrest to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.

    Spring/Summer 2013

  • The first Jesuit Pope

    The first Jesuit Pope

    SCU Chancellor William J. Rewak, S.J., on why Pope Francis I is different. And why a Jesuit Pope is rare.

    Spring/Summer 2013

  • Virtual values

    Virtual values

    What are our virtual values relating to rights, fairness, and the balancing of harms and benefits, as those notions play out on the internet? A new video series looks for an answer.

  • U.S. must focus on 'green' energy

    U.S. must focus on 'green' energy

    Two SCU business professors argue that economic recovery shouldn't be used to justify poorly regulated energy development.

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.