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  • A poem, a prayer, and a martini for the rhino

    A poem, a prayer, and a martini for the rhino

    Two conversations with Chancellor William J. Rewak, S.J.—who’s just published his first collection of poetry, The Right Taxi.

    Winter 2013

  • New from SCU faculty

    New from SCU faculty

    A remarkable new collection of short stories by Ron Hansen M.A. '95, Nancy C. Unger's historical survey of women and the environment, and much more.

    Winter 2013

  • The first day

    The first day

    William Rewak, S.J., reads his poem "The First Day" for Christmas.

  • Shine a light

    Shine a light

    Eight hundred years ago, Clare of Assisi traded a life of privilege for one of religious devotion. This year the University celebrates this woman and saint, whose name it bears.

    Summer 2012

  • New from SCU Faculty

    New from SCU Faculty

    Fr. Paul Mariani's Church Militant, Gary Macy's Women Deacons, and Juan Velasco's Massacre of the Dreamers, along with others, are featured.

    Spring 2012

  • New from SCU Faculty

    New from SCU Faculty

    Fabio López-Lázaro's The Misfortunes of Alonso Ramírez, editor Aparajita Nanda's Black California: A Literary Anthology, and Judith Dunbar's The Winter's Tale, along with others, are featured.

    Winter 2012 | BOOKS

  • Future imperfect

    Future imperfect

    Gen-Xers and Millennials unite! As journalist Barbara Kelley '70 shows in the book she co-authored with her daughter, you have nothing to lose but your angst over not having it all.

    Winter 2012 | BOOKS

  • Let me lay it on you

    Let me lay it on you

    Hot Tuna is back with their first studio recording in 20 years. Jorma Kaukonen '64 has tunes and hard-earned wisdom to share, writes Mark Purdy.

    Winter 2012 | ALUMNI ARTS

Winter 2014

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Features

Rise up, my love

There are the sanctuaries built for worship—and that carry beauty and grace for all to see. Then there are the improvised places of faith, perhaps more subtle in how they speak to the wonder worked there.

The chaplain is in the House

With the way things have gone recently in Congress, looking to the heavens for some help and guidance might seem like a very good idea. In fact, that’s what Pat Conroy, S.J., M.Div. ’83 is there to do.

Welcome to Citizenville

Who published the one book on government in 2013 that conservative firebrand Newt Gingrich told all true believers that they should read? Well, the author is now lieutenant governor of California. Before that, he was mayor of San Francisco. That’s right: It’s Gavin Newsom ’89.

Mission Matters

Goooaal!

Women’s soccer wins the West Coast Conference championship.

Patent trolls, beware

The White House has brought on SCU’s Colleen Chien, a leading expert in patent law, as senior advisor.

A sight of innocence

George Souliotes went to prison for three life sentences after he was convicted of arson and murder. Twenty years later, he’s out—after the Northern California Innocence Project proved he didn’t do it.