Spring 2012

  • What will you be?

    What will you be?

    San Francisco’s Immaculate Conception Academy has found a work-study program that gives low-income students what they need. Starting with a bigger view of the world.

    Spring 2012

  • Bucky Bronco confidential

    Bucky Bronco confidential

    Who wears the costume today may be classified information. But here’s one secret revealed: how Bucky came to be.

    Spring 2012

  • Talking Dust Bowl blues

    Talking Dust Bowl blues

    The ghost of Woody Guthrie stalks the stage in a one-man show starring Rob Tepper '00.

    Spring 2012

  • 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

  • Evidence of things unseen

    Evidence of things unseen

    Dark matter makes up 85 percent of the material in our universe. It envelops our galaxy—yet scientists have never seen it. That's why physicist Betty Young is looking—right here on Earth.

    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

  • Here comes the sun ... and our solar decathletes

    Here comes the sun ... and our solar decathletes

    The 2013 Solar Decathlon is on! Santa Clara is competing for the third time, after third place wins in 2007 and 2009.

    Spring 2012

  • Harness the power

    Harness the power

    New programs prepare SCU students to work in the clean energy economy, to study environmental challenges, and to turn ideas into opportunities.

    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

  • Opening new doors in the Philippines

    Opening new doors in the Philippines

    Introducing Casa Bayanihan—a place to learn, work, and be changed forever.

    Spring 2012

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Table of contents

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.