Summer 2012

  • Bella vita

    Bella vita

    After 66 years, Professor Victor Vari is retiring. He’s imparted to generations of Santa Clara students understanding of Italian language and culture—and how to live a beautiful life.

    Summer 2012

  • The sporting life

    The sporting life

    From a pair of castoff tennis rackets—to nationally known programs and penalty shots heard ’round the world.

    Summer 2012

  • Respect the game

    Respect the game

    Now they're the subject of dreams-may-come true movies. But in the beginning, they were women who just wanted to play soccer.

    Summer 2012

  • The Makers

    The Makers

    What does it mean to teach the arts—and to create art in all its forms—here and now? By that, we mean here at Santa Clara, in the heart of Silicon Valley, with threads reaching out to the rest of the world.

    Summer 2012

  • Elemental

    Elemental

    Fate and design, weather and the story of beauty: painting as a way of life for Mark Alsterlind '76

    Summer 2012

  • Medicine at 13,000 feet

    Medicine at 13,000 feet

    For a photo essay on a medical-aid expedition high in the Andes, Mike Larremore '08 travels to Huancavelica, Peru.

    Summer 2012

  • 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

  • Santa Clara Snapshot: 1962

    Santa Clara Snapshot: 1962

    The first woman graduated with a bachelor's degree from SCU, the University welcomed Eunice Kennedy Shriver as the commencement speaker, and Santa Clara mourned the loss of Fr. Bernard R. Hubbard, the "Glacier Priest."

    Summer 2012

  • Innovation and Collaboration

    Innovation and Collaboration

    A Fulbright to Colombia builds on years of Sara Garcia’s work here and in Mexico.

    Summer 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

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.