Winter 2013

  • To catch a thief

    To catch a thief

    A young mathematician at SCU has helped equip police in Santa Cruz and L.A. with an algorithm that predicts where crimes might happen next. Is this the future of policing?

    Winter 2013

  • How to avoid a bonfire of the humanities

    How to avoid a bonfire of the humanities

    A veteran chronicler of Silicon Valley looks at why the high-tech industry needs—and wants—folks who know how to tell a story.

    Winter 2013

  • 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

  • This will not be on the test.

    This will not be on the test.

    For students of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, there's neither homework nor grades. But there is love of learning—and a special connection to SCU.   

    Winter 2013

  • Heart of the matter

    Heart of the matter

    A statue that's gazed on the Mission Gardens for 130 years gets a much-needed restoration. As layers of paint are peeled away, stories of the past emerge. 

    Winter 2013

  • All work and all play

    All work and all play

    They make Erik Hurtado ’13 WCC player of the year and the No. 5 pick in pro soccer’s draft.  

    Winter 2013

  • A field of their own

    A field of their own

    Santa Clara softball has finally found its home.

    Winter 2013

  • The mystery of the side chapel saint

    The mystery of the side chapel saint

    The restoration of a Mission-era painting reveals more than subtle colors and artistic workmanship—it also uncovers a decades-old case of mistaken identity. 

    Winter 2013

  • Got MOOC?

    Got MOOC?

    There’s global interest in a Massive Open Online Course in business ethics.

    Winter 2013

  • Meet the new dean

    Meet the new dean

    Nicholas Ladany took the helm as dean of the School of Education and Counseling Psychology in 2012. He brings a wealth of international experience.

    Winter 2013

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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.