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  •  Humane Business Practiced Here: Global Jesuit Universities Meeting May 19-21 at SCU to Share Ways to Better Foster "Social Entrepreneurs"

    Wednesday, Apr. 30, 2014
    In the vein of "humane capitalism" that's been urged by Pope Francis, a group of universities – most of them Jesuit – interested in advancing "social entrepreneurs" will come to SCU May 19-21, to learn best practices from one another.
  •  Santa Clara University’s $796,000 Day

    Tuesday, Apr. 29, 2014
    Santa Clara University got the happiest of surprises on April 23, when it launched its first ever one-day giving challenge dubbed “ALL IN FOR SANTA CLARA.”
  •  De Saisset Explores themes of travel, time and migration in New Passages

    Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014
    This spring the de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University takes a fresh look at age-old ideas with New Passages, an exhibition of works by Bay Area artists Mari Andrews and Ann Holsberry.
  •  Sally Osberg, Prominent Champion of Social Entrepreneurship, to Speak at Inaugural "Magis" Dinner May 18

    Monday, Apr. 14, 2014
    Sally Osberg, the internationally respected thought leader in the field of social entrepreneurship, will speak about the future of social innovation and the challenges facing the next generation of innovators, on Sunday, May 18 at Santa Clara University.
  •  Unusual "Hack-a-thon" Puts Retail Execs to Work Creating the Ideal Retail Course

    Friday, Apr. 11, 2014
    An unusual "hack-a-thon," designed to create the ideal university-level course for next-generation retail leaders, will be taking place at Santa Clara University on April 16.
  •  Ethics: There's An App for That

    Tuesday, Apr. 8, 2014
    A new iPhone app released by the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University is helping people make difficult decisions. The app, called “Ethical Decision Making: A Practical Tool for Thinking Through Tough Choices,” is a free guide to help anyone struggling with a decision.
  •  Santa Clara University Hosts a Conversation with Interfaith Leader Eboo Patel

    Friday, Apr. 4, 2014
    Tackling the complex subjects of religious prejudice, religious pluralism, and the promise of America's interfaith communities, Ebrahim "Eboo" Patel will be the featured speaker April 9 for Santa Clara University's President’s Speaker Series.
  •  World Renowned Soccer Star and Girls’ Advocate Brandi Chastain to Speak at Santa Clara University Commencement

    Thursday, Apr. 3, 2014
    Santa Clara University will honor world famous soccer athlete, champion of girls’ health, and 1991 SCU graduate Brandi Chastain at the University’s 163rd undergraduate commencement ceremony June 14. Chastain’s selection to give the commencement address memorializes the 50th anniversary of women’s athletics at Santa Clara which the University celebrates this year.
  •  Human Rights Pursuer Almudena Bernabeu to Be Santa Clara University School of Law Commencement Speaker May 24

    Wednesday, Apr. 2, 2014

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 2, 2014— The attorney who is helping to prosecute the alleged killers of six Jesuit priests in El Salvador in 1989 will be the featured commencement speaker at Santa Clara University School of Law.

    Almudena Bernabeu has spent more than 16 years pursuing justice for victims of human rights abuses across Latin America, Africa, and the world. She will speak to the 2014 graduates of Santa Clara University School of Law on May 24 at 9:30 a.m. in the University’s Mission Gardens. 

    Bernabeu is an attorney with the Center for Justice and Accountability, a nonprofit human rights law firm in San Francisco, where she leads the center’s Latin America and Transitional Justice Programs. 

    She is the lead private prosecutor on the high-profile case, under way before the Spanish National Court, against the Salvadoran officials alleged to be behind the massacre of six Jesuit priests, as well as their housekeeper and her daughter in 1989. She also represented survivors of the Guatemalan genocide (including Nobel laureate Rigoberto Menchú Tum). She and her team’s relentless and exhaustive work to find evidence in the Guatemalan genocide case is featured in the 2011 documentary Granito: How to Nail a Dictator.

    She studied at the University of Virginia, received her law degree from the University of Valencia School of Law, and is a Ph.D. candidate in public international law at UNED University in Spain. She is vice president of the Spanish Association for Human Rights, and serves as an adviser at the International Human Rights Clinic at Santa Clara University School of Law. She is a member of the board of the Peruvian Institute of Forensic Anthropology and the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation. She was awarded SCU’s 2012 Katharine and George Alexander Law Prize for her dogged pursuit of justice for the victims of human rights abuses across the world. 

    About Santa Clara University School of Law
    Santa Clara University School of Law, founded in 1911 on the site of California’s oldest operating higher-education institution, is dedicated to educating lawyers who lead with a commitment to excellence, ethics, and social justice. One of the nation’s most diverse law schools, Santa Clara Law offers its 860 students an academically rigorous program, including graduate degrees in international law and intellectual property law; combined J.D./MBA degree; and certificates in intellectual property law, international law, and public interest and social justice law. Santa Clara Law is located in the world-class business center of Silicon Valley, and is distinguished nationally for our top-ranked program in intellectual property. For more information, see
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