Mission Matters

  • Santa Clara Snapshot: 1912

    Santa Clara Snapshot: 1912

    With the addition of courses in engineering, architecture, and law, the college becomes a university—and the celebration in June draws tens of thousands.

    Fall 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

  • Truth, justice, and coping with atrocities

    Truth, justice, and coping with atrocities

    Legal scholar Beth Van Schaack is tapped for a State Department post tackling war crimes—from Cambodia to the former Yugoslavia.

    Summer 2012

  • A new dean for the Jesuit School of Theology

    A new dean for the Jesuit School of Theology

    Thomas Massaro, S.J., has been welcomed as the new dean for JST.

    Summer 2012

  • In the zone

    In the zone

    First Julie Johnston ’14 was freshman of the year. Then All-American. Now the Under-20 World Cup is calling.  

    Summer 2012

  • People, prosperity, and the planet

    People, prosperity, and the planet

    A new fuel-cell design brings top honors to student engineers—who carry through to the finish a project they began with their mentor, Dan Strickland, who was tragically killed in a car accident last fall.

    Summer 2012

  • Introducing Early Decision

    Introducing Early Decision

    Santa Clara offers a new option for students who know right off that this is where they want to be.  

    Summer 2012

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Features

A day with the Dalai Lama

High-spirited and hushed moments from Feb. 24: a day to talk about business, ethics, compassion.

The Catholic writer today

Poet and former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Dana Gioia argues that Catholic writers must renovate and reoccupy their own tradition.

Our stories and the theatre of awe

Pulitzer Prize–winning author Marilynne Robinson speaks about grace, discernment, and being a modern believer.

Mission Matters

What would the next generation say?

Hossam Baghat, one of Egypt’s leading human rights activists, was awarded the 2014 Katharine and George Alexander Law Prize for his work defending human rights.

Breaking records on the maplewood

Scoring 40 points in one game. And besting Steve Nash’s freshman year.

How's the water?

A lab on a chip helps provide the answer—which is a matter of life and death when the question is whether drinking water contains arsenic.