Features

  • 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

     

  • How to nail a dictator

    How to nail a dictator

    The 2012 Alexander Law Prize honors Spanish human rights advocate and attorney Almudena Bernabeu, who has spent 15 years pursuing justice for victims across Latin America, Africa, and the world.

  • Education and Unbelief: the Santorum Debate

    Education and Unbelief: the Santorum Debate

    Do students lose their faith while in college? Or is our concept of what faith is too brittle?

  • A colorful Holi Day

    A colorful Holi Day

    Riot of color? Sort of. It's Santa Clara's observance of the Hindu spring festival of Holi, which means lots of powdered paint, lots of fun, and polychromatic students galore.

  • Good Samaritans save community college football program

    Good Samaritans save community college football program

    A selfless act by Albert "Rocky" Pimentel '77 reminds us of the importance of helping people who first help themselves.

  • Golden States of Grace

    Golden States of Grace

    Photographer Rick Nahmias explores faith on the edges of society in a photodocumentary exhibit at the de Saisset Museum.

  • Bishops' conscience model makes light of practical reason

    Bishops' conscience model makes light of practical reason

    Theological ethicist David DeCosse evaluates the model of conscience used by American Catholic bishops.

  • My fight, my faith

    My fight, my faith

    As CIA director, Leon Panetta '60, J.D. '63 oversaw the mission to find Osama bin Laden. Now, as secretary of defense in an age of budget austerity, he has to make sure the Pentagon doesn't break the bank and that the nation doesn't break faith with the men and women who serve.

    Winter 2012

  • General Joe

    General Joe

    When Joseph Peterson '72 signed up for ROTC as an undergrad, he planned to complete his military service and then move on. Nearly four decades later, he finally has: with three stars on his shoulder and having served as deputy commander of U.S. Forces Command.

    Winter 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.