The University Today

  • One in a million

    One in a million

    A note of thanks to the SCU alumni. You came through in record numbers to secure a $1 million challenge grant for the University.

    Fall 2013

  • Good light

    Good light

    For a quarter century Charles Barry has told Santa Clara’s stories in photographs. Here are a few.

    Fall 2013

  • Yes, but is it the right thing to do?

    Yes, but is it the right thing to do?

    From business to government to college campuses, it’s not always a question that gets asked. But here’s how the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics set out to change that.

    Fall 2013
     

  • Enter here

    Enter here

    Palm Drive becomes a grand pedestrian promenade.

    Fall 2013

  • Graduation day highlights

    Graduation day highlights

    Commencement celebrations, plus addresses from former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta ’60, J.D. ’63 and the chief legal officer of Google, David Drummond ’85.

    Fall 2013

  • New to the board

    New to the board

    Three new members and one ex-officio member were elected to SCU’s Board of Trustees this spring.

    Fall 2013

  • A million to one

    A million to one

    SCU alumni came through in record numbers to win a $1 million gift for the University.

  • A responsibility to act

    A responsibility to act

    Do something, engage, commit to the responsibility of keeping America vibrant and strong, says former secretary of defense Leon Panetta ’60, J.D. ’63 in his 2013 Santa Clara commencement address.

  • The frontier in our backyard

    The frontier in our backyard

    At a daylong immersion, nine SCU leaders learn how the University can build bridges to disadvantaged community neighbors.

  • Sprinksing into action

    Sprinksing into action

    Students come together to thank donors on the first annual “Sprinksgiving” event.

Summer 2014

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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.