Academics & Research

  • Degnan's rules

    Degnan's rules

    James Degnan taught, ripped, cajoled, and inspired generations of Santa Clara writing students—all in his own discomforting style.

  • (Not) taking leave

    (Not) taking leave

    Fearing resentment from colleagues, employees are less likely to take advantage of work/family policies, says communication professor Justin Boren.

  • A radiant send-off

    A radiant send-off

    As October’s Solar Decathlon competition draws closer, SCU’s Radiant House is nearly ready for its day in the sun.

  • Walk Across California

    Walk Across California

    An epic journey whereby one foot is put in front of the other to discover, up close and personal, who and what and where is the Golden State.

    Spring/Summer 2013

  • A new Jesuit university—in Hong Kong

    A new Jesuit university—in Hong Kong

    Leveraging a global network to build a liberal arts college—a novel concept in the region. But for Jesuits, it’s tradition—with an eye toward solving modern problems.

    Spring/Summer 2013

  • Theory and practice

    Theory and practice

    For teachers, a new program combines a master’s plus credential.

    Spring/Summer 2013

  • Scale up, dig down

    Scale up, dig down

    In finance and entrepeneurship, a pair of new master’s programs

    Spring/Summer 2013

  • Keep the door open

    Keep the door open

    For teaching and advising and a ministry that’s blessed this place for 48 years—paying tribute to Charles Phipps, S.J.

    Spring/Summer 2013

  • Honoring top educators

    Honoring top educators

    A few of the stellar SCU faculty recognized in 2012 for their scholarship, teaching, and leadership.  

    Winter 2013

  • Innovation and Collaboration

    Innovation and Collaboration

    A Fulbright to Colombia builds on years of Sara Garcia’s work here and in Mexico.

    Summer 2012

Winter 2014

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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.