Academics & Research

  • 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

  • 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

     

  • Here comes the sun ... and our solar decathletes

    Here comes the sun ... and our solar decathletes

    The 2013 Solar Decathlon is on! Santa Clara is competing for the third time, after third place wins in 2007 and 2009.

    Spring 2012

  • Harness the power

    Harness the power

    New programs prepare SCU students to work in the clean energy economy, to study environmental challenges, and to turn ideas into opportunities.

    Spring 2012

  • Honoring top educators

    Honoring top educators

    Recognizing exceptional members of the SCU community for their scholarship, teaching, and leadership in 2011.

    Winter 2012 | FACULTY & STAFF

  • How does Apple do it?

    How does Apple do it?

    Assistant Professor of Psychology Katerina Bezrukova finds that work-related conflicts can help solidify a climate of creativity.  

  • Up, up, and away

    Up, up, and away

    Further nanosatellite adventures in the cosmos—with SCU students at Mission Control.

    Fall 2011

  • Faith seeking understanding

    Faith seeking understanding

    Sandra Schneiders, I.H.M, says the issue of the Resurrection is often skirted in theology, and yet it’s arguably the most central tenet of the Christian faith.

    Fall 2011

  • Grotesque advertising stimulates creativity and pocketbooks

    Grotesque advertising stimulates creativity and pocketbooks

    Grotesque advertising is seductive because it allows viewers to think more, says researcher Ed McQuarrie.

    Fall 2011

  • Stress and the butterfly effect

    Stress and the butterfly effect

    Beetles, proteins, and a Fulbright take biologist Elizabeth Dahlhoff to Finland.

    Summer 2011

Spring 2014

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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.

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

Plus, some fabulous news for the arts and humanities. And the announcement of Santa Clara 2020, a new vision for the University.