Books & Arts

  • Six questions for Governor Bob

    Six questions for Governor Bob

    Nevada's former governor talks politics, family, and how the past is never really past. Which is why his new memoir—also the epic tale of Las Vegas—is called Son of a Gambling Man.

  • A poem, a prayer, and a martini for the rhino

    A poem, a prayer, and a martini for the rhino

    Two conversations with Chancellor William J. Rewak, S.J.—who’s just published his first collection of poetry, The Right Taxi.

    Winter 2013

  • New from SCU faculty

    New from SCU faculty

    A remarkable new collection of short stories by Ron Hansen M.A. '95, Nancy C. Unger's historical survey of women and the environment, and much more.

    Winter 2013

  • The play's the thing

    The play's the thing

    Kurds, Arabs, countrymen: Shakespeare Iraq brings the Bard to Ashland like you’ve never heard him. And you can thank Peter Friedrich '91.

    Winter 2013

  • New books by alumni

    New books by alumni

    James W. Douglass '60 researches the murder of Gandhi, Joe Wolff '67, M.A. '72 offers up a delectable guide to the cafes of San Francisco, Gary Keister '62 summons up the landscapes and seascapes of the Northwest, and more.

    Winter 2013

  • The first day

    The first day

    William Rewak, S.J., reads his poem "The First Day" for Christmas.

  • Investigating the sacred and profane

    Investigating the sacred and profane

    Writer Robert Bieselin talks with William Rewak, S.J., about his new collection of poetry, The Right Taxi.

  • Odes to Omaha

    Odes to Omaha

    Essayist and critic Sven Birkerts reviews the new story collection by Ron Hansen M.A. '95. Hansen will read from his book on Nov. 20 in Corte Madera.

  • New from SCU faculty

    New from SCU faculty

    New books from Thomas Plante and Lisa Davis examine abuse, betrayal, and conviction; Helen Popper offers up an indispensible guide for California native plant gardeners.

    Fall 2012

  • In Print

    In Print

    Chuck Eichten ’84 writes on living a better life despite diabetes and Nicholas Buccola ’01 examines the political thought of Frederick Douglass.

    Fall 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.