Books & Arts

  • 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

  • Writers in the studio: Ron Hansen and Bo Caldwell read Tuesday

    Writers in the studio: Ron Hansen and Bo Caldwell read Tuesday

    Writers Bo Caldwell and Ron Hansen M.A. '95 give a reading Oct. 23 at 4:00 in SCU's Fess Parker Studio.

  • Meeting the assassin with love

    Meeting the assassin with love

    In his new book, Jim Douglass '60 writes about Gandhi and his mission for peace through nonviolence.

  • Get on your feet

    Get on your feet

    Gospel Fest comes to the Mission Church—bringing songs of inspiration and singers from around the Bay Area.

  • A clash of cultures

    A clash of cultures

    The soccer rivalry between the U.S. and Mexico has been called one of the most complex in the world. The latest film by documentarian Michael Whalen explores why.

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.