Current Events

  • His life in our hands

    His life in our hands

    Religion scholar Elizabeth Drescher remembers Nelson Mandela and the legacy of his ever transforming generosity.

  • A sight of innocence

    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.

    Winter 2014

  • Patent trolls, beware

    Patent trolls, beware

    The White House has brought on SCU’s Colleen Chien, a leading expert in patent law, as senior advisor.

    Winter 2014

  • Confronting the unspeakable

    Confronting the unspeakable

    Peace activist and writer James Douglass '61 finds hope in the tragedy of Kennedy's assassination. Nov. 22 marks the 50th anniversary of that painful day.

  • Make hay

    Make hay

    Internet Ethics Program Manager Irina Raicu J.D. ’09 interrogates the ethics of NSA surveillance.

    Fall 2013

  • The thin gray line

    The thin gray line

    The Mission Campus recently played host to brain injury experts, along with former 49ers Brent Jones ’85 and Ronnie Lott, as they examined the crisis of sports concussions.

  • The Fixer

    The Fixer

    Santa Clara's first female valedictorian becomes UC's first female president. Can she help fix the system?

  • Egyptian protests built on a computer format

    Egyptian protests built on a computer format

    Computer engineering professor Ahmed Amer argues that the anti-Morsi petition gatherers in Egypt functioned like a distributed computing system—and that's why they were so effective.

  • Powering the search for more women in tech

    Powering the search for more women in tech

    Internet ethicist Irina Raicu J.D. ’09 considers Google’s attempt to recruit more women engineers.

  • Our infrastructure isn't ready for climate change

    Our infrastructure isn't ready for climate change

    Extreme weather events are creating more pressure on an aging American infrastructure. Two professors argue that it's time for a major investment.

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.