Current Events

  • The thin gray line

    The thin gray line

    Elliott Almond and Mark Emmons, 17 Sep 2013

    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

    Kristen Intlekofer, 25 Jul 2013

    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

    Ahmed Amer, 16 Jul 2013

    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

    Irina Raicu J.D. ’09, 9 Jul 2013

    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

    Ed Maurer & Eugene Cordero, 4 Jun 2013

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

  • Freedom not to choose

    Freedom not to choose

    Dan Nakaso, 3 May 2013

    Behavioral finance expert Meir Statman explains why most employees shouldn't be given the choice of managing their own retirement accounts.

  • Walk Across California

    Walk Across California

    Jesse Hamlin, 1 May 2013

    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

  • Blood. Sweat. Tears. Repeat.

    Blood. Sweat. Tears. Repeat.

    Jeff Gire, 1 May 2013

    Nina Acosta ’82 was a tough enough cop to pass the test for the LAPD’s SWAT team. Then she learned the hard way about gender discrimination. So how did she do on Survivor?

    Spring/Summer 2013

  • When justice is kidnapped

    When justice is kidnapped

    Deborah Lohse & Steven Boyd Saum, 1 May 2013

    The 2013 Alexander Law Prize honors Chen Guangcheng, a Chinese civil-rights activist and attorney who protested government abuses—including excessive enforcement of the one-child policy—then escaped house arrest to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.

    Spring/Summer 2013

  • The first Jesuit Pope

    The first Jesuit Pope

    William J. Rewak, S.J., 1 May 2013

    SCU Chancellor William J. Rewak, S.J., on why Pope Francis I is different. And why a Jesuit Pope is rare.

    Spring/Summer 2013