• Getting to the truth of Silicon Valley

    Getting to the truth of Silicon Valley

    Tech commentator and author Michael S. Malone '75, MBA '77 has made the study of Silicon Valley his life's work. And his new novel finds the point where fact and fiction meet.

  • Reading the way

    Reading the way

    Something to be thankful for: literacy and social good. The stories of Francisco Jiménez ’66 continue to inspire both.

  • At the Ambo

    At the Ambo

    Religious studies lecturer Jean Molesky-Poz comments on the unique perspective of women preachers.

  • 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.

  • All things are possible

    All things are possible

    The Valley of Amazement: Amy Tan talks about how her new novel came to be—and she discusses with writer Ron Hansen how Santa Clara figured into the origins of her groundbreaking first novel, The Joy Luck Club.

  • The difference maker

    The difference maker

    She’s a good player in the U.S., but in Mexico, Sofia Huerta ’15 has a great chance to make a real difference in women’s soccer.

  • A powerhouse of high tech law

    A powerhouse of high tech law

    SCU grads populate the top ranks of Silicon Valley legal departments because technology is “everywhere they turn,” says High Tech Law Institute director Eric Goldman.

  • In pursuit of a pastoral church

    In pursuit of a pastoral church

    National Catholic Reporter senior analyst Thomas Reese, S.J., argues how Pope Francis might reform the Catholic Church.

  • Building walls, breaking down barriers

    Building walls, breaking down barriers

    Some might think there’s nothing a 75-year-old Jesuit priest can teach a bunch of college kids when it comes to technology. They haven’t met James Reites, S.J., MST ’71.

  • One in a million

    One in a million

    A note of thanks to the SCU alumni. You came through in record numbers to secure a $1 million challenge grant for the University.

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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.