• In Memoriam

    In Memoriam

    Remembering disability-rights activist Joyce Jackson ’73, former All-American tackle Ted Connolly ’54, and others.

    Summer 2014

  • Seven things you might not know about the SCU Alumni Association

    Seven things you might not know about the SCU Alumni Association

    Summer is here and it’s time to relax, rejuvenate, and refresh. In addition to checking off your list of favorite things to do on vacation, see how well you know your alma mater.

    Summer 2014

  • Tales and tellers

    Tales and tellers

    Some reading comes and goes. But what persists, what continues to sustain us when we need it most?

    Summer 2014

  • Letters

    Letters

    Memories from '47, Ukraine in crisis, and a tribute to Victor Vari.

    Summer 2014

  • Parting Shot

    Parting Shot

    The Statue of the Sacred Heart is restored and back on a pedestal in the Mission Gardens.

    Summer 2014

  • Everybody matters

    Everybody matters

    Soccer legend Brandi Chastain ’91 shared her own lessons in leading a service-oriented life at SCU’s 163rd commencement.

  • Happy after all

    Happy after all

    New research by ASU public affairs professor Chris Herbst and SCU economist John Ifcher overturns the decades-old belief that having children is a downer.

  • Dance like everybody’s watching

    Dance like everybody’s watching

    Author and coach Jack Bowen discovers the beauty of taking risks within a framework of trust, even when everyone is watching.

  • Be three things: Voice, witness, solution

    Be three things: Voice, witness, solution

    Interfaith Youth Core founder Eboo Patel on the meaning of interfaith—and solving problems in Silicon Valley both in the long run and right now.

  • Second act

    Second act

    GSBI mentor Amanda North thought her life was the best that could be expected—until she decided to wait at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon to watch her daughter compete.

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.