• These things are real

    These things are real

    Gerdenio Manuel, S.J., M.Div. ’78 talks with Ron Hansen M.A. ’95 about finding grace versus the dark side, requesting the last seat on the Titanic, and a question all Catholic priests face: How can you live this life healthily as a celibate?

    Winter 2014

  • Goooaal!

    Goooaal!

    Women’s soccer wins the West Coast Conference championship.

    Winter 2014

  • Teaching awards

    Teaching awards

    Research, teaching, and service to the University are endeavors we like to see recognized. One of the places that happens is at the faculty awards dinner in September. Here are this year’s honorees.

    Winter 2014

  • For your mental improvement

    For your mental improvement

    The first literary mag in the West marks a major milestone. Born as The Owl and rechristened The Santa Clara Review, it’s now (probably) in its 100th volume. Plus, some 19th-century archives have just been digitized for you to explore online.

    Winter 2014

  • 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

  • Valleys of Amazement and Heart’s Delight

    Valleys of Amazement and Heart’s Delight

    With her latest work, The Valley of Amazement, just out, writer Amy Tan talks about how her first, groundbreaking novel, The Joy Luck Club, has its roots right here in Santa Clara.

    Winter 2014

  • All the ingredients

    All the ingredients

    James Lyons joins SCU as the new vice president for University Relations.

    Winter 2014

  • The Materializer

    The Materializer

    At age 18, Brienne Ghafourifar ’12 raised a million bucks for her startup. Prepare to Entefy.

    Winter 2014

  • Then and Now

    Then and Now

    Study abroad turns 50. Happy birthday! Come celebrate with us on a trip to England in summer 2014.

    Winter 2014

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.

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

Plus, some fabulous news for the arts and humanities. And the announcement of Santa Clara 2020, a new vision for the University.