Academics & Research

  • Decide who we are

    Decide who we are

    After half a century as a pariah state, Myanmar is opening to the world. People have stories to tell. And they want to shape for themselves what comes next.

    Spring 2014

  • Farther afield

    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.

    Spring 2014

  • Degnan's rules

    Degnan's rules

    James Degnan taught, ripped, cajoled, and inspired generations of Santa Clara writing students—all in his own discomforting style.

  • (Not) taking leave

    (Not) taking leave

    Fearing resentment from colleagues, employees are less likely to take advantage of work/family policies, says communication professor Justin Boren.

  • A radiant send-off

    A radiant send-off

    As October’s Solar Decathlon competition draws closer, SCU’s Radiant House is nearly ready for its day in the sun.

  • Walk Across California

    Walk Across California

    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

  • A new Jesuit university—in Hong Kong

    A new Jesuit university—in Hong Kong

    Leveraging a global network to build a liberal arts college—a novel concept in the region. But for Jesuits, it’s tradition—with an eye toward solving modern problems.

    Spring/Summer 2013

  • Theory and practice

    Theory and practice

    For teachers, a new program combines a master’s plus credential.

    Spring/Summer 2013

  • Scale up, dig down

    Scale up, dig down

    In finance and entrepeneurship, a pair of new master’s programs

    Spring/Summer 2013

  • Keep the door open

    Keep the door open

    For teaching and advising and a ministry that’s blessed this place for 48 years—paying tribute to Charles Phipps, S.J.

    Spring/Summer 2013

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.