From the Editor

  • The pursuit

    With hunger and curiosity, we seek a narrative arc that deepens understanding, both near and far—whether here on a bucolic campus or in Takhar and Yangon, on the sidewalks of New York or the streets of Ukraine.

  • Conversations worth having

    Conversations worth having

    You see those two words on the cover—Faith, Politics. Let's talk about where they meet and part, in the past and present: from the time of the historic Jesus to Government 2.0. And other conversations worth having.

    Winter 2014

  • Being there

    Being there

    Moments in time—a memorable family dinner, a photographer capturing a shot in just the right light—often connect to larger stories that stretch across time and space.

    Fall 2013

  • We walk

    We walk

    If you're going to walk across California, there are many ways other than incremental units to assess the distance, to imagine the journey.

    Spring/Summer 2013

  • Story time

    Story time

    Stories: complex plots unfolding around questions of who we are, where we're from, and where we're going, all of which makes us ask, and then what happened?

    Winter 2013

  • Brilliant and resilient

    Brilliant and resilient

    Hope is the thing with feathers, Emily Dickinson wrote. And there, the opening image of the spring magazine, captured by the lens of Susan Middleton '70, behold: What feathers!

    Spring 2011

  • From the Mission to Mars

    From the Mission to Mars

    Start with a question you’ve heard a million times: Why? And the stories start to spin out from there, perhaps of fitting together plastic blocks as a boy, which is part of the answer: Here’s why I became an engineer. 

    Fall 2012
     

  • Imagine you are here:

    Imagine you are here:

    It could be something small, or something gigantic, but art of any form is capable of piercing through our daily distractions to give insight or pleasure.

    Summer 2012

  • Therein lies a tale

    Therein lies a tale

    From the beginnings of Bucky the Bronco to unlocking the secrets of the universe through dark matter.

    Spring 2012

  • Why we fight

    Why we fight

    Why we fight—the question is hard to answer. Perhaps it's important to address the issue more for the questions raised than the answers provided.

    Winter 2012

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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.