Summer 2012

  • Bella vita

    Bella vita

    After 66 years, Professor Victor Vari is retiring. He’s imparted to generations of Santa Clara students understanding of Italian language and culture—and how to live a beautiful life.

    Summer 2012

  • The sporting life

    The sporting life

    From a pair of castoff tennis rackets—to nationally known programs and penalty shots heard ’round the world.

    Summer 2012

  • Respect the game

    Respect the game

    Now they're the subject of dreams-may-come true movies. But in the beginning, they were women who just wanted to play soccer.

    Summer 2012

  • The Makers

    The Makers

    What does it mean to teach the arts—and to create art in all its forms—here and now? By that, we mean here at Santa Clara, in the heart of Silicon Valley, with threads reaching out to the rest of the world.

    Summer 2012

  • Elemental

    Elemental

    Fate and design, weather and the story of beauty: painting as a way of life for Mark Alsterlind '76

    Summer 2012

  • Medicine at 13,000 feet

    Medicine at 13,000 feet

    For a photo essay on a medical-aid expedition high in the Andes, Mike Larremore '08 travels to Huancavelica, Peru.

    Summer 2012

  • Shine a light

    Shine a light

    Eight hundred years ago, Clare of Assisi traded a life of privilege for one of religious devotion. This year the University celebrates this woman and saint, whose name it bears.

    Summer 2012

  • Santa Clara Snapshot: 1962

    Santa Clara Snapshot: 1962

    The first woman graduated with a bachelor's degree from SCU, the University welcomed Eunice Kennedy Shriver as the commencement speaker, and Santa Clara mourned the loss of Fr. Bernard R. Hubbard, the "Glacier Priest."

    Summer 2012

  • Innovation and Collaboration

    Innovation and Collaboration

    A Fulbright to Colombia builds on years of Sara Garcia’s work here and in Mexico.

    Summer 2012

  • In Celebration of Family

    In Celebration of Family

    The last sculpture by artist A. Wasil now graces the plaza by the Harrington Learning Commons, Sobrato Technology Center, and Orradre Library.

    Summer 2012

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Table of contents

Features

Rise up, my love

There are the sanctuaries built for worship—and that carry beauty and grace for all to see. Then there are the improvised places of faith, perhaps more subtle in how they speak to the wonder worked there.

The chaplain is in the House

With the way things have gone recently in Congress, looking to the heavens for some help and guidance might seem like a very good idea. In fact, that’s what Pat Conroy, S.J., M.Div. ’83 is there to do.

Welcome to Citizenville

Who published the one book on government in 2013 that conservative firebrand Newt Gingrich told all true believers that they should read? Well, the author is now lieutenant governor of California. Before that, he was mayor of San Francisco. That’s right: It’s Gavin Newsom ’89.

Mission Matters

Goooaal!

Women’s soccer wins the West Coast Conference championship.

Patent trolls, beware

The White House has brought on SCU’s Colleen Chien, a leading expert in patent law, as senior advisor.

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.