• The fragility of faith

    The fragility of faith

    How can a thinking person still believe in God? Michael McCarthy, S.J., considers the role of God at academic institutions and the necessary conditions for faith to endure.

  • Closing the gap

    Closing the gap

    SCU’s School of Education and Counseling Psychology is expanding its reach to create more graduate educational opportunities for Hispanic communities.

  • 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.

  • What’s your story?

    What’s your story?

    A thank-you. A request. And 100,000 reasons to go in for SCU on April 23.

  • Radiant house

    Radiant house

    Building a house for the 2013 Solar Decathlon. That, and changing the world.

    Spring 2014

  • Américas cuisine

    Américas cuisine

    Telling a delicious tale of food and family with chef David Cordúa ’04.

    Spring 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—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.