Feature Contributors

 

JOE ALEXANDER-SHORT ’14 and ROBERT BOSCACCI ’14

photographed and produced a documentary on Myanmar chronicled in “Decide who we are.” Alexander-Short is studying religion and political science. Boscacci is a communication major.


 

REINHARD CATE ’07

is the man behind the lens as well as the writer of “Lessons from the field.” His work as a journalist has taken him from New York to the West Bank. His research for the U.S. Army took him to Afghanistan. He has taught journalism in SCU’s Department of Communication. This is his first feature for SCM.


 

JOHN DEEVER

(“Decide who we are”) has written stories from around the world for us on business, science, law, global development, and more.


 

KIRK O. HANSON

(“Some advice from the Dalai Lama for Silicon Valley”) is the executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.


 

HOLLY BERETTO

(“Américas cuisine”) is a writer based in Houston, Texas. This is her first story for us.


 

ANDREY KURKOV

(“Inside Ukraine’s revolution”) was born in Leningrad in the USSR and lives in Kyiv, Ukraine. He writes in Russian (though his books were once banned in Russia) and is a critically acclaimed novelist and essayist whose fiction, including Death and the Penguin and The Case of the General’s Thumb, has been translated into more than 30 languages. You might also have seen his reportage in the Financial Times or The Guardian.


 

STEVEN BOYD SAUM

wrote “Radiant house” and hosted a conversation with writer Andrey Kurkov for “Inside Ukraine’s revolution.” He is the editor of this magazine. He has directed the Fulbright program in Ukraine, where he also taught American studies and hosted a radio show, and he served as editor-in-chief for The Commonwealth Club of California, the nation’s premier public affairs forum.


 

DANAE STAHLNECKER ’15

(“Transforming fear into hope”) is a student of theatre and urban education and, we’re pleased to say, returned to work as an intern for this magazine after an exciting study-abroad experience in London.


 

HEIDI WILLIAMS ’06

provided valuable reporting on the SCU Solar Decathlon team for “Radiant house.” She directs communications for the SCU School of Engineering.


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.