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Three new shows open at SCU's de Saisset Museum tonight, with a free panel and reception to get things off and rolling. Whether you're a retro-grouch or in search of unobtanium, in search of singletrack or a three-hour tour, there's something for riders or admirers of the bicycle-as-art alike.
by Steven Boyd Saum |

Off the Beaten Path: Three Perspectives on Mountain Biking

Thursday, April 12, 2012, 6-7 p.m., FREE

Professional rider Andrew Taylor and Santa Cruz Bicycles engineer Joe Graney join Joe Breeze, bicycle advocate and original Marin County rider, in a conversation about the growth of mountain biking in Northern California.


Exhibition Reception featuring Akira Tana Trio

Thursday, April 12, 2012, 7-8:30 p.m., FREE

Following the Off the Beaten Path panel discussion, celebrate the opening of Clunkers to MTBs: The Evolution of the Mountain Bike, Chain Reaction: Artists Consider the Bicycle, and Indelibly Yours: Smith Andersen Editions and the Tattoo Project.

Also running now is Indelibly Yours: Smith Andersen Editions and the Tattoo Project, and Andy Warhol: Polaroids and Portraits.

Read more about the exhibits at the de Saisset Museum website.

Winter 2014

Table of contents


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


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.