• 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.

  • Uneasy money

    Uneasy money

    The policies of the Fed have added more than $1 trillion toward U.S. income inequality, says a study by an SCU scholar and researcher.

  • Cultivating compassion

    Cultivating compassion

    What do we mean when we talk about ethics and compassion in business? In a visit to Santa Clara, the Dalai Lama suggested three things to keep in mind.

  • Our stories and the theatre of awe

    Our stories and the theatre of awe

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson speaks about grace, discernment, and being a modern believer.

  • The Catholic writer today

    The Catholic writer today

    Dana Gioia writes about matters of faith, writing, creativity, and courage. And he argues that Catholic writers must renovate and reoccupy their own tradition.

  • A cut to California’s future

    A cut to California’s future

    The Cal Grant program, which has provided funding for more than 2.3 million students in the state since it was launched, is in jeopardy.

  • Degnan's rules

    Degnan's rules

    James Degnan taught, ripped, cajoled, and inspired generations of Santa Clara writing students—all in his own discomforting style.

  • The what, the how, and the where to

    The what, the how, and the where to

    In his annual State of the University address, President Michael Engh, S.J., detailed three themes that connect the University to its broader communities—and help determine where it’s headed.

  • A Bronco for life

    A Bronco for life

    Women’s soccer coach Jerry Smith inks a seven-year contract to remain at SCU.

  • Training entrepreneurs to save the world

    Training entrepreneurs to save the world

    Business incubator programs at Jesuit universities help social entrepreneurs alleviate poverty and provide lifesaving solutions.

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.