• When place means Flint

    When place means Flint

    Rust Belt prodigal Gordon Young discusses all things Flint as well as his new book Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City.

  • Viral Zealot

    Viral Zealot

    He has a brand-new top-selling book, but viral internet fame is pushing Reza Aslan ’95 even further into the spotlight.

  • The Fixer

    The Fixer

    Santa Clara's first female valedictorian becomes UC's first female president. Can she help fix the system?

  • Egyptian protests built on a computer format

    Egyptian protests built on a computer format

    Computer engineering professor Ahmed Amer argues that the anti-Morsi petition gatherers in Egypt functioned like a distributed computing system—and that's why they were so effective.

  • Powering the search for more women in tech

    Powering the search for more women in tech

    Internet ethicist Irina Raicu J.D. ’09 considers Google’s attempt to recruit more women engineers.

  • A million to one

    A million to one

    SCU alumni came through in record numbers to win a $1 million gift for the University.

  • Daniel Nava’s road to relevance

    Daniel Nava’s road to relevance

    Having faced adversity throughout his life, Daniel Nava stayed resilient and is having a breakout year with the Boston Red Sox.

  • A responsibility to act

    A responsibility to act

    Do something, engage, commit to the responsibility of keeping America vibrant and strong, says former secretary of defense Leon Panetta ’60, J.D. ’63 in his 2013 Santa Clara commencement address.

  • The frontier in our backyard

    The frontier in our backyard

    At a daylong immersion, nine SCU leaders learn how the University can build bridges to disadvantaged community neighbors.

  • Our infrastructure isn't ready for climate change

    Our infrastructure isn't ready for climate change

    Extreme weather events are creating more pressure on an aging American infrastructure. Two professors argue that it's time for a major investment.

Winter 2014

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.