Winter 2013

Volume 54 Number 3



Steven Boyd Saum


Creative Director

Linda Degastaldi-Ortiz



Charles Barry


Editorial Interns

Sarah Perkins '13
Danae Stahlnecker '15
Liz Wassmann '13


Web Intern

Devin Gomez '16


Class Notes & Obituaries

Christine Cole Harden
Marisa Solís
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Clay Hamilton
Brian Washburn


Literary Editor

Ron Hansen M.A. '95


Associate Editor,

Clay Hamilton


Department Contributors

Nick Carillo '12
John Deever
Holly Hanbury-Brown '12
Alden Mudge
Sam Scott '96


Copy Editors

John Deever
Patrick Dutcher
Jeff Gire
Marisa Solís
Darienne Hosley Stewart


Santa Clara Magazine Advisory Board

Margaret Avritt—Director of Marketing
Terry Beers—Professor of English
Michael Engh, S.J.—President
Elizabeth Fernandez '79—Journalist
Rich Giacchetti—Associate Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Ron Hansen M.A. '95—Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J., Professor of Arts and Humanities
Kathy Kale '86—Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations
Paul Soukup, S.J.—Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Professor of Communication



Winter 2013

Table of contents


To catch a thief

A young mathematician at SCU has helped equip police in Santa Cruz and L.A. with an algorithm that predicts where crimes might happen next. Is this the future of policing?

How to avoid a bonfire of the humanities

A veteran chronicler of Silicon Valley looks at why the high-tech industry needs—and wants—folks who know how to tell a story.

The play’s the thing

Kurds, Arabs, countrymen: Shakespeare Iraq brings the Bard to Ashland like you’ve never heard him.

Mission Matters

Heart of the matter

A statue that’s gazed on the Mission Gardens for 130 years gets a much-needed restoration. As layers of paint are peeled away, stories of the past emerge.

All work and all play

They make Erik Hurtado ’13 WCC player of the year and the No. 5 pick in pro soccer’s draft.


There’s global interest in a Massive Open Online Course in business ethics.