Mission Matters

  • Heart of the matter

    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. 

    Winter 2013

  • All work and all play

    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.  

    Winter 2013

  • A field of their own

    A field of their own

    Santa Clara softball has finally found its home.

    Winter 2013

  • The mystery of the side chapel saint

    The mystery of the side chapel saint

    The restoration of a Mission-era painting reveals more than subtle colors and artistic workmanship—it also uncovers a decades-old case of mistaken identity. 

    Winter 2013

  • Got MOOC?

    Got MOOC?

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

    Winter 2013

  • Meet the new dean

    Meet the new dean

    Nicholas Ladany took the helm as dean of the School of Education and Counseling Psychology in 2012. He brings a wealth of international experience.

    Winter 2013

  • Santa Clara Snapshot: 1938

    Santa Clara Snapshot: 1938

    A crowd of 41,000 watches Santa Clara beat Louisiana State in the Sugar Bowl. And SCU's student newspaper declares the 83-minute Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs "too long."

    Winter 2013
     

  • Honoring top educators

    Honoring top educators

    A few of the stellar SCU faculty recognized in 2012 for their scholarship, teaching, and leadership.  

    Winter 2013

  • New from SCU faculty

    New from SCU faculty

    A remarkable new collection of short stories by Ron Hansen M.A. '95, Nancy C. Unger's historical survey of women and the environment, and much more.

    Winter 2013

Winter 2013

Table of contents

Features

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.

Got MOOC?

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