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Humanities

  • Khaled Hosseini’s Sea Prayer

    Khaled Hosseini’s Sea Prayer

    Steven Boyd Saum, 2 Nov 2018

    Writer Khaled Hosseini ’88 gives a reading at Santa Clara on Nov. 8. His new book is spare and haunting and beautiful.

  • The Ballad of Jesus Ortiz

    The Ballad of Jesus Ortiz

    Dana Gioia, 27 Mar 2018

    The true story of my great-grandfather. A cowboy ballad by the California Poet Laureate.

    Spring 2018

  • Not Immigrant but Refugee

    Not Immigrant but Refugee

    Perla Luna ’19 , 27 Mar 2018

    Viet Thanh Nguyen won a Pulitzer for the novel The Sympathizers. Call it a war novel. Call it a spy novel. But it’s not an immigrant novel. Why? That was a central part of Nguyen’s talk on campus.

    Spring 2018
     

  • Make a Choice

    Make a Choice

    Matt Morgan, 27 Mar 2018

    A runaway trolley, and if you pull a lever to switch tracks, you can save one life—or five. Thought experiments come to life with VR. 

    Spring 2018

  • All Eyes on AI

    All Eyes on AI

    Deborah Lohse, 27 Mar 2018

    Helping lead the global conversation on ethics in artificial intelligence

    Spring 2018

  • Give Them a Voice

    Give Them a Voice

    Steven Boyd Saum, 20 Nov 2017

    The author of The Kite Runner talks writing, refugees, and his hopes and fears for Afghanistan. An interview with writer Khaled Hosseini ’88.

  • A Renaissance Man

    A Renaissance Man

    Diane Dreher, 28 Sep 2017

    With his ready smile, kind manner, and warm baritone voice, English professor Christiaan Theodoor Lievestro inspired 25 years of Santa Clara students. 

    Fall 2017
         

  • Larger Than Life

    Larger Than Life

    Steven Boyd Saum, 15 Jun 2017

    Remembering Kevin Starr, arguably the greatest California historian, period.

    Summer 2017

  • How to avoid a bonfire of the humanities

    How to avoid a bonfire of the humanities

    Michael S. Malone '75, MBA '77, 21 Feb 2013

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

    Winter 2013

  • How to avoid a bonfire of the humanities

    How to avoid a bonfire of the humanities

    Michael S. Malone, 25 Nov 2012

    Tech writer Michael S. Malone '75, MBA '77 takes a look at why the high tech industry needs more humanities majors.