Fraud Detectors

Students get real world experience from a program in the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.

Navigating ethics and compliance in a Silicon Valley giant—all in a day’s work for students through the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
For 15 hours each week, three SCU seniors—Sarina Jwo and classmates Ashley Derakhshandeh and Conor Boone—wear the cap of internal investigators at Cisco Systems as part of a new program from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. The interns have been trained as fraud analysts and work alongside ethics and compliance professionals on investigations. Day-to-day duties include analyzing expense reports and transmissions, compiling reports, and participating in interviews.

Spin Masters

In searching for patterns that would differentiate one species of webspinners from the next, Professor Janice Edgerly-Rooks wondered: What if you put their steps to music? Would you be able to hear the differences?

A Strong Red

Santa Clara’s signature red has been around since the late 1800s. Before it was made official, though, we were almost the blue Broncos.

Unspooling Stories

Art historian Andrea Pappas explores the sneaky feminism woven into colonial embroideries.

The Pope, AI, and Us

Santa Clara’s Markkula Center joins the Vatican in contemplating—what else?—the ethics of AI and other disruptive tech.