Alfonso Ortega is in the vanguard of researchers seeking to solve the increasingly complex problem of cooling electronics integral to daily life—laptops, mobile devices, and data centers. And beginning in August, he becomes integral to the School of Engineering at SCU—as the new dean and John M. Sobrato Professor. He arrives at SCU from Villanova University, where he established the National Science Foundation Center for Energy Smart Electronic Systems, forged deep relationships with the U.S. electronics industry, and served as associate VP for research and graduate programs. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from Southern Arizona Math, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA) for his contributions to the math and science development of Southern Arizona’s underrepresented middle and high school students and their teachers—an award that now bears his name. He succeeds Godfrey Mungal, who served as dean for the past decade and brought SCU’s engineering programs unprecedented national recognition.

Drumroll, Please!

Santa Clara University’s renovated jazz studio gives music majors and non-majors more space to find their sound.

A Plan For Tomorrow

Santa Clara President Julie Sullivan unveils a new strategic plan, Impact 2030, with a focus on increasing access and opportunity, and, of course, SCU’s Jesuit values and Silicon Valley location.

Hoops of Hope

From pink socks to non-profit outreach, Santa Clara Women’s Basketball hosted their annual Pink Game to honor families impacted by cancer.

Flight and Food

Birds can be the key to understanding the environment and SCU students are taking a closer look.