Academics & Research

  • How Did You Win a Fulbright?

    How Did You Win a Fulbright?

    Deborah Lohse, 12 Jun 2018

    Here are a few ideas for what’s led to a record number of these prestigious fellowships for Santa Clara students.


  • The Avocado Toast on the Wall: The Paradox of China’s Rise

    The Avocado Toast on the Wall: The Paradox of China’s Rise

    Michael A. Santoro and Robert Shanklin, 16 May 2018

    An update to one president’s maxim on trying to control the internet—even in a society where control is a top priority.  

  • Nobel Beginnings

    Nobel Beginnings

    Deborah Lohse , 27 Mar 2018

    Santa Clara Professor Hersh Shefrin, fellow economist Richard Thaler, and the beginning of the fight to have behavioral economics taken seriously. There was yelling involved.

    Spring 2018

  • A Brief Behavioral History

    A Brief Behavioral History

    Hersh Shefrin, 27 Mar 2018

    Hersh Shefrin on how behavioral economics has shaped the focus of his own writing and research.

    Spring 2018

  • Apple of Our Eye

    Apple of Our Eye

    Matt Morgan, 27 Mar 2018

    Sean Reilly ’16 learned a thing or two about pond apples on a Fulbright to Australia. Pond apples are delicious—a tastier mango. Even sweeter? The Rhodes Scholarship he earned thanks in part to his research.

    Spring 2018

  • Sticky Science

    Sticky Science

    Tina Vossugh, 27 Mar 2018

    Amelia Fuller and student researchers harness the power of sticky molecules to fight pollution. Their work snagged a Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award. 

    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

  • What Does Politics Have To Do with Beauty?

    What Does Politics Have To Do with Beauty?

    Monique Beeler , 27 Mar 2018

    Timothy Lukes answers. Part of the equation: showman P.T. Barnum, naturalist John Muir, and auto designer Harley Earl, who gave us the ’57 Chevy.

    Spring 2018

  • A Cautionary Tale

    A Cautionary Tale

    Matt Morgan, 27 Mar 2018

    Sociologist Laura Nichols ’90 on how past and present converge for undocumented college students

    Spring 2018