SCM Spring 2014 


The editorial, creative, and production teams responsible for making both the print and digital versions of the magazine a reality.


Spring 2014

From the Editor 


With hunger and curiosity, we seek a narrative arc that deepens understanding, both near and far—whether here on a bucolic campus or in Takhar and Yangon, on the sidewalks of New York or the streets of Ukraine.


Spring 2014 



Readers remember The Owl and Howard Anawalt, share answers to the question “Where do you pray?,” and more.


Spring 2014

The Dalai Lama 


Some advice from the Dalai Lama for Silicon Valley.


Spring 2014

Parting Shot 


Spring has sprung on the Mission campus.


Spring 2014



The writers, photographers, illustrators, and other folk whose work you'll find in the mag.


Spring 2014

Spring 2014

Table of contents


Radiant house

Building a house for the 2013 Solar Decathlon. That, and changing the world.

Américas cuisine

Telling a delicious tale of food and family with chef David Cordúa ’04.

Lessons from the field

Taut and tranquil moments in Afghanistan—an essay in words and images.

Mission Matters

Carried with compassion

The Dalai Lama’s first visit to Santa Clara.

Farther afield

Building safer houses in Ecuador. Research on capuchin monkeys in Costa Rica. Helping empower girls in The Gambia. And this is just the beginning for the Johnson Scholars Program.

What connects us

The annual State of the University address, including some fabulous news for the arts and humanities. And the announcement of Santa Clara 2020, a new vision for the University.