Can We?

Exploring where the arts, humanities, and sciences interface helps students create a meaningful life.

Debbie Tahmassebi,
Dean, Arts and Sciences

Should We?

Performers like Taye Diggs show you don’t have to do just one thing—you can pursue a broad range of interests.

Christina Zanfagna,

Will We?

Life isn’t about being complacent but stepping outside your comfort zone to explore who you are.

Taye Diggs,
Actor, Singer, Writer

Frank Sinatra Chair in the Performing Arts: Groundbreaking actor and singer from film and stage, Taye Diggs, is beginning a residency at SCU. He’s best known for his role in the Tony Award-winning musical RENT. Photo by Getty Images

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    Athletic Excellence on the Rise

    Santa Clara University’s vision to enhance the prominence and achievements of its athletics program received a strong vote of confidence, with $25 million in gifts to build a state-of-the art Athletic Excellence Center.

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    “Even Heaven Is Not Home”

    Acclaimed author Khaled Hosseini ’88 was back on campus last week, talking Sea Prayer and the plight of refugees around the world.

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    The Second Chance Gap

    Law Professor Colleen Chien heads to Washington, D.C. to advocate for using technology to ensure individuals with criminal records get the “second chance” they’ve been promised.

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    Khaled Hosseini’s Sea Prayer

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

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    When Goliath Learns to Code

    At “Ballots and Bots,” top technology specialists and social scientists discussed how both disciplines are manipulated to impact elections—past, present and future.


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