SCU in the News is a biweekly compilation of select media highlights featuring faculty, staff or students. Click the link at the end for a sampling of the hundreds of mentions of SCU in the media in the past two weeks.
Santa Clara University student James Hill III's appearance, victory and advancement to the semi-final round on Jeopardy! was featured in the San Jose Mercury News and AJCU Higher Ed News -- the weekly newsletter to Jesuit colleges and universities -- and was promoted several times on the local ABC TV station.
The TODAY Show included the SCU class “The Joy of Garbage” (ESI) in a feature about unusual classes on college campuses.
An upbeat economic forecast by Mario Belotti (Economics) was featured on KGO and KCBS radio stations, as well as numerous local news websites. Belotti and Alex Field (Economics) were interviewed on KLIV radio about the relative success of the Obama stimulus package, one year later.
SCU students watching the recent State of the Union address, including Tim Butler, Blake Harris, Megan Kollar and Todd Lane were interviewed by the San Jose Mercury News, and mentioned on local NBC TV. Kollar was also interviewed by KQED radio about what students were expecting from the address.
Tom Plante (Psychology) was quoted in a number of local Massachusetts papers about the Archdiocese of Boston hiring a former law-enforcement official to deal with abuse allegations. Plante’s study of the benefits of working out with a partner was also highlighted in Allure Magazine and Yahoo! Shine.
Andy Tsay (OMIS) was interviewed by the Chinese language publication 21st Century Business Herald about Apple's new iPad, and the battle brewing between the iPad and the Amazon Kindle.
A study by Sanjiv Das (Finance) about how banks ought to be handling mortgage restructurings was mentioned in DSNews, a publication read by professionals in the distressed-financing business.
Jerry Uelmen (Law) was quoted in numerous California papers, including the Sacramento Bee, Modesto Bee and San Jose Mercury News, expressing criticism about the local DA and a Stanislaus County public defender steering cases away from allegedly biased judges.
Kevin Walsh (Management) was quoted by MarketWatch about the different fates of Sun Microsystems and Apple, both stars during the tech bubble.
Michelle Oberman (Law) was quoted in an Edmonton Journal story about parents who kill their children, a story that was carried by more than a dozen other publications and websites.
Santa Clara University’s ROTC program’s victory in getting the prestigious MacArthur Award was described in the Army Times.
The Financial Post wrote about a study co-authored by Meir Statman (Finance) about how unadmired companies produced better returns for investors than admired ones.
Paul Crowley (Religious Studies) was quoted in a Press Democrat story about the impact of declining numbers of priests on Santa Rosa diocese.
James Lai (Political Science) was quoted in a story by New America Media about the lack of awareness by minorities of the Republican Tea Party movement.
Click the link below for a sampling of SCU media mentions in the past two weeks. The first part of the link is a list; the full text is below the list.
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