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A reviewer for the New York Review of Books lauded Janet Flammang’s (Political Science) book The Taste for Civilization: Food, Politics, and Civil Society, for its analysis of the decline of civilized eating traditions.

 KCBS radio reported the news that candidates in the nasty race for San Jose’s District 5 city council seat were invited to a special ethics workshop and ethics pledge-signing led by Judy Nadler (Markkula), to re-affirm their commitment to ethical campaigning.

 Jack Rasmus (Economics) appeared on Palo Alto’s community TV station Channel 27 discussing his new book, Epic Recession: Prelude to Global Depression, and taking calls from listeners about the global economic uncertainty and other issues.

 A book by Blake de Maria (Art and Art History) Becoming Venetian: Immigrants and the Arts in Early Modern Venice was reviewed by the Financial Times, which called the book “intriguing” for tracing the history of immigrant families who became citizens, including their role in the arts.

Meir Statman (Finance) was quoted by the L.A Times about the challenges of ethical investing and business practices for gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman. That story also ran in Editors Guild Magazine. An Associated Press article to which he contributed last month, about gender differences in retirement planning, continued to garner interest, running on

The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a contributor’s column about ethics in relationships, which was supported heavily by material from the Markkula Center.

Ed Steinman (Law) was interviewed by the Contra Costa Times about the unusual choice by a judge in the Sandra Cantu murder case to maintain a gag order after the defendant’s guilty plea. The story ran in the San Jose Mercury News, Tri-Valley Herald and other publications. He also was interviewed on KGO and KCBS radio stations on various topics: the Supreme Court’s ruling that juveniles in non-homicide cases can’t be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole; the Supreme Court allowing in some cases the civil commitment of sex offenders who have completed their criminal sentences; the likely nomination of Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Edward Davila to become the Bay Area's first Latino federal district judge in 14 years, and the constitutionality or Arizona’s tough new immigration law.

The San Francisco Chroniclereported that RefractHouse (Engineering) won a Special Achievement award during the 2010 Design Awards from the San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Linda Starr (NCIP) was interviewed on KCBS radio about the Supreme Court ruling forbidding lifetime sentences for juveniles.

Tom Plante (Psychology) talked to Catholic News Service about the extreme anger at the Catholic Church relative to other institutions where abuse has occurred. His interview was cited in Pittsburgh Catholic. He also talked to Religion News Service about the rise of deacons in the Catholic Church as the number of priests has declined, a story that ran on

 Gerald Uelmen (Law) talked to the San Francisco Chronicle for a front-page story about how courts over the years have denied governments the ability to enact spending cuts in tough budgetary times. He also talked to the Chronicle about the resistance of police officers to oversight despite persistent problems.

 Eric Goldman (Law) was quoted in the Wall Street Journal about a new problem for the Federal Trade Commission: bloggers who are witnesses in antitrust or other cases blogging details about the investigations before they are concluded. He also talked to about the suit against Google for collecting private wireless data with its Street View program.

 Scott LaBarge (Philosophy) was quoted in a Patriot Ledger blog, Wicked Local, about the lack of heroes in today’s society. LaBarge explained that today’s heroes are tackling complex problems, and that people know too much about one another to consider anyone a hero. “There's an old saying that no man is a hero to his valet; well, today we all read the valet's blog,” he said.

 Here’s a sampling of the hundreds of mentions of SCU in the media in the past two weeks. The first part of the link is a list; the full text is below the list.

***NOTE: Use EXTREME CAUTION before printing the linked information, as it will be dozens of pages!! ***

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