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The Chronicle of Higher Education interviewed Kimberly Hill (Theatre and Dance) and her students, Samantha Pistoresi andAnna Vossler, about an assignment she gave them to help them better relate to the characters in Hay Fever, for which they're rehearsing. The play is set in 1925, and Hill challenged her students to live for a week without modern technology.
The Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal wrote a series of stories revolving around the 100th Anniversary of the law school. The stories quoted the current and three former deans of the school: George Alexander, Mack Player, Gerald Uelmen, and Donald Polden, as well as numerous students and alumni. The stories focused on the impact of the law school on the Bay Area in fields including real estate, IP, and corporate law.
Elizabeth Drescher(Religious Studies) was interviewed on KQED on Good Friday about the explosion of iPhone applications for the religious faithful.
The Lehrer Newshour talked to Lt. Col. John Tao (Military Science) about SCU’s Army ROTC program, as part of a story about Stanford University possibly welcoming ROTC programs back to its campus. Numerous other stories on Stanford also mentioned SCU’s program, which currently trains Stanford cadets.
Janet Giddings (Religious Studies) was quoted in a San Jose Mercury News story about how the Easter Bunny and Easter eggs came to be associated with a holiday commemorating the resurrection of Christ. The story ran in 44 other publications or news sites, including the (New Orleans) Times-Picayune, the Chicago Tribune and the Charleston Gazette.  
Terri Griffith (Management) wrote an article that was published in the Wall Street Journal about how managers can best tap into social media to improve their company’s performance.
NBC Bay Area interviewed Therese Mathis (College of Arts & Sciences) about the nomination of alumnus and former trustee and professor Leon Panetta's nomination as Defense Secretary. Dozens of news stories about Panetta’s promotion mentioned his affiliation with SCU, as well.
Meir Statman (Finance) was quoted in a Reuters story about those who try to avoid “sin stocks” in their portfolios. He was quoted by Crain’s Investment News about a study showing that four out of 10 affluent investors prefer to manage their own money rather than rely on professionals, and was also listed as one of AdvisorOne’s 25 most influential people for advisers for 2011.
The influential economics blog Marginal Revolution reviewed Alex Field’s (Economics) new book A Great Leap Forward, calling it a “masterpiece,” a “must-read” and “one of the best economics books of the last ten years.” His book was mentioned or reviewed also in the blogs Economix and Dismal Scientist.
Santa Clara University was named one of the best places to work by The San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal.  Also, CNET, Giga Om, and Greentech Media wrote about Santa Clara University’s installation of 60 rooftop solar collectors that concentrate sunlight to generate heat.
Tammy Madsen (Management) was quoted in a Mercury News story about the merger-and-acquisition trends among Silicon Valley’s top 150 companies, for a story that ran in numerous other papers.
The San Jose Mercury News quoted James Lai (Ethnic Studies/Political Science) in an article about the lack of diversity in Bay Area's city councils. The article was republished in Model MinorityOroville Mercury-Register, and Santa Cruz Sentinel.
A San Jose Mercury News story about the appointment of William Rewak, S.J. as SCU’s new chancellor ran in a dozen affiliated Bay Area papers. The Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal also picked up the news.
Kirk Hanson (Markkula) was interviewed on KCBS radio on the ethical dimensions of PG&E CEO Peter Darbee’s resignation.
Brad Joondeph(Law) was a guest on the syndicated public radio Kojo Nnamdi Show to discuss the progress of legal challenges to Obama’s health-care law.
Judy Nadler(Markkula) spoke to NBC Bay Area about the growing, but often misplaced, backlash against compensation and pension awards to public employees.
NBC Bay Area interviewed Jerrold Shapiro (Counseling Psychology) about the dynamics of today's modern family and what it means for the children and the parents. He was also interviewed by ABC News  about whether men are more likely than women to have prenuptial cold feet.
Warren Gibson(Mechanical Engineering) wrote an article for Freeman Online about the nature of bank ownership of the Federal Reserve, which also ran in the National Center for Policy Analysis.
Don Polden (Law) was quoted in the ABA Journal about criticisms of new accreditation proposals by the Association of American Law Schools.
Dale Achabal (Marketing) was quoted in a San Francisco Chronicle story about the future of multilevel marketing such as Avon and Amway in the current economic environment.
An Associated Press story exploring the cases of mothers killing their children quoted Michelle Oberman (Law) and ran in more than 240 publications or sites nationwide, including the Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionChicago Tribune, the website of the Today Show, and the Kansas City Star.
Eric Goldman (Law) was quoted in the New York Times about a ruling against Google in Europe and in the LA Times about the failed effort by two brothers to further sue Mark Zuckerberg.  His new site highlighting an abusive practice by some doctors,, was written up in Bloomberg News, MediaPost, and the blogs TechDirt and Justia.
Maurice Possley (NCIP) was quoted in a Mercury News story that ran in numerous other papers, exploring prosecutor misconduct.
David Friedman (Law) was quoted in the Boston Globe and Jewish World Review about widespread misperceptions of the economic success of President Herbert Hoover.
The San Jose Mercury News interviewed Tasha Mistry '11 about the job market for new college graduates. The article was republished in 11 newspapers, including Contra Costa TimesOakland Tribune, and San Mateo County Times.
NBC Bay Area interviewed Simi Olabisi '11 about her senior design project, a solar neonatal incubator.
The San Jose Mercury News interviewed Lester Deanes (Student Life) about the Diversity Leadership Conference that's taking place at SCU April 30.
The Independent Florida Alligator mentioned one of SCU's unique classes, The Joy of Garbage, which is taught by Stephanie Hughes (Environmental Studies), in an article about unusual and quirky courses that are being offered at universities nationwide.
The San Mateo Daily Journal interviewed Lindsey Kouvaris (de Saisset Museum) about the new spring exhibition featuring Life Cycle by Susan Middleton and The Theater of Insects by Jo Whaley.
Steven Saum (OMC) recorded a Perspectives piece for KQED-FM about's bizarre marketing algorithm that suggested the book Stone Me: The Wit and Wisdom of Keith Richards, after the purchase of Rolling Away the Stone: Mary Baker Eddy's Challenge to Materialism.
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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