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  •  Ignatian Center Lectures Strive to Bridge Public Dialogue Among Faiths

    Despite America’s reputation as a melting pot of races and creeds, unease and confusion still seem to be the predominant state of interfaith relations in this country. Members of faiths from Catholicism, Judaism, Hinduism, or Islam often are aware only of the most superficial or negative facets of other faiths.

    In an attempt to bridge that gap and promote interreligious respect and understanding, Santa Clara University is holding a series of a dozen lectures exploring the public significance of sacred texts from diverse contexts and faith traditions.

    The series is being presented by the University’s Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education. Some of the speakers are high-profile representatives of their faiths, such as Hindu Ravi Gupta, who met Pope Benedict XVI upon his first visit to the U.S., and Muslim Ingrid Mattson, who spoke at President Obama’s first inaugural interfaith prayer service.

    Titled Sacred Dialogue: Interpreting and Embodying Sacred Texts Across Traditions, speakers in this series will discuss important aspects of their respective faiths’ sacred texts.

    Michael Fishbane, of the University of Chicago, will kick off the lectures on Jan. 22 with a talk on “Creating a Culture of Care: Hebrew Scripture and Jewish Tradition on Charity and Hospitality.” Judaism has always demanded that followers provide care, respect, and understanding to the poor, from the early days where a portion of farmers’ fields were left for the wandering poor, to more-modern interpretations of charity and hospitality, he said. “Judaism has various normative regulations and duties—the Halakha—but how you deal with those in certain moral situations has evolved over time,” Fishbane said.

    He said Judaism is a religion of vast scriptural interpretation. Many types and spiritual levels of interpretation will be presented to show the diverse approaches to the subjects of care and charity in Judaism.

    Another speaker, Ravi M. Gupta of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, on Feb. 5 will discuss “Creation and Chaos in Hindu Sacred Texts.” He says sacred texts such as the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, and the Bhagavata Purana offer a holistic way of looking at creation or innovation, processes which Americans generally revere. Positive creation can arise from mistakes and new problems can arise when addressing another problem. Hindu texts recognize the process of creation to be “a series of successive challenges,” says Gupta.

    “We solve one, and from that we produce a second challenge. That cycle of problem-solution, problem-solution, points to the fact that a problem is a source of productivity,” he says. “and sometimes solutions to problems, even within human relationships, are borne from conflict.”

    Another talk, on Feb. 20 by Ingrid Mattson of Huron University College of the University of Western Ontario, Canada, will cover “Sacred Dialogues Across the Qur'an,” including the role of that text in the daily lives of Muslims.

    “This winter lecture series seeks to promote an ethic of dialogue across religious traditions,” said Michael C. McCarthy, S.J., director of Santa Clara University’s Ignatian Center. “[It] offers an opportunity to go beyond the surface of popular and sometime polarizing rhetoric, so that we might collectively engage issues of public import through the resources of diverse sacred texts and traditions.”

    Also as part of the series, the Ignatian Center will host an exhibit Feb. 15 to June 30, featuring art celebrating and created from sacred texts. More on the exhibit can be found at

    Gupta said the lecture series is an important opportunity for audience members of any faith. Such dialogue has value “in a way that publishing a paper in an obscure journal would not,” he says. “It’s the balance of bringing academics into conversation with the larger world, and one religion into conversation with another.”

    The series begins on Jan. 22 and continues through March 14. A full list of events, dates, and times can be found at

  •  Unique Pairing

    Testarossa Winery is helping support the Santa Clara University Solar Decathlon team through the sale of a limited release chardonnay. Proceeds from the sale of a custom-labeled 2010 Testarossa chardonnay benefit the team’s 2013 Radiant House project.

    “As a young Jesuit I picked grapes on the hills behind the Testarossa winery and worked there during the wine-making season. I couldn't be happier to be teamed up with Testarossa and the long tradition behind it,” says Jim Reites, S.J., a faculty advisor for the decathlon team.

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon is an award-winning program that challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are attractive, cost-effective, and energy efficient. Santa Clara University’s 2013 Radiant House team is comprised of qualified students from several disciplines.

    “This is a fun and exciting endeavor for us,” said Testarossa owner Rob Jensen. “We have a very personal connection with the team, as our son Nick is an engineering student at SCU and is helping to build the house. He’s putting into practice all the construction odd jobs he’s done at the winery during his school breaks.”

    Testarossa and its owners have a long history with Santa Clara. Rob and Diana Jensen met at SCU as undergrads in the electrical engineering program. And when their small winery business needed to expand, Testarossa moved into the historic Novitiate Winery in Los Gatos. The priest who married Rob and Diana, John Geary, S.J., went to seminary at the Novitiate in the 1930s. Geary’s father, an architect, first expanded the winery after Prohibition was repealed.

    “The education and opportunities we received at Santa Clara University not only brought us together, but set the table for our success as business owners,” says Diana Jensen. “We are proud to be able to give a bit back to the University.”

    Only 100 cases of the limited Radiant House Chardonnay are available. It sells for $20 a bottle in the Testarossa tasting room in Los Gatos and online.

  •  Making SCU Look Good

    The SCU Media Relations team would like to thank the faculty and staff who are flexible with their time to help us meet the requests of reporters. A strong relationship with the media propels our reputation as a world-class university with articulate and well-respected leaders. We encourage you to reach out to us at with your story ideas and areas of expertise if you would like to speak with reporters.

    Print Feature:

    Elsa Chen (Political Science) wrote an oped that ran in the San Jose Mercury News about why Prop 36 to amend the state’s “Three Strikes” Law would save money and increase fairness.





    Broadcast Feature:

    Robert Hendershott (Finance) appeared on ABC7 discussing the impact on Facebook stock when the company's IPO lockup period ends.


    For a list of all SCU faculty and staff media mentions, visit SCU in the News.

  •  En Garde SCU!

    Watching men wearing knee-high leather boots and throwing swords across the room feels like stepping into the days of Louis XIII. But this is just a typical day in Stage Combat, a special course that takes students back to a time when conflict was dealt with by nothing but a face-to-face test of skill and swords.

    Kit Wilder ’89 is currently teaching the Stage Combat class in SCU’s Department of Theatre and Dance, helping prepare actors for roles in the upcoming production of The Three Musketeers and encouraging some non-majors to channel their inner 8-year-old while learning the intricacies of stage fighting.

    Wilder held his first sword in a 1982 community theater production of Romeo and Juliet and it was love at first parry. Wilder is now the associate artistic director of City Lights Theater Company in San Jose and makes his living acting, directing, and teaching stage combat to students across the Bay Area. 

    “When I first held a sword it was like my hand belonged to it and it belonged to my hand,” said Wilder.

    Wilder personally owns about 50 swords and 18 from his collection are being used in The Three Musketeers which opens this Friday, Nov. 2. The swords are real but are made specifically for actors and do not have sharp blades or points. That doesn’t mean there aren’t elements of danger. Even in practice the students do not wear protective eyewear like fencers, though they are taught various safety guidelines.

    Wilder’s students are essentially getting a year’s worth of stage combat training in eight weeks. 

    “The best way to learn sword fighting is by doing it, experience is the best teacher,” explained Wilder. 

    To successfully execute a stage fight everything is choreographed, almost like a dance. Wilder explained that the key to stage fighting is that it unfolds in reverse. For example, students are instructed to wait for a partner to dodge before swinging. Precautionary techniques are what make combat safe, yet convincing, on stage. 

    “That’s the challenging part; we have to remember that it’s not real, we are not actually trying to run someone through,” said James Hill ’13, a senior communication major.

    The class was open to both theater majors and non-majors, and there is a good representation of both in the class. Students not majoring in theater arts gain a good party trick. For actors participating in the many fight scenes in The Three Musketeers, this class provides familiarity with the play’s weaponry and choreography. Stage Combat also teaches techniques that won’t be featured in the show but are great for an actor’s resume.

    Wilder has directed fights in other SCU productions, including Macbeth in 2010. Wilder also attended SCU with The Three Musketeers director Jeffrey Bracco ’89. They first collaborated—and even shared a fight scene—as students in a 1988 campus production of Romeo and Juliet with Wilder as Mercutio and Bracco playing Romeo. Now, they are working together to choreograph fights and prepare actors for The Three Musketeers.

    “To see Kit and Jeff come back together and work on the same show is great because it really shows the power of Santa Clara’s alumni network,” said Alec Brown ’13, a theater arts major and actor in The Three Musketeers.

    The Stage Combat course is offered this quarter to complement The Three Musketeers performance, but the theater department is considering offering the training more often. While some consider it a resume-builder, many see it as a creative outlet and childhood fantasy fulfillment. 

    “It essentially allows you to get in touch with another time which innately brings out a sense of romance and danger, which both audiences and actors secretly love,” said Wilder.

    The Three Musketeers runs Nov. 2 through Nov. 10. Tickets are on sale on

  •  National Recognition

    From Alumni satisfaction to bang for your buck, Santa Clara University’s reputation for excellence grew stronger with the latest round of rankings.

    • SCU ranked tops in a new college rating system based on alumni surveys. The Alumni Factor ranked SCU first among regional universities and 43rd nationally. The online guide calls SCU “an excellent school that is emerging on the national scene and will rapidly grow in popularity and notoriety.”
    • SCU holds strong at No. 2 among master’s universities in the region, according to U.S. News & World Report. The School of Engineering jumped from No. 21 to No. 14 in top programs for undergraduate engineering. Santa Clara also placed in a new category for best value.
    • SCU is ranked among the top 75 of America’s Best Colleges in a list released by Forbes Magazine. SCU is ranked No. 72, dramatically climbing the charts from 318 in 2008.


  •  SCU in the News

    The Wall Street Journal quoted James Lai (Political Science/Ethnic Studies) on the impact of Republicans blocking law professor Goodwin Liu's appointment to a federal appeals court. Lai was also quoted in the San Jose Mercury News about the rapid growth of Indian-Americans in the Bay Area. The article was republished in six papers across California.
    Linda Starr (NCIP) was quoted in the legal newspaper Daily Journal about a new DA for Kern County who has drawn criticism for her aggressiveness, and in the Louis Farakkhan/Nation of Islam-founded paper The Final Call about the prevalence of wrongful convictions, especially against African-American men.
    The New York Times and other publications noted that about 75 professors across the country —including SCU’s Gary Macy and Kristin Heyer (Religious Studies) and Michael Zampelli, S.J. (Theatre and Dance) — wrote a letter urging House Speaker John Boehner to remember Catholic teachings on helping the poor as he shepherds the federal budget.
    The San Jose Mercury News wrote a feature story about the Centennial-year graduation of the School of Law, which quoted President Michael Engh, S.J., and students Brittney Salvatore, Carlos Rosario, Sarah Mercer and Jennifer McAllister.
    Judy Nadler (Markkula) was quoted in a widely reprinted California Watch story about a politician whose biographies misidentified him as a UC Berkeley graduate.
    The news that the Hispanic-theologian group ACHTUS is presenting awards to the Jesuit School of Theology and Eduardo Fernandez, S.J., (JST) was reported in the National Catholic Reporter’s online site. The story quoted Kevin Burke, S.J. (JST).
    David Ball (Law) talked to KCBS and KLIV radio stations about a new Supreme Court decision ordering California to release thousands of prisoners due to inhumane conditions in the prisons.
    Thomas Plante (Psychology) was quoted in The Washington Post about the latest John Jay report on clergy sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. The piece was republished in He was also interviewed by ABC7 and wrote two blogs, which were published in the Huffington Post and Psychology Today.
    Meir Statman (Finance) was quoted by Money Magazine about the poor market-timing ability of the majority of investors, and by the Wall Street Journal about the advantages of women’s insecurity about investing. He also spoke to AdvisorOne about what financial advisers can do to prevent clients from behaving self-destructively, and to Associated Content about the difficulty of resisting the urge to spend money when offered discount sales.
    Anna Han (Law) was quoted in the San Jose Mercury News about a dispute between Yahoo and its Chinese company partner.
    News that the Center for Science, Technology, and Society has created an “Energy Map” providing information about 40 social enterprises that are solving the problem of lack of electricity or clean fuel was featured in the website Environmental Protection.
    Eric Goldman (Law) was quoted in a New York Times story about the difficulty of enforcing privacy laws of different countries on Internet companies like Twitter, and spoke to the New York Times and KGO TV about a challenge to Google over its acceptance of ads from rogue pharmacies. He also spoke to the San Jose Mercury News about a Facebook PR firm’s clandestine campaign to bash Google. All the stories were widely carried by other media outlets nationwide.
    A Santa Clara University program, “One in Four, that helps prevent sexual assault, was mentioned in the San Luis Obispo Tribune.
    Michelle Oberman (Law) was quoted in the Fort Collins Coloradoan about the tragedy of mothers who kill their own children.
    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!! ***


  •  SCU in the News

    The San Jose Mercury News interviewed Lester Deanes (Student Life) about the Diversity Leadership Conference, which was held at Santa Clara University. The article  ran in 11 other area newspapers, and Green KKGN Radio also aired a segment on one of the sessions from the conference.
    Huffington Post published the "Top 10 Ethical Questions Every Incoming College Freshman Faces," a project of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
    Tasha Mistry '11 wrote a blog for USA Today's College section about the five things graduating seniors should do during their job search to land their first job after graduation.
    Fred Foldvary (Economics) was quoted in the New York Times about Bay Area transportation officials’ experiments with “congestion pricing.”
    Miller-McCune Magazine wrote an article about Amara Brook's (Psychology) research on how likely people were to change their behavior if they learned that their lifestyle was environmentally unsustainable.
    Al Hammond (CSTS) was quoted in a story about social entrepreneurship in the San Jose Mercury News.
    KTVU interviewed Jim Cottrill (Political Science) about what the 2012 presidential race looks like for Republicans.
    Kirk Hanson (Markkula) was interviewed on KQED's Forum about financial conflicts of interest between physicians and the pharmaceutical and medical industry. He was also quoted extensively in Corporate Secretary magazine about the lack of attention by corporations to the risk of poor ethical behavior.
    John Hamm (Management) was quoted in about the need for leaders to be good listeners. His new book Unusually Excellent: The Necessary Nine Skills Required for the Practice of Great Leadershipwas also reviewed by Hartford Business Journal, TechJournal South, and RISMedia and he wrote about it in SmartBusiness online.
    Eric Goldman (Law) was quoted in the International Herald Tribune, New York Times and numerous Las Vegas sites and newspapers including the Las Vegas Sun about a key case regarding bloggers’ rights to reproduce articles written by news organizations.
     School Construction News interviewed Joe Sugg (University Operations) about the new eco-friendly student apartments.
    Thomas Plante (Psychology) blogged in Psychology Today about whether Facebook is a projective test for narcissism.
    Judy Nadler (Markkula) talked to the Redding Record Searchlight about a local county attorney who is being challenged for time spent advocating for the Tea Party, for a story that was picked up by the blog Law Enforcement Corruption. She spoke to the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin about Upland’s embattled city manager.
    Elizabeth Drescher’s (Religious Studies) book Tweet if you (Heart) Jesus received a favorable review in Publisher’s Weekly.
    A speech at St. Leo University by Ron Hansen (English) about the 12 rules for writing compelling historical fiction, was covered by the Tampa Tribune.
    The work of two MBA students, Nidhi Jetley and Ashwini Patil, to organize an educational event for parents of teens, was noted in the San Jose Mercury News.
    Asian Journal wrote a profile of Angelo Ancheta (Law) who was recently appointed to the California Citizens Redistricting Commission.
    Andre Delbecq (Management) was quoted in Workforce Management story about how to tap a “higher power” in the workplace.
    Patricia Cain (Law) was quoted in about the difficulties of married same-sex couples to figure out their tax-filing status, due to conflicts among various laws.
    Emily Cervino (CEPI) was quoted in the BNA publication Pension & Benefits Reporter about the need for education on stock-pay plans.

    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!! ***


  •  SCU in the News

    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!! *** 


  •  SCU in the News


    SCU in the News is a biweekly compilation of select media highlights featuring faculty, staff or students.  Click the link at the end of this e-mail for 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.

    Timothy King (Anthropology) and his students appeared in a number of newspaper, broadcast and blog stories about their work digging for mammoth remains in Castroville. They made the front page of the San Francisco Chronicle and The Daily Post and also appeared in two other newspapers, six television stations across the country, and seven online news sites.
    Mike Sexton (Admissions) wrote a piece titled “What Students Forget to Do When Picking a College” for The Washington Post’s blog The Answer Sheet.
    USA Today’s College section posted student Claire Overholt’s blog about her experience as a designer for the university’s first eco fashion show.
    Jeremy Horwitz (Mathematics) was mentioned by the New York Times and San Jose Mercury News, and interviewed on NBC Bay Area, for being part of the “puzzle posse,” that helped get pitcher Brian Wilson to be the answer in a NY Times crossword puzzle.
    Patricia Cain (Law) was quoted extensively in the New York Times blog, Bucks, about the strange tax situation that married gay couples find themselves in because of a lack of recognition of same-sex marriage by federal tax officials.
    National Catholic Reporter’s Colleges and Universities edition published a piece featuring Santa Clara University’s sustainability initiatives and Lindsey Cromwell Kalkbrenner (Sustainability).
    Ellen Kreitzberg (Law) was interviewed on KQED’s Forum about the start of the trial for the alleged murderer of journalist Chauncey Bailey. 
     Judy Nadler (Markkula) spoke to ABC radio about a Georgetown site for students with interview questions submitted by “spies” who have gone through interviews at various companies. She also spoke to the Arizona Republic about flaws leading to the firing of Fiesta Bowl’s CEO, for a story cited in the Chronicle of Philanthropy and elsewhere.
    Stephen Diamond (Law) was quoted in the New York Times about Facebook’s firing of an employee for stock-trading violations. 
      WBUR, Boston’s NPR station, interviewed Michelle Bezanson (Anthropology) about Jean Auel's books and how they fueled her interest in human evolution. Bezanson also discussed how she uses the books to teach students about biological anthropology.
     Lecturer Gordon Yamate (Law) wrote an oped for the San Jose Mercury News about how a judge’s decision in a shareholder lawsuit involving Del Monte Foods sheds light on investment bankers’ conflicts of interest.
    KCBS Radio did a story about trends in hiring college graduates Santa Clara University’s spring career fair and interviewed Tasha Mistry, who graduated in March, about her successful job search that landed her job offers from three companies.
    Eric Goldman (Law) was quoted in an Associated Press article about Google’s acquisition of airline fare tracker ITA Software, which ran in about 95 outlets. He also was in the Financial Times, two Wall Street Journal blogs, NPR’s Marketplace, the Mercury News and San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal discussing various timely tech-law cases.
    Jack Rasmus (Economics) was a guest expert on KGO 810AM, discussing the topic of the housing crisis, foreclosure trends, and pending legislation and state attorneys general actions.
    David Hasen (Law) was quoted over three days for a special report on KLIV radio about the push for breaks on taxes for companies that “repatriate” earnings being held in overseas affiliates.
    Don Polden (Law) was noted in ABA Journal, Inside Higher Ed and Tax Prof for his reaction to criticisms of an ABA committee’s proposals to revamp law-school accreditation standards.
    A new study by NCIP on prosecutorial misconduct was covered by the Los Angeles Times, CNN, and The pieces quoted Maurice Possley and Jessica Seargeant (NCIP). NCIP’s Cookie Ridolfi was mentioned in a Mercury News story noting that prosecutor and SCU lecturer David Angel had joined Santa Clara County’s Conviction Integrity Unit to remedy faulty prosecutions like those spotlighted by NCIP.
    Paul Crowley (Religious Studies) was quoted in America Magazine about university roles in fostering a dialogue between religion and science.
    Colleen Chien (Law) wrote a piece for Patently O, regarding the FTC and patents and notices.
    David Friedman (Law) wrote an article for The Progress Report on, arguing that markets are “highly but not completely efficient.”
    Gerald Uelmen (Law) was quoted in a Monterey County Herald story about a stalking defendant’s victim being advised by his lawyer. 
    Click the link below for 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!! ***
  •  SCU in the News

    Alexander Field (Economics) wrote an oped arguing that a high-speed rail project could be a valuable jobs and economic stimulus measure. The piece ran in 40 papers nationwide including papers in Duluth, Minn.; Bridgeport, Conn.; Allentown, Pa.; Kansas City, and Sacramento.
    Godfrey Mungal (Engineering) blogged for the Huffington Post on why more engineering schools need to incorporate social justice, ethics, and compassion into the curriculum.
    Kirk Hanson (Markkula) weighed in with the Wall Street Journal on questions like “who gets the armrest?” and what to do about rude seatmates on flights.  Hanson was one of six experts for a “Middle Seat” column on the ethics and etiquette of flying.
    James Lai (Political Science) was quoted in a widely reprinted New York Times article about the U.S. Census-quantified phenomenon of Asians flocking to suburbs rather than cities.
    Scott Maurer (KGACLC) appeared in an ABC “7 on Your Side” story that provided tips for indebted people to stop harassing calls and tactics by collection agencies.  
    Elizabeth Drescher (Religious Studies) was quoted in the Los Angeles Times putting into context a trend by some to spend the Sabbath unplugged from technology.
    David Sloss (Law) wrote an oped for the legal paper San Francisco/Los Angeles Daily Journal about a lack of knowledge about international law by those prosecuting piracy.
    Meir Statman (Finance) was interviewed by Canada’s Globe and Mail  and Pension and Investments about his book What Investors Really Want. He was also quoted in Silicon Alley Insider about the psychology of saving and Bloomberg BusinessWeek about financial iPhone apps (a story picked up by numerous other outlets).  A study he co-authored on cultural factors in investing was cited in and other sites.
    Eric Goldman (Law) appeared on the front page of the San Francisco Chronicle’s Sunday business section, addressing the question of whether Google’s search tactics are inherently unfair or anti-competitive. He also was in talking about the New York Times’ new charges for online news.
    Gary Macy (Religious Studies) was quoted on the history of women’s ordination, in a story that ran in Canada’s GlobalNews sites (Lethbridge, Regina, and Edmonton) about women who defy the Church by being ordained.
    NBC Bay Area interviewed Laura Robinson (Sociology) on companies that build people's social networks by selling them Twitter followers and why people are paying for these services.
    Judy Nadler (Markkula) spoke to the (Palm Springs) Desert Sun about a controversy over a city-funded gala. The story also ran in Asheville Citizen-Times. She also spoke to the Louisville Courier-Journal about a council member’s failure to pay taxes on time.
    SCU men’s basketball’s run for the top spot in the postseason tournament was carried in numerous papers including the Contra Costa Times, Chico Enterprise Record.
    News that the Northern California Innocence Project at SCU had achieved one prisoner’s exoneration and another’s verdict reversal (which later became an exoneration) made headlines across the country, including stories in the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, KTLA TV, Herald Sun,, McClatchy Information Services, and the CBS blog CrimeSider. Some of the stories quoted Linda Starr (NCIP).
    Patricia Cain (Law) was quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle about the complexities for same-sex couples filing taxes.
    Paul Crowley (Religious Studies) was quoted in a story in America Magazine about historical efforts to reconcile theology and science.
    News that Ruth Cook (Education) was honored with the Outstanding Educator Award by the Morgan Autism Center was noted in the San Jose Mercury News.
    Brad Joondeph’s (Law) comments about the Supreme Court’s plans to expedite hearings on the federal health law were carried in the blog California Healthline.
    Jack Rasmus (Economics) wrote an article for Common Dreams casting doubt on public employee pension benefit levels as the main cause of state budget woes.
    David Caldwell (Management) was mentioned in a Harvard Business Review article, (which was rerun in Business Insider blog) about corporate culture. The piece was written by Leavey School of Business advisory board member Nilofer Merchant.
    Student Sara Phillips was featured in the San Jose Mercury News in a story about the “new look of the 21st century” – i.e., a multiracial lineage.  The story noted that Jesuit SCU “demands that every student understand and oppose racial barriers.”
    News that the Center for Science, Technology, and Society will team up with Indian business school XLRI for social-entrepreneurship training through GSBI was reported in the blog Development through Enterprise and in Hindustan Times, Telegraph of India, Times of India, Pioneer Online and the Financial Express.
    News of a student internship fair featuring only startup companies, sponsored by the CIE, SCEO and Career Center, was highlighted on the blog
    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.
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    The San Jose Mercury News ran a column about social media and religion, which featured Elizabeth Drescher (Religious Studies) who has a book coming out on the subject. Numerous other papers picked up the column. Also, a Religion Dispatches article written by Drescher bout the controversial iPhone app for Catholic confession-goers was praised by Catholic Register.  
    The Philadelphia Inquirer published Thomas Plante's (Psychology) oped on the most common myths about the clergy sexual abuse scandal. He was also interviewed by Ventura County Star about Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony's retirement and legacy that's marred by the sexual-abuse scandal.
    A study on duopolies co-authored by Allen Hammond (Law) was cited in stories about Rupert Murdock, in the Columbia Journalism Review and the Washington Post.
    Nancy Unger's (History) oped on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to take away the union rights of most public workers was published in The Bakersfield Californian and the Wisconsin State Journal.
    Research indicating that happiness adds to one’s ability to delay gratification, by John Ifcher and Homa Zarghamee (Economics) was featured in the Wall Street Journal’s  Ideas Market blog and the New York Times blog Freakanomics. The pair also had a Q&A in the blog Science + Religion Today.
    Judy Nadler (Markkula) was interviewed in KCBS radio about a San Francisco Chronicle story showing that Gov. Jerry Brown of California is not revealing his entire workday schedule. She spoke to a Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights blogger about Gavin Newsom’s plans to lease office space from a campaign contributor and to the Indianapolis Star and Martinsville Daily about various government ethics topics.
    News that Ed Maurer (Engineering) was named one of 21 Google science communication fellows was picked up by several sites including and  
    Pat Cain (Law) was interviewed by Tax Notes about the complexities of a new IRS rule allowing same-sex partners to claim refunds using state community property rules.
    Joe Sugg (University Operations) was interviewed on CreaTV about Santa Clara University's sustainability initiatives. He was also interviewed by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal about the Chromasun solar thermal system installed on the rooftop of Benson Memorial Center.
    Brad Joondeph (Law) was quoted by about the pace of lawsuits challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and his blog was quoted in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. quoted him in a story about the oddities of having Washington state’s top legal enforcer fighting the Obama health law while the governor supports it.
    Daniel Aguiar (CIE) gave an interview to the blog about how college students can find start-up and small company internship opportunities. Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal picked up the story.
    Jim Balassone (Markkula) was quoted in about a study showing that the majority of Americans would cross a picket line for a good job.
    A symposium organized by Eric Goldman (Law) about the 15-year anniversary of a key Internet law, was the subject of several days of social-media chatter on Twitter and blogs.  Stories stemming from the conference were posted at, Computerworld, Techdirt, and (which was picked up on various Yahoo! Sites). Also, Goldman was quoted in TechWeb, the San Francisco Chronicle, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and Warren’s Washington Internet Daily about tech-law topics.
    A 1975 photo of students enjoying a rare snowfall, which was provided by SCU’s Archive and Special Collections,  ran on every local TV station, MSNBC,  and the San Jose Mercury News, as part of stories about how there might be snow in Silicon Valley for the first time in decades. 
    Marilyn Fernandez (Sociology) was quoted in a San Jose Mercury News story about Santa Clara’s demographic changes. The story was picked up in several other papers. 
    John Hamm (Management) wrote an article for Quality Digest about the qualities of leadership. Quotes from him on the same subject ran in Baret News and American Surveyor.
    Tyler Ochoa (Law) was quoted in about why TV streamer Ivi – which has been ordered to cease certain operations - does not meet the legal definition of a cable system. 
    Deep Gulasekaram (Law) was quoted in various newspapers and websites, including the Fresno Bee, Sacramento Bee, Hispanic Business, and, about California’s attorney general seeking to lift the stay on gay marriages while the matter is litigated.
    Meir Statman (Finance) was in Reuters Analysis and Opinion discussing how constantly checking on investments can be counterproductive; in Daily Analysis discussing why Warren Buffett is not a good role model for small investors; on Bloomberg TV discussing the role of luck in investing, and in the Chicago Tribune discussing his own investing foibles.
    Santa Clara University was mentioned in two stories in the San Jose Mercury News for being the host and integral participant in a new group, Sivic, which is promoting interreligious unity and voice in Silicon Valley.  
    Sandee Magliozzi  (Law Professional Development) spoke to the Recorder about how law firms can add value. The story was picked up in the Community Voices blog of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.
    Cookie Ridolfi and Maurice Possley (NCIP) co-wrote an oped for the San Jose Mercury News on the lack of penalties for prosecutors of later-exonerated defendants.
    A study co-authored by Matthew Jobin (Anthropology), showing that humans originated in South Africa, was covered by  
    Here’s a sampling of the hundreds of mentions of SCU in the media during the past two weeks. The first part of the link is a list; the full text is below the list.
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    Michael Whalen’s (Communication) new documentary, “A Question of Habit,” was reviewed in Sr. Rose Pacatte’s blog in The National Catholic Reporter.
    Ed Maurer (Engineering) was chosen by Google to be one of 21 Google Science Communication Fellows, “early to mid-career Ph.D. scientists nominated by leaders in climate change research” who have “the strongest potential to become excellent communicators.”
    An Associated Press story quoting Alexander Field (Economics), about the dubiousness of Republican claims that federal spending harms job growth, was run in nearly 400 papers or TV Internet sites nationwide, including the Huffington Post,, the Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Time magazine,, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
    News about SCU’s unique internship fair featuring startup companies -- run by CIE, Career Center and SCEO -- was carried on the website,, and the Bradenton Herald, and included quotes from student Katherine King and SCU advisory board member George Sollman.
    The National Center for Policy Analysis ran a feature item about a paper co-authored by David Friedman (Law) suggesting that indigent defendants be able to pick their lawyer through a voucher system.
    Laura Robinson (Sociology) was interviewed by KTVU about the dangers of putting too much information on social networking sites like Facebook.
    Patricia Cain (Law) talked to KLIV radio about the Obama Administration’s decision not to defend the Defense of Marriage Act.
    Robert Senkewicz, (History) was quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle about another historian’s view that San Francisco was not actually founded at the site of an original Mission Dolores.
    Edward Steinman (Law) talked to NBC about the Obama Administration’s decision not to defend the Defense of Marriage Act.
    Jerry Burger (Psychology) was quoted in the Boston Globe about how social pressure is leading to healthier eating habits like the use of whole grain foods.
    Don Polden (Law) was featured in the Legal Intelligencer commenting on the complexities of adding diversity to the factors considered by law-school rankings. He was also in the Daily Record discussing dropping the LSAT from admissions requirements.
    A Philadelphia Weekly Press article about the latest sexual abuse cases in Philadelphia and controversial claims that the Catholic Church held a Black Mass cited Thomas Plante’s (Psychology) book titled, Bless Me Father for I Have Sinned.
    Judy Nadler (Markkula) had an oped in New York’s Newsday entitled “Fair is in the Eye of the Beholder,” about the different views of what’s “fair” when it comes to pension reform. Nadler also talked to the Chicago Tribune about criticisms of Chicago mayoral candidates Gery Chico, in a story picked up by the Los Angeles Times, and to the News Tribune of Tacoma, Wash., and the Tucson Citizen about various government conflicts.
    A symposium arranged and moderated by Gerald Uelmen (Law) featuring chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, Alex Kozinski, and Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court Tani Cantil Sakauye was run in its entirety on C-SPAN.
    Dale Larson (Counseling Psychology) was quoted in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune about the growth of “e-mourning” sites.
    David Decosse (Markkula) had an opinion piece in National Catholic Reporter arguing that some actions by the “Catholic right” indicate they’ve lost sight of the teaching that Christ became fully human.  
    A columnist for the Toronto Star wrote a lengthy review of  What Investors Want, the book on behavioral factors affecting investors by Meir Statman (Finance).  Statman was also quoted in the blog MintLife.
    The views of Jane Curry (Political Science) on how the international community should handle deposed dictators were cited in New Statesman.
    Steve Diamond (Law) was quoted in a San Jose Mercury News article about the coming wave of IPOs. He also had a letter in the UK Guardian arguing that recent events in Egypt and Tunisia are not similar to Polish Solidarity.
    Eric Goldman (Law) was in the Wall Street Journal discussing an antitrust inquiry into Apple’s distribution methods. The story and Goldman’s quotes were noted in the New York Times. Goldman also talked to the Wall Street Journal about the Prince of Monaco suing a blogger, and to Information Week about the rise of lawsuits concerning improper sharing of “unique identifiers” in phones. He was also cited in, the U.K. Register, and appeared on ABC7.
    The Catholic Register site praised a blog post by Elizabeth Drescher (Religious Studies) on the site Religion Dispatches, about the iPhone app that helps Catholics confess.
    A San Jose Mercury News story quoting Anna Han (Law) about a high-level trip to a China factoring beset by employee suicides was picked up by 30 other papers or sites including the Vancouver Sun, and the Knoxville News Sentinel.  
 wrote about a paper by Colleen Chien (Law) describing changing attitudes toward “patent trolls,” or companies that buy or use patents largely to make money.
    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.
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    A joint Catholic Mass focused on the need for immigration-law reform, sponsored by Santa Clara University and several other Jesuit institutions, was featured on KTVU, Univision, KIQI radio station and in the San Jose Mercury News.
    Farid Senzai (Political Science) was interviewed on NBC11 at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. about the political crisis in Egypt and its relations with the U.S.
    SCU student Brianne Jones’s blog post about an East Coaster going to college on the West Coast was featured in The Washington Post’s blog Campus Overload.
    Bradley Joondeph (Law) was quoted in Congressional Quarterly and about the White House’s response to legal challenges to last year’s massive health-care law. Joondeph’s blog posting on the next big challenge to the health-care law was cited in the website
    The San Jose Mercury News wrote a feature story about Aldo Billingslea (Theatre and Dance) calling him “one of the MVPs of the Bay Area theater scene.” The lengthy story ran in numerous other papers including the Contra Costa Times, Tri-Valley Herald and the Santa Cruz Sentinel.
    Mario Belotti’s (Economics) forecast for the economy in 2011 was featured on KLIV, KCBS and KGO radio stations, as well as the website
    Dozens of stories explored the news and implications of Catherine Sandoval’s (Law) appointment to the California Public Utilities Commission, including stories in, Capitol Weekly, Monterey Herald, Business Review, San Francisco Chronicle, Hispanic Business, Campbell Express, and the Hartford Courant and on ABC7.
    James Lai (Political Science) was interviewed on ABC7 about a new report claiming that Silicon Valley companies aren't hiring enough minorities.
    Paul Crowley (Religious Studies) wrote an essay for America magazine detailing the many dimensions of today’s Catholic theology students, whom he describes as “idealistic realists.”
    SCU student Hoda Magid was interviewed by NBC Bay Area, ABC7, CBS5, KTVU, KGO Radio, and San Jose Mercury News about her cousin Wael Ghonim, a Google executive, who was captured and released in Egypt.
    Kirk Hanson (Markkula) was quoted in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune and Los Angeles Daily Breeze about a school district board member who may be using government employees to help arrange private trips to China.
    Engineering student Anne Mahacek gained wide publicity as the winner of a contest sponsored by the TV sitcom Big Bang Theory. Mahacek built a robot (out of Legos and items she had lying around the house) which moved along with the show’s featured song “Soft Kitty.”  The story appeared in numerous papers including Merced’s Sun Star, the Modesto Bee, and the Sacramento Bee.
    Steve Diamond (Law) spoke to the San Jose Mercury News on the likelihood (since confirmed) that Facebook would hold a stock offering in the near future. Numerous papers countrywide picked up the story.
    Jerry Uelmen (Law) was quoted in the San Jose Mercury News about an unusual case of a 1999 attack being the cause of a 2011 death, now ruled a homicide. Numerous papers and sites including the Korea Times picked up the story.
    The crime-prediction model developed by George Mohler (Mathematics) continued to be featured in news stories including some from Myrtle Beach, SC , Ogden, Utah, and  Bend, Oregon, as well as Canada’s Leader Post, Star Phoenix and The Province, and the website  
    Eric Goldman (Law) discussed Google’s complaint that Microsoft was copying its results in its Bing search engine with a reporter for IDG, for a story that appeared in Macworld, CIO India, PC Advisor, Information Week, TechWorld, Computerworld (running in Hungary, UK, Australia, New Zealand and other countries) and the website for the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights.
    News that Angelo Ancheta (Law) was chosen for the California Citizens Redistricting Commission was covered in numerous area papers including the Merced Sun Star, the Sacramento Bee and the Fresno Bee.
    Deep Gulasekaram (Law) spoke to KTVU television about the line between moral and legal outrage over pornography, as hundreds of churches organized an anti-smut “Porn Sunday” on Super Bowl Sunday. picked up the story.
    Meir Statman (Finance) was quoted in Financial Planning magazine about the psychology of savers vs. spenders.
    Prachet K. Shrestha, an alumnus of the Global Social Benefit Incubator (CSTS) was quoted in the site GlobalGiving, including a mention of the benefit of GSBI to his work.
    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.
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    Thomas Plante (Psychology) was interviewed on CBS5 about Amy Chua’s controversial parenting approaches, about which he also blogged forPsychology Today. The CBS show was rebroadcast on numerous other stations nationwide including in Minneapolis, Utah, Michigan, Las Vegas and San Diego.

    Elspeth Rossetti (Career Center) was interviewed on ABC7 and KGO Radio
    about the job outlook for college graduates and the hiring trends for

    Radha Basu (CSTS) was featured on NBC Bay Area discussing the many ways
    technology, especially for smart phones, is solving problems in ways
    unimaginable only a short time ago. The story ran at various times on
    more than a dozen affiliate stations such as Paducah, Ky., Madison,
    Wis., New Orleans, Omaha, Grand Junction, Colo., and Jackson, Miss.

    News that Catherine Sandoval (Law) was appointed to the California
    Public Utilities Commission by Gov. Jerry Brown made headlines
    nationwide, including stories in Capitol Weekly, San Francisco
    Chronicle, Los Angeles Daily Times, Bellingham Herald, and the San Jose
    Mercury News and numerous MediaNews, Dow Jones and AP stories.

    News of an upcoming Feb. 5 mass and reception focused on immigration
    law reform
    , sponsored by Santa Clara University and other Bay Area
    Jesuit groups, received coverage in two stories in the San
    Francisco-based Spanish language station KIQI 1010 AM, and was mentioned
    in a San Jose Mercury News column.

    Don Polden (Law) was quoted by the National Law Journal, American
    Lawyer, Texas Lawyer, U.S. News & World Report’s Morse Code blog,
    Inside Higher Ed, Environmental Law Professors and others about ABA’s
    discussions about whether the LSAT should be mandatory for law-school

    Anna Han (Law) was quoted in the San Jose Mercury News about some of
    the problems in the background during the visit of China’s President Hu
    Jintao. The story ran in numerous other publications.

    Steve Diamond (Law) was quoted in MarketWatch, the San Jose Mercury
    News and more than a dozen affiliate papers discussing HP’s
    controversial choices for new board members.

    Lorenzo Gamboa (Undergraduate Admissions) was quoted in the Salinas
    Californian about college options.

    Blog comments by Patricia Cain (Law) about the complexities of tax
    filing by married same-sex couples were quoted in a story in the New
    York Times.

    Meir Statman (Finance) continued to be quoted on topics related to his
    book, in publications like The Oregonian, the New York Times, The Korea
    Times, the Wall Street Journal, Business News Network, and a San Jose
    Mercury News column on how Facebook shares are like “bling” for some

    George Mohler (Mathematics) continued to receive coverage for his work
    on predicting crime mathematically, with stories in Security Magazine
    and more than a dozen papers owned by MediaNews in California.

    An event hosted by Gerald Uelmen (Law) and featuring California Supreme
    Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye and  Ninth Circuit Court of
    Appeals Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, was carried on KTVU.

    A speech on welcoming immigrants, by William O’Neill (JST) was covered
    by the Charlotte Observer.

    Bradley Joondeph (Law) was quoted on ABC’s website about challenges to
    Obama’s health-care laws.

    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.

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    Santa Clara University’s recruitment efforts in China were featured in the San Jose Mercury News, NBC Bay Area, and CBS5. Mike Sexton (Undergraduate Admissions) and students Qian Jhou Wou and Minao Wang were featured.

    Drew Starbird (Leavey) had an oped in BusinessWeek online about how a top priority of business schools these days should be job creation.

    Steve Johnson (Markkula) wrote an oped for the San Francisco Chronicle about the need to focus on scientifically proven solutions to bullying.

    James Lai (Political Science) was interviewed on KQED public radio about the rise of Asian Americans in San Francisco and Oakland politics.

    Nancy Unger (History) was featured on Wisconsin Public Radio, talking about Belle La Follette's campaign against the segregation of Washington, D.C. that had been ordered into place by Woodrow Wilson in 1913.

    Brad Joondeph (Law) was quoted in the New York Times about the pro-business focus of the Roberts Supreme Court and spoke to the Wall Street Journal, New York Post and National Public Radio station 89.2 KPCC about a legal setback to the Obama health-care law.

    Kirk Hanson (Markkula) spoke with USA Today about the violent rhetoric that was the backdrop for the Tucson shooting and the Kansas City Star about a conflict between a Port Authority lawyer and a contracting deal benefiting his company.

    Meir Statman (Finance) was quoted in a CNNMoney story about gold’s resurgent popularity. He was also an expert for WWD's Mensweek on the role of men’s fashion after a recession. His book What Investors Really Want was also reviewed or featured in numerous publications including American Chronicle and AP and Reuters stories carried by many papers around the country.

    Judy Nadler (Markkula) was interviewed by KCBS radio about the Berkeley city council agenda item to declare that the alleged Wikileaks leaker, soldier Bradley Manning, should be "freed and declared a hero."

    The Scranton Times Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, AP and several other outlets ran stories about the selection of Kevin Quinn (Ignatian Center) to be new President of the University of Scranton.

    The San Francisco Chronicle told the tale of the release of wrongfully convicted man Maurice Caldwell, freed with help from the Northern California Innocence Project at SCU.

    Eric Goldman (Law) was quoted in ABA Journal about an Apple anti-sexting technology.

    The role of the Center for Science, Technology, and Society in creating a directory of market-solutions for poverty was highlighted in the blog

    George Mohler’s (Mathematics) work to help Santa Cruz Police Department predict crime based on a model similar to earthquake-aftershock predictors was covered by the Central coast TV station KSBW

    Comments by Don Polden (Law) to the Association of American Law Schools on the topics of tenure and ABA accreditation standards were the subject of stories by the Chronicle of Higher Education and the National Law Journal.

    A new website dedicated to explaining the Catholic Church’s views on the death penalty, created by Jerry Uelmen (Law) was highlighted in Catholic Voice of Oakland and the website of the California Province of Jesuits. Uelmen was also quoted in the San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Chronicle and in a widely reprinted AP story about the retirement of Calif. Supreme Court justice Carlos Moreno.

    Steve Diamond (Law) was quoted in a widely reprinted San Jose Mercury News story about the potential investment frenzy that might ensue from a Facebook IPO.

    Thomas Plante (Psychology) was quoted in Spero News about common misinformation about the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church.

    Katerina Bezrukova’s (Psychology) research on the psychological effect of injustice in the workplace was featured in Business News Daily, Medical News Today and other publications or sites.

    Edward Steinman (Law) was interviewed on KCBS radio about the decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to ask the California Supreme Court to decide whether the ballot measure's sponsors can defend the proposition in a federal court. He also spoke to KGO radio about the proposed Arizona legislation to prevent children of undocumented immigrants to be citizens and about a legal setback to the Obama health care law.

    Dale Achabal (Marketing) talked to CBS about how retailers struck the right tone for the recent Christmas shopping season.

    Kirthi Kalyanam (Marketing) was interviewed on NBC Bay Area about positive trends for Super Saturday, the last shopping day before Christmas.

    Lisa Fullam (JST) was cited in the Arizona Republic and USA Today for her views on a Catholic hospital’s dispute with a bishop over a pregnancy termination conducted to save the mother’s life.

    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.


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    Joe Sugg (University Operations) and SCU alumnus and engineer Brian Drocco were interviewed about SCU’s smart microgrid project on CBS5. Agustin Fonts, also an alumnus and engineer, talked about the smart microgrid in an ABC7 story about promising signs of recovery in Silicon Valley.
    Meir Statman (Finance) was quoted in numerous stories and blogs, including CBS MoneyWatch, BBC and Yahoo! Finance, on the various topics covered by his new book What Investors Really Want. Also, a lengthy San Francisco Chronicle review and Q&A was widely reprinted in papers nationwide.
    Ed McQuarrie (Marketing) spoke to the Associated Press about the difficulty of assessing the true value of marketing ploys like “free shipping” or “deep discounts” at this time of year. The story ran in numerous publications including the Worcester (Mass.) Telegram & Gazette, the Wichita Eagle and the (Memphis) Commercial Appeal.
    A lengthy story on KQED about NASA’s newest nanosatellite project included reference to SCU Engineering’s role as “mission control” center for the project. The story quoted Chris Kitts (Mechanical Engineering) and student Laura Bica. SCU Engineering’s role in the nanosatellite was also noted in stories in many online publications including, Hindustan Times,,, and SpaceDaily.
    Sandra Hayes (Admissions) was interviewed by CBS5 about how students are finding that private universities can be cheaper than public California schools, after factoring in financial aid and the length of time it takes to graduate from crowded public universities.
    A Salinas Californian newspaper story about impending application deadlines quoted Lorenzo Gamboa (Admissions) noting that private universities can be affordable. Similarly, a story in the Sacramento Bee and Modesto Bee, among other papers, also noted that private universities can be cheaper than state schools, and quoted a student who was applying to SCU.
    William Dohar (JST) was quoted in a story in Catholic San Francisco about JST’s new graduate theology offering “Theology After Hours,” which has been welcomed by students seeking an alternative after USF ended its evening master’s program in theology. 
    Eric Goldman’s (Law) comments on Oracle’s $1.3 million verdict against SAP were quoted in nearly 200 publications across the world, after he spoke to a variety of media outlets including Associated Press, Reuters, and the Wall Street Journal. He was also quoted in numerous other publications including the New York Times and NPR’s Marketplace about various tech-law topics including Amazon’s removal of a book for pedophiles.
    Phil Kesten (Physics) talked to WAMC’s Academic Minute about his class “The Physics of Star Trek.” He was also featured in an article on about his inspiration for the class and how it fulfills the university’s new core curriculum requirements.
    Beth Van Schaack (Law) wrote an article assessing the applicability of International Humanitarian Law to maritime piracy, in the Opino Juris blog.
    Jerry Burger (Psychology) was quoted in the Canadian publications Windsor Star, Edmonton Journal  and Times Colonist debunking the notion that wearing black or red jerseys increases aggression in athletes, especially hockey players.
    Judy Nadler (Markkula) weighed in on a Kentucky case involving public officials’ failure to document their disclosures about conflicts of interest. The story ran in numerous Kentucky and Ohio publications.
    Jerry Uelmen (Law) was quoted in a Sacramento Bee story that ran in numerous other publications about medical marijuana proponent’s views of the Attorney General race in California.
    Angelo Ancheta (KGACLC) was quoted in a widely reprinted AP story about the new California redistricting commission.
    The Los Altos Town Crier and the blogs Women Living Under Muslim Lawsand ran stories about the awarding of the Katharine and George Alexander Law Prize to Iranian women’s rights lawyer Shadi Sadr.
    Mark Ravizza, S.J. (Philosophy) was quoted in the National Catholic Reporter discussing issues that came up during the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice at Georgetown.
    TV stories on George Mohler’s (Mathematics) study on predictive patterns in crime continued to be picked up by CBS and NBC affiliate stations, including in Boston, Cincinnati, Charleston and Des Moines.
 ran a lengthy story about the Carry the Vision nonviolence conference that was held on campus and co-sponsored by Santa Clara University.
    SCU students made live appearances on ABC7’s 7 Live, where they discussed controversial issues such as the social host ordinance in San Jose and racial profiling on college campuses.
    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.
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    Drew Starbird (Leavey) was the subject of a Q&A profile that ran in the San Jose Mercury News and the Los Angeles Daily News.

    Kirthi Kalyanam (Marketing) was quoted in a San Jose Mercury News story about the marketing logic behind Apple’s commitment to spend $4 million to spruce up a subway station near its new Chicago store.

    George Mohler (Mathematics & Computer Science) was featured on NBC Bay Area and CBS5 for his research on crime “aftershocks” and his ability to predict when and where crime happens. The stories were rebroadcast on a number of NBC and CBS affiliates across the nation.

    James Cottrill (Political Science) was interviewed in the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal about why companies and individuals make political campaign donations to certain candidates and/or parties.

    Hazella Bowmani (University Library) was interviewed on CBS5 about her efforts to raise awareness of human trafficking and child labor practices on cocoa farms in Africa.

    Eric Goldman (Law) was quoted in stories that ran in hundreds of publications such as the Wall Street JournalSacramento Bee, SmartMoney and eWeek. He discussed numerous lawsuits and legal topics including a Google lawsuit against the U.S. government and the Oracle v. SAP case and its implications for Oracle’s relationship with HP.

    Deep Gulasekaram (Law) was quoted in an ABC7 story about the Supreme Court’s hearing on whether states can limit sales of violent video games to minors. The story was picked up by more than a dozen other stations nationwide including some in Norfolk, Va.; Flint, Mich; Pensacola, Fla.; Reno, and New Orleans.

    The role of the Center for Science, Technology, and Society in the Tech Awards and a related conference, Technology Solutions for Social Impact, was mentioned in the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Jordan Times. KLIV radio also did a story on the Technology Solutions conference.

    Tyler Ochoa (Law) was quoted in a CNET story about another legal loss for a mother accused of illegally sharing music.

    Beth Van Schaack (Law) was quoted in Ethical Corporation Online about a federal appeals court decision that set back the ability of human-rights activists to sue U.S. companies.

    Francisco Jimenez’s (Modern Languages) childhood, education, and academic career were mentioned in a Salt Lake Tribune oped about why poor immigrants can benefit American society.

    An upcoming conference sponsored by the Religious Studies department and the Jesuit School of Theology on the late Jesuit Teilhard de Chardin was previewed and discussed in the Kansas City Star.

    David Ball (Law) wrote an oped for the Daily Journal about how politicians and others need to recognize that, just as with car safety, there will always be risks to public safety.

    Marc Bousquet (English) wrote a piece for Inside Higher Ed suggesting that former D.C. public schools chancellor Michelle Rhee be a model for Obama.

    The awarding of the Katharine & George Alexander Law Prize to Iranian women’s rights lawyer Shahdi Sadr was reported by the Los Altos Town Crier, the San Jose Mercury News,, and some Iranian publications.

    Kirk Hanson (Markkula) was quoted in a Financial Times story about NYU denying an MBA to a student who hid an insider-trading conviction from the school. He also spoke to Computerworld about whether IT departments should hire only ethical vendors.

    Meir Statman’s (Finance) book and his analysis of Martha Stewart’s trading portfolio were mentioned in Forbes and the blog Seeking Alpha

    An NBC show about college admissions that first aired last month and featured Mike Sexton and Luis Lecanda (Undergraduate Admissions) continued to air across the country, on stations from Minneapolis, Ft. Myers, Birmingham, Grand Junction, Colo., and Dayton, Ohio.

    Steve Diamond (Law) was quoted in two MarketWatch stories about troubles behind the start of HP’s new CEO Leo Apotheker.

    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!! ***

  •  SCU in the News

    Mike Sexton and Luis Lecanda (Undergraduate Admissions) appeared in a special piece on NBC Bay Area about undergraduate admissions processes at private and public universities.

    Kirk Hanson (Markkula) was a featured expert in a New York Times article about what to do when one is asked to do something unethical at work.

    Jim Cottrill (Political Science) appeared on KRON4 in a piece analyzing the truth of the gubernatorial campaign ads.

    George Mohler’s (Mathematics) study on whether large crimes trigger “after-crimes” like earthquake aftershocks was the subject of a story in The Economist which was reprinted in BigThink. 

    George Chacko (Finance) and Carolyn Evans (Economics) wrote an oped saying it is industry bailouts-- not the Obama Administration’s business proposals -- that have kept the economy in its current malaise. The piece ran in 17 papers across the country.

    Ed Steinman (Law) was quoted in a widely reprinted Contra Costa Times story about the trial underway for abusers of a teenage boy who escaped prolonged captivity.

    Eric Goldman (Law) was quoted in the (UK) Register about Wikileaks’ Pentagon papers and whether Amazon has any legal exposure for hosting a version of the papers. He was also quoted in other publications including the Wall Street Journal, ABA Law Journal, MediaPost, Sacramento Bee and Miami Herald about various tech-law issues including the use of Craigslist for criminal activity and “data scraping” companies.

    The Global Social Benefit Incubator (CSTS) was lauded in a piece in the Development Through Enterprise blog.

    Marc Bousquet's (English) book was mentioned in a blog about universities becoming corporate in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

    The prosecutorial-misconduct study by the Northern California Innocence Project continued to garner strong media interest, with the San Jose Mercury News, Associated Press, Sacramento Bee, Huffington Post, KTVU Channel 2, KGO radio and a half dozen others reporting that the California Bar Association was investigating 130 instances of misconduct cited by the study.

    Kimberly Mohne Hill (Theatre and Dance) appeared live on KNTV to discuss how to overcome your fear of public speaking.

    The dedication of the Paul L. Locatelli Student Activity Center was noted in the San Jose Mercury News, AJCU Connections, and numerous other papers and websites.

    Tom Plante (Psychology) continued his regular blogging for Psychology Today, discussing forgiveness and social media, among other topics.

    Gerald Uelmen (Law) was quoted in numerous sites and publications, including the Huffington Post and the Media Awareness Project, about Prop. 19, the marijuana-legalization measure.

    Work by Meir Statman (Finance) was featured in a PBS story about whether people are culturally programmed to invest and save in certain ways, and was quoted in the Wall Street Journal about conflicts of interest in investments by government officials. 

    Hersh Shefrin (Finance) was quoted in a Yahoo! Finance story about investors mistaken notions of what’s a risky investment and in SmartMoney magazine about the need to invest outside the U.S. 

    A paper by Gerald Coleman (Pastoral Ministries) opposing the legalization of marijuana on moral grounds was noted in the Catholic publication The Tidings.

    Judy Nadler (Markkula) talked to the Contra Costa Times about conflicts of interests plaguing that county’s tax assessor.  Several other papers ran the story.

    Student Sam Seeley, a competitive rower whose image is being used in Nautica ads, was mentioned in a San Francisco Chronicle item.

    The Beaverton Valley Times featured two SCU alums, Sam Baker and Brian Belcher, who started a business inspired by their immersion experience in El Salvador.

    Bill Sundstrom (Economics) was featured in a KPLU-FM story about how people view whether they are rich or not and on the site San Diego News Room refuting the alleged economic harm from California’s Prop. 23, which seeks to roll back global-warming laws. 

    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!! ***


  •  SCU in the News

    Enzie Lagattuta's (Career Center) advice to college students on how to make the most of internships was featured on Washington Post's blog Campus Overload.

    A groundbreaking report about hundreds of cases of prosecutorial misconduct in California over the least decade, released by SCU’s Northern California Innocence Project, made headlines in more than a dozen papers, websites, TV and blogs including the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, ABA Journal, National Law Journal and KGO-TV. The reports quoted or cited Cookie Ridolfi (NCIP) and NCIP visiting research fellow Maurice Possley.

    James Lai (Political Science) spoke with Associated Press about the rise of racial issues in a Southern California town in which a longtime Latina officeholder is running against a Vietnamese rival. The story ran in more than 130 publications or websites across the country, including, the Sacramento Bee, Denver Post, and Forbes and USA Today online.

    Leon Panetta's visit and talk on national security and the law made ABC7's 11 p.m. news.

    Santa Clara University’s job fair (Career Center) was the location for a story on student employment prospects on ABC7, in a story that also quoted Alexander Field (Economics).

    James Cottrill (Political Science) was a political analyst on NBC Bay Area for the first gubernatorial debate. Cottrill was also quoted by Bay City News wire service on the difficulties for the next governor to get past the political gridlock in Sacramento.

    Pedro Hernandez-Ramos (Education) was featured in AeroMexico's Escala Magazine blog as a Mexican-Americans in Silicon Valley and a leader who's investigating the relationship between new technologies and education.

    Thomas Plante (Psychology) was interviewed on ABC7 about the secret webcasting of a Rutgers University student that may have led to his suicide. Plante also continues to blog regularly for Psychology Today. His most recent posts tackled happiness, altruism, and ethics.

    The Engineering School's new certificate program in renewable energy was mentioned in AJCU Higher Ed News.

    Media continued to reach out to SCU Law professors on the legal issues behind California’s first lethal injection case in nearly five years. Ellen Kreitzberg (law) spoke to NBC Bay Area, CBS TV, KCBS radio and KLIV radio as well as the San Francisco Chronicle and the Associated Press about the ever-changing story. The AP story ran in more than 65 publications.

    Eric Goldman (Law) spoke to KRON4 about the Rutgers tragedy, and was widely noted for having spurred online document sharing company Scribd to improve privacy protections by changing to an opt-in model. He also appeared in numerous Florida papers discussing a crime stemming from a Craigslist ad. He was quoted in MediaPost, ZDNet, and elsewhere on a variety of high-tech law cases including the admission into evidence of a defendant’s deleted Facebook postings.

    Stephen Diamond’s (Law) comments to Associated Press about HP’s hiring of SAP’s former leader appeared in more than 200 papers and websites across the country.

    The dedication of the new Paul L. Locatelli, S.J., Student Activity Center was the subject of a feature story on the front of the San Jose Mercury News local section, as well as running in numerous other local papers.

    Alexander Field’s (Economics) work on productivity during the Depression was mentioned in the Economist magazine.

    News of SCU’s 14% endowment growth was featured in the San Jose Mercury News and several affiliated newspapers.

    Gerald Uelmen (Law) spoke to the San Jose Mercury News about concerns for the future of the state’s judiciary should Meg Whitman be elected governor, for a story run in numerous affiliated papers. He also spoke to the San Francisco Chronicle about former California Jerry Brown’s statements about the late, liberal Supreme Court justice Rose Bird and to the Sacramento Bee and Wall Street Journal about the marijuana-legalization measure Prop. 19.

    Marc Bousquet (English) blogged in The Chronicle of Higher Education about the hypocrisy of nonprofit higher education, the rise of teacher-led schools and NBC's special programming called Education Nation.

    Ed Steinman (Law) spoke to the San Jose Mercury News about legal maneuvers in the Los Gatos murder-for-hire trial. The story ran in several local papers.

    Freshman Diane Keng (Leavey) was featured in a Wall Street Journal article giving advice to young workers on how to maintain a positive image to employers.

    Kyle Graham (Law) spoke to ABC about a case in which a man with Egyptian and Muslim heritage was tracked via GPS by the FBI.

    An oped by Bill Sundstrom (Economics) opposing Prop. 23 and its aim of repealing California global-warming laws, appeared in the blog Triple Pundit.

    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!! ***


  •  SCU in the News

    Three scholastic programs at SCU recently received prominent attention: Last summer’s Hispanic Institute (JST) was featured on page one of National Catholic Reporter, in a story that highlighted the complexities of serving the needs of Hispanic Catholics. The Sports Law Forum, an all-day conference sponsored by SCU Law and SCU Athletics, was featured in an AP story that ran in a half-dozen locations including, Hockey News, and the Winston-Salem Journal. And the business school’s entrepreneur-building program, the California Program for Entrepreneurship (CIE) was the subject of a story on KTVU, Channel 2.

    Nancy Unger (History) was interviewed on KGO-TV and in the San Francisco Chronicle about the contradictions of Meg Whitman’s support for Prop. 23, the ballot initiative that would roll back California’s law requiring carbon-emission reductions.

    News that SCU President Michael Engh will join the Silicon Valley Leadership Group was featured in nearly a dozen business journals around the country.

    Juan Velasco (English) was a guest on KQED's Forum to discuss the bicentennial of Mexico's independence and 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution. Velasco, Ramon Chacon (History) and Francisco Jimenez (Languages and Literature) were also noted in the San Jose Mercury News for their contributions to local celebrations of the Mexican revolution.

    Santa Clara University sophomore Laura Snowden was interviewed on KGO Radio about her mission to raise awareness in the Gulf Coast region to help Hurricane Katrina victims who still haven't been able to rebuild five years after the devastating storm. 

    An oped by Farid Senzai (Political Science) about the U.S. needing to encourage Middle East peace was carried by more than a dozen newspapers across the U.S.

    Death-penalty expert Ellen Kreitzberg (Law) was in high demand for commentary after a federal judge declined to halt California’s first death by lethal injection in nearly five years. She was quoted in the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Recorder and the Daily Journal, and appeared on all local news stations over the weekend including the CBS5 Morning show. 

    Deep Gulasekaram (Law) appeared on the CBS5 Morning Show discussing the failure of Congress to repeal the federal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell law.

    Tyler Ochoa (Law) talked to KQED’s news reporters about the HP-Oracle battle over Mark Hurd.

    Margaret Russell (Law) was quoted in a widely reprinted New York Times story about Craigslist’s decision to end its “adult services” classified ads.

    Judy Nadler (Markkula) was quoted in New York’s Newsday, the Arizona Republic, and the Compton Bulletin about various government-ethics scandals.

    Gary Macy (Religious Studies) was quoted in the St. Petersburg Times about why relics like those of Catholic saint Don Bosco, are revered.

    A San Jose Mercury News story about the impact of the recession on those over age 50 featured quotes from Tom Plante (Psychology) and was carried by more than a dozen other publications.

    An oped by Buford Barr (Marketing) about how students can maximize their college years appeared in BusinessWeek. Barr also appeared on ABC7 discussing a new ad campaign aimed at deterring people from eating at McDonalds.

    Meir Statman (Finance) appeared on PBS to discuss how investment personalities are formed and was quoted in the Wall Street Journal about investment risk.

    Hersh Shefrin (Finance) talked to the Seattle Times about the importance of corporate “tone at the top.”

    Santa Clara University's sustainability efforts were profiled in EDU Tech Magazine, published in India.

    In addition to being quoted in dozens of stories about a variety of high-tech law issues, Eric Goldman (Law) spoke to the Washington Post, San Jose Mercury News, KGO-TV, about Hewlett Packard’s attempts to block former CEO Mark Hurd from joining Oracle, to BusinessWeek about a new California law outlawing Web imposters, and to the Wall Street Journal about Craigslist’s adult-services policies.

    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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