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fyi is the official faculty-staff newsletter for the Santa Clara University community. It is designed to keep faculty and staff informed about campus news and information. It is compiled, written and published by the Office of Marketing and Communications.

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  •  SCU in the News

    Financial Tips for College Graduates
    Chicago Tribune
    April 26, 2009
    Meir Statman, a finance professor at Santa Clara University, was quoted in this article about how to find that first job as a college graduate and make the finances work. Read the story.

    Leadership Tips: Vol. 39
    Business Management Daily
    April 25, 2009
    Barry Posner, Dean of Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business, was quoted from his book To Lead, Create a Shared Vision in a short article consisting of tips on leadership. Read the story.

    Action Line: How Water-Free Urinals Work
    San Jose Mercury News
    April 17, 2009
    Santa Clara University, home to Falcon water-free urinals, is featured in this short Q&A about how the urinals work. Read the story.

    Socially Responsible Retirement Savings
    Marketplace
    April 15, 2009
    Meir Statman, a finance professor at Santa Clara University, was quoted in this article about how to ensure that retirement funds are invested in a socially responsible way. Read the story.

    Google Results Trigger Misplaced Outrage
    The Examiner
    April 14, 2009
    Eric Goldman, a law professor and the director of the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University, was quoted in this article about a libel suit, which was initiated because of displeasure with Google search results. Read the story.

    The Recession Puts Stress on Relationships and Family
    KPFA
    April 13, 2009
    Thomas Plante, a psychology professor and the director of the Health and Spirituality Program at Santa Clara University, was interviewed for a morning radio show segment about how frustration surrounding unemployment can lead to aggression or anger within families. Read the story.

    Fertility Doctors’ Competition Spawns Lawsuits
    Los Angeles Times
    April 12, 2009
    Kirk O. Hanson, an ethics professor and the executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, was quoted in this article about the cutthroat business side of fertility clinics. Read the story.

    Filling the Void: In Uncertain Times, Easter Offers the Renewal of Hope and a Recommitment to Faith
    Anniston Star
    April 11, 2009
    Thomas Plante, a psychology professor at Santa Clara University, was interviewed for this story about needing a break from all of the current bleak news and resultant stress. Read the story, subscription needed.

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    Was the New Deal a Bust?
    The Daily Beast
    April 8, 2009

    Alex Field, an economics professor at SCU, is quoted in this article that compares the New Deal and its effect on the economy to our current situation. Read the story.

    The Family Plan
    The Wall Street Journal
    April 7, 2009

    Jerry Shapiro, a professor of counseling psychology at SCU, was quoted for an article about how parents should talk to their kids about money. Read the story.

    Sexting 101
    NBC Bay Area
    March 27, 2009

    Thomas Plante, a psychology professor at SCU, was interviewed in a news segment about the consequences of sending nude photographs via text message. Watch the story.

    Rally or Recession
    NBC
    Bay Area
    March 25, 2009

    Mario Belotti, an economics professor at SCU, was interviewed for a news segment about what will indicate an improving economy. Watch the story.

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    SCU and CCA Students Begin Construction on 2009 Solar Decathlon House

    Santa Clara University and California College of Arts students started building a solar house for the U.S. Department of Energy's 2009 Solar Decathlon. Find out more:

                Santa Clara Students Build Solar House
                KCBS Radio
                March 24, 2009

                SCU Begins Work on Solar House
                KLIV Radio
                March 24, 2009

                SCU Students in Solar Competition
                KGO Radio
                March 24, 2009

    Tips on Talking to Kids About Money
    ABC 7
    March 23, 2009

    Jerry Shapiro, professor of counseling psychology at Santa Clara University, was interviewed about how stress surrounding the financial crisis and curbing expenses at home may be affecting children. Watch the story.

    Keeping Psychopaths Out of Corner Offices
    Investor’s Business Daily
    March 20, 2009

    Kirk O. Hanson, ethics professor and executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, was quoted in an article about the recent headlines detailing fraud and reckless management in the financial world. Read the story.

    Business School Blues
    KQED
    March 20, 2009

    Kirk O. Hanson, ethics professor and executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, was interviewed for a radio show about how well graduate business schools are preparing future business executives. Listen to the story.

    Census Shows How U.S. Economy Shifted During the Boom
    San Jose Mercury News
    March 17, 2009

    Alex Field, an economics professor at Santa Clara University and the executive director of the Economic History Association, an international group of economic historians, was quoted in an article about the shift of America as a country of manufacturing to a country that sells its services and knowledge. Read the story.

    Bonuses Won’t Be Easy to Recover
    Los Angeles Times
    March 17, 2009

    Stephen Diamond, a law professor at Santa Clara University School of Law, was quoted in an article about the challenges in getting back the $165 million in bonuses paid to employees of bailed-out American International Group, Inc. Read the story.

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    Warrant Against President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan
    KQED
    March 10, 2009
    Michael Kevane, associate professor and chair of the department of economics at Santa Clara University, president of the Sudan Studies Association, and co-director of West Africa for the nonprofit Friends of African Village Libraries, is quoted in a KQED radio program about the recent happenings in Sudan. Listen to the story.

    Silicon Valley may feel more pain this time
    Market Watch
    March 6, 2009
    Alexander Field, an economics professor at Santa Clara University, is quoted in an article about the effect of the economy, especially on the high-tech industries. Read the story.

    San Jose Councilwoman Fends Off Recall Effort
    James Lai, political science and ethnic studies professor at Santa Clara University, was quoted in the following articles about San Jose Councilwoman Madison Nguyen, who is fending off a recall effort. Lai more specifically talks about the significance of naming the business district around story road "Little Saigon" versus "Saigon Business District" and how she could have avoided a recall had she not neglected older Vietnamese voters. Find out more:

                San Jose Councilwoman Fends Off Recall Effort
                CBS5
                March 4, 2009

                Nguyen Beats Back Recall Effort
                NBC Bay Area
                March 4, 2009

                Nguyen Gets to Keep Her Seat
                ABC7
                March 3, 2009

                Nguyen Holds Onto San Jose Council Seat After Recall
                KTVU
                March 3, 2009

    Marital Arguments
    KQED
    March 4, 2009
    Margaret Russell, a law professor at Santa Clara University School of Law, was interviewed for a radio show about whether Proposition 8, the same-sex marriage ban, violates the state constitution. Listen to the story.

    Tech Company Breaks "No Greed" Rule
    MSNBC
    March 3, 2009
    Jim Balassone of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University was quoted in an article concerning the Spansion (SPSN) layoffs. Read the story.

    Depressed? Maybe You'd Better Stay Off the Web
    Globe and Mail
    Feb. 28, 2009
    Shannon Vallor, a philosophy professor at Santa Clara University, was quoted in an article about how social networking sites can provide support for peoples' depression and influence their decision to commit suicide. Read the story.

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    SCU Students Exposed to Community Issues
    ABC7
    Feb. 25, 2009
    Santa Clara University has long promoted community service and is now taking the unique step of requiring its students to take a more active role in the world around them. Starting in the fall, experiential learning for social justice will now be a graduation requirement for incoming freshmen and beyond. Watch the story.

    Yelp’s Credibility Problem: Blame it on Algorithm?
    CNET News
    Feb. 20, 2009
    Kirk Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, is quoted in an article about Yelp’s credibility. Read the story.

    Facebook’s Terms-of-Service Change has Users Abuzz
    Eric Goldman, an associate law professor and director of the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University, is considered to be an expert on Facebook’s new Terms of Service. Read the following articles to find out more:

         Facebook, What the Lawyers Really Meant
         Silicon Beat
         Feb. 20, 2009

         Protestors Demand Answers from Facebook Regarding New Policy
         San Jose Mercury News
         Feb. 18, 2009

         Facebook’s Terms-of-Service Change Has Users Abuzz
         Atlanta Journal Constitution
         Feb. 16, 2009

         Facebook’s Value Drops with Suit, but Still Unknown
         News Factor
         Feb. 12, 2009

    “$100 a Day” Documentary Film Debut
    KTVU
    Feb. 18, 2009
    Rick Walker, an East Palo Alto man who spent 12 years in prison on false murder charges, is chronicled in a new documentary that premiered at Benson Memorial Center. He is interviewed along with Alison Tucher, the attorney who helped free him. Watch the story.

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    National Damage Control Day for Men
    Albany
    Times Union
    Feb. 9, 2009

    Jerry Shapiro, a professor of counseling psychology at Santa Clara University, is quoted in an article about Valentine’s Day. He explains that many men see it as National Damage Control Day and offers couples tips for surviving the “holiday.” Click here to read the story.

    Actors’ Union, Recast, Prepares to Resume Talks
    The New York Times
    Feb. 6, 2009

    Stephen Diamond, an associate professor of law at Santa Clara University, was quoted in this article about the controversy over leadership within the Screen Actors Guild. Click here to read the story.

    Ease Cuba Travels Restrictions? Some Americans Hope So
    CNN
    Feb. 4, 2009

    Robert Bozina, a music professor at Santa Clara University, is quoted in this article about current travel restrictions that are placed on Cuba. Click here to read the story.

    New Study Examines When and Why Supreme Court Justices Retire
    Law.com
    Feb. 4, 2009

    Terri Peretti and Alan Rozzi, two political science professors at Santa Clara University, prove that partisan politics is not the sole determining factor in the decision of Supreme Court justices when facing retirement. Click here to read the story.

    President Admits Fault in Appointment
    ABC7
    Feb. 3, 2009

    Kirk Hanson, the executive director of Santa Clara University’s Markkula Center of Applied Ethics, comments on President Obama’s admission of mistake in the appointment of Tom Daschle as Health and Human Services Secretary. Click here to watch the story.

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    Inauguration frenzy could crash networks
    KGO-TV
    Jan. 19, 2009

    Cell phone companies are asking customers to limit their calls and wait before sending pictures on inauguration for fear of networks crashing. Tom Plante, a psychology professor at Santa Clara University, talks about how difficult that will be for the one million enthusiastic people who are expected to be at the historic event. Click here to read the entire story.

    An inspiration to a whole continent
    Metro
    Jan. 20, 2009

    Robin Hayes, an ethnic studies professor at Santa Clara University, is quoted in an article about how Obama’s ancestry could affect his policy in regards to Africa. Click here to read story.

    SEC Probe at Apple
    KGO Radio
    Jan. 21, 2009

    Apple Computer is facing a federal review of how it handled questions about Steve Jobs’ health. As KGO’s Rob Artigo reports from the South Bay, the SEC wants to know if investors were misled. Click here to listen to the story.

    Santa Clara Law School Gets Creative
    Santa Clara University School of Law may be the first to recruit students through Second Life, a widely used virtual world. Read the following articles to learn more:

    Santa Clara Law School joins Second Life to find new students
    San Francisco Chronicle
    Jan. 21, 2009

    Santa Clara Law School Gets Creative
    Above the Law
    Jan. 21, 2009

    Law Schools Recruits Students through Second Life
    ABA Journal
    Jan. 21, 2009

    It's real: Law school to hold an open house in 'Second Life'
    The National Law Journal
    Jan. 22, 2009

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    For the Nation’s Security, Obama Looks to Santa Clara University
    San Jose Mercury News
    Jan. 8, 2009. Not one but two Santa Clara grads are heading to Washington. Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, was tapped for Homeland Security, and former California Congressman Leon Panetta is expected to lead the CIA. Read the story.

    Assessing Risk: The Questions To Ask Yourself
    Wall Street Journal
    Dec. 31, 2008. Meir Statman, a finance professor at Santa Clara University, is quoted in an article about assessing risk and how to make the best decision about future investments. Read the story.

    Four Decades after Milgram, We’re Still Willing to Inflict Pain
    New York Times
    Dec. 28, 2008. Jerry Burger, a psychology professor at Santa Clara University, is interviewed in the following articles about his variation on the famous Milgram experiment. Read the story.

    Pinched colleges squeezing their alumni
    Los Angeles Times
    Dec. 25, 2008. James Purcell, vice president of university relations at Santa Clara University, explains how SCU is dealing with the economic downturn and tuition. Read the story.

  •  SCU in the News

    Handling Layoffs in wake of Workplace Shootings

    CBS 5
    Nov. 17, 2008. David Caldwell, a management professor at Santa Clara University, is quoted in a news segment on how to properly handle layoffs. Watch the story.

    Prop. 8 divides Bay Area Catholics

    San Francisco Chronicle
    Nov. 22, 2008. Paul Crowley, a Jesuit priest and chair of the Department of Religious Studies at Santa Clara University, is quoted in an article about how Proposition 8 has caused tension in the Catholic community. Read the story.

    Santa Clara University senior is named Rhodes Scholar

    San Jose Mercury News
    Nov. 23, 2008. Noelle Lopez, a senior and a philosophy major at Santa Clara University, has won a prestigious Rhodes scholarship. Read the story.

    Desperate Times for Retailers

    KNTV/NBC 11
    Nov. 24, 2008. SCU Retail Management Institute director Kirthi Kalyanam discusses the prevalence of holiday retail price cutting. Watch the story.

    Big discounts lure throngs of Bay Area shoppers

    San Francisco Chronicle
    Nov. 29, 2008. Dale Achabal, a marketing professor and the executive director of Santa Clara University's Retail Management Institute, was quoted in an article about how consumers will be spending this holiday season. Read the story.

  •  SCU in the News

    San Jose Mercury News
    November 4, 2008. Laura Ellingson, associate professor of women’s and gender studies was quoted in an article on Republican women. Read the story

    KQED
    November 6, 2008. Professor James Lai was featured in the California Report on KQED in a story on the role of Asian Americans in politics. Listen to the story

    NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
    November 6, 2008. The Center for Science, Technology, and Society and Professor Eric Carlson were featured on a program about social entrepreneurs. Watch the story

    San Francisco Chronicle
    November 10, 2008. Geoffrey Bowker, executive director of the Center for Science, Technology, and Society, was quoted in an article on the new President’s technology positions. Read the story

  •  SCU in the News

    Economics professor Hersh Shefrin was quoted on the economy in the following articles:

    PBS
    October 8, 2008. Financial crisis illustrates influence of emotions, behavior on markets. Read the story.

    The Salt Lake Tribune
    October 8, 2008. Fear Trumps greed as Wall Street worries paralyze world economy. Read the story.

    Professor of finance Meir Statman, was quoted in the following articles about the state of the economy and the stock market:

    San Jose Mercury News
    October 13, 2008.
    Historic rebound for stocks. Read the story.

    Los Angeles Times
    October 13, 2008. Anxious investors hanging on despite heavy stock market losses. Read the story.

    USA Today
    October 13, 2008. When will stocks recover? The experts weigh in. Read the story.

    International Herald Tribune
    October 10, 2008. Stock market plunging into pit of despair. Read the story.

    San Jose Mercury News
    October 10, 2008. Cassidy: 401(k) statements are nearly here, but I'm not looking. Read the story.

    Los Angeles Times
    October 19, 2008. Santa Clara University was featured in an article about how schools could be hard-pressed to meet student demands for extra aid during the financial crisis. Read the story.

  •  SCU in the News

    Santa Clara University debate team members were featured on an NBC 11 story prior to the second presidential debate in Nashville. Watch the debate.

    Steve Diamond (law) was quoted in a San Jose Mercury News article concerning plummeting home values and mortgage investments. Read the story.

    Janet Flammang (political science) weighs in on what to watch for in the vice presidential debate in a San Jose Mercury News article. Read the story.

    Jennifer Reynolds (graduate student) was used as an example of someone who has used online social lending in a San Francisco Chronicle article. Online lending has taken a new turn as families struggle more than ever to cover the soaring cost of college. Read the story.

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    More than one hundred Santa Clara University students gathered on Sept. 26 to watch the presidential debate.  ABC 7 along with several other local television stations were on campus reporting on what students thought about the candidates' responses. Watch the story.
     
    Father Michael Engh, the newly elected President of Santa Clara University, was featured in an article in the San Jose Mercury News. Columnist Scott Herold also wrote about Father Engh. Read the article. Read Scott Herold’s column.  
     
    Janet Flammang (political science) co-wrote an opinion piece about Proposition 11 for the San Jose Mercury News.  Read the article.
     
    Santa Clara University students were featured in an article in the San Jose Mercury News about helicopter parents. Read the article.
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    Amara Brook (psychology) was featured in the San Jose Mercury News and  USA Today for her research on what motivates people to engage in environmentally sustainable behavior. Read the San Jose Mercury News article. Read the USA Today article.
     
    SunWolf’s (communication) book Practical Jury Dynamics 2 was the first trial advocacy book to raise the issue of asking jurors about the medications they are taking. Her research was featured in an article in the National Law Journal. Read the story.
     
    Thomas Plante (psychology) was interviewed for the “Fully Alive!” show in June on Sirius with Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak.
     
    Don Polden (law) and several first-year law students were featured in a CBS 5 story about the increase in applications among incoming law students. Watch the story.
     
    Leslie Zenner, a recent Santa Clara University graduate and cancer patient, was featured in a San Jose Mercury News article about a special commencement ceremony held for her at Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital this summer. Father Locatelli and Jack Treacy (campus minstry) presided over the ceremony. Watch the slide show of the commencement ceremony.  Read the article.
  •  SCU Events

    SCU Concert Choir: Food of Love
    June 3, 7:30 p.m., Mission Church
     
    Come enjoy an intimate evening of love songs, sacred hymns, and spirituals featuring works by Norman Dello Joio, Stephen Paulus, Kirke Mechem, Moses Hogan, and others in the serene setting of the Mission Church. Tickets $5 students, $10 seniors/SCU staff, $12 general.
     
    Human Resources Workshop: Identity Theft
    June 3, noon - 1 p.m., Loyola Hall, Human Resources
     
    Identity Theft has become so prevalent that chances are either you or someone you know has been a victim. It's not uncommon for these situations to take hundreds of hours and dollars to resolve. RSVP for the workshop.
     
    Music at Noon: Women and Music
    June 5, noon, Recital Hall
     
    Join SCU students as they present film and song in the final event of the Women and Music spring series. Featured will be women of blues, female icons of contemporary music, and the cabaret of Edith Piaf and Marlene Dietrich.
  •  SCU in the News

    The Alumni Association’s Life After SCU program, which  teaches graduating seniors life skills for the “real world,” was featured on ABC 7. Watch the story.
     
    Geoffrey Bowker (Center for Science, Technology and Society) discussed the potential outcomes of a future partnership between Yahoo and Google in a San Francisco Chronicle article. Read the article.
     
    Fred Foldvary (economics) was quoted in a Los Angeles Times article about the notion of charging motorists tolls based on the changing volume of traffic. Read the article.
     
    Chris Kitts (mechanical engineering) and several engineering students were featured on NBC 11 about the University’s robotics program.
     
    Iris Stewart-Frey’s (Environmental Studies Institute) course Water Wars was featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Read the story.
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    Margaret McLean (Markkula Center for Applied Ethics) was interviewed for a story on NBC 11 about boutique medicine. Watch the story.
     
    Jerrold Shapiro (psychology) was interviewed for an article on Oprah.com about finding a balance between work and life for new parents. Read the article.
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    Paul Crowley, S.J., (religious studies) discussed Pope Benedict XVI’s first visit to the United States and what his recent statements mean for Catholic theology in a U.S. News & World Report article. Read the article.
     
    Lindsey Cromwell (sustainability coordinator) and senior Peter Thamer were interviewed on Earth Day about Bon Appetit’s Low-Carbon Diet. Watch the interview on Yahoo! Green.
     
    Fayeq Oweis’ (modern languages) book was reviewed on the Web site America,gov. Read the article.
     
    Santa Clara University students who traveled to El Salvador as part of the business school’s first immersion trip for undergraduates were featured in a column in the San Jose Mercury News. Read the article.
     
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    Eric Goldman (High Tech Law Institute) was quoted in an CNET article about rulings that may change the legal shield that has protected many Web sites. Read the article.

    Judy Nadler (Markkula Center for Applied Ethics) was interviewed for a story in the Press-Enterprise about the former Hemet City Manager and the questions surrounding his departure.  Read the article.

    Shauna L. Shapiro (counseling psychology) was featured in the Spirituality in Higher Education Newsletter, February, 2008 in an in-depth interview regarding incorporating spirituality and meditation into education, and was also quoted in an American Psychology Association Monitor article about meditation, January 2008.

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    Paul Locatelli, S.J. was featured in a San Jose Mercury News article about his intention to resign as University President and take on new responsibilities in his role as Secretary for Jesuit Higher Education. Read the article.
     
    The de Saisset Museum’s exhibits "Eye on the Sixties" and "Flashing Back" were featured on KQED’s Spark program. Watch the story.
     
    Drew Starbird (OMIS) was a guest on NBC 11’s morning newscast discussing the reasons behind the rising cost of food.
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