Shoba Krishnan (electrical engineering) was chosen by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski as Woman of the Year for the 25th Assembly District. Krishnan was chosen for her dedication to students both inside and outside the classroom as well as her work on community projects and STEM.
Justin Boren (communication) had his paper, “The Relationships Between Co-Rumination, Social Support, Stress, and Burnout Among Working Adults,” published in Management Communication Quarterly. It is expected to be in print during the February issue, but the paper is available as an "online first" paper
Matthew Duncan (Office of Student Life), Barbara Fraser (theatre), Michael Whalen (communication) have received a grant of $150,000 from the Avon Foundation will be used to create a sexual violence prevention and education video production and interactive website for implementation at Santa Clara University and universities across the United States.
Chris Kitts (mechanical engineering) has received $150,000 subcontract from The University of Alaska Fairbanks/Marine Science and Technology Foundation Prime to support "Dark Energy Biosphere Initiative - Subsurface Life Characterization Tool." Additionally he has received $104,859 from NASA Ames Research Center to support "Microsatellite-Nanosatellite Technology Research & Development Support.”
David Onek, Northern California Innocence Project (law) has received $249,781 from the Department of Justice to support "Wrongful Conviction Review Program FY 2013.”
Angelo Ancheta (law) has received $50,000 from Santa Clara County to support "Worker's Rights Project." Funding will enable the Law Center to provide information, advice, and legal representation for problems involving unpaid wages, conditions of employment, and illegal discrimination on the job to low-wage workers. He has received $6,750 from Catholic Charities to support "South Bay Legal Immigration Services Network.