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A new book on “aunting” co-authored by Laura Ellingson (Communication) about the benefits of having aunts in children’s lives, was the subject of a positive review by a Wall Street Journal work-life columnist.

Kirk Hanson (Markkula) was the featured guest on KQED’s Forum radio show, discussing the top 10 ethical dilemmas that college freshmen face.

Student Chris Paschal was quoted in a USA Today story about the pros and cons of e-textbooks.

Dan Ostrov (Mathemathics) was quoted in the San Jose Mercury News about a new site for collaboration among math scholars.

Don Polden (Law dean) was quoted by USA Today about ways in which law schools can make their job-placement statistics look better.

Farid Senzai (Political Science) was quoted in a story by Religion News Service about the first Muslim college opening in California.

The Global Social Benefit Incubator (CSTS) was the subject of a feature column in the San Jose Mercury News, which ran in several papers and was reposted by a number of bloggers.

Allen Hammond (Law) spoke to the New York Times and the San Jose Mercury News about the controversy around Google and Verizon’s joint net neutrality statement, which some feel is part of a move away from federal regulation for Internet access.

Eric Goldman (Law) was quoted in a widely reprinted L.A. Times story about how bloggers face significant liability for critical posts. That story, and Goldman’s quotes, were picked up by bloggers for the ABA Journal and Wall Street Journal, as well as sites like He also spoke to various media, including Chicago Tribune and The New York Times, about other tech-law topics.

David DeCosse (Markkula) wrote an oped for the San Francisco Chronicle arguing that founding father James Madison would have favored building the Muslim community center and mosque in the Ground Zero region of New York City.

The off-again, on-again, off-again status of California’s Prop. 8 continued to spur reporters to seek legal analysis from SCU Law professors. Deep Gulasekaram was quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle about the puzzling nature of the 9th Circuit stay.  Margaret Russell was quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle about the legal issues for appeal, and she appeared on KTVU (Fox) and KPIX (CBS) and CBS 5's Eyewitness News Sunday show, to discuss the legal ramifications of the federal and appeals' courts rulings.  Ed Steinman was interviewed on the future of the case by KCBS radio.

Jerry Burger (Psychology) was quoted by a columnist for the (Fort Myers, FL) News Press about why some people are control freaks.

Hersh Shefrin (Finance) was quoted by the Washington Post’s Root blog questioning whether greater racial or gender diversity in the financial services industry would have helped avert the mortgage crisis.

Mike Sexton (Admissions) was quoted on about the complexities behind college rankings such as U.S. News and World Report.

An article by Ed McQuarrie (Marketing), on the murkiness of the notion that small stocks regularly outperform the market, was published in the Journal of Investing.

Kirthi Kalyanam (Marketing) spoke to the Mercury News for a widely reprinted story about young people’s new trend of making “haul videos” — describing their shopping purchases in detail.

Judy Nadler (Markkula) was quoted extensively on government corruption stories, including allegations that a candidate for California attorney general took inappropriate gifts (San Francisco Chronicle and Fox Business News’ Money Rocks show) a Redwood City council members conflict of interest in a major land development vote (San Jose Mercury News) and a school district trustee who received taxpayer reimbursement for job training in his new job field (Contra Costa Times and several other papers).

Nanotechnology Now ran a story about SCU students gaining valuable experience in nanotechnology by attending an internship at Advanced Studies Laboratories. The story cited professors Amy Shachter (Chemistry) and Unyoung (Ashley) Kim (BioEngineering) and student Sarah Ghanbari.

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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