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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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