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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.
***NOTE: Use EXTREME CAUTION before printing the linked information, as it will be dozens of pages!! ***


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