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Cookie Ridolfi (NCIP) co-wrote an op-ed for the San Jose Mercury News about an alarming spate of prosecutorial misconduct cases in Santa Clara County, a problem that is a significant contributor to wrongful convictions. NCIP’s work was also featured in several stories in the San Jose Mercury News, Monterey Herald, and elsewhere, about efforts to exonerate Jack Edward Sagin, convicted of murder 20 years ago although DNA results now raise doubts about his guilt. The story quotes Rhonda Donato (NCIP).

Also, a $2.4 million grant award to Northern California Innocence Project was detailed in a blog item in Legal Pad, which quoted Ridolfi.

Dale Achabal (marketing) appeared on ABC7 to discuss the impact of the recession on the upcoming holiday season. Kirthi Kalyanam (Marketing) was quoted in a San Jose Mercury News story about Black Friday trends that were shaping up.

Meir Statman (finance) was featured in a BusinessWeek story that also ran in, MSN Money, and elsewhere, about the potential end of retirement for older workers who don’t want or can’t afford to quit working.

National Catholic Reporter featured an essay written by David DeCosse (Markkula) exploring the role of Catholic conscience in politics. The essay was a summary of a Markkula seminar featuring Kirk Hanson (Markkula), Denise Carmody (religious studies), Miriam Schulman (Markkula), Margaret McLean (Markkula), Lawrence Nelson (philosophy), and several invited guests.

Hanson also talked to the Seattle Times about ethical conflicts surrounding the team that brought the Olympics to Vancouver.

McLean was also quoted in SmartMoney Magazine about the ethics of people buying the H1N1 vaccine when that would likely mean that at-risk populations would be deprived of needed vaccines.

Catherine Sandoval (Law) was quoted by the San Jose Mercury News and the San Francisco Chronicle about the long-term impact of Intel’s agreement to pay AMD $1.25 billion in an antitrust settlement. The Los Angeles Daily News, Oroville Mercury-Register, and others also picked up the stories.

Robert Hendershott (finance) talked to ABC7 about credit card fees that are rising in advance of new fee restrictions on banks.

Tom Plante (psychology) appeared on ABC7 to discuss what it means when teens post Satanic material on social networking sites, as did two teens accused of murdering their classmate from Santa Teresa High School. Redbook Magazine featured Plante in an article about the ways people can boost their mood. He also continued his now-regular blogging for Psychology Today.   

David Popalisky (theatre and dance) was interviewed on KPFA-FM about an event he and other faculty members organized on campus to raise awareness of “350 parts per million.” This number is considered a safe level for carbon emissions in our atmosphere.

Gordon Young (communication) wrote several articles about the economic decline of Flint, Mich. and the need to redevelop it. They ran in the New York Times and Slate Magazine. Young was also interviewed by the NPR station in Detroit about the articles.

More than 200 publications continued to pick up an Associated Press story from early November, which quoted Eric Goldman (Law), about an insidious computer virus that loads up innocent computers with child porn.

Click here for 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.

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