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President Michael Engh, S.J., and U. S. Rep. Mike Honda co-authored an op-ed in the Washington, D.C.-based publication The Hill, arguing that colleges and universities must lead the way in creating alternative energy solutions. It was also published online in the Huffington Post.
Eric Goldman (Law) was quoted in a FoxNews.com story about a federal obscenity law, as part of a story on Wikipedia’s co-founder trying to purge porn from the site. The UK-based Register and the niche publication Adult Video News ran excerpts from the Fox story. Goldman also talked to TechWeb about the illegal practice of “data scraping” -- using programs to siphon all the data from a company’s database. He was also featured in a podcast on LegalTalk Network about the theft of a prototype iPhone 4G from a local bar, and talked to KCBS radio about the iPhone issue.
Meir Statman (Finance) was quoted in an Associated Press story that ran on CNBC and North County Times, about gender differences in retirement investing. His advice: "Be a man and trade like a woman." He was also a featured guest on NPR’s Marketplace, talking about the concept from the Goldman Sachs congressional hearings that sophisticated investors “knew” they were buying shoddy investments. Statman gave the memorable quote “so there is an idiot in every trade, and if you don't know who it is, it's you.”
Kyle Graham (Law) was featured in a story on ABC about Walmart being required to pay $27.6 million for illegally dumping toxic materials.
Margaret Russell (Law) was a featured guest on KQED’s Forum, discussing President Obama’s choice of current Solicitor General Elena Kagan to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.
Tom Plante (Psychology) was quoted by Catholic News Service on the lingering public anger at the Catholic Church over sex abuse, despite reforms. America magazine, Catholic Courier, Catholic Sun, and the Georgia Bulletin carried the story.
Francisco Jimenez (Modern Languages and Literatures) was profiled by a columnist in the (San Luis Obispo) Tribune, who also recommended Jimenez’s books as “two of the most significant books that I have read. They are as American as Ben Franklin's autobiography and resound with hope for all our dreams and aspirations during this sad period of history.”
Stephen Diamond (Law) co-authored an oped advocating the abolishment of SEC rule 144A, which allows companies to sell massive amounts of securities – including many behind the financial meltdown – through “private placements” that avoid disclosure, liability, and other SEC rules. The oped ran in Newdeal2.0 and the Huffington Post. He was also on KLIV radio on May 6, discussing that day’s 1,000-point swing in the Dow.
Incoming freshman Diane Keng was featured in the Wall Street Journal, ABC and NBC for already having launched three startups already, including one that helps students manage their social-network identities. Similarly, recent alumni Matthew Roeckel and Sol Tran were featured by a Mercury News columnist for having started multiple companies apiece.
Hersh Shefrin’s (Finance) contribution to a book of essays about the financial crisis was featured in Pensions & Investments publication. Shefrin’s essay was a behavioral-finance analysis of UBS, Standard & Poor's credit rating and American International Group's financial products unit. He was also quoted by a writer for Life's Little Mysteries/LiveScience.com about the phenomena of greed in corporate America that is being revealed after the financial crisis.
Articles on scripture by Ron Hansen (English) were featured in Christian Century. Several newspapers also noted that Hansen will be the commencement speaker for Merrimack College on May 23.
The invitation to entrepreneurs to apply for a special 6-month program run by the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship ran in the San Francisco Chronicle and the Seattle Post Intelligencer online sites, and quoted Business School Dean Drew Starbird about the program’s goal to launch 20 businesses within 20 months. Starbird also appeared on NBC talking about the public’s skewed perception of the odds of winning the $266 million California lottery.
SCU's announcement of its undergraduate commencement speaker, Catholic Relief Services President Ken Hackett, was published in Inside Higher Ed.