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SCU in the News is a biweekly compilation of select media highlights featuring faculty, staff or students.

  •  Supreme Court Decisions

     Santa Clara University professors were in demand for media as  the Supreme Court reached several landmark decisions in the final days of its term. Pat Cain (Law) discussed financial complexities to be resolved after the Supreme Court's DOMA decision with the New York Times, a story that was picked up by several additional publications or sites. She also discussed similar subjects with Bloomberg and Forbes. Deep Gulasekaram (Law) spoke to  CBS5 about erosions to the Voting Rights Act, and  was also a featured guest on multiple time slots on ABC7  and KTVU (Fox), helping analyze the DOMA and Prop. 8 decisions. David Hasen (Law) spoke to KGO and KLIV radio, as well as KPIX (CBS) television about the tax implications of the DOMA case. Brad Joondeph (Law) discussed the same-sex cases as they were pending with the Mercury News, and discussed the impact of the decisions with NBC and  National Catholic Reporter. Margaret Russell (Law) discussed prospects for Prop. 8's revival for a widely reprinted Reuters story; was a guest on KTVU2; and blogged on three different cases (DOMA, Voting Rights and Affirmative Action) for California Lawyer (also picked up by the influential SCOTUSblog). She also spoke to Law360 and RealClearPolitics, and was a guest on NPR's Tell Me More (which aired on multiple stations nationwide). Jerry Uelmen  (Law) spoke to the Ventura County Star about the future of gay-marriage litigation, and discussed legal strategies in the Prop. 8 case with the LA Times; his comments to the Times were cited in the Christian Science Monitor and cited or picked up by 33 other papers or sites. And Jerry Shapiro (Counseling Psychology) spoke to the San Jose Mercury News about why people get married. About ten other news outlets picked up the article.

  •  Nicole Pal

    Engineering student  and Solar Decathlon team leader Nicole Pal wrote a first-person, Father's Day story for the Washington Post about how her father influenced her to become an engineer. 

  •  Ed McQuarrie, Shelby McIntyre, Ravi Shanmugam

    Research by Ed McQuarrie, Shelby McIntyre and Ravi Shanmugam (Marketing) about what motivates people to post on Yelp and other sites, was reported by Forbes

  •  Farid Senzai

    Farid Senzai (Political Science) wrote an op-ed arguing in favor of continued U.S. aid to Egypt, which ran in more than 35 publications or sites including the Times of India, the aggregation site; Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, OC Register, and the Kansas City Star. 

  •  Alex Field

    Alex Field (Economics) spoke to NBC Bay Area about other factors affecting the economy beyond housing values and interest rates 

  •  Kirk Hanson

    Kirk Hanson (Markkula) talked to ABC7 about how the Snowden case and how it is time for a national debate about surveillance. 

  •  Arthur Liebscher

    Arthur Liebscher (History) spoke at length about his observations of Pope Francis in the 1980s and today, with Canadian magazine MacLeans

  •  Angelo Ancheta

     Angelo Ancheta's (KGACLC) comments about the pending immigration bill for a Mercury News story were carried on more than two dozen affiliated sites or papers.

  •  Santa Clara University

    Santa Clara University's placement in the top 15 solar schools in California by Mosaic clean-energy investors, was reported by National Catholic Reporter

  •  IFAMA Student Case Competition

     A story about the Food and Agribusiness Institute MBA students who won first place in the  International Food and Agribusiness Management Association's Student Case Competition was carried in AgWired and the Miami Herald's site. The story quoted student Ngoc Dao and noted teammates Alvin Chen, Tina Cosentino, Michael Billikopf, and Zach Wise.


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.

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