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SCU in the News
Apr.14 - 27, 2014

SCU in the News is a biweekly compilation of select media highlights featuring faculty, staff or students. Additional media hits are available by clicking on the names below, or on the final link which has a fuller list from the past two weeks.


Marily Oppezzo (Psychology) was quoted in the New York TimesLos Angeles Times, Yahoo News, Psychology Today, Imperial Valley News, and dozens of other outlets for her research about how walking improves creativity.

Bill Ditewig (GPPM) was the subject of an article in the Contra Costa Times for being invited to Vatican City to participate in the canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII.

Santa Clara University’s social media team was featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education in an article about how colleges and universities use social media.

Michelle Oberman (Law) spoke to the Tampa Tribune about a mother who is on trial for the death of her two children.

Irina Raicu (Markkula) was quoted in Bloomberg on her thoughts of Mozilla’s decision to hire an interim CEO after Eich’s resignation.

Caroline Chen (Law/LITC) was quoted in NBC’s Reality Check program investigating the true risk of being audited by the IRS.

The de Saisset was mentioned in two articles about the exhibit  “Fire Script” that ran in the Almanac and SF Korea Times.

Ed Steinman (Law) was interviewed by Bloomberg Law radio about a court ruling about warrantless searches. He also discussed with KLIV  the impact of corporations facing criminal charges, as PG&E is facing related to the San Bruno explosion.

Tyler Ochoa (Law) was quoted in Engadget about why music labels are suing Pandora in New York, which is one of the only few states that address certain royalty issues.

SCU’s ROTC program was lauded as being the “Most Devoted” in the nation, by NerdWallet’s NerdScholar blog.

Ruth Silver Taube (Law/KGACLC) was quoted in stories on KCBS and KQED about the problem of wage theft by employers.

Steven Wade (Finance) was spotlighted in a story at the website of the International Rescue Committee for offering free tax help for refugees.

Jim Balassone (Markkula) was quoted on KLIV-AM and KGO Radio about a Silicon Valley antitrust case.

David Ball (Law) wrote an op-ed for JURIST about the benefits of a “potency tax” approach to marijuana regulation.

Phil Beltran (Campus Safety) spoke to KLIV radio about airport safety after the saga of a high schooler from Santa Clara surviving a trip from San Jose to Hawaii in a plane's wheel well.

Diane Dreher (English) blogged for Psychology Today on how to be more compassionate in the cutthroat world.

A Religion Dispatches article by Elizabeth Drescher (Religious Studies) debunking current theories about how Internet use leads to a lack of religious belief, ran in She also wrote a column in Religion Dispatches about a study showing Americans don’t mind prayers at public meetings.

Robert Eberhart (Management) was quoted in the San Jose Mercury News about how Silicon Valley company profits are going directly to investors like never before.

Farid Senzai (Political Science) was mentioned in an article by Tikkun Daily blog about his research on the Bay Area Muslim community.

Meir Statman (Finance) was quoted in an article by CNBC about investing in gold.

Keith Warner (CSTS) was the subject of a Catholic San Francisco article about his talk on varying views of St. Francis.

Mike Gilleran (ISLE) was quoted in a story in the Daily News Record of Harrisonburg, Va.,  about the ethics of coaches forbidding a player from transferring schools.

Eric Goldman (Law) was quoted in about a controversial policy by General Mills to force coupon seekers to agree to arbitration.

Brian Love (Law) was quoted more than two dozen times about the Apple v. Samsung patent case, including in widely reprinted stories in the San Jose Mercury News and Bloomberg Businessweek.

The Examiner ran news that interfaith guru Eboo Patel was speaking as part of SCU’s President’s Speaker Series.

Tom Plante (Psychology) appeared  on KTVU TV for his opinion on 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith and his troubles off the field. He also  was quoted in WNYC on how society has changed because of mobile devices.

News that Margalynne Armstrong (Law) was a  panelist for  "Making Your Own Decisions: Reproductive Health in 2014" was reported in Huffington Post.

Judy Nadler (Markkula) was quoted in North Jersey about Gov. Chris Christie and potential ethical issues with campaign contributions.

Santa Clara University was listed in a broadly reprinted Los Angeles Times article about elite colleges’ declining acceptance rates,  for having a 48 percent acceptance rate this year. SCU's ranking as one of the Green Colleges of America was noted in the Examiner.  

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.

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