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SCU in the News
May 12 - 26, 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.

Student and National Science Foundation Fellowship recipient Claire Kunkle (Engineering) was interviewed by ABC7 and NBC Bay Area about a Society of Women Engineers event where SCU students showed high school girls how to build prosthetic hands. The NBC interview covered the importance of encouraging young women to pursue STEM careers.

Blog-post commentary by Beth Van Schaack (Law) was quoted in a New York Times story, which ran in other publications ncluding the Telegram, about how the international community needs to think creatively to ensure accountability in Syria.

Santa Clara University’s participation in a special initiative to offer community college students greater access to law school education was noted in stories in AJCU Higher Ed News; the LA Times; San Francisco Chronicle; Inside Higher Ed; San Jose Mercury News and several TV and radio stations.

A new collaboration involving the School of Education and Counseling Psychology and the National Hispanic University Foundation to advance Hispanic education was highlighted in the San Jose Mercury News. The article ran in several other newspapers including the Contra Costa Times, Willits News, and Vallejo Times. The Bay Area Hispanic newspaper El Observador also ran a story.

Eric Goldman (Law) was quoted in the The New Yorker about legal tactics used by an erotic website that is the biggest filer of copyright lawsuits, and in the Daily Mirror, a number of Mercury News stories, Search Engine Land, and Valley Wag on various tech-law topics. His comments to AFP about a controversial EU data case was reprinted in well over a dozen foreign-language and English-langugage sites, including Istoe Dinheiro of Brazil and Bangkok Post. KGO radio and the Recorder interviewed him about a new privacy-law certificate being offered by the law school’s High Tech Law Institute.

Gary Macy (Religious Studies) was quoted in a story on KCBS- TV  in Los Angeles about women priests.

Irina Raicu (Markkula) was quoted in Business Insider about the recent ruling of the European Union Court of Justice and how people now have the “right to be forgotten.”

CSTS’s inaugural Magis dinner event was covered in a story and photo essay in the blog Innov8social, and in  a column in the San Jose Mercury News, including references to remarks by Thane Kreiner (CSTS) Michael Engh, S.J. (president) Kirk Hanson (Markkula), Mick McCarthy, S.J. (Ignatian Center) and Jim Koch (CSTS).

A conference on fixing eyewitness identification processes, sponsored by the Northern California Innocence Project, was covered on two news segments on KTVU TV as well as KGO and KQED news radio shows. Some of the stories quoted Maitreya Badami of NCIP.

Santa Clara’s California Program for Entrepreneurs (Leavey) was credited with helping program alum Jacquetta Lannan open up her own high-end hot dog store, in a story in the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

John Ifcher's (Economics) research on parental happiness received more press coverage, in, Al Jazeera, and KPCC public radio.

Bob Peterson (Law) was quoted by Investopedia, Carrier Management, and Casualty Actuarial Society, about insurance issues related to autonomous vehicles, from a seminar held in April.

Paul Crowley. S.J. (Religious Studies) was quoted in a  Religion News Service story, which ran in a handful of sites, about the the re-emergence and fresh controversy over Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s concept of “conscious evolution.” Crowley also wrote a review of two books including David Pleins’s The Evolving God, for America Magazine.

Dean Ku (Career Center) wrote an article for USA Today about how students can use LinkedIn to land a job.

Michelle Marvier (ESS) and Santa Clara University were mentioned in The New Yorker for a paper she just published about the shifting mission of the Nature Conservancy. Her work was also featured on the Nature Conservancy blog.

Robert Hendershott (Finance) was quoted in a number of widely reprinted Mercury News stories about the IPO of Zendesk.

Jim Cottrill (Political Science) was quoted about the current campaign between Ro Khanna and Mike Honda in the San Jose Mercury News and a few other Bay Area newspapers.

Allen Hammond (Law) was quoted about the gulf between net-connected and net-unconnected Americans in Edutopia, where his role in coining the phrase “Digital Divide” was also noted.

Tom Massaro, S.J. (JST) blogged about the Jesuit martyrs for Ignatian Solidarity Network.

Ellen Kreitzberg (Law) was quoted on KTVU and ABC 7 News and KLIV radio about controversial aspects of prosecutors’ pursuing the death penalty for the alleged killer of teen Sierra Lamar. She also wrote a letter to the editor which appeared in the Mercury News.

Mike Sexton (Enrollment Management) was quoted in Inside Higher Ed about the Common App system for admitting students.

Brian Love (Law) was quoted in a Bloomberg story that ran in more than 17 outlets including the Vancouver Sun and JD Journal,  about a lull in lawsuit wars between Apple and Google.

Meir Statman (Finance) was quoted in a CTW Features story which ran in the Conway Daily Sun, about negative trends in savings, and his speech urging financial advisers to be like doctors looking out for patients’ financial health was covered in Investment News.

Paul Mariani, S.J. (History) wrote a blog for Harvard University Press blog about the history and recent events around Catholic resistance in China.

The Markkula Center was mentioned in the Marshall County Tribune-Courier about government transparency. The Center’s new ethics app was also the subject of an article in Philadelphia magazine.

A paper by Yongtae Kim, Haidan Li and Siqi Li (Accounting)  on “Contemporary Accounting Research” was mentioned in an article by Going Concern.

Thomas Plante (Psychology) was quoted in Business Mirror about modern relationships and their dependency on technology. He was also quoted in Stylist Magazine on handling public speaking, and blogged about mental health disorders  for Psychology Today.

Jeffrey Bracco (Theatre) was mentioned in an article in the San Jose Mercury News about his role in the play The Language Archive.

Jim Balassone (Markkula) was quoted in the Boston Globe about candidate Charlie Baker and an investment in his VC firm.

The de Saisset Museum's  exhibit featuring handmade artifacts was spotlighted in an article by Stanford Daily.

Laura Ellingson (Women’s & Gender Studies) was quoted in about misogyny on social media and the hashtag #YesAllWomen.

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!! ***