August 2013

Sports Concussions to be Examined at Santa Clara University Symposium Sept. 12

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 26, 2013 — With thousands of lawsuits pending and heartbreaking reports coming in regularly about the damage from sports-related concussions, what is the extent of the problem and what are the proposed solutions for this persistent dilemma?
Some of the top minds charged with analyzing and setting policy for sports in the United States will be on hand to discuss the topic Sept. 12, at the fourth annual Sports Law and Ethics Symposium at Santa Clara University. The event will feature keynote speaker Alan Schwarz, New York Times reporter and author. 
The all-day symposium will be presented by Santa Clara University’s Institute of Sports Law and Ethics. The event  will take place Sept. 12 at SCU’s Paul L. Locatelli, S.J., Student Activities Center, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Additional conference speakers will include: 
* NFL Hall-of-Famer Ronnie Lott
*Three-time NFL All-Pro Brent Jones
*Boston University neurosurgery professor and NFL adviser Dr. Robert Cantu
*President of the National College Players Association Ramogi  Huma
*Olympic and World Cup soccer champion Brandi Chastain
*ESPN reporter Tom Farrey
*University of the Pacific athletics VP of external relations Ted Leland
A special lunchtime presentation will address “What we can learn from what happened at Rutgers,” – regarding the abusive treatment of basketball players at that New Jersey university -- featuring presenters Jack Clark, head rugby coach at the University of California, and Jim Thompson, CEO and founder of Positive Coaching Alliance. 
Cost:  Students registered at an institute of higher education will be admitted free of charge. Others pay $175, including lunch, with a deadline of Sept. 5. Registration is available through the website:
About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located 40 miles south of San Francisco in California’s Silicon Valley, offers its more than 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, theology, and engineering, plus master’s and law degrees and engineering Ph.D.s. Distinguished nationally by one of the highest graduation rates among all U.S. master’s universities, California’s oldest operating higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice. For more information, see
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