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

  •  Dennis Jacobs & Michael Engh, S.J.

    Santa Clara University’s announcement that it was working with authorities to get to the bottom of an unauthorized intrusion into student grades was carried by over 370 publications, TV stations or news sites, many quoting Dennis Jacobs (Provost) and Michael Engh, S.J. (President).

  •  Kirk Hanson

    Kirk Hanson (Markkula) wrote an oped for noting that Penn State is not alone in its “circle the wagons” response to the Jerry Sandusky scandal, which he also discussed with Pennsylvania radio station KDKA. Hanson also was quoted in a New York Times story about the significance of Apple’s newest board members, including a new chairman, and was quoted for a story that ran in the Orange County Register and other papers, about trading that some see as “insider trading” by members of Congress. 

  •  George Mohler

    George Mohler's (Mathematics and Computer Science) algorithm that can predict when and where crime happens was named one of the 50 best inventions of 2011 by Timemagazine. The news was mentioned in 18 publications, including the San Jose Mercury News, ABC7's website, and A story about his crime-fighting tool aired on ABC7.

  •  Thomas Plante

    Thomas Plante (Psychology) was quoted about the Penn State sexual abuse scandal in several publications across the nation, including the New York Times and Discovery News. He wrote an oped on the lessons learned from that scandal for the San Jose Mercury News. He also blogged about the ethical challenges of flying, especially during one of the busiest travel seasons, and was interviewed in the Victor Valley Daily Press on how a simple thank you can make people healthier in mind, body, and spirit. 

  •  Eric Goldman

    Eric Goldman (Law) was quoted in a New York Times story,  reprinted in at least 20 other outlets, about a settlement between Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission over privacy abuses. He and a co-author were also quoted in MediaPost about their letter opposing a new rule by the Copyright Office that could expose websites to devastating costs just for failing to renew certain paperwork every two years.

  •  Alexander Field

    Alexander Field (Economics) was interviewed in the TV studio of The, about the counterintuitive premise of his book, A Great Leap Forward, which showed that the 1930s, not WWII, were the years when US productivity most advanced. Also, an oped he wrote for the McClatchy chain of papers about how Social Security is not a Ponzi scheme was picked up in 72 different publications that subscribe to McClatchy’s syndicate, from the 290,000-circulation Kansas City Sunday Star, the Sacramento Bee (280,000) and the Atlanta Journal Constitution (181,000). 

  •  Paul L. Locatelli, S.J., Student Activities Center

    News regarding the LEED gold certification of SCU's Paul L. Locatelli, S.J., Student Activities Center ran in six publications, including the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal and the San Jose Mercury News.

  •  Daniel Aguiar

    News of a new entrepreneurship minor at SCU was reported in the Silicon Valley San Jose Business Journal, and quoted Daniel Aguiar (CIE). The story also aired on various local news radio stations and the local country-music station, KRTY. 

  •  Kirthi Kalyanam

    Kirthi Kalyanam (Marketing) was featured in a story in the Christian Science Monitorabout his analysis that may be overtaking Walmart as the low-cost leader. The story was recapped on Retail Wire.

  •  John Endres, S.J.

    John Endres, S.J. (JST) was quoted in a story in U.S. Catholic about the origins of the concept of Hell.


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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