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

  •  Pope Francis Reaction

    Santa Clara was at the epicenter of local and national news of the selection March 13 of Argentine Jesuit, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, to be the new Pope Francis.  Arthur Liebscher, S.J. (History) and Alfonso Gomez, S.J., who is on sabbatical at SCU from his recent post as provincial of Argentina' s Jesuits, spoke to CBS5, NBC Bay Area, KTVU Fox, ABC, the San Jose Mercury News, and Univision about their respective friendships with the new pope. Fr. Liebscher's comments also appeared on Good Morning America. Thomas Cattoi (JST) was quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle  the San Jose Mercury News, KCBS,  KTVU,  and KLIV and KSFB radio, and Bay Area Reporter;  Luis Calero, S.J., (Anthropology) was quoted in a New York Times story reprinted in several other publications;  Gerald McKevitt, S.J. (History) spoke to the Los Angeles Times; Paul Crowley, S.J. (Religious Studies) and Michael McCarthy, S.J. (Ignatian Center) spoke to KGO Radio; Eric Hanson (Political Science) spoke to CBS News and KCBS radio;  Gary Macy (Religious Studies) shared his perspective in National Catholic Reporter, which was referenced in the Christian Science Monitor as well; and Sally Vance-Trembath (Religious Studies) was quoted by the Christian Science Monitor and KCBS radio, and was a guest twice on KGO radio. Matt Smith (Campus Ministry) shot video of student and staff reaction to the news, which was used in an NBC report. Students Katherine Sanderson and Marissa Mannick were quoted in an NBC story reacting positively to the news of the Pope's election. 

  •  Northern California Innocence Project

    The Northern California Innocence Project's (Law) second exoneration of the year, of Oakland's Johnny Williams, generated more than 85 media mentions, including stories in AP, NBC Bay Area, the San Francisco Chronicle, Mercury News, CBS, Fox-TV, ABC, KGO radio, and others. 

  •  Pat Cain

    An AP story in which Pat Cain (Law) talked about possible income tax regulation changes for gay couples was carried in about 450 publications or sites including the Sacramento Bee, Boston Globe, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, USA Today and the Houston Chronicle.

  •  Solar Decathlon Team

     The Solar Decathlon team (Engineering) was featured in an Orange County Register article after hosting a Google+ hangout to discuss their work with students at an Irvine elementary school.

  •  Jerry Burger

    Jerry Burger (Counseling Psych) wrote an article for the Huffington Post about why taking responsibility is the key to doing the right thing.

  •  Lisa Fullam

     Lisa Fullam (JST) wrote an article for the Washington Post On Faith section about the Catholic Church and its teachings on sex.

  •  Colleen Chien

     A Mercury News editorial that mentions Colleen Chien's (Law) study on patent trolls was carried by five  additional outlets.

  •  Elizabeth Drescher

     Elizabeth Drescher (Religious Studies) talked to Fox News about clerics becoming tech-savvy.

  •  Steve Diamond

     Steve Diamond (Law) spoke to MarketWatch about H-P's battle with its institutional investors. 

  •  Jim Koch

     Jim Koch (CSTS/Management)  was quoted in a Bloomberg story about social entrepreneurs as valuable research & development resources.


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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