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

  •  Buford Barr

    The Washington Post published Buford Barr's (Communication and Marketing) essay titled “5 Commandments for College Freshmen” outlining the must-dos for the class of 2015 in their first year of college.

  •  Drew Starbird

    The annual Hunger Issues Forum run by SCU and Second Harvest Food Bank generated numerous news stories, many of them mentioning the SCU-based Hunger Index or quoting its co-creator Drew Starbird (Leavey). Stories on the index and the forum ran on KCBS, KLIV, KGO and KQED radio stations and the event was covered by NBC11 and ABC7.

  •  Farid Senzai

    NBC Bay Area interviewed Farid Senzai (Political Science) about the September 11 terrorist attacks.

  •  Thane Kreiner

    Thane Kreiner (CSTS) was quoted in a Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal story about how this year’s Tech Awards laureates will get several months of mentoring as part of their awards. The story mentioned SCU’s role in judging and mentoring the laureates, as well as CSTS’s Oct. 19 Nexus conference that features the laureates. Assam Tribune of India also mentioned SCU’s role in the Tech Awards events.

  •  Don Polden and Gerald Uelmen

    The San Jose Mercury News ran a feature story on the “Trial of Our Century,” the re-enactment by the Law School of the trial of famed defense attorney Clarence Darrow on charges of jury tampering a century ago. The story noted Don Polden’s (Law Dean) skill at portraying the “slimy” bribe-fixer, Bert Franklin, and cited an essay on the ethics of the trial by Gerald Uelmen (Law).

  •  Kirk Hanson

    Kirk Hanson (Markkula) discussed with the San Jose Mercury News the likely origins of the dismissal of Yahoo executive Carol Bartz, which she has denounced in the press.

  •  Gerald Uelmen

    Gerald Uelmen (Law) was quoted in a widely reprinted Los Angeles Times story about the odds against Prop. 8 backers being denied the right to argue for the voter proposition in court. He also was quoted in a National Public Radio story, which ran in numerous major markets across the U.S., about how Catholics generally continue to support the death penalty.

  •  Elizabeth Drescher

    An article in the (Memphis) Commercial Appeal extensively quoted Elizabeth Drescher (Religious Studies) on social media’s place in organized religion, and how Drescher came to church and technology as a field of study.

  •  Gary Neustadter

    Gary Neustadter (Law) was quoted in a Mercury News article about the bankruptcy of Salinas electric-car company Green Vehicles.

  •  Judy Nadler

    Judy Nadler (Markkula) was quoted in a New York Times article about the rise of the tech industry in Washington, D.C., and in the (South Dakota) Argus Leader about the lack of ethics rules on the books at state government. She wrote an oped for the Mercury News about how readers of the recent state-auditor’s report should focus on the lack of widespread problems or scandals in the report. 


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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