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SCU in the News (April 4 - 18, 2013)

SCU in the News (April 4 - 18, 2013)

Report Overview:
Total Clips (147)
Center for Performing Arts (1)
Center for Science, Technology, and Society (1)
College of Arts and Sciences (13)
Counseling Psychology (7)
de Saisset (1)
Leavey School of Business (25)
Markkula Center for Applied Ethics (11)
Markkula Center for Applied Ethics; School of Law (2)
Retail Management Institute (2)
School of Education and Counseling Psychology (8)
School of Engineering (3)
School of Law (50)
Students (1)
University (8)
Other (14)


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Center for Performing Arts (1)
Pizarro: MUJI draws a crowd with downtown San Jose debut 04/18/2013 San Jose Mercury News - Online Text View Clip

Center for Science, Technology, and Society (1)
Head of the Class: The Global Social Benefit Incubator Announces 2013 Social Enterprise Recipients, Spotlights Investment-Ready Focus 04/04/2013 Optimum Online - Finance Text View Clip

College of Arts and Sciences (13)
Senate committee's report on CIA use of torture needs to be released 04/18/2013 San Jose Mercury News - Online Text View Clip
Immigrant story highlighting importance of education focus of book effort 04/16/2013 Vallejo Times-Herald - Online Text View Clip
Immigrant story highlighting importance of education focus of book effort 04/16/2013 Daily Breeze - Online Text View Clip
Library grant puts reading into action 04/15/2013 Daily Republic - Online Text View Clip
Solano County Library Sponsors Book-To-Action Series: The Circuit 04/15/2013 Benicia Patch Text View Clip
Library sponsors book-to-action series of events 04/14/2013 Reporter - Online, The Text View Clip
Library sponsors book-to-action series of events 04/14/2013 Daily Breeze - Online Text View Clip
Wily West and Playwrights' Center of San Francisco present Sheherezade 13 04/11/2013 Examiner.com Text View Clip
Wear Your Geeky Heart on Your Sleeve, Literally 04/10/2013 Scientific American - Online Text View Clip
Books: A chat with novelist Ron Hansen, Evil Companions award winner 04/07/2013 Denver Post - Online, The Text View Clip
Honoree talks about faith, place and the writing life 04/06/2013 Denver Post, The Text
An Explosion of Nouns 04/05/2013 New York Times, The Text
How to Make Impossible Wallpaper 03/08/2013 Scientific American - Online Text View Clip

Counseling Psychology (7)
Cassidy: Startup Sensity CEO Hugh Martin and programmer Kevin Hester are back together again with an audacious LED plan 04/17/2013 San Jose Mercury News - Online Text View Clip
Cassidy: Startup Sensity CEO Hugh Martin and programmer Kevin Hester are back together again with an audacious LED plan 04/17/2013 Contra Costa Times - Online Text View Clip
Cassidy: Startup Sensity CEO Hugh Martin and programmer Kevin Hester are back together again with an audacious LED plan 04/17/2013 Santa Cruz Sentinel - Online Text View Clip
Cassidy: Startup Sensity CEO Hugh Martin and programmer Kevin Hester are back together again with an audacious LED plan 04/17/2013 Inland Valley Daily Bulletin - Online Text View Clip
Cassidy: Start-up Sensity CEO Hugh Martin and programmer Kevin Hester are back together again with an audacious LED plan 04/17/2013 InsideBayArea.com Text View Clip
Meditation can bring health benefits 04/14/2013 Boston Globe - Online Text View Clip
BESTING STRESS 04/13/2013 Boston Globe Text

de Saisset (1)
At DeSaisset, One Exhibition Opens and Two Returns 04/07/2013 Examiner.com Text View Clip

Leavey School of Business (25)
NBC Bay Area News at 6: professor alex field says to have patience in investments 04/17/2013 NBC Bay Area News at 6 AM - KNTV-TV Text
New blood making its mark on EDA 04/16/2013 EDACafé.com Text View Clip
#RapeCulture Fights Stigma of Sexual Assault 04/14/2013 KNBC-TV - Online Text View Clip
Facebook employees could be getting big tax bill 04/13/2013 Chicago Tribune - Online Text View Clip
#RapeCulture Fights Stigma of Sexual Assault 04/12/2013 KNTV-TV - Online Text View Clip
#RapeCulture Fights Stigma of Sexual Assault | NBC Bay Area 04/12/2013 NBC Bay Area - Politics Text View Clip
Facebook employees could be getting big tax bill 04/12/2013 Inland Valley Daily Bulletin - Online Text View Clip
Facebook employees could be getting big tax bill after IPO 04/12/2013 Times-Standard - Online Text View Clip
Facebook employees could be getting big tax bill after IPO 04/12/2013 Denver Post - Online, The Text View Clip
Facebook employees could be getting big tax bill after IPO 04/12/2013 Paradise Post - Online Text View Clip
Facebook employees could be getting big tax bill after IPO 04/12/2013 Reporter - Online, The Text View Clip
Facebook employees could be getting big tax bill after IPO 04/12/2013 Evening Sun - Online, The Text View Clip
Facebook employees could be getting big tax bill after IPO 04/12/2013 Vallejo Times-Herald - Online Text View Clip
Facebook employees could be getting big tax bill after IPO 04/12/2013 Berkshire Eagle - Online Text View Clip
Facebook employees could be getting big tax bill after IPO 04/12/2013 Los Angeles Daily News - Online Text View Clip
NBC Bay Area News at 5: terry griffith says social media can help fight against sexual assault 04/12/2013 NBC Bay Area News at 5 AM - KNTV-TV Text
NBC Bay Area News at 6: social media expert terri griffith agrees the twitter hash tag can be a powerful tool 04/12/2013 NBC Bay Area News at 6 AM - KNTV-TV Text
Facebook employees could be getting big tax bill 04/11/2013 San Jose Mercury News - Online Text View Clip
Facebook employees could be getting big tax bill 04/11/2013 InsideBayArea.com Text View Clip
Facebook employees could be getting big tax bill 04/11/2013 Contra Costa Times - Online Text View Clip
Facebook employees could be getting big tax bill 04/10/2013 Contra Costa Times Text
Promising California Businesses Sought for Santa Clara University Training Program 04/06/2013 Press Trust Text View Clip
Former Walmart District Manager Accuses Company of Widespread Inventory Manipulation 04/05/2013 Nation - Online, The Text View Clip
Women of Influence: Colleen Blake, Brocade Communication Systems 04/05/2013 Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal - Online Text View Clip
Women of Influence: Renu Bhatia, Marvell Semiconductor 04/05/2013 Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal - Online Text View Clip

Markkula Center for Applied Ethics (11)
EXCLUSIVE: San Jose Casino Regulator Hid Investments with False Filings 04/16/2013 San Jose Inside Text View Clip
View on Education: Schools add coping skills to the curriculum 04/16/2013 SouthCoastToday.com Text View Clip
Schools add self-control skills to the curriculum 04/15/2013 Bangor Daily News - Online Text View Clip
Teaching Control In the Classroom 04/15/2013 Valley News - Online Text View Clip
One of PB County's top ethics activists may have conflict 04/13/2013 Palm Beach Post - Online Text View Clip
The Education Issue: Believing self-control predicts success, schools teach coping 04/11/2013 Achenblog Text View Clip
Calvin College: Gaylen Byker's work at investment management firm was not a conflict of interest 04/10/2013 MLive.com Text View Clip
Calvin: Ex-chief had no conflict of interest 04/10/2013 Grand Rapids Press Text
Mt. Diablo school district's top attorney failed to disclose potential conflict 04/05/2013 Contra Costa Times - Online Text View Clip
Mt. Diablo school district's top attorney failed to disclose potential conflict 04/04/2013 San Jose Mercury News - Online Text View Clip
OCRegister: 6 Days Without Afflicting the Comfortable 03/19/2013 Liberal Oc, The Text View Clip

Markkula Center for Applied Ethics; School of Law (2)
ESPN Journalist Tom Farrey To Emcee Sports-Ethics Award Dinner May 1 04/17/2013 Herald - Online, The Text View Clip
ESPN Journalist Tom Farrey To Emcee Sports-Ethics Award Dinner May 1 04/17/2013 Fort Mill Times - Online Text View Clip

Retail Management Institute (2)
Former Apple exec Ron Johnson loses CEO role at J.C. Penney 04/09/2013 Inland Valley Daily Bulletin - Online Text View Clip
Former Apple exec Ron Johnson loses CEO role at J.C. Penney 04/08/2013 Santa Cruz Sentinel - Online Text View Clip

School of Education and Counseling Psychology (8)
Beyond the Headlines: We're exploring gun violence with Dean Nick Ladany 04/18/2013 KOFY-TV Text
Should Gay Conversion Therapy be Legal? | NBC Bay Area 04/17/2013 NBC Bay Area - Politics Text View Clip
The Korean Crisis: Just Who is the Mental Case? 04/15/2013 CounterPunch - Online Text View Clip
ABC7 News 9:00PM on KOFY: Nick Ladany on south bay sexual assault 04/12/2013 ABC 7 News at 9 PM - KOFY-TV Text
HuffPost: U.S. Military 'Provoking North Korea,' a "Rational' Obama Would Stop 'Rattling the Cage' 04/12/2013 CNSNews.com - Cybercast News Service Text View Clip
NBC Bay Area News at 11: Dean of school of education speaks about sexual assault 04/12/2013 NBC Bay Area News at 11 PM - KNTV-TV Text
Women of Influence: Mary Beth Riley, Notre Dame High School 04/05/2013 Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal - Online Text View Clip
San Jose: Five apply for Berryessa School Board seat 04/04/2013 Contra Costa Times Text

School of Engineering (3)
Blach builds killer intern program 04/12/2013 Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal - Online Text View Clip
Students Cram More Efficiency Into Home Appliances 04/04/2013 EarthTechling.com Text View Clip
*Program for the Future: Underwater Technology 03/08/2013 Russia-2 TV Text View Clip

School of Law (50)
Ro Khanna kicks off Congressional campaign with 'Rally with Ro' 04/18/2013 India Post - Union City Edition - Online Text View Clip
Santa Clara law school names new dean 04/18/2013 Pasadena Star-News - Online Text View Clip
Santa Clara law school names new dean 04/18/2013 Whittier Daily News - Online Text View Clip
Santa Clara law school names new dean 04/18/2013 San Gabriel Valley Tribune - Online Text View Clip
Santa Clara law school names new dean 04/18/2013 Santa Cruz Sentinel - Online Text View Clip
Santa Clara law school names new dean 04/18/2013 San Jose Mercury News - Online Text View Clip
Santa Clara law school names new dean 04/18/2013 Contra Costa Times - Online Text View Clip
WIPIP 2014 at Santa Clara University 04/18/2013 madisonian.net Text View Clip
administration appealed the ruling Santa Clara University law professor 04/17/2013 KPCC-FM (89.3 KPCC) Text
Lawmakers question patent complaint process at USITC 04/17/2013 PC Advisor Text View Clip
Local judge honored 04/17/2013 Los Altos Town Crier - Online Text View Clip
Santa Clara law school names new dean 04/17/2013 Contra Costa Times Text
U.S. congressional panel split on impact of non-practicing entities 04/17/2013 Reuters - Online Text View Clip
Death penalty up for legal review today in California 04/16/2013 KPCC-FM - Online Text View Clip
Google in peace deal with Brussels 04/16/2013 China Securities Journal Net Text View Clip
Helping Locals and Law Students? New Clinic Sounds Like a Winner 04/16/2013 FindLaw: Legal News and Commentary Text View Clip
Lawmakers question patent complaint process at USITC 04/16/2013 Computerworld - Online Text View Clip
Lawmakers question patent complaint process at USITC 04/16/2013 PC World - Online Text View Clip
Northern California Innocence Project Wins Release for Innocent Man Wrongly Convicted of Arson and Triple Murder Based o 04/16/2013 News Blaze Text View Clip
Northern California Innocence Project Wins Release for Innocent Man Wrongly Convicted of Arson and Triple Murder Based on Faulty Fire Science 04/16/2013 Herald - Online, The Text View Clip
DMCA As Censorship: Chilling Effects On Research 04/15/2013 Techdirt Text View Clip
Doctor Withdraws Lawsuit About Google's Autocomplete Suggestions 04/15/2013 MediaPost.com Text View Clip
Google in peace deal with Brussels 04/15/2013 CNN.com Text View Clip
Saratoga historian, famed Mercury News copy editor Willys Peck dies at 89 04/15/2013 Contra Costa Times Text
law students soon will be able to help Silicon Valley startups 04/14/2013 KCBS-AM (740 AM) Text
Santa Clara University law students soon will be able to help Silicon Valley startups 04/14/2013 KCBS-AM (740 AM) Text
Abusive Patent Litigation: The Issues Impacting American Competitiveness and Job Creation at the International Trade Commission and Beyond 04/13/2013 House Judiciary Committee - Online Text View Clip
Hearing: Abusive Patent Litigation: The Issues Impacting American Competitiveness and Job Creation at the International Trade Commission and Beyond 04/13/2013 House Judiciary Committee - Online Text View Clip
Google critics worried about EU probe 04/11/2013 MarketWatch Text View Clip
Veteran of force named Fremont's new police chief 04/11/2013 San Jose Mercury News - Online Text View Clip
Governor Appoints David Pating, Emiko Burchill to State Posts 04/10/2013 Rafu Shimpo - Online Text View Clip
H-P's board moves may embolden CEO 04/10/2013 Morningstar.com Text View Clip
*Hints of narrow same-sex marriage ruling Clues indicate inclination to strike DOMA benefits ban, split on Prop. 8 04/09/2013 San Francisco Chronicle Text View Clip
H-P's board moves may embolden CEO 04/09/2013 MarketWatch Text View Clip
SCU launches legal clinic, taps Laura Lee Norris to lead 04/09/2013 Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal - Online Text View Clip
Fremont takes off interim tag, names Lucero police chief 04/08/2013 Inland Valley Daily Bulletin - Online Text View Clip
IRS May Start Taxing Tech Companies' Free Food For Employees 04/08/2013 CBS San Francisco - Online Text View Clip
Silicon Valley Congressional battle takes shape: Ro Khanna to challenge Mike Honda, using Obama campaign operatives 04/08/2013 South Bend Tribune - Online Text View Clip
Take lead in green energy 04/07/2013 Times - Online, The Text View Clip
Tax preparer fraud can ruin finances 04/07/2013 Waterbury Republican-American - Online Text View Clip
Tax-preparer fraud can ruin finances 04/07/2013 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Online Text View Clip
jurist doctorate degree from Santa Clara University school of 04/06/2013 KLIV-AM (Silicon Valley News) Text
Tax-preparer fraud can ruin finances 04/06/2013 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Text
Tax-preparer fraud can ruin finances 04/06/2013 Valley News Dispatch Text
Doctor Withdraws Lawsuit About Google's Autocomplete Suggestions 04/05/2013 MediaPost.com Text View Clip
Governor Brown Announces Appointments 04/05/2013 Imperial Valley News Text View Clip
Pressured by China, Apple Apologizes for Warranty Policies 04/05/2013 New York Times - Online, The Text View Clip
Women of Influence: Colleen Chien, Santa Clara University 04/05/2013 Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal - Online Text View Clip
Women of Influence: Julie A. Brooks, Conceptus 04/05/2013 Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal - Online Text View Clip
SEC approves companies posting disclosures on Facebook, Twitter 04/04/2013 Seattle Times - Online Text View Clip

Students (1)
Arts groups add extras to build audiences 04/04/2013 Oroville Mercury-Register - Online Text View Clip

University (8)
NBC Bay Area News at 6: David Kessler is spreading his message at Santa Clara University 04/12/2013 NBC Bay Area News at 6 AM - KNTV-TV Text
Leon Panetta, Former U.S. Defense Secretary and CIA Director, to Speak at Santa Clara University's 162nd Commencement June 15 04/11/2013 Fort Mill Times - Online Text View Clip
Leon Panetta, Former U.S. Defense Secretary and CIA Director, to Speak at Santa Clara University's 162nd Commencement June 15 04/11/2013 Herald - Online, The Text View Clip
the commencement speaker at Santa Clara University in June 04/11/2013 KGO-AM (News Talk AM 810) Text
Jesuits commit to undocumented students 04/10/2013 Connecticut Post - Online Text View Clip
Richard Ryscavage/Michael M. Canaris: Undocumented students and Jesuit colleges 04/10/2013 Providence Journal - Online Text View Clip
Welcome, stranger. 04/07/2013 America: The National Catholic Weekly Text
The big 'O'--Organic and local food comes to Georgetown and D.C. 4 hours ago 04/04/2013 Georgetown Voice - Online Text View Clip

Other (14)
*New Dean at Santa Clara Law 04/19/2013 National Law Journal Text View Clip
BOOK REVIEW 04/13/2013 Los Angeles Times Text
Keeping up with Kevin Starr 04/12/2013 Los Angeles Times - Online Text View Clip
North Korea and American insanity 04/12/2013 Huffington Post, The Text View Clip
Revels With a Cause: listing of fundraising events in Silicon Valley 04/12/2013 San Jose Mercury News - Online Text View Clip
Editor's Notes 04/11/2013 Security Director News - Online Text View Clip
Pizarro: Fairies, magic and fun in San Jose this weekend 04/11/2013 San Jose Mercury News - Online Text View Clip
*12 Strategies to Have More Energy for Your Workout 04/09/2013 AkronNewsNow.com Text View Clip
Women of Influence: Jennifer Sullivan, Morgan Autism Center 04/05/2013 Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal - Online Text View Clip
Women of Influence: Stephanie Bravo, StudentMentor.org 04/05/2013 Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal - Online Text View Clip
A Jesuit's view: Why Pope Francis is different, and why a Jesuit pope is rare 04/04/2013 San Jose Mercury News - Online Text View Clip
Gospel Choir performs for campus and state events 04/04/2013 California Aggie - Online Text View Clip
It's a busy weekend for classical music lovers 04/04/2013 Fresno Bee - Online Text View Clip
Los Gatos Weekend Planner: April 4-7 04/04/2013 Los Gatos Patch Text View Clip


Pizarro: MUJI draws a crowd with downtown San Jose debut | View Clip
04/18/2013
San Jose Mercury News - Online

...Retro Dome may have lost their physical building when they were booted out of the former Century 25 earlier this year, but Scott Guggenheim says they're happy to continue "The Scene," a musical theater summer program for kids in the third grade and beyond, at Santa Clara University. An early registration discount is available until Friday. More information is available at http://thescene.theretrodome.com. CLEANUP FOR EARTHDAY: Earth Day is traditionally celebrated April 22 and Arbor Day is...

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Head of the Class: The Global Social Benefit Incubator Announces 2013 Social Enterprise Recipients, Spotlights Investment-Ready Focus | View Clip
04/04/2013
Optimum Online - Finance

When pressing social problems and innovative entrepreneurs collide, dramatic change in the humanitarian landscape is possible. That's exactly what is happening at Santa Clara University's Center for Science, Technology, and Society (CSTS), which today announces the latest group of 15 social enterprises chosen to receive training through its signature Global Social Benefit Incubator or GSBI™. The newly...

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Senate committee's report on CIA use of torture needs to be released | View Clip
04/18/2013
San Jose Mercury News - Online

...Craig Wiesner of Daly City is a former U.S. Air Force intelligence analyst and co-founder of Reach And Teach, a peace and social justice learning company. The Rev. Diana Gibson of Menlo Park is a Presbyterian minister and lecturer in Religious Studies at Santa Clara University. They are both members of Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice (www.multifaithpeace.org).

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Immigrant story highlighting importance of education focus of book effort | View Clip
04/16/2013
Vallejo Times-Herald - Online

...life of young Francisco and his family as they travel and work through California's migrant camps. Early on, Francisco learns the importance of the library and education in his life, and works hard to further his schooling. With scholarships he attends Santa Clara University where he is a professor today. The book is ideally suited for a broad cross-section of readers, said Joanne Wright, the library's literacy program manager who heads the project,. She said parents and children can...

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Immigrant story highlighting importance of education focus of book effort | View Clip
04/16/2013
Daily Breeze - Online

...life of young Francisco and his family as they travel and work through California's migrant camps. Early on, Francisco learns the importance of the library and education in his life, and works hard to further his schooling. With scholarships he attends Santa Clara University where he is a professor today. The book is ideally suited for a broad cross-section of readers, said Joanne Wright, the library's literacy program manager who heads the project,. She said parents and children can...

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Library grant puts reading into action | View Clip
04/15/2013
Daily Republic - Online

...Francisco Jimenez for this year's program. It is a collection of short stories based on Jimenez's life as a young Hispanic boy growing up as a migrant worker. He learns the importance of the library and education in his life. Jimenez is now a professor at Santa Clara University. Wright said one of the reason's "The Circuit" was chosen was because it is a great book for people who are just learning, or struggling to learn, English. The book is also an eye-opening look at the life of migrant...

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Solano County Library Sponsors Book-To-Action Series: The Circuit | View Clip
04/15/2013
Benicia Patch

...book is a memoir of short stories chronicling the life of young Francisco and his family as they travel and work through California's migrant camps. Early on, he learns the importance of the library and education in his life.  With scholarships he attends Santa Clara University, and he is a professor there today. Jiménez will speak at the Fairfield Civic Center Library in December. “The library is privileged to have Dr. Jimenez come to visit.   His life clearly tells the story of education...

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Library sponsors book-to-action series of events | View Clip
04/14/2013
Reporter - Online, The

...book is a memoir of short stories chronicling the life of young Francisco and his family as they travel and work through California's migrant camps. Early on, he learns the importance of the library and education in his life. With scholarships he attends Santa Clara University, and he is a professor there today. Jiménez will speak at the Fairfield Civic Center Library in December. "The library is privileged to have Dr. Jimenez come to visit. His life clearly tells the story of education...

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Library sponsors book-to-action series of events | View Clip
04/14/2013
Daily Breeze - Online

...book is a memoir of short stories chronicling the life of young Francisco and his family as they travel and work through California's migrant camps. Early on, he learns the importance of the library and education in his life. With scholarships he attends Santa Clara University, and he is a professor there today. Jiménez will speak at the Fairfield Civic Center Library in December. "The library is privileged to have Dr. Jimenez come to visit. His life clearly tells the story of education...

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Wily West and Playwrights' Center of San Francisco present Sheherezade 13 | View Clip
04/11/2013
Examiner.com

...the San Francisco Chronicle has taken note of her "sharp comic writing". Her contribution to the festival, 'After Frank', is directed by Laylah Muran. For a playwright, Bridgette Dutta Portman has the unexpected day job of political science lecturer at Santa Clara University in San Jose. Her plays have been produced in the Bay Area and elsewhere around the country, as far away as Washington, D.C. This is the third time her work has been featured in "Sheherezade". Her play, "Auto-Incorrect",...

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Wear Your Geeky Heart on Your Sleeve, Literally | View Clip
04/10/2013
Scientific American - Online

...you need a sheath dress with this design? Or perhaps a cravat? I had been aware of Spoonflower for a while, but I really got excited about fabric design at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in January. I attended a talk by Frank Farris, a mathematician at Santa Clara University, in which he described how he used Spoonflower to create mathematically sophisticated textiles for a recent art installation. To read more about how Farris uses mathematics to make beautiful, “impossible” designs, check...

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Books: A chat with novelist Ron Hansen, Evil Companions award winner | View Clip
04/07/2013
Denver Post - Online, The

...contemporary fiction: "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford." Hansen is this year's recipient of the Evil Companions Award. It honors a writer who hails from the West or writes about it — Hansen is an Omaha native who teaches literature at Santa Clara University in California — and the event is a fundraiser for the Denver Public Library. Previous recipients include Tom McGuane, Richard Ford, Annie Proulx, Jim Harrison and Colorado's own Kent Haruf, who attended the Iowa Writer's...

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Honoree talks about faith, place and the writing life
04/06/2013
Denver Post, The

Author Ron Hansen has earned numerous honors in his four decades as a novelist, essayist and short-story writer, including the status of creating one of the longer and more intriguing titles in contemporary fiction: "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford."

Hansen is this year's recipient of the Evil Companions Award. It honors a writer who hails from the West or writes about it -- Hansen is an Omaha native who teaches literature at Santa Clara University in California -- and the event is a fundraiser for the Denver Public Library.

Previous recipients include Tom McGuane, Richard Ford, Annie Proulx, Jim Harrison and Colorado's own Kent Haruf, who attended the Iowa Writer's Workshop with Hansen.

Hansen's work rolls between serious and humorous, the sacred and profane. (A man with an easy laugh, Hansen, 65, is also a deacon in the Catholic church.) He lives in California with his wife, novelist Bo Caldwell, who is the first reader on his books, including the novels "Hitler's Niece," "Atticus" and "Mariette in Ecstasy."

Question: As a writer, what's your earliest memory of "Hey, this is something I might want to pursue?"

Answer: My first memory of doing something like writing was in a Christmas pageant narrating the Gospel. All those people paying attention and the power of language. By grade school I was writing stuff for myself and it grew into a greater fascination in high school and college.

Q:Has your time in the West influenced your work in any particular way?

A: Growing up in Omaha, and having Colorado relatives in Holyoke and Wray, I got a sense of the past being much more immediate than in some other places, and the idea of being out there on the prairie alone against the elements.

Q: What are you working on now?

A: I'm about to begin a novel based on the life of my mother, who died in August at age 100. She lived in a lot of different places growing up: farms, orphanages and at a school for the deaf where my grandmother was a housekeeper. They had a peripatetic existence.

Q: You're a practicing Catholic. How has your faith informed your work?

A: It makes you think about deeper things, gives you an eye for what's everlasting. Confession is about what I've done to myself or to others, whereas going to a psychiatrist is about what others have done to me. It helps you analyze right and wrong. And it gives you a sense of narrative through the Bible.

Q: Do you think teaching writing makes you a better writer?

A: When you help someone else write better you're helping yourself. And it's a way of getting out of the house. It's easier for me as I get older and my students become more like my children and grandchildren. It's a joy to me to pass along tricks of the trade.

Q: What was your experience in the movie treatment of "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"?

A: I was intimately involved in the making of the film. (A 2007 release starring Brad Pitt.) I didn't write the screenplay but contributed new dialogue when they asked for it. I was on the set a couple of times. It was great to meet Brad, Casey Affleck and Sam Rockwell. They were good buddies on the set.

Q: Any advice for aspiring writers, other than to make sure you have a back-up plan?

A: I think it's important to be gainfully employed rather than striking out on your own. Publishing is changing, and I don't think publishing houses will be the gateways in the future. People will be doing it on their own.

William Porter: 303-954-1877, wporter@denverpost.com or twitter.com/williamporterdp

the evil companions award Thursday. Event begins at 6 p.m., ceremony at 7 p.m. Oxford Hotel, 1637 Wazee St. Benefits the Denver Public Library. Tickets for adults start at $70. dplfriends.org or call 720-865-2050

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An Explosion of Nouns
04/05/2013
New York Times, The

To the Editor:

As to this matter of noun clustering discussed by Henry Hitchings ("Those Irritating Verbs-as-Nouns," Sunday Review, March 31), we'll take it up at the Thursday English composition remediation pedagogy administration oversight board committee orientation round-table evening discussion meeting.

JEFF ZORN
San Francisco, March 31, 2013

The writer is a senior lecturer in English at Santa Clara University.

Copyright (c) 2013 The New York Times Company

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How to Make Impossible Wallpaper | View Clip
03/08/2013
Scientific American - Online

At first glance, designing wallpaper can seem as simple as a kindergarten art project. Designers can start with any combination of colors and forms for the first small patch, and then just replicate it again and again in two independent directions. Depending on the patterns in the original patch, and the choice of the two directions, additional symmetries may emerge — for example, the six-fold rotational symmetries of Figure 1, or the reflection symmetries of Figure 2, both created by the mathematician Frank Farris, of Santa Clara University in California.

...patterns in the original patch, and the choice of the two directions, additional symmetries may emerge — for example, the six-fold rotational symmetries of Figure 1, or the reflection symmetries of Figure 2, both created by the mathematician Frank Farris, of Santa Clara University in California. Figure 1. A wallpaper pattern, left, with six-fold rotational symmetry around each of the brown-green rosettes. Figure 2. A wallpaper pattern with reflection symmetries across (unmarked) horizontal...

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Cassidy: Startup Sensity CEO Hugh Martin and programmer Kevin Hester are back together again with an audacious LED plan | View Clip
04/17/2013
San Jose Mercury News - Online

...gene-sequencing company Pacific Biosystems, both of which Martin took public as CEO. Sure, they took some breaks. ("I work for other CEOs sometimes," Hester says.) Every bromance needs a break. But time and again, Martin and Hester ended up working together. Santa Clara University psychology professor Jerrold Shapiro, who's also a practicing psychologist, says he's familiar with the pattern and has seen it in clients over the years. There are practical business considerations involved, he says:...

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Cassidy: Startup Sensity CEO Hugh Martin and programmer Kevin Hester are back together again with an audacious LED plan | View Clip
04/17/2013
Contra Costa Times - Online

...gene-sequencing company Pacific Biosystems, both of which Martin took public as CEO. Sure, they took some breaks. ("I work for other CEOs sometimes," Hester says.) Every bromance needs a break. But time and again, Martin and Hester ended up working together. Santa Clara University psychology professor Jerrold Shapiro, who's also a practicing psychologist, says he's familiar with the pattern and has seen it in clients over the years. There are practical business considerations involved, he says:...

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Cassidy: Startup Sensity CEO Hugh Martin and programmer Kevin Hester are back together again with an audacious LED plan | View Clip
04/17/2013
Santa Cruz Sentinel - Online

...gene-sequencing company Pacific Biosystems, both of which Martin took public as CEO. Sure, they took some breaks. ("I work for other CEOs sometimes," Hester says.) Every bromance needs a break. But time and again, Martin and Hester ended up working together. Santa Clara University psychology professor Jerrold Shapiro, who's also a practicing psychologist, says he's familiar with the pattern and has seen it in clients over the years. There are practical business considerations involved, he says:...

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Cassidy: Startup Sensity CEO Hugh Martin and programmer Kevin Hester are back together again with an audacious LED plan | View Clip
04/17/2013
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin - Online

...gene-sequencing company Pacific Biosystems, both of which Martin took public as CEO. Sure, they took some breaks. ("I work for other CEOs sometimes," Hester says.) Every bromance needs a break. But time and again, Martin and Hester ended up working together. Santa Clara University psychology professor Jerrold Shapiro, who's also a practicing psychologist, says he's familiar with the pattern and has seen it in clients over the years. There are practical business considerations involved, he says:...

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Cassidy: Start-up Sensity CEO Hugh Martin and programmer Kevin Hester are back together again with an audacious LED plan | View Clip
04/17/2013
InsideBayArea.com

...gene-sequencing company Pacific Biosystems, both of which Martin took public as CEO. Sure, they took some breaks. ("I work for other CEOs sometimes," Hester says.) Every bromance needs a break. But time and again, Martin and Hester ended up working together. Santa Clara University psychology professor Jerrold Shapiro, who's also a practicing psychologist, says he's familiar with the pattern and has seen it in clients over the years. There are practical business considerations involved, he says:...

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Meditation can bring health benefits | View Clip
04/14/2013
Boston Globe - Online

..."What we find is when people tune into [what they eat] is that they don't tend to overeat, they do tend to lose weight." Another advantage to meditation: It can be started at any age, said Shauna Shapiro, associate professor of counseling psychology at Santa Clara University. Shapiro said she taught her grandfather to meditate at age 80, when the pain from his arthritis had became unbearable. "I remember one day he said to me, [meditation] hasn't changed the level of pain I experience,...

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BESTING STRESS
04/13/2013
Boston Globe

Feet flat on the floor, straighten your back and breathe deeply. Don't think about the things you have to do; just tune in to how it feels to inhale and exhale.

This is called mindfulness meditation, and learning to quiet the mind and get rid of negative thoughts can reduce stress and improve your health.

While forms of mediation have been in use for more than 2,500 years as part of Buddhism and other practices, over the past decade scientists have increasingly studied mindfulness and confirmed some of its benefits. For example, research suggests that meditation learned during an eight-week training can reduce depression, loneliness, and inflammation, and possibly preserve function in the aging brain.

A longer, more intensive course - three months - produced results that suggested mediation reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol, and might even trigger biological changes that help people live longer.

"When people used to say this stress is killing me, now we know it does," said Saki Santorelli, executive director of UMass Medical School's Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society.

Serious research on meditation has been underway for only a little more than a decade. In 2000, there were 70 studies published in peer-reviewed journals using the terms mindfulness, yoga, or meditation; in 2011 there were 560, said David Vago, an associate psychologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital and instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

While meditation improves well-being and even may reduce illness, Vago said much is still not clear: who benefits and who doesn't, which types work better, and how much is necessary.

A typical mindfulness class for stress reduction lasts about 26 hours over eight weeks, not including homework and practice.

"Even eight weeks of practice on its own can help us become more familiar with how we perceive and evaluate the world," Vago said.

The longer people practice meditation the better they become at turning off negative self-talk, said Vago, who presented research data on the subject in early April.

When we let our minds wander, he said, they usually go somewhere gloomy - the extra pounds we want to lose, the fight we regret having, a work deadline. Those negative thoughts add stress and drag us down, contributing to ill health. Redirecting those thoughts and stopping negative self-talk can help people feel better, Vago said.

Part of what people need to learn is that the stories we tell ourselves are just our opinions, not objective truth, said Clifford Saron, associate research scientist at the University of California, Davis Center for Mind and Brain.

"Your self-talk is an op-ed piece," said Saron, leader of the Shamatha Project, which led studies of long-term meditators.

Understanding those opinions will help people feel better. "The great majority of individuals, if they do not have trauma in their background, will find a felt-shift with a sense of self-nourishment and calm and replenishment," Saron said, "if they spend some time in calm, focused attention following any number of different techniques," such as meditation.

By middle age, some acquired habits are no longer constructive. Santorelli, of UMass, likes to tell the story about a 40-something patient who was stronger and faster than the 70-year-old he regularly played in handball. But the younger man always lost.

"While he's capable of hitting the ball harder, running farther, probably having more short-term stamina, he's not using all of his resources well. He's relying on a way of approaching that doesn't work for him," Santorelli said. "What does this [older] guy do? He has finesse."

Practicing mindfulness meditation, Santorelli said, can teach people to eliminate habits that are dragging them down and make choices that will allow them to become more physically, emotionally, and mentally flexible.

Mindful eating, another form of mindfulness, has also taught some people to eat less and even helped some realize they don't like certain foods that they thought they had enjoyed.

"Our taste buds actually get tired rather quickly," said Jean Kristeller, an emeritus professor of psychology at Indiana State University. "The mindfulness can help people undo habits that have been there for decades."

Society tends to send the message that certain foods are bad, and that we shouldn't eat for comfort, but Kristeller disagrees.

"We really emphasize that eating food for a small amount of comfort is normal and natural," said Kristeller who is scheduled to teach her method at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge in June. "What we find is when people tune into [what they eat] is that they don't tend to overeat, they do tend to lose weight."

Another advantage to meditation: It can be started at any age, said Shauna Shapiro, associate professor of counseling psychology at Santa Clara University.

Shapiro said she taught her grandfather to meditate at age 80, when the pain from his arthritis had became unbearable. "I remember one day he said to me, [meditation] hasn't changed the level of pain I experience, but my relationship to it is completely transformed and my quality of life is so much better. Now I can live my life fully with my pain.' "

Stress and pain are part of everyone's life, Shapiro said. "But when we resist that pain, or the divorce or the traffic or whatever it is, we suffer."

The goal is not to resign ourselves to these stresses, she said; rather it's to acknowledge and deal with "this is how things are right now. We accept them not because we like them, but because they already are this way," Shapiro said.

Karen Weintraub can be reached at Karen@KarenWeintraub.com.

Copyright © 2013 Globe Newspaper Company

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At DeSaisset, One Exhibition Opens and Two Returns | View Clip
04/07/2013
Examiner.com

On Friday April 12th, the DeSaisset Museum at Santa Clara University will be opening three new exhibitions. The first one comes from Wynn Bullock, and his exhibition Seeking Answers. This is a feature of around fifty black and white photographs, and six color abstractions, each speaking...

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NBC Bay Area News at 6: professor alex field says to have patience in investments
04/17/2013
NBC Bay Area News at 6 AM - KNTV-TV

these days. Shares of the company are now down to levels not seen since 2011. Is it time to panic? >> In my 30 years the warning that apple days are over and numbered have come up four or five times and apple has always rebounded. >> Apple shares have soared and sunk along with the overall market even shaping things up for bay area gold buyers and sellers. He saw his shiny investments tumble hundreds of dollars in a week. >> We are going to give you a total. >> To be honest with you when I saw it I literally had a heart attack. I have been saving gold because I believe in it going back up. For it to go down like the way it did is really, really scary. >> Reporter: for santa clara university professor alex field patience is what we need here. >> I am one of the people who feel you kind of need to look beyond day to day volatility. We are having a bad day today. Who knows what is going to be happening tomorrow. >> Reporter: patience and if you buy stock confidence in your company's long-term prospects. >> While there may be a concern to panic at the moment I think you have to sit back and look at this and say does apple still have great products? Do they still have great earning potential and judge it in that context of where they can still go. >> Reporter: and perhaps if it can still keep shoppers happy. Here is a little perspective. It was a bad day for the markets in general. A rough week for those of you who invest in the stock market. We have seen stocks fall with gold and oil tumbling. We will get an indication of how sales are going next tuesday when the company reports quarterly earnings. More tech companies reporting tonight including ebay. A 14% rise in revenue but investors wanted more. At last check shares down at about 3.5% after hours. >> Thank you.

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New blood making its mark on EDA | View Clip
04/16/2013
EDACafé.com

...Where are you going next? That narrative is the lifeblood of any enterprise and, as such, it should be the driving force behind a company's marketing plan. I guess you could say that I am IPextreme's resident storyteller. Hannah: I had a group project at Santa Clara University in a marketing class where we worked directly with Synopsys. Our class impressed the marketing management at Synopsys so much that they wanted to hire one of us as an intern. I got the internship and then got offered...

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#RapeCulture Fights Stigma of Sexual Assault | View Clip
04/14/2013
KNBC-TV - Online

...people understand sexual assault is clearly happening often, then they work harder to fight this type of crime," Barnes said. Barnes says the Internet offers people an easier way to tackle the tough topic of rape and gives victims a louder voice. At Santa Clara University, social media expert Terri Griffith agrees rapeculture hashtags can be a powerful tool. "I think any time you have that public visibility on a national and global scale you have so much more power than you did in...

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Facebook employees could be getting big tax bill | View Clip
04/13/2013
Chicago Tribune - Online

... But for some unlucky employees, the company's tumbling stock price has created a double hit. A few may not have sold any shares, thinking future increases in value would give them enough money to cover their taxes, according to Robert Hendershott, a Santa Clara University finance professor. The practice worked for shareholders and employees when Google's (GOOG) IPO price of $85 in 2004 went on to double, then double again, Hendershott said. They could sell shares at much higher...

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#RapeCulture Fights Stigma of Sexual Assault | View Clip
04/12/2013
KNTV-TV - Online

...people understand sexual assault is clearly happening often, then they work harder to fight this type of crime," Barnes said. Barnes says the Internet offers people an easier way to tackle the tough topic of rape and gives victims a louder voice. At Santa Clara University, social media expert Terri Griffith agrees rapeculture hashtags can be a powerful tool. "I think any time you have that public visibility on a national and global scale you ahve so much more power than you did in...

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#RapeCulture Fights Stigma of Sexual Assault | NBC Bay Area | View Clip
04/12/2013
NBC Bay Area - Politics

) Email #rapeculture. It's one of the Twitter names that is being used to counteract the way social medica is sometimes being used as a weapon by those l ooking to bully and humilate others. Using Social Media to Break Stigman... Link Embed Email Copy Link to this video Copy Embed this video Replay More videos (3 of 9) « » #rapeculture. It's one of the Twitter names that is being used to counteract the way social media is sometimes being used as a weapon by those looking to bully and humiliate. Here in the United States, studies show one in every four girls will be sexually assaulted by the time she turns 19. Some of those victims come to the YWCA Rape Crisis Center for support. Director Sue Barnes said more and more victims are also turning to the Internet for help. They feel empowered by connecting with other rape survivors. Others are finding comfort in an increasingly popular Twitter hashtags #rapeculture and #endrapeculture which are working to end the stigma often associated with rape. "I do believe social media can lead to constructive change because when people understand sexual assault is clearly happening often, then they work harder to fight this type of crime," Barnes said. Barnes says the Internet offers people an easier way to tackle the tough topic of rape and gives victims a louder voice. At Santa Clara University, social media expert Terri Griffith agrees rapeculture hashtags can be a powerful tool. "I think any time you have that public visibility on a national and global scale you ahve so much more power than you did in the past," Griffith said. She adds that Twitter, Facebook and Internet sites alone are not enough to make sweeping changes, but they can certainly motivate communities to do more to prevent rapes. Posted 4 hours ago

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Facebook employees could be getting big tax bill | View Clip
04/12/2013
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin - Online

... But for some unlucky employees, the company's tumbling stock price has created a double hit. A few may not have sold any shares, thinking future increases in value would give them enough money to cover their taxes, according to Robert Hendershott, a Santa Clara University finance professor. The practice worked for shareholders and employees when Google's (GOOG) IPO price of $85 in 2004 went on to double, then double again, Hendershott said. They could sell shares at much higher...

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Facebook employees could be getting big tax bill after IPO | View Clip
04/12/2013
Times-Standard - Online

...said.   But for some unlucky employees, the company's tumbling stock price has created a double hit.   A few may not have sold any shares, thinking future increases in value would give them enough money to cover their taxes, according to Robert Hendershott, a Santa Clara University finance professor.   The practice worked for shareholders and employees when Google's (GOOG) IPO price of $85 in 2004 went on to double, then double again, Hendershott said. They could sell shares at much higher prices...

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Facebook employees could be getting big tax bill after IPO | View Clip
04/12/2013
Denver Post - Online, The

... But for some unlucky employees, the company's tumbling stock price has created a double hit. A few may not have sold any shares, thinking future increases in value would give them enough money to cover their taxes, according to Robert Hendershott, a Santa Clara University finance professor. The practice worked for shareholders and employees when Google's (GOOG) IPO price of $85 in 2004 went on to double, then double again, Hendershott said. They could sell shares at much higher prices...

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Facebook employees could be getting big tax bill after IPO | View Clip
04/12/2013
Paradise Post - Online

... But for some unlucky employees, the company's tumbling stock price has created a double hit. A few may not have sold any shares, thinking future increases in value would give them enough money to cover their taxes, according to Robert Hendershott, a Santa Clara University finance professor. The practice worked for shareholders and employees when Google's (GOOG) IPO price of $85 in 2004 went on to double, then double again, Hendershott said. They could sell shares at much higher prices...

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Facebook employees could be getting big tax bill after IPO | View Clip
04/12/2013
Reporter - Online, The

...said.   But for some unlucky employees, the company's tumbling stock price has created a double hit.   A few may not have sold any shares, thinking future increases in value would give them enough money to cover their taxes, according to Robert Hendershott, a Santa Clara University finance professor.   The practice worked for shareholders and employees when Google's (GOOG) IPO price of $85 in 2004 went on to double, then double again, Hendershott said. They could sell shares at much higher prices...

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Facebook employees could be getting big tax bill after IPO | View Clip
04/12/2013
Evening Sun - Online, The

... But for some unlucky employees, the company's tumbling stock price has created a double hit. A few may not have sold any shares, thinking future increases in value would give them enough money to cover their taxes, according to Robert Hendershott, a Santa Clara University finance professor. The practice worked for shareholders and employees when Google's (GOOG) IPO price of $85 in 2004 went on to double, then double again, Hendershott said. They could sell shares at much higher prices...

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Facebook employees could be getting big tax bill after IPO | View Clip
04/12/2013
Vallejo Times-Herald - Online

...said.   But for some unlucky employees, the company's tumbling stock price has created a double hit.   A few may not have sold any shares, thinking future increases in value would give them enough money to cover their taxes, according to Robert Hendershott, a Santa Clara University finance professor.   The practice worked for shareholders and employees when Google's (GOOG) IPO price of $85 in 2004 went on to double, then double again, Hendershott said. They could sell shares at much higher prices...

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Facebook employees could be getting big tax bill after IPO | View Clip
04/12/2013
Berkshire Eagle - Online

... But for some unlucky employees, the company's tumbling stock price has created a double hit. A few may not have sold any shares, thinking future increases in value would give them enough money to cover their taxes, according to Robert Hendershott, a Santa Clara University finance professor. The practice worked for shareholders and employees when Google's (GOOG) IPO price of $85 in 2004 went on to double, then double again, Hendershott said. They could sell shares at much higher prices...

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Facebook employees could be getting big tax bill after IPO | View Clip
04/12/2013
Los Angeles Daily News - Online

... But for some unlucky employees, the company's tumbling stock price has created a double hit. A few may not have sold any shares, thinking future increases in value would give them enough money to cover their taxes, according to Robert Hendershott, a Santa Clara University finance professor. The practice worked for shareholders and employees when Google's (GOOG) IPO price of $85 in 2004 went on to double, then double again, Hendershott said. They could sell shares at much higher prices...

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NBC Bay Area News at 5: terry griffith says social media can help fight against sexual assault
04/12/2013
NBC Bay Area News at 5 AM - KNTV-TV

>>> Just into our newsroom, our chief investigator, tony kovaleski, has got a statement from the attorneys of those three boys accused in this case. It says, and we quote, much of what has been reported over the last several days is inaccurate. Most disturbing is the attempt to link audrie's suicide to the specific actions of these three boys. We are hopeful that everyone understands that these boys, none of whom have ever been in trouble with the law, are to be regarded as innocent. Due to the juvenile nature of the proceedings, we believe it inappropriate to comment further at this time. >>> Most parents worry all the time about the potential damage social media can have on their kids but did it really play a role in audrie's tragic death and how much? And could the reverse be true, could it be used to prevent sexual assaults as well. Marianne favro is live at the crisis center to continue our coverage. >> Reporter: well, rape crisis counselors here say one in every four girls in the U.S. will be sexually assaulted before she turns 18, but they also say that they believe social media can play a critical role in changing those numbers. Here at the ywca crisis center, victims meet in this room, one of their first steps on their journey as survivors. But director sue barnes says more and more victims are also turning to the internet for help, connecting with other victims across the nation and world. Others are finding comfort this an increasing popular twitter hash tag, end rape culture, which is working to ending the victim stigma often associated with rape. >> So when there's a dialogue out there that's positive, where people are talking about the different ways that there are support in each and every community for survivors of sexual assault, that gets the word out more and more and helps reduce some of the shame and some of the victimization. >> Reporter: at santa clara university, social media expert terry griffith says while her research has shown while twitter and facebook along will not lead to social change, they can certainly be powerful tools in fighting sexual assault. Investigators also tell us that social media can help them arrest suspects, because often rape suspects brag about their crimes online. Reporting live in san jose, marianne favro, nbc bay area news.

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NBC Bay Area News at 6: social media expert terri griffith agrees the twitter hash tag can be a powerful tool
04/12/2013
NBC Bay Area News at 6 AM - KNTV-TV

>>> Hash tag rape culture is the twitter name being used to counter act why social media is being used as a weapon to bully and humiliate others. Marianne favro joins us from san jose with more on the social media movement to help sexual assault victims. >> Reporter: counselors here at the ywca rape crisis center say social media can be used by suspects to post photos of the crime online but can be used to help prevent sexual assaults by increasing awareness. Here in the U.S. one in every four girls will be sexual assaulted by the time she turns 18. Many of the victims come here to the ywca rape crisis center. More and more victims are turning to the internet for help feeling empowered by the ability to connect with other survivors online. Some are finding comfort in a hash tag end rape culture. >> I do believet that social media can lead to constructive change in the realm of sexual assault. One of the biggest battles right now is education. It's making it clear to every body in every community how rife this kind of crime is. >> Reporter: she says the internet offers people an easier way to tackle the tough topic of rape. At santa clara university social media expert agrees the twitter hash tag can be a powerful tool. >> I think anytime we can get visibility that is certainly national and possibly global that is far more power than we would have had in the past. >> Reporter: she says twitter, facebook and other online sites are not enough to make sweeping changes but they can motivate communities to do more to prevent rape and end the stigma attaches to those who were attacked. If you are a victim of sexual assault you can get help. Call the rape crisis center hotline at 408-287-3000. Counselors will keep your information confidential. Reporting live in san jose, marianne favro, nbc bay area news.

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Facebook employees could be getting big tax bill | View Clip
04/11/2013
San Jose Mercury News - Online

... But for some unlucky employees, the company's tumbling stock price has created a double hit. A few may not have sold any shares, thinking future increases in value would give them enough money to cover their taxes, according to Robert Hendershott, a Santa Clara University finance professor. The practice worked for shareholders and employees when Google's (GOOG) IPO price of $85 in 2004 went on to double, then double again, Hendershott said. They could sell shares at much higher...

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Facebook employees could be getting big tax bill | View Clip
04/11/2013
InsideBayArea.com

... But for some unlucky employees, the company's tumbling stock price has created a double hit. A few may not have sold any shares, thinking future increases in value would give them enough money to cover their taxes, according to Robert Hendershott, a Santa Clara University finance professor. The practice worked for shareholders and employees when Google's (GOOG) IPO price of $85 in 2004 went on to double, then double again, Hendershott said. They could sell shares at much higher...

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Facebook employees could be getting big tax bill | View Clip
04/11/2013
Contra Costa Times - Online

... But for some unlucky employees, the company's tumbling stock price has created a double hit. A few may not have sold any shares, thinking future increases in value would give them enough money to cover their taxes, according to Robert Hendershott, a Santa Clara University finance professor. The practice worked for shareholders and employees when Google's (GOOG) IPO price of $85 in 2004 went on to double, then double again, Hendershott said. They could sell shares at much higher...

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Facebook employees could be getting big tax bill
04/10/2013
Contra Costa Times

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg owes an estimated $1.1 billion in federal and state taxes and, while the amounts won't be as big, it's a safe bet that hundreds if not thousands of his colleagues also face daunting tax bills this year in the wake of the company's IPO.

For some, the pain at tax time shouldn't be too bad if they followed the advice of tax professionals like Stanley Pollock, a CPA with offices in Oakland and San Francisco. He would have told them to begin preparing for Monday's tax deadline by selling at least some of their shares as soon as they vested in order to cover their tax liabilities.

"They're now sitting on fewer shares, but at least they won't go broke," Pollock said.

But for some unlucky employees, the company's tumbling stock price has created a double hit.

A few may not have sold any shares, thinking future increases in value would give them enough money to cover their taxes, according to Robert Hendershott, a Santa Clara University finance professor.

The practice worked for shareholders and employees when Google's ( GOOG) IPO price of $85 in 2004 went on to double, then double again, Hendershott said. They could sell shares at much higher prices than they had paid for them and use that money to pay their taxes.

But Facebook employees who took a similar approach have seen a different outcome. Under the tax code, they have to pay capital gains taxes on the original value of their shares, not the value of where the stock is trading now.

"There would have been a 'gain' but no actual gain and they could end up owing hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes," Hendershott said. "My guess is that most employees who are underwater don't have a tax problem yet until they exercise their options. But anyone who locked in before the price bottomed out put themselves at risk."

It's a lot like being an underwater homeowner, said Hilary Martin, a San Jose financial adviser who specializes in "sudden money clients" who win lotteries or get big inheritances or stock windfalls.

Just like homeowners who get upside-down on a property when they owe more on the mortgage than they can sell their home for, some Facebook shareholders probably found themselves in an unenviable position known as "out of the money" when they locked in to protect themselves against capital gains taxes, only to see share prices plummet, Martin said.

"I guarantee at least somebody (at Facebook) was forced to sell their shares when they were out of the money," she said.

While many publicly traded companies issue employees stock grants or options, Facebook used "restricted stock units" that Pollock said work much like stock options.

Facebook's IPO price of $38 rose no higher than $38.23, then later plummeted to as low as $17.72 a share. It closed Thursday at $28.02, up 1.6 percent.

Only the IRS knows how many Facebook employees, former employees and shareholders will have to pay taxes this year -- and how much -- as a result of Facebook's May 18 IPO.

But in one case, Facebook's chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, offered a hint in an April 3 filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission in which she reported that she reserved 364,689 shares of Facebook class B stock beginning April 1 for tax purposes.

Marin reviewed the filing for this newspaper and said Sandberg used the shares "to show the federal government in good faith that she will pay her tax."

At an April 1 closing price of $25.53, the value of Sandberg's shares at the time was more than $9.3 million.

Zuckerberg is taking a huge hit because, as a company founder, he was able to buy 60 million shares at a cost of only 6 cents a share on the day of the IPO, meaning he netted $2.3 billion that the IRS considers taxable wages, according to an analysis by CNN Money.

Tax problems for newly minted millionaires is an old story in Silicon Valley.

During the tech boom of the late 1990s, "hundreds and hundreds of people owed thousands and millions in taxes when they exercised their shares when the price was high, then the prices fell," Martin said.

Contact Dan Nakaso at 408-271-3648. Follow him at Twitter.com/dannakaso.

Copyright © 2013 Contra Costa Times.

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Promising California Businesses Sought for Santa Clara University Training Program | View Clip
04/06/2013
Press Trust

User login Promising California Businesses Sought for Santa Clara University Training Program Submitted by editor on April 6, 2013 - 16:30 pan>)--More than 35 California-based enterprises will be selected for six months of intensive entrepreneurship trainingledby Santa Clara...

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Former Walmart District Manager Accuses Company of Widespread Inventory Manipulation | View Clip
04/05/2013
Nation - Online, The

...said. “I think there is an unspoken culture at Walmart that a store is allowed to have excessive overages if it makes that store and the company look more profitable.” “This could conceivably be done in some systems,” says Stephen A. Smith, a professor at Santa Clara University and co-editor of the book, Retail Supply Chain Management. “Walmart is famous for having really good information technology systems so that makes it hard to imagine, but maybe someone found a way to do it.” So far,...

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Women of Influence: Colleen Blake, Brocade Communication Systems | View Clip
04/05/2013
Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal - Online

...initiatives for young girls and women, and is responsible for the company's diversity and inclusion strategy, including the expansion of Brocade's Women In Networking (WIN) initiative across the globe. Residence: Los Altos Education: BSC in marketing, Santa Clara University See all 100 Women of Influence here. Boards/volunteer work/other accolades: Silicon Valley Business Journal's 2012 40 Under 40 list; 2012–13 board member, Montclaire Elementary Parent Teacher Organization; Sit...

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Women of Influence: Renu Bhatia, Marvell Semiconductor | View Clip
04/05/2013
Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal - Online

...Sales and Business Development/ Marvell Semiconductor Inc. Bhatia is responsible for developing the semiconductor company's data communications sales strategy. Education: Earned a full scholarship to study engineering at the University of Maryland; MBA, Santa Clara University See all 100 Women of Influence here. Boards/volunteer work/other accolades: Board director of the San Jose Children's Discovery Museum; active member of the San Jose Chamber of Commerce, the Anita Borg Institute...

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EXCLUSIVE: San Jose Casino Regulator Hid Investments with False Filings | View Clip
04/16/2013
San Jose Inside

...against the city that SJPD gambling czar Richard Teng had “sustained and substantial conflicts of interest through his lucrative private consulting business, the details of which he has hidden from public scrutiny, in violation of the city of San Jose's Code of Ethics and the public trust.” The lawsuit over the city's delays in approving M8trix's opening accuses Tang of “a long history of unlawful, harassing, and malicious conduct” that unfairly targeted Garden City and Casino M8trix.Teng, who joined the...

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View on Education: Schools add coping skills to the curriculum | View Clip
04/16/2013
SouthCoastToday.com

...trees in the same neural regions as those of addicts on heroin. One worrisome fallout of lack of self-control is cheating. A 2012 study of 23,000 high school students found that 51 percent admitted to cheating on an exam. Conducted by the Center for Youth Ethics at the Josephson Institute, a nonprofit group that oversees the widely used Character Counts curriculum, the study also found that 20 percent admitted to stealing from stores and 76 percent said they had lied to parents about "something significant."...

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Schools add self-control skills to the curriculum | View Clip
04/15/2013
Bangor Daily News - Online

...trees in the same neural regions as those of addicts on heroin. One worrisome fallout of lack of self-control is cheating. A 2012 study of 23,000 high school students found that 51 percent admitted to cheating on an exam. Conducted by the Center for Youth Ethics at the Josephson Institute, a nonprofit group that oversees the widely used Character Counts curriculum, the study also found that 20 percent admitted to stealing from stores and 76 percent said they had lied to parents about “something significant.”...

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Teaching Control In the Classroom | View Clip
04/15/2013
Valley News - Online

...trees in the same neural regions as those of addicts on heroin. One worrisome fallout of lack of self-control is cheating. A 2012 study of 23,000 high school students found that 51 percent admitted to cheating on an exam. Conducted by the Center for Youth Ethics at the Josephson Institute, a nonprofit group that oversees the widely used Character Counts curriculum, the study also found that 20 percent admitted to stealing from stores and 76 percent said they had lied to parents about “something significant.”...

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One of PB County's top ethics activists may have conflict | View Clip
04/13/2013
Palm Beach Post - Online

Does ethics champ have a conflict? Wife of man who pushed county ethics reform works for an agency that pays him.  Related Jeffrey Langlois Marty Rogol's marketing firm contracts with the Tax Collector's Office where his wife, Karen Clarke,...

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The Education Issue: Believing self-control predicts success, schools teach coping | View Clip
04/11/2013
Achenblog

...trees in the same neural regions as those of addicts on heroin. One worrisome fallout of lack of self-control is cheating. A 2012 study of 23,000 high school students found that 51 percent admitted to cheating on an exam. Conducted by the Center for Youth Ethics at the Josephson Institute, a nonprofit group that oversees the widely used Character Counts curriculum, the study also found that 20 percent admitted to stealing from stores and 76 percent said they had lied to parents about “something significant.”...

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Calvin College: Gaylen Byker's work at investment management firm was not a conflict of interest | View Clip
04/10/2013
MLive.com

...did the foundation invest any of Calvin College's funds (or those of any other client) in shares in IOC (InterOil Corporation). All shares acquired in IOC by the Foundation were acquired with its own capital.” Judy Nadler, a senior follow on government ethics at Santa Clara University, said Byker's presence on the board would not be considered a conflict of interest as long as he recused himself from any decisions that affected the college. “The fact that he served on the board is not...

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Calvin: Ex-chief had no conflict of interest
04/10/2013
Grand Rapids Press

gr-news gr-river mlive-education Calvin College

By Brian McVicar

GRAND RAPIDS -- As Calvin College works to trim $115 million in long-term debt, investments meant to pay down the sum -- but which instead have delivered smaller than expected returns -- have come under scrutiny.

Among them: a group of investments managed by the Fuller Foundation. As of June, the California-based firm held Calvin investments valued at $49.4 million.

While administrators have pointed to investments managed by Fuller as drawing less than desired results in recent years, the foundation has attracted the attention of the Calvin community for another reason. Gaylen Byker, who retired as Calvin's president in June, served on Fuller's board of directors.

Some have questioned if it was a conflict for Byker to serve as Calvin's president while sitting on the board of a foundation that managed a portion of the college's investments.

Current Calvin College President Michael Le Roy said he's heard similar inquiries. But after checking with the foundation, he said he found no evidence a conflict existed.

"He had no role in directing investments at the Fuller Foundation," Le Roy said of Byker. "The administrators of the foundation told me they have no evidence of impropriety, and they don't see any conflict of interest there whatsoever."

Received no compensation

Forms filed with the IRS in 2011 by Fuller list Byker as one of 11 directors on its board. He received no compensation for his work, which amounted to about one hour per week, documents show.

Byker, who became Calvin's ninth president in 1995, declined to comment.

"It is not appropriate for me to comment in a public forum on what are very complex and sensitive issues for the college," he said in a statement. "As would be the case with any former president, however, I am available to the college and its current administration to provide whatever information they may require on these or any other matters."

Long-term debt at Calvin grew to $115 million between 1997 and 2012, as investments meant to pay down the sum generated smaller than expected returns, and the college spent more money than it had on construction projects and real estate, according to a recently released report by the college.

The college pursued a strategy in which it borrowed to finance construction projects. Financial gifts received in capital campaigns were used to fund investments, with the hope the investments would generate returns to pay off the debt while also yielding additional revenue. Administrators said most but not all donors knew the college was pursuing that strategy.

The investments didn't yield high enough returns to make the strategy work, in part, because some investments were used to cover higher than expected construction costs rather than future debt payments.

Hedge funds

Calvin's investments in the Fuller Foundation -- largely classified as alternative investments or hedge funds -- grew in some years but shrank in others.

In 2009, the investments lost $13.5 million, college financial statements show. The next year, they gained $2.2 million, followed by a $4.9 million gain in 2011. In 2012, the investments lost $1.3 million.

A majority of Calvin's investments with Fuller are classified as Level 3 investments, financial statements show. Such investments are difficult to value and sometimes are considered illiquid, meaning they are not able to be quickly sold.

Thomas Harbolt, executive director of the Fuller Foundation, said Byker's position as a director did not present a conflict.

"There's an investment committee here that has ultimate authority for investment decisions, and Mr. Byker has not served on that," he said.

Harbolt also said no client investments were used when the Fuller Foundation in 1995 purchased a stake in an entity -- Asia-Pacific Refinery Investment LP, or APRI LP -- with ownership ties to Byker.

Filings with the IRS show Fuller has a 65 percent ownership stake in APRI LP. APRI LP later was allocated shares in InterOil Corp., which was founded in 1997. Byker is chairman and a board member at InterOil, an energy company whose work primarily focuses on the Southeast Asian nation of Papua New Guinea.

"We make different investments with our own endowment dollars that are completely separate from any kind of client accounts, and that's where the funds did come from that relate to that investment," Harbolt said. "It would have nothing to do with Calvin College."

Westlake Securities, an investment banking and financial advisory services firm that has recommended the purchase of InterOil stock to clients, reached out to InterOil about its relationship with the Fuller Foundation after details of the relationship surfaced.

In a statement to Westlake, InterOil said: "The Fuller Foundation has owned an interest in Asia Pacific Refinery Investment, LP (APRI LP) since 1995, while the refinery was still in Alaska, and therefore an interest in certain founding shares in InterOil Corporation (IOC) which where were allocated to the partnership on Incorporation of IOC in 1997."

It went on to say: "At no time did the foundation invest any of Calvin College's funds (or those of any other client) in shares in IOC (InterOil Corporation). All shares acquired in IOC by the Foundation were acquired with its own capital."

Judy Nadler, a senior follow on government ethics at Santa Clara University, said Byker's presence on the board would not be considered a conflict of interest as long as he recused himself from any decisions that affected the college.

"The fact that he served on the board is not necessarily a problem," she said. "However, it would be of concern if he voted on any proposals that directly benefited the college. That could be certainly seen as a conflict of interest."

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Mt. Diablo school district's top attorney failed to disclose potential conflict | View Clip
04/05/2013
Contra Costa Times - Online

...don't know when the relationship started," Hansen said. "But, any employee who is involved in a personal relationship with a contractor should not be involved in promoting those contracts or in making decisions about those contracts." Although government ethics experts said Rolen's failure to disclose his relationship sooner does not appear to have violated any laws, it raises public perception concerns. "What the public might perceive, though, is that this firm got the contract because of favoritism...

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Mt. Diablo school district's top attorney failed to disclose potential conflict | View Clip
04/04/2013
San Jose Mercury News - Online

...don't know when the relationship started," Hansen said. "But, any employee who is involved in a personal relationship with a contractor should not be involved in promoting those contracts or in making decisions about those contracts." Although government ethics experts said Rolen's failure to disclose his relationship sooner does not appear to have violated any laws, it raises public perception concerns. "What the public might perceive, though, is that this firm got the contract because of favoritism...

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OCRegister: 6 Days Without Afflicting the Comfortable | View Clip
03/19/2013
Liberal Oc, The

...Daly. For clarification, Jordan is one of the “comfortable” that Kushner has vowed to protect in blocking both paid advertising and apparently news coverage from affliction. In the Voice of OC Report (here) Elmahrek quotes Judy Nadler, senior fellow at the Santa Clara University Markkula Center for Applied Ethics: “I have no idea how Orange County operates, but if I were presented with this as a public official, I would not be inclined to accept it as it is. Because its something that frankly...

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ESPN Journalist Tom Farrey To Emcee Sports-Ethics Award Dinner May 1 | View Clip
04/17/2013
Herald - Online, The

Honorees are Jim Thompson and Positive Coaching Alliance. SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Emmy Award-winning sports journalist Tom Farrey will be the master of ceremonies at a May 1 event honoring the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) and its founder and CEO, Jim Thompson. The occasion is Santa Clara...

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ESPN Journalist Tom Farrey To Emcee Sports-Ethics Award Dinner May 1 | View Clip
04/17/2013
Fort Mill Times - Online

Honorees are Jim Thompson and Positive Coaching Alliance. SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Emmy Award-winning sports journalist Tom Farrey will be the master of ceremonies at a May 1 event honoring the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) and its founder and CEO, Jim Thompson. The occasion is Santa Clara...

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Former Apple exec Ron Johnson loses CEO role at J.C. Penney | View Clip
04/09/2013
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin - Online

...my friends shop elsewhere." Johnson was widely praised for his work on Apple's stores, which are beautifully designed showrooms staffed with knowledgeable and well-trained staff, said Dale Achabal executive director of the Retail Management Institute at Santa Clara University. "But people weren't in there looking for bargains," he said. Johnson's old job at Apple is open -- his replacement, John Browett was fired last year. Sozzi said he thinks that Ullman will only serve as an interim...

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Former Apple exec Ron Johnson loses CEO role at J.C. Penney | View Clip
04/08/2013
Santa Cruz Sentinel - Online

...my friends shop elsewhere." Johnson was widely praised for his work on Apple's stores, which are beautifully designed showrooms staffed with knowledgeable and well-trained staff, said Dale Achabal executive director of the Retail Management Institute at Santa Clara University. "But people weren't in there looking for bargains," he said. Johnson's old job at Apple is open -- his replacement, John Browett was fired last year. Sozzi said he thinks that Ullman will only serve as an interim...

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Beyond the Headlines: We're exploring gun violence with Dean Nick Ladany
04/18/2013
KOFY-TV

baggage and letting me '8 >> Cheryl: welcome to "beyond the headlines," I'm cheryl jennings. We're exploring gun violence. Discuss ways you can talk to your children no matter what age about the painful realities about the violence. About six weeks ago 20 children and six adults were fatally shot at a small elementary school. Sandy hook shooting was one of the worst shootings in history. Our reporter filed this report. >> Worried. >> It's the community that is still anxious as their children return to school in newtown, connecticut. Classes were back in session except sachbd did I hook elementary where 20 children and six staff members were murdered on. >> A lot of people don't want to be here. >> To send our children to school, we wanted to see them back. We want them to come back home. We want to hold them and hold them and hug them at the end of the day. >> Meantime, a welcome sign hangs across the street from the shuttered middle school that is being transformed for students. >> I hope they are able to cope with it. I don't know if they already ready to go back to school anytime soon. >> For adults, mass shootings are terrifying. But what about our children? When our kids ask us for answers, what do we tell them? It's a difficult conversation, but children younger than age 7, they don't need to know about it. But 7-12 years old they need to know they are safe and express the right emotions, such as sadness and concern and empathy. It is okay to be worried. For children over 12, engage them and ask them why this happened and what they think is how to progressive it. Joining us in the studio is Dr. Nicholas Ladany, the dean at psychology at santa clara university. Thank you so much for being here. We heard remarks, it can be tough to shield kids from this and they are going to be hearing about it at school. >> I think he is right looking at kids at different ages. I think I like to talk to people about, I use the letters of the words clear to speak about violent acts. "c" is for calming yourself. Any time you hear something like this happening in the news, as adults we begin to panic and feel those feelings of fear and anxiety. We want to make sure we don't expression it with our kids. We want to calm ourself. Second letter is "l" and that listening. I can't stress enough to listen to your children in what they are experiencing and not trying to break in too soon. We have a natural inclination to helpthem feel better. We do need to have time to express themselves. Third letter is the "e" for empathize. You want to look for these reactions, it could be anger, frustration, or it could be no reaction. Sometimes these reactions are delayed. For some kids, reactions are more behavioral rather than emotional. Give them time to express those feelings. Fourth letter is "a" for avoid. Avoid too much exposure. No matter what age group we have to be careful of all the media images we look at around these acts. >> Turn off the tv and talk about other things? >> Right. It makes sense because there is a draw, but you get too much of that you get overexposure. The final thing is recognize these events are rare. That is what the "r" is for. They are very unlikely to happen. We need to keep a perspective so we don't overhype that it is likely to happen to us or others. >> Cheryl: how about the conversation between parents, if a parent is is a gun owner? >> Its tricky conversation.

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Should Gay Conversion Therapy be Legal? | NBC Bay Area | View Clip
04/17/2013
NBC Bay Area - Politics

...so much, he said he picked up his own license six years ago. He is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist based in Encino, a city outside of Los Angeles. His focus is reparative therapy. Pickup said he's seen roughly 300 clients during the last six years with typically the same pattern: a homosexual attraction that stems from childhood trauma, mainly two types. The first is what he said he experienced when he was five-years-old: sexual abuse. The second is the more common cause, according to Pickup, which is a scar left by a bad relationship _ usually with dad. "A severe loss of the father experience in terms of affection, approval, and affirmation," Pickup said. "So within that child usually from the time they're a little boy, they don't get enough affirmation of their male identity. They don't get enough love." After the therapy, Pickup said most clients are free of feelings of guilt and shame, though they may still feel some homosexual desires lingering. "Sometimes homosexual feelings come up," he said, "but like one of my clients said the other day, the whole reparative thing feels a lot better than sex with men." Pickup also argued that this therapy should be available for "ex-gays" _ men and women who may have once dealt with homosexual feelings, desires and attractions, but do not believe they are naturally built that way. He emphasized it's a tool these people should be free to have. Nick Ladany, dean of Santa Clara University School of Education and Psychological Counseling, said there is no doubt in his mind that everything about the therapy is wrong and unethical. "The bottom line is it is a form of shame-based therapy: you are not good enough because you are gay," Ladany said. "I would say that anytime they're doing reparative therapy, it is a form of mental torture. It's a form of hurting someone intentionally because of one's own belief system that who you are is not Ok." Ladany also believes that this therapy is one of the most harmful things someone can undergo. "I would argue that a very subtle form of therapy that leads people to believe they should not be gay is a more insidious kind of approach toward a therapeutic prevention, it can actually do more harm because you don't see it coming." For Drake and Cervantes, it took years to overcome guilt and shame that built inside them. It was a struggle to completely unlock what they had emotionally boxed away for years. Both said they were saved by love. For Drake, it was love and honesty from his daughter, who told him she was a lesbian when he was still in reparative therapy. "That began my journey into my own healing." For Cervantes, it was an email he got from a friend the morning he said he was planning to kill himself in what would appear to be a drunk-driving accident. "The message was about God still loving me,"...

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The Korean Crisis: Just Who is the Mental Case? | View Clip
04/15/2013
CounterPunch - Online

...rattling the cage of the extant mental case which is North Korea. Not to do so rather convincingly demonstrates that the mental case is here not there. Jerry Kroth, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor Emeritus from the graduate division of psychology at Santa Clara University. He may be contacted at his website, collectivepsych.com

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ABC7 News 9:00PM on KOFY: Nick Ladany on south bay sexual assault
04/12/2013
ABC 7 News at 9 PM - KOFY-TV

4+y? >> Good evening. I'm in for dan. For the first time we are hearing from the attorney for the 3 teen boys accused of sexually assaulting south bay girl who then took her own life. It's audrey potment her parents allowed us to share the photo with you. Attorneys for statement. Much of what has the teen sent us this been reported over the last several days is inaccurate. Disturbing is the attempt to link audrey suicide to the specific action office these 3 boys. Statement goes on to say we are hopeful that everyone understands that these boys none of whom have ever been in trouble with the law are to be regarded as innocent. In the mean time audrey friends are wondering why it took so long for authorities to act. David follows up. >> As the shock wears off at saratoga high 3 teenager boys face charges, the legal system is working behind the scenes to move the case from juvenile to adult court. The attorney representing audrey pot parents say the district attorney office is trying to make that happen. >> The way that this crime was orchestrated and the way that it was carried out afterwards came with relatively high degree of sophistication. And it's family belief that these boys should be tried as adults like the boy in ohio were. >>Reporter: if the suspect kept in juvenile court the proceedings will be private and nobody will know the outcome. Assistant deputy district attorney explain that rehab is a key consideration. >> The avenue of rehabilitation to be able to rehabilitate the minor in the practice that we are sometimes when than you put into that the public scrutiny and take away the privacy act, that does detract from the ability to rehabilitate the young person. >> Seven months elapsed from the time audrey was sexually assaulted and the time investigators were able to build the case against the 3 teenagers. While others may have known what happened and who was involved, many may have remained silent. Expert at san jose state who leads a company against siber bullying explain what happened. >> Spiral of soil wlens nobody says anything no one will ever say anything. >> The case make its way through the legal system the parents of pot may file lawsuits against students and parents. Nicholas dean of santa clara university school of education and counseling psychology says suing can have a specific purpose. >> It serves the purpose of parent we need to help our children understand what is appropriate and inappropriate behavior. Both boys and girls. >> 3 teenager boys will remain in custody here at the juvenile facility through the weekend. The family of audrey pot will hold news conference next tuesday in order to under score what they consider the importance of strengthening law against cyberbullying. In san jose, david lieu abc 7 news. >> Expert on cyberbullying professor danielle of the university of maryland says as it becomes easier to post or text or comment on photo, sexual cyberbullying and cyberstalking is more perfect vaivs. More common and more acceptable. Beside audrey there is the case in canada where police today reopen the investigation after teenager hanged herself in another alleged rape bullying case. 17-year-old was photographed while being sexually assaulted then was bullied after the photo passed around on line. Last month in ohio 2 high school football players were convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl. The crime was recorded on cell phone by students and talked about on line. >>Reporter: daily city police hope this video can help them locate a man suspected of molest ago 10-year-old girl. Show a man entering a rock store at the plaza shortly after incident. Man pushed the girl into a bathroom at an office in and medical building abused her. Man described at asian in late teens or early 20's. Witness say he walked with a limp and was wearing an army green nylon jacket. Investigators think he was accompanying an elderly woman for an appointment. >> Developing story in south san jose stand off apparently turned into a search. S.W.A.T. team and U.S. marshals have stepped up the search for parolee at large. We the pictures of rv park on the monterey road where the parolee was holed up. Richard pall apparently ran when he saw U.S. marshals heading his way. Trying to serve a warrant. He is wanted for domestic violence and weapons violation. >> Chevron final report on refinery fire released today. Doesn't offer new insight into exactly why a pipe failed but it does outline some of the changes the company plans to make going forward. Heather has details. >> The fire in august of last year was the result of a hydro-carbon leak from corroded pipe. Though the company new the pipe was coding as long ago as 2002 it do nothing to replace or repair it. Chevron seventh final report to cocoa health services makes a number of recommendation for changes including enhanced inspection. Internal communication review

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HuffPost: U.S. Military 'Provoking North Korea,' a "Rational' Obama Would Stop 'Rattling the Cage' | View Clip
04/12/2013
CNSNews.com - Cybercast News Service

...citizens and blackmailed the world. Now it threatens war on a daily basis, calling nuclear war "unavoidable." It must be the fault of the United States. That unhinged assessment comes directly from Jerry Kroth, Ph.D., an associate professor emeritus from Santa Clara University in California, via The Huffington Post, of course. (Leave it to The Huffington Post to blame America when a loose-cannon dictatorship threatens nuclear fire). Ironically, Kroth works in the Graduate counseling psychology...

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NBC Bay Area News at 11: Dean of school of education speaks about sexual assault
04/12/2013
NBC Bay Area News at 11 PM - KNTV-TV

related to a sexual assault and a suicide. And a smashing end to a smoker's wild ride in the bay area, next . >> Nbc bay area news starts now. >>> Unraveling a troubling story. Tonight new details are emerging and new questions are being raised months after the sexual assault of a teenager. Days after the attack she took her own life and only yesterday did authorities make an arrest. Three 16 year old boys are now facing felony charges. However, we've since learned that not long after the assault, the boys were each cited on a misdemeanor charge of sexual battery and then released. Now we're hearing from their attorneys for the first time. We have team coverage this evening. We begin with chief investigator. >> Reporter: sheriff smith told us her department in fact believes it is missing a key piece of evidence. She describes it as a critical electronic device that has not been turned over. It appears the sheriff's department may have opinion hoping to get pictures relating to the case from that device. Also late this afternoon we received a statement. This statement from attorneys for the three boys accused in the case. It has four simple sentences making a strong point. Quote, much of what has been reported over the last several days is inaccurate. Most disturbing is the attempt to link audrey's suicide is to the actions of these three boys. We are hopeful that everyone understands that these boys, none of whom have ever been in trouble with the law are to be regarded as innocent. Tu to the juvenile nature of the proceedings, we believe it inappropriate to comment further at this time. End quote. And that is a critical point here because when it come does how much of the investigation we can review, that's key. This case is currently not met the state's threshold to charge the teenagers as adults. After seven months of investigating we have confirmed the case is currently in the juvenile court system, because the three accused are under the age of 18. If it stays in the juvenile courts it means any trial will not be own to the public and that also means all records and details of the district attorney's case will not be public. But that does not mean the case will remain permanently in the juvenile system. The santa clara district attorney can ask the judge to move this case to adult court. That decision and that hearing, if it happens, will not be public. So the next major legal move is a decision by the D.A. to possibly ask a judge to move the case to adult court. In the newsroom, nbc bay area news. >> Now the only good the potts family can see from their heart breaking loss right now is the conversation that is happening in homes and hallways. Exactly what they wanted and what a santa clara professor says he has created for schools in a very targeted curriculum. So the question is, why isn't it be being used across the pay area? Nbc continues our coverage. Live from juvenile hall. >> Reporter: and that's a very good question. We talked tonight with a college educator from santa clara university. He's thinking his program could help another tragedy from happening again. He is the dean of a school of education at santa clara university. Five years ago he and his colleagues attlee high university in pennsylvania developed this, a 42 page curriculum on sexual assault for students. >> We're not going to fully prevent sexual assault. But what we can do is if it does occur we can have a system or culture where kids can go to people to get help that they need. >> Reporter: but the curriculum calls for safe zones. >> And it's not just the counselor, the counselor are

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Women of Influence: Mary Beth Riley, Notre Dame High School | View Clip
04/05/2013
Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal - Online

...enrollment. Residence: Santa Clara Education: B.A. French, Regis University; Cours de Civilisation Francaise, Sorbonne, Paris, France; M.A. in teaching, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario Canada; teaching credential, California Clear Single Subject, Santa Clara University. Boards/volunteer work/other accolades: Catholic School Advisory Board — Department of Education, Counseling and Psychology, ... Education

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San Jose: Five apply for Berryessa School Board seat
04/04/2013
Contra Costa Times

SAN JOSE -- Five people have applied to fill a seat on the Berryessa Union School District board.

They are Thelma Boac, a former principal in the East Side Union High School District who ran unsuccessfully in November for a seat on that district's board; David S. Hernandez, executive director of Project Youth Connect and who has run previously for the Berryessa School Board; Carol Percent, a former instructional aide and physical therapist; Rafael Sabic, a bank sales manager; and Michael Schadeck, an adjunct professor in the School of Education and Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University.

The five are seeking to replace David Neighbors, who resigned suddenly last month after 2½ years on the board. He cited job and travel commitments "that make it difficult to serve the district at the level it deserves." His term extends to November 2014.

The remaining four members of the Berryessa board will interview candidates in a public meeting April 23 and make an appointment that evening.

The district serves 7,980 students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade in northeastern San Jose.

Contact Sharon Noguchi at 408-271-3775. Follow her at Twitter.com/NoguchiOnK12.

Copyright © 2013 Contra Costa Times.

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Blach builds killer intern program | View Clip
04/12/2013
Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal - Online

...I sat down for a cup of coffee with Blach this morning and learned about his internship program. The San Jose-native hires up to 25 summer interns yearly from colleges throughout the country, including interns from his business neighbor across the street Santa Clara University. In fact, this summer he is even bringing on one of the professors from SCU who teaches civil engineering. The Ph.D. is going to get on-the-job experience that he will bring back to his classroom in the fall. It's...

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Students Cram More Efficiency Into Home Appliances | View Clip
04/04/2013
EarthTechling.com

...Lab and DOE sector experts selected eight teams following a solicitation at more than 90 universities, reports Energy Manager Today. The eight teams chosen for this year's challenge are from the University of Maryland, Cal Poly Pomona, Tufts, Ohio State, Santa Clara University, the University of Nevada, Stony Brook University, and the University of California, Berkeley. he chosen teams receive up to $20,000 to test and implement their ideas. Team projects include a high performance...

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*Program for the Future: Underwater Technology | View Clip
03/08/2013
Russia-2 TV

Santa Clara University School of Engineering Robotic Systems Laboratory students and their underwater robot, Triton, were featured on the weekly Russian television show "Program for the Future." The show is about modern technology and its impact on society, and this particular episode focused on underwater technology.

The Triton spot was filmed in December when the Moscow-based crew visited the area and filmed students testing Triton in the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute research facility, where Dr. Kitts holds an adjunct research appointment. SCU undergraduate student Chase Traficanti was featured in the video regarding the Triton robot and the role of marine technology in the future. Other SCU students shown included graduate student (and new RSL staff member) Thomas Adamek, Matthew Chin, Cole Prince, and Maryam Gazorpak.

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Ro Khanna kicks off Congressional campaign with 'Rally with Ro' | View Clip
04/18/2013
India Post - Union City Edition - Online

...resident, Ro returned to Fremont after serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce in the Obama Administration. He is currently a Silicon Valley technology lawyer, professor of economics at Stanford University, and professor of law at Santa Clara University. Ro's book on manufacturing, Entrepreneurial Nation: Why Manufacturing is Still Key to America's Future, has won widespread praise for its strategies for keeping the best companies, jobs and opportunities in America.

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Santa Clara law school names new dean | View Clip
04/18/2013
Pasadena Star-News - Online

Santa Clara law school names new dean By Howard Mintz hmintz@mercurynews.com mercurynews.com Posted: 04/18/2013 11:28:13 AM PDT April 18, 2013 6:29 PM GMT Updated: 04/18/2013 11:28:14 AM PDT ...

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Santa Clara law school names new dean | View Clip
04/18/2013
Whittier Daily News - Online

Santa Clara law school names new dean By Howard Mintz hmintz@mercurynews.com mercurynews.com Posted: 04/18/2013 11:28:13 AM PDT April 18, 2013 6:47 PM GMT Updated: 04/18/2013 11:47:20 AM PDT ...

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Santa Clara law school names new dean | View Clip
04/18/2013
San Gabriel Valley Tribune - Online

Santa Clara law school names new dean By Howard Mintz hmintz@mercurynews.com mercurynews.com Posted: 04/18/2013 11:28:13 AM PDT April 18, 2013 6:47 PM GMT Updated: 04/18/2013 11:47:20 AM PDT ...

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Santa Clara law school names new dean | View Clip
04/18/2013
Santa Cruz Sentinel - Online

Lisa Kloppenberg is the new dean of Santa Clara University law school. (Andy Snow/University of Dayton) Santa Clara University law school has tapped Lisa Kloppenberg, former dean of the University of Dayton's law school, as its next dean, Santa Clara school...

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Santa Clara law school names new dean | View Clip
04/18/2013
San Jose Mercury News - Online

Lisa Kloppenberg is the new dean of Santa Clara University law school. (Andy Snow/University of Dayton) Santa Clara University law school has tapped Lisa Kloppenberg, former dean of the University of Dayton's law school, as its next dean, Santa Clara school...

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Santa Clara law school names new dean | View Clip
04/18/2013
Contra Costa Times - Online

Santa Clara University law school has tapped Lisa Kloppenberg, former dean of the University of Dayton's law school, as its next dean, Santa Clara school officials announced Thursday. Kloppenberg, 51, will take over on July 1, replacing...

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WIPIP 2014 at Santa Clara University | View Clip
04/18/2013
madisonian.net

The High Tech Law Institute is pleased to host the 11th annual Works-in-Progress Intellectual Property (WIPIP) Colloquium, February 7-8, 2014, at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California. We will circulate an official call for papers/participation in late summer, but for now, please reserve the dates on your calendar. In addition to paper workshopping, you won't want to miss the social programs scheduled for the morning of February 7, the evening of February 7 and the evening of February 8. Plan your travel accordingly! We have a placeholder page for the conference at http://www.wipip.org, and you can find the official WIPIP page at http://www.wipip.info. We look forward to seeing you in Santa Clara in February!

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administration appealed the ruling Santa Clara University law professor
04/17/2013
KPCC-FM (89.3 KPCC)

he reported he did . as unstoppable as they reproduce every few days because they're covered that Ms. Elizabeth Shogren NPR news in a him as a nine . three and recently and asked the Glenda state appeals court heard arguments yesterday on whether California's method of execution is unconstitutional two years ago Judge Marin County stop all executions in prison officials failed to comply with administrative rules the revised states redraw the injection procedure Governor Jerry Brown's administration appealed the ruling Santa Clara University law professor Alan Kreuzberg explains what is at stake are you arguing that are really at . secret they did not follow the procedure that require certain things to the public they did not respond to the comments that were made and the attorney general's office is arguing on the one hand we don't have to follow the administrative procedure that in the present and the deleted file that Billy did just fine as it is to let his date to mark the day this year exploring the relationship between the environment religion with people from different traditions to talk about how their faith shapes their attitude towards the natural world : the series gun in the garden inspired by a quote from George Bernard Shaw today Katie cc Molly Peterson visits with father Christian ponder a priest at Saint Simon and Jude Catholic Church in Huntington Beach even a priest was once a boy in nineteen twenties and thirties Los Angeles crashing waves called Christian monitor to the beach to body surf with his buddies are still remember the day I got my first way is by the surgery footwear and a rumble . as to the Drive said that it was such a thrill for you every day and that even if

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Lawmakers question patent complaint process at USITC | View Clip
04/17/2013
PC Advisor

...infringers by barring their products from import into the U.S., Coble said. More than 90 percent of patent infringement cases at the USITC in 2012 had a corresponding court case elsewhere, added Colleen Chien, an intellectual property law professor at the Santa Clara University School of Law. "The freedom of PAEs to litigate has created serious issues for the patent system," she said. "Scads of entities that have nothing to do with the patent system -- retailers, bakeries, funeral homes,...

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Local judge honored | View Clip
04/17/2013
Los Altos Town Crier - Online

...probation department in 1999. He was previously honored with a United Nations Public Service Award in 2008 for his work. “(The Angel Award) was a wonderful surprise,” said Hyman, who began his career as a police officer and taught Domestic Violence Law at the Santa Clara University School of Law for 21 years. Margaret Petros, a 15-year Los Altos resident who served with Hyman as a commissioner on the council, nominated him for the award, noting the “many years he dedicated to serving families...

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Santa Clara law school names new dean
04/17/2013
Contra Costa Times

Santa Clara University law school has tapped Lisa Kloppenberg, former dean of the University of Dayton's law school, as its next dean, Santa Clara school officials announced Thursday.

Kloppenberg, 51, will take over on July 1, replacing Don Polden, who decided in October to step down as dean this year to take a sabbatical. Santa Clara leaders praised Kloppenberg for boosting the Dayton law school's visibility in her tenure there, including establishing the nation's first fast-track, five-semester law degree.

Dennis Jacobs, Santa Clara's provost, said Kloppenberg is the right choice for the well-regarded law school, saying "she forges innovative approaches to legal education." Michael Engh, Santa Clara's president, called her a "wonderful fit" for the law school.

In a statement, Kloppenberg said she was "incredibly excited" to lead the law school, citing its "justice-centered values" and "deep connections with Silicon Valley." The Jesuit school has a number of notable programs, including clinics focused on high-tech law and an innocence project that has helped free a number of California inmates from prison.

Kloppenberg spent 10 years as Dayton's law school dean, the first female law school dean in Ohio, stepping aside in 2011. She previously was a professor at the University of Oregon, and worked in a law firm in Washington, D.C. Kloppenberg also was a law clerk for 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Dorothy Nelson.

She is considered an expert in mediation and law school reforms and will be appointed to a five-year term at Santa Clara.

Kloppenberg will relocate to the Bay Area with her husband, Mark Zunich, a lawyer and East Bay native, and their three children.

Howard Mintz covers legal affairs. Contact him at 408-286-0236 or follow him at Twitter.com/hmintz.

Copyright © 2013 Contra Costa Times.

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U.S. congressional panel split on impact of non-practicing entities | View Clip
04/17/2013
Reuters - Online

...prohibiting product importation. For that reason, ITC commissioners should hold hearings early in a proceeding to determine if an exclusion order was necessary to prevent harm, or instead was simply being used as a bargaining tool to settle, Binns said. Santa Clara University School of Law School professor Colleen Chien, who also testified at the hearing, agreed that the trade panel should routinely hold early investigations into the purpose of the ITC proceeding, as well as into whether...

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Death penalty up for legal review today in California | View Clip
04/16/2013
KPCC-FM - Online

...seven years since anyone was executed in California, but today in Northern California, an appeals court will hear arguments from the state about the death penalty. At issue is California's method of execution, said Ellen Kreitzberg, a professor of law at Santa Clara University. "There are several challenges to the death penalty, but the one they're hearing today deals with the state's procedures—or more accurately—their failure to follow procedures in writing the specific regulations in...

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Google in peace deal with Brussels | View Clip
04/16/2013
China Securities Journal Net

...that allows Google to entrench its dominance.   Once formally agreed, Google will also avoid both a hefty antitrust fine and the kind of transatlantic regulatory assault that hobbled Microsoft for almost a decade.   Eric Goldman, professor at Santa Clara University School of Law in California, said a settlement on those terms would be "an emphatic rejection of most of the gripes lobbed against Google. That would be an impressive win" for the company.   He added: "It's probably...

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Helping Locals and Law Students? New Clinic Sounds Like a Winner | View Clip
04/16/2013
FindLaw: Legal News and Commentary

...legal industry. After all, even the risk takers of the world need legal representation. That's why it's refreshing to see another law school training its students to respond to that demand for attorneys who can assist entrepreneurs. This month, the Santa Clara University School of Law announced that it's launching the new Entrepreneur's Law Clinic, which will begin serving clients this summer. Laura Lee Norris, an alumna with extensive experience in start-up companies, has been named...

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Lawmakers question patent complaint process at USITC | View Clip
04/16/2013
Computerworld - Online

...infringers by barring their products from import into the U.S., Coble said. More than 90 percent of patent infringement cases at the USITC in 2012 had a corresponding court case elsewhere, added Colleen Chien, an intellectual property law professor at the Santa Clara University School of Law. "The freedom of PAEs to litigate has created serious issues for the patent system," she said. "Scads of entities that have nothing to do with the patent system -- retailers, bakeries, funeral homes,...

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Lawmakers question patent complaint process at USITC | View Clip
04/16/2013
PC World - Online

...infringers by barring their products from import into the U.S., Coble said. More than 90 percent of patent infringement cases at the USITC in 2012 had a corresponding court case elsewhere, added Colleen Chien, an intellectual property law professor at the Santa Clara University School of Law. "The freedom of PAEs to litigate has created serious issues for the patent system," she said. "Scads of entities that have nothing to do with the patent system -- retailers, bakeries, funeral homes,...

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Northern California Innocence Project Wins Release for Innocent Man Wrongly Convicted of Arson and Triple Murder Based o | View Clip
04/16/2013
News Blaze

... Press Release Northern California Innocence Project Wins Release for Innocent Man Wrongly Convicted of Arson and Triple Murder Based on Faulty Fire Science SANTA CLARA, Calif. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - The Northern California Innocence Project (NCIP) at Santa Clara University School of Law and Orrick, Herrington, & Sutcliffe, LLP announced that on April 12, a California federal district court judge overturned the wrongful conviction of George Souliotes for arson...

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Northern California Innocence Project Wins Release for Innocent Man Wrongly Convicted of Arson and Triple Murder Based on Faulty Fire Science | View Clip
04/16/2013
Herald - Online, The

Federal Court Judge Orders George Souliotes Be Released After 16 Years in Prison SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The Northern California Innocence Project (NCIP) at Santa Clara University School of Law and Orrick, Herrington, & Sutcliffe, LLP announced that on April 12, a California federal district court judge overturned...

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DMCA As Censorship: Chilling Effects On Research | View Clip
04/15/2013
Techdirt

...surprise, seeing as Felten himself was famously threatened by the recording industry for his research (at their request in the form of a "contest") to hack their DRM. In the article, Felten relates -- as he did a few weeks ago at a conference about the DMCA at Santa Clara University -- that students in his own lab had discovered the infamous Sony Rootkit before it was revealed to the public back in 2005. But, rather than do something about it, the chilling effects set in: We were worried about the...

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Doctor Withdraws Lawsuit About Google's Autocomplete Suggestions | View Clip
04/15/2013
MediaPost.com

...law applied to Google's search results in that case. Among other reasons, the appeals court ruled that any association between the word “Levitra” and Stayart's name was newsworthy given that she previously sued Yahoo for connecting her name to the drug. Santa Clara University law professor Eric Goldman says Hingston's case was “never meritorious,” for several reasons. Among others, Hingston's argument relies on unsupported assumptions about the conclusions consumers reach from Google's suggested...

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Google in peace deal with Brussels | View Clip
04/15/2013
CNN.com

...settlement that allows Google to entrench its dominance. Once formally agreed, Google will also avoid both a hefty antitrust fine and the kind of transatlantic regulatory assault that hobbled Microsoft for almost a decade. Eric Goldman, professor at Santa Clara University School of Law in California, said a settlement on those terms would be "an emphatic rejection of most of the gripes lobbed against Google. That would be an impressive win" for the company. He added: "It's probably...

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Saratoga historian, famed Mercury News copy editor Willys Peck dies at 89
04/15/2013
Contra Costa Times

SARATOGA -- Willys Peck, the grand impresario of Saratoga history and a claimant to the title of the wittiest valley headline writer, died Tuesday afternoon at his beloved Saratoga home. He was 89, and was looking forward to "Jeopardy," his favorite program.

By turns historian, lawyer, newspaperman, train buff and playwright, Peck came as close to being a Renaissance man as Silicon Valley allowed. His roots were deep in his hometown of Saratoga, where he lived with his wife, Betty, on an acre and a quarter.

The veteran newspaperman had largely been confined to a hospital bed at home and in nursing facilities after suffering a compound fracture in November. His family said he lost consciousness and died shortly after 4 p.m.

"He was the most perfect man and the most perfect husband and had such a rich, wonderful life," said Betty Peck. "He was ready to walk through the Pearly Gates."

Peck acted the lead, or sometimes the comic foil, in a lifetime play of his own design. Well into his 80s, he habitually wore the green visor of a veteran newspaper copy editor. His instinct for the gently satirical pun was unmatched.

A master at work

"When you watched Willys craft headlines, you knew you were watching the master at work," said Linda Zavoral, a Mercury News editor who was Peck's copy desk supervisor until he retired from full-time work in 1989.

"He would call up a story in the computer directory, then lean back in his chair -- green eyeshade on, always -- and puff slowly on his pipe, pondering the options. A literary reference, perhaps? A pun? Something alliterative?"

The pipe became such a part of Peck's method that when the Mercury News moved to ban smoking in the newsroom, a number of his fellow copy editors worried it would impair Peck's ingenuity. It did not.

Peck wrote the single best one-two headline punch in the history of the newspaper when the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors attempted to name the county's new light rail system "SC2AT," for Santa Clara County Area Transit.

When the newspaper ran a story saying that "scat" was another name for animal dung, Peck's headline read, "Dung, dung, dung, Goes the Trolley."

Then, after the board decided to abandon a name and simply call it "light rail," Peck followed with an equally witty second headline: "No Streetcar Name Desired."

Willys Peck was born in August 1923 in Oakland, the son of Llewellyn Peck, a printer and owner of the Saratoga Star, and his wife, Lida.

Journalistic career

From early on, Willys Peck was marinated in the craft of journalism. After serving in the Army during World War II, where he helped liberate the Dachau concentration camp, he graduated with a degree in journalism from UC Berkeley.

He quickly got a job as a stringer with the San Jose Mercury-Herald, covering West Valley towns. It was as a newspaperman that he met his wife, Betty, a third-grade Los Gatos teacher who told him that he needed to have a house before she'd marry him.

Acting on a tip from his aunt, Peck spent $11,000 in 1950 on the Craftsman home on Saratoga Avenue that the family occupied for six decades. He converted the backyard into a kind of festival, with a stage and half-scale model of the C.P. Huntington, an early California steam engine.

The stage let him put on his own plays, including a piece he wrote in the 1950s, "How Subdivided is My Valley." He also enlisted his fellow journalists to act in a full-scale presentation of "Romeo and Juliet," even building a balcony.

In 1962, Peck obtained a law degree from the Santa Clara University Law School, and he eventually ran a single-man civil practice from his home. But he returned to his first love -- journalism -- continuing to work night shifts until he retired.

Peck and his wife were named Saratoga Citizens of the Year in 1985. And for many years he was the president of the Saratoga Historical Society. He was also a Shakespeare scholar and had amassed a collection of the first 50 years of Punch, the British humor magazine.

Peck is survived by his wife; his son, Bill, of Santa Clara; his daughter, Anna, of Saratoga; and two grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Staff writer Tracy Seipel contributed to this report.

Copyright © 2013 Contra Costa Times.

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law students soon will be able to help Silicon Valley startups
04/14/2013
KCBS-AM (740 AM)

Albert standard died last Tuesday at the age of seventy nine Stephen Stan was seven years old when he was kidnapped from his home in nineteen seventy two several years later he escape from his kidnapper Kenneth Parnell and let another young captain to safety as well he died years later in a motorcycle accident Stephen's brother Carey is well known as well for killing a woman and two teenage girls in Yosemite national Park back in nineteen ninety nine he is currently awaiting execution of San Quentin prison the elder stainer survived by his wife Kay Santa Clara University law students soon will be able to help Silicon Valley startups that may need some link : I get more night of a CBS reporter Melissa call Rossi clinic at the Santa Clara University school of Law will open this summer and once it dies again entered year-long . we have an opportunity to work in an environment did not let her firm little daily provide legal advice under my direction to start up entrepreneurs at Floyd Norris director of the new entrepreneurs law program at Santa Clara University is that this is all will benefit from the clinic advocacy experience gap left by decreasing availability of summer internships getting today at Main . deal that entered clinical . that within the logical only the more desirable job market anatomy that is the clinical charts have not yet been stat . North as the legal counsel should be available either for free or at a highly reduced rate is the call Ross K CBI CBS missed on two thirty four and likely death that Leon and his family for a flight if you really think many desktop practices are pricing to our media back here hiding radio and dance improperly very excited to see since I always have great emotions and

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Santa Clara University law students soon will be able to help Silicon Valley startups
04/14/2013
KCBS-AM (740 AM)

suspected human trafficking cases Rebecca core outpacing the Santa Clara University law students soon will be able to help Silicon Valley startups with the legal advice to severe it is Melissa call Roth as more universities moved entrepreneurial law clinic clinic at the Santa Clara University school of Law will open this summer and one said that I entered Nirvana . we'll have an opportunity to work in an environment a lot like working in a firm . do you provide legal advice under my direction to start up an entrepreneur at loyalist director of the new entrepreneur's law program at St. Clair University is that the students also will benefit from the clinic Attica film experience [ decreasing availability of summer internships getting student at Wayne . deal that included clinical . that within the encore will make a more desirable jobs are definitely at least the clinical charge had not yet been stat . North that the legal counsel should be available either for free or at a highly reduced rate is a call Ross K PDF CDF eight twenty three problem with brown foci . laser flocks in the back of his scandalous fondle likely CBS reporters over at the far left and far right frame . through him I thought this guy you are only on only seven forty five FM one oh six nine three CBS and their love bill is also told him all to do with you and see for yourself story with a rough but do you have trouble skin acne and how about a deep cleansing brush for free just for driving proactive see what America's number one acne treatment system can do for you and get a free draft for a little deals visit offers that CBS will hold off on your city your deals in

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Abusive Patent Litigation: The Issues Impacting American Competitiveness and Job Creation at the International Trade Commission and Beyond | View Clip
04/13/2013
House Judiciary Committee - Online

...Chief Intellectual Property Counsel 3M Innovative Properties Company Mr. Jonathan W. Dudas Former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Professor Colleen V. Chien Santa Clara University School of Law Mr. Russell W. Binns, Jr. Associate General Counsel, IP Law & Litigation Avaya, Inc. Ms. Deanna Tanner Okun Former Chairman, International Trade Commission Partner, Adduci, Mastriani &...

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Hearing: Abusive Patent Litigation: The Issues Impacting American Competitiveness and Job Creation at the International Trade Commission and Beyond | View Clip
04/13/2013
House Judiciary Committee - Online

...3M Innovative Properties Company Mr. Jonathan W. Dudas Former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Professor Colleen V. Chien Santa Clara University School of Law Mr. Russell W. Binns, Jr. Associate General Counsel, IP Law & Litigation Avaya, Inc. Ms. Deanna Tanner Okun Former Chairman, International Trade...

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Google critics worried about EU probe | View Clip
04/11/2013
MarketWatch

...These questions became more prominent recently when Almunia suggested that a settlement with Google won't be reached until after August. The talks with the company have been going on since last Spring. “I think many of are wondering what's taking so long,” Santa Clara University law professor Eric Goldman told MarketWatch. “Is it taking so long because things are moving slowly or because there's a bunch of work taking place under the hood that could have pretty dramatic effect?” Gary Reback,...

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Veteran of force named Fremont's new police chief | View Clip
04/11/2013
San Jose Mercury News - Online

...Lucero added. "I am extraordinarily grateful for this opportunity." Chief Lucero is a graduate of POST Command College, Class 40, and a lifetime member of the California Narcotic Officers' Association. He is a graduate of San Jose State University and Santa Clara University School of Law. He received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in the study of local government law and is a member of the State Bar of California. He is a volunteer with Officers Give Hope, a law enforcement-oriented...

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Governor Appoints David Pating, Emiko Burchill to State Posts | View Clip
04/10/2013
Rafu Shimpo - Online

...House, which helps victims of domestic violence in the Central Valley's Asian Pacific Islander community, from 2010 to 2011 and an attorney at the Law Offices of McDowall Cotter in San Mateo from 2007 to 2009. She earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $79,260. Burchill is a Democrat.

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H-P's board moves may embolden CEO | View Clip
04/10/2013
Morningstar.com

...specified it will be searching for in its press release, implies that the chairman will come from outside the company. So far, only a few candidate names have floated up around the Silicon Valley gossip chain. Stephen Diamond, associate professor of law at Santa Clara University, said Lane's departure as chair gives the company an opportunity to make big changes that could help it in the future. He believes Silicon Valley marketing and strategy guru Regis McKenna would be a great pick for...

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*Hints of narrow same-sex marriage ruling Clues indicate inclination to strike DOMA benefits ban, split on Prop. 8 | View Clip
04/09/2013
San Francisco Chronicle

The U.S. Supreme Court seems prepared to order the federal government to end its denial of benefits to legally married same-sex couples, including 18,000 in California. There were also hints last week of a narrow ruling that could lead to the resumption of same-sex marriages in California for the first time since voters passed Proposition 8 in 2008.

But gay-rights advocates, buoyed by a surge in public and political support, have been hoping for more: a judicial condemnation of state-sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians, which could be used to challenge marriage exclusions and numerous other laws.

Advocates want the Supreme Court to follow the lead of a conservative federal appeals court judge in New York, Dennis Jacobs, whose October ruling in one of the marriage cases said any denial of equal treatment based on sexual orientation should be constitutionally suspect. That is also the position the Obama administration argued to the high court.

Yet the strongest message that seemed to emerge from the court's first-ever hearings on same-sex marriage was a determination to decide as little as possible.

As usual, the central figure was Justice Anthony Kennedy, the former Sacramento attorney who generally stands at the center of a divided court.

Kennedy was the author of the court's first ruling favoring gays and lesbians, a 1996 decision overturning Colorado's voter-approved ban on ordinances that protected them from discrimination. He said any law rooted in hatred or prejudice against such a group is unconstitutional.

Seven years later, when the court struck down state criminal laws against gay sexual conduct, Kennedy opened his majority opinion by declaring that "liberty presumes an autonomy of self that includes freedom of thought, belief, expression, and certain intimate conduct."

He made few such sweeping statements in last week's hearings.

Prop. 8 arguments

The closest he came was in Tuesday's hearing on Prop. 8, which banned same-sex marriages in California. The measure, Kennedy said, may cause harm to 40,000 children of gay and lesbian couples in the state, who want their parents to have "full recognition and full status."

But Kennedy later seemed to draw back, telling Theodore Olson, a lawyer for gay and lesbian couples, that he was asking the court "to go into uncharted waters" by advocating their right to marry. Conservative Justice Samuel Alito sounded the same theme, observing that same-sex marriage was newer than cell phones or the Internet.

Kennedy also rejected Olson's comparison of Prop. 8 with the bans on interracial marriage that the court had overturned in 1967, said a federal appeals court had used an "odd rationale" to find the California initiative unconstitutional, and questioned why the case was even before the court.

Liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor also appeared to suggest the court had acted prematurely in taking the case, an apparent indication that she hasn't found a five-member majority to overturn Prop. 8 and would prefer to sidestep the issue.

DOMA debate clearer

It was a different story Wednesday, when five justices seemed inclined to strike down the ban on federal benefits to same-sex spouses in the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act. But Kennedy, the likely fifth vote, did not criticize DOMA as discriminatory and said only that it appeared to intrude on states' historic authority to define and regulate marriage.

When the Obama administration's lawyer, Donald Verrilli, argued that gays and lesbians should receive constitutional protection from exclusionary laws because of their "history of terrible discrimination," not one liberal justice spoke up in his support.

The only response came from Chief Justice John Roberts, who invoked the power of the gay-rights lobby and said "political figures are falling all over themselves" to support the cause - evidence that no special judicial protection is needed.

"It takes a certain amount of bravery to see (marriage) as an equality issue," said Margaret Russell, a constitutional law professor at Santa Clara University and a gay-rights supporter. "My sense is that marriage is different in the minds of a lot of the justices, especially Justice Kennedy."

Kennedy's position got a different take from Douglas Kmiec, a constitutional law professor at Pepperdine University and a Republican who once supported Prop. 8 but now favors marriage rights for gays and lesbians.

Kmiec said Kennedy never got a clear answer when he pressed a lawyer defending DOMA to justify the federal government's unprecedented refusal to grant benefits to couples who are regarded as legally married by their states. That will inevitably lead the justice to conclude that the law is based on discrimination, Kmiec said, and he will return to the principles he proclaimed in his earlier gay-rights decisions.

"He can't just disavow those," Kmiec said. "It's not in his personality."

2 cases, 2 decisions

In the Prop. 8 case, by contrast, there was little evidence of a majority either to uphold the same-sex marriage ban or to strike it down.

The third option, which drew signs of support from Roberts and several liberal justices, would be to dismiss the appeal by Prop. 8's sponsors. That would be based on a conclusion that the sponsors, who stepped in when state officials declined to defend Prop. 8, lacked legal standing to appeal because their rights would not be affected if same-sex marriages resumed.

Such a ruling would reinstate the August 2010 decision by then-Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker that gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry. It could lead to further litigation by the elected clerk of Imperial County, who opposes issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples and might have standing to appeal an adverse decision.

Question of standing

It would also raise the question of whether state officials who opposed an initiative could effectively veto it by refusing to defend it in federal court. That was the concern expressed by the California Supreme Court in a unanimous November 2011 decision that said Prop. 8's sponsors should be allowed to represent the state and its voters in court.

Some legal commentators said such fears shouldn't be overstated.

"State officials are part of the political process" and face repercussions for refusing to defend voter-approved laws, said Joan Hollinger, a law lecturer at the University of San Francisco who has closely tracked the Prop. 8 case.

Rory Little, a law professor at UC Hastings in San Francisco and a former Supreme Court clerk, noted that sponsors of ballot measures have the right to defend them in state courts, where most legal challenges arise. He said the more serious consequence of such a ruling by the nation's high court would be the further erosion of private citizens' right of access to the federal courts.

"The liberals are shooting themselves in the foot" if they vote to dismiss the Prop. 8 case for lack of standing, Little said. That doctrine, he said, "is most often used by conservatives to keep people out of court."

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H-P's board moves may embolden CEO | View Clip
04/09/2013
MarketWatch

...specified it will be searching for in its press release, implies that the chairman will come from outside the company. So far, only a few candidate names have floated up around the Silicon Valley gossip chain. Stephen Diamond, associate professor of law at Santa Clara University, said Lane's departure as chair gives the company an opportunity to make big changes that could help it in the future. He believes Silicon Valley marketing and strategy guru Regis McKenna would be a great pick for...

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SCU launches legal clinic, taps Laura Lee Norris to lead | View Clip
04/09/2013
Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal - Online

Laura Lee Norris will head Santa Clara University's new law clinic, which launches this summer. Shana Lynch Managing Editor- Silicon Valley Business Journal | | Google+ Laura Lee Norris has been tapped to lead a new law clinic at Santa Clara University....

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Fremont takes off interim tag, names Lucero police chief | View Clip
04/08/2013
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin - Online

...keen leadership skills while serving the Fremont community," City Manager Fred Diaz said in a statement. "He is sincere, intelligent, and approachable and will serve ... with dedication and skill." Lucero is a graduate of San Jose State University and Santa Clara University School of Law, and is a member of the State Bar of California. He is a volunteer with Officers Give Hope, a nonprofit organization that encourages officers to join the National Marrow Donor Registry. He also is first...

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IRS May Start Taxing Tech Companies' Free Food For Employees | View Clip
04/08/2013
CBS San Francisco - Online

...to be looking into companies that offer free meals. According to IRS rules, if the free food is being offered to promote morale or attract prospective employees, it's considered compensation and needs to be taxed. Associate Professor David Hasen with Santa Clara University Law School said the meals are being served for non-compensatory reasons. “There needs to be some reason why it's helpful or beneficial for the employer (some business reason) other than simply to give compensation...

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Silicon Valley Congressional battle takes shape: Ro Khanna to challenge Mike Honda, using Obama campaign operatives | View Clip
04/08/2013
South Bend Tribune - Online

...world." Khanna casts himself as not only for Silicon Valley but of Silicon Valley. Working as a deputy assistant secretary of commerce from 2009 to 2011 and since then at the valley's biggest law firm, while also teaching economics at Stanford and law at Santa Clara University, gives him an edge in knowing how to nurture the high-tech sector, he said. Don't expect Khanna and Honda to differ much on social issues like abortion rights or same-sex marriage. The race instead might hinge on...

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Take lead in green energy | View Clip
04/07/2013
Times - Online, The

...and public health costs that comes with it. The U.S. cannot afford to invest and lock itself into many more decades of reliance on the dirty and unsustainable sources of energy of the past. Tseming Yang is professor of international environmental law at Santa Clara University, and a former deputy general counsel of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Readers may write to him at SCU Law, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, Calif. 95053; email: tyangscu.edu.

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Tax preparer fraud can ruin finances | View Clip
04/07/2013
Waterbury Republican-American - Online

...taxpayer who's on the hook. "There's this huge refund that goes out the door that the taxpayer is clearly not entitled to, but they don't know that," said Caroline Chen, assistant clinical professor of law and director of the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic at Santa Clara University. "They find out later, after the money, of course, is spent." The cumbersome tax code, insufficient regulations and under-resourced enforcement agencies have helped create a breeding ground for tax preparer fraud,...

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Tax-preparer fraud can ruin finances | View Clip
04/07/2013
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Online

...taxpayer who's on the hook. “There's this huge refund that goes out the door that the taxpayer is clearly not entitled to, but they don't know that,” said Caroline Chen, assistant clinical professor of law and director of the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic at Santa Clara University. “They find out later, after the money, of course, is spent.” The cumbersome tax code, insufficient regulations and under-resourced enforcement agencies have helped create a breeding ground for tax preparer fraud,...

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jurist doctorate degree from Santa Clara University school of
04/06/2013
KLIV-AM (Silicon Valley News)

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Tax-preparer fraud can ruin finances
04/06/2013
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

For Oscar Sotelo, tax season was a gold mine for two years running. He found a man who prepared taxes in California's Central Valley, promised big refunds " and delivered.

Then the Internal Revenue Service letters started coming. Sotelo was never supposed to get that money; now, the IRS wanted it back.

The IRS says Sotelo was the victim in 2009 and 2010 of tax-preparer fraud, a widespread scam that can leave innocent taxpayers with a mountain of debt and put them in the crosshairs of the IRS. In this type of fraud, a tax preparer creates big refunds by lying on the tax return, giving both the preparer and taxpayer a nice payday. But when the IRS comes knocking, it's the taxpayer who's on the hook.

"There's this huge refund that goes out the door that the taxpayer is clearly not entitled to, but they don't know that," said Caroline Chen, assistant clinical professor of law and director of the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic at Santa Clara University. "They find out later, after the money, of course, is spent."

The cumbersome tax code, insufficient regulations and under-resourced enforcement agencies have helped create a breeding ground for tax preparer fraud, experts said. Each year, illegally practicing tax preparers strike, leaving their frequent victims, low-income and immigrant taxpayers, in financial ruin.

"There's a lot of people who prepare tax returns who are not qualified," said Special Agent Arlette Lee of the IRS Criminal Investigations for Northern California. "Tax-return preparers may be doing this, and the taxpayer has no idea."

The fraud happens in a few different ways. In some cases, the preparer lies on the tax return, fabricating deductions such as charitable contributions, property taxes and business expenses. The taxpayer often doesn't know the preparer is lying on the return or is tricked. The fictitious deductions inflate the amount of the refund, and the preparer demands a generous percentage " a billing system the IRS says is illegal.

"These preparers get paid and then they disappear," said David Freeman, a third-year law student at Santa Clara University who helps at the tax clinic. "And then the clients show up a couple years later to us."

Tax refunds are paid automatically and immediately, and the IRS has up to three years after the refund to audit, Chen said.

Sotelo, a truck driver and father of four from Livingston, Calif., already had several notices from the IRS by the time he went to the SCU tax clinic last year. His preparer, Sarad Chand, who operated S. Chand Tax & Accounting Service in Ripon, Calif., had told him to ignore the letters, Sotelo said.

"I felt bad in the beginning. I had to pay so much money," Sotelo said in Spanish. "I didn't understand why."

Chand was charged in December with 10 counts of falsifying tax returns as part of a multimillion-dollar fraud scheme. He pleaded not guilty and was released on a $100,000 bond. His clients have to pay thousands of dollars back to the IRS.

"They are ultimately responsible for the information listed on the tax return " no matter if it is right, wrong or even fraudulent," said Gigi Campo, spokeswoman for the California Tax Education Council, a nonprofit created by the state legislature to oversee tax preparer education and compliance. "The damage those tax preparers committed on the tax return is still the consumer's problem to deal with."

That damage can be devastating, because scheming preparers target the most vulnerable " poor and non-English speaking communities.

"They are attractive to people who don't like bureaucracy," Freeman said. "To them, H&R Block probably looks like a DMV."

Copyright © 2013 Tribune-Review Publishing Co.

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Tax-preparer fraud can ruin finances
04/06/2013
Valley News Dispatch

For Oscar Sotelo, tax season was a gold mine for two years running. He found a man who prepared taxes in California's Central Valley, promised big refunds " and delivered.

Then the Internal Revenue Service letters started coming. Sotelo was never supposed to get that money; now, the IRS wanted it back.

The IRS says Sotelo was the victim in 2009 and 2010 of tax-preparer fraud, a widespread scam that can leave innocent taxpayers with a mountain of debt and put them in the crosshairs of the IRS. In this type of fraud, a tax preparer creates big refunds by lying on the tax return, giving both the preparer and taxpayer a nice payday. But when the IRS comes knocking, it's the taxpayer who's on the hook.

"There's this huge refund that goes out the door that the taxpayer is clearly not entitled to, but they don't know that," said Caroline Chen, assistant clinical professor of law and director of the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic at Santa Clara University. "They find out later, after the money, of course, is spent."

The cumbersome tax code, insufficient regulations and under-resourced enforcement agencies have helped create a breeding ground for tax preparer fraud, experts said. Each year, illegally practicing tax preparers strike, leaving their frequent victims, low-income and immigrant taxpayers, in financial ruin.

"There's a lot of people who prepare tax returns who are not qualified," said Special Agent Arlette Lee of the IRS Criminal Investigations for Northern California. "Tax-return preparers may be doing this, and the taxpayer has no idea."

The fraud happens in a few different ways. In some cases, the preparer lies on the tax return, fabricating deductions such as charitable contributions, property taxes and business expenses. The taxpayer often doesn't know the preparer is lying on the return or is tricked. The fictitious deductions inflate the amount of the refund, and the preparer demands a generous percentage " a billing system the IRS says is illegal.

Tax refunds are paid automatically and immediately, and the IRS has up to three years after the refund to audit, Chen said.

Sotelo, a truck driver and father of four from Livingston, Calif., already had several notices from the IRS by the time he went to the SCU tax clinic last year. His preparer, Sarad Chand, who operated S. Chand Tax & Accounting Service in Ripon, Calif., had told him to ignore the letters, Sotelo said.

Chand was charged in December with 10 counts of falsifying tax returns as part of a multimillion-dollar fraud scheme. He pleaded not guilty and was released on a $100,000 bond. His clients have to repay thousands to the IRS.

"They are ultimately responsible for the information listed on the tax return " no matter if it is right, wrong or even fraudulent," said Gigi Campo of the nonprofit California Tax Education Council.

Copyright © 2013 Tribune-Review Publishing Co.

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Doctor Withdraws Lawsuit About Google's Autocomplete Suggestions | View Clip
04/05/2013
MediaPost.com

...law applied to Google's search results in that case. Among other reasons, the appeals court ruled that any association between the word “Levitra” and Stayart's name was newsworthy given that she previously sued Yahoo for connecting her name to the drug. Santa Clara University law professor Eric Goldman says Hingston's case was “never meritorious,” for several reasons. Among others, Hingston's argument relies on unsupported assumptions about the conclusions consumers reach from Google's suggested...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments | View Clip
04/05/2013
Imperial Valley News

...corporate counsel and director of IP at Enuvis Inc. from 2000 to 2001. McKenzie was an associate for Howrey LLP from 1998 to 2000 and patent agent and design engineer at Intel Corporation from 1993 to 1998. McKenzie earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. McKenzie is registered decline-to-state. Yvette Chappell-Ingram, 64, of Altadena, has been appointed to the...

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Pressured by China, Apple Apologizes for Warranty Policies | View Clip
04/05/2013
New York Times - Online, The

...force and management team to deal with the challenges of the Chinese market. “Whatever the merits of the case, Apple's not going to win here,” Mr. Bishop said in an interview Monday. “Apple can't fight this.” Anna Han, an associate professor of law at Santa Clara University, said Mr. Cook's letter of apology was a smart tactic and a “very Chinese thing to do.” She compared it with public apologies that plaintiffs will sometimes ask for from defendants in Chinese courts. That action, combined...

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Women of Influence: Colleen Chien, Santa Clara University | View Clip
04/05/2013
Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal - Online

J Westveer NASA spacecraft engineer Colleen Chien Professor of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law Staff Silicon Valley Business Journal Colleen Chien Professor of Law/Santa Clara University School of Law Chien is a global influence in the intellectual property community....

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Women of Influence: Julie A. Brooks, Conceptus | View Clip
04/05/2013
Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal - Online

...issues at Conceptus, a health care service company that focuses on women's health. Founded in 1992, the company specializes in the design, development and distribution of medical products and services for use in the field of women's health. Education: J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law; master's of law in taxation, Georgetown University; MBA, University of Washington; B.A. comparative literature, University of Washington See all 100 Women of Influence here. Boards/volunteer work/other...

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SEC approves companies posting disclosures on Facebook, Twitter | View Clip
04/04/2013
Seattle Times - Online

...Regulation FD if investors had not been told in advance where the information would be posted, the SEC said. Social media “has tremendous potential to level the playing field for participants in the markets,” said Stephen Diamond, a securities-law professor at Santa Clara University's School of Law. The report “shows a commission that's being flexible and responsive, and it shows a government agency that actually thinks innovation is a good thing,” Diamond said. Some investor advocates are...

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Arts groups add extras to build audiences | View Clip
04/04/2013
Oroville Mercury-Register - Online

...snuggled in bed," she notes. "I also am very happy that no matter where you live, as long as you have an Internet connection, you now have access to the arts." Indeed, if cost and location are no issue, a whole new generation of arts lovers may be born. Santa Clara University student Darren Keith Velasco says apps will get young people in the door. "It can introduce folks who are just curious and could possibly convert them," says Velasco, a theater fan. "I really love the idea, especially...

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NBC Bay Area News at 6: David Kessler is spreading his message at Santa Clara University
04/12/2013
NBC Bay Area News at 6 AM - KNTV-TV

>>> We asked you earlier the big day is coming up. Have you done your taxes? Tax day is next monday. 78% of you said yes. Very responsible. We appreciate your participation. >>> Throughout the years he has managed to upset a lot of people butt that is what makes him so valuable. His latest crusade is food and how americans are being manipulated. Why are so many of us overweight and whose fault is it. Tonight the interview with the former head of the food and drug administration. >> Reporter: some people described him as a bully with a harvard degree. >> We have no structure. >> Reporter: for years dr. David keszler was a fixture in capitol hill and the white house working for presidents bush and clinton as the head of the fda and he cemented his head in history. He was instrumental in the fight against big tobacco. >> We really changed how people perceive the product. People were upset about that. But today we view the product for what it is, a deadly, disgusting addictive product. >> Reporter: his latest fight is against obesity and how we are being manipulated by the food industry. This week he was spreading his message at santa clara university. And little does everyone know that his research began in a dumpster. >> You're a doctor, lawyer, professor. Have you ever dumpster dived behind a chile's restaurant? >> You are outing me. >> Reporter: I'm outing you. >> I went through the garbage. I wore gloves. And I really was very interested. I was ask for can I have the cardboard boxes and the carts. And people gave them to me out of the garbage. And I was very interested in seeing what is in our food. And when you look at it, it is just layered and loaded with fat, sugar and salt. >> Reporter: you are saying it is not my fault. It is not my family history's fault but exterior factors. >> It is more complicated than that. The fact is, what did we do in the united states? Go back four or five decades we had this problem pretty much under control. You look at obesity it is the result of the last four or five decades. We took fat, sugar and salt and layered it in all of our food. We made it available 24/7. We made it socially acceptable to eat any time. We are living in a food carnival. What did we expect to happen? >> Just a normal spaghetti and meat balls. >> Pick an appetizer. Pick buffalo wings. You take the fatty part of the chicken, the wing, fry it in the manufacturing plant usually. 30% fat. 30% of the water moves out of the wing. Fry it again in the restaurant. That loads another 30% of fat in the chicken. That red sauce. What is it? Fat and sugar. White creamy sauce fat sugar and salt. We are eating fat on fat on fat. Fact is that fat and sugar and salt stimulate us to eat more and more. >> You have identified in your mind the problem. What is the solution now? Is there a magic wand? >> I think we can change how we look at big food. Huge portions, we can change how we look at processed foods. The food is so highly processed. We used to chew on the average maybe 20 or 30 times per bite. Food today any objectionable goes down the wash. We are just eating baby food. So the fact is I think we can change how we look at food. And I think the food industry is starting to change, too. >> It is a fascinating debate that impacts millions of americans. He details the theories in his books and speaks across the country. We will be posting the segment on our website and you can see other profile interviews. Go to nbcbayarea.com/theinterview.

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Leon Panetta, Former U.S. Defense Secretary and CIA Director, to Speak at Santa Clara University's 162nd Commencement June 15 | View Clip
04/11/2013
Fort Mill Times - Online

Pamela Eibeck, first woman president of University of the Pacific, to address advanced degree recipients June 14 SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Santa Clara University today announced the speakers for the Jesuit, Silicon Valley-based University's 2013 graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies, June 14 and 15. Undergraduate Commencement...

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Leon Panetta, Former U.S. Defense Secretary and CIA Director, to Speak at Santa Clara University's 162nd Commencement June 15 | View Clip
04/11/2013
Herald - Online, The

Pamela Eibeck, first woman president of University of the Pacific, to address advanced degree recipients June 14 SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Santa Clara University today announced the speakers for the Jesuit, Silicon Valley-based University's 2013 graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies, June 14 and 15. Undergraduate Commencement...

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the commencement speaker at Santa Clara University in June
04/11/2013
KGO-AM (News Talk AM 810)

he wrote the Dell that I want Californians to register online idea wants to keep moving in that direction and him and you and Trish the Democrat from the claimant doesn't think it's a one-size-fits-all proposition idea says he'll visit each of California's fifty eight counties to understand what it will take to get more voters to cast ballots Sherry Brown KGO eight ten poor sucker Terry of defense Leon Panetta will be the commencement speaker at Santa Clara University in June on Panetta is a graduate of Santa Clara also received a law degree from the University his wife Sylvia Panetta codirector of the Panetta Institute for Public policy amount rake will receive an honorary degree during ceremonies at Shaw Stadium Facebook CEO Mark Sardar Byrd is formally launched his political group its goal is to revamp immigration policy boost education and encourage investment in scientific research is Doctor Berg calls it F W D . US he says US needs to a new approach to these issues of its to get ahead economically this includes offering talented skilled immigrants a path to citizenship it also calls for higher standards and accountability in schools and increased focus on learning about science technology engineering and math date younger son is twelve eighteenths SF Chronicle's executive editor Michael Bauer is Brian Solis played bocce design we do dining reviews write well today the sport of dining and supportive bocce are intertwined I can think of more than a half a dozen places where the two activities intersect that I have five favorites so let's start North and South most-watched courts restaurants are in the warmer climates beginning whistle bar in the Solange resort in Calistoga there you sit outdoors to have such refined fare as truffle roasted chicken with the cost

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Jesuits commit to undocumented students | View Clip
04/10/2013
Connecticut Post - Online

...private universities and colleges to embrace their civic responsibility and see to the legitimate needs of these young people -- who after all, are in this plight through no fault of their own. On Feb, 26, a significant number of presidents from the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the U.S. were on hand when we released the findings of a major national study of the issues surrounding undocumented students enrolled in such colleges and universities. "Immigration: Undocumented Students in Higher...

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Richard Ryscavage/Michael M. Canaris: Undocumented students and Jesuit colleges | View Clip
04/10/2013
Providence Journal - Online

By RICHARD RYSCAVAGE and MICHAEL M. CANARIS FAIRFIELD, Conn. More than three-quarters of administrators, faculty and staff at Jesuit colleges agree or strongly agree that "admitting, enrolling, and supporting undocumented students fits with the mission of the institution." And yet 40 percent recently said there were no known programs or outreach to undocumented students of which...

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Welcome, stranger.
04/07/2013
America: The National Catholic Weekly

According to the Gospels, when witnesses to the resurrection encountered the risen Christ, he was not always immediately recognized. This was the Evangelists' way of answering that basic question posed in the early church: Where is Jesus? If he still lives, how can we find him? Luke's response is in the story of the disciples on the road to Emmaus. Jesus approaches them "in another form," explains the Scriptures and finally reveals his identity during a meal when "they recognized him in the breaking of the bread." Luke's point is clear: We discover Jesus in the stranger on the road.

Who is today's stranger? We find him or her in those of whom Pope Francis spoke at his inaugural Mass--those we are called to "protect." Pope Francis spoke especially of "the poorest, the weakest, the least important, those whom Matthew lists in the final judgment on love: the hungry, the thirsty, the stranger, the naked, the sick and those in prison." In our world today, this undoubtedly includes undocumented immigrants.

The Catholic Church in the United States is historically an immigrant church. Many universities in the United States trace their origins to the 19th century, when religious orders arrived in a population center, built a chapel, enlarged it to a church, added a school, enlarged that to a high school and expanded that into a college and a university. This helped to move Catholic immigrants into mainstream American life.

Obviously, much has changed since then. In the 19th century the goal of "social justice" movements was to fight the inequality produced by the industrial revolution. Today the pursuit of justice calls us to work for immigration reform. Of the 65,000 undocumented students who graduate from high school annually, roughly 5 to 10 percent go on to college, and only a few receive scholarships. The great majority go to community colleges, and many drop out.

A large number of today's undocumented young adults were brought to the United States as children by parents who either overstayed a legal visit or entered the country without authorization. Facing difficult circumstances, many either do not go to college or, once there, fail out. Unchecked, these problems can create a generation of talented men and women who will never develop their full potential and contribute to the society they once sought to join. They fear deportation, are barred from professions--as teachers, doctors, nurses, engineers--they once dreamed of and are blocked from participating in many of the activities of their peers. They cannot receive most federal aid or work-study stipends. In short, their lives are stunted by psychological and social isolation.

Various universities have programs to assist them. Notre Dame's renowned Alliance for Catholic Education, in order to "welcome the strangers among us," helps prepare some of its teachers to specialize in teaching students who speak a language other than English at home. In 2010 the Ford Foundation gave Fairfield University, in Connecticut, a substantial grant to study the situation of undocumented students at the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities. Joined by Loyola University Chicago and Santa Clara University, they researched and interviewed immigrant students, administrators and faculty at six schools, plus officers involved in admissions, student affairs and financial aid at all 28 schools. They found that 76 percent of all staff members surveyed agreed that enrolling and supporting undocumented students fits the mission of their institution, but 40 percent were not aware of any outreach programs to support them.

What can be done? Santa Clara is the only Jesuit institution with a scholarship fund exclusively for undocumented immigrants. That will change. Twenty-five presidents of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities have signed a statement promising support for documented and undocumented students alike. These schools will emphasize in their mission statements that they exist to serve all students, regardless of immigration status. They will explore establishing a "common fund" to finance scholarships for all, create a list of outside scholarships for which immigrants are eligible and find ways to help pay for books, lab fees and transportation.

Finally, according to a position paper prepared by Fairfield University, the schools recognize that the current situation "can lock families of particular ethnic backgrounds into enclaves or ghettoes, instilling an atmosphere of fear, misunderstanding and disinformation." These universities will respect the privacy of undocumented students and help the students fulfill both their family obligations and fully participate in university life.

Christians' desire to help the stranger goes back to the risen Christ, "the stranger" who revealed himself on the road to the downcast disciples. What might have happened if the disciples had not invited this stranger to remain with them?

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The big 'O'--Organic and local food comes to Georgetown and D.C. 4 hours ago | View Clip
04/04/2013
Georgetown Voice - Online

...accounted for only 0.4 percent of total agricultural sales in 2007. Nevertheless, food consumption patterns in the U.S., especially in higher-income households, have shown a positive shift toward locally-grown and organic food. Dialogue surrounding the ethics of animal treatment and the impact food production has on the environment has increased, while stores such as Whole Foods, which embraces a moderately green identity, are increasingly in vogue. According to a study conducted by the Leopold Center...

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*New Dean at Santa Clara Law | View Clip
04/19/2013
National Law Journal

The Santa Clara University School of Law has named Lisa Kloppenberg as its next dean. She was dean of the University of Dayton School of Law from 2001 to 2011 and has since served on the faculty there.

"Lisa Kloppenberg brings a wealth of experience and has a deep affinity to the distinctive values of our law school," university provost Dennis Jacobs said. "Having practiced law herself, she forges innovative approaches to legal education, champions the invaluable experience students gain in legal clinics and externships, and promotes rigorous academic scholarships to advance the legal profession."

Kloppenberg will replace dean Donald Polden on July 1. He has served as dean for a decade.

Koppenberg said she is excited to take the reins at the California school. "I am impressed by the university's Jesuit and justice-centered values; it's deep connections with Silicon Valley and the world; and the amazing faculty, staff, alumni, and students I am honored to be joining," she said.

Kloppenberg spearheaded a number of curriculum innovations while dean at Dayton. In 2005, the school launched its "Lawyer As Problem Solver" program, emphasizing practical skills and requiring students to take a course in alternative dispute resolution, an externship and at least one clinical or capstone course based on a practice simulation. Dayton was among the first schools to launch an accelerated two-year J.D. program, and Kloppenberg fostered closer ties between the law schools and Dayton's business and engineering schools.

Santa Clara administrators said Kloppenberg's willingness to experiment with curriculum and her focus on making legal education more practice-oriented were among the reasons she was chosen for the job.

Contact Karen Sloan at ksloan@alm.com. Contact Karen Sloan at ksloan@alm.com. For more of The National Law Journal's law school coverage, visit: http://www.facebook.com/NLJLawSchools.

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BOOK REVIEW
04/13/2013
Los Angeles Times

Profile

Asking Kevin Starr a question is like turning on a fire hose. First there's a blast of erudition. Then, as his intellect gathers, information rushes out in a deluge. He's talking, but it's as if an invisible scholar inside his head is yanking books off shelves, throwing them open, checking the index, then racing off to find the next volume. On the outside, Starr is an avuncular 72-year-old, but his brain is sprinting like an Olympian.

Amazingly, it's possible to keep up.

This may be Starr's greatest gift: not just that he has amassed a phenomenal body of knowledge but that he can translate it into dynamic works of history. There are eight volumes in his seminal "Americans and the California Dream" series, from "Americans and the California Dream, 1850-1915" (1973) to "Golden Dreams: California in an Age of Abundance, 1950-1963" (2009). It's for these books -- as well as his work as California State Librarian and his stellar teaching career -- that Starr will be honored with the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement at the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes on April 19.

In "Americans and the California Dream," Starr invigorates the state's history, turning the fustiest of our pursuits into art. "I tend to see myself as a nonfiction writer who writes, among other things, about history," he says. But like fiction, his work requires imagination. "I think the imagination sees patterns, coalesces narrative, looks for representative action," he continues, "but you don't make up your world. You find it."

That world, California, is one Starr was born into. A fourth-generation San Franciscan, he can cite his family tree -- Collinses, Nortons, Driscolls -- even though the fabric of this family was frayed. After his father lost his eyesight and his mother had a nervous breakdown, Starr and his brother were sent to an orphanage; later, his partly recovered mother retrieved them and moved to public housing.

"I did not particularly like that way of life, even though I was only 10, 11, 12," he recalls, in one of his few moments of negativity. "I more or less emancipated myself at the age of 13 or so."

Starr began delivering newspapers and saving his money. "I basically attached myself to my grandmother," he says, which leads him to reflect upon her life (born in 1888, widow of a firefighter) -- connection and exposition, the historians' occupational hazard.

After graduating from the University of San Francisco, then a small Jesuit university, he served two years in the Army and went to Harvard on a fellowship. It was at Harvard, where he earned his PhD, that he began to think about the history of California, from an insider's perspective.

"The process of encountering culture and engaging that through analysis and narrative is something I do," he says. Eventually, he moved back to San Francisco, where he worked as an aide to Mayor Joseph Alioto. He went to library school, became the city librarian, then the state librarian. He taught at UC Berkeley, Santa Clara University and UC Riverside, among other institutions, before landing at USC, where he is a university professor of history. He was married -- it'll be 50 years in June -- and raised two daughters.

And he wrote. A practicing Catholic, he covered the election of Pope John Paul, and then Pope John Paul II. He wrote for the San Francisco Examiner and for The Times. He wrote his books, both "Americans and the California Dream" and other titles. He's at work on a new history, "Continental Ambitions: Settlement of North America from Spain, France, and Recusant England, the Colonial Period."

"I'm looking at the three Catholic powers -- well, two Catholic powers, Spain and France, and the remnant of the Catholic ascendants in England," he explains. "I'm looking at the processes of evangelization, successful or unsuccessful; treatment of Native Americans, successful or unsuccessful, creations of urban settlements, parishes, organizations. It's not a church history; it's how these particular cultures came into the New World during the colonial period."

That's exactly how he says it, with audible semicolons reflecting the connection between how he speaks and how he writes. "You have to verbally organize things as a continuous process," Starr insists. "That's both in speaking and in writing. I don't make a distinction between the two; writing is just talking on paper."

As anyone who has tried to put pen to paper knows, that is easier said than done.

Starr is not finished with "Americans and the California Dream"; in fact, he's started "organizing" a new volume, covering 1964-79. It's a challenge, he acknowledges, taking on such recent history: "At a certain point, I began to realize that I had met a lot of the people I'm talking about. I knew them! And I had some kind of peripheral relationship to some of this -- as we all do, when we deal with our times."

And yet, perhaps a bigger challenge had been trying to frame all of California's history, all that scope and range. "Unamuno, the Spanish philosopher, says we have to have a tragic sense of life," Starr reflects. "Think of the good things we've achieved in California in terms of our architecture, our social institutions, our university system, the digital revolution...."

But, he continues, "if you have a tragic sense of life you also look at the complexity, the chiaroscuro, the light and the dark of the past. You've got to deal with that material in such a way that you don't focus just on it, but on the other hand, not to ignore it either.... When you're dealing with things that were lost, thing that were destroyed, people who were ruined, that's the burden of the past."

Of course, that becomes the burden of the present also, and even of the future, since Starr has no plans to retire. "I write all the time," he says. "It's my way of thinking. It's my way of dealing with day to day life. I couldn't retire -- to retire from writing would be to retire from life. That certainly will come, but I'm not in any hurry to get there."

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carolyn.kellogg@latimes.com

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Festival of Books

What: Kevin Starr in conversation with William Deverell

Where: Davidson Continuing Education Center, USC

When: Noon Saturday

Price: Free. Tickets will be available online starting at 9 a.m. Sunday. There is a $1 service fee applied to each ticket reserved.

More info: latimes.com/festivalofbooks

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PHOTOGRAPHER:Jay L. Clendenin Los Angeles Times

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Keeping up with Kevin Starr | View Clip
04/12/2013
Los Angeles Times - Online

...attached myself to my grandmother," he says, which leads him to reflect upon her life (born in 1888, widow of a firefighter) — connection and exposition, the historians' occupational hazard. After graduating from the University of San Francisco, then a small Jesuit university, he served two years in the Army and went to Harvard on a fellowship. It was at Harvard, where he earned his PhD, that he began to think about the history of California, from an insider's perspective. "The process of encountering...

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North Korea and American insanity | View Clip
04/12/2013
Huffington Post, The

...rattling the cage of the extant mental case which is North Korea. Not to do so rather convincingly demonstrates that the mental case is here not there. Jerry Kroth, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor Emeritus from the graduate division of psychology at Santa Clara University and maintains a website at collectivepsych.com CORRECTION: This post incorrectly referred to the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, as Kim Jon Il. The post has been updated to correct this. FOLLOW WORLD 80k

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Revels With a Cause: listing of fundraising events in Silicon Valley | View Clip
04/12/2013
San Jose Mercury News - Online

...April 22. The evening includes bocce ball, buffet dinner, wine and a silent and live auction. It takes place at 5:30 p.m. at Campo di Bocce, 565 University Ave., Los Gatos. Tickets are $85 and benefit the Catala Club Endowed Scholarship for students at Santa Clara University. The club is now in its 83rd year. For more information or reservations, email katykelly@sbcglobal.net or call 650.279.0330. Passport to

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Editor's Notes | View Clip
04/11/2013
Security Director News - Online

...panel discussion moderated by Sieman's national business manager Berkly Trumbo, who I will be interviewing on the ISC West media stage tomorrow. The topic was "Critical Incidents in Higher Education: The Case for an Intelligent Response." Panelists from MIT, Santa Clara University, Arizona State University and the Clery Center for Security on Campuses had much to say about the usefulness of social media, the ROI of RFID and more. "Train, train, train" was the mantra of David Burns, manager...

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Pizarro: Fairies, magic and fun in San Jose this weekend | View Clip
04/11/2013
San Jose Mercury News - Online

...to commemorate three decades of providing scholarships for women and girls. A good turnout Sunday could put them over the top. Details can be found at www.wildflowerrun.org. IT'LL BE A BALL WITH BOCCE: The Catala Club, a women's service group at Santa Clara University that's been around for 83 years, has its spring fundraiser coming up April 22 at Campo di Bocce in Los Gatos. The Monday evening affair, which starts at 5:30 p.m., includes a buffet dinner, wine, silent and live auctions...

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*12 Strategies to Have More Energy for Your Workout | View Clip
04/09/2013
AkronNewsNow.com

...stationary bike, pop a stick of peppermint gum into your mouth. "The peppermint scent activates the area of our brain that puts us to sleep at night and wakes us up in the morning," explains researcher Bryan Raudenbush, PhD, a professor of psychology at Wheeling Jesuit University. "More stimulation in this area of the brain leads to more energy and motivation to perform your athletic tasks." Repeat yourself. Feeling discouraged? Do a workout you know you can rock. In a study of more than 5,000 people, published...

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Women of Influence: Jennifer Sullivan, Morgan Autism Center | View Clip
04/05/2013
Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal - Online

...with autism. Residence: Palo Alto Education: B.A., University of San Francisco; California elementary credential, University of San Francisco; education specialist credential, San Francisco State University Boards/volunteer work/other accolades: Santa Clara University Autism Advisory Board; Santa Clara County Office of ... Health Care

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Women of Influence: Stephanie Bravo, StudentMentor.org | View Clip
04/05/2013
Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal - Online

Stephanie Bravo, Assistant director, Social Media, Santa Clara University and founder and president, StudentMentor.org Staff Silicon Valley Business Journal Stephanie Bravo Assistant director, Social Media/Santa Clara University and founder and president, StudentMentor.org...

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A Jesuit's view: Why Pope Francis is different, and why a Jesuit pope is rare | View Clip
04/04/2013
San Jose Mercury News - Online

...stripping down the layers of Renaissance garb that often engulfed his predecessors. He is a simple man with simple tastes. His simplicity and humility are classic attributes to which all members of his religious order, the Jesuits, aspire, but it is not a Jesuit attribute to rise in the ranks of Catholicism to bishop or cardinal -- much less pope. However, there is a wisdom to the choice that is rooted in the Jesuit tradition. When Pope Francis entered the Jesuit Order, he chose a lifestyle,...

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Gospel Choir performs for campus and state events | View Clip
04/04/2013
California Aggie - Online

...lot of the character of Christ,” Chieng said. The Gospel Choir performs not only on campus but also at events all over California. “We're performing at a benefit show on campus called Pilipin@ Time for the BRIDGE group on April 6, [and] then at the Santa Clara University Gospel Festival on April 13,” Ramos said. “We're also performing on Picnic Day.” In addition to concerts, the Gospel Choir also performs for various church services, an experience that Sean Lo, a second-year microbiology...

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It's a busy weekend for classical music lovers | View Clip
04/04/2013
Fresno Bee - Online

...Main St., Visalia. Tickets for both concerts are $12, free for students and children. Details: threeriversperformingarts.org, (559) 561-1100. Organ concert It's a good weekend if you're an organ-music fan. James Welch, the university organist at Santa Clara University, will perform works by Wagner, Bach, Widor, and Latin American composers in a 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7, concert sponsored by the San Joaquin Valley Chapter American Guild of Organists. The concert is at the 1st Congregational...

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Los Gatos Weekend Planner: April 4-7 | View Clip
04/04/2013
Los Gatos Patch

...door prizes. $5 at the door. Details: 408-354-1514. The memorial service for beloved Los Gatos resident Peter Carter, who unexpectedly died March 6 after falling at his home on Broadway, is being planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6 at Mission Church at Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, in Santa Clara. A memorial has also been set up to build a permanent stage in the Town of Los Gatos Civic Center in his honor. To contribute, please make checks payable to: LGMA Peter S. Carter Memorial...

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