Arizona Republic Taps Communication Professor Ellen Rigsby for Insight into 'Transformers' Film Franchise

Bill Goodykoontz, the chief film critic for Gannett media (USA Today) and the Arizona Republic spoke with Saint Mary's Communication Professor Ellen Rigsby about the staying power of the 'Transformers' film franchise. Rigsby, whose academic research includes societal representations of race, gender and politics in comics and science fiction, is quoted extensively in the Arizona Republic story 'Transformers' in the tank? Not anytime soon. Goodykoontz's article is also available on the USA Today website.

Mercury News Story on Kennedy Assassination Quotes SMC's Fr. Mike Russo

President John F. KennedyChuck Barney, the TV critic for the San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times and Oakland Tribune, quoted Saint Mary's Fr. Mike Russo in a story about the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F.

KGO Radio Reports on SMC's Technology and Liberal Arts Summit

KGO news radio reported on Saint Mary's recent Liberal Arts Technology Summit. Held last week in the offices of Yammer —a business to business social networking company— located in the Twitter building in San Francisco, the summit brought together Saint Mary's professors, students and tech industry leaders to explore how technology companies can assist colleges in teaching the liberal arts in the digital age.

SFGate Recommends SMC's Symposium on Gov. Jerry Brown

SFGate's politics blog recommended that its readers attend the Saint Mary's symposium on Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7p.m. The article " CA Gov Jerry Brown’s leadership, legacy is focus of special St. Mary’s College panel Tuesday," by political writer Carla Marinucci, notes that the panelists will debate the legacy of the longest-serving chief executive in state history and will feature a distinguished group of California political experts .

Hechinger Report Taps Communication's Dan Leopard for Story on MOOCs

The Hechinger Report, an education news website, interviewed Saint Mary's Communication Professor Dan Leopard for an article on MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses). In the article "MOOCs keep getting bigger. But do they work?" which explores the effectiveness of MOOCs, Leopard questioned the growing acceptance of MOOCs by many in the fields of politics, education and journalism.  The Hechinger Report is a nonprofit, nonpartisan education-news outlet based at Columbia University's Teachers College. Its stories are carried by several major news outlets, including

New York Times Spotlights Alumna's Creative Route To Job Market

The New York Times recently spotlighted Saint Mary's alumna Paige Palmer '12. The newspaper's business section featured a story about how unemployed parents and their children are finding new employment opportunities by opening business franchises.

News Outlets Tap Saint Mary's Faculty, Students For Insight, Reaction To Pope's Resignation

More than a half-dozen news outlets, including the NBC News web page, the San Francisco Chronicle, KGO-TV, KPIX-TV, KTVU-TV, KCBS radio and KGO radio, reached out to several Saint Mary's communicty members for faculty insight on, and student reaction to, the unexpected resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.


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