KCBS Interviews SEBA's Gomez-Arias About Underage Garment Industry Workers

KCBS News spoke with SEBA global marketing professor Tomas Gomez-Arias about the ongoing problem of underage workers in dangerous factories in Southeast Asia, in particular in the garment industry in Cambodia. An associate dean in SMC's School of Economics and Business Administration, Gomez-Arias teaches courses in international business in the SEBA's graduate business program.

CNBC, KPIX-TV Tap Steve Woolpert for Insight on Oregon's Mileage Tax and California's High Speed Rail

The NBC online news outlets, CNBC and MSNBC, carried an interview with Saint Mary's Steve Woolpert in a story about an Oregon state proposal to tax drivers according to the miles they drive. The dean of the School of Liberal Arts and a politics professor whose academic research includes environmental policy implementation, is quoted in the Matt Twomey story "Taxed by the mile instead of taxed at the pump."  Read the CNBC story.

KCBS Talks with SMC's Bob Gorsch about the 75th Anniversary of the War of the Worlds Radio Broadcast

KCBS news radio spoke with Saint Mary's English Professor Robert Gorsch about the 75th anniversary of the Halloween eve radio broadcast of "War of the Worlds," a 1938 CBS live radio show that caused a panic among thousands of people across the nation who believed that Martians had invaded the Earth.

Michael Marchetti, Ph.D.

Prof. Michael MarchettiDr. Marchetti's current research agenda explores patterns and processes in invasion ecology, ecological effects of altered stream flow (as a result of human intervention), the ecology of freshwater fish larvae, food web alterations in aquatic systems and the general ecology of California salamanders. For more on his reseach, visit his Aquatic Ecology Research webpage.

He currently teaches courses on general ecology, biostatistics, marine and aquatic ecology and conservation biology.

Dr. Marchetti can address a variety of ecology-related issues such as the role of dams and diversions for stream health, the impact of non-native species on California's ecosystems and the importance of conservation efforts for healthy ecosystems.

He can be reached directly via email at mpmarchetti@stmarys-ca.edu or in his office at 925-631-4602.

For assistance in reaching the professor, or with another news topic, please contact Director of Media Relations Mike McAlpin at 925-631-4222 (office), 925-878-9535 (cell) or by email at mdm5@stmarys-ca.edu.

San Francisco Chronicle Features OpEd on Government Shutdown Deal by SMC's Steve Woolpert

SFGate, the online portal for the San Francisco Chronicle, featured an OpEd by Politics Professor and Dean of the School of Liberal Arts Steve Woolpert on the political game of chicken that shutdown the government and led the nation to the brink of economic calamity. Read Woolpert's opinion piece "Since there is no pork in Congress, how about a game of chicken?"

Daily Beast Quotes SMC's Jack Rasmus on Economic Inequality in NYC

The Daily Beast reached out to Saint Mary's political economist Jack Rasmus for insight into the issue of economic inequality, which has become a focus in the mayoral race in New York City.  In the article "Can Bill de Blasio Fix New York’s Income Inequality?" about the Democratic party nominee for the next mayor of the Big Apple, Rasmus, is referenced several times in a story examining the feasibility of some of the candidate's ideas to address the lack of affordable housing and how to improve educational opportunities for the poor — including a controversial proposal to raise the income t

Stockton Record Checks with Economics' Bill Lee on Job Creation Benefits of Delta Tunnels

The Stockton Record reached out to Saint Mary's Economics Professor Bill Lee for his take on whether Governor Jerry Brown's proposed $24.5 billion Delta Tunnel project will indeed spur economic development in the area. In the article "Jobs fail to sway foes of tunnels," Stockton Record Staff Writer Alex Breitler interviews Lee, who chairs the College's economics department, about the actual job creation benefits of large infrastructure projects.  Read the Stockton Record story.

Arizona Republic Taps SMC's Ellen Rigsby for Insight on X-Files 20th Anniversary

X-Files "The truth is out there" was the tagline for the X-Files, TV's longest running sci-fi television series and to get to the truth about the appeal of the series, the Arizona Republic quoted Saint Mary's Communication Professor Ellen Rigsby.

LA Times Features "Pope as CEO" Op-Ed By Politics' David Alvarez

Op-Ed by David Alvarez on Pope FrancisThe Los Angeles Times features an op-ed by Politics Professor David Alvarez about the need for Pope Francis to be less of a pastor to the world's Catholics and more of a CEO of the Vatican.

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