KCBS Discusses Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decision With SMC's Steve Woolpert

KCBS News Radio spoke with Saint Mary's Politics Professor Stephen Woolpert about the historic decision by the Supreme Court of the United States on gay marriage and its rulings on DOMA and Prop 8. Dean of SMC's School of Liberal Arts, Woolpert's research focuses on the U.S. Constitution and how decisions by the Supreme Court affect the nation. The news interview centered around the possibility of the supporters of Prop 8 finding a way to re-submit the case before the US Supreme Court.

Bloomberg News Taps Politics Prof. Hisham Ahmed for Insight on Israeli - Palestinian Peace Talks

Prof. Hisham AhmedBloomberg News spoke with Saint Mary's Politics Professor Hisham Ahmed about the stalled peace process between Israel and Palestine and about efforts by U.S.

KGO Radio Discusses Superheroes With SMC's Ellen Rigsby

In advance of Hollywood's new reboot of the Superman franchise with the "Man of Steel" movie, SMC Communication Professor Ellen Rigsby, whose research includes depictions of race, gender and society in comic books, spoke with KGO news radio anchors Jennifer Jones Lee and Jon Bristow about the public's fascination with superheroes.

Listen to the entertaining interview.

Washington Post Features Book Review By Politics Prof. David Alvarez

The Washington Post published a review written by Saint Mary's Politics Professor David Alvarez on the new book The Pope's Last Crusade: How an American Jesuit Helped Pope Pius XI's Campaign to Stop Hitler.  The book by the award-winning journalist Peter Eisner tells the story of Pope Pius XI (Achille Ratti) who was one of the most prominent critics of Hitler in the 1930s. Alvarez says Eisner's book helps to rescue  Pius XI from obscurity.

Contra Costa Times Turns to SMC's Zach Flanagin on Issue of Women Priests

In its story about the ordainment of a Bay Area woman as a Catholic priest, the Contra Costa Times turned to Saint Mary's Theology & Religious Studies Professor Zach Flanagin for a historical perspective of the church's position on women as priests. The story, "San Ramon woman to be ordained priest, angering Catholic Church," focuses on a woman who is a member of the Roman Catholic Womenpriests, an international group which the article says "has ordained about 150 women as priests, bishops and deacons worldwide -- including two priests who work in Los Gatos and San Francisco."

Voice of Russia Interviews SEBA's Shyam Kamath About Eurozone, Italy's Elections

Voice of Russia American Edition logoThe Eurozone continues to wrangle with political and economic uncertainty, especially in Italy where a February election ended up in a deadlock,without an agreement between the major parties.  Experts predict

Mary Coe, MBA

Mary CoeA member of the SEBA faculty for more than ten years, Coe has taught courses on business statistics and creative business strategies for small towns and can address news matters relating to the use of statistical research in political polling, business decisions such as launching new product lines, closing or opening a production plant and consumer purchasing trends. 

Additionally, she address the importance of internships and business etiquette for college students and recent graduates.

Coe can be reached  in her office at 925- 631-8187 or by email at mcoe@stmarys-ca.edu. 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.

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