Pope Observations by Brother Charles Hilken Prompt Contra Costa Times Op-Ed, CBS-5, AP Interviews

Observations from papal history expert Brother Charles Hilken about the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI appeared in local and national news outlets this weekend. The Saint Mary's history professor, and chair of the Cummins Institute, also appeared on the KPIX-TV/CBS-5 Sunday morning news show with anchors Phil Matier and Anne Mackovec to discuss Benedict's decision to resign.

India-West Publishes SEBA Professor's Op-Ed About Delhi Rape

India-West featured an op-ed by SEBA Associate Professor Jyoti Bachani about the fatal gang-rape of a young woman on a Delhi bus in December 2012. Bachani, who recently completed a Fulbright in India, grew up in Delhi and writes about the contradictory perceptions of women in India and the country's long history of sexual harassment against women. Read the op-ed.

KCBS and KGO Radio Speak to SMC Professors About Pope's Resignation

The surprise resignation of 85-year-old Pope Benedict XVI prompted two news radio outlets to reach out to Saint Mary's professors for commentary. KGO radio spoke with History Professor Brother Charles Hilken and KCBS radio spoke with Communication Professor Fr. Mike Russo about the resignation of the pontiff. The pope cited his age and declining health as the reasons for his resignation. The last time a pope resigned was 600 years ago.Both Hilken and Russo are Vatican scholars and have studied papal transitions in ancient and modern times.

KCBS Radio Interviews Dean Steve Woolpert About Obama's Reach On Gun Control

KCBS News Radio spoke with Politics Professor and Dean of Saint Mary's School of Liberal Arts Stephen Woolpert on Jan. 9, 2013 about the executive powers President Obama could exert to enact more stringent gun control measures in the wake of the massacre of 20 children and 6 adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT on Dec. 14, 2012. Listen to the interview.

KALW Interviews Carl Guarneri About Historical Accuracy in Lincoln

"Your Call," KALW Radio's morning news program interviewed Saint Mary's history professor Carl Guarneri about the responsibilities filmmakers have to historical accuracy in making films such as Lincoln, Django Unchained, Argo and Zero Dark Thirty.  Listen to the interview.

KCBS Radio and CBS-5 TV Tap Steve Woolpert for Insight on Fiscal Cliff and Muni Surveillance Plan

KCBS News radio spoke with Politics Professor and Dean of the School of Liberal Arts Steve Woolpert about a $ 5.9 million Homeland Security grant the San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency received to update its bus and train surveillance systems. The upgraded surveillance technology allows transportation officials and law enforcement agencies to record, watch and listen to Muni passengers in real-time.

KGO Radio, Univision Interview SMC's Sandra Mattar About Trauma Education

Sandra MattarSandra Mattar, associate professor in the Graduate Counseling Program and the associate dean of the Kalmanovitz School of Education was interviewed on KGO Radio on Dec.

KGO Radio, TV Interview SEBA's Tomas Gomez-Arias About Black Friday & Cyber Monday

KGO Radio turned to SEBA Global Marketing Professor Tomas Gomez-Arias for insight on Cyber Monday sales, trends and how retailers fared on Black Friday, which is actually turning into more of a Black Thursday and Friday. Gomez-Arias also spoke with the radio outlet's counterpart KGO-TV about sales during Cyber Monday and how retailers are using their online presence to steer shoppers to their brick and mortar stores.

KGO Radio Quotes SEBA's Shyam Kamath On US Postal Service's $16 Billion Loss

KGO news radio spoke with Shyam Kamath, Associate Dean of Saint Mary's School of Economics and Business Administration, about the announcement of a $16 billion loss by the US Postal Service. The federal mail operation has been steadily losing money for years and Kamath, a global business professor, commented on the unlikely viability of the snail mail giant in an age of efficient private shipping competitors and the ubiquitous adoption of email.

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