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.

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.

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