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Pepperdine in the News
Posted May 24, 2011
The National Law
Journal, May 23, 2011 – Incoming School of Law dean, Judge Deanell Tacha, was the subject of an article titled, “Exit
Interview: 10th Circuit’s Tacha on Pay, Political Labels,
Pepperdine,” in which she discusses her 25-year tenure on the U.S. Court of
Appeals for the 10th Circuit and her new role at Pepperdine. Request
C-SPAN, May 22, 2011 – A number of sessions from the Pepperdine Law Review Symposium, held April 1, were aired on C-SPAN, showcasing discussions under the theme, “Supreme Mistakes: Exploring the Most Maligned Decisions in Supreme Court History.” more
The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, May 18, 2011 - James Prieger, associate professor of economics at the School of Public Policy, published the article "French Automobiles and the Chinese Boycotts of 2008: Politics Really Does Affect Commerce," with Canhui Hong, Wei-Min Hu, and Dongming Zhu. The article explores the economic impact of boycotts of French automobiles in China during the time of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Read the article.
Sacramento Bee, May 17, 2011 - Michael Shires, associate professor of public policy at the School of Public Policy, was quoted in an article "California State Workforce Cuts Would Hit Prisons the Hardest" wherein he comments on Governor Brown's budget plan that would cut 43 state commissions, boards, and offices that he says have either outlived their usefulness or whose work can be done more efficiently. Read the article.
Los Angeles Times, May 15, 2011 - Steven Frates, director of research at the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership at the School of Public Policy, was quoted in an article "California Makes Huge Payouts for Some Workers' Unused Time Off," wherein he states that in the private sector, large payouts for unused vacation time is unheard of. This is unlike the current situation in California, where government managers routinely ignore the official limits on the number of vacation days their employees can save up resulting in large payouts at retirement. Read the article.
The Orange County Register, May 13, 2011 – Sherry Helgoe, adjunct professor of marriage and family therapy at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, was the subject of a Q&A titled, “Foreclosures Devastate Family Psyche,” in which she spoke about the emotional and psychological impact of losing one’s home. Read the article.
Forbes, May 5, 2011 – Carl Schramm, president and CEO of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, published the commencement address he presented at the Graziadio School of Business and Management graduation ceremony on April 17. The address, titled “The American Idea: An Open Letter to College Graduates,” implores graduates to nurture original ideas that impact their world. Read the article.
Ventura County Star, May 4, 2011 – Robert Kaufman, professor of public policy, was quoted in an article titled, “Reagan Library Again Reschedules GOP Presidential Debate,” in which he commented that the Republican candidate for the Presidential elections of 2012 will find it harder to beat an incumbent seeking re-election than a first-time candidate. Read the article.
Forbes, May 2, 2011 - Michael Shires, associate professor of public policy at the School of Public Policy, coauthored an article titled, “The Best Cities for Jobs,” with Joel Kotkin of the New Geographer, which took a look at the positive increase in employment opportunities across the U.S. metropolitan areas. Read the article. Shires was also quoted in a an article, titled “Group Sets Goal of Cooperation,” on April 15 in the Burbank Leader, in which he commented on the possibility of competition between a coalition of San Fernando Valley governments. Read the article.