Friday, November 14, 2014

          Thinkers & Doers: November 14, 2014

          UC Hastings community members in the news and making moves November 1-14, 2014.
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          Media Roundup

          Professor Jaime King appeared on KQED’s Future of You documentary which aired on PBS Wednesday Nov 5. 

          Professor Marsha Cohen and Dr. Robert Lustig MSL ’13 authored an Op-Ed in the New York Times. Should the FDA Regulate the Use of Natural on Food Products?

          Liza Bercovici ’78, and her husband David Axelrad ’77 whose Everybody Dance program serving inner-city kids in LA was recognized with one of the most prestigious art awards in the nation.  Michelle Obama honors L.A. inner-city program Everybody Dance.

          Professor Robin Feldman’s empirical article, “Patent Trolling: Why Bio & Pharmaceuticals Are at Risk,” was published in the Stanford Technology Law Review.

          Feldman’s essay, “Gene Patenting After the US Supreme Court Decision—Does Myriad Matter,” was published in the Stanford Law & Policy Review. She also spoke on a panel at Georgetown Law School at the Patent Law & Policy Conference.

          Susanne Cho ‘93 was one of two appointments to Riverside County Superior Court announced by Gov. Jerry Brown. RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Superior Court gets first female Korean American judge.

          Provost & Academic Dean Elizabeth L. Hillman spoke on military sexual assaults at UCSC. UC Hastings professor speaks on military sexual assaults.

          Los Angeles-based law firm Glaser Weil announced today that Senator-Elect Bob Hertzberg ‘79 will be joining its Government and Regulatory Law Practice Group. Senator-Elect Bob Hertzberg to Join Glaser Weil Law Firm.

          Professor Ahmed Ghappour
          was quoted in several articles.

          Professor Terry Diggs organized a conference on ‘The Conversation,’ a landmark 1970s film about issues of privacy. Coppola Film Anniversary Sparks 'Conversation' on Privacy.

          Professor Rory Little wrote a post for Scotusblog. Argument analysis: Justices unhappily consider whether sawed-off shotguns are inherently violent.

          Little also appeared on KTVU. San Francisco police corruption trial gets underway.

          Professor Geoffrey Hazard Jr. was extensively quoted in an article on McCall.com. Ethics experts say justices' emails to AG's office warrant review.

          The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority on Thursday named a long-time official, Richard Berry ‘90, as the new head of its securities arbitration unit.
          FINRA Names Richard Berry Head of Securities Arbitration.

          Fresno County Judge M. Bruce Smith ‘81 was appointed Wednesday as a new associate justice with the Fifth District Court of Appeal in Fresno.
          Gov. Brown appoints Fresno County Judge M. Bruce Smith to appellate court.

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