A Publication for the faculty, staff, administrators and friends of California State University, Chico
December 9, 2004 Volume35/Number 4

In the News

“In the News” reports on faculty and staff who are featured or quoted by the media, with particular attention to media outside Chico. Please send submissions to Kathleen McPartland, Inside Chico State editor, at x4260, or Joe Wills, public affairs director, at x4143.

Jury consultant Ed Bronson, Political Science, was interviewed for an article about the Scott Peterson murder trial, published Nov. 14 in the Sacramento Bee. Bronson said Peterson’s defense attorney, Mark Geragos, would try to tap any lingering doubt over whether Peterson was a calculated killer, and that the defense was expected to remind jurors that Peterson has no criminal record.

Duane Knudson, Kinesiology, was interviewed and quoted widely as an expert on the biomechanics of stretching in the cover story ofBioMechanics, October 2004 (www.biomech.com/).

Don Miller, Biological Sciences, was featured in a Sept. 9 Paradise Post article describing the biology of “meat bees,” which are actually yellow-jacket wasps with a powerful sting.

Turhon Murad, Anthropology, was quoted in an article about the Redding murder trial of Heather Carpenter, published Nov. 19 in the Redding Record Searchlight. Murad assisted in the recovery of Carpenter’s remains. He analyzed them and testified at the trial on the cause of Carpenter’s death.

Robert Ross, Political Science, was interviewed for an article about a San Joaquin County murder trial, published Nov. 20 in the Lodi News-Sentinel. Ross conducted a telephone survey of possible jurors to help determine if the defendant could receive a fair trial in San Joaquin County. The survey indicated that 37 percent of those polled thought the defendant was guilty. The trial was moved; meanwhile, the defendant accepted a plea bargain.

John Swiney, Admissions, was cited as an expert in the new SAT and quoted in an article about the test, published Nov. 16 in the San Jose Mercury News.



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