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Volume 58, Number 28    April 4, 2011         

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April 2006 Newsmakers

Fostering success
The Guardian Scholars program was the subject of an NBC Nightly News feature on March 27, which included interviews with program graduates, participants and faculty mentors. Associate Professor of Social Work and Guardian Scholar Research Evaluator Sonja Lenz-Rashid said, "We are that support network for them -- the emotional support when they need it -- we're certainly their financial support by being able to raise money to offer them scholarships."

Chinese news grows
Political Science Lecturer David Lee provided commentary for a March 21 Vancouver Sun report on the growth and success of New Tang Dynasty Television. Based in New York City, the station broadcasts Chinese-language news in the U.S. and to China, via a Taiwanese satellite. "For many immigrants who don't speak English, this is the only way they can get the news," Lee said. "It's a very difficult environment. Even mainstream television stations are struggling. That's why news of New Tang Dynasty actually expanding goes contrary to the trend."

Tunnel vision
The San Francisco Examiner quoted Associate Professor of Engineering Elahe Enssani in a story about San Francisco Metropolitan Transporation Agency's (SFMTA) visual inspections of the 94-year old Twin Peaks Tunnel and the 83-year old Sunset Tunnel. "Given what we know as of now, a seismic vulnerability study must be done," Enssani said. Such assessments would likely involve computer modeling and soil tests.
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