Professor Gonzalez Lends Expertise to Urban Development in the Philippines

Dr. Gonzalez guided over 100 public officials and citizens in brainstorming and strategizing exercises as part of a USAID program. Names Top 50 MPA Programs

GGU has educated more than 7,000 public administration professionals for more than half a century, making it the most proven program of its kind in the country.

Digital Analytics Association San Francisco Symposium Convenes at GGU

The event featured presenters from Golden Gate University, Nike, Google, Facebook, and other companies. Dr. Judy Lee represents GGU on the Symposia Planning Team of the DAA San Francisco chapter, and presented a session titled “Establishing Empathy with Customers.” GGU was the event’s official host.

GGU Faculty Edit a New Book on Marijuana Legalization

Edited by Dr. Jay Gonzalez — Mayor George Christopher Professor of Public Administration and Chair of the EMPA Program — and Mick McGee, DPA — Associate Professor of Public Administration at GGU — Legal Marijuana: Perspectives on Public Benefits, Risks and Policy Approaches also includes contributions by EMPA alumni and students. The book includes 60 essays and is one of five books on public administration that McFarland Publishing has contracted with GGU through 2020.

Comet Group Hires Suresh Biligiri Director of Product Marketing

Suresh Biligiri (MBA, '00) has been appointed Director of Product Marketing at Comet Technologies USA (COMT). He is extending a 25-year career in the technology hardware industry that includes senior marketing roles at Nikon and Seiko subsidiaries.

Project Management Alum Helps Attract a New Generation to the Profession

Batchimeg Shagdarguntev ('16) creates new initiatives through the Project Management Institute's SF Bay Area chapter.

Inscape Announces Addition of Board Member

David LaSalle (MS, Finance '03) has joined the Board of Inscape, a design company with a 100-year history. He has held senior positions at Parnassus Investments and other firms.

How to Build a Social Media Influencer Plan

An interview with Adjunct Professor and alumnus Michael Brito (MS, Marketing ’08).

Golden Gate University Celebrates Partnership with CFA Society San Francisco

Members of the Golden Gate University community — including Dr. David J. Fike, GGU President, and Gordon Swartz, Dean of GGU’s Ageno School of Business — gathered to celebrate that the CFASF’s Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) Program exam preparation courses will be taught live and in person at GGU.

To Help Beat Heart Disease, Stay Upbeat

Professor Emeritus Kit Yarrow, a consumer psychology expert, comments on recent findings from the Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Students Apply Tech & Agile Format Skills for Web Overhaul Project

This information architecture project emerged from the ITM Innovation Group that seeks avenues for students to get real-world experience.

U.S. News 2019 College Rankings Are Here, But Who's Keeping Score?

U.S. News reports that Golden Gate University is among five colleges and universities in the nation with the highest share of students age 25 and older.

Students Apply Tech & Agile Format Skills for Web Overhaul Project

A project of the GGU Innovation Group led by ITM Chair Ross Millerick, the five-member team are all students in the graduate-level ITM Certificate program.

Ten Forensic Accountants Fighting White Collar Crime

Ric Jazaie (MS Accounting, 2015) is a top performer in his field who has worked at the FBI and CIA to uncover fraudulent and terrorist activities.

Passing Level I of the CFA® Program Exam

How one student chose the CFA designation route and developed a study plan that worked for her.

Why Career-Changers Can Make Fantastic Financial Planners

This is the second post in a two-part series, Financial Planning Careers, by Lauren Stansell, CFP® and candidate in the Advanced Financial Planning MS degree program.

Want to transfer as many credits as possible to an undergraduate degree? GGU Gets It!

Learn how you can get maximum credit for prior learning and try our transfer calculator.

Golden Gate University Ranked #1 in the US for Adult Learners for Third Consecutive Year

Golden Gate University (GGU) was named the number one university for adult students in the nation by Washington Monthly for the third time in a row in its annual College Guide and Rankings, Best Four-Year Colleges for Adult Learners category.

IP Institute Moves Across Town From USF to Golden Gate

The McCarthy Institute—which is devoted to studying the intersection of business innovation, technology, and intellectual property—has moved to Golden Gate’s business and law schools.

McCarthy on the Move

The McCarthy Institute has moved from the University of San Francisco Law School to GGU. Operating at the nexus of trademark law, marketing, technology, and consumer behavior, the Institute conducts regular symposia, workshops, networking groups, and pursues original IP and branding research and scholarship.

GGU Hosts 2018 Digital Analytics Association Symposium in September

Dr. Judith Lee, whose roles include Chair of the MS in Business Analytics program at GGU, represents the university on the symposia Planning Team of the DAA San Francisco chapter. The day-long session will take place at GGU’s San Francisco Campus on September 27, 2018, in room #5210.

The Prestigious McCarthy Institute Moves to Golden Gate University

The McCarthy Institute – named after the world-renowned J. Thomas McCarthy, author of McCarthy on Trademarks – sits at the nexus of Intellectual Property law, technology, and business innovation. Over the past decade, it has strived to develop a better understanding of the way that culturally transformative business trends shape law and vice-versa. This unique work aligns perfectly with Golden Gate University’s mission of preparing students for today’s merging worlds of business, technology, and law with both innovative education and practical training. The McCarthy Institute publishes scholarship, coordinates workshops, introduces law students with IP leaders, and hosts conferences that focus on the unique legal issues endemic in modern digital marketing and brand protection.

Prestigious McCarthy Institute Moves to Golden Gate University

The McCarthy Institute, the world's preeminent trademark, consumer behavior, and branding institute, will be located jointly in the law and business schools at Golden Gate University in downtown San Francisco.

Emergency Communications Director Named

Barry C. Neulen (HR, '99) will become executive director of the Emergency Communications Center of the Charlottesville-University of Virginia & Albemarle County.

Becoming a Financial Planner

GGU student and professional in the field discusses skills needed and job satisfaction.

San Francisco-based Hedge Fund Manager & Expert Witness Brings Real-World Skills to Students

Marty Dirks is a San Francisco-based Litigation Consultant and Expert Witness who is an expert in hedge fund strategies, securities selection, and portfolio management. He has provided investment consulting, investment research and expert witness services to investment funds and law firms at his own firm, Investment Strategy & Analysis, since 2004.

Starting a Career in Accounting or Tax

In a recent GGU event, employers in the field discussed how to interview for a first job and to thrive as a first-year associate. The panelists were Alan Chinn from ACG Certified Public Accountants, Raj Gupta from Moss Adams, Justin Smith from True Partners, and Jennifer Voss from EY.

Alumna Explains Why GGU is #1 for Working Professionals

Carrie Swing (MBA, ’01) says that Golden Gate Universiy fit her real-world responsibilities as a project manager working full time.

Dr. Nabanita Talukdar Co-Publishes Study on Consumer Attitudes to Digital Advertising on Blogs

The article was published by Marketing Intelligence & Planning, which facilitates communication between researchers and practitioners. Dr. Talukdar, a graduate of GGU's MS and DBA programs, is Visiting Assistant Professor and Director of Math Programs, with research interests in luxury consumption, sustainability, and virtual reality.

Alumni Profile: Normita Fenn — GGU Bridge Society Member & Award-Winning Community Supporter

Normita continued her deep involvement with GGU after graduation as president of the Alumni Association Board of Directors and has also served on the Board of Trustees. Normita was honored by her high school alumni association in the Philippines at award ceremonies during the 2018 Alumni Homecoming in April.

Gumbiner Savett Inc. Merges with Laurand Management

Andrea Link (MS Taxation) will be a principal of one of the largest full-service public accounting firms in Southern California, leveraging 15 years of experience running her own firm.

Alum Secures 20% Pay Increase for 1,700 Union Members in Monterey

Merdad “Dezy” Dezyanian, a graduate of the Executive Master of Public Administration (’16) advocated for the right to locality pay for employees of the Defense Language Institute (DLI) in Monterey, CA,

GGU Guarantees Acceptance of AA Degree Holders from California Community Colleges

The Associate Degree for Transfer was created by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, through the organization’s agreement with members of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities.

What is Your Credit Union’s Data Strategy Missing?

Tom Kuang (BA, '15), SVP of information services and CIO at Schools Financial Credit Union, will be a co-presenter at an upcoming webinar focusing on data strategy for financial institutions.

Transform into an Organizational Leader: New Certificates, Credential, & MS in Leadership Degree

"Stackable" courses build leaders who can thrive in a global, uncertain, and chaotic business environment.

Tax & Accounting Alumni Discuss How GGU Prepared Them to Launch Their Careers

In this 3-minute video, alumni discuss how learning from industry experts and attending networking events helped them launch careers.

Leadership Expert and Executive Coach Shares Her Plan to be Amazing!™ Methodology at Bruce F. Braden Speaker Series

Consultant to Disney, SAP, Oracle, and more presents free session in August.

Machine Learning for His Company, Convenient Learning for a Business Analytics Master’s Degree Student

Applying skills learned at GGU to technology product management.

Using Creativity to Develop Organizational Leadership Skills

Q&A with the co-author of a unique and humorous book on a serious topic.

North Bay Professionals News: Julianna Graham

MS in Finance alum extends a 30-year career, joining Tri Counties Bank as SVP of the North Bay.

Renowned Intellectual Property and Technology Law Professor Joins GGU, Will Speak on Campus in August

David Franklyn, JD, a prominent law professor who is considered one of the nation’s preeminent experts on intellectual property and technology law, is joining the faculty of Golden Gate University. He consults with some of the world’s leading companies and serves as an expert witness in trademark and IP cases. At GGU, Franklyn has a joint appointment between the School of Law and the Ageno School of Business. This joint appointment will allow students to take classes that integrate legal and business principles.

2018’s Best Big Cities to Live In

David Yeske, GGU's Director of Financial Planning programs, outlines the factors involved in putting down roots in a new location.

GGU’s Innovation in Practice Seminars

Free seminars feature experts in Law, Leadership, Negotiation, Presentations, Psychology, Taxation, and More

Smelling Like a Rose: Organizational Leadership Author Shares Insights

Brian M Harman, MBA is the co-author of Learn Laugh Lead: How to Avoid a Huge Leadersh*t. This interview touches on the major themes of the book and his professional experiences.

Elite Hedge Fund Manager Guides Student Management of Active Fund: Q&A with Robert Scannell, MBA, JD, CFA®

Scannel, who will be co-teaching the Student Managed Investment Fund course, created Tradewinds Investment Management, LP, an emerging-market hedge fund that gained 22% per annum over 20 years.

How to Set Your Fee as a Freelancer in the Gig Economy

Marion McGovern, the author of Thriving in the Gig Economy and GGU Seminar speaker, provides some answers on how much to charge for professional services.

Learning Sell-Side Finance: Students Manage an Active Investment Fund at GGU

Prof. Dave Kaczorowski explains how making decisions with an active fund improves the educational experience.

A Concise History of the Financial Planning Profession

Dr. Dave Yeske, CFP, traces the evolution of an industry he helped create.

Why Do We Lose Our Chill On Amazon Prime Day?

GGU's Professor Emeritus Kit Yarrow, PhD, comments on how "beating" competing consumers is a psychological motivator.

Project Management Graduate Students Win GGU & American Society for Quality® Scholarships For Research Papers

Student involvement with a professional organization reaps benefits.

Bringing Global Experience to the CFA® Program Exam Prep: Q&A with Vincent Deluard, CFA®

Instructor for CFA Program exam prep discusses preparing for the test, international investing, and the value of the CFA designation.

From a Cold-Calling Exercise to A Job

Marketing graduate student lands a job at San Francisco PR agency.

University of Bridgeport (CT) Picks Plourde for Tech Transfer

Gary Plourde (MS, Finance) has extensive experience in the field of intellectual property and will lead tech transfer and venture creation at the University of Bridgeport (CT).

CRE Future Leaders: Caroline Linton, SVP

MS Taxation ('15) graduate provides strategic guidance in tax law, real estate transactions, and tax planning for real estate investors.

Special Event: Collaboration with Chinese Tax Educators & Researchers

Professors from the Bruce F. Braden School of Taxation and School of Accounting recently hosted professors/practitioners and researchers from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) in China. The visitors also included Prof. Yang Yang (Guizhou University of Finance and Economics) who conducts research on U.S. Taxation at GGU. The event explored how teacher exchange programs might facilitate sharing of knowledge and best practices in teaching the complexity of U.S. Tax Laws to Chinese students.

Rich Builders Get Around CEQA. That Doesn't Mean the Law Should.

Helen Kang, Professor at the Golden Gate University School of Law, weighs in on the importance of the California Environmental Quality Act to ensure transparency of projects such as the new Clippers arena.

Pride 2018: Law school dean a longtime advocate for equality

This article traces the personal and professional journey of Anthony Niedwiecki, who became Dean of the Golden Gate University School of law in 2017. He is one of only a handful of openly LGBTQ deans to ever lead an ABA-accredited law school--which is the third most diverse, according to U.S. News and World Report.

We Must Be the Role Models We Lack

Commentary from the Dean of the Golden Gate University School of Law on the “rainbow ceiling” and the need for outspoken leaders.

EMPA Student Wins Worldwide Public Policy Competition as Part of Five-Person Team

Mariana Duenas, graduate of GGU’s Executive Master of Public Administration program (’18), was part of a team that prevailed over 130 teams from 159 universities and 27 countries. The 2018 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition was the largest-ever event conducted in higher education for the Public Administration field.

Treat People Like You Want to be Treated: An Interview with the Founder of Craigslist, Craig Newmark

A candidate in the MS in Integrated Marketing Communications program was able to reach the founder of Craigslist with techniques learned in a Sales Management course at GGU.

7 Skills That Will Help Advance Your Career & The 7 Characteristics of a Winner

A former Dean of GGU's Ageno School of Business shares from more than 30 years' experience in investment banking, law, and corporate strategy on Wall Street and abroad.

How I Earned a “Seat” Next to the CEO of United Airlines: A Cold Calling Exercise at GGU

Graduate student's persistence pays off with real-world techniques learned in sales course.

Golden Gate University School of Law School Dean Fights Homophobia and Fear

Anthony Niedwiecki identifies a moment in 2007 at a Fort Lauderdale airport as a turning point in his life as an LGBTQ activist.

This Google Exec is Helping 'Gayglers' Be Themselves

An interview with Rebecca Prozan, a graduate of Golden Gate University School of Law, who is a senior liaison to local government and communities throughout eight Google offices in California.

Rick Sung Promoted To Undersheriff of Santa Clara County

A graduate of the MS in Human Resource Management program advances his 16-year career in law enforcement.

Fiona Ma Trounces Field in CA State Treasurer Race to Make Runoff

Fiona Ma (MS Taxation) has represented the second district on the California Board of Equalization since 2015. She has been a lobbyist for business issues that affected women and minorities. She was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and later to the California legislature, where she was the only female among eighty members.

Podcast: Interview with GGU Psychology Chair & Eating Disorder Expert Tom Wooldridge

Dr. Wooldridge has recently released an edited book, Psychoanalytic Treatment of Eating Disorders: When Words Fail and Bodies Speak.

It Feels Good to Be A CFA® Charterholder: How I Passed and How I Teach

Dave Kaczorowski, CFA, shares his experiences and tips for those seeking to earn the highest distinction in the investment management profession.

Marketing Luxury Brands: Expert from GGU Helps Bridge the Gap Between Academia and Industry at International Conferences

Dr. Talukdar traveled to Singapore to present her research at the Mystique of Luxury Brands Conference, as well as the LVMH-SMU Conference 2018--an initiative of Singapore Management University (SMU) and LVMH (Louis Vuitton),

Rigel Pharmaceuticals,Inc. (NASDAQ:RIGL) Appoints Officers

Dean Schorno (MS, Taxation) was appointed to serve as the CFO of Rigel Pharmaceuticals, clinical-stage biotechnology company. Previously, he was CFO at 23andMe.

Three New Members Join IAP's Board of Directors

General John Campbell, USA (Ret) and General Herbert "Hawk" Carlisle, USAF (Ret) have been named to the board of directors of a global provider of logistics, management, and technical services to government agencies and organizations. Both earned an MBA from Golden Gate University.

Vology Welcomes Mike Ehresman as Sales Enablement VP

Ehresman, who earned both an MS in Taxation and BS in Management from GGU, extends an executive career that spans 30 years.

Golden Gate University Hires Leading Intellectual Property and Technology Law Professor David Franklyn

A preeminent expert on intellectual property (IP) and technology law, Franklyn becomes the university's first joint appointment between the School of Law and Ageno School of Business.

Business Analytics Project at Ad Agency Leads to Promotion & Google Award

Jeremey Bice (MBA, '17) created a risk profiler to predict customer engagement and find opportunities to improve the agency's business. and Golden Gate University Create Affordable College Degree Path

GGU becomes the newest degree granting partner for’s Working Scholars program, giving students a cost-effective and flexible option to earn a bachelor’s degree in business management.

James Woys Joins Molina Healthcare as Executive Vice President of Health Plan Services

A graduate of GGU's MBA program has taken a leadership role at Molina Healthcare, a multibillion-dollar enterprise with headquarters in Southern California.

Nashville Mayoral Election: Meet David Briley

David Briley (JD, '95) seeks to extend his long record of service to the city of Nashville.

Exchange Bank Announces Paul Yeomans as SVP for Wholesale Banking Sales

Paul Yeomans (MBA, FInance '99) continues Bay Area banking career with a new leadership position.

Pepsi Cans Attempt to Reclaim Pop Culture Glory

Who will respond best to retro soda cans? Comments from GGU's Professor Emeritus and consumer psychologist Kit Yarrow.

Technology Industry Leader Brian Lillie Named to Talend Board

With more than two decades of experience leading functionally diverse teams in the enterprise software and cloud computing technology industries, and nearly a decade serving his country as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, Mr. Lillie brings a range of expertise that will inform Talend's strategy in the cloud market.

Philanthropist Bita Daryabari Receives Honorary Doctorate and Delivers GGU Commencement Address

In gratitude for her GGU education, Daryabari established the GGU Bita Daryabari Endowed Fund for Middle Eastern Students, which supports a scholarship for graduate business students born in a Middle Eastern country, and a graduate law fellowship for lawyers who reside in a Middle Eastern country.

Windes Announces New Tax Partners

Leading Southern California tax and accounting firm appoints Christy Selogie (MS, Taxation) to a top position.

Low-Wage Workers Will Be Directly Impacted by the California Supreme Court’s Decision in Troester v. Starbucks Inc.

The Women’s Employment Rights Clinic at GGU School of Law filed an amicus brief on behalf of low-wage worker advocates, urging the Court to follow its own precedent and the clear statutory requirements in California that workers must be paid for all hours worked.

City Managers in Folsom, Rocklin to Step Down

Evert Palmer, an adjunct professor of Public Administration at GGU, is retiring from the City of Folsom that he served for 22 years — including seven years as city manager and six years as assistant city manager.

CFO Builds Global Business Skills in the Executive MBA Program at Golden Gate University

Sam Martin (EMBA, '17) learned from cohort and skills-based curriculum as he went to the next level in his career.

International City/County Management Association Salutes Member-Volunteer Joaquin “Jay” Gonzalez

Accomplished Chair of the Executive Master of Public Administration contributes expertise in Africa.

Novato Man Ascends from Drug Court to Law School

New law school student puts his past behind him and is granted a full scholarship to GGU School of Law.

Morton Cohen, Civil Rights Attorney and Law School Professor, Dies

GGU professor helped improve treatment for mental patients, jail inmates, and poor tenants. Working pro bono, Cohen filed many lawsuits on behalf of jail inmates, battling overcrowding and understaffing.

Global Philanthropist and Humanitarian Bita Daryabari Will Receive Honorary Doctorate and Deliver GGU's 2018 Commencement Address

Daryabari received a master’s degree in Telecommunication Management ('96) from GGU. Her awards and honors include the UN Appreciation Award for Outstanding Leadership, Commitment, and Support of the UN and Achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals (2011). Gentry magazine also listed her among the Top 50 Bay Area Philanthropists (2015).

The Gig Economy: What is it? What’s It Mean, and What’s Ahead?

Q&A with Tom Cushing, Senior Adjunct Professor at GGU.

Golden Gate University law school dean fights homophobia and fear (Video)

An interview with Anthony Niedwiecki, Dean of the Golden Gate University School of Law.

Ask the Experts: Importance of a Credit Check-up

David Yeske, GGU's Director of Financial Planning programs, answers questions about when and how to check one's personal credit.

ICMA Salutes Member Volunteers

Joaquin (Jay) Gonzalez, Chair of the Department of Public Administration, was in Tanzania working on the Enabling Growth through Investment and Enterprise (ENGINE) project, which is designed to increase private-sector investment leading to economic growth in three agricultural regions and in Zanzibar.

Leader in Mobile Associate Training Programs Launches INCITE® PUBLISHER 2.0

Chair of Business Analytics programs at GGU comments on evolving business technology.

Lewis-Clark State College Names New Business Division Head

MBA alum takes a leadership role in the higher education field.

Jason Holley Appointed Permanent American Canyon City Manager

Executive Master's of Public Administration student moves to a top job at Bay Area city.

2,500 Shades of Grey

Kathy Langsam, MA, Senior Adjunct Professor at GGU, comments on treating substance abuse in the elderly population.

Small Acts of Generosity Triggers Good Health and Makes You Happy

Comments about altruism from GGU's Professor Emeritus and consumer psychologist Kit Yarrow

Medallia Appoints Susan Lovegren as Chief People Officer

Alumna (MS, Human Resources) continues a distinguished career in the tech industry.

Can a Class Actually Be Too Small?

Barbara Karlin, Vice President of Academic Affairs, comments on how student numbers impact the educational experience.

Lastline Adds Veteran CFO, Ananth Avva, to Seasoned Management Team

GGU adjunct professor to provide critical service to cybersecurity company.

John Marshall Law School Hosts 28th Annual National Criminal Justice Trial Competition

GGU School of Law team competes among 20 of the best trial advocacy teams in the country.

GGU Seminar Series Addresses Cryptocurrency, Business Analytics, Sexual Harassment, and Other Timely Subjects

Innovation in Practice series provides the GGU community with links between business practices and current trends.

GGU President David J. Fike Meets with Accomplished Business School Alumni in Hong Kong

Guests included Pollyanna Chu (BS '81), who Forbes Asia called, “Hong Kong’s most prominent woman entrepreneur."

Skin Cancer Is on the Rise — Even Though We All Know About Sunscreen

GGU's Professor Emeritus and consumer psychologist Kit Yarrow comments on consumer attitudes towards buying a ubiquitous cancer-prevention product.

Women Lead at GGU

To honor Women’s History Month, we would like to acknowledge the accomplished women who make a large contribution at GGU.

Deadline for EMBA Corporate Fellows Scholarship Is Approaching

We're pleased to announce the opportunity to receive a Corporate Fellows Scholarship of 50% when you apply for the EMBA degree program.

Now that Treasure Island is the New Hope for San Francisco Housing after the Hunters Point Botched Cleanup, will the Navy Blame Tetra Tech for Malfeasance...?

Students at GGU's Environmental Law and Justice Clinic uncovered alleged fraud by Tetra Tech at Hunters Point. This article examines the Navy's oversight duties in the run-up to new housing construction.

Galindo, Reed Take Interim Roles at UC Davis

Ageno School of Business graduate takes on a pivotal role in a reorganization to promote campus diversity and inclusion.

GGU Students Reach Finals of Regional CFA Institute Research Challenge

The GGU team presented an analysis of Salesforce stock to a panel of financial services professionals.

Best No Annual Fee Credit Cards

David Yeske, Director of GGU's Financial Planning programs, comments on what to look for when choosing a credit card.

If You Have a Toys“R”Us Gift Card, You Might Want to Use It Soon

GGU's Professor Emeritus and consumer psychologist Kit Yarrow comments on what consumers can do when a major company closes shop.

UC Berkeley Spokesman Dan Mogulof Reports from the Campus Free-Speech Trenches

GGU-hosted event addresses challenges for PR professionals in a tumultuous campus environment.

Krouse Named Partner

Master of Science in Taxation graduate joins leadership of East Coast firm.

Lisa Lee Joins Trident Capital Cybersecurity as CFO

GGU alumna excels in the financial industry.

Commentary: A letter from Mark Essick, candidate for sheriff

A graduate of the MBA program discusses his qualifications for a high-level position.

New Genesee Circuit Judge Thankful for Opportunity, Support

GGU School of Law graduate Celeste D. Bell was sworn in as a county circuit judge in Michigan.

Chipotle investors see low-hanging fruit for new CEO

GGU's Professor Emeritus and consumer psychologist Kit Yarrow comments on brand perception and company leadership.

McCall Baugh Has Been Recognized Among the Top in Her Industry by The Expert Network©

GGU School of Law alumna is recognized for thought leadership and string of victories in personal injury cases.

Diversity & Inclusion at Golden Gate University Law School in San Francisco

How one D&I officer translates his personal and professional experience into action.

Envisioning the Digital Ethics Officer at Banks and Financial Institutions

Adjunct faculty member of Finance describes a new risk-management approach for customers in a digital environment.

What comes after CFP® certification?

Financial planning authority weighs in on a key step toward a thriving career.

Wed Ahead

GGU alumni created a website where couples have raised $517 million for weddings and honeymoons.

Audio Meets Auditing: Careers for Music Majors in Tax & Accounting

Music and liberal arts majors perform well in the accounting profession and are in-demand.

A Behavioral Finance View of Cryptocurrencies

Behavioral finance expert and GGU adjunct faculty member looks at how various groups of investors approach investment in cryptocurrencies.

Looking at Risk Tolerance after the February 2018 Market Plunge--7 Tips to Lower Blood Pressure

A behavioral finance authority and GGU adjunct professor looks at the psychological effects of a market downturn on investors.

Know Your Brian, Grow Your Leadership

Chair of GGU's MBA program defines the link between neuroscience and effective management.

Foundation for Financial Planning Appoints Three New Trustees

David Yeske, GGU Director of Financial Planning, was elected as Trustee to the only non-profit foundation solely devoted to supporting and fostering the delivery of pro bono financial planning advice to those in need.

Ever Changing View

For the last 25 years, GGU alum and spouse have published an internationally recognized African-American news source.

John F. Kennedy Library Foundation Announces New Board Members

MBA graduate and UPS District president to help lead a prestigious cultural organization.

Diversity Managers: 10 Key Job Skills, Salary, and Required Education

Best practices from new literature, GGU staff, and HR program director.

World of Wipes National Conference

GGU's Professor Emeritus and consumer psychologist Kit Yarrow keynotes large textile industry event.

Five Questions You Should Have About Amazon's New AI-Powered Store

How do cashier-less transactions affect buying behavior? GGU's Professor Emeritus and consumer psychologist Kit Yarrow weighs in.

Harnessing Time's Up

Can Time's Up help women outside the entertainment industry? GGU alum comments.

It took a long time to build 2,000 homes, without a disaster

GGU Law Grad instrumental in response to Bay Area Fires

Lt. Gen. John Rosa to Speak at 2018 commencement

Rosa exemplifies the kind of leader many hope to be in military, private sector, or community service careers.

Influencer Subculture: the Kim Kardashian Lookalikes

GGU's Professor Emeritus and consumer psychologist Kit Yarrow discusses imitation of pop culture figures and emphasis on physical appearance.

Showdown! Radiological data fraud at Hunters Point Shipyard

Your Tax Refund And The Psychology Of A Windfall

GGU's Professor Emeritus and consumer psychologist Kit Yarrow weighs in on what people will actually do with a promised tax refund.

Learning with Accomplished Peers: The MBA Cohort Experience (Video)

The GGU classroom is a laboratory for success.

Bank of the West VP and Adjunct Faculty Member Shares Management Insights

Bringing real-world expertise to students.

Bank of the West VP and Adjunct Faculty Member Shares Management Insights

Bringing real-world expertise to the MBA program.

2017 stock market: very investor friendly

Terry Connelly, Dean Emeritus of the Ageno School of Business, weighs in on KTVU's roundup of the 2017 stock market.

Money May Not Buy Happiness, But...

GGU's Professor Emeritus and consumer psychologist Kit Yarrow weighs in on the connection between money and happiness in this US News & World Report feature.

6 Notoriously Bad Habits And How To Break Them (For Good)

Kit Yarrow, GGU alum and consumer expert, adds to a discussion of changing buying behavior.

Toymaker opens up about the season's hot new toy

The emotions behind holiday shopping behavior as described by GGU alum Kit Yarrow.

SF Mayor Ed Lee’s legacy: Economic boost that exacerbated income inequality

Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly comments that San Francisco and the Silicon Valley have become a single business region.

Can you predict what 2018 has in store for business, economics, politics, and sports?

Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly's quiz looks at an uncertain 2018 and asks: "What do you think of my answers?"

Man Acquitted in Kate Steinle Case Seeks New Trial on Gun Charge

Mark Yates, a professor at GGU Law School, comments on the aftermath of a high-profile San Francisco murder case.

4 Ways the Self-Employed Can Take Control of Health Costs as ACA Premiums Spike

Financial Planning Chair Dave Yeske weighs in on how one-person businesses can deal with the health care pricing crisis.

Data Analytics Skills for Business People: Video Interview with Dr. Judy Lee

Dr. Judy Lee, Chair of the new master’s degree in business analytics program, was interviewed this month at the 21st Cloud Expo in the Silicon Valley. She has spent the majority of her career in IT and software product engineering in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Why you’re never really happy with the things you buy anymore

GGU's Professor Emeritus and consumer psychologist Kit Yarrow provides insight into the consumer experience in the shopping season for Popular Science.

Psychologists try to grasp the logic of Black Friday stampeding

GGU's Professor Emeritus and consumer psychologist Kit Yarrow weighs in on the shopping habits of consumers ahead of Black Friday.

A psychologist explains why those Facebook product ads are so darn compelling

Social media and buyer behavior with GGU's Professor Emeritus and consumer psychologist Kit Yarrow.

International Graduate Students at GGU in San Francisco

In honor of International Education Week, here are some of the stories of our overseas graduate students who currently attend GGU.

Flavors of Burma come to Pleasanton with new spot downtown

Success for an MBA graduate in the restaurant industry.

A psychologist explains why those Facebook product ads are so darn compelling

GGU's Professor Emeritus and consumer psychologist Kit Yarrow explains how marketing strategies impact consumers.

Videoconference: Join the Discussion on the New U.S. Tax Proposals

On November 14, The Braden School of Taxation will host one-hour videoconferences to share perspectives on the impact of the proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Find more details and PowerPoint downloads.

Grads make more after attending these California colleges, federal data show

The U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard offers some key insights to help prospective students narrow down their choices. One of the points is "salary after attending,” which shows the median salary of students 10 years after starting school.

Global Macroeconomic Trends Seminar Attracts Finance Luminaries to GGU’s San Francisco Campus

JP Morgan, Wells Fargo, and other experts share their insights.

Longer holiday season to help procrastinators

GGU's Professor Emeritus and consumer psychologist Kit Yarrow weighs on the impact a longer Christmas shopping season will have on consumers.

New York Times Op-Ed: Let's Waste College on the Old

"Golden Gate should be a model for how other institutions can adapt to the newer, older face of American college students."

Main Street to Trump: These are the key tax reforms we need to keep the American dream alive

Dave Yeske, director of Golden Gate University's Financial Planning program, speaks to CNBC about the taxing issues that small-business owners face in the wake of President Trump and the GOP rush to push tax reform.

Juggling Real-World Responsibilities with Undergraduate Studies at GGU

An alumnus who balanced work and life commitments and graduated magna cum laude.

New Financial Life Planning Concentration Taught by Founders and Leaders in the Field

Part of the MS in Advanced Financial Planning degree program, the concentration is fueled by emerging insights from Psychology and Behavioral Finance and taught by founders and leaders in the fields of financial planning, coaching, and financial therapy.

Equifax had a massive hack and a lot of people went ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

GGU's Professor Emeritus and consumer psychologist Kit Yarrow speaks about common coping mechanisms when dealing with the aftermath of a big hack.

Preparing for the CFA Exam and a Career in Finance: MSF Student Taylor Tsao

How the Certified Financial Analyst exam and the MS in Finance curriculum dovetail for a GGU graduate student.

Dr. Dave Yeske is Awarded the P. Kemp Fain Jr. Award, the Profession's Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Dave Yeske, GGU's director of Financial Planning, was awarded the profession's lifetime achievement award by the Financial Planning Association.

Women in Leadership’s Tradition of Excellence Continues

Alumnae from Genentech and Microsoft will speak on panel.

GGU Faculty Member Blodwen Tarter Honored by GGU and Marketing Edge

GGU professor achieves excellence in case-study writing.

Ranking of Best Universities for Adult Learners Is “So Needed”

Forbes contributor discusses recent data that ranked GGU #1 in the U.S. for adult education.

Accomplished Finance Professional Stays on Top of His Game at GGU

Returning to school is a natural progression for Mark Loupé.

The Best Colleges For Adults

Forbes overview of the recently published Washington Monthly’s annual list of America’s Best Colleges for Adult Learners, in which Golden Gate University was ranked first in the nation.

GGU Celebrates Constitution Day

Golden Gate University joins thousands of others around the country in celebrating the 17th annual Constitution Day. Constitution Day commemorates the September 17, 1787 signing of the United States Constitution.

Contra Costa Appoints County's First Female, African-American District Attorney

Diana Becton, who received her law degree from Golden Gate University and is a retired Superior Court Judge, was appointed as Contra Costa County's interim district attorney and will begin working Monday. She is both the first woman and the first African-American to serve as district attorney in the county's 168-year history.

5 Questions with Professor Helen Kang

Professor Helen Kang speaks to the Clinical Law Prof Blog about the activities and recent achievements of the Environmental Law and Justice Clinic.

A New Financial Planning Framework for the Millennial Generation

The article describes a paper, co-authored by a GGU student, that examines financial planning solutions geared to the needs of the Millennial generation.

Students Recap Winning Entry to Regional CFA Institute Research Challenge

GGU students were recognized for their in-depth analysis of Hewlett-Packard.

Director of GGU’s Financial Planning Programs Receives FPA Association’s Top Award

Dr. Yeske has been recognized for making significant contributions in the areas of service to society, academia, and government.

Announcing @GGU to Exhibit at @CloudExpo Silicon Valley

Golden Gate University will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

Financial Planning Association Recognizes Widely Respected Industry Thought Leader with Association’s Top Award

Dr. Dave Yeske, CFP®, Chair of GGU's Financial Planning department, has won the Fain Award, which is the pinnacle of recognition in the financial planning profession.

Washington Monthly's 2017 Best Colleges List Has Some Surprises

For the second year in a row, Golden Gate University was named the #1 college for adult learners.

GGU’s Masters of Science in Finance Program Admitted to CFA Institute University Affiliated Program

Membership in the University Affiliation Program signals to employers that the MSF curriculum is closely tied to the practice of financial management, and prepares students for the CFA exams.

Golden Gate University Ranked #1 in US for Adult Learners for Second Consecutive Year

For the second year in a row, Golden Gate University (GGU) was named the number one university for adult students in the nation by Washington Monthly in its annual College Guide and Rankings, Best Four-Year Colleges for Adult Learners category.

Financial Planning Alumnae Will Be Panelist at Women in Leadership Event

Nicole Middleton is CEO of Strategy Squad Insurance Services and will be a panelist at the 5th-annual Women in Leadership event on October 25, 2017.

Driven to Succeed: Armenian Student Continues Marketing Career in San Francisco

Read about the journey of an international student at Golden Gate University.

Starting a Forensic Accounting Career at Golden Gate University

An undergraduate describes his undergraduate accounting program and his path to a CPA in one year.

A Master’s Degree in Accounting in One Year? GGU Offers New Path2CPA Program

GGU undergraduate students can earn a Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) in as little as one year after completing a bachelor’s degree with an accounting concentration.

Givers Really Are Happier Than Takers

GGU's Professor Emeritus and consumer psychologist Kit Yarrow discusses a new research which claims that the brain is hardwired for happiness in response to giving.

California Law School Deans Lobby for Lower Bar Exam Standards

Anthony Niedwiecki, dean of Golden Gate University School of Law, speaks about the Bar exam standards in California.

Leadership Experts to Speak at Braden Lecture Series at GGU

Golden Gate University is welcoming a prestigious group of thought leaders to the 2017 Braden Leadership Speaker Series from August through December.

Should I Get a Master’s Degree in Taxation?

Eric Lee, Lecturer and Director of Academic Quality & Training, reflects on his career and the advantages of an advanced degree.

Amazon may not always have the best prices, but that doesn't stop people from shopping there anyway

GGU's Professor Emeritus and consumer psychologist Kit Yarrow explains the progress of consumer dependency on Amazon.

California's bullet train is likely to face more environmental hurdles after a high court ruling

Golden Gate University Law School professor Helen Kang comments on California Supreme Court's ruling regarding California’s high-speed train project.

San Francisco is the Place to Be for Graduates Looking for a Job

San Francisco has been named the best city in the US for recent graduates to find a job by the highly respected American Institute of Economic Research (AIER). The study looked at unemployment rate, labor force participation, and how many people worked in emerging industries.

Dr. Marcia Ruben Shares Expertise on Neuroscience and Leadership at Worldwide Event

Dr. Marcia Ruben participated in in two “Ask the Doc” panels at the second-annual Conversational Intelligence® graduation program in New York City.

Labor Commissioner's Office Recovers over $360,000 for Live-in Caregivers in Wage Theft Case

Women's Employment Rights Clinic students successfully represented clients in Labor Commissioner hearing and helped them recover their full award.

Under Every GOP Plan to Replace Obamacare, Your Employer Will Be Free to Terminate Your Health Insurance

Economic expert and Professor Emeritus Terry Connelly explains how future congressional action will affect workplace insurance.

Golden Gate University -- In the Heart of the Best City for New Grads

A new report by the American Institute for Economic Research ranks San Francisco the top city for new college graduates.

Self-survival in San Francisco

How GGU helped a former student and his family survive the struggle to afford life and housing in San Francisco.

New Bachelor’s Degree Concentration in Data Analytics Gives Students In-Demand Skills

GGU is introducing a new undergraduate concentration in the cutting-edge field of Data Analytics will prepare the next generation of business professionals to unlock the potential of Big Data.

Conference to Update CPAs on Changes In Estate and Trust Planning

The California Education Foundation is will hold a two-day conference on estate and trust planning at Golden Gate University beginning July 17.

7 On Your Side: Does Amazon's Prime Day really offer the best prices?

GGU's Professor Emeritus and consumer psychologist Kit Yarrow discusses Amazon Prime Day on KGO-TV and offers advice to retailers attempting to compete with Amazon.

Adding Behavioral Coaching to a Financial Planning Career

Working professional grows his skills in the Master's in Financial Planning program.

Are You Cut Out for a Work-from-home Job?

Consumer psychologist and professor emerita Kit Yarrow explains how self-direction and focus contribute to a productive home worker.

Uber Finally Adds Tipping to Ride-Hail App

Consumer psychologist and professor emerita Kit Yarrow talks about gratuity in the sharing economy.

Why It's So Hard to Buy Father's Day Gifts, Explained by Psychology

Consumer psychologist and professor emerita Kit Yarrow explains how changing notions of fatherhood influence our gift-buying decisions.

NRHA All-Industry Conference Speakers

Consumer psychologist and GGU Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow speaks at the 2017 North American Retail Hardware Association Conference.

Greenaction Releases Report on Harmful Pollution from Under-Regulated Concrete Plants in Bayview Hunters Point and Beyond, Exposing Lax Government Oversight of Air Pollution

On behalf of Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice, the Environmental Law and Justice Clinic at Golden Gate University School of Law today released a report, Concrete Manufacturers and the Regulatory Role of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), detailing the results of an investigation into Bay Area concrete batching plants, compliance with their air pollution permits and the air district’s failure to adequately regulate them. The report concludes that the Bay Area Air Quality Management District inspected these concrete facilities only sporadically and, when it discovered permit violations unearthed by law students, it failed to take adequate and timely enforcement action. The report also faulted BAAQMD’s system for responding to Public Records Act requests as far too slow and incomplete.

Connecting Students to Jobs

GGU President David Fike talks about new analytics degrees, business collaboration, and growth.

Anthony Niedwiecki Named New Dean of Golden Gate University School of Law

New Dean brings administrative leadership to build on Law School's commitment to expanding access to legal profession.

GGU Online -- Librarian Support for Students

GGU library staff enable student success online.

International Journey: The Story of a Marketing Student at GGU

Ruslan Farman has lived in several countries and is pursuing a BA in Marketing. In this blog post, he describes his travels and how he was inspired to become a marketing major at GGU.

This is the One Secret the Clickbait Companies Don't Want You to Know

GGU Professor Emerita and marketing authority Kit Yarrow weighs in on the appeal of "clickbait" articles.

Professor Hank Pruden Wins Award from Prestigious Technical Analysis Organization

In recognition of Dr. Pruden's contributions to the field of technical analysis, his MTA Annual Award trophy is inscribed, "for his determination to establish the first Graduate Level Certificate of Technical Market Analysis at Golden Gate University where he has taught, mentored and inspired thousands of students and professional technicians throughout his 40‑year career."

Best Places to Eat and Drink in San Francisco's Financial District (AKA GGU's Back Yard)

The GGU community voted on their favorite spots and the results are in.

BLC 2017: The Changing Consumer Mind

Speaking at the 2017 Bicycle Leadership Conference, consumer psychologist and GGU Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow explains how technology and emotion are rapidly changing consumer behavior.

GGU Project Management Students Chosen for "Next Generation Leaders" Delegation

Project Management students to represent San Francisco at the Western region Project Management Institute (PMI) conference.

Does This 'Millennial' Packaging Make You Want to Buy Shampoo?

Consumer psychologist and GGU Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow discusses the psychology of packaging with Glamour Magazine.

Will We Have a Government Shutdown at the End of April or Just Weak GDP for the First Quarter?

With only a few remaining fiscal days to reach a deal, GGU Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly lays out scenarios for this year's federal budget showdown.

Video: The Massive Transformation of the Business Analytics Market with Oracle VP Rich Clayton

Oracle VP discusses the impact of data analytics on business.

Five Things I've Learned in Graduate School at Golden Gate University

A GGU graduate shares her real-world knowledge.

GGU Law Student Links Intellectual Property Law with Food Pics on Instagram

Venus Ho, a third-year law student in GGU School of Law's Intellectual Property (IP) program, recently won a prize in a student writing competition at the University of New Hampshire.

Why Men Are Not Immune to Eating Disorders

Tom Wooldridge, Chair of Psychology at Golden Gate University, discusses the consequences of misinformation regarding men and eating disorders.

Was The National Enquirer The 'Source' For Devin Nunes's Claim That Trump Was Surveilled?

Enquiring minds -- including GGU Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly -- want to know! Check out his latest HuffPost contribution for more.

Video: Oracle VP Discusses GGU’s Master’s Degree in Business Analytics

VP of Business Analytics Product Group at Oracle, Rich Clayton, talks about Golden Gate University's Master of Science in Business Analytics program.

Accountant Stereotypes are Just Plain Wrong -- Or, What a Career in Accounting is Really Like

Fred Sroka, Dean of the GGU School of Accounting & Bruce F. Braden School of Taxation, explodes myths about the accounting profession.

Berkeley WWII Vet Relives Flying Days in B-17 Bomber

More than 70 years later, WWII veteran and GGU Senior Adjunct Professor William Hermann returns to the sky in the legendary Flying Fortress.

Interview with Dr. Rao Mikkilineni: Business Analytics and Data Security

A discussion of the relationship between Data Analytics and Data Security.

Labor Laws, Diversity, and Giving 100%

Dean Rachel Van Cleave Interviews the President of GGU's Student Bar Association

Making Choices: Successful Bay Area Women Share Their Career Experiences

GGU's Women in Leadership Series features a panel of alumni working in business and law careers.

Golden Gate University Investment Research Club Wins Regional Competition

GGU students advance to the next level of international competition.

What is Hadoop and What is the Technology Behind it?

GGU alumnus and Senior Hadoop Administrator at UnitedHealth Group, Ken Nakagawa, answers questions about a business analytics application.

Which Way Will Trump Turn to Resolve the Big Contradictions in the GOP Corporate Tax Plan?

Commentary by Terry Connelly, Dean Emeritus of the Ageno School of Business.

The Value of a Business Analytics Degree

Gordon Swartz, Dean of the Ageno School of Business, discusses the new Master of Science in Business Analytics degree.

How to Get Better Customer Service, and Skip the Rage

Consumer psychologist and GGU Professor Emeritus Kit Yarrow explain why poor customer service is so maddening.

The Real-Life Gay Rights Activists of ABC's 'When We Rise'

GGU alumna and transgender activist Cecilia Chung is one of five LGBT-rights pioneers depicted in the new television miniseries "When We Rise."

Learning the Real World of Supply Chain Management: The Story of a Chinese Student

An award-winning student describes her international journey.

My Life as a Chinese Graduate Law School Student in San Francisco

Chinese alumna Aileen Huang's experience at Golden Gate University School of Law.

What to Buy (and Skip) on President's Day and Where to Find it

GGU's Professor Emeritus and consumer psychologist Kit Yarrow gives shopping advice ahead of President's Day.

Culturally Sensitive Mental Health Treatment for War-Traumatized Syrian Children

Wajdi Fakhouri discusses an organization he founded that is dedicated to providing culturally appropriate mental health services for some of the world's most vulnerable people.

Cool Business Analytics Visualizations from Business Intelligence Expert Arshad Khan

Arshad Khan, ME, MBA, is an IT professional with expertise in business intelligence built over a 30-year career. He will be teaching Data Visualization and Storytelling as part of GGU's new master's degree program in Business Analytics. View the article to see some visualizations from popular business analytics dashboards.

US - Philippines Relations Under Trump Presidency

Golden Gate University Professor and political analyst Jay Gonzalez discusses US - Philippines relations at the beginning of Donald Trump's presidency.

GGU’s New Master's Degree in Business Analytics Prepares Students for Lucrative Big Data Careers

Golden Gate University (GGU) is now accepting applications for a new master’s degree in Business Analytics (MSBA), which focuses on the application of data analytics to solve real-world business problems.

GGU Announces New Dean for the Ageno School of Business

Golden Gate University welcomes Dr. Gordon Swartz as the new dean of the Edward S. Ageno School of Business. Swartz brings a strong blend of academic knowledge and business savvy.

As Christmas Creeps into Bay Area Stores, Shoppers' Feelings are Mixed

Consumer psychologist and GGU Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow tells the East Bay Times that, for some consumers, retail's early holiday start overlooks the "spirit" of season.

Water Law Symposium Focuses on Bay Delta Issues

Golden Gate University (GGU) School of Law will participate in the 13th California Water Law Symposium, to be held January 21, 2017 at the University of San Francisco. The event is an annual collaboration among six Bay Area law schools, in which students discuss and analyze California’s freshwater resources. A leader on environmental legal issues, GGU's Environmental Law and Justice Clinic is one of the first law clinics in the US to prioritize environmental justice in its work.

Halloween dilemma: How old is too old to be out trick or treating?

“Halloween is the ultimate role play day,” said Golden Gate University professor, Dr. Kit Yarrow, who opined that millennials simply like to express themselves in public ways.

Veterans Conference Calls Attention to Returning Vets’ Legal Problems

Golden Gate University School of Law will hold its fourth Veterans Law Conference on November 3 in an ongoing effort to raise awareness of the legal, health, and employment issues veterans may face as they transition to civilian life.

Separation with US could lead to reduced aid, trade for PH

Professor Jay Gonzalez from Golden Gate university weighed in on the recent announcement of President Rodrigo Duterte to cut ties with the United States during an interview with Balitang America.

Best Online Colleges In California For 2016-2017

Golden Gate University was named Top 10 Online Colleges in California. GGU's distance learning provides students with a virtual classroom in which they will be able receive a well-rounded knowledge of their field of interest. The most beneficial quality of an online degree is the convenience it affords; students will be permitted to study, listen to lectures, and do their homework at whatever pace they are comfortable with.

Golden Gate University Braden Leadership Series Presents Thought Leaders Every Tuesday at Noon

Renowned Bay Area thought leaders share advice and expertise on business leadership at the Golden Gate University (GGU) Braden Leadership Speaker Series, open to GGU students, alumni, and the general public through December 1, 2016.

Professor Karlin on Tax Fairness

GGU Professor of Taxation, Jeffrey Karlin, shares his expertise with WalletHub regarding their recent "Tax Fairness Survey" -- a national inquiry into Americans’ attitudes toward taxation.

Golden Gate University School of Law Celebrates Permanent Overtime Rights for California Domestic Workers

Golden Gate University School of Law’s Women’s Employment Rights Clinic (WERC) has served as legal counsel to the California Domestic Workers Coalition since 2010 in the Coalition’s effort to extend basic wage and hour protections to domestic workers.

SF Searches for Solutions to House College Students

President David J. Fike discusses the housing market in San Francisco as institutions of higher learning are struggling to house their students.

GGU Celebrates Constitution Day by Encouraging Voter Registration

Golden Gate University joins thousands of others around the country in celebrating the 16th annual Constitution Day. Staff from the San Francisco Board of Elections will be on campus September 14 and 15 from 3:30 to 6:45 pm to register voters and to answer questions about the November ballot. The table will be located in GGU's student service center (known as the HUB), located at 536 Mission Street. GGU students, employees, and community members are encouraged to stop by to register to vote and pick up a free copy of the US Constitution.

Golden Gate University Ranked Country's Top University for Adult Students

Golden Gate University (GGU) was named the number one university for adult students in the nation by the Washington Monthly in its annual College Guide and Rankings, Best Colleges for Adult Learners Category.

Golden Gate University Appoints New VP for Finance & Administration

Golden Gate University (GGU) announces the appointment of Bill Lee as its Vice President for Finance & Administration, effective July 1. Lee brings to GGU nearly 20 years of multinational corporate experience, having served as a country chief financial officer (CFO) for Citibank-Asia and as a co-chief financial officer and senior vice president at Visa International. For the past five years, he has held CFO positions at two Bay Area nonprofit organizations: the East Meets West Foundation and Meals on Wheels of San Francisco.

Auburn University names GGU Alumnus Chief Information Officer

Auburn University has named James O’Connor as its Chief Information Officer effective October 1, following a national search. O'Connor earned an MBA with a concentration in information systems from Golden Gate University in 1991.

Alumnus Ken Wrede Offers His New Book Free to GGU Students and Alumni

Alum Ken Wrede (MSc Telecommunications Management 1986) has just published his first book "6 Rabbit Holes of Leadership" (6RHoL) and is making it available to students and alumni free of charge from today, July 25 until Friday, July 29. In The 6RHoL, Wrede discusses six major leadership glitches that many people unknowingly make that may be harming their careers and introduces a new leadership model he has been developing over the last two years - The EndGame Leadership Model. He also points out bad leadership practices and their sources, offering evidence-based practices that can correct poor behavior. Wede's career has spanned a variety of industries including the military, international business, six startup companies, telecoms, and a stint in international security. He has lived in five different countries and worked in ten.

Follow The Money -- Trump, Repealing the Johnson Amendment, and Citizens United

Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly explains the Johnson Amendment, and why Trump wants to tell it "you're fired"!

How to Make Your Vacation Home Your Full-Time Home

GGU Dean Emerita, Mary Canning, offers tax advice for those looking to move into their second home.

Helen Kang contributes to Environment, Energy, and Resources Law: The Year in Review 2015

Professor Helen Kang co-authored the constitutional chapter of Environment, Energy, and Resources Law: The Year in Review 2015, a prominent yearly publication of the American Bar Association. Her Research Assistant, Joseph Baskin, is also credited as a contributing author. Environment, Energy, and Resources Law: The Year in Review is the Section's annual summary of important developments in environmental, energy, and resources law.

Kathleen Morris Publishes Book Chapter in How Cities Will Save the World

Professor Kathleen Morris has published a book chapter entitled "Cities Seeking Justice: Local Government Litigation in the Public Interest," in "How Cities Will Save the World" (ed. R. Brescia, J. Marshall, Ashgate 2016). This book chapter explains that an increasing number of city law offices across the U.S. view themselves as platforms for public interest work rather than mere defense litigation firms. "How Cities Will Save the World" brings together authors with frontline experience in the fields of city redevelopment, urban infrastructure, healthcare, planning, immigration, historic preservation, and local government administration. They not only offer their ground level view of threats caused by climate change, population shifts, and economic inequality, but they provide solution-driven narratives identifying promising innovations to help cities tackle this century's greatest adversities. The book is intended for scholarly and non-scholarly audiences alike.

Doing It Right | How Disclosure Rules, Media Help Rein in Corruption in the US

Public Administration Chair Dr. Jay Gonzalez explores the parallels of corruption in the Philippines and the US in many areas such as education and public transit.

Memorial Day Sales: How to Snag a Good Deal, Guaranteed

Psychology Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow explains why shoppers might pass up the deal for the thrill.

'America First' -- A History Lesson

Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly speaks on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's 'America First' stance and the historical reception of this idea.

How Some Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Will Survive e-Commerce

Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow speaks to the impact the rise of online shopping has had on the in-person shopping experience.

GGU to Co-host 2016 Estate and Trust Planning Conference

Golden Gate University will open its downtown San Francisco doors to CPAs, attorneys, financial planners, and other estate planning professionals for the 2016 Estate and Trust Planning Conference on May 16 and 17. Co-hosted by CalCPA and GGU, this year's conference features content for those who have advanced experience in the field.

Life Insurance Industry Under Investigation

California State Controller Betty Yee (MPA 81) talks to 60 Minutes correspondent Leslie Stahl about controversial life insurance industry practices.

Beepi Adds Online Option in Used Auto Market

Consumer Psychologist and GGU Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow discusses the role convenience plays in consumer behavior.

Elissa Buie Named Top Wealth Advisor by Washingtonian Magazine

Adjunct Professor Elissa Buie, CFP®, co-founder and CEO of Yeske Buie, has been named the Top Wealth Advisor by Washingtonian Magazine as part of the magazine's Top Wealth Advisors listing for 2016.

Elections Inspire Marketers (and Vice Versa)

Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow explains why topical ads receive greater reception rates among consumers.

Forget a Brokered Convention -- a Third Party Candidate Should Yield a Hung Electoral College and 'Take It to the House' to Pick the Winner!

GGU Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly considers legal, political and historical factors to put forth scenarios for the outcome of the 2016 presidential primary elections.

Table of Experts: Tax & Accounting

GGU Schools of Taxation and Accounting Dean Fred Sroka and Professor Dell Hutchinson joined an expert panel to discuss what businesses need to know about navigating today’s complex tax system.

It's the Delegate Count, Stupid! GOP's Tricky Primary Vote Allocation Rules Mean "Get Down to Three or Trump's Home Free"

GGU Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly discusses party allocation rules and the mathematics behind how candidates acquire delegates in the 2016 presidential primary elections.

Presidents Day Sales May Struggle

Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow explains why Presidents Day can be a boon for brick-and-mortar retailers.

The Best Online Colleges in California

Golden Gate University ranks among the very best in online degree programs, offering an experience which help to make the students' experience easy and productive.

Golden Gate Ageno Professor on What Defines a Successful Financial Adviser

Adjunct Professor, Rick Kahler, uses his financial planning expertise to define a successful financial adviser.

The 50 Top Ethnically Diverse Colleges In America

For living up to a mission that "embraces professional ethics and diversity," Golden Gate University earns a spot as one of the most ethnically diverse colleges in America.

Four Ifs by Fed, Two Ifs by Me? Why the Reserve Board Will Likely Keep Its Interest Rate Powder Relatively Dry in 2016

In his latest HuffPost Business blog entry, Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly discusses the motivations and effects of the Fed's decision to raise interest rates.

Three Earn Vice President Status at Benco Dental

GGU alumna Kari Taylor is named Vice President of Sales & Branch Operations at Benco Dental.

10 Ways to Get Better Customer Service Out of Even the Worst Companies

Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow shares tips to combat customer service woes in the post-holiday season.

A Lone Spouse on a Home Loan

Taxation and Accounting Dean Emerita Mary Canning provides insight on the negative impact that a spouse's debts, low income and poor credit can have on a mortgage deal.

4 Essential Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Financial Adviser

Adjunct Professor Rick Kahler shares pivotal information needed to acquire an effective financial adviser via

Gas is Below $2 a Gallon, so Where's the Savings Going?

Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow speaks on the low impact gas prices have on the budget of the majority of middle class citizens.

Behind the Headlines with Damon Conklin

Damon Conklin, Strategic Communications and Policy Advisor, Dewey Square Group, on how effective communication can make or break perception, his passion for being an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University, and the mentor who has guided him through his career.

Bay Area Companies Use Smartphones to Personalize Shopping in Stores

Psychology expert Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow speaks with ABC7 discussing the increasing amount of information businesses retrieve from consumers.

Golden Gate University MS in Taxation Program Ranked Number One in the US by Tax Hiring Authorities

GGU's Master of Science in Taxation program was recognized as the best taxation program in the US in TaxTalent's 2016 Top in Tax Educational Survey, listing the leading undergraduate, graduate and legal taxation programs according to tax employers.

Golden Gate University Alumnus Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, Receives 2015 Bay Area Most Admired CEO Award

Golden Gate University congratulates distinguished alumnus Bernard Tyson (BS 82, MBA 84), and celebrates his leadership and commitment to the community.

Four Reasons This Holiday Shopping Season Will Be Different from the Past

GGU professor emerita Kit Yarrow discusses new shopping trends this holiday season.

Shreveport Airport Authority Names Director of Airports

GGU alumnus Henry Thompson (MBA 02) is named Director of Airports by the Shreveport Airport Authority.

Humbug? Starbucks Cups Cause Social Media Outcry

Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow weighs in on the Starbucks red cup controversy.

Yeske Buie Wins 2015 Charles Schwab & Co. Inc. Trailblazer IMPACT Award

The founders and principals of Yeske Buie, Financial Planning Program Director Dr. David Yeske, CFP® and Adjunct Professor Elissa Buie, CFP®, receive the 2015 Trailblazer IMPACT Award™ on behalf of Yeske Buie.

How Parents Can Help With Jumbo Mortgages

Tax and Accounting Dean Emerita, Mary Canning, tells the Wall Street Journal how classifying a property as an investment can provide significant tax benefits.

Supporting Veterans on the Path from Soldier to Student

Daniel Tripp, GGU Master of Science in Financial Planning student and current reservist in the US Air Force, joins KQED'sForumto discuss the post-9/11 GI Bill® and the challenges veterans can face when they transition to civilian life.

Gov. Brown names San Carlos woman to Boating Commission

Governor Brown appoints GGU alumna Cecily Harris (MBA 88) to the California Boating and Waterways Commission.

Should You Give a Car as a Holiday Gift?

Professor emerita Kit Yarrow explains why a car might not be the perfect present.

Officer Dealt with High-tech Weapons

GGU alumnus Jeffrey A. Brand (MPA 84) profiled in veterans feature by The Sarasota Herald Tribune.

A Huge Welcome to the Oxford Intelligence Team – Now Part of Q4

GGU alumnus Ken Keating (BA 05) joins Q4 as the Director of Global Directives.

Michelle Andre Joins Virtual Incentives as Vice President of Marketing

GGU alumna Michelle Andre is appointed VP of Marketing at Virtual Incentives.

Carrie Larson: 'All Students Deserve a World Class Education'

GGU alumna Carrie Larson (MBA 77) seeks to represent District E in an additional two-year term on the Eagle County Board of Education in Colorado.

Why Christmas Creep Turns Holiday Shoppers into Grinches

Professor Emeritus Kit Yarrow discusses how consumers react when retailers sell holiday merchandise early.

Hard Frescos are Easy to Sip

GGU alumnus Peter Stearns (MBA 12) launches new line of alcoholic beverage called Hard Frescos, made from fermented natural ingredients.

Digital Signage and Experiential Design Agency, Array Interactive, Appoints Jeff Dumo as New CEO

Array Interactive appoints undergraduate marketing alumnus Jeff Dumo as CEO.

Celebrating Over 25 Years in Property Management

Steve Gorman (MBA 85) celebrates a successful 25-year career in property management.

When Death Plays a Role in a Financial Plan

GGU professor Rick Kahler offers expert advice on navigating your financial plan through a serious illness.

2015 Top Online Graduate Programs in Accounting Published by The Accounting Degree Review

The Accounting Degree Review lists Golden Gate University among the 2015 top online accounting graduate programs.

Givaudan Expands Executive Committee

Givaudan appoints GGU alumnus Willem Mutsaerts (MBA 97) as Head of Global Procurement.

Employers Offer Cash to Push Shopping Around for Health Care

Professor Emeritus Kit Yarrow provides expert opinion on trends in employer healthcare incentives.

Always Best Care Names Larry Miramontes Vice President Marketing

GGU alumnus Larry Miramontes takes Vice President of Marketing position at Always Best Care.

Best College Reviews Names the Top 50 Ethnically Diverse Schools In America

Golden Gate University is named one of the Top 50 Ethnically Diverse Schools in America by Best College Reviews.

Tips for Tax-Savvy Homeowners

With tax season just around the corner, Dean Emeritus Mary Canning and others provide tax advice for homeowners.

Twitter Stays Quiet on Rumored Layoff Announcement

Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly analyzes the present economic status of Twitter amidst news of major downsizing.

GGU Law Associate Dean and Professor Cynthia Chandler Receives Fay Stender Award for Outstanding Legal Advocacy for Disadvantaged Women

Associate Dean Cynthia Chandler was selected by California Women Lawyers to receive the prestigious Fay Stender Award for her advocacy for the rights of women in prison. She received the award at the State Bar Annual Meeting on October 8. According to California Women Lawyers, "The annual award is given to a feminist attorney who, like Fay Stender, is committed to the representation of women, disadvantaged groups and unpopular causes, and whose courage, zest for life and demonstrated ability to effect change as a single individual make her a role model for women attorneys." Dean Chandler joins ranks of prior winners such as Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson and Drucilla Stender Ramey. The keynote speaker for the event was Amy Weaver, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Salesforce, Inc. To read more about Dean Chandler's world-changing work, click the link above.

Don’t Lower the Bar for Financial Planners

Adjunct Professor Rick Kahler analyzes recent CFP certificate qualification changes made by the CFB Board.

Inovar, Inc. Hires New VP of Operations

Inovar taps GGU alumnus Bernie Schneider as new VP of Operations.

Centrify Appoints New General Counsel and Board Member

Alumnus Murray Demo (MBA 87, Alumnus of the Year 05) is appointed to the board of directors at Centrify. Demo is the former CEO of Adobe Systems, LiveOps, Postini and Dolby Laboratories.

To Disney or Not To Disney

Psychology Professor Emeritus Kit Yarrow discusses the psychological and emotional affects that Disney's brand and characters have on consumers.

Is the Market Being Pushed Down to Help CNBC, Trump, and a Few Speculators?

Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly speaks on those who may benefit from a market downturn (via The Huffington Post).

The Catamaran Company Announces New Members of Management Team

GGU alumnus John Peterson joins Gemini Catamarans as VP of Sales and Marketing.

What You Don't Know About Social Security Can Hurt You

Financial Planning Program Director Dr. David Yeske talks to Forbes about his research on how well Americans understand Social Security.

The National Law Journal Names Patrick J. Coughlin M&A and Antitrust Trailblazer

The National Law Journal names Patrick Coughlin (JD '83) an Antitrust Trailblazer. Patrick, a partner at Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman Robbins LLP, has an impressive background in securities and antitrust, having served as lead counsel in securities cases like the famous Enron and Joe Camel cigarette ad cases. Recently, Patrick led the charge against major credit card companies in interchange fee litigation and "swipe fees" charged to consumers and the limited negotiating power merchants had in the matter. To read more, visit Patrick's GGU Law profile by clicking the link below, or to read about his recent honor, click the link above.

Yelp Board of Directors Appoints Diane Irvine as Chairperson

Yelp appoints GGU alumna Diane Irvine as Chairperson on the Board of Directors.

SF Businesses Struggle to Switch Credit Chips

IT Management Chair Judith Lee speaks on the low number of San Francisco businesses prepared to process credit chips.

Reyes Appointed Vice President of Sales at Market Rates Insight

GGU alumnus Alexander Reyes (MBA 95) has been named Vice President of Sales at the San Anselmo firm Market Rates Insight.

Transwestern Enhances Brokerage Services with Addition of Rolf Jourgensen as Senior Vice President

GGU alumnus Rolf Jourgensen (MBA 84) is named Senior Vice President of Transwestern.

Sunnyvale: Neighbors sue to declare autistic boy a public nuisance

A neighborhood in Sunnyvale, CA is up in arms over the presence of an autistic child whom they claim is violent to the point of being a public nuisance. The plaintiffs in this case further claim that the presence of the child had a chilling effect on home prices in their area. With the judge issuing a preliminary injunction by the judge to block the child from "does not strike, assault, or batter anyone in the neighborhood or their personal property," the child and his family have relocated. Professor Stephen Rosenbaum, a staff attorney with the Women's Employment Rights Clinic (WERC) weighs in on the controversy, stating that this is a matter that should have been settled through mediation. To read more, click the link above.

When is a Fed Rate Hike Not a Rate Hike? Maybe When it Just Drops the Zero and Goes Back to the Future!

Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly discusses the possibility of an interest rate hike and the current status of the market.

Calhoun Named President of Southeastern Technical College

GGU alumnus Larry Calhoun has been named President of Southeastern Technical College in Georgia, Alabama. Calhoun graduated with a master's degree in public administration.

John C. Adams Named Head of Commercial Banking for Wells Fargo

Adams, who holds an MBA from Golden Gate University, will oversee more than 140 Wells Fargo Regional Commercial Banking Offices in 38 states and three Canadian provinces.

The Boom for Alts Training is Here

Program Director Dr. David Yeske weighs in on the alternative investment training "boom".

Wild Day on Wall Street After Dow Plunges Nearly 600 Points

Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly discusses the recent stock market plunge and possible causes with ABC7 News.

Millennials Matter: How and Why You MUST Market to this Generation

Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow provides her expert opinion on the importance of marketing your products and services to the "Millennials" and how to effectively reach them.

Aaron Sanders Would Focus on Services in Charlotte City Council At-Large Race

GGU alumnus Aaron Sanders runs for City Council in Charlotte, NC. His top priorities are city services, including streetcar and light rail projects.

Indian-American Appointed Police Chief of California's Martinez City

GGU alumnus Manjit Sappal has been appointed Police Chief of Martinez. Sappal holds a master's degree in public administration.

New Novel by Michele Duva Stars Brilliant Couple Fated to Love Forever

The latest novel by GGU Tax alumna Michele Duva explores the relationship between cosmology, math and Mayan beliefs and how they shape the human condition in love and loss.

23andMe Taps Former Adaptive Biotech Exec as CFO and Head of Ops

GGU School of Taxation alumnus Dean Schorno is named CFO and Head of Operations at genomics giant 23andMe.

Viratech Corp. Announces Fred Schiemann as its New CEO

Braden School of Taxation alumni Fred Schiemann has been named the CEO of Viratech Corporation.

Can the GOP's 2016 Presidential Hopefuls Sway Fil-Am Voters?

Filipino American political analyst and Golden Gate University Professor, Jay Gonzalez, weighs in on the GOP debate's top performers and the likelihood that this crop of Republican candidates can rally support from Fil-Am voters.

Ex-Chef Professor from Taiwan Inducted to US Culinary Hall of Fame

GGU Ageno School of Business alumnus Bill Sy has been inducted into the US Culinary Hall of Fame.

Jerry Brown Appoints David McCray as a Justice on California Courts-Martial Appellate Panel

GGU alumnus David McCray is appointed as a Justice on California Courts-Martial Appellate Panel by Governor Jerry Brown.

Michael Lee Joins Realty ONE Group as Managing Broker of the San Ramon Office

Ageno School of Business alumnus Dr. Michael Lee joins Realty ONE Group as Managing Broker of the firm's San Ramon office.

The 20 Fears That Are Keeping You From Being Rich

Director of financial planning Dr. David Yeske and industry notables discuss 20 fears hindering your financial success.

Get Smart on Back-to-School Spending

Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow advises parents on how to survive the stressful task of back-to-school shopping.

How to Create a Less-Stressful Workplace

In our competitive environment, law firms and businesses are constantly seeking ways to become more efficient, more productive, and more profitable. Ironically, the stress associated with our fast-paced economy may be causing employees to lose their abilities to work productively. Professor Michele Neitz provides a framework for reducing stress in one's life and in one's workplace. To read more, click the link above.

Money Tips for the Newly Married

Program Chair Dr. David Yeske offers financial advice to newlyweds.

5 Brands That Bleed America's Red, White, and Blue

Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow weighs in on the top brands that best represent American culture and values according to a recent survey.

Advisers: Greek Crisis Creating a Buying Opportunity

Financial Planning Director Dr. David Yeske, CFP® weighs in on Greece's financial woes and the reaction of financial advisers via The Wall Street Journal.

4 Qualities a Financial Adviser Ought to Have

Adjunct Professor Rick Kahler examines the four qualities clients believe a financial planner should possess.

Margins & Missions... Not Moonshots: Pathways to Better U.S. Higher Education

Dean Rachel Van Cleave authors a chapter on how to recreate legal education for a modern audience in a book focused on saving higher education in the United States. The book, Margins & Missions... Not Moonshots: Pathways to a Better U.S. Higher Education, states that higher education institutions face unprecedented peril from a perfect storm of economic and demographic challenges. Declining enrollments, drastically reduced state and federal government funding, and excessive growth of support and administration costs have left many universities in a cash-strapped financial conundrum. In addition, student loan debt exceeds U.S. credit card debt and serious questions are being raised about the ROI (cost to value) of a college degree. To address these critical issues, over 30 diverse and prestigious thought leaders contribute innovative ideas to help re-imagine, re-engineer, and re-invent the business of higher education -- with a focus on the pragmatic, the achievable. -- Click the link above to learn more or to purchase the book.

Sea Level Rise, Saltwater Intrusion and Endangered Fisheries - Shifting Baselines for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan

As sea levels rise, salt water begins to intrude on endangered fisheries. Professor Paul Kibel provides a legal framework for change in shifting the baselines for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan. -- Read more about this proposal by clicking the link above.

Expanding Pride in Our Workplaces

As business leaders. we need to recognize that our policies, our workplace culture and our institutional ethos radically impact the lived experience of equality for our LGBT customers and employees. In a discriminatory world, passivity (i.e. just ensuring you don't actively discriminate) can easily send a mixed or unintended message. Even in progressive places like the San Francisco Bay Area, LGBT folks have an experience of discrimination and disfavor that shapes their expectations. -- To read more, click the link above

15 Ways to Retire Early

Financial Planning Program Director Dr. David Yeske teams up with The Huffington Post to share some insightful tips on how young adults can begin preparation for retirement.

Golden Gate University Congratulates the 2015 NBA Champions, the Golden State Warriors!

Golden Gate University is now the Proud University Partner of the Golden State Warriors! GGU joins a small group of well-known companies and popular brands across the nation that enjoy a partnership with the Golden State Warriors. The partnership will enable Golden Gate University to reach millions of Warriors fans across the Bay Area and beyond. Golden Gate University and the Golden State Warriors are both deeply rooted in the Bay Area and share a commitment to serving and uniting our diverse community. Click the link above to see photos from the Warrior's Celebratory Parade and Rally, including "The Bay's Team" float sponsored by GGU!

Symposium on Kerry v. Din: Kerry v. Din as a Troubling "Terrorism" and "National Security" Case

Professor Carrie Rosenbaum writes about the troubling U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Kerry v. Din, pointing to Justice Scalia and Kennedy's reliance on "...national security and hints at the 'political question doctrine' to justify secrecy and no process, or no meaningful process, particularly in the context of a deeply flawed statute..." To read more, click the link above.

What Happens When Law Students Unplug?

Dean Van Cleave interviews Professor Michele Neitz about her Disconnect Challenge 2015 event, where she and four students decided to limit, and schedule, their internet and mobile device use for several weeks. Checking the internet only three times a day, students and faculty found that their concentration and focus improved. To read more about the challenge and the benefits of disconnecting, click the link above.

Expert: Shared Passion Makes Warriors Fans Powerful

Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow uses her expert opinion to explain the supportive nature of a Warriors' fan.

Why 'Thinking Like a Lawyer' is Good for Business

Are lawyers good for business? Dean Rachel Van Cleave writes about the benefits of hiring law school graduates, and attorneys, for one's business, particularly for management roles. Her article, which appears in the San Francisco Business Times, explains the value that a JD brings, including risk management, communications, and more. Read the story by clicking the link above.

Must Judges Follow Children’s Wishes Over Their Custody?

Must judges follow children's wishes over their custody in divorce proceedings? A new article by Professor Benedetta Faedi Durami discusses this increasingly common scenario, determining that "allowing children to voice their preferences in family disputes is beneficial for all parties involved." -- Click the link above to learn more.

'Flexibility' will Lead to Overfishing

Depleted fish stocks in California have serious environmental implications. Professor Zeke Grader explains the history of fishing laws as he prepares to fight HR1335, which is before the House of Representatives, which would "gut its key provisions, trading long-term sustainability for ephemeral short-term gains." Read more about Professor Zeke Grader's attempts to defend the Magnuson-Stevens Act, which protects our fisheries by clicking the link above.

Mindful Mentoring of Corporate Leaders

Dean Rachel Van Cleave writes about corporate compensation and the utility of mindful mentorship for C-level executives as both a means of enticing new leaders, and as a means of ensuring positive, ongoing leadership. Click the link above to read the full article.

The Hazards of Financial Advisers Who Are ‘Just Like Family’

Adjunct Professor Rick Kahler explores the positive and negative aspects of becoming 'close' to one's clients.

Coupons: Why They Might Wind Up Costing You Money

Professor Emerita, Kit Yarrow, compares the spending habits of consumers with and without coupons concluding that shoppers with discounts tend to spend more.

Despite Drought, Demo Crews Douse Candlestick Park Rubble With Drinking Water

Professor Helen Kang, who advocated for the environmentally safe demolition of Candlestick Park, learns that the wrecking crew has been using thousands of gallons of clean drinking water a day to simply hose down dust. Finding the waste in face of an ongoing drought of significant proportion, Professor Kang weighs in on the situation alongside other water use advocates. To read more, click the link above.

How Boomers Can Avoid Going Bust in Retirement

David Yeske, Director of Financial Planning, provides his expert opinion on properly preparing for retirement.

Mobile-Game Makers Try to Catch More 'Whales' Who Pay for Free Games

The Wall Street Journal speaks with Kit Yarrow, Professor Emerita, on the multi-billion dollar mobile game industry and the strategy behind it's success.

When Family Meets Business: The Challenge of Work/Life Balance

Professor Michele Benedetto Neitz writes about the struggles of work/life balance in today's law firms, using several illustrations of dos and don'ts for law firm management. Her story begins with a law firm that used work/life balance as the punch line of an April Fool's Day joke, which led to a great deal of irritation amongst the firm's employees. After explaining the challenges of achieving a work/life balance, Professor Neitz moves on to how such balance can be achieved, providing illuminating examples of firms that have made it a reality through an innovative approach.

Artist and Sledgehammer Games Creator Glen Schofield Opens "Icons" Exhibit at Alma Mater Golden Gate University

Golden Gate University (GGU) announces "Icons", the first major exhibition of works by Glen A. Schofield -- a California artist, GGU alumnus, and co-founder and CEO of Sledgehammer Games -- on view from May 21 until May 29, 2015.

Golden Gate University Announces New President

The Board of Trustees of Golden Gate University (GGU) announces the appointment of David J. Fike, Ph.D., as its new President, effective August 3, 2015. He succeeds Dr. Dan Angel, who will be retiring after a nine-year tenure.

Uber and Lyft Face Legal Test

Uber & Lyft, arguably at the center of the "sharing economy," are embroiled in lawsuits over whether their drivers are employees or independent contractors. The court's ruling could make or break the companies, forcing them to change their business model, which in turn could make the ride sharing companies too expensive to compete with local cab companies. Read more about the debate, and the lawsuits, by clicking the link above.

The Pressures on Today's Students

Dean Rachel Van Cleave writes a letter to the editor about two prior articles that spoke to how we ought to treat our country's students. One article assumed that we ought to allow some students to fail in order to allow others to succeed, while the other reviewed student culture in Palo Alto where failure is not considered an option. Dean Van Cleave argues that there is a middle ground, where we teach our students resilience and grit, while supporting them and helping them to learn from our failures, and from their own. To read the full article, click the link above.

State Supreme Court Will Revisit Rest Break Payment Issue

Professor Hina Shah, Director of the Women's Employment Rights Clinic (WERC), recently weighed in on whether workers should be compensated for their mandatory rest breaks. The CA Supreme Court recently decided to hear an appeal brought by security guards hoping to be paid for their rest breaks. According to Matthew Blake at the Daily Journal, "That opinion came just weeks after the state Supreme Court ruled for a separate class of security guards in Mendiola v. CPS Security Solutions, 217 Cal.App.4th 851 (Cal. App. 2nd Dist., July 3, 2013), a strikingly similar dispute over rest break payment. Justice Carol Corrigan found 'on-call hours constituted compensable hours worked' because the guards remained under the employer's control.'The justices found that remaining available to work is work,' said Hina B. Shah, a professor at Golden Gate University School of Law who filed an amicus brief for the security guards in Mendiola. 'I'm confident that Mendiola will help clarify the court's framing work for reversing Augustus.'" To read the full story, click the link above.

Ready for Marriage? Evaluating the Supreme Court's Oberfell Arguments Like a Pro

"Oral argument binds no judge. Even when the Justice meet in conference later this week to discuss the case and "vote," the opinions expressed at that point remain preliminary and nonbinding. A Justice can change her or his mind; it's happened in the past and will again. Nevertheless, oral argument does give us some indications of how each Justice is leaning on the day the Court hears the case and it can highlight the elements of the parties' arguments that a particular Justice is unconvinced of or persuadable on. So, what should you listen for when you listen to the oral argument recording? What should you look for in the same-day transcript? What questions or comments from the Justices indicate -- might indicate -- that the conventional wisdom is right or wrong to expect a victory for marriage equality?" Click the link above to find out what you should be looking for.

At Chipotle Or a Stadium, the Cost of 'Promposals' Adds Up

Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow attributes an increase in outlandish 'promposals' to possible social media attention.

From Mock Trial to Real World Court, GGU Center Preps Litigators

This story by Lawdragon, an online legal news publication, features Professor Wes Porter, and the GGU Law Litigation Center. Professor Porter has been the Director of the Litigation Center for six years, where he has championed a shift in legal education toward practical skills training. Under his guidance, students train rigorously in essential lawyering skills. This, coupled with continuous feedback in order to foster rapid improvement, a factor missing in traditional legal education, have earned GGU Law an A+ grade from The National Jurist in Practical Skills Training, an area of education deemed essential by the ABA for all future attorneys. To read the feature story, and to learn more about GGU Law's Litigation Center, click the link above.

GGU Law's WERC Earns Honorable Mention

The Women's Employment Rights Clinic of Golden Gate University School of Law (WERC) received an honorable mention in this year's Clinical Legal Education Awards (CLEA) for Best Public Interest Case or Project. WERC serves as legal counsel to the California Domestic Worker Coalition ("Coalition"), providing technical and legal advice to the Coalition. The Coalition consists of eight California based worker center organizations. The Coalition sponsored several bills to end the unfair treatment of domestic workers in California and to create industry-wide standards. On September 26, 2013, California's governor signed into law AB 241, the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights. The bill extends overtime to approximately 100,000 domestic workers who spend a significant amount of time caring for children, elderly and people with disabilities. It is one of the greatest expansion of overtime in California since the 1970s. Drawing on their expertise in representing domestic workers, WERC provided critical legal analysis to the Coalition on existing rights, gaps in coverage and advice and counseling on strategic decisions. WERC faculty and students drafted bill language based on the Coalition's priorities, helped with messaging, trained Coalition members on the law, reviewed worker hearing testimony, submitted written analysis on the impact of proposed changes and met with legislators and the Governor's staff. WERC brought a client-centered approach to legislative advocacy, providing a framework and structure for the role that lawyers play in grassroots advocacy in empowering the members of the coalition to be leaders in their own campaigns. WERC was an integral part of the community-based, worker-led legislative campaign that is linked to a national movement for transforming rights for domestic workers. For more information, click the link above.

Farmers in Court Over Fears That Effort to Save Fish is Upending Their Water Rights

Professor Paul Kibel explains the combined effects of the CA drought and farmers water use on native fish populations. This environmental drama has developed into a power struggle that has found itself in the Third District Court of Appeal, as the future of California water rights are questioned in the name of protecting endangered fish. DailyJournal subscribers may click the link above to read more.

How to Lock In a Great Mortgage Rate

Dean Emeritus, Terry Connelly, provides his expert opinion on how to pinpoint the perfect moment to lock in a rate.

Understanding the "Backfire Effect"

Kit Yarrow, Professor Emerita, discusses emotional decision making or the 'Backfire Effect' with Ogilvy chairman Chris Graves.

What I Learned in India About Financial Advice

Adjunct Professor Rick Kahler travels to India to report on the universal misunderstanding of financial advice.

Shopping: The Ultimate Antidote to Finals Stress

Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow provides her expert opinion on the benefits of retail therapy during stressful periods.

Prof. Wes Porter Named ACE Fellow

Professor Wes Porter was named as an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow for the 2015-2016 academic year. He is one of 47 professors and deans nation-wide to earn this distinction this year. According to ACE President, Molly Corbett Broad, "over those five decades nearly 2,000 higher education leaders have participated, with more than 300 Fellows having served as chief executive officers of colleges or universities and more than 1,300 having served as provosts, vice presidents and deans. "Professor Porter is law professor at GGU Law where he is also the director of the school's reputable Litigation Center. He has created nationally recognized programs at the law school and National Jurist Magazine recently recognized GGU Law with an A+ rating in practical training, with a ranking of #12 in the nation. Before joining the academy, Professor Wes Porter served as a trial attorney in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate Generals Corps (JAG), an Assistant U.S. Attorney and a Senior Trial Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he was awarded the Assistant Attorney General Award for Distinguished Service. His scholarship focuses on injustices in criminal law, evidence and procedure from the perspective of the accused and he has emerged as a leading advocate for legal education reform and practical skills training across the curriculum. Click the link above to read the full article an to learn more about ACE.

Viewpoint: Assessing the Legacy of 'Pao v. Kleiner Perkins'

Dean Rachel Van Cleave examines Pao v. Kleiner Perkins, evaluating both our justice system and what makes a case a "landmark." Finally, she explains what some of the lasting effects of this case may be. Click the link above to read the full article.

Adjunct Prof. Longfelder on Gender Discrimination

Adjunct Professor Michal Longfelder weighs in on Pao v. Kleiner Perkins, a gender discrimination suit that recently concluded and is awaiting a verdict. Ellen Pao was hired at Kleiner Perksins, a venture capital firm well-known in Silicon Valley, as a junior partner venture capitalist and Chief of Staff for the John Doerr, the company's head investor. John Doerr was widely seen as a mentor to Ellen Pao. However, during Pao's time at Kleiner Perkins, she alleges she was discriminated against due to her gender, which ultimately resulted in her termination. The CBS interview, which includes Adjunct Professor Michal Longfelder is available by clicking on the link in the title above.

'Whatever, Janet' Indeed -- Fed's Yellen Outfoxes the Bond Bullies, Finesses Rate Policy, Buoys Investors

Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly speaks to The Hufffington Post about the current fluctuation of the GDP and the resulting investor behavior.

Empathy in Understanding Combat Veterans

Dean Rachel Van Cleave writes a letter to the editor about the use of empathy in understanding combat veterans, and she explains the efficacy of the Veterans Legal Advocacy Center (VLAC) at GGU Law.

It's Not a Junk Drawer. It's an Archive of an Interesting Life

Kit Yarrow, Professor Emerita, spoke with NPR's Linton Weeks to discuss what your junk drawer says about you.

The Fate of Uber & Lyft: A Legal Question

Dean Rachel Van Cleave discusses recent Lyft & Uber cases, which center on determining whether the drivers are employees or independent contractors. This story caught national headlines when federal judges, in two separate cases, denied motions for summary judgment by the defendants in each case. Dean Van Cleave explains that the legal test for determining whether one is an employee or an independent contract, set last year in Alexander v. FedEx, is quite fact-driven, which makes it hard for a judge to rule in favor of a motion for summary judgment in many cases. -- Click the link above to watch the news report.

GGU Alumnus Wins 2015 SPUR Good Government Award

GGU alumnus and Port of San Francisco Deputy Director Peter Dailey has received SPUR's 2015 Public Managerial Excellence Award for his leadership in managing the design, financing and project implementation of the recently opened James R. Herman Cruise Terminal at Pier 27.

Taxpayers Say They Plan to Spend Refunds Responsibly

Professor Emerita and consumer psychologist Kit Yarrow reviews consumer behavior and research findings to conclude behavioral changes are unlikely.

The Real Reason So Many of Us Crave the Apple Watch

Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow explains the psychology behind consumers' obsession with Apple's newest technological innovation, the Apple Watch.

First Impressions of the 2016 Field

Dean Emeritus and economic expert Terry Connelly shares his first impressions of prominent political figures via a blog post featured on the

A Sense of Purpose May Help Your Heart

Kit Yarrow, Professor Emerita, provides her expert opinion on the benefits of identifying your purpose and it's link to one's health.

Tips for Homeowners to Ease the Tax Bite

Mary Canning, Dean Emerita of the Accounting and Tax Schools, tells The Wall Street Journal how homeowners can use energy-efficient upgrades to reduce their tax burden.

This 'n' That on a Tuesday Morning

Kit Yarrow, Professor Emerita, analyzes techniques used when "upselling" items to current customers in the food industry.

The Rewards From Effective Reform Could Be Great

GGU Law adds its voice to the call for IP reform. Professor William Gallagher, and 50 other IP scholars from around the nation, recently sent Congress a letter requesting statutory IP reform, citing the tremendous increase in patent litigation at the hands of Patent Assertion Entities (AKA Patent Trolls). Countering the claims of lobbyists, they write that the "evidence indicates that the net effect of patent litigation is to raise the cost of innovation and inhibit technological progress, subverting the very purpose of the patent system."

How Restaurants Get You to Spend More Money

Kit Yarrow, Professor Emerita, speaks with the Daily Herald to analyze the psychological affect item placement has on the average consumer.

Blocking Minimum Wage Increase, Boehner Relies on Lies

Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly dissects House Speaker John Boehner's actions toward a possible minimum wage increase.

Financial Advice Is Good, but Emotional Well-Being Is Better

Rick Kahler shares with the emotional benefits of financial advising.

Equality Principles in Sub-Federal Immigration Laws

Professor Carrie Rosenbaum explores the effects of preemption of non-federal immigrant laws, like California's TRUST Act. Specifically, she contends that federal law does not preempt state TRUST Acts, which may lead non-federal organizations to regulate immigration law on their own accord. - Click the link above to read more, and to download Carrie Rosenbaum's full scholarly article published in the Chapman Law Review (2015)

Taxi Company Partners With Flywheel, Rebrand to a Bright Red Cars

Kit Yarrow, Professor Emeritus, provides her expert opinion on whether or not the Taxi Company should partner with Flywheel.

IOU 240 Euros, It's My Problem; IOU 240 Billion Euros, It's Your Problem!

Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly provides his expert advice on the buying and selling of stocks and bonds when considering international governments.

Best Online Bachelor's in Accounting: Students Before Profits Award 2014-2015

GGU's Bachelor of Science in Business with an Accounting Concentration makes the 2014-2015 list.

Maybe the Federal Reserve Has Been Right About the US Economy All Along

Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly reviews economic reports to make a conclusion about the Federal Reserve.

Governor Appoints Golden Gate University Professor to the California Board of Accountancy

Governor Appoints Golden Gate University Professor to the California Board of Accountancy

Dean Limelight: Rachel Van Cleave

"I've learned that we can't always have the answers, but with the right mindset and an excellent team, we can find some pretty good -- maybe even very good -- solutions," she said. That she has such a team in her faculty, staff and advisers, she said, enables her to see what are arguably troubled times for law schools including Golden Gate as a "transformative opportunity for legal education that can only benefit students." - Lawdragon Campus. Click the link above to read the full story.

Coalition Statement on EPA's Response to Address Aviation Lead Pollution

According to a press release issued by Friends of the Earth, Professor Deborah Behles, and an environmental protection cohort, filed a petition on behalf of the Friends of the Earth to address the level of lead in aviation fuel. Recently, "the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a response to a petition filed by environmental groups urging the agency to address lead emissions from aviation gasoline ---- the largest source of airborne lead emissions in the country. Lead has been banned from paints and automobile gasoline, but the toxic chemical still remains in the gasoline used by small, propeller-driven airplanes and other general aviation aircraft. Children are particularly susceptible to the harmful effects of lead, and research shows that children who live near general aviation airports have elevated blood lead levels. The EPA had previously set a deadline of mid- to late 2015 to issue its official determination that lead emissions from aviation gasoline could endanger public health and welfare. But In today's response, the EPA pushed that schedule back by three years, with a final determination not coming until 2018 ---- fifteen years after Friends of the Earth first called on the EPA to address this issue and decades after EPA first recognized the potential impact of lead in aviation fuel." To read the full article, please click the link above.

Why Won't People Guard Their Wealth?

Rick Kahler speaks with Time to share his financial expertise on protecting your wealth. His methods of protection include utilizing LLCs, trusts, and other entities.

Professor Laura Cisneros Elected Chair of the AALS Constitutional Law Section

GGU Professor Laura Cisneros has been elected by the Association of American Law Schools to chair the section on Constitutional Law. Founded in 1900, AALS also serves as the learned society for the more than 9,000 law faculty at its 178 member schools, and provides them with extensive professional development opportunities, including the AALS Annual Meeting which draws thousands of professors, deans and administrators. ... Click the link above to read more.

Ex Parte Requirements at the California Public Utility Commission: A Comparative Analysis and Recommended Changes

Professor Deborah Behles recommends changes for the CA Public Utility Commission.

Candlestick Park Will Go Out With a Wrecking Ball, Not a Bang

Professor Helen Kang Champions Environmental Rights in San Francisco

CNBC, The Lame Duck Network: Shilling For Short Sellers and Hating Obama Are Not Enough Anymore

Dean Emeritus, Terry Connelly, offers commentary on the true bias of CNBC.

Labor Decision in Security Guard Case May Set New Precedence

"Employees required to stay at a worksite while on call should be compensated for all their hours, including sleep time, the California Supreme Court has ruled in a case involving a company based in Gardena. The state's highest court said Thursday that security guards who were obligated to stay in trailers on worksites in case they were needed were entitled to be paid for their time, even if they spent it watching TV, scouring the Internet or dozing... The greater the control a private employer exerted on on-call workers, the more likely that employer would be obligated to pay for all employees' hours, according to The Times. Golden Gate University law professor Hina B. Shah, who sided with employees in the case, representing nonprofit groups as friends of the court, told the newspaper that the ruling was a "a tremendous victory for California workers." "This decision will ensure that absent an explicit exemption, on-call workers in any industry are entitled to payment for all of their time," said Shah, adding that the ruling would particularly affect domestic workers who live in homes while attending to children or the elderly. Hospital and government workers would not be affected, she said. Jim Newman, general counsel for CPS Security Solutions Inc., the defendant in the case, agreed the impact would be "huge."

Being an Optimist May be Good for Your Heart

Kit Yarrow, Professor Emerita, discusses the link between psychology and health according to extensive research and industry analysis.

Puppy vs. Puppy: Tail of Super Bowl Ads

Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow discusses the most popular Super Bowl ads and what factors contribute to their success.

Suit Against State Bar of California Spurs Calls for New Lawyer Discipline Model

The internal warfare at the nation's largest state bar is reviving criticism that its disciplinary system is weak and lets bad attorneys off the hook. Some say the episode shows a broken, dysfunctional institution that needs restructuring to properly police its more than 249,000 members. "The state bar for the last generation has been a completely dysfunctional organization," said Peter Keane, a former state bar vice president who teaches at Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco. "It seems to survive somehow, but... it gets worse with each iteration." To practice law, attorneys must be members of the bar, a public corporation created by the state legislature. The bar collects yearly dues that largely fund its operations. In November, Dunn -- an ex-Democratic lawmaker from Orange County -- was removed from his $259,000 executive director's post after four years. Within days, celebrity attorney Mark Geragos filed a lawsuit for Dunn alleging "glaring injustices, unethical conduct and massive cover-up that has crippled the State Bar's ability to function."

Striking at What it Means to be French

On Jan. 7 two gunmen slaughtered 12 people in the center of Paris. The horror would have been the same had they gunned down people at a tourist site or a supermarket, but by attacking the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, they shattered the essence of French identity. Merely hours after the attack, a scroll through Facebook yielded a sea of "Je Suis Charlie" profiles and announcements of protest rallies organized all across France. Collective national grief overwhelmed social media: We were all Charlie, and we were all wounded at our very core. To understand the depth of that reaction, one has to understand what Charlie Hebdo symbolizes.

On-call Workers Entitled to Pay for All Hours Spent at Job, Court Rules

Employees who while on call are required to stay at a worksite should be compensated for all their hours, including sleep time, the California Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday. In a decision written by Justice Carol A. Corrigan, the state's highest court said security guards who were obligated to stay in trailers on worksites in case they were needed were entitled to be paid for their time, even if they spent it watching TV, scouring the Internet or dozing. Golden Gate University law professor Hina B. Shah, who sided with employees in the case, called the decision "a tremendous victory for California workers."

Has Technology Killed the Jewelry Industry?

The jewelry industry has experienced a steady decline in sales in recent years. Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow discusses the influence technology has on buying decisions via an article on Pacific Standard.

The Business School Dean's Quiz for 2015

Dean Emeritus, Terry Connelly, provides a 33 question quiz that is comprised of questions that won't be answered until the end of 2015. Compare your predictions on the popular news topics with the former Dean's.

Avoid These 5 Pitfalls That'll Undermine Your New Year's Resolutions

Professor Emerita, Kit Yarrow, provides insight on why you may not complete resolutions set at the beginning of the year.

Viewpoint: Time to Abolish the 'Inquisitorial' Grand Jury System

Incidents in Ferguson have exposed an antiquated part of our criminal justice system. Dean Rachel Van Cleave examines the history of the Grand Jury and argues they should be abolished. Click above to read more.

Can Community Pressure Reverse the Dangerous Secret Lennar-City Decision to Implode Candlestick Stadium?

Professor Helen Kang, alongside Joe Baskin and Raymond Tompkins, published an article regarding the possible demolition of Candlestick Park and the environmental health hazards that may follow such an event. "Although Lennar Urban is reported as saying that the decision about whether to implode the stadium will be made in the spring, in actuality the San Francisco Planning Department made that decision in September. That decision went unreported, and the residents of Bayview did not know about it." The article concludes powerfully by noting that, "Mementos of the old stadium should not lodge in young children's lungs." Click the link above to read more.

Last Minute Shopping Rush Underway In Bay Area

Dean Emeritus, Terry Connelly speaks on the economical factors influencing consumer spending during the holiday season. Declining gas prices, holiday sales, and payment plans are some factors utilized.

The Fright Before Christmas

Dean Emeritus, Terry Connelly, uses the poem, "Twas the Night Before Christmas" as inspiration for a financial themed poem used to depict the stock market, taxes, and financial planning.

Putting Money Lessons for Teens Under the Tree

Kit Yarrow, Professor Emerita, speaks with USA Today to discuss how gift exchanging can become an educational experience for parents and their status-conscious offspring.

The "One Percent" Lead Holiday Retail

Professor Emerita, Kit Yarrow, uses her psychological expertise to analyze holiday spending among the average consumer.

Christmas Card Tradition Fading

Kit Yarrow, Professor Emerita, speaks to the connection between technological advancements and the diminishing amount of holiday cards being mailed in 2014.

California Supreme Court to Review North Coast Railroad Environmental Lawsuit

Professor Helen Kang and the Environmental Law Justice Clinic will represent a California environmental group to argue before the CA Supreme Court that publicly owned railroads must comply with California's Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Life and Experience Make College More Meaningful

Dean Rachel Van Cleave writes a letter to the editor of the New York Times to explain the virtues of having older, non-traditional students and veterans in the classroom.

A Financial Planner's Most Important Job Isn't What You Think It Is

Adjunct Professor, Rick Kahler, shares with one of the most common misconceptions of a financial planners job.

Golden Gate University Appoints Two New Deans

GGU names Fred Sroka as Dean of the Bruce F. Braden School of Taxation and the School of Accounting and Dr. Nate Hinerman as Dean of Undergraduate Programs.

How to Maximize Your Holiday Gift Giving by Shopping Smart

Professor Emerita, Kit Yarrow, utilizes principles from her most recent book release, "Decoding the New Consumer Mind" to shed light on ineffective shopping habits and how to spend money wisely this holiday season.

Healthy Gifts How to say " I care" not "you are fat"

Kit Yarrow, Professor Emerita, shares gift ideas for the health conscious to that include researched backed information to consider when gifting this year.

5 Reasons Why You Give Such Awful Presents

Professor Emerita, Kit Yarrow, uses research and her experience in psychology to advise shoppers on how to purchase gifts recipients will love.

When Moving On, First Protect Client's Interests

As lawyers change firms, they must be careful to protect their clients' interests, which can sometimes get lost in the shuffle. A few takeaways of this article are:1. There are limits on soliciting new clients2. Attorneys may not withdraw from employment until the member has taken reasonable steps to avoid reasonably foreseeable prejudice to the rights of the client3. Lawyers continue to owe past clients a fiduciary duty, including that of loyalty4. Attorneys and firms must notify clients if an attorney is leaving their case

Could the Oil Price Crash Kill Keystone XL?

Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly gives insight into the financial implications of the pipeline.

Meet Sara Matlin, New Bolder Advocacy Counsel

GGU Alumna Sara Matlin is thrilled to join the Alliance for Justice's Bolder Advocacy Initiative in Oakland, CA as the Bilingual West Coast Counsel. In her new role at Bolder Advocacy, Sara empowers Spanish- and English-speaking nonprofit organizations to become more courageous leaders in policy change movements. Through training and coaching, Bolder Advocacy staff demystify and decode advocacy laws, so that community change organizations can be assertive in pursuing their social justice goals. Sara graduated with a JD from Golden Gate University School of Law in 2009 and a BA from Stanford University in 1996. She is the chair of the ACLU of Northern California - North Peninsula Chapter and a founder of the San Mateo County Coalition for Immigrant Rights. Sara began her career in policy change advocacy in 1988. She's excited to use her community organizing and training experience, along with her Spanish/English bilingualism, to broaden the advocacy work of social justice organizations in California and across the country.

How to Beat Marketers' Jedi Mind Tricks

Kit Yarrow, professor emerita, speaks on how to avoid over-purchasing and buyer's remorse by following simple shopping tips.

Curbing the Urge to Splurge on Bargains

Kit Yarrow, professor emerita, speaks with Southern California Public Radio to explain why we buy and how to avoid spending too much on the wrong things during the holiday season.

Apps Stirring Holiday Bargain Insanity

Kit Yarrow, professor emerita, shares her insights discovered through research on the effect apps have on our holiday purchasing.

Stop Making These 5 Shopping Mistake And You Won't Overspend

Professor Emerita, Kit Yarrow, list 5 shopping mistakes bargain hunters make when trying to save during the holiday season.

Black Friday Brings Out Family Ties, Primal Side

Professor Emerita, Kit Yarrow, speaks on the success of Black Friday from a psychological standpoint.

Shhh... The American Economy Is on the Brink...of a Boom!

Terry Connelly, Dean Emeritus, sheds light on the good and the bad regarding the American economy focusing on Q4.

Food, Sex and Giving to Charity

Marketing Professor Michal Strahilevitz speaks on the link between donating and our own well-being.

Obama Didn't Open Floodgates to Migrants

Carrie Rosenbaum, professor of immigration law at GGU, discusses the limitations of Obama's executive order on immigration.

Elissa Buie on Financial Times Top 100 Women Financial Advisers List

Distinguished Adjunct Professor, Elissa Buie, has been named one of Financial Times' inaugural FT Top 100 Women Financial Advisers for 2014.

Obamacare Dominoes: If Federal Subsidies Fall at the Supreme Court, so Do the Individual and Employer Mandates--Game Over!

Dean Emeritus, Terry Connelly, speaks on the possibility of Federal insurance subsidies being eliminated and the effect that will have on Obamacare users.

Column: Understand the Mind of Your Buyer

Professor Emerita, Kit Yarrow, speaks on the significance of focusing on consumer viewpoints to effectively market products.

Rethinking Capitalism: The Commodification of Religious Expression

Laura Cisneros presents her paper at the Fifth Annual Constitutional Law Colloquium at Loyola University Chicago

Man Arrested on Federal Charges for Operating Silk Road Spin-Off Website

Professor Marc Greenberg is interviewed by Channel 7 News (KGO) about local and global police efforts to shut down hundreds of Darknet (See also: Deep Web) websites that traffic illegal drugs, arms, and services. Last year, another local Bay Area resident was arrested for running Silk Road, which primarily trafficked drugs and counterfeit documents.

Golden Gate University Wins San Francisco Trial Lawyers Mock Trial Competition

Golden Gate University School of Law (GGU Law)took first place in The San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association's (SFTLA) annual Mock Trial competition, earning the title, "Best of the Bay," for the third consecutive year and fourth first place win in five years. This year, GGU Law beat Santa Clara University, Stanford University and University of California, Hastings in the intense, day-long competition.

Homeowners: Fall Planning Brings Spring Tax Savings

Dean Emerita, Mary Canning, gives tips for getting the most from home deductions.

Fear-Mongers on TV Spook Equities: Just in Time to Buy Cheap Before Great Earnings!

Dean Emeritus, Terry Connelly, offers his expert opinion to advise those looking to make a profit in the current market.

Elissa Buie Appears on Washingtonian Magazine's List of Top Money Advisers for the Fifth Time

Elissa Buie, Distinguished Adjunct Professor, is acknowledged for her contributions to the financial industry.

Decline in Gas Prices Might Not Continue for California

Professor Emeritus, Kit Yarrow, speaks on the effect gas prices has on consumer spending habits.

Ask the Mompreneur: Boost Sales by Using the Psychology of Business

Professor Emeritus, Kit Yarrow, speaks on the link between psychology and business success.

GGU Law Hosts Second Annual Veterans Law Conference

John Keker and Will Gunn spoke at GGU Law's Second Annual Veterans Law Conference on issues affecting veterans' health, education and employment. The conference also featured a panel led by Colonel John Haramalis who moderated Doctor Robert Owen (UCSF), Keith Armstrong, Keith Boylan, and Mary Wright on major issues affecting our communities veterans

A Conversation With Bill Suter

The former Clerk for United States Supreme Court visits GGU Law.

How Much Should You REALLY Spend on an Engagement Ring?

Professor Emeritus, Kit Yarrow, joins the conversation regarding acceptable engagement ring purchasing practices.

Yahoo Beats Earnings Expectations But Analysts Expectations Still High

Terry Connelly, Dean Emeritus, offers his expert opinion on the topic of Yahoo's recent financial performance.

Boost Sales by Using the Psychology of Business

Professor Emeritus, Kit Yarrow, shares her professional opinion on the link between psychology and business.

Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbons Sell Because They're Meaningless

Professor Michal Strahilevitz offers her expert opinion on the meaning of the pink ribbon.

Viewpoint: Want to Learn to Think Like a Lawyer? It's 'Elementary'!

Dean Rachel Van Cleave writes an article in The Recorder about the essentials of mindfulness and other habits that are key to truly "thinking like a lawyer."

Will CNBC Market Negativity Again Bail Out Short Hedge Funds?

Terry Connelly calls CNBC on the carpet on their gloomy predictions.

A "Hung" Senate with No Majority on November 4? Could Senate Independents Take Charge, Break Gridlock?

Dean Emeritus, Terry Connelly, speaks on senators, their importance, and the consequences of a "hung senate"

7 Questions with Judi Cohen of Warrior One

he 7 Questions With… interview series will give you an inside glimpse into the lives of various individuals Judi Cohen involved in the legal profession, but in very different ways. Today we're exited to welcome Judi Cohen, who practiced and taught law for 25 years before founding Warrior One LLC, which offers Essential Mindfulness for Lawyers® trainings and mindfulness-based executive coaching.

Invest the Time to Find the Best Financial Advisor for You

Distinguished Adjunct Professor Dave Yeske provides the steps one should take when searching for their ideal financial planner.

California Consent Law Seen as Model by Berkeley Students

Law Dean, Rachel Van Cleave, discusses California's new consent law.

California enacts sex consent for campuses

Dean Rachel Van Cleave weighs in on California's new "Yes Means Yes" and its implications for university processes for sexual assault suspects.

California Will Now Protect Women From Horrific Form Of Prison Abuse

California adopted legislation late last week protecting prison inmates from forced sterilization following disturbing reports that female prisoners had been sterilized without their consent. The bill, signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Thursday, makes it illegal to sterilize inmates for birth control purposes in state correctional facilities. The procedure continues to be allowed in life-threatening medical emergencies, or to treat a previously diagnosed condition.

Unanswered Questions for a Consequential Autumn

Terry Connelly adroitly argues an assortment of autumnal affairs.

Omni-channel is not Just a Buzzword

"When we see the world through the eyes of our consumers, we make better marketing decisions," says Kit Yarrow.

Starbucks Looks to Expand its Consumer Base with New Guinness-Flavored Latté

Kit Yarrow explains the marketing psychology behind Starbuck's new flavors.

Many Young People are not in a Position to Splurge

Kit Yarrow advises brands to woo younger consumers -- even if they don't yet have the means to buy those big-ticket items.

The MBA Goes Online

Ageno School of Business Dean, Paul Fouts, emphasizes the importance the school places on teacher/student engagement during online course sessions.

What's the Craziest Thing You've Ever Worn to Work?

Marcia Ruben discusses the changes in workplace attire over the years.

Larry Ellison Selects Top Two Brass to Fill CEO Role

In the midst of weak earnings, Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly ponders why Larry Ellison is giving up the reins.

Market Manipulators Are Back in Season for the Fed "Septaper" Sequel: "Septighten"

Terry Connelly gives an update on "quantitative easing."

Why Urban Outfitters Won't Stop Offending People

Kit Yarrow tells Time that the attention is worth the flak.

U.S. Military Accountability for Extraterritorial Environmental Impacts: An Examination of Okinawa, Environmental Justice and Judicial Militarism

Local resistance to the relocation of a U.S. military base to a Bay threatening an endangered sea mammal off the coast of the island of Okinawa raises important issues regarding the extraterritoriality of U.S. environmental laws, the role of the courts in reviewing military operations and ultimately environmental justice. These issues are being played out in an island community that for centuries has tried to survive by balancing great powers, China, Japan and the United States. Okinawans now find themselves a minority subject to discrimination in Japan and still suffering from the impacts of the legacy of U.S. occupation and continued use of U.S. bases on their culture, economy and environment. Federal courts continue inconsistently to sort out the extraterritoriality of U.S. laws, including environmental laws. Already one federal court has applied the National Historical Preservation Act to this controversy in Okinawa. Strong arguments remain that the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act should also apply to the U.S. military's actions in Okinawa. Although the modern U.S. Supreme Court has reversed earlier cases and given great deference to military operations, a form of judicial militarism, environmental justice demands and case laws allows these environmental laws to shape U.S. military conduct on Okinawa and protect its environment.

Perspectives: Domestic Workers Movement: "Transformational Social Change" One Worker at a Time

Rocío Alejandra Avila, a Senior Fellow at the Women's Employment Rights Clinic of Golden Gate University School of Law reflects on the power of transformative social change on the one year anniversary of the California Domestic Worker Bill of Rights.

Perspectives: Domestic Workers Movement: "Transformational Social Change" One Worker at a Time

Rocío Alejandra Avila, a Senior Fellow at the Women's Employment Rights Clinic of Golden Gate University School of Law Writes About Domestic Worker's Rights

Golden Gate Expands Veterans Services Inspired by Diplomat's Death

The killing of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens in 2012 ignited a political firestorm about how well the U.S. protects its personnel, from diplomats to soldiers, serving in dangerous environments abroad.At Golden Gate University's law school, it was the genesis of a different movement: supporting veterans who had already completed their military service. The effort begun by Dean Rachel Van Cleave led to the creation of the Veterans Legal Advocacy Center, which brings together a variety of programs to assist veterans pursuing careers in the law and now includes a clinic in which students help veterans obtain health benefits they're unable to get on their own.

Mobility Math: More Folks Renting = Fewer Mortgages = Lower Deficit and Lower Unemployment

Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly discusses how the mobility trend affects business.

Golden Gate Expands Veterans Services Inspired by Diplomat's Death

The killing of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens in 2012 ignited a political firestorm about how well the U.S. protects its personnel, from diplomats to soldiers, serving in dangerous environments abroad. At Golden Gate University's law school, it was the genesis of a different movement: supporting veterans who had already completed their military service. The effort begun by Dean Rachel Van Cleave led to the creation of the Veterans Legal Advocacy Center, which brings together a variety of programs to assist veterans pursuing careers in the law and now includes a clinic in which students help veterans obtain health benefits they're unable to get on their own.

Remembering Judy McKelvey, Law Dean Emerita

Judy McKelvey, beloved Dean Emerita and Professor at Golden Gate University School of Law, died on August 10, 2014. She is fondly remembered for her kindness and for championing the movement of women into legal practice in the 1970s.

1 in 4 Millennials Lacks Health Insurance

Kit Yarrow says that many young people lack the fear needed to pursue coverage.

How to Be Nosy About Your Financial Adviser's Finances

Rick Kahler gives advice on how to tactfully broach the subject.

Malls: Changing Times, Changing Tastes

Consumer attitudes have shifted around shopping, says Kit Yarrow.

Hobby Lobby and Social Justice: How the Supreme Court Opened the Door for Socially Conscious Investors

In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the Supreme Court upended the traditional foundations of corporate law. By allowing corporations to exercise legally recognized religious rights, the Court changed the very nature of a corporate entity. Moreover, the Court defied the conventional doctrine providing that the purpose of a corporation is to make profit for its shareholders. The case is being both praised and denounced by observers, but no one has yet fully analyzed how the Court's reasoning paved the way for social impact investors to use the corporate form as a vehicle to achieve their objectives.

Dating Goes to the Dogs: Sites Promote Bringing Pets on Dates

Michal Ann Strahilevitz notes the importance of a common interest when dating.

Small Business Owners Don't Save Enough for Retirement

Financial planning professor, David Yeske, discusses investment strategies for small business entrepreneurs.

The Next Big Battery Disruption Isn't Coming Next Year

Michal Strahilevitz says that when it comes to our gadgets, batteries are letting us down.

What Your Junk Drawer Reveals About You

Kit Yarrow discusses the psychology behind the junk drawer.

Ebola Is Not Spread By Air -- But Ebola Panic Is: Just Listen to Rush Limbaugh's Radio Program

Terry Connelly, Dean Emeritus, speaks on the Ebola epidemic, and how word of the disease is contributing to wide spread panic.

Portfolio Assessments Help Online Students Earn Credit

U.S. News features GGU Undergraduate Program's use of portfolio assessments to translate work experience into course credit.

United Airlines Forgets to Fill in Blanks on Generic Apology Note

Marketing Professor Michal Ann Strahilevitz recommends businesses change their customer service tactics in the age of easy information sharing.

Selfies Are So Over, Welcome to the Era of the 'Usie'

Michal Ann Strahilevitz, Marketing Professor, talks about the social function of group selfies.

Broken News: Is the Crazy Weather Getting to Our Collective Sanity?

Terry Connelly, Dean Emeritus, speaks about questionable behavior from society and even political parties.

A Gym for Dogs: The Latest Addition to the Canine Industrial Complex

Psychology Professor, Kit Yarrow, predicts a boon in dog fitness.

OKCupid Admits To Manipulating User Data, And It's Not Alone

Professor Kit Yarrow, Ph.D. speaks on consumer manipulation to increase purchases.

As You Age, You Need to Protect Your Money -- From Yourself

GGU Financial Planning Professor, Rick Kahler, explains why he couldn't help his client when she became delusional.

Bio-Rad Announces the Appointment of Joel McComb as a New Board Member [Global Data Point]

Alumnus Joel McComb, MBA, is acknowledged for past accomplishments and announced as the newest board member for Bio-Rad.

DC Circuit Decision Isn't Just About Obamacare Subsidies: It Also Kills the Employer Mandate

Dean Emeritus, Terry Connelly, questions the interpretation of the court on federal exchanges.

Yerdled Yet? New Shopper Tools Save Money and Planet

Kit Yarrow explains how certain values differ in young consumers, and how those differences influence the way they shop.

State Senator Leland Yee Hit with New Racketeering Charge

GGU Law Dean Emeritus, Peter Keane, discusses the legal tactics of the new charge against Yee.

Golden Gate University Launches Program for Aspiring Business Owners

This fall, Golden Gate University will launch its first Small Business Program designed to help its alumni become successful small business owners. The year-long pilot program is free, thanks to a $300,000 grant from Chevron.

The Hobby Lobby Ruling: Hobby Horse, One-Trick Pony Or Citizens United 2.0?

GGU Dean Emeritus, Terry Connelly, discusses the June 30, 2014 decision of the United States Supreme Court in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.

Bay Area Caregivers File Class-action Lawsuit Against Leading Nationwide Health Care Services Company

The Women's Employment Rights Clinic of the GGU School of Law are bringing a class-action lawsuit against a nationwide health care services company, alleging that personal caregivers need better working conditions, including breaks and at least minimum wage.

Caregivers File Suit against Kindred Healthcare and Affiliates for Wage and Hour Violations

The Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) and the Women's Employment Rights Clinic of Golden Gate University School of Law along with the law firm of Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson, P.C., filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of in-home and facility caregivers in the California Superior Court, Alameda County against Kindred Healthcare, Inc. and affiliated companies Professional Healthcare at Home, LLC and NP Plus, LLC, alleging failure to pay minimum wage and overtime and various meal and rest period violations, among other claims.

DBA Student Michael J. Becker Receives Edward N. Mayer, Jr. Education Leadership Award

Michael J. Becker, GGU DBA student, has just been named the 2014 recipient of the Edward N. Mayer, Jr. Education Leadership Award for Marketing EDGE, the educational support arm of the Direct Marketing Association. He will be recognized on October 25th at an awards dinner held during the annual research summit associated with the annual meeting of the DMA. Previous winners are luminaries from the direct and interactive industry and academia, including John Deighton, Harvard professor and editor of the Journal of Consumer Research.

Shades of Enron: the Legal Ethics Implications of the General Motors Scandal

"Where were the Lawyers?" is becoming a predicable refrain in response to any wide-ranging corporate scandal. General Motors is battling a rising deluge of lawsuits, investigations, and government fines in the wake of its February 2014 recall of millions of cars for a safety defect. The defect, a faulty ignition switch, is allegedly responsible for 13 fatalities and hundreds of injuries. The sorrow of the tragic loss of life in this case is now joined by growing public anger about a cover-up at the company to avoid liability for the defect. GM's engineers and managers may have known of the problem as early as 2004, and OM's in-house lawyers apparently knew about the defect in 2013 or earlier. The facts are still developing in this story, and the release of an internal investigation report last week directed by Anton Valukas answered significant questions. The actions of OM's lawyers clearly raise significant legal ethics ramifications.

Engaging Work, Working While Engaged

Several recent items have led me to reflect on the meaning of work. Law students often ask my advice about their careers, and I typically ask them what they enjoy. "Do what you love and you'll never work a day" is one of my favorite quotes. Therefore, Gordon Marino's piece in the New York Times, Sunday Review, A Life Beyond 'Do What You Love' (May 18, 2014), gave me pause. Marino questions whether the advice of do what you love is really sound advice, as well as whether it is advice only for the elite who might have the luxury of following their passion. I certainly love my current job, and I have always loved the different jobs I have held. What should I tell these law students and recent graduates, especially when the legal profession is undergoing tremendous transformations and remains a challenging job market?

Coal Pollution and Climate Change

Professor Alan Ramo writes a letter to the editor about the environmental effects of coal pollution

Paging Dr. Derrida: A Deconstructionist Approach to Understanding the Affordable Care Act Litigation

Laura Cisneros discusses the defects of sovereignty federalism and cooperative federalism.

Comic Art, Creativity And The Law

The book examines the impact contract law, copyright law (including termination rights, parody, and ownership of characters), tax law and obscenity law has on the creative process. It considers how these laws enhance and constrain the process of creating comic art by examining the effect their often inconsistent and incoherent application has had on the lives of creators, retailers and readers of comic art. It uniquely explains the disparate results in two key comic book parody cases, the Winter Brothers case and the Air Pirates case and offers an explanation for the seemingly inconsistent results in those cases. Finally, it offers a detailed discussion and analysis of the history and operation of the "work-for-hire" doctrine in copyright law and its affect on comic art creators.

Divorces Can Mean Cake and Eating it, Too

With divorce parties on the rise, some bakeries are now making special cakes just for the occasion.

What Will be Summer 2014's Big Story? A Top 10 List of Candidates

Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly thinks the Economy will be this summer's main story. What stories do you think will be big?

Legal Response to Support Renewable Energy in China

Making the legal case for sustainability in China, Peter Oniemola sites a GGU Law Review paper.

What Law Schools and Lawyers Can Do For Veterans

Dean Rachel Van Cleave of Golden Gate University School of Law writes about what law schools and veterans can do to support veterans in their communities

Kit Yarrow Q & A: Decoding the Hidden Cues That Make You Buy

Kit Yarrow tells how our brains have changed, and how consumers can avoid the pitfalls of shopping today.

Screening "Documented" -- A Film by an Undocumented American

Positively Filipino and Golden Gate University Edward S. Ageno School of Business present a film by Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas: Documented.

Documentary by Fil-Am journalist Vargas to screen at Golden Gate University

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas' film Documented screened at Golden Gate University April 19 to an audience of nearly 200.

Bay Area Filipino-Americans Closely Watching Obama's Manila Visit

Jay Gonzalez, professor of government and Global Filipino Studies, Ageno School of Business, speaks with Michael Krasny

Filipino Gun Culture Has Deep Roots

Dr. Jay Gonzalez observes that, "Filipinos have a long history with guns."

SF screening of "Documented"

Prof. Gonzalez, chair of GGU's Public Administration dept. in the Ageno School of Business: "Vargas is a rock star in the immigrant-rights community."

Brand Names in NY Standardized Tests Vex Parents

Nike and other brands on New York State standardized tests raise concerns of product placement. Professor Strahilevitz comments.

Ready to Connect Home While Abroad? Don't Count on Finding WiFi.

Need wifi abroad? Professor Strahilevitz says travelers would rather pay a bigger overall hotel bill than pay extra for wifi

The Most Outlandish Charity Trends: Is It About Vanity?

Professor Strahilevitz comments on the selfish side of charity. Often, giving is motivated by more than a desire to help others. This doesn't mean it won't have an overall positive effect.

¿Por qu é Google puso Google Glass a la venta s ólo un d ía?

GGU Professor Michal Ann Strahilevitz comments on the strategy behind the one day window to buy Google Glass

April Showers Hit Markets: Bring an Umbrella to Trade

Terry Connelly takes a look at the troubles facing the stock market this spring.

Documentary by Fil-Am journalist Vargas to screen at Golden Gate University

Prof. Gonzalez comments on the upcoming screening of "Documented" at GGU.

Lawyer for "Shrimp Boy" Blames Feds for Predicament

GGU Law's emeritus Dean Peter Keane comments on new tactics from "Shrimp Boy's" lawyers in Senator Yee scandal. Keane says it is likely the lawyers are laying the groundwork for an entrapment defense.

Sledgehammer Games' Glen Schofield Named Speaker for Golden Gate University's Graduate Commencement Ceremony

Glen Schofield, video game guru, will be speaking at GGU Commencement Ceremonies .

Golden Gate University Screens Film by Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist

Golden Gate University will screen the award-winning film "Documented" by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas

When to Refuse LinkedIn Connection Requests

With social networks, quality may be more important than quantity. GGU Marketing Profressor Strahilevitz weighs in.

Coinstar Goes After the Gift-Card Resale Market

New Coinstar machines allow consumers to trade in giftcards for a portion of the value in cash. Kit Yarrow explains how this frees consumers.

Gender and Violence in Haiti: Women's Path from Victims to Agents

Women in Haiti are frequent victims of sexual violence and armed assault. Yet an astonishing proportion of these victims also act as perpetrators of violent crime, often as part of armed groups. Award-winning legal scholar Benedetta Faedi Duramy visited Haiti to discover what causes these women to act in such destructive ways and what might be done to stop this tragic cycle of violence.

Dentist Entangled in Leland Yee's Corruption Case

Dr. Gonzalez's observations on Leland Yee's case

Dr. Gonzalez Speaks with Gil Gross about Wilson Sy Lim's Arrest and Connection to Leland Yee.

Dr. Jay Gonzalez speaks with Gil Gross about Wilson Sy Lim's arrest and Lim's connection to Leland Yee

Dentist Entangled in California State Senator Yee's Corruption Case

GGU professor Jay Gonzalez questions likelihood of Philippine arms deal involving Senator Yee and a Daly City dentist

Former Border Patrol Agent Recalls His First Meeting with Famed Labor Organizer

GGU Alumn Michael G. Harpold recalls his first interactions with Chavez on the Mexican/American border.

Fighting for Obamacare Through Stage IV Cancer

Michael Robertson, aid to the President of the United States and a GGU Alumnus, is fighting for Obamacare through stage IV cancer.

YOUR MONEY - Getting the biggest caffeine buzz for your buck

Marketing professor Michal Ann Strahilevitz says drinking coffee for many is less about caffeine content and more about ritual.

Will Virtual Reality Be Next Big Thing Across Technology?

GGU Professor Michal Ann Strahilevitz suggests virtual reality has applications outside of gaming -- including long-distance-learning.

Golden Gate University Professor Leads Bill Limiting State Prison Sterilizations

Cynthia Chandler, an adjunct professor at GGU Law and co-founder of the Oakland-based prisoner rights group Justice Now, pushes for an end to prison sterilizations, gathering data and firsthand accounts from female prisoners about questionable and damaging surgeries.

Anatomy of a Market Lie: CNBC Misreads the Fed and Helps Out Short Sellers

GGU's Terry Connelly criticizes CNBC for misleading financial reporting. Connelly analyzes the consequences of CNBC's misstep, which led investors to believe that Federal interest rates would increase earlier than expected.

A Nation at Waste: The long-term unemployed and job discrimination

Professor Hina Shah writes about California Assembly Bill 1522 and how it will affect sick leave for low-income workers in some very surprising ways

Data breaches prompts shoppers to question loyalty programs

In light of December's epic data breach at Target, many consumers are questioning the liability that could come with participating in loyalty programs.

Can Dunkin' Donuts Rewards Compete with Starbucks?

Loyalty programs work really well, obviously, if it's something you buy pretty regularly.

Strength in Numbers

Teaming up with another person can improve your odds of keeping a New Year's resolution

Data breaches prompts shoppers to question loyalty programs

In light of December's epic data breach at Target, many consumers are questioning the liability that could come with participating in loyalty programs.

Can Dunkin' Donuts Rewards Compete with Starbucks?

Loyalty programs work really well, obviously, if it's something you buy pretty regularly.

Strength in Numbers

Teaming up with another person can improve your odds of keeping a New Year's resolution

America's Downton Abbey Economy

Terry Connelly argues that Downton Abbey mirrors the changing economy in the U.S.

One Five-minute Fix Could Help You Meet Savings Goals

Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow provides advice on savings based on psychological research to CNBC.

The Worst Christmas Gifts of All Time

Kit Yarrow discusses adult consumer behavior during the Christmas season.

Kit Yarrow's observations on sponsored shopping sprees are quoted in the WSJ

At a time of year when many workers anticipate a Christmas bonus check or a holiday ham, some companies say one of the best ways to reward outstanding performance and inspire employee loyalty is a chance to shop til they drop.

Mort Cohen Receives Jefferson Award

GGU Law Professor Mort Cohen is honored for his public service.

What Your Halloween Spending -- Particularly, Your Choice of Costume -- Says About You

Kit Yarrow discusses adult consumer behavior during Halloween.

Identity Theft: What It Is, How It Happens & the Best Protection

Peter Keane, dean emeritus and professor at GGU's School of Law, discusses identity theft.

Scratch Syria -- Now Congress Can Shut Down the Government and Default on Our Debt in Peace!

Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly discusses the markets and Syria.

No Fed Tapering in September; October Surprise Makes More Sense

Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly anticipates Bernanke's next move.

Martin Pring Interview

GGU professor and legendary powerhouse, Martin Pring, discusses his contributions to technical analysis methodology.

Conundrum in the Courts: Zimmerman's Lawyers Win

Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly discusses the recent trial and controversial verdict.

Wearable Technology On The Rise

Kit Yarrow talks about the integration of technology into our lives -- including our clothing.

Did the Banks Dump Treasuries to Boost Their Lending Profits?

Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly analyzes the (ir)rationality of market behavior.

Rental Car Company Eliminates Airport Surprises

Kit Yarrow explains why the car service Silvercar will appeal to younger professionals.

Paint it Gray: The Ambiguous Legal Territory of Jaywalking and Paintball Guns

Professor of Law, Mort Cohen, discusses the geographically-fragmented nature of some California laws.

Men's Wearhouse Ousts Founder George Zimmer

Marketing professor Michal Strahilevitz discusses the risks of firing your spokesperson.

How to Manipulate Equity Markets Down, the Bernanke Way

Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly parses the Bernanke's words.

Eating Healthy on a Budget, it Can be Done

Kit Yarrow explores the consumer psychology of processed food prices.

Jumping to the Fed's Conclusions

Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly talks about the power of the Fed's words.

Retail Federation Finds Grad Gifts Will Get Small Boost

Graduating? Kit Yarrow explains how to get more gifts through social media.

When Shopping is Good for You

Kit Yarrow discusses the positive impacts of shopping.

Q & A on Buying a Home from Fannie and Freddie

GGU Law Professor Roger Bernhardt talks about the fine print of contracts.

50 Shades of Red: GOP Ponders the 2016 Derby

Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly discusses the 2016 Republican Presidential Horse Race

Oakland Police Chief Announces Retirement

GGU Law Professor Peter Keane weighs in on the retirement of the Oakland Police Chief

Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business

Tax Dean Mary Canning named one of the Most Influential Women in the Bay Area.

Will 'Sell in May' Come True This Year?

Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly asks if the old adage will ring true this year.

Guess How Much Today's Kids are Spending on Prom?

Kit Yarrow explains how the desire to provide well for their children affects parents' spending for prom.

New Credit Card Surcharge Rules Offer Opportunities, Challenges for Small Businesses

Kit Yarrow discusses why most retailers are unlikely to tack on a charge for credit card purchases.

Here's How Stores Get You To Buy Stuff Using A Sensory Bombardment

Kit Yarrow explains how our senses influence shopping decisions.

Does the Cyprus 'Bail-In' Open the Door for Private Deposit Insurance?

Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly discusses the possibility of non-government backed insurance on savings.

JCPenney smacks into shoppers' psyches

Kit Yarrow explains that cost often trumps brand loyalty.

Sequestration Weighs Heavily on Americans this Tax Season

Kit Yarrow argues that our confidence in government is weakened by poor communication about sequestration effects.

What Does the Cyprus Bailout Deal Mean for U.S. Investors?

Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly offers his thoughts on the effects of the Euro crisis.

Tax Deductions: Hidden Gems and Hazards

Tax Dean Mary Canning explains that mortgage points must be amortized over the life of the loan.

Tax Season Math: Debt + Refund = Mistake

Kit Yarrow helps explain why we make poor choices when it comes to managing our income taxes.

To Disney or not to Disney?

Kit Yarrow explains why we feel such strong emotions when it comes to Disney.

New Overseer Could Disrupt Oakland Police Routines

GGU Law Professor Peter Keane explains why Thomas Frazier has his work cut out for him.

10 Things Online Reviewers Won't Say

Kit Yarrow argues that online reviews may make consumers change their behavior, but probably not dramatically.

Were Financial Markets Misled by the Fed Minutes?

Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly discusses the nuances of messages from Fed members and others.

Why Isn't the Stock Market Afraid of the Sequester...Yet?

Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly gives a few reasons for the behavior of the markets.

Waste Management: Why Muni Won't Ban Serial Bus-Soilers

GGU Law Professor Myron Moskovitz argues that MUNI would be on solid ground in banning defoulers.

Ask the Experts: Will New Credit Card Surcharge Rules Change the Retail Industry?

Kit Yarrow discusses the effects the new credit card surcharge rules will have on the retail industry.

Barry Bonds Faces Uphill Court Battle While Trying to Get His Obstruction of Justice Conviction Thrown Out

GGU Law Professor Peter Keane discusses the judge who presided over the Bonds trial

Sequestration, Like the Debt Ceiling, Is a Weapon of Mass Destruction

Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly shares his feelings on the debt ceiling law.

Oreo Ad Tweet Wins Super Bowl Blackout Game

Marketing professor Michal Strahilevitz explains how quick thinking can make all the difference with social media.

Super Bowl Ad Winners Conquer Hearts and Clicks

Marketing professor Michal Strahilevitz weighs in on GoDaddy's Super Bowl ad.

Rising Seas Shift Bay Agency's Mission

Adjunct professor Larry Goldzband discusses his new role as the executive director of The Bay Conservation and Development Commission

Wells Fargo Investment Bankers Get Coach to Hone Pitches

Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly explains how the financial industry uses consultants to sharpen employee skills.

The Sleep Industry: Why We're Paying Big Bucks for Something That's Free

Cant sleep? Try reading this article.

Golden Gate University Selects Paul Fouts as New Dean of Edward S. Ageno School of Business

Golden Gate University, the 110-year old private, non-profit University for working professionals that power the Bay Area and beyond, announced that after an extensive search, the University has selected Paul Fouts as the next Dean of its Edward S. Ageno School of Business.

Ten Things the Oscars Won't Say

Kit Yarrow talks to Smart Money about what Gen Y means to moviemakers.

BART Community Policing May Help, But Problems Are Endemic

Law School Dean Emeritus and former San Francisco Police Commissioner Peter Keane comments on a new strategy BART says will lead to better policing.

Bay Area Could See 5 Dollar a Gallon Gas by Summer

Terry Connelly, dean emeritus of the Ageno School of Business speaks to the potential repercussions of rising gas prices.

Businesses Cash in on Anti-Valentines' Day

Kit Yarrow talks to theBoston Globeabout the psychology behind the rebellion against Valentines' Day.

How Important Is a Company's Image to Customers?

How much do customers really care about the sometimes-unsavory practices behind the products they love? Kit Yarrow weighs in.

GGU Alum Named Chair of The Executive Leadership Council

Kaiser Permanente President and Chief Operating Officer Bernard Tyson to lead prestigious Fortune 500 senior leadership group

Komen Official Resigns over Planned Parenthood Dispute

Michal Strahilevitz tells USA TODAY that the charity must do damage control. ALSO: Listen to Michal's KFPA interview about Komen.

Granite Appoints New SVP, CFO

Jigisha Desai (MBA, Finance) continues his leadership role at the NASDAQ-traded Granite Construction (GVA).

Back-to-school Shopping is Becoming a Summer-long Affair

Kit Yarrow notes that shopping is becoming less seasonal.

Take the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) Program Exam Preparation Classes in San Francisco at GGU

Through a partnership with the local chapter of the CFA and directed by finance professor Dave Kazcorowski, attendees will benefit from in-person instruction for all levels of the exams.

California BanCorp Names Steven E. Shelton President and CEO

Shelton has an MBA from GGU and has worked in financial management and commercial banking since 1983.

San Jose police suspend off-duty work with 49ers amid controversy with moonlighting cop

Professor and Dean Emeritus Peter Keane speaks about persons working as police officers and moonlighting as private security for professional sports teams. Peter Keane states, "They need to make sure that the team isn't hiring police officers to run interference for them with the law."

CFP Board to Offer Exam Discount for Recent College Graduates

GGU's Dave Yeske prompts lower testing fee for graduates of financial planning programs in the US.

Avedro Names James Schuermann Chief Business Officer

Major role in pharma and medical device company taken by MBA in Finance alum.

Former Sheriff Susan Pamerleau Nominated for U.S. Marshal for Western TX District

Graduate of GGU's Executive Master of Public Administration program has her name put into consideration by the President.

GGU professor and alum (MBA/JD) provides quick techniques that can result in major, positive shifts in work and relationships.

Invitae Appoints Christine M. Gorjanc to Its Board of Directors

GGU alumna Christine Gorjanc (MS 91) joins the Board of Directors at Invitae.

Tax Controversy Leaders of 2015

Former GGU instructor Ronald Schrotenboer named as a 2015 Tax Controversy Leader by the International Tax Review.