April 12, 2004
UCSC in the News
Broadcast media picked up the story of an optical glucose sensor developed by chemistry professor Bakthan Singaram: Singaram was interviewed on KSCO Radio, and KSMS TV in Monterey interviewed Singaram, visiting researcher Rich Wessling, and chemistry professor Todd Wipke.
Brian Walton, coordinator of the Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group, was quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel story about the group's efforts to reduce the number of birds killed by wind turbines. Walton was also interviewed by Earthwatch, a syndicated program broadcast on public radio stations.
Italys classical guitar magazine GuitArt International
ran a feature article about music lecturer Mesut Özgens
multimedia project, New Dimensions in Classical Guitar, detailing his
collaboration with assistant film and digital media professor Gustavo
Vazquez, music lecturer Peter Elsea, and assistant theater
arts professor David Cuthbert. . . . Özgen was also quoted
in a Santa Cruz Sentinel article announcing that he and theater
arts lecturer Tandy Beal were named artists-in-residence for a
second year at the Henry J. Mello Center for the Performing Arts in Watsonville.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a story about research by Anujan
Varma, professor of computer engineering, to develop an optical router
for the Internet.
David Deamer, professor emeritus of chemistry and biochemistry
and acting chair of biomolecular engineering, was quoted in a Chicago
Tribune story about researchers trying to create artificial life in
the laboratory, and in a San Jose Mercury News story about the
prospects for life on Mars.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel quoted music professor David Evan Jones in a story describing his recent trip to Asia with music professor Nicole Paiement and music lecturer Brian Staufenbiel to oversee the Korean premiere of his first opera.
Gary Glatzmaier, professor of Earth sciences, was featured in
a Philadelphia Inquirer article about unanswered questions in science.
Glatzmaier described the mysteries of Earth's magnetic field.
Articles in the San Jose Mercury News and the Berkeley Daily Planet about touchscreen voting machine software developed by the Open Voting Consortium included quotes from computer scientist Arthur Keller, who helped found the consortium.