June 7, 2004
UCSC in the News
Sociologist Hiroshi Fukurai was interviewed by the Christian Science Monitor about Japan's recent decision to reintroduce the jury system, a change that will take effect by 2009. Fukurai was also interviewed by the Daily Gazette in New York about strategies to create racial diversity on juries.
Newsday published a feature article about history of consciousness professor Angela Davis, focusing on her life and most recent book, Are Prisons Obsolete?
Donald Croll, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary
biology, was featured on KUSP Radio's Life on the Bay program in
a week-long series about Croll's research on marine life in Monterey Bay.
Croll was also quoted in a story in the Santa Cruz Sentinel about
the early arrival in the bay of blue whales this year.
Economist Rob Fairlie was interviewed by a reporter at the Philadelphia Inquirer for an article about black business ownership.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran an article about history major Martin Smith, winner of the Melkonian Prize, the top honor of the UCSC Humanities Undergraduate Research Awards, describing his research on the Vietnam War (see Currents story).
Peter Raimondi, professor and chair of ecology and evolutionary
biology, was featured in a story in the San Luis Obispo Tribune
about the impacts of human visitors on tidepool ecosystems.
Economist Lori Kletzer was featured in a National Journal special report that identified the "people whose ideas who will help shape debate on 10 important issues of the day." Kletzer was singled out for her work on workforce quality.
Arts and Lectures director Michelle Witt and music lecturer Mary Jane Cope were quoted in the Santa Cruz Sentinel about a benefit concert to raise money for a community school for homeless children.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a story about UCSC's Science Illustration Program, with quotes from program director Ann Caudle and several current students.
Psychologist Craig Haney participated in a Commonwealth Club panel
discussion about prison abuse in Iraq that was broadcast on KQED Radio
in San Francisco, and he was scheduled for an interview on KUSP Radio.
Sociologist Mike Males penned an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times that countered the surging stereotype of teen girls as mean bullies. On the contrary, wrote Males, girls today are no more--and usually less--criminal and belligerent than girls a generation ago.