December 8, 2003
UCSC in the News
UCSC and Long Marine Lab figure prominently in an article in the December issue of Discover magazine about alumnus Ted Cranford. Cranford earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees here studying marine mammals with the late Kenneth Norris, who is also featured in the story. The article--by another UCSC alum, science writer Shannon Brownlee--details Cranford's investigations of the anatomy and astonishing noise-making capacity of sperm whales. Cranford is now an adjunct professor at San Diego State University.
The New York Times tapped Susanne Jonas of Latin American and Latino studies for a story about the long-term costs of U.S.-led coups in Guatemala and Iran in the early 1950s, and the story ran in Salt Lake Citys Deseret News. Jonas, who delivered a keynote speech during a November conference on "Thwarting Democracy in Iran and Guatemala: What Have We Learned Fifty Years After the U.S.-Sponsored Coups," was also interviewed about Guatemalan politics by Chicago Public Radio.
Hispanic Outlook magazine quoted Francisco Hernandez, executive director of the UC College Prep Initiative, in an article about online education.
A story in the Los Angeles Times about threatened foxes on Santa Cruz Island and golden eagles that are preying on them includes comments from Brian Latta of the Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group. The story also ran on the AP wire service and appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Palm Springs Desert Sun, and other papers.
An in-depth interview with sociologist Mike Males, who specializes in issues of youth, was featured on DRCNet, the online home of the Drug Reform Coordination Network.
Economist Michael Dooleys analysis of the $500 billion U.S. deficit was covered by The Economist magazine and discussed on the EIU RiskWire.
Maggie Fusari, director of the UCSC Natural Reserves, was quoted in a story in the Christian Science Monitor about squatters who live on public lands.
Forensic anthropologist Alison Galloway was quoted in Newsday about the research value of the University of Tennessees extensive collection of human skeletons.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a story about Ken Bruland,
professor and chair of ocean sciences, and his appointment to the Ida
Benson Lynn Chair in Ocean Health.
A front-page story in the San Jose Mercury News described the annual illumination of "Ms. Blue," Long Marine Lab's blue whale skeleton, which gets decked with Christmas lights for the holiday season. Jeannie Humphrey, manager of the Seymour Center's Ocean Discovery Shop, is featured in the article.