UCSC in the News
Research geophysicist Steven Ward, an expert on tsunamis,
fielded numerous media calls in the aftermath of the disaster
in South Asia. He appeared on local and national TV news programs,
including Dateline NBC, and was quoted in the New
York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, New York Daily News,
Seattle Times, Miami Herald, Palm Beach Post, Whittier Daily
News, Newsweek magazine, other newspapers, and various online
news sites. Ward's tsunami research was also referenced on the
TV shows Extra and Inside Edition and in articles
in the Baltimore Sun, Newsday, Los Angeles Times, Contra
Costa Times, Santa Cruz Sentinel, and many other
newspapers. He has also scheduled an interview with the Discovery
Channel for two upcoming programs on tsunamis.
Gary Griggs, professor of Earth sciences, also fielded
media calls about tsunami risks on the West Coast and was quoted
in the Santa Cruz Sentinel and Metro Santa Cruz.
A sharp increase in the number of entrepreneurs in the United
States, calculated by economist Rob Fairlie, received
a lot of attention from the press, including coverage in the
Sacramento Bee, Arizona Republic, Small Business News, Newark
Star-Ledger, St. Louis Dispatch, Chicago Tribune, Santa Cruz
Sentinel, and Las Vegas Sun.
Assistant arts dean Keith Muscutt was quoted in the
Seattle Times about the downside of adventurer Gene Savoy,
the world's foremost chronicler of a forgotten Peruvian civilization
known as the Chachapoya.
Andrew Fisher, professor of Earth sciences, was featured
in a story in the Toronto Star about his research on
the vast amounts of water circulating through the seafloor and
the microbial communities that live in this hidden world.
Manuel Pastor of Latin American and Latino studies was
quoted in a San Jose Mercury News story about a new study
that found that most Latinos live in neighborhoods where they
are not the majority, although the percentage of Latinos who
do live in Latino-dominated neighborhoods increased from 39
percent to 43 percent from 1990 to 2000.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel quoted literature professor
Susan Gillman about the qualifications of UCSC's new
chancellor Denice Denton.
Research on nerve regeneration by biologists Yishi Jin,
Andrew Chisholm, and others was reported in Medical News
Today and Photonics Spectra magazine.
Anthropologist Triloki Pandey was quoted in a San
Jose Mercury News story about Hindus who exchange Christmas
gifts and have integrated other aspects of the holiday into
their winter traditions.
An article in the Seattle Times about the recent oil
spill in Alaska quoted biologist Jim Estes in reference
to the chances for survival of oiled sea otters.
Economist Lori Kletzer's work on manufacturing job losses
was cited in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article about
outsourcing that ran on the Scripps Howard News Service and
was published by several newspapers.
David Haussler, professor of biomolecular engineering,
was featured on the NPR programs Weekend Edition and
All Things Considered in stories about his efforts to
reconstruct the genome of the common ancestor of most mammals.
For a major story about technology in agriculture pegged to
the introduction of a mechanical orange picker, the Los Angeles
Times contacted sociology professor emeritus Bill Friedland,
who discussed the social changes brought about by inventions
like the mechanical tomato harvester.
The Khaleej Times, an English-language daily newspaper
published from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, quoted theater arts
professor Kathy Foley in an article about preserving
Thailand's traditional art of puppetry.
The Monterey County Herald profiled Professor Emeritus
Theodore Sarbin of psychology and criminology, focusing
on the months Sarbin spent riding the rails during the Depression,
an experience he said shaped his life and work.
History of consciousness professor Barbara Epstein was
quoted in a Berkeley Daily Planet article about a UC
Berkeley professor ousted for his challenges to an increasingly
corporate academic culture.
The New York Sun tapped anthropologist Hugh Raffles
for an article about a flatbed truck accident in Las Vegas that
spilled 480 bee colonies on a roadway.
Psychology's Craig Haney was interviewed by a Brazilian
journalist about U.S. support for capital punishment.
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