UCSC in the News
Psychology professor Craig Haney was quoted by London's
Independent newspaper about the effects of long-term
solitary confinement in a story about Britons freed after extended
confinement at Guantanamo Bay. Haney was also quoted in the
Day New London (Connecticut) paper about death
row syndrome, in which inmates give up and relinquish
appeals, in its coverage of the postponement of the state's
first execution in 45 years.
Jürg Diemand, a researcher in the Department of
Astronomy and Astrophysics, was quoted in New Scientist
magazine and UPI stories about his research on dark matter.
The New York Times quoted assistant professor of art
Dee Hibbert-Jones in an article about an exhibition featuring
works of art created out of a trash dump in San Francisco.
Manuel Pastor of the Center for Justice, Tolerance,
and Community was quoted in a San Jose Mercury News story
about the gap between the haves and have-nots in
Stephen Thorsett, professor and chair of astronomy and
astrophysics, was featured in a Santa Cruz Sentinel story
about UCSC involvement in planning for a new space-based x-ray
The Santa Cruz Sentinel featured assistant professor
of theater arts David Cuthbert in an article about his
role as lighting designer for actor/comedian Billy Crystal's
hit Broadway show, 700 Sundays.
The Associated Press singled out UCSC in a trend story about
college and university dining halls relying on nearby farms
for fresh produce, meat, and dairy products.
Economics professor Nirvikar Singh has penned two opinion
pieces for the Financial Express (Bangladesh) about economic
reform in India.
Literature professor Paul Skenazy contributed three
book reviews to the Washington Post.
An article in the San Luis Obispo Tribune about a report
on ways to offset harm to ocean life by the Diablo Canyon nuclear
power plant included quotes from Peter Raimondi, professor
of ecology and evolutionary biology and lead author of the report.
United Press International picked up remarks by economist Rob
Fairlie about the drop in interest among legislators in
the digital divide.
Social sciences dean Michael Hutchison was quoted in
a Santa Cruz Sentinel story about the high price of college
textbooks and the different prices publishers charge in the
United Kingdom and the United States.
National Public Radio interviewed social psychologist Anthony
Pratkanis about the government ban on propaganda in light
of news reports that the Bush administration has contracted
with media officials to promote administration policies.
The San Mateo Daily Journal quoted wildlife biologist
Glenn Stewart in a story about the Santa Cruz Predatory
Bird Research Group's education and outreach program.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a front-page story about
the $1.4 million gift by Foundation trustee and alum Kit
Mura-smith to benefit library facilities and provide scholarships
for re-entry students. Channel 8 also covered the story.
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