UCSC in the News
Economist Mike Dooley continues to garner media attention
for his views regarding foreign investment in the U.S. economy,
most recently in Newsweek's cover story about the falling
Research by biologist Donald Croll and his collaborators
on the effects of introduced foxes on birds and vegetation in
the Aleutian Islands was the subject of stories in the New
York Times, Washington Post, Newsday, and online news sites
Live Science and Science Daily.
Sociologist Hiroshi Fukurai was quoted in a San Francisco
Daily Journal article about charges that anti-Semitism influenced
the makeup of jury panels in capital cases in Alameda County
from the mid-1980s to mid-1990s. The New York Times picked
up the story, bringing national attention to claims of bias
in the juror selection process, which is Fukurai's specialty.
Art professor Dee Hibbert-Jones was quoted in the Santa
Cruz Sentinel about a public art project in collaboration
with Santa Cruz County elementary schools.
A story in Science News magazine focused on the planet
formation theories of Douglas Lin, professor of astronomy
and astrophysics. Another story in Science News about
new observations of extrasolar planets included quotes from
astronomer Greg Laughlin.
Economist Rob Fairlie's research on Asian entrepreneurs
was covered by Business Week and KQED Radio, and then
Fairlie fielded a call from Money magazine for an article
on earnings growth among entrepreneurs.
Ira Pohl, professor and chair of computer science, was
quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel story about a new track
in computer game design for computer science majors.
Sociologist Mike Males was widely quoted in a Family
Practice News story about claims that a reported drop in
drug use among teens is linked to a public-service ad campaign.
InsideBayArea.com ran a story about an exhibition of
paintings by art professor emerita Kathryn Metz at the
Wiegand Gallery in Belmont.
A story in the Ann Arbor News about a public lecture
by Paul Koch, professor of Earth sciences, discussed
Koch's ideas about the extinction of mastodons and other large
animals in North America during the late Pleistocene.
Renee Tajima-Peña of community studies was quoted
in a San Francisco Bay Guardian writeup of the film a.k.a.
Berkshires.com announced that American studies professor
George Lipsitz will be the keynote speaker at a conference
to examine the future of ethnic studies at Williams College.
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