UCSC in the News
In a personal perspective piece on the San Francisco Chronicle's
opinion page, editorial writer Louis Freedberg hailed the work
of UCSC's New Teacher Center, saying it is "regarded
as the best of its kind in the nation." The piece quoted
director Ellen Moir's admonition that "One of the
best things we can do is invest in the early years of a teacher's
Astronomers Steven Vogt, Greg Laughlin, and Douglas
Lin were quoted in news stories about the discovery of a
rocky planet, including stories in the Los Angeles Times,
San Jose Mercury News, Minneapolis Star Tribune, UPI and
AP news wires, BBC News, CNN.com, MSNBC.com, Discovery News,
and Sci-Tech Today.
James Zachos, professor of Earth sciences, was quoted
in New Scientist magazine and online news sites RedNova.com,
Space Daily, and others, which ran stories about his research
on ocean chemistry during a period of extreme global warming
in the past.
Psychology's Anthony Pratkanis was quoted in an ABCNews.com
story about Howard Dean and the media's coverage of Dean's leadership
of the Democratic National Committee. The story was picked up
by The Frontrunner.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a feature story on 34-year-old
history major Martin Smith, one of the oldest UCSC students
to graduate this year and winner of several awards for his research
on troop resistance to the Vietnam war.
Geophysicist Steven Ward was quoted in a San Francisco
Chronicle story about the risk of a tsunami on the West
Coast, and he was also interviewed about tsunamis on KSBW TV.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a story about engineering
dean Steve Kang, who received a major award for his engineering
research and leadership in education.
Jason Mark, a member of the Center for Agroecology's
apprenticeship program, penned an op-ed about organic food for
the San Francisco Chronicle. Mark, who is working on
a book about food, detailed the role of major corporations in
the growth of the organic food industry.
The Engineering 2 Building was featured in an article
in Architecture magazine.
The San Jose Mercury News wrote up the opening of the
Farm & Garden's market cart, which sells fresh organic
produce and flowers at the base of campus every Tuesday and
Friday through the growing season.
Acoustic Guitar magazine reviewed Music Department lecturer
Mesut Özgen's latest CD of folk-inspired classical
music, Troubadour, describing his playing as "stunningly
versatile and expressive throughout."
An article in Science News about declining fisheries
included quotes from marine scientist Steven Berkeley.
Deborah Abbott, director of the Lionel Cantú
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex Resource Center,
was quoted in a San Jose Mercury News article about the
gender-neutral bathrooms at the Saturn Cafe.
The Salinas Californian reported that Angelica Jimenez
has earned a $20,000 Pister Leadership Opportunity Award to
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