September 6, 2004
UCSC in the News
Science News magazine turned to astrophysicist Stan Woosley for commentary on stunning new images of a supernova remnant obtained by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, while New Scientist magazine quoted Woosley in a story about gamma-ray bursts.
Psychology's Bill Domhoff was a prominent respondent
in a recent Newsweek cover story about dream research, and
Domhoff also discussed the meaning of dreams with the Palm Beach
Philosophy professor John Doris was quoted in Canada'sNational
Post in an article about research on the nature of goodness to
be funded by the lawyer for Oskar Schindler, using proceeds set aside
from premieres of the film Schindler's List.
Mark Carr, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, was quoted in a San Jose Mercury News article about a state decision to restart efforts to create a network of marine protected areas along the California coast.
The Contra Costa Times and the San Jose Mercury News ran
comments by sociologist Mike Males about the latest
proposal by state Senator John Vasconcellos to lower the state voting
age to 16. Males also discussed youth curfews with The Indiana Lawyer
in a story about an Indiana curfew law that was recently ruled
unconstitutional by a federal court.
San Francisco Chronicle book critic David Kipen lauded literature professor John Jordan, and professor of English and comparative literature Murray Baumgarten in an account of a week he spent at UCSC’s Dicken’s Project, describing it as a "leading international center for Dickens studies that also produces and directs much fine scholarship…that may just be literary California’s best kept secret."
Gary Griggs, director of the Institute of Marine Sciences, was quoted in stories in the San Jose Mercury News and Santa Cruz Sentinel about new funding for the Center for Integrated Marine Technologies.
Social sciences dean and economist Michael Hutchison appeared on a recent KSBW-TV report about job losses in Santa Cruz County, discussing the impact of rising gas prices and the state budget squeeze.
Women's studies research associate Peggy Downes Baskin
was quoted in a San Jose Mercury News article about life and
career choices made by women in their late 20s and 30s. Baskin was also
quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel article about career women
balancing their work and home lives.
An article in New Scientist magazine about the planetary collision that created the moon included quotes from Erik Asphaug, associate professor of Earth sciences.
Politics prof Dan Wirls was interviewed about the U.S. Senate by the Denver Post.
The Chronicle of Higher Education ran a story about "Second-Career Scientists" featuring Jim Kent, a researcher in the Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering, who left a successful career as a computer programmer to earn his Ph.D. in biology at UCSC.
The Los Angeles Times quoted economist Rob Fairlie in a story about jobs data that focused on the self-employed.
Vice chancellor for research Robert Miller was quoted in a story about university technology transfer programs in the Seattle Times.
The Watsonville Register-Pajaronian ran a story about a well-attended bird walk in the Watsonville Slough led by Todd Newberry, professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology.
Sociologist Melanie DuPuis fielded a call from KSCO Radio about her new volume of essays about air pollution.
Alan Litke, adjunct professor of physics, was quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel story about a grant he received for research in neurobiology.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a story about an endowment established
by psychology professor emerita Melanie J. Mayer to
benefit history research in Special Collections at the Library. Ohio's
Journal News also ran a front-page feature story on the endowment.
An article in Wired News about the Tagging of Pacific Pelagics
program for tracking the migrations of marine life included quotes from
postdoctoral researcher Scott Shaffer.
The late professor emerita of art Mary Holmes was
quoted in a Washington Times story about the musical, Crowns,
a tribute to the "hat queens" of the South.
Sea Technology magazine ran an article about the first expedition of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program led by Andrew Fisher, professor of Earth sciences.
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