September 20, 2004
UCSC in the News
Environmental studies doctoral candidate Max Boykoff
made media waves with his analysis of the coverage of global
warming in four top U.S. newspapers. His study generated calls
from the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times,
National Public Radio's Living on Earth program, Nature,
Mother Jones, United Press International, the Connecticut
Post, Air America Radio, KSCO Radio, Environment Writer,
Weatherwise magazine, and the American Meteorological Society.
Grist magazine posted an item on its web site, and Boykoff
appeared on KUSP Radio with environmental studies prof Michael
The discovery of the first Neptune-sized planets outside our
solar system by a group including UCSC astronomer Steven
Vogt was widely reported in the media, including stories
in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco
Chronicle, Contra Costa Times, and online at Nature.com.
Astronomer Douglas Lin, an expert on planet formation,
was quoted in the Mercury News article.
American studies professor George Lipsitz was quoted
extensively in a Los Angeles Times feature about the
recent short-lived explosion of Latino artists on the popular
music charts. Canada's Hamilton Spectator and Virginia's
Daily Press also picked up the story.
The New Teacher Center's work with New York City schools
was covered by the New York Post and Newsday.
Politics prof Mike Urban capped a busy news cycle with
an appearance on National Public Radio's Weekend Edition,
discussing the popularity of blues music in Russia, which is
the topic of his recent book. Urban was also interviewed about
the Chechen War by BBC Radio and KPFK Radio in Los Angeles.
Arboretum director Dan Harder was quoted in a Santa
Cruz Sentinel article about a concert at the Arboretum's
newly refurbished amphitheater.
Assistant professor of film and digital media L. S. Kim
was quoted several times in a Chicago Sun-Times article
about the dearth of jobs for Asian American actors in the United
Economist Lori Kletzer continues to field media calls
about the outsourcing of jobs, the latest from the Minneapolis
Also in economics, Carl Walsh was quoted in a Sacramento
Bee business profile about the impact of productivity growth
The Santa Cruz Sentinel quoted Institute of Marine
Sciences researcher Peter Miller in a story about a project
he is leading to test new technology for monitoring toxic algae
along the California coast.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel noted the influence of theater
arts professor James Bierman and Mary-Kay Gamel,
professor of classics and comparative literature, on filmmaker
and UCSC alum Jacob Estes in an article about Estes's
debut feature film, Mean Creek.
Environmental studies profs Carol Shennan and Steve
Gliessman shared the spotlight in coverage of a new federal
grant for agroecology research that appeared in the Santa
Cruz Sentinel and the Monterey Herald.
Giacomo Bernardi, associate professor of ecology and
evolutionary biology, was featured in a segment about protecting
coral reefs on the National Public Radio program Day to Day.
American studies professor and department chair Tricia
Rose was quoted in a Salon.com article about
sexuality and HIV/AIDS in the black community.
Ronnie Lipschutz of politics was quoted in a Santa
Cruz Sentinel article about the curtailment of civil liberties
today and the experience of Japanese Americans during World
Gary Glatzmaier, professor of Earth sciences, was featured
in a National Geographic News story about the Earth's
Literature professor Paul Skenazy recently contributed
three book reviews to the Washington Post.
Sociologist Marcia Millman's new book about sisters
is generating media calls. She appeared on the Jane Pauley
Show and has done radio interviews for Icicle Networks in
San Francisco, WFMP in Minneapolis, WKCT in Kentucky, WICH in
Connecticut, KCLU in Santa Barbara, KVON in Napa, and WEBR in
An article about antimatter on Space.com quoted physics
professor Michael Dine.
The San Jose Mercury News quoted Manuel Pastor
of Latin American and Latino studies in a story about fans with
multiple allegiances during the Olympic games.
Professor of Earth sciences Andrew Fisher was featured
in a story about the Ocean Drilling Program on the Science
News for Kids web site.
Psychology's dream expert Bill Domhoff was quoted in
a Palm Beach Post story about the meaning of dreams.
Research on cholera bacteria by Fitnat Yildiz, assistant
professor of environmental toxicology, was featured in Genomics
and Genetics Weekly, Biotech Week, and several other health-related
Student Affairs chief Francisco Hernandez was featured
in a Chronicle of Higher Education story about a new
nonprofit group that will build a repository of online course
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