UCSC in the News
Research by professor of biomolecular engineering David
Haussler and others on the use of computers to reconstruct
the genome of a common ancestor of mammals received wide coverage,
including the New York Times, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Santa
Cruz Sentinel, the Guardian (U.K.), Scripps Howard
News Service, UPI, New Scientist magazine, and online
news sites MSNBC.com, BBC News, ScienceNow, Scientific American,
Bio-IT World, Innovations Report, Times of India, Betterhumans
(Canada), Science Daily, ScienceBlog.com, and Medical News Today.
Research on the antibiotic rifampicin as a potential treatment
for Parkinson's disease by Anthony Fink, professor of
chemistry and biochemistry, was covered by the Hartford Courant,
UPI, BBC News.com, Forbes.com, WebMD, DeHavilland
News, Science Daily, WebIndia, and CNS Drug News Pharmaceuticals.
Economist Michael Dooley was quoted in a Business
Week article about the U.S. trade gap, explaining the benefits
to China of the large gap. Dooley was also quoted discussing
Asian exchange rates in a Bloomberg News column. In another
story about the impacts of globalization on the U.S. economy,
Business Week reported research by economist Lori
Kletzer, who has examined data of workers who've been laid
off to extrapolate the fate of workers displaced by trade.
ABCNews.com ran a story about research on Weddell Seals
in Antarctica by Terrie Williams, professor of ecology
and evolutionary biology. Video footage from Williams's research
was aired with related stories on ABC's Good Morning America,
World News Tonight, and 20/20.
The Los Angeles Times tapped sociologist Mike Males
for comment about the drop in teen drivers, which he attributes
to the expense of cars and insurance. The San Jose Mercury
News and the Contra Costa Times also phoned Males
for a story about adults being held liable for youths' crimes.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a story about the death
of Rocky the sea lion, with quotes from research biologist Colleen
Kastak and Ronald Schusterman, retired adjunct professor
of ocean sciences.
The Associated Press quoted psychology's Craig Haney
in a story about prospective jurors' understanding of the presumption
of innocence, which he said is often deficient.
The Mid-County Post ran a story about research on black-headed
ducks by biologist Bruce Lyon.
Manuel Pastor of Latin American and Latino studies was
quoted in the San Bernardino Sun about the impact of neighborhood
blight on crime rates.
Assistant professor of theater arts David Cuthbert contributed
an article to Entertainment Design about landing a job
as a lighting designer for a Broadway show starring Billy Crystal.
Erik Asphaug, associate professor of Earth sciences,
was quoted in a story about asteroids on Space.com.
Kathy Keenan, who teaches business and marketing writing
at UCSC Extension, was quoted in a New York Times story
about the sorry state of written communication in the workplace.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel and Mid-County Post ran
stories quoting head of special collections Christine Bunting
about a $500,000 gift from the late Miller and Bunny Outcalt
to benefit the photographic archives in the Library.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel published a blurb about the
new book by sociologist Patricia Allen.
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