UCSC in the News
January 9, 2006
Bruce Bridgeman of psychology made a big splash in the
San Jose Mercury News, which pulled out all the stops
to cover his research on perception at the Mystery Spot. The
story included five photos and four illustrations that explained
the science behind the popular tourist destination.
In an Associated Press story about Home & Garden Television's
annual Dream Home contest that got wide media play, Anthony
Pratkanis of psychology discussed the intoxicating effect
of the contest that plays on people's fantasies about their
lives. The story appeared in numerous newspapers, including
the Miami Herald, Myrtle Beach Sun-News, and Wilkes
Barre Times Leader.
An Associated Press reporter interviewed Jonathan Fox
of Latin American and Latino studies for a story about the health
care needs of indigenous Mexican immigrants to California. The
story cited UCSC research regarding the number of immigrants
from Mexico's 60 Indian groups.
Research biologist Janet Leonard was quoted in a San
Diego Union-Tribune obituary for renowned neuroscientist
Susanne Jonas of Latin American and Latino studies
was interviewed by KPFA Radio's Kris Welch about new developments
throughout Latin America and U.S. responses to them.
The Santa Fe New Mexican ran a feature story on the
painting of Art Department lecturer Tim Craighead.
Community studies lecturer Mike Rotkin was profiled
by the Santa Cruz Sentinel.
Research breakthroughs by anthropologists Adrienne Zihlman
and Debra Bolter were featured in an Asian Tribune
article about the evolutionary split between apes and humans.
Professor of literature Richard Terdiman was quoted
in Education Technology News about UC libraries making
portions of their collection freely accessible on an Internet
Los Angeles Daily News coverage of plans to conduct
a town meeting about a landfill in Spanish included comments
from Manuel Pastor of Latin American and Latino studies,
who endorsed the decision to reach out to Spanish-speaking residents.
UCSC's Arts & Lectures was lauded in a San Jose
Mercury News article describing the 10 best classical concerts
of 2005 for its presentation of the So Percussion ensemble.
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