UCSC in the News
January 23, 2006
The New York Times ran a story about research by Earth
scientists Erik Asphaug, Quentin Williams, and postgrad
researcher Craig Agnor on the role of hit-and-run collisions
in planet formation. The Santa Cruz Sentinel also ran
a story about their research.
Psychology professor Avril Thorne's research on autobiographical
memory is featured in an article in Psychology Today.
History of consciousness and women's studies professor Angela
Davis appeared on Democracy Now to discuss the California
execution of Stanley Tookie Williams.
John Pearse, professor emeritus of biology, was featured
in a front-page story in the San Francisco Chronicle
on the effects of global warming on the California coast (the
first of a three-part series).
Time magazine quoted sociology professor Craig Reinarman
in a story about drug use among baby boomers.
John Brown Childs of sociology appeared on KUSP's Talk
of the Bay program to discuss his new book, Hurricane
Katrina, which includes essays by a number of UCSC faculty
Sociology instructor Mike Males penned an opinion piece
for the San Francisco Chronicle about teen suicide, noting
that teens in the San Francisco Bay Area have one of the lowest
suicide rates of any population in the United States, down dramatically
Alan Chadwick Garden Manager Orin Martin was quoted
in the Waldoboro (Maine) Village Soup about changing
The Seattle Times ran a column about U.S. immigration
policy that relied heavily on the insights of Manuel Pastor
of Latin American and Latino studies, who described the "catch-22"
for would-be migrants who face the prospect of years of bureaucratic
delay if they apply for legal entry or the threat of deportation
if they enter the country illegally.
Professor Emeritus Bill Domhoff of psychology was tapped
for his expertise on dreams for a story that appeared in the
The Monterey County Herald ran a story about Todd
Newberry, professor emeritus of biology, and his new book,
The Ardent Birder.
The Contra Costa Times ran a story about the New
Teacher Center's work with novice teachers. The Chicago
Sun-Times also featured the New Teacher Center in a column
coauthored by Richard Riley, former U.S. secretary of education,
about the urgent need to keep new teachers working in the profession.
Economist Federico Ravenna's participation in an Allied
Social Science Associations seminar was covered by Main Wire.
In a story about the significance of race among the generation
dubbed "millennials," the Dallas Morning News
quoted Pamela Perry of community studies, who has studied
the racial identities of high school students.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel quoted associate professor of
literature Christopher Connery in a story on a conference
hosted by UCSC's Center for Cultural Studies about Hurricane
Katrina and New Orleans. The article also noted a photo exhibit
featured at the conference by assistant professor of art Lewis
India Business Standard noted that UCSC's Satyajit
Ray Film and Study Collection has successfully restored
15 of the late Indian director's films.
The Santa Cruz Good Times ran a cover story on
the Robert F. Kennedy Jr. lecture presented by UCSC's Arts
& Lectures program.
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