UCSC in the News
January 30, 2006
Michael Hutchison, economics professor and interim dean
of social sciences, was a guest on Forum, KQED Radio's
public affairs program, discussing the Japanese economy and
the recent stock market fiasco there.
Chancellor Denice D. Denton was quoted in a San Jose
Mercury News article about the "State of the Valley
Conference" on the future of Silicon Valley. The story
also ran in the Monterey County Herald, Miami Herald,
Kansas City Star, Duluth News Tribune, and other newspapers.
David Haussler, professor of biomolecular engineering,
was quoted in an article in Forbes magazine about "dark"
Mike Males of sociology was profiled in the Los Angeles
Times Magazine. The story focused on Males's uphill
battle to redirect attention from what he considers the overstated
problems of teens to the demographic time bomb of Baby Boomers,
who are more prone than ever to violence, sexually transmitted
disease, drug abuse, and weight problems.
Assistant professor of art Lewis Watts was featured
in the "Sunday Datebook" section of the San Francisco Chronicle
about an exhibition at the S.F. Performing Arts Library &
Museum, co-curated by Watts and Elizabeth Pepin, based on their
new book Harlem of the West: The San Francisco Fillmore Jazz
Paul Ortiz of community studies was interviewed by Latino
Voices USA about the United Farm Workers. The program aired
on National Public Radio stations around the country and is
archived on the web at www.latinousa.org/program/index.html.
Ortiz was also interviewed by Ohio NPR station WOSU about the
making of the book Remembering Jim Crow as part of the
station's Black History Month programming. After Feb. 2, it will
be archived at www.wosu.org/am/openline.php#andrle.
Research by Earth scientists Erik Asphaug, Quentin Williams,
and postdoc Craig Agnor on the role of hit-and-run collisions
in planet formation was covered by Astrobiology magazine,
Discovery News, Universe Today, and the Santa
The San Francisco Chronicle noted that associate professor
of literature Louis Chude-Sokei is the lead scholar working
with the new San Francisco Museum of the African Diaspora to
plan a conference in March titled Paris Is Burning Again.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel noted that a composition by
associate professor of music Paul Nauert was a highlight
of a CD-release concert by New Music Works.
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