UCSC in the News
May 22, 2006
The New York Times quoted linguistics professor Geoffrey
Pullum in a story about a debate over the nature of language,
prompted by a study of starlings that was reported in the current
issue of Nature.
Paul Ortiz of community studies did an interview with
the Associated Press about the battle between farmworkers and
McDonald's over workers' wages.
Craig Agnor, a researcher in the Earth Sciences Department,
received considerable media attention for explaining the origins
of Saturn's moon Triton, including an interview on KSBW TV and
stories in New Scientist magazine, the Santa Cruz
Sentinel, Lexington Herald-Leader, Register (U.K.), Space.com,
Universe Today, Physics Web, and Science Now.
Orin Martin of the Alan Chadwick Garden was featured
in a lengthy San Francisco Chronicle article about the
benefits of planting vertical rows on slopes.
Physicist Michael Dine was quoted in a story about controversial
results from a physics experiment in Science magazine.
Sean Swezey of the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable
Food Systems was quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel article
about a new strategy to control lygus bugs, which ravage strawberries.
Biology student Milara Gatcke was featured in the Santa
Cruz Sentinel's "Namedropping" column as the recipient
of the $5,000 regional Soroptimist International Women's Opportunity
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