UCSC in the News
Astronomer Sandra Faber is featured in the documentary
"Origins," a four-part NOVA miniseries being
aired on PBS stations. She was quoted in a review of the series
on MSNBC.com, and the "Origins"
web site features an interview with Faber.
Research by psychology's Su-hua Wang was featured in
a Newsweek magazine cover story about the intellectual
and emotional life of infants.
Astronomer David Koo was quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel
story about the astronomy conference held at UCSC this summer
to honor astronomers Sandra Faber and George Blumenthal,
and physicist Joel Primack.
Sociologist Craig Reinarman's book about crack cocaine
and the demonization of drugs was featured in an article in
Slate about today's rising media hysteria about methamphetamines.
The mentoring work of the New Teacher Center was featured in
a (Durham, N.C.) Herald-Sun article about the challenges
facing novice teachers. Another Herald-Sun article focused
on the high rate of attrition among teachers in the Durham public
schools and quoted NTC director Ellen Moir about the
connection between mentoring, teacher retention, and student
Astronomer Greg Laughlin was quoted in the Hollister
Free Lance in a story about meteor showers, Mars, and other
Gary Glatzmaier, professor of Earth sciences, was quoted
in a New York Times article about new findings on the
rotation of Earth's core.
Latin American and Latino studies professor Manuel Pastor
coauthored an opinion piece for the Los Angeles Times
that challenged the EPA's "colorblind" approach to
environmental justice by presenting the results of years of
research conducted by Pastor and others. Pastor was also quoted
in a Santa Cruz Sentinel article about the growing popularity
of surfing among second-generation Latinos.
Geophysicist Steven Ward was quoted in a Discover
magazine article about the West Coast's vulnerability to a tsunami.
The (Florida) Ledger published a story about high-tech
ripoffs that target the elderly, quoting psychology professor
The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a story about the engineering
school's Summer Bridge Program for incoming students, with quotes
from Peggy Church, a counselor and manager of undergraduate
The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a story about Christina
Ravelo, professor of Earth sciences, who was recently appointed
to head the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics.
Campus veterinarian David Casper was featured in a Santa
Cruz Sentinel story about the gray whale skeleton he is
in the process of mounting outside the Seymour Marine Discovery
Economist Rob Fairlie was on the Santa Cruz-based Small
Business Cafe radio show recently, discussing his research
on family businesses.
A Santa Cruz Sentinel story about unusually warm waters
off the coast this summer included quotes from research biologist
The Contra Costa Times described a visit to UCSC's Shakespeare
Santa Cruz in an article about northern California theater festivals.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel noted that Virginia Steel
has been named the new University Librarian at UCSC.
Research on magnetism by physicist Sriram Shastry and
graduate student Jan Haerter was covered by Space
Daily and Press Trust of India (see Currents
The Santa Cruz Sentinel did a write-up about psychology
instructor Veronica Tonay, who is appearing on a cable
channel series about the meaning of dreams.
Research by mathematician Richard Montgomery and physicist
Michael Nauenberg was featured in a story about complex
orbital motions in Science News Online.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel covered a tribute to Professor
Emeritus Bill Friedland, who was honored by his colleagues
at the annual meeting of the Rural Sociological Society.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel noted the publication of an
interview with senior writing lecturer Don Rothman in
Higher Education Exchange, a journal of the Kettering
Research on protein fibrils implicated in neurodegenerative
disorders by undergraduate Ghiam Yamin and others in
the laboratory of Anthony Fink, professor of chemistry
and biochemistry, was reported in Biotech Week, Life Science
Weekly, Science Letter, and other related newsletters.
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