UCSC in the News
David Haussler, professor of biomolecular engineering,
was quoted in a New York Times story about the evolutionary
history of human chromosomes. Haussler was also quoted in a
Science magazine story about research on the chimpanzee
genome. UCSC's role in the chimp genome analysis was also mentioned
in stories in the San Jose Mercury News and Santa
Cruz Sentinel, with a quote from postdoctoral researcher
Katherine Pollard in the Sentinel story.
Rolling Stone magazine quoted literature professor Marshall
Leicester in a feature story about Jerry Garcia and the
origins of the Grateful Dead.
In a major story about today's teachers, U.S. News &
World Report cited the model of intensive new-teacher support
developed by the New Teacher Center as a model for the
nation, noting the 88 percent retention rate of graduates of
the program. . . . Ellen Moir, director of the New Teacher
Center, was quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel story about
the work of the center, which recently received a major infusion
Thorne Lay, professor of Earth sciences, was featured
in a cover story in Science News magazine about research
on the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake and resulting tsunami. . .
. And geophysicist Steven Ward was featured in a Monterey
Coast Weekly story about the threat of a tsunami on the
History professor Dana Frank was quoted in the Newport
News Daily Press about the difficulty in buying American-made
products due to trade agreements and the rising abundance of
A story about the Cassini mission to Saturn in Astronomy
Now magazine featured Erik Asphaug, associate professor
of Earth sciences, and graduate student Lindsey Bruesch.
Social sciences dean Michael Hutchison was tapped by
the Santa Cruz Sentinel for comment about debt and the
local cost of housing.
An item in the Guardian newspaper (U.K.) described research
on undersea volcanoes by James Gill, professor of Earth
sciences, and graduate student Darren Tollstrup.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel quoted Arts & Lectures director
Michelle Witt in an article about a new collaborative
project with the Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County, funded
by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel announced the publication of
Paul Ortiz's new book, Emancipation Betrayed.
The same book column also featured professor emeritus of anthropology
Stu Schlegel, author of a book about the Teduray villages
of the Philippines.
The San Gabriel Valley Tribune featured Farm apprenticeship
graduate Mary Maverick in an article about EarthWorks
Enterprises, an urban farm that works with troubled youngsters.
Bookstore director Robert McCampbell was quoted in a
Santa Cruz Sentinel story about the high cost of college
Groundskeeper Jose Sanchez's green thumb was the subject
of a Metro Santa Cruz article about local gardeners who
create bits of paradise in their backyards.
UCSC's leadership in French-intensive gardening was front
and center in a recent Mother Earth News article, which
highlighted Alan Chadwick's creation of what is now the Alan
In a Sunday feature about the local food-and-farm scene, the
San Francisco Chronicle dubbed the Center for Agroecology
& Sustainable Food Systems the "local granddaddy
of slow food." The Center for Agroecology also received
laurels in a WireTap piece that appeared on AlterNet
about alternatives to the corporate-dominated food system.
The Monterey County Herald's announcement of the new
Ed.D. program prompted a flurry of calls from interested prospective
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