UCSC in the News
January 1, 2007
Diane Gifford-Gonzalez of anthropology was quoted in
the Sunday New York Times and in Science NOW Daily
News about a finding reported in Nature magazine
on new genetic evidence for the independent evolution of lactose
tolerance in Africans.
The BBC News ran a story about biologist Scott Shaffer
using albatrosses to gather data on sea surface temperatures
throughout the North Pacific, and the project was also featured
in the syndicated newspaper column "Earthweek: A Diary
of the Planet."
Associate professor of history David Anthony was interviewed
on NPR's To The Point on the subject of blood diamonds
(diamonds mined in a war zone and sold to finance an insurgent
or invading army's war efforts), sparked by the release of a
new feature film, Blood Diamond, starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
Economist Lori Kletzer fielded a call from the Howey
Political Report, a weekly about Indiana politics, regarding
the approach the Democratic congressional majority on Capitol
Hill may take toward trade liberalization. She also talked with
the San Jose Business Journal about the failure of the
recent ballot proposal that would have raised the minimum wage
in Santa Cruz.
James Estes, adjunct professor of ecology and evolutionary
biology, was quoted in an AP story about new restrictions on
U.S. Geological Survey scientists that ran in the Washington
Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Post-Intelligencer,
and other newspapers.
Physicist Joel Primack was quoted in a story about supercomputers
Mexico City's La Jornada newspaper quoted visiting professor
and UCSC alum Francisco Rosado May in its review of
the movie Apocalypto.
The online Register publication in the United Kingdom responded to a reader's query
about whether blind people can see in their dreams by citing
a paper coauthored by psychology's Bill Domhoff.
Michael Mateas, assistant professor of computer science,
was profiled in a cover story in Good Times and was featured
in a segment on video games on KPIX TV (Ch. 5, San Francisco).
A story about elephant seals in the diving magazine Fathom
featured research led by biologist Daniel Costa and graduate
student Patrick Robinson.
Geologist Gary Griggs was quoted in a story about sand
dunes on the floor of Monterey Bay that ran in the San Jose
Mercury News and San Mateo County Times.
An article in the Monterey County Weekly about invasive
species in coastal waters included quotes from biologist John
Pearse, adjunct biologist Kerstin Wasson, and graduate
student Rikke Preisler.
Biomolecular engineer David Haussler and UCSC's prominence
in genomics were highlighted in a Sacramento News and Review
story about genomic research at UC Davis.
Metro Santa Cruz published an extensive cover story
about literature professor Nathaniel Mackey, who won
a 2006 National Book Award in poetry for Splay Anthem.
The Mid-County Post ran a piece on feminist studies
professor Bettina Aptheker and her new memoir, Intimate
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