UCSC in the News
February 26, 2007
Psychology's Eileen Zurbriggen ran the international
media gauntlet to discuss the new report by the American Psychological
Association on the sexualization of girls. Zurbriggen, who chaired the
APA task force, was interviewed by the BBC World Service and the BBC's
Radio 4, USA Today, Bloomberg News, ABC's World News Tonight,
KION-TV, and satellite radio's the Judith Warner Show.
The report was featured in newspapers coast to coast, including the
Washington Post and a front-page spread in the Santa Cruz Sentinel.
Manuel Pastor of Latin American and Latino studies
made a big media splash with CJTC's new report on environmental inequity
in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Oakland Tribune's coverage
prompted an Associated Press story that appeared in numerous papers,
including the Santa Cruz Sentinel and Monterey Herald,
while the Contra Costa Times, East Bay Business Times,
Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, and two
Chinese-language papers, Sing Tao Daily and Mingpao,
also covered the story. Television coverage included stations KRON,
KGO, KPIX, and KTVU, as well as Spanish-language stations KSTS and KDTV.
Radio coverage included KGO, KPFA, KQED, and KCBS.
Astronomer Stan Woosley is featured in a National
Geographic magazine article about his research on supernovae and
Anthropology's Adrienne Zihlman was quoted in a
Washington Post story about the revelation that chimpanzees
make and use weapons to hunt prey.
New findings on the temperature effects of irrigation by climate
researchers Lisa Sloan, Mark Snyder, and
Lara Kueppers was covered by the Merced Sun-Star,
Central Valley Business Times, San Jose Mercury News, and
Contra Costa Times.
The Associated Press highlighted the work of the New Teacher Center
in a story about mentoring programs designed to keep new teachers in the profession.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a front page story about astronomer
Gregory Laughlin and his efforts to enlist amateur astronomers
in the search for distant planets.
An Associated Press article about language styles and patterns on the
Internet cited The Language Log, a popular blog co-created by linguistics
professor Geoffrey Pullum. The story was picked up by
Washingtonpost.com, SFGate.com, and MiamiHerald.com.
Biologist Barry Sinervo was featured in a Philadelphia Inquirer
story about his research on the sexual strategies of side-blotched lizards.
Geologist Gary Griggs was quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel
story about tar balls on local beaches.
Richard Hughey, chair of computer engineering, and
Phillip Berman, chair of biomolecular engineering, were
quoted in a story about UCSC's new major in bioengineering in Nanotechnology Now.
Nanotechnology Now also ran a story about the 10th anniversary of the
engineering school, with quotes from dean Steve Kang and
electrical engineer Michael Isaacson.
Film and digital media lecturer Isabel Reichert and her
family were profiled in the East Bay Express.
Biologist Daniel Costa was quoted in stories about his
research using satellite tracking to study seals and sea lions in National
Geographic News, Space Daily, Astrobiology Magazine, and SpaceRef.com.
Brian Walton, coordinator of the Predatory Bird Research Group,
was quoted in a Contra Costa Times story about bird deaths at the Altamont
wind farm and a San Jose Mercury News article about bald eagles.
The Good Times ran a story about a new book on whales and whaling
edited by biologist James Estes.
The Santa Cruz Good Times published a feature story on UCSC alum
Aaron Platt who was nominated for a 2007 Independent
Spirit Award--considered the Oscars of the independent film world--for his
camera work on a movie written and directed by fellow alum, Cam Archer.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel also ran a story about the former film student.
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