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May 14, 2007

UCSC in the News

David Haussler, professor of biomolecular engineering, was quoted in a story about the opossum genome on NPR's Morning Edition.

The San Francisco Chronicle covered the recent work of anthropology's Nate Dominy and grad student Justin Yeakel, who are investigating the diet of early human ancestors.

A theory about multiple universes put forth by physicist Anthony Aguirre prompted a story in New Scientist magazine.

Patricia Zavella of Latin American and Latino studies gave a lengthy interview in Spanish to TV Azteca, the second-largest Mexican television network, about her research on the effects of migration on Mexican families.

Economist Rob Fairlie was interviewed by Fortune magazine, which used his estimates for an article about trends in entrepreneurship in the manufacturing industry.

Ocean scientist Mary Silver was featured in a Santa Cruz Sentinel article about research on the oceans' ability to absorb and store excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

In an in-depth story about aging, the New York Times cited research by Mara Mather of psychology.

Psychology lecturer Donald Saposnek was interviewed by ABC News during the network's coverage of the bitter custody fight over an 8-year-old girl. His comments also appeared on ABC's web site.

Inside Bay Area noted a collaboration between UCSC's Theater Arts Department and MusicSources for a Berkeley performance of The Sylvan and Oceanic Delights of Posilipo, citing the participation of “esteemed lutenist, musicologist, and professor at UC Santa Cruz” Nina Treadwell, and professor of theater arts Mark Franko, “an authority in the court ballet tradition and in reconstructing Renaissance dance.”

The San Luis Obispo Tribune ran a story about the decline of black abalone, featuring quotes from marine biologist Peter Raimondi.

Bridges: A Journal for Jewish Feminists and Our Friends ran a lengthy review of feminist studies professor Bettina Aptheker’s recent memoir, Intimate Politics.

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