UCSC in the News
October 23, 2006
Prison expert Craig Haney of psychology was the subject
of a lengthy article that appeared in Oklahoma's Norman Transcript
and other regional papers. The piece traced Haney's career from
his days as a graduate student working on the famous Stanford
Prison Experiment to his current research on the effects of
incarceration and the risk posed to society of imprisoning so
many people in such harsh conditions.
The Los Angeles Times published an editorial by feminist
studies professor Bettina Aptheker about her new memoir
Intimate Politics (see Currents story).
The Dallas Morning News relied heavily on Jonathan
Fox of Latin American and Latino studies for a story about
Mexican immigrants pushing for dual citizenship and what Fox
calls civic binationality.
Music professor David Cope appeared on CNN in a discussion
about his creation of computer programs to write music.
Psychology professor and Academic Senate chair Faye Crosby
was quoted in a San Francisco Chronicle article about
a faculty-proposed ban on research funded by the tobacco industry.
Advocates said tobacco companies have distorted research to
deceive the public about the dangers of tobacco and employed
strategies that suppress academic freedom.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel, Astrobiology, and Space
Daily ran stories about astronomer Gregory Laughlin's
project to get members of the public involved in the search
for new planets.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel published a feature story about
linguistics professor Geoffrey Pullum.
The Marin Independent Journal ran a story about a speech
given by history of consciousness professor Angela Davis
at Marin Academy in San Rafael where she denounced violence
and reminded students to use critical thinking skills.
Santa Cruz's Good Times published a full-page poem by
writing/literature lecturer Roxanne Hamilton.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel noted that literature professor
Nathaniel Mackey is a National Book Award finalist in
poetry for his collection, Splay Anthem.
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