July 3, 2000
Making the News
Professor of computer science David Haussler and his colleagues in the Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering were featured in coverage by the Santa Cruz Sentinel and TV stations KSBW, KION, and KCBA of the Human Genome Project's completion of a "working draft" of the genome. Haussler's team, including biology graduate student Jim Kent, performed the computer analysis of the human genome data. Also quoted in the Sentinel article was CBSE assistant director Ann Pace. Chancellor Emeritus Robert L. Sinsheimer's role in initiating the proposal to decode the human genome was described in a New York Times article.
Psychology's Bill Domhoff was the focus of a major feature on dream research
that appeared in Reuters
An interview with Manuel Pastor on the contemporary meaning of democracy appeared in the Austin American-Statesman. Pastor's colleague in Latin American and Latino studies, Jonathan Fox, was quoted in a Los Angeles Times article about politics in Mexico, where presidential elections were scheduled for July 2.
Professor of physics Zack Schlesinger wrote an editorial for the San Jose Mercury News about the benefits of narrative evaluations.
An article in the Los Angeles Times about the effects of seawall construction
along the California coast featured the comments of professor of earth sciences Gary
Griggs. The article ran in several other newspapers, including the Contra
Costa Times and the Portland Oregonian.
The Salinas Californian ran a feature about a class of third graders who
attended the Farm's Wildlands and Watering Cans summer day camp for children
thanks to the generosity of a local resident who subsidized their participation and