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January 14, 2002

Making the News

New findings on the migrations of white sharks by biologist Burney Le Boeuf, graduate student Scott Davis, and others received widespread media coverage, including stories in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Orange County Register, the Daily Telegraph in London, and the Scotsman. Television coverage included stations KCBA, KION, and Tech TV.

Alan Chadwick Garden manager Orin Martin made the cover of the Santa Cruz Sentinel's garden section in a Q&A column about fruit trees.

Arboretum director Dan Harder was featured in an article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel about his upcoming talk to the Monterey Bay chapter of the American Rhododendron Society.

Professor of molecular, cell, and developmental biology Bill Sullivan, whose research on the cell cycle uses high-tech movies of living cells, was featured in online news stories at Discovery.com and BioMedNet.com. Sullivan was also interviewed recently for a BBC TV documentary, along with Harry Noller, Sinsheimer Professor of Molecular Biology.

Research on manta rays by Don Croll, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, was featured in the December issue of National Geographic magazine.

Jonathan Fox of Latin American and Latino studies was quoted in La Opinion, California's largest and oldest Spanish language newspaper, after serving as an official observer during the Oaxaca Binational Indigenous Front's recent Tijuana assembly, where they elected new leadership.

Economist Manuel Pastor continues to field media queries about the economic crisis in Argentina, most recently from the New York Times, the Sun-Sentinel in Florida, and the Los Angeles Times.

Several UCSC researchers were mentioned in stories in a recent issue of New Scientist magazine: astronomers Greg Laughlin and Don Korycansky in a story about planetary orbits, and physics professor Joel Primack in a story about dark matter and dark energy in the universe.

Professor of physics Thomas Banks was quoted in an article in the New York Times about the ultimate fate of the universe.

Carter Wilson of community studies was featured in a Sentinel story about Latino music that included the names of the five Spanish-language recordings that he could not live without.

An article in the Los Angeles Times about Silicon Valley pioneer Bill Shockley quotes adjunct professor of physics Michael Riordan, who coauthored the book Crystal Fire about the invention of the transistor.

An article about genomics in The Scientist magazine featured biology graduate student Jim Kent and professor of computer science David Haussler.

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