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September 3, 2001

Making the News

Media coverage of the UCSC Human Genome Symposium included stories in the San Jose Mercury News, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Good Times, and Metro Santa Cruz. KSCO and KGO radio, and television stations KION, KRUZ, and C-SPAN also covered the event. In addition, professor of computer science David Haussler was interviewed on KUSP's Talk of the Bay. UCSC's role in the Human Genome Project was also in the news due to publication of a technical article by Haussler and biology graduate student Jim Kent about their technique for assembling the human genome sequence. The UPI wire service and Wired News ran stories about their work.

Economist Lori Kletzer's work on a wage-insurance proposal made the front page of the Wall Street Journal. Speaking of labor issues, Dana Frank penned an op-ed for the San Francisco Chronicle's Sunday "Insight" section about labor activism, and was quoted in a San Jose Mercury News story about the 10-year anniversary of the air traffic controllers' strike.

Susanne Jonas of Latin American and Latino studies was quoted in a San Francisco Chronicle article about the influx of indigenous Indians working as farmworkers and migrant laborers.

The bald eagle satellite tracking program of the Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group (SCPBRG) and staff biologist Janet Linthicum were featured recently on Salon.com and CCN Headline News.

Research by assistant professor of Earth sciences Erik Asphaug and a collaborator on the formation of the moon by a Mars-size object striking the Earth some 4.5 billion years ago was covered by Time magazine, the Associated Press, UPI, the San Jose Mercury News, Dallas Morning News, San Diego Union-Tribune, and a variety of other newspapers.

Professor of Earth sciences Steven Ward and a collaborator found that a volcano in the Canary Islands may eventually collapse and trigger a tsunami that could hit the East Coast of North America with, in the worst-case scenario, waves as high as 70 feet. Their findings were reported by the Associated Press, UPI, and Reuters wire services, the San Diego Union-Tribune, and other newspapers.

Dream researcher Bill Domhoff was quoted in a lengthy Newsday article on the state of the field.

Historian Peter Kenez penned a lengthy piece on the mood in Hungary for the The New Leader.

Anthropologist Triloki Pandey fielded a call from the San Jose Mercury News in the wake of the murder of India's folk heroine Phoolan Devi, a notorious bandit who became a member of Parliament known for championing the rights of the poor.

Jonathan Fox of Latin American and Latino studies discussed a World Bank report on rising poverty in Mexico in La Jornada.

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