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