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February 17, 2003

UCSC in the News

Reuters and KCBS Radio were among the media outlets that covered new research by psychology's Cam Leaper and UCSC grad Harriet Tenenbaum that documented the effect of parental attitudes on girls' interest--and performance--in science. The American Psychological Association also posted the story on its widely read PsychPort.com web site that features stories related to psychology.

Chris Le Maistre, managing director of the Center for Adaptive Optics, and Claire Max, professor of astronomy and astrophysics, were quoted in recent stories about the use of adaptive optics in vision science--Le Maistre in an Associated Press story and Max in the Indianapolis Star.

History of consciousness professor Barbara Epstein was quoted in a San Francisco Chronicle article about peace march vandalism, as well as in a San Jose Mercury News article about the Internet’s effect on the antiwar movement.

The Financial Times of London consulted with economist Menzie Chinn for an article about international investors and spreading risk through diversification.

Australia’s Gold Coast Bulletin and U.S. New & World Report quoted history lecturer Bruce Thompson in articles about Soviet espionage.

Research led by Andrew Fisher, associate professor of Earth sciences, on the circulation of ocean water through the seafloor was covered in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, Portland Oregonian, ScienceNow and Science Daily web sites, and the UPI wire service. Fisher also fielded calls from the Ottawa Citizen, National Post of Canada, and the TV program National Geographic Today.

The work of Tricia Rose, professor of American studies, was cited in a San Francisco Chronicle review of a new book describing how rap music has displaced the civil rights movement.

Anthropologist Hugh Raffles appeared on KSCO Radio, discussing his new book about the Amazon, which was also featured on the Micromedex web site.

Assistant professor of computer science Scott Brandt was featured in an article in Computerworld about the promise of "smart arrays" for data storage.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel described the work of poet/novelist and professor of literature Nathaniel Mackey in an article about the city’s African American performing arts groups.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel published a lengthy story about Jim Leap and the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems, focusing on the research contributions the facility makes to the fast-growing organic food industry.

An editorial about President Bush’s State of the Union address by Kresge provost Conn Hallinan appeared in the Baltimore Sun.

Highlights of Making the News columns from the 2001-02 and 2002-03 academic years.

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