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April 28, 2003

UCSC in the News

K. C. Fung appeared on PBS's Newshour with Jim Lehrer discussing the economic impact of SARS in cities like Hong Kong.

When leaders of the Human Genome Project announced its successful completion this month, several news articles mentioned the role of UCSC bioinformatics researchers in the project, including David Haussler, director of the Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering, and CBSE research scientist James Kent. The stories appeared in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, San Francisco Chronicle, and The Scientist magazine.

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During a recent visit to France, where he was invited to speak at the Sorbonne University, and to a group of multicultural community leaders in Marseilles, sociology professor John Brown Childs was quoted in the newspaper Le Provencal on the subject of transcommunal cooperation among diverse populations.

An article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel about marine reserves included quotes from Mark Carr, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology.

Associate professor of Earth sciences Erik Asphaug published an article in New Scientist magazine about efforts to monitor asteroids that might be on a collision course with Earth, and how the asteroid threat compares with other natural hazards.

Ann Caudle, coordinator of the Science Illustration Program, was quoted in a Sierra magazine article about scientific illustration.

Professor of astronomy and astrophysics Garth Illingworth was quoted in news stories about the planned launch of a powerful new space telescope called SIRTF, the fourth of NASA's "Great Observatories." The stories appeared in several newspapers, including the Washington Post, Chicago Sun-Times, Florida Today, and Salt Lake Tribune.

James Estes, adjunct professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, was featured in an article in the Washington Post about predation by killer whales on other marine mammals, including seals, sea lions, and sea otters.

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