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June 23, 2003

UCSC in the News

The San Diego Union Tribune tapped Craig Haney of psychology for comment about the hardships faced by those exonerated by DNA evidence and freed from prison after being wrongly convicted.

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Tosha Comendant, a postdoctoral researcher working with biologists Don Croll and Bernie Tershie, was quoted in the Orange County Register in an article about efforts to rid Anacapa Island of nonnative rats.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel noted the appearance of Academy Award-winning actor Nicholas Cage at assistant professor of film and digital media David Crane's Techno-Thrillers film class.

Research by Glenn Millhauser, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, on the prion protein (which causes "mad cow disease") was featured in Chemical & Engineering News, the magazine of the American Chemical Society.

Psychologist Mara Mather's research on memories of older people was featured in the June issue of the American Psychological Association’s newsletter, Monitor on Psychology.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran an article about the election of linguistics professor Geoffrey Pullum as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Economist Rob Fairlie was interviewed by a reporter from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette about school segregation in the South.

Anthony Pratkanis of psychology was interviewed for a Psychology Today article about how people adopt brand-name loyalties.

Biology graduate student Michael Weise was quoted in a Monterey Herald story about sea lions swarming over Monterey's waterfront. Weise said he expected the sea lions to disperse soon.

Erika Zavaleta, a new assistant professor of environmental studies, saw her research on the water-guzzling habits of the nonnative tamarisk plant featured in Associated Press coverage of the government’s efforts to eradicate the thirsty plant.

Anthropologist Triloki Pandey was quoted in a San Jose Mercury News article about the recent visit of Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, considered a living saint by devotees and compared by many spiritual seekers to Mother Teresa and Mohandas Gandhi.

Norman Locks, chair of the Art Department, was quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel article about an exhibition by UCSC’s Irwin Scholars at the Sesnon Art Gallery.

Film and digital media lecturer Irene Gustafson was cited in the Santa Cruz Sentinel about a donation by the Eastman Kodak Company of film stock to help support UCSC’s digital arts program.

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