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Anthropologist's study of NASCAR draws a crowd

"Gentleman, start your thesis!" one journalist wrote about the unusual research of UCSC anthropology graduate student James Todd. Soon after Todd began studying NASCAR racing for his doctoral dissertation, he began drawing considerable attention in everything from Sports Illustrated to the Chronicle of Higher Education to a morning radio show. Todd bought a used RV to follow the popular auto-racing circuit as fieldwork for his doctoral dissertation, "Southern Culture and Stock Car Racing." (More)

More Campus News: 14th Annual Alumni Vintners Wine Tasting & Silent Auction to take place July 27... Regents vote to increase out-of-state tuition... NSF grants support research on active volcanoes... Parking lot behind Baskin Engineering to close... Graduate Studies offices have moved... and more.

July 22-August 4, 2002
Vol. 7, No. 2

Biography of founding vice chancellor Hal Hyde published

Whole Earth Restaurant closed; new vendor sought for site

UCSC dean to head Silicon Valley Engineering Council

UCSC holding public workshop on plan for Long Marine Lab

William Berry named deputy director of Silicon Valley Center

Pulitzer prize-winning novelist Jane Smiley to speak at UCSC

Campus increasing its collaborations with industry

Students' work selected for arts festival in Scotland

UC Treasurer: Retirement Plan equity remains strong


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