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January 26, 2004

UCSC in the News

Astronomers Sandra Faber and Garth Illingworth were widely quoted in news stories about NASA's decision to no longer service the Hubble Space Telescope, saying the decision is a mistake. The stories appeared in the New York Times, Houston Chronicle, Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday Times (London), and Santa Cruz Sentinel.

Quotes by linguistics professor Geoffrey Pullum were featured prominently in an article on the back page of the New York Times Week in Review section about the possibility that writers might run out of words to describe how cold it has been in New York City.

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Todd Newberry, professor emeritus of biology, was quoted in a story in the Santa Cruz Sentinel about potential effects on migrating birds of a proposed tower at the Beach Boardwalk.

Associate professor of history and Oakes College provost Pedro Castillo was quoted in a Chronicle of Higher Education article about the return of "flagging"—the process of marking certain nontraditional grant applications for extra review—to the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Metro Santa Cruz ran a cover story about biologist Barry Sinervo's research on the reproductive behavior of lizards.

Astronomer David Koo was quoted in an article in USA Today about research on the formation of giant galaxies.

Theater arts professor and department chair Danny Scheie was quoted in BackStage on the subject of comic timing.

Frank Drake, professor emeritus of astronomy, was quoted in a New York Times essay about how people might react if scientists discovered evidence of life on Mars.

Astronomer Greg Laughlin was quoted in a story in National Geographic News about the likelihood of Earthlike planets elsewhere in the universe.

Indiana’s Palladium-Item ran an article about a speech given by history of consciousness professor Angela Davis at Earlham College in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, where she noted that living in a colorblind society that does not discuss race is not the same as living in an equitable society that treats all its members the same way.

A story about electronic voting machines in New Scientist magazine included a quote from Robert Kibrick, a computer scientist and research astronomer at UCO/Lick Observatory.

A front-page story in the Santa Cruz Sentinel on people who move closer to work to cut their commute featured UCSC staffers Sunny McFadden and John and Lisa Bono.

The UCSC Satyajit Ray Film and Study Collection was cited in a San Francisco Chronicle article about the restoration of Ray’s films and the recent release of a documentary about the acclaimed Indian filmmaker.

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