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February 9, 2004

UCSC in the News

Economist Lori Kletzer’s proposal to extend unemployment insurance received a nice endorsement in a lengthy Atlantic Monthly article. She was also quoted in Salon.com on the topic of extending trade-related job-loss benefits to white-collar workers.

The New York Times featured several quotes by assistant professor of film and digital media L.S. Kim, plus her photo, in a story about the cultural impact of HBO’s television series Sex and the City.

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Fellow economist Mike Dooley was featured in a San Francisco Chronicle column about the decline of the U.S. dollar and why it matters.

The Daily Iowan noted an upcoming lecture by American studies professor George Lipsitz about the 50th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court case, Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka. In addition, Lipsitz and history of consciousness professor Angela Davis were mentioned in an article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel about a UCSC event to discuss the death penalty.

Roland Tharp of the Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence was quoted in the San Jose Mercury News and Contra Costa Times about challenges educators face in school districts that are becoming racially and ethnically diverse.

The Orange County Register featured the views of sociology instructor Mike Males in a recent article about teens and the gap between the reality and how they are portrayed in mainstream media.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel picked up on work by Julie Guthman of community studies on the challenges facing organic farming in California.

The Washington Post tapped Brent Haddad of environmental studies for a story about the growth of water markets in the west and how they are moving more and more water from farms to thirsty cities, and the Los Angeles Times also quoted Haddad in a story about California’s ongoing struggle to supply water to its growing population. Haddad was also quoted in a Greenwire story about UC’s new Institute for Research in Climate Change and its Societal Impacts, which will pair scientists who focus on health care, water resources and other areas with climatologists to learn what the real-world impacts of climate change might be.

In psychology, Jean Fox Tree was featured in a KCBS Radio broadcast about her work on speech and comprehension.

Manuel Pastor and Tony LoPresti of the Center for Justice, Tolerance, and Community coauthored an opinion piece for the San Jose Mercury News about the World Social Forum, a gathering of 100,000 international activists to discuss social, political, and economic issues.

Anthropologist Diane Gifford-Gonzalez was quoted in a New York Times article about the significance of the discovery in Niger of a Stone Age burial and settlement site tentatively dated at 5,000 years old.

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