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April 12, 2004

UCSC in the News

Broadcast media picked up the story of an optical glucose sensor developed by chemistry professor Bakthan Singaram: Singaram was interviewed on KSCO Radio, and KSMS TV in Monterey interviewed Singaram, visiting researcher Rich Wessling, and chemistry professor Todd Wipke.

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Brian Walton, coordinator of the Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group, was quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel story about the group's efforts to reduce the number of birds killed by wind turbines. Walton was also interviewed by Earthwatch, a syndicated program broadcast on public radio stations.

Italy’s classical guitar magazine GuitArt International ran a feature article about music lecturer Mesut Özgen’s multimedia project, New Dimensions in Classical Guitar, detailing his collaboration with assistant film and digital media professor Gustavo Vazquez, music lecturer Peter Elsea, and assistant theater arts professor David Cuthbert. . . . Özgen was also quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel article announcing that he and theater arts lecturer Tandy Beal were named artists-in-residence for a second year at the Henry J. Mello Center for the Performing Arts in Watsonville.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a story about research by Anujan Varma, professor of computer engineering, to develop an optical router for the Internet.

David Deamer, professor emeritus of chemistry and biochemistry and acting chair of biomolecular engineering, was quoted in a Chicago Tribune story about researchers trying to create artificial life in the laboratory, and in a San Jose Mercury News story about the prospects for life on Mars.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel quoted music professor David Evan Jones in a story describing his recent trip to Asia with music professor Nicole Paiement and music lecturer Brian Staufenbiel to oversee the Korean premiere of his first opera.

Gary Glatzmaier, professor of Earth sciences, was featured in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about unanswered questions in science. Glatzmaier described the mysteries of Earth's magnetic field.

Articles in the San Jose Mercury News and the Berkeley Daily Planet about touchscreen voting machine software developed by the Open Voting Consortium included quotes from computer scientist Arthur Keller, who helped found the consortium.

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