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April 19, 2004

UCSC in the News

Craig Haney of psychology has fielded numerous media inquiries, including calls from the Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, and United Press International about the 20-month lockdown of Latino inmates at Folsom State Prison. Haney was also interviewed by the Los Angeles Times about prison gangs and by a New York Times Magazine writer about supermax prisons. Finally, a reporter for New York magazine called to discuss how inmates cope with being in prison for life.

Gerald Barnett, director of the Office for Management of Intellectual Property, was the subject of a profile in the Chronicle of Higher Education. The story focused on Barnett's unconventional approach to technology transfer, and included quotes from vice chancellor for research Robert Miller, chemistry professor Glenn Millhauser, and history professor Alan Christy.

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History of consciousness professor Barbara Epstein and Hebrew lecturer Tammi Rossman-Benjamin were quoted in the San Jose Mercury News and Contra Costa Times about the departure of Chancellor Greenwood.

Economist Lori Kletzer made the front page of the Wall Street Journal in a story about the outsourcing of jobs. . . . Fellow economist Mike Dooley was featured in a Financial Times column.

History of consciousness professor Angela Davis was profiled in Cleveland’s Call and Post.

Renee Tajima-Peña of community studies penned a column for the San Jose Mercury News about her husband’s quest to piece together his fragmented family, which she documented in the film My Journey Home, which aired on PBS in early April.

The New York Times quoted political scientist Bob Meister in a story about whether U.S. aid to Iraqi insurgents bred future terrorists.

Erika Zavaleta of environmental studies was quoted in articles in the Albuquerque newspapers about the economics of salt cedar eradication.

In community studies, research by Julie Guthman was discussed in Organics, a British trade journal aimed at a U. S. audience.

Robert Klevan, music lecturer and new education director for the Monterey Jazz Festival, was quoted in a Monterey County Herald article about the festival’s 34th annual National High School Jazz Competition.

American studies professor and department chair Tricia Rose was quoted in the Kansas City Star about the influence of pop star Britney Spears.

Janet Bryer of the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Foods Systems was featured in Monterey Herald coverage of efforts by Pajaro Valley farmers to reduce water runoff from agricultural lands.

Shakespeare Santa Cruz artistic director Paul Whitworth was quoted in the San Jose Mercury News about the new 2004 summer season lineup.

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