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May 10, 2004

UCSC in the News

Psychology’s Craig Haney has been in demand regarding the prison abuse scandal in Iraq. The New York Times was the first to quote Haney in a story about the famous 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment, in which students posing as prison guards abused students "inmates," which triggered calls from CNN, NBC’s Dateline, the Baltimore Sun, MSNBC, and other news outlets.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel and Watsonville Register-Pajaronian ran stories about David Haussler, professor of biomolecular engineering, who won the 2003 Allen Newell Award.

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Newsday quoted history of consciousness professor Angela Davis in an article about teaching assistants rallying for better wages and health care at Stony Brook University, where Davis spent a month as a distinguished visiting professor.

Results of sociologist Craig Reinarman’s study of marijuana use in San Francisco and Amsterdam received front-page coverage in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, as well as stories in the Oakland Tribune, on Bay City News, and on KSBW-TV.

Lisa Sloan, professor of Earth sciences, was featured in an article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel about her research on the implications of climate change for California.

In an Arizona Republic article about outsourcing, economist Lori Kletzer discussed the wage losses experienced by people who’ve lost jobs in the manufacturing sector and found reemployment in different industries.

Music professor Nicole Paiement was featured in an Idaho Statesman article about her role as a mentor to a former UCSC student who is now a professor of music at Boise State University.

Arboretum director Dan Harder was quoted in a story in the Salinas Californian about the Arboretum's collections of exotic plants.

An article in Implement & Tractor cited the new book, Agrarian Dreams: The Paradox of Organic Farming in California, by Julie Guthman of community studies.

The Watsonville Register-Pajaronian ran an article about the new 2004 lineup for Shakespeare Santa Cruz and the return of artistic director Paul Whitworth.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a story about a major grant to support engineering students at UCSC and community colleges. Quoted in the story were Carrol Moran, director of the Educational Partnership Center, Steve Kang, dean of engineering, and Ed Landesman, professor emeritus of mathematics.

The Monterey County Herald noted that music professor and department chair Anatole Leikin was a judge at the Carmel Music Society’s 28th Annual Competition.

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