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June 14, 2004

UCSC in the News

The San Jose Mercury News ran a profile of David Haussler, professor of biomolecular engineering, after he was awarded the Allen Newell Award for his pioneering work in computational biology. Haussler was also quoted in an article in New Scientist magazine about highly conserved DNA sequences in animals.

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Michael Urban of politics appeared on KUSP’s Talk of the Bay program, discussing the popularity of the blues in Russia.

Music professor Fredric Lieberman was quoted in a Los Angeles Times article about donations to UCSC by two foundations established by members of the Grateful Dead to help preserve the late composer Lou Harrison’s archive in the library’s Special Collections.

Rem Stone, director of operations at Lick Observatory, was profiled in a feature story about the observatory on Mt. Hamilton in Sky & Telescope magazine. Several of UCSC's astronomy faculty were also mentioned or quoted in the story, including Sandra Faber, Steven Vogt, and Claire Max.

American studies professor and department chair Tricia Rose was quoted in the Orlando Sentinel about sexist images and degrading lyrics in rap music.

Sociologist Melanie DuPuis, editor of a new book about air pollution, appeared on KPFA Radio to discuss the history of air pollution policy.

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