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July 21, 2003

UCSC in the News

The Mexico City newspapers El Universal and La Jornada covered a recent event at the Smithsonian’s Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., that heralded the publication of Cross-Border Dialogues, coauthored by Jonathan Fox of Latin American and Latino studies.

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Assistant professor of philosophy Julie Tannenbaum had an article published in the (U.K.) Guardian examining whether British Prime Minister Tony Blair and President Bush deceived the public over the threat posed by Saddam Hussein in Iraq.

Malaysia’s New Straits Times quoted history of consciousness professor Donna Haraway in an article about robots, cyborgs, and the merging of man and machine.

Pete Raimondi, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, was quoted in a Monterey Herald story about the potential ecological impacts of a major oil fire at the Moss Landing Power Plant.

The Los Angeles Times covered research by Erika Zavaleta of environmental studies that measured the impact of climate and atmospheric changes on grassland diversity in California.

Newsweek reviewed the new book Longing to Tell: Black Women Talk About Sexuality and Intimacy by American studies professor Tricia Rose, who was also quoted in an Ebony magazine article about relationships.

Research on the mating behavior of lizards by Barry Sinervo, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, was reported on several online news sites, including National Geographic News and Environmental News Network.

The Contra Costa Times reported on forensic anthropologist Alison Galloway’s involvement in the discovery of Indian bones during a construction project in Danville.

Film and Digital Media Department chair Chip Lord was quoted in the Ottawa Citizen and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about the passing of avant-garde architect/designer Doug Michels.

The San Jose Mercury News and Register Pajaronian ran feature articles on Shakespeare Santa Cruz artistic director Risa Brainin and the summer festival.

Bill Domhoff of sociology penned an opinion piece, "Can Radicals Be Liberals, Too?," for In These Times.com.

Michelle Witt, director of Arts & Lectures, and Marcus Cato, managing director of Shakespeare Santa Cruz, were quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel article about the role of the audience in a performing arts event.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported on the creation of a new book arts award in the UCSC Art Department by community artists Peter and Donna Thomas.

The Associated Press, Miami Herald, and Orlando Sentinel noted the death of Victor Perera, a former UCSC lecturer in literature, writing, and journalism from 1972 to 1979.

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