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October 6, 2003

UCSC in the News

Economist Nirvikar Singh penned an op-ed for The Independent about India’s economy in the global context.

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The San Francisco Chronicle ran a full-page profile on associate professor of history Dilip Basu and his work with the UCSC Satyajit Ray Film and Study Collection to preserve the renowned Indian film director’s films and legacy.

Ralph Berger, emeritus professor of biology, was interviewed on NPR's Morning Edition by his former Ph.D. student, science correspondent Joe Palca. Palca's entertaining report on the 50th anniversary of the discovery of REM sleep can be heard online at NPR's web site.

Manuel Pastor of Latin American and Latino studies coauthored an opinion piece about Proposition 54 for the San Jose Mercury News.

Research on the legacy of industrial whaling and its impact on the ecosystem of the North Pacific has received widespread media attention. Marine ecologist Jim Estes and physiologist Terrie Williams were featured in stories in the San Jose Mercury News, San Mateo County Times, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Arizona Republic, Salem Statesman Journal, Independent (London), Belfast Telegraph, Sydney Morning Herald, New Zealand Herald, BBC News Online, Nature News Online, Discovery Channel Online, and ABC Science Online.

Kresge college provost/journalism lecturer Conn Hallinan had an article published in Foreign Policy in Focus about the U.S. suit against the European Union over its moratorium on genetically modified foods

Michael Isaacson, Kapany professor of optoelectronics, was interviewed by the Santa Cruz Sentinel, San Francisco Chronicle, and KSBW TV for stories about UCSC's participation in a new national center that will focus on developing implantable devices to overcome disabilities such as blindness and paralysis. Stories about the new center also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and San Jose Mercury News online.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel published a front page article on UCSC's selection of William Patterson Jr. to organize and promote the Robert Heinlein Archive, housed in McHenry Library’s Special Collections.

Astronomer Claire Max was featured in a Santa Cruz Sentinel article about her research on black holes.

Caroline Pomeroy, a research scientist in the Institute of Marine Sciences, was quoted in stories in the Monterey Herald and Salinas Californian about a report she coauthored on the role of the Moss Landing fishing industry in the local economy.

Assistant theater arts professor David Cuthbert was featured in a San Diego Union-Tribune article about theater and lighting design.

Geophysicist Steven Ward was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about the possibility of a tsunami on the East Coast.

An article about memorial events to celebrate the life and art of the late Mel Wong, professor of dance in the Theater Arts Department since 1989, appeared in the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

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