October 6, 2003
UCSC in the News
Economist Nirvikar Singh penned an op-ed for The Independent about Indias economy in the global context.
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 directors 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
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 Librarys 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
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.