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October 13, 2003

UCSC in the News

The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a front-page story profiling University Relations vice chancellor Ron Suduiko and the campus's fundraising success this past year; Alison Galloway, chair of the Academic Senate, was also quoted in the story.

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David Wellman of community studies was quoted in an Associated Press story about Proposition 54.

Faculty in marine biology have been in the news: Daniel Costa, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, was quoted in a San Francisco Chronicle story about the effects of sonar on whales. . . . Jim Estes, adjunct professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, was quoted in a story in the San Jose Mercury News about changes in the Monterey Bay Aquarium's policy on sea otters. Estes supports the aquarium's decision to focus the efforts of its sea otter rehabilitation program on animals with a good chance of adding to the breeding population of the species. . . . Don Croll, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, and his research on whales in Monterey Bay were the subject of a column in the Salinas Californian.

The Washington Times and the San Francisco Chronicle reported on a $300,000 estate gift to the UCSC Library’s Special Collections archive of renowned science fiction writer Robert Heinlein, and the selection of William Patterson Jr. as the new campus Heinlein Scholar.

Psychology’s Anthony Pratkanis was interviewed by KSBW-TV about the recall. He also is hosting a Swedish educational TV channel that will be filming on campus next week.

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