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December 1, 2003

UCSC in the News

Women’s studies lecturer Peggy Downes Baskin was quoted in a Salinas Californian article after being named Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year, along with her husband, Jack Baskin, by the Monterey Bay chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Economist Ken Kletzer fielded a call from Latin Finance Magazine about collective action clauses.

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Jim Kent, a research scientist at the Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering (CBSE), was quoted in a story about human genome data in Wired Online. Kent and CBSE director David Haussler were also featured in a story in the Fort Collins Coloradan about a pair of lectures Haussler gave recently at Colorado State University.

Don Brenneis discussed the field of anthropology with the Chicago Tribune during the American Anthropological Association’s annual meeting recently.

Stories continue to appear about a new study coauthored by Jim Estes, adjunct professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, suggesting that the whaling industry has had dramatic long-term effects on ocean ecosystems. Estes was most recently quoted in an Associated Press story that appeared in the Washington Post and Newsday.

Politics professor Ronnie Gruhn was a guest on KUSP Radio's Talk of the Bay program, speaking with host Deanna Zachary about President Bush’s claims about the growth of democracy and economic development around the globe.

Another study that keeps getting press attention is geophysicist Steven Ward's description of the tsunami that would be generated by an asteroid crashing into the ocean, most recently covered in the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

Brent Haddad of environmental studies was tapped for his water expertise by the Monterey County Herald, which covered an idea to recover water from the oil fields of southern Monterey County.

Associate professor of literature Christopher Connery was cited in a Santa Cruz Sentinel article about a new UCSC program he designed to send humanities graduate students into local schools.

A Los Angeles Times story about the maturing field of environmental studies quoted UCSC prof Daniel Press.

Literature professor Paul Skenazy contributed several book reviews to the Washington Post.

Manuel Pastor was featured in a Santa Cruz Sentinel story about the high cost of living on the Central Coast.

Professor of computer engineering Kevin Karplus was quoted in the Santa Cruz Sentinel in a story about the new graduate degrees in bioinformatics now offered at UCSC.

The Kansas City Star cited history of consciousness professor Angela Davis in an article about prison industries.

An article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel about caves and cave exploring in the Santa Cruz area featured Greg Stock, an Earth sciences graduate student and cave expert.

Music professor Leta Miller was quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel article about the Ariose Singers, a 16-member a cappella group that she directs.

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