UCSC in the News
The Santa Cruz Sentinel published a lengthy story about
the growing popularity of Bob Shepherd's accounting classes
at UCSC, and the big firms that recruit his students.
Research by professor of chemistry and biochemistry Anthony
Fink on the antibiotic rifampicin as a potential treatment
for Parkinson's disease was also covered in a variety of weekly
newsletters, including Aging & Elder Health Week, Biotech
Week, Drug Week, Medicine & Law Week, Life Science Weekly,
Science Letter, Health & Medicine Week, Pain & Central
Nervous System Week, and Proteomics Weekly.
History professor Dana Frank appeared on NPR's Marketplace
to discuss the issue of buying American during the
Christmas shopping season.
Research geophysicist Steven Ward has been contacted
by numerous media outlets, including the Washington Post,
New York Daily News, Newsweek magazine, and local KION TV,
regarding the computer simulation he created of the tsunami
that has devastated South Asia.
Psychology's Craig Haney was quoted in an Associated
Press story about jury selection in the Robert Blake murder
case, saying research shows that many jurors participate in
trials without understanding, or embracing, the presumption
Research by professor of biomolecular engineering David
Haussler and others on the use of computers to reconstruct
the genome of a common ancestor of mammals was covered in a
variety of weekly newsletters, including Genomics & Genetics
Weekly, Biotech Week, Life Science Weekly, Science Letter, Health
& Medicine Week, and Lab Law Weekly.
Manuel Pastor of Latin American and Latino studies was
quoted in a San Jose Mercury News story about the impact
of Asian immigrants on the Bay Area. Pastor's work in environmental
justice also prompted a call from AlterNet for a story
about a report that found that Latinos bear the brunt of environmental
health threats in the United States.
Bangkok's Agence France Presse quoted theater
arts professor Kathy Foley in an article about preserving
Thailand's traditional art of puppetry.
A recent Santa Cruz Sentinel story about organic farming
tapped the expertise of Julie Guthman of community studies.
Researcher Phil Howard of the Center for Agroecology
& Sustainable Food Systems was quoted in a Tampa Tribune
article about retail turf wars in the natural foods market.
Community studies major Katie Lahey was the focus of
a San Francisco Chronicle story about Americans who are
in Venezuela to support President Hugo Chavez.
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the News" columns.
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