UCSC in the News
The Christian Science Monitor quoted international economist
Joshua Aizenman in a trend story about the growing number
of professional and educational opportunities in India. With
more Indians choosing to stay home to work and study, India
is rapidly pursuing its goal of becoming a knowledge economy,
the paper reported.
American studies professor Tricia Rose was quoted in
the Orlando Sentinel about the pervasiveness of pop culture's
highly sexual and demeaning images of African American women.
Rose also contributed a book review of Keith Boykin's Beyond
The Down Low: Sex, Lies, and Denial in Black America to
the Washington Post.
Science News magazine ran a story about research by
physicist David Smith on terrestrial gamma-ray flashes.
Associate history professor Pedro Castillo was quoted
in a Fresno Bee article about a bill passed in Mexico's
lower house allowing Mexicans abroad to vote from within the
United States in presidential elections.
Economist Nirvikar Singh has penned a column about the
budget process in India for the Delhi-based Financial Express,
one of the top business dailies in India.
Stephen Thorsett, professor and chair of astronomy and
astrophysics, was featured in an article in the Mid-County
Post about UCSC's involvement in plans for a new space-based
Economist Rob Fairlie was quoted in an Asbury Park
Press story about the obstacles faced by black entrepreneurs,
including lack of access to capital and experience.
Writing lecturer Conn Hallinan was quoted in the Fresno
Bee about the shortfalls of a media industry dominated by
Douglas N. C. Lin, professor of astronomy and astrophysics,
was featured in a story on Space.com about "orphan
planets" wandering through space after being ejected from
their solar systems.
The German magazine Gesundheit reproduced data generated
by the UC Atlas of Global Inequality for a piece about life
expectancy. The atlas is a project of the Center for Global,
International, and Regional Studies.
The San Francisco Chronicle described a courtroom portrait
of history of consciousness professor Angela Davis that
was featured in a rare exhibit at UC Berkeley's main library
of sketches from famous trials.
Sociology doctoral recipient John Ackerman coauthored
an op-ed piece about Mexico for the New York Times.
The San Jose Mercury News noted assistant professor
of theater arts David Cuthbert's role as the lighting
designer for actor/comedian Billy Crystal's hit Broadway show,
In Family Practice News, sociology's Mike Males
discussed a recent study that reported a drop in teen drug use.
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