UCSC in the News
With the return of two Britons who'd been held in solitary
confinement at Guantanamo Bay for up to 18 months, BBC News
relied on psychology's Craig Haney for an extensive report
on the effects of such deprivation.
The Denver Post ran an article about research by Lisa
Sloan, professor of Earth sciences, and graduate student
Jacob Sewall on the effects of climate change on the
Rocky Mountain snowpack.
The Los Angeles Times ran a feature about alumnus Kent
Nagano and his work on the symphonic work, Manzanar:
An American Story, describing a preview of its world premiere
that recently took place at UCSC's Pacific Rim Festival.
Biologists Terrie Williams and Jim Estes were
featured in a story on NPR's All Things Considered about
their research on the effects of killer whale predation on sea
otter populations in Alaska.
The Associated Press picked up the story out of Anchorage about
Alaska's mentor-teacher program, which was modeled after the
work of the New Teacher Center.
Literature professor Nathaniel Mackey was quoted in
a Santa Cruz Sentinel story about being selected to present
UCSC's annual faculty research lecture next year.
Biologist Giacomo Bernardi was quoted in a Los Angeles
Times article about grunion, the only fish that leave the
water to spawn on beaches.
Assistant professor of film and digital media L. S. Kim
was quoted in ABC News online about stereotypes of Asian
actors in Hollywood.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel lauded the Theater Arts Department's
spectacularly bright and cheerful production of
Sondheim's musical, Merrily We Roll Along, noting director
(and department chair) Danny Scheie's mischievous
eye for irony and brilliant eye for flamboyant drama.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a story about Robert
Kraft, professor emeritus of astronomy and astrophysics
and former director of UCO/Lick Observatory, who has been honored
by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran an article about an upcoming
seminar for high school teachers and the annual weeklong Dickens
Universe, to be held this summer as part of the 25th anniversary
of UCSC's Dickens Project.
An article on Space.com about a new theory of the formation
of the solar system included a quote from Douglas Lin,
professor of astronomy and astrophysics.
Sesnon Gallery director Shelby Graham was quoted in
a Santa Cruz Sentinel story about local art galleries.
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