UCSC in the News
David Haussler, professor of biomolecular engineering,
was quoted in a story in Newsday about research on DNA
extracted from the bones of extinct cave bears.
Craig Haney of psychology was quoted prominently in
a USA Today article about the devastating long-term effects
of solitary confinement.
Seismologist Thorne Lay was quoted in an article in
New Scientist magazine about the great Sumatra-Andaman
Newsweek magazine noted the upcoming Shakespeare
Santa Cruz production of Twelfth Night in an article
about promising 2005 summer seasons by respected theater companies.
Associate history professor Pedro Castillo was quoted
in southern California's Press-Enterprise about a decision
by Univision Network, the most popular Spanish-language broadcast
television network in the United States, to add local coverage
due to the significant Latino population in the area.
Dan Wirls of politics penned an op-ed that appeared
in the Santa Cruz Sentinel about the Senate's consideration
of a "nuclear option" filibuster. Also in politics,
Paul Frymer was a guest on the radio show Marketplace
talking about the AFL-CIO.
Literature professor Paul Skenazy contributed four book
reviews to the Washington Post.
A BBC News story about bottlenose dolphins using sponges
as tools to help find food included a quote from Grant Pogson,
associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology.
The San Francisco Chronicle picked up on a recent report
by the Public Policy Institute of California about the future
of the Golden State, which includes a chapter authored by Manuel
Pastor of Latin American and Latino studies.
Organic Inc. tapped Farm manager Jim Leap for
comment on the organic food industry and the growing role major
corporations are playing in the booming sector of food production.
Astronomer Jason Prochaska was quoted in stories about
his research on gamma-ray bursts on PhysOrg.com and Space
Anthropologist Triloki Pandey was quoted in a San
Jose Mercury News story about the local Indo-American community.
Screenindia.com quoted associate professor of history
Dilip Basu in an article about the screening of Satyajit
Ray's film Pather Panchali on its 50th birthday at the
Cannes Film Festival.
Astronomy graduate student Genevieve Graves was quoted
in stories about her supernova research on MSNBC.com, Space.com,
The Torrance Daily Breeze ran a feature on conductor
Kent Nagano, a UCSC alumnus, who was quoted about the
positive audience reaction to the preview of the world premiere
of Manzanar: An American Story at UCSC's Pacific Rim
Festival. The Daily News of Los Angeles also noted the
Optoelectronics Report ran a story about research on
optical sensor technology by Holger Schmidt, assistant
professor of electrical engineering.
An article in Earth Island Journal about the impacts
of wind turbines on bird populations described research by Grainger
Hunt, a biologist with the Predatory Bird Research Group.
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