UCSC in the News
Susan Schwartz, professor of Earth sciences and director
of the Keck Seismology Lab, answered reporters' questions about
the magnitude 6 earthquake that struck near Parkfield on September
28. Schwartz was interviewed by National Public Radio and local
television stations KION and KSBW. Professor of Earth sciences
Thorne Lay was quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel
story about the quake.
Politics prof Dan Wirls did postdebate analysis for
the Santa Cruz Sentinel after the first Bush-Kerry face-off.
Earlier, Wirls talked with Reuters about diversity in the U.S.
The Contra Costa Times, Santa Cruz Sentinel, and KION
TV ran stories about Claire Max, professor of astronomy
and astrophysics, who won the E. O. Lawrence Award in Physics.
Anthropologist Alison Galloway's testimony in the trial
of Scott Peterson was covered in the San Jose Mercury News
and the Contra Costa Times, among other publications.
Astronomer Sandra Faber is featured in "Origins,"
a four-part miniseries for Nova on PBS. Faber was quoted
in reviews of the series in the Santa Cruz Sentinel and
The Deseret Morning News and the Associated Press covered
the news that the Davis School District in Utah is the latest
to adopt a teacher mentoring program developed by the UCSC New
The San Jose Mercury News noted that American studies
professor Tricia Rose would be the keynote speaker at
a San Jose State University conference.
Astronomer Steven Vogt was profiled in a Metro Santa
Cruz article about his involvement in the search for new
planets outside our solar system.
The Times Colonist in Victoria, British Columbia, covered
economist Michael Hutchison's recent lecture about East
Asian capital flows at the University of Alberta.
David Haussler, professor of biomolecular engineering,
was quoted in an article about genomic research in The Scientist
magazine. Fellow genome researcher James Kent was featured
in an article in the Deseret Morning News about a study
in which Kent collaborated with researchers at Utah's Huntsman
The Mexican media, including La Jornada, El Universal,
and Radio UNAM, covered a talk by Susanne Jonas of Latin
American and Latino studies about the political rights of Latinos.
An article about California sea otter populations in the Monterey
County Herald included quotes from Jim Estes, adjunct
professor of ecology and evolutionary biology.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a story about the endowed
fellowship in plant ecology established by Jean Langenheim,
professor emerita of biology.
The Mid-County Post quoted marine scientist Peter
Miller in a story about UCSC researchers working with the
state health agency to test new technologies for monitoring
harmful algal blooms along the California coast.
Theoretical physicist Thomas Banks was quoted in Science
News in a story about black holes.
Highlights provides monthly summaries of "UCSC in
the News" columns.
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