UCSC in the News
Manuel Pastor of Latin American and Latino studies hit
the media jackpot last week when he appeared on NOW with
Bill Moyers. Pastor and his coauthor, Angela Glover Blackwell,
discussed community activism and postelection ways individuals
can work for social change.
American studies professor Judy Yung was extensively
quoted in a Sacramento Bee article about Chinese immigration
through the Bay Area's Angel Island.
Astrophysicist Stan Woosley was quoted in a New York
Times article about research on supernova explosions. An
image from Woosley's computer simulations of supernovae accompanied
Julie Guthman of community studies was featured on KQED
Radio's California Report, discussing her recent book
about organic farming in the Golden State.
Physicist Joel Primack was featured in a story on National
Public Radio's All Things Considered about a report from
the American Physical Society criticizing President Bush's plans
for space exploration. Primack was also featured in an article
about cosmology in New Scientist magazine.
Assistant professor of theater arts Patty Gallagher
was quoted in the Washington Post about her expertise
in mask work and theatrical clowning.
Economist Rob Fairlie made the Wall Street Journal,
discussing the recent rise in entrepreneurship.
Biologist Jim Estes and graduate student Tim Tinker
were featured in an article about sea otter populations in the
Los Angeles Times.
Technology developed by Holger Schmidt, assistant professor
of electrical engineering, for guiding light waves through small
volumes of liquids on a chip was covered by Laser Focus World
and Chemical Processing magazines.
Environmental studies Ph.D. candidate Max Boykoff's
analysis of media coverage of global climate change was a point
of discussion in a Columbia Journalism Review article.
Boykoff, who was interviewed for the story, also appeared in
the Christian Science Monitor and the World Paper.
Engineering dean Steve Kang was quoted in an article
in Electronic Engineering Times about a panel he chaired
at the International Conference on Computer-Aided Design in
Psychology's Anthony Pratkanis was interviewed by the
Arizona Republic about the opening day frenzy
that draws crowds like the one that gathered in Tempe for the
opening of an Ikea store.
Biologist Terrie Williams was interviewed on KION TV
about a dolphin that was released back into the wild after being
rehabilitated by Williams and her team of marine mammal trainers
at Long Marine Lab in cooperation with the Marine Mammal Center
The Register-Pajaronian interviewed Kirsten Gruesz,
associate professor of literature, for a story on a presentation
she gave on Hispanic literature at the Watsonville Public Library.
Ocean sciences graduate student Daria Siciliano was
quoted in a Monterey Herald story about researchers using
a remote sensing technique called hyperspectral imaging to study
Gary Griggs, professor of Earth sciences, was quoted
in a Santa Cruz Sentinel story about the defeat of a
proposal to build a seawall in Capitola.
ScienceNow ran a story about research by Earth sciences
graduate student Kena Fox-Dobbs on the diets of California
condors during the late Pleistocene, which she presented at
the annual meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
Arts & Lectures director Michelle Witt was quoted
in a story on the cover of the arts section of the San Jose
Mercury News about an appearance by famed rapper and social
activist Chuck D at UCSC.
John Wilkes, director of the Science Communication Program,
was quoted in an article about careers in science journalism
on the Nature Jobs web site.
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