UCSC in the News
June 5, 2006
The recent Santa Cruz Center for International Economics
conference with San Francisco Fed President Janet Yellen attracted
top media coverage, including stories by Reuters and Bloomberg
News that appeared in the Washington Post, Sydney Morning
Herald, Taipei Times, Economic Times of India, Buffalo News,
the Globe and Mail in Canada, as well as on the ABC News
web site, Australia's ninemsn.com, FXStreet.com, MarketWatch,
Susanne Jonas of Latin American and Latino studies was
interviewed about immigration issues by La Opinion, one
of the largest Spanish-language newspapers in the country.
Research on the origins of Saturn's moon Triton by Craig
Agnor, a researcher in the Earth Sciences Department, received
ongoing media attention, including stories in the Washington
Post, Duluth News-Tribune, UPI, Space Daily, and
Xinhua News Service.
Earth sciences graduate student Alex Hutko and professor
Thorne Lay were featured in stories about their research
on subducted slabs of Earth's crust that ran in Yahoo News,
Fox News online, Space Daily, LiveScience, Innovations
Report, and PhysOrg.com.
The Chronicle of Higher Education quoted Mary-Kay
Gamel, professor of classics and comparative literature,
in an article about a UCLA classics professor's translation
of a comedy by the Roman playwright Plautus.
Biologist Barry Sinervo's research on the evolution
of altruism in lizards was covered in Genomics and Genetics
Weekly, Science Letter, Life Science Weekly, and other newsletters.
Julie Guthman of community studies was featured in a
Science Today radio news spot produced by UC and broadcast
by the CBS network. She discussed organic farming in California.
Biologist Steven Berkeley was interviewed on NPR's All
Things Considered for a story about evolutionary changes
in fish caused by overfishing.
KQED Radio in San Francisco produced a segment for National
Public Radio's Living on Earth program about the closure
of a power plant near the Bayview Hunter's Point neighborhood.
Environmental justice expert Manuel Pastor of Latin American
and Latino studies was featured in the broadcast. Living
on Earth is broadcast on about 300 NPR stations each week,
airing in 9 of the 10 top radio markets and reaching 80 percent
of the U.S.
Science and Technology News quoted commentary by Maureen
Callanan of psychology in their coverage of new research
about how children learn from their parents about science and
David Haussler, professor of biomolecular engineering,
was quoted in a San Francisco Chronicle story about the
evolutionary history of humans and chimps.
Sociologist Ben Crow was featured in a Concord
(New Hampshire) Monitor article about efforts to bring
clean water and power to impoverished countries. Crow discussed
the political will that's necessary to bring about lasting change.
The Miami Herald, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and Kansas
City Star were among the newspapers that published articles
about research by economist Rob Fairlie, who ranked the
entrepreneurial activity of individual states and major cities
in the United States. PrimeZone Media Network also covered the
The Washington Post published an editorial by Emily
Saarman, a graduate student in the Science Communication
Program, on nutrient pollution in Chesapeake Bay.
The San Jose Mercury News and Santa Cruz Sentinel
ran stories about Costa Spur and Terrie Bluff, sites in Antarctica
named for biologists Daniel Costa and Terrie Williams.
Biologist John Pearse was quoted in a Santa Cruz
Sentinel story about state plans for a network of reserves
to protect ocean habitat.
Physicist Sriram Shastry was quoted in a story about
a theoretical "invisibility cloak" that ran in Information
Week, IT News Australia, and other online news sites.
Research on neurodegenerative disorders by biochemist Anthony
Fink and his coworkers was covered in Aging and Elder
Health Week, Mental Health Business Week, Health and Medicine
Week, Biotech Week, and other newsletters.
A Los Angeles Times travel feature about summer theater
advised readers that redwoods encircle the enchanting
Sinsheimer-Stanley Festival Glen at Shakespeare Santa
Cruz's summer festival at UCSC.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran two announcements of the
appointment of Georges Van Den Abbeele as new dean of
the Humanities Division.
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