UCSC in the News
June 12, 2006
Physicist Joel Primack and his wife and coauthor Nancy
Abrams have just returned from a two-month book tour, during
which they did radio interviews on WGN (Chicago), WNYC (New
York), and National Public Radio, as well as the PBS TV talk
show Between the Lines. Their new book (The View from
the Center of the Universe) was chosen for NPR book critic
Alan Cheuse's Summer Reading Selections for 2006 and was featured
on the cover of the literary journal Missouri Review.
India's The Statesman quoted associate professor of
history Dilip Basu in an article about the role of UCSC's
Satyajit Ray Film and Study Collection (Ray FASC) in the search
for Sikkim, a lost documentary made by the renowned Indian
Erik Asphaug, associate professor of Earth sciences,
was interviewed on NPR's All Things Considered, about
a Japanese study of the asteroid Itokawa. Asphaug was also quoted
in stories about the asteroid in New Scientist magazine
and Scientific American.com.
Julie Guthman of community studies fielded a call from
a reporter with California Connected, a weekly news magazine
program produced by four PBS television stations. Guthman discussed
organic agriculture in California.
Associate professor of literature and Cowell provost Tyrus
was quoted in Delo, the main daily paper of Slovenia,
following a conference at the University of Primorska in Koper
titled Visual Arts After Postmodernism.
The Rocky Mountain News ran a story about Far from
the Madding Gerund, a new book by linguistics professor
Geoffrey Pullum and Mark Liberman of the University of
Pennsylvania, featuring some of the best posts from the blog
Biologist Daniel Costa was interviewed by KION TV (Ch.
46) about Costa Spur and Terrie Bluff, the Antarctic sites named
in honor of him and fellow biologist Terrie Williams.
Graduate student Alex Hutko was featured in a Mid-County
Post article about his research with seismologist Thorne
Lay on subducted slabs of the Earth's crust.
Research on Saturn's moon Enceladus by Francis Nimmo,
assistant professor of Earth sciences, was covered by the
Santa Cruz Sentinel, CNN.com, Discovery News, Space Daily, Astrobiology
magazine, Agence France Presse, and Chinadaily.com.
Biologist Barry Sinervo's research on the evolution
of altruism in side-blotched lizards was featured in an article
in Science News magazine.
Biologist James Estes was quoted in a story about California
kelp forest ecosystems in Science News magazine.
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