UCSC in the News
Thorne Lay, professor of Earth sciences, was featured
on the "Science and Society" program on WorldTalkRadio,
discussing the great Sumatran earthquake. Lay was also quoted
in an Associated Press story about the risk of another Indonesian
tsunami that ran in dozens of newspapers throughout the country,
including the Los Angeles Times, San Jose Mercury News, Sacramento
Bee, Contra Costa Times, Monterey County Herald, New York Newsday,
Charlotte Observer, and others.
The Financial Times cited work by economist Mike
Dooley in recent coverage of the flow of capital from poor
countries to rich nations.
Research on global warming and ocean temperatures by ocean
scientists Christina Ravelo, Margaret Delaney, and Michael
Wara was reported in the New York Times, Christian Science
Monitor, Salt Lake Tribune, Daily Mail (UK), Greenwire,
Space Daily, PhysOrg.com, Innovations Report, and WorldChanging.com.
Vice chancellor of student affairs Francisco Hernandez
was interviewed by Parade magazine about online education
as part of the fall back-to-school issue. . . . Education
Technology News quoted Hernandez in its coverage of the
announcement that UC College Prep Online will develop virtual
schools in Imperial, Butte, and Mendocino Counties.
Astronomers Greg Laughlin and Douglas Lin were
quoted in stories about new planet discoveries in Science
News and New Scientist magazines, the Guardian
(UK), and Space.com.
American studies professor Tricia Rose was quoted in
Black Issues in Higher Education about the significant
increase in the academic study of hip-hop and black popular
culture at colleges and universities across the country.
Psychology professor Aida Hurtado spoke with Metro
Santa Cruz about identity politics and Mechicas, whose
ancestors settled North America before Europeans and don't want
to be considered immigrants to the United States.
Mark Carr, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology,
was quoted in a story in the Los Angeles Daily News about
effects of offshore oil rigs on fish populations.
Biologist Patricia Morris was quoted in a Los Angeles
Times story about the elephant seal rookery near San Simeon.
Undergraduate Kara Deyhle was the focus of an Albuquerque
Journal article after she was named the 2005 Amy Biehl Youth
Spirit Award winner. The award recognizes young people for their
service to others. It was inspired by former Santa Fe resident
and Fulbright Scholar Amy Biehl, who was killed in a 1993 riot
in South Africa. Deyhle was honored for her work with a women's
weaving cooperative in Chiapas, Mexico.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel and Nanotechnology Now
ran stories about research by chemistry professor Jin Zhang
on new hydrogen fuel technologies.
Gary Bloom, associate director of the New Teacher Center,
penned a piece for Leadership about teacher-evaluation
programs that would enhance professional development and free
up administrators to focus on teachers who need more support.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported on UCSC's new oversight
of NASA's Airborne Sensor Facility, with quotes from Eli
Silver, professor of Earth sciences, Raphael Kudela,
associate professor of ocean sciences, and Donald Potts,
professor of ecology and evolutionary biology.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel tracked down economist John
Isbister for comment on the costly West Coast housing market
and what could happen to local employment if the real estate
Fellow economist Joshua Aizenman wrote about financial
liberalization in developing countries for the FRBSF Economic
Politics professor Ronnie Lipschutz penned an opinion
piece for the Santa Cruz Sentinel about the gap between
the costs of running the University of California and the resources
that support the system.
UCSC Extension's Science Illustration Certificate Program
was praised in the June 23 edition of the journal Nature.
The article emphasized the importance of digital illustration
and said UCSC's program is one of the few globally to
have a broader purview than medical illustration."
Harvard University's Government Innovators Network ran
an article about a cutting-edge Internet dance/theater collaboration
between UCSC and New York University. The project was conceived
by assistant professor of theater arts Ted Warburton.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel noted the publication of a new
oral history by the University Library's Regional History
Project about the impact of UCSC's Cowell Press.
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