UCSC in the News
March 19, 2007
Astronomer Sandra Faber was quoted in a Christian Science Monitor
story about the AEGIS galaxy survey.
The New York Times quoted assistant professor of film and digital media
L. S. Kim in an article about the lack of Asian American pop stars.
The Chronicle of Higher Education picked up on a paper by psychology's
Jean Fox Tree about the use of the word "like" in conversation.
Rather than a bad habit, the word "like" is used "at particular
times and for particular reasons" and can function as an integral part of
conversation, according to Fox Tree, whose findings appeared in the journal
Computer scientist Arthur Keller and graduate student
John Connors were featured in a Santa Cruz Sentinel story
about a campus symposium on electric vehicles.
Biologist Tim Tinker was quoted in a Monterey County Weekly
story about California sea otters.
Astronomer Greg Laughlin was interviewed on KUSP Radio's
Talk of the Bay program about his research on extrasolar planets, and was
also interviewed by a TV crew from the syndicated program Discoveries &
Breakthroughs Inside Science.
Biologist David Feldheim was quoted in an article in the journal
Nature about stem cell research grants.
Research by biochemists William Scott and Michael Robertson
on the structure of an RNA enzyme was covered by Science Daily, Biology News Net,
PhysOrg.com, Chemistry World, Astrobiology News, and Space Ref.
The San Francisco Chronicle announced the new Shakespeare Santa Cruz
summer season, quoting artistic director and professor of theater arts
The Ventura County Star and Santa Cruz Sentinel ran articles
about alumnus Wayne Horvitz, noting that the individual major
he created at UCSC, “Composition for New Music Improvisation,”
is an apt description of his professional career.
The San Luis Obispo Tribune covered a Women's History Month celebration
keynote address by history of consciousness professor Angela Davis
at Cal Poly, where she spoke of the need for collaborative community
approaches to solving issues such as violence against women.
University librarian Margaret Gordon
was quoted in the
Santa Cruz Sentinel
about William Ackerknecht's $100,000 gift to
establish a reading garden at McHenry Library in honor of his late wife, Mary.
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