UCSC in the News
April 2, 2007
Biologist Barry Sinervo spent two days with a TV crew from the PBS
program Nature for an episode about his research on the evolutionary biology of
The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a front-page story with sidebar on UCSC's Silicon
Valley Initiatives, with quotes from Acting Chancellor George Blumenthal,
Vice Provost Carl Walsh, UARC director William Berry,
UARC science director Michael Isaacson, and others; the story also ran
in the Contra Costa Times.
USA Today quoted history professor Dana Frank for an article
about what constitutes an "American" car.
People magazine tapped psychology instructor Don Saposnek
for comment on the custody battle of 8-year-old Anna Mae He, who was taken away from
her foster parents and returned to her birth parents.
Research on earthquake faults by geologists Emily Brodsky and
Amir Sagy was covered by UPI, FoxNews.com, Earth Times, Science Daily,
Live Science, PhysOrg.com, and other online news sites.
The San Francisco Chronicle ran an opinion piece by physicist Michael Riordan
on the idea of a carbon tax.
The Sacramento Bee quoted associate professor of literature Louis Chude-Sokei
in a story about how Barack Obama is handling racial issues in his campaign for the presidency.
Research on RNA enzymes by biochemists William Scott and
Michael Robertson was covered by UPI, Medical News Today, Live Science,
Earth Times, and others.
An Associated Press report about efforts taken to prevent e. coli outbreaks cited the work
of doctoral student Diana Stuart, who is studying conflicts between food safety
and environmental regulation. The story was published widely, including in the Monterey Herald,
the Houston Chronicle, and BusinessWeek.com.
The San Diego Union-Tribune ran a story about biologist James Estes
and his new book on whales, whaling, and ocean ecosystems.
Biologist Terrie Williams was featured in a Santa Cruz Sentinel
story about her Women of Discovery Award.
Education professor June Gordon fielded a call from a reporter with the
Christian Science Monitor about the shortage of Mandarin Chinese teachers in the San
Francisco Bay Area.
Biologist Glenn Stewart of the Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group
was featured in a Santa Cruz Sentinel story about his visit to a Watsonville charter
school with his tame peregrine falcon.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel turned to Michael Loik of environmental studies
for comment on the San Lorenzo Valley Water District's efforts to incorporate climate change into
its long-range planning.
The Monterey Herald ran a long article on the Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve featuring
reserve manager Kurt Merg and graduate students Kendra Karr and
An article about flash memory in Technology Review magazine quotes computer scientist
The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran an item about a Microsoft grant for computer game design courses,
with a quote from Charlie McDowell, professor of computer science.
Graduate student Shawn Hart was quoted in a story about asteroid impacts on
Mars carried by Asian News International and Hindustan Times.
The Educational Partnership Center has been in the news recently, with coverage
in the Salinas Californian and the Watsonville Register-Pajaronian. The Sentinel
and the Register-Pajaronian also mentioned the center's programs in their coverage of the recent
visit to Watsonville by UC President Robert Dynes (see Currents story).
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