UCSC in the News
April 23, 2007
The Chronicle of Higher Education reported on work by Patricia Allen of
the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems on consumer preferences regarding food labeling
that goes beyond "organic" to address issues such as animal husbandry, country of origin,
and the working conditions of workers in the agriculture and food industry. And the Fresno Bee
included the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems in a write-up about
the expansion of UC's research in organic agriculture.
The Economist relied on the expertise of Karen Holl of environmental
studies for an article about the role of bats in tropical rainforest restoration. The piece also
described Holl's own restoration research in Costa Rica.
The Silicon Valley Business Journal ran a profile of UCSC Foundation trustee
Jack Baskin and his wife Peggy Downes Baskin, with quotes
from Baskin Professor of Computer Engineering Pat Mantey, engineering associate dean
Michael Isaacson, and Acting Chancellor George Blumenthal.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel and Good Times ran stories about graduate students
Shaye Wolf and Doug Bevington, whose efforts helped stop a
liquified natural gas terminal in Baja California.
Bruce Bridgeman of psychology was interviewed by a Korean television
crew that was exploring the psychological phenomena behind the Mystery Spot.
KQED Television's Quest program produced a profile about anthropology
graduate student Chelsey Juarez, who is pioneering a new forensic
technique to help identify the remains of Mexican immigrants who die anonymously
while trying to cross the border into the United States. The show aired on KQED and KTEH,
and the network plans to share the program with community organizations involved in immigration issues.
United Press International covered research by Chris Wilmers of environmental
studies about climate conditions and population cycles
(see UCSC Currents story).
UPI's story was distributed widely and appeared online on Biology News Net and other Internet sites.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported that two humanities faculty--history professor
Gail Hershatter and history of consciousness professor James Clifford--received 2007 Guggenheim Fellowship awards (see UCSC Currents story).
Research by seismologist Thorne Lay and graduate student Yingcai Zheng
on the structure of the mantle in subduction zones was covered by Innovations Report, Space Daily, and Huliq.com.
Economist Mike Dooley's "revised Bretton Woods hypothesis" was cited by
Bloomberg News in an article about the U.S. current account deficit that appeared in the International Herald Tribune.
The Statesman Journal cited New Teacher Center research in an opinion piece about
investing in mentor programs for new teachers and administrators.
College & Research Library News announced that UCSC has received $350,000 in
gifts to create a global cyber café and outdoor reading garden in the campus’s newly
expanded and renovated McHenry Library.
The Des Moines Register
ran a story about the selection of history of consciousness professor
to speak at Grinnell College’s graduation, noting her
“ongoing work to combat oppression in the U.S. and abroad.”
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