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June 11, 2007

UCSC in the News

Research led by electrical engineer Holger Schmidt demonstrating atomic spectroscopy on a chip was covered by Laser Focus World, Scientific,,, Phonotics Online, and Science Daily.

Eileen Zurbriggen of psychology had the last word in a lengthy Associated Press article about the impacts of today’s “porn-driven” culture on young women. The widely circulated story appeared in the Washington Post, New Jersey’s Star-Ledger, on, and other news outlets.

Ann Pace, assistant director of the Center for Biomolecular Science & Engineering, was interviewed on KSBW-TV (Ch. 8) and quoted in the Santa Cruz Sentinel about funding for a stem cell research facility at UCSC, which was also covered by the San Jose Mercury News (see Currents story).

Sean Swezey of the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems has developed promising new ways to protect organic strawberries from lygus bugs, and his work was featured recently in Western Farm Press. And news of the campus’s celebration of 40 years at the forefront of sustainable agriculture was picked up by Sustainable Food News.

Climate researcher Lisa Sloan discussed climate change in interviews on KZSC Radio and KUSP Radio's Talk of the Bay program.

Biologist Glenn Stewart was featured in media coverage of the peregrine falcons released at Long Marine Laboratory, including stories in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, San Jose Mercury News, KSBW-TV, KPIX-TV, and KGO-TV.

Brian Walton, coordinator of the Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group, was quoted in a story about the toxic effects of flame retardants that ran in the Oakland Tribune, Tri-Valley Herald, Fremont Argus, San Mateo Times, and Alameda Daily Review.

Astronomer Greg Laughlin was quoted in a Monterey Herald story about the origin and meaning of the expression "blue moon."

Connell O'Donovan, program manager for Summer Session, was quoted at length in an article in the Salt Lake Tribune about the 30th anniversary celebration of the founding of Affirmation, a support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Mormons.

Metro Santa Cruz ran a story about the second graduating class of UCSC’s Digital Arts and New Media (DANM) master's of fine arts program, quoting program manager Felicia Rice. The Santa Cruz Sentinel also ran an article about student work featured in DANM’s year-end public exhibition at the Santa Cruz Digital Media Factory.

The Times of London ran an obituary for English scholar Philip Collins, noting that the internationally known professor taught at the annual Dickens Universe conference held each summer at UCSC.

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