UCSC in the News
July 17, 2006
Providing analysis of the Mexican presidential election, Jonathan
Fox of Latin American and Latino studies appeared on The
NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and was interviewed by the San
Jose Mercury News.
The new major in computer game design (see Currents
story) received extensive media coverage--Ira Pohl,
professor and chair of computer science, was interviewed by
the San Jose Mercury News, Santa Cruz Sentinel,
TV stations KTVU and KION, and radio stations KGO, KLIV, KSCO,
and KCSN. Stories also ran on the AP and UPI news wires, in
the San Jose Business Journal, Sacramento Business Journal,
San Francisco Business Times, Washington (D.C.) Business Journal,
and numerous other business journals across the country, as
well online news sites such as SiliconValley.com, Monsters
and Critics, and GameSpot.
The Boston Globe ran a story about Far from the Madding
Gerund, a new book by linguistics professor Geoffrey
Pullum and Mark Liberman of the University of Pennsylvania,
featuring some of the best posts from the blog Language Log.
Brent Haddad of environmental studies discussed desalination
on the nationally syndicated radio program A World of Possibilities.
Seismologist Emily Brodsky was quoted in stories about
her research on earthquakes and groundwater flow by Scripps
Howard News Service, Reuters, ABCNews.com, Space Daily, Hindustan
Times, and Xinhua General News Service.
Newhouse News Service interviewed psychology instructor Veronica
Tonay for a story about dreams that appeared in papers around
the country, including the Post-Standard of Syracuse.
Sociology's Dane Archer was featured in an Albany
Times Union article about social norms and blunders in public
Economist Rob Fairlie was quoted in the Wilmington
News Journal regarding Delaware's last-place ranking in
a recent national review of entrepreneurial spirit around the
country that Fairlie conducted for the Ewing Marion Kauffman
Foundation. Fairlie also appeared in the Columbus Dispatch
in an article about business associations that encourage entrepreneurship
among immigrants, noting that such networks have helped fuel
the growth in immigrant-owned businesses.
Michael Brown of politics appeared on KUSP Radio's Talk
of the Bay to discuss Hoover Institution fellow Shelby Steele's
new book, White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed
the Promise of the Civil Rights Era.
Psychology's Anthony Pratkanis was quoted in an Associated
Press article about people who rent billboards to deliver messages
and make personal appeals. The practice can be expensive but
effective, he said.
An article in the Fresno Bee about peregrine falcons
included quotes from Glenn Stewart of the Santa Cruz
Predatory Bird Research Group.
Geophysicist Steven Ward has been featured in several
episodes of the History Channel's Mega Disasters series--"West
Coast Tsunami," "East Coast Tsunami," and "Asteroid
Apocalypse" (see Currents
Biologist Daniel Costa's research on fur seals was covered
in the Cape Times (South Africa).
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