UCSC in the News
September 11, 2006
Economists have been hitting the media jackpot lately. Rob
Fairlie fielded calls from the Wall Street Journal,
American Public Radio's Marketplace, and Inc.
magazine about his research on entrepreneurship. Joining
Fairlie in the limelight earlier was Lori Kletzer,
who made the Sunday New York Times business pages
with columnist Daniel Gross referring to a report coauthored
by Kletzer, an expert on labor outsourcing, in a column on the
Canada's Leader-Post ran a feature story on music professor
David Cope and his work as a leader in the field of computer-created
Research on lead poisoning in California condors led by environmental
toxicologist Donald Smith was covered in the Monterey
Herald, Salinas Californian, and Santa Cruz Sentinel.
Earth scientist James Zachos was quoted in an article
about global warming that ran in the San Jose Mercury News,
Sacramento Bee, and about 35 other national media outlets.
The Boston Globe featured digital arts and new media
graduate student Michael Dale--and the C-SPAN archive
he cocreated for his thesis project--in an article about an
event at Harvard, where attendees debated how to move wiki technology
and values into education, politics, and the developing world.
The Associated Press picked up on a report by Manuel Pastor
of Latin American and Latino studies for a story about black-Hispanic
gang rivalries in Los Angeles. Pastor was also quoted in a Monterey
Herald article about how the regional housing shortage and
high cost of housing is hitting Latinos and African Americans.
The Associated Press also covered a major report about the
growing activism of Mexican immigrants coauthored by Jonathan
Fox of Latin American and Latino studies. The AP story was
reproduced widely, including in the San Jose Mercury News
and Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and stories also appeared
in the Christian Post Reporter and the Catholic News
The Chicago Tribune cited linguistics professor Geoffrey
Pullum several times in an article about Vice President
Dick Cheney's frequent use of the phrase "if you will."
And the Philadelphia Inquirer ran a story about Far
from the Madding Gerund, a new book coauthored by Pullum.
The Orlando Sentinel, Monterey County Herald, and Albany's
The Times Union also picked up the story.
Physicist Joel Primack and his wife Nancy Abrams
were interviewed about their book, The View from the Center
of the Universe, by John McLaughlin for the PBS-TV program
McLaughlin One on One.
Gabriela Sandoval of sociology was quoted in a Monterey
Herald article about the political representation of Latinos
and the factors that depress Latino participation in elections.
Psychology instructor and dream expert Veronica Tonay
was quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel story about the dreams
that accompany major life changes, like enrolling at a new school.
The Sacramento Bee ran a story about Earth scientist
Slawek Tulaczyk's research on Mount Shasta's Whitney
The Detroit Free Press cited research by economist Justin
Marion in a story about the effects of Proposition 209,
which banned the use of affirmative action in business and higher
education. Marion's research indicates that the initiative has
saved taxpayers money by no longer requiring that a portion
of state and local road projects be set aside for businesses
owned by minorities and women.
Astronomer Sandra Faber was quoted in an article about
dark matter in Chemical and Engineering News.
Ellen Moir of the New Teacher Center was featured in
a Detroit Free Press article about the challenges faced
by new teachers.
The Berkeley Daily Planet noted that Karlton Hester,
director of Jazz Studies at UCSC, will be a panelist at a two-day
symposium in Oakland on legendary saxophonist Charlie Parker
and the significance of black artists in the 1950s.
The Center for Agroecology's apprenticeship in organic
horticulture was the subject of a feature article in the Santa
Metroactive lauded Arts Division lecturer Julia Page's
mixed-media installation in the "NextNew2006" show
at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art.
TechWeb ran a story about video processing technology
developed by electrical engineer Peyman Milanfar.
The Toronto Star included film expert B. Ruby Rich's
recommendations in its coverage of the Toronto International
Reviews of the Shakespeare Santa Cruz summer plays,
as well as a New Conservatory Theatre Center (NCTC) performance
piece featuring associate art professor Elizabeth Stephens,
appeared in Bay Area Reporter.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel published a story about psychology
students who spent their summer in Costa Rica, where they
worked in orphanages and foster homes, teaching literacy and
Agence France Presse noted that UCSC linguistics chair
Junko Ito accepted the Gauss prize for mathematics for
her 90-year-old father, Kiyoshi Ito, at the 25th annual International
Congress of Mathematicians presided by Spanish King Juan Carlos.
Psychology's Margaret Wilson was featured in the Aptos
The Santa Cruz Sentinel announced the winners of the
UCSC Library's 40th Annual Book Collection Essay Contest for
UCSC students, sponsored by the Friends of the UCSC Library.
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