UCSC in the News
September 18, 2006
The Nation magazine published an extensive feature article
on literature professor Nathaniel Mackey, reviewing his
latest book, Splay Anthem, and chronicling his work as
a poet, literary critic, fiction writer, and journal editor,
which has earned him national and international recognition.
Observations of some of the earliest galaxies to form in the
universe by astronomers Rychard Bouwens and Garth
Illingworth led to an interview with Illingworth on KGO
Radio and stories in numerous media outlets, including the New
York Times, International Herald Tribune, Santa Cruz Sentinel,
Bay City News Service, BBC News, Voice of America News, Science
Now, New Scientist.com, Space Daily, and Space.com.
Economist Lori Kletzer's proposals to overhaul the unemployment
system got great play in the New York Times.
An article in the Contra Costa Times and San Jose
Mercury News on climate change in California included quotes
from Lisa Sloan, professor of Earth and planetary sciences.
U. S. News & World Report tapped Susanne Jonas
of Latin American and Latino studies during its coverage of
immigrant activism and how the Latino vote could shape the November
elections. She was also interviewed on KPFA Radio's Morning
Show about Central American migrants. The discussion focused
on the traumas and abuses migrants suffer as they cross Mexico
and on deportations by the Mexican government.
The Arizona Republic tapped sociology instructor Mike
Males for a story about adult drug deaths. Males noted that
little is known about fatal drug use among boomers because the
topic has not been studied closely.
An article in New Scientist magazine about the effects
of drug trafficking on wildlife conservation described efforts
by biology graduate student Hoyt Peckham to save loggerhead
turtles in Baja California.
Renee Tajima-Peña of community studies was quoted
in an article that appeared in Diverse Issues of Higher Education
about the Hurricane Katrina-related loss of a historian's archives
documenting the lengthy history of Filipinos on the Gulf Coast.
The San Jose Mercury News enhanced its coverage of
the California governor's race by tapping Manuel Pastor
of Latin American and Latino studies for insight into Latino
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