UCSC in the News
October 9, 2006
Craig Haney of psychology appeared on NPR's Talk
of the Nation program to discuss the impact of supermax
prisons on the people confined in them. His appearance followed
an interview he did with PBS for a documentary called Home
Grown about coping mechanisms used by prisoners, including
religion and gangs, to survive in prison.
The Chronicle of Higher Education ran a feature review
of Intimate Politics, a new book by Bettina Aptheker,
professor of feminist studies and history, describing it as
a stunning new memoir.
Biologist Sofie Salama's genetics research was mentioned
in a Time magazine article about the differences between
humans and chimpanzees.
Research on distant galaxies by astronomer Rychard Bouwens
was covered in the Christian Science Monitor.
Sociologist Dane Archer was quoted in a widely published
article about men and their favorite chairs. The Albany Times
Union article appeared in many other papers, including the
Chicago Tribune, Toronto Star, Times Colonist,
and Gazette of Montreal.
An article about milk that quoted sociology's Melanie Dupuis
continues to make the rounds, appearing recently in the New
Orleans Times-Picayune and Houston Chronicle.
A wildlife column in the Charleston Gazette described
research on the migrations of sooty shearwaters led by biologist
The San Francisco Chronicle and Silicon Valley/San
Jose Business Journal were among the publications that covered
the news that psychology professor Dominic Massaro received
a coveted tech award from the San Jose's Tech Museum of Innovation.
Biologist Harry Noller's research on the cellular protein
factories called ribosomes was covered in Biotech Week, Life
Science Weekly, Science Letter, Health and Medicine Week,
and other newsletters.
Psychology professor emeritus Bill Domhoff appeared
in USA Today's Cyberspeak Q&A column, responding
to reader questions about dreams.
Psychology's Anthony Pratkanis was quoted by the Washington
Post in an article about investment fraud.
The Aptos Times ran stories about botanist Jean Langenheim,
who has received two major awards recently, and geologist Gary
Griggs, who has published a new book about the Santa Cruz
Metro Santa Cruz published an extensive interview with
Amartya Sen in anticipation of his appearance as guest speaker
for the sixth annual Sidhartha Maitra Memorial Lecture, presented
by UCSC's Humanities Division and the Satyajit Ray Film and
J, a northern California Jewish newspaper, ran an article
about physicist Joel Primack and his wife Nancy Abrams,
whose latest book is The View from the Center of the Universe.
The Times-News of Twin Falls, Idaho, tapped politics
professor Dan Wirls for comment in a story about tapering
state funds for homeland security.
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