UCSC in the News
November 27, 2006
James Zachos, professor of Earth and planetary sciences,
was quoted in a New Yorker magazine article about the
effects of carbon dioxide emissions on ocean chemistry.
Sociology's Dane Archer, an expert on nonverbal communication,
was featured in a New York Times article about the touchy
issue of personal space--those invisible zones people create
around themselves to avoid intimacy. Archer discussed several
of his research projects and weighed in on important cultural
differences in preferences for personal space.
Literature professor Nathaniel Mackey was quoted in
a Santa Cruz Sentinel front-page story announcing that
he won the 2006 National Book Award in poetry for his collection,
Splay Anthem. His award was cited in newspapers throughout
the country, including the New York Times, San Francisco
Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia
Inquirer, Baltimore Sun, and San Jose Mercury News.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a front-page story about
the potential local impacts of climate change, focusing on research
led by Lisa Sloan, professor of Earth and planetary sciences,
and also featuring biologists Mark Carr and Pete Raimondi.
History of consciousness professor Angela Davis was
interviewed on National Public Radio's All Things Considered
program about the legacy of blues singer Mamie Smith.
Michael Loik of environmental studies was featured in
a lengthy Contra Costa Times article about how gardens
can incorporate the Golden State's water woes into their landscaping
plans. Loik also appeared in the Santa Cruz Sentinel
article about Lisa Sloan's work on how climate change
could impact the central coast.
Mary Silver, professor of ocean sciences, was featured
in a story in the Santa Cruz Sentinel about red tides
and whether they affect surfers.
David Haussler, professor of biomolecular engineering,
was quoted in a story in the Santa Cruz Sentinel about
the use of DNA analysis to study human evolution.
Jonathan Zehr, professor of ocean sciences, was quoted
in a story about the microbial world that ran in various McClatchy
newspapers, including the Charleston Gazette, Kansas City
Star, and Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Research by geophysicists Robert Coe and Gary Glatzmaier
on reversals of Earth's magnetic field was the subject of a
story in Discovery News.
The Buffalo News ran an article about biologist Scott
Shaffer's research on the migrations of sooty shearwaters.
Feminist studies professor Bettina Aptheker was featured
in an extensive cover story in Metro Santa Cruz about
her new memoir, Intimate Politics.
Geophysicist Steven Ward was featured in a San Francisco
Chronicle story about Crescent City's vulnerability to tsunamis.
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