UCSC in the News
December 11, 2006
UCSC Foundation trustee Frans Lanting and biochemist
David Deamer were featured guests on Michael Krasny's
KQED Radio show Forum, discussing Lanting's new project,
Life: A Journey Through
Another UCSC Foundation trustee was in the media this week:
Ken Doctor was on NPR's Weekend Edition discussing
online classified ads.
Psychology professor Aida Hurtado was profiled in the
inaugural issue of Santa Cruz Magazine, a publication
of the Santa Cruz Sentinel. Hurtado was also featured
in a Latina magazine article about the crisis facing
Latino boys, more than half of whom don't graduate from high
school. Citing her own study of educationally successful Latinas
and Latinos, Hurtado called on parents to provide structure
for boys, saying parental support appears to be a critical factor
in student success.
Literature professor and 2006 National Book Award winnner Nathaniel
Mackey was a featured guest on Public Radio International's
The Tavis Smiley Show.
Glaciologist Slawek Tulaczyk is featured in two related
cover stories in New Scientist magazine about the hidden
world beneath the Anarctic ice sheets.
Faye Crosby of psychology was featured in a Boston
Globe column about the importance of mentors in business,
particularly for young people building their careers. The column
also appeared in Brazen Careerist.
Astronomers Gregory Laughlin and Douglas Lin
were quoted in a cover story about planet formation in Science
The San Francisco Chronicle ran a review of feminist
studies professor Bettina Aptheker's new memoir, Intimate
Biologist Michael Weise was quoted in a story in the
Salinas Californian about sea lions behaving aggressively
The New York Times tapped Anthony Pratkanis of
psychology for comment about bogus get-rich-quick schemes. An
expert on fraud, Pratkanis is coauthor of the book Weapons
of Fraud: A Source Book for Fraud Fighters.
Ocean scientist Mary Silver was featured in an article
in the Santa Cruz Sentinel about potential health effects
of red tides on surfers and swimmers.
A Good Times cover story described the work taking place
at the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems
on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Alan Chadwick Garden,
where it all began.
New Scientist magazine ran a story about research on
dark matter led by astronomer Jurg Diemand.
Sociologist Hiroshi Fukurai's work on Japan's plans
to bring back a jury system was cited in a New York Times
Paul Ortiz of community studies participated in a KPFA
Radio interview on the station's Voices of the Middle East
and North Africa program.
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