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July 16, 2007

UCSC in the News

Campbell Leaper of psychology saw his research showcased in a Washington Post article about the talkativeness of men and women. The widely circulated article appeared in numerous papers, including the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

The Washington Post also turned to Elliot Aronson of psychology for insight into the psychological motivations behind President Bush's decision to commute the sentence of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby.

Biologist Daniel Costa and graduate student Jason Hassrick discussed their research on elephant seals on NPR's Weekend All Things Considered.

The New York Times cited a pathbreaking study by psychology’s dream expert Bill Domhoff in a story about the transformative power of "big dreams," including dreams about a loved one who has died. The article appeared in the International Herald Tribune, among many other papers.

The New York Times also tapped sociologist Herman Gray, who writes about race and television, for comment in a story about Black Entertainment Television.

Research on the effects of maternal hormones in lizards by biologist Barry Sinervo and graduate student Lesley Lancaster was the subject of stories in the Mid-County Post, Vancouver Sun, Science Daily, CNN Magazine,, Biology News Net,, and UPI wire service.

Professor emeritus Michael Soule's work in environmental studies received a major nod in a Mother Jones article about species loss.

Research led by electrical engineer Holger Schmidt on photonic chips with hollow-core waveguides was covered by Laser Focus World, Biophotonics International, Nanomaterials News, Spectroscopy Now, and

An article in the New York Times on the possibility of encoding secret messages in DNA included quotes from geneticist Gil Bejerano.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel and San Mateo County Times ran a story about UCSC's computer game design major, with quotes from computer science professor Jim Whitehead and students Nathaniel Emond, Karen Siebald, and Chelsea Collins.

Ocean scientist Raphael Kudela was featured in a story about harmful algal blooms in New Scientist magazine.

An article about the sea urchin genome in The Scientist magazine included a quote from David Haussler, professor of biomolecular engineering.

An article in New Scientist magazine about efforts to create synthetic cells includes a quote from biomolecular engineer David Deamer.

An article about prion proteins in New Scientist magazine includes a quote from biochemist Glenn Millhauser.

An article about Santa Cruz in the travel section of the Sacramento Bee featured the UCSC Arboretum and the Seymour Marine Discovery Center, with quotes from the Arboretum's Steven McCabe.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a story about the Pew Scholarship awarded to biologist Hinrich Boeger.

Earth sciences graduate student Patrick Wheatley was quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel story about a local amateur paleontologist.

Vice chancellor of research Bruce Margon was quoted in a Watsonville Register-Pajaronian story about a new science program for girls at E. A. Hall Middle School.

A story about peregrine falcons in the Epoch Times featured the Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group and biologist Brian Latta.

An Associated Press story about sea otters featuring biologists Tim Tinker and Jim Estes ran in the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Palm Springs Desert Sun, and Newark Star-Ledger.

Botanist Ingrid Parker appeared on the Community Television program Voices to discuss the colony collapse disorder affecting honeybees.

An article in TechWorld about claims made by wireless company xG included quotes from electrical engineering professor Benjamin Friedlander.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel quoted history of consciousness professor James Clifford in an article about UCSC graduate Gillian Goslinga, who was honored with the 2006 Sardar Patel Award for "the best dissertation submitted at any American university on the subject of modern India."

The Santa Cruz Good Times ran a story about author and literature alumna Elizabeth McKenzie whose first novel has just been published.

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