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September 24, 2007

UCSC in the News

Anthropology's Nate Dominy rode a tsunami of media coverage of his latest work about the diet of early human ancestors. Heavyweights like The New York Times, Nature, BBC News, National Public Radio, New Scientist, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and United Press International weighed in, as did publications including The Daily Telegraph, the International Herald Tribune, the Times of India,, The Scientist, Science Daily, the India edition of, Hindustan Times, Science Now, and Bloomberg.

Humanities dean Georges Van Den Abbeele was quoted in The Times of India for an article about a gift of $367,000 to establish an endowed chair in Sikh and Punjabi studies in UCSC's History Department. India-West, the Santa Cruz Sentinel and SikhNet News also ran stories on the gift.

The Scientist magazine ran an article about biochemist Roberto Bogomolni's research on light-sensing bacteria.

BusinessWorld featured sociologist Dane Archer's research about nonverbal sensitivity in an article on social intelligence.

An Associated Press story about computer scientist Luca de Alfaro's Wikipedia project ran in the Columbus Ledger-Inquirer, Fort Worth Star Telegram, Capital, and other newspapers.

BusinessWeek interviewed economist Rob Fairlie about his research on home values and entrepreneurship.

Professor of art Norman Locks and associate art professor Lewis Watts were quoted in Metro Santa Cruz for an article about Chronotopographies: Remembering in Digital, an exhibition of their work at the Felix Kulpa Gallery.

Astronomer Steven Vogt's work on the Automated Planet Finder telescope was featured in

While she was in Barcelona, anthropologist Margaret Gibson saw her research on the educational experiences of immigrant children in California and Catalonia featured in Spain's El Periódico and La Vanguadia newspapers.

Physicist Michael Dine was quoted in a San Jose Mercury News story about the Food Stamp Challenge in which he is participating by spending only $3 a day on food for one week.

Metro Santa Cruz, Good Times and the Santa Cruz Sentinel ran stories on a Santa Cruz appearance and film screening by a pioneer of India's alternative cinema, organized by associate professor of history Dilip Basu, director of UCSC's Satyajit Ray Film and Study Collection.

Science Daily ran a story about UCSC's new Chemical Screening Center directed by chemist Scott Lokey.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel and Good Times reported that Jeanette Pilak will become the new director of UCSC's Arts & Lectures program.


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