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October 1, 2007

UCSC in the News

Computer engineer Luca de Alfaro's Wikipedia project continues to get press coverage, most recently in the Washington Post, Business Week, New Scientist, Information Week, PC World, and Tech Web.

Sociologist Andrew Szasz was featured in a Toronto Star article about the shortcomings of popular consumer-based trends in environmentalism. Also in sociology, Melanie DuPuis appeared on Michael Olson's radio program, discussing the long history in this country of food reform movements.

The San Jose Mercury News ran a story about the unusual partnership between the University Library's Special Collections and the Heinlein Prize Trust to make the entire contents of the renowned science fiction author's UCSC archive available online. The Santa Cruz Sentinel and KSCO radio also reported the story.

Environmental toxicologist Donald Smith was quoted in stories about lead poisoning in condors in the San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times, Monterey County Herald, and

A story in USA Today about the use of artificial intelligence in computer games featured quotes from computer scientist Michael Mateas.

Anthropologist Nate Dominy's new genome-based work on the diet of early humans continued to get media coverage, including a piece in iwire, a technology-oriented web publication.

The Watsonville Register-Pajaronian and Santa Cruz Sentinel quoted Chancellor Blumenthal in their coverage of the recent educational summit held on campus.

Biologist Peter Raimondi was quoted in a story in the San Luis Obispo Tribune about a plan to create artificial reefs off the coast.

Marine ecologist James Estes was quoted in a Science Now story about kelp forests in tropical waters.

A story in Space Daily about a national report on NASA's space science programs included quotes from physicist Joel Primack.

An article in Science magazine about the Bio-Info-Nano Research and Development Institute (BIN-RDI) included quotes from engineering dean Michael Isaacson and David Lackner, director of the BIN-RDI affiliates program.

Deb Abbott, director of the Lionel Cantú GLBT Resource Center, was featured in the October issue of the Advocate Magazine (print and online), discussing her book From Wedded Wife to Lesbian Life and her clinical work with formerly married lesbian and bisexual women.

UCSC's Arts & Lectures program was well-represented in the Metro Santa Cruz "Fall Arts Preview" issue featuring upcoming performing arts events.

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