UCSC in the News

UCSC in the News is a weekly column summarizing prominent media placements UCSC faculty, staff, and students have received.

Literature professor Nathaniel Mackey, winner of both the Northern California Book Award and the 2006 National Book Award in Poetry, is featured on the front page of the current issue of the quarterly literary newspaper Poetry Flash.

Biologist Burney Le Boeuf was interviewed on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday for a story about the annual migrations of elephant seals.

Anthropology professor Triloki Pandey was quoted in a San Jose Mercury News story about the Indo-American community's struggles to gain political power commensurate with its economic clout.

Biologist Tim Tinker was quoted in stories about his research on sea otters in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, U.P.I., Science Daily, and PhysOrg.com, and he was interviewed on the CBC Radio science program Quirks and Quarks.

Alabama's Press-Register ran a story about a lecture by history of consciousness professor Angela Davis, who spoke about finding solutions to racism at the invitation of the University of South Alabama to commemorate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Research on new materials for solar cells led by chemist Jin Zhang was covered by Hindustan Times, Space Daily, Science Net, Nanounion, RenewableEnergyAccess.com, mysolar.com, and china-vision.net.

The Chronicle of Higher Education cited history of consciousness professor Donna Haraway's book When Species Meet in an article about the Modern Language Association's annual convention in Chicago.

Research on human genetics by biomolecular engineer David Haussler was featured in an article about RNA in Seed magazine.

Research by psychology's Tom Pettigrew was mentioned in an opinion column about prejudice that was published in the Boston Globe.

Media Highlights provides monthly summaries of "UCSC in the News" columns.