UCSC in the News

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

Water expert Brent Haddad of environmental studies was featured in a New York Times Magazine article about water reuse. Haddad had the final word on the "disgust response" with which some people greet the idea of drinking treated wastewater.

Following Sarah Palin's selection as McCain's running mate, the Washington Post quoted research professor Bill Domhoff in a story about the historic "firsts" in the presidential campaign this year. Domhoff noted, "In a world full of hierarchies, women have always had secondary power to men, ever since hunting and gathering times."

Readers in the United Kingdom learned about Bill Domhoff's second area of research--dreams--in a lengthy story in The Times about the online dream databank he's created.

Marine biologist Baldo Marinovic was quoted in a story about improved conditions for marine life along the California coast that ran in the San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, and the AP wire service, and he was also interviewed by KSBW TV and KGO Radio.

Assistant professor of film and digital media L. S. Kim was quoted in the Houston Chronicle, Calgary Herald, San Jose Mercury News, and Contra Costa Times for a story about the constant emphasis on wealth and glamour in television and film.

The San Jose Mercury News praised Shakespeare Santa Cruz's production of All's Well That Ends Well, calling it "a sensitive revival of a rarely staged gem."

Economist Rob Fairlie was interviewed by the PBS program "NOW" about affirmative action contracting programs for minority businesses. . . . also, USNews.com picked up on a study of entrepreneurship by Fairlie, who found that drug dealers are at least 10 percent more likely to become self-employed in legitimate businesses than people who weren't dealing drugs.

Film critic B. Ruby Rich of community studies was among the cinephiles asked by the Toronto Star to pick the three films they were most looking forward to seeing at the Toronto International Film Festival.

McClatchy Newspapers distributed an article about psychology professor Cam Leaper's research on the sexual harassment of young girls that was printed in numerous papers around the country, including the Columbia Daily Tribune and the Miami Herald.

Insidebayarea.com published the Washington Post story about food-related college courses, including one offered by Melissa Caldwell of anthropology.

Economist Lori Kletzer fielded a call about the presidential election from a reporter writing for The Investment Professional, a quarterly magazine published by the New York Society of Security Analysts.

Daniel Press of environmental studies was quoted in the Santa Cruz Sentinel following voter rejection of Measure T, a tax that would have funded 911 operations.

Monterey Herald columnist Jerry Gervase noted that "the Glen Theater at University of California, Santa Cruz, carved into a grove of redwood trees, was a delightful venue to experience Romeo and Juliet."

A feature story in Discover magazine focused on the Antarctic research of glaciologist Slawek Tulaczyk and graduate student Nadine Quintana Krupinski.

Physicists William Atwood and Robert Johnson were quoted in stories about the first images from the Fermi space telescope in the San Francisco Chronicle and Santa Cruz Sentinel.

Physicists Abraham Seiden, Howard Haber, and others were quoted in stories about UCSC's role in the Large Hadron Collider in Science Daily, World Science, and Science Centric.

Electrical engineering professor Ali Shakouri was quoted in an article in the Good Times "Green Issue" about a renewable energy partnership with Lolland, Denmark.

San Francisco Arts Monthly noted that the city's Museo ItaloAmericano--the only museum in the country devoted exclusively to Italian art and culture--worked closely with UCSC's Jewish Studies program to organize its new exhibit, "Il Ghetto: Forging Italian Jewish Identities, 1516-1870."

The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported that UCSC Linguistics professor Sandra Chung received a grant from the National Science Foundation to help preserve the endangered Chamorro language.

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