UCSC in the News

Environmental toxicologist Russ Flegal was quoted in a Christian Science Monitor article about mercury pollution.

Feminist studies professor Bettina Aptheker was featured in the fall issue of Ms. magazine in an article about the lack of feminist lectures available online. Aptheker's recorded "Introduction to Feminisms" class has been issued recently in a 17-CD set.

USA Today prominently quoted anthropologist Susan Harding in a story about the legendary Billy Graham that ran on the eve of his 90th birthday. Harding called Graham the "architect of modern evangelicalism."

Politics professor Michael Brown was quoted by the Washington Times in an article about election fatigue among voters who were eager to cast their ballots and learn the outcome of the presidential race.

Biologist Pete Raimondi was quoted in a San Francisco Chronicle article about the effects on marine life of the Cosco Busan oil spill in San Francisco Bay.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a story about biologist Daniel Costa and his appointment to an endowed chair in ocean health.

Sociologist and psychologist Bill Domhoff was quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel article about the civility of the local city council race. And the Sentinel ran an article about Domhoff's new book The Leftmost City: Power and Progressive Politics in Santa Cruz.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel also quoted politics professor Dan Wirls in a story about local campaign workers who helped et Barack Obama elected. Wirls noted that effective grassroots organizing was part of Obama's winning strategy.

An article in New Scientist magazine about the search for dark matter included quotes from postdoctoral fellow Juerg Diemand.

The Times-Picayune ran the Newhouse News Service article about racy Halloween costumes for girls, which featured psychologist Eileen Zurbriggen.

In coverage of Founders Day, the Santa Cruz Sentinel singled out the comments of faculty honoree Patricia Zavella of Latin American and Latino studies.

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