UCSC in the News

Social psychologist and race-relations expert Tom Pettigrew was quoted in a New York Times story about racial tolerance, which research reveals can spread as quickly as prejudice and suspicion. The article also appeared in the International Herald Tribune.

The work of economist Rob Fairlie was featured in an online U.S. News & World Report story about the role of immigrants in the nation's entrepreneurial growth, as well as a Wall Street Journal report on the same topic. Fairlie was also quoted in a San Diego Union-Tribune article about immigrant business owners in California, where nearly one-third of business owners are foreign-born, and he participated in a local panel discussion about racial barriers to small-business success that was covered by the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

An article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel about the UCSC Chemical Screening Center included quotes from chemistry faculty members Scott Lokey, Roger Linington, and Phil Crews.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel covered a post-election talk with politics professor Dan Wirls, who urged President-elect Obama to take steps to "dismantle George Bush's imperial presidency." . . . And historian David Anthony was part of a post-election show on KUSP Radio.

Psychologist Craig Haney's research on the effects of solitary confinement was cited in a Village Voice article about the confinement in Manhattan of of Sayed Fahad Hashmi, a Muslim American student and the first person extradited to the United States from Britain to face charges of terrorism.

The Asbury Park Press and The Times of Shreveport, Louisiana, are the latest papers to run a USA Today article about Billy Graham that featured the comments of anthropologist Susan Harding.

Discovery News and MSNBC.com ran a story about a study of asteroid impacts on Mars led by James Roberts, a postdoctoral researcher in Earth and planetary sciences.

Another story on Discovery News and MSNBC.com quoted geophysicist Steven Ward regarding evidence that a giant tsunami may have hit the New York area some 2,300 years ago.

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