UCSC in the News

Economist Lori Kletzer was invited to contribute to the New York Times economics blog, where she described what she thinks the fed's $500 billion bailout should look like. Kletzer was also quoted in a National Journal article about the shortcomings of the nation's unemployment insurance system. Kletzer is a leading expert on labor economics and coauthor of a wage-insurance proposal designed to help make up the earnings gap when a laid-off worker is forced to take a new job that pays less.

Chemists Roger Linington and Scott Lokey were quoted in a Wired News story about the UCSC Chemical Screening Center.

Biologist Ronald Schusterman was quoted in a San Francisco Chronicle story about walruses.

Professor Emeritus Carter Wilson of community studies was quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel article about the new film, Milk. Wilson was a screenwriter on the 1984 documentary The Times of Harvey Milk. The article also appeared on the San Jose Mercury News web site.

Research on ocean chemistry by marine scientists Adina Paytan and Elizabeth Griffith was reported on Environmental Research Web, Digital Journal, Science Daily, ScienceCentric, Mongabay, eScienceNews, Red Orbit, Huliq, and Hindustan Times.

The Softpedia web site covered developments in dream research that included the work of research professor Bill Domhoff of psychology.

A presentation by biologist Donald Potts on the biological effects of ocean acidification was covered by the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel and San Jose Mercury News ran a story about environmental toxicologist Peter Weiss and his performance as "The Singing Scientist."

Planetary scientist Francis Nimmo was quoted in a story about the surface of Mars in Discovery News.

Associate college administrative officer Mari Ortiz-McGuire was quoted in a story about ethnic-themed campus housing in Diverse Issues in Higher Education.

Local online news site Courant Times ran a story about the Seymour Marine Discovery Center.

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