UCSC in the News

Astronomer Greg Laughlin is quoted in Discover magazine's May cover story about the search for planets that might support life.

Economist Lori Kletzer was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article about companies hiring new employees even as they fire workers.

Biologist Glenn Stewart's work with peregrine falcons nesting on buildings in San Francisco and San Jose was covered by the San Jose Mercury News and Contra Costa Times, as well as Bay Area broadcasters including KCBS and KLIV radio and KTVU and KGO TV.

Molecular biologist Harry Noller was featured in a Nature news article about the use of protein crystallography to study the structures of complex biological molecules.

Anthropologist Adrienne Zihlman responded to a reader's query in Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper about what makes all young animals look cute to humans.

Astronomer Bruce Margon, vice chancellor of research, was quoted in a Chicago Sun Times story about the Hubble Space Telescope repair mission.

Economist Rob Fairlie was quoted in the Dallas Morning News, Charlotte Observer, the Kansas City Star, and The Bulletin of Philadelphia in coverage of the Kaufman Foundation's report on entrepreneurial activity, authored by Fairlie.

Biologist James Estes was featured in a story about killer whales, sea otters, and other marine mammals in the Sunday Times (U.K.) and the Australian.

In her Betty at Large blog, Elizabeth Blozan of the International Documentary Association covered the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and wrote up the film Sounds of the New Hope by Eric Tandoc, a graduate student in social documentation. She also ran a photo of Soc Doc grad Tad Nakamura and gave a nod to two films by Renee Tajima-Pena of community studies: Whatever it Takes and Who Killed Vincent Chin?

Professor emeritus Nancy Stoller of community studies commented on the expanded use by prisons of videoconferencing to provide medical consultation for inmates. She was quoted in coverage that appeared in the Arizona Capitol Times and Stateline.org, an online resource produced by The Pew Center on the States.

An article about research on the origins of life in New Scientist magazine included a quote from biochemist William Scott.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel published a front page story on the UCSC "Ode to Santa Cruz" contest held in conjunction with an Arts & Lectures appearance by author/humorist Garrison Keillor. Headlined "Ode to Santa Cruz: Garrison Keillor Reads Poem that Captures City's Spirit," the article included a copy of the winning ode. The San Jose Mercury News also picked up the story.

A story about a visit to UCSC by famed African TV producers, directors, and stars Isaac Moses and Nneka Isaac-Moses was reported by nigeria.com, Afrora.com, nigeriancinema.com and voiceofnigerians.com.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel published a lengthy advance about the campus appearance of Ethel Long-Scott, which is being sponsored by the Center for Justice, Tolerance & Community.

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