UCSC in the News

AIDS vaccine research led by Phillip Berman, professor and chair of biomolecular engineering, was covered by the San Jose Mercury News, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Medical News Today, Medilexicon, Genetic Engineering News, Genome Web Daily News, and Biospace.

Psychology's Craig Haney continued to get coverage of the results of his new public-opinion poll about attitudes toward the death penalty. Among the media outlets that covered the story were KTVU TV, KCBS Radio, the Los Angeles Daily Journal, Bay City News, and the San Francisco Chronicle, which ran a story by the Los Angeles Times.

Additional coverage of Wikipedia's decision to introduce the WikiTrust program developed by computer scientist Luca de Alfaro included stories in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, Techweb, EWeek.com, and vnunet.com.

Economist Carl Walsh's remarks during a recent meeting of the Federal Reserve Bank were incorporated into a New York Times article about Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's nomination to a second term.

Astronomer Garth Illingworth was quoted in a Science News story about new images from the recently repaired Hubble Space Telescope.

Feminist Studies professor Bettina Aptheker was interviewed by the Associated Press for a story about advice for executive mates on how to best survive in the corporate world.

Film scholar B. Ruby Rich of community studies, a panelist at the Toronto International Film Festival, opined to the Toronto Star about this year's entries.

The Canadian Press ran a story quoting history professor Dana Frank about the type of political pressure the U.S. is putting on the interim Honduras government to restore the ousted president.

Forensic anthropologist Alison Galloway was mentioned in a Fresno Bee story about guilty pleas entered by two suspects in a murder investigation. Galloway's analysis provided key evidence in the case.

In an article about financial challenges faced by theater companies, the San Francisco Chronicle noted that Shakespeare Santa Cruz raised more than $400,000 last December allowing it to stage its 2009 summer season.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel announced that UCSC's third annual Founders Day event will take place on Oct. 23, honoring five individuals for outstanding achievements with a theme of "Fulfilling the Promise."

AllaboutJazz.com reported that SFJAZZ, the leading non-profit jazz organization on the West Coast, has appointed music lecturer Paul Contos as the new director of the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars.

The Mid-County Post ran a story about biochemist Ted Holman and his research on compounds with potential for cancer treatment.

The Santa Cruz Good Times ran profiles of arts dean David Yager and engineering dean Art Ramirez.

Psychology professor Avril Thorne discussed human memory with a Good Times reporter.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel noted that alumna Mary Anne Carson has been named Woman of the Year by the Aptos Chamber of Commerce.

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