January 1, 2001
Making the News
Chancellor M.R.C. Greenwood and professor of computer science David Haussler were both quoted in news coverage of UCSC's participation in the new California Institutes for Science and Innovation. Media coverage included stories in the San Jose Mercury News and Santa Cruz Sentinel and on KSCO radio.
The Chronicle of Higher Education ran a story on the proliferation of book series published by university presses that included the work of Humanities Dean Wlad Godzich.
Ellen Moir, director of the New Teacher Center, appeared in a San Francisco
Chronicle article about the high costs faced by teachers who want to buy into
the state retirement system after moving to California from out of state.
The work of Alva Noe, assistant professor of philosophy, was discussed
in an article on issues in the theory of perception in the British magazine New
Economist Rob Fairlie was quoted in a New York Times article on the recent decline in self-employment. . . . He was also interviewed by CNET Radio on the same subject. . . . And Fairlie's work examining whether immigrant businesses are displacing businesses owned by native-born Americans was discussed in an article in Business Week.
Psychology's Anthony Pratkanis was quoted in a pre-election Associated Press story about the failure of political commercials to inform voters about the content of ballot initiatives. The article appeared in the Watsonville Register-Pajaronian, the Redding Record-Searchlight, the Fairfield Republic, and other newspapers.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a story about research on coastal erosion by
professor of Earth sciences Gary Griggs, postdoctoral researcher Curt Storlazzi,
and graduate student Cope Willis. The researchers examined the influence of
El Niño weather patterns on coastal storm damage and erosion of beaches and
UCSC Librarian Allan Dyson was quoted in the Santa Cruz Sentinel
giving a suggestion for a unique gift idea: Dyson recommended a Friends of the UCSC
Library membership for the holidays--a great way to get 1.3 million books for only
History professor Gary Miles was quoted in an article on aging and extreme
sports in the San Francisco Examiner in December. Miles has been surfing since
the age of 38, and said he feels he is better at the sport now at age 60.