June 24, 2002
Making the News
Astronomers Steven Vogt and Greg Laughlin are members of a planet-hunting
team that recently discovered a planetary system with similarities to our own solar
system. Their contributions were mentioned in stories that appeared in the Baltimore
Sun, Dallas Morning News, Detroit Free Press, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, New
York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News,
Washington Times, Edmonton Journal, Montreal Gazette, Glasgow Herald, the Scotsman,
and other newspapers. Vogt was interviewed on KGO radio.
The Los Angeles Times is turning to UCSC for expert commentary, most recently
from economist Lori Kletzer about a wage-insurance proposal making its way
through Congress and from Brent Haddad of environmental studies about water
politics in Imperial Valley.
Richard Hughey, professor of computer engineering, was quoted in a story in
the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal about a new microprocessor design
from a Soquel start-up company, Ascenium.
Professor of computer science David Haussler was quoted in a New York Times
story about efforts to improve the accuracy of the draft human genome sequence.
Biologist Burney Le Boeuf and campus veterinarian David Casper were
quoted in a story in the Contra Costa Times about a recent shark attack at
Biologist Jim Estes was quoted in several stories about the annual count of
California sea otters, which showed a small decrease for the second year in a row.
The stories appeared in the Monterey County Herald, San Francisco Chronicle, and
Santa Cruz Sentinel.
Research on prion proteins by professor of chemistry and biochemistry Glenn
Millhauser was covered in stories appearing in Pain & Central Nervous
System Week, Proteomics Weekly, and Vector & Zoonosis Week.
of Making the News columns from the 2001-02 academic year
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