October 15, 2001
Making the News
In the wake of the September 11 attacks, many campus scholars are sharing their time and expertise with the public. Historian Terry Burke was interviewed by the Christian Science Monitor for a story about the use of the word "terrorist" in conjunction with the attacks, and he also made a case in the Monitor for more in-depth media coverage of the diversity of Middle Eastern societies and cultures. . . . Alan Richards of environmental studies appeared on Minnesota Public Radio's "Marketplace Morning Report" to discuss the role oil will play in the way the war on terrorism is fought. . . . Barbara Epstein of the History of Consciousness Department was quoted in a San Antonio Express-News story about youth reaction to world events. . . . Psychology's Anthony Pratkanis has fielded numerous calls about war propaganda from media outlets, including the Baltimore Sun, the Los Angeles Times, the Kansas City Star, the Toronto Star, and the Sacramento Bee. He discussed public reaction to the attacks with the Santa Cruz Sentinel, and he talked about research directions for psychologists in the aftermath of September 11 with the Monitor, which is published by the American Psychological Association. . . . Sociologist Paul Lubeck made a second appearance on KUSP's "Talk of the Bay" program to discuss diversity in Islam, and political scientist Mike Urban discussed Russia's role in U.S. antiterrorist strategy on BBC Radio.
Regional media converged on Long Marine Lab to cover the arrival of a sea otter
named Morgan, who has joined another otter, Wick, in a research program headed by
associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology Terrie Williams and
graduate student Laura Yeates. Trainers Brett Long and Traci Fink
were also featured in the coverage, which included TV stations KSBW and KION, the
Santa Cruz Sentinel, San Francisco Chronicle, and Monterey Herald.
Rob Fairlie of economics was interviewed by a reporter from the Christian Science Monitor about immigrant entrepreneurs, and a reporter from American Demographics magazine quoted him on recent trends in self-employed business owners.