Resources for Reporters
Selected Administrative Offices
Maintained by firstname.lastname@example.org
© 2008 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
jnw | 1/6/2011
This summary highlights prominent media placements UCSC faculty and staff
have garnered during the month of January 2003.
Journalism lecturer Conn Hallinan had an article published in
the International Herald Tribune about U.S. policy on foreign aid.
. . . Literature professor Carla Freccero was quoted extensively
in an online BBC News article about Marvel Comics new gay
comic book character.
The DOE News, a publication of the U.S. Department of Energy,
reported on the formation of a new high-level task force on the Future
of Science Programs at the Department of Energy; Chancellor Greenwood
is among those chosen to serve on the task force, which will be chaired
by MIT president Charles M. Vest. . . . Psychology's Bruce Bridgeman
was quoted in the Cincinnati Enquirer about proposals to vaccinate
children against smallpox, which he said "borders on the criminal."
. . . Astronomer Greg Laughlin was quoted in a Christian Science
Monitor story about his research project in which advanced amateur
astronomers are being enlisted to help look for planets beyond the solar
system. Laughlin was also quoted in a New Scientist magazine story
about how many Earthlike planets might exist in our galaxy. . . . The
UCSC New Teacher Center was the model for a teacher mentor project
in Madison, Wisconsin, that was written up in the Capital Times.
. . . Anthony Pratkanis of psychology began the year with a high-profile
appearance on NPR's Talk of the Nation program, discussing international
propaganda and the role of the United States in the world. That followed
a December interview on KNRC Radio in Denver about war propaganda. . .
. Research at an early Indian pueblo in New Mexico by anthropology's Diane
Gifford-Gonzalez was featured in a story in American Archaeology,
the quarterly publication of the Archaeological Conservancy. . . . History
professor Dana Frank was quoted in a Charlotte Observer
story about residents protesting a possible Wal-Mart store in their neighborhood.
. . . An article about adaptive optics in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
featured extensive quotes from an interview with Claire Max, professor
of astronomy and astrophysics and associate director of the Center for
Adaptive Optics. . . . Astronomer Stephen Thorsett was quoted in
an article in the Washington Post about a new NASA satellite to
study supernovae. . . . Linguistics professor Geoffrey Pullum was
coauthor of a full-page opinion piece in the January 3 issue of the
Chronicle of Higher Education. Pullum, along with Rodney Huddleston
of the University of Queensland, Australia, argue that college curriculums
need to include courses on English grammar that are based more on syntactic
analysis and less on outdated and oversimplified usage rules.
State and regional
The Los Angeles Times tapped Brent Haddad of environmental
studies for comment on a high-stakes move by the Bush administration to
resolve a long-standing water dispute between Imperial Irrigation District
and coastal southern California. . . . Library development director Margaret
Gordon and Special Collections head Rita Bottoms were cited
in San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times, and Santa Cruz
Sentinel articles about photographer Pirkle Joness $1 million
donation of photos to UCSC. The Los Angeles Times reported on the
donation as well.
Economist Michael Hutchison's recent media appearances included
a KSBW-TV interview about the local economy that focused on the glut of
available office and retail space in downtown Santa Cruz. . . . Sam
Hedgpeth, assistant dean of engineering, was interviewed on KSCO Radio
quoted in a story in the Santa Cruz Sentinel about a new agreement
between the engineering school and Korea Telecom that will bring some
of the company's managers to study at UCSC. . . . Professor of chemistry
and biochemistry Jin Zhang was interviewed on KSCO Radio about
his research on the electronic dynamics of gold nanoparticles. . . . Seismologist
Susan Schwartz was interviewed on local television stations KION
and KCBA about a minor earthquake (4.3 on the Richter scale) near Hollisterin
January. . . . Russell Flegal, professor of environmental toxicology,
was interviewed by Earthwatch Radio about his findings on airborne mercury
pollution. Flegal and graduate student Douglas Steding were also
quoted in a story about their findings in the Santa Cruz Sentinel.
. . . The Mid-County Post ran a story about the new Center for
Integrated Marine Technologies led by UCSC. Margaret McManus, assistant
professor of ocean sciences, was quoted in the story. . . . Professor
of physics Joel Primack and his wife, Nancy Abrams, were profiled
in a Santa Cruz Sentinel article about their efforts to make it
easier for people to understand what scientists have learned about the
cosmos. . . . The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran an article about a new
book, Lack of Character: Personality and Moral Behavior, by associate
professor of philosophy John Doris. . . . The Santa Cruz Sentinel
ran a two-page article and photo spread on the new book of photographs,
Santa Cruz, California, by UCSC librarians Sheila OHare
and Irene Berry. . . . Patrick Letellier, an instructor
at Merrill College, published the cover story in the January 9 Santa Cruz
County Good Times. The story, called "Beyond He and She: A
Transgender News Profile," is an analysis of transgender rights cases
from around the country. . . . The Santa Cruz Sentinel and the
Good Times both ran feature stories on the new childrens
book, Sally Slug, written by UCSC Foundation trustees Anne Neufeld
Levin and Patricia Rebele. . . . KSCO covered the art exhibition,
Faculty Works: 2003, at the Sesnon Gallery featuring works by new UCSC
art faculty Melissa Gwyn, Lewis Watts, and Elliot Anderson.
Back to Media Highlights index