This summary highlights media placements members of the UCSC
community have garnered during the month of January 2006. (See
document with media outlets highlighted
National and international
The New York Times ran a story about research by Earth scientists
Erik Asphaug, Quentin Williams, and postdoc Craig Agnor
on the role of hit-and-run collisions. The story also ran in Astrobiology
magazine, Discovery News, Universe Today, the Santa Cruz
Sentinel. MSNBC, Scripps-Howard News Service, the Redding Record-Searchlight,
Knoxville News Sentinel, Space.com, Innovations Report, Spaceflight Now,
and PhysOrg.com. . . . Research breakthroughs by anthropologists
Adrienne Zihlman and Debra Bolter were featured in an Asian
Tribune article about the evolutionary split between apes and humans.
. . . David Deamer, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, was
featured in a story in New Scientist magazine about research on
the origins of life. . . . Time magazine quoted sociology professor
Craig Reinarman in a story about drug use among baby boomers. .
. . The Seattle Times ran a column about U.S. immigration policy
that relied heavily on the insights of Manuel Pastor of Latin American
and Latino studies, who described the "catch-22" for would-be
migrants who face the prospect of years of bureaucratic delay if they
apply for legal entry or the threat of deportation if they enter the country
illegally. . . . Theater arts/dance professor Mark Franko was cited
in a New York Times article about Radio City Music Hall's Rockettes.
. . . David Haussler, professor of biomolecular engineering, was
quoted in an article in Forbes magazine about "dark"
DNA. . . . In an Associated Press story about Home & Garden Television's
annual Dream Home contest that got wide media play, Anthony Pratkanis
of psychology discussed the intoxicating effect of the contest that plays
on people's fantasies about their lives. The story appeared in numerous
newspapers, including the Miami Herald, Myrtle Beach Sun-News,
and Wilkes Barre Times Leader. . . . An Associated Press reporter
interviewed Jonathan Fox of Latin American and Latino studies for
a story about the health care needs of indigenous Mexican immigrants to
California. The story cited UCSC research regarding the number of immigrants
from Mexico's 60 Indian groups. . . . A New York Times travel story
about Santa Cruz included plugs for the UCSC Arboretum ("glorious
collection of gardens, which are a magnet for hummingbirds") and
the Seymour Marine Discovery Center ("this superb small aquarium
offers a peek at Monterey Bay's exotic animals"). . . . A study of
star formation in galaxies led by astronomers Kai Noeske and David
Koo was reported by Space Ref and PhysOrg.com. . . .
Assistant professor of film and digital media L. S. Kim was quoted
in a Chicago Tribune article about how Hollywood films reinforce
stereotypes of Asian women. . . . Paul Ortiz of community studies
was interviewed by Latino Voices USA about the United Farm Workers.
The program aired on National Public Radio stations around the country
and is archived on the web at www.latinousa.org/program/index.html.
Ortiz was also interviewed by Ohio NPR station WOSU about the making of
the book Remembering Jim Crow as part of the station's Black History
Month programming; it is archived at www.wosu.org/am/openline.php#andrle.
. . . In an article in the Lawrence Kansas Journal World, sociologist
Craig Reinarman said the disparity in penalties for those convicted
of using crack cocaine and powder cocaine have more to do with racism
than pharmacology. . . . New Teacher Center director Ellen Moir
discussed the importance of mentoring and on-the-job training for new
teachers in articles that appeared in the Rochester Democrat and
Cincinnati Enquirer, among other newspapers. The Chicago Sun-Times
also featured the New Teacher Center in a column coauthored by
Richard Riley, former U.S. secretary of education, about the urgent need
to keep new teachers working in the profession. . . . Research on biochemical
pathways involved in metabolism and body weight control from the lab of
Glenn Millhauser, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, was
covered in Biotech Week, Life Science Weekly, Health & Medicine
Week, Obesity & Diabetes Week, and other weekly newsletters. .
. . In a story about the significance of race among the generation dubbed
"millennials," the Dallas Morning News quoted Pamela
Perry of community studies, who has studied the racial identities
of high school students. . . . India Business Standard noted that
UCSC's Satyajit Ray Film and Study Collection has successfully
restored 15 of the late Indian director's films. . . . Psychology professor
Avril Thorne's research on autobiographical memory was featured
in an article in Psychology Today. . . . History of consciousness
and women's studies professor Angela Davis appeared on Democracy
Now! to discuss the California execution of Stanley Tookie Williams.
. . . The Santa Fe New Mexican ran a feature story on the painting
of Art Department lecturer Tim Craighead. . . . Professor of literature
Richard Terdiman was quoted in Education Technology News
about UC libraries making portions of their collection freely accessible
on an Internet archive. . . . Alan Chadwick Garden manager Orin Martin
was quoted in the Waldoboro (Maine) Village Soup about changing
weather patterns. . . . Professor Emeritus Bill Domhoff of psychology
was tapped for his expertise on dreams for a story that appeared in the
Charlotte Observer. . . . Economist Federico Ravenna's participation
in an Allied Social Science Associations seminar was covered by Main
State and regional
A request by Chancellor Denice D. Denton and Campus Provost
David S. Kliger that federal elected officials investigate the alleged
secret monitoring on college campuses, including a protest of military
recruiters at UCSC last spring, was covered by numerous media outlets,
including the San Jose Mercury News and the Santa Cruz Sentinel.
(A San Jose congresswoman, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, subsequently asked the inspector
general of the Department of Defense to investigate whether the Pentagon
overstepped legal bounds in gathering domestic intelligence and maintaining
a database on U.S. residents.) In addition, Chancellor Denton was quoted
in a San Jose Mercury News article about the "State of the
Valley Conference" on the future of Silicon Valley. The story also
ran in the Monterey County Herald, Miami Herald, Kansas City
Star, Duluth News Tribune, and other newspapers. . . . Michael
Hutchison, economics professor and interim dean of social sciences,
was a guest on Forum, KQED Radio's public affairs program, discussing
the Japanese economy and the recent stock market fiasco there. . . . Bruce
Bridgeman of psychology made a big splash in the San Jose Mercury
News, which pulled out all the stops to cover his research on perception
at the Mystery Spot. The story included five photos and four illustrations
that explained the science behind the popular tourist destination. . .
. Mike Males of sociology was profiled in the Los Angeles Times
Magazine. The story focused on Males's uphill battle to redirect
attention from what he considers the overstated problems of teens to the
demographic time bomb of Baby Boomers, who are more prone than ever to
violence, sexually transmitted disease, drug abuse, and weight problems.
Males also penned an opinion piece for the San Francisco Chronicle
about teen suicide, noting that teens in the San Francisco Bay Area have
one of the lowest suicide rates of any population in the United States,
down dramatically since 1970. . . . Susanne Jonas of Latin American
and Latino studies was interviewed by KPFA Radio's Kris Welch about new
developments throughout Latin America and U.S. responses to them. . .
. Los Angeles Daily News coverage of plans to conduct a town meeting
about a landfill in Spanish included comments from Manuel Pastor
of Latin American and Latino studies, who endorsed the decision to reach
out to Spanish-speaking residents. . . . John Pearse, professor
emeritus of biology, was featured in a front-page story in the San
Francisco Chronicle on the effects of global warming on the California
coast (the first of a three-part series). . . . The Contra Costa Times
ran a story about the New Teacher Center's work with novice teachers.
. . . The San Francisco Chronicle noted that associate professor
of literature Louis Chude-Sokei is the lead scholar working with
the new San Francisco Museum of the African Diaspora to plan a conference
in March titled Paris Is Burning Again.. . . Research biologist
Janet Leonard was quoted in a San Diego Union-Tribune obituary
for renowned neuroscientist Ted Bullock. . . . UCSC's Arts & Lectures
was lauded in a San Jose Mercury News article describing the 10
best classical concerts of 2005 for its presentation of the So Percussion
ensemble. . . . Assistant professor of art Lewis Watts was featured
in the Sunday Datebook section of the San Francisco Chronicle about
an exhibition at the S.F. Performing Arts Library & Museum, co-curated
by Watts and Elizabeth Pepin, based on their new book Harlem of the
West: The San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Era.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel featured Chancellor Denton in
a year-end series the newspaper published on 2005 newsmakers. . . . Community
studies lecturer Mike Rotkin was profiled by the Santa Cruz
Sentinel. . . . Music professor and department chair Leta Miller
was quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel article about Ariose Singers,
the 16-member chamber choir she founded in 2001. . . . The Santa Cruz
Good Times and the Santa Cruz Metro published cover stories
on Robert F. Kennedy Jr., noting that UCSC's Arts & Lectures
program was presenting his lecture appearance at the Civic Auditorium.
The Metro also ran a story on the Arts & Lectures performance
by virtuoso mandolinists Chris Thile and Mike Marshall, along with the
Good Times, Santa Cruz Sentinel, and Register-Pajaronian. .
. . John Brown Childs of sociology appeared on KUSP's Talk of
the Bay program to discuss his new book, Hurricane Katrina, which
includes essays by a number of UCSC faculty and affiliates. . . . The
Monterey County Herald ran a story about Todd Newberry,
professor emeritus of biology, and his new book, The Ardent Birder.
. . . The Santa Cruz Sentinel quoted associate professor of literature
Christopher Connery in a story on a conference hosted by UCSC's
Center for Cultural Studies about Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans.
The article also noted a photo exhibit featured at the conference by assistant
professor of art Lewis Watts. . . . The Santa Cruz Sentinel
noted that a composition by assistant professor of music Paul Nauert
was a highlight of a CD-release concert by New Music Works.
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