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This summary highlights media placements members of the UCSC community have garnered during the month of November 2006.
National and international
Astronomer Steven Vogt was featured in an article in Discover
magazine about the search for Earthlike planets, and a cover story
on planet hunters in Smithsonian magazine includes
quotes from astronomer Gregory Laughlin. Both stories were written
by Robert Irion, director of UCSC's Science Communication Program.
. . . The Buffalo News described Language
Log, a blog created by linguistics professor Geoffrey
Pullum and University of Pennsylvania phonetics professor Mark
Liberman, in a story about the linguistic crimes and misdemeanors
committed by politicians. . . . Marcia Ochoa of community studies
was featured in Ultimas Noticias, a major Caracas
daily newspaper. She was in Venezuela to deliver the keynote address
during a recent conference. . . . UCSC researchers are well represented
in the December issue of Sky & Telescope magazine.
The lead news story features new research on distant galaxies
by astronomers Garth Illingworth and Rychard Bouwens, while astrophysicist
Stan Woosley is quoted in two other news stories on supernovae
and gamma-ray bursts. The cover story is an article on cosmology
by physicist Anthony Aguirre, who is featured in a video interview
on the magazine's web site.
. . . A New York Times story about the Hubble Space
Telescope included a quote from astronomer Sandra Faber. . . .
John Brown Childs of sociology was featured in an interview by
the Pacific Radio Network's "Informed Dissent Election
Special Program," during which he discussed the impact of
grassroots transcommunal cooperation among diverse communities
and organizations in election year mobilizations. . . .
The Washington Times reviewed the recent book by
physicists Bruce Rosenblum and Fred Kuttner, The Quantum Enigma.
. . . James Zachos, professor of Earth and planetary sciences,
was quoted in a New Yorker magazine article about
the effects of carbon dioxide emissions on ocean chemistry. .
. . Sociology's Dane Archer, an expert on nonverbal communication,
was featured in a New York Times article about the
touchy issue of personal space--those invisible zones people create
around themselves to avoid intimacy. Archer discussed several
of his research projects and weighed in on important cultural
differences in preferences for personal space. . . . Jonathan
Zehr, professor of ocean sciences, was quoted in a story about
the microbial world that ran in various McClatchy newspapers,
including the Charleston Gazette, Kansas City Star,
and Minneapolis Star Tribune. . . . Research by
geophysicists Robert Coe and Gary Glatzmaier on reversals of Earth's
magnetic field was the subject of a story in Discovery News.
. . . The Buffalo News and Birder's World
magazine ran feature stories about the sooty shearwater migrations
documented by biologist Scott Shaffer.
State and regional
The Los Angeles Times quoted David Wellman of community studies in its coverage of a $2.7 million settlement of a racial harassment lawsuit filed by a firefighter. Wellman was hired by the firefighter's attorney to review department records of discrimination complaints. . . . Eureka's Times-Standard ran a story about an appearance by history of consciousness professor Angela Davis at Humboldt State University as one of the keynote speakers of the campus's Dialogue on Race. . . . Michael Loik of environmental studies was featured in a lengthy Contra Costa Times article about how gardens can incorporate the Golden State's water woes into their landscaping plans. . . . Geophysicist Steven Ward was featured in a San Francisco Chronicle story about Crescent City's vulnerability to tsunamis.
Literature professor Nathaniel Mackey was quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel front-page story announcing that he won the 2006 National Book Award in poetry for his collection Splay Anthem. His award was cited in newspapers throughout the country, including the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, Baltimore Sun, and San Jose Mercury News. . . . Acting Chancellor George Blumenthal was interviewed on the KUSP Radio program Talk of the Bay about town-gown relations, student protests, campus growth, and other challenges facing the university (listen). . . . The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a full-page feature story and Metro Santa Cruz wrote an extensive cover story on Intimate Politics, the new memoir by nationally renowned feminist studies professor Bettina Aptheker. . . . The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a story about astronomer Michael Bolte, who was recently appointed director of UC Observatories/Lick Observatory. . . . The Mid-County Post ran a story about research by environmental toxicologist Donald Smith on lead poisoning in condors. . . . The Santa Cruz Sentinel noted the publication of Bodies in the Making, a new book of essays coedited by UC professors Helene Moglen and Nancy Chen, based on a conference presented by UCSC's Institute for Advanced Feminist Research. . . . Garth Illingworth was also featured in a front-page story in the Santa Cruz Sentinel about the Hubble Space Telescope. . . . Professor of literature Rob Wilson was quoted in a Metro Santa Cruz feature about his participation in a Veterans Day poetry reading and the tradition of antiwar poetry in the United States. . . . The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a front-page story about the potential local impacts of climate change, focusing on research led by Lisa Sloan, professor of Earth and planetary sciences, and also featuring biologists Mark Carr and Pete Raimondi. Michael Loik of environmental studies also appeared in the article. . . . Mary Silver, professor of ocean sciences, was featured in a story in the Santa Cruz Sentinel about red tides and whether they affect surfers. . . . David Haussler, professor of biomolecular engineering, was quoted in a story in the Santa Cruz Sentinel about the use of DNA analysis to study human evolution.