May 12, 1997
Chancellor Greenwood was quoted in a lengthy San Jose Mercury News article on how the decline of federal research funding affects Bay Area science and technology. "Most of us in the science policy field think we're right on the edge of making some serious mistakes here," stated the chancellor, who has been part of a lobbying campaign on behalf of federal science funding. According to the Mercury News, UCSC is among the top 10 institutional and corporate recipients of federal research grants in the Bay Area.
ABC's Nightline sent a camera crew to campus to film sociologist Craig Reinarman for a recent segment on how advertising and the media create demand for consciousness-altering chemicals. Reinarman, an expert on drugs and drug policy, helped producers explore the link between the popularity and promotion of alcohol, tobacco, over-the-counter, and prescription drugs and the use of illegal drugs. Simplistic antidrug messages don't acknowledge the widespread use--and social acceptability--of alcohol and tobacco, said Reinarman.
San Francisco's KRON-TV featured UCSC Farm staffers Sean Swezey, Ann Lindsey, and Kathi Colen in their recent two-part series about organic farming. The UCSC segment showcased Swezey's work with local apple growers, as well as composting and cover cropping techniques and the growing movement known as community-supported agriculture.
Manuel Pastor of Latin American and Latino studies was quoted in a New York Times story about job creation in inner-city Los Angeles in the wake of the 1992 riots. Pastor advocates a regional approach to urban renewal, saying that inner-city residents should have access to jobs anywhere in the region and that public policy should support such access.
Professor emeritus David Thomas of politics discussed his coming out experience with Peggy Townsend of the Santa Cruz County Sentinel for a story she wrote in conjunction with the media-hyped coming-out episode of the TV sit-com Ellen. Also interviewed were literature's Earl Jackson, Danny Scheie of theater arts, and undergraduate Michael Stevens.
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