October 7, 1996
"Headliners" highlights recent media coverage involving
members of the UCSC community.
It was a busy summer for composer and inventor David Cope.
Cope's EMI was featured in Discover magazine's special
October issue on creativity, and his new book, Experiments
in Musical Intelligence, got column space in the Los Angeles
Times. Cope also spoke about EMI with a reporter from the
nationally syndicated radio show "Science Update." Beyond
EMI, NPR sought Cope's opinion about the effect on young children
of different kinds of music, while the BBC sent a crew to spend
a day with Cope for a project on Bach. . . .
Two researchers appeared in the news pages of Science this
summer: computer scientist David Haussler, a key player
in a long article about computational biology, and astronomer
Michael Bolte, who spoke at an international forum on recent
progress in cosmology. . . .
As the latest O. J. trial was about to open, a San Francisco
Examiner reporter spoke with literature's Margo Hendricks
for a sense of the larger scope of the story. Hendricks
shed light on some of the more universal levels--such as issues
of honor and justice--on which the story is taking place. . .
Psychology lecturer and field study coordinator Veronica Tonay's
new book about dreams and creativity continues to get wide
coverage, including a lengthy article in the Chicago Tribune
that also ran in the Los Angeles Daily News. . . . And
psychology professor emeritus Bill Domhoff's work on dreams
was the sole subject of an article in the San Francisco Examiner.
The Sentinel and the San Francisco Chronicle turned
to anthropologist Alison Galloway for their stories on
the remains of a skeleton found in the woods of Felton. . . .
When CNN wanted to learn more about the use of voiceprint technology
in legal cases, they asked musicologist Fredric Lieberman
to put in a word. . . .
Economist K.C. Fung's analysis of the official trade statistics
regarding the trade gap between the U.S. and China was featured
in Business Week and the San Francisco Chronicle.
. . .
The genetic similarities of pocket gophers and the application
of that research to helping wild cheetahs landed graduate students
Kevin Crooks and M. A. Sanjayan in the news. Among
the placements: Science News, Bioscience, the Monterey
County Herald, and the.Sacramento Bee . . . The Bee
article included comments from environmental studies professor
Marc Mangel. . . .
Jered Lawson, director of Community Supported Agriculture
West at the Farm, was quoted at length in a San Jose Mercury
News story about subscription farming. . . .
UCSC faculty have appeared on the op-ed pages recently, with Daniel Wirls of politics weighing in on the presidential campaign in the Sentinel and economist John Isbister discussing immigration in the Aptos Times.