October 28, 1996
With affirmative action in the news daily, sociologist Dana
Takagi is getting calls, most recently from the San Francisco
Examiner, which did a story about how Asian Americans are
being divided by the issue. . . .
Reporters continue to pursue the life on Mars story by examining
what we know about how life may have arisen on Earth. The Sacramento
Bee turned to biochemist David Deamer to discuss how
the first cell membranes might have coalesced. The San Francisco
Examiner also ran the article. . . .
A friend of seismologist Ed Garnero told him that BBC radio
reported on his research (with mineral physicist Quentin Williams)
on a partially molten layer deep within the planet. The item aired
before a report that the rock band Oasis had broken up--big news
in Britain, indeed. . . .
Conceptual artist Victor Burgin's new book, Some Cities,
earned a favorable review in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Burgin's book interweaves text and photographic images of cities
around the world. The critic was moved by the text and images
that he described as "full of mundane intrigue: the glances
and comportment of strangers, the light and emptiness of unknown
alleys and corridors, the sinister blankness of new architecture."
. . .
Chemist Joseph Bunnett's extensive work on several projects
dealing with the destruction of chemical weapons was profiled
recently in Chemistry International. The journal reprinted
the article from the alumni magazine of Reed College, where Bunnett
earned a B.A. in 1942. . . .
Wendy Mink of politics appeared on KSCO radio for a live, two-hour discussion of welfare reform.
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