November 25, 1996
Romney Dunbar of KSBW-TV covered a visit to
the UCSC Farm and Garden by seven farmers participating
in an international exchange program.
Hailing from Honduras, Lithuania,
and Russia, the farmers spent a day at UCSC learning about sustainable
agriculture. KSCO radio also covered the visit. . . .
Sociologist Andrew Szasz was featured
in West, the Sunday magazine published by the San Jose
Mercury News, for his work on the distribution of toxic wastes
in Santa Clara County. Szasz is one of the first researchers in
the country to use federal inventories of toxics in this way.
. . .
The new Katzman Automatic Imaging Telescope
at Lick Observatory, for which UCSC played a critical role in
raising funds, received widespread attention following its recent
dedication. Nature, the Journal of College Science Teaching,
the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Santa Cruz County
Sentinel all took note, as did the San Jose Mercury News,
which ran a photo of the telescope's creator, Alex Filippenko
of UC Berkeley. Astronomy plans an article as well in a
forthcoming issue. . . .
Psychologist Barry McLaughlin was quoted at length in a package of stories about bilingual education that appeared in the Santa Cruz County Sentinel. . . . Also in psychology, Tom Pettigrew was quoted in a pre-election San Francisco Examiner story about Proposition 209, saying that the wording of the ballot initiative--which omitted the words "affirmative action"--greatly enhanced its chances of passage.