A Sampling of Clips for Oct. 14, 2010
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Tsunamis Send Waves into Atmosphere
MSNBC, Oct. 13 -- Tsunamis leave a destructive and often deadly stamp on land, but they also make a surprising and poorly understood impression high above the earth. Now scientists are turning their gaze upward in the hunt for signs of these as-yet mysterious "atmospheric gravity waves" generated by tsunamis, in an effort to gather better data on the potentially devastating ocean-based waves and improve tsunami warning networks. (Quotes John Orcutt, a professor of geophysics at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego) More
Where's the Line Between Research and Marketing?
CNN, Oct. 13 -- A weight loss study by Jenny Craig. A survey of sexual health and condom use by Church & Dwight, the company that makes Trojan condoms. Both have earned attention-grabbing headlines recently and raised questions about what constitutes good research practice. (Mentions UC San Diego) More
Pictures: Best Micro-Photos of 2010
National Geographic, October 2010 -- A tiny juvenile file clam is magnified ten times in a winning picture by Gregory Rouse of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California. More
Ojai Music Festival Announces 2011 Lineup
Los Angeles Times, Oct. 12 -- Dawn Upshaw is nobody's idea of a timid musician. The opera soprano will serve as music director of the Ojai Music Festival this summer, and the just-announced lineup reflects her well-known taste for the adventurous and offbeat. (Mentions Steven Schick, who is on the UC San Diego music faculty) More
He’s No ‘Superman,’ Just a Dedicated Teacher
San Diego Union-Tribune, Oct. 13 -- Rob Meza-Ehlert’s 10th graders at the School of Digital Media and Design (DMD), one of Kearny High’s four linked but independent schools are working on “Crime Time,” an online murder mystery. Meza-Ehlert is part of the school’s turn-around over the past six years. He also is a UC San Diego alumnus. More
Where Do Your Representatives Stand On Pot?
KPBS, Oct. 14 -- Elected officials in San Diego are either opposed to Proposition 19 or don’t want to make their position public, according to the results of a KPBS survey. (Quotes UC San Diego political scientist Thad Kousser) More
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