Professors Cited in "New York Times" and "Nature" for Their Expertise

May 20, 2013


TACOMA, Wash. – Professors Suzanne Holland and Douglas Sackman were quoted in recent New York Times stories, while Siddharth Ramakrishnan appeared in the prestigious science magazine Nature.

The New York Times quoted Suzanne Holland, John B. Magee Professor of Science and Values, in a May 13 story about how a rising number of hospital mergers involving Catholic hospitals is tending to expand faith-based restrictions on hospital procedures such as abortion and physician-assisted suicide (which is legal in Washington and Oregon). The story also appeared in Salon and online in the Arkansas Times and The News Tribune. Read the article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/13/us/hospital-mergers-in-northwest-raise-issue-of-abortion-barriers.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

On May 12 The New York Times quoted Douglas Sackman, professor of history and author of the book Orange Empire: California and the Fruits of Eden, about the creation of fruit tree gardens in some Californian city neighborhoods. The story also appeared in the Bend Bulletin. Read the article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/12/us/fruit-activists-take-urban-gardens-in-a-new-direction.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Nature magazine, a premier international journal of science, quoted Siddharth Ramakrishnan, Jennie M. Caruthers Chair in Neuroscience, in an April 25 feature about the emerging interdisciplinary collaboration of scientists and artists. Ramakrishnan is heading a committee of Puget Sound professors that is hosting regular Art + Science Salons at Tacoma Art Museum. Read more here: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v496/n7446/full/nj7446-537a.html