UCSC in the News is a weekly column summarizing prominent media placements UCSC faculty, staff, and students have received.

University Librarian Virginia Steel and associate librarian Robin Dale were quoted for a front page story in the Santa Cruz Sentinel about UCSC's participation in Google's digital book project. Steel was also featured in a segment that aired on KSBW-TV, and stories also appeared in the Silicon Valley Business Journal, and SFGate.com.

"Baloney" is the one-word quote attributed to environmental toxicologist Donald Smith in a Los Angeles Times article about infrared saunas that supposedly enable users to "sweat out" toxins such as mercury and other metals.

A study of mating behavior in lark buntings by biologist Bruce Lyon was covered by the Washington Post, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Daily Telegraph (U.K.), Financial Times (London), CBC News (Canada), Times of India, Science Daily, LiveScience, and Innovations Report.

Metro Santa Cruz quoted history professor Dana Frank about a public conference hosted by the UCSC Center for Labor Studies titled "Imagining International Solidarity: Models for U.S. Labor Solidarity with Workers in Latin America and China."

A story about hummingbirds at the UCSC Arboretum in Bay Nature magazine includes a quote from biologist Todd Newberry.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel noted the publication of two new oral histories by the UCSC Library's Regional History Project: The UCSC Arboretum: A Grand Experiment and I Respond: Alissa Goldring's Photographs of Mexico in the 1950s.




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