Astronomer Mark Krumholz was quoted in articles in the New York Times, New York Daily News, New Scientist, Salon.com, and Associated Press about a discovery by other researchers of what may be the heaviest star ever detected.

Psychology professor Craig Haney's essay "Hiding from the Death Penalty" was published in the Huffington Post. Haney wrote about the execution by firing squad of Ronnie Gardner in Utah.

Astronomer Garth Illingworth was quoted in a Nature news article about a new airborne telescope called SOFIA.

A Boston Globe story about plastic pollution in the oceans included a quote from ocean sciences graduate student Wendy Kordesch.

The Boston Globe's "Innovation and Economy" columnist Scott Kirsner wrote about a new book inspired by Joshua Green's recent Atlantic magazine article titled "Marketing Lessons From the Grateful Dead" (which will include a foreword by Celtics great Bill Walton), noting that 25 percent of the book's proceeds will go to UCSC's Grateful Dead Archive.

The San Francisco Chronicle and the Santa Cruz Sentinel ran feature stories about a new book co-authored by American Studies professor emerita Judy Yung that provides the first comprehensive history of the Angel Island Immigration station in San Francisco Bay-known as "the Ellis Island of the West."

The Santa Cruz Sentinel and the San Jose Mercury News ran a story about research on harmful algal blooms led by ocean scientist Raphael Kudela.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel and the San Jose Mercury News

also ran a story about an expedition by marine scientists to the Davidson Seamount, with quotes from research specialist Kelly Newton, the expedition's chief scientist.

The KQED multimedia series Quest ran a story about the Thirty-Meter Telescope project featuring astronomers Michael Bolte, Garth Illingworth, and Jerry Nelson.

Geologist Gary Griggs was interviewed on KPFA radio about his new book, Introduction to California's Beaches and Coast, which was offered as a pledge gift during the station's fundraising drive. The book also got a favorable review in the >b>Salinas Californian.

Stories about the opening of the 2010 Shakespeare Santa Cruz season, quoting artistic director Marco Barricelli, ran in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, Monterey Herald, Santa Cruz Good Times, Santa Cruz Weekly, KUSP, and santacruz.com.

The Nigerian Inquirer, a news website founded this year, reprinted an essay by John Brown Childs, sociology professor emeritus. Originally published on Childs' site Transcommunal Cooperation News, Childs posed the question "imagine the Gulf Coast disaster as a nuclear power accident."