Research by Earth scientist Noah Finnegan was mentioned in a New York Times article about geologists studying a Bolivian volcano's unusual activity.
Bora Zivkovic's Scientific American blog highlighted the publishing successes of current students in the Science Communication Program.
Stories about the new Prom Week game, with quotes from computer scientists Noah Wardrip-Fruin, Michael Mateas, Josh McCoy, Aaron Reed, and other members of the Prom Week team, ran in the San Jose Mercury News, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Inside Higher Ed, Discovery News, PlayThisThing, Inside Social Games, and Gamasutra.
Politics professor Ben Read co-wrote a piece on Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping's visit to Iowa that was published on the home page of Foreign Affairs. Xi, the likely next general secretary of China's ruling Communist Party, had toured Iowa as a county official in 1987. Read taught at the University of Iowa for four years before coming to UCSC in 2008.
The San Francisco Chronicle ran a front-page story about research by biologist Rachel Johnson on the impact of hatchery fish on wild salmon populations.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel published a Front Page story on emeritus professor David Swanger, who was named the second Poet Laureate of Santa Cruz County. Articles about Swanger additionally ran in the San Jose Mercury News and the Santa Cruz Good Times.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel also ran a Front Page feature on the UCSC Library, quoting University Librarian Ginny Steel, and noting that student visits have doubled after the library’s physical and digital renovation. The story additionally ran in the San Jose Mercury News.
The San Jose Mercury News and the Santa Cruz Sentinel featured an article about a new book published by the UCSC Library’s Regional History Project--Cultivating a Movement--about the evolution of organic farming on the Central Coast, quoting Regional History Project director and book co-editor, Irene Reti.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel and the Good Times wrote advance articles on oceanographer Sylvia Earle's scheduled lecture on campus and alumna Taren Sterry's one-woman play at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center.
TheSanta Cruz Weekly published an item about Earle's appearance.