UCSC in the News

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

Division of Social Sciences dean Sheldon Kamieniecki had the final word in a lengthy article in the Chronicle of Higher Education about Al Gore's Nobel Peace Prize for his work on climate change. The honor implicitly recognizes the contributions of university scientists whose research fostered understanding of climate change, and it may highlight campus commitments to combat global warming.

Biologist Scott Shaffer was featured in a story on NPR's Day to Day about his seabird research on Palmyra Island.

Economist Robert Fairlie was quoted in a BusinessWeek story about the link between home values and entrepreneurship as capital dries up in the wake of the mortgage loan crisis.

Seismologist Susan Schwartz was quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel story about the magnitude 5.6 earthquake on October 27.

Carrol Moran of the Educational Partnership Center was featured in an article in the Salinas Californian about parent participants in an EPC program designed to help them encourage their children to prepare for college.

Research on retinal nerve cells by physicist Alan Litke was featured in Technology Review and Science News magazines.

The San Jose Mercury News and the Los Gatos Weekly Times ran stories about the role of graduate student Adelia Barber in the denial of a logging permit for the San Jose Water Company.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel published a feature story about history professor Dana Frank and her new book Local Girl Makes History.

Metro Santa Cruz ran a story about graduate student Hoyt Peckham's research on loggerhead turtles.

Biologist Mark Carr was featured on KQED Radio's Quest program in a segment on the science of protecting sea life. And Carr was quoted in a story about kelp forests in the Salinas Californian.

An article in New Scientist magazine about a monster black hole includes a quote from astrophysicist Stan Woosley.

Literature professor H. Marshall Leicester was quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel article about horror films and the dynamics of fear.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a story about UCSC alumna and violinist Rebecca Jackson, who will direct the Santa Cruz Chamber Players in the opening concert of their 29th season.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel announced that UCSC would begin a new lecture series challenging conventional wisdom about technology and culture through a partnership between the Digital Arts and New Media program and UC Berkeley.