UCSC in the News

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

Sociology's Andy Szasz was featured in a Los Angeles Times article about eco-friendly consumption.

National Wildlife magazine ran a feature story about UCSC research on elephant seals, with quotes from biologists Daniel Costa and Burney Le Boeuf and graduate student Jason Hassrick.

Psychologist Campbell Leaper's research on gender differences in communication made another big media splash, getting coverage on Fox News and LiveScience.com, as well as Canada's Globe and Mail.

Research on supernova explosions by astrophysicist Stan Woosley was covered by National Geographic News, Discovery News, Innovations Report, Agence France Presse, Hindustan Times, SpaceRef.com, and Spaceflight Now.

Research led by biomolecular engineer David Haussler on the effects of ancient retroviruses on human evolution was covered by the Miami Herald, McClatchy News Service, Knight-Ridder News, Fox News.com, and Medical Science News.

The New York Post tapped social psychologist Elliot Aronson for comment on the latest brouhaha over giving good students free cell phones. . . . Also in psychology, research professor Bill Domhoff was quoted in a Washington Post article about dream research.

An article about peregrine falcons in the San Francisco Examiner included quotes from biologist Glenn Stewart.

Computer engineer Luca de Alfaro was quoted in a story in PC Magazine about online reputation rankings.

Research on the behavior of dolphin mothers by graduate student Shawn Noren was the subject of a story in the Economist magazine.

A story in USA Today about the effects of asteroid impacts on moons features quotes from planetary scientist Francis Nimmo.

Theater arts professor Danny Scheie was quoted in a San Francisco Chronicle article about his role directing a Bay Area play inspired by Vendela Vida's novel Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name.

The Educational Partnership Center was featured in a Santa Cruz Sentinel article about a two-day retreat for local African American youth to explore college and career options. The article also highlighted the role of Madlyn Norman-Terrance, a senior Staff HR partner at UCSC, who's been organizing the retreat for years.

An AP story in the Salinas Californian about the red tides in Monterey Bay included quotes from ocean scientist Mary Silver.

Humanities dean Georges Van Den Abbeele was quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel article about a lecture on campus by UCSC alumna and feminist author bell hooks, who spoke about the intersection of race, gender, and environmental activism.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported that the Library's Special Collections received a gift of rare audio interviews and photos of late 60s jazz and rock icons from the widow of jazz historian Frank Kofsky, plus a donation from the late jazz pianist Alice Coltrane to process the collection.

UCSC senior Jennifer Parkford, the lead actress in the Shakespeare Santa Cruz production of The Princess and the Pea, was interviewed for a Santa Cruz Sentinel story about the holiday show.

Salt Lake City's Deseret Morning News published a review of a new book edited by emeritus professor of English Page Stegner, titled The Selected Letters of Wallace Stegner.

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