UCSC in the News

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

Brent Haddad of environmental studies was interviewed by American Public Media's Marketplace radio for a segment about cities that are recycling treated wastewater to meet the growing demand for water.

Research on "dark stars"--stars made of dark matter--by physics graduate student Douglas Spolyar was covered by the Telegraph (U.K.), Science Daily, Earth Times, and Discovery News.

New Scientist magazine gave sociologist Andy Szasz's new book Shopping Our Way to Safety a big thumbs up in their book review section. Szasz also made the pages of The Times of London, in the "Science Notebook" column, and he appeared on KUSP Radio's weekly book program two weeks in a row. He was also interviewed by KCSM Radio and KZSC.

History professor Dana Frank was interviewed on KUSP's Talk of the Bay program about her new book Local Girl Makes History.

Hydrogeologist Andrew Fisher was quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel story about the potential effects of a drought.

Ann Aurelia Lopez, a research associate with the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, was quoted in a Monterey County Herald article about the challenges facing Mexican farmers.

Computer engineer Gabriel Elkaim was quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel story about NASA research on robotics for surgery.

The Kansas City Star covered psychologist Cam Leaper's latest research on gender differences in communication.

Research by the New Teacher Center was cited in an Arizona Republic article about the benefits of mentoring new teachers.

The San Jose Mercury News wrote about Shakespeare Santa Cruz's production of The Princess and the Pea as part of a story about family theater during the holiday season.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel reviewed The Selected Letters of Wallace Stegner, a new book edited by his son, UCSC emeritus professor of American literature, Page Stegner.

Media Highlights provides monthly summaries of "UCSC in the News" columns.