UCSC in the News

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

Anthropology's Nathaniel Dominy and biology's Barry Sinervo were each featured in the New York Times Magazine's seventh annual "Year in Ideas" cover story that highlighted 70 of the ideas "that helped make 2007 what it was."

The Charleston Gazette weighed in on Andy Szasz's new book, Shopping Our Way to Safety, calling on consumers to support "green" alternatives and government to provide greater safeguards against environmental contamination.

Assistant professor of film and digital media L. S. Kim was quoted in story about reality television that ran in the Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times, and The Times Union.

Several UCSC faculty appeared on KUSP Radio's Talk of the Bay program during the week of December 17, including astronomers Steve Vogt and Greg Laughlin, for a listener call-in show on astronomy, and hydrogeologist Andy Fisher, who discussed local water issues.

A segment on albatrosses in National Geographic's "Wild Chronicles" on PBS features biologist Scott Shaffer on location on Midway Atoll.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel published a feature story on emerita professor of American studies Judy Yung and her new book The Adventures of Eddie Fung.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel and Contra Costa Times ran a story about Long Marine Laboratory with quotes from IMS director Gary Griggs and biologists Pete Raimondi and Scott Shaffer.

A study of gene loss in human evolution by bioinformatics researchers David Haussler, Jingchun Zhu, and others was covered by Medical Science News, Science Daily, and Space Daily.

History professor Dana Frank was quoted in the Los Gatos Observer about her new book Local Girl Makes History. Frank also appeared on KZSC Radio to discuss the book.

A story about red tides in the Mid-County Post included quotes from ocean scientist Raphael Kudela.

The Los Angeles Times noted that the archives of author Robert Heinlein are held by UCSC and are being placed online, making the renowned writer's work even more accessible to scholars and fans.

The L.A. Daily News quoted history lecturer Matthew Lasar for an article about the Pacifica Radio Archive.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran an article about a new book by American studies professor Forrest Robinson about Mark Twain titled The Author-Cat--Clemens's Life in Fiction.

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