UCSC in the News

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

Biologist Mark Carr was interviewed on NPR's All Things Considered in a story about marine protected areas in California.

The Wall Street Journal picked up on a paper coauthored by economist Ricard Gil about online betting and the 2002 Soccer World Cup for an article about sports betting. Gil cowrote the paper with Steve Leavitt, author of the bestselling book Freakonomics.

The San Francisco Chronicle quoted Marco Barricelli, the new artistic director of Shakespeare Santa Cruz, for an article announcing the lineup of his inaugural season as head of the acclaimed UCSC summer festival. The Santa Cruz Sentinel also announced the new season (see Currents article on the new season).

Andy Szasz of sociology continues to make media waves, publishing an essay in the Chronicle of Higher Education and fielding interview requests ffrom KVMR Radio, Sierra Club Radio, and KPFA/Pacfica Radio.

Psychology's Craig Haney was quoted in a New York Times article about San Quentin, drawing a parallel between the prison's dilapidated dungeon and the "super-max" isolation facilities of modern prisons.

Coastal geologist Gary Griggs was quoted in a Mid-County Post article about the Pleasure Point seawall and a Monterey County Herald article about beach erosion.

An article in New Scientist magazine about the hypothetical role of "information content" in evolution included a quote from biochemist David Deamer.

In an article about the U.S. economy, Investors Chronicle cited research by economist Michael Dooley.

Astronomer Sandra Faber was quoted in a Space.com article about plans to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel noted the publication of "Bass Cathedral," the fourth installment of literature professor Nathaniel Mackey's ongoing series of novels titled "From a Broken Bottle Traces of Perfume Still Emanate."

Art in America ran an obituary for Gurdon Woods, the sculptor and visionary arts educator who helped establish the UCSC Art Department.

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