UCSC in the News

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

Astronomer Gregory Laughlin was quoted in a New York Times article about the ultimate fate of the Earth. Also, research by Laughlin and graduate student Javiera Guedes on the presence of habitable planets in nearby Alpha Centauri was covered in the Telegraph and Daily Mail (U.K.), Hindustan Times, New Scientist magazine, Wired News, National Geographic News, FoxNews.com, Physics World, Science Daily, Space Daily, Space.com, and World Science.

The Canadian weekly news magazine Maclean's interviewed assistant professor of film and digital media L. S. Kim for a story about how women are portrayed in HBO's acclaimed television drama The Wire.

Astronomer Douglas Lin was quoted in a story about the new scientific view of our solar system that ran in the Miami Herald, Kansas City Star, Charleston Gazette, Macon Telegraph, Myrtle Beach Sun-News, Deseret Morning News, Nanaimo Daily News, and other newspapers.

Biomolecular engineer David Haussler was quoted in a San Jose Mercury News story about a proposed "biobank" for research on disease-related genes.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a story about the robotics competition for students in the engineering school's Mechatronics class, with quotes from assistant professor Gabriel Elkaim and students Kevin Nelson and Kelly Kitagaway.

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