UCSC in the News

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

Assistant professor of film and digital media L. S. Kim appeared on CTV's Canada-AM -- Canada's highest-rated national morning TV news program--to discuss the social impact of the pop culture phenomenon Sex and the City. Kim was also quoted in a Contra Costa Times article about the new film based on the television series.

Adina Paytan of the Institute of Marine Sciences and her work with Santa Cruz middle school students on bacteria in beach sand are featured on the NPR radio series Pulse of the Planet, airing June 9 and 10 and again June 16 and 17 at 3:57 p.m. For more information, go to the Pulse of the Planet web site.

A Santa Cruz Good Times cover story about three local scientists making a difference for ocean conservation features two from UCSC -- geologist Gary Griggs, an expert on coastal erosion and geologic hazards, and biologist Bernie Tershy, who is working to restore island habitats.

Assistant professor of theater arts Patty Gallagher was quoted in a San Jose Mercury News story about the work of avant-garde theater icon Robert Lepage.

Phillip Berman, professor and chair of biomolecular engineering, was quoted in stories about his work on an HIV database in the Santa Cruz Sentinel and PhysOrg.com.

An article in New Scientist magazine about the discovery of new Earth-like planets in our galaxy included quotes from astronomer Gregory Laughlin.

The Los Angeles Times, The Californian, and US Fed News reported that UCSC received a National Endowment for the Arts grant of $5,000 to present a symposium on the work of the late poet Robinson Jeffers.

CNET-News ran a story about Seagate Technology CEO Bill Watkins, who said he is helping UCSC to raise money for the library's Grateful Dead Archive.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported that graduate students from UCSC's Digital Arts and New Media MFA Program (DANM) would be exhibiting their work at the "2nd Biennial O1SJ Global Festival of Art on the Edge," which was held June 4-8 in San Jose.

Metro Santa Cruz published a feature on the 2008 Irwin Scholar exhibition by the UCSC Art Department's most accomplished undergraduates, quoting students Levi Goldman and Seth Charles.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a feature on UCSC American studies graduate Jesse Thorn, whose radio program The Sound of Young America, was recently picked up for national syndication on Public Radio International.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel noted that Sesnon Gallery curator Shelby Graham and art lecturer Don Fritz were among the top visual artists of Santa Cruz who were participating in a show to support the city's Tannery Arts Center Project. One of Fritz's works was also featured prominently on the front page of the Sentinel's "Santa Cruz Style" section. Fritz was additionally spotlighted in a Santa Cruz Good Times story about the exhibition.

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