UCSC in the News

The Silicon Valley Business Journal ran a Q&A about the UCSC Genome Browser with bioinformatics experts David Haussler and Jim Kent.

AsianWeek published a lengthy feature about Renee Tajima-Pena of community studies, focusing on her latest film, Calavera Highway.

Cine Source magazine interviewed Film and Digital Media Department chair Chip Lord for a feature about the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) exhibit The Art of Participation: 1950 to Now--to which Lord contributed a commissioned installation in collaboration with two fellow former members of the legendary Ant Farm art and architecture collective.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel and San Jose Mercury News ran a story about the renewable energy summer program UCSC will host next year, with quotes from electrical engineer Ali Shakouri, who helped create the program.

Patricia Allen, director of the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, published an op-ed in the Santa Cruz Sentinel about hunger and the global food crisis.

Shannon Gleeson of Latin American and Latino studies also published an opinion column in the Sentinel. She wrote about immigration, workplace raids, and the connection between undocumented workers and the production of cheap goods and services that Americans have come to expect.

Astronomer and telescope designer Jerry Nelson was quoted in a story in New Scientist magazine about the next generation of giant telescopes.

The San Jose Mercury News and Santa Cruz Sentinel reported that the UCSC Wind Ensemble, under the direction of music lecturer Robert Klevan, will be performing at New York City's Carnegie Hall in February.

Astronomer Jonathan Fortney was quoted in a Science News article about the first images of extrasolar planets.

Tony Hoffman of psychology won the 2008 Social Psychology Network Action Teaching Award and was featured in the current issue of APA Monitor, published by the American Psychological Association.

Alaska Report ran a story about a talk on endangered mammals that biologist Terrie Williams gave at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks.

The New Teacher Center was featured in a news story circulated by Media Newswire about a survey of teacher working conditions in North Carolina.

Research on climate change and ocean chemistry by marine scientists Elizabeth Griffith and Adina Paytan was covered in Science Daily.

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