UCSC in the News

Economist Rob Fairlie was interviewed for a New York Times article on declining entrepreneurship in the financial crisis. Fairlie was also interviewed for Entrepreneur magazine about his latest book, which details the links between race and business ownership.

Jin Zhang, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, was quoted in coverage of his work on the use of gold nanoparticles for tumor therapy in Medical News Today, Science Daily, News Medical Net, and Hindustan Times.

Economist Lori Kletzer's most recent entry on the New York Times's blog Economix was about executive bonuses.

Karen Holl of environmental studies was interviewed by the Discovery News Channel about tropical forest restoration.

ScienceNews tapped dream researcher Bill Domhoff for comment about a new study that concluded people interpret dreams in ways that affect their waking life, especially when the dreams support pre-existing beliefs.

Astronomer Greg Laughlin was quoted in an article in New Scientist magazine about the search for Earth-like planets.

A UCSC story about theater arts alumna Marti Noxon's nomination for a Writers Guild of America award for her work on the acclaimed TV program Mad Men, was picked up by the American Movie Channel's blog site--amctv.com. The article also appeared on a number of television fan and celebrity web sites.

The New Teacher Center's annual symposium in San Jose featured a keynote address by Congressman Mike Honda and attracted reporters from the Santa Cruz Sentinel and KTVU TV.

A Santa Cruz Sentinel story about a new grant for stem cell research quoted Ann Pace, associate director of the Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering.

Anthropologist Nancy Chen's new book about food and medicine was the subject of a story in the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported that the 2009 UCSC Scholarship Benefit Dinner was a success, quoting Chancellor Blumenthal and alumna Catalina Berumen, and noting that over 165,000 was raised for undergraduate scholarships.

Environmental studies postdoc Chris Darimont was interviewed by KGO TV about his study of how commercial hunting and fishing is speeding up trait changes among fish and other species.

In environmental studies, research by postdoctoral fellow Sharon Martinson was mentioned in an article about climate change in the Sierra. The article appeared in Moonshine Ink, which publishes news about Truckee and Lake Tahoe.

In an article about how the economy is significantly affecting Bay Area theater companies, the San Francisco Chronicle noted that Shakespeare Santa Cruz will present a reduced 2009 season after an emergency fund drive in December.

Diverse magazine and the Santa Cruz Sentinel promoted the upcoming Faculty Research Lecture by Patricia Zavella of Latin American and Latino studies.

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