UCSC in the News

National Public Radio's "Day to Day" program featured a field report about researcher Chris Wilmers of environmental studies, who is tracking mountain lions to learn about their habits and habitat. It also aired on KQED Radio's "California Report."

The Santa Cruz Sentinel, BioWorld Today, and Medical Industry Week covered research on a potential cancer therapy using gold nanoparticles developed by chemist Jin Zhang.

Biologist Scott Shaffer's research on sooty shearwaters was referenced in a Los Angeles Times story about bird migrations.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported that UCSC alumna Marti Noxon won a Writers of Guild of America award for best dramatic television series as a member of the writing team for "Mad Men."

Economist Nirvikar Singh was featured in the Santa Cruz Sentinel's coverage of a new business incubator sponsored by UCSC and the city of Santa Cruz.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel interviewed professor of film and digital media Chip Lord for an article about his commissioned project to create video art at the Los Angeles International Airport, also noting his current exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Business Week spotlighted Shakespeare Santa Cruz's recent emergency fundraising efforts in a story about how nonprofits are using all their ingenuity to raise enough money to stay afloat in tough economic times.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel quoted Humanities Division dean Georges Van Den Abbeele and history professor Edmund "Terry" Burke III in a story about Noel Q. King, UCSC professor emeritus of history and comparative religion, who died on February 1 at the age of 86.

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