UCSC in the News

The New York Times quoted Erika Zaveleta of environmental studies in its coverage of the unintended consequences of an environmental restoration effort on Macquarie Island. Zavaleta emphasized that the vast majority of invasive-species eradication initiatives have produced clear conservation gains, but she noted that unintended "ripple effects" underscore the need for planning and monitoring.

Ocean scientist Raphael Kudela's findings about the effects of a red tide on seabirds in Monterey Bay was covered by KUSP Radio, KION TV (lead story on evening news), Santa Cruz Sentinel, Science, Scientific American, Conservation magazine, Science Centric, PhysOrg, InSciences, Genetic Engineering News, Journal Watch, and others.

Coverage of astronomer Sandra Faber receiving the Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science included stories in the Philadelphia Inquirer, San Jose Mercury News, Santa Cruz Sentinel, RedOrbit, and ITNews.

The Advocate of Baton Rouge ran a story about the Dickens Project accompanied by photos taken at UCSC's annual summer Dickens festival, quoting literature professor John Jordan and noting that the scholarly consortium was founded and is headquartered at UCSC.

Hydrogeologist Andrew Fisher was a guest on KALW public radio in San Francisco to discuss water issues in California on the "Your Call" call-in show.

The San Jose Mercury News ran a recent story quoting politics professor Dan Wirls discussing the political aspirations of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom.

Biologists William Sullivan and Camilla Forsberg were featured in a Santa Cruz Sentinel story about the UCSC Stem Cell Symposium.

Environmental toxicologist Roberto Gwiazda was quoted in stories about the carcinogenicity of chromium in drinking water in Environmental Health News, Scientific American, and Newsfood.com.

Biologist Donald Potts was quoted in an article about ocean acidification in Chemical & Engineering News.

Astrophysicist Mark Krumholz was quoted in a Science Now story about massive stars.

London's The Independent published an obituary for leading Victorian scholar Sally Ledger, noting that she had been an integral part of the Dickens Project at UCSC since 2005.

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