UCSC in the News

Economist Rob Fairlie's work on self-employment during recessions was featured on the New York Times' economix blog.

Ongoing coverage of chemist Jin Zhang's research on gold nanospheres for cancer therapy included ABC Science (from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation), UPI, and Discovery News.

Development of the UCSC Cancer Genomics Browser by a team led by biomolecular engineer David Haussler was reported by the Silicon Valley Business Journal, MSN Money, Medical News Today, Genetic Engineering News, Genome Web, Medical News Net, BioSpace, and others.

Assistant professor of theater arts Patty Gallagher received rave reviews from the Arizona Daily Star and Tuscon Weekly for her role in the Rogue Theater's production of Virginia Woolf's Orlando. The Santa Cruz Sentinel also interviewed Gallagher for a story about Mark Twain's The Diaries of Adam & Eve.

A Science Now article about an unusual extrasolar planet included quotes from astronomers Peter Bodenheimer and Jonathan Fortney.

Environmental studies professor Steve Gliessman's work pioneering the field of agroecology was featured in an article in Vision magazine.

KSBSW-TV ran a feature segment on the digital arts and new media (DANM) graduate program's "Mechatronics" class, where students spent months building small robots from scratch to complete specific tasks.

A New Yorker magazine article about solitary confinement that quoted psychology professor Craig Haney was described in a lengthy Atlantic Free Press article.

Daniel Press of environmental studies published an op-ed in the San Jose Mercury News that revealed the "green-energy scam" behind renewable energy certificates.

The Los Angeles Times featured an article about 1974 Cowell College graduate Lawrence Weschler and his new books on conversations with David Hockney and Robert Irwin about the creative process and the nature of art.

The San Luis Obispo Tribune ran a story about alumna Reyna Grande, who won the American Book Award in 2007 for her novel Across A Hundred Mountains, which drew upon her childhood experience of being left behind in Mexico while her parents immigrated to the U.S.

USAToday.com reported that humanities lecturer Gary Young received the 2009 Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America.

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