UCSC in the News

Computer scientist Don Chamberlin was quoted on the subject of careers in science and technical fields in a New York Times article about the fallen status of careers in finance.

A New York Times article about the shuttle mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope included quotes from astronomer and vice chancellor for research Bruce Margon.

Forbes.com cited research by economist Rob Fairlie on a surge in the number of new business start-ups, between 1996 and 2007. Fairlie was also quoted in an article about an increase in Summit County business license applications that appeared in Utah's Park Record.

Environmental toxicologist Myra Finkelstein was quoted in a story about plastic trash in the oceans in the Observer (U.K.) and New Zealand Herald.

The New Yorker magazine article about solitary confinement that featured psychology's Craig Haney has generated ripple effects, including an interview by USC's Annenberg Radio News and inquiries from a documentary filmmaker. The Charlotte Observer also quoted Haney in an article about a prison inmate who suffered brain damage and paralysis while being held in solitary confinement.

The Hindustan Times noted the role of UCSC's Satyajit Ray Film and Study archive in preserving and promoting the work of India's renowned filmmaker Satyajit Ray in a story about the Film Society of Lincoln Center's special series honoring Ray in New York.

Daniel Press's op-ed in the San Jose Mercury News about "green-energy scammers" peddling renewable energy certificates caught the eye of Baltimore Sun financial columnist Jay Hancock, who wrote about the topic in a recent column.

The Associated Press reported the news that professor emeritus Michael Soule was among the recipients of the first E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Technology Pioneer Awards from Montana State University.

The San Francisco Chronicle interviewed history lecturer Matthew Lasar, author of the book Uneasy Listening: Pacifica Radio's Civil War, for an article about changes and internal struggles at the Bay Area's public radio institution, KPFA.

The Santa Cruz Good Times ran a feature story on an exhibition of digital art with social impact opening at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History presented by 10 graduate students in the Digital Arts and New Media (DANM) program. The Santa Cruz Sentinel also announced the opening of the exhibition.

The Philadelphia Inquirer and Copely News Service picked up stories about history alumnus Cary Fukunaga's new film, Sin Nombre.

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