UCSC in the News

A front page story in the San Jose Mercury News focused on astronomer Steve Vogt and the new Automated Planet Finder telescope being installed at Lick Observatory. Astronomer Elinor Gates was also quoted, and UCO/Lick director Michael Bolte was interviewed about the telescope on KCBS Radio news.

Research on prion diseases led by biochemist Glenn Millhauser was covered by the Santa Cruz Sentinel, Science Daily, BioSpace, PhysOrg, Red Orbit, Innovations Report, and Medical News Net.

Computer engineer Brad Smith was featured in coverage of the Cisco-funded Network Management and Operations Lab at Baskin Engineering in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, IT World, and Internet News.

A Monterey County Herald article about the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Symposium included quotes from biologist John Pearse.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a story about an upcoming math and science conference for middle and high school girls organized by ACE Program coordinator Nancy Cox-Konopelski.

Marine ecologist Peter Raimondi was quoted in a Scientific American article about the influence of tides on the evolution of life.

Astronomer Greg Laughlin was quoted in a story about extrasolar planets in Science Daily and Red Orbit.

The Saipan Tribune quoted linguistics professor Sandra Chung, citing her work to help preserve the endangered Chamorro language, funded by a collaborative project grant from the National Science Foundation

The Santa Cruz Metro and Good Times ran stories about UCSC history alumnus Cary Fukunaga's acclaimed new feature film, Sin Nombre.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a story on a competition to compose an "Ode to Santa Cruz," with the prize of Garrison Keillor reading the winning poem onstage at his Santa Cruz Civic performance presented by UCSC Arts & Lectures.

Craig Haney of psychology remains in demand after being featured in a New Yorker magazine article about solitary confinement. Most recently, he fielded media interview requests from wired.com about the psychological effects of solitary confinement, the PBS documentary program "Now" about supermax prisons and the effects of long-term isolation, and a call from the Los Angeles Times about learned helplessness.

Inside Higher Ed picked up the news that UCSC's veterans' programs have received a major funding boost.

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