UCSC in the News

The Wall Street Journal's blogs Independent Street and Digits quoted economist Rob Fairlie in coverage of a report about entrepreneurial activity and trends during the last 12 months. Fairlie authored the widely covered report, which is issued annually by the Kauffman Foundation. Other coverage appeared in Marketwire, Targeted News Service, the Charlotte Observer, and USNews.com, which titled their piece, "Who's Crazy Enough to Have Started a Business in 2008?".

Astronomer Sandra Faber was featured in a San Jose Mercury News article about the shuttle mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.

The San Jose Mercury News and Santa Cruz Sentinel interviewed David Yager and quoted Chancellor Blumenthal in a feature story about Yager's appointment as new dean of the Arts Division.

Research on a new tool for monitoring algal toxins in coastal waters led by ocean scientist Raphael Kudela was reported by PhysOrg.com and Insciences.org. Kudela was also quoted in a recent story about algal toxins in Metro Santa Cruz.

Softpedia picked up a report by wired.com that featured psychology's Craig Haney discussing the psychological effects of solitary confinement.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a front-page story about the Grow a Farmer campaign to raise funds for permanent apprentice housing on the Farm.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel published a front-page profile of wildlife photographer and UCSC alumna Suzi Eszterhas.

An article about Big Creek Reserve in the Monterey County Herald included quotes from reserve director Mark Readdie and biologist Donald Croll.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel's coverage of the Intellectual Forum and Reunion Weekend included a story about the $745,000 raised by grads.

The Santa Cruz Weekly, and Santa Cruz Good Times published articles about the work of film and digital media students and alumni that were featured at the 2009 Santa Cruz Film Festival.

India Abroad 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.

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