UCSC in the News

Slate magazine interviewed anthropologist Nate Dominy for a column exploring the question of whether obesity existed in ancient times.

Bloomberg.com tapped the expertise of sociologist Hiroshi Fukurai in its coverage of changes to Japan's judicial system.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported that music graduate student Noah Meites was one of nine young classical composers named winners in the 57th annual BMI Student Composer Awards which recognize "superior creative talent."

The May issue of Artweek includes a story about "Some Assembly Required," an exhibit featuring 13 artists at UCSC's Sesnon Gallery curated by gallery director Shelby Graham.

Physicist Michael Riordan was quoted in an article about the history of the transistor in Physical Review Focus.

InsideBayArea.com picked up a Santa Cruz Sentinel story about David Yager's appointment as new Dean of the Arts Division.

A New York Times article about relations between the U.S. and China noted that UCSC lecturer in Chinese David Keenan inspired current Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner to learn Chinese when both were at Dartmouth in the late 1970s.

An article about gravity and black holes on PhysOrg.com featured research by the late Donald Coyne, adjunct professor of physics.

Daniel Press of environmental studies was quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel article about expected low turnout during the special election.

Graduate student Hilary Melcarek was quoted in a Contra Costa Times article about the popularity of small farms and gardens. The story also ran in the San Jose Mercury News.

The Contra Costa Times ran a story about theater arts professor Danny Scheie and his role playing the title character in the new comedy You, Nero at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

The San Luis Obispo Tribune is the latest paper to run an article quoting professor emeritus of community studies Nancy Stoller on the use of videoconferencing to provide health consultations for prisoners.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel published a story about music alumna Rebecca Jackson who created, and is directing and coordinating, the annual Santa Cruz "Music in May" chamber music festival.

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