UCSC in the News

Economist Rob Fairlie was quoted in an Inc. article about the growing number of start-ups in low-growth industries.

Computer engineer Jacob Rosen was featured in a Popular Science "Future of Medicine" story for his work on a robotic exoskeleton that could be used for physical therapy.

The National Post (Canada) ran a story about astronomer Sandra Faber and her mentor Vera Rubin, their pioneering work on dark matter and cosmology, and their eminence in a male-dominated field.

Roger Schoenman of politics penned an opinion piece for The Guardian (U.K.) about the latest events in Iran.

Dream research by Bill Domhoff, research professor of psychology, was featured on examiner.com.

Computer scientist James Davis was quoted in stories about his work on a live broadcast for World Refugee Day in the Santa Cruz Sentinel and San Jose Mercury News.

Astronomer Jonathan Fortney was quoted in a New Scientist story about gas giant planets.

Economist Joshua Aizenman's work was cited by a blogger on Econbrowser.

Biomolecular engineer David Haussler was quoted in a Genome Web story about public genome databases.

Psychology professor Catherine Cooper coauthored a letter to the editors of the San Jose Mercury News, saying media coverage of former UCSC Chancellor MRC Greenwood's candidacy for president of the University of Hawaii resembles coverage of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. Cooper wrote that both are sterling women who "like many of the rest of us, have made occasional errors."

Doctoral candidate Roya Rastegar, an associate programmer at the Tribeca Film Festival, authored a piece in Colorlines about the new film Push.

Undergraduate Brook Johnston, a fourth-year business management economics major who is a motor sports racer and manager of one of the top motocross riders in the country, was profiled in the Santa Cruz Sentinel recently. ESPN named Johnston the Extreme Athlete of the Year in 2008.

Environmental studies major Sarah Smith earned a headline in the Santa Cruz Sentinel when she became the first person to offer Spanish-language tours of Natural Bridges State Beach.

The Sacramento Bee did a feature story about the new book What We Eat When We Eat Alone: Stories and 100 Recipes by alumna and chef Deborah Madison.

College Nine graduates heard from Pulitzer Prize-winning alumna Martha Mendoza during their commencement ceremony, a talk covered by the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

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