UCSC in the News

Susanne Jonas of Latin American and Latino studies was interviewed by the Venezuelan daily newspaper El Nacional about the coup in Honduras.

History professor Dana Frank made three guest appearances on KPFA Radio to discuss the recent coup in Honduras.

Professor of literature and history Nathaniel Deutsch was quoted in Canada's Brantford Expositor in an article about the struggle of Mandean-Americans from Iraq to preserve their culture in the United States.

Postdoctoral fellow in cultural studies Eben Kirksey had an op-ed published in the Saint Petersburg Times about Indonesia's bleak record on human rights.

In a food column in the Los Angeles Times, Russ Parsons cited work by Julie Guthman of community studies, including her "splendid book," Agrarian Dreams.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel announced anthropologist Adrienne Zihlman's selection as the recipient of the 2009 Martin M. Chemers Award for Outstanding Research in the Social Sciences.

Mike Rotkin of community studies was quoted in a SantaCruz.com story about local activist and dedicated community volunteer Franklin Williams.

The Ventura County Star published a first-person column by undergraduate Yesenia Ramos of Oxnard. Originally written as an application for the Orfalea Scholarship at the Ventura County Community Foundation, the piece describes her childhood, family background, and professional aspirations.

Farm & Garden apprenticeship graduate Godfrey Kasozi of Uganda was profiled by the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

Alum Ricky Le (B.A. politics, College Eight, 1999) was named political director of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom's gubernatorial campaign, according to a report in the California Chronicle.

Alumna singer Judy Wexler (B.A. psychology and theater arts, Crown College, 1977) was profiled in the Seattle Times.

Alumna journalist Azadeh Moaveni (B.A. politics, Oakes College, 1998) appeared on ABC News's Nightline to discuss recent events in Iran.

In a story about the local stand-up comedy scene, Good Times cited the success of alum Grant Lyon (B.A. environmental studies, Crown College, 2006).

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