UCSC in the News

The 40th anniversary of the moon landing shone the media spotlight on former Lick Observatory director Joe Miller. He was interviewed by the Santa Cruz Sentinel, KSBW-TV, and KION-TV about the observatory's role in one of the first experiments conducted by astronauts on the moon: an effort to accurately measure the distance to earth. The story also appeared in the San Jose Mercury News.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel published a story about how well UCSC did in the 2009 UC MultiCampus Research Programs and Initiatives Competition, quoting vice chancellor for research Bruce Margon, history professor Brian Catlos, and associate professor of education Ronald Glass, and noting the diversity of the four UCSC programs that received awards. The story was also reported on santacruz.com and at CANewsline.com.

Robert Fairlie of economics was quoted in a U. S. News & World Report story about the struggles of small businesses during the economic downturn. Fairlie was also quoted in a Miami Times article on the same topic.

History professor Dana Frank contributed a piece about the history of sit-down labor strikes in the U.S. to Labor Notes.

Six graduates of the Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture and an environmental studies alum were included in a Mother Nature Network story featuring "40 Farmers Under 40." CNN Money/Fortune picked up the story, as well.

Four apprenticeship graduates were also profiled recently on the Epicurious web site in an article entitled "Farmers Making a Difference: Eight Farms Devoted to Their Crops and Their Communities."

SF360 covered B. Ruby Rich's participation in an onstage conversation at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts with Argentine director Lucrecia Martel.

A Los Angeles Times column about organic farming that cited community studies scholar Julie Guthman's book appeared in the Herald-Sun of Durham, North Carolina.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a story about the Cabrillo Music Festival's renowned conductor Marin Alsop bringing orchestral music inspired by the Grateful Dead to this year's festival as a salute to the band's archive being housed at UCSC, noting she heard about the archive from friends at the Baltimore Symphony, where she is the resident conductor.

Candy Berlin of Dining Services was featured in an article about waste management that appeared in Foodservice Equipment and Supplies.

A new research project by Judith Scott of education was featured in the Santa Cruz Sentinel and the San Jose Mercury News.

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