UCSC in the News

The 2009 Shakespeare Santa Cruz season received rave reviews in the San Francisco Chronicle, Santa Cruz Sentinel, San Jose Mercury News, Santa Cruz Weekly, Good Times, and santacruz.com.

Biologists Mark Carr and Peter Raimondi were quoted in stories in the San Jose Mercury News and North County Times (San Diego) about a proposal for new marine protected areas along the California coast.

The Science Communication Program got a favorable plug in a New York Times online Q&A with science columnist Henry Fountain in response to a reader's question about learning how to become a science writer.

Astrophysicists Stan Woosley and Daniel Kasen were featured in a Science News article about using supernovae to study dark energy and the expansion of the universe.

Biologist Dan Costa was quoted in two San Jose Mercury News stories, one about the impact of El Niño conditions on marine life, and another about a harbor porpoise that died after wandering up a creek in Santa Clara.

The Los Angeles Times ran a story about the Cabrillo Music Festival featuring orchestral music inspired by the Grateful Dead, noting that the archives of composer Lou Harrison and the Grateful Dead are both housed at UCSC, and that music professor Fred Lieberman has collaborated on several books with Dead percussionist Mickey Hart.

Theater Arts associate professor Patty Gallagher was quoted in a Contra Costa Times review of playwright Tracy Letts' dark tragicomedy August: Osage County.

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