UCSC in the News

The Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Bloomberg News, The Economist magazine, and many other news outlets covered a talk by economist Carl Walsh, which he presented at the annual conference of the Federal Reserve in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. When the Fed decides to start lifting interest rates, Walsh advised that interest rates will need to be "increased aggressively" as a hedge against inflation. The story ran in the Irish Times, Asbury Park Press, Boston Globe, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and many more papers.

Jonathan Fox of Latin American and Latino studies was quoted in the Mexican daily La Jornada, discussing how Mexican agricultural policy reinforces inequality between rich and poor farmers.

Anthropologist Nate Dominy was interviewed by host Lynne Rossetto Kasper of the American Public Media program "The Splendid Table." Dominy has found that the amounts of an enzyme in saliva varies around the world, depending on the amount of starch in the regional diet.

Darryl Wong is the most recent graduate of the UCSC Apprenticeship in Organic Agriculture to get some nice press: He was profiled in Sunset magazine. Wong is co-owner of Freewheelin' Farm with fellow apprenticeship graduates Kirstin Yogg and Freewheelin' founder Amy Courtney. They grow mixed vegetables on a 9-acre parcel and deliver their produce by bicycle to 75 members of their CSA.

Also in the September issue of Sunset, Gary Griggs, director of the Institute of Marine Sciences at UC Santa Cruz, and alumna Julie Packard, director of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, were named 2009 California Coastal Heroes.

The Huffington Post ran two stories about art professor Elizabeth Stephens' performance art wedding project staged at the 53rd Venice Biennale.

In a story about entrepreneurialism on campuses, Forbes magazine mentioned UCSC's first-ever business-plan competition and the $12,000 prize that was awarded to the winner.

History professor Dana Frank was a guest on the KPFA Radio show "Against the Grain," discussing the political situation in Honduras, as well as her recent book, Local Girl Makes History.

Biology graduate student Bill Henry was quoted in a Science News article about Styrofoam and other plastics in the oceans and their potential effects on wildlife.

The San Jose Mercury News published a feature about women's studies alumna Laika Grant Mann, a 1977 graduate who has launched a new internet-based nonprofit that links donors around the world with people in need.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel published a glowing review of alumna Deborah Madison's new book What We Eat When We Eat Alone.

The Monterey County Herald quoted art alumna and cartoonist Bridgett Spicer in an article about the annual West End Celebration, a Monterey County showcase for artists.

The Santa Cruz Weekly ran a story about a retrospective at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History featuring the work of the late Eduardo Carrillo--an art professor and founding fellow of Oakes and Porter Colleges--noting that a scholarship in his name now aids art students in need at UCSC.

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