UCSC in the News

Physicist Anthony Aguirre is featured in a story in the October issue of Discover magazine about a conference he organized to investigate the idea of multiple universes and the possibility of detecting evidence of collisions between universes.

Biomolecular engineer Phil Berman was quoted in a San Francisco Chronicle story about promising results from an AIDS vaccine trial that included a vaccine Berman invented.

Research by astrophysicist Stan Woosley on conditions inside a star before it explodes as a supernova was covered by Science Daily, Innovations Report, and UPI.

Electrical engineer Wentai Liu's achievements in developing a retinal implant are mentioned in a Wired News story about similar efforts at MIT.

University Librarian Ginny Steel and Head of Special Collections Christine Bunting were quoted in Leah Garchik's column in the San Francisco Chronicle about a reception hosted by alumnus Nion McEvoy to support the Grateful Dead Archive.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel and the Salinas Californian ran articles about how 11 dedicated community college transfer students will attend UCSC this fall as recipients of $20,000 Karl S. Pister Leadership Opportunity Awards.

The Sentinel reported that Spanish language lecturer María Victoria González-Pagani has been awarded the IV Cristóbal de Villalón Award for "Innovation in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language."

The Sentinel noted the successful completion of the Grow a Farmer Campaign to raise funds for permanent apprentice housing at the UCSC Farm.

The Sentinel announced that the UCSC Center for Labor Studies and the Living Writers Series will present a reading on campus by award-winning novelist Monique Truong.

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