UCSC in the News

The New York Post, San Francisco Examiner, American Songwriter magazine and the Huffington Post reported that an upcoming exhibit at the New-York Historical Society in March will highlight items on loan from UCSC's Grateful Dead Archive.

Economist Robert Fairlie was quoted in a Patriot Ledger story about the rise of entrepreneurship in the midst of the recession. In addition, Fairlie's ranking of the best metropolitan areas in which to start a business generated coverage in the Waterloo Courier and the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. Fairlie also contributed research assistance to CNN's special "Latino in America."

Tim Galarneau of the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems was featured in an article that appeared in The Nation about food movements sweeping college campuses.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a profile of seismologist Karen McNally on the 20th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake.

A study of bias in coin flips by mathematician Richard Montgomery and others was covered in the San Jose Mercury News and on the NBC Bay Area news site.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a story on a talk by Pixar animator and UCSC alum Mark Henne in downtown Santa Cruz, part of "UC Celebrates Pixar" events, quoting assistant computer science professor Arnav Jhala. The week of Pixar celebration was previewed in the Aptos, Capitola/Soquel, and Scotts Valley Times, Santa Cruz Good Times, Santa Cruz Weekly, and City on a Hill, as well as on numerous web sites, including Steve Jobs News Watch and pixartalk.com.

Astronomer Greg Laughlin was quoted in a story about extrasolar planets on the Nature blog "The Great Beyond."

The Santa Cruz Sentinel published an extensive advance of UCSC's third annual Founders Day gala dinner, profiling each of the five awardees: Ed Catmull, Patricia and Rowland Rebele, John R. Rickford, and Daniel Friedman.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel profiled artist and alumna Susan Else, who earned a degree in literature and American studies at UCSC, and is now a "fabric sculptor," working with textiles, weaving and quilting.

The Santa Cruz Good Times reported on news that Shakespeare Santa Cruz would continue in 2010 with its 29th season, and also announced the third annual Founders Day dinner, noting that the UCSC event "honors those who are advancing our community in the most positive of directions."

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