UCSC in the News

The London Times and The Guardian featured stories about music professor David Cope and a computer program he created named Emily Howell that composes classical music.

The latest op-ed by history professor Dana Frank, titled "Obama shouldn't cave in to the Far Right on Honduras," was picked up by the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, McClatchy News Service, Progressive Media, KFSM-Arkansas, and digg.com.

Evolutionary biologist John Thompson's research is featured in an article about "Ten Great Advances in Evolution" on a new evolution web site created by the PBS TV program NOVA.

The Chronicle of Higher Education published a story about history of consciousness professor Donna Haraway, exploring her work, from her 1985 essay "A Cyborg Manifesto" to her 2007 book When Species Meet.

Ocean scientist Raphael Kudela was interviewed for stories in the Portland Oregonian and on Oregon Public Radio about an algal bloom causing seabird deaths on the Northwest coast.

Anthony Pratkanis of psychology was featured in a Discovery Channel program about Nostradamus that aired November 1.

Astrophysicist Steve Ritz was quoted in a Nature news story about funding recommendations for future high-energy physics research projects.

Undergraduate Rebecca Wage, who is an intern this quarter at the Center for International Policy in Washington, D.C., penned an op-ed about pork-barrel spending that ran in the Fresno Bee.

An article about glaciologist Slawek Tulaczyk's research on the West Antarctic ice sheet ran in the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a story about biomolecular engineer Camilla Forsberg's research on the potential use of stem cells to treat blood disorders.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a story about UCSC's new Ph.D program in Film & Digital Media, quoting professor Warren Sack, director of graduate studies, and Larry Andrews, chair of the department.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel featured a story about Pixar president Ed Catmull's Foundation Forum address on creativity at the UCSC Music Recital Hall.

GenomeWeb ran a story about the UCSC Genome Sequencing Center, with quotes from center coordinator Elizabeth Mitchell and biomolecular engineer Nader Pourmand.

The Salinas Californian reviewed Beautiful Americans, a new book by alumna author Lucy Silag, the daughter of novelist Jane Smiley.

An article in Santa Cruz Good Times about the UCSC Arboretum featured education director Stephen McCabe.

The Good Times featured a story about alumna Reyna Grande ('99 creative writing/film and video) and her new book, Dancing With Butterflies.

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