UCSC in the News

News that the library is officially looking for a professional archivist to manage the Grateful Dead Archive has been receiving considerable national attention: It was the lead story on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and was also covered by the New York Times, National Public Radio's "All Things Considered," San Francisco Chronicle, ABC News, Toronto Star, National Post (Toronto), and KPIX-TV. Many of these stories, including a lengthy piece in AOL's Daily Finance, featured quotes from the library's head of Special Collections Christine Bunting.

Economist Lori Kletzer was quoted in a New York Times article about data-collection problems that distort the government's assessment of the nation's economic vigor in ways that overstate growth and productivity. Kletzer, a labor economist with expertise on outsourcing of jobs, attended a first-of-its-kind gathering of academics and government officials eager to produce a more accurate statistical picture. Kletzer was also quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel article about UCSC pay levels. The story also appeared in the Monterey Herald. . . . . Also in economics, Michael Hutchison provided context for the Santa Cruz Sentinel in a story about the impact of federal stimulus dollars on the local economy.

Media coverage of anthropologist Nate Dominy's latest work on the man-eating lions of Tsavo reached an even broader international audience as The Australian, New Zealand Herald, and Winnipeg Free Press picked up the story. Closer to home, the Virginian-Pilot, Prince George Citizen, and Press Association's Mediapoint Wire also covered the news.

Additional coverage of biomolecular engineer David Haussler's genome sequencing project included the Contra Costa Times, Monterey County Herald, Asian News International, Canberra Times, Hindustan Times, Life Science Weekly, and Danish Broadcasting Corporation. In addition, Haussler was quoted in a Science News story about the sequencing of the horse genome.

Research on marine reserves by biologist Pete Raimondi and his colleagues was covered in the San Jose Mercury News, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Portland Oregonian, and Science Daily.

Glaciologist Slawek Tulaczyk's research in Antarctica was the focus of a story in Science News for Kids that won a top science writing award, the 2009 AAAS-Kavli Science Journalism Award, children's journalism division.

Astrophysicist Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz was quoted in a Scientific American news story about a new type of supernova explosion.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel published an extensive feature about emeritus professor of literature and art history Harry Berger Jr. on the front page of the paper's Lifestyle section.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a story about alumna Reyna Grande ('99 creative writing/ film and video) and Dancing with Butterflies, her second novel about the difficulties and joys of the immigrant experience.

Biologist Daniel Costa was interviewed on KTVU TV News for a story about dolphin attacks on porpoises.

Bill Domhoff penned a letter to the editors of American Prospect in which he critiqued the magazine's review of a new book about power.

Environmental toxicologist Myra Finkelstein was interviewed on a KSCO Radio program focusing on plastics in the oceans and the great Pacific garbage patch.

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