UCSC in the News

In a lengthy feature about the suffering of those plagued by nightmares, The New Yorker quoted research professor Bill Domhoff, a leading dream researcher.

Economist Robert Fairlie was interviewed by the Christian Science Monitor for a story about the size of the nation's "shadow economy." Fairlie calls the legal production of goods and services that are not taxed "necessity business," and he says it has grown during the recession.

Physicist Michael Dine was quoted in a New Scientist magazine article about the potential for discovering evidence of supersymmetry at the Large Hadron Collider.

Astronomer Jerry Nelson was featured in a Wired News story about the Thirty-Meter Telescope based on Nelson's presentation of the annual Halliday Lecture.

The selection by University Associates-Silicon Valley of a master developer for a sustainable research and education community at NASA Research Park was covered by the Silicon Valley Business Journal, San Francisco Business Journal, Mountain View Voice, Contra Costa Times, and Santa Cruz Sentinel.

A Santa Cruz Sentinel story about the impact of federal stimulus funds in the county included quotes from climate scientist James Zachos, who received a major research grant supported by stimulus funds, and political scientist Daniel Wirls.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel and Merced Sun-Star noted social psychologist Faye Crosby's selection as the recipient of the 2009 Spendlove Prize in Social Justice, Diplomacy and Tolerance.

Literature professor John Jordan, director of the Dickens Project at UCSC, was quoted in a Scripps Howard News Service story about Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported that the UCSC library met the requirements to receive a $700,000 challenge grant from the Kresge Foundation toward the modernization and expansion of McHenry Library.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel interviewed theater arts lecturer Tandy Beal for a story about Mixed Nutz! The Nutcracker ReMixed, a holiday show that will be presented by Tandy Beal & Company and the Theater Arts Department at UCSC's Mainstage Theater.

Law & Health Weekly reported that theater arts alumna Marti Noxon is currently developing multiple projects for film and television, including Bang, starring Diane Keaton for HBO, Fright Night for Dreamworks Studios, and Box City, starring Susan Sarandon and Topher Grace, which Noxon will direct.

The Santa Cruz Good Times published a cover story about music professor David Cope and "Emily Howell," the computer program he designed to compose music.

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