UCSC in the News

Psychology professor Craig Haney played an instrumental role in a Washington Post editorial calling for the abolition of long-term solitary confinement. Haney, an expert in the psychological effects of incarceration, fielded a call from an editorial board writer at the paper, discussed the issue at length, and provided additional background in the week before the editorial appeared.

Biologist Yi Zuo's research on learning and memory was covered in Nature, Science Daily, Medical News Today, Medilexicon, Softpedia, Asian News International, Hindustan Times, and Indo-Asian News Service.

Economist Rob Fairlie was interviewed by the Washington Post about his research on the effects of technology in education. In addition, Fairlie was featured in a Crain's Chicago Business article about the impact of the recession on minority-owned businesses.

Research on fisheries in the Gulf of California by biologists Peter Raimondi and Richard Cudney-Bueno was featured in Miller-McCune magazine, and Cudney-Bueno was interviewed by Univision Puerto Rico.

Seismologist Emily Brodsky was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article about a winery that straddles the San Andreas fault.

Astronomers Juerg Diemand and Tesla Jeltema were quoted in a New Scientist article about dark matter and star formation in the Milky Way.

The Huffington Post published an op-ed by history professor Dana Frank about how a fair election is not possible in Honduras under the leadership of the military coup that has been in place.

Economist Lori Kletzers work on the offshoring of American jobs was mentioned on CEO Wire.

The San Francisco Chronicle published an op-ed about obesity by Julie Guthman of community studies. Guthman, who is writing a book about obesity, asserts that environmental toxins may play a role in making people fat.

Economist Ricard Gil's latest research on the pricing of movie snacks was picked up by Marketing.

The New Yorker magazine published a piece by alumnus William Finnegan on the coup in Honduras.

Stories in Scientific American and Sky & Telescope about a new supernova discovery included quotes from astrophysicist Stan Woosley.

Assistant theater arts professor Patty Gallagher was quoted in a San Jose Mercury News article about Cirque du Soleil.

Bruce Bridgeman of psychology was quoted in a Science article, providing context for new research that reveals that downhill slopes appear less steep the closer you get to the drop-off. Bridgeman, who specializes in perception, was surprised by the findings because they contradict the "danger hypothesis."

Psychology's Dominic Massaro was featured in a Santa Cruz Sentinel story pegged to the release of his new iPhone app.

Biologist Kerstin Wasson was quoted in a story about invasive species in the Salinas Californian.

Daniel Press of environmental studies was interviewed by the Santa Cruz Sentinel about President Obama's supporters' reactions to his plans to ramp up the war in Afghanistan. The story also appeared in the Contra Costa Times.

Biologist Walter Heady was quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel story about an invasive snail spreading in the San Lorenzo River.

The Marin Independent Journal noted that a new book by former Rolling Stone writer/editor Ben Fong Torres, The Grateful Dead Scrapbook (published by Chronicle Books), is a collection of memorabilia, culled from the UCSC Grateful Dead Archive.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel and Weekend Santa Cruz continued the rave reviews for Mixed Nutz! The Nutcracker ReMixed," a holiday show presented by Tandy Beal & Company and the UCSC Theater Arts Department.

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