UCSC in the News

Julie Guthman of community studies was tapped by the New York Times to contribute to the paper's online "Room for Debate: A Running Commentary on the News" feature. Guthman's piece, "Poor People Get the Dregs," was a response to the news that the government's food stamp program is reaching record numbers of needy people.

During a recent trip to India to deliver a lecture at the Madras School of Economics, Nirvikar Singh was interviewed by Tehelka and Businessworld, a weekly business magazine in India. In addition, video clips of an interview he conducted with Business Line are available on youtube.

Ocean scientist Raphael Kudela was quoted in a Seattle Times article about mysterious algal blooms that have killed seabirds off the Northwest coast.

The Associated Press quoted Jewish Studies program co-director and professor of literature/history Nathaniel Deutsch in an article about the struggle of Mandean refugees from Iraq to preserve their culture in the United States.

The San Francisco Chronicle and UPI ran stories about research on learning and memory led by biologist Yi Zuo.

Physicist Anthony Aguirre was interviewed by the BBC for a science documentary on infinity.

Glenn Stewart, coordinator of the Predatory Bird Research Group, was featured in coverage by the San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times, and KCBS Radio of the installation of a new nest box for peregrine falcons at San Jose City Hall.

Physicist David Smith was quoted in stories in U.S. News & World Report, MSNBC.com, Science Daily, Live Science, Softpedia, and ScienceAGoGo about radiation generated by lightning.

Shakespeare Santa Cruz development director Ann Gibb was interviewed by American Theater for a story about how to launch an emergency fundraising campaign for theater companies experiencing financial difficulties due to the economy. And the Santa Cruz Sentinel featured a story announcing the lineup of the 2010 Shakespeare Santa Cruz season.

History professor Dana Frank was interviewed by WPKN Radio (Bridgeport, Connecticut) about the political situation in Honduras.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported that a team of UC Santa Cruz philosophy students won first place at the recent California Regional Ethics Bowl Tournament, qualifying them to compete in the National Ethics competition in Ohio.

Senior Dani Molina and junior Albert McCauley were quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel article about Veterans Education Team Support (VETS), UCSC's program for veterans returning to higher education.

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