UCSC in the News

The Los Angeles Times featured a story on the opening of the first large-scale exhibition of materials from the Grateful Dead Archive at the New-York Historical Society. Stories also ran on the front page of the Santa Cruz Sentinel and in the San Jose Mercury News, Monterey Herald, New York Post, Canada's Leader-Post, Huffington Post, RollingStone.com, New York City's TV news channel-NY1, ArtsJournal, and popmatters.com.

Canada's largest-circulation national newspaper, the Globe and Mail, wrote about The Atlantic's piece on the Grateful Dead Archive in its "Weekly Roundup of the Best Magazine Reads."

Stories about funding for projects involving biologists Mark Carr and Peter Raimondi to monitor marine protected areas on the north central coast ran in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, San Jose Mercury News, and Contra Costa Times.

Raimondi was also quoted in a Los Angeles Times article about the impact on sea life of power plants that use seawater for cooling.

Biologist Daniel Costa was quoted in a BBC News story about the influence of whaling on carbon in the atmosphere.

Mexico City newspaper El Universal quoted Latin American and Latino Studies professor Jonathan Fox in a series of investigative reports on farm subsidies.

Slate magazine's "Explainer" column tapped two UCSC experts recently: seismologist Thorne Lay weighed in on the question of whether the Haiti and Chile earthquakes are related, and anthropology graduate student Justin Yeakel addressed whether predators can develop a "taste for human blood."

Glenn Stewart, coordinator of the Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group, was quoted in a San Jose Mercury News story about the peregrine falcons nesting on San Jose City Hall.

The San Jose Mercury News and Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a story about how the international reputation of UCSC's innovative computer game design program is attracting top students and faculty.

Coastal geologist Gary Griggs was quoted in articles about the tsunami risk from the Chile earthquake in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times, Monterey County Herald, and San Luis Obispo Tribune.

Biologist Barry Sinervo was interviewed on public radio station KUSP's "7th Avenue Project."

Politics Professor Daniel Wirls was quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel article on education protests and the underlying gridlock in the state budget crisis.

Also in the Sentinel, a graduate of the apprenticeship program at the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems was featured in an article on a program that matches landowners with young farmers.

Literature professor John Jordan, director of the Dickens Project at UCSC, contributed a critical essay titled "The Ghost in Bleak House" to the Dickens Quarterly journal.