UCSC in the News

Amid widespread coverage of a new discovery of ancient hominid fossils in South Africa, geologist Daniel Farber was quoted in stories from UPI, Santa Cruz Sentinel, LiveScience, Yahoo News, and FoxNews.com.

An article in Science about California's marine reserves included comments from marine ecologist Mark Carr.

The Baltimore Sun and Good Times Santa Cruz ran stories about astronomer Sandra Faber's research on distant galaxies using the Hubble Space Telescope.

Environmental toxicologist Peter Weiss discussed the global spread of air pollution on "The Environminute," which airs on public and commercial radio stations nationwide.

After an Italian expert warned that Europe's largest undersea volcano could collapse and send a massive tsunami toward southern Italy, UCSC geologist Steven Ward's animated simulations of this scenario were featured on Italian TV.

Gamepro.com ran a story about computer science graduate students Ben Weber and Peter Mawhorter and their work on advanced artificial intelligence for video games with associate professor of computer science Michael Mateas.

The Santa Cruz Good Times wrote about biologist Terrie Williams and her research on a rare Hawaiian monk seal at Long Marine Lab.

Santa Cruz Weekly ran a profile of astronomer Jonathan Fortney.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel featured a story on UCSC's Pacific Rim Music Festival, quoting music professor and festival artistic director Hy Kyung Kim.

The Sentinel also reported that Theater Arts faculty have received eight nominations for the 2009 Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards, quoting department chair David Cuthbert.

RTT News Global Financial Newswires, Relix, and the Contra Costa Times ran articles about the appointment of Nicholas Meriwether as McHenry Library's new archivist for the Grateful Dead Archive. The archive was also cited in a California Chronicle story.

The Californian noted that on the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, stories of organic and sustainable food pioneers in five Central Coast counties will be posted on the UCSC Library's web site.