UCSC in the News

A study of global lizard extinctions led by biologist Barry Sinervo received global media attention, including radio coverage on National Public Radio's All Things Considered and Science Friday, Public Radio International's The World, BBC radio, ABC radio (Australia), CBC radio (Canada), German public radio (Deutschlandfunk), and National Geographic Weekend; and stories in Time, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Columbus Dispatch, Salt Lake Tribune, Deseret News, AP, UPI, Reuters, Agence France Presse, Xinhua; U.K. papers the Guardian, Telegraph, Independent, and Scotsman; Sidney Morning Herald, Calcutta Telegraph, Science, Nature, The Scientist, New Scientist, Science News, Australian Geographic, Discovery News, Science Now, National Geographic News, BBC News, ABC News, CBS News, MSNBC, LiveScience, Mongabay, Yahoo News, and PhysOrg; KGO TV interviewed graduate student Elizabeth Bastiaans for a story on the study; and Sinervo was interviewed by newspaper reporters from Sweden, France, India, Brazil, Mexico, and many other countries.

Computational biologist Richard Green was interviewed on NPR's On Point about his work on the Neanderthal genome.

Hydrologist Andrew Fisher was interviewed on KUSP radio about his research on groundwater recharge in the Pajaro Valley.

An article on "cryptic species" in the San Jose Mercury News included quotes from biologists Giacomo Bernardi and John Thompson.

Coastal geologist Gary Griggs was quoted in a Discovery News story about efforts to protect the Gulf Coast from the oil spill using coastal engineering and artificial islands.

Australia's Sunshine Coast newspaper described the Grateful Dead Archive with a link to the UCSC web site in a story about the recent wave of publicity about the band and its historical impact.

The Santa Cruz Good Times blog ran a review about the opening of the new Digital Arts and Research Center titled "A Light in the DARC: UCSC's Digital Arts Research Center Off to a Great Start."

The Literary Review section of the Australian featured a review by novelist Jay Parini of a new book by humanities lecturer William Nickell, titled The Death of Tolstoy: Russia on the Eve, Astapovo Station, 1910.

SFGate noted the Digital Arts and New Media MFA exhibition, "Things That Are Possible" in "State of the Artists," an article about master of fine arts exhibitions at schools around the Bay Area, linking to UCSC's web site.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel:

  • Quoted theater arts chair David Cuthbert in an announcement reporting that he and theater arts professor Danny Scheie received 2009 Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards.

  • Announced that professor emeritus of literature Harry Berger Jr. was honored with the 2010 Constantine Panunzio Distinguished Emeriti Award, the top award honoring emeriti professors in the University of California system.

  • Interviewed theater arts professor Danny Scheie for an article about the upcoming UCSC production of the rock musical Hair, which he is directing.

  • Ran a story about "Labor & Immigration: Past & Present," the 36th annual conference of the Southwest Labor Studies Association, that was presented on campus by the Humanities Division's Center for Labor Studies.