UCSC in the News

The San Francisco Chronicle and NPR gave rave reviews to literature professor Karen Tei Yamashita's new novel I Hotel.

The Chronicle also ran a feature story about the Arboretum, with quotes from education director Stephen McCabe.

In an article over a controversy about Spanish being spoken in class at Kaplan College in Chula Vista, Calif., the Chronicle of Higher Education interviewed Leticia Maldonado, college program coordinator for College Nine and 10. Maldonado intervened at the request of her nephew, who was reprimanded for speaking Spanish during a break in class. The college's president lost his job over the incident.

History professor Gail Hershatter was quoted in a Boston Globe story about the late Hsiao Li Lindsay, author of Bold Plum: With the Guerrillas in China's War Against Japan.

Biologist Bernie Tershy was quoted in a Smithsonian magazine article about the comeback of puffin populations on the coast of Maine.

An Associated Press story about the creation of a so-called "artificial cell" included comments from biochemist David Deamer.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel:

  • featured a story about student Nick Vasalo, UCSC's first music doctoral candidate to win the $21,000 President's Dissertation Year Fellowship, also quoting his advisor, music professor David Evan Jones.

  • ran a feature about the UCSC Library's Regional History Project oral history series and new web site on Central Coast sustainable agriculture and organic farming.

  • reported that 12 art students were awarded William Hyde and Susan Benteen Irwin Scholarships for excellence in the arts.

  • ran a story about music students Chris Crawford and Jesse Avshalomov, who took first place in UCSC's second annual Business Plan Competition for A Cappella Records, their online digital record company.

  • profiled singer-songwriter and American Studies alumna Emily Jane White (as did the the San Jose Mercury News).

  • covered the UCSC Business Plan competition (as did the Good Times).

  • interviewed several key figures in the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems for an article about UCSC's Regional Oral History project on the history of organic agriculture on the Central Coast.

Professor Jonathan Fox was interviewed live on a San Jose Spanish language radio show, "Celina al Medio Dia" about a San Jose report on immigrant civic engagement.