UCSC in the News

A New York Times article about how DDT may be affecting condors mentioned research led by environmental toxicologist Myra Finkelstein.

Environmental studies assistant professor Chris Wilmers was featured in a science program on Swedish television. The segment was on Wilmer's work on the effects of reintroducing wolves in the wilderness, and also on the effects that otters have on reducing carbon in the atmosphere.

Chris Wilmers was also quoted in a San Francisco Chronicle report on mountain lions that stray into populated urban areas.

Botanist Jarmila Pitterman was quoted in a story about albino redwoods in the San Jose Mercury News, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Monterey County Herald, Contra Costa Times, Miami Herald, and NBCBayArea.com, and she was interviewed by CBC Radio (Canada). 

Physicist Steven Ritz was quoted in a Science News article about gamma-rays from the core of our galaxy that may be a signal of dark matter.

Biomolecular engineer David Haussler's work on the Genome 10K Project was covered by KUSP radio, the Santa Cruz Sentinel, San Jose Mercury News, theAustralian, PhysOrg, Medical News Today, MediLexicon, and BioSpace.

Biologist Karen Osborn was quoted in stories about her team's discovery of a new deep-sea worm species on MSNBC.com, Red Orbit, and Our Amazing Planet.

Marine biologist Baldo Marinovic was quoted in a San Jose Mercury News story about whales dying in collisions with ships.

Biology student Jonah Mulski was featured in a story in the Santa Cruz Weekly about a rating system for local seafood market developed by Mulski and his classmates in prof. Don Croll's conservation biology class.

The San Jose Mercury News and Santa Cruz Sentinel featured stories on 2010 history graduate Cynthia Thickpenny, winner of a prestigious Marshall Scholarship to study in Scotland.

The Sentinel also featured a story about marine mammal trainer Beau Richter's talk at the Seymour Center on dolphin research.

Santa Cruz Magazine featured profiles of literature professor and National Book Award nominee Karen Tei Yamashita; former lecturer and acclaimed novelist James Houston; alumna and prolific author Laurie R. King; and celebrated writer and longtime friend of UCSC, Jonathan Franzen.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel, Good Times, and santacruz.com gave rave reviews to Mixed Nutz!, the holiday production co-presented by Tandy Beal & Company and the UCSC Theater Arts Department.

Read past news coverage roundups.