UCSC in the News

Assistant politics professor Mark Massoud published an opinion piece on Sudan in the San Jose Mercury News. Massoud, who spent the summer in Africa's largest country, wrote about the expected split into two countries after the January 9 referendum.

Biomolecular engineer Richard Green was featured on NPR's Morning Edition in a year-end recap of the Neanderthal genome story. 

Politics professor Daniel Wirls was quoted in a Boston Globe article on seminars for retired senior military officers on how to land private-sector jobs. "The revolving door may no longer be the most apt metaphor," Wirls said. "It's more like a military-industrial complex blender."

Psychology lecturer Don Saposnek discussed Talking to Your Children About Divorce on Communication 360, an Internet talk radio station in Florida.

Jonathan Fox, a professor of Latin American and Latino studies, was quoted in the Monterey Herald about Rufino Dominguez Santos, who was appointed to a cabinet post by the governor of Oaxaca, Mexico. Dominguez Santos previously served as executive director of the Binational Center for the Development of the Indigenous Communities in Fresno.

The San Francisco Chronicle quoted social science professor Bob Meister in an article on 36 UC executives making more than $245,000 a year who want the UC to boost their pensions.  Meister is against the plan.

New findings on blood stem cells by biomolecular engineer Camilla Forsberg were reported in Medical News Today, MediLexicon, MedPage Today, Daily Tech, Health Jockey, MedIndia, Next Big Future, and Investor's Business Daily.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a profile of astronomer Steve Vogt as part of the "2010 Newsmakers" series.

Physicist David Smith was quoted in an article about terrestrial gamma-ray flashes in Physics Today.

Ocean scientist Christina Ravelo's research on the Pliocene warm period was covered in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, San Jose Mercury News, and Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Research on the Pajaro Valley aquifer by geologist Andrew Fisher and his graduate students was covered in the Watsonville Register-Pajaronian and California Farmer.

Santa Cruz Patch ran a story about undergraduate Greg Klein's project with Google engineers to send cell phones into space using weather balloons

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