UCSC in the News

The New York Times quoted literature lecturer William Nickell, author of The Death of Tolstoy, for an article about ambivalence toward Tolstoy in Russia.

The Washington Post ran a story about efforts to prevent whale-ship collisions, with quotes from biologist Baldo Marinovic.

The shooting death of sociology alumnus Gabriel Zimmerman in Tucson prompted many news reports that mentioned his alma mater UC Santa Cruz and the scholarship fund in his honor. The Washington Post, Arizona Republic, Tucson Citizen, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, and Santa Cruz Sentinel were among the news outlets the wrote about Zimmerman's death.

An article in the Los Angeles Times and Sacramento Bee about coping with sea level rise in California included quotes from geologist Gary Griggs.

Astronomer Steve Vogt was quoted in coverage of a new planet discovery in the San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, and Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Astronomer Connie Rockosi was quoted in stories about the Sloan Digital Sky Survey in Wired News, MSNBC.com, Astronomy magazine, Nature, Columbus Dispatch, Astronomy Now, and Space Daily.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel, San Jose Mercury News, Star Global Tribune, and Key Pharma News ran stories about research on stem cells by biomolecular engineer Camilla Forsberg.

Economics professor Rob Fairlie was interviewed by CNN Money about racial differences in unemployment in the Great Recession, and the Wall Street Journal about increasing entrepreneurship among college educated workers in the recession.

Seismologist Emily Brodsky was interviewed on KSBW TV about a series of local earthquakes.

The Chronicle of Higher Education featured literature professors Susan Gillman and Kirsten Silva Gruesz in a story about the notion of “transnationalism” and other intellectual trends in the humanities.

The San Jose Mercury News and Santa Cruz Sentinel featured stories about literature professor and National Book Award finalist Karen Yamashita and her upcoming appearances at Bookshop Santa Cruz and UCSC’s Living Writer Series.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran an article on the upcoming three-day Paul Bowles Centennial celebration at UCSC honoring the renowned writer and composer.

The Sentinel also ran an article about theater arts professor Paul Whitworth, who will deliver the annual UCSC Faculty Research Lecture.

Associate professor of history David H. Anthony was interviewed on the KPFA broadcast of "Africa Today."

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