UCSC in the News

UCSC history alumnus Cary Joji Fukunaga (1999) has been receiving media acclaim for his new feature film, Jane Eyre, including articles in the Houston Chronicle, USA Today, theNew York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Jose Mercury News, theVillage Voice, salon.com, and the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

An interview on NPR’s Talk of the Nation: Science Friday with Nicholas de Monchaux (who will appear at UCSC as part of the Arts Division’s new "Creativity & Innovation" lecture series) included a call from a listener who noted: "I love your program. I listen to it all the time and then try to inspire my son who’s in science at UC Santa Cruz."

Sociology professor Ben Crow's work in 1971 as part of a team that brought relief supplies into then-East Pakistan was honored in a Daily Sun of Dhaka, Bangladesh article on the 40th anniversary of the founding of Bangladesh.

Surfer's Journal ran a feature story about conservation work on Alaska's Rat Island led by biologists Don Croll and Bernie Tershy.

An article on the LiveScience web site on how focusing on looks can cool and even harm a relationship cited research by psychology professor Eileen Zurbriggen.

Biologist Glenn Stewart was featured in media coverage of the peregrine falcons nesting on San Jose City Hall and their successful hatching of four eggs, with stories on KTVU and KGO TV, San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times, Santa Cruz Sentinel, and Inside Bay Area.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel and the Good Times reported on the new "Creativity and Innovation" lecture series established by Arts Division dean David Yager. The Sentinel also announced that author Tobias Wolff would be kicking off the Humanities Division’s spring Living Writers Reading Series.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a story about the upcoming symposium on "Inventing the Future of Games," with quotes from Jane Pinckard, Noah Wardrip-Fruin, and Jennifer Mahal of the Center for Games & Playable Media. A game created by graduate students at the center was featured in RCR Wireless News.

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