UCSC in the News

Biologist Patrick Robinson was quoted in a story about humpback whale migrations on NPR's All Things Considered.

Ocean scientist Raphael Kudela was featured in a story about toxic algae that aired on KQED radio as part of the station's multimedia series Quest.

Earth scientist James Zachos and former graduate student Gabriel Bowen were quoted in a Science Daily story about their research on an ancient period of extreme global warming.

Coverage of the symposium on "Inventing the Future of Games" included stories in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, Venture Beat, Inside Social Games, and five symposium-related stories on the popular game news site Gamasutra.

Anthropology professor Olga Nájera-Ramírez's film "Mexican Folkloric Dance: Rafael Zamarripa¹s Artistic Trademark" will be featured on University of California Television (UCTV) during May.

New Scientist magazine published an article by Science Communication Program student Nadia Drake on wildlife ecologist Chris Wilmers' work tracking mountain lions in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Sociology professor Hiroshi Fukurai was interviewed on the Apex Express show on Berkeley radio station KPFA about Japan's March 11 earthquake and tsunami, “nuclear gypsies,” and the Tokyo Electric Company’s questionable labor practices. 

The Santa Cruz Sentinel covered a talk by Daniel Hirsch, a lecturer in nuclear policy. The article was reprinted in the Mercury News.

Electrical engineer Michael Isaacson was quoted in a story about the Center for Sustainable Energy and Power Systems in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, San Jose Mercury News, and Silicon Valley.com.

The Santa Cruz Weekly ran an excerpt and a story about the new book on cosmology by physicist Joel Primack and his wife, Nancy Abrams.

Astrobio.net ran a story about research on Saturn's moon Titan by Ashley Gilliam, an undergraduate doing a planetary science internship at NASA Ames Research Center.

History of Consciousness emeritus professor James Clifford and James Zachos, professor of earth and planetary sciences, were quoted in San Jose Mercury News and Santa Cruz Sentinel articles about their selection as new members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, along with physics professor Thomas Banks.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel featured an article about music professor Linda Burman-Hall and her recent work as an ethnomusicologist, drawing a parallel between endangered species in Indonesia with endangered musical instruments throughout history.

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