UCSC in the News

History professor Dana Frank contributed an article to The Nation about the government’s response to nearly 60,000 schoolteachers in Honduras who went on strike to protest the privatization of the public school system. She also did radio interviews about Honduras for KBOO Portland, WRFG Atlanta, WMNF Tampa, KGNU Colorado, KPFA, and the nationally syndicated Free Speech Radio News.

The New York Times included Shakespeare Santa Cruz’s 30th anniversary season in an article about upcoming summer theater across the country.  SSC was also included in the San Francisco Chronicle’s roundup of Shakespeare festivals this summer.

New Scientist magazine ran a story about a method proposed by marine scientist Greg Rau to counteract the acidification of the oceans caused by the rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide.

Biologist Sara Maxwell was quoted in stories from UPI and RedOrbit about her research on olive ridley sea turtles that nest on the coast of Central Africa.

The St. Petersburg Times quoted sociology professor Dane Archer in an article speculating on the body language of President Obama and his national security team in the widely circulated photograph distributed by the White House after the mission that killed Osama bin Laden.

Astronomer Steve Vogt was featured in a profile called "The Life of a Planet Hunter" on KNTV (NBC 11) and NBCBayArea.com.

Astronomer Greg Laughlin was quoted in a story about the Kepler project and the search for new planets in the San Jose Mercury News and Contra Costa Times.

The Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal and Santa Cruz Sentinel ran stories about the newly established Center for Entrepreneurship with quotes from director Dan Heller and engineering dean Art Ramirez.

Electrical engineer Michael Isaacson was quoted in a story about the UCSC Center for Sustainable Energy and Power Systems in the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal.

PhysOrg.com ran a story about physicist Hartmut Sadrozinski's work on proton computed tomography to guide proton therapy for cancer.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel featured a story on history junior Andrew Whitman, who won a $10,000 grant from the Strauss Foundation to create a seed library to catalog the Central Coast's plant diversity (http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/ci_18028996).

The Santa Cruz Sentinel also ran an article about a lecture by Ann Morhauser of the fine art glass company Annieglass, as part of the Arts Division’s new "Creativity and Innovation" lecture series.

The Sentinel published a feature on Forrest Cook, a graduate of the CASFS apprenticeship program at the UCSC Farm. Cook is the manager of the Homeless Garden Project.

Read past news coverage roundups.