UCSC in the News

Research by planetary scientist Erik Asphaug was featured in a Nature news story about the Dawn spacecraft's investigation of the asteroid Vesta.

The National Post in Canada wrote about a study professor of economics Joshua Aizenman conducted with a Canadian colleague on fiscal stimulus packages instituted after the 2008 financial crisis.

The Washington Post published a blog post by Elfrieda H. Hiebert, a research associate in education. The post, "Are 21st century 5-year-olds cognitively ready to read?", appeared in the blog, The Answer Sheet.

The Austin American-Statesman wrote about environmental studies researcher Winifred Frick's fieldwork with bats in Texas.

The Chronicle of Higher Education quoted Frick in an article on her mentor Thomas Kunz of Boston University.

An article in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs by sociology professor Craig Reinarman reported the findings of a study of 1,746 medical marijuana patients to determine the most common ailments for which treatment was sought. The article and its findings were noted in Reason magazine and later picked up in a blog, Crime and Consequences, by the conservative Criminal Justice Legal Foundation, under the headline "The Total Grooviness of 'Medical' Marijuana."

The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a story about the new book by William Doyle on the early history of the UCSC campus.

The Sacramento Bee interviewed biologists James Estes and Michael Soulé for a story about their research on how ecosystems are affected by the loss of top predators.

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