UCSC in the News

International media coverage of planetary scientist Erik Asphaug's theory that a smaller companion moon collided with the moon early in Earth's history included stories from National Public Radio's Morning Edition and Science Friday, BBC Radio, ABC Radio (Australia), Voice of America, AP Radio, Coast to Coast (syndicated AM radio show), and KION TV; Time, New Scientist, Nature, Science, Economist, USA Today, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Baltimore Sun, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Guardian, Daily Mail, Telegraph, Independent, Montreal Gazette, Toronto Star, Australian, Sydney Morning Herald, Der Spiegel, Associated Press, UPI, Agence France Presse, CBC News (Canada), MSNBC, BBC News, Scientific American, National Geographic News, Discovery News, Astronomy Now, Physics World, Daily Beast, Gizmodo, Ars Technica, Popular Science, and Space.com. The AP story ran on front pages across the country, from Las Vegas to Buffalo.

A short story by Kresge College lecturer and UC Santa Cruz literature alumna Elizabeth McKenzie was featured in the annual Atlantic magazine’s summer fiction issue.

The Chronicle of Higher Education ran an essay on the Dickens Project at UCSC titled How the Dickens Universe Shaped my Great Expectations.

Shakespeare Santa Cruz received rave reviews for its productions of The Comedy of Errors and The Three Musketeers in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, San Jose Mercury News, Good Times, and Santa Cruz Weekly.

The development of adaptive optics for microscopes by UCSC researchers was covered by the Santa Cruz Sentinel, Santa Cruz Patch, Popular Science, BioSpace, Laser Focus World, Lab Manager, PhysOrg, and OptoIQ.

Research on high-temperature superconductors by physicists Sriram Shastry and Gey-Hong Gweon was covered by Science Daily, Nanotechnology Now, R&D Magazine, RedOrbit, and Science Blog.

Biologist Daniel Costa was quoted in stories about elephant seals in the San Luis Obispo Tribune, U.S. News and World Report, and Inside Science News Service.

Environmental toxicologist Myra Finkelstein was quoted in a Honolulu Star-Advertiser story about efforts to clean up lead contamination on Midway Atoll.

Chemical & Engineering News ran a story about research on the prion protein by biochemist Glenn Millhauser's group.

Nanopore research led by computer engineer William Dunbar was covered in Electronics Letters.

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