UCSC in the News

Astrophysicist Stan Woosley was quoted in a Nature story about new supernova discoveries. Astronomer Greg Laughlin was quoted in a separate Nature story about new planet discoveries from the Kepler mission.

Earth sciences graduate student Ken Mankoff was featured in a Wired News story about scientists adapting the Kinect videogame device to record 3-dimensional scans of glaciers and other geologic features.

A story in the Santa Cruz Good Times about efforts to recruit more women to the computer science program included quotes from undergraduate student affairs director Adrienne Harrell, computer science professor Marilynn Walker, and undergraduate Carolynn Jimenez.

The Ventura County Star ran a story about a study led by chemist Peter Weiss-Penzias that found high levels of mercury in coastal fog.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel published an op-ed by alumna Rachel Dann commemorating alumnus Gabriel Zimmerman, the congressional staffer for whom a meeting room at the U.S. Capitol was named in his honor.

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