UCSC in the News

News outlets and wire services around the country wrote about Congress naming a meeting room for alumnus Gabe Zimmerman, who was killed in the shooting that wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The Washington Post, Politico, the Santa Cruz Sentinel and Santa Cruz Patch wrote about it along with the Tucson Citizen, The Hill, and others.

The New York Times quoted professor of dance and theater arts department chair Mark Franko in an obituary for modern-dance choreographer Donya Feuer, citing Franko’s book ''Excursion for Miracles.''

Biologist Shawn Noren's study of how pregnancy affects a dolphin's swimming ability was covered by the New York Times, BBC News, Smithsonian, MSNBC.com, Science Now, LiveScience, RedOrbit, Science Centric, Epoch Times, and Asian News International.

The Atlantic Wire, an online supplement to the Atlantic magazine, quoted politics professor Eleanora Pasotti on branding problems faced by the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Bioinformatics expert David Haussler was quoted in a New York Times article about problems created by the deluge of genomic data from DNA sequencing projects.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel gave a rave review to "A Year with Frog and Toad," the holiday collaboration of Shakespeare Santa Cruz and the Theater Arts Department, noting the show is “a complete delight, a holiday confection that will bewitch audiences from 2 to 82 ...”

The San Francisco Chronicle and Santa Cruz Sentinel ran stories about a project led by ocean scientist Raphael Kudela to study blooms of toxic algae.

Vice chancellor for research Bruce Margon was quoted in a story about technology transfer in the San Jose Mercury News and Santa Cruz Sentinel, and was also interviewed on KCBS radio.

The Monterey County Herald ran a story about an experimental system to produce biofuel from algae developed by biomolecular engineer Jonathan Trent.

Planetary scientist Francis Nimmo was quoted in a Space Daily story about the possibility of a hidden ocean on Pluto.

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