UCSC in the News

Biologist Patrick Robinson and others in Dan Costa's elephant seal research group were featured in a segment on "The Mysterious Seal Life" on NBC Bay Area News.

Computer engineer Jacob Rosen's surgical robotics project was covered by the Economist, Atlantic, CNET, R&D Magazine, MedGadget, Medical News Today, Robotics Trends, GizMag, Kurzweil AI, Medical Daily, MedicalXpress, PhysOrg, Science Codex, Product Design & Development, and HealthCanal.

The Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune quoted history professor Dana Frank in a story about the U.S. government's decision to pull out all its Peace Corps volunteers from Honduras amid surging violence and rights abuses.

Articles about a $247,000 grant for UCSC’s growing Sikh and Punjabi studies program appeared in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, the online magazine sikchic.com, and sikhsangat.org

Campus energy manager Patrick Testoni was quoted in a front-page Santa Cruz Sentinel story about the award-winning, energy-saving lighting system in the Science & Engineering Library.

Ocean scientist Raphael Kudela was quoted in a USA Today article about the algal toxin that caused unusual bird behavior in 1961, inspiring Alfred Hitchcock's movie "The Birds."

A leading computer gaming web site Kotaku.com ran a story about Digital Arts and New Media (DANM) MFA student Rupinder Dhillon, who is working on a musical video game for the blind called Rock Vibe, slated for release in 2013.
Physicist Anthony Aguirre was featured in a two-part interview about general relativity on KUSP radio's "7th Avenue Project."

Astronomers Constance Rockosi and Judy Cheng were quoted in stories about their research on star formation in the Milky Way in Astronomy Now, EarthSky, Universe Today, and Space.com.

American Scientist magazine ran a feature article about physicist Joel Primack's cosmological simulations.

The computer game "Prom Night," developed by a student team advised by computer scientists Michael Mateas and Noah Wardrip-Fruin, was featured in the Forbes online coverage of the Indie Games Festival.

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