UCSC in the News

Astronomer Steven Vogt was quoted in widespread coverage of the discovery of a potentially habitable planet, including stories in Time, Science News, UPI, NBC Bay Area, MSNBC, Fox News, Astronomy Now, Universe Today, io9, Huffington Post, SlashGear, Global Post, Daily Mail, Register, Economic Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Marin Independent Journal, Orange County Register, Sydney Morning Herald, Space.com, Space Daily, RedOrbit, and PhysOrg.

A New York Times article about SETI and the Allen Telescope Array included quotes from astronomer Frank Drake.

Earth scientist Andrew Fisher is featured in a Science News article about organisms that live deep beneath the seafloor.

Last week’s op-ed in the New York Times by history professor Dana Frank titled In Honduras, A Mess Made in the U.S. drew letters to the Times' opinion page from both the current and former U.S. ambassadors to Honduras. The op-ed was also picked up by El Tiempo, a major daily paper in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, and the International Herald Tribune. In the past week, Frank was also interviewed about the political and human rights situation in Honduras by BBC World News, the Associated Press, TVGlobo (Honduras), and TeleSUR (Venezuela),.

BBC One TV featured clips from the Dickens Universe--UCSC’s annual summer gathering presented by the Dickens Project—on the program BBC South East Today.

A Herald News story about Paul Grushkin’s new book, Dead Letters, reported that Grushkin used UCSC’s Grateful Dead Archive to research artistic and historical fan letters for his book.

The San Jose Mercury News quoted theater arts professor Patty Gallagher in a story about whether arts organizations should allow audiences to tweet during live arts performances.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a story announcing Shakespeare Santa Cruz’s 2012 season lineup.

Washingtonian magazine published a long article in its February 2012 issue about alumna Laura Amico (Merrill, '04, anthropology) and the web site she started Homicide Watch, D.C. that chronicles every homicide in the nation's capital. Amico notes she began her interest in journalism in a UCSC class taught by Martha Mendoza, a UCSC alumna and Pulitzer Prize winner.

The Santa Cruz Weekly wrote an article in advance of the Labor Across the Food System conference.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel covered the keynote address by Frank Bardacke on the first night of the labor conference.

The Sentinel also wrote about psychology professor Catherine Cooper's latest book winning an award.

The Washington Post used an Associated Press article on possible radioactive leaks from the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant that quoted lecturer Daniel Hirsch.

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