UCSC in the News

Earth scientist and dean of physical and biological sciences Paul Koch was quoted in a New York Times article about evolutionary changes in mammals during an ancient period of global warming.

The New York Times quoted sociology professor Paul Lubeck in an article about Boko Haram, an insurgent group in northern Nigeria.

The San Jose Mercury News and Santa Cruz Sentinel published extensive stories about UCSC’s ninth annual Scholarship Benefit Dinner, interviewing UCSC alum and senior Google executive Susan Wojcicki, and highlighting the importance of student scholarships and opportunities for UCSC grads in Silicon Valley.

A column in the San Francisco Chronicle spotlighted the upcoming season of Shakespeare Santa Cruz.

Economics professor Michael Dooley was interviewed on "Bloomberg Surveillance," a program on Bloomberg radio. His comments were later published on Bloomberg News and the San Francisco Chronicle.

A New York Times blog quoted environmental studies professor Brent Haddad discussing treatment of municipal waste water.

Economist Joshua Aizenman was quoted about China's economic surplus in the Business Times of Singapore.

Biologist Yi Zuo's research on the growth of new synapses in the brain during motor learning was covered by Medical News Today, MediLexicon, Science Daily, Science Codex, Kurzweil AI, Medical Xpress, and Asian News International.

Theater arts lecturer Kirsten Brandt and associate theater arts professor Ted Warburton were interviewed on KUSP radio about The Thinning Veil, an unusual classical play produced by the Theater Arts Department in conjunction with the Digital Arts and New Media Program.

The contributions of the UCSC nanopore group, including biomolecular engineer Mark Akeson, were mentioned in media coverage of a new DNA sequencing device introduced by Oxford Nanopore Technologies, including stories in the Guardian (U.K.), Business Week, and Bio-IT Week.

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