UCSC in the News

Associate of the Chancellor D. Kelly Weisberg, a lawyer, sociologist and professor of law at Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, co-authored an editorial for the Bay Area News Group with Rep. Mike Honda, D-San Jose, asking Congress to reauthorize and reform a domestic violence bill.

The Economist magazine and Design News ran articles about computer engineer Jacob Rosen's work on robotic surgery systems. 

Library Journal reported that usage of UCSC’s McHenry Library has doubled since the recent renovation

Biologists James Estes and Tim Tinker were quoted in a New York Times story about California sea otters.

A San Francisco Chronicle story about "nomad planets" drifting through our galaxy without orbiting a star included quotes from astronomer Steve Vogt.

Biomolecular engineer David Deamer was quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel story about the UCSC nanopore group's contributions to development of a new DNA sequencing device.

Botanist Stephen McCabe was quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel story about Hummingbird Days at the Arboretum.

Astronomer Greg Laughlin was featured in a Space.com story about leap year.

Biologist Jennifer O'Leary was quoted in stories about her research on coral reefs from Wildlife News, Science Daily, Science Codex, and OnEarth Magazine.

Biologist Glenn Stewart was quoted in a San Jose Mercury News story about the peregrine falcons nesting on San Jose City Hall.

The San Francisco Chronicle quoted mountain lion expert Chris Wilmers, assistant professor of environmental studies, in an article about the California Fish and Game Commission president who shot, killed, and claims to have eaten a mountain lion in Idaho.

The San Francisco Chronicle interviewed sociology professor Craig Reinarman for an article on the U.S. Justice Department's policy on medical marijuana.

Reinarman was also interviewed by Fohla de Sao Paolo,  Brazil's leading daily, for an article on crack and poverty.

History professor Dana Frank was quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, and was interviewed by Reuters, Al-Jazeera, and Amy Goodman on Democracy Now, plus WPFA (Washington), WSKY and WKTK (Florida), El Pais Internacional, and syndicated radio show, CounterSpin, about the recent prison fires and conditions in Honduras.

Science News and the Macon Telegraph ran stories on Rock Vibe,a Rock Band-like video game for the blind, created by Digital Arts and New Media (DANM) M.F.A. graduate Rupa Dhillon.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel quoted music professor Linda Burman-Hall, artistic director of the Santa Cruz Baroque Festival, in a story about its 39th-season celebration concert that featured music lecturer Mesut Ozgen.

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