UCSC in the News

The Scientific American "Incubator" blog ran a Q&A with Nadia Drake, a recent graduate of the Science Communication Program and astronomy reporter for Science News.

Research by biologist Yi Zuo on how the brain is rewired during the learning of new motor tasks was featured in an article from Scientific American and Huffington Post.

A front page story about elephant seals in the San Francisco Chronicle included quotes from biologists Patrick Robinson and Dan Costa.

The San Jose Mercury News and the Santa Cruz Sentinel featured stories about assistant Film and Digital Media professor John Jota Leaños, who received a 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship.

Britain’s The Guardian reported that novelist Jane Smiley alerted them to a new website set up by the Dickens Project, based at UC Santa Cruz.

The Arizona Daily Star wrote about the first Gabriel Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship being awarded to senior Yethzéll Díaz.

Economist Rob Fairlie was widely quoted after publication of the Kaufmann Report on entrepreneurship for which is the principal author.

The International Business News Times quoted psychology professor Craig Haney in an article on capital punishment. A report Haney published in 2003 was referenced and quoted from in a Nation article entitled Why Are Prisoners Committing Suicide in Pennsylvania?

The Santa Cruz Sentinel noted that Chancellor Blumenthal would speak at a UC-wide public event hosted by UCSC’s Humanities Division at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.

The Santa Cruz Weekly featured a story about art student Louise Leong, who designed the label for a custom-bottled Banana Slug roussanne white wine, created by alumnus Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyards, that will benefit Arts Division student scholarships.

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