UCSC in the News

The New York Times featured a story about a new Web site introduced by the Dickens Project, noting that this year’s annual summer Dickens Universe gathering at UCSC is now sold out for the first time in the event’s history.

Stories about the Kepler Explorer app, which was developed by a UCSC team and provides interactive displays of the distant planetary systems discovered by NASA's Kepler mission, ran on MSNBC.com, Space.com, UPI, TechNewsDaily, LiveScience, PhysOrg, SpaceRef, and Astrobiology News.

Peregrine falcon chicks on a San Francisco high-rise continued to draw attention for a second week to the UCSC Predatory Bird Research Group at Long Marine Lab. The San Francisco Chronicle weighed with an article as did SF Appeal, an online journal, the Bay City News wire service, KQED public radio, and KTVU television. A second clutch of chicks at San Jose City Hall hatched over the weekend, prompting coverage by NBC Bay Area.

The San Jose Mercury News and Santa Cruz Sentinel featured stories on how the UCSC Library’s Grateful Dead Archive has loaned nearly 100 items to a new major exhibit opening at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

The San Jose Mercury and Santa Cruz Sentinel featured stories about history professor and Jewish Studies co-director Nathaniel Deutsch and his contribution to the just published New American Haggadah, edited by Jonathan Safran Foer.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a story about the origami exhibit at the Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery at Cowell College.

The Seattle Times, Houston Chronicle, and Buffalo News ran stories about research on mercury levels in coastal fog led by environmental toxicologist Peter Weiss-Penzias.

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