UCSC in the News

The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported on the awarding of the inaugural Gabriel Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship and the Careers with a Conscience panel discussion that followed.

The Sentinel also wrote about the Natural History Field Quarter alumni reunion and the effort to raise a $500,000 endowment to continue the spring quarter program in years to come.

The San Francisco Chronicle ran a profile of Chronicle Books CEO Nion McEvoy on the front page of the April 22 Sunday edition, noting that he “was instrumental in establishing the Grateful Dead Archive at UC Santa Cruz, where he earned a bachelor's degree in English and is a trustee of the UC Santa Cruz Foundation.”

The National Journal quoted economics professor Rob Fairlie in an article on how access to health insurance, either from a spouse or the government, increases the likelihood of entrepreneurs to set out on their own.

Computer scientist Michael Mateas was quoted in a story about changes in the computer game industry on KQED Radio's California Report (broadcast on public radio stations throughout the state).

The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a front page story about the memorial service for Ray Collett, founding director of the UCSC Arboretum.

Geologist Gary Griggs was quoted in a story about rising sea levels in the Ventura County Star and Scripps Howard News Service.

The Santa Cruz Weekly published a feature article on the heirloom seed library started by UCSC student Andrew Whitman.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel and the Good Times ran feature stories about an innovative partnership between arts dean David Yager and alumnus Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyards, to create a custom-bottled Banana Slug Roussanne wine, with a label designed by a UCSC art student, that will benefit Arts Division student scholarships. 

A San Jose Mercury News story about a new documentary by filmmaker Steve Brown, featuring archival footage of the Grateful Dead and the Bay Area music scene of that era, described UCSC’s Grateful Dead Archive and noted that Brown has already contributed to that collection.

The San Jose Interfaith Examiner interviewed history professor Nathaniel Deutsch, co-Director of the Jewish Studies program, for a story about Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Literature professor Kirsten Silva Gruesz was quoted in a column about bilingualism and the evolution of language that ran in the Dallas Observer, Phoenix New Times, and OC Weekly.

The Watsonville Patch featured a story about UCSC emeritus professor of education and creative writing David Swanger, who in February was named the second Poet Laureate of Santa Cruz County.

Read past news coverage roundups