UCSC in the News

The Cancer Genomics Hub established by biomolecular engineer David Haussler and his team as a tool for advancing cancer research received widespread coverage, including stories from Science, Nature, San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley Business Journal, Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times, Pasadena Star-News, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Monterey County Herald, Marin Independent-Journal, Inside Bay Area, SiliconValley.com, Santa Cruz Good Times, BioSpace, GenomeWeb, Bio-IT World, MedicalXpress, KTVU, and KGO Radio.

Earth scientist Matthew Clapham was featured in a New York Times article about his research on the great Permian extinction, which he suspects was triggered by a massive episode of volcanic eruptions. 

CNN Money quoted economics professor Rob Fairlie in an article on a rise in entrepreneurship among immigrants.

The New York Times LENS blog featured Film and Digital media student Rian Dundon’s thesis photo project on China, titled "Changsha."

The San Jose Mercury News and Santa Cruz Sentinel published a story about Humanities lecturer Gary Young, who was named 2012 Artist of the Year by the Santa Cruz County Arts Commission.

An India-West story reported that UCSC’s Satyajit Ray Film & Study Center marked the 150th anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore with a film screening and appearance by noted Indian actress and director Aparna Sen.

The Long Beach Press Telegram sought anthropology professor Lisa Rofel for comment in an article on a gay Chinese paper-cutting artist whose gay-themed works are being shown for the first time.

Computer scientist Jim Whitehead was interviewed in a story about the computer game industry on Sacramento area Fox affiliate KTXL-TV

UCSC student Tamer Saideh was interviewed for a San Francisco Chronicle article about how poetry allows young people to articulate what’s on their mind.

Biologist Terrie Williams was featured in television coverage of her research on endangered monk seals on Bay Area station KTVU and local station KSBW.

The robotic surgery system developed by engineer Jacob Rosen was part of a story on robotic surgery from Bay Area ABC affiliate KGO-TV.

The San Jose Mercury News “School Scene” noted that assistant professor of film and digital media John Jota Leaños had been awarded a 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship for the creative arts.

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