UCSC in the News

Expert testimony by psychology professor Craig Haney at a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing on solitary confinement was covered by NPR, the Los Angeles Times, Boston Herald, Kansas City Star, Charlotte Observer, and Miami Herald,  and Mother Jones magazine.  The Santa Cruz Sentinel and San Jose Mercury News also carried stories about it.

Geologist Gary Griggs was quoted in widespread news coverage of a report on projected sea-level rise for the west coast, including stories from the Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Boston Herald, and KGO Radio.

A study by UCSC environmental studies Ph.D. Taal Levi that links an increase in Lyme disease to a decrease in red foxes attracted widespread media attention including the New York Times Green blog, Science magazine, Discovery News, Live Science, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, a Scientific American podcast, International Science Times and the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

Sacramento Bee columnist Dan Morain featured UC Santa Cruz and Cowell College in a column on commencements at three universities and the students graduating from them.

UCSC music professor and prominent ethnomusicologist Fredric Lieberman, was cited in Classical Voice about the origins of ethnomusicology.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel featured a story on the ninth annual Mandolin Symposium at UCSC, led by mandolin masters David Grisman and Mike Marshall, which draws world-class players and an international crowd to the campus each year.

The Santa Cruz Good Times profiled up-and-coming comedian Nathan Habib, a UCSC alumnus who graduated last week. The Santa Cruz Sentinel also ran a story about a diverse showcase of stand-up comedy that featured Habib in Santa Cruz. 

Economics professor Nirvikar Singh wrote about the Bruce Initiative on Rethinking Capitalism at UCSC in his regular biweekly column in the Financial Express, an Indian publication.

Astronomer Jonathan Fortney was quoted in a story about amateur astronomers helping discover new planets from Inside Science News Service and Pacific Free Press.