UCSC in the News

Chemistry professor Pradip Mascharak was featured in coverage of his lab's development of a photoactive compound for fighting infections, including stories from the Santa Cruz Sentinel, San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times, Monterey County Herald, Drug Discovery & Development, Medical News Today, Bioscience Technology, MedPage Today, Infection Control Today, Science Daily, and PhysOrg.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a front page story about the corporate-sponsored senior design projects presented by engineering students, with quotes from engineering dean Art Ramirez, and the story was also picked up by the San Jose Mercury News and First Bell, a publication of the American Society for Engineering Education.

The Santa Barbara Independent and the NonProfit Quarterly featured stories about Santa Barbara philanthropist Scott Brittingham’s $500,000 gift to help UCSC finish and fully equip Dead Central, the Grateful Dead Archive’s exhibition space, Relix magazine featured a story about a major exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland that features a significant number of items on loan from UCSC’s Grateful Dead Archive.

An opinion piece in the New York Daily News about solitary confinement quoted research by psychology professor Craig Haney.

Sociology professor Craig Reinarman wrote an opinion piece titled "We cannot incarcerate our way out of drug problems" published in theSanta Cruz Sentinel.

The Sentinel ran two stories about the UCSC Theater Arts Dept. production of the play “I Dream of Chang and Eng,” written by UCSC alumnus, and now Berkeley faculty member, Philip Kan Gotanda.

Glenn Stewart, director of the UCSC Predatory Bird Research Group, was quoted in a Eureka Times Standard article on grants to wildlife conservation groups.

The San Jose Mercury News quoted Stewart in its article on the first flights by peregrine falcons born in a nest at San Jose City Hall.

The Associated Press quoted lecturer Daniel Hirsch in an article on failed cooling tubes a the San Onofre nuclear plant.

The Dallas Morning News talked to economics professor Rob Fairlie for an article on unemployed people who start their own businesses.

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