UCSC in the News

Astronomers Daniel Fabrycky and Douglas Lin were quoted in coverage of the discovery of a planetary system similar to our solar system, including stories from Time, Christian Science Monitor, CBS News, Huffington Post, Mashable, MSNBC, Space.com, Discover, Science Daily, io9, and UPI.

USA Today Weekend quoted psychology professor Marcia Millman in an article on sisters pegged to national sisters day August 5.

National Public Radio picked up history professor Dana Frank’s recent cover story from The Nation about the impact of the military coup and the U.S. drug war in Honduras.

Joshua Aizenman was quoted in a Los Angeles Times column about inflation and the economy.

Biologist Terrie Williams was featured in stories about her new book on Hawaiian monk seals in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Santa Cruz Sentinel, San Jose Mercury News, and Monterey County Herald.

The Associated Press quoted Rosa-Linda Fregoso, professor of Latin American and Latino studies, in an article about a new film version of the Lone Ranger and controversy over the character "Tonto."

The Sacramento Bee quoted biologist Donald Croll in a story about blue whales feeding along the northern California coast.

Research by ocean scientist Adina Paytan on the links between plate tectonics, seawater chemistry, and climate change was covered by UPI, Environmental Research Web, Astrobiology, and Futurity.

Astronomer Stefano Profumo was quoted in a Science story about gamma rays from the center of our galaxy.

Bloomberg Surveillance, a radio program and podcast on Bloomberg.com, featured economics professor Michael Dooley talking about the economic crisis in Europe and the prospects for a sustained recovery in the U.S. (He says the U.S. is "almost there for a more normal recovery.")

Rave reviews for Shakespeare Santa Cruz's 2012 season opening ran in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, San Jose Mercury News, Santa Cruz Weekly, and Good Times.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel published an obituary for professor emeritus M. Brewster Smith who died at 93.

The Associated Press, San Diego Union-Tribune, and USA Today quoted Daniel Hirsch, a lecturer in nuclear policy at UCSC, criticizing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission after it certified that Southern California Edison provided ample information about its San Onofre nuclear power plant.

A report that most of New Mexico's 97 police and sheriff's departments do not comply with a state law that prohibits racial profiling was written about in several New Mexico newspapers. The report, "Biased-based Policing at a Glance," was written by Aimee Villarreal, a UCSC doctoral candidate. Papers in Farmington, Las Cruces, Ruidoso carried the story. The Associated Press also wrote about it.

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