UCSC in the News

History professor Dana Frank contributed articles to The Nation and Foreign Affairs about how violence and human rights abuses have spiked in Honduras since the 2009 coup, in some ways abetted by U.S. policy in the region. Frank was also interviewed on Radio Globo in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and quoted on Iceland’s National Broadcasting Network about Congressional criticisms of U.S. policy in Honduras.

Biomolecular engineer David Haussler was quoted in coverage of a genomics company started by three former UCSC graduate students, including stories in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, BioSpace, and BioInform.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel also:

• covered Research Review Day at the Baskin School of Engineering, quoting dean Art Ramirez, biomolecular engineer David Deamer, and grad student Zach Rubin in the story.

• quoted astronomer David Koo in a story about new findings on the evolution of galaxies. 

• published an op-ed on Propositions 34 and 36 by professors Craig Haney, psychology and legal studies; Craig Reinarman, sociology and legal studies; and Larry Biggam, Santa Cruz County public defender.

• covered the election forum held October 22 at the Colleges Nine and Ten multipurpose room.

The Santa Cruz Good Times ran a feature story on art professor Lewis Watts about his research and exhibition of photographs from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

Shakespeare Santa Cruz artistic director Marco Barricelli appeared on a radio panel for KUER public radio in Utah to discuss the relevance of Shakespeare’s Hamlet and what the play can still teach us today.

Computer scientist Michael Mateas was quoted in an Ars Technica article about a U.S. senator's criticism of government funding for research on computer games.

"The New Detectives," a 10-year-old television documentary on forensic anthropology, that features Alison Galloway, campus provost and executive vice chancellor, has been playing on the Discovery Channel.

The Financial Times Deutschland published a feature on Belinda Mulrooney Carbonneau that relied on the biography Staking Her Claim published in 2000 by psychology professor emerita Melanie J. Mayer. Carbonneau was a successful entrepreneur in the late 19th and early 20th century in what were considered masculine domains.

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