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August 13, 2007

UCSC in the News

The San Jose Mercury News, Monterey County Herald, and Santa Cruz Sentinel ran feature articles on Shakespeare Santa Cruz (SSC), quoting managing director Marcus Cato and artistic director/theater arts professor Paul Whitworth. In reviews of SSC's Endgame, the Santa Cruz Sentinel noted that Beckett's absurdist tragicomedy is "enlivened by Whitworth's commanding performance" and Santa Cruz's Good Times said that the play is "arguably the best platform yet for Whitworth's astonishing trove of talent." Metro Santa Cruz also reviewed a performance of SSC's Much Ado About Nothing, noting that the production "strikes the perfect comic note."

The Chronicle of Higher Education is the latest publication to write about professor emeritus Elliot Aronson's new book, Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me).

Campus veterinarian Dave Casper was quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel story about a gray whale in the Santa Cruz Harbor and in a Napa Register story about harbor porpoises in the Napa River.

Psychology's Bill Domhoff fielded a call from Real Simple magazine for an upcoming article about dreams.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported on Native Hubs: Culture, Community, and Belonging in Silicon Valley and Beyond," a new book by assistant professor of American studies Renya K. Ramirez about how urban Native Americans, who travel back and forth from city to reservation, can strengthen their culture and identity.

Metro Santa Cruz ran a story about electrical engineer Holger Schmidt's research on optoelectronics for biological sensors.

The New Teacher Center's partnership with Durham Public Schools in North Carolina was featured in Medill Reports, a publication of Northwestern University.

Computer engineer Luca de Alfaro developed a program to color-code Wikipedia entries for reliability that received coverage in the San Francisco Chronicle, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Monterey County Herald, Chronicle of Higher Education, and Dr. Dobb's Journal.

Don Rothman, senior writing lecturer and founding director of UCSC’s Central California Writing Project, contributed an op-ed to the Santa Cruz Sentinel about the value of Shakespeare and the presence of Shakespeare Santa Cruz in the community.

An interview with politics professor Michael Urban about how the outcome of the presidential election might impact Russia was reproduced in the press extracts of What the Papers Say Part B.

The Grand Rapids Press ran a story about the pervasiveness of pornography that quoted psychology's Eileen Zurbriggen.

Assistant dean of the arts Keith Muscutt was quoted in a Louisville Courier-Journal story about the discovery by Peruvian archeologists of the earliest documented gunshot victim in the Americas.

New Teacher Center director Ellen Moir was featured in an article about Scotland's educational system that appeared in The Times Educational Supplement, Britain's leading education publication.

Biologist Daniel Costa was featured in a story in Technology Review magazine about researchers using seals to gather data on the oceans and climate change.

Economist Rob Fairlie's work on entrepreneurship was cited in an Indianapolis Business Journal article about the number of young people who want to work for themselves.

Media Highlights provides monthly summaries of "UCSC in the News" columns.

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