UCSC in the News
The San Francisco Chronicle reviewed Shakespeare Santa
Cruzs performances of Twelfth Night and Engaged,
noting that they showcased the ongoing vigor of this annual
festival and the canny leadership of Artistic Director
Paul Whitworth. The Chronicle also quoted
Whitworth in a feature story in the "Sunday Datebook"
section that included a full-page photo from Engaged.
A major grant from the Moore Foundation to establish a marine
microbiology lab at UCSC was covered in the San Jose Mercury
News, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Aptos Times, and Monterey
County Herald, with quotes from Jonathan Zehr, professor
of ocean sciences, and Gary Griggs, director of the Institute
for Marine Sciences.
History of Consciousness professor Angela Davis was
quoted in The Age, Australia about her work as a civil
rights activist and her appearance at a Melbourne conference.
James Zachos, professor of Earth sciences, was quoted
in a story about climate change that ran in major Canadian newspapers,
including the Edmonton Post, Montreal Gazette, Victoria Times
Colonist, Leader-Post, and Star Phoenix.
Metro Santa Cruz ran a feature story offering a behind-the-scenes
look at Shakespeare Santa Cruz.
Environment News ran a story about research by biologist
Burney Le Boeuf on the effects of ocean temperatures
on elephant seal pups.
Raphael Kudela, associate professor of ocean sciences,
was quoted in a story about harmful algal blooms in the Christian
Science Monitor and USA Today.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel extensively quoted Shakespeare
Santa Cruz director and theater arts professor Paul Whitworth
in a feature about the new summer season.
An article in the San Jose Mercury News about unusual
conditions along the West Coast this year included a quote from
marine biology graduate student Michael Weise.
The Santa Cruz Good Times ran a story about the 25th
anniversary of the UCSC Dickens Project, noting that it was
cofounded by literature professor John Jordan and professor
of English and comparative literature Murray Baumgarten.
An article in the San Jose Mercury News about minorities
in the sciences featured Claudia Flores, a graduate student
in Earth sciences, and Martha Zúñiga, professor
of molecular, cell and developmental biology.
An article in Playboy magazine about natural disasters
featured asteroid expert Erik Asphaug and tsunami expert
Stories in New Scientist magazine, CNN.com, Space.com,
and U.P.I. wire service about a new study of the asteroid Eros
included quotes from Erik Asphaug, associate professor
of Earth sciences.
Arts & Lectures director Michelle Witt was quoted
in the Santa Cruz Sentinel about the new 2005-06 performing
An article in New Scientist magazine about the effects
of commercial whaling on killer whales included quotes from
biologist James Estes.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel reviewed the opening night of
Shakespeare Santa Cruzs Twelfth Night,
calling it a splendid, hilarious production.
An article in New Scientist magazine about problems
in physics and cosmology related to "dark energy"
included a quote from physicist Thomas Banks.
Chemistry professor Jin Zhang's research on hydrogen
fuel technology was featured in the Aptos Times.
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