Scholars at UC Santa Cruz take an unflinching look at the forces that shape our world. Here are some highlights of UC Santa Cruz change-makers in the media.
Scientists, political leaders explore alternatives to disaster readiness
March 16, 2023 – Michael Beck, director of the Center for Coastal Climate Resilience, was featured in coverage of the climate resilience symposium the center helped organize at the Seymour Center, including stories from KTVU, KSBW, and the Santa Cruz Sentinel.
That Foam on the Beach Is (Probably) Fine
March 8, 2023 – A Bay Nature article quoted Raphael Kudela, a professor of ocean sciences who specialies in phytoplankton, in an analysis on frothy sea foam
Worried about Sea Level Rise? Look for the Lichens.
February 28, 2023 – Borja G. Reguero, an expert in conserving natural defenses against sea level rise, was featured in a Hakai Magazine article discussing the importance of lichens in saving low-lying coastal sites.
Angela Davis ‘can’t believe’ ancestry revelations going back to the 1600s
February 22, 2023 – Political activist Angela Davis spoke with Today to discuss her work with the “Finding Your Roots” team in uncovering her ancestry
City Alert: Local author Dr. Camilla Hawthorne to speak at local library
February 16, 2023 – Dr. Camilla Hawthorne, an Associate Professor of Sociology and Critical Race & Ethnic Studies, was featured in a Daily Republic article for her book talk at the Fairfield Civic Center Library
Bill would bar schools from withholding outdoor recess or lunch as punishment
February 2, 2023 – Associate professor of sociology Rebecca London was featured in an EdSource article discussing bill SB 291 which requires every elementary and middle school in California to provide every student a recess period of at least 30 minutes.
Op-Ed: There’s one big climate fight that California is losing
January 22, 2023 – Professor and Director of the Center for Coastal Climate Resilience Michael W. Beck authored an Op-Ed in the Los Angeles Times that delves into the coastal climate fight and discusses what we need to do to mitigate and adapt to this ever-changing crisis.