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UCSC professor in New York Times story on fossil DNA discovery

December 12, 2013

A UC Santa Cruz professor was quoted in a recent New York Times story looking at the recent finding of what’s believed to be the oldest DNA evidence yet of humans’ biological history. Carl Zimmer’s piece ran last week but I glossed over the UCSC reference. Beth Shapiro, an expert on ancient DNA at the…

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Santa Cruz designers in New York Times style magazine

October 5, 2013

Santa Cruz natives Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the sister designers behind Rodarte, are profiled in a new piece in the latest issue of T, the New York Times style magazine. The piece, titled For Rodarte, a Santa Cruz State of Mind, looks at how their roots have influenced the designers, and examines what the author…

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California’s roller coasters spotlighted in New York Times

August 5, 2013
California’s roller coasters spotlighted in New York Times

New York Times reporter Mekado Murphy recently traveled to California to check out some of the many roller coasters in our fair state. In a fun multimedia piece called “Taking the Plunge on California’s Coasters,” he highlights his five favorites. The first one? Our own Giant Dipper, of course. “One of the most exciting aspects…

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New York Times pays tribute to Harvard-educated sociologist and Santa Cruz resident

July 1, 2013

Philip Slater, a Harvard-educated writer and sociologist, died last month at his home in Santa Cruz. Slater was the author of 1970′s “The Pursuit of Loneliness,” which critiqued American culture, arguing that despite widespread affluence, Americans were “generally an unhappy and dissatisfied people, but did not understand the source of that unhappiness,” according to Wallace…

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