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Women's studies professor Bettina Aptheker was quoted in a St. Petersburg Times article about the decline of female action heroines in Hollywood.

Geophysicist Steven Ward was interviewed on KPIX TV News (CBS, San Francisco) about the magnitude 8.7 earthquake off the coast of Sumatra on March 28, three months after a devastating earthquake and tsunami in the same region.

An article in the Columbus Dispatch described research by Earth sciences graduate student Brooke Crowley to determine the age of the Sierra Nevada range from isotope analysis of fossil horse teeth.

Research by biologist Don Croll on the effects of foxes introduced to the Aleutian Islands was covered in the Ventura County Star and the Lincoln Journal Star.

The Good Times ran a feature on Barnstorm, a new student-run production company established by the Theater Arts Department to help ease the transition for undergraduates from academia to the professional theater world.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran an item about a UCSC course taught by television consultant, alumnus, and UC Santa Cruz Foundation trustee Loren Steck, titled Working in TV and Film, noting that theater arts professor Kathy Foley helped come up with the idea for the class.

Music Department lecturer Ray Brown was quoted in the Santa Cruz Sentinel about the Santa Cruz Jazz Festival.

History of consciousness professor Angela Davis was featured in the Star-Ledger Staff and Rutgers Daily Targum about a speaking engagement at Rutgers New Brunswick in honor of Women's History Month.

Metro Santa Cruz ran a feature story about a new book, titled In Memorium: Norman O. Brown, about the late UCSC professor emeritus of humanities.

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

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