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Seismologist Thorne Lay was featured in widespread media coverage of the scientific analysis of the great Sumatra-Andaman earthquake of December 26, 2004. Lay was interviewed by CNN TV and radio stations KCBS and KSCO. He was quoted in stories in the New York Times, San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Chronicle, Contra Costa Times, Arizona Republic, Houston Chronicle, and other national and international newspapers, and on Discovery Channel News, Sci-Tech News, and other web sites. An Associated Press story with quotes from Lay ran in newspapers throughout the world and on numerous web sites.

The Los Angeles Times quoted associate history professor Pedro Castillo in an article about how Santa Ana businesses incorporate the names of Mexican towns to attract customers and reach out to former neighbors.

Anthropologist Susan Harding was featured in a USA Today article about the exceptional success of Billy Graham.

A Santa Cruz Sentinel story about the dedication of the Laboratory for Adaptive Optics featured Claire Max, professor of astronomy and astrophysics, Joseph Miller, director of UCO/Lick Observatory, and lab director Don Gavel.

Chancellor Denice Denton was featured in a San Francisco Chronicle story about a science seminar for Bay Area high school girls at which Denton spoke.

Assistant professor of film and digital media Gustavo Vazquez was quoted in the Associated Press about the battle to preserve trees in the main square of historic Oaxaca, Mexico.

Sociologist Mike Males was quoted in a Los Angeles Times article about the impact the prevalence of pornography in popular culture is having on teens. The article noted that teens today have the lowest rates of pregnancy, birth, and abortion in decades, and Males cautioned that adults always think "kids today are worse."

Biologists Terrie Williams and Jim Estes were featured in a Mid-County Post story about the California sea otter population.

Economist Rob Fairlie spoke with the Los Angeles Times about trends in teenage unemployment.

The Monterey Herald ran a story about rattlesnakes featuring Margaret Fusari, director of the UCSC natural reserves.

Writing Program lecturer Ellen Newberry was quoted in a Monterey County Herald article about the Central California Writing Project, of which she is the director.

In a story about the Farm School in Athol, Massachusetts, the Associated Press noted the hands-on apprenticeship in organic farming and gardening offered by the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems. CNN and Forbes picked up the AP story.

Visiting assistant professor of film and digital media Edward O'Neill was quoted in the Santa Cruz Sentinel about “reality” television show producers coming to Santa Cruz.

Economist Lori Kletzer was part of a panel discussion about globalization and the local labor scene on KUSP Radio's Talk of the Bay program.

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