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David Haussler, professor of biomolecular engineering, was quoted in a story in Newsday about research on DNA extracted from the bones of extinct cave bears.

Craig Haney of psychology was quoted prominently in a USA Today article about the devastating long-term effects of solitary confinement.

Seismologist Thorne Lay was quoted in an article in New Scientist magazine about the great Sumatra-Andaman earthquake.

Newsweek magazine noted the upcoming Shakespeare Santa Cruz production of Twelfth Night in an article about promising 2005 summer seasons by respected theater companies.

Associate history professor Pedro Castillo was quoted in southern California's Press-Enterprise about a decision by Univision Network, the most popular Spanish-language broadcast television network in the United States, to add local coverage due to the significant Latino population in the area.

Dan Wirls of politics penned an op-ed that appeared in the Santa Cruz Sentinel about the Senate's consideration of a "nuclear option" filibuster. Also in politics, Paul Frymer was a guest on the radio show Marketplace talking about the AFL-CIO.

Literature professor Paul Skenazy contributed four book reviews to the Washington Post.

A BBC News story about bottlenose dolphins using sponges as tools to help find food included a quote from Grant Pogson, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology.

The San Francisco Chronicle picked up on a recent report by the Public Policy Institute of California about the future of the Golden State, which includes a chapter authored by Manuel Pastor of Latin American and Latino studies.

Organic Inc. tapped Farm manager Jim Leap for comment on the organic food industry and the growing role major corporations are playing in the booming sector of food production.

Astronomer Jason Prochaska was quoted in stories about his research on gamma-ray bursts on PhysOrg.com and Space Daily.com.

Anthropologist Triloki Pandey was quoted in a San Jose Mercury News story about the local Indo-American community.

Screenindia.com quoted associate professor of history Dilip Basu in an article about the screening of Satyajit Ray's film Pather Panchali on its 50th birthday at the Cannes Film Festival.

Astronomy graduate student Genevieve Graves was quoted in stories about her supernova research on MSNBC.com, Space.com, and RedNovaNews.com.

The Torrance Daily Breeze ran a feature on conductor Kent Nagano, a UCSC alumnus, who was quoted about the positive audience reaction to the preview of the world premiere of Manzanar: An American Story at UCSC's Pacific Rim Festival. The Daily News of Los Angeles also noted the performance.

Optoelectronics Report ran a story about research on optical sensor technology by Holger Schmidt, assistant professor of electrical engineering.

An article in Earth Island Journal about the impacts of wind turbines on bird populations described research by Grainger Hunt, a biologist with the Predatory Bird Research Group.

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

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