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January 9, 2006

Bruce Bridgeman of psychology made a big splash in the San Jose Mercury News, which pulled out all the stops to cover his research on perception at the Mystery Spot. The story included five photos and four illustrations that explained the science behind the popular tourist destination.

In an Associated Press story about Home & Garden Television's annual Dream Home contest that got wide media play, Anthony Pratkanis of psychology discussed the intoxicating effect of the contest that plays on people's fantasies about their lives. The story appeared in numerous newspapers, including the Miami Herald, Myrtle Beach Sun-News, and Wilkes Barre Times Leader.

An Associated Press reporter interviewed Jonathan Fox of Latin American and Latino studies for a story about the health care needs of indigenous Mexican immigrants to California. The story cited UCSC research regarding the number of immigrants from Mexico's 60 Indian groups.

Research biologist Janet Leonard was quoted in a San Diego Union-Tribune obituary for renowned neuroscientist Ted Bullock.

Susanne Jonas of Latin American and Latino studies was interviewed by KPFA Radio's Kris Welch about new developments throughout Latin America and U.S. responses to them.

The Santa Fe New Mexican ran a feature story on the painting of Art Department lecturer Tim Craighead.

Community studies lecturer Mike Rotkin was profiled by the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

Research breakthroughs by anthropologists Adrienne Zihlman and Debra Bolter were featured in an Asian Tribune article about the evolutionary split between apes and humans.

Professor of literature Richard Terdiman was quoted in Education Technology News about UC libraries making portions of their collection freely accessible on an Internet archive.

Los Angeles Daily News coverage of plans to conduct a town meeting about a landfill in Spanish included comments from Manuel Pastor of Latin American and Latino studies, who endorsed the decision to reach out to Spanish-speaking residents.

UCSC's Arts & Lectures was lauded in a San Jose Mercury News article describing the 10 best classical concerts of 2005 for its presentation of the So Percussion ensemble.

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