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January 30, 2006

Michael Hutchison, economics professor and interim dean of social sciences, was a guest on Forum, KQED Radio's public affairs program, discussing the Japanese economy and the recent stock market fiasco there.

Chancellor Denice D. Denton was quoted in a San Jose Mercury News article about the "State of the Valley Conference" on the future of Silicon Valley. The story also ran in the Monterey County Herald, Miami Herald, Kansas City Star, Duluth News Tribune, and other newspapers.

David Haussler, professor of biomolecular engineering, was quoted in an article in Forbes magazine about "dark" DNA.

Mike Males of sociology was profiled in the Los Angeles Times Magazine. The story focused on Males's uphill battle to redirect attention from what he considers the overstated problems of teens to the demographic time bomb of Baby Boomers, who are more prone than ever to violence, sexually transmitted disease, drug abuse, and weight problems.

Assistant professor of art Lewis Watts was featured in the "Sunday Datebook" section of the San Francisco Chronicle about an exhibition at the S.F. Performing Arts Library & Museum, co-curated by Watts and Elizabeth Pepin, based on their new book Harlem of the West: The San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Era.

Paul Ortiz of community studies was interviewed by Latino Voices USA about the United Farm Workers. The program aired on National Public Radio stations around the country and is archived on the web at www.latinousa.org/program/index.html. Ortiz was also interviewed by Ohio NPR station WOSU about the making of the book Remembering Jim Crow as part of the station's Black History Month programming. After Feb. 2, it will be archived at www.wosu.org/am/openline.php#andrle.

Research by Earth scientists Erik Asphaug, Quentin Williams, and postdoc Craig Agnor on the role of hit-and-run collisions in planet formation was covered by Astrobiology magazine, Discovery News, Universe Today, and the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

The San Francisco Chronicle noted that associate professor of literature Louis Chude-Sokei is the lead scholar working with the new San Francisco Museum of the African Diaspora to plan a conference in March titled “Paris Is Burning Again.”

The Santa Cruz Sentinel noted that a composition by associate professor of music Paul Nauert was a highlight of a CD-release concert by New Music Works.

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