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June 12, 2006

Physicist Joel Primack and his wife and coauthor Nancy Abrams have just returned from a two-month book tour, during which they did radio interviews on WGN (Chicago), WNYC (New York), and National Public Radio, as well as the PBS TV talk show Between the Lines. Their new book (The View from the Center of the Universe) was chosen for NPR book critic Alan Cheuse's Summer Reading Selections for 2006 and was featured on the cover of the literary journal Missouri Review.

India's The Statesman quoted associate professor of history Dilip Basu in an article about the role of UCSC's Satyajit Ray Film and Study Collection (Ray FASC) in the search for Sikkim, a lost documentary made by the renowned Indian film director.

Erik Asphaug, associate professor of Earth sciences, was interviewed on NPR's All Things Considered, about a Japanese study of the asteroid Itokawa. Asphaug was also quoted in stories about the asteroid in New Scientist magazine and Scientific American.com.

Julie Guthman of community studies fielded a call from a reporter with California Connected, a weekly news magazine program produced by four PBS television stations. Guthman discussed organic agriculture in California.

Associate professor of literature and Cowell provost Tyrus Miller was quoted in Delo, the main daily paper of Slovenia, following a conference at the University of Primorska in Koper titled “Visual Arts After Postmodernism.”

The Rocky Mountain News ran a story about Far from the Madding Gerund, a new book by linguistics professor Geoffrey Pullum and Mark Liberman of the University of Pennsylvania, featuring some of the best posts from the blog Language Log.

Biologist Daniel Costa was interviewed by KION TV (Ch. 46) about Costa Spur and Terrie Bluff, the Antarctic sites named in honor of him and fellow biologist Terrie Williams.

Graduate student Alex Hutko was featured in a Mid-County Post article about his research with seismologist Thorne Lay on subducted slabs of the Earth's crust.

Research on Saturn's moon Enceladus by Francis Nimmo, assistant professor of Earth sciences, was covered by the Santa Cruz Sentinel, CNN.com, Discovery News, Space Daily, Astrobiology magazine, Agence France Presse, and Chinadaily.com.

Biologist Barry Sinervo's research on the evolution of altruism in side-blotched lizards was featured in an article in Science News magazine.

Biologist James Estes was quoted in a story about California kelp forest ecosystems in Science News magazine.

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