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Astronomer Sandra Faber is featured in the documentary "Origins," a four-part NOVA miniseries being aired on PBS stations. She was quoted in a review of the series on MSNBC.com, and the "Origins" web site features an interview with Faber.

Research by psychology's Su-hua Wang was featured in a Newsweek magazine cover story about the intellectual and emotional life of infants.

Astronomer David Koo was quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel story about the astronomy conference held at UCSC this summer to honor astronomers Sandra Faber and George Blumenthal, and physicist Joel Primack.

Sociologist Craig Reinarman's book about crack cocaine and the demonization of drugs was featured in an article in Slate about today's rising media hysteria about methamphetamines.

The mentoring work of the New Teacher Center was featured in a (Durham, N.C.) Herald-Sun article about the challenges facing novice teachers. Another Herald-Sun article focused on the high rate of attrition among teachers in the Durham public schools and quoted NTC director Ellen Moir about the connection between mentoring, teacher retention, and student achievement.

Astronomer Greg Laughlin was quoted in the Hollister Free Lance in a story about meteor showers, Mars, and other astronomical spectacles.

Gary Glatzmaier, professor of Earth sciences, was quoted in a New York Times article about new findings on the rotation of Earth's core.

Latin American and Latino studies professor Manuel Pastor coauthored an opinion piece for the Los Angeles Times that challenged the EPA's "colorblind" approach to environmental justice by presenting the results of years of research conducted by Pastor and others. Pastor was also quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel article about the growing popularity of surfing among second-generation Latinos.

Geophysicist Steven Ward was quoted in a Discover magazine article about the West Coast's vulnerability to a tsunami.

The (Florida) Ledger published a story about high-tech ripoffs that target the elderly, quoting psychology professor Anthony Pratkanis.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a story about the engineering school's Summer Bridge Program for incoming students, with quotes from Peggy Church, a counselor and manager of undergraduate advising.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a story about Christina Ravelo, professor of Earth sciences, who was recently appointed to head the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics.

Campus veterinarian David Casper was featured in a Santa Cruz Sentinel story about the gray whale skeleton he is in the process of mounting outside the Seymour Marine Discovery Center.

Economist Rob Fairlie was on the Santa Cruz-based Small Business Cafe radio show recently, discussing his research on family businesses.

A Santa Cruz Sentinel story about unusually warm waters off the coast this summer included quotes from research biologist Baldo Marinovic.

The Contra Costa Times described a visit to UCSC's Shakespeare Santa Cruz in an article about northern California theater festivals.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel noted that Virginia Steel has been named the new University Librarian at UCSC.

Research on magnetism by physicist Sriram Shastry and graduate student Jan Haerter was covered by Space Daily and Press Trust of India (see Currents story).

The Santa Cruz Sentinel did a write-up about psychology instructor Veronica Tonay, who is appearing on a cable channel series about the meaning of dreams.

Research by mathematician Richard Montgomery and physicist Michael Nauenberg was featured in a story about complex orbital motions in Science News Online.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel covered a tribute to Professor Emeritus Bill Friedland, who was honored by his colleagues at the annual meeting of the Rural Sociological Society.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel noted the publication of an interview with senior writing lecturer Don Rothman in Higher Education Exchange, a journal of the Kettering Foundation.

Research on protein fibrils implicated in neurodegenerative disorders by undergraduate Ghiam Yamin and others in the laboratory of Anthony Fink, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, was reported in Biotech Week, Life Science Weekly, Science Letter, and other related newsletters.

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