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Economist Rob Fairlie's work with the Kauffman Foundation on the rate of U.S. entrepreneurship received widespread media coverage, including stories that appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Seattle Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Contra Costa Times. Fairlie's research on the digital divide was covered by National Journal's "Technology Daily."

Biologist Jim Estes was quoted in a San Jose Mercury News story about a recent federal decision changing the management of the California sea otter population.

Literature professor and director of the UCSC Institute for Advanced Feminist Research Helene Moglen was quoted in two Santa Cruz Sentinel articles about the institute's conference on body modification. Art professor Joyce Brodsky and Sesnon Gallery director Shelby Graham were also quoted in the Sentinel. The Good Times and City on the Hill Press also ran features on the conference.

Sociology instructor Mike Males was quoted widely regarding a study about the frequency of fatal drug overdoses among the middle-aged. The story, which first appeared in the Los Angeles Times, was picked up as far away as Korea.

Biologist Mark Carr was quoted in a Monterey Herald story about the possibility of developing an oil refinery on the site of the former Fort Ord.

UCSC Farm manager Jim Leap was contacted by Time magazine for a farm-to-cafeteria story focused on campus farms that supply college cafeterias.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel noted that film and digital media professor Eli Hollander and music professor Linda Burman-Hall were screening Kawitan, their documentary film about natives of South Bali, at the Pacific Rim Film Festival.

John Pearse, professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology, was quoted in a story about marine biologist Edward F. Ricketts in the Monterey Coast Weekly.

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