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November 14, 2005

An Associated Press story deconstructing the withdrawal of Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers quoted politics professor Dan Wirls.

Research on the source of lead contamination in chocolate by environmental toxicologists Charley Rankin, Russell Flegal, and others was covered in Science News magazine and the Chicago Tribune.

The Register-Pajaronian covered a visit by Harvard physicist Lisa Randall to Watsonville High School, sponsored by Arts & Lectures, to help celebrate the investiture of Chancellor Denton.

Time magazine interviewed a number of people on campus for its story about the nationwide student movement to help preserve family farming by serving locally grown food in campus dining halls.

An article in New Scientist magazine about a NASA proposal for how to deflect an Earth-bound asteroid included a quote from Erik Asphaug, associate professor of Earth sciences.

National Public Radio interviewed film expert B. Ruby Rich of community studies about the new Palestinian movie Paradise Now, which explores the motives of suicide bombers.

Assistant professor of theater arts Patty Gallagher was quoted in a San Jose Mercury News article about a new Cirque du Soleil show that pays homage to clowns.

Oregon's Register-Guard noted that soprano Maria Jette tracked down UCSC music lecturer Irene Herrmann, the executrix of author/composer Paul Bowles's musical estate, in search of rare material to perform in concert.

The Register-Pajaronian ran a story on the $195,452 grant awarded to professor of English and comparative literature Murray Baumgarten from the National Endowment for the Humanities to fund a summer institute for college and university teachers in Venice, Italy.

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