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April 9, 2007

Researchers with the UC Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group found themselves in the midst of a media frenzy when they rescued three eggs from a peregrine falcon nest on the San Francisco Bay Bridge--stories featuring researchers Brian Latta, Glenn Stewart, Janet Linthicum, and Brian Walton ran on the CBS Evening News, KNTV, KPIX, KTVU, and KSBW TV, CNN Radio, San Francisco Chronicle, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Seattle Times, Kansas City Star, AP wire service, and CNN.com.

Brent Haddad and Michael Loik of environmental studies were quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel article about the growing opportunities for consultants to help communities grapple with the potential local impacts of global warming.

Investor's Business Daily and Entrepreneurial Mind were among the papers that wrote about a survey by economist Robert Fairlie, which found that Silicon Valley's entrepreneurship rates were higher than the national average during the 1990s and outpaced the rest of the country during the post-boom period.

Ryan Coonerty of legal studies was the featured guest on National Public Radio's Talk of the Nation program, discussing his new book, Etched in Stone: Enduring Words From Our Nation's Monuments.

The Columbus Dispatch ran a story about a speech by history of consciousness professor Angela Davis at the National Society of Black Engineers' 33rd annual convention, where she urged members to keep up the fight against racism.

Shakespeare Santa Cruz was named the top theater troupe and the third best festival in Metro Santa Cruz's Readers' Choice Goldies Awards. The campus radio station, KZSC-FM, was also named best radio station.

In an article about the enthusiastic response across the country to new politically and socially relevant operas, the Los Angeles Times noted that UCSC would be staging Lou Harrison's Young Caesar. And Metro Santa Cruz ran a story on Young Caesar, the opening event in UCSC’s weeklong opera symposium “New Directions in Contemporary Opera.”

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