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April 23, 2007

The Chronicle of Higher Education reported on work by Patricia Allen of the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems on consumer preferences regarding food labeling that goes beyond "organic" to address issues such as animal husbandry, country of origin, and the working conditions of workers in the agriculture and food industry. And the Fresno Bee included the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems in a write-up about the expansion of UC's research in organic agriculture.

The Economist relied on the expertise of Karen Holl of environmental studies for an article about the role of bats in tropical rainforest restoration. The piece also described Holl's own restoration research in Costa Rica.

The Silicon Valley Business Journal ran a profile of UCSC Foundation trustee Jack Baskin and his wife Peggy Downes Baskin, with quotes from Baskin Professor of Computer Engineering Pat Mantey, engineering associate dean Michael Isaacson, and Acting Chancellor George Blumenthal.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel and Good Times ran stories about graduate students Shaye Wolf and Doug Bevington, whose efforts helped stop a liquified natural gas terminal in Baja California.

Bruce Bridgeman of psychology was interviewed by a Korean television crew that was exploring the psychological phenomena behind the Mystery Spot.

KQED Television's Quest program produced a profile about anthropology graduate student Chelsey Juarez, who is pioneering a new forensic technique to help identify the remains of Mexican immigrants who die anonymously while trying to cross the border into the United States. The show aired on KQED and KTEH, and the network plans to share the program with community organizations involved in immigration issues.

United Press International covered research by Chris Wilmers of environmental studies about climate conditions and population cycles (see UCSC Currents story). UPI's story was distributed widely and appeared online on Biology News Net and other Internet sites.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported that two humanities faculty--history professor Gail Hershatter and history of consciousness professor James Clifford--received 2007 Guggenheim Fellowship awards (see UCSC Currents story).

Research by seismologist Thorne Lay and graduate student Yingcai Zheng on the structure of the mantle in subduction zones was covered by Innovations Report, Space Daily, and Huliq.com.

Economist Mike Dooley's "revised Bretton Woods hypothesis" was cited by Bloomberg News in an article about the U.S. current account deficit that appeared in the International Herald Tribune.

The Statesman Journal cited New Teacher Center research in an opinion piece about investing in mentor programs for new teachers and administrators.

College & Research Library News announced that UCSC has received $350,000 in gifts to create a global cyber café and outdoor reading garden in the campus’s newly expanded and renovated McHenry Library.

The Des Moines Register ran a story about the selection of history of consciousness professor Angela Davis to speak at Grinnell College’s graduation, noting her “ongoing work to combat oppression in the U.S. and abroad.”

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