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May 21, 2007

UCSC in the News

Anthropologist Nate Dominy's research on the diet of early human ancestors was covered by the Christian Science Monitor.

Research led by planetary scientist Francis Nimmo on Saturn's moon Enceladus was featured in online news stories from MSNBC, Fox News, Discovery Channel, New Scientist, National Geographic, Cosmos, Seed magazine, Earthtimes, Science Daily, Technology News Daily, South African Star, Spaceflight Now, Astrobiology News, and Space.com.

Economist Lori Kletzer was interviewed by columnist Rick Wartzman of the Los Angeles Times for a column on globalization and its impact on California.

Education Week profiled the New Teacher Center, showcasing the mentor-based program that supports new teachers during their first two years in the classroom.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a feature about Shakespeare Santa Cruz's “25-year run of theatrical excellence,” quoting theater arts professor Paul Whitworth--now in his final season as artistic director--as well as professor emerita of theater arts and founding artistic director Audrey Stanley, and adjunct theater arts professor and former artistic director Michael Edwards.

The Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal ran a story about the appointment of Phillip Berman to the Baskin Chair in Biomolecular Engineering.

Susan  Harding of anthropology fielded a call from the Santa Cruz Sentinel following the death of Jerry Falwell.

Ocean scientists Raphael Kudela and Mary Silver were featured in coverage of the harmful algal bloom in Monterey Bay by the Santa Cruz Sentinel, Monterey County Herald, and local newscasts on KSBW and KPIX-TV.

Literature professor Chris Connery was quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel article about a visit by Venezuela's ambassador to UCSC’s Chicano Latino Resource Center.

In a feature about popular English scholar Philip Collins, Britain’s The Independent noted that the internationally known professor taught at the annual Dickens Universe conference held each summer at UCSC.

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