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September 18, 2006

The Nation magazine published an extensive feature article on literature professor Nathaniel Mackey, reviewing his latest book, Splay Anthem, and chronicling his work as a poet, literary critic, fiction writer, and journal editor, which has earned him national and international recognition.

Observations of some of the earliest galaxies to form in the universe by astronomers Rychard Bouwens and Garth Illingworth led to an interview with Illingworth on KGO Radio and stories in numerous media outlets, including the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Bay City News Service, BBC News, Voice of America News, Science Now, New Scientist.com, Space Daily, and Space.com.

Economist Lori Kletzer's proposals to overhaul the unemployment system got great play in the New York Times.

An article in the Contra Costa Times and San Jose Mercury News on climate change in California included quotes from Lisa Sloan, professor of Earth and planetary sciences.

U. S. News & World Report tapped Susanne Jonas of Latin American and Latino studies during its coverage of immigrant activism and how the Latino vote could shape the November elections. She was also interviewed on KPFA Radio's Morning Show about Central American migrants. The discussion focused on the traumas and abuses migrants suffer as they cross Mexico and on deportations by the Mexican government.

The Arizona Republic tapped sociology instructor Mike Males for a story about adult drug deaths. Males noted that little is known about fatal drug use among boomers because the topic has not been studied closely.

An article in New Scientist magazine about the effects of drug trafficking on wildlife conservation described efforts by biology graduate student Hoyt Peckham to save loggerhead turtles in Baja California.

Renee Tajima-Peña of community studies was quoted in an article that appeared in Diverse Issues of Higher Education about the Hurricane Katrina-related loss of a historian's archives documenting the lengthy history of Filipinos on the Gulf Coast.

The San Jose Mercury News enhanced its coverage of the California governor's race by tapping Manuel Pastor of Latin American and Latino studies for insight into Latino voting behavior.

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