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October 9, 2006

Craig Haney of psychology appeared on NPR's Talk of the Nation program to discuss the impact of supermax prisons on the people confined in them. His appearance followed an interview he did with PBS for a documentary called Home Grown about coping mechanisms used by prisoners, including religion and gangs, to survive in prison.

The Chronicle of Higher Education ran a feature review of Intimate Politics, a new book by Bettina Aptheker, professor of feminist studies and history, describing it as “a stunning new memoir.”

Biologist Sofie Salama's genetics research was mentioned in a Time magazine article about the differences between humans and chimpanzees.

Research on distant galaxies by astronomer Rychard Bouwens was covered in the Christian Science Monitor.

Sociologist Dane Archer was quoted in a widely published article about men and their favorite chairs. The Albany Times Union article appeared in many other papers, including the Chicago Tribune, Toronto Star, Times Colonist, and Gazette of Montreal.

An article about milk that quoted sociology's Melanie Dupuis continues to make the rounds, appearing recently in the New Orleans Times-Picayune and Houston Chronicle.

A wildlife column in the Charleston Gazette described research on the migrations of sooty shearwaters led by biologist Scott Shaffer.

The San Francisco Chronicle and Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal were among the publications that covered the news that psychology professor Dominic Massaro received a coveted tech award from the San Jose's Tech Museum of Innovation.

Biologist Harry Noller's research on the cellular protein factories called ribosomes was covered in Biotech Week, Life Science Weekly, Science Letter, Health and Medicine Week, and other newsletters.

Psychology professor emeritus Bill Domhoff appeared in USA Today's Cyberspeak Q&A column, responding to reader questions about dreams.

Psychology's Anthony Pratkanis was quoted by the Washington Post in an article about investment fraud.

The Aptos Times ran stories about botanist Jean Langenheim, who has received two major awards recently, and geologist Gary Griggs, who has published a new book about the Santa Cruz coast.

Metro Santa Cruz published an extensive interview with Amartya Sen in anticipation of his appearance as guest speaker for the sixth annual Sidhartha Maitra Memorial Lecture, presented by UCSC's Humanities Division and the Satyajit Ray Film and Study Collection.

J, a northern California Jewish newspaper, ran an article about physicist Joel Primack and his wife Nancy Abrams, whose latest book is The View from the Center of the Universe.

The Times-News of Twin Falls, Idaho, tapped politics professor Dan Wirls for comment in a story about tapering state funds for homeland security.

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