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October 16, 2006

Michael Mateas, assistant professor of computer science, is prominently featured in a lengthy article about video games in the Atlantic Monthly.

UCSC Foundation trustee and renowned photographer Frans Lanting is featured on the Apple Pro web site. The profile focuses on Lanting's latest project, "Life: A Journey Through Time," and his conversion midway through the project to all-digital images.

Water expert Brent Haddad of environmental studies appeared on National Public Radio's Science Friday program as part of a discussion of national and international water issues.

An article in Technology Review on efforts to develop cheap, fast genome sequencing features biochemist David Deamer.

Jonathan Fox of Latin American and Latino studies was quoted in a Monterey Herald article about the Mexican government's ban on U.S.-grown lettuce, most of which is produced in California.

American Theatre magazine noted Shakespeare Santa Cruz's 25th anniversary and described the two local exhibits honoring this milestone.

Biology graduate student Michael Weise discussed his work with sea lions in an episode of the PBS television series Jean-Michel Cousteau Ocean Adventures.

David Haussler, professor of biomolecular engineering, was quoted in a story in New Scientist about comparisons of human and Neanderthal DNA.

New Scientist also ran a feature story on cosmology with quotes from physicist Anthony Aguirre.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch ran a story about biologist Terrie Williams and her research on the physiology of carnivores.

Seismologist Thorne Lay was quoted in a story on Inside Bay Area about North Korea's test of a nuclear device.

Stories about the Packard Fellowship awarded to astronomer Constance Rockosi ran in Bay City News and the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a story about a project led by astronomer Gregory Laughlin that invites public participation in the search for new planets.

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