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April 15, 2002

Making the News

Research on star clusters by Jean Brodie, professor of astronomy and astrophysics, and postdoctoral research Soeren Larsen was featured in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, Western Mail (United Kingdom), the Advertiser (South Australia), and the U.K. Press Association news wire.

Brent Haddad of environmental studies was quoted in a recent Los Angeles Times article about California's water woes.

Brian Walton, coordinator of the Predatory Bird Research Group, was quoted in stories about golden eagles preying on endangered island foxes on the Channel Islands. Stories ran in the Ventura County Star and the Associated Press news wire.

The Farm's Thomas Wittman had a hit with his recent gopher-control workshops, and his expertise was featured in articles that appeared in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, the San Jose Mercury News, and the Monterey County Herald.

Stories in the San Jose Mercury News and Santa Cruz Sentinel about the new STEPS Institute included quotes from professor of ecology and evolutionary biology John Thompson. Associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology Mark Carr was interviewed by KSBW (Channel 8) about the new institute.

Peter Macht, aquarium curator at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center, was quoted in the Santa Cruz Sentinel in a story about "by-the-wind sailors," hydrozoan sea creatures that washed up on local beaches by the thousands last week.

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