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Psychology professor Craig Haney was quoted by London's Independent newspaper about the effects of long-term solitary confinement in a story about Britons freed after extended confinement at Guantanamo Bay. Haney was also quoted in the Day New London (Connecticut) paper about “death row syndrome,” in which inmates give up and relinquish appeals, in its coverage of the postponement of the state's first execution in 45 years.

Jürg Diemand, a researcher in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, was quoted in New Scientist magazine and UPI stories about his research on dark matter.

The New York Times quoted assistant professor of art Dee Hibbert-Jones in an article about an exhibition featuring works of art created out of a trash dump in San Francisco.

Manuel Pastor of the Center for Justice, Tolerance, and Community was quoted in a San Jose Mercury News story about the gap between the “haves and have-nots” in Silicon Valley.

Stephen Thorsett, professor and chair of astronomy and astrophysics, was featured in a Santa Cruz Sentinel story about UCSC involvement in planning for a new space-based x-ray telescope.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel featured assistant professor of theater arts David Cuthbert in an article about his role as lighting designer for actor/comedian Billy Crystal's hit Broadway show, 700 Sundays.

The Associated Press singled out UCSC in a trend story about college and university dining halls relying on nearby farms for fresh produce, meat, and dairy products.

Economics professor Nirvikar Singh has penned two opinion pieces for the Financial Express (Bangladesh) about economic reform in India.

Literature professor Paul Skenazy contributed three book reviews to the Washington Post.

An article in the San Luis Obispo Tribune about a report on ways to offset harm to ocean life by the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant included quotes from Peter Raimondi, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and lead author of the report.

United Press International picked up remarks by economist Rob Fairlie about the drop in interest among legislators in the digital divide.

Social sciences dean Michael Hutchison was quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel story about the high price of college textbooks and the different prices publishers charge in the United Kingdom and the United States.

National Public Radio interviewed social psychologist Anthony Pratkanis about the government ban on propaganda in light of news reports that the Bush administration has contracted with media officials to promote administration policies.

The San Mateo Daily Journal quoted wildlife biologist Glenn Stewart in a story about the Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group's education and outreach program.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a front-page story about the $1.4 million gift by Foundation trustee and alum Kit Mura-smith to benefit library facilities and provide scholarships for re-entry students. Channel 8 also covered the story.

Media Highlights provides monthly summaries of "UCSC in the News" columns.

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