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Sandra Faber, University Professor of astronomy and astrophysics, was a guest on National Public Radio's Talk of the Nation/Science Friday for a discussion of the future of the Hubble Space Telescope. picked up on recent work by psychology's Mara Mather, who published research about age-related memory processes that suggest that older adults "accentuate the positive"' in their memories.

Michael Riordan, adjunct professor of physics, was quoted in the Wall Street Journal in a story about the rise and fall of AT&T and the achievements of AT&T's Bell Labs.

Agroecology postgraduate researcher Phil Howard continues to field media queries about his survey of food consumers, most recently from KSCO Radio.

Nancy Chen of anthropology appeared live on a Chicago radio program, discussing biotechnology in China as part of a discussion of modernity in China.

The San Jose Mercury News and Santa Cruz Sentinel ran stories about the Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group's education and outreach program, with quotes from biologist Glenn Stewart. KION TV has also contacted Stewart and arranged to cover his upcoming visit to a school in Pacific Grove.

Economist Rob Fairlie, who conducted a survey of self-employment rates for the Small Business Association, was contacted by the Herald News of New Jersey for a story about immigrant-owned businesses.

PhD recipientJames Todd was among the anthropologists quoted in a lighthearted Washington Post analysis of the Super Bowl spectacle.

Manuel Pastor of Latin American and Latino studies was tapped for comment by the San Jose Mercury News for a story about the widening economic gap in Silicon Valley.

An article in the Monterey Herald on efforts to improve local tsunami preparedness included quotes from geophysicist Steven Ward.

The Pajaro Valley edition of the Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a front-page story about the completion of a series on the agricultural history of Santa Cruz by the University Library's Regional History Project.

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

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