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Feb. 28-Mar. 6, 2005
Vol. 9, No. 26

Astronomer Piero Madau receives research award

Biologist Steven Berkeley was featured in stories about fisheries management in the Washington Post and other newspapers... and more

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New book tells story of early civil rights struggle in Florida

Handed down within African American families but unknown among historians, the story of black resistance in Florida from Reconstruction until the bloody election of 1920 is chronicled in a new book by UCSC historian Paul Ortiz.

New approaches emerge from experimental teaching lab

Photo: Manuel Ares

Teaching students to think like researchers is just one of the novel approaches to teaching science being developed in an experimental undergraduate research laboratory. Manuel Ares, professor of molecular, cell, and developmental biology at UCSC and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor, established the lab at UCSC. [More]