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The Christian Science Monitor quoted international economist Joshua Aizenman in a trend story about the growing number of professional and educational opportunities in India. With more Indians choosing to stay home to work and study, India is rapidly pursuing its goal of becoming a “knowledge economy,” the paper reported.

American studies professor Tricia Rose was quoted in the Orlando Sentinel about the pervasiveness of pop culture's highly sexual and demeaning images of African American women. Rose also contributed a book review of Keith Boykin's Beyond The Down Low: Sex, Lies, and Denial in Black America to the Washington Post.

Science News magazine ran a story about research by physicist David Smith on terrestrial gamma-ray flashes.

Associate history professor Pedro Castillo was quoted in a Fresno Bee article about a bill passed in Mexico's lower house allowing Mexicans abroad to vote from within the United States in presidential elections.

Economist Nirvikar Singh has penned a column about the budget process in India for the Delhi-based Financial Express, one of the top business dailies in India.

Stephen Thorsett, professor and chair of astronomy and astrophysics, was featured in an article in the Mid-County Post about UCSC's involvement in plans for a new space-based telescope.

Economist Rob Fairlie was quoted in an Asbury Park Press story about the obstacles faced by black entrepreneurs, including lack of access to capital and experience.

Writing lecturer Conn Hallinan was quoted in the Fresno Bee about the shortfalls of a media industry dominated by corporate conglomerates.

Douglas N. C. Lin, professor of astronomy and astrophysics, was featured in a story on about "orphan planets" wandering through space after being ejected from their solar systems.

The German magazine Gesundheit reproduced data generated by the UC Atlas of Global Inequality for a piece about life expectancy. The atlas is a project of the Center for Global, International, and Regional Studies.

The San Francisco Chronicle described a courtroom portrait of history of consciousness professor Angela Davis that was featured in a rare exhibit at UC Berkeley's main library of sketches from famous trials.

Sociology doctoral recipient John Ackerman coauthored an op-ed piece about Mexico for the New York Times.

The San Jose Mercury News noted assistant professor of theater arts David Cuthbert's role as the lighting designer for actor/comedian Billy Crystal's hit Broadway show, 700 Sundays.

In Family Practice News, sociology's Mike Males discussed a recent study that reported a drop in teen drug use.

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