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Economist Mike Dooley continues to garner media attention for his views regarding foreign investment in the U.S. economy, most recently in Newsweek's cover story about the falling dollar.

Research by biologist Donald Croll and his collaborators on the effects of introduced foxes on birds and vegetation in the Aleutian Islands was the subject of stories in the New York Times, Washington Post, Newsday, and online news sites Live Science and Science Daily.

Sociologist Hiroshi Fukurai was quoted in a San Francisco Daily Journal article about charges that anti-Semitism influenced the makeup of jury panels in capital cases in Alameda County from the mid-1980s to mid-1990s. The New York Times picked up the story, bringing national attention to claims of bias in the juror selection process, which is Fukurai's specialty.

Art professor Dee Hibbert-Jones was quoted in the Santa Cruz Sentinel about a public art project in collaboration with Santa Cruz County elementary schools.

A story in Science News magazine focused on the planet formation theories of Douglas Lin, professor of astronomy and astrophysics. Another story in Science News about new observations of extrasolar planets included quotes from astronomer Greg Laughlin.

Economist Rob Fairlie's research on Asian entrepreneurs was covered by Business Week and KQED Radio, and then Fairlie fielded a call from Money magazine for an article on earnings growth among entrepreneurs.

Ira Pohl, professor and chair of computer science, was quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel story about a new track in computer game design for computer science majors.

Sociologist Mike Males was widely quoted in a Family Practice News story about claims that a reported drop in drug use among teens is linked to a public-service ad campaign. ran a story about an exhibition of paintings by art professor emerita Kathryn Metz at the Wiegand Gallery in Belmont.

A story in the Ann Arbor News about a public lecture by Paul Koch, professor of Earth sciences, discussed Koch's ideas about the extinction of mastodons and other large animals in North America during the late Pleistocene.

Renee Tajima-Peña of community studies was quoted in a San Francisco Bay Guardian writeup of the film a.k.a. Don Bonus. announced that American studies professor George Lipsitz will be the keynote speaker at a conference to examine the future of ethnic studies at Williams College.

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