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Julie Guthman of environmental studies was featured in a Los Angeles Times trend story about the meaning of the term "organic" and changing farming standards.

Literature professor Nathaniel Mackey was quoted in a San Francisco Chronicle article about jazz musician Cecil Taylor and the opening of a new documentary film titled Cecil Taylor: All the Notes.

Douglas Lin, professor of astronomy and astrophysics, was quoted in a story about extrasolar planets.

Brent Haddad of environmental studies coauthored an opinion piece for the Monterey County Herald, calling on officials to develop a plan to control polluted urban runoff that flows into the bay.

Physicist David Smith's research on gamma ray emissions associated with thunderstorms was featured in a story on

The News & Observer and the Herald-Sun in Durham, North Carolina, wrote about the new mentoring program for beginning teachers that will be administered in partnership with the New Teacher Center.

Men's Health magazine ran a blurb about research by psychology's Eileen Zurbriggen.

The Los Angeles Times reviewed a concert of the UCSC Pacific Rim Music Festival that celebrated the 70th birthday of composer Terry Riley and featured a major new work by the Kronos Quartet, noting the “sheer level of bliss” produced by the three-and-a-half-hour performance.

The Capital Times in Madison, Wis., suggested that Marquette University should consider renaming themselves the Banana Slugs since the nickname they've chosen is proving unpopular (see story).

The San Francisco Chronicle ran a feature on Eisa Davis, the playwright niece of history of consciousness professor Angela Davis, noting that Eisa's play Angela's Mixtape is a sketch of a life in the shadow of her aunt, “a woman many consider one of the 20th century's most notable American figures.”

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