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Political scientist Eva Bertram was quoted in a Business Week cover story about why President Bush's Social Security proposals aren't taking off.

The Minnesota Daily covered a guest lecture by social psychologist Tom Pettigrew, who discussed race in the U.S. educational system 50 years after the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case of Brown v. the Board of Education.

Indian Express, India-West, and Britain's quoted associate history professor Dilip Basu in stories about the screening of a restored print of Indian director Satyajit Ray's film Pather Panchali to celebrate its 50th anniversary at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival. India's online Screen Weekly also covered the story.

Orin Martin, manager of the Alan Chadwick Garden, was featured in a Boulder (Colorado) Weekly article about changing weather patterns. Martin was one of several farmers whose observations set up an in-depth discussion about agriculture and global climate change.

The Atlantic Monthly published a letter to the editor by emeriti professors Bill Friedland of community studies and Ronnie Gruhn of politics, who pointed out differences between President Bush and President Woodrow Wilson. Unlike Bush, they wrote, Wilson "sought global organization through other than military means."

The Anchorage Daily News gave a nice nod to the New Teacher Center in a story about the teacher-mentoring program the Anchorage schools modeled after NTC's work.

Washington's Ellensburg Daily Record ran a story about a keynote address given by history of consciousness professor Angela Davis for Central Washington University's annual social forum.

Medical anthropologist Nancy Chen discussed the fine points of "desktop dining" with a reporter at the San Jose Mercury News, who explored the social and psychological consequences of eating lunch at your desk.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported that associate professors of literature Micah Perks and Karen Yamashita are coordinating UCSC's Living Writers Series, bringing guest authors and poets to campus classrooms.

Postdoctoral researcher Phil Howard's work on what consumers want to know about the food they buy was picked up by Natural Life.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel noted the publication of an oral history of former head of special collections Rita Bottoms by the University Library's Regional History Project.

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