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With the return of two Britons who'd been held in solitary confinement at Guantanamo Bay for up to 18 months, BBC News relied on psychology's Craig Haney for an extensive report on the effects of such deprivation.

The Denver Post ran an article about research by Lisa Sloan, professor of Earth sciences, and graduate student Jacob Sewall on the effects of climate change on the Rocky Mountain snowpack.

The Los Angeles Times ran a feature about alumnus Kent Nagano and his work on the symphonic work, Manzanar: An American Story, describing a preview of its world premiere that recently took place at UCSC's Pacific Rim Festival.

Biologists Terrie Williams and Jim Estes were featured in a story on NPR's All Things Considered about their research on the effects of killer whale predation on sea otter populations in Alaska.

The Associated Press picked up the story out of Anchorage about Alaska's mentor-teacher program, which was modeled after the work of the New Teacher Center.

Literature professor Nathaniel Mackey was quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel story about being selected to present UCSC's annual faculty research lecture next year.

Biologist Giacomo Bernardi was quoted in a Los Angeles Times article about grunion, the only fish that leave the water to spawn on beaches.

Assistant professor of film and digital media L. S. Kim was quoted in ABC News online about stereotypes of Asian actors in Hollywood.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel lauded the Theater Arts Department's “spectacularly bright and cheerful production” of Sondheim's musical, Merrily We Roll Along, noting director (and department chair) Danny Scheie's “mischievous eye for irony” and “brilliant eye for flamboyant drama.”

The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a story about Robert Kraft, professor emeritus of astronomy and astrophysics and former director of UCO/Lick Observatory, who has been honored by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran an article about an upcoming seminar for high school teachers and the annual weeklong Dickens Universe, to be held this summer as part of the 25th anniversary of UCSC's Dickens Project.

An article on about a new theory of the formation of the solar system included a quote from Douglas Lin, professor of astronomy and astrophysics.

Sesnon Gallery director Shelby Graham was quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel story about local art galleries.

Media Highlights provides monthly summaries of "UCSC in the News" columns.

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