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Susan Schwartz, professor of Earth sciences and director of the Keck Seismology Lab, answered reporters' questions about the magnitude 6 earthquake that struck near Parkfield on September 28. Schwartz was interviewed by National Public Radio and local television stations KION and KSBW. Professor of Earth sciences Thorne Lay was quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel story about the quake.

Politics prof Dan Wirls did postdebate analysis for the Santa Cruz Sentinel after the first Bush-Kerry face-off. Earlier, Wirls talked with Reuters about diversity in the U.S. Senate.

The Contra Costa Times, Santa Cruz Sentinel, and KION TV ran stories about Claire Max, professor of astronomy and astrophysics, who won the E. O. Lawrence Award in Physics.

Anthropologist Alison Galloway's testimony in the trial of Scott Peterson was covered in the San Jose Mercury News and the Contra Costa Times, among other publications.

Astronomer Sandra Faber is featured in "Origins," a four-part miniseries for Nova on PBS. Faber was quoted in reviews of the series in the Santa Cruz Sentinel and on MSNBC.

The Deseret Morning News and the Associated Press covered the news that the Davis School District in Utah is the latest to adopt a teacher mentoring program developed by the UCSC New Teacher Center.

The San Jose Mercury News noted that American studies professor Tricia Rose would be the keynote speaker at a San Jose State University conference.

Astronomer Steven Vogt was profiled in a Metro Santa Cruz article about his involvement in the search for new planets outside our solar system.

The Times Colonist in Victoria, British Columbia, covered economist Michael Hutchison's recent lecture about East Asian capital flows at the University of Alberta.

David Haussler, professor of biomolecular engineering, was quoted in an article about genomic research in The Scientist magazine. Fellow genome researcher James Kent was featured in an article in the Deseret Morning News about a study in which Kent collaborated with researchers at Utah's Huntsman Cancer Institute.

The Mexican media, including La Jornada, El Universal, and Radio UNAM, covered a talk by Susanne Jonas of Latin American and Latino studies about the political rights of Latinos.

An article about California sea otter populations in the Monterey County Herald included quotes from Jim Estes, adjunct professor of ecology and evolutionary biology.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a story about the endowed fellowship in plant ecology established by Jean Langenheim, professor emerita of biology.

The Mid-County Post quoted marine scientist Peter Miller in a story about UCSC researchers working with the state health agency to test new technologies for monitoring harmful algal blooms along the California coast.

Theoretical physicist Thomas Banks was quoted in Science News in a story about black holes.

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

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