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A tale of inspiration: The peregrine falcon's remarkable comeback

Glenn Stewart’s hands-on experience--he helped bring the world’s fastest bird back from the brink of extinction and reintroduced the bald eagle to Big Sur--makes him an effective ambassador for UCSC's Predatory Bird Research Group. As his tame peregrine, Sophie, mesmerizes crowds of visitors, Stewart describes the devastation caused by the widespread use of the pesticide DDT. [More]

'Shock and Awe' book takes aim at political meaning of words

What do such words as democracy, patriotism, and family really mean? Different things, apparently, depending on your political affiliation. A new book, Shock and Awe: War on Words, explores the political meaning of words through essays, photographs, poems, and drawings by nearly 80 scholars, artists, and poets from UCSC and around the world. [More]