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January 2, 2006

A request by Chancellor Denice D. Denton and Campus Provost David S. Kliger that federal elected officials investigate the alleged secret monitoring on college campuses, including a protest of military recruiters at UCSC last spring, was covered by numerous media outlets, including the San Jose Mercury News and the Santa Cruz Sentinel. (A San Jose congresswoman, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, subsequently asked the inspector general of the Department of Defense to investigate whether the Pentagon overstepped legal bounds in gathering domestic intelligence and maintaining a database on U.S. residents.) The Sentinel also featured Chancellor Denton in a year-end series the newspaper published on 2005 newsmakers.

A New York Times travel story about Santa Cruz included plugs for the UCSC Arboretum ("glorious collection of gardens, which are a magnet for hummingbirds") and the Seymour Marine Discovery Center ("this superb small aquarium offers a peek at Monterey Bay's exotic animals").

Assistant professor of film and digital media L. S. Kim was quoted in a Chicago Tribune article about how Hollywood films reinforce stereotypes of Asian women.

In an article in the Lawrence Kansas Journal World, sociologist Craig Reinarman said the disparity in penalties for those convicted of using crack cocaine and powder cocaine have more to do with racism than pharmacology.

New Teacher Center director Ellen Moir discussed the importance of mentoring and on-the-job training for new teachers in articles that appeared in the Rochester Democrat and Cincinnati Enquirer, among other newspapers.

Research on biochemical pathways involved in metabolism and body weight control from the lab of Glenn Millhauser, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, was covered in Biotech Week, Life Science Weekly, Health & Medicine Week, Obesity & Diabetes Week, and other weekly newsletters.

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