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February 6, 2006

An article in the San Jose Mercury News about the effects of global warming in California included quotes from Lisa Sloan, professor of Earth sciences, and postdoctoral researcher Lara Kueppers, as well as references to several studies conducted by other researchers in Sloan's lab.

Michael Hutchison, economics professor and interim dean of social sciences, was a guest on Forum, KQED Radio's public affairs program, discussing the Japanese economy and the recent stock market fiasco there.

Britain's Guardian Weekly and The Observer quoted film and digital media professor Chip Lord for an article about the decline of U.S. automakers. (Lord was a founder of the architectural collective that created Cadillac Ranch.)

The Christian Science Monitor relied heavily on comments by economist Carl Walsh in its coverage of Alan Greenspan's retirement.

Craig Haney of psychology was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about the mental state of a man on death row, noting the mentally debilitating effects of isolation.

The Turkish publication HurriyetUSA featured an article on music lecturer Mesut Özgen and his "New Dimensions in Classical Guitar" project.

Jonathan Fox of Latin American and Latino studies had a letter published in the Wall Street Journal that clarified the sweep of an 1882 law to filter that nation's borders.

Film scholar B. Ruby Rich attended the Sundance Film Festival, filing reports for Public Radio International's program, The World, and for the San Francisco Bay Guardian.

The Santa Cruz Metro ran a cover story on a UCSC conference titled “Reflections on Katrina,” presented by the Humanities Division’s Center for Cultural Studies, featuring the photographs of assistant art professor Lewis Watts and quoting history of consciousness professor James Clifford.

David Williams, professor of physics, was quoted in a profile of his former graduate student, Miguel Morales, in the magazine Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.

Shelby Graham, director of the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, was quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel article about an exhibit she curated of nontraditional photography featuring artists from the Bay Area and New York.

Professor of classics and comparative literature Mary-Kay Gamel was interviewed on KZSC Radio about the importance of academic humanities programs.

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