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April 24, 2006

Craig Haney of psychology fielded a call from the Los Angeles Times about overcrowding in the California prison system and was interviewed by National Public Radio for a story about supermaximum-security prisons.

Postdoctoral researcher Myra Finkelstein was interviewed on the CBC Radio program Quirks and Quarks about her research on increasing levels of environmental contaminants in albatrosses, and her findings were also reported by Space Daily online news.

Politics professor Dan Wirls penned an op-ed for the Santa Cruz Sentinel that responded to media reports that the Bush administration is gearing up to attack Iran.

Literature professor Chris Connery was quoted in a Santa Cruz Good Times feature story about former U.S. ambassador Joseph Wilson and his UCSC visit to headline a teach-in titled the “The War on Terror: A Credible Threat.” Metro Santa Cruz also ran a feature story on the event. Feminist studies professor Bettina Aptheker and politics professor Daniel Wirls were interviewed on two KZSC radio programs about the teach-in.

The Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group and program manager Glenn Stewart were featured in stories about the peregrine falcons being monitored via webcam in San Francisco, including a story on KNTV (Channel 11) and articles in the San Francisco Chronicle and the Meriden (CT) Record-Journal.

Gary Griggs, professor of Earth sciences, was quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel story about mud slides caused by heavy rains.

Economist Rob Fairlie was interviewed by KION-TV about the digital divide.

Articles on global warming from Scientific American and Inter Press Service News Agency included quotes from James Zachos and Gary Griggs, both professors of Earth sciences.

New Teacher Center Director Ellen Moir was featured in a Waterloo Cedar Falls (Iowa) Courier article about the center's mentoring program for new teachers

Physics professor Joel Primack and his wife, lecturer Nancy Abrams, were featured in a Santa Cruz Sentinel story about their new book on cosmology.

Stevenson College provost and philosophy professor Ellen Suckiel contributed an op-ed piece to the Santa Cruz Sentinel about the college’s response to cases of racist graffiti at UCSC. She was also quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel story about a campus lecture on stem cell ethics.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a story about physicist Michael Dine, who was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.

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