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May 8, 2006

Research by economist Michael Hutchison and Ilan Neuberger (Ph.D. international economics, '00) was featured in a New York Times article about developing nations that guard against financial crises by accumulating large foreign currency reserves.

A comment about prison conditions from psychology's Craig Haney in the Los Angeles Times prompted a letter to the editor from a reader.

National Public Radio picked up news about a report that addresses the "second disaster" in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, including environmental justice issues. The report was coauthored by Manuel Pastor of Latin American and Latino studies and issued by the Russell Sage Foundation.

Astrophysicist Stan Woosley was quoted in an article about gamma-ray bursts on

Indian Life & Style, a leading Indian American magazine distributed in the United States and India, published an extensive feature story on assistant professor of music Dard Neuman and his role as UCSC's first-ever endowed chairholder in classical Indian music.

Bill Domhoff of psychology and sociology was quoted about the Bohemian Grove in a recent New Yorker article.

An article in Science News about timekeeping standards included quotes from Steven Allen, a programmer/analyst for UCO/Lick Observatory.

Retired University Librarian Allan Dyson was quoted in obituaries for photographer Philip Hyde in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Monterey County Herald, Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, Salt Lake City's Deseret Morning News, Indiana's Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, and South Carolina's The State. (Hyde's archive resides in UCSC's Special Collections.)

The Sunday "Datebook" section of the San Francisco Chronicle ran a photo of a mixed-media painting by art lecturer Don Fritz, noting it was on exhibit in Mountain View.

The Boston Globe quoted emeritus professor of history John Dizikes throughout a story about a local troupe's production of the opera Carmen. (Dizikes is the author of the book Opera in America.)

The Capital Times ran a story on history of consciousness professor Angela Davis's talk at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she noted that the U.S. is promoting strategies of incarceration based on torture in Iraq, Afghanistan, and in secret CIA prisons.

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