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May 15, 2006

Julie Guthman of community studies hit the media jackpot when her work was featured in a New Yorker magazine article about organic agriculture.

Biologist Barry Sinervo spent a day in the field with David Attenborough and a BBC TV crew for an episode of a forthcoming documentary series on reptiles. Sinervo's research on side-blotched lizards was also covered in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, Metro Santa Cruz, and Innovations Report.

Psychology's Craig Haney has been in demand lately, fielding calls from National Public Radio on the psychological effects of supermax prisons and from on the nature of death penalty decision making by juries.

The Los Angeles Times featured Brent Haddad of environmental studies in a story about water reclamation, which prompted a lengthy interview on the same topic on the Los Angeles public radio program Which Way LA.

The New Teacher Center got a nice nod on the web site, which ran a story about the center's work with New York City schools. KCBS TV also covered the New Teacher Center's latest grant for work with the Ravenswood City School District in East Palo Alto.

The San Jose Mercury News quoted assistant professor of theater arts Patty Gallagher in an article about actor/comedian Martin Short and his new one-man show "Fame Becomes Me."

Journalism lecturer Conn Hallinan contributed a piece to South Asia Times online about the growing chasm in India between poor and wealthy families.

An article on California sea otters in the Mid-County Post included quotes from biologist Jim Estes.

The Santa Cruz Good Times ran a cover story about a new artist-in-residence program in Santa Cruz that is being spearheaded by assistant professor of art Dee Hibbert-Jones and the public art installation she initiated with UCSC students at the city landfill.

Assistant professor of art Ed Osborn was quoted in a Santa Cruz Good Times feature story about the Digital Arts and New Media (DANM) graduate program, DANM program coordinator Felicia Rice was also quoted in the story.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel gave nice coverage to the recent visit of novelist Sandra Cisneros, which was sponsored by the Chicana/o Latina/o Research Center under the leadership of psychology professor Aida Hurtado.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel noted that University Librarian Virginia Steel briefed the Friends of the UC Santa Cruz Library about the progress of the McHenry Library expansion project at a fundraiser that netted $15,000 toward a new reading room.

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