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May 22, 2006

The New York Times quoted linguistics professor Geoffrey Pullum in a story about a debate over the nature of language, prompted by a study of starlings that was reported in the current issue of Nature.

Paul Ortiz of community studies did an interview with the Associated Press about the battle between farmworkers and McDonald's over workers' wages.

Craig Agnor, a researcher in the Earth Sciences Department, received considerable media attention for explaining the origins of Saturn's moon Triton, including an interview on KSBW TV and stories in New Scientist magazine, the Santa Cruz Sentinel, Lexington Herald-Leader, Register (U.K.),, Universe Today, Physics Web, and Science Now.

Orin Martin of the Alan Chadwick Garden was featured in a lengthy San Francisco Chronicle article about the benefits of planting vertical rows on slopes.

Physicist Michael Dine was quoted in a story about controversial results from a physics experiment in Science magazine.

Sean Swezey of the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems was quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel article about a new strategy to control lygus bugs, which ravage strawberries.

Biology student Milara Gatcke was featured in the Santa Cruz Sentinel's "Namedropping" column as the recipient of the $5,000 regional Soroptimist International Women's Opportunity Award.

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