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Thorne Lay, professor of Earth sciences, was featured on the "Science and Society" program on WorldTalkRadio, discussing the great Sumatran earthquake. Lay was also quoted in an Associated Press story about the risk of another Indonesian tsunami that ran in dozens of newspapers throughout the country, including the Los Angeles Times, San Jose Mercury News, Sacramento Bee, Contra Costa Times, Monterey County Herald, New York Newsday, Charlotte Observer, and others.

The Financial Times cited work by economist Mike Dooley in recent coverage of the flow of capital from poor countries to rich nations.

Research on global warming and ocean temperatures by ocean scientists Christina Ravelo, Margaret Delaney, and Michael Wara was reported in the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Salt Lake Tribune, Daily Mail (UK), Greenwire, Space Daily,, Innovations Report, and

Vice chancellor of student affairs Francisco Hernandez was interviewed by Parade magazine about online education as part of the fall back-to-school issue. . . . Education Technology News quoted Hernandez in its coverage of the announcement that UC College Prep Online will develop virtual schools in Imperial, Butte, and Mendocino Counties.

Astronomers Greg Laughlin and Douglas Lin were quoted in stories about new planet discoveries in Science News and New Scientist magazines, the Guardian (UK), and

American studies professor Tricia Rose was quoted in Black Issues in Higher Education about the significant increase in the academic study of hip-hop and black popular culture at colleges and universities across the country.

Psychology professor Aida Hurtado spoke with Metro Santa Cruz about identity politics and Mechicas, whose ancestors settled North America before Europeans and don't want to be considered immigrants to the United States.

Mark Carr, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, was quoted in a story in the Los Angeles Daily News about effects of offshore oil rigs on fish populations.

Biologist Patricia Morris was quoted in a Los Angeles Times story about the elephant seal rookery near San Simeon.

Undergraduate Kara Deyhle was the focus of an Albuquerque Journal article after she was named the 2005 Amy Biehl Youth Spirit Award winner. The award recognizes young people for their service to others. It was inspired by former Santa Fe resident and Fulbright Scholar Amy Biehl, who was killed in a 1993 riot in South Africa. Deyhle was honored for her work with a women's weaving cooperative in Chiapas, Mexico.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel and Nanotechnology Now ran stories about research by chemistry professor Jin Zhang on new hydrogen fuel technologies.

Gary Bloom, associate director of the New Teacher Center, penned a piece for Leadership about teacher-evaluation programs that would enhance professional development and free up administrators to focus on teachers who need more support.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported on UCSC's new oversight of NASA's Airborne Sensor Facility, with quotes from Eli Silver, professor of Earth sciences, Raphael Kudela, associate professor of ocean sciences, and Donald Potts, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel tracked down economist John Isbister for comment on the costly West Coast housing market and what could happen to local employment if the real estate bubble bursts.

Fellow economist Joshua Aizenman wrote about financial liberalization in developing countries for the FRBSF Economic Letter.

Politics professor Ronnie Lipschutz penned an opinion piece for the Santa Cruz Sentinel about the gap between the costs of running the University of California and the resources that support the system.

UCSC Extension's Science Illustration Certificate Program was praised in the June 23 edition of the journal Nature. The article emphasized the importance of digital illustration and said UCSC's program is “one of the few globally to have a broader purview than medical illustration."

Harvard University's Government Innovators Network ran an article about a cutting-edge Internet dance/theater collaboration between UCSC and New York University. The project was conceived by assistant professor of theater arts Ted Warburton.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel noted the publication of a new oral history by the University Library's Regional History Project about the impact of UCSC's Cowell Press.

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