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The San Francisco Chronicle reviewed Shakespeare Santa Cruz’s performances of Twelfth Night and Engaged, noting that they showcased “the ongoing vigor of this annual festival” and “the canny leadership of Artistic Director Paul Whitworth.” The Chronicle also quoted Whitworth in a feature story in the "Sunday Datebook" section that included a full-page photo from Engaged.

A major grant from the Moore Foundation to establish a marine microbiology lab at UCSC was covered in the San Jose Mercury News, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Aptos Times, and Monterey County Herald, with quotes from Jonathan Zehr, professor of ocean sciences, and Gary Griggs, director of the Institute for Marine Sciences.

History of Consciousness professor Angela Davis was quoted in The Age, Australia about her work as a civil rights activist and her appearance at a Melbourne conference.

James Zachos, professor of Earth sciences, was quoted in a story about climate change that ran in major Canadian newspapers, including the Edmonton Post, Montreal Gazette, Victoria Times Colonist, Leader-Post, and Star Phoenix.

Metro Santa Cruz ran a feature story offering a “behind-the-scenes” look at Shakespeare Santa Cruz.

Environment News ran a story about research by biologist Burney Le Boeuf on the effects of ocean temperatures on elephant seal pups.

Raphael Kudela, associate professor of ocean sciences, was quoted in a story about harmful algal blooms in the Christian Science Monitor and USA Today.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel extensively quoted Shakespeare Santa Cruz director and theater arts professor Paul Whitworth in a feature about the new summer season.

An article in the San Jose Mercury News about unusual conditions along the West Coast this year included a quote from marine biology graduate student Michael Weise.

The Santa Cruz Good Times ran a story about the 25th anniversary of the UCSC Dickens Project, noting that it was cofounded by literature professor John Jordan and professor of English and comparative literature Murray Baumgarten.

An article in the San Jose Mercury News about minorities in the sciences featured Claudia Flores, a graduate student in Earth sciences, and Martha Zúñiga, professor of molecular, cell and developmental biology.

An article in Playboy magazine about natural disasters featured asteroid expert Erik Asphaug and tsunami expert Steven Ward.

Stories in New Scientist magazine,,, and U.P.I. wire service about a new study of the asteroid Eros included quotes from Erik Asphaug, associate professor of Earth sciences.

Arts & Lectures director Michelle Witt was quoted in the Santa Cruz Sentinel about the new 2005-06 performing arts season.

An article in New Scientist magazine about the effects of commercial whaling on killer whales included quotes from biologist James Estes.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel reviewed the opening night of Shakespeare Santa Cruz’s Twelfth Night, calling it a “splendid, hilarious production.”

An article in New Scientist magazine about problems in physics and cosmology related to "dark energy" included a quote from physicist Thomas Banks.

Chemistry professor Jin Zhang's research on hydrogen fuel technology was featured in the Aptos Times.

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