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David Haussler, professor of biomolecular engineering, was quoted in a New York Times story about the evolutionary history of human chromosomes. Haussler was also quoted in a Science magazine story about research on the chimpanzee genome. UCSC's role in the chimp genome analysis was also mentioned in stories in the San Jose Mercury News and Santa Cruz Sentinel, with a quote from postdoctoral researcher Katherine Pollard in the Sentinel story.

Rolling Stone magazine quoted literature professor Marshall Leicester in a feature story about Jerry Garcia and the origins of the Grateful Dead.

In a major story about today's teachers, U.S. News & World Report cited the model of intensive new-teacher support developed by the New Teacher Center as a model for the nation, noting the 88 percent retention rate of graduates of the program. . . . Ellen Moir, director of the New Teacher Center, was quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel story about the work of the center, which recently received a major infusion of funding.

Thorne Lay, professor of Earth sciences, was featured in a cover story in Science News magazine about research on the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake and resulting tsunami. . . . And geophysicist Steven Ward was featured in a Monterey Coast Weekly story about the threat of a tsunami on the California coast.

History professor Dana Frank was quoted in the Newport News Daily Press about the difficulty in buying American-made products due to trade agreements and the rising abundance of foreign-made goods.

A story about the Cassini mission to Saturn in Astronomy Now magazine featured Erik Asphaug, associate professor of Earth sciences, and graduate student Lindsey Bruesch.

Social sciences dean Michael Hutchison was tapped by the Santa Cruz Sentinel for comment about debt and the local cost of housing.

An item in the Guardian newspaper (U.K.) described research on undersea volcanoes by James Gill, professor of Earth sciences, and graduate student Darren Tollstrup.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel quoted Arts & Lectures director Michelle Witt in an article about a new collaborative project with the Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County, funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel announced the publication of Paul Ortiz's new book, Emancipation Betrayed. The same book column also featured professor emeritus of anthropology Stu Schlegel, author of a book about the Teduray villages of the Philippines.

The San Gabriel Valley Tribune featured Farm apprenticeship graduate Mary Maverick in an article about EarthWorks Enterprises, an urban farm that works with troubled youngsters.

Bookstore director Robert McCampbell was quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel story about the high cost of college textbooks.

Groundskeeper Jose Sanchez's green thumb was the subject of a Metro Santa Cruz article about local gardeners who create bits of paradise in their backyards.

UCSC's leadership in French-intensive gardening was front and center in a recent Mother Earth News article, which highlighted Alan Chadwick's creation of what is now the Alan Chadwick Garden.

In a Sunday feature about the local food-and-farm scene, the San Francisco Chronicle dubbed the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems the "local granddaddy of slow food." The Center for Agroecology also received laurels in a WireTap piece that appeared on AlterNet about alternatives to the corporate-dominated food system.

The Monterey County Herald's announcement of the new Ed.D. program prompted a flurry of calls from interested prospective students.

Media Highlights provides monthly summaries of "UCSC in the News" columns.

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