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October 31, 2005

Film critic B. Ruby Rich of community studies was quoted in Variety about Brokeback Mountain, a new film about two gay cowboys that's due in theaters in December. Rich's article about the film appeared in The Guardian and was reprinted in the Sydney Morning Herald. She was also interviewed by National Public Radio about Paradise Now, a film by Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad. Rich wrote a review of that film for the San Francisco Bay Guardian.

Associate professor of history David Anthony was quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel article about the passing of civil rights icon Rosa Parks.

Economist Rob Fairlie's research on the digital divide received broad play on KCBS Radio and was featured in a page-one story in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, as well as in Education Week.

Interim humanities dean Gary Lease was quoted in the Santa Cruz Sentinel in an article about foreign-language instruction at UCSC.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel tapped economists Michael Hutchison and Mike Dooley for comment about Ben Bernanke, President Bush's choice to succeed Alan Greenspan as chair of the Federal Reserve Board.

Kip Tellez of education was featured in a Santa Cruz Sentinel article about Teach for America. interviewed psychology professor Craig Haney for a story about public opinion on the death penalty.

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