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December 5, 2005

Research by glacier expert Slawek Tulaczyk and graduate student Ian Howat on melting glaciers in Greenland was reported in the Independent (London), Canberra Times, Discovery Channel News,, and

Research professor Bill Domhoff penned a letter that appeared in the New York Times about government policies to fight inflation and promote high employment, saying monetary policy is also a political mechanism used to control the workforce.

The San Jose Mercury News, Santa Cruz Sentinel, and Monterey Herald ran stories about Jack Baskin being chosen for the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame, with quotes from Steve Kang, dean of the Baskin School of Engineering.

Professor emerita of American studies Judy Yung was featured in a Contra Costa Times story about preserving stories of immigration on Angel Island with the help of a $15 million grant authorized by Congress in November.

Mentor programs like those developed by the New Teacher Center were featured in a Gannett News Service article about the travails of new teachers. NTC director Ellen Moir was quoted.

The San Francisco Chronicle ran a story about research by Roberto Manduchi, assistant professor of computer engineering, to develop new technologies for the blind.

Economist Rob Fairlie's research on the digital divide was cited in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story about 100 families who received computers donated for home use.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel wrote about a new book by history professor Bruce Levine, titled Confederate Emancipation: Southern Plans to Free and Arm Slaves During the Civil War.

A story about the proposed removal of the bald eagle from the endangered species list in the Sacramento Bee and other Scripps-Howard newspapers included a quote from Brian Walton, coordinator of the Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group.

History of consciousness professor Angela Davis was quoted in the Penn State Digital Collegian about an appearance at Penn State where she contended that racism is inherent in capital punishment.

Music lecturer William Coulter was quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel article about a holiday show, titled Parcel From America, that he developed with Irish writer/storyteller Tomaseen Foley.

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