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January 22, 2007

A front-page story in the Santa Cruz Sentinel about alternative energy research at UCSC featured electrical engineer Ali Shakouri, chemist Jin Zhang, physicist Sue Carter, and Carter's graduate students Veronica Sholin and Jeremy Olson.

Economist Joshua Aizenman's views got a broad airing when his work was cited prominently in a Bloomberg News commentary that urged Asia to "get out of the trap of export dependence." The story appeared in numerous papers around the world, including the International Herald Tribune, Economic Times of India, the Asbury Park Press of New Jersey, The Standard of Hong Kong, The China Post of Taiwan, and the Korea Herald.

Assistant dean of the arts Keith Muscutt was featured in USA Today, CNN, and ScienceDaily stories about the discovery of a previously unknown pre-Columbian ruin in Peru.

An AP news story about amateur astronomers helping in the search for new planets featured astronomer Gregory Laughlin and ran in dozens of newspapers, including the San Francisco Chronicle, Ventura County Star, Baltimore Sun, Cincinnati Enquirer, and International Herald Tribune, as well as online news sites including ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, and

History of consciousness professor Angela Davis was quoted in an Ebony article about the enduring positive social impact of the Black Panthers. The Salt Lake Tribune also ran a feature story about Davis’s keynote address at the University of Utah's 23rd annual Martin Luther King celebration.

Research on raindrop formation by climate scientists Patrick Chuang and Jennifer Small was featured in the Mid-County Post.

The Stockton Record quoted emerita professor of American studies Judy Yung in a story about her book, Chinese American Voices: From the Gold Rush to Today.

Research on star clusters led by astronomer Jason Kalirai was covered in the Vancouver Province, Victoria Times Colonist, and Prince George Citizen.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel included Tammi Rossman-Benjamin, a lecturer in Hebrew, in a story about; she was one of three in the Monterey Bay Area getting top scores from student reviewers.

Christof Bernau of the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems was interviewed by KSCO Radio about the accomplishments of the UCSC Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture, which are being honored at the Eco-Farm Conference.

Life Science Weekly ran a story about research on the ribosome by molecular biologist Harry Noller.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran an article about Bodies in the Making, a book by the campus’s Institute for Advanced Feminist Research that features essays by 11 UCSC professors, quoting coeditor and literature professor Helene Moglen, history of consciousness professor Donna Haraway, and literature graduate student Marla Frangos.

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