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January 29, 2007

Economist Lori Kletzer was interviewed by The Economist magazine for an article about globalization's "losers."

Lisa Sloan, professor of Earth and planetary sciences, was prominently featured in a series of articles on climate change in the Contra Costa Times, San Jose Mercury News, and Vallejo Times Herald.

The Chicago Tribune featured linguistics professor Geoffrey Pullum in an article about a linguistic urban legend: that Eskimos have countless words for "snow."

Assistant dean of the arts Keith Muscutt was featured in the Los Angeles Times,, Hindustan Times, and in a Santa Cruz Sentinel front-page story about the discovery of a previously unknown pre-Columbian ruin in Peru.

Robert Fairlie, also of economics, appeared in a CNN Money story about business ownership, saying the recent fluctuations of the labor market may have prompted displaced technology professionals to turn to entrepreneurship.

Psychology's Faye Crosby was quoted in a Business Week story about mentoring.

Stephen McCabe, research and education coordinator at the Arboretum, was quoted in an article in the San Jose Mercury News about the effects of freezing temperatures on area gardens.

The Gainesville Sun of Florida discussed the work of Paul Ortiz of community studies in an article that appeared before Ortiz gave a public talk about his new book Emancipation Betrayed.

The "clue crew" for the TV show Jeopardy spent several hours shooting video at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center last week for a program that will air several months from now.

An article in the San Francisco Chronicle about the idea of multiple universes includes quotes from cosmologist Anthony Aguirre.

Physics graduate student Jeff Jones was featured in an article about dark matter in the universe on

Research on raindrop formation by climate scientists Patrick Chuang and Jennifer Small was featured on, Monsters & Critics, and UPI newswire.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported that UCSC received two gifts valued at $350,000 to create a global cyber café and reading garden at McHenry Library.

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