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March 19, 2007

Astronomer Sandra Faber was quoted in a Christian Science Monitor story about the AEGIS galaxy survey.

The New York Times quoted assistant professor of film and digital media L. S. Kim in an article about the lack of Asian American pop stars.

The Chronicle of Higher Education picked up on a paper by psychology's Jean Fox Tree about the use of the word "like" in conversation. Rather than a bad habit, the word "like" is used "at particular times and for particular reasons" and can function as an integral part of conversation, according to Fox Tree, whose findings appeared in the journal Discourse Studies.

Computer scientist Arthur Keller and graduate student John Connors were featured in a Santa Cruz Sentinel story about a campus symposium on electric vehicles.

Biologist Tim Tinker was quoted in a Monterey County Weekly story about California sea otters.

Astronomer Greg Laughlin was interviewed on KUSP Radio's Talk of the Bay program about his research on extrasolar planets, and was also interviewed by a TV crew from the syndicated program Discoveries & Breakthroughs Inside Science.

Biologist David Feldheim was quoted in an article in the journal Nature about stem cell research grants.

Research by biochemists William Scott and Michael Robertson on the structure of an RNA enzyme was covered by Science Daily, Biology News Net,, Chemistry World, Astrobiology News, and Space Ref.

The San Francisco Chronicle announced the new Shakespeare Santa Cruz summer season, quoting artistic director and professor of theater arts Paul Whitworth.

The Ventura County Star and Santa Cruz Sentinel ran articles about alumnus Wayne Horvitz, noting that the individual major he created at UCSC, “Composition for New Music Improvisation,” is an apt description of his professional career.

The San Luis Obispo Tribune covered a Women's History Month celebration keynote address by history of consciousness professor Angela Davis at Cal Poly, where she spoke of the need for collaborative community approaches to solving issues such as violence against women.

University librarian Margaret Gordon was quoted in the Santa Cruz Sentinel about William Ackerknecht's $100,000 gift to establish a reading garden at McHenry Library in honor of his late wife, Mary.

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