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Astronomer Steve Vogt was quoted in a Chicago Tribune article about the discovery of an extrasolar planet with potentially Earthlike characteristics.

Manuel Pastor of Latin American and Latino studies penned an opinion piece for the Santa Cruz Sentinel about efforts to link development of green industries to greater opportunities for the poor and people of color.

An article in New Scientist magazine about the sequencing of the rhesus macaque genome included a quote from David Haussler, professor of biomolecular engineering.

The Salinas Californian wrote about the new book by Ryan Coonerty of legal studies, who has published a coffee-table book about the nation's monuments.

Dream expert Veronica Tonay of psychology was featured in a Sacramento Bee article about bad dreams that got widespread media play through the Scripps Howard News Service, appearing in the Mobile Register, the Monterey Herald, and many other papers.

Astronomer Francis Nimmo was featured in a New Scientist story about the effects of an ancient impact on the moon.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel interviewed Paul Ortiz of community studies for their coverage of the Reel Work May Day Labor Film Festival. Ortiz directs the annual festival.

Glenn Stewart and other researchers with the UCSC Predatory Bird Research Group continued to get media attention for their work with nesting peregrine falcons, the latest round including stories in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, San Jose Mercury News, Associated Press, and the web sites of TV stations KGO and KPIX, while Stewart has also been working with a reporter for National Public Radio and producers for KQED TV and Radio.

The Sacramento Bee featured the work of Paul Frymer of legal studies in a story about the controversy over remarks by radio celebrity Don Imus.

Space Daily is the latest publication to cover the work of Chris Wilmers of environmental studies.

The San Jose Mercury News and Fortune Small Business picked up on a study by economist Rob Fairlie about the number of new companies launched in Silicon Valley in the past five years.

Media Highlights provides monthly summaries of "UCSC in the News" columns.

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