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August 28, 2006

The discovery of a new gene involved in human brain development generated widespread media coverage featuring David Haussler, professor of biomolecular engineering, and research biologist Sofie Salama, including an interview with Salama on NPR's All Things Considered and Morning Edition, interviews with Haussler on KION TV, KGO Radio, and CJOB Radio (Canada), and stories in the San Jose Mercury News, Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Houston Chronicle, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Calgary Sun, Edmonton Journal, Herald Sun (Australia), New Zealand Herald, Belfast Telegraph, Scotsman, Guardian (London), Independent (London), Santa Cruz Sentinel, Watsonville Register-Pajaronian, AP, UPI, and Reuters wire services, online news sites of The Scientist, The Economist, Technology Review, New Scientist, Scientific American, ScienceNow,, BBC News, and Aljazeera, as well as editorials in the Philadelphia Inquirer and Santa Cruz Sentinel.

The San Antonio Express-News quoted associate history professor Pedro Castillo about the research of UCSC graduate student Marianne Bueno, who is studying how military labor changed the lives of Mexican American women in Texas. Bueno was also extensively quoted in the story.

Art professor Frank Galuszka was quoted in a San Jose Mercury News article about the transfer of five miles of stunning beaches and rugged coastline along Santa Cruz County's north coast to public ownership.

New Scientist magazine and the Santa Cruz Sentinel ran reviews of the new book by physicists Bruce Rosenblum and Fred Kuttner.

The gifted middleschoolers at UCSC's MathPath were featured in the Wall Streeet Journal's weekend edition.

Theater arts professor Kathy Foley was featured in an Asian Theater Journal article about her performance at "A Gathering of Gamelans," an eight-day festival featuring nine San Francisco Bay Area performance groups. Foley and theater arts professor Patty Gallagher also contributed book reviews to the journal.

Biologist Peter Raimondi was quoted in an article about kelp in the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

The San Francisco Chronicle ran a feature story on American studies professor emeritus Judy Yung about her new book Images of America: San Francisco’s Chinatown. Yung was also quoted in The Oregonian about Dmae Roberts’s eight-part public radio series Crossing East, about the history of Asian American immigration in the United States. (Yung served as Roberts's lead scholar on the project).

Astronomer Gregory Laughlin was quoted in a story on and about a newly proposed definition for planets.

History of art and visual culture lecturer Kirtana Thangavelu was quoted in a Contra Costa Times article about Indian art exhibits in the Bay Area this summer.

Physicist Joel Primack was quoted in an article in the Contra Costa Times about new findings that confirm the existence of dark matter.

The San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, and Santa Cruz Sentinel all ran feature stories celebrating the 25th anniversary season of Shakespeare Santa Cruz.

Research by graduate student Kena Fox-Dobbs on the survival of condors since the Pleistocene era was covered in an article in Discovery News.

Associate professor of history Dilip Basu was quoted in the Hindustan Times about the launch of a web site devoted to the output of renowned Indian film director Satyajit Ray.

Journalism lecturer Conn Hallinan contributed a commentary to Mother Jones magazine on poverty relief, as well as pieces on Pakistan and the Middle East to Foreign Policy in Focus.

Good Times ran a story about research by graduate student Myra Finkelstein on levels of DDT and other pollutants in albatrosses.

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