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Oct. 16-22, 2006
Vol. 11, No. 11

Literature professor Nathaniel Mackey named National Book Award finalist

Computer scientist Michael Mateas is prominently featured in an article in the Atlantic Monthly.... and more

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Wanted: Planet-hunters to help astronomers search for new worlds

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UCSC astronomers are seeking the public's help to find and understand planets outside our solar system--and volunteers don't even need a telescope. (At right from the top are Mercury, Venus, Earth and Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Image courtesy of NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory.) More

Acting Chancellor Blumenthal delivers video message to campus

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In the first in a series of video messages to the campus community, Acting Chancellor George Blumenthal expresses his thanks for the warm welcome he has received; discusses the legacy of the late chancellor, Denice Denton; talks about the recently adopted Long-Range Development Plan; and pledges to keep the campus on an "upward" path. More