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October 23, 2006

Prison expert Craig Haney of psychology was the subject of a lengthy article that appeared in Oklahoma's Norman Transcript and other regional papers. The piece traced Haney's career from his days as a graduate student working on the famous Stanford Prison Experiment to his current research on the effects of incarceration and the risk posed to society of imprisoning so many people in such harsh conditions.

The Los Angeles Times published an editorial by feminist studies professor Bettina Aptheker about her new memoir Intimate Politics (see Currents story).

The Dallas Morning News relied heavily on Jonathan Fox of Latin American and Latino studies for a story about Mexican immigrants pushing for dual citizenship and what Fox calls “civic binationality.”

Music professor David Cope appeared on CNN in a discussion about his creation of computer programs to write music.

Psychology professor and Academic Senate chair Faye Crosby was quoted in a San Francisco Chronicle article about a faculty-proposed ban on research funded by the tobacco industry. Advocates said tobacco companies have distorted research to deceive the public about the dangers of tobacco and employed strategies that suppress academic freedom.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel, Astrobiology, and Space Daily ran stories about astronomer Gregory Laughlin's project to get members of the public involved in the search for new planets.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel published a feature story about linguistics professor Geoffrey Pullum.

The Marin Independent Journal ran a story about a speech given by history of consciousness professor Angela Davis at Marin Academy in San Rafael where she denounced violence and reminded students to use critical thinking skills.

Santa Cruz's Good Times published a full-page poem by writing/literature lecturer Roxanne Hamilton.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel noted that literature professor Nathaniel Mackey is a National Book Award finalist in poetry for his collection, Splay Anthem.

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