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November 13, 2006

Marcia Ochoa of community studies was featured in Ultimas Noticias, a major Caracas daily newspaper. She was in Venezuela to deliver the keynote address during a recent conference.

UCSC researchers are well represented in the December issue of Sky & Telescope magazine. The lead news story features new research on distant galaxies by astronomers Garth Illingworth and Rychard Bouwens, while astrophysicist Stan Woosley is quoted in two other news stories on supernovae and gamma-ray bursts. The cover story is an article on cosmology by physicist Anthony Aguirre, who is featured in a video interview on the magazine's web site.

Garth Illingworth was also featured in a front-page story in the Santa Cruz Sentinel about the Hubble Space Telescope.

The Los Angeles Times quoted David Wellman of community studies in its coverage of a $2.7 million settlement of a racial harassment lawsuit filed by a firefighter. Wellman was hired by the firefighter's attorney to review department records of discrimination complaints.

A New York Times story about the Hubble Space Telescope included a quote from astronomer Sandra Faber.

John Brown Childs of sociology was featured in an interview by the Pacific Radio Network's "Informed Dissent Election Special Program," during which he discussed the impact of grassroots transcommunal cooperation among diverse communities and organizations in election year mobilizations.

Eureka's Times-Standard ran a story about an appearance by history of consciousness professor Angela Davis at Humboldt State University as one of the keynote speakers of the campus's Dialogue on Race.

Birder's World magazine features a story about the sooty shearwater migrations documented by biologist Scott Shaffer.

The Washington Times reviewed the recent book by physicists Bruce Rosenblum and Fred Kuttner, The Quantum Enigma.

Professor of literature Rob Wilson was quoted in a Metro Santa Cruz feature about his participation in a Veterans Day poetry reading and the tradition of antiwar poetry in the United States.

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