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Frances Fox Piven coming to campus to discuss race and elections

Frances Fox Piven, one of the nation's leading political analysts and a voting rights activist, will discuss race and electoral disenfranchisement during a free public lecture at UCSC on Tuesday, March 4. Piven's talk, "Race and American Electoral Politics, or How the Parties Compete to Keep Down the Black Vote," will be at 7 p.m. in the College 9/10 Multipurpose Room. [More]

Can you see me now? Speech therapy to be delivered via cell phone

Researchers at UCSC have received funding from Microsoft Research to develop a virtual speech therapist, accessible on a cell phone, to aid stroke survivors in Malaysia. The program will use a computer-generated talking head that provides realistic speech and mimics the natural movements of lips, tongue, and jaw. [More]