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Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 2007
Vol. 12, No. 12

Sandra Faber and Jin Zhang elected 2007 AAAS Fellows

The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran an article about Gustavo Vazquez's new documentary . . . and more

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Expert to discuss globalism, terrorism, and imagination

Shashi Tharoor

UC Santa Cruz and Montalvo Arts Center on Friday will present the seventh annual Sidhartha Maitra Endowed Lecture, featuring global affairs expert and award-winning author Shashi Tharoor. The chairman of Afras Ventures in Dubai and former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Tharoor will present an insider's look at the topic of "Globalism, Terrorism, and the Human Imagination." [More]

Botanist's gift establishes endowed chair

Jean H. Langenheim and Ingrid Parker

Jean Langenheim, professor emerita of ecology and evolutionary biology, has established the Jean H. Langenheim Endowed Chair in Plant Ecology and Evolution with a gift of $350,000. Ingrid Parker, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, has been appointed as the first faculty member to hold the endowed chair. [More]