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March 6, 2000

Making the News

Cosmologist Joel Primack, professor of physics, was featured prominently in an article in the New York Times about the nature of the so-called "dark matter" in the universe. Primack spoke on the subject at a recent cosmology conference in Marina Del Rey.

The University Library collection of slides by Branson DeCou was featured recently in College and Research Libraries News, which put one of the stunning images on its January cover.

As the mud started to fly in the local district attorney's race, psychology's Anthony Pratkanis waded through the accusations for the Santa Cruz County Sentinel.. . . . Also gracing the Sentinel's pages was John Dizikes of American studies, who spoke with columnist Kathy Krieger in advance of his downtown lecture about the history of the campus.

Columnist Judie Marks of the Monterey County Herald praised the new Seymour Center at Long Marine Lab in a recent column. She wrote that the only problem with the center is "it might inspire too many people to study marine science." Mentioned in the story were center director Julie Barrett Heffington and researchers Burney Le Boeuf, John Pearse, Mary Silver, James Estes, Don Croll, and Peggy Delaney.

Judy Yung of American studies was the subject of a lengthy feature in the Santa Cruz County Sentinel, which covered the story of her latest book, Unbound Voices.

Harpsichordist Linda Burman-Hall was described in a Metro Santa Cruz story as a "plucky programmer" because of her role as music director of the annual Santa Cruz Baroque Festival. With the festival around the corner, the local weekly wrote up a story on the history of the festival, the current season, and Burman-Hall herself.

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