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May 1, 2000

Making the News

Susanne Jonas of Latin American and Latino studies dominated the San Francisco Chronicle's opinion page last Wednesday with a piece about Guatemala. She also appeared last week on KPFA Radio's Morning Show.

Recent findings about the diving behavior of marine mammals by biologist Terrie Williams and her coworkers continue to attract media coverage, including an article in the New York Times and stories on NBC Nightly News and Dateline NBC.

Water policy expert Brent Haddad of environmental studies was interviewed by the Los Angeles Times for a story about a proposal to strip the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California of its power to decide how much to charge outsiders for shipping water through its delivery system.

A story in the San Jose Mercury News about the growing number of gray whales turning up dead along the California coast featured the comments of campus veterinarian David Casper and marine biologist Burney Le Boeuf. Le Boeuf, who was also interviewed by CNN on the same story, said that the gray whale population is now larger than ever and their feeding grounds in the Bering Sea may not be able to sustain such a large population.

Patricia Zavella of community studies participated in a press conference and was quoted in Frontera, a newspaper in Tijuana, about her research on the health of women farmworkers in California.

Anthropology's Judith Habicht-Mauche was a guest on KQED Radio's public affairs program Forum last week. She discussed the Chaco phenomenon in the Anasazi area during a show that focused on the 12th century in the American Southwest.

Psychology's Anthony Pratkanis appeared in a San Jose Mercury News article about the mass media's coverage of the Elian Gonzales case. . . . Also in psychology, Elliot Aronson was sought out by a reporter at Veja, Brazil's main weekly, for a story about jealousy.

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