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February 2, 1998

Making the News

USA Today interviewed Chancellor Greenwood for a story on the upcoming 150th anniversary meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Greenwood, president-elect of AAAS, described the organization's primary focus for the year, the need for investing in science and technology, and her particular interest in helping to educate the public about science.

While South Africa continues to progress in the fight against racial discrimination, the U.S. is backsliding. This was the observation of historian David Anthony, who was the subject of a recent story in the Santa Cruz County Sentinel. The story came in advance of a public talk Anthony delivered on post-apartheid South Africa in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Anthony Pratkanis of psychology was interviewed by the Los Angeles Times about the lawsuit brought by Texas beef producers against Oprah Winfrey. The plaintiffs accuse Winfrey of making comments on her show about mad cow disease that contributed to a decline in beef sales. . . . Pratkanis and Michael Brown of politics were both tapped by the Associated Press to discuss the impact of the Monica Lewinsky story on California politics.

In a story on the death of West Coast photographer Ruth Marion Baruch the Marin Independent Journal spoke with Special Collections curator Rita Bottoms who discussed Baruch's artistic influences.

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