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June 8, 1998

Making the News

The June 4 issue of Nature ran an article by astronomer Erik Asphaug and colleagues on their simulations of asteroid collisions with earth and measures that could be used to avert "deep impact." The Santa Cruz County Sentinel interviewed Asphaug for a follow-up story.

Ellen Moir, director of teacher education at UCSC, was quoted in a Santa Cruz County Sentinel story on a partnership effort among local educators to train elementary school teachers in reading instruction over the summer.

The comments of psychology and education professor Roland Tharp on bilingual education were printed in an op ed piece in USA Today.

Angela Davis's new book, Blues Legacies and Black Feminism, received two more positive reviews, this time in the San Francisco Weekly and Seattle's The Stranger.

A speech written by literature's Paul Skenazy to introduce author Maxine Hong Kingston was reprinted in San Francisco's Asian Week.

Agroecology's Sean Swezey was tapped recently by the Fresno Bee for a story on organic cotton.

Bettina Aptheker of women's studies was featured in the Stockton Record recently in a story recapping her talk on Proposition 227. Aptheker was also mentioned in a San Jose Mercury News article previewing the state convention of the National Organization for Women.

A Metro Santa Cruz feature focused on sociologist William Domhoff and two recent books he's produced on power, politics, and diversity. The story states, "few sociologists in the past 30 years have had as big an impact on American political culture as G. William Domhoff."

A recent exhibition in Monmouth, Ill., used the works of photographer Norman Locks as its basis. Fiber artists were asked to create a work of their own based on an original piece by Locks. The exhibition was covered in Monmouth's Review-Atlas.

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