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June 15, 1998

Making the News

S. Ravi Rajan of environmental studies was among three featured experts on a live radio program broadcast by KPFA-FM on the subject of nuclear proliferation and the South Asian tests.

Cowell alum Paul Rabwin (1970) was featured in a Santa Cruz County Sentinel story on the topic of his work as one of six producers of the popular TV series, X-Files. Rabwin came back to UCSC this month as Cowell College's 1998 Chapman Smith lecturer.

The Watsonville Register-Pajaronian recently featured a story on a five-year study by UCSC's Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems program. The study--on organic apple-growing techniques in the Pajaro Valley--quoted agroecology's Sean Swezey.

Natural Reserve manager and environmental studies lecturer Maggie Fusari penned an op-ed for the Santa Cruz County Sentinel tackling some of the key points of opposition to locating a new natural history museum at Lighthouse Field. A past president of the Santa Cruz Natural History Museum Association, Fusari argues that "a well sited and designed museum would improve the natural values of Lighthouse Field . . . providing vital environmental stewardship for the parklands."

The work of paleobotanist Scott Wing, a visiting lecturer at UCSC this year, was featured in a recent story in the Sentinel. Wing researches climatic conditions and notes that by understanding the causes of warm weather on earth millions of years ago (when crocodiles were found as far north as Wyoming) we can gain insight on how our climate works today.

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