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January 18, 1999

Making the News

Susanne Jonas of Latin American and Latino studies was interviewed by the Chronicle of Higher Education for an article on new scholarship on immigration. She coedited the new book Immigration: A Civil Rights Issue for the Americas. . . . Jonas also received a call about her work from Hispanic Radio Network.

The New York Times covered the release of a book on Emily Dickinson coedited by literature's Ellen Louise Hart. The book is titled Open Me Carefully: Emily Dickinson's Intimate Letters to Susan Huntington Dickinson, which, the reviewer says, puts Dickinson's poetic voice in a "fresh and overdue context."

Psychology's Aída Hurtado was quoted prominently in a recent story in the San Jose Mercury News about the need for higher expectations for Latino students. Hurtado was cited for her work on the UC Latino Eligibility Project.

Delta School, the charter school located at Crown College, was featured in a Santa Cruz County Sentinel article about new educational software being developed in part by Ed Landesman, professor emeritus of mathematics at UCSC.

San Francisco's Jewish Bulletin covered a public talk by literature professor Murray Baumgarten on Jewish gangsters. Baumgarten explored the ethical framework that enabled some Jews to turn comfortably to organized crime.

Look for Mark Majeski on TCI's Central Coast Magazine starting next month. Majeski, head of athletics, will be featured as part of the TV magazine's opening segment, in which he discusses the campus's slimy but beloved mascot.

Conductor Nicole Paiement and the UCSC Orchestra and Choir were featured in Coast Weekly recently for a concert they performed in Monterey.

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