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The following are full-length versions of articles that appeared in the April 4, 1997, newsprint edition of Currents.

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Board of Regents approves plan for MBEST Center

Extended UCSC family gathers for Banana Slug Spring Fair on April 19

Students will vote this spring on increase in child care fee

Led by UCSC, University of California becomes first academic partner in global coral reef initiative

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UCSC professor explores Germany's 'predicament'

NSF renews its support of CAMP program

Understanding the impact of free trade on American jobs

NASA Ames and UCSC researchers discuss collaborations in astrobiology

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Job shadow program exposes high schoolers to the working world

Psychologist's research bridges the gender gap

Donald Osterbrock recounts first century of history at Yerkes Observatory

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NEH grant supports development of new approach to teaching 'classics'

Soc Sci Media Lab: The division's unique teaching asset

New book demystifies World Wide Web for students and educators

Sociologist testifies on racial bias in jury selection, proposes changes to increase diversity

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Research Update:

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Discussing equity in faculty salaries

Electrical engineering major gets senate OK

Whitworth named Artist of the Year

Newton's laws subject of London symposium

Making 'gateway' courses successful

Discussing the issues teenage women face

UCSC earns kudos from United Way

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