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Volume 58, Number 2    August 23, 2010         

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Pitch-perfect cetacians
Acoustical specialist and Professor of Physics Roger Bland was featured in an Aug. 9 San Francisco Chronicle story about his research revealing that blue whale songs are sung with consistent pitch, unlike other species who use a widely varied repertoire of songs. "We can only speculate what they mean and wonder just what adaptive advantage the (songs) may give the whales in their evolution," he said. Bland's research has also been featured in numerous print, web and broadcast media outlets.

Dellums declines second term
An Aug. 5 San Jose Mercury News story about Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums' decision not to seek a second term featured comments by Robert Smith, professor of political science. Smith, who has followed Dellums' political career was not surprised: "He understands that people in the city are not happy with what he has done," Smith said. "I think he thinks he can't win another election. Even if he could win, I don't think he would run."

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