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Volume 59, Number 6    September 19, 2011         

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Economic erosion
On Sept. 13 KGO-TV's ABC7 News reported on a new study coauthored by Associate Professor of Economics Philip King that predicts significant economic impacts to California from rising sea levels. "Sea level rise will send reverberations throughout local and state economies," King said. "More than 80 percent of Californians live in coastal communities and California's beaches support local economies and critical natural species."

Trekking on
Professor of Cinema Daniel Bernardi was interviewed for a Sept. 8 CBS News story about the enduring appeal of the Star Trek science fiction franchise. "The show played to our obsession with NASA and with spaceflight and what might be out there," Bernardi said. The series helped move society forward and, "you can't underestimate the power of that. That's popular culture at its best."

Anniversary apprehension
Professor of Race and Resistance Studies Rabab Abdulhadi commented for a Sept. 8 San Francisco Examiner article on the safety concerns shared by Muslims and people from the Middle East and South Asia related to the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Despite the prevailing acceptance in the Bay Area, "there is always the sense that you have to be careful," Abdulhadi said. "There is always this radar."

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