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Selected Media Coverage: December 1, 2003

**Lehigh in the News** {online press clippings from other news sources}

The Washington Post (Sunday circulation: 1,049,322)
MSNBC.com

U.S. Plan May Be in Flux as Iraqis Jockey for Postwar Leverage
Henri Barkey, chair of the international relations department, was interviewed for a story on the latest plan to end the U.S. occupation in Iraq. "Iraqis are now watching the calendar," said Barkey. "There's very little incentive to cooperate with the United States, because virtually every actor thinks he can get a better deal after the Americans leave."
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The Los Angeles Times (Sunday circulation: 1,396,045)
Blasts Won't Shatter Turkey's Ties to West

Henri Barkey also wrote an Op-ed on the recent bombings in Turkey. "Although the bombings have the potential to affect Turkish politics and policies, one should not look for a profound message in what has all the trappings of an Al Qaeda operation," Barkey wrote. "The terrorist organization has made no secret of its desire to kill Americans, Jews, and their supposed allies."
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The Times-Picayune (New Orleans) (Circulation: 260,720)
The World Trade Center and other organizations will hold a luncheon briefing on Dec. 4 at noon on "China 2020: Political Implications of Economic Growth" featuring Col. Frank R. Gunter, U.S. Marine Corps Reserves and an associate professor of economics at Lehigh. The program will be held in the Plimsoll Club.
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The News Journal (Circulation: 119,222)
DuPont Hopes Smaller is Stronger

John K. Smith, associate professor of history at Lehigh, was quoted in an article on recent cuts at DuPont. "For much of their history, (DuPont) grew at twice the GDP," he said, referring to the gross domestic product, the sum of all goods and services sold in the United States. "I think they never really gave up the notion that they could find enough new products" to sustain that growth after the post-World War II economic boom faded, he said.
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Institution of Chemical Engineers Journal (Great Britain)
The Morning Call (Sunday circulation: 167,191)
Scientists Must Solve Problems of Developing Nations

Arup SenGupta, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Lehigh, wrote an article on environmental problems overseas. "In Bangladesh and in the eastern part of India, drinking water drawn from underground sources has been responsible for arsenic poisoning affecting more than 100 million people," he wrote. "During my several visits, I saw many of these units standing idle after minor breakdowns due to the absence of any maintenance program. Also noteworthy is the absence of any cohesive plan to dispose of arsenic-loaded toxic material after usage."
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
Small Science to Get Big Funding

Lehigh's Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology was mentioned in an article on Bush's predicted plan to earmark $3.7 billion for the nanotechnology industry. "In the Lehigh Valley, Lehigh University established a center for the study of nanotechnology this year," the article wrote. "At a forum held at Lehigh in October, the center's director, Martin P. Harmer, cited figures saying nanotechnology will employ as many as 2 million people by 2015."
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
Volunteers are Lifeblood for Arts Organizations

Elizabeth Scofield, director of Zoellner Arts Center, wrote a letter to the editor praising volunteers and the companies who sponsor volunteers. "At Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University, for example, nearly 185 men and women volunteer as adjunct curators and docents in the galleries and ushers in the three theaters," she wrote. "They are our lifeblood!"
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The Morning Call (Sunday circulation: 167,191)
''Nutcracker Magic,'' a gala champagne and buffet fund-raiser, Saturday, Dec. 13 at Zoellner Arts Center will follow the 2 p.m. ballet performance. The gala will highlight a 19th Century Christmas in Germany, and is being hosted by the Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley. (Scroll down)
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The Morning Call (Sunday circulation: 167,191)
PBS 39 Makes History with Ambitious Bach
Choir Documentary

Last night, eight months after that call, Channel 39 premiered ''Make A Joyful Noise: The Bach Choir of Bethlehem.'' The 57-minute documentary weaves together historic footage, interviews with choir members and historians and extended segments of the choir's May performance of the Mass in B Minor at its annual Bach Festival in Lehigh University's Packer Memorial Church.
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The Morning Call (Sunday circulation: 167,191)
Northern Lehigh football coach Jim Tkach, a member of the legendary coaching staff at Lehigh University for three years in the early 1980s, was doing fine getting through the postgame interview session Saturday afternoon on the field of J. Birney Crum Stadium. ''It's a freakin' fairy tale,'' Tkach said of his team's PIAA Class 2A Eastern title, earned with a white-knuckled, 10-7 come-from-behind win over Lakeland.
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The Express Times (Circulation: 48,223)
Cities Brace for Fight for Shoppers' Wallets

Sally Handlon, program director at Lehigh's Small Business Development Center (SBDC), was interviewed for a story on the three malls developers are currently racing to build using downtown streetscape-style architecture. "They're trying to recreate Main Street, and we've already got Main Street," Handlon said. "I think it's a concern anytime when you have major development going outside an (urban) area, especially one that's coming back."
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The Express Times (Circulation: 48,223)
A Shared Compassion

Lloyd Steffen, professor of religion and chaplain at Lehigh, was quoted in an article on Ramadan. "Every religious tradition has something to say about compassion, so that does become a common bond," said Steffen. "Religions may disagree on doctrines and believe different things. But they all encourage people to act in ways where they care for other people."
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Posted on Monday, December 01, 2003

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