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Selected Media Coverage: May 24, 2009

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

The Washington Post (Saturday Circulation: 718,109)
Kurds Want a Top Post in Iraq; Leaders Threaten Boycott of Planned Interim Government

Henri Barkey, chair of the international relations department at Lehigh, was quoted in an article about the situation in Iraq. According to Kurdish and U.S. sources, Iraq’s Kurdish leaders are telling a top U.S. envoy that they want one of the two top positions in the new interim government – president or prime minister – or they will not participate in the body that is scheduled to take over when the U.S. hands over limited authority on June 30. "They don't want to be a token," Barkey says. "There's no question that Barzani and Talabani are bargaining."
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South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Circulation: 282,538)
The Mean Scene: It’s Everywhere

Robert Rosenwein, professor of sociology at Lehigh, was quoted in an article about our current cultural callousness. "If you read the papers from a hundred years ago, the things that politicians said about each other would make your hair stand on end," says Rosenwein. "Politics are actually much less mean than they were many generations ago."
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**Athletics in the News

Newsday (Sunday Circulation: 579,351)
Pittsburgh Post Gazette (Circulation: 248,176)
Wrestler McCoy Earns Spot in Second Olympics

Kerry McCoy, who continues to work on Lehigh University’s coaching staff, made his second consecutive Olympic team in the heavyweight freestyle category.
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**Alumni in the News

The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)

Seymour Traub, who received a master’s degree in business administration from Lehigh, was recently promoted to senior vice president and general counsel of St. Luke's Hospital and Health Network.

Bob Bilheimer, who received a master’s degree in business administration from Lehigh, was recently promoted to manager of government relations for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

Charles R. Tomko, who received a bachelor’s degree from Lehigh, recently became a shareholder of Cowan Associates, Inc. in Quakertown.
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**News of Interest

The Morning Call (Sunday Circulation: 167,191)
Art Exhibits: Sunday, May 23

Lehigh University, Dubois Gallery, Maginnes Hall. Killing Ground: Photographs of the Civil War and Changing American Landscape: John Huddleston pairs archival Civil war images with photographs of the same sites, at the same time of day and year. Through June 30.
Once Upon a Time in Havana Harbor: The U.S.S. Maine: Vintage prints made from glass lantern slides of the 1890s, with scenes of Cuba and the battleship Maine, and those who manned her. Included are ship's artifacts from the Robert Sayre collection. Guest curator: Patricia McAndrew. Through June 30.

The Bridge -- A journey through illness: Artist Rick Levinson and poet Marc Straus, both physicians, collaborate in an exhibition of art, sculpture, video and poetry that allows a rare glimpse into a patient's journey from health to illness. The installation draws from a collection of Straus's poems, "The Bridge." Through June 20. Lehigh University, Zoellner Arts Center, 420 E. Packer Ave., Bethlehem.
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Posted on Monday, May 24, 2004

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