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Selected Media Coverage: October 19, 2004

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

Women’s Health

Women’s Health magazine, a new publication by Rodale, Inc., quoted Joel Ingersoll, staff psychologist at Lehigh and coordinator of alcohol and drug services, in an article on problem drinking in women. “How much drinking is okay depends entirely on the individual,” Ingersoll said. “If someone has a family history of alcoholism or any kind of health problem or a history that involves problems related to alcohol, even one drink a day is too much.” He went on to say, “Too often people without a diagnosed drinking problem forget that alcohol is a drug that can be harmful, so they don’t give it a second thought.”
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Builder (Circulation: 145,000)
Stigma Zoning

Stephen Thode, associate professor finance and law at Lehigh, was quoted in an article about how a new study aims to quantify the cumulative negative effect on home values caused by undesirable neighborhood features such as landfills and airports. Liability for depressed housing values, says Thode, often leans too heavily on a single bad factor, when many sites should share the blame. He suggests an alternative system of “clustering” industrial features into something called a “stigma zone” to assess their impact on local housing. “I really start with what you can see, small, or hear…In measuring how much impact something has, you have to look first at what is the extent of the stigma zone – how far out it extends. If you live downwind of a landfill, for example, and the primary issue is odor, [home] values [there] are affected more than those who live upwind.”
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The News Journal (Delaware) (Circulation: 119,222)
Before the FDA, Cocaine for Kids

Ned Heindel, professor of chemistry at Lehigh and president of the American Chemical Society, will speak on Wednesday night about Harvey Washington Wiley, the father of federal food and drug regulations and a crusader who helped to rein in the once-flourishing patent medicine market. The lecture is being hosted by the Delaware chapter of the American Chemical Society. Heindel, a medicinal chemist, is an amateur historian of patent medicines, which evolved when regional pharmacists commercialized folk medicines for a broader market, he said. Alcohol was often the primary active ingredient of these concoctions, and many also were fortified with chloroform, opium, cocaine or marijuana. “It was a matter of course that when you got patent medicine, you got some drinking booze,” Heindel said. But the medicines also caused deaths when marketed to soothe infants or to induce miscarriages, sparking public outrage.
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Principal Leadership (Circulation: 42,000)
Choosing the Right Package

George White, professor and program coordinator of educational leadership at Lehigh, wrote an article on students who fall below basic level on the state literacy exam. The article features a principal and an eighth-grade social studies teacher at Excelsior Middle School. “The staff development program must develop a distinct middle level aspect apart from the elementary and second programs in the district,” White wrote. “Middle level educators cannot be treated as interchangeable parts of the school district any more than an elementary teacher is viewed as transferable to a high school setting.”
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Principal Leadership (Circulation: 42,000)
An ADHD Primer

George White also co-wrote an article together with George DuPaul, professor and program coordinator of school psychology at Lehigh. The article addressed how a combination of medication and behavioral interventions tend to yield the greatest improvement in social skills and school performance for students with ADHD. “Children with ADHD typically first exhibit symptoms of this disorder during their preschool or early elementary school years, and it is highly likely that these symptoms will continue throughout their lives,” the article aid. “Boys are three times more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than girls. Throughout the course of an academic year, principals must deal with many issues that affect the lives of students.”
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Construction Specifier (Circulation: 24,000)
Steel Castings Find Applications in Building Construction

Lehigh University’s Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems (ATLSS) was mentioned in an article about developing a self-aligning, beam-to-column connection for improved safety and productivity in erection. It uses steel castings to manufacture a complex wedge-shaped extension on the beam, and a similar wedge-shaped slot on the column.
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Business Talk New York (AM 540 WLIE)
Dick Barsness, professor emeritus of management at Lehigh, was interviewed this morning on the radio station Business Talk New York (AM 540 WLIE). The subject was "Black Monday", Oct. 19, 1987, the worst one-day drop in U.S. stock market history. The interview dealt with the circumstances that led to Black Monday and whether subsequent developments make a similar catastrophic decline unlikely in the future.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2004

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