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Selected Media Coverage: November 9, 2004

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

Laser Focus World (Circulation: 69,000)
Lehigh University Focuses on Glass Research

Lehigh University has received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish an international research center supporting research into glass. The International Materials Institute for New Functionality in Glasses (IMI) will sponsor research into six new potential uses for glass, says IMI director Himanshu Jain, Diamond Chair Professor of materials science and engineering at Lehigh. These are glassy metamaterials, including novel glasses and nanocomposites; functional coatings; glasses engineered for strength; ionic functionality; optical functionality; and biofunctionality. Jain says the IMI will also promote glass research in the US, whose leadership in the field is being challenged by nations in Europe and Asia.
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Collegebound Magazine, October 2004
Neal Hoffman, political science major at Lehigh and member of Lehigh's College Republicans, was featured in an article titled, “Making Politics a Priority,” which focused on four students across the country who were involved with politics as part of their campus life. “It's a lot of pressure and a lot of work,” says Hoffman about the more prominent profile politics sometimes results in.
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
The Express Times

Students, faculty and staff carried the 60 flags represented at Lehigh across campus in the Parade of Nations and Territories yesterday as a kick-off to Lehigh’s International Week 2004. “Lehigh’s international presence has grown exponentially in just the last few years,” said Bill Hunter, director of the Office of International Students and Scholars. “We’re active in most corners of the world. We take this week to celebrate all the countries, cultures and people who make up Lehigh’s international community.” Other events this week will include international cooking, music and films; Diwali, the Indian festival of lights; and a keynote address on Thursday from Paul McHale, assistant secretary of defense for homeland security.
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The Brass Herald, October 2004
David Diggs, lecturer in Lehigh’s music department, authored an article on the Eley Recording Project, who has begun the editing process on the historic recording of the music of the first Regimental Band of the Coldstream Guards. The recording will honor the genius of Christopher Eley, who traveled to England in 1785 at the request of the Duke of York and introduced a new, bolder sound for military bands. “What Eley created was a band of enormous power, yet capable of great subtlety in tonal color and dynamic shading; a band requiring first-rate performers and yet an ensemble to inspire emulation,” wrote Diggs.
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FNS Daybook
Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice

Lloyd Steffen, professor and chaplain at Lehigh, was mentioned as being one of the participants for the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice when it holds a news briefing, “Defining ‘Moral Values’ for the Next Four Years.” This will be held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on November 9.
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Lehigh Valley Style
Steven Sametz, professor and Ulrich Chair in music at Lehigh, was featured in the Holiday 2004 issue of Lehigh Valley Magazine. Sametz's work with Lehigh University Choral Arts, which is celebrating 130 years of vocal tradition, was highlighted, along with the work of the recently deceased Robert Cutler, the former director of LU Choral Arts.
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
U.S. Must Recommit, With Caution, to Middle East Peace

Eli Schwartz, professor emeritus of economics and finance at Lehigh, wrote an op-ed on a major terrorist atrocity that took place last month in Taba, an Egyptian resort in the Sinai on the Red Sea, close to the border with Israel. “The terrorists may have thought Taba was a deserving target because symbolically, it was the site of the peace accord,” Schwartz wrote. “The attack was multi-targeted. It killed Israeli tourists, Egyptian hotel workers, and tourists from other countries who might consort with Israelis, and it wrecked havoc on the Hilton hotel run by Americans. Perhaps the results were not what was expected.”
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
Berman Art Makes Splash at Sotheby’s

Lehigh University’s Berman Center for Jewish Studies was one of the beneficiaries who benefited from the Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation Sotheby's auction house in Manhattan. The Berman collection was on the block Thursday and Friday.
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
Oles Smolansky, professor emeritus of international relations at Lehigh, spoke at the First Presbyterian Church’s Hi Neighbors Program yesterday on “Eternal Conflict—Iraq and Palestine.” Hi Neighbors is a weekly program free to the public.
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 167,191)
In Zoellner Arts Center, Howard Finster: Revealing the Masterworks, 1980-1999, and The Finster Cosmology: One of three simultaneous exhibitions by noted outside visionary artist Finster. Also showing “Howard Finster Paradise Garden” in DuBois Gallery at Maginnes Hall and “Howard Finster: Prints and the Cloud Portfolio” in Siegel Gallery at Iacocca Hall. Through Dec. 19.
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
Business Calendar

On Wednesday, the Lehigh University Small Business Development Center program, “Human Resources — Compliance and Legal Issues,” will take place from 6:30-9:30 p.m., Room 85, Rauch Business Center, 621 Taylor St., Bethlehem.
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The Express Times
Lehigh Students Walk to Fight Breast Cancer

Members of the Alpha Phi Sorority and Delta Phi Fraternity traversed the hills of Lehigh University's campus Saturday, raising money and awareness for breast cancer research. About 80 students who pledged at least $10 toward the cause participated in Saturday's walk. Staci Balbirer, a junior from Chicago and member of the Alpha Phi Sorority, helped organize the walk. In all, the event raised about $1,500. Proceeds go to the Lehigh Valley chapter of the American Cancer Society for local cancer research.
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**Athletics in the News

Washington Post (Sunday Circulation: 1,007,487)
Special Teams Are Anything But for Hoyas

If any of the 2,111 at Harbin Field yesterday believed Georgetown stood a chance at upsetting Lehigh, those thoughts quickly dissipated after the No. 9 Mountain Hawks returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown. It was the start of a disturbing special teams trend for the Hoyas, 49-18 losers despite perhaps their best offensive game of the season. The defeat, the Hoyas' third straight in the Patriot Lea

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