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Selected Media Coverage: November 12, 2004

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

Atlanta Journal Constitution (Circulation: 400,893)
Little Town: Bethlehem (Pa.) Residents Follow Their Own Christmas Star

Lehigh University was mentioned in an article as being part of the Christmas City. The stage is set for another magical season here in Christmas City USA — the perfect backdrop for a celebration that includes a German-style Christkindlmarkt, concerts by the von Trapp Children and the Bach Choir of Bethlehem, museum exhibits, horse-drawn carriage rides, a Nativity pageant, and traditional Moravian Christmas displays known as putz.
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Christian Science Monitor (Circulation: 75,639)
Pessimists Will Have to Wait, as Housing Boom Rolls On

Stephen Thode, associate professor finance and law and director of the Goodman Center for Real Estate Studies at Lehigh, was quoted in an article about the housing boom. Experts note that over the past five years there's been a pretty substantial run-up in housing prices. “That can't sustain itself for any period of time. We learned that lesson in the '70s,” says Thode. “I'm not predicting any collapse in the real estate market, but what goes on in the next six to nine months may not be sustainable for the next three to five years.” Indeed, he says, barring any unexpected jolts in the economy, don't expect any signs of a major change in the housing market until the cherry blossoms bloom next spring.
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Advance of Bucks County
Yardley News
Buddist Gathering

Kenneth Kraft, professor of religious studies at Lehigh and author of books and papers on Zen Buddhism and social action, presented “What is the Sound of the Liberty Bell? Reflections on Buddhism and Democracy,” on October 24 as part of The Won Institute of Graduate Studies’ conference titled, “Buddhism in the Delaware Valley.” Relating the Buddhist notion of liberation to the idea of liberty, Kraft explored the religion's emphasis on self-understanding and its application to modern problems.
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
The Express Times
Show of Force no Longer Enough, McHale Says

Paul McHale, assistant secretary of defense for homeland security and Lehigh alumnus, spoke to an audience of mostly college students at Neville Hall on Thursday. Predictions of terrorists waging biological warfare on American soil have not come true in the three years since the Sept. 11 attacks, but the nation is far from safe, McHale said. The United States must remain vigilant and flexible to deal with the ''continually changing nature of terrorism.”
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
Scholar Gary Rendsburg talked about the unexpected ways women are portrayed in the Bible, on November 10 in Maginnes Hall.
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
Regional Arts, Entertainment and Culture Calendar

At Zoeller Arts Center on November 12, Dresden Philharmonic: Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos conducts the 135-year-old orchestra in an all-Brahms program: Violin Concerto and Symphony No. 1. There will be a pre-show lecture at 7 p.m. in Zoellner Room 145 by Paul Hsun-Ling Chou, Lehigh associate professor of music at Lehigh University.
On November 13, Lehigh University presents Fusion Fest: Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Tribute: Bill Warfield leads a tribute to trumpeter-cornetist Jones and big band drummer Lewis, whose orchestra, founded in 1965 in New York, became one of the top big bands. 8 p.m. Tickets: $18; $16, seniors and LVAIC; $5, students and children. Lehigh University, Zoellner Arts Center, Baker Hall.
On November 14, Lehigh University Jazz Ensemble, Band & Combo: Bill Warfield directs big band music. (Part of the Zeek children's educational series.) 3 p.m. Tickets: $15; $13, seniors and LVAIC; $5, students and children. Lehigh University, Zoellner Arts Center.
On November 19, Virsky Ukrainian National Dance Company: The dance ensemble conveys their culture using extraordinary flips and spins. Free pre-show lecture at 7 p.m. in Room 145 by Albert Kipa, head of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Muhlenberg College. 8 p.m. Sold out. Lehigh University, Zoellner Arts Center.
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
Concerts

Lehigh University Jazz Ensemble, Band & Combo, Sun., 3 p.m., Lehigh University, Zoellner Arts Center, 420 E. Packer Ave., Bethlehem, 610-758-2787.
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The Express Times (Circulation: 50,522)
A photograph in the local section showed Lehigh University students Daniel Pfautz and Bella Merimsky slicing fruits and vegetables during a cooking competition modeled after the popular television show “Iron Chef” as part of Lehigh’s International Week 2004. Three teams of Lehigh students had one hour to prepare a dish using tiger shrimp.
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Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal (Circulation: 10,200)
Sally Handlon, program director for business education at Lehigh University’s Small Business Development Center, was quoted in an article about how successful companies acknowledge the demands and responsibilities of family life and, when possible, adapt schedules and policies to accommodate those realities. “The small business owner needs to understand the demands of the employees and really try to coordinate if there is child care, if there is eldercare, or if there’s a need to take some time off for a period of time,” says Handlon. “They have really got to work with the employee. And the employees need to work with the business owner so the business owner can help.”
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**News of Interest

Star-Ledger (Sunday Circulation: 610,542)

Lehigh University was mentioned in an article about the debate between Charlie Dent and Joe Driscoll that was held at Lehigh on October 21.
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
The Express Times
Ben Franklin Lends Cash to Two Firms at Incubator

Ben Franklin Technology Partners, which runs a business incubator at Lehigh University, will lend $248,000 to two companies in its business incubator in Bethlehem. Membrane Assays will receive $150,000 in loans to manufacture chips for use in prescription drug research. RCD Technology Corp. will receive $98,000 to continue development of antennas that are used as radio frequency identification tags.
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Posted on Friday, November 12, 2004

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