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Selected Media Coverage: October 26, 2004

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

Wired (Circulation: 507,816)
The Crusade Against Evolution

Michael Behe, professor of biological sciences at Lehigh, was mentioned in an article along with his 1996 book, “Darwin’s Black Box.” Behe contended that natural selection can’t explain the “irreducible complexity” of molecular mechanisms like the bacterial flagellum, because its integrated parts offer no selective advantages on their own. Two years later, in “The Design Inference,” William Dembski, a philosopher and mathematician at Baylor University, proposed that any biological system exhibiting “information” that is both “complex” (highly improbably) and “specified” (serving a particular function) cannot be a product of chance or natural law. The only remaining option is an intelligent designer – whether God or an alien life force. These ideas became the cornerstones of Behe's theory, Intelligent Design, and he proclaimed the evidence for design to be “one of the greatest achievements in the history of science.”
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The Baltimore Sun (Circulation: 304,244)
Sparrows Point’s Owner is Sold to Dutch Company

Mary Deily, associate professor of economics at Lehigh, was quoted in an article about ISG being sold to Indian-born billionaire Lakshmi N. Mittal for $4.5 billion, creating the world’s largest steelmaker. “I think if China continues to grow, we should see stronger steel prices for some time,” said Deily. Ross has succeeded in turning around ISG largely through favorable labor deals that have become the envy of the industry, she said. Those agreements have provided fuel for the latest round of consolidation in the industry. The deal should be good news for Sparrows Point, Deily said, because the plant has port access and is the only integrated steel plant on the Eastern Seaboard. That opens up opportunities for Mittal to ship European steel and raw materials to Baltimore for further finishing and sale in America. “I don't see why they'd buy ISG if they didn't want to hang on to the capacity, and Sparrows Point doesn't seem like one that would be marked for closing,” she said.
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
Mind Your Political Manners

Elizabeth Scofield, director of Lehigh University’s Zoellner Arts Centers, was quoted in an article about manners and politics. Manners that apply to everyday conflicts are especially important in the hyper, hyped-up final days of Campaign 2004, etiquette experts say. Scofield, who teaches an etiquette course at Lehigh, points out that political talk is considered bad etiquette because etiquette is about making people feel comfortable. Sometimes political talk does anything but. So the decision whether to talk politics is personal: “If you want to avoid discomfort, you avoid the subject,” Scofield says. If someone tries to engage you in political talk and you're uncomfortable with that, there are a plenty of ways to deflect the topic. “You don't have to tell anyone your thoughts. You could say, ‘There's a reason the Constitution guarantees a private vote. I'd rather not discuss politics,’” she says.
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The Morning Call (Sunday Circulation: 167,191)
“Visions, Evocations and Dreams” Marks Multiple Anniversaries in Unique Ways

The Lehigh University Choral Arts concerts this Friday and Saturday, called “Visions, Evocations and Dreams,” can be described as much as a “circus sideshow” as a “musical celebration” of the university's 130 years of choral music, the Choral Union's 20th anniversary and Steven Sametz's quarter century as a Lehigh educator. Concert-goers will find quite a different atmosphere from the usual formal surroundings.
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)

Marcia Ann Gillespie, former Essence and Ms. magazine editor-in-chief talked about “Our Bodies, Our Vote: Women's Health and the Election,” yesterday in Whitaker Hall.
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
Business Calendar: Oct. 25

On Wednesday, Lehigh University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) program will host “Finding the Right Employees” from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in Room 85, Rauch Business Center.
Also on Wednesday, the SBDC program, “Managing Human Resources in Small Companies,” first in a three-part human resources certificate series, will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m., Rauch Business Center.
On Thursday, the Manufacturers Resource Center workshop, “Generating Sales Leads,” featuring Dennis Caruso, author and professional motivational sales trainer, will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 125 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem.
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The Express Times (Circulation: 50,522)

A photo of children walking down the steps carrying pumpkins they carved at Spooktacular, a community event held at Lehigh, appeared in the local section. Spooktacular is a themed tour of the university’s campus for the city’s elementary school children.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 26, 2004

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