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Selected Media Coverage: March 5, 2004

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

WSJ.com (Wall Street Journal on line)
Dow Jones Newswire
Hedge Gains Sustained DaimlerChrysler

Hedges may have been the best machines DaimlerChrysler produced last year. James Largay, professor of accounting at Lehigh, commented on financing and accounting practices at DaimlerChrysler. As its North American manufacturing unit struggled with a costly turnaround and the U.S. dollar plunged 20% against the euro, the German auto giant had in place hedges that delivered slightly more than EUR2.5 billion in gains. According to Largay, in 2003, "hedging largely neutralized the unfavorable exchange rate movements over which Daimler has no control." The question, said Largay, is how well DaimlerChrysler can sustain its high-performance hedging machine. "Any unhedged position is at risk."
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International Herald Tribune (France)
Meanwhile: The French Know How to Make a Meal of It

Karen Evans Stout, associate professor of educational leadership at Lehigh, compared lunch practices at hundreds of schools in the United States, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France and other countries. She found striking differences between Americans’ lunch habits and those of other cultures.
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Beirut Daily Star
Sistani Conceded, So the US Should Bend On Elections

Henri Barkey, chair of the international relations department at Lehigh, wrote an Op-Ed in the Beirut Daily Star on the importance of elections in Iraq and the role that Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani can play in that process. "A Sistani victory would send a powerful message to all Iraqis and people of the region: It is possible to have a nonviolent argument with the U.S. and win." Barkey wrote. "That would be a sharp rebuff to those who have mobilized to fight Washington with violence and terrorism."
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Circulation: 468,211)
Engineer Wants “Intelligent Design” Taught in Schools

Michael Behe, professor of biological sciences at Lehigh, was quoted in an article regarding Darwin's theory of evolution. Intelligent design challenges the idea that such a natural process on its own could lead to the complex details of biology. Behe says that system is too complex to have developed by evolution. That's because organisms that have only partially evolved - say, with one or two clotting proteins in place - cannot compete with those that have not evolved at all, Behe argues. One can only imply the "guidance of an intelligent agent," Behe wrote in 1996.
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**Athletics in the News

USA Today (Circulation: 2,602,556)
Lehigh Riding High Since Taylor Took Over

The year before Billy Taylor became head coach of the Lehigh men's basketball team, the Mountain Hawks were 5-22. In his two years at the controls, Taylor has produced 33 wins, one more than in the four previous seasons combined, en route to the team's first Patriot League regular-season title this year. Lehigh begins play in the conference tournament Saturday as the No. 1 seed against Navy. click here

St. Petersburg Times (Circulation: 354,869)
Myrtle Beach Sun News (Circulation: 9,200)

Lehigh's Austen Rowland was picked as the player of the year, and Billy Taylor earned coach of the year for the second straight time.
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**News of Interest

The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
The Express Times (Circulation: 50,522)
South Side Designation Would Attract Growth Around Lehigh

Mayor John Callahan on Thursday said the city hopes to be awarded a special state zone tied to Lehigh University's technological and research expertise that will attract new business to the South Side. The Keystone Innovation Zone, a new initiative under Gov. Ed Rendell's economic stimulus proposal, provides incentives for businesses to locate near universities and other community institutions. ''Universities like Lehigh are engines for economic development, and progress is made through partnerships, like in the proposed KIZ,'' Lehigh spokesman Andrew Stanten said. ''Universities anchor communities, generate a technology work force, contribute to the brain gain, attract companies and jobs and create new companies and attract investment."
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
“God Squad” Speaks at Lehigh University

More than 400 people attended a lecture at Lehigh University on Wednesday evening by the “God Squad”. The event was sponsored by the Kenner Lecture, the Philip and Muriel Berman Center for Jewish Studies, Lehigh's Hillel Society and Newman Center and The Morning Call.
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
Plan Ahead: Physical Journey

''The Bridge,'' a multimedia, multi-path journey through a patient's illness, will be exhibited from April 7 through June 20 in the main gallery of Lehigh University's Zoellner Arts Center. The show contains works by two physicians. Rick Levinson's two-dimensional art, sculpture and video illustrate poems from Marc Straus' collection ''The Bridge.'' The title refers to the bridge between doctor and patient, self and place.
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Posted on Friday, March 05, 2004

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