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Selected Media Coverage: June 10, 2004

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

The New York Times (Sunday circulation: 1,672,965)
Student Internships Keep Boredom at Bay

Lehigh was mentioned in an article on student internships. "Jeff Goldberg, who works for Chase Bank in Mount Kisco and is heading to a business program at Lehigh University next fall, selected an internship that dovetails with his future plans," the article said.
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Scientific Computing World (England)
Computers Extend Life

Lehigh University was part of a research team where one of the fastest supercomputers in the world is being employed to extend the service life of U.S. military airplanes. The Computational Materials Institute (CMI) at Cornell University’s Theory Center is playing a leading part. The research could improve the readiness of critical U.S. military equipment, such as the EA-6B ‘electronic countermeasures’ aeroplane and reduce costs by avoiding unnecessary retirements of equipment. The project should be complete by September 2007.
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Metro (Philadelphia, PA) (Circulation: 154,000)
Lehigh University commencement speaker Kurt Vonnegut was quoted as saying, “If you really want to hurt your parents, but don’t have the nerve to be a homosexual, the least you can do is go into the arts.”
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Standard-Speaker (Hazleton, PA) (Circulation: 21,772)
Student Admitted to Scholars Society

Lehigh University freshman Andrew P. Derr of Conyngham was admitted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, which recognizes first and second-year students who excel academically. The society formed a decade ago on the principal that scholars carry a responsibility to develop leadership. A ceremony honoring him is planned for next fall at Lehigh, where he is a civil engineering major in the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science.
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Legal Intelligencer (Philadelphia, PA) (Circulation: 3,500)
Lawsuits Have Schools on the Defensive, Educators Say

Perry Zirkel, professor of educational leadership at Lehigh, was quoted in another article about the fear of lawsuits that has gripped the nation’s schools, creating a power struggle between the courts and educators who say they have been forced into a defensive teaching mode. Zirkel, who has tracked school lawsuits from the 1940s, said the belief that schools are under attack from the courts is false. "There's a myth that education litigation has exploded in terms of frequency and volume, and that the pendulum in terms of who's winning is in favor of the people suing the school districts," he said. Zirkel, who studied a random sample of school lawsuits filed from the 1940s through 2000, said the number of cases peaked in the 1970s but has dropped at a consistent rate since then. He also found in reviewing cases over the same time period that the courts consistently sided with schools. "If you look at the ultimate outcomes of these frivolous suits, school districts consistently win them," he said.
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The Morning Call Bethlehem Chronicle
Science is more than Beakers and Bunsen Burners

Gary DeLeo, professor of physics at Lehigh, was featured in an article on the 50 appearances he makes annually at local elementary schools. "The way science works is we shake nature and listen to how it rattles," DeLeo said to an Asa Packer Elementary School class he visited recently. DeLeo tries to hook kids into the many mysteries of science early on through the Science Outreach Program. A commitment to bring more science activities to local elementary students, the program includes day events, presentations, and an annual science fair held at Asa Packer Elementary School.
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**Alumni in the News

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Circulation: 386,890)
Complications of the Heart

Dr. Daniel Rader, a cardiologist at the University of Pennsylvania who graduated from Lehigh, was the topic of an article on his research on risk factors for cardiovascular disease. "Rader, a minister's son who grew up in Lancaster, Pa., and attended Lehigh University, wanted to be a doctor since high school," the article said.
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**News of Interest

The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
Mikolas Explores the Psychic Landmark of the Face at Baum

Karel Mikolas, who sculptured a clay head of Asa Packer, the industrialist/legislator who died in 1879, was modeled after a sitter with a similarly long face and facial hair. It's a study for a life-size bronze of Packer, who helped engineer Lehigh University with an 1865 donation of $500,000 and 115 acres. Commissioned by Lehigh alumni, Mikolas' Packer carries a hat and leans on a replica of Packer's cane, which is made of deer vertebrae and is owned by the Asa Packer Mansion in Jim Thorpe. When cast and installed at Lehigh, the sculpture will become a photo-op mascot.
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Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2004

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