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Selected Media Coverage: December 17, 2004

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

Yahoo Finance
CBS Marketwatch.com
Greater Philadelphia Business
Expert in Optimization, David Wu, Appointed Dean

David Wu, Iacocca Professor and chair of the industrial and systems engineering department at Lehigh, has been named dean of the university's P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science. Wu's appointment was announced by Mohamed El-Aasser, who served as Lehigh's engineering dean before his appointment Nov. 1 as university provost. "I believe David Wu will be an outstanding dean," said El-Aasser. "In six years as chair of industrial and systems engineering (ISE), he has overseen a marked improvement in his department's national reputation. He has also earned a reputation as an effective mentor of new faculty and graduate students while gaining international renown for his research in optimization, logistics and supply chain modeling. I am confident that, with his team-building leadership style, David will help take the Rossin College and the university to the next level of educational excellence."
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KFBK-AM Sacramento
Liz Scofield, director of Zoellner Arts Center who also teaches a course on etiquette at Lehigh, was interviewed for a story on holiday etiquette on KFBK-AM in Sacramento, California. The piece aired yesterday afternoon.
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KCPW (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Rajan Menon, the Monroe J. Rathbone Professor of International Relations at Lehigh, was interviewed by KCPW, the NPR affiliate in Salt Lake City, Utah, on an op-ed he wrote on Afghanistan, which ran in the Dec. 14th edition of the Los Angeles Times. Menon's interview is expected to air from 11 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 21st.
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Health.com Web Exclusive
Sally White, dean and professor of the College of Education at Lehigh, was featured on Health.com for a "Get up and go" article. The article discussed people who spread the gospel of regular exercise—researchers, physical therapists, nutritionists, fitness authors. But with everything else going on in their lives, even the most devoted experts sometimes find it hard to motivate themselves. “I always buy two pairs of workout clothes at a time, so I can keep a bag of clothes in my car and another set at home. And I keep my shoes near the door, where I trip on them when I go out—another reminder to exercise,” White said. “My research has shown that one of the key things is to find the exercise that matches your needs. If you’re looking for time for yourself and a chance to reflect, a gym routine or walking are options. If you’re social and prefer a collaborative environment, try to find a team sport or class you like.”
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KDKA (Pittsburgh)
Michael Behe, professor of biological sciences at Lehigh, appeared as a guest on the Mike Pentex show on December 15. He discussed Dover Area School District parents’ decision to file a federal lawsuit aimed at blocking the Dover Area School Board's teaching of "intelligent design" in a ninth-grade biology course. The Dover board voted 6-3 in October to require teachers to present intelligent design theory as an alternative to evolution, which must be taught under state academic standards. Perhaps the best-known scientist in the intelligent design movement is Behe. Behe agrees that living things evolved from common ancestors, but he says Charles Darwin's description of how evolution occurs -- natural selection among random mutations -- cannot explain the complexity he observes as a biochemist.
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Mysan.de, Germany
Questions and Answers about Intelligent Design

Michael Behe was also mentioned in an article about the current media attention his intelligent design theory is receiving. “Intelligent design theory is supported by doctoral scientists, researchers and theorists at a number of universities, colleges, and research institutes around the world. These scholars include biochemist Michael Behe at Lehigh University, microbiologist Scott Minnich at the University of Idaho, biologist Paul Chien at the University of San Francisco, emeritus biologist Dean Kenyon at San Francisco State University, mathematician William Dembski at Baylor University, and quantum chemist Henry Schaefer at the University of Georgia, among others,” the article said.
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MCAD Café (California)
Pittsburgh Digital Greenhouse Merges With The Robotics Foundry

Lehigh was mentioned in an article about the Pittsburgh Digital Greenhouse merging with The Robotics Foundry, an independent, non-profit economic development organization formed to accelerate the growth of the emerging, agile robotics industry.
In 2005, The Technology Collaborative will continue to broaden its focus beyond western Pennsylvania, driven in large part by an innovative research and development partnership that includes Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, Penn State University, Drexel University, and Lehigh University.
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Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
The Age (Australia)
Different Cultures a Key Challenge as Lenova takes over IBM’s PC

Geraldo Vasconcellos, professor of finance and law at Lehigh, was quoted in an article about Chinese technology giant Lenova absorbing US-based IBM’s personal computer business. “The difference in corporate cultures would normally be a formidable obstacle," said Vasconcellos. "But American companies have been investing massively in China for some time now.”
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Phi Delta Kappan (Circulation: 100,000)
Courtside: Foul Play?

Perry A. Zirkel, University Professor of Education and Law in the College of Education at Lehigh, wrote an article for the December 2004 issue of Phi Delta Kappan. After being passed over for the position of boy's varsity basketball coach in favor of a much less experienced male colleague, Geraldine Fuhr filed suit in federal district court, alleging that the school district had engaged in sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The overriding lesson of this case is to beware of sex stereotypes, whether in school or on the court; otherwise, you'll go to school in court. Women have broken the glass ceiling with regard to the superintendency and the high school principalship. The remaining goals are the head coach positions for boys' basketball and ultimately, football.
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**Athletics in the News

Newsday (Circulation: 579,351)
The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
The Express Times
Lehigh TE Bergen is All-American Again

Adam Bergen, Lehigh University's senior tight end, said he has been having a good time. On Tuesday, it was The Sports Network. On Wednesday it was the Associated Press and on Thursday, the American Football Coaches Association made it a clean sweep. ''It's not a huge shock,'' he said. ''Coming into this season I expected to be the best tight end in Division I-AA. I worked hard to become the best. Still, it's nice to be recognized. The words 'All-America' have a nice ring to them.'' So does the phrase ''NFL prospect.'' That's Bergen's focus now. He is excited about participating in the East-West Shrine Game in San Francisco Jan. 15. ''It's a chance to show what I can do while on the same field with the All-Americans from places like Miami and USC,'' Bergen said.
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**News of Interest

The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
Ben Franklin Providing $574,250

Ben Franklin Technology Partners announced Thursday $574,250 in support of regional economic development, including $300,000 for two Lehigh Valley companies. Ben Franklin will lend $150,000 to Online Staffing Solutions of Allentown. The company is in the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center at 905 Harrison St., an incubation center for startup businesses. Ben Franklin also will lend $150,000 to PeopleForce. The startup company employs two full-time workers in the Ben Franklin Business Incubator at 115 Research Drive in Bethlehem.
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
The Express Times
South Side Sounds Off on School Site

Lehigh University was mentioned in an article about Broughal Middle School moving to its Mountaintop Campus. Broughal Middle School is a part of Bethlehem's South Side community and that is how many residents and parents want it to stay, they told officials of the Bethlehem Area School District on Wednesday night.
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The Express Times
Program Gets UGI Donation

Lehigh University was mentioned in an article about UGI Utilities Inc. pledging $75,000 toward the South Bethlehem Keystone Innovation Zone, with the money committed to technology involving natural gas. The company and Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp. announced UGI's financial commitment could include natural gas vehicles, fuel use for buildings, fuel-cell research and green building design. Lehigh University and Northampton Community College are among the partners
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Posted on Friday, December 17, 2004

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