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Selected Media Coverage: October 1, 2004

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

Nature.com (UK)
New Kerala (India)
Popcorn Gets Poppier

Lehigh was mentioned in an article on the physics of popcorn. “When Paul Quinn was a graduate student at Lehigh University in 1999, he started wondering how to get more pop from his corn,” the article said. “He studied under Daniel Hong of Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, who died two years ago. As ong and Quinn sat in a session on the physics of food at a meeting of the American Physical Society, they realized that the characteristics of popcorn hinge on the behavior of hot gases. How is it done? The trick is simple: just pop the kernels at a lower pressure. Paul Quinn of Kutztown University in Pennsylvania and Joseph Both of the Stanford School of Medicine in California achieved this by fitting a simple vacuum pump to the pressure cooker in which they popped their corn.”
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PhysOrg.com
Mayuresh Kothare, the R.L. McCann Assistant Professor of chemical engineering at Lehigh, and Mark Arnold, assistant professor of computer science, were mentioned in an article about chip-controlled devices. “Researchers at Lehigh University, using technology developed by ADCUS Inc., a South Korea-based semiconductor design company, are seeking to download an entire computer control software program onto a chip,” the article said. “The dream of using a computer chip to operate and control tiny devices that can fit in a pocket or even inside the body might be moving one step closer to reality. ADCUS has donated $400,000 worth of computer architecture and software to researchers in Lehigh University's P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science.” The goal of the collaboration, says Kothare, is to develop embedded Model Predictive Control technologies in a system-on-a-chip (SoC) framework. "ADCUS has given us the basic technology to program their chip and package board with a surrounding conditioning unit so we can interface without difficulty," he says. "It's a beautiful package - in one day, my students installed software and connected the serial port to the board so they can program things on a chip." Kothare is co-principal investigator on the project with Mark Arnold, who is also director of Lehigh's Computer Architecture and Arithmetic Research Laboratory.
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Folk Art Magazine
Lehigh University's exhibition and symposium celebrating the life
and work of prolific artist Howard Finster was featured in the Fall
2004 issue of Folk Art magazine, the magazine of the American
Folk Art Museum. The Finster event, "Revealing the Masterworks," has been co-curated by Lehigh's Norman Girardot, professor of religion, and Ricardo Viera, professor of art and architecture and director/curator of the Lehigh University Art Galleries.
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
Members of Lehigh's music department will be in the spotlight on
Sunday. Clarinetist Deborah Andrus will perform Brahms' second
clarinet sonata (Op. 120), accompanied by Eugene Albulescu.
She will perform with Dr. Andrew Seigel, a faculty member at
Southeastern Louisiana University. This work, which describes the
Tour de France, was commissioned in 2004 by several faculty
members at SUNY-Potsdam. The other half of this concert will
feature guitarist Brett Grigsby playing a varied repertoire from the
classical and modern period of the rich guitar literature. Deborah
Andrus, clarinet, Brett Grigsby, guitar, 3 p.m. Sunday, Zoellner
Arts Center, Lehigh University, 420 E. Packer Ave., Bethlehem.
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
Tamaqua May Test Water, Fish in Reservoir

Lehigh University was mentioned in an article about the possibility of testing Tamaqua borough’s water supply from Still Creek Reservoir by the Borough Council and Water Authority to determine whether contaminants could be deforming fish and increasing cancer rates. The idea to test came after a state Health Department study of the area found cancer rates to be higher than the state average. Councilman John Trudich suggested asking Lehigh University whether it can do the tests.
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The Express Times (Circulation: 50,522)
Show Switch Won’t Stop Zoellner Gala

When the entertainment for Lehigh's 2004 Zoellner Gala canceled, planners were forced to change horses mid-race, but they say they will still end up in the winner's circle—and they've got good reason. In mid-September, the previously scheduled Dance Theatre of Harlem canceled citing financial difficulties associated with touring, but after five short days, Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra signed up for the job. "It was a curve, I have to admit," says Deborah Sacarakis, director of programming at Zoellner, "but I think we recovered well. In terms of stature, they're well-matched companies." Marsalis and LCJO's 15 soloists are presenting "Out Here to Swing," at Saturday's 8 p.m. concert in the University's Baker Hall.
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**Alumni in the News

Daily Pennsylvanian (Circulation: 14,000)

Garry Scheib, who graduated with a dual degree in marketing and management sciences from Lehigh University, executive director of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, was recently promoted to the position of chief operating officer of the Penn Health System.
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
Happy Birthday to You and You, and You, and You

Lehigh alumnus Greg Macchia was quoted in an article about his quadruplets who turned one year old on September 23. Macchia works in northeastern New Jersey for a Belgian manufacturer of video recorder servers. He also travels often for his job. There haven't been many family outings in the past year, the couple says. "It's a good half-hour process just to get them all out of the house and into car seats," Macchia explains.
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Posted on Friday, October 01, 2004

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