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Selected Media Coverage: July 7, 2004

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

San Francisco Chronicle (Circulation: 514,265)
Chabot Space & Science Center

David Pankenier, professor of modern languages and literature at Lehigh, was quoted in an article about an exhibit that showcases astronomical skills of China’s “celestial empire.” Some of the world's first professional sky watchers were court seers and bureaucrats working for the rulers of ancient China, whose divine right to govern depended on knowing something about celestial events. Missing an eclipse could cost someone his job -- or his life. And so, for thousands of years, the Chinese built an astounding collection of instruments and detailed written accounts of the night skies, including some of the world's earliest known observations of comets, sunspots and supernovas. "There's an enormous amount of material there," said Pankenier, co- author of a two-volume translation of the ancient Chinese records. "For anyone with at least a layman's interest in science and science history, it makes a fascinating story."
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Star-Banner (Ocala, FL) (Circulation: 49,660)
Christian First

In a letter to the editor, a reader suggested people read “Darwin’s Black Box” by Michael Behe, a professor of biochemistry at Lehigh.
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The Express Times (Circulation: 50,522)
Democrats Laud Edwards’ Zeal, Doubt His Foreign-Policy Qualifications

Lehigh professor of political science Frank Colon was quoted in an article about Sen. John Kerry’s announcement on choosing vice presidential nominee John Edwards. Colon said Edwards, although more liberal than Kerry, was the obvious choice. "I think the ticket needs that," Colon said. "I think any other candidate would be drab as far as personality." By making the announcement before the Democratic National Convention, Kerry's strategists optimized media coverage and turned the story into an "extended photo op," Colon said.
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2004

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