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Selected Media Coverage: March 12, 2004

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

The Associated Press State & Local Wire (Reaching 242 total bureaus worldwide)
WTOL News
WKRC Cincinnati, OH CBS affiliate
WTVG Toledo, OH ABC affiliate
WEWS Cleveland-Akron OH ABC affiliate
WBNS, Columbus, OH. CBS affiliate
The Toledo Blade (Circulation: 138,435)
Inquiry Examines Failure of Steel

Lehigh's Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems lab (ATLSS), which specializes in testing the integrity of steel structures, was the focus of a recent article on the Associated Press. Jule Jones, head of the Toledo office of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, said yesterday that investigators sent "fairly large pieces" of fractured steel to ATLSS. Investigators are focusing on failed steel as a possible cause for the deadly I-280 truss crane collapse last month. ATLSS has done extensive work on the strength and failure of construction materials and has investigated many notable structural failures, including the collapse of the World Trade Center. Studying the fractures under a microscope and subjecting portions of the samples to standard steel stress tests, the lab will try to determine if the steel failed - and therefore, caused the accident - or if it may have fractured when it collapsed as a result of some other cause.
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The Boston Globe (Circulation: 448,817)
The Alert Traveler; Spring Break Turns Girls Gone Mild

Recent Lehigh University grad Kimberly Pinkos of Norwell spent her most recent spring break helping build a fence at a state park in Virginia Beach. "We all drove down together in a big van and stayed in a cabin, worked from about 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for four days, then explored the area when we weren't working," Pinkos said. Food and spending money were supplied by her school from a fund financed through donations and fund raising. Though working all day couldn't be described as a day at the beach, the experience was rewarding and only cost each student about $ 100, Pinkos said.
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Contra Costa Times, CA (Circulation: 187,630)
Former Steel Giants Find Savior in ISG

Mary Beth Deily, associate professor of economics at Lehigh University, was quoted in an article about International Steel Group. According to Deily, ISG has succeeded at "dealing with the union, getting everybody on board and moving ahead and getting the workers to kind of buy into what sacrifices they have to make to keep this capacity running."
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PR Newswire
“March Madness for the Mind” Showcases Talents of Nation’s Top Collegiate Inventors

The EchoTech Marine Team from Lehigh University has created the Easy-Ionizer, a tool for maintaining calcium and alkalinity levels in aquariums. This display will be presented at The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California, which hosts the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance's (NCIIA) Eight Annual "March Madness for the Mind" on Saturday, March 20.
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
Hans Blix to Speak at Lehigh University

Hans Blix, the former head of the U.N. weapons inspection team charged with finding weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lehigh University about the process he now criticizes. The talk will be given in Baker Hall of the Zoellner Arts Center. Blix gained international recognition last year when he and his team tried to find out if Saddam Hussein was hiding weapons of mass destruction.
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**Alumni in the News

Business Wire
Pittsburgh Business Times (Circulation: 17,500)

Suzanne Lewis, who earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Lehigh University, has been appointed vice president and treasurer of Allegheny Energy, Inc., effective April 1.
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Posted on Friday, March 12, 2004

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