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Selected Media Coverage: April 14, 2004

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

Chicago Tribune (Circulation: 693,659)
Fallujah, Other Fighting Cloud Hand-Over

Henri Barkey, chair of the international relations department at Lehigh, was quoted in an article regarding the clashes between American forces and Sunni and Shiite insurgents. The transfer of power will happen as scheduled, but that the U.S. ambassador will be the "de facto power," Barkey said. "Not transferring power would undermine the president's claim of success. The June 30th deadline was an election year-tied date. Too much rides on keeping to the timetable…The challenge now, given the fighting, is to give more power to the [Governing Council] to make it more of a player so that an expanded [council] can take the country to elections in January."
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The News Journal (Delaware) (Circulation: 119,222)
DuPont to Cut 650 Jobs in Delaware, 3,500 Worldwide

John K. Smith, associate professor of history at Lehigh, was quoted in an article about DuPont cutting 650 jobs in Delaware in the coming months as part of a restructuring that will eliminate 3,500 jobs in North American and Europe. "It's a difficult question when the main industry you're in is starting to peak," said Smith, who also co-wrote a 1989 book about DuPont, "Science and Corporate Strategy." "It's hard to see what they should have done and what they could have done that would have been different."
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VistaCom
Vistacom Updates Image of Lehigh’s P.C. Rossin College

Vistacom Inc., a leader in audiovisual integration and design, along with Lehigh University and CICADA Architectural/Planning Inc. of Philadelphia, has transformed the image of the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS). An interactive media wall is now the focal point of CEAS's lobby, showcasing the school's progressive education and research. The interactive display case, enclosed by liquid crystal glass, is comprised of a plasma screen, four touch screens, several web cameras and state-of-the-art gesture recognition technology. The touch screens allow visitors to navigate through several menus including event calendars and student information pertaining to the engineering department.
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
“Isms” and Theories that Grate on an Economist’s Mind

Eli Schwartz, professor emeritus of economics and finance at Lehigh, wrote an opinion piece on conspiracy theories, theocracy and economic protectionist policies. "Conspiracy theories are useful to cast blame on others and to excuse one's own inadequacies. Simple, straightforward explanations never appease the conspiracy theorists; their world is ruled by secret, malevolent powers," he said.
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**Athletics in the News

Glendale News-Press (Saturday Circulation: 10,400)
Hamasaki Tosses No-Hitter in Win

Heather Hamasaki, freshman pitcher, Lehigh softball, threw her first collegiate no-hitter April 3 against host Lafayette. Hamasaki, a right-hander, struck out 14 and walked one in six innings to spark Lehigh to an 8-0 Patriot League win. It marked the third time this season that a Lehigh pitcher tossed a no-hitter.
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**Alumni in the News

Miami Herald (Sunday Circulation: 444,119)

Michael J. Groves, who received his master’s degree from Lehigh, has been promoted to manager of consulting services with the Solution Delivery Group of Weidenhammer Systems Corp., Wyomissing.
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Market Wire
Rahul Mahna, who received his Bachelors of Science degree from Lehigh, was named to the position of chief executive officer of Software International, Inc.
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
Tim Bragg, who received a master degree in business administration from Lehigh, was recently promoted to general manager of application hosting in the Bethlehem office of SunGard Pentamation Inc.
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**News of Interest

The Express Times (Sunday Circulation: 49,302)
Deal-Maker

SolarCare was launched Dec. 11, 1987, with financial help from Lehigh-based Ben Franklin. Within six months, the company received its first bit of favorable news from The Wall Street Journal. SolarCare grew, moving out of Ben Franklin's space and renovating an abandoned, blighted building in 1992 on Eaton Avenue, off Route 378 in Bethlehem.
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The Express Times (Circulation: 50,522)
Pennsylvania Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Yablonsky announced $2 million in funding by the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority to support the governor's technology-focused economic development strategy. The stimulus package contains several programs that focus on technology development, including an expanded tax credit program. The authority supports four Ben Franklin Technology Partners throughout Pennsylvania that identify promising technological ventures.
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
Lehigh Events

Tony Lake, former national security adviser will speak at 4 p.m. Thursday in Room 303 Whitaker Lab.
Green Week at Lehigh University: Through Friday, presented by Lehigh University STS Program and Lehigh Earth Observatory, Green Week will include conferences, discussions and films on global warming, green building, sustainability and related issues at various campus locations and times. Info: click here
Social Justice Band Night will take place from 4-7 p.m. Friday in Maginnes Hall.
An environmental and social justice issues speaker forum will take place from noon-6 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday, Room 230, Chandler-Ullmann Hall. Info: 610-974-3295; jegd@lehigh.edu.
Earth Day at Lehigh: Displays and information on environmental projects and organizations of Lehigh and the surrounding area will be presented from 2-5 p.m. April 22 on the lawn at Maginnes Hall. Info: mes6@Lehigh.edu; 610-974-0389.
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Posted on Wednesday, April 14, 2004

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