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Selected Media Coverage: January 14, 2005

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

Nasa.gov
Space Daily

Anne Meltzer, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Lehigh, was quoted in two more articles about the recent tsunami. The earthquake that struck the Indonesian island of Sumatra occurred in a location that geologists know is susceptible to powerful earthquakes. The quake occurred along a “subduction zone” in which the Indian tectonic plate is being subducted, or pulled beneath, the Burma tectonic platelet, said Meltzer, a seismologist who has supervised two major international seismology research projects in the Himalayas. “Earthquakes like this one happen only once every 50 to 100 years, and they happen in very specific locations,” Meltzer said. Her work is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation.
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The Age (Australia)
The Union Leader (New Hampshire) (Circulation: 61,249)
US Lowers Hopes on Iraq Election

Henri Barkey, chair of the international relations department at Lehigh, was quoted in an article about the upcoming Iraq election. Despite possible disruptions to the January 30 poll, the US has no viable options or alternatives other than to proceed with it, analysts say. “I don't think they're thinking of a Plan B. What they have is permutations of Plan A: You go for elections, hope for the best and if it doesn't materialize, you go with whatever emerges - probably a heavily Shiite government,” said Barkey, also former State Department Iraq specialist.
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Chronicle of Higher Education (Circulation: 87,246)
Gazette

Lehigh University listed the following promotions and appointments in the Chronicle of Higher Ed:
Kimberley Carrell-Smith to professor of practice in the department of history; John Gillroy to professor in the department of international relations; Heidi Grant to assistant professor of psychology; Tianbo Liu to assistant professor of chemistry; Tamra Mendelson to assistant professor of biological sciences; Rebecca Miller to professor of the practice in the department of chemistry; Joan Ramage to assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences; Jackie Rogers to associate professor in the department of sociology and anthropology and director of women’s studies; Dork Sahagian to professor in the department of earth and environmental sciences and director of the environmental initiative, and Edward Whitley to assistant professor of English.
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Financial Times (UK)
Patriot-News (Circulation: 103,372)
The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
Schools Test the Law with Designs on Darwin Theories

Michael J. Behe, professor of biological sciences at Lehigh, was again mentioned regarding his theory of Intelligent Design. Intelligent Design posits that the human cell, among other organisms, is too finely tuned to have developed by chance. “A growing number of researchers are questioning the theory of evolution,” said Behe.
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Principal Magazine
Perry A. Zirkel, University Professor of Education and Law, College of Education, published an article in the January/February 2005 issue of Principal Magazine, providing a case study and commentary regarding the prevailing practice in public schools of routinely requiring permission or release forms for field trips and other activities that pose potential for liability. Zirkel states that “the legal status of such forms varies, but they are generally considered to be neither rock-solid protection nor legally valueless in terms of immunity.” He concludes, “Principals need to carefully assess the tradeoffs rather than automatically assume that such forms are either absolutely worthwhile or absolutely worthless.”
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American Ceramic Society Bulletin
Technology Briefs
Finding New Uses for Glass

Lehigh University has received an NSF grant to establish an international research and education center promoting new uses of glass. The International Materials Institute (IMI) for New Functionality in Glasses, a collaboration between Lehigh and The Pennsylvania State University, will receive $3.25 million over five years. The goal of IMI is to develop new functions for glass for the 21st century, including novel glasses and nanocomposites; functional coatings; and glasses engineered for strength, ionic functionality, optical functionality and biofunctionality. Applications of these new functionalities include arrays of micro and nanolenses, 3-D information storage, optical sensors and displays, glasses for hydrogen storage, films for viewing X-rays, micro- and nano-electronics, and more.
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Fastener Technology International
Selecting the Right Stainless & Alloy Steel Cold Heading Coatings

Wojciech Misiolek, associate professor of materials science, and engineering graduate student and research assistant Mario Epler, were mentioned in an article about a new engineering university research study that evaluates coating and lubricant performance relative to the specific substrate to be covered to simplify the coatings selection process.
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The Courier-Journal (Circulation: 216,602)
Lehigh University was mentioned favorably in an article about family finances. Tierionna Morris, who plans to major in secondary education, says Lehigh is her first choice. “It is the most beautiful place in the world,” she said.
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
Saluting Martin Luther King, Jr.

William Scott, professor of history and Africana studies at Lehigh, will speak at 3:00 p.m. Monday at the Cultural and Scholarship Ministry of Greater Shiloh Church, 220 Brother Thomas Bright Ave., Easton. Martin Luther King, Jr. would have been 76 on Saturday. Events are being held across the country in his honor and in commemoration of Martin Luther King Day on Monday.
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The Express Times
Make Yourself the Picture of Health by Adding a Wide Variety of Colors to Your Daily Diet

Jason Jarinko, head athletic trainer at Lehigh, was quoted in an article about adding colors to your diet for better health. Jarinko said he cannot tell athletes to take supplements because of National Collegiate Athletic Association eligibility rules. So instead, he recommends a balanced diet. “Athletes are constantly building and tearing muscles,” Jarinko says. While cells and muscles rebuild free radicals may form. “Adequate nutrition with antioxidants will rebuild the cells,” Jarinko says. Antioxidants and vitamins A, C and E may be beneficial for athletes who feel over-trained or fatigued. Jarinko recommends Lehigh athletes eat green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, and citrus fruits.
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The Express Times
Providence Not God’s Way of Playing Favorites

Lloyd Steffen, professor and chaplain at Lehigh, wrote an op-ed on how God intervenes in history – the world of human affairs, with the major “interventions” in each of the traditions being easily identifiable: the giving of the Torah in Judaism, the Christ-event in Christianity, the communication of the Quran in Islam. “These faith traditions hold that God possesses a governing power over the universe and human affairs, and God’s plans will not be frustrated, not ultimately, despite setbacks,” he wrote. “This faith in God’s ultimate governing power is in Christian thought often referred to as God’s ‘providence.’”.
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**Alumni in the News

Yahoo Finance
RedNova.com
Light Reading
Small Times

Bruce Nonnemaker, who received an MSEE from Lehigh University, has joined NanoOpto Corporation as Vice President of Manufacturing and Operations. NanoOpto is a developer of nano-fabrication technology for the rapid design and high-volume manufacture of nano-optic devices.
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Mysan.de (Germany)
William Mansfield, who received an MBA from Lehigh University, has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of The Valspar Corporation. click here



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Posted on Friday, January 14, 2005

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