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Selected Media Coverage: June 17, 2005

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

Patna Daily (India)
Patna-Born Young Scientist Receives Highest National Honor in US

Shalinee Kishore, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Lehigh, was mentioned in an article about being among the 20 young scientists to receive the coveted Presidential Early Career Award for Scientist and Engineers (PECASE) for her research in wireless access to communication networks. Last Monday on June 13th, Shalinee was awarded the PECASE award, the highest award one can receive in the U.S. as a young scientist or engineer. President George Bush honored the 20 leaders for their wide-ranging research accomplishments and for their significant educational contributions. Monday's awards bring the number of NSF-supported PECASE recipients to 180 since the program was launched in 1996.
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Associated Press State & Local Wire
Albany Democrat-Herald
Corvallis Gazette Times
RF Globalnet (Circulation: 80,000)
KGW.com
The WorldLink.com
Black Enterprise (Circulation: 508,614)
OregonLive.com
Special Ed Ruling Has Districts, Families on Edge

Perry Zirkel, professor in the college of education at Lehigh, was quoted in an article about a family who sued an Oregon school district for allegedly failing to properly address their son's learning problems. A U.S. district judge has ruled that the family will not have their boarding school costs reimbursed. In Oregon, cases of tuition reimbursement are rare — roughly on the order of one or two a year. But these kinds of challenges are on the rise nationally, said Zirkel. Educators and parents are now watching closely for the outcome of the parents' appeal to the 9th U.S. Court of Appeals — which could set the precedent for districts in several western states.
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Defense News
Court Verdict May Weaken Turkey’s EU Bid

Henri Barkey, professor of international relations at Lehigh, was quoted in an article about Turkey’s EU Bid. The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ordered a retrial of Turkey’s public enemy No. 1, a move that may fuel anti-Western sentiment in the country and further weaken Turkey’s European Union (EU) aspirations. “Many Turks see the EU, which was supposed to provide the new anchor for Turkish reforms and further integration with the West, as a poisoned chalice precisely because it proscribes changes that will force the radical transformation of the Turkish political space,” Barkey said at a May 11 hearing on U.S.-Turkish relations held before the U.S. House International Relations Committee in Washington. “The debate in Europe, especially in France, on the new European Constitution that has made opposition to Turkish accession to the EU a central theme, has further damaged Turkish self-confidence and belief that they would get a fair hearing in Europe,” Barkey said.
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IE Industrial Engineer
Golden Gazette

The Engineering Economist, a refereed journal published jointly by IIE and the Association of Engineering Education, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Edited by Joseph Hartman, associate professor of industrial and systems engineering at Lehigh, the publication features articles, case studies, surveys, book and software reviews, and other articles that represent current research, practice, and teaching involving problems of capital investment.
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Staffing Success
Rebound
ASA’s Annual Economic Analysis of the Staffing Industry

Nandkumar Nayar, professor of finance and law at Lehigh, along with G. Lee Willinger of the University of Oklahoma, were mentioned in an article about how they compared firms in a carefully constructed sample and found that earnings (before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization), gross margins, and stock returns improved after the increased use of contingent labor.
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The State (Circulation: 115,400)
The Register (UK)
Legal Battle in Pennsylvania Puts Evolution Back in Spotlight

Michael Behe, professor of biological science at Lehigh, was mentioned in an article about being the author of “Darwin’s Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution.” Behe is an intelligent-design proponent and is scheduled to be one of the expert witnesses for the Dover school board when the case goes to trial in the fall.
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EE Times
socalTech.com
Small Times
IMT Partners with MEMtronics

Lehigh University was mentioned in an article about being part of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency grant. Santa Barbara-based Innovative Micro Technology said this week that it has partnered with MEMtronic for the second phase of a DARPA grant. The two companies will work together on a $3.69M project for developing robust, reliable RF MEMS Capacitive Switches. Other collaborators on the program are Lehigh University and Exponent. IMT is a developer of MEMS (micro-electromechanical systems) devices, used for drug discovery, biomedical implants, inertial navigation, printing, and more.
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Posted on Friday, June 17, 2005

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