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Selected Media Coverage: January 4, 2005

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

The Associated Press State & Local Wire
Newswatch 50 (New York)
WFMZ-TV (Channel 69)
Pennsylvanians Organize Relief Efforts for Tsunami Victims

Lehigh University’s India Club plans to send $300 to tsunami victims, and club president Sandhya Eswaran is directly e-mailing friends for more donations to an Indian nonprofit, Asha for Education’s Tsunami Relief Fund. Eswaran, a 24-year-old Ph.D. student in chemical engineering, says the money is really going home. Her parents live in the city of Chennai, formerly called Madras, on India’s east coast. According to her parents’ e-mails, the waves took out beachfront villages, devastating the local economy dependent on fishermen and fruit and vegetable vendors. Her parents say they’re fine, but they have new worries: how to evacuate to higher ground if they hear new tsunami warnings, and where to get clean drinking water. “This is a real direct hit to me,” Eswaran said. “I know people right now who don’t have a shelter who are just sleeping in common, open places.”
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WCBS News Radio (New York City)
Bottom Line/Personal (Circulation: 2,000,000)

Sally White, dean and professor, College of Education, provided tips for how to use motivational strategies to make and keep New Year’s resolutions. The radio segment aired on WCBS 880 AM on New Year’s Day and is available via streaming audio on the station’s web site, which is included below. She was also interviewed for Bottom Line/Personal, a magazine covering business, money and investing.
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Chronicle of Higher Education Gazette (Circulation: 87,246)
It was reported by the Chronicle of Higher Education that Roland K. Yoshida, former provost at Lehigh University, has been appointed senior vice president for external relations and campus life.
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MSN Money
Now’s The Time to Start Working on College Aid

William Stanford, former director of financial aid at Lehigh University, was quoted in an article about hiring someone to help you with financial aid. Think twice about hiring someone to do this for you, the article said. Sure, there are financial-aid consultants who will gladly handle the paperwork. But they can’t offer much information that you couldn’t easily get yourself, with the help of the student’s high school guidance office, literature from the college and some useful Web sites or books. “This is not rocket science,” says Stanford. “I’ve seen consulting fees running from a few hundred dollars to many thousands. Families of means can probably go this route, even if it does not net them more financial aid (and it shouldn’t). But families of modest means should put those dollars toward paying those college costs.”
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Staten Island Sunday Advance (Sunday circulation: 84,450)
Lehigh was mentioned in an article about the daunting task faced by high school students when they choose the university where they’ll spend their next four years. “Lehigh. Pepperdine. Claremont McKenna. Rice. With nearly 3,000 colleges in the United States, it seems like a teen needs to spend years just researching the long list of possibilities,” the article said.
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Space Daily
Pittsburgh Digital Greenhouse Merges with the Robotics Foundry

Lehigh University was mentioned in an article about the merging of the Pittsburgh Digital Greenhouse with the Robotics Foundry. The Pittsburgh Digital Greenhouse, a non-profit organization whose members include the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a consortium of member firms and three leading Pennsylvania Universities, announced that it has merged with the Robotics Foundry, an independent, non-profit economic development organization formed to accelerate the growth of the emerging, agile robotics industry. In 2005, the Technology Collaborative will continue to broaden its focus beyond western Pennsylvania, driven in large part by an innovative research and development partnership that includes Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, Penn State University, Drexel University, and Lehigh University.
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Centre Daily Times
God vs. Darwin

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. “The human cell is irreducibly complex -- what we find in the cell is stuff that looks strongly like it was designed by an intelligence,” said Behe. Behe acknowledges this theory might lead one to postulate the existence of a supernatural force, such as God. But he said this is unknown and rejects those who would portray him as a creationist. “Our starting point is from science, not from scripture,” he said.
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Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology
CTT Has Second Licensed Patent Incorporated into MPEG-4 Standard

Lehigh was mentioned again regarding Competitive Technologies, Inc.’s announcement that a second of its patents has been deemed essential for companies that use the MPEG-4 Visual Standard and has been incorporated into the MPEG-4 Visual Patent Portfolio License Pool effective January 1, 2005. The technology was developed at Lehigh University and licensed to CTT, according to John B. Nano, CTT's president and CEO.
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
So Much Good Theater, So Little Time to Savor It All

Augustine Ripa, professor of theatre at Lehigh, was mentioned in an article written by Myra Yellin Outwater, freelance arts writer and member of New York’s Drama Desk, about the wonderful theatrical professionalism in our community. She wrote, “This year was also the year that I took a long overdue visit to Lehigh University, where I was dazzled by Augustine Ripa’s gaudy and raucous staging of Aristophanes’ classic Greek comedy, ‘The Birds.’ Drew Francis’ set was a fantasy world of vivid coral pink with grotesque, eerie moon-like protrusions. Erica Hoelscher’s costumes were colorful and inventive.”
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
In 2005, Resolve to Find New Year’s Sitter Early

Lehigh University senior Laina Erde was mentioned in an article about babysitting on New Year’s Eve. A veteran babysitter, Erde said she wouldn’t watch someone’s kids on New Year’s Eve for less than $20 an hour. Other baby sitters said they charge between $10 and $15 an hour. “It’s like time-and-a-half,” said Erde, who turned down jobs because she’ll be out of the country. “New Year’s Eve is probably the hardest time to get someone to give up their night. They have to make it worth their while.”
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
Charter School Plans Changes to Raise Scores

Lehigh was mentioned in an article about the Roberto Clemente Charter School in Allentown that is hoping to improve students’ reading and math scores. As part of the effort to formulate the plan, Clemente formed a task force that includes educators from various institutions, including Lehigh University, Cedar Crest College and the Allentown School District.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 04, 2005

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