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Selected Media Coverage: May 27, 2005

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

The New Yorker (Circulation: 1,003,205)

Michael Behe, professor of biological sciences at Lehigh, was mentioned in a New Yorker article about intelligent design. Behe is a biochemist who writes technical papers on the structure of DNA. He is the most prominent of the small circle of scientists working on intelligent design, and his arguments are by far the best known. His book, “Darwin’s Black Box (1996)” was a surprise best-seller and was named by National Review. Not surprisingly, Behe’s doubts about Darwinism began with biochemistry. Fifty years ago, he says, any biologist could tell stories like the one about the eye’s evolution. But such stories, Behe notes, invariably began with cells, whose own evolutionary origins were essentially left unexplained.
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Newark Star Ledger (Circulation: 400,042)
Able Labs Loses Credit Line

James Largay, professor of accounting at Lehigh, was quoted in an article about Able Laboratories. Able Laboratories, a generic drug maker that halted production and recalled all its products within the past week, has another worry. The company's bank closed off Able's access to a $20 million credit facility, the Cranbury-based manufacturer disclosed late Wednesday. “It sounds to me like they ought to be able to weather this storm for at least a few months," Largay said. "The problem is they're not going to have any more cash coming in for a while."
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Preservation Magazine (Circulation: 245,000)
Lehigh was mentioned in a detailed cover story about preserving Bethlehem Steel. “Perched on a hillside above the plant is Lehigh University, founded in 1865 by Asa Packer, a founder of the Lehigh Valley Railroad and the Bethlehem Iron Co.—later rechristened Bethlehem Steel,” the article said. “The South Side has reemerged as a lively shopping area with a quirky, retro feel.”
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Christian Science Monitor (Circulation: 80,191)
A Religious Revival in a City of Secular Art

Norman Girardot, professor of religion studies at Lehigh, was quoted in an article about paintings displayed at the Museum of Biblical Art. The fact that this newly opened museum exists in New York at all signifies a change in the compass that orients how art is viewed. "We're witnessing a worldwide religious revival in response to 9/11," says Girardot. Since the terrorist attacks, "We've all woken up and realized we have to take religion seriously." Hence, the new model offered by the Museum of Biblical Art. "We have this odd entity lodged in the heart of secular New York City, which gives us not just an aesthetic approach but also a contextual approach," Girardot says.
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Accounting Today
Few Cos. Proactive in Control Deficiency Disclosures

Parveen Gupta, associate professor of accounting at Lehigh, was mentioned in an article about reporting on a company’s system of internal controls. Only 28 percent of companies were proactive in bringing the reported control deficiencies to the attention of their external auditors and the audit committee, according to the report, “Control Deficiency Reporting,” by Lehigh University accounting professor Parveen P. Gupta and Tim Leech, principal consultant and chief methodology officer of Paisley Consulting.
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Seventeenth-Century Islamic Brassmakers were Far Ahead of European Peers, Engineers Say

Manufacturers of brass astrolabes in 17th-century India were two centuries more advanced than their European peers, says a doctoral student at Lehigh University who just completed a four-year study of astrolabes. Brian Newbury, who earned a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering in May, said the high zinc content in astrolabes fabricated in Lahore (now in Pakistan) proves that brass made there in the early 1600s was produced by a co-melting technique that was not developed in Europe until the 19th century. Newbury presented his results at the British Museum in London in April, at Argonne on May 4 and at the Adler Planetarium on May 5. He has been advised in his Ph.D. studies by Michael Notis, professor of materials science and engineering at Lehigh and a world-renowned archaeometallurgist.
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CPA Journal
An article by Jack Paul, professor of accounting at Lehigh, titled Exploring PCAOB Auditing Standard 2: Audits of Internal Control, placed in this magazine.
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The Christian Post
Understanding Creation, Evolution and Intelligent Design

Michael Behe, professor of biological sciences at Lehigh, was interviewed in an article regarding is theory on intelligent design.
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Posted on Friday, May 27, 2005

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