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Selected Media Coverage: March 1, 2005

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

ABC 22 News at 6
Fox 45 News at 10
TV 2 News This Morning
TV 2 News at 5:30
News Center 7 at 5
Associated Press State & Local Wire
Akron Beacon Journal (Circulation: 137,975)
Dayton Business Journal
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
Springfield News Sun
Centre Daily Times
NEPA News
Penn Live.com
Philly.com
Ohio News Now
Man of Vision Sees Bright Future for School

Mark Erickson, vice president for administration and government affairs at Lehigh, has been named Wittenberg University’s 13th president. Erickson said he sees the university capitalizing on its unique culture and class offerings, especially its international studies, to set itself apart from other liberal arts colleges and reach out to potential students who would not have considered Springfield’s 160-year-old university. “This is really an extraordinary place, but I’m not so sure people at great distances from here recognize that,” Erickson said just hours after being named president. He said the university has all the components to stand out among liberal arts colleges but may need to hone in on defining those distinctive characteristics. “We need to look at ways to spread that message,” he said.
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The Todd Feinburg Show
Rajan Menon, professor of international relations at Lehigh, was interviewed on the nationally syndicated Todd Feinberg radio show last Saturday on the topic of the Bush-Putin summit.
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Washington Post (Circulation: 699,929)
Phi Beta Kappa Rejects GMU

Perry Zirkel, professor of education and law in the College of Education at Lehigh, was quoted in an article about George Mason University withdrawing a speaking offer to liberal filmmaker Michael Moore. Zirkel said George Mason University President Alan G. Merten's decision should have been driven solely by principle. “They've reinforced the idea that if legislators don't like something they're doing, legislators can micromanage,” he said.
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RedNova.com
When You Evolve, Can We Talk Intelligently?

Michael J. Behe, professor of biological sciences at Lehigh, is the author of “Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution.” He writes: “There is an elephant in the roomful of scientists who are trying to explain the development of life. The elephant is labeled ‘intelligent design.’ To a person who does not feel obligated to restrict his search to unintelligent causes, the straightforward conclusion is that many biochemical systems were designed.”
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The News-Journal (Circulation: 112,945)
Higher Ed

Alex Doty, professor of English at Lehigh, was mentioned in an article about “Cat People,” the 1942 psychological horror film. The film, which features Simone Simon as a Serbian beauty living in New York and harboring a dark feline side, says a lot about how people viewed women's bodies, according to Doty. He dissected the film during his lecture ‘The 'Monstrous Medieval,’ Women's Bodies and ‘Cat People,’ at 7:30 on February 28 in Stetson University's Rinker Auditorium. Doty, an English professor with expertise in film, popular culture, contemporary theory and gay studies, is the author of several books, including, ‘Making Things Perfectly Queer: Interpreting Mass Culture.’
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Pakistan Link
Berkeley Conference Discusses Pakistan Minority Issue

Robert Rozehnal, assistant professor of religion studies at Lehigh, was mentioned in an article as being one of the speakers at the University of California at Berkeley's Center for South Asia Studies, which held its ‘20th Annual South Asia Conference’ at the International House on February 11 and 12, 2005. Rozehnal spoke on “Narrating Tragedy: The Politics of Sufism in Pakistan,” and he pointed out that Sufism is a highly debated subject as part of the reality of Pakistan as a modern Muslim state. But his main focus in this session was the tragedy that took place at Baba Farid's annual Urs at Pakpattan in Punjab, where a stampede killed over a 100 people in April 2001. In these various viewpoints and interpretations of the sad event, Rozehnal was able to share a significant insight into the religious, social and political aspects of Pakistani society.
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Kansas City InfoZine
AXcess News (Nevada)
Teens’ Use of Anti-Depressants on the Rise, as Illegal Drug Use Falls

George DuPaul, professor of education and human services at Lehigh, was quoted in an article about a case in South Carolina where the defense failed to convince the court that an anti-depressant caused violent behavior in a child who gunned down his paternal grandparents in 2001. Diagnostic errors also cause patients to receive psycho-stimulants unnecessarily, said George J. DuPaul, author of the book, “ADHD in Schools,” about children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. DuPaul said depression in children and adolescents is difficult to diagnose because it manifests symptoms in different ways. He said children and adolescents usually show irritable mood swings, which could be symptoms of other illnesses.
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ABC-CBN News (Philipines)
Advanced Science in Ancient Art

Weixian Zhang, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Lehigh, was mentioned in an article about nanoparticles. Zhang has been working with nanoparticles of iron for almost a decade, longer than the term “nanoparticles” has been in wide use. Zhang said one pound of nanoparticles could cleanse 10,000 to 30,000 pounds of water. Zhang says iron nanoparticles will eventually rust into iron oxide nanoparticles, which occur naturally. “I am fairly confident that it will have no impact,” he said. “Most of the particles will attach to soil, slowly oxidize and become part of the background.” Still, he said experiments were needed to document that supposition before the iron nanoparticles went into wide use.
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The Morning Call (Sunday Circulation: 159,733)
Celebration of Spirituality

Roger Nagel, professor of computer science and engineering at Lehigh, was quoted in an article about 12 Lehigh Valley men who will be joining 120,000 Jews finishing a Talmud study. Nagel finds the Talmud insightful and stimulating. Its ethics, he said, parallel those in the courses he teaches. The Talmud's tractates, or books, contain discussions on the courts, their powers and justice. It examines social classes, positions of power and the humanities. Nagel has discovered not much has changed from ancient times to the present. “You still have the good and the bad,” he said.
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The Morning Call (Sunday Circulation: 159,733)
Math Contest Goes Beyond 2 + 2

Don Davis, professor of mathematics at Lehigh, was quoted in an article about the 25th annual Lehigh University High School Math Contest. About 265 students will compete in the high school meet. The hour draws near and the event's organizer Davis, goes over the ground rules for the contest, which was sponsored by Lehigh's Integrated Business and Engineering Honors Program. “No calculators are allowed on this exam. A blank answer is a wrong answer,” says Davis, the contest's founder. “Ready, set, go.”
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
Peace Corps Anniversary is Chance to Learn about World

Edwin Kay, professor of computer science and engineering at Lehigh, wrote an op-ed about serving time in the Peace Corps in Cameroon from June 1995 to June 1997.
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
COLAs, Retirement Age Part of Social Security Fix

Eli Schwartz, professor emeritus of economics and finance at Lehigh, wrote an op-ed on social security.
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**Athletics in the News

New York Times (Circulation: 1,133,763)

The Mountain Hawks head to Annapolis, Md., on March 4-5 for the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association meet, which will qualify individuals for the national championships in St. Louis from March 17-19. With his defending champion and four other all-Americans, Greg Strobel, Lehigh's 10th-year coach, said his squad could make a run against perennial favorites like Oklahoma State and Iowa State. “People think I'm crazy for even thinking we could win it,” he said. “What helps us is parity. With all the teams being fairly equal, a team like Lehigh could slide in there. If we do the right things, we could be in the hunt.”
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**News of Interest

The Morning Call (Sunday Circulation: 159,733)
A Blizzard of Benefits and Celebrations

Laurie Gostley-Hackett, research scientist/scholar at the Iacocca Institute and Elizabeth Scofield, director of Zoellner Arts Center, were mentioned in an article about being part of the Rotary Gala Committee that includes business, cultural and educational leaders.
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Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2005

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