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Selected Media Coverage: April 15, 2005

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

The Wall Street Journal (Circulation: 2,106,774)
Camera Detects Concealed Weapons

Rick Blum, professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Lehigh, was featured in an article about a technology that can detect concealed weapons. Researchers have designed ways to use “millimeter-wave” cameras, in combination with regular photography, to detect whether a person is hiding a gun, knife or bomb under his clothing, and to pinpoint the location of the object. For years, astronomers have used radio telescopes that rely on millimeter-wave technology. “The idea is, you take a visual image of a scene, and then you take a millimeter-wave image of the same scene, and the millimeter-wave image is able to see guns hidden underneath someone's clothing,” said Blum, who has done extensive research on so-called image-fusion technology. He has applied for patents for the software, and his technology is being licensed to a start-up firm, SuperVision Technologies Inc., in Bethlehem. The firm was founded by Leopoldo Mayoral, who has run an engineering-consulting firm that has done work for the Defense Department.
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The Associated Press State and Local Wire story about Professor Marder’s failure analysis students research of shuttle Columbia debris -- “Under student’s microscopes, shuttle pieces yield clues,” was placed and picked up by broadcast and top print outlets across the country including: Los Angeles Times, New York Times online, ABC News.com, and more than 35 different outlets across the country. In addition, KYW-TV 3 (CBS) in Philadelphia and WHP (CBS) in Harrisburg aired stories about the student’s findings. For a complete listing, please contact Jeanne Jones at jej3@lehigh.edu.

Under student’s microscopes, shuttle pieces yield clues
Students at Lehigh who spent more than a month testing pieces of the Columbia say that today's space-age materials -- unavailable when the doomed shuttle was built more than two decades ago -- might make a next-generation space vehicle safer…. “Today, if you were going to redesign that material, I would pick a better type of aluminum,” said materials science expert Arnold Marder, the Lehigh professor who led the project.
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IT Manager’s Journal
What it Takes to be an Agile Enterprise

Steve Goldman, professor philosophy at Lehigh, was quoted in an article about the drive for enterprises to be adaptive and agile. According to business book author Goldman, it's not new but it's more critical than ever -- and he goes as far as to say it's “the price of entry into competitiveness.” A good example happening today is IBM, says Goldman, as the vendor is giving clients exactly what today's agile organizations require. The challenge, he explains, is exactly what it was a decade ago when experts started the push for agility: creating an intellectual and structural capability and a willingness to embrace “dynamism as the norm.”
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Indian Life & Style
End of Exoticism

Amardeep Singh, assistant professor of English at Lehigh, was quoted in an article about Indian writers having carved out a niche for themselves in the literary world by dutifully focusing on an “ethnic” format. “Quite a number of recent Indian novels released in the U.S. have had references to curry, mangoes, masala, and saris in their titles,” says Singh. And he is not too far from the truth. “Mistress of Spices,” “Serving Crazy with Curry,” “The Mango Season,” “House of Blue Mangoes,” and “The Snake Charmer” are just some of the titles that reflect that trend. “Probably my favorite from amongst the recent crop is Jhumpa Lahiri’s ‘The Namesake.’ His style is sober and clear, not lyrical or pretty,” he adds.
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
What’s The Score on New SATs?

Eric Kaplan, dean of admissions and financial aid at Lehigh, was quoted in an article about the new SATs. The updated SAT requires students to write a five-paragraph essay, includes math problems covered in Algebra II courses and eliminates analogy questions. “We have a lot of different ways of gauging a student's writing,” said Kaplan. The school can also look at a student's English grades, recommendations from English teachers and their college application essay, Kaplan said. Lehigh asks students to submit verbal, math and essay scores from the SAT, but Kaplan added the school would “probably not” look at the essay to determine admission, at least not right away. “Ideally, what we'll be able to do is try to get a sense of how the exam scores correspond with a grade on a writing [assignment],” he said.
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**Athletics in the News

The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
Taylor Enjoys Living in the Valley

Billy Taylor, basketball coach for Lehigh, was featured in an article about his excitement for his fourth season that figures to be his most challenging as the Mountain Hawks try to rebound from an underachieving 14-15 season, which ended with a 57-53 overtime loss to Holy Cross in the Patriot League tournament semifinals. Taylor, who was named the Patriot League coach of the year in each of his first two seasons, was an assistant at UNCG from 1999-2002 under former Lehigh coach Fran McCaffery before being hired as Lehigh's first African-American coach in any sport on April 16, 2002. “I really like it here,” said Taylor, who is 50-38 at Lehigh. “The people have been good to me. My wife is happy and it's a good community, environment for my kids to grow up in. That's what it's all about, being around good people, having good kids in the program.”
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Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005

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