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National/International Media
USA Today, Aug 2; ABC News, Aug. 1; newspapers in England, Australia, South Africa, and the United States, various dates:
A critical, argumentative spouse can inflict major health damage on aging adults, according to research shared by Jamila Bookwala, assistant professor of psychology, at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in Honolulu, Hawaii. “Older adults who said they had hostile, demanding spouses were in significantly worse shape for it,” states a USA Today article. “The more miserable the marriage, the more chronic and serious health problems they had – high blood pressure, arthritis – and the more painful physical symptoms and disability they reported.” The article was picked up or summarized by newspapers such as The Denver Post, Tribune-Review (Greensburg, Pa.), The Arizona Republic, and The Seattle Times. The Daily Mail (London), The Sunday Times (Perth, Australia), The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney, Australia), and The South African Star also reported on the research presentation. An article also appeared on In addition, Bookwala’s research was featured in an ABC News Radio interview sent to over 3,000 affiliate stations. Bookwala, who has involved many students in her research on issues relating to marital quality, recently published an article in The Gerontologist with Jamie Jacobs ’03 (Margate City, N.J.).

Spotlight on Students in Their Hometown Newspapers
The Morning Call, July 15:
Civil engineering major Chad Yaindl ’06 (Emmaus, Pa.), is spending six weeks in Uganda this summer with three other students and two professors, examining issues related to the wetlands surrounding Lake Victoria. The research program is funded by the National Science Foundation.

Putnam County Courier, July 1:
Meghan Towers ’04 (Carmel, N.Y.) earned honors in international affairs by completing a yearlong research project on the growing economic and political power of women in Mexico under the guidance of Victoria Langland, instructor of history. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Towers graduated magna cum laude with a second, individualized major in gender and ideology in historical and cross-cultural perspectives.

Sunday Review, June 27:
Brandon Benjamin ’06(Towanda, Pa.), a double major in economics & business and government & law, is conducting EXCEL Scholars research this summer with John Kincaid, Meyner Professor of Government and Public Service, on social political, and civil rights in nations around the globe.

Regional media
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 11:
“(Professor of art) Curlee Raven (Holton) has made Lafayette College in Pennsylvania a center for African-American printmaking. ‘Lasting Impressions: Master Artists and Master Printmakers at the Experimental Printmaking Institute,’ an exhibit at Centerspace at Woodruff Art Center, will give you a sense of his achievement and the creativity of such artists as Faith Ringgold, David Driskell, Al Loving and Lynn Linnemeier.”

Lehigh Valley Media
The Morning Call, July 22:
The Williams Visual Arts Building celebrated more than three years of collaboration in an exhibition, Made Here, featuring work by over 20 artists who have produced art in the facility. It includes documentary photographs and abstract paintings, a diptych devoted to disease, and a room of rice-powder drawings.

The Express-Times, July 21:
James Ferri, assistant professor of chemical engineering, has received a fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation that will support 18 months of research over three years at the Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interface Science in Golm-Potsdam, Germany, near Berlin.

Press-Enterprise (Bloomsburg, Pa.), June 26:
Former Bloomsburg University women’s lacrosse coach Kathy Frick was named head coach at Lafayette. She compiled a 69-38 record at Bloomsburg, leading the Huskies to four Division II championships and two Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference titles.

Media Coverage of Lafayette: July 15, 2004
Media Coverage of Lafayette: June 30, 2004

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