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The following is a selection of recent media coverage of Lafayette:

National Media
Coverage continues of the marriage research shared by Jamila Bookwala, assistant professor of psychology, at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in Honolulu, Hawaii. Following reports in USA Today, The Washington Post, TheChicago Sun-Times, many other newspapers in the United States and overseas, ABC News Radio, and the 50 stations that broadcast the radio program “A Touch of Grey,” which carried an interview with Bookwala, the latest newspapers to cover the research include The Detroit News (Aug. 24), Salt Lake Tribune (Aug. 24), Houston (Tex.) Chronicle (Aug. 23), Sacramento (Calif.) Bee (Aug. 22), The Morning News of Northwest Arkansas (Aug. 22), Modesto (Calif.) Bee (Aug. 22), Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch (Aug. 22), Omaha World-Herald (Aug. 22), Holland (Mich.) Sentinel (Aug. 18), Atlanta (Ga.) Journal-Constitution (Aug. 18), Atlantic City (N.J.) Press (Aug. 18), Citizens Voice of Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (Aug. 18), Florida Today (Aug. 17), and Journal and Courier of Lafayette, Ind. (Aug. 10). For a listing of some other newspapers that have covered the research, see the Aug. 26 Media Coverage of Lafayette.

Spotlight on Students in Their Hometown Newspapers
Trenton (N.J.) Times, Aug 14:
Marquis Scholar William Simmons ’04, who graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree and majors in philosophy and English, received a Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Fellowship. Each year, the foundation awards approximately 35 scholarships, worth up to $50,000 each, to seniors or recent graduates to attend graduate or professional programs. Simmons will use his award to attend Rutgers School of Law-Newark.

Newtown (Conn.) Bee, Aug. 13:
History and government & law major Todd Palo ’05 (Newtown, Conn.) helped Congresswoman Nancy Johnson (R-Conn.) with her reelection campaign as part of a summer internship. He was one of five students to receive an internship stipend from Lafayette for public service jobs this summer.

Free Press (Quakertown, Pa.), Aug. 5:
Quakertown residents Paul Dimick ’05, a chemical engineering major, and Trisha Slemmer ’04, who earned a degree in geology in May, conducted research on contaminated water and treatment programs as part of a team of nine students. Biochemistry major Steve Presciutti ’05 (Wilkes Barre, Pa.) presented their work at the 18th annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research. The students “developed a cost-effective treatment technology to decrease the concentration of perchlorate, which has been linked with health problems concerning hormone production.”

Saucon (Quakertown, Pa.) News, Aug. 19:
Dru Germanoski has been named Dr. Ervin R. VanArtsdalen ’35 Professor of Geology and Environmental Geosciences. He formerly held the title of professor of geology and environmental geosciences and serves as department head. He is the author or co-author of more than 50 published scientific papers and articles and numerous technical reports. His research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Forest Service, The Keck Foundation, The Wildlands Conservancy, and the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund.

Fremont (Neb.) Tribune, Aug. 13:
Tarik Ghanim ’04 of Amman, Jordan, who graduated magna cum laude with a degree in B.S. in electrical & computer engineering and a B.A. with a major in international studies, was featured in an article on international Fulbright Scholars learning about Midwest life. Ghanim received a Fulbright Student Award this year to pursue graduate studies in electrical and computer engineering in the United States. The sixth Lafayette student to receive a Fulbright grant in the last five years, Ghanim is pursuing a master’s in electrical and computer engineering at West Virginia University.

CNNMoney (N.Y.),Waterloo (Iowa) Courier, Black Enterprise Magazine (N.Y.), Aug. 13:
Although some signs point to a nearly full-blown economic recovery, unemployment is the one area keeping the economy from completely recovering from the November 2001 recession, according to Edmond Seifried, professor of economics and business. The unemployment rate went down to four percent in 2000, peaked at six percent in 2002, and was at 5.5 percent in July. “The issue, Seifried said, could prove costly for President George W. Bush on Nov. 2. ‘The unemployment rate is President Bush’s Achilles heel,’ he said. ‘He could lose the election because of this.’Seifried says the 2005 forecast looks good for companies, which could expect a four to five percent increase in sales.”

Valley News Dispatch (Tarentum, Pa.), Aug. 11:
Charles Holliday, professor of biology, has tagged and released more than 1,000 cicada wasps since 1989. He says it’s been a good year for the wasps, possibly because the mild winter didn’t kill many in their cocoon stage. “‘If you have [them] this year, the chances are good you’ll have them next year because there’s something about your property that draws them,’ he said.”

Record-Breeze and Plain Dealer (Blackwood, N.J.), Aug. 5:
Lafayette students are part of a project to provide clean drinking water to four underdeveloped communities in a Honduran municipality. “Most of the people in these communities do not have drinkable water in their homes and have to obtain water from small rivers and wells, which is neither safe nor hygienic. The area also lacks water for vegetable production in the dry season.”

Media Coverage of Lafayette: Aug. 26, 2004
Media Coverage of Lafayette: Aug. 6, 2004
Media Coverage of Lafayette: July 15, 2004

Media Coverage of Lafayette: June 30, 2004

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