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

National media
Orlando Sentinel, Sept. 16; The Globe and Mail (Toronto), Sept. 10; Observer-Dispatch (Utica, N.Y.), Sept. 6; Kansas City Star, Sept. 5; Miami Herald, Sept. 4; Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.), Sept. 2; The Sun (Bremerton, Wash.), Aug. 30; Brainerd (Minn.) Daily Dispatch, Aug. 29; The Journal Gazette (Fort Wayne, Ind.), Aug. 29; San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News, Aug. 25; Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, Ill.), Aug. 24; Advocate (Newark, N.J.), Windsor (Ontario, Canada) Star, Aug. 18:
Newspapers continue to report on the marriage research shared by Jamila Bookwala, assistant professor of psychology, at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in Honolulu, Hawaii. An article also appeared in the Sept. 5 Nursing Homes Long Term Care Management. For summaries of previous newspaper and radio coverage, see the two prior Media Coverage of Lafayette articles.

Banking Strategies Magazine, Aug. 25:
The country is heading into an environment of rising interest rates that may be different from the one in 1994-95, according to Edmond Seifried, professor of economics and business. “Thanks to recent ‘immense stability,’ the 2001 recession occurred a full ten years after the 1990 recession.‘Rapidly changing environments are where the banking professionals really have their trouble driving pricing and profitability,’ Seifried reports. But unlike a decade ago, Seifreid is looking for rates to be increased slowly over the next 12 to 18 months and within a narrow band.”

Spotlight on Students in Their Hometown Newspapers
Madison (N.J.) Independent Press, Sept. 8:
Geology major Andrew Genco ’06 (Murray Hill, N.J.) served a summer geology internship at Barretts Minerals Inc. in Dillon, Mont. His work took him to places like Bannack State Park, a ghost town in the southwestern part of the state.

News-Herald (Franklin, Pa.) and Derrick (Oil City, Pa.), Sept. 3:
Although he excelled at quarterback in high school, biology major Brandon Hall ’06 (Oil City, Pa) made the transition to tight end during the football team’s spring practice. He also is a long snapper on punts and field goal attempts. For the past two years, he played QB on the junior varsity squad. “‘There’s nothing like being quarterback, for sure,’ he said. ‘I like being quarterback a little bit more. Tight end is great, though. In our offense, we flex out a lot so I’m kind of like a wide receiver. I really enjoy it.’” He plans to attend medical school or graduate school.

Tri-Town News (Jackson, N.J.), Aug. 27 and News Transcript (Freehold, N.J.), Aug. 25:
Economics and business major Matthew Weiss ’07 (Manalapan, N.J.) and his sister Michele visited Israel in July through Birthright Israel, a program that pays for adults ages 18-26 to see the country for the first time. “‘The visit was like a pilgrimage. I wanted to go to Israel to see the land that was promised to the Jewish people,’ Matthew said.”

Press-Enterprise (Bloomsburg, Pa.), Aug. 25:
Chemical engineering major Brian Root ’04 (Benton, Pa.) developed electrically insulating coatings for possible use in the nuclear energy industry. He was one of ten students in the nation chosen to participate in a research experience sponsored by the National Science Foundation and held at the University of Central Florida. He presented his findings at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. Root is attending graduate school at Northwestern University, pursuing a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering.

Daily Item (Sunbury, Pa.), Aug. 22:
Civil engineering major Ronald Manney ’05 (Coal Township, Pa.) and mentor Mary J.S. Roth ’83, associate professor and head of civil and environmental engineering, presented their joint research at the Symposium on the Application of Geophysics for Engineering and Environmental Purposes in Colorado Springs. Their work involves using electricity to analyze limestone and other fragile karst geology, which can be used to determine whether an area is safe for use as a construction site or poses a significant sinkhole risk. Through equipment provided by a National Science Foundation grant, their testing provides a more accurate, three-dimensional output. Manney and two other student researchers have co-authored a paper with Roth and her collaborators at Temple University.

Randolph Reporter (Chester, N.J.), Aug. 19:
Katherine Wolchik ’05(Randolph, N.J.), who is pursuing a B.S. degree in mathematics and an A.B. with a major in economics and business, conducted EXCEL Scholars research in economics and marketing this summer.

Lehigh Valley Media
The Express-Times, Sept. 9:
Edmond Seifried, professor of economics and business, believes there’s a 90 percent chance of an interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve Bank. “Homebuyers should not be hurt by the expected increase, and may even benefit, Seifried said. He said the mortgage market believes the Fed’s gradual increases are correct. His evidence comes from how rates were affected by the last interest rate hike. One would think mortgage rates would go up, he said. ‘But they haven’t,’ he said. ‘In fact, they’ve gone down some 50 basis points (.5 percent).’ This is an indication, Seifried said, that mortgage lenders believe that Greenspan is wisely acting to contain inflation.”

Independent Online (Capetown, South Africa), Aug. 9:
Susan Basow
, Dana Professor of Psychology, shared findings from her research on attitudes toward body hair in women at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association. She interviewed 188 men and women after showing them a video of the same woman in swimsuit by a pool, with and without body hair. “‘More men than women report liking body hair on women because they think it makes them look sexy, untamed, and freeDespite high-profile, admired women like Julia Roberts defying society’s norms, there is little evidence that people have tried to imitate her, or have found body hair more acceptable since her public display.’Overall, the woman with body hair, whether feminist or not, was seen as less friendly, moral and relaxed as well as more aggressive, unsociable, nonconformist, and independent than the same women without hair. They were also seen as more assertive and ambitious and in better physical condition.”

Media Coverage of Lafayette: Sept. 3, 2004
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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