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Newsmakers

Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 11 - November 3, 1994

Virginia Tech faculty and staff members and students are often the subject of significant national and state-wide news coverage. To better inform the university community about these accomplishments, the Office of University Relations has compiled this monthly report. The report excludes coverage in the Roanoke news-media market. For more information about the articles mentioned, call Nancy Templeman, university public relations specialist, at 1-5915, or contact your college public relations office.

Associated Press (Jan. 26): Robert Denton, department head of communication studies, was interviewed about Oliver North's candidacy for the U.S. Senate.

Business Radio Network (Jan. 27): The network conducted a live national interview with Denton about Whitewater and President Bill Clinton's State of the Union Address.

Richmond Times-Dispatch (Jan. 28): A story quoted Denton about Oliver North's candidacy.

Chicago Sun-Times (Mar. 16): A story about rage on the highways quoted Scott Geller of psychology.

Business Week (Mar. 21): A story about the impact of Whitewater on Hillary Clinton quoted Robert Denton.

The Sacramento Bee Final (Mar. 25): A story about rage on the highways quoted Clifton Bryant of sociology.

The Daily Herald (Chicago) (Mar. 28): An article quoted Marshall Fishwick about Amelia Earhart.

ABC News (Mar. 29): A news story about the Virginia senatorial race included an interview with Robert Denton.

Richmond Times-Dispatch (Apr. 3): A story about Republican Senatorial nomination campaign quoted Denton.

The News & Daily Advance (Lynchburg) (Apr. 7): A story featured the Geological Society of America's field trips and meeting at Virginia Tech and quoted Lynn Glover of geology.

Houston Chronicle (Apr. 10): Richard Eisler of psychology was quoted in a story about the meaning of friendship to men.

The Washington Post (Apr. 13): Robert Denton was quoted on Democratic Senatorial nomination campaign of Virgil Goode.

The News & Daily Advance (Lynchburg) (May 1): A story quoted Mary Beth Oliver of communication studies about video game violence.

New Orleans Times-Picayune (May 22): A story quoted Oliver about televising executions.

Virginia News Network (May 23): The network interviewed Robert Denton about a Democratic Senatorial candidates' debate.

Martinsville Bulletin (May 23): Denton was interviewed for a story on the Democratic senatorial candidates' debate.

WWBT-12 News (Richmond) (June 4): Denton was interviewed about Virginia's Republican Convention and Oliver North's nomination

Richmond Times-Dispatch (June 12): A story quoted Denton about the Democratic Senatorial primary.

The Washington Post (June 12): A story quoted Denton about the Democratic Senatorial primary.

Associated Press (June 15): A story included an interview with Denton about implications of fall Senatorial race.

Associated Press (June 27): The wire service interviewed Denton for a story about the debate by Virginia U.S. Senate candidates on the "Larry King Live" program.

Associated Press (June 29): A national wire story included an interview with Denton on Senatorial debate reactions.

Virginia News Network (Sept. 26): Education professor Steve Parson was featured in a news story on a Richmond education summit on parental and community involvement in the schools, co-sponsored by the Centers for Community Learning at Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia.

WRVA Radio (Richmond) Sept. 29): Pamplin College of Business Dean Rich Sorensen was interviewed in a five-minute segment on the economic development and tourism aspects of the Walt Disney Company's decision not to build a historic theme park near Manassas.

Virginia News Network (Sept. 29): Sorensen was interviewed on the Walt Disney Company's decision not to build a historic theme park near Manassas.

WRVA Radio (Richmond) (Sept. 29): Finance professor George Morgan was featured in a ten-minute segment. Morgan discussed the Walt Disney Company's decision to abandon a site near Manassas for its proposed historic theme park.

Arts and Entertainment Network (Oct.2, 9, 16, 29): History professor James I. Robertson was featured in four segments of Civil War Journal: Oct. 2, "Spies"; Oct. 9, "Prisons"; Oct. 16, "Jefferson Davis"; Oct. 29, "Arlington Cemetery."

Virginia News Network (Oct. 3): Communication studies department head Bob Denton was interviewed about Bill Clinton's stumping for U.S. Senate candidate Chuck Robb.

CNN (Oct. 4): A news segment carried a report on civil engineering professor Ray Plaut's study of the use of inflatable dams to prevent flooding of critical structures such as water filtration plants and chemical factories.

CNN (Oct. 8 and 9): "Science and Technology Week" included a report on civil engineering professor Ray Plaut's study of the use of inflatable dams to prevent flooding of critical structures such as water filtration plants and chemical factories.

CNN (Oct. 8): Human Foods and Nutrition assistant professor Denise Brochetti was featured in a story on home-canning and food safety.

Virginia News Network (Oct. 10): History professor William Ochsenwald was interviewed regarding the movement of Iraqi troops toward the Kuwaiti border.

Wall Street Journal (Oct. 14): The paper carried an entire article about the research of Kristin Butcher of economics on gender and education.

Science/Technology (October): discussed the research of Harry C. Dorn, professor of chemistry, and graduate student Steven Stevenson in an article about chromatographic detection.

Science/Technology (October): An article about aqueous media in organometallic catalysis included the work of Joseph S. Merola, associate professor of chemistry, and Brian E. Hanson, associate professor.