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Newsmakers

Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 14 - December 1, 1994

Virginia Tech faculty and staff members and students are often the subject of significant national and statewide 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.

Theatre LA newsletter (August), Network News (in Washington State) (August): Articles and stories discussed the work of George Thorn, theatre arts, and Arts Action Research.

Sunday Herald (Chicago) (Aug. 7): David Denis, associate professor of finance, was quoted in a Reuters story on the recent wave of corporate mergers.

Human Resources Magazine (September): Richard Wokutch, management professor, authored an article, "New lessons from Japanese management."

Dayton Daily News (Sept. 4): David Denis, associate professor of finance, was quoted in a story on a Dayton company's growth strategy.

The Wall Street Journal (Sept. 15): Robert Mackay, finance professor and director of the Center for the Study of Futures and Options Markets, was quoted in a story on the launching of currency "forwards" trading on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

The Virginian Pilot/The Ledger-Star (Sept. 25): Robert Mackay, finance professor and director of the Center for the Study of Futures and Options Markets, was quoted in a story on the dangers of derivatives trading.

The Washington Post (Aug. 10): A story included comments from Robert Denton, head of communication studies, on F.O.P. senatorial debate.

Richmond Times-Dispatch (Sept. 4): A story on the status of the U.S. Senate race included comments from Denton.

WTVR-6 News (Richmond), WWBT-12 News (Richmond) (Sept. 6): In interviews, Denton offered comments and analyis of the Senatorial debate.

Richmond Associated Press (Sept. 6): A story on the Senatorial debate included interview comments from Denton.

Virginia News Network (Sept. 15): News stories throughout the day used interview comments from Denton on Wilder's withdrawal from Senatorial race.

CNN (Sept. 15): News stories included excerpts from taped interview with Denton on Wednesday morning prior to Doug Wilder's withdrawal from Senatorial race. The interview was also used in various programs, including "Inside Politics."

Richmond Times-Dispatch (Sept. 16): A story included comments from Denton on the impact of Wilder's withdrawal from Senate race.

Virginia News Network (Oct. 2): Stories used interview comments from Denton about Sen. Charles Robb's use of President Clinton in his campaign.

Chronicle of Higher Education (Oct. 12): An article about customized textbooks extensively featured comments from Marshall Fishwick, communication studies and humanities.

Virginia News Network (Oct. 13): News stories used comments from Robert Denton on negative ads used by Robb and North.

Richmond Times-Dispatch (Oct. 27): Stories on the Ninth District Congressional race used comments by Denton.

Associated Press (Oct. 27): A wire story on Ninth and Fifth District Congressional district races used comments by Denton.

Virginia News Network (Oct. 27): In news stories, Pamplin College of Business Dean Richard Sorensen discussed the prospects for and the potential benefits of Disney locating its historical theme park near Wytheville.

Virginia News Network (Oct. 29): Vice President for Student Affairs Tom Goodale was interviewed in stories about efforts to control alcohol abuse at collegiate sporting events.

Associated Press, Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg) (Oct. 31): A wire story featured Heather Wren of entomology and her development of a natural substance to kill cockroaches, carried by newspapers statewide.

WHSV-TV (Harrisonburg) (Oct. 31): Karen Poff, home economics Extension agent in Shenandoah County, was interviewed on about teen pregnancy prevention.

Poets and Writers (Nov./Dec.): Lucinda Roy, Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and associate professor of English, was pictured and featured in a story about her winning a prize in poetry and the publication of her book The Humming Birds.

WTOP Radio (Washington, D.C.) (Nov. 1): Political science professor Charles Walcott was interviewed in a story on politicians' promises on entitlements.

Science, Vol. 266 (Nov. 4): An article about innovations on campus, "Rewards--at last--for Top Teachers," mentioned Virginia Tech's program to reward teaching.

Richmond Times-Dispatch (Nov. 5): A story on Fifth District Congressional race used comments by Robert Denton.

WRC Radio (Washington, D.C.) (Nov. 8): A program included an on-the-air interview with Denton discussing Senatorial election results.

ABC Television Network (Nov. 8): Good Morning America profiled tobacco research by plant pathology professor Carole Cramer and her co-workers in a three-and-a-half-minute piece. Cramer's work was the sole focus of reporter Micheal Guillen's story.

Richmond Times-Dispatch (Nov. 9): A story on Fifth District Congresssional race used comments by Robert Denton.

Bioworld Today, Vol. 5 No. 219 (Nov. 10): Research by Jim Knight and his co-workers regarding transgenic swine that express a human gene (research that may allow xenogenic transplantation of organs from swine to humans) was referred to in a page-one article. The article refers to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.

The Washington Post (Nov. 13): Steve Markham, management professor, was quoted in a Reuters story on employee gain-sharing in the retail industry.

The Washington Post (Nov. 16): Chemistry professor Henry Bauer was quoted extensively in an article on sorting science fact from science fiction.

Arts and Entertainment Channel (Nov. 20): Virginia Tech history professor James I. Robertson was featured in "The Battle of Charleston" program of the Civil War Journal series.

Public Radio WCVE (Richmond), WETS (Johnson City, Tenn.), WHRV (Norfolk), WMRA (Harrisonburg), WNSB (Norfolk), WVRU (Radford), WVST (Petersburg), WVTF (Charlottesville, Roanoke, Marion) (Week of Nov. 20): Chemistry professor David G.I. Kingston discussed "Natural Wonders: Tracking Rare Plants for Miracle Drugs" on With Good Reason, a half-hour public affairs program.