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Newsmakers

Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 28 - April 13, 1995

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.

The Chronicle of Higher Education (Oct. 12, 1994): Marshall Fishwick was featured in an article regarding "Textbooks on Demand."

The Houston Chronicle (Dec. 23): A story quoted Marshall Fishwick about the appeal of hockey in Houston.

Columbia College Today (Winter 1995): This magazine of the undergraduate liberal arts college of Columbia University published a letter and highlighted an excerpted quote from Bruce Wallace, UDP in biology, about the need for environmental awareness and response.

Wired for the Future (Jan. 11): Computer science professor Roger Ehrich was interviewed about the virtual school system he is setting up for Montgomery County Schools through the Blacksburg Electronic Village (BEV). The article also quoted Andrew M. Cohill, BEV director.

The Houston Chronicle (Feb. 21): Christopher Neck, assistant professor of management, was quoted in an article on bringing children to work.

The Christian Science Monitor (Feb. 21): Carroll Stephens, assistant professor of management, was quoted in an article on downsizing and its impact on worker loyalty and job security.

The Virginian Pilot-Ledger Star (Feb. 24): Don Chance, finance professor, was quoted in an article about the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing above 4,000.

WHSV-TV (Harrisonburg) (Feb. 27): "The Noon Show" interviewed Karen Poff, Extension agent for family and consumer sciences in Shenandoah County, about alternatives to spanking as a discipline method for children.

The Virginian Pilot-Ledger Star (Feb. 28): Don Chance, finance professor, was quoted in an article on the impact of the collapse of Barings Bank on derivatives trading and regulation.

KGTV TV (San Diego) (March 3): Thomas Grizzard, director of Virginia Tech's Occouan Monitoring Lab, was featured in a story on San Diego's water treatment problems.

The Scientist (March 6): Randy Grayson, plant pathology, was quoted in a story about opportunities for minority scientists.

WALE Radio (Providence, R.I.) (March 10): Irene Leech of the Department of Housing, Interior Design, and Resource Management, participated in a call-in talk show on the topic of insurance.

WRVA Radio (Richmond) (March 17): Choices and Challenges director Doris Zallen was interview about the upcoming Choices and Challenges forum on The Quality of Life in the Electronic Village.

Dog World (April): The magazine quoted Linda Shell, D.V.M., of neurology in the College of Veterinary Medicine, about hydrocephalus in the article "Bad Dog or Sick Dog."