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Newsmakers

Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 33 - June 1, 1995

Virginia Tech faculty, 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. This report excludes coverage in the Roanoke news-media market. For more information about the articles mentioned, call Julie Kane, university public relations coordinator, at 1-9934, or contact your college public relations office.

Washington Post (April 8): Jim Fraser, professor of wildlife sciences, was quoted in an article on vultures.

Richmond Times-Dispatch (April 13): Art professor Bob Fields and art senior Craig Geiger were featured for designing the winning poster used for this year's Strawberry Hill Races.

(Omaha-Nebraska) World-Herald News (April 16): Associate professor of agriculture and applied economics, Eluned Jones, was quoted in a story about the increase of cotton production in the U.S.

Chicago Tribune (April 16): An article ran about Virginia Tech's Department of Mining and Minerals Engineering achieving 100-percent job placement for its graduates.

CNN (April 16): In a story on tobacco research, footage from an earlier story on plant pathology professor Carole Cramer's research was included.

Houston Chronicle (April 19): Communications studies professor Sam Riley was quoted in a story about the demise of a rival paper, the Houston Post.

Hartford (CT) Courant, the Hackensack (NJ) Sunday Record (April 23) and the Des Moines Register (April 28): Communications studies assistant professor Scott Patterson was quoted in a story on the convergence of information technologies on society.

San Jose (CA) Mercury News (April 30): The Blacksburg Electronic Village was featured in a story.

New York Times (April 30): Irene Leach was quoted in a story about college students and credit-card debt.

The (Baltimore) Evening Sun (April 30): Co-written by Harrison Steves from biology, "Terrestrials: A Modern Approach to Fishing and Tying With Synthetic and Natural Materials," was reviewed.

Engineering News Record (May issue): Architecture associate professor Michael O'Brien was featured in "More Than Merely Cops and Robbers," an article about creating crime-resistant buildings in light of the Oklahoma bombing. O'Brien is working on a grant from the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services on creating software to instruct builders, architects, and others. on how to build safer buildings.

Los Angeles Times (May 1): Associate professor of communications studies Mary Beth Oliver was quoted extensively in a story on horror movies and who watches them.

Washington Post and Richmond-Times Dispatch (May 12): The research of Mike Vaughan, an associate professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Studies, on black bears in the George Washington National Forest was the focus of feature stories.

U.S. News and World Report (May 15) Head of sociology John Edwards was quoted in a story about the effect of artificial insemination on the traditional family.