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Newsmakers

Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 38 - August 10, 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.

(Santiago, Chile) El Mercurio (May 29): Virginia Tech (College of Architecture and Urban Studies) was mentioned as having an institutional affiliation with the University of Chile.

The Christian Science Monitor (June 6): Mary Beth Oliver, assistant professor of communication studies, was featured in an article about children's television.

New York Times (June 18): Marshall Fishwick in communication studies was quoted in a story about "What It Takes to Make a Hero."

"The Blue Sheet" (June 21): Doris Zallen, associate professor in humanities, was quoted advocating continued public presence on the Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee.

(New Orleans) The Times-Picayune (June 28): Mike Sporakowski, professor in family and child development, is quoted in a "Living" section page one story about "Long, Long Lasting Marriages."

Parents (July 1995): Provost Peggy Meszaros, also president of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, was quoted in the article "Will Your Child be a Good Parent?"

Blue Ridge Regional Business Journal (July 1995): John Cairns, director for the University Center for Environmental and Hazardous Materials Studies, was featured in an article on assessing critical risk of environmental problems.

WRC-TV; WUSA-TV; News Channel 8 (Washington, D.C.); and (Montgomery County) Cable TV News (July 7): Director of technology assistance and development Frederick Krimgold was interviewed in stories about a new search-and-rescue device for collapsed buildings. The coverage included a demonstration of the device in Rockville, Md.

Richmond Times Dispatch (July 13): Richard Zallen, physics professor, and James Marchman, assistant department head of aerospace and ocean engineering, were quoted in an article about the physics of mirages and bugs on the windshield.

(Harrisonburg, Virginia) WHSV TV, Channel 3 (July 26): Karen Poff, Extension agent in family and consumer sciences, appeared as a guest on "The Noon Show," to discuss ways parents can enhance a child's self-concept.

Woman's Day (August 8): Irene Leech of housing, interior design, and resource management was quoted in the "Solutions" section story, "Are You Too Thrifty?"