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Newsmakers

Spectrum Volume 18 Issue 30 - May 2, 1996

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. 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.

The Des Moines Register (Jan. 14), Syracuse Herald-Journal (Feb. 1) : Carroll Stephens, assistant professor of management, was cited in a story on the social impact of downsizing.

Frontiers (March 1996): Chemistry professor David Kingston's work, finding plants with medicinal values in the forests of Suriname, was featured in the cover story of the newsletter of the National Science Foundation.

The Wall Street Journal (Mar. 4): Jim Littlefield, professor of marketing, was quoted in an article on bankers who start their own banks after being displaced by mergers.

The Washington Post (March 10): Sociology professor Donald Shoemaker was quoted on the behavior of criminals and delinquents in a story "Rise of the Slow-Learner Bank Robbers."

Sciencedaily (April): A story on Rich Veilluex's research on potatoes was featured.

(Minneapolis) Star Tribune (April): Agriculture and applied economics professor David Orden was quoted extensively in story on the congressional overhaul of the federal farm program.

In-Fisherman (April): Patricia Flebbe and Andrew Dolloff, both assistant professors of fisheries and wildlife sciences in the College of Forestry and Wildlife Resources, had their research published in this top-level magazine for anglers. Their studies show that there are more trout in streams flowing through old-growth forests than in replanted cleared habitats.

(Canada) Equinox (April): Craig A. Rogers, director of the Center for Intelligent Material Systems and Structures at Virginia Tech, is quoted in the two-part article (Future Tech I and II) in the section entitled, "Making Smarter Stuff." Rogers is described in the article as "one of the field's leading visionaries."

Chicago Tribune (April 4): Psychology professor F. Scott Geller's research was cited in a story about strife on the highways.

USA Today (April 19): Geller was quoted extensively in an article on hostility on the roadways.

Gazette Virginian (Apr. 17): The Pamplin College of Business MBA Program in South Boston was featured in a story. Ron Johnson, associate dean of MBA and international programs, conducted an information session on the part-time program for 35 prospective students.