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NEWSMAKERS

Spectrum Volume 19 Issue 30 - May 1, 1997

Virginia Tech faculty and 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.

Dog Fancy (April 1997): William Swecker, associate professor in Veterinary Medicine's Large Animal Clinic, was quoted in an article on proper puppy nutrition.

Virginia Public Radio "With Good Reason" (week of April 23): Psychology Professor Scott Geller discussed growing violence in America on our streets and highways as drivers vent their frustrations through increasingly aggressive actions.

(Richmond) WRVA Radio, WWBT-TV (April 3, 4): History Professor James I. Robertson Jr. discussed his new book, Stonewall Jackson: The Man, The Soldier, The Legend.

Blue Ridge Public TV, New York Public Television (April 10): James I. Robertson Jr. flew to New York for an interview on "The Charlie Rose Show."

Chronicle of Higher Education (April 11): In an article on "Information Technology and Black Studies Programs," Joyce Williams-Green, director of black studies and the on-line course called "Media, Technology, and Diversity," were included.

Channel Earth TV (April 22): Agricultural and applied economics Professor Wayne Purcell was interviewed live on "Back on Campus," a half-hour program featuring five-10 minute interviews with professors involved in agricultural issues. Channel Earth TV is a direct broadcast service to farm homes.

WRVA Radio (Richmond), Virginia News Network (April 10): Horticulture Professor Rich Marini discussed the effects of a hard freeze on Virginia's apple and peach crops.

Associated Press, Portland Sunday Telegram (Maine), and other newspapers across the country (April 23): An article appeared on "Mad-Cow Disease," extensively quoting Norm Marriott, food science and technology professor.

The Chronicle of Higher Education (April 25): William H. Velander, associate professor of chemical engineering, was featured in an article about genetic engineering. Velander, in collaboration with scientists at the American Red Cross, has created a "transgenic" pig that produces milk containing a human protein that can control excessive blood clotting.