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Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 22 - March 2, 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.

Remedy magazine (January/February): The special reports section included an item on the importance of zinc in the diets of people over 50 that quoted Eleanor Schlenker of human nutrition and foods.

WWBT-TV (Richmond) (Jan. 16): The station marked Lee-Jackson-King Day with a story on General Stonewall Jackson that featured comments from Alumni Distinguished Professor James I. Robertson, who is writing a biography of the Civil War general.

The Christian Science Monitor (Jan. 22): A story quoted Matt McAllister, a communications professor, on the significance of National Geographic specials on television.

The Catholic Virginian (Jan. 30): The Virginia Tech Center for Gerontology's research and report on case management was featured in a story of how community support can help people with disabilities remain at home instead of going to a nursing home.

ABC Radio (Feb. 3): Nicholas Tideman of economics was interviewed by telephone for a news segment on the minimum wage.

The Washington Post (Feb. 4): A front-page story on the fact that children are staying up later quoted Jay Mancini of family and child development on why parents let this happen.

The Christian Science Monitor (Feb. 1): An opinion article by associate editor Ruth Walker quoted Edward Spiezio of political science on Americans' opinions on foreign policy and the ethnic clashes in various parts of the world.

Richmond Times-Dispatch (Feb. 5): A feature article in the "Planning for Retirement" section extensively quoted Connie Y. Kratzer, family finance specialist for Virginia Cooperative Extension, on the need for early planning, what documents to keep, and how to keep them.

Voice of America (Feb. 7): The radio service carried a live interview with civil engineering professor James Mitchell in Kobe, Japan, where he and a National Science Foundation team of engineers were investigating ground, foundation, and structural problems that contributed to the damage caused by the January earthquake there.

Newsweek (Feb. 13): Marshall Fishwick of communications studies and humanities is quoted in an article about coffeehouses.