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Spectrum Volume 18 Issue 11 - November 2, 1995

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.

(Las Vegas, NV) Review-Journal-Sun (May 14): James Woods, director of the Indoor Environment Program in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, was quoted extensively in the article "Indoor Pollutants are Harming More American Workers."

Parents magazine (July 1995): A story, "Winning and Losing: Learning to Do Both With Grace Boosts Kids' Self-esteem," featured Janet Sawyers of family and child development advising parents on how to "break down" game rules so younger children can play.

Richmond Times-Dispatch (July 17): Katherine Allen of family and child development discussed the survival skills of older single women in a Maturity News Service story.

(Charlottesville) Daily Progress; (Strasburg) Northern Virginia Daily; Potomac News; Free Lance Star; etc. (July 20): History professor James Robertson was quoted about the Civil War.

Richmond Times-Dispatch (July 24): Remarks from James Robertson were included in an article about patriotism and the Army's oldest unit.

Southwest Virginia Enterprise (July 27): Comments from Robert Denton, a communication studies professor, appeared in a story about the Fightin' Ninth.

Southwest Virginia Enterprise; Nelson County Times (Luray); Page News and Courier; Tidewater News; etc. (July 27 and August 10): A complete story ran on political science professor Richard Rich and his crime-control study.

Nelson County Times; Southwest Virginia Enterprise;Tidewater News; and

(Emporia) Independent-Messenger (July 27, July 29, August 13, and August 17): A story appeared on sociology professor John Edwards and his marriage study.

(Petersburg) Progress Index (July 31): Scott Geller, psychology professor, was cited in a story on racing safety.

(Newport News) Daily Press; Richmond Times-Dispatch;Virginian-Pilot; Rappahannock Record; (Williamsburg)Virginia Gazette; Newport News Daily Press; etc. (August 4 and 6): Geology professor Martin Chapman was quoted in a story about a quake in York and Gloucester.

Washington Post (August 23): Mahmood Khan, head of the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, explained the history of tipping in coffee bars.

Scientific American (September 1995): Craig Rogers, professor of mechanical engineering, authored "Intelligent Materials."

Voice of America (September 10): Corporate Research Center President Joe Meredith was interviewed about the center and economic development around universities.

WTOP News Radio (September 12): Karen Hult, associate political science professor, was featured in a story on a possible "train wreck" between Congress and the president over the federal budget.

(Fredericksburg) Free Lance Star (September 19): Tom Wieboldt, biology professor, was referred to in a story about a rare plant in a swamp along the Rappahannock.

Hopewell Times (September 20): Psychology professor Scott Geller was included in a story about safety.

Virginia News Network (September 20): University President Paul Torgersen was featured regarding the restructuring of Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Internet World (October 1995): Chemistry professor Brian Tissue was mentioned for his initiation of the Chemistry Hypermedia Project.

(American Society of Mechanical Engineers) ASME News (October 1995): An article on the Mechanical Engineering Department and its student chapter appeared on the front page.

Civil Engineering (October 1995): Saifur Rahman, professor of electrical engineering, was quoted extensively on alternative energy sources in the article, "Here Comes the Sun."

Virginia News Network (October 19): Fisheries and wildlife professor Jim Parkhurst discussed the "Hunters for the Hungry" program whereby Virginia hunters donate their deer to help feed the poor.

Smithsonian (September 1995): Marshall Fishwick was quoted on the subject "Las Vegas."

Seattle Post-Intelligencer (October 16): Nicolaus Tideman, economics professor, commented on at-large and district voting systems.

Black Issues in Higher Education (October 19): Lucinda Roy, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, was featured in a short write-up about being named the first Gloria D. Smith professor in black studies at Virginia Tech.

Wall Street Journal (October 26): IEP Director James Woods was quoted in an article about indoor air quality.

Wall Street Journal (October 27): Robert Graeff, architecture professor and director of the Center for Product and Environmental Design, was featured in an article on design.